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1. John S Worsham b abt 1805 of Talbot Co, GA m
Margaret abt 1825 of Harris
Co., GA. (Family Records of Anne W Nelson, 1999) He may be a son of Jeremiah
Worsham on page 643.
In the 11 Aug 1836
Macon, GA newspaper clipping (Messenger), v 2:
"On the 3rd instant, at the
house of Mr. John Worsham, near Thomaston, (Upson Co, GA) after a short
confinement, Mr. David Melton, of Putnam Co." In the 11 Jul 1858 Messenger
was: "David Melton of Putnam Co, wagon maker in the public service, (died)
at the home of John Worsham 3 Aug 1836 near Thomaston (Upson Co), GA."
John is in the 1840 Harris Co,
GA, p 255 with Males: 1 5-10, 1 30-40; Females: 2 under 5, 2 5-10, 1 30-40 &
1 slave. Margaret is in the 1850 Harris Co., GA census, p 72 age 46 b GA. Margaret
Worsham, age 55 GA, in the 1860 Smith Co, MS census living with W. G. Smith age
26. Anne W. Nelson, 1999, wrote according to an early Bible record Cordelia
Brandon Worsham, is the daughter of John and Margaret Worsham. Anne Webb Nelson,
2001, discovered some papers written sometime after 1920 possibly by her great
uncle Hugh Webb, that appear to be copied from a Bible Record. John Worsham's
death was 2 Sep 1847.
Children: (Anne Webb Nelson, 2001)
Children: (Evelyn Webb, 2002)
1.1. Sarah A. T. Worsham
b abt 1826 of Harris, GA m
Ashbury F. Switzer 30
Jan 1848 Harris Co., GA. Anne Webb Nelson, 2001, discovered some papers
written sometime after 1920 possibly by her great uncle Hugh Webb, that appear
to be copied from a Bible Record. It reads "Sarah A. J. Switzer Died
06/20/51 don't know whose child she is or where buried." Anne believes
Sarah A. J. Worsham Switzer's second name was Angelina, since Cordelia named
her third daughter Sarah Angelina. Sarah Angelina and Georgiann Hazeltine are
both buried in the Double Churches Cemetery in Muscogee, Co, GA.
1.2. Cordelia Brandon Worsham
b abt 1829 of Harris Co., GA m William Henry
Webb 5 Jan 1849 Harris Co., GA. William b abt 1829 GA. Anne W. Nelson, 1999,
wrote that an early Bible record shows Cordelia Brandon Worsham as the
daughter of John and Margaret Worsham. In 1850 Cordelia, age 18, and
William H. Webb, age 21, are in Harris Co., GA in the Valley Plains District,
p 143 living next to her mother, Margaret. In 1860, they were enumerated in
Muscogee Co., GA., p 312, William H. age 26 & Cordelia age 26. William H.
Webb joined one of the Muscogee Units, but was "discharged by
substitution." In 1870, the couple is in Newberry Co., SC, p 660 as W. H.
Webb age 40 and Cordelia age 37. In
1880, they are in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX with sons Wm. B age 10, &
Thomas S. age 8 b SC and daughter Margaret Harrington & son in law Hugh
Harrington, p 46.
Children: (Anne W. Nelson, 1999)
1.2.1. Georgian Hazeltine Webb b 5 May 1851 of Harris Co, GA & d. 11 Dec 1851.
1.2.2. John Elias Webb b 18 Aug 1852 Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA
Mattie Ann Ruffin and 2nd) Emma Josephine Middleton 1 Oct 1882 Whitewright,
Grayson Co., TX d/o John Middleton & Josephine M. Eanes. He d 23 Apr
1894 Sherman, Grayson Co., TX.
1.2.2A.1. William Ruffin Webb b 29 Aug 1875 & d 14 Oct 1895
1.2.2A.2. Sarah Cordelia Webb b 11 Jul 1880. Buried with mother.
