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188.8.131.52.2.1A.3. Nelson A Washam b 4 Mar 1834 Calloway Co, KY & d 15 Sep
1910. He is bur Lyles Cemetery instead of Liles Cem. There are two cemeteries in
the same vicinity. One is the old Liles Cemetery and one is the Lyles Cemetery.
Nelson's wife is Nania "Nannie" Chiles b 11 May 1835 d/o Dr William
T Chiles & Mary Frances Hutchinson. Nannie d 4 Aug 1899. Nelson's
obit from The Paducah evening sun. (Paducah, KY) 30 Dec 1910, Page 6.
184.108.40.206.2.1A.3.1. Francis Alice Washam d 29 Mar 1910. Her husband
Liles was previously m to her sister, Victoria. (See 220.127.116.11.2.1A.3.3) After
she d, Martin m a widow, Effie Bell (Mason) Haley 21 Sep 1912.
18.104.22.168.2.1A.3.2. Mary Elizabeth Washam. Middle name added. Her husband's
name is Bailey Alexander Sutherland b 29 Sep 1868 & d 18 Dec 1893. Mary d
1940 & both are bur Lyles Cemetery. They did not have any children.
Victoria Washam b 21 Aug 1863 & d 17 Jan 1899. She m
Martin Cato Liles s/o Martin Mathis Liles & Rachael Susan Wyatt gg-grandparents of
Jim Washam of Goldsboro, NC.
Children: Herman Berthel Liles; Weldon Liles "Willie";
Liles b 27 Sep 1894 m Curtis Edward Phillips who was b 7 Feb 1894 & d 7 Oct
1975. Bertie d 21 Apr 1977. Both are bur Benton City Cem, Benton, Marshall, KY.
22.214.171.124.2.1A.3.4. Charles Ashford Washam. Middle name added.
He was b 11 Mar 1869
Marshall Co, KY. His wife's full
name is Valeria Jane Lynhurst Holcomb "Vera" b 28
Jun 1868, d/o Samuel Crawford Holcomb & Sarah Caroline Harlan. Valerie d 17 Jun 1943
This photo of Charles
Ashford Washam's family, ca 1929, was contributed by Paul L. Washam, 2007. Those in the
photo are identified:
Charles Ashford Washam "Pappy"
2. Valeria Jane Lynnhurst (Holcomb) Washam "Vera or Mammy"
3. Homer Leon Washam "Hammerhead"
4. Noble Dewey Washam "Slaymush"
5. Solon Ashford Washam
6. Norba Lithicum Washam "Norby or Sleepy"
7. Flora Lee (Washam) Hopkins "Flossie or Fo-Fo"
8. Rubel Holcomb Washam "Baby Buntin"
9. Vera Bennie (Wilson) Washam - Homer's 1st wife & Bobbie's mother
10. Jarusha Ellis Ann (Meyers) Washam - Noble's 1st wife & Donna & Jack's mother
11. Birdie Jeanette (Vannerson) Washam - Solon's wife
12. Virgil Merritt "Bill" Hopkins - Flor Lee's husband
13. Barbara Nell "Bessie" (Washam) Harris
14. Jarusha Donalee "Donna" (Washam) Mullins
15. Charles Jackson "Jack" Washam
16. Stella Holcomb - Valeria Jane's Niece
126.96.36.199.2.1A.3.4.1. Homer Leon Washam
"Hammerhead" b 17 Oct 1897. Jim K Washam stated
he m 1st) Vera Bennie Wilson 5 Sep 1925. Vera b 26
Jul 1909 & d 28 Nov 1934 Paducah, Marshall, KY. He m 2nd) Irma Rivers Armonet Sep 1935. Irma
d 6 Oct 1966. Both bur Mt. Kenton Cem, McCracken, KY.
Homer & Vera child:
Barbara Nell Washam m George
Howard Harris 28 Jan 1947 Paducah, Marshall, KY. George b 27 Oct 1923
Paducah, Marshal, KY d 2 Apr 2006 Paducah, Marshall, KY
Children: Mary Diane Harris m Larry Ray
Powell & had children: David Darren Powell, Lara Leigh Powell & Erin Lynn Powell
(adopted) ; Douglas Stephen Harris m Julie Ann Kazmierzak & had children: Amy Michelle
Harris & Benjamin Ryan Harris; Deborah Jean Harris m Earnest Lyndell Royal &
had children: Tara Elizabeth Royal.
