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John Wesley Washam & Mary Caroline
1. John Wesley Washam
b 4 Mar 1833 Monroe, TN, d 29 Aug 1914 Gerty, Hughes, OK. (25-1860; 30-1870;
46-1880; 3/1833-1900; 77-1910)
It is possible that John is the son of
Miles Washam "Worsham" b abt 1790 Chesterfield, VA and Mary Ann
Sterns b abt 1795 of Mecklenburg, NC. They lived in McMinn Co, TN. In the 1833
McMinn Co, TN Deeds, vol A, p172, no 4151:
Miles Washam enters agreeably to law the
South half of the South East qr of Sec 22nd Township 4th Range 2nd East of the Meridian,
Monroe County, Hiwassee District beginning South East corner - 29 March 1833- M. Washam
I do certify the above to be a true copy of the records of my office 29 March 1833 Nat
Smith Entry Taken.
I dou assign the within Sertificatate copy to James Swinford - for vallue recvd of him
this 30 day of September 1833.
James Swinford. Miles Washam.
I do assign the within sertificate copy to Charles Hester for value recieved of him this
20 day of October 1836.
James Swinford (his mark)
In the 1840 McMinn Co, TN census is Miles
Washam 2m <5, 1m 50-60, 2 f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40, next door is Levi Cashion
1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 30-40, 2f 15-20, 2f 20-30, 1f 50-60, p135. Levi was b in VA,
lived in Mecklenburg Co, NC and settled in McMinn Co. Levi later moved to Marshall
Co, TN where a probable brother of John Wesley Washam also moved. His name was
William B Washam b Apr 1836 of McMinn, TN & d 13 Jan 1904 of Saline, Illinois.
John & Mary Caroline
m 12 Dec 1858 McMinn, TN by
R. Reynolds, JP. (McMinn Co, TN, Mrg Bk D, p153) She was known as Molly. (Arminta
Renee Sinks, 1999) She was b 28 Jul 1841 of McMinn, TN, the d/o Henry Grayson. John Warsham and Mary are
in the 1860 McMinn Co, TN cens. According to his Civil War Pension File, John W.
Washam served with Co. B, 7th regmt., TN Mount Inf & in 1869 was in
Harrisburg, Saline Co, IL. In 1867 John Washum sold to Baxter Reed property in
McMinn Co, TN (DB O, p324) John Washum and Mary age 20, are in the 1870 McMinn
Co, TN census, #38. John & Mary E. Washum are in the 1880 Jackson Co, AL
cens, his parents are shown as b SC & NC. In the 1900 Hood Co, TX cens, John
W. Washum & Mary C., show his parents born SC & SC. John W. Washam is in
the Hood Co, TX Chattel Mortgage & Lien Register 1899-1901, p. 39, p. 149
& p. 207. John W, age 77, & Mary C are in the 1910 Clark, Dewey Co, OK
cens, with his parents born SC & NC. Mary is bur in Panther Creek Cem,
Hughes Co, OK as Mary C. Washam July 28 1841 - June 27 1913, 71y 10m 29d.
Children of John & Mary Washam:
1.1. William J. Washum b
8 Oct 1859 McMinn, TN, m 1st) Mary, 1880 of
McMinn, TN; b. abt 1858 TN; m abt 1886 2nd) Caroline b. Apr 1865 of TN. In 1860
& 1870 William lived with his father in the McMinn Co, TN cens.(9-1870)
Will Washum with wife Mary are in the 1880 McMinn Co, TN cens. William Washam,
age 41, and Caroline, md 14 yrs, are in the 1900 Lenora, Dewey, OK cens. In
the 1910 Dewey, OK cens, William J. or H. Washum, age 51, md 24 yrs, parents
b. TN, and his wife is Carline. In the 1920 Clinton, Custer, OK cens, he is W.
J. Washum, age 58, parent born NC & TN & Caroline is age 58. In
1930 he is in the Arapaho, Custer, OK cens, as William J. Washum age 70 b TN
with his 3rd) wife Marie age 58 b MO.
