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Co, TN Worsham/Washum families
are several Worsham families who lived in Henry Co, TN. It has been very difficult
to identify parents. Some of the families stayed in and around Paris, TN, another
family moved to Woodruff Co, AR and settled in Cotton Plant and a third family moved to
Pulaski Co, Illinois and settled around Grand Chain.
believe there were likely at least three children of the unknown parents. They were
a slave family that originally came to Henry Co, TN from Virginia.
Family researcher Clara
M Roddy-Worsham, 2001, wrote
about her husband's Worsham family:
"They originated from Paris (Henry Co),
TN by way of Virginia. My husbands family had always indicated that they were
the slaves of two sisters from Virginia. The furthest they have gone back is to
their great grandfather "Ole" Gloster Worsham who was born
approximately 1826 in Paris, TN. He had 4 or 5 sons and had been married twice.
He and his sons migrated to Woodruff Co, AR in the latter 1880's from
information passed down through the family. Royal Worsham is my father-n-law.
His father, Gloster Worsham's parents are unknown to us. Furthermore, we found
out at one of the family reunions that there are numerous Worshams in Texas, who
are related to the Worshams from Arkansas." Clara added in 2003 “Sarah
Worsham b in the latter 1700 in Dinwiddie Co, VA, and d abt 1854 Henry Co, TN
was the Master/Mistress of the Worsham slaves in Henry Co, TN. We heard that Ole
Gloster was a young man when he traveled to Tennessee with his Master/Mistress
along with other family members from Virginia. The 1850 census list Sarah Worsham
with her son and several slaves in the Henry Co, TN cens, however, the slaves
were not listed by name.”
Worsham is on page 493 of the Worsham and Washam Family History: “188.8.131.52.4.5.
Sarah Worsham b 1 Aug 1777 Dinwiddie Co, VA d/o Ludson I & Miss Green.
Sarah gave a deposition on 19 Jun 1824 from Mecklenburg Co that she was the
sister of Millison Blanton in the court case of Amos a pauper vs David Hobbs.92
Deposition of Sally Worsham:
Question by Plaintiff. Do you know any
thing about Amos, was he the son of Little Beck? Beck Daughter of Dilcy?
Answer. I do not, myself, know anything relative to Amos or his Mother,
only as I have heard it from my sister Millison Blanton & others in the
neighborhood. And further the Deponents saith not. Sarah died 28 Aug
1854 Henry Co TN & bur Old Travis Place, Henry Co, TN. She never
married. Travis Cem. shows she was born 6 Nov 1777, p 321.”
Worsham’s brother in law, William Blanton, was also deposed (see page 475):
“William was a witness for Amas a pauper against David Hobbs 19 Jun 1824
Mecklenburg Co, VA. Deposition of William Blanton: “Question by Plaintiff.
Do you know whether or not Amos was the son of a Negro woman by the name of
Beck? Answer: I have known Amos ever since a small boy and am as
fully assured, from all I ever heard upon the subject that Beck was his Mother,
as I could be not to have been present at his birth. Question by same:
Do you know who was the Mother of Beck? Answer: I have always understood
that she was the Daughter of a negro woman call'd Dilcy. Question:
Do you know whether or not Dilcy was a descendant of the Indian race the family
commonly call'd the Free Set? Answer: I have often heard Ludwell
Worsham with whom I was well acquainted & to whom Dilcy belonged Dilcy did
spring from that set. Question by one of the Magistrates: Do you
know who Dilcy's Mother was. Answer: I do not recollect the name of
Dilcy's Mother. Question: Were there not a considerable number of
Negroes of that family in the possession of Ludwell Worsham. Answer:
There were, I have ever understood. Question: Were there not other
Negroes by the name of Beck and Dilsy in the same family. Answer:
There were as I understood. Question by Plaintiff: Was not Amos the
son of Little Beck? Answer: He was from all I ever understood.
Question: Was not Dilcy the only one of that Name I knew the Mother of
Little Beck. Answer: She was. Question
by Magistrate: Did Dilcy descend
from the Male or Female set call'd Free Set? Answer: I do not nor have any recollection of ever having heard any
thing said relative to that question. Question: Were there not other Negroes in the possession of Ludwell Worsham that
did descend from the Male side of the Free set so call'd. Answer:
There were of both sides, as I have been often informed. Question:
Was there not another Beck said to have been descended from the male side of
same set. Answer: There was but have no recollection of what side
She sprange from.” On page 461: “Slaves of Ludwell Warsham are
divided: 9 to heirs of Mary Smith, sister; 9 to Margaret Worsham, sister; 7 to
Phillip Williams & Martha Williams, sister; 7 to heirs of Lewelling Warsham,
brother. Later on, descendants of some of the slaves of Ludwell sued for
their freedom as they were descendants of "a native American Indian
named Bess who was of the Appalachian tribe of Indians and that the said
American Indian Bess was somewhat prior to the year 1705 brought into that part
of the then Colony of Virginia which was settled and occupied by the White
people by one Robert Hicks and kept as a Slave by the said Robert Hicks and
those claiming under him until the time of her death as her descendants from the
time of their births respectively have been until the present time.”
Berryman Tucker aged upwards of seventy years, a witness in the suit depending
in the Superior Court of Law of the County of Brunswick, wherein Amos (a pauper)
is plaintiff and David Hobbs defendant; after being duly sworn deposeth and
saith: That he remembers old Morior who was held by one John Evans of the
county of Dinwiddie and that he had all ways herd it said that Morier was the
daughter of the Old Indian Bess; that Molley who was held by William Jones was
the Daughter of the aforesaid Morier, and that William Jones was the Daughter of
the aforesaid Morier, and that the Molley was the Mother of Dilsey who was then
held by Ludwell Worsham." On page 463, “In Dec Court 1801, she
(Margaret Worsham) received slaves under Lot #2: Farn, Amos, Little Delcy,
Elizza, Phoebe, Faney, Mary & child, Jesse, Sam as an heir of her brother
Amena, a descendant of Bess, wrote in 2006:
"My ancestors sued for their freedom in 1814 based on being descendants
of maureer and Bess also. They were from Prince
Edward county, VA and slaves of Molley Evans-Moore."
Worsham's slaves ages and sex are in the 1850 Henry Co, TN slave schedule: age
56 female black, age 41 female mulatto, age 38 female black, age 35 female
black, age 32 male black, age 29 female black, age 27 male black, age 25 male
black, age 22 male black, age 21 male black, age 19 male black, age 17 female
black, age 17 male black, age 16 female black, age 16 male black, age 13 female
black, age 11 female black, age 9 female black, age 7 female black, age 5 male
black, age 3 female black. Either the age 22 black male, age 21 black male
is probably Gloster Worsham (#3 below).
eldest slave was a female and believed to be the mother of this family. She was born
about 1794 of Mecklenburg, VA and died after 1850 Henry Co, TN.
of Slave family from Virginia:
Sam Worsham b abt 1816 probably around Mecklenburg Co,
VA. (32-1850; 54-1870; 60-1880) He is in the 1870 Henry Co, TN census & the 1880 Henry, Tennessee census working as a farmer.
