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Worsham b abt 1791. Add a child, Henry B. Worsham.
B Worsham b abt 1831 TN is probably a son of Henry and Sarah. He m
1st) Priscilla W Tucker 22 Jan 1858, the dau of Dr Wood
Tucker b abt 1790 VA. Pricilla b abt 1841 Vaughn, Jefferson, AR. On the marriage license dated 23 Dec 1857, it stated Priscilla
was d/o Dr W Tucker & Henry to Pine Bluff from Pontotoc Co, MS. Their
marriage was published in the Dollar Democrat (Oxford & Coffeeville, MS)
in "Marriages & Deaths from MS Newspapers, Vol, 1837-1863" by
Betty Couch Willshire, Heritage Books, Inc, Bowie, MD, 1987, p 71:
"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."
They are in the 1860
Jefferson Co, AR Census, p 786 town of Pine Bluff. He is H B Worsham age
with $3,000 Real Estate & $10,000 personal effects b TN & Priscilla is P W Worsham age
19 b 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 AR. Living with them is Wm F Tucker age 17 b AR & P W Tucker
age 54 Female b KY. 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.
Tom Hooker, 2009,
You might be interested in the fact that
while at Pine Bluff, AR, Henry acted in several plays. I have enclosed one Playbill
that lists his name. The play was performed in March 1862.
According to family researcher Clay
Dedman, 2000, Henry B. Worsham m 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,
Children of Priscilla:
1930's Sewing Room Group, originally
published in the Cleveland County Herald, Front row, L to R: Mrs. Malinda
Woods, Mrs. Lydia Beal; back row, Viola Lain, Mrs. Selma Lindsey, Mrs.
Mattie Lee Sadler, Mrs. Bonnie Rodgers, Mrs. Myra Wages.
W. Worsham b Aug 1859 Pine Bluff, Jefferson, AR. (9/12-1860; 11-1870) She m
Green Berry Greer abt 1881. Green Berry b Oct 1834
TN. Sallie d bef 1910 of Searcy, White, AR.
Nelly Greer b Oct 1884 of Searcy, White, AR.
Green Berry Greer b 11 Aug 1888 Searcy, White, AR
Lucy W Greer b Aug 1895 Searcy, White, AR
Worsham b abt 1862 Pine Bluff, Jefferson, AR (8-1870) & taught school in Pine Bluff.
She m Thomas C. Jones 10 Apr 1884 White. AR.
Thomas, a lawyer, b Mar 1858 AR. Gertrude d bef 1920.
Jones b 3 Jun 1888 Searcy, White, AR.
H Jones b Apr 1891 MO.
Finton Worsham b abt 1864 Pine Bluff, Jefferson, AR.
(7-1870) It was rumored within the family that Wood went to TX, married
and had children before marrying Malinda. (Woody Worsham, 2000)
Wood did go to Texas and m 1st)
Molly Gabrielle Lusk "Mollie" 27 Apr 1890 Hill Co, TX.
(IGI Record, W F Worsham, Mollie G Barrett) Mollie was b 3 Feb 1865
Hillsboro, Hill, TX & d abt 1893 Hill, Texas. She was the d/o Gabriel Samuel
Lusk & Jane Morrell. Mollie m 1st) Elisha H Barrett
b abt 1862 Alabama & d abt 1887 Hill, Texas. They had a son, Earl Parks Barrett
b 30 Mar 1886 of Hill, TX & d 4 Jun 1941 Dallas, TX.
Wood m 2nd) Malinda
Jane Stewart 6 Jul 1901 Cleveland Co, AR. Malinda b 1877.
He d 27 Feb 1935 Cleveland
Co, AR & Malinda d 1960. Both are bur
Greenwood Cem, located near
Rison, Cleveland, AR. (Clay Dedman, 2000) This
Children of Mollie:
Cary Worsham "Casey" b 22 Mar 1891 Hubbard, Hill, Texas, & d 28 May 1946 in
Memphis, Shelby, TN. Ira m Willie Bell Puckett b 25 Dec
1894 of Hill, TX & d 5 Sep 1966 Hillsboro, Hill, TX. Willie was the d/o William
Lafayette Puckett & Mary Jane Washburn. Children: Henry Plunkett
Worsham, Violet Irene Worsham & Geneva Belle Worsham.
Molly Irene "Mollie" Worsham is also a daughter of Wood and Mollie according
to members of Ancestry.com. She was b 13 Feb 1893 Hubbard, Hill, Texas, & d 21 Sep
1978 Nueces, TX. In 1900 she lived with her adoptive parents, John B Dunn &
Janes A Dunn in Hubbard, Hill, Texas. She m Walter Karl
Shelton b 15 Jun 1892 Paris, Texas & d 12 Jul 1961 Dallas, Texas. They
had a son, Walter Karl Shelton Jr.
Children of Malinda:
A Worsham b 22 Mar 1902 Cleveland, AR & d 30 Nov 1976 Houston, Harris, TX.
Dow m Hazel R.
Elliott Worsham b 19 Jan 1904 of Cleveland, AR & d Jun
1976 North Little Rock, Pulaski, AR. He m Genevieve Bessie Avera & had
children: Henry Elliott Worsham, Dow Albert Worsham and Mary Jane Worsham. (Smitty
Gertrude Worsham b 11 Sep 1908 Cleveland, AR, d 7 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. Cornelia and Robert Dedman had Robert Henry Dedman, Phillip W Dedman,
Clay Smitty Dedman and Linda Tabitha Dedman. (Smitty Dedman, 2010)
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
Children: (Smitty Dedman, 2010)
Lu Worsham b 10 Jun 1940 in Grant, AR; d 12 Jun 1940 in Grant, AR
& bur Pine Ridge Cem.
Woody Franklin Worsham
Beatrice Arline Worsham b 18 Feb 1920 of Cleveland, AR & d 20 Apr 1997 in
Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas. Arline m Walter Pietrczak.
