Cyrus Woodson of Greenbrier West Virginia and Centre County Pennsylvania with descendants in Ohio 

Cyrus Woodson was born in Virginia July of 1855 according to the 1900 federal census of Centre County Pennsylvania. The part of Virginia he was born in later became West Virginia. West Virginia statehood bill was passed in 1862. The first Federal census we can find records for Cyrus is the 1880 census and it states he is born about 1852 living in Falling Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia. His wife’s name is Mary and they are both listed as Mulatto. 

In 1900 census the Woodson’s are found in Centre County Pennsylvania under the spelling of Woodston. Cyrus is now married to Della born about March 1865. 

In the 1910 census Cyrus is gone we assume that he has died between 1900 and 1910. 

The family of Cyrus Woodson born about 1852 and his wife Mary born about 1852 constructed from census records is:

Georgia Woodson born Pennsylvania about August 1871 found on 1900

Gertrude Woodson born about 1873 found on 1880

Aurena or Susannah born about 1880 found on 1880


Children of Cyrus and Della

Wilamenia Woodson born West Virginia about June 1890 found on 1900 census

Lea Woodson born Pennsylvania about October 1891 found on 1900 census

Wayman Woodson born Pennsylvania about 1894 found on 1900 census

William Woodson born Pennsylvania about 1896 found on 1900 and 1910 census

Stuart W. Woodson born Pennsylvania about 1898 found on 1900, 1910 and 1920 census

Arnet Woodson born Pennsylvania about 1901 found on 1910, 1920 and 1930 census

Faith V Woodson born Pennsylvania about 1904 found on 1910, 1920 and 1930 census

Further generations We would love to hear from any families that are connected to any of these Woodson families.

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Stewart Woodson is enumerated in 1920 as being away at College. Stewart Woodson born Pennsylvania about 1898 is also enumerated on the 1920 census Youngstown, we believe this is Stewart Woodson the son of Cyrus and Della Woodson. Stewart wife’s name is believed to be Ruth and they resided in Wayne County Ohio later moving to Cuyahoga County Ohio. Stewart and Ruth had a son named Stewart E. Woodson. 

It is not verified but possible that William Woodson who is thought to be the father of Cyrus was also a Civil War Veteran with distinguished service. 

Nieces living with Cyrus and Mary on 1870 census

Mary Lacy born about 1875

Susan Heny/Hening born about 1873

 Other Woodson’s in Greenbrier County West Virginia

In 1870 The Woodson’s found in the same area are Duber Woodson born 1853 in Virginia. Duber is enumerated as a colored farm hand with to white farmhands Sephen and Thomas Woodson.

There is a family enumerated in Greenbrier County 1870 it is Cass Woodson male born about 1846 in Virginia his wife Delila J Woodson born 1848 in Virginia, and their daughter Emma J Woodson born about 1869 West Virginia. The Woodson family of Cass and Delila are all enumerated as colored.

There is also a family enumerated as mulatto in 1870 it is that of Henry Woodson born about 1835, Sarah Woodson born about 1840, Haden Woodson born about 1860, John S Woodson born about 1865 and Maria Woodson born about 1866. In 1880 Henry and Sarah Woodson have more children, John born about 1869 (This may be the same John born 1865), Henry born 1872, Rachael born about 1874, Frederick born about 1875, Lucy born about 1877, Frank born about 1879 and Sarah born about 1880. In 1880 Hayden born about 1860 is married to Emma Woodson born about 1863.

In 1880 we also find another couple Jube Woodson born about 1855 and Matilda Woodson born about 1848.

In 1880 Ann Woodson born about 1859 is enumerated as a Black female servant.

At present the relationship between these families is unclear to us and there are numerous possibilities on the 1860 Slave Schedules which could be Cyrus Woodson born in Virginia about.

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