WILLIAM WORSHAM & SARAH of
Cass Co., GA
1. William Worsham b abt 1786 VA & Sarah b abt 1799 SC were in the 1850
Co., Cass Co., GA Census, p 166, age 64, house carpenter. There was a William
Worsham from Monroe Co., GA who was a fortunate drawer of land in the 1832
Cherokee land lottery and located in Cass Co. Patricia Worsham found out that
the William Worsham who made that draw never claimed the land and it went back
to the state. In the Baldwin Co., GA Union Recorder newspaper clippings page 62
by Todd Evans, Vol III, 1837-1839 published by Evans in Savannah, GA, 1994, there
was a letter remaining at the Post Office in Forsyth, Monroe Co., GA on 1st Jul
1837 for William Worsham. There might be a connection to the John Worsham who
was in the list of letters remaining in the Post Office at Forsyth, Monroe Co.,
GA on 1 Oct 1835, pg 237 of the Union Recorder newspaper clippings. William is
in the 1840 Cass Co., GA Census with 10 children. The family is included in the
Pope Co., AR, Vol 2, Pope Historical Assoc., 1981, Joster's Pub., Topeka, KS.
Children: (Patricia Worsham & Jerry H. Adams)
Picture from Bertrand R. Worsham,
1.1. Sarah Worsham
b abt 1829 of Cass Co., GA. (21-1850) might be the Sarah
Worsham who md W. T. Wilson 20 Apr 1879 Galla Rock, Pope Co., AR. (Galla Rock,
Pope Co., AR Marriages, Bk E, p 293) She is age 35 & J. T. is age 40. There
is connection between this Wilson family and the Worshams. They were neighbors
in the GA Census records from 1850 and 1860. They apparently migrated together
from Cass Co., GA to Pope Co., AR. Two members of the Wilson family affirmed
John E. Worsham's service in the 60th GA in his AR Confederate
Pension Application, saying that they had known him for 45 years and knew of his
service. This Wilson family was from SC. In the 1880 Galla Rock, Pope, AR cens,
is John T. Wilson, age 53, & Sarah, age 45 GA.
1.2. John Elbert Worsham b 13 Jan 1832 of Cass Co., GA. (18-1850) md
Melvina Tanner abt 1869 probably in Cass Co., GA. Melvina b Jan 1852 GA.
Another date of birth is 15 Feb 1855. (Pat Worsham, 1997) Her age varies with
every census, her tombstone, and her death certificate. They probably moved to
Pope Co. between 1871 and 1875. It was said that he built three houses upon
arrival in Galla Rock. He is age 42 in the 1880 Galla Rock, Pope Co., AR
Census & is in the 1900 Burnett, Pope, AR Census. Picture
is of John Elbert Worsham and Melvina
M. Tanner born 15 Feb 1855 GA. John is the son of William & Sarah Worsham.
The name Elbert is in the Pope Co. History book by Bertrand. They were
Methodist. Patricia Worsham believed this Tanner line was from Haralson Co.,
GA. Two of Melvina's brothers, Allen and Richard also migrated to Pope Co.
Richard was a hemophiliac and Melvina was a carrier. Patricia Worsham suspects
that some of the male Worsham children may have died young from this disease.
John E Worsham, claimed residence in Bartow Co., enlisted 25 April 1862,
Private, served Georgia Enlisted H Co. 60th Inf Reg. GA, Source: Roster of
Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. AR Conf. Veterans & widows
pension application lists John Elbert Worsham, widow Melvina, Co H 60 regiment
GA I, 1862-65, app. 8/26/01 in Pope Co, AR; deceased. 7/25/08. John E's AR
Confederate Pension Application places him with the Cass Co. Confederate
group. John was wounded by a shot in the left side and part of a tree fell on
his right arm. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Monocacy, MD. He was
later send to Point Lookout POW camp and eventually was exchanged.
He d 26 Jun 1908, Pope, AR & she d 24 Sep 1921 Pope Co., AR. John &
Melvina are bur in Bell's Chapel cemetery Pope Co., AR with their infant son
Richard. The original tombstone for John E. shows "Born in Georgia."
It has since been replaced.
1.2.1. William Henry Worsham
b 16 Jan 1870 of Pope Co., AR. (9-1880) md
Dona A. Cooper 16 Aug 1894 Pope Co, AR. She was b 8 Oct 1874 & d 18 Mar
1936 Pope, AR. He d 27 Jun 1902 while fording Isabella Creek on mule back in
Pope Co., AR.
