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1.5.5A.2B.10.1. Mary Elizabeth Worsham b 14 Jun
1863 Washington Co, AL. (16-1880) d 28 Oct 1938 Henderson Co, TX. Her husband James
Lafayette Townley "Fate" b 22 Sep 1852 Van Zandt Co, TX d 14
Feb 1927 Pleasant Ridge, Van Zandt, TX s/o Timothy B Townley & Malinda
Amanda Hobbs. He m 1st) Silvia L Huddleston 1 Jan 1877 Van Zandt Co, TX. He
is in the 1880 Henderson Co, TX census, p 146B Precinct No 3, Goshen. He is
age 27 b TX and his first wife is S L age 24 with a son R. L. Townley age 1 b
TX. James was a Postmaster for the Murchison Post Office, Henderson Co, TX on
16 Nov 1893. He is age 46 b. Sep 1853 in the 1900 Henderson Co, TX census. & Mary E is age
36 b Jun 1863 AL, married 16 years, 9 children born 8 living.
They are on the 1910 Henderson Co, TX, JP 4 voting Precinct 21 ED 16 Sh 4B 159B
living on Murchison Road at Athens Road. He is age 56 Married twice m 24
Years, Blacksmith Shop & she is Mary age 48 9 children born 8 living b AL.
They are on the 1920 Henderson Co, TX Murchison Twp, JP4, VP 21, ED 20, Sh
11A, Shady Grove Road. He is age 65 Owner b TX, Farmer, General farm and she is
age 55 b AL. She is age 67, widow, married at age 20 b AL & living with her
son, Nugent Townley in the 1930 Henderson Co, TX census. (David Stoval, 2003)
Mary & James are bur in Red Hill Cem, Henderson Co, TX. Her marker reads
14 Jun 1863.
1.5.5A.2B.10.1.1 Esther J Townley
b 12 Feb 1885 Henderson Co, TX
(15-1880) m Hugh Jones & d 15 May 1975 Athens, Henderson, TX (Social
Security Death Index) Esther & her husband are bur in Red Hill Cem,
Henderson Co, TX. Esther kept a card that had "Esther" printed in
glitter on the front and on the back, it said "given to me by my
grandmother Worsham." The card is very old. Esther lived in Murchison and
Emhouse and Corsicana, TX. (David Stover, 2003)
1.5.5A.2B.10.1.2. James Eustance Townley b 2 Jan 1887 Henderson Co., TX
(13-1900 b Jan 1887 as Eustice; 21-1910) According to FamilySearch.com he m 1st)
Mildred Odell & m 2nd) Erba Moss & d Oct 1980 Hughes Springs, Cass, TX.
(Social Security Death Index)
1.5.5A.2B.10.1.3. Mierdica Clyde Townley b Aug 1888 Henderson Co, TX
(11-1900; 24-1910 as Mordicia) m Alma Bingham abt 1914 Henderson Co, TX.
Alma b 18 Dec 1891. He is Clide M Townley age 39 renter & farmer on the
1930 Henderson Co, TX, Murchison Village with wife, Alma Townley age 38 b TX.
Children J C Townley (son) age 12- b TX) & Joe M Townley (dau) age 7 b
TX. Clyde died 23 Mar 1961 (David Stovall, 2003) & Alma d Feb 1974
(Social Security Death Index).
1.5.5A.2B.10.1.4. Verdie Townley b Jun 1890 Henderson Co., TX (9-1900;
1.5.5A.2B.10.1.5. Pleasant Nugent Townley "Noodle"
"Nuke" & "Paul" b. Nov 1892 Henderson Co, TX (7-1900
as Neugent’ 10 1910 as Nugent P; 24-1920 as Pleasant N) He is age 34 owner
of a Blacksmith Shop $1000.00 single. His brother Kirby and his mother, Lizzie
is living with him. According to an entry in FamilySearch he m Tina Cooner
but David Stover stated, he died unmarried. He and his brother always lived
together) He d 22 Mar 1986 (Social Security Death Index as Paul) in a nursing
home Athens, Henderson, TX & bur Red Hill Cem., Henderson Co., TX.
1.5.5A.2B.10.1.6. Jewell Townley
b Jan 1895 Henderson Co, TX (5-1900;
14-1910) m. Eustace Burgany
1.5.5A.2B.10.1.7. Kirby Townley b Nov 1896 Henderson Co, TX (3-1900 as Keirby; 12-1910 as Kirby; 18-1920 as Kirby) He is Kirby Townley single &
owner of a Blacksmith shop on the 1930 Murchison Village, Henderson Co, TX
cens. He is living with his brother Nugent & mother Lizzie. He d 9 Feb
1983 & bur Red Hill Cem, Henderson Co, TX unmarried.
1.5.5A.2B.10.1.8. Bonnie May Townley b Aug 1899 Muchison, Henderson, TX (9
months-1900; 10-1910 as Bonny M; 18-1920 as Bonnie M) m Roy Taylor & d
12 Dec 1998 Murchison, Henderson, TX. (Social Security death Index) They are
in the 1930 Henderson Co., TX census, Murchison Village. He is age 31 renter b
TX on Tractor Man County Roads & Bonnie is age 28 b TX with a daughter Dan
Royce Taylor age 6 months b TX.
