Cynthia Adaline Woods


Personal and Family Information

Cynthia was born on 20 AUG 1840 in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of Dysart Woods and Sarah Holmes.

She died on 27 JAN 1914 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was John J Jefferson, who she married on 27 JUL 1866 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their eight known children were Madeline (1867-1923), Dysart Woods (1869-1893), Margarett Emma (1871-1945), Rachel H. (1875-1953), Georgie (1877-1895), Memucan (1880-<1900), Sallie (1880-1902) and John Riley Woods (1883-1950).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Cynthia Adaline Woods


Dysart Woods


John Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


Charity Dysart


John Bertrand Dysart


Martha Patton


Sarah Holmes


Phineas Holmes


James Holmes


Mary Filena Nail


Rachel Stewert



Birth20 AUG 1840
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death27 JAN 1914
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: at home in Bentonville
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 35 to 36
Address: Osage, Benton County family 381 Dabastt Woods 44 Tn, Sarah 40 Tn, Nancy R 20 Tn, Margarett E 18 Tn, Phineas 16 Tn, Wm H 13 Mo, Scynithia A 10 Ark, Cephas W 8 Ark, David H 6 Ark, Frances 4 Ark, Levi 2 Ark McKissick families 384 and 385
Census7 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 19
Address: Osage, Benton county family 66 Dysart Woods 54 Tn, Cyntha 20 Ark, Cephus 17 Ark, David 15 Ark, Francis 13 Ark, Levi 11 Ark, Sarah 6 Ark, JV Lee Woods? 28 KY, Magarett “ 28 Tn, Levindes “ 3 Ark
Census16 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Township, Benton County, Arkansas, Bentonville PO family 123 Woods, Dysart 64 mw farmer $700 real, $500 Personal born Tennessee __ Elizabeth 60 fw keeping house b Tenn __ Levi 21 mw farmer arkansas Howard, Matild 20 f mulatto, keep house b Tenn Wilson, Eman 12 fw Ark ___ Mary 3 fw Ark ___ Taylor 1 mw Missouri Dwelling 120 fam 119. Jefferson , George 36 mw farmer $1000, $500 Tenn __ Martha 24 Tenn, Emiline 3 fw Ark, Elizabeth 2 Ark, Mary 8/12 Dwelling 121 Jefferson, Sam, 32 mw farmer $2000, $700, Ark __ Joanah 31, Mo, Georgett 7 Ark, Bartlet 5 Ark, Mary 3 Ark, William 1 Ark, How ard Margaret 19 Dwelling 122 fam 121 Jefferson John, 34 mw farmer $400 $30 Missouri __ Cynthia 29 fw Ark, __Madalin 3 Ark, DYSART, 1 mw Ark
Census3 JUL 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 38 to 39
Address: Osage dwelling 506 family 506 Jefferson, John wm 43 married farmer forn Missouri, father Ky, mother Tenn “ Symthia wf 39 wife married housekepper born Ark, f&m Tenn “ Madaline wf 13 daughter single born Ark f Mo, m Ark “ D.W. 11 son single born Ark f Mo, m Ark “ Margaret wf 9 daughter single born Ark f Mo, m Ark “ Katie wf 5 daughter single born Ark f Mo, m Ark “ George wm 3 son single born Ark f Mo, m Ark “ Memucan wf 5/12 born March, daughter single born Ark f Mo, m Ark dwelling 505, Jefferson, George wm 46 married farmer born Tenn, father Va m Tenn “ Emeline wf 35 wife married born Ark, f&m Tenn “ fannie wf 13 daughter born Ark f&m Tenn Jennie wf 10 daughter born Ark f&m Tenn “ Clar wf 8 daughter born Ark f&m Tenn “ Thomas wm 3 son born Ark f&m Tenn “ James wm 5/12 born Oct born Ark f&m Tenn Dwelling 500 family 500, Woods, Dysart wm 74 married farmer bron Tenn f NC mother Ga “ Elizabeth wf 70 wife married housekeeper born Tenn, father Va mother Ohio “ Levi O wm 30 son married farmer Ark, f&m Tenn ‘ Sarah wf 26 daughter single, , Lanora wf 25 daughter in law, Milllie wf 2 granddaughter,
Census27 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 59
Address: Osage Township family 251 Jefferson, John, head wm, born Jan 1836 age 64 married 34 yrs born Missouri f Va m Tenn __ Cyntha wife wf Aug 1840 age 59 married 34 yrs, mother of 8, 5 living, bornArk f Tenn, m Tenn __ Rachel daughter, wf Jan 1875 age 25 single b Ark f Missouri, m Ark __ Sallie, daughter, wf Feb 1880, age 20 single b Ark f Missouri, m Ark ___ John, son wm Mar 1883 age 17 single, b Ark f Missouri, m Ark
Census12 APR 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 69 to 70
Address: North Main Street, Bentonville, Osage Township Jefferson, John J head wm age 74 married b Missouri f Va m Tenn __ Centhia A wife wf age 69 married 44 years, mother of 8, 4 living
BurialJAN 1914
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Mount Eden Cemetery, Bentonville findagrave 49701537 linkds to parents and siblings




