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Page 456 Lulu John Worsham, daughter of John Jennings Worsham, b Lula John WorshamA.JPG (60725 bytes) abt 1864 Memphis, TN. She md Benoli Hardin Wilson 18 Nov 1880 Prairie Co., AR & she died 16 Feb 1916.

Picture from Sally S. Baldwin, 2001.
 Henry Moody Worsham d. 11 Apr 1872 St. Louis, MO, address: Brooks Point.

Page 457 William H. Worsham. W. H. 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.

Page 458 James E. Worsham, James Edwin Worsham d. 16 Aug 1869 St. Louis, MO, address: Planters House.

Page 465 Joseph Worsham b abt 1717 md Mary Watkins abt 1744 & d 1758 Chesterfield Co., VA. William Worsham b abt 1715 md Phebe Burton & d bef 23 May 1783 Amelia Co., VA.

Page 466 Peter Worsham b abt 1719 md Elizabeth Talbot & d bef 18 Aug 1780 Chesterfield Co., VA.

Page 471 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) Elizabeth H. Worsham b 23 Nov 1821 Wilkes Co., GA, d. 3 Sep 1858 Wilkes Co., GA. Frank G. Wingfield and Elizabeth H. Worsham md 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 md 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) Felixina Gordon Wingfield b. 23 Apr 1841 Wilkes, GA, d. 5 Aug 5, 1881, md Col. Robert G. Simms 15 Nov 1865. William Joseph Wingfield b. 21 Mar 1843 Wilkes, GA, d. Oct 1878 during the yellow fever epidemic in Washington Co, MS. John James Wingfield b. 1 Jun 1845 Wilkes, GA, d. 20 May 1863. Mary Rives Wingfield b. 18 Aug. 1847 Wilkes, GA, d. 19 Nov. 1849, bur Resthaven Cem, Wilkes, GA. Alexander Petrie Wingfield b. 27 Jan. 1850 Wilkes, GA, d. 10 Apr 1921, bur. Greenville, MS. Anne Elizabeth Wingfield b. 22 Apr 1853 Wilkes, GA, d. 22 May 1922, md James Washington Mason. Infant Wingfield, male, b. Wilkes, GA & bur. Resthaven Cem, Washington, GA. (Resthaven Cem, Wilkes Co, GA) John Worsham. Add child. Blanchard and wingfield tree.jpg (114251 bytes)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 md Maria Hay with two small limbs for a John and a Mary as well as a larger limb for Elizabeth Worsham who md 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) Mary Worsham. Add child. Richard Wingfield Worsham b abt 1786. After the 2000 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.

Page 473 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. 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.

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 LUDSON WORSHAM I & MISS GREEN Ludson Worsham b abt 1742 believed to be s/o George Worsham & Sarah Irby and named after his grandmother Elizabeth Ludson. He md Miss Green abt 1763.

Page 475 Ludson Worsham II b 1 Jun 1763 Dinwiddie Co., VA md Rebecca Cousins 24 Dec 1788. Ludson d 26 Sep 1841 Dinwiddie Co., VA. See separate chapter, page 502 Millison or Millicent Worsham b 22 Sep 1767 Dinwiddie Co., VA md William Blanton abt 1788 Warren Co., NC.

Page 476 Jordan Worsham b 13 Oct 1772 Dinwiddie Co., VA md Polly abt 1797. He lived in Warren Co., NC & Wake Co., NC.

Page 477 Edward Worsham b 24 Mar 1775 Dinwiddie Co., VA. He md Elizabeth Wyrick. He bought the Armistead Tavern in Petersburg in 1800. His descendants lived in Henderson Co., KY.

Page 478  Ludson Worsham. An ancestor chart by Ellen Worsham Barrett, New Smyrna, FL, 1936 has Ludson Worsham b. 1796, d. 10 Oct 1842 md. Margaret King (d/o Elijah)   Ann Worsham Arthur, 2001, has Ludson Worsham md 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.

Page 480  Elijah William Worsham born 12 Feb 1823 Henderson Co., KY md. Miriam Jane Graham “Mariam” 3 May 1844 Lawrence Co., IL. "Mr. Elijah William Worsham.jpg (33650 bytes) Worsham 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 281.

Page 485  Miriam J. Worsham md Henry P. Barret.

Page 486  Milton Rhorer Worsham instead of Milton Young Worsham.  He was b. 24 Sep 1881 Los Angeles, CA, d. 14 Apr 1922 Jacksonville, Duval, FL, & md. Ethel Armstrong abt. 1908 Shelbyville, Shelby, KY.   Ethel b. 26 Feb 1876 St.Milton_Rhorer_WorshamA.JPG (71573 bytes) 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. "He 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 of service.

Children:  Ethel Worsham b. abt 1909 Amarillo, Potter, TX.  Richard Armstrong Worsham b. 3 Jan 1915 Austin, Richard Worsham_Ann WorshamA.JPG (76172 bytes)Travis, TX md. Ruth Virginia Washburn 14 Feb 1941 St. Augustine, St. Johns, FL. (Ann Worsham Arthur & Dr. Richard Worsham, 2001)  Ruth 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 d. Buffalo, Erie, NY. (1922 Milton Rhorer obit)  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 md. Boynton Merrill.  He was b. 21 Jul 1891 & d. Nov 1984 Andover, Essex, MA. (SS death index)  Ludson 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.

Page 487 Elijah William Worsham is in Vanderburgh County World War I Gold Star Soldier's Biographies: ( (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 democracy.
     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 city.
     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:

                                                "Oostletern, Belgium.
     "Mr. W. R. Heilman,
     "Evansville, Ind.
     "Dear Sir: Your letter to the commanding officer, 326th Infantry,
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 having
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 help reorganize
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 was more-peerless
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,
      "Sincerely yours,
      "CAPT. RAY W. HAYS,  "M. G. Co., 326 Inf., A. E. F."

ElijahWilliamWorshamGrave.JPG (97169 bytes)  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." Edwin H. Worsham d. 1 May 1914 age 24 Condon Oregon, Vanderburg Co., IN (Bk: CH-4E, p 328)

Page 493  Sarah Worsham b 1 Aug 1777 Dinwiddie Co., VA & d 28 Aug 1854 Henry Co., TN. Never married.  Green Worsham b 18 Dec 1779 Dinwiddie Co., VA md 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.


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