Worsham may be a d/o Wood. She was b 22 Sep 1914 Cleveland, AR; d
Jun 1917 Cleveland, AR. The Cleveland Co. Herald has her obit:
"Worsham, MARGARET Again the death Angel hath visited the home of one
of our worthy citizens and taken from them and us, Little Margaret Worsham
who b Sep. 22, 1914 and departed this life June, 1917 after several days
illness. She will be missed in the home as she was just reaching an age to
be interesting and lovable. But to the parents and loved ones, I would say
weep not as those who have no hope; For Jesus said of such is the Kingdom
of Heaven, and may each one resolve to so live on earth as to meet her in
the Kingdom above, where sadness and sorrow weeping and dying never come,
nothing but joy, peace and happiness, forever more. God Bless All. J.J.
1.4. Judith Worsham
"Juda" b 5 Jul 1796 of Amelia, VA may be a dau of Charles Mechen Worsham.
in Spartanburg, SC in 1818, and could be related to Judith Worsham b 1796 VA who m
William Crow abt 1818.
William Crow b abt 1788 South Carolina.
William & Judith were living in
Anderson District of SC in 1834 & moved to Banks Co, GA settling on Nails Creek. William
Crow made his will dated 16 Mar 1878. He named wife Juda & children: Jesse M. Crow, Asa
Chandler Crow; Mary Hix, Nancy Poole, Sallie Caudell, Elizabeth Poole, Martha Jane Crump.
The will was
probated Jul 1878.
William Crow d 1878 in Nails Creek, Banks, GA.
Judith & William are bur at Nails Creek Cem & Church,
Banks Co, GA. Two of Judith Worsham Crow’s sisters are also buried in Nails Creek Cem.
One married a Baker and one married a Goode. (Garland Monna
Crowe DuPree, People Of Purpose
(Fitzgerald, GA: Walker Printing, 1988) William Crow and Juda
Worsham Crow photo held by Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260 in
Franklin County, 1870, Early county residents.
People of Purpose, Crow-Crowe and Related
Families, A Family History by Garland Monna Crowe DuPree FHL Project and Fiche 2LLB740S
#6766 S Call 6049766:
One year before George Washington was elected President of the United
States, "Our William" was born in 1788 in South Carolina. "Our Juda" was born July 7 5,
1796 in Virginia, the same year in which Tennessee was admitted into the Union as the
sixteenth state. Though the Worsham family was prominent in Virginia as early as 1632,
her parentage is still unproven.
William Crow and Judith Worsham married around the year 1818 during
the time James Monroe was serving as the fifth President of our country. William and
Juda's first (of eight children) was born around 1819 in South Carolina.
During Andrew Jackson's administration as seventh President of the
United States, William and Juda were making plans to hit the pioneer trail to a
"promised land".. which touched the Appalachian Mountain region with its mountainous
hills, narrow valleys, and deep, dense, virgin forests--Franklin County, Georgia (from
which Banks County was born in 1858)
A record of the conveyance of land made by William and Juda Crow to
William King (no doubt when they were moving to Georgia) can be found in Book U, page
554, Anderson District, South Carolina, dated, December 16, 1834. This deed reads:
I, William Crow, of Anderson District in the State aforesaid in the
consideration of One Thousand Dollars to me paid by William King of the State and
District aforesaid, have granted, bargained, sold and released by these presents do
grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said William King all that plantation or tract
of land situate, lying, and being in the said district of Anderson, S. C. on the waters
of little Beaverdam Branch of Tugaloo River; originally granted to Michael Cotteson and
Joseph Read for three hundred and fifty acres more or less and bounded west by Levi
Merrin, south by John Clement, east by Major Lewis and Katherine Brown, north by William
King.... Sighned by William Crow X His Mark; Juda Crow X her Mark
William Crow settled on the upper waters of Nails Creek adjoining the
land belonging to the Strange family. He was remembered by friends and family as a
farmer, a good man, and a fine citizen.
A few months after William's son, Asa Chandler Crow, married Roxey Ann
Martin, he made the following Deed of Gift to his son:
State of Georgia, Banks County, Georgia
"This indenture and entered into this 27th day of December, 1864,
between William Crow of the county and state aforesaid of the one part and Asa Crow of
the same place of the other part, witness that for and in consideration of the sum of
five dollars to me in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents
will as for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear
to my son, the said Asa Crow. I have this day granted, bargained, and sold and by these
presents do grant, bargain, and convey unto the said Asa Crow, his heirs, Executors,
Administrations and assigns all that tract or parcel situated, lying and being in the
County of Banks, State of Georgia, on the waters of Nails Creek, containing one hundred
and seventy-nine (179) acres more or less, it being the place whereon I now live bounded
as follows towit: adjoining lands of Lena Vaughn, William Nix, William Strange, Lara
Crow's land as will appear by former deeds to said land made to me, it being the entire
premises whereon I now live. This deed together with all and singular the rights,
members and apputenances these unto belongng unto the said Asa Crow his heirs and
assigns forever in fee simple, subject to the following conditions: that I, the said
William Crow, am to have the full use and enjoyment of said tract of land for and during
my natural life and at my death the said Asa Crow to have a fee simple right to same and
the said William Crow for himself his heirs and assigns will forever warrant and defend
the title to the same from claim of himself, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and
assigns and from the claim of all other persons whomsoever in witness whereof the said
William Crow has hereunto affixed his hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Joshua Owen JIC William Crow C His mark.
William T. Martin JIC
Recorded 15th April 1865 (Note: The above William T. Martin who
witnessed this deed was Roxey Ann Martin Crow's father)
Migrated to Georgia about 1834 (See History of Franklin Co., Georgia
for information on earlier Crows in Georgia-pg 223 People of Purpose by Garland Monna
Living in Franklin County Georgia in the 1860 Census
William Crow's will dated Mar 16, 1878:
"In the name of God Amen, I, William Crow, ofr said State and county
being of advanced age but of sound and disposing mind and memory, knowing that I must
shortly depart this life, deem it right and proper both as respect for my family and
myself that I should make a disposition of the property with which kind providence has
blessed me. I do hereto make this my last will and testament hereby revoking and
annuling allothers by me heretofore made.
