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1. B. Elam
Worsham b 21 Feb 1820 of Mecklenburg Co, NC. (35-1860; 56-1880) His birth date is from
cemetery records, however, census records indicate he was born abt 1824. To date, we
have not connected Elam to his parents. He is most likely related (grandson) to Thomas
Washam/Worsham on Page 764 or John
Worsham on Page 354. These two men
have been found in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
E. Warsham, he married 1st) Sarah Sims 13
Jan 1846 Mecklenburg Co, NC. He m 2nd) Mary Albright
abt 1854 Franklin Co, AL. In census and cemetery records she is listed as Mary
A. In the 1860 Franklin Co, AL census they lived next to Jacob Albright age 56 b
NC and his wife Jane age 50 b NC. In the 1850 Franklin Co, AL cens, are Jacob
Albright age 51, Jane age 45, and Mary age 16. Mary was born 30 Apr 1834.
They are in the 1860 Franklin Co, AL census as Ellam & Mary Washam
(Western Div., Franklin Co., AL, Buzzard Roose, Family 263). He is age 35 b NC
with $200 P. E. and she is Mary Washan age 26 b NC and the children are John age
8 & William age 5, Mary age 1. In the 1880 cens Township 2, Chickasaw,
Colbert, AL cens, p 391D were Ealum Washumn age 56 NC, Nancy 45 NC their
children & James Husky (a nephew) age 9 AL.
He is also listed as Elam Worsham age 56 b NC in the 1880 Dickson, Colbert,
AL cens, p 374C with his family. Therefore, he was listed twice. His wife is
Mary A Worsham age 35 b NC with children with the last name of Worsham also: Wm.
age 23; George 18; Thomas 16; Sarah 14; Robert 11; Fannie 9; Elam J. age 5;
Andrew L age 3 & Jas M. Worsham nephew age 9. In the Chickasaw cens., Andrew
L. is not listed and the nephew is James Husky. Elam and Mary are bur in the
Margerum Cem, Margerum, Colbert Co, AL. are graves: B. E. Worsham b 2-21-1820, d
6-12-1894 (R15-15); M. A. Worsham b 4-31-1834, d 10-3-1894(R15-16); along with
their daughter Miss S. J Worsham b 4-31-1866, d 5-13-1881 (R15-14).
Children of Elam and Mary:
1B.1. John H.
Worsham b abt 1855 Dixon, Colbert Co, AL. (8-1860, 25-1880, 3/1840-1900, 55-1910,
65-1920) He m Fannie A.
McDaniel b abt 1857 TN. In 1920 they lived in Tishomingo Co, MS.
Fannie d 16 Sep 1934 Iuka, MS & bur Toenail Cem, Iuka, Tishomingo, MS.
F. Worsham b abt 1877 of Colbert, AL & d before 1900.
Worsham b Jan 1878 Colbert, AL.
Ella M. Worsham b Mar 1881 Colbert, AL, d 10 Apr 1945 Sheffield,
Colbert, AL & bur Carrytown Cem, Sheffield, Colbert, AL.
Worsham b May 1883 Colbert, AL.
Henry Worsham b 12 Aug 1888 Chesca, Colbert, AL; m Cora
Williams, 28 Aug 1910, Tishomingo, MS. (Bk. V, p103) Cora b abt
1887 AL. Child:
1B.1.5.1. Richard L. Worsham b abt
1925 of Tishomingo, MS.
Robert Madison Worsham b 14 Jul 1891 Dickson, Colbert, Alabama. Tishomingo Co,
MS, birth records has Robert Madison Worsham b 14 Jul 1891 Dixon AL & the birth was
registered in Tishomingo MS. He m Myrtie
Carter 30 May 1917 Tishomingo, MS; b abt 1893 of Tishomingo,
MS. Robert m 2nd) Willie M. Dhority abt 1920.
Willie was the d/o William M. Dhority b 1869 TN & Ida Reid b 1871. Willie m.
1st) to Mr Jackson and had children: William Jackson b abt 1914 AL & Lewis Jackson
b abt 1918 AL. Willie was b 22 May 1894 of Wheeler, Colbert, AL & d. 25 Apr 1988
of Florence, Lauderdale, AL.
Children of Willie:
1B.1.6B.1. Evelyn Worsham
b abt 1923 of Colbert, AL.
Worsham b abt 1926 of Colbert, AL.
