Samuel Woods


Personal and Family Information

Samuel was born in 1740 in Ireland, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 13 DEC 1825 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

His wife was Margaret Holmes, who he married on 29 SEP 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Their six known children were Oliver (1769-?), Martha (1770-1848), Jane (1771-?), Margaret (1772-?), John (1774-1846) and Samuel (1776-1840).


Place: Ireland
Death13 DEC 1825
Place: Carroll County, Tennessee
BurialDEC 1825
Place: Carroll County, Tennessee
Address: Furgerson Cemetery, Cedar Grove, Carroll County, Tennessee Find A Grave Memorial# 49281033
Other EventFROM 1779 TO 1782
Place: Burke County, North Carolina
Type: Military Service
Address: Burke County Regiment of Militia (NC), led by Major Joseph McDowell and Major George Wilfong, with twenty-one (21) known companies, led by:- Capt. Robert Ballew- Capt. Jonathan Camp (or Kemp)- Capt. Edmund Fear - Capt. John Harden - Capt. Thomas Hemphill - Capt. John Holmes - Capt. Alexander Irvin (aka Erwin, Irwin) - Capt. Thomas Kennedy - Capt. Thomas Lytle - Capt. Joseph McDowell - Capt. Samuel Miller - Capt. Robert Patton - Capt. Adam Reep - Capt. John Russell - Capt. John Sigman - Capt. Daniel Smith - Capt. John Sorrel - Capt. David Vance - Capt. Patrick Watson - Capt. Joseph White - Capt. Samuel Woods with Sgt John Dysart and Pvt John Dysart, Capt Samuel Moore, Capt Robert Holmes, Capt William Moore with pvt Joh Dysart
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Note 1

Captain Samuel Woods participated in the Battle at Kings Mountain on Oct 7, 1780 in the upper Piedmont Mountain between the borders of North and South Carolina during the Revolutinary War.

He was either born in North Carolina or Ireland.

Pvt 3 Regt SC Cavalry Revolution War DAR #A129166.

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Married--Margaret Holmes

Birth:  Dec. 16, 1740 North Carolina, USA

Death:  Dec. 13, 1825 Carroll County Tennessee, USA


  Jennet Woods Dysart (1766 - 1839)*

  Jane Woods Herron (1771 - 1818)*

  John Woods (1774 - 1846)*

  Samuel Woods (1776 - 1840)*

  Oliver Woods (1784 - 1863)*

Find A Grave Memorial# 49281033

See also Pension Application of JohnDysart S3315 f40NC. Names Capt Sam Woods, Capt Patton, father James Dysart, brother William Dysart, Francis H Woods, Allen Leeper and others.

Samuel Woods (Captain) (son of Richard Woods and Janet) was born 1740, and died 13 December 1825 in Carroll, Tennessee.He married Margaret Holmes on 29 September 1768 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.

 Notes for Samuel Woods (Captain):

Benton County, Arkansas Historical Society Magazine "Pioneer" published in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.Bentonville Public Library, Vol. 10#2, April 1965 material by Lucile Womack Bates, an article on Captain Samuel

Woods of King's Mountain.The following information was found:

In a book written by LeGrand M. Jones, published in 1894, called "Family Reminiscences" on page 43 the following:

"Samuel Woods' father came from Ireland to North Carolina.Judge Gideon B. Black, now of Trenton, Tennessee, a grandson of (Capt.) Samuel Woods is not certain whether Samuel was born before or after his father left Ireland.

Rev. Hervey Woods, son of John Woods and a grandson of Capt. Samuel Woods, kept a Journal" during his lifetime.Here is an except from that journal:"My grandfather, Samuel Woods, came from Ireland when he was eight years old.My grandmother Woods was originally Margaret Holmes, descended from that adventurous Holmes that made first settlement in Georgia under Gen. Oglethorpe.My father, John Woods, and my mother (originally Charity Dysart) were born in North Carolina, and reared in Kentucky principally.My father was born in North Carolina in 1774.When he was 6 or 8 years old his father moved to Kentucky and at a time when the Indians were troublesome.He settled at Paint Lick in what is now Garrard County.My father's oldest brother was killed by the Indians.My father was married in 1799.In the autumn of 1801 he moved from Kentucky to Wilson county, Tennessee, on Smith's Fork.In autumn 1807 he moved to Bedford county, Tennessee to a place on East Forkof Rock Creek, one mile north of the Big Spring, now Farmington."

