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1. Harriet Emiline Worsham
b abt 1830 of Granville, NC TN. She m 1st)
Bailey 3 Oct 1848 Benton, MO. Giles Bailey, age 23, and Harriet are in the 1850
Greenbriar, Faulkner Co, AR cens. She m 2nd) John Dempsey
8 Feb 1853 Pope Co,
AR. John was b 1817 Albany, NY. She & John were in the 1860 Casa, Perry, AR.
Census; 1870 Elm Springs, Washington Co, AR cens; & the 1880 Yell Co, AR
cens. Harriet & John are bur Oakley, Yell, AR. (Wanda Lee Beck
Skinner, Eastland, TX, Oct 1999) Harriet had a sister named Arra Ann Worsham b
1829 NC who m Lewis G. Oakley. (see page 352) Arra & Lewis were in the 1860 Carroll Co,
AR Census. They were in the 1880 Yell Co, AR. Census. Arra & Lewis were in
Ranger, Eastland, TX in 1904. (Gayle Triller, 1999) Because of the name of
Simeon in the Dempsey name and because of Arra & Lewis living in Carroll
Co, TN, it is wondered if Harriet & Arra could be related to Francis H.
Worsham & Nancy Parish family of Granville Co., NC. (See p 347) They had a
son Simeon W. Worsham b 1825 who m Jane Sweany 28 Dec 1854 Carroll Co., TN and
another son William S. Worsham b 1838 who m Elizabeth Ann Roberts. William
lived in Carroll Co., TN from 1860 to 1900.
Harriet & Giles children:
1A.1. William Frances Bailey
b 17 Aug 1849 Green Briar, Independence, AR. He m Clemmitine
Nataldia Riggins 20 Dec 1882 Gilkey, Yell, AR d/o James Riggins & Sarah
McCurley. He d 10
May 1927 Ranger, Eastland, TX.
1A.1.1. Mary Elizabeth Bailey
b 21 Nov 1883 m
William Carr & d 11 Mar
1A.1.2. William Madison Bailey
b 28 Feb 1885 m
Myrtle Cook & d 2 Sep
El Dorado, AR.
1A.1.3. Ester Belle Bailey
b 30 Jan 1887 Ranger, Yell, AR & m
d 8 Jan 1966 Ranger, Eastland, TX
1A.1.4. Lou Ella Bailey b 16 Nov 1883 Ranger, Yell, AR
d Nov 1914 Ranger, Eastland, TX.
1A.1.5. Nathen Earner Bailey b 4 Feb 1890 AR & d Feb 1892 Yell Co, AR.
He is bur
Oakley, Yell, AR.
1A.1.6. Samuel Bailey
b 30 Aug 1892 m
Maude Morgan 10 Dec 1914.
1A.1.7. Martin Luther Bailey
b 11 Nov 1894 & d 22 Dec 1960 Ranger,
1A.1.8. Thomas Rufus Bailey b 5 Jan 1896 Yell Co,
AR & m
Mina Ann James
Eastland, TX d/o John James & Henrietta Rogers. He d 5 May 1987 Big
1A.2. Charlie E. Bailey
b 8 Jan 1852 AR & m
Isabelle Huckable 5 Jan 1880 Yell
Co, AR & d 4
1A.2.1. Frances Edd Bailey b 27 Aug 1880
& d 1902.
1A2.2. Fannie E. Bailey b 9 Jul 1883
& d 2 Mar 1968.
1A2.3. Julie E. Bailey b 6 Mar 1886
& d 22 Sep 1886.
1A2.4. Andrew J. Bailey b 5 Oct 1888.
1A2.5. Lucinda Emily Bailey b 18 Dec 1893 m 1st)
Elbert Hillard & m
2nd) Henry Worsham 5 Jun 1913 Dardanville, Yell, AR. Henry Worsham, b AL,
is in the 1900 Galley Rock, Yell Co, AR cens, is living with his mother,
Martha. In the 1910 Yell Co, AR cens, Henry, b. AR, is living with his
brother, John A. Worsham. Henry N. Worsham, age 31 b AR, his wife Lucy E,
age 25, & his mil, Isabell E. Bailey, age 58, are in the 1920 Perry Co,
Child of Lucinda & Elbert:
1A2.5A.1. Robert Hillard.
Children of Lucinda & Henry:
1A2.5B.1. Ruby M. Worsham b 5 Aug
1914 of Lonoke, AR, m F. C. Curton 24 Dec 1934 Jefferson, AR.
Worsham, b 21 Jul 1917
1A2.5B.3. Harold M. Worsham b 23 Nov
1923 of Dudley Lake, Jefferson, AR & m Margaret V Lunceford b 23 Sep 1931.
