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Descendants of John Willingham b. 1660

(As of August 14, 2007)

Compiled by Katrina Piper

 

This past year has seen some changes in data; some are additions, but some are major changes.  New evidence has seen a change in the spouses for a couple of Willingham marriages, which also meant a change in placement of children.

 

There are several “Willingham researchers”who have been combining efforts to continue to document and fine-tune this data.  If you have previously used this page, you may wish to compare the old with the new report. We are hoping to have online a more complete and eventually more accurate source for Willingham information. Some of their names are mentioned throughout as “sources,” though a person isn’t truly a source, but at least where one got their information.

 

We thank William Poe for posting this information on his excellent Poe research site.….Katrina M. Piper

 

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHN1 WILLINGHAM1 was born 1660, and died Unknown in Charles City Co., Virginia.  He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN2 Abt. 1679.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN WILLINGHAM:

There is a John Willingham found on a jurors list about 1630 in Charles City Co., Virginia. He is thought to be the father of this John Willingham b. 1660 who had 1000 acres of land in Charles City Co., Virginia. They paid tithes to England.

 

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by Nancy Leeg Jankowski

The two Children William and Isaac were given to me from Irene Cook. She states that from "Willingham Family, Eight Generations" compiled by Donna Williams, Anniston, Ala. Possibly John & Elizabeth must have come to America in the mid or late 1600's. From 1704 onward there are recorded 3 young Willingham brothers all living together in Prince George Co., Virginia. They owned about 400 acres of land. Ref: Bristol Parish Reg. Some researchers only have John & Elizabeth as having 3 sons. I have added Wm.& Isaac and when this is proven right or wrong I will make corrections.

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From the "Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly," Vol. 24, #3, there are two cases listed in Prince George County Court Orders that list a John Winingham. 

 

Page 24 of the Quarterly,

Page 257  states that a Grand Jury was impanelled: William Harrison, John Rivers, JOHN WININGHAM, John Lett, John Wilkins, Sam'l Birch, Thomas Wicks, Johnn Cheves, James Harrison, John Patteson, James Moody, Geo. Hambleton, Nicholas Lanier, John Hynes, Richard Cureton, Richard Dearden andn Geo. Brewer, who, given their charge made the following return, "We the grandjury are Ignoramus: Signed: Wm. Harrison, Foreman.

        In suit of Joseph Goffe vs Edward Wyatt, time is given plt. till next court.

       

The cases on page 258 of the Prince George County Court Orders begin on page 25 of the Virginia Gen. Soc. Quarterly, Vol 24, #3...

 

This particular case for that page is on page 26 of the VGSQ.

 

 The debt case of Robert Bolling vs. George Hamelton for 4738 lbs tobacco due by gond, a jury was impanelled and sworn to try the matter: William Harrison, James Harrison, JOHN WININGHAM, Instance Hall, John Pook, Edward Wyatt, Benja. Foster, James Moody, John Wildason, Thomas Simmons, John Woodleif and John Bonner, and returned to court with a verdict, but being imperfect, they were sent out.

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This John Winingham could also be John Willingham, and could either be the John b. 1660 or his son John b. abt 1683.  There is no proof what John Winingham this person might be.

kmp

 

 

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN are:

2.                i.    THOMAS2 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1680, Prince George Co. Virginia; d. Unknown.

3.               ii.    JOHN WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1683; d. October 01, 1751, Lunenburg Co. Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  THOMAS2 WILLINGHAM (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1680 in Prince George Co. Virginia, and died Unknown.  He married ELIZABETH ? Abt. 1703.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM and ELIZABETH ? are:

4.                i.    ISAAC3 WILLINGHAM, b. Bristol Parrish Virginia; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    EDWARD WILLINGHAM, b. May 03, 1729; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    PRISCILLA WILLINGHAM, b. June 30, 1730; d. Unknown.

 

 

3.  JOHN2 WILLINGHAM (JOHN1)3 was born Abt. 1683, and died October 01, 1751 in Lunenburg Co. Virginia.  He married MARY UNKNOWN3,4.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN WILLINGHAM:

From pages 38-39 of Will Book 1 of Lunenburg Co., Virginia.

Now viewable online through USGenWeb, VA, Lunenburg/Wills Book 1

 

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN WILLINGHAM OF LUNENBURG CO., VIRGINIA

 

 In the Name of God Amen I John Willingham of the County of Lunenburg and parish of Cumberland being sick and weak and only considering the uncertainty of human life do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament  First and principally I commit my Soul into the hands of my blessed Maker trusting in his Mercies and in the Mercies of my dear Redeemer for the Remission of all my sins desiring my Body may be decently enter'd at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter Named and as to my Estate that it has pleased God to bless my withall after all my just Debts are puntually paid I Give and Dispose of it in the following manner

 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Thomas one shilling sterling

 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son John one shilling sterling

 

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Christian my Negro boy Peter ( I having already them two sons what I desired for them)

 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Gerrald my Negro boy Jamey, one feather bed and furniture two cows and calves two sows and pigs, one mare and the land and plantation whereon I now live and also ninety acres of land joining aforesaid plantation to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Desiring my beloved wife have possession of the said land during her widowhood or life. And as to the residue remainder of my estate be it of what nature soever it will I lend it to my beloved wife during her widowhood or life and then do give and bequeath it to be equally divided between my two daughters Viz. Amey and Betty unless my beloved wife should think fit to give proportion and I do appoint and ordain my beloved wife Mary my whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament making void and null all other wills by me made here and do acknowledge this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of February 1750.

John Willingham, LS

 

Signed Feb 2, 1750 - John Willingham (X his mark).

(1 mare and colt interlined before assigned)

Witnesses - Geo. Walton, Tsch'r DeGraffendreidt, George

Martin.

 

     At a court held for Lunenburg County the first day of October 1751.

 

The within written last Will and Testament of John Willingham - deceased was exhibited in Court by Mary Willingham Executrix therein appointed and the same was proved by the Oath of George Walton and Tasharner DeGrafenreidt

Two of the witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded and the said Executrix having made Oath thereto according to laws and with John Willingham and Thomas Willingham her Sureties entered into Bond and Acknowledged the same certificate was granted her for obtaining a probate of the said Will in one form  Test  Clem F. Read, CLC

 

 

Page 65 of the Will Book, the Inventory.

 Per Court order of last Oct 1, we met at the plantation of John Willingham, deceased, and being sworn

before Thomas Boulden, an Justice of the Peace, have appraised all such of the estate of the said Willingham as was brought before us by the executrix. Includes 1 Negro boy, James, and 1 ditto, Peter, 1 Negro woman, Philis, and 1 Negro man, Sugo, 5 old books. Total value: £ 191.15.6.

Signed - Mary Willingham, executrix.

Signed - Geo. Walton, Tscharner DeGraffenreidt, Thompson Staples.

 

Recorded Apr 7, 1752

 

In Obedience to an order of a court held for this country the first day of Oct dec'd, and being sworn before Thomas Boulden one of his Majestys Justice of the peace for the said county have appraised all south of the state of the said Willingham as was brought before us for that purpose by the executrix which is as follows. one Negro boy Jamey L 45 and one do Peter L 18 L 63 one Negro woman Philis L 40 and one Negro man Suyo L 10 50

Inventory: 29 bays L 13.10 and white mare L 3.10 17

8 Cows L 14 and 10 young cattle 4 18

1 bay horse L 6.9 and one white do L 4 10

1 gray horse & colt L 3.4.6 and one old gray horse 5/ 3.

one womans saddle & bridle 55/ & 1 mans do 26/ 4.

1 reosso cut sain with decot and 3 iron wedges 1

1 looking glass 2/ and 5 old books 6/ .

3 iron potts and 2 old tobs 9/ 1 old chest 6/ 1.

2 files one chessoell and one pair shears 2/6 1 smooth gun 21/5 1.

1 table, 1 pair of chairs summ knives & forks .

1 chest old mans saddle cowpers ave daundier .

1 box iron and deafers one donsell one old cyde and cask .

1 feather bed & furniture L 3.10 1 do L. 2.5 .8

1 feather bed & furniture L 5.10 1 do L. 5 5.

2 water pails and 1 piggin 7/6 one stour iuy 1/ .13

several old working tools .2

a parcell of penster and four meal sifters L191.

at a court held for Lunenburg Co the 7th day of Apr. 1751 the within inventory returned and ordered to be recorded will bk 1 pg 65-66

Mary Willingham Ext

 

 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Deed Book 3 Abstracts Part 1 (1744-1749)

 

Indenture made 15 day of March 1745, between John Willingham

of Amelia County and Mary his wife, and John Coles of Richmond in

the Parish and County of Henrico, œ25, 100a, South side of

Stanton River being part of the tract of Land whereon John Ellis

now Lives and & below the Lines of William Mays and within the

bounds of a Patent dated 20 December 1742 granted to the said

John Willingham for 750a,  Signed John Willingham (bhm) and Mary

Willingham(bhm).  Witnesses:  G. Marr, Moses Dunkley, Clement

Read.  Court May 2, 1745, Indenture, Memorandum and Receipt

proved by the oath of Clement Read.  Court October 3, 1745,

proved by the oath of Moses Dunkley.  Court August 7, 1746,

proved by the oath of Gideon Marr.  Deed Book 3, Page 199.

 

 

Notes for MARY UNKNOWN:

This Mary, wife of John who d. 1751, is often shown as Mary Johnson, and as daughter of Joseph Johnson.  Like many others, I copy an individual to hopefully later prove the accuracy of the listing. This Mary has proven NOT to be the Mary Johnson dau of Joseph.

 

I am grateful to researcher Katherine Woerner who pointed out that the Mary that was married to John Willingham d. 1751 (Will in Lunenburg Co., VA) was not the Mary Johnson, daughter of Joseph Johnson of Lunenburg, VA.  This Joseph mentions a daughter in his will as Mary Willingham, but that Mary would be too young to be the wife of John who d. 1751.

 

Court action Stephen Wood and Ann Wood Vs. Estate of Joseph Johnson of Lunenburg Co., Virginia Court, Sept 1761? Ann Johnson, daughter of Joseph Johnson ...dispute between Joseph and his son in law Stephen Wood and also with another of his sons-in-laws, Jarrell Willingham m 1855 Mary Johnson... see Lunenburg co. Court order book No.7 pages 117-119 for suit brought by Jarrel and Mary (Johnson) Willingham against Joseph Johnson, father of Mary on 3 Mar 1761 when Joseph Johnson's will was presented in court for probate, Stephen Wood, Jarrell Willingham and Joseph Williams were listed as the executor's sureties (Lunenburg Co. will book 2, p. 28.

 

The above court action proves that Mary Johnson, daughter of Joseph Johnson with the 1761 will in Lunenburg Co., Virginia, is the wife of Jarrell Willingham. Jarrell Willingham B. 1 Aug 1734 is shown in the Bristol Parish, Prince George Co. Birth Records as the son of John Willingham (1751 will in Lunenburg Co., Virginia) and Mary.

Katherine Woerner believes that it is possible that John could have also been married to a Mary Johnson, perhaps the sister of Joseph Johnson, son of Stephen Johnson, whose (Joseph) daughter, Mary, married Jarrell Willingham. So Mary Pate being his wife is not written in stone. It is also a possibly that he may have been married two times maybe first wife was Mary Johnson and second wife Mary Pate.

 

 

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and MARY UNKNOWN are:

5.                i.    THOMAS3 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1723; d. Abt. 1787.

6.               ii.    JOHN WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1725, Prince George Co. Virginia; d. Aft. 1799, Virginia.

                 iii.    CHRISTIAN WILLINGHAM5,6, b. March 20, 1730/31; d. Unknown.

7.              iv.    JARRELL WILLINGHAM, SR., b. August 01, 1734, Briston Parish, Prince George Co., Virginia; d. Bet. October 1790 - April 1792, Halifax Co., Virginia.

                  v.    AMEY WILLINGHAM7,8, b. Abt. 1740, Prince George, Virginia; d. October 11, 1784; m. LEWIS DEUPREE8, June 01, 1762, Lunenburg Co., Virginia; b. 1732, Goochland Co., Virginia; d. 1799, Laurens Co., South Carolina.

 

Notes for AMEY WILLINGHAM:

Amey and her sister Elizabeth received a land patent in Lunenburg Co,, Virginia, 07-07-1763. 

 

                 vi.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM9, b. May 01, 1742; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

4.  ISAAC3 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born in Bristol Parrish Virginia, and died Unknown.  He married NANCY OR SARAH.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for ISAAC WILLINGHAM:

Some researches have Isaac's wife as Sarah, Could he have been married two times?

 

Notes for NANCY OR SARAH:

Some researcher have her listed as Nancy, and some as Sarah could he have been married twice? Or could her name be Nancy Sarah???

       

Children of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and NANCY SARAH are:

                   i.    JAMES4 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1729; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    HENRY WILLINGHAM, b. June 16, 1731; d. Unknown.

8.              iii.    WILLIAM WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1740, St. Johns Parrish Berkley Co., South Carolina; d. October 25, 1797, Columbia Co., Georgia.

                 iv.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM10, d. Unknown.

 

 

5.  THOMAS3 WILLINGHAM (JOHN2, JOHN1)11,12 was born Abt. 1723, and died Abt. 1787.  He married MARY Abt. 174512.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM and MARY are:

9.                i.    THOMAS4 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1750; d. Bef. 1800.

10.             ii.    HENRY JESSE WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1753; d. 1832, Georgia.

11.            iii.    JOHN WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. June 1745 - June 1746; d. Abt. 1818, Georgia.

12.            iv.    ABNER WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1757; d. Bef. 1786.

 

 

6.  JOHN3 WILLINGHAM (JOHN2, JOHN1)13 was born Abt. 1725 in Prince George Co. Virginia, and died Aft. 1799 in Virginia.  He married (1) MARY UNKNOWN.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) ANN UNKNOWN Abt. 1746.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN WILLINGHAM:

My information on this John Willingham, b. 1725, is from the research of Nancy Leeg Jankowski and from Katherine Woerner.

 

John Willingham bought land in Granville Co., North Carolina in 1758.  He was on the tax list and land dealings there until 1767, then moved to Mecklenburg Co., Virginia.  Children from Granville Co., North Carolina Tax list:

Thomas b. 1746-1748;

John b. 1750--1751;

William, b. 1748-1749;

Jarrell (Garrett of Kentucky?) b. ca 1753.

 

Additional speculation from tax lists shared by Katherine Woerner.

Here are some tax records from Granville Co., NC showing some of the sons of John b. ca 1725 named in John’s household.

 

1764 Granville Co., NC tax

John Willingham (1725)

son, Thomas Willingham (1746/48)

Pleasant Hart, John Hart 4 polls

 

(John's son Thomas now appears on the tax list for the first time. The last list was dated 1762 so he must have become 16 years old after June 1762 and before June 1764. His date of birth was 1746 - 1748.)

 

1765 Granville Co., NC tax

John Willingham (1725)

Nimrod Ellis Thomas Willingham (1746/48) 3 polls William Willingham (1748/49) 0 polls

( William now appears in the household of John Willingham but shows 0 poll probably an error. William did not appear on the 1764 list so if he is the son of John he must have been born between 1748 and 1749.)

