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184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Lula John Worsham
"Lulu", daughter of John Jennings Worsham, b 8
Sep 1863 Memphis, Shelby Co, TN. She m Benoli Hardin Wilson "Benjamin" 18 Nov
1880 in De Valls Bluff, Prairie Co, AR. Benoli was b abt 1859 KY. Lula died 16 Feb 1916 in Tifton, Tift Co,
Picture of Lula from Sally S
Lula John Worsham Wilson obit was provided by Kathy
18.104.22.168.1.1.5. Henry Moody Worsham m Mary
Dickson 5 Dec 1846 in St Louis, MO. (vol 3, p 327) Henry d 11 Apr
1872. His death cert is of St Louis, MO, address: Brooks Point. Henry and his
son, Charles, both worked and died on the steamer Oceanus on the Mississippi
River. In the Petersburg Index (Petersburg, Virginia) Apr 13 1872, p2:
IL: "At four this morning the steamer Oceanes, from Red River to St. Louis,
when near Brooke's Point, thirty miles above Cairo, exploded her boiler, blowing
her upper works almost entirely away, immediately after which the wreck took
fire and burned to the waters edge. ... Chas. Worsham, second clerk, Jules
Dempewolf, steward, and Charley Murray, cabin boy, were found dead floating on
the river, all with life preservers on, and were brought here by the steamer
Shrave. It is supposed that the were chilled to death. ..."
4/20/1872 Defiance Democrat (Defiance, Ohio) mentions Henry:
Walsham, first clerk, was not seen after the explosion. He was expected to go
through Cairo by rail, but was not seen on the boat after leaving here."
F Worsham b abt 1848 St. Louis, MO, d Apr 11, 1872 on the steamer Oceanes with his father near near Brooke's Point, MO.
22.214.171.124.1.1.6. William H. Worsham.
William d 19
Jan 1857 St Louis, MO, address: N Y House. His wife Frances J. is listed in the
1880 St Louis, St Louis, MO census pg 310C, age 53 b OH & living with her
daughter Lavinia W. Wilkins age 34 b OH & her children: Willie C. Wilkins
age 12 b TN; Katie W Wilkins age 6 b TN. Listed also in the household of Lavinia W. Wilkins is Kate Horne, sister, age 30 b OH & Kate's husband John
H Horne age 38 b IRE.
Martha C Worsham m George
Shall 28 Oct 1841 St Louis, MO. (vol 2, p. 348)
126.96.36.199.1.1.8. James Edwin Worsham d 16 Aug 1869 St
Louis, MO, address: Planters House.
188.8.131.52.2.2.3. Lucy Jones Worsham b abt 1784 m Edward
Travis, Jr who was b 1 May 1784 Brunswick Co. VA s/o Edward Travis, Sr
& Clarissa Waller. Edward d 22 Sep 1846 Paris, Henry Co, TN & bur
Travis Family Cem., located on the Dresden Hwy, Paris, Henry Co, TN.
Lucy died Edward m. Margaret Blanton 15 Jul 1816 Mecklenburg Co, VA. Margaret
b. 6 Nov 1798 Mecklenburg, VA d 6 Jun 1833 Henry Co, TN bur Travis Family Cem,
Henry Co, TN. (Paul W. & Joyce E. Jones & their daughter, Beverly Carrigan; John Humphreys, 2004) Children of Edward Travis &
Margaret Blanton: 1) Sarah Millington Travis b abt 1819 m. Wesley Warren 6 Aug
1839 Henry Co, TN bur City Cem., Parish, Henry Co., TN; 2) Martha Marriah Travis b abt 15
Jan 1822 m Isham Green Harris 6 Jul 1843 Parish, Henry, TN, d
20 Jan 1897 Parish, TN & bur Elmwood Cem, Memphis, Ehelby, TN; 3) William
Edward C Travis b 3 Jul 1824 d 16 May 1904 Henry Co, TN m Narcissa Eldredge
Hagler 10 Sep 1845 Henry Co, TN; 4) Mary Elizabeth Travis b 6 Jun 1825 m John
Crutchfield 31 Dec 1840 Henry Co, TN. Son: John Westley Crutchfield; 5) James
Ludson Travis b abt 1828 m 1st) Sophia L Covington 12 Jan 1852 Henry Co, TN
& 2nd) Elizabeth A Calhoun 16 Oct 1860 Memphis, Shelby, TN; 6) Ludson
Worsham Travis b abt 1830 m. Sophia Anna Crump 6 Aug 1851 Henry Co, TN d 24 Aug
1864 Shreveport, LA but Alexandria, LA.
Edward wrote his will 10 Sep 1846 from John Humphreys, 2004:
"I Edward Travis of the County of Henry
& State of Tennessee do make ordain, publish and declare my last will and
testament as follows towit: It is my will and desire that my three negroes
Marilla a girl, Randle a boy and Dick a boy the children of Lucy, shall remain
in the possession of Isham G. Harris, my executor, hereinafter named, until the
youngest of them shall arrive at the age of eighteen years, at which time my
said executor shall, if it is their desire to do so, remove the said Marilla,
Randle and Dick to some of the free States of the United States, and shall
expend the sum of Five hundred dollars in purchasing them a home and the
necessities of life, and liberate and settle them there, and in the case of said
Marilla, Randle & Dick, or either of them, should not desire to remove then
and in that case they shall still remain in the possession of the said Isham G.
Harris and should either one of them choose to remove, it shall be the duty of
the said Isham G. Harris to remove and settle such one, or more, and appropriate
and expend a proportionate part of the said sum of five hundred dollars in
purchasing that one or more a home and the necessary provisions to enable them
to live until he, she and they shall be able to procure a livelihood, and in
case they or either of them should not at the time mentioned above elect to
remove, and should at any time thereafter during their lives elect to go, it
shall be the duty of the said Isham G. Harris to remove them, or either of them,
and settle and furnish as above directed, but at no time shall the said Isham G.
Harris be bound to expend more than the said sum of five hundred dollars in
purchasing a home & provisions for them or a proportionate part thereof in
case one or more but not all should elect to go and in the meantime, during the
time they shall remain in the possession of the said Harris, he shall treat them
in the same way he treats his own slaves, and they shall serve in the same
manner as though they were his own property, and for and in consideration of the
trouble and expense said Isham G. Harris shall be at in raising the said Marilla,
Randle and Dick, and as full compensation for the said sum of five hundred
dollars which he is hereby required to expend for them, I give and bequeath to
him the said Isham G. Harris, his heirs and assigns forever two negro slaves
towit: Lucy (the mother) and Jessie, the brother of the said Marilla, Randle
& Dick, and in case of said Marilla, Randle and Dick or either of them
should never elect to remove to a free State then and in that case they, that is
such as shall elect to remain, shall remain to the said Isham G. Harris and his
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Martha M. Harris, wife of Isham G. Harris,
the following slaves towit: Licia and her three children, Nat, Adaline and
Wiley, and any increase which they may have hereafter this date, to her and her
I give and bequeath to my son, Edward L. Travis, and the negro man named Jim
(known as Jim Bright) to him the said Edward, and his heirs and assigns forever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth C. Glisson, wife of William W.
Glisson, the following slaves, towit: Sam and Leanna to her the said Elizabeth
and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to Robert L. Travis, his heirs and assigns forever the
following slaves towit: Yellow Stephen, Susan his wife & old Davy.
I give and bequeath to my son Joseph H. Travis, his heirs and assigns forever,
the following slaves towit: Jim (known as little Jim), Mariah & her child
Betsey, and old Harmon.
