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Washam (See Benjamin Washam) b abt 1790, d 1845 Mecklenburg, NC. Bennet and Benjamin are probably the
same person. Benjamin Warsham m Rebecca Johnston
11 Jun 1809 Mecklenburg Co, NC. Bennet Warsham m 2 Feb 1820 Mecklenburg Co,
NC, Nancy B Worsham b 1803 Mecklenburg Co, NC with Branch Worsham bondsman.
See page 409 for more information on Nancy. On 3 Oct 1815, Samuel Stanford sold
to Barnett Washum (Bennet?) 50 acres for $175 located on Rocky River near Widow
Washum's spring in Mecklenburg Co, NC.
He is in the 1820 Mecklenburg Co, NC census as Bennet Washam b 1775-1794
& wife (Nancy B Washam) b 1775-1794. Their neighbors included Burrell
Cashion, Robert Morrow, James Henderson, Peter Cashion, John Cashion, Nancy
Brown & Willis Washam.
Bennet Washam is in the 1820 and 1840 census and is not found is the 1830
Mecklenburg Co, NC cens, however, Benjamin Washam is listed. In the 1830
Mecklenburg Co, NC cens he is Benjamin Washam b 1790-1800 with 1 m b 1825-1830
(William Erwin Washam), 1 m b 1820-25 (Richard Washam), 1 f b 1825-1830 (Martha
Washam), 1 f b 1820-25 (probably Fanny M Washam), 1 f b 1790-1800 (wife, Nancy
B Washam) & neighbors were Dicey Washam, John Wright, Benjamin Hucks,
Catherine Wallis, Wilson Alexander & James Coldwell.
The 1840 Mecklenburg Co, NC census has Bennet Worsham b 1790-1800, 2 m b
1830-1835 (William Erwin Washam & Branch A Washam), 1 m b 1820-25 (Richard
Washam); 1 f b 1835-1840 (Nancy Washam), 1 f b 1825-1830 (Martha Washam), 1 f b
1790-1800 (wife, Nancy B. Washam) & neighbors included Thomas Williams,
Isaac D Wilson, Alexander Worsham, Peterson Westmoreland, William Worsham
& John Wallace.
In Mecklenburg Co, NC loose estate papers has on 29 Jul 1845 Alexander
Warsham (brother) was named administrator of Bennet Warsham dec'd, signed by
Alexander Warsham, John Brinkley & Jos? F Gillespie. Bennet's estate items
were sold to Nancy Washam (his wife), James L Johnson, A G Carothers, Thomas
Washam (brother), Dicy Hux (sister in law), Joshua Nelson, Robt P Wylie (a son
in law who m Fanny Washam), Richard Washam (brother) 29 Aug 1845 settlement
22 Jan 1848. (Box 263, in North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC) See page
409, 126.96.36.199.2.8, Nancy B Worsham. Nancy Warsham is listed in the 1850 Mecklenburg Co, NC
Census, p 53 dwelling 848. She is age 43 b NC with $100 Real Estate. Her
daughter, Susan Archer age 20, and grandchildren, Bethsheba Archer age 8, Fanny
Archer age 6 are living with her.
Nancy is in the 1860 Mecklenburg Co, NC Census, p 191. She is age 60 widow
with Branch Worsham age 29, Martha age 31, Nancy 24, Dicey Archer 18, Rufus
Archer age 10 living with her. In her sister, Dicey's will, Dicey bequeaths
money to Dicy L Archer, dau of John & Susan Archer.
Child of Bennet & Rebecca:
M Washam b abt 1819 of Mecklenburg, NC. Fanney M Warsham m 1st)
William Sturd Jr, 29 Dec 1835 Mecklenburg Co, NC with bond by R
J Curey. The
name Sturd has been found as a spelling variant of Stewart. William Sturd
apparently m 1st) Susanah Smith 8 Jan 1835 Mecklenburg Co, NC with bond by Jno. W.
Morrow. William Jr Sturd is believed to be William Jefferson
Samuel S Stewart who is buried at Bethel had a brother named William who is
probably this individual, or could be William Sr. They were sons of James
Stewart and Jane, who came from Augusta Co, VA and settled in the middle
fork of the Rocky River in Iredell Co, just north of the Mecklenburg Co
line. (Tim Treadwell, 2004)
Fanny Warsham m 2nd) Robert
P Wiley 9 Feb 1843 Mecklenburg, NC. In 1850 Robert and Fanny Wiley
lived in Mallard Creek, Mecklenburg Co, NC. In 1860, living next to Wilson
Archer in Mecklenburg Co, NC cens, were Fanny W Wiley age 41 b NC, Dory?
Wiley age 22 b NC & John Wiley 15 NC. Wilson Archer m Violet Irene
Washam, dau of Branch Washam.
1.2A.1A.1. Andrew Jackson Stewart
abt 1838 of Mecklenburg Co, NC (23-1860) m Mary Sloan b abt 1836 NC.
Tim Treadwell, 2004, wrote:
P. Wiley was made the guardian of my great great grandfather Andrew Jackson
Stewart in 1846 and the guardianship was given to Fanny Wiley in 1853. Andrew
Jackson Stewart's father was Jefferson Stewart who died in 1837. AJ Stewart is
listed with the Wiley family in the 1850 census as Jackson Wiley, age 12.
Fanny born about 1818 … marriage to RP Wiley was his second. There are no
notes in the estate settlement of Jefferson Stewart that pertain to the
guardianship of AJ until 1845 (shortly after the Wiley/Washam marriage). His
first guardian, in 1845, was John C. Johnston, also in trust w/ RP Wiley. The
second guardian (I believe at the death of Johnston) was RP Wiley, also in
trust with John Allison Deweese." The third guardian was Fanny Wiley, also in
trust with Jas. M. Sloan and Kirby Pope. (The Estate records
pertain almost solely to the guardianship of Andrew Jackson Stewart.)
Stewart b abt 1858 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (2-1860)
Andrew Stewart b 15 Feb 1861 Mecklenburg, NC, d 10 Mar 1925 & bur Mt. Zion
Methodist Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC. He m Sarah
Banner Washam, see page 769.
Children of Bennet & Nancy B. Washam: See page 410 for more information
Washam "Patsy" b abt 1790 VA. Patsy Washam m Archibald
Miles 25 Jun 1804 Mecklenburg Co, NC. In the 1820 Mecklenburg Co, NC
cens is Arch Miles b 1775-1794, his wife (Patsy) b 1775-1794, & 1 female b
1794-1804. Neighbors are Edwin Potts, Robert Potts, Jonathan Potts, William
Stewart, Susan Washam, George Morrow. They are in the 1860 Mecklenburg Co, NC
cens. as Archy Miles age 78 b VA, Martha age 70 b VA, and housekeeper, Sallie
Pearce age 22 b NC.
Washam b bet 1785 - 1794 of Mecklenburg, NC. Mecklenburg Co, NC
records has the mrg of Wm. Wood & Sarah
Worsham on 11 Feb 1811, bond by John Cashon.
Washam b abt 1794 of Mecklenburg Co, NC.
Washam b abt 1797 of Mecklenburg, NC (50-1850; 63-1860; 73-1870) & m Samuel S Stewart (47-1850; 61-1860; 71-1870).
The IGI has Barbara Washam b abt 1802 Hopewell, Chester, PA, d 9 Sep 1874,
spouse: Samuel S Stewart. In Bethel Presbyterian Church Cem., Cornelius,
Mecklenburg, NC is Sam'L S. Stewart b Feb 12th 1799, d Oct 14th 1872 &
Barbary Stewart wife of Samuel S. Stewart d Sept. 9th 1874 aged 77 years (next
to Mathew Whitlow grave). The IGI record appears to be in error, there is also
a Hopewell in Mecklenburg Co, NC.
Stewart "Susan" b abt 1827 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (24-1850;
Stewart b abt 1828 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (22-1850)
Stewart "Patsy" b abt 1830 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (30-1860;
Stewart b abt 1835 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (15-1850)
Stewart b abt 1837 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (13-1850)
Jackson Stewart b abt 1840 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (20-1860; 30-1870)
1.7. Thomas Washam b 26 Sep 1799 of Mecklenburg
Co, NC (51-1850; 661-1860; 70-1870; 82-1880) m 1st) Sarah
C. Rodgers 7 Feb 1822 Mecklenburg Co, NC.
In Mecklenburg Co, NC, May 1824, Jonathan Deweese, Marchant, William Deweese,
Mary Deweese, Nancy, Patsy, Rachel to Thomas Washam heirs of Moses Deweese $200
on waters of Rocky River, John Blacks corner, Mar? Alexander corner 27 acres.
(Mecklenburg Co, NC DB 21, p387)
Thomas Washam b 1790-1800 is in the 1830 Mecklenburg Co, NC cens. Living in
the household are: 2 m b 1825-1830 (Edward S. Washam & Thomas Lafayette Washam), 2m
(Joseph N Alexander Washam & unknown), 1 m 1810-1815 (unknown); 1 f
1825-1830 (Mary Washam), 1f 1820-25 (Abigail Susannah Washam), 1 f 1790-1800
(wife, Sarah C. Rodgers), neighbors William Hucks, Hugh Bryson?, Josiah Weddington, Clark? Alexander,? , James Davis, George
In the 1840 Mecklenburg Co, NC cens, Thomas Worsham is b 1790-1800, 2 m
1835-1840 (James Bennett Washam & unknown), 2 m 1830-1835 (John R Washam
& Francis Marion Washam), 2 m 1825-1830 (Edward S. Washam & Thomas Lafayette Washam), 2
m 1820-25 (Joseph N. Alexander Washam & unknown); 1 f 1835-1840 (Sarah Ann
Washam), 2 f 1825-1830 (Mary & unknown), 1 f 1790-1800 (wife Sarah C.
In the Bethel Presbyterian Church Session Record Book #2, page 6...White
Communicants (1843-1853) is listed "Sarah Washam, 1843, Sept. 16 -
Thomas m 2nd) Lovey. Marsha Washam, 1999,
believed her maiden name to be Torrance, however, we have not seen a record
that proves Lovey is a Torrance. Thomas & Lovey are in the 1850 & 1860
Mecklenburg Co, NC cens. In 1850 census Lovey was age 45 NC & in 1860 she
was age 57. In the 1830 & 1840 census, the wife of Thomas was born between
1790 & 1800. For this reason, the children are assumed to be those of Sarah
Rogers. Thomas & Lovey are in the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, NC
Session Record Book #2, p 6, White Communicants (1843-1853): Jun 2, 1850 Thomas
Washam & Lovey Washam. Her death is given as "died 1870."
Thomas m 3rd) Martha b abt abt 1786 of
Mecklenburg, NC. They are in the 1870 census.
Before 1874, Thomas m 4th) Mary Anne Whitlow b
31 Jul 1820 NC, d 28 Nov 1901 Iredell, NC & bur Centre Presbyterian Church.
Thomas is in the 1880 Lemley's, Mecklenburg Co, NC census with his wife Mary
age 52 b NC & his step mother in law, Sallie Whitlow age 89. Mary Anne is
the d/o Matthew Whitlow b 6 Apr 1776, d 20 Mar 1874 & Cynthia Doherty.
Thomas died 7 Jun 1882 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC & bur Bethel
Presbyterian Church, gravesite OS38: "Thomas Washam 9/26/1799 6/7/1882
Ag'd 82 yrs, 8 mos, 11 d's". The estate of Thomas Warsham dated 29 Nov
1882, "Thomas died in month of June 1882, Jno L Jetton exctr, Estate
personal property 1 house, 2 calves, crop of corn & cotton, all worth abt
$200, tract of land of abt 150 acres worth abt $1500, entitled are widow and
children and grandchildren who reside in this county, Mrs Mary A Warsham,
widow." (Mecklenburg Co, NC WB K, p531) The will of Thomas Warsham dated
23 Apr 1874 bequeaths: Wife Mary A. Warsham, to her stock of all kinds,
household & kitchen furniture, all my family implements, my buggy &
harness and all other property to be hers, friend John L. Jetton exctr."
(p 532) Thos Washam estate 28 Dec 1882 "to Mrs. M. A. Worsham one years
allowance" ... "total $300."
On 28 Dec 1882 some of the estate of Thomas Washam was auctioned. His wife
was named as Mrs M A Worsham. Some of the buyers included: Caroline Worsham
- a tablecloth, Susanna Potts - a tablecloth, J. R. Worsham- mortal &
razor, Frank Worsham - candle stick, Bana Stewart - lot of dishes, F. M.
Worsham - watch. Those to receive 1/8 of the estate were: Mrs Susannah Potts,
Mary Henderson, Jno R Worsham, F M Worsham, R R Worsham, Mrs Sallie
Brown. Those to receive 1/16 were Thaddeus Worsham & Banna Stewart. Those
to receive 1/64 were Thomas Worsham, Sarah Jane Worsham, Jno. Worsham, Jas.
Worsham, Alice Worsham, McKarnis Worsham, Mary Worsham. Those to receive 1/192
were Ella Worsham, Alice Worsham & Rosa Worsham.
The Mecklenburg loose estate records
in Raleigh, NC (Thomas Washam, 1882, box 264) contains:
estate final settlement by Admr J. M. Wilson 25 Mar 1885 in bk of settlements
p319; distribution: $99.18 to Mrs. Susannah Potts, Mrs. Mary Herdena?, Jno. R.
