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1. John Worsham b abt 1805 of Harris Co., GA. md Margaret abt 1825 of Harris Co., GA. (Family Records of Anne W. Nelson, 1999)  John's daughter, Cordelia Brandon Worsham md. William Henry Webb. He may be pvt W. H. Webb in Green's Company, Georgia Infantry State Guards, "State Armory Guards" Baldwin Co, GA. Also in this company of 57 men were E. C. Worsham (Erbin C. Worsham) & N. B. Brooks (husband of Mary Ann Worsham), both believed to be grandchildren of Jeremiah Worsham. Therefore, John Worsham may also be a son of Jeremiah Worsham b. abt. 1770 of Hancock, GA who d. 23 Jun 1853 Baldwin Co, GA. Jeremiah and his family are on page 643.

John is in the 1840 Harris Co., GA, p 255 with Males: 1 5-10, 1 30-40; Females: 2 under 5, 2 5-10, 1 30-40 & 1 slave.  Margaret is in the 1850 Harris Co., GA census, p 72 age 46 b GA. Margaret Worsham, age 55 GA, in the 1860 Smith Co, MS census living with W. G. Smith age 26. Anne W. Nelson, 1999, wrote according to an early Bible record Cordelia Brandon Worsham, is the daughter of John and Margaret Worsham. Anne Webb Nelson, 2001, discovered some papers written sometime after 1920 possibly by her great uncle Hugh Webb, that appear to be copied from a Bible Record. John Worsham's death was 2 Sep 1847.


1.1. Sarah A. T. Worsham b abt 1826 of Harris, GA md Ashbury F. Switzer 30 Jan 1848 Harris Co., GA. Anne Webb Nelson, 2001, discovered some papers written sometime after 1920 possibly by her great uncle Hugh Webb, that appear to be copied from a Bible Record. It reads "Sarah A. J. Switzer Died 06/20/51 don't know whose child she is or where buried." Anne believes Sarah A. J. Worsham Switzer's second name was Angelina, since Cordelia named her third daughter Sarah Angelina. Sarah Angelina and Georgiann Hazeltine are both buried in the Double Churches Cemetery in Muscogee, Co, GA.

1.2. Cordelia Brandon Worsham b abt 1829 of Harris Co., GA md William Henry Webb 5 Jan 1849 Harris Co., GA. William b abt 1829 GA. Anne W. Nelson, 1999, wrote that an early Bible record shows Cordelia Brandon Worsham as the daughter of John and Margaret Worsham In 1850 Cordelia and William H. Webb are in Harris Co., GA in the Valley Plains District, p 143. In 1860, they were enumerated in Muscogee Co., GA., p 312 Wynton 8 June 1860. William H. Webb joined one of the Muscogee Units, but was "discharged by substitution." In 1870, the couple is in Newberry Co., SC, p 660. In 1880, they are in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX with sons Wm. B age 10, & Thomas S. age 8 b SC and daughter Margaret Harrington & son in law Hugh Harrington, p 46.


1.2.1. Georgian Hazeltine Webb b 5 May 1851 & d11 Dec 1851

1.2.2. John Elias Webb b 18 Aug 1852 Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA md 1st) Mattie Ann Ruffin and 2nd) Emma Josephine Middleton 1 Oct 1882 Whitewright, Grayson Co., TX d/o John Middleton & Josephine M. Eanes. He d 23 Apr 1894 Sherman, Grayson Co., TX.


1.2.2A.1. William Ruffin Webb b 29 Aug 1875 & d 14 Oct 1895 Hidalgo, TX.

1.2.2A.2. Sarah Cordelia Webb b 11 Jul 1880. Buried with mother.

1.2.2A.3. Ora Eulah Webb 21 Nov 1883 Grayson Co., TX & d 12 Apr 1959 Dallas Co.., TX. Never married

1.2.2A.4. Hugh Middleton Webb b 6 Nov 1886 McKinney, Collin Co., TX & d 2 Dec 1976 Austin, TX.

1.2.2A.5. Roy Worsham Webb b 18 Feb 1888 McKinney, Collin Co., TX md Bernice Esther Witcher & d 10 Sep 1957 Houston, Harris Co., TX.