1.2.2A.3. Ora Eulah Webb
21 Nov 1883 Grayson Co., TX & d 12 Apr
1959 Dallas Co., TX. Never married
1.2.2A.4. Hugh Middleton Webb b 6 Nov 1886 McKinney, Collin Co., TX
& d 2 Dec 1976 Austin, TX. He m Mattie May McDowell 28 March 1912
Dallas, TX, daughter of Bradford McDowell and Margaret Rucker. She was b
17 Oct 1885 Wyandotte, Kansas and d 19 Feb 1973 Dallas, TX. (Evelyn Webb,
1.2.2A.4.1 Margaret Josephine Webb
b. 11 Apr 1914 Dallas, TX; d. 25 Sep 2000, Malakoff, TX. She m Walter Luke Winborn 4 Jan
1940, s/o Walter Winborn & Mary Lanza. He was b 20 Mar 1914 Dallas,
TX & d June 2000 Malakoff, TX. Children: Sandra Ray Parkman Winborn
b. 24 Nov 1934 Dallas, TX, d. 23 Mar 1978 Dallas, TX & Julianne
Winborn b. 16 Oct 1948.
1.2.2A.4.2 Hugh McDowell Webb b. 26 Mar 1918 Dallas, TX; d. 27 Oct
1983 Austin, TX. He m Dona Evelyn Swain, d/o Edgar Swain & Ola
Hill. She was b 30 Nov 1918 Dallas, TX. Children: Charles Richey Webb,
Margaret Jeanne Webb, Dona Kathlyn Webb, & Leslie Ann Webb.
1.2.2A.5. Roy Worsham Webb
b 18 Feb 1888 McKinney, Collin Co., TX m
Bernice Esther Witcher & d 10 Sep 1957 Houston, Harris Co., TX.
1.2.2A.5.1. Daughter (living) b 1921 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.
E. Nelson b 30 Jun 1917 & d 1963.
1.2.2A.6. Tench Kirkpatrick Webb 11 July 1892 McKinney, Collin Co., TX
& d 13 Apr 1940 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
1.2.3. Margaret Eulalia Webb b 9 Feb 1855 Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA
Hugh O'Neal Harrington 16 Oct 1873 Newberry Co., SC & d 16 Jul 1911
Sherman, Grayson Co., TX.
188.8.131.52. Sarah O'Neal Harrington b 24 Sep1874 Newberry, SC & d 1 Feb
184.108.40.206. Moriat Harrington 1879 Sherman, TX
& d Oakland, CA.
220.127.116.11. Cordelia Harrington 1885 & d 1925 Sherman, TX.
18.104.22.168. Margaret Harrington 1891 & d 1963 Tucson, AZ.
22.214.171.124. Helen Pope Harrington b Mar 1895 & d June 1982 Denver, CO.
126.96.36.199. Young John (Y. J.) Harrington b 1877 & d 1960 Sherman, TX.
1.2.4. Henry Bunyan Webb b 17 Jun1856 Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA & d 18
1.2.5. Sarah Angelina Webb b 13 Apr 1858 & d 7 Jul 1858.
1.2.6. Ora Susan Webb b 11 Jun 1859 & d 30 Nov 1901.
1.2.7. Columbus Webb b 10 Jan 1861 & d 10 Jan 1861.
1.2.8. Benjamin Price Webb b 13 Mar 1862 & d Aug 1862
1.2.9. William Brittain Webb b 2 Jul 1870. (10-1880)
1.2.10. George Thomas Webb b 1871 SC. (8-1880) He d 1918
1.2.11. Francis Webb b 16 Nov 1871.
1.3. Rufus G. Worsham b abt 1830 of Harris Co., GA. (20-1850; 27-1860;
50-1880; 78-1910) Rufus m 1st) Ella b abt 1840 GA.
Ella is in the 1860 Macon, Bibb Co, GA census
as Ella Worsham age 20 b GA with her dau, Cordelia age 3 b GA. Cordelia may have
been named after the sister of Rufus.
Rufus m 2nd) Elizabeth
abt 1856 of Smith Co, MS. She was b
abt 1840 in AL. Rufus and Elizabeth are in the 1860 Smith Co, MS cens. &
the 1870 Sunflower Co, MS cens.
He m 2nd) Josephine
of Leflore, MS b abt
1850 AL. Rufus and Josephine are in the 1880 Leflore Co, MS cens.
On 18 Jan 1891 in Yazoo Co, MS, R G Worsham
m 4th) Mattie L. Walton.
R. G. Worsham m 5th)
S. M. Banks 28 Mar 1900 Scott Co., MS.
Rufus G. Worsham is living in Jones Co, MS with his son, Jim. R. Worsham.
