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Eliza was b abt 1816 in VA. Eliza, a widow, is in the 1880 Crawford Co, GA
census, living with her son, Thomas Worsham. The 1880 record has her birth in Virginia.
She has not been positively identified before 1880, however, she most certainly was a
descendant of the David G. Worsham Sr.
slave family. David G. Worsham Sr b abt 1766 in Amelia Co, VA, traveled from
Amelia Co, VA to Lunenburg Co, VA abt 1810 and in 1815 died in Milledgeville, Baldwin
Co, GA. By 1830 some of his children settled in Crawford Co, GA. David's son,
Archibald Worsham, m Lucinda Barrow Smith in 1819 in Baldwin Co, GA. Archibald
Worsham died abt 1826 Baldwin Co, GA, and his wife, Lucinda inherited his slaves.
In 1850, Lucinda Worsham (see page 304 of Worsham and Washam Family History), owned 4
slaves in Crawford Co, GA (age, sex): 37 Female, 6 Female, 4 Female, 3 Male. The
female slave b abt 1813 is most likely Eliza. In 1860, Eliza is identified as a
Lucinda Worsham Mulatto female slave b abt 1815. At that time they lived in Beasley,
Crawford Co, GA.
In total, there were 31 slaves belonging to Worsham families in Crawford Co., GA in
1850. The largest slave owner was David G. Worsham Sr.'s son, David G. Worsham Jr.
b. 22 Feb 1800 Amelia Co., VA. In 1850 his 18 slaves included (age, sex): 52
Female, 32 Male, 30 Male, 30 Male, 30 Male, 28 Female, 23 Female, 23 Female, 19 Male, 17
Male, 14 Male, 12 Male, 12 Female, 8 Male, 6 Male, 4 Female, 1 Female,1 Female. In
1850, R. Worsham owned 7 slaves (age, sex): 50 Female, 27 Male, 14 Female, 14
Female, 12 Male, 10 Female, 7 Male. In 1850, John Green Worsham, son of David
Sr, b 11 Jun 1809 of Lunenburg, VA owned 2 slaves (age, sex): 25 Female, 12
In 1860 there were 23 slaves in Worsham families living in Beasley, Crawford Co., GA.
Lucinda's slaves in 1860 were (age, sex, race): 60 Female Black; 45 Female Mulatto; 30
Female Black; 16 Female Black; 13 Male Black; 11 Male Black; 11 Female Black;9 Female
Black; 8 Female Black; 6 Female Black; 4 Female Black. Lucinda Worsham apparently
acquired some of David G. Worsham, Jr. slaves, when died in 1853. Also in 1860,
John R. Worsham, the son of Lucinda, owned slaves in Beasley, Crawford Co, Georgia (age,
sex, race): 37 Male Black, 26 Female Black, 22 Male Mulatto, 19 Female Black, 18 Male
Black, 14 Female Black, 13 Male Black, 9 Female Black, 3 Male Black, 3 Male Black, 2
Male Black, 2 Male Black.
The Afro-American families of Crawford Co., GA descend from these slaves.
family is in the Lucious Worsham section.
1. George Worsham b abt 1830 of Crawford, GA,
is a possible child of Eliza. George m Mintie of
Crawford, GA. She was born abt 1850 of Crawford, GA.
Children of George & Mintie:
1.1. Henry Worsham b abt 1864 of Crawford, GA.
Worsham b abt 1867 of Crawford, GA. (13-1880)
Worsham b abt 1869 of Crawford, GA. (11?-1880)
Worsham b abt 1872 of Crawford, GA. (8-1880)
Worsham b abt 1874 of Crawford, GA. (6-1880)
Worsham b abt 1875 of Crawford, GA. (5-1880)
Worsham b abt 1876 of Crawford, GA. (4-1880)
1.8. Julia Worsham
b abt 1879 Crawford, GA. (1-1880)
2. Lucious Worsham b May 1832 of Crawford,
GA. (35-1870; 50-1880; 5/1832-1900) Lucious may be the son of Eliza Worsham who was born abt 1816 in VA. She
lived in Crawford Co., GA in 1880 with her son, Thomas Worsham.