1.2.2A.5.1. Daughter (living)b 1921 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. md J. E. Nelson b 30 Jun 1917 & d 1963.

1.2.2A.6. Tench Kirkpatrick Webb 11 July 1892 McKinney, Collin Co., TX & d 13 Apr 1940 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

1.2.3. Margaret Eulalia Webb b 9 Feb 1855 Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA md Hugh O'Neal Harrington 16 Oct 1873 Newberry Co., SC & d 16 Jul 1911 Sherman, Grayson Co., TX.

Children: Sarah O'Neal Harrington b 24 Sep1874 Newberry, SC & d 1 Feb 1960 Moriat Harrington 1879 Sherman, TX - ? Oakland, CA. Cordelia Harrington 1885 & d 1925 Sherman, TX. Margaret Harrington 1891 & d 1963 Tucson, AZ. Helen Pope Harrington b Mar 1895 & d June 1982 Denver, CO. Young John (Y. J.) Harrington b 1877 & d 1960 Sherman, TX.

1.2.4. Henry Bunyan Webb b 17 Jun1856 Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA & d 18 Jan 1919

1.2.5. Sarah Angelina Webb b 13 Apr 1858 & d 7 Jul 1858.

1.2.6. Ora Susan Webb b 11 Jun 1859 & d 30 Nov 1901.

1.2.7. Columbus Webb b 10 Jan 1861 & d 10 Jan 1861.

1.2.8. Benjamin Price Webb b 13 Mar 1862 & d Aug 1862

1.2.9. William Brittain Webb b 2 Jul 1870. (10-1880)

1.2.10. George Thomas Webb b 1871 SC. (8-1880) He d 1918

1.2.11. Francis Webb b 16 Nov 1871.

1.3. Rufus G. Worsham b abt 1830 of Harris Co., GA. (20-1850; 27-1860; 50-1880; 78-1910) He md 1st) Elizabeth abt. 1856 of Smith Co, MS. She was b abt. 1840 in AL. Rufus and Elizabeth are in the 1860 Smith Co, MS cens. & the 1870 Sunflower Co, MS cens. He md 2nd) Josephine of Leflore, MS b abt. 1850 AL. Rufus and Josephine are in the 1880 Leflore Co, MS cens. In 1910 Rufus G. Worsham is living in Jones Co, MS with his son, Jim. R. Worsham. According to The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, Mississippi 39531: Worsham, R. G.; Jones Co (residence at time of admittance); b. Georgia; 6 January 1911 (date of admission); 80 (age at time of admission); Co. A, 6th Mississippi Infantry; no death date listed; Buried: Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery, plot A-07-197; Beauvoir.  

This family photograph was provided by ,RufusGWorshamA.JPG (131936 bytes) Daryl Gambrell, 2002: "From left to right in picture Rufus G. Worsham, James Ruggles Worsham, Frances (Fannie Worsham), Kate Worsham in chair, James Nazareth Worsham (James Nazareth md Frances Elizabeth Wheeler, she died before this picture was taken, ca 1894),  elderly lady is person who took care of children  "Aunt Janie?"  My grandmother Rose Adelle Worsham and unknown boy.  The picture was possibly taken at a school near Garlandsville, in northern Jasper Co., MS.   That is where James N. and family lived prior to moving to Jones Co. where he married Martha  (Marthie) Jefcoat to sire a second family."

Children of Rufus Worsham and Elizabeth are:

1.3A.1. John M. Worsham b abt. 1857 of Smith Co, MS. He md Susan Phipps 18 Jun 1879 Leflore, MS. She was b Jun 1858 of Leflore, MS. In 1900 they are in the Conway, Faulkner Co, AR census.


1.3A.1.1 Laura A. Worsham b Feb 1880 of Leflore, MS. (Feb 1880-1900; 34-1910; 42-1920) She md Joseph Jones of Faulkner Co, AR; b abt. 1874 of Pope, AR.

