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James E Worsham b 1831 Pittsylvania, VA. He m
Elizabeth A Cobb "Eliza" 1 Jan 1855 in Robertson Co, TN, d/o Jacob Wilse Cobb
(1808-1880) & Henrietta Payne (1809-1870). Eliza b 25 Dec 1841 Robertson, TN & d
19 Apr 1925 Robertson, TN. (Joe McDonald, Gallatin, TN, 2008) He may not have m Louisa Cobbs.
Joseph Robert Worsham m. Maude Elizabeth Bell b abt
1882 of Robertson, TN.
Carrie V Worsham b 14 Apr 1910 Robertson, TN m. Bethel
Mayhugh 20 Mar 1927 Robertson, TN.
Joseph E Mayhugh "Andrew" b 11 Dec 1928 Webster, KY & d
Jan 1972 of Nashville, TN. When Carrie died, her child was living with William
Arthur & Grace Worsham. (see page 113)
James Dawson Worsham "Doss" b Mar 1858 Robertson,
TN. Doss m Susan Benton "Susie" 28 Aug 1876
Robertson, TN. According to the death certificate of Wallace Dawson Worsham,
Doss m. 2nd) Alice bef 1882 of Robertson, TN.
Children of Susan and Doss:
Leonard Worsham b 18 Oct 1880 Robertson Co, TN & d 11 Sep
1919 Harrisburg, Saline, IL. Leonard m Lillie Mildred Doss
"Lilly" abt 1901. Lillie b 16 Nov 1882 Clay City, Webster, KY & d 21 Jul
1937 Harrisburg, Saline, IL. Leonard was issued his Soc Sec Number 25 Nov 1936 in
Pontiac, MI when Leonard was living at 225 1/2 East Pike St in Pontiac. He was working
for Fisher Body Pontiac Division General Motors Corp and was 18 years old when he
applied for his SSN. Leonard Enlisted in the Army 15 May 1941 and was released 20
Dec 1945. Leonard's obit: [Harrisburg Daily Register, Harrisburg, Illinois, 14 Sep 1919
- Submitted by Brenda Duckworth]
services are scheduled for Herman Ladd and Leonard
Washam who were killed at the Saline Gas and Coal
Company mine Thursday.
Leonard's death record: (FHL Film Number:
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1879
Birth Place: Tennessee
Death Date: 11 Sep 1919
Death Place: Harrisburg,
Burial Date: 14 Sep 1919
Burial Place: Illinois
Name: SUNSET HILL
Death Age: 39
Occupation: Coal Miner
Marital Status: M
Father Name: Doss Worsham
Father Birth Place:
Mother Name: M. Benton
Mother Birth Place:
Lillie m 2nd) Robert
VanPalmer. (Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) 30 Apr 1921 mrg
lic: Robert VanPalmer of Waupaca and Lillie Worsham of Clay, KY)
Vickie Dale Beard Thompson, 2002, wrote:
According to Uncle Bill
Teague, Aunt Lillie was in a honky tonk and was shot and lost her arm. Uncle Bill
could not remember which arm it was.
Marguerite Worsham "Margarete" b abt 1904 of Webster, KY.
Freida Worsham b abt 1907 Saline, IL.
Leonard Dale Worsham b 10 Jun 1918 Harrisburg, Saline, IL
& d 3 Jan 1991 in Brevard, FL.
184.108.40.206B.5.2.8B.1A.2. Nanny L Worsham b Jun 1882 Robertson Co, TN.
Arthur Bell Worsham b 5 Jul 1885 Robertson Co,
TN. Arthur m 1st) Nell B Malone b 8
Sep 1891 Trigg, KY & d 26 Dec 1915 Cadiz, Trigg Co, KY @ age 24 of
miscarriage. Informant on her death cert was Arthur Worsham of Cadiz,
KY. Arthur m 2nd) Elizabeth K b 29 May
1891. Arthur d 13 Feb 1953 Hopkinsville, Christian Co, KY. Kentucky
Death Records have his father as D W Warsham & mother as Susie Benton. He was
a barber, died of influenza, bur Riverside, Hopkinsville, KY & informant was
his wife, Elizabeth Warsham. Elizabeth d Apr 1981 Hopkinsville,
Christian, KY. (SSDI)
Child of Nell:
Infant Worsham. Kentucky Death Records:
Stillborn d 11 Dec 1915 Cadize, Trigg, age: 0, female b 11 Dec 1915 Trigg,
KY, father: Arthur Worsham b TN; mother: Nell Malone b Trigg, KY,
informant: Arthur Worsham of Cadez, KY, undertaker Arthur B Worsham.
Children of Alice and Doss:
Wallace Dawson Worsham b 1 May 1892 Springfield,
Robertson Co, TN &
d 29 Sep 1984 Nashville,
Davidson, TN. According to his
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917, Wallace was single & "can't talk."
According to his death certificate furnished by Joe
McDonald, 2008 (at right): Wallace Worsham's parents were Doss and
Alice Worsham, the informant was Mrs A V Bell of Springfield, TN, he never
married, died of pneumonia & was buried 29 Sep 1984 in Elmwood Cem,
Springfield, TN. Joe
McDonald, 2008, also sent the photo (left) of Wallace Dawson Worsham,
published in the Tennessean 14 Dec 1979.
Isadora Worsham "Dora" b 10 Mar 1860 Robertson Co., TN.
On 1 Nov 1883, Isadora m Edwin Menees Bell "Ned", son of William L Bell and
Elizabeth Grimes of Springfield, TN. Edwin b Feb 1853 & d Jan 1906
Robertson, TN. Dora d 29 Jun 1949. (Joe McDonald, Gallatin, TN, 2008)
Photos of William L Bell
& Elizabeth Grimes Bell courtesy Joe
McDonald, Gallatin, TN, 2008.
Left and right are Isadora Worsham Bell's family. On the right is
Edwin and Isadora Worsham Bell with Elena, Cora, Cyrus, Birtie, Bessie, Vernon & Luther
Bell. (Joe McDonald, Gallatin, TN, 2008)
Left are Isadora Worsham Bell & her children. On the right is
Isadora Worsham Bell with her siblings.
McDonald, Gallatin, TN, 2008)
Joe McDonald, 2008, furnished Dora's
Springfield, Tenn. - Dora Worsham Bell, 89, died yesterday at her home near here
after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 p. m.
today, with the Rev Jim Crawford and the Rev W C Link officiating. Burial will
be in Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. Bell was a lifelong resident of Robertson county.
She was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by four daughters,
Miss Cora Bell, Miss Bessie Bell, Mrs. Lena Crow and Mrs. Ward Perry of
Robertson county; three brothers, Sam Worsham, Nashville, and Bob and Ras
Worsham of Springfield; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Children: (Joe McDonald, Gallatin,
Cora Bell b 8 Jul 1885 Robertson, TN, d 29 Jul
1973, never married.
Elena Bell "Lena" b 26 Nov 1886 Robertson, TN,
d 20 Mar 1965 m 10 Aug 1908 to Cecil Herbert Crow
b 27 Dec 1884, d 12 Jul 1968 and is buried at Elmwood Cem. He was the son of
John W and Addie Traughber Crow.
Bertie Lee Bell b. 3 Jan 1890 Robertson, TN, d Jan 1961, m Ward Perry, the son of Eli Perry and
Nancy Ann Walker Perry, also the brother of Mrs. Susan Perry Worsham (W. M.)
Bessie Bell b 23 Nov 1891 Robertson, TN, d 7 Aug
1979, never married.
Cyrus Worsham Bell "Dutch" b 27 Jul 1894 near Greenbrier,
Luther Menees Bell b 9 Jan 1897 Robertson, TN, d
17 May 1982?, m 1st) Margaret Desma Gibbs b 28 Sep 1900 Elkton , KY, d 10
Nov 1989 and buried at Forest Hill Cem, Ashland City, TN. She was the d/o Cave
and Jessie Dickens Gibbs. Luther divorced twice and m 3rd) Blonnie Briggs,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Birdie G. Briggs of Sumner Co.