Mary abt 1862. Mary b
abt 1844 of Crawford, GA. They
are in the 1870 Crawford Co, GA census. In
the 1880 Crawford Co, GA cens, he is Lucian age 50 b GA, a farmer, & his wife is
Mary age 23 b GA. He claimed his
mother & father were b in GA. In
the 1900 Crawford Co, GA cens, Lucious Worsham was a widow b. May 1832.
3. Eliza Worsham
b bef 1834 of Crawford, GA. She m Tom Houston bef 1847.
3.1. Mary Ann
Houston b 1847 of Crawford, GA & m Isom Wright b
abt 1842 of Crawford Co, GA. Mary d 14 Aug 1927 Culloden, Crawford, GA.
Mary Ann is in the 1920 Hammock, Crawford, GA census living with Joe & Mandy Hammond
as Mary A Wright age 90 b GA (mother). Also in the home is (4. below) Henry Worsham
age 79 b GA (uncle), Emma Day age 25 b GA (cousin).
4. Henry Worsham
b. Feb 1837 of Crawford, GA. (23-1870; 38-1880; 2/1837-1900) Henry m 1st)
Cinda bef. 1867 of Crawford, GA. She was born abt 1845 of
Crawford, GA. Henry m 2nd) Lou Feltz 5 Jan 1896 in
Crawford, GA. She was born Oct 1848 of Crawford, GA. Henry Worsham, a farmer, d. 5
Feb 1927 Crawford, GA.
Children of Henry & Cinda:
Worsham b abt 1867 of Crawford, GA. (3-1870)
Worsham b abt 1868 of Crawford, GA. (2-1870; 12-1880)
Worsham b abt 1870 Crawford, GA. (10-1880)
Worsham "Maggie" b Apr 1874 Crawford, GA. (5-1880; 4/1874-1900)
Maggie m Mr. Jordan bef 1900 Crawford, GA & he d bef 1900
in Crawford, GA.
a male, was b bef 1876 of Crawford, GA & d. aft. 1892 of Crawford, GA.
Worsham b May 1892 Crawford, GA. (5/1892
-1900) In 1900 Cinda was living with her grandfather, Henry Worsham.
Child of Henry & Lou:
b. & d between 1896 & 1900 in Crawford, GA.
5. Melvina Worsham
b. Jan 1840 of Crawford, GA, may be a daughter of Eliza. (26-1870, 37-1880, 1/1840-1900)
Melvina m Sam Armstrong abt 1858 of Dooly, GA. Sam b Mar
1835 of Dooly, GA.
Armstrong b abt 1861 of Dooly, GA & m Burl Everett.
Nora d 24 Nov 1924 Macon, Bibb, GA.
Armstrong b abt 1863 of Dooly, GA.
Armstrong "Jim" b abt 1867 of Dooly, GA.
Armstrong b abt 1870 of Fort Valley, Houston, GA.
Armstrong b abt 1873 of Fort Valley, Houston, GA.
6. Thomas Worsham
b abt 1847 of Crawford, GA. (33-1880) Thomas m Martha
b abt 1850 of Crawford, GA. In 1880 Thomas worked on a farm in Crawford Co, GA.
Children of Thomas & Martha:
Worsham b abt 1870 of Crawford, GA. (10-1889)
Worsham b abt 1872 of Crawford, GA. (8-1880)
Worsham b abt 1874 of Crawford, GA. (6-1880)
6.4. Thomas Worsham
b abt 1876 of Crawford, GA. (4-1880)
Worsham b abt 1878 of Crawford, GA. (2-1880)
6.6. Mary L.
Worsham b Mar 1880 Crawford, GA. (1-1880; 3/1870-1900) Mary m.
James Jack Jordan, 10 Sep 1893, Crawford, GA. James
b Oct 1866 of Crawford, GA.
Worsham "Gib" b abt 1859 of Crawford, GA. (21-1880) Gilbert m 1st)
Emma Lowe 24 Aug 1878 in Crawford, GA. She was born Feb
1866 of Crawford, GA. Gilbert, a farmer, d abt 1899 Crawford, GA. In 1900 Emma,
a widow with 9 children, is living in Crawford Co, GA with her brother, Warren Walker b
Jul 1878. Emma m 2nd) John Martin bef 1918 in
Crawford Co. They are in the 1920 Beasley, Crawford Co, GA census as John Martin
age 43? & Emma age 56. Also in the home is her brother, Gilbert Worsham age 20 &
two children: Robert Martin age 17 & Ruth D. Martin age12.