According to The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach
Boulevard, Biloxi, Mississippi 39531: Worsham, R. G.; Jones Co (residence at
time of admittance); b. Georgia; 6 January 1911 (date of admission); 80 (age
at time of admission); Co. A, 6th Mississippi Infantry; no death date listed;
Buried: Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery (Biloxi, MS), plot A-07-197; Beauvoir.
This family photograph was provided by
2002: "From left to right in picture Rufus G. Worsham, James Ruggles
Worsham, Frances (Fannie Worsham), Kate Worsham in chair, James Nazareth
Worsham (James Nazareth m Frances Elizabeth Wheeler, she died before this
picture was taken, ca 1894), elderly lady is person who took care of
children "Aunt Janie?" My grandmother Rose Adelle
Worsham and unknown boy. The picture was possibly taken at a school near
Garlandsville, in northern Jasper Co., MS. That is where James N.
and family lived prior to moving to Jones Co. where he married Martha (Marthie)
Jefcoat to sire a second family."
Child of Rufus & Ella:
Worsham "Delia" b 29 Jul 1856 GA. Cordelia may have been named after the
sister of Rufus. She is living with her mother, Ella, in the 1860 Macon, Bibb
Co, GA census as, Cordelia age 3 b GA. Delia Worsham b 29 Jul 1856 Inverness, Sunflower, MS, d. 16 Nov 1941
& m Jim
T. Mitcham 13 Jan 1878 Hinds, MS. (IGI) Jim is John T.
Mitcham b May 1855 MS in the 1900 Mount Hope, Copiah, MS census. Cordelia
died 16 Nov 1941 of Sunflower, MS. (IGI)
According to Daryl Gambrell, 1999:
"One of my aunts thinks that there was another female child
(of R G Worsham) named Dealie."
Children of Rufus Worsham and Elizabeth are:
b abt 1857 of Smith Co, MS. (3-1860; 22-1880) He is not listed with his family
in the 1870 District 3, Sunflower, MS census. John probably m Mrs. Susan Phipps
18 Jun 1879 Leflore, MS. She was
b abt 1857 of Leflore, MS. John
M. Worsham is apparently found twice in the 1880 census. He is in Leflore
Co, MS with his father, R. G. Worsham, as John 22 MS GA AL farmer on p.
284A & is listed as J. M. Wisham age 24 MS GA GA farmer on p. 288A. The
page 288A reference, he is living with his wife Susan. Susan was age 23 MS
MS MS and she had a son from a previous marriage named W. H. Phipps age 3 b
MS. He is living alone in the
1900 Sunflower Co, MS census as William H. Phipps b Feb 1877 MS and in 1910
he has a family in Sunflower Co, MS.
1.3B.1. John M. Worsham
b May 1880 MS.
Nazareth Worsham "Jim" b. abt 1859 of Smith, MS. (2-1860;
nr-1900, 50-1910; 60-1920; 70-1930) He is not listed with his family in the
1870 District 3, Sunflower, MS census or the 1880 census. The family history
of Daryl Gambrell & Skeets Wadsworth connect James to his parents. He m
1st) Fannie Elizabeth Wheeler 9 Jan 1883, in
Leflore, MS. She d. abt 1895 in Garlandsville, Jasper, MS and an "old
woman raised her children. (Daryl Gambrell, 1999) Fannie Elizabeth Wheeler
Worsham is buried in an unmarked grave at Garlandsville, Jasper Co., MS. James
is in the 1900 Beat 3, Jasper Co, MS census as James N. Worsham age not
recorded b MS GA MS widow cattle buyer (ED52, p241a) According to Skeets
Wadsworth, 2000, after Fannie's death, James Worsham packed up a wagon and
moved to Smith Co. & Fannie, being oldest child, did housekeeping and care
for Rose and Kate until he married again. James m 2nd) Martha
E. Jeffcoat abt 1912 in Jones, MS. She was b. abt 1881 of Jones, MS.
"a woman much younger than him and closer to his children's' age."
In 1930 he was a 70 year old farmer living in Jones Co, MS. James died 1936
Jones Co, MS. (Leslie Reid, 2002) James N. and Martha
Jeffcoat Worsham are
buried side by side at Big Creek Baptist Church in Jones Co., MS." (Daryl
of James Worsham & Fannie Wheeler: (Daryl Gambrell, 1999)
Ruggles Worsham b 20 Dec 1884 in Forrest Co, MS. James had blue eyes &
brown hair. In 1918 he was a cafe manager in Hattiesburg, MS when he registered
for the World War I draft.
