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Branch Worsham. "Elizabeth B Branch (middle name Branch too) was
the daughter of William and Peggy. She was married to her cousin William
Branch on 11 February 1802." (Farmville - Prince Edward Historical
Society, titled "Worsham Family Square (Cemetery)" by George M.
H Worsham b abt 1786 Prince Edward Co, VA. “Virginia
Revolutionary Records Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers 1818-1864"
abstracted by Alycan F Pierce, p 635, 1837, Wm Worsham of Prince Edward Co, VA
Court satisfied that the pensioner died leaving no widow but children: William H
Worsham of GA. William H Worsham m 1st) Elizabeth
Price, d/o Jacob, 27 Dec 1808 Prince Edward Co, VA. William H
Worsham m 2nd) Sarah Walls 30
Jun 1822 Jackson Co, GA. (37000 Early GA Mrgs) Sarah b 7 Nov 1798 Jackson
Co, GA d/o John & Susannah Walls. (Walls Bible, Claudine Putnam, 2004)
They are in the 1830 Gwinnett Co, GA cens, Wm H Worsham, 2m 10-15, 1m 40-50; 2
f <5, 1f 30-40, 1f 40-50. There was a William Worsham from Monroe Co,
GA who was a fortunate drawer of land in the 1832 Cherokee land lottery located
in Cass Co, GA. Family researcher, Patricia Worsham, believes that the
William Worsham who made that draw never claimed the land and it went back to
the state. However, this connection ties Monroe Co, GA to Cass Co, GA
through William Worsham. Also, Cass Co, GA changed it’s name to Bartow
Co in 1861 & Bartow Co adjoins Floyd Co. In the Baldwin Co, GA
Union Recorder newspaper clippings page 62 by Tod Evans, Vol III, 1837-1839
published by Evans in Savannah, GA, 1994, there was a letter remaining at the
Post Office in Forsyth, Monroe Co, GA on 1st Jul 1837 for William
Worsham. There might be a connection to the John Worsham who was in the
list of letters remaining in the Post Office at Forsyth, Monroe Co, GA on 1 Oct
1835, pg 237 of the Union Recorder newspaper clippings. In the 1840
Forsyth Co, GA cens. (Gwinnett Co, GA borders Forsyth Co. & Cherokee Co
separates Forsyth and Cass Co) is W. H. Worsham, p 369, 3 m < 5, 1m 50-60;
1f < 5, 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15 & 1f 40-50. In addition, William Worsham,
is in the 1840 Cass Co, GA census with 10 children. William Worsham b abt
1786 VA & Sarah b abt 1799 SC are in the 1850 Cass Co, GA census, p
166, age 64, house carpenter. The family is discussed in the Pope Co, AR, Vol 2, Pope Historical Assoc, 1981, Joster's Pub, Topeka, KS. Children:
(Patricia Worsham & Jerry H Adams)
H. & Elizabeth probably had a son (see page 783):
Bolton Worsham b 1815 VA & m 1st) Susan
abt 1840. Susan b 1816 SC. He is on the 1850 Gwinnett Co, GA Census, p 187. He m
2nd) Mary A Windsor who was b Aug 1841 GA. Joanne Folsom,
maiden name is from the final settlement of the will of her father, Anderson Windsor in
1910. (Book 20 page 8-11 ) The will was recorded in Gwinnett Co, Georgia 11 Mar 1886.
(Will book D page 339-340) Anderson died Dec 1885. Anderson had six children by Clarissa
Brown his first wife and three by his second wife Sarah. Mary Worsham is listed as one
of the heirs of Anderson Windsor on the final settlement. She was the only child of the
first marriage still living at that time. The three daughters by the second marriage
were living, all the rest named were Anderson grandchildren."
William is on the 1870 Pinkneyville, Gwinnett Co. Census, p 10. (see page 783) Mary died 8 Aug 1929 in Chattooga Ga.
William & Sarah children:
Worsham b abt 1829 of Cass Co, GA. (21-1850) Miss. Sarah Worsham m W T Wilson 20 Apr 1879 Galla Rock, Pope Co, AR. (Galla Rock,
Pope Co, AR Marriages, Bk E, p 293) She is age 35 & J T is age 40. There is
connection between this Wilson family and the Worsham's. They were neighbors in the GA
Census records in 1850 and 1860. They apparently migrated together from Cass Co, GA to
Pope Co, AR. Two members of the Wilson family affirmed John E Worsham's service in the
60th GA in his AR Confederate Pension Application, saying that they had known
him for 45 years and knew of his service. This Wilson family was from SC. In the 1880
Galla Rock, Pope, AR cens, is John T. Wilson, age 53, & wife Sarah, age 45 GA. Her
father was b VA & mother b GA.
Elbert Worsham b 13 Jan 1832 of Cass Co, GA. (18-1850) He is probably in the 1860
Crawford Co, GA census living with Wm Burgy, as John Worsham age 27 SC, p896.
Pope Co, AR, vol II, Pope Co
Historical Assoc, 1981, Josten's Publishing Co, Topeka, KS by Bertrand R Worsham:
"John Elbert who was one of General Jubal Early's troops who attempted to capture
Washington, DC, was shot at Monocacy River, hospitalized at Frederick, Maryland and
recovered and was in a prisoner of war exchange."
He m Amanda Melvina Tanner abt 1869 probably in Bartow
Co, GA. Melvina b
Jan 1852 GA. Another date of birth is 15 Feb 1855. (Pat Worsham, 1997)
Her age varies with every census, her tombstone, and her death certificate. They
probably moved to Pope Co between 1871 and 1875. Shirley Tanner McDonald, 1999, wrote:
"My Great Grandfather was Alen Tanner and in the 1870 Bartow Co, GA cens. His
first wife was Rachel Loudermilk. He was a RR worker according to the cens. He moved to
Wood Co, TX. possibly with the RR. Sometime in the 1880's Rachel passed away and he came
to AR where a lot of his family had moved from GA. He had a sister, Amanda Melvina
Tanner Worsham." It was said that John built three houses upon arrival in
Galla Rock. He is age 42 in the 1880 Galla Rock, Pope Co., AR Census. They are in the
1900 Burnett, Pope Co, AR census as John E b Jan 1833 & Viney b Jan 1852. Picture from Bertrand R Worsham, 1981, also in Pope Co, AR, vol II,
Pope Co Historical Assoc, 1981, Josten's Publishing Co, Topeka, KS by Bertrand R.
The name Elbert is in the Pope Co History
book by Bertrand. They were Methodist. Patricia Worsham believed this Tanner line was
from Haralson Co, GA. Two of Melvina's brothers, Allen and Richard also migrated to
Pope Co. Richard was a hemophiliac and Melvina was a carrier. Patricia Worsham suspects
that some of the male Worsham children may have died young from this disease.
John E Worsham, claimed residence in Bartow
Co, enlisted 25 April 1862, Private, served Georgia Enlisted H Co 60th Inf Reg. GA,
(Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865). John E Worsham’s AR
Confederate Pension Application places him with the Cass Co. Confederate group. AR Confederate
Veterans & widows pension application lists John Elbert Worsham, widow Melvina, Co H
60 regiment GA I, 1862-65, app. 26 Aug 1901 in Pope Co, AR; deceased. 7/25/08. John E's
AR Confederate Pension Application places him with the Cass Co Confederate group. John
was wounded by a shot in the left side and part of a tree fell on his right arm. He was
taken prisoner at the Battle of Monocacy, MD. He was later send to Point Lookout POW
camp and eventually was exchanged.
He d 26 Jun 1908, Pope, AR & she d 24
Sep 1921 Pope Co, AR. John & Melvina are bur in Bell's Chapel cemetery Pope Co, AR
with their infant son Richard. The original tombstone for John E. shows "Born in
Georgia." It has since been replaced. This family is in Pope Co, AR, vol
2, Pope Historical Ass, 1981, Joster's Pub, Topeka, KS.
William Henry Worsham b 16 Jan 1870 of Bartow, GA (9-1880) m Dona
A Cooper 16 Aug 1894 Pope Co, AR. She was b 8 Oct 1874 & d
18 Mar 1936 Pope, AR. He d 27 Jun 1902 while fording Isabella Creek on
mule back in Pope Co, AR. Both are bur Shiloh Cem, Pope Co, AR.
