Elizabeth G. Woods


Personal and Family Information

Elizabeth was born on 28 JUN 1839 in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of Samuel Purviance Woods and Elizabeth Greaves Dickson.

She died on 6 SEP 1843 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Elizabeth G. Woods


Samuel Purviance Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


Anna Purviance


John Purviance


Mary Jane Wasson


Elizabeth Greaves Dickson


Robert Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


Esther Moore


John Moore


Margaret Steele



Birth28 JUN 1839
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death6 SEP 1843
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
BurialSEP 1843
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Woods Cemetery, Little Flock, near SW Corner, She is daughter of Samuel P and Eliza G Woods Elizabeth is buried at feet of her Grandfather Samuel “East” Woods who died 1840 later siblings Mary Emma and William H were buried either side of her, and in line with parents
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Note 1

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 2

Evidence that young Elizabeth G Woods 1839-1843 is daughter of Samuel P and Eliza Woods

1. Eliza’s obit in 1891 has 4 of her 8 children died before her, All of the seven, other than Elizabeth are confirmed by census, since Elizabeth died before 1850 census, she was not ever listed in census. Elizabeth’s birth 1839 fits pattern of child every 2-3 yrs for Sam P and Eliz.

2. She died just 3 years after her grandfather Samuel “East” Woods and is buried at his feet. Later siblings were buried on both sides of her and parents later buried in same n-s line, photo attached to show line and dates.

3. Sam P and Eliza G seemed to have followed traditional method of naming daughters, first two for grandmother and third for mom, bothers seemed to be named for Sam P uncles.