188.8.131.52.2.1A.3.4.2. Noble Dewey Washam
"Slaymush." Middle name added. He m
Ellis Ann Meyers 8 Jan 1921 & he d 29 May 1866 Joliet, IL. Jerusha b
11 Sep 1901 & d 23 Sep 1932 Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. Noble m 2nd)
Eulalah Richman who had been previously married to Jake
Vaughan. (No children). Eulalah b 11 Sep 1905 Sharpe, Marshall, KY & d 8 May 1989
Noble & Jerusha or Jarusha children:
184.108.40.206.2.1A.3.4.2A.1. Jerusha or
Jarusha Donalee Washam (legally changed to Donna Lee) b
17 Oct 1925 d 15 Nov 1999. She m. Bernard Wayne Mullins
24 Jan 1944. Bernard b 10 Aug 1923 Burdine, KY d. 13 Nov 1980 Windfall, IN.
Children: Michael Dwain Mullins m. Phyllis Anne Davis & had children Michael Shane
Mullins & Joel Grant Mullins ; James Noble Mullins m. Karla June Browning & had
children: Heather Rae Mullins, Anthony Scott Mullins & Amber Nicole Mullins; Andrea
Waynette Mullins m 1st) James Robert Campbell (no children & 2nd) Danny Lamar Roberts
& had child Jaelee Danielle Roberts.
Charles Jackson Washam "Jack" b 10 Nov
& m Fayette Winifred Hill "Faye"
5 Sep 1953 Garmisch,
Germany (div). Jack
is in the 22 Nov 1953 issue of Stars and Stripes Newspaper, WWII Europe and North
Africa Edition. Jack
d 21 Jun 1995
Tahoe City, Placer, CA.
Children: John Charles Washam & Michelle Johnston had a son Wiley
Unnamed child b 23 Sep 1932 Cincinnati died in
childbirth with mother 23 Sep 1932 Cincinnati, OH.
Noble & Eulalah children:
Paul Lynn Washam m Judith Lynn
Seehafer. (no children)
220.127.116.11.2.1A.3.4.3. Solon Ashford Washam
b 25 Dec 1900 Marshall, KY & m Bertie Jeanette Vannerson "Jean" 24 Nov 1927
of McCracken, KY. Solon d 23 Sep 1936 McCracken, KY.
18.104.22.168.2.1A.3.4.4. Norba Lithekum Washam
"Sleepy." Middle name added. She never
22.214.171.124.2.1A.3.4.5. Flora Lee Washam
"Flossie & Fo-Fo" to grandchildren & nieces & nephews. Middle
name added, b 2 Jun 1905. She m Virgil Maritt Hopkins "Bill" 31 Dec 1924 & d 18 Feb 1897
Paducah, Marshall Co, KY. Virgil b 13 Dec 1904 McCracken Co, KY & d 28 Sep 1966
Paducah, Marshall, KY.
Children: Betty Ann Hopkins m Edward Kieth
Lamar "Bub" & had child: Terry Keith Lamar & Billy Lee Hopkins m Ethel Jane May "Bot" &
had children: William Steven Hopkins "Will" & Helene Elizabeth Hopkins "Bobba."
126.96.36.199.2.1A.3.4.6. Ruble Holcombe Washam
"Baby Buntin." Middle name added. He was b 19 Apr 1908. He
Irene Lyles 21 Jan 1936. In Oakland Mem. Park Cem, Terrell, Kaufman Co, TX are
Rubel H. Washam, 4/19/1908 - 11/13/1976 & Irene Washam, 3/19/1917 - . Irene L Washam, age 74, m Vernon E Hudson, age 82, 25 Nov 1991 Kaufman,
Rubel & Irene children: Linda Sue Washam m Benny Don Britton & had children: Susan Shawn Britton, Alan Shane Britton & Alexander
Shay Britton & Charlie Mac Washam m Anne Scott Russell & had children: Charlie Jared
Washam & Erin Jayne Washam.
188.8.131.52.2.1A.4. John Robert Washam b in 1844 instead of 1835. (6-1850;
184.108.40.206.2.1A.5. Isaac Washam in his application for pension stated his wife,
Mary was married twice prior to Isaac yet Jim K Washam, Goldsboro, NC found the
application for marriage shows it was her first marriage and she was 19 years
old. There is a discrepancy here.
220.127.116.11.2.1A.5.1 Willis Albert Johnson Washam
known as "Will."
