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22.214.171.124.2.4. David G. Worsham
22 Feb 1800 & d
20 Oct 1853 & bur Knoxville Methodist Church Cemetery.
Baldwin Co, GA Newspaper Clippings, vol 4,
"27 Feb.1830. Baldwin Sheriff Sale,
One Negro girl... levied on as property of Archer Worsham, Sr, deceased, to
satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Benjamin L. Lester, adm of Archer
Worsham, Jr, deceased, against John G. Worsham & David G. Worsham, Adms of A.
Vol II Macon, GA Newspaper clippings
"9 Jun 1832 Union Temperance
Society of Monroe & Bibb Co, listed D. G. Worsham, Vice president."
Baldwin Co, GA Newspaper Clippings,
DeKalb Co, GA:
"Tues 7 Nov 1837 Union Recorder,
Ezekiel N. Calhoun & David Worsham, file their petition for letters of dismission
from the estate of David B. Worsham, late of this county, deceased."
Macon, GA Newspaper Clippings, Evans,
1999, vol. 6, p. 85 & 86:
"3 Aug 1852 D. G. Worsham for
the Union Whigs of Crawford, meeting in Talbot Co, GA (Whig Party)" & "3 Aug 1852 David
Worsham Marion Co. Whig Party"
Knoxville Methodist Church Cem Crawford Co, GA
#35, WORSHAM, David G. 22 Feb 1800 20 Oct 1853:
"In memory of David G. Worsham Born Feb 22, 1800 died Oct 20, 1853.
He filled for several years the Oriental Chair of Solomon and was a esteemed
and worthy brother among us. He was a ruling Elder in the Presbyterian
Marriages & Obits from Macon Messenger
1818-1865, Rocker, 1988, p.157, 11/16/1853:
Tribute of respect by Jackson Lodge #48 22
Oct. 1853 on death of Worshipful Master, D. G. Worsham on Thurs 20 Oct.
Children on page 312.
126.96.36.199.2.4A.1. John Archer Worsham
Caroline Worsham b 24 Jul 1822 Baldwin Co, GA. Add child and update paragraph
numbers. She m Thomas Hiram Hill 17 Jul 1840
Crawford Co, GA. He was b 12 Nov 1817 of Crawford Co., GA & d. 16 Aug 1887 of Crawford
Co, GA. She was in the 1860 Hazzard, Bibb, GA census age 36 with hus T. H. Hill age 43.
They are in the 1870 Subdivision 8, Bibb, GA census She is age 48 & Thomas is age 59.
They are in the 1880 District 483 Bibb, GA census. She is age 57 & Thomas is age 63.
David Hill b 29 Jun 1842 Crawford Co, GA (17-1860) m
Florence Taylor Mitchell, daughter of Daniel Randolph Mitchell. (Lee Nowell
Radford, 2008) Hiram d 22
Oct 1921 Rome, Floyd, GA. (Lee Nowell Radford, 2008)
Thomas James Hill b 29 Sep 1845 Crawford Co., GA (15-1860) d Sep 1900
Joseph Spencer Hill b 14 Apr 1848 Crawford Co., GA (12-1860; 22-1870) d 28 Aug
Elizabeth Hill b 13 Oct 1851 (8-1860; 18-1870)
Charles Henry Hill b 16 Apr 1855 (7-1860; 14-1870)
William Hill b abt 1859 (11-1870)
Hill b abt 1861 (9-1870)
Sue Hill b 11 Aug 1864 (6-1870)
188.8.131.52.2.4A.3. Sarah A. Worsham instead of
Susan Ann b 1827
184.108.40.206.2.4A.4. James H. D. Worsham.
James d 24 Apr 1907 Macon, Bibb, GA,
his obituary was published in the Atlanta Constitution, 26 May 1907., see photo.
The Atlanta Constitution Jan 23, 1889, p2:
“Macon, GA, Dr. J.
H. D. Worsham elected county physician by county commissioners.”
The Atlanta Constitution May 23 (Tue)
Macon, GA, May 22 Mrs. Elizabeth Worsham, wife of Dr. J. H. D. Worsham,
of this city, died tonight at the age of 71 years. A husband and one
son, Dr. Eugene Worsham survive her. The funeral will occur Wednesday.
The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia 2/5/1914, p3:
Feb 4 Macon, Ga:
If a suit filed here in superior court today terminates successfully for
the plaintiffs, the whole town of Lizella, located near Macon, may be levied on
to satisfy a mortgage given in 1872 by J H D Worsham, then owner of the 300
acres of land on which Lizella now stands. The mortgage was given to James Dent,
but a short time later Worsham went into bankruptcy and claimed the land under
the homestead exemption. When the mortgage came due it was not satisfied, and
Dent secured a judgment which has been kept alive all these years. The land was
later sold to Macon Construction company, which failed and then the property
fell into the hands of E G Harris, who subdivided it and sold it to various
parties, the town of Lizella being established. Mrs. Worsham had lived and kept
the homestead alive, and all this time the execution against the property
remained unsatisfied. Recently Mrs. Worsham died and now the heirs of Dent are
suing the present occupants of the property to satisfy the mortgage...
