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James John Hills WORLEY [Parents] was born on 10 Aug 1849 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. He died on 9 Apr 1920 in Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia. James married (MRIN:6918) Susan Elizabeth LONDON on 2 Feb 1873 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: James Worley
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Household Members: Name Age
James H Worley 43
Milly Worley 38
Van Worley 17  
William Worley 12    
Columba Worley 10  
Smith Worley 8
Roxanna Worley 5   
James Worley 1  
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: M432_76; Page: 107; Image: 218.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: James J H Worley
Age in 1860: 12  
Birth Year: abt 1848  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1860: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Dahlonega
Household Members: Name Age
James H Worley 52  
Milley D Worley 47  
Columbus W Worley 20  
Timothy H Worley 17  
Roxanna L E J Worley 15  
James J H Worley 12  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: M653_129; Page: 913; Image: 418.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: James Worley
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Age in 1870: 20  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Home in 1870: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Dahlonega  
Household Members: Name Age
Millie Worley 57  
Roxana Worley 25  
James Worley 20  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: M593_163; Page: 420; Image: 222.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: James Worley
Home in 1880: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Elisabeth
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page  
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
James Worley 30  
Elisabeth Worley 26  
John Worley 6  
Frank Worley 3  
May Worley 4M  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: T9_156; Family History Film: 1254156; Page: 361.3000; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0266.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: James H Worley
Home in 1900: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Age: 27
Birth Date: Aug 1849
Birthplace: Georgia
Race: White
Ethnicity: American  
Gender: Male  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina  
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina  
Spouse's Name: Susan E
Marriage Year: 1873  
Marital Status: Married  
Years Married: 27  
Residence : Dahlonega City, Lumpkin, Georgia
Occupation: Carpenter
Household Members: Name Age
James H Worley 50  
Susan E Worley 46  
John V Worley 26  
Millie Worley 25  
Edward P Worley 11  
Edwin A Worley 9  
Emma E Worley 6  
Roxy E Worley 68  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: T623_209 Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 96.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: James H Worley
Age in 1910: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Father's Birth Place: South Carolina  
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina  
Spouse's Name: Susan E
Home in 1910: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Household Members: Name Age
James H Worley 61  
Susan E Worley 56  
Millie Worley 25  
Palmer Worley 20  
Edwin A Worley 19  
Emma Worley 16  
Eliza London 74  
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: T624_199; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 1159.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: James H Worley
[James H Torley]  
Home in 1920: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Age: 73 years  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
[abt 1877]  
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Spouse's Name: Susan E
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina  
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina  
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent  
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 1086  
Household Members: Name Age
James H Worley 73  
Susan E Worley 66  
Emma Duff 28  
Robert C Duff 30  
Minnie J Duff 5  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: T625_263; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 1086.

Susan Elizabeth LONDON was born on 4 Sep 1849. Susan married (MRIN:6918) James John Hills WORLEY on 2 Feb 1873 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.

CENSUS: 1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Susan E Worley
Home in 1930: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Age: 76
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854  
Birthplace: Georgia  
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law  
Race: White
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
William M Housley 40  
Millie W Housley 44  
Blanche V Housley 18  
Edwin Housley 17  
Willie May Housley 15  
Arthur E Housley 14  
Fannie Lou Housley 9  
Mildred V Housley 6  
Geraldine Housley 4 5/12  
Susan E Worley 76 (Mother-in-Law)
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: 374; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 611.0.

They had the following children.

  F i Florence May WORLEY was born on 27 Feb 1880. She died on 3 Jan 1962.

Beverly E. BROOKSHER [Parents] was born on 30 Apr 1844 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. He died on 9 Aug 1920 in Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia. Beverly married (MRIN:6919) Sarah Elizabeth WILHOIT on 26 Jan 1868 in Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia.

