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David Dove b 18 Nov 1838 Pittsylvania Co, VA m
Julia E Smithers 17 Dec 1863who was b 28 May 1842 Kanawha Co, VA now WV d/o Benjamin S Smithers & Eliza S Shrewsbury. He wrote his will 14 Dec 1867 in
Franklin Twp, Jackson Co, OH:
"In the name of the Benevolent Father of
all: I, David Dove, of Franklin Township, Jackson County, Ohio, do make and
publish this my last will and testament. Item 1st. I give and devise to my
beloved wife Julia in lieu of her dower all my property both personal and real
of whatever kind I may have own or have an interest in at the time of my
decease, to have hold and occupy as long as she may remain my widow, with full
power to sell and convey the same as herein proved or any part, thereof at any
time she may desire to do so. She to become responsible for and to pay out of my
personal property any and all the debts that I may owe at the time of my
decease, including my funeral expense, and in case my said beloved wife shall
marry again, or sell any or all of my estate, then and in either case, Item 2, I
give and devise to my beloved infant daughter Elisa S. one half of all my real
Estate, and in case of sale by my said wife it is my will that my said daughter
shall have and receive one half of the proceeds of such sale, Item 3, In case my
wife shall sell any part or all of my real Estate, it is my will that the deed
of conveyance shall be Executed by my wife & guardian of my said infant
Daughter, jointly, if sold while she is a minor, upon the half of the proceeds
convey to the hands of such guardian in trust for my said daughter, Item 4, I
give and bequeath to my beloved Mother Elizabeth Warsham Dove all that sum of
money and balance due and unpaid from her to me as part consideration for a
certain tract of land sold to her and deeded by myself and wife in the summer of
1867, and release her from the payment of the same to my Exceutirs or
administrators. Item 5, I appoint and nominate by beloved wife the Exectrix of
this my last will and Testament,-Item 6, I hereby revoke all former wills made
by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the year of
our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Seven & the 14th day of
December in said year. Signed & Sealed by said David Dove in our presence as
his last will and testament and by us signed in his presence at his request.
James Gripp, Thomas Walker." (Source-Wills of Jackson Co., OH, Courthouse
Jackson, OH D#1366 researched by David L. Dove, 2002)
David d 12 Jan 1868 age 29 y 1 m 24 d
& bur Fairmount Cem, Lick Twp, Jackson Co, OH (Cemetery Inscriptions of
Jackson Co., OH by Mary J. Hixon p 478) After Julia d & she m Frank Donally 19
Jan 1870 Kanawha Co, West Virginia
Children: Benjamin S Dove b 21 Sep
1864 d 5 Jul 1865 & bur Fairmount Cem, Lick Twp, Jackson Co, OH as s/o
David and Julia Dove & Elisa S. Dove.
William Worsham. Ronald Watson, 2003, wrote "In history of Partrick H. Washam
says brother was W T Washam of Lick township, and parents were A W and Nancy J. So as
William T has father as William, listed as A William, were from Pittsylvania County,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Richard E. Worsham
b abt 1837 Pittsylvania Co, VA. He enlisted 19 Aug 1861 in Company G 6th
Virginia Cavalry. To Cpl 15 Jan 1862. On detached service on 6 May
1862 roll. To Sgt on 8 Jul 1864 roll in Richmond Hosp. wounded in right
arm 3 Jul 1864 & d there of chronic diarrhea 15 Sep 1864. (6th
Virginia Cavalry by Michal P. Music & published in Lynchburg, VA by H E
Howard, Inc, 1990)
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Patrick Henry Worsham
b abt 1842 Pittsylvania Co, VA. Enlisted 19 Aug 1861 in Co. G of the 6th
Virginia Cavalry, age 32, clerk. (He would have been age 19 instead of 32)
Present until discharged 18 Jan 1862 for enlargement of the heads of the bones
forming the knee joint, age 20. (6th Virginia Cavalry by Michal P. Music,
Published in Lynchburg, VA by H E Howard, Inc, 1990)
Albert Finley Washam m Amanda L.
Rollenhagen. Amanda b abt 1888 of Nunica, Ottawa, MI & d 1951.
Marjorie Ann Washam b 1917 Waterbury, New Haven, CT m
Starless Vernon Dearing b 15 Apr 1914 of Bexar, TX & he d
Aug 1986 Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO. Marjorie d 6 Feb 2008 Colorado Springs,
El Paso, CO. The 10 Feb 2008 Gazette:
A. Dearing, 90, passed away peacefully February 6, 2008 at Sunrise Assisted Living
in Colorado Springs. She was born
to Albert and Amanda (Rollenhagen) Washam in Waterbury, Connecticut. She married
Starless V. Dearing after his return from the Southwest Pacific War Theatre in 1944.
Marjorie is survived by her two sons: Robert (Corinne) Dearing of Fort Collins and
Steven (Barbara) Dearing of Colorado Springs; her daughter, Kathleen (Charlie)
Jaquez of San Pablo; and three grandchildren, Naaja, Carlos and David. She is also
survived by one brother, Richard Washam, and two sisters, Kathleen Spence and Carol
Cayan. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Starless; daughter, Nancy
King; and brother, Bud Washam. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Thursday, February 14th, at the Shrine of Remembrance. Interment will be at Fort
Logan National Cemetery next to her husband.