Jeremiah Pleasant Worsham & Lulu Smith in picture
married 25 Mar 1896. He attended Barnes Medical School in St Louis, MO in 1895
& transferred to Southwest Medical School in Dallas, TX where he graduated
with honors in 1904. Jeremiah, born in Washington Co, AL, was a son of Pleasant
Lee Worsham who served the Confederacy as a 1st Lieut and later was the sheriff
of Washington Co, AL. First picture from Navarro County History, vol. II, 1978, p274 &
from Beula Worsham
This photo was
contributed by Maxine Worsham and was published by the 1984 Navarro
County Historical Society. The photo caption:
P. Worsham Home
plat for the townsite, where Emhouse is now, was drawn up in 1906. The Dr. Worsham house
was one of the first houses built in Emhouse. The Worsham family in the picture consisted
of Mrs. (Lula) Worsham, Elbert, Una, Jerry, Joe, and Raymond.
photograph, titled Dr J P Worsham and Family, is from Navarro Co. History, vol 5, 1985, p235:
"Jeremiah Pleasant Worsham was born in Alabama and moved
with his family to Henderson County, TX when six years of age. In 1895 he
entered Barnes Medical College in St. Louis, Missouri and was graduated with
honors from Southwestern Medical College, Dallas, in 1904. He practiced near
Murchison and then moved to King Willow. Within a few years he settled in
Emhouse where he remained until 1925 and then moved to Barry. He and his wife,
the former Lula Smith of Alma, reared six children and participated in church,
school and community affairs."
card, ca 1915. Photographer W. R. Meador ? - Oklahoma. Several doctors listed on back for
identification. John Lockart Drug Store; Bud Lockhart at EmHouse; Dr. Briscow; Dr.
Worsham. View with pharmacist filling a prescription, Davis Mentholized Beans box on
counter, postcard rack, and tons of apothecary bottles.
1.5.5A.2B.10.2.3. Thomas Elbert Worsham. He m 2nd)
Georgia Davada Lane b 8 Jul 1907 of Bryan, OK & d 26 Dec 1994 in Lubbock,
His picture is
in the 1919 Corsicana High School, Corsicana, Navarro Co, TX yearbook:
Elbert Worsham (Emhouse) "His eyebrow dark and eye of fire, showed spirit proud and prompt to ire, Yet lines of thought upon his cheek, Did deep design and council speak."
Children of Thomas & Davada: Frank Machelle
Worsham, Shirley Ann Worsham & Karen Sue Worsham.
1.5.5A.2B.10.2.4. Raymond Worsham. His photo was published in the Navarro County History vol 12, 1978, Navarro Co. Historical Society, Taylor Pub Co., p275
with his three grandchildren (daughters of Sarah Louise Worsham), Holley, Kelley & Brian Hinkle.
Jeremiah Pleasant Worsham "Jerry". In 1961
Corsicana, he is listed as teaching Speech and History. Jerry Worsham, Barry
native and longtime Snyder High School drama director, passed away on May 15, 2000 in
Lubbock. Obituary submitted by Don Brownlee Mar 2002
Services will be held
Friday, May 19, 2000, at
10:00 a.m., at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will
be in Pattison Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday at Griffin-Roughton. A public memorial service will also be held at Scurry
County Coliseum in Snyder on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 3:00 p.m.
A graduate of the
University of North Texas, Worsham began his long teaching career at Corsicana High
School. He left Corsicana to serve his country in the United States Navy during the
early 1960?s, and moved to Snyder in 1966. At Snyder, Worsham led his students to a
record in 13 state championships in one-act play competition, earning a distinction
as the most successful theater director in U.I.L. history. In fact, Worsham's record
is unmatched by any coach or director of any sport or activity in Texas
Jerry's father Raymond and
identical twin brother James, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother,
Geneva Worsham of Barry; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Lee and Jody
Worsham of Nacogdoches and Charles and Gilda Worsham of Barry; three sisters and two
brothers-in-law, Rayneva and Aubry Marr and Patsy and Raymond Gorden of Barry and
Sarah Hinkle of Fort Worth; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He is also
survived by an extensive "Snyder family" of current and former students who
participated in his drama programs.
In lieu of flowers, the
family is requesting donations to the Jerry P. Worsham Drama Education Foundation,
in care of the Snyder National Bank, 1715 25th Street, Snyder, Texas 79549. The
primary purpose of the foundation will be the funding of educational programs for
Former Snyder High School
students will serve as pallbearers.
Home, Corsicana, Texas
Austin American Statesman,
17 May 2000
Jerry Worsham, Barry
native and longtime Snyder High School drama director, passed away on May 15, 2000,
in Lubbock. Services will be held Friday, May 19, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. Thursday at GriffinRoughton. A public memorial service will also be held
at Scurry County Coliseum in Snyder on Saturday, June 17, 2000, at 3:00 p.m. A
graduate of the University of North Texas, Worsham began his long teaching career at
Corsicana High School. He left Corsicana to serve his country in the United States
Navy during the early 1960s, and moved to Snyder in 1966. At Snyder, Worsham led his
students to a record 13 state championships in one-act play competition, earning a
distinction as the most successful theater director in U.I.L. history. In fact,
Worsham's record is unmatched by any coach or director of any sport or activity in
Texas interscholastic history.
Jerry's father, Raymond
and identical twin brother, James preceded him in death. He is survived by his
mother, Geneva Worsham of Barry; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Lee and
Jody Worsham of Nacogdoches and Charles and Gilda Worsham of Barry; three sisters
and two brothers-in-law, Rayneva and Aubry Marr and Patsy and Raymond Gorden of
Barry and Sarah Hinkle of Fort worth; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He
is also survived by an extensive
of current and former students who participated in his drama programs. In lieu of
flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Jerry P. Worsham Drama Education
Foundation, in care of the Snyder National Bank, 1715 25th Street, Snyder, Texas
79549. The primary purpose of the foundation will be the funding of scholarships and
the advancement of educational programs for drama students. Former Snyder High
students will serve as pallbearers.
