Samuel West Woods

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Personal and Family Information

Samuel was born on 4 NOV 1799 in Madison County, Georgia, the son of Francis Harper Woods and Martha Leeper.

He died on 23 SEP 1871 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Sarah Adams, who he married on 28 JUL 1818 in Bedford, Tennessee. Their eight known children were Francis Newton (1819-1844), Mary A (1820-1890), Robert Washington (1824-1851), Samuel Leeper (1827-1845), James D. (1831-1907), Elrena Adaline (1833-1914), Thomas Allen (1836-1921) and Alexander Patton (1838-1863).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Samuel West Woods
(1799-1871)

 

Francis Harper Woods
(1776-1849)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Martha Leeper
(1775-1851)

 

James Leeper
(1743-1811)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Mary Blair
(1748-1828)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth4 NOV 1799
Place: Madison County, Georgia
Death23 SEP 1871
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census2 DEC 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Sugar Creek Twp, Benton County, Arkansas family 511 Samuel Woods, 50 m Farmer Tenn, James “ 20 m Tenn, Alrena 17 f Tenn, Thomas 16 m Tenn, Alexander 12 m Tenn.
Census8 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 60
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville PO, Benton County, Arkansas family 80 Samuel Woods 60 m farmer $6500 REal, $8350 Personal, born Ga Eleena, 27 f Tenn, Thomas 24 m Tenn, Alexander 21 m student Tenn
Census15 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 70 b Georgia
Address: dwelling 1168 family 463 Woods, Samuel 70, mw farmer $15,000 $4,000 born Georgia - Allen 34 mw farmer $250, tenn, Mary 30 fw keeping hours Arkansas, Elevena 37 fw keep house Tenn.
Burial1871
Place: Old Dickson Cemetery
Address: 1603 SW 2nd St, Bentonville Benton County, Arkansas Goodspeed 1889, Find A Grave Memorial# 118570197
Will20 JAN 1848
Place: Marshall County, Tennessee
Address: Marshall County, Tennessee father’s will names “three surviving sons: Samuel, James L and Francis B. “ Also named are Daughter Mary B. , James H and Sally Miller, John Miller and his wife Elizabeth, John H miller and Martha, son Allen N Woods
Wiil -Woods, Francis H
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Will-Woods, proof
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Other Event15 JUN 1841
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel Woods and Samuel Purviance Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 2189 NE1/4 of Section 34, T20N, R 30W, 160 acres by President John Tyler
Deed 2189, Woods, Samuel and Samuel Purviance
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Other Event1 MAY 1845
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 4564 W1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 36, T20N, R 31W, 80 acres by President James K Polk
Deed 4564, Woods,Samuel
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Other Event1 MAY 1845
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 4519 E1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 27, T19N, R 33W, 80 acres by President James K Polk
Other Event1 MAY 1845
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 4565 E1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 36, T20N, R 31W, 80 acres by President James K Polk
Other Event1 MAY 1845
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 4583 NE1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 34, T20N, R 31W, 80 acres by President James K Polk
Other Event15 NOV 1854
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 5286 NE fractional 1/4 of NW fractional 1/4 of Section 3, T19N, R 30W, 38 and 38/100 acres by President Franklin Pierce
Deed 5286, Woods, Samuel
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Other Event15 NOV 1854
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 7481 NE1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 19, T20N, R 31W, 80 acres by President Franklin Pierce
Other Event1 FEB 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Dysart Woods, James Jackson and Samuel Woods as commissioners of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 9919 NE1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 20, T20N, R 30W, 40 acres by President James Buchanan
Deed 9919, Woods, Dysart, Samuel and Jackson J.
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Notes

Note 1

Samuel Purviance Woods 1809-1882 buried Woods Cemetery, Little Flock and Samuel West Woods 1799 and 1871 is buried Old Dickson Cemetery, Bentonville.

West maybe? added by genealogists for easy ID, may not be actual name?

Deeds and grants show as Samuel Woods, including 1841 that has both Samuel Woods and Samuel Purviance Woods. 1870 census has them living close together in Osage twp.

Note 2

T. Allen Woods, a veteran of the Civil war, for years lived retired near Bentonville after many years of active connection with farming interests of Benton county, his energy, perseverance and industry in former years having won for him a substantial competence which enabled him to spend the evening of life in the enjoyment of a well earned rest. He was a native of Tennessee, his birth having occurred in Bedford county on the 2d of May, 1836, and he had reached the eighty-fifth milestone on life's journey when he departed this life on October 20, 1921.

His parents were Samuel and Sarah (Adams) Woods, the former a native of Georgia, while the latter was born in North Carolina. They were married in Bedford county, Tennessee, where the father resided for forty years, and in April, 1840, he arrived in Benton county, Arkansas, casting in his lot with its pioneer settlers. He became one of the largest landholders of the county, owning at the time of his death a tract of twenty-seven hundred acres. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and in his political views was first a whig, while later he gave his allegiance to the democratic party. He died on the 23d of September, 1871, having long survived his wife, whose demise had occurred in Missouri in 1839. They were the parents of ten children, and the subject of this review was the last member of that family to die. The paternal grandfather, Franklin Woods, was a native of North Carolina and with his wife, who was in her maidenhood, Martha Leaper, he removed to Bedford county, Tennessee, in 1880, and there he died.

In the country schools of Benton county, Arkansas, T. Allen Woods acquired his education and in 1862, when a young man of twenty-six years, he entered the Confederate army, becoming a member of Company G, and of its original complement of one hundred and one men but two are living today. T. Allen -Woods served in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma and received his honorable discharge on the 29th of June, 1865.

His younger brother, Alexander Patten Woods, also fought in the Civil war, losing his life in 'the service. On again taking up the duties of a civilian T. Allen Woods turned his attention to farming, continuing to follow that occupation until his retirement fifteen years ago and gaining that expert knowledge which can only come through long personal experience. He equipped his place with all of the newest devices in farm machinery, erected substantial barns and outbuildings and brought his property to a high state of development. He became the owner of extensive holdings, the greater part of his land being covered with timber, but he had disposed of mast of his property, retaining but sixty acres. He also had other business interests, being a stockholder in the First National Bank of Bentonville.

On the 22d of November, 1859, Mr. Woods was united in marriage to Miss Mary Trout, a native of Madison county, Arkansas, and a daughter of John L. Trout, who came to Arkansas in 1830, and died in Benton county. No children were born to this union, but Mr. Woods had a nephew, Dwight Dickson, who is living retired in Bentonville, another nephew, John W. .Woods, is residing in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and two others, James A. and W. H. Woods, are residents, respectively, of Centerton, Arkansas, and Canyon, Texas. He also had three nieces, Sarah Black and Isabella Lambreth, both of whom are living in Texas; and Maggie Woods, who is living in Arkansas. Mr. Woods was a member of the Presbyterian church and Mrs. Woods belongs to the Cumberland Presbyterians. His political allegiance was given to the democratic party. For eighty-one years he resided in Benton county and witnessed the entire growth of this section of the state, his memory forming a connecting link between the primitive past and the progressive present. In the work of deveIOpment and upbuilding he bore his full share and the family name is inseparably associated with the advancement of the state along agricultural lines from pioneer times to the present. His course was characterized by integrity and honor in every relation, commanding f0r him the respect and goodwill of all with whom he had been associated.

Centennial History of Arkansas, Volume 3, beginning page 816

By Dallas Tabor Herndon