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Worsham b 22 Jan 1883 Pike Co, MO m 1st) Martha K Magee
"Mattie" 5 Oct 1910 Pike Co, MO. She was b 2 Oct 1889 of Pike Co, MO
d/o James Magee & Safronia Peak. She is listed in the 1900 Cuivre, Pike, MO as
Martha K b Oct 1889 age 10 & living with her parents. She is listed in the 1910
Cuivre, Pike, MO census as Mattie Magee age 20 & living with her father, James Magee
& his 3rd wife Lyda J. The Magee family live two doors away from Hurley Worsham age
26 & his parents, George & Gladis Worsham. Mattie d 30 Oct 1915 Cuivre, Pike,
MO & bur Edgewood Cemetery, Pike, MO (Missouri State Board of Health Bureau of Vital
Statistics Certificate of Death No 31437 as Mrs Mattie Worsham, Pike Co, MO Deaths
1878-1917 has Mrs Hurley Worsham)
Hurley m 2nd) Catherine
A Penn "Katherine" 27 Apr 1918 Pike Co, MO. He was of Edgewood and she was of
Bowling Green. (Pike Co, MO Marriage Records) Catherine b 28 Aug 1896 Kansas & d 20 Apr
1933 Bowling Green, Pike, MO. They were in the 1920 Cuivre, Pike, MO census. He is
listed as Herley age 37 b MO & she is listed as Catherine age 23 b Kansas with son
Hearl age 7 months.
Harold Penn Worsham b 6 Jun 1919 Edgewood, Pike, MO & d
28 Mar 2003 Bowling Green, Pike, MO. Harold m Wanelda
Walker 3 Aug 1941 Bowling Green, Pike, MO. Wanelda Walker b 11 May 1921
Louisiana, Pike, MO & d 30 Aug 1990 of Bowling Green, Pike, MO.
Pike Co, MO People, Places & Piker, 1991,
"Harold Penn Worsham, only
child of Hurley Worsham and Cathryn A Penn, was born in Edgewood on June 6, 1919.
His family moved to Bowling Green when he was three years old and he has been a
resident there since. He is a 1938 graduate of Bowling Green High School and a
veteran of World War II. He served five years in the US Army, two years which was
spent in the Aleutian Islands. He was a member of the 35th Division and the Rainbow
41 Division. He was discharged in October 1945. On August 3, 1941, Harold was
married to Wanelda Walker of Louisiana. She is the daughter of Carroll A. (deceased)
and Katherine A. Ogden Walker. Harold and Wanelda have lived at 1006 West Main
Street, Bowling Green for the last 24 years. To this union one son, Richard Harold,
was born on September 5, 1947, at Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.
Richard is a 1965 graduate of Bowling Green High School and a graduate of the U S
Trade School; of Kansas City, Missouri. On May 29, 1966, he was married to Janis
Marie Moore. They are the parents of two sons, Willard Penn (deceased) and Richard
David Ryan born May 5, 1977. Richard and his family live in St Charles, Missouri,
and he is employed by Ford Motor Company of Hazelwood, Missouri. He is a Vietnam
Veteran. Harold is in Quality Control at Dundee Cement Company of Clarksville. He is
a Mason and a VFW member. Wanelda is a 40-year member of Rebekah Lodge, member of
the VFW Auxiliary of Bowling Green and a member of the Christian Church. She is a
retired deputy County Assessor having served Pike County for over 22 years."
The Hannibal Courier-Post, Mar 31, 2003:
Harold Worsham, 83, of
Bowling Green, died Fri, Mar 28, 2003, at Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green.
Funeral services will be today in Bowling Green. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens
Cem in Bowling Green with military rites by VFW Post No. 5553. Mr. Worsham was born
Jun 6, 1919, in Edgewood to Harley and Cathryn Penn Worsham. He was married to
Wanelda Walker on Aug 3, 1941, in Bowling Green. She preceded him in death Aug. 30,
1990. Survivors include one son, Richard (Dick) Worsham and wife, Janis, of St.
Charles; two grandsons, David Worsham and wife, Christy, and Matt Worsham, all of
St. Charles; and two great-grandchildren, Brad and Emma of St. Charles. He was
preceded in death by one grandson, Willard Penn Worsham. Mr. Worsham was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, serving for five years in the 35th Division and Rainbow 41
Division. He retired from Dundee Cement Co.
18.104.22.168.2.2.5. Hines D Worsham
Jane Triplett 29 Dec 1836 Pike, Missouri.
Jane Worsham "Washam" b 19 Jul 1838.
Nancy m 2nd) Bill Eddy.
After Eddy's death, she m 3rd) Henry Francis Inlow abt
1911. Henry Francis Inlow "Enlow" b 28 Feb 1838 Pike, Missouri & d 30 Nov 1932 of
Lincoln, MO. Nancy d 4 Feb 1912 & is bur in an unmarked grave in Mill Creek Cemetery
located in Lincoln Co, MO.
Children (Dan Lindsted, 2000; Cookie MacCord, 2000; Doris Dragon, 2001; Joe
Hurst, 2002, and various entries on Ancestry World Tree Project):
Hines Jefferson Hurst b Jul 1859 Lincoln Co, MO. Hines m 1st) Malinda
Christia Washam (see paragraph 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.) He m 2nd) m Louetla A Taylor 16 Apr 1909
Corning, Clay, MO. He m 3rd) Cora Ann Swafford.
Moran Hurst b Jul 1861 MO.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3. James Madison Hurst b 14 Dec 1863 Lincoln Co, MO. He m Mary Susan Bell Lafferty 25 May 1880
Lincoln Co, MO who was b 24 May 1861 the dau of David O Lafferty and Susan
Lighter Marce Verdier. He is on the 1930 Reyno, Randolph, AR census, p 3A, age
68 b MO m at age 18 & she is age 68 as Mary B m age 18. He d 13 Feb 1943 Reyno, Randolf, AR & bur Johnson Cem, Reyno, AR
James and Mary's children: (Cookie MacCord, 2002)
James Thomas Emanuel Hurst b 4 Oct 1880 Lincoln, MO m Cora Edna Tracy
b 21 Feb 1882. Children: Milburn Henry Hurst b 31 May 1901 m Hattie D abt
1920. (They are in the 1930 St Francois, St Francois Co, MO Census, p 11B. He is age 29
b AR & Hattie is age 26 with children Milburn Jr age
7; Everette W age 4 yr 9 months; Dorothy M age 2 yrs 7 months) He d Jul 1968
Hawthorne, Los Angeles, CA (SSDI & CA Death Index); Calvin Madison Hurst b
1 Jul 1902 m Emma Jones. They are in the 1930 St Francois, St Francois Co,
MO census p 7A. He is age 27 & Emma is age 17 with dau Olive N age 2. He
d 6 Sep 1970 Hawthorne, Los Angeles, CA (SSDI & CA Death Index); John Bell
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.2. Madison M Hurst b 14 Jun
1886 Reyno, Randolph, AR m Julia Catherine Elizabeth Kirby 1904 Reyno, AR who
was b 21 Jun 1885. He d 16 Dec 1980 Biggers, Arkansas & bur Johnson Cem, Reyno, AR. Children: Matilda Isbell Hurst m Sylvester Moton Murray; Roy
Hurst; Everett Washington Hurst; James Madison Hurst; Noah William Monroe
Hurst; Harold Hurst; Mary Catherine Hurst m James Newton Murray. (Descendants
of Madison M. Hurst were posted on Hurst Family Genealogy Forum by Patricia Chancey Sullivan 10 Aug 2000)
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.3. Naaman Hurst b abt 1889 m Miss Leonard abt 1906.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.4. Wesley Hurst b 1889 Reyno,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.5. Nathan Boss Hurst b 20 May
1891 Reyno, Randolph, AR m Edna J Dunn 18 Apr 1914 Clay Co, AR by F. Neely,
MG who was b 9 Dec 1894. He d 2 Oct 1967.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.6. Susan Jane Hurst b 26 Jan
1894 Reyno, Randolph, AR m
James Kieffer Tracy
Sr b 19 Oct 1886.
Children: Ruth Emma Tracy; Nora Audria Tracy; Laura Tracy; Flora Tracy; Thomas
Madison Tracy; Nathan Boss Tracy; James Kieffer Tracy; Mary Bell Tracy; Edna
June Tracy & Lillian Katherine Tracy. In the picture taken Jun 1968, is L
to R: Calvin Hurst's mother Cora Edna Tracy Hurst, Calvin Madison Hurst,
Lillie Tracy d/o Susan Jane Hurst Tracy; Francis Greishaber h/o Ruth Emma
Tracy; Emma Jones w/o Calvin Madison Hurst & Lillie's granddaughter.
Picture courtesy Cookie MacCord, 2003.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.7. Neely Monroe Hurst b 1901 Reyno, Randolph, AR m 1st)
m 2nd) Duetta Reynolds. Children:
Susie Le Etta Hurst, Elga Hurst, Nelly Hurst, Mary Imogene Hurst, Jesse Hurst.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.8. Julia May Hurst b 26 Sep
1902 Reyno, Randolph, AR
Hurst b 1866 (4-1870)
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4. Rebecca "Patsy" Hurst b
31 Jan 1871 according to death certificate m 1st McGinness & 2nd) Andrew
Johnson 4 Apr 1886 Clay Co, AR & d 29 Apr 1958.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5. George Washington Hurst b 19
Apr 1874 m Pearly Twiggs Jan 1898 Lincoln Co, MO & d 16 Feb 1958 St.
Louis, MO. Bur Lakeview Memorial Gardens, MO age 83.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.6. Malinda Isabelle Hurst b 1877
Rebecca Patsy Jane Hurst b 31 Jan 1871 Lincoln, Missouri, &
d 29 Apr 1958 Randolph, AR.
George Washington Hurst
Malinda Isabell Hurst
Andrew John Worsham b abt 1843 of Pike Co, MO. He is Andrew J Worsham
age 8 b MO in the 1850 census. He m Amanda May M Daugherty abt 1863 of Lincoln, MO.
Amanda b abt 1844 MO. He is in the 1870 Union, Lincoln Co, MO census living
with John Johnson age 66 b VA & Lucy Johnson age 61 b VA as John Washam
age 27 b MO. He is in the 1880 Union, Lincoln Co, MO census as Thomas J Washam
age 37 b MO and his wife is May M age 36 MO. Thomas Worsham age 47 b MO m 2nd) Nancy
Eddy 10 Jan 1889 age 56 b
IN. Both had been married previously. Thomas s/o Hines Worsham & Catharine
Triplett & Nancy d/o Samuel Eddy & Elizabeth Raines. (Greene Co, IL
marriages 1877-1895 FHL Film 1310038)
Thomas m 3rd)
Mittie Roach 5 Dec 1889 Lincoln, MO.
In the Audrain Co, Missouri Deaths,
issue 19 Apr 1900:
"John T Worsham
about 54 d 16 Apr 1900 brother Richard
& J H Worsham."
Children of Amanda May Daugherty:
Malinda Christia Washam b Jul 1864 of Lincoln, MO & d
1900 AR. She m Hines Jefferson Hurst abt 1881 (See
paragraph 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.). Hines b Jul 1859 of Lincoln, MO.
Lucy Hurst b Mar 1888 AR.
Iva Ellen Hurst b 21 Sep 1890 AR & d 28 Jun 1963.
She m John Wilson Tracy b 14 Sep 1888 Water Valley,
Randolph, AR & d 29 Aug 1972 St Louis, MO.
Jessey Hurst b Dec 1892 AR.
James F Washam b abt 1868 of Lincoln, MO.
Ida L Washam b abt 1869 of Lincoln, MO & d Dec 1894 Pike,
Grace Washam b 28 Feb 1871 of Lincoln,
Missouri & d 9 Apr 1891 Pike, Missouri. She m 1st) Louis
Jordan or Jordan Harris 21 Dec 1884 in
Pike, MO. In Bk 7 pg 13 Marriage Records of Pike Co, Grace Worsham m
Louis Jordan 21 Dec 1884 by J W Mosby, JP. Grace is of Eolia, Pike Co, MO
& Jordan is of Pike Co. The interesting thing about this entry is that
in the index he is listed as Louis Jordan & on the marriage record, he
is listed as Jordan Harris.
Grace m 2nd) James
C Hunter 21 Dec 1888 Pike, Missouri. They had a child: Stella
Valentine Hunter b Feb 1890 Pike, MO. According to one researcher they
had another child Alice Hunter View b & d 9 Apr 1891 Pike, MO.
Grace d 9 Apr 1891 Pike, MO.
Jessie J Washam b abt 1876 of Lincoln, MO.
Washam (daughter) b abt 1879 of Lincoln, MO.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. James H Worsham
b 30 Dec
1843. This James H Worsham and his family should be removed. This James and
his family were incorrectly placed on page 392 beginning at paragraph
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. He is James H Worsham, the son of
Richard Worsham, 22.214.171.124.2.2.2A.1. on Page 384.