DEATH: Name: Beverly Brooksher
Titles:
Death date: 09 Aug 1920
Estimated death year:
Age at death: 76 years 3 months 11 days
Death place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia, United States
Birth date: 30 Apr 1844
Estimated birth year:
Birth place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Marital status:
Race or color (expanded): White
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Spouse name:
Spouse titles:
Father name: John Brooksher
Father titles:
Mother name: Nancy Edwards
Mother titles:
GSU film number: 2295456
Digital GS number: 4177348
Image number: 00118
Reference number: 23702
Collection: Georgia Deaths 1914-1927

MILITARY: U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Beverly E Brooksher
Residence: Lumpkin County, Georgia
Age at enlistment: 18  
Enlistment Date: 5 Nov 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private  
Enlistment Place: Lumpkin County, GA  
State Served: Georgia  
Survived the War?: Yes  
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Georgia 52nd Infantry Regiment on 11 May 1862.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Death Place: Lumpkin County, GA  
Sources: Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp.. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.
 
Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960
Name: Beverly E Brooksher
County: Lumpkin  
Approx. Application Year: 1907  
Application Type: Indigent Soldier  
Archive Collection Name: Pension Applications of Confederate Soldiers and Widows
Archive Collection #: GCP-312  
Number of Images in Packet: 5  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Confederate Pension Applications, Georgia Confederate Pension Office, RG 58-1-1, Georgia Archives.

CENSUS: 1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Brandy Brooksher
[Brady Bradsher]  
Home in 1920: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Age: 86 years  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
[abt 1849]  
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Spouse's Name: Nancy
Father's Birth Place: Georgia  
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia  
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent  
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 1092  
Household Members: Name Age
Brandy Brooksher 86  
Nancy Brooksher 54  
Bessie Brooksher 25  
Susie Brooksher 14  
Garland Brooksher 12  
Edmee Jenkins 9  
Fonnie Jenkins 8  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: T625_263; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 1092.

Sarah Elizabeth WILHOIT was born in 1848 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. She died on 22 Aug 1886 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. Sarah married (MRIN:6919) Beverly E. BROOKSHER on 26 Jan 1868 in Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia.

They had the following children.

  M i Francis Marion BROOKSHER was born in Jan 1875. He died before 1920.

Edward Frederick GERWITZ was born on 26 Jan 1880 in Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York. He died on 15 Sep 1974 in Hamburg, Erie, New York. Edward married (MRIN:6920) Elida Estelle BRIDENBAKER on 4 Jul 1908 in West Valley, Cattaraugus, New York.

Elida Estelle BRIDENBAKER was born on 12 May 1879 in Foster, McKean, Pennsylvania. She died on 25 Apr 1958 in Springville, Erie, New York. Elida married (MRIN:6920) Edward Frederick GERWITZ on 4 Jul 1908 in West Valley, Cattaraugus, New York.

MEDIA: D3265 - Elida Estelle Bridenbaker Gerwitz & son Frederick Gerwitz 1910 m/o Arlene Gertrude Gerwitz Knight - Sugg/Street - Public Trees Ancestry

They had the following children.

  F i Arlene Gertrude GERWITZ was born on 19 Mar 1916. She died on 31 Mar 2005.

John F. BROOKSHER [Parents] was born in 1820 in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina. He died on 17 Jul 1899. John married (MRIN:6921) Nancy EDWARDS.

CENSUS: Name: John Brooksher
Residence: Lumpkin, Georgia
Age: 30 years
Estimated birth year: 1820
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Race or color White
Race or color (expanded):
Death month:
Death date:
Film number: 7072
Image number: 00119
Reference number: 7
Dwelling: 88
Household id: 89
Marital status: Married
Free or slave: Free
Collection: 1850 United States Census

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: John Brooksher
Age in 1860: 40  
Birth Year: abt 1820  
Birthplace: South Carolina  
Home in 1860: Davis, Lumpkin, Georgia
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Dahlonega
Household Members: Name Age
John Brooksher 40  
Nancy Brooksher 33  
Barbers Brooksher 16  
Agnes Brooksher 14  
Susan A Brooksher 11  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Davis, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: M653_129; Page: 961; Image: 466.

Nancy EDWARDS was born in 1827 in Tennessee. Nancy married (MRIN:6921) John F. BROOKSHER.

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Nancy Brooksher
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Davis, Lumpkin, Georgia
Household Members: Name Age
John Brooksher 30
Nancy Brooksher 25
Berty Brooksher 7   
Agnes Brooksher 5  
Susan Brooksher 2  
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Davis, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: M432_76; Page: 56; Image: 115.

They had the following children.

  M i Beverly E. BROOKSHER was born on 30 Apr 1844. He died on 9 Aug 1920.