Eugene Worsham is William Eugene Worsham b Apr 1867
of Bibb Co., GA. (13-1880) He m Daisy L. Akin abt 1891 who was b Apr 1872 &
d 6 Sep 1928 Bibb Co., GA. (Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998) The Barnesville Gazette,
Barnesville, Ga., Thur, 29 May 1890:
May They Be Happy - At the residence of Mr. J. M. Akin, yesterday at
2:30 p.m. Dr. Ed Worsham of Macon and Miss Daisy Akin, were united in marriage,
Rev. W.S. Rogers officiating. A few relatives and intimate friends were present
to witness the pleasant scene. The Gazette in behalf of the community, extends
Daily Constitution Nov 22 1892, p 3:
Dr. W. E. Worsham, son of the county physician and himself a praticing
physician in Macon, became suddenly insane this afternoon and tried to kill his
father. Dr. Worsham, Sr., lives in Vineville and his son has rooms at the
same house. This afternoon, while his father was at the county hospital
making his regular rounds, a messenger arrived with the startling intelligence
that his son was unmanageable and threatened to kill any one who came near him.
Dr. Worsham returned home at once and went to his son's room. As soon as
the young man saw his father, he cursed him horribly, and finding he could do
nothing the old man left. The son then turned on his mother and became so
violent that her screams brought the father once more upon the scene. The
sight of his father seemed to drive young Worsham into a paroxyam and seizing a
razor from the bureau he made a rush, foaming at the mouth and screaming.
With the presence of mind and decision, Dr. Worsham picked up a hammer that lay
at hand and knocked the young man down. The blow inflicted a somewhat
serious wound, but gave time to call in help. Dr. Worsham at once came to
the city and swore out a writ of lunacy against his son. Sheriff Westcott
and Deputy Herrington brought the young man in to jail and locked him up until
the trial tomorrow.
Daily Constitution, Nov 23, 1892, p3 Macon, Ga:
Nov 22- Dr. W. E. Worsham, son of the county physician an account of
whose arrest as a maniac after he attempted to murder his father, appeared in
The Constitution this morning, has been adjudged insane. The jury of lunacy
was assembled at the jail this morning and the scene there enacted was a strange
one. Young Worsham had recovered temporarily from his fit of madness and
appeared to be equally as sane and calm while before the jury and afterwards as
a member of the jury. The evidence of the witnesses was, however, very
plain. It is evident, that the young man's brain has been gradually
growing weaker for some months. He has been subject to fits of melancholy,
followed generally by strange and unaccountable bursts of passion that seemed to
be uncontrollable. The evidence given by the father and especially that
part of it dealing with the attack made upon him by his son yesterday was tragic
in the extreme and the old gentleman was visibly affected during his recital. He
was loath, he said, to strike his son and at first feared that he had killed him
with the hammer that he had used when defending himself against the madman's
onslaught, but it was absolutely necessary to take violent measures in order to
save his own life and possibly that of other members of the family. After
a full hearing of the evidence the jury found young Worsham a fit subject for
the lunatic asylum and he will be kept in jail until a vacancy can be found for
him in Milledgeville."
are in the 1900 Kelsey, Monroe, Georgia census. They are listed as Eugene
Worsham b 4/1867 GA physician m 10, Daisy L b 4/72 GA 4 children & 4
living, Lucile b 1/1892 GA, Jimmie b 8/1894 GA daughter, Eugene b 9/1895 GA,
Winfield b 12/1898 GA. (ED 68, p16) Jimmie should have been listed as a
son. They are on the 1910 Macon, Bibb, GA census. He is listed as Eugene
W. Worsham age 41 m 19 years & Daisy is age 31. In the 1930 Bibb Co.,
GA census W. E. Worsham age 54 wd is living with his son, D. W. Worsham.
Lucille B. Worsham b Jan 1892 Macon, Bibb, GA
James Aiken Worsham b 28 Aug 1894 Macon, Bibb, GA
instead of Jennie who was listed as Jimmie in the 1900 as a female. (14-1910
& World War I Draft Registration)
Eugene Worsham, Jr. b Aug 1895 (1900) Eugene
d. 12 Jun 1907 in Macon, GA. His obit was published in the 13 Jun 1907Atlanta
David Winfield Worsham b 12 Dec 1898 Macon, Bibb,
GA. (1900; 11-1910) When he registered for the World War I Draft he was a blacksmith
at a RR Shop & stated his nearest relative was Daisy Worsham. In the 1930
Bibb Co, GA census are D. W. Worsham age 30 m age 22 with wife Birdia or
Berdis age 29 & children Winfield Worsham, Jr. age 8; Ellis Worsham age 3
years 6 months. His father, W. E. Worsham age 54 wd is living with him.
