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My Willingham Family


Mary Ella Dunkin and James Benjamin Willingham

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My Great Grandparents


Descendants of John Willingham

FIRST GENERATION

1. John Willingham was born about 1780 in ?, Virginia. He may have been born in South Carolina. He died about 1856 in Union County, Arkansas.

He was married to Mary or Lena/Sena ? about 1802 in ?, South Carolina. Mary or Lena ? was born about 1785 in ?, South Carolina. She died in Sep 1853 in Union County, Arkansas. His will states her name is Mary, the 1850 census shows that it may be Lena/Sena?

John Willingham and Mary or Lena ? had the following children:
+2 i. Patsy Willingham.
+3 ii. Elizabeth Willingham.
+4 iii. Jane Willingham.
+5 iv. Mary Willingham.
+6 v. John C. Willingham.
+7 vi. Harriet Jackson Willingham.
+8 vii. William Jenkins Willingham.
+9 viii. Sena Ann Willingham.
10 ix. Girl Willingham was born about 1825 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

SECOND GENERATION

2. Patsy Willingham was born about 1803 in ?, South Carolina.

She was married to William N. Wesson on May 11 1820 in Madison County, Alabama. William N. Wesson was born about 1798 in ?, Virginia.

Patsy Willingham and William N. Wesson had the following children:
11 i. Joseph Wesson was born about 1827.
12 ii. Thomas Wesson was born about 1829 in ?, Alabama.
13 iii. Willis J. Wesson was born about 1831 in ?, Alabama.
+14 iv. Newton J. Wesson.
15 v. Mary E. Wesson was born about 1836 in ?, Alabama.
16 vi. Martha A. Wesson was born about 1838 in ?, Alabama.
17 vii. Jane P. Wesson was born about 1839 in ?, Alabama.
18 viii. Walker C. Wesson was born about 1842 in ?, Alabama.
19 ix. Marion W. Wesson was born about 1845 in ?, Alabama.
20 x. Alabama V. Wesson was born about 1847 in ?, Alabama.

3. Elizabeth Willingham was born about 1805 in ?, South Carolina.

She was married to John Durrah on Aug 30 1822 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Elizabeth Willingham and John Durrah had the following children:
21 i. Caroline Durrah was born about 1824 in ?, Alabama.

She was married to Archibald W. Harkey about 1825 in ?, Alabama. Archibald W. Harkey was born about 1805 in ?, Georgia. He died about 1865.

Elizabeth Willingham and Archibald W. Harkey had the following children:
22 i. A. W. Harkey was born about 1826 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
+23 ii. John W. Harkey.
+24 iii. Rufus B. Harkey.
+25 iv. Mary Jane Harkey.

4. Jane Willingham was born about 1813 in ?, South Carolina. She died about 1854 in ?, Alabama.

She was married to William Willingham (son of William Willingham and Hannah Clements) about 1831 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. William Willingham was born about 1813 in ?, South Carolina. He died about 1871.

Jane Willingham and William Willingham had the following children:
26 i. Baby Girl Willingham was born about 1832 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. She died.
+27 ii. Mary Ann Salina Willingham.
28 iii. Martha E. Willingham was born about 1837 in ?, Alabama.
29 iv. John W. Willingham was born about 1844 in ?, Alabama.

5. Mary Willingham was born about 1814 in ?, South Carolina. She died about 1876.

She was married to Elijah Willingham (son of William Willingham and Hannah Clements) on Dec 22 1835 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Marriage Bond was taken out in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on Dec. 19, 1835. Elijah Willingham was born about 1810 in ?, South Carolina. He died about 1880.

Mary Willingham and Elijah Willingham had the following children:
30 i. Baby Boy Willingham was born about 1836 in ?, Alabama. He died in 1841.
31 ii. Thomas Willingham was born about 1838 in ?, Alabama.
32 iii. William H. Willingham was born about 1840 in ?, Alabama. He died about 1916.
33 iv. John N. Willingham was born about 1842 in ?, Alabama.
34 v. Elijah Willingham was born about 1844 in ?, Alabama.
35 vi. Rufus H. Willingham was born about 1846 in ?, Alabama. He died about 1874.
36 vii. Harriet J. Willingham was born about 1850 in ?, Alabama.
37 viii. Mary A. Willingham was born about 1852 in ?.
38 ix. James W. Willingham was born about 1853 in ?, Alabama.

6. John C. Willingham was born about 1816 in ?, South Carolina. He died about 1875 in ?, Louisiana.

He was married to Eliza Durrett on Sep 28 1837 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Marriage Bond was taken out in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on Sept 23, 1837. Eliza Durrett was born about 1823 in ?, Alabama.

