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220.127.116.11.4.2.2. John Dickey Worsham. Confederate
Research Sources Vol 3 W, p 1165; Worsham, J D, Pvt Sergt Co A, 4th La
Inf Enlisted May 25, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Oct, 1862. Roll
Nov and Dec, 1862, Absent, detached service at Clinton, La. Rolls Jan 1863
to Aug 1864 Present. Roll to Feb 28, 1865, Absent, wounded Aug 31, 1864, in
right hip. From Cottonwood Cem, Lottie, Pointe Coupee Pa, LA records: Sgt. J D
Worsham, Co S 4 La Inf CSA, b 12-4-1836, d 7-12-1896. According to Pointe
Coupee Parish History, Riffel, 1983, p352, John Dickey Worsham, b 1834 East
Feliciana & d 1888 Fordoche. Children:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Miss Worsham b abt 1867 of East Feliciana, LA
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Clarence Worsham
b May 1876
of Pointe Coupee, LA. (43-1920)
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Ganfer Worsham
b Apr 1878 of
Pointe Coupee, LA.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 John Henry Worsham
b Apr 1880
of Pointe Coupee, LA, m Mary L. abt 1906. Children: Williard H. Worsham,
Percy O. Worsham, George E. Worsham, Olive A. Worsham, Mary H. Worsham.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Mary Worsham
b 14 Oct 1884 of
Pointe Coupee, LA, d 31 Aug 1949, bur Roark Stewart Fam Cem, Marion, Union Pa, LA. She m
184.108.40.206.2.3. William Thomas Worsham "Bill"
b 5 Jan 1836 East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana &d 3 MAR 1922 in
Iola, Grimes, Texas.
He was captured at Vicksburg, MS and is listed on a Roll of Prisoners of War
paroled at Vicksburg, MS 4 Jul 1863 (correct year) Confederate Research
Sources Vol 3, p 1165 Worsham, William, Sergt. Pvt. Co. A, 27th La. Inf. En.
Camp Moore. Mar 29, 1862. Roll May and Jun, 1862, Present or absent not
stated. Rolls from Jul, 1862, to Dec, 1862, Present. Federal Rolls of
Prisoners of War, Captured and paroled at Vicksburg, MS, Jul 4, 1862.
History of Grimes Co., TX, Grimes Co. TX, Grimes Co. Hist. Com., Taylor
Publishers, Dallas, TX 1982 p 150 by Frank Worsham, Sr:
William "Bill" Worsham.
William Thomas Worsham was born in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 1839
and married Tennessee "Tennie" Rogilla, daughter of Joseph and J.
E. Rogilla. William's parents' names are unknown at this time, the story is
that three Worsham brothers came from Ireland and settled in Louisiana.
William's brother, Richard, lived in New Orleans, his sister, Mary Leah,
married Billy Drenk. Tennie's father's family came from Spain and settled
near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is said that Tennie had beautiful blonde
hair and blue eyes.
William and Tennie came to Galveston,
Texas by ocart in 1880. They lived many years near Iola and are buried at
Lake Grove Cemetery. (Mesa Community) Tennie was a schoolteacher at
Independence. Their children: James M married Alice Hensley, C. Bunyan
married Maggie Hensley. Thomas Jefferson married twice, both unknown, died
Feb. 1962. William Henry married Marandel Blume, then her sister, a widow,
Frances "Fannie" Christine Blume Goodman; Harriet Josephine "Hallie"
married Isham "Tone" Davis; Rogilla "Houlie (pron. Whjo-lee)
married Jack Yeager. Lizzie married John Colson.
William Henry and Marandel had eight
children Walter, Ruble; Luster J; Russell P.; Albert C; Henry P.; Lear, who
married Mills Josey; a son who died at birth. Marandel is buried in Bell
County, Texas. William Henry married Fannie (Marandel's sister) after his
first wife's death. They were the daugters of Delaney Looney and Darling
William Henry and Fannie had ten
children: James Frank married Gladys Maudelie Hudspeth, daughter of Frances
Amelia Rey and William "Bell" Moore Hudspeth of Brazos County,
Woodrow Wilson married Ada, Allen S. married Galetha Ellen Cobb, Tennie
married Wallace Hadan Miller, Delaney "Dee" married Geeter Boyd
Elmore, Bessie married Edwin C. Bullock, Dorothy married Clovis Putnam, two
childred died at an early age.
James Frank and Maudelle had five
children: Gladys Nell married Walter Allen, then Fred P. Miller. Frances
Vivian married Lon Mahlan Putnam, James Frank, Jr. married Edna Lou Jones,
daughter of Thomas R and Essie Jones, formerly of Richards, Elizabeth Jewell
married William F. Grove, Rev Moore "Dick" married Mary Maude
Creed of Bexar, Texas.
220.127.116.11.4.2.3B.1. William Henry Worsham b 27 Jan 1865
LA. He d 10 Aug 1924. William & his wife Fannie Christine are bur Alexander Methodist Church Cem, Brazos Co, TX. Frances Blume, d/o Darling Pickney Blume & Delaney Evans Looney, m 1st) Sol
& Marandel children:
children: Henry Roger Josey; Robert Lee Josey; Clifford Josey.
b 24 Oct 1887 Navasota, Grimes, TX & m Claudie E J Milson b 20 Apr 1893 &
she d 10 May 1975 Borger,
James William Worsham b 4 Oct 1912 Brazos, TX & d 6 Jul
1977 in Tatum, Rusk, Texas.
Miranda Ellen Worsham b 5 Dec 1913 Brazos, TX & d 24 May
1996 Gainsville, Cooke, TX.
Jimmie Boyd Worsham b 28 Sep 1915 Goree, Knox, TX & d 13
Jan 1999 in Smithville, Bastrop, TX. He m 1st) Anna Geneva Cooper
12 Nov 1939 and they had a child: Sharon Ann Worsham. Geneva later m)
James Elvin Griffin.
Geneva Griffin, of Lubbock,
passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, April
13, 2009, at Resthaven Memorial Park. A memorial
be held at Westmont Christian Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Clint Stephenson officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 - 6 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2009, at
Resthaven Funeral Home.
Geneva was born Aug. 2,
1918, in Matador, to Ivy Odella Hodges and James Juryens Cooper. Geneva's aunt, Nora
C. Cooper, was memorialized by the State of Texas as the first child born to a Pioneer
family in an all Native American area, Motley County. Graduating as Valedictorian of
Matador High School in 1936, she continued her education at Texas Wesleyan College in
Fort Worth and later attended Draughon's Business College in Lubbock. She engaged in a
lifetime of ranching. She married Jimmie Boyd Worsham Nov. 11, 1939. On July 23, 1971,
Geneva married James Elvin Griffin.
Geneva worked for the ASCS
in Stinnett, Texas, as well as in Aspermont and Crosbyton, where she retired in 1979.
Geneva was a member of Westmont Christian Church. She was also a member of the Or-der
of the Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron for the Stinnett chapter and later for
the Floydada chapter. While in Stinnett, she served as Worthy Advisor to the Rainbow
Girls chapter and as Sunday school superintendent for the First Christian Church for
Survivors include her
husband, James Griffin; her daughter, Sharon Cobb of Lubbock; her son, Leonard "Tex"
Selvidge and wife Jo Ann of Clarendon; three step-children, Ronnie Griffin and wife
Belynnda, Donna Irvin and husband Rick, and Tyana Griffin of Stinnett, Texas.
Jimmie m 2nd) Frances
V. Parnell 19 Feb 1970 Decatur, Wise, TX.
b 13 Jan 1890, d 12 Oct 1969 Irving, Dallas, TX (TX Death Index-widowed) m Vera
Mae Wetsel the d/o James Henry Wetsel & Clellan Mattie Skiles.
Children: Henry Harrison Worsham, Louise Worsham, D. Worsham, Alma Clellen Worsham, Ella
S. Worsham, Effie Mae Worsham, Mabel Lea Worsham & Hubert Dee Worsham.
19 Oct 1918 who was b 17 Oct 1900 d Jul 1982 Houston, Harris, TX. He d 18 Apr
1982 Houston, Harris, TX & bur Forest Park Cem, Houston, TX.
Children: Katherine Elizabeth Worsham; Violet Dean Worsham & 5 others.
b 16 May 1895 Belton, Bell, TX, d 21 Dec 1978 Houston, Harris, TX & m Marie
who was b 12 Apr 1904 Schallersdorf, Austria. Marie left Mähren, Austria & immigrated to
the US on 9 Dec 1910, at the age of 6. She was
traveled from Bremen, Germany aboard the ship named Cassel arriving in Galveston, TX
with a final destination of Houston, where her father lived. On the ship, she was
accompanied by her mother, Marie M. Stehlik age 28 & sister, Matilda Stehlik.
Marie M. Stehlik was b 2 Sep 1882 Vienna, Austria. In 1917, Marie's father, Johann
Stehlik "John" b 2 Aug 1878 Strelica?, Austria. John immigrated to the US through
Galveston 14 Oct 1909 from Bremen, Germany aboard the Breslau. In 1917, John
Stehlik was a ship carpenter at Midland Bridge Co. in Houston, TX. In 1930
John was a cabinet maker in Houston. The passport photo is
of Marie Dorothy Stehlik's mother, Mrs. Marie M. Stehlik, issued 18 Mar 1922 to visit
her mother & sisters. Travel was to Germany, Czecho Slovakia, France & Holland.
She was 5 ft 8 in, with blue eyes, brown hair.
Russell had blue eyes &
light hair and in 1917 was a farmer. In 1930 he worked as a floor finisher &
lived at 55 Payne, in Houston, TX. Marie d 6 Nov 1976 Houston, Harris, TX.
Russell d 21 Dec 1978 Houston, Harris, TX.
Richard Russell Worsham b 19 Sep 1928 Houston, Harris, TX &
m. Phyllis Adelle Hill. Phyllis, dau of Andrew Joseph
Hill & Ethel Lee Read, was b 28 Nov 1930 Harris Co, TX.
Children of Richard &
Jerry Janice Worsham.
Jackie Lynn Worsham.
Floyd John Worsham b 17 Nov 1939 Houston, Harris, TX. Floyd
m 1st) Mary Lucille Hawkins 18 Jan 1957 Harris Co, TX.
