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Jacob? "Josiah" Worsham
b abt 1795 m Celia or Celey. Josiah or Jacob Worsham is in the
printed 1840 Randolph Co, GA
census index (page 252). However, reviewing the actual Dist 777 census, the name is very
difficult to read, however, it appears to be Mrs. Jacob or Sarah Worsham, family members were males one 5-10 yrs (possibly Jeremiah L. Washam), one 10-15 yrs
(unknown), one 15-20 yrs (possibly Alanson Randolf Washam); females one under 5
yrs (possibly Ann Washam), one 10-15 yrs (possibly Nancy C. Washam), & one
40-50 yrs old (mother). Jacob? may be related to the John Worsham b abt 1780 who is
in the neighboring county of Marion in the 1830 & 1840 census.
Celey Washam, age 82 b NC, is in the 1880
Marion, Bradley, AR, and is living with her grandson, John W Senn age 27 b GA.
Probable children of
Jacob? "Josiah" & Celia Worsham:
1. Alanson Randolph Washam b 1822 of Randolph Co, GA
m Emily Jackson Simms 4
Jan 1844 Cuthbert, Randolph Co, GA.
Attached is the Alanson
Washam and Emily Simms marriage certificate dated Dec 1848
They are in the 1850 District 10, Randolph, GA cens, as A Washum age 26 b GA farmer &
Emily age 21 b GA, with their children. Descendants lived in Randolph Co, GA;
Angelina Co, TX; Ellis Co, TX; Coryell Co, TX; Lamar Co, TX; Dallas Co, TX;
Union Parish, LA. Emily was born 20 May 1823, d 13 Apr 1905
and is buried in Cannan Cem, Lockhart, Union Parish, LA. She had twelve
Picture of Emily, wife of Alanson, from James A Watson, 1993.
1.2. John Simson Washam b 11 Feb 1847 Dade
AL instead of Feb 1847 AL. According to Hico Cemetery Genealogical reference,
John S Washam d 31 Jan 1912. Hico Cemetery, Hamilton Co, TX, Block 11, Lot 10
headstone has John S Washam b Feb. 11, 1847 -Jan 31, 1912 Father; double
headstone K E Washam July 15, 1851 - Oct 13, 1925 Mother.
The Ft. Worth, TX Library has a family Bible,
"John Simson Washam was born Feb the 11th
"John S Washam & K E Thorton was married Aug the 12th 1868"
"John S Washam died Jan 31, 1912 Hico Texas"
Monroe Washam b 17 Jan 1876 Ellis, TX. (middle name was Maurice) In the World War I
Draft Registration Cards, 1917, Vergil Monroe Washam in McLennan Co, TX was a contractor
sewers (sanitary) & concrete bridges and had gray eyes brown hair
In the Ft Worth, TX Library is a family Bible dtd 1895:
"Virgil Monroe Washam the son of J S & K E
Washam was borned Jan the 17 1876"
"Virgil Washam died April 25 1931 Waco Tex"
Grapevine Fire Department History: In May of
1907 the City Council appointed V M Washam as Fire Chief of the thirteen member all
volunteer "Bucket Brigade." A year later in 1908 the city made trade with the Wall
brothers to pull the fire wagon with horses when needed. Wall brothers agreed to do it for
The Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, TX) Nov
17, 1919, p1:
"The federal grand jury which adjourned
Saturday returned indictments against J M and V M Washam, formerly cashier and vice
president, respectively, of the First National Bank of Crawford, Texas, on charges of
conspiring to make false entries in the books of the bank. It is alleged that the over
drafts in their personal accounts were concealed to the amount of $7,000. Both men gave
bond of $1,000 each"
Virgil d 25 Apr 1931 Waco, McLennan, TX and is
bur in Hico Cemetery, Hamilton Co, TX.
Maurice Washam b 31 Dec 1907 Tarrant, TX. He m Mary
Bonita Blagg, d/o Wesley & Evelyn Blagg "Evie." Bonita was b 22 Feb 1917
Celina, Collin Co, TX & d 17 Jun 1999 Tyler, Smith Co, TX. Virgil d 26 Mar 1994
Kaufman, TX. Children: Phillip Laile Washam & Tonya Gail Washam.
Leon Washam, s/o Walter Franklin "Frank" Washam & Ella
Carr, was b 2 Oct 1904 Erath, TX & d 7 Mar 1973 Dallas, Dallas, TX. He
m Elois Harry Cain b 3 Jul 1904 Dallas, Dallas, TX
& d 24 Mar 1999 Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Tek Celia A Washam b Feb 1851 Randolph Co, GA, daughter of Alanson Randolf Washam
Simms. She married
Thomas J Anderson,
2 Jan 1871, in Union Pa, LA. Celia d 12 Nov 1907 Paris, Lamar, TX.
Picture of Tek Celia A Washam from James A. Watson, 1993.
1.5. Captain Rutherford P. Washam
8 Feb 1852 Randolph Co, GA
. Picture, left, of Capt Rutherford & Sarah
Frances Speigemer Worsham from James A. Watson,
1993. Earlier photo of Capt Rutherford, right, from
Bernard Lafayette Washam.
18.104.22.168. John Miller Washam. John m Myrtle Hart
abt 1932 of
Monroe, Ouachita, LA.