John C. Willingham and Eliza Durrett had the following children:
+39 i. John T. Willingham.
40 ii. Baby Girl Willingham was born about 1840 in ?, Alabama.
41 iii. William Jenkins Willingham was born about 1845 in Union County, Arkansas.
+42 iv. Rebecca J. Willingham.
43 v. Elizabeth Willingham was born about 1850 in Union County, Arkansas.
44 vi. Benjamin F. Willingham was born about 1853 in Union County, Arkansas.

He was married to Cornelia Almend (daughter of Simeon Almend and Mary B. Fortson) on Jan 24 1856 in Claiborne Parrish, Louisiana. Cornelia Almend was born about 1838 in ?, Georgia. She died after 1900.

7. Harriet Jackson Willingham was born on Oct 6 1819 in ?, South Carolina. She died on May 22 1871 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Harriet and her husband are both buried at Nazareth Primative Baptist Church Cemetery in Samantha, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

She was married to Thomas Jackson Norris (son of John Norris and Elizabeth Harrell) on Nov 22 1836 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Marriage Bond was taken out in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on Nov. 21, 1836. Thomas Jackson Norris was born on Mar 25 1814 in ?, Kentucky. He died on Jan 30 1880 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Harriet Jackson Willingham and Thomas Jackson Norris had the following children:
45 i. John J. W. Norris was born on Aug 31 1837 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He died on Oct 8 1887 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
+46 ii. Mary Ann Norris.
47 iii. Sarah Jane Norris was born on Feb 14 1841 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. She died on Jul 10 1878.
+48 iv. Martha Rachel Norris.
49 v. Thomas W. Norris was born on Apr 11 1845 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He died on May 2 1874 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
50 vi. James Wassie Norris was born on Apr 25 1847 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He died on May 29 1869 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
+51 vii. Samuel J. Norris.
52 viii. Harriet L. Norrie Norris was born on Apr 25 1847 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He died on May 29 1869 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
52 viii. Harriet L. Norris was born on Sep 8 1854 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. She died on Dec 25 1862 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
53 ix. Samantha Norris was born about 1858 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. She died about 1927.

8. William Jenkins Willingham was born about 1821 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He died after 1880 in ?, Texas.

He was married to Patience Emily Kemp (daughter of John Kemp and Sarah Middleton) about 1841 in ?, Mississippi. Patience Emily Kemp was born on Jan 22 1824 in ?, Alabama. She died after 1880 in Milam County, Texas.

William Jenkins Willingham and Patience Emily Kemp had the following children:
54 i. John C. Willingham was born about 1843 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He died in ?, Texas. He never married, he lived in Bell Co., TX. He had TB, and went blind. He was listed as idiotic on the 1880 census.
+55 ii. William Culberson Willingham.
+56 iii. Thomas Holland (Hollie) Willingham.
+57 iv. Harriet Ann Rebecca Willingham.
+58 v. James C. M. (Jim) Willingham.
+59 vi. William Jenkins Willingham.

9. Sena Ann Willingham was born on Aug 10 1821 in ?, South Carolina. She died on Nov 11 1905 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana. Buried in Pine Grove Cemsetery, Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

She was married to Elijah H. Pearson on Oct 30 1845 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Marriage Bond was taken out in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on Oct 25, 1845, married by James H. Freeman, J.P. Elijah H. Pearson was born on Dec 10 1821 in ?, Alabama. He died on Jun 10 1900 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

Sena Ann Willingham and Elijah H. Pearson had the following children:
+60 i. Pearly Lena Pearson.
61 ii. John W. Pearson was born about 1848 in Union County, Arkansas.
+62 iii. Mary Ann Pearson.
+63 iv. Johny Elizabeth Pearson.
+64 v. Saphronia Alabama Pearson.

THIRD GENERATION

14. Newton J. Wesson was born about 1834 in ?, Alabama.

He was married to Lucinda J. Spencer on Dec 4 1858 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. WESSON, Newton J married SPENCER, Lucinda J on Dec 04 1858 in Tuscaloosa Co/. Alabama. Lucinda J. Spencer was born about 1838.

23. John W. Harkey was born about 1827 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He died about 1877 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

He was married to Nancy E. Killingsworth on Jan 10 1848 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Nancy E. Killingsworth was born about 1832 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

John W. Harkey and Nancy E. Killingsworth had the following children:
65 i. John W. Harkey was born about 1849 in ?, Alabama.
66 ii. Lena Ann Harkey was born about 1859 in ?, Alabama. She died about 1910 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
67 iii. Cornelia A. Harkey was born about 1850 in ?, Alabama.
68 iv. Asuriah Harkey was born about 1852 in ?, Alabama.
69 v. William B. Harkey was born about 1855 in ?, Alabama.