James Hinde Worsham b 3 Mar 1844 Lincoln Co,
MO is the son of Hindes D & Catherine Worsham. (6-1850) According to Henry A Coll, 1999 his name is James Hyman Worsham. He
m 1st) Parthena E Smithers 10 Feb 1867 Lincoln
Co, MO. (Wilma Worsham, 1999) They are listed in the 1870 Union twp, P O
Auburn, Lincoln Co, MO Census. He is James Washam age 25 & wife, Phena is
age 19. There is also a John Washam age 27 b MO with wife Amanda age 26 living
with the family of John Johnson. Mrs. James Worsham d 14 Jul 1891 in Audrain
Co, MO. After her death, he m 2nd) Adda
Margareth Seal. Audrain Co, MO Marriages Vol 3 1891 1896 has J H Worsham
to Adda M Seale Bk 3 p 55 at Slavens Residence 4 Aur 1892 by J W Owen
Minister of the Gospel. He is
listed in the 1900 Linn Twp, Audrain Co, MO census as James H Washam age 56
& wife Margareth A b Apr 1857 MO. He
d 6 Mar 1902 Audrain, MO.
states his name is James Hinde ex confederate died in Audrain Co. (No date) at
Littleby Church in Audrain Co. He was b 3 Mar 1844 in Lincoln Co, MO. When he
was 12 years old he moved to Lafayette Co. When the Civil War broke out he
enlisted under Quantrail and Joe Shelby. After the War he returned to Lincoln
County and was married to Parenthmis Smithers in 1867. They moved to Audrain
County in the fall of 1878 and located northeast of Mexico, MO." The
article goes on to list their children, the children of James Hyman. It also
states: "Parthemis died in 1891 and James married Anna A. Seal who
survived him." In "The men Who Rode with Quantrill" according
James Hinds (Hines) was with Quantrill in 1863.
James Hinde Worsham's
obituary was published 10 Mar 1902 in the Mexico Intelligencer and courtesy of
the Barnett - Johnson Family Tree on Ancestry.com. James died 6 Mar 1902
in El Dorado Springs, Cedar, MO and was buried in Littleby Methodist Church
Cem, Audrain, Missouri.
will of James H Worsham is in Audrain Co MO Wills Bk 1 p 424 @ the FHL
which is as follows:
H. Worsham being of sound and disposing mind do make and declare this to be
my last will and testament. After my death, it is my will that all my real
estate and personal property be disposed of as follows, to wit:
I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid
I give and bequeath to my wife Adda Worsham to hold and enjoy during her
natural life, the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section
(15) Fifteen Township Fifty one (51) Range (7) Seven in Audrain County,
Missouri, containing (40) Forty acres except twenty (20) feet off of the
West side thereof, which is to be used as a pass way to the balance of said
tract lying adjoining and south of said (40) forty acre tract herein
described. She is to have from the balance of said tract an amount of land
equal to the amount taken by said passway off of the West side of said (40)
Forty acres tract, so as to give her full forty acres of land and all the
appurtenances thereto belonging during her natural life free from all
encumbrances, at her death thirty five acres of said forty acre tract which
improvements thereon is to be absolutely to my son James Roy Worsham, who is
the son of Adda Worsham. If said James Roy Worsham should die before his
mother Adda, without issue, then said thirty five acres is to go to my sons
Clarence, Albert, Jessie and my daughter Lillie Worsham Johnson or their
heirs in equal shares. The remaining (5) five a res of said forty acre tract
(40) to be, at the death of said Adda, divided equally among my son Clarence
and my said daughter Lillie or their heirs.
The balance of said tract in Section (15) fifteen Twp (51) fifty one Range
Seven (7) in said County and State, I give to my son Clarence, and said
daughter Lillie during their lives in equal shares and at their deaths to go
to their heirs. Lillie is to have her share of the said remainder of said
tract South of and adjoining the land herein given to my wife Adda &
Clarence to have the balance, during their natural lives. That said Clarence
and said Lillie shall in no way sell or encumber their interests in said
land hereby given to them. Said Lillie is to give to said Clarence a passway
on the West side of the land set off herein to her not less than twenty feet
wide; as I have given her the choice part of said land.
I give to my son Jessie Worsham the South West quarter of the North West
quarter of Section (8) Eight Township (51) Fifty one Range (8) Eight and all
the appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Audrain County, Missouri,
during his natural life without power to either sell or in any way encumber
said land and at his death to go to his heirs in equal shares.
I give to my son Albert Worsham the South East quarter of the North East
quarter of Section (7) Seven Township Fifty one (51) Range (8) eight in
Audrain County, Missouri, during his natural life without power to either
sell or mortgage or in any way encumber said land, and at his death to go to
his heirs in equal shares.
The land above described is subject to a Deed of Trust for four Hundred
Dollars, - if said deed of trust is yet on said land at my death then said
land is to be rented out to the highest bidder and the rent of said land to
be applied to the payment of said deed of trust, interest and taxes, until
the same is liquidated. Each forty acres to bear one half of said deed of
trust and taxes. It is my wish that the Court appoint a trustee with bond,
to take charge of said land and rent the same as herein provided, and when
the said deed of trust and taxes are paid, then turn same over to parties
- I give to my grandson Carl Todd the sum of twenty five dollars.
I give also to my wife Adde Worsham all my household goods, kitchen
furniture, books etc and my black horse Dick
erasures and interlineations herein were made before signing.
under my hand this 1st day of Jun 1900. His mark James H. Worsham
W. H. Kennan. We the undersigned witnesses in the presence of James H.
Worsham sign our names in the presence of each other & at his request
& he declared the same to be his will & W. H. Kennan in the presence
of said James H. Worsham at his request signed the said James H. Worshams
name to said Will. W. H. Kennan, J. R. Browning, J. T. Leeper"
James & Parthena children:
Clarence C Worsham b Jun 1868 Lincoln Co, MO. (2-1870) m
Jennie E. Duke 23 May 1893 by J H Jackson a Clergyman
at Mexico, Audrain, MO. (Audrain Co Marriages 1891-1896 p 136). She is age 17 d/o J
H Duke who gave his consent. Jennie b May 1878. They are in the 1900 Kansas City Ward
6, Wyandotte, KS census. Clarence is age 31 b Jun 1868 m 7 years. Jennie is age 22 b May 1878 m 7 years 4 children 2 living. Children are: Johnnie age 5
b Aug 1894 MO &
Freddie age 2 b Apr 1895 KS. They are in the 1920 Linn, Audrain, MO census. Clarence
C. is age 53 b MO & Jennie E is age 38 b MO with children Fred age 21; Flossie B. age
18; Ruth age 11; Christina age 9; Clyde age 1 yr 4 mo. Halley L. Watts son-in-law age
23 is also living with them. They are listed in the 1930 Linn, Audrain, MO census. He
is age 68 b MO m age 21 as Clarence Washum. Jessie Washum is age 51 m age 14 with
child Clyde W Washum age 11 b MO & granddaughter Juanita Washum age 14 b MO.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52A.1.1 John H Worsham
b Aug 1894 MO m Myrtle
Waldron b abt 1895 of Audrain Co, MO. J H Worsham to Myrtle Waldron Bk 9 p 355 1912-1917 of Mexico, P O of twenty years and Myrtle Waldron of Mexico, PO. Clarence Worsham,
father of John W. Worsham (H above) in person giving his consent m 8 Jun
1915 Paster of M E South Church Mexico S W Hayne. (FHL Film 974691)
Juanita G Worsham b abt 1916
Audrain, MO. She m Mr Butler.
Her obituary reads:
“Juanita G. Butler, 84, Holden, Missouri, passed away Mon, Jan 22, 2001
at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, MO. She was born Aug 2, 1916, in
Argentine, Kansas, the daughter of John and Myrtle Waldren Worsham. She
had lived Independence, MO, before moving to the Holden and Kingville
areas in 1945. In 1998, she moved to Harrisonville, Missouri. Mrs.
Butler worked as a dairy farmer most of her life. She had worked for
Fred Harvey's Cafeteria's for two years and for Super X drug stores in
Kansas City. She was an avid quilter, who loved to fish, sew, and
paint. She was known to be a hard worked by her family and friends.
Mrs. Butler was a member of the Holden Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints. She is survived by one son, Ted Butler,
Independence; one daughter, Kathleen Sumner, Holden; one sister, Ruby
Worsham, Eldorado Springs. She was preceded in death by a sister
Margaret Lee in 2000, and a great granddaughter, Jessica Sechrest in 1989.
Funeral services will be held Fri, Jan 26, 2001 Holden. Interment
will be at Medford Cem.”
V Worsham b abt 1919 Audrain, MO.
Viola Worsham b of Audrain, MO.
Lee Worsham b 31 Oct 1922 of Audrain, MO & d 24 Nov 1999 Prairie Grove, MO.
She m Mr Rumel. Her
"The Morning News Fri. 26 Nov 1999, Prairie Grove -
Margaret Lee Rumel, 77, of Prairie Grove died Nov 24, 1999, at Medi Home
Nursing Home in Prairie Grove. She was born Oct 31, 1922, in Missouri to
John H. and Mrytle Waldren Worsham. She was a retired nurse's aide and
attended the Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Juanita
Butler of Nevada, MO, and Ruby Viola Worsham of Missouri; two
grandchildren. Graveside services will be Sat in Bethesda Cem at Morrow.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be
Teddy Pryor and Keith Musteen."
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11A.1.2. Fred Arthur Worsham
b 21 Apr 1898 Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS. He married 1st) Bessie
abt 1918 He was listed on the World War I Draft Registrations for 12 Sep 1918 as age
20 as a Car Repairer for Sinclair Oil Co. His nearest living relative is Bessie
Worsham. He has brown eyes & brown hair. He is age 21 b KS & living with his parents
in the 1920 Linn, Audrain, MO census as a widower. He m 2nd)
Lucy A Willis abt 1920 of Benton, Osage, MO. Lucy was b 21 May 1900 KY. She
was the daughter of George Linley Willis b 29 Dec 1869 Stoddard Co, MO & Margaret
Alice Carter "Maggie" b 6 Nov 1876 Colfax, McLean Co, IL & Margaret d 22 Dec 1953.
Margaret was buried buried in Cherryvale, Montgomery Co, KS with parents. George was
a farmer, in 1910 living in Central Twp, Barton Co, MO & in 1920 they lived in
Benton, Osage, MO. Fred A is age 31 b KS in the 1930 Precinct 4, Lubbock Co, TX
census with wife Lucy A age 29 b KY m age 19 & children: Fred A age 9 & George D
age 5. Fred d Jan 1969 Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS.
Arthur Worsham b 8 Jul 1920 Laddonia, Audrain, MO. Fred m
Maureen Ware 29 Jun 1941 of Lubbock, TX. Maureen b 31 Dec 1922. His obituary reads:
“Sat, Dec 12, 1998; Shallowater -
Private services for Fred A. Worsham Jr., 78, of Shallowater were Friday.
His body was donated to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Worsham died Tue, Dec 8, 1998, in St. Mary Plaza. He was born Jul 8,
1920, in Ladonia, MO. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a
retired auto mechanic, and he owned Fred's Garage. He was the first fire
chief of the volunteer fire department in Shallowater in the mid-1950s. He
volunteered with the Guadalupe Economic Services in the commodity program
for 37 years. Survivors include his wife, Maurine; two sons, Fred
III of Roswell, NM, and Dale of Wharton; a daughter, Debbie Evans of
Shallowater; a brother, David of Florida; and five grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Joe Arrington Cancer Center or a
First Grade photo of Fred Worsham taken
at Shallowater, Texas in the 1950 Yearbook titled The Corral.
Arthur m 1st) Alice Faye Godsey,
2nd) Karen Kay Bruster, 3rd)
Regina Lynn Roberson & 4th) Angela N Tipton.
Dale Marcus Worsham. Dale m 1st) Carma Jan Sanderson & 2nd) Peggy
Debra Susan Worsham. Debra m 1st)
Michael C Brusenhan & m 2nd)
David Worsham b 19 Nov 1924 Lubbock, TX. He m 31 Aug 1947 Coralynne
Jean Barnett b 5 Feb 1927 Harvey, Cook Co, Illinois.
Children: (Danny Ray Worsham, 2004)
Ray Worsham b Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, Kansas, m 1st)
Thipsuda Chachit of Thailand & m 2nd)
Cirila Gagarino of Phillipines.
Child of Thipsuda:
Denise Worsham b Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Child of Cirila:
Vincent Worsham b Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Davi Denise Worsham b 5 Jul 1955
Bartlesville, Washington, OK & m Ralph Michael
Mascaro III 27 Dec 1973. They have 2 children: Carrie Christine Mascaro b
15 Feb 1977 & Ralph Micheal Mascaro IV b 27 Mar 1979. (Danny Ray Worsham, 2008)
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124A.1.3. Flossie B. Worsham b
abt 1902 of Audrain Co, MO.
