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1.5.5A.2B.3. Elizabeth H. Worsham b abt 1815 AL m Pleasant S. Gilbert 24 Sep 1833 Washington Co., AL. Pleasant was b 1799 & was a Physician in Gilbertown, Choctaw Co., AL 1850-60. Pleasant had previously been m as their first three children were b between 1828 & 1830. Gilbert children by first marriage: O. B. Gilbert should be Orlanus B. Gilbert; Plotinus Gilbert instead of Balomas according to Peggy Morphew, 1999.
1.5.5A.2B.4. James Albert Worsham b 5 Jun 1817 Washington Co, AL m Maria Grimes (pictured) 2 Jul 1844 Washington Co, AL. She was born 11 Jun 1823 and died 24 May 1912 Hopkins Co, TX. Maria Grimes was the d/o Wm. S. & Ashe Page Grimes. (USGENWEB by Christine Grimes Thacker, 2001, Grimes Marriages in Alabama 1820-1934) Picture from "Cousins By The Dozens" by Billie Neal Anderson II and edited by Marynell Bryant, 1982. According to Pioneers of Hopkins Co, TX: "James and his wife came to Texas in 1853 with a company consisting of more than 100 families from Alabama and Virginia and settled near Elysian Fields in Harrison and Panola Counties. James served during the Civil War in the Confederacy under General Magruder as a private in Company D of the First Cavalry, Texas State Troops, from August, 1863, until February, 1864. In the late fall following the Civil War, James and his wife sold their farm in Panola Co and headed for Hunt Co, where they planned to buy a black land cotton farm. Maria was traveling ahead with their daughters in a buggy. James and the boys followed in a wagon loaded with their household furnishings. They camped on Rock Creek near Col Weaver's place when an early snow fell. He invited them to move into his empty slave quarters until the weather cleared. While waiting for better weather, they decided that Hopkins Co. would be a good place to settle, so they bought property which was later known as the Peck Place. They later bought a farm in the Union community and also a place in the Gafford Chapel area."
1.5.5A.2B.4.1. Asha Ellen Worsham "Osha" d 27 Mar 1889 Hopkins, TX. William Van Zandt Anderson b Elysian Fields, Harrison, TX & d 21 Jul 1923 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, TX.
Duplin County, NC Digital Library; Duplin County, NC, 2004: 2.71501, Jesse Grimes Letters: Duplin County, NC - William Grimes Papers, Page 1, The following notations were taken from the account ledger used by William Grimes and later used by William S Grimes and from letters and papers found In the effects of Wm S Grimes. A Letter to Wm S Grimes dated November 18, 1906 at Coleman, Texas and signed Bertie contained the following information:
Sydney Matthews, 2009, sent this photo that she believes is Asha Ellen Worsham.
Children: Albert Lawrence Anderson, William Frank Anderson, Ada Benlah Anderson, Asha Anderson, Hattie M Anderson, Annie C Anderson, Jerry Eben Anderson, Mary Inez Anderson, Benjamin H Anderson & Betty Ellen Anderson.
1.5.5A.2B.4.3. Mary Elizabeth Worsham born 16 Nov 1846 Washington Co, AL was the daughter of James Albert Worsham and Maria Grimes. Mary's first husband, shown with her in picture to left, was Wade Hampton Anderson born 7 Mar 1844 Elysian Fields, Harrison Co, TX. He served the Confederacy with Terrell's regiment of the 34th Texas Cavalry. The photograph on the right is Mary E. Worsham & her second husband William Lindley Gafford with her granddaughter, Bennie Anderson.
Pictures from "Cousins by the Dozens, The Story of the Andersons", by Billie Neal Anderson II, edited by Marynell Anderson Bryant, Sep 20, 1982 Sulphur Springs, TX, Echo Pub. Co, p 45
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