Washam, F.M. Washam, R.R. Washam, Mrs. Sallie Brown; $12.39 to Thos Washam,
Sarah Jane Washam, Jno. Washam, Jas. Washam, Alice Washam, McKarnis Washam,
Mary Washam; $4.13 to Ella Washam, Alice Washam, Rosa Washam; $49.60 to
Thaddeus Washam, Banna Stewart.
Children of Thomas and Sarah:
N Alexander Washam, add child, he is a son of Thomas Washam and Sarah C
Rogers. (27-1850; 37-1860; 47-1870) He is incorrectly listed as Joseph W Worsham b abt 1823 on page 402 of the Worsham and Washam
Family History. Living with the family in Charlotte, NC, 1860, is Martha Starnes
18 NC laborer. In the bible belonging to Joseph A Warsham, is Martha Ann Starnes, whose
death was recorded as 10 Sep 1864. Joseph Alexander Washam was b 25 Dec 1822 & m
Frances Caroline Sloan "Fanny" 1 Feb 1848 who was b 25 Jan 1825. Joseph d 7 Jun 1896
(Bible record as Joseph A Warsham received from Becky Cronin, 2004) The death
date must be wrong, since his children are named in the estate of his father
as early as 1882, Joseph's estate was dated 1891 and Joseph's wife was listed
as a widow in the census dated 9 Jun 1880. Thos Washam estate final settlement by admr. J M Wilson 25 Mar 1885; includes
distributions of $12.39 to Joseph's children: Thos Washam, Sarah Jane Washam,
Jno Washam, Jas Washam, Alice Washam, McKarnis? Washam, Mary Washam; and
$4.13 to his grandchildren: Ella Washam, Alice Washam, Rosa Washam. (Loose
Estate records for Thomas Washam, 1882, box 264, in Raleigh, NC library &
recorded in Mecklenburg Co, NC book of settlements on p 319) Thos. Washam
estate final settlement by admr J M Wilson 25 Mar 1885; includes distributions of
$12.39 to Joseph's children: Thos Washam, Sarah Jane Washam, Jno Washam, Jas Washam,
Alice Washam, McKarnis? Washam, Mary Washam; and $4.13 to his grandchildren: Ella
Washam, Alice Washam, Rosa Washam. (Loose Estate records for Thomas Washam, 1882, box
264, in Raleigh, NC library & recorded in Mecklenburg Co, NC book of settlements on p
On 17 Nov 1890 J M Dove went
before the Mecklenburg Co, NC court and claimed J N A Worsham died without
a will & named his heirs as: T L Worsham, J E Worsham, Sarah Jane
Worsham, Allice Westmoreland, R M Worsham, Mollie Miller and minors: Ella
Worsham, Eulia Worsham & Rosa Worsham. On 17 Dec 1890 the estate of J N
A Washam was inventoried by J. M. Dove.
Fanny d 28 May
1891 Davidson College, Mecklenburg, NC.
Children: On pp 403 & 404 with
the last name of Warsham (Bible page in poss of Becky Cronin, 2004) Numbers
Sarah Jane Warsham b 8 Apr 1849 Hopewell, Mecklenburg Co, NC. (l
l/2-1850; 12-1860; 21-1870) d 29 Dec 1927 Mecklenburg Co, NC & bur Mt Zion Cem.
Sarah never married.
William E Warsham b 25 Nov 1850 Hopewell, Mecklenburg Co, NC. (10-1860;
19-1870; 28-1880) m Sarah Ann Potts
8 Dec 1874 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (Chris Vanpelt, 2005, from Sarah Hoyle
Westmoreland) Sarah, b 18 May 1848, is the daughter of Joseph Potts b abt 1820 NC &
Abigail Susannah Washam b 11 Feb 1824 of Mecklenburg, NC. (see page 765,
The 8 Dec 1882 Landmark
newspaper of Statesville, NC, page 2 writes
A crowd of young men in
Mecklenburg county, according to the Charlotte Observer, got into a drunken
row and Wm. Worsham was beaten to death.
According to Bethel
Presbyterian Church records, William d 30 Dec 1882 Cornelius, NC (Boxwood as
marker) & Sarah d 21 May 1883. However, The Statesville Landmark death
Mrs. William Worsham died at her home at Davidson
College, May 28, 1883. Her husband was the late Wm. Worsham.
Thomas Washam estate final
settlement by Admr J M Wilson 25 Mar 1885 included a distribution to
William's children: $4.13 to Ella Washam, Alice Washam, Rosa Washam. (Loose
Estate records, Thomas Washam, 1882, box 264, in Raleigh, NC, in book of
settlements p319) Ella Worsham, Ealia Worsham & Rosa Worsham, minor
children of William, were without guardian and named as being heirs of their
grandfather, J. N. A. Worsham, 17 Nov 1890.
Jane Washam b 3 Sep 1875 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC, & d 23
Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC. On 2 Jan 1897 in Caldwell, Mecklenburg, NC, she m
Phillip Kelly Goodrum b 12 Aug 1873 Cornelius,
Mecklenburg, NC & d 6 May 1945 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC.
On left, Phillip Kelly Goodrum, Ella Jane Washam wedding
portrait and right are Nita, Phillip Kelly, Grace, Elizabeth, Ella Jane and Addie
Mae Goodrum taken in 1909. Photos are courteous Mark Summerville, 2009.
Nita Roseta Goodrum b 15 Nov 1902 Mecklenburg, North
Carolina, & d 29 Nov 1990 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
Sarah Elizabeth Goodrum b 14 Aug 1904 Mecklenburg, NC
& d 3 Sep 1972 Mooresville, Iredell, NC.
Grace Isabell Goodrum b 7 Feb 1907 Mecklenburg, NC &
d 23 Aug 1986 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC.
Addie Mae Goodrum b 18 May 1909 Mecklenburg, NC & d
26 Mar 2008 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC. Addie m Price
Merritt Summerville b 9 Oct 1903 in Fort Mill, York, SC & d 30 Mar 1965
Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
Margaret Lovenia Goodrum b 23 Nov 1910 Mecklenburg,
NC & d 7 Sep 2001 Bradenton, Manatee, Florida.
Lura Pearl Goodrum b 16 Oct 1913 Mecklenburg, NC.
Alice Washam b 5 Jun 1879 Mecklenburg Co, NC
Grier Fidler 1 Sep 1897 in Lemley, Mecklenburg, NC. (Joy McCartney, 2005)
Henry b 4 Jun 1873 and d 17 Mar 1944 Mecklenburg, NC. Henry & Eulia are in the 1900
Lemley, Mecklenburg, NC census with their son, Reece b May 1898, living with his
parents John Fidler b Oct 1850 NC and Mary b 1847. Also in the home are
siblings: David b Oct 1871 NC, Annie b Dec 1875 NC, Caldwell b Jul 1880, & Clarence
b 1882. Eulia d 10 Apr 1931 Huntersville, Mecklenburg, NC.
Photo of Eulia Washam Fidler
& Henry G. Fidler courtesy Joy McCartney, 2005.
William Reece Fidler b 25 May 1898 Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.188.8.131.52. Thomas Brice Fidler b 16 Dec 1900
1.7A.184.108.40.206. Mary Ethel Fidler b 7 Jan 1902
Mecklenburg, NC. (7-1910; 17-1920; 26-1930) Mary m Thomas Holt Washam.
Thomas is on this page at paragraph 1.7A.1.3A.2.3. Mary d 28 Oct 1962 Cary,
1.7A.220.127.116.11. Vater Eugenia Fidler b 3 Dec 1904
Mecklenburg, NC & m Fred Lee
1.7A.18.104.22.168. James Ray Fidler b 10 Sept 1907
1.7A.22.214.171.124. John Edward Fidler b 1909
1.7A.126.96.36.199. Ernest Craven Fidler b 21 Jun
1912 Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.188.8.131.52. Alice Odell Fidler b 10 Feb 1915
Mecklenburg, NC. (5-1920; 15-1930) Alice m
William Jackson Washam. (see
Page 406 paragraph 184.108.40.206.2.7.2B.4.)
1.7A.1.2.3. Infant Washam d Aug
1880 Mecklenburg Co, NC & bur Bethel Presbyterian Church Cem,
Cornelius, NC as infant son of W. E. & S. A Warsham.
Rosetta Washam "Rosa" b 22 Jul 1882 Mecklenburg Co, NC. The Thos.
Washam estate final settlement by Admr J. M. Wilson 25 Mar 1885, had a distribution
of $4.13 to Rosa Washam. In the Mecklenburg Co, NC estate papers for J. W. H.
Worsham, 17 Nov 1890, included in the heirs were minors without guardian: Ella
Worsham, Ealia Worsham & Rosa Worsham. The Mecklenburg Co, NC estate of grandmother,
Fannie C. Worsham, 8 Jul 1891, Ella, Eula & Rosa Worsham were named infant children
of William A. Worsham decd. Rosa m Edward
Bishop Gilbert "Ed" 18 Dec 1907 of Deweese, Mecklenburg, NC. Edward
was b 27 Jul 1878 & d 16 Feb 1954 of Coddle Creek, Iredell, NC. According to
his World War I Draft Registration Card, Edward was a farmer, had grey eyes, black
hair & one eye. Rosa died July 24, 1961 in Iredell Co, NC & is buried at
Coddle Creek A.R.P. Church cemetery near Mooresville, NC. (NC death records has her
death as Haywood Co, NC) Chris Vanpelt, 2005 writes: "My grandmother is Rosa
Washam. She is the daughter of William Washam and Sarah Potts and she was reared by
the Potts family after her father's death, and according to the information I have,
her sisters were reared by the Washams. Edward died at my home near Mooresville, NC.
He is buried at Coddle Creek ARP Church cemetery. Rosa died at the home of Clarence
who also lived near Mooresville, NC. She is buried at Coddle Creek cemetery."
The two photos of Willie
Rosetta Washam are courtesy Chris Vanpelt, 2005. The second photo was taken in
Children: (Chris Vanpelt, 2005)
son Gilbert born 29 Feb 1909, d 5 Mar 1909 & is buried at Bethel
Presbyterian Church cemetery.
1.7A.220.127.116.11. Clarence Washam Gilbert b 21 Jun 1910, d
1 Apr 1980 & is buried at Coddle Creek cemetery.
1.7A.18.104.22.168. Sarah Elizabeth Gilbert was b 21 Jul 1914, d
24 Oct 1992 & is
buried at Coddle Creek cemetery. Sarah is the mother of Chris Vanpelt who
contributed to this family history.
1.7A.22.214.171.124. Infant son Gilbert b 4 Nov 1916, d 17 Nov
1916 & is buried at Bethel cemetery.
1.7A.126.96.36.199. Hazel May Gilbert b 11 Jan 1918, d 31 Dec
1998 & is buried at Coddle Creek cemetery.
1.7A.188.8.131.52. Ray Edward Gilbert b 15 Mar 1920 Coddle
Creek, d 12 Jan 1989 & is buried at Coddle Creek cemetery.
1.7A.184.108.40.206. Arthur Barnes Gilbert b 28 Feb 1922
Coddle Creek, d 13 Sep 1973 & is buried at a cemetery in Orange Park, FL.
Lawson Washam b 18 Jan 1853 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (8-1860; 17-1870)
(Bible record has Thomas L Warsham) He m 1st) Nancy Eunice
Potts 15 Jan 1874 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (Chris Vanpelt, 2005, from Sarah
Hoyle Westmoreland) According to the Bethel Presb Church Cemetery records she
was b 6 Apr 1850, d 14 Jul 1884 as wife of T. L. Washam. Nancy Eunice Potts was
the dau of Charles Stanhope Potts & Eliza Connelly. Thomas & Eunice are in the 1880 Deweese Twp, Mecklenburg
Co, NC Census, ED 111, p 9. He is age 27 & she is listed as Unice age
29. She d 14 Feb 1906 Iredell Co, NC & bur Coddle Creek Cem. Thomas m 2nd)
Ann L Emerson b 25 Oct 1849, d 14 Feb 1906
Iredell, NC & bur Coddle Creek Cem, Iredell, NC. Thomas d 15 Nov 1907 &
bur in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cem., Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC. The
following was written on his headstone, "Another link is broken in our
Children of Thomas & Eunice Potts Washam:
E Washam b 22 Dec 1874 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (5-1880) She m Frank
Goodson & she d 23 Aug 1912 and bur Bethel Presbyterian Church,
Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC.
Francis Washam b May 1875 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (4-1880) m Mattie
Elizabeth Torrence. (James Torrence,
2003) Mattie b 11 Oct 1883 and d. Apr 1962. (James Torrence, 2003)
Eunice Washam b abt 1903 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (8-1910) m 1st) Mr Smith
& m 2nd) Mr Brigman
& d 7 Jan 1997. Mary Eunice also m Kirk Williams. (James Torrence,
2003) Her obituary
"Mary Eunice Washam Brigham-CARY- Mary
Brigman, 94, formerly
of Cary, died Jan 7, 1997 at Clapps Nursing Center. She was a long time
member of First United Methodist Church, Cary. She was affectionately
known as "The Biscuit Lady" during the N.C. State Fair. A
graveside service will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at Montlawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Brigman is survived by her son, Bobby Connell Smith of San Antonio,
TX; niece, Ann W. Thomas of Climax, NC; brothers James Washam and Sidney
Washam, Jr. both of Charlotte; sister, Edith Norris of Miami, FL."
