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Lucious Worsham b May 1832 of Crawford,
GA. (35-1870; 50-1880; 5/1832-1900) (Henry L. Moore, 2009)
Lucious is likely the son of
Eliza Worsham "Elija" who was born abt 1816 in VA. She
lived in Crawford Co, GA in 1880 with her son, Thomas Worsham.
According to family history Lucious Worsham's mother and father were born in Georgia,
she a slave and he the white son of the slave owner.
Henry L Moore, 2009, wrote about Lucious Worsham "Papa Worsham":
I have been told for most of my life that Papa Worsham's parents were the slave
owner, Mr. Worsham and a half Indian slave named Elija. Now. I am not sure. Was told by
an older sister that Papa Worsham was the plantation owner's son but Cousin Mattie (who
is 106 years old now, and remembers well) says it was the old man Worsham. The
father probably was the slave owner himself. I note where Florine, my oldest sister, and
the historian of the family, said it was the owner, not his son. That needs more study.
If Lucious is the son of a slave owner, his father may be David G Worsham b 22 Feb 1800
of Amelia, Virginia & he d 20 Oct 1853 Crawford, GA. In the 1850 Division 20,
Crawford, Georgia Slave schedule he is D G Worsham with 17 male slaves. David's
son, John A Worsham, is in 1870 Beasley, Crawford, Georgia census, the same county
Lucious was living in 1870. David G Worsham is on
Lucious is in the 1870 Beasley, Crawford, Georgia census with the last name of Wisham.
Lucious m Mary abt 1862. Mary b
abt 1844 of Crawford, GA. 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.
Alberta Worsham "Berta" "Bertie" b
Oct 1860 of Crawford,
GA. (7-1870; 16-1880) She m 1st) Jordan Marshall b
Feb 1831 Georgia. Abt 1902 Berta m John Prater, a farmer,
b abt 1850 in Upson, GA & he d of Bright's Disease 17 Jun 1924 in Irwin, GA.
John Cheatfield was the informant on John Prater's death certificate.
Children Alberta & Jordan:
1.1A.1. Mary Marshall b Mar 1888 Crawford, GA.
1.1A.2. Lula Marshall b Feb 1890 Crawford, GA.
1.1A.3. Ephriam Marshall "Ephram" b 4 Jul 1893
near Culloden, Crawford, GA. He m Eller King "Ella" b
abt 1895 of Irwin, GA.
1.1A.3.1. Jordan Marshall b abt 1914 GA
1.1A.3.2. Claudie Marshall b abt 1915 GA
1.1A.3.3. Ephram Marshall b abt 1917 GA
1.1A.3.4. Harry L Marshall b abt 1918 GA
1.1A.3.5. Ollie Marshall b 1925 & d 22 Oct 1927
Ocilla, Irwin, GA.
1.1A.3.6. Eloise Marshall b abt 1931 Irwin, GA
& d 15 May 1933 Irwin, GA.
1.1A.4. Eva Marshall "Cora" b 1893 Crawford, GA.
1.1A.5. Julius Marshall b Dec 1894 Crawford, GA &
d 22 May 1963 Peach, GA. He m Julia b abt 1900
1.1A.5.1. Ester Marshall b abt 1917 Irwin, GA
1.1A.5.2. Luether Marshall b 1920 Irwin, GA
1.1A.6. Valley Marshall b Sep 1896 Crawford, GA.
Child of Alberta & John:
1.1A.1. Mattie E L Prater b abt 1903 in Georgia.
Mattie m Mr. Ivey & Mr. Wilcox.
Julius Worsham "July" b Sep 1864 of Crawford, GA. (5-1870;
14-1880; 9/1864-1900; 64-1930) Julius m 1st) Susan
abt 1883 Crawford, GA.
She was b Sep 1864 of Crawford, GA. "Julians" Worsham m 2nd)
Bentley “Liza” 13 Dec 1905 in Crawford, GA. Julius was from Musella and Roberta, GA according to family researcher
Mattie Fuller (2002). Eliza b 15 Jul 1884 of Crawford, GA. Living with Julius & Susan in the 1900 Crawford Co., GA
cens was a nephew, Henry R. McMichael b May 1889 GA. In the 1920 Webb Dist.,
Crawford Co., GA cens is Julius age 55, a farmer, and Liza age 35 GA. Julius d 3 Oct
1931 Crawford, GA. (Crawford Co. death 27506) Eliza d 26 Jan 1973 Crawford, GA.
Children of Julius & Susan:
James Worsham b Oct 1884 Crawford Co., GA.
John Worsham b Jul 1885 Crawford, GA.