Judson Playford Washam b 11 Jan 1920 Waterbury, New
Haven, CT & m Mary A. Mahynski 23 Sep 1949 Muskegon, MI.
Judson d 6 Sep 1968 Riverside, CA. Mary b 11 Dec 1922 WI & d 22 Mar 2005 Grand
Haven, MI. Grand Haven Tribune, Grand Haven, MI:
Venema, 82, of Coopersville died Tue, Mar 22, 2005, in Grand Haven. She was born Dec
11, 1922, in Wisconsin to Michael and Agnes (Wisneski) Mahynski. She married Judson
Washam on Sep 23, 1949, in Muskegon, and he preceded her in death in 1968. She
married Albert Venema on Feb 19, 1972, and he preceded her in death in Dec 1992.
Mrs. Venema was a graduate of North Muskegon High School and had been a lifelong
area resident. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Coopersville,
and she enjoyed humming birds. Survivors include her daughter, Diane (Larry)
VanDussen of Nunica; two stepdaughters, Laura (Richard) Willard of Simpsonville,
S.C., and Carole Venema of Coopersville; a stepson, Dale (Jennifer) Venema of
Ontonagon; two grandchildren, Amy (Geoff) Oosting of Spring Lake and Jason (Katie)
VanDussen of New Canaan, Conn.; a great-granddaughter, Abigail VanDussen; and
several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Greg
(Shirley) Mahynski of Bradenton, Fla., and Richard (Helen) Mahynski of Saranac;
several sisters- and brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by a stepson, David Venema; a brother Raymond; and a sister-in-law Eleanore.
Arrangements are being handled by the VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of
Carol J Washam b abt 1922 of Bloomfield, Jackson Co, OH.
Cathleen A. Washam b abt 1924 Michigan
Richard C Washam b 12 Jan 1927 Michigan, m
Viola Jean Ainsley b 25 Dec 1923.
Patrick Henry Washam Jr. b 5 Feb 1884 Jackson Co., OH m Beulah Electra Rhoads b 23 Apr 1899
of Urlichsville, Ohio. Patrick and Beulah divorced abt 1921.
Alverton Washam b. 8 Nov 1921, d. 13 Jan 1992 & m Mary
Frances Hamrick. (Kathi Hall, 2000; Dorothy Rhoads Brooks, 2001)
George was adopted by his grandparents (Blanche and George Alvin Rhoads) and
kept their name. George and Mary divorced in 1991. They had 5 children, all
girls, Mary Ellen Rhoads, Margaret Elizabeth Rhoads Fyfe, Suzanne Rhoads
Thompson, Dorothy Jane Rhoads Brooks and Kathleen Ruth Rhoads Hall. (Kathi
Washam b 23 Jun 1887 & d 29 Jul 1887
Jackson Co, OH. (Jackson Co OH - County Death Records, 6184a B 444 Washam,
(twin) 1887 Jul 29 S 1m 6d Jackson 6184b B 444 Washam, (twin) parents- P. H.
Washam and Almira Poor).
Washam b 23 Jun 1887 & d 14 Aug 1887
Jackson Co, OH. (Jackson Co OH - Co Death Records, 6185a B 444 Washam, (twin)
1887 Aug 14 S 1m 21d Jackson 6185 b B 444 Washam, (twin) parents - P. H.
Washam and Almira Poor)
Washam b & d 11 Mar 1892 Bloomfield, Jackson Co, OH. (Jackson Co OH - County Death Records, 6273a B 448 Washam,
1892 Mar 11 S stillborn Bloomfield Tp, parents- P H Washam and Almira
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Joanna R Worsham, change spelling of her name. She is in the
1850 Pittsylvania Co, VA Census age 7 living with parents looks like Joannah or Jennet.
In the1860 North District, Pittsylvania Co, VA P. O. Riceville in the household of
Jonathan B. Dawson as Joanna Warsham/Worsham age 17.
In Pittsylvania Co, VA mrg, James C. Wilson, age 30, single, occupation Farmer, son of
John and Elizabeth H. Wilson to Joanah R. Worsham, age 24, single, daughter of Archer and
Nancy Worsham. Married 22 December 1868 by Mordecai Hagood.
In the 1870 Subdivision North of Dan River, as Joanna Wilson age 25 with husband John C.
Wilson age 31 & dau Alice age 2 & Fannie Worsham age 18 (her sister) In the 1880
Banister, Pittsylvania, VA as Joanna R. Wilson age 37 with husband James C. Wilson age 44
& dau Alice W. Wilson age 12. In the 1900 Banister, Pittsylvania, VA as Jennie
Wilson age 53 b Nov 1846 m 30 years 1/1. Husband James Wilson age 63 b Jun 1837 m 30
years. In the 1910 Banister, Pittsylvania, VA as Johanna R. Wilson m 48 years 1/1
with husband Coleman J. Wilson age 72 m. 48 years. A granddaughter Louise A. Davis age 12
is living with them. In the 1920 Banister, Pittsylvania, VA is James C Wilson age 82
father in law living in the household of George T Davis age 54 & Alice Davis age 46.