1.7A.1.3A.2.2. Ralph Wooten Washam b abt
1904 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (6-1910) d bef 1997. He m Gladys Jean abt
1927. Gladys b abt 1912.
Holt Washam b 4 Jan 1906
Co, NC. (4-1910) & d 5
1991 Erwin, Harnett, NC. He m Mary Ethel
Fidler abt 1926. Mary b 7 Jan 1902 Lemley, Mecklenburg, NC. Mary d
28 Oct 1962 Cary, Wake, NC. Thomas & Mary adopted two children.
Annie Beatrice Myrick
Washam b 27 Feb 1927 Fort Mill, SC m Robert Hunter
Sessoms, and Sara
Rebecca Myrick Washam b
20 Sep 1930 Blythewood, Richland, SC & d 3 Apr 1999 Sun City, Hillsborough,
Mary Ethel Fidler Washam "Mother Ethel" from Marylou Sessoms Sweat, 2008.
Marylou Sessoms Sweat also sent the two pictures of Thomas
Holt Washam known as Daddy Holt. "One is a studio portrait that probably was taken
in the late '20's or early '30's. The other was taken on his and Mother's farm
outside Cary. I don't remember much from then but I recognize their house back off
to the left of him." The last photo is of Thomas and Mary.
Annie Beatrice Myrick Washam "Bea" b 27 Feb 1927 Fort
In Mecklenburg Co, NC Order Book 41, p. 273,
Adoption, 24 Mar 1943 of Annie Beatrice Myrick (b Fort Mill, SC 27 Feb 1927) by
Thomas H. Washam & Mary Fidler Washam, wife. Lived in Mecklenburg since 1906 &
1903 respectively, lived @ 2210 Floral Ave, Charlotte, NC; Both parents dead,
live with Washam's since 7 Dec 1939 from foster parents Mrs. H. D. Mixson,
maternal aunt, completed adoption 23 Jan 1946.
Bea m Robert
Hunter Sessoms b 22 Jun 1923 Roanoke, Roanoke, VA & d 13 Mar 1987 Plant
City, Hillsborough, FL. They divorced 25 Apr 1972 in Hillsborough, FL.
from Marylou Sessoms Sweat, 2008, is of Becky on left, Mary Ethel and Bea
(Marylou Sessoms Sweat's mother).
Sara Rebecca Myrick Washam "Becky" b 20 Sep 1930
Blythewood, Richland, SC & d 3 Apr 1999 Sun City, Hillsborough, FL.
In Mecklenburg Co, NC Order Book 41, p 275,
Adoption: 24 Mar 1943 of Sara Rerbecca Myrick (born Blythewood, Richland, SC 29
Sep 1930) by Thomas H. Washam & Mary Fidler Washam, wife. Lived in Mecklenburg
since 1906 & 1903 respectively, lived @ 2210 Floral Ave, Charlotte, NC; Both
parents dead, live with Washam's since 7 Dec 1939 from foster parents Mrs H D Mixson, maternal aunt, completed adoption
23 Jan 1946.
Marylou Sessoms Sweat, 2008 wrote:
"Aunt Becky was married twice, first to Robert Hoppe
of Charlotte (two sons from this union) and then Everett
Johnson (one son from this one) of Raleigh. She was living with my mom
when she died and I was taking care of her."
Eugenia Washam b abt 1910 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (1910) m Mr.
1.7A.1.3A.2.5. Julia C Washam b 10 Nov 1911 Mecklenburg Co, NC, d. 2 Aug
1918 Mecklenburg, NC & bur Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, NC. Bethel
Presb Church Cemetery records has Julia C. daughter of S F & M E Washam
10 Nov 1911 - 2 Aug 1918.
1.7A.1.3A.2.6. Helen E Washam b abt 1915 Mecklenburg Co, NC.
1.7A.1.3A.2.7. James Kirpatrick Washam b 13 Jul 1916 Mecklenburg, NC, d.
19 Aug 1997. James m 1st) Dorothy
Elizabeth Burgess & m 2nd) Inez
Thomas Prophet 2 Aug 1996 Mecklenburg, NC.
Francis Washam b 19 Feb 1921 Mecklenburg Co, NC m Betty Grier
Ardrey Washam b 25 Feb 1879 Mecklenburg Co, NC. (1-1880) He d 26
Jun 1907 & bur Bethel Presbyterian Church Cem, Cornelius,
Mecklenburg, NC as s/o T L & N E Washam.
Thomas S Washam b 6 May 1884 Mecklenburg Co, NC, d 6 Jun 1885 & bur
Bethel Presb Church Cem.
Children of Thomas Lawson Washam & Ann:
Roy Washam b 24 Oct 1888 Mecklenburg Co, NC, d 20 Jan 1947 Baltimore,
Maryland & m Edna Rosalie Meekins. Edna b abt
1903 Baltimore, Maryland & d 7 Jul 1963 Cockensville, MD.
In "Maryland in the
World War 1917-1919":
William Roy Washam, 1144 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, born
Charlotte, NC, Age: 29 yrs 6 mos, Ind 4/25/18 pvt; corp 11/13/18, 154 Dep Brig; Co B
313 Inf 6/13/18; 6 Co 154 Dep Brig 6/25/18; Camp Exchange Hq Camp Meade Md. 9/11/18,
Hon disch 5/8/19.
He was bur 23 Jan 1947 Baltimore National
Cem, Baltimore City, Maryland.
Children: David Roy Washam, Vernon
Woodrow Washam, Aubrey Russell Washam & Anthony Gene "Tony" Washam.
Bess Washam b Dec 1889 Mecklenburg Co, NC.
Alryvan Washam. Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, NC Session
Record Book #2, p 19, Infants baptized (1850-1855): Joseph Alryvan Jun 10
1855, parents Jos & Caroline Washam.
E Washam b 25 Feb 1855 Mecklenburg, NC, d 10 Feb 1911 Cornelius,
NC. The Bethel Pres Church Cem & 1900 census records show his birth as 25
Feb 1858 which is in conflict with the 1860-1880 census. He is John, age 6, in the
1860 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC cens; John, age 16, in the 1870 Mecklenburg Co, NC
cens; John E, age 25, in the 1880 Dewese, Mecklenburg, NC cens; Jno E, b Feb 1858,
(bil of N L Kerns) in the 1900 Longcreek, Mecklenburg, NC cens; & John E, age
55, in the 1910 Mecklenburg Co, NC cens.
John m 1st) Margaret
R Kerns 19 Feb 1880 of
Mecklenburg Co, NC. (Chris Vanpelt, 2005, from Sarah Hoyle Westmoreland) In
the 1880 Dewese, Mecklenburg, NC census, John & wife Margaret are living with
his mother, F C Washam who is age 54. Margaret b 7 Aug
1881 & d 7 Apr 1972 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
Margaret R. Kerns b abt 1861, d
6 Nov 1881 & bur Bethel Presb Church Cem, Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC. His wife
is mentioned in the estate records in Mecklenburg Co, NC Bk 10, p247,
"At the time of his
death Robert Kerns, his widow Rebecca Kerns & following children: Wm Kerns,
Abner Kerns, Ida Douglas, Lettie Griffin, Sallie Auten? & defendent Martha
Barkley; that one of his daughters Maggie Washam was dead & the plaintiff Joseph
Washam was her only child & heir at law & testators son John F Kerns was
John m 2nd) Donie E Doris b abt 1857. John is bur at Bethel Cem.
Child of Margaret:
Joseph Robert Washam b 7 Jul 1881 Mecklenburg Co, NC was a son of Margaret.
Joseph was in the 1900 Long Creek, Mecklenburg, NC census living with J D Vance &
John was living with N L Kerns. In Bethel Presb Church records, Joe R Washam &
Nonie Vance are bur next to John E Washam & his wife, Margaret R Joseph R Washam
d 6 Jul 1938 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC. He m Mamie
Lenora Vance b 7 Aug 1881 & d 7 Apr 1972 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
Barbara Ann Washam b 18 Oct 1902 Mecklenburg, NC & d Aug 1999
Mecklenburg, NC. She m Theodore King Delinger b 15
Sep 1902 Statesville, Iredell, NC, d 14 Apr 1963 & bur Bethel Presb Church
Cem, Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC. Children: Barbara Ann Delinger, Theodore King
Delinger Jr, Alda Marie Delinger & Richard Vance Delinger.
Jane Washam b 9 Oct 1904 Mecklenburg, NC, d. 7 Sep 1993 Charlotte,
Mecklenburg, NC. She m Herman Hall Brown b 29 Jul 1908 & d 28 Jan 1984
Mecklenburg Co, NC.
E. Washam b 2 Dec 1906 Mecklenburg, NC, d. 17 Oct 1908 Mecklenburg, NC
& bur Bethel Presb Church Cem.
Vance Washam b 23 Feb 1909 Mecklenburg, NC, d. 7 Feb 1983 Huntersville,
Mecklenburg, NC & bur Bethel Presb Church Cem. He m Nannie Velna Potts b
19 Aug 1908 & d 16 Feb 1984 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
Billy Potts Washam b 16 Sep 1929 Mecklenburg, NC.
2 Jun 2007 Charlotte Observer:
Billy Potts Washam,
Mr. Washam, age 77, of Fort Mill SC, formerly of Cornelius, died Thursday, May
31, 2007 at CMC Pineville. Born September 16, 1929 in Mecklenburg County, he
was a son of the late John Vance Washam and Velna Potts Washam. He was a
graduate of Cornelius High School Class of 1947, a US Army veteran of the
Korean War, was owner of Billy P. Washam Construction for a number of years
and construction superintendent for Barger Construction, White Construction
and Gates Construction. He was a member of Banks Presbyterian Church in
Waxhaw, loved to fish and carve, and enjoyed the beach. Funeral services will
be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, June 3, in the Chapel of Raymer Funeral Home with
his son, Mark Washam officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel
Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening
from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Funeral Home. Survivors are his wife, Rita Alexander
Washam; sons, Robert V. Washam and wife, Kris, Terry D. Washam and wife, Mary,
of Cornelius, Rev. Billy Mark Washam and wife, Chris, of Corinth, TX, Steve
Brown and wife, Peggy, of Fort Mill SC, and Don Brown of Charlotte; daughter,
Carol W. Dunn and husband, Danny, of Ballard, WV; brothers, John Vance Washam
and Murvyn Washam of Cornelius; sisters, Avone W. Goodson, Jackie W. Burris,
and Brenda W. Rhodes of Cornelius; fourteen grandchildren; and four great
grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements by Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC.
G Washam b 17 Aug 1911 Mecklenburg, NC & m Bennett
Branch Young. He was b 4 Mar 1908 & d 2 Jun 1978. The 30 Jul 2002
Statesville Record & Landmark:
Pauline Washam Young,
90, formerly of 668 East Center St., Mooresville, and Friends Home in Greensboro,
died Sat, Jul 27, 2002, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. She was born Aug 17,
1911 in Mecklenburg Co daughter of the late Joe and Noni Vance Washam. She was
employed at Cascade Mills. She was a faithful and long-time member of the ARP
Church in Mooresville. Her husband, Bennett Young, died in 1978, and her daughter,
Janice Young Johnson, died in 2002. Survivors include one son, Wayne B. Young and
wife, Karen, of Winston-Salem; a brother, Joe Washam of Huntersville; a sister,
Faye Sloan of Statesville; son-in-law, Donald Johnson of Flagler Beach, Fla.;
grandchildren, Donna Lynn Flower of Winston-Salem, Mitch Young of Clemmons, Gregg
Johnson of Miami, FL, Donnie Johnson of Flagler Beach, FL; and Caroline Johnson of
Denver, CO. Funeral services will be Wed at ARP Church in Mooresville. Burial will
be in Glenwood Memorial Park.
1.7A.1.5A.1.6. Mary Alice Washam b 4 May 1914 Mecklenburg, NC
Lee Washam b abt 1915 Mecklenburg, NC, d. 12 Apr 2000 Mecklenburg, NC &
bur Oakwood Cem, Statesville, Iredell, NC. She m John Brown Earle
26 Sep 1937 in Statesville, NC. John b 10 Mar 1908 Dupoy, KY & d 21 Oct 1986.
(Bruce McLaughlin, 2002). The 14 Apr 2000 Virginian-Pilot and The
Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA, p B9:
Ruby Lee Washam Earle,
85, died Apr12, 2000, in Iredell Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Earle was the mother of
the late Gwendolyn Faye Earle who lived in Virginia Beach and died in 1998. She is
survived by two sons, one daughter, one brother, two sisters. A funeral will be
Sat at First Presbyterian Church, Statesville, with burial to follow in Oakwood
Cem. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Nicholson
Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, c/o P.O. Box
467, Statesville, NC 28687.
1.7A.1.5A.1.8. Junius Irwin Washam
b 17 Dec 1916 Mecklenburg, NC d 28 Mar 1997 Mecklenburg Co, NC & bur Bethel
Presb Church Cem., NC. He m Myrtle Rebecca Knox b
21 Aug 1915 d/o Robert James Latta Knox & Lula Wilmoth Fortner & d 8 Oct
2000 Mooresville, Iredell, NC. The Statesville Daily Record
(Statesville, NC) 16 Oct 1946, p2:
"Mrs. Robert James
Knox requests the honour of your presence at the marriage of her daughter Myrtle
Rebecca to Mr. Junius Irwin Washam on Saturday afternoon the twenty-six of October
at five o'clock Fairview Methodist Church, Mount Mourne, North Carolina. Miss Knox
is the sister of Clarence W. Knox of Statesville. Mr. Washam is a brother of Mrs.
Ted Delinger and Miss Faye Washam on the nursing staff of the H. F. Long hospital
and of Mrs. John B. Earle of Statesville."
