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188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.4. Mary Ann Washam "Mollie" b Sep 1855 Taney Co., MO. The 1870 census is in error and she was not a twin to William Neil Washam (220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.5.). (4-1860; 17-1870; 25-1880; b Sep 1855-1900; 63-1920) Mary’s position in the family should be swapped with her sister, Margaret Washam (22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.6., p. 372), who is the twin to William Neil Washam. Mary Washam m Preston Moore 16 Aug 1874 Grayson, TX. Mary Moore is living with her daughter, Nora Bell Moore Redden in the 1900 Dallas TX and 1920 Tarrant Co Census.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5. William Neil Washam was b 3 Mar 1853 Benton, Saline Co, AR. (IGI) His 1st) wife Julia b 22 Jan 1853 MS instead of 1853. A copy of Julia's daughter, Martha Ann Cook Sanders' death certificate gave her mother’s maiden name as Julia Smith. (Peggy Bostick, 2000) Before she married William she m 1869, to Samuel V. Cook b. abt 1844 Lauderdale, AL. In Tattered Volunteers, The Twenty-Seventh Alabama Infantry Regiment, C.S.A., by Harry V. Barnard on page 107, it reads as follows: "COOK, S.V., Pvt. Co. C. E., 12/26/61, Florence, Ala. POW Camp Douglas, Ill. Captured, Fort Donelson, 12/16/52. Furloughed 10/5/1863 for 28 days. Never returned.” Children from her first marriage were: Nancy Jane Cook, Sametta Cook, Caldonia Cook, Mary Josephine Cook, & Martha Ann Cook. After Samuel Cook’s death, d. Apr 1879 Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX, Julia petitioned the Probate Court in Fort Worth, March 1880, for the Guardianship of her own children. A hearing matter, #260, was held on 16 Feb 1880 and the official document awarding Julia guardianship was signed on 22 Mar 1880 by the Court Clerk and filed in Book H, page 230. The Minutes for this matter were recorded in the Probate Minutes Book B, pages 55-57. Julia d 22 Feb 1898 & bur Old Section of Oak Cliff Cem., Dallas Co., TX. William's 2nd) wife, Annie Lou Murphy b 8 Jul 1875 San Saba, San Saba, TX. She m 2nd) Lewis Orsban Isham, 18 Jul 1904, Hunt Co, TX. (Mrg Bk M p204) Annie was the 3rd wife of Lewis. Annie d. Nov 25, 1951 Denison, Grayson Co, TX.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.5A.2. Dacia Terrence Washam b Sep 1884 of Tarrant Co, TX m 2nd) Walter A. Coots b abt 1885 TX. They are in the 1920 Tarrant, Texas census as Walter Coots age 35 b TX, Docia T. age 35 b TX. Also in the home was Edwin Maddox age 4 11/12 b TX. They had a son, William Ray Coats, b 5 Jun 1926 Tarrant Co, TX.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.5A.2. Julia N. Washam m 1st) Joe McClanaham 21 Nov 1900 Ellis Co., TX. Julia filed for divorce 11 Dec 1902 in District Court, Dallas Co, TX. The plaintiff asks for a divorce from the defendant on the ground of cruel treatment and non-support. Plaintiff asks for the care and custody of their minor child, for costs etc. In her filing for divorce she claimed she had been a resident of Dallas Co, TX for more than six months. On 21 Nov 1900, she and L. O. McClanahan were married in Waxahactie, TX. At the time she lived in Oak Cliff with her father W. N. Washam. The day after they were married he insisted that she return to her father's home and assured her that he would join her there on the following day, and that he would then arrange a house for her. He did not return to her father's home on 22 Nov 1900 and she did not again see the defendant until the latter part of Jan. 1901 when he came to her father's in Oak Cliff. The defendant lived in the home of her father for several months, repeatedly, assuring her that he would provide a house for her. That during this time both plaintiff and defendant were provided for by plaintiffs father and defendant has never at any time contributed anything to the support of the plaintiff. That after lived with the plaintiff for some months in her father's home, the defendant left her without any cause and wholly without any means of support. That at the time the defendant left her, plaintiff was in a delicate condition