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John and Eliza Worsham
1. John Warsham b
1805 NC m
Eliza b abt 1813 NC & is in the 1860
Cherokee Co, AL Census age 55 farmer with $375 Real Estate $200 Personal
Effects. Eliza is age 47. She is 48 in the 1870 Cherokee Co, AL Census. Eliza
is 64 in the 1880 Cherokee Co., AL, pg 267 with her son, John. Their last name
is spelled Washham.
1.1. George W. Warsham b abt 1847 NC (13-1860; 23-1870)
George W. Worsham joined the Confederate Army as a private in Co. D, 34th
Regiment GA Infantry. He was captured at Edward's Depot 17 May 1863, was received as
a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware, Delaware, 9 Jun 1863, and exchanged 4 Jul 1863. He was in the Confederate State
Hospital, Petersburg, VA 18 Jul 1863 & furloughed 7 Aug. (Confederate
Service Records, National Archives, Washington, DC) Another record was in the
1870 Chattooga Co, GA Census by Jim & Barbara Price, 1985, page 100:
W. Warsham, Private Jan 1863 Captured at Edward's Station, Miss, May 16, 1863.
Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del., Jul 3, 1863. Received at City Point, Virginia
for exchange Jul 6, 1863. Wounded at Marietta, Georgia June 22, 1864. Furloughed
for 40 days in 1864. Cut off Company by Federal Army. Enlisted in Co. K 6th
Regt, GA Cavalry Jan 1865. Surrendered at Charlotte, NC Apr 26, 1865.
Merry E. Wedgworth 6 Feb 1873 Chattooga, GA. (Chattooga Co., GA Record of
Marriages, Bk 1A, 1861-1880, p 171. License 1 Feb 1873 & m by A. J. Bryant,
MG) Mary b 1850 Broom Town Valley, Chattooga, GA, d/o William Blaglove Wedgeworth
"Will" & Statira A. Gaines.
(Barbara Harbour Rogers, 2004) She in the 1870 Dist 968, Chattooga, GA census,
P. O. Broomtown age 19 & living with her parents. George & Mary are in the 1880 Cherokee Co., AL Census, age 35 farmer &
his name is spelled Washam. Mary is age 27. George's brother James is living with
them. Farming nearby is Mary's brother Henry C. Wedgworth.
Picture of Merry E. Wedgworth
Washam courtesy of Barbara Harbour Rogers, 2005.
George m 2nd) Vinnie L.
abt 1908 of Chattooga, GA. In the 1910 Chattooga Co, GA census, George W.
is age 64 b NC, living with James T. Wedgeworth, a brother in law, born
abt 1848 GA. George's wife is Vinnie L. age 29 b GA. She was
previously married to a Mr. Stokes and had two children: Lonie Stokes b abt 1904
GA, Ethel Stokes b abt 1906 GA.
1.2. James A. Warsham b abt 1849 NC.
(11-1860; 21-1870; 33-1880)
1.3. Frances E. Warsham b abt 1850 NC. (10-1860; 19-1870)
1.4. Fannie Lucinda Warsham
b abt 1851 NC. (9-1860; 18-1870) m
Samuel H. Tallent
29 Dec 1875 Chattooga, GA. They
are in the 1900 Broomtown, Cherokee, AL census as Samuel H Tallent b May 1848
AL, Fannie L. Tallent b Feb 1848 GA wife, with children: Henry T. Tallent b Dec
1877 AL son, William H. Tallent b Feb 1880 AL son, Alley M Tallent b Dec 1885 AL
niece, William A Tallent b Nov 1888 AL nephew, Ida J Tallent b Dec 1894 AL
niece. Fannie L. Tallent died Mar 1924 Cherokee Co, AL. (Vol: 10, p 4946) Samuel H. Tallent died Nov 1927 Cherokee Co, AL.
1.5. John B. Warsham
b 3 May 1854 Cherokee Co., AL. (7-1860; 16-1870; 26-1880) m Emma D. Bagley 11 Dec 1881 Chattooga, GA. (Chattooga Co., GA Record
of Marriages, Bk 2, 1880-1890, p 93) License issued 10 Dec 1881 & married by G.