Mamie Worsham b Dec 1889 Crawford, GA. (12/1889-1900)
Mamie m 1st) Oscar Wellons 22 Jul 1905 Crawford Co, GA.
Oscar, a farmer, b May 1882 GA, the son of James & Mattie Wellons.
m 2nd) Collins Respress 23 Mar 1919 Crawford, GA.
Collins b 1 Sep 1900 of Crawford, GA & d 15 Nov 1948 Crawford Co, GA.
Mamie died about 1928 Crawford Co, GA. In Apr 1930, Collins Respress, a widow,
worked in a saw mill in Sandy Point, Crawford, GA. In the home were son William
Respress age 8, daughter Lucile Respress age 5, daughter Louise Respress age 3,
daughter Clara Mae Respress age 2, son Walter Worsham age 8, daughter Jessie M.
Worsham age 6, aunt Eliza Fowler age 77 & son George Worsham age 3. Walter
Worsham, Jessie M. Worsham & George Worsham are believed to be the children of
Clarence Worsham who married Collins' sister, Ola Respass.
Later in 1930, Collins Respress m Rosa Lee Houston 10 Aug 1930 Crawford, GA.
Children of Mamie & Oscar:
1.2A.3A.1. William Wellons b abt 1909 Crawford,
GA. In 1920, William lived with his grandparents.
1.2A.3A.2. Fronnie Wellons b abt 1914 Crawford,
GA. In 1920, Fronnie lived with her grandparents.
Children of Mamie & Collins:
1.2A.3B.1. William Respress b abt 1922 Crawford,
1.2A.3B.2. Lucile Respress b abt 1925 Crawford,
1.2A.3B.3. Louise Respress b abt 1927 Crawford,
1.2A.3B.4. Clara Mae Respress b abt 1928
Julius & Eliza:
Henry Worsham b abt 1907 Crawford, GA & died 5 Feb 1927
Crawford Co., GA.
John T. Worsham b abt 1911 Crawford, GA. John m
Pennie Lockett 29 Jun 1930
Crawford, GA. (GA Mrgs.) In 1930 John lived with his father in Webb,
Crawford Co, GA. John lived & died in TN. (Mattie Fuller, 2002)
Mattie Lou Worsham b 2 Mar 1911 Crawford, GA.
Mattie m Berry Traylor 7 Nov 1937 Crawford Co, GA.
In 1917 Berry registered for the WWI draft in Thomaston, Upson Co, GA where he was a
single farmer. Berry d. 13 Oct 1968 Baldwin Co., GA. Mattie d. 3 Oct 1972 of Musella, Crawford, GA.
of Mattie & Berry: (Mattie Fuller, 2002)
1.2B.3.1. Mattie Worsham Traylor.
1.2B.3.2. Freddie Lee Traylor m
1.2B.3.3. Calvin Colbert Traylor deceased.
Homer Worsham b 23 Mar 1911 Crawford, GA & m
Lee Jordon 8 Oct 1939 Crawford, GA. Homer d. 7 Jul 1989 Roberta, Crawford,
GA & is bur in Pleasant Grove Cem, Crawford Co., GA along with Andrew J. Jr. Davis 4 May 1947 - 24 Jun 1967 "Pfc
H&S CO 3rd Marine Division Vietnam PH" & Miguelleto Alexandrovich Davis 30 Jan 1972 - 31 Dec 1988.
Carrie lived in Macon, GA.
Children of Homer & Carrie: (Mattie Fuller, 2007)
1.2B.4.1. James Worsham b 12 Jul 1940 Crawford,
GA & m Cora Lee Braswell 3 May 1959 Crawford Co, GA.
James d 16 Jul 1974 Bibb, GA & is bur. Pleasant Grove Cem, Crawford Co, GA.
Cora's Jun 2006 obituary:
MUSELLA, GA -
Services for Cora Lee Braswell Worsham are 11A.M., Saturday, June 10, 2006 at
Crawford County Board of Education Auditorium (U.S. 80 East), Roberta with
interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Musella. Worsham, 64, passed June 5.
-Survivors include children, mother, siblings, twelve grandchildren, and two great
grandchildren. -Hicks and Sons Funeral Home, Roberta, 610 North Dugger Avenue
Children of James & Cora: (Willie Worsham, 2007)
Willie Frank Worsham.
Shirley Mae Worsham.
Johnny Claude Worsham.
Curtis A. Worsham b Crawford, GA m
1.2B.4.4. Louise Worsham.
1.2B.4.5. Bernice Worsham.
1.2B.4.6. Flora Worsham.
