Descendants of William Worsham
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Generation No. 1

1.  CAPT. WILLIAM1 WORSHAM  (JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD) was born 16 Jun 1752 in Chesterfield Co., VA, and died 27 Aug 1836 in at Samuel C. Anderson's, Prince Edward Co., VA.  He married MARGARET JONES Abt. 1780, daughter of ROBERT JONES and SARAH MAYO.  She was born 18 Nov 1756 in Chesterfield Co., VA, and died 04 Oct 1827.

Notes for CAPT. WILLIAM WORSHAM:
Richmond courier and daily compiler (Richmond VA)
Entry: Died on August 27 at the residence of Samuel C. Anderson, in Prince Edward County, Capt. William Worsham, a soldier of the revolution, age 86 (p. 3, c. 1)
Date of Pub. Wednesday, September 7, 1836
[From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia]

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William Worsham wrote his will 13 May 1833 & named children:  MaryAnn Worsham, Sarah M. Worsham, Elizabeth Worsham, Judith F. Williams & her husband John R. Williams, Margaret J. Anderson. Grandchildren: Elizabeth Williams Metcalf d/o his deceased daughter Elizabeth.  Exors Branch J. Worsham, Samuel C. Anderson.  Wit: R. E. Farrar, Henry E. Watkins, Henry Thweat.  Proved 19 Sep 1836 Prince Edward Co., VA.  A codicil was written 4 Apr 1835 and he left to his daughter, Judith F. Williams, a negro woman named Polly; to daughter MaryAnn Worsham a negro boy, James.  The will was presented in court 19 Sep. 1836.  William and his family start on page 343 of the Worsham and Washam Family History. [e-mail from Larry Walsham, author of Worsham & Washam Family History and Home Page, http://www.geocities.com/worsham-washam/]

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William Worsham b. 16 Jun 1752 Chesterfield Co., VA. He was listed in the will of his father, John dated 20 May 1769 Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., VA. "To son William, 1/2 my land in Amelia adjoining my brother William Worsham's estate." [Chesterfield Co., VA Wills 1766-1785, Bk 3, p. 36]  He md Margaret Jones abt 1780 who was b 18 Nov 1756 d/o Robert Jones & Sarah Mayo.  William served in the Revolutionary War.  When he applied for pension in 1836, he stated he got his birth date from a prayer book which belonged to his mother.  He enlisted in the 1st Virginia Regiment in the summer of 1775.  He was then a resident of Amelia but much of his time was spent in Chesterfield Co. He served for one year under Joseph Scott, Col. Patrick Henry, Major Francis Eppes until Dec 1775.  He recived a commission as Capt. in the Militia and in 1780 ordered into the service from Amelia.  In Feb 1781, there was again a call for troops from Amelia Co. when he went as a Captain of Militia and served three months.  Before he could reach home, he with others were taken prisoners by the British Army & detained for a period of two months; making his whole service as a soldier twelve months and a Captain of Militia including the time he was a prisoner, fifteen months.  Branch J. Worsham, clerk of the court of Prince Edward witnessed the application 17 Aug 1736. [Revolutionary War Pension Claim #S6436.  Also in John Gwathmey, Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines 1775-1783 (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979) p. 848 as abstracted from the Index of Revolutionary records in VA State Archives compiled by Dr. H. J. Eckenrode in 1922 & 1914]
 Robert Goode sold 131 acres to William Worsham for 16,375 pounds tobacco on 26 Jan 1788.  The land located both sides of Sayler Creek, Prince Edward Co., VA. [Prince Edward Co., VA, Deeds 1788-1790, Bk 8, p. 82]
 Amelia Co March Court of 1788 recorded that William Worsham son and devisee of John dec'd asked "for a partition of lands divisions to the said William and his brother Thomas by will of John ordered that John Gooch, John Howson, Rowland Ward, Jr. and Mary Ferguson and Sherwood Walton do make partition of lands between the Parties of John Hedges a claimant under the will of William Worsham." [Amelia Co., VA Wills 1786-1793, Bk 4, pp 99-100]
 On 29 Mar 1788, "In obedience to the within order, we have surveyed and divided lands between the parties within mentioned agreeable to the will within mentioned viz. the one half to John Hedges and the other half between William Worsham & Thomas Worsham. Wit John Gooch, John Howson, Rowland Ward, Mary Ferguson." [Amelia Co., VA Wills, 1786-1793, Bk 4, p. 100]
 William Worsham of Prince Edward sold to Rowland Ward of Amelia 250 acres for £500 in Jones line on 22 Jan 1789.  Wit: Joseph Wilkerson, Rowland Ward, Jr. [Amelia Co., VA Deeds 1786-1789, Bk 28, p. 333]
 Wm. Worsham sold to Sam'l Goode 105 acres on 29 Oct 1789. [Prince Edward Co., VA Deeds 1788-1790, Bk 8, p. 190]
 William Worsham of Prince Edward sold to Thomas Worsham on 6 Oct 1791 for £100, in consideration of exchange of lands made by William & Thomas devised them by their father in his last will & testament 20 May 1769 Chesterfield, Co.  The 280 acres of land on the Waters of the North side of Deep Creek adjoining lands of Richard Jones, Rowland Ward & John Howson being the said William Worsham choice. /s/ William Worsham. [Nottoway Co., VA Deeds 1789-1797, Bk 1, p. 228]  William Worsham of Prince Edward and Thomas Worsham exchanged lands on 6 Oct 1791: "in consideration of exchange of lands made by William & Thomas of their parts devised them by their father, etc.  Also the land that the said Thomas Worsham now liveth on being lower half of land devised Wm. & Thomas by their father and the land Rowland Ward is now in possession of by a purchase thereof from the aforesaid William Worsham." Wit: Asa Davis, Richard Jones, Jr., James Bagley, John Good. [Nottoway Co., VA Deeds 1789-1797, Bk 1, p. 230] William Worsham signed a petition in 1792 which asked that certain funds which had belonged to the parish be used for public. (Episcopal Parish dissolved)
 In Amelia Co. Court for August Term 1794, William Worsham, Thomas Worsham by John Gooch, John Robertson and Betty Branch, his wife, John Scott and Lucy his wife sued William Royall and John Royall, Wm. Royall Exec. of Joseph Royall dec'd and John Royall, Richard, Joseph A., William and James T. Royall children of Joseph Royall and Daniel Hardaway Deft. [Bel Hubbard Wise, Amelia Co., VA Will Book 5 1793-1799 & Order Bk 20, p. 316 (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press) p. 43] William Worsham signed a petition in 1796 that a town be established on land of John Townes at Buffalow Falls on the Appomattox.
 William Worsham was appointed inspector of tobacco at Townes Warehouse on 17 Jun 1797.  "Jamestown Trs. Op to Wm. Worsham 2 Lots." [Prince Edward Co., VA Deeds 796-1800, Bk 11, p. 92] William Worsham was granted an ordinary license at the courthouse in 1805.
 He is on the 1820 Prince Edward Co., VA Census, p. 162 with Males: 1 16-18; 1 16-26; 2 45+; Females 2 10-16; 3 26-45; 2 45+.  John W. Worsham & Branch Worsham are on the 1820 Census.
 He was bequeathed a half dozen silver table spoons, also a silver ladle and 1/4 of his mother Elizabeth (Branch) Worsham's estate in her will proved 19 Feb 1827.
 His mother's death was in the 22 Feb 1827 Richmond Enquirer. "Died at residence of Capt. Wm. Worsham in Prince Edward Co. on the 1st inst, Mrs. Elizabeth Worsham in the 99th year of age." She is bur. at the old William Worsham home, in the Worsham graveyard, Old Prince Edward Court House now known as Worsham.
 He is on the 1830 Prince Edward Co., VA Census with Males: 1 20-30; 1 70-80; Females 1 20-30; 1 40-50. Thomas & Branch J. Worsham are in the 1830 Census.
 William wrote his will 13 May 1833 & named children: MaryAnn Worsham, Sarah M. Worsham, Elizabeth Worsham, Judith F. Williams & her husband John R. Williams, Margaret J. Anderson.  Grandchildren: Elizabeth Williams Metcalf, d/o of his deceased daughter Elizabeth.  Exors. Branch J. Worsham, Samuel C. Anderson.  Wit: R. E. Farrar, Henry E. Watkins, Henry Thweat.  Proved 19 Sep 1836 Prince Edward Co., VA. A codicil was written 4 Apr 1835 and he left to his daughter, Judith F. Williams, a negro woman named Polly; to daughter Mary Ann Worsham, a negro boy, James.  The will was presented in court 19 Sep 1836. [Prince Edward Co., VA Wills 1828-1837, Bk 7, p. 472]
 William d 27 Aug 1836 in Prince Edward Co at the home of his son-in-law Samuel C. Anderson and is buried in the Worsham graveyard at the old William Worsham home, at Old Prince Edward Court House now known as Worsham. [The Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Notices from Richmond VA Newspapers (Richmond, VA: The Society) A notice of his death was in the newspaper "died Aug 27 at Samuel C. Anderson's in Prince Edward, Capt. William Worsham a Soldier of the Revolution age 87." [Farmville Journal, Richmond Enquirer 16 Sep 1836, p 3 & Richmond Compiler 7 Sep, p 3] The grave yard plot was made in 1866 by Branch J. Worsham, Prince Edward.  William is bur plot 4. [Dr. Joseph Eggleston Mss 1 Eg396b 58-63; Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA]
 All of his children were named when they applied to collect unpaid pension payments on 24 Feb 1837: Lucy H. Anderson (wife of Samuel C. Anderson) Judith F. Williams (wife of John R. Williams) and Mary A. Worsham of this county, children of William Worsham late pensioner (former private and captain) who resided in this county for 40 years and previous thereto in Amelia Co., appoint Branch J. Worsham, another child of the pensioner, attorney to collect arrears due from 4 Mar 1836 to 27 Aug 1836 the day of his death. Wit: Nathaniel Jones, Susannah R. M. Worsham.
 In Prince Edward Co., VA court on 16 Jan 1837, it was satisfied that the pensioner died leaving no widow but children Sarah M. the wife of Nathan Harvey of Charlotte Co; William H. Worsham of state of Georgia; Branch J. Worsham of this county; Lucy H. the wife of Samuel C. Anderson of this county; Margaret J. the wife of Mathew Anderson of North Carolina; Samuel J. Worsham of Campbell Co.; Judith F. the wife of John R. Williams of this county and MaryAnn Worsham of this county.  On 6 Mar 1837 B.J. Worsham collected $49.28.
 On 7 Apr 1837 in Rockingham Co., NC Margaret J. Anderson another child of the pensioner appointed Benjamin J. Baldwin attorney to collect her share.  On 5 May 1837, B. J. Baldwin collected $19.82. [Alycan T. Pierce, Virginia Revolutionary Records Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers 1818-1864 (Athens, GA: Ibverian Publications, 1996) p. 635]

 In a letter from J.D. Eggleston to Mrs. D. E. Metcalfe Bryant, 125 North 5th St., Danville, KY dated 29 Jan 1943, gives her Branch Jones line, son of William Worsham.  The letter is on file at the Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA. "You are descended from the Branches in two lines--one through William Branch, the other through Elizabeth Branch, who md John Worsham.  Your Branch lines goes back through Christopher Branch into England as far as 1500 and earlier.
 "Your Worsham line goes back to William Worsham, who died in Virginia ante 1661.  As far as I know, all the Virginia Worshams descend from him and his brother George.  Your Mayo line goes back into England to 1650 and earlier.  The Jones line I will have to look up.  I am not sure as to the lineage of Dr. Robert Jones who md Sarah (Mayo) Scott.  As soon as I can look into all these lines, I will write you as to my charges, which I hope will be agreeable to you."

