Cephas David Woods


Personal and Family Information

Cephas was born on 25 JAN 1864 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of John Riley Woods and Margaret Ann Woods.

He died on 19 MAY 1919 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Lucy Elizabeth Deason, who he married on 26 DEC 1897 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their four known children were William Glenn (1898-1980), Gladys Irene (1900-1921), Grace (1907-1930) and Nannie (1911-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Cephas David Woods


John Riley Woods


Dysart Woods


John Woods


Charity Dysart


Sarah Holmes


Phineas Holmes


Rachel Stewert


Margaret Ann Woods


Samuel Purviance Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Anna Purviance


Elizabeth Greaves Dickson


Robert Dickson


Esther Moore



Birth25 JAN 1864
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death19 MAY 1919
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census25 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville PO, dwelling 239 family 237 Woods, John 42, mw farmer $500, $600 born Tenn Margaret 27 fw keeping house, born Ark Alice 19 fw at home, Ark Samuel 18, at home Ark John 16 mw Ark Clinton 12 mw Ark William 9 mw Ark Celphas 7 mw Ark Margaret 4 fw Ark Sarah 2 fw Ark Twins 3/12 mw Ark
Census14 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 36
Address: Esculapia Twp, house 157, family 159 Woods, Cephas D head, wm Jan 1964 age 36, married 2 yrs born Ark, f&m Tenn, Farmer ___ Lizzie L wife, wf Feb 1867 age 33 married 2 yrs, mother of 1, 1 living born Ark, f&m Tenn ___ William G, son wm Sept 1898, 8/12 born Missouri, f&m Ark
Census23 APR 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 46
Address: Osage dwelling 121 family 121 Woods, C.D. head mw 46 m1, 12 yrs born Ark, f&m Tenn, farmer __ lizzie wife, fw 43 m1, 12yrs mother of 3, 3 living born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Glenn, son mw 11 single born Missouri, f&m Ark __ Gladys daughter fw 9 single, born Ark f&m Ark ___ Grace, daughter fw 3 single, born Ark, f&m Ark dwe;;omg 118. Doclspm ,J.A. 64, Lilliam G wife 50 and 4 children dwelling 119 Moore henry, head 71, Emma V wife 45 snf 2 dsaughters
BurialMAY 1919
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Oakley Chapel Cemetery, Rogers with wife Find A Grave Memorial# 14540340


Note 1

Ceph Woods, highly respected citizen of this county who resided on the ol Dickson homestead at Apple Spur between Bentonville and Rogers, died Monday morning and was buried at Oakley Chapel cemetery Tuesday. In January the deceased had an attack of flu, following by complications from which he never recovered. (Benton County Record - Bentonville, Arkansas - May 23, 1919 - obit submitted by flwillingham)

"Cephas David Woods, son of John R. and Margaret A. Woods of precious memory, was born at he family residence four miles east of Bentonville, January 25, 1864. His whole life was quietly but honorably spent in this community. December 25, 1897 he was united in the sacred bonds of matrimony with Elizabeth E. Deason and to this happy union were born four children, a son and three daughters. He was not a member of any church but evidently, for many years, had lived an humble and upright life. A few days before his death he told the undersigned that he accepted the Lord Jesus CHrist as his Savior and had submitted all into his hands. At 4 o'clock a.m. on the 19th he peacefully departed this life.

He is survived by his beloved companion, a devoted son, William Glenn, and three amiable daughters, Gladys Irene, Jeenie Grace and Annie, five brothers, Jno. R. of Burley, Idaho; Dewitt C. of New Mexico, Finis Holmes of Enterprise, Ore.; CHas. Richard of Rogers; Clyde of Miami, Okla., a beloved stepmother, Mrs. Jennie Woods, and scores of other relatives and friends as numerous as his acquaintances. The funeral service was held at Oakley chapel by the writer, assisted by Dr. H. W. Steen and Rev. A. J. Deason and was attended by several hundred people. The remains were laid to rest at Oakley Chapel cemetery. P. Carnahan

(Rogers Democrat - Rogers, Arkansas - May 29, 1919 - obit submitted by flwillingham) 


 Spouse: Elizabeth Deason Woods (1866 - 1946)*

 Children: Gladys Irene Woods (1900 - 1921)*

Find A Grave Memorial# 14540340