Genevieve Washam b 23 Jun 1919 Mecklenburg, NC m William
1.7A.1.5A.1.10. Joseph Robert Washam
"Joe" b 12 Jul 1923 Mecklenburg, NC is a son of Joseph R
Washam. His birth date is in the Bethel Presb Church Cem records & Mecklenburg
Co, NC birth records. He m Helen
Pauline Stewart b 18 Oct 1925 & had children: Joseph Robert Washam, Beverly Lynn
Washam, Fred Steven Washam & Roy Marshall Washam.
Child of Donie:
A. Washam b abt 1890 Mecklenburg Co, NC is the daughter of Donie. Bessie m Herman Fred Severs b abt 1872 NC.
1.7A.1.6. James K A Warsham b 8 Feb 1857 (Bible page has James K. A. Warsham) d 7
Rebecca Washam "Lovey" b 10 Nov 1859 Mecklenburg, NC. In the Bible in
possession of Becky Cronin, 2004, she is Lovey Allas Robecker Warsham. She m James
Hampton Westmoreland Dec 1883. (Chris Vanpelt, 2005, from Sarah Hoyle
Westmoreland) James b 18 Apr 1859 was the son of Thomas & Isabella
Westmoreland. In the 5 Jan 1897 Landmark newspaper, p 3, of
The Charlotte Observer
says Messrs. James Worsham and James Westmoreland were hunting in Lemley's township,
Mecklenburg county, last Friday, when Worsham's gun was accidentally discharged. The
load took effect at short range in Westmoreland's left leg, tearing that member to
James d 19 Oct 1909 of Lemley,
Mecklenburg, NC. Alice d 19 Aug 1934 of Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC & bur
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Cornelius, NC.
Children (Jan Westmorland, 2004):
Westmoreland "Cliff" b 24 Oct 1884 Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.1.8.2. Infant Westmoreland b 8 Feb 1885
1.7A.1.8.3. Ola J. Westmoreland b May 1888 Mecklenburg,
1.7A.1.8.4. Joseph Cloyd Westmoreland b 2 Jul 1889
1.7A.1.8.5. Brice G Westmoreland b 10 Mar 1891
1.7A.1.8.6. Thomas Moffatt Westmoreland b 20 Jul 1892
1.7A.1.8.7. Hazel G Westmoreland b Jun 1894
1.7A.1.8.8. Mozon C Westmoreland b 20 Aug 1896
1.7A.1.8.9. Clegg Alex Westmoreland b 14 Jul 1898
1.7A.1.8.10. Victor Sloan Westmoreland b 22 Oct 1902.
McKarnis Warsham "Mack" b 10 Dec 1861 Mecklenburg, NC, d 21 Oct 1941
Lincoln Co, NC & bur Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Mecklenburg Co, NC. Rufus
m 1st) Mollie M. Dove 4 Oct 1888 of Mecklenburg Co, NC.
(Chris Vanpelt, 2005, from Sarah Hoyle Westmoreland) Mollie b 23 Nov 1869 was
the dau. of James and Margaret Ann Dove. Mollie d 6 Jan 1901 Mecklenburg, NC
& bur Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Cornelius, NC. In the 1900 Mecklenburg Co,
NC cens they are listed as Mack & Mollie M.
Rufus m 2nd) Nancy L Chester
abt 1901. Nancy b 15 Jun 1874, d 3 Sep 1941 & bur Mt. Zion Presb
Church Cem. In Mecklenburg Co, NC Order Bk 37, p210, Disburse funds, 31 Jul
1941, petition Dr M A Lackey, R M Washam resided Mecklenburg Co, NC age abt 79 yrs,
sick & confined to bed for 3 months, lives with husband, she is mentally incompetent,
he is non compos mentis, of Cornelius, Mr R M Washam his wife is abt 67 yrs old,
also sick, dau. Miss Willie Washam also sick & unable to take care of self.
Children of Mollie:
Lucy Anneta Washam b 3 May 1889 of Mecklenburg, NC. She
Chester Swain Proctor b 3
Apr 1883 & d 23 Nov 1961 Mecklenburg Co, NC. They had a infant dau, Agnes
Alene Proctor, b 8 Sep 1917 & d 12 Jun 1918 Mecklenburg, NC. Another dau, Mary
Louise Proctor, obit appeared in the 20 Mar 1999 Greensboro News & Record:
Louise Proctor Neill, 91, d. Thursday, Mar 18, 1999, at Maryfield Nursing Home in
High Point. A graveside service will be held Sun, Mar 21, 1999, at the Mount Zion
United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cornelius. Mrs. Neill, a native of Mecklenburg
Co, was the daughter of the late Chester Swain and Lucy Washam Proctor. She was a
member of the Guilford Battle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was married to David Pressly Neill, who died in 1981. Mrs. Neill moved to
Greensboro in 1988, to be closer to her family. Survivors include her daughters,
Patricia Neill Maness of State Road, NC, Gwendolyn Neill Ratterree of Greensboro;
four grandchildren, Michael Coleman Maness of Raleigh, John Smith Ratterree, Jr.
of Raleigh, David Neill Ratterree of Greensboro, and Anne Ratterree Cornell of
Melbourne, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Philip David Maness, John Edward
Ratterree, Benjamin Neill Ratterree, Brooke Ann Ratterree, and a sister, Beulah
Proctor Cathey of Davidson.
1.7A.1.8A.2. Allie J Washam b 9 Feb 1896 of Mecklenburg, NC. She m Frank C. Stough about 1915. Frank b 27 Jan 1894 & d 4 Jan
1970 Mooresville, Iredell, NC. Allie d. 15 Sep 1979 Cabarrus Co, NC.
Children of Nancy:
1.7A.1.8B.1. Jessie Mack Washam b 25 Feb 1905 & d 9 Jan 1938 & bur Mt.
Zion Methodist Church, Cornelius, NC. Jessie m Sue
Mae Baker abt 1928. Sue was b 1907.
Wisner McCamey Washam b 8 Sep 1931 Mooresville,
Iredell, NC. Wisner m soap opera actress Judith Barcroft
15 Jun 1969 New York, New York, NY. Wisner is an American soap opera writer, best
known as the head writer of All My Children, from 1981 to 1992. Judith is an
American soap opera actress. She began her soap career in 1966 playing Lenore Moore
on Another World, a role she played until 1971. She took the role of Ann Tyler on
All My Children. She played the role for six years, leaving AMC in 1977 for another
ABC drama, The Edge of Night. Barcroft played Louise Cavanaugh on the series for one
year, exiting in 1978. That same year, she stepped in for Marie Masters in the role
of Dr. Susan Burke Stewart on As The World Turns while Masters was on emergency
leave. It was at this time that Barcroft took a three-year hiatus from acting,
returning to daytime in 1981 on Ryan's Hope in the role of Barbara Wilde. In 1983,
she returned to As the World Turns in a role the writers wrote just for Barcroft.
She played the short-term role of Sara Comstock for one year. Barcroft then departed
the serial for The Edge of Night in a completely different role, playing Eleanor
Prentice until the show was canceled in the winter of 1984. It was at this time that
Barcroft ceased acting full-time. In 1987, the producers of One Life to Live asked
her to fill in for Erika Slezak as Viki Davidson while Slezak was on maternity
leave. Her final appearance on soap operas was in 1988, playing a pharmacist for one
day on Another World. (Wikipedia, 2005)
Ian Washam born 19 Sep 1971 in New York, NY. Ian played Little Phillip
Brent on All My Children in the 1970's. (Wikipedia, 2005)
W Washam b 13 Sep 1909, d 28 Oct 1992 & bur. Mt. Zion Methodist Church,
Cornelius, NC. Willie m Howard Tracy Walton,
a WW II vet b 23 May 1907 & d. Jul 1985.
1.7A.1.9. Mary Ellen Warsham b 26 Jan 1864 Mecklenburg, NC &
b abt 1823 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. In the 1830 Mecklenburg Co, NC cens, Thomas
Washam had 2 male children b 1825-1830.
Susannah Washam "Susan" b 11 Feb 1824 of Mecklenburg, NC is in the Thomas Washam
household child, age 5-10 years, in the 1830 census. (23-1850; 48-1870;
The 7 Feb 1845 Charlotte Journal,
Charlotte, NC marriage notices has Abigail S Worsham and Joseph
McEwen Potts married 6 Jan 1845 Mecklenburg Co, by James Johnston. The IGI
has her mrg to Joseph M Potts as 14 Jan 1844 Mecklenburg Co, NC. Mecklenburg
Co, NC estate papers of Alexander Warsham box 263 in Raleigh, NC dated 14 Mar
1849 list of property names included Jo. Potts. Joseph's aunt, Mrs. Ann Potts
age 75 b NC, was living with him in 1850, his mother's name was Eloisa. (Joy McCartney,
2005) Photographs of Joseph McEwen Potts and Abigail
Susannah Washam Potts have the name L H Fesperman, Artist on the back. Photos
originally from Peggy Joyce Bumgarner Gant were submitted by Eric Potts, 2005.
Susan is listed as Mrs Susannah
Potts in the settlement of the estate of Thomas Washam in 1885. Abigail d. 20
May 1907 Mecklenburg, NC & bur Bethel Presb Church Cem, Cornelius,
Mecklenburg, NC. Joseph Potts b abt 1820, d 7 Apr 1869 Mecklenburg, NC
& bur Bethel Presb Church Cem. His mother was Ann Potts b abt 1775
NC. She was living in Hopewell, Mecklenburg Co, NC with Joseph and Susan in
Ann Potts "Sallie" b 18 May 1848 of Hopewell, Mecklenburg, NC & d 20 May
1907. (4-1850; 14-1860; 24-1870) She m William E. Washam. (see paragraph 1.7A.1.2 on page
1.7A.3.2. Thomas Potts b abt 1848 of Hopewell,
Mecklenburg, NC. (2-1850; 14-1860)
1.7A.3.3. Edwin Alexander Potts "Ellick" b abt 1849 of Hopewell,
Mecklenburg, NC. (6/12-1850; 10-1860; 21-1870)
1.7A.3.4. William H. Potts b abt 1852 Mecklenburg,
NC. (8-1860; 19-1870)
1.7A.3.5. Eliza Potts b abt 1854 Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.3.6. Lovey Potts b abt 1860 Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.3.7. James Monroe Potts b May 1864
Mecklenburg, NC. (6-1870; 5/64-1900; 45-1910; 65-1930) In the 1920 census his name is spelled
Josheph M Potts and he is living with his sister, Nancy Fleming. He m
1st) unknown. Monroe m 2nd Anna abt 1885. She was b Mar 1865 NC. Anna d 29 Nov
1917 & is bur Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co, NC.
Her tombstone reads "Rest Mother, rest in quiet sleep while friends in
sorrow o'er the weep."
Potts b 4 Dec 1891 Mecklenburg, NC. (12/91-1900; 18-1910) She m Mr. Cagle. She d
4 Sep 1936 & is bur Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co,
NC. Her tombstone reads "In memory of a Loving Mother, who devoted her life
to God and her family."
1.7A.3.7.2. Mattie Potts
b Nov 1892 Mecklenburg, NC. (11/92-1900; 16-1910) Mattie m Jacob Napoleon Bumgarner
"Pole" abt 1914. Jacob was b 4 Sep 1892 Catawba, NC. They had
children: James M, Odis, Gladys E, Thomas, Kenneth, R C, Martha, and a
daughter b abt 1930. Jacob d 18 Sep 1991 & Mattie d 29 Dec 1966 & both
are bur Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co, NC.
J. Potts b Jul 1895 of Lemley's, Mecklenburg, NC m Sidney Caldwell abt
1917. (7/95-1900; 13-1910; 35-1930)
Monroe Potts b 2 Nov 1902 Lemley's,
Mecklenburg, NC & d 5 Jul 1967. (9-1910; 18-1920; 28-1930) Herbert m Emma Pearl Stone
b 29 Jun 1902 & d 30 Jan 1977. (Eric Brain Potts, 2005) In the 1920 High Point, Guilford,
NC census, Herbert M Potts is age 18 b NC, single, working in a basket factory & boarding
with Grover C Kernodle age 31 b NC & his wife Annie age 22 b NC. Herbert & Pearl are
in the 1930 High Point, Guilford, NC census. Their son, Herbert Monroe Potts
Jr, was b 21 Feb 1932 & d 7 Dec 1982 High Point, Guilford, NC. Pearl d 3
Jan 1977. This picture of (l-r) Bobby Potts,
Herbert Potts Sr. and Herbert Potts Jr. was taken in the early 1950s.
Picture courtesy Eric
Brain Potts, 2005.
Monroe Potts Jr was b 21 Feb 1932 & d 7 Dec 1982 High Point,
Guilford, NC. Herbert m Nancy Wade, divorced-no children.
Kent Potts b 26 Mar 1933 m Sylvia Ann Livengood b 3 May 1937.
Edward Potts b 12 Nov 1905 Lemley's, Mecklenburg, NC. (4-1910) He d 19 Jul
1983 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.3.8. Nancy Potts b 3 Jul 1867 of Lemley, Mecklenburg
Co, NC. (3-1870) She m James Lee Fleming b 5 Dec 1864 & d 2 Oct 1937.
Nancy d 12 Jan 1938. Nancy & James are bur Bethel Presbyterian Church,
Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co, NC with infant daughter, Susan O Fleming, b 19 Jun
1895 & d. 14 Dec 1896.