He is believed to have 3 wives. He m 1st) unknown. Sam m 2nd)
S b abt abt 1830. Sam m 3rd)
Charlitte b abt 1840 TN.
Children of Sam & unknown:
1A.1. C Worsham b abt 1841 Henry Co, TN. She
is listed as C Crawford in the 1870 census living with S. Worsham.
1A.1.1. Molly Crawford b abt 1866 Henry, TN.
1A.1.2. A Crawford, a daughter, b abt 1867 Henry,
Children of Sam & S:
1B.1. Worsham b Henry Co, TN.
1B.1.1. William Worsham b abt 1877 Henry Co, TN.
1B.2. Isabelle Worsham b abt 1853 Henry, TN.
1B.3. A Worsham, daughter, b abt 1855 Henry, TN.
1B.4. John Washum b abt 1858 Henry, TN. (22-1880)
John m Dotia abt 1877 Henry Co, TN. Dotia b abt 1862.
1B.4.1. Fesser Washum b abt 1878 Henry, TN.
1B.4.2. Birdie Washum b abt 1879 Henry, TN.
1B.5. William Worsham b abt 1853 Henry, TN. (12-1870;
20-1880) William m Theodocia.
1B.5.1. Professer Worsham b abt 1878 Henry, TN.
1B.5.2. Jacob Worsham b abt 1878 Henry, TN.
1B.6. Ella Worsham b abt 1867 Henry, TN. (3-1870;
Richard Henry Washum b bef. 1828
VA. Richard is believed to have married 1st) unknown and had a child, Myrtle Worsham.
Richard m 2nd) Mahalia White 20 May 1866 Henry, TN. Mahalia
was b Aug 1833 of Henry, TN.
of Richard & unknown:
Myrtle Worsham b May 1857 Henry, TN. (5/1857-1920)
Myrtle m Thomas Inou 16 Jan 1879 in Henry Co, TN.
Thomas b Aug 1857 TN.
of Richard & Mahalia:
2B.1. John Washum b abt 1863 of Henry Co, TN
Alleen Worsham b abt 1866 Henry Co, TN. Alleen m Washington
S Dortch 19 Apr 1884 Henry, TN. Alleen died before 1900, their children
were living with her brother, Gloster.
Mary Dortch b Apr 1887 Henry Co, TN
Johnnie Eva Dortch b Aug 1888 Henry Co, TN
2B.3.3. Edna Dortch b Mar 1892 TN Henry Co, TN
Gloster L Worsham b abt 1867 Henry, TN. (3-1870;
12-1880; 8/1863-1900; 52-1920; 62-1930) Gloster has been identified as a son of Richard
& Mahalia through the 1910 Henry Co, TN census where he identified his mother as Mahala
Washum age 76. Also in the 1910 census are his sister, Mattie age 36 b TN & a
niece named Edna Dortch age 19 b TN. In the 1930 District 1, Henry, TN
sister, Delila Washum age 59 b TN, lived with him. Gloster m
Cynda Owens 10 Jan 1877 Henry, TN. He is on the 1891 Dist. 6 Male
Voters Henry Co, TN Voters List as Glouster Worsham.
Delila Worsham b 12/15/1869 Paris TN. (10-1880;
12/1869-1900; 50-1920; 59-1930) Delila d 20 Nov 1943 of chronic Myocardites
at 4454 Vincennes Ave in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. She was identified as a single
Negro female whose parents were Richard Washum & Mahalia White by informant, Edna Terry.
Delila was buried Paris, TN 26 Nov 1943. (Chicago IL Death Cert. 32822)
Crittie Lucritia Worsham "Kittie" b Dec 1871 Henry, TN. (8-1880;
12/1871-1900) Crittie m Clayburn J Teague 10 May 1894 in Henry Co, TN. Clayburn was b Apr 1865 of Manlyville,
Henry Co, TN, the son of Caswell & Parale Teague. In the 1900 Henry Co, TN
census they are listed as Clayburn & Kittie Teague. Kittie died before
1910 in Henry Co, TN.
of Crittie courtesy Rene Ward, 2013.
Julia Teague b Mar 1895 Henry, TN.
Jennie Teague b Jan 1897 Henry, TN m
William Henry Patterson "Henry" about
1912 Henry Co, TN.
Henry b 6 Apr 1891 Paris, Henry Co, TN & d 17 Aug 1941 of Paducah, McCracken
Co, KY. Jennie d 13 Mar 1956 of Paducah, McCracken Co, KY.
of Jennie courtesy Rene Ward, 2013.
of Dorothy N Patterson Ford, the daughter
of Jennie Teague Patterson, from Rene Ward, 2013. Dorothy b 5 Oct 1937 in
James Caswell Teague b 17 Dec 1899 Henry, TN.
Robert Teague b abt 1904 Henry, TN.
of courtesy Rene Ward, 2013.
2B.5.5. Mattie L Teague b abt 1906 Henry, TN.
Martha Washum "Mattie" b abt 1874 Paris, Henry, TN. (6-1880;
36-1910) In 1910 she
lived in Henry, TN with her brother, Gloster Washum.
Ella Ellany Washum b Feb 1876 Henry, TN.
(4-18880; 2/1876-1900) In 1910 she lived with her brother in law, Clayburn J Teague.
Gloster Worsham "Ole" b Feb 1828 Paris, Henry, TN,
d 1904 Woodruff, AR & bur Beulah Grove Cem. (Clara M Roddy-Worsham, 2003).
He married 1st) Lucinda b abt 1819 in
NC. They are in the 1880 Henry Co, TN census where he worked as a farm
labor. He married 2nd) Mary
or May b 1825 MS.
M J Worsham (female) b 1849 Henry, TN
John Worsham b 1862 Paris, Henry, TN. (15-1870; 10/1862-1900;
59-1920) John m 1st)
Rachel Howard 11 Mar 1876 Henry, TN. John m
2nd) Hannah Bobo 25 May 1884
Henry Co, TN. Hannah b Feb 1867 Weakley Co, TN, the dau of farmer Giles Bobo b
abt 1827 TN and Hannah Cuny b abt 1832 TN. Giles & Hannah were m 27 May 1866
Weakley Co, TN. John Worsham m 3rd) Zula
b abt 1888 TN.
of John & Rachel:
Luker Worsham b Jan 1878 Paris, Henry, TN.
of John & Hanna:
Quitman Worsham b Feb 1889 Paris, Henry, TN
Joseph Worsham b Jul 1892 Paris, Henry, TN
Charles F Worsham "Charlie"
b Mar 1893 Paris, Henry, TN. In 1916 Charlie m Nellie Brown b 12 Apr 1894 TN & d Nov 1971 Paris, Henry, TN.