220.127.116.11. Rose Clemie Worsham b 2 Jul 1895 Pope, AR md.
Dolan Burris abt
1917 Pope, AR & she d. Sep 19, 1973 Pope, AR. Dolan b. Dec 27, 1893, d.
Aug 1, 1997. Both bur. Shiloh Cem, Pope Co, AR.
18.104.22.168. George Leonard W. Worsham b 30 Aug 1896 Pope, AR md 1st)
Bridges & md 2nd) Catherine Gray, 1917. He d 2 Nov 1967 of Conway Co, AR.
22.214.171.124. Lewis Henry Worsham
b 2 Apr 1898, Pope, AR
md Emma Levada Burris, d/o John Eddy & Amanda Caroline Burris, abt 1921
in Pope, AR. She b 3 Mar 1906 in Pope, AR, and died 20 Dec 1995 in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, OK & bur. Memorial Park Cem., Oklahoma City. He d 4 Jun
1964, Oklahoma, OK.
Picture of Lewis
Henry Washam, & Emma
from Bertrand R. Worsham,
126.96.36.199.1. Wilma Beatrice Worsham b 21 Oct 1922 Atkins, Pope, AR md.
1st) William Cole of Oklahoma, OK; md. 2nd) Felix. She grew up in
Russellville, AR and Sand Springs, TX & moved to OK in 1931 where she
graduated from Central High School. Wilma was a real estate broker and
loan closer until her retirement in 1976. She d 9 Jun 1996, Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, OK & bur Jun 12 Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City.
188.8.131.52.2. Willard Inez Worsham b 15 Apr 1924 Pope, AR md
184.108.40.206.3. Dr. Bertrand Ray Worsham b 14 Feb 1926 Pope, AR md Lynne.
220.127.116.11.4. Edsel Earl Worsham b 19 May 1928 Pope, AR md Jane.
18.104.22.168. Tempie Worsham b Mar 1900 Burnett, Pope, AR md 1st)
Maxwell & 2nd) John Duval. She d. 1972 Pope, AR & bur Shiloh Cem.
1.2.2. John Allen Worsham b Dec 1875 of Pope Co., AR md 1st)
Helen Kelley 5
Nov 1899 Conway Co., AR. It was an easier trip to Conway Co. Courthouse than
to the Pope Co. Courthouse. In Bertrand's article, his middle name is Archer
but on the social security application for his son Carl Lester Worsham, his
name is Allen. Allen Tanner was Melvina's brother and that may be where the
name Allen came from. He is listed as a carpenter in the 1900 census. Helen b
8 Sep 1880 & d 24 Dec 1951 of Pope, AR. He md 2nd) Julia
Hillis. John d
1952 North Little Rock, AR & bur there. He was md several times but only
the marriage to Helen yielded children. John was a hemophiliac which he
inherited from his mother Melvina, a carrier. Since this is a sex-linked (X
chromosome) trait, his sons did not inherit the disease, but his daughter
Myrtle was a carrier. Both of her sons were hemophiliacs.
22.214.171.124. Myrtle E. Worsham b abt 1901 Pope, AR md.
126.96.36.199. Emmett Homer Worsham b 28 Dec 1902 Pope, AR. md
Wright 15 Apr 1923 in Conway Co, AR. She was b 15 Jun 1897 in Pope, AR and d
14 Nov 1975 Russellville, Pope, AR. He d 30 Sep 1942. Child:
188.8.131.52.1. Carl Vernon Worsham b 22 Nov 1924 Pope, AR.
184.108.40.206. Irvin (Ervin) L. Worsham b abt 1906 Pope, AR md. Altha E. Miller
1923 Pope, AR.
220.127.116.11. Carl Lester Worsham b 28 Feb 1908 Atkins, Pope, AR, md 1st
Virginia Coker & md 2nd) Emma & he d 19 Aug 1986,
Holtville, Imperial, CA. Child:
18.104.22.168A.1. Don Worsham b. abt 1928.
1.2.3. James Worsham b abt 1880 of Pope Co., AR. (l/12 -1880) d before 1900
1.2.4. Richard N. Worsham
b 15 May 1881 Pope, AR & d 17 Jul 1882, Pope,
AR. He is bur Bell's Chapel Cem. (Pat Worsham, Jefferson, MD)
Emmett Lawrence Worsham b 7 Apr 1885 Pope Co., AR
according to his Social Security application of Pope Co., AR. He md 1st) Rosy
G. Vest 1905 Pope Co, AR.. Rosie b. abt. 1885 Pope, AR. He md 2nd) Roxie
Kelley of Pulaski, AR. In 1935 he lived in Little Rock, AR and was employed as
a watchman. He died Nov 1964 Pope Co., AR & bur Bells Chapel Cemetery,
picture was found on eBay, 2001. The ad proclaimed: "This is one wild
looking sheriff, has that thousand yard stare. Photo is permanently mounted on
an old metal frame. Frame measures 8" X 6". On the back is written,
Everette Washam, Sheriff, Cotton Plant Arkansas, 1903-1909." I believe
this is Emmett Lawrence Worsham who, in 1935, was
a watchman in Little Rock, AR. His son, Emmett Leon Worsham, died May 1976
Cotton Plant, Woodruff, AR.