Willis b 22 Jun 1858 Marshall, KY & d
1926 Graves, KY.
Photo of Willis Albert Johnson Washam
from Julia Washam, 2008.
Additional information on his children:
18.104.22.168.2.1A.5.1A.2. Isaac Alexander Washam
b 14 May 1880 of Marshall Co, KY & d. 8 Jun 1945 Peoria, Peoria, Illinois. (Jim K
Washam, 1995) Isaac m Ollie Mae Beegle. Ollie
m 1st) John Thomas Riggins. Ollie d/o John Beegle b 1848 Greene
Co, TN & Sara Elizabeth Beard. (Tom Gahagan, 2001 & Gary Beegle,
In 2007, Julia Washam
posted this photo on Ancestry.com of Isaac Alexander Washam & Ollie Mae Beegle in Cairo,
Illinois dated 1938.
22.214.171.124.2.1A.5.1A.2.1. Herbert Isaac Washam
b 1910 Marshall Co, KY & m Mary Marie Harget. They lived in Cairo, IL.
Mary b 1 Apr 1926 Cairo, Alexander, IL & d 13 Sep 2001 in Cairo. Herbert d 1956.
(Julia Washam, 2007)
Herbert Eugene Washam "Duke" b 24 Sep 1945 of Cairo,
Alexander, Illinois & d 24 May 2005 Marion, IL. He m.
Yukie Tamaki "Hiromi" 6 Sep 1967 Naha, Okinawa. The 25 May 2005
CAIRO, Ill. - Herbert
Eugene "Duke" Washam, 59, of Cairo died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Veteran Affairs
Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Sep 24, 1945, in Cairo, son of C.W.
"Slick" and Mary M. Stevens. He and Yukie "Hiromi" Tamaki were married Sep 6, 1967
in Naha, Okinawa. Washam was owner and operator of Turf Pizza and Smith and Groves
Tavern. He also served with Cairo Police Department. He was a member of Cairo
Baptist Church, Cairo Elks Lodge 651, and a life member of Cairo VFW Post 2649. He
served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his
wife; a daughter, Lisa Rundles of Wickliffe, Ky.; a son, Stephen Washam of Cairo;
a brother, Billy Washam of Miller City, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. The funeral
will be Fri at Cairo Baptist Church, with Dr. Larry Potts officiating. Burial will
be in Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds, Ill., with military honors by Pulaski
County Memorial VFW Post 8891 of Mounds.
Billy Joe Washam b 13 Jan 1948 of Cairo, Alexander,
Illinois & d 15 Dec 2006 Miller
Alexander, IL. He m 1st) Julia Kristine Armstrong
& m 2nd) Donna C.
Photo of Billy Joe
Washam waiting for his date, Cairo, Illinois 1966 posted by Julia Washam on
Ancestry.com in 2007.
The 16 Dec 2006 Paducah Sun:
MILLER CITY, Ill. —
Billy Joe Washam, 57, of Miller City died at 2:50 a.m. Friday at Veterans Affairs
Medical Center in Marion. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr.
Washam was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2649 in Cairo. He was a
Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Masonic Lodge 237 AF&AM, Cairo; KIM Shrine
Club, Cairo; and Ainad Shrine Temple, East St. Louis. Mr. Washam was also a member
of Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge. Surviving are his wife, Donna C. Washam;
two daughters, Jennifer Washam and Rebecca Washam, both of San Antonio; two sons,
Scott Washam and Alex Washam, both of Miller City; and three grandsons. He was
preceded in death by his father, Herbert Washam; his mother, Mary Stevens; his
stepfather, C. W. Stevens; and one brother. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at
Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo with the Rev. Larry Miller officiating. Burial with
military rites will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds. Friends may call
after 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; Masonic rites are set for 8.
126.96.36.199.2.1A.5.1A.2.2. Hazel Washam b abt
188.8.131.52.2.1A.5.1A.2.3. Clarence George Washam b
30 Sep 1915 MO, US Army vet, d. 9 Feb 1964 & bur 12 Feb 1964 Mound City
National Cem, Mound City, Pulaski, Illinois.
184.108.40.206.2.1A.5.1A.3. Clarence Curfis Washam b 21 Apr 1882 Marshall Co, KY,
d 18 Jun 1907 & bur Waller Cem, Marshall Co, KY. He was age 25 yrs, 1 mo,
27 days old when he died unmarried.
220.127.116.11.2.1A.5.1A.4. James Dolphus Washam.