Charles W Washum b abt 1916 Paris, Henry, TN.
Geneva V Washum b 21 Jul 1919 Paris, Henry, TN. & m
Mr Prince. Geneva d 3 Aug 1988 Los Angeles Co, CA.
Richard Washum b abt 1923 Paris, Henry, TN.
Eugene Washum b 1825 Paris, Henry, TN.
Robert D Washum b 16 Dec 1928 Paris, Henry, TN. Robert
m Bertha M b 16 Apr 1932. Robert d 3 Nov 1997 Paris, Henry, TN.
Horace Washum b 5 Jul 1897 Paris, Henry, TN. Horace m Lillian Prime
abt 1918 of Carroll Co, TN. She was b abt 1900. In 1918 Horace worked for Porter & Johnson Clay Company in McKenzie, TN.
Horace d 29 Apr 1972 McKenzie, Carroll, TN & is bur. Mt. Olivet Cem, McKenzie, TN: as
"Harris Washum Tenn Pvt Co 1 6 Pioneer Inf, World War I July 5, 1897-April 29, 1972."
Odie B. Washum b 10 Feb 1919 McKenzie, Carroll, TN & d 15 May
1993 Milwaukee, WI. Odie m Melba U b 25 Jul 1920.
Rozelia E Washum b 27 Sep 1920 McKenzie, Carroll, TN.
Roselia m Hugh W Burson 14 Jun 1943 Elkhart, IN.
Hugh b 17 Oct 1919, son of Hugh W & Edna Burson, & he d 19 Oct 1996 Elkhart,
Indiana. Rozelia d 26 Mar 2002, The Goshen News:
Rozelia E. Burson Sep 27, 1921-Mar 26, 2002 ELKHART, Ind. — Rozelia E.
“Rose” Burson, 80, 333 W. Mishawaka Road, formerly of 910 Benham Court, Elkhart, died of
natural causes at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley View Health Care Center. She was born
Sept. 27, 1921, in McKenzie, Tenn., to Horace and Lillian Washum. She married Hugh W.
Burson Jr. on June 14, 1943, in Elkhart. He died Oct. 19, 1996. Burson worked as a
crossing guard at Roosevelt Elementary School for many years. She later worked at Sorg’s
Jewelers and then at Taylor Products, from which she retired.
She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Gospel Chorus
and the Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Urban League and the NAACP in
Elkhart and of “All Peoples Club,” an organization for people of all ethnic groups in
the 1950s. Surviving are one daughter, Shirley (Roland) Burson-Johnson, Fort Wayne; one
son, Victor R. (Antoinette) Burson, Elkhart; one sister, Aline Swain, Cleveland, Ohio;
and two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and one
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Odie Washum.
Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service, which will be Friday at 11 a.m. at
Canaan Baptist Church in Elkhart. The Rev. Grady Wickers will officiate. Burial will be
in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Aline Washum b 1925 McKenzie, Carroll, TN. Aline married Mr.
Swain and she lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
Pearl Worsham b Mar 1897 Paris, Henry, TN. In 1920
she lived in Madison, Saint Francis Co, AR with Maggie Davis age 30 b AR.
Ruby Worsham b Mar 1898 Paris, Henry, TN
Luna Worsham b Mar 1900 Paris, Henry, TN
of John & Zula:
Rachel Washum b abt 1908 Paris, Henry, TN
Fletch F Washum b abt 1913 Paris, Henry, TN
Ivory Washum b abt 1914 Paris, Henry, TN
Nokomar Washum b abt 1916 Paris, Henry, TN
Johnnie B. Washum abt 1917 Henry, TN & d Dec
1985 Paris, Henry, TN. He m Willie Ethel Tharpe
b 4 Aug 1935 & d Jun 1995 Paris, Henry, TN.
Washum b 13 Dec 1960 Paris, Henry, TN & d 9 Jan 2002 Paris, Henry, TN.
His obit is from Tri-County Publishing, Obits For Wed, Jan 16, 2002, Paris:
Ronald Dewayne "Jughead" Washum, 41, died Wed, Jan 9 at Jackson-Madison Co General Hospital after suffering an aneurysm. Services were, Sat, Jan 12. Burial was in Greenwood Cem. Born in Paris on Dec 13, 1960, he was a son of Johnie B. and Willie Ethel Tharpe Washum, both deceased. Washum attended Henry Co High School and was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, LaToya Russell of Paris and Kelia Washum of Hollow Rock; one son, Ronald Washum of Paducah; one brother, Johnie Ray Washum of Paris; an uncle, Fred (Annie) Tharpe of Paris, who was his caregiver.
Johnie Ray Washum
Nancy Worsham "Nannie"
b May 1853 Henry, TN. (14-1870; 23-1880; 5/1863-1900; 43-1910; 50-1920; 64-1930)
Nancy m. Prince Emanuel Harris "Manuel, Man"
26 May 1875 Henry, TN. Man b Nov 1847 of Henry,
TN. Nannie & Man were living in Henry Co, TN in 1930.
Harris b Aug 1878 Henry, TN
Dennis Harris b Feb 1880 Henry, TN
Porter Harris b 5 Apr 1884 Henry, TN m Willie abt 1923 Henry, TN.
Ida Harris b Jan1886 Henry, TN
Laura Harris b Nov 1890 Henry, TN
Charles Harris "Charlie" b 15 May 1892 Paris,
Henry, TN m Jewell abt 1914 and had a son, Charles Harris Jr., b
abt 1915 Paris, Henry, TN .
Nellie Harris b 11 May 1894 Paris, Henry, TN & d 15 Jan
1999 Paris, TN.
Harris b abt 1904 Paris, Henry, TN
Shedrick Worsham (male) b 1861 Henry, TN
Loinest Worsham (female) b 1861 Henry, TN (twin)
Ermalia or Emaline Worsham b
Bednage Worsham "Bee" b abt 1863 Henry, TN.
(4-1870; 17-1880; 4/1866-1900) Bee m Belle abt 1887.
Belle was b Jan 1869 TN. He is probably, Bidney Worsham, who d 4 Feb 1914 Woodruff
Co, AR. (AR death records)
John A Worsham b May 1888 of Woodruff, AR.
Mary J Worsham b Apr 1889 of Woodruff, AR.
Aline Worsham b Jun 1892 of Woodruff, AR.
Clero Worsham b May 1895 of Woodruff, AR.
Audry Worsham b Jun 1898 of Woodruff, AR.
(Clara M. Roddy-Worsham, 2003)
Porter Worsham b abt 1861 Henry, TN. Porter
Worsham m 1st) Mary Erwin 1 Sep 1884 Henry Co, TN.