 

1767 Granville Co., NC tax

John Willingham (1725)

William Willingham (1748/49)

John Willingham (1750/51) 3 polls

John Sr.'s son Thomas Jr. now 20 or 21 years old is taxed in his own

households. John the son of John Sr. appears on a tax list for the first time now being

16 years old born 1750 or 1751.

 

When John (1725) left Granville Co., NC he moved into Mecklenburg Co., VA. Here is a record of a sale by John (1725) that includes

the names of some of his sons.

 

11 Jan 1770 John {I} Willingham of Mecklenburg Co. VA to William Willingham land in Granville Co., NC WITNESSES: Thomas

Willingham (no mark), Jarral {+} (GARRETT OF KY?) Willingham, John {X} Willingham/Winningham. BOUNDARY: Gill .

 

This appears to be John (1725) selling to his son William with his other three sons signing as witnesses. John (1725) would be about 45 years old.

 

Katherine continues...

There are also records that tie John b. ca 1750 with William with the 1797 Will Columbia Co., GA and with Isaac d. 1810 Columbia Co., GA.  There are enough records to argue that Thomas of the 1819 Will Henderson Co., KY, Jarrett  with Will KY, William 1798 Will GA, John d. 1818 GA, and Isaac d. 1810 GA are brothers and all sons of John b. ca 1725, son of John  of 1751 Will VA.

 

Katherine's summary of children of John b 1725

 

PROBABLE  CHILDREN OF JOHN (1725) ARE AS FOLLOWS:

                                                      son Thomas (1746/48 was in Granville Co. NC until 1782 when he went to Caswell Co. NC where he bought land, he sold out in Caswell Co. in 1789 and                                                                         was granted land in Orange Co., NC in 1789. He sold out in Orange Co. in 1793                                                                         and went to KY, he was about 46 year old. Will 1819 Henderson Co., KY.

                                                      son John  (1750-51)was in Granville Co.NC until at least 1774.  I do not know  where he went then, but by 1787 he received land in GA. John d. 1818 Columbia Co., GA.

                                                      son William  (1748-49) was in Granville Co. NC until at least 1782. He  then went to Columbia Co., GA. William wrote a will  there dated 1797; executor of his will was Isaac Willingham.

                                                     

                                                      son Garrett was in Granville Co. NC in 1770, his name appears as a witness on a land document in NC that also includes the names of some of his brothers.

                                                      son Isaac b. ca 1766 m. 1787 Granville Co., NC to Martha “Patsy” Brasfield; went to Columbia Co., GA where he died ca 1810. Patsy remarried to Hezekiel Spiers and moved to Lincoln Co., GA. [Marriage record, will of father, George, of Martha “Patsy” Brasfield, intestate records for Isaac, will of Martha Willingham Spiers.

 

 

 

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and ANN UNKNOWN are:

                   i.    JOHN4 WILLINGHAM14, b. Bet. 1750 - 1751, Granville Co., North Carolina; d. 1818, Columbia Co., Georgia.

13.             ii.    THOMAS WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. 1746 - 1748, Granville Co., North Carolina; d. Abt. 1819, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

                 iii.    WILLIAM WILLINGHAM14, b. Bet. 1748 - 1749, Granville Co., North Carolina; d. Abt. 1797, Columbia Co., Georgia; m. NANCY WILLIAMS; d. Unknown.

14.            iv.    GARRETT WILLINGHAM, b. Virginia; d. 1834, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

15.             v.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1766; d. 1810.

 

 

7.  JARRELL3 WILLINGHAM, SR. (JOHN2, JOHN1)14 was born August 01, 1734 in Briston Parish, Prince George Co., Virginia, and died Bet. October 1790 - April 1792 in Halifax Co., Virginia15.  He married MARY JOHNSON16 1755, daughter of JOSEPH JOHNSON.  She died Aft. April 1792.

 

Notes for JARRELL WILLINGHAM, SR.:

Some source documents have individual's name as Jarrell (e. g. marriage record) and others have the name as Gerrald.

 

JIMMY WILLINGHAM posted the following information: "MADISON County Alabama Records" by Pauline Jones Gandred Page 129. Pate, Stephen. WILL Dated 28 April, 1817. Certain property to wife, until all the children come of age. Son James Pate. Son in law James Milliken. My five youngest children. All my children. Friends Thomas Willingham and Matthew Pate, Executors. Signed, "Stephen P. Pate" Witnesses: Daniel Long, John Willingham, Ja. Thompson. Proved 14 July, 1817 "

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This is some of what I know about Gerrald Willingham: Gerrald Willingham b. 1 Aug 1734, son of John and Mary Willingham. [Bristol Parish, Virginia records]

 

Father of Gerrald Willingham is John Willingham d. 1751 Lunenburg Co., Virginia who named son Gerrald in his will. [Will Bk. 1, 1746-1762, pp. 38-9d].

 

Gerrald (1734-1792) first appears on tithe list in 1751 Lunenburg Co., Virginia on land of Thomas Sturdevant (guardian?, Gerrald would be 16 and his father would have just died). Gerrald appears on the tithe list of 1752 Lunenburg Co., Virginia on the land of Mary Willingham, his mother; also he appears 10 June

1764, 10 June 1769, 1772 ,1773, 1775, 1776 on the Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co. Virginia tithe list; no Willingham on the 1783 Lunenburg Co. Virginia tithe list. [Sunlight on the Southside]

 

Gerrald Willingham m. 1755 to Mary Johnson, daughter of Joseph Johnson who d. 1761 and sister of Ann Johnson m. 1756 Virginia Stephen Wood. BOTH GIRLS SUED FATHER. From Fran Laird (1995) 115 Lexington Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014. [I have copy of a court document giving this information.]

 

Tax and land records show that Gerrald stayed in Lunenburg Co., Virginia until 1780 when he sold his land. He bought land in Halifax Co., Virginia in 1782 and remained there until his death in 1792. (Note: will dated 1790, proved 1792, see below- Katrina) Gerrald Willingham and Mary, grantor; George Walton, grantee; Deed v13 p268; 6 Mar 1780 (300 ac., Lunenburg Co. (Virginia) N side Maherrin (River), all land John Willingham, decd. owned, willed to son said Gerrald.

 

Gerrald Willingham's will written 6 Oct 1790, proved 24 Apr 1792 Halifax Co. Virginia. Jarrell/Gerrald (1734-1792) will; wife: Mary; sons: John, Jeremiah, Johnson, Jarrell, Jr. EXECUTOR: Jeremiah Willingham & Joshua Towles, WITNESSES: Jeremiah PATE, Samuel PATE, John Malone, Daniel Malone. Executors invoice dated 1793.[Halifax Co. Virginia will Bk 2 1783-1792]

 

******* Halifax Co, Virginia will book 2, 1783-1792- P. 99, will of Jarrell Winningham names wife Mary, sons John, Jeremiah, Jarret; Executors son Jeremiah Winingham and son-in-law Joshua Powell; will dated 6 Oct 1790' will proven, 24 Apr 1792; witnesses Jeremiah Pate, Samuel Pate, John Malone, Daniel "Moton", Security James Watkins and Daniel Malone. Lunenburg Co. Court, Virginia 1763\1764, order book #9, p. 144; Jarrell Willingham, guardian of orphan, made oath to an account against the orphan's estate. He produced a receipt from Elizabeth Johnson (orphan) which was acknowledged and ordered to be recorded (From "the Winningham Family newsletter", No 1 1 Aug 1988 p.#8. This info came from Irene Cook. Longview, Texas. Jarrett stayed in Halifax Co. Virginia. His children got married there.

by Nancy Leeg Jankowski

 

Then, from Katherine Woerner: Gerrald Willingham (Winningham in some records) b. 1 Aug. 1734 Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA [Bristol Parish Records] d. Apr. 1792 Halifax Co., VA [will dated 6 Oct. 1790, proved 24 Apr 1792 Halifax Co., VA]. Gerrald married 1755 in Lunenburg Co., VA to Mary Johnson, daughter of Joseph Johnson [September Court 1761 Halifax Co, VA: Stephen Wood & Wife vs Sherwood Walton, Executor of Joseph Johnson; will of Joseph Johnson dated 8 Jan. 1761, proved 3 Mar. 1761; W. B. 2/28 Halifax Co., VA]. The sons of Gerrald Willingham are given in Gerrald Õs will [W. B. 2 1783-1792] and the Index to Devises and Heirs of Halifax Co., VA. In Gerrald Õs will he names wife, Mary, and sons, John, Jeremiah, Johnson, and Jarrel. Executors were Jeremiah Willingham and Joshua Towles, Witnesses were Jeremiah PATE, Samuel PATE, John Malone, and Daniel Malone.

 

Notes for MARY JOHNSON:

The following information came from Katherine Woerner <klww@hctc.net> and is posted on http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/2070/willingham.html  belonging to Nancy Leeg Jankowski.

 

Court action Stephen Wood and Ann Wood Vs. Estate of Joseph Johnson of Lunenburg Co., Virginia Court, Sept 1761? Ann Johnson, daughter of Joseph Johnson ...dispute between Joseph and his son in law Stephen Wood and also with another of his sons-in-laws, Jarrell Willingham m 1855 Mary Johnson... see Lunenburg co. Court order book No.7 pages 117-119 for suit brought by Jarrel and Mary (Johnson) Willingham against Joseph Johnson, father of Mary on 3 Mar 1761 when Joseph Johnson's will was presented in court for probate, Stephen Wood, Jarrell Willingham and Joseph Williams were listed as the executor's sureties (Lunenburg Co. will book 2, p. 28.

 

The above court action proves that Mary Johnson, daughter of Joseph Johnson with the 1761 will in Lunenburg Co., Virginia, is the wife of Jarrell Willingham. Jarrell Willingham B. 1 Aug 1734 is shown in the Bristol Parish, Prince George Co. Birth Records as the son of John Willingham (1751 will in Lunenburg Co., Virginia) and Mary.

Katherine Woerner believes that it is possible that John could have also been married to a Mary Johnson, perhaps the sister of Joseph Johnson, son of Stephen Johnson, whose (Joseph) daughter, Mary, married Jarrell Willingham. So Mary Pate being his wife is not written in stone. It is also a possibly that he may have been married two times maybe first wife was Mary Johnson and second wife Mary Pate.

 

05-13-2000.  This entry by Katrina M. Piper.  Noting the continuing pattern that children, usually sons, but sometimes daughters, are given the middle name of their mother's maiden names, or even grandmother's maiden names.  Could Pate have been the case?

       

Children of JARRELL WILLINGHAM and MARY JOHNSON are:

                   i.    MILLY4 WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    NANCY WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

16.            iii.    FANNY WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                 iv.    JEREMIAH WILLINGHAM17, d. Bef. January 1834; m. TABITHA POWELL, May 17, 1790, Halifax Co., Virginia18; b. Abt. 1772; d. Unknown.

                  v.    REBECCA WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM FINCH18, December 12, 1792, Halifax Co., Virginia18; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    JOHN WILLINGHAM19, d. Unknown.

                vii.    SALLY WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

17.          viii.    JARRELL WILLINGHAM, JR., b. Abt. 1772, Halifax Co., Virginia; d. July 28, 1819, Halifax Co., Virginia.

                  ix.    JOHNSON WILLINGHAM20, d. 1809, Halifax Co., Virginia; m. POLLY ROBERTS21, December 29, 1804, Halifax Co., Virginia; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHNSON WILLINGHAM:

From USGenWeb, Virginia, Halifax Co., Early Wills - only a synopsis

 

1809, September 25—Will of Johnson Willingham.

 

"My wife, Polly Willingham (children all under age, names not given).

 

"Johnson Willingham,"

 

Witnesses: John Nance, Fred Nance, William Chandler, John Daniel.

 

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

8.  WILLIAM4 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1740 in St. Johns Parrish Berkley Co., South Carolina, and died October 25, 1797 in Columbia Co., Georgia22.  He married NANCY WILLIAMS GARNETT23.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for WILLIAM WILLINGHAM:

Will of William Willingham 25 oct 1797 Columbia Co., Georgia

probated 11 Jan 1798

 

In the name of God amen I William Willingham of the county of Columbia and State of Georgia being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory do make and appoint this my last will and testament imp. first of all I submit my body to the earth and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God who gave it. ?------ing my worldly estate after my body has a descent Christian burial. I dispose of the same in the following manner imp.

 

I lend unto my beloved wife Nancey Willingham my estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood to raise my children one I gave into every one of my children as they come of age or marry sixty dollars in property except Elijah and Thomas who has already had their sixty dollars if it can conveniently be speared when they come of age. If not I desire after my wifes death that each of them shall receive their sixty dollars first I gave and bequeath unto all my children after my wife's decease or marriage all the remainder of my estate both real and personal. Viz. Elijah, Thomas, Fanney, Elizabeth, Beaverly, George, John, William, Nancey, Caleph, Patcy, Judah and Isaac to be equally divided among them all. Lastly I appoint my wife Nancey Willingham, Isaac Willingham, and Eli Garnet my executors to this my last will and Testament and do revoke and disanul all wills made heretofore by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 25th day of Oct. 1797. in the presence of William Jones and John Eubank.

 

Georgia, Columbia Co. Personally appeared William Jones and John Eubank who being duly sworn made oath that they were personally present and saw the within testator William Willingham deceased sign the within instrument of writing and acknowledged it to be and contain his last will & testament and that he was of sound mind and disposing memory to the last of their knowledge & belief and that they signed their names to the same as witnesses to the same at the request of the testator and in his presence and in the presence of each other. Sworn to before me the 11th day of Jan. 1798. Will bk. Pg 71-72---researched by Nancy Leeg Jankowski

 

Have since found this will transcribed by Roger O. Willingham and available through USGenWeb, Columbia Co., Georgia,

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/columbia/wills/w4520001.txt

 

Main page for Columbia Co...Wills...

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/columbia/willsfz.htm

 

A land record in Columbia Co., Georgia, recorded Mar. 20, 1798 from HENRY SPAULDING to WILLIAM WILLINGHAM for $214.25 sells 75 acres, being part of a 200 acre tract surveyed for JOHN WILLINGHAM in 1784, boundedby JOHN EUBANKS, ELI GARNETT and said Willingham land.   

 

Perhaps this Eli Garnett is related to William Willinghams' wife Nancy Garnett.

 

Notes for NANCY WILLIAMS GARNETT:

Not sure of her maiden name, but it could be Garrett or Williams. A Eli Garrett was Exrs. to her husbands will. He might have been her brother. GenealogyLibrarry.com: Georgia Pioneers Vol 8 pg 101 shows that the Willingham's, Weldon's , Moon's and Garnett were all neighbors. Ga.,arroages frp, 1806 to 1850 shows one Isaac Willingham marr. Garnett, Louisa Ann 5/4/1839 and Isaac Willingham marr. to Garnett, Martha 9/11/1845....Nancy Leeg Jankowski

       

Children of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM and NANCY GARNETT are:

                   i.    ELIJAH5 WILLINGHAM24, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    FRANCES WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown; m. ? ROBERTS; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM, b. 1771; d. Unknown; m. NATHANIEL DAVIS, August 14, 1822, Columbia Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    GEORGE WILLINGHAM, b. February 15, 1785; d. Unknown; m. ANNE UTTERBACK, October 13, 1800, Fauquier, Virginia; b. 1756, Germantown, Virginia; d. Unknown.

