Samuel Newton Woods


Personal and Family Information

Samuel was born on 7 MAY 1833 in Arkansas, the son of David Milton Woods and Elizabeth Kelsey Copeland.

He died on 6 FEB 1887. The place is not known.

His wife was Minerva Jane McMillan, who he married on 10 AUG 1852 in Washington County, Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Samuel Newton Woods


David Milton Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


Anna Purviance


John Purviance


Mary Jane Wasson


Elizabeth Kelsey Copeland



Birth7 MAY 1833
Place: Arkansas
Death6 FEB 1887
Address: / trees
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 17
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
Census16 AUG 1860
Place: Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Age: 27 b Ark
Address: White Water twp, dwelling 1799 family 1811 Woods, S. N. age 27 m farmer $250 , born Arkansas “ Minerva J age 27 f , born same “ Mcmillan, Wp age 16 m laborer born same
Census8 JUL 1870
Place: Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Age: 37 born Ark
Address: Liberty twp, dwelling 93 family 90 Woods, Samuel age 37 mw farmer $100, $300 born Ark ___ Minerva age 37 fw keeping house born Ark
Census15 JUN 1880
Place: Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Address: Kinder Twp, dwelling 181 famiy 185 Woods, S. N. wm age 47 married farming, born Ark f &m Tenn ___ M.J. wf age 47 wife, married , housekeeping, born Ark f &m Tenn Dilinger, Sarah wf age 3 niece single, born Mo, f S.C. m Ark
Other EventABT JUL 1863
Place: Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Age: 30
Type: Military Service
Address: Civil War Draft Registrations, Missouri 3rd Congressional Dist, Whitewater Samuel M Woods, age 30 born Ark, white, farmer married
Military - Woods, Samuel N


Note 1

Children: John Milton Woods b: 5 JUN 1826 in TN. Nancy Matilda Woods b: 27 MAR 1828 in TN. Samuel Newton Woods b: 7 MAY 1833 in TN. David Calvin Woods b: 24 MAR 1835 in Benton Co., Ark. Anne Clementine Woods b: 13 AUG 1839 in Benton Co. AR. Martha Melvinia Woods b: 13 AUG 1839 in Benton Co., AR.

Military Service: Civil War. Burial: Pea Ridge Cemetery, Benton Co., AR

Note: David Milton Wood's death was due to injuries received during the Civil War when bushwhackers beat him unconscious and the bottoms of his feet burned, in an effort to make him reveal where his money was hidden. By the time this incident occurred he had spent all his money on support of the families of two of his sons and three daughters. His two eldest sons and three of his sons-in-law were with the Southern forces and their families were living with David and his wife.

+++ The youngest son who had married a Woods second cousin went to Missouri to his wife’s people and joined the Northern Army. One son, (Samuel Newton Woods) and one son in law (John R. Bowling) lost their lifes during the war.

David Woods was an invalid from the time of this mistreatment until his death a year or so later….Bates, Captain Samuel Woods…+++



  Samuel Woods (1776 - 1840)

  Anna Purviance Woods (1774 - 1858)



  Elizabeth Kelsey Copeland Woods (1803 - 1889)* record 798444



  Nancy Matilda Woods Gamble (1828 - 1883)*