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John & Rebecca Worsham
1. John Worsham b abt 1745
of Amelia, VA
m Rebecca abt 1761. They lived in
Mecklenburg, VA where John died in 1829. Descendants lived in Mecklenburg
Co, VA & Pittsylvania Co, VA.
Worsham b abt 1807 m Peter Vesta
Overby b abt 1806 Mecklenburg Co, VA s/o Sylvester Overby &
Elizabeth Shotwell. He was a minor when his father d in 1819. Peter is on the
1830 Mecklenburg Co, VA census with 1 son under the age of 5 & 1 dau under
the age of 5 according to Charles Boyd, 1999) Peter d bef 30 Dec 1835
Mecklenburg Co, VA. (Libby Overby, The Overbury Story (Baltimor: Gateway Press,
Inc, 1988) p 157. In Jun 1842, the Pleas Book M-1 of Halifax Co, VA lists
their children & were granted $110 for support that year. Peter's estate had
been settled the previous year in Mecklenburg Co. Cynthia is age 40 in the 1850
Halifax Co, VA census & age 57 in the 1860 Halifax Co census.
Children: (We listed Silas Overby b
1828 who m Rebecca Chandler as a s/o Peter & Cynthia Worsham Overby.
According to John Overby, who has done extensive research in Halifax Co,
records, the names of his parents have not been determined. Therefore, we have
removed him as s/o Peter & Cynthia Worsham Overby. Please renumber the
Overby b abt 1828 Mecklenburg Co, VA.
Overby b abt 1830 Mecklenburg Co, VA. (19-1850)
Overby b abt 1832 Mecklenburg Co, VA. (18-1850)
Overby b abt 1834 Mecklenburg Co, VA. (16-1850)
Overby b abt 1836 Mecklenburg Co, VA. (14-1850; 25-1860) m Elias
Elliott 25 Nov 1859 Halifax Co, VA s/o Elizabeth Elliott. They are in the
1880 Clarksville, Mecklenburg Co, VA census, p 139B. Elias is age 48 b VA
& Panthea is age 43 b VA. Panthea d 20 Mar 1884 Williamsburg, VA. (Family
records of Amy C. O'Neal, 2000)
184.108.40.206.1. Comillas Elliott b abt
1860. (20-1880 male)
Elliott b abt 1861. (19-1880)
220.127.116.11.3. Ransom Elliott
b abt 1865.
Cynthia Elliott b abt 1868. (12-1880)
18.104.22.168.5. Harriet Elliott
Elias Elliott b abt 1875. (5-1880)
P. Elliott b 3 Nov 1878 (1-1880) m Martha Elizabeth or Elizabeth
Martha "Lizzie" Hall 20 Dec 1898. Lizzie d/o Truman Hall & Nancy
Wilkins. Samuel d 12 Sep 1949 probably Mecklenburg Co, VA. Children: Patricia
Ann Elliott; Annie Elizabeth Elliott; Gracie Elliott; Virgie Carol Elliott; Georgie Hall Elliott; Zelda Mae Elliott; Ocie Mae Elliott; Calvin Samuel
Elliott; Haley Peele Elliott; Julian Elliott; Martha Elizabeth Elliott; Percy
Samuel Elliott. (Amy C O'Neal, 2000)
1.4.2. Larissa Worsham b abt 1814. She is Clarisa age 46 b VA in the 1860
Ballard Co, KY cens living with her husband, David Moore age 59 b VA.
1.4.4. John Worsham b abt 1819 of Mecklenburg Co, VA. (Insert child and
renumber paragraphs) He is probably the John Worsham age 30 b VA in the 1850 Pittsylvania
Co, VA cens. living with Nancy Worsham age 45 b. VA. She may be his mother but the age is
likely wrong. John is in the 1860 Ballard Co, KY cens, as John Washam age 41 b VA living
with his sister and her husband, David Moore age 59 b VA & Clarisa age 46 b VA.
R Worsham Jr b abt 1821 of Pittsylvania, VA.
22.214.171.124.1. Edwin Lee Worsham
b 30 May 1879 Pittsylvania Co, VA & m Lelia
H Dove 1901 Pittsylvania, VA.
They are in the 1930 Chatham,
Pittsylvania, VA census. He is age 50 m age 21 & Lelia H is age 50 m age
21 with children: Ethel E age 18; Russell W age 15; May M age 13 &
Gilmore R age 8. Delete the sentence regarding 1910 census reference and wife
Jennie sentences. Edwin did not marry Jennie. He died 1 Oct 1962 in Gretna,
Pittsylvania Co, VA.
His obit is from The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 1 Oct 1962.
Francis Worsham b abt 1903 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
126.96.36.199.1.2. Harry Lee
Worsham b 7 May 1905 in Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA & d 7 Mar 1973
Rowan, NC. In 1927 he m Mozelle Mayhew.
Children: Harold Worsham, Nancy Mae
Worsham, Marshall Lee Worsham. Shirley Anne Worsham. & Thomas Stephen Worsham.
Obit from The Bee
(Danville, Virginia) 8 Mar 1973 in Danville, Virginia
Carter Worsham b 10 Feb 1908 Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA & d 22 Jul 1967 of Middle
River, Baltimore, Maryland. Percy m Mary Alice.
The South Boston Gazette-Virginian, 9 Mar
Mary Alice Worsham-Johnson
died Mar 5, 2006. Survivors include her son, William C. Worsham; two sisters, Elsie
Vaughan and Alvis Stone; grandchildren, Lisa L. Burch and Lori B. Fleming; and
great-grandchildren, Callie and Macy Burch and Evan Fleming. She was preceded in death
by her husbands, Percy C. Worsham and William E. Johnson. Funeral services will be
held at Connelly Funeral Home of Essex today, Mar 8. A funeral service will be held at
Powell Funeral Home Mar 11. Burial will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens.
Garland Worsham b 19 Sep 1909 Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA & d Jul 1992 Hurt,
Pittsylvania, VA. She m Mr Bailess.
188.8.131.52.1.5. Ethel E
Worsham b 20 Jun 1911 Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA & d 31 Oct 1995 Gretna,
Pittsylvania, VA. She m Carroll Moses Rowles b 1 Sep 1907
Staunton, Pittsylvania, VA & he d 18 Sep 1969 Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA.
184.108.40.206.1.5.1. Joan Rowles b 14 Dec 1939
Pittslyvania, VA & d 13 Jan 2011 Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA. She m
Wallace Cox Shelhorse.
Gretna - Joan Rowles Shelhorse, age 71 of 23221 U.S. Highway
29, Gretna, died Thursday,
January 13, 2011 at Gretna Health and Rehab Center. Born December 14, 1939 in
Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Carroll Moses Rowles and Ethel
Worsham Rowles. Mrs. Shelhorse was a member of West End Church of Christ and
attended Sheva Church of Christ. She was a receptionist at Gretna Health and Rehab
Center. Mrs. Shelhorse loved cooking, gardening, and her job. She is survived by her
husband, Wallace C. Shelhorse of the residence; a son, Todd Shelhorse and his wife,
Tammy of Evington; a daughter, Lexi Meadows and her husband, Roger of Gretna; four
grandchildren, Colby Shelhorse, Hunter Shelhorse, Brandon Meadows, and Taylor
Shelhorse. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011
at Sheva Church of Christ by Terry Schultz, Minister. Burial will follow in Carl O.
Moran Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday,
January 14, 2011 at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times will be at the
residence. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences
may be sent to the family by visiting www.colbertmoran.com.
220.127.116.11.1.6. Russell W
Worsham b 21 Jun 1915 Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA & d 26 Mar 2002 Chatham,
18.104.22.168.1.7. Mary Mae
Worsham b abt 1916 Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA m Ray Scruggs.
22.214.171.124.1.8. Ettie L
Worsham b abt 1920 Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA m Coleman
Gilmer Ramsey Worsham b 22 Jul 1921 Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA & d 31 Dec
1998 Norfolk City, Norfolk, VA. Gilmer m Dorothy Virginia
Dalton & had children: Brenda Worsham & Linda S Worsham.
Mattie E Worsham b Oct 30, 1886 Pittsylvania Co, VA m Chesley
M Taylor abt 1900. Chesley M Taylor (1875-1951) and Mattie E (d 1948) are bur Chesley Merritt Taylor Cem. located on Brandon Rd just a quarter
of a mile off Strader Rd. Also buried are: Irvin Otis Taylor 1918 - 1999;
Margaret Dalton Taylor 1926 - 1996; Irvin Otis Taylor Jr 1947 - 1998; Raymond
G Taylor 1907 - 1958; Carl Edward Taylor 1922 - 1937; Ethel Taylor Robertson
1906 - 1978.
S Worsham b Aug 1888 Pittsylvania Co, VA m Nellie
Blanche Shelton 9 Jan 1909 Pittsylvania, VA. They are in the 1930
Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA census. He is age 42 m age 21 & Nellie B is age
39 m age 18 with children: Emma L age 20; Ennis T son age 17; Walter E age
14; Frank L age 12; Irene B age 8; Ollie S son age 5; Virginia C age 11.
George Washington Worsham m Mary Ellen Haden
who was b 2 Mar 1895 Whittles, Pittsylvania Co, VA d/o Henry Clay Haden and
Mary Frances Hoyle or Hoile. (Peggy Gore, 2001; Staci Haden, 2006) The Haden family
history has been researched by Staci Haden and is available at: http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo4z1p/index.html.
The Worsham's ware in the 1930 Chatham,
Pittsylvania, VA census as George age 37 m age 21 Laborer RR; Ellen M age
35 m age 19 with children: Margaret age 15; Louise age 12; Eunice age 10; Georgie age 8
(dau); Landon age 6; Tilton age 4; Jean age 2 (Gene). George died 4 Jul 1962, Mary died 17 May 1950 and both are buried at Payneton Methodist church, located
outside of Chatham (east north), VA. Photo of tombstone provided by
Staci Haden, 2006.
(change birth order)
Estelle Worsham b 10 Jul 1915 Pittsylvania, VA m. John N. Wood. Her
obituary was in The Roanoke Times 8/27/2004.
Margaret Worsham Wood, 89, of Rocky
Mount and formerly of Gretna, beloved mother, grandmother and friend to many
departed this life on Thursday, August 26, 2004. She was born July 10, 1915 to
the late George and Ellen Haden Worsham of the Whittles community in
Pittsylvania County. She was preceded in death by her husband, John N. Wood;
son, Landon (Jack) Wood; daughter, Laura Ellen Wood; and two sisters, Louise W.