1.3A.1.2. Cora Worsham b Aug 1882 of Leflore, MS. (Aug 1882-1900; 25-1910; 38-1920)

1.3A.2. James Nazareth Worsham "Jim" b. abt. 1859 of Smith, MS. (2-1860; 50-1910; 60-1920) He md. 1st) Frances "Fannie" Elizabeth Wheeler, 9 Jan 1883, in Leflore, MS. She d. abt. 1895 in Garlandsville, Jasper, MS and an "old woman raised her children. (Daryl Gambrell, 1999) According to Skeets Wadsworth, 2000, after Fannie's death, James Worsham packed up a wagon and moved to Smith Co. & Fannie, being oldest child, did housekeeping and care for Rose and Kate until he married again. James md. 2nd) Martha Jefcoat abt. 1912 in Jones, MS. She was b. abt. 1881 of Jones, MS. " a woman much younger than him and closer to his children's' age. Fannie Elizabeth Wheeler Worsham is buried in an unmarked grave at Garlandsville, Jasper Co., MS, James N. and Martha Jefcoat Worsham are buried side by side at Big Creek Baptist Church in Jones Co., MS." (Daryl Gambrell, 1999)

Children of James Worsham & Fannie Wheeler:

1.3A.2A.1. James Ruggles Worsham b 20 Dec 1884 in Forrest, MS. He is in the WWI Civilian Draft Registrations.

1.3A.2A.2. Kate Worsham b abt. 1892 of Jones, MS.

1.3A.2A.3. Frances Elizabeth Worsham “Fannie”. (Skeets Wadsworth, 2000) She md William Thaddeaus McLaurin 1907. He was b 1877 & d. 1934. (Rex McLaurin, 1999)

1.3A.2A.4. Rose Adell Worsham b 3 Sep 1889 of Jones, MS; d 13 Oct 1973 of Jones, MS. (Daryl Gambrell, 1999) She md John Doyal Flynt 1 Oct 1909. He was b 25 Feb 1889, s/o John A. Quitman Flynt & E. Amanda V. Hopkins.   Daryl Gambrell's (2002) grandmother was the daughter of Rose Adell Worsham Flint. His mother is Gladys Adell Flint who md Astor Gambrell.

Children of James Worsham & Martha Jefcoat:

1.3A.2B.1. Lucille Worsham b abt. 1913 Jones, MS. (7-1920)

1.3A.2B.2. F. C. Worsham b abt. 1916 Jones, MS. (4-1920)

1.3A.2B.3. Bessie Worsham b abt. 1917 Jones, MS. (3-1920)

1.3A.2B.4. Earl Worsham b Aft. 1919 of Jones, MS. Earl was a senior executive with Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, OK. (Daryl Gambrell, 1999)

1.3A.3. Lodore Worsham b 1860 in Smith, MS. (4mo-1860)

1.3A.4. Charles Worsham b abt. 1868 of Sunflower, MS. (1-1870; 13-1880)

1.3A.5. Dealie Washam. According to Daryl Gambrell, 1999, "One of my aunts thinks that there was another female child named Dealie."

Children of Rufus Worsham and Josephine:

1.3B.1 Willie C. Worsham b abt. 1873 of Leflore, MS. She md Horace M. Jordan 28 Jan 1897 in Holmes, MS.

1.3B.2. Cordelia Worsham b abt. 1876 of Leflore, MS

1.4. Elizabeth C. Worsham b abt 1835 of Harris Co., GA. (15-1850)

1.5. Susan M. Worsham b. abt. 1838 Harris, GA, md. W. G. SMITH, abt. 1857 of Smith Co, MS. He was b. abt. 1834 of Smith, MS. Susan M. Worsham, age 12 GA, is living with her mother in 1850 census. In 1860 Susan M. Smith, age 19 GA, is living with W. G. Smith, age 19, John M. Smith, age 2 GA, & Margaret Worsham, age 55 GA in Smith Co, MS.

Andrew b. 1795 Harriet Emiline James & America John & Eliza John Archer John E. & Catherine John & Margaret John W. & Mary C. Richard B. Worsham Richard T. Worsham William Sarah Afro-American Families Barbados Worsam's England Worsham's