Harold Worsham was a
math teacher at Leland High School where this photo was taken.
Harold's obit appeared in the 1 Aug 1999 The Commercial Appeal Memphis,
LELAND - Harold Worsham, 75, retired teacher for Mississippi Delta
Community College in Moorhead and Mississippi Public Schools, died of heart failure Sat at King's Daughters Hospital in Greenville. Services will be Mon at Boone Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville. He was a Baptist and a World War II and Korean War Marine Corps veteran. Mr. Worsham, the husband of Margaret Lunceford Worsham, also leaves a son, Mike Worsham of Leland; two sisters, Ruby W. Curtin of Greenville and Syble W. Givens of Natchez; a half-brother, Robert Hillard of Kingston, Ark., and two grandchildren.
1A2.5B.4. Sibyle Worsham
Harriet & John children:
1B.1. Thomas Wesley Dempsey b 14 Aug 1854 AR. He was age 8 in the Casa
Perry Co, AR census; age 15 in the 1870 El Springs, Washington AR Census as Wesley. He is
in the 1880 Spring Creek, Yell AR Census with Harriet Wesley 25 years. Thomas m
9 Dec 1883 Yell AR. He was in Ranger, TX on 11 Jul 1892, 2 Jun 1895 & 12 Jun
1894. He was in Marlow Indian Territory 9 Nov 1895 & Dec 1896. He lived in Moran, TX and
Granbury, Hood, TX for a while. Natt, Simm, & Ben went to see him when he was ill and some
think he lived on the other side of Dallas, TX. They had two unknown children & Tom Dempsey b
1B.2. Samuel L. Dempsey b 9 Dec 1858 Perry, AR
& m Effie.
1B.3. Mary Jane Dempsey
b 17 Feb 1861, AR & m Henry G. Huckably 2 Oct 1879
1B.3.1. Nervy Huckably
b 11 Aug 1886 m
James Mahamia 6 Jul 1905 & d
1967 Shawnie, OK.
1B.4. Simeon David Dempsey
b 17 Aug 1863 Yell Co, AR & m Avo Magnolia
Mansell 3 Dec1891 Yell, AR d/o Houston Mansell & Mary Ault. He is in the
1900 Prairie, Yell, AR Census & living with his parents. He is in the 1910
Stephens Co, TX. Avo d Sep 1920 & bur Bullock, Eastland, TX. He d 23 Feb
1954 Morton Valley, Eastland, TX & bur Bullock, Eastland, TX.
1B.4.1. Henry Ervin Dempsey b 3 Oct 1892 Yell, AR & d 1899 AR.
1B.4.2. Thomas Harvey Dempsey b 9 Nov 1894 Danville, Yell, AR m
Gladys Corene Smith 24 Aug 1929 Ranger, Stephens, TX & d 2 Jun 1973 Gorman,
Eastland, TX. He is bur in Bullock, Eastland, TX.
1B.4.3. Sweetie Dempsey b 29 Dec 1896 Yell, AR & d Jan 1986 AR.
1B.4.4. Benjamine Omar Dempsey
b 23 Mar 1898 Yell, AR & d 1900.
1B.4.5. Mary Ottie Dempsey b 29 Dec 1900, Yell, AR m
Wheat s/o John Wheat & Mary Merchant.
1B.4.6. Levi Roy Dempsey
b 27 Oct 1902 Ranger, Stephens, TX, m Dora
Monroe d/o Ed Monroe & Nita Duchary & d 4 Jan 1989 Stephenville, Erath,
1B.4.7. Dennie Jewel Dempsey
b 5 Aug 1905 Bullock, Stephens, TX m Andrew
Franklin Beck 7 May 1922 Ranger, Eastland, TX s/o George Beck & Katie
Dupree & d 4 Jan 1988 Abilene, Taylor, TX. (Wanda Lee Beck Skinner who
submitted information on the descendants of Harriet Emiline Worsham is a
1B.4.8. Altie Opal Dempsey b 1 Jan 1908 Bullock, Stephens, TX, m Rudy Lee
Wells 5 Feb 1931 Walters, Cotton, OK s/o James Wells & Sarah Pool &
d 27 Mar 1987 Ranger, Eastland, TX.
1B.4.9. Truman Lavord Dempsey b 7 Nov 1910 Bullock, Stephens, TX m Ellen Pockrus d/o Alfred Pickrus & Trythena Eudy.