Worsham b abt 1927 Colbert, AL & d 1927 Colbert, AL. ("Olden times of Colbert and Franklin counties in AL" by Joyce Dawson Mitchell, Vol II, Crooked Oak Cem, p 283 was infant dau. Worsham d/o R. M. Worsham
Worsham b abt 1929 Colbert, AL.
Washam b abt 1895 Colbert, AL.
Monroe Worsham b 21 Mar 1897 Dickson, Colbert, AL; d. Mar 1981,
Gunnison, Bolivar, MS. He registered for the WWI draft and claimed he and
his dad were born in Dixon, AL. He m 1st) Lillian
Brewer 4 Jul 1917 in Tishomingo, MS. He m 2nd) Beaula
Alconia Garrett 3 Mar 1918 in Tishomingo, MS. (Pam White, 2001 &
Don Stephens, 2001) She b 4 Sep 1898 of Pickens Co, SC, and d. May 1990 of
Tishomingo, MS. In the 1920 MS census, Charlie is in the Iuka, Tishomingo, MS as
Charlie M. age 22 b AL. Beulah is age 19 b SC & Lee R. is 3 months b MS. They are
living with Charlie's parents, John H. Worsham age 65 b AL & Fannie age 55 b Al.
John & Fannie's son Vernie E. age 19 is also listed in the household.
Charles & Beulah are listed in the 1930 Florence City, Lauderdale Co., AL census.
Charlie M. is age 32 b AL; Beulah is age 30 b SC and children are: Leroy age 10 b MS;
Myrtle F. age 8 b AL; Kathleen age 4 year 6 months & Mattie R. is age 2 & 5
Children of Charles & Beaula: (Don Stephens, 2001)
Charles Worsham b 30 Sep 1919 Luka, Tishomingo Co, MS; d. 5 Jan
2001, Belton, Bell Co, TX. He m 1st) Mary M.
Gurganus 11 Aug 1946 in Dillon, Dillon Co, SC. She was b abt 1929
of Lampasas Co, TX. He m 2nd) Betty Jane Braun
Mary and Leroy remarried in
1977 and were married till he passed away (Frances Louise Jordan, 2004)
South Bend Tribune Obituary 7 Jan 2001:
"He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1938 to 1958,
during World War II and the Korean Conflict. During his service in the
Marines he received the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the 1st
Marine Division for service in Korea, the Good Conduct Medal with one
bronze star, American Defense Services Medal with Base Clasp, American
Campaign Medal, Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory
Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, Republic of Korea
Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of
Korea War Service Medal, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, and Pistol Expert
Badge. After leaving the Marines he moved to South Bend, IN, where he was
employed by the City of South Bend. He moved to Belton, TX, 20 years ago.
He was a Baptist."
Children of Leroy and Mary:
(Frances Louise Jordan , 2004)
Roy Ann Worsham m Mr. Snow
and Jerry Ray Mantzey.
Larry Monroe Worsham m 1st) Deborah
K. Gibson & 2nd) Wilma S. Jennings.
1B.1.8B.1A.3. Baby Worsham, stolen at birth,
name was Frances Louise Jordan. She m Mr. Knight.
Children of Leroy and Betty
(Pam White, 2000)
Leroy Charles Worsham m Dawn M.
DeCocq. Children: Leroy Charles Worsham IV b 1986, Matthew Charles
Worsham b 1988, Nicholas Charles Worsham b 1993 & Sarah Marie Worsham b 29 Aug 1998.
The 31 Aug 1998 South Bend Tribune:
Sarah Marie Worsham was still born on Sat, Aug. 29, in Memorial Hospital. Sarah is survived by her parents, Dawn M. (DeCocq) and LeRoy C. Worsham of Northwood Drive in South Bend, Ind.; her three brothers, LeRoy, Matthew and Nicholas, all at home; maternal grandparents, Barbara and Julius DeCocq of South Bend; a maternal great-grandmother, Frances DeCocq of South Bend; and by a paternal grandmother, Bette Braun of South Bend. A private service and burial will take place today. The Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, is in charge of arrangements.
1B.1.8B.1B.2. Eric Lee Worsham m 1st) Pamela Jean
Paczkowski Page 28 Jun 1986. Her fathers given name was Paczkowski but he legally changed their last name to Page.