Catherine Washam b Mar 1827 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (23-1850; 33-1860;
52-1880; 3/27-1900) She is named in the estate of Thomas Washam as Mrs. Mary
Henderson. "Edwin Potts Henderson married Mary
Washam and was killed by a falling tree in the year 1899. They had sons: William
S., Samuel, Thomas, James, John, and Rufus Elam Henderson, who had a son Walter
S Henderson, but not the one who furnished this information. Rufus Elam
Henderson was a member of Bethel in 1901 and died in 1943. Walter S Henderson,
his son, was a member of Bethel Church in 1916." (Worth S. Ray, The
Mecklenburg signers and their neighbors, Austin, Tex, 1946, p 410)
Lafayette Washam b abt 1828 of Mecklenburg, NC (32-1860) is believed to be son of
Thomas. He is believed to be one of the two 2 males b 1825-1830 in the 1840
Mecklenburg Co, NC household of Thomas Worsham. Thomas m Martha C Sherrill b abt 1834 of Lincoln,
NC. Martha was the d/o Francis
Sherrill & Polly Little who m 16 Nov 1833 Lincoln, NC, with bondsman, Austin Corneliu.
In Lincoln Co, NC
"estate record for William Little, Sr., 1857; State of North
Carolina Lincoln Co To Fall Term 1858; Jas H McCall & wife & others Vs.
John F Little; The children of Polly as follows. Frances, Martha, Pinkney,
Jeptha, and Ann Eliza who were the children of the first husband F. Sherrill and
Mary who was by her last husband G.B. Hobbs. Frances died since the Intestates
death. Pinkney is of age. Martha is of age and married to Fayette Worsham.
Jeptha and Ann Eliza are not of age and Jesse Cornelius is their Guardian. Mary
is not of age and so far as we have been informed has no Guardian."
In the 1860
Mecklenburg Co, NC census he is T L Warsham age 32 NC, farmer. Thomas Lafayette Worsham fought
in the Civil War. He claimed residence in Mecklenburg Co, worked as a
farmer, enlisted 16 Sep 1861 Mecklenburg Co, NC, as a private, age 31. He
was promoted to full Corporal on 15 May 1862 (estimated day of promo) &
served North Carolina Enlisted C Co 37th Inf Reg NC. He was killed at
Gettysburg, PA on 3 Jul 1863. (North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster)
Martha C Washam m 2nd) John A. Boyles.
Mecklenburg Co, NC Mrgs, has their Lic & Bd: 31 Jul 1866, J A Boyles
& M C Worsham, bondsmen: J A Boyles & John Phelam. They lived
near Francis Marion Washam (Frank) in the 1870 Lemley, Mecklenburg Co, NC
cens, as John Boyles age 34 b NC farmer, Martha Boyles age 37 b NC, daughter
Dora Boyles age 2 b NC & Robert Henderson age 81 b NC.
S Washam "Edwin", was paragraph 1.1., renumber paragraphs
indicating children on page 765. He was one of the two 2 males b 1825-1830 in the
1840 Mecklenburg Co, NC household of Thomas Worsham.
1.7A.7. John Robinson Washam,
1.7A.7.2. Worth William Washam
b 18 Oct 1870 is
also found as William Worth Washam. He m Lazetta
M Miller "Zetta."
He d 2 Jun 1958 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC & she d 10 Mar 1982, both bur Mt Zion Methodist Church,
The photo on left, dated
1907, is the wedding photo for Dr Washam and Lazetta Miller. (Photo courtesy Ernest Wayne
The photo on right is of
Dr William Worth Worsham office in Catawba. It also served as his doctor's office
for over 50 years in Cornelius, NC. (Photo courtesy Julie Miller, 2008)
In the Cornelius Compass, Jan 2003, A Look Back
in Time; Picture provided by Cornelius resident and native, Jack Conard:
of medicine in 1920! Dr. W. W. Washam practiced medicine in Cornelius for more than 50
years. Many senior citizens fondly remember him for his dedication to service and
medical delivery. House calls were part of his daily routine, and his skills encompassed
modern-day medical specialties ranging from obstetrics, minor surgery, family medicine,
orthopedics, pediatrics, and emergency medicine. In these days, a rural physician’s
practice was limitless. Dr. Washam’s office was located in his house on Catawba Avenue.
The following are pages
from Dr Worth William Washam's Bible courtesy Ernest Wayne Washam, 2011:
Nathan Bynum Washam "Nat" b 20 Jan 1874 bur
Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Mecklenburg Co, NC as Nat Bynum Washam 1 Jan 1874 - 22 Mar 1935. His wife Ida
Bush b 23 Mar 1882 & d 17 Aug 1932 and an infant son who died 20 May 1905
are bur with him. (Marsha H Washam, China Grove, NC, 1999)
1.7A.7.3. Ben Atkins Washam b 2 Jun 1908 Lemley,
Mecklenburg, NC & d 14 Aug 1986 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC.
Photo taken during Aug
1929 trip to Washington included Chal’s brothers, Moffit & Boyce Knox, and brother-in-law Jesse Washam
(husband of sister Mary). Boyce is shown standing to the right of President Hoover in
this photo. Apparently Chal & Ruth (Rush) Knox did not take this trip with the family;
however, ironically, President Hoover was Ina Ruth Rush’s 4th cousin through her
grandmother, Isabella (Hoover) Rush, mother of Joseph Hoover Rush, and wife of Nineveh
Rush. It is doubtful that the Rushes, the Knox's or President Hoover were aware of this
1.2A.4. now 1.7A.7.4. James
Ernest Washam b 5 Nov 1878 & bur Mt Zion Methodist Church, Mecklenburg
Co, NC as J. E. Washam 5 Nov 1878 - 7 Apr 1957. His wife Addie
Cline b 10 May 1882 & d 6 Dec 1919 and his wife Lois B Harwell b 26 Jun
1882 & d 7 Oct 1942 are bur near him. (Marsha H Washam, 1999) James E
Washam age 41 wd is on the 1920 Lemley, Mecklenburg, NC census with children:
Conrad C. age 12, James E. Jr age 10; John H age 4 & Helen J age 1. J
Ernest Washam is age 50 in the 1930 Lemley, Mecklenburg, NC census with wife
Lois age 47 m age 37 with children: Conrad age 22; Herman age 15 & Helen
Photo on left is dated 1942 of Dr W W Washam, on the
right, with his brother, James Ernest Washam. (Photo courtesy Ernest Wayne Washam, 2010)
The following photo is
likely Lois since in 1920, she was single, 37 years old and was employed as a milliner in
a retail store. Millinery refers to hats and other clothing sold by a milliner
to women, men and children or the profession or business of designing, making, or selling
hats, dresses, and hat trim to women. Women would ask a milliner to remake their old
clothing into new clothing. On 17 Feb 2009 DavidsonNews.net published:
BE THE FIRST TO IDENTIFY THIS
PHOTO! Always good to know that friends far and wide are reading all the news from
“home” on DavidsonNews.net. Such a friend is former Davidson resident Wayne
Washam. Wayne retired a few years ago from Horizon Eye Care and is touring the states in
his RV. He writes that “for the past three years, I have been a full-time traveler in a
motor home. There is lots to see and do but the evenings tend to be a bit empty. Some
months ago I took on a new project and started scanning all the old family photos and
letters I have with me.”
In his travels, Wayne visits
relatives and quizzes them on unidentified photos in his collection. Such a photo is
shown here and Wayne hopes that one of our readers can shed some light on the store
(shoes and dry goods, to be sure) and the employees. The lady on the left is possibly
Lois Harwell Washam (Mrs. James Ernest Washam). Take a look and let us hear from you or
email Wayne directly at email@example.com. You can also see snapshots of Wayne’s RV
travels on his website www.waynestravels.com.
Children of James
Ernest & Addie Washam:
Cline Washam b 29 Dec 1907 & d 17 Jul 1997 Charlotte, Mecklenburg,
NC. (SSDI) He
m Beatrice M Rector of Granite Falls, NC. He was a
graduate of Rutherford College and Duke University and became a Methodist minister in
the Western NC Conference. (Wayne Washam, 2009)
Photo of Conrad from
1929 Duke University yearbook.
Patsy Ann Washam m Owen Link McConnell.
James Conrad Washam "Jamie" m Jane Lynne Kincaid.
Erson Washam b 30 Nov 1909, d 26 Feb 1988 Santa Clara, CA. James m
Marie E Williams.
Picture courtesy Wayne Washam, 2011, of the children of
James Ernest Washam. These are: Conrad Cline Washam, Helen Corinne Washam Lybrand, James
Erson Washam and John Herman Washam. This photo was made on 11/24/1979.
Eve Corinne Washam m Wes Castles of Connecticut,
and reside in San Jose, CA. Eve and Wes have two children: Johnny and Jimmy. (Wayne
Herman Washam b 28 Feb 1915 d 15 Oct 1988 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC (SSDI) m Merle Maxine Knox b 16 Oct 1915 Mecklenburg
Co, NC d/o Adrian Carson Knox & Connie Ethel Dunn. Merle d 23 Sep 1981
Mecklenburg Co, NC. (Rebecca Cronin, 2004)
Donna Kay Washam m 1st) Johnny Logan of Black
Mountain, NC. One son, Jeffrey Logan, now of Mableton, GA. Donna m 2nd)
Moe Shafer of West Virginia. One son: Patrick Shafer,
now of Huntersville, NC. (Wayne Washam, 2009)
Ernest Wayne Washam m Sondra Gail Munn of
Amanda Gail Washam m John
Benjamin Tobler of Appleton, WI. Two children: Kenyon and Annapurna. (Wayne
Jennifer Alisa Washam m Jon
Emily Helen Washam.
John Rodney Washam m Cindy Cochran of Roanoke,
VA. Three children: Elizabeth, Michael, and Matthew. (Wayne Washam, 2009)
Corinne Washam b 17 Apr 1918 Mecklenburg, NC.
Helen m John Lybrand of
Columbia, SC 11 Nov1962. (Wayne Washam, 2011) Helen Feb 1981 Columbia,
Richland, SC. They had no children.
1.7A.7.5. George Elliott Washam b 30 May 1882 & d 27 Mar
1970 is bur
Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Mecklenburg Co, NC.
His wife Mattie Brown Washam b 22 May 1884 & d 21 Dec 1969 is bur. near him.
(Marsha H. Washam, China Grove, NC, 1999)
George and Mattie children:
1.7A.7.5.1. Frank Brown
Washam b 27 Feb 1906 Mecklenburg, NC & m Georgia
Valanta Harris b 22 Feb 1910 of Mecklenburg, NC. Georgia d 22 Feb 1983
Mooresville, Iredell, NC. Mooresville Tribune, 19 Mar 2003 published Frank's obit:
Frank Brown Washam, 97, of Cornelius, died
Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at Genesis ElderCare. Born Feb 27, 1906 in Mecklenburg Co, to the late
George Elliott and Mattie Brown Washam, he was a lifetime member of Mt. Zion United
Methodist Church, a member and Past Master of Williams Masonic Lodge #176 and a member of
the Scottish Rite for 40 years. Mr. Washam was a World War II veteran having served with
the U.S. Navy, Fleet Post Office. He retired in 1972 as a mail carrier with the U.S.
Postal Service after 37 years and worked for Duke Power Company for nine years. Mr. Washam
was married to Dorothy Dixon Washam, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived
by a stepdaughter, LaNell Sherrill Forrest of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; stepson, Bryan Nixon
Sherrill of Cornelius; and seven step-grandchildren. A son, Mickey F. Washam; brother,
Worth Wooten Washam, and sisters, Cora Siny and Sara Day Johnston, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were conducted Sat, March 15 in the Chapel at Raymer Funeral Home.
Private interment followed.
1.7A.7.5.2. Sarah Day
Washam b 27 Feb 1906 Mecklenburg, NC & m Robert Irwin
Johnston. Robert b 29 Jun 1901 to Rufus Mitchell Johnston & Margaret Abigal
Washam (see Page 768, 1.7A.9A.5). Margaret was the d/o Francis Washam & Abigal
McConnell. (see Page 766, 1.7A.9). Sarah was the nurse at Davidson College. After Sarah's
death, Robert m 2nd) Reba New Wilson the d/o Eli Robinson Wilson and Betty McPhail
Wilson. Robert d May 1975 Mecklenburg, NC. (SSDI)
1.7A.7.5. 3. Cora May Washam b abt 1911 Mecklenburg, NC & m William Coleman Sain 8 Apr 1934 Rowan
Co, NC. William b
abt 1906 of Coddle Creek, Iredell, NC.
1.7A.7.5. 4. Anna Belle Washam b 16 Dec 1912 Mecklenburg, NC
& d 26 Apr 1914 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.7.5. 5. Worth Wooten Washam b 16 Nov 1914 Mecklenburg,
NC & m Inez Bingham Hoover b 21 May 1917 of
Mecklenburg, NC. Inez d 27 Jan 1983 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC & Worth d 1 Sep 1991
Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. Child:
1.7A.7.5. 5.1. Worth
Wooten Washam b 21 Jan 1955 Mecklenburg Co, NC & m 1st) Susan Jones Burchfield
3 Aug 1985 Mecklenburg Co, NC & 2nd) Donna.
Marion Washam "Frank", was paragraph 1.3., renumber paragraphs.
Footnote 21 on this page should read Marsha Washam instead of Marshal
Renumber Francis Marion & Sarah Ruth Washam children:
1.7A.8A.1. Martha Ann Washam
b 11 May 1856 Mecklenburg Co, NC may be the d/o
Francis Marion & Sarah Ruth Washam. In Bethel Presb Church, Cornelius,
Mecklenburg, NC records, Martha Ann d/o E. M. & S. P. Washam d May 6th
1858, aged 1 yr 11 mos 22 days
1.7A.8A.2. Lovey E Washam d 29 Jan 1877.