1.5.5A.2B.10.2.6. Joe Worsham m Rebecca Maxine Keathley. This picture
was published in the Navarro County History vol 12, 1978, Navarro Co. Historical Society, Taylor Pub Co., p275.
1.5.5A.3.1.2. James Worsham did not have the middle name Bladon. His wife's
father was Bladon Cawley; therefore he is just James Worsham. His son
1.5.5A188.8.131.52. is James Bladon Worsham, Sr. and his son, 1.5.5A.184.108.40.206.5. is
James Bladon Worsham, Jr.
1.5.5A.3.2.1. Insert child. Eliza
Worsham b abt 1826 of Washington Co, AL. (34-1860; 53-1880) Eliza m Basil
Everett 16 Oct 1845 Washington Co, AL. In FamilySearch, Basil
Everett was b 16 Sep 1824, GA s/o Jehu Everett & Mary Jones. He & Eliza
had children: Rachel Everett b 1852 AL & Polly Everett b 1856 AL. Basil Everett served in the
Confederate Army in Company F, 11 Texas Infantry as a private. Basil Everitt
& Eliza are on the same page of the 1860 Redland, Sabine, TX census as her
sister Catherine Jordan.
Worsham b abt 1828 MS m 2nd) Tennessee Defee
d/o William (b abt 1800 TN) & Nancy Ann Defee (b abt 1810 TN). Tennessee was
b 29 Jan 1845 San Augustine, TX.
child. Catharine Worsham b abt 1833 of Washington Co, AL.
(16-1850; 27-1860) Catherine m Erastus L
Jordon b abt 1832 AL.
1.5.5A.3.2.4. William Simeon Worsham
1st) Martha Ann Drawhorn b 9 Dec 1850 Rosevine,
TX d/o Jesse Drawhorn & Martha Jo Anna Murphy. He m 2nd) Sarah
Jane Drawhorn 14 Mar 1880 Sabine Co, TX who was b 10 Apr 1848 San Augustine Co,
TX d/o Jesse Drawhorn & Martha JoAnn Murphy. (Ancestry World Tree Project by Dale Rubel, 2004) Sarah had previously m Joseph Franklin Ford 22 Dec 1865 San Augustine Co.,
TX. Simeon & Sarah are in the 1880 Sabine Co., TX age 32 with her children: Joseph A.
Ford age 12, Robert L. Ford age 9, Jessie Ford age 5. After Simeon died she m 3rd) Mr.
Simeon & Martha children:
Jane Worsham "Mattie" b 12 Apr 1870 Tebo, Sabine Co, TX (10-1880) m Daniel Hornbeck Easley "Dan" 28 Dec 1890 Hemphill, Sabine, TX & d 5
Jan 1954 Smithville, TX. They are on the 1910 Zavala Co, TX census, p 259B. Daniel is age
49 b TX m2, m 21 years & Mattie is age 40 m 21 years 5/0.
Picture of Martha published by Wilbur Hester on Ancestry.com, 2008.
Children: (Post on Easley-List by Pam Boyer,
rec'd from Laura Perry, 2005)
Edith Easley b 10 Aug 1891 Hemphil, Sabine, TX & d 16 Mar 1949 Rosanky, Bastrop,
Daniel Webster Easley b 27 Jan 1893 of Bastrop, Texas & d
7 Jan 1952 Bastrop, Bastrop, TX.
Willie Ethel Easley b 25 Feb 1896 Texas & d 27 Nov 1973
Lockhart, Caldwell, TX.
I D Easley b abt 1906 TX.
Vergie Gladys Easley b abt 1909 TX.
1.5.5A.3.2.4A.2. Mary Lillian Worsham "Lillie" b 22
Aug 1872 (8-1880) d 16 Feb 1944 Sabine Parish, LA. Lillie m Asbury S
Byrd who was b 23 Nov 1866 Nacogdoches Co., TX s/o Leonard Byrd & Lucy Owens.
They are in the 1910 Sabine Parish, LA census. Asbury is age 43 b TX & Lillie is age
37. He d 2 Apr 1925. Both are bur Ft Jessup Cem, Sabine Parish, LA.
Children: Harvey Leander Byrd; Ada Lee Byrd;
Allie Byrd; Mattie May Byrd; Roy Byrd; Willie Byrd; Lucy Ann Byrd; Lena Byrd (Ancestry
World Tree Project by Joe C. Sanders, 2002)
1.5.5A.3.2.4A.3. Jessie Worsham b Jun 1876 (5-1880)
Simeon and Sarah child:
Washam b Apr 1881 TX who is in the 1900 Sabine Co, TX census in the home of Jessie
Ford b Jan 1875 & Jane S Meadow b Jan 1848 TX. She m Joseph
McBrown 14 Jul 1900 San Augustine Co, TX. (San Augustine Co, TX marriages FHL
A Worsham. (9-1850; 18-1860; 31-1880; 54-1900) According to Myrt
Brakhage, 2001, her grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Worsham, daughter of William
and Nancy Horton, and wife of Henry Albert Moore. "Years ago, I talked to
Stella Worsham, wife of Robert Edward Lee Worsham, in Ada, OK. Not much to go
on, but she did say William had a sister Mary, who m William Alford." Very
near William Worsham in the 1880 Precinct 6, Fannin Co, TX cens. is Wm. Alford
age 31 b AL, his wife Mary A. age 35 b AL & their dau. Ida age 7 b LA. In
the 1900 Lamar Co, TX census is Mary Alford b Aug 1846 AL a widow.
Worsham, the son of John Worsham & Penelope Page. He may be William
Worsham on p 781, paragraph 1.