Worsham b abt 1905 of Audrain Co, MO & d 18 Feb 1909 Audrain,
Futhe Worsham "Ruth" b abt
1908 of Audrain Co, MO. (2-1910; 11-1920)
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.A.1.6. Christina Worsham b
abt 1911 Audrain Co, MO. (9-1920)
Clyde W. Worsham b 15 Aug 1918 Audrain Co, MO (1
yr 4 mo-1920; 11-1930) He m Frances Millikan. He d 26
Mar 1979 Audrain Co, MO (SSDI b 15 Aug 1918)
Clyde’s son’s obituary was in "The
Examiner" 2 Feb 2007:
Thomas Ray Worsham, 58,
of Independence, MO., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at his
was born July 2, 1948, in Independence, Mo., to Clyde and Frances (Millikan)
Worsham. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Tom graduated from Ft.
Osage High School in 1967 where he designed the Osage Indian logo. Mr. Worsham
loved to hunt in his spare time and was a huge NASCAR fan. He was an artist and
had studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. He was an Automotive Systems
Engineering member as well as a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers. Tom is
survived by his son, Paul Worsham; daughter, Pamela Thieme; granddaughters, Sydney
and Alexandria Thieme; mother, Frances Worsham; brothers and sisters, Carole Lane,
Clyde Worsham, Linda Small, Marilyn Haney, Larry Worsham, Clarence Worsham, Nancy
Martin, Kathy Sweet, Rick Worsham, Sherry Shull, Mary Yakel, LaVita Bower and
spouses; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. He was
preceded in death by his father, Clyde in 1979. Scripture Service will be Monday,
Feb. 5, at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in
the chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Woodlawn Cemetery. He will be
greatly missed by family and friends.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11A.2. Albert Washington Worsham
b 22 Mar 1874 of Audrain, MO m Sarah Emaline Willingham b
Sep 1878 of Audrain Co, MO.
Albert Worsham m Emma Willingham Bk 3 p 507 m at Rising Sun 25 Oct
1896 by R. D. Chum (?) Preacher of the Gospel. (Audrain Co, MO Marriages Vol
3 1891 1896, FHL) Albert d 4 Aug 1950 Lubbock, TX & &
Sarah d 6 Oct 1965 Lubbock, TX.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124A.2.1. Fred Richard Worsham b 22 Jul 1899 Mexico, Audrain, MO & d 19
Jan 1970 Wolfforth, Lubbock, TX. Fred m Corrilee Allman 10 Aug 1925
Lubbock, TX. Corrilee's obit appeared in the Fri, May 3, 2002, The Lubbock
WOLFFORTH — Services for Corrilee Worsham, 95, of Lubbock will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Wolfforth with the Rev. Leroy Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock. She died Wed, May 1, 2002. She was born Nov. 17, 1906, in Forney and married Fred R. Worsham on Aug. 10, 1924, in Lubbock County. He died Jan. 12, 1970. She was a graduate of Wylie High School and was a homemaker. She had been a member of the Wolfforth First Baptist Church since 1940 and taught Sunday school for many years. She had been a Lubbock resident since 1930. A grandchild preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Jonas of El Paso, Aubrey of Possum Kingdom and Charles of Lubbock; a sister, Ann Fergerson of Amarillo.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52A.2.2. James Hindland Worsham b 20 May 1902 m Blanch
Lorena Loving. Published in the Tue, Sep 12, 2000 The Lubbock
Services for Lorena Worsham, 90, of Lubbock will be Wed at W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. Tim Winn and the Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Burial will
be in City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors. She died Sun, Sept. 10, 2000, at Brownfield Rehabilitation Care Center. She was born Aug. 16, 1910, in Gainesville. She married James Hindlan Worsham on Dec. 23, 1926, in Lubbock. He died Aug. 27, 1967. She was a homemaker. Later in life she became a nurse's aide at the Lubbock Memorial Hospital for several years. She was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church for 10 years before transferring her membership to New Deal Baptist Church for 45 years. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bula Mae Worsham, in 1935 and a son, Glen D. Worsham, on Nov. 2, 1988. Survivors include two daughters, Alice Perry of Lubbock and Margaret Altman of Plains.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11A.2.3. Infant Worsham b abt 1934 Audrain, Missouri & d Apr 1936 Mexico, Audrain, MO.
Luigi Worsham b 22 Sep 1881 of Audrain, MO(18-1900) m Fannie Belle Niles 4
Oct 1902 Mexico, Audrain Co, MO. Jesse
J. Worsham to Fannie B. Niles, Bk 6, p 102, Fannie of Mexico 4 Oct 1903 by John
Anderson a preacher of the Gospel ME. Church. (Film 174689 Vol 6 1902
1907) He is in the 1910 San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX cens as J. L. Worsham
age 28 b MO working as a poultry dealer and his wife is Fannie B. age 27 b MO.
In the World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1918, he is Jesse Luigi Worsham
living in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX, nearest relative is Albert Worsham of Hedley, Donley Co, TX (brother),
and he worked as a wholesale produce dealer.
Children: Jesse Wesley Worsham b 20 Jan
1907 d Feb 19, 1908, Jesse James Worsham b 25 Feb 1911 d 10 Aug 1911, Mary
Belle Worsham b 6 Mar 1913. (Hank Coll, 1999)
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124A.4. Olga Worsham. (Hank Coll,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52A.5. Rose Worsham. (Hank Coll,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11A.6. Fannie Worsham. (Angie
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124A.7. Lillie Worsham
Johnson as she is Lillie Worsham Johnson in her father's will. In Pike Co, MO Marriage Bk 6 pg 12 is a marriage for Ida
Worsham to Silas M Johnson on 21 Dec 1884 by J W Mosby, JP. Silas is of
Lincoln Co, MO & Ida is of Eolia, Pike Co. In the Cemetery Inscriptions of
Pike Co, Vol 9, p 77 by Pike Co. Chapter DAR,
1991 is Ida Johnson bur 19 Dec 1894 in Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike
Co, MO. (No birth date) Silas Johnson b 13 Dec 1845 d 29 Aug 1930 & bur
31 Aug 1930 Riverview Cem Pg 8. In Bk 7 pg 13 Marriage Records of Pike
Co. there is a Grace Worsham who m Louis Jordan 21 Dec 1884 by J W Mosby,
JP. Grace is of Eolia, Pike Co, MO & Jordan is of Pike Co. The funny
thing about this entry is that in the index he is listed as Louis Jordan &
on the marriage record, he is listed as Jordan Harris. Note that Ida &
Grace were married on the same day by the same Justice of the Peace and both
are of Eolia, Pike Co so they are probably related.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52A.8. Perhaps the mother of the grandson, Carl Todd mentioned
in James' will is Viola Worsham who m E. W. Todd 29 Jan 1892 Audrain Co, MO.
(Audrain Co. Marriages Bk 3, p 4)
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Richard Francis Worsham b 6
Apr 1849 Lincoln Co, MO d 30 May 1933 Audrain Co, MO. (Audrain County,
Missouri Obituaries, 1930-1942; Weant, Kenneth, ed. Audrain County, Missouri, 4176
Deaths Reported in The Mexico Intelligencer. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999) Richard
m Lydia Lovell Colbert. She was
b 19 Sep 1853 d 27 Jan 1896 (Audrain Co, MO Deaths, 1876-1905 as Mrs. Lida L. Worsham
& Mrs. R. T. Worsham)
In The Atlanta Constitution Feb 17, 1889, p19: From Mexico, Mo
"Dick Worsham had on exhibition in this city a hen's egg which
is a great curiosity. Upon one end of the shell, which is of extraordinary
size, could be plainly discerned a number of war ships at sea gliding upon the
water's calm surface. Three vessels are plainly visible. Turning the egg
gradually over a seaport comes fully in view, resembling the harbor of Apin?
The similarity is striking, indeed, and the Samoan matter at once enters the
mind on beholding the egg, which is the product of a hen that some German
neighbors of Worsham brought from the old country three years ago. The
extraordinary figures upon the shell are thought to have peculiar significance
just at the time when a war is imminent between Germany and America.
to the 1900 North Wilson, Audrain Co, MO census, Richard F. & Mary E.
Worsham were m for 3 yrs and she was the mother of 3 children and one was
living. Therefore, Coleman and Bessie Worsham were children of Richard’s
first wife, Lydia.
Richard m 3rd) Helen
b abt 1860 of of Mexico, Audrain, MO. They are in the 1930 Mexico, Audrain
Co, MO census as Richard Worsham age 91 b MO & Helen age 70 b MO.
According to Quantrills Raiders, Civil War: Richard Francis Worsham, Anderson
Observed his 93rd birthday in 1932, Mexico, Mo.
Paragraphs 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124B.1. & 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52B.2. change to
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11A.6. & 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124A.7.
Washam b 9 Jan 1854 Lexington, MO d 6 Jun 1927 Silex, Lincoln, MO & bur
Sitton Cem. On Certificate of Death 18793 it was stated she was d/o Miles Washam &
Catherine Triplett & was married to William Washam a cousin. (Her husband was a son
of Miles Washam & Lucy Johnson see 126.96.36.199.2.2.4B.3 William D. S. Worsham page 391.
Mary was a daughter of Hines D. Worsham and was living with her mother, Catherine in the
1870 Pike Co, MO census.
Page 394 (note paragraph number changes)
Christopher Columbus Worsham m Mary E.
Fisher Bk 3 p 11 18 Feb 1892 by J. A. Mumpower filed 18 Feb 1892
at Wm. Fisher’s. (Audrain Co, MO Marriages Vol 3 1891 1896, FHL)
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206A.6. Coleman Younger
Worsham b Aug 1885 MO d 6 Jul 1935, age abt 51 Audrain Co, MO.
(Audrain County, Missouri Obituaries, 1930-1942; Weant, Kenneth, ed.
Audrain County, Missouri, 4176 Deaths Reported in The Mexico
Intelligencer. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999)
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168A.7. Bessie Worsham
B. H. Bickel p 47 Ben H. Bickel of Columbia Boone
MO and Bessie Worsham of Mexico Audrain of 17 years Dick Worsham father of
Said Bessie Worsham personally gives his assent to said marriage 29 Aug 1912
by E. S. Gibbs ordained Minister of the Gospel (FHL Film 974691)
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199B.1. Richard Carson Worsham m Virginia Lee Bise who was b 7 Sep 1899 Audrain
d/o Robert Bise & Rosa d 27 Mar 1924 Mexico, Audrain, MO age 24 years 6 months 20
days of Biolateral lobar pneumonia & bur Beaver Dam, Audrain Co, MO. Informant
Robert Bise, Centralia, MO. Route No. 3. (Missouri State Board of Health Bureau of Vital
Statistics Certificate of Death No. 3714 -could not read maiden name of mother)
M. Worsham "Frank" b abt 1825 Pike Co, MO did not marry Lettie Ann
Harber. Lettie m Francis Marion Worsham b Jan 1849 Union Co, Illinois. This Francis may
be in the 1856 Nevada City, Nevada Co, CA Business and Residential Directory; as
F M Warsham, house, American Hill, miner. Frank Worshan is in the 1860 Bloomfield, Nevada
Co, California, cens, p 512. Frank was age 38 b Missouri, a day laborer.
Worsham b abt 1787 Chesterfield Co, VA. Her name may be Evis Whittey
Worsham. She was named Whittey, in her fathers will dated 24 Jun 1806. She may
have m 1st) Archibald Cashion bef 1805. Apr 1805, Charlotte,
Mecklenburg, NC, Ordered by the court that Evis W. Cashan adm on Estate of
Archibald Cashan, Decd, who appeared in Court and was Qualified and bound with
John Washam, Security, in L100. Ordered also that Charles Harris, Esqr., John
Harris, & Ro. Sloan be and appointed a Jury to lay off to Evis W. Cashan an
allowance for one Years Maintainance agreeable to act of Assembly. (Bk 4, p.
526, Court of Common Pleas & Qtr Sessions) Archibald Cashion is believed to
have m 1st) Evis Whittey Worsham. Evis apparently
Neel Brawley Harris aft 1806. May 1811, Mecklenburg, NC, Archibald Frew
Worsham, Exrs. Ordered that "Scire facias" issue to the Heirs of Jno
Worsham, Decd, to appear at our next Court to Shew cause why the real estate of
the Deceased should not be subject to the payment of the Jugdt. & Costs in
this Suit. Ordered that John Harris be appointed Guardian for William, Branch,
Nanny, James & Dicey Worsham, minor Heirs of John Worsham, Deceased, and
that notice be Served on Dicey Worsham, Widow of Sd. John, Elvis W. Worsham
intermarried with Neel Brawley Harris & Miles Worsham, and on John Harris,
Guardian as aforesaid. (Bk 5, p156, Court of Common Pleas & Qtr Sessions)
Worsham b abt 1790 m Mary Ann Sterns 7 Dec 1824 Mecklenburg Co, NC. He
lived in Rowan Co, NC & McMinn Co, TN. He may have had a son,
John Wesley Washam.
Worsham b 1792 Amelia Co, VA. He probably did not marry 1st) Francis Ann Bailey 24
Aug 1818 Rowan Co, NC. He served in the War of 1812. He m Elizabeth
Irwin 14 Sep 1824 Rowan Co, NC. Descendants lived in Mecklenburg Co, NC; Obion
Co, TN; McNairy Co, TN; Lawrence Co, AR.