and subsequently there to she gave birth to a little girl about October 28, 1901. That the little girl is named Pearl McClanahan, and now is over one year old. That plaintiff and her child have both been supported all the time by her father, and the defendant has never at any time contributed anything to their support. The defendant about two or three months after the said child b went around the community and denied that the child was his, and cast aspersions and insinuations against the virtue and good name of the plaintiff. That plaintiff has always been loyal and faithful wife to the defendant in every way. The sheriff's return, 12 Dec 1902, summoned McClanahan to appear in court the first Monday of Jan 1903. He did not show up for the court hearing and the judge found in favor of Julia. Their marriage was dissolved, Julia was awarded custody of Pearl McClanahan, however, Julia was to pay all costs incurred. They were divorced 16 Apr 1903 Dallas Co., TX for cruelty & slander & she received custody of child, Pearl. (Ellis Co., TX Records, Vol VIII, p 184.) She m 2nd) John W. Rule who was b 3 Jun 1883 & d 22 Jun 1968. In 1920 they lived in Dallas Co., TX. She d Oct 1968 Desoto Bend, Dallas, TX. The Oak Cliff Cem, Old Section, Dallas Co., TX has Julia N. Rule d 22 Oct 1967 with her husband John W. Rule and children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5A.3. Arthur H. Washam b 6 Aug 1889 instead of Aug 1889. Arthur d 11 Apr 1946 & bur Oak Cliff Cem, Old Section, Dallas Co., TX. His probable wife, Martha Elizabeth Warsham Oct 12, 1889 - Mar 24, 1946, is bur Wilson's Chapel Cem, Kaufman Co., TX.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.5B.1. Bessie Virginia Washam m 3rd) Robert E. Anderson, Jun 22, 1951, Durant, Bryan, OK. Robert b. Oct 5, 1888 MO & d. Apr 7, 1957.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.6. Margaret Washam "Maggie." Margaret’s paragraph number should be swapped with her sister, Mary Washam (188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.4., p 371). Margaret is the twin to William Neil Washam. The Maggie who m Mr. Stewart and Harrison R. Hutson was not a Washam. Replace this section and Hutson children with the following:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4. Margaret Washam "Maggie" (twin) b. 3 Mar 1853 Benton, Saline Co., AR & d. 27 Apr 1947 Grayson Co, TX. She m Robert Green b. abt 1855 MO & had a least one son, Douglas Green b. abt 1911 of Grayson, TX. Maggie and Robert are in the 1920 Dennison, Grayson Co, TX cens, as Robert Green age 65 b. MO railroad laborer, Magge age 66 b. AR with her father b. SC & mother b. TN & Douglas Green age 9 b. TX. Douglas is listed as a son, however, his parents were born in TX, so he may be a grandson. Margaret Washam Green (Mar 3, 1853, Apr 27, 1947) is buried in Fairview Cem, Grayson Co, TX.
Sallie Jackson Washam, the wife of Camel, amended her will on 9 Mar 1940. Camel’s sister, Maggie Green of Denison, TX was specifically ostracized from the will.
Hattie Crumby, 2002, wrote that Margaret was
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.9. Sarah Amanda Washam "Mandy" b 20 Mar 1860 Taney, MO. (9/12-1860; 10-1870) m Jonathan Butler Lee 28 Aug 1875 Denison, Grayson, TX. Jonathan b abt 1854 GA d bef 1900 Grayson Co., TX. They were listed in the 1880 Precinct 3, Grayson Co., TX census. John is age 24 b GA. Sarah is age 20 b MO & their son, Jessee is age 1. She is listed in the 1900 Denison, Grayson Co., TX age 40 b Mar 1840, widow with two children: Mattie M b Mar 1883 TX & Vernie F. b Jan 1887. Here it is stated that the children’s father was born in AL. She is listed as Mrs. S. A. Lee age 50 wd. In the 1910 Denison, Grayson, TX census. Her son, Vernon age 22 b TX & his wife, Nellie age 20 are living with her. Sarah & her son, Vernon sold their property and moved to Glendale, CA. They were listed in the 1920 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA census. Vernon F. Lee is age 32 b TX, his wife Nellie J. is age 30. Their daughter, Mary Nell is two years 5 months b TX & his mother, Sarah is age 59 wd b MO. Sarah d 1 Jan 1923 Glendale, Los Angeles, CA & is bur in Kersey Cem, Knollwood, Grayson, TX. (Hazel Thompson, 2001)
