Nancy R Woods


Personal and Family Information

Nancy was born on 15 MAR 1830 in Carroll County, Tennessee, the daughter of Dysart Woods and Sarah Holmes.

She died on 24 JUN 1914 in Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was James Woolsey, who she married on 3 DEC 1850 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their eleven known children were John H. (1851-1879), William T. (1852-1918), Nancy (1854-1942), Sarah A. (1855-1929), James P. (1858-1919), Samuel Disart (1859-1912), Cephas W. (1861-1894), Ellen (1863-1934), David H. (1865-1940), Alta (1868-1872) and Albert P. (1872-1934).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Nancy R Woods


Dysart Woods


John Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


Charity Dysart


John Bertrand Dysart


Martha Patton


Sarah Holmes


Phineas Holmes


James Holmes


Mary Filena Nail


Rachel Stewert



Birth15 MAR 1830
Place: Carroll County, Tennessee
Death24 JUN 1914
Place: Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 20
Address: Osage, Benton County family 381 Dabastt Woods 44 Tn, Sarah 40 Tn, Nancy R 20 Tn, Margarett E 18 Tn, Phineas 16 Tn, Wm H 13 Mo, Scynithia A 10 Ark, Cephas W 8 Ark, David H 6 Ark, Frances 4 Ark, Levi 2 Ark McKissick families 384 and 385
Census14 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 167 family 167 James Woolsey 36 m, merchant $2000, $7000, Ark Nancy “ 30 f, born Tenn John “ 9 m born Ark William “ 7 m Ark Nannie “ 6 f Ark James “ 2 Ark Dysart 1 m Ark Moholn Woolsy 69 f Ky Lawrance 31 m Ark Evaline Caye 19 f, domestic, unkown
Census5 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage, Bentonville PO dwelling 365 family 361 Woolsey , James 48 mw farmer $800, $800 born Ark Nancy 40 f w keeping house, Tennessee John 18, mw at home Ark William 16 mw at home Ark Nancy 15 fw at home Ark Sarah 13 fw Ark James 12 mw ark Disart 10 mw Ark Cephas 9 mw Ark Ella 7 fw Ark Short 5 mw Ark Alta 3 fw Ark dwelling 366 family 360 Woolsey Henry 40 mw farmer $700 $800 born Ark Margaret 36 fw keeping house Ark and 5 children
Census12 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage twp, dwelling 185 family 185 Woolsey, James wm 56 married farmer born Ky f NC m SC Nancy wf 50 wife, married house keeper born Tenn, f&m Tenn Sarah wf 24 daughter single, house keeper born Ark, f KY, m Tenn James wm 22 son single, school teacher , born Ark, f KY, m Tenn Samuel wm 20 son single farmer born Ark, f KY, m Tenn Ellen wf 17 daughter single at school born Ark, f KY, m Tenn David wm 14 son single at school born Ark, f KY, m Tenn Albert wm 7 son single at school born Ark, f KY, m Tenn
Dwelling 21 family 21 Lee, Jesse V, Margaret and 5 children
Census9 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage twp, Bentonville town, dwelling 153 family 156 Woolsey, Nancy R , head wf born March 1830, 70 yrs widow, married 49 years, mother of 11, 8 living born Tenn, f&m Tenn Palmer Lenster roomer wf Aug 1877, 22 single born Indiania, f&m Indiania dwelling 154, family 157 Woolsey , William G head wm , Nov 1852 married 10 yrs bron Ark f Ark, m Tenn __ Sally wife wf Mar 1858 age 42 married 10 yrs, mother of 4, f living, born Indiana, f&m Indiania __Ray G son wm Oct 1871, 8 single born Ark, f Ark m Indiana __ Leada B daughter wf March 1873, age 7, single born Ark, f Ark m Indiana ___ Carl son wm Jan 1895 age 5 single born Ark, f Ark m Indiana __ Charley son wm Sept 1897 2 single born Ark, f Ark m Indiana __ Laura M daughter wf March 1881 19, single born Texas, f Ark, m Tenn __ Sarah A, daughter wf April 1883, age 17 single, born Texas, f Ark m Tenn
Census26 APR 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage, Bentonville Town, visit 249, family 253 Woolsey, Nancy R Head fw 80 widos mother of 11, 8 living, born Tenn, f&m Tenn __ Sadia A, daughter fw 34 single born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ Albert son mw 37 divorced born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn
BurialJUN 1914
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Oakley Chapel Cemetery, Rogers Find A Grave Memorial# 14496754


Note 1

"Woolsey, Nancy R. Woods - Died, June 24, 1914 at her residence in Bentonville, Ark., Mrs. Nancy R. Woolsey, aged 84 years, 3 months and 9 days. Deceased was a daughter of Dysart and Margaret Woods, who were amongst the early settlers of Benton county. She was born in Carroll county, Tennessee March 15, 1830. Came with her parents to the Woods home 2 miles east of Bentonville 76 years ago and from that time until her death her home was never over 2 miles from the happy home that sheltered her childhood years. Dec. 3, 1850 she was married to James Woolsey, deceased. Eleven children, 7 sons and 4 daughters, were born to them. Of these, J. P. Woolsey of Oklahoma City, W. T. of Salt Lake City, B. H. of Canon, Colo., Mrs. Ella Putman of Pueblo, Colo, Mrs. Samuel Shelton, Albert Woolsey and Miss Sallie Woolsey of Bentonville, survive her. Her brother D. H. Woods, and her sister, Mrs. Margaret Lee, are all of her father's family that survive her. For a number of years she had been a member of the Presbyterian Church U. S. of this city and was held in the highest esteem by her pastor, the members of the church and by her Christian friends and neighbors. Much afflicted for many years, she complained not, but meekly submitted to the will of her Heavenly Father. The funeral services, held from the residence by Dr. W. H. Steen assisted by the writer, was attended by many loving friends and neighbors. The remains were buried at the Oakley Chapel Cemetery by the side of loved ones gone before. May the Holy Spirit comfort the lonely, sorrowing hearts of the bereft, especially Miss Saide, for the care of her beloved mother. P. Carnahan" (Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Arkansas - May 7, 1914 - obit submitted by 

 Children: Samuel D Woolsey (1859 - 1912)*

Burial: Oakley Chapel Cemetery Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 14496754

The Springdale News from Benton County, Bentonville, AR, December 2, 1898

James Woosley died at his home near Bentonville on Wednesday of last week. He was one of the oldest citizens in Benton County.

Find A Grave Memorial# 162656955