24. Rufus B. Harkey was born about 1834 in ?, Alabama.

He was married to Mary Ann Salina Willingham (daughter of William Willingham and Jane Willingham) on Feb 7 1854 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Mary Ann Salina Willingham was born about 1834 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

25. Mary Jane Harkey was born about 1835 in ?, Alabama.

She was married to E. R. Harden on Jan 2 1858 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. E. R. Harden was born about 1826 in ?, Alabama.

27. Mary Ann Salina Willingham was born about 1834 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

She was married to Rufus B. Harkey (son of Archibald W. Harkey and Elizabeth Willingham) on Feb 7 1854 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Rufus B. Harkey was born about 1834 in ?, Alabama.

39. John T. Willingham was born about 1839 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. On 1870 Census Claiborne Parrish, LA on pg 151.

He was married to Adelia Ann Almend (daughter of Simeon Almend and Mary B. Fortson) on Dec 14 1856 in Claiborne Parrish, Louisiana. Adelia Ann Almend was born about 1840 in Harris County, Georgia.

John T. Willingham and Adelia Ann Almend had the following children:
+70 i. Mary L. Willingham.
71 ii. John Thomas. M. Dawkins Willingham was born about 1860 in Union County, Arkansas.
72 iii. Frances T. Willingham was born about 1864 in Union County, Arkansas.
73 iv. Georgia E. Willingham was born about 1866 in Union County, Arkansas.
74 v. Leona A. C. Willingham was born about 1867 in Claiborne Parrish, Louisiana.
75 vi. William H. Willingham was born in Jan 1870 in Claiborne Parrish, Louisiana.

42. Rebecca J. Willingham was born about 1847 in Union County, Arkansas.

She was married to Wiley L. Ragsdale on Aug 26 1863 in Union County, Arkansas. Wiley L. Ragsdale was born about 1834 in Union County, Arkansas.

She was married to William Ragsdale about 1867 in Union County, Arkansas. William Ragsdale was born about 1845.

46. Mary Ann Norris was born on Jun 16 1839 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. She died on Jan 16 1920 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

She was married to Marcellus Newton Deal about 1860 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Marcellus Newton Deal was born on Apr 25 1839. He died on Mar 26 1935 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He is buried in the Nazareth Primative Baptist Church Cemetery in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

48. Martha Rachel Norris was born on Jan 7 1843 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. She died on Apr 15 1918 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

She was married to James A. Caples on Jun 6 1859 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. James A. Caples was born about 1835 in ?, Alabama.

51. Samuel J. Norris was born on Apr 8 1851 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He died on May 13 1936 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

He was married to Christine Moore about 1870 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Christine Moore was born on Jan 29 1853. She died on Jun 6 1936 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

55. William Culberson Willingham was born on Jul 20 1846 in ?, Mississippi. He died on Feb 9 1902 in Mason County, Texas.

He was married to Amanda Penelope Smith (daughter of Reuben Anderson Smith and Julia Min (Ann) Mosley) on Nov 22 1870 in Milam County, Texas. Amanda Penelope Smith was born on Jan 22 1853 in Milam County, Texas.1 She died on Apr 28 1938 in Pleasanton, Atasacosa County, Texas.2 Heart Failure, with Senility contributing to cause of death. She died in the home of her son, John S. Willingham April 28, 1938 at 8 pm. She was buried on Apr 30 1938 in Pleasanton, Atasacosa County, Texas.3 Buried at the Pleasanton Cemetary, Pleasanton, Atasacosa Co., Texas. Probably buried next to her son Noah. Noah bought a 20 ft. by 20 ft. plot (#214) in Pleasanton Cemetery and was buried there in 1926. I suspect that she is also buried in that plot since his is the only stone in the plot. Her son John S. Willingham applied for government help to bury her, so I am also assuming that he did not have the money for a grave stone.