Mattie L. Worsham b abt 1903 Macon, Bibb, GA
Worsham "Tallulah" Add child. She was born after the 1880
census was taken.
In The Atlanta Constitution 13 Oct
Macon, GA Oct 12. "Miss
Annie Hill, of Rome, GA is visiting her cousin, Miss Lula Worsham, on Huguenin
heights. She is one of Rome's fairest young ladies.
In The Atlanta Constitution 26 Sep
Macon Sep 25, "Miss Lula
Worsham, a highly esteemed young lady of Macon, died today at home of her
father, County Physician J. H. D. Worsham, on Huguen Heights. Her death brings
great sadness to all who knew her.
In The Atlanta Constitution 27 Sep
Macon Sep 26, The funeral
services of Miss Tallulah Worsham were held this afternoon from the residence
of her father on Huguenin Heights, and were largely attended. Internment at
220.127.116.11.2.4A.5. Laura C. Worsham instead of J.
Additional information on children
of David & Elizabeth:
T. Worsham b. abt 1840 Crawford Co, GA. American Civil War Soldiers
has William T Worsham, Georgia, enlisted 20 Apr 1861 as a Private in the
Confederacy. He m Laura E. Wellons. William apparently d. bef. 1883 and Laura
m 2nd) his brother, Charles E. Worsham. Children:
Lillie Malone Worsham b 9 Feb 1870 of Crawford, GA m George B.
Hamilton 22 Apr 1891 Bibb Co, GA. George b 11 Feb 1866 Altoona, Blair,
Pennsylvania & d 22 Dec 1953 Altoona, Blair, PA. They are in the 1930
Altoona, Blair, PA census. Lillie d 18 Jan 1956 Altoona, Blair,
Pennsylvania. (Michael Hamilton, 2004)
Bertie Worsham b 6 Oct 1872 Crawford Co, GA. (World War I Draft
Registration Card) He m Katie Mae who was b 8 Jul 1900 & d 14 May
1989. They are in the 1920 Macon, Bibb Co, GA and 1930 Howard, Bibb Co, GA
Worsham b abt 1874. (Michael Hamilton, 2004)
Cecil Worsham 11 Aug 1875 Crawford Co., GA m Claudia LaBertha Ford
abt 1903. Claudia b abt 1891.
G. Worsham b Jan 1878 Crawford Co, GA, m Francis King Till
1875 of Macon, Bibb, GA.
Jean Worsham b 3 Jul 1881 m Zona b abt 1896 Florida & she d 9
Dec 1995 Coweta, GA. He is in the 1920 Macon, Bibb Co, GA cens, living with
his brother in law, Frank K. Till.
18.104.22.168.2.4B.2 John A. Worsham “Jack” b
15 Jan 1840, d 1 Apr 1909 & Bur Roberta City Cemetery, Section A, Row 2,
Crawford Co, GA. Henrietta Adams b Feb
1844 d 19 Jun 1928 (John Adams, 2001). Henrietta Adams was
d/o Robert Adams & Sidney Manderson of Crawford Co., GA. John &
Henrietta are in the 1900 Crawford Co., Census. John A. b. Nov 1838 &
Henrietta b Feb 1844. Their son A. J b Feb 1882. Her sister Frances Adams b
May 1834 is living with them. Andrew J. is age 28 in the 1910 Crawford Co., GA
Census. His mother Henrietta age 67 & aunt, Francis D. Adams age 76 is
listed with him. In the 1920 Roberta, Crawford Co, GA Census is Henrietta, age
78, living with her sister, Joanna Wilson. Also in the home is Jack Worsham,
nephew, age 35 GA. Jack is probably Andrew J. Worsham. John Adams, 2000,
listed children as: Andrew Jackson Worsham 1882-1914, Joseph Archibald
Worsham, Annie Frances Worsham.
Andrew Jackson Worsham b 14 Feb 1882 Crawford Co.,
GA, d 10 Jun 1914.
John Cook Worsham b 25 May 1878 Banning, CA.
He is believed to be the John Worsham in the Kentucky Historical
Society photo of the Henderson, KY (high school) football team, ca 1895. The
description of those in the photo are: "Top row: 2-Hughs Farmer, 3-Chambers Farmer,
4-Gaston Alves, 7-Gip Berry, 9-Tom Rankin, 10-Earl Berry, 11-Jim Rash. Middle row:
2-Ewing Rankin, 3-Clinton Alves. Bottom row: 1-Bob Knight, 2-John Worsham, 3-Evans
Johnson, 5-Eddie Rankin, 6-William Barret, 7-Herman Roberts, 8-Bob Johnson."
Photo creator was Jenkins & contributed by H. H. Farmer.
22.214.171.124.2.4B.3. David E. Worsham. Bibb
Co, GA Co D - 30th Regiment records:
"Worsham, David E. private September
25, 1861. Appointed Ensign. Tore colors from staff and placed them in his
bosom when wounded and captured at Nashville, Tenn. December 14, 1864. Died,
result amputation of left arm, in U. S. General Hospital at Nashville, Tenn.