18.             v.    WILLIAM H. WILLINGHAM, b. 1780, South Carolina; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    JUDEA WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown; m. ? GAITHER; d. Unknown.

19.           vii.    BEVERLY WILLINGHAM, d. 1856, Fayette Co. Al.

20.          viii.    THOMAS WILLINGHAM, b. 1787, South Carolina; d. Unknown.

21.             ix.    JOHN WILLINGHAM, b. October 07, 1785, North Carolina; d. July 12, 1849, Fayette Co., Alabama.

                   x.    NANCY WILLINGHAM25, d. Unknown.

                  xi.    CALEB WILLINGHAM, b. 1789; d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH GLASS26, June 21, 1810, Jasper Co, Georgia27; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for CALEB WILLINGHAM:

The name could be Caleph - per the will of William Willingham probated 11 Jan 1798.

 

Record of a Caleb Willingham service record in the War of 1812.

 

Name: Caleb Willingham

Company: 3 REG'T (WIMBER'Y), GEORGIA MILITIA. 

Rank - Induction: PRIVATE 

Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE 

Roll Box: 228 

Roll Exct: 602 

 

 

22.            xii.    MARTHA WILLINGHAM, b. September 10, 1794, Richmond Co., Georgia; d. November 02, 1849, Fayette Co., Alabama.

23.           xiii.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM, b. May 17, 1797, St. John's Parrish, Berkley Co, South Carolina; d. February 12, 1860, Fayette Co., Alabama.

 

 

9.  THOMAS4 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)28 was born Abt. 1750, and died Bef. 1800.  He married JUDITH FINCH29.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLINGHAM:

Thomas Willingham was found on the Oglethorpe Co., Georgia, tax list in 1798, page 14.

 

From the research of Katherine Woerner, she found that there were 13 children in the marriage of Thomas Willingham to Judith Finch.

 

Her findings on the 1800 Census, Oglethorper Co., Georgia, showed

Child #1 not on 1800 census with Judah, may not have had a child of this age or this child has left home.

Child #2 not on 1800 census with Judah, may not have had a child of this age or this child has left home.

Children #3 & #4 are on census: two children 16-26 on census, 1 male and 1 female.

Children #5, #6, #7, #8 are on census: 4 children 10-16 on census 2 males and 2 females.

Children #9, #10, #11, #12, #13 are on census: 5 children <10 on the census; 2 males and 3 females>

 

Children #7-13 - - Thomas, William, Betsey, Salley, Joyce, Charles, and James were named as minorchildren of THOMAS WILLINGHAM for the 1807 land lottery (b. >1807-21 = 1821) by Judith's brother, William Finch; #6 Nancy was named as an unmarried female age 21.

1807

One draw was given to THOMAS, WILLIAM, BETSEY, SALLEY, JOYCE, CHARLES and JAMES WILLINGHAM, orphans and minors of THOMAS WILLINGHAM, deceased, given in by WILLIAM FINCH, Capt. JOHN BEASELY'S Dist., Oglethorpe Co., GA.

(Mary B. Warren - "Count Records, Oglethorpe Co" THE GEORGIA GENEALOGIST, p. 6)

 

The children of Thomas Willingham and Judah Finch are listed below from youngest to oldest, #13 to #1.

 

13. James, probably about 8 in 1807 and about 2 in 1800 and one of the males < 10. (m. 1819; b. ca 1819-21=1798.

James Willingham m. 31 Aug 1819 in Baldwin Co., GA to Phariby Hill

BALDWIN Co., GA 1820 census

 

26/21 Charles Williamham / Willingham 100100 0001

28/11 Jas. Williamham / James Willingham 100100 001

These are sons of Thomas and Judith Finch Willingham. James is in Upson Co., GA in 1830 on. I’m not sure where Charles is in 1830

and 1840 and 1850; in 1860 Charles is in Calhoun Co., AL.

 

Upson Co., GA 1830 census

James, p. 117, 1 m < 5, 1 m 5-10, 1 m 10-15, 1 m 30-40 [b. 1790-1800], 1 f < 5, 1 f 30-40;

slaves 1 f 10-24

 

 

12. Charles, probably about 10 in 1807 and about 4 in 1800 and one of the males < 10. (b. 1795, 55 on Carrol Co., GA 1850 census; 65

on Calhoun Co., AL 1860 census) QUERY: Terri Hills <tills@earthlink.net says d.  1870 Cleburne Co., AL m. Elizabeth. Children:

Marion, W. J., Nancy, Thomas, Asa, Teletha, Elizabeth, Isaac.

 

11. Joyce, probably about 11 in 1807 and about 4 in 1800 and one of the females < 10 (b. 1796). Joyce Willingham married 27 Feb

1812 in Hancock Co., GA to Edmund Langford. Family history says that Joyce was born 1795.

 

10. Salley, probably about 13 in 1807 and about 6 in 1800 and one of the females < 10 (b. 1794). Sarah Willingham m. 10 July 1817 in

Hancock Co., GA to Robert Langford.

 

9. Betsey, probably about 15 in 1807 and about 8 in 1800 and one of the females < 10 (b. 1792).

 

8. William, probably about 17 in 1807 and about 10 in 1800 and one of the males 10-16 (b. 1790).

 

7. Thomas, probably about 19 in 1807 and about 12 in 1800 and one of the males 10-16 (b. 1788).

From Roger O. Willingham: Upson Co., GA: Elizabeth B. [Moore] Willingham application for pension being the widow of Thomas

Willingham who was a substitute for William Willingham during the War of 1812. Mustered in from Jasper Co. in 1813. They were

married in Baldwin Co. in 1815. [Thomas Willingham m. 1815 in Baldwin Co., GA to Elizabeth Moore, according to this application.]

Charles and James Willingham are on the 1820 Baldwin Co., GA census; James goes to and remains in Upson Co., GA; James and

Elizabeth are on the 1840 Upson Co. census, this would imply that Thomas died before 1840. This is probably Elizabeth Willingham,

age 67, on the 1860 Upson Co., GA census, b. ca 1793. Elizabeth is on the 1850 Upson Co., GA census as follows:

Elizabeth Willingham 58f 400 NCar [Elizabeth Moore m. 1813 Baldwin Co., GA Thomas Willingham.]

Judah F. 32f GA [b. 1818] On 1860 Upson census with mother and 1870 Upson census with sister, Sarah.

Sarah 31f GA [b. 1819] On 1860 Upson census with mother and 1870 Upson census with sister, Judah.

Mary A. 18f GA [b. 1832]

Henry M. 14m GA [b. 1836] This birth implies that Thomas Willingham died about 1836, probably in Upson Co., GA since Elizabeth is

on the 1840 Upson Co. census. Where is Thomas on the 1820 and 1830 census? This family may be the Thomas Willingham 1830

Campbell Co., GA.

 

 

6. Nancy, age 21, unmarried, would have been 14 in 1800 and one of the females age 10-16 (b. 1786)

 

5. female, probably about 23 , would have been 16 in 1800 and one of the females age 10-16 (b. 1784)

 

4. Jesse, probably about 25, would have been 18 in 1800 and the male 16-26 (NOTE: I DON’T KNOW CORRECT ORDER OF CHILD

4 AND 3.) Jesse m. 25 Feb 1804 Polly Zuber (said to be daughter of Abraham); Jesse b. ca 1804-21=1783. I believe that this is the

Jesse Willingham on the list of Oglethorpe Co. citizens eligible for the 1807 Land Lottery because his number is sequential with that of

Judith Willingham.

GEORGIA 1805 LAND LOTTERY

FROM Oglethorpe Co.

Jesse Willingham, #1397, B [one draw and it was blank] One draw indicates that this Jesse was at least 21 years old by March 1804

and that he was not married when he registered for the lottery; born by 1804-21=1783. Since Jesse, son of Jesse and Francis

Hardman Willingham, was born in 1790, this is not the son of Jesse. This Jesse must be the son of Thomas and Judah Finch

Willingham; note that his number is one less than that of Judith Willingham’s number. The MINOR children of Thomas and Judith

were named for the 1807 lottery, but that may not be all of their children; some could have been 21 or older.

 

Judith Willingham (widow) #1398 BB [two draws indicates that Judith was a widow with minor children.] This should be Judith Finch,

widow of Thomas Willingham.

 

 

3. female, probably about 27, would have been 20 in 1800 and the female 16-26 (b. 1781) Is this Rebecca Willingham m. 18 July 1795

in Oglethorpe Co., GA to Isaac Zuber?

 

2. Don’t know whether a child. (Could be Jarrett m. 18 July 1801 in Greene Co., GA to Lukey Woods.) Jarrett b. ca 1801-21=1779.

 

1. Don’t know whether a child. (Could be Jeremiah of 1793 Wilkes Co., GA militia.) Jeremiah b. by 1793-16=1777. Jeremiah Willingham is a Capt. in the militia in Jasper Co., GA in 1809 [GA Archives].

 

QUESTION: Why are Jarrett and Jeremiah not on the 1805 land lottery list; they both were over 21 by 1804. Jarrett may have left GA before the lottery, but Jeremiah is a Capt. in the militia in Jasper Co., GA in 1809 [GA Archives]. Was Jeremiah the Jeremiah Willington in Greene Co., GA 1805 lottery? Is Jerrald of the marriage record the same as Jeremiah who married a Susan? Is Sukey Woods=Susey Woods? Did Jeremiah leave GA before the land lottery and then return to GA afterwards? Jeremiah was in the War

1812 as listed in the GA Archives; it appears that he and his brothers, Charles and Thomas served in the same unit.

[Index to War 1812 Service Records for Voluntary Soldiers from Georgia - WILLINGHAM]

Pvt. Charles, 2 Reg., Lt. Col, James R. Jenkins, GA Volunteers and Drafted Militia

Pvt. Jeremiah, 2 Reg., Lt. Col, James R. Jenkins, GA Volunteers and Drafted Militia

Pvt. Thomas, 2 Reg., Lt. Col, James R. Jenkins, GA Volunteers and Drafted Militia

 

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM and JUDITH FINCH are:

                   i.    THOMAS5 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1788; d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH B. MOORE, Bet. 1813 - 1815; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    WILLIAM WILLINGHAM30, b. Abt. 1790; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    BETSY WILLINGHAM30, b. Abt. 1792; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    SARAH WILLINGHAM30, b. Abt. 1794; d. Unknown; m. ROBERT LANGFORD31, July 10, 1817, Hancock Co., Georgia31; b. Bet. 1796 - 1802; d. December 1852, Barbour Co., Alabama.

24.             v.    JOYCE WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1796; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    JAMES WILLINGHAM32, b. Abt. 1798; d. Unknown; m. PHARIBY HILL, August 31, 1819, Baldwin Co., Georgia33; d. Unknown.

25.           vii.    CHARLES WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1795, Oglethorpe Co., Georgia; d. Aft. 1870, Cleburne Co., Alabama.

 

 

10.  HENRY JESSE4 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)34 was born Abt. 1753, and died 1832 in Georgia.  He married FRANCES HARDMAN35, daughter of JOHN HARDMAN and ELIZABETH.  She was born Abt. 1758, and died Unknown.

       

Children of HENRY WILLINGHAM and FRANCES HARDMAN are:

                   i.    ANNE5 WILLINGHAM36, b. Abt. 1774; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM HARDMAN36; b. 1772; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    FANNY WILLINGHAM36, b. 1776; d. Unknown; m. REUBEN WEAVER37, February 27, 1802, Oglethorpe Co., Georgia37; d. Unknown.

26.            iii.    THOMAS WILLINGHAM, b. 1778, Henry Co., Virginia; d. Aft. 1850.

27.            iv.    CHARLES HARDMAN WILLINGHAM, b. 1782; d. Unknown.

                  v.    TROY WILLINGHAM38, b. November 20, 1788, Wilkes Co., Georgia; d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH BRADLEY, November 20, 1816, Oglethorpe Co., Georgia39; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    WILLIAM WILLINGHAM40, b. 1788; d. Unknown.

                vii.    JESSE WILLINGHAM II41, b. 1790; d. Unknown.

               viii.    DAUGHTER WILLINGHAM42, b. 1792; d. Unknown.

 

 

11.  JOHN4 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)43 was born Bet. June 1745 - June 174644, and died Abt. 1818 in Georgia.  He married ANN UNKNOWN45.  She was born Abt. 1756, and died Abt. 1811.

 

Notes for JOHN WILLINGHAM:

Word passed to me is that the birthdate of this John Willingham was proven by Roger O. Willingham, descendant of Cash Willingham, son of this John Willingham and Ann. Hope to contact Roger for reference to the source.

kmp

 

Notes for ANN UNKNOWN:

The name SPINKS for wife to this John Willingham is not supported by any documents yet found by others researching the SPINKS surname.  It is one of those individuals that early in my research was accepted, input into my database and, as it stands now, is unproven to be correct.

There is, however, a marriage for John and Ann's daughter Christina to a Enoch Spinks in 1795 in Georgia.

kmp

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and ANN UNKNOWN are:

28.              i.    WILLIAM BROOKS5 WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. 1773 - 1775, Lunenburg Co., Virginia; d. Abt. 1836, Walton Co., Georgia.

29.             ii.    CHRISTINA WILLINGHAM, b. 1777, Columbia Co., Georgia; d. 1838.

                 iii.    ANGELINA WILLINGHAM, b. 1782; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    PENELOPE WILLINGHAM, b. 1788; d. Unknown.

30.             v.    CASHWELL WILLINGHAM, b. March 15, 1789; d. March 24, 1847, Georgia.

31.            vi.    JOHN C. WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. 1786 - 1790, Columbia Co., Georgia; d. January 1850, Georgia.

                vii.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1796, Columbia Co., Georgia; d. 1860, Lafayette Co., Alabama.

 

 

12.  ABNER4 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)46,47 was born Abt. 1757, and died Bef. 1786.  He married PEACE WRIGHT48 May 09, 1779, daughter of DIONYSIOUS WRIGHT and ELIZABETH.  She died March 13, 1840.

 

More About PEACE WRIGHT:

Burial: Unknown, Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Georgia

       

Children of ABNER WILLINGHAM and PEACE WRIGHT are:

                   i.    ANGELA5 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1778; d. Unknown.

32.             ii.    PEACE WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

 

 

13.  THOMAS4 WILLINGHAM (JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)49 was born Bet. 1746 - 1748 in Granville Co., North Carolina, and died Abt. 1819 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  He married SUSAN MALDIN50.  She died Abt. 1830.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLINGHAM:

The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Willingham of Henderson Co. KY.

 

In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Willingham of Henderson County and state of Kentucky being of perfect mind and Memery do hereby make this my last will and Testament hereby rectifying and Confirmimg the Same.

 

First, I recommend my Soul to that God from whence it came hoping in a full pardon of all its offences against his holy law and a full enjoyment eternal felicity hereafter. 2nily it is my desire that all my just debts be paid. Item I lend to my companion Susen Cald by the same Susey Willingham and by Susey Malden all my Negroes lands stock of horses cattle sheep and hogs house hold and Kitchen Furniture plantation utensils during her living in a single state or untill my Children shall arrive to Lawful Age that I had by her. I give to my Daughter Judey one dollar.

