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126.96.36.199.4.1.6. Thomas Worsham b
Mar 1852 Pittsylvania Co, VA. (1860-8; 1880-27; 1900- 3/1850; 60-1910;
Martha Jane Farthing 23 Nov 1873 Pittsylvania Co.,
VA. Martha Jane b Sep 1851 Pittsylvania Co, VA, d/o A P Farthing d 2 Sep 1924
Draper, Rockingham, NC.
The picture is of
Raleigh Elroy Worsham's great great grandfather and grandmother, Thomas Worsham
and Mary Jane Farthing. Picture courteous of Raleigh Elroy
Frances Worsham b 6 Jun 1875 Pittsylvania, VA, m Willie
Clifton Hagood 1902 Pittsylvania, VA. Willie b 16 Mar 1881 & d Apr 1971 of
Burlington, Alamance, NC. Lucy d 4 Nov 1955 NC.
Samuel A. Worsham b 1 Jun 1877 Pittsylvania, s/o Thomas
Worsham & Martha Jane Farthing, m
Annie Pulliam 2
Jun 1895 Danville, VA according to the Certificate of Death of their son Orbra
& VA mrg records. They are on the 1900 Dan River Dist Pittsylvania Co Census. Annie b 1874 NC. They are on the 1910 Pittsylvania Co., VA Census. He is age 32 and Annie is age 33. He d 20 Apr 1955 Eden, Rockingham Co., NC.
Effie E. Worsham b 18 Nov 1896 Danville, VA.
Akles Worsham b 22 Feb 1905 Pittsylvania Co, VA d 19 Nov 1986 Yanceyville, Caswell,
NC. He m Reccie
Payne abt 1924. Reccie b 15 Jun 1908 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA d/o George
Washington Payne and Iris Yatts Payne & d Jan 1981 Yanceyville, Caswell, NC.
She listed as Reccie Worsham, sister in the obituary of Amanda Payne Wood who d
at age 85 of 1445 Elsing Green Street, Columbia, SC on 27 Feb 2004. Amanda Payne
Wood was b 28 Mar 1918, Eden, NC d/o George Washington Payne and Iris Yatts
Payne. (The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA received from Laura Perry, 2004) They are
in the 1930 Dan River, Caswell, NC census. He is age 25 b VA and Ressie is age
21 with children Virgie Worsham age 5 and Dorothy Worsham age 2.
Isaac Euel Worsham b 17 Jun 1879 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
(1-1880; 1900) m Lillie M. Kelly 1 Apr 1902 in Pittsylvania, VA.
Lillie was b abt 1884 of Pittsylvania Co, VA. She had a brother who is in the 1930 Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co, VA
cens as Silas D. Kelly. Lillie m 2nd)
H. B. Hargis 1929 Pittsylvania, VA.
Mazie Atyod Worsham b abt 1904 Pittsylvania, VA, m Charlie Noel Dudley 1921
Pittsylvania, VA. He was b 24 Aug
1896 & d Oct 1981 Hurt, Pittsylvania, Virginia. They had children: Charlie Noel Dudley Jr b abt 1924 Pittsylvania, VA
& Doris V Dudley b abt 1927 Pittsylvania, V
Austin Worsham b 15 Nov 1904
Pittsylvania, VA; d Aug 1967 Forest, Bedford, VA. He married Edith Carwile. (Don Baldwin,
(Don Baldwin, 2000)
Barbara Juanita Worsham m Harold
Zinnia Beverly Worsham m Kenneth
Luther Thomas Worsham was
born 3 Aug 1906 in Pittsylvania, VA, and died 26 Oct 1931 in Campbell, VA.
He married Elva Blanks 1928 in
Pittsylvania, VA. She was born 15
Apr 1912 in of Pittsylvania, VA, and died 15 Dec 1973 in Campbell, VA. In 1930 Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co, VA census, Luther Worsham
worked at a cedar chest factory. He is bur in Edge Hill Baptist Church Cem,
Campbell Co, VA. (Ed Jones, 2000)
Callie Worsham b Mar 1930 Staunton
River, Pittsylvania, VA.
Carroll Elizabeth Worsham b 27 Aug 1908 Pittsylvania, VA;
d 22 Aug 199, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. She m Joseph Leland Barricks 1929 Lynchburg, VA. Leland was b 9 May
1906 & d Nov 1975 Superior, Pinal, Arizona.
Ester Worsham b abt 1911 Pittsylvania,
VA. In the 1930 Lynchburg, VA
census she was living with her sister Carroll and worked as a factory packer.
Frank Perrow Worsham was born abt 1914
Pittsylvania, VA, and died 19 Nov 1935 in Lynchburg, VA. He m
Viola Wood 27 Apr 1935 in Lynchburg.
Their marriage was published 5 May 1935 in the Washington Post.
Linda Wright writes, according to his obituary “he had a brother, Austin Worsham and sisters Maude Worsham Mrs. Cary
Allen, Mrs Leland Barricks, Mrs Bennie Yates, Mrs Noel Dudley.” Viola m
2nd) Frank Mooney about 1938. They divorced in 1961 and he died in 1972.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from August 7 to
August 8, 2010:
PORTER, Viola Wood, 95, of Richmond,
passed away on August 6, 2010. She was
born on August 12, 1914. She is survived by
her brother, Robert L.
Wood; her daughter, Linda M. Wright; and her son, Frank P. Worsham Jr. In addition,
she is survived by five grandchildren, Sherry Turner Parker, Sarah Turner Atkinson,
Frank P. Worsham III, Anita Lynn Steele and Ranelle Alene Adcock; and seven
great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 8, from 4 to 6
p.m. at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad Street. A graveside
service will be conducted Monday, August 9, at 1 p.m. in Fort Hill Memorial Park in
Lynchburg, Va. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
Frank Perrow Worsham b 19 Dec 1935 of Lynchburg, VA; m Carolyn Crouch.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.7. Eliza Christine Worsham b 18 Oct 1915 Campbell, VA. (Elbert
Austin Yeatts, 2006) Christine m Rison Bennett Yeatts 9 Apr
1933 Altavista, VA. Rison b 24 May 1910 Pittsylvania, VA & d 11 Mar 2006 Altavista,
VA. His obit appeared in the 14 Mar 2006 News & Advance:
Rison Bennett Yeatts,
95, of Altavista, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was
the husband of Christine Worsham Yeatts. Born May 24, 1910, in Pittsylvania County, he
was a son of the late Robert Lee Yeatts and Sabra Doss Yeatts. He was a member of
Lynchburg Seventh Day Adventist Church, and a retired employee of the Lane Company with
50 years of service. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kenneth O.
Yeatts of Arlington, Texas, Elbert A. Yeatts of Evington, Randy T. Yeatts of Cullman,
Alabama; two sisters, Myrtle Wade and Beulah Arthur, both of Altavista; nine
grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters. A funeral service will be conducted
Tues, Mar 14, 2006, at Finch & Finch Chapel by Pastor Dale Long. Interment will
follow in Altavista Memorial Park.
s/o Thomas Worsham & Martha Jane Farthing. Jippy m
Annie Lee Thurman 27 Dec 1905 Pittsylvania Co, VA. He was 22 & Annie was 33. They were
m by W I Hall. Annie d/o John W. Thurman & Angeline Dawson.
Picture of Jippy Y Worsham, in
his twenties, from Raleigh E. Worsham, 2010.
According to Catherine Hameeteman-East, 2006:
Matilda Vaughan (one of Wm.
B L Vaughan and Sarah East’s
daughter’s, (page 274 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Matilda Vaughan) m John B. Dawson, they had a daughter, Angeline Dawson, who
m John W. Thurman, they had a daughter, Annie Lee Thurman, who m Jippy Y.