Item 1st. I desire my just debts be paid and direct that my body be
buried in a decent and Christian like manner and my soul I trust will return to God who
gave it as I hope for salvation through the merits and atonement of the Blessed Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
Item 2nd. I, William Crow, bequeath to son Jesse M. Crow 1 Horse
bridal and saddle, 1 bed and furniture, sixty acres of land as his part.
Item 3rd. Asa Chandler Crow by deed to my homestead land 1 horse
bridal and saddle, 1 bed and furniture, 1 cow and calf bequeath to him as his part of my
Item 4th. I desire that my six daughters to wit: Mary Hix, Nancy
Poole, Sallie Caudell, Elizabeth Poole, Martha Jane Crump her part to her son William
Crump, Harriet Crump have the balance of my estate in full of all the property I possess
and money and notes equally to be divided between them by lot of division between
themselves or by the Executor, Elisha M. Poole, equally between the girls, William Crump
only after my death and the death of Juda Crow to remain in our possession till the
death of us both. My sons had their full share, Jesse M. Crow, Asa C. Crow of the estate
therefore I declair this my last will and testament.
Last of all I appoint Elisha M. Poole Administrator of last will to be
done without any expense or law equal with each other if any expense bears their part.
March 16th, 1878. William Crow X His mark
Witness: J. E. Strange, William Gordan, J. S. Connally, JP
The will was probated July 1878 only four months after the will was
written. William Crow was laid to rest at age ninety in the Nails Creek Cemetery
adjoining the Nails Creek Baptist Church, Banks County, Georgia. His grave is on the
first row of graves in this voluminous, Beautiful old churchyard. Next to him lies
Judith Worsham Crow who died in 1882. Roger McConnell, a descendant of Jesse Milton
Crow, repaired all of the graves of his ancestors in this historic cemetery a few years
ago. Inscribed in each stone is the name of each child of that parent! This gesture will
be an eternal gift to descendants of these early settlers.
There has always been a family legend that Indian blood is among us!
Observe the photo of William Juda and notice the Indian-like physical characteristics of
Juda--high cheek bones, etc. Perhaps there is some validity to this legend.
Juda d 1882 Nails Creek, Banks, GA.
1.4.1. Mary Crow
b abt 1819 of Anderson, SC & m William D Hix b abt 1815 SC.
1.4.2. Nancy Crow b 8 Sep 1822 Anderson, SC & d 27
Jul 1896 Banks, GA. Nancy m George Washington Poole b 11 Jun 1812
GA & d 9 Aug 1881 Banks, GA.
1.4.3. Sarah Sallie Crow b 9 Sep 1824 SC & d 15
Oct 1888 Banks, GA. Sallie m David Caudell b 21 Oct
1820 Franklin, GA & d 8 Feb 1908 Banks, GA.
1.4.4. Jesse Milton Crow b 9 Mar 1826 SC & d 19 Jun
1863 Nails Creek, Banks, GA. He m Laura Ann Richards
b abt 1830 SC & d 1903 Banks, GA.
1.4.5. Asa Chandler Crow b 28 Mar 1828 SC & d
1911 of Jackson, GA. He m Roxann C. Martin b Oct 1845
GA & d 1902 Jackson, GA.
1.4.6. Amanda Elizabeth Crow b 13 Mar 1834
Franklin, GA & d 2 Jul 1919 Nails Creek, Banks, GA. She m
Elisha M Poole b abt 1832 Georgia & d 1901 Banks, GA.
1.4.7. Martha Jane Crow b abt 1837 South
Carolina & m James Crump.
1.4.8. Harriett Crow b 8 Dec 1839 Franklin, GA
& d 30 Jan 1905 Franklin, GA. She m Elisha P Crump b
15 Aug 1837 Royston, Franklin, GA & d 21 Apr 1910 Royston, Franklin, GA.
1.5. Cannon Worsham.
(Renumber paragraphs to add Judith Worsham, ie 1.6.) In "Wayne County,
Kentucky Pioneers" (1974), p 90, June Baldwin Bork relates the following
"Charles S. Cocke and Nancy his wife came into Court and filed a
Suit August 1819 for Slander against James Shepherd. Nancy Cocke states that she
has always been a good, faithfull and virtuous woman and respected by all her
neighbors, and acquaintances and has never been suspected of Adultry. However,
James Shepherd has published in the hearing of many good citizens that she was
guilty of Adultry with Cannon Washam. Nancy and Charles sue for $2000 in
damages. This Deposition taken 20 Dec 1819 of Beverly Shepherd in the Town of
Franklin in Howard County, Missouri Territory - Questions by James Shepherd to
Question: Did you not hear Charles S. Cocke tell me that my wife was a liar
in regards to his wife Nancy commiting Adultry with Cannon Washam?
Answer: Your reply was that the report was above stated in regards to Nancy
Question: Where was myself and Charles S. Cocke when this conversation took
Answer: You were on the Main Road leading from the Town of Monticello to
Somerset, about 40 or 50 yeards from each other.
N.B. There is no Court House in the above Town of Franklin.
Commentary I have located the family of James Shepherd (1793-1845) and
Barbara Catron (1789-1870) who moved to Howard County, Missouri in 1819 and
lived near the town of Franklin. However, there does not appear to be any
familial relationship to the Cockes. On 5 Oct 1819, Cannon Worsham married
Margaret Mullen, daughter of Isaac Mullen and Mary Cocke."
1.5.1. Grace Preston Worsham
b abt 1820 Wayne Co, KY
is probably Isaac P Worsham 1.5.2. George C Worsham (2000) wrote that Grace
Preston Worsham b 1820 m 1840 Susan C Alexander & he went to Bastrop Co, TX.