Alonzo Vernon Bell b 11 Aug 1901
Robertson, TN, d 4 Oct 1985, m 2 Aug 1925 to Lillian
Lee Fuqua b. 8 Oct 1908, d 9 Feb 2002. She was the d/o Charles Wilson
Fuqua b 15 Jun 1882, d 6 May 1951 and Lonie Minnis Morgan b 8 Mar 1880, d
29 Mar 1961, m 2 Nov 1901. Lillian and Alonzo were married at the home of her
parents, the Rev William McMurry as officiant. Witnesses were her parents and
Mr and Mrs Richard Ellis, her brother-in-law. (Per her family bible.)
Mrs. A. V. Bell was the informant for the death cert of Wallace Worsham 29 Sep
Emma R. Worsham b Aug 1862 Robertson Co., TN & m
Martin L. Morris 3 Dec 1888 Robertson, TN. (IGI) Martin
b Mar 1863 TN.
John T. Worsham b abt 1865 Robertson, TN. John m. Mary Etta Horn.
Children: (Nelson Teague Family Tree,
posted on Ancestry.com, 2008)
220.127.116.11B.5.2.8B.4.1 James Burton Worsham b 12 Jan 1901 Robertson Co, TN.
According to Nelson Teague Family Tree, posted on Ancestry.com, 2008, James
Burton Worsham was a son of John T. Worsham & Mary Etta Horn, m 1st)
Irma Lavenia Ligon b 9 Jan 1909 Nashville,
Davidson, TN & d 5 May 1935 Nashville, Davidson, TN.
James m 2nd)
Olive Roper. According to June Hirsch, 2000:
"her grandfather was James Worsham and my grandmother,
Olive Roper, were married in KS around 1920, and they had one son, my father, Thomas J. Worsham. They were divorced in 1924, and my grandmother remarried and changed my dads name to King. Apparently, James Worsham ended up in Oakland, CA and remarried, having two daughters."
California death records provide
James Burton Worsham's death as 25 Sep 1952 Alameda Co, CA and his mother's name
His third wife was
Anna Belle b 27 Oct 1901 (or 1900) KS and d 27 Jun 1987 in Alameda Co, CA.
Joe McDonald, 2008, furnished his 27
Sep 1952 obit:
James Worsham Rites
Held in California
James Burton Worsham, former Nashvillian, died Thursday in
California following a brief illness, C it was learned today. Funeral services
were conducted this afternoon at Sorensen Bros. Chapel, Hayward, Calif. Burial
was in Lone Tree Cemetery there. Mr. Worsham had left Nashville a number of
years ago to live in California. While here he was a member of the Masonic
Order. He was a member of the Oakland, Calif.. International Machinists Local
No. 1518. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Geraldine Worsham; a daughter,
Miss Loretta Ellen Worsham; and a sister, Mrs. Loretta Whitaker of Beaumont,
Child of James & Olive:
Thomas J Worsham b abt 1921 of KS.
Child of James & Irma:
Ann Elizabeth Worsham b 25 Mar 1935 Nashville, Davidson, TN. (Donna Warner
Lehman, 2004) Ann d 5 Jun 1952 Alameda, CA.
Loretta Mae Worsham b 22 Dec 1905 Robertson, TN. The family link was found from the 1920 Davidson Co, TN census, where Loretta Worsham, age 14 TN, lived with Wm. L. Horn, relationship niece.
Loretta m 1st) James Walter Nelson b 24 Jul 1906 TN. Loretta m
2nd) Newman Stewart Whitaker b 15 Feb 1906 of Houston,
Harris, TX & he d 23 Feb 1979 Beaumont, Jefferson, TX. Loretta d 20 Sep 1988 Beaumont,
Richard L. Worsham b Dec 1871 Robertson, TN & m Pearl S.
Alonzo Worsham 19 Sep 1875 & d 11 Jul 1897 Robertson, TN.
18.104.22.168B.5.2.8B.9. Joseph Robert Worsham
"Bob" b 14 May 1878 Robertson Co, TN m
Maude Bell, d/o James Bell. Joe
McDonald found her obituary among some clippings that belonged to Lillian (Vernon)
Springfield, Tenn. - Mrs.
Maude Belle Worsham, age 71 years, died at home of daughter, Mrs. Vernon Cooper on Blair
St., Thursday Feb. 5, 1953. Survived by husband Bob Worsham of Nashville; four
daughters, Mrs. Vernon Cooper, Mrs. Hubert Evans, Mrs. Ray Watson and Mrs. Riley Wooten,
all of Springfield: one son, Jim Worsham of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren and ten
great-grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Susie Belle, Mrs. Gracie Worsham of Nashville,
Mrs. Mamie Bell of Springfield. Remains are at Associated Funeral Home, where
services will be held Friday at 3:30 pm, conducted by Rev. R S Qualls and Rev Raymond
Mayo. Burial in Elmwood cemetery.
The 30 Jun 1932 obit. of Maude's father, James Bell, was also furnished by
Joe McDonald, 2008.
85, RITES AT SPRINGFIELD TODAY
SPRINGFIELD. Tenn., June 28.
(Sp1.). Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon for James Bell, 85, who died
last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Worsham, on Porter Road in Nashville.
The services will be held at the Springfield cemetery by Dr. D. E. Winkle, pastor of the
Tulip Street Methodist Church of Nashville, whose family has lived near the Bell family
for more than 100 years. Mr. Bell who was born and reared in the Wartrace section of
Robertson county, between Greenbrier and Springfield, was a member of a pioneer
Robertson county family. He lived on the estate settled by his grandfather in 1797. Mr.
Bell was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. He was widely known throughout this
section. Those surviving are a brother, Joe Bell and a son, W. F. Bell of Savannah; four
daughters, Mrs. W. A. Worsham and Miss Susie Bell of Nashville, and Mrs. Bob Worsham and
Mrs. Forest Bell of Springfield. There are thirteen grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren, also surviving.
The Mrs. W. A. Worsham in the James Bell obit,
is Grace Bell, the wife of William Arthur Worsham on page 113.
Vera L. Worsham b abt 1900 Robertson Co, TN
James T. Worsham b 2 Nov 1901 of Robertson, TN & m
W. b 1 May 1910 & d 11 Mar 1996 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. James d Sep 1967
Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. The obit of their dau, Bertha L. Worsham, Chattanooga.com, 25 Jul 2006:
Bertha L. Worsham Flippin,
56, of Chattanooga, died on Mon, Jul 24, 2006. She was a member of Greater Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church and a 1968 graduate of Riverside High School. She was
preceded in death by her son, Rashad Flippin, and parents, James T. Worsham and Pennie
Worsham Knox. She is survived by her husband, Charles Flippin Sr.; daughter, LaShanda
Cummings; sisters, Julia Worsham and Florine Pittman and Louise Fisher, of Atlanta;
brothers, James Worsham, of Cincinnati, Oh., and Willie Worsham, of Thailand;
grandchildren, DeShunn Cummings and LaTosha Smith; nieces and nephews, cousins,
stepchildren, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at noon
Saturday, at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald
Poindexter officiating. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens. Her body will
lie in state after 1 p.m. Friday at the Trammel Chapel, Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
Elsie L Worsham b abt 1907 Robertson, TN. Elsie m 1st) Mr
Sarah F Worsham b abt 1909 Robertson, TN.
Carrie V Worsham b abt 1910 Robertson, TN.
Grace C Worsham "Gracie" b 16 Aug 1913 Robertson, TN.
Gracie m Ray Watson & she d Dec 1986 Springfield,
Robertson, TN. Ray Watson b 23 Jul 1901 & d Dec 1972 Springfield, Robertson, TN.
Mary O Worsham b abt 1916 Robertson, TN.
Erasmus M. Worsham "Ras" m
Susan Perry b abt 1887 TN.
Mildred Worsham b 13 Mar 1912 Robertson, TN & d 4
Apr 1998 Cross Plains, Robertson, TN. Mildred m Paul G Swann b 17 Dec 1912 Robertson, TN & d 10 Dec 2006 Robertson, TN.
