Elizabeth Greaves Dickson


Personal and Family Information

Elizabeth was born on 6 APR 1809 in Bedford, Tennessee, the daughter of Robert Dickson and Esther Moore.

She died on 3 FEB 1891 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Samuel Purviance Woods, who she married in 1831 in Tennessee. Their eight known children were Margaret Ann (1832-1882), Mary Emma (1834-1863), William Harvey (1836-1860), Elizabeth G. (1839-1843), Robert David (1843-1902), Eliza Jane (1846-1925), John Samuel Eleazer (1848-1912) and Joseph Newton (1852-1920).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Elizabeth Greaves Dickson


Robert Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


James McEwen


Isabella Miller


Esther Moore


John Moore


Margaret Steele



Birth6 APR 1809
Place: Bedford, Tennessee
Death3 FEB 1891
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 30 to 31
Address: Benton County, Osage Township, page 17 / 8—written in left margin in this order at bottom of page, S Woods age 40-50, J Jackson, SP Woods 1m age 30-40 1m 60-70 1F 60-70, WM Hammock, OW Maxwell, DP Maxwell next page has D Jackson, Jas Mckisick, D Woods,C Dickson, May Blair, P Holmes
Census-1840 Osage Twp, Benton County, Ark

Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 41
Address: Osage, Benton County, Arkansas fam 440 Woods, Sami 41 Ohio, Evia 41 Tenn, Mary f16 Ark, Wm 14 Ark Robert m5 Ark, Elvia J f5 Ark, John F m3 Ark, Christopher Arnod 18
Census12 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville PO, Benton County, Arkansas fam 132 William Woods 48 m Ohio, Mary 48 Tenn, Martha 17f Ark, John 14 m Ark, Elizabeth 12 f Ark fam 133 James Woods 28 m Tenn, Mary 28 f Ark, Sarah 5 f Ark, John 1 m Ark fam 134 Robert Woods 25 m Ark, Jane 19 f Tenn fam 135 Samuel Woods, 50 m Ohio, Eliza 50 f Tenn, Robert 17 m Ark, Jane 14 f Ark, John 11 m Ark, Newton 9 m Ark
Census6 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 377, family 373 Woods, Samuel 60 mw farmer $3000, $1000, born Ohio __ Eliza, 61 fw, keeping house born Tennessee — Newton 16 mw at home, Arkansas dwelling 376 family 372 Woods, Robert 27, mw farmer, $700, $350 Arkansas __ Lucy 21 fw keeping house Ark __ Mary3 fw Ark __ Clement 1 mw Ark dwelling 378 family 374 Woods, John 21 mw farmer $400, Ark __ Saphira 19 fw keeping house, born Missouri
Census-1870, Benton, Osage 3 pages

Census10 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 71
Address: Osage Township, Benton County, Arkansas fam 146, Woods Robert D wm 37 married, born Ark f Ohio, m Tenn “ Lucy J wf wife 30 Ark f Maine, Mary 13 dau Ark, Samuel C 11 son Ark, Albert 9 son Ark, Newton 8 son Ark, Lucy 5 dau Ark, Florence 3 dau Ark, Herbert 5 mo son Ark fam 147 Woods, Samuel P 78 born Ohio f & m NC, Elisa G 71 Tenn, f & m NC, Joseph N 28 son Ark, Nancy A dau in law 24 Ark, Harvey 6 spm Ark. James 4 son Ark, Alexander 2 son Ark, Ally 10/12 son Ark
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Woods Cemetery, Litttle Flock, Benton County, Arkansas Find A Grave Memorial# 18918387


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Note 1

1891 Obits page 77: Woods, Eliza G.

Mrs Eliza Woods, widow of Sammie Woods, dec’d, died at her home east of the city Tuesday, Feb 3, aged 82 years. She had been a resident of this county since 1833. The remains were buried in the Woods burying ground. [Benton County Democrat 2/5/91]

Eliza G. Woods, who departed this life on the 3rd inst., was born in Bedford county, Tenn. June the 5th, 1809. She was married to Samuel F. Woods, deceased , in 1831, to whom were born eight children, four of whom are dead and four of whom are living with us, and are well and favorably known to our entire community.

Aunt Eliza with her husband moved to Benton county, Ark in 1833, making her a citizen of this county for 59 years, living all these years on the same place, about three miles east of Bentonville. She professed religion in her youth and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She, together with a few others, were organized by the Rev Andrew Buchanan in 1833 into the Bentonville congregation of the C.P. Church and was always a consistent, active and useful member of the church of her choice of of the cause of Christ in general.

In the early history of the C.P. Church in Benton county, in the days of camp meetings, it was her chief delight to labor and sacrifice with her husband for the success of those meetings, never tiring in their efforts to feed and sleep the great crowds who would come from a distance for the good of those meetings. A vast crowd of her kindred, neighbors and friends followed her remains to their last resting place; and felt, as they turned away, that a great and good woman, a noble christian character had fallen in our midst. P.Carnahan. [Benton County Democrat 2/19/91}

First middle initial “F” for Samuel in extended obit by P Caranah is likely a typo error.