1.7A.8A.3. Hazelet Stanhope William
Washam (was William S Washam) b 9 May 1861 Mecklenburg, NC. This William S did not marry Mary
M "Mollie." Mary M is Mary Melvina Johnston and she and the listed
children are family members of William Shields Washam on Page 405,
220.127.116.11.2.7.2A.2. In Mecklenburg Co, NC OB 14, p419, 30 Apr 1912 Condemn funds, W M Smith
petition, F M Washam deceased, widow Frances E Washam, age 56, 9 months,
names children as: H S Washam, J R A Washam, Maggie Johnson, Roger Washam,
Clyde Washam, Virginia Bussle, Brice Kelly & Carl Washam. H S Washam is Hazelet. He has been found on the 1870 Lemley, Mecklenburg Co, NC census,
living with his father, Frank, as William Washam, age 9 & as William S
Washam, age 19 in the 1880 Mecklenburg Co, NC census, living with his father,
Frances; and the 1900 Coddle Creek, Iredell Co, NC cens as Hazlet S W Washam. Hazelet m Jannie Rebecca (or Jennie). They are in the 1910 Cornelius,
Mecklenburg, NC census. Hazell S is age 48 & Jannie R is age 40. On the
1920 Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co, NC census he is Hazelt S & she is Jennie. He
d 13 Jun 1930 Mecklenburg Co, NC. Jannie b 16 Oct 1869 NC & d 11 Apr 1950
Mecklenburg Co, NC. Both are bur Bethel Presb Church Cem, Cornelius,
Delete paragraphs 1.3A.2.1. to 1.3A.2.9. in this section. (see page 405
1.7A.8A.3.1. Maggie Ruth Washam b 4 Nov 1885
(24-1910) Mecklenburg Co, NC, d 22 Mar 1968 Mecklenburg Co, NC & bur
Bethel Presb Church Cem.
1.7A.8A.3.2. Kittie H (or Katie) Washam b 1890
(20-1910) Mecklenburg Co, NC.
1.7A.8A.3.3. George Lamar Washam
b 29 May 1891 (18-1910) Mecklenburg, NC m Beulah L. Howard. He d
10 Mar 1944 Mecklenburg, NC & bur Bethel Presb Church Cem. Beulah b 2 Nov
1895 & d 5 Jun 1933 as his wife.
Sara Louise Washam b 1 Apr 1916 Iredell, North Carolina & d 31 Oct 2004 Lincoln,
Gloria Lucile Washam b 5 Jun 1918 Mecklenburg, NC & d 30 Oct 2002 Cornelius,
Nancy Lee Washam b 18 Sep 1920 Coddle Creek, Iredell, NC & d 30 Nov 2001 in
Sylva, Jackson, NC.
Martha Neal Washam b 5 Aug 1924 Mecklenburg, NC
William Russell Washam b 9 Dec 1926 Statesville, Iredell, NC.
1.7A.8A.3.3.6. Jack Washam son
of G L & Beulah Washam b
14 Dec 1929 of Statesville, Iredell, NC & d 31 Dec 1932 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.8A.3.4 & 5. Infant twins
Washam b 16 Jul 1898 Mecklenburg, NC d 5 Aug 1898
Mecklenburg Co, NC & bur Bethel Presb Church Cem.
1.7A.9A.3.6. Frank Lafayette Washam
b 5 Jun 1899 (10-1910) Mecklenburg, NC m Rena Emma Hager. He d 25
Dec 1951 & bur Bethel Presb Church Cem. Rena b 9 Sep 1899 & d 15 Dec
1971 also bur Bethel Presb Church Cem.
Frankie Faith Washam b 16 May 1924 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC & m William McConnell Lee "Bill".
Estha Ruth Washam b 2 Mar 1927 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC & d 30 Jun 2007
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC. She m Russell Britton Elder.
SPARTANBURG -- Estha Washam
Elder, age 80, of 120 Brian Drive, wife of 60 years of Russell B. Elder Jr., passed
away on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Spartanburg
Born in Cornelius, N.C. on
March 2, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Frank L. and Rena Hager Washam. Mrs.
Elder was the valedictorian of her high school class and attended Queens College in
Charlotte, N.C. She was in the banking profession, was a legal secretary for a local
attorney and was employed with Gallagher Medical Research Services. In Charlotte, Mrs.
Elder was a longtime member and on the staff at Covenant Presbyterian Church,
established a reading clinic and also volunteered for Crisis Assistance Ministries.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, where she served
for three years as an Elder including one year as Clerk of Session and was very
involved with the Church Circle. Mrs. Elder was a member of the Newcomers Club, the
Greenblades Garden Club and Women in Discipleship at St. Christopher's Episcopal
Church and volunteered with Meals On Wheels. She was a kind and loving mother, wife
and grandmother who loved people, her church, her family and was a great cook.
In addition to her husband,
Mrs. Elder is survived by three sons, Russell Britton Elder III of Spartanburg, Frank
Stanhope Elder and wife, Elizabeth Y. of Cary, N.C. and John Sherrill Elder and wife,
Amanda M. of North Charleston; three grandchildren, David Elder, Brian Elder and
Jonathan Elder; a sister, Frankie Washam Lee and husband, Bill M. of Charlotte; a
nephew, William McConnell Lee; and two nieces, Melody Lee Smith and Beverly Lee. A
memorial service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at Westminster Presbyterian
Church, conducted by the Reverend Doctor Paul Petersen and the Reverend Doctor Trey
Kuhne. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship
Memorials may be made to
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 309 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307.
The family is at the
Condolences may be expressed
to the family online at http://www.lanforddunbar.com
1.7A.8A.3.7. Lola Frances Washam b 9 May 1904
(5-1910) m Moose. She lived in Belmont, NC & d. 5 May 1994 Charlotte,
1.7A.8A.3.8. Thomas Monroe L Washam
b 29 Nov 1906 Mecklenburg, NC (3-1910) & d. 28 Mar 1983 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC. He m Bertha
May Carter b 19 Jun 1908 & d. 22 Dec 1990 Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.8A.5. Margaret Abigail Washam
b 13 Jan 1868 Mecklenburg Co, NC. Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, NC Session Record
Book #2, p 25, has Margaret A baptized 5 Jun 1869, parents Frank & S Washam. She m Rufus Mitchell Johnston
23 Dec 1886. Rufus b 29 Sep 1865 in Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC. She d 17 May
1944 and he d 29 Apr 1945 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC. (Lou Powers, 2002) Rufus
& Margaret are in the 1900 Deweese Twp, Mecklenburg, NC census. Rufus b Sep 1865 m 13 years; Margaret b Jan 1863 6
children 6 living children: Eugene A b Mar 1888 age 12; Harry W b Dec 1889 age 10;
Houston M b Jan 1892 age 8; Birdy M (female) b Mar 1894 age 6; Fred J b Oct 1895 age 4;
Mamie I. b Dec 1898 age 2. They are in the
1910 Deweese Twp, Mecklenburg Co, NC census Rufus M age 49 m. 23 years; Margaret age 42
m 23 years 11children /10 living; children: Eugene age 22; Harry age 20; Houston age 18;
Bertie age 16; Fred J. age 14; Mamie age 12; Robert Irwin age 9; Graham age 6; Rufus
age 4; Margaret L. age 1. They are in the 1920 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC cens: Rufus
age 54; Margaret A age 52; Irwin R age 19; Graham age 16; Rufus F age 13; Margaret
age 11. They lived on Concord St, Davidson, NC.
Children: (Lou Powers, 2002)
Albert Eugene Johnston b 20 Mar 1888 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC.
Harry W Johnston b Dec 1889 Mecklenburg, NC.
Houston Monroe Johnston b 7 Jan 1892 Mecklenburg, NC & d 26 Jun 1942 Statesville,
M Johnston "Bertie" b Mar 1894 Mecklenburg, NC.
James Fredrick Johnston "Fred" b 16 Oct 1895 Mecklenburg, NC
& m Carolyn Elethia Waugh.
Mamie Iola Johnston b 2 Dec 1897 Davidson, Mecklenburg, NC & d 6 May 1959
Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
1.7A.8A.5.7. Robert Irwin
Johnston b 29 Jul 1900 Mecklenburg, NC & d 3 Nov 1983 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. Robert m
1st) Sarah Day Washam. (See page 766, 1.7A.8.5.2.) They lived on Concord St,
Davidson, NC. Robert m 2nd) Reba New Wilson.
Johnston, a daughter, b 13 Jul 1902 & d 18 Sep 1902.
Thomas Graham Johnston b 7 Feb 1903 Mecklenburg, NC & d 6 Aug 1964 Davidson,
Rufus Franklin Johnston b 13 Mar 1906 Mecklenburg, NC & d 10 Jan 1976 Raleigh,
Margaret Louise Johnston b 27 Jul 1908 Mecklenburg, NC & d 28 Apr 1976.
1.7A.9A.6. James Robert
b 29 Aug 1870 Mecklenburg Co, NC m Julia Ada Sherrill b 6 Nov 1881, d 9 Sep 1963 & bur
Mt Zion Methodist Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC. He d 20 Apr 1925 and bur next to
1.7A.8A.6.2 Liddie R.
Washam, insert as child of J R A and Ada Washam. She was b 6 Nov 1904, d 24 Jun 1906 & bur in plot 13 next to her
father. Renumber other children of
James and Ada.
Children of Frances Abigail Parke:
1.7A.8B.2. Clyde William Washam son Marvin is Marvin
Brady Washam bur Bethel Presb Church Cem, Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC
with a military marker, North Carolina PFC US Army. His wife Pauline
Robinson is also bur there. She was b 30 Aug 1916 & d 6 Dec 1985.
1.3B.5. change to 1.7A.8B.6.
Carl Brady Washam b 3 Jul 1894 Cornelius, Mecklenburg, NC m
Stella Elizabeth Boyd. Carl d 29 Feb 1992 in Charlotte,
1.3B.5.1 Carl Brady
Washam Jr m 1st) Thelma Clara Campbell. Carl & Thelma
children: Cathy Elizabeth Washam,
Christine Lee Washam & Carl Brady Washam III. He m 2nd) Moonyeen
Grier Cockman. Carl & Moonyeen child: Erin Patricia Washam.
Picture of Carl Brady
Washam from 1943 Central High School, Charlotte, North Carolina.
1.4 change to 1.7A.9. James
Bennett Washam renumber paragraphs. James Benjamin Washam b abt 1836
Mecklenburg Co, NC name is James Bennett Washam. He is in the Bethel
Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, NC Session Record Book #2, p 16, Infants
baptized (1829-1838): James Bennett Washam 8 Oct 1834.
J. B. Washam, Co D 7th Reg NC State troops,
private, enlisted Iredell Co, NC @ age of 27, 18 Aug 1862, admitted to hosp Richmond, VA
20 Jun 1863 with dysentery and died 15 Aug 1863.
1.7A.9.1. (was 1.4.1.) Sarah
Banner Washam b 18 Dec 1861 Mecklenburg Co, NC; d Sep 1927, w/o Elmus
Andrew Stewart. Elmus Andrew Stewart b Feb 15, 1861
Mecklenburg Co, NC; d Mar 10, 1925 Mecklenburg Co, NC; Burial: Mt. Zion
Methodist Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co, NC. She and her husband are bur
Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Mecklenburg Co, NC.
(Marsha H. Washam, 1999) Elmus Andrew Stewart may be the
grandson of William Jefferson Stewart and Fanny Washam, see page 765. (Tim
Treadwell, 2004) Picture of Mac on the mule,
(Washam) Stewart holding the baby, which is Andrew Doyt Stewart &
Elmer Stewart in the hat, circa 1897. The house is at Mt. Zion or Cornelius, NC.
Picture courtesy Tim Treadwell, 1999.
Children: Tim Treadwell, 2004 (Most
of the birth and death dates and marriages for these Stewarts come from the
family bible in possession of Bennett Stewart of Matthews, Mecklenburg Co,
NC, son of Andrew Doyt Stewart and Annie McIver Morrow. Elmus, Sarah Banner
and children Andrew Doyt and Jack Horrace are buried together in a plot at Mt
McKinney Stewart b 26 Mar 1881 Cornelius, NC.
Day Stewart (female) b 14 Apr 1883 Cornelius, NC; d 21 Jan 1886
Mecklenburg Co, NC.
Blanch Stewart b 19 Nov 1885 Mecklenburg Co, NC; d 20 Jun 1928 m Cherry
Howard b Jan 1880 Lemly Township, Mecklenburg Co, NC
L. Stewart b 19 Apr 1888 Lemley Township, Mecklenburg Co, NC; d 20 Jul 1889 Mecklenburg Co, NC.
Stewart b 1 Mar 1890 Lemley Township, Mecklenburg Co, NC; d 2 Feb 1940 m Daniel Clifford Shinn b
18 May 1893
Rowan Co, NC; m 23 Apr 1916 Mt Zion, Cornelius, NC; d 10 Feb 1987
Lee Stewart b 1 Nov 1892 Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co, NC; d 11 Jun
1893 Mecklenburg Co, NC
Stewart b 25 Apr 1894; d 23 Nov 1895
Doyt Stewart b 12 Oct 1896 Huntersville, NC; d 19 Jul 1950
Belmont, Gaston Co, NC; Burial: Mt Zion Methodist Church, Cornelius,
Mecklenburg Co, NC; m 1st) Annie McIver Morrow
b 3 Sep 1901 Iredell Co, NC; m 8 Aug 1918 Huntersville, NC; d 1 Feb
1995 Mooresville, NC; Burial: Glenwood Memorial Park, Mooresville, Iredell Co, NC; m 2nd) Mary ?
Gray Stewart b 27 Nov 1898 Cornelius, NC; d 1976; m Thomas Lee Helms
Hobbs Stewart b 4 Feb 1903 Cornelius, NC; d 12 Oct 1968; Burial: Mt. Zion
Methodist Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co, NC; m Ila
Flanigan b 24 May 1902; Burial: Mt Zion Methodist Church,
Stewart b abt 1906; m ? Stales. She may be Hiley Wilson b 8 Dec 1905, d Dec 1965 Asheville, Buncombe, NC. (SSDI)
Horrace Stewart b 18 May 1908 Cornelius, NC; d Aug 25, 1967; Burial:
Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co, NC.