Archibald W. Worsham d 2 Jul 1863 in Gettysburg, PA. American Civil War
Archibald W Worsham,
Enlistment Date: 23 Dec 1862, Side Served:Confederacy, State Served: Virginia, Service
Record: Enlisted as a Private on 23 December 1862, Enlisted in Company H, 21st Infantry
Regiment Virginia on 23 December 1862. Killed Company H, 21st Infantry Regiment Virginia
on 2 Jul 1863 in Gettysburg, PA
John Worsham. John & his sister, Fannie, are in the 1860 Pittsylvania
Co, VA cens (p.344), living with John R Shields age 25 b VA, Ailey T Shields age 25 b VA
as John Worsham age 14 b VA & Fanney Worsham age 9 b VA. John and his brother Richard E.
Worsham are also listed in the 1860 Pittsylvania Co, VA census (p. 345), in the home of
Wm. Vaughan age 41 b VA, Sarah A. Vaughan age 42 b VA as Richard E Worsham age 25 b VA &
John Worsham age 10 b VA. (John is not in the home of Gartney H Guthrie)
Fannie Worsham b 23 Aug 1851 Pittsylvania Co, VA. (Add
as child of Archibald & Nancy Worsham) Fannie age 18 is living in the household
of John C & Joanna Wilson and their dau, Alice age 2. Joanna is her sister who m.
James C. Wilson 22 Dec 1868 Pittsylvania Co, VA age 24 as d/o Archer & Nancy Worsham.
Lana Bowling, 2002 wrote:
My great great grandmother
was Fannie Worsham, and she was a domestic servant at a "plantation" type home
called Meadow Wood near Gretna, VA. It seems as though she was orphaned around age 6
because census reports indicate that she lived with two different families--1860
cens she lived with a Shields family in Pittsylvania Co--1870 census she lived with
a Wilson family in Pittsylvania Co. Fannie was employed by the Wooding family that
owned Meadow Wood for many years, and although she was not married, she had at least
two children--Almedia (also spelled Almeda) and Leah. Almedia was my grandmother's
mother. My grandmother was Dorothy Drayton Dove. Unconfirmed research suggest that a
Wooding may have been the father of Fannie's children (Robert Wooding specifically
was mentioned). I have since been in contact with someone related to that specific
Shields family, and he hopes to provide me with some information about why Fannie
was there. He also believes that the Wilson family with whom Fannie was living in
the 1870 cens is somehow related to the Shields family. Fannie then went to work as
a cook at Meadow Wood. She did indeed have two children, and she was not married, so
the children went by the last name Worsham. One was my great grandmother, Almeda
(also spelled Almedia) Worsham. Almeda born Dec 7, 1873 and died Dec 31, 1937. The
other was named Alice Lee [not Leah as previously thought], born Apr 13, 1883 died
May (or possibly Mar) 6, 1927.
The Bee (Danville, VA), Sep 26, 1922:
Wooding Family Holds
Reunion in Pittsylvania: "The cook and helper, who has lived in the Wooding family
over fifty years, Miss Fannie Worsham."
The Bee (Danville, VA), 6 Aug 1928 Chalk
"Mrs. Fannie Worsham who
had the 2nd stroke of paralysis last week is quite ill at the home of Mrs. Robert
Children of Fannie Worsham:
Almedia T. Worsham b 7 Dec 1873 Pittsylvania Co, VA
(6-1880) Almedia m Alonza Jackson Dove 5 Nov
1888 Pittsylvania Co, VA. Alonza b 23 Apr 1867 Pittsylvania Co, VA s/o
Booker Dove & Nancy Ellen Wilson. Alonza d 26 May 1932 Pittsylvania Co, VA
bur Dove Cem, Pittsylvania, VA. Almedia d 31 Dec 1937 Pittsylvania Co, VA
bur Dove Cem, Pittsylvania Co, VA.
Edward C. Dove b 15 Mar 1890 Pittsylvania Co, VA
(10-1900) d 3 Apr 1911 Pittsylvania Co, VA bur Dove Cem, Pittsylvania Co, VA.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. 1.2. Morris W. Dove b 21 Nov 1894
Pittsylvania Co, VA (5-1900; 15-1910)d 4 Mar 1922 Pittsylvania Co, VA bur Dove
Cem, Pittsylvania Co, VA.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. 1.3. Arthur Jones Dove b 14 Jun 1898
Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA (2-1900; 12-1910; 22-1920; WWI Draft Registration) d Apr
1987 Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA (SSDI)
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. 1.4. Eugene Duncan Dove b. 29 Apr 1900
Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA (1 mo-1900; 9-1910; 19-1920; WWI Draft Registration) d
Jul 1972 Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA (SSDI)
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. 1.5. Maria C Dove b 9 Oct 1902, Pittsylvania Co, VA (7-1910;
17-1920) Roanoke Times, Feb 6, 1994, p D-3:
FARTHING, Maria Dove,
91, of Gretna, died Friday, Feb 4, 1994, in Gretna Health Care Center. Born Oct
9, 1902, Pittsylvania Co, she was a daughter of the late Alonza Jackson Dove and
Almedia Worsham Dove. She was a graduate of James Madison University and a
retired Teacher with the Pittsylvania Co School System. She was married to
George A. Farthing Sr.