J. Washam "Sallie" b. 14 Apr 1862 McMinn, TN (8-1870; 19-1880; 48-1910,
47-1920) m Drew D. Goforth
23 Feb 1878 Meigs Co, TN. Drew b abt 1857 of McMinn, TN.
In the 1910 Jackson Co, AL cens, Drew D. Goforth is age 58 b TN farmer and
Sarah J is age 48 TN. In 1920, Sallie Goforth, sister was living in Clinton, Custer Co, OK
with her brother, W. J. Washum.
1.3. Elizabeth G. Washam “Lizzie”
b 26 Aug 1866 McMinn, TN. (3-1870; 15-1880; 8/1865-1900; 42-1910) She m 1st)
Joseph Guiles 30 Mar 1883 Marion Co, TN, m 2nd) William W. Fletcher abt 1889 of
DeKalb, AL. William was the brother of her sisters husband Thomas Jefferson
Child of Lizzie & Joseph Guiles:
1.3A.1. Oscar Guiles
b 23 Dec 1884 AL. (12/1883-1900; 25-1910) In the 1900 Hood Co, TX and Dewey Co, OK
census is Oscar Guilce, grandson, living with John W. Washum. In the Hood Co, TX
Scholastic Records 1879-1919, Transcribed by Eloise Cramer, Compiled by Jennifer
Nichols: "Osca Guiles, age 15, M, b 23 Dec 1884, Stockton school, 1899-00, parent:
Washam, lives: Sparks farm & Guila Osa age 15, M, 23 Dec 1884, Stockton school,
1899-00, parent: J. W. Washam, Sparks."
Children of Lizzie & William Fletcher:
1.3B.1. Jesse C.
Fletcher b Oct 1890 of DeKalb, AL. (10/1890-1900; 19-1910; 28-1920)
1.3B.2. John Fletcher
Mar 1892 of Hood, TX. (3/1892-1900)
1.3B.3. Mary C.
Fletcher b abt 1903 of Cleveland, Dewey, Oklahoma. (7-1910)
1.3B.4. Jewell Fletcher
b abt 1908 of Cleveland, Dewey, Oklahoma. (2-1910)
1.4. Jessie Coleman Washam “Jess”
b 20 Aug
1869 Athens, McMinn, TN. (1-1870;
9-1880; 41-1910) He md 1st) Eldora A. Peters “Dorie”
abt 1902 of Hood,
TX. She b abt 1887 in KS. He md 2nd) Virginia Clementine b 22 Sep 1867
AR and d. 22 Jan 1952 Tehachapi, Kern, CA. (CA death records) In the
1870 McMinn Co, TN cens, Jesse b. TN is living with father John, & the
1880 Jackson Co, AL cens, is Jesse C. b. TN living with father John. In the
1900 Hood Co, TX cens, Jesse C. b. IL is living with father John W. In the
1910 Dewey Co, OK cens, Jessie C, age 41 b. IL & wife Eldora A. Arminta
Sinks, 1999 wrote: “My Great-great grandparents were Jessie Coleman Washum
and Dorie Peters. Their kids names were Bill, Florence and my great grandpa
Jessie (Jess) Coleman Washum-1912-1999. I found out that my great great
grandpa's mothers name was Molly Washum. I don't know a maiden name. Jessie
Coleman had a second wife after Eldora her name was Virginia Washum, born:
Sep 22, 1867, d Jan 22, 1952 buried in Tehachapi Cemetery, Tehachapi, CA.”
Jessie d Dec 1937 and was bur 12 Dec 1937 Rose Hill Cem, Chickasha, Grady, OK.
Children of Jessie & Eldora:
1.4A.1. John W. Washum b abt 1903 Dewey, OK.
Henry Washum "Joe" b 3 Jun 1905 Rhea, Dewey, OK & d
4 Sep 1964 Ninnekah, Grady, OK & bur Ninnikah Cem, Ninnikah, Grady,
OK. (Joe H. Washum Jr, 2001) He m Agnes Lee Welborn b 15 Jun 1916 Ft. Towson, Choctaw, OK & d 17 May 2001 Duncan,
Stephens, OK. Children: Joseph Henry Washum, Mavin Washum, Shirley Washum,
Troy R. Washum & Louise Washum.
1.4A.3. Florence P. Washum b abt 1908 of Dewey, OK.