Shelton and Georgia Blair. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters and a
son-in-law, Patricia W. Crawley-Gray, Hardy and Margaret and Curtis Wells,
Chatham; one granddaughter and her husband, Laura C. and Lindley Osborne, Cary,
N.C.; two grandsons and their wives, Harvey and Lori Wells and Charles and
Yvonne Wells, Chatham; one step-granddaughter, Karen Gray, Roanoke; one
step-grandson, Odell W. Gray III, Portsmouth; four great-granddaughters, Misty
W. Marsh, Jill Wells, Stephanie and Adrienne Wells, Chatham; two brothers and
their wives, Tilton and Vivian Worsham, Landon and Mildred Jane Worsham,
Chatham; three sisters, Eunice Worsham, Jean Dalton and husband, Carson,
Chatham, Joyce Dowden, Leesville, La.; a very dear friend, Betty Dickerson,
Rocky Mount. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m.
Saturday with Chaplain Marvin Barbre and Rev. Carson Dalton officiating.
Interment will follow in Gretna Burial Park, Gretna. In lieu of flowers, the
family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Good Samaritan
Hospice, 3825 Electric Road, SW Suite A Roanoke, Va. 24018. The family will
receive friends Saturday from 12:30 until service time. Arrangements by Flora
Funeral Service, 665 South Main Street, Rocky Mount. (Received from Laura Perry
27 Aug 2004)
Louise M. Worsham b 6 Aug 1917 Pittsylvania, VA & m Stover
Creasy Shelton 26 Nov 1930. Stover was b 31 Dec 1899. The 4 Mar 2003 Danville
Register & Bee:
Va. - Louise Worsham Shelton, age 85, of Chatham, went to be with the Lord on Mon Mar 3,
2003. She was born Aug 6, 1917 in Pittsylvania Co. She was the daughter of the late George
Worsham and Ellen Haden Worsham. She was the wife of the late Stover Creasy Shelton Sr.
Mrs. Shelton is survived by one son, Stover C. Shelton Jr and his wife Margaret of
Chatham; one daughter, Nancy S. Mayhew and her husband J.W. of Chatham; four sisters,
Eunice Worsham and Jean W. Dalton, both of Chatham, Joyce W. Dowden of Leesville, LA and
Margaret W. Wood of Rocky Mount; two brothers, Landon Worsham and Tilton V. Worsham, both
of Chatham; five grandchildren, Bicky Mayhew, Tony Mayhew, Connie Jordan and her husband
Raymond, Steve Shelton and his wife Tracie and Stanley Shelton and his wife Christi; seven
great-grandchildren, Jason Mayhew, Jamie Mayhew, Courtney Shelton, Nathan Jordan, Mary
Beth Jordan, Rebecca Jordan and Sydney Shelton; and one great-great-granddaughter, Lauren
Shelton. She was preceded in death by one sister, Georgie W. Blair. She was a member of
County Line Christian Church and retired from Ennis Business Forms. Funeral services will
be conducted on Wed, Mar 5, 2003. Burial will be at Payneton United Methodist Church Cem
Their daughter died in
Shelton Mayhew, 67, of 1929 Climax Road, Chatham, died Fri, Feb 11, 2005, at Gretna Health
Care Center. Born Nov. 14, 1937, in Pittsylvania Co, she was a daughter of the late Stover
Shelton Sr. and Louise Worsham Shelton. She was a member of New Bethel Church of the
Brethren and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, John W. Mayhew of the
residence; two sons, Bicky Mayhew and his wife, Gail of Chatham, and Tony Mayhew of
Chatham; one daughter, Connie Jordan and her husband, Raymond of Chatham; one brother,
Stover Shelton Jr. and his wife, Margaret of Chatham; three grandchildren, Jason W.
Mayhew, Jamie M. Shelton, and Rebecca Carol Jordan; and three great-grandchildren, Lauren
Shelton, Hunter Mayhew, and Brandon Shelton. Funeral services were conducted Mon, Feb 14,
at the Colbert-Moran Funeral Home Chapel
Darlene Worsham b abt 1920 Pittsylvania, VA (3 months 1920 as Darleen)
Worsham b abt 1921 Pittsylvania, VA, m Mr Blair.
126.96.36.199.8.5. Landon Reid
Worsham b May 1924 Whittles,
Pittsylvania, VA m Mildred Jane.
photo, Chief Landon Worsham stands beside one of Chatham’s fire trucks in the 1960’s.
He became Chief in 1963 in Chatham, VA.
small photo on the right was taken about 2004.
The Chatham Star
Tribune has his obit:
188.8.131.52.8.5.1. James Reid Worsham.
James Reid Worsham, 50, of 111 Military Drive, Chatham, died Mon, Apr 11, 2005, at his residence. He was born on Apr 4, 1955, in Danville, the son of Landon Reid Worsham and Mildred Jane Owen Worsham of Chatham. He is also survived by one sister, Jane W. Gleim; brother-in-law, David W. Gleim; two nieces, Wellesley Gleim and Elizabeth Gleim, all of Atlanta, Ga.; his uncle, Samuel I. Owen of Chatham. He was a member of Chatham Presbyterian Church, and a graduate of Hargrave Military Academy and Washington College, Chestertown, Md. Funeral services were conducted at Chatham Presbyterian Church on Wed, Apr 13. Burial was at Hillcrest Burial Park in Chatham.
Jane W Worsham
V Worsham b abt 1926 m. Vivian.
Worsham b abt 1927 m Carson Dalton.
184.108.40.206.8.8. Joyce Isabelle Worsham 28 Aug 1932 Whittles, Pittsylvania, VA m Mason Eugene Dowden b 30 Mar 1936 & d 23 Jul 2002 of Leesville,
220.127.116.11.8.9. Henry Clay Worsham b 22 Dec
1934 d 15 Feb 1937 Danville, VA.
Worsham “Zeb” b 31 Mar 1896 Pittsylvania Co, VA m Lottie
J Shelton 1917 Pittsylvania, VA. They are in the 1930
Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA census. He is age 34 m age 23 & Lottie is age 29
married at age 15 with children: Odell L Worsham age 8; Dorthy J Worsham age 7; Ruth
P Worsham age 3 & Virginia R Worsham 10 months.
Worsham b 1918 & d 4 Sep 1918 Pittsylvania Co, VA. (VA death Zeb Worsham, inf of;
Pitts, 9/4/1918, 26-2176)
Odell L Worsham b 29 Jun 1921 Pittsylvania Co, VA & d Jun
1992 Danville City, Virginia.
Dorothy J Worsham b abt 1923 Pittsylvania Co, VA & m Mr
18.104.22.168.9.4. Ruth Pearline Worsham b 30 Apr 1926 of
Chatham, Pittsylvania, VA & d 7 Mar 2007 Danville City, Virginia. Pearline m
Thomas Averette Shelton.
Danville Register & Bee from 3/8/2007:
DANVILLE - Ruth Pearline Worsham Shelton,
81, formerly of 3668 R&L Smith Drive, died Wed, March 7, 2007 at Roman Eagle Memorial
Home. Born April 30, 1925, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Zeb Worsham and the late Lottie Shelton Worsham. Prior to her retirement, she and her
husband worked together on the family farm; in addition, she was a homemaker and a
member of Day Springs Baptist Church. She was married to the late Thomas Averette
Shelton Jr. She is survived by one son, Carroll Wayne Shelton, of Danville; one
sister, Hilda Worsham Parker, of Danville; and three brothers, Billy Worsham of
Whitmell, Martin Worsham of Mt. Hermon, and Zebedee Worsham Jr. of Hampton. In
addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Dorothy
Worsham McCoy and one brother, Odell Worsham. Graveside services will be held at 2
p.m. on Friday, March 9, at Highland Burial Park with the Rev. Michael Wiles
officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Norris
Funeral Services; at other times they will be at the son's residence, 3680 R&L Smith
Drive, Danville. Norris Funeral Services Inc. and Crematory, Danville is serving the
Virginia R Worsham b abt 1928 Pittsylvania Co, VA.
22.214.171.124.9.6. Earl M Worsham b 30 Dec 1931
Pittsylvania Co, VA. Earl m 1st) Betty and 2nd)
Children of Betty: (Angela Worsham Pendry, 2011)
126.96.36.199.9.6A.2. Billy Worsham.
Child of Joan: (Angela Worsham Pendry, 2011)
188.8.131.52.9.6B.1. Melvin Worsham.
Hilda Worsham b Pittsylvania Co, VA & m Mr
184.108.40.206.9.8. Zebedee J Worsham Oct 1935 Pittsylvania
Co, VA. Vietnam War, Awards and Decorations of Honor, 1965-1972 includes Zebedee J
Worsham. Date Recommended Award Received: 20 Dec 1970; Date Award Forwarded: 13 Jan
1971; Service US Air Force Command/Staff: Command Group; Approved Award: Joint Service
Commendation Medal (Achievement); Location Award Presented: Award Presented in Republic
of Vietnam [South Vietnam] (RVN).
Martin Anderson Worsham b 28 Jan 1943 in Pittsylvania Co,
VA d 19 Mar 2011 in Danville, VA & m Alma Gray Hogan
b 1 Sep 1947.
His obituary from Angela Pendry,
Martin Anderson Worsham, 68, of 212 Country
Lane, Danville died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at
Regional Medical Center. Born January 28, 1943 in Pittsylvania County, he was the son
of the late Lottie Shelton Worsham and the late Zeb Worsham. Mr. Worsham was of the
Baptist faith. He previously worked as a press operator for Ennis Corporation and was
a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Worsham was married to Alma Gray
Hogan of the residence. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister, Hilda
W. Parker of Danville and two brothers, Zebedee Worsham of Hampton, VA and Earl
Worsham of Dry Fork, VA. He is predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy McCoy and Pearline
Shelton and one brother, Odell Worsham. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March
23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. Mt. Hermon Chapel, with Rev.
Ryan Riley conducting the service. Interment will be at Highland Burial Park. The
family will receive friends Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Norris
Funeral Services, Inc. Mt. Hermon Chapel. At other times will be at the residence at
212 Country Lane, Danville. The family respectfully requests memorial donations be
made to the Mt. Hermon Fire and Rescue at 4268 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, VA or the
Danville Cancer Association, 2323 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA. Norris Funeral
Services, Inc. and Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, Danville is serving the Worsham
family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
220.127.116.11. Alexander James Worsham b May 1862
Pittsylvania, VA & d 1916 Pittsylvania, VA.