He m 2nd) Alice b Feb 1865 TN. In 1880, he
lived with his parents in Henry Co, TN and worked as a farm labor. In the 1900 Cache,
Woodruff Co, AR census, she was listed as Alice Wisham b Feb 1865 TN, widow, 8
children & 5 living. In the 1910 Woodruff Co, AR census she was listed as
Alice Johnson and she had a grandson, Aaron Worhsum b abt 1906 of Woodruff, AR.
Alice m 1st) Thomas Johnson "Tom." (Joe Louis
& Tom Johnson's children:
Louis Johnson b 12 Jul 1906 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR.
Louis, age 3, is in the 1910 Cotton Plant, Woodruff Co, AR census living with his
mother, Alice Johnson. Louis Johnson age 25 b AR, is in the 1930 Cotton Plant,
Woodruff, AR census boarding with Clara Wise age 28 b AR, Earnestine Wise age 21 b AR,
Ella Williams age 23 b MS. In 1930, Louis worked at a veneer mill and was married
about 1923, but no family was living with him. Louis m Willie Ella Collins.
(Paulean Johnson, 2006) Willie was the daughter of Pearl Collins b abt 1897 in
GA. Pearl was a widow in 1930 working as a laundress with two children: Will Ella Collins
age 16 & Lula Mae Collins age 14. Louis d Aug 1975 Newport, Jackson, AR. Willie b 10 Dec 1913 Newport, AR & d 22 Mar 1995 Newport, Jackson,
Joe Louis Johnson b 26 Dec 1936 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR & d 22 Jan 2009 Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA, Paulean Johnson, Pearlean Johnson.
Charles Johnson b abt 1908 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR
Robert Johnson b abt
1909 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR.
Arthur Johnson b 12 Dec 1913 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR.
In 1941 Arthur m Essie Mae Mitchell in AR. Arthur
worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Arthur d 24 Dec 1993 East Cleveland, Cuyahoga,
Ohio. Essie Mae b 1 Jul 1921 AR & d 25 Aug 2001 at home in Cleveland, Cuyahoga,
Rev. Johnson, Arthur Johnson Jr,
Kirby Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Erin Jean Johnson, Yvonne Johnson, Dorothy Johnson &
Brenda L. Johnson. (Paulean Johnson, 2008) He also had a child, M C Johnson, a
Southern Baptist Minister, lived in Pine Bluff, AR. (Joe Louis Johnson, 2006)
Brenda b abt 1963.
5. Julius Johnson b 15 May 1914 AR. He worked as a truck
driver & lived in Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio. He d 23 Feb 1992 in Phs. MT
Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH. He was married when he died.
6. Margaret J Johnson b 7 Dec 1916 of Cotton Plant,
Woodruff, AR. She lived with Arthur Johnson, her brother, in Cleveland,
Cuyahoga, OH and never married. She d 8 Nov 2002 in a Nursing Home in Euclid,
of Alice and Porter:
Mollie Worsham "Molly" b Aug 1886 of Henry Co, TN.
(8/1886-1900; 23-1910) In 1910, Mollie was living with her cousin, Wade Earl, age 48,
b MS, as Molly Warshem.
Charles Louis Worsham "Charlie" b Dec
1889 Nashville, Davidson, TN. (10-1900; 26-1920; 29-1930) Birthdates in the census do
not correlate well. Charley Wisham is living with his mother, Alice Wisham, the
widow of Porter, in the 1900 Cache, Woodruff Co, AR census. Charles, 10 years old,
worked as a farm labor. Porter named children Charlie, Pearl, Morris & William and
so did Charles. Apparently, Charles named his children after some of his brothers
and sisters. It is very likely, that this Charles is a son of Porter.
Charles Wisham m 1st) Grizflia in 1916 of Lake Side, St
Francis, AR & they divorced 28 Nov 1923 in St Francis Co, AR. Grazilla was b abt
1893 in GA.
2nd) Willie May Oeolin Rodgers 24 Oct
1924 in Neelyville, Butler Co, Missouri. (Claybron Wisham, 2005) Willie was the
daughter of William M. Rodgers "Will" of North Little Rock and Lucy
Weaver (also from Ark, possibly Wynne, Ark.) who died at Willie's birth.
(Claybron Wisham, 2005) Family records have her birth as 4 Aug 1902 in Wynne,
Cross Co, Arkansas, however, Ohio death record index has her birth as 4 Oct
1902. Her family lived in Argenta, Pulaski Co, AR in 1910, where Willie May was
age 3, her parents were listed as Will Rogers and Cornelia. Cornelia was Will's
second wife who he m abt 1905. Will was b abt 1880 age 30 & Cornelia was b
abt 1887. In the 1930 North Little Rock, Pulaski, AR census, William worked with
the light & power company in North Little Rock.
2005, Clabron Wisham, wrote:
"In early years, my family spent their time in
northeastern Arkansas, Newport (where we were born), Wynne, Cotton Plant,
Augusta, Earle, all in the same general area. We came to North Little Rock,
Arkansas shortly after I was born. We were all raise there, and all graduated
from high there. Dad left home shortly after that, and he was supposed to go to
St. Louis, Mo."
Charles d 1958 Detroit,
Wayne, Michigan (Claybron Wisham, 2005) Willie died while living at 496 E
117th St in Cleveland on 14 Jul 1993.
in the Memorial Books at the National Archives Library is:
"In memory of Willie O. Wisham (1902-1993), Gary Gerstle's book, American crucible: race and nation in the twentieth century, has been added to the library collection. Mrs. Wisham lived through events noted in Gerstle's book: she was an infant when Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dine with him at the White House in 1903, and she was living in Little Rock, Arkansas, when President Eisenhower sent federal troops there to enforce school desegregation in
(Claybron Wisham, 2005)
Charles Louis Wisham b 18 May 1925 Newport,
Jackson, Arkansas & d 25 Jul 1993 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Charles
Welton K Wisham b 24 Aug 1926 Newport, Jackson,
Arkansas & d 19 Aug 1972 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Welton m Irene B.
abt 1948. Family believe she came from Camden, Arkansas. She received her social
security card bef 1951 in Arkansas. However, Ohio death index has
Irene b 23 May 1927 Xenia, Greene, Ohio, d 22 Jan 1999 Cincinnati, Hamilton,
Ohio and mother's maiden name was Glover.
(Claybron Wisham, 2005)
Paula P Wisham b 14 Feb 1948 of Cincinnati, Hamilton,
Belinda Wisham b abt 1951 of Cincinnati, Hamilton,
Ohio, m Mr Lockett and they divorced. They had two children.
Welton K Wisham Jr. b 13 Apr 1952 of Cincinnati,
Hamilton, Ohio, he is divorced, lives in Bronx, NY and has one son Welton Wisham
Morris E Wisham b 20 Mar 1929 Newport, Jackson,
Arkansas. Morris was m 1st) Catherine Blackmon.