[Tuttle & Washam, "Worsham & Washam," pp. 334-338]

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Richmond courier and daily compiler (Richmond VA)
Entry: Died on August 27 at the residence of Samuel C. Anderson, in Prince Edward County, Capt. William Worsham, a soldier of the revolution, age 86 (p. 3, c. 1)
Date of Pub. Wednesday, September 7, 1836
[From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia]
 
 

More About CAPT. WILLIAM WORSHAM:
Burial: Grave #4, Worsham graveyard at old William Worsham home, Old PE CH, now known as Worsham

Notes for MARGARET JONES:
Margaret Jones married Capt. William Worsham.
 

More About MARGARET JONES:
Burial: Grave #5, Worsham Family Square (Cemetery), Worsham, VA

More About WILLIAM WORSHAM and MARGARET JONES:
Marriage: Abt. 1780

Children of WILLIAM WORSHAM and MARGARET JONES are:
2. i. ELIZABETH2 WORSHAM.
 ii. WILLIAM H. WORSHAM, b. 1786, Prince Edward Co., VA; m. ELIZABETH PRICE, 27 Dec 1808, Prince Edward Co., VA.

Notes for WILLIAM H. WORSHAM:
of the state of Georgia

More About WILLIAM WORSHAM and ELIZABETH PRICE:
Marriage: 27 Dec 1808, Prince Edward Co., VA

3. iii. BRANCH JONES WORSHAM, b. 08 Dec 1788, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 26 May 1873, Prince Edward Co., VA.
4. iv. JUDITH S. WORSHAM, b. Abt. 1790.
 v. LUCY H. WORSHAM, b. 1791, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 30 Jun 1874, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA; m. SAMUEL CLOUGH ANDERSON, 13 Jun 1816, Prince Edward Co. VA; b. Abt. 1795, Cumberland Co., VA; d. 15 Apr 1865, Prince Edward Co., VA.

Notes for LUCY H. WORSHAM:
"Died - On Tuesday (June 30) at Worsham, Mrs. S.C. Anderson, widow of Samuel C. Anderson, about 80 years old." [Farmville Mercury, Thursday, July 2, 1874, p. 3, c. 2]

Notes for SAMUEL CLOUGH ANDERSON:
1850 Census of Prince Edward County, Virginia
196/196
Saml C. ANDERSON, 59, M, Lawyer, $4000, Cumberland
Lucy H. ANDERSON, 59, F, PE
Mary WORSHAM, 45, F, PE
Clement R. FOUNTAIN, 18, M, Student, Buckm S
Jas HAMERSLEY, 18, M, Student, Campbell, S
Geo FORD, 14, M, Student, Buckm S

238/238
Branch J. Worsham, 61, M, Clk of Co., $9000 PE; Susan 34, F PE; Cornelia 24, F PE; Branch 17, M, Depy Clk PE

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Lucy H. Worsham b. abt 1791 Prince Edward Co., md Samuel C. Anderson 13 Jun 1816 Prince Edward Co., Father, Wm. Worsham.  They are in the 1850 Prince Edward Co. Census, p. 14.  He is age 59 b. Cumberland Co., VA, Lawyer & Lucy is age 59. He wrote his will 24 May 1852 and left to his wife Lucy H. Anderson all of his estate which included land, Negroes named Lewis, Rose, Easther, John, Patrick, William Easter who was called Hannah, Chloe, Phillis, Isham, Sarah or Sary, Cora, Ellen, Judy, Dalls, Henry, Rose & Joe; household furniture, library, kitchen furniture, plantation utensils, riding carriage, buggy, horse wagons, etc.  His estate was to go to sister, Mary Ann Worsham if Lucy should not dispose of the estate by deed or will.  Mary Ann was not to be charged board for living with his family and was to continue living with his family.  His will was proved 18 Sep 1855 (error 1865).  It is wondered if a mistake was made as he is age 72, Lawyer & Lucy age 68 in the 1860 Prince Edward Co. Census, p. 920.  Her sister Mary A. is living with them. [Worsham-Washam, p. 342]

Samuel Clough Anderson, b. ca. 1795 (Joseph Dupuy Eggleston Dec. 27, 1934 & Feb. 22, 1935) entered H.S. 1813, a prominent lawyer of Prince Edward Co., Va., d.s.p. Apr. 15, 1865, m. Miss Worsham.

More About SAMUEL CLOUGH ANDERSON:
Date born 2: Abt. 1795

More About SAMUEL ANDERSON and LUCY WORSHAM:
Marriage: 13 Jun 1816, Prince Edward Co. VA

5. vi. THOMAS WORSHAM, b. Abt. 1792, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. Bef. 13 May 1833.
 vii. JOHN W. WORSHAM, b. 1794, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. Bef. 13 May 1833; m. BETSY MORING, 24 Dec 1818, Prince Edward Co. VA.

Notes for JOHN W. WORSHAM:
John W. Worsham b. abt 1794 Prince Edwrd Co., VA md Betsy Moring 24 Dec 1818 Prince Edward Co., VA. He is in the 1820 Prince Edward Co., VA Census with 1 male under 10 and one between 16 & 26.  One female between26-45.  He was not named in his father's will.  Perhaps he was deceased. [Worsham-Washam, p. 343]

More About JOHN WORSHAM and BETSY MORING:
Marriage: 24 Dec 1818, Prince Edward Co. VA

 viii. MARGARET J. WORSHAM, b. Abt. 1796, Prince Edward Co., VA; m. MATHEW ANDERSON, 10 Jun 1822, Prince Edward Co. VA.

Notes for MARGARET J. WORSHAM:
Margaret J. Worsham b. abt 1796 Prince Edward Co., VA md Mathew Anderson 10 June 1822 Prince Edward Co., Wm. Worsham bondsman.  She is named in the 13 May 1833 will of her father. She is living in Rockingham Co., NC when she hired an attorney to collect her share of her father's unpaid Rev. War Pension.  She is bur Worsham Grave Yard Plot, Prince Edward Co. [Worsham-Washam, p. 343

More About MARGARET J. WORSHAM:
Burial: Worsham family grave yard, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA

More About MATHEW ANDERSON and MARGARET WORSHAM:
Marriage: 10 Jun 1822, Prince Edward Co. VA

 ix. SAMUEL J. WORSHAM, b. Abt. 1798, Prince Edward Co., VA.

Notes for SAMUEL J. WORSHAM:
Samuel J. Worsham b abt 1798 Prince Edward Co., VA. He is living in Campbell Co., VA in 1837 when his brothers & sisters hired an attorney to collect their father's unpaid Rev. War Pension. [Worsham-Washam, p. 343]

 x. MARYANN WORSHAM, b. 16 Aug 1801, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 05 Jan 1895, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA; m. JOHN WESLEY REDD, OF LOCUST GROVE, 04 Aug 1869, Prince Edward Co. VA; b. Abt. 1794; d. 15 Dec 1874, Locust Grove, Prince Edward Co., VA.

Notes for MARYANN WORSHAM:
1850 Census of Prince Edward County, Virginia
196/196
Saml C. ANDERSON, 59, M, Lawyer, $4000, Cumberland
Lucy H. ANDERSON, 59, F, PE
Mary WORSHAM, 45, F, PE
Clement R. FOUNTAIN, 18, M, Student, Buckm S
Jas HAMERSLEY, 18, M, Student, Campbell, S
Geo FORD, 14, M, Student, Buckm S

238/238
Branch J. Worsham, 61, M, Clk of Co., $9000 PE; Susan 34, F PE; Cornelia 24, F PE; Branch 17, M, Depy Clk PE

S193 BJ Worsham 52F, 26F, 47F, 21F, 15F*, 10F, 8F, 6F, 5F, 4F,  3F, 3F, 1F, 52M, 49M, 44M, 25M, 29M, 17M, 60M, 14M, 12M, 9M, 27M [total 24]

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 All of his [William Worsham] children were named when they applied to collect unpaid pension payments on 24 Feb 1837: Lucy H. Anderson (wife of Samuel C. Anderson) Judith F. Williams (wife of John R. Williams) and Mary A. Worsham of this county, children of William Worsham late pensioner (former private and captain) who resided in this county for 40 years and previous thereto in Amelia Co., appoint Branch J. Worsham, another child of the pensioner, attorney to collect arrears due from 4 Mar 1836 to 27 Aug 1836 the day of his death. Wit: Nathaniel Jones, Susannah R. M. Worsham.
 In Prince Edward Co., VA court on 16 Jan 1837, it was satisfied that the pensioner died leaving no widow but children Sarah M. the wife of Nathan Harvey of CharlotteCo; William H. Worsham of state of Georgia; Branch J. Worsham of this county; Lucy H. the wife of Samuel C. Anderson of this county; Margaret J. the wife of Mathew Anderson of North Carolina; Samuel J. Worsham of Campbell Co.; Judith F. the wife of John R. Williams of this county and Mary Ann Worsham of this county.  On 6 Mar 1837 B.J. Worsham collected $49.28. [Worsham-Washam, p. 337]

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The Farmville Herald, Saturday, January 12, 1895, p. 3
Obituary of Mrs. Mary A. Redd

 "The above lady died suddenly at the home of her nephew, Mr. Branch Worsham, near Worsham, last Saturday, aged ninety-three years and six months.  Her funeral occurred the following afternoon, her remains being laid to rest in the Worsham cemetery."