Mercie Marie Vaughan, is believed to be Mecie Sprouse
in the SSDI b 4 Mar 1908 d 4 May 1997 Rocky Point, Pender, NC.
18.104.22.168.1. Posey Lester Worsham b 25 Sep 1890
Pittsylvania, VA & d 25 Dec 1947 Pittsylvania, VA. He m
Bessie Florence Graham abt 1913. His wife,
Lester & Bessie children:
Frank Merrill Worsham (change paragraph number) Frank b 14 Jan
1914 Pittsylvania, VA & d 4 May 1997 of Pittsylvania, VA.
Worsham b abt 1918 Pittsylvania, VA. In 1920 Fannie and her brother,
Merrill, are living with their grandmother, Fannie A Graham in the 1920
Pittsylvania Co, VA census.
Lee Worsham b abt 1921 Leaksville, Rockingham, NC & d 17 Oct 1922
Schoolfield, Pittsylvania, VA.
Lester & Mercie children:
Lucille Worsham (move to 22.214.171.124.1B.1.) is incorrectly entered twice.
Olivia m Lundie Hawkins Cannon b 20 Jun 1927
Halifax, NC & d 29 Mar 2006 of Roanoke Rapids, Halifax, NC.
Children: Ronnie Cannon, Patricia Ann Cannon, Steve Cannon
126.96.36.199.1B.2. Mattie Rudolph Worsham (move to
188.8.131.52.1B.2.) is incorrectly entered twice. Mattie b 7 Feb 1929
Roanoke Rapids, Halifax, NC m Gerald A McFayden b
Published in Wilmington Star-News
on March 11, 2010:
HAMPSTEAD -- Mattie Worsham McFayden, 81,
of Hampstead, NC, passed away at her residence surrounded by family and
friends on March 8, 2010. Born in Halifax County on February 7, 1929, her
parents were the late Posey Lester Worsham and Mecie Baughan Worsham.
Mattie is survived by her devoted husband
and friend of 45 years, Gerald A. McFayden; sister, Olivia Cannon of Roanoke
Rapids, NC, niece, Patricia Butler (Jay); nephews, Ronnie Cannon (Faye), Steve
Cannon (Phyllis); cousin, Mary Hawkins.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00
p.m. on Friday in Greenlawn Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. G. Edward
Tributes and condolences may be sent to
the family at www.mem.com.
A service of Coble Ward - Smith Funeral
and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel 791 - 4444.
184.108.40.206.2. William F Worsham b Mar 1893 Pittsylvania, VA m Francis E Turner
"Fanny" 1912 Danville, VA. Children: Elmo M Worsham, Norman
Judson Worsham & Wilbur G Worsham
220.127.116.11.3. Orian Douglas Worsham. In 1917 he
registered for the World War I Draft as Orian D Worsham Halifax Co, NC, b 18
Jun 1895 VA, and declared his support of his wife & mother. He is in the
1930 Roanoke Rapids, Halifax Co, NC census as Orian D Worsham age 32 b VA
working in a cotton mill.
Louise Worsham m Mr Baird.
18.104.22.168.3.3. Marion Frances Worsham m Mr
22.214.171.124.3.4. Edith Elizabeth Worsham m Mr
126.96.36.199.3.6. David Wilson Worsham. His obit
appeared in the Daily Herald, Roanoke Rapids, NC Jan 22, 2004:
Rapids - Mr. David Wilson Worsham, 75, of 1024 E. 7th St., Roanoke Rapids,
died Wed, Jan. 14, 2004. Mr. Worsham was born Mar 17, 1928, the son of Orian
Douglas Worsham and Lucy Louise Garner Worsham. He was a primary instructor in
the automotive equipment mechanics division in the United States Air Force. He
was the retired owner and operator of Worsham Fence Company, a member of
Rosemary Baptist Church and The Billy Norwood Sunday School Class. He was
preceded in death by one sister, Edith W. Powell. He is survived by his wife,
Jane B. Worsham; two daughters, Toni W. Floyd and her husband, Joe, and Jan W.
Gaskins and her husband, Jon, all of Roanoke Rapids; two sisters, Margaret W.
Baird of Dunn, and Marian W. Hall of Seaboard; two brothers, O.D.
"Doug" Worsham of Roanoke Rapids, and Marshall P. Worsham of Myrtle
Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren, Courtney J. Floyd, Lindsey E. Floyd,
Elizabeth A. "Libby" Gaskins, John J. Gaskins and Ethan P. Gaskins;
and several nieces and nephews. ... funeral services will be held today Jan
16. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cem."
Carol Worsham m Joseph Clifton Floyd.
188.8.131.52.3.6.2. Jan Elizabeth Worsham m Jon
Maurice Gaskins. Jan Elizabeth Worsham Gaskins is a family
historian and has contributed many family records.
Payne Worsham m Joyce.
Payne Worsham. Roanoke Daily Herald:
"Mr. Dennis Payne Worsham, 53, died suddenly Mon,
Aug 9, 2004, in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Worsham was born in Roanoke Rapids and
lived in Alexandria for the past nine years. He graduated from Chicopee
Falls High School in Massachusetts, and attended San Bernadino Valley
College and the University of Mississippi, where he received his bachelor of
arts degree. He was the director of operations for Mango Mikes, Ramparts and
Simply Fish restaurants and was also an Air Force veteran. He was an active
member of Alexandria Free Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife,
Aplradee Worsham; a son, Barry Worsham and his wife, Angela; a
granddaughter, Brianna Worsham; his parents, Marshall and Joyce Worsham of
Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his sisters, Donna Anderson and her husband, Mike, of
Alexandria, Marsha Green and her husband, Gregg, of Garner, and Pamela
Finley and her husband, Danny, of Myrtle Beach; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thur, Aug 12 at Alexandria Free Methodist
Church in Alexandria. Interment will follow in Ivy Hill Cemetery."
184.108.40.206.3.7.2. Donna Worsham
220.127.116.11.3.7.3. Marsha Worsham
18.104.22.168.3.7.4. Pamela Worsham
1.6. John Worsham
b abt 1783 Mecklenburg, VA m Lucy Hamblin d/o Thomas
Hamblin. She is listed in the will of Thomas Hamblin in Mecklenburg, VA Will Bk 7, 1810-1813, pp 85-86:
"In the name of God amen I Thomas Hamblin of Mecklenburg County and
state of Virginia do hereby make my Last Will & Testament in manner and form
following that is to say First my will and desire is that all my Just debts and
funeral expences be first paid out of my Estate 3rdly I Lend to my beloved wife
Jane Hamblin two negroes namely Ninas and Amey? during her natural life &
then they and their increase to return to my estate also I lend her one certain
tract or parcel of land during their natural life containing sixty acres more or
less lying on the North side of Jones Spring and the said branch to be the line
it being all the land I now own that side of the said branch and after her death
to return to my Estate. I also give her one horse at the price of Fifteen pounds
One feather bed and furniture ten barrels of corn three hundred pounds of ?
Fifty pounds seed cotton three pewter plates three Knives and forks one cow and
calf one sow and pigs three chairs 1 pewter dish and bason and my desire is that
if her son Jessey Childrey takes leave of his mother that whatever is remaining
of what I have given her that he should enjoy it at her death 3rd I give to my
son John Hamblin one silver dollar over what he hath already received of my
Estate to him and his heirs forever 5th I give to my Son in Law Thomas Owen
thirty pounds good and Lawful money of Virginia to be raised out of my estate to
him and his heirs forever. 6th I give to my daughter Lucy Worsham one silver
dollar more than she hath already received of my estate to her & her heirs
forever. 7th I give to my son in law Berryman Ezell one silver Dollar more than
he hath already received of my Estate to him & his heirs forever 8th My will
and desire is that my old negro woman Beck? shall be at her liberty to choose
her master among my Legatees and that after she is past Labour so as to maintain
herself she shall have ten dollars a year out of my estate as long as she lives
9th My will and desire is that all the remainder of my Estate both real and
personal be sold and divided between my children and Grandchildren as followeth
to wit One fifth part to be divided between Elizabeth Ezell and her children to
wit One half to Mayes's four orphans to wit Thomas H. Mayes, Salley Mayes,
Charles Mayes and Dolley Mayes to them and their heirs forever and the other
half to Elizabeth Ezell and all her other heirs forever including what she hath
already received 10thly And the Other four parts of the Remainder to be equally
divided between my son Charles Hamblin, my daughter Martha Jones, Mary Yancey
and Nancey Jones to them & their heirs forever including what they have
already hath received of my Estate and Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint
my son Charles Hamblin and Thomas Owen executors of this my last will and
Testament and do hereby commission them to sell all my estate both real and
personal and divide it as above directed and I do acknowledge this to be my Last
Will & Testament revoking and disannuling all other wills or forms
heretofore made by me Given under my hand and seal this 1st day of January One
thousand eight hundred and eleven" Signed: Thomas (his X mark) Hamblin
Witnesses: Bentley Wilkerson, Frances (her X mark) Wilkerson, James Newton
Proved by the Oaths of Bentley Wilkerson, Frances Wilkerson and James Newton At
a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 18th day of March 1811 The will was
proved by the oaths of Bentley Wilkerson, Frances Wilkerson and James Newton
witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded And on the motion of Charles
Hamblin and Thomas Owen the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and
together with Peter Overby, son of Zach, Archibald Clark and Robert Newton their
securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of six
thousand pounds conditioned as the law direct certificate was granted them for
obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Ann Worsham age 80 b VA, wife of John, is in the 1860 Mecklenburg Co, VA cens,
living with W H Newton 30 VA farmer, Lethy Newton 32 VA, Ann Jones 50 VA, Keziah?
Jones (f) 48 VA, p160.
Worsham b abt 1790 Mecklenburg, VA m Jarrett
Averett 17 Dec 1810 Mecklenburg, VA. Jarrett b abt 1785 of
Mecklenburg, VA d 1833. There is a Jarrett Avery listed on the 1830 Mechlenburg, VA census with 1 male under age 15 & 1 between age of 20
& 30. Females 2 under 5, 1 5-10 & 1 20-30. The web site http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/3952/r.htm
has his name as Jarrett Avery m to Rebecca Worsham. According to Nita Ferguson
there was a change in the spelling from generation to generation which began
with the spelling as Averitt and was spelled Averitte in the genealogy notes in
her great grandmother, Lucy Ann Martin Averitte’s own handwriting.