Augustus Lafayette Worsham "Gustavas"
b 1 Apr 1850 Choctaw, AL & d 18 Jan 1899 Scurry, TX. Augustus did not marry Harriet
R. Miller, his brother Darius "Derst" did. Harriet was misplaced along with the
children of Darius (see Darius below). Carol Hardin, 2006, wrote:
"I am in contact
with one of the grandchildren of Robert and Addie (Worsham) Binnion. She states that
Addie's parents were Augustus L. (Lafayette I think its spelled) and Eliza Van Sykle.
Augustus' father was John."
Augustus m Eliza Melvina
VanSickle 17 Jun 1877 Hunt, Texas. (Hunt Co, TX Mrgs, A L WARSHAM, E M VANSICKLE, Bk C, p 110) Eliza b Dec 1860 Nebraska. They are in the 1880 Wise
Co, TX census as A. Warsham & wife Eliza age 17. Augustus was bur Jan 1899 in Canyon Cem, Scurry
Co, TX (Worsham, A L, 4-1-1850, 1-18-1899).
Eliza is in the 1900 Scurry Co, TX
census as E M Worsham b 12/1860, a widow female who had 12 children & 10 were still
living. In 1910 Eliza Worsham was living in Pittsburg Co, OK & in 1920 Eliza Worsham is in
Morenci, Greenlee Co, AZ.
Addie L Worsham b Apr 1878 Wise, TX and m
Robert Gilmore Binnion.
Elmer E Worsham b Feb 1881 Wise, Texas and d bef 1920.
He m Leath Louise Miller 5 Aug 1907 Chickasaw Nation,
Carter, Indian Territory.
Will Worsham b Feb 1884 Wise, TX.
John J Worsham b Feb 1886 Wise, TX and m
Bonnie C Sargent, the daughter of Claud S and Alice
Carl Worsham b 16 Dec 1887 Wise, TX & d 29 Jul 1888 Wise,
TX. In Sweetwater Cem, Wise Co, TX: #334, Worsham Carl, Dec 16, 1887 - Jul 29, 1888 Son
of A.L. & E.M.
1.5.5A.220.127.116.11. Grover Cleavland Worsham b 2 May 1888
Decatur, Wise, TX & d 14 Jun 1945 in Pittsburg, OK. He is in the 1900 Scurry
Co, TX census as Grover b May 1888 TX. Grover is in the 1910 Pittsburg Co, OK
About 1916 Grover m
Willie Lee Murray. Willie b 25 Feb 1894 & d 1 Nov
1970. Grover Cleavland Worsham was in Pittsburg Co, OK when he registered for the World
War I Draft, at the time he was employed as a blacksmith, was tall had blue eyes black hair & his wife
was of poor health. In 1920 Grover C Worsham was age 30, a blacksmith coal miner and
lived in Dow, Pittsburg Co, OK. In 1930 Grover C Worsham lived in McAlester,
Pittsburg Co, OK and was employed as an auto repairman.
Grover and Willie are bur in Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg Co, OK
Plot Sec 26.
Marjorie Elizabeth Worsham "Margie" "Eliza" b 23 Sep 1917
Dow, Pittsburg, OK & d 15 Aug 1985 McAlester, Pittsburg, OK. She m
Thomas b 7 Oct 1911 McAlester, OK & d 22 Jan 1991 McAlester, OK.
Augustus C Worsham "Gus" b 19 Aug 1919 in Pittsburg, OK
& d 3 Sep 1966 in Pittsburg, OK. He m Margaret Pauline Funston
b 20 Apr 1921 Los Angeles, CA & d 24 Apr 2005 Claremore, Rogers, OK. Gus
registered for the WW II draft 28 Nov 1942 in Oklahoma City, OK.
George Murray Worsham b abt 1923 Pittsburg, OK.
Clarence Richard Worsham b 25 Apr 1890 Decatur, Wise, TX &
d 1 Apr 1940 Crystal City, Zavala, TX.
Carry Augusta Worsham b Mar 1892 in Decatur, Wise, TX.
Samuel Roy Worsham b 21 Dec 1893 Decatur, Wise, TX & d 18
Dec 1950 in Contra Costa, CA. CA death records has Samuel Roy Worsham b
12/21/1893, mother= VanVicle.
Catherine Worsham "Kate" b 21 Mar 1898 Decatur,
Wise, TX & d 1 Mar 1990 in McAlester,
Pittsburg, OK. She m Arthur Bunyon "Bun" Guise. Photo
Written by Daphne on back of photo: "Uncle Bunyeon "Bun"
Guise Summer - 1920's or 1930's Aunt Kate Uncle Bun died in 1941 or 42. Buried in
Arcadia Okla Lived in Slick, Okla "Shot while riding horse""
Waldon Worsham b 18 Jul 1899 Scurry, TX & d Jul 1966 Ajo,
Darius Worsham "Derst" b Mar 1854 Choctaw AL. (7-1860;
Children: (were listed under
Augustus Worsham (1.5.5A.3.2.7.)
Ella Mae Worsham b 9 Apr 1879 Bell, Texas & d 30 Dec
1945 in Austin, Travis, Texas.
Nettie Lilly West Worsham b 25 Apr 1881 Hunt, Texas, & d 21
Dec 1956 Purcell, McClain, OK
Harriet Annie Worsham
Arthur Theodore Worsham b 26 Oct 1896 Palo Pinto, Texas, &
d 13 Nov 1973 Sweetwater, Nolan, TX.
1.5.5A.3.2.9. (was 1.5.5A.3.2.8.)
Darius Worsham b abt 1853 Choctaw, AL (7-1860) m 1st)
unknown. Darius m 2nd) Harriet
R. Miller 4 Jul 1875 Hopkins Co, TX. Her name is Mrs H R Grider. She had m 1st) Robert F. Grider. Harriet was
the dau of William Miller & Martha Henderson. The 1900 Callahan Co., TX census has D?