Myrtle b. 28 Sep 1913. Picture on left, dated
1940, from Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000 Record titled "Mr and
Mrs John M. Washam hoeing in their garden." (Transylvania Project, State:
Louisiana) Picture on right, dated 1940, from
Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000 Record titled "Mrs. Mattie Hart,
mother-in-law of John M. Washam, picking English peas." (Transylvania Project,
1.6. Benjamin Randolf Washam
1.6A.5. Charles Francis
Washam b 2 Mar 1889 Union, LA with gray eyes & light brown. He m
Effie Mae Jinks b 28 Dec 1897 of Union, LA, the d/o Thomas
Jinks & Ovetra A Jinks "Netty" .
Ervie Washam b 27 Oct 1917 of Bienville, LA. (James A. Watson, 1993) Jack m
Vera M Tolar b 6 Jun 1919 Monroe, LA & d 6 Mar 2006
Norman, OK. Jack d 24 Aug 1988 Lillie, Union, LA. (Frances Washam Troglin,
2002) Vera m 2nd) Paul Millard Watrous 3 Sep 1966 Los
Angeles, CA. Paul b 4 Dec 1916 Groton, CT & d 16 Sep 2005 of Lexington,
Cleveland, OK. Paul m 1st) Margaret
A. Shaffer 25 Oct 1941 Los Angeles Co, CA.
MRS. VERA WASHAM TOLAR, Mulhearn Funeral
Home - West Monroe, LA
Graveside Services for Vera Washam Tolar will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 11,
2006, in the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, LA with Alan Robertson officiating under
the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Vera was born on Jun 6, 1919
in Monroe, LA and died on Mar 6, 2006 in Norman, OK. Vera was a graduate of Ouachita
Parish High School and had resided in Rayville, LA until re-locating to Southern
California, where she spent her working years for a school district. After retirement,
Vera moved back to West Monroe, where she renewed old friendships and made many new
ones. In 1993, for health reasons, she moved to Denver, CO, and resided there until
late 2005, when she moved to Norman, OK, nearer her daughter and family. Vera was a
member of the Church of Christ. Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and
George Tolar; sisters, Louise Tolar, Maude Guidry and Iva Freeman and brothers,
Nathaniel "Nick" Tolar and F.A. "Speedy" Tolar. Survivors include her daughter,
Frances Washam Troglin and husband, Rev. Charles of Wewoka, OK; brothers, Leonard
Tolar of Rayville, LA and George Tolar, Jr. of Covina, CA. She is also survived by six
grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and a number of
nieces, nephews and special friends. A nephew, Cecil "Pete" Tolar and wife, Mable of
Pine, CO are recognized as dedicated and loving caregivers to Vera.
Child of Jack & Vera: (Frances Washam Troglin,
1.6A.5.1.1. Frances Louise Washam m 1st)
Lee Donald Allen in
Lee was b 1 Jan 1940 in NY to Donald Henry Allen & Jane Eherts. Lee d 11 Mar
1972 Los Angeles Co, CA. (CA death index) Frances m 2nd) Richard Andrew Vaughn
2 Oct 1970 Los Angeles Co, CA. (CA mrg records) Richard was b 27 May 1943, the
son of Omer Luther Vaughn & Lillie Green or Greene. Frances m 3rd)
Charles Ray Troglin. (Frances Louise Washam Troglin,
Charles Ray Washam b 6 Feb 1928 Haynesville,
Claiborne, LA. Charles m Jerry Ann Lemaster 21 Nov
1950 Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA. Jerry b 20 Jun 1928. Charles d. 30 Jan 1995
Kirkland, King, WA. Children: Linda Rena Washam, Elizabeth Annette Washam &
David Allen Washam. (Sarah Stuart, 1997)
1.6B.3. James Emmett Washam
Maud Farrar. Rose d 7 Dec 1985 Lillie, Union, LA.
Elsie Gertrude Washam "Trudy" b 16 Sep 1923
Union, LA, m
Irwin Poe Hunt b 2 Mar 1922. Elsie d. 14 Nov 1996
Spearsville, Union, LA.
James Randolph Washam "Jim" b 5 Feb
1926 Union, LA, m Annette R. Aycock. James d 24 Dec
1999. James served in World War II. He enlisted 16 May 1944 at Camp
Beauregard, LA. James obit appeared in the Sat, Dec 25, 1999 edition of The
James R. Washam, 73,
Lillie- James R. Washam, a retired route salesman for Coca-Cola, died Friday. The
funeral is Sun at Bethel Baptist Church, Lillie. Burial is at Roselawn Cem, Junction
Harold Dwayne Washam b 11 Sep 1928 Union, LA, m Bobby Sue Summers 16 Jun 1950 Union, LA. Harold d 28
May 1992 Junction City, Union, AR. His obit:
Service for Dwayne Washam,
62, of Junction City, were held Saturday, May 30, at Bethel Baptist Church of
Lillie. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Washam died Thu, May 28, in a
Shreveport hospital after a brief illness. A native of Lillie and lifelong resident
of the Lillie and Junction City area, he was retired from Columbia Chemical
Corporation and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Lillie. Survivors include
his wife, Sue Washam of Junction City; two sons, David Washam and Tim Washam both of
Lillie; two brothers, James R. Washam of Lillie and Mickey Washam of Ruston; two
sisters, Trudy Hunt of Spearsville, and Betty Hlavaty of Lillie.
Betty Jo Washam m Edward Lee
Betty Jo Washam
Funeral services for Betty Jo Washam
Hlavaty, age 78, of Lillie were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Bethel Baptist
Church in Lillie. Rev. Marty Black officiated assisted by Minister Debra
Peregrine. Interment followed in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in
Lillie under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mrs. Hlavaty was born in Lillie on Jan.