William T Averett b Jul 1815 Mecklenburg, VA m Lucy Ann
Martin 4 Jul 1837 Charlotte, VA. Lucy b 15 Aug 1819 Halifax, VA. William & d 13 Feb 1859
Fayette, TN. They are listed on the 1850 Charlotte, Charlotte, VA census p 6 age 37 & Lucy
is age 37. He d 13 Feb 1859 Fayette, TN. On 6 Jun 1859 Joseph H. Trotter was appointed
administrator of William T Averett’s estate. On 6 June John E. Perry, James
C. Ritchie & James F. Bell were appointed Commissioners to lay off and set
apart for Mrs. Averitte, widow of W T Averitt, one year’s support for herself and minor
children. On 4 April 1860 The Commissioners appointed by The Worshipful County Court of
said County to lay off and set aside to Mrs Averitte, widow of Wm Averitte, deceased one year’s support for herself and family from
the death of her husband, beg leave to make the following report to wit: We set
apart for her 14 l/2 barrels corn, 1 Stack Fodder, 800 lbs pork-also what bacon
and corn that is on hand say 2 l/2 barrels Corn and about 150 pounds of bacon,
100 lbs coffee, 100 lbs sugar, 2 barrels flour, one sack of salt, l/2 barrel
Molasses, 2 lbs pepper, 1 lb spices, one keg lard and also 150 lbs of beef.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, 20th February 1860. Scott Adams, JP, J C
Richey, J E Penny, J F Bell Commissioners. (Fayette County, TN Court Clerk
Minutes, Vol G Dec 1858-Mar 1862 pp 157, 158, 336) Lucy is listed in the 1860
Fayette, TN census, She is age 38. Her sister C. Martin age 36 b VA is
living with her. She is on the 1870 District 2, Haywood, TN, P. O. Daucyville census, p 242. She is age 57 b VA. She is living with her son Robt
Averitt. Her mother Cintha Martin age 74 b VA is living with them. She is on the
1880 District 10, Lauderdale, TN census, p 122B. She is age 61 b VA &
living with her son Robt Averett.
Mary J Averett b abt 1838 Charlotte, VA
Lucy A Averett b abt 1842 Charlotte, VA
Cyntha A Averett b abt 1844 Charlotte, VA
Martha W Averett b abt 1845 Charlotte, VA
Robert W Averett b abt 1848 Charlotte, VA
(3-1850; 12-1860; 22-1870; 32-1880)
Virginia Ellen Averett b 27 Dec 1854 Fayette,
TN (6-1860) d 14 Feb 1939 Wilburton, OK in the home of son Harry Eugene Glenn
& bur Fanshawe Cem, LeFlore, OK. She m. Samuel Wylie Alexander Wyndon
Pettus Jones Glenn 28 Jan 1868 Haywood, TN. Samuel was b 1 Mar 1846 TN d.
1929 Red Oak, Latimer, OK in the home of dau. Lillian Glenn Askew & bur Fanshawe Cem., LeFlore, OK. (Nita Ferguson, 2004) She is in the 1910 Wister
Twp, LeFlore, OK census, p 184A as Virginia E. Glenn, age 60 widow, 6 children
4 living. She is in the 1930 Red Oak Twp, Latimer, OK census, as Virginia E.
Glenn age 76 widow in the household of her son, Harry U. Glen age 32, m. age 23
b OK and his wife, Zela age 34 b OK & their children: Curtis age 7 b OK,
Henry age 6, Caroline age 2 yrs 6 months.
Ferguson, a granddaughter of Virginia Ellen Averitte, usually misspelled Averett
or Avery, explained that Harry U. Glen is correctly spelled Harry Eugene
Glenn....and his wife, Zela is correctly spelled Lela. Lela’s name was Lela Jane
Askew, a daughter of Olive Dee Askew and Sarah Caroline McAlister. Nita has just generated
a 70 page genealogy report on William T Averitte and
Georgianna Averett b abt 1856 Fayette, TN (4-1860) m Peter Booth 6 Apr 1869 Haywood, TN.
They are in the 1870 Haywood, TN census & living with her mother. Georgan is
age 13 b. TN & Peter is age 21)
1.10. Daniel Worsham
Hardeman d/o John Hardeman & Dorothy Edwards. She was their ninth
child and was b abt 1761. (Note: If Lydia was b in 1761, then Daniel was b
earlier than abt 1792 or Lydia was b. later than 1761. It does not seem
reasonable, she would be so much older than he was) It is believed she married
twice: 1st) Crunk, and 2nd)
Daniel Worsham. Constantine Hardeman, who bought the Rockingham land from Lydia
and Daniel was her nephew. Constantine was s/o Thomas Hardeman and brother to
Lydia. Constantine m Sarah Jane Marr 31 Jul 1799 Henry, VA. A book
"Wilderness Calling," by Nicholas Perkins Hardeman is written about
Thomas Hardeman and his descendants. (Ellenor Howell, 2002)
1. John A Worsham b abt 1806 of Lunenburg, VA
m Catherine L. abt
1835. Family lived in Lunenburg, VA.
1.6. Henry P Worsham is Haynie Portney Worsham who
Crafton & m 2nd) Fannie Fuqua, abt 1877 Lunenburg, VA.
b May 1870 Nottoway, VA m Virginia A. Stubblefield 29 Jun 1894
Richmond, VA. James d 16 Aug 1919 in Richmond, VA.
22.214.171.124. James Franklin Worsham
b 7 May 1895 Richmond, VA, m Irma Celeste Eacho. James d
11 Nov 1947 Richmond, VA & Irma b 8 Jul 1902 Richmond, VA, d Nov 1985.
126.96.36.199.1. Frances Ann Worsham
b 1927 Richmond, VA. A photo of Frances Ann Worsham is
in the 1943 Marshallite yearbook, John Marshall High School, Richmond, VA, p 82.
188.8.131.52. Ellen Inez Worsham
b Mar 1898 Richmond, VA.
1.7. George T Worsham m
I A Dunnavant 10 Mar 1874
Lunenburg, VA. Indie Ann Worsham d. 2 Jan 1934 Lunenburg Co, VA. Children:
(male) b May 1875 Lunenburg, VA. Add child and change
1.7.2. Howard Winston Worsham b 1 Mar 1876 Lunenburg,
1.7.3. Thomas Embert Worsham d 28 May 1948 Lunenburg,
b 12 Nov 1881 Lunenburg, VA.
1.7.6. William Worsham
b Jun 1883 Lunenburg, VA. Add
child and change paragraph numbers.
C Worsham b 14 Sep 1891 Lunenburg, VA
& d Oct 1965.
J & E Worsham
1. J W Worsham b abt 1828 TN
(32-1860) & m E Worsham (maiden name unknown) abt 1831 TN. Some
by the name Washam & they lived in Lamar, TX; Fulton, AR;
Holt Co, MO. Descendant & family researcher, Tessie Jean Washam Harper, was nominated for Supporting
Actress in the movie, "Crimes of the Heart" in 1987. He is in the 1870 Hot
Springs, Hot Springs Co, AR census as J Worsham age 39 b Maine?, carpenter, p555.
Attached is the 1860
Lamar Co, Texas census of those eligible for the military.
Vince Washam, 2004, wrote:
"I interviewed a member of my
great-great-fathers brothers family and she said that her husband had been told that the
J. Worsham that is in the 1860 that I emailed you previously about, see bottom message,
instead of John she said that she was told that his name was Jerry and she was told that
his wife who was listed as E. was Emily Hughs. I hope that this is the break that I have
been trying to find for a long time."
1.1. Thomas C
Washam "Tom." Tom m 1st)
Josephine Julie Melton. Tom m 2nd) Omie
Williams "Oma" in Mammoth Spring, Fulton, AR. (Her
last name is from Allyson Anderson, 2012,
who found it on the death cert of her daughter Maudie.) She was b 1 Apr
18834 Saddle, AR. They are in the 1910
Campbell, Lawrence Co, AR census as: Thomas Washam age 58 b AR m 8 yrs, 2nd marriage. His
father was b in TN and and mother in Germany? (hard to read). In the household are: Oma age 26 AR m 8 yrs 3 children 3 living,
1st marriage, Susie age 7 b AR, Earl age 4 b AR, Maude age 8/12? b AR.
About 1915 Omie m 2nd) Benjamin
Harrison Carter b 30 Jan 1880 AR & d 5 Jun 1928 West Plains, Howell,
1.1A.1. E T
Washam b abt 1875 AR, female (5-1880)
Washam d 18 Feb 1912 (T J Harper, 1993)
1.1A.3. Joseph Archie Washam d
22 Dec 1955 Mammoth Spring, Fulton, AR. Joseph
Archie Washam family is in the 1920 Mammoth Spring, Fulton, AR
Census as Joe Washam age 33 b MO, Rose age 22 b MO, & Rainey age 5 b AR.
In the 1930 Mammoth Spring, Fulton, AR Cens are Joe Washam age 45 b MO,
Rose age 32, Rancie L Washam age 15 son, Robert L Washam 6 & Ester P age 3.
1.1A.3A.1. Charlie Washam
26 Nov 1989 Kelseyville, Lake, CA.
1.1A.4. Richard Samuel Washam family is in
the 1920 Mammoth Spring, Fulton, AR census as Richard Washam age 28 b AR,
Allie age 26 b MO, Rada age 5 b AR, Art age 1 y 6 months b AR, Innis step dau
age 16 b AR, & Earl step son age 13 b AR. In the 1930 Mammoth Spring,
Fulton, AR census are Richie Washam age 37 b AR, Allie age 36, Reda age
15, Art V age 11, Ned age 7, Amos age 5 & Ed J age 2
V Washam "Art" b 8 Jul 1918 in Mammoth Spring, Fulton, AR & d 13 Sep 1986 in
Springfield, Greene, MO. He m Zelma Vera Balentine b 15 Aug 1924
Stone, AR d/o Eddie Benjamin Balentine and Mittie Belle Lancaster. (Vince
The News Salem, Arkansas, 21 May 2008:
Zelma Vera Washam was born
Aug. 15, 1924, in Fifty Six, Ark., the daughter of the late Eddie Balentine and Mittie
Bell Lancaster Balentine. She died May 10, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of
She was united in marriage
Feb. 22, 1942, in Fifty-Six, Ark., to Arthur Washam, who preceded her in death Sept.