Middle name added. He was b 16 Dec 1884. He m Valina Gladys Walston 23 May 1926. Valina b 27 Sep 1889 &
d 13 Feb 1975 of Brewers, Marshall, KY.
18.104.22.168.2.1A.5.1A.4.1. Lauretta Josephine Washam b 28 Feb
1927 Marshall Co, KY m James Hurchell Walker. In 2005,
Lauretta was living in Metropolis, IL at Metropolis Nursing and Rehab Center. Lauretta
passed away 5 Nov 2009. She was living in East Liverpool, OH at the time and had been
there 5 weeks at the time of her death. (LaChelle Rick, 2011) James
Hurchell Walker b 4 Oct 1925 & d 21 Mar 1997. Their daughter, Mary LaChelle Walker
m 1st) Terry Lynn Fenwick. Mary m 2nd) James Lindell Rick, Jr. 30 Mar 1996. They have
two daughters; Mariah McKaye Rick b 18 Jan 2000 & Molly Brooke Rick b 27 Jun 2001.
(Mary LaChelle, 2005)
22.214.171.124.2.1A.5.1A.5. Lillie Hattie Washam should be Hattie Allie
Washam b 8 May 1887 Calloway, KY. She m Clint Peafore Anderson 15 Sep 1919. Clint b 16 Feb 1891 & d 7
Mar 1957. Hattie d 25 May 1977. Children: Virginia Anderson b 27 Apr 1914 m
Clifford Calvin McClain Houser 9 Mar 1933. Clifford b 6 Nov 1914 & d 2 Dec
1957. Virginia d 7 Aug 1977; Buddy Anderson b 25 Jul 1920 & d 25 Jul 1920;
James William Anderson b 22 May 1922 & d 23 Aug 1923 age 2 years, 3
months, 1 day.
126.96.36.199.2.1A.5.1A.6. Eugene Washam
m Mary Kooper Groves
instead of Cooper.
Mary b 2 Apr 1888 d/o J. W. Groves & Melissa Starks. Children: Shirley
Washam; Willie Olene “Lee” Washam b 13 Apr 1915; Hulen Eugene Washam b 9
Aug 1917 m Elnore Dale Young 17 Aug 1939 & had 4 children; Leo Washam b
20 Dec 1919; Murlen Conrad Washam b 5 Jun 1923 never married; Mary Joe Washam
b 24 Aug 1926; Marshall Edsel Washam "Toots."
Lee Washam b 2 Mar 1892 Benton, Marshall, KY m Eva Akin.
188.8.131.52.2.1A.5.1A.8. Additional child of Willis & Matilda Jane:
Dale Washam b 9 Sep 1895, d 4 Nov 1895 & bur Waller Cem, Marshall Co, KY
at age 1 month 25 days.
Willis & Melissa children:
184.108.40.206.2.1A.5.1B.1. Della Marie Washam
b 28 Feb 1904 m
Yates 3 Mar 1922. Clayton b 1898. Della d Aug 1976 & bur Memory Gardens,
Hope, Hempstead, AR. Clayton d 1982 & bur Forrest Lawn Cem, Pasadena, Los
Angeles, CA. Children: Rubena Marie Yates b 27 Jun 1923 & d 8 July 1927;
Hilda Lee Yates m Roy Lee Warren. Roy b 18 Oct 1922 AR & d 1982 CA.;
Albert Hamilton Yates; Billy Joseph Yates.
220.127.116.11.2.1A.5.2. William Othino L. Washam
m Barbara Jane Crawford
"Jennie" abt 1885. Barbara b 3 May 1856 d/o James Crawford &
Elizabeth Bean. Both are bur Crawford Cem., Graves Co, KY.
18.104.22.168.2.1A.5.2.1. Margie Dale Washam
b 30 Apr 1887 m
Holcomb 22 Mar 1903. William b 18 May 1876 & d 2 Feb 1927. Margie d 31 Aug
1969. Children: Masolette Holcomb; Dillard Hudson Holcomb; Willow Dean
Holcomb; Woodson Maco Holcomb; Elwood Neil Holcomb; James Walton Holcomb; and
Florence Zane Holcomb.