The 13 Dec 1906 Robertson County Times:
Paul G Swann, 94, of Cross
Plains, died Dec 10, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday
(today) at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, with
Bro. Bill Owen and Dr. Donald Olsen officiating. Internment will follow in Mt. Carmel
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lynn Keith, Ross Swann, Thomas Jones, Charles Bumpus,
Joe Swann and Bill Chatman. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Mr. Swann
was born Dec. 17, 1912 in Robertson County to the late Caner and Joella Durrett Swann.
He worked as a farmer and was employed as a school bus driver for 30 years. He was a
member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; wives,
Bonnie Cook Swann and Mildred Worsham Swann; brother, Joe Caner Swann; and sisters,
Emma Swann Thompson and Ruth Swann Simmons. He is survived by sons, Jackie Cook
(Billie Gwynn) Swann of Clarksville and Ray Dean (Jane) Stewart of Ooltewah; sister,
Helen Keith Swann of Cross Plains; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions to be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Homer P. Worsham b 8 Oct 1916 Robertson, TN, d Oct 1985
Springfield, Robertson, TN Robertson, TN. Homer m
Frances Ellen Owen.
Willie M. Worsham b abt 1890 of Robertson, TN & m. Mr. Haley.
John Daniel Worsham. Barbara Cannon, 2000, provided his middle name as
Daniel. He was in the 1840 Robertson Co, TN census as a male < age 5 in the home of
Joseph Worsham. He is John Washum age 12 b VA in the 1850 District 12, Robertson, TN
census living with his sister Elizabeth A Jones and next to his parents, Joseph and
Elizabeth Washum. He was John D Worsham, child of Joseph, in the 1854 Robertson Co, TN DB
Henry Worsham & his wife, Abbie Elizabeth
England, owned and operated the Worsham
Hotel in Greenbrier, Robertson Co, TN. Picture of the
Worsham Hotel courtesy of Bill Ralph, 2004.
William Worsham. His name was really William Melvin, but
he preferred Melvin William & went by either Melvin or MW. He m Lona Leslie Jones.
He is listed as Melvin W. Worsham age 36 in the 1930 Greenbrier, Robertson, TN
census, m age 21. Lona is age 34 m age 19 with, dau Alma age 14. Melvin &
Lona were known to the grandkids as Pop and Mamaw. Lona d. Indianapolis,
Marion, IN but bur in Robertson Co, TN (Bill Ralph. 2004) Picture
of Pop and Mamaw received from Bill Ralph, 2004.
Alma Ruth Worsham b 5 Mar 1916 Robertson Co., TN, d 21 Jan 2003 Greenbrier,
Robertson, TN. (SSDI) m Austiene Odell
Warren 31 Mar 1934 Franklin Co., KY who was b. 13 Jun 1914 Robertson
Co, TN s/o William Warren & Mamie Sutton. He d 29 Mar 2002 Greenbrier,
Robertson, TN. (SSDI)
Rhea Worsham b 1 Jan 1931 Greenbrier, Robertson, TN d 1974. She
Horace Green Ralph Jr abt 1928 in Sumner, TN & d 1967 in Indianapolis, IN.
Children William Clayton Ralph m Lynne Eileen
Alford & Patricia Gayle Ralph m Dodd.
Photo of Horace Ralph,
Marian Worsham Ralph, Bill & Patricia Ralph.
William Arthur Worsham "Auther" b 18 Sep 1886 Robertson, TN. He m Grace
Bell "Gracie" d 1 Jan 1985 Nashville, Davidson, TN.
William Russell Worsham b 14 Dec 1927 Webster, KY & d 22
Jun 1949 Robertson, TN. His obituary is from Joe McDonald, 2008:
Freshman's Rites Set Tomorrow. Funeral services for William Russell Worsham,
21-year-old Peabody college freshman who died yesterday at Veterans hospital, will be
held at Cosmopolitan Funeral home tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. Woodward Adams of
Waycross, Ga., will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery, Springfield.
Worsham died of a cerebral
hemorrhage which he suffered five weeks ago. He has been hospitalized since that time.
A native of Nashville, he
was a son of Mrs. William A. Worsham of 710 Porter road and the late Mr. Worsham and
graduated from East Nashville High School in 1946.
He entered the army in
September 1946, and served in the occupation forces in Japan for a year. He was
discharged in February, 1948, and returned to Nashville to enter Peabody college.
Worsham sang tenor in the
Southern Stylists quartet, and the Hillsboro Presbyterian church quartet and was a
member of the Hobson Methodist church choir. He was a member of Phi Chi Alpha
fraternity at Peabody.
York Worsham b 31 May 1895 Robertson Co, TN. He m Ora Bell
Rice. Thomas York won the Navy
Cross is WWI, when he served aboard the USS Shaw. Doug Worsham, a great
grandson has the transcripts from the ship and a letter from the Sec of the
Navy, but does not have the medal. It has been lost over the years. (Doug
Mary Katherine Worsham
Thomas Harold Worsham b 24 May 1922 Robertson, TN & d 24
Jun 1974 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. He m 1st) Addie Geneva
Walden 20 Nov 1943 Robertson, TN. Addie Geneva Walden b 28 Mar 1924 Robertson, TN
& d 30 Oct 1994 Springfield, Robertson, TN. Thomas m 2nd)
Bobbie Ann Cook.
Children: (Barbara Cannon, 2000)
Thomas Harold Worsham Jr m
James Martin Worsham m Rita Carolyn
Jerry Ray Worsham m Barbara Ann
Jackie L Worsham
Howard Lee Worsham
Janie Mae Worsham
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.1. John Abbott Worsham
b 30 Jul 1868.
He m abt 1906 to Frances Anne Hilton "Jessie" b 17 Apr 1888
Los Alamos, Santa Barbara, CA & d 20 Sep 1912 Los Alamos, Santa Barbara, CA. She was the
d/o Joel Cowles Hilton & Catherine Mary Dale "Kate".
John A Worsham is in the 1930 Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co, CA census, age 61, a
widow and worked as a carpenter. This photo is a 6x4 cabinet card photo of John A Worsham. His name and the words University Park, Oregon are stamped on the back of the photo. Photo courtesy Larry Washam, 2003.
Dale Wright Worsham b 23 Feb 1908 Los Gatos, Santa Clara,
CA & d 26 Feb 1970 Oakland, Alameda, CA. Dale m 1st) Lavinia
May Hildebrand b 1 Mar 1919 Denver, Denver, CO & d 15 Mar 1950 Alameda, CA.
Children: Dale Wright Worsham, Yvonne Frances Worsham & Agnes Lucille Worsham.
Dale Sr. m 2nd) Mildred
Abbott Worsham b 6 Aug 1910 Santa Cruz, CA.
Robert Pearl Worsham. More information about children:
Fordyce Ver Worsham b 17 Aug 1899 of Baker, OR, m Alta & he d 29 Jan 1977 Portland, Multnomah Co, OR. (Social Security Death Index & OR death records).
Robert Paul Worsham b 24 Dec 1900 of Baker Co, OR & d. 10
Jun 1990 Washington Co, OR. He m
Marian Francis b 10 Nov 1909 & d 7 Jun 1997 Lake Oswego, Clackamas, OR.
Ruth Worsham b. abt 1906 of Union Co, OR m Mr.
Children of Gladys (J. C. Worsham, 2000)
Gladys Wilma Worsham b 8 Aug 1907, d 1 Dec 1994, Santa
Barbara Co, CA (CA Death Records). She m
William French. No children.
Roberta Pearl Worsham b 18 Feb 1909, CA, d 24 Nov 1991,
Santa Barbara Co, CA (CA Death Records). She m
Albert Malcolm Saunders. Children: Doris Aleathe Saunders, Wanda Carol Saunders.