Hunt H Dove b 17 Mar 1905 Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA
5-1910; 14-1920 as Hurston H; 24-1930 as Hunt H) d Feb 1983 Gretna,
Pittsylvania, VA (SSDI)
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. 1.7. Alice N Dove b abt 1908
Pittsylvania Co, VA (2-1910; 12-1920)
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. 1.8. Dorothy Drayton Dove b abt 1913
Pittsylvania Co, VA (7-1920; 17-1930)
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. 1.9. Clara B Dove b abt 1913
Pittsylvania Co, VA (7-1920; 17-1930)
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. 1.10. Koy Odell Dove b abt 1915
Pittsylvania Co, VA (4 years 9 mo-1920; 14-1930) NewsAdvance.com, 24 Jul
Koy Odell Dove, 87, of
1401 Bedford Avenue, Altavista, d Tue Jul 23, 2002 in Altavista. He was the
husband of 62 years of Amy Dalton Dove. Born April 29, 1915 in Pittsylvania Co,
he was a son of the late Alonza Jackson Dove and Almedia Worsham Dove. He was a
retired postmaster and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with
Company A730, Railway Operations, from Jul 1943 to Mar 1946. He was preceded in
death by three brothers, Arthur Dove, Eugene Dove and Hunt Dove and four
sisters, Alice Bowen, Dorothy Owen, Maria Farthing and Clara Rowland. A
graveside service will be Thur, Jul 25, 2002 in Green Hill Cemetery.
Alice Lee Worsham b 13 Apr 1883 Pittsylvania Co., VA.
Alice m. Samuel Burton Schwitzerlett 28 Nov 1897
Pittsylvania Co, VA. Samuel b 9 Apr 1877 of Pittsylvania Co, VA. Alice
d 1927 Pittsylvania Co, VA. (Lana Bowling, 2002)
Lena Bell Schwitzerlett b Oct 1899 Pittsylvania, VA m Samuell Walter Rowland 28 Sep 1921. Samuell
b 11 May 1894 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
Samuel Thomas Schwitzerlett b 20 Jan 1900
Lewis B Worsham d 26 Jan 1857 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
Nancy F Worsham. (Renumber paragraph)
Louisa Worsham m Dabney
Bibee. Dabney s/o William Bybee & Martha Worsham. (See
220.127.116.11.2.3. Martha Worsham)
Worsham b 1780 Chesterfield Co, VA d/o Henry Worsham & Agnes Kelly m Ezekiel East 8 Nov 1797 Pittsylvania
Co, VA. (Added more information about their children. Birth order
18.104.22.168.2.2.1. Sarah East
"Sallie" b abt 1798 m William B. L. Vaughan 4 Aug 1818 Pittsylvania Co, VA. William b abt
1789 VA. They are on the 1850 Pittsylvania Co, Census pp 187 & 188. He is age 65
Merchant b VA & Sally is age 53 b VA. They are on the 1860 Pittsylvania Co, VA
census p 288. He is Wm B. L. Vaughan age 73 farmer b VA & Salley is age 67 b VA.
Just Sallie is on the 1870 Pittsylvania Co., VA census age 73 b VA. She was probably the
Sallie Vaughan who testified in the pension application of Mordecai Hagwood that she was
94 years old and witnessed the marriage of "Mortice Hagwood & Amelia in 1829
& present at the death of Mortice Hagwood.."
She was probably the Sallie Vaughan who
testified in the pension application of Mordecai Hagwood that she was 94 years
old and witnessed the marriage of "Mortice Hagwood & Amelia in 1829
& present at the death of Mortice Hagwood." Will of William B. L. Vaughan is
recorded in Pittsylvania Co. WB 3, p 18 9/15/1868 Prob: 9/29/1868:
William - has received full portion; Ethelbert
(Elbert) - $120 already advanced; Jackson
- storehouse and 39 1/4 acres; Dau:
Julia Worsham - advanced 94.54; Elizabeth
Mitchell $66.93 advanced; Matilda
Dawson 88.53 and 120 acres; Sarah,
dec'd - Christopher Lain - advanced 128 and 40 in right of wife Sarah; Malinda Kelly - 37 1/2; Manerva Bruce - stock, furniture and 110 acre;
Sell 400 acres . . taking advancements into
consideration equally between Dolly
Worsham heir of Julia Worsham to Elizabeth Mitchell, Sarah Lain, Malinda Kelly's heirs
and Ethelbert Vaughan's heirs . . .
Wife: Sallie - 120 acres and
house then to son Rawley Vaughan
Executors: Samuel Stone,
Wit: Jeremiah W. Graves
William H. Peak
James (X) King
Catherine East, 2006, wrote:
It appears that Julia Ann
Vaughan, who married William Coleman Worsham, was the daughter
of William B. L. Vaughan and Sarah East (daughter of Elizabeth Worsham and Ezekiel East,
s/o Thomas and Obedience East).
Sallie d 23 Apr 1891 Pittsylvania, VA. (Catherine East,
Children b Pittsylvania Co, VA:
Vaughan b abt 1820 m Sarah Ann McHaney 12 Jan
1841 Pittsylvania Co, VA. In the 1860 Pittsylvania Co, VA cens, p345, are Wm Vaughan
age 41 b VA, Sarah A. Vaughan age 42 b VA, Richard E. Worsham age 25 b VA, John
Worsham age 10 b VA. Richard and John are children of Archibald William Worsham & Nancy G. Hagwood
Vaughan b abt 1823 & m Doctor Kelly 18 Dec 1843. Malinda d bef 1854
Vaughan b abt 1824, m 1st) Christopher Irby 11 May 1843 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
She m 2nd) Christopher Lain 6 Nov 1848. (Catherine Hameeteman-East, 2006)
Vaughan "Tilda" b May 1825 VA, m John B.