 Lucy H. Worsham b. abt 1791 Prince Edward Co., md Samuel C. Anderson 13 Jun 1816 Prince Edward Co., Father, Wm. Worsham.  They are in the 1850 Prince Edward Co. Census, p. 14.  He is age 59 b. Cumberland Co., VA, Lawyer & Lucy is age 59. He wrote his will 24 May 1852 and left to his wife Lucy H. Anderson all of his estate which included land, Negroes named Lewis, Rose, Easther, John, Patrick, William Easter who was called Hannah, Chloe, Phillis, Isham, Sarah or Sary, Cora, Ellen, Judy, Dalls, Henry, Rose & Joe; household furniture, library, kitchen furniture, plantation utensils, riding carriage, buggy, horse wagons, etc.  His estate was to go to sister, MaryAnn Worsham if Lucy should not dispose of the estate by deed or will.  MaryAnn was not to be charged board for living with his family and was to continue living with his family.  His will was proved 18 Sep 1855 (error 1865).  It is wondered if a mistake was made as he is age 72, Lawyer & Lucy age 68 in the 1860 Prince Edward Co. Census, p. 920.  Her sister Mary A. is living with them. [Worsham-Washam, p. 342]

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Redd to Callom
Prince Edward County Deeds Book 29:347
June 20, 1870

This Deed made this 20th day of June 1870 between JOHN W. REDD of Prince Edward County Virginia and MARY A. REDD his wife, parties of the first part and ASHER S. CALLOM of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, party of the second part, Witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of Twenty two hundred dollars the said JOHN W. REDD and MARY A. REDD his wife do grant unto the said ARCHER S. CALLOM the following property; two hundred acres of land near REDDS SHOP in Prince Edward County known as MORGANS, with general warranty.  Witness the following signatures and seals
U.S. Rev. Stamp    JOHN W. REDD [Seal]
     MARY A. REDD [Seal]

Prince Edward County to wit:  Clerk's Office 20th June 1870
This deed was acknowledged by JOHN W. REDD party thereto to be his act and deed.  And MARY A. REDD the wife of JOHN W. REDD whose name is signed to said deed personally appeared before me in my office aforesaid and being examined by me privily and apart from her husband, and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said MARY A. REDD acknowledged the same to be her act, and declared that she had willing executed the same and does not wish to retract it.  Thereupon the same is admitted to record.

     Teste: B.J. WORSHAM CC
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Redd to Badine
Prince Edward County Deeds 29:376
September 13, 1870

This Deed, made this 13th day of September 1870 between JOHN W. REDD and MARY A. REDD his wife of the first part of the County of Prince Edward and State of Virginia and JOHN R. BADINE of the second part of the County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, witnesseth -- that -- in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars, the said JOHN W. REDD and MARY A. REDD his wife, do grant unto the said JOHN R. BADINE a certain tract or parcel of land lying in said Prince Edward County, west of the Court House and Keysville road containing by survey two hundred acres, bounded by the lands of JOSHUA HINES, J. OVERBY, Estate of SAMUEL WATSON and said JOHN W. REDD on the north and east so as to embrace the spring called the "Roadfield" Spring (but the said REDD reserves to himself the right to have free access and use of said spring whenever he or his representatives choose to use it) being the southwestern portion of said REDDs farm.  To have and to hold the said tract of land to him the said JOHN R. BADINE and his heirs forever.  And the said JOHN W. REDD and MARY A. REDD his wife do covenant with the said JOHN R. BADINE that they will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed.
Witness the following signatures and seals
U.S. Rev. Stamp $2    JOHN W. REDD [Seal]
     MARY A. REDD [Seal]

Prince Edward County Court Clerk's Office 13th September 1870
This deed was acknowledged by JOHN W. REDD party thereto to be his act and deed and admitted to record.  And MARY A. REDD, the wife of JOHN W. REDD, whose name is signed to said deed personally appeared before me in my office and being examined by me privily and apart from her husband, and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said MARY A. REDD acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had willingly executed the same and wished not to retract it.  Thereupon the said deed is admitted to record.
     Teste:  B WORSHAM, CC
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Redd, et al to Shupe, et al.
Prince Edward County Deeds Book 29:395
October 25, 1870

This Deed made this 25th day of October 1870 between JOHN W. REDD and MARY A. REDD his wife, GEORGE W. REDD and SUSAN W. REDD his wife, FRANK D. REDD and ANN E. REDD his wife & JOSEPH T. REDD of the first part of Prince Edward County, VA and ELIAS SHUPE and JOHN M. SHUPE of the second part of Bucks County, State of Pennsylvania. Witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of Two Thousand dollars, the said parties of the first part do grant unto the parties of the second part a certain tract or parcel of Land lying in the County of Prince Edward known as the Mill Tract, containing by survey one hundred and five and three quarter acres of Land, it being all of said Mill tract, except one acre, reserved by contract, bounded by the lands of R. STOKES, JOSEPH T. REDD & others.  To have and to hold the said tract of land with all the machinery, engine and appurtenances thereto attached to them the said ELIAS SHUPE and JOHN M. SHUPE & their heirs forever.  And the said JOHN W. REDD & MARY A. REDD his wife, GEORGE W. REDD & SUSAN W. REDD his wife, FRANCIS D. REDD and ANN E. REDD his wife, & JOSEPH T. REDD do covenant with the said ELIAS SHUPE and JOHN M. SHUPE that they will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed
Witness the following signatures & seals
U.S. Rev. Stamp $2    FRANK D. REDD [Seal]
     JOHN W. REDD [Seal]
     GEORGE W. REDD [Seal]
     MARY A. REDD [SEAL]
     S. WATKINS REDD [Seal]
     JOSEPH T. REDD [Seal]
     ANN E. REDD [Seal]

May 20th. Prince Edward County Court Clerks office 26th October 2870.
This deed was acknowledged by JOHN W. REDD, FRANK D. REDD, GEORGE W. REDD and JOSEPH T. REDD parties thereto to be their act and deed.  And MARY A. REDD, S. WATKINS REDD and ANN E. REDD whose names are signed to said deed by me privily and apart from their husbands, and having the deed fully explained to them, they acknowledged the same to be their act, and declared that they had willingly executed the same, and did not wish to retract it. Thereupon the said deed is admitted to record.
     Teste: B. WORSHAM CC

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More About MARYANN WORSHAM:
Date born 2: Abt. 1805, Prince Edward Co., VA
Burial: Worsham family graveyard, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA

Notes for JOHN WESLEY REDD, OF LOCUST GROVE:
Occupation, farmer, Thomsonian doctor (Notes provided by Robert Micer)

1872 Will probated (Notes provided by Robert Micer)

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John Wesley Redd left his Bible, his will and his home.  He was a farmer and a doctor; will dated Oct. 11, 1865; probated Dec. 1872.  He kept batch in the old Redd home before he married.  He built the parlor part about 1818?  The other side is much older.  No one knows who built it or when.*
*The deed from his mother and father giving him the place in Feb. 20, 1815 seems as tho the old house was on the place.  He m. Eliz. W. Wright 1813.  He reared his granddaughter Emma Henry and left her his home place until her death.

John Wesley Redd was a school teacher, a fine looking, powerfully built man of about 200 lbs., a man of unusual intellect, a leader, and dictator in the neighborhood.  He gave advice to the countryside on all matters.
He was a Thomsonian doctor (from Dr. Thomson), lobelia was the basic medicine.
(Source:  Judge Redmond S. Cole, Tulsa, OK)

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1870 Census, Prince Edward Co., VA, Hampden Township, Post Office Farmville
August 24, 1870
Redd, John W., Sr., 77, M, W, Farmer
 Mary A., 69, F, W, Keeping House
 

John Wesley Redd, Will at 13:306 PE Wills; Will dated October 18, 1865, probated December 1874
Prince Edward County, Virginia
Will of John W. Redd
Will Book 13, Pages 306-307

I John W. Redd of Prince Edward County and State of Virginia do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, Revoking all others heretofore made.
1st I wish all my just debts to be paid.
2nd I wish my wife Drucilla W. Redd to remain at my present residence if she desires it So long as she lives upon condition that she is to claim none of my property as we have bargained that she shall have the money that is in her sons hands Dr. S. Peete (or in bonds to the amount of something like Five Thousand Dollars and some other property that have never fallen into my hands which is at her former residence in Charlotte County, also a Feather bed Stead and furniture, One Piano, 6 Sitting chairs and several other articles that she may claim (Also the carriage &(?) with two of my horses or mules as she may choose at my residence in Prince Edward County).
3d It is my will and desire that the land on which I live a part of it all the land east of the Public Road leading from Prince Edward Chouse to Keysville I will to my grand Daughter Emma H. Redd with this condition.  If she at her death should leave lawful heir or heirs of her body then to return to my children. (To Wit) Geo W. Redd, Edwin I. Redd, Frank D. Redd and Martha Ann Wade.  I give to my Grand Daughter one Feather bed stead and furniture standing book case, one Bureau, one ward robe my sitting chairs Tables and knives & forks and cooking utensils.
4th I give to my Daughter Martha Ann Wade all my land lying on the west side of the road leading from Pr Edward CoHouse to Keysville.
5th My land in the Mill Tract I give to my sons (To Wit) George W., Edwin I. Redd, Frank D. Redd] . . . . property not named to go to my children (To Wit) George W. Redd, Edwin I. Redd, Frank D. Redd & Martha A. Wade.
I Appoint my son Frank D. Redd my Executor.
As Witness my hand & Seal this the 11th day of October 1865.
Written by myself   John W. Redd (Seal)
 John W. Redd

December Term 1874
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John W. Redd decd was produced in Court by F.D. Redd the Exec. Therein named and there being no subscribing witness thereto J.M. Booker, J. Overby and Richd Waters were sworn and severally deposed that they are well acquainted with the Testators hand writing and verily believe the said writing and the name thereto subscribed to be wholly written by the testators own hand.  Whereupon the said writing is ordered to be recorded as the True last Will and Testament of John W. Redd decd.  And on the motion of F.D. Redd the Executor therein named he is allowed by the Court to Qualify as such executor.  Whereupon he took the oath required by law and entered into the acknowledged bond in the penalty of $1600.00 payable and conditioned according to law.  Witn. J. Overby, J.R. Mills and Jno T. McCraw as his securities, said securities being sworn qualified as to their sufficiency.
    Teste
     F.H. Armistead DC

Will Book 13, p. 311
Appraisement Estate of Jno W. Redd by Edwin I. Redd
J. Overby, R.S. Hanes, R.J. Smith, J.D. Eggleston, and J.M. Booker, commissioners
Tobacco crop reported by F.D. Redd, Teste: F.H. Armistead

Will Book 13, p. 314-319
Sale of perishable property of Jno W. Redd by Frank D. Redd, exec.  January 3, 1875

