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John Thomas Worsham (Wisham)
1. John Thomas Worsham (Wisham) b
Sep 1838 Marion, GA, and d 17 Oct 1916 Marion, AL.
(13-1850; 23-1860; May
1828-1900; 78-1910) In the 1850 Marion Co, GA census, p238, is
Daniel Blue age 30 b NC, Mary age 30 b GA, Thomas age 10 b GA, Margaret age 9 b GA, Burton
age 6 b GA, John H age 5 b GA & John Worsham age 13 b GA. This Blue
family is in the 1860 Canton, Van Zandt, TX census on p13.
Picture of John T Worsham & Elizabeth Jane Spence
is courtesy of Terry
2004, the great-great-grandson of John T. Worsham.
Janice Chambers, 2003, wrote:
"Daniel M. Blue md Mary Ann Peeples, abt 1837 in Georgia, she was born Dec 27, 1819 in GA and d Nov 20, 1892 in VanZandt
Thressa Paplanus, 2003, wrote:
"It was my grandmothers great grandparents Blue/People who came from Georgia. Blue b 1812 d 1893 and People b 1820 d
The surname Peoples ties these families together, John T Worsham's son,
John Daniel Wisham, married Hassie Mary Lou Peoples,
11 Jan 1907 Marion, AL.
The Peoples family line needs more research, however, no Worsham relationship to
the Blue family has been found.
age 23 b GA in the 1860 Astons Store, Marion Co, AL cens. In the 1900 Guinn,
Marion Co, AL cens John Wishum was b May 1828 GA and the 1910 Marion Co, AL cens,
John T Wisham is age 78. According to Jerome Wisham he was b Sep 1838 &
Lynn Robertson has 1838.
Yates Publishing (DOC 22517.001) has his full
name as John Thomas Wisham. Jerome Wisham, 1999, & Terry Wisham, 2004, wrote John T Wisham's Civil war pension records states he
was b Marion Co, GA Sep 1838. As John Worsham, he fought for the north in
Company G 3rd regiment Michigan Calvary. He enrolled on 4 Sep 1862 and honorably
discharged at Baton Rouge LA 2 Jun 1865. He signed documents with an X
indicating that he could not read or write. He was injured in the war with sun
stroke which entitled him to disability in later years. After the war John went
to McNairy Co, TN from 1865 to 1866 then to IL until 1877. He fought with the
9th IL Calvary for a few weeks due to separation or wiping out of his men in
battle but later went back to the Michigan Calvary. (Terry Wisham, 2004)
William A Worsham and his son William A Worsham Jr.,
also claimed residence in Marion Co, GA in their Civil War pension records. This
makes us wonder if he was s/o William A. Worsham b abt 1810 Walton Co., GA. (See
page 742, paragraph 1A.2. & 1A.2.2.). It is difficult to believe that
John T is a s/o William A. Worsham because William A. served for the South in
the Civil War & John T. served for the North. William is in the 1840 Marion Co, GA
census p 66, with Males: 2 under 5, 1 5-10, 1 30-40; Females 1 5-10, 1 20-30.
John T could easily be the male age 5-10. William was in the 1850 Marion Co.,
GA Census, p 243 without a wife with children: Thomas age 10; Wm age 7;
Jeremiah age 5; George 3 & Jackson 5 months. John Thomas could be Thomas age
10 in the 1850 census. William A's brother, Daniel Worsham, is also living in
Marion Co, GA in 1850 and moved to Taylor Co., GA, before 1860 indicates that
John T is related to Daniel Worsham as John T. was married in Taylor Co, GA.
A Courthouse fire occurred
in 1845 and all earlier records lost. He is another candidate as the father of
John T Wisham, as David & Charlotte were married in 1822 and we have their
first child born about 1835.
David's brother was Archer Worsham, who had a son John G Worsham who moved
from Baldwin Co, GA to Russell Co, AL. In the 1870 census John S. Worsham was
age 75 b VA. Next in the census is his presumed son John S Worsham age 35 b GA,
and Mary age 13 b GA.
John m 1st) Mary
Ann Bozeman 18 Aug 1858 Taylor, GA. (IGI
at FamilySearch.com & Taylor County Marriages 1852-1924) She was b abt 1840 Talbot, GA.