(add 2 children for
William Washam & Elizabeth Irwin, renumber
188.8.131.52.2.5.1. Elizabeth Washam b abt 1825 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (25-1850)
(Added child of William & Elizabeth Irwin Worsham) She was born 1825-1830 in the
1840 Mecklenburg Co, NC census in the home of her father William Worsham. Elizabeth
Warsham m Thomas P. Massey in Mecklenburg Co, NC 24 Oct
1843, witness: James Johnston. They are in the 1850 District 3, McNairy, TN
census as Thomas Massey age 27 b NC & Elizabeth age 25 b NC with children: Martha
Massey age 5 b NC & William Massey age 2 b TN.
184.108.40.206.2.5.2. Washam b abt 1827 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. He was born 1825-1830 and
is in the 1840 Mecklenburg Co, NC census.
220.127.116.11.2.5.3. John E. Washam, was paragraph 18.104.22.168.2.5B.1. (21-1850; 30-1860;
41-1870) John m Nancy C. abt 1860.
Martha J. Washam m James McRee
2 Oct 1887 Obion, TN.
Mary Elizabeth Washam b 7 Aug 1863 Obion, TN m 1st)
Ulysses J. G. Warsham 28 Feb 1889 Madison Co, TN. The IGI
record has M. E. Worsham, Sex: F, Spouse: U. J. Worsham, Mrg 28 Feb 1889, Madison, TN,
Batch # M519485. Ulysses (22.214.171.124.2.5B.3.3.) is the son of Thomas J. Washam & Susan T.
Floyd on page 398. Mary m 2nd) Asa A. Hill abt 1897 of
Weakley, TN. Asa b Jul 1869, the son of Rufus C Hill b Sep 1839 TN & Tennessee b Jul 1849
TN. Asa and Mary had no children. Mary Hill, a widow, is living with her daughter in the
1920 Hickman, Fulton, KY census. In 1930 she is Mary Hill age 65 b TN, living in Hickman,
Fulton, KY with her daughter, Nora Cochrun. Mary Elizabeth Hill d 18 Jan 1950
Hickman, Fulton at age of 86. Her father was John Warsham, mother, Nancy Toombs, &
informant was Nora Cochrum. Burial was in City Cem, Hickman, KY.
Virginia A. Washam
Amanda Caroline Washam b 20 Sep 1869 Troy, Obion, TN, d 16
Oct 1953 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN bur 19 Oct 1953 Roselawn Mem, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN
Section I, Lot 136. Amanda m Jasper William Bryson 29 Dec
1892 Obion, TN. (IGI) Jasper b 7 Oct 1855 Cane Cove, Calhoun, AL, d 28 May 1904
Rives, Obion, TN, bur 29 May 1904 Stovall Cemetery, Obion, TN. Children: Mozell Bryson b 5
Sep 1894 Obion, TN, Verna B Bryson b 7 Oct 1899 Obion, TN.
Amanda and children went to Nashville and there the children were raised in a Masonic
home. (Samuel E. Alsup, 2004)
126.96.36.199.2.5.4. William C. Washam "Bill", was paragraph 188.8.131.52.2.5B.2.
(20-1850; 28-1860; 39-1870; 50-1880) John m 2nd) Mary Angeline
Smith b Mar 1850 McNairy, TN & d 16 Jul 1921 McNairy, TN.
Nancy Elizabeth Washam b 7 May 1877 McNairy, TN was paragraph
184.108.40.206.2.5.2B.2. She m Benjamin Franklin Davis b 16
Aug 1858 Madison, TN & d 20 Oct 1933 Nashville, Howard, AR. They are in the
1900 Chester Co, TN census. Nancy d 6 May 1914.
John Baguell Washam m 1st) Daisy
Duke 7 Apr 1904 McNairy, TN. John m 2nd) Essie
Margaret Howell who m 1st) William Otto Sanders 9 Mar 1919. (Terry
Billie Andrew Washam m Ruby Estelle
Cagle 1930 Bemis, Madison, TN. Her obit appeared in the Chester County
Ruby Estelle Cagle Washam Sep 19, 1910 - Apr 11, 2004, Ruby Estelle Cagle Washam,
93, of Memphis died Apr 11, 2004, at Saint Francis Hospital. Funeral services will be Thu,
Apr 15, at Pleasant Springs Methodist Church in Deanburg. Burial will be in Cagle Cemetery
across from the church. Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar is in charge of arrangements. She
was born in the Deanburg community of Chester Co, the daughter of Walter Neverson Cagle
and Vercie Ann Bevel Cagle. She married Billie Andrew Washam in Bemis in 1930, and lived
there for 13 years before moving to Memphis in 1943. She was a homemaker. She is survived
by a daughter, Doris Jernigan (David) of Memphis. She was preceded in death by her husband
of 52 years, Bill Washam, in 1982, and a sister, Bessie Cleo Cagle, in 1984.
Washam b 29 Aug 1880 McNairy Co, TN m Logan A. Sipes
b Aug 1874 McNairy Co, TN who was a brother to Dave Washington Sipes. Maggie & Logan were
in the 1900 McNairy Co, TN census & 1910 Lafayette Co, MS census. Maggie was a wd in the
1930 McNairy Co, TN census. Children: Frank Sipes b Oct 1898; Odie M Sipes b abt 1904;
Wayne Sipes b abt 1915 & Lanern (?) Sipes b abt 1918.
Mae Washam b 10 Apr 1881 McNairy Co, TN m Dave Washington
Sipes. They are in the 1900, 1910 & 1920 McNairy, TN census records. Children:
Wilma Sipes b abt 1901; Arbry L. Sipes b 20 Dec 1904; Birdie Sipes b abt 1907; Charlie
Sipes b 1910; Lessie Sipes b abt 1913; Herman Sipes b abt 1917; Jewel Sipes b abt 1919.
Washam b 22 Aug 1908 McNairy, TN & d 28 Mar 1998 Bethel Springs, McNairy, TN.
She m Ernest Hurst 5 Sep 1926 McNairy, TN.
Ernest b 6 Apr 1901 & d Dec 1968 Bethel Springs, McNairy, TN.
Ulysses J G Warsham m Mary Elizabeth Washam 28 Feb
1889 Madison Co, TN. The IGI record has M E Worsham, Sex: F, Spouse: U J
Worsham, Mrg 28 Feb 1889, Madison, TN, Batch # M519485. Mary (220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.) b
Aug 1863 Obion, TN is the dau of John E & Nancy C Toombs Washam on page 397. Mary
Elizabeth m 2nd) Asa A. Hill abt 1897 of Weakley, TN.
Nora Della Warsham "Dell" b 19 Feb 1890 Selmer, McNairy,
TN. Nora m Toy Otman Cochrum
15 Feb 1908 Fulton,
KY. Toy b 2 Jan 1889 Murray, Calloway Co, KY. Toy was the son of John B
Cochrane "Cochrum" b 5 Mar 1854 Calloway, KY & d 20 Mar 1934 in Fulton, Fulton, KY.
Toy m 2nd)
1922. Toy d Jul 1972 Saint Louis, Missouri. Nora d Aug 1984 of Belleville,
Saint Clair, IL.
Nora & Toy had children b in Fulton Co, KY:
Thelma Cochrum b abt 1910, Lonnie B. Cochrum "Alonzo" b 4 Feb 1912, Claude Cochrum b abt
1915, Christine Cochrum b 31 Oct 1916 & Mary Catharine Cochrum b 12 Nov 1919. Photo of Dell from Robert W Curtis.
Bennet Cowan Washum b abt 1834 in Mecklenburg, NC & d abt 1878 Lawrence, AR.
His m to Lucy A Holder was 17 May 1857 in Spring River,
Bennet Cowan Washum and Lucy A Holder:
22.214.171.124.2.5B.4.1. John S Washum b Mar 1868 Lawrence, AR & d 23 May 1950 Spring River, Lawrence, AR.
He m Susan Elizebeth Preston.
John Bolin Washum b 5 Oct 1889 Imboden, Lawrence, AR & d
10 Oct 1926 Panhandle, Carson, TX. John m Claudia Lynn Edwards
b 17 Jul 1892 Choctaw, Indian Territory & d 7 Jun 1974 Olney, Young, TX.
Paul Bolin Washum b 12 Nov 1911 Walnut Ridge, Lawrence,
AR & d 15 May 1967 Seymour, Baylor, TX. Paul m 1st) Lois
Bernice Sudduth b 22 Nov 1915 in Brinkman, OK & she d May 1992 Lawton, OK. They
had a son, Paul R Washum, b 1 Jul 1939.
Paul Bolin m 2nd) Lorene
Josephine Turner 22 Sep 1942 in Poplar Bluff, Butler, MO.
Charlene Elizabeth Jone, Bardstown, KY,
My aunt is Lorene
Josephine Turner born January 20, 1920 in Pocahontas, AR county of Randolph. She
was married to Paul Bolin Washum in 1942 and I believe they did get married in
Poplur Bluff, MO. I have a copy of the divorce decree somewhere ... I know she was
married to James Ballard in the early 60's. She is 91 years old and is very much
alive. James Ballard is deceased. She then married Bill Hutchinson, then Charles
Lewis Sykes who died April 30, 2011 in Onalaska, TX and Josie is living with me
now. We were talking about how she and Uncle Paul and Jack used to go wildcatting
on the oil rigs in OK ... By the way, Paul and Jack's mother, whom I remember,
remarried and was a Mrs. Rumbaugh.
John Benjamin Washum "Jack" b 27 Nov 1914 Shawnee,
Pottawatomie, OK. Jack m 1st) Irma Ione Wilson 16 Jun
1934 in Ada, Pototoc, OK. Irma b 20 Jun 1915 Lindsay, Garvin, OK & d 28 Feb 2001
Industry, Los Angeles, CA. Children of Jack & Irma: Margaret Washum, Allene
Washam & Maurene Washum.
Jack and Irma divorced and he m 2nd)
Margaret Marks. They had a son, Jack Washum.
Jack m 3rd) Leona Allison.
Leona b 3 Feb 1931 & she d 29 Aug 1993 Bomarton, Baylor, TX. Jack d 2 Feb 1987 Bomarton, Baylor, TX.
Lucy Washum b 29 Apr 1869 Lawrence, AR & d 18 Jun 1961 of
Lawrence, AR. She m James Shelby
Holder 31 Jan 1889 Howell, AR.
They are buried in
Lawrence Memorial Cemetery - Section 12.
Lawrence County History and Information,
"Uncle Thomas Holder lived
on the Creek. I name Jackson, Henry, Bennett, Dutch Billie, Mart, John and Susie. Only
John is yet living. He is at Black Rock. Jackson Holder's first wife was Harriet
Davis, a sister to the mother of W. H. Hales and Safronia Davis Stuart McDaniel
McBride. She was courted by many of the young men and was about to marry Bud Wells,
but later was married to Bud Stuart. My father officiated at the ceremony. Fronia
lived with Uncle Thomas Holder in later life, she was married to McBride. Jackson
Holder's second wife was Mrs. Sarah Gilbert Hoffman. She was the mother of Mrs. W. H.
Hales and the late George Hoffman. Both the Gilberts and Hoffmans were pioneers of the
Smithville territory. Henry Bennett Holder?s wife was the late Aunt Sarah Sharp Holder
Smith, mother of Mrs. Katie Hathcoat, Mrs. Mollie Bottoms, Arson, Albert and Bennett
Holder. There ware all some of my school mates. Dutch Billie Holder married Vianne
Helms. I think there are grandchildren around Black Rock. Mart Holder married Annie
Miller and had a large family. They moved to Oklahoma and had several girls. The late
Waymon Holder was his son. Uncle Bletch Holder also had a large family. They finally
settled west of Opposition. Bill first married Samantha Helms and they had four boys
and a girl. James Holder married Luch Washum. Blech Holder married Edith Bottoms. Jane
married Rich McIntyre. They had a large family. Martha was married to Wm. T. Sharp.
This is also a large family. I?ll mention them later. Mrs. Ben Ragsdale was of the
Holder family. John Pony Holder married Emma McBride. Charlie Holder was married to a
Gilbert. Uncle Josh Holder moved up in Randolph County. I was not acquainted with him.
Aunt Lucy Washum to the older Holders. She was the mother of James H., John and Lucy
Washum. I remember Jim Washum as a clerk for Sam Ball at Opposition and later at
Ravenden. His first wife was the daughter of Uncle Mat Smith and a sister to the late
Jake Smith. Aunt Nancy Halstead was a Holder. James Halstead was father of all the
Halsteads in Lawrence County. In this family I have the names of Blech, Alex, Mark,
Jane, Mrs. Alex Anderson, Whit and Allie. Jane married Pete Stuart the grandfather of
Bates Stuart at Ravenden. I have many memories of the Halsteads. James Halstead was
constable in 1887 in a famous rape case which came before my father. Opposition was
filled with angry men. Halstead, with six or eight men, stood guard about our house
with loaded guns until things quieted down. They left for Powhatan, about midnight,
with the prisoner and made the trip successfully.