Glenn McMurtrey Worsham b 26 Jul 1910 Santa Barbara Co, CA, d 21 Jul 1999 Santa Barbara Co, CA. (CA Death Records)
Ethel Marilyn Ball b 26 May 1910 San Luis Obispo, CA, d 3 Aug 1990 Santa Barbara Co, CA.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.5B.3.1. Lynn McMurtrey Worsham b 10 Aug 1935 Santa Barbara Co, CA & m Eugenia M Vignalou 21 Sep 1956. Lynn held a US patent for
"Controllable stunt kite having a pair of symmetrical bridles."
Lynn died in 2012. (Joanne Worsham
Children: Mark W Worsham & Joanne
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.5B.3.2. Carlene Joy Worsham b 30 Sep 1941 Kern Co, CA & m Gene Crawford.
Ivan Whittier Worsham b 20 Oct 1912 Santa Barbara Co, CA & d 3 Nov
Barbara Co, CA. (CA birth & death records) He m
Katherine Ines Stokes. Child: William Ivan Worsham.
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.5B.5 Gilbert Irwin Dwight Worsham
"Dwight" b 29 Jan 1920 Santa Barbara
Co, CA. (CA birth record)
Dwight Worsham attended University of California at Berkeley in 1941.
Photo from The 1941 Blue and Gold Yearbook. Dwight m
Beret Ruth Armer 30 Sep 1951 Yolo, CA. Beret b 25 May 1931 in
Alameda, CA & d 19 Nov 1969 Berkeley, Alameda, CA.
Dwight d 28 Apr 2010 San Jose,
Santa Clara, CA.
Ronald Bruce Worsham b 26 May 1953 San Joaquin, CA
Keith Alan Worsham b 7 Apr 1955 San Joaquin, CA & d 29 Oct
1999 Yolo, CA.
Gary Stuart Worsham
Carter in 1997 in Los Gatos, CA. Children, twin boys,
Martin Ryland Worsham and Reed Mitchell Worsham b in San Jose, CA. (Gary Worsham, 2011)
Dwain Worsham 7 Apr 1922 Santa Barbara, CA (CA birth records, male child)
Harlan Daniel Worsham b 29 May 1932 Santa Barbara Co, CA. (CA
birth record) He m 1st
Patricia McKenzie. After her death he m Rebecca Davis. Children of Dan Worsham and Patricia McKenzie: Robert Wade Worsham, Sandra A Worsham, Vicky D Worsham, Brett A Worsham. Children of Dan Worsham and Becky Davis: Roberta Gaillyn Worsham, Lincoln John Danielha Worsham, Adam Spencer Chase Worsham, Samuel Ivan Dwight
Virginia Victoria Worsham m Fred Kraack.
Robert and Melanie Ensley, 2000, write
"Virginia Worsham Kraack died at the age of 89 in a nursing home in Portland. She was a retired nurse, born in Stone Hill, MO and came to Oregon early in her life. She was educated in Union Co, attended Oregon Normal Institute, and was graduated from Willamette University in 1901. She taught school in Union and Baker counties several years, and worked as a nurse after her graduation from school of nursing in 1911. In 1918 she enlisted in the US Army nursing corps, and served in France and England until her discharge in 1920. She worked in Veterans hospitals in San Fransisco, Denver and Portland until her retirement in 1933."
Sparta, Baker County, Oregon web
site has a photo of Victoria and her class: "While gold
searching was principle venture for men folk in Sparta, uppermost in the minds
of the Mother's was school larnin' for children. In 1891 a batten board one room
school was constructed. By 1898 teacher Victoria Worsham had 15 students under
her tutelage. (See photo #3 ) She is shown at left. In the picture Catharine Ott
provided, her Mother Virgie Shave is shown 5th from left. A small girl in
striped dress. Several Macy children are shown, their relatives continue
residing today in Baker City. Norma Macy Smith is of that heritage line.
Apparently in a formal photo of 1898, young boys considered a hat a necessity,
while bare feet were admissible."
William Patton Worsham m Mary Maud
McCarthy 4 Dec 1904 San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA.
This picture is
believed to be of
William Patton Worsham, his wife Mary Maud McCarthy with
their first four children, Thelma Teresa Worsham, Nina Opal Worsham, Myrtle Kathleen Worsham
& Earlda Virginia Worsham. The only markings are Worsham Family, LOUISE STUDIO in Santa Maria, California.
More information about children:
Thelma Teresa Worsham b 30 Jul 1905 Santa Barbara Co, CA m
Ray Courtney 1934.
Nina Opal Worsham b 3 Apr 1907 San Luis Obispo Co, CA & d 13 Sep 1907.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.9.3. Myrtle Kathleen
Worsham "Kate" b 28 Sep 1908 Santa Barbara Co, CA. Myrtle changed her name to Cleone. She d 1995 Bakerfield, Kern, CA. (Social Security Death Index as Cleone
She m 1st) Mr Sproul abt 1925 &
had child Shirley Jean Sproul b 27 Oct 1925 Los Angeles, CA who m Mr Adams.
In 1930 Long Beach census she was listed as Myrtle Sproul age 21, employed as a
laundress at a steam laundry, divorced, living with her daughter Shirley G. Sproul. She is
Sproul b 27 Oct
1925 Los Angeles, CA.
She m 2nd) Anthony Frank
Tokash "Anton." (Carole Adams Horne,
2003) He is in the 1930 Township 5, Kern, California census as Anthony F Tokash
age 31 b North Dakota, an oil field foreman with wife Margaret L age 27 b
ND. California death index has him as Anthony Frank Tokash b 11 Mar 1899
ND and died 14 Aug 1995 Bakersfield, Kern, CA. His mother's name was Zinnel. He
had a son from his mrg to Margaret. According to Carole Adams Horne, 2003, he
was named Mark Anton Tokash. Mark is in CA death records as Mark Anthony Tokash
b 4 Nov 1932, d 28 Oct 1993 Kern Co and his mother maiden name was listed as
Worsham. Anne Tonette Tokash b 4 Oct 1950 was an adopted daughter. (Carole Kelley, 2004)
She m 3rd) Mr Penney.
Earlda Virginia Worsham b 30 Jul 1910 Santa Barbara
Co, CA & m
Russell G. Conover abt 1928 of San Luis Obispo, CA.
Russell b 9 May 1904 IL & d 27 Sep 1972 Sacramento, CA. Children: Beverly Jean
Conover b 14 Jan 1929, Johanne Conover, Dolly Conover, Jimmy Conover (Carole Kelley, 1997)
William Kenneth Worsham b 14 Jan 1913 Santa Barbara Co, CA, d
16 Jun 1957 Ventura, CA & m 3 Jun 1950 Marietta, Cobb Co, GA to
Barbara Ruth Lancaster b 28 Nov 1929 Edna, GA & d 6 Aug 1986 Paulding,
GA. (Melanie Ensley, 2000)
Children: Connie Elaine Worsham, Melanie Ione
Worsham, Mary Grace Worsham & Barbara Ellen Goodman Worsham.
Margaret Elaine Worsham b 25 Jan 1915 Santa Barbara Co, CA &
m 18 Apr 1935 Carpinteria, Santa Barbara,
CA to Oscar Clayton Horne b 19 Mar 1910 Hazen, Prairie, AR.
Oscar d 3 Feb 1995 Paradise, Butte, CA & Margaret d 22 Mar 2000 Paradise, Butte, CA.
This picture of Clayton Horne and Margaret Worsham on their
wedding day April 18, 1934. Pictured with them Is Maude Worsham on the right who was
married to William Patton Worsham. (Carole Kelley, 2011)
Children: Carole Jean Horne Kelley, Barbara Diane Horne
McClellan & Jim Clayton Horne. (Carole Adams Kelley, 1997)
Beverly Bernadine Worsham b 27 Jan 1920 Santa Barbara Co,
CA & m
Elton Vernon Friar. Beverly B Friar and her children,
arrived 28 Jan 1953 aboard the ship, Sergeant Charles E Mower into San Francisco, CA from
a trip to Honolulu, Hawaii.