1B.5. Nancy Elizabeth Dempsey b 10 Oct 1866 Perry Co, AR m
Nathaniel Hames 20 Nov & d 1 Jan 1962 Ranger, TX. Children:
1B.5.1. Mary Ella Hames b 2 Nov 1887 & d 10 Jan 1911 Ranger,
1B.5.2. Debbie Cordelia Hames b 16 Oct 1889, m Alvin Mayhall 23 Apr 1911
Ranger, Stephens, TX & d 27 Jul 1951.
1B.5.3. Lillie V. Hames b 11 Mar 1892 & d 1901 Ranger, Stephens, TX.
1B.5.4. Josie Pearl Hames b 17 Jan 1894 & d 29 Jan 1913 Ranger,
1B.5.5. Ollie May Hames
b 20 Jun 1896 & m Bogue Miller 14 Nov 1915.
1B.5.6. Dewey Sigsby Hames b 25 Sep 1898 Winerdst, Erath, TX, m Maude
Prichard 23 Oct 1927 Ranger, Stephens, TX & d 20 Dec 1991, Eastland,
1B.6. Benjamine Franklin Dempsey
b 7 Dec 1868 Elm Springs, Washington, AR & m 1st) Sintha Elizabeth Dupree 10 Aug 1893 Stephens, TX d/o Franklin Dupreee
& Annie Black. He m 2nd)
Lillian Valentine Dupree 14 Feb 1900 Stephens, TX d/o Franklin Dupree and
Annie Black. He d 15 Mar 1958 Ranger, TX. He & his two wives are bur Mt Zion, Stephens, TX.
Benjamine & Sintha children:
1B.6A.1. Rosa May Dempsey b 26 Oct 1894 Marlow, Stephens, OK, m Riley
Edgar Miller 28 Jun 1914 Eastland, TX s/o Edmond Miller & Julia Field
& d 10 Mar 1974Ranger, Eastland, TX.
1B.6A.2. Edna Grace Eddie Dempsey b 2 May 1896 Marlow, Stephens, OK
Lonzo Archiable Sides 28 Nov 1913 Eastland, TX & d 11 Jun 1968.
1B.6A.3. Cody Neal Dempsey
b 1 Jul 1898 Stephens, TX, m Martha Jane Adams
27 Jul 1921 Eastland, TX & d 11 Jun 1971 Ranger, Eastland, TX.
Benjamine & Lillian children:
1B.6B.1. Sintha Elizabeth Dempsey b 14 Mar 1901
& m Riley O Squires 1921
Eastland, Eastland, TX.
1B.6B.2. Mary Annie Dempsey b 1 Oct 1902 m Walter J Adams & d 25
Jun 1954 Ranger, Eastland, TX.
1B.6B.3. Ernest Lee Dempsey
b 1904 & m Maggie Viola Boney 12 Sep 1924
Breckenridge, Stephens, TX & d 1981 Ranger, Eastland, TX.
1B.6B.4. Herman Brack Dempsey b 6 Nov 1909
& m Hazel Stephens 18 Jul 1931.
1B.6B.5. Jewel Birtha Dempsey
b 14 Sep 1911 Ranger, Stephens, TX, m Earnest F McDouglas 16 Aug 1928 Eastland, TX & d Comanche, TX.
1B.6B.6. Rachel Theo Dempsey b 20 Jun 1914 Ranger, Stephens, TX
Richard Ray Lloyd Smith 3 Dec 1931 Ranger, Eastland, TX s/o William Smith
& Lucy Cudaley.
1B.7. Laura Ann Dempsey b 27 Feb 1871 Denison, Grayson, TX,
m Jack Jiles
Garner 10 Nov 1886 Yell, AR & d 28 May 1958 Danville, Yell, AR. Both are
bur Oakley, Yell, AR.
1B.7.1. John Jessie Garner b 11 Jul 1888 Ranger, Yell, AR
& m Adrena
Cannon 28 Nov 1910 Belleville, Yell, AR. & d 22 Jan 1910 Belleville,
1B.7.2. Mary Elizabeth Garner b 12 Oct 1890 Ranger, Yell, AR
& m John
Porter 8 Sep 1912 Plainview, AR & d 19 Oct 1977 McAlestar, OK.
1B.7.3. Clem Garner b 6 Aug 1892 AR
& m Maudie Stafford 4 Jul 1915
Cedar Hill, AR. & d 9 Apr 1964 Danville, Yell, AR.
1B.7.4. John Wesley Garner b 5 Jan 1895 Yell, AR
m Myrtle Ester Haney
19 Dec 1915 Belleville, AR.
1B.7.5. Elsie Lee Garner
b 5 Apr 1897 Yell, AR & m Reuel Haney 5 Nov
1916 & d 8 Nov 1991 Little Rock, AR.
1B.7.6. Ollie Garner
b 26 May 1899, AK & m Dale Coffee 22 Aug 1917.