1.4A.4. William Franklin Washum b 3 Sep 1909 Dewey, OK; d 7 Aug 1991,
Contra Costa, CA. (CA death records)
1.4A.5. Jessie Coleman Washum b 18 Dec
1912 Ray, OK; d 16 Jul 1999 Bakersfield, Kern, CA & bur Hillcrest Cem, Porterville, Tulare, CA.
(Social Security Death Index) He md 1st) Delfie Opal Fulton
abt 1933 of Grady, OK, b 2 Nov 1913 in Stonebluff, AR
and d 18 Jan 1987 Bakersfield, Kern, CA. Her mother’s maiden name was
Lee. He md 2nd) Leona Blaylock abt
Children of Jessie and Delfie:
1.4A.5.1. David Daniel
b 7 Jul 1934 md Peggy Hight.
1.4A.5.2. Eugene Coleman Washum
b 13 Feb 1938 Chickasha, Grady Co, OK, d. 1 Sep 1990 Porterville, Tulare Co, CA.
1.4A.5.3. Billy Joe Washum
b 16 Mar 1941 Willington, Collingsworth, TX & m Sue Gutherie.
1.4A.5.4. Stella Louise Washum
m Orben Austin Yocum.
1.4A.5.5. Caroline Ann Washum
b 18 Sep 1944, Tehachapi, Kern, CA m Donald
1.5. Martha Luella Washam b 23 Jun 1872 of McMinn, TN. (7-1880)
Ethel F. Witt and her
cousin, Jessica Sturgill, have information that Martha Luella Washam was part
Cherokee Indian, but do not know the ancestry for that.
She m Thomas Jefferson Fletcher 23 Dec 1888 Jackson, AL.
Sand Mountain, AL is in Jackson
Co. Thomas was b 17 Mar 1871 DeKalb, AL & d 1947. Thomas was the son of Andrew Jackson
Fletcher b 29 Jan 1817 Buncombe, NC, d 18 Feb 1891 Collinsville, DeKalb, AL &
Cynthia Jane Lackey b 24 Nov 1828 Collinsville, DeKalb, AL, d 1 Aug 1908 Collinsville,
DeKalb, AL. They m 31 Jan 1850 Collinsville, DeKalb, AL. His brother, William W
Fletcher, married Martha's sister, Elizabeth G Washam. Other siblings are: Sarah E
Fletcher b 1850 DeKalb, AL; James Alexander Fletcher b 15 Aug 1853 DeKalb, AL; Teresa E
Fletcher b Sep 1858 DeKalb, AL; Andrew Jackson Fletcher b 1 Nov 1860 DeKalb, AL; Francis
Marion Fletcher b 15 Apr 1862 DeKalb, AL; John Franklin Fletcher b 17 Mar 1864 DeKalb,
AL; Angeline Fletcher b 1868 DeKalb, AL; Babie Fletcher b Dec 1869 AL; Minerva Jane
Fletcher b 15 Jul 1869 DeKalb, AL; Van Buren Fletcher b 1874 DeKalb, AL. (Ancestry.com,
2006) The first 2 photos are courtesy Ethel F. Witt, 2006. They
are her great grandmother and great grandfather, Martha Luella Washam and her husband,
Thomas Jefferson Fletcher. They were taken about 1946 at Ethel's grandmother and
grandfather's (Bessie M. Fletcher and Benjamin Witt) home in Gage, OK.
Photos of Fletcher
headstone in Gage, Ellis, OK & children of Martha L Washam and Thomas J Fletcher are
courtesy William R. Fletcher, grandson of Clyde Plato Fletcher, a son of Thomas
Jefferson Fletcher and Martha Luella Washam.
1.5.1. Pearl Fletcher
b Dec 1889 of Jackson, AL.
1.5.2. Robert Fletcher b Apr 1892 Hood Co, TX.
Bessie M. Fletcher b Jun 1893 Hood, TX md
Benjamin Witt "Ben" b abt 1888 TX. They m abt 1910. They had a child: Retha G. Witt.