Children: Karren Lee Friar, Cindy
Marie Friar, Gayle Friar, Patton Friar. (Carole Kelley, 1997)
Gilbert Bruce Worsham. More information about children:
Jesse Pearl Worsham. According to Ohio Military Men 1917-18, he was Jesse Patent Worsham, address Box 46, Goodrich St, Akron, OH, born Salem, MO, 2 Jan 1887. He d Sep 1975 of
Akron, OH. He m Emma G b abt 1892 KS & d 7 Jul 1962 Akron, Summit, OH. Child:
Elaine Worsham b 8 Aug 1920 Akron, Summit, OH. She m Lester Robert Tansek
"Lazlo Tanscek" b 2 Sep 1919
Budapest, Hungary & d Oct 1983 Carmel, Hamilton, IN. Her obituary is in the 5 Nov 2003 Indianapolis Star:
Elaine Worsham Tansek was born Aug 8, 1920 at the beginning of the Jazz Age in
Akron, Ohio. She was an only child who grew up on a wooded hill in a home her
father built from a Sears Roebuck kit. She was very bright with an excellent
memory. She graduated from Kenmore High School in Akron, OH, at age 16 in 1937.
She went to Ohio State University and ledged to the Kappa Sigma Sorority. She
majored in chemistry and biology. It was here she met Lester
Robert Tansek. He was born Lazlo Tanscek in
Budapest, Hungary in 1919 and emigrated to the USA in 1923. They were married on
Mar 20, 1941. He volunteered for the Army and was in basic training for the next
few months. Margaret graduated and then joined Lester when he was transferred to
Montgomery, AL, where she learned to cook. When he was posted to the European
front, Margaret joined the American Red Cross and moved to Washington D.C. Upon
his return they returned to Ohio State University where she entered graduate
school in Physics, while he completed his engineering degree. Their first child,
Karin Marya was born in Columbus, OH Jan 13, 1948. They moved to North
Arlington, NJ in April 1948. Robert Michael was born Nov 8, 1950, followed by
David Bruce Dec 5, 1952. They outgrew their two family home, so they built a
home halfway up a mountain on Mac Donald's Farm in Wayne, NJ. Cynthia Elaine
arrived on Nov 20. 1958. Margaret Elaine was born on Halloween 1962. Margaret
gloried in her children. She awakened every morning with a whistle. Oh my, could
she whistle. Any tune. Any birdsong. The woods were her friends. She knew every
plant, tree and bird. She taught these things to her children. When they grew
up, they were scattered across the country, she made prodigious efforts to visit
them and keep them connected by telephone and newsletters. One day she watched a
game show, and applied to be a contestant. She won about $20,000 worth of
merchandise on Tic Tac Dough in 1959. They were transferred to Detroit, MI in
1965. Margaret returned to graduate school with her eldest daughter. She was
awarded a MS in Genetics, which she loved, from Wayne State Univ in1974. She was
always fascinated by twins. She was again teaching, this time in Pontiac High
School in MI. When they moved to Indianapolis, IN in 1974, she began working for
Stokely van Camp. Then Lester died of cancer in Oct 1983. Immediately after that
she got a job as a sickle cell disease counselor at Martin Center College, now
Martin University. She then went on to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics
there. She also studied and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social
Services in 1988. This is when she began teaching at the Martin University
College which was started that year at the Indiana State Women's Prison. She
retired in 1995 at age 75, and began working on her PhD in Urban Studies from
Ball State Univ. She moved to Des Moines, IA in Feb 2001 to be near her daughter
Cynthia. She continued to be very active in the Republican Party and was named
Volunteer of the Year in IA in Jul 2003. She always looked at the bright side
and rarely complained. She died of a heart attack on Oct 29, 2003 in Des Moines,
IA. Memorial Services were held at Illahee Hills Center in Urbandale, IA and at
Westkirk Presbyterian Church. Funeral Services will be on Fri, Nov. 7 at Orchard
Park Church, 1605 East 106th St. in Indianapolis, IN. She will be buried next to
her beloved husband in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens at 9700 Allisonville Rd.,
Indianapolis, IN. A luncheon will follow at the Orchard Park Church for all
family and friends. Survived by Karin, Robert, David, John, Cindy Tansek-Carroll,
Peggy Knock; 12 grandchildren."
Sarah Ann Worsham b 18 Oct 1823 of Pulaski, Virginia. Renumber paragraphs to insert
Ann as a d/o William Worsham & Elizabeth Ragsdale. She is assumed to be a daughter based
upon her and her brother, John Abbott Worsham, marriages in Montgomery Co, VA. Sarah
m Jerimiah Meredith 10 Feb 1844 Montgomery, VA.
Jerimiah b 1815 VA & d 1855 Pulaski, VA.
Belvidara Meredith b abt 1845 of Pulaski, VA.
Florence Jane Meredith b abt 1847of Pulaski, VA.
Snow Meredith b 16 Sep 1849 of Pulaski, VA. Salome m George
Washington Summers. Solome d 1939 Pulaski, VA.
Cephus Shelburn Meredith b abt 1850 of Pulaski, VA.
Mary Elizabeth Meredith b abt 1851 of Pulaski, VA.
Jeremiah C Meredith b abt 1855 of Pulaski, VA.
Willie Meredith b abt 1855 of Pulaski, VA.
Thomas R. Worsham b 19 Jan 1826 VA. Renumber paragraphs to insert
Thomas R. Worsham, s/o William Worsham & Elizabeth Ragsdale.
Complete family is on page 773. Thomas m Elizabeth Jane Hatcher
15 Mar 1849 Floyd Co, KY. He is s/o William Worsham & Elizabeth Ragsdale of page 114 who is 220.127.116.11B.5.3. Proof of relationship comes from Bill Maxfield who has an original letter from Thomas' wife in Prestonburg, Floyd Co, KY written to Maria Louisa Worsham Fortune, his sister. (See 18.104.22.168B.5.3.6. on page 122) The letter was written shortly after his death from disease at the end of the Civil War. The following is a letter to the Worsham’s living in Dent County,
"Prestonsburg No 18 1865, Floyd Cty, KY
Father and Mother
take this sad opportunity of writing a few lines to let you know my family is
all well exsept myself my health is very poor I must tell you our sad misfortune
of loosing your dear son and my most affectionate husband. he died the 27 day of
August last. he had been sick for three years had not been able to cut wood
enough to make one fire. his disease was consumption. he was ready and willing
to go. all he hated was leaving me and his dear little children. we had five
children one boy. there names Angie, Gus, Nell, and Lew Thomas, Caroline my
baby. We cald her Carry from when she was young because mr worsham was in the
armany. he served one year in the reble servis. he stayed in virginia the most
of the time. he caught so much colds he never was well any more. tell Joseph i
would be so glad if he would come and stay with us. i am so lonesome. we have
been living in prestonsburgh ever since Jo was here. i expect to move to country
tomorrow. it was mr worsham request for me to do so. he thoght it would be the
best for us. i would be glad if we were in missouri with you all. we have not
herd one word from any of you during the war. i would be so glad to here from
you. all my sister in law to write to me. tell Jo to write to me if he cant
come. i must bring my letter to a close. you must excuse my bad writing and
spelling for i feel so distress. cant think of any thing of importance to write
you but remain your afection daugter in law
Letter to the Worshams living in Missouri:
July 8 1866
father and Mother
are all well this sabbath morning. hoping these few lines may find you enjoying
the same like blessing. i am very lonesome this morning be cause it makes me
think of my dear husband so much. it was on a sabbath morning that he departed
this Life. it grieved me so much when i herd that Jo was kild for i loved him as
a brother. i feel some times like we never will see each other. i would be so
glad if you would come and see us. it looks to me as though we never can get to
see any of our worsham connection any more. We get letters from Johns family
every few weeks. the children often say thay wish thay could see granfather and
granmother worsham. we have a very good crop of corn a fine garden of all kinds
of vegetabls. we have laid by abot half of our corn since we moved to the
country. we have got a very nice start. of hogs two five cows and calves a very
good horse. we have not bought us a farm yet but we will as soon as we come
across one that suit us. mr worsham never intended to settle on sandy but now i
do not know whether it would be the best or not for me. mr worsham told me what
he wanted me to buy. how to do just as you would if one of your children was
going to leave home on a long journey for one week before he died. he was all
the time telling me how to do and how to manage to get along. our oldest child
is about grown. she is thinking of teaching school this fall. my youngest is
going on five years old. i must bring my letter to close. tell all the girls to
write to me for it dos me much good to hear from you all. you must excuse my bad
writing and spelling. so no more at present.