William Culberson Willingham and Amanda Penelope Smith had the following children:
76 i. Julia Rebecca Willingham was born on Aug 16 1871 in Milam County, Texas. She died on Jun 30 1873 in Milam County, Texas.
77 ii. Ellen E. Willingham was born on Apr 3 1873 in Milam County, Texas. She died on Feb 12 1874 in Milam County, Texas.
+78 iii. William Henry Willingham.
+79 iv. James Benjamine Willingham.
80 v. Noah M. Willingham was born on Oct 2 1877 in Milam County, Texas. Month and year from census records, day from his headstone in the Pleasanton Cemetery (lot #214), Pleasanton, Atasacosa County, Texas. He died on May 29 1926 in Pleasanton, Atasacosa County, Texas. From his headstone in the Pleasanton Cemetery lot #214.
+81 vi. Rubin Alvin Willingham.
82 vii. George A. Willingham was born on Mar 26 1881 in Milam County, Texas. He died on Dec 29 1961 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. Buried in Live Oak Cemetery in Brady, Texas.
+83 viii. Ida Amanda Willingham.
84 ix. Sylvester Willingham was born about 1883 in ?, Texas. Must have been born in late 1883. Buried in McLennan County, Texas? He died on May 7 1897 in drowned in the Brazos River, Texas.
+85 x. Elvin Vinson (Vincent?) Willingham.
+86 xi. Velma Pearl Willingham.
+87 xii. Harman Otto Willingham.
+88 xiii. Emma Clara Willingham.
+89 xiv. Mary Ava (Iva) Willingham.
+90 xv. John Samuel Willingham.
91 xvi. Wallace Culberson Willingham was born on Aug 19 1895 in Milam County, Texas. He may have been born August 14, 1895, according to SSDI records. He died on Jan 13 1968 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. Buried in the Live Oak Cemetery in Brady, Texas.

56. Thomas Holland (Hollie) Willingham was born in Nov 1849 in ?, Mississippi. He died on Nov 8 1939 in McLennan County, Texas.

He was married to Fannie B. Griffin about 1870 in Milam County, Texas. Fannie B. Griffin was born in Nov 1850 in ?, Alabama.

Thomas Holland (Hollie) Willingham and Fannie B. Griffin had the following children:
92 i. Laura Willingham was born about 1872 in Milam County, Texas.
93 ii. Lelar Willingham was born about 1874 in Milam County, Texas.
94 iii. Lavada Willingham was born in Mar 1886 in Milam County, Texas.

57. Harriet Ann Rebecca Willingham was born on Dec 28 1851 in Union County, Arkansas. She died on Oct 16 1910 in Milam County, Texas. She is buried in Port Sullivan Cemetery, in Milam County, Texas.

She was married to Rueben Anderson Smith (son of Reuben Anderson Smith and Julia Min (Ann) Mosley) about 1870 in Milam County, Texas. Rueben Anderson Smith was born on Jan 25 1849 in ?, Alabama. He died on Dec 26 1912 in Milam County, Texas. He is buried in the Port Sullivan Cemetery, in Milam County, Texas.

Harriet Ann Rebecca Willingham and Rueben Anderson Smith had the following children:
95 i. Thomas A. Smith was born in Oct 1871 in Milam County, Texas. He died about 1950 in Freestone County, Texas.
96 ii. Ida Augusta Smith was born on Jul 20 1874 in Port Sullivan, Milam County, Texas. She died on Mar 20 1940 in Calvert, Texas.
+97 iii. Harriet (Hattie) Ann Smith.
+98 iv. Hallie Ada Smith.
99 v. Rueben Anderson Smith was born on Oct 4 1882 in Branchville, Milam County, Texas. Some have his birth data as Oct 6, 1882. He died on Dec 22 1955 in Robertson County, Texas.
100 vi. John Anderson Smith was born on Oct 3 1883 in Branchville, Milam County, Texas.
101 vii. James A. Brown Smith was born on Aug 5 1886 in Branchville, Milam County, Texas. He died on Aug 30 1903 in Milam County, Texas. He is buried in Port Sullivan Cemetery, in Milam County, Texas.
102 viii. Amanda Smith was born on Jan 5 1890 in ?, Texas.
103 ix. Robert Alexander Smith was born on May 14 1892 in ?, Texas.

58. James C. M. (Jim) Willingham was born in Aug 1853 in Union County, Arkansas. He died in ?, Texas.

He was married to Mary C. (Mollie) Henry about 1875 in Milam County, Texas. Mary C. (Mollie) Henry was born in Mar 1860 in Hamilton County, Texas. She died after 1910.

James C. M. (Jim) Willingham and Mary C. (Mollie) Henry had the following children:
104 i. Thomas F. Willingham was born about 1877 in ?, Texas.
105 ii. Patience C. Willingham was born about 1879 in ?, Texas.
106 iii. James C. Willingham was born in Sep 1881 in Milam County, Texas. He died about 1957 in San Saba County, Texas.
107 iv. Laura Willingham was born on Nov 1 1882 in Mason County, Texas. She died on Oct 19 1883 in Mason County, Texas. Buried at Wagrum Cemetery adjacent to FM 386 on Northeast side right of way
approximately 1,000 feet NW of courthouse in Mason County, Texas.