Beulah Worsham b 1916 Crawford, GA. Beulah
attended 2nd grade at Cool Spring School 1926 - 1927 & 3rd grade at Pleasant Grove
in 1927-1928. Beulah m 1st) J. Les Jordan 23 Jan 1943
Crawford, GA & m 2nd) Bennie Stroud 24 Jul
1948 Crawford Co., GA. Beulah d. 6 Oct 1949 Crawford Co., GA. Bennie
b abt 1916 of Crawford Co., GA, d 20 Jul 1975 Fulton Co, GA.
Children of Beulah: (Mattie Fuller, 2007)
1.2B.5A.1. Jessie Bell Worsham b Apr 1940 Crawford, GA
m Marion Lockett 2 Jan 1960 Crawford, GA.
Children of Jessie & Marion: (Mattie Fuller, 2007)
1.2B.5A.1.1. Marion Lockett, Jr.
1.2B.5A.1.2. Darrell Lockett.
1.2B.5A.2. Joseph Worsham "Joe" b Crawford,
Helen Banks 30 Aug 1958 Crawford, GA. Helen is
mentioned in the 30 Dec 1998 The Monroe County Reporter Forsyth Georgia:
Edward "Fuss" Banks of Musella, bur Webb Cem. age 88, died 18 Dec 1998, son of Ben
& Mary Banks, widower of Mattie Banks, Survivors include his children, Helen
Worsham, Ruthnell Jordan, Irene Taylor, Connie Banks, Otherla Hart, Alvin Banks,
Jack Banks, all of Musella, J C Banks of Culloden, Marion Banks and Flora Braswell
of Roberta; sister, Hattie Mae Hicks of Musella.
Children of Beulah & J. Les Jordan: (Mattie
Clinton Jordan m Gail E.
Children of Beulah & Bennie Stroud: (Mattie Fuller, 2007)
Vernell Stroud m Bennie
Singleton b 16 Aug 1948 & d. 18 May 2004 Musella, Crawford, GA.
Vernon Stroud m Remie.
Jim Worsham b abt 1918 Crawford, GA.
Julius W. Worsham b 1919 Crawford, GA.
Julius attended 1st grade at Cool Spring School 1926 -
1927 & 2nd grade at Pleasant Grove 1927-1928.
Clara Belle Worsham b 24 Oct 1924 Crawford, GA, d. 18 Jun
1980 Crawford Co, GA. Clara m
James Leo Fuller 2 Jun 1940 Crawford Co., GA. James
Fuller b 15 Jul 1919 of Culloden, Monroe, GA son of Homie Inez Harris. (Mattie Fuller,
2002) Homie b 12
Feb 1902 of Crawford, GA & d 4 May 1989 Upson, GA. James Fuller d 18 Aug 1977 Crawford Co, GA.
Children of James and Clara Bell Fuller: (Mattie Fuller, 2007):
1.2B.8.1. John Henry Fuller m
Martha Ann Battle.
1.2B.8.2. James Fuller m Annie
Bell Hollis. James d. 2002.
1.2B.8.3. Earmie Lee Fuller m
Bobby Lee Wilson.
1.2B.8.4. Lillian Fuller m
1.2B.8.5. Lizzie Lue Fuller b May 1949 m
1.2B.8.6. Clarence Fuller b 22 Apr 1952, m1st )
Fannie Crawford & m 2nd) Ruby
Marrow. Clarence d 19 Oct 2006 McDonough, Henry Co, GA.
1.2B.8.7. Horace Fuller m Janice
1.2B.8.8. Mattie Pearl Fuller is a family historian who
contributed to this family history.
1.2B.8.9. Catherine Fuller d. 1962.
Hannah Vallie Worsham b Aug 1866 of Crawford, GA m A. J. Walker 7 Jul 1884 Crawford, GA. (4-1870; 13-1880)
A J d bef 1900 in Crawford, GA.
1.3.1. Clarence Walker b Sep 1882 Crawford, GA.
1.3.2. Mary Walker b Nov 1887 Crawford, GA.
1.3.3. Leroy Walker b Sep1889 Crawford, GA.
1.3.4. Parmelse Walker b Dec 1897 Crawford, GA.
1.3.5. Baby Walker b Apr 1900 Crawford, GA.
Thomas Boler Worsham b abt 1868 of Crawford, GA.
Carrie Worsham b abt 1870 Crawford, GA.
(10-1880) In 1880 Carrie was a servant for Aaron & Lilla Goodin in Crawford Co, GA.
Mollie Worsham b Jun 1875 Crawford, GA. (4-1880;
12/1873-1900; 37-1910; unk-1920) Mollie m
Jack Wright 28 Dec 1893 Crawford, GA. Jack b Dec 1873
of Crawford Co, GA. Mollie lived in Irwin Co, GA but d 3 Oct 1951 in Colquitt Co, GA.