father write to me and do not fail.
alas how lonely E. J. Worsham"
Thomas R. Worsham was apparently a lawyer. In Kentucky: A History
of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 8-B, 1887 Floyd County:
"ROBERT S. FRIEND is a native of Prestonburg, Ky., was born March 1, 1840,
and is a son of John and Rachel (Brown) Friend was born in 1791, came to Madison
County, Ky., in 1820, and in 1821 removed to Prestonburg, where he kept the
Washington and Jackson Hotel, which was burned in 1848. He was one of the
magistrates under the old Constitution, became sheriff of the county, and was
jailer for twenty years. He was a soldier of the war of 1812, and received a
land warrant for 160 acres as bounty. His death occurred in 1876, but his wife,
who was born in 1800, died in 1862. Robert S. Friend was educated at Prestonburg
and at Mount Sterling Academy. In 1861 he volunteered in the Tenth Kentucky
Cavalry, Confederate army, served about four years, and on his return to
Prestonburg was licensed to practice law in 1866, having read under Thomas R.
Worsham. In 1870 he was elected county attorney, and held the office until 1874,
when he was elected police judge. He is now Commissioner of the United States
Circuit Court and chairman of the board of school directors. In 1865 he married
Miss Rhoda Parsons, of Virginia, who died June 1, 1874, leaving three children.
His second marriage was September 1, 1878, to Miss Araminta Auxier, of Johnson
County, daughter of Nathaniel Auxier (deceased), and to this union has been born
one child. Mr. Friend is a Democrat and a Prohibitionist, and as United States
Commissioner has an immense amount of work to perform, his jurisdiction
extending to the territory of the "moonshiners" in the adjacent
The following is from Friends of the Samuel May House by DMF
Software, Fred T. May and/or Friends of the Samuel May House, Inc. (http://mayhouse.org/friends_inc/Worsham-Memorial.html):
"Captain Thomas R.
Worsham Honored by Dr. Robert Perry. On
Saturday, December 9th, 2000, members of the Colonel Jack May Camp
#1897 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans gathered at the May Cemetery
overlooking the Samuel May House to honor Captain Thomas R. Worsham, Captain
of Company E, 5th Kentucky Volunteers, C.S.A. Worsham is buried in
the old section of the cemetery, next to Prestonsburg merchant James M. Lackey
and U. S. Congressman John Preston Martin. A brief ceremony was held at
Worsham's gravesite, where a new government tombstone has been erected.
Worsham served with the 5th Kentucky from October 24th,
1861 to November 14th, 1862, when he resigned from the service. His
company, Company E, was the first company of Confederate soldiers raised in
Floyd County, and he was one of the men who signed the letter sent from the
Confederate camp at Prestonsburg to President Jefferson Davis on October 2nd,
1861, announcing the formation of the regiment and requesting that it be
supplied with arms, ammunition, and other equipment.
military records file, which is kept on microfilm at the Johnson County Public
Library in Paintsville, shows that he was one of Colonel May's most trusted
officers. Jack May was commander of the regiment during the Spring, Summer,
and Fall of 1862. On November 11th, 1861, for example, following
the Battle of Ivy Mountain, Worsham's company was given the job of driving 377
hogs from Pikeville to Abingdon, Virginia. "I was detailed with my
company," reported Worsham, "to guard and drive said hogs so as to
escape capture from the enemy."
document in his file shows that during General Humphrey Marshall's Fall 1862
invasion of Eastern Kentucky, Worsham's company was given the mission of
establishing a recruiting post at a steam mill in Pike County. While they were
camped at that location, Worsham purchased 1621 pounds of beef from local
farmers, which he subsequently issued to the recruits who had gathered at the
mill. "The issues were made," said Worsham in his report,
"according to the regular allowance of rations per day."
file contains many interesting records, not the least of which are Special
Requisitions, which list clothing and other supplies which his company
received during its service in Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia. On
March 27th, 1862, for example, at Camp Moccasin, Virginia,
Worsham's men were issued 70 pairs of socks, 24 pairs of shoes, 29 dress
coats, 34 shirts, 16 pairs of drawers, 33 pairs of pants, and 38 caps by W. W.
Cox, Assistant Quartermaster of the regiment. Free of grammar errors and
written in a fine, flowing hand, Worsham's reports provide ample evidence that
he was a well-educated man.
some unknown reason-perhaps poor health-Worsham resigned from the service
following the Confederate defeat at Perryville. Very little is known about his
personal life, but the 1850 Floyd County Census shows Thomas R. Worsham, age
24, schoolteacher, born in Virginia, living in the household of John W.
Powell, who owned a farm near Mare Creek. Listed along with Worsham is his
wife Elizabeth Jane Worsham, age 17, born in Kentucky. The dates on his
original tombstone show that he was 37 years old-still relatively young-when
he died on August 27th, 1865.
friend Delmas Saunders has discovered that Worsham owned a farm on Abbott
Creek. In his unpublished History of Abbott Creek Saunders lists the family
farms that bordered the creek during the 19th Century, beginning
with the Herefords, Greenwades, Spurlocks, Osbornes, Millers, and Shorts.
"Farther up the creek was the Tom Worsham Farm. Thomas R. Worsham, a
native of Virginia and a Floyd County school teacher, married Elizabeth Jane
Hatcher, a native of Pike County. They lived in a large, two-story log house,
at that time the creek's most pretentious building. During the War Between the
States Worsham served as Captain of the Floyd County company of Jack May's 5th
Worsham died young. His widow married Will T. Elliott, who modernized the farm
. . . the Elliott Farm was a Floyd County landmark . . . Thomas R. and
Elizabeth Jane Worsham's great-grandson Billy Richmond Pruitt and his wife
Thelma have repaired and restored the old house. Today the furnishings are in
place just as they were when his parents expired. Yes, the old logs and the
poplar weatherboarding are still in place, underneath the vinyl siding
installed to protect them for years to come."
Worsham Elliott died on July 20th, 1927. Her obituary, which Billy
Pruitt was kind enough to give me, reads as follows: "Elizabeth Jane
Hatcher Worsham Elliott, eldest daughter of John Greer Hatcher and Thursa
Stratton Hatcher, was born January 25th, 1833 on the old Powell
farm near Mare Creek of this county. Mrs. Elliott was a member of one of the
most prominent and highly respected families in the Big Sandy Valley, where
she was familiarly known as "Aunt Jane." She was one of the most
lovable, charitable women who have every lived in this county, and has
probably fed more people at her table without charge than any woman of her
generation. No stranger ever went away hungry from her door. She was first
married when but sixteen years old to Thomas R. Worsham, a brilliant man from
the State of North Carolina. He served in the Confederate Army and only lived
a short time after the close of the Civil War. To this union were born five
children, Angie, Gustavus, Mell, Lou and Tommie, only two of her children
surviving her, Gustavus Worsham of Helen, West Virginia, and Mrs. Lou Johnson
of Cliff, Kentucky."
Elliott also leaves fifteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. On
February 10th, 1871, she was married to Mr. T. W. Elliott, who is
left to mourn her loss. She was a faithful, devoted wife and mother, and her
home was in deed and truth a virtual orphans' home, for she raised her own
five children by her first husband, then two of her second husband's
daughters, two of her own daughter's sons, Harry Hatcher of Ashland, Ky., and
Walter Hatcher of Pikeville, [and] also the orphaned children of her daughter,
Mrs. Lou Johnson . . The deceased was a sister of the late Mrs. Joseph M.
Davidson of Prestonsburg [and] Mrs. Roland T. Burns of Louisa."