Elizabeth Worsham “Fannie”
b Sep 1888 of Jasper Co, MS. (Skeets Wadsworth, 2000) Fannie m William
30 Mar 1907 Jasper, MS. He was b 10 Jul 1877.
In 1920, William was a farmer and they lived in Smith Co, MS and 1930 he was
an automobile salesman in Jackson, Hinds, MS. William d.
1934. (Rex McLaurin, 1999)
b 3 Sep 1889 of Jasper Co, MS; d 13 Oct 1973 of Ellisville, Jones, MS. She m John Doyal Flynt 1 Oct 1909. He was b 25 Feb 1889, s/o John A. Quitman
Flynt & E. Amanda V. Hopkins. Daryl Gambrell's (2002) grandmother was
the daughter of Rose Adell Worsham Flint. His mother is Gladys Adell Flint
who m Astor Gambrell. In 1930, Rose and John lived in Jones Co, MS
where he was a farmer.
b 31 Dec 1892 of Jasper Co, MS. Kate m Willie Pearson Graves
of Jones Co, MS. (Paul W. Smith, 2007) They married abt 1912 in Jones Co., MS.
Willie, a short man with gray eyes and dark
hair, was born 7 Nov 1889 Summerland, Smith, MS, the son of Josephus S. Graves "Joe" b
Jun 1861 MS & Sarah Pinnell "Sallie" b Jul1858 AL. Joe or Joseph & Sarah were
m 14 May 1883 Jones, MS.
Willie died Feb 1974 Taylorsville, Smith,
MS & Kate died Sep 1976 Taylorsville, Smith, MS.
Children of Kate & Willie:
Charles W. Graves born 25 Sep 1913 Jones Co, MS & died Dec 1982 Taylorsville,
Burnis J. Graves born abt 1917 Jones, MS.
Marie E. Graves born abt 1920 Jones, MS.
Houston C. Graves born Apr 1924 Jones, MS.
Children of James Worsham & Martha Jeffcoat:
Lucille Worsham b 7 Feb 1912 Jones, MS. (7-1920; 18-1930) Lottie married
Mr. McKinley. She died 27 Jul 1995 of Ellisville,
Jones, MS & is bur in Summerland Baptist Cem, Summerland, Smith Co, MS.
C. Worsham b 18 Aug 1915 Jones, MS & d 22 Jul 1988. (4-1920;
14-1930) In the 1930 census he is listed as David S Worsham. He m
1st) Ula C. b 25 Jan 1914 d 19 Nov 1981 & had1 child.
F. C. m 2nd) Viola b 14 Jun 1916, d 26
Jun 1958. (Leslie Reid, 2002)
C. Worsham b abt 1917 Jones, MS. (3-1920; 13-1930)
Denson Worsham b 19 Nov 1923 Jones, MS. (4-1930) Earl was a senior
executive with Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, OK. (Daryl Gambrell, 1999) Earl m Wilma Darlene Wagner 24 Dec 1945.
Wilma b 26 May 1926.
1.3B.3. Lodore Worsham b 1860 in Smith, MS.
(4mo-1860; 10-1870; 20-1880)
1.3B.4. Charles Worsham b
abt 1868 of Sunflower, MS. (1-1870; 13-1880)
Children of Rufus Worsham and Josephine:
1.3C.1. Willie C. Worsham
b abt 1873 of Leflore, MS. She m
Jordan 28 Jan 1897 in Holmes, MS.
Willie C. d. Jun 1901 Holmes, MS. Horace married 2nd) Mabel Haddick
& he d. 7 Jun 1957 Holmes, MS.
1.3C.2. Cordelia Worsham b
abt 1876 of Leflore, MS.
She m m P.
25 Dec 1898 Holmes, MS.
1.4. Elizabeth C. Worsham b abt 1835 of Harris Co., GA. (15-1850)
1.5. Susan M. Worsham
b. abt 1838 Harris, GA, m
W. G. Smith, abt 1857
of Smith Co, MS. He was b. abt 1834 of Smith, MS. Susan M. Worsham, age 12
GA, is living with her mother in 1850 census. In 1860 Susan M. Smith, age 19
GA, is living with W. G. Smith, age 19, John M. Smith, age 2 GA &
Margaret Worsham, age 55 GA in Smith Co, MS.
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