Emmett & Rosy children:
O. Worsham b abt 1906 Pope, AR.
Leon Worsham b 7 Jul 1917 Atkins, Pope, AR & d May 1976 Cotton
Plant, Woodruff, AR. He is the 1935 Little Rock, AR directory as Emmett L.
Worsham Jr (Mary E) soda dispenser h. 238 Melrose.
Children of Roxie:
Worsham dates unknown. Melvina states in the 1910 census that she had 6
children, 2 living.
Archer Worsham b abt 1835 of Cass Co., GA. (15-1850) md Sarah
Turner 29 Dec 1858 of Wilkinson, GA d/o Ben Turner according to one of
Robert's descendants. (Joy Hight, 1998)
Sarah applied for a widow's pension
and gave the initial A. in the application. The name Archer has not been
confirmed according to Patricia Worsham. Sarah gave the date of death as 1863 in
the Civil War. Robert was also in the Cass Co. 1860 census - as a laborer.
Robert, age 25, b GA, and md in the last year. With one sister (S. age 17) and
two brothers (J. 9 mos and J. 27 yrs - that should be John Elbert). Living in
Dwelling #23A. Cartersville appears to be the town in Cass Co. he's associated
with. (Jerry H. Adams, 2000) R. A. Worsham claimed residence in Bartow Co.,
enlist 25 April 1862, Priv, served Georgia, Grave #2624, Woodland National
Cemetery. Enlisted H Co. 60th Inf Reg. GA died at Elmira, NY, Source: Roster of
Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865.R. A. Worsham is most likely the Cass
Co. Robert A. Worsham d 8 Apr 1865 of dysentery in Elmira Prison in NY, marker #
2624. (Jerry H. Adams, 2000) GA's Dept of Archives and History has the following
about him: Served in Company H, 60th Regiment, GA Volunteer Infantry, a Private,
joined April 25, 1862 in Cartersville, Cass Co., GA, June 12,1863 hospitalized
in Lynchburg, VA; captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 9/14/64. Worsham records show
burial April 9, 1865 and Gravestone # 2697 Woodlawn Nat'l Cem. (Jerry H. Adams,
Archer Worsham "Archie" b 22 Sep 1859 Euharlee, Cass Co., GA
md Nancy Jane Edwards 11 Jan 1878 Bartow Co., GA.
Nancy b 20 Jun 1857 d/o Wm. & Katherine Dowdy Edwards of Lumpkin Co., GA
& d 14 Apr 1941 in Aragon, Polk, GA.. (Jerry H. Adams, 2000 & Joy
Children: (Joy Hight, 1998)
Richard Worsham b 7 Oct 1878 Bartow, GA. He md 1st) Lillie
Roberts in TX. He md 2nd) Rebecca Blaylock,
3 Jan 1897 in Bartow, GA. She was b abt. 1880. He md 3rd) Bessie Bitty
Nunnally 6 Mar 1927 of Bartow, GA. In his 40's, he learned to cook BBQ in
Texas, came back to GA., and started the first BBQ business in the area.
With financial backing from his sister Sallie, he built a small bldg at the
N.E. end of the 5th St. bridge (210 N. 5th Ave.). It was built on 20'
pilings, or maybe longer. Later, he built several others were built. All
were named "Lone Star BarBQ". He d. 15 Aug 1952, Rome, Floyd, GA
& bur East View Cem. Children:
J. Worsham b 30 Nov 1897 of Bartow, GA md. Mattie
Edwards 16 Sep 1917, Floyd, GA; b abt. 1901, of Polk, GA. (Floyd
Co, GA mrg Oscar Worsham, Mattie Edwards Bk L, p429) He d 21 May 1959.
Worsham b. 21 Jun 1903 of Bartow, GA; md. Floyd
J. Parker, 4 Dec 1917, Floyd, GA; b. abt. 1893, of Floyd, GA.
(Floyd Co, GA mrgs Bessie Worsham age 14, Floyd J. Parker age 24 Bk L, p
Worsham She may have been b. 14 Dec 1934, Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA
births, vol V, J. R. & Bessie Nunnally Worsham, 12/14/1934 - girl) md.