22.214.171.124B.5.3.3. sis now 126.96.36.199B.5.3.6. Elizabeth Worsham b abt 1834. She m James Morgan 26 Mar 1863 Iron Co, MO.
Jefferson Davis Norris had previously been m to Alice
Fortune a first cousin of Annie Morgan. See188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206. page 122 of
the Addenda (Ray Cumming, 2004) She is listed in the 1920 Drummond, Granite, MT
census, p 6 B age 86 widow b VA in the household of her daughter Annie & her
husband, Jeff Norris. Jeff is age 58 b TX & Annie is age 49 b MO with
children: Grace age 25 b MO; Howard age 21 b MT; Forrest age 18 b MT. Jefferson
D Norris is age 68 in the 1930 Drummond, Granite, MT census, p 3A m age 24
& Annie is age 59 m age 22. Nearby is their son, Howard age 30 m age 25
with his wife, Gladys U age 28 m age 23 b MT & children: Myrtle E. age 4 b
MT & Beverly age 1 b MT. From Vol. III of Dent County History - Stone Hill
Cemetery burial records. James W. Morgan b 4 Jun 6/4/1832 (married Elizabeth
Worsham d. MT. d/o William & Elizabeth Worsham) d1/4/1893 bur Stone Hill
Cemetery, Dent County, MO. Children: Fannie Morgan (Mrs. John C. Cape), Jennie
Morgan (Mrs. Robert Maledy), Annie Morgan (m Jeff D. Norris, 1893 Dent Co. by
Rev. John Worsham, moved to Drummond, MT), John T Morgan m Arabell Bartlett,
1896. It is probable that the mrg to J. D. Norris is wrong information because
Jefferson Davis Norris had previously been m to Alice Fortune a first cousin.
Alice Fortune d/o Maria Louisa Worsham & Edward Wesley Fortune.
220.127.116.11B.5.3.4. should be 18.104.22.168B.5.3.5.
Joseph C Worsham
22.214.171.124B.5.3.5. should be 126.96.36.199B.5.3.6.
Margaret Adelia Worsham
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206. William Sturdivant b abt 1858
Dent Co, MO is William Worsham Sturdivant m Ida Jane Young abt 1882 Dent Co., MO. She was b May 1868 MO. When
their first child, Vivian was born, he was age 25 & Ida was age 16. She was listed in
the 1900 Greene Co, MO, Springfield Ward census as May Sturdivant age 32 wd 4 children 4
living b MO with daughters: Blanche V; Maude A, & Ruth B. Her son Oscar was listed
in the 1900 Salem, Dent, MO census living with grandparents James & Ruth S Pemberton
Vivian Blanche Sturdivant
b 30 Dec 1883 Dent Co, MO (Missouri Birth & Death Records & 16-1900)
Maude A Sturdivant b Apr
1887 Dent Co, MO (13-1900)
Oscar Sturdivant b Feb 1889
Dent Co, MO (11-1900)
Ruth B Sturdivant b Dec
1891 Dent Co, MO (8-1900)
220.127.116.11B.5.3.6. should be 18.104.22.168B.5.3.7.
Maria Louisa Worsham d/o William & Elizabeth Ragsdale
Worsham. She m
Edward Wesley Fortune 31 Mar 1858 Pulaski Co., VA. There is additional information about the family which was received from Bill
The William Worsham & the Edward Fortune family moved to Dent Co., MO in about 1858. Brother, Thomas fought for the South in the Civil War and her husband fought for the North. Edward kept a diary while he was an infantryman with Sherman's army from Vicksburg through the end of the war. He contracted chronic dysentery while serving in the war which plagued him until his death. After the war, Edward was a farmer and a justice of the peace. He lived to be 74 years of age and with Maria had 12 children. A family picture of Maria Louisa with her husband & several of their children plus two Norris nieces is included on page 214 of Vol. 1 of "Ozark Heritage" a 1978 compilation of family histories from Dent
Co, MO. Maria Louisa is bur in the Copeland Cemetery in Dent Co., MO.
Mary Emily Fortune b 1860 & d 1883.
Alice Fortune b 11 May 1862 & m Jefferson
Davis Norris abt 1884 Dent Co., MO. They had two girls Bertha Norris
& Jessie Norris. Bill Maxfield met one of Alice's daughters "Aunt
Jessie" Norris in the 1950's at a family reunion in MO. She was living in
Washington State at that time as she did most of her life. Jessie Norris m
Jens Madesen but had no children. (Ray Cumming, 2004) Alice d 7 May 1891 &
her husband m Annie Morgan abt 1893 d/o James Morgan & Elizabeth Worsham.
See Page 120 in the Addendum 22.214.171.124B.5.3.3. Elizabeth Fortune for additional
Florence Jane Fortune "Jennie" b 1866
& d 1897. She m Elder Morris Adams & had Homer Adams & Zoe Adams
who m Ellis McIntosh.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52 Charles R Fortune b 1869 & d
1937. Bill Maxfield believes Charles Fortune, Alice's unmarried oldest
brother, moved with the Norrises and Elizabeth Worsham Morgan to Drummond,
Montana in 1890's. He is buried there.
Florence Jane Fortune "Jennie" b 1866 & d 1897. She
m Elder Morris Adams & had Homer Adams & Zoe Adams who m Ellis McIntosh.
Charles R. Fortune b 1869 & d 1937. Bill
Maxfield believes Charles Fortune, Alice's unmarried oldest brother, moved
with the Norrises and Elizabeth Worsham Morgan to Drummond, Montana in 1890's.
He is in the 1920 Drummond, Granite, MT census p 4A age 50 hired man in the
household of William Lyon. He is age 60 in the 1930 Drummond, Granite, MT
census still in the household of William Lyon.
Nina A. Fortune b 1871 & d 1896.
Laura Belle Fortune b 1873 & d 1893.
Robert Edward Fortune b 1875 & d 1897.
Jonetta Maria Fortune "Etta" b 20 Mar 1878 & d 1911. She
m Joseph Wallis. Children: Roy Wallis; Nellie Wallis & May Wallis
Teddy Benjamin Fortune b 1880 & d 1956. He m Bertha May Haus 1884 & d 1979. Children: Carl Donald Fortune
m Caroline E Barrett; Lucille A Fortune m Hoyt Hughes Botkin; Cora Evelyn Fortune b 1913
m Clyde McCrea; Ruth Lois Fortune m Kenneth Ludlow Maxfield (Parents of Bill
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11. Lula Fortune b 1882
m Marcus Butts & d 1975. Children: Marcus Butts; Ruth Butts m James Butler & had Maxine Butler & James Max Butler; Carney Butts; Hazel Butts
m Harold Skeeters & had Kim
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124. Willie Fortune b 1884 & d 1884.
126.96.36.199B.5.5. Polly Ann Worsham b abt 1793. Her name is Mary Ann Worsham b 8 Apr 1800 Pittsylvania Co., VA d/o Thomas Worsham & Elizabeth Wynne. (See pg 92) Her name has also been shown as Mary S. Warsham according to Judy Brown Rasmussen. She is listed as Polly Worsham in the will of her father, Thomas dated 11 Aug 1817 Pittsylvania Co. VA. She was left one negro woman Aggy and her child Clary, one boy Dan (?) One horse valued at $100, one bed & furniture, one cow & calf. (Pittsylvania Co, VA D & W 1796-1799, Bk
11, p 472) She m
Edmund W Cobbs 19 Jan 1818 Pittsylvania Co., VA. Edmund b 17 Jan 1792 VA. He was listed in the 1820 Liberty, Bedford Co, VA Census, p 036 as Edmund M. Cobb. He received a distribution of $755.08 from her father, Thomas' estate in March of 1818 & 1820 in Pittsylvania Co Court. He received a distribution from her uncle, John Worsham's estate as an heir of Thomas Worsham in 1823 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. (Pittsylvania Co Accounts Current 1821-1824, Bk 7, pp 362-364, FHL Film 33294) A suit was recorded on 18 Dec 1843 between Thomas Worsham Jr vs William Worsham, Jr. In the suit, it was stated that Edmund W. Cobbs & Ann his wife sold their interest in slaves to John Noble. The slaves mentioned in the bill were to be divided: to John Noble one sixth the portion of Edmund W. Cobbs & Ann his wife, etc. She d 31 May 1864. (Pittsylvania Co., VA Court Records, 1842-1844, Order Bk 37, p 292)
188.8.131.52B.5.5.1. Thomas W. Cobb
b 29 Oct 1818 VA.