(unreadable) Worsham b Mar 1854 AL, m 24 yrs & his wife is Harriet R. b
Jul 1839 TN, m 24 yrs, 4 children, 4 living. The mrg matches that of Darius and
Harriet. Four children are listed, however, Lizzie born Oct 1871 was before the
mrg of Darius and Harriet. Also in the household are two other children, both
listed as nephews: Arthur Worsham b Oct 1896 TX & Dee Neloberry? b Aug 1887?
TX. Arthur Worsham’s parents were both b in TX which indicates he is not a
son of Harriet (b TN). However, the orbit. of their daughter, Nettie Lilly
Worsham Wood, mentions a brother, Arthur Worsham of Sweetwater, TX. (Edie Leitch, 2002) Harriet Worsham’s Nolan Co, TX death record, has her b 31 Jul
1839, age 72 yr, 11 mo, 29 day, b TN, parents William Miller b Ireland &
Martha Henderson b TN, & witness D. Worsham of Sweetwater, TX.
Child of Darius:
b Oct 1871 TX. (28-1900)
Children of Darius & Harriett:
(Add children under Augustus Worsham to Darius Worsham)
1.5.5A.3.2.9B.1. Ella Mae Worsham b 9 Apr 1879 Bell, TX & d 30 Dec 1945 Austin,
Travis, TX. Her death certificate has her father as John Worsham and her residence
as Irion Co, TX. She m William Culver Holcomb 17 Nov
1902 in Abilene, Taylor, TX. William b 7 Jul
1875 Belton, Bell, TX & d 22 Nov 1956 Big Lake, Reagan, TX.
The picture on the left was taken
in Sweetwater, TX and dated 1923. In
picture (not in order) are William Holcomb, Clara M Worsham Holcomb, William Holcomb Jr, Letha Holcomb, Arthur T & Ella Worsham &
children. The young girl is probably Dora Mae Worsham born 4 Aug 1920 and the baby is
probably Helen Faye Worsham b 22 Apr 1924. Therefore, the photo was probably taken in
1924. The picture on the right was taken at Big Lake, TX and includes William
Holcomb Jr, Letha Holcomb Berham, Willey Holcomb, William Holcomb Sr, Mary Holcomb, Ella Mae Worsham. Pictures are from
Carolyn Hughes Stevens, 1998.
Willie Mae Holcomb b 4 Feb 1904 Abilene, Taylor, TX.
Mary Lu Holcomb b 2 Oct 1907 Merkel, TX.
Letha Eloise Holcomb b 4 Feb 1911 Throckmorton, TX.
William Culver Holcomb b 10 Feb 1915 Seminole, OK.
1.5.5A.3.2.9B.2. Nettie Lilly Worsham
b 25 Apr 1881 Hunt Co, TX & m John Calvin Wood.
(Edie Leitch, 2002) Edie Leitch wrote that he has his great grandmothers, Nettie
Worsham, Memorial book from her funeral. His grandmother, Nola Hobbs, filled out
the pages. She wrote that Darius Worsham and Harriet Miller are Nettie's
parents. She has also noted the date of death for Darius as Jan 1918. Nettie Lilly Worsham d 21 Dec 1956 Purcell, OK, bur 22 Dec 1956
Hillside Cem, Purcell, OK. She m 1st) John Calvin Wood "J C" b 4 Feb 1876, d 1965 Purcell, OK, bur Hillside Cem, Purcell, OK. He
was the s/o Elzie Lafayette Wood (1852-) & Leanda Elizabeth (Lenara) White m 1900 Sweetwater, TX. Children of Nettie: Effie Elizabeth (1901-), Clayton
Jackson (1903-1992), Nola Mae (1905-1994), Thelma Lois (1908-2001), Josephine
(1910-1996), Calvin Barnard (1912-1961), Charles Watson (1914-2000), Bessie
Marie (1916-2000), Virgil Lafayette (1919-), Robert Randolph (1922-1923). (Edie
Leitch, 2002) Edie Leitch provided her obit
from an unknown newspaper:
"Saturday Services For Nettie Wood, Dies Fri In
McCurdy Hospital. Funeral Services for Nettie Lilly Wood, 75, were held Sat in
the Yoakum church chapel with Rev. David Mayo officiating. Mrs. Wood died Fri,
Dec 21 in the McCurdy Memorial hospital. Born in Hunt co, Texas, she moved to
Purcell a year ago with her husband J. C. Wood, who survives her. The Woods were
married in Sweetwater, TX, in 1900. She had been a member of the Pentecostal Holiness
Church for 40 years. Other Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Effie Willingham,
Mrs. Nola Hobbs, Mrs. Thelma Powers, all of Purcell; Mrs. Joseph Powers of
Chandler, Mrs. Bessie Cavin of Clayton, N. M., and Mrs. Virgie Wood of Norman;
three sons, Clayton of San Bernardino, Calif., Calvin of Oklahoma City and
Charles of Lexington. Twenty six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also
survive in addition to a brother, Arthur Worsham of Sweetwater, TX, and a
sister, Mrs. Annie Steps of Odessa, TX. Bearers were Russell Conklin, Russell
Brumfield, W. U. Stephens, Chester McDonald, Mr. McNabb and Joe Pritchett.
Burial was in Hillside Cem."