Picture of Sarah Amanda Washam Lee is from Hattie Bell Crumby, 2002.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.9.1. Jessee M. Lee b abt 1879 Denison, Grayson, TX (1-1880) & d before 1900.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.9.2. Martha Myrtle Lee "Mattie" b 25 Mar 1883 Denison, Grayson, TX. Mattie m. 1st) George William Bell 1899 Denison, Grayson, TX. George b. 20 Dec 1879, d 29 Mar 1913. He worked for Texas Telephone and died in an accident while on a pole and touched a live wire. They were listed in the 1910 Grayson Co., TX census. He is age 30 b TN m. 6 years & Mattie is age 27 b TX with children Gladys age 4 & Cecil 1 year & 7 months. After George died, Mattie m his brother, Prince Albert Bell, Dec 1912 Dallas, Dallas, TX. She & Prince Bell are in the 1920 Grayson Co., TX Census. Prince is age 34 b TN, Martha is age 37 b TX and children listed are Gladdis age 14; Cecil age 10; Hazel age 7; Edward age 5; Nellie age 3 years 8 months & Willie Lee age 1 yr 11 months. She d 26 Mar 1961 Sherman, Grayson, TX and bur Sherman, TX. (Hazel Thompson, 2001) Albert Prince Bell b. 26 Sep 1885 & d. 4 Dec 1942. (Hattie Crumby, 2002) Picture of Mattie Lee Bell, at age 74, is from Hattie Bell Crumby, 2002.
Children by George William Bell: (Hattie Crumby, 2002)
Children by Prince Edward Bell:
Picture on left, dated 1929 of Hattie and Prince Vernon Bell. On right is Hattie and husband, Royal Crumby, dated 1942. Pictures courtesy Hattie Bell Crumby, 2002. Hattie Crumby, Mesquite, TX, 2002 wrote "All dates I have were given to me by my Mother, written in her own hand. She got the information from her mother, Sarah Amanda Washam. ... Sarah Lee Washam's parents were Jeremiah Washam b 1822 SC d. maybe in Denton Co, as they had come from Missouri to Denton Co. TX when Sarah Amanda was about 12 yrs. old m Amanda M Benton b 1831 TN. They m Aug 27, 1845. Jerimiah Washam's father born 1790's in England. Amanda M Benton's father b. 1790's in Scotland. This 1929 picture of Hattie and her brother, Prince, is courtesy Hattie Bell Crumby, 2002.
Hattie Crumby wrote, 2002: " My grandmother, Sarah said they came to Texas when she was about 12 yrs old and she said they came through Indian Territory. The only two children I am aware of that Amanda Benton Washam had are my grandmother, Sarah, and her sister Margaret, who we called Aunt Mag. She lived next door to her Mother in 1880. My grandmother, Sarah and her sister Margaret got married in Denton Co. (I know for certain Margaret did) and my grandmother either in Denton or Grayson Co. They both lived in Denison TX after their marriages. Sarah had Mattie, Vernia (we called him uncle Vernie) and Jessie, who I never knew his name. Mother only said she had a brother who died young. I'll tell you what I know about my great aunt Margaret. I knew her quite well, as she and my mother stayed in touch. We lived in Sherman but Denison is only nine miles from Sherman. She lived to be around 96 and died in Denison. I don’t remember the date. A lot of her life's story was published on her b'day every year in the Denison Herald after she attained an advanced age. I do remember it telling how she married Robert Green in Denton and they boarded the train and came to Denison, where he worked for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad. I think he was a switchman. He worked for the railroad until he retired. They had several children and also raised some grandchildren. The names Sidney & Jesse comes to mind, and some of the children had moved to Detroit, Mich. Aunt Mag was a tiny person only 4ft. 11 ". As all of us are. Sarah also was 4ft. 11' as was my Mother, ( Mattie) myself and my daughter Ann. My two sons are also short one around 5ft. 5" the other about 5ft.7" and I see it is a family trait, as you said Calvin was only 5ft. 5". Sarah said her mother (Amanda) was also tiny. I do have Sarah’s last two letters she wrote my Mother. They are written on lined tablet paper in pencil, so are barely readable. They are yellow with age. She wrote them around Christmas time before she died in Jan. 1923."