Dawson. They are in the 1860 Riceville, Pittsylvania Co, VA census as Jonathan
B. Dawson age 34 b VA, Matilda Dawson age 34 b VA, Raleigh Dawson age 2 b VA and
Joanna Worsham age 17 b VA (the d/o Archibald William Worsham & Nancy G Hagwood on page 273).
According to Catherine Hameeteman-East,
Matilda Vaughan (one of Wm. B.L. Vaughan and Sarah East’s daughter’s) md John B. Dawson, they had a daughter, Angeline Dawson, who md John W. Thurman, they had a daughter, Annie Lee Thurman, who md Jippy Y.
Worsham (page 287 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.), and, it appears, that the Raleigh Dawson, who married Dolly B.
(Blanks) Worsham, was also a son of Matilda Vaughan and John B. Dawson.
J Vaughan b abt 1828 d. abt 1861 m. Abigail
Simpson 29 Jan 1852.
T Vaughan b Oct 1829 (20-1850) d aft 1910 m Ann
Mary Franklin 13 Dec 1865 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
Jackson Vaughan b abt 1834 (16-1850; 25-1860;
Vaughan b abt 1835 (15-1850) & m James W. Mitchell. (Catherine Hameeteman-East,
Ann Vaughan b abt 1838 (12-1850) & m William Coleman
Worsham, the son of Archibald Dunnavant Worsham & Dolly M. Bruce.
Vaughan "Minerva" b abt 1841 (10-1850; 18-1860) & m
188.8.131.52.2.2.2. Ezekiel East b abt 1807 (twin) m
Mary. He made an
affidavit on 30 Jul 1890 stating he was an 83 year old pastor in Pittsylvania
& claimed "Mortice Hagwood m Amelia 30 Mar 1829." Their
son James Mitchell East m Mary Frances Worsham 3 Jan 1868 Pittsylvania Co,
VA. Mary d/o Samuel Thomas Worsham & Frances East. (See
184.108.40.206.4.1.4.) Another son John W. East m Martha A. Worsham 29 Apr
1868 Pittsylvania Co., VA. She was age 28, a widow d/o Saml &
Frances Worsham. He was age 21 s/o Ezekiel East & Mary A. East.
220.127.116.11.2.2.3. Henry East b abt 1807 (twin) m
18.104.22.168.2.2.4. Obedience East b abt 1809 Pittsylvania
Co., VA m
King 9 Jan 1824 Pittsylvania Co., VA. They had a daughter Sarah King b
28 Sep 1826 who m Edward J. Dillard, a third lieutenant in the Confederate
army. Edward s/o Dr. Lynch Dillard and Mildred Ward. She d 11 Jun
22.214.171.124.2.2.5. John Wesley East b May 1810. He
from KY & d/o David Kelsey. In 1842 he crossed the plains on the 2nd
wagon train to the Oregon Territory in 1842. He was a surveyor by trade
and is said to have been well educated. After claiming a donation land
claim of abt 342 acres in Dallas, OR, he farmed the rest of his days.
They had 10 children. (Susan East Merrifield, 1999)
126.96.36.199.2.2.6. Thomas East b abt 1815 Pittsylvania
Co, VA m
Lane or Martha J. Laine 2 Dec 1839. Martha b abt 1824 Pittsylvania Co
& d abt 1880 Halifax Co, VA. Martha d/o Pleasant Laine &
Elizabeth Crowder. (Family information from Mark Wilson, Silver Spring, MD,
188.8.131.52.2.2.7. Agnes East never married.
184.108.40.206.2.2.8. Permelia East m Thomas Eastham
Worsham "Patsy" m William Bybe
(Bybee) William Bybee m Patsy Ussman d/o Henry Ussman -- marriage
bond 20 Dec 1812 in Campbell County. Ussman may be Worsham (Family
History Library Film 31050)
of Pat Burke, 2000)
220.127.116.11.2.3.1. Nancy Bybee
18.104.22.168.2.3.2. Dabney Bybee b abt 1813 of
Pittsylvania, VA m 1st)
Lockey Dove 20 Sep 1831 & 2nd) Louisa Worsham
26 Jul 1837, the d/o
William Worsham & Dicy Holt & granddaughter of Henry Worsham & Agnes
Kelly (See 22.214.171.124.2.1.5.)
Ann T Bybee m Anderson Crowder
126.96.36.199.2.3.4. Joseph Bybee
188.8.131.52.2.3.5. Lockey Bybee
b 1823 m
184.108.40.206.2.3.6. Francis Bybee b 1828
220.127.116.11.2.3.7. Sarah Bybee
b 1836 m Anderson D Crowder.
18.104.22.168.3. Phoebe Worsham
b abt 1756 Amelia Co, VA m Abner Dunnivant 15 Apr 1785 Amelia
Co., VA. Descendants lived in Amelia Co, & Chesterfield Co, VA. Will of Abner Dunnavant
- 1832 (Amelia County, VA)
I, Abner Dunnavant ( ) This my will
Item 1. I will all of my estate subject to the payment of my just debts.
