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George W Worsham "Wishum" b abt 1805 GA. George W Worsham m 1st)
Rebecca Little 20 May 1837 Pike Co, AL. He is in the 1850 Covington Co, AL
cens. as George W Wishum age 45 b GA. In the 1850 Agricultural Cens for Covington
Co, AL, Wishum, George W - value of farming implements and machinery $5, 1 horse, 8
swine, value of livestock $56, value home-made manufactures $40, value of animals
He is in the 1860 Walton Co, FL cens as George Wishum 56 GA, living with Jessee McCullough
age 45 b SC; Margaret McCullough age 45 b SC. He is in the 1870 Pensacola, Escambia Co, FL cens,
as George Wisham age 57 b GA.
George m 2nd)
Mary Jane Sewell 27 Sep 1869 Santa Rosa, FL. He m 3rd) Nancy J. b abt 1847 AL.
(Or she may be Mary Jane) Nancy and George are in the 1870 Escambia, Florida census.
Eveline Wishum b abt 1831 of Covington, AL.
Margarett Wishum b abt 1838 of Covington, AL
James Milton Wisham b 8 Nov 1840 GA & d 26 Jul 1928 Covington, AL. About 1869 he
m Elizabeth Potts b 3 Dec 1850 of Escambia, AL & d 18
SEP 1914 Covington, AL.
Evelyn Wisham b 2 Oct 1869 Parker, Escambia, Alabama & d 5 Aug 1946
Covington, AL. She m 27 Apr 1885 to John Fuqua b 21 Jul
1863 of Covington, AL & d 28 Sep 1953 Covington, AL.
Rebecca Elizabeth Wisham b 5 Dec 1870 Andalusia,
Covington, AL & d 24 May 1940 of Covington, AL.
Martha Wisham b 11 Mar 1874 of Covington, AL & d 4 Sep
1914 Covington, AL. Martha m John Daniel King b Oct
1877 of Covington, AL.
from Ancestry.com front L to R - Idell King; Rufus
Henry King, John Foster King holding Earnestine King; Patience Sandley
King holding Bonnie King, Pearl King, Ellen King; BR - Dan King holding Luther King
(first grandchild), Mary King, Sallie King, Martha Wisham
King, Mammy Polk (Patience’s aunt Mary Sandley Polk).
In the 9 Feb 2005 Andalusia
Sandley family gave land for church, by Curtis Thomasson, Feb 3, 2005
convenient to feature the Sandley family from which a descendant married into the
King family as presented in the past two columns. Two Sandley children, Patience and
John, appear to have been orphaned when their parents died at a young age. Some
records suggest the father's name was also John Sandley. The two children are listed
in the home of John T. and Mary A. (Sandley) Polk in the 1870 Census of Crenshaw
County. It is believed Mary A. was a sister to the father of John and Patience. In
the 1870 census, John is eight years old, and Patience is 10. Patience was married
to John Foster King, son of Rufus D. and Elizabeth (Vickery) King. They reared the
following children: John Daniel, b. 1877, m. Martha Wishum (1874-1914); Idell; Mary
E., b. 1882, d. 1904, m. 1902 Adwell Elliott Wishum; Sallie B., b. 1885, d. 1938, m.
Lewis J. Langford (1879-1975); America Ellen Fair, b. 1888, d. 1919, m. Adwell
Elliott Wishum; Estelle Pearl, b. 1893, m. William Oscar Locklier (1891-1964); Rufus
Henry, b. 1894, d. 1982, m. Donie Barron; Earnestine, b. 1898, d. 1970, m. Joe Mason
Dean (1886-1952); and Bonnie Lee, b. 1900, d. 1978, single.
Mary Ellie Wisham b 24 Sep 1875 Andalusia, Covington,
Alabama & d 1 Feb 1958 Andalusia, Covington, AL. She m James Madison Brooks
b 21 AUG 1870 Andalusia, Covington, AL & d 29 SEP 1938 Andalusia, Covington, AL.
Cornelia Augusta Wisham b abt 1879 Andalusia, Covington,
AL. She m William Jimmy Godwin.