Jerome Wisham has her parents as Thomas William Bozeman & Sallie Montgomery
who married 1 May 1823 Wilkinson Co, GA. John
and Mary moved to Marion Co, AL and homesteaded in 1860. Jerome Wisham, 1999,
wrote here was also a Frank Wisham who m Margaret Bozeman (Mary Ann's sister) and they also came to AL in 1860.
John m 2nd) Hollie
Elizabeth Lucas 9 Feb 1881 Lamar, AL. (Terry Wisham, 2004 & John
Wosham & Elizabeth Lucas mrg Lamar Co, AL Surety/Bond Date: 9 Feb -, OS Page 362)
According to the Civil War record, Elizabeth died 19 Sep 1890. After Elizabeth's
death, John m 3rd) Elizabeth Jane Spence
26 Oct 1890 Monroe, MS. She was b abt 1853 of Monroe, MS, and d Oct 1932 Marion, AL. John T. Wisham d
17 Oct 1916
and is buried at the Old Liberty Cem, Guin, AL.
Children of John Worsham and Mary
1A.1. Mary Elizabeth
Wisham b Dec 1859 of Taylor, GA. (10/1856-1900) Mary m 1st)
Bozeman 13 Nov 1884 Lamar, AL. John b 5
Aug 1856 Lamar, AL & d 25 Jan 1935 of Lamar, AL. Mary and John are in the 1900
Guin, Marion Co, AL census as John L Bozeman b Aug 1853 GA & Mary b Oct 1856, married
17 years with 8 children & 8 living. Mary d 7 Dec 1921 of Lamar, AL.
Photo of John Lumford Bozeman & Mary Elizabeth Wisham Bozeman from
David Harris, 2009.
Lena Bozeman b 31 Aug 1886 of Guin, Marion, AL & d 18 Dec 1969 Birmingham,
Jefferson, AL. Mary m Charlie Young Harris
"Charley" b 31 Jul
1879 GA & d 18 Mar 1952 Jefferson, AL. Charlie Harris has not been found in
early census records. He probably is the C Y Harris in the 1910 Precinct 11,
Jefferson, Alabama census. C Y was age 28, b Alabama, father b MS. He was
living with his mother, S E Harris, age 60, b AL, parents b AL.
Photo of Mary Lena from the Harris
Family Tree on Ancestry.com
Edward Harris b 1914 AL.
Edner Harris b 1915 AL.
John Edgar Harris b 1915 AL.
Willard Harris b 30 Apr 1918 Dora, Walker, Al & d 2 Jan 2001
Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. Photo of Albert from the Harris
Family Tree on Ancestry.com.
William Cecil Harris b 1921 AL.
William Albert Harris born 19 Jun 1945.
Photo of William
Albert Harris is courteous Kathy Harris,
Bozeman (male) b Nov 1889 of Guin, Marion, AL.
Bozeman b Nov 1889 of Guin, Marion, AL.
Lumford Bozeman b Mar 1892 of Guin, Marion, AL.
Bozeman b Aug 1894 of Guin, Marion, AL.
Bozeman b Nov 1897 of Guin, Marion, AL.
Bozeman b Nov 1897 of Guin, Marion, AL.
1A.1.8. John V.
Bozeman b May 1900 Guin, Marion, AL.
1A.1.9. Elva D.
Bozeman "Eva" b abt 1904 of Cordova, Walker, AL.
1A.2. William Thomas Wisham
b 1862 of Marion, AL & d 1921 Guin, Marion, AL. He m Mary
Alice Lee b 1869 Fayette, AL, d/o John Clinton Lee & Mary Gann, d 1904 of Fayette, AL & bur Mt.
Willing Free Will Baptist Church cem, Fayette Co, AL. On left
William Thomas Wisham family ~ circa 1917 - Guin, AL; seated, left-right: Ilene Gann,
W. T. Wisham, Cliff Gann, Lawrence Gann. Standing: Walt Wisham (center), Frank Wisham
(right); Beth, Della & Susan Wisham (order uncertain).
On right Mary Alice Lee
Wisham (1866-1904), daughter of John Clinton Lee & Mary Gann.
Children of William and Mary: (Lynn
Robertson, 2002; Terry Wisham, 2004)
Elizabeth Wisham "Beth" b 1888 of Marion, AL & m John Guin "Kid" abt 1917. John b 11 Feb 1893 of
Marion, AL & d 27 Feb 1967 Marion, AL. Mary d 1967 Marion, AL. She is age 30 in the 1920 Guin, Marion
Co., AL census along with her husband & living with her father.