W. Wilcox, Minister. John d 4 May 1899 Broomtown, Cherokee, AL bur Mt. Bethel,
Broomtown, Cherokee, AL where his birth is recorded as 1856. (Cemetery Records
of Cherokee Co., AL, 1840-1960, by Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart, Stewart University
Press, 1981, pg 39) Emma Bagley b Feb 1868 Cherokee, AL d/o William Bagley &
Martha E. She is age 13 in the 1880 Cherokee Co., Al Census with her parents.
She d 1930 Gadsden, Etowah, AL. (Family records Kim Morris, VA & Nancy
Warsham, GA, 2000).
John B. & Emma children:
1.5.1. Walter Arnold Washam b
25 Feb 1882 Cherokee Co, AL (17-1900)
3 Sep 1903 Etowah, AL &
Walter d Jan 1936 Gadsden, Etowah, AL bur Forrest Cem,
Gadsden, Etowah, AL. Lula b 1886 & d 1935.
Picture of Walter with other Alabama City officials in 1913 from Etowah
County by Bob Scarboro, Mike Goodson, 2004, Arcadia Publishing.
The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) 13 May 1918:
"Gadsen, Ala, May 13 - Indictments of murder
in the first degree have been returned by the Etowah County Grand Jury against Acting
Chiel of Police Walter Washam and policeman George Harris, of Alabama City. They are
charged with the murder of Hans Holmes, a cook in Company L, One Hundred and Thirteenth
Infantry. ... The findings of the jury were the result of a two-day investigation."
Children of Walter and Lulu:
184.108.40.206. Willie Mae
Warsham b 11 Oct 1914 of Etowah Co, AL & m Roy Davison.
Willie d 4 Mar 1971 Dallas, Dallas, TX. She was bur in Rawlins Cem, Lancaster, TX
6 Mar 1971.
220.127.116.11. Dewey Walter Warsham b 13 Aug 1924 of Etowah Co, AL
& m Carolyn Nancy Gray. Carolyn b 13 Oct 1932 & d 16 Jun 2000
Atlanta, Fulton, GA. Dewey d 4 Jul 1991 of Wright City, Warren Co, MO. (SSDI)
Children: (Nancy Warsham-Weiker, 2002)
18.104.22.168.2. Joe Mark Warsham m
Beverly D. Satterwhite & have child, Nancy Elizabeth Warsham.
22.214.171.124.3. Jackie Warsham
126.96.36.199.4. Kendall Warsham
188.8.131.52.5. Robert Warsham "Bobby"
184.108.40.206.6. Roger D. Warsham m 1st)
Sadie Mae Downen and had a child, Frances Beth Warsham "Elizabeth."
Roger m 2nd) Cathrine Evans.
220.127.116.11.7. Micheal Warsham
18.104.22.168.8. Janice Warsham
22.214.171.124. Arthur Warsham
b 10 Sep 1928 of Etowah Co, AL & d 23 Apr 1975 Tarrant Co, TX.
1.5.2. Horace William Warsham
b 30 Jan 1885 Cherokee Co., AL (15-1900) d 30 Aug 1943 Etowah Co, AL. He m Maude George Ann Stephens
9 Aug 1906 Etowah, AL. Maude b 17 Dec
1889 & d 17 Nov 1983 Gadsen, Etowah, AL. (Social Security Death Index)
126.96.36.199. Cecil Odell
Washam b abt 1908 of Gadsden, Etowah, AL. He m Imo Garrison
b 18 Jan 1906 of Gadsden, Etowah, AL & d 20 Oct 1997 Dallas, Dallas, TX. Cecil d. 25 Sep 1996 Dallas, TX.
188.8.131.52. Herstene Telmer Washam b 4 Nov 1909 Gadsden, Etowah,
AL & m Robert F. Ray. Her obit is in The Messenger, 22
Funeral services were held Tues,
Jun 14, 2005 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Herstene Ray, 95, of Rainbow City who died
Friday, June 10, 2005. Burial was in Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home and
Cremation Service directed. Mrs. Ray was a native of Gadsden and a resident of Florida
having returned to Gadsden in 1976. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and
taught elementary school most of her life having spent the last 17 years of her career as
a kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Ray was a very special person and a loving mother and special
friend to all. She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert F. Ray; parents: Maude
Georganne Stephens and Horace William Warsham; brothers: Cecil, Royal and J.D. Warsham;
and sister: Lois Wall. Survivors include her daughter: Linda Ray Dafoe; grandchildren:
Robert Charles Dafoe and Christie Lynn Dafoe; brother: Billy Gene Warsham; sister:
Margaret Gage. Pallbearers were Ryan Guest, O.B. Works, Michael McCain, Billy Williams,
Randy Williams and Kenneth Herlong. Honorary Pallbearers were Alabama City Chapter 345
Order of the Eastern Star.