Mary m 2nd) Harold Eugene Draughon 29 Mar 1966 Waller Co, TX. They had 2 children,
Bryan Kevin Draughon & David Scott Draughon, and divorced 10 Feb 1975 Harris Co, TX.
Floyd m 2nd)
Carolyn Jo Johnson. Floyd died 5 Jan 1992 Harris Co.,
Children of Floyd & Mary:
Felicia Dalayne Worsham m John
Floyd John Worsham m Ann Julie
Mary Elise Worsham m Larry Dwayne
Children of Floyd &
Loretta Roushell Worsham m Gabriel
Christopher Worsham b
31 Oct 1896 m 1st) Lucille Galatin. Children: Estelle; Thomas Henry; Ila Daisy
& 3 others. Albert m 2nd) Clara. He d 24 Apr 1993 Tomball, Harris, TX.
There was a Clara M. Worsham b 31 Mar 1906 & d 5 Jun 2002 Cypress, Harris,
TX in the SSDI.
18.104.22.168.4.2.3B.1A.8. James Frank Worsham
Gladys Nell Worsham b 1 Aug 1920 Brazos, TX m 1st) Walter Raymond Allen & m 2nd) Fred Pershing Miller.
Picture of Gladys is from Canon Funeral Home Chapel, 2006.
Gladys d 25 Feb 2006:
Gladys Nell Miller, age 85 of Tomball, passed away on Feb 25, 2006. Mrs. Miller is preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Miller; sons, Larry Miller, and Fred “PeeWee” Miller Jr.; and daughters, Charlotte James, and Joanna Sivley; and is survived by sons, Fred G. “Doodle” Miller and wife Freida, Jim D. “Herbie” Miller and wife Terri, and Jim T. Miller and wife Heather; daughters, Carol Edwards and husband George, Pam Cochrane and husband Billy, and Molly Russ and husband Steve; brother, Frank Worsham Jr. and wife Billie; sister, Elizabeth Leibrock. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Mar 1, 2006 at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery.
Frances Vivian Worsham b 11 Dec 1922 Brazos, TX.
James Frank Worsham b 12 Jun 1927 Brazos, TX. James m
Edna Lou Jones & Billie Buster.
Jewell Elizabeth Worsham b 22 Apr 1934 Brazos, TX. She m Mr.
Leibrock & William Floyd Groce.
Roy Moore Worsham b 3 Jun 1936 Brazos, TX & d 4 Oct
1971 Houston, Harris, TX. Roy m Mary Maude Creed.
Abt 1973, Mary m 2nd) Charles Ray Horn b 29 Nov 1934
Coolidge, TX & d 14 Jan 2009.
Charles "Ray" Horn, 74,
passed from this life on Wednesday Jan. 14, 2009 at his home in Wellborn. A graveside
service is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2009, at Wellborn Cemetery.
He was born on November 29,
1934 in Coolidge, Texas. He grew up and attended school in Bryan. Ray served in the
Airforce Reserves. He was a certified machinist and retired from Texas A&M. Ray also
served for more than 25 years as a Reserve Officer of the Bryan Police Department and
as a Deputy Constable of Brazos County. He also was a member of the Sons of Hermann,
Elks Lodge and the Wellborn Volunteer Fire Department.
Ray was preceded in death by
his parents and his son, Edwin Worsham.
Survivors include his wife
of 33 years, Mary Creed Horn of Wellborn; sons, Jerold Ray Horn of Cleveland Tenn.,
Colton Ryan Horn of Wellborn and Randell Snodgrass Horn of Georgia; daughters, Carolyn
Prater of Kentucky, Joyce Ann McKee of Weatherford, Regina Horn Tinney of Wellborn,
Sharon Snodgrass Horn David of Arkansas, Dana Roy Mullin of Wellborn and Tammy Lynette
Horn Seay of Bryan; brother, Billy Don Horn of Garland, Texas; sister, Joyce Ferguson
of Dallas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
The family requests in lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to Texas Home Hospice.
& Fannie children:
& d 27 Dec 1993 Houston, Harris, TX. They are in the 1930 Houston, Harris,
TX census. She is age 28 m age 20. Harland is age 26 b IL with son Wallace H.
age 4 years 4 months. Her brother, Allen Worsham, age 15 is living with them.
Harland b 6 Jul 1903 & d Dec 1983 Houston, Harris, TX.and son, Wallace
Harland Miller was b 25 Aug 1925 Houston, Harris, TX.
Delaney Worsham b 8 Jul 1903 & d 14 Sep 1997 Channelview, Harris, TX (SSDI) m Geeter
who was b 5 Feb 1893 & d Feb 1974 Harris Co, TX.
b 29 Aug 1908 d 21 Jan 1977 Houston, Harris, TX (SSDI) m Edwin
Emory Bullock according
to TX birth records of their children. Edwin b 27 Apr 1904 & d 12 Sep 1982
(SSDI) They are on the 1930 Brazos Co, TX census. She is Bessie Bullock age 21
m age 16. Edwin is age 26 b TX & son Edwin S. Bullock is age 5 months.
Edwin Emory Bullock, Jr was b 24 Oct 1929. Bessie & Edwin had 6 other
b 13 Jan 1911 Baylor Co, TX, d 30 Jul 1968 Harris Co, TX m Oletha
Her obituary is as follows:
Oletha Worsham, 87, passed away Wednesday, June
2, 2004 in Bellville. She was born on July 31, 1916 in Walker County, Texas to
John Aaron and Jennie Texana Woods Randolph. She was a lifelong resident of the
Heights. She retired from the Harris County Tax Office. Oletha is preceded in
death by her parents; her husband, Sam Houston Worsham; her brother, John Eugene
Randolph; and her son-in-law, Ray Kahanek. She is survived by her daughter,
Jennie Kahanek; and grandson, Mark Kahanek. The family will receive friends on
Friday, June 4, 2004 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Heights Funeral Home, 1317
Heights Boulevard. The funeral service will be Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 10:00
a.m. in the Chapel of Heights Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Izzard officiating.
Interment will follow in McAdams Cemetery in Huntsville. For those desiring,
memorial contributions may be made to Mr. K's Halfway House for Hounds and
Kittys Too Pet Shelter, 9203 Jackrabbit Road, Houston, Texas; Houston Chronicle
Newspaper Location: Houston, TX.
m 1st Ada
& 2nd Beulah
He d Nov 1986 Bismark, Hot Springs, Arkansas. (SSDI) There is a Beulah E.
Worsham b 2 Oct 1922 d 5 Apr 2002 Bismark, Hot Springs, AR also in the SSDI
b 1 Mar 1915 m Galetha
(TX birth records) d 5 Feb 2003 Ingram, Kerr, TX (SSDI as Allen S Worsham) He
is in the 1994 & 2000 Houston, TX Telephone Directory as Allen S. Worsham.
Sue Ellen Worsham, Robert Allen Worsham. (TX birth and death record) & 3
b 23 Mar 1921 (Eleanor Colson, 2003) m Clifton
(Billy R Wilson, 2002) Clifton C Putnam b 15 Jan 1919 & d 3 Jul 1995
Channelview, Harris, Texas. (SSDI)
The 17 Mar 2008 Houston
DOROTHY RUTH WORSHAM PUTNAM passed away March 14, 2008. Visitation will be
held Monday, March 17, from 6pm to 9pm at Forest Park Lawndale. Funeral Services will be
held Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in the Main Chapel at Forest Park Lawndale. Interment will
follow after service.
Josephine Worsham "Hallie" b 24 Sep 1867 LA, m 20 May 1886 Sunset Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, Sunset, Montague, TX to Isham Tone Davis
b 11 Dec 1859 Grimes Co, TX. Harriet d 4 May 1933 & Isham d 27 Oct 1934. They were in the
1900 Justice Precinct 2, Grimes, TX census: 1910 Keith, Grimes, TX census; 1920 Iola,
Grimes, TX census; 1930 Precinct 2, Grimes, TX census. Both are bur Lake Grove Cem,
Lock McDaniel Davis b 5 Mar 1887 Grimes Co, TX (World War I Draft Registration
Card) m Mattie C Turner who was born Jul 1891 Grimes Co,
TX and d 28 Jan 1829. Lock d 18 Jun 1956 Madison, TX (Texas Death Index) & bur Lake
Grove Cem, Grimes, TX. Children: William Elwood Davis; Earnest Davis; Fred Davis; Albert
J. Davis; Lela Davis; Rhumodell Davis.
William Oscar Davis b 10 Dec 1888 Grimes Co., TX m Mamie
Dovie Rambie before 1930 who was born 1891. William d 23 Dec 1936 & bur Lake
Grove Cem, Grimes, TX.
Tennie Davis b 17 May 1891 Grimes Co., TX d 16 Jan 1920
Samuel Erastus Davis b 6 Jun 1893 Grimes Co, TX (World War I Draft Registration)
d 24 Mar 1949 Humboldt, CA (California Death Index)
Annie May Davis b 3 Sep 1895 Grimes, TX d 26 Dec 1895 Grimes, TX bur Lake Grove
Cem, Grimes, TX.
Thomas D Davis b 11 Dec 1896 Grimes Co & d 2 Jul 1931 Grimes Co, TX bur Lake
Grove Cem, Grimes, TX.
Ella Isabelle Davis b 24 Oct 1899 Grimes Co, TX
"Addie" Davis b abt 1911 Grimes Co, TX.
22.214.171.124.4.2.3B.3. Rogilla Worsham d
1945 & John
Franklin Yeager d 1929 and are both buried at Pankey Cem, near Iola,
Grimes Co, TX.
