Samuel Purviance Woods

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Personal and Family Information

Samuel was born on 26 DEC 1809 in Ohio, the son of Samuel Woods and Anna Purviance.

He died on 13 OCT 1882 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Elizabeth Greaves Dickson, who he married in 1831 in Tennessee. Their seven known children were Margaret Ann (1832-1882), Mary Emma (1834-1863), William Harvey (1836-1860), Robert David (1843-1902), Eliza Jane (1846-1925), John Samuel Eleazer (1848-1912) and Joseph Newton (1852-1920).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Samuel Purviance Woods
(1809-1882)

 

Samuel Woods
(1776-1840)

 

Samuel Woods
(1740-1825)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Margaret Holmes
(c1742-1800)

 

John Holmes
(1710-1772)

 
   

Jennet Wilson
(1721-1751)

 
   

Anna Purviance
(1774-1858)

 

John Purviance
(1743-1823)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Mary Jane Wasson
(1741/42-1810)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth26 DEC 1809
Place: Ohio
Death13 OCT 1882
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Cholera morbus Oct 13 1882, page 909 History-Ark-NW Counties
Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
Date: 1889
Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co

Census1840
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 31
Address: Benton County, Osage Township, page 17 / 8—written in left margin in this order at bottom of page, S Woods age 40-50, J Jackson, SP Woods 1m age 30-40 1m 60-70 1F 60-70, WM Hammock, OW Maxwell, DP Maxwell next page has D Jackson, Jas Mckisick, D Woods,C Dickson, May Blair, P Holmes
Census-1840 Osage Twp, Benton County, Ark
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Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 41
Address: Osage, Benton County, Arkansas fam 440 Woods, Sami 41 Ohio, Evia 41 Tenn, Mary f16 Ark, Wm 14 Ark Robert m5 Ark, Elvia J f5 Ark, John F m3 Ark, Christopher Arnod 18
Census12 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville PO, Benton County, Arkansas fam 132 William Woods 48 m Ohio, Mary 48 Tenn, Martha 17f Ark, John 14 m Ark, Elizabeth 12 f Ark fam 133 James Woods 28 m Tenn, Mary 28 f Ark, Sarah 5 f Ark, John 1 m Ark fam 134 Robert Woods 25 m Ark, Jane 19 f Tenn fam 135 Samuel Woods, 50 m Ohio, Eliza 50 f Tenn, Robert 17 m Ark, Jane 14 f Ark, John 11 m Ark, Newton 9 m Ark
Census6 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 377, family 373 Woods, Samuel 60 mw farmer $3000, $1000, born Ohio __ Eliza, 61 fw, keeping house born Tennessee — Newton 16 mw at home, Arkansas dwelling 376 family 372 Woods, Robert 27, mw farmer, $700, $350 Arkansas __ Lucy 21 fw keeping house Ark __ Mary3 fw Ark __ Clement 1 mw Ark dwelling 378 family 374 Woods, John 21 mw farmer $400, Ark __ Saphira 19 fw keeping house, born Missouri
Census10 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 1802
Address: Osage Township, Benton County, Arkansas fam 146, Woods Robert D wm 37 married, born Ark f Ohio, m Tenn “ Lucy J wf wife 30 Ark f Maine, Mary 13 dau Ark, Samuel C 11 son Ark, Albert 9 son Ark, Newton 8 son Ark, Lucy 5 dau Ark, Florence 3 dau Ark, Herbert 5 mo son Ark fam 147 Woods, Samuel P 78 born Ohio f & m NC, Elisa G 71 Tenn, f & m NC, Joseph N 28 son Ark, Nancy A dau in law 24 Ark, Harvey 6 spm Ark. James 4 son Ark, Alexander 2 son Ark, Ally 10/12 son Ark
BurialOCT 1882
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Woods Cemetery, Little Flock, Benton County, Arkansas Find A Grave Memorial# 7808215
Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
Date: 1889
Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co

Residence1832
Place: Arkansas Territory
Other Event15 JUN 1841
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel Woods and Samuel Purviance Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 2189 NE1/4 of Section 34, T20N, R 30W, 160 acres by President John Tyler
Deed 2189, Woods, Samuel and Samuel Purviance
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Other Event10 MAR 1843
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Deed
Address: Samuel P. Woods of Benton County, Arkansas, Cert 3925 SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 35, T20N, R 30W, 40 acres by President John Tyler
Deed 3925, Woods, Samuel P.
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Notes

Note 1

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..

Note 2

1891 Obits page 77: Woods, Eliza G.

Mrs Eliza Woods, widow of Sammie Woods, dec’d, died at her home east of the city Tuesday, Feb 3, aged 82 years. She had been a resident of this county since 1833. The remains were buried in the Woods burying ground. [Benton County Democrat 2/5/91]

Eliza G. Woods, who departed this life on the 3rd inst., was born in Bedford county, Tenn. June the 5th, 1809. She was married to Samuel F. Woods, deceased , in 1831, to whom were born eight children, four of whom are dead and four of whom are living with us, and are well and favorably known to our entire community.

Aunt Eliza with her husband moved to Benton county, Ark in 1833, making her a citizen of this county for 59 years, living all these years on the same place, about three miles east of Bentonville. She professed religion in her youth and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She, together with a few others, were organized by the Rev Andrew Buchanan in 1833 into the Bentonville congregation of the C.P. Church and was always a consistent, active and useful member of the church of her choice of of the cause of Christ in general.

In the early history of the C.P. Church in Benton county, in the days of camp meetings, it was her chief delight to labor and sacrifice with her husband for the success of those meetings, never tiring in their efforts to feed and sleep the great crowds who would come from a distance for the good of those meetings. A vast crowd of her kindred, neighbors and friends followed her remains to their last resting place; and felt, as they turned away, that a great and good woman, a noble christian character had fallen in our midst. P.Carnahan. [Benton County Democrat 2/19/91}

First middle initial “F” for Samuel in extended obit by P Caranah is likely a typo error.

Note 3

1840 Census images on Ancestry.com has 6 images for pages 17 to 19 of Osage Township, Benton County, Arkansas that are incorrectly indexed as Bailey Township.

In the left margin, vertical pages 17 and 18 and is written “Benton County, Osage Township”. same place on page 19 isn’t clear but probably also “Osage”

Sources

  1. Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Date: 1889
    Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co
  2. Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Date: 1889
    Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co
  3. Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Date: 1889
    Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co