Rose Clemie Worsham b 2 Jul 1895 Pope, AR m
Burris abt 1917
Pope, AR & she d 19 Sep 1973 Pope, AR. Dolan b. Dec 27, 1893, d 1 Aug 1997. Both bur. Shiloh Cem, Pope Co,
George Leonard W Worsham b 30 Aug 1896 Pope, AR m 1st)
Bridges & m 2nd) Catherine Gray,
1917. He d 2 Nov 1967 of Conway Co, AR. George & Catherine
are in the 1920 Conway Co, AR census with her father, Wm. T. Gray.
George is bur. Shiloh Cem., Pope, AR.
Lewis Henry Worsham
b 2 Apr 1898, Pope, AR m Emma Levada Burris,
d/o John Eddy & Amanda Caroline Burris, abt 1921 in Pope, AR. She b 3 Mar 1906 in
Pope, AR, and died 20 Dec 1995 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK & bur Memorial Park
Cem, Oklahoma City. He d 4 Jun 1964, Oklahoma, OK. Picture
of Lewis Henry Washam & Emma Levada Burris from Bertrand R. Worsham, 1981,
also in Pope Co, AR, vol. II, Pope Co Historical Assoc, 1981, Josten's Publishing Co,
Topeka, KS by Bertrand R Worsham.
Wilma Beatrice Worsham
b 21 Oct 1922 Atkins, Pope, AR m 1st)
William Cole of Oklahoma, OK; m 2nd) PhilipFelix. She grew
up in Russellville, AR and Sand Springs, TX & moved to OK in 1931 where
she graduated from Central High School. Wilma was a real estate broker and
loan closer until her retirement in 1976. She d 9 Jun 1996, Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, OK & bur Jun 12 Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma
Willard Inez Worsham b 15 Apr 1924 Pope, AR m
Richard Lyoyd Vanden Bos b 17 Mar 1917 of South Dakota.
Willard d Oct 1992 in
Huntington Beach, Orange, CA & Richard d 26 Jan 1994 Norman, Cleveland, OK.
Dr Bertrand Ray Worsham b 14 Feb 1926 Pope,
m Lynne Ellen Reynolds. Bertrand d 1 Oct 2003 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK.
(Mary-Ellen Clarice (Worsham) Taylor, 2003) Photo from 1943
Yearbook "The Cardinal", Central High Schoo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Clarice Worsham & Richard Andrew Worsham.
Edsel Earl Worsham b 19 May 1928 Pope, AR m
Evalyn Jane Burton.
Children: David Earl
Worsham & Gregory Burton Worsham.
Tempie L Worsham b Mar 1900 Burnett, Pope, AR.
m 1st) Martin Maxwell 8 Aug 1921 Pope, AR &
John Thomas Duvall "Turkey" 15 Jun 1934. John was b 7 May
1891 Pope, AR (World War I Draft Registration) & d 26 Feb 1959 Pope, AR. She was
in the 1930 Convenience, Pope, AR census age 30 as Tempie Maxwell with son Eugene
Maxwell age 7. She d 31 Mar 1972 Pope, AR & bur Shiloh Cem.
Photo of Tempie Worsham Duvall with Paula Duvall and Denise
Duvall (granddaughters) courtesy Paula Duvall, 2009.
Pete Escamilla, 20091
wrote about Tempie:
personal note ... she was a wonderful woman and a great grandmother to me. She
died when I was 13 but I still have all her letters and many memories of her and the
everyday things we did together when I was a small child.
Child of Tempie & Martin
Eugene Maxwell b abt 1923 of Convenience, Pope, AR.
Child of Tempie & John
Lewis Duvall b 10 Feb 1937 AR & d 14
Nov 1993 Pope, AR. (Terri Qayyum, 2001)
Photo courtesy Paula Duvall, 2009.
John Allen Worsham b Dec 1875 of Pope Co., AR m
1st) Helen Kelley 5 Nov 1899 Conway
Co, AR. It was an easier trip to Conway Co Courthouse than to the Pope
Co Courthouse. In Bertrand's article, his middle name is Archer but on the
social security application for his son Carl Lester Worsham, his name is
Allen. Allen Tanner was Melvina's brother and that may be where the name
Allen came from. He is listed as a carpenter in the 1900 census.
Helen b 8 Sep 1880 & d 24 Dec 1951 of Pope, AR. He m 2nd)
Julia Hillis. John d 1952 North Little
Rock, AR & bur there. He was m several times but only the marriage
to Helen yielded children. John was a hemophiliac which he inherited
from his mother Melvina, a carrier. Since this is a sex-linked (X
chromosome) trait, his sons did not inherit the disease, but his daughter
Myrtle was a carrier. Both of her sons were hemophiliacs.
Children of John:
184.108.40.206.2.2B.2.2.1. Myrtle E Worsham b abt 1901 Pope, AR m 1st) Eugene W Denton abt 1920. Eugene was b abt 1898 AR. They
divorced 2 Nov 1939 Pulaski Co, AR. Myrtle m 2nd) Mr. Knight.
220.127.116.11.2.2B.18.104.22.168. Lee Allen Denton b abt 1924 AR.
22.214.171.124.2.2B.126.96.36.199. Roy Denton b abt 1926 AR.
Emmett Homer Worsham b 28 Dec 1902 Pope, AR, m Eula
Vernon Wright 15 Apr 1923 in Conway Co, AR. She was b 15 Jun 1897
in Pope, AR and d 14 Nov 1975 Russellville, Pope, AR. He d 30 Sep 1942.
Carl Vernon Worsham b 22 Nov 1924 Pope, AR m Vivian Eulene Childers.
Irvin Lee Worsham "Ervin" b 25 Aug 1905 Pope, AR. He m
Althea Eugenia Miller "Jean" 31 Aug
1923 Pope, AR. Althea was b
25 May 1907 in Mt Pleasant, Titus, TX, d 18 Jun 1969 Mt Pleasant, Titus, TX & bur
Edgewood Cem, AR. In 1928 they lived in Tulsa, OK. Irvin d 16 Oct 1995 North Little Rock, Pulaski, AR & bur
Edgewood Cem, AR.
Children of Irvin:
John Julian Worsham b 30 Mar 1924 of Pope,
AR & d 5 Jul 1930 Pulaski, AR.
Lawerence Worsham b 29 May 1925 of Pope,
AR & d 6 Nov 1933 Pulaski, AR.
Eugene Worsham b 9 Jan 1927 of Pope, AR & d 22 Aug 2006 Benton, Saline, AR.
In 1930 he was 3 yrs old and lived in Red Fork, Tulsa, OK. Lyman m 1st)
Betty Lou Smith abt 1948. Betty b Feb 1931 of
Little Rock, Pulaski, AR. Lyman is in the 1951 Bisbee, Arizona Directory as Lyman E
Worsham, manager Karl's Shoe Store, 35 Main St, PO Box 280 and his wife was Betty.
Betty and Lyman divorced and Betty m 2nd) Loris Arthur Pinnell
b 9 Dec 1930 in Lake, Indiana & d 16 Mar 1998 Patagonia, Santa Cruz, AZ.
Lyman m 2nd)
Mary Cox abt 1971. (Obit) Lyman's last residence
was Benton, Saline, AR and his obit:
BENTON - Lyman E. Worsham, 79, of Benton passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2006. He
was owner of Central Photo in Benton for 33 years, a member of Parkview United
Methodist Church, the North Little Rock Elks #1004, Pulaski Heights Masonic Lodge
#673, Scimitar Shriners A.A.ONMS of Little Rock and the Scottish Rite of Free
Masonry. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Cox Worsham, of Benton ;
daughter, Joyce Worsham Sheddy and fiancé Mike Hankins, of Knoxville, Tenn.; two
beautiful granddaughters that he was very proud of, Madison and Morgan Sheddy and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and
Jean Worsham; two brothers, Bill and Lee Worsham and a sister, Helen Richards. The
family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Shane Kimball and the nurses
at Benton Dialysis Clinic.
188.8.131.52.2.2B.184.108.40.206. Irvin Lee Worsham
Jr b 31 Mar 1928 Red
Fork, Tulsa Co, OK. (Billy J Worsham, 2006) He m Tommie
Cleveland. He d 30 May 1987 Buckeye, Maricopa, AZ.