22.214.171.124.2.1A.5.2.2. Earl Prince Washam
b 8 Nov 1891 Graves, KY m 1st) Lottie B. Farmer who was b
24 Dec 1891, d 20 May 1973 & bur Maple Lawn Cem, Paducah, KY. Earl m 2nd) Bessie Anna Bahr 3 Nov 1928, her third marriage. Bessie b 28 Aug
1889 Carbondale, IL. (Jim K. Washam, 2000) Bess was the d/o Henry Bahr b 11 Jan 1863
& d. 29 Sep 1949. Her mother was Nancy Elizabeth Stansberry b 6 Nov 1866, d 11 Nov
1937. (Elizabeth Dean Bahr Crabtree, 2005) The Henry Bahr family is in the 1900 Paducah,
McCracken Co, KY census (ED 71, p31B) Bess m 1st) Percy Phillips Brockman 9 May 1906,
who d 24 Mar 1914. (Donald Jeline Musin, 2004) Bessie had 2 issue by Percy Brockman:
Raleigh L. Brockman b 12 Jun 1907 and Sarah Elizabeth Brockman b 9 Nov 1909. (Elizabeth
Dean Bahr Crabtree, 2005) She was City Treasurer in Paducah, KY for 12 years & a
member of DAR. Earl d 8 Oct 1957 & bur Oak Grove Cem, Paducah, KY. (Jim K. Washam,
2000) Bess m 2nd) James J. Howell who d. 12 Feb 1925. (Donald Jeline Musin, 2004)
Earl & Lottie child:
126.96.36.199.2.1A.188.8.131.52. Dorothy Louise Washam
b 24 May 1915 m James E. Tartt 3 Jul 1940. James b 7 Feb
1915 & d 29 Jan 1985 McCracken, KY. Dorothy Louise Washam & James E Tartt children: Thomas Edward Tartt m Molly Robbin Winslow &
Elizabeth Jane Tartt m James L Seymour. (Jim K Washam, 2000)
184.108.40.206.2.1A.5.2.3. Victor V Washam b 8 Sep 1893
m Florence and they were
div. She kept the children & their stepfather, who was a police officer,
adopted them. Victor d 23 Mar 1956. Children: Warren Washam & Barbara Jane
Washam. Barbara was accidentally shot when Warren was showing her a trick with
a police revolver by place the gun in the holster backward. It discharged.
Barbara was age 13.
220.127.116.11.2.1A.5.4. John Alexander Washam. Children should have numbers
18.104.22.168.2.1A.5.4A.1. through 22.214.171.124.1A.5.4A.8. as they were the children of his 1st wife)
Catherine Smith. His 2nd) wife Harriett Ellen Bridges was b 7 Aug 1876, d/o Sy
Anderson Bridges & Dealine Ann Rogers of Henry Co., TN, d 2 May 1941 &
bur Conyersville Cem, Henry Co, TN. (Jim K Washam, 2000) John A. &
Susan are bur Lyles Cem, Marshall Co, KY. From the Memorial Record of
Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 538-540 [Graves]:
A. WASHAM, a prosperous farmer near Mayfield, Graves Co, Kentucky, is a
representative citizen of the county and state. He is a native Kentuckian, and
has lived in the state all his life. Beginning his career with an abundance of
nothing but strength of body and purpose to succeed, he has progressed with
the years, and can now claim a fair and creditable amount of success in his
special line of endeavor. He has lived consistently with his ideas of right,
and has given his best efforts to the accomplishment of his ideals and the
duties which came to his lot. Family, home, his farm, citizenship and
religious, educational and social affairs have each received their due share
of attention and effort, and the result is a well rounded individual and a man
esteemed where ever known.