Preston Worsham b Jul 1820 Wayne Co, KY. He is in the 1860 Bastrop Co, TX
census as Isac P Worsham age 35 b KY, teacher.
Harriett Worsham "Emily" b Nov 1858 Bastrop, TX. Emma m
William G Hamilton 4 Jun 1879 Bastrop, TX. William b
abt 1852 TX. They are in the 1880 Precinct 1, Mason, Texas census. Children:
Walter S Hamilton, Willie P Hamilton, Claude Vermont Hamilton & Ruth A Hamilton.
1.5.4. Eleanor Jane Worsham "Ellen" b 1824 Wayne Co, KY
1.5.2B.2.8. Oscar Glen Worsham d 1969 McCulloch
Co, TX. His wife Lois M. Lemons b 3 Jan 1903 d
27 May 1998. Both are bur Voca Cem, McCulloch Co, TX.
1.5.2B.3. Cany or Cary Worsham b abt 1866. His name is David Cannon Worsham
& m Della Gaither Neeley in 1901. Della b abt 1878 d/o James Neeley (Jimmy)
& Sarah Ellen McWhorter. James Neeley b 8 Feb 1849 Grimes Co, TX. James
& Sarah were m 21 Nov 1872. James d 5 Apr 1927 Memphis, Hall Co., TX. (Jan Neeley Harris & James Neeley, 1999) David C. & Della G. Worsham are in
the 1910 Lubbock, Lubbock Co, TX Census & the 1920 Hemphill Co, TX Census.
They are in the 1930 Hobart, Garfield Co, OK census where David C. Worsham age 64
b TX was a hardware store proprietor.
Worsham b 1904 Hemphill Co, TX & d 1905 Hemphill Co, TX. Canadian
Cem, Canadian, Hemphill Co, TX, A0117, has "Worsham, Little Mary, 1904,
1905, Daughter of D C & Della Worsham."
1.5.2B.3.2. Della Worsham b abt 1906 of Lubbock, TX
(3-1910) & d abt 1916.
1.5.2B.3.3. Maud Louise Worsham
b abt 1911 Lubbock, TX (9-1920; 19-1930) & m Del
Ernest Wells 1936 who was b 14 Nov 1896 Little River, TX. They had a son, Clayton Ernest Wells, b 8 Jun
1937 Memphis, Hall Co,
Preston Worsham b 6 Nov 1913 Glazier, Hemphill, TX (6-1920; 16-1930) m
Eloise Lenora Bonham. James d Feb 1979
of Bethany, Oklahoma, OK.
Eloise m 2nd) Benjamin F Creason. His Jan 24, 1992 obit is in The Daily
Oklahoman, p 24:
"CREASON Benjamin F. "Bennie", of Oklahoma
City, died Jan 21, 1992, at the age of 75. He was born Mar 9, 1916, at Iola,
KS, the son of A. Dailey and Lenora Uecker Creason. The family moved to
Oklahoma in 1923. Bennie was raised in the McAlester area and served in the
Civilian Conservation Corps. At the age of 20 he moved to California and
became a journeyman electrician for U.S. Steel. He returned to Oklahoma and
worked at Tinker AFB until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and
served until 1945. On May 11, 1946, he married Opal Pauline Wilson, from
Henrietta, TX. After the death of Pauline in 1979, he married a long time
family friend, Eloise Worsham in 1980. Of these two wonderful marriages, he is
survived by his wife, Eloise, of the home; 2 daughters, Sandi Rosamond of Sand
Springs and Patti Sparkman of Del City; a son, David of Moore; step-daughter,
Marilyn Endsley of Katy, TX; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Bennie is also survived by two sisters, Belle Nale of Indianola and Rebecca
Jones of Clinton, TN; a brother, Tommy of Jane, MO. Services will be at the
Bill Merritt Chapel, Jan. 25, 1992, followed with interment at Resthaven
Memorial Park, Shawnee." Eloise b 27 Nov 1916
& d. 3 Jan 2002 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK.
Children: Glenn Wayne Worsham b 8
Jan 1937 Enid, OK d 1940; Marylin Worsham m 1st) Eddie Taylor & 2nd)
1.5.2B.3.5. Marion Worsham "Mack" b
6 Jan 1916 of Hemphill, TX. (4-1920; 14-1930) m. Lillian
Jordan. He served in WWII & d 28 Jul 1971 VA (SSDI). Children Peter
David Worsham m. Erma & James Worsham.
184.108.40.206. Charles Simeon Worsham
b 15 Dec 1854, d 1934, m
Addie Peck 14 Feb
1890. (George C. Worsham, 2000) Both are bur in Oxford City Cem, Newton Co, GA
as Adelaide P Worsham 1862-1915 & Charles S Worsham 1854-1934.
220.127.116.11. James W Worsham is James William Worsham
b 14 Jan 1858, d 28 Jun 1914 Newton Co, GA, m Martha Caroline Hyer 15 Nov 1888. Martha b 7 Jun 1858
& d 22 Nov 1904. (George C. Worsham, 2000)
18.104.22.168. Mary E. Worsham is Mary Ellen Worsham
b 12 Mar 1859, d 10 Oct 1941 Newton Co, GA, m James Hullum Carroll 18 Jan 1881. James b 19 Dec 1847 &
d 7 Jun 1924. (George C. Worsham, 2000 & History of Newton Co, GA, 1988,
p619-620 & p957)
22.214.171.124. Allison Kennon Worsham died in infancy. (George C Worsham, 2000)
126.96.36.199. James Granville Worsham b 17 Oct 1861 & d 11 Jan 1873. (George
C. Worsham, 2000)
188.8.131.52. Margaret Legran? Worsham died in infancy. (George C Worsham, 2000)
184.108.40.206. John Preston Worsham b 15 Jan 1867, d
Sep 1936 & m
1896. (George C. Worsham, 2000) Ida b. Jun 1873 SC. They are in the 1900
Greenville Co, SC cens; 1910 Newton Co, GA cens with his nephew, Hewer Rochester
age 19 SC; & 1920 Central, Pickens Co, SC cens. (42-1910; 52-1920)
220.127.116.11.1 Lurline Worsham b abt 1906 of Greenville Co, SC.
18.104.22.168. Atticus Greene Worsham
b 1 Mar 1869, d Nov 1917 Newton Co, GA & m
Carrie Mae Adialott 1899. (George C. Worsham, 2000)
M. Worsham b 24 Jun 1829 Wayne Co, KY m Martin Driver Hardin 12 Jan 1848
Wayne Co, KY. Martin was b 2 Oct
1811, Lincoln, KY, d 14 Feb 1906 Stanford, Lincoln, KY & bur Elk Spring
Cem., Monticello, Wayne, KY.
