Thomas Jackson Woods


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born on 22 APR 1870 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Robert Samuel Woods and Martha Jane Maxwell.

He died on 18 JUN 1932 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Mattie F. Walker, who he married in 1893 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Thomas Jackson Woods


Robert Samuel Woods


William Harvey Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Anna Purviance


Mary Greaves Dickson


Robert Dickson


Esther Moore


Martha Jane Maxwell


Ebenezer Maxwell


Martha Jane Griffin



Birth22 APR 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death18 JUN 1932
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census8 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 9 to 10
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
CensusJUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 30
Address: Osage twp, dweelling 303 family 303 Wood, Thomas , head wm born April 1870. age 30 married 7 yrs born Ark, f Ark m Tenn, farmer __ Mattie, wife wf born Sept 1866 age 33 married 7 yrs, mother of 1, 1 living born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Omer, son wm born Oct 1899 age 7 monthes single born Ark f&m Ark __ Robert, father wm born June 1835, age 64, Widower, born Ark f &m Tenn Laremore, Forest, boarder wm born Aug 1888 age 11, single born Missouri, f Missouri, m unkown
Census20 JAN 1920
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Esculapia Twp, farm dwelling 184, family 187 Woods, Thomas J, head, rents home mw age 48 married born Ark f Ark, m Tenn, farmer __ Mattie f wife, fw age 53 married born Ark, f Tenn, m Ark __ Ellen L, daughter fw age 12 single born Ark f&m Ark __ Evert E, nephew mw age 22 single born Ark, f &m Ark
BurialJUN 1932
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 62
Address: Oakley Chapel Cemetery, Rogers with wife findagrave MEMORIAL ID 14493583


Note 1

"Tom J. Woods, born and reared in the Bentonville community, died at his home in Pea Ridge early Saturday morning after an illness of several months. He was 62 years of age.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church at Pea Ridge Sunday afternoon with Dr. Joseph H. Miller, pastor of the Rogers Presbyterian Church conducting the services. Burial was made in the Oakley cemetery.

Mr. Woods was born on the old Woods homestead, two miles east of Bentonville, April 22, 1870. He was the son of Robert S. and Jane Woods, whose father, Wm. H. Woods, came here from East Tennessee in 1832. About 40 years ago Mr. Woods married Miss Mattie Walker of Pea Ridge. To them were born four children, only one surviving her father.

Practically his entire life was spent in farming. His last two years being spent in Pea Ridge. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mattie W. Woods, and his daughter, Helen, of the home; his five brothers, Will Woods of Bentonville; Elbert and Eph Woods of Pea Ridge; Rev. Denton R. Woods of Topeka, Kansas and George Woods of Mulberry, Ark. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Mattie W. Stipp of Neosho and other relatives. His brothers and sister were present at the funeral

(Benton County Record & Benton Democrat & Benton Sun - Bentonville, Arkansas - June 23, 1932)

(Rogers Democrat - Rogers, Arkansas - June 23, 1932 - obit submitted by

"It is with sad hearts we mourn the death of Thomas Jackson Woods who passed out into the great beyond Saturday morning, June 18 at 7:30 o'clock.

Thomas Jackson Woods was born April 22, 1870 at Bentonville. At different intervals in life Pea Ridge has been his home. In early boyhood he made his home with his parents at their home which is now known as the old "Hunter place". For several years Oakley Chapel was his home. In 1893 he was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Walker of Pea Ridge. To this union were born three sons and one daughter, the sons being called away from this world while yet in early childhood.

In 1920 Uncle Tom, as he was better known, moved with his family to Pea Ridge where he resided until death. In early youth, at the age of 12, Uncle Tom united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Then later, as the church united with the U. S. Presbyterian, he united with the Presbyterian church at Pea Ridge. Throughout life Uncle Tom was a devoted and loyal Christian. From early manhood until death he served as an officer in the church, first as an elder in the Cumberland at the Woods Chapel, now known as Mount Eden. In the Pea Ridge church he was ordained as a deacon. This office he retained until his confinement which came in December 1931. Through his many long and trying days of suffering he was kind, patient and a faithful Christian until he was drawn away in the sleep of death..

For eight years he was vice-president of the Farmers Mutual Life Insurance company. This office he faithfully and successfully filled until his long and trying days of illness. Then at that time he was placed on the board of that organization. Besides his many friends who mourn his going he is survived by his wife and daughter, Helen, a sister, Mrs. M. P. Shipp, Neosho, Mo.; five brothers; Will, Bentonville, Reverend Denton, Topeka, Kan.; George, Mulberry, Eph and Albert of Pea Ridge. Dr. Joseph Miller of Rogers officiated at the services, being assisted by Reverend Henderson of Bentonville. Services were in charge of J. W. Bryant Funeral home. The body was laid to rest beside the son in Oakley Chapel cemetery.

(Rogers Democrat - Rogers, Arkansas - June 30, 1932 - obit submitted by

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 14493583