David Milton Woods


Personal and Family Information

David was born on 24 DEC 1805 in Wilson County, Tennessee, the son of Samuel "East" Woods and Anna Purviance.

He died on 20 AUG 1866 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Elizabeth Kelsey Copeland, who he married on 13 SEP 1825 in Tennessee. Their six known children were John Milton (1826-1887), Nancy Matilda (1828-1883), Samuel Newton (1833-1887), David Calvin (1835-1874), Martha Melvinia (1839-1877) and Anne Clementine (1839-1865).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


David Milton Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


John Holmes


Jennet Wilson


Anna Purviance


John Purviance


Mary Jane Wasson



Birth24 DEC 1805
Place: Wilson County, Tennessee
Death20 AUG 1866
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bailey city? Osage Township, page 17 / 8 in this order at bottom of page, S Woods, J Jackson, SP Woods, WM Hammock, OW Maxwell, DP Maxwell next page has D Jackson, Jas Mckisick, C Dickson, May Blair, P Holmes
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 44
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
Census25 JUL 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 54
Address: Mount Vernon Twp, Pea Ridge P.O. dwelling 867 family 861 David Woods 55, m farmer, $2800, $2000, born Ohio Elizabeth “ 57 f Tenn David “ 25 m Ark married Catherine “ 21 f born Mo
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Pea Ridge Cemetery, Benton County, Arkansas Find A Grave Memorial# 7808519 arkansasgraves.org Record #: 798443


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)* Arkansasgravestone.org record 798444



  Nancy Matilda Woods Gamble (1828 - 1883)*