Martha Hardin "Mattie" b abt 1849 Wayne Co, KY & d 1915 Wayne
Helen Hardin b 23 Nov 1850 Wayne Co, KY & d 10 May
1878 Wayne Co, KY
Emma Hardin b 1 Sep 1852 Wayne Co, KY
Elizabeth Hardin b 22 Mar 1854 Wayne Co, KY
Emily Hardin b 20 Sep 1855 Wayne Co, KY
Samuel C Hardin b 18 Jan 1857 Monticello, Wayne,
KY & d 4 Jan 1921 London, Laurel, KY.
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8B, Wayne County posted on Ancestry
Message Boards by Sandi Gorin 4 Aug 1998:
Sam C. Hardin, a native of Monticello, Wayne
Co., KY was born 18 Jan 1857 and is a son of Martin D. and Emily M. (Worsham)
Hardin. Martin D. Harden was born in Lincoln Co., KY 20 Oct 1811, was reared on
a farm, and educated at the common schools. When seventeen years of age he began
to learn the tailor's trade, which trade he has followed about twenty-five
years; he has since engaged in the hotel business and farming. He is a son of
James and Mary (Burgess) Hardin. Sam C. Hardin is the third in a family of nine
living children, viz: Mattie, Emma, Sam C., Sallie, James G., Mark, William,
Benjamin and Joseph. Mr. Hardin was educated at the schools in Monticello, and
in 1874 commenced to read medicine with Dr. H. A. Phillips, with whom he read
about one year and then took a course of lecturers at the Louisville University
in 1875-76. He subsequently returned to Monticello and was deputy county and
circuit clerk until 1878, when he commenced to read law with Capt. J. W. Tuttle,
and was admitted to the bar Nov. 6, 1879. He engaged in the practice of the
legal profession in his native town until Sep, 1885 when he removed to Albany,
Clinton Co., KY where he has since resided 12 Aug 1886. Judge Hardin was married
to Miss Mollie A. Johnston of Lancaster, Garrard Co., KY a d daughter of Joseph
Johnston. One child has blessed their union, Samuel Johnston Hardin. Mrs. Hardin
is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Hardin has taken one degree in
Masonry, and in politics votes with the Democrats.
Sarah R Hardin b 16 Apr 1859 Garrard Co, KY
James G Hardin b Oct 1860 Garrard Co, KY
Amelia C Hardin b abt 1864 Wayne Co, KY
Mark Hardin b abt 1865 Wayne Co, KY
William Hardin b abt 1867 Wayne Co, KY
Benjamin F Hardin b 7 Nov 1869 Wayne Co, KY, d 21
Feb 1959 Lexington, Fayette, KY & bur Dyche Cem, London, Laurel, KY.
Joseph Hardin b abt 1873 Wayne Co, KY
22.214.171.124.3. Charles Cannon Worsham
was Charles C Worsham. He d 23 Nov 1973. He m Lavinia Landrum Jones
b 20 May 1898 & d 11 Aug 1990. In Oxford Historical Cem, Newton, GA Lot
#273-Aa: Charles Cannon Worsham b 1893, d 1973 "Long time resident of
Oxford, dedicated Methodist" & Lavinia Worsham b 1898, d 1990. Children: Annette
Worsham m Loyd, Margaret Worsham m McClure, Hugh Marshall
Worsham, George Carlton Worsham & Gordon Lee Worsham m Elizabeth
126.96.36.199. James William Worsham
b 14 Jan 1858, d 28 Jun 1914 Newton, GA & bur Oxford Historical Cem, Newton, GA. He m Martha
Caroline Hyer "Carrie" 15 Nov 1888. (George C Worsham, 2000) Carrie was b 7 Jun 1858
& d 22 Nov 1904 Newton, GA. The Atlanta Constitution 3 Mar
1904, p 2, Covington, GA Mar 2:
"Mrs. Carrie Hyer Worsham, wife of
superintendent J. W. Worsham, of the Covington cotton mills, and one of the most
prominent citizens of Covington, is in a precarious condition at her home in
this city, the result of an accident which occurred to her at the Covington
cotton factory just before noon today. Mrs. Worsham was in the basement of the
mill looking after the removal of her hot house flowers, which she had stored
there during the winter. While stooping to remove a box from under some belting
on the moving machinery her hair was suddenly caught up by the belting, which
completely scalped her from her nose to the back of her neck. Her right arm was
broken in several places, one finger badly mutilated. A little girl whom she had
been assisting her in her work was powerless to render any aid except to give
the alarm to the workmen in an adjoining apartment, who immediately stopped the
machinery and ran her to rescue. When they reached her she was conscious of her
awful situation, recognized her rescuers and told them of her injuries. She was
quickly carried to her home nearby, and physicians at once called in. The result
of her injuries cannot be foretold, though little hope is entertained for her
recovery. Mrs. Worsham has for a number of years been closely identified with
religious and social life of the town."
Her obit. is in the The Atlanta Constitution Nov 24 1904:
23, Mrs. Carrie Hyer Worsham, wife of superintendent J. W. Worsham, of Covington
cotton mills died at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, after an illness lasting eight
months. Mrs. Worsham, it will be remembered, was a victim of a frightful
accident at the mills of which her husband is manager, on the 2d of last March.