Buyers: A.C. Allen, John Allen, S.J. Allen, W.J. Allen, W. Wat Anglea, J.L. Beasley, Richd Bolly, Jno J. Bondurant, Ruben Booker, W.H. Cary, Danl Carter, Wm. T. Carter, G. Casen(?), O. Cash, J.A. Chappell, Wash Chumney, C.E. Clarke, J.J. Conklin, Armistead Crawley, W. S. Dance, Chid(?) Dunivant, T. H. Dunnivant, S. H. Dunivant, G.M. Eggleston, W.H. Ewing,  J.T. Franklin, Martha Hall, J. Harris, Jas E. Harris, Pat Haskins, Abn Hines, Phineas Hines, S.H. Hines, Jno Marshall, Tom Martin, John McCraw, J.P. McCraw, Ed Mclachie, John McKee, Mr. McNemarew, Wm. Mitchell, John Morton, Mary Morton, Moses Morton, W.H. Nelson, J. Overby, David Owen, Jack Patterson, J. Pattison, J.T. Plates,  A.J. Price, E.N. Price, Gus Price, Jack Pulliam, And. Redd, E.R. Redd, E.I. Redd,  F.D. Redd, G.W. Redd, Isaac Redd,  J.A. Redd (cold), J.A. Redd, J. Archer Redd, John A. Redd, Mrs. M.A. Redd, R.L. Redd, A.J. Rice, J.J. Riggin, Hal Right, Frank Ritchie, Booker Sanders, Hal Scott, Lem Scott, R.W. Scott, Tom Scott, E. Shope, R.J. Smith, C.C. Wade,  L.D. Walton, A.N. West, M. Wetzma, Al Williams,  And. Williams,  W. Williams, Geo Willis, M. Witzman, Ed Wyht, Hal Wytht

Terms of Sale All Cash Examined and Acknowledged, Frank D. Redd, Executor

Will Book 13, p. 383
Estate of John W. Redd: in Acct. with Frank D. Redd, his Executor
January 7, 1875 to May 26, 1876
Payments to
S.H. Dunevant (Laborer)
John Archer Redd (Col)
Spencer Allen
Warehouse Expenses of sale of tobacco
For hauling tobacco to market
John Archer Redd part hire of his wife
S.H. Dunevant, John Archer Redd and Spencer Allen for services from death of Testator till sale
Pd Martha Hall balance in full for services
J. Overby, Clerk at sale
J.L. Chimault, auctioneer at sale
John J. McCraw, bill on wages
Rev. J.S.R. Clarke, funeral
W.H. Ewing surveyor
Farmville Mercury advertising
Geo. W. Redd
John Archer
N.G. Jones, coffin
R.S. Hines
Billy Mitchell
R.H. Watkins, attys fee
S.A. Hines
Warren Jon(?)& Co.
Drs. Spencer & White
F.D. Redd, claim against estate
Credit for 1460 lbs tobacco
           Recd of Spencer Allen
           Recd for 21 bushels of wheat
           Bal due executor Feb 1, 1876

The County Court of Prince Edward Co., VA
Report to the Court of F.D. Redd, Executor of Jno W. Redd, deceased, filed 25th day of April 1876 statement of all the moneys which he the said executor had received become chargeable with or had disbursed for said estate from the 22nd day of December 1874 the date of his qualification to the first day of February 18767 together with his vouchers for such disbursements.

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Prince Edward County, Virginia Deaths, 1862-1879
Name: John Redd, White, DOD: December 1874; Cause of Death: Old Age; Age: 81; Parents: John & Susan Redd; Consort: Mary Redd (p. 40)
 

Farmville Mercury, and official advertiser for Prince Edward, Cumberland, Buckingham, Appomattox and neighboring counties, Thursday, December 24, 1874, p. 3
Entry:  Died--At his residence in Prince Edward County, on December 15, 1874, John Wesley Redd, in his 81st year (p. 3, c. 2)

OBITUARY
 DIED, at his residence in Prince Edward County, Va., on the 15th December, 1874, JNO. WESLEY REDD, Esq., in the 81st year of his age one of the most eminently virtuous, useful and respected citizens of his county, distinguished for half a century for his piety, integrity, and usefulness in the community in which he has lived for more than "three score years and ten," and in the Methodist Episcopal Church of which for very many years he has been a distinguished and exemplary member.  In all the relations of life, as citizen, neighbor, friend, master, husband, father, and more than all as a leader in the Church of which he was a bright example, he endeared himself to all who enjoyed his intercourse.  Participating largely in the business of the county, he has left not an enemy behind him, and a very large circle of warmly attached friends, including children, grand children and great grand children, to mourn his irreparable loss, who will cherish his precious memory with all that affection and  respect which his life was so well calculated to inspire.
 He died as he lived, a bright Christian.--May those who mourn his loss strive to imitate his example.
     A.D.D.
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1850 Census Prince Edward County, Virginia (August 5 to October 7, 1850)
564/576
Jno W. REDD, 56, M, Farmer, $5700 PE
Lackey H. REDD, 54, F, Buckingham
Emma D. (Henry?), 22, F, PE
Emma H. (Henry), 2, F, PE

S425
Jno W. REDD
56M, 54M, 52F, 45F, 43M, 43F, 38F, 36M, 36M, 26F, 21M, 19M, 29F, 19M, 18M, 16M, 16M, 16M, 15F, 13F, 11F, 11F, 10F, 9M, 9F, 9F, 9F, 8M, 7M, 6M, 5M, 2F, 2F, 2F, 2F, 1F (36 total)

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Excerpts from History of Prince Edward County by Herbert Clarence Bradshaw

"Chapter VIII:  The Lamp of Learning": Public Education pp. 168-169.
 Public education began in Virginia with the creation of the literary fund in 1811.  Income from this fund was appropriated among the counties to be used to pay tuition for poor children .  School commissioners  were appointed in each county to administer the fund made available to the county. . . .
 Other named commissioners and the dates of their appointments, were:  . . . John W. Redd, 1825 . . . .
 In November, 1846, the county was divided into ten districts, for each of which a commissioner was appointed.  The number of the district is given with the commissioner in this list: . . . . 6. John W. Redd. . . .(Order Book 21:263, 279)  Subsequent appointments as commissioners were: . . . Francis D. Redd, 1857 . . . .(Order Book 27:238)

"Chapter X: Faith's New Day":

 "Methodist history in Prince Edward has been featured by revivals.  One of the most notable took place in 1837, when John Wesley Childs was the minister.  The revival followed recovery from a fractured shoulder Childs suffered when his horse threw him in March; he was confined for six weeks as a result (after the first ten days, which he spent at a home near the scene of the accident) at the home of John Wesley Redd, where he boarded his family while he was on the Prince Edward circuit.  Childs used this period of confinement to prepare for the revival, discussing spiritual affairs with all who visited him and praying with them.  During this period he preached twice at Redd's." (p. 266)

 "John Ellis Edwards: Life of Rev. John Wesley Childs: 166-80.  This book was lent to the writer by Mrs. John Fennell Redd, who lives at Locust Grove, the home of her great-grandfather, John Wesley Redd, where Childs and his family lived during the two years (1837-8) he was on the Prince Edward Circuit." (p. 767)

 "The controversy with the Baptists over the occupancy of Sandy River Church about 1832-34 suggests that there may have been a Methodist society at Sandy River at that time, and the fact that Matthew M. Dance preached there during the 1820's lends support to the suggestion." (p. 266)

 "Mt. Pleasant in 1848 and subsequent years had three classes for the religious instruction of its members.  Members of classes were enjoined to observe the Friday before each quarterly conference as a day of fasting or prayer "for the prosperity of Zion and for us your ministers." John D. Southall was minister in 1848, and Thomas I. Bayton was helper.  Class leaders were John Thompson, Edwin J. Redd and Robert J. Smith.  Nathan G. McGehee and John W. Redd were stewards, the latter being recording steward.  The class book of the period contains a list of the board of trustees: John W. Redd, chairman, George W. Redd, treasurer, Samuel F. McGehee, secretary, Frank D. Redd, Robert J. Smith, Edwin J. Redd, Charles E. Redd, Joseph T. Redd and John A. Redd." (pp. 266-267)  "Class Books of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, lent to the writer by Mrs. John Fennell Redd.  Cf. Richmond Enquirer, November 26, 1847, for the appointment of John D. Southall and T. J. Bayton to the Prince Edward Circuit." (p. 678)

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Redd, John W., Rains RD; 17SW [1815 Virginia Landowners Directory Volume One (Central Region), Cumberland County, p. 85
 

Nash to Redd, October 12, 1810 [PE Deeds, 14:439]

This Indenture made this 18th day of October Eighteen hundred & Ten Between ABNER NASH & MATILDA NASH of the county of Prince Edward of the one part and JOSEPH REDD of the same county of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said ABNER NASH and MATILDA for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty pounds to them in hand paid by the Said JOSEPH REDD the receipt whereof we do acknowledge hath Bargained sold & confirmed and by these presents doth bargain Sell & confirm unto the said JOSEPH REDD his heirs & assigns a certain tract or parcel of Land lying & being in the county of Prince Edward and on the waters of Bush river containing by Estimation Two hundred sixteen and one fourth of an acre be the same more or less and bounded as followeth VIZ Beginning at a Rock in WILSONS line thence with his line N 89-1/2 E 23 poles to a pine thence S 74-1/2 E 36 poles to an apple tree thence S 44 E 37 poles to JOSEPH REDDS line thence with his line N 30 E 217 poles to pinters thence with LEWELLEN FARLYS line N 60 1/2 W 114 poles to a white oak thence N 35 E 9 poles to WATSONs corner thence with WATSONS line N 60 1/2 poles to the Beginning with all houses Orchards and all manner of other profits and advantages whatsoever to the said Tract & Plantation belongs to have and to hold the said land and premises with all the appurtenances thereof unto that said JOSEPH REDD his heirs & assigns forever and the said ABNER NASH & MATILDA NASH for themselves & their heirs & assigns doth covenant and agree to & with the said JOSEPH REDD his Heirs and assigns to perform the same, the said A[B]NER NASH & MATILDA NASH hath hereunto set their hands & seals the day and year above written
Sign seal in presents of    ABNER NASH [Seal]
LEWELIN FARLEY     MATILDA NASH [Seal]
JOHN W. REDD
JOHN F. NASH
GABRIEL P. NASH

At a court held for Prince Edward County 15th day of October 1810
 This Indenture was presented in court and proved by the oaths of LEWELLIN FARLY, JOHN W. REDD & GABRIEL P. NASH three of the witnesses thereto ordered that the same be recorded.
      TESTE  FWATKINS CC

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 There was in the same year a most extensive Revival in Farmville, with a very large addition to the church.  The young converts, as a token of their regard and appreciation, presented John Wesley Childs, a devout and Godly man, with a costly suit of clothes, which he declined, saying that he "could not consent to wear so fine a suit, when as a faithful minister, he felt called on to preach against extravagance and the wearing of costly apparel." He permitted no day to pass without trying to save a soul.
 Mr. Childs in his correspondence speaks of the kindness and untiring attention of John Wesley Redd and "his estimable lady," whose home was known as the preacher's home.  Such was the influence and Christian atmosphere in Mt. Pleasant in the days of 1837 and 1838.

 In the year 1840, Matthew M. Dance went from Mt. Pleasant as a missionary to Negroes in Prince Edward and other counties. [Note: Matthew M. Dance was brother-in-law of John Wesley Redd.]