William Thomas Worsham "Bill" b 24 Mar 1929 Red
Fork, Tulsa, OK. On 20 Dec 1945
William enlisted as a private in the Signal Corps and served in World War II.
William m 1st Ozma Mae Rogers "Tiny"
on 2 Feb 1950 Saline Co, Arkansas. William m 2nd) Betty Ruth Furgerson "Ferguso".
William m 3rd) Beatriz Margarita Montero 1952
in Cochise, Arizona. William d 30 Oct 1997 in Little Rock, Pulaski, AR.
Helen Jo Worsham b 28 Apr 1930 of Red Fork,
Tulsa, OK. She m Billy Richards "Bill" 21
Aug 1946 Saline, Arkansas. Helen d 27 Mar 2001
North Little Rock, Pulaski, AR & her obit appeared 5 Apr
Worsham Richards, 70 of North Little Rock, a member of Central Baptist Church in North
Little Rock and a member of the Jewel Chapter of the Eastern Star where she was past
worthy matron, died Tuesday, March 27. Survivors include her husband, Bill Richards;
three daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Steve Morgan of Sherwood, Jo Ann and David
Duke of Maumelle, Kathy and Doug Hatcher of Cabot; one brother and sister-in-law, Lyman
and Mary Worsham of Little Rock and a sister-in-law, Tommie Worsham of North Little
Rock. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Hatcher. Funeral services were held
Friday, March 30, burial was at Edgewood Memorial Park.
Carl Lester Worsham b 28 Feb 1908 Atkins, Pope,
AR, m 1st) Virginia Coker & m 2nd)
Emma Andrews. Carl d 19 Aug 1986, Holtville, Imperial, CA.
Children of Virginia:
Donald Lee Worsham b 19 Oct 1928.
Willin Newton Worsham died as an
Children of Emma:
Ronald Gene Worsham b 24 Sep 1936 of Tulsa, OK & d 18
Jan 1990 Los Angeles, CA.
220.127.116.11.2.2B.2.2.4B.2. David Lee Worsham b 28 Oct
1938 of Tulsa, OK & d 30 Jun 1968 Los Angeles, CA.
Harold Keith Worsham b 1
Jul 1944 AR & d 6 Feb 1996 Imperial, CA
Mary Ellen Worsham
Ira Carl Worsham
Larry Wayne Worsham
James Worsham b abt 1880 of Pope Co, AR.
(l/12 -1880) d before 1900
Richard N Worsham b 15 May 1881 Pope, AR & d
17 Jul 1882, Pope, AR. He is bur Bell's Chapel Cem. (Pat Worsham,
Emmett Lawrence Worsham b 7 Apr 1885 Pope Co, AR according to
his Social Security application of Pope Co, AR. He m 1st) Rosy
G Vest "Rosie" 10 Jul 1904 Pope Co, AR. Rosie b abt 1885 Pope, AR. He m 2nd)
Roxie Kelley of Pulaski, AR. In 1935 he lived in Little Rock,
AR and was employed as a watchman.
Photo of Lewis Henry "Louis" Worsham
(left, nephew of Emmett) and Emmett Lawrence Worsham (right) courtesy
Deanna Worsham, 2013.
Deanna Worsham, 2013, wrote:
As a child, I
remember visiting Clemie, George, and Tempie in Atkins, AR. and seeing the
tombstones of John Elbert and Melvina at Bell's Chapel Cemetery. I also
knew Carl and Irvin Worsham, who would come to visit their Uncle Emmett at
our home in North Little Rock, AR. My brother, Emmett Gene Worsham, was
born December 24, 1942, and died July 6, 1992. Emmett L. and Roxie had a
second son, David Joseph, born December 30, 1945 and died April 22, 1946.
Roxie Kelley Worsham was born February 3, 1918 and died June 2, 2003. They
are all buried at Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock, AR.
Emmett was a Royal Arch
Mason, a deputy sheriff in Pope Co, AR and in 1930's and 1940's an officer
for the Little Rock Police Department. (Deanna Worsham, 2013) During World
War II, he was a guard at the armament plant in Little Rock.
Emmett died Nov 1964 Pope Co, AR & bur Bells
Chapel Cemetery, Pope, AR.
& Rosy children:
Ava O Worsham b abt 1906 Pope, AR.
Emmett Leon Worsham b 7 Jul 1917 Atkins, Pope, AR
& d May 1976 Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR. He is the 1935 Little Rock,
AR directory as Emmett L Worsham Jr (Mary E) soda dispenser house at 238 Melrose.
Emmett Gene Worsham.
Anchorage Daily News (AK) - July 9,
Emmett Gene Worsham,
49, died July 6 at his Anchorage residence. No public service will be
held.Mr. Worsham was born Dec. 24, 1942, in Little Rock, Ark.He worked as a
sky cap, helping with luggage between car and terminal at the airport, and
enjoyed the camaraderie with his co-workers. He enjoyed truck driving, the
outdoors and people and was very outgoing, his family said. He enjoyed
gardening and Louis L'Amour books.Mr. Worsham is survived by his mother,
Roxie of Anchorage; his daughter, Jackie Blamberg of Little Rock; his
sister, Deanna of Anchorage; and two grandchildren. Arrangements were
by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
Wilma Deanna Worsham.
Infant Worsham dates unknown. Melvina states in the 1910 census that she had 6 children, 2 living.
Robert Archer Worsham b abt 1835 of Cass Co., GA. (15-1850)
He m Sarah L Turner 29 Dec 1858 of
Wilkinson, GA d/o Ben Turner. (Joy Hight, 1998) Robert, age 25 GA,
is in the 1860 Cartersville, Cass Co census as a laborer and m in the last
year with one sister, S age 17 (probably wife) and two brothers, J 9 mos
and J 27 yrs, living in dwelling #23A. (Jerry H Adams, 2000) According
to Paulding County, It's People & Places, Foster, 1983, p594:
Worsham muster call Co. H 60th Regmt., GA Vol. Inf. CSA, Bartow
Co., GA. GA's Dept. of Archives and History has Robert served in Company
H, 60th Regiment, GA Volunteer Infantry, a Private, joined April
25, 1862 in Cartersville, Cass Co., GA, June 12,1863 hospitalized in
Lynchburg, VA; captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 14 Sep 1864.
Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865:
R A Worsham claimed
residence in Bartow Co., enlist 25 April 1862, Priv, served Georgia, Grave
#2624, Woodland National Cemetery, enlisted H Co. 60th Inf Reg. GA
died at Elmira, NY.
Prison Camp OnLine Library, Submitted Information: Confederate Index (http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/elmiraprison/):
Born in 1835, in what was then Cass County, Georgia. It is now known as Bartow County.
He was the son of William and Sarah Smith Worsham; who obtained land in the 1832
Cherokee land lottery, and moved to Cass County from Monroe County, Georgia. Robert
Archer Worsham was a private in the Civil War, joining with his brother John Elbert
Worsham, April 25, 1862. They joined and left out of Cartersville, Georgia as members of
Ga. 60th Inf. Co. H. Robert Archer married Sarah Turner before the war and had one son,
John Archer Worsham. He was wounded and captured at Cedar Creek, Virginia, September 19,
1864. He was sent to Chimorazo Hospital, No.2, in Richmond, Virginia. He was transferred
to Elmira Prison Camp December 16, 1865. He died April 8, 1865, of chronic diarrhea. He
was buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Grave #2624.
His family is in the Pope Co, AR, v2, Pope
Historical Ass, 1981, Joster's Pub, Topeka, KS. He d of Chronic
Dysentery & was bur 9 Apr 1865 Woodlawn Nat'l Cem. (Gravestone # 2697)
Sarah applied for a widow's pension and gave the initial A. in the
application. The name Archer has not been confirmed according to
Patricia Worsham. Sarah gave the date of death as 1863 in the Civil War.
Sarah m 2nd) Richard O Finch 28 May 1872 Bartow, GA.
She is Sarah L Finch born Jan 1843 GA, a widow, in the 1900 Adairsville, Bartow, GA
census living with her son in law, Jesse S. Camp & daughter, Mollie L. Camp.
John Archer Worsham "Archie" b 22 Sep
Cass Co, GA m
Nancy Jane Edwards
11 Jan 1878 Bartow Co, GA. Nancy b 20 Jun 1857 d/o Wm &
Katherine Dowdy Edwards of Lumpkin Co, GA & d 14 Apr 1941 in Aragon,
Polk, GA. (Jerry H Adams, 2000 & Joy Hight, 1998) He is buried in
the Aragon, GA, city cemetery beside his wife Nancy, and two daughters,
Beulah and Lela, and a grandson, Griffin.