February 4, 1865."
126.96.36.199.2.4B.4. Charles E. Worsham
unknown & m 2nd) Laura E. Wellons, the wife
of his brother, William T. Worsham 24 Jan 1883 Crawford Co., GA.
Renumber children of Charles E.:
Walter Vivian Worsham b 6 Jun 1883 Macon, Bibb Co., GA (WWI Draft Registration)
m Alberta Barbara Eisner abt 1912, Alberta b 6 Mar 1890 d/o Fred & Mary Eizner & d 9
May 1979 Macon, Bibb, GA (SSDI) They are in the 1920 Macon, Bibb, GA census. He is age
35 b GA & Alberta B. is age 29 b GA. He d 21 Oct 1922 Macon, Bibb, GA & bur
Riverside Cemetery. (Death Certificate No. 24886)
Louise Worsham b abt 1914
Walter Vivian Worsham b 28 Oct 1920 & d 3 Dec 1988 Macon, Bibb, GA.
He m Louise Elizabeth Pell 11 Feb 1939.
Annie Worsham b Apr 1886 & d 23 May 1987 of Tattnall, GA. She m
William C Hodges.
D. Worsham b Jan 1889.
188.8.131.52.2.4B.5. Virginia T. Worsham
"Jennie" (was 184.108.40.206.2.4B.5.) b Nov 1848 Crawford Co, GA m Jabez
M. White 29 Dec 1886 Bibb, GA. Jabez b May 1839 GA.
220.127.116.11.2.9. John Green Worsham (was 18.104.22.168.2.9.) b 11
Jun 1809 of Lunenburg, VA & d 1 Jun 1886 Chattooga, GA. In Baldwin Co, GA Newspaper
Clippings, vol. 4, 1829-1835, p213; 27 Feb 1830:
Baldwin Sherriff Sale, One Negro girl... levied on as property
of Archer Worsham, Sr, deceased, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Benjamin L.
Lester, adm. of Archer Worsham, Jr., deceased, against John G. Worsham & David G.
Worsham, Adms. of A. Worsham, deceased.
John G. Worsham is named as a child in the will of Martha Gafford. (1851 Crawford Co,
GA Will Book B, p 4)
According to the History of Macon Co, GA, 1935, Hays, p150:
John G. Worsham became a member
of Turner's Chapel, Methodist in 1860 & Eliza Worsham became a member by letter 14 Aug 1859.
William Franklin Worsham (was 22.214.171.124.2.9.1A.2.2.) b 1 Jul 1896 Chattooga, GA & d 10 Nov 1954 Floyd,
GA of stomach &
lung cancer. His wife, Annie Lee Barton b 7 Oct 1898 of
Buncombe, NC & d 26 Apr 1948 Polk, GA. William & Annie bur Bethlehem Baptist
Cem, Fish Creek, Polk Co, GA. Pictures of William & Annie
submitted to Ancestry.com, 2007.
Children: (Melinda Worsham Lyons, 1998)
Annie Laura Worsham b 26 Sep 1921 of Floyd, GA, d 22 Jun
1943 Polk, GA & bur Bethlehem Baptist Cem, Fish Creek, Polk Co, GA.
Robert Lee Worsham b 9 Aug 1928 Floyd Co., GA & d 22 Feb
1989 Rome, Floyd, GA.
Picture of Robert submitted to Ancestry.com, 2007.
Edna Elizabeth Worsham b 15 May 1931 of Floyd, GA & d 16
Oct 2000 Rome,
Floyd, GA. Edna m Mr. Conaway.
Picture of Edna
submitted to Ancestry.com, 2007.
William Samuel Worsham "Billy" b 26 May 1937 Floyd, GA & m
Pope 3 Feb 1961 Buchanan, Haralson, GA. Picture of William
submitted to Ancestry.com, 2007. William & Sandra's daughter, Melinda Gay
Worsham Lyons, is a family researcher.
David Thomas Worsham
Lafayette Worsham "Gus" (was 126.96.36.199.2.9.2.) b 2 Jan 1848 of Crawford, GA & d 25
Jun 1937 of Trion, Chattooga, GA. Augustus m 1st) Julia Forehand
16 Jan 1869 Macon, GA. He m 2nd) Martha M Maples 30 Nov
1871 Macon, GA. Martha b 1 Nov 1853 of Pulaski, GA & d 1 Jan 1915 Chattooga, GA.
Left photo (ca
1920) of Worsham
courtesy Linda Evans, 2009. Photo is labeled: 1. Frances Strange Cochran; 2. James
Worsham; 3. Mack Shamblin (heart attack); 4. William Worsham; 5. Mary Nell Worsham Smith;
6. Bessie Worsham Chamlee; 7. Fate Shamblin; 8. J. L. Shamblin Died in War II; 9.
Carlton Strange died with cancer lungs; 10. Willie May Robinson Triffle; 11. Edna
Sprayberry Worsham; 12. Mildred Worsham Sprayberry died child birth; 13. Mabel
Worsham Broom; 14. May Earle Strange; 15. Charlie Worsham; 16. Jennie Lee Kimble no
relative; 17. Jim Worsham; 18. Willie Kimble Worsham; 19. Pearl Shamblin Westbrook; 20.
