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Cyrus Tailer Woods (abt. 1824)

Cyrus Tailer Woods
Born about in Tennessee, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 21 Jul 1850 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United Statesmap
Died [date unknown] in United Statesmap
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Biography

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Cyrus Woods was born in Tennessee between 1810 and 1824. It is not known whether he was enslaved or free. But, by 1844, he was in the North. There he was made a probationary minister by the Indiana Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He never made it out of probation but he was called an Elder by his daughter Rachel Madison’s death record.

On 21 July 1850 in Columbus, Ohio, he became the second husband of Martha J. Brown, a native of Virginia. [1]

On 15 October 1850 Tennessee born Cyrus Woods (40) Laborer, Virginia born wife Martha J Woods (36) with Ohio born children Henrietta Woods (6), Morris Woods (10), James Woods (3) and Anna Woods (1) was living in Columbus Ward 4, Franklin, Ohio. [2]

They would have three children, to go with Martha’s four children from her first marriage.

But in late June 1861, when the Civil War was just two months old, Cyrus died. Because he had died intestate, an executor’s bond had to be posted on 1 July 1861, with a former director of the County Poorhouse as one of the witnesses. [3]Cyrus is believed to have had a pauper’s burial at the Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon but his grave is unmarked. His widow and her children moved back to Columbus. Today, Cyrus is best known as the father of Granville Tailer Woods, “The Black Edison”.

He passed away in 1861 and was buried at the Mound View Cemetery. [4]

Sources

  1. Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993; Spouse: Martha Butcher; Film Number: 285143; Marriage Date: 21 Jul 1850; Marriage Place: Franklin, Ohio, USA
  2. 1850 United States Federal Census; The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: Columbus Ward 4, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: 679; Page: 250a
  3. Ohio, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998; Administrators Applications Bonds and Letters, Vol 1-4, 1860-1888; Name: Cyrus Wood; Probate Date: 1 Jul. 1861
  4. Find A Grave
  • "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:271X-WNJ : 3 June 2020), Tailer Woods in entry for Granville T. Woods, 30 Jan 1910; citing Death, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,323,237.<
  • Newspapers.com, database with images, "Inventive Negroes," The Lima Daily Times, (Lima, Ohio), 14 Mar 1892, p. 6, col. 1, accessed 1 Apr 2022, news clipping.




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