Martha was born on 13 AUG 1839 in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of David Milton Woods and Elizabeth Kelsey Copeland.
She died on 8 MAR 1877 in Benton County, Arkansas.
Her husband was John Russell Bowling, who she married on 16 DEC 1856 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.
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|Birth||13 AUG 1839||
|Death||8 MAR 1877||
|Census||12 NOV 1850||
|Census||9 JUN 1860||
|Census||28 JUN 1870||
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)* Arkansasgravestone.org record 798444
Nancy Matilda Woods Gamble (1828 - 1883)*