Augustes Lafayette Worsham; 21. Emmet Robinson; 22. Luther Shamblin; 23. Guy Shamblin; 24.
Georgia Shamblin; 25. Farris Worsham Mayhand (Mahan); 26. Everette Worsham; 27 Betty
Worsham; 28. Lilla Worsham Robinson; 29. Al Strange; 30. Mammie Strange; 31. Ernest Plumer;
32. Hugh Plumer; 33. Gladys Worsham Plumer; 34. William Worsham Bill; 35. Annie Tinney
Worsham; 36. Margaret Worsham; 37. Austin Scoggins; 38. Clara W Scoggins; 39. Ben
Shamblin; 40. Annie W Shamblin; 41. Clifford Worsham.
Photo on right, ca 1936,
is Augustus Worsham with daughter Annie Worsham Shamblin and her children, Lafayette
Shamblin "Fate" and Jack Shamblin. Photo from Linda Evans, 2009.
Children of Augustus & Martha:
James Henry Worsham b 22 Mar 1873 Macon, GA. He m
Willie L. Kimble 3 Feb 1895 Walker, GA.
James d. 12 Oct 1951 Floyd, GA.
Children of James Henry Worsham:
Ola A Worsham b 24 Jan 1896 Chattooga, GA & d 24 Jun 1897
Clara M Worsham b Sep 1898 Chattooga, GA & d 18 May 1966
Chattooga, GA. She m John Austin Scoggins b 18 May 1892
Gladys Worsham b abt 1901 Chattooga, GA.
Farris O Worsham b 2 Apr 1904 Chattooga, GA & d 22 Nov
1979 Catoosa, GA. Farris m William Mahan b abt 1901
of Wilson, Walker, GA.
James Clifford Worsham b abt 1906 Chattooga, GA & d
3 Oct 1967 Chattooga, GA.
Worsham b abt 1908 Chattooga, GA.
Mildred Lucile Worsham b 24 Mar 1910 Chattooga, GA & d 6
Sep 1938 Trion, Chattooga, GA. She m J. M. Sprayberry.
William E. Worsham b 27 Jan 1917 of Trion, Chattooga, GA
& d 18 Jul 1992 Summerville, Chattooga, GA.
Children of Augustus & Martha: (cont)
Anna Elizabeth Worsham "Annie" b 22 Apr 1875
Bibb, GA & d 16 Feb 1954 Chattooga, GA. Annie m Benjamin
Jerry Shamblin "Ben" b 14 May 1878 of
Wilsons, Walker, GA & d 9 Feb 1939 Chattooga, GA. Annie also m
Pearl Shamblin b Jul 1896 Chattooga, GA.
Luther Augustus Shamblin b 20 Jun 1898 Chattooga, GA & d
20 Nov 1949 Chattooga, GA. He m Georgia b abt 1898
C Lafayette Shamblin "Fate" b abt 1915 Trion, Chattooga, GA.
Jack Shamblin b Chattooga, GA., (See photo above)
Mary Emma Worsham b 7 Oct 1878 of Chattooga, GA & she m
Lilla Augusta Worsham b Aug 1881 in Chattooga, GA & m
Elisha A. Robinson b abt 1879 Walker, GA. Lilla d Nov 1970.
Everett Franklin Worsham b 5 Jul 1884 Chattooga, GA & d May
1963 Tennessee. He m 1st) Bettie Morrow b abt 1886 SC.
Everett m 2nd) Veeta.
Mamie L. Worsham b 30 Apr 1888 Chattooga, GA. She m
Allen Edward Strange b 23 Oct 1888 GA & d 11 Dec 1956
Chattooga, GA. Mamie d 29 Apr 1977 Chattooga, GA.
Mary E "May" Strange b abt 1911 GA
Carlton Strange b abt 1915 GA
Mary Francis Strange b abt 1919 GA
William Alfred Jackson Worsham "Bill" b 6 Sep 1891 Holland,
Chattooga, GA. (8-1900; 18-1910; World War I Draft
Registration) Abt 1912, William m
Mary Anice Tinney b abt 1896 AL. On his World
War I Draft Registration Card, 1917,
William Alfred Worsham lived in Trion, Chattooga
Co, GA and was b Sep 6 1891 Holland, GA. He was employed as a speeder hand in a
cotton mill, had a wife & 3 children, was a member of the Church of Christ & was tall
with light brown eyes & black hair. They are in the 1920
Trion, Chattooga, GA census age 28 with wife Annie age 24 b AL. They are living next
door to Ben Shamblin where his father Gus Worsham is listed. He is listed in the 1930
Chattooga, GA census age 38 widowed.