Edie Leitch also furnished the following article Nettie wrote
and sent to unknown newspaper in 1926 or 1927:
"Has Much To Be Thankful
For, Says Reader, Mrs. Nettie Wood, Lexington, Ok. I used to write to the
cousins' page in 1893; then I wrote in 1905. Have read The Farm News when a
child. I have been married almost twenty-seven years and am the mother of ten
children, nine living. My baby boy has gone to be with Jesus. He left me when
almost 1 year old. October, 1923. I know what sorrow is. I have four boys and
three girls at home, one girl working away from home. One is married. I have two
Grandchildren, yet life holds much for me. I dearly love Sunday school and
church work. I thank the good Lord for my family and for good health, and thank
Him above everything else because he made it possible that we may meet our
departed loved ones again. I love the beautiful out of doors. It is so pleasant
to walk among the flowers and green trees as they spread their boughs toward
heaven. It seems they are reaching to God and he answers. And the songs of birds
to gladden our hearts-how I love all good and beautiful things. I like to raise
chickens and garden and to read good Christian literature and do what good I can
while here. So when I meet the Master he may say, " Well done, Thou good
and faithful servant, enter into the joys of the Lord." I am sending a
picture of my little boy. Virge Wood, 7 years old. He is in the back yard crop
taken last summer."
1.5.5A.3.2.9B.3. Arthur Theodore Worsham b 26
Palo Pinto, TX, d 13 Nov 1973 Sweetwater, Nolan, TX. (1900-Oct 1890)
He m 1st) Eula Mae Grayson
abt 1919 of Irion, TX.
She was b 26 Feb 1902 of Irion, TX, and d 15 Jan 1973 Sweetwater, Nolan, TX. He m 2nd) Alma Oleta Hammonds 3 Sep 1946 Nolan
Co, TX. (Bk 11 p 132) While living in Pecos Co, TX, Arthur Theodore Worsham
registered for the WW I Civ. Draft and claimed he was b 26 Oct 1896 Palo Pinto,
TX. This picture from
Carolyn Hughes Stevens, 1998 is of (l-r) Eula Worsham, "Boy
Worsham" (possibly Donald Ray Worsham, Arthur Theodore Worsham.
Children of Arthur & Eula:
Dora Mae Worsham b 4 Aug 1920 Nolan,
TX. She m 1st) Leon Webster 24 Mar 1940 Nolan Co, TX.
Dora m 2nd) Edward A Kilpatrick. Dora d 20 Oct 1986
Amarillo, Potter, TX.
Children of Dora & Leon:
Wanda Faye Webster
Richard Lee Webster
Child of Dora & Edward:
Eddie Wayne Kilpatrick
Helen Faye Worsham
A. T. Worsham
Buddie Lee Worsham "Bud"
This photo of Bud Lee Worsham is in the 1944
Yucca Gloriosa, the yearbook of Newman High School in Sweetwater, TX.
Annie Bell Worsham
Walter George Worsham. Amarillo Globe-News, 21 Mar 2006:
Walter George Worsham Sr., 71, of Amarillo died Sunday, March 19,
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Landrum Medlock of
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens
Cemetery by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Martin Road Chapel, 1505 Martin Road.
Mr. Worsham moved to Amarillo 46 years ago from Abilene. He retired from Central
Freightline after 27 years of service. He was a member of Pleasant Valley United
Methodist Church. He married Patsy Murphy on May 19, 1956, in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Worsham; three sons, Ricky Worsham and David Worsham,
both of Holdenville, Okla., and George Worsham and wife Denise of Amarillo; three
brothers, Bud Worsham of California, A.T. Worsham of Abilene and Donald Ray Worsham of
Sweetwater; a sister, Helen David of San Antonio; seven grandsons, Richard Worsham and
wife Nicole of Florida, Chris Worsham, Daniel K. Worsham, Nathan Worsham and Brandon
L. Worsham, all of Amarillo, Daniel L. Worsham and Marcus Worsham, both of Oklahoma;
two granddaughters, Trisha Sieck and husband Brent and Rhonda Worsham, all of
Amarillo; and eight great-grandkids.
Donald Ray Worsham m Martha Amanda
Boone 27 Oct 1962 White Flat, TX. Martha's obit was published in the 19
Jan 2007 Abilene Reporter:
SWEETWATER — Martha Amanda
Worsham, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas, died Sunday, January 14, 2007 in Abilene,
Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sat, January 20, 2007 at the McCoy
Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 401 E. Third Street, Reverend Freddie Gillentine will
be officiating with burial in the Sweetwater Cemetery. Visitation will be held for
family and friends from 7 p.m., to 9 p.m., on Friday at the McCoy Funeral Home. Martha
was born on September 12, 1931 in Rogers, Texas. She married Donald Ray Worsham on
October 27, 1962 in White Flat Community, Texas. She worked as a Licensed Vocational
Nurse and has lived in Sweetwater since 1962. Her hobbies included playing dominoes,
reading, quilting, crochet, puzzles, and she was a devoted Christian. She was preceded
in death by: her father, Willie Boone; mother, Hattie Freeman; step father, Oliver
Freeman; brother, Granvelle Boone; sisters, Dorothy Grounds and Judy Boone. She is
survived by: her husband, Donald Ray Worsham of Sweetwater, Texas; three sons,
Clifford Errol Worsham of Sweetwater, Texas, James Worsham of Overton, Texas and
Donald Worsham, Jr., and wife, Sheila, of Commerce City, Colorado; four daughters,
Linda Oden and Husband, Dickie, of Sweetwater, Texas, Shannon Clopton and Husband,
Dale, of Hamlin, Texas, Dora Schenkenburg and husband, Bob, of Sweetwater, Texas and
Julia Smith and husband, Russell, of Abilene, Texas; ten grandchildren; 22 great
grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Fox of Garland, Texas and Alicia Way and husband,
Charles, of Richardson, Texas; and a brother, Daniel Boone and wife, Donna, of Corpus
Christi, Texas. Pallbearers will be: Roger Hooper, Randall Cunningham, Todd Webster,
Troy Webster, Michael McQueen, and Chuck Way.
