Dysart Woods


Personal and Family Information

Dysart was born on 21 Jan 1806 in Bedford County, Tennessee, the son of John Woods and Charity Dysart.

He died on 8 Mar 1882 in Benton County, Arkansas .

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Sarah Holmes, who he married in 1827 in Bedford County, Tennessee. Their thirteen known children were John Riley (1828-1900), Nancy R (1830-1914), Margaret Elizabeth (1832-1920), Phineas H (1833-1860), William H (1837-<1914), Infant son (1839-1839), Cynthia Adaline (1840-1914), Cephas W (1842-1875), David Hervey (1844-1923), Francis D (1846-1873), Levi Oliver (1848-1912), Infant (1852-1852) and Sarah M. (1853-1912).

His second wife was Elizabeth P. Moor, who he married in DEC 1860 in Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Dysart Woods


John Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


John Holmes


Jennet Wilson


Charity Dysart


John Bertrand Dysart


Martha Patton



Birth21 JAN 1806
Place: Bedford County, Tennessee
Death8 MAR 1882
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bailey city? Osage Township, page 17 / 8 in this order at bottom of page, S Woods age 40-50, J Jackson, SP Woods 1m age 30-40 1m 60-70 1F 60-70, WM Hammock, OW Maxwell, DP Maxwell next page has D Jackson, Jas Mckisick, D Woods 1m30-40 1 F 30-40,C Dickson, May Blair, P Holmes
See Note 2
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 44 b Tenn
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: 54
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 Missours
Census3 JUL 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 74
Address: Osage, Benton County, Arkansas family 500. Woods, Dysart, wm 74 married, farmer born Tenn f NC m GA __ Elizabeth wf 70 wife married houskeeper Tenn, f VA m Ohio __ Levi O wm 30 son married farmer Ark fand m Tenn __ Sarah wf 26 daughter single born Ark f and m Tenn __ Lenora wf 25, daughter in law, married born Missouri, f VA m Indiana __ Millie wf 2 granddaughter born Ark f Ark m Missouri Loon, Harry wwm 15 laborer, single, far labor born KY f and m NC
Place: Old Dickson Cemetery
Address: 1603 SW 2nd St, Bentonville Arkansas with wife and children first recorded Mayor Alvin Seamster, Washington County History Socty, Flashback Dec 1955. Pioneer reprints 1961&1976 has typo 1859 Find A Grave Memorial# 118570121
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 30 to 31
Residence1 FEB 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Orginial grant AR1040_.123 Woods, Dysart and Jackson, James, and Woods, Samuel. 2/1/1860 Doc 9919 T20N R 30W NE 1/4 SW1/4 Sec 20 Benton County. east border is now NE “J” Street, Allencroft subdivision, Dysart Woods Lane interects NE J near north end of subdivision. 1875 he 1/2 mile east purchased T20N R 30W SW1/4 SE1/4 Sec 20 Benton County
Will30 JUN 1879
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: East half of the North East quarter of Section Twenty Five, Township Twenty Range Thirty - 5 miles east of present day Rogers airport. very rough terrain, no roads until 1950s names son Levi O Woods, his mother Elizabeth P Woods, sister Sarah M Woods, son John Riley Woods, estate of son Cephas W Woods, and others unnamed
Will-Woods, Dysart

Will-Woods, Dysart, transcribed 2017

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.


OccupationFROM 1864 TO 1874Benton County Judge 1864-68 and 1872-74


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Note 1

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.

Note 2

1840 Census images on Ancestry.com has 6 images for pages 17 to 19 of Osage Township, Benton County, Arkansas that are incorrectly indexed as Bailey Township.

In the left margin, vertical pages 17 and 18 and is written “Benton County, Osage Township”. same place on page 19 isn’t clear but probably also “Osage”


  1. Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Date: 1889
    Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co
  2. Captain Samuel Woods of King’s Mountain
    Source: Captain Samuel Woods of King’s Mountain
    Authors: Lucile Womack Bates 3810 Bedford Ave, Nashville, Tennesse 37215
    Date: 1965
    Publisher: The Benton County Pioneer newsletter of The Benton County Historical Society Rogers, Arkansas