Eric m 2nd) Kristie Lynn Bettancourt
12 Aug 1992 & m 3rd) Tonya Kay Tucker 23 Aug
1997. Child of Eric and Pamela: Anthony Lee Worsham b 31 Aug 1990.
Child of Eric and Kristie: Alexandre Charles Worsham b 14 Apr 1994. (Eric
Rachel Worsham m Floyd Lamar Sanders.
Children: Tanya Ann Sanders, Sonya Rene Sanders, Laminda Lucene Sanders,
Lori La Marr Sanders. (Don Stephens, 2001)
Henry Worsham b 21 Aug 1930 of Tishomingo, MS; d. Oct 1987 of Lakeland, Polk
Co, Florida. He m Aline Murphy.
Children: Ronald Jerry Lee Worsham, Larry Lynn Worsham, Terry Glynn
Worsham, Vicki Kay Worsham, Mary Melissa Worsham, & Connie Sue
Worsham. (Don Stephens, 2001)
Henry Worsham m Frances Risner.
Children: Pamula Coleen Worsham, John Collis Worsham, & James Edward
Worsham.(Don Stephens, 2001)
Elizabeth Worsham b 12 May 1938 m Umbert Joe Portolese
"Umber" 26 Jan 1957, St. Joseph, Indiana. Umber b abt 1931. Children: Donna Kay Portolese, Susan
Marie Portolese, Antonio Joseph Portolese "Tony". (Don Stephens, 2001)
Ruth Worsham m Earl Alfred. Children
Rita Faye Alfred; Leonard Earl Alfred, Jr.; Cherlyn Ann Alfred; Carolyn
Janene Alfred. (Don Stephens, 2001)
Frances Worsham m John Coleman.
Child: Robert Lois Coleman. (Don Stephens, 2001)
Christine Worsham m Roy Clark.
Children: Patrica Lynn Clark, Barbara Ann Clark, Roy Clark , Jr. (Don
Elzie Worsham m Betty Lucille Lindsey.
Children: Anita Carole Worsham, Charles Thomas Worsham, & Adrian
Lee Worsham b 20 Jan 1924, Sheffield, Colbert, AL; d. 8 Aug 1924
of Sheffield, Colbert, AL.
Worsham b 9 Oct 1925, Luka, MS; d. 16 Apr 1932 of Luka, MS.
1B.1.9. Vernie E. Washam b 13 May 1901 Colbert Co,
AL; d. May 1983 of Florence, Lauderdale Co, AL. He m Lizzie
B. b abt 1903 AL.
H. Worsham b 7 Jun 1857 of Colbert, AL & d. 21 Dec 1921 Colbert, AL. (5-1860,
28-1880) He m Ellen
M. Hall 2 Mar 1884 Colbert, AL. She was b 26 Mar 1860 of Colbert AL,
and d. 10 Apr 1945 Colbert, AL. Both are bur. Carytown Cem, Colbert, AL.
M. Worsham b 9 Jun 1889 of Colbert, AL; d 21 Jul 1959 of
Alcorn, MS. He m. Lillian Brewer 4 Jul 1917 in
Tishomingo, MS. The McPeters Funeral Records, 1986 p 97 has Lillian B.
Worsham b 22 Aug 1898 AL d/o Henry Brewer & Donnie Dillon but the SSDI
has b 22 Apr 1898. She died of Cardiac Arrest 27 Aug 1986 Corinth, Alcorn
Co, MS. Charles & Lillian B. Worsham are bur in the Farmington Baptist
Church Cem., Alcorn, MS.
Worsham b abt 1916 of Alcorn Co, MS & m Mr. Finch.
Worsham b abt 1918 of Corinth, Alcorn, MS.