(Joy Hight, 1998) Photo is from Ancestry.com, 2006 &
contributed by Jane Edwards, 2006.
John Richard Worsham b 7 Oct 1878 Bartow, GA.
He m 1st) Lillie Roberts
in TX. He m 2nd) Rebecca Blaylock
3 Jan 1897 in Bartow, GA. She was b abt 1880. He m 3rd)
Bessie Bitty Nunnally 6 Mar 1927 of Bartow, GA. She was born 15 Feb 1910 of Bartow, GA, and died 1 Jul 2000 in
Rome, Floyd, GA. (SS death index) In his 40's, he learned to cook BBQ in
Texas, came back to GA, and started the first BBQ business in the area.
With financial backing from his sister Sallie, he built a small bldg at
the N.E. end of the 5th St. bridge (210 N 5th
Ave). It was built on 20' pilings, or maybe longer. Later, he built
several others were built. All were named "Lone Star BarBQ".
He d 15 Aug 1952, Rome, Floyd, GA of Arteriosclerosis & bur East View
James Oscar Worsham b 30 Nov 1897 of Bartow, GA m
Mattie Edwards 16 Sep 1917
Floyd, GA; b abt 1901, of Polk, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrg Oscar
Worsham, Mattie Edwards Bk L, p 429) He d 21 May 1959 (Jerry H.
Adams, 2000) & Mattie d 23 Jan 1993 Rome, Floyd, GA. (Social
Security Death Records) Children: Mattie Laddell Worsham, James Worsham b. 14 Jul
1923 & d 14 Jul 1923 died @ birth, Camilla Mae Worsham b 15 Apr 1924 d 26 Apr 1924
Rome, Floyd, GA , lived 11 days (Georgia Death Certificate 11428) & Frances Mae
Worsham m Jeff Thomas Freeman. (Mike Freeman, 2001) Jeff Thomas Freeman b. 21
Sep 1921 & d. Mar 1981 of Rome, Floyd, GA. (Social Security Death Records)
Bessie Worsham b 21 Jun 1903 of Bartow, GA; m
Floyd J Parker 4 Dec 1917 Floyd,
GA; b abt 1893, of Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrgs Bessie Worsham age
14, Floyd J Parker age 24 Bk L, p 462)
Dorothy Worsham She may have been b.
14 Dec 1934, Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA births, vol V, J R & Bessie
Nunnally Worsham, 12/14/1934 - girl) m Earl Lemming
J R Worsham m Hardin. He may have
been b. 9 Jun 1938, Rome, Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA births J R
& Bessie Nunley Worsham, Rome, Boy)
Ara Worsham b abt 1879 Wilkinson, GA.
Cynthia Telela Worsham "Leila" b 3 Sep 1881 Franklin,
Bartow, Georgia. Lela
Ugene Scurry Bose Adams "U S." He was born with blue
eyes on 15 Apr 1876 Rockrun, AL, the son of Charles Griffin
& Elender Adams "Ellen". (1900 Adairsville, Bartow, GA cens & Jerry H Adams, 1998)
She is Lelia Worsham on her marriage certificate (left photo) and Lelila Adams on
Ujames Scurry Adams' World War I Draft registration card. In 1918 they lived
at 301 Pearl St, Rome, GA where he worked as a fireman in Floyd Cotton Mills.
Leila d 3 Mar 1920 Rome, Floyd, GA.
About 1924, U S Adams
m 2nd) Nora Viola Howell "Tootsie" 23 Jan 1923 Floyd,
GA. (Jerry H Adams, 2009) Nora b 6 Mar 1902 Rome, Floyd, GA
& d abt 1969. US Adams d 21 Feb 1960 Rome, Floyd, GA.
Amanda Bonds-Talley, 2006
grandmother was Lela Worsham Adams. I was looking on your website and it mentioned
her and that she married my great grandfather U.S. Adams. My grandfather was John
Griffin Adams. He is buried in Aragon Polk Co Ga. I am looking for information on
his father U.S. Adams and his wife. Her name was Cynthia Telela Worsham. They
called her Lela.
Jerry H Adams, 2009
she did not die during childbirth as has been passed down. It was due to double
(Bilateral) pneumonia. I have obtained her death certificate from the GA State
Office of Vital Records. Her grave marker (she is buried with her parents, a
sister, and a nephew) has Mrs. Lela Adams. (My Grandfather and her husband, U.S.
Adams, remarried and is buried (without his second wife) with his parents and a
brother in Salem Church Cemetery in Bluffton, AL - again something I have
personally verified. (His second wife is buried with the 4 children from their
marriage in East View Cem, Rome, Ga - again, I have visited in verification.) Lela
is buried in the Aragon, Ga (City) cemetery - which I have personally verified.
Sarah Catherine Worsham "Sallie"
b 10 Apr 1882 Adairsville, Bartow, GA; d 22 Dec 1969, Rome, GA; m
S Arthur Oswalt, 22 Dec 1907, Rome (East View), Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co,
GA mrg, Sallie Worsham, Arthur Oswalt, Bk H, p519)
Annie Lee Worsham b 25 Dec 1883 Floyd Co, GA; m
W A Hayes, 20 Apr 1913, Mitchell,
GA. (Mitchell Co, GA mrg, Annie Lee Worsham, W A Hayes, Bk 5WC, p.580)
She also m Gypson F Head.
William Soloman Worsham b 19 Dec 1885 Adairsville,
Bartow, GA; d 28 Nov 1964, Floyd, GA. He m Mary
Elizabeth Stewart 31 May 1908 in Reeves Station, Gordon, GA;
Mary, d/o James Stewart & Sara Arnold, was b 15 May 1890 of Newton,
GA, and d 15 Apr 1973 in Rome, Floyd, GA; bur Oakland Cem. (Joy Hight,
from Stanley L Worsham's Tree, 2009, labeled Bill Worsham.
Robert Milton Worsham "Bob" b 23 May 1911
Bartow, GA; d 27 Apr 1985, Floyd, GA. He m 1st) Myrtle
Louise Hodges 29 May 1929 & m 2nd) Susan
Lorene Blackburn “Rene” 5 Nov 1933 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN.
Children of Myrtle:
(Joy Hight & Barbara Bell Worsham)
James Robert Worsham b 1930 of Cartersville, Bartow, GA & d 17 Jun 1931 Floyd, GA.
Infant Worsham b
1Jun 1931 & d Jun 1931 Floyd, GA.
Children of Susan: (Joy
Hight & Barbara Bell Worsham)
Bobbie Jean Worsham b 20 Feb 1951 Rome, Floyd, GA. She m
Ralph Dale Loveless
& she d 3 Jun 2009 Rome, Floyd, GA. Bobbie's obit:
Bobbie Jean Worsham
Loveless, age 58, long time resident of Rome, died June 3, 2009, in a Rome
Jean was born in
Rome on February 20, 1951, the daughter of the late Robert “Bob” and Lorena
“Rene” Worsham. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her
brothers, William “Bill” Worsham of Monroe and Stanley Worsham of Marietta and
her husband, Dale Loveless of Rome.
She leaves behind to
cherish her memory, sisters-by-marriage, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A graveside memorial
service will be held Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Mount Pleasant
United Methodist Church Cemetery, Alabama Road, Rome, GA.
Stanley Leon Worsham b 23 Nov 1935 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. He m
Barbara Bell. Stanley d 8 May 2004 Marietta, Cobb, GA.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 10 May 2004:
STANLEY L. WORSHAM, 68, of Marietta died Saturday. Funeral, 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Carmichael Funeral Home, Smyrna.
William Arthur Worsham
b 12 Sep 1938 Bluntstown, FL & d 23 Mar 1994 Monroe, Walton, GA. He m
Carl William Worsham b 17 Oct 1914 Rome, Floyd, GA;
d 27 Aug 1977, Rome, Floyd, GA. He m Lydia Tottie Taylor 5 Apr 1944. Children:
Carolyn Sue Worsham,
Charles Newton Worsham, Mary Jane Worsham, Wayne Worsham, Janice Faye
Worsham & Michael Worsham. (Joy Hight, 1998)
courtesy the Thomas Webb family tree, 2012.
