Martha J. Woods


Personal and Family Information

Martha was born in 1843 in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of William Harvey Woods and Mary Polly Dickson.

She died before JUN 1900 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Austin Kimsey Etria, who she married on 15 SEP 1867. The place has not been found. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Martha J. Woods


William Harvey Woods


Samuel Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


Anna Purviance


John Purviance


Mary Jane Wasson


Mary Polly Dickson


Robert Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


Esther Moore


John Moore


Margaret Steele



Place: Benton County, Arkansas
DeathBEF JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 6 to 7
Address: Osage dwelling, family 322 Wm H Woods 39 m farmer $1000, b Ohio, Mary D 39 f born Tenn, Margarete E 18 f, Robert S 15 m, Mary A 13 f , America J 11 f, Martha J 8 f, John H 4 m, Sarah E 2 f, all born Ark
Census12 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 16 to 17
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville P.O. dwelling 132 William Woods 48 m born Ohio, Mary 48 Tenn, Martha 17 Ark, John 14 Ark, Elizabeth 12 Ark Dwelling 133 James Woods 28 born Tenn, Mary 28 Ark, Sarah 5 Ark, John 1 Ark Dwelling 134 Robert Wood 25 born Ark, Jane 19 Tenn Dwelling 135 Samuel Woods 50 born Ohio, Eliza 50 Tenn, Robert 17 ARk, Jane 14 Ark, JOhn 11 Ark, Newton 9 Ark
Census11 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 37 family37 Etria, Austin age 34 mw , blacksmith born Georgia __ Martha age 29, fw keeping house born Ark __ Edward age 1, mw born Ark __ James, age 4 months mw born Ark dwelling 36 family 36, Maxwell Oziah, age 35 mw blacksmith born Tenn __ Mary age 33 fw keeeping hous born Ark ( this is sister of Martha J, daughters of WH Woods) Elizabeth 11, Andrew 8, America 6, samuel 2
Census14 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Brightwater Twp, dwelling 194 family 194 Etris, A.K., wm age 45 married, farmer born Ga, f&m Ga __ Martha wf age 39 wife, married keeping house born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Edward wm 11 son born Ark f Ga m Ark __ James, wm age 10 son born Ark f Ga m Ark __ Mary E wf age 5 daughter born Ark f Ga m Ark __ Laura J wf age 9 months born Sept, daughter born Ark f Ga m Ark
BurialBEF 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Etris Cemetery, Martha Woods Etris, wife of AK 1836-1915 findagrave MEMORIAL ID 21374671
See Note 1


Note 1

In 1871 Capt. Austin Kimsey Etris purchased 40 acres of land (NW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 30, Township 20N, Range 29W) located about three miles north of Rogers by way of the Old Wire Road, and one-half mile west of the Pleasant Hill Church.

After Mr. Etris acquired the above land, he established a cemetery in the southwest corner of the 40 acres. It became a beautiful spot with iris and flowering shrubs around the graves. There were about twenty-five graves, some marked with tombs and others with just brown sandstones. Most of the graves were of the Etris family, but he did permit some of his neighbors to make burials there.

After Mr. Etris died in 1915, the family sold the farm to another family - I have been told to a Mr. Degree. In 1929, my family came here from Oklahoma and purchased this land; and for the forty years my family owned this land, the Etris family came many times to visit the cemetery, usually on Memorial Day.

My family sold this forty acres to the City of Rogers for the Rogers Municipal Airport, the last parcel being sold in 1973. The Cemetery no longer exists since it was bulldozed out when the airport was built. The stones cannot be found for reading, but in our effort to preserve all the cemetery records of Benton County, we can furnish the following:

This information was secured from several sources: Mrs. Sadie Etris Hayes, Donald Etris, Bryant Funeral Home Records of Rogers, other Benton County and historical records, my parents, R.W. and Jessie M. (Fimple) Davis, and my own personal memory.

/S/ Mavis (Davis) Carden

Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 21374671