 

Finily I give to my daughter Sophiah one bed and furniture one cow & calf. And, I give to my son Jarrett all the land lying on the south side of the Big Hill the line running from the corner of my Brother Jarretts fence so as to strike the Branch running between his and my plantation thence up the Branch to the first large hollow thence by the Big hill to Isaac Willinghams line one good chunk of a horse one Bed and furniture  one cow & calf. I give to my son Henry all the balance of my Land in the tract I got of Johnson Kilgore one Bed and furniture one cow & calf and one chunk of a horse. I give to my son Isaac all the tract of  land whereon I now live his mother living her life time on the land Which I give to him if  she shall remain in Single State one Bed and furniture one cow & Calf one good chunk of a horse and Little Joe at his mothers death. I give to my Daughter Susey one Bed and furniture one cow & calf one chunk of a horse and Old Joe at her Mothers Death and it is my wish if there should be any stock left after my children taking what I have will to them as they become of age their Mother should keep it her lifetime and then sold or divided equally between Isaac and Susey.

 

I give to Daughter Jane Hurst One Dollar. I give to my son John Willingham One Dollar. I give to my son Isom Willingham One Dollar. I give to my son William Willingham one Dollar. I give to my Daughter Nancy McDaniel One Dollar. I give to my Daughter Polly Kilgore one Dollar. I give to my Daughter Peggy Willingham one Dollar. I do hereby appoint my Companion Susey Willingham or Susey Malin my Brother Jarrett Willingham and John Davis my Executors to this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this day of September One

thousand and Eight hundred and Nineteen.

 

Witness                                         Thomas Willingham

Dokes Prowett                                   October County court 1819

Thomas Kilgore

Zachanah Galloway

 

This Last will of Thomas Willingham decd was exhibited in court & proved as the Manner by the Oaths of Thomas Kilgore & Zachanah Galloway subscribing witnesses to the hand and seal of the said Thomas Willingham.

(no date)                                                       Teste A.

Burbowr

 

Henderson Co. KY.

Will Book - A

Pages 306-307

 (Transcribed by Roger O. Willingham 67 S. Wulff St., Cary, IL. 60013-2525 rowill@mc.net)

 

Those named in will - in order as they appeared:

 

Susen "cald" Susey Willingham and Susey Malden; named as companion

Judey; named as daughter

Sophia; named as daughter

Jarrett; named as son

Jarrett, named as brother regarding property fence

Isaac Willingham; named as owner of property line

Henry; named as son

Johnson Kilgore; named as person from whom got land tract

Isaac; named as son

Little Joe; person being bequeathed

Susey; named as daughter

Jane Hurst; named as daughter

John Willingham; named as son

Nancy McDaniel; named as daughter

Polly Kilgore; named as daughter

Peggy Willingham; named as daughter

Susey Willingham or Susey Malin; companion

Jarrett Willingham; named again as brother and executor

John Davis; named as executor

 

 

 

Notes for SUSAN MALDIN:

I have used the surname as given in the will of Thomas Willingham. He cites Susan, sometimes "cald" Susey, and as Susan Malden. 

The transcription of the will (by Roger O. Willngham) is on Thomas' page.

kmpiper

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM and SUSAN MALDIN are:

                   i.    ISOM5 WILLINGHAM51, b. Abt. 1770; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    HENRY WILLINGHAM51, b. Abt. 1778; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    NANCY WILLINGHAM51, b. Abt. 1780; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN MCDANIEL; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    POLLY WILLINGHAM51, b. Abt. 1786; d. Unknown; m. JOHN KILGORE; d. Unknown.

                  v.    WILLIAM WILLINGHAM51, b. Abt. 1790; d. Unknown; m. CLARA; b. Abt. 1800; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    JANE WILLINGHAM51, b. Abt. 1792; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN HURST51; d. Unknown.

                vii.    MARGARET WILLINGHAM51, b. Abt. 1794; d. Unknown.

               viii.    JUDY WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1796; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM FREELS52, March 18, 1813, Henderson Co., Kentucky52; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    SOPHIAH WILLINGHAM53, b. Abt. 1799; d. Unknown.

33.              x.    JARRETT WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1802, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

34.             xi.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM, b. 1808, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 xii.    SUSY WILLINGHAM53, b. Abt. 1810; d. Unknown.

 

 

14.  GARRETT4 WILLINGHAM (JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)54 was born in Virginia, and died 1834 in Henderson Co., Kentucky55.  He married GARTHA JONES Bet. 1764 - 1765.  She was born 1745, and died 1845 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.

 

Notes for GARRETT WILLINGHAM:

This Willingham has had documents showing his given name as Garrett and as Jarrett. I have used the one from his will. kmp

 

Dr. Katherine Woerner offers the items regarding Jarret/Garrett m. Gartha/Garthenia and son and grandson.

1810 Henderson Co., KY, census

#330, JARRETT WILLINGHAM,  01001-00001 (Jarrett 50-60) 45, m. Gartha

son Elijah (10-16) with them.

SON - John of Jarrett m. Gartha

#332, JOHN WILLINGHAM 40010-10010 (John, age 32, 26-56) son of Jarrett m. Gartha.

 

1820 Henderson Co., KY census

pp8 10-4 JOHN WILLINGHAM 230010-20100 (John, age 42, 26-45) son of Jarrett m. Gartha

 

1830 Henderson Co., KY census, son Jarrett, son of John, son of Jarrett m. Gartha

#250-21 JARRETT WILLINGHAM 01001-21001 (Jarrett, ag 30-40)

son of John, son of Jarrett m. Gartha

 

 

Jarrett/Garrett lived in Grainger Co, Tennessee between 1792 and 1795.  His will was dated 23 May 1825.

 

 

The Will of Garrett Willingham, pg 88 (copy courtesy of R.B. Willingham, Sulphur, La)

 

I, Garett Willingham, of the Co. of Hickman and state of Kentucky do this 2nd day of April 1825 make and ordain this my last will and testament being in sound mind and memory and knowing that I have to die and that I feel desirous to dispose of my property which it hath pleased almighty God to bless me with in the manner and form as followeth to wit:

 

Item, I give and bequeath to my eldest son John the lot of land whereon he now lives being ninety seven acres more or less. Item, I give to my son Jarret, the lot hereon he formerly lived which lot he sold to me containing ninety seven acres more or less. Item, I give to my son Isaac, the lot of land whereon he formerly lived which lot he sold to me, containing one hundred and thirty acres More or less. Item, I give to my Dau. Catherine Freels a lot of land which I bought of my son Isaac containing one hundred and thirty acres more or less. Item- I give to my beloved wife Gartha the balance of the lot containing two hundred acres more or less being that part I formerly lived on.

 

Item- It is my will and desire that my aforesaid wife should keep and enjoy during her natural life or widowhood such a part of my Negroes, stock of every description and such a part of household and kitchen furniture that she may need or have a use for, the balance or overflow to be equally divided among my 6 children, namely: Catharine, John, Garett, Isaac, William and Elijah, at the death of my aforesaid wife, it is my will and desire that all and singular of the said estate not heretofore specified and bequeathed be equally divided between my six children as above named. And lastly, I leave my son John Executor to this my last will and testament. In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above written.

 

Signed Garett (X) Willingham.

 

The paragraph below is speculation by Nancy Leeg Jankowski.

 

 Witnesses were William Jones, Senior and Hampton Jones. (Note) wonder if maybe Gartha's maiden name could have been Jones? Since Two Jones's witnessed the will? From records of Western Kentucky. it state that Jarrett was a Baptist minister.

Gartha's maiden may have been Jones, a Wm. & Hampton Jones were witnesses to Garrett's will.

Bethel church, located, at Hebbardsville, in Henderson county, was constituted of members dismissed form Grave Creek, June 4, 1813, by Job Hobbs, John Grantham and John Welden. The following males were in the constitution:  Jarrett, Wm. and John Willingham, (I believe these are the sons of Garrett) Joseph Eads, Hampton Jones, John Welden, James Cross, David Rhodes and John Vanadale. John Welden was its first pastor, and was followed in turn, by Thomas Downs and Wm. Hatchett. The church belonged to Highland, Little Bethel and Henderson County associations.(History of Kentucky. Baptists)

 

       

Children of GARRETT WILLINGHAM and GARTHA JONES are:

                   i.    CATHERINE5 WILLINGHAM56, b. 1766; d. Abt. 1850; m. EDWARD FREELS56; d. Unknown.

35.             ii.    JOHN W. WILLINGHAM, b. 1778, Halifax Co., Virginia; d. April 10, 1855, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

36.            iii.    JARRETT WILLINGHAM, b. 1780, Halifax Co., Virginia; d. Unknown, Interred in Hickman  Co. Kentucky -Willingham Cem..

                 iv.    WILLIAM WILLINGHAM56, b. 1782; d. 1850, Weakly Co., Tennessee.

37.             v.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM, b. 1787, Halifax Co, Virginia; d. July 17, 1851, Graves Co., Kentucky.

38.            vi.    ELIJAH WILLINGHAM, b. 1794, Tennessee; d. June 17, 1851, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

 

 

15.  ISAAC4 WILLINGHAM (JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)56 was born Abt. 1766, and died 1810.  He married MARTHA BRASFIELD57,58 February 06, 1787 in Granville Co., North Carolina59, daughter of GEORGE BRASFIELD and ELIZABETH.  She died 1840.

 

Notes for ISAAC WILLINGHAM:

The marriage on 6 Feb 1787 of Isaac Willingham, who d. 1810, to Martha "Patsy" Brasfield is recorded in Granville, North Carolina. The marriage record viewed by Roger O. Willingham, and shared with Katherine Woerner, and by Katherine with me.

 

From the research of Roger O. Willingham, Katherine Woerner, and descendants of Isaac Willingham (ca 1766 VA - 1810 GA), son of John Willingham, b. ca 1725, VA, son of John Willingham d. with a 1751 will in Lunenburg Co., VA.

...Martha Brasfield Willingham applied for Letters of Adminstration in Co.umbia Co., GA, filed 7 May 1810.  This is done when the deceased died intestate.

 

...Isaac bought 100 acres on Sullivans Creek from Ignatius Few on 17 Aug 1809 that had orignally been granted to George Brassfield in 1785.

 

...On 20 Dec 1817 Hezekiah Spirs, in right of his wife, adminstrator of the estate of Isaac Willingham, sold that same 100 acres to William B. Willingham. Isaac Willingham, the former sheriff of Columbia Co., GA, was alive 17 Aug 1809 and dead by 7 May 1810.

(Roger O. Willingham - Intestate Records, Columbia Co., GA.)

 

The widow of Isaac, Martha "Patsy" Brasfield Willingham, m. second to Hezekiah Spiers and they, along with Isaac's children, lived in Lincoln Co., GA. (source - land, tax, and Martha's will).

 

...Land records in Columbia Co., GA, Book E, pp 26,40,51; Book M, p 57; Book N, p 6; show that Isaac Willingham b. ca 1766 was Sheriff there  from 1802-1803.

 

 

 

Notes for MARTHA BRASFIELD:

From the research of Roger O. Willingham, Katherine Woerner, and descendants of Isaac Willingham, b. ca 1766, son of John Willingham, b. ca 1725, and grandson of John Willingham d. with a will of 1751....

 

,,,The widow Martha "Patsy" Brasfield Willingham of Isaac Willingham, (ca 1766-1810), m. second to Hezekiah Spiers.  They and the children by Isaac lived in Lincoln Co., Georgia, (land, tax, Martha's will - Lincoln Co., GA will book 3, p 45; 4 Jan 1841)  Martha's will was dated March 1840. Date of will in will book - 01-04-1841.

Daughter Elizabeth Echols; son Isaac Willingham; grandchildren heirs of John Willingham; Heirs of Reuben Willingha, Caleb and Isaac Willingham, sr. (son of John d. 1818 and Ann) Wit: Newman S. Matthews, Isaac Willingham (grandson, son fo William).

 

       

Children of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and MARTHA BRASFIELD are:

                   i.    WILLIAM5 WILLINGHAM60, b. Bet. 1787 - 1797; d. Unknown.

39.             ii.    REUBIN WILLINGHAM, b. March 14, 1793; d. Abt. November 05, 1821.

40.            iii.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM, b. 1804, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. 1787 - 1810; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN ECHOLS; d. Unknown.

                  v.    JOHN WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. 1787 - 1810; d. Unknown.

 

 

16.  FANNY4 WILLINGHAM (JARRELL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died Unknown.  She married JOSHUA POWELL61 June 02, 1787 in Halifax Co., Virginia61.  He died Unknown.

       

Child of FANNY WILLINGHAM and JOSHUA POWELL is:

                   i.    JOHN5 POWELL, b. 1788, Virginia; d. Unknown.

 

 

17.  JARRELL4 WILLINGHAM, JR. (JARRELL3, JOHN2, JOHN1)61,62 was born Abt. 1772 in Halifax Co., Virginia, and died July 28, 1819 in Halifax Co., Virginia.  He married (1) NANCY ROBERTS63,64 January 13, 1790 in Halifax Co., Virginia65, daughter of PETER ROBERTS and SARAH.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) RACHEL BOYD July 18, 1793 in Halifax Co., Virginia65.  She died Aft. 1820.

 

Notes for JARRELL WILLINGHAM, JR.:

Again with the differing entries for the given name Jerrald, sometimes Jarrell, etc.

 

In the ledger for marriage bonds in Halifax Co., Virginia, 1753-1800, is an entry for the marriage of Jerrald Willingham to Rachel Boyd for July 18, 1793.

 

In the entry above , there is an entry for the date Dec 26, 1792, for a Parham Wall to a Rachel Boyd.

       

Children of JARRELL WILLINGHAM and NANCY ROBERTS are:

                   i.    SUSAN5 WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    SALLY WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JEFFERSON WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                 iv.    PETER WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                  v.    JERALD WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                 vi.    WASHINGTON WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                vii.    MARY POLLY WILLINGHAM66, b. Abt. 1796; d. Unknown; m. FREDERICK NANCE66, March 23, 1814, Halifax Co., Virginia; b. Abt. 1784, Virginia; d. Abt. 1844.

               viii.    PATSY R. WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1801; d. Unknown.

41.             ix.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1804, Halifax Co., Virginia; d. Unknown.

 

       

Child of JARRELL WILLINGHAM and RACHEL BOYD is:

                   x.    RACHEL BOYD5 WILLINGHAM, b. May 03, 1820; d. July 04, 1881, Shelby Co., Texas; m. JOHN SANDERS; b. May 02, 1816; d. Unknown, Texas.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

18.  WILLIAM H.5 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)66 was born 1780 in South Carolina, and died Unknown.  He married HANNAH CLEMENTS.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM and HANNAH CLEMENTS are:

42.              i.    REUBEN C.6 WILLINGHAM, b. September 08, 1805; d. October 29, 1872, Alabama.

                  ii.    WILLIS WILLINGHAM, b. 1809; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    WILLIAM H. WILLINGHAM, JR., b. 1810; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    ELIJAH WILLINGHAM, b. April 29, 1811; d. December 27, 1880, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 

Notes for ELIJAH WILLINGHAM:

On the 1860 US Census, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama M653_25, pg 542.