Mannering BROOKSHER [Parents] was born in 1783 in Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina. He died in 1850 in Georgia. Mannering married (MRIN:6922) Patsy BROOKSHER.

Patsy BROOKSHER was born in 1783 in Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina. She died in 1845 in Georgia. Patsy married (MRIN:6922) Mannering BROOKSHER.

They had the following children.

  M i John F. BROOKSHER was born in 1820. He died on 17 Jul 1899.

John BROOKSHER was born in 1759 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He died on 15 Jan 1847 in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina. John married (MRIN:6923) Agnes WILLIAMS in 1780.

MILITARY: Pension Application Of John Brookshier, Natl Archives Microseries M805, Roll __, Application #S6726
Granville District, South Carolina, 15th of October, 1833, John Brookshier, aged 74 years: “That he first entered the service in the year 1780 in the forepart of the summer. He was drafted for 3 months and served under Captain ?Johnson. He was marched into South Carolina under the command of General Butler and served in col. Collier’s regiment of North Carolina militia. He joined the army of General Gates at a place called ?Mar___ Creek between Pedee River and Lynch’s Creek. The day before Gates’ Defeat at Camden, he was in a detachment of 500 men sent to relieve the advance guard and fire upon the British. Whilst thus detached, the army under Gates crossed Little Lynch’s Creek higher up and met the British. After the defeat of General Gates, this applicant, with others, fled into North Carolina. He returned to Randolph County, North Carolina.” “The 2nd tour he volunteered under Captain Brittan Fuller for 3 months in the fall of the year 1780. Captain Fuller commanded a troop of Horse. He was ?stationed the greater part of the tour at Salisbury, North Carolina. Was frequently out after the Tories. At the expiration of this tour of 3 months, he was discharged by Captain Fuller in January 1781, as the annexed discharge signed by Captain Fuller and Lt. Roberts will show.” “He then immediately volunteered under Captain Fuller again for six months and served principally in the counties of Randolph, Chatham, and Montgomery, North Carolina. He was in frequent skirmishes with The Tories. The 4th tour he volunteered under Captain Aaron Hill in the summer of 1781 for 6 months. Captain Hill commanded a company of Light Horse and was employed in scouting the country after the Tories. He was in one severe fight with a body of Tories at the plantation of John Needham in Chatham county, North Carolina.” “ This deponent served as a private and claims a pension for 18 months services thus rendered as above stated. The deponent remembers a good many militia officers of Gates’ army, but does not remember any of the regular officers except Colonel Sharpe. He lived in Randolph County, NC when he entered the service…Was born in Randolph County, NC in 1759 to the best of his belief. He has no records of his age. Since the Revolution he has lived in North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina.” Additional Comments: Further data from the pension papers : John Brookshire died January 14, 1847. His wife predeceased him and was not named. His children were: Mannering Brookshier; Tillotson Brookshier; John Brookshier; Mary McFall, formerly Brookshier, the wife of Arthur McFall; Susannah Brookshier; Elizabeth Wacaster, formerly Brookshier, the wife of Michael Wacaster; Sarah Günter, formerly Brookshier, the wife of William Günter; Joel Brookshier, James Brookshier, and Thomas Brookshier.

Agnes WILLIAMS was born in 1759 in Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina. She died in 1841 in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina. Agnes married (MRIN:6923) John BROOKSHER in 1780.

They had the following children.

  M i Mannering BROOKSHER was born in 1783. He died in 1850.

James H. WORLEY [Parents] was born on 10 Sep 1807 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina. He died on 1 Apr 1869 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia. James married (MRIN:6925) Mildred Roxaine DONALDSON on 24 Jun 1834 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.

BIOGRAPHY: William, moved down the Broad River to Spartanburg County, SC., and married Susan Hannah Hutcheson. Their children: Woodson, Susan, Silas and James H. (b.1807) were born in SC; but when the estate of Susan's father was settled in 1821 they appear in Rutherford County; they later were In Habersham, Rabun, Lumpkin, Cherokee and Gilmer Counties of Georgia. The old father Silas (I) moved to Habersham and many of the same northern Georgia counties as sons.