Mr. Washam's grandfather, Peter Washam, b in the state of Virginia, whence
he removed to Marshall Co, KY, where his son Isaac b, and where the latter has
made his home all his life, being a substantial and well known farmer of that
vicinity. For sixteen years he was a magistrate in the eighth district of
Marshall Co, and was also deputy clerk of the county. During the Civil war he
espoused the side of the Union, and in 1862 enlisted in the Fifteenth Kentucky
Cavalry and served during the remainder of the war. He was once taken
prisoner, and was confined in Fort Hyman. He has been a Republican in
politics, and he and his wife are members of the Methodist church. He married
Mary P. Ray, who was also born in Marshall county, and was a daughter of Hix
J. Ray, a native of NC and of English descent. She is deceased, but her
husband still enjoys fair health at the age of sixty-five years. They had a
family of twelve children: Willis A.; William O.; Lucella M., wife of John
Mathews is; John A.; James B.; Thomas K.; Benjamin C.; Fayett H.; Mary F.,
deceased, wife of D. Reed; Annie E., wife of Nelson Owens; and twins that died
John A. Washam b in Marshall Co, KY, August 3, 1862, and after his early
training and schooling he started out to make farming his life work. He has
been steadily engaged in this line of enterprise all his life, and from
nothing, through his good management, hard work and thrift, has become the
owner of a fine farm of eighty-six acres on the Wadeborough road, two and a
half miles from Mayfield. Mr. Washam is a Republican in politics, and he and
his wife are members of the Methodist church. October 21, 1885, he married
Miss Susan Smith, who b in Marshall county, Kentucky, and is a daughter of
James K. P. and Elizabeth (Lyles) Smith, who were both born in Marshall
county, and are still living, in Graves county, the former aged fifty-eight
years and the latter fifty-nine. Martin Lyles was the maternal grandfather of
Mrs. Washam, and Rachael Wyatt Lyles, her paternal grandmother, b in North
Carolina, and at the age of six years moved to Marshall county, and is still
living at the age of seventy-three, making her home with her son. Mrs. Washam
is one of thirteen children, as follows: John W., Susan C., Thomas W., Nancy
A., Mary E., Tina E., Ellword A. (deceased), Henry E., Nina H. (deceased),
Hardin L. and Mont E. (twins), Kirk (deceased), and Early L. Mr. and Mrs.
Washam have had the following children: Weslie C. (deceased), Carrie M.,
Clemie A., James C., Omer F., and Ransom B.”
Benjamin Calvin Washam m Nancy Elizabeth Holcomb.
Photo of Nancy Elizabeth
Holcomb Washam was submitted to Ancestry.com in the Looper Family Tree on 5 Apr 2009.
From Graves Co, KY Newspaper abstracts:
30 Aug 1907: Mr. B. C. Washam,
sick 2 weeks, able to be on streets again. His family has all been sick.
1907: Ben Washam has returned
from a visit to his family at Murray. He says his children had grown so large and fat
from getting plenty to eat that he scarcely knew them. He decided to let them remain
there for a while longer.
24 Sep 1907: Pandemonium
reigned in the Mayfield Post Office Sat. Morning for quite awhile. The big Democratic
rooster of Judge Hocker a very nervy fowl, walked in the back door of the post office
and crowed three times in a loud, shrill voice, which indicated a Democratic victory at
the Nov. election. Wallace Key, the big postmaster, Dick Boaz, the man at the window,
Jerry Mason, the man at the desk and 12 rural carriers all turned pale as death and
wondered what it all could mean. The cock crowed again and it seemed for awhile there
was no one in the house who had the nerve to drive the emblematic bird of liberty away
from the door. Finally Ben Washam drew his pistol, Norvice Harper picked up his double
barreled shotgun, Wallace Key leveled his cannon & the bird, seeing his danger, took
his flight over the fence with Ben Washam leading the gang swearing vengeance such
12 Dec 1907: Ben Washam one of
our rural mail carriers, has been at home several days complaining of rheumatism, while
his wife has been carrying the mail on his route. His little boy was heard to say Sat.
morning that his father enjoyed life better at home with rheumatism than if he were well
and carrying the route. From what the Messenger knows of him, the boy has got him down
Lindhurst Washam m Lawrence Lee Jones 25 Oct 1914.
Lawrence b 17 Mar 1892 Graves, KY & d 24 Apr 1975 Jackson, Madison, TN. In 1999 the
following article was found, author not identified:
On Oct 25, 1918, Lawrence
Lee Jones jumped out of bed and began his morning rituals in preparation for his day
at school, McFerrin College, Martin, Tennessee, where his calling to the Methodist
ministry had led him. After school, he would report to Uncle Samuel Holcomb's Produce
Company where he would work several hours to earn a very meager living for his wife,
Ruth Washam Jones, and son, Thomas Crawford Jones. Having married in 1914, Ruth had
already given birth to a son, Edgar Earnest, who died shortly after birth, then to
Thomas (Tom) and now was expecting her third child in four years. It was their fourth
anniversary when Lawrence asked Ruth, before he left for school, what she wanted for
an anniversary present. Her reply was "A little girl." And that is what she
got, Virginia Ruth Jones.