Note 1

JEFFERSON, Cynthia Adaline WOODS - Died, January 27, 1914 at her home in Bentonville, Ark., Mrs. J.J. Jefferson, in the 74th year of her age.

Cynthia Adaline Woods was born in Benton county, Ark. Aug 20th, 1840. She was the daughter of Judge Dysart and Sara Woods of precious memory. July 15th, 1866 she was married to John J. Jefferson. To them were born eight children - two sons and six daughters. She professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and was received by the writer into the Woods C.P. Church Nov. 24th, 1889. Her christian life and influence was more of a silent nature though none the less powerful for good. Much afflicted for many years she was not permitted to attend regularly the means of grace at the sanctuary; but her daily christian life and example, her cheerful and patient nature and disposition, her kind and persuasive counsel and admonition, exerted a salutary influence upon the hearts and lives of the loved ones at home, her neighbors and acquaintances.

She is survived by three daughters - Mrs. Dwight Dickson, Mrs. Perry Arthur, Mrs. E. Carnahan and youngest son - John Jefferson. Her husband, three daughters and a son preceded her to the great beyond. Two sisters, Mrs. Woolsey and Mrs. Lee - and a brother - D.H. Woods - and five grandchildren, also survive her. The funeral services, held at the residence by Rev. McKeen and the writer, were attended by a large congregation, thus manifesting sincere condolence for the sorrowing family and friends. The remains were buried at the Mt. Eden Cemetery beside those of the beloved husband and children gone before. Thus another old landmark of this community has passed away, leaving a feeling of loneliness and sadness with the older members of the generation with which she lived and labored. May the Holy Spirit comfort the wounded and sorrowing hearts of the loved ones left behind.

P. Carnahan. [Benton County Democrat -

Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - February 5, 1914]

JEFFERSON, Mrs. John J. - Mrs. John J. Jefferson died at her home on North Main Street, Bentonville, Arkansas on Tuesday, January 27, 1914 at 5:40 o'clock p.m., aged 73 years, five months and seven days.

In the passing away of this good woman there is removed from our midst gentle, kind and loving to everyone with whom she came in contact, in consequence of which she was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Being possessed of a happy, congenial disposition, she diffused sunshine and happiness under any and all circumstances. She always had a word of good cheer for everyone and no matter how discouraging and disappointing things seemed to be she had the happy faculty of always looking smilingly on the bright side of the situation. I have known her for almost half a century yet I have never seen or even heard of her in any other mood than herein described. Troubles she has had, and many grievous ones, yet she came triumphantly and smilingly through them all - still the same kind, loving, motherly soul. She was born and reared here and in common with the sturdy pioneers who settled this county and caused the wilderness to "blossom as the rose," she endured many privations and hardships during the Civil War when this part of the country was overrun with thieves and murderers and the lives and property of no one were safe. Having endured these dangers and privations she was the better enabled to appreciate the manifold blessings which she enjoyed later in life, surrounded by a family of most devoted children who idolized her. She was "good," in the fullest and broadest meaning of word.

A Friend. [Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - January 29, 1914] 

Find A Grave Memorial# 49701537

Note 2

findagrave has note that son John Riley Woods: Great grandson of Captain Samuel Woods, a Revolutionary War hero.

note in Bentonville there is Dysart Woods Lane, off Tiger and NE J

1st wife Sarah died 1859 and is mother of Levi O…In his Will, Dysart refers to “his mother Elizabeth P Woods” his second wife, widow of George H Jefferson. Dysart’s daughter Cynthia Adaline Woods married John J Jefferson, son of Elizabeth P and George H Jefferson. John J and Cynthia named one son Dysart W Jefferson and another John Riley for Dysart and Sarah’s first son.

Hence the 8 children of Cynthia and John Jefferson have 3 relationships with Dysart Woods:

1 Grandfather

2 Step Grandfather

3 Second Cousin, 2 times removed via John Holmes and Jennet Wilson.