Worsham, and, it appears, that the Raleigh Dawson, who married Dolly B. Worsham, was also a son of Matilda Vaughan and John B. Dawson.
Annie had been previously married to William Scruggs. Annie & William
m 26 Feb 1889 Pittsylvania Co. William age 24
and Annie age 18.
Jippy Y. Worsham, Annie Lee Thurman & daughter, Elsie Lee Worsham taken in 1909, the year Annie died of typhoid
fever. Annie daughter of John W Thurman & Angeline Dawson. Annie had been previously married to William Scruggs. Jippy
m Lucy E. Gallagher 15 Apr 1922 Leaksville Twp, Rockingham, NC. Jippy d 22 Dec 1958 Lynchburg General Hospital. His occupation was Ret. Reel Hand-Cotton Mill on his death certificate. He was bur 24 Dec 1958 Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA. Elsie Lee Worsham was
b 21 Jan 1909 Pittsylvania Co, VA. She
m John S. Creasy. Photo submitted by Edna Creasy, 1999.
Jippy m 2nd) Lucy Ellen Gallagher 15 Apr 1922 Leaksville Twp,
Rockingham, NC by Rev Wm. P. Rogers, Officiating Minister. Jippy d 22 Dec 1958 Lynchburg General Hospital. His occupation was
retired Reel Hand-Cotton Mill on his death certificate. He was bur 24 Dec 1958 Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA. (Copies of Marriage Records, Death Certificates from Mrs. Edna Creasy, Collinsville, VA, Oct
Raleigh Elroy Worsham, 2009, sent this picture of his
grandparents, Lucy and Jippy.
Jippy & Annie children:
Elsie Lee Worsham b 21 Jan 1909 Pittsylvania Co., VA. She m John S. Creasy & d 17 Apr 1999 at age 90 at the Memorial Hospital, Martinsville, Henry, VA & bur Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville, VA. Death Certificate informant was Evelyn C. Bailey. Mrs. Edna Creasy has a picture of Jip, Annie & Elsie.
Jippy & Lucy children:
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199B.1. Raleigh Elmore Worsham b 5 Jul 1923 Martinsville, Henry Co, VA & m
Marjorie Katherine Baker in Charleston, Tallahatchie Co, MS.
Raleigh m 2nd) Kathleen Bonnie Crispin. In the 24 Dec 1999, Roanoke Times & World News, p A9 is an
MEMORIES OF FAMILY CHRISTMASES IN ROANOKE ENRICH THE
SEASON FORMER COUNCILMAN RECALLS HOLIDAYS
"My dear friend, Raleigh Worsham, was aboard the
U.S.S. Monticello returning from the war that had ended in Europe. On Christmas Day in 1945, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, he and 7,000 other troops enjoyed a traditional dinner with turkey and baked Virginia ham. The original menu for the dinner is framed and hangs on a wall in their beautiful Bedford home."
Raleigh Elroy Worsham m 1st) Sandra
Ferrell & m 2nd) Janet Ruth Notarianni.
Raleigh has (with the help of "Worsham and
Washam Family History" and Tracy A Crocker (genealogist and registrar for this Order)
unbroken lineage to Charlemagne and became Life member #2451 of that Order. Others within
our Worsham & Washam family can use this resource for their own use to join that
organization and others that I have joined as a result of this approval, such
organizations as "The Order of the Merovingian Dynasty", "The Baronial Order of the Magna
Charta", and the "The Military Order of the Crusades". Mary Beville's
father "Essex Beville" married Charles Worsham is the proven gateway ancestor for this connection to the
Raleigh successful application for membership
The Order of the Crown of Charlemagne is attached.
William Thomas Worsham b 7 Nov 1925 Draper, Rockingham Co,
NC & m Lillie May
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206B.3. Gertha Lucile Worsham
(correct spelling of name) b 15 Dec 1931 Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA & m
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. John Ralph Worsham b 2 May 1891 Pittsylvania, VA with brown eyes
and brown hair. Order of wives corrected. He m 1st)
Lena Dawson 17 Nov 1914 Pittsylvania, VA. Littlewolf
Griffith, 2006, wrote:
Lena Dawson my husbands
grandmother is buried in Hurt, Virginia and Lois Worsham is his mother. They are both
CHEROKEE. My husband is the Chief of the Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe, Inc. located here in
Stuart, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
John & Lena are in the 1920 Pittsylvania Co, VA
census. He is age 28 & she is age 32. Lena d 28 Jan 1933 Hurts, Pittsylvania,
VA. John m 2nd)
Jennie Johnson 21 Sep
1933 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA. Jennie was b May 1890 Littleton, Halifax, NC.
John & Lena children:
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199A.1. Lois Evelyn Worsham
b 30 Apr 1916 Pittsylvania Co, VA & m Jesse Raymond
Griffith. (3-1920) Lois d 26 Oct 1957 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA and is
buried at Monacan Burial Grounds, located on Bear Mountain, Amherst Co, VA. Jesse b 9 Apr 1913
Pittsylvania, VA & d 16 Jan 1971 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA.
Dr R. Lee Wayland, 2006, sent Lois' obituary
from the Register Sun 27 Oct 1957:
Mrs Lois Evelyn Worsham Griffith
of 4 Lithia Springs Ave, Stokesland, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital
Saturday afternoon. She had a mild touch of the flu, but was able to work on Friday night.
Her death was unexpected. Mrs Griffith age 41 years was born in Pittsylvania County, Apr
30, 1916, a daughter of John R Worsham and the late Lena Dawson Worsham. She had made her
home in around Danville for the past thirty years, and was a member of the Stokesland
Baptist Church. She was employed in the No 2 Card Room of the Dan River Mills. In 1933 she
was married to Jesse Raymond Griffith. Besides her husband and her father, she is survived
by four daughters: Frances Elaine Griffith, Patsy Lee Griffith, Margie Ann Griffith, and
Rebecca Faye Griffith, all of the home; and four sons: S/Sgt Gene R Griffith of the US
Marine Corps, Greeneville, South Carolina, William David Griffith, Donald Page Griffith,
and Lawrence Keith Griffith, all of the home. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Cecil Kitner
of Pittsburg, PA; two brothers: Carlton Worsham and John R Worsham, Jr both of Baltimore,
MD, and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted from the Chapel of the Swicegood
funeral home, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev Henry H Smith, Jr and the Rev S B
Houghton. Burial will follow in the Schoolfield Cemetery. The remains will rest at the
Nora Cecil Worsham b 29 Jul 1918 Campbell, VA (1 6/12-1920)
Charles Kitner. The 11 Nov 2004, Blairsville Dispatch:
Cecile Worsham Kitner, 86, of Blairsville died Wed, Oct 27, 2004, at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. The daughter of the late John Ralph and Lena Martha (Dawson) Worsham, she was born Jul 29, 1918, in Campbell Co, Va. Surviving are three sons: Charles S. and his wife Marian, Blairsville; Frederick B. and his wife Mary Lynn, Sewickley; Michael John and his wife Kathy, Bethel Park. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Jeffrey, and a daughter, Emily Sue Stark. A grave-side service was held Saturday with her son, Rev. Charles S. Kitner, officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray, Washington Co.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206A.3. Lewis Carlton Worsham b 6 Feb 1921 Alta Vista, Campbell, VA, m Mildred.
Tampa Bay Online, Hillsborough Obituaries, 16 Aug 2005:
WORSHAM, Mildred `Midge,` 79, of Tampa, passed away Aug 13, 2005. Born in Flinstone, Md., Midge is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Carlton; sons, Gary C. and wife, Alice, of Severna Park, Md., and Roger and his wife, Ruth, of New Port Richey, Fla.; daughter, Carla Cadwallader of Tampa; two surviving sisters, Georgia Staudenmeir and Rosalie Webster; four grandchildren, Brian Worsham, Ralph Carrick and wife, Michelle, and Ryan D. Worsham and wife, Leticia, and Lisa; two great-granddaughters, Miranda and Marrisa Carrick; one great-great-grandson, Ty Worsham; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a wonderful friend to all. Friends may gather 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, West Chapel, where a service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Meadow Ridge Cemetery in Maryland.