Children of Mollie & Jack:
1.6.1. Sallie L. Wright b Dec 1894 Crawford, GA & m
Mr. Turner. She was a widow by 1920.
126.96.36.199. Rufus Turner abt 1913 of Ocilla, Irwin,
188.8.131.52. Pauline Turner abt 1915 of Ocilla, Irwin,
184.108.40.206. Soloman Turner abt 1917 of Ocilla, Irwin,
220.127.116.11. J D Turner abt 1918 of Ocilla, Irwin, GA.
18.104.22.168. Arthur Turner 1919 Ocilla, Irwin, GA.
1.6.2. Willie May Wright b Oct 1896 Crawford, GA.
1.6.3. Solomon E. Wright b Jun 1898 Crawford, GA m Inez
b abt 1901 of Ocilla, Irwin, GA.
1.6.4. Oscar H. Wright b Dec 1894 Crawford, GA.
1.6.4. Wright b & d before 1900 in Crawford, GA.
Lou Worsham b abt 1876
Jennie Worsham "Julia" "Eugenia" b Jun 1879 Crawford, GA.
(1-1880; 6/1879-1900, 48-1930) Jennie m 1st) Jesse Colbert 7 Jan 1903
Crawford Co, GA. Jennie m 2nd) Josiah Respress or
Respass 30 Dec 1906 Crawford, GA. Josiah b 30 Mar
1882 of Crawford Co, GA.
Children of Jennie & Josiah:
1.8.1. Andrew Josiah Respress "Joe" b abt 1910 Crawford,
1.8.2. Minnie L. Respress b abt 1911 Crawford, GA.
1.8.4. Soloman Respress b abt 1914 Crawford, GA.
1.8.5. Dalton Respress b abt 1916 Crawford, GA.
1.8.6. Flora Mae Respress b abt 1918 Crawford, GA.
1.8.7. Mary B. Respress b abt 1919 Crawford, GA.
1.8.8. Gilbert Respass b abt 1921 Crawford, GA.
1.8.9. Sallie L Respass b abt 1922 Crawford, GA.
1.8.10. Willie J Respass b abt 1923 Crawford, GA.
1.8.11. Saylor Respass "Sailor" b 10 Apr 1928 in
Roberta, Crawford, GA & d 12 Mar 1976 in Atlanta, Fulton, GA.
1.8.12. Annie M Respass b abt 1926 Crawford, GA
Mat Worsham b Jan 1881 Crawford, GA (female).
Worsham "Osy" b Aug 1881 of Crawford, GA.
1.11. Lucious Worsham b Jun 1883 of
Worsham b bef 1884 Crawford Co., GA & d bef 1900 of Crawford, GA.
M. Worsham b Sep 1900 Crawford, GA. Bessie was living with her grandfather, Lucious Worsham in 1900.
Eliza Worsham "Liza" b 26 Nov 1886 Crawford, GA.
(11/1886-1900; 25-1910) Eliza m 1st) Hamp Jones 6 Dec
1905 Crawford Co, GA. Hamp b 24 Sep 1885 Crawford Co, GA & d abt 3 Oct 1914 Irwin Co,
Eliza m 2nd) Rev. Andrew Washington Moore on Second Sunday in
May 1916. (14 May 1916) Andrew b abt 20Jan 1874 Lawrence Co, GA & d 10 Jul 1960
Alapaha, GA. (Henry L Moore, 2009)
Eliza d 19 Apr 1941 Ocilla, Irwin, GA.
Henry L Moore, 2009, wrote:
My mother, "Eliza", had ten children, five by Hamp Jones first and then five by
Andrew Moore. You have all of them shown as Moores. Additionally, Rev. Moore, who was
a widower, had five children by his first wife when he married my mother. You have two
of them (J. D. and Mae Ola) listed as her children. They were not. True, all of them
were treated as my family, living in the same house, or near by, at the same time.
Andrew m 1st) Matilda b abt 1877 GA. Children of Andrew's
1st marriage were Ida Pearl Moore, Mittie Lee Moore, Belle Moore, Samuel Moore & Mae Ola
Children of Eliza & Hamp Jones: (Henry L Moore, 2009)
1.13A.1 Florine Jones b 24 Sep1906 Knoxville, Crawford Co,
GA & d 8 Nov 1983 Bradenton, Manatee, FL. She m David E. Abel
28 Jul 1929 Irwin Co, GA. David b 26 Jun 1908 Ocilla, GA & d 11 Dec 2007 Manatee Co, FL.
In 1945, Florine, a college graduate, was a teacher in Bradenton, FL.