126.96.36.199.4.2.3B.4. James Malone
Worsham was James M. Worsham. He m Alice Virginia Hensley who
was b 30 Dec 1878. Alice d 19 Jul 1971. Both are bur Lake Grove Cem, Grimes
Co, TX. Melba Wells copied the information in the Bible that belonged to
Virginia Alice Hensley Worsham on 2 Feb 1969 in Iola, TX. Virginia and Melba’s
grandmother were first cousins:
BIBLE RECORDS OF VIRGINIA ALICE HENSLEY WORSHAM
Jim Worsham and Alice Hensley were married Oct. 6, 1896
Garrett Barefield and Edna Worsham were married July 1, 1914
Edna Worsham Barfield married Freeman Rice 1931
Jim Worsham was born Sept 16, 1874
Alice Worsham was born Dec. 30 1878
Edna Lee Worsham b Sept. 19, 1897 Grimes Co., TX
James Claude Worsham b July 22, 1899 Grimes Co., TX
John Elbert Worsham b Sept 22 1901 Grimes Co., TX
Anna Myrtle Worsham b Jan. 9, 1904 Brazos, Co., TX
William Felix Worsham b Apr. 23 1908 Grimes Co.,TX Bedias
Oscar Weldon Worsham b Sept. 11, 1911 Grimes Co., TX
Garrett Alton Barefield died Jan 5, 1922
J. M. Worsham died March 26, 1928
Junior Gorbet died March 19, 1933 (Myrtle's baby)
Willie Mae Worsham died July 18, 1938 (Elbert's 1st wife)
Carroll Worsham died July 14, 1939 (Felix's son)
Sharon Worsham died Aug. 9, 1953 (Felix daughter)
James Claude Worsham married Oma McWilliams
Edna Lee Worsham m/1 Barefield m/2 Freeman Rice (no kids)
John Elbert Worsham m/1 Willie Mae Wells m/2 Nancy Nobles
Anna Myrtle Worsham married Joe Gorbet
William Felix Worsham married Opal Landers
Oscar Weldon Worsham married Lizzie Ora Edenburg
188.8.131.52.4.2.3B.4.2. James Claude Worsham
instead of Claud b 28 Jul 1899 Grimes Co., TX m Annie Naoma McWilliams
"Oma" instead of Ona who was b
1 Oct 1900 TX instead of abt 1901. Texas death records have her name as Annie
Naomi Worsham. Oma d 7 Jan 1986 & James d 9 Oct 1991. Both are bur Lake
children: (Bessie D Mitchell, 2001)
Naomi Estelle Worsham b 10 May 1919 Grimes
Co, TX, d 7 Mar 1986, bur Panky Cem, Houston, TX. She m Cecil Eugene Shiflet 6
Jul 1939, b 3 May 1914, d. 15 Nov 1963.
Audrey Faye Worsham b 18 Sep 1921 Grimes Co, TX, d 26 Aug
1996 Madison Co., TX. She m John Hiram Mc Knight 7 Dec 1939 Madison, TX who
d. 22 Jul 1975. Both bur Madison
City Cem, Madison Co, TX
James Paul Worsham b 18 Feb 1924 Grimes Co,
TX, d 10 Sep 1984 Harris Co, TX, bur Lake Grove Cem, Mesa, Grimes, TX. He m 1st) Mary Breland 19 Dec 1945,
1926. He m 2nd) Lillie
Mae Brackett 3 May 1968 Harris Co, TX, who d 28 May 1991.
Worsham b 5 Nov 1927 Grimes Co, TX & m 1st) Henry
Warren Burkhardt 1 Sep 1943, b 25 Mar 1925. She m 2nd) A B Billy Mitchell 3 Sep 1956,
b 4 Mar 1926.
184.108.40.206.4.3B.4.3. John Elbert Worsham b 22 Sep
1901 Grimes Co, TX instead of 1902 TX. He d 15 Nov 1976 Grimes Co., TX &
bur Lake Grove Cem, Grimes Co, TX.
Myrtle Worsham b 9 Jan 1904 Grimes Co, TX & d 15 Apr 2008
College Station, TX. She m Joe Gorbet. Her obit was
published by Day Funeral Home in Madisonville, TX:
Gorbet Born: January 9, 1904Place of Birth: Grimes County Resided in: Iola, TX. Died:
April 15, 2008Visitation: Wednesday April 16, 2008, 4 - 6 PM, at Day Funeral Home Chapel
Service: Apr 17, 2008 - 10:00am, at Iola Missionary Baptist Church Burial: Apr 17, 2008,
at Zion Cemetery in Iola Myrtle Anna (Worsham) Gorbet, 104, of Iola died Tuesday, April
15, 2008 in College Station, Texas. Funeral services are set for 10:00 AM Thursday,
April 17, 2008 at Iola Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery in
Iola. Bro. Doug Jones will officiate. Visitation will be held at Day Funeral Home Chapel
on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 from 4-6 PM. Ms. Gorbet was born January 9, 1904 in Grimes
County to James Worsham and Alice Hensley Worsham. Ms. Gorbet was a homemaker and was
preceded in death by her parents and husband, Joe Gorbet. Survivors include her daughter
and son-in-law Joyce and Roland Yeager of Iola along with her nieces and nephews.
220.127.116.11.4.3B.4.5. William Felix Worsham b
23 Apr 1907 Grimes Co, TX & d 15 Nov 1995 Grimes, TX. He m 1st) Ola
Opal Landers & 2nd) Irene J Mayes.
Children of Ola: Waymon Kenneth Worsham, Jerry Lynn Worsham, James Dennis
Worsham, Virginia Ann Worsham, Ola Vivian Worsham, John Earl Worsham, Donna Jean
18.104.22.168.4.3B.4.6. Oscar Weldon Worsham
b 11 Sep 1911 Grimes Co., TX & d 12 May 1993 Houston, Harris, TX. He m Lizzie
Ora Edinburg. Child: Jimmie Sue Worsham.
Bunyan "C B" Worsham born Dec 1874 m 1st) Maggie
A. Hensley born May 1876. C B m 2nd) Teen Hayes.
He was the son of William Thomas & Tennessee Rogillio Worsham. William was
b 5 Jan 1839 East Feliciana Pa, LA. According to Becky Bass Bonner and
Josephine Lindsay Bass, a family story claims William Thomas Worsham and
Tennessee moved to Texas in 1875 because William T had killed his brother back
in Louisiana. William T served in the Civil War and applied for pension from
Mesa, Grimes Co, TX on 15 Nov 1903 when he was 68 years old. In the
application, he stated he had lived in TX 27 years. He enlisted at Camp Moore,
LA on 29 Mar 1862 for two years in Co. A 27th Louisiana infantry. Family on
page 323. Picture of Charles and Maggie from "Yoakum County From Sod To 1996", p. 244
22.214.171.124.4.2.3B.5.1. Mabel Elizabeth Worsham.
She was b 28 Jul 1895 & m William Frank Upton 16 Nov 1913 in
Arkansas. William b 11 May 1894 & d Oct 1972 Tokio, Yoakum, TX. Mabel d Dec 1972 Tokio, Yoakum, TX.
126.96.36.199.4.2.3B.5.2. Fannie Ray Worsham
"Annie" instead of Annie R Worsham. She was b 25 Sep 1897
instead of Sep 1897. She d 21 Sep 1900 Grimes Co, TX & bur Lake Grove Cem,
Grimes Co, TX.
188.8.131.52.4.2.3B.5.3. Charles Dixon Worsham
instead of D. He was b 19 Sep 1899 instead of Sep 1899. He d 13 Jun 1902 Grimes
Co, TX & bur Lake Grove Cem, Grimes Co, TX.
184.108.40.206.4.2.3B.6. Elizabeth L Worsham
"Lizzie" b 12 Jan 1876 & m John Joseph
The photograph from the Colson Family Genealogy, http://members.aol.com/eleanorcol/colsonfam.html,
2003, is titled “John J. Colson family of Iola, Grimes Co, TX, Back Row, left
to right - Jimmie, Johnnie, Edith, Amy; Front Row, left to right - Roy, John J
Colson, Lizzie Worsham Colson, Ray; Missing from picture are Belle, Frank, John,
and Gaines; Picture taken in 1924”
220.127.116.11.4.2.4. James Henry Worsham
b 1849 m
1st) Mary E Woodard 8 Nov 1869 across the border
from East Feliciana Pa, LA in Amite Co, MS. He m 2nd) Mary
L Gayle. Renumber children as children of second wife.
18.104.22.168.4.2.3B.8. Thomas Jefferson Worsham d 18
Feb 1962 & bur Lake Grove Cem, Grimes Co, TX.
22.214.171.124.4.2.3B.8.1. Mason Arthur Worsham
b 17 Feb 1909 & d 17 Apr 1979 Brazos Co, TX.
Greene Worsham sometimes appears also as "Green" or "Greenby"
126.96.36.199.4.3.1. James H Worsham
change to James Henry Worsham. (Jim Worsham, 2005)
188.8.131.52.4.3.2. Harriet G.Worsham change to Harriet Gay Worsham.
184.108.40.206.4.3.3. P. G. Worsham
change to Thomas Jefferson Worsham. (Jim Worsham,
Jackson Worsham b 10 Sep 1819 probably in Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, LA. The following was written by Jim Worsham, 2005:
The Civil War came in 1861 (272
Worshams fought for the South, 10 of them from LA). Three of Samual and
Levinia's sons (whose father d 1858 and whose mother had remarried), Gustavus
Adolphus, Samual Jackson, and John Farley, aged 15, 12, and 10, left LA and
struck out for Indian Territory (now OK). (Possibly the boys were accompanied by
their Uncle John Farley Worsham and his son Albert Malone who are believed to
have left LA in 1867 and settled in Waco, TX. Albert later returned,
permanently, to LA, but Uncle John Farley stayed and may have married an Indian
woman there.) En route to Indian Territory, while stealing a mule, Gustavus was
shot by a Confederate soldier. (When Gustavus d in 1922, he still had that lead
ball buried in his hip.) In Indian Territory, Gustavus, Samual and John Farley
began raising cotton on separate farms. They did not 'own' the land as all land
belonged to the Chickasaw Nation. Their land was located near the town of Joiner
City, in Pickens County. This is near the current town of Wilson, Carter County.
Joiner City was destroyed by a tornado in the 1930's. Only the foundation of the
schoolhouse remains today.
John Farley m Lucrecia McGee in 1880, a full blood Chickasaw, born on Pennington
Creek, which is today Tishomingo, OK, by Judge Anderson. Gustavus (m 1880) and
Samual (m 1881) married half-sisters Julia Ann Palmer and Mary Ella Palmer Perry
by Robert Harris who later became Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. All three
sons were married 'according to the laws of the Chickasaw Nation.'