1.7A.9.2. Thadeus Washam is Thadeus James L. Washam b Sep 1862 of Iredell Co, NC.
Loose Estate records, Thomas
Washam, 1882, box 264, in Raleigh, NC: Thos. Washam estate final settlement by Admr J. M.
Wilson 25 Mar 1885 in book of settlements p319; distribution: $49.60 to Thaddeus Washam,
Thaddeus Washam and Banna
Stewart (total 1/8 share) received a
distribution of $49.60 from the Thos. Washam estate final settlement by Admr. J. M.
Wilson 25 Mar 1885. (Loose Estate records, Thomas Washam, 1882, box 264, in Raleigh, NC,
in book of settlements p 319) Thomas Washam b 26 Sep 1799 of Mecklenburg, NC was
the grandfather of Thaddeus Washam and Banner Stewart.
Thadeus m Jennie
Finch Rogers abt 1891. Jennie b Sep 1870 NC. They are on the 1900
Fallstown, Iredell, NC Census. He is age 37 & Jennie age 29. He is in the
Jamestown, Guilford Co, NC listed as James L. Washam age 49, a widow, in the
1920 census & Thadues Washam age 67, a widow, in the 1930 cens.
The 1 Aug 1905, Landmark
newspaper (Statesville, NC), p2:
Marion Pinckney Rogers was born in Lincoln county (now Catawba) NC in
the year of our lord, 1833, near Sherrill's Ford, and died in Rowan Co, NC at
the home of his son in law Thadeus Warsham, on the 26th day of July. His first
wife was Jane Ervin, daughter of David Ervin, late of Iredell Co. Children:
Julius M, Marion, Robert Lee, Mrs. Sallie M. Hinson, Mary Pink Hinson now
dead, Jennie Finch Warsham. Second wife Mrs. Mary Thompson, widow of Henry
Thompson, daughter of Leland and Nancy Sherrill.... He served throughout the
civil war in the confederate army and was brigade blacksmith in Gen. Cook's
Children of Thadeus and Jennie:
1.7A.9.2.1. Jason Leroy Spurgeon Washam b 20 Jan 1892 Iredell, NC & d 1 Apr
1976 China Grove, Rowan, NC. He m Anna Maggie Camilla
Ritchie b 27 Jun 1897 of Rowan, NC & d 5 Jan 1982 China Grove, Rowan, NC.
Anna Ritchie Washam from Jimand Susan Boyer, 2009.
William Garland Washam b 26 May 1915 China Grove, Rowan, NC & d 5
May 1989 Rowan, NC.
Photo from Jimand
Susan Boyer, 2009: Golden Wedding Anniversary 2 Aug 1917. Front
Row: Harold Jones, Zeda Peeler, Pearl Boger, Helen Jones, Hazel Jones, Margie
Holshouser, Roxie Jones, Dorothy Peeler, Marshall Jones, Caribelle
Gardner (on Charlotte's lap), Charlotte Bame Jones, Harry Peeler, Rene Unk,
Grady Jones, Bill Jones, Homer Holshouser, Norman Jones, Hazeline Ritchie,
Haden Ritchie. Second Row: Rena Jones, Ann Jones, Jennie Jones, Roxanne Jones
Peeler, Katherine Peeler (in Roxanne's arms), Josephine Jones Holshouser, Faye
(in Josephine's arms), Mary Jones (Ritchie) Boger, Maggie Waggoner Jones, Anna
Ritchie Washam, Garland Washam (in Anna's arms),
Beulah Holshouser Ritchie, William "Fish" Fisher Ritchie (in
Beulah's arms), Hank Holshouser Back Row: Edgar Guy Ritchie, Jake Jones,
Harvey "Buss" Jones, Jim Jones, John Jones, Murray Peeler, Bill
Ritchie, Callie Holshouser, Charles Monroe Jones, Zula Mae Holshouser, Roy
Marshall Floyd Washam b 22 Aug 1918 China Grove, Rowan, NC &
d 2 Sep 1987 Salisbury, Rowan, NC
Troy Lee Washam b 28 Apr 1920 China Grove, Rowan, NC & d 10 Nov 2003
NC. He married
Martha Carson Gardner.
from 1960 Claremont Central High School, Hickory, North Carolina yearbook.
His obit was published 12 Nov 2003 in the Charlotte Observer:
Troy Lee Washam
Hickory - Mr. Washam, 83, died at his home
on Nov 10, 2003 after a lengthy battle with cancer. With him were his children, Debbie, Gary, and Sue. Troy was born on Apr 29, 1920 in China Grove, NC. He was the son of the late Anna Richie Washam and Jason Spurgeon Washam. He had two brothers, the late Garland Washam and Marshall Washam, both of China Grove, NC. He entered Lenoir-Rhyne College (LRC) in 1942, where he was a three-letter athlete in football, baseball and basketball. His college education was interrupted by World War II where he served in the US Navy as a PBY pilot in the Pacific Theatre. While in the Navy, he married the late Martha Carson Gardner of Latrobe, PA. They were married 54 years prior to her death. He graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1947 and played semi-pro baseball one year for the Hickory team. He began his coaching career as the baseball coach for Lenoir-Rhyne. His 70-23 mark with the Bears baseball teams is among the best of any LRC coach. He also won two North State titles, and in 1983, was inducted into the Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Hall of Fame. In his 31-year teaching career at Hickory High School (HHS), he taught math and physical education, and he coached the baseball team and assisted with the football team. In 1947, he took his very first HHS baseball team to the state crown. His Red Tornado club won nine conference championships. In 1993, the HHS baseball field was named in his honor. During his tenure at HHS, he was also the head coach for the American Legion Post 48 baseball team. He guided his 1948 team through the state and regional crowns up to the national semi-final play-offs. In 1968, he became a member of the North Carolina American Legion Hall of Fame. In all, Washam's college, high school and legion teams won over 500 games and 22 championships. After his retirement from teaching in 1985, he dedicated more of his time to gardening, donating much of his annual harvest for fund raising to benefit Hospice of Catawba Valley. He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Lee Washam, in 1998, and by his wife, Martha, in 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah W. Fullbright of Indian Valley, VA; son, Gary I. Washam of Orlando, FL; and daughter, Sue W. Graves of Hickory; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He also leaves hundreds of former students, ball players and friends, all considered by him to be part of his complete family. A private interment ceremony for the immediate family is planned.
Eric Lee Washam b 31 Dec 1945
Westmoreland, PA m Heather A. Nichols. Eric d. 30 Jul 1998 Falls Church, VA.
Photo of Eric taken in 1984.
Eric Lee Washam Captain, United States Navy,
from a contemporary press report:
Eric Lee Washam, 52, a retired Navy captain who had done government work as an official of Techmatics Inc. in Fairfax since 1990, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma July 30, 1998 at his home in Falls Church, Virginia. Captain Washam, a native of Hickory, North Carolina, was a 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and received a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, in 1969. He served in Vietnamese waters during the war in Vietnam and spent two years with Britain's Royal Navy as an exchange officer before joining the team that developed, built and deployed the revolutionary Aegis shipboard missile defense system. Captain Washam spent the last 15 years of his Navy career, before retiring from active duty in 1990, with the Aegis program. In the mid-1990s, he commanded the Norton Sound, the ship in the Pacific fleet that tested Aegis. His last assignment was as commanding officer of the Aegis Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, VA. At Techmatics, he was involved in ballistic missile defense systems and strategic planning projects. The company's 1997 employee of the year, he was strategic planning director of its defense section at the time of his death. Captain Washam's Navy decorations included three Meritorious Service medals. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Heather, and a daughter, Megan Lee Washam, both of Falls Church; his parents, Troy Lee and Martha Washam of Hickory, N.C.; a brother, Gary, of Orlando; and two sisters, Deborah Fullbright of Charlotte and Sue Graves of Danville, Va.
Deborah Lynne Washam
Gary Ivan Washam
Sue Elaine Washam
18.104.22.168 change to 1.7A.9.2.3.
Flossie A Washam
b 19 Feb 1900 Mooresville, NC and d Greensboro, NC 13 Nov 1954. She m
Willie L Lowery b 23 May 1893 Danville, VA & d 7 Jul 1990 Washington,
DC. Willie m 2nd) Katie Mae Hill. (Arnold Allen, 2003)
change to 1.7A.9.2.4.
Worth Owen Washam b 1 Jul 1900 Iredell, NC
& d 17 Dec 1950 Jamestown, Guilford, NC. Worth m Alice
Jane Wood b 13 Aug 1904 Guilford, NC & d 29 Jul 1993 High Point,
Floyd Washam b 25 Nov 1923 Jamestown, Guilford, NC & d 8 Jan 2005
High Point, Guilford, NC. Winston-Salem Journal (Jan/10/2005):
Winston-Salem Journal (Jan/10/2005) Garfield F. Washam; HIGH POINT - Ret.
Gunnery Sgt. Garfield F. Washam, 81, a resident of High Point, went to meet
his bride at Heaven's Gate Saturday, Jan 8, 2005, at High Point Regional
Hospital. A loving husband and father, he was a devoted family man and devout
Christian. He loved his country and was proud to be an American. Mr. Washam
was born Nov 25, 1923, in Jamestown, a son of Worth Owen and Alice Jane Wood
Washam. He made his career with the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War
II, Korea and Vietnam. Following his retirement, he worked for People's
Insurance, Sears and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He was a member of Bales Memorial
Wesleyan Church and was active in the visitation ministries of the church. His
parents; his wife, Rebecca Virginia Kitchens Washam; and two brothers, Gordon
and Owen Washam, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Larry Washam
and wife Linda of Thomasville, Gary Washam and wife Michelle of Pfafftown and
Randy Washam of High Point; three grandsons, Jeremy and Shane Washam of High
Point and Matthew Harding of Pfafftown; four granddaughters, Ginny Smith and
husband Rex of Archdale, Daneal Washam of Pfafftown and Iva and Elizabeth
Washam of High Point; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Jonah Smith of Archdale;
three great-granddaughters, Samantha and Savannah Lentz of High Point and
Katelyn Washam of Pfafftown; and a sister, Viola Williams of Thomasville. A
funeral service will be conducted Wed, Jan 12, at Davis Funerals &
Cremations Chapel with the Rev. P. K. "Williard" Kaiser and the Rev.
Glenn Ward officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Guilford
Lee Washam "Sis" b 25 Jan 1925 Jamestown, Guilford, NC
& d 5 Aug 2008 High Point, Guilford, NC.
JAMESTOWN - Mrs. Viola W.
"Sis" Williams, 83, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, August
05, 2008 at The Evergreens.
was born January 25, 1925 in Guilford County, the daughter of Worth and
Alice Wood Washam. She was a member of
Bales Chapel Wesleyan Church, where she was a member of the Faithful
Followers. She retired from Western Electric after 24 years of service and
was a member of both the Pioneers of America and the Communication Workers
of America. She enjoyed crafts, crochet, painting by numbers and loved to
travel. She loved to meet people and will be missed by all. Mrs. Williams
is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert Williams and three
brothers, Garfield, Owen and Gordon Washam.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda
McMahan and husband, Shorty of Jamestown; a son, J.D. Williams and wife,
Vivian of Rockledge, Fla.; four grandchildren, Katrina Crittenden and
husband, Lonnie, Tony McMahan and wife, Sherri, Brian Williams and wife,
Allison and Eric Williams and wife, Stephanie; five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday at Bales Memorial Wesleyan
Church by the Rev. Glenn Ward and the Rev. Willard Kiser. Burial will
follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday
from 7 to 9 PM at Davis Funerals and Cremations, 976 Phillips Ave.
Memorials maybe directed to Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church, 1001 Bales
Chapel Rd., Jamestown, NC 27282
Wood Washam b 30 May 1926 Guilford, NC & d 27 Dec 1927 Jamestown,
Owen Washam b 10 Nov 1930 in Jamestown, Guilford, NC & d 21 Jun
1992 Salem, Columbiana, Ohio. Thomas m Angelina
Morella b 28 Nov 1928 Columbiana, OH & d 5 Apr 2000 Lisbon,
Gray Washam b 30 Jan 1933 Guilford, NC & d 1 Apr 2000
Thomasville, Davidson, NC.
1.7A.10. (was 1.5.) Rufus
Richard Washam b 21 Oct 1835, d 20 Jul 1918 Mecklenburg, NC, renumber
paragraph. His 2nd wife, Rebecca C Beard was b 15
Jun 1838 & d 8 Apr 1874 Mecklenburg, NC. His 3rd wife, Margaret
Jane Thompson, was b 21 Jan 1840 & d 13 Feb 1915. Margaret Jane
Thompson was the daughter of Andrew Thompson b 29 Jul 1810 Iredell, NC, d
9/13/1891, Iredell, NC and Ellen? b abt 1814, d abt 1847 Iredell Co, NC.