Children of Arthur
1.5.5A.3.2.9B.3B.1. Daughter Worsham b 13 Jun 1949, Nolan,
1.5.5A.3.2.9B.3B.2. Albert Tony
Harriet Annie Worsham
b Jan 1892 TX. Annie Worsham m N. A. Stapp 19 Aug
1909 Nolan Co, TX. (Bk 2 p 206)
Levi Worsham b 18 Jul 1812 in Choctaw, Alabama & d 21 Apr
1874 in Wayne, Mississippi. About 1850 he m Martha A b
abt 1832 in Mississippi & she d 5 Aug 1916 Wayne, MS.
1.5.5A.4.2. Jeremiah Worsham b abt 1795 NC.
According census records of children he was b in NC.
He m Lucinda Jane Francis.
1.5.5A.4.2.2. John S
Washam. John may have married 1st) abt 1858 and had a daughter, Emma Lee
Worsham "Lu." Emma Lee, b abt 1861 TX, and John both lived in Freestone
Co, TX. John is in the 1870 Freestone, Freestone Co, TX census as J S Washam age 42
b TN, p91.
John m 2nd?) Mary Jane Connelly 28 Oct 1868 Austin, TX.
Mary b abt 1841 of Freestone,
TX. She was the d/o Isaac Connelly & Elizabeth A Cloud. Probate Filed 8 Jul 1871, Rec Oct 3, 1872 TX.
To the Sheriff or any Constable of Milam County Whereas Elizabeth and F M Cloud admrs of the
estate of Jeremiah Cloud dc'd Elizabeth Cloud...
Her married name is listed in Jeremiah
Cloud's 1861 Austin Co, TX probate as "Conolly". She m Isaac Connelly Sr 1 Jan 1840
Austin Co, TX. Elizabeth Cloud and Isaac Connelly Sr had children: Mary Connelly, Louisa
Connelly, Isaac Connelly Jr & Jasper N Connelly. Jasper Connelly's daughter married
Thomas William Morris "Washam". (Jari Dikes, 2010) (See Page 642 1.5.5A.18.104.22.168.)
Mary Jane m 1st) Obediah
L Cavender 16 Sep 1860 Freestone, TX.
Child of John & unknown:
1.5.5A.4.2.2A.1. Emma Lee
Worsham "Lu" may be a daughter of John S Washam. However, several
researchers have linked her to the Emma Worsham age 1 b TX in the 1860 Bastrop Co, TX
census. This Emma is Emma Harriett "Emily" Worsham. She is in the 1879
Bastrop Co, TX mrgs, Emma H Worsham m W G Hamilton 6/4/1879. They are in the 1880
Mason Co, TX census as William Hamilton age 28 & Emma age 20.
Worsham was b abt 1861 TX. On 9 Nov 1877 in Freestone Co, TX, Emma Worsham m
Pickett "Willie." (Freestone Marriages, Bk II) William b abt 1858
Natchitoches, LA. They are in the 1880 Freestone, Texas census
as William Pickett age 22 b LA, Emma W Pickett age 19 b TX, Alice Lee Pickett age 1 b TX,
Melissa M Pickett age 1/12 b TX & Martha? J Wells? (or Webb) age 1/12 b TX niece.
William Washington Pickett d abt 1881 Limestone, Texas.
Abt 1883, Emma m 2nd)
Daniel David Waldrop. Daniel Waldrop b Jul 1849 Walnut Creek Settlement, TX & d
21 May 1911 Winchell, Texas. (Jennifer Thompson, 2011)
Children of Emma and William:
Lee Pickett "Lu" b abt 1878 Leon Co, Texas & d 1 May
1922 Brownwood, Brown, Texas. Alice was b Leon Co, Texas, the d/o
Willie Pickett & Emma Lee Worsham.
This photo labeled
"Henry and Alice Pickett Taylor with their daughter Martha Taylor" was submitted to
Ancestry.com by Carla Tucker.
Malissa M Pickett "Willie" b abt 1880 of Freestone, TX.
Children of Emma and Daniel David: (Jennifer
Minnie Marcella Waldrop
Lena Lenora Waldrop
Virgil Lee Waldrop
Anna Omie Waldrop
Frank William Waldrop
William W "Will" Waldrop
Morine May "Mamie" Waldrop
Mollie L Waldrop
Sadie Velma Waldrop
Child of Mary Connelly:
Lula L Worsham b 7 Jun 1871 Texas & d 18 Apr 1946 Jewett, Leon, TX. (death
cert) Lula m 1st) Edward Jack Mills 18 Dec 1890
Limestone, Texas. Jack was b abt 1871 Freestone, Texas. Mills Family Tree,
"Jack died as a young man in
a riding accident. He was working on a horse when the horse fell and fell on him. It
broke his neck and he died."
Lula m 2nd) James Thomas "Tom"
McCoslin "McCasslin" "McCauslin" 5 Apr 1894 Limestone, TX. (Jari Dikes,
Tom b Feb 1856 AL the s/o Parents James McCoslin & Isabella Morris. Tom d 1907 of
Limestone, TX & bur Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Lula was bur 21 Apr 1946 in Wilson
Children: Thomas L McCoslin, George McCauslin,
Lilly McCauslin & Barney McCasslin "Bernice".
1.5.5A.22.214.171.124. Lula "Sintha" Washam.