By 1885, it became apparent that the federal government, in preparation for OK
statehood, intended to liquidate commonly held tribal land and institute
'personal' ownership of land. Individual Indians would be allotted individual
parcels of land which they would 'own.' It become important that Indians be
registered as Indian.
Sarah Palmer (mother of Julia Ann and Mary Ella) petitioned the Chickasaw
Council for citizenship. She was rejected. Probable causes: Sarah spent her
early years in FT. Smith, AR (which was not Indian Territory), married two white
men in Ft. Smith, and her mother Mary Gamble Moseby (1/2 Chickasaw from Pigeon
Roost, MI) had also settled in Ft. Smith. In late 1885, the Dawes Commission was
created by the federal government to register all Chickasaws. John Farley and
Lucrecia registered, with their children. Sarah hired a lawyer and filed, again,
with the Dawes Commission for citizenship at Vinita, Indian Territory. The
family members included in Sarah's application were:
May Thompson Bessie Worsham
Nettie Thompson Ella Worsham
Herbert Thompson Ella Worsham
Bertha Thompson Harry Worsham
Rufus Thompson Jeptha Worsham
Sophia Trentham Jessie Worsham
Geo W. Young
Joseph Trentham John Worsham
Fourteen people testified on
Sarah's behalf. Her application was denied 15 Nov 1896. Sarah Palmer appealed,
in 15 Dec 1896, to The U.S. Court of The Southern District of Indian Territory
at Ardmore, I.T. The appeal was upheld 8 Jan 1897 (reversing the Dawes
Commission decision). Chickasaw citizenship was granted on 5 Feb 1898 to all
applicants except Samual Worsham and Gustavus Adolphus Worsham. The Chickasaw
Nation appealed this decision to The U.S. Supreme Court 11 Jul 1898. On 15 May
1899, The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the U.S. Court of the Southern
District of Indian Territory favoring Sarah Palmer, et al, putting the
applicants back onto the citizenship list. In 1902, Chickasaw and Choctaw
officials convinced the U.S. Congress to create a new Choctaw-Chickasaw
Citizenship Court to make all decisions on citizenship. The Citizenship Court
immediately declared all prior citizenship decisions, by all commissions and
courts, null and void…. In March 1903, Sarah, et al, once more, petitioned for
citizenship, Case 39. Her case was made more difficult by the Citizenship
Court's decision that all evidence from previous trials was disallowed. Sarah
was able to gather 11 testimonies as some witnesses had moved away, or had died.
The decision took one year and a half. On 28 Nov 1904, the Court denied her
petition. Sarah's denial seems to have been part of an attitude of a Court
utterly dedicated to the rejection of applications: of 3,679 applications, only
156 were added to the Chickasaw-Choctaw Rolls. Today, only an act of Congress
can add a name to the Chickasaw Rolls. It has never been done.
As for Samual Jackson Worsham, the decision was a disaster. His farmland could
be claimed by any Chickasaw or Choctaw who wished to claim it. He and his
brother John Farley worked a deal. John Farley asked for Samual's land as a part
of his (John's) Indian allotment. In 1906, the governments of the 'Five
Civilized Tribes' were legally terminated. On that day, John Farley sold
Samual's land back to Samual for one dollar.
The house currently on what was Samual's land in Carter Co, OK is not the
original house. That house burned down in 1922, while everyone was at church.
Daughters Audrey and Julianna had a house moved from Wilson, OK to the site of
the original house.
220.127.116.11.4.7.2. Gustavus Adolphus Worsham m Julia
Ann Palmer 1880 Tishomingo, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory by Judge
Anderson, per laws of Chickasaw Nation. The 1900 census has his birth as Jul 1850. The 1850, 1860 & 1870 census
support 1847-1849 as the birth date for Gustavus birth, therefore, we use Jul
1848. Julia was born Jun 1860. (1900 cens) Jim Worsham, 2005
was 1/8 Chickasaw. Her father was white, Thomas J. (James) Palmer, and her
mother, Sarah Moseby Palmer was ¼ Chickasaw. This was Sarah’s 2nd marriage.
Her 1st marriage was to Thomas’s brother, Frederick Palmer. Julia acquired
U.S. citizenship in 1886 ‘by allotment’ (per 1900 Federal Census). Prior to
1886, Julia was Chickasaw citizen. Thomas d 1865, at Pine Bluffs, AR after being
conscripted into the Arkansas Confederate Army."
Worsham Family In The Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory:
"The demoralizing, brutalizing effects of contact between the white man
and the savage...are now removed." The majority of the Chickasaws had been forced out of
Mississippi by late 1837, when this question was printed in the 'Chickasaw Union', a white
man's newspaper published in Pontotoc, Mississippi. The words seemed to summarize the
prevailing thought of the Mississippi white men who were busily buying former Chickasaw
properties at bargain prices.
Mary Gamble was a half-blood Chickasaw, born in 1800 on the original
Chickasaw land (now Mississippi) at Pigeon Roost. While Mary's maiden name was "Gamble",
some documents spell it "Gambrell". Mary was our great-great-great grandmother.
Mary married John Moseby, in Mississippi. John Moseby (again, there are
various spellings: Mosbey, Moseby, Mosley, Mosely) was probably a white man, althought he
was born in Pontotoc on the original Chickasaw land. Children of Mary and John were Emma,
Martha 'Matt', Sarah, William, John 'Bub', and Elizabeth.
John Moseby died about 1836, in Pontotoc. Mary Gamble Moseby continued
to live in Mississippi, with her children, until 1844. While most Chickasaws had been
forced to leave Mississippi by 1837, emigration did continue into the 1850's. One reason
for the delay was the statue of widows and orphans who had been assigned white guardians
by the Mississippi courts These widows and orphans were not allowed to leave Mississippi.
"It appears their object is to keep the Indians there until all of their property is
destroyed" wrote Grant Foreman in "Indian Removal". As a widow, this may have been Mary's
situation. In any event, in 1844, Mary Gamble Moseby left Mississippi and arrived at Fort
Coffee, Indian Territory, where she "drew supplies1" (of food). With her were five of her
children (her daughter Elizabeth died young in Mississippi).
Mary Gamble Mosby remained in Indian Territory for an unknown, probably
brief, period of time, before she took her children with her to Fort Smith, Arkansas. Fort
Smith was on the other side of the Arkansas River from the place where Mary lived in
Indian Territory. Mary's daughter Sarah testified later that her mother kept a house in
Indian Territory for ten years, even after getting work in Fort Smith. For many years,
probably until her death, Mary ran a boarding house in Fort Smith. She was known to speak
both English and Chickasaw. Mary died at Fort Smith in February of 1871 or 1872.
It was thought by some that Mary Gamble Moseby had remarried to a man
named "Campbell", and that they had two children. John and (name not known, died young).
However, this may be a confusion of sound and circumstance. The speaking of "Gamble" is
easily heard "Campbell", and, Mary did have a son John, as well as a child who died young
(Elizabeth) - but these were John Moseby's children.
Mary Gamble had a sister, Nancy Gamble, born about 1803, also in Pigeon
Roost. It is believed that there were other sisters as well, but they have not been
identified. Nancy Gamble married Elie Locklier in Mississippi. They both went to Indian
Territory in 1837, where they also "drew supplies" at Fort Coffee.
Sarah Moseby was probably the third child of Mary Gamble and John
Moseby. It appears that she was born on April 18, 1831 (some sources state 1832 and 1833).
In 1848, or 1849, Sarah married Frederick Palmer at Fort Smith. Frederick was a white
farmer. They had three children, Sophia A., Charles, and Mary Ella, all born at Fort
Smith, Arkansas. Frederick went to California in 1855, "when the gold fever broke out,"
and never returned. Sarah receivfed word in 1856 that he had died.
About 1859, Sarah Moseby Palmer re-married, in Fort Smith, to Thomas
James Palmer. It seems that Thomas referred to himself as James Palmer most of the time.
Thomas was the brother of Sarah's deceased husband, Frederick Palmer. Thomas built houses.
Sarah and Thomas had two children, Julia Ann and Thomas. Both were born at Fort Smith,
Julia Ann first in June of 1860.
In 1861, following the outbreak of the Civil War, Thomas enlisted in the
(Confederate) Chickasaw Battalion at Fort Arbuskle in the Chicksaw Nation, Indian
Territory. He was trained as a mechanic. However, he became ill ("taken with white
swelling"), and was discharged. He returned to his home state, Arkansas. Presumably he
continued his occupation of house building. Before too long, it was said, he was
conscripted into Arkansas (Confederate) service and he died in the army, of an illness,
"around Pine Bluffs, Arkansas," in 1865.
The State of Arkansas today has a record of a "Thomas Palmer" who
enlisted on Jan, 19, 1864, as a Private in Battery "A, 1st Arkansas Light Artillery
Volunteers. This Thomas died eight days later, Jan. 27, 1864, of pneumonia at
Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas. It appears that this Thomas was Sarah's husband.
Sarah certainly had hard luck at selecting husbands. Perhaps she realized this: she never
Sometime during the next 12 years, Sarah probably relocated herself and
her five children (Sophia, Charles, Mary Ella, Julia Ann, Thomas) to the Chickasaw Nation,
as four of the children later married in the Chickasaw Nation.
MARY ELLA PALMER
The birth date of Sarah's daughter Mary Ella (father Frederick Palmer)
is imprecise. In her own court testimony, Mary Ella implied both 1854 and 1856. Her
tombstone says 1855...Mary Ella Palmer married on Sept. 1, 1876, at Tishomingo, Chickasaw
Nation (now Johnston Co., Oklahoma). She married Guy T. Perry, whose nickname was "Rat".
"Rat" was a salesman and traveled a lot. They had two cildren, Frederick Oscar and Ada,
and were then divorced. "Rat" seems to have disappeared after the divorce, and it is
thought that he died somewhere in Kansas before 1897.
A BRIEF HISTORY
In 1540, the first recorded Chickasaw contact with white men occurred
Hernando de Soto encountered the Chickasaw at the Tombgigbee River. Within three months,
the Chickasaws had had enough. They drove the Spanish out.
In 1642, George Worsham purchased land in the Royal Colony of Virginia.