I give and bequeath to my son, Benjamin W. Travis & his heirs forever, the
following slaves to wit: Nathan, Isaac & Matilda.
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Sarah M. Warren wife of Dr. Westley Warren
the following slaves, towit: Charlotte and her two children, Mary and Green, to
her the said Sarah M. and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my son, William E. Travis & his heirs forever the
following slaves, to wit: Stephen (known as big Stephen) Judy and Peter. Also
Washington's writings in 12 volumes.
I give and bequeath to my son James L. Travis and his heirs forever, the
following slaves, to wit: Anthony, Davy (known as little Davy) and Isaac (known
as little Isaac) Also one bed & furniture the Sporting Magazine in 13
volumes, a Portrait Gallery in 4 volumes.
I give and bequeath to my son Ludson W. Travis and his heirs forever, the
following slaves, towit: Tazewell and Fanny. Also two hundred dollars in cash
and one bed and furniture.
I give and bequeath to my grandson John Wesley Crutchfield, two hundred dollars
to be paid by my Executor as soon as that amt. shall be collected by him to the
guardian of said John Wesley Crutchfield, but to be held by him in trust and
loaned out at interest until the said John W. shall arrive at the age of twenty-
one years or marries, when it with all the interest thereon shall be by him paid
over to the said John W. Crutchfield, but in case the said John W. should die
before he arrives at the age of twenty- one years or marries, the said trustee
shall divide the said sum amongst my children as the residue of my property is
hereinafter directed to be divided.
Whereas I have heretofore given to the father of my two grandchildren, James and
Thomas McMeans, his full share of my estate I have nothing now to give them, but
leave them to and desire them to be kindly treated by their uncles and would
recommend that they should be bound to learn some good trade.
It is further my will and desire that my real Estate shall be sold upon a credit
of one and two years, and my personal property remaining after the foregoing
bequests upon the usual credit of twelve months, and in case an opportunity
should offer and my executor should deem it best so to do, he is hereby fully
authorized and empowered to sell my real estate or blooded stock at a private
sale, and in case it is not privately sold he shall sell the same at public sale
and sign, seal, execute and deliver deeds of conveyance or bills of sale for the
same, and after the payment of all my just debts the residue of my estate shall
be equally divided between the following of my children towit: Elizabeth C.,
Robert L., Joseph H., Benjamin W., Sarah M., Martha M., William E. , James L.,
and Ludson W. leaving out my eldest son Edward L. and the representatives of my
daughter Margaret McMeans, as they have received more heretofore than the
It is further my will and desire that my executor shall pay, and it is hereby
expressly charged upon my estate, a debt contracted by my son William E. Travis
in the purchase of a house from Mr. Kirby.
It is further my will and desire that in case any or either of my children or
legatees should be dissatisfied with the manner in which I have distributed my
property herein, or from any other cause shall institute any suit or suits for
the purpose of setting aside all or any of the provisions of this will, then and
in that case the property heretofore bequeathed to such one or ones shall and it
is hereby expressly withdrawn, and such property as is herein bequeathed to him
or her or them shall be Equally divided among the other residuary legatees as
above named, and I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Isham G. Harris of
Paris, Tennessee Executor of this my last Will and testament, and I do hereby
further appoint the said Isham G. Harris guardian of my son Ludson W. Travis.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this tenth
day of September AD 1846 /s/ Edward Travis (seal) Signed, sealed published and
declared in the presence of B. C. Brown & James Leeper
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Edward Llewellyn Travis "Ned" b 30 Oct 1805
Mecklenburg Co., VA m. Adeline Ariana Stith 28 Dec 1831 Henry Co, VA. Adeline b
abt 1814. He d 1888 Brunswick Co., VA.
Edward & Adeline children:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Edward Warren
Travis b abt 1842 m. Mary & had children: Ida Travis; Edward L Travis;
Bettie F Travis; Mary A Travis; Stanford R Travis; Annie L Travis; Paul
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2. Lucy I Travis b abt 1844
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3. Joseph H Travis b abt 1847 d 1918 m. Mary Helen Donaldson
who was b 21 Sep 1848 d 13 Feb 1904.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Elizabeth Clary Travis b Mar 1807
Mecklenburg Co., VA m 1st) Dr Gaines F Clarke abt 1829 Henry Co, TN & 2nd) William W Glisson abt
1838 Henry Co, TN. She d 23 Jul 1890 Weakley Co, TN & bur in Travis Family
Cem, Henry Co, TN.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Robert Ludson Travis b 16 Apr 1808 Mecklenburg Co, VA m 1st)
Amanda A. Hicks 11 Jan 1832 Henry Co, TN who was b 15 Aug 1815. He d 27 Jun 1869 and is bur Clifty
Cem, Parish, Henry Co, TN.
Robert & Amanda children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1. John Worsham
Travis b 24 Sep 1832 Henry Co., TN d. 2 Nov 1891 Henry Co, TN bur Clifty Cem,
Henry Co, TN. He m 1st Ellen Sarah White 27 Nov 1866 Henry Co, TN. Ellen b 25
Aug 1842 Henry Co, TN d 17 Apr 1868 Henry Co, TN. He m 2nd) Mary Louise
Dawson 11 Apr 1872 Henry Co, TN. Mary b 16 Jan 1848 d 7 Sep 1917. Children:
Agnes Travis; George Travis; John Worsham Travis b. 4 Dec 1875 d 16 Aug 1953 m
Anna Blanche Crawford ; Robert Travis b 1879; Hartman P Travis b 9 Jan 1884 d
27 Sep 1964.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Edward Travis b 9 Aug 1834 Henry Co, TN d 6 Mar 1855 Paris,
Henry, TN bur Clifty Cem, Paris, Henry, TN.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3. Annie Eliza Travis b 10 May 1837 Henry Co, TN d 7 May 1904
Paris, Henry, TN bur Clifty Cem, Parish, Henry, TN
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4. Susan E. Travis b 17 Aug 1839 Marshall Co., MS d 3 Mar 1928
Paris, Henry, TN but Clifty Cem, Paris, Henry, TN.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5. Sarah Warren Travis b 22 Sep 1842 Paris, Henry, TN d 3 Aug
1844 Paris, Henry, TN bur Clifty Cem, Paris, Henry, TN
.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.6. Lucy Travis b 19 Nov 1844 Paris, Henry,
TN d 29 Jan 1845
Paris, Henry, TN bur Clifty Cem, Paris, Henry, TN
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.7. James Hicks Travis b 7 May 1847 Paris, Henry, TN d 19 Sep
1918 Paris, Henry, TN bur Clifty Cem, Paris, Henry, TN
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8. Warren Travis b 12 Dec 1855 Paris, Henry, TN d 4 Sep 1856
Paris, Henry, TN but Clifty Cem, Paris, Henry, TN.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Joseph Hutchings
Travis (Dr.) b 18 Nov 1810 Mecklenburg Co, VA d 28 Jan 1886 He m 1st)
Elizabeth C. Biles abt 1837; 2nd) Elizabeth J Crump 24 Nov 1842 Henry Co, TN
who was b abt 1824 England & 3rd) Sarah E Atkins Wynns 28 Oct 1863 Henry
Co, TN. He d 28 Jan 1886 Henry Co, TN & bur Travis Family Cem, Henry Co,
Joseph & Elizabeth Biles children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11A.1. Joseph J Travis
b abt 1839
Joseph & Elizabeth Crump children:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124B.1. Victorine Travis b abt 1846 m Newton McColough d 18 Feb
1884 bur Travis Family Cem, Henry Co, TN
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52B.2. Sarah Travis b abt 1848 m C M Kennerly
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11B.3. Robert Travis b abt 1851
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124B.4. Morris Travis
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52B.5. Emma Travis m Professor Troutt
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11B.6. William Travis m Miss Thornton, moved to Bowling Green,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124B.7. Sallie Travis m C M Kennerly
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52B.8. John J. Travis b 14 Nov 1859 m
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11B.9. George W. Travis b 19 Mar 1862 d 20 Jul 1862 Henry Co, TN
bur Manleyville Cem, Henry Co, TN
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Benjamin Waller
Travis b 20 May 1812 Brunswick Co, VA m 1st) Lucy Rebecca Randle 9 Dec 1831
Henry Co, TN who was b 14 Feb 1817. He d 29 Jul 1882 Dresden, Weakley Co, TN
bur Mt. Vernon Cem, Sharon, Weakley, TN m 2nd Mary Jane Dismukes 29 Dec 1840
Henry Co, TN.