Item 2. I will to my wife Phoebe Dunnavant during her natural life the
plantation whereon I now live and ( ). Item ( ) the stock ( ) plantation
utensils as well as ( ) household and kitchen furniture for the support of
herself my two daughters Betsy and Patsy
Item 3. After the death of my wife I give to my daughter Patsy one negro named
Charlotte and her increase one bed and furniture one trunk and a secretary.
Item 4th. After the death of my wife I give to my daughter Betsy one negro named
Jim and one bed and furniture.
Item 5th. After the death of my wife I give to my son William Dunnavant one
negro (man?) named Ned.
Item 6th. All ( ) that I have in my possession are the property of my three
daughters Rebeccah, Patsy, and Nancy purchased (for) them several years ago and
all the cattle was purchased by Rebeccah and Patsy which property I do not feel
myself ( ) to dispose of.
Item 7th. I give to my son Daniel one negro by the name of (Jody?) to him and
his heirs forever.
Item 8th. I give to my son John one negro by the name of Lucy to him and his
Item 9th. I give to my son Kennon one negro by the name of ( ) to him and his
Item 10th. I give to my daughter Rebeccah one negro by the name of ( ) to her
and her heirs forever.
Item 11th. I give to my daughter Nancy one negro by the name of (Amy?) during
her life and to her heirs. But if she dies without ( ) the same negro is to
return to my heirs with her increase.
Item 12. I give to my son Leonard one negro by the name ( ) of to him and his
Item 13th. I give to my daughter Sally one negro by the name of Joseph to her
and her heirs forever.
Lastly, I do hereby appoint my two sons John and Kennon Dunnavant executors to
this my last will and testament. ( ) I have hereunto ( ) my hand and seal this
nineteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. Abner
Signed, Sealed, Published and ( ) in the presence of Richardson Dunnavant, Peter
22.214.171.124.4. Essex Worsham b 1758 Amelia
Co, VA m Elizabeth Dunnavant 25 Dec 1786 Amelia Co, VA. He served as a
substitute for his brother, Henry Worsham in the Rev. War & applied for Rev.
War Pension 19 Nov 1832 from Pittsylvania Co, VA. He lived in Prince Edward
Co, VA & Pittsylvania Co, VA. Essex d 19 Jan 1835 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
Descendants lived in Pittsylvania Co, VA; Campbell Co, VA; Whitley Co, KY Two
descendants were Lewis E. Worsham, Jr, a golfer nicknamed "The Chin"
won the U. S. Open Golf Tournament in 1947. His brother Virgil G. Worsham,
"Buddy" was also a golfer & friend to Arnold Palmer. 5. Mary
Worsham b abt 1761 Amelia Co, VA. It is believed Elizabeth
Dunnavant, his wife was b abt 1766 instead of 1760; therefore, she would
have been about 42 years of age when her youngest child, Elizabeth 126.96.36.199.4.3.
was born. (See page 296) We do not have a record of any children born from
1786 until 1796 when their son, Henry Worsham was born. (See Page 587)
Henry has been added as their son because of a baptismal record when he
converted to Catholicism in Louisiana stated he was s/o Essex and Elizabeth Dunivant. (Information from Judy Riffel author of Iberville Parish
History, via James Noel Worsham, 2000)
They probably had other children who may not have survived or were unnamed in
the Court case of 28 Nov 1835, like Henry. Henry will be numbered as
188.8.131.52.4.1. Samuel Thomas Worsham will be numbered 184.108.40.206.4.2.
Archibald Dunnavant Worsham will be numbered 220.127.116.11.4.3. Elizabeth
Worsham will be numbered 18.104.22.168.4.4. Last line on page 280 "Agness
Worsham is also No. 77. Believe she is his (Essex) sister."
This Agness is Henry Worsham's daughter, that is Henry b 1754 Amelia Co, m
Agness Kelly. Agness Worsham, the daughter, b in Pittsylvania Co 1796 (p
278), and was presumably still residing in Pittsylvania Co when Essex moved
there about 1813. (James Noel Worsham, 2000)
Pam Heaton, 2001, a descendant of Willie Mae Worsham (daughter of William H.
Worsham page 289, 22.214.171.124.4.2.1B.1), has a letter given to her by her
father-in-law that was written by a Sallie A. Worsham from Republican Grove, VA
dated Mar 29, 1905. She is Sallie Ann Worsham (page 289,
the dau of William Coleman Worsham. The following is a copy of the letter
from Sallie Worsham exactly as she wrote it:
"Republican Grove, Virginia
March 29, 1905
Mr. John Worsham
You letter requesting a pedigree of
our branch of the Worsham family rec’d. we have no written pedigree;
therefore, I will have to depend on the memory of my father for all the
information I give you.
My great, great grandfather came from
some European country, possibly England and settled near Petersburg Virginia. I
don’t know the date at which he came nor his christian name.
My great grandfather, whose name was
Essex, fought in the Revolutionary War. He lived in Williamsburg, Va. for a
number of years, then moved to Prince Edward county, Virginia. He married A Miss
Doniphent. There were six children by this marriage, namely: Henry, Thomas,
Samuel, Archebald, Elizabeth and Sallie. He then moved from Prince Edward to
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and settled near Staunton (spelling ?) river and
there spent the rest of his life.