Morris's m 2nd) Mary Whitsett. They have no
children. (Claybron Wisham, 2005)
of Morris & Catherine:
Deborah Wisham has one daughter by the name of
1.8B.2.4. Claybron Oscar Wisham "Clay"
b 28 Dec 1932 Newport, Jackson, Arkansas. Clay m 1st) Doris Jones in
1954. He m 2nd) Evelyn Bailey. Claybron is mentioned in the Ninth edition,
1996/1997, of Who's Who among Black Americans. A ceremony was held 21 Jul
2000 where Claybron was inducted into the A.B. Calvin Athletic Hall of Fame of
S.A. Jones High School, located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He is a member
of Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
The Shaker Heights Board of
Education on Nov 17, 1999 wrote about his wife:
B. Wisham, school nurse at Shaker Heights High School, has been named Ohio’s
School Nurse of the year by the Ohio Association of School Nurses. The
500-member association chose Wisham based on her professionalism and her
community involvement. She is Ohio’s candidate for National School Nurse of
the Year. Wisham has been on the staff at the High School since 1981. She is a
registered nurse who also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s
degree in public health. She is co-chair of the High School’s School and
Community Relations Committee, newsletter editor and past president of the
Northeastern Ohio Association of School Nurses, and served as PTA president at
the former Sussex Elementary School. Wisham is a member of the NAACP and the
Cleveland Association of Black School Educators. She was nominated for the award
by Pamela Katz, school nurse at Shaker’s Boulevard Elementary School and
president of Northeastern Ohio Association of School Nurses.”
recently published his autobiography, titled "From the Hollow
to the Heights." It is a complete account of his life and experiences. The
book can be obtained by writing: Delk Four Enterprises, P.O. Box 236, Beachwood, Ohio,
of Claybron & Doris:
De Shay Kataro Wisham. She m 1st) Mr Allen.
They had a son Eric Allen. She m 2nd) Hayward Appling.
They had a daughter, Tiffany Appling. De Shay died 16 Mar 2005 of Virginia Beach, VA.
of Claybron & Evelyn:
Lorna Wisham. In 2002, Lorna Wisham wrote:
grandfather was of native American Indian descent with coal black hair,
striking features and high cheekbones. My grandfather had several brothers who
lived in Cotton Plant, AR. I have been told that my grandfather's parents were
full-blooded Black Creek and Cherokee Indian. My great-grandfather was named
John Veraneek and was a Black Creek Indian Chief from Nescogee, NC. The family
story is that my great-grandfather and other Indians were part of the famous
March of the Winter 1838-1839 and forced out of Carolina along with other
Creek Indians to Oklahoma by the US Calvary. I believe that our name (other
family members also named Worsham) was given to my ancestors by English
settlers as many plantation owners did with African/Caribbean slaves."
resume is on the City of Cleveland, Ohio website:
WISHAM, Chief Public Affairs Officer, joined the Campbell
Administration in February 2002, was sworn in September 2002 as the first
woman to head the Community Relations Board, and has since been asked to lead
the Public Affairs Cluster, which includes Consumer Affairs, Community
Relations Board, Legislative Affairs, the Press Office, and Adelphia Channel
23, the City’s television station.
to joining the Campbell Administration, Chief Wisham was marketing vice
president for Downtown Cleveland Partnership, downtown Cleveland's economic
development group, for three years. She was integral in the development and
execution of strategic efforts to heighten visibility of the organization and
its projects, as well as manage downtown events including Cleveland's
Millennium Celebration and Winterfest.
Wisham also worked with the previous administration as an events manager, in
The Plain Dealer Washington Bureau as the editorial researcher, and for local
public relations firms.
is a trustee of the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland and a mayoral board
appointee for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Council for
Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland. Other affiliations include
Kaleidoscope 40/40 Club, Blacks in Management, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
native Clevelander, Chief Wisham holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and
Organizational Communication from the University of Akron and a Master of
Public Communication from American University in Washington, DC."
Karen Wisham m Sean
Hudson in 1997 and they have one son Julian Andrew Hudson.
Michigan Ross School of Business news room, 25 Feb 2004, writes:
After several years of marketing and product development in
the food industry, Karen Hudson, BA '91, MBA '95, was looking for a job about
which she could be more passionate. When headhunters called, Hudson told them
to get back to her if they found something in the sports or entertainment
industries. "And one of them actually did," Hudson said. In 2000,
Hudson joined the National Football League (NFL), where she manages corporate
sponsorship marketing. The NFL has 15 to 20 corporate sponsors at any one
time, companies such as Coors, Southwest Airlines, Visa, Staples and Pepsi.
Hudson works to develop, sell and renew sponsor relationships. She also finds
ways to give sponsors added value and to "create some excitement at times
other than the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl." The Pro Football Hall of Fame,
pre-season training camp and NFL kickoff events are three ways the league
engages sponsors in high-visibility activities. After earning her bachelor's
degree, Hudson-then Karen Wisham-wanted to work in the sports or entertainment
industry. "I sent résumés to record companies and sports agents, but
didn't have the experience or contacts to get a foot in the door." So she
chose a more traditional route, working for Frito-Lay in a manufacturing
capacity. Post-MBA, Hudson established a career in brand marketing and new
product development at General Mills and then Campbell Soup. With that
background, managing NFL corporate sponsorships was an easy transition.
Hudson, who describes herself as a "huge sports fan," grew up in
Shaker Heights, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. She inherited her sports devotion
from her mother, Evelyn Wisham, who earned a master's degree in public health
from Michigan in 1972. Her mother often could be heard pounding the table and
screaming at the TV, Hudson says. "And it was just, 'Oh, Mom's watching
the Indians.'" People are sometimes surprised to learn that 43 percent of
NFL fans are women, Hudson notes. That make-up is reflected in the NFL
organization, where women hold significant positions in nearly every
department. "It's definitely still a male-dominated culture, but I think
the more we realize how diverse our fan base is, the more we realize we must
have people in place who speak to and reflect that diverse group." Hudson
spends much of her non-work time volunteering for the Starlight Children's
Foundation, which grants wishes to chronically and terminally ill children.
Hudson works with families to nail down a child's two or three top wishes,
then coordinates with the Starlight office to fill one of the wishes. One
youngster she worked with in the spring wanted to go to Disney World and swim
with dolphins. Another wanted to meet professional wrestler Dwayne "The
Rock" Johnson. "I'm just one of those people who does better and
feels better when I'm busy," Hudson says. "And I love kids. It's
great to be able to give back to the community." Working for the NFL
gives Hudson the passion she sought in her professional life. She'll instantly
leap to the defense of anything related to football, a tenacity for which her
husband, Sean Hudson, MBA '94, often teases her. The two met at the Business
School and married in 1999. It thrills her to be closely involved in a sport
so deeply entrenched in American culture. Football may not solve the world's
ills, she says, but people draw fulfillment from it nonetheless. "On
Sundays, when I watch the games, I still get excited, thinking that, somehow,
I have some part in that."
