Alexander Patton Woods

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Personal and Family Information

Alexander was born on 6 OCT 1838 in Bedford, Tennessee, the son of Samuel West Woods and Sarah Adams.

He died on 18 APR 1863 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Alexander Patton Woods
(1838-1863)

 

Samuel West Woods
(1799-1871)

 

Francis Harper Woods
(1776-1849)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Martha Leeper
(1775-1851)

 

James Leeper
(1743-1811)

 
   

Mary Blair
(1748-1828)

 
   

Sarah Adams
(1797-1839)

 

Robert Adams
(-1829)

   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth6 OCT 1838
Place: Bedford, Tennessee
Family Bible of Samuel Woods. Set of six Scott’s Bible Commentaries purchased by Samuel Woods Aug 16, 1857. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, acccording to the authorized version with Explanatory note, practical observations, and copious marginal references.
Source: Family Bible of Samuel Woods. Set of six Scott’s Bible Commentaries purchased by Samuel Woods Aug 16, 1857. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, acccording to the authorized version with Explanatory note, practical observations, and copious marginal references.
Authors: Thomas Scott, Rector of Aston Sandford, Bucks
Date: 1832
Publisher: Boston: Samuel T Armstrong, and Crocker and Brewster. New York, J Leavitt.

Death18 APR 1863
Place: Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas
Address: killed in Civil War per “Descendants, Woods FrancisH” which also shows middle name Powell rathr than Patten. Bible has only “P” http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/4thcog.html
Family Bible of Samuel Woods. Set of six Scott’s Bible Commentaries purchased by Samuel Woods Aug 16, 1857. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, acccording to the authorized version with Explanatory note, practical observations, and copious marginal references.
Source: Family Bible of Samuel Woods. Set of six Scott’s Bible Commentaries purchased by Samuel Woods Aug 16, 1857. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, acccording to the authorized version with Explanatory note, practical observations, and copious marginal references.
Authors: Thomas Scott, Rector of Aston Sandford, Bucks
Date: 1832
Publisher: Boston: Samuel T Armstrong, and Crocker and Brewster. New York, J Leavitt.

Descendents of Woods, Francis Harper
media

Census2 DEC 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Sugar Creek Twp, Benton County, Arkansas family 511 Samuel Woods, 50 m Farmer Tenn, James “ 20 m Tenn, Alrena 17 f Tenn, Thomas 16 m Tenn, Alexander 12 m Tenn.
Census8 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 21 to 22
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville PO, Benton County, Arkansas family 80 Samuel Woods 60 m farmer $6500 REal, $8350 Personal, born Ga Eleena, 27 f Tenn, Thomas 24 m Tenn, Alexander 21 m student Tenn
Other Event20 FEB 1862
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 24
Type: Military Service
Address: 4TH (GORDON'S) ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Co. G—Benton County WOODS, A.P. 1Sgt  - Enl 10 Aug 1862 in Yell Co, AR. Killed 18 Apr 1863 at Fayetteville, AR. http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/4thcog.html
See Note 2
See Note 3

Notes

Note 1

T. Allen Woods, a veteran of the Civil war, for years lived retired near Bentonville after many years of active connection with farming interests of Benton county, his energy, perseverance and industry in former years having won for him a substantial competence which enabled him to spend the evening of life in the enjoyment of a well earned rest. He was a native of Tennessee, his birth having occurred in Bedford county on the 2d of May, 1836, and he had reached the eighty-fifth milestone on life's journey when he departed this life on October 20, 1921.

His parents were Samuel and Sarah (Adams) Woods, the former a native of Georgia, while the latter was born in North Carolina. They were married in Bedford county, Tennessee, where the father resided for forty years, and in April, 1840, he arrived in Benton county, Arkansas, casting in his lot with its pioneer settlers. He became one of the largest landholders of the county, owning at the time of his death a tract of twenty-seven hundred acres. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and in his political views was first a whig, while later he gave his allegiance to the democratic party. He died on the 23d of September, 1871, having long survived his wife, whose demise had occurred in Missouri in 1839. They were the parents of ten children, and the subject of this review was the last member of that family to die. The paternal grandfather, Franklin Woods, was a native of North Carolina and with his wife, who was in her maidenhood, Martha Leaper, he removed to Bedford county, Tennessee, in 1880, and there he died.

In the country schools of Benton county, Arkansas, T. Allen Woods acquired his education and in 1862, when a young man of twenty-six years, he entered the Confederate army, becoming a member of Company G, and of its original complement of one hundred and one men but two are living today. T. Allen -Woods served in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma and received his honorable discharge on the 29th of June, 1865.

His younger brother, Alexander Patten Woods, also fought in the Civil war, losing his life in 'the service. On again taking up the duties of a civilian T. Allen Woods turned his attention to farming, continuing to follow that occupation until his retirement fifteen years ago and gaining that expert knowledge which can only come through long personal experience. He equipped his place with all of the newest devices in farm machinery, erected substantial barns and outbuildings and brought his property to a high state of development. He became the owner of extensive holdings, the greater part of his land being covered with timber, but he had disposed of mast of his property, retaining but sixty acres. He also had other business interests, being a stockholder in the First National Bank of Bentonville.