--*Dan Worley Note: The above quoted was written from memory and his old notes by Daniel Martin Worley. WORLEY FAMILY, PART 8 William Worley and Susan Hannah Hutcheson William and Susan reared and educated the children listed below in Spartanburg County, SC; and moved with their family to Habersham prior to 1826. There are 48 entries in the Deed Books by this William [see Worley Family, Part 6, above). The family appears here in the census of 1830, but by 1833 he is "...ofCherokee and Lumpkin Counties..." by 1837 he is "...of Cherokee County..." and by 1845 he is ".. .of Cass County..." and later is in Gilmer County near his son Silas I. Worley .He was appointed Guardian in Sep.1829 of Elbert A. Gipson, orphan of Samuel Gipson, but is not on the "Eligible For Cherokee Gold Lottery in 1832" list, suggesting a move prior to that time. Their children: Susan, Iames H. Silas I. and Woodson. Susan Worley. Susan Worley has evaded us, so we do not know if she married or to whom or what happened to her. James H. Worley. James H. Worley settled permanently in Lumpkin County , GA and became an important citizen there. He and Mildred Donaldson reared to adulthood six children who stayed in that area and had families. Mildred's mother Elizabeth Eaton was daughter of John Eaton and Betsy (-?-) said to be a full-blood Cherokee. The only son of James H. that we know of was Capt. William Lockaby Jasper Worley .He built a nice two-story frame home in 1845 in the town of Dahlonega, GA, now across from the North Georgia College and State University campus (he was a Trustee and instrumental in starting the college). It is operated today as a Bed and Breakfast and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Very active in Lumpkin Co, Ga. Served two terms as Sheriff 1850-1854, Clerk of Court 1856-1866..1st Justice of Peace in Lumpkin Co, GA..Seminole Indian Wars 1837-1838 served as 1st Lt, 2nd Regiment of Georgia Volunteers. Recieved 80 acres of bounty land for his military service 22 Oct 1855. James and brother Martin were owners of a copper mine in Fannin Co, GA. (Per Hertige of Lumpkin County, GA)

CENSUS: 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: James H. Worley
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
Birth Place: South Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Household Members: Name Age
James H Worley 43
Milly Worley 38
Van Worley 17  
William Worley 12    
Columba Worley 10  
Smith Worley 8
Roxanna Worley 5   
James Worley 1  
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: M432_76; Page: 107; Image: 218.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: James H Worley
Age in 1860: 52  
Birth Year: abt 1808  
Birthplace: South Carolina  
Home in 1860: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Dahlonega
Household Members: Name Age
James H Worley 52  
Milley D Worley 47  
Columbus W Worley 20  
Timothy H Worley 17  
Roxanna L E J Worley 15  
James J H Worley 12  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia; Roll: M653_129; Page: 913; Image: 418.

OBITUARY: DEATH AND OBITUARY NOTICES FROM THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1867-1878
Issue of June 11, 1869
James H. Worley was born in Spartanburg, S. C., Sept 10th 1807 and died in Dahlonega, Ga., April 1st 1869, in the 62nd year of his age. He was one of the first settlers of the present Lumpkin co. He was sheriff of the county or Clerk of the Superior Court. J. T. Lin

Mildred Roxaine DONALDSON was born on 14 Oct 1812 in South Carolina. She died on 29 Aug 1880 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia. Mildred married (MRIN:6925) James H. WORLEY on 24 Jun 1834 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.

They had the following children.

  M i James John Hills WORLEY was born on 10 Aug 1849. He died on 9 Apr 1920.

William Thomas WORLEY [Parents] was born in 1781 in Cumberland, Cumberland, Virginia. William married (MRIN:6926) Susan Hannah HUTCHENSON in 1805.

BIOGRAPHY: William Worley and Susan Hannah Hutcheson

William, moved down the Broad River to Spartanburg County, SC., and married Susan Hannah Hutcheson. Their children: Woodson, Susan, Silas and James H. (b.1807) were born in SC; but when the estate of Susan's father was settled in 1821 they appear in Rutherford County; they later were In Habersham, Rabun, Lumpkin, Cherokee and Gilmer Counties of Georgia. The old father Silas (I) moved to Habersham and many of the same northern Georgia counties as sons.