Horace Worsham b 4 Jul 1923 Danville, VA, d 22 Apr 1948 Colony, Campbell, VA.
The Bee (Danville, VA) 19 Jun 1933:
"Horace Worsham, aged 9, and James Talley, aged 12, the latter a son of Police Detective Talley were injured Sunday afternoon at about 2 o'clock on the road to Luna Lake while riding a bicycle which was struck by a car alleged to have been driven by Oscar Nelson, aged 22, of Schoolfield. ... The Worsham boy was cut about the face and shoulder, the Talley boy being not seriously hurt."
John Ralph Worsham b 26 Dec 1928 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA.
John & Jennie children:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168B.1. Barbara Ann Worsham
b 29 Nov 1939 Danville, Pittsylvania Co, VA & m Keith William Herber
b 9 Apr 1937 Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199B.2. Shirley Jean Worsham b 2 May 1943 Danville, Pittsylvania Co, VA m
David Driskil Wilford b 8 Mar 1923 Lynch Station, Campbell, VA
& he d 21 Dec 1991 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA.
Dunnavant Worsham b 1806 Worsham, Prince Edward, VA. He is in the 1880
Staunton, Pittsylvania Co., VA census as A. D. Worsham age 74 b Virginia with his second
wife, Susie age 70 & a servant Mary East age 15.
Republican Grove, VA, 29 Mar 1905 letter from
Sallie A. Worsham to Mr. John Worsham Richmond, VA:
"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 Charles E. 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."
188.8.131.52.4.2.1. William Coleman Worsham
b 28 Nov 1829 (21-1850; 30-1860; 40-1870; 50-1880; Nov 1828-1900). Archibald
& Dolly were m 10 Dec 1828. If William Coleman Worsham was b 28 Nov
1828 then he was born before his parents were married. His year of birth
is likely 1829. The 29 Mar 1905
letter from Sallie A. Worsham states: (Pam Heaton, 2001)
"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 Charles E."
Therefore, William & Julia had an additional son named John.
Also in the 29 Mar 1905 letter from Sallie A. Worsham is
father, William C., is doubtless the oldest member of our branch of the Worsham
family. He is now seventy-six years old."
John William Worsham, 2005, wrote about his
great-grandfather William Coleman Worsham who served in the Civil War:
"…(he) was a
supply captain (owned a mill). We have his portrait in full uniform, sword, epaulets and
all. … We had an epaulet, though it has been misplaced in a recent move. The various
uniform items were distributed around the family, in the 1930's I think. No idea where the
sword is, but the portrait shows it. He lived in Southern Virginia, but I do not know his
unit, not even which army he was attached to."
William married 1st) Julia Ann Vaughan.
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).
John Wesley Worsham add as child of William Coleman
and Julia Ann Vaughan. VA
births has John Wesley Worsham, parents Wm. C. & Julia b 26 Oct 1857
Pittsylvania Co, VA (p. 79)
Daughter Worsham add as child of William Coleman
and Julia Ann Vaughan. VA births
has (fem) Worsham, parents Wm. C. & Julia, Dec 1861 Pittsylvania Co, VA (p.
Worsham add as child of William Coleman and Julia Ann Vaughan. VA births has (fem) Worsham, parents Wm. C. & Julia, Nov 1862
Pittsylvania Co, VA (p. 195)
William Henry Worsham b Sep 1867 of Pittsylvania, VA & d 1950
Miami, Dade, FL. William m Eudora Bradshaw Coates "Dora"
30 Aug 1980 Tarrant Co, TX. Dora b Aug 1875 of Pittsylvania, VA & d 1949 of Kearny,
Vivian C. Worsham b 1 Jul 1894 Halifax, VA & d Nov
1970 Miami, Miami-Dade, FL.
Willie Mae Worsham b 1 Nov 1896 Republician Grove,
Halifax, VA & d 4 Jul 1977 Miami, Dade, FL.
Bernice A. Worsham
Artie Henry Worsham m
Cecil Cliee Born Edwards & had three daughters, Martha, Jane & Sarah. He d a young man.
John William Worsham b 27 Apr 1906 Halifax Co., VA. He graduated from the University of Richmond and in 1932, from The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. After graduation he went to Texas with his closest friend, Randolph Lee Clark, Jr., who developed and ran the M. D. Anderson Hospital and Cancer Research Institute in Houston for 40 years. Randolph later became John's brother-in-law. John
Dorothy Esther Clark 1932 Cisco, TX who was b Oct 1913 Austin, TX d/o Randolph Lee Clark, Sr. Dorothy's grandfather, Randolph Clark, co-founded Texas Christian University
(TCU) with his brother Addison Clark.
Dr John Worsham built the hospital in Kenedy, Karnes, TX about 1936 where his son, John William Worsham,
was born. John was a young "country doctor" for a few years, then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, where he became only the third person in recorded history at that time to deliver a living child from a dead mother by emergency surgery.
Dr Worsham served in the U S Army Air Corps as a physician during World War II, moving in rank from 1st Lt through Capt to Major by war's end. He was an intense golfer and became close friends with cousin Lew Worsham. (See page 283) He had a distinguished medical career in San Antonio until he retired in 1972. His wife, Dorothy d at the age of 53 in San Antonio in May 1966. On 22 Dec 1966 he
Celeste Edwards, age 49 in Guadalupe Co., TX, he was age 60. She may be Celeste M. Worsham who d 13 Dec 1975 Victoria Co, TX. He d 8 Aug 1981.
John William Worsham, Jr. m 1st) Leslie Murray Evans &
Helen Ann Gibson. He earned the Ph. D. in psychology at Texas Tech University in May, 1969. He has been a clinical psychologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, at the Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa, AL, and served on the faculty of Texas Tech, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and was Director of Graduate Studies in Psychology at Trinity University. He is now active in the private clinical practice of psychology in San Antonio.
Worsham, III b Lubbock, TX m Jennifer Barnes in Austin, TX. John has a successful business designing and manufacturing custom lighting and calls himself "Texas
Lightsmith." He has an elaborate website "Texaslightsmith.com."
Children: Louella Sabine Worsham &
Ira Maxwell Worsham
184.108.40.206.4.4.1B.1.6.2. Linda Lee Worsham. The "Lee' comes from Capt. Roswell Lee,
C.S.A. as the Clarks are distantly related to Robert E. Lee. Linda was b in Waco, TX and lives in San Antonio, TX with her second husband, Charles Davis, Jr. She was invited four times to the White House for having the outstanding Foster Grandparent Program in the nation. She is now Director of Development for The Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital System.
Sallie Ann Worsham
b 30 Jul 1875 Pittsylvania Co, VA, d 22 Oct 1957 & bur Evergreen Cem., East Erwin, Unicoi Co, TN as d/o Wm C & Parthenia Payne Worsham. Her year of birth could be in error as the 1900 Census shows she was b Jul 1875 & her sister, Susan b Aug 1873.
Sallie Worsham letter dated March 29,
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 Charles E.
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 decendents 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
Samuel E Worsham was listed as E. Samuel on the 1880 Census age 5 with his parents William C. & Parthena Worsham. Sam Worsham is listed in the 1900 Pittsylvania Co., Census with wife Annie who was misread as Ami with a daughter Effie who is Samuel A. Worsham 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. on page 287 & s/o Thomas & Martha Worsham. Delete reference to Samuel E. as being in the 1900 Census with wife Ami & child Effie.