In the Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage Records, the following marriage is recorded:"Samuel Woods to Margaret Holmes, Sept. 29, 1768.Margaret, daughter of John Holmes.

Samuel had born to him eleven (11) children all by his wife, Margaret Holmes.The oldest son Oliver born 1769in North Carolina; died in Kentucky, killed by Indians at some time between 1782 and 15 Oct. 1784 when the youngest son was born and named Oliver for the brother who was killed.

In the Draper Manuscripts:Kings' Mountain and It's Heroes, page 474."Samuel Woods served as a captain in McDougalds Corps and commanded a company at the Battle of King's Mountain."In some of the records the name is spelled Samuel Wood.

Shortly after the close of the Revolutionary War, Capt. Samuel Woods moved his family from North Carolina to what was then Lincoln County, Kentucky, now Madison County.

Capt. Samuel Woods moved to Carroll County, Tennessee in 1820 to live with his son Samuel until his death about 1825.His son Samuel bought land on Ready (or Reedy) Creek.His farm was about where McLemoresville, Tennessee stands today.A check of the Ferguson and Providence cemeteries in Carroll County, Tennessee, where a goodly number of Captain Samuel's children and grandchildren are buried, has failed to show his grave.

More About Samuel Woods (Captain) and Margaret Holmes:

Marriage: 29 September 1768, Rowan Co., North Carolina.

Sealed to spouse (LDS): 08 January 1981, OAKLA.

Children of Samuel Woods (Captain) and Margaret Holmes are:

Oliver Woods, b. 1769, Rowan, North Carolina, d. Bet. 1782 - 1784, Kentucky.

Martha Woods, b. 30 June 1770, Rowan, North Carolina, d. 25 September 1848, Bedford, Tennessee.

Jane Woods, b. 1771, Rowan, North Carolina, d. 1818, Farmington, Tennessee.

Margaret Woods, b. 1772, Rowan, North Carolina, d. date unknown, Juno Twp.?, Tennessee.

+John Woods, b. 21 April 1774, Rowan, North Carolina, d. 26 August 1846, Carroll, Tennessee.

+Samuel Woods, b. 17 February 1776, Rowan, North Carolina, d. 04 December 1840, Benton, Arkansas.

David Woods, b. 1778, Madison, Kentucky, d. date unknown.

Daniel T. Woods, b. 1780, Madison, Kentucky, d. date unknown, Tennessee?.

William Woods, b. Abt. 1782, Madison, Kentucky, d. November 1831, Carroll, Tennessee.

+Oliver Woods, b. 15 October 1784, Madison, Kentucky, d. 1863, Iowa.

Woods, Samuel: Burke County Regiment, 1779 to 1782

1779-1782, a Captain under Col. Charles McDowell. At the battle of Kings Mountain, SC under Maj. Joseph McDowell. At the battle of Eutaw Springs, SC attached to Col. Francois DeMalmedy (NC Light Dragoons). 1782, a Captain under Col. Joseph McDowell. From what is now Alexander County. Borin in 1735 in Albemarle County, VA. aka Samuel Wood.

Cane Creek, Kings Mountain (SC), Cowpens (SC), Eutaw Springs (SC).

Note 2

Deeds and grants show as Samuel Woods, including 1841 that has both Samuel Woods and Samuel Purviance Woods. 1870 census has them living close together in Osage twp.

1 May 1845 Samuel Woods both several parcels including 3 of 80 acres each of 3/4 of west half of section 36. that is west of modern SW “O” street from highway 72 south 1 mile to highway 102 (SW 14th St) and west to Jackson Lake and a portion of Tunbridge Dr to 10th..

Samuel Purviance Woods 1809-1882 buried Woods Cemetery, Little Flock and Samuel West Woods 1799 and 1871 is buried Old Dickson Cemetery, Bentonville.

Sammie West was nickname according to one older source..