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 Tod 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)
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.
Picture from Bertrand R. Worsham, 1981
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.
18.104.22.168. George Leonard W. Worsham b 30 Aug 1896 Pope, AR md 1st) Pauline Bridges & md 2nd) Catherine Gray, 1917. He d 2 Nov 1967 of Conway Co, AR.
Picture of Lewis Henry Washam, & Emma Levada Burris from Bertrand R. Worsham, 1981
22.214.171.124. Tempie Worsham b Mar 1900 Burnett, Pope, AR md 1st) Martin 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. Children:
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)