Jimmie Wisham b Newport,
Jackson, Arkansas & died as an infant.
Edna Wisham b Newport,
Jackson, Arkansas & died as an infant.
William Wisham b Newport,
Jackson, Arkansas & died as an infant.
Willie Pearl Wisham b 1931 Newport, Jackson, Arkansas m William Perry. They divorced with no
children and she lives in Washington, DC.
Pearl Worsham b Mar 1892 of Henry, TN. (3/1892-1900; 19-1910)
Clinton Worsham b Dec 1893 of Henry, TN.
(12/1893-1900; 17-1910) In 1910
he worked on a farm with his mother in Cotton Plant, Woodruff Co, AR.
Morris Worsham b Feb 1896 of Henry, TN. (2/1896-1900)
Izola Worsham b abt 1901 of Henry, TN. (9-1910) Izola
married Mr. Jones.
Worsham b of Henry, TN, d bef 1900.
Worsham b of Henry, TN, d bef 1900.
Morris William Worsham b Apr 1869 of Henry, TN.
He m Jamie "Jane" "Janey" Hall
abt 1898 of Woodruff, AR. She was b Apr 1877 of Henry, TN & d Feb 1969
of Howell, Woodruff, AR. Morris is in the 1880 Henry Co, TN census as Morris age
11; in the 1910 Woodruff Co, AR census. as William Worshim, age 41, the 1920
Woodruff Co, AR census as Morris Worsham age 50 & the 1930 Woodruff Co, AR
census as Morris W Wersham age 59.
(Clara M. Roddy-Worsham, 2003)
Samuel W Worsham b Apr 1895 of Woodruff, AR. He m Julia abt 1921 in Arkansas. She
m 1st Mr
Rodgers and had a dau Lillian Rodgers b abt 1915 AR. In 1930 Samuel worked as a
grade & sodding laborer and she was a hairdresser in Columbus, Franklin,
Clayborn Worsham b 31 May 1898 of Cache, Woodruff,
AR & d Mar 1969 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. He married Robbie
Feb 1920 and they were divorced 18 Jan 1926 Woodruff Co, AR.
Wayman Worsham b Apr 1900 Cache, Woodruff, AR.
Jesse Worsham b abt 1902 Woodruff, AR.
Elmo Worsham b 5 Sep 1903 Woodruff, AR; d Feb
1970 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR.
Zedekah Worsham b 30 Jul 1904 Howell, Woodruff,
AR; d 16 May 1998 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR. Zedekah m 1st) Izater
Hollis. (Eartha Jones, 2010) He m 2nd) Theria
Anderson b 23 Jul 1929 AR & d 25 May 1993 Cotton Plant, Woodruff,
from Eartha Leen Worsham. Izater Hollis Worsham is on the right.
Child of Izater: (Eartha Jones, 2010)
1.9.6A.1. Clemmie James Worsham b 15 Dec 1923 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR and
d 13 Jan 1996. Clemmie m 1st) Beatrice Howard.
Clemmie m 2nd) Rose Railey. Beatrice m 2nd)
Willie D Foster and they had a daughter, Sherrion Foster.
Clemmie m 3rd) Gracia Jones.
The 11 Apr 1991 The Kansas City Star, p C4:
Beatrice Foster, 61, central Kansas City, died Apr 6, 1991, at her
daughter's home in Kansas City. She was born in Des Arc, Ark., and moved to Kansas City
1953. Mrs. Foster was a cook at the Carriage Club. She attended the Ethelaine Chapel.
Survivors include her husband, Willie D. Foster of the home; two sons, Herman Worsham,
Easton, MI, and Carl Worsham, Moberly, MO; four daughters, Eartha Jones and Sherrion
Foster of Kansas City, Susie Worsham, Blytheville, AR, and Carolyn Worsham,
Philadelphia. Services will be Sat; burial in Longview Memorial Gardens Cem.
Clemmie d 6 Jan 1996 in Blytheville, Mississippi, Arkansas.
Children of Clemmie & Beatrice: (Eartha Jones, 2010)
Herman J Worsham b 9 Dec 1941 & m
Glorius. The Blytheville Courier News, Blytheville, AR, 2002:
Herman Worsham of Inkster, MI, and Glorius Smith of West Hermondale,
MO, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Marsha Marie
Smith of West Hermondale, to Jacob Alexis Morris. The prospective bridegroom is the
son of James and Earnestine Morris of Kennett, MO.
Carolyn Worsham (twin)
Carl Worsham (twin)
Eartha L Worsham. Eartha m 1st)
Cleven R Nevels 1971 in Jackson Co, MO. Cleven b 23 Sep 1939 of Arkansas &
d 16 Jul 2006 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.
Eartha m 2nd) Mr Jones.
Children of Clemmie & Rose: (Eartha Jones, 2010)
1.9.6A.1B.1. Janice Worsham
Children of Gracia: (Eartha Jones, 2010)
1.9.6A.1C.1. Georgia Jones
1.9.6A.1C.2. Marsha Jones
Children of Zedekah & Theria: (Clara M. Roddy-Worsham, 2003)
1.9.6B.1. Zedekiah M Worsham Jr b abt 1948 of Cotton
Plant, Woodruff, AR & lived in Chicago, Cook, IL.
1.9.6B.2. Vivian Worsham
1.9.6B.3. Anne Worsham
1.9.6B.4. Jesse Worsham
1.9.6B.5. Christine Worsham
1.9.6B.6. Terry L Worsham b 23 Feb 1954 Cotton
Plant, Woodruff, AR & d 4 Mar 2004 St Louis, St Louis, MO.
1.9.6B.7. Wesley Worsham b abt 1957 of Woodruff, AR and
lived in St. Louis, MO.
1.9.6B.8. Lena Worsham
1.9.6B.9. Kenneth Worsham
1.9.6B.10. Threatha M Worsham
1.9.6B.11. Kimberly Worsham
1.9.6B.12. Marvin E Worsham of Cotton Plant, Woodruff Co,
Alvin Worsham b 1 Feb 1908 Woodruff, AR; d Jul
1987, Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR. He married 1st) Laura Garner.
Their marriage license was issued 14 May 1934 in Woodruff Co,
AR & they divorced 9 Sep 1935 White Co, AR. He m 2nd) Nettie Strong.