Annie Elizabeth Worsham b 28 Apr 1917 of Newton, GA;
d 18 Jun 1976 Floyd Co., GA; m Albert
Jackson Dingler "Jack" 28 Feb 1935. Children: Elizabeth
Ann, Leila, & Judy Jo Dingler.(Joy Hight, 1998)
Mary Alvina Worsham "Merky" b 13 Oct 1919 Porterdale, Newton, GA; m 1st)
Camp; m. 2nd) Herbert Harvey. (Joy Hight, 1998)
Mattie Lou Worsham
b 16 Jan 1922, Porterdale, Newton, GA; m Jack
Thurman Tulley (or Jack Thomas Tolley) 17 Jun 1941 in Rome, GA.
Children: Mary Emma & William Thurmon Tolley. (Joy Hight, 1998)
Sarah Lee Worsham b 30 Sep 1925 Porterdale, Newton,
GA; d 23 Jan 1979, Rome, Floyd, GA; m Luther
Raymond Gravely 28 Feb 1943 Rome, GA.
Robert Lester Worsham b 11 Dec 1887 Adairsville,
Bartow, GA; d 18 Apr 1947, Cedartown, Polk, GA. He m Alma
Bertha Fortner 13 Mar 1906 Gorden, GA who was b 1 Oct 1890 GA
& d 18 Oct 1989. Robert bur Northview Cem, Cedartown, Polk, GA
Alma Glois Worsham m 1st)
Newsome; m 2nd) James Boling
(she m James twice) ; m 3rd) Bill
Ufford; m 4th) Arnold Skraback.
Lester Worsham b 13 May 1913; m 1st)
Betty Collins in Polk, GA; m 2nd)
Eloise Landers, 22 Oct 1938; m 3rd)
Evelyn E Curtis 10 Sep 1945.
Clyde Howard Worsham b 31 May 1916 of Polk, GA; d. Jun 1970, Cedartown,
Polk, GA; m Sue Mae Tuck 17
Thelma Inez Worsham b 24 Aug 1919, Polk,
GA; m. Clyde
Blair, 18 Jun 1939.
Claudia Louise Worsham b 25 Jun 1926; m
Fagan, died in WW II; m 2nd) James
Mullinax 27 Aug 1946.
Doyle Hubert Worsham b 4 Mar 1929;
m 1st) Ruth Bullington; 2nd)
Purcell, 6 Mar 1948.
Carl Worsham b 8 Aug 1889 Bartow, GA; d 28 Dec 1973, Cedartown, Polk, GA.
He m Kindness Oswalt d/o
Floyd Oswalt & Martha Ables, b abt 1886 of Bartow, GA.
b 30 Jan 1911 of Newton, GA, m Virgil
Ethel Mae Worsham b 21 Aug 1912 of Newton, GA, m
John Allen Worsham b 29 Sep 1914 of
Newton, GA, m Helen Ruth
Watson, 16 Jun 1942 Rome, GA.
Photo from the
Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group published in 1946, of brothers,
George Albert Worsham, John Allen Worsham, Henry Douglas Worsham. (David Warren,
2003 & Identified by Mr. Elwyn Warfle)
John's biography appeared at
Mr. John Allen Worsham, age 90, of Rome Georgia,
home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept 4, 2005 after a very extended illness
with Parkinson's disease. Mr. Worsham was preceded in death by his parents Mr.
Samuel Worsham and Kindness Oswalt Worsham He was born Sept 29, 1914 in Bartow
County, GA., grew up in Cedartown, GA. and spent most of his adult life in Rome.
He married Helen Ruth Watson on June 16, 1942 Mr. Worsham was a loving husband
and father. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling with his church
group and was an avid fisherman. Until his illness, he was an active member of
Shorter Avenue Baptist Church. He served with the US Army during World War II
where he fought in Germany, France and Ireland, earning the Bronze Star, Purple
Heart and numerous other medals. Mr. Worsham was preceded in death by his
parents, three sisters, Pauline Wyatt, Ethel Gaylor and Charlotte Gable, one
brother R.E. Worsham. Survivors include his wife, Helen Ruth Worsham; one
daughter and son-in-law; Jeanette and Ken Duskey of Rome,GA.; one son and
daughter-in-law; Wayne and Deborah Worsham of Cornelia, GA. three brothers;
George Worsham of Pigeon Forge, TN., Douglas Worsham of Gatlinburg, TN. and
Crotell Worsham of Cedartown, GA.; one sister Jean Johnson of Cedartown, GA.;
four grandchildren Jeff Duskey of Cumming, GA. Kevin, Michael, and Tracy Worsham
of Cornelia, GA. a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wed Sep 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Shorter Ave Baptist
Church with Reverend Gerald Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll
Pallbearers are asked to meet at the church by 10:30 am and include, Jeff Duskey,
Kevin Worsham, Michael Worsham, Bob Bagley, Ty Johnson and Mike Johnson.
Full military graveside rites will be conferred by the Shanklin-Attaway, Honor
Guard, Post #5 of the American Legion.
The family received friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at the
Oaknoll Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home.
Helen's biography appeared at www.mem.com, 2005:
Mrs. Helen Ruth
Worsham, age 84, of Rome Georgia went home to be
the Lord on Wed, Sept 28, 2005.
Mrs. Worsham was born in Leesburg, Florida on August 27, 1921 the daughter of
the late Devo and Emma Kennedy Watson. She had lived most of her life in Floyd
County and was a member of Shorter Avenue Baptist Church. Mrs. Worsham worked
for Advance Glove Manufacturing for several years. She loved cooking, taking
care of her family, was a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed traveling with
church groups. Mrs. Worsham was preceded in death by her husband, John A.
Worsham on September 4, 2005. Also preceding her in death where her parents, a
brother, Robert Watson and three sisters, Ruby Vinson, Arleva Holloway and
Survivors include, one daughter and son-in-law; Jeanette and Ken Duskey of Rome,
GA.; one son and daughter-in-law; Wayne and Deborah Worsham of Cornelia, GA.
four grandchildren Jeff Duskey of Cumming, GA. Kevin, Michael, and Tracy Worsham
of Cornelia, GA; one brother, Bill Watson, Cedar Bluff, Al; one sister,
Katherine Worsham, Duluth, GA; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Worsham will be held Friday at 4 pm at the Shorter
Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Rogers officiating. Interment will follow
in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the Oaknoll Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home
tonight (Thursday) from 7:00 until 9:00 pm..
Pallbearers are asked to meet at the church by 3:30 pm Friday and include
grandsons and nephews.
Worsham "R E" b 16 Oct 1916 of Newton, GA m
1st) Susie Mae Johnsey. Susie was b abt 1921 of
Cedartown, Polk, GA, the dau of T Luther & Bessie Johnsey. Mae d 14 Jun 1974
Baldwin Co, GA. They had children named Larry Worsham, Clifford Worsham &
Mickey Worsham. Richard m 2nd) Katherine Watson abt
1975. Katherine was previously m to Jack Collins. Richard d 1 Dec 2002 Rome,
Floyd, GA. (Jim Collins, 2006) Photo of R E Worsham
courtesy Jim Collins, 2006.
Children of Susie: (Elaine Price, 2011)
James Larry Worsham
18.104.22.168.2.2B.22.214.171.124A.3. Maxine Worsham "Mickey"
George Albert Worsham b 26 Oct
1919 Porterdale, Newton, GA m Helen
Dempsey. George & Helen lived in Pigeon Forge, TN. George Worsham
& James Maples were owners and operators of Pigeon River Court, U.S. 441, Pigeon Forge,
TN. These pictures are of a post card of Pigeon River
Henry Douglas Worsham b 29 Mar 1922 of Newton, GA, m Louis Cook.
Samuel Crotell Worsham b 12 Jan 1925 of
Newton, GA m Mildred Brown.