Jessica Sturgill, 2006, writes:
attached a photo of my mother when she was a teenager. Her name
is Retha G. Witt, now Spellman, born February 15, 1939. Her father was Benjamin Witt
who was married to Bessie Witt, formerly Fletcher. As you might notice from the photo,
my mother was much younger than her siblings. Bessie had mom at the age of 46, and our
family has always referred to her as the "change of life" baby. Ben and
Bessie both died within six months of each other during my mother's senior year at
Gage High School, class of 1957, in Gage, Oklahoma. I'm not sure when this photo was
taken, but I have been told that grandpa was ill in the last part of his life, and I
think that it was showing on his face at the time this picture was taken.
Ethel F. Witt, 2006,
wrote, her father, Orie L. Witt is standing behind my grandmother, last on the
right with his hand in his pocket in the above photo. Orie was born 12 May 1918 and
died 11 Jun 2003 of Binger, Caddo, OK.
1.5.4. Myrtle Fletcher
b Feb 1896 Hood, TX.
1.5.5. Sallie G. Fletcher "Sally" b May 1898
1.5.6. June Fletcher b May 1900 Hood, TX.
Girtrude P. Fletcher b abt 1901 of Hood, TX.
Ola Fletcher b abt 1903 of Hood, TX.
Rosy B. Fletcher "Rosie" b abt 1904 of
Clark, Dewey, OK.
1.5.10. Claud M. Fletcher b abt 1907 of Clark, Dewey, OK.
Clyde P. Fletcher b abt 1908 of Clark, Dewey, OK.
Audrey Fletcher b abt 1911 of Sayre, Beckham, OK.
Hazel Fletcher b abt 1913 of Sayre, Beckham, OK.
Florida Kansas Washam b 4 Sep 1874 McMinn, TN; d
Hood, TX; m Smith. (6-1880)
1.7. John Washam
b abt 1877 of McMinn, TN. (3-1880)
1.8. Alonzo Robert Washam b 3 Sep 1882
of Jackson, AL; d 4 Jun 1949 San
(9/1882-1900; 26-1910; 36-1920; 49-1930) He had grey eyes & dark brown hair. He m
Hettie Hester Fletcher "Hattie" abt 1907 of Dewey, OK. Hettie b
19 Mar 1889 Ederville, Texas & d 8 Oct 1949 Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. Hettie was the
daughter of James Osborn Fletcher "Jim" b 7 Jan 1868 GA, d 5 Feb 1952 Yuma, Yuma, AZ and
Sarah Louelle Turner "Lulu" b Mar 1871 Texas.
He is Lonzo, b 23 Aug 1883, in the 1898-99 & 1899-00 Hood Co, TX
Scholastic Record, Stockton School. Alonzo A Washam age 26 AL & Hester W.
are in the 1910 Clark, Dewey Co, OK cens. Photos of Alonzo
and Hettie from Patsy Brooks Family Tree on Ancestry.com.
1.8.1. James George
"Jim" b 22 Jul 1908 Rhea, Dewey,
OK & d 1963 of Yuma, AZ. James m
Wyona Hoy b 8 Jul 1913 & she d Jun 1984 Yuma, AZ.
Jim was a Sheriff of Yuma County, AZ from 1951-1954
when this photo was taken. (From Yuma Co., AZ sheriff web site)
James Eldree Washum md Barbara. In
2003, James was
Worshipful Master of Vegas Lodge No. 32 located in Las
Vegas, Nevada when this photo was posted.
Ronald Lee Washum.
184.108.40.206. Duane Alden Washum
Linda M. Glidewell.
Ralph Lowen Washum m Marci Lou Hayden.
A. Washum b 19 Aug 1910 of Clark, Dewey, OK, d Dec 1981 Yuma, Yuma, AZ.
Haywood m Edith Adcock b 11 Aug 1914 of
Eldorado, TX & d Dec 1989 Yuma, Yuma, AZ.
Haywood owned LA Yuma Freight Lines and
Donald inherited the line later. (Chester Hinson, 2010)
220.127.116.11. Donald R. Washum
Jun 15, 2007 Yuma Sun:
"I don't want them to
widen 14th (Avenue)," said Don Washum, an 75-year resident of Yuma. "I don't
want them to take any stop signs out. If anything, put up some more."
Hester Washum b Dec 1911 of Clark, Dewey, OK.
1.8.4. Opal Naomi Washum b abt
1914 of Clark, Dewey, OK.