Benjamin & Lucy children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52A.1. Edward Champion
Travis b 2 Sep 1832 d 17 Jun 1890
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11A.2. Littleton Walter Travis b 16 Aug 1834 d
9 Dec 1925 m Narcissa Jane Roberts
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124A.3. Joseph Hutchings Travis b 26 Jun 1836 d 11 Dec 1868 m
Eudora Carolyn McKeen
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52A.4. Frances Margaret E Travis b 1 Dec 1837
Benjamin & Mary children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11B.1. Martha Ann Travis
b 20 Oct 1842 d 24 Feb 1919 m Peleg M. Rogers
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124B.2. James Edward Travis b 27 Jun 1844 d 3 May 1918 m Laura
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52B.3. Louisa Violet Travis b 2 Feb 1847 d 26 Nov 1922 m Thomas N.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11B.4. William Gleason Travis b 31 Dec 1848 d 23 Jun 1910 m. Julia
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124B.5. Sarah W Travis b 34 Aug 1851 d 23 Mar 1878 m Edward Andrew Maloan
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52B.6. Mary Lucinda Travis b 20 Nov 1854 d 8 Mar 1888 m Edward L.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11B.7. Robert Daniel Travis b 8 Jan 1858 d 7 Jul 1920 m Lucy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124B.8. Narcissa E Travis b 21 May 1860 d 22 Mar 1886
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Margaret Worsham
Travis b abt 1814 Mecklenburg Co, VA m James R. McMeans abt 1831 Henry Co,
TN. She d 16 Oct 1833 Henry Co, TN & bur Travis Family Cem, Henry Co., TN.
Page 465 (note, renumber
184.108.40.206. Joseph Worsham
b abt 1717 m Mary
Watkins abt 1744 & d 1758 Chesterfield Co, VA.
Note: 220.127.116.11.1. Richard
Worsham b 28 Mar 1745 Chesterfield Co, VA. It is believed that this Richard
Worsham has been incorrectly identified and should be the s/o Peter Worsham
& Elizabeth Talbot (page 466) and b in 1755 instead of 1745. The Richard
Worsham b abt 1755 Chesterfield Co, VA s/o Peter Worsham & Elizabeth Talbot (page 468) should be the s/o Joseph Worsham & Mary Watkins on
465. The Richard Worsham on page 468 who m Mary Wingfield had a daughter Martha
Herndon Worsham. It is believed that this daughter was named after Mary Watkin's
mother who was named Martha Herndon. (Do not know where the birth date of 28 Mar
1745 came from but both Richards were close to the same age) It is also believed
some of the notes for these two Richards have been mixed up. In order to clear
up the mix up, we have added the following:
Worsham b. 1755 Chesterfield Co., VA s/o Joseph Worsham & Mary
Watkins should change order of birth with his sister, Martha. When Benjamin
Breedlove was appointed guardian of the children of Joseph Worsham, they were
in this order: Martha, Richard & Joseph Worsham. (Martha, Richard &
Joseph would have been under the age of 14 to have a guardian appointed for
them; therefore, their approximate birth dates would be: Martha b abt 1753,
Richard b 1755 & Joseph b abt 1757. Richard's mother, Mary m 2nd)
Benjamin Breedlove 20 Feb 1762 in Lunenburg Co, VA. A Watkins researcher has
stated that Richard Worsham was the s/o John Worsham & Sophia Watkins.
Sophia Watkins being b 1735 & d 1780 Greene Co, GA d/o William Watkins
& Martha Herndon. Records of Briery Church of Charlotte Co, VA show Mary
died 1787. (Willette Smith, 2001) From the Chesterfield Co. & Charlotte
Co, records, there is proof that Richard's parents were Joseph Worsham &
Mary Watkins. William Watkins made his will 2 Apr 1781 in Charlotte Co, VA
& named his son- in- law Benjamin Breedlove and left to his, grandson,
Richard Worsham (if he lives to return from the army) one Negro boy named
Cuff. Richard Worsham served in the Revolutionary War. He was appointed an
Ensign by County Court of Charlotte Co. on 20 Nov 1776; 2nd Lieut 13 Nov 1777,
reg Designated as 10th Virginia Regiment 14 Sep 1778; 1st Lieut 12 Mar 1779; taken
prisoner at Charleston 12 May 1780; trans to 1st Virginia Regiment 12 Feb 1781, served
to close of war; died 17 Feb 1826. Rewarded 3,370 acres. Richard m Mary Wingfield abt 1781. She was b abt
1759 d/o Thomas Wingfield & Elizabeth Terrell. (Most of the notes &
information on pages 469-473 belong to this Richard Worsham with the exception
of a note on page 469 referring to Bounty Land Warrant #2380-200) On 1 Oct
1787 Benjamin Watkins made oath that Richard Worsham is the eldest brother
& heir-at-law of Joseph Worsham who died a soldier in the Army (Joanne
Lovelace Nance, Eighteenth Century Charlotte County Children, p23) In 1820,
Richard stated he was aged 65 (or b 1755) & was living in Washington,
Wilkes Co, GA. Richard d 17 Feb 1826 in Wilkes Co., GA.
Worsham b abt 1715 m Phebe Burton & d
bef 23 May 1783 Amelia Co., VA.
William's will was
dated 23 May 1783 Amelia Co., VA. He left his wife Phebe the land, plantation and l/2
the cattle and sheep to use during life or widowhood. He left his sons: Peter one mare,
bed & furniture; George one mare, bed and furniture. On death or remarriage of widow,
land to be divided equally between Peter and George. Dau: Wilmouth Foster l/2 of cattle
and sheep; Elizabeth Worsham bed and furniture; Mary Worsham bed and furniture; Exec;
friend Field Mann and wife Phebe Worsham & son Peter Worsham. Wit: Wm Howlett,
John Kelly, Richard Dison.
Will Bk 3: 242, Inventory of William Worsham estate by Field Mann & Peter Worsham,
18.104.22.168. Peter Worsham
b abt 1719 m Elizabeth
Talbot & d bef 18 Aug 1780 Chesterfield Co., VA.
Worsham b abt 1757 Chesterfield Co, VA s/o Peter Worsham & Elizabeth
Talbot. He & his brother, William are mentioned in the will of his
grandfather, William Talbott dated 16 Jan 1760 as sons of Peter Worsham. His
father, Peter Worsham died 3 Nov 1769 leaving no will and Peter Talbott was
appointed guardian for orphans: William & Richard Worsham. On 3 Jan 1772,
Richard Worsham chooses Haley Talbott as his guardian. (Richard would have been
at least 14 years of age to chose his own guardian). His brother, William
Worsham enlisted in the Rev. War before 1777 and received a mortal wound in
Georgia during a conflict. Before he died, he directed that his estate (except
his clothes) go to his brother, Richard, if he returned from sea. Bounty Land
Warrant #2380-200 was issued on 19 Jun 1795 to Richard Worsham, administrator of
William Worsham's estate...also recorded as BLW #2655.