 In the 1860's, a church was moved from the Sandy River neighborhood to Meherrin, then known as Moore's Ordinary.  From this church, Wesleyan was formed.  It was about this time that Mt. Pleasant commenced transferring members to this and other churches.  Capt. T. T. Pettus and Mrs. Pettus, the Howson Clark family, and others were transferred to Wesleyan in 1869. [Note: Howson A. Clarke family - he was son in law of Matthew Mayes Dance who was the brother in law of John Wesley Redd]
 In 1886, a Methodist church was moved from Redd Shop to what is now Abilene, then known as County Line Cross Roads, and Beulah Church was formed.  It was first served by the Rev. William E. Grant. [Note: grandson of John Wesley Redd]

 Before there were parsonages, the preachers lived in private homes, J. S. R. Clark lived, died, and is buried at the John Wesley Redd home.  Brother Rowsie, a well-known figure in early Methodism, lived at Shenstone, the home of George Washington Redd, Sr. [Note: GW Redd, Sr., s/o John Wesley Redd] T. O. Edwards lived at Linden with the Dupuy family.

 In the early days the church was closed in the fall and opened in the spring because of bad roads, a poorly heated building, and a sparsely settled community.

 The present building was built in 1856.  Joe Redd is the only living member of this church whose grandfather had a part in the construction of the church. In 1855, when Joseph Truman Redd was 29 years old and yet a bachelor, a meeting was called to the present site for the purpose of formulation plans for the erection of a new building, the old Meeting House having burned.

 Mr. Redd afterwards told that Sam Joe Watson, who lived at Union Grove on Briery Creek, rode barefoot on a mule to the meeting and was the first person to offer $500 for the building of the present church.  This was a considerable sum at that time.  The church was built on a part of Shenstone, owned by George Washington Redd Sr., the son of John Wesley Redd.  It was not until 1876 that he and his wife, Susan Watkins Redd, gave a deed to the land.  Later, in 1912, the Rev. William E. Grant and his wife, Fannie Redd Grant, gave additional land for a cemetery.

 As Mrs. Ruby Redd stated in Mt. Pleasant's history written 31 years ago, "Mount Pleasant has a rich and beautiful past.  Nothing is a more precious legacy than the associations and memories of our forefathers and the pioneer spirits who struggled to establish such a church as we have fallen heir to.  One of the most hopeful outlooks for the church's future is the splendid spirit of cooperation and good fellowship which exists among its members." (July 1985)
[Mt. Pleasant History, http://www.gbgm-umc.org/mountpleasantumc-pec]

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Locust Grove (Redd)
 This home, which is about 200 yards from Route 15 between Worsham and Keysville, was the residence of John Wesley Redd.  The date of its building is not known, but Redd moved into it in 1815.  Locust Grove was a saint's rest for the Methodist Church.  Methodist pastors on the Prince Edward circuit made it their headquarters, and the Rev. John Wesley Childs boarded his family here during his year on the circuit, 1837.  The Rev. J. S. R. Clarke is buried in the family cemetery. It is now the home of Redd's great-granddaughter, Mrs. John Fennell (Ruby Ranson) Redd.  A unique feature of the house is a warming oven built in the chimney of the room on the south side of the house.
[Bradshaw, History of Prince Edward County, VA, p. 841]

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The Farmville Herald, Saturday, February 3, 1894
Obituary, John Redd
"Cypress, VA, January 30, 1894.
 Uncle John Redd, an old colored man, formerly owned by Mr. John Wesley Redd, died at his home near this place last week at the advanced age of eighty-one.  This makes five deaths in our immediate neighborhood during the past fortnight.  The grip seemed specially fatal among the colored people.  Uncle John was Mr. Redd's carriage driver before the war, and for many years was a consistent member of Mt. Pleasant church.  He did not leave "Old marster" as soon as he was freed, but remained to look "arter things," as he expressed it.  But the place held no charms for him after "old marster's death," and with his children's help he was enabled to buy a little piece of land and settled on it. There in his little cabin he and the faithful old wife spent  their days in peace and quiet; while "de chillin" who had done "up Norf" sent boxes and money occasionally to keep the wolf from the door.  He was a regular attendant at Lane's Chapel during these latter years and was always remembered by Santa Claus at Christmas time.  He was very fond of Seminarians and never failed to doff his beaver hat and give them his best courtesy while he accepted the profferred hand.  His loud "amens" from the back seat would come near upsetting the gravity of those not accustomed to them. We shall miss the faithful old servant and deeply sympathize with the poor old wife left all alone."
 
 
 
 

More About JOHN WESLEY REDD, OF LOCUST GROVE:
Date born 2: 29 Dec 1793, Prince Edward Co., VA
Deed: 20 Feb 1815, From his mother & father
Probate: Dec 1874
Will: 11 Oct 1865, Pr Ed Co. Wills 13:306

Marriage Notes for MARYANN WORSHAM and JOHN REDD:
August 4, 1869
John W. Redd, 75, widower, b. Prince Edward Co., res. Prince Edward Co., parents, John & Mary Redd, Occ: Farmer; and Mary A. Worsham, 67, single, b. Prince Edward Co., res. Prince Edward Co., parents, Wm and _______ Worsham; surety: Thomas E. Peck

More About JOHN REDD and MARYANN WORSHAM:
Marriage: 04 Aug 1869, Prince Edward Co. VA

 xi. SARAH M. WORSHAM, b. 1805; d. 25 Feb 1844, Home of brother Branch J. Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA; m. NATHAN HARVEY, 06 Apr 1831, Prince Edward Co. VA.

Notes for SARAH M. WORSHAM:
Sarah M. Worsham b. abt 1805 Prince Edwrd Co., VA md Nathan Harvey 6 Apr 1831 Prince Edward Co., VA, Wm. Worsham bondsman.  She is named in the will of her father dated 13 May 1833.  Sarah died at the house of her brother, Branch J. Worsham on 25 Feb 1844.  She was a member of Hanover Church in Prince Edward County. [Worsham-Washam, p. 343]

More About NATHAN HARVEY and SARAH WORSHAM:
Marriage: 06 Apr 1831, Prince Edward Co. VA
 

Generation No. 2

2.  ELIZABETH2 WORSHAM (WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD)  She married WILLIAMS.

Child of ELIZABETH WORSHAM and WILLIAMS is:
 i. ELIZABETH3 WILLIAMS, m. METCALF.
 

3.  BRANCH JONES2 WORSHAM (WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD) was born 08 Dec 1788 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died 26 May 1873 in Prince Edward Co., VA.  He married SUSANNAH ROCHET MICHAUX BOOKER 08 Mar 1815 in Prince Edward Co. VA, daughter of GEORGE BOOKER and SUSANNAH CUNNINGHAM.  She was born 26 Mar 1797, and died 14 May 1838.

Notes for BRANCH JONES WORSHAM:
Branch Worsham, white male, DOD May 26, 1873, cause of death: old age, age 84 years, parents unknown
Prince Edward Co., VA Deaths, 1862-1879, p. 37

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A William T. Worsham enlisted as a private in the Army of the Confederacy from Farmville, VA on 23 April 1861, age 23

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1850 Census of Prince Edward County, Virginia
196/196
Saml C. ANDERSON, 59, M, Lawyer, $4000, Cumberland
Lucy H. ANDERSON, 59, F, PE
Mary WORSHAM, 45, F, PE
Clement R. FOUNTAIN, 18, M, Student, Buckm S
Jas HAMERSLEY, 18, M, Student, Campbell, S
Geo FORD, 14, M, Student, Buckm S

238/238
Branch J. Worsham, 61, M, Clk of Co., $9000 PE; Susan 34, F PE; Cornelia 24, F PE; Branch 17, M, Depy Clk PE
Branch J. Worsham, of Worsham, Clerk P.E. Co. Ct.

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 Branch Jones Worsham b 8 Dec 1788 Prince Edward Co., VA md Susannah Rochet Michaux Booker 8 Mar 1815 Prince Edward Co., VA, with Samuel Anderson Surety & George Booker, father. [The Virginia Genealogist V 2 #1, Jan 1859, p. 177-8 & prince Edward Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1754-1850] Susannah b abt 1795 d/o George Booker and Susanna Cunningham & bur Worsham Cem, Prince Edward Co.  Clover Hill was the home of Branch Jones Worsham, third clerk of Prince Edward County for 52 years.  As a boy he lived at Prince Edward Court House, a place long known as the Berkley home, now the home of Mrs. Charles Venable.

 In The First 100 Years by Edward W. Kenny & Frederick Johnston, we learn more about the personal life of Branch Jones Worsham:
 "We have here one of the most illustrious of Prince Edward's sons.  He did not excite the huzza of the multitude or dazzle the world with rhetorical brilliancy, but in the quiet walks of everyday life he impressed himself as decidedly upon the day in which he lived as did any man it has been our privilege to know.  As far back as 1802 he commenced to write in the Clerk's Office of Prince Edward Co. & was engaged in preparing blank forms for the office.  In April 1803 he recorded his first deed in the said office and in Dec 1805 he entered for the first time the county court orders.  In April 1806, he recorded the orders of the district court.  During the month of April 1809, he was sworn in as deputy clerk of the circuit court.
 Branch spent his entire livelihood just a stone's throw from where this article is being written, which is, the old lawyers office situated between the site of the old courthouse and the present day clerk's office building where Branch toiled day after day.  In Sept. 1816 he qualified as District Court Clerk.  By 1825 he was qualified as clerk of the county court.  He was regularly returned to office by his fellow citizens.  As some were to say later he was a personal friend and could always be counted on to assist you in difficult matters.  His acknowledged efficiency as clerk removed him from political turmoil, party politics, passions, and prejudice.
 Mr. Worsham was also a member of the convention of 1850 which met in the city of Richmond on the 14th of Oct and adopted a new constitution for Virginia on the first of August 1851.  It was ratified by the people on the fourth Thursday.  The civil war removed him from office in 1869.  He never wanted to be anything but county clerk.  As far back as anyone could remember his dignified bearing, his classic intelligent clean shaven face, always a well dressed person, and quiet yet impressive manner of Mr. Worsham are most vividly recalled by those who knew him.  His habit was to ride to his office every morning and give to it, not eight hours, but a full day's work.  He brought his dinner with him and ate it cold.  His office was a model of neatness and of correctness.  Mr. Worsham loved it as he did few other things in this world, and guarded its every paper with unwearying care.  His methods were rigorously exacting and his habits of life were governed by laws written from the blood of many patriots who made the supreme sacrifice.  "Yes sir, those old clerks were high-toned gentlemen."
 More was written about Branch by Linus P. Hayes in the Virginia Genealogist:
 "On 31 Jan 1816 soon after Branch's marriage to Susannah Rochet M. Booker, his parents deeded him 103 acres of land and his motehr signed the indenture as Peggy Worsham.
 George Norbury Mackenzie's Colonial Families of the United States, V 2, p. 504 states that Sarah Mayo married twice, first to Dr. Joseph Scott 8 Dec 1734 and second to Robert Jones on 16 Jun 1750 Amelia Co., VA. Margaret was a daughter of Robert Jones." [The Virginia Genealogist-Worsham, Jones, Mayo & Scott Families by Linus P. Hayes, Washington, D.C., Vol 2, p. 176]
 Branch is in the 1820 Prince Edward Co. Census, p 162 with Males: 1 under 10, 1 16-26, 1 26-45; Females: 2 under 10, 1 16-26.  John W. Worsham & William Worsham are also on the 1820 Census.  He is in the 1830 Prince Edward Co. Census with males: 110-15, 1 25-20, 1 40-50; females: 2 under 5, 2 10-15, 1 30-40.  Thomas Worsham & William Worsham are also listed on the 1830 Census.
 His wife is mentioned as niece in the will of Jacob Cunningham dated 13 Oct 1833 and Recorded 18 Aug 1834.  Branch J. Worsham is mentioned as a devisee and is Executor of the will along with James D. Wood. [Prince Edward Co., VA Wills 1828-1837, Bk 7, p. 376, FHL Film 33219]  Branch is in the 1840 Prince Edward Co. Census with Males: 1 5-10, 1 20-30, 1 50-60; Females 1 20-15, 2 15-20, 1 20-30 & 32 slaves.
 Branch is age 61 in the 1850 Prince Edward Co. Census, p 18 as clerk of court, $9000. Real Estate b Pr Ed wife Susan 34 b Pr Ed. Cornelia 24 b Pr Ed, Branch 17 b Pr Ed.
 He is on the 1860 Prince Edward Co., VA Census, P. O. Prospect Depot, p. 955.