108 v. Cora A. Willingham was born in Aug 1888 in ?, Texas.
109 vi. Lelia D. Willingham was born in Oct 1890 in ?, Texas.
110 vii. Lora Ollie Willingham was born in May 1893 in ?, Texas.
111 viii. Lillie P. Willingham was born in Nov 1895 in ?, Texas.
112 ix. John Robert Willingham was born in Jul 1899 in Shive, Hamilton County, Texas.

59. William Jenkins Willingham was born on Mar 26 1861 in Union County, Arkansas. He died on Aug 12 1949 in Milano, Milam County, Texas.

He was married to Mollie Akless Phipps (daughter of William Tivis Phipps and Martha Thomas) on Dec 3 1884 in Cameron, Milam County, Texas. Mollie Akless Phipps was born about 1865 in ?, Texas. She died about 1887 in Maysfield, Milam County, Texas.

William Jenkins Willingham and Mollie Akless Phipps had the following children:
113 i. Samuel Tivis (Jackson) Willingham was born on May 22 1886 in Maysfield, Milam County, Texas. He died on Jul 28 1967 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.

He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Mittie) Ashley (daughter of William Alto Ashley and Mary Elizabeth Warren) on Aug 17 1887 in Milam County, Texas. Mary Elizabeth (Mittie) Ashley was born on Jan 12 1870 in ?, Arkansas. She died on Nov 7 1954 in Milano, Milam County, Texas.

William Jenkins Willingham and Mary Elizabeth (Mittie) Ashley had the following children:
114 i. Fannie Aklas Willingham was born on Oct 20 1889 in Milam County, Texas. She died on Jan 26 1970 in Milam County, Texas.
115 ii. Lila Estelle (Essie) Willingham was born on Jul 30 1893 in Milam County, Texas. She died on Sep 10 1998 in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas.
116 iii. Bessie Willingham was born about 1894 in Milam County, Texas. She died about 1894 in Milam County, Texas.
117 iv. Ella Mae Willingham was born on Feb 23 1897 in Milam County, Texas. She died on Oct 10 1991 in Temple, Bell County, Texas.
118 v. Hollis (Holly) Whitfield Willingham was born on Oct 9 1899 in Coleman, Coleman County, Texas.
119 vi. William Jenkins (Willie) Willingham was born on Jan 19 1903 in Coryell County, Texas. He died on Feb 18 1968 in Milano, Milam County, Texas.
120 vii. Alma Gertrude Willingham was born on Mar 15 1905 in Coryell County, Texas.
121 viii. Ida Alberta Willingham was born on Mar 30 1907 in Coryell County, Texas.
122 ix. Anna Belle Willingham was born on Oct 20 1909 in Coryell County, Texas.
123 x. Uyless Evelyn Willingham was born on Sep 1 1913 in Milano, Milam County, Texas. She died on Feb 21 1997 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

60. Pearly Lena Pearson was born about 1846 in ?, Alabama.

She was married to Will H. H. Kemp (son of John Kemp and Sarah Middleton) about 1865 in ?, Arkansas. Will H. H. Kemp was born on Sep 30 1840 in ?, Alabama. On 1870 census Rapides Parrish pg 207 Weste Ward, LA.

62. Mary Ann Pearson was born on Sep 18 1853 in Union County, Arkansas. She died on Apr 10 1938 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

She was married to James S. Talbert (son of James T. Talbert and Catherine) on Jan 8 1870. James S. Talbert was born on Jun 19 1847. He died on Jul 1 1924 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

63. Johny Elizabeth Pearson was born on Aug 14 1855 in Union County, Arkansas. She died on May 16 1949 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

She was married to William F. Talbert (son of James T. Talbert and Catherine) on Dec 17 1874. William F. Talbert was born on Jun 1 1850. He died on Jun 2 1902 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

64. Saphronia Alabama Pearson was born on Aug 31 1859 in Union County, Arkansas. She died on Feb 6 1947 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

She was married to Louis N. Talbert (son of James T. Talbert and Catherine) about 1880. Louis N. Talbert was born on Nov 25 1855. He died on Mar 3 1913 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

Saphronia Alabama Pearson and Louis N. Talbert had the following children:
124 i. John Wesley Talbert was born on Dec 24 1882 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana. He died on Jan 25 1925 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.
125 ii. Henry B. Talbert was born on May 23 1885 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana. He died on Aug 1 1966 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.
126 iii. Ella Talbert was born on Sep 4 1887 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana. She died on Feb 27 1976 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.
127 iv. Mattie Talbert was born on Nov 29 1889 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana. She died on Apr 3 1939 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.
128 v. Elijah A. Talbert was born on Jun 5 1892 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana. He died on Dec 25 1966 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.
129 vi. Charles Kelley Talbert was born on Nov 7 1894 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana. He died on Aug 24 1982 in Vernon Parrish, Louisiana.