Charles Norman Worsham "Slim" b 5 Jan 1923 of Corinth, Alcorn, MS
& d. 15 Sep 1998 Corinth, Alcorn, MS. He m Verna
Mae Strickland b abt 1927 & d. 14 Sep 1999 Corinth,
Shirley Worsham b 3 Feb 1931 of Corinth, Alcorn, MS, d 24 Mar 2004 Corinth,
Alcorn, MS. She m Hoyt Haynes
b 10 Jun 1930 & d. Feb 1984 Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi. Her obit. is
in the 25 Mar 2004 Daily Journal,
CORINTH - Shirley Worsham
Haynes, 72, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at her daughter's home in
Corinth. A lifelong resident of Corinth, she was born Feb 3, 1931. She was
a retired seamstress and a former restaurant owner. She was a member of
Grace Bible Baptist Church. She had twice survived cancer. She enjoyed
reading. Services will be today at Grace Bible Baptist Church. Burial will
be in Holly Church Cem. Survivors include two sons, Greg and Kathy Haynes
of Houlka, and Keith and Alice Haynes of Corinth; a daughter, Tracey and
Dobby Henderson of Corinth; six grandsons, Brent Henderson and wife,
Kimberly, of Corinth, Jason Henderson of Booneville, Josh Henderson of
Corinth, Keith Haynes II and wife, Dena, of Corinth, and Brenan Haynes and
Brock Owings of Houlka; three granddaughters, Britni Beasley and husband,
Tommy, of Houlka, Kristy Nunley and husband, Jesse, of Corinth, and Zoe
Henderson of Corinth; three great-grandchildren, Tripp Beasley, Brooklyn
Bailey and Abby Haynes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt
Haynes; two brothers, Norman and Houston Worsham; a sister, Verna Finch;
and her parents, Charlie and Lillian Worsham.
Henry Houston Worsham b 5 Mar 1920 of Colbert, AL. He was listed in Shirley
Worsham Haynes' obituary of 25 Mar 2004 stating her brother, Houston died previous
to her death. He is believed to have m Annie
Belle Davis. In the McPeters Funeral Records, page 97, 1986 it was
mentioned "Order by Henry H. Worsham" on the death record of
Annie Belle Worsham b 14 Mar 1914 MS, d 9 May 1986 Corinth, MS of Massive
Cerebro Vascular Accident, father J. D. Davis & mother Anna Myers bur
Rienzi City. Cem. (SSDI) Henry H. Worsham d 25 Nov 1996 Corinth, Alcorn,
1B.2.2. R. Maderson Washam
"Matt" b 25 Aug 1892 of Colbert, AL. He m 1st)
unknown. He m 2nd) Savannah A. Massey 16
May 1915 Tishomingo, MS.
Child of Matt and unknown:
Worsham b abt 1907 of Tishomingo Co, MS.
Children of Matt &
Hallie Worsham b 19 Dec 1920 Iuka, Tishomingo, MS, d. (suicide) 13 Jun 1947
Sheffield, Colbert, AL & bur Oak Grove, Sheffield, Colbert, AL. She m Gillis Lee Emmons.
Linwood Worsham b 1925 of
Iuka, Tishomingo, MS
Worsham b abt 1898 of Tishomingo, MS.
M. Worsham b Aug 1899, Hardin, TN.
Worsham b abt 1859 Franklin, AL (1-1860).
L. Worsham b May 1861 of Colbert Co, AL; d. 8 Nov 1915, Colbert, AL. (vol 6,
cert 299) He m Sallie Milam 14 Dec 1887,
Colbert, AL; b Feb 1871 of Colbert, AL. (19-1880)
Thomas Joseph Worsham b Oct 1863 of Colbert, AL. (16-1880, 45-1910, 56-1920) He m Sarah Emma Williams
Dec 30, 1888 Colbert, AL. Sarah b Aug 1865 of Colbert, AL & d. Aug 1934
of, Riverton, Colbert, AL.
1B.5.1. Mary Ada Worsham
b Nov 1889 of, Colbert, AL & m Joseph Franklin
Wadkins. According to Karen Duncan Sedlecky, 2002, the obit. of
Mary Ella Yarber b Jun 16, 1916, d Dec 21, 2002, bur. Snowdown Cem, Tishomingo
Co, MS m J. O. Lance Wadkins b Feb 24, 1910 Colbert Co, AL, d Feb 24, 1974,
bur. Snowdown Cem, Tishomingo Co, MS; father Joseph Franklin Wadkins &
mother Mary Ada Worsham.
1B.5.2. Cora Ethel Worsham b abt
1892 of Colbert Co, AL; m Joseph Y. Morris
of Tishomingo Co, MS.
1B.5.3. Jessie Lawson Worsham b abt
1895, Riverton, Colbert Co, AL. He m Hilda Mae
Berryman abt 1918 of Colbert, AL. She was b 3 Apr 1899 in Cherokee,
Colbert, AL, and d. Oct 1977 of Cherokee, Colbert, AL.