22.214.171.124.4.4.1B.6. Charles Edward Worsham
Heebler 1906 Henrico Co, VA. In
1920 Richmond, Henrico Co, VA cens were Chas. E. Worsham, wife Ruby age 38, and
Hattie M. Heckler (mil) age 74 VA.
Worsham b 22 Sep 1833. The 29 Mar 1905 letter from Sallie A. Worsham states "Henry Worsham
married Emma Green. They had
six children." The Worsham and
Washam Family History has Henry Worsham & Emma Green with 7 children.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Jessie Green Worsham
b 3 May 1874. He m Olivia Watson Johnson
"Ollie", 23 Jan 1907, Pittsylvania Co, VA. (VA mrg index Jesse
G. Worsham, Olivia V. Johnson, Pitts, 1907, p26). Olivia was the d/o Maria Simms "Lyla" Watson
& George W. Johnson who m 21 Dec
1862. George d. 23 Dec 1880. They had 5 children: Olivia Watson Johnson b 5 Dec
1876 Winston, NC; Carrie Pearson Johnson; Ormand Cook Johnson; Mildred Lee
Johnson; Irene Peterson Johnson. Maria Johnson m a Mr. Blair. They had no
children. (Gloria & Jim McCrary, 2001) Living with her son in law, Jesse G. Worsham,
is Maria S. Blair age 61 b VA in the 1910 Pittsylvania Co, VA cens. & the
1920 Pittsylvania Co, VA cens. as Mariah Blair age 71 b VA.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Henry Randolph Worsham m
Ethel Mae Blair d/o George Alexander Blair & Saluda Ardena Brumfield. Ethel d 1943. (Family records of Calvin Mitchell, Richmond, VA, 1999)
Photos from family pictures of Nancy Worsham Johndrow and scanned
and compiled by her husband, David Johndrow, 2008: Left is a child photo of Henry Randolph
Worsham. "He was mad because he had to dress up! This is John Worsham's father." On
right is Henry and Ethel Worsham. Family site at:
Henry Randolph & Ethel Mae
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Emma Dorothy Worsham b 13 Oct 1907 Pittsylvania, VA & m George E. Moorefield. Emma d 17 Aug 1999 Daytona Beach, Florida.
Ruth Louise Worsham b abt 1909 Pittsylvania, VA & m
Isla Tazewell Worsham b 11 Feb 1910 Pittsylvania, VA.
Henry Blair Worsham b 26 Aug 1911 Pittsylvania, VA & d 15
Dec 1978 Hurt, Pittsylvania, VA. Henry m Helen Fuller
Helen's obit is published
in 11 Aug 2007 News & Advance:
Helen Fuller Worsham, 90, of 785 Frank Worsham Road, Gretna, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007,
at her residence. Born Nov. 17, 1916, in Pittsylvania County she was a daughter of the
late Arthur Wood Fuller and Nora Dale Boaze Fuller. Mrs. Worsham was predeceased by her
husband, Henry Blair Worsham. She was an active member of Straightstone Baptist Church
where she held many positions including a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Worsham was a
retired teacher with the Pittsylvania County School system having taught at Renan School
and Mt. Airy Elementary for 43 years. She also enjoyed quilting and gardening. She is
survived by three daughters, Dale Phillips and husband, Daniel, of Altavista, Helen
Barbour and husband, Paul, of Gretna, and Ann Shortt and husband, Aaron, of Altavista;
six grandchildren, Jeffrey Phillips, Jimmy Phillips, Chris Barbour, Beth Thomas, Susan
Shortt, and Sara Shortt; and six great-grandchildren, Helen Phillips, Rachel Phillips,
Jacob Phillips, Dana Phillips, Joel Phillips, and Landon Thomas. Funeral services will
be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, Aug 13, 2007, at Straightstone Baptist Church by the Rev.
James Manuel. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends
at the residence. The family suggests memorials be made to Straightstone Baptist Church,
4660 Straightstone Road., Long Island, VA; or to the Renen Volunteer Fire Department,
232 Camp Branch Road., Gretna, VA. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of
Jesse Norman Worsham b 14 Oct 1914 Pittsylvania, VA & m Molly Ellen Sharp "Ellen". Ellen b 28 Nov 1921 &
d 13 Jun 1991 Manassas City, VA. Jessie d 2 Jun 2000 Manassas, VA.
His obit was published in the 5 Jun 2000 Richmond Times-Dispatch p B-2:
Lieutenant Colonel J. Norman Worsham, 88, of Manassas, VA, died Fri, Jun 2, 2000 after a long illness. Born Oct 14, 1914 in Pittsylvania Co, he was the son of the late, Henry Randolph Worsham and Ethel Blair Worsham. Colonel Worsham was married to the late Molly Ellen Sharp Worsham. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Henry Blair Worsham, Paul Dewey Worsham, Ruth Worsham Miller and Dorothy Worsham Moorefield. Colonel Worsham was a graduate of Renan High School, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, BS '41, and Duke University, MS '49. He is survived by his son, Randolph Stewart Worsham of Manassas; two brothers, John Worsham of New Bern, N.C., and Padgett Worsham of Gretna; two sisters, Isla T. Worsham and E. Mae Worsham of Falls Church; two sisters-in-law, Helen F. Worsham of Gretna and Louise B. Worsham of New Bern, N.C.; five nieces, Dale W. Phillips of Altavista, Ann W. Shortt of Altavista, Helen W. Barbour of Gretna, Wren M. Abramo of Arlington, and Nancy W. Fohndrow of Durham, N.C. Prior to attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Colonel Worsham was a farmer. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery. His assignments included command and staff positions within the artillery branch and profession of military science and tactics at Western Kentucky State University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and 48 months of combat. Colonel Worsham's decorations included the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. He was a member of the Pershing Rifles. Colonel Worsham entered a second career in education following his military career. He instructed mathematics at the Junior High School and Senior High School levels in Prince William County Schools. Visitation will be Monday, June 5, 2000 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home of Manassas, 8521 Sudley Rd., Manassas, Va. 20109.
Services will be at Straightstone Baptist Church in Straightstone, Va., on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 11 a.m.
Randolph Stewart Worsham b 5 Aug 1953 Wytheville, Wythe, VA
& d 7 Dec 2002 Manassas, Prince William, VA. His obit:
MANASSAS, Captain Randolph "Randy" Stewart Worsham, 49, of Manassas, died Sat, Dec 7, 2002 at his residence. Born Aug 5, 1953 in Wytheville, he was a son of the late J. Norman Worsham and Ellen Sharp Worsham. Mr. Worsham was a graduate of Elon College, a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas and was a Captain in the Army Reserve. He is survived by uncles and aunts, Frank Worsham of Gretna, John and Louise Worsham of New Bern, NC, Isla Worsham of Gretna, Mae Worsham of Gretna, Helen Worsham of Gretna, Gene and Lucille Phillips of Pala Alto, CA; cousins, Dale Phillips of Altavista, Helen Barbour of Gretna, Ann Shortt of Altavista, Nancy Johndrow of Durham, NC, Wren Abramo of Arlington and Tommy Phillips of Pala Alto, CA. Funeral services will be conducted Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at Straightstone Baptist Church. Burial with military honors by VFW Post 4165 and DAV Chapter 46 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of his uncle Frank Worsham, 785 Frank Worsham Road, Gretna.
John Wigginton Worsham b 4 Dec 1915 Pittsylvania, VA.
John enlisted for service in World War II on 3 Apr 1943 in
John m Louise Beaman 30 Sep 1958 New Bern, NC. Louise d 29 Jan 2003
Durham, Durham, NC.
Photo of John Worsham from family pictures of Nancy Worsham Johndrow. The picture was
scanned and compiled by her husband, David Johndrow, 2008.