Our William might be more interesting to read about than some other family members simply because of the numerous tracks he left " upon the sands of time"; and he seems to have broken away from the tight cluster of family in Rutherford County, NC. Silas (I) and families had settled down there since before the 1800 census, coming down from Virginia, Buckingham County. Our hero did buy land there, and we feel sure he lived there for a time before the appearance of no-doubt-lovely Susan Hutcheson drew his fancy to her native Spartanburg County, SC. It was only a few miles down river, to be sure, and so they set about rearing their children there.
 
*Dan Worley Note:
The above quoted was written from memory and his old notes by Daniel Martin Worley. WORLEY FAMILY, PART 8 William Worley and Susan Hannah Hutcheson William and Susan reared and educated the children listed below in Spartanburg County, SC; and moved with their family to Habersham prior to 1826. There are 48 entries in the Deed Books by this William [see Worley Family, Part 6, above). The family appears here in the census of 1830, but by 1833 he is "...ofCherokee and Lumpkin Counties..." by 1837 he is "...of Cherokee County..." and by 1845 he is ".. .of Cass County..." and later is in Gilmer County near his son Silas I. Worley .He was appointed Guardian in Sep.1829 of Elbert A. Gipson, orphan of Samuel Gipson, but is not on the "Eligible For Cherokee Gold Lottery in 1832" list, suggesting a move prior to that time. Their children: Susan, Iames H. Silas I. and Woodson. Susan Worley. Susan Worley has evaded us, so we do not know if she married or to whom or what happened to her. James H. Worley.

Capt. William Lockaby Jasper Worley of Dahlonega, GA -grandson of William -made an application for "Indian money". This was to the Court of Claims for his share of the money due the Eastern Cherokees from the U.S.Government as per acts of 1905 and 1906. From data on this application we are able to confirm the names of his uncles and aunt and grandparents. [The story of the Captain is a most interesting one also, and is covered in the Lumpkin County Heritage Book thanks in a large part to the careful work of Historian Jimmy Anderson, current Postmaster in Dahlonega.] In the claims document we find that William and Susan reared four children: Woodson of Rabun County, GA, Susan, Silas and James H., father of the Captain. Woodson is the ancestor of many Worley relatives in Habersham and surrounding counties.
 
An entry in the Spartanburg Deed Book R is an entry showing where William Whirley (sic) of the County of Rutherford, sells his interest, for $150.00, in the Estate of Henry Hutcheson, heir by marriage to his daughter Hannah Hutcheson. Entry dated 27 Dec.1821. No doubt they moved back to land he already owned there.
 
The next set of footprints are found in Habersham County, GA, where William discovered the excitement and profits to be made in "buying real estate low and selling it high". An example is where he bought Land Lot #166, 3rd District at a Sheriffs Sale on 5 Dec.1826 for $20.00 and sold it to his brother Pleasant on 3 Jan.1827 for $300.00. There are 36 entries in the Deed and Court record books of the county involving William Worley between 1825 and 1845, and only three other "Worley" deeds: 2 for Pleasant and 1 for Obadiah [There is no doubt some record of the Settlement of Oby' s estate by the Administrator Pleasant Worley, but the writer has not found it.]
 
An interesting example was the sale to Jacob Stroup of part of Lot # 24, lOth District, of 150 acres, "...whereon James Hodges' Iron Works is situated..." on 19 May. 1830.
 
The entries also tell us about his moving around the state. We see that sometime prior to 24 Apr.1837 William was "...of the County of Cherokee, Georgia". Later, on 22 May. 1845 we see that he is described as "of the County of Cass, Georgia". And we know from later U .S.Census reports that he was apparently to settle down for his last days in Gilmer County , GA. William is found in all sorts of situations, and family tradition suggests to us that he might have been known as "Dahlonega Bill". There was also a William Worley known as "Black Bill" but there is no certainty as to either. We are advised that the brothers William, Pleasant and Thomas were in Lumpkin County prior to settling in Cherokee County, Georgia. William does not appear in the 1832 Habersham Lottery "eligibles" list above cited

Susan Hannah HUTCHENSON was born in 1783 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Susan married (MRIN:6926) William Thomas WORLEY in 1805.

They had the following children.

  M i James H. WORLEY was born on 10 Sep 1807. He died on 1 Apr 1869.

Silas WORLEY [Parents] was born in 1746 in Powhatan, Powhatan, Virginia. Silas married (MRIN:6927) Keziah MAXEY.