R. Worsham m Hardin. He may have been b. 9 Jun 1938, Rome, Floyd,
GA. (Floyd Co, GA births J. R. & Bessie Nunley Worsham, Rome, Boy)
Worsham b. abt. 1879 Wilkinson, GA.
"Lela" Worsham b. 3 Sep 1880, Wilkinson, GA; died in child
birth, 1920 and bur in Rockmart. She md. U. S. Adams,
son of Charles & Elender Adams, b. 15 Apr 1877. (Jerry H Adams)
Catherine Worsham "Sallie" b. 10 Apr 1882 Adairsville, Bartow, GA; d.
22 Dec 1969, Rome, GA; m S. Arthur
Oswalt, 22 Dec 1907, Rome (East View), Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrg,
Sallie Worsham, Arthur Oswalt, Bk H, p519)
Lee Worsham b. 25 Dec 1883 Floyd Co, GA; md. W.
A. Hayes, 20 Apr 1913, Mitchell, GA. (Mitchell Co, GA mrg, Annie Lee
Worsham, W. A. Hayes, Bk 5WC, p.580) She also md. Gypson F. Head.
Soloman Worsham b 19 Dec 1885, Adairsville, Bartow, GA; d 28 Nov 1964, Floyd,
GA. He m Mary Elizabeth Stewart
31 May 1908 in Reeves Station, Gordon, GA; Mary, d/o James Stewart &
Sara Arnold, was b. 15 May 1890 of Newton, GA, and d. 15 Apr 1973 in Rome,
Floyd, GA; bur Oakland Cem. (Joy Hight, 1998) Children :
Milton Worsham b. 23 May 1911 Bartow, GA; d. 27 Apr 1985, Floyd,
GA. He md 1st) Susan Lorene Blackburn; 2nd) Myrtle
Whitmore 5 Nov 1933 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN. Children of
Susan: Bobbie Jean Worsham, Stanley Leon Worsham & William Arthur
William Worsham b. 17 Oct 1914 Rome, Floyd, GA; d. 27 Aug 1977,
Rome, Floyd, GA. He md Lydia Tottie Taylor 5
Apr 1944. Children: Caroline Sue Worsham, Charles Newton Worsham, Mary
Jane Worsham, Wayne Worsham, Janice Faye Worsham & Michael Worsham.
(Joy Hight, 1998)
Elizabeth Worsham b. 28 Apr 1917 of Newton, GA; d. 18 Jun 1976
Floyd Co., GA; md. Albert Jackson Dingler
"Jack" 28 Feb 1935. Children: Elizabeth Ann, Leila, &
Judy Jo Dingler. (Joy Hight, 1998)
Alvina Worsham "Merky" b. 13 Oct 1919 Porterdale,
Newton, GA; b. October 13, 1919; md. 1st) David Camp;
m. 2nd) Herbert Harvey. (Joy Hight, 1998)
Lou Worsham b. 16 Jan 1922 Porterdale, Newton, GA; md. Jack
Thurman Tulley (or Jack Thomas Tolley) 17 Jun 1941 in Rome, GA.
Children: Mary Emma & William Thurmon Tolley. (Joy Hight, 1998)
Lee Worsham b. 30 Sep 1925 Porterdale, Newton, GA; d. 23 Jan 1979,
Rome, Floyd, GA; md. Luther Raymond Gravely,
28 Feb 1943, Rome, GA.
Lester Worsham b. 11 Dec 1887 Adairsville, Bartow, GA; d. 18 Apr
1947, Cedartown, Polk, GA. He md Alma Bertha Fortner 13
Mar 1906 Gorden, GA who was b. 1 Oct 1890 GA & d. 18 Oct 1989.
Glois Worsham md. 1st) Johnny Newsome;
md. 2nd) James Boling (she md James twice);
md. 3rd) Bill Ufford; md. 4th) Arnold Skraback.
Worsham b. 13 May 1913; md. 1st) Betty
Collins in Polk, GA; md. 2nd) Eloise Landers,
22 Oct 1938; md. 3rd) Evelyn E. Curtis, 10 Sep 1945.
Howard Worsham b. 31 May 1916 of Polk, GA; d. Jun 1970, Cedartown,
Polk, GA; md. Sue Mae Tuck 17 Sep 1941.
Inez Worsham b. 24 Aug 1919, Polk, GA; m. Clyde
Blair, 18 Jun 1939.