Beulah Odessa Worsham b 5 Mar 1891 of Bartow, GA; d 21 May 1917 of
Floyd, GA; m Joseph Carr "Joe" 23
Jul 1913, Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrg Miss Bulah Worsham, Jos Carr, Bk
Henry Turner Worsham
b 13 Dec 1893 of Bartow, GA; d 2 Apr 1981, Cartersville, Bartow, GA. He m
Mary Elizabeth Bailey
abt 1914 of Newton, GA. She
was b 30 May 1894 and d Jun 1986 in Bartow, GA. The Soc Sec Death
Index, has Henry Worsham, 255-28-6235, b 13 Dec 1893 d Apr 1981 Cartersville, Bartow, GA & Georgia death records has Henry T. Worsham
d 2 Apr 1981 Bartow Co, 87 years. Henry bur Mt Pisgah Cem,
Cartersville, Bartow, GA.
(Jerry H. Adams, 2000)
Otis F. Worsham b 6 Jan 1915, of Newton, GA; d. 8
May 1983, Cedartown, Polk, GA; m Zella
Belle Edwards, 2 Jan 1971; m Naomi Sparks 27 Jun 1972.
Worsham b 9 Jun 1917, of Newton, GA m Gilly
J C Winkle.
b 26 Mar 1919, Newton, GA m Robert
Worsham b 21 Jun 1921; m Lola Mae
Tillery 30 Aug 1943.
Infant Worsham b 18 Jun 1923
Alice Edna Worsham b 5 Mar 1925, d 14 Apr 1925 Polk
Co, GA. (Georgia Death Certificate No. 20916)
Albert Archer Worsham "Arch" was b 5 Feb 1895
Bartow Co, GA (WWI Draft Registration
Beatrice Worsham Edwards) Only his mother and a couple of sisters ever called him
Archie. He d 31 Dec 1973 Cedartown, Polk, GA. (death certificate) He was
buried in Lime Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk Co, GA. He m
Hattie Elizabeth Camp 3
Aug 1913 in Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrgs Archer Worsham, Miss Hattie Camp, Bk K,
p356) She was 9 Jan 1898 in Plainville, Gordon Co, GA, the daughter of George &
Martha Josephine Kemp Camp (death certificate and Beatrice Worsham Edwards], and d.
7 May 1968 Cedartown, Polk Co, GA (death certificate and Beatrice Worsham Edwards)
She was buried in Lime Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk Co, GA. (Jane Edwards,
2006) Photo of Albert Archer Worsham was taken by his
grandson, Greg Edwards, about 1967 at his home, Broad Street, Cedartown, Polk
Children: (Jane Edwards, 2006)
Annie Lucile Worsham b 30 Jun
near Adairsville, Bartow Co, GA (Beatrice Worsham Edwards); m
John Henry Lankford (Beatrice
Worsham Edwards, Jean Lankford Orebaugh) 12 Jan 1935 in Haralson Co, GA (marriage
record). Annie Lucile Worsham Lankford d 13 Feb 1996 Rome, Floyd Co, GA. She was
buried in Northview Cemetery, Cedartown, Polk Co, GA (tombstone, Jane Edwards)
John Henry Lankford was b 20 Apr 1914 in GA and died 6 Sep 2000 Cedartown, Polk
Co, GA. He was bur Northview Cemetery, Cedartown, Polk Co, GA (Jane Edwards,
Photos courtesy Jane Edwards, 2006. Photo on left taken in Cedartown, Polk
Co, GA about 1936. Photo on right was taken in 1995 of John Henry & Lucille
126.96.36.199.2.2B.188.8.131.52. Myrtle Louise Worsham b 17 Oct
1918 Cedartown, Polk Co, GA (Beatrice Worsham Edwards) m William
Howard Ford (Louise Worsham Ford) 11 Apr 1936. William Howard Ford was born
15 Apr 1918 in Tallapoosa, Haralson Co, GA to Harrison Michael Ford and Minnie McInvale Ford (Louise Worsham Ford)
Lottie Beatrice Worsham b 11
Aug 1921 Cedartown, Polk Co, GA (birth certificate) m Clifford
Woodroe Edwards. They m 24 Feb 1940 Centre, Cherokee Co, AL (marriage
license) Clifford Woodroe Edwards b 28 Jan 1914 Lindale, Floyd Co, GA. He was the
son of George Marcus Edwards and Mae Belle Venable Edwards. He d 8 Mar 1988 in
Memphis, Shelby Co, TN. He was bur 12 Mar 1988 in Polk Memory Gardens, Polk
Co, GA. (death certificate)
184.108.40.206.2.2B.220.127.116.11. Hattie Omadelle Worsham b 11
Apr 1927 Cedartown, Polk Co., GA (source: Beatrice Worsham Edwards, Hattie
Omadelle Worsham Grant) m John Thomas Grant
Nov 1949 in Cedartown, Polk Co, GA (Omadelle Worsham Grant) John b 1 Sep 1926 in
Cedartown, Polk Co, GA to John Thomas Grant, Sr and Julia Mae Worthy Grant. He d
3 Jun 1986 Rome, Floyd Co, GA. He was bur 5 Jun 1986 in Polk Memory Gardens, Polk
Co. GA. (Omadelle Worsham Grant)
18.104.22.168.2.2B.22.214.171.124. Lola Lee Worsham b 10 June
1930 Cedartown, Polk Co., GA
m 1st) William Henry
"Billy" Peace m 2nd) Don Melvin Brown
Sep 1951 (Beatrice Worsham Edwards, tombstone). Lola Lee Worsham Brown d 8 Sep
2002 Rome, Floyd Co, GA. (Omadelle Worsham Grant) She was bur 11 Sep 2002 in
Hollywood Cemetery, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co, GA (Jane Edwards). Don Melvin Brown
was b 18 Jun 1928 in Shellman, Randolph Co, GA to Carlton John Brown and Willie
Vester Mann Brown (Donna Brown Wood). He d 26 Mar 1993 Rome Floyd Co, GA and was
bur in Hollywood Cemetery, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co, GA. (Lola Worsham Brown)
Photos courtesy Jane Edwards, 2006. Photo on right
taken in Big Spring Park, Cedartown, Polk Co., GA in the late 1940s.
126.96.36.199.2.2B.188.8.131.52. Rethal Marjorie Worsham
"Margie" b 16 Feb 1933 Cedartown, Polk Co, GA (birth certificate) m
1st) Sid Braden (Marjorie Worsham Ballinger); m 2nd)
Clyde Robert Ballinger 21 Feb 1961Cedartown, Polk
Co, GA (Marjorie Worsham Ballinger). Rethal Marjorie Worsham Ballinger d 7 Feb
2000 Charlotte, Mecklenberg Co, NC. She was bur in Polk Memory Gardens, Polk
Co, GA (tombstone, Jane Edwards). Clyde Robert Ballinger b 19 Aug 1936 in
Rockmart, Polk Co., GA to Dan R. Ballinger and Martha Susannah Ballinger (Marjorie
Worsham Ballinger, headstone). He d 29 Dec 1992 in Rockmart, Polk Co., GA
(headstone, Omadelle Worsham Grant). He is bur. in Polk Memory Gardens, Polk Co,
GA (Jane Edwards, 2006)
184.108.40.206.2.2B.220.127.116.11. John Archie
"Ken" His father wanted to call him Ken (after Ken Maynard), but
he didn't want to name him Ken (Beatrice Worsham Edwards) John b 2 Nov 1935
Cedartown, Polk Co, GA m Lula LaNelle Campbell 1 Apr
1956 Cedartown, Polk Co, GA (Beatrice Worsham Edwards). Lula LaNelle Campbell was
born 17 Oct 1937 in Rockmart, Polk Co, GA to Leonard & Valentine Campbell
(Beatrice Worsham Edwards)
Edgar Everett Worsham b 5 Apr 1897
Bartow, GA; d. 26 Aug 1945 Gadsden, AL; m 1st) Ruth
H. Harris 10 Jul 1914 Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrg Edgar
E Wosham, Miss Ruth H Harris Bk K, p461) He m 2nd)
Veany. Edgar, a barber, died of a gunshot wound while
barbering in Montgomery, GA & was bur Northview Cem, Polk Co, GA. The
Dothan Eagle, 27 Aug 1945:
Former Dothan Barber Bonded In Slaying Case.
GRANGER, former Dothan barber, is under $500 bond at Montgomery in the slaying of
another barber, E. E. WIRSHAM, in a Montgomery barbershop Saturday afternoon, it
was revealed here today. The shooting is reported to have been the outgrowth of a
disagreement several days before when Granger was temporarily placed in charge of
the barbershop during the absence of the owner. According to witnesses Granger
pumped two pistol bullets into Wersham's chest after the latter had made a remark
to Granger in an undertone. Earlier in the day, it was reported, Worsham struck
Granger several times, knocking off his glasses.