She was a dedicated
homemaker, enjoyed gardening, and quilting.
Zelma was a Christian, being
saved and baptized at an early age and faithfully attended church.
She is survived by: three
sons, Levern Washam and wife, Gayle of Benton, Ark., Eugene Washam and wife, Judy of
Mammoth Spring, Ark., and Dale Washam and wife, Ann of Mammoth Spring; five
grandchildren, Laurie Mikasa, Vincent Washam and wife, Linda, Jody Washam, Kyle Washam
and Bradley Washam and wife, Jolie; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, E.C.
Balentine, of Carmi, Ill., Roy Balentine of Timbo, Ark., and Lewis Balentine of
Oakland, Ark.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friend.
She was preceded in death
by: her parents, Eddie and Mittie Balentine; and her husband, Art Washam.
Funeral services were held
May 14 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Jimmy Lemmonds
officiating. Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring with
arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.
Change Joseph & Ollie children:
1.1A.3B.1. Eddie Ray Washam
1.1A.3B.2. Ester Washam
Joseph & Rosey children:
1.1A.3C.1. Rancie Lee Washam b
17 Nov 1914 of Fulton, AR & d 26 Jun 1973 Detroit, Wayne, MI. Rancie m
Miranda Clements 5 Sep
1936 Saline, AR. Bessie b 14 Aug 1914 of North Little Rock, ARthe d/o William Harmon
Clements and Martha White. Bessie d 15 Feb 2007 in
Detroit, Wayne, MI.
Margaret Skulason, 2009
Bessie was one of the best people I ever knew. She loved her family dearly and we
loved her so much. She told me years ago though she did not have a lot of money she
had a family that loved her and that was all she needed. All my aunts, uncle,
grandchildren and great grandchildren loved her more than you’ll ever know.
Children: (Margaret Skulason, 2009)
Barbara A Washam b 1936 m Stan Kopek. He d 2008 in
Mary L Washam m 1st) Mr Rasnek (Rasnack)& had
sons Allan and Kenny. Mary m 2nd) Bob Smith from KY.
Three children: Betty, Tony and Steve.
Elizabeth L "Betty" Washam "Betty" m James
4 Jan 1962 in Monterey, CA. James b 8 Mar 1940 & d 1 Jan 1976 Los Angeles, CA.
They had a daughter, Margaret Foster.
Wilma Jo Washam m Frank Bartels & had two sons,
Walter and Matt.
Richard L. Washam m 1st) Pam. He adopted her two
daughters and they had one son Sean.
1.1A.3C.2. Robert Lee Washam
"Bob" d 1989 Mammoth Spring, Fulton, AR. He m Ida
Mae Wilson b 7 Apr 1923 & d 28 May 2001 Mammoth Spring, Fulton,
1.1A.3C.3. Tommie Joe Washam
b 6 Aug 1935 Mammoth Springs, Fulton, AR, m Peggy
Phillips & he d 9 May 1979 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
Richard Samuel Washam “Richie”
b Oct 15, 1890 Oregon, Holt, MO.
is from “Fishing
Is Best And Cares Unknown", "A Vacation In Mammoth Spring Is An
Investment In Health And Happiness." It is a 1936 Mammoth Spring, AR booklet about fishing and hunting offered
in the beautiful Ozark town which is named for one of the Seven Wonders of
Thomas C & Omie children:
Washam b abt 1903 of Lawrence, AR m Lum Deathridge & d Mammoth
Spring, Fulton, AR.
Photo of Alzie (wife of
James Owen Washam) and Susie Washam Deatherage. L Walters submitted photo to the
Ancestry.com Deatherage/Cannon/Jacobs/Cates Family Tree, 2009.
Rueus Washam b 3 Feb 1905 of Lawrence, AR m abt 1927 of Kansas City,
KS Opal Brewer b abt 1909 LA. Earl d 25 Nov 1959 San Diego, CA.
Child: Earl R Washam b 30 Dec 1929 KS, d 20
Nov 1988 San Francisco, CA & m 1st) 12 Dec 1953 Palm Daly
& m 2nd) Kathleen M Nizuk 4 Nov 1982 San Francisco,
1.1B.3. Eura Maude
Washam "Maudie" b 21 Jul 1910 Mammoth Springs, Fulton, AR & d 31 May
1970 St. Louis, MO. She m 1st) Morgan Spencer Riley
b 26 Feb 1910 Union, Barton, MO & d 1 Jun 1965 in Marquette, Mackinac, MI. He was
the son of Henry P and Effie Riley. He was also known as James Morgan Ruffin.
Photo of James Ruffin
from the 8 Nov 1937
Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin).
They had a child: Juanita Mary Ruffin who was
adopted by a Burns family.
m 2nd) Charles B Elrod. (T J Harper, 1993) Charles b 22 Jun
1910 of Powel, Craighead, AR & d 16 Nov 1986 Saint Louis, Saint Louis City, MO.
Charles m 1st) Eula Sidenstricker. Child of Charles and Maude: Grover Wayne Elrod.
1.3. John Castile
Worsham or Washam m 1st) Mary Frances Ross
8 Sep 1877 Howell, MO. She was the d/o James J Ross b 30 Dec 1829 of Weakley,
TN & Mary A Wren b 14 Oct 1828 of Warren, KY. She was married and living with her
parents in the 1880 Lunenburg, Izard, Arkansas Census as Mary Washam age 17 b AR. Mary
Ross m 2nd) William Nicholas Coleman 9 Sep 1883. William b 9 Jan 1849 Ackworth, Cobb, GA,
d Mar 1936 Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR. William and Mary F Coleman 1930 Fort Smith,
Sebastian, AR cens. William & Fannie are bur Oak Cemetery. Coleman children: Pearl
Gertrude Coleman b 28 Aug 1884 d 21 Oct 1967; Lucy Mae Coleman b Apr 1885 d 7 Jul 1907;
Ollie Green Coleman b 8 Nov 1890 & d 24 Feb 1993; Ruth Isla Coleman b Jan 1895 & d
10 Feb 1987; Shirley Coleman b 28 Sep 1896 d Oct 1979 (male); Jewel I Coleman b Apr 1900
d 1982. (Family records of Mary Black, 1999) John died in 1912 & is buried in Hurst
Cem, Fulton AR, his head stone is a piece of concrete that reads John Cazel Worsham
1857-1912. (Johnny L Washam, 2005)
Photo of Mary Ross from
Johnny Washam, 2007.
1.3A.1. James Owen
Worsham m Rebecca Alzira Deatherage "Alzie" b 17 Sep
1884 Bakersfield, Ozark, Missouri & d 27 Sep 1975 Judsonia Cross, White, AR.
James Owen Worsham and Rebecca's photo are from Johnny
If you are a descendant of Alzie Deatherage and
James Washam, a family reunion was held 1 Oct 2011 in
Arkansas. If you have questions or interested in attending a reunion, their website
1.3A.1.1. Minnie May Worsham
Burt Keton who was b 6 Oct 1897 Swifton,
AR. (Elsie Welch, 1999, daughter of Bert Keton and Minnie Mae Worsham)
Photo of Herbert from
Johnny Washam, 2007.
1.3A.1.3. Virgil Lee Washam
d 28 Oct 1994 of Augusta, Woodruff, AR. Leah Zona Petty wa
25 Sep 1909
Moreland, Pope, AR & d 29 May 2003 of McCrory, Woodruff, AR. Photo
of Virgil from Johnny Washam, 2007.
Children of Virgil:
1.3A.1.3.1. Johnny Lee Washam.
Owen Worsham m Fern Lena Robertson 3 Nov 1928
Jackson, AR. Fern b 6 May 1912 & d
2 Jun 1995 Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Photo of Shelby Owen
Worsham from Johnny Washam, 2007.
1.3A.1.5.1 Shelby Wayne Worsham b 24 Sep 1932 of
Walnut Ridge, Lawrence, AR. Shelby m Meda Lou Manus
3 Apr 1954 Hernando, MS. Meda b 19 Sep 1936 Lawrence, Arkansas. Meda divorced
Shelby Jun 1972. Meda m 2nd) Luther Samuel Hazelwood
"Sam" & they divorced Jul 1997. Meda m 3rd) Ronald Bills. Meda m 4th)
Edwin Leroy Colby 22 Jun 2003.
1.3A.1.7. Johney Rex Worsham m
Ruthie Jewell Templeton 28 Dec 1951
Swifton, AR. Photo of Shelby Owen Worsham from Johnny Washam,
Johney's obit. was published 24 Oct 2007 in the South Bend Tribune:
Johney "Rex" Worsham Jan 17, 1918 - Oct 22, 2007; BUCHANAN - Johney
"Rex" Worsham, 89, died at 5 p.m. Monday in Lakeland Specialty Hospital,
Berrien Center. He was born on Jan. 17, 1918, in Viola, Arkansas, to James and Rebecca
Worsham, who both have preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by a
stepfather, Huey Hunt, and by 10 brothers and sisters. On December 28, 1951, in
Swifton, Arkansas, he married Ruthie Jewell (Templeton) Worsham. Survivors include his
wife, Ruthie J. (Templeton); sons, Dennis (Dawn) of Newport News, VA, and Terry of
Buchanan; sisters, Jewell Tucker of Brutus, MI, and Pauline Tucker of Noble, OK;
grandchildren, Gillian Most and Todd Worsham; and great-grandchildren, Annabelle and
Owen Tytler. He was a longtime member of Buchanan Christian Church and was a Word War
II Army veteran. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Buchanan Christian Church,
with Pastor Dennis Worsham officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
in Hoven Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to
Buchanan Christian Church.
1.3A.1.10. Raymond Austin Washam "Ray" b 22 Sep
1925 Swifton, Jackson, AR. (5-1930) Ray m Ella Arelina East
10 Dec 1957 Hernando, MS. Raymond d 7 Feb 1994 Walnut Ridge, AR. Ray was a
Korea War Veteran. (Ray Washam Jr, 2008) The 3 Dec
2002 The Times Dispatch, Walnut Ridge, AR:
Ella Washam, 66, of Rock Falls, Ill., died Dec 3, 2002, after a
lengthy illness. Born April 12, 1936, in Calvin Crossing, she was the daughter of
William and Edith Neal East. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond A.