R Washam "Rufe." According to McNairy County Tennessee Cemeteries 1824-1984 by A
L Brown, Rufus R Worsham b 26 Jun 1838, d 31 Oct 1913 and is bur in Mt Zion #2 Cemetery.
A review of the 1910 census finds Rufus did not marry a 3rd) time. His wife in 1910
is Ella J Anderson who he m 10 Aug 1879 in McNairy Co, TN.
Edmond H Washum b May 1875 McNairy, TN. He m 1st) Tina
Smith "Tinie" 20 Aug 1898 in McNairy, TN. (Kashlyn Moore
Covington, 2009) On 7 Sep 1902 in McNairy, TN, Edmund m 2nd) Josie Harwell.
(Kashlyn Moore Covington, 2009) She was b 25 Dec
1879 in Milledgeville, Hardin, TN. (SSDI application) Her SSA application gives her
father as William Harwell & mother as Adaline Harwell. Both names states no middle name,
and below Josie's mothers name it states: same before marriage. (SSA
from Kashlyn Moore
Covington, 2009) They are in the 1910 Verona, Lee, MS census, living near his father
(Rufus R Washam "Rufe"), as Edward W. Worsham age 33 b TN, Josie age 25 b TN, Zula age 11
b TN, Ollie age 7 b TN, Otis age 4 b MS & Onis age 2 b TN.
The attached newspaper article discusses Sallie Mae
Shippey, Holland Aiken, James Moore and Josie Washum is from Kashlyn Moore Covington, 2009.
Josie m 2nd)
Joseph Bowman 20 Feb 1925 Canalon, New Madrid, MO & they divorced before 1930. (Kashlyn Moore Covington, 2009)
In 1930 Josie was divorced, working as a laundress with 2 children and living in
Blytheville, Mississippi Co, AR. Josie may have m 3rd) Emel
Marlier 14 Sep 1939 Sebastian, AR.
Josie d 15 May 1972 Warner, Muskogee, OK and
her obit (left) was provided by Kashlyn Moore Covington.
Kashlyn Moore Covington, 2009 wrote:
According to the Funeral home,
Josie died on May 15th. Also at the Muskogee County Genealogical Society's web page,
there index shows that Josie Washum had an obit published on May 20, 1972 on page 2-1. I
know her headstone reads May 27, 1972, and according to the same research service, there
was no obit on the 20th, but on the 27 and 28. Her SSDI shows she died in the 15th, too.
I have no doubt it is the same person, as the Funeral home gave me the names Ollie Jean
Cunningham, and Mrs. C. H. Wright along with Rufus Fay Washum.
Children of Tina:
Elmer J. Washum b Jun 1899 McNairy Co, TN.
Zula Washum b 1900 McNairy, TN. She was not in the Jun 1900
Children of Josie:
Ollie Jean Washum b 11 Jan 1904 TN. She m Mr.
1930. She d 10 May 1980 Warner, Muskogee Co, OK & buried in Warner Memorial Cemetery,
Warner, Muskogee, OK. Ollie's obit is from
Kashlyn Moore Covington, 2009.
William Otis Washum "Bill" b 8 Oct 1905 of Lee,
MS. He d 11 Dec 1982 in Muskogee Co, OK & bur Warner Memorial Cemetery,
Warner, Muskogee, OK. Obit from Kashlyn Moore Covington, 2009
Bub m 1st) Mildred M
Holland b 17 Oct 1910 Smith, Cleveland, AR & d Nov 1994 Fort Smith, Sebastian,
AR. Bill m 2nd) Ellen.
Jean Washum m Mr. Dolan.
Billy Joe Washum "Bill" b 18 Aug 1939 Fort Smith,
Sebastian, AR & d 6 Oct 1999 Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR. Bill m
Sharon Louise Edgin the d/o Watson Rosell Edgin & Velma
In 1996, Bill Washum, lived at 8011 Clover
Dr., Fort Smith, AR & wrote:
My 6th grandfather was
Daniel Grass. He named Spencer Co. after a friend. I am told he founded Rockport,
In 1997, Bill Washum wrote:
Family moved a lot in the
late 1800's and early 1900's. Most made homes in Ark and Ok. My grandfather was
Edmond Washum, married Josie Harvel. His father was Rufus Washum. I know Edmond
moved from Tennessee to Mississippi then to Arkansas.
In 2007, Bill Washum's son, Joe Paul Washum,
My father was Billy Joe
Washum of Fort Smith who married Sharon Louise Edgin of Clarendon, her mother was
Irline Mathis (Edgin / Daugherty). My name is Joe Paul Washum. I found some recent
information my grandmother had written down and it looks like TB's (Thomas Bailey)
father was W. K. Mathis and his mother was Lilly Garrett Mathis but I don't know
Garrett was her maiden name or if she remarried after he died. Most of my father's
family lives in Eastern OK now. I know there are some Washum's in Central Arkansas
other than my family but I'm not sure if those are related or not. On his side dad
traced most of his family back to Groffs and William Duboise but my sister has most of
that information; TB MATHIS and Stella "Barker" MATHIS both of Blackton, not a lot of
information on my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother. Both died in Clarendon in
the 1950s. My grandmother was V. Irline "Daugherty" Mathis.
William Onus Washum "Bub" b 4 Aug 1909 of
Bub m Nellie Irene Harrod 4 Aug 1934 in
Sebastian Co, AR. Nellie b 6 Oct 1912 of
Sebastian, AR, the d/o Vertie Esther Holder & Charles Bruce Harrod. He is bur as "Bub" William
O. Washum in Warner Memorial Cem, Muskogee Co, OK. Nellie d 1 Aug 2001 Warner,
Muskogee, OK and her obituary is attached. (Webbers Falls Historical Society)
The 15 Feb 2001, Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Nellie Irene Aghas,
57, died Mon at home. She was born Aug 3, 1943 OK. A homemaker, she was a 44-year
resident of Las Vegas. She is survived by her mother, Helen Washum; brothers, Fay
Washum Jr., Joseph Washum and William Washum; sisters, Helen Mowery, Katherine Roemer
and Sybil Richardson.
Bub d 11 Mar 1969 Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
Bub's obituary is from Kashlyn Moore Covington, 2009
Lola Washum b 20 Aug 1911 Lee, MS. She married
Alvin Bass 14 Dec 1929 in Kennett Co, MO (License states of
Hornersville, Dunklin Co, MO.) Lola d 8 Jan 1940 and is bur Warner Memorial
Cemetery, Warner, Muskogee Co, OK. (Kashlyn Moore Covington, 2009)
Rufus Fay Washum "Pee Wee" b 26 Dec 1913 Lee, MS & d 11 Apr 1993 Henderson, Clark, NV. Rufus m Helen Louise Beard b 5 Aug
1917 Vicksburg, Warren, MS, the d/o Joseph S Beard b Apr 1880 MS & Nannie Beard b abt
Rufus buried in the Palm Memorial Park Cemetery, Henderson, NV.
Helen d 30 Apr 2001 Henderson, Clark, NV & her obit was published 1 May 2001 Las
Helen Louise Washum, 83,
died Monday at Nathan Adelson Hospice.
She was born Aug. 5, 1917,
in Vicksburg, Miss. A retired grocery clerk, she was a 44-year resident of Las Vegas
and a member of Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by her
daughters, Helen Mowery of Henderson, and Catherine Roemer and Sybil Richardson, both
of Las Vegas; sons, Fay Jr. of Mounds, Okla., Joseph of Plano, Texas, and William of
Warner, Okla.; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and six
Visitation will be from 2 to
7 p.m. Thursday at Palm Mortuary-Henderson, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday.
Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Park-Henderson. The family requests memorial
donations be made to the hospice.
Fay Washum b 26 Jan 1933 Memphis, TN & d 6 Apr 2007
Tulsa, OK. He m Juanita Jones b 31 Jul 1934 & d 21
JUL 2007 Mounds, Creek, OK. Fay's obituary:
Fay Washum, Jr. was born
on January 26, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee to Fay & Helen Louise
(Beard) Washum. He passed from this life on April 6, 2007 in Tulsa,
Oklahoma at the age of 74 years, 2 months & 11 days. Fay had lived in the Liberty
community for close to 30 years. He was proud to have served his country as a member
of the United States Navy during the Korean War. He formerly owned and operated an
auto parts store for several years and also worked for Bumper to Bumper auto parts.
When he was not working, he loved driving dune buggies, watching Nascar races and
working on cars. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Juanita (Jones)
Washum whom he married on June 9, 1952 in Van Buren, Arkansas. Other survivors
include 1 son; Craig Washum of Liberty Mounds, 3 sisters; Helen Mowery of Okay, OK,
Catherine Romer and Sybil Richardsen, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, 2 brothers; Joseph
E. Washum of Harrah, OK & William L. Washum of Warner, OK and several nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter; Pamela
Jean Washum and a grandson; Brian Washum. Casket bearers were Mike Roberts, Joseph
Mowery, James Michael Mowery & Allen Roberts.
Joseph Edwin Washum b 14 Sep 1934 of Warner,
Muskogee, OK & m Della Fay Weiher b 16 Sep 1934.
Helen Ann Washum Bb abt 1936 of Warner, Muskogee, OK &
lived in Okay, OK. She m 1st) Edward E Mowery of
Henderson, Clark, NV & m 2nd) 9 Mar 1970 to Azor P Angulo
in San Diego, CA.
William Louis "Bill" Washum b 15 Feb 1941 of Warner,
Muskogee, OK & m Joy Christine b 23 Nov 1941 of Warner,
Nellie Irene Washum b 3 Aug 1943 Warner, Muskogee,
OK & d 12 Feb 2001 Las Vegas, NV. Nellie m 1st) Mr. Smith
and m 2nd) George Peter Aghas 22 Nov 1978 Las Vegas, Clark,
NV. Nellie's obit was published 15 Feb 2001 Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Nellie Irene Aghas, 57,
died Mon at home. She was born Aug 3, 1943 OK. A homemaker, she was a 44-year
resident of Las Vegas. She is survived by her sons, Jimmie, Earnest Smith, David
Smith and Jimmey Joe; daughters, Jamie, Diana and Janet; mother, Helen Washum;
brothers, Fay Washum Jr., Joseph Washum and William Washum; sisters, Helen Mowery,
Katherine Roemer and Sybil Richardson. Services will be Friday at the Sierra Sunrise
Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sybil Yvonne Washum b Oct 1952 of Warner, Muskogee, OK &
lived in Las Vegas, Clark, NV. She m 1st) Danny T Smith
1 May 1971 Las Vegas, Clark, NV; m 2nd) Kenneth Dee Everett
27 Apr 1973 Las Vegas, Clark, NV; and m 3rd) Robert L Richardson.
Catherine Washum "Katherine" of Warner,
Muskogee, OK & lived in Las Vegas, Clark, NV. She m Mr Roemer or
Lillie Washum "Lilly" b 14 Jul 1916 Lee, MS. She married
Mr. McKaughan. She d 2 Mar 1942 & bur in
Warner Memorial Cemetery, Warner, Muskogee Co, OK.
Eddie Lee Washum b
13 Sep 1921 Rosie, Independence, AR & she d 28 Jan 2009 in Muskogee, Muskogee Co, OK.
She m Chanold Houston “Chuck” Wright.
Published 31 Jan 2009
in the Muskogee Phoenix newspaper:
Eddie Lee Wright 1921 - 2009
Funeral services for Eddie Lee Wright, 87, of Warner, will be held
at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2009 at First Assembly of God
Church in Gore
with Reverend Clarence Guthrie and Reverend Floyd Collins officiating. Pallbearers are
Travis Reece, Tobey Hadley Jr., Curtis Tyner, Joe Washum, Steve Puckett and David
Martin. Burial will be in Warner Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Lescher-Millsap
Eddie Lee Wright was born September 13, 1921 in Rosie, AR, the
daughter of Edward and Josie Washum and died January 28, 2009 in Muskogee. She
attended schools in Memphis, TN and Darby Jr. High in Ft. Smith, AR. On April 8, 1950
she married “Chuck” Chanold Houston Wright in Warner. She lived all her married life
in Warner and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in
Gore. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Josie Washum; brothers and
sisters, W. O. “Bub” Washum, Rufus “Pee Wee” Washum, Bill Washum, Lola Washum, Lily
Washum and Ollie Cunningham.
Survivors include her husband, Charnold Houston “Chuck” Wright of
the home; one son, Gary and wife, Carol Wright of Porter, OK; two daughters, Shirley
and husband David Martin of Fort Gibson, OK, Donna Mathews of Warner, OK; seven
grandchildren, Curtis Tyner, Christina Crowder, Michelle Wright, Tracy Reece, Travis
Reece, Tobey Hadley, Jr., Kaylee Mathews; one great-grandson, Chase David Crowder;
numerous nieces and nephews.
She will be remembered by her family and friends as one very classy
She will also be missed by her cherished pets, two dogs, Molly, Lucy
and cat Blackie.