126.96.36.199.2.1A.5.7. 2. Cleybourne
Creal Washam d 14 Sep 1955 Lexington, Henderson, TN. Jessie
B. Jones b 23 Feb 1899 & d 24 Dec 1999 Lexington, Henderson, TN.
188.8.131.52.2.1A.5.7. 2.1. Joseph Thomas Washam b 21 Jul 1923, d 28 Dec 1965 Karnes, TX m Jewel Claire Martin. Jewel
m 2nd) Walter C. Busby 17
Jun 1978 Karnes, TX. Walter b 26 Jul 1921 of Karnes, TX is the son of Wylie L &
Lena M Busby. They lived in Kenedy, Karnes, TX.
184.108.40.206.2.1A.5.7. 2.2. Dorothy Faye Washam b 21 Aug 1924
of Decatur, TN m Mr. Nick and lived in of Floral City,
220.127.116.11.2.1A.5.7. 2.3. Roberta Sue Washam b 1926 of
Decatur, TN m Roy R. Anderson. The Jackson Sun, 12 Dec
Funeral services for Mrs.
Sue Anderson, 79, will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 11:00
AM at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Evans and Rev. Stan McDaniel
officiating. Interment will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Mrs. Anderson, a retired business owner and member of the First United Methodist
Church of Lexington, died early Sunday, December 11, 2005 at the Henderson County
Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Roy R.
"Monk" Anderson of Lexington; her two sons; Danny Roy Anderson and his
wife, Teresa, of Franklin and Tommy Anderson and his wife, Lori of Lexington; two
grandsons: Reid Anderson and Hunter Anderson; two step-granddaughters: Ashton
Deshazir and Lindsey Hardin; and two sisters: Mrs. Faye Nick of Palm Bay, FL and
Mrs. Linda Looper of Jackson. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 8:00
PM on Monday and Tuesday 9:00 AM until time of service at Pafford Funeral Home.
18.104.22.168.2.1A.5.7. 2.4. Wanda Maurine Washam b 1929 Decatur, TN & m Perry Green 31 Aug 1950 Hamilton Co, TN.
22.214.171.124.2.1A.5.7. 2.5. Nancy Belinda Washam "Linda"
b 3 Jan 1938 Lexington, Henderson, TN & m Fred Buford
126.96.36.199.2.1A.5.7. 3. Hubert
Wheeler Washam b 10 Dec 1898 & m Treva Tressa Key 1921.
Treva b 14 Jun 1906 TN & d. 25 Dec 1959.
188.8.131.52.2.1A.5.7. 3.1. Charles K. Washam b 12 Oct 1924 Murray, Calloway, KY & d 8
Aug 2005 Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona.
184.108.40.206.2.1A.5.7. 3.2. Martha Frances Washam b 6 Nov 1926
Calloway, KY m Donald Lawrence Osmus. Donald b 18 May
1923 & d Sep 1980 of Joliet, Will, Illinois.
220.127.116.11.2.1A.5.7. 3.3. Norma Eugene Washam b 6 May 1929
18.104.22.168.2.1A.5.7. 3.4. Anne Mary Washam "Anna" b
18 Feb 1931 Calloway, KY. Anne m 1st) Paul Lester Alexander b
7 Oct 1922. Anne m 2nd) John R Morrison in 1965. John
was b 9 Feb 1936.
22.214.171.124.2.1A.5.7.4. Clyde Norman Washam m Ruth Betty Petty
b 22 Sep 1906 & d 22 Jun 2003 Moneta, Bedford, VA.
126.96.36.199.2.1A.5.7.5. Mary Caroline Washam m John Allen Wheeler b 16 Dec 1904 & d Mar 1977 Memphis, TN.
188.8.131.52.2.1A.5.7.6. Robert Edward Washam m Livonia Fern Blankenship "Bonnie" 9 Mar 1962. Robert d
15 Mar 1999 Ballwin, Saint Louis, MO. Bonnie b 1923 & d 22 Dec 2002 Ellisville, St.
Louis, MO. Her obit appeared in the 26 Dec 2002, St Louis Post-Dispatch:
Washam, Livonia F. 'Bonnie'
(nee Blankenship Sappington), Sun, Dec 22, 2002; dear wife of the late Robert E.
Washam; dear mother of Robert W. Washam; dear sister of Alvis (Evelyn) Blankenship
& the late Clarence Blankenship; aunt of Floyd, William & David Blankenship
& Friend to many. Funeral service at Schrader Funeral Home, at Holloway, Ballwin,
Sun. Interment Gumbo Cem.