Washam, on Feb 7, 1994, whom she married Dec. 10, 1957, in Hernando, Miss.; a brother,
a sister, a daughter and her parents. Survivors include a son, Raymond Washam, Rock
Falls; three brothers, David East, Arnold, Mo., Ronald East, Indianapolis, and Darrell
East, Magnolia; a sister, Thelma Heard, Hoxie; and two grandchildren, Christopher East
and Hannah JoElle Washam.
1.3A.1.11. Maxine Deloris Worsham m
Harold I Hamilton 1946 Randolph, AR. (1-1930)
Maxine d 22 Nov 2002 Bremen, Marshall, IN.
Photos of Shelby Owen Worsham from Johnny Washam, 2007.
1.3B.1. William Hamen Worsham "Will" b 16 Apr 1884
Bennett Bayou, Fulton, AR & d 3 Apr 1945 in Salem, Fulton, AR.
He m Roxie
Caroline Foster 16 Apr 1884 Bennett Bayou, Fulton, AR. Roxie was b 18 Dec
1885 of Fulton, AR & d 11 Mar 1974 in Salem, Fulton, AR. She was the daughter of Zachria T
& Parellee Foster.
Julie Snelgroes Walker, 2010 provided this
photograph of Will Worsham.
1.3B.1.1. Lillie Lee Ann Worsham &
Ralph Emerson Shrable. They are in the 1930 Bennett Bayou, Fulton, AR census. He
is age 32 & Lillie is age 26. Lillie d Sep 1982 Viola, Fulton, AR & Ralph d Dec 1985
Viola, Fulton, AR.
Picture from Julie Snelgroes Walker, 2010, left to
right: Edith Imogene Worsham Snelgroes, Johnnie Worsham Snelgroes, Bonnie
Worsham Gould, Lillie Worsham Shrable, Roxie Foster Worsham.
1.3B.1.1.1. Lorene Mary Shrable b 14 Apr 1918 m
1.3B.1.1.2. Rudolph Jonathan Shrable b 30 Aug 1920
Erceil Madge Phillips b 23 Jun 1925 m 24 Oct 1941. Rudolph d 5 Mar 2004 Fulton,
AR. Mar 8, 2004 Obituary:
Passed Away: 3/5/2004
SALEM - Rudolph Jonathan "Doc" Shrable, son of the late Ralph Emerson and Lillie
LeAnn Worsham Shrable, was born Aug. 30, 1920, in Vidette. He died Friday, March 5,
2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 83 years, six months and five
He married Erceil Madge Phillips Oct. 24, 1941. To this union, four sons were born.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the Arkansas Highway
Department with 30 years of service as a ferry boat pilot. He was a cattle farmer
all his life, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a
lifelong resident of Viola. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife,
Erceil; sons Doyle (Judy) Shrable and Pascal (Ruth) Shrable of Viola; three
grandchildren, Boyd (Kerri) Shrable of Viola, Justin Shrable and fianc?e Jenny
Webster of Jonesboro and Brandi Shrable of Jonesboro; three great-grandchildren,
Jordyn, Dalton and Jagger Shrable of Viola; six sisters, Hasseltine Pendergrass,
Lucille Boles, Lessie Jean (Bill) Clay, Betty (Winston) Kerley, Joyce (Leon) Hodges
and Jodie (Ronnie) Sutherland; one brother, Curtis Shrable; and a host of other
relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Boyd Dean and Gordon R. Shrable; two sisters,
Lorene Rudrauff and Audine Rowlett; two brothers, Judge and Lehman Shrable; and his
Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Viola Baptist Church with Robert Lashand and John
Hodges officiating. Burial was at Flora Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins
Funeral Home of Salem.
1.3B.1.1.3. Hasseltine Hester Shrable b 9 Jul
Roy Lester Pendergrass b 8 Jun 1912 m 29 Jan 1938
1.3B.1.1.4. Lucille Velma Shrable b 23 Dec 1924 m
Ray Farrel 1940 2nd) Boles.
1.3B.1.1.5. Judges Shrable b 22 Jan 1924 d 22 Jan 1924
bur Pleasant View Cem., Gepp, AR.
1.3B.1.1.6. Lehman Adolf Shrable b 12 Jun 1927 m
Faye Clayton b 24 Jan 1928 m 31 Aug 1945. Lehman d 29 Nov 2001 Kansas City. Baxter
Funeral services for Lehman A. Shrable, 74, Lawrence, were Monday at the Rumsey-Yost
Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Shrable died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 at the University
of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.
He was born June 12, 1927 at Vidette, Ark., the son of Ralph Emerson Shrable and
Lillie Leann (Worsham) Shrable.
He was a Navy Veteran of WWII, serving on the USS Lexington from Oct. 15, 1945 to
July 20, 1946. He received the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal and the American
Theater Medal. He attended schools in Viola, Ark. He came to Douglas County in March
of 1952 and worked for Hercules Ammunition Plant where he was a pipe fitter,
retiring in 1989. He was the second driver hired to haul concrete for L.R.M. and
worked for them for many years. In the 1950s he helped build missile bases.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, Baldwin City, and the American Legion
Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, Lawrence.
He married Faye Claxton Aug. 31, 1946 in Viola, Ark. She survives of the home.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorene Raudaff and Audine Rowlett.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Suit, Berryville, Ark., and Cheryl Flory
and her husband, Randy, Lawrence; two brothers, Rudolph Shrable, Viola, Ark. and
Curtis Shrable, Salem, Ark.; six sisters, Lucille Boles, Lessie Clay and Jo
Sutherland, all of Viola, Ark., Haseltine Pendergrass, Bakersfield, Mo., Joyce
Hodges, Elizabeth, Ark. and Betty Kerley, Raytown, Mo.; six grandchildren and two
Burial was at Washington Creek Cemetery, Southwest Douglas County. Memorial
contributions can be made to Douglas Country Visiting Nurses Association and left in
care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online
condolences may be sent to www.rumsey-yost.com
1.3B.1.1.7. Curtis Truman Shrable b 20 Nov 1929
1.3B.1.1.8. Audine Shrable b 19 Apr 1932 m
d 6 Nov 2000 Independence, Jackson, MO (SSDI)
1.3B.1.1.9. Lessie Shrable m Clay
1.3B.1.1.10. Jo Shrable m Sutherland
1.3B.1.1.11. Joyce Shrable m Hodges
1.3B.1.1.12. Betty Shrable m Kerley
1.3B.1.2. Myrtle Lou Worsham b 1904 Fulton, AR, d
1909 Fulton, AR bur Flora Cem, Fulton, AR.
1.3B.1.3. Gordie Elizabeth Worsham b 12 Jun 1906. She &
husband Lester Gilbreth (Gailbraith) are in the 1930 Bayou, Baxter, AR census. He is age
29 & she is age 22 with children: James P age 3 yrs 10 mo; Fred A age 1 yr 9 mo.
Lester Davis Gailbraith b 14 Nov 1899 Baxter, AR (World
War I Draft registration)
1.3B.1.5. Victor Cody Worsham b 26 Sep 1911 d 15 Aug 1978
Viola, Fulton, AR bur Flora Cemetery. He m 1st) Pearlie Dillinger
& m 2nd) Tressie K Holstine who was b 16 Nov 1921
& d 21 Jul 2003
Viola, Fulton, AR. (SSDI)
1.3B.1.5B.3. R C Worsham
b 25 Feb 1944 Viola, AR & d 7 May 2013 of Viola, Fulton, AR.
Published in Baxter Bulletin on May 10, 2013:
R C Worsham, 69 R.C. Worsham, of Viola,
son of the late Victor Cody Worsham
and Tressie Holstine Worsham, was born February 25, 1944 in Viola, Arkansas.
He died May 7, 2013 at his home at the age of 69 years 2 months and 12 days.
He was united in marriage to Tempa Gould on March 20, 1964 at West Plains.
Three children were born to this union. He was a barber until his retirement.
He was a member of the Viola Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife,
Tempa Worsham of the family home; his children: Rita Foster and husband Rick
of Viola, Mark Worsham also of Viola ; grandchildren: Cody Worsham, Renea
Foster, Raeleen Foster, Faith Worsham, Ryan Foster, and Kevin Foster; sisters
and brother: Betty Hewitt of Viola, Donna Gould of Viola, Ewell Worsham of Mt.
View, Missouri, and Jaquita Garner of Viola; and a host of other relatives and
friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Lee Worsham; brothers,
Robert Dean Holstine, and Donald Wayne Worsham, and his father and mother.
Pallbearers are, Matthew Worsham, John Worsham, Adam Worsham, Ronnie Hewitt,
Terry Gould, and Rodney Garner. Honorary Pallbearers are, Charles Campbell,
Larry Burns, Scott Holstine, Ewell Worsham, and James Carrington. Services are
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2 pm at Viola Church of Christ with burial to follow
in Flora Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.
Visitation is Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Cox-Blevins Chapel. Sign the guest
registry at www.coxblevinsfuneralhome.com
1.3B.1.7. Bonnie Priscilla Worsham b 14 Jan 1915 m
Roy Gould 21 Dec 1940 Fulton, AR
1.3B.1.8. Tollie Ray Worsham b 6 Feb 1918 & d 29 Nov 1990
Salem, Fulton, AR. (SSDI). He m. 1st) Bonnie Webb, 27 Aug
1937, Fulton, AR. Tollie & Bonnie divorced 10 Oct 1939 Fulton Co, AR.
Tollie m 2nd) Venita Irene Landers who was b 9 Jul 1920 &
d 14 Dec 2004 Salem, Fulton, AR (SSDI)
1.3B.1.9. Johnnie Geneve Worsham b 19 Jun 1919 m
Hayden P Snelgroes 30 May 1936 Fulton, AR. (Fulton
Co, AR Marriages) She d 6 Apr 2004 Viola, Fulton, AR (SSDI) Hayden b. 1 Aug 1915 d 16
Dec 1996 Viola, Fulton, AR (SSDI) Johnnie’s obituary, 15 Apr 2004:
Johnnie Snelgroes Born 6-19-1919 – Died 4-6-2004
Johnnie Geneva Snelgroes, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Will Worsham and Roxie
C. Foster Worsham, was born June 19, 1919, in Viola, Ark. She died April 6, 2004, at
Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. at the age of 84 years. She was
united in marriage to Hayden Snelgroes on May 30, 1936, at Viola, and to this union
four children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Viola Church of
Christ. Survivors include her daughters – Barbara Blevins of Viola and Jan Cunningham
of Gassville; one sister, Bonnie Gould of Sturkie, Ark.; six grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren. She as preceded in death by her husband in 1966; two sons – James
and Max Snelgroes, one son-in-law, Jerry Ninemire, three brothers, three sisters and
her father and mother. The funeral service was a April 8 at Cox-Blevins Chapel in
Salem. Burial was in Flora Cemetery.