On right is William
"Bill" Worsham and Mary Anice Tinney Worsham, ca 1911. Left photo is William Alfred
Worsham's children (Mabel Spencer, Bessie, Annice Augusta, Margaret & Harlan Lafayette)
Both pictures are courtesy Linda Evans, 2009.
Linda Evans, 2009 wrote:
William Alfred Jackson
Worsham known as Bill was a devout member of the Church of Christ. Upon the death of
his first wife, Annie, he remarried a relative of hers named Connie Tinney. He was
diagnosed with colon cancer and became worried that since Connie had been married
before that she may not have had a scriptural divorce. As a result, Connie moved into
another part of the house and they never lived together as husband and wife again.
Connie, however, refused to leave. She wanted her part of his assets, if not even the
Mabel Spencer Worsham b 1 Mar 1912 Trion,
Chattooga, GA. (7-1920)
Mabel m 1st) Pruitt
Obedier Broome b 30 Apr 1908 Trion,
Chattooga, GA. Pruitt d 11 Feb 1979 Brownsville, Cameron, TX. Mabel m 2nd)
John Shockley. Mabel d 12 Oct 1989 Trion,
Photo of Mabel
Worsham Broome and daughter Frances courtesy Linda Evans, 2009.
Linda Evans, 2009, wrote:
Mabel was a modern woman far before women were expected to be. Her
husband, Pruitt, abandoned Mabel and her two daughters in 1936. He left for long
periods of time and they finally divorced. She worked at Regal Mills in Trion, GA
and raised two girls for the most part alone. I was always impressed with how well
she handled everything since my own mother did not work.
I remember occasionally spending time with Mabel during the
summers and I will never forget that she took me shopping one day and bought me my
first grown up looking dress. I was so thrilled and also so grateful to her for
doing this. I was afraid my mother wouldn't let me wear it but she didn't say a
Later in life Mabel was stricken with Rheumatoid Arthritis. She
dealt with a vast array of health issues as a result. She remarried John Shockley
but due to her health that continued to diminish and his advancing age, much cannot
be said here about that marriage.
Mable was a wonderful woman and is greatly missed by all who loved
Mary Frances Broome b. 1930 Trion, Chattooga, GA.
Bessie R Worsham b 29 May 1914 Trion, Chattooga, GA.
(5-1920; 15-1930) Bessie m Lowell Chamlee b abt
1911 of Trion, Chattooga, GA.
Linda Evans, 2009, wrote:
Bessie was married to
Lowell Chamlee who drank quite a bit so Bessie worked at GE in St. Petersburg/Tampa
FL until she retired. She raised two children. She occasionally came to visit the
family and I always found her to be fun to be around.
Annice Augusta Worsham "Gussie" b 3 Sep 1916 Trion,
Chattooga, GA. (3 yr 3 mo-1920; 15-1930) She m James Roy
Williams "Ralph" b 28 Apr 1913 Lafayette, Walker, GA & he d 2 Jun 1992 Rossville,
Walker, GA. Annice d 13 Feb 1995 Ft Oglethorpe, Catoosa, GA.
This 50th Anniversary
Group photo of James Ralph
Williams, Annice Augusta Worsham Williams, Mabel Worsham Broom & Margaret Worsham
Collett is courtesy Linda Evans, 2009.
Linda Evans, 2009 wrote:
Augusta, known to most as Gussie, met Ralph while her father was
still living. Ralph was nervous about asking him for permission to marry her, but
once he met him, they liked each other. Augusta's father died a few months before
they were married.
Augusta and Ralph moved first to East Lake, in the Chattanooga, TN
area where Ralph drove a bus for what was then Southern Coach Lines. They then moved
to 201 Longview Drive, Rossville, GA where they purchased a 3 bedroom home that had
been built by a Colonel in the Army that was stationed at Ft. Oglethorpe during
WWII. They lived in this home for the rest of their lives.
Ralph was diagnosed first with colon cancer, then prostate cancer,
than bone cancer and then later with liver cancer. He lived more than 20 years after
the first diagnosis. Although he fought to live, he also fought to continue to love
life. In spite of his illness, he was the first to laugh and to bring laughter. He
had an undying spirit.
In December of 1989 their youngest daughter Deborah, known as
Debbie, was murdered in a robbery at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Chattanooga where she
was a night manager. Ralph found her body and although he lived long enough to get
through the court trials, his laughter died with her.
While still living in Trion, GA with their first child, Ralph was
at work at the Regal Mill when he received word that their house was on fire. He ran
all the way from the mill to their home at 363 Oak St, approximately a mile and a
half. Everyone was alright but about the only possessions saved were the family
Annice Williams m Mr. McIntire.
Linda Williams m Mr. Evans.
