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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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James WOOSLEY

CENSUS RECORDS: 9 Sep 1850 Dist#22, Bedford, Tennessee page #231, family #76/76
WOOSLEY, James age 35, male, tenant, VA
WOOSLEY, Flora age 40, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Nancy age 21, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Elijah age 19, male, TN
WOOSLEY, Barbary age 17, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Margaret age 14, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Martha age 13, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Mary age 11, female, TN
WOOSLEY, James age 10, male, TN
WOOSLEY, Thomas age 5, male, TN
WOOSLEY, Virginia age 3, female, TN


Flora

She was 40 in 1850.


Elijah WOOSLEY

He was 19 in 1850.


Barbara WOOSLEY

She was 17 in 1850.


Martha WOOSLEY

She was 13 in 1850.


Mary WOOSLEY

She was 11 in 1850.


James WOOSLEY

He was 10 in 1850.


Thomas WOOSLEY

He was 5 in 1850.


Virginia WOOSLEY

She was 3 in 1850.


George R. WOOSLEY

CENSUS RECORDS: 9 Sep 1850 Dist#22, Bedford, Tennessee page #231, family #78/78
WOOSLEY, George age 20, male, tenant, TN
WOOSLEY, Elizabeth age 20, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Caledonia age 3/12, female, TN

He was living in Kentucky before he went to Arkansas.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1860 Albany PO, Carouse Twp, Hempstead, Arkansas

HISTORY: By Larry W. Priest at email: lwpriest@gower.net: The following is the last known letter from George R. Woosley, my Great-Great-Great-Grandfather. He did not return from the Civil War. I am proud to have the original in my possession. I have read it many times, and each time a special feeling of closeness to my ancesters overcomes me. It is the inspiration for my interest in my family background. Any notes in parenthesis are mine. [The envelope is addressed to:] Mrs. L. E. [Lucy Elizabeth] Woosley, Albany, Ark. [Sutton, Arkansas was called Albany during this time] [return address is] Soldier's Letter G. R. Woosley, Captian Rader's company [This letter was sent without postage. It was stamped "DUE 10" where the stamp should be. The cancellation is "Pine Bluff, Ark., Aug. 13, 1862"] "Jeferson County Arcansas August the 11, 1862
Dear Wife I imbrace the present opportuniy of righting you a few lines to inform you that I am in tolerable health and I thank god that it is as well with me as it is. When these lines come to hand I hope they may find you and the children well. I receivd your letter this monday morning the 11 of august. I was truly glad to hear that you was all well. I have nothing of interest to right to you. We have left camden ar [Camden, Arkansas] now camped nine miles from Pine bluff and I expect will remain hear for some time. I could hardly make the trip the wether was so warm. I hant slept with any cover on me since I left home and in the open air at that with out a tent. There is about four Thousand Troups hear our fair is beef and bread some malases and little bacon. I think hard times is just commenced. I have no war news to right. We can hear any thing hear. I cear but little about the war if I could be at home. There is three hundred in the hoospittle [hospital]. Ther ant but forty men in our company able for duty out of one hundred and fiften. Nevel Sutton was left on the road with the measles and Garlin Bright with the fever at the same house. Elizabeth I would freely give all I posseese to get out of this war and to see you and the children once more. Camp life don't suit me. We ar not allowed to go a mile from camps without an order from the General. Hear I have many temttations to encounter with. It takes a man with firmness to live in camps a christan life. Elizabeth I study day and night about you and my too sweet children. Tell them to be good children till I come back. I want you to pray for me for my troubles and triels [trials] are many. May god help you to pray for me and yourself and the children and give you grace to bear you up under all your troubles and sorrows. I am still in hopes that I will get off when the ridgment is formed. If I never get back I expect to meet you in the glory land where there will be no more parting husband and wife and friends. Direct your letter to Pine Bluff."
Camp White Sulphur Springs - During the summer of 1862 a training camp and staging area for Confederate troops was located at White Sulpher Springs, a small resort near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Many of the men brought here died never having seen battle, and are buried there near the hospital. G. R. Woosley is one of the men buried there according to the Patrick R. Cleiburn, Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans; James F. Ginett, Rt. 1 Box 515, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603


Lucy Elizabeth ALBRIGHT

She was 20 in 1850.

In 1880 she was living with her son Peyton in Hemsptead County, Arkansas.

In 1900 she was living with her son Peyton in Hemsptead County, Arkansas.

She died while on a visit to her daughter in Vernon, Texas.


Emaline Caledonia WOOSLEY

She was 3 months old in 1850.

They moved to Texas around 1885 from Arkansas.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1900 Clay County, Texas

CENSUS RECORDS: 1910 Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas


Martha Jane HART

She died at her son William's home.


Loyd W. WOOSLEY

Is he really son of Martha? She would have been 53 years old when he was born.


Davis WOOSLEY

CENSUS RECORDS: 17 Oct 1850 Dist#23, Bedford, Tennessee page #246, family #93/93
WOOSLEY, Davis age 24, male, tenant, TN
WOOSLEY, Caroline age 23, female, TN
WOOSLEY, William age 2, male, TN


Caroline

She was 23 in 1850.


William WOOSLEY

He was 2 in 1850.


Joshua W. WOOSLEY

CENSUS RECORDS: 17 Oct 1850 Dist#23, Bedford, Tennessee page #246, family #99/99
WOOSLEY, Joshua age 41, male, farmer, $1000, VA
WOOSLEY, Nancy age 40, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Joseph age 18, male, laborer, TN
WOOSLEY, Cynthia age 16, female, TN
WOOSLEY, John age 14, male, TN
WOOSLEY, William age 12, male, TN
WOOSLEY, James age 11, male, TN
WOOSLEY, Samuel age 10, male, TN
WOOSLEY, Nancy age 8, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Mary age 7, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Lucinda age 5, female, TN
WOOSLEY, Giles age 3, male, TN
WOOSLEY, Erasmus age 1, male, TN


Nancy HASTINGS

She was 40 in 1850.


Joseph WOOSLEY

He was 18 in 1850.


Cynthia WOOSLEY

She was 16 in 1850.


John Crawford WOOSLEY

He was 14 in 1850.


William WOOSLEY

He was 12 in 1850.


James WOOSLEY

He was 11 in 1850.


Samuel WOOSLEY

He was 10 in 1850.


Nancy WOOSLEY

She was 8 in 1850.


Mary WOOSLEY

She was 7 in 1850.


Lucinda M. WOOSLEY

She was 5 in 1850.


Giles Polk WOOSLEY

He was 3 in 1850.


Erasmus Gordon WOOSLEY

He was 1 in 1850.


Margaret H. WOOSLEY

She was 14 in 1850.


Nancy WOOSLEY

She was 21 in 1850, single and living with her parents.