1.5.5A.4.2.5. Thomas Jefferson Washam
Ann Lougee. Deed Record in Austin Co from John A. Barrett to Haubert Bros
7 Jul 1890: Lettie Austin Barrett received from her brother, Frank M. Austin,
and his wife Lou Austin for the sum of $12,000 in Austin and Washington Counties
parts of the James Cochran league and the Joel Lakey league "including said
Austin's present dwelling house" This is referenced in deed 13-170-2 in
which T.J. Washam & wife convey to Frank Austin 41.5 acres on 12-9-1892
including the house in which Frank Austin "is presently dwelling" Shirlene Harper, 2002 wrote that Almire Lougee was b Bangor, Penobscot Co,
Maine & Aunt Abbie says she rode a train alone from Maine to South Texas as
a young woman. Evidently there was a family tragedy and her father, who was a
"miller" by trade drowned in a millpond. She met Thomas Jefferson
Washam in the Buckhorn/Chappell Hill area and married and never went back to
Additional information about the children of John Everett Washam, Sr &
Alice Pauline Crawford
1.5.5A.126.96.36.199.1. John Everett
b 8 Aug 1914 Bellville, Austin, TX s/o John Everett Washam Sr & Alice Pauline Crawford.
John Jr m
Charlene Holder & d 10 May 1976 Edmond, Oklahoma, OK. Charlene Holder's
obituary is in the Apr 1994 The Daily Oklahoman, p 8:
WASHAM Charlene Holder, 72, of Edmond, died on April 16,
1994 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born on December 22, 1921 in Shamrock, OK to Viola
and Henry Holder. She married John E. Washam on July 12, 1942 in Stillwater, OK.
She had lived in Edmond since 1963 and was a member of the First Baptist Church
of Edmond, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband, John and two brothers,
Bill and J. W. Holder. She is survived by three sons, Steve Washam of Edmond,
Doug Washam of Edmond & John Washam of Oklahoma City; one brother, Elmer W.
Holder of Drumright, OK; & 1 sister, Winifred Lowry of Oklahoma City. She is
also survived by five grandchildren, Geoff, Aaron, David, Tracy &Tony.
Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 1994 at First Baptist Church
of Edmond. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers,
memorials can be made to the Building Fund at the First Baptist Church of Edmond
in memory of Charlene H. Washam.
1.5.5A.188.8.131.52.1.1. John Wesley Washam,
adopted son, m Sherrie Alma Black. (Charlene Holder Washam, 1991)
1.5.5A.184.108.40.206.1.1. Geoffrey Wayne Washam m Brett Marie Dyer
and had children: Sierra Michelle Washam & Darren Michael Washam.
1.5.5A.220.127.116.11.1.2. Stephen Everett Washam m Julia Ann McEwen.
Children: Tracy Loree Washam & Tony Washam.
1.5.5A.18.104.22.168.1.3. Douglas Brian Washam m Rosetta Lynn Reed.
Children: Aaron Lee Washam & David Brian Washam.
1.5.5A.22.214.171.124.2. Varnell M. Washam & Frank E. Jasek had two boys,
William Terrill Jasek & Jerry Layne Jasek.
1.5.5A.126.96.36.199.3. Birdie Louise Washam
m Melvin L Weitstruck 11 Dc 1937.
Children: Melvin Gene Weistruck, Larry Gale Weitstruck and Alice Weitstruck.
1.5.5A.188.8.131.52.4. Alice Marie Washam
m Herbert James Brune 28 Feb 1952 and
has one daughter.
1.5.5A.184.108.40.206.5. Thomas Jefferson Washam b 9 Dec 1922 Buckhorn, Austin,
TX. (Additional child) He m 1st) Alma Loraine Einkauf 1 Nov
1943 in Bellville, Austin, TX. Alma b Apr 1925 d/o Wilfred Einkauf "Fred" and Adolphine
Ernestine Nelius "Sophia". He m 2nd) Wanda Jo Underwood
abt 5 Dec
1958 in Denver City, Yoakum, TX. Wanda b abt 1930. He m 3rd) Wilhemine Galle
Spiess "Minnie" 10 May 1975 in the Welcome Lutheran Church in Austin,
TX. Wilhemine b abt 1912. Thomas Jefferson d 15 Aug 1982 Bellview, Austin, TX
& bur Welcome Lutheran Church Cemetery. Children of Thomas & Alma:
1.5.5A.220.127.116.11.5.1. Kitty Loraine Washam m 1st)
Rocky Ralph Sutton &
m 2nd) Ross McEwan Miller. Kitty, a family historian, contributed to the Worsham
& Washam Family. Kitty & Rocky child: Shannon Lee Sutton
1.5.5A.18.104.22.168.5.2. Thomas Lee Washam m 1st)
Peggy D Burson & m 2nd)
Florence McDonald. Thomas & Peggy children: Michell & Tamara. Thomas
& Florence children: Linda Lee Washam & Wynonia Washam.
1.5.5A.22.214.171.124.6. Ellen Charlene Washam
b 8 Aug 1924, Bellville, Austin, TX. (Additional child) m James Henry Cannon b 14 Feb 1922. Ellen d 28 May
1983, Austin, TX. They had a daughter, Marsha Elaine Cannon.
1.5.5A.126.96.36.199.7. Addie Hazel Washam b
26 Jan 1927, Bellville, Austin, TX. (Additional child) m Lessing Irvin Holba b
21 Nov 1923, d 30 Nov 1992, WWII
vet, bur Buck Horn Cem. (Kitty Washam Miller,2000) Children: Gary Dale Hobra
& Micheal Lessing Holba.
1.5.5A.188.8.131.52.8. Hettie Almyra Washam b
5 Aug 1928 of Austin, TX (Additional child) m Trenckman D. Falk
31 Mar 1980 Grimes, TX.
1.5.5A.184.108.40.206. Addie Elmira Washam
White Lynn in Washington Co, TX.