1A.2.2. Susan Frances Wisham "Susie" 5 Dec 1890
of Marion, AL & m Henry David Gann "Dave"
3 Jan 1909 of Marion, AL. Henry b 4 Mar 1886 & d 8 Oct 1965 of Marion, AL. Mary d
1987 of Marion, AL. Children: Lawrence Gann b abt 1911 Marion Co, AL, Ilene Gann b abt 1914 Marion
Co, AL, Clifton Gann "Cliff" b abt 19815 Marion Co, AL, Clyde Gann b
Jan 1920 Marion Co, AL, Ray Gann b abt 1922 Marion Co, AL.
1A.2.3. Nancy Della Wisham b 25 Dec 1892 Marion, AL.
Della m 1st) William W.
Johnson 14 Jun 1919 of Marion, AL; b 8 Sep 1892 of Marion, AL; d
1921 of Marion, AL. Della m 2nd) abt 1921 Finas
Andrew Knight b. 10 Feb 1887 AL; d Jun 1974 Guin, Marion, AL. Della d Jul 1982
Guin, Marion, AL.
Felix Wisham "Walt" b 8 May 1895 Guin, Marion, AL & d 21 Mar 1977
Guin, Marion, AL. He m Mary Jane Johnson 5 Sep 1926 of Marion,
AL. Mary b 10 Apr 1898 & d 20 Jul 1976 Guin, Marion, AL. They are in the 1920
Guin, Marion Co, AL census. He is age 25 b AL. In 1930 Walter worked at a lumber mill and his brother in law, John
Johnson, age 35 b AL a brick layer, lived with them.
Children of Walter & Mary
Walter Wisham b 19 Nov 1928, Marion, AL; d 10 May 1979, Silvis, Rock Island,
Illinois. He m Tommie L.
Calvin Wisham m Nora Maxine Tucker
1A.2.5. Purvis Wisham
b 1897 Guin, Marion, AL & d abt 1903 TN.
1A.2.6. James Franklin Wisham b 20 Feb 1902 Guin, Marion,
AL & d 10 Aug 1954 Marion, AL. In
1930 he lived with his sister, Dellia Knight, in Guin, Marion, AL and worked
at a lumber mill. Frank never married.
Emiline Wisham "Mattie" b 12 Aug 1869 Illinois. (Mar 1876 IL -
1900, 37 -1910; 1930 - 61 IL) Lynn Robertson, 2002 has Martha Emmaline "Mattie" Wisham b
Mar 1868 AL. Terry Wisham, 2004, has her name as Martha "Mattie" Emiline Wisham.
Martha d 1956 of Brooksville, GA; m George Washington Willet 12 Apr 1894 Marion, AL.
b 12 Jun 1859 Marion, AL & d 12 Sep 1948 Tifton, GA.
George W. Willet of Lamar Co, Alabama, was the s/o, Abslum L. Willet b abt
1804 TN. (1880 cens) George carried the mail by carriage from Pikeville,
Alabama to Aberdeen, MS. Martha d 29 Aug 1956 Tifton, GA.
Franklin Willett 1b 23 Jan 1895 if Marion, AL
1A.3.2. Effie L
Willett b May 1898 Marion, AL.
Ethel Willett b 18 Jul 1898 Guin, AL.
Leonard Willett b 17 Mar 1909 Guin, AL & d 21 Apr 1979 Tifton, Tift, GA.
1A.4. Frank Wisham b May 1872 of Marion, AL.
(May 1872-1900; 38-1910; 51-1920; 62-1930) Terry Wisham writes that John T
had children Frank Wishum Robertson and Henry Wishum Robertson adopted out to
Robertson's in Hendersonville TN, possibly a sister that married a Robertson.
Jerome Wisham, 1999, writes "Frank Robertson last lived in the Henderson,
TN area. He was originally from the Marion Co., AL areas and his parent were
John T. and Mary Ann Wisham." Frank m 1st) Paralie
born Jun 1880 TN and d bef 1910. Frank m 2nd) Lola
b abt 1886 TN. He is in the 1920 Chester Co, TN census as Frank Robertson age
51 b AL widow hiredman, with a son Henry 21 TN and the 1930 Chester Co, TN
cens as Frank Robertson age 62 b. AL, and wife Lola age 44 TN, and stepson
Herbert Nuckals age19 b TN. Only the 1930 census correctly has his father b in
GA however it has his mother b in AL.
