John Milton Woods


Personal and Family Information

John was born on 5 JUN 1826 in Tennessee, the son of David Milton Woods and Elizabeth Kelsey Copeland.

He died on 6 FEB 1887 in Benton County, Arkansas.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Joanna McMillian, who he married on 17 NOV 1846. The place has not been found. They had no known children.

His second wife was Mary Starnes, who he married on 30 MAR 1876 in McDonald County, Missouri. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


John Milton Woods


David Milton Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


Anna Purviance


John Purviance


Mary Jane Wasson


Elizabeth Kelsey Copeland



Birth5 JUN 1826
Place: Tennessee
Death6 FEB 1887
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 24
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 408 family 408 David Woods, 44 , . far,er $2,000, born Tenn Elizabeth K, 47 f ditto Samuel N age 17 m. born Ark David C age 15 m. born Ark Ann C. 11. f born Ark Martha M 11 f born Ark Alford Underwood 22 m teacher born NC dwelling 409 family 409 John M Wood, age 24 m farmer born Tenn JoAnna D age 20 female Tenn Manerva A age 1 female born Ark
Census15 AUG 1860
Place: Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Age: 34 born Tenn
Address: Whitewater Twp, Jackson PO, dwelling 1790 family 1802 Woods, John M age 34 m, farmer, $300, $100 born Tennessee - Johanna D age 29 f born Ark - Minerva A age 10 Ark -Sarah M age 6 f Ark McMillian, Marg Q age 18 f, born Ark
Census28 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 44
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 270 family 266 page 41 Woods, Elizabeth age 67 fw born Tennessee __ John, age 44 mw born Tennessee page 42 : Bowlin, Martha age 30 fw keeping house $600 $125, born Ark __ Clementine age 10 fw Ark Woods, David age 35 mw farmer no real estate, $800 personal, born Ark __ Caroline age 31 fw, keeping house, born Missouri __ Emma age 9 fw born Ark __ Anna age 7 fw born Missouri __ John age 4 mw born Missouri __ Elizabeth age 2 fw born Missouri
Census11 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 53
Address: Mt Vernon Twp, dwelling 87, family 90 Woods, John M wm, married farmer born Tenn, f Ohio, m Tenn __ Mary J wf age 44 wife married Keeping house, born Ala, f Tenn, m Tenn