I feel this may be the family of this Elijah Willingham:

 

28  1368 1260 Willingham    Eliga          48   M   SC

29  1369 1261 Willingham    Mary        45   F   SC  

30  1370 1261 Willingham    Thomas         22   M  AL

31  1370 1261 Willingham    William        20   M  AL 

32  1370 1261 Willingham    John           18   M  AL

33  1370 1261 Willingham    Eliga          16   M  AL

34  1370 1261 Willingham    Rufus H        14   M  AL

35  1370 1261 Willingham    Haret J        10   F  AL

36  1370 1261 Willingham    Mary A         8    F  AL

37  1370 1261 Willingham    James W        7    M  AL

 

 

 

19.  BEVERLY5 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) died 1856 in Fayette Co. Al.  He married ABIGAIL ?.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of BEVERLY WILLINGHAM and ABIGAIL ? are:

43.              i.    THOMAS LYON6 WILLINGHAM, b. April 23, 1807, Georgia; d. November 08, 1888, Fayette Co. Alabama.

44.             ii.    ROBERT BEVERLY WILLINGHAM, b. March 1833, Alabama; d. April 1878.

 

 

20.  THOMAS5 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)67 was born 1787 in South Carolina, and died Unknown.  He married ABSOLOM OR JUDDA TRANTHAM 1807 in Oglethorpe Co. Georgia.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM and ABSOLOM TRANTHAM are:

45.              i.    WILLIAM L.6 WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. 1803 - 1804, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ELIHU WILLINGHAM, b. March 12, 1814, Georgia68; d. January 19, 1877, Fayette Co. Alabama68; m. ELIZABETH W. CHERRY, April 22, 1839, Marengo Co., Alabama69; b. August 23, 1814, Tennessee70; d. June 05, 1905, Fayette Co., Alabama70.

 

Marriage Notes for ELIHU WILLINGHAM and ELIZABETH CHERRY:

From Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920:

Spouse 1:    Elihu Willingham

Spouse 2:    Elizabeth W. Cherry 

Marriage Date:    29 Apr 1839 

Marriage Place:    Marengo 

Performed By:    Justice of Peace 

Surety/Perf. Name:    T. J. McFarland 

OSPage:    44 

 

 

 

21.  JOHN5 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)71 was born October 07, 1785 in North Carolina71, and died July 12, 1849 in Fayette Co., Alabama72.  He married NANCY GARNER73 November 10, 180773.  She was born July 26, 1788 in North Carolina74, and died April 14, 1853 in Fayette Co., Alabama75.

 

Notes for JOHN WILLINGHAM:

In scanned images of a Bible showing entries of this family, "John Willingham was born October the 7 1789."

The page was torn, and the next entry showed, "...cy Willingham, wife of John Willing,,, was born July 26th 1788."

 

A subsequent entry on the page for marriages states: "John Willingham and Nancy Garner was married November 10th 1807."

 

April 19, 1853. pg.602 John Willingham's estate. Bradford Willingham, adm'r land in Fayette Co., A. Heirs: the children of daughter Polly, now deceased, who married Calvin Poe, three of whom are minors under 21.

Bradford Willingham (petitioner)

Robert Freeman, in right of wife Nancy G.

J. J. Richards in right of wife Eliza,

George Robertson in right of wife Elizabeth, over 21 resides in Arkansas.

Columbus Slaughter in right of wife Susan, over 21 resides in Tuscaloosa Co., Al. Pg 605.

Nancy Willinghams estate.

Bradford Willingham (son and next of kin) appointed adm'r securities:

James E.Smith,

Richard S. Fears.

Appraisers: Ezekiel Slaughter, James L. Clements, Thomas W. Smith April 19, 1853

 

Notes for NANCY GARNER:

Entries in the John Willingham Bible do identify his wife as Nancy Garner. It shows their marriage date as 10 Nov 1807. 

 

From the entry in the Bible showing GARNER as Nancy's surname, researcher Katherine Woerner went to work and has found a candidate for Nancy.  The candidate's surname is spelled GARDNER instead of GARNER.   Here are Katherines' notes as she presented them (Aug 2004).

 

Katrina,

I have found a candidate for the wife, Nancy Garner, of John Willingham;

Nancy's name may have been Gardner.

 

Searched my Columbia Co., GA records and here's what I came up with. No Garner, but did come up with Gardner and a candidate, Nancy Gardner, for Nancy Garner and a candidate, William Gardner, for her father. (Note: the John and Nancy Willingham Bible do give Nancy’s maiden name as Garner, but spelling of a surname has often been found in variations….kmp)

 

Kiokee Baptist Church-----Abraham Marshall, William Willingham,  Edmond Cartledge, John Landers, James Simms, Joseph Ray & Lewis Gardner, Trustees. GA Gen Mag Fall 1972 p.377

 

When William Willingham's 1797 will was proved 11 Jan 1798 in Columbia Co., GA----, "...sworn to before me the 11th day of January 1798. Lewis Gardner

R.P. (his signature)"

 

Columbia Co., GA Intestate Records

Malcum McNeil, James McNeil, William Walton & ___ Gardner, 13 Apr 1796 Thomas Carr att at law acct for Gardner 9 March 1805

 

Columbia Co., GA Guardian Bonds

WARD; GUARDIAN; SECURITIES; DATE OF BOND

Hannah Andrews; John Andrews; Ashell Gardner, Wm Gardner; 1 Nov 1793 ___& Gray B. Gardner; Wm & Lewis Gardner; Wm Magruder, Jas Hamilton; 30 Dec 1801

Nancy Gardner; Lewis Gardner; Wm Wilkins; 22 Dec 1803 *********************

Rachel A. Gardner; Verlinda Gardner; John Walton, Jas Harris; 16 Jan 1804

 

NOTE: From Bible records we know that Nancy (nee' Garner) Willingham was born July 26th, 1788; Nancy married  November 10th 1807 to John Willingham born October the 7, 1785 .  Nancy would be age 21 on July 26,1809; she would still be a minor, age15, in 1803 and could be the Nancy Gardner of

the above Guardian Bond.

 

1806 TAX COLUMBIA CO., GA,

CAPT JOHN G. WILLINGHAM DISTRICT NO. 11

Alexandria Gardner 3 110 Germany all round S.Rv.

 

1806 Columbia Co., GA Tax Digest

Capt. John T. Allen¹s District (No. 5)

Lewis Gardner 4 130 3 Rennels & Bowdre B.  Kiokee Columbia

Lewis Gardner 200 2 Lane & Gardner Ogechee Bulloch 2 22 1/4

Lewis Gardner dcd 260 2 Offut & Bowdre B. Kiokee Columbia

Lewis Gardner dcd 350 Pine Bowdre & Wilkins L. Ditto Ditto Lewis Gardner Admr.

Lewis Gardner dcd 116 1/2 1 Germany & Others S.

River Ditto 1 60 Lewis  Gardner Admr.

Lewis Gardner dcd 14 2 Tylor & Tankersley Lewis  Gardner Admr.

William Gardner dcd 900 Pine Goldwire & others Unknown Effingham Lewis  Gardner Admr.

William Gardner dcd 200 Do Lane & Gardner Ogechee Bulloch

William Gardner dcd 200 2 Lane & Gardner Ditto ditto 1 18 3/4

 

NOTE: The living Lewis Gardner is probably the 1803 guardian of Nancy Gardner.  The deceased Lewis Gardner may be the father of the living one and the deceased William Gardner may be a brother of the living Lewis Gardner. Notice in the Guardian bonds that Lewis and William Gardner are

together in 1801.

 

Katherine Woerner

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and NANCY GARNER are:

46.              i.    MARY ANN6 WILLINGHAM, b. April 10, 1810, Augusta, Georgia; d. July 12, 1847, Fayette Co., Alabama.

47.             ii.    ARABELLA WILLINGHAM, b. October 01, 1812, Columbia Co., Georgia; d. February 26, 1890, Grayson Co., Texas.

                 iii.    CALEB WILLINGHAM76, b. January 30, 1814, Georgia77; d. August 10, 181678.

48.            iv.    BRADFORD W. WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. April 28, 1815 - 1818, Georgia; d. Bef. 1880.

49.             v.    NANCY GARNER WILLINGHAM, b. January 11, 1819, Georgia; d. May 06, 1869, Anderson Co., Texas.

50.            vi.    ROANNA WILLINGHAM, b. December 01, 1820, Georgia; d. June 23, 1888, Anderson Co., Texas.

                vii.    ELIZA T. WILLINGHAM79, b. April 04, 1824, Georgia80; d. Unknown; m. JOHN J. RICHARDS; d. Unknown.

51.          viii.    SUSANNA FRANCES WILLINGHAM, b. December 20, 1826, Alabama; d. Unknown.

52.             ix.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM, b. July 03, 1829, Alabama; d. March 18, 1903, Scurry Co., Texas.

 

 

22.  MARTHA5 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)81 was born September 10, 1794 in Richmond Co., Georgia, and died November 02, 1849 in Fayette Co., Alabama.  She married (1) REUBIN WILLINGHAM Bef. 1815, son of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and MARTHA BRASFIELD.  He was born March 14, 1793, and died Abt. November 05, 1821.  She married (2) TROY GRIFFIN82 December 18, 1823 in Columbia Co., Georgia.  He was born 1801 in Columbia, Georgia, and died July 04, 1868 in Fayette Co., Alabama83.

 

Notes for MARTHA WILLINGHAM:

Martha was known as Patsy to her family, Patsy was a common nickname foar Martha.

 

Notes for REUBIN WILLINGHAM:

Reuben Willingham, b. 14 Mar 1793, died intestate about 5 Nov 1821.

researched by Dr. Katherine Woerner, ...administrators of Reuben's estate were ISAAC WILLINGHAM (brother) and MARTHA WILLINGHAM, (wife); securities were ALEXANDER PEARCE and JOHN GRIFFIN; Intestate Bond dated 5 Nov 1821, $4000 (Columbia Co., GA Administration Bonds Book).

Thanks to Katherine for sharing.

       

Children of MARTHA WILLINGHAM and REUBIN WILLINGHAM are:

                   i.    LOUISA6 WILLINGHAM, b. April 28, 1815; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for LOUISA WILLINGHAM:

From the shared research of Dr. Katherine Woerner, researcher.

 

One family history says that there was an older daughter, Louisa b. 28 Apr 1815, but she is not named in guardian records or in the will of Martha Spiers (as the widow of Isaac, Martha Brasfield Willingham m2. Hezekiah Spiers), mother of Reuben. On page 136 of Columbia Court Minutes Book 1820-1834, "It appearing to the court that at its last meeting an order was granted for a writ of distribution of the personal property of the estate of Reuben Willingham without any commissioners being named, on motion ordering that said writ do issue to James Luke, John Avary, William B. Luke, Thomas Culbreath, William Payne, Reuben Luke and Humphry Evans to partition and divide said estate."

 

53.             ii.    CALEB B. WILLINGHAM, b. September 13, 1816, Georgia; d. Aft. 1870.

                 iii.    NANCY F. WILLINGHAM, d. May 16, 1900, Fayette Co. Al; m. RICHARD DAVIS; b. October 14, 1812; d. June 19, 1874, Fayette Co. Al.

 

Notes for NANCY F. WILLINGHAM:

Some researchers had the year of birth as 1823 for Nancy, yet her father Reubin died intestate in the year 1821.  I have now left her birth information blank until additional research.

kmp

 

       

Children of MARTHA WILLINGHAM and TROY GRIFFIN are:

54.            iv.    MARTHA A.6 GRIFFIN, b. 1826, Georgia; d. Aft. 1880.

                  v.    THOMAS J. GRIFFIN84, b. 1827, Georgia; d. Bef. February 1889; m. (1) SARAH MATILDA SHIRLEY84, January 09, 1860, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama; b. Abt. 1839, Alabama; d. Aft. 1860; m. (2) FRANCES ANN GRAY84, October 13, 1869, Fayette Co., Alabama84; b. 1846, Alabama; d. November 1925, Fayette Co., Alabama.

55.            vi.    WILLIAM GRIFFIN, b. August 1828, Alabama; d. Aft. June 08, 1900, Scott Co., Mississippi.

                vii.    IRA GRIFFIN84, b. July 16, 1830, Alabama85; d. November 20, 1895, Fayette Co., Alabama85; m. SUSAN A. MCFARLAND86,87, January 31, 1853, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama87; b. January 05, 1832, Alabama88; d. December 19, 1900, Fayette Co., Alabama.

               viii.    ELIZABETH GRIFFIN89, b. 1834, Alabama; d. Aft. 1860.

 

 

23.  ISAAC5 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)90 was born May 17, 1797 in St. John's Parrish, Berkley Co, South Carolina91,92, and died February 12, 1860 in Fayette Co., Alabama93.  He married LAURA GRIFFIN94,95 1819 in Georgia.  She was born December 11, 1806 in Columbia, Georgia96, and died May 20, 1871 in Fayette Co., Alabama.

 

More About ISAAC WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Willingham Family Grave Yard

 

More About LAURA GRIFFIN:

Burial: Unknown, Willingham Family Grave Yard

       

Children of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and LAURA GRIFFIN are:

                   i.    ANN6 WILLINGHAM97, b. Abt. 1821, Georgia; d. Aft. 1850.

56.             ii.    REBECCA WILLINGHAM, b. October 08, 1825, Georgia; d. January 30, 1860, Fayette Co., Alabama.

57.            iii.    VILLIERS WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1827, Alabama; d. Bef. February 1873.

58.            iv.    JOHN GRIFFIN WILLINGHAM, b. January 17, 1830, Alabama; d. October 16, 1894, Fayette Co., Alabama.

59.             v.    ELIJAH WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1832, Alabama; d. Abt. 1888, Yalobusha Co., Mississippi.

                 vi.    LOUISA WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1834; d. Aft. 1850.

                vii.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1836, Alabama; d. 1920.

 

Notes for ISAAC WILLINGHAM:

There is this entry for Civil War soldiers buried in Walker Co., Alabama:

Willingham, Isaac J. born 1837, died 1920, member of the 47th Alabama Company G, buried Bethel

 

 

More About ISAAC WILLINGHAM:

Burial: 1920, Bethel Cemetery, Walker Co., Alabama

 

               viii.    THOMAS WILLINGHAM98, b. Abt. 1840, Alabama; d. Aft. 1860.

 

 

24.  JOYCE5 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)99 was born Abt. 1796, and died Unknown.  She married J. EDMUND LANGFORD100 February 27, 1812 in Hancock Co., Georgia100.  He was born Abt. 1786, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870.

       

Children of JOYCE WILLINGHAM and J. LANGFORD are:

                   i.    GEORGE WASHINGTON6 LANGFORD, b. December 03, 1812, Georgia; d. March 09, 1887.

                  ii.    MARTHA ANN LANGFORD, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JAMES H. LANGFORD, b. November 01, 1816; d. October 14, 1882.

 

 

25.  CHARLES5 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)101,102,103,104 was born Abt. 1795 in Oglethorpe Co., Georgia, and died Aft. 1870 in Cleburne Co., Alabama.  He married ELIZABETH105,106,107.  She was born Bet. 1801 - 1802 in Georgia108, and died Aft. 1870.

 

Notes for CHARLES WILLINGHAM:

When my "source" is another researcher without a source cited, the data is yet to be documented.

