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1.5.5. CHARLES WORSHAM & ELIZABETH (Pages 297-332) Charles Worsham b abt 1687 Henrico Co., VA a probably s/o Charles Worsham & Mary Bevill. He md Elizabeth abt 1724 Henrico Co., VA. He d 1735 Henrico Co. He left a will dated 17 Mar 1734 & proved 7 Apr 1735.  Charles Worsham birth should be abt. 1695.

Children: Henry Worsham b abt 1730 Henrico Co., VA md Martha Jackson abt 1762 Amelia Co., VA. He died 1795 leaving a will dated 19 Apr 1794 & proved 24 Dec 1795. Descendants lived in Amelia Co., VA; Crawford Co., GA; Baldwin Co., GA; Bibb Co., GA; Marion Co., GA; Macon Co., GA; Russell Co., AL; Liberty Co., TX; East Feliciana Parish, LA; Knox Co., TN; Grimes Co., TX, Indian Territory, & Carter Co., OK. One descendant was Tessie Mobley d/o Tennie Worsham & Benjamin Mobley known as "Lushanya" a famous Chickasaw Indian Opera Star & dramatist.

Page 298 Archer Worsham b abt 1763 Amelia Co., VA s/o Henry Worsham & Martha Jackson. (See pg 297) Archer md Nancy Clark Smith 10 Feb 1790 Goochland Co., VA. Nancy born 13 Dec 1772 Goochland Co., VA. Archer wrote his will 12 Mar 1822 and it was proved 27 Jan 1824 Baldwin Co., GA. Personal property was to go to wife Nancy then to surviving children. To son Archer Brazeal Worsham land called Nelson's Square & 5 negroes. He named daughters: Martha L. Gent & Virginia Ann Worsham & sons John G. Worsham, David B. Worsham & Archer Brazeal Worsham. Sons John G. & David B. executors & will witnessed by Archer Worsham, Jr., H. Allen & George Worsham. (Family records of April Bladh, 1999 & Baldwin Co., GA Will Bk A pg 208) On 26 Nov 1827 GA, Baldwin Co, Benjamin Lester applied for letters of admin. on the estate of Archer Worsham.

Page 299 John Stith Pemberton (M.D., Ph. G) b 8 Jul 1831 Crawford Co., GA. He md Ann Eliza Clifford Lewis 12 Oct 1853. He served in the Civil War and was a Confederate officer. In 1886, as a pharmacist in Atlanta, GA, he originated Coca-Cola syrup which quickly became a popular soda fountain drink in Atlanta. Frank M. Robinson, Pemberton's bookkeeper, suggested the name "Coca'Cola," which was chosen because both words actually named two ingredients found in the syrup. It was also distributed to other soda fountains in the south. John d 16 Aug 1888 Atlanta, GA In 1894 Joseph Biedenharn, bottled Coca-Cola and began distributing it. Joseph b in 1866 and was in the candy business which was founded by his father and uncle. Joe had been selling Coca-Cola syrup to soda fountains and had been selling fountain Cokes in his own retail confectionery. He also bottled soda water and distributed it throughout the county. One day he decided that his customers in the country might also enjoy Coca-Cola. He was already equipped with the bottling machinery so he decided to give bottling Coca-Cola a try. Now Coca-Cola is distributed all over the world. The Biedenharn Candy Company has a Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia in Vicksburg, MS. Monroe Martin King posted a message on for more information about John S. Pemberton for The Pemberton Archives.