NEW BERN - Louise Beaman Worsham, 78, died Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at Duke University Medical Center. Mrs. Worsham was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and was an organist for 40 years at Beech Grove United Methodist Church. She retired from the State of North Carolina. Louise was a devoted wife and a loving mother. She was a selfless and giving friend to all who knew her. Her life was a glorious blessing to everyone. Funeral services will be held Sat, Feb 1. Burial will follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery. She is survived by her husband John W. Worsham; one daughter, Nancy Louise Worsham Johndrow and husband, David, of Durham; one brother, Hopie Earl Beaman of New
John d Jun 4,
2003 as published in the 5 Jun 2003 New Bern Sun Journal:
John W. Worsham, 87, of New Bern died Tue, June 3, 2003, at Durham Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sat at Cotton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Arrangements by Cotton Funeral Home & Crematory
Ethel Mae Worsham b abt 1918 Pittsylvania, VA.
Child photo of Ethel Mae (Worsham) Blair from family pictures of
Nancy Worsham Johndrow. The picture was scanned and compiled by her husband, David
Paul Dewey Worsham b 7 Jun 1919 Pittsylvania, VA.
Paul enlisted for service in World War II on 3 Mar 1942 in
Richmond, VA. Paul d 4 Jun 1977
Hurt, Pittsylvania, VA. Photo of Paul Worsham from family pictures
of Nancy Worsham Johndrow. The picture was scanned and compiled by her husband, David
Frank Paggett Worsham b 12 Apr 1922 Pittsylvania, VA & m Helen E. Frank d 3 Apr 2003 Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA.
His obit appeared at NewsAdvance.com, 4 Apr 2003:
GRETNA - Frank P Worsham, 80, of 785 Frank Worsham Road, Gretna, died Thu, April 3, 2003, in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born Apr 12, 1922, in Pittsylvania Co, he was a son of the late Henry Randolph Worsham and Ethel Blair Worsham. Mr. Worsham was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters, H. Blair Worsham, J. Norman Worsham, Paul Worsham, Ruth Miller and Dorothy Moorefield. He was a farmer, a member and Deacon of Straightstone Baptist Church, a member and former Chief of the Renan Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of Polk Lodge #61 A.F. & A.M. Mr. Worsham is survived by a brother, John Worsham of Durham, NC; two sisters, Isla Worsham and Mae Worsham, both of Gretna; a sister-in-law, Helen Worsham of Gretna; five nieces, Dale Phillips of Altavista, Helen Barbour of Gretna, Ann Shortt of Altavista, Wren Abramo of Arlington and Nancy Johndrow of Durham, NC. Funeral services will be Sun, Apr 6, 2003, at Straightstone Baptist Church, Burial with Masonic rites in the church cemetery.
Worsham b 14 Oct 1835 m Mary Susan Lane 20 Nov 1866 Pittsylvania Co., VA. Mary b
9 Aug 1845 & d 16 Dec 1878. Thomas d 4 Jul 1917. Both are bur. Hubbard & Layne Cemetery
located Off Rt 601, down a dirt road and across Straitstone Creek. (Pittsylvania County
Cemeteries, p 19) A 29
Mar 1905 letter from Sallie A. Worsham states "Thomas Worsham married Susan
Layne and they had seven children."
The Worsham and Washam Family History has Thomas Worsham & Susan Lane
with 6 children & below we have another child who may have died at birth.
Perrow Worsham b d. 17 Nov 1893 bur. Hubbard & Lane Cem. Anna b 25 Sep 1868 & d.
21 Aug 1945 Pittsylvania Co, VA. John m Anna
Yates 5 Dec 1886 Pittsylvania Co, VA. After John died Anna m William
Letcher Watlington 22 Dec 1896 Pittsylvania Co, VA. William b 18 Oct
1850 Pittsylvania Co, VA & d 7 Apr 1921 Pittsylvania Co, VA (Edward
Brackett, 2004) William s/o John A. Watlington & Elizabeth Dalton. They are
listed on the 1910 Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co, VA census, pg 2B. William
L. is age 59 married 3 times, m 12 years. Anna L. is age 41 married 2 times, m 12 years, 7 children, 6 living. Her dau Jony Worsham age 16 is living with them.
William & Anna are on the 1920 Staunton River, Pittsylvania, VA census p 2B.
William L. is age 65 and Anna is age 41. FamilySearch.com has that William m 1st)
Sarah A. Bullington 26 Jan 1871 Pittsylvania Co, VA & 2nd)
Martha R. Vasser 16 Feb 1881 Pittsylvania Co, VA. Anna b 25 Sep
1868 & d. 21 Aug 1945. As wife of J. P. Worsham, W. L. Watlington is bur Hubbard & Lane
Worsham b Mar 1878 Pittsylvania, VA. In VA births she is listed as "female Worsham, parents Henry &
Emma, Mar 1878, Pittsylvania, p 495."
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. Grace Mae Worsham. Buried Edge Hill Baptist Church Cem, Campbell Co, VA Grace Worsham Roby Nov
13, 1887 Sep 14, 1950 & Isaac Thomas Roby Oct 12, 1882 Nov 5, 1941. (Ed Jones, 2000)
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Ellen O. Worsham
b 20 Jun 1876 d
16 Oct 1888 bur Hubbard & Lane Cem.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Mary M. Worsham
"Molly" b Nov 1879 may be the d/o Thomas Worsham & Mary
Susan Lane. She is the neice of Oba or Obrey H. Hubbard in the 1880 & 1900
Pittsylvania Co, VA cens. (See page 296, 126.96.36.199.4.4.8.)
Dunnavant Worsham b 26 Jun 1840. The
29 Mar 1905 letter from Sallie A. Worsham states "Archebald married Lelia
Carr; they had eight children." The Worsham and Washam Family History has
9 children & below we
have another child who may have died at birth.
John Worsham b Jun 1880
Pittsylvania Co., VA. In the
Worsham and Washam Family History Thomas Worsham (188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)
and John Worsham (220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168) are
the same person. VA births has
Thomas J Worsham, parents A. D. & Lelia J, Jun 1880 Pittsylvania, p.572.
James Paul Worsham b 10 Apr 1886 Renan, VA & d 29 Dec 1971
Cascade, Pittsylvania, VA. He m Annie Willard E Land
d/o James Franklin Land & Clara D A Ragland. Annie b 19 Nov 1895 Danville, VA, & d 30 Dec
1975 Danville, VA.
James Paul Worsham b abt 1917 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA.
When he enlisted 3 Sep 1941 in Roanoke, VA into the Army, James, single, had 2 years of
college and worked as a bookkeeper. He was a First Lieutenant when he d abt 1945
in WW II.
Marion Land Worsham b 19 Jul 1919 Danville, Pittsylvania,
VA. She m William A Tracy.
Children: James Worsham
Tracy, Kay RunkleTracy, William AllenTracy and Robert Carr Tracy.
Charlotte Gwendolyn Worsham b 26 May 1921 Danville,
Pittsylvania, VA & d 10 Dec 1982 Tarrant, TX. She m William
Ashton Griffith b 8 Aug 1919 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA & d 24 Jan 1997
Arlington, Tarrant, TX. The 26 Jan 1997 Fort Worth Star-Telegram, p8:
ARLINGTON: William Ashton Griffith, D.O., 77, a retired osteopathic physician, died
Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at home. Funeral: Mon at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial:
Laurel Land Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Jan Wallace, Russell Reston, Glenn Julius,
Paul Young, Dick Jeskie, Dr. Paul Saperstein, John Nelson and Brad McDavid. Memorials:
Vitas Hospice and Advent Lutheran Church; and the Osteopathic Health Foundation. Dr.