22.214.171.124.2.1. Joseph Terrell Worsham b abt 1782
Wilkes Co, GA. On 4 Apr 1807, Wilkes Co, GA, James Montfort, to wife Lucy
Kennon Montfort, Joseph Worsham, test. In Early Records of Georgia, vol. II,
Wilkes Co, 1814 & 1815, Felix Gilbert's niece is named Maria Hay. Joseph T.
Worsham bought house in 1821. (Wilkes Co, GA Scrapbook, Vol A, Standard, 1970,
p. 22) In the 1822 Wilkes Co, GA will of Gilbert Hay, Joseph T & Maria
Worsham, his daughter, were named executors. In the Joseph T. Worsham estate
records, James T Hay was appointed guardian of Elizabeth Worsham. (Early
Records of GA, p. 314)
126.96.36.199.2.1.1. Elizabeth H. Worsham b 23
Nov 1821 Wilkes Co, GA, d 3 Sep 1858 Wilkes Co., GA. Frank
G. Wingfield and Elizabeth H. Worsham m May 1840 GA. Her father is
Joseph Worsham, and husband, Frank Wingfield. (Chronicles of Wilkes Co, GA,
p 90) Elizabeth's middle name may also be Howard. Also Frank Wingfield's
middle name has been found as George & Gordan. Frank G Wingfield m
2nd) Hattie Eugenia Weems 22 Nov 1859 of MS.
(Blanchard Drake Smith, 2001 & Rhoda Taylor Fone, 2002) Children of
Frank G. Wingfield & Hattie E Weems: Bowdre Wingfield, b 21 Oct 1861,
d 28 Jan 1879; Frank Gordon Wingfield, Jr b 11 Oct 1863; Walter Mortimer Wingfield b 21 Aug 1867, d 23 Oct 1878 in yellow fever epidemic. Frank G
and Hattie, are buried in a private cemetery at Deer Creek near Leland, MS.
(Rhoda Taylor Fone, 2002) Resthaven Cem, Wilkes Co, GA records have
Elizabeth Worsham and some of her children: Wingfield Elizabeth H. 23 Nov 1821
3-Sep-1858 Elizabeth Hattie Worsham, w/o Frank G Wingfield;
Wingfield Infant Son No Dates Inf s/o Frank G & Elizabeth Hattie
Worsham Wingfield; Wingfield Mary Rives 18-Aug-1842 19-Nov-1849 d/o Frank G
& Elizabeth Hattie Worsham Wingfield.
Children of Elizabeth H. Worsham: (Rhoda Taylor Fone, 2002)
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Felixina Gordon Wingfield b 23 Apr 1841 Wilkes, GA, d 5
Aug 1881, m Col Robert G Simms 15 Nov 1865.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. William Joseph Wingfield b 21 Mar 1843 Wilkes, GA, d
Oct 1878 during the yellow fever epidemic in Washington Co, MS.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. John James Wingfield b 1 Jun 1845 Wilkes, GA, d 20 May
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Mary Rives Wingfield b 18 Aug 1847 Wilkes, GA, d 19
Nov 1849, bur Resthaven Cem, Wilkes, GA.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Alexander Petrie Wingfield b 27 Jan 1850 Wilkes, GA. He
m. Mattie abt 1878 Washington Co, MS. They are in the 1880 Arcola,
Washington, MS census p 230A. He is A. P. Wingfield age 30 & she is
age 25 b VA with daughter Lizzie Wingfield age 1 b MS. He d 10 Apr 1921,
bur Greenville, Washington, MS.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Anne Elizabeth Wingfield b 22 Apr 1853 Wilkes, GA, d 22
May 1922, m James Washington Mason.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Infant Wingfield, male, b Wilkes, GA & bur
Resthaven Cem, Washington, GA. (Resthaven Cem, Wilkes Co, GA)
220.127.116.11.2.1.2. John Worsham. Add child.
Blanchard and Mary
Seabrook Smith have a 34"x 34" framed 80-year-old "Wingfield
Family Tree" that includes a large branch for the Richard Worsham &
Mary Wingfield family. It shows Joseph Worsham m Maria Hay with two small
limbs for a John and a Mary as well as a larger limb for Elizabeth Worsham
who m F. G. Wingfield. That limb has small Jos Wm, Mary Hay, and John Wingfield twigs. The Wingfield Family Tree has no dates or places. The
Worsham branch is the second off the Thomas Wingfield & Elizabeth
Terrell limb. (Blanchard Drake Smith, 2002)
18.104.22.168.2.1.3. Mary Worsham. Add child.
22.214.171.124.2.3. Richard Wingfield Worsham b abt 1786. After the
Presidential campaign between George W. Bush and Al Gore, we find an interesting
article in Wilkes Co, GA Scrapbook, Vol A, Standard, 1970, p. 69, titled
"Wilkes patriotism at high point in 1824." The information was
obtained from an old newspaper clipping owned by Tommy Thorton, Jr describing
an 1824 heated Presidential argument outside the courthouse. The citizens were
proud of their court house with a bell from Connecticut that was used to summon
people to market, political rallies, fires, and toll curfew. "Feeling had
run high during the first months of the Presidential race of 1824.
Washington-Wilkes people favored their own William H. Crawford. When a stroke of
paralysis rendered Crawford unfit to continue the race for President, our
citizens turned to Andrew Jackson and loudly opposed the dour John Quincy
Adams." "But there was one Adams man in the town named David Mayo.
Going around the streets he proclaimed that if Adams should be elected by the
House of Representatives, he would personally ring the court house bell to
celebrate this happy event. The supporters of Jackson swore that he wouldn't.
When news finally came down that Adams had, indeed, been declared President,
Mayo ran shouting to ring the town bell. The Jackson men had cut the bell rope
and stood taunting Mayo." "But I will ring that bell for Adams!"
Mayo declared and set out to climb the cupola. ... Mayo exultantly hit the bell
a mighty blow with his hammer and rang it. He also cracked it a bit and the
people became very angry." "Now Mayo announced to the crowd below that
he would plant a flag on the weather vane in honor of President John Quincy
Adams. The crowd watched while he inched his way up the cupola and set the flag
atop. He scarcely moved away when Dick Worsham raised his rifle and shot the
flag down. Angrily, David Mayo said that he would go up again and put the flag
back up." "If you do, "Dick Worsham said, "I will try my
rifle on you instead of the flagpole and you know I never miss." The flag
was not flown in Washington for President Adams."
On 3 Jan 1825 Wilkes Co, GA, Joseph T. Worsham decd., Samuel Barnett, John H.
Pope, Osborn Stone & Richard W. Worsham appt Adm's. On the same day, Richard
W. Worsham Attest to Ann Hamilton, dec'd, land sale.
126.96.36.199. Richard Worsham
b abt 1721. Richard Worsham is mentioned in
the will of his father in 1734. He may also be mentioned in the 1746 Henrico Co,
VA, Power attorney, as Richard Sr. Worsham of Carteret Co, NC. He therefore, may
have had a son Richard Worsham.
188.8.131.52.1 Richard Worsham b abt 1721 of
Carteret Co, NC. He may have been the Richard Worsham in the 1793 Spruce
Dist, Wilkes Co, NC census, p.305.