Deborah Williams b 15 Mar 1953 &
23 Dec 1989 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. Deborah married Mr.
Posey. She was murdered by two coworkers at
Kentucky Fried Chicken while at work in Dec 1989. (Linda Evans, 2009)
William Elbert Worsham b 24 Apr 1920 Trion, Chattooga, GA
& died of Whooping Cough on 7 May 1921 Trion, Chattooga, GA. (s/o William A Worsham &
Mary Anice Tiney in Georgia Death Certificate No 14087)
188.8.131.52.2.9.2B.1.7.5. Margaret Worsham "Martha" b 28 May 1922 Trion, Chattooga, GA.
(7-1930) Margaret m Samuel Lee Collett "Sam". Sam
was b 1 Jun 1918 & d 25 Sep 1997 Pasco, FL. He entered the US Marine Corps in
World War II on 17 Nov 1942 & became a SSGT. His interment was 29 Sep 1997 in
the Florida National Cemetery at 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL, Section 412 Site
Linda Evans, 2009 wrote:
Margaret was the youngest
girl in her family. She was attractive, even as she grew older. She married Sam
Collect who was also a great guy. Sam fit right into the family. They later divorced
but when Sam became ill, Margaret took care of him until he died. They lived in St.
Petersburg FL and Margaret also worked at the GE Plant.
Harlan Lafayette Worsham b 28 Sep 1924 Trion, Chattooga,
GA (5-1930 & World War II
Army Enlistment) & d 29 Dec 1981 Anoka, Anoka, Minnesota.
(SSDI & Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2008 has mother's maiden name as Tenny) He m
Beatrice Elsie Franson "Bea" Jul 1958 in Pinellas, FL.
Photo of Harlan
Lafayette Worsham in the Army and Harlan Augustus Worsham family are courtesy Linda
Linda Evans, 2009 wrote:
I was a young girl when I
first met Harlan. He was in the military and came to stay with us for a while. I
found him to be a lot of fun. In his younger years, Harlan drank and this was
something that I had never seen in my family. I was nervous about him because of
that but once I met him I found him to be a wonderful person. Harlan met Beat later
in life than most men did and fell in love. He never took another drink. Bea was
from Minneapolis, MN so they made their home there and have four children. He was a
terrific uncle although we didn't see him a lot once he moved away. We stayed in
touch and visited back and forth some. Harlan had a massive heart attach and died a
few years back. I sure do miss him!
Sheryl Lynn Worsham
Susan Renae Worsham
Harlan Lafayette Worsham
Vera N. Bell Worsham b 29 Aug1927 Trion, Chattooga, GA &
d 10 May 1931 Trion, Chattooga, GA.
184.108.40.206.2.9.3. David Marcellus Worsham
A. Hense 18 Dec 1881 Chattooga, GA. (Chattooga Co., GA. Record of
Marriages, Bk 2, 1880-1893). Ellen is the daughter of Peter Hense and his 1st)
wife, Stacy. Peter, a farmer, was b Apr 1814 in Prussia and immigrated
to the US in 1828, and naturalized in 1846. In 1850 he is a farmer in
the Seminole, Chattooga, GA census as Peter Heine age 25 b Europe, wife is
Stacy is age 23 b TN and son Morris M. age 3 b GA Also in the home is Rebecca
Smith age 69 b TN who may be Stacy's mother. Ellen is in Peter Hense's
household in the 1860 Chattooga Valley, Chattooga, GA census as Eleanor Hense
age 3 b GA. In the 1870 District 1028, Chattooga, GA census she is Ellen Hens
age 13 b GA and the 1880 Coldwater, Chattooga, GA census she is Ellen Hens age
23 b GA. Peter Hense m 2nd) Mrs. Amanda Bryson (Brison) abt 1858. Amanda was
b Feb 1828 in SC.
Peter & Stacy Hense children:
1. Morris M. Hense b Jun 1847
2. Robert Leeander Hense b abt 1851 Chattooga, GA
3. Horatto Hense b abt 1853 Chattooga, GA
4. Elizabeth Hense b abt 1855 Chattooga, GA
5. Ellen "Eleanor" Hense b abt 1857 Chattooga, GA
Peter & Amanda Hense children:
1. Susan Hense b abt 1859
2. Virginia Hense b abt 1862 Chattooga, GA
3. Emma B. Hense b Jun 1867 Chattooga, GA
Ellen b 17 May 1857 of Chattooga, GA, d 8 Nov
1938 of Chattooga, GA & is bur New Hope Baptist Church South Cemetery, Chattooga Co, GA.
Children of David & Ellen:
Lee Worsham m 1st) Lola Lee b 8 Sep
1893 & d 26 May 1928. Edward m 2nd) Lena Daisy
Foster b. 23 Nov 1883; p 150 of "Hill and Hill-Moberly
Connections of Fairfield Co, SC", 1961, by George A. Hill. Edward d. 11
Feb 1957 and is bur New Hope Baptist Church South Cemetery, Chattooga Co, GA. Lena d 22 Jul 1978 Star Buck, Pope, Minnesota.