George had probably just emigrated to the Colony from England, together with (his assumed
brother) William Worsham. Two of George's great-great-great-grandsons would marry
Chickasaw women 240 years later.
In 1673, the Chickasaws witnessed the passing of the Joliet-Marquette
party through the Chickasaw domain on a Mississippi River exploration. It would be another
25 years before the Chickasaws would be significantly impacted by white men. These would
be English traders. But, for now, the Chickasaws utterly dominated a large domain within
western Kentucky, western Tennesse, Mississippi, and northwest Alabama, and had
established two small settlements in Georgia and South Carolina. The Chickasaws were still
the proud and unconquered. They had no reason to know that it would ever change.
About 1808, George Worsham's great-great-grandson Henry left Virginia
with his new wife, Martha Lee Farley of Nottoway Co., Virginia2. They went to Baldwin
County Georgia where some Worsham cousins lived. However, between 1815 and 1820 Henry and
Martha, with six children, left Georgia and settled in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana,
probably near the current town of Clinton in northeast Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase
was completed in 1803, and Henry may have been drawn by the lure of plentiful land in a
new American territory.
In East Feliciana, 5 more children were born to Henry and Martha,
totaling 12: Albert Malone, 1807, GA; Samuel Jackson, 1819, GA; James Henry, 1809, GA;
Matthew Gaulden, 1822, LA; Bolin Greene, 1811, GA; Thomas Jefferson, 1824, LA, William
Washington, 1812, GA; John Farley, 1826, LA; Robert Fitzgerald, 1814, GA; Eliza Marie,
1829, LA; Martha Frances, 1817, GA; Lucius Edgar, 1831, LA
SAMUEL JACKSON WORSHAM
Samuel Jackson Worsham married Levinia Jane Nesmith, of Mesissippi, in
1843, in Amite County, Mississippi. They had five children, M. L. (a daughter), 1844,
Gustavus Adolphus, 1848, Samuel Jackson, 1851,m John Farley, 1853, and W. G. (a son),
THE BROTHERS' JOURNEY
The Civil War came in 1861. A total of 272 Worshams fought for the
South, 10 of them from Louisiana3. It was probably their good fortune that Gustavus,
Samuel Jackson, John Farley, and W. G. were too young to soldier. But they were not too
young to suffer. Louisiana suffered mightily from the many battles fought there, and from
the long occupation by Northern soldiers, who were enthusiastically resented.
Sometime before the end of the war in 1865, three of the boys, Gustavus,
Samuel Jackson, and John Farley, aged 15, 12, and 10, left Louisiana and struck out for
Indian Territory. What event, or circumstances, was bad enough to cause these young boys
to attempt such a difficult and dangerous trek, is not known. Their father Samuel had died
in 1858 and their mother Levinia remarried. But we don't know if these events precipitated
the boys decision to go to Indian Territory. The sister and brother, M. L. and W. G.,
probably stayed with their mother.
En route to Indian Territory, Gustavus, while stealing a mule, was shot
by a Confederate soldier. (When he died in 1922, Gustavus still had the lead ball buried
in his hip.) It is quite remarkable to think that these boys, one of them wounded and
unable to walk, traveled 600-800 miles (depending upon the route) to Indian Territory with
a war going on all around them. But, they did make it. Somehow, they found work and
housing in Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation.
It may be that the three boys did not travel alone, but accompanied
their uncle John Farly Worsham and his son Albert Malone who are believed to have left
Louisiana in 1867. John Farley and Albert settled in Waco, Texas. In 1869, dissatisfied
with Waco, Alert returned to East Feliciana, Louisiana, and remained for the rest of his
life. John Farley stayed in Waco, and may have married an Indian woman there.
Gustavus, Samuel Jackson, and John Farley each eventually began farming
his own land, growing cotton (they did not own the land as all land belonged to the
Chickasaw Nation). They farmed near the town of Joiner City, in the old Pickens County.
This was near today's town of Wilson, in Carter Co. Joiner City was destroyed by a tornado
in the 1930's. Only the foundation of the school house remains.
THE CHICKASAW BRIDES
John Farley Worsham married lucrecia Mc Gee in 1880 in Tishoming,
Chickasaw Nation. Lucrecia was a full-blood Chickasaw born in 1860 on Pennington Creek,
which is today Tishomingo. They had 6 living cildren, Tennie, Richard W., Samuel Jackson,
Mattie W., Jewel, and Birdie Guy. The story is that Lucrecia got to name the girls and did
so in her own Chickasaw way: Tennie, Mattie, Jewel, and Birdie. All the children were born
in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Lucrecia died in 1905, John Farley in 1910,
both in Carter Co., Oklahoma.
Gustavus also married in 1880, and his brother Samuel Jacson married in
1881. They married the half-sisters Julia Ann Palmer and Mary Ella Palmer Perry, the
daughters of Sarah Mosbey Palmer. Gustavus and Julia Ann were married in Tishomingo by
Judge Anderson according to the laws of the Chickasaw Nation. Their living children were:
Jessie, 1882 (died young); Joseph, 1887; ohn Farly, 1891; Harry Otis, 1893; and, Raymer,
1897 (d9ied young). All the children were born in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.
Samuel Jackson and Mary Ella Palmer were married in 1881, in Tishomingo,
"according to the laws of the Chickasaw Nation," by Robert Harris, who later became
Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. Their children were: Bessie, 1882? (died young); Jeptha
Fry, 1884; Sophia Adelia, 1885; Mary Ella, 1887; Julianna, 1889; Audrey, 1891; and, Thomas
Jefferson, 1894. All the children were born in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.
A QUESTION OF CITIZENSHIP
By 1885 it was fairly well known that the federal government intended to
liquidate tribal land holdings, held in common ownership, and institute fee-simple
individual ownership of land in Indian Territory. With tribal ownership of land struck
down, individual Indians would be alloted individual parcels of land which they would won.
It became important for Indians to be registered as Indian.
Sarah Moseby Palmer and her son Charles (plus other applicants, probably
those listed below) petitioned the Chickasaw Council, or Legislature, for ctizenship in
the Chickasaw Nation. The application was rejected. It is surmised that the Council was
prejudiced against Sarah because she had spent her early years in Fort Smith, Arkansas
outside of Indian Territory. Indeed both of her marriages were to white men, at Fort
Smith. Further, her mother Mary Gamble Moseby had settled in Fort Smith (not Indian
Territory) after leaving Mississippi. The Council may have felt that Sarah, and her
children, had no interest in declaring their Chickasaw origin until the time when
citizenship would guarantee ownership of several hundred acres of land. The Council was
probably right about Sarah's motives, but it was wrong in its decision.
In late 1885, the Dawes Commission was authorized to register all
Chickasaws in preparatin for what would become Oklahoma statehood. John Farley Worsham and
Lucrecia registered themselves and their children.
Sarah got a lawyer and tried again. In August, 1896, Sarah Palmer, et
al., filed with the Commision For the Five Civilized Tribes (the Dawes Commission) for
ctizenship in the Chickasaw Nation, at Vinita, I.T.
WORSHAM FAMILY IN THE CHICKASAW NATION, I. T.
The family members included in Sarah's application were:
Preston Lloyd, Charles Lloyd, Emma Moseby, ?Sarah Palmer, Sadie Palmer,
Earl Palmer, Della Palmer, Alice Palmer, Charles Palmer, Frederick Perry, Alice Thompson,
May Thompson, Nettie Thompson, Herbert Thompson, Bertha Thompson, Rufus Thompson, Sophia
Trentham, Joseph Trentham, Adolphus Worsham, Audrey Worsham, Bessie Worsham, Ella Worsham,
Ella Worsham, Harry Worsham, Jeptha Worsham, Jessie Worsham, John Worsham, Josie Worsham,
Julia Worsham, Julia Worsham, Sam Worsham, Sophia Worsham, Thomas Worsham, Catherine
Young, Geo W. Young, Wellington Young, Roy Young
Fourteen people testified on Sarah's behalf. The application was denied,
Nov. 15, 1896.
Sarah was angry. She was entitled to citizenship. She had a good case.
She appealed the judgment of the Dawes Commission on December 15, 1896. The appeal was
heard on January 8, 1897 in the United States Court of The Southern District of Indian
Territory at Ardmore, I.T. The appeal was upheld, and the decision of the Dawes Commission
was overturned. The applicants were granted Chickasaw citizenship and were places on the
Dawes List (except for Samuel Worsham and Gustavus Adolphus Worsham). The decision was
rendered February 5, 1898.
The Chickasaws became more and more concerned that the Dawes Commission
was too lenient and was adding thousands of non-entitled whites and "coloreds" to their
list. The Chickasaws' concerns were probably justified. In 1897, the Chickasaws appointed
their own four member commission to work with the Dawes commission staff. This Chickasaw
Citizenship Commission independently reviewed thousands of applications and presented
their opinions to the Dawes staff. The Dawes staff generally ignored them. Perhaps as a
part of this great concern, the Chickasaws appealed the decision of the ?Southern District
court (regarding Sarah Palmer) to the U.S. Supreme Court on July 11, 1898. However, on May
15, 1899, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Southern Court, favoring Sarah
Palmer, et al. Sarah and her stipulated relatives continued to be registered on the Dawes
list. Having the concurrence of the United States Supreme Court must have given Sarah and
her relatives much comfort. Who would disobey the Supreme Court?
In 1902 still very dissatisfied with the allowances of the Dawes staff,
Chickasaw and Choctaw officials convinced Congress to create the Choctaw-Chickasaw
Citizenship Court to make decisions on enrollment claims, with authority over the Dawes
staff. In December of 1902, the Citizenship Court declared that all enrollment decisions
made by the U.S. Court of the Southern District of the Indian Territory were null and
void. This meant that Sarah's favorable decisions from the Southern Court, and from the
Supreme Court, were worthless. So, in March of 1903, Sarah, once more, petitioned for
citizenship. She applied to the Choctaw-Chickasaw Citizenship Court and became Case 39.