His son, Henry, went to Louisiana,
married and made his home there. I don’t know whom he married.
I think all the others made their
home in Virginia. Thomas and Sallie never married. Samuel married Fannie East,
there were six children by this marriage namely: Myles, Issac, Thomas, Martha,
Elizabeth and Mary. Elizabeth married William Smith, they had only one child, a
daughter, whose name I think was Martha though they always called her Puss.
Archebald, my Grandfather, married
Dollie Bruce. He had seven children, namely: William C. Thomas, Henry,
Elizabeth, Archebald, John and Essex. William C. first married Julia Vaughn,
there were three children by this marriage namely: Dollie, James and John. His
second wife was Parthenia Payne (my mother). There were six children by this
marriage, namely: William H., Elizabeth, Susan, Sallie A., Samuel E., and
Henry Worsham married Emma Green.
They had six children. Thomas Worsham married Susan Layne and they had seven
children. John never married, he died in Petersburg while fighting in the Civil
War. Archebald married Lelia Carr; they had eight children. Essex married Martha
Hubbard, they had seven children. Elizabeth Worsham married William Moon.
My great grandfather had a brother by
the name of Hal or Henry. I don’t know whom he married, but he had three sons
named William, John and Patrick. My great grandfather’s brother henry fought
in the War of 1812 and he was also in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. My
great grandfather had a cousin by the name of Branch Worsham living in Prince
Edward County a few years ago. I suppose that he or some of his descendants
still live there. My father, William C., is doubtless the oldest member of our
branch of the Worsham family. He is now seventy-six years old. I am sorry that I
cannot give Miss Harrison and yourself a better history of our branch of the
Worsham family, but I hope this will be of some benefit.
Sallie A. Worsham"
This letter confirms most of the
information on the family of Essex Worsham. However, the letter has Thomas
& Samuel are two different people and that Essex had another daughter named
Sallie. We have added these two new children.
Application of Essex Worsham S6447, 19 Nov 1832, Pittsylvania, VA:
American Revolution Pension StatementsPension Application of Essex Worsham
S6447Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon HarrisState of Virginia}Pittsylvania
County} towit.On this 19 day of November 1832 personally appeared before th
the Court of PittsylvaniaCounty now sitting Essex Worsham a resident of the
said County of Pittsylvania in the stateaforesaid aged Seventy four years who
being first duly Sworn according to Law doth on his Oathmake the following
declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June7
1832. that he entered the service of the United States as a Militia Soldier
being drafted andmarched from the County of Amelia in the State of Virginia to
the best of his recollection in thefall of the year 1778 in a Company under
the Command of Capt William Tinner throughChesterfield County to Richmond
where the Company joined some other troops and marchedfrom that place to Mins[?]
ferry on James River where they were stationed about two weeks whenthe whole
of them were discharged by General Orders consequently he has no written
dischargenor does he know any person living that was in service with him at
that time. the whole of thetime of service rendered on this tour was six
weeks.That he again entered the service of the United States in the year 1779
as a substitute forhis Brother Henry Worsham and joined Captain Creed Haskins
Company of Militia in the Countyof Chesterfield in the State of Virginia and
marched with them through Richmond toWilliamsburg where the Company joined the
army under General Muhlenburg [sic: PeterMuhlenberg] and marched with him to
the juncture of Mattapony and Pamunky [sic: West Pointat junction of Mattaponi
and Pamunkey Rivers] from thence they were regularly marching invarious
directions not being stationed long at any one place untill their term of
service expired.He was discharged at Williamsburg by Colo Dourman [probably
William Downman] some time inthe summer of the year 1779 his discharge is lost
and cannot be found nor does he know anyperson living that was in that service
with him. the whole time of service rendered on this tourwas three months.That
he again entered the service of the United States being drafted and marched
fromthe County of Amelia in Captain Crawley’s [possibly William Crowley’s]
Company of Militia in themonth of October 1780 but was transfered to Capt.
Richard Allens Company from Cumberlandand marched through the Town of
Petersburg to Cabin point on James River [in Surry County]from thence to
Stoners Mill [possibly Stone’s Mill near Jamestown] where the company
joinedthe Main Army under Gen’l. [Robert] Lawson in the Regiment under Major
Boyce and Colo.Downman, they remained at the said Mill about three weeks and
then marched down to theChuckituck [sic: Chuckatuck] Mills from thence to
Suffolk, from thence to Edmonds Hill about12 miles from Norfolk; they remained
at that place about seven weeks then marched up to thesaid Chuckituck Mills
and were stationed there untill they were discharged. He was dischargedat that
place by Capt. Scott in the Month of April 1781. His discharge is lost and
cannot be foundbut the service rendered on this tour is proved by Matthew Seay
[pension application S7477]who was a soldier with him in the said service at
that time. the whole of the time of servicerendered on this tour was at least
six months.That he again entered the service of the United States in the month
of June 1781 as asubstitute for his Brother Cannon Worsham and joined the
Company which was commanded byCaptain [Benjamin] Branch from Chesterfield in
the County of Henrico near Richmond. CaptainBranch either resigned or obtained
a furlough. he left the Company in the said County ofHenrico and Lieut. Moody
[James Moodie] commanded as Captain. they marched under hiscommand direct to
Williamsburg where they joined the Main Army under Genl. Lawson,Muhlenburg,
Barren Stuban [sic: Baron von Steuben] & many other officers that he does
not nowrecollect. they left Williamsburg and marched in many directions in the
adjacent Cavalry untilsome time in the Month of August, they again stoped at
Williamsburg about the time the saidArmy left Williamsburg for little York he
was taken sick and discharged by Genl Lawson in theMonth of August 1781. his
discharge is lost and cannot be found nor does he know any personliving that
was with him in that service. the whole time of service rendered on this tour
was atleast three months. I was born in the County of Amelia in the year 1758.