25, 1931 and died at home on Jan. 30. She was a beloved wife, mother,
grandmother and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and the Glory
Ministries. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Rose Washam;
sister, Trudy Hunt; brothers, James (Brother) Washam, Dwayne Washam, and
Betty Jo is survived by her husband, Lt.
Col. (USAF Retired) Edward L. Hlavaty; daughters, Laura Huffman and husband
Jerry, Julia Rockett and husband Brian; grandchildren, Zachary Huffman,
Chelsea Huffman, Nathaniel Rockett; and numerous nieces and nephews and
were Mrs. Hlavaty's nephews. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Bethel Baptist Church in
Lillie under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Online
condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com
Mickey M Washam b 7 Jan 1938 Union, LA & m
Emily Jean Swanner. Mickey d 2 May 2001 Shreveport,
Caddo, LA. His obit was published 4 May 1901 in The News-Star:
RUSTON, LA - Services for
Mickey Washam, age 62, of Ruston, LA will be Sat, May 5, 2001. Interment will be in
Scotland Cem, Junction City, AR. Mickey Washam died Wed, May 2, 2001 Shreveport, LA
following a brief illness. Survivors include his wife: Emily Washam of Ruston, LA;
son: Dr. Chris Washam and wife Missy of West Monroe, LA; daughter: Alisa Washam of
Ruston, LA; sister: Betty Jo Hlavaty of Lillie, LA; grandchildren: Michael Washam,
Morgan Washam and Thomas Washam. Pallbearers will be Jeff Swanner, Tony Soto, Larry
Washam, Tim Washam, Randy Washam and David Washam. Honorary pallbearers will be
Kenneth Swanner, Ed Hlavaty, James Swanner, William Swanner and former co-workers at
LA Dept. of Transportation and Development.
1.6B.6. William Wilson Washam
Bess Welch "Bessie".
William Warren Washam m 1st) Linda
Sue Draper & m 2nd) Peggy Nell Saunders.
1.7. Emily Jackson Washam
Children: (Col. Jack D. Stevens, 2000)
George W Goss m Sallie Nicklas.
Rose Ella Goss m William Alex Nelson.
1.9. Samantha Agnes Washam abt
1862 Union, Louisiana, & d abt 1897 Henderson, Texas. She is Agnes Washam age 5 b LA in the 1870 Ward 3, Union, A census. (Emily Washin age 45
with children: Sely age 19; Captain age 17; Dolphas age 15; Laugenia age 13; Emily age 11;
Samuel age 9; Salley age 7; Agnes age 5; Docia age 3 & Calley age 1.) She is on the
1880 Union Pa, LA census as Samantha age 19 b LA.
m Wesley R Roby "Wes" instead of Wesley J Roby. He was b
10 Nov 1861 Adair Co, MO, the s/o Wesley Roby & Sarah "Sally" Ivie.
Wesley Roby & Samantha A Washam
marriage certificate courtesy Pam Gregory, 2009.
Wesley Roby Sr. (never been able to find a
middle name and until I do, I'll just call him Sr.) b. abt 1809 KY whose line is a
complete blank except for a possibly brother or uncle named Hezekiah. Both Wesley Roby
Sr. and a Hezekiah Roby married into the same Holloway family in Clark Co, KY. Wesley
Sr. also was a witness as to guardianship of a Wesley C. Roby children in Monroe Co,
MO abt 1850. Wesley Sr. married three times. #1 Ellen Talbot or Clark Co, KY and
traveled to Missouri by the 1830 census, #2 Elmira Lee a widow of Henry Lee, who had
several children of Monroe Co, MO and #3 Sarah Ivie born TN (Wesley Jr's mother)
residing in both Monroe and Adair Co, MO. Sarah was the daughter of John Anderson
Ivie and Anna Robinson residing in Monroe/Adair Co, MO and grand daughter of Anderson
Ivie and Sarah Allred. Anderson Ivie, his wife and children, as well as the Allred
family were strongly involved in founding the Mormon Church in several states
including Missouri and Utah. There are quite a few documents written about both the
Ivie and Allred families by a Len Evans, an avid Ivie researcher. One document is
entitled the "Ivie Chronicles" and is posted on the Internet. I do know that John
Anderson Ivie and his family, traveled from Missouri to Benton Co, Arkansas between
1861-1869 with Wesley and Sarah Ivie Roby according to the 1870 census records. The
Ivie family left Arkansas and went on to Montague Co, Texas where John Anderson Ivie
later died. It seems that Wesley Sr.and Sarah must have died in Arkansas because I
find Wesley Jr. in the 1880 Henderson Co, Texas (a little father south than Montague
Co) with his wife #1 and a child, Lily, while also raising his siblings. I've
exhausted all census records trying to find any mention of Wesley Sr. and Sarah after
1870 and there doesn't seem to be anything.
Photo of Wesley R Roby
courtesy Pam Gregory, 2009. He is #1
& are standing in front of the Flat Creek School
located in the Flat Creek Community which was a part of Athens, Henderson Co, Texas. "I
assume this photo was taken when my grandfather, Thomas Franklin "Frank" Roby was
about 7 or 8 years old because my grandfather was a small man. It probably was a year or
two after S. A. Washam died. In the photo with "Wes Roby" there are several Roby (all
belonging to Wes) as well as Hood children. My grandfather, Frank Roby, married Nina D.
Hood. The Hood children were then related to the Roby children. Flat Creek was a very
small community and most of the people were all related to one another."
Wesley d 7 Feb 1925 Angelina, TX.