Imogene Worsham b 1 Dec 1921, m Thurman M. Snelgroes
14 Aug 1937 Fulton, AR. (Fulton Co, AR Marriages) She d 17 Feb 1999 Viola, Fulton,
AR (SSDI) Thurman b 5 Jan 1918 & d 6 Jan 1997 Viola, Fulton, AR. (SSDI)
Julie Snelgroes Walker,
2010 provided this photograph; left to right: Edith Imogene Worsham Snelgroes, Johnnie
Worsham Snelgroes, Bonnie Worsham Gould, Lillie Worsham Shrable, Roxie Foster Worsham.
Children: (Julie Walker, 2007)
Snelgroes died shortly after birth
Lynn Snelgroes b 24 Dec 1939 d 11 Aug 1996. He m Saundra Sue Helm and had
Ann Snelgroes m Larry Don Walker & had children: Shelbye Eden Walker & Cody
Lynn Snelgroes m Charles Smith - no children
David Snelgroes m Melody Lynn Walker (div). Child: Ashlynn Dawn Snelgroes.
Snelgroes died shortly after birth
Snelgroes died shortly after birth
Worsham b 1923, d 1923, bur Pleasant View Cemetery, Gepp, AR.
1.3B.1.12. Billy Junior Worsham b 9 May 1925 d 23 Oct 1992
Salem, Fulton, AR (SSDI) m. Billy Ruth Brown.
1.3B.3. John D Washam
"Johnnie" b Jul 1890 Fulton, AR. John died in 1914. He is buried
close to his father in Hurst Cem, Fulton Co, AR: Johnnie Worsham 1890-1914. (Johnny L
1.3B.6. Thomas Jackson Worsham
"Tom" b 19 Feb 1900 Fulton, AR
m 1st) Nolla McCarty 26 Mar 1919 Fulton, AR. They were divorced in 1919.
Thomas m 2nd) Dorothy Elizabeth Wray in 1920. (Radonna Worsham Blan, 2000)
1.3B.6B.1. Leeman Worsham
1.3B.6B.2. Hazel Beatrice Worsham
1.3B.6B.3. Owen Lee Worsham b 5 Dec 1924 OK &
Dec 1966 Kern, CA. Owen m 1st) Martellia Webb.
(Joplin, Missouri) 5/17/1946:
Bailey awarded decrees as follows: Martellia Warsham from Owen Lee Warsham,
with restoration of her former name Webb"
m 2nd) Nina Pauline Wright b 1 Sep 1922 of
Burnett, Pottawatomie, OK & d 6 Aug 1983 in Bakersfield, Kern,
Gail Worsham, Gary Lee Worsham & Beverly A Worsham.
Junior Worsham "Tommy" b 13 Feb 1928 Missouri & d 5 Feb 1998 Shafter, Kern, CA.
Tommy m 1st) Glenda Sue Little "Pookie" b 31 Mar 1930 Eufaula, Oklahoma & d 17 Dec 2010
Shafter, Kern, CA. Glenda's obituary published in Bakersfield Californian, 21 Dec 2010:
Glenda Sue Worsham "Pookie"
August 25, 1930 - December 17, 2010 Visitation will be held Tuesday December
21st, 2010 from
2 to 8pm at Peter's Funeral Home, 844 East Ledro Hwy, Shafter. Graveside service will
be held on Wednesday December 22, 2010 at 2pm at Shafter Memorial Park. Glenda Sue
Worsham was born in Eufaula Oklahoma on August 25th, 1930. As a child, she lived in
Bakersfield and later resided in Shafter where her family built their home with their
own hands. Glenda worked very hard from an early age and continued to work until she
retired. She was very loved by her family and was always there whenever anyone needed
her. Glenda passed away peacefully at her home while in the presence of her daughters,
Kelley Gonzales and Tina Mathews, on December 17, 2010 at the age of 80. Glenda was
preceded in death by her mother, Samantha Little, her father, Hugh W. Little, her
husband, Tommy Jr. Worsham, her sister, Stella Creekbaum, her brother, George Little,
her granddaughter, Marissa Webb, her grandson, Elivorio Rodriguez and her Uncle
Chester Little. She leaves two sisters, Mary White and Linda Wray; two daughters and
two son-in-laws, Kelley and Freddy Gonzales and Tina and Wayne Mathews; 10
grandchildren: Donny, Derek, Matthew, Michael, Krista, Dale, Don, Kassey, Megan, and
Cheryl; 19 great-grandchildren: Donald Jerry III, Steven Derek, Mattison, Anthony,
Ricardo, Christian, Serenity, Skye, Zoye, Ashley, Shelby, Heather, Amber, Kesley,
Allyssa, Kohlson, Kyla, Zale and Eirina; three great-great grandchildren, Chloe, Lilly
Anna, and Logan; and also many nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives. The
family would like to thank all of those who gave their generosity, support, and
prayers. Words cannot express the great gratitude they have for the many people that
helped during this time of their loss. She is not lost forever, But just for a while,
We'll meet her again, And experience that smile. Peter's Funeral Home
& Glenda divorced Aug 1972 Kern, CA. Tommy m 2nd) Ms Bailey
and had a child Bryan Lee Worsham.
1.3B.6B.5. Jimmy Byrd Worsham
1.3B.6B.6. Jack Wray Worsham
1.3B.6B.7. Teddy Michael Worsham "Mike"
m Paula Sue Rodgers.
Children: Robert Michael Worsham, Shannon Leann Worsham and Radonna L. Worsham.
1. Joseph B Worsham
b abt 1824 VA m Amanda Stokes about 1848.
Descendants lived in Lawrence, MO & Calloway, MO. An 1849
Lawrence Co, MO Probate Box 1, file 29, mentions Thomas Marshall, John Guthrie,
J B Worsham Bondsman and the 1865 Lawrence Co, MO Probate Box 9, file 232, of
N B Fike, has J B Worsham, Bondsman. He d 1873 and Amanda d 1878. (John B.
Worsham, 2001) John B. Worsham's great grandfather (John B) farmed the MO River
bottom land and islands in the Cedar City, MO area. His dad told him that he had
an great uncle (called him Uncle Dick) that went to Texas. "It was reported
to my dad that he became rich in the oil or cattle business." This family
history connects Joseph and William Talbert Worsham (see page 791).
William Talbert in the 1840 Cootesandesein, Callaway Co, MO census page 199, as
William T Worsham & living in the house are: 2m age 20-30, 1 f age <5, 1
f age 15-20. Also nearby is Henry Stokes age 40-50 who is probably the father of Araminta Ann Stokes & Amanda Stokes. The male, age 20-30 was probably
Joseph B Worsham, probable brother of William T Worsham.
According to Amy L Worsham, 2001, another child
of Joseph & Amanda was Miriah Worsham. Amy wrote:
My great-great Grandfather was Joseph E
Worsham (1824-1873). He had a child Miriah Worsham who m Lindsey Carson (He was
Kit Carson's brother). Aunt Lillie Jane McCarty's family had a picture of Miriah
and Lindsey Carson in a family album.
However, this Miriah was born abt 1831 in
Missouri (1880 census), too early to be a child of Joseph and Amanda.
1.1. Nancy G Worsham
1.2. Virginia Worsham change paragraph number.
1.3. John Banks Worsham
m Phenina R Conger "Nina" 19 Sep 1875 Calloway, MO.
Nina b 24 Sep 1857 Callaway, MO & d 16 Sep 1949 Callaway, MO.
Leanne Lewis Norman,
2012, explained the family relationship with Kit Carson:
Nina is the d/o Stephen
Conger and Lucy Jane Gordon.
Joseph E. Gordon had a
second wife Mathilda Henderson and they had a daughter Maria Louisa Gordon.
Maria Louisa Gordon is Lucy Jane Gordon Conger's half sister.
Maria L. Gordon married John Williams who died and Maria Gordon Williams' second
husband was Lindsey Carson II the brother of Christopher Huston "Kit" Carson.
So the Lindsey Carson
connection does not come from the Worsham side of the family, it comes from the
Conger/Gordon side of the family.
MO death cert 23193: John Banks Worsham d Jul
12, 1928 Round Prarie, Callaway; wife Nina Worsham, farmer, b 5/30/1853 MO, father Joseph
Worsham b WV, mother Amanda Stokes b WV, informant Nina Worsham Fulton, MO; bur Carrington Cem
number and paragraph numbers of children.
1.3.1. Ora Worsham. Name should be
Worsham b abt 1876 MO & d in infancy. (Amy L Worsham, 2001)
1.3.2. Ira Thomas Worsham b 5 Dec 1878 Callaway Co,
MO & m
Ollie Mae Willett 12 May 1900 Callaway Co, MO.
Ollie b 25 Jul 1879 MO. Ira Worsham’s name was is very
hard to read in the 1880 Callaway Co, MO census. (2-1880) He was deposed in 1901 Callaway Co, MO for his uncle,
Onus Worsham in a Military Pension File claim. (See 1.7. Onus Worsham b Mar 1865
Callaway) Ira was in the 1900, 1910 & 1920 Callaway Co, MO census.
Ollie Mae was in the 1910 & 1920 Callaway Co, MO census.
The Chillicothe Constitution (MO) 4 Feb 1904:
Farmers try Butler, Fulton,
Mo, Feb 3, Ira Warsham, a farmer, one juror to try Ed Butler, charged with paying
members of the house of the municipal assembly in St. Louis, for their votes for a
contract to light the city's streets.
Ollie d 26 Jun
1926 & Ira d 14 Aug 1950 Callaway Co, MO.
Sue Rebecca Lasater, 2003:
"Ollie May, Ira's wife was his
first wife and the mother of all of his children. However, ... he had one after Ollie
More information included on some
of their children (Family records of Debra Petit, 1999).
184.108.40.206. John Aaron Worsham
b 17 Mar 1901 Callaway, MO m Anna W Burks
"Annie" b 1903 & d 27 Jan 1934 Callaway, MO. Annie
was b abt 1903 & d 1934
Cemetery Records of Callaway Co, MO, v II has, Millersburg Cem, Millersburg, MO;
John A Worsham, son of J A & A Worsham d 13 Aug 1925.