While removing some hot house flowers from the basement of the mill her hair was
suddenly caught up by the shafting of the moving machinery, tearing the scalp
completely from her head and inflicting other serious injuries about the body.
She was unconscious for several days after the accident and for months was in
precarious condition. The patient was attended by the best medical staff
obtainable until complications took place a few days ago which caused death.
Mrs. Worsham was one of the best known and most widely beloved women in
Covington. She is survived by her husband and two children, Ethel and Ruth,
besides five brothers and numerous other relatives. Her brothers are Joseph,
Roberty, Pringle and Doc Hyer, of Orlando, Fla. and Thomas Hyer, of Atlanta.
Funeral services will be conducted at Midway Methodist church, Friday, by Rev.
George W. Duval, the internment being in Oxford."
Worsham b Mar 1890 (20-1910) & d 1955 Orange Co, FL. She m Garfield
Burton Rosse b 1884 Idaho & d 1938 Newton, GA. They are both bur in
Oxford Historical Cem, Newton, GA.
Hyer Worsham b Aug 1892 (18-1910) & d 1980. She joined the Covington
Red Cross before 26 Jul 1917 (Newton Co., GA Archives News received from Laura
Perry, 2004) She is bur in Oxford Historical Cem, Newton, GA.
Granville Worsham was numbered incorrectly. He should be 1.5.11
Flonnie d 2 Mar
1990 Pulaski Co, KY. Her husband, John E Pierce was b abt 1901.
Flonnie Elizabeth Washam b 30 Nov 1903 Wayne Co,
KY. The photo is of Geneva (Gibson) Griffith on left and her first cousin
Flonnie Washam. Their mothers were sisters. Photo taken in the early 1940's, and
contributed by Dan Gibson, 2002.
Ellen Worsham b 7 Nov 1905 Wayne, KY, d Jan 1974 of Indianapolis, Marion,
Indiana & m Marion L. Slagle abt 1922. Marion b 16 May 1898 & d 25 Feb
1961 Boyle Co, KY.
Mae Worsham. Her husband Oscar L Dick b 26
Jul 1903 & d 8 Nov 1990.
d 8 Jan 1988 Denver, Denver Co, Colorado. James m Bessie E West 17 Nov 1934 Richmond, Madison, KY. (Jim Worsham, 2004)
Bessie was b 2 Jan 1914 & d 6 Dec 2002 Cheyenne, Laramie Co, Wyoming. (Jim
Worsham, 2004; SSDI) They had one child, James Estill Worsham Jr
"Jim" b Detroit, Michigan.
Glenn Worsham d 15 Jun 1992 Somerset, Pulaski, KY. He had a daughter,
Mabel L. Worsham.
Canon Worsham "Cannon" b 13 May 1883 Wayne Co, KY m 1st) Mattie
Lenora Green abt 1907. Mattie b abt 1890, the daughter of Dan Green b VA & Sarah Coomer b KY. Mattie, age 23, d of TB
10 Oct 1912 Wayne, KY.
(KY death index vol12, #29394) He registered for the World War I draft in 1918, as Ephraim
of Monticello, Wayne, KY with black eyes & black hair. In 1918, he worked as a tool dresser for R W
Cross. His next of kin was his mother, Sarah E Worsham.
Ephraim m 2nd) Luzonie born 10 Jan 1896 & she died as a result of childbirth, 10 Jan 1896
in Pulaski Co, KY. She was bur in Burnside Cem Section 3, Burnside, Pulaski Co, KY,
with headstone marked: "Luzonie Worsham Jan 10, 1896 - May 16, 1917,
wife of E C." In the 1930 District 2, Wayne Co, KY census he was
Cannon Worsham age 53 b KY, m 23, carpenter. He was Ephram
Canon Worsham in the 1942 draft registration.
Ephraim m 3rd) Eliza Ellen
Kelsay 31 Mar 1920 Monticello, Wayne Co, KY. They are in 1930 District
2 Wayne Co, KY. He is age 46 as Cannon Worsham & she is Liza
age 36 b KY. Eliza b 7 Sep 1893 Wayne
Co, KY & d 13 May 1980 Indianapolis, Marion, IN. (SSDI)
Children of Mattie: (renumber
Elizabeth Worsham b abt 1911 m Cosby Theo Francis b 3 Jul 1909
Wayne Co, KY. Cosby was the s/o Joseph Nelson Francis & Sally Marshall Rankin. Cosby
d 7 Dec 1986. They had a son, Fred Francis b 17 Mar 1937, d 12 Dec 2005 whose obit
appeared in the The Wayne County Outlook:
Fred Francis, age 68, of Monticello, Ky. passed away Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at his home. He was born Mar 17, 1937, the son of Sarah Elizabeth Worsham Francis and the late Cosby Theo Francis. He is survived by two sons-Jeff Harris of Monticello, Ky. and Barry Joe Harris of Burkesville, Ky.; two daughters-Freda Stinson of Monticello, Ky. and Lora Acamo of Clarksville, Tenn.; one brother-Paul Francis of Somerset, Ky.; and one sister-Virginia Lykens of Lancaster, Penn.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers-Doug Francis and David Lewis Francis; and one sister-Marjorie Francis. Funeral services were held Thur, Dec 15, 2005 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Koger Ramsey officiating. Burial was in New Charity Cemetery.
Ray Worsham b 4 Sep 1912 Wayne Co, KY (7-1920) & d 11 Oct 1980 Pulaski
KY. Robert m Essie Muriel Correll 3 Jun 1937.