Katrina

       

Children of CHARLES WILLINGHAM and ELIZABETH are:

                   i.    NANCY6 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1829, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ASA WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1835, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    TALITHA WILLINGHAM109,110, b. Abt. 1838, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM111,112, b. Abt. 1842, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  v.    ISAAC T. WILLINGHAM113,114, b. Abt. 1848, Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

 

26.  THOMAS5 WILLINGHAM (HENRY JESSE4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)115 was born 1778 in Henry Co., Virginia, and died Aft. 1850.  He married REBECCA HUMPHRIES 1800 in Jackson Co., Georgia.  She was born Abt. 1783 in Georgia, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLINGHAM:

The following information is from is from the database of Larry Gatlin. He has posted his database through RootsWeb World Connect. I do not know whether these notes are his own or from another researcher. The text makes reference to the research of Dr. Katherine Woerner.  I agree with the reference to the integrity of Katherine's research - I, too, have confidence in her research. Her partner in much of her research has been her sister, Joyce Jackson.

 

The text....

 

"The Thos. Willingham family lived in the Jackson Co., GA area until abt. 1819 when they removed to Morgan Co,GA. Thomas remained on the tax list for Jackson Co. in 1820. Before 1830, they removed to Newton Co., GA. After 1840 they moved into Randolph Co., AL accompanying some of their grown children. Thos. died aft. 1850, and his wife Rebecca went to live with their daughter Mary Willingham Ray, wife of Elisha Ray, in Carroll Co. GA. Rebecca is listed there in the 1860 census. She died aft. 1860 and bef. 1870. She is not with Mary Willingham in the 1870 census of Gordon Co., GA where Mary is living next door to her daughter Clarkey, and Clarkey's husband, David C. Willingham.

 

This list of children is based on the careful research of Katherine Woerner who believes there are other children that are as yet unnamed. These unnamed children would have been born in approx. 1801, 1803, 1815, 1817.

 

I do not regard any of the children of Thomas Willingham and Rebecca Humphries as proved in the strict sense since there is not, to my knowledge, a will listing children or a family Bible that lists children. However this list of children was constructed by Katherine Woerner, a skilled Willingham researcher, and I have great confidence in her good judgement.

 

The same would be true for the children of Charles Hardman Willingham, Thomas' brother. The list of children is by Katherine Woerner also, drawn from various documents including censuses, land transactions etc."

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM and REBECCA HUMPHRIES are:

                   i.    JOSEPH6 WILLINGHAM, b. 1805; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    JESSE WILLINGHAM116, b. 1804, Georgia; d. Unknown; m. LUCINDA RILEY116, May 07, 1837, Newton Co., Georgia117; b. Bet. 1808 - 1809, South Carolina; d. Unknown.

60.            iii.    AMOS WILLINGHAM, b. January 04, 1810, Georgia; d. May 05, 1901, Upshur Co., Texas.

61.            iv.    HUMPHRIES WILLINGHAM, b. 1811, Georgia; d. Unknown.

62.             v.    HARVEY WILLINGHAM, b. 1813, Georgia; d. Unknown.

63.            vi.    MARY WILLINGHAM, b. November 28, 1820, Morgan Co., Georgia; d. July 20, 1904.

                vii.    PERMELIA WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1822; d. Unknown; m. JAMES JOHNSON, January 28, 1836, Newton Co., Georgia117; d. Unknown.

 

 

27.  CHARLES HARDMAN5 WILLINGHAM (HENRY JESSE4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)118 was born 1782, and died Unknown.  He married ANNY SCOTT October 04, 1806.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for CHARLES HARDMAN WILLINGHAM:

From the research of Dr. Katherine Woerner...

 

 

 Willingham Family Genealogy Forum

Message 1473 of 1584.

 

  Re: Charles Hardman Willingham

Posted by: Katherine Woerner (ID *****8457) Date: June 18, 2004 at 19:13:01

In Reply to: Re: Charles Hardman Willingham by Walter Mason  of 1584 

 

I have a land document that gives the names of the sons and the husbands of the daughters of Charles Hardman Willingham.

I found my copy of the land document. As best as I can read it the page number is 367, date is 24 Dec 1849, registered in Newton Co., GA. Here is a short transcription...

 

Anna Willingham, Wilkins Willingham, Magers Stroud        [m.26        Jan 1843 in Newton Co. Elizabeth Willingham], Elija Willingham, Ambrose B. King [m. 27 Sep 1826 in Newton Co. Nancy Willingham), Ansel Willingham, Isaac Joiner [m.18 Jan 1843 in Newton Co. Jane Willingham], Benjamin               Kelly [m.28 Jan 1846 in Newton Co. Mary Ann Willingham], James Riley [James Riley m. 9 Dec 1834 in Newton Co. to Lucinda Willingham, D.(Darius)T. Willingham sell to Newton Willingham, all legates of Charles H. Willingham. 1849.

 

       

Children of CHARLES WILLINGHAM and ANNY SCOTT are:

                   i.    ANNA6 WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    WILKINS WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM119, d. Unknown; m. MAGERS STROUD120, January 26, 1843, Newton Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    ELIJA WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                  v.    NANCY WILLINGHAM121, d. Unknown; m. AMBROSE B. KING122, September 27, 1826, Newton Co., Georgia123; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    ANSEL WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                vii.    JANE WILLINGHAM124, d. Unknown; m. ISAAC JOINER125, January 18, 1843, Newton Co., Georgia126; d. Unknown.

               viii.    MARY ANN WILLINGHAM127, d. Unknown; m. BENJAMIN KELLY128; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    LUCINDA WILLINGHAM129, d. Unknown; m. JAMES RILEY130, December 09, 1834, Newton Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

                   x.    DARIUS T. WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                  xi.    NEWTON WILLINGHAM131, b. April 08, 1825, Newton Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

 

28.  WILLIAM BROOKS5 WILLINGHAM (JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Bet. 1773 - 1775 in Lunenburg Co., Virginia, and died Abt. 1836 in Walton Co., Georgia.  He married MARY MOON 1794.  She was born March 07, 1778 in North Carolina, and died Unknown.

       

Children of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM and MARY MOON are:

64.              i.    RALEIGH SANDERS6 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1795, Columbia Co., Georgia; d. April 10, 1872, Loganville, Walton Co., Georgia.

65.             ii.    LUCRETIA WILLINGHAM, b. 1803, Georgia; d. 1881, Walton Co., Georgia.

                 iii.    WILLIAM B. WILLINGHAM, b. 1806; d. Unknown.

66.            iv.    MARY L. WILLINGHAM, b. 1808, Columbia Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  v.    PENELOPE WILLINGHAM, b. May 21, 1811, Columbia Co., Georgia; d. Unknown; m. EDMOND R. CAMP, January 24, 1828, Walton Co., Georgia132; b. February 22, 1804, Jackson Co., Georgia133; d. June 22, 1848, Cobb Co., Georgia.

 

Notes for EDMOND R. CAMP:

In the Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827, on the 13th Day's drawing March 21, Edmond R. Camp was a lucky recipient of land in district 29 of Lee County.

 

 

                 vi.    LUCIA WILLINGHAM, b. 1812; d. Unknown.

67.           vii.    JOHN KYLE WILLINGHAM, b. 1815, Walton Co., Georgia; d. 1887, Jonesboro, Clayton Co., Georgia.

               viii.    RACHAEL WILLINGHAM, b. 1820; d. Unknown.

 

 

29.  CHRISTINA5 WILLINGHAM (JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)134 was born 1777 in Columbia Co., Georgia, and died 1838.  She married ENOCH SPINKS134 January 18, 1795 in Columbia Co., Georgia.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of CHRISTINA WILLINGHAM and ENOCH SPINKS are:

                   i.    SARAH6 SPINKS, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    RALEIGH SPINKS, b. 1796; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    CASH SPINKS, b. January 15, 1809; d. Unknown; m. MILLY ESTES, March 13, 1834, Morgan Co., Georgia135; b. July 28, 1812; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    ENOCH SPINKS, b. 1812; d. Unknown.

 

 

30.  CASHWELL5 WILLINGHAM (JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 15, 1789, and died March 24, 1847 in Georgia.  He married MARTHA MOON April 20, 1812 in Columbia Co., Georgia135.  She was born 1787, and died 1869.

 

Notes for CASHWELL WILLINGHAM:

Early Willingham researcher, Nancy Leeg Jankowski received references to a publication in Columbia Co., Georgia titled, "Southern Queries Magazine," the March/April 1994 issue - Vol 4, Num. 5.  It stated that Cash Willingham married Martha Moon 12 April 1812 in Columbia Co., Georgia. (Perhaps the 20 April 1812 date was the date the marriage was recorded?).  The text also stated that the couple had a son Brooks Moon born 9 Feb 1814; and that the family moved to Walton County, Georgia, in 1824 then to Forsyth County in 1844.

 

 

More About CASHWELL WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Cummings Cemetery, Forsythe Co., Georgia.

       

Children of CASHWELL WILLINGHAM and MARTHA MOON are:

68.              i.    BROOKS MOON6 WILLINGHAM, b. February 09, 1814, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    THOMAS WILLINGHAM, b. August 20, 1820; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    CASH WILLINGHAM, b. 1823, Loganville, Walton Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for CASH WILLINGHAM:

In ancestry.com's Civil War research database there is a Cash Willingham who served the state of Georgia; enlistement date 3 May 1862. He was a private in the confederacy.

 

                 iv.    SUSAN JANE WILLINGHAM136, b. October 10, 1828, Walton Co., Georgia137; d. May 12, 1902, Walton Co., Georgia137; m. WILLIAM EZRA MOON138,139, December 19, 1844, Walton Co., Georgia140,141; d. Unknown.

69.             v.    ISAAC COLUMBUS WILLINGHAM, b. 1826, Walton Co., Georgia; d. March 10, 1887, Colbert Co., Alabama.

 

 

31.  JOHN C.5 WILLINGHAM (JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)142,143 was born Bet. 1786 - 1790 in Columbia Co., Georgia144, and died January 1850 in Georgia.  He married SARAH A. BROWN145.  She was born Abt. 1794 in Georgia, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for SARAH A. BROWN:

On the 1850 US Census, Beat 2, Randolph, Alabama; Roll: M432_14; Page: 294; Image: 27.. a Sarah Willingham, age 55, is listed with John C. Willingham, age 60. Sarah was listed as having been born in Georgia.

 

The surname Brown is from several other researchers who have posted their findings on RootsWeb/Ancestry's trees.

 

 

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and SARAH BROWN are:

                   i.    COLTON6 WILLINGHAM146, b. Bet. 1825 - 1826, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    GRIFFIN WILLINGHAM147, b. Bet. 1828 - 1829, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    NANCY B. WILLINGHAM148, b. Bet. 1830 - 1831, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    JULIA WILLINGHAM149, b. Bet. 1839 - 1940, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                  v.    JOHN WILLINGHAM150, b. Bet. 1840 - 1843, Alabama; d. Unknown.

 

 

32.  PEACE5 WILLINGHAM (ABNER4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died Unknown.  She married JEREMIAH BUTT January 16, 1806 in Columbia Co., Georgia.  He died Unknown.

 

Notes for PEACE WILLINGHAM:

Katrina, I recently put this proof together for my cousin. Since Jan (Knox) mentioned Nancy Willingham in her recent email to us, I'm going to share this proof with you...

Katherine

 

 

I will prove that Peace Willingham is not Palcy (Patcy with the "t" uncrossed as I've noticed is often done in those old documents---Patsy is a nickname for Martha).

 

(A.)  ³On a petition (Richmond Co. GA Oct 1788) from Frederick Brown setting forth that he is father in law (implying had married their mother) to two orphans (minors, named Angelina Willingham & Peace Willingham) & proposes that he may obtain letters of guardianship & to take the said orphans into

his care & protection. It is ordered that this said Frederick Brown be appointed guardian of the personal estate of the orphans aforesaid...²

[Read from RICHMOND CO., GA records by ROGER O. WILLINGHAM. "That petition was made in Richmond Co. GA Oct 1788." Roger]

 

(B.) In Frederick Brown's will he refers to Angela and Peace as his "daughters"; they were his STEP-daughters and he was their guardian as proven by the above court record

        (A.)  "To daughter, Peace Butts, wife of Jeremiah, $25.00 (P. Willingham m. 16 Jan 1806 to           Jeremiah Butt in Columbia Co., GA [GA MARRIAGE RECORDS)] Jeremiah Butt on p. 192 1830                Warren Co., GA census.  Jeremiah is not on the 1840 GA census index. Warrenton Cemetery                           located on Norwood St., Warrenton, Ga.  Graves of Jeremiah Butt, age 77, died July 26, 1840,              and Peace Willingham Butt, age 58 years, died Mar. 13,

        1840] [ Will of Frederick Brown signed 1 Aug 1828, proved 17 Nov 1836, on

        p. 13 & 14 of Century of Columbia Co., GA, wills 1790-1890.]

 

C. Since Frederick Brown called Peace Willingham Butt his "daughter" in his will, some people think that she is Peace Brown Butt-----NOT TRUE as proved by (A).

 

The following proves that Peace Wright m. Abner Willingham and that Peace had a sister, Unity Wright.

 

(C) From will of DIONYSIOUS WRIGHT : This will was written in  Ninety Six District in South Carolina on  9 May 1779, it was recorded in Richmond Co. GA 20 March 1780,  and proved in Richmond Co., GA 22 March 1780. [Copy of Will]

"...

son-in-law ABNOR WILLINGHAM and PEACE, his wife- five shillings

...

wife ELIZABETH WRIGHT-rest and at her death this to go to daughter UNITY WRIGHT"

 

 

The following proves that Unity Wright, daughter of Dionysious Wright and Elizabeth, did not marry and that her sister, Peace Wright Willingham, m. 2 Mr. Brown; (A), above, proves that she married Frederick Brown.

 

(D) Unity Wright, sister of Peace,  in her will signed 5 June 1788 and recorded in Richmond Co., GA  left to the ³Children [note plural] of sister , PEACE BROWN [Note name Brown.]-remainder of estate². (copy of will)

 

All of the above proves that Peace Wright married before Oct 1797 when the will of William Willingham was written in Columbia Co., GA naming his daughter, Palcy (Patcy) Willingham. Will dated 25 Oct 1797 and proved 11 Jan 1798 Columbia Co., GA; m. Nancy [Copy of will.] Wife, Nancy, and children are named in William¹s will.

 

(E) Wife:  Nancy.  Children: (1) Elijah, (2) Thomas, (3) Frances (Fanney) (4) Elizabeth, (5) Beaverly, (6)George, (7) John, (8)  William  (9) Nancey (10) Caleph (11) Palcy (Martha "Patcy") (12) Judah (13)  Isaac Willingham .

 

The following HEIRS SALE of the children of William Willingham d. 1797 to their brother, William, further names the children of William d. 1797 and proves some of the marriages of some daughters of William, one of whom is Martha "Patsy"  Willingham m. Reuben Willingham because Reuben is not a son

of William and Reuben is listed in the same position as "Palcy" is listed in the will.  Estate records of Reuben in Columbia Co., GA proves that his wife's name was Martha. Estate records of Martha's sister, Elizabeth m. Nathaniel Davis, who left to her siblings [estate distribution of estate of Elizabeth Davis 1855 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL], further proves that Martha "Patsy" Willingham, daughter of William d. 1797 GA, m1. Reuben Willingham and m2. Troy Griffin.