Pam Gregory Hall, 2011, sent this photo of the cemetery monument for Wesley R
Roby in the Old Center Cemetery which is now known as The Rocky Springs Cemetery in
Angelina Co, Texas. Wesley was buried next to his grandson, John Wesley Roby, his son,
John T Roby and John T's wife, Clara Belle Brazelle Roby.
Children: (Pamela Ellis Gregory, 2009)
1.9.1. William Lee Roby
b 18 Aug 1886 TX d 14 May 1948 Black Jack, Henderson, TX m Vinnie
Leal Worsham 20 Aug 1912 Henderson Co, TX. She is was b 10 Dec 1893 Gatesville,
TX & d 22 May 1946 Jacksonville, Cherokee, TX d/o James Alexander Worsham & Florence L.
Hollingsworth. She is 1.5.5A.2B.9A.3.2. on Page 623. They were
in the 1920 Justice Precinct 4, Henderson, TX census & the 1930 Precinct 4, Henderson,
TX census. He registered for the World War I draft. His wife is Vennie Roby. He had blue
eyes & black hair.
22.214.171.124. Alvis Mamie
Roby b abt 1913 Henderson Co, TX. (7-1920; 17-1930) She m
Ernest Edwin Rhoden b 18 Oct 1911 TX & d 22 Jun 1993
Tarrant Co, TX (Texas Death Index)
Nelson Roby b 21 Jan 1914 Henderson Co, TX (6-1920; 16-1930) d 1 Jan 1993
Norwalk, Los Angeles, CA (SSDI). He m Marietta Chapman.
Travis Roby b 3 Aug 1916 Athens, Henderson, TX (4-1920; 14-1930)
126.96.36.199. James Roby
b abt 1919 Henderson Co, TX (1-1920; 11-1930)
Worsham Roby b 29 Jan 1923 Athens, Henderson Co, TX (Texas Birth Index & 7-30)
Willie Jo Lee abt 1942.
Bruce d 25 Sep 2009 in Corsicana, Navarro,
Bruce Worsham Roby, 86, went quietly into
the arms of the Lord on Sept. 25, 2009,
after a long
battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born Jan. 29, 1923 in Athens. Bruce was a
veteran of WW II seeing action in North Africa, Germany and Italy. He retired from
Continental Trailways in 1985 after 38 years. Her received a two million mile award
without an accident before retiring. Bruce was a member of the local Corsicana
Masonic Lodge. He was a caring, generous and humorous man who hardly met anyone that
he didn't share a joke or story. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and
Vinn Roby; and three brothers, Nelson, Travis and James Roby. He is survived by his
wife of 67 years, Jo Roby; sister, Alvis Roden of Burleson; two sons, David and
Sandy, and Jimmy and wife Janet, all of Corsicana; granddaughters, Amy Roby Smith,
Morgan Roby, and Addie Craig, all of Corsicana; grandson, D. J. Pena and wife Jill
of Corsicana; great granddaughter, Kaitlin Gordon; and great grandsons, Korbin Roby
Smith, Seth Hill and Rylie Roby, all of Corsicana; and by several nieces and
nephews. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday Sept. 28, 2009, at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander and Steve Moss officiating. Interment will
follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ross, Danny Sparks,
Garry Ferguson, D.J. Pena, Dan Smith, Steve Mitchell, and Johnny Sparks. Honorary
pallbearers Dr. Dale Campbell, Dr. Lowell Campbell, Dr. Dave Campbell and Bill
Lewis. An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting
the Bruce Worsham Roby obituary.Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
1.9.2. Eula B. Roby
b 11 Oct 1887 (12-1900) and d 23 Apr 1968 in Los Angeles, CA.
1.9.3. John T. Roby
b 22 Nov 1888 TX (11-1900)
1.9.4. Thomas Franklin
Roby b 22 Jan 1892 Henderson Co, TX (8-1900) & d 1 Dec 1972 Athens, Henderson, TX.
He m Nina D. Hood 3 Oct 1915 who was b 27 Aug 1898 Athens,
Henderson, TX & d 15 Jun 1972 Athens, Henderson, TX. (Texas Death Index & SSDI) He was
on the World War I Draft registration cards has wife & child, grey eyes.
Children: (Pamela D. Ellis, 2009)
188.8.131.52. Hazyl Iryne
Roby b 9 Jul 1916 Athens, Henderson, TX d 11 Oct 1981 Dallas, Dallas, TX m
James Winton Ellis 10 Nov 1942 Tyler, Smith, TX. James b
19 Mar 1919 Tyler, Smith, TX d 15 Sep 2003 Winnsboro, TX. (Her name also spelled Hazel
Roby b abt 1919 b Henderson, TX
H. Roby b abt 1922 b Henderson, TX
Jack Roby b 9 Dec 1929 Henderson, TX & d 13 Sep 1984 TX (Texas Birth Index &
1.9.5. Louelia Roby
b Sep 1893. (6-1900) She m General Price Perry b 2
Oct 1890 Henderson, TX & d 18 Mar 1930 Harris, TX.
1.9.6. Fannie Elizabeth Roby
b 15 Jun 1896 Indian Territory & d 6 Oct 1993 Athens, Henderson, TX. (3-1900; 13-1910)
She m Thomas Claude Browning b 29 Jan 1893 TX & d 4 Sep
1969 Athens, Henderson, TX.
1.10. Samuel Cobb
Washam b 1862 of Union, LA. Samuel m 1st) M. C.
Samuel m 2nd) Viola Wilson
15 Sep 1889 Navarro, TX. Viola was the dau of William D. J. Wilson b abt 1831 TN &
Mary E Walker b Feb 1836 TN. Viola Wilson m 1st) J H McKinney.