Children: Howard Worsham, Imogene Worsham.
(Jerry H. Adams, 2000)
Martha Worsham "Mattie" b Feb 1900,
Bartow, GA; m Lee Edwards 29 May 1915 Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrgs Mattie Worsham, Lee Edwards Bk L,
Mollie L Worsham b Nov 1865 of Grimlog, Franklin, GA
Solomon Camp, 23 Jan 1884/5, Floyd, GA. (Bk. D, p267)
According to Barbara Farris, Jessie Solomon Camp b 6 Jan 1867 GA, s/o
Hosea Milton Camp, b 13 Sep 1824 Baker Co, GA & Elizabeth Jane Goodwin
b 1823; m Mollie L Washam 23 Jan 1885 Floyd Co, GA. Jerry H
Adams, 2000, had John Camp b. 13 Sep 1824 of Floyd, GA and that Mollie went
to TX abt 1900. They are in the 1910 McKinney Ward 3, Collin, TX census.
18.104.22.168.2.2B.3.3. Worsham b aft 1858 of Cass, GA & d bef 1865 of Cass,
b abt 1837 of Cass Co, GA. (13-1850)
of Cass, GA may be a d/o William & Sarah. Jane m Daniel
9 Aug 1859, Cass, GA. Their mrg.
is also listed as 9 Aug 1857 Bartow Co, GA. Cass Co was changed to Bartow in 1861.
22.214.171.124.2.3. Branch Jones Worsham
b 8 Dec 1788 Prince Edward Co, VA. Below
is the Old
Clerk's Office in Worsham, VA where Branch Jones
Worsham worked as
Prince Edward County Clerk for many years. For more than 100 years,
the county courthouse was located in the village of Worsham, across the road
from where the colonial debtors prison, built in 1766, still stands. Pictures
of courthouse courtesy Dorothy Tuttle,
Branch Jones Worsham also signed currency. This paper fractional currency note
for ten cents was issued 10th
June 1862 by order of May Court 1862 for the County Of Prince Edward. Note is
number 7184 and signed by Branch Worsham the Clerk of the Court.
following is from the Farmville - Prince Edward Historical Society, titled
“Worsham Family Square (Cemetery)” by George M. Walker. It is available on line at:
Worsham Family Square, as it was called the Farmville paper on October 31, 1913,
is about 32 feet by 32 feet. A map of the graves was drawn in 1866 by Branch
Jones Worsham (I am guessing Jr. but don't know). A copy of this map is in the Virginia Sate Archives among the papers of
Dr. J. D. Eggleston on the Worsham
family. The date and authorship of
the map is taken from a letter to the widow of Branch Jones Worsham, III dated
October 20, 1949. The map shows 22
grave sites divided into four rows with seven graves in each row. The numbering the graves is rather odd as you can see:
19 18 16 15 17
2 3 4 5 6 7
9 10 11 12 13 14
map identifies the occupants of each of the graves as follows:
and 2 - Infant children of John R
and Judith Williams
George Marshall Worsham
William W. Worsham
Susanna R. M. Worsham
Sarah M. Harvey
Elizabeth B. Branch
Lucy Booker Worsham
- 14 Children
the original map the graves are indicated by size. Adult's graves are larger than children's.
Graves 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 are
all smaller indicating that children are buried in them.
and 2: I have no idea who John R. and Judith Williams are nor can I identify 20
George Marshall was the son of Branch Jones Worsham, Sr. and his wife, Susannah
Rochet Marot Booker (grave 6) George
was born 21 March 1827 and
25 March 1827
William W. Worsham was the father of Branch Jones Sr. He was born 16 June 1752 and died 27 August 1836
Peggy Worsham was Margaret Jones, daughter of Robert Jones and his wife Sarah
Mayo Scott of Amelia County, the wife of William and mother of
Sr. She was born 18 November 1756
and died 4 October 1827
Susanna R. M. Worsham was the wife of Branch Sr. She was born 26 March 1797 and
died 14 May 1838
Sarah M. Harvey may have been Sarah Mayo daughter of William and Peggy.
Elizabeth B. Branch (middle name Branch too) was the daughter of William and
Peggy. She was married to her cousin
William Branch on 11
Elizabeth Worsham was the mother of William Worsham of whom the Richmond
Inquirer of 22 February 1827 reported: "Died
at residence of Capt. William Worsham in Prince Edward County on the 1st, Mrs.
Elizabeth Worsham in the 99th year of her age."
Lucy Booker Worsham was the daughter of Branch Sr. and his wife Susanna
of the graves numbered 11 - 14 may contain the remains of:
Rebecca Worsham, daughter of Branch
Sr. and his wife, Susanna. Born 17 August 1835
and died 6 October 1832
Worsham daughter of Branch Sr. and his wife, Susanna. Born 31 October 1835 and died 17 September 1837
Hatton Worsham daughter of Branch Jr. and his wife Mary Mettauer Hatton.
Elizabeth was born 13 November 1877 and died 24 April 1878
of the graves for whom no name is given is certainly occupied by Branch
Jones Worsham, Sr. Born 18 December 1788, Died 26 May 1873. Joseph Barrye
Wall in an article on "Old Homes of Prince Edward" in Today and
Yesterday writes of Branch Sr.'s final resting place: "In the Worsham
family grave yard, he was buried by the side of his father, William Worsham, a
soldier of the Revolution."
who may later occupy the grave yard could be:
Mettauer Hatton Worsham, wife of Branch, Jr. Born 3 June 1851 and died 9 August
1878 (Their most unusual love story makes me believe she has to be
Jones Worsham Jr. born 5 August 1833 and died 29 October 1913. According
to a notice in the Farmville Herald on Friday, October 31, 1913, he died in
Williamsburg but was buried "in the family Square at Worsham."
believe that his was the last grave. His
oldest son, Branch III was buried in Bluefield, W. VA and his second son, my
grandfather, John Mettauer Worsham, was buried in the Oak City Cemetery in
Bainbridge, GA. According to a death
notice in the Decatur newspaper. He
died 15 February,1919.
I did not make a photocopy of the map - I merely drew a copy. The above
information is taken from that map. It would not be difficult to get a copy
126.96.36.199.2.3. Branch Jones
sentence: "$9000 Real Estate b Pr. Ed. wife Susan 34 p Pr. Ed. Susan is his
daughter, (188.8.131.52.2.3.1.) not his wife.
184.108.40.206.2.3.2. Henry Edward Worsham see page 591.
220.127.116.11.2.3.6. Cornelia Worsham
b 1826 m John
W. Daniel abt 1857. John b 1821 s/o Samuel Daniel & Martha Friend.
After Cornelia died, he m 2nd) Charlotte Wharey. He d 19 Jul 1882. He was for
years an Elder Pres Church Charlotte C. H. (Virginia Genealogies, p 306, FHL Bk
Children: Ella Daniel b 1858 & m
Rev Samuel M Smith; Samuel Pride Daniel b 1862; Wharey Daniel; Annie Goode
18.104.22.168.2.3.7. George Marshall Worsham add as
son of Branch Jones Worsham Sr George was born 21 Mar 1827 and died 25 Mar
1827. He is buried in the Worsham Family Square (Cemetery) in Farmville, Prince
Edward Co, VA. (Farmville - Prince Edward Historical Society, titled
"Worsham Family Square (Cemetery)" by George M Walker) Note,
renumber paragraphs of children.
22.214.171.124.2.3.8. Feliciana Worsham
b 26 Oct 1828 Prince Edward Co, VA m Richard Wilson Price 5 May
1847 Prince Edward Co, VA. Married 12 May 1847 by Rev Graham, Richard W Price to
Miss Felicianna Worsham, youngest dau of Branch J Worsham, all of Prince
Edward Co. (Richmond Whig & public advertiser pg 2, Col 6. Date of
Publication 1 Jun 1847) Information in Feliciana's scrap shows day of marriage
as the 5th. Richard b 17 Sep 1820 s/o John Price.