BIOGRAPHY: Silas (I) Worley RS

Silas Worley (I) -the second son of John (II) Worley ( possibly m. to Keziah Maxey, b. ca.1750) -was born in Cumberland County, V A (now Powhatan Co.) in about 1756. He grew up there in the shadow of the Old Chapple and his paterna! grandparents John (I) Worley and Esther-. His uncle William Worley and wife Mary -lived just north of Grampa John (I) as well as many cousins-by-the-dozens. Some names that appear in later Worley generations (suggesting some "importance" or relationships) include Agee, Gaites, Jones, Lansdon (Langston), Maxey, Pleasants, Smith, Winston, and Woodson A short distance north of Flat Rock, near the James River was the old Hugeunot French town of Manakin (from the Indian tribe Monocan It was here that his Worley aunts were married by the famous Rev. William Douglas: Aunt Christian married Anthony Agee, son of Hugeunot immigrants, Aunt Elizabeth married Thomas Gibson and Aunt Jude married Humphrey Smith. Auntie Mary was a wife to Sylvanus "Sill" Maxey (of French descent), and birthed 12 of his 20 kids. Silas was possibly named for his uncle Sylvanus Maxey; but in any case was the first descendant of Esther and John to come later to Habersham County in Georgiia.
 
Since Silas Worley of Cumberland County, Virginia sold to Samuel Watkins [a neighbor] personal property, horse, furniture, hogs, etc on the 16th of August, 1770 we presume he left or was leaving town. Is this the time he went into Revolutionary service? Or is this when Silas (spelled Whorley) bought land next to Thomas Doss in Buckingham? His grandfather John (I) died in 1758 and grandmother Esther- died ca.1772-3; and most of their children had moved west up the James River to Buckingham County. Uncle William and Mary-and family went up to Bedford County. From a surveyor's notebook (in Virginia State Library in Richmond) we know that John (III) and his brother Silas owned land on the branches of Wreck Island Creek, near the Appomattox River in Buckingham County (now Appamattox County) prior to 1778-81. He is on the Tax Roll through 1785 and shows up in the 1800 NC, U.S.Census, age 26 to 45, three sons 10 to 16, wife 26 to 45, one daughter under 10, one dau.10-to-16.
 
In Rutherford County, N.C, Silas Worley (Sr.), Winston's grandfather, received five patents from 1804 to 1816 for 450 acres of land near or on waters of the Pacolet River.
The Lure of Rutherford Gold

The Worleys move (southwesterly once again) to North Carolina. Could this have been a result of the Revolutionary War that tore asunder many Tory and Whig (as well as the "Neutral") families and neighbors; and upset the old ways of life? Or was it the lure of "New Ground" or cheap land prices, or the lure of Gold findings in the Old North State? Could it have been the "itchy feet" that so many of us Americans have always had? Think about it, nobody moves "lock, stock and barrel" just for the fun of it. There must be one or more compelling reasons; and so they moved to Rutherford County (now Polk) in North Carolina. The "killing days" were mostly over and things were beginning to settle down; the Indian threat had been reduced, and this new land was theirs for the taking. And it was cheap to boot! The river and stream bottoms had much earlier cleared and cultivated by the Indians, so planting could begin in season. The father Silas bought land from 1804 unti1 1816; and his sons variously obtained lands on the Green River, the Pacolet River, the creeks named White Oak, Wheats and Cove (below the Buncombe County line) and Skyuka Creek at Warrior Mountain near to Tryon. This lovely rich and rolling area is next to the border of South Carolina. All the sons: William, Silas (II), Pleasant, Thomas and Obadiah Worley bought and sold land until the late 1820s, when the "clarion call to move" was heard once more in the land.
 