184.108.40.206.2.1A.5.7.7. Nancy Elizabeth Washam b 2 Nov 1915 Calloway, KY & m John Ed Covington 28 Dec 1935 Calloway, KY. John was b 27 Mar
1914 & d 21 Sep 1995 Murray, Calloway, KY. Nancy d 21 Mar 2002 Murray, Calloway,
Photo of Nancy
Elizabeth Washam and Robert Edward, children of Benjamin Calvin Washam & Nancy Elizabeth
Holcomb was submitted to Ancestry.com in the Looper Family Tree on 5 Apr 2009.
220.127.116.11.2.1A.5.7.8. Frances E Washam b 2 Nov 1915
18.104.22.168.2.1A.5.4.2. Carrie May Washam. Her first husband was
Barker instead of James Lee Barker m Sep 1922 Graves Co, KY. She m 2nd)
Charlie E Baker 10 Apr 1937 who was b 1899 & d 1959. They were divorced.
Carrie m 3rd) "Buck" Brittian 1954 who was b 1907. They were
divorced. Carrie bur Lyles Cem, Marshall Co., KY.
22.214.171.124.2.1A.5.4.3. Clemmie Atheria Washam
m Eddie Ray Murphey 12 Apr 1911
who was b 13 Apr 1886 & d 14 Dec 1953.
126.96.36.199.2.1A.188.8.131.52. Myrtle Marie Murphey b 23 Feb 1921
m James Elgin
Bradley 18 Mar 1945, d 27 Sep 1984 & bur Spence Chapel Cem, Graves Co,
KY. They had 4 children.
184.108.40.206.2.1A.220.127.116.11. Georgie May Murphey b 6 Jul 1912, d 8 Feb 1989
unmarried & bur Spence Chapel Cem, Graves Co, KY.
18.104.22.168.2.1A.5.4.5. Oma Elizabeth Washam. Husband's name is
Winfred Hendrick instead of Henricks. They had one son, Parvin Wilson
Hendrick b 25 Feb 1914 & d 13 Jun 1932. Parvin was killed fighting over
a girl. He and his parents are bur Hardmoney Cem, Graves Co, KY.
22.214.171.124.2.1A.5.4.6. Ransom B Washam. Another child: Barbara Ann Washam b
5 Jan 1941 d in Dallas, TX. She was estranged from the family. The family
were not notified until the day she was cremated and buried.
Terry Washam m Cluster Jo Lawrence.
K Washam "Jim" b 1 Apr 1938 Mayfield, Graves, KY m Betty Jean Lee. Jim was a very experienced genealogist
and a major contributor to Washam and Worsham family research. Jim died 19 May 2004
Goldsboro, Wayne, NC. Jim's obituary:
"Goldsboro - Mr. Jimmy K Washam, 66, of 284 Combs Road, died Wednesday
at his home. A
native of Graves County, Kentucky, Mr. Washam was the son of
the late John Terry Washam and Cluster Jo Lawrence Washam. For 18 years, he
was a broadcaster with WGBR Radio Station and was known as "Jim
Kent." Mr. Washam was an ordained minister and had served 11 years as a
chaplain for Wayne Memorial Hospital. He had worked with American General
Insurance Company and had taught at Wayne Community College for 2 years. Mr.
Washam was a member of New Life Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Jim Turbyfill and Rev. Dade Sherman officiating. Interment
will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Pikeville Cemetery.
Mr. Washam is survived by his wife, Betty Lee Washam; his sons, James
Kenneth Washam and wife, Lynnette of Fremont, Terry Lee Washam of Raleigh,
William Donald Washam of Greensboro and Clifford Earl Washam and wife,
Melissa of Charlottesville, VA; his sisters, Carol Walker of Boaz, KY and
Ginger Washam of Boaz, KY; five grandchildren, Tracy Owens, Trina Owens, Tia
Owens, Amanda Allison, Jessica Washam and Anthony Washam; and his
great-granddaughter, Julia Beth Allison.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to New Life Baptist Church
Building Fund, 800 S. Harding Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
The family will greet friends Sunday following the service at Seymour
Funeral Home and other times at his residence."
126.96.36.199.2.1A.5.4.8. Lucy Lee Washam & Earl Treas had a daughter Bety
Jean Treas who m Gaylon Freeman. They have a daughter Theresa Gale Freeman
who m 1st) Michael Alexander (div) & m 2nd) Dennis Jack Lortie. Teresa
& Dennis have one daughter: Meredeth Renee Lortie.
188.8.131.52.2.1A.5.5. James Bazzell Washam. Middle name is Basil not Bazzell.