Worsham b abt 1802, change paragraph to 126.96.36.199.2.8. The May 1811, Mecklenburg, NC
Court of Common Pleas ordered that John Harris be appointed Guardian for William, Branch,
Nanny, James & Dicey Worsham. James was probably born between Nancy and Dicey. He may be
the James E. Warsham who m Susannah
C Bassinger, 29 Nov 1844 Cabarrus, NC, bondsman Samuel J. Alexan
(Alexander?) & witness Kiah P. Harris.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206B.5. Luther D Worsham
M Holder and had two children, Earl Worsham & Letha Worsham who m
James Vester McLeod. (William G. Latham Jr., 2002)
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168B.8. Ora Ann Worsham
b 4 Jul 1894 and she m Mac Dillon. (Jill Beeler, 2000)
Ora d Sep 1974. (SSDI)
Worsham b abt 1795.
22.214.171.124.2.7. Branch Worsham b abt 1797 is probably John Branch Worsham.
He m Frances Sloan 7 Sep 1815 Mecklenburg Co, NC.
In the 1798-1815 records of men enlisted in the US Army
#0350318 & 19: #3670, is John Worsham private 10 US Inf, 5'6" blue eyes,
light hair, fair complexion, age 20 yrs, farmer, b Chesterfield Co, VA, enl 29 May
1813 in Salisbury, Rowan Co, NC for 5 yrs, Fort Crawford discharged from Army 29
May 1818. John Washam served as a private under Captain David Riddle of the 8th
Regiment & Infantry and received a bounty land warrant 6 Oct 1818. His
brothers, Heines D. Worsham & William Worsham, also served under Capt David
Riddle and received a land warrant 22 Jan 1820. John Worsham, Hines &
William Worsham all entered service in Salisbury, Rowan Co, NC during May 1813.
In the 1820 Mecklenburg Co, NC census, Branch Washam b 1794-1804 & wife
Frances Sloan b 1794-1804 with children: 1m 1810-1820 (John Washam) & 1 f
1810-1820 (unknown). Neighbors were Stephen Archer, Martha Alexander, Miley
Williamson?, James Sloan?, Matthew Whitlow, Burrell Cashion & Robert Morrow.
In the 1830 Mecklenburg Co, NC census is Branch Washam b 1790-1800, wife
Frances Sloan b 1790-1800 & children: 2 m 1825-1830 (Henry Jackson Washam
& unknown), 1m 1820-25 (unknown); 1 f 1825-1830 (unknown), 1 f 1815-1820
(unknown). Neighbors were James Robison, Sarah Gray, Gabral Roddin, Abraham
Hucks & Ezekiel Clark.
On 11 Jan 1839 in Cabarrus Co, NC John Warsham served as bondsman for the mrg
of Francis Archer & Mary H. Segress. Franklin Archer
"Francis" is brother of Rebecca
Archer. Interestingly, Francis Archer has been found in the 1860 Monroe, Lincoln
Co, MO census as Francis Archer age 43 b NC with his wife Mary H age 40 b NC.
Living with them and their children is James M. Segrass age 26 b NC. They are
also in the 1870 Monroe, Lincoln Co, MO census. This is the same area of
Missouri where John's brother, Hines D. Worsham, settled after he left Fort
Crawford, indicating that Francis Archer may also have served in the Army from
Stephen Archer's Mecklenburg Co, NC will was dated 2 Sep 1838, probated in
Apr 1842: (Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina
Will Abstracts by Herman W. Ferguson, 1993, Mecklenburg Co, NC will bk H, p89, abstract)
"I give my to my wife Fanny the use of my land on which she now
lives, during her lifetime, also the negroes Burnett, Arty, Jim, Isom, Pitt,
Nancy, and Shadrack, three horses, 10 head of cattle, three beds and furniture,
the cupboard, and all the kitchen and cupboard furniture. I will to my dau
Elizabeth Hart and to the heirs of my dau Mary Gibs $1 each; to my son Edward
Archer if he is alive, or to his heirs, the negro Harriett; to my son Fielding
Archer the negro Lidia; to the children of my son William Archer and, to the
children of my dau Patsy (husband's name omitted), $1 to be divided among group;
to my son John Archer the negro Mariah; to my son Page Archer the negro Amy; to
my son Jesse Archer the negro Joe; to my son Franklin Archer the negro Katy; to
the children of my dau Rebecca Trout, free from any sale or seizure of her
husband James Trout or his creditors, the negro Lucy, two head of cattle, a bed
and furniture, a stand of drawers, and a mare; and to my son Wilson Archer the
negro Nancy. The remainder of my cattle, hogs, and sheep are to remain in the
possession of my wf for her support during her lifetime, and at her demise all
of my property, including the negroes Burnett, Arty, Jim, Ison, Pitt, and
Shadrack are to be sold, and the proceeds divided equally among my children
alive at that time. I will to my son Wilson Archer, at the death of my wf, the
plantation on which I live and a mare. I also will to my son Franklin a mare,
and to my son Page a colt. Sole exr: Friend James Dougherty. Wit: James
Henderson, Jurat, and Robert Henderson."
In the 1845 Mecklenburg Co, NC estate of Stephen Archer are mentioned Branch
Washam and Jas M Trout. Stephen Archer is the father of Rebecca Archer b abt 1813 who m
John Branch Worsham, Francis Archer b abt 1817 & m Mary H Segress, Wilson Archer b abt 1818
& m Violet Irene Washam (d/o John
Branch Washam & 1st wife Frances Sloan) & John Archer who m Susan
Washam (d/o Bennet Washam & Nancy B. Washam).
In the 1850 DeKalb Co, AL census is John B Washam age 54 b VA & in the
1860 Broom Town Valley, Chattooga Co, GA census is John B. Worsham age 65 b VA.
Interestingly, in the 1850 census his children were named Washam and in 1860
their last name was Trout. Claude Crain, 2003, found the marriage in Mecklenburg
Co, NC, between Rebecca Archer and James M. Trout, 3 Aug 1836, bondsman Francis
Archer, witness B. Oates. He also found James M Trout on page 336 of the
Mecklenburg 1840 cens (20101-0001), and a John Worsham is on p 343
(00000001-000001001). There is a relationship between Rebecca Archer and John B
Washam. John's daughter, Violet Irene Washam, m William Wilson Archer, Rebecca'
Rebecca Archer's children from
her m to James M. Trout were: Stephen Trout b abt 1838 NC (12-1850;
22-1860), Edward P. Trout b abt 1840 NC (10-1850; 20-1860), Sarah Trout b abt
1842 NC (8-1850; 17-1860; 27-1870), James A or Jane J Trout (6-1850; 14-1860). The names
James vs. Jane are inconsistent between the two census records, however, James
doesn't seem to be anywhere in 1860 or Jane in 1850. We assume they are the same
Claude Crain, 2003, has a Jane Irene Trout from Rome, GA; born in NC, and
she's probably the Jane J. in the 1860 Census. Claude writes: Rebecca's
children, "found online Civil War records that showed Edward P. Trout and
Stephen A Trout enlisting the same day, 14 Aug 1861, in Cedar Bluff, AL. They
went into Company G, 19th AL Infantry Unit, as Privates. Also, in Gadsden, AL,
13 Aug 1861, P.G. Trout and Benjamin Archer enlisted in Co. D. Ancestry.com has
a record of a land purchase by John B. Worsham: Land; Office: Lebanon, AL; Doc.
No.: 12677; Total Acres: 39.94; Issue Date: Dec 1, 1851; Act or Treaty: Apr 24,
1820; Legal Land Description: #1, Aliquot Parts SENW, Base Line
Huntsville, Fractional Section Yess, Twp. 11S, Range 5E, Section # 22."
Joseph W Worsham is Joseph Alexander Washam. Joseph is the son of Thomas
Washam and Sarah C Rogers on page 765. Remove him and renumber paragraphs.
Footnote 194 on this page should read Marsha Washam Correll instead of
Marshal Washam Correll.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Thomas Lawson Washam is the son of Thomas
Washam and Sarah C. Rogers on page 765. Remove him and renumber
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. John Washam is the son of Thomas
Washam and Sarah C. Rogers on page 765. Remove him and renumber
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. James Washam is the son of Thomas
Washam and Sarah C. Rogers on page 765. Remove him and renumber
Lovey Washam is the dau of Thomas
Washam and Sarah C. Rogers on page 765. Remove her and renumber
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Rufus Washam is the son of Thomas
Washam and Sarah C. Rogers on page 765. Remove him and renumber
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Mary Washam is the
dau of Thomas
Washam and Sarah C. Rogers on page 765. Remove her and renumber
Jackson Washam d 9 May 1901 Mecklenburg Co, NC. In Mecklenburg Co, NC
OB 9, p120 dtd 16 Nov 1901:
Julia & Wm. S Warsham vs. Smiley, Mollie, Mack, Addie
& Jessie Warsham, Julia Warsham widow of Henry J. Warsham died 9 May 1901; first wife
Mary Sheilds had 2 children now living (W. S. Warsham, Smiley Warsham), the others died
without heirs, 3 acres owned by: 1/3 A. C. Sheilds sold to H. J. Warsham 1/23/1860, 1/3 Mary
Sheilds m H. J. Warsham, 1/3 Lawson Sheilds, died divided to A.C. & Mary Sheilds
& A. C. sold to H. J. Warsham; land bought from William D. Barnhardt 7/28/1880 Bk 24,
p456; Wm. Caldwell 11/11/1876 Bk 17, p440; Samuel Jamison tract or Wm. Sheilds lands, 105
acres, banks of Rocky River.
Footnote 201 on this page should read Marsha Washam
18.104.22.168.2.7.2A.1. Catherine Washam m William
D Barnhardt 6 Mar 1873 Cabarrus, NC.
22.214.171.124.2.7.2A.2. William Shields Washam
b abt Jul 1858 s/o Henry J. Worsham & Mary E. Shields m Mary
Melvina Johnston. They are in the 1880 Dewese, Cabarrus, NC Census. He is
age 21 & Mary is age 18. William d in 1917 Cabarrus Co, NC & Mary d
1927 Cabarrus Co, NC. (Daniel Grose, 1999) He is on the 1900 Davidson
College, Mecklenburg Co, NC Census, b Jul 1858 & the 1910 Davidson,
Mecklenburg Co, NC Census.
126.96.36.199.2.7.2A.2.1. John Washam
b 1879 Cabarrus Co, NC.
William Washam "Tom" b 15 Oct 1883 Cabarrus Co, NC & abt 1906 he m
Katherine W Whitlow "Katie" "Catherine."
Katie was b 16
May 1887 Mecklenburg, NC was the daughter of Mathew C Whitlow & Julina Nettie Carter.
Thomas d 22 Oct 1943
Iredell, NC & bur Mt Zion Church, Mecklenburg, NC.
Katherine d 12 Apr 1967 Florence, SC. Both bur Mt Zion Methodist Church,
Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC.
Evelyn Washam "Elva" "Elvie" b abt 1907 of Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC
& m Frank Wilson Bennett.
Washam b 9 Aug 1909 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC. He was in WW II as
a Sgt HQ Co 172 Engineering BN. He d 18 Mar 1968 at home. He m
Ethel Beatty b 23 Oct 1910 & d 13 May 1986.
Helen Lucille Washam b 4 Nov 1911 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC, m Scott
Avis Cheuvront b 9 Jun 1910, d 4 Nov 1992 of Leavittsburg,
Trumbull, OH. Helen d 24 Dec 2000 of Deltona, Volusia, Florida.
188.8.131.52.2.7.2A.2.2.4. James C.
Washam b 14 Jul 1914 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC & d 10 Aug 1948 Mecklenburg
Co, NC. He m Quay Robinson
b 8 Feb 1913 & d 21 Dec 1950.
Eugene Washam b 22 Mar 1917 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC & d 17
Jun 1978 Haywood Co, NC. He had lived in Beaufort Co, SC. According to his
North Carolina death certificate he d 17 Jun 1978 in Beaufort Co, NC with burial out
of state (probably in Florence, SC).
M. Washam b 1920 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC. She m 1st)
Murray Lee Brady b 24 Nov 1917 Iredell, NC & d 19 Jul
1994 Norton, Bristol, MA. Katherine m 2nd) Leon Gibson.
Charles Eugene Brady b 16 Nov 1937 Mecklenburg, NC &
d 22 Apr 2001 in Florence, Florence, SC. He was adopted and took the Gibson
Larry Wayne Brady b 11 May 1939 Coddle Creek,
Iredell, NC. He was adopted and took the Gibson name.
184.108.40.206.2.7.2A.2.2.7. Murray Shields Washam b
16 Nov 1922 & d 8 Dec 1992 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC.
220.127.116.11.2.7.2A.2.2.8. Margaret Allen Washam b
29 Aug 1924 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC & d 25 Oct 1992 in Florence, SC. She m
Mendel Lewis Smith b 15 Nov 1922 Timmonsville, SC & he d 18 Feb 1982 Florence, SC.
18.104.22.168.2.7.2A.2.2.9. Winnifred Washam b 1926,
d 1927 & bur Mt Zion Methodist Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC.