Muriel was b 22 Nov 1912. Her obit is published in the Wayne County Outlook:
Muriel Correll Worsham, age 92, passed away March 29, 2005. She was born November 22, 1912, the daughter of the late James Robert Correll and Rhoda Mary Hollars Correll. She married Robert Ray Worsham on June 3, 1937, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter-Carolyn Worsham West; one sister-Pearl Shearer; two granddaughters; three great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was three sisters-Lizzie Correll, Delma Hollars and Allie Turpin; and four brothers-Everett, Robert, Marion and Tom Correll. She professed her faith in Christ at a young age and became a member of the New Salem Baptist Church. She later became a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She had recently attended the First Christian Church. Funeral services were held Friday, April 1, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Harlan Ogle officiating. Burial was in Elk Spring Cemetery.
Children of Luzonie:
188.8.131.52.4B.1. Lillian F Worsham
b 26 May 1916 & married a Mr Turner. Lillian d 18 Feb 1999
Indianapolis, Marion, IN. (Sharee Spooner, 2006)
184.108.40.206.4B.2. Leland C Worsham.
(Sharee Spooner, 2006) Leland C. Worsham was b 14 May 1917, d 3 Jun 1917 &
bur Burnside Cem, Burnside, Pulaski Co, KY. (Burnside Cem Section 3, Burnside,
Pulaski Co, KY, Worsham Leland C. May 14, 1917 Jun 3, 1917 Son of L. C.)
Children of Eliza
Lena Worsham b 21 Jun 1921 Monticello, Wayne, KY (8-1930) & d 14 Jun 1988 in
Indiana. She m Charles Eckels 3 May 1940 Monticello,
Wayne, KY. Charles b 14 Feb 1915 Monticello, KY & d 3 Jan 2001 Mooresville, Morgan,
Charles Dallas Eckels b 30 Jun 1941 Monticello, Wayne, KY & d 16 Jul 2005
Indianapolis, Marion, IN. The 19 Jul 2005 Location Indianapolis Star:
Charles Dallas Eckels, Jr.
64, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Hendricks Regional Health Care Center. He was a resident of Indianapolis.
He was born to Lena and Charles Sr. in Monticello, KY. On June 30, 1941. He who was
known to friends as "Race Horse Charlie" graduated from George Washington High School.
He worked at Chrysler Electrical Plant and West Side Foundry for 20 years, where he
retired. Charles leaves behind four sons, Jeremy, Jason, Joshua and Petty Officer
Second Class Jared Eckels; and nine grandchildren. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
and a member of Westview Baptist Church, Indiana Downs, and Twin Spires Club. A
service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home,
Greenwood, 1977 S. St. Rd., 135, with calling there 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20;
The Rev. Nathan York officiating. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in
Greenwood, where military graveside rites will be conduced.
Charles Worsham b 25 Feb 1923 Wayne, KY & d 27 Feb 1923 Monticello,
Wayne, KY. James bur Alexander Cem, Monticello, Wayne, KY.
220.127.116.11.4C.3. Mary Belle Worsham
b 25 Oct 1925 Wayne, KY. (4 years 5 months -1930; KY birth index) Mary m
Perry Crawford Castle 3 Jun 1948 Indianapolis, Marion, IN. (Janey E (Castle)
Hudson, 2009) Perry b 10 Oct 1925 Monticello, Wayne, KY & d 31 Dec 1996 New Port
Richey, Pasco, FL.
18.104.22.168.4C.4. Ephraim Clyde Worsham b 7 Apr 1927 Wayne, KY. (3
yrs 9 months-1930) He married Ruth E b Apr 1927
& they lived in Tipton, Tipton Co, IN. He d 15 Sep 2001 Tipton, Tipton, IN.
Russell Worsham b 8 May 1928 Wayne, KY & d Oct 1986 of Greenwood, Johnson,
IN. (1 yr 8 months-1930) Russell m Genevieve Grider
"Genny" b 16 Feb 1929 Columbia, Adair, KY & d 27 Mar 2008 Greenwood, Johnson, IN.
Greenwood Star, 28 Mar 2008:
ex-Greenwood official, dies; A former official in Greenwood has died after a battle with
cancer. Genevieve Worsham, who served four terms as Greenwood's clerk-treasurer, died
Thursday afternoon. Worsham and her husband, Russell, had owned a grocery store for 11
years on Greenwood's Main Street named Worsham's Red and White Grocery. After retiring
from the Eli Lilly and Co. financial division, and after Russell's death, Worsham ran
for public office on the Republican ticket. She was Greenwood's clerk-treasurer from
1988 to 2003. "After the death of Russell, the three loves of her life were her church,
her city and her political party," Greenwood Mayor Charles Henderson said in a prepared
statement. "(Genevieve) was well known throughout the city and county as well. She will
be missed by all of us." Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wilson St.
Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. A funeral will be held
at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood United Methodist Church.
Greenwood Star, 30 Mar 2008:
Genevieve "Genny" Worsham
Greenwood, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008. Genny was born in
Kentucky to the late Waldon and Hettie (Shepherd) Grider. She graduated from Greenwood
Community High School, and attended Franklin College. She worked at Eli Lilly & Company
in Indianapolis for 35 years. She and her husband were owners operators of Worsham's Red
& White Grocery in Greenwood for many years. Later, she served the City of Greenwood for
16 years as Clerk-Treasurer. Genny was a very avid Republican, working tirelessly for
many candidates. She was Past President of the Greenwood Republican Women's Club, a
member of the Indiana Federation of Republican Women, and a Precinct Committeeman for
many years. She was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash for her work in the Party and in
the community. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Greenwood Friends of
the Library, Greenwood High School Alumni Association, Greenwood United Methodist
Church. She established the Genny Worsham Fund, J.C.A.R.C. (Gateway), in honor of her
sister, Jean Grider. Genny enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable garden, and her
highlight for her was when her great nieces and nephews helped her plant. Genny is
survived by her three sisters, Flora Lee "Flo" Denny, Shelia McGaha, and Jean Grider;
one brother, Everett "Bud" Grider; seven nieces and nephews; and nine great nieces and
nephews. She loved all of her family very much. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Russell Worsham; and one brother, J.B. Grider. Reverend Bill Hoopes will
officiate a funeral service at 11AM, Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Greenwood United
Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Avenue, Greenwood. Calling will take place on Sunday
from 4-8 PM at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St.,
Greenwood.. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested memorial contributions to the Greenwood Friends of the Library, 360 S.