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.9.2B.5. Prince Vernon Bell b. 22 May 1924 (5-1930) d 28 Jan 1990 Dallas, Dallas, TX (SSDI)
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.9.3. Vernon F. Lee b Jan 1887 Denison, Grayson, TX m. Nellie J. Phillips abt 1910 Denison, Grayson, TX. They are in the 1910 Denison, Grayson Co., TX. He is age 22 b TX & Nellie is age 20 b TX. They are in the 1920 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA census. He is age 32, Nellie J. is age 30 & their daughter, Mary Nell is two years & 5 months b TX. They are in the 1930 Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA census. He is age 42, m age 22 & Nellie J. is age 41 m age 21 with children Mary N. age 12 b TX & Vernon, Jr age 4 years 5 months b CA. Hazel Thompson wrote that Vernon went into the stock business then came back to Texas where he died. Children: Mary Nell Lee b 1917 TX, Vernon Franklin Lee b 23 Nov 1925 Los Angeles, CA.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. John C. Washam b 21 Jul 1824 Mecklenburg Co., NC & d 30 May 1900 (A History of the Rendon Community, Walnut Creek Cem, Rendon, TX p 21). He is in the 1880 Wood Co, TX census as John Washam age 56 NC living with his brother in law Jodan Harris, age 63 NC, & his sister Mary Harris age 56 NC. Even though John is indicated as single in census records, he may have been married for a short time. He may have married Minerva A. Boles "Minnie" abt 1855 who according to IGI and family records had a daughter Mary Ann Washam b 12 Jan 1854 in Taney Co., MO. Living in Taney Co., MO during this time are 3 males of age who could have been married to Minerva: William Jeremiah Washam, John C. Washam & Pearson Washam. All are in the 1860 Swan, Taney Co., MO census. William was married to Amanda Mariah Benton with their children, and John & Pearson were living with their mother Margaret Killough Washam. John was b in 1824 and Pearson was b 1840. If Pearson were the father, he would be only 14 years old when Mary Ann was born. Assuming Minerva would marry an older man, John would be the likely choice.
Minerva b abt 1836 IN is the d/o Jesse Anthony Boles & Ruth Minerva Johnston. Minerva is in the 1850 Swan, Taney Co, MO cens, as M. Boles age 14 b IN, with her parents A. Boles age 35 b KY & mother R. Boles age 39 b KY. Other children are J. Boles age 11 b IN m, J. Boles age 8 b IN m, E. Boles age 6 b IN m, J. Boles age 4 b IN f, M. E. Boles age 2 b IN f.
Minerva Boles m 2nd) George Washington Berry abt 1858 Taney, MO.
He was b Feb 1835 MO. According to Carol Stavlo, 2005, George was the s/o Solomon Berry and Mary Magdalene Lincoln. They are in the 1860 Newton, Taney Co., MO census as Soloman Berry age 58 b NC, Mary age 49 b NC, Melinda 19 MO, Melisa age 17 b MO, William age 16 b MO, Miles age 14 b MO, John age 11 b MO, Nancy age 7 b MO. According to Carol Stavlo, the daughter, Melissa E. Berry, m. Mathew D. Hawkins, brother to Columbus Hawkins who married Mary Ann Washam.
In the 1860 Scott, Taney, MO census are her parents Anthoney Bowls age 46 KY & wife Rutha Bowls age 51 KY. Nearby, are Washington Berry age 24 b MO, Minerva Berry age 24 b IN wife, Maryann Berry age 6 b MO & Eliza Berry age 1 b MO. Maryann Berry is the Mary Ann Washam in family & IGI records. On the same page of the 1860 census is Cobert (Colbert) Benton, a brother of Amanda Mariah Benton Washam, the mother of John C. Washam.