B. Robertson b Aug 1898 Chester, TN. (Aug 1898-1900; 10-1910;
21-1920; 30-1930) He is in the 1930 Chester, TN cens, as Henry B Robertson
age 30 b TN m age 24, wife Reva age 24 b AR,
Parelee age 6 b TN, George F age 4 11/12 b TN, Ennis B. age 9/12 b TN.
Wisham of Marion, AL. (Lynn Robertson, 2002) Terry Wisham writes that
John T. had children Frank Wishum Robertson and Henry Wishum Robertson adopted
out to Robertson's in Hendersonville TN, possibly a sister that married a
Children of John Worsham and Hollie
L. Wisham b Oct 1881 Marion, AL & d 17 Jul 1917 Marion, AL. He m Ellen
Virginia Duncan 11 May 1913 Fulton Bridge, AL. She was b 15 Sep 1896
Sulligent, Lamar, AL & d 8 Jul 1993 Winfield, Marion, AL. Ellen m 2nd) Edward
J. Riley 9 May 1919 Hamilton, AL. Edward b abt 1879 KY.
Children of Tollie Wisham &
Ellen: (Cherry Kizziar, 2003)
Mae Wisham b 14 Feb 1914 of Marion, AL, d. 30 Jun 1988 Guin, Marion, AL & m Marvin McKay "Marv" b abt
Lee Wisham b 18 May 1916, Marion, AL; d 23 Jan 1978 of Marion, AL;
m 1st) John H Lee; m 2nd) Clarence
Leon Lyon 22 Dec 1945.
Daniel Wisham b 27 Apr 1886, Marion, AL; d 20 Jan 1955, Stanislaus, CA. (CA death
index for John Daniel Wisham) He m Hassie
Mary Lou Peoples 11 Jan 1907 Marion, AL. "John D Wishum and T L
Wishum signed the $200.00 marriage bond in the Marion Co. Court House. T L is
John Daniel's older brother Tollie." (Terry Wisham, 2004, from a copy of
the marriage license) Hassie was b. 27 Oct 1886 of Marion, AL, and d. 8 Sep 1977 of
Stanislaus, CA. He is in the 1920 Hamilton, Marion Co., AL census as John D.
age 33 b AL. Hassie is also age 33. They are in the 1930 Wester, LeFlore, OK census. He
is age 44 m at age 21 & so is Hassie.
Children of John Wisham and Hassie
William Wisham Jr b 20 Jun 1909 (10-1920; 20-1930) of Marion, AL
& d 21
Aug 1984, Los Angeles, CA. He m Lucille probably
in Wister, OK. She was b abt 1922 OK.
Alma Wisham b abt 1912 Marion, AL. (8-1920; 18-1930)
Wisham b 17 Jan 1913 (6-1920; 17-1930) Birmingham, Jefferson, AL; m Ethel
E Cutsinger b 14 Jan 1912 of Craighead, AR; d 8 Jan 1997, Caraway, Craighead, AR, bur
City Cem, Caraway. Foy d 2 Oct 2004 Lake City, Craighead, AR. The 5 Oct
2004 Jonesboro Sun:
CARAWAY - Foy Wisham, 91,
of Caraway died Sat, Oct 2, at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in
Birmingham, Ala., he lived in Lake City and Caraway and was formerly of Poteau,
Okla. He retired from Hytrol Conveyer Co. of Jonesboro and is affiliated with the
Assembly of God. Survivors include three sisters, Alma Wisham, Lali Wisham and
Lucille Wisham, all of Los Angeles; three sons, Bobby Wisham and Lonnie Wisham, both
of Lake City, and Harold Wisham of Monette; four daughters, Youvonne Ramsey of
Trumann, Wanda Hendrix of Tuckerman, Linda Matthews Wisham of Swifton and Nancy
Pettit of Caraway; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Wisham; his
parents, John and Hassie Wisham; three brothers; and two sisters. Graveside services
will be today in the Caraway Cemetery.