J H McKinney b 11 Mar 1851 AL & d 17 Feb 1888 is bur close to Viola in the Prairie Point
cemetery. She is in the 1930 Navarro Co, TX census living with Alex McKinney age 44
b TX as Viola Washam age 67 b TX. In the 1900 Navarro Co, TX census, Alex is
listed as William A. Washam b Feb 1886 TX, the son of Viola Washam. Viola is bur in Prairie Point b 28 Sep 1862
& d 22 Oct 1944.
Children of J H & Viola Wilson McKinney:
Alexander McKinney "Alex" b 10 Feb 1886 of Navarro, TX. (World War I Draft
Registration Cards) Alex m Lula Ann Winters the
daughter of James Jasper Winters & Victoria Kirk. Lula was b 31 Mar 1888 of
Navarro, TX & d 11 Oct 1963 Richland Hills, Tarrant, Texas TX. Alex d 8 Mar
1959 & is buried in Prairie Point cemetery as Elex W. A. McKinney. Next to him is
his wife Lula Ann McKinney.
Kathleen Ann McKinney Watson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2009 wrote:
My Grandfather, William Alexander McKinney was the son of Viola Wilson/Washam.
Viola married a Mr. McKinney first and remarried on his death to a Washam. Samuel was
the half brother to my grandfather. I know that Viola Washam had a daughter Lillian
Lula (I believe) that died at a young age. My grandfather married Lula Ann Winters. (I
never heard anything about my grandfather being called William A. Washam for the
census.) Anyway, William Alexander McKinney and his wife Lula Ann Winters had three
children who are the grandchildren of Viola Washam. 1st born Lillian McKinney (buried
at Prairie Point with headstone) 2nd Born Kathryn McKinney Frazier (headstone to her
memory at Prairie Point) 3rd child William Alexander McKinney II (headstone to his
memory at Prairie Pt.) W. A. McKinney II was my father. He was retired from the United
States Air Force as a Lt. Col and he and my mother, Evelyn Anna Brenner McKinney are
buried at Arlington National Cemetery Section 65. My parents William and Evelyn had
three children. 1st. Kathleen Ann McKinney Watson. 2nd-William Alexander McKinney III.
3rd-Jennifer Anne McKinney Buck. My brother and I both live in Virginia and my sister
resides in Tennessee.
I do have a few very old pictures that have Viola and children in them. One of the
three children, Viola, and one unidentified young man plus a cow, mule, chickens etc.
It is taken on the front porch of their home in Bazette. All were dressed in their
“best”. I have inherited a ring that my grandfather, William Alexander McKinney
(Alec/Alex), gave his half sister prior to her death. The ring was passed to Lillian
McKinney and she passed it on to me. Another photo I have is of Samuel C. and Alex
having a professional picture taken in Corsicana. Both have dress bowlers (sp) (hats)
My grandfather lived with his wife in Powell and he work at the Powell State Bank
and the Powell Cotton Gin. I believe that Mr. Burke owned both or one at the time. My
Grandmother had been a school teacher upon marriage and graduated from Texas Normal
School in San Antonio.
My aunt, Kathryn McKinney Frazier had two children, Emma Kathryn Frazier and Joe
Harold Frazier. The one surviving child, Emma Kathryn lives in Austin.
Lillian McKinney never had children and lived in Terrell, Texas until her death.
This may be of interest to all the Washam family…..My grandmother Lula McKinney and
grandfather, William (Alec) McKinney took care of Viola Wilson in their home until her
McKinney died Navarro, TX. An infant is bur next to Viola & next to the
infant is J. H. McKinney.
Children of Samuel & M. C Washam:
Wesley Washam b 2 Sep 1886 of McLennan, TX & m Maudie L. Morgan abt 1916. Maudie b 17 Oct 1894
TX & d 2
Oct 1947 Fresno, CA. Walter d 8 Nov 1921 Lamar, TX.
In Lamar Co, TX - Knights of Honor Cemetery:
Washam, Maudie 10/17/1894 - 10/2/1947
Epitaph: Wife of Walter W. Washam. Mother is
not dead, she is just away. Washam, Walter 9/2/1886 - 11/8/1921 Epitaph: Husband of
Maude Washam. Tho lost to sight, to memory dear.