They lived just north of the Mecklenburg Co line in Iredell, NC. (Tim
Ann Washam b abt 1839 Mecklenburg, NC m James J
Brown b abt 1839, renumber paragraph.
1. Thomas Worsham
b abt 1790 of Jones Co, GA m
Deliah Strader 28 Jan 1812
Jones Co, GA. Descendants lived in Jones Co, GA.
Worsham b abt 1816 of Jones Co, GA, m Absalom B
Fennel 30 Dec 1835 Jones Co, GA. They were m by F J Bazemore, JP.
In 1870 they lived in Precinct 2, Falls Co, TX. Apparently Emeline died
bef 1880 since Absalom is living with his sister, Mary L Winters b abt
1804 Georgia, according to the 1880 Finney, Jones Co, GA census.
1. Thomas R Worsham
b 19 Jan 1826 VA m Elizabeth Jane Hatcher 15 Mar 1849
Floyd Co, KY. Thomas d 27 Aug 1865 Prestonburg, KY. Descendants lived in Floyd
Co, KY; Tazewell Co, VA. He is s/o William Worsham & Elizabeth Ragsdale of
114 who is 22.214.171.124B.5.3. Proof of relationship comes from Bill Maxfield who has
an original letter from Thomas' wife in Prestonburg, Floyd Co, KY written to
Maria Louisa Worsham Fortune, his sister. (See 126.96.36.199B.5.3.6. on page 122) The
letter was written shortly after his death from disease at the end of the Civil
War. The following is a letter to the Worsham’s living
in Dent County, MO:
"Prestonsburg No 18 1865
Floyd Cty Ky
Dear Father and Mother
I take this sad opportunity of writing a few lines to let you know my family
is all well exsept myself my health is very poor I must tell you our sad
misfortune of loosing your dear son and my most affectionate husband. he died
the 27 day of August last. he had been sick for three years had not been able to
cut wood enough to make one fire. his disease was consumption. he was ready and
willing to go. all he hated was leaving me and his dear little children. we had
five children one boy. there names Angie, Gus, Nell, and Lew Thomas, Caroline my
baby. We cald her Carry from when she was young because mr worsham was in the
armany. he served one year in the reble servis. he stayed in virginia the most
of the time. he caught so much colds he never was well any more. tell Joseph i
would be so glad if he would come and stay with us. i am so lonesome. we have
been living in prestonsburgh ever since Jo was here. i expect to move to country
tomorrow. it was mr worsham request for me to do so. he thoght it would be the
best for us. i would be glad if we were in missouri with you all. we have not
herd one word from any of you during the war. i would be so glad to here from
you. all my sister in law to write to me. tell Jo to write to me if he cant
come. i must bring my letter to a close. you must excuse my bad writing and
spelling for i feel so distress. cant think of any thing of importance to write
but remain your afection daugter in law
E. J. Worsham
Letter to the Worshams living in Missouri
"Prestonsburg July 8 1866
Floyd Cty Ky
Dear father and Mother
we are all well this sabbath morning. hoping these few lines may find you
enjoying the same like blessing. i am very lonesome this morning be cause it
makes me think of my dear husband so much. it was on a sabbath morning that he
departed this Life. it grieved me so much when i herd that Jo was kild for i
loved him as a brother. i feel some times like we never will see each other. i
would be so glad if you would come and see us. it looks to me as though we never
can get to see any of our worsham connection any more. We get letters from Johns
family every few weeks. the children often say thay wish thay could see
granfather and granmother worsham. we have a very good crop of corn a fine
garden of all kinds of vegetabls. we have laid by abot half of our corn since we
moved to the country. we have got a very nice start. of hogs two five cows and
calves a very good horse. we have not bought us a farm yet but we will as soon
as we come across one that suit us. mr worsham never intended to settle on sandy
but now i do not know whether it would be the best or not for me. mr worsham
told me what he wanted me to buy. how to do just as you would if one of your
children was going to leave home on a long journey for one week before he died.
he was all the time telling me how to do and how to manage to get along. our
oldest child is about grown. she is thinking of teaching school this fall. my
youngest is going on five years old. i must bring my letter to close. tell all
the girls to write to me for it dos me much good to hear from you all. you must
excuse my bad writing and spelling. so no more at present.
dear father write to me and do not fail.
alas alas how lonely E. J. Worsham"
Thomas R. Worsham was apparently a lawyer. In Kentucky: A History of the
State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 8-B, 1887 Floyd County:
FRIEND is a native of Prestonburg, Ky., was born March 1, 1840, and is a son of
John and Rachel (Brown) Friend was born in 1791, came to Madison County, Ky., in
1820, and in 1821 removed to Prestonburg, where he kept the Washington and
Jackson Hotel, which was burned in 1848. He was one of the magistrates under the
old Constitution, became sheriff of the county, and was jailer for twenty years.
He was a soldier of the war of 1812, and received a land warrant for 160 acres
as bounty. His death occurred in 1876, but his wife, who was born in 1800, died
in 1862. Robert S. Friend was educated at Prestonburg and at Mount Sterling
Academy. In 1861 he volunteered in the Tenth Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate army,
served about four years, and on his return to Prestonburg was licensed to
practice law in 1866, having read under Thomas R. Worsham. In 1870 he was
elected county attorney, and held the office until 1874, when he was elected
police judge. He is now Commissioner of the United States Circuit Court and
chairman of the board of school directors. In 1865 he married Miss Rhoda
Parsons, of Virginia, who died June 1, 1874, leaving three children. His second
marriage was September 1, 1878, to Miss Araminta Auxier, of Johnson County,
daughter of Nathaniel Auxier (deceased), and to this union has been born one
child. Mr. Friend is a Democrat and a Prohibitionist, and as United States
Commissioner has an immense amount of work to perform, his jurisdiction
extending to the territory of the "moonshiners" in the adjacent
The following, by permission, is from Friends
of the Samuel May House by DMF Software, Fred T. May and/or Friends of the Samuel May
House, Inc, 2000. Picture is Elizabeth Jane Hatcher Worsham Elliott who m Thomas Wilson Elliott after
the death of Thomas. (http://mayhouse.org/friends_inc/Worsham-Memorial.html):
"Captain Thomas R. Worsham Honored by Dr. Robert Perry." "On
Saturday, December 9th, 2000, members of the Colonel Jack May Camp #1897 of the
Sons of Confederate Veterans gathered at the May Cemetery overlooking the Samuel
May House to honor Captain Thomas R. Worsham, Captain of Company E, 5th Kentucky
Volunteers, C.S.A. Worsham is buried in the old section of the cemetery, next to
Prestonsburg merchant James M. Lackey and U. S. Congressman John Preston Martin.
A brief ceremony was held at Worsham's gravesite, where a new government
tombstone has been erected.
Captain Worsham served with the 5th Kentucky from October 24th, 1861 to
November 14th, 1862, when he resigned from the service. His company, Company E,
was the first company of Confederate soldiers raised in Floyd County, and he was
one of the men who signed the letter sent from the Confederate camp at
Prestonsburg to President Jefferson Davis on October 2nd, 1861, announcing the
formation of the regiment and requesting that it be supplied with arms,
ammunition, and other equipment.
Worsham's military records file, which is kept on microfilm at the Johnson
County Public Library in Paintsville, shows that he was one of Colonel May's
most trusted officers. Jack May was commander of the regiment during the Spring,
Summer, and Fall of 1862. On November 11th, 1861, for example, following the
Battle of Ivy Mountain, Worsham's company was given the job of driving 377 hogs
from Pikeville to Abingdon, Virginia. "I was detailed with my
company," reported Worsham, "to guard and drive said hogs so as to
escape capture from the enemy."
Another document in his file shows that during General Humphrey Marshall's
Fall 1862 invasion of Eastern Kentucky, Worsham's company was given the mission
of establishing a recruiting post at a steam mill in Pike County. While they
were camped at that location, Worsham purchased 1621 pounds of beef from local
farmers, which he subsequently issued to the recruits who had gathered at the
mill. "The issues were made," said Worsham in his report,
"according to the regular allowance of rations per day." Worsham's file contains many interesting records, not the least of which are
Special Requisitions, which list clothing and other supplies which his company
received during its service in Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia. On
March 27th, 1862, for example, at Camp Moccasin, Virginia, Worsham's men were
issued 70 pairs of socks, 24 pairs of shoes, 29 dress coats, 34 shirts, 16 pairs
of drawers, 33 pairs of pants, and 38 caps by W. W. Cox, Assistant Quartermaster
of the regiment. Free of grammar errors and written in a fine, flowing hand,
Worsham's reports provide ample evidence that he was a well-educated man.
For some unknown reason-perhaps poor health-Worsham resigned from the service
following the Confederate defeat at Perryville. Very little is known about his
personal life, but the 1850 Floyd County Census shows Thomas R. Worsham, age 24,
schoolteacher, born in Virginia, living in the household of John W. Powell, who
owned a farm near Mare Creek. Listed along with Worsham is his wife Elizabeth
Jane Worsham, age 17, born in Kentucky. The dates on his original tombstone show
that he was 37 years old-still relatively young-when he died on August 27th,
My friend Delmas Saunders has discovered that Worsham owned a farm on Abbott
Creek. In his unpublished History of Abbott Creek Saunders lists the family
farms that bordered the creek during the 19th Century, beginning with the
Herefords, Greenwades, Spurlocks, Osbornes, Millers, and Shorts. "Farther
up the creek was the Tom Worsham Farm. Thomas R. Worsham, a native of Virginia
and a Floyd County school teacher, married Elizabeth Jane Hatcher, a native of
Pike County. They lived in a large, two-story log house, at that time the
creek's most pretentious building. During the War Between the States Worsham
served as Captain of the Floyd County company of Jack May's 5th Kentucky
"Unfortunately, Worsham died young. His widow married Will T. Elliott,
who modernized the farm . . . the Elliott Farm was a Floyd County landmark . . .
Thomas R. and Elizabeth Jane Worsham's great-grandson Billy Richmond Pruitt and
his wife Thelma have repaired and restored the old house. Today the furnishings
are in place just as they were when his parents expired. Yes, the old logs and
the poplar weatherboarding are still in place, underneath the vinyl siding
installed to protect them for years to come."
Elizabeth Worsham Elliott died on 20 Jul 1927. Her obituary, which Billy
Pruitt was kind enough to provide:
Hatcher Worsham Elliott, eldest daughter of John Greer Hatcher
Stratton Hatcher, was born January 25th, 1833 on the old Powell farm near Mare
Creek of this county. Mrs. Elliott was a member of one of the most prominent and
highly respected families in the Big Sandy Valley, where she was familiarly
known as "Aunt Jane." She was one of the most lovable, charitable
women who have every lived in this county, and has probably fed more people at
her table without charge than any woman of her generation. No stranger ever went
away hungry from her door. She was first married when but sixteen years old to
Thomas R. Worsham, a brilliant man from the State of North Carolina. He served
in the Confederate Army and only lived a short time after the close of the Civil
War. To this union were born five children, Angie, Gustavus, Mell, Lou and
Tommie, only two of her children surviving her, Gustavus Worsham of Helen, West
Virginia, and Mrs. Lou Johnson of Cliff, Kentucky."
Mrs. Elliott also leaves fifteen grandchildren and several great
grandchildren. On February 10th, 1871, she was married to Mr. T. W. Elliott, who
is left to mourn her loss. She was a faithful, devoted wife and mother, and her
home was in deed and truth a virtual orphans' home, for she raised her own five
children by her first husband, then two of her second husband's daughters, two
of her own daughter's sons, Harry Hatcher of Ashland, Ky., and Walter Hatcher of
Pikeville, [and] also the orphaned children of her daughter, Mrs. Lou Johnson .
. The deceased was a sister of the late Mrs. Joseph M. Davidson of Prestonsburg
[and] Mrs. Roland T. Burns of Louisa.
1.2.1. John Thomas Worsham b 6 Feb 1890 d 5 Apr
1958 Richmond City, VA. His obituary was in the Clinch Valley News, Tazewell
Co, VA dated 11 Apr 1958: J Thomas Worsham, 65, died Saturday in a Richmond
hospital. He was a former Tazewell druggist. He is survived by his wife, the
former Miss Lula Jones of Tazewell; two daughters,
Mrs W W Hankins, Jr of Culpeper, VA and Mrs. Edward L. Dunford of Richmond,
one sister, Mrs Mary Biddeson of Porchester, New York. Graveside services and
burial were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell. Lula
b 5 Aug 1893 and d Feb 1972 Richmond City, VA. (Social Security Death
1.2.3. Mary Jane Worsham
b 29 Aug 1896 m Claudius L Biddison & d 7 Mar 1988 Port Chester, Westchester, NY. (Social
Security Death Index)
Caroline Worsham b 19 Feb 1862 m Richard Hatcher
18 Apr 1883 Floyd Co, KY. Richard Hatcher b 22 Mar 1862 Pike Co, KY s/o Andrew
Jackson Peery Hatcher & Mary Catherine Layne. (Nell Hatcher, 2004)
Children: (Nell Hatcher, 2004)
Worsham Hatcher b 7 Jun 1885 Pike Co, KY d 18 Oct 1961 Boyd Co, KY m
Fannie Preston Miller 23 Jun 1909 KY
Trimble Hatcher b 8 Jun 1889 Pike Co, KY, d 11 Mar 1940 Pike Co, KY m
Lillian Whitman 23 Aug 1915