22.214.171.124.2.7.2A.2.3. Margaret Washam
b Feb 1884 of Cabarrus Co, NC m Mr Henderson. (Dianne Morelli,
Loline Washam b 27 Jul 1886 Cabarrus Co, NC, d 17 Dec 1969, m Moses Clark Reid b
27 Aug 1882, d 21 Jun 1942. Children: Rufus Eugene Reid b 19 May 1905, James
Monroe Reid b 19 Mar 1910, d 24 Mar 1960; Willis Henry Reid b 26 Nov 1913,
and an infant daughter 1 Feb 1908, d 3 Feb 1908. (Family Bible of Dianne
Leroy Washam "Lee" (Dianne Morelli, 2003) b 15 Feb 1888 of
Mecklenburg Co, NC m
Margaret Gre White "Maggie" b 16 Oct 1891. He d Nov 1963 & she d 14 Jul 1979 Davidson, NC.
Louise Washam b 16 Apr 1914 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC & d 29 Jun
1990 Mecklenburg, NC. She m Mr Hunter.
Lee Washam b 6 Sep 1916 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC & d 24 May
1971. He was m and lived in Iredell Co, NC.
Doris Eugene Washam b 14 Feb 1921 Davidson,
Mecklenburg, NC, d 24 Nov 2001 at Mercy South of Pineville, NC, m Carl
Wesley Goodrum Sr. Carl was b 27 Aug 1914 & d 8 Jun 1991
Mecklenburg Co, NC. She was bur at Mount Zion United Methodist
Craig Davis Washam b 23 May 1923 Mecklenburg,
NC d 3 Jun 1986 Bayshore Hospital, Pasadena, TX, m Lula
Elizabeth Haynes b 28 May 1917 Stanley Co, NC d 3 Jun 2002 Pasadena
TX (d/o Paul Rictor Haynes b 1 Sep 1889 & Ada Iasbell Hatley b 28 Jun
1881) m 11 Dec 1946 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Children: Craig Davis
Washam Jr., Dona Kay Washam, Rebecca Lynn Washam. (Dave Washam, 2002)
126.96.36.199.2.7.2A.2.5.5. Mary N Washam b 1925
Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC
188.8.131.52.2.7.2A.2.5.6. Merle Maxine Washam b
14 Feb 1927 Mecklenburg Co, NC, m Mr Clark and lived in Kennesaw, GA.
184.108.40.206.2.7.2A.2.5.7. Pearl Levine Washam b
1927 Mecklenburg Co, NC. She m Leo Page Grose
b 28 Feb 1928 NC & d 7 Nov 1974 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
Observer, The (NC) - 4 Jul 1997:
Mrs. Pearl Washam Grose 69, of 21310
Pecan Street, Apt. B, Cornelius, NC, died July 2, 1997, at her
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday,
July 5, 1997, at Almond, Raymond & McConnell Funeral Home,
Huntersville, NC, with the Rev. David Holloway officiating. Interment
will follow in Mimosa Cemetery, Davidson. The family will receive
friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 4, 1997, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Grose, a secretary, was born in
Mecklenburg County and was a graduate of Davidson High School Class of
Survivors include sons, Danny Grose
and Mike Grose, both of Cornelius; daughter, Mrs. Lisa G. Hope and
husband, Chris, of Mooresville, NC; sisters, Mrs. Doris W. Goodrum of
Cornelius and Mrs. Merle W. Clark of Atlanta, GA; and granddaughters,
Meredith and Madison Hope, both of Mooresville.
220.127.116.11.2.7.2A.2.6. Rose Washam
b Aug 1889 of Mecklenburg Co, NC.
18.104.22.168.2.7.2A.2.7. Lucy Washam
b Sep 1892 of Mecklenburg Co, NC.
William Washam b Jul 1894 of Mecklenburg Co, NC m Sarah Elizabeth Whitlow
b 5 Jul 1896. She d 6 Feb 1995 Davidson, NC. Children:
Frances Shields Washam b 26 Sep 1918 Mecklenburg, NC m Harold Monteith Holbrook 28
Jan 1939 Rowan Co, NC.
22.214.171.124.2.7.2A.2.8.2 Harold Conrad Washam b 22
Mar 1920 & d 23 Oct 1922 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (C D Washam Jr, 2002)
126.96.36.199.2.7.2A.2.8.3 William Parks Washam b 15
Feb 1922 & d 13 Mar 1989 Salisbury, Rowan, NC.
188.8.131.52.2.7.2A.2.8.4. Sarah Elizabeth Washam
b 2 Nov 1924 m
Jerry Wiehelm Dove.
184.108.40.206.2.7.2A.2.8.5. Merrit Franklin Washam
b 9 Dec 1927 m
220.127.116.11.2.7.2A.2.8.6. Emily Rachel Washam b 13
Aug 1930 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC.
18.104.22.168.2.7.2A.2.8.7. James Raymond Washam b 13
Aug 1930 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC & m Janie M.
Harvey Washam b abt 1903
Mecklenburg Co, NC.
22.214.171.124.2.7.2A.3. Smiley Henry Washam
Dec 1869, d 1937 & bur Mt Zion Methodist Church, Mecklenburg Co, NC.
His wife, Cora White b 1884
& d 1963 and his daughter, Eva K. Washam are bur near him. (Marsha H Washam,
1999) Mrs Cora White Washam deceased, Mrs. Eva Washam Walker 21 Feb 1964, will found in tin box in
closet of living room of Mrs. Cora White, 21 Feb 1964 deposition Mrs. Eva
Walker, Perrye B Goodrum, Lois B. Caldwell swore handwriting is Cora White's,
will 22 Nov 1956 all to daughter Mrs Eva Washam Walker. (Mecklenburg Co, NC
Will Bk 26, p213)
126.96.36.199.2.7.2A.3.1. Eva Kathleen Washam b 30 Sep 1909, d 9 Aug
1990 Salisbury, Rowan, NC, m Mr. Walker. They
divorced, and she is listed in NC deaths as born in DE. She is bur Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Mecklenburg, NC.
Wilson Washam m Mary Elizabeth Knox d/o William Andrew
Knox & Frances Catharine Thomasson. They are
1930 Huntersville Twp., Mecklenburg Co, NC census. Jessie is age 44 m age 24
& Mary is age 42 m age 22 with children: Fannie B. age 19, Jack age 18,
Mary age 16, Fred age 14, Joe age 12, Margaret age 9, Bobbie age 8, Nell age 6,
Nancy age 4, & Emlie age 2. Upper left photo labeled
"Jesse Wilson Washam abt 1900, son of Henry Jackson Washam and Belzora Jane Barnhardt;
b 30 Aug 1885 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; d 24 Jan 1939 in Mecklenburg Co." Upper right photo
titled" Mary Elizabeth Knox Washam abt 1905, daughter of William Andrew Knox and Frances
Catharine Thomasson; b 7 Jul 1887 in Mecklenburg Co, NC; d 31 Dec 1963 in Mecklenburg
Co. Mary served as the organist at Bethel before her marriage to Jesse."
Lower left photo of
"Jesse Washam kids abt 1918. These are the five oldest of the twelve children of
Jesse and Mary: Front row is Fred
Wilson Washam, Joe Knox Washam, and Mary Alice Washam. Back row is
William Jackson Washam (aka Jack and WJ) and Fannie Bell Washam." Lower left photo
of "Jesse and Mary Knox Washam Family abt 1918, From left, Mary holding Joe's hand, Jack
in the back, Mary Alice in the hat, Fannie Bell, Louise Puckett (we think) with the doll,
Fred, and Jesse.
All four photos were
provided by Steve Washam on the Rootsweb website, 2008.
In 2002, a Survey and Research Report on the
Jesse and Mary K. Washam Farm was completed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic
Landmarks Commission. (http://www.cmhpf.org/hlc/s&rwashamfarm.htm)
Photos are of the front of Jessie Washam's house & the barn.\
known as the Jesse and Mary K. Washam Farm is located at 15715 Davidson-Concord
Road in Davidson, NC, The current owners of the property are: Joe K. Washam 15715
Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson, NC 28036, (704) 892-1715. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Historic Landmarks Commission judges that the Washam Farm possesses special significance
in terms of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The Commission bases its judgment on the following
considerations: 1) The Washam Farm is a tangible reminder of the last prosperous decades
of Mecklenburg County’s agrarian economy, before regional and nation-wide depressions
effectively ended the reign of King Cotton and the small farmer in the South. 2) The
Washam Farm is an integral part of the Ramah Community in northeast Mecklenburg County
and an important part of the rural corridor that runs along Davidson-Concord Road. 3)
The Washam Farm is an excellently preserved example of a twentieth-century farmstead –
the house and eclectic collection of early-twentieth century outbuildings form a
comprehensive complex that retains its original pastoral setting despite nearby
residential and commercial development. 4) The Washam Farmhouse, originally a three-room
tenant house, is indicative of Mecklenburg County’s small farmsteads, which expanded and
evolved to fit the needs of growing families and changing farming operations. 5) The
Washam farmhouse is a rare surviving example of a bungalow farmhouse in Mecklenburg
County, reflecting the influence of current architectural trends and the intimate
connection between the area’s small towns and the surrounding countryside
The Jesse and Mary K. Washam Farm is a property that possesses local historic
significance as a tangible reminder of the last prosperous years of Mecklenburg County’s
once thriving agrarian economy, before regional and nation-wide economic depressions
ended the era of southern dominance over cotton production and the autonomy of small,
independent cotton farmers, and as an integral part of the closely-knit farming
community centered around Ramah Presbyterian Church. When Jesse Washam began farming
operations in the early 1900s on the modest parcel of land left to him after his father
death, Mecklenburg County farmers were in the last years of a prolonged economic boom
that had begun in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Charlotte, with its four
converging rail lines, had become a thriving cotton trading center in the postbellum
period and served as the heart of a profitable cotton textile region that covered North
and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.
Small farmers across the county took advantage of high cotton prices and close proximity
to Charlotte by planting cotton as their major cash crop, and many prospered during the
late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although Mecklenburg County would remain
largely agrarian until after World War II, the good times for small farmers came to an
abrupt halt by the late 1920s and early 1930s. Henry Washam, Jesse’s father, had taken
advantage of this earlier prosperity by buying a large parcel of land in the Ramah
Community between Davidson and Huntersville, where he planted and raised cotton with the
help of several tenant farmers. The Washams took their place as part of the Ramah
community, a small and closely-knit group of Scots-Irish farming families. Henry made a
good living from his sizeable farming operation; by the early 1910s, when Jesse moved
into one of his father’s former tenant houses and began growing cotton, the cotton boom
in Mecklenburg County was beginning to fade. Jesse Washam’s renovation and major
expansion of the three-room house in the early 1920s was a product of the last
prosperous years for the area’s small-scale cotton farmers.
The Washam Farm is also significant as an excellently preserved example of a
twentieth-century farmstead. The house and collection of early-twentieth century
outbuildings, which includes a large barn, tool shed, corn crib, chicken and brooders
houses, a cotton shed, a tenant house, and a concrete-block well house (an early and
unusual example of hand-formed concrete block construction echoed in the nearby Bradford
store), form a comprehensive complex that retains its original pastoral setting despite
nearby residential and commercial development. Originally a three-room tenant house, the
Washam Farm is also significant as a representative example of the evolution of farm
complexes. The numerous changes and additions to the house and the outbuildings, most
completed in the early twentieth century, are indicative of Mecklenburg County’s small
farmsteads, which expanded and evolved to fit the needs of growing families and changing
farming operations. In addition, the house itself is a rare surviving example of a
bungalow farmhouse in Mecklenburg County; although bungalows were popular throughout the
county’s numerous small towns and in Charlotte, the Washam House represents a break from
the area’s typical farmhouse, most of which were simple frame I-houses.
When the Washam family first settled in the Ramah community in northern Mecklenburg
County, between Davidson and Huntersville, King Cotton was far from its eventual demise
–farmers were planting and harvesting cotton at an unprecedented rate with the help of
tenant farmers, and Henry Jackson Washam was eager to profit from the economic boom.
Henry Washam began farming a thirty-acre plot of land along the Davidson-Concord Road,
which he most likely acquired through his marriage to his first wife, a Shields, in the
mid-nineteenth century. He and his family lived in a simple, frame I-house (no longer
extant), raising cotton and corn as primary cash crops. As Henry’s farming operations
proved successful in the midst of the post-Reconstruction cotton boom, he began
acquiring additional plots of land; by the time of his death around 1901, his farm
totaled almost 200 acres on the north and south sides of Davidson-Concord Road and
included the main house along with numerous scattered outbuildings. Henry Washam’s third
wife, Julia Washam, procured, after filing suit against her stepchildren, one-third of
her husband’s farmland, in addition to the farmhouse that had served as the seat of the
Washam’s farming operations.5 Jesse Washam, who had left the family home in Ramah and
moved to Cornelius to live with his uncle, Mack Washam, around the time of his father’s
death, inherited just under 32 acres and one of the farm’s three tenant houses. Jesse
did little with the inheritance initially; however, after his marriage to Mary K. Knox
(a native of nearby Caldwell Station and member of Bethel Presbyterian Church) in 1909,
Jesse Washam returned to the Ramah Community, moved into the modest three-room house on
his property, and began farming. Within a few years, he had earned enough through cotton
to buy three adjoining plots of land; by 1913, Washam had acquired approximately 110
acres of his father’s original farmstead.6 The family grew corn and grain in addition to
cotton as major cash crops; Jesse took his cotton to be ginned just down the road, at
Hurd Bradford’s store, and sold the ginned cotton to local mills in nearby Huntersville
Throughout the 1910s and 1920s, Jesse Washam made several changes and additions to his
farmstead, including a side addition to the already existing barn, a new chicken coop,
tool shed and a cotton shed. With the help of his teenage sons, Washam dug a basement
and constructed a solid brick foundation beneath the house; the family used the cool
space to store canned fruits and vegetables.8 By 1922, Washam was successful enough to
undertake a major renovation on the house itself, one which he doubtless hoped would
transform the former tenant house into a more fitting centerpiece for his prosperous
farmstead, in addition to providing much needed room for his growing family.9 The
addition roughly tripled the size of the house and completely changed its appearance. By
the mid-1920s, the original three-room house was completely obscured behind a new,
stylish front – passerby on the Davidson-Concord Road saw not a modest hall-and-parlor
farmhouse, but a spacious, one-and-a-half story bungalow cottage.