On the 22d of November, 1859, Mr. Woods was united in marriage to Miss Mary Trout, a native of Madison county, Arkansas, and a daughter of John L. Trout, who came to Arkansas in 1830, and died in Benton county. No children were born to this union, but Mr. Woods had a nephew, Dwight Dickson, who is living retired in Bentonville, another nephew, John W. .Woods, is residing in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and two others, James A. and W. H. Woods, are residents, respectively, of Centerton, Arkansas, and Canyon, Texas. He also had three nieces, Sarah Black and Isabella Lambreth, both of whom are living in Texas; and Maggie Woods, who is living in Arkansas. Mr. Woods was a member of the Presbyterian church and Mrs. Woods belongs to the Cumberland Presbyterians. His political allegiance was given to the democratic party. For eighty-one years he resided in Benton county and witnessed the entire growth of this section of the state, his memory forming a connecting link between the primitive past and the progressive present. In the work of deveIOpment and upbuilding he bore his full share and the family name is inseparably associated with the advancement of the state along agricultural lines from pioneer times to the present. His course was characterized by integrity and honor in every relation, commanding f0r him the respect and goodwill of all with whom he had been associated.

Centennial History of Arkansas, Volume 3, beginning page 816

By Dallas Tabor Herndon

Note 2

WOODS, ALEX Pvt -  Enl 20 Feb 1862 at Cross Hollows, AR. Absent sick at home west of the Mississippi River.

COMPANY E 17TH (GRIFFITH'S) ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT

This statement is contained on the records of most of those of Co C  who were recorded as being left west of the Mississippi River:  "The men of this company reported west of the Mississippi River, were left in Arkansas when the remainder moved under Genl Van Dorn to reinforce Genl Beauregard at Corinth, MS in April 1862, being partly sick in hospital and partly on furlough. They were ordered to rejoin their company and were enroute to do so when Genl Hindman ordered them to remain & put them in a regiment then organizing. They are still there. xxx"

The 11th/17th Consolidated Arkansas Infantry (1861–1865) was a Confederate Army infantry regiment during the American Civil War. The unit is also known as the 11th/17th Arkansas Mounted Infantry or the 11th/17th Arkansas Cavalry. At various times after the consolidation, members of the unit who were captured gave their unit as either the 11th Arkansas Cavalry[1] or the 17th Arkansas Cavalry.

In March 1863, the 11th Arkansas Infantry Regiment and the 17th (Griffith's) Arkansas Infantry Regiment were consolidated to bring the strength of each unit to an acceptable number. Col. John L. Logan assumed command, since he was the senior Colonel superseding Col. John Griffith of the 17th Arkansas Infantry. Companies H and I of the Eleventh Arkansas were combined with Company C while the remaining companies remained the same. The companies of the Seventeenth Arkansas were combined into 3 companies, H, I, and K of the new consolidated regiment.[3] Almost immediately the Confederate War Department ordered the unit mounted, with plans for it to serve as a mounted infantry rather than as Cavalry. The "footsore" troops gladly accepted their mounts and spent long hours drilling in this new branch of service.

Alexander Woods, Private State Served: Arkansas Confederacy

Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Arkansas 11th Infantry Regiment.

also: Enlisted in Company E, Arkansas 17th Infantry Regiment. —Griffiths’s, Co E from Washington County.

http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/17thf&s.html

Note 3

4TH (GORDON'S) ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA

Co. G—Benton County

DICKSON, JOSEPH Pvt  - Enl 1 Jul 1863 at Bentonville, AR. Present Feb 1864.

WOODS, A.P. 1Sgt  - Enl 10 Aug 1862 in Yell Co, AR. Killed 18 Apr 1863 at Fayetteville, AR.

WOODS, C.W. Sgt  - Enl 10 Aug 1862 at Cave Spring, AR. Present Feb 1864.

WOODS, DAVID Pvt  - Enl 10 Aug 1862 at Cave Spring, AR. Present Feb 1864.

WOODS, JAMES 2Lt  - Enl 10 Aug 1862 at Cave Spring, AR. Age 30, Born in TN. Present 18 Sep 1864.

WOODS, R.O. -- Transferred before 30 Apr 1863.

WOODS, T.A. Pvt  - Enl 10 Aug 1862 at Cave Spring. Taken by enemy at Bentonville, 7 Sep 1863.

Sources

  1. Family Bible of Samuel Woods. Set of six Scott’s Bible Commentaries purchased by Samuel Woods Aug 16, 1857. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, acccording to the authorized version with Explanatory note, practical observations, and copious marginal references.
    Source: Family Bible of Samuel Woods. Set of six Scott’s Bible Commentaries purchased by Samuel Woods Aug 16, 1857. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, acccording to the authorized version with Explanatory note, practical observations, and copious marginal references.
    Authors: Thomas Scott, Rector of Aston Sandford, Bucks
    Date: 1832
    Publisher: Boston: Samuel T Armstrong, and Crocker and Brewster. New York, J Leavitt.
  2. Family Bible of Samuel Woods. Set of six Scott’s Bible Commentaries purchased by Samuel Woods Aug 16, 1857. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, acccording to the authorized version with Explanatory note, practical observations, and copious marginal references.
    Source: Family Bible of Samuel Woods. Set of six Scott’s Bible Commentaries purchased by Samuel Woods Aug 16, 1857. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, acccording to the authorized version with Explanatory note, practical observations, and copious marginal references.
    Authors: Thomas Scott, Rector of Aston Sandford, Bucks
    Date: 1832
    Publisher: Boston: Samuel T Armstrong, and Crocker and Brewster. New York, J Leavitt.