Elizabeth L. Cobb b 15 Aug 1821 VA m Albert
Calloway Maddox 25 Nov 1841 Cooper Co., MO who was b 23 Nov 1813 VA s/o
Albert C. Maddox. They were listed in the 1850 23rd dist, Cooper Co, MO Census.
They were listed in the 1860 & 1870 Heaths Creek Twp., Pettis Co, MO
Census. They are in the 1880 Heaths Creek, Pettis, MO census p 130B. He is age
67 b VA & she is age 58 b VA. Her father Edmund Cobbs age 88 b VA is living
with them. He d 3 May 1881 Pettis Co, MO. She d 28 Mar 1909 Pettis Co, MO
& both are bur Union Cemetery, Pettis Co, MO.
L Maddox d 28 Mar 1909.
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11. Thomas Maddox b 1841 m
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124. Mary Augusta Maddox b 18 Aug
1842, d 12 Feb 1887 Pettis Co, MO m. Ezekiel Clark Shaw 12
Jul 1863 Pettis Co, MO who was b 29 Sep 1839 MO & d 1908 Pettis Co, MO.
They are on the 1880 Heaths Creek, Pettis, MO census p 12. He is Clark Shaw age
43 b MO & she is age 38 with children: Festus age 15, Ezekiel age 12, Samuel
age 11, Henry age 9, Reuben age 7, Mary age 5, Willis age 1.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52. John Samuel Maddox b 5 Nov 1844
Ridgeprairie, MO d 15 Apr 1915 Clifton City, MO m Mary
Ann McBride 2 Dec 1877 Cooper Co, MO who was b 24 Sep 1848 Maury Co, TN
d 14 May 1886 MO. They were in the 1880 Heaths Creek, Pettis Co, MO census p
129D. He is age 36 b MO & Mary is age 31 b MO.
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11. Lodusca M. Maddox "Lucy"
b 1 Sep 1850 KY d 5 Mar 1909 Pettis Co, MO m Achilles G.
Davis 14 Dec 1879 Pettis Co, MO who was b 1828 AR. They are in the 1880
Kearney, Clay, MO census p 288B. He is A G Davis age 52 b AR & she is Lousenda Davis age 47 b KY with children: John S age 18, Hermon age 16 &
James C. age 10.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124. William M. Maddox b 20 Oct 1849 d
Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO m. Martha Louise McBride 1
Oct 1876 Cooper Co, MO who was b 17 May 1854 Maury Co, TN & d 1932
Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO. They are in the 1880 Otterville, Cooper Co., MO census
p 199B. He is age 30 b MO & Martha L is age 36 b TN with son Herbert Maddox
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52. Edmund Reuben Maddox b 1853 (28-1880) m Nancy Elvira Beaver 11 Nov 1884 Bates
Co, MO who was b 6 Mar 1847 Bates Co, MO
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11. Nancy Anna Maddox b 12 Oct 1856 MO d 31 Mar
1923 Deepwater, Henry Co., MO m Jessie Baker
Parscale 26 Nov 1876 Pettis Co, MO who was b 3 Mar 1840 Wheeling, Ohio,
WV & d 1928 Deepwater, Henry Co., MO.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124. Albert Maddox b 1857 (23-1880) d.
Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO m Sarah E Tritt 17 Dec
1882 Clinton, MO
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52. Ida Lee Maddox b 10 May 1863 MO (17-1880) d 19 May 1886
Ann Cobb b 7 Dec 1823 VA.
Elizabeth H Worsham "Elisabeth" "Bettie", d/o Thomas Jr and Louisa Ragsdale
Worsham, was b abt 1825 of Pittsylvania, VA & d 15 May 1885 Caswell, NC. She m
James Samuel Henderson 5 May 1853 of Caswell, NC. James
b 21 Sep 1809 Caswell, NC & d 18 Nov 1887 in Caswell, NC.
George Henderson b 15 May 1856 Caswell, NC & d 1 Oct 1928
in Asheville, Buncombe, NC.
Thomas W Henderson b 13 Feb 1859 near Yanceyville, NC & d
21 Mar 1934 Roxboro, Person, NC. Thomas m Julia Giles
b abt 1858 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA. Julia was the d/o Joseph Giles b abt 1796
of Pittsylvania, VA. Julia's sister, Mary Cathrine Giles, married William W.
Worsham (see 184.108.40.206B.5.6A.3.), the sister of Elizabeth H Worsham.
Charles Edward Henderson b 30 Apr 1869 Yancyville, Caswell,
NC & d 8 Feb 1937 Asheville, Buncombe, NC.
W Worsham "Elisabeth" "Bettie", s/o Thomas Jr and Louisa Ragsdale Worsham, was b 10 Dec 1826 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA & d 23 Apr 1890
Danville, Pittsylvania, VA. William m Mary Cathrine
Giles, the d/o Joseph Giles b abt 1796 in of Pittsylvania, VA. Acording to
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles: William W Worsham, Occupation: Mechanic, Age
at Enlistment: 34, Enlistment Date: 23 Apr 1861, Rank at enlistment: Private, Enlistment
Place: Danville, VA, State Served: Virginia, Survived the War? Yes, Service Record:
Enlisted in Company A, Virginia 18th Infantry Regiment on 23 Apr 1861.
220.127.116.11B.5.6B.1. Thomas Ritchie Worsham. He served in the same "F Company" Richmond, Va, 21st Regiment
Virginia Infantry, Second Brigade,
Jackson's Division, Second Corps, A. N. VA as
John Henry Worsham who wrote the book "One of Jackson's Foot Cavalry, 1912.
The book may be viewed at http://docsouth.unc.edu/worsham/worsham.html.
Thomas was a Private and was on the Muster roll of Captain Richard H.
Cunningham, Jr's Company F of Light Infantry from the City of Richmond. Enrolled for
Active Service at Richmond on 21st of Apr 1861; promoted; mustered into
service at Richmond on the 28th day of Jun 1861 for one year from the 21st day of Apr 1861, unless sooner discharged. (One of Jackson's Foot Cavalry pp
21, 32, 316) Obituary and photo from 1 Nov 1935 San Antonio Evening
An article in The Handbook of Texas Online, by Karen Gratke, 0.612, about
Darwin, Texas: (http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/)
"Darwin was on Farm Road 1472 and Santo Tomas Creek near the
bank of the Rio Grande in northwestern Webb County. It was named for David
Darwin Davis, the superintendent of the Cannel Coal Company that began mining
locally in 1882. The community had a post office from 1896 to 1915. In 1914 the
population of Darwin was 800, and it was a station on the Rio Grande and Eagle
Pass Railroad. At this time Thomas Worsham was the community postmaster, and H.
H. Jefferies was a cattle breeder in the area. By 1920 the area mines had
declined greatly; they closed in 1939. The Darwin population in 1936 had dropped
to seventy-five, and there was one business. By 1983 all that remained at the
site was a cemetery."
18.104.22.168B.5.6B.1.7. Isabel Delores Worsham
"Belle" b 20 Nov 1882 Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
On 12 Aug
1920 Belle applied for a passport as Belle Worsham Ligarde. She lived in Laredo, Texas and
was traveling with daughters Louise, age 13 yrs, & Elizabeth, age 12 yrs. She was to visit
friends in Mexico. She was 5ft 5 in, dark brown eyes & hair. Her husband Fred
H. Ligarde was Chief Deputy Sheriff of Webb Co, Texas. Belle died 19 Oct 1969.
Picture is from 1920 passport application with daughters, Louise
Ligarde & Elizabeth Ligarde.