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Descendants of Samuel Woods


Generation No. 7


      247. Stephen7 Woods (Horace6, Stephen5, Lemuel4, Aaron3, Nathaniel2, Samuel1) was born Abt. 1832 in Indian Territory98, and died 1889. He married (1) Eliza Dukes Aft. 1859, daughter of Joseph Dukes and Nancy Collins. She was born February 24, 1831 in Indian Territory, and died Unknown. He married (2) Winnie Hampden Abt. 1880 in Governor Wade's place, daughter of Hampden and Elizabeth. She was born Abt. 1851, and died Unknown.

Notes for Stephen Woods:
Stephen fought in the civil war.

More About Stephen Woods:
Census: 1855, Apukshunnubbee District, Boktucklo County99
Occupation: Stage coach driver and interpreter.
Residence: 1861, Wade County100

More About Stephen Woods and Eliza Dukes:
Marriage: Aft. 1859

Notes for Winnie Hampden:
#15815

More About Stephen Woods and Winnie Hampden:
Marriage: Abt. 1880, Governor Wade's place
Marriage Fact: married by Charles Dukes, Eliza's brother
     
Children of Stephen Woods and Eliza Dukes are:
+ 258 i.   Joanna8 Woods, born February 17, 1865 in Oklahoma; died February 02, 1912.
  259 ii.   Francis Woods, born Abt. 1867; died Unknown. She married Joseph G. Beck September 15, 1884 in Wadesville, Kiamitia County, I. T.; born 1864 in Northeast Mississippi; died 1933.
  Notes for Francis Woods:
Choctaw Roll #12787

  Notes for Joseph G. Beck:
Intermarried White Roll #765

  More About Joseph Beck and Francis Woods:
Marriage: September 15, 1884, Wadesville, Kiamitia County, I. T.

  260 iii.   William Woods, born Abt. 1871; died Unknown. He met Winnie Hampden; born Abt. 1851; died Unknown.
  Notes for Winnie Hampden:
#15815

  More About William Woods and Winnie Hampden:
Marriage Fact: William Woods was Stephen Woods son, William and Winnie were never married.

+ 261 iv.   Wesley Collins Woods, born December 12, 1871 in Kiamichi Valley, Indian Territory; died October 21, 1957 in Talihina, LeFlore, Oklahoma.
     
Children of Stephen Woods and Winnie Hampden are:
  262 i.   Sarah8 Woods, died Unknown.
+ 263 ii.   Ada Woods, born Abt. 1884; died 1901.
  264 iii.   Josephine Woods, died Unknown.
+ 265 iv.   Henry Woods, died Unknown.


      250. Sarah7 Woods (Horace6, Stephen5, Lemuel4, Aaron3, Nathaniel2, Samuel1) was born Abt. 1834, and died March 12, 1900. She married Robert Willis. He died Unknown.

Notes for Sarah Woods:
Dawes card #2179, roll #13051

According to Sandra (oklafalaya@aol.com) the "Sally" referred to on the 1855 Wade County census is Sarah, and according to Nicki Osborne, the 1896 roll has her as Sallie Willis.
     
Children of Sarah Woods and Robert Willis are:
  266 i.   Benjamin8 Willis, born Abt. 1865; died Unknown. He married Rosa Potts; died Unknown.
  Notes for Benjamin Willis:
Dawes card #2178

+ 267 ii.   Rosanna Willis, born Abt. 1867; died Unknown.
  268 iii.   Chester Willis, born Abt. 1879; died Unknown.
  Notes for Chester Willis:
Dawes card #2139


      252. Sophia7 Woods (Horace6, Stephen5, Lemuel4, Aaron3, Nathaniel2, Samuel1) was born Abt. 1840, and died Unknown. She married (1) Washington Thompson. He died Unknown. She married (2) Billy King, son of Unknown and Louisa Battiest. He died Unknown.

Notes for Washington Thompson:
From Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 12, p. 298 [this passage written by Peter J. Hudson]:
" Ben Wood's sister, Sophia, married Washington Thompson, and after his death married Billy King, a well to do half-breed living ten miles north of Tuskahoma. Another sister of Ben Woods, Margaret, married Samuel H. Bohanan of the well known half-breed Bohanan family, my wife, Amanda Bohanan Hudson, being one of their daughters."
     
Children of Sophia Woods and Billy King are:
  269 i.   Willie8 King101, died Unknown.
  270 ii.   Ada King101, died Unknown. She married Dave Spring101; died Unknown.
  271 iii.   Lillie King101, died Unknown.


      253. Benjamin James7 Woods (Horace6, Stephen5, Lemuel4, Aaron3, Nathaniel2, Samuel1) was born March 20, 1841 in Kiamichi Valley, Indian Territory102, and died August 26, 1907. He married Josephine Rowena Dukes 1863103, daughter of Joseph Dukes and Nancy Collins. She was born January 17, 1847 in Indian Territory, and died January 31, 1905.

Notes for Benjamin James Woods:
Dawes Roll #6342 card #2190

Benjamin always delivered his sermons in the Choctaw language, as many of his parishioners didn't understand English. He alternated his preaching among four Choctaw congregations in the Choctaw Nation; Lenox Spring Hill, Big Lick and High Mountain.

From Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 12, p. 298 [this passage written by Peter J. Hudson]:
"Another trailway followed the wagon road from Octavia in a northeasterly direction until it reached the first settlement on Little River, where it turned to the north and down Little River which it crossed and then due north to the top of Kiamitia Mountain; thence along said mountain top for six miles or more until the top of the main Kiamitia Mountain was reached; the north side of the mountain at that point being steep the trail followed it to the bottom where it passed the home of Rev. Ben Woods, (an ordained Presbyterian Preacher), and then in a northerly direction until it reached Lenox, a distance of three miles. He preached at Lenox and also at Big Lick Church at Smithville. He was a son of Horace Woods, a white man, his grandfather being Stephen Woods, originally from Massachusetts, and who it is said fought in the Revolutionary War. Ben Woods married a sister of Gilbert Dukes. Governor Dukes, at the death of his first wife, Angelina Wade, daughter of Governor Alfred Wade, married Isabel Woods, sister of Ben Woods. Ben Wood's sister, Sophia, married Washington Thompson, and after his death married Billy King, a well to do half-breed living ten miles north of Tuskahoma. Another sister of Ben Woods, Margaret, married Samuel H. Bohanan of the well known half-breed Bohanan family, my wife, Amanda Bohanan Hudson, being one of their daughters."

From Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory, p. 180, written abt 1890:
"Rev. B.J. Woods, Choctaw...This gentleman was born in Kiamichi Valley, Choctaw Nation, March 20, 1841, and attended school for twelve years. After his education was completed he engaged in the stock and farming business. In 1863 he married the daughter of Rev. Joseph Dukes, council member for many terms. Mrs. Josephine Woods is three-quarters Choctaw. She has had fifteen children, but four of whom survive, namely: Stephen, Simon H., Gilbert W. and Harriet J., the oldest being twenty years of age.

'At the breaking out of the war Ben Woods was appointed Lieutenant in Col. S. Folsom's regiment of General Cooper's army. In this regiment he remained until the surrender. In 1867 he was appointed deputy sheriff of Wade County, and in 1887 was called to serve his county in the legislature, which he did in a creditable manner for five years. In 1883 he was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian church, and since then has devoted much of his time to the welfare of his parish. He is a faithful and devout Christian, a pains-taking worker, and a charitable neighbor. The good that he has done in the nieghborhood of his church and Sabbath school, near Talihena, is visible on all sides. He was the fourth son of Horace Woods, a citizen of the United States until his intermarriage."

Joined General Cooper's Brigade in the Choctaw Nation. His regimental commander was Colonel Sampson Fulsom, and Captain Alfred Wade was in command of the company. He served throughout the war in Missouri, Kansas, and the Choctaw Nation. He joined as a corporal but earned promotion to lieutenant.

From History of LeFlore County by Henry L. Peck, c. 1963, The Press Argus:
"Rev. Ben Wood, educated at Yale, was a Presbyterian Minister who preached at Lenox. His grandfather came from Massachusetts and fought in the Revolutionary War. Rev. Woods married a sister of Choctaw Governor Gilbert Dukes, and Governor Dukes after the death of his first wife married Isabel Wood, sister of Ben Wood." [This entry has a footnote which says C of OK., Vol. 12, p. 298.]

His tombstone indicates that he was a mason.


More About Benjamin James Woods:
Burial: Unknown, Woods Cemetery, LeFlore County, Oklahoma104
Fact 4: 1861, Enlisted in the Civil War as a confederate soldier.
Fact 5: 1875, Began preaching as an elder in the Presbyterian church.
Fact 6: 1882, Ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian church.
Occupation: Farmer; Presbyterian minister in the Choctaw Nation
Residence: 1861, Wade County105

Notes for Josephine Rowena Dukes:
Dawes Roll #6343

From Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory, p. 180:
"In 1863 he [Benjamin Woods] married the daughter of Rev. Joseph Dukes, council member for many terms. Mrs. Josephine Woods is three-quarters Choctaw. She has had fifteen children, but four of whom survive, namely: Stephen, Simon H., Gilbert W. and Harriet J., the oldest being twenty years of age."

More About Josephine Rowena Dukes:
Burial: Unknown, Woods Cemetery, LeFlore County, Oklahoma106,107

More About Benjamin Woods and Josephine Dukes:
Marriage: 1863108
     
Children of Benjamin Woods and Josephine Dukes are:
  272 i.   Israel W.8 Woods, born November 13, 1867109; died July 30, 1886109.
  More About Israel W. Woods:
Burial: Unknown, Woods Cemetery, near Whitesboro, LeFlore County, Oklahoma

+ 273 ii.   Stephen Seth Woods, born January 20, 1870 in Wade County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; died Unknown.
+ 274 iii.   Simon H. Woods, born December 18, 1871 in Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation; died March 12, 1905.
  275 iv.   Alfred Woods, born March 28, 1878110; died June 15, 1879111.
  More About Alfred Woods:
Burial: Unknown, Woods Cemetery, near Whitesboro, LeFlore County, Oklahoma

  276 v.   Gilbert Woods, born Abt. 1879; died Unknown.
  277 vi.   Harriet Woods, born April 12, 1884; died June 24, 1903.
  278 vii.   Benada Woods, born November 06, 1889112; died June 24, 1899112.
  Notes for Benada Woods:
The tombstone says "Little Benny".


  More About Benada Woods:
Burial: Unknown, Woods Cemetery, near Whitesboro, LeFlore County, Oklahoma

  279 viii.   Nancy Woods, born March 1893; died Unknown.
  Notes for Nancy Woods:
Could this be the wife of C.E. Wall, buried in Woods Cemetery? If so, her stone says she was born Mar. 2, 1892, died Nov. 7, 1910. Middle initial B.


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