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).
|Birth||24 DEC 1805||
|Death||20 AUG 1866||
|Census||12 NOV 1850||
|Census||25 JUL 1860||
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)*