My age was recorded bymy Father in a Family Bible that was in his possession
at the time of his Death after which I notknow what became of it. I lived in
the County of Amelia when I entered the service of theRevolutionary War I
lived in that County when the War ended. I lived in that County about tenyears
after the War ended, then moved to the County of Prince Edward in the State of
Virginia,lived in that County fifteen or sixteen years then removed to the
County of Pittsylvania and havelived in that County ever since.I was drafted
twice when I entered the service and entered the service twice as asubstitute
once for Henry Worsham and once for Cannon Worsham. The officers that I
servedwith and the circumstances of my services are stated in my Declaration.
I cannot recollect theNo. of the Militia or Continental regiments that I was
with I have not thought of them for manyyears. I received three discharges one
was given by Colo Downman, one by Captain Scott and oneby Genl. Lawson. they
are lost or mislaid and cannot be found. I can refer to Nelson Tucker,
JohnHunt, George Dejarnett, Edmund Templeton, David Johns and many others who
can testify as tomy character for veracity and their belief of my services as
a Soldier of the Revolution. I herebyrelinquish every claim whatever to a
pension or annuity except the present and declare that myname is not on the
pension roll of the agency of any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day
andyear aforesaid. Essex hisXmark WorshamNOTES: Nelson Tucker and John Worsham
certified the character and reputation of EssexWorsham. William Worsham also
deposed that he had heard his father, Essex Worsham, speak ofhis services.
Essex Worsham Revolutionary War
Pension file and Essex Worsham Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant
Page 281 (Correct names and paragraph numbers)
126.96.36.199.4. Essex Worsham.
On page 281 we wrote: Essex Worsham d 19 Jan 1835 in Pittsylvania Co and it was certified
in the court. Thomas Samuel, Archibald, & Elizabeth Smith late Elizabeth Worsham are the
only children & heirs of the said Essex Worsham & that they are of lawful age & that the
said Essex left no widow.
The wording of 10 Nov 1835, Order Book 33
page 12 Pittsylvania Co, VA, there is NO Thomas mentioned or of Henry.
"It is ordered to be certified
that it appears to the satisfaction of the court, that Essex Worsham late a Revolutionary
Pensioner departed this life on the 19th day of January 1835. That Samuel Worsham,
Archibald Worsham and Elizabeth Smith late Elizabeth Worsham are the only children &
heirs of the late Essex Worsham and they are of lawful age and the said Essex Worsham left
Worsham b abt 1789 Prince Edward Co, VA. Thomas has been
added as a son of Essex. A 29 Mar 1905 letter from Sallie A. Worsham
states Thomas is a son of Essex: "Thomas and Sallie never
Worsham b abt 1791 Prince Edward Co, VA
Henry Worsham b abt 1796 Prince Edward Co, VA. Henry has been added as their son because of a baptismal record when
he converted to Catholicism in Louisiana stated he was s/o Essex and Elizabeth Dunivant. (Information from Judy Riffel author of Iberville Parish
History, via James Noel Worsham, 2000) A 29 Mar 1905 letter from Sallie
A Worsham states Henry is a son of Essex: "His son, Henry, went to
Louisiana, married and made his home there. I don’t know whom he
married." (Pam Heaton, 2001) Henry's family is discussed on
Thomas Worsham "Sandy" was 188.8.131.52.4.1. Samuel Worsham b abt
1798. The 29
Mar 1905 letter from Sallie A. Worsham states Thomas
& Samuel were sons of Essex.
Raleigh E Worsham, 2010, contributed this photo of
Samuel Thomas (Sandy) Worsham,
the son of Essex Worsham.
An 1832 newspaper wrote (Lynchburg Virginia pg
3, Col 3, Published 21 May 1832):
Monday, May 14, 1832 by Rev. Benjamin Kidd, Samuel Worsham to Miss Frances
East, all of Pittsylvania."
Republican Grove, VA, 29 Mar 1905 letter Sallie
A Worsham to Mr John Worsham Richmond, VA.
"My great grandfather, whose
name was Essex, fought in the Revolutionary War. He lived in Williamsburg, Va. for a
number of years, then moved to Prince Edward county, Virginia. He married A Miss
Doniphent. There were six children by this marriage, namely: Henry, Thomas, Samuel,
Archebald, Elizabeth and Sallie. He then moved from Prince Edward to Pittsylvania
County, Virginia, and settled near Staunton (spelling ?) river and there spent the rest
of his life. (Child) Samuel married Fannie East, there were six children by this
marriage namely: Myles, Issac, Thomas, Martha, Elizabeth and Mary. Elizabeth married
William Smith, they had only one child, a daughter, whose name I think was Martha though
they always called her Puss."