1B.5.3.1. Ervin Ralph Worsham
b 12 Jul 1918, Cherokee, Colbert, AL; d. 18 Mar 1978, Cherokee, Colbert, AL. He
m Viola Beatrice Lindsey, 4 Oct 1969,
Colbert, AL; b 20 Dec 1910, Cherokee, Colbert, AL; d. 18 Mar 1990,
Huntsville, Madison, AL. Ervin & Viola were bur. in Barton Cem, Barton,
1B.5.3.2. James Worsham b
8 Apr 1920 of Colbert Co, AL; d. 13 Feb 1989 of Colbert, AL.
1B.5.3.3. Infant Worsham b abt 1926, Colbert, AL; d. Dec 1926, Colbert, AL.
1B.5.4. Altha B. Worsham
b Dec 1896 of Colbert Co, AL.
1B.5.5. Gordon Worsham
b 8 Mar 1899 Chickasaw, Colbert, AL & d. Apr 1974 Cherokee, Colbert,
1B.5.6. James Claude Worsham
b 26 Jul 1903 of Colbert, AL & d Oct 1986 Cherokee, Colbert, AL. He m Stella
Gertrude H. Curry abt 1925. Children: Thomas E. Worsham & Doris
1B.5.7. Ora Worsham b abt 1908 Colbert, AL.
J. Worsham b 30 Apr 1866 of Colbert, AL. (14-1880)
She d. 13 May 1881 Colbert, AL & is bur. Margerum Cem, Margerum,
Robert F. Worsham "Bob" b Jan 1869 of Colbert, AL. (12-1880,
1/1869-1900;42-1910, 52-1920; 62-1930) He m Mattie
abt 1901 of Colbert, AL. She was b abt 1875 in AL and was m 1st to Mr. Wallace. From her first mrg. she had children:
Robert W. Wallace b abt 1894 AL, Dewey Wallace b abt 1898 AL & Oscar Wallace b abt
Lee Worsham b abt 1902 of Madison Co, AL; d. 11 Jul 1961 Wayne Co, Michigan.
(8-1910, 18-1920) He m Bessie
Margaret Hill 29 May 1937 of Sheffield, Colbert, AL. She was b 25 Nov 1916 in White
Co, TN, and d. 3 Jan 1997 Garden City, Wayne, Michigan.
( Tiffani Sheridan, 2002)
James L. Worsham m Nancy Lee Bresnaham
& Sharon Hill.
Margaret Ann Worsham m 1st) James Michael Barr
6 Jul 1963 Garden City, Wayne, Michigan. Margaret m & 2nd) Everett Frank Ehlenbach.
(Tiffani Sheridan, 2006) Everett b 26 Jul 1941 & d. 21 Oct 1990 Wayne, Wayne, Michigan.
Shirley Jean Worsham m Patrick Murphy.
Charles Wesley Worsham m Sharon Maden.
Donald Alva Worsham m Lynn Baumgartner.
Ronnie Joe Worsham never married.
Worsham b abt 1905 AL. (4-1910, 16-1920)
Worsham b abt 1907 AL. (3-1910, 13-1920)
Worsham b abt 1908 AL. (2-1910, 11-1920)
Nancy C. Worsham b abt 1911 of Lauderdale, AL.
Jack E. Worsham b 18 Mar 1913 of Lauderdale, AL; d. Sep 1972 of Lauderdale Co, AL.
1B.8. Fannie Worsham b abt 1870 of Colbert, AL. (10-1880)
1B.9. Elam Monrow Worsham Jr. b 14 Jun
1873 of Colbert, AL. (7-1880, 12/1862-1900) He m Grace
Sinor b 20 May 1895 AR & d. 7 Nov 1982 Tarrant Co, TX.
1B.9.1. Clarence Monroe Worsham b
14 Mar 1919 Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX & d. 4 Sep 1924 Webster, LA. He is bur. Mount Olivet Cemetery - Lone Star Section, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas:
Clarence Munroe Worsham Born Mar 14 1919 Killed Sep. 4, 1924 "Dad and Mammas Only Boy"
1B.10. Andrew L. Worsham
b Aug 1876 of Colbert, AL. In 1900 he and his brother, William H, lived in Hardin
1B.11. Ben Worsham b
abt 1888 of Colbert, AL.
1B.12. Terrance? Worsham
b abt 1894 of Colbert, AL.