Their mrg. license date was 6 Sep 1935 in Woodruff Co, AR. Nettie b 9 Jul 1913
of Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR & d 12 Feb 2001 Searcy, White, AR. Her
obit in the Thur, 15 Feb 2001 Times-Herald:
Ms. Nettie Worsham, age 87, of Cotton Plant, died Mon, Feb. 12, 2001, at White County Medical Center, in Searcy. Ms. Worsham is survived by one daughter, Pearlette Caraway of Kansas City, MO and a sister, Estella McKinley of Cotton Plant. Funeral services for Ms. Worsham will be held on Sat, Feb. 17, 2001, at Holy Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Cotton Plant, with Rev. Grant Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Ash Grove Cem in Cotton Plant.
Pearlette Worsham m Mr
Easter Worsham b 19 Feb 1910 Woodruff, AR, d 20
Dec 1989 m abt 1929 Booker T Riddle b 1 Feb 1907
& d 12 Feb 1996 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR. They are in the 1930
Cache, Woodruff Co, AR cens. living with George M Riddle age 65 AR &
Cornelia H age 55 AR.
Herman Worsham b 5 Apr 1912 Woodruff, AR; d Mar 1988, Harvey,
Cook, IL. Herman Worsham m Ida B. Jones,
their license issued 4 Mar 1934 in Woodruff Co, AR.
had 11 children: (Lura Holt, 2003)
Hazel Lee Worsham b 1 Jul 1936 of Woodruff, AR. She m Mr.
Mathews. About 1954 she lived in Illinois. Hazel d 18 Mar 1995 San Diego Co,
Temeria Worsham b 30 Mar 1938 of Woodruff, AR &
d Jan 1978 San Diego, San Diego, CA. Child: Lura L Worsham.
Donisha Worsham b abt 1944 m in San Francisco, CA
to Fred A. Smith b abt 1943.
Lura A Worsham
Herman Worsham b abt 1945 m Patricia, lived in
Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
Dennis Worsham b abt 1951
Cuemiah Worsham “Cumik” b abt 1915 Woodruff,
AR. She married 1st) Waverly Reece, their mrg.
license issued in Woodruff Co, AR 5 Feb 1936. She may have also married Mr Hall and
Mr Jackson and lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
Leons Worsham b abt 1917 Woodruff, AR.
Morris W. Worsham b 9 July 1919 Woodruff, AR; d
14 Jan 1984, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH.
Seth Worsham b 30 Jul 1921 Woodruff Co, AR & d
Jun 1978 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR
1.10. Delila Worsham b Dec 1860 Henry Co, TN.
Danford Worsham b abt 1870 Henry, TN.
George W Worsham b abt 1872 Henry, TN. He m
Emma Jean Tenpenney “Emogene” abt 1899
of Woodruff, AR. She was born abt 1881 TN. George d 1946 & Emma d
Nevada Worsham b 14 Feb 1900 of Woodruff, AR.
In 1920 she lived at home in Woodruff Co, AR with her father George Worsham
& probably also in Monroe Co, AR census, lodging with Mamie Griffith. She d
20 Aug 1983.
Glen Worsham b 19 Mar 1902 of Woodruff, AR; d 13
Aug 1979, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH.
Susie Worsham b abt 1905 of Woodruff, AR.
Lura Worsham b abt 1906 of Woodruff, AR; d 2 Feb
1930 Woodruff, AR.
Coutelyou Worsham “CT Buck” b 11 Nov 1907 of
George Elliott Worsham b 19 May 1911 Woodruff, AR
& d 9 Aug 1992 Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio. He received a license to
marry Velma Young 6 Sep 1933 in Woodruff Co,
AR. She was b abt 1914 and the d/o Andrew W. Young.
Mary Jane Worsham b 13 Aug 1913 Woodruff, AR &
d 19 Jul 1970.
Hazel Worsham b abt 1916 Woodruff, AR.
Ruby Worsham b 24 Jun 1918 Woodruff, AR, m Mr
& d 4 Aug 2000 of Saint Louis City, MO. (SSDI)
Dora Worsham b 9 May 1921 Woodruff, AR
Mattie Worsham b abt 1874 Henry, TN.
Edday Worsham “Edward” b Apr 1874 Henry, TN. He m Mahalia
Simon 5 Feb 1908. She was b abt 1888 AR. He is listed as Edday in
the 1880 Henry Co, TN cens. Edday d 1948 Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
(Clara M. Roddy-Worsham, 2003)
Royal Worsham b 15 Aug 1909 of Woodruff, AR; d 25 Jun 1993 McCrory,
Woodruff, AR. Royal m 1st) Blanchie Veazley
abt 22 Feb 1935 Woodruff, AR. He m 2nd) Zula May Brunson of Woodruff,
AR abt 1940. Children: Portia,
Geraldine, Horace, Clarence Sr, Don Edward, Roy Jr, Mary Virginia, Denormis,
Laura Gean, Bertha, and Claudell. (Lura Holt, 2003)
Nebetha Worsham “Nick” b abt 1912 of
Naniebell Worsham b abt 1914 of Woodruff, AR.
Edward Worsham “Ed” b 21 Feb 1915 of Woodruff,
AR; d Jun 1990 of Woodruff, AR.
Andrew Worsham “Andy” b 22 May 1917 of
Woodruff, AR; d Oct 1984 of Woodruff, AR.
Gloster Worsham b 11 Jan 1919 Woodruff, AR; d Jun
1990 of Woodruff, AR. Gloster m Elizabeth Phoeba whose obit appeared in the 25 Sep 2004 Newport Daily Independent:
Mrs. Elizabeth Phoeba Worsham, age 79, of Newport, died Friday, Sep 17, 2004 at Newport. She was a member of the Oak Grove M.B. Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, usher and a member of the Federated Choir. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Volunteer of Home Health and Heart Society, Cancer Society, Red Cross Society and Bethleham Tea Society. Mrs. Worsham was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gloster Worsham; one daughter, Sandra Worsham; and one grandson, Lesley V. Hall. She is survived by five sons, Archie L. Hamm of Memphis, Melvin Worsham, Alvin Worsham and Jessie Nunn, and Rufus Worsham all of Little Rock; four daughters, Betty Hester of Madisonville, Ky., Esterine Robinson of Newport, Marie Worsham and Lannie Miller both of Chicago; two sisters, Nora Green and Maydell Cunningham both of Newport; 36 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at noon at the Oak Grove M.B. Church. Visitation will be Fri, Sep 24, 2004. Interment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Auvergne. Pallbearers will be Jerry Brown, Herschel Alcorn, Gary Miller, Jerry Alcorn, Mark Peel and Ezell Walker, Jr.
Ruthie Worsham b abt 1924 Woodruff, AR.
Mahalia Worsham b 1925 Woodruff, AR.
Money M. Worsham b 1927 of Cache, Woodruff, AR.
Hafford M Worsham b abt 1876 Henry,
TN and possibly died as a youngster
Ella E Worsham b Feb 1876 Henry, TN m Colonel
T Crawford 29 Aug 1895 Henry, TN
following are two brothers who were born in Henry Co, TN. They relocated to Grand Chain,
Pulaski Co, Illinois. They very likely descend from the above family.