Children of Gilbert & Emma:
Worsham b Oct 1879 Crawford, GA. (1-1880; 10/1879-1900; 26-1910) In 1910
he is working for the telephone co. and listed as Chatman Worsham, age 26, in the
Houston Co, GA census. Chapman is living with his grandparents, Hubert Relliford
age 60 b GA & Lizzie Relliford age 82? b GA.
7.2. Clara Worsham
b. May 1882, Crawford, GA. (5/1882-1900; 51-1930) Clara m. Will
Wilder, 10 Sep 1911, Crawford, GA. Will b. abt 1880 of Crawford, GA & he
d. 9 Nov 1938 Crawford, GA. In 1930 they farmed in Sandy Point, Crawford Co, GA.
Clara d. 15 Mar 1964, Upson, GA.
7.3. March Worsham
b. Jan 1886 Crawford, GA. (1/1886-1900; 24-1910)
He married Carrie abt 1909 in Crawford, GA. She was born
abt 1887 of Crawford, GA. March d 2 Dec 1980 Muscogee, GA.
b abt 1909 Crawford Co., GA.
7.4. Mealie Worsham
b May 1888 Crawford, GA. (5/1888-1900; 38-1930) Mealie m Mr.
Kendricks. In 1930 she was a widow living with her brother, Lee Worsham,
in Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan.
Worsham b Jun 1889 Crawford, GA. (6/1889-1900; 21-1910) Lizzie m
James Duncan "Jimmy" 30 Dec 1908 Crawford, GA.
James b abt 1879 of Crawford, GA.
Child of Lizzie & James:
Duncan b 1909 Crawford Co, GA.
Worsham b Feb 1892 Crawford, GA. (2/1892-1900)
7.7. Mattie L.
Worsham b Mar 1895 Crawford, GA. (3/1895; 25-1920; 48-1930) Mattie m
1st) Milton Ruffin, 30 Aug 1907, Crawford, GA.
Milton b abt 1894 of Crawford, GA. Mattie m 2nd) Thomas Martin
28 Dec 1909 Crawford, GA. Thomas b abt 1886 of Crawford, GA. In 1920, Thomas &
Mattie lived in Beasley, Crawford Co, GA & in 1930 they were farming in Webb, Crawford
Martin b abt 1912 Crawford Co, GA.
Benny? Martin b abt 1914 Crawford Co, GA.
Thomas Martin b abt 1916 Crawford Co, GA.
Lucile Martin b 1918 Crawford Co, GA.
Worsham b 13 Oct 1898 Crawford, GA. (5/1898-1900; 22-1920; 30-1930) Lee
married Viola Jackson16 Dec 1923 in Crawford, GA. She was
born abt 1906 of Crawford, GA. They lived in Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan.
7.8.1. Willie L.
Worsham b 27 Nov 1924 of Detroit, Wayne, Michigan & d 2 Dec 1988 Detroit,
7.9. Gilbert Worsham
b 28 Dec 1900 Crawford, GA. (12/1897-1900; 20-1910) In 1920 Gilbert lived with his
stepfather, John Martin, in Beasley, Crawford Co, GA.
8. March Worsham
b. Mar 1862 of Crawford, GA; (3/1862; ) d bef 1920 of Crawford, GA. March m
1st) Janie Walker 8 Apr 1882 in Crawford, GA. She was born
May 1867 of Crawford, GA. In 1920 Janie Worsham lived in Hammock Dist,
Crawford Co, GA as a widow with her mother, Kesa? Walker age 60. Janie is bur in
Bethel Baptist Church Cem, Crawford Co, GA.
March m 2nd) Carie
Bell 24 Mar 1909 in Crawford, GA.
Children of March & Janie:
Worsham b Aug 1882 Crawford, GA. (8/1882 -1900)
Worsham b Sep 1884 Crawford, GA. (9/1884-1900)
Worsham "Ann" b Sep 1887 Crawford, GA. (9/1887-1900; 39-1930)
Lavoyer Respress "Laviorer" 16 Feb 1908 Crawford, GA.
He was b abt 1890 of Crawford, GA & d 10 Dec 1944, Crawford, GA.
Respress born abt 1921 GA.