Her case was made more difficult by the court's declaration that all affidavits and
depositions from any previous trials were disallowed. This meant that Sarah had to go out
and get them all over again. It was not possible to get them all. Some people had died,
while others had moved away. She was able to get testimony from 11 people, but it was not
as convincing as prior testimonies had been. The decision took a year and a half. On
November 28, 1904, the Court denied her petition. Sarah and her relatives were removed
from the Dawes List. Sarah's denial seems to have been part of an attitude of a Court
utterly dedicated to the rejection of applications: of 3,679 applications, only 156 were
added to the Chickasaw and Choctaw rolls. It is perhaps relevant to note that the final
Chickasaw rolls, completed on January 2, 1906, contained 6, 319 names, of which only 635
were intermarried whites. It was over. There could be no further appeals.
Today, only an act of Congress can get a name added to the Chickasaw
rolls. It has never been done.
For Samuel Jackson Worsham, the loss of his wife's citizenship in the
Chickasaw Nation was a sudden disaster. His farm was Indian land. It was good land. He
could lose it to any Chickasaw or Choctaw who wished to claim it. John Farley Worsham,
Samuel's brother, had remained on the Chickasaw rolls, probably because his wife was
unquestionably a full blood Chickasaw. So John and Samuel worked a deal. John asked for
Samuel's land as part of his (John's) Indian allotment. This prevented Samuel's land from
being allotted to anyone else.
In 1906, the governments of the Five Civilized Tribes were terminated.
On that day, John sold Samuel's land back to Samuel for one dollar. These two brothers
were ,probably not the only ones to use this device.
Mary Ella Palmer Worsham died in 1914, and Samuel Jackson died in 1920.
Both are buried at Bomar Point Cemetery, Wilson, Carter County, Oklahoma.
The house currently on what was Samuel's property in Carter County is
not the original one. The original house burned in 1922, while everyone was at church.
Audrey and Julianna were responsible for having a house moved from nearby Wilson to the
site of the original house
THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL JACKSON WORSHAM AND MARY ELLA PALMER
All of the children married except Audrey and Thomas.
Thomas Jefferson Worsham was killed in the last month of World War I,
Oct 23, 1918, in Meuse, France. Tom was very tall - about six foot seven inches. When the
troops got up to charge forward, Tom was shot in the head. No other members of his machine
gun group were injured as the bullets passed over their heads.
Sophia married William McNutt, Mary Ella "Lil" married Mr. Burkeo, and
Julianna married Pet H. Moore.
Jeptha Fry Worsham married Georgia Elizabeth McPherson on April 14, 1914
in Ardmore Oklahoma. Georgia, the daughter of Henry McPherson, was originally from Texas,
but was living with her aunt Lily "Mae" McPherson Tennyson in Ardmore. Jeptha Fry (his
middle name was the same as Samuel Jackson's neighbor) and Georgia had a son Charles Noel,
who was known as "Buster". Jep and Georgia moved to Tulsa about 1917. There, Jep received
a head injury in about 1927 in an oil field and was somewhat of an invalid afterwards.
Georgia supported the family taking in laundry. She died on Christmas Eve in 1934. Jeptha
died in March of 1944. Both are buried in Clinton Cemetery in Tulsa, but the grave is not
Buster was born in August, 1915, in Lone Grove, Carter County, Oklahoma.
In 1938, Buster married Henrietta Louise Erdmane, of Tulsa, and had two sons James Noel
(1938) and Jerry "Jay Richard (1940). In 1942, Buster enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1944
he was divorced. He died in the war of an illness in December of 1944 in the South
Pacific, a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Force.
Louise Erdmans Worsham and James Noel now reside in Connecticut. James'
children James Todd and Kelly Elizabeth, live there as well.
"Jay" lives in Florida with his second wife Lou-Ann Fazzina. His three
sons Charles Alan, Scott Mitchell, and Brett Travis live in Connecticut. (James Noel
Worsham and Jerry "Jay" Richard Worsham
1. Unless stated otherwise, all text in quote marks is from recorded
testimony in Sarah Palmer's August 15, 1896 Application to the Commission For The Five
Civilized Trives (Dawes Commission) in Indian Territory; or, from the December 15, 1896
appeal of this application to the US Court of the Southern District, Ardmore, Indian
Territory; or, from the October 28, 1898 appeal to the United States Supreme Court, File
No. 17103; or, from the March 9, 1903 petition to the Choctaw and Chickasaw Citizenship
Court, Case 39. These records are on file at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office,
Muskogee, Oklahoma, as Case No. 75
2. By coincidence, another "Henry Worsham" moved from Virginia to
Louisiana one or two years later. This Henry was the great-great-great grandson of
emigrant William Worsham, brother of emigrant George Worsham,. This Henry is listed as
"Henry Wisham" on the 1830 Louisiana Census. In Louisiana, he married Hyacinthe Armide
De Villier at Plaquemine on April 2, 1821. No evidence has been found that either Henry
were ever aware of the other in Louisiana.
3. Source "Consolidated Index To Compiled Service Records of
Confederate Soldiers, "National Archives Microfilm <Publication M253, Roll 529
Gustavus d 1929 (date from funeral home), Julia d abt 1936 &
they bur at Bomar Point Cemetery, Wilson, Carter Co, OK with a ‘marker’ –
no headstone. (Jim Worsham, 2005)
b Joiner City, Pickens Co, Indian Territory, 1/16
Chickasaw Indian. Today, Joiner City and Pickens County are gone. Wilson
and Carter County are current names. (Jim Worsham, 2005)
O. Worsham. Correct paragraph number. He was 1/16 Chickasaw
Indian & b 14 Dec 1888 Tishomingo, Johnston, Indian Territory. In 1918
Joseph, single, with brown eyes & light hair, farmed near Joiner, OK in
Carter Co, OK. (WWI draft registration) He died abt 1942. (Jim Worsham,
Farley Worsham "Johnny" b 15 Jul 1891 was 1/16 Chickasaw Indian. Jim Worsham,
2005, has his birth as Joiner City, Pickens County, Indian Territory. According to World
War I Draft Registration Cards, he was born in Heldton, Chickasaw Co, Indian Territory &
had dark blue eyes & light hair. He m Letha I. Tipps abt 1909
of Carter Co, OK. The record at funeral home in Wilson, OK has his death as 18
Jul 1962. (Jim Worsham, 2005) Both bur Bomar Point Cem, Wilson, Carter Co, OK.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Thomas Adolphus Worsham "Dolph" "Dolphus" b 13 Aug 1910 in
Zaneis, OK & d 10 Mar 1996 Ardmore, Carter, OK. Dolph m
Betty Mildred Gauntt b 24 Sep 1916 Wilson, Atoka, OK & d 11 Jul 2009 Healdton,
Obit is courtesy Denise Worsham, wife of
Thomas Worsham, 2009.
Thomas A. "Dolph" Worsham Services for
Thomas Adolphus "Dolph" Worsham , 85, will be at 2p.m. Wednesday at First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Cheatham officiating. Interment will be at
Bomar Point Cemetery.
Worsham died March 10, 1996 in the
Ardmore hospital after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 13, 1910 at Zaneis, to John
F. and Letha Tipps Worsham.
He attended school at Zanies and served
with the Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands and the Asiatic-Pacific
Theater. He married Mildred Gauntt Baxter Sept. 27, 1945, and retired from Jones Oil
Co. in 1971.
He was a member of First United Methoist
Church, VFW and DAV.
Survivors include his wife, of the home;
three sons, Danny J., Wilson, Stephen M., Healdton, and Thomas S., Yukon; a
daughter, Kay N. Chaney, Ardmore; a sister, Patricia Wysong, Garden Grove, Ore.; 13
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Mike Emberling, Dr. Ed
Armstong, Jason Chaney, Rodney, Darrly and Casey Worsham.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Wilson, OK —
Graveside services for Betty Mildred (Gauntt) Worsham, 92, will be held
July 15, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson under the direction of
Roberts Funeral Home in Healdton, with grandson Rev. Rodney Worsham officiating.
Mildred was born in Wilson on Sept. 24, 1916, to the late Daniel Dow and Ada Lou
(Ellis) Gauntt. She departed this life July 11, 2009, at her home in Healdton,
Mildred was raised in Wilson, graduating from high school there in 1935, with a
perfect attendance. She met Thomas Adolphus Worsham and they were married Sept.
27, 1945. From this union there were four children born.
Mildred owned and operated Gauntt and Worsham Grocery in Healdton, worked at
Marietta Sporting Factory, was a lifelong member of the Healdton First United
Methodist Church, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, member of the Ladies Business
and Professional and a member of many lady card clubs. She loved playing dominoes
and lived a strong Christian life. Granny will be remembered for her strong and
loving sound advise, her awesome pies and her homemade food.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Thomas A. Worsham; parents; a daughter,
Joyce Lynn (Baxter) Griffith; a son, Billie Jean Baxter; four brothers, two
sisters, a granddaughter, Barbara Kay Veneigh; grandson, David Michael Griffith;
and a great-granddaughter, Lily Grace Chaney.
Survivors include one daughter, Kay Nell Chaney & husband Alan, Ardmore; three
sons, Danny Joe Worsham & wife Fran, Ringling, Stephen Mark Worsham, Healdton and
Thomas Scott Worsham & wife Denise, Yukon; 19 grandchildren, Julie Dolan & husband
Rick, Asher, Darryl Worsham & wife Rhonda, Austin, Texas, Rhodney Woesham & wife
Candice, Windfield, Kan., Tonya Worsham, Ardmore, Jason Chaney & wife Jill,
Ardmore, Marissa Chaney, Edmond, Mitchel Chaney, Ardmore, Casey Worsham & wife
Natalie, Durant, Nicole Duck & husband Curt, Davis, Twyla, Tyler, Trevor, Tia,
Tyra & Trey Worsham, Yukon, Casey Dawn Miller & husband Greg, Ringling, Erin
Edwards & husband Stephen, Ringling, Alan Patrick, Ringling and Corey Bernel &
husband Bruce, Lone Grove; 24 great-grandchildren, Amy Veneigh, Oklahoma City,
Emily Veneigh, Las Crus, Mexico, Aaron Veneigh, Portland, Ore., Erica Nesmith,
Ardmore, Cody & Clay Paul, Plainview, Bailey, Hannah & Isabella Worsham, Austin,
Texas, Olivia & Caleb Worsham, Winfield, Kan., Maci & Madden Duck, Davis, Peton
Worsham, Durant, Haleigh Kyle & Abigail Chaney, Ardmore, Katy & Colton Edwards,
Ringling, Stephanna Edwards, Ringling, Jace, Jacobe, Jaydon & Jenna Miller,
Ringling and Morgan Bernel, Lone Grove; four great-great-grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Darryl Worsham, Rodney Worsham, Jason Chaney,
Mitchel Chaney, Casey Worsham, Curt Duck, Tyler Worsham and Trevor Worsham.