Page 302  Maria Adelaide Worsham md Alonzo DeKalb Turner b. 1830.  Alonzo Turner's wife's widows pension list the marriage as May 10, 1861, she states her birth as July 13, 1841 & Alonzo's death as Sep 18, 1882 Macon Co, GA.  Their son, Robert Victor Turner, made R.V. Turners Salve in Montgomery AL. He was b May 11 1865 and d Nov 1956. Alonzo served in Company A 10th Battalion Georgia volunteer Army in the War of the States. Alonzo D. Turner was present at the surrender of Robert E. Lee.  Alonzo bur. Turners Cemetary outside of Oglethorpe GA. (Dannie Alice Turner, 2000)

Page 309 Mary Lynn Worsham b 15 Jul 1894. "Public Barbecue at Rocky Creek Church, Misses Mary Lynn Worsham & Lois Smith entertained in a happy fashion & provided themselves both thoughtful." (Monroe Co, GA, A History, 1979, p. 470)

Page 310 Daniel B. Worsham b abt 1791 of Lunenburg Co., VA & d 21 Oct 1835 s/o David G. Worsham & Martha Ann Smith. (See pg 304) According to Solon Wisham, Daniel B. Worsham was born abt. 1791 in Lunenburg Co, VA, died Oct 21, 1835 in DeKalb Co., GA, & md Caroline M. Fowler who d. in Marion Co., GA. His records also have the children of Daniel Worsham and Caroline Fowler as: Nancy Worsham, b. 1806 md. William Howard; William Worsham b. 1810; & Daniel Worsham b. 1812 Marion Co., GA. (Solon Wisham, Sacramento, CA, 2000) This family is on page 742. Daniel Worsham & Caroline M. Fowler were md. 8 Jul 1818 Goochland Co, VA. (FamilySearch IGI) In this case, none of the three children would be children of Caroline. Perhaps Daniel was previously md, he was age 27 when he md Caroline and he was 43 when he died in 1835. He would have been born in 1791 and too young to be the father of Nancy Worsham b 1805. He would have been age 14 when Nancy was born and age 19 when William A. was born. It is possible that he was older than age 43 when he died. Because Sarah b 1790 was living with Nancy Worsham & William Howard in the 1850 Census, it looks like she could be a step-mother. He is supposedly the Daniel in the 1820 Baldwin Co., GA Census but only one male under 10 years of age & no female children are listed. No children are listed for the Daniel Worsham in the 1830 Bibb Co., GA census.

If this Daniel is the wife of Sarah and Caroline, we assume he md 1st) unknowm, md 2nd) Caroline M. Fowler & 3rd) Sarah.

The following appeared in the Union Recorder of Baldwin Co., GA on 6 Nov 1835 under legal notices: DeKalb Co., GA. Four months after date, application will be made to the inferior court to sell property of Daniel B. Worsham late of said county deceased. Signed E. N. Calhoun, Administrator. On 6 Nov 1835 the following appeared: DeKalb Co., GA. All those endebted to the estate of Daniel B. Worsham late of said county deceased or owed money by that estate must make immediate payment or present their notes for payment. E. N Calhoun, Administrator. (Tad Evans, Baldwin Co., GA Newspaper Clippings of Union Recorder Vol I, 1830-1833 [Savannah, GA: Evans, 1994] pp 241 & 242) In Baldwin Co, GA Newspaper Clippings, Union Recorder v iii 1837-39; Twiggs sheriff's sale; one negro man ... levied as property of Frederick Bowman to satisfy executions or fifas in favor of Daniel Worsham. In the Union Recorder was a legal notice: Ezekiel N. Calhoun & David Worsham file their petition for letters of dismission from the estate of David B. Worsham late of DeKalb Co., GA. /s/ E. B. Reynolds CCO. (Tad Evans, Baldwin Co., GA Newspaper Clippings of Union Recorder Vol I, 1830-1833. {Savannah, GA: Evans, 1994} pg 90) Caroline d in Marion Co., GA. (Solon Wisham, Sacramento, CA, 2000) Sarah (see paragraph 1., p. 742) is in the 1850 Marion Co., GA census living with her daughter, Nancy & her son in law, William Howard.

Children: (possible) Nancy Worsham b 1806 md William Howard. (see 1.1. pg 742) William A. Worsham b abt 1811. (see 1.2. pg 742) Daniel Worsham b abt 1814. (see 1.3. on pg 743) His wife, Alsey Joiner d/o John Joiner & Sarah Roberts. (Solon Wisham, Sacramento, CA, 2000). (see 1.3. pg 743)


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