8.4. Genie Worsham
b Feb 1891 Crawford, GA. (2/1891-1900)
8.5. Essie Worsham
b Dec 1892 Crawford, GA. (2/1892-1900)
8.6. March Worsham, Jr
1895, Crawford, GA. (6/1895-1900; 29-1920) In 1920, March was a US Army soldier
stationed at Camp Furlong, Luna Co, NM.
8.7. Julia M. Worsham
b Aug 1897 Crawford, GA. (8/1897-1900)
8.8. Charley V.
Worsham b 10 Sep 1900 Crawford, GA. (9/1899-1900; 20-1920) He m
Ola b abt 1900 of Crawford, GA.
8.9. Clarence B.
Worsham b. 1 Dec 1902 of Roberta, Crawford, GA. (17-1920; 27-1930) Clarence m
1st) Ola Respass 11 Aug 1918 in Crawford, GA, daughter of
Jim & Mittie Respass and a sister of Collins Respass. Ola was born Mar 1900 of
Crawford, GA. Clarence m 2nd) Verille Respass 1 Oct 1922
in Crawford, GA, daughter of George & Minnie Respass. She was born abt 1906 of
Crawford, GA. He m 3rd) Mamie Dent 12 Feb 1928 in
Crawford, GA. She was born 15 Apr 1900 of Crawford, GA, and died 8 Jul 1942 in
Crawford, GA. Clarence d 20 Apr 1981, Peach, GA & is bur in Bethel Baptist Church
Cem, Crawford Co, GA. Mamie is also bur in Bethel Baptist Church Cem, Crawford
Child of Clarence & Ola:
Walter Lee Worsham b 14 Aug 1921 Crawford, GA. (8-1930) Walter m
Carrie Lee Jordan 26 Dec 1943 Crawford, GA.
Walter d Dec 1970 of Crawford, GA. In 1930 Walter lived with his uncle, Collins
Respass. Carrie's sister died Jul 2002:
W. MILFORD, NJ -
Services/Interment for Libby Jordan Bailey at Springhill Baptist Church, Crawford
Co. Bailey, 89, a Crawford Co native, former Maconite/Middle Georgian for 79 years
expired Sun. Daughter of the late Cecil Boise and Floria Lou Jordan, she was the
widow of King Clinton Bailey. Survivors include: sons: Adolphus (Alberta) Bailey,
West Milford, NJ, Laymon (Julie) Bailey, Atlanta; sisters: Carrie Lee Worsham
Macon, Katie Oden, Rosie Lee Fuller, Roberta, Lucille Thomas, Frances Danielly,
Fort Valley, Dorothy Tillman, Gary, IN and Mattie Ingram, New York City, NY;
brothers: Clinton Jordan, Chicago, Maine Jordan, Roberta
Children of Clarence & Verille:
Jessie May Worsham b 14 Feb 1924 Crawford, GA. (6-1930) Jessie m
Walter Ivey 28 Dec 1941 Crawford, GA. Walter b 18
Sep 1916 of Crawford, GA & d 7 Dec 1982 Upson, GA. Jessie d 17 May 1986, Roberta,
Crawford, GA. In 1930 Jessie lived with her step uncle, Collins Respass.
George Worsham b 1 Oct 1926 of Roberta, Crawford, Georgia. (3-1930) He
m Ethelean Hicks 15 Jul 1951 in Crawford, GA. She was born 15 Jan 1931 of Roberta,
Crawford, Georgia, and died 22 Aug 1996 in Upson, GA. George d 4 May 1991
Upson, GA & is bur Bethel Baptist Church Cem, Crawford Co, GA.
Child of George & Ethelean:
Johnny C. Worsham b 16 Nov 1957 of Crawford, GA & d 11 Aug 1997 Upson,
GA. He is bur in Bethel Baptist Church Cem, Crawford Co, GA.
8.10. Robert Worsham
b 1 Jul 1905 Crawford, GA. (14-1920; 23-1930) Robert d 22 Aug 1970 Roberta,
Little Worsham b abt 1908 Crawford, GA. (12-1920)
9. Van Worsham
b abt 1865 of Crawford, GA, son of Eliza Worsham. In 1880 Van was living with his
10. Henry Worsham
b abt 1870 of Crawford, GA, son of Eliza Worsham. In 1880 Henry was living
with his brother, Gib.