This photo is of
Mt. Olive school taken in 1903 in Lamar Co, TX. Walter and his sister Mary are in
the photo and have been cropped to more easily identify them. The picture is
courtesy Jim Jackson, 2008. Jim has identified the class as follows:
First row: Born:
1 Una Brownlee
2 Ben Brownlee
3 Herman Cole 2/5/1894 7/15/1968 S/O James Cole & Cora Nash
4 Floyd Davis 10/18/1896 11/25/1972
5 Willie Rodgers Abt 1893
6 May Walker
7 Vestil Davis 3/17/1894 11/25/1972 D/O of Samuel Davis & Mary Ella Edwards
8 Roy Harrison 12/18/1892 4/14/1954 S/O Bib Harrison & Nancy Edwards
9 Ervie Fite 12/31/1892 10/6/1867 D/O Charles Fite & Kate Edwards
10 Katie Rowland
11 Emmit Rowland
12 Ovid Murphey 8/27/1891 8/31/1917 S/O William G. Murphey & Mary Lela Nash
13 Hugh Cole 12/18/1895 aft 1968 S/O James Cole & Cora Nash
14 Tome Cole 5/24/1897 11/10/1963 S/O James Cole & Cora Nash
15 Marlen Coffee
16 Robin Rose
17 Edgar Sockwell Abt 1889
Brother of Everett Sockwell
18 Lottie Davis 2/1892 12/21/1966
D/O of Samuel Davis & Mary Ella Edwards
19 Maude Williams
20 Era Fite 10/29/1890 10/26/1994 D/O Charles Fite & Kate Edwards
21 Clara Brownlee
22 Willie Hewgley 9/12/1888 1/6/1982 D/O William Hewgley & Susan Brewer
23 Maude Rodgers Abt 1888
D/O Joe & Othella Rodgers
24 Mary Washam
25 Effie Crain
26 Minnie Cooper
27 Bessie Coble 8/17/1889 3/14/1986 D/O William Coble & Mary Williams
28 Willie Martindale
29 Nora Carlile
30 Emma Coble 7/12/1891 3/5/1976 D/O William Coble & Mary Williams
31 Professor J.A. Fulks
32 Mamie Rodgers Abt 1891
D/O Joe & Othella Rodgers
33 Laura Murphey 3/20/1894 12/16/1928 D/O William G. Murphey & Mary Lela Nash
34 Mary Nash 7/10/1896 1/22/1986 D/O William Nash & Ona Bevill
35 Ballard Coble 5/1/1892 8/6/1957 S/O William Coble & Mary Williams
36 Everett Murphey 1/31/1893 4/31/1981 S/O William G. Murphey & Mary Lela Nash (my
37 George Rowland
38 Leonard Hewgley 5/12/1894 12/29/1961 S/O William Hewgley & Susan Brewer
39 Bennett Sockwell Abt 1895 Brother of Everett Sockwell
40 Arvil Nash 9/14/1894 5/5/1980 S/O William Nash & Ona Bevill
41 Clyde Harrison 12/12/1887
D/O Bib Harrison & Nanny Edwards
42 Annie Risinger
43 Clo Harrison 3/24/1885
D/O Bib Harrison & Nanny Edwards
44 Essie Martin
45 Lee Williams
46 Subell Hewgley 3/12/1886 11/29/1966 D/O William Hewgley & Susan Brewer
47 Jim Bevill abt 1887
S/O Robert Bevill & Mary Kimble
48 Frank Smith
49 Everett Sockwell 10/20/1886 1/15/1910 Husband of Clo (Chloe) Harrison
50 Rufus Bevill
51 Walter Washam
52 Bob Nash 9/14/1887 10/13/1972 S/O Isaac Z. Nash & Newton Ann Coble
53 Willie Risinger
54 Dell Martindale
55 Lantis Rowland
Harry Eugene Washam b 3 Feb 1917 of Blossom, Lamar, TX & d 4 Oct 1996 Midland,
Midland, TX. Harry m Ida Elizabeth Wolcott 13 Jun 1941
Midland, Midland, TX. Ida b 13 Jun 1917 Midland, Midland, TX & d 2 Oct 2004
Robert Lee, TX. Ida's obit, published in the San Angelo Standard-Times - Oct
MIDLAND Ida Elizabeth "Liz" Wolcott
Washam, 87, ended her battle with Alzheimer's Sat, Oct. 2, 2004, in Robert Lee,
Texas. The family will receive friends Sun, Oct. 3, at Ellis Funeral Home. Graveside
service will be Mon, Oct. 4, in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Jamie Washam
officiating. Liz was born Jun 13, 1917, in Midland, to pioneer family Frank and
Velma Wolcott. She was reared on the family ranch near Tarzan, Texas, and graduated
from Midland High School in 1935. She married her husband of 55 years, Gene Washam,
on June 13, 1941, in Midland. She was a homemaker. Liz was preceded in death by her
husband, Gene; grandson, John Mark Washam; sisters, Polly Tramel and Louise Midkiff;
and brother, G. W. "Dub" Wolcott. Her children, daughter, Sue Brewer of Lubbock;
sons and daughters-in-law, Wes and Farrell Jean Washam of Robert Lee; and Gene Jr.
and Anna Washam of Midland survive her. Liz is also survived by her grandchildren,
Stan and Shea Brewer and Steve and Donna Brewer of Lubbock, Michael and Jennifer
Washam, Kim and Jim Castleberry, and Jody and Traci Washam of Midland and Jamie
Washam of Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Jean Watts of Lubbock; sister-in-law, Nonnie
Wolcott of Lubbock
Virginia Sue Washam m Floyd
Walter Wesley Washam m Farrell
Jamie Page Washam
Helene Guest Washam "Gist" b 13 May 1918 of Blossom, Lamar, TX & d 27
Apr 1988 West Covina, Los Angeles, CA. Helene m Milton Abbott b
16 Jul 1912 of Midland, TX & d 21 May 2000 West Covina, Los Angeles, CA.
Washam b Jan 1889 of McLennan, TX.
The picture is
courtesy Jim Jackson, 2008.
Children of Samuel & Viola Wilson Washam:
Washam b & d 11 Jan 1888 Navarro, TX. (Prairie Point Cem, Bazette, Navarro,
TX, Infant of S. C. & Viola Washam b & d 11 Jan 1888)
Lillian Washam "Leela" b 7 Sep 1890 Navarro, TX. She m
John E. Spruill. In the Prairie Point Cem, Bazette, Navarro, TX are Samuel C. Washam b 28 May 1896 d 20 Aug 1954 & Lula
Lillian, daughter of S C & Viola Washam - no dates. Lula d 15 Jul 1911
Powell, Navarro, TX.