Family visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in
Healdton. Online condolences may be sent to www.robertsfuneralhomes.us.
Otis Worsham was 1/16 Chickasaw Indian. He m Addie
Ruth Kimbrell. Both are bur in Bomar Point Cemetery, Wilson, Carter
Worsham b 12 Oct 1917 (1/32 Chickasaw) Wilson, Carter Co, OK & d 20 Jul 1986 in
Abilene, Taylor, TX. (Allene was born “Ellyne,” but had her name changed.) (Jim
Worsham, 2005) She m Lowell
Sanders b 18 Jan 1913 of Carter, OK & d May 1977 in of Frederick, Tillman, OK.
Cariol Worsham was b 17
Feb 1915 Western Carter Co., OK & d. 10 Oct 1998 Healdton, Carter Co, OK.
(1/32 Chickasaw) He m 1st) Treva Leotha Callaham who
d 4 Jul 1964. He m 2nd) Wanda N. Dunigan
22 Sep 1975 Cooke, TX. Wanda b abt 1932. His obituary is in the 12 Oct 1998, The Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, OK:
Wilson-Services for Kelly C. Worsham, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ash
Street Church of Christ with his son, Ronnie Worsham, officiating. Interment
will be at Bomar Point Cemetery. Worsham died Oct. 10, 1998, in Healdton. He
was born Feb. 17, 1915, in Western Carter County, to Harry O. and Addie Ruth
Kimbrell Worsham. Mr. Worsham was a lifelong resident of western Carter County
where he was employed by Cox and Hammons Oil Co. From 1949 until his
retirement in 1980. He grew up in the Wilson area where he attended school at
Zaneis, graduating in 1936. He married the former Treva Leotha Callahan. She
preceded him in death July 4, 1964. He later married Wanda
Dunigan. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Worsham was
preceded in death by infant twin daughters in 1938; three sisters, Allene
Saunders, Faye Morrison and Rita Lawrence; and a brother, Haskell Worsham. He
is survived by his wife, Wanda, of the home in Healdton; three daughters and
their husbands, July and Jim Enos of Winterhaven, Fla., Jane and Bill
Strickland of Velma, and Joy and Bob Doyle of Plano, Texas; five sons and
their wives, Dean and Shirley Worsham of Elmore City, Don and Karen Worsham of
Tom Bean, Texas, Tom and Jackie Worsham of Healdton, Jackie and Pam Worsham,
and Ronnie and Tana Worsham, of Plano; a brother and his wife, Grady and
Myrtle Worsham of Wilson; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.
Bearers are grandsons, Larry, Mike, Wade, Brandon, Kale, Casey and James
Worsham, Lance and Justin Strickland and Weston Doyle. The family will receive
friends this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Alexanderson Funeral Home, Wilson.
Children of Kelley and Treva: (Jim
Dean Worsham b 27 May 1937 Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK. (1/64 Chickasaw). He
m Shirley Lee. They live in
Elmore City, Garvin Co, OK. Shirley father's obit appeared in The Grove Sun Newspaper,10 Jul 2004:
GROVE - Carl Wesley Lee was born Nov 23, 1915 in Wynnewood, OK and passed away Feb 5, 2004, at his home in Grove. He was the son of John Arnold and Johnnie Lou Lee. He was a long time resident of Garvin Co, and had moved to Grove approximately 6 years ago. Carl was a charter member of Midway Baptist Church, Pernell, OK. for fifty years before moving his membership to First Baptist Church, Wynnewood, OK. Carol retired from the Sun Oil Company after 43 years of service. He enjoyed quail hunting, training and working with bird dogs. Carl also enjoyed playing dominoes with his friends at the Honey Creek Retirement Village in Grove. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a military police during his time spent in the military. Carl married Fern Louise Mann on Dec 24, 1934. She preceded him in death Nov 20, 1997. He is survived by 4 children: Pat Morris and her husband, James, of Tulsa; Shirley Worsham and her husband, Dean, of Elmore City, OK; Lawanda Bass and her husband, Lendell of Grove; Larry Lee and his wife Bunny, of Hennepin, OK and a daughter-in-law, Golinda Lee of Mexia, TX. Carl is also preceded in death by a son, Arnold Keith Lee of Mexia, TX. Carl and Fern have 9 living grandchildren: Carla Coffman, Kent Bass, Sonya Crowder, Teri Allison, Larry Worsham, Angie Hisaw, J. Wes Lee, John W. Lee, and Tanya Swinburn. they also have 3 deceased grandchildren: Sherri Worsham, Jacqualine Lee, and Andrew Lee. They have sixteen great-grandchildren.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.2. & .3.
twin daughters, b & d 1938 at birth Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK. (1/64
Gene Worsham "Don" b 12 Feb 1940 Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK. (1/64
Chickasaw). He m Karen Sue Fry
& they live in Tom Bean, TX.
Ann Worsham "Judy" b 12 Sep 1942 Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK. (1/64
Chickasaw) & m James Ray Enos "Jim"
born 7 Nov 1941 in Seminole, OK. They lived in Winterhaven, FL.
Children: (Julia Ann Worsham Enos, 2005)
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.5.1. Treva Diane Enos m Miles Hampton Plowden. Children: Treva
Ann Plowden, Taylor James Plowden, and Tucker Miles Plowden. They live in Winter
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.5.2. Melissa Kay Enos m Scott Hunter Smith. Children: Amy Marie
Smith and Maya Hunter Smith. They live in Orlando, FL.
Haskell Worsham b 9 Feb 1944 Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK. (1/64 Chickasaw). He
m Jacklyn Lou Herndon &
lived in Healdton, OK.
Jane Worsham b 27 June 1947 Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK. (1/64 Chickasaw). She
m Bill Strickland &
lived in Velma, Stephens Co, OK.
Joy Worsham b 11 Jan 1949 Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK. (1/64 Chickasaw). Joy m Robert John Doyle
"Bob" 14 Feb 1984 in Plano, Collin, TX. Bob b 13 Oct 1950
Karen had a son before she married Bob:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.8A.1. Robert Wade Worsham b 30 Jan 1970. Wade married Angela Lea Adams. Wade obit appeared in Collin Co, TX
On Sat, Jan. 29, 2000, our dear
and loving son, brother, dad, companion, nephew, cousin and friend, Wade
Worsham, lost his five-year battle with cancer, one day before his 30th
birthday. However, he won the war as he went on to be with God and other loved
ones that have gone before him. Wade is survived by his parents, Joy and Robert
Doyle; his daughter and her mother, Ashtyn Worsham and Angela Adams; and his
brother, Weston Doyle. He also leaves a large, close-knit family of uncles,
aunts and cousins, the families of Dean and Shirley Worsham, Don and Karen
Worsham, Judy and Jim Enos, Tom and Jackie Worsham, Jane and Bill Strickland,
Jack and Pam Worsham and Ronnie and Tana Worsham. He is also survived by his
step-grandparents, Clarence and Mary Ellen Doyle. He is preceded in death by his
grandparents, Kelley and Treva Worsham. Wade graduated from Plano East Senior
High in 1988 and from East Texas State University in Commerce in 1994 where he
completed a bachelor of science degree in radio and television. Wade was a
gifted songwriter and musician and loved most kinds of sports. He was a member
of the Northeast Church in Garland. A special fund has been established at
Wade's church for his two-year old daughter, Ashtyn.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.8A.1. 1. Ashtyn Melody Worsham b 16 Apr 1997 Dallas Co, TX.
Child of Bob & Joy:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.8B.1. Weston Hughes Doyle b 14 Mar 1985 Collin Co, TX.
Charles Worsham "Jack" b 17 Jan 1951, Ringling, Jefferson Co, OK. (1/64
Chickasaw) Jack m Pamela Gaylene Briscoe
"Pam". Children: Leslie Anne Worsham & James Randal Worsham.
Lee Worsham b 9 Jul 1952 Wynnewood, Garvin Co, OK. (1/64 Chickasaw). He m Tana Kim Poteet & lived in
Plano, TX. Children: Brandon Lee Worsham (b 6 May 1979 Grayson Co., TX), Kale
William Worsham (b 9 Sep 1983), Casey Michael Worsham (b 11 Jul 1985), and Brianna
Kim Worsham (b 8 Sep 1988) (Ronnie
Lee Worsham, 2005)
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3. Granville Worsham b abt
1917 Wilson, Carter Co, OK & d 5 Jan 1920. Granville was 1/32 Chickasaw
& was bur Bomar Point Cem, Wilson, Carter Co, OK.
(Jim Worsham, 2005)
Isaac Worsham b 28 Jul 1918 Wilson, Carter Co, OK. (1/32 Chickasaw Indian). He married
Myrtle Gwendolyn Bolles. Grady d 3 Sep 2009 in
Wilson, Carter, OK. The 1 Sep 2009 Daily Ardmoreite:
Grady Issac Worsham, Wilson, OK
Funeral services for longtime Wilson
resident, Mr. Grady I. Worsham, 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3
at the Ash Street Church of Christ in Wilson with Ronnie Worsham
Larry Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Bomar Point Cemetery in
Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Grady was born July 28, 1918 in
Zaneis, Okla. to the late Mr. Harry O. and Mrs. Addie Ruth (Kimbrell) Worsham.
He departed this life Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 at Healdton, Okla.
Grady was raised in the Ringling area
attending school at Zaneis. He graduated from Zaneis High School in 1937. He was
All State in football playing quarterback for the Wildcats, and received a full
scholarship to play football for Oklahoma Christian University. He married the
former Myrtle Gwendolyn Bolles Dec. 16, 1941 at Ardmore. Grady farmed and
ranched for a living at Dillard and later worked for Skelly and Getty Oil
Company retiring after 37 years.