FOURTH GENERATION

70. Mary L. Willingham was born about 1859 in Union County, Arkansas.

She was married to C. C Aubrey on Mar 1 1877 in Claiborne Parrish, Louisiana. C. C Aubrey was born about 1857.

78. William Henry Willingham was born on Sep 6 1874 in Milam County, Texas. He died on Jan 29 1962 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Buried in Springs Cemetery, San Saba County, Texas.

He was married to Woodie N. Chapman on Apr 6 1898 in Richland Springs, San Saba County, Texas. Woodie N. Chapman was born on Jan 2 1879 in Lavaca County, Texas. She died on Jun 5 1960 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Buried in Springs Cemetery, San Saba County, Texas.

William Henry Willingham and Woodie N. Chapman had the following children:
130 i. Woodie Irene Willingham was born on Apr 10 1899 in ?, Texas. She died on Feb 22 1909 in ?, Texas. Buried in Springs Cemetery, San Saba County, Texas.

79. James Benjamine Willingham was born on Oct 15 1875 in Milam County, Texas. He died on Nov 14 1907 in Hawley, Jones County, Texas.4 Amanda always said her step-mother poisoned him because she grew tired of being married to him, and hinted that this wasn't the first husband the step-mother may have poisoned!?
The records show him as having died of Typhoid Fever? Richard Dunk took the Four daughters (his granddaughters) of Eller and James Willingham after they both had passed away, bringing them to Lena (Richard's daughter and Eller's half-sister) and her husband Fletcher Wilson to raise them. It is thought that JB's family may have "disowned" him because of his marriage to Eller and her impure bloodline, this may have explained why the Willingham's did not get the girls after their parent's death.???

He was married to Mary Ella (Zueller?) Dunkin on Aug 31 1893 in Llano County, Texas.5 The 1900 Census for Comanche Co., Texas shows -
Duncan, Jourdan Vol. 23 ED 27 Sheet 9 Line 27
Duncan, Rhicard H. Vol 23 ED 31 Sheet 16 Line 15
Willingham, James B. Vol 23 ED 31 Sheet 16 Line 10

1910 Census for Jackson Co. Oklahoma shows -
28-137-170
Manda Willingham 13 TX with Willson, Fletcher
Lorena Willingham, 11 TX with Willson, Fletcher
Ethel Willingham 9 TX with Willson, Fletcher
Fulsdut Willingham 6 TX with Willson, Fletcher (Toledo)
Mary Ella (Zueller?) Dunkin was born on May 19 1871 in Leon County, Texas. She died on Apr 14 1905 in McCulloch County, Texas.

James Benjamine Willingham and Mary Ella (Zueller?) Dunkin had the following children:
+131 i. Amanda Elizabeth Willingham.
132 ii. William Henson Willingham was born on Jul 18 1896 in ?, Texas. He died on Dec 22 1896 in ?, Texas.
133 iii. Lorena E. Willingham4 was born on Nov 9 1897 in ?, Texas.4 She died on Apr 26 1916 in Crossroads, Chaves County, New Mexico.4 She was born when Crossroads, New Mexico was is in Chaves Co. Lea County was formed after her death. They say she is buried in Jenkins, NM, but can not find it at present.
+134 iv. Ethel Eller Willingham.
+135 v. Toledo Ohio Willingham.
136 vi. Baby Boy Willingham was born on Apr 14 1905 in McCulloch County, Texas.4 He died on Apr 14 1905 in McCulloch County, Texas.4

He was married to Mollie Adams on Apr 5 1906 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. Mollie Adams was born about 1880. This is her married name, she had been married at least once before marrying JB. We have no knowledge of her maiden name.

81. Rubin Alvin Willingham was born on Oct 30 1879 in Llano County, Texas. Census says he was born in November. He died on Mar 7 1960 in Bellmead, McLennan County, Texas.

He was married to Etta Ann Killion about 1904. Etta Ann Killion was born on May 2 1888 in Gholson, McLennan County, Texas.