In the Newton Twp, Taney Co. MO cens of 1870 Minerva is Minerva A. Berry age 35 b IN & 1880 she is Mary A. Berry age 45 b IN. By 1900 George W Berry was married to Sarah Madora Jones, d/o Shepard and Elvira Wakefield Jones. Sarah's first husband was John A. Fausett. (Pam Jones Sheridan, 2002)
John C Washam died 30 May 1900 Rendon, Tarrant, TX at the age of 76. (A History of the Rendon Community, Walnut Creek Cem, Rendon, TX p 21) He was buried in Walnut Creek Cem. located on Highway 1187 east of I-35 and west of old US 287 about six miles west of Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX. In 1981, 34 identifiable and 11 unidentifiable graves were there. J. Barry Turnage, 1st Lt. Cmdr., Robert E. Lee Camp #239, Sons Of Confederate Veterans, Fort Worth, Texas in 2009 sent the photo of his gravestone & wrote:
J. Barry Turnage 1st Lt. Cmdr. R. E. Lee Camp #239 Sons of Confederate Veterans Fort Worth, Texas wrote that they erected a veterans gravestone for Pvt. John C. Washam at his grave yesterday, 15 May 2009. "We wanted to remember and honor this man who at the first call stood up and volunteered to protect his state from tyranny. It is important that we do not allow the duty and sacrifice these men made disappear into the undergrowth of our forgotten graveyards." J. Barry Turnage attached these photos.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Mary M. Washam b abt 1825 change to Mary Washam b. abt 1823 of Mecklenburg Co., NC. This Mary did not marry Thomas T. Paul 4 Jul 1847 McMinn Co., TN. She m Jordan Harris abt 1846 of Murray Co, GA. Jordan, age 30 NC, and Mary, age 28 NC, are in the 1850 Murray Co, GA cens, with her siblings, John Worsham age 22 NC & Elizabeth Worsham age 13 TN. They are also in the 1880 Wood Co, TX census as Jordan Harris, age 63 NC, & Mary Harris age 56 NC, with her brother, John Washam age 56 NC.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Elizabeth Washam b abt 1835. She is probably living next to her mother (Margret Washham 64 NC visit #99, p.416) in the 1870 Linden, Christian Co, MO census. Visit #100 is Jonathan Box 73 NC, Elizabeth Box 34 TN, Mary J. Box 16 GA, William A. Box 14 GA, Sarah E. Box 6 MO. The two eldest children match the birth dates of her children born to John Robeson. She apparently married a son of Jonathan Box and her children took his name. In the 1880 Linden, Christian Co, MO Census is Elizabeth Box age 44 b TN on page 67B. Listed with her are William Robison son age 21 b TN, Sarah Robison dau age 15 b MO, Isaac H. Robison gson age 1 b MO. A few doors away on page 68C is her sister Martha Washam age 28.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Sophia Washam m Wilson S. Robeson.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Martha A. Washam b abt 1838. She m 1st) Charles Haden 20 Mar 1870 Christian Co, MO by William Rogers mg. (Mg Bk 1, p 153). Martha Washam may have m 2nd) James Logsdon 19 Apr 1883 Christian Co, MO by AD Walker jcc. (Mrg, Bk 3, p 93)
188.8.131.52.2.2. Hinds Dunnavant Worsham b abt 1782 Chesterfield Co, VA, m Mary & d bef. 12 May 1845 Pike Co, MO. His descendants lived in Pike Co, MO; Ripley Co, MO; Pike Co, IL; Beckham Co, OK; Audrain Co, MO. The will of Hinds D Worsham, dated 12 May 1845, proved 6 June 1845, mentions his wife but she is not named, along with grandson: Napoleon Worsham; sons: Frank, Miles, Hinds, John, Richard & Archibald; & daughter: Martha, her children mentioned but not named. (Pike County Land Deeds, Vol. I, p 357) Joesph Lafayette "Fate" Murray, 2004, writes:
In The Chillicothe Constitution Nov 9 1908, p3:
Nancy M. Richardson is 184.108.40.206.2.2.4A.4. Nancy Margaret Worsham on Page 390. In the 1870 Calumet, Pike Co, MO census, p81, James M. Richardson is age 35 & Nancy is age 25 with children Mary E. Richardson age 4 & William Richardson age 1.
About 4 Jul 1837 Archibald m 2nd) Alsey Johnson b abt 1801 KY. Alsey m 1st) George Swift b abt 1801 of Caswell, NC & d 11 Mar 1834 Pike, Missouri. In 1870 Alsey lived in Lane, Oregon.
James A. Walker, Auburn, ME in 2000 wrote the following:
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