This expansion was the product of Jesse Washam’s last prosperous years as a cotton
farmer. By the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929, cotton prices had already
slipped considerably, and farmers throughout Mecklenburg County were forced to reduce
their crop and livestock production or sell their farms. Although Jesse Washam managed
to weather the hard times and keep his farmstead, his farming operations were never as
profitable as they had been in the first decades of the twentieth century. In 1939,
Jesse Washam died at the age of 59. Fred Washam took over farming operations, and Mary
K. and several of the children stayed in the house until the 1960s. Mary K. Washam died
in 1963, and the Washams planted their last cotton crop in 1965; as Joe Washam recalled,
“There was the boll weevil, and that made everything hard, and that year there was a
killing frost, and most people around here just didn’t plant cotton the next year. You
couldn’t make money off it unless you had a cotton picker and at least couple of hundred
acres.”10 Eventually, only Joe Washam remained in the house, and in the 1990s, the
family sold all but 1.47 acres (on which the house and most of the outbuildings stand)
of the remaining land. Joe Washam owns the family home and 1.47 acres, and currently
lives in the house. Jagco Associates currently owns the 84-acre parcel behind the house,
including the farm’s barn, chicken house and cotton shed – a portion of this parcel
should be included as part of the local landmark designation, as it contains not only
several significant outbuildings, but also the open fields and pastoral vistas that
anchor and provide a visual context for the buildings.
Architecturally, the Washam House is significant as a rare surviving example of a
bungalow farmhouse in Mecklenburg County. The vast majority of farmhouses within the
county were constructed during the earlier years of the post-war cotton boom, roughly
between 1860 and 1900, and the continued popularity of the traditional I-house form (a
one-or-two-pile, two-story, side-gable structure) reflected the conservative nature of
the county’s typical rural homebuilder. By the 1910s and 1920s, when the Craftsman
bungalow reached its peak as “the most popular and fashionable smaller house in the
country,” this rural building boom had ended, and most of the modest and affordable
bungalows built in Mecklenburg County were constructed within Charlotte and in the
area’s surrounding small towns.11 Those farmhouses that were built in the early
twentieth century reflected a continued “kinship” between Mecklenburg’s small towns and
the surrounding countryside. Traditional rural designs had characterized the early
buildings of such small towns as Huntersville and Davidson; by the 1920s, popular urban
styles – primarily Craftsman bungalows and Colonial Revival forms – were finding their
way onto the farm.12 The Washam farmhouse, after its renovation and expansion in 1922,
exhibited all of the traits of a typical Craftsman bungalow, including low, overhanging
eaves with exposed rafter tails, large gabled dormer, and a porch with tapered columns
set on low brick piers. This house, transformed from a plain, utilitarian tenant house
into a stylish and spacious bungalow, was a fitting reflection of modest but prosperous
farming operation that Jesse Washam had made during the first decades of the twentieth
The Washam Farm is also significant as an excellently preserved example of a
twentieth-century farmstead in Mecklenburg County and as a representative example of the
area’s constantly evolving farm complexes. The typical farm in late nineteenth and early
twentieth century Mecklenburg County was a self-sufficient complex, supporting not only
cash crops like corn, cotton and grain, but also a variety of livestock (mainly hogs,
cows and chickens) and kitchen gardens for family consumption. The daily operation of an
early twentieth century farm required an array of barns, storage sheds, and other
outbuildings in addition to the farmhouse itself. At a time when many of Mecklenburg
County farmers were paring down their operations or taking jobs in nearby towns, Jesse
Washam remained largely self-sufficient – as late as 1935, he was adding to his
farmstead. The large number of remaining outbuildings at the Washam farmstead are as
significant a part of the farm as the house itself, because, as historians Richard
Mattson and William Huffman explain, “the more historically complete and intact the
farmyard, the more it reveals about the operations of the farm” and the diverse
activities that made up daily life on that farm.13
The Washam Farm is situated on the south side of Davidson Concord Road, on a 1.47-acre
lot surrounded by open fields. The house, a one-and-a-half story side-gable bungalow
with white-painted weatherboard siding, is fronted by a large front lawn shaded by
mature oak trees, and surrounded by the farm’s outbuildings. The house itself is a
rambling one-and-one-half-story side-gable structure covered in white-painted wooden
clapboards, with an integrated porch running the entire length of the façade. The
original portion of the house now forms a large rear wing, with a covered side porch
running along its eastern side up to the 1922 portion of the house. The 1922 front
addition, three-bays-wide by two-bays-deep, features two-over-two windows, two side
chimneys with decoratively corbelled tops, low overhanging eaves with exposed rafter
tails, and a centrally located front-gabled dormer with paired windows. The interior of
the house has remained virtually unaltered since the 1922 addition, with original
fireplace mantels, hardwood floors, decorative wainscoting, a simple central staircase
with original newel posts and railing, and original interior doors with hardware. The
eastern chimney was largely replaced after Hurricane Hugo damaged it in 1989; the
kitchen in the original portion of the house has been significantly altered, and a new
passageway was recently opened up between the other two rooms in the original wing.
The Washam farm complex contains seven outbuildings, most of which date from the 1920s
and early 1930s. The oldest and largest of these outbuildings is the white-painted frame
barn with stepped tin roof portions of which may date from the late 1800s, which sits to
the rear of the house, just south of Joe Washam’s property line. The barn contains six
stalls on the ground level and a large open hayloft above. A large frame tool and
equipment shed, with a lean-to side addition used for the Washam’s tractor, and a
combination corncrib and tool shed (also a white frame structure) stand between the main
house and the barn. Two small, unpainted frame structures on the east side of the
complex, also across the Washam boundary line, were originally used as a cotton shed
(where farmers stored cotton while waiting for prices to rise) and a brooder house – a
chicken house used for small chicks, complete with a small furnace to keep the chicks
warm. By far the most interesting outbuilding on the property is the 1935 well house.
While most farm outbuildings in the county were simple frame structures, farmers
occasionally branched out into newer building technologies. Jesse Washam, obviously
impressed with neighbor Hurd Bradford’s use of concrete for his country store and for
several outbuildings on his property, decided to build his well house from the same type
of hand-formed concrete blocks. As Joe Washam remembers, his father used a crude wooden
form with a metal bottom to turn out the blocks, made from a mixture of sand, lime, and
aggregate. The Washam well house, along with the buildings on the nearby Bradford
property, form an unusual pocket of concrete outbuildings that reflect the
experimentations of local farmers.
Despite minor alterations, the Washam Farm remains an excellently preserved example of
an early twentieth century farm complex, and a tangible reminder of the last period of
prosperity for Mecklenburg County’s small farmers.
1. Thomas W.
Hanchett, “The Growth of Charlotte: A History” (Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic
Landmarks Commission), www.cmhpf.org.
2. Sherry J. Joines and Dr. Dan Morrill, “Historic Rural Resources in Mecklenburg Co,
NC (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, 1997), www.cmhpf.org.
3. Ibid. Like A Family (get citation, quotation?)
4. United States
5. Emily and Lara Ramsey, interview with Joe Washam conducted Jan 10, 2002.
Hereinafter cited as “Interview”. Order and Decree No. 9, p. 128, located in the
Mecklenburg Co Clerk of Superior Courts.
6. Mecklenburg Co Deed Book 349, page 344 and 352, page 281, located in the
Mecklenburg Co Register of Deeds Office. Tract 1 and 2 from Henry Washams estate were
given to Jesse’s sisters, Molly and Addie Washam. By 1912, Molly had sold her tract to
W.R. Puckett, who then sold it to Jesse Washam. Mack Washam sold his parcel, Tract 3,
to W. C. McAuley in 1909. McAuley sold the tract to Jesse in 1913.
8. Gregory Berka, Report on the Washam House and Farm” (unpublished research report
completed for UNCC Historic Preservation course), 5-6.
9. Interview. Mary K. and Jesse would eventually have twelve children: Fanny Bell,
Jack, Mary Alice, Fred, Joe, Margaret, Bob, Nell, Nancy, Emily, Martha Ann, and Jesse
11. McAlister, Virginia and Lee, A Field Guide to American Houses (New York: 1997),
12. Richard Mattson, “Small Towns in Mecklenburg Co (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic
Landmarks Commission), www.cmhpf.org.
13. Dr. Richard Mattson and Dr. William Huffman, “Historical and Architectural
Resources of Rural Mecklenburg Co (NC Division of Archives and History, Jul 1990),
Sec. F, p. 26
Children update: Fannie Bell Washam m Daniel W.
Jackson Washam "Jack" b 9 Feb 1912 Mecklenburg NC; Mary Alice Washam;
Fred Wilson Washam; Joe K. Washam b abt 1917; Margaret Elizabeth Washam m Murray G Kelly;
Robert Lee Washam m Sarah McLelland, Nell Washam; Nancy Catherine Washam who m Mr Gray;
Emily Washam; Witchie Ann Washam; Jessie Wilson Washam, Jr. m Wilma Deane
188.8.131.52.2.7.3. William Washam b 29 Dec 1823
Mecklenburg, NC. (Gary Wilkes, 1999, from Washam Bible)
184.108.40.206.2.7.3. Polly Worsham
"Mary" b 28 Jul 1827 Mecklenburg, NC. Add child of Branch Washam and Frances
Sloan, based upon the following Bible record and Alfred Washam who is in the 1850
Prosperity, Mecklenburg, NC census living with his mother, Frances Washam.
Gary Wilkes, 1999, from the NC Washam Bible:
This page is from my
grandmother Sullivan's bible. The page reads: Elizabeth Washam 29 Dec 1823, William
Washam 16 Aug 1825, Polly Washam 28 July 1827, James E. Washam 1 Oct 1829, Alfred F.
Washam 21 Oct 1831, Hazy? Washam 27 Jan 1834, Anna Washam 14 May 1836.
Polly Washam (Parnel) is my
GrGrGrandmother. Her children are: (2) Mary Christian Parnel, William Parnel and
Kathrine Parnel. My grGrandmother Mary C. Parnel Married (1) Daniel W. Oaks, (2) William
P. Underwood (3) James W. Sullivan.
Polly m Mr Parnel.
Christian Parnel b Aug 1874 NC. Mary m 1st) William
P. Underwood 15 Aug 1888, 2nd) Daniel Wilber Oaks
bef 1897 & 3rd) James Waitsel Sullivan "Waits" "Watsel" 27
Aug 1899. Mary d 9 Oct 1927. Gary Wilkes, 1999:
"My Grandmother's name was
Cora Lee OAKS b 3-21-1897 Ashville, NC d 2-20-1976 in MI, Husband Cecil Elmer MANN b
3-16-1890 Miliken, MI d 2-29-1976. Her Fathers name was Daniel Wilber OAKS b 1859
Cranberry Twp. NC, Married to Mary Christian PARNEL b 1875 NC d 10-9-1927. Her mothers
name was Mary Polly Washam b 1827 who married a PARNEL. Daniels father was Nathaniel /
220.127.116.11.2.7.3. James E
Washam b 1 Oct 1829 Mecklenburg, NC. (Gary Wilkes, 1999, from Washam Bible)
Add child of Branch Washam and Frances Sloan.
18.104.22.168.2.7.3. (was 22.214.171.124.2.7.3.) Alfred
b 21 Oct 1831 Mecklenburg, NC. (Gary Wilkes, 1999, from Washam Bible) Alfred Washam
estate 19 Jun 1897 by Mrs. Jennie Stenhouse, land 80 acres worth abt $8 per
acre, household and kitchen furniture is worth abt $50, Jas. A. Washam, J. Will
Washam, Sallie Washam, Jennie Stenhouse, Emma Washam, Walter Washam, all of full
age, Hattie Washam, Henry Patrick Washam, Eugenia Washam, Lila Payne Washam
& Minnie Roxanna Washam, minors without guardian. John W. Montieth?
renounced exctrship. (Mecklenburg Co, NC WB N, p 37)