William Griffith was born Aug 8, 1919, in Philadelphia. In 1940, he received his B.A.
from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon
fraternity. He received his doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine in 1944 and was in family practice in Philadelphia until moving to Fort Worth
in 1955. While in Philadelphia, he married the former Charlotte Worsham, who died in
1982. He was board certified in family practice in Fort Worth until his retirement in
1986. He had been Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the
University of North Texas Health Science Center and was past chairman of that
department. He was a founding member of the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas
Corporation and was active on many committees and boards of O.M.C.T. and was
instrumental in its progress and success. Dr. Griffith was a volunteer in medically
related charitable organizations including several Fort Worth night shelters and the
Presbyterian night shelter while serving as a medical missionary to several
underserved countries. He had been active in the Texas Archaeological Society and was
an avid collector and authority of American Indian artifacts. He was a Mason 50 years
in Blue Lodge 384 and a member of the Lion's Club, program chairman of Optimists Club
of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Air Power Council and former member of Colonial Country
Club. Survivors: Wife, Jean; daughters, Rebecca Jordan of Aledo, Hope Matthews of Fort
Worth and Martha Herzer of Dallas; step-children, Jennie Cook, David Moebus and Chuck
Moebus; brother, Harold Griffith of San Antonio.
Helen Hope Worsham b Jan 1925 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA &
m Arthur Neil Zipp 30 Dec 1959 Tarrant, TX.
Worsham b Danville, Pittsylvania, VA & m
V. Burke Summers.
Frank Worsham b 11 Jun 1888 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
Worsham b 9 Nov 1892 Pittsylvania Co, VA. VA births has Bessie Worsham (twin), parents A. D. & Lelia J,
Worsham b 9 Nov 1892 Pittsylvania Co, VA. Va births has Lessie Worsham
(twin), parents A. D. & Lelia J, p
Archibald Dunnavant Worsham & Lelia Jane Carr:
William Victor Worsham. He is in the 1920
Elizabeth City Census age 42. His wife, Bessie is age 30 & their son,
Herman E. Worsham is age 6.
Louise C. Worsham b abt 1908 of Elizabeth City, VA.
Herman Ernest Worsham b 17 Oct 1913 of Elizabeth
City, VA. He m Olivia Cecile Wyatt 6 Sep 1938 Buncombe Co, NC. She
was b abt abt 1917 of Danville, VA. He d 11 May 1997 Tampa, Hillsborough,
Kemper Worsham b abt 1923 of Danville, VA.
Eva G. Worsham b 3 Jan 1879 Pittsylvania, VA, m
Firth C. Smith 1907 Pittsylvania, VA. He
was b abt 1879.
Thomas John Worsham “Tommy” b May 1880
Pittsylvania, VA, d 5 Jun 1896 Pittsylvania, VA.
Jennie M. Worsham b 23 Apr 1882 Pittsylvania, VA.
Nina F. Worsham b Mar 1885 Pittsylvania, VA, d 28
Aug 1915 Pittsylvania, VA.
James Paul Worsham b 10 Apr 1886 Pittsylvania, VA,
d 29 Dec 1971 Cascade, Pittsylvania, VA. He m Annie
E. Land 25 Apr 1916 Danville, VA. She was b 1890 & d 1975. In 1918 Paul was a
locomotive engineer with the Southern Railway Co, and had blue eyes & brown hair.
Paul Worsham & Annie L. are in the 1920 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA Census. He is age
32 & she is age 24 with their children: James P.
Worsham age 2 l/12 & Marion L. Worsham age 5/12. The 5 Jul 1929 Bee (Danville,
"Mrs J P Worsham and children, Charlotte and Helen Holt, are spending
several weeks in Halifax"
James Paul Worsham b abt 1917 Danville, VA.
During World War II, he died in service as a 1st Lt. in the Army.
Marion L. Worsham b abt 1919 Danville, VA.
Charlotte Gwendolyn Worsham b 26 May 1921 Danville, VA &
she d Dec 1982 of Ft Worth, TX. She m William
Ashton Griffith b 8 Aug 1919 Philadelphia, PA & d 25 Jan 1997
Arlington, Tarrant, TX. He received his doctorate from the Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1944 and was in family practice in
Philadelphia until moving to Fort Worth in 1955.
Helen Hope Worsham b Jan 1925 Danville, VA. She m 1st)
William A. Tracy & 2nd) Arthur Neil
George Frank Worsham b 11 Jun 1888 Straightstone,
Pittsylvania, VA. According to Amy Tenney, his name is Frank George
Worsham & b 11 Oct 1888 Straightstone, Pittsylvania, VA m 1st) Mary
Luce Scarce 25 Dec 1909 Pittsylvania Co., VA. He is age 30 on the
1920 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA Census & Mary is age 30. Her sister,
Mamie Scarce age 25 is living with them. He d 23 Dec 1952 Charlotte, NC.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1. Virginia Worsham b 1914
Pittsylvania Co., VA. (6-1920)
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2. Doris Worsham b 1919
Pittsylvania Co., VA. (6/12-1920)
Eulalia J. Worsham "Lelia" b 11 Sep 1890
Pittsylvania, VA. She m. James L. Abbott 26
Apr 1916 Danville, VA. He was a tobacco buyer, b abt 1887 VA & died
Dorothy J. Abbott, Lelia Gladys Abbott, Harvey W. Abbott, & James L. Abbott.
One childs obit in the Johnson City Press (TN) 7 Jan 2003, reads:
Gladys Abbot Cabaniss, 83, 3906 Brickey Lane, d Mon, Jan 6, 2003, Johnson City
Medical Center. Mrs. Cabaniss was a Danville, Va, native and had lived for many
years in Newport News, Va, before moving to Johnson City in 1992. She was a
daughter of the late James and Lelia Worsham Abbot. Mrs. Cabaniss was preceded
in death by her husband, Floyd Cabaniss, in 1997; one sister, Dorothy Baker; and
two brothers, Harvey Abbot and James Abbot.”
Bessie Worsham b 9 Nov 1892 Pittsylvania, VA, d bef 1900.
Lessie Worsham b 9 Nov 1892 Pittsylvania, VA, d bef
John Worsham b 15 Dec 1894 Pittsylvania, VA, d bef
220.127.116.11.4.4.7. Essex David Worsham
b 5 May 1842 m Judith Ann Hubbard. A
29 Mar 1905 letter from Sallie A. Worsham states "Essex married Martha
Hubbard, they had seven children." The
"Worsham and Washam Family History" has Essex Worsham m Judith Ann
Hubbard instead of Martha Hubbard and 11 children. In the 1870 Pittsylvania
Co, VA census, Martha Hubbard is living with Essex & Judith. Martha was b
abt 1808 VA is Judith's mother. Judith's father was Joel Hubbard Jr b abt
1799 VA. Pictured (left) is Judith Ann Hubbard with her grandson Cyrus Gover Short, son of Bessie Mae Worsham &
Whitfield Short. Picture from Janice Canody &
Lisa Worsham Kipps-Brown,
2000. She m Essex David Worsham b 5 May 1842 Pittsylvania Co, VA. He served in the Civil War. Essex
m Judith Ann Hubbard 5 Mar 1867 Pittsylvania Co. He is age 23 s/o Arch D & Dolly Worsham. She is age 21 d/o
Joel Hubbard & Martha Hubbard. Judith b 7 Nov 1845 Pittsylvania Co. In the 1870 Pittsylvania
Co Census living with the family is
Martha Hubbard, age 62. Essex applied for a Civil War Pension in 1902 for serving in VA Co G, 53rd regiment, Pickett's
division. This photo (right) was taken in front of an old
tobacco barn. Essex David Worsham with his grandchildren: (l to r) Lewis Elmer Worsham,
Freda Myrl Worsham, Hazel Cleo Worsham "Peggie", Iva Margaret Worsham & Virgil G. Worsham.
Picture from Lisa Worsham Kipps-Brown, 2000.