Washam b 2 Feb 1894 Navarro, TX & d 8 May 1895 Navarro, TX & bur Prairie
Point Cem, 12 miles north east of Bazette.
Cobb Washam b 28 May 1896 Powell, Navarro, TX, m Esther
J. Bunch 26 Dec 1916 Navarro, TX. Esther b 28 Jan 1898 Wyoming.
Samuel d 20 Aug 1954 Humboldt, CA & Esther d 18 Mar 1993 Corsicana, Navarro, TX.
Probable children of
Jacob? "Josiah" & Celia Worsham: (cont.)
(male) b abt 1827 of Randolph, GA.
3. Celia Ann Washam
b abt 1828 of Randolph, GA. (See paragraph 4) The Biography of Alenson Randolph Washam, by
Helen K. Evans, claims Alanson had a brother, named Jeff L. Worsham. This maybe the Jeremiah
Worsham on page 593 of the Worsham and Washam Family History.
If Jeremiah L. Worsham is a sibling, then Ann Washam is also a sibling of Alenson. A 1913 letter from J. L. Washam from the Texas Confederate Home,
Austin, TX mentions a sister Ann.
Celia Ann Washam m Jarrat
Jackson Oliver 13 Aug 1846 Randolph, GA. Jarrat b abt 1824 of Randolph, GA & d 9
Sep 1864 of Brownsville, TX.
4. Nancy C. Worsham
b abt 1830 of Randolph, GA m Henry Emmitt Senn 9 Jan 1851 in
Randolph Co, GA, by John Taylor, minister. They are in the 1860 Union Pa, LA cens
(p.509, as Henry Sinn age 35 Farmer SC; N Sinn age 30 Housekeeper GA; Jno
W Sinn age 8 GA; Geo W Sinn age 7 GA; J L Sinn age 5 GA male; T C Sinn age
2 LA male and C Washum age 62 NC f seamstress, p509. This would make C Washum
as the mother of Alanson.
Henry Senn b abt1825 SC, is in the 1850
District 11, Randolph Co census and he is living with the Robt. Scott age 23 b SC Rachael
Scott age 18 b SC. Nancy and Henry's son & Nancy's mother are in the 1880 Marion,
Bradley, AR census, as John W Senn age 27 b GA, Mary J Senn age 25, Martha Senn age 7,
David Senn age 5, Minnie Senn age 4, Ardella Senn age 2, Celey Washam age 82 b NC
A researcher found the following (Ferrell,
I find where H. Senn joined the C/Army at
Warren Arkansas in 1862 and is present for roll call in 1863. With the exception of
the 1861, 62 and 63 I CAN NOT find any record of this 1860 family until the 1880
census and John Wesley Senn has married Mary J. Stencil [d/o James Stencil and
Martha Senn Stencil b 1836 SC - d/o Lemuel Senn and Mary V Williams, living with
them is his 80 year old grandmother Celia Worsham. I have always known through
family stories of a Grandma Worsham. I can not find any records, nor do we have any
family information on the 2 year old T. C Senn of the 1860 census, maybe he died?
The other children are John Wesley Senn [my g/grandfather] Jefferson Lafayette Senn
and George Washington Senn. I know that when James Stencil died Martha married S.
Glover. In 1910 she is living with her g/daughter Ardella Senn Rodgers. Ardella's
daughter Hazel Steadman at my mothers graveside  said in the 1870's Grandma
Martha heard a Senn had moved into Drew Co, so she hitched up the wagon and went to
see what Senn and it was her BROTHER Henry whom she had not seen since before the
war. Martha and James Stencil moved from Alabama between 1860 and 1870. Martha's
brother Daniel Jackson has also moved to Arkansas about that time. He later moved to
Louisiana. Henry moved from Georgia between 1851 and 1860. All my life the old folks
said John Wesley Senn and Mary J Stencil Senn were 1st cousins, yet I find no papers
that can prove that. Martha's father/mother would have been to young to have been
Henry's parents. One of John Wesley's grandchildren named her son Lemuel after his
"grandpa". The old folks also refer to any grandparent as grandma/grandpa, cousin
so&so as cousin-no matter how far removed so it gets confusing if its g or gg or
1,2,3 cousin. When I was growing up my mother only whispered that John Wesley and
Mary J were 1st cousins, the kinship marriage was not considered a healthy thing! I
have tried to place Henry with Lemuel as a brother and can't. Brent Holcomb of
Columbia SC did some research in Columbia for me and was not able to make any
connection for Henry.
Children: (Ferrell, 2008)
Wesley Senn b Apr 1853 of Randolph, GA & m Mary J.
Stencil b 3 Mar 1855 Barbour, AL. John d Feb 1920 Bradley, AR. They are
in the 1880 Marion, Bradley, AR, as John W. Senn age 27 b GA, Mary J. Senn age 25, Martha Senn age 7, David Senn age 5, Minnie Senn age
4, Ardella Senn age 2 & Celey Washam, age 82 b NC (grandmother).
Senn b 13 Apr 1872 Bradley, AR
Senn b 6 Oct 1874 Bradley, AR
L. Senn b 3 May 1876 Bradley, AR
Ardella Senn b 24 Jun 1879 Bradley, AR
Amplice Marvin Senn b 15 Oct 1880 Sumpter, Bradley, AR.
Photo from Rico
Family Tree (Owner: CChambers6510) on Ancestry.com, 2008
Henry Senn b Dec 1881 Bradley, AR
Senn b Jun 1885 Bradley, AR
Photo from Rico
Family Tree (Owner: CChambers6510) on Ancestry.com, 2008
Viola Senn b 14 Feb 1889 Drew, AR
Elma Senn b 22 Feb 1894 of Drew, AR
Washington Senn b Jul 1853 of Randolph, GA
Lafayette Senn b 9 Jul 1855 of Randolph, GA.