Louise Worsham b. 25 Jun 1926; md. 1st) Bill
Fagan, died in WW II; 2nd) James Mullinax,
27 Aug 1946.
Hubert Worsham b. 4 Mar 1929; md. 1st) Ruth
Bullington; 2nd) Ophelia Purcell, 6
Carl Worsham b. 8 Aug 1889, Bartow, GA; d. 28 Dec 1973, Cedartown,
Polk, GA. He md Kindness Oswalt d/o Floyd
Oswalt & Martha Ables, b. abt. 1886 of Bartow, GA. Children:
Worsham b. 30 Jan 1911 of Newton, GA, md Virgil Wyatt.
Mae Worsham 21 Aug 1912 of Newton, GA, md Jessie Gaylor.
Allen Worsham b. 29 Sep 1914 of Newton, GA, md Helen Ruth Watson,
16 Jun 1942 Rome, GA.
Eldridge Worsham b. 16 Oct 1916 of Newton, GA md. Mae Johnsey.
Albert Worsham b. 26 Oct 1919 Porterdale, Newton, GA md. Helen
Douglas Worsham b. 29 Mar 1922 of Newton, GA, md Louis Cook.
Crotell Worsham b. 12 Jan 1925 of Newton, GA md. Mildred Brown.
Odessa Worsham b. 5 Mar 1891 of Bartow, GA; d. 21 May 1917 of Floyd,
GA; md. Joseph Carr "Joe" 23 Jul
1913, Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrgs Miss Bulah Worsham, Jos. Carr, Bk K,
Bradley Worsham "Henry" b. 13 Dec 1893 of Bartow, GA; d. 2
Apr 1981, Cartersville, Bartow, GA. He md Mary
Elizabeth Bailey abt. 1914 of Newton, GA. She was b 30 May 1894, and
d. Jun 1986 in Bartow, GA. The Soc. Sec Death Index, has Henry Worsham,
255-28-6235, b. 13 Dec 1893 d. Apr 1981 lr. Cartersville, Bartow, GA.
Children: (Jerry H. Adams, 2000)
T. Worsham b. 6 Jan 1915, of Newton, GA; d. 8 May 1983, Cedartown,
Polk, GA; md Zella Belle Edwards, 2 Jan 1971; md Naomi Sparks 27 Jun 1972.
Worsham b. 9 Jun 1917, of Newton, GA md Gilly J. C. Winkle.
Ruth Worsham b. 26 Mar 1919, Newton, GA md Robert Richard Edwards.
Worsham b. 21 Jun 1921; md. Lola Mae Tillery 30
22.214.171.124.5. Infant Worsham b.
18 Jun 1923
Edna Worsham b. 5 Mar 1925
Albert Archie Worsham b. 5 Feb 1895 Bartow, GA; d. 21 Dec 1973,
Cedartown, Polk, GA. He md Hattie Elizabeth Camp 3
Aug 1913 in Floyd, GA. She was b. 1898, and d. 1968 in Lime Branch, Polk,
GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrgs Archer Worsham, Miss Hattie Camp, Bk K, p356)
Children: (Jerry H. Adams, 2000)
126.96.36.199.1. Lucille Worsham b.
30 Jun 1914 of Bartow, GA; md John Langford 12 Jan 1935.
Worsham b. 17 Oct 1918 of Bartow, GA md Howard Ford 11 Apr 1936.
Worsham b. 11 Aug 1921 of Bartow, GA md G. W. Edwards
Worsham b. 11 Apr 1927 of Bartow, GA md John Grant, Nov 1949.
Worsham b. 20 Jun 1930 md Don Brown.
Worsham b. 1933 md 1st) Syd Braden; 2nd) Clyde Ballinger 20 Feb
Ken Worsham b. 2 Nov 1935 md Lanelle Campbell.
188.8.131.52. Edgar Everett Worsham
b. 5 Apr 1897, Bartow, GA; d. 26 Aug 1945, Gadsden, AL; md. 1st) Ruth
H. Harris 10 Jul 1914, Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrgs Edgar E Wosham,
Miss Ruth H. Harris Bk K, p461) He md 2nd) Veany. Died of a gunshot wound
while barbering (he was a barber). He was bur Northview Cem, Polk Co, GA.
Children Howard Worsham, Imogene Worsham.
Worsham "Mattie" b. Feb 1900, Bartow, GA; md. Lee
Edwards, 29 May 1915, Floyd, GA. (Floyd Co, GA mrgs Mattie Worsham,
Lee Edwards Bk L, p13)
L. Worsham md. John Solomon Camp, 23 Jan
1884 Floyd Co, GA. (Bk D, p.267) John b. Sep 13, 1824. (Barbara Farris, 2000)
Mollie went to Texas about 1900. (Jerry H. Adams, 2000)
Worsham b abt 1837 of Cass Co., GA. (13-1850)