184.108.40.206. Lois R. Washam
b abt 1914 of Gadsden, Etowah, AL. She m Mr. Wall.
220.127.116.11. Royal David Warsham b 29 Oct 1917 Gadsden, Etowah,
AL & d 5 Dec 1941 Clay, Florida
18.104.22.168. Arthur J. D. Washam b 26 Apr 1924 Etowah, AL &
d. 17 Aug 1926 of Etowah, AL.
22.214.171.124. Margaret E. Washam b 30 Jul 1926 Etowah, AL & d 29
Jan 2006 Metairie, Jefferson, LA. She m. Matthew B. Gage
b 17 Aug 1926 of Etowah, AL & d Nov 1969.
126.96.36.199. William Gene Washam b 10 Jul 1935 Gadsden, Etowah,
AL & m Martha Gail Mayben 10 Jul 1957 Gadsden, Etowah,
Children: (Duane Lee Warsham, 2009)
188.8.131.52.1 Darryl Gene
Warsham b 30 Nov 1960 Gadsden, Etowah, AL
184.108.40.206.2 Duane Lee
Warsham b 20 Jun 1968 Gadsden, Etowah, AL m Penny Renea
Collier b 18 Jul 1967 m 5 Nov 1988.
Children: Brianna Elizabeth Warsham b 14 Oct
1992, Kaycee Leigh Warsham b 12 Oct 1994, Nicholas Duane Warsham 9 Jul 1997.
1.5.3. Fannie E. Warsham
b Jul 1887 Cherokee Co., AL.(12-1900; 22-1910; 30-1920) m Tom B. Moody b abt 1889 GA.
1.5.4. Lila Pearl Warsham b Jun 1890 of Cherokee, AL. (9-1900)
1.5.5. John William Warsham b 24 Sep 1892 Summerville, Chattooga, GA.
(7-1900). John m 1st) Zulu M. b Feb 22, 1895 & d Jan 30, 1916 Gadsen, Etowah, AL. He
m 2nd) Bertha Eugenie Coker "Genie"
16 Aug 1916, Gadsen, Etowah, AL, b 13 Aug 1891 & d 5 Apr 1973 Gadsden,
Etowah, AL. He d 7 Aug 1961 Gadsen, Etowah, AL.
Children: Lucille Warsham (d/o
Zulu) b 14 Dec 1915; Charles Arthur Warsham, Hoyt Arnold Warsham, Gaynell
Jewell Warsham, Ruth Mabel Warsham & Odette Laverne Warsham.
1.5.6. Minnie Faye Warsham
b 4 Jun 1895 Cherokee Co., AL. (2-1900) m
William Leveit Countryman b 16 Jul 1892 & d 8 May 1958. She d 26 Jul 1979
Gadsden, Etowah, AL.
1.5.7. Arthur E. Warsham
b 11 Jan 1898 Cherokee Co., AL. (6-1900) m
Kent b 27 Jan 1898 & d 16 Nov 1975 (Social Security Death Index) He d 1
1.5.8. Lillie Worsham
b abt 1900 of Etowah, AL
1.6. William Alfred Washam b 10 Nov 1855 GA. (6-1860; 15-1870)
m Zorah E.
abt 1877 of Cherokee, AL. They were on the 1880 Cherokee Co., AL Census living
next door neighbors with the Bagley family. William is age 25 works on farm
& Zorah is age 22. He d 1 Aug 1924 Comanche Co, TX & bur Hanson Cem.
Zora b 21 Jun 1855 & d 29 Jan 1912 Comanche, TX.
1.6.1. Claracy D. Warsham b
abt 1878 of Cherokee Co, AL. (2-1880)
1.6.2. Annie Warsham b Jul 1883 of Cherokee, AL.
1.6.3. Gertrude E. Warsham b Jul 1888 of Cherokee, AL.
1.6.4. Sigur M. Warsham b Jun 1891 of Comanche Co, TX.
1.6.5. William E. Warsham b 4 Jul 1895 of Comanche Co, TX, d 20 Dec 1898
& bur Hanson Cem.
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