 

(F)1820, Nov 22 HEIRS SALE--Elijah WILLINGHAM; Thomas WILLINGHAM, and Thomas, as agent for Jesse ROBERTS[ m. Frances "Fanny"Willingham]; Elizabeth WILLINGHAM, George WILLINGHAM, for self and as agent for Beverly WILLINGHAM; John WILLINGHAM; Nancy WILLINGHAM; and Reuben WILLINGHAM [m. Martha "Patsy" Willingham] ; Edward GAITHER [m. Judah Willingham]; Isaac

WILLINGHAM, for self, and as agent for Caleb WILLINGHAM; sell to William WILLINGHAM, 180

acres on Keg Creek, for $550. [Some Columbia Co., GA records p. 104]

================================

Katherine Louise Willingham Woerner

 

       

Child of PEACE WILLINGHAM and JEREMIAH BUTT is:

70.              i.    JOSHUA WILLINGHAM6 BUTT, b. Abt. 1824, Warren Co., Georgia; d. Abt. 1879, Augusta, Georgia.

 

 

33.  JARRETT5 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)151,152 was born Abt. 1802 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.  He married TABITHA153.  She was born Bet. 1809 - 1810 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for JARRETT WILLINGHAM:

See the transcription of his father's will on the father's page.

 

On the 1850 US Census District 1, Henderson, Kentucky; Roll: M432_204; Page: 292; Image: 243., Jarrett is employed as a miller.

With Jarrett is 40-year-old Tabitha, 23-year-old Felix A. male, and 4 year old Eliza F., age 4.

 

       

Children of JARRETT WILLINGHAM and TABITHA are:

                   i.    FELIX6 WILLINGHAM154, b. Abt. 1827, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ELIZA F. WILLINGHAM155, b. Abt. 1845, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

 

34.  ISAAC5 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)156,157,158 was born 1808 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.  He married SARAH ANNE OWEN159,160.  She was born Abt. 1810 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for ISAAC WILLINGHAM:

From the 1850 US Census, Henderson Co., Kentucky

331  WILLINGHAM,     ISAAC     42                M    W    FARMER    KY

                                SARAH                 40            F    W           KY

                                THOMAS      23   M    W          KY

                                HIRAM         18     M    W          KY

                                SALLY A               2              F    W           KY

     PIRTLE,            GEORGE W  18     M    W         TN

 

From the 1860 US Census, Henderson Co., Kentucky

176. Willingham, Isaac  51   M    Farmer   KY

                Sarah 49   F KY

                Thomas J 33   M KY

               Mary J      31   F  KY

                Rebecca T  3 F KY

                Isaac C         1 M KY

                                Sally A        12   F  KY

 

       

Children of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and SARAH OWEN are:

                   i.    THOMAS J.6 WILLINGHAM161,162, b. June 10, 1826, Kentucky163; d. April 14, 1914, Henderson Co., Kentucky; m. MARY J.; b. November 1827, Kentucky164; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS J. WILLINGHAM:

Copy of the death certificate for Thomas J. Willingham shows he was b. 10 June 1824 in Kentucky. His father was named as Isaac Willingham of Kentucky, and his mother was named as Sallie Anne Owen of Kentucky.

The death occured 14 April 1914 in Daviess Co., Kentucky - voting precinct Curdsville. He was attended by a physician from 4 March 1914 to the last day the physician "saw him alive" on 13 April 1914.  Cause of death ' senility. Signed by W. L. Tyler of Curdsville, Ky.

 

Undertaker was Ballard Brothers.

 

On the 1900 US Census, Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky; Roll: T623 518; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 32, there is a J. Willingham, age 73, listed b. June 1826, with Mary J., age 72 b. Nov 1827. They had been married 50 years.

 

I believe the 1826 birth date is the correct one, as opposed to the 1824 birth date on the death certificate.  Base this on the fact that Sallie Anne Owen m. Isaac Willingham in 1825.

 

 

 

71.             ii.    HIRAM C. WILLINGHAM, b. 1832, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    SALLY A. WILLINGHAM165, b. 1848, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

 

35.  JOHN W.5 WILLINGHAM (GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)166,167,168 was born 1778 in Halifax Co., Virginia, and died April 10, 1855 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  He married FANNIE FRANCES WELDON169,170 April 14, 1799 in Knox Co., Tennessee171.  She was born 1780 in Georgia, and died 1858 in Henderson Co. Kentucky.

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN WILLINGHAM and FRANCES WELDON:

Edward "Ned" Freels was the bondsman for the marriage.   (research done by Jan Knox).

This evidence leads Jan to believe that Ned married Catherine Willingham (John's sister) prior to this marriage to be able to post bond.

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and FRANCES WELDON are:

                   i.    ELIZABETH6 WILLINGHAM, b. September 10, 1801; d. Unknown; m. YEARBY OVERBY172, November 10, 1825, Henderson  Co., Kentucky172; d. Unknown.

72.             ii.    JARRETT WILLINGHAM, b. 1803, Tennessee; d. Bet. September 1857 - 1858, Kentucky.

73.            iii.    THOMAS WILLINGHAM, b. 1809; d. Unknown.

74.            iv.    ELIJAH H. WILLINGHAM, b. July 1810, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1900.

                  v.    SABRINA B. WILLINGHAM, b. 1812; d. Unknown.

75.            vi.    ELIAS WILLINGHAM, b. January 06, 1817, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. Bef. 1870, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

76.           vii.    JAMES HENDERSON WILLINGHAM, b. February 06, 1823, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. August 12, 1892, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

               viii.    ROBERT C. WILLINGHAM, b. May 28, 1825; d. Unknown.

 

 

36.  JARRETT5 WILLINGHAM (GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)173 was born 1780 in Halifax Co., Virginia, and died Unknown in Interred in Hickman  Co. Kentucky -Willingham Cem..  He married (1) UNKNOWN.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) NANCY RILEY July 26, 1838 in Hickman Co. Kentucky.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for JARRETT WILLINGHAM:

Jarrett was in Capt. Horatio D. Watkins 1st reg. He was also the sheriff of Hickman, Henderson Co., Kentucky 1810/1820

 

More About JARRETT WILLINGHAM:

Date born 2: 1780, Halifax Co, Virginia

Burial: Unknown, Willingham Cemetery, Hickman Co., Kentucky

       

Children of JARRETT WILLINGHAM and UNKNOWN are:

77.              i.    MILDRED A.6 WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    MERIDA WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown; m. ANN HELM, September 10, 1829, Hickman Co. Kentucky; d. Unknown.

78.            iii.    JARRETT WILLINGHAM, b. 1807, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1860, Spring Hill, Kentucky.

79.            iv.    THOMAS T. WILLINGHAM, b. May 25, 1816, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. May 09, 1883, Carlisle Co. Kentucky-interred in Hickman Co. Kentucky.

80.             v.    GARTHENA WILLINGHAM, b. May 29, 1816, Henderson. Kentucky; d. September 1844, Carlisle Co. Kentucky.

 

 

37.  ISAAC5 WILLINGHAM (GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)173,174 was born 1787 in Halifax Co, Virginia, and died July 17, 1851 in Graves Co., Kentucky.  He married (1) MARY COLLINS175 October 08, 1808 in Henderson Co., Kentucky175.  She was born Bet. 1784 - 1794, and died Unknown in Graves Co., Kentucky.  He married (2) ANN UNKNOWN176 Bet. 1841 - 1842.  She was born 1785 in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1860.

 

Notes for ISAAC WILLINGHAM:

Isaac, a Virginian, was one of the first settlers in the Purchase.

 

It was originally thought that this Isaac b. 1787 was married three times; first to Mary Collins, second, to Sarah Owen, and third, to Ann, maiden name unknown.

 

New evidence from census images show that this may not be the case.  The first marriage to Mary Collins is found in Kentucky marriage records. The Sarah Owen thought to be his 2nd wife was instead married to the Isaac Willingham b. 1808.

Ann is found with Isaac on the 1850 US Census, (District 1, Graves, Kentucky; Roll: M432_201; Page: 458; Image: 510.

 

I have not found a marriage record for Isaac and Ann.

 

I am uncertain at this point where to place W. Ross Willingham, found on the 1850 census with Isaac and Ann. Ross was age 12, making his birth year about 1837. Born in Kentucky.

 

 

Notes for MARY COLLINS:

I have not been able to find the birth place of Mary Collins.

 

       

Children of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and MARY COLLINS are:

81.              i.    ALEXANDER H.6 WILLINGHAM, b. 1809, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. 1882, Sebree, Webster Co., Kentucky.

82.             ii.    LAFAYETTE FRANCIS WILLINGHAM, b. 1816, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. July 12, 1866, St. Clair Co., Missouri.

83.            iii.    GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLINGHAM, b. August 14, 1818, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. August 22, 1899, Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas.

84.            iv.    JAMES W. WILLINGHAM, b. 1822, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1870.

85.             v.    DR. ISAAC JARRETT WILLINGHAM, b. March 04, 1823, Tennessee; d. April 08, 1895.

86.            vi.    JOHN C. WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1825, Graves Co., Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                vii.    MARY COLLINS WILLINGHAM177,178, b. Abt. 1830, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for MARY COLLINS WILLINGHAM:

On the 1850 Mary Collins Willingham is living with her father Isaac, his wife Ann, and someone who appears to be W. Ross Willingham, age 12.  Mary is listed as age 20.  If so, this would make her year of birth about 1830, which is after the date of marriage between Isaac and Sarah Owen. Yet, we have the fact that her middle name is Collins which would indicate she would have been named for Mary Collins, first wife of Isaac. 

My information on her birth is limited to this 1850 census...kmp

 

 

               viii.    W. ROSS WILLINGHAM179, b. Abt. 1837, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

 

38.  ELIJAH5 WILLINGHAM (GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)180,181 was born 1794 in Tennessee, and died June 17, 1851 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  He married SARAH WELDON182,183 May 21, 1812 in Henderson Co., Kentucky184, daughter of JOHN WELDON and NANCY UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1799 in Tennessee, and died Abt. 1844.

 

Notes for ELIJAH WILLINGHAM:

Elijah Willingham left a will on 17 June 1851 in Henderson County, Kentucky;

 

     In the Name of God Amen. I Elijah Willingham of Henderson County, Ky. do declair the following to be my last Will and Testament revoking all others. It is my Will and I do hereby direct my Debts and funeral expenses be first paid -- Secondly, That my wife Sarah Willingham have and possess all my property consisting of Lands, Negroes, household and Kitchen furniture, farming utinsils of every description, Waggon, gears, ?? Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep and every description of property by me possessed. the Crops on hand and Crops growing during her natural life, except the tenements allotted to my Sons Lazarus Willingham and John Willingham which I wish them Continue in possession of and to be allotted to them in the final Division of my property. the residue of my land to be divide equally among my other children reserving the houses and that part of the farm whereon they are erected. my youngest Son Thomas Willingham I direct my executor to pay over the money when received from Turner? and Bridges for Tobacco Sold in my name for others as will be his by the sale bills to the proper person without delay or trouble. And lastly I appoint my friends Abraham Hatchett and Travis W. Davis Executors of this my last will and Testament. and hereby request the court to accept the same without security. Given under my hand an seal this 17th day of June 1851

               D. L. Boswell                                       Elijah Willingham (seal)

               Elisha D. Cummings.9

 

Research by Kenneth Willingham is very detailed and cites the above will for indentification of heirs of Elijah Willingham.  Ken also cites the Report of the Division of the Land & Slaves of Elijah Willingham.  This Report is dated Jan. 29, 30, & 31 1852 and lists the heirs as:

 

1. Heirs of Francis Willingham

2. Robert Willingham

3. Andrew Willingham

4. Heirs of John Willingham

5. Lazarus Willingham

 

Mr. Kenneth Willingham offers this presentation:

 

(1)  Frances Willingham is not listed on the 1850 census under Elijah and Sarah, nor is she listed in the will.  But............ Frances is easily identified as Elijah and Sarah's daughter by the following documents:   (1)  Henderson Co.Court Dec. 1851, "Ordered that Thomas Willingham be appointed Guardian of his infant chidlren, Sarah Ann Willingham, Frances Willingham, Elijah Willingahm and Margaret Willingham, who have some estate coming to them from their late mother Frances Willingham, dec'd.  And thereupon the said Thomas Willingham and Robert Willingham and Thomas Willingham Jr. his sureties executed their Guardian bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars, conditioned according to law."  (2)  Henderson Marriage Register page 23 Dec. 25, 1818 " I certify that I married Thomas Willingham to Frances Willingham on the 25th of Dec. 1828 by virtue of a license from your office.  To clerk. Hend. Co.Ky. Thomas Downs, preacher".

 

(2)  Robert Willingham is NOT listed on the 1850 census under Elijah & Sarah, nor is he listed in the will.  So...... At this time I can only speculate that Robert either lives in another county or that he has a middle name of "Thomas".  Either way, Robert or Thomas, or Robert Thomas, as a Willingham attached to Elijah Willingham married to Sarah Weldon doesn't exist in Henderson Co.Ky. after the 1850 census and the settlement of the estate.

 

(3)  Andrew disappears from the 1860 Hend. Co.Ky. census but re-appears on the 1870 Hend.Co.Ky. census.

 

(4) John is also easily identified as John W. Willingham m. to Mary E. Cummings, since he dies before the will is probated and settlement is made.  The Report of the Division of the land and Slaves of Elijah Willingham dec'd dated Jan. 29,30, & 31, 1852 refer "We alloted to the heirs of John Willingham division No. 4 containing 100 acres."

 

 Since John C. Willingham is still alive up to and including the 1900 Henderson Co. Census, he can be eliminated as this son of Elijah.  And, since John Willingham, Sr. is the only other John Willingham listed on the 1850 census and is in fact a brother to Elijah Willingham, he can be eliminated as this son of Elijah.  John W. Willingham, nor his wife show up on the 1860 or later census.  His chidlren Alves J. Taylor F. and Elijah do show up as wards of Edward Hagan on the 1860 census.

 

(5) Lazarus is easily identified on the 1850 & 1860 Hend. Co.Ky. census since this is the only Lazarus on either census.

 

and as Kenneth points out as well, Lazarus is listed in Elijah's will.  Already having a copy of the will didn't mean as much until Kenneth's interpretation and the data from the Report of the Division of the Land & Slaves of Elijah Willingham.  Thank you, Kenneth.

 

 

       

Children of ELIJAH WILLINGHAM and SARAH WELDON are:

87.              i.    LAZARUS MARCELLUS6 WILLINGHAM, b. September 07, 1818, Henderson. Kentucky; d. Aft. 1860.

88.             ii.    JOHN W. WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1819, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1860.

                 iii.    JULIA A. WILLINGHAM185,186, b. 1829, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

89.            iv.    ANDREW J. WILLINGHAM, b. 1835, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                  v.    THOMAS WILLINGHAM187,188, b. 1837, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    FRANCES WILLINGHAM189, d. Unknown.

 

 

39.  REUBIN5 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 14, 1793, and died Abt. November 05, 1821.  He married MARTHA WILLINGHAM190 Bef. 1815, daughter of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM and NANCY GARNETT.  She was born September 10, 1794 in Richmond Co., Georgia, and died November 02, 1849 in Fayette Co., Alabama.

 

Notes for REUBIN WILLINGHAM:

Reuben Willingham, b. 14 Mar 1793, died intestate about 5 Nov 1821.

researched by Dr. Katherine Woerner, ...administrators of Reuben's estate were ISAAC WILLINGHAM (brother) and MARTHA WILLINGHAM, (wife); securities were ALEXANDER PEARCE and JOHN GRIFFIN; Intestate Bond dated 5 Nov 1821, $4000 (Columbia Co., GA Administration Bonds Book).