 The following is quoted from a newspaper article entitled "Worsham:"
 On 7 Apr 1865, the Federal Cavalry & V Corps passed through this area.  A slight skirmish took place here between members of Mackenzie's Cavalry and confederate Pickets as they approached the village.  Most of the southerners were taken prisoner.  Worsham (Prince Edward Court House)
 Mr. Worsham was ill at his home at the Court House (the home now occupied by Mr. George L. Walker) when General Sheridan and his troops came to the Village, a few days before General Lee surrendered.  When General Sheridan stated that he wished to use Mr. Worsham's residence as his headquarters, Mr. Worsham plainly indicated that he could not get the use of the house with his consent.  The General then got the residence on the adjoining lot--the residence owned by Mr. Smith.  It is said that the soldiers took Mr. Worsham before General Sheridan, were quite rough with him and aggravated his illness.
 Soon after the War when the State was under military rule and the whites of the State were deprived of citizenship, the Judge who had been appointed for the County wished to have one of his appointees sworn into office and said to Mr. Worsham, "Mr. Clerk, swear this man so that he may be qualified." "Your Honor", said Mr. Worsham, "I will swear him in but all H--l can't 'qualify' him." ["Worsham" on file with Dr. Eggleston papers at Virginia Historical Society & copied by Aloa Dereta]
 Farmville was made the county seat of Prince Edward Co. in 1872. It became final 26 Mar 1872 when the court directed that the voting precinct in Hampden Township hitherto known as Prince Edward Courthouse should henceforth be known as Worsham.  Well, it certainly was not put down, for Branch J. Worsham left a legacy of over 60 years of dedicated service to be proud of and looked up to. [Edward W. Kenny, Worsham The First 100 Years, p. 17]
 Branch died 26 May 1873 Prince Edward Co., VA and is buried by the side of his father, William Worsham in the Worsham family grave yard.  His unflinching integrity is an example to be followed. [Births & deaths of Branch J. & Susannah Children on a page among J. D. Eggleston's papers on file at Richmmond Historical Society. 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA & copied by Aloa Dereta]
 His wife, Susannah R. M. Worsham is bur in the Grave Yard Plot #6 made in 1866 by Branch J. Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA. [Joseph Eggleston papers #Mss1 Eg396b 8-63 Sec 3; Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA]

[Tuggle & Washam, Worsham & Washam, pp. 338-340]

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RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH
June 28, 1979

WORSHAM OFFICE NOW LANDMARK
Times-Dispatch State Staff

FARMVILLE-Prince Edward County's old clerk's office is now listed as one of Virginia's historic landmarks.
 B. Calvin Bass, chairman of the county's committee to restore the building, reported that he has been notified of the building's classification by the Virginia Historical Society.
 The office is in Worsham, about five miles south of Farmville on U.S. 15.  The county bought back the property in 1977 for $22,500.
 The building was put up in 1855, and cost $1,785.  It served as the clerk's office until March 1872.  Records show that the building was constructed on the site of previous offices dating from 1767.
 The office has been the center for many activities, including being a collecting point for supplies and a gathering place of militia during the Revolution and a center of activity during the Civil War.  It was used as a private school before 1900 and as a public school for a few years beginning in 1907. After that it was sold and was used as a private home until 1977.
 The county's committee found the building to be sound and on a site of historical significance.  It is one mile from Hampden-Sydney College and just across the highway from the restored debtors' prison.
 The county's plan is to turn the original portion back into a clerk's office.  The addition is be an apartment for a curator.  The office portion will become a museum.

THE FARMVILLE HERALD
Farmville, Virginia, Tuesday, July 3, 1979

[photo] This school class photo was taken in 1907 at the Old Clerk's Office at Worsham when the building ws used as the county's first consolidated school.  It was during that time that the first busing in Prince Edward County was carried out.

LANDMARKS COMMISSION NAMES CLERK'S OFFICE HISTORIC PLACE
by Bid Wall

 The Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission has announced the addition to its register of the Old Prince Edward County Clerk's Office at Worsham as an historical property worthy of preservation.  Acceptance to the Virginia Landmarks Register automatically nominates a place to the National Register of Historic Places maintained by the United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service.
 The Old Clerk's Office is owned by Prince Edward County and plans are presently in the mill for its renovation.

[photo] This frontal view of the Old Prince Edward County Clerk's Office shows the building as it is today.

 "When renovations are complete", said B. Calvin Bass, the supervisor appointed chairman of a committee to restore the old building, "we hope to use the front portion of the building as a county museum and the back part as an apartment, possibly for a curator".
 The county board of supervisors has already appropriated a portion of the funds needed to begin the renovation and work is expected to start on that portion in the near future.
 "The money we already have", noted Bass, "is for the brick work and we have figures ready on the entire restoration to submit for the board of supervisors approval.  However, we hope to get some type of private grant money to assist in the project.  The designation as an Historic Place should help some with obtaining the grants."
 Another feather in the cap toward that grant money is the location of the Debtor's Prison directly across Rt. 15 from the Old Clerk's Office at Worsham.  Both are now listed in the register.
 The two old buildings are reminders of the 1754-1872 period, when the Worsham community was the site of Prince Edward Court House.
 Prince Edward County was formed in 1754, with the court being established at Worsham, then an important county crossroads.  The pages of local history have turned many times since then to the site of the Old Clerk's Office.
 Beginning in 1767 and continuing town to today, the clerk's office has been the center for many different activities.  It has served as a collecting point for supplies and gathering place for mliitia during the Revolutionary War; it was a center of activity during the Civil War; a private school, public school, site of the first pupil transportion in the county, a private home, and now a county museum.

Present Building
 According to Brandshaw's [sic] History of Prince Edward County the building of the present Old Clerk's Office was authorized in 1854 and was received as "done according to contract" in December 1855.  The cost of the building was $1,785.
 The building served the county as a clerk's office until [continued on page 2] March 1872, when the courthouse was moved to Farmville.  Although constructed in 1854-55, the Old Clerk's Office is built on the site where county clerks' offices have been since 1767.

Historical Points
 During the closing days of the Revolution, after the battle of Cowpens, General Greene sent his heavy equipment to Prince Edward Court House.
 It is noted in the History of Prince Edward County that, "after Morgan defeated Tarleton at Cowpens, General Greene moved his srmy into Virginia to the north side of the Dan River.  Cornwallis was pressing hard upon Greene, and the American commander was confronted with two major problems: getting enough men to strengthen his army to enable him to strike back at Cornwallis with some hope of success and sending his heavy equipment to a place where it would be reasonably safe from capture".
 It was from Prince Edward Court House (now Worsham) that these were accomplished.  The heavy equipment arrived at the site Feb. 20, 1781 and about 100 Prince Edward men were on hand to help strengthen the troops.
 One hundred troops were not enough and according to the History of Prince Edward county, within ten days, 1,000 militiamen joined Greene from the counties of Prince Edward, Cumberland, Amelia, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Buckingham and Amherst.
 During the Civil War, Prince Edward Court House was again the center of much activity, beginning with a Resolution of intent passed in 1859, through the formation in 1860 of "minute men" companies throughout the county, to the two divisions of Union troops sent to the court house just prior to Appomattox.

Schools, Dwelling, Museum
 "While it cannot be documented that the clerk's office was used as a private school, tradition says that it was used as such prior to 1900", noted Aalvin Bass.
 It is known, he said, that the building was used as a public school in about 1907.  "It was the site of the first busing in Prince Edward County", Bass commented, "the students were carried to and from school in a horse drawn wagon."
 After being used as a school, the building was sold and used as a private home for a number of years.  In 1977, it was bought by the county under the direction of the late John C. Steck with plans for its use as a county museum.
 "It was felt that this would be especially approriate because the building is structurally sound, of pleasang architecture with ample acreage, and on a site of great hisotrical significance to Prince Edward County.  It is one mile from Hampden-Sydney College, with all its tradition and is across the road from the restored Debtor's Prison," Bass said.
 The architecture of the Old Clerk's Office is of the Thomas Jefferson period and style.  "One thing that is most interesting about the present building", Bass confided, "may never be able to be proved but is of real significance.
 "An architect, who was here recently, studied the construction and materials of the building and came up with the statement that the same person who built this Old Clerk's Office probably helped in building Thomas Jefferson's Monticello at Charlottesville.
 This, Bass went on to note, was based on hew marks of hand hewn beams and wood work found in both structures.
 "The architect said the way in which the beams were hewn, and the marks left on them and other wood work were identical in many ways to such found at Monticello", Bass concluded.

THE FARMVILLE HERALD
October 1979
[Photo] This enlargement of the original photo of the 1907 pupils at the one room school held in the Old Clerk's Office at Worsham, shows the well remembered pug dog "Penny."