Meridian St., Greenwood, IN 46142.
1.5.13- Anne E Worsham
b abt 1846 Wayne Co, KY (4-1850) & m Charles
H. Williefine 5 Oct 1868 Wayne County. Please DELETE the marriage record to Charles H Williefine. This is the Charles
H Williford that married Ann
Elizabeth Worsham, daughter of William C Worsham and Mary Taylor. They were
married in Giles Co, TN and not Wayne Co, KY. Ann Elizabeth and Charles Williford are on page 702. (Imogeane M. McDonald, 2000)
1. Edward Worsham
should have been William Worsham. He
is now on page 775
1.1. William Worsham.
1.1. Mary Ann Worsham
(is now on page 775 1.1B.4.)
Joseph Worsham “Joe” (is now on
1.3. Caroline Worsham
(is now on page 775 1.1B.3. Caroline Worsham)
1.4. Erbin C Worsham
(is now on page 775 1.1B.4.)
1.4.1. Clarissa S Worsham
(is now on page 775 1.1B.4.1. Clarissa S Worsham)
1.4.2. Bettie Worsham
(is now on page 775 1.1B.4.2. Bettie Worsham)
1.4.3. William T Worsham
(is now on page 775 1.1B.4.3. William T Worsham)
1.4.4. Virginia Worsham
(is now on page 775 1.1B.4.4. Virginia Worsham)
H Worsham "Jim" (is now on page 775 1.1B.4.5.
James H Worsham)
1.5. John G Worsham.
(is now on page 775 1.1B.5. John G Worsham)
1.5.5. Francis Worsham b abt 1700 Henrico Co, VA.
His parents' names are still unknown at this time; therefore, his number should begin with
Son Jeremiah Worsham has a separate chapter. Descendants lived in
Charlotte Co, VA; Pittsylvania Co, VA; Marshall Co, KY; Graves Co, KY; Obion
Co, TN; Fulton Co, AR; Prairie Co, AR; Floyd Co, IN; Stokes Co, NC Warren
Co, MS; Caddo Parish LA.
22.214.171.124.2. Patram Worsham
m Lucy Campbell, the dau of Abraham Campbell. The Will of Abraham Campbell Pittsylvania Co,
VA Deed and Will Book 11, page 289-290, Written Feb 9 1805; Proved Jan 20 1806. (Submitted by Carol Adams)
LAST WILL AND TESTIMONY. In the name of God, Amen, I Abraham Campbell of
Pittsylvania County, weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make my Last
Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit. In the first place, I
give and bequeath to my son, Richard Campbell and his heirs forever, the old
plantation whereon I now live, also all that part of my said tract of land
situated and lying on the east side of the road, that deed in the court house of
this county, the nearest road which I live. Secondly, it is my will and desire,
that all the remainder of land and also all my personal estate shall be sold on
a reasonable credit for the best price than can be obtained, and it is my
further will and desire, that the money arising from the said sale shall be
money equally divided between my daughters as follows to wit: Agga Adams, Milly
Kerby, Anna Thomas, Franky Watson, Betsy Campbell, Sally Richards, Lucy Worsham
and Molly Worsham. Thirdly, I give to my son Henry Campbell one shilling. I
hereby appoint my two sons-in-law Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham, Executors of
this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any will or wills I may have
made of a date or dates prior to this. Abraham (x) Campbell wit: Jeduthan
Carter, William Welch, Richard Elliott, John Long. John Adams, son of Nathan
Adams, deceased, security of executors Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham. At a
court held for Pittsylvania County the 20th day of January 1806, within, Last
Will and Testament of Abraham Campbell, deceased, was presented in court and
proved by the oaths of two of the subscribing witnesses, thereto and ordered to
be recorded, and on the motion of Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham, the
executors therein named who made oath according to law and together with John
Adams, (son of Nathan, deceased, their security entered into and acknowledge
their bond in the penalty five hundred pounds, conditions as the law directs
certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said will in due
form. Teste: Will Tunstall, clk.
In the History of Kentucky, The Purchase - Graves Co, KY, p 47-48:
"Among the few settlers who came to the Purchase in 1820 was the Washam
family, consisting of Peyton Washam, wife and eight children. The father and one
son, Peter Washam, now a resident of Marshall County, came in the spring of 1820
to the banks of Panther Creek, in the eastern part of the county, leaving the
family at their home near Princeton, their object being to erect a cabin and
plant a small crop. The following incident is given illustrative of frontier
life at that time. While Peyton Washam, with his son, Peter, and another man,
whose name could not be learned, were thus forming the nucleus of a new
settlement, their stock of provisions became exhausted, and before their
expected supply could reach them, they were compelled to subsist for six days on
boiled corn, making a levy each day on the single half-bushel which had been
reserved for seed. Peyton Washam did not live to see his family installed in
their new home. He suddenly fell a victim to disease, and sent for his wife, who
came with true wifely devotion to minister to his wants. Arriving in the
vicinity late, at night she became lost in the cane-breaks, with which the
country at that time abounded, and was compelled to remain at the base of an old
tree until morning. We can only imagine her sorrow, when, on arriving at her
destination, she found that her husband had passed beyond the reach of human
aid, having died during the night. Mrs. Washam died in Graves County about the
126.96.36.199.2.1. Peter Washam & Frances Owen
were m 25 Oct 1828. Their
license was dated 16 Oct 1828. Peter Washam bur Washam Cemetery. According to
Jim K Washam, Goldsboro, NC 20 Jan 2000, the cemetery is located in west
central Marshall Co, KY near the Graves County line. Not on Soldier Creek. This
is where Peter's wife Fannie and her parents lived. The Owens' lived on Soldier