184.108.40.206.4. Ludson Worsham b abt
1742 believed to be s/o George Worsham & Sarah Irby and named after his
grandmother Elizabeth Ludson. Ludson m Miss Green abt 1763.
Worsham II b 1 Jun 1763 Dinwiddie Co, VA m Rebecca Cousins 24 Dec 1788.
Ludson d 26 Sep 1841 Dinwiddie Co, VA. See separate chapter, page 502
220.127.116.11.4.2. Millison or
Millicent Worsham b 22 Sep 1767 Dinwiddie Co., VA m William Blanton
1788 Warren Co, NC.
Worsham b 13 Oct 1772 Dinwiddie Co, VA m Polly abt 1797. He lived in
Warren Co, NC & Wake Co, NC.
Worsham b 24 Mar 1775 Dinwiddie Co, VA. He m Elizabeth Wyrick. He
bought the Armistead Tavern in Petersburg in 1800. His descendants lived in
Henderson Co, KY.
18.104.22.168.4.4.1. Ludson Worsham.
An ancestor chart by Ellen Worsham Barrett, New Smyrna, FL, 1936 has Ludson Worsham b
1796, d 10 Oct 1842 m Margaret King (d/o Elijah) Ann Worsham
Arthur, 2001, has Ludson Worsham m 6 Apr 1820 Margaret
King b 13 Jan 1802,
d/o Elijah King (s/o William King & Lettice Bland) & Elizabeth Smith
(d/o Presley Smith & Nancy Kincheloe). Both were bur in Eakins Burial grounds & then moved to Fernwood Cem. The 1830 Henderson Co, KY census has Ludson Washam 1 male age 5-10, 1 male age
30-40, 1 male age 40-50, 2 females age under 5, 1 female age 5-10, 1 female age
15-20, 1 female 20-30. The 1840 Henderson Co, KY cens. has Ludson Worsham 1 male
age 15-20; 1 male age 20-30 1 male age 40-50; 1 male age 50-60; 2 females under
age 5; 1 female age 5-10; 2 females age 10-15; 1 female age 15-20; 1 female age
30-40. The census records would indicate Ludson was b. between 1780 & 1790.
The male b between 1790 & 1800 may be Ludson.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Archibald Newton Worsham, remove him as a child of Ludson
Worsham & Margaret King. He is a son of
John Worsham b abt 1782 VA.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Mary Jane Worsham, remove her and children as a child of Ludson
Worsham & Margaret King. She is a daughter of
John Worsham b abt 1782 VA.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. change to 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Elijah
William Worsham (renumber this paragraph number & change all of his siblings,
Elijah is the first child of Ludson Worsham & Margaret King) Elijah b 12 Feb 1823
Henderson Co, KY & m Miriam
Jane Graham “Mariam” 3 May 1844 Lawrence Co., IL. On 19
Jan 1872 contributions were made to the Chicago Relief and Aid Society by E. W.
Worsham, Treasurer of the Masonic Fraternity, I. O. O. F. No. 13 & Citizens
of Henderson Co., KY for a total of $750.35. (Report of the Chicago Relief And
Aid Socity of disbursements of Contributors for the Sufferers of the Chicago
Fire, Publication date 1874, p 403)
had always taken an active interest in politics, and shortly after the
organization of the American or Know Nothing party, he became a member, and in
the summer of 1855 was nominated by that party, for Representative, in the
following Legislature. The canvass was a warm one, and his opponent was a keen,
astute, political manger, yet he was elected over Colonel C W Hutchen,
defeating him by a handsome majority. Mr. Worsham served during the terms of
1855 and ’56, with great credit to himself and the county." Page 480.
Picture from History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Edmund L Starling,
1887. Mariam Jane Graham d 18 Apr 1918 age 91
Evansville, Vanderburg Co, IN. (CD of Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 from BK: CH-5 p
Miriam J Worsham m Henry P Barret. They are on the 1920 Spottsville
Rd, Henderson Co, KY census. He is age 54 b KY & Mariam is age 40 b CA. Her mother
Florence Worsham age 65 b KY is living with them.
Lower Ohio Valley, Federal
Publishing Co, 1905:
"Henry P BARRET, tobacco exporter, of Henderson, KY, was born in that city Sep 2, 1865, his parents being James R and Lucy F. (STITES) BARRET. He was educated at the Central Univ,
Danville, KY, where he attended from 1880 to 1883. He then worked for the well known
tobacco firm of John H BARRET & Company for five years, and in 1888 embarked in business for himself as an exporter of tobacco. He first established himself at Roberts’ Station, but went from there to Owensboro, where he continued in business for several years. He then opened large rehandling establishments at Wickliffe and Providence, and it is said he now handles as much tobacco as any other individual buyer in the world, if not more. Mr. BARRET’s
success in his line is due to the fact that he keeps in close touch with his business,
studies the market conditions, and is always to be relied on to carry out his agreements.
He owns 2,500 acres of fine land and is reputed to be one of the wealthiest men in the
county. Mr BARRET is a prominent Mason, being a thirty-second degree member of the
Scottish Rite and a Knight Templar. On Oct 20, 1904, he was elected Grand Junior Warden
of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky. In 1901 he was united in marriage to Miss Marian
WORSHAM, a native of California and a daughter of A. J. and Florence (RHORER) WORSHAM,
now of Henderson."
Milton Rhorer Worsham instead of Milton Young Worsham.
He was b. 24 Sep 1881 Los Angeles, CA, d 14 Apr 1922 Jacksonville, Duval, FL, & m Ethel
Armstrong abt 1908 Shelbyville, Shelby, KY. Ethel b 26 Feb 1876 St
Augustine, FL, d 26 Jun 1952 Jacksonville, Duval, FL. Both are bur Evergreen Cem, Jacksonville, FL.
(Ann Worsham Arthur & Dr. Richard Worsham, 2001) From his obit
dated 15 Apr 1922: Sketch
of Life of Dr Worsham.
Photo is from Milton Rhorer Worsham's obituary
dated 15 Apr 1922.
was born in California September 24, 1881, and spent the greater part of his
childhood in Henderson, Ky., where his parents lived. He received his
academic education at the University of he South, Sewanee, Tenn, and his
education for his life work at the Virginia Theological Seminary at Alexandria,
Va. He was ordained at his home in Henderson by Bishop Woodcock and was
immediately put into service at Shelbyville, Ky. From there, he was called
to Amarilla (sic) Tex. and from there to St. David's church in Austin, Tex.,
from which work he was called to the Church of the Good Shepherd at
Jacksonville, where he came about the middle of August 1916, and where he has
since remained. Upon his arrival the task of building a new church with
all the vigor and earnestness which he possessed, since the old church had been
burned. At the time of his death, he left behind him the complete
seven-day-a-week institution which is now located on Stockton street, consisting
of a handsome church, adjoining which is a gymnasium and the finest swimming
pool in the South, which plant was used by him in the teaching of the broad,
wholesome religion in which he believed. He made the youth of his church
learn to play a wholesome atmosphere and made them happy in their
religion. He preaches little dogma. His efforts were directed rather
toward the teaching of the golden rule and universal love and the daily practice
Ethel Worsham b abt 1909 Amarillo, Potter,
Armstrong Worsham b 3 Jan 1915 Austin, Travis,
TX m Ruth Virginia Washburn 14 Feb 1941 St.
Augustine, St. Johns, FL. (Ann Worsham Arthur & Dr. Richard Worsham,
b. 13 Mar 1909 Susquehanna, PA & d. 13 Jun 1984 Brevard, Transylvania Co, NC. (NC death records
& SS death index) Children: Elisabeth Ann Worsham
Arthur & Virginia Bunnell Worsham.