Grady enjoyed his retirement by being
an avid hunter and fisherman. He always enjoyed watching rodeos and attended
most Wilson Eagles home football games. He always loved sporting events whether
just observing, running the chains on the sideline or coaching. He also loved
his grandchildren very much and had been a longtime member of the Ash Street
Church of Christ in Wilson.
Preceding him in death were his
parents; infant brother, Grant Worsham; sisters, Allene Sanders, Faye Morris and
Rita Lawrence; brothers, Kelly Worsham, and Haskell Worsham.
Survivors include his beloved wife,
Myrtle of the home; daughter, Janice Worsham Aycox and husband Dale of
Hennessey; son, Harry Gene Worsham and wife Page of Lone Grove; grandchildren,
Deborah Van Meter and husband Rex, Alan Aycox and wife Stephanie, Lacey Vertrees
and husband Richard, Brandon Grady Worsham and Daniel Vernon;
great-grandchildren, Aubree Van Meter, Ashlee Van Meter and Ava Vertrees;
numerous other nieces and nephews and other family.
Pallbearers will be Alan Aycox,
Brandon Worsham, Daniel Vernon, Rex Van Meter, Richard Vertrees and Tom Worsham.
Honorary bearers will be Tom Tipps, Bill Fincher, Hershel Baker, Ralph Mullins,
Roy Hunziker, Landon Lowrence, David Hull, Dennis Tolbert, Boyd Salsbury, Dennis
Horn, Don Bolles, Mike Shores, Dickie Welch, Roy McQuater and Jerry Sosebee.
Memorials may be sent to the Ash Street Church of Christ, Box 416, Wilson OK
73463 or Good Samaritan Hospice, Box 297, Wilson OK 73463.
Family visitation will be from 5-7
p.m. tonight at the funeral home in Wilson. Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.5. Haskel Worsham b 11 Mar
1922 Wilson, Carter Co, OK & d Nov 1984 Ringling, Jefferson, OK. (Social Security
Death Index) He was 1/32 Chickasaw Indian. He m Beatrice V. Webb.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.6. Mary Faye Worsham
b 24 Apr 1924 Carter Co, OK. (6-1930;
Rayleen Smith, 2010; Social Security
Death Index) She was 1/32 Chickasaw Indian. Faye m Cecil Morrison
1 Aug 1947 Muskogee, OK. (Muskogee Co, OK mrg license Case: MLI-57-00489; Tom Worsham,
2002) Cecil b 23 Sep 1923 Boynton, Muskogee, OK, the son of Bluford
Mills & Cora E Morrison. (Obit, b 22 Sep 1925 SSDI) Bluford was 1/16 Indian & member of the Creek Tribe.
Bluford was born 9 May 1891 Creek Nation, Indian Territory & d 11 Mar 1966 San Diego,
CA. Photo of Mary Faye Worsham Morrison with husband Cecil Morrison
and their son, Cecil Ray Morrison, about 1968. Photo courtesy Rayleen Smith, 2010.
Cecil's military headstone states he was a medic
in World War II, he was a Corporal. (Rayleen Smith, 2010) Cecil d of a heart attack 6 Jan
1969 Ardmore, Carter, OK & Faye d of cancer Feb 1985 in Mercy Memorial, Ardmore, OK. (Rayleen Smith,
2010; Social Security Death Index)
Cecil Ray Morrison b 14 Mar 1963 Ringling,
Oklahoma. (Rayleen Smith, 2010)
Cecil and has 2 daughters Alicia Faye Morrison and Cecelia Ray Morrison. Alicia m Walter Lada and
they have 2 children Emily and Anthony. Cecilia m Rick and they have 2 children Rayna
and Ricky. (Rayleen Smith, 2010) Photo of Cecil Ray Morrison
courtesy Rayleen Smith, 2010.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.7. Rita Joy
b 28 Jul 1931 Wilson, Carter, OK & d 6 Apr 1991 in Denton, Denton, TX. She m Robert
She was 1/32 Chickasaw Indian. She d 6 Apr 1991 Denton, Denton, TX
& bur Fairview Cem, Gainesville, Cooke, TX. Her death was reported
in the The Ft Worth Star-Telegram, 9 Apr 1991, p3:
GAINESVILLE- Rita Lawrence of Gainesville, a homemaker,
died Saturday at a Denton hospital. She was 59. Funeral will be today at Commerce Street Church of Christ in Gainesville, where she was a member. Burial will be in Fairview Cem in Gainesville. Mrs. Lawrence was born in Wilson, OK. Survivors: Husband, Robert Lawrence of Gainesville; 2 dau, Sharon Voyles of Whitesboro & Lisa Krebs of Garland; 2 brothers, Kelly Worsham & Grady Worsham, both of Wilson, OK; sis, Allene Sanders of Wilson, OK
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Ramer Worsham "Raymon"
His name is spelled Raymer on his headstone. He was b Joiner City, Healdton Township, Indian Territory, 1/16 Chickasaw Indian,
& bur Bomar Point Cemetery, Wilson, Carter Co, OK. (Jim Worsham, 2005)
Her obit says she was born to Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Worsham 10 Oct 1917 in Carter
Co, OK. She is in the 1930 Hewitt, Carter Co, OK census living with the son of
Gustavus and Julia Worsham named Joe Worsham. She is listed as his niece named
Aurelia age 12 b OK and both her parents b in OK. Joe's mother, a widow, Julie
Worsham age 69 b AR is also in the home.
The Cottage Grove Sentinel, 19 Jan 2005, included her photo:
Aurelia Wysong, a 46-year resident of Cottage Grove, died Jan 14 at the age of
87 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. G.
A. Worsham in Carter County, Okla., on Oct 10, 1917. She graduated from high
school and lived in Silver City, N.M., Texas and Oklahoma. She married Autrey
Wysong in Reno, Nev., on Jan 14, 1959. He died on Dec 9, 1988. She was
a homemaker. Her hobbies included attending church and church functions,
gardening, plants and playing cards. She was a member of the Church of Christ
on Pennoyer Avenue. She is survived by her stepson and his wife: JP and Sharon
Wysong of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one
great-great-grandchild. A service was held Tue. Interment will be at the
Private Lane Memorial Gardens.Memorial contributions can be made to Operation
Independence, PeaceHealth of Cottage Grove or the Church of Christ."
18.104.22.168.4.7.3. Samuel Jackson Worsham Jr b 1850
East Feliciana Parish, LA & m Mary Ella Palmer 1881
Tishomingo, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. About 1864, Samuel Jackson
Worsham, age 14, walked from Clinton, LA to Indian Territory (OK) with his two
brothers John Farley and Gustavus Adolphus.
Mary Ella Palmer was dau of Sarah Moseby (1/4
Chickasaw) and Frederick Palmer, Sarah’s 1st husband. Mary Ella was the ½ sister of
Julia Ann Palmer who m Gustavus Adolphus Worsham. Mary Ella
Palmer, herself, was previously m to Guy T Perry, nicknamed
“Rat,” who was a traveling salesman. Guy was b abt 1853, m Mary Ella 1 Sep 1876 in
Tishomingo, Tishomingo Co, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Guy was divorced abt 1880
and d before 1897, probably in Kansas. Their children were raised by Mary Ella and Samual.
Children of Mary Ella and Guy Perry:
1. Frederick Oscar Perry b 11 Oct 1877,
d 6 Jan 1969, m Mary Ella Putman. Children: Paul Raymond Perry b 17 Mar 1923 at
Cornish, Jefferson Co, OK. m Wanda Jean Chin, b abt 1925, dau of Buford Chin.
Paul and Wanda had a son Dana Paul Perry b abt 1949 in Pico Rivera, CA, who m Deborah
Alaniz 12 Oct 1974. Dana and Deborah have a son.
2. Ada Perry b abt 1878, d before
17 Aug 1896, unmarried.
Palmers and above Worsham's applied for
Chickasaw citizenship in 1885 and were rejected; again in 1896 and were
rejected; appealed in court in 1896 and were accepted; in 1898 Chickasaws
appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and lost (citizenship was accepted); in 1902,
Chickasaws rejected all U.S. Court decisions and made everyone apply again;
application was made in 1903 and rejected in 1904. (James Noel Worsham, 2000)
James Noel Worsham furnished this 1914 Worsham family photo, taken
in Joiner City, Carter Co, OK. Included in the photo are son Jeptha Fry
Worsham, son Frederick Oscar Perry holding his dau Lillian Irene Perry, dau
Audry Worsham, dau Julianna Worsham Moore, son Thomas Jefferson Worsham; father
Samuel Jackson Worsham, son Richard Lester Perry, mother Mary Ella Palmer Perry
Worsham (her first husband was Guy T. "Rat" Perry), son William
Frederick Perry, dau Sophia Adelia Worsham McNutt holding her dau Cleta Juanita
McNutt Wood, Oleda Burkleo Jones, dau Mary Ella Worsham Burkleo holding her dau
Mary Irene Burkleo Bailey, Vernon Burkleo; Mary Edith Perry (White, Sanford),
Norma McNutt Stansbury, Aurora Marie McNutt McNees, Rossie Estelle McNutt
Barnes, Veda Burkleo Bridwell. Samuel did not allow spouses in this photo,
hence Jeptha's and Fred's wives are missing, along with several of the
daughter's husbands. Thomas Jefferson Worsham was tall, very tall - in
fact he is standing in a hole that he dug.
Top row, from left
son Jeptha Fry Worsham, son Frederick Oscar Perry holding his dau Lillian
Irene Perry, dau Audry Worsham, dau Julianna Worsham Moore, son Thomas Jefferson
Worsham. Middle row: father Samuel Jackson
Worsham, son Richard Lester Perry, mother Mary Ella Palmer Perry Worsham (her
first husband was Guy T. "Rat" Perry), son William Frederick Perry,
dau Sophia Adelia Worsham McNutt holding her dau Cleta Juanita McNutt Wood, Oleda Burkleo Jones, dau Mary Ella Worsham Burkleo holding her dau Mary Irene
Burkleo Bailey, Vernon Burkleo. Bottom row: Mary Edith Perry (White, Sanford),
Norma McNutt Stansbury, Aurora Marie McNutt McNees, Rossie Estelle McNutt
Barnes, Veda Burkleo Bridwell. Picture from James Noel