FORMER PUPIL COULDN'T FIND SELF
REMEMBERS PUG DOG 'PENNY'

 A story in the Farmville Herald Tuesday, July 3 entitled "Landmarks Commission Names Clerk's Office Historic Place" told of that designation and related some of the history of the Old Clerk's Office at Worsham.
 Accompanying the story was a picture of the old brick structure with a group of students gathered around.  The building was used in about 1907 as a public school.
 One of those pupils pictured saw the spread in the paper and was delighted to see, not himself in the photo, but the old pug dog "Penny".
 "I was in the picture because I attended a one room school in the Old Clerk's Office until the consolidation of four county schools.  I couldn't find myself in the photo but I could recognize "Penny", the Dunkum's pug dog, who never missed a day from school", wrote E. Laurence Dupy, Jr., presently of Martinsville, but formerly of Hampden-Sydney. [Continued on Page 2]
 According to Dupuy, a one room school was held in the old clerk's office until the consolidation of four county schools,  He noted that the late P. T. Atkinson, of Hampden-Sydney was the first principal.
 A private boys school was held nearby in the old Prince Edward Courthouse which stood at the south end of the lot.  The private school, called Prince Edward Academy, was attended by Dupuy's father, E. L. Dupuy.  Teachers there included Professors James Thornton and W..H. Whiting, Jr. In Bradshaw's History of Prince Edward, it is noted that these "names indicated the excellence of the school, which prepared many students for Hampden-Sydney".
 Later the old courthouse building was sold to E.E. Hundley who, as Dupuy remembers, "Hired a bunch of old time Negroes to take the building down brick by brick, cleaning each one by one.  They sang Spirituals as they worked".
 The brick taken from the old courthouse was used by Hundley to construct a home on Rt. 15 just south of Farmville, which is the home today of Willa Wood.
 Dupuy reported that the front of the courthouse was on the south side and that there is an "uncomfortable walk of round native stone, which is still there if anyone will get the wire grass off of it."
 In the letter, Dupuy wrote, "The late 'Uncle' Henry Allen, the best farm hand I ever saw, told me more than once that he was sold at the end of that walk for $1,000."
 After the county court house was moved to Farmville, the village was renamed "Worsham" after Branch Worsham, a county clerk, for 40 years.
 

More About SUSANNAH ROCHET MICHAUX BOOKER:
Burial: Grave #6, Worsham Family Square (Cemetery), Worsham, VA

More About BRANCH WORSHAM and SUSANNAH BOOKER:
Marriage: 08 Mar 1815, Prince Edward Co. VA

Children of BRANCH WORSHAM and SUSANNAH BOOKER are:
 i. SUSAN CUNNINGHAM3 WORSHAM, b. 11 Nov 1815, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 28 Sep 1868, Prince Edward Co., VA.

More About SUSAN CUNNINGHAM WORSHAM:
Burial: Worsham family grave yard, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA

 ii. HENRY EDWARD WORSHAM, b. 04 Aug 1817, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 16 Dec 1817, Prince Edward Co., VA.

Notes for HENRY EDWARD WORSHAM:
There is a Henry Edward Worsham b. about this time living in Schuyler Co., IL during the 1860 Census.  He was b in VA and had a son Branch Jones Worsham b. 1870. If he is the same as this Henry Edward Worsham, the death & burial date would be in error.  The Henry Edward Worsham has, therefore, been included in the Worsham, Misc section. [Worsham-Washam, p. 340-341]

More About HENRY EDWARD WORSHAM:
Burial: Worsham family grave yard, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA

6. iii. ELIZABETH M. WORSHAM, b. 28 Mar 1819, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 09 Feb 1886.
 iv. SARAH ANN WORSHAM, b. 23 Nov 1820, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 02 Aug 1863; m. JOHN A. DALBY, 23 Oct 1846, Prince Edward Co. VA.

More About SARAH ANN WORSHAM:
Burial: Worsham family grave yard, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA

More About JOHN DALBY and SARAH WORSHAM:
Marriage: 23 Oct 1846, Prince Edward Co. VA

 v. LUCY BOOKER WORSHAM, b. 24 Nov 1822, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 31 Jul 1824.

More About LUCY BOOKER WORSHAM:
Burial: Grave #10, Worsham family grave yard, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA

 vi. CORNELIA WORSHAM, b. 1826, Prince Edward Co., VA; m. JOHN W. DANIEL, OF "INGLESIDE"; b. 1821; d. 10 Jul 1882.

Notes for CORNELIA WORSHAM:
Marie Widdifield, Virginia Genealogies, FHL Bk 975.D 2hh

Notes for JOHN W. DANIEL, OF "INGLESIDE":
Virginia Genealogies, 1600s-1800s

Daniel, John W., "Ingleside,' Charlotte Co., b. 1821; d. July 19, 1882; m.
(I) Cornelia, dau. of Branch J. Worsham, of Worsham, Clerk P.E. Co. Ct.;
(II) Charlotte, dau. of Rev. Dr. Wharey, Cumb'd Co.;
was for years an Elder Pres. Ch. Charlotte C.H .; had
i. Ella, b. 1858; m. Rev. Samuel M. Smith, Washington, N.C., son of Rev. Jacob Henry Smith, D. D., of N. C., and had Reid
ii. Samuel Pride, b. 1862
iii. Wharey
iv. Annie Goode

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John W. Daniel (1821-1882) later owned Ingleside, many years an elder in Village Church, Charlotte Court House, later at Drakes Branch Church.
[The Southsider, Vol. XIII, No. 2, 1994, pp. 35-39]

1850 Census, Charlotte Co., VA
1   411  411 DANIEL         John W.        25   M    W    Planter        6,000     VA b. Charlotte

More About JOHN W. DANIEL, OF "INGLESIDE":
Date born 2: Abt. 1825, Charlotte Co., VA

Marriage Notes for CORNELIA WORSHAM and JOHN DANIEL:
Virginia Genealogies, 1600s-1800s

Daniel, John W., "Ingleside," Charlotte Co., b. 1821, d. July 19, 1882; m. (I) Cornelia, dau. of Branch J. Worsham, of Worsham, Clerk P.E. Co., Ct.; (II) Charlotte, dau. of Rev. Dr. Wharey, Cumb'd Co.; was for years an Elder Pres. Ch. Charlotte C. H.; had
i. Ella, b. 1858, m. Rev. Samuel M. Smith, Washington, N.C., son of Rev. Jacob Henry Smith, D. C., of N.E., and had Reid
ii. Samuel Pride, b. 1862
iii. Wharey
iv. Annie Goode

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Virginia Genealogies, 1600s-1800s

Daniel, John W., "Ingleside," Charlotte Co., b. 1821, d. July 19, 1882; m. (I) Cornelia, dau. of Branch J. Worsham, of Worsham, Clerk P.E. Co., Ct.; (II) Charlotte, dau. of Rev. Dr. Wharey, Cumb'd Co.; was for years an Elder Pres. Ch. Charlotte C. H.; had
i. Ella, b. 1858, m. Rev. Samuel M. Smith, Washington, N.C., son of Rev. Jacob Henry Smith, D. C., of N.E., and had Reid
ii. Samuel Pride, b. 1862
iii. Wharey
iv. Annie Goode

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Virginia Genealogies, 1600s-1800s

Daniel, John W., "Ingleside," Charlotte Co., b. 1821, d. July 19, 1882; m. (I) Cornelia, dau. of Branch J. Worsham, of Worsham, Clerk P.E. Co., Ct.; (II) Charlotte, dau. of Rev. Dr. Wharey, Cumb'd Co.; was for years an Elder Pres. Ch. Charlotte C. H.; had
i. Ella, b. 1858, m. Rev. Samuel M. Smith, Washington, N.C., son of Rev. Jacob Henry Smith, D. C., of N.E., and had Reid
ii. Samuel Pride, b. 1862
iii. Wharey
iv. Annie Goode

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Virginia Genealogies, 1600s-1800s

Daniel, John W., "Ingleside," Charlotte Co., b. 1821, d. July 19, 1882; m. (I) Cornelia, dau. of Branch J. Worsham, of Worsham, Clerk P.E. Co., Ct.; (II) Charlotte, dau. of Rev. Dr. Wharey, Cumb'd Co.; was for years an Elder Pres. Ch. Charlotte C. H.; had
i. Ella, b. 1858, m. Rev. Samuel M. Smith, Washington, N.C., son of Rev. Jacob Henry Smith, D. C., of N.E., and had Reid
ii. Samuel Pride, b. 1862
iii. Wharey
iv. Annie Goode
 
 

 vii. GEORGE MARSHALL WORSHAM, b. 21 Mar 1827, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 25 Mar 1827, Prince Edward Co., VA.

More About GEORGE MARSHALL WORSHAM:
Burial: Grave #3, Worsham Family Square (Cemetery), Worsham, VA

 viii. FELICIANA WORSHAM, b. 26 Oct 1828, Prince Edward Co., VA; m. RICHARD WILSON PRICE, 05 May 1847, Prince Edward Co. VA.

More About RICHARD PRICE and FELICIANA WORSHAM:
Marriage: 05 May 1847, Prince Edward Co. VA

 ix. VIRGINIA REBECCA WORSHAM, d. 06 Oct 1832, Prince Edward Co., VA.
7. x. BRANCH JONES WORSHAM, JR., b. 05 Aug 1833, Old Andrew Baker Home, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 29 Oct 1913, Williamsburg, VA.
 xi. EMMA WORSHAM, b. 31 Oct 1835; d. 17 Sep 1837.
 

4.  JUDITH S.2 WORSHAM (WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD) was born Abt. 1790.  She married JOHN R. WILLIAMS 02 Feb 1815 in Prince Edward Co. VA.

Notes for JUDITH S. WORSHAM:
Judith S. Worsham b. abt 1790 Prince Edward Co., VA. md John R. Williams 2 Feb 1815 Prince Edward Co., VA, father William Worsham.  She is named in the will of her father dated 13 May 1833.  Two of their infant children are buried in the Worsham Grave Yard plot #1 & 2 made in 1866 by Branch Worsham.
[Worsham-Washam, p. 342]

More About JUDITH S. WORSHAM:
Date born 2: 1800

More About JOHN WILLIAMS and JUDITH WORSHAM:
Marriage: 02 Feb 1815, Prince Edward Co. VA

Children of JUDITH WORSHAM and JOHN WILLIAMS are:
 i. INFANT#13 WILLIAMS.

More About INFANT#1 WILLIAMS:
Burial: Grave #1, Worsham Family Square (Cemetery), Worsham, VA

 ii. INFANT#2 WILLIAMS.

More About INFANT#2 WILLIAMS:
Burial: Grave #2, Worsham Family Square (Cemetery), Worsham, VA
 

5.  THOMAS2 WORSHAM (WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD) was born Abt. 1792 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died Bef. 13 May 1833.  He married SARAH UNK..