& Nancy Harrison Wilson. He was elected Justice of the Prince Edward County
Court in 1860. He served as 3rd Serg in the Civil War-Confederate - D Company, 18th
Inf Reg. VA 24 Apr 1861. He was 5 ft 11 inches tall. They were in the 1880
Census of Prince Edward Co, VA. The home was named Woodlawn...it was near the
railroad which ran from Prospect Depot to Farmville. The land was sold during
the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. Feliciana
Worsham & Richard Wilson Price had 13 children. They were all born in Prince
Edward Co, VA and were in the 1850, 1860, 1880 Census records. He
d 19 Sep 1882 & she d 1903. (Family Records of Madeline L. Reese, Corrales,
Children all born in Prince Edward Co., VA. (1850, 1860, 1880 Census):
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Alice Wilson Price
b 16 May 1848 m
M. H. Calfee 25 Jun
1873 Pulaski Co., VA & d 24 Jul 1877.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Rochette Worsham Price
b 6 Apr 1851 m
M. H. Calfee 14
Jan 1879 & d 16 Mar 1916.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. John Richard Price
b 31 Mar 1853 m Alice Pankey & d
13 Apr 1928.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Thomas Venable Price
b 15 Dec 1854 (Prince Edward Co, Births & Deaths FHL Film 0033257) and d 18 Jun 1855.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Branch Jones Price b 21 Jul 1857 Prince Edward, VA d 4
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Charles Willis Price
b 14 Jul 1859 Farmersville, Prince
Edward Co, VA (Census records & a transcription of a page of Felicianna's Scrapbook confirm it. He m Minnie McDowell 14 Aug 1905
Corvallis, Ravilli, MT in the Presbyterian Church. In 1905 when he m
Minnie, he reported on the marriage license that he was 40 years old.
Witnesses at the marriage were Francis Atkinson Price (Charles' brother)
& James L McDowell (Minnie's father) Minnie b 11 Mar 1878 Grant Twp,
Keweenaw, MI d/o James G McDowell & Mary Jane Johnstone. They spent
their honeymoon at the World's Fair in Portland, OR in 1905. In 1925 he was
a Mucker in a Mine. Charles d 11 Jul 1931 Portland, OR.& bur River View
Cem, Portland, OR. Minnie d 24 Dec 1959 Portland, OR. His death certificate
records he was b in 1868. Minnie m 2nd) Edward O'Bannon & 3rd)
Frederick Berger. Charles & Minnie had 7 children, all born in Montana.
(Submitted by Reata Price, 2000)
Children: Virginia L Price; Montana Price; Lois Price; Dalby Lewis
Price; Joseph Worsham Price; Arnold Price; Arthur Francis Price
Price b 28 Jul 1861. He m Ida Lee Williams 1890 Chariton Co., MO
who was b 1870. He was in the 1930 Wellsville, Montgomery Co, MO census. He
was age 69 b VA & Ida W Price was age 56 b MO. He was living in MO in
1938 & had the old Worsham Bible. He d 1943 according to the Daughters
of the American Revolution Lineage Books, Vol 109, p 189, Mrs Mattieneal
Price Carlstead, DAR ID Number: 108624, was born in Salisbury, MO, Wife of
George W Carlstead. Descendant of Charles Price, as follows:
1. Sterling Price (b 1861) m
1890 Ida Williams (b 1870).
2. Richard Wilson Price
(1820-82) m 1847 Felecia Worsham (1828-1903).
3. John Price m 1st -
4. Charles Price m 1779 Betsy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Nannie Daniel Price b 7 Jun 1863
m Benjamin Hayes & d 8
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Sarah Branch Price b 18 Aug 1865
m Graham Robinson & d
1 Jan 1929.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Fannie Lee Price b 21 Sep 1867 Prince Edward Co., VA. (Twin)
(Certificate of Birth in possession
of Madeline L. Reese) m
Hayes 1902. Benjamin b May 1870 Green Co., KY & d abt 1915. In the 1920
Census she renting a house in Pulaski, VA and renting out rooms to 10 boarders.
Fannie d 12 Jul 1945.
Madeline Reese, 2007,
submitted this photo of Fannie Lee Price & Benjamin Luther Hayes.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. Linus Price Hayes
b 19 Oct 1906 Missoula MT m Elsie Gladys Harrison 26 Dec 1933 Lutheran Parsonage, Balto,
b 14 Mar 1909 Washington, DC & d Jan 1966 Prince George's Co, MD.
Both interred Cedar Hill Cem, Suitland, MD. The following was in the 1928
Virginia Poly. Inst. Yearbook along with a picture of Linus at age 22
& of his mother, Fanny Lee at age 61:
"Linus Price Hayes,
Pulaski, VA, Civil Engineering. Skipper Hayes arrived at Tech along with
many other young hopefuls after being graduated from Central High School,
Washington, D.C. He displayed no special characteristics except a facility
for getting in bad with upperclassmen. Military had no direct appeal to
him but a Christmas corporalship gave him a taste for chevrons, and a gold
band together with the title of "Skipper" completed his military
career. He became interested in Tech publications the latter part of his
rat year and has continued to work in this field throughout college. The
editorship of The Virginia Tech was his greatest achievement. But, not
satisfied with this honor, he conceived the idea of establishing a new
publication, called the V. P. I. Skipper. This comic magazine was quite
successful and is now one of the recognized student publications.
Skipper has left his mark at V. P. I. and he has served his college
well. He put his best into his work and this best brought results both to
himself and to V. P. I.
Private; Corporal; Sergeant; Lieutenant; Southwest Virginia Club
(1.2.3); Vice-President Southwest Virginia Club (4); President Tau Beta
Epsilon (4); "The Virginia Tech" Staff (1); Reporter "The
Virginia Tech" Staff (2); A. S. C. E. (3, 4); Art Staff
"Virginia Tech Engineer" (3); Art Editor "Virginia Tech
Engineer" (4); Managing Editor "The Virginia Tech" (3);
Editor-in Chief "The Virginia Tech" (4); Editor-in-Chief
"V. P. I. Skipper" (4); Associate Editor "1928 Bugle"
Julie Michele Hayes
Madeline Lee Hayes m Charles L. Reese
who was b 15 Apr 1942 Washington, DC & d 16 May 1997 Albuquerque,
Stacey Lee Reese
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Female Price b 21 Sep 1867 & d 21 Sep 1867. (Twin)
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Feliciana Price
b 21 Nov 1869 & m
E. Legrand Wickes
& d 1947.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Francis Atkinson Price b 14 Jun 1872 Farmersville, Prince
Edward, VA m 1st) Mamie Summers & 2nd)
Eva Staples. He d 29 Nov 1958
Corvallis, Ravalli, MT.
Rebecca Worsham add as daughter of Branch Jones Worsham, Sr. Virginia was b
17 Aug 1835 (probably 1832) and died 6 Oct 1832. She is
buried in the Worsham Family Square (Cemetery) in Farmville, Prince Edward Co,
VA. (Farmville - Prince Edward Historical Society, titled "Worsham Family
Square (Cemetery)" by George M. Walker) Note: renumber paragraphs.
184.108.40.206.2.3.10. Branch Jones
Worsham Jr. Branch
& his wife Mary were listed among the heirs of Francis Hobday, Seaman, VA
State Navy in the 1852 Scrip Act dated 1877. Francis had died many years ago.
They were living in Prince Edward Co, VA. Relationship was not given,
(Genealogical Abstracts, Rev. War Veterans, 1852 Scrip Act" by Margie G
Brown, 1991) This is what Ms Brown stated:
"The 1852 Script Act were papers
which covered the last Bounty distribution for American Revolutionary War
service. When Va. ceded her western lands to the new United States, she did so
with a promise that all of the bounty lands in VA veterans would be honored. In
1852 there were still 800 claims, the Veteran was long dead, and most of his
children, many of these show descent into the 4th and 5th
Worsham add as daughter of Branch Jones Worsham Sr. Emma Worsham
was b 31 Oct 1835 and died 17 Sep 1837. She is buried in the Worsham
Family Square (Cemetery) in Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA. (Farmville -
Prince Edward Historical Society, titled "Worsham Family Square
(Cemetery)" by George M Walker)
H Worsham. Died on Tuesday,
Jun 30, 1874 at Worsham, Mrs. S. C. Anderson, widow of Samuel C Anderson, about
80 years old. (Farmville Mercury, and official advertiser for Prince Edward,
Cumberland, Buckingham, Appomattox and neighboring counties, p 3, Col 2. Date
of Pub 2 Jul 1874)