Rubin Alvin Willingham and Etta Ann Killion had the following children:
137 i. James Alvin Willingham was born on Jun 8 1906 in Gholson, McLennan County, Texas. He died on Oct 22 1967 in Axtel, McLennan County, Texas.
138 ii. (Still living)female was born on Aug 23 1908 in Gholson, McLennan County, Texas.
139 iii. Elester Jack Willingham was born on Feb 15 1911 in Gholson, McLennan County, Texas. He died on May 7 1967 in Bosqueville, McLennan County, Texas.
140 iv. (Still living) female was born on Dec 23 1913 in Gholson, McLennan County, Texas.
141 v. (Still living) female was born on Jun 18 1919 in Gholson, McLennan County, Texas.

83. Ida Amanda Willingham was born on Jun 23 1882 in Loyal Valley, Llano County, Texas. Tombstone states she was born June 22, 1882. She died on Mar 20 1973 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. Someone gave me this date, Aug 15 1973, but tombstone states the other.

She was married to ? Phariss about 1899. ? Phariss was born about 1880.

Ida Amanda Willingham and ? Phariss had the following children:
142 i. Lillian Viola Phariss was born about 1901 in ?, Texas. She died on Dec 12 1918 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.
143 ii. John Linsey Phariss was born on Jun 30 1902 in ?, Texas. He died on Mar 25 1980 in McCulloch County, Texas.

85. Elvin Vinson (Vincent?) Willingham was born in Nov 1885 in Llano County, Texas. He died about 1959 in ?, Oklahoma.

He was married to Lela Walker about 1900 in ?, Texas. Lela Walker was born about 1883 in ?, Texas.

Elvin Vinson (Vincent?) Willingham and Lela Walker had the following children:
144 i. Jessie Willingham was born about 1901 in ?, Texas.
145 ii. Mabry Willingham was born about 1902 in ?, Texas.

86. Velma Pearl Willingham was born on Apr 7 1887 in ?, Texas. She died on Oct 15 1979 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.

She was married to ? Airhart about 1905 in ?, Texas. ? Airhart was born about 1885 in ?, Texas. He died about 1914 in ?, Texas.

Velma Pearl Willingham and ? Airhart had the following children:
146 i. Verna Airhart was born about 1907 in ?, Texas.
147 ii. Lewis Airhart was born about 1909 in ?, Texas.
148 iii. Emma Airhart was born about 1911 in ?, Texas.

She was married to William Thomas Bumgardner about 1916 in ?, Texas. William Thomas Bumgardner was born on May 18 1866 in ?, Texas. He died on May 31 1929 in McCulloch County, Texas.

Velma Pearl Willingham and William Thomas Bumgardner had the following children:
149 i. Charles A. Bumgardner was born on Feb 23 1917 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. He died on Feb 21 1970 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.
150 ii. Homer T. Bumgardner was born about 1919 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.

87. Harman Otto Willingham was born on May 27 1889 in Llano County, Texas. He died on Jan 23 1955 in McLennan County, Texas. Buried in Gholson Cemetery, Gholson, McLennan County, Texas

He was married to Georgia Belle Slough (daughter of William Thomas Slough and Nancy Kimbrough) on Oct 21 1908 in ?, Texas. Georgia Belle Slough was born on Oct 7 1891 in ?, Texas. She died on Oct 23 1966 in McLennan County, Texas. Buried in Gholson Cemetery, Gholson, McLennan County, Texas

Harman Otto Willingham and Georgia Belle Slough had the following children:
151 i. Georgia Elizabeth Willingham was born on Mar 10 1910 in McLennan County, Texas. She died on Sep 28 1988 in ?, Texas.
152 ii. Mary Charlotte Willingham was born on Feb 16 1911 in McLennan County, Texas. She died on Dec 26 1992 in ?, Texas.
153 iii. Norval Otto Willingham was born on Jan 24 1915 in McLennan County, Texas. He died on Aug 30 1983 in McLennan County, Texas.
154 iv. Clara Opal Willingham was born on Jul 16 1916 in McLennan County, Texas.
155 v. Myrtil Ellen Willingham was born on Aug 31 1918 in McLennan County, Texas.
156 vi. Harmon or Harlan Odie Willingham was born on Aug 20 1922 in ?, Texas.
157 vii. Sherman Elden (Joe) Willingham was born on Jun 16 1926 in ?, Texas. Found a birth record for a Joe Willingham with these parents - born Jume 15, 1926 in McLennan Co., TX He died on Nov 20 1998.
158 viii. Leland Elmo Willingham was born on Mar 25 1929 in ?, Texas.
159 ix. Lela Mae (Sally) Willingham was born on Apr 26 1932 in ?, Texas.