Ludson Worsham b 20 Oct 1885 Henderson, KY & d 17 Dec 1918 in
Buffalo, Erie, NY.
Ludson Worsham's 1918 World War Draft
Registration Card was in Lancaster, Erie Co, New York & he had brown eyes, black hair &
his nearest relative was Mrs Florence Worsham, Henderson, KY.
Ludson Worsham wrote the
song "If All That I Dreamed Came True" in 1913. The publication was by Worsham-
Prather Publishing Company in Louisville, KY. Ludson also wrote the song "By
The Little Old Red Schoolhouse on the Hill" copyright 1918 by the Worsham-Prather
Publishing Company, Louisville.
Marion H Worsham b abt 1908 Henderson, Henderson, KY.
Jackson Davis Worsham Sr "Jack" b 17 Jul 1910 Henderson,
Henderson, KY & d 20 Jul 1986 Battle Creek, Calhoun, MI. Jack m
Beatrice S Haller 30 Apr 1938 Chicago,
Illinois. See attached Chicago Daily Tribune, Marriage
Publication,15 May 1938. Beatrice was b 3 Oct 1912 Chicago, Cook, IL
& d 30 Dec 2008 Battle Creek, Calhoun, MI.
31 Dec 2008 Battle Creek Enquirer:
Battle Creek - Beatrice
Haller Worsham, age 96, of Battle Creek, died December 30, 2008, at Tendercare of
Marshall. Beatrice was born on October 3, 1912, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of
Ctibor Joseph and Sophia (Kutil) Haller. In Baltimore, MD, On April 20, 1938,
she was united in marriage to Jackson D. Worsham, Sr. who preceded her in death on
July 20, 1986. She graduated from the Chicago Public Schools and attended Kellogg
Community College. While in high school, she was awarded a scholarship to study at the
Art Institute of Chicago. Beatrice never lost her interest in painting. Later in life,
she exhibited her works at various area shows and was one of the original members of
the Battle Creek Society of Artists. She met her future husband in Baltimore, MD,
while both were working for the Social Security Administration. They married and moved
to Lexington, KY, and later to Paducah, KY. After her husband's service in the U.S.
Navy, the family moved to Battle Creek in 1947, where he had been appointed to open
the area's first Social Security office as manager. Beatrice was employed at the
Federal Center in the 1950's. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, member
of the church choir and Legion of Mary. She enjoyed visiting with family members,
including a grand-niece, Kathy (Brad) Webb of Glen Ellyn, IL. Surviving are a son,
Jackson D. (Donna) Worsham, Jr. of Battle Creek; grandchild, Katharine (Michael) Piper
of Greer, South Carolina; 2 great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, Leah (Kevin)
Campbell, stationed in Germany, Gary (Charissa) Dean of Portage, MI; niece, Joyce
Lasselle of Coconut Creek, FL; numerous nieces and grand nieces, great-grand nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dr. Thomas Haller and John
Haller; 2 sisters, Helen Mill and Mildred Nilssen. Funeral services will be held 1:30
p.m., Friday, January 2, 2009, at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr.
Joseph Xavier officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.
Interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St.
Joseph Catholic Church.
Anne Warsham "Ann" b 26 Mar 1914 Henderson, KY & d 16 Nov 1997 in Madisonville,
Hopkins, KY. She m Nathan Scott McGaw.
Archibald D Worsham is in the 1910 Potter
Co, TX cens, living with his brother Milton R Worsham. Arch D Worsham was killed in action in the army in France.
(1922 Milton Rhorer obit)
George Atkinson Worsham b 27 Nov 1889
Henderson, KY & d 28 Mar 1957 Los Angeles, CA. (CA death records)
Virginia Rhorer Worsham m Boynton
Merrill. He was b 21 Jul
1891 & d. Nov 1984 Andover, Essex, MA. (SS death index)
Worsham d 19 Sep 1918 age 63 Evansville, Vanderburg
Co., IN (CD of Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 Bk: CH-5, p 324. His wife Mary Hodge
Worsham d 16 Apr 1900 age 44 Evansville, Vanderburg Co, IN (Bk H-8, p 27).
The following is
from History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Edmund L. Starling, 1887 Reprinted
Unigraphic, Inc., Evansville, IN, 1965, pp 628-630. Henderson Co. copied by Sandi
Gorin, Nov 2000.
Ludson Worsham, physician, is the second living son of E. W. and Miriam J.
Worsham, and was born in Henderson County on the nineteenth day of December,
1854. At an early age Ludson Worsham manifested a fondness for books. He was
educated in various private schools, and by private tutors, finally graduating
with high honors from the "Henderson High School." He studied
medicine, for which he exhibited a great fondness, and graduated in the year
1879, at the Medical University, New York City. He accompanied his father during
the month of August, 1873, to San Francisco, California, and became a citizen of
the "Golden City." He remained in San Francisco several years, and
then visited New York for the purpose of completing his medical education, which
he did as before stated in 1879. Having graduated, he returned to San Francisco
and immediately engaged in the practice of his profession in that city until
1882. His ability was so marked, his strength of character so well settled,
commercial eyes were soon directed toward him,, and in a short while he was
induced by the "Alaska Commercial Company" to accept the position of
Medical Purveyor for that district, Unalaska, a town situated upon the east
coast of Unalaska Island, the largest and most extreme eastern of the Aleutian
Islands, was designated headquarters. He accepted the position, and during his
stay at that place, traveled among the Aleutian Islands off the Coast of Alaska.
In 1884, much to the regret of the Alaska Commercial Company, Dr. Worsham
tendered his resignation. For nearly two years he had performed his duties nobly
and faithfully, his gentle kindness in sickness and in health, had won him warm
friends; there fore, it is not to be wondered, that the Alaska Company
reluctantly accepted his resignation, but, there was a jewel in his far off
native home, dearer to his noble love than all the glittering wealth above or
underneath the earth of Alaska. Love knows no limit; for six and one-half long
years his heart had been tangled in a golden smile; and, why not, beauty hath
made our greatest manhood weak; other Doctors than he have gone tilting with a
lance of light, in lists of argument, and yet have knelt and sighed most
plethoric sighs; stern hearts close barred against a wanton world, have had
their gates burst open by a kiss. There was one, who might have topped all men,
who bartered joyously for one single smile, an empired planet with its load of
crowns, and thought himself rich. With such sweet arguments string him in the
face, he yet "loved and languished after the most orthodox model."
Hope, "Heaven’s own gift to struggling mortals," cheered him upward
and onward, and soon he was enroute [sic] to Henderson. In coming, the Doctor
visited Petropaulovsk, in the southern part of Western Siberia, and, after a
long, tedious and disagreeable voyage, landed safe at his native town. A few
months subsequent to his arrival, an event occurred which explains what we have
been hinting at. On the seventeenth day of December,1884, Dr. Ludson Worsham and
Miss Mary L. Hodge, an accomplished lady, a true and devoted lover in
maidenhood, an affectionate and self-denying wife and mother, and a model
Christian, were joined together in the holy estate of matrimony at Henderson,
Rev. Dr. D. O. Davies, of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Dr.
Worsham, immediately after his marriage, formed a medical partnership with his
wife’s father, Dr. Joseph Anthony Hodge, and for several months practiced his
chosen profession in Henderson, but as time rolled on, he believed Evansville to
be a better vineyard for the medical laborer, so on the tenth day of August,
1885, he removed to that city, and is yet domiciled there, doing, as the writer
learns, a lucrative practice. Dr. Hodge, the father of Mrs. Worsham, is well
known to the profession throughout Kentucky. He was at one time President of the
Kentucky State Board of Health, and as a physician is recognized and
acknowledged one of the best in the State. Dr. and Mrs. Worsham have had born
unto them two children, both boys, each of whom being most appropriately named.