James Henry Wishum b 7 Nov 1889 Andalusia, Covington,
Alabama & d 2 Jul 1970 Andalusia, Covington, AL. He m Nora
Valley Ward b 2 Sep 1898 of Covington, AL & d 3 Feb 1983 Andalusia, Covington,
Sarah Wishum b abt 1843 of Covington, AL.
John E Wishum b 1854 of of Andalusia, Covington, AL.
Jerry Wishum, 2009 wrote:
"George had a
second son John E. Wishum born in 1854. He is in the 1860 census as John E. Worsham
age 6 living with Nancy and Robert E. Jordan. In 1870 he was still with the same
family (now J. Wishom and 17) and 1880 he had moved to Escambia Co, Alabama
(only 20 miles away) and was married with two sons (now John Wishone age 30) John and
James were well known laborers in Covington County in the 1800's according to the
Wyley Ward book "The Folks of Pea Ridge.""
Robert E Jordan, mentioned by
Jerry (above), m Nancy Little, the d/o James L Little b abt 1785 VA & Elizabeth Little.
Nancy b abt 1825 AL. Nancy is probably the sister of John E Wishum's grandmother,
Rebecca Little, b abt 1813 South Carolina.
Thomas Preston Wisham "Presie" b 1 Aug 1876 Covington, AL & d
8 Dec 1918 Pensacola, Escambia, FL. He m Fronery Beatrice
King "Fronie" b 30 May 1885 of Covington, AL & d 15 Apr 1973 Andalusia,
Covington, AL. She was the d/o Henry L King & Eveline Loudeskie Brooks.
Curtis Thomasson, 2004 wrote:
Henry L. King
and his wife, Eveline Louduskie (Brooks) reared the following children: Sarah
Elizabeth, b. 1879, m. Thomas Cassady; John Daniel, b. 1881, d. 1964, m. Carrie Lee
Chambliss; Benjamin Thomas "Tommy," b. 1883, d. 1952, m. Lavonia Victoria Thomasson;
Froney Beatrice, b. 1885, m. Thomas Preston Wishum; Herbert H. "Hub," b. 1887, d.
1990, m. Bessie Merrill; Henry Foster, b. 1889, d. 1965; m. (1) Genie Barron (2)
Ethel Miller; Lillie D., b. 1891, d. 1971, m. Hilson Sandley; Frank A., b. 1894, d.
1970, m. Minnie Dawkins; Jessie Mack, b. 1896, m. Mary Barron; Lena Mae, b. 1898, d.
1989, m. Ben Locklier; Fannie Lou, b. 1900, d. 1911; Vellia Arzo, b. 1902, d. 1996,
m. Abner Phillips; and Rosa Manetti, b. 1905, m. Roy Lee Lunsford. Henry's daughter,
Froney, and her husband, Thomas P. Wishum, son of John L. and Nancy S. Wishum,
reared the following children: Elma, b. 1904, d. 1981, m. Earl Lee Pope; Vera, b.
1907, d. 1994, m. Jack Pickett, Sr.; Agnes Arabella, b. 1909, d. 1994, m. Joseph
Clyde Johnson; Elbert Levi, b. 1911, d. 1992, m. Lois Elizabeth Nichols; and George
Felix, b. 1914, d. 1925.
following was contributed by Lisa R. Franklin RN & Joan Hallford Hidle"
New Home Church Cemetery
Thomas Preston Beatrice
01 AUG 1876-08 DEC 1918 30
MAY 1885-04 APR 1973
George Felix WISHUM 19 NOV
1914-24 DEC 1925
Children: Elma E
Wishum, Vera L Wishum, Agnes Arabella Wishum, Elbert Levi Wishum, George Felix Wishum.
Adwell Elliott Wisham b 23 Apr 1879 Andalusia, Covington,
AL & d 7 Apr 1923 of Woodruff, Arkansas. He m Mary E. King
b 23 Apr 1882 of River Falls, Covington, AL & d 1 Jan 1904 of River Falls, Covington,
AL. She was the d/o John Foster King & Patience Sandley. She is in the photo in
paragraph 1.3.3. Martha Wisham.