Sarah Holmes


Personal and Family Information

Sarah was born on 13 FEB 1810 in Bedford County, Tennessee, the daughter of Phineas Holmes and Rachel Stewert.

She died on 17 JUN 1859 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Dysart Woods, who she 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).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Sarah Holmes


Phineas Holmes


James Holmes


John Holmes


Jennet Wilson


Mary Filena Nail


Rachel Stewert



Birth13 FEB 1810
Place: Bedford County, Tennessee
Address: day, month and year on Gravestone
Death17 JUN 1859
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 47
Address: Federal Census Mortality Schedule Sarah Woods, female, married, born abt 1812 Tennessee, age 47, died Jun 1859, cause: consumption, census 1860, Osage, Benton, Arkansas. line 4 day, month and year on Gravestone
Cause: consumption
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
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 40
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
Place: Old Dickson Cemetery
Address: 1603 SW 2nd St, Bentonville with husband and children first recorded Mayor Alvin Seamster, Washington County History Socty, Flashback Dec 1955. Find A Grave Memorial# 118570149
GS- Woods, Sarah Holmes

Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 26 to 27


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Note 1

first cousin to her husband

possible that father’s mother was Margaret Holmes.

Note 2

Federal Census Mortality Schedule, Benton County, Ark, year ending 1 June 1860

4 Sarah Woods 47, 1812 Female, Married, Tennessee, Jun 1859, Consumption

5 Chrisons Woods 26 1834 Male, Tennessee, Mar 1860 Typhoid Fever

6 Wm Wood 23 1837 Male Arkansas Jan 1860 Typhoid Fever

Note 3

1850 Census Henderson County Tennesse has Mary B Dysart age 52 born Ga with daughter? Woods family next to another Woods, Holmes and Black


  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