The eldest is named for his maternal grandfather, Anthony Hodge, the youngest
for his paternal grandfather, Elijah William. Dr. Worsham was raised in the
Baptist Church faith, but at this writing has not confessed the faith handed
down, by attaching himself to any church, through membership. Mrs. Worsham is a
devoted Presbyterian, sincere in all she does or says. Dr. Worsham is a charter
member of St. George Lodge, Knights of Pythias at Evansville.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.4.2. Elijah William Worsham is in Vanderburgh
County World War I Gold Star Soldier's Biographies: (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/vanderburgh/som_bio/som_wew.html)
(Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record, Compiled by Heiman Blatt,
Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920, pp. 191-192)
Capt. Elijah W Worsham, Machine Gun Company, 326th Infantry, 82nd Division,
December 14, 1886 - September 29, 1918
Manifesting the same optimism and valor, which he
learned on the athletic field while still a school boy, Captain Elijah Worsham
met the supreme crisis of his life in a spirit most becoming to a soldier of
He was born December 14, 1886. He went through
Campbell School. After graduating from the high school in 1904, he continued his
education in Purdue University. In 1910 he went to Alaska on a business
trip, and later went to Seattle, Wash., where he was a member of the brokerage
firm of Worsham & Vivian. His congenial personality made him a leader.
He was captain of the football team when he was in Purdue. He was
president of the northwest province of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at
Seattle. He was also active in the Boat Club and Swimming Club of that
Captain Worsham received valuable training for the
great war on the Mexican border in 1912, where he was First Lieutenant of a
machine gun company. He enlisted for the world war in April, 1917,
and received his training at the American Lake, Washington, Camp Lewis. In
June, 1917, he was made First Lieutenant of a machine gun company.
In a letter from Captain Ray W Rays, M G Co 326th
Infantry, sent from Oostletern, Belgium, to W R Heilman, of this city, a
graphic description is given of the battle in which Captain Worsham received his
fatal wound. The letter also shows the admiration and love of officers and
men for their brave Captain. The letter follows:
"Mr. W. R. Heilman,
"Dear Sir: Your letter to the commanding officer,
concerning Captain Worsham, has been referred to me.
"While Captain Worsham was in command of the
machine gun company, I was one of his officers. Since his death I have had
the honor of commanding his company, and it is his company, known universally as
Captain Worsham's company, and not the machine gun company. Inspired by
his ideals and teaching, I am trying to run the company as he did, but no one
can take his place.
"We first went over the top at Rendevous de Chasse
and the first day advanced about ten kilometers. We met with stiff
resistance at Ejenonville the next morning, and it was largely due to the
Captain's courage, tactics and machine gun company that our division held out,
while divisions on our flank were forced back.
"During the two days of fierce fighting we
advanced some eight kilometers, until, on the 29th, we were held up. A
small town, by the name Gesnes, seemed to be the point of resistance, and about
3 o'clock in the afternoon of September 29 the battalion to which we were
attached was ordered to take the town. The magnificent manner in which it
was charged and taken will never be forgotten by the surviving
participants. Led by our Captain, we followed the assault wave, and, under
his direction, mounted our guns on a ridge commanding the town, where we could
use direct fire over the heads of our own troops.
"We had some wonderful targets, but were subject
to direct observed artillery fire, front and flank, the flank organizations
failed to gain their objective.
"After getting my guns in action, I found the
Captain firing a machine gun, the crew of which had become casualties.
Under the cover of the gun he was firing and three others from my platoon, I
removed the remainder of the guns forward to escape the heavy enemy barrage.
"Then I rejoined the Captain. Shortly he gave the
order to cease firing, our troops having advanced so far that it was dangerous
to continue to fire over their heads.
"We continued to observe, waiting for dusk to
advance. I left the Captain to give orders to one of my gun crews.
When I found him a few moments later he was dead, shot with a rifle
bullet. He had started forward, field glass in one hand, rifle with fixed
bayonet in the other.
"We advanced with leaden hearts and heavy feet to
and consolidate the line for the night, because that is what he would have had
us do. It was two or three days before the body was recovered and laid to
rest in a grassy meadow in the Forest of Argonne, beside that of one of his
Lieutenants, who gave his life the same day.
"He was your dear friend, you say. To us he
leader, boon companion, comrade, instructor and friend. We mourn his loss
in a way that words cannot express. His men and officers loved him as he
in his whole-hearted way loved them. The fateful German bullet cost the
army a valiant leader and officer, a true soldier in every sense; robbed the
government of a valuable citizen, and deprived all who were privileged to know
him in the future society of a beloved friend and always cheerful companion.
"Pardon me, sir, for so much detail about an
action that I was in, but I loved and admired the 'Old Skipper,' as he will
always be to us, that it is a relief to talk to one who, likewise, knew and
loved him. I dream of him by night and think of him by day, and always, in
my plans for his company, I wonder if he would approve of my actions were he
here. Most of my military education, all my machine gun experience, was
received from him, and perhaps his invisible hand is still guiding me in my
effort to take his company home as he would have taken it.
Even your high regard for Lige Worsham, the citizen,
would have been increased had you known the Captain E. W. Worsham that I knew
and served under. He understood men and by his own high ideals brought out
the best in them. I truly sympathize with you in the loss of a friend,
"CAPT. RAY W. HAYS, "M. G. Co.,
326 Inf., A. E. F."
This picture is U.S.A. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS WWI Official photograph #53121. On the
back is written: "Graves of 27 American soldiers, 3 Germans and 5 officers.
(left to right) Capt. E.W. Worsham, 362nd Inf. Lt. Jno. H. Kemble, 362nd Inf.
Lt. R.J. Hurlburt, 362nd Inf. Lt. Jno. S. Shepherd, 362nd Inf. and Lt. H. G.
Johnson, 121st M.G. Co., Taken on slope of Hill 218 which is about 300 meters
South of Gesnes. On the night of Sept. 29th this slope was literally covered by
dead and wounded men of the 362nd regt. and it is a place never to be forgotten
by those who are left."
The Dec 26, 1918 New York
Times published many World War 1 photos with 2 page Nation's Roll Of Honor section of photos, rank, hometown, and if killed in action or dying of wounds.
The section includes Capt. Elijah W. Worsham, Evansville, Ind. Killed in Action.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4.1. Anthony Hodge Worsham
b 13 Sep 1885 of Henderson Co, KY. (14-1900, 25-1910, 34-1920, 43-1930) m Hulda
Caroline Stitz who was b Aug 1890 of Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana. She was the
daughter of Ida Stitz b Jun 1861 IN who ran a boarding house in Lafayette, Tippecanoe,
Indiana. Anthony is in the 1920 Indianapolis, Marion, IN census and the 1930 Detroit,
Wayne Co, Michigan census. However, by 1932 they were back in Indianapolis. Hulda was a
school teacher & d 13 Jan 1958 Macomb Co, Michigan.