Thanks to Katherine for sharing.

 

Notes for MARTHA WILLINGHAM:

Martha was known as Patsy to her family, Patsy was a common nickname foar Martha.

       

Children are listed above under (22) Martha Willingham.

 

40.  ISAAC5 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)191 was born 1804 in Georgia, and died Unknown.  He married NANCY SAMUELS192, daughter of MAJOR BEN SAMUELS.  She was born in Lincoln Co., Georgia, and died Unknown.

       

Child of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and NANCY SAMUELS is:

                   i.    PRISCILLA6 WILLINGHAM192, d. Unknown; m. BENJAMIN KIMBROUGH192; d. Unknown.

 

 

41.  ELIZABETH5 WILLINGHAM (JARRELL4, JARRELL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1804 in Halifax Co., Virginia, and died Unknown.  She married THOMAS YOUNGER193 December 19, 1825 in Halifax Co., Virginia194.  He was born in Halifax Co., Virginia, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS YOUNGER:

Thomas parents were not listed on the marriage records. Of the family files I have found posted on the genealogy sites, I have not yet found one that sites a source for the parents of Thomas Willingham that married Elizabeth Willingham.

 

Elizabeth signed for herself on the marriage record.  This was found by Katherine Woerner.

 

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM and THOMAS YOUNGER:

Witness was Sarah Willingham.  Katherine Woerner's findings showed that Elizabeth signed for herself, therefore would have been at least 21 years of age.

 

 

       

Child of ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM and THOMAS YOUNGER is:

90.              i.    JOHN W.6 YOUNGER, b. 1826; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

42.  REUBEN C.6 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM H.5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born September 08, 1805, and died October 29, 1872 in Alabama.  He married ELIZABETH OWEN HUDSON195 January 23, 1828 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama195.  She died Unknown.

       

Child of REUBEN WILLINGHAM and ELIZABETH HUDSON is:

                   i.    NANCY ADELINE7 WILLINGHAM196, b. August 12, 1831, Tuscaloosa, Alabama196; d. May 24, 1919, Grandview, Texas.

 

 

43.  THOMAS LYON6 WILLINGHAM (BEVERLY5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)197,198 was born April 23, 1807 in Georgia199, and died November 08, 1888 in Fayette Co. Alabama199.  He married SUSAN ANN STRONG200,201,202.  She was born July 31, 1817 in Georgia203, and died August 20, 1900 in Fayette Co. Alabama204.

 

Notes for THOMAS LYON WILLINGHAM:

1850 US Census, Division 15, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M432_5; Page: 78; Image: 348

 

Willingham,           Thomas  42 M farmer GA

                Susan                     32 F                         GA

                Rufus                     26 M                       AL

                George   13 M                       AL

                Anderson              11 M                       AL

                Benjamin                5   M                       AL

                Husv                      8   M                       AL

                Susan                     2  F                          AL

                Mary                      1/12 F                     AL

 

More About THOMAS LYON WILLINGHAM:

Burial: 1888, Pleasant Hill Cemetery

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM and SUSAN STRONG are:

                   i.    WILLIAM RUFUS7 WILLINGHAM205, b. May 30, 1835, Alabama; d. 1886.

 

Notes for WILLIAM RUFUS WILLINGHAM:

The 1860 US Census (Eastern Div, Fayette Co., Alabama, M653_9, pg 354) states Wm. R. Willingham, age 25 was a physician.

 

91.             ii.    GEORGE BEVERLY WILLINGHAM, b. August 15, 1837; d. December 31, 1915.

                 iii.    E. ANDERSON WILLINGHAM, b. 1839; d. Unknown; m. FRANCIS UNKNOWN; d. Unknown.

92.            iv.    JAMES HUGH WILLINGHAM, b. September 16, 1841, Fayette Co. Alabama; d. October 03, 1917, Alabama.

                  v.    BENJAMIN M. WILLINGHAM206, b. 1845, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    SUSAN FRANCES WILLINGHAM207, b. January 02, 1848; d. Unknown; m. JAMES H. HYDE; d. Unknown.

                vii.    MARY WILLINGHAM, b. 1850; d. Unknown.

               viii.    NANCY TEMPERANCE WILLINGHAM208, b. March 20, 1853; d. November 25, 1883, Fayette Co. Alabama; m. JOHN THOMAS HYDE, January 14, 1873, Fayette Co., Alabama209; d. Unknown.

 

Marriage Notes for NANCY WILLINGHAM and JOHN HYDE:

Wedding performed in the home of Thomas Willingham.

 

93.             ix.    JOHN THOMAS WILLINGHAM, b. August 09, 1855, Alabama; d. February 12, 1910, Bankston, Fayette co., Alabama.

                   x.    BULAH ELLEN WILLINGHAM, b. August 14, 1861, Bankston, Alabama210; d. November 17, 1897, Fayette Co. Alabama211.

 

 

44.  ROBERT BEVERLY6 WILLINGHAM (BEVERLY5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)212 was born March 1833 in Alabama, and died April 1878.  He married CYNTHIA ARISE OLDHAM213,214 December 30, 1856 in Alabama.  She was born Abt. 1837 in Mississippi, and died Aft. 1880.

 

Notes for ROBERT BEVERLY WILLINGHAM:

abt 1857 this family moved to Texas. from Carroll Co. Mississippi. No documentaion (information from research of Sandra Mueller sandrajmueller@worldnet.att.net)

 

On the 1860 US Census, (Beat 7, Anderson, Texas; Roll: M653_1287; Page: 62) found a Rob Willingham age 26 and 23-year-old female, Cynthia. 

Listing:

Willingham,           Rob            26 M Farmer  AL

Willingham,           Cynthia 23 F                          MS

Willingham,           Judson   3 M         TX

Willingham,    Beverly   3/12 M         TX

 

1870 US CENSUS (Palestine P.O., Anderson Co., Texas; Roll: M593_1573; Page: 98; Image: 197)

Willingham,           Robt.      37 M W Farmer AR

Willingham, Cynthia            33 F W Keeping House TX

Willingham,           A.J.         12 M W at home   TX

Willingham, Beverly            10 M W at home   TX

Willingham, Frances            9 F W  at home    TX

Willingham, Robert H 6 M W at home             TX

Willingham, Mortimer 3 M W at home             TX

Willingham, Mary A.   2 F W  at home             TX

Willingham, Walter              1/12 M W at home               TX

 

 

 

Notes for CYNTHIA ARISE OLDHAM:

By the 1880 census, (Hill, Texas; Roll: T9_1311; Family History Film: 1255311; Page: 405.1000)

Cynthia is head of household.

 

Cynthia WILLINGHAM   Self   W   Female   W   42   MS   K. House   SC   AL 

 Adniram WILLINGHAM   Son   S   Male   W   22   TX   Farmer   AL   MS 

 Bevily WILLINGHAM   Son   S   Male   W   19   TX   Home   AL   MS 

 Francis WILLINGHAM   Dau   S   Female   W   18   TX   Home   AL   MS 

 Robbert WILLINGHAM   Son   S   Male   W   15   TX   Home   AL   MS 

 Mortimer WILLINGHAM   Son   S   Male   W   13   TX   Home   AL   MS 

 Mary WILLINGHAM   Dau   S   Female   W   11   TX   Home   AL   MS 

 Charlie WILLINGHAM   Son   S   Male   W   8   TX      AL   MS 

 Walker WILLINGHAM   Son   S   Male   W   5   TX      AL   MS 

 Cleo WILLINGHAM   Dau   S   Female   W   3   TX      AL   MS 

 Franklin OLDHAM   Brother   S   Male   W   25   MS      SC   AL 

 

       

Children of ROBERT WILLINGHAM and CYNTHIA OLDHAM are:

94.              i.    ADNIRAM JUDSON7 WILLINGHAM, b. January 1858, Texas; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    BEVERLY WILLINGHAM215,216,216, b. May 1860, Texas; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    FRANCES WILLINGHAM217, b. Abt. 1861, Texas; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    ROBERT H. WILLINGHAM218, b. Abt. 1865, Texas; d. Unknown.

                  v.    MORTIMER WILLINGHAM219, b. Bet. 1866 - 1867, Texas; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    MARY A. WILLINGHAM220, b. Bet. 1867 - 1868, Texas; d. Unknown.

                vii.    WALTER WILLINGHAM221, b. 1870, Texas; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for WALTER WILLINGHAM:

By the 1880 US Census, Hill, Texas; Roll: T9_1311; Family History Film: 1255311; Page: 405.1000. Walter is not listed in the family group. Cynthia, age 42, is head of household..

 

95.          viii.    CHARLES W. WILLINGHAM, b. May 10, 1872, Texas; d. January 12, 1935, Ontario, San Bernardino Co., California.

                  ix.    WALKER WILLINGHAM222, b. Abt. 1875, Texas; d. Unknown.

                   x.    CLEO WILLINGHAM223, b. Abt. 1877, Texas; d. Unknown.

 

 

45.  WILLIAM L.6 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Bet. 1803 - 1804 in Georgia, and died Unknown.  He married NANCY BUIE.  She was born Bet. 1803 - 1804 in South Carolina, and died Unknown.

       

Child of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM and NANCY BUIE is:

                   i.    MARGARET CATHERINE7 WILLINGHAM, b. June 07, 1829; d. April 06, 1903, Nacogdoches Co., Texas.

 

 

46.  MARY ANN6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)224,225,226 was born April 10, 1810 in Augusta, Georgia226, and died July 12, 1847 in Fayette Co., Alabama227.  She married CALVIN C. POE228 December 17, 1828 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama229,230, son of SIMON POE and MARGARET MCMILLIAN.  He was born April 04, 1805 in Anson Co., North Carolina, and died November 12, 1883 in Grant Co., Arkansas.

 

Notes for MARY ANN WILLINGHAM:

In the Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama records regarding the estate of John Willingham, the distributees included:

 

Heirs of Mary Poe (Mary Ann Poe m. Calvin C. Poe)

        James Poe

        Boling Harrington and wife Lucy (Willingham)

        William Poe

        Frances Holmes

        Martha Poe

The distribution to William and to Martha were to be paid to their guardian Calvin Poe.

 

Mary's mother Nancy's estate listed the same heirs.

**The above records researched by William Arthur Poe. The images may be viewed on his excellent website dealing primarily with his POE research, but including connected families such as the Willinghams.

This link is to his index of notes on the poe family research in Alabama.

 

http://poegen.net/AL/PoeAlabamaMiscNotes.htm

        His home page:

 

http://poegen.net/

 

 

Notes for CALVIN C. POE:

I am uncertain about the two children Stephen Calvin Poe and Elbert Perry Poe. Their dates of birth are prior to the marriage date for first wife Mary Ann Willingham.  The marriage was recorded in the family Bible of John Willingham and Nancy Garner Willingham as Dec 17, 1828.  Perhaps before Mary Ann Willingham, dau of John and Nancy, married Calvin C. Poe, Calvin had already been married and had the two children Stephen and Elbert.

This needs additional research.

 

On the Family Data Collection - Births from Ancestry.com

CHILD                     FATHER               MOTHER              DOB

Poe, James T Poe , Calvin C  Willingham , Mary Ann  30 November 1829

Poe, Lucy Anne Poe , Calvin C  Willingham , Mary Ann  17 February 1831

Poe, Nancy Frances Poe , Calvin C  Willingham , Mary Ann  2 January 1834

Poe, Rebecca   Poe , Calvin C  Willingham , Mary Ann  1832

Poe, Steven A Poe , Calvin C  Willingham , Mary Ann  1836

Poe, William Jasper Poe , Calvin C  Willingham , Mary Ann  29 March 1843

 

AL, Tuscaloosa Co., Orphan's Court Book 6, pg. 260 11/26/1855: Elizabeth Davis' estate. 10 original distributees; share of each $199.83 Beverly Willingham, administrator.

Heirs:

1. Caleb Willingham

2. Isaac Willingham

3. William Willingham

4. Judon Gaither

5. George Willingham

6. Heirs of John Willingham (ea. $24.97) Calvin

Poe children: John Caraway, George A. Robertson, J.J.Richards, C.M. (or CW) Slaughter, Daniel Cook, Bradford Willingham, Nancy Freeman (another entry says Reynolds).

7. Heirs of Thomas Willingham: Willis Davis Elihu Willingham, William

Willingham

8. Heirs of Fanny Roberts (dec'd): Caleb B. Roberts, Rebecca Jennings' children, Bradford Smith, Nancy Chambers' children

9. Heirs of Mary Griffin (dec'd)

(note: Mary McMillan Griffin, dau. of Amon & Martha McMillan. Mary's sister Martha married Simon Poe) C.B.Willingham, Richard Davis, William K. Cole, Thomas J. Griffin, William Griffin, Ira Griffin, Elizabeth Griffin 10. Beverly Willingham, administrator retain on share $199.83.Below is data from the research of William Arthur Poe:

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2389360&id=I513302160

 

Below: Courtesy of William Arthur Poe.  His main home page on Poe research:

 

http://poegen.net

 

 

The specific information on Calvin C. Poe and his descendants is from Family Chart of Jacob Captain Poe collected from 1948-1988. These charts have been circulated among Poe researchers. The source data includes "general knowledge" of the researcher who was great-great grandson of Calvin C. Poe. Mr. Poe resided 612 S. Mulberry, Eastland, TX 76448 at time of submission. While I am using the data, it has not been independently verified.

 

Other data:

Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama Orphan's Court Book 6, pg. 260 11/26/1855: Elizabeth Davis'estate. 10 original distributees

 

Pow, Calvin S.

State: Alabama Year: 1830

County: Wilcox Roll: M19_3

Township: Unknown Townships Page: 188

 

Note that Mary E. Poe (January 5, 1829 - November 22, 1910 Panola County, MS) married Elijah B. Willingham (c.1832 - c1888 Yolobusha County, MS) See separate tree for Elijah B. Willingham

 

 

More About CALVIN C. POE:

Burial: November 1883, Corinth Cemetery, Grant Co., Arkansas

Census: 1860, Eastern Division, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M653_9; Page: 430

       

Children of MARY WILLINGHAM and CALVIN POE are:

96.              i.    JAMES THOMAS7 POE, b. November 30, 1829, Newtonville, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. January 20, 1913, Buckner, Lafayette Co., Arkansas.

97.             ii.    LUCY ANNE POE, b. February 17, 1831, Newtonville, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. August 17, 1909, Arkansas.

                 iii.    REBECCA POE, b. 1832, Newtonville, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    NANCY FRANCES POE231, b. January 02, 1834, Newtonville, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. July 03, 1876, Grant Co., Arkansas; m. JAMES JESSE HOLIMAN, January 09, 1851; b. 1830, North Carolina; d. December 25, 1853.

 

Notes for NANCY FRANCES POE:

Following the death of her husband James Jesse Holiman, Nancy moved to Arkansas with her family. She later married William M. R. Brewer

 

98.             v.    WILLIAM JAMES POE, b. March 31, 1845, Newtonville, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    MARTHA JANE POE231,232, b. January 09, 1846, Newtonville, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. January 11, 1918; m. JOSEPH WILLIAMS; d. Unknown.

 

 

47.  ARABELLA6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)