James Woolsey


Personal and Family Information

James was born on 26 JUN 1823 in Hemstead County, Arkansas, the son of unknown parents.

He died about 2 DEC 1898 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Nancy R Woods, who he married on 3 DEC 1850 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their twelve known children were John (1851-?), William (1852-?), Nancy (1854-1942), Sarah (1855-1929), James (1858-?), Disart (1859-?), Samuel D. (1859-1912), Cephas W. (1861-1894), Ellen (1863-?), David (1866-?), Alta (1867-?) and Albert (1872-1934).


Birth26 JUN 1823
Place: Hemstead County, Arkansas
DeathABT 2 DEC 1898
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
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
BurialNOV 1898
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial# 162656955


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 flwillingham@mail.com) 

 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