Frederick Worsham b 12 Jul 1914 Indianapolis, IN & m Dorothy
Ruth Cruze abt 1930. Dorothy was b 4 Jan 1915 of Easthampton, Hampshire,
Massachusetts and d. 2 Apr 1990 Deltona, Volusia, Florida. Ludson died 1 Oct 2001 Orange
City, Volusia, Florida and his obituary in the DeLand Deltona Beacon, 12 Oct 2001:
Orange City - Ludson F. Worsham, 87, of
Northlake Drive, died Oct 1, 2001, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial. Mr. Worsham
retired as a materials engineer for Vickers Division of Sperry Rand Corp. in Troy,
Mich. Born in Indianapolis, he moved to this area in 1975 from Metamora, Mich. He
enjoyed golf and fishing, and he ran the income-tax service for the AARP at the
Deltona Regional Library. Mr. Worsham is survived by two sons, Ludson of Washington
Crossing, PA, and Richard of West Bloomfield, MI; a daughter, Susan Brasch of Macomb,
MI; two sisters, Mary Bailey of Silver Spring, MD, and Jane Walker of Urbana, IL
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Ludson Anthony Worsham m Kathleen E.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1. Ludson Marc Worsham
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2. Leslie Ann Worsham m Mr. Mangine.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Richard Worsham
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Susan Worsham m Mr. Brasch.
Jane Worsham b abt 1917 IN & m Mr. Walker.
Worsham b abt 1924 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4.1.4. William Hodge Worsham b 22 Dec 1926
Indianapolis, Indiana & d 30 Aug 1990 Westland, Michigan. (Anthony Hodge Worsham, 2010)
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4.3. Edwin H. Worsham d 1 May
1914 age 24 Condon Oregon, Vanderburg Co., IN (Bk: CH-4E, p 328)
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4.4. Ludson Dixon Worsham
Major L D Worsham,
a district manager at Memphis,
was appointed manager of athletics at the United States military academy, Jun 1933. He
was to report to West Point Aug 1. Picture is from the Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) 4/7/1932, p2.
Clinton Worsham & Fannie R Walbridge were listed
in the 1910 Terre Haute, IN census. He is D C Worsham age 52 b KY & Fanny is age 49,
5 children 5 living. His mother Mariam J. Age 83 wd b IN is living with them. He is in the
1930 Jacksonville, Duval, FL census age 73 wd living with son-in-law Carl Oltrogge &
his daughter Margaret Oltrogge.
Frances Worsham b 3 Jun 1887 Henderson, Henderson, KY m. Strachan
E. Barrett 29 Sep 1909 Vigo Co, IN. Strachan b Nov 1885 Henderson Co. S/o
Strachan & Maggie Barrett. Strachan d 1942 Volusia Co, FL. They are in the 1920
Fort Myers, Lee, FL census. He is age 33 & she is age 27. They are in the 1930
Jacksonville, Duval, FL census. S E is age 41 b KY & Ellen W is age 39 b KY
Graham Worsham "Clint" b 21 Aug 1889 Henderson, Henderson, KY.
(1900; 20-1910) He was listed in the WWI Draft Registration from St
Paul, Ramsey, MN when a student at University of Minnesota. He had brown eyes & black
hair. He m Helen
C Schaum b Sep 1887 of Superior, Wisconsin. He is in the 1920 St Paul Ward
10, Ramsey, MN census with wife Helen age 30 b WI. Helen d
1934. He d 1950 Dade Co, FL. (Florida Death
Index) Photo of Helen Schaum posted on Ancestry.com, 2007:
"Daughter of Johann George Schaum and Marie Anna Elizabeth Zimmerly, wife of Clint
Worsham b 11 Oct 1892 Henderson Co, KY (1900; 16-1910) d. 2 Feb 1983
Jacksonville, Duval, FL (Florida Death Index). She was age 26, a roomer in the 1920
Center Twp, Indianapolis, Marion, IN census. She m Henry Carl
Oltrogge abt 1925. They are in the 1930 Jacksonville, Duvall, FL census age 36 b
KY with husband Carl Olbragge age 39 and daughter Frances age 4 b FL. Her father DeWitt
C. is living with them. Henry b 26 Jan 1889 & d Mar 1967 Jacksonville, Duval, Florida.
G. Worsham b Jun 1898 Henderson Co, KY (1900; 11-1910)
W. Worsham b abt 1902 Henderson Co, KY (8-1910)
184.108.40.206.4.5. Sarah Worsham b 1 Aug 1777 Dinwiddie
Co, VA d/o Ludson Worsham & Miss Green. She never married. She is in
the 1850 Distrtict 1, Henry Co, TN census, p 249 age 73 b VA. Living with her
is John W. Crutchfield age 8 b TN. Her will was dated 23 Sep 1852 (Henry Co., TN
Will Book G p 604) which is as follows:
I, Sarah Worsham of the County of Henry & state of Tennessee do make and
publish and declare my last will and Testament as follows viz.
I give and bequeath to John W. Crutchfield (the son of John Crutchfield &
Mary his wife) three slaves Sucky, Floyd and Gilley and one bed & bed stead
and good furniture with two pair of sheets for the same to him and his children
if he shall have any, and in case he die before he arrives at full ageand
without a child or children then and in that case the said slaves shall revert
to te residuary legatees hereafter mentioned.
It is further my will and desire that my executors shall retain possession of my
slave Lucretia (commonly known by the name of Critty) for twelve months after my
decease and that during said term of twelve months they shall retain a
sufficient amount of my estate in their hands to provide for her wants and
expenses and that during said term of twelve months my said executors shall
permit the said Critty to select such person as she choose to live with, and at
the end of said twelve months my said executors are hereby authorized and
required to make a deed or bill of sale for said Critty to such person as she
shall select upon condition that said person shall agree and bind themselves to
retain her as house maid only and not put her to any hard service and that my
executors secure her in such way that she cannot be sold or taken from such
person as she shall select to live with but that they shall desire the benefit
of her service.
I give and bequeath to John W. Crutchfield all the money and notes in my
possession to be expended in the education of said John W. W.
I further give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my property of
whatsoever kind or nature the same may be to be equally divided between Sarah M.
Warren wife of Dr. W. Warren, Martha M. Harris (wife of Isham G. Harris, William
C. C. Travis, James L. Travis, Ludson W. Travis and John W. W. Crutchfield share
and share alike that part falling to the said Sarah M. Warren in said wisdom to
be held by my executors in trust for the said Sarah M. Warren during her natural
life and at the death to be directed to her children. In case she having no
child or children or the issue of such then the property falling to her share
shall be equally divided between the other residuary legatees above mentioned
and the part falling to the same John W. W. Crutchfield. In case he die before
the age of twenty one years without a child or children then and in that case
Sarah's share shall be equally divided between the other residuary legatees. I
hereby nominate constitute and appoint Isham G. Harris and William C. Travis
Executors of this my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have here
unto set my hand and affixed my seal the twenty third day of September in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred fifty two. /s/ Sarah Worsham with X
as her mark. Wit: P. C. Brown & J. C. Harris.
The forgoing will of Sarah Worsham was produced in open court and recorded
September term 1854.
See Page 463 for the Travis & Crutchfield family members who are also named
in Edward Travis will.
Worsham b 18 Dec 1779 Dinwiddie Co, VA m Mary
Fane 3 Jun 1804 Warren Co, NC. He moved to Mecklenburg Co, VA in about
1810. Descendants lived in Mecklenburg Co, VA; Knox Co, TN; Roane Co, TN.
Jordan Worsham d age 88 years 6 days (Family Records from the Family
Bible, from E. Tenn Historical Society) The following children are listed
in the family bible record in this order without any birth or death dates:
Cyntha A. Worsham; Jos. L. Worsham; Anna M Worsham; Jno D Worsham. (Family
Records from the Family Bible, from E. Tenn Historical Society)
Jane Worsham d age 1 month 28 days. (Family
Bible, E. Tenn Historical Society)