Child: (Henry L Moore, 2009)
1.13A.1.1 Yvonne Lucille Abel b 16 Aug 1931 Ocilla,
Irwin, GA. Yvonne m Mr. Matt.
One Child: (Henry L Moore, 2009)
David Matt Sr. Prince m 1st) Bettima Norman of
abt Orlando. He m 2nd) Katrina of Bradenton, FL.
Children of Prince & Bettima:
Princess Matt Ousley
Prince David Matt Jr.
One child of Prince & Katrina:
Simeon Matt b Bradenton, FL.
Jones b 3 Dec 1907 Crawford Co, GA & d Oct 1947.
Jones "Molly" b 6 Oct 1910 Crawford Co, GA & d 5 May 1984 Newark, Essex, NJ. She
m 1st) Andrew Vickers, Irwin Co, GA. She m 2nd)
Russell Dawkins abt 1946 Essex Co, NJ. Russell b 4 Feb 1900
Richmond VA & d 7 Nov 1994 Newark, NJ.
Children of Mollie & Andrew: (Henry L Moore,
Vickers m 1st) John Walker, m 2nd) Mr.
Children of Vivian and John:
Harold Vickers b 26 Feb 1933 Ocilla GA, d 8 Jun 1991 Newark, NJ. "Harold" m
Norma Dewitt 17 May 1986 Newark, NJ.
Harold Vickers Jr.
Children of Mollie & Russell: (Henry L Moore,
1.13A.4 Hamp Jones Jr.
was stillborn 1911 Irwin Co, GA
1.13A.5 Nettie Lue
Jones b 27 Mar 1912 Irwin Co, GA & d 13 Jan 1934 Irwin, GA. She m
John Wesley Bowen Ocilla, GA.
22.214.171.124 John Wesley
126.96.36.199 Lonnie Bowen
Children of Eliza and Andrew Moore: (Henry L
1.13B.1. Fred Douglas
Moore b 11 Mar 1912 Irwin Co, GA & d 22 Dec 1976 Newark, Essex, Co NJ. Fred
m Alice Moore.
1.13B.1.1 Lank Moore
Franklin Moore "Ben" b 20 Jun 1919 Ocilla, Irwin Co, GA & d 23 Feb 1960 He m
Juanita Tucker b Aug 12, 1923, Irwin Co, GA Juanita d Oct 3, 1980 Ocilla, GA.
Moore b abt 1950.
Franklin "Frankie" Moore Jr. b abt 1953.
1.13B.3 Henry Lincoln
Moore b 8 Apr 1921 Irwin Co, GA. He m Mary Ion Ewell
8 Sep 1951 Philadelphia, PA. Ion was b 12 Sep 1928 Philadelphia, PA.
Children: (Henry L Moore, 2009)
Indeara Moore b 2 Jan 1952 Philadelphia, PA
1.13B.3.2. Meva Ion
Moore b 2 Apr 1957 Philadelphia PA. She m Kenneth Thomas
Justice "Kenny Philadelphia, PA. Kenny was b 1 Dec
1956 Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Justice b 7 Jul 1986
Elliott Justice b 8 Aug 1989.
1.13B.4 Mildred Lee
Moore b 17 Jun 1923 Ocilla, Irwin Co, GA. She m William Ben
Children: (Henry L Moore, 2009)
Trice b abt 1950 & m Mr. Howard Bell
Trice b abt 1955 & m Samuel Borgia.
1.13B.5 Juanita Moore
b 5 Jun 1926 Ocilla, Irwin, GA & d 6 Aug 2003 Newark, Essex, NJ She m
Willie James Brown abt Apr 1946 in Washington, DC. Willie b
11 Apr 1923 Lakeland, GA & d 15 Dec 1996 at Aberdeen, NJ.
Children: (Henry L Moore, 2009)
(Carol) Brown b 8 Oct 1947 Newark, NJ & m Mr. Evans
Evans b 29 Sep 1974
Courtney Evans b 13 Oct 1976
James Brown Jr. b 14 Nov 1948 Newark, NJ & d 1 Aug 1992 Newark, NJ.
Brown b abt 1950 Newark, NJ & d abt 1960 Newark, NJ.
Brown b abt 1953 Newark, NJ & m Joann Layton Brown
Newark NJ. Children:
Henry Homer Worsham b 18 Apr 1888 Culloden, Monroe, GA. He
m Mattie "Matt" b abt 1888 GA. Homer d 9 Oct 1969 in
Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut.
1.14.1. Leona W Worsham b abt 1915