Children and Marriages

There are eight known children of Silas (I) and (? Keziah Maxey) the first four having been born in Buckingham County, V A; and the second four after he ceased to be on the Tax records there. Firstborn Susannah, b.ca.1772, m. Joseph Francis 18 Apr.1793; Silas (II) b.ca. 1776 and m. Judah Lankford 29 Sep.1801; William, b.ca.1781, m. Susan Hannah Hutcheson ca.1805, probably in SC; Pleasant, b.ca.1785 m. Lucy Susannah Williams Neal on 16 Dec. 1810; Thomas, b. ca. 1788 m. Rachel Blackwell (dau. ofone of two Rev.Joel Blackwells) on 8 Nov.1812; Mary, b.ca.1791, m. James Coward on 8 Nov.1812; Obadiah , b.ca.1796 m. Rebecca Coward on 13 Jun.1821; and Sealah, b.ca.1800 m. James Blackwell on 3 May.1821. All marriages (except William) are recorded in Rutherford County, N C. Silas (11) in 1824 was a Constable, and died of a heart attack about 1826-9 near Warrior Mountain. Widow Judah moved with all her children to the Hickory Flat community in CherokeeCounty, GA about 1838; we have lost track of Susannah Francis and Sealah Blackwell. Thomas and his sister Mary Coward move into that part of Cherokee that became Pickens County. Pleasant and Obadiah moved to Habersham in Georgia. Other families related by marriage or otherwise: Allen, Graham, Mills, (O')Neal, Williams, Hutcheson.
 
1832 Gold Lottery

Herbert B. Kimsey is due the thanks of all hunting ancestors in this area. He preserved and published every existing old record he found. From his list of "Persons Entitled to Draws in Approaching Land and Gold Lottery , Habersham County, GA " we find family. On pg. 2 under Captain William Jones' District (listed next to each other) Silas Worley, R.S. entitled to 2 draws [as a veteran of the Revolution]

LAND: Aug 16, 1772
Deed Bk No 5, Cumberland County. Silas Worley of Cumberland county sold
to Samuel Watkins of same county, 1 horse, 1 bed and furniture, 11 hogs.
Witnesses: Silas Watkins and Ben Moseley.

Keziah MAXEY [Parents] was born in 1750 in Manakin, Buckingham, Virginia. She died in 1773 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. Keziah married (MRIN:6927) Silas WORLEY.

They had the following children.

  M i William Thomas WORLEY was born in 1781.

John WORLEY [Parents] was born in 1720 in Cumberland County, Virginia. He died in 1778 in Buckingham County, Virginia. John married (MRIN:6928) Esther LANGSDON.

BIOGRAPHY: John Worley (ll) was one of two sons of John (I) Worley and Esther -. Just who the wife of John (II) Worley was is not certain, we believe He was married to Esther Langsdon-, and they lived near his parents and brought up their family there in Flat Rock, Virginia, where the South Chapel (later Rocky Oaks Church) was located on the farm of his parents. We will list the known children. One son was named John (III); and then their son Silas (short for Sylvanus?) was, in our opinion, the first of this generation to live in Habersham County .,Georgia, who served in the Revolution; Peter got a pension for service in the Revolution; Mary married James Smith; and we think a son named William. Buckingham County, Virginia is where the above were living after about 1777; but a courthouse fire leaves us little data but a surveyor's notebook and some tax records. Only Peter Worley appears on the tax lists there after 1785. Silas (I) and family were in Rutherford County, North Carolina prior to the 1800 NC USCensus.

LAND: Jan 30, 1741
Patent. Va. Land Office. Book 20, page 130. John Worley, JUNIOR, 250
acres on branches of Skinquarter Creek, Goochland County.

June 20, 1743
Goochland Deed. John Worley, JR, sold to William Bass above 250 acres on
branches of Skinquarter Creek, adjoining Thomas Lockett's corner on
Henrico line crossing Skinquarter Creek, guaranteeing title for himself
and his heirs. (No wife's signature).

Mar, ...... 1743
Goochland Order Book No 5, John Worley JUNIOR, sued Alexander Warren.
William Worley a witness for John Worley Jr.

Sep. 25, 1749
Deed Book 1, p. 52, Cumberland County. John Worley bought from Isaac
Robinson and wife Ann 200 acres "Beginning at a corner Hickory on the
North side of the Man branch of Swift Creek, thence up the creek and
lying on each side of said Swift Creek, with all houses," etc. Isaac and
Ann Robinson then living in Amelia County. Witnesses: Francis Marshall,
Anthony Agee, and Wm. Riggins. (Anthony Agee was son-in-law of John
Worley, Sr. This land near Flat Rock, present Powhatan.

Esther LANGSDON was born on 17 Mar 1725 in Buckingham County, Virginia. She died in 1772 in Flat Rock, Powhaten, Virginia. Esther married (MRIN:6928) John WORLEY.

They had the following children.

  M i Silas WORLEY was born in 1746.

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