4.4. T C Senn
b abt 1858 of Randolph, GA.
Jeremiah L. Washam b 1832 of Terrell, GA & d 8 Feb 1914
Austin, Travis, TX. (renumber paragraph from 2 to 5) The Biography of Alenson Randolph
Washam, by Helen K. Evans, claims Alanson had a brother, named Jeff L. Worsham.
If Jeremiah L. Worsham is a sibling, then Ann Washam is also a sibling of Alenson. An 1913 letter from J. L. Washam from the Texas Confederate Home,
Austin, TX mentions a sister Ann.
1. Charles Worsham
b 22 Jul 1755 Chesterfield Co, VA m Mary Chappell Ellington 25 Jan 1788
Prince Edward Co, VA. Charles d 11 Mar 1841 Wayne Co, KY. Descendants lived in
Wayne Co, KY; Pontotoc Co, MS; Bastrop Co, TX.
1.2. Henry Worsham b. abt 1791. Add a child,
Henry B. Worsham.
1.2.2. Henry B. Worsham b
abt 1831 TN is probably a son of Henry and
Sarah. He m 1st) Priscilla W. Tucker 22 Jan 1858 by Rev. A. R. Winfield. On
the marriage license dated 23 Dec 1857, it stated Priscilla was d/o D. W.
Tucker & Henry to Pine Bluff from Pontotoc Co, MS. Their marriage was
published in the Dollar Democrat (Oxford & Coffeeville, MS):
"Married on 22 Jan 1858 by Rev. A. R. Winfield at the residence of the bride's
father, Mr. Henry B. Worsham (late of Pontotoc, MS) to Miss Priscilla dau of
Dr. W. Tucker all of Pine Bluff, AR." (Marriages & Deaths from MS Newspapers, Vol, 1837-1863" by Betty
Couch Willshire, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD, 1987, pg 71)
Pricilla b abt 1841 of Jefferson, AR. They are in the 1860 Jefferson
Co, AR Census, p 786 town of Pine Bluff. He
is H. B. Worsham age 29 Merchant with $3,000 Real Estate & $10,000
Personal Effects b TN. Priscilla is listed as P. W. Worsham age 19 b Ark. They are in the 1860 Jefferson
Census, p 786 town of Pine Bluff. He is H. B. Worsham age 29 Merchant with
$3,000 Real Estate & $10,000 Personal Effects b TN. Priscilla is listed as
P. W. Worsham age 19 b Ark. Living with them is Wm. F. Tucker age 17 Male b
AR. & P. W. Tucker age 54 Female b KY. He published a newspaper in Pine
Bluff during the Civil War (Woody Worsham, 2000) According to family
researcher Woody Worsham, 2000 Henry B. published a newspaper in Pine Bluff
during the Civil War. He is in the 1870 Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, AR Census,
p 34 age 39 clerk in store with $4000 real estate & $100 personal effects
b TN with children: Sallie age 11, Gertrude age 8, & Wood age 7. According
to family researcher Clay Dedman, 2000, Henry B. Worsham married 2nd)
Mary Iva Tucker Mar 1869. The 1870 Census has John Tucker, age 5, but not
Mary. In the 1870 Jefferson Co, AR mortality cens, is Iva Worsham age 22 NC,
d. Mar, Pneumonia. Children of Priscilla:
1.2.2A.1. Sallie W.
Worsham b Aug 1859 Pine Bluff, Jefferson, AR. (9/12-1860; 11-1870) She m G. B. Greer.
1.2.2A.2. Gertrude Worsham b
abt 1862 Pine Bluff, Jefferson, AR (8-1870)
m Mr. Jones. & taught school in Pine Bluff.
1.2.2A.3. Wood Finton Worsham
b abt 1864 Pine Bluff, Jefferson, AR. (7-1870) m Malinda Jane Stewart 6 Jul 1901 Cleveland
Co, AR. Malinda b
1877. It was rumored within the family that Wood went to TX, married and had
children before marrying Malinda. (Woody Worsham, 2000) He d 27 Feb 1935
Cleveland Co, AR & Malinda d 1960. Both are bur Greenwood Cem., located
near Rison, Cleveland, AR. (Clay Dedman, 2000) Children:
1.2.2A.3.1 Dave A.
Worsham b abt 1902 of Cleveland, AR.
1.2.2A.3.2 Henry Elliott Worsham b
abt 1904 of Cleveland, AR
1.2.2A.3.3. Cornelia Gertrude Worsham
b 11 Sep 1908 Cleveland, AR, d Aug 1979 Rison, Cleveland, AR. She m Robert Henry Dedman b 31 May 1897,
d Jan 1979 Rison, Cleveland, AR. They lived in Dallas, TX in 1941.
1.2.2A.3.4. Calvin Albert Worsham
b 8 Aug 1912 Cleveland, AR; d 17 May 1995 Grant, AR. He m Oma Evelyn Pierce b 23 Apr 1913 of Jefferson, AR,
and d 9 Nov 1993 Grant, AR. Calvin & Evelyn bur. Pine Ridge Cem Child:
1.2.2A.3.4.1 Linda Lu Worsham b 10 Jun 1940 in Grant, AR; d 12 Jun
1940 in Grant, AR & bur Pine Ridge Cem.
1.2.2A.3.5 Arline Worsham