Notes for THOMAS WORSHAM:
Thomas Worsham b. abt 1792 Prince Edward Co., VA.  He was listed in the 1830 Prince Edward Co. Census with Males: 1 between 20-30 & 1 between 30-40.  No females.  In Oct Thomas Worsham was promoted to ensign of First Battalion.  He was not named in his father's will.  Perhaps he was deceased.
[Worsham-Washam, pp. 342-3

More About THOMAS WORSHAM:
Date born 2: 1790

Notes for SARAH UNK.:
Deed of Agreement.  Sarah Worsham, widow & relict of the late Thomas Worsham; Harriet G. Worsham; Thomas D. Worsham; Robert G. Loving & Mary e. Loving, his wife, formerly Mary E. Worsham; and Martha R. Worsham to William H. Worsham.  D. Aug. 29, 1839.  Consid: $2400.  Said Harriet G., Thomas D., Mary E., Martha R. & william H., are children of said Thomas Worsham, dec'd., and William H. has, both as one of the heirs of his father and under his will, an equal interest in his father's estate with the other children.  Said William has attained the age of 21 years, and is desirous of reeiving his interest.  The other heirs & Sarah Worsham, his mother, are anxious that he have possession of his portion of his father's estate at once, and are particularly desirous of complying with the spirit of the provisions in the will, and give their sanction to an appropriate time and manner of making an advance to him.  Therefore, this deed is to advance to William H. Worsham the value of his portion and interest in his father's estate amounting to $2400.  This is in full payment of his share.
Wit: Thomas E. Jeter, Charles Cole & Willis Vaughan
Pro: Dec. 8, 1840 by 2 wit. & ordered cont'd. [Amelia Co., VA]

Children of THOMAS WORSHAM and SARAH UNK. are:
 i. HARRIET G.3 WORSHAM.
 ii. THOMAS D. WORSHAM.
 iii. MARY E. WORSHAM, m. ROBERT G. LOVING.
 iv. MARTHA R. WORSHAM.
 v. WILLIAM H. WORSHAM, b. Abt. 1819.
 

Generation No. 3

6.  ELIZABETH M.3 WORSHAM (BRANCH JONES2, WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD) was born 28 Mar 1819 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died 09 Feb 1886.  She married ALEXANDER RANDOLPH SPENCER 27 Sep 1838 in Prince Edward Co. VA, son of SAMUEL SPENCER and AGNES DANIEL.  He was born 20 Oct 1816.

More About ELIZABETH M. WORSHAM:
Burial: Plot #9, Worsham family grave yard, Worsham, Prince Edward Co., VA

Notes for ALEXANDER RANDOLPH SPENCER:
1850 Census, Charlotte Co., VA
21/521/521 SPENCER, Alexander R., 32, M, W, Planter, 10,756, VA b. Charlotte
22/521/521 SPENCER, Elizabeth M., 31, F, W, VA,  b. Pr. Edward
23/521/521 SPENCER, Branch,10, M, W, VA, b. Charlotte
24/521/521 S PENCER, Daniel, 9, M, W, VA,  b. Charlotte
25/521/521 SPENCER, Rosha, 6, F, W, VA, b. Charlotte
26/521/521 SPENCER, Horace, 4, M, W, VA,  b. Charlotte
27/521/521 SPENCER, Edward, 1, M, W, VA,  b. Charlotte
 

More About ALEXANDER RANDOLPH SPENCER:
Date born 2: 20 Oct 1816, Charlotte Co., VA

More About ALEXANDER SPENCER and ELIZABETH WORSHAM:
Marriage: 27 Sep 1838, Prince Edward Co. VA

Children of ELIZABETH WORSHAM and ALEXANDER SPENCER are:
 i. BRANCH W.4 SPENCER, b. Jul 1839, Charlotte Co., VA.
 ii. DANIEL F. SPENCER, b. 1841, Charlotte Co., VA; d. 25 Jan 1863.
 iii. ROCHETTE M. "ROSHA" SPENCER, b. 1844, Charlotte Co., VA.
 iv. HORACE L. SPENCER, b. 1846, Charlotte Co., VA.
8. v. EDWARD S. SPENCER, b. 1849, Charlotte Co., VA.
 vi. SAMUEL S. SPENCER, b. 1855, Charlotte Co., VA.
 vii. CORNELIA S. SPENCER, b. 1858, Charlotte Co., VA.
 viii. ROBERT SPENCER, b. 1861, Charlotte Co., VA.
 

7.  BRANCH JONES3 WORSHAM, JR. (BRANCH JONES2, WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD) was born 05 Aug 1833 in Old Andrew Baker Home, Prince Edward Co., VA, and died 29 Oct 1913 in Williamsburg, VA.  He married MARY METTAUER HATTON 29 Oct 1872, daughter of JOHN HATTON and SARAH METTAUER.  She was born 03 Jun 1851, and died 09 Aug 1878.

Notes for BRANCH JONES WORSHAM, JR.:
1833 Census Prince Edward Co., VA

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A Branch A. Worsham served North Carolina, Enlisting 01 May 1862 as a Private at age 32 from Mecklenburg Co., NC, for the Confederacy

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Mr. Worsham was a farmer and for most of his life in the Old Andrew Baker home (built before the War of the Revolution) which his father had purchased.  Branch Worsham II was born in this home.  His wife died there when only 26 or 27 years old 9 Aug 1878.

A newspaper clipping gives the death of "Mary Mettauer, aged 27 years, wife of Branch Worsham & grand-daughter of the late John P. Muttauer, M.D. 9 Aug. 1878." Branch is 46 b. VA on the 1880 Hampden Dist., Prince Edward Co., VA Census.  He is living with his son Branch in the 1900 Hampden Dist., Prince Edward Co., VA Census.  He is age 77 on the 1910 Prince Edward Co., VA Census and living with Charley Matherly.  Branch died 29 Oct. 1913.  He and his wife are buried in the old Worsham graveyard at Worsham, at the William Worsham home. [Worsham & Washam, pp. 341-342]

Branch Jones Worsham Jr. born 5 August 1833 and died 29 October 1913.  According to a notice in the Farmville Herald on Friday, October 31, 1913, he died in Williamsburg but was buried "in the family Square at Worsham."
 
 

More About BRANCH JONES WORSHAM, JR.:
Name 2: Branch Worsham
Burial: Old Worsham graveyard at Worsham, at the William Worsham home

Notes for MARY METTAUER HATTON:
A newspaper clipping gives the death of "Mary Mettauer, aged 27 years, wife of Branch Worsham & grand-daughter of the late John P. Muttauer, M.D., 9 Aug. 1878." [Dr. Joseph Eggleston papers-Letter addressed to Dr. Eggleston 6 Mar 1935 from Ruth Walker, Wilmington, DE who was dau of John Mettauer Worsham & Lilliam Gill.]

More About MARY METTAUER HATTON:
Name 2: Mary Mattauer Hatton
Burial: Old Worsham graveyard at Worsham, at the William Worsham home

More About BRANCH WORSHAM and MARY HATTON:
Marriage: 29 Oct 1872

Children of BRANCH WORSHAM and MARY HATTON are:
 i. BRANCH JONES4 WORSHAM III, b. 11 Aug 1873, Old Andrew Baker-Worsham home, Hamden Dist., Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 24 Jun 1933, Bluefield, WV; m. LAKE GENEVA GROGAN, 14 Sep 1915.

Notes for BRANCH JONES WORSHAM III:
Branch Jones Worsham III b. 11 Aug 1873 in the old Andrew Baker-Worsham home, Prince Edward Co., VA. He is listed in the 1900 Hampden Dist., Prince Edward Co. Census b. Aug 1873.  His father, Branch Worsham, Sr., b. Aug 1833 is living with him.  He md Lake Geneva Grogan 24 Sep 1915.  He attended Prince Edward School, Worsham, VA & Hampden-Sydney College.  He was age 30 on the 1920 Bluefield, Mercer Co., KY Census as Branch James Worsham, ED 80, p. 231.  He d 24 Jun 1933 Bluefield, WV & bur Monta Vista Cem., Bluefield. [Worsham & Washam, p. 342] Worsham, Branch, b. Aug 11, 1873, Race W, Sex M, Father Name, Frank; Mother's Name, Mary. Prince Edward Co., VA births, 1862-1896, p. 130

More About BRANCH JONES WORSHAM III:
Name 2: Branch Worsham
Date born 2: 11 Aug 1873, Prince Edward Co., VA
Burial: Monta Vista Cemetery, Bluefield, WV

More About BRANCH WORSHAM and LAKE GROGAN:
Marriage: 14 Sep 1915

9. ii. JOHN METTAUER WORSHAM, b. 13 Nov 1874, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 15 Feb 1919, Bainbridge, GA.
 iii. ELIZABETH HATTON WORSHAM, b. 07 Jul 1877, Prince Edward Co., VA; d. 04 Apr 1878, Prince Edward Co., VA.

Notes for ELIZABETH HATTON WORSHAM:
Worsham, Eliza W., b. 7/7/1877; Father: Branch Worsham, Occ: farmer; Mother: Mary H. Worsham
 

Generation No. 4

8.  EDWARD S.4 SPENCER (ELIZABETH M.3 WORSHAM, BRANCH JONES2, WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD) was born 1849 in Charlotte Co., VA.  He married UNK.  She died Bef. 1910.

Notes for EDWARD S. SPENCER:
1910 Census, Leigh District, Prince Edward Co., VA
Edward A. Spencer, 60, widower, policeman
Julia, daughter, 22
Annie, dau, 16
Virginia, dau 12

Children of EDWARD SPENCER and UNK are:
 i. JULIA5 SPENCER, b. 1888.
 ii. ANNIE SPENCER, b. 1894.
 iii. VIRGINIA SPENCER, b. 1898.
 

9.  JOHN METTAUER4 WORSHAM (BRANCH JONES3, BRANCH JONES2, WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD) was born 13 Nov 1874 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died 15 Feb 1919 in Bainbridge, GA.  He married LILLIAN DALLAM MCGILL 12 Sep 1902.

More About JOHN METTAUER WORSHAM:
Burial: Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, GA

Marriage Notes for JOHN WORSHAM and LILLIAN MCGILL:
Worsham, John Mettauer, 12 Sep 1902 Marriage
McGill, Lillian Dallam, 12 Sep 1902 Marriage

More About JOHN WORSHAM and LILLIAN MCGILL:
Marriage: 12 Sep 1902

Child of JOHN WORSHAM and LILLIAN MCGILL is:
10. i. RUTH5 WORSHAM.
 

Generation No. 5

10.  RUTH5 WORSHAM (JOHN METTAUER4, BRANCH JONES3, BRANCH JONES2, WILLIAM1, JOHNA, WILLIAMB, JOHNC, WILLIAMD)  She married GEORGE W. WALKER.

Notes for RUTH WORSHAM:
 [Dr. Joseph Eggleston papers-Letter addressed to Dr. Eggleston 6 Mar 1935 from Ruth Walker, Wilmington, DE who was dau of John Mettauer Worsham & Lilliam Gill.]

Child of RUTH WORSHAM and GEORGE WALKER is:
 i. GEORGE M.6 WALKER.
 

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