Herman Worsham b 17 Aug 1894 Whitley Co, KY &
d 19 Apr 1984 Kettering, Montgomery, Ohio. He m Dorothy Rattray
b 20 Jun 1906 &
d 15 Jan 2002 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio.
announcement was published in the 6 Dec 1936 New York Times.
Robert Bruce Worsham b 11 Aug 1869 Pittsylvania, VA.
Robert m Lelia
Edmonds b 21 Nov 1884. Inconsistencies exist in Robert's birth. VA birth records recorded
his birth, son of E. D & Judith A. Worsham, as 11 Aug 1869 Pittsylvania Co.
The 1900 census lists his birth as Aug 1871. He apparently had a sister who was
born 15 Aug 1869. Robert & Lelia married about 1906 probably in Pittsylvania Co,
VA. In 1910 the family lived in Whitley Co, KY & in 1920 they lived in Harlan, Harlan
Co, KY. In the History of Kentucky, Vol 4, p419; dated 1922, Robert was a locomotive
engineer in the service of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and resided at Holland,
Kentucky. By 1930 the family had moved to Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co, VA. Robert
Bruce Worsham died 1 Jul 1945 Lynchburg, VA & Lelia d Jul 1972 VA.
Children: (Frieda W. Kipps,
Elwood Herman Worsham b 12 Feb 1909 in Whitley, KY & d Mar
1968 in Washington, DC. Elwood m Alice
Frances Lane in 1927 Pittsylvania, VA. Alice was b abt 1910.
Edmond Worsham "Jim" b 6 Dec 1929 Pittsylvania, VA & d 10 Feb 1999 Gretna,
Pittsylvania, VA. James m Helen Marie Brady b 29
Jul 1934 in Washington, DC & d 19 Apr 2008 in Lothian, Anne Arundel, MD.
James Edmond Worsham, 69,
of 12608 Rockford School Road, Gretna, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at his home.
Born Dec. 6, 1929 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Edmond and Allie
Lane Worsham. He was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church in Maryland and a
self-employed paint contractor. He is survived by two daughters, Rosemarie Roby and
Susan Frances Smith, both of Lothian, Md.; three grandchildren; two aunts, Louise
Crews of Gretna and Virginia Ruth Linskey of Arlington; two nephews, Gary Adriani
and Mark Adriani, both of Maryland; three cousins, Kaye Crews, Clay Crews, and Butch
Crews; and many friends and family members. A private family memorial service will
be held at a later date. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista, is in charge of the
Helen Marie Dixon, 73, a
resident of Lothian for 30 years, died of natural causes
April 19 in her home after
a month-long illness.
Mrs. Dixon was born July
29, 1934, in Washington, D.C.
She worked as a title
abstractor for a title company.
She enjoyed watching
birds, crosswords puzzles, collectibles and history.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Henry "Buddy" Dixon.
Survivors include four
daughters, Rose Marie Roby of Beverly Hills, Fla., Susan Smith and Wendy McCready of
Lothian and Lee Lyons of North Point, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Betty Jean Gribble of
French Creek, W.Va.; one brother, William Brady of Lothian; two sisters, Dorothy
Clark of Lady Lake, Fla., and Mary Alice Siddeley of Alexandria, Va.; two
half-sisters, Queenie Green of Fredericksburg, Va., and Kitty Napier of Templeton,
Mass.; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may
visit at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Southern Memorial Gardens, 10155 Ward Road in Dunkirk.
Funeral services will follow at noon, and interment will be at 1 p.m. Arrangements
are by Raymond-Wood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Ruth Worsham
b abt 1907 of Pittsylvania, VA.
Robert Clinton Worsham b abt 1907 of Pittsylvania, VA m Earle
Booker 1925 Pittsylvania, VA.
Harriman Worsham b abt 1910 Whitley, KY
William Glen Worsham b abt 1912 of Harlan,
Lewis A. Worsham b 26 Jun 1914 Bell, KY
Foster Worsham b 26 Feb 1917 Harlan, Harlan,
Mildred Evelyn Worsham b 8 Aug 1919 Harlan,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.9. Walter Lee Worsham
b 5 Jul 1923 Harlan, KY & d 13 Jun 1998 Salem, Salem, VA
Virginia R. Worsham b abt 1926 of Staunton River,
Worsham, unnamed daughter. VA birth records
has a female Worsham, dau of E. D. & Judith A. Worsham, born 15 Aug 1869
Pittsylvania Co, p65
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Archibald Joel Worsham's
wife is Rosa Lee Worsham
b 1 Dec 1881 & d Oct 1972 Washington, DC. They were m 1901 in Pittsylvania
Co, VA. (See 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Page 282)
Cora Bernice Worsham
b 5 Nov 1902 Pittsylvania Co, VA & d Aug 1970 of Flintstone, Allegany,
MD. (7-1910; 17-1920; 27-1930) She m Sherman
Cecil Twigg 1921 in Newport News, VA.
In 1930 they lived in Rawlings, Allegany Co, MD. Sherman b abt 1903 MD &
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2. Susan Florence
Worsham "Pat" b 11 Jul 1906
Pittsylvania Co, VA & d 18 Feb 1990 of Bethesda, Montgomery, MD. (5-1910; 15-1920;
25-1930) She m Robert
Ernest Wood b 16 Feb 1898 & d 8 Sep
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3. Eva Wilma Worsham
"Billie" b 5 May 1907 Pittsylvania Co, VA & d 22 Feb 1988 of Upper
Marlboro, Prince Georges, MD. (3-1910; 13-1920) She m Harold
Vernon Daniels 1929 Danville, VA.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4. Archer Melvin Worsham
"Archie" b 13 Oct 1908
Pittsylvania Co, VA & d Aug 1966 Washington, DC. (age not reported 1910;
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.5. Robert Essex Worsham
b 6 Jul 1912 Pittsylvania Co, VA & d Jul
1983 of Montgomery, MD.
(7-1920; 18-1930) His wife was Alice Clark who was born 12 Mar 1916 Bowie, MD.
This picture of Alice Clark
Worsham from her obit appeared in The Washington Post, 12 Jan 2005:
Alice Worsham of Glen Echo, MD passed away on Sun, Jan 9, 2005.
She was a long time member of the Glen Echo Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. She was
the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Worsham; mother of Robert E. Worsham, Jr. of
Palm Desert, CA, C. Joan Miles of Gaithersburg, MD, William E. Worsham of
Chambersburg, PA and the late Rosemary Worsham. Also survived by seven grandchildren
and twelve great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Pumphrey's Colonial
Funeral Home, 300 West Montgomery Avenue (Rte 28 just off I-270, exit 6-A) Rockville,
MD on Thu, Jan 13, where service will be held on Fri, Jan 14. Interment Gate of Heaven
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.6. Samuel Lyle Worsham
b 15 Dec 1915 Pittsylvania Co, VA & d Jul 1979 Washington, DC. (4-1920).
He was in the service of the government and resided at Newport News, VA.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.7. Jack Worsham
m Christine. (Frieda W Kipps, 2000) Christine R b 29 Jul 1908 & d 2
Jan 1996 of Gaithersburg, Montgomery, MD. (SSDI)
Leonard Isaac Worsham m Lula
Jane Layne instead of Lida J Layne d/o Jennings T Layne & Elizabeth Jane Stevens.
Lula b 28 Sep 1881 & d 17 Jun 1950 & bur Level Run, VA. Leonard Isaac Worsham d 16 Oct
1954 & bur Level Run, VA. (Frieda W Kipps,
Children: Additional information: (Frieda
W Kipps, 2000)
(was 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.) Picture of Robert Walter
Worsham born 1 Mar 1900,
30 Apr 1971, married Lucy Montgomery 26 Dec 1924. Lucy b 1 Jan 1904 & d 12 Aug 1990 Danville, VA. Children: Bernice Cleo Worsham b 9 Mar 1926
m William T Doss who was b 2 Aug 1921 & d 7 Oct 1995; Lula Mae Worsham b 22 Jun 1928 & d 3 Jun 1998
m Carl Woodrow Francis who was b 21 Jan 1926 & d 21 Aug 1992; Robert Lacy Worsham b 26 Feb 1931 &
never married, Allen Tune Worsham b 21 Dec 1933 & d 1 Jul 1944 of polio.