A Worsham d Aug 13, 1925 and was bur Millersburg Cem, Millersburg,
MO (Cemetery Records of Callaway Co, MO, v II)
220.127.116.11. Lee Ola Worsham
(was Luola) b abt 1902 Callaway, MO. In the
1910 census, she was listed as Luola age 8. Her first husband was Harry
Smith & she m 2nd) Mr Bailey bef 1940.
18.104.22.168.1A. Roy Ellis Worsham
b 22 Dec 1921 Fulton, MO. Roy m 1st) Sue Rebecca Lasater
who was b 31 Jul 1924 TN. Debra Worsham-Petit, 2003 wrote:
"They were married twice. The first marriage was
in 1941 in a church and they divorced. They married again in 1943 by a JP and
were divorced the second time in 1966 or '67 in St. Louis, MO." "When
Roy Ellis was 21 years old he went in the service because of the draft and mom
thinks he was classified as a 4F. He was only in the war for about 6 months and
served at Fort Bragg. He had respiratory problems because his nose had been
broken as a child so many times and received an Honorable Discharge. Dad and Mom
lived in Denver, CO from February 1948 to about 1953. Dad worked for William
Worsham for a while and William Worsham died from pneumonia in 1952 or 1953 in
Denver, CO. He was married to a woman named Ruth from Mexico, MO. She said they
moved there when Carole was 2 years old."
William Worsham who Roy worked for and lived in Denver was William Carl Worsham,
a son of Ira Thomas Worsham, who was b 31 Aug 1904 and d 21 Jan 1953.
Sue Lasater m 2nd) Arthur Letter. Roy
moved to CA and changed his name to Jack Grant. He lived in Bellflower, CA. Roy d Jun 1977 CA according to the Social Security
Death Index 563-86-4546. California death records has both Roy E Worsham & Jack
E Grant as b 22 Dec 1921 MO, d Los Angeles 14 Jun 1977, SS# 522-22-1788, 55
22.214.171.124.1A.1. Michael Joseph Worsham
b 17 Dec 1953 St. Louis, MO.
"He lived for a few hours" (Sue Lasater, 2003).
126.96.36.199.1A.2. Annette Worsham
died as an infant.
188.8.131.52.1A.3. Carole Lee Worsham
b May 23, 1945 St Louis, MO m
184.108.40.206.1A.4. Debra Ann Worsham b 2 Dec 1955 St Louis, MO.
She m 1st) Michael Clyde Cooper 24 Jun 1977 no
children div 2 years later in St Louis, MO. She m 2nd) Donald
Alan Bremer b 10 Jul 1952 abt 1981 and div Nov 1995 or 1996 in
Imperial, MO. She m 3rd) Michael Lee Petit b
11 Jan 1958 in Helena, MT on 26 Sep 1998 in St. Louis, MO.
Child of Debra & Donald:
Sara Worsham Bremer b 7 Jul 1984 Kirkwood, St Louis,
220.127.116.11. Ira Eugene Worsham
b 10 Mar 1908 Callaway, MO & d 17 Nov 1974 Mexico, Audrain, MO. Ira m
Ethel Lucile Craven
22 Nov 1936 Macon, Macon, Missouri. Ethel the dau of Owen P & Estella Craven was b 10
Oct 1914 Macon, Macon, MO & d 11 Mar 1997 Mexico, Audrain, MO.
18.104.22.168.1. Roy Alan Worsham
b 11 Jan 1948 of Audrain, MO m
who was b in CT. Sandy's Father George Siket & stepmother, Mary live in
AZ. Roy is an evangelist of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He & Sandy live
in Pennsylvania and have three daughters, Amy, Donna, & Heather. (Roy Worsham)
Jean Worsham m Arthur Earl Pulis.
22.214.171.124. Ivan Willett
Worsham b 26 Feb 1913 in Gilliam, Montgomery, MO & d 4 Aug 1975 in Wellsville,
Montgomery, Missouri. Ivan m Hopie Jane Dunn.
Joan Maxine Worsham b 5 Nov 1945 in Wellsville, Montgomery, MO & d 13 Feb
2009 in Carbondale, Jackson, IL. She m Robert Leon Hardy.
MURPHYSBORO - Joan Maxine Hardy, 63,
passed away at 1:05 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 13, 2009, in
Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 17, 2009, in Pettett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Frye officiating. Burial
will be in Buchanan Cemetery in Rockwood. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Meals on
Joan was born Nov. 5, 1945, in
Wellsville, Mo., to Ivan Willett Worsham and Hopie Jane (Dunn) Worsham.
She was a 1963 graduate of
Wellsville-Middleton R-1 High School. Joan was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hardy was a very active member of
the Church of the Nazarene in Murphysboro, and she had also assisted with teaching
Sunday school classes at the church.
Joan married Robert "Bob" Hardy on
April 1, 1966, in Wellsville, Mo., and he preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2008.
She is survived by one son and
daughter-in-law, Robert Dale Hardy and America-Lynn K. Hardy of Gorham; three
sisters, Ollie Borgmann and her husband, Vernon, of Defiance, Mo., Margie Mitchell
and her husband, Bob, of St. Charles, Mo., and Hopie Hasenbank of Adams, Ore.;
three brothers, Frank Paul Worsham and his wife, Micky, of Navarre, Fla., Gary
Wayne Worsham of Arnold, Mo., and Ira Worsham and his wife, Linda, of Cape Coral,
Fla.; and her best friend, Shirley Daniels of Murphysboro.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; grandparents, John William Dunn and Hester Mae (Sanders) Dunn and Ira T.
Worsham and Ollie May (Willett) Worsham; and one brother, Jim Worsham.
Frank Paul Worsham
Gary Wayne Worsham
(Note new paragraph numbers)
1.3.3. Ada Sali Worsham
b 12 Feb 1880 Callaway Co, MO & m J Ray Laughlin. (Amy L Worsham,
2001) Ada d 14 Oct 1954 Callaway, MO.
1.3.4. Stephen B Worsham
d 1947 Auxvasse, Callaway, MO & m Ora E Willet. (Amy L
Worsham, 2001) Ora b 24 Apr 1885, d Oct 1976 & bur Auxvasse Cem.
1.3.5. Lala Pearl Worsham b 30 Apr 1884
Callaway, MO. She was Lalla P Worsham in the 1900 census. In the Family Tracer Gedcom database she is Pearl Lala Worsham m Laurence
Nicholas Elson, b 13 Jul 1884 Fulton, Callaway, MO, d 19 Mar 1964
Mexico, Audrain, MO, bur East Lawn Memorial, m 13 Jul 1905 Callaway, MO, s/o
Father Nicholas Laurence Elson (d. 20 Oct 1919 Dallas, TX) & Madora Cynthia
Dunn. Amy L Worsham, 2001, wrote:
"Laila Worsham was born 1882 or 1883.
Her name was listed on a family quilt made in 1889 between May and September.
Laila and Pearl were both named on the quilt as 15 years old. I cannot recall
anyone in the family saying anything about Laila. She was not named in John B.
Worsham's will which was written on 10/30/1913. All other children except George
and Glen were listed in the will (both deceased)…"
It is probable that
Laila and Pearl are the same person. Marjorie Waterfield, 2001, wrote:
have the parents of Pearl Lala Worsham as John B. Worsham and Nina Conger. Pearl
Lala Worsham died 12 Aug 1972 Mexico, MO. Their children were: Laurence Glenn
Elson born 11/28/1911, died 3/20/1992 Ft. Worth & Laurene Pearl Elson born
1909 called "Little Pearl" She was married several times…"
1.3.6. John Glen Worsham
b 20 Nov 1887 & d 18 Oct 1907 Callaway, MO. (Amy L Worsham, 2001) He was bur Carrington,
1.3.7. Annie J Worsham b Sep 1890 &
Gibbs Wilkerson. (Amy L Worsham, 2001)
1.3.8. Irl Conger Worsham
b 29 Jul 1894 & m Mary Elizabeth Martin. (Amy L Worsham,
2001) Irl d 24 Dec 1970 Glasgow, Barren, KY & Mary b abt 1913, d
17 Sep 1992 Glasgow, Barren, KY (SSDI)
1.3.9. Lillie Jane Worsham
b 29 Jul 1894 & m John McCarty. (Amy L Worsham, 2001) She d 28
Oct 1989 Fulton, Callaway, MO. John b 24 Dec 1894, d Feb 1983 Fulton,
1.5. Arizona Ann Worsham
b abt 1858 m Joseph C Epperson. Callaway Co, MO marriages
has Joseph Epperson, Miss Arazony Washam 9 Dec 1875, Bk C, p 418. She is age 20 in
the 1880 Cedar, Callaway, MO census (p 492C) with her husband, Joseph Epperson age 30 b MO
& children: Arthur R Epperson age 3, & unnamed daughter Epperson age 1. Her
brother Ones Washum age 16 living with her. In the book he is 1.7. Onus Worsham b Mar 1865.
1.5.1. Arthur R Epperson b abt 1877 Callaway, MO (3-1880) He is probably the Arthur Epperson in the 1910 Elmire Twp, Olmsted
Co, MN census, p 28B age 34 an employee b M0 & parents b MO
1.5.2. Daughter Epperson b abt 1879 Callaway
Co, MO (1-1880)
1.5.3. Son Epperson b 28 Jan 1884 Cedar,
Callaway, MO (Missouri Birth & Death Records)
1.5.4. Ficklin Epperson (female) b 19 Jul
1885 Fulton, Callaway, MO (Missouri Birth & Death Records)
1.5.5. Connie Simco Epperson b 10 Sep 1886
Carrington, MO (World War I Draft Registration) d 30 Nov 1966 Park Rapids, Hubbard, MN
m Anna Appolonia Pheil 28 Nov 1907 Zumbrota, MN b 29 Dec 1882 MN.
In 1908 they lived in Mason City, Iowa. They are listed in
the 1910 4 Ward, Mason, Cerro Gordo, IA census. He is listed as Con E Epperson age 24 b
MO & parents born in MO. Anna is age 25 b MN & parents born in Germany.
Connie bur Akeley, Hubbard Co, Minnesota, USA
Children: Vearlee Arizona Epperson; Hazel
Constance Epperson; Daughter Epperson; Richard J Epperson; Conway Ernest Epperson;
Donald Arthur Epperson.