Child of Edward & Lola:
Child of Edward & Lena:
(Lawrence Glenn Hardin, 2000)
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168B.1. Chrystine Warsham
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199B.1. Jennile Warsham
Floyd Worsham b 12 Sep 1884 m Martha E. White.
Children: (Donna Worsham, 2005)
White Worsham "Pete" b 3 Jun 1909, d 25 Aug 1976, m 26
Apr 1939 Cleo Virginia Whitley. Cleo b 14 Aug
1919 & d 20 Sep 2003 Lyerly, Chattooga, GA.
R. Worsham. His orbit reads: Bobby R. Worsham, 57, of Cross Lanes
passed away Mar 26, 2001, at his home. He attended Cross Lanes United
Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. He worked as an
assistant regional manager for Americredit. He is survived by wife, Brenda
Cochran Worsham; son, Christopher R. Worsham of Cross Lanes;
daughter, Jennifer Goff of Charleston; mother, Cleo Worsham of Holland,
GA; grandson, Ryan Goff. service Sat, Mar 31, at New Hope South Baptist
Church, Lyerly, Ga. Burial will be in New Hope South Baptist Church Cem.
(Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia), Mar 28, 2001, p 8A)
Lucille Worsham b 3 Feb 1911, m 25 May 1935 Gordon
D. Green. Gordon b 18 Apr 1910 & d 7 Jul 1974 of Summerville,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3. John Turner Worsham
"Buck" b 18 May 1912, d 26 Sep 1974 and m 26 Apr 1939 Ruby
Eual Whitley. Ruby b 9 Feb 1914 & d 30 Sep 1990 of Summerville,
Jerry Worsham was an only child and married another only child, Nellie
Jo Jackson. They had a son John Jerry Worsham who m Donna. (Donna
Edward Worsham b 22 Jan 1915, d 17 Oct 1965 and m Dec 1936 Mary
Nell Bloodworth, the dau of Odie & Lena Bloodworth. Mary b abt
1921 of Chattooga, GA.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.5. Helen Lorraine Worsham b 9
Apr 1916. She never married.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.6. David Marcellus Worsham b
1 Jul 1918, d 18 Jan 1955.
188.8.131.52.4. Henry Worsham
(2nd paragraph) Quote from Nova Lemons
1808, George Worsham’s great-great-grandson Henry left Virginia with his new
wife, Martha Lee Farley of Nottoway Co., Virginia. They went to Baldwin County, Georgia where some Worsham cousins lived
..." Should be "About 1811,
great-great-grandson Henry left Virginia with his new wife, Martha Lee Farley
of Nottoway Co., Virginia. They
went to Baldwin County, Georgia where his brothers David G. Worsham &
Archer lived ...". George did not show up on the Baldwin
County Tax Rolls until 1811 (James Worsham, 2005) and grandchildren were born
in VA as late as 1809.
James Worsham, 2005 writes:
After selling land in Nottoway
County, Virginia, in 1811, Henry and wife Martha, along with their two
children Albert Malone and James Henry, moved to Baldwin County, GA. Henry is
listed on the 1818 Baldwin County Tax List. Henry's brothers, Archer and
David, also moved to GA in 1811
By 1820, Henry and Martha (and 6
children: Albert Malone, James Henry, Bolin Greene, William Washington, Robert
Fitzgerald, and Martha Frances) moved to East Feliciana Parish, LA. The
Louisiana Purchase of 1801 being accomplished by President Thomas Jefferson,
Henry named his 3rd son born in Louisiana, Thomas Jefferson Worsham. The
children of Henry and Martha, born in LA, were Samuel Jackson, Matthew Gaulden,
Thomas Jefferson, John Farley, Eliza Maria, and Lucius Edgar.
Three of Henry's children died in
1832 (Robert, Matthew, Lucius); Henry died in 1833. Perhaps the cause was
yellow fever. Henry is buried (probably) in the only Catholic cemetery in New
Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.
Henry is listed on the 1830 Federal
Census, page 134, Iberville Parish, as Henry Wisham
184.108.40.206.4.2. James Henry Worsham married
Margaret F. McKneely.
James Henry Worsham d 20 Jul 1850 East Feliciana, LA. Margaret F. McKneely Worsham
was a slave owner and was listed as M. Worsham in both the 1860 slave schedule and the
1860 census. The 1860 slave schedule lists the following slaves: age 70 male black; age
53 female black; age 52 female black; age 26 male black; age 26 male black; age 25 male black;
age 24 female mulatto; age 22 Female black; age 20 female black; age 16 female black; age
12 male black; age 12 male black; age 11 male black; age 6 male black; age 4 female black;
age 3 female black; age 2 female black; age 2 male mulatto. This Worsham slave
family is in the N. Worsham section of Worsham
and Washam Family History.