Rebecca Eleanor Wooden


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Rebecca was born on 5 DEC 1824 in Kentucky, the daughter of Isaac Wooden and Rebecca Stephenson.

She died on 17 NOV 1868 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Rebecca Eleanor Wooden


Isaac Wooden


Rebecca Stephenson



Birth5 DEC 1824
Place: Kentucky
Death17 NOV 1868
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Place: Carroll County, Missouri
Age: 25
Address: Issac Wooden 48, Rebecca 48, Rebecca E 25, Issac I 18, Eliza J 16, Cornelius R 13, Edward T 10, James M 9, Nancy M 7, Ephraim J 6, Julian L 4, Martha K 3, Robert C Hatton 23.
Place: Old Dickson Cemetery
Address: 1603 SW 2nd St, Bentonville Benton County, Arkansas
Place: Carroll County, Missouri
Address: signed 4 June 1868 Carroll County Missours entered probate 4 Jan 1869
Will-Wooden, Rebecca


Note 1

Birth:  Dec. 5, 1824 Kentucky, USA

Death: Nov. 17, 1868 xxxxxCarroll County,Missouri, USAxxxxxx

[Note: Burial location is unknown, but Rebecca was unmarried and died only three years after her father, Isaac. It's very likely that she's buried Harris Cemetery, near her father and mother. This cemetery has many unidentified graves.]

Rebecca Eleanor Wooden was the daughter of Isaac and Rebecca (Stephenson) Wooden. She was called "Ellen." An extra room was built onto her father's house for a school room, and she taught the younger children and grandchildren of Isaac and Rebecca there.

Ellen had a romance with a Dr. Highsmith in Carrollton, to which her father objected. Ellen never married.

Ellen had a large sum of money buried in jars. At one point, she and Nancy Jack were talking about it and had it spread out in Nancy's lap when renegades came. Nancy sat Fanny, her daughter, on top of the money in her lap. The renegades searched the premises but didn't find the money.

A receipt was found in the Carrollton County Courthouse for $10 paid to Rush Chapel "directed by Miss Wooden in her lifetime to be paid for preaching her funeral sermon," signed by J. Doolin, Preacher.

[Sources: US Census Records; Wooden Family, 2nd Edition, ed. by Dorothy Sykes, Jennie O’Roark, and Herb Wooden] 


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  Isaac Wooden (1801 - 1865)

  Rebecca Stephenson Wooden (1802 - 1879)



  Benjamin Lewis Wooden (1823 - 1879)*

  Rebecca Eleanor Wooden (1824 - 1868)

  William Jackson Wooden (1826 - 1864)*

  John Washington Wooden (1828 - 1911)*

  Hiram Simpson Wooden (1830 - 1911)*

  Isaac Harrison Wooden (1831 - 1907)*

  Eliza Jane Wooden Muzingo (1833 - 1917)*

  Harvey Marshall Wooden (1835 - 1923)*

  Cornelius Swank Wooden (1838 - 1926)*

  Edward Franklin Wooden (1839 - 1934)*

  James Monroe Wooden (1841 - 1920)*

  Nancy Manervia Wooden Minnis (1842 - 1885)*

  Ephraim Jefferson Wooden (1844 - 1907)*

  Julia Ann Frances Wooden Bunch (1846 - 1929)*

  Martha Catherine Wooden Marple (1847 - 1930)*

  Thomas H. Wooden (1855 - 1855)*


*Calculated relationship



Harris Cemetery

Carroll County

Missouri, USA


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Rebecca E Wooden 5 Dec 1824-17Nov 1868 is buried in Old Dickson Cemetery in Bentonville Arkansas.    Headstone first listed by Bentonville mayor Seamster for Godspeed History of NW Arkansas in 1889.    Only 13 names were on that list, possible a few other also buried there but very little evidence available.    Cemetery was "abandoned" about 1958 when headstones were removed but burials otherwise undistribued.   Some headstones were taken across the street to a neighbor and several of those stones have been preserved, apparently in two, maybe three locations which I am trying to find now, document and photo.   The Old Dickson Cemetery in is my back yard and is well know by those with good knowledge of Bentonville History.