Picture is of Robert Walter
Worsham from Lisa Worsham
Kipps-Brown & Frieda Murrell Worsham Kipps, 2000
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2. Jessie Mae Worsham b 23 Jun 1901
m Jim Floyd Short, Sr. 17
Jan 1926 & d 5
Sep 1992. Jim b 6 Oct 1905 & d 15 Dec 1978. Children: Jim Floyd Short, Jr. b 10 Aug 1927 &
m 1st) Dora Rovena Marshall 11 Oct 1952 & m 2nd) Sarah E. Webb 18 Aug 1982, Carl Edward Short b 1 Jun 1929 & d 6 May 1985 never married, Wilbur Dean Short (twin)
m 1st) Joyce Greathouse & m 2nd) Deronda Miniard Hudgins, Wilma Jean Short (twin) m 1st) William Roy Harrison &
m 2nd) Lenny Crupnick (div), Nancy Margaret Short m Thomas Malcolm Roberts who was b 27 Jul 1924 & d 25 Sep 1994, David Lee Short
m 1st) Jean Williams & m 2nd)
Tammy. Picture of Jessie Mae W. Short, Bernard Thornton Worsham, Iva Margaret W. Mayhew, Leonard Isaac Worsham, Hazel Cleo "Peggie" W. Edwards - Pittsylvania County,
VA. Picture from Lisa Worsham Kipps-Brown & Frieda Murrell Worsham Kipps, 200o.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3. Bernard Thornton
Worsham b 2 Sep 1902 m Della
Dec 1928 Chatham, VA & d 12 Jan 1966 of Halifax Co, VA. Della b 23 Mar 1905
& d 12 Dec 1992. (Lisa Worsham Kipps-Brown, 2000) Children: Frieda
Murrell Worsham m Glenn Woodrow Kipps 19 May 1956. Glen b 19 Dec 1926 & d
31 Mary 1995; Glola Florence Worsham m 1st) Curtis Bethel Samuel Church 12 Apr
1952. Curtis b 1 Nov 1935 & d 18 Oct 1983. Glola m 2nd) Herman Franklin
Osborne, Sr. 5 Aug 1967. Herman b 27 Jul 1941 & d 20 Mar 1992; Janey Frances
Worsham b 29 Dec 1937 & d 20 Oct 1962, never married. Picture of Bernard Thornton
Worsham (son of Leonard Isaac Worsham) and Della Graves Worsham, Dec. 28, 1928, the day after their
Frieda Worsham Kipps, daughter of Bernard Thornton Worsham and
granddaughter of Leonard Isaac Worsham, Bernard was one of the first independent tractor-trailer owner-operators in the early 30's.
In picture, Frieda is standing on his load of lumber where they lived in Halifax Co, VA about 1936. Leonard was a sawmill owner-operator in Pittsylvania
On horse: Janey Frances, Glola Florence, and Frieda Murrell - daughters of Bernard
Thornton Worsham, Halifax County, VA. Adults: Hazel Cleo "Peggie" W. Edwards and Lula Jane Lane Worsham, daughter and wife of Leonard Isaac Worsham, Pittsylvania Co, VA. Front row kids: Donald & Phyllis Edwards, children of "Peggie" Edwards. Pittsylvania Co, VA, early 1940's.
from Lisa Worsham Kipps-Brown & Frieda Murrell Worsham Kipps, 2000.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4. Hazel Cleo Worsham "Peggie"
b 9 Mar 1911
m 1st) Talmadge Edwards
1932 & d 5 Oct 1993. Talmadge b 6 Jul 1908 & d 29 Dec 1957. Hazel m 2nd) Willie Parrish Hutcherson who was b 1 Jun
1907 & d 18 Jul 1976. (Lisa Worsham Kipps-Brown, 2000) Children:
Phyllis Yvonne Edwards m J W Dalton, Donald Ray Edwards "Buck" m
Edith White Bowling 10 May 1963. Buck d 31 May 1998.
Freda Myrl Worsham b 31 Dec 1912 & d 30 Aug 1926, never married.
Iva Margaret Worsham b 19 Jan 1915 m Clarence Terry Mayhew 4 May 1935 & d 10 Apr 1989. Clarence b 10 May 1914 & d 9 Mar 1988. Children: Imogene Mayhew
m Kenneth Benton; Patsy Lou Mayhew m Earl Wesley Slye; Stanley Clarence Mayhew "Bud"
m Glenda Bourne; Phillip Ray Mayhew m 1st) unknown & 2nd) Sandra Miller "Sandy" who was b 8 Aug 1941 & d 3 May 1992; Robert Ronald Mayhew "Bobby;" James Wayne Mayhew "Jimmy"
m Nancy Keener.
(was 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.) Hallie Florence Worsham d 13
Feb 1966 m Abner
G. Milam 1904 Danville, VA. Abner b 14 May 1876, d 21 Jul 1960 &
bur St Andrews Meth Church, Mt Airy, VA.
Mary M. Worsham b Nov 1879 may
not be a dau. of Essex David Worsham & Judith Ann Hubbard. She is the niece
of Oba or Obrey H Hubbard in the 1880 & 1900 Pittsylvania Co, VA cens. She
may be the d/o Thomas Worsham & Mary Susan Lane (see page 292,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Irene Lena Worsham
In picture below is
Virgil G, Irene
(also see page 283), Iva Margaret, Judith Ann, Essex David & Jessie Worsham at the home of Essex David & Judith Ann. Family on pg.
Picture is from Lisa Worsham
Kipps-Brown & Frieda Murrell Worsham
Kipps, 2000. On right is Irene's obit published in the 2 Sep 1989 Washington
126.96.36.199.4.5. (was 188.8.131.52.4.3.) Elizabeth Worsham b abt 1803 of Pittsylvania, VA. (47-1850;
62-1860; 66-1870) Elizabeth m William T. Smith 7 Oct 1835 in
Pittsylvania, Virginia. They are in the 1850 Northern District, Pittsylvania, VA
census, 1860 North District, Pittsylvania, VA census and the 1870 Subdivision North of Dan
River, Pittsylvania, VA census.
Elizabeth Fannie Smith b abt 1838 in Pittsylvania, VA & d 1917 of Pittsylvania,
VA. Elizabeth m Charles Henry Colbert in Pittsylvania
Co, VA. Charles b abt 1831 of Pittsylvania, VA & d 1865 of Pittsylvania, VA.
Charles H Colbert was a private in the Confederate 21st Virginia Infantry.
Winnifred Colbert "Winney" b 9 Jul 1858 Pittsylvania, VA & d 24 Oct 1924.
Charles William Colbert b May 1860 Pittsylvania, VA.
Thomas Jackson Colbert b 12 Sep 1862 Pittsylvania, VA & d
184.108.40.206.4.6. Sallie Worsham b abt 1811 of Pittsylvania,
Heaton, 2001, a descendant of Willie Mae Worsham (daughter of William H. Worsham
page 289, 220.127.116.11.4.2.1B.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, 18.104.22.168.4.2.1B.4) the dau of William
Coleman Worsham. Sallie is named
in this 29 Mar 1905 letter stating Sallie is a daughter of Essex:
"and Sallie never married."
22.214.171.124.6. Mary Worsham
b abt 1761 Amelia Co, VA. (Page 296)
126.96.36.199.7. Ann Worsham
b abt 1762 Amelia Co, VA m Mr Gill bef 1780 Amelia Co, VA. (Page 296)