M Wisham b 29 Mar 1915 Marion, AL & d 27 Dec 2006 Fountain
Valley, Orange, CA. (4-1920; 15-1930) She m
Albert Lee Frasher b 24 Nov 1913 Missouri & he d 26 Jan 1979
Fountain Valley, Orange, CA.
Wisham b 16 Mar 1917 Marion, AL. (2-1920; 13-1930) Fred d 28 Apr 1998
Los Angeles, CA. (CA death index) He m 1st Rosa M
b abt 1922 AL. Fred m 2nd) 5 Jan 1962 Los Angeles, CA to Maxine
E Booth. Maxine Elizabeth Booth b 15 Jul 1916 Calhoun, Iowa
& d 6 Jan 1996 in Torrance, Los Angeles, CA.
Williams Wisham b 18 May 1919 in Hamilton, Marion, AL & d 14 Feb
2001 in Poteau, OK. (4 months-1920; 10-1930) She m Ezra
Randolph Newby b 21 May 1917 of Wister, LeFlore, OK & d 8 Oct
1995 Fanshawe, Latimer, OK.
Verdo Wisham b 17 Aug 1921 (7-1930) of Marion, AL & d Dec 1968 Las
Vegas, Clark, Nevada.
Wisham "Lucy" b 20 Apr 1924 Huntsville, Madison, A & d
19 Jun 2005 Alturas, Modoc, CA. (5-1930). She m Elmer
Lucille Field of California Pines, will be held at the Alturas Cemetery at 2
p.m. Friday, June 24, 2005, with a potluck and time of fellowship to follow
at the Alturas Baptist Church, West Fourth Street, Alturas. Pastor Mel
Chasteen will conduct the graveside services. Mrs. Field, a resident of
California Pines since July 7, 1981, passed away in Alturas, CA at the age
of 81 years on June 19, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer
Field. Born Lucille Wisham in Huntsville, Alabama and reared in Oklahoma,
where she graduated from high school, Mrs. Field retained a hint of her
southern drawl, even after her family migrated to Southern California where
she met Elmer and later married, Jan. 23, 1961. A statuesque woman with a
calm and mellow voice and a quick, pleasant smile, she was a kind-hearted
person and an outstanding waitress at California Pines Lodge Restaurant, a
job she started in September of 1982 and kept for years. She enjoyed her
customers and her customers enjoyed Lucille. Prior to moving to Modoc
County, she had worked with Sears Catalogue Department in Torrance, CA.,
where the couple lived until Elmer's retirement and heart surgery. An avid
bowler, Lucille had a 165 average and the couple had some 60 trophies from
bowling, which they dispensed of, before leaving their Torrance home.
Lucille was also musically gifted, and played the piano, violin, banjo,
guitar and organ. At one time, she played with a band for different parties,
like the Elks' dances. The couple made many close friends at California
Pines and they became members of Grange. Lucille enjoyed attending the
Alturas Baptist Church. She was not a pretentious person She is survived by
her son Larry Field of Alturas, CA; sisters Alma of Lakewood, CA and Lila
Fresher of Fountain Valley, CA; granddaughters Rachel Field and Rebecca
Field of Alturas; nieces Gwen Beam, WA, Carolyn Cockett, NV, Sue Lopez,
Pomona, Sharon Woske, AZ, nephews Marvin and Elaine Harris, Bakersfield, Jim
and Shirley Dobson, Colorado Springs, CO, Glen and Anna Beam, Pomona, Gene
Wisham, Pomona, John Deer, Lakewood, Ca. and will also be missed by numerous
relatives and many friends
Wisham b 17 Feb 1926 Glendale, Le Flore, OK. (4-1930) and she died 29 May 1998 San Bernardino,
CA. She m 1st Atha Gaino Beam b 27 Dec 1921 Taylorsville, Alexander,
NC & he d 22 Dec 1986 Reno, Washoe, Nevada. She also married
Mr Frazin. Children: Bertha Carolyn Beam
& Atha Glenn Beam.
Emaline Wisham b 22 Apr 1888 Marion, AL; d 19 Dec 1959 Marion, AL & m Marion Lafayette Hardin, 5 Aug 1906 of
Marion, AL. Marion Hardin b 10 Mar 1867, d 21 Mar 1966 Marion, AL.
(Liberty Cemetery #2, Pea Ridge, Marion Co, AL)