1. John R Washum, Rev b Aug 1855 Paris, Henry, TN, and
d 6 Mar 1930 Grand Chain, Pulaski, Illinois. He m 1st) Rachel
1877 of Pulaski, Illinois. Rachel b 3 Apr 1857 TN. They are in the 1880 New Grand Chain,
Pulaski Co, IL cens. as John Washum age 25 b TN, Rachael age 23 b TN with two children:
Seth age 4 b IL & Belle age 2 b IL. Rachel d 12 Jun 1881 Grand Chain, Pulaski,
Illinois & is bur Rhinnie Hill, Grand Chain, Pulaski Co, IL, an African American cem:
Washum, Rachel J.; Wife of Rev. John Washum b 3 Apr 1857; d 12 Jun 1881.
John m 2nd) Mrs Martha Mimms "Mattie" 27 Jan
1887 in Pulaski, Illinois. (vol 1 p118) Martha had 2 children from her 1st mrg: Jeremy
Mimms b Jan 1880 TN & Joe Mimms b Aug 1880 TN. Martha b Dec 1857 KY, and d 3 Mar
1918 Grand Chain, Pulaski, Illinois. John R Washum age 62 b TN is listed as a widow &
a minister in the 1920 Pulaski Co, IL census
Children of John & Rachel:
1A.1. Seth Washum b 20 Feb 1877 Pulaski, Illinois; d 18
Sep 1944, Cairo, Alexander, Illinois. Seth m Jessie Samual
25 Jun 1898 in Pulaski, Illinois. (vol 1, p 19) Jessie b abt 1882 of Pulaski,
Illinois, and d 27 Jan 1950 in Alexander, Illinois. Seth is bur in Rhinnie Hill Cem,
Grand Chain, Pulaski Co, IL: Washum, Seth, b 20 Feb 1877, d 18 Sep 1944. In 1910 Seth
worked in Cairo, Alexander Co, IL as a fireman.
1A.1.1. Washum b aft 1898 of Pulaski, Illinois. She m Major bef 1915 of Alexander, Illinois.
1A.1.1.1 Seth Major Washum b 25 Feb 1915 Pulaski,
Illinois; d 22 Apr 1978, Grand Chain, Pulaski, IL. He is in the 1920 Cairo,
Alexander Co, IL census living with his grandfather, Seth Washum. He is bur Rhinnie
Hill, Grand Chain, Pulaski Co, IL as Washum, Seth Major born 25 Feb 1915 d 22 Apr
1A.1.2. Ruth Washum
b Jul 1899 Pulaski, Illinois. She m 2nd) Johnson.
1A.1.2.1. Seth M. Washum
b abt 1921 of Cairo,
1A.1.3. Theodore Washum b abt 1903 of Pulaski,
1A.1.4. Emmett Washum b 11 Jun 1904 of Pulaski, Illinois;
d 22 Jul 1992 Mounds, Pulaski, Illinois; m Sadie
1920 of Alexander, Illinois. Sadie b 16 May 1906 of Cairo, Alexander, Illinois; d
Feb 1973, Cairo, Alexander, Illinois.
1A.2. Belle Washum b abt 1878 Pulaski, Illinois.
Children of John and Martha:
1B.1. Bertha Washum b Sep 1889 of Pulaski, Illinois.
1B.2. Lethie Washum b Jan 1894 of Pulaski, Illinois.
1B.3. Porter Washum b Feb 1896 of Grand Chain, Pulaski,
1B.4. Perry Washum b 12 Feb 1897 Grand Chain, Pulaski,
Illinois. In 1930, Perry Washum age 32 worked in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH as a waiter.
1B.5. Thomas Washum b abt 1901 of Grand Chain, Pulaski,
Illinois. In 1930 Thomas lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio where he worked in a machine
2. Richard D. Washum b Apr 1860 Paris, Henry, TN, and d
10 Nov 1935 Cairo, Alexander, Illinois. Richard m 1st) unknown. Richard, a carpenter, m
2nd) Jennie Curtis 4 Jul 1887 in Pulaski, Illinois. She b
Aug 1866 in KY.
Children of 1st mrg:
2A.1. Washum b aft 1875 of Pulaski, Illinois. He m McClelland bef 1909 of Pulaski, Illinois.
2A.1.1. Clara Washum b 1909 of Pulaski, Illinois. The
McClelland Family Bible, transcribed and posted by Deb Davis, has the birth of Clara
Washum as 1909 (http://www.debdavis.org/tree/mcclelland/mcbible.htm)
Deb writes: My McClelland ancestors followed a migration path from North Carolina,
Paris, Henry Co, Tennessee to Illinois in Pulaski Co, Madison Co and Peoria Co:
2A.2. Lizzie Washum b Jan 1883 of Pulaski, IL.
2A.3. Margie M Washum b Dec 1885, of Pulaski, IL.
Children of Richard & Jennie:
2B.1. Delia M Washum b Apr 1888 Paris, Henry, TN.
2B.2. Jennie Washum b Jan 1890 of Grand Chain, Pulaski,
2B.3. Jerry Richard Washum b 25 Nov 1890 Grand Chain,
Pulaski, Illinois; d Jan 1968 Chicago, Cook, IL.
2B.4. Charlotte M Washum b Apr 1893 Grand Chain,
2B.5. Joseph Washum b 22 Jun 1895 Grand Chain, Pulaski,
Illinois; d 1 Sep 1982 of Joppa, Massac, Illinois; m 1st) Iva
Greensbury abt 1916 of Pulaski, Illinois; b abt 1894, of Pulaski,
Illinois. Joseph m 2nd) Sophia abt 1927 of Grand
Chain, Pulaski, Illinois; b 10 Apr 1903, KY; d 25 May 1991 of Grand Chain, Pulaski,
Illinois. Joseph & Sophia are bur Mound City National Cem, Mound City, Pulaski
2B.6. Herman E Washum b 22 Dec 1899 Grand Chain,
2B.7. Myrtle M Washum b abt 1903 Grand Chain, Pulaski,
2B.8. William B Washum b 29 Dec 1903 Grand Chain,
Pulaski, Illinois; d 1 Sep 1971, Madison, Illinois; m Florena
Ward, of Grand Chain, Illinois.
2B.9. John Wardell Washum b abt 1907 Grand Chain,
Pulaski, Illinois; d 10 Mar 1941, Cairo, Alexander, Illinois; m Celissie abt 1929 of Grand Chain, Pulaski, Illinois; b abt
2B.10. Luther G W Washum b 1913 Grand Chain, Pulaski,
Brunswick Judgments 1825-D-K-Box 98 by Barbara H. Browder-Southside
Virginia Jul 1989, Vol 7, No. 2, p 118