Martha Jane Maxwell


Personal and Family Information

Martha was born on 18 FEB 1842 in Tennessee, the daughter of Ebenezer Maxwell and Martha Jane Griffin.

She died on 21 JUL 1899 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Robert Samuel Woods, who she married in ABT 1859. The place has not been found. Their nine known children were John H. (1860-1904), William (1862-?), Martha (1864-?), Robert J. (1866-1881), Epraham (1869-?), Thomas (1870-?), Denton (1874-?), George (1876-?) and Mary (1879-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Martha Jane Maxwell


Ebenezer Maxwell


Martha Jane Griffin



Birth18 FEB 1842
Place: Tennessee
Death21 JUL 1899
Place: Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas
Census22 AUG 1850
Place: Marion County, Tennessee
Age: 8
Address: District 3, dwelling 31, family 31 Ebenezer Maxwel, age 47 m, born Georgia Martha “ age 47 born South Carolina Michael “ 20 m Tenn Calvin “ 19 m Tenn Mary “ 17 f Tenn Osiah D “, 16 m Tenn Daniel “ 14 m Tenn Arrena “ 12 f Tenn Andrew “ 10m Tenn Jane “ 8 f Tenn Jeremiah 3 m Tenn
Census12 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 18
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
Census8 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 38
Address: Osage Dwelling 133, family 133 Woods, Robert S, mw 45 married farmer born Ark f&m Tenn “ Martha J wf 38 wife married housekeeeper, born Tenn, f & m Georgia “ John wm 20 son single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn “ William wm 18, son, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn “ Martha wf 16 daughter, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn “Robert wm 14 son single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn Epraham wm 11 son single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn Thomas wm 10 son single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn Elbert wm 8, son, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn George wm 4 son, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn “ Mary wf 1 daughter, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn dwelling 134, Woods, William H wm 68 born ohio f &m ohio dwelling 132 Jefferson Samuel wm 43 born Ark, f Va m Tenn
BurialJUL 1899
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Woods Cemetery, Little Flock with husband Find A Grave Memorial# 18918355


Note 1

February 18, 1842 - July 20, 1899, Wife of Robert Samuel Woods

*Obituary (as written) Benton County Democrat, Thursday, August 31, 1899

WOODS, M.J. MAXWELL - Died at her residence on Pea Ridge, Benton county, Ark. July 21st, 1899, Mrs. M.J. Woods {nee Maxwell} in the 58th year of her age. The deceased was born in Tennessee Feb. 16th, 1842; came with her parents to Benton county when about 10 years old and was married to R.S. Woods June 2nd, 1859. She professed faith in Christ as a personal Savior in September of the same year and united with the C.P. Church. She was the mother of ten children, eight sons and two daughters. Two of these, a son and daughter, died in childhood. The remaining member of the family are all living in Benton county.

*Obituary, Benton County Democrat, Thursday, July 27, 1899

WOODS, Jane - {from Pea Ridge} The black angel has halted at our little village and taken as his prize one of our worthiest and best christian women, Mrs. Jane Woods. Many relatives and friends mourn her absence, but we realize she is better off. May we so live that we will meet where there will be no sickness, death or pain.