88. Emma Clara Willingham was born on Oct 2 1890 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. She died on Mar 29 1965 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. Buried in Live Oak Cemetery in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.

She was married to John L. Farren about 1909 in ?, Texas. John L. Farren was born on Nov 25 1879. He died on Apr 5 1952 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. Buried in Live Oak Cemetery in Brady, Texas.

89. Mary Ava (Iva) Willingham was born on Jan 17 1892 in Llano County, Texas. She died on Sep 2 1975 in Bosque County, Texas. Buried in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas

Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued
AVA DEBENHAM 17 Jan 1892 Sep 1975 76689 (Valley Mills, Bosque, TX) (none specified) 454-26-2124 Texas

She was married to ? Debenham about 1915 in ?, Texas. ? Debenham was born about 1882.

90. John Samuel Willingham was born on Sep 23 1893 in ?, Texas. He died on Mar 8 1947 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. Buried in Live Oak Cemetery in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.

He was married to Mamie Hill about 1920 in ?, Texas. Mamie Hill was born about 1900 in ?, Texas.

John Samuel Willingham and Mamie Hill had the following children:
160 i. Samuel Clyde Willingham was born on Sep 24 1927 in McCulloch County, Texas. SSDI shows a SAMUEL WILLINGHAM 24 Oct 1927 08 Apr 1997 76528 (Gatesville, Coryell, TX) (none specified) 460-34-7656 Texas ssdi data -- SAMUEL WILLINGHAM
dob 24 Oct 1927
dod 8 Apr 1997
Last residence -- 76528 (Gatesville, Coryell, TX)
SSI# 460-34-7656 Texas
He may have also had 2 daughters with Mamie.....

He was married to Maggie Nola Moncrief on Jul 4 1943 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. Maggie Nola Moncrief was born on Nov 6 1902 in Dora, Alabama. She died on Jan 30 1985 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.

John Samuel Willingham and Maggie Nola Moncrief had the following children:
161 i. Patricia Darlene Willingham was born on Mar 21 1945 in McCulloch County, Texas.

97. Harriet (Hattie) Ann Smith was born on Jun 4 1876 in Milam County, Texas. She died on Sep 20 1904 in Milam County, Texas. She is buried in Port Sullivan Cemetery, in Milam County, Texas.

She was married to John T. Campbell about 1895 in ?, Texas. John T. Campbell was born about 1870.

Harriet (Hattie) Ann Smith and John T. Campbell had the following children:
162 i. Sudie Campbell was born about 1894.
163 ii. Haywood Campbell was born about 1896.
164 iii. Annie L. Campbell was born about 1898.

98. Hallie Ada Smith was born about 1878 in Milam County, Texas.

She was married to Joshua Henry Walston about 1898. Joshua Henry Walston was born about 1876.

Hallie Ada Smith and Joshua Henry Walston had the following children:
165 i. William A. Walston was born on Apr 17 1899. He died on Nov 12 1900 in Milam County, Texas.
166 ii. Luther B. Walston was born on Sep 20 1901. He died on Jun 24 1903 in Milam County, Texas.

FIFTH GENERATION

131. Amanda Elizabeth Willingham was born on Jan 22 1895 in Llano County, Texas. She died on May 14 1954 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California. She was buried on May 17 1954 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California.

She was married to John Garrison Stewart on Feb 7 1915 in Cottle County, Texas. John Garrison Stewart6,7,8 was born on Oct 7 1875 in Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas County, Arkansas.9,10 He died on Apr 27 1949 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California.11 He was buried on Apr 30 1949 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California. John went by the name "Ark".

134. Ethel Eller Willingham was born on Jan 13 1900 in Comanche County, Texas.4 She died on Jul 30 1962 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizonia.4 Letter says she died in West Mesa, Arizonia. I can only find a Mesa, AZ near Phoenix. Since her husband died near Phoenix, I will assume that she died near there also???

She was married to Kimble Edward Tankersley on Mar 12 1918 in Plains, Yoakum County, Texas. Kimble Edward Tankersley was born on May 24 1899 in ?, Texas. He died about 1981 in Anderson, California.

135. Toledo Ohio Willingham was born on Dec 28 1901 in McCulloch County, Texas.4 She died on Feb 7 1993 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.4 She was buried on Feb 10 1993 in Plainview Memorial Park, Plainview, Hale County, Texas.

She was married to James A. Glenn on Aug 1 1917 in Plains, Yoakum County, Texas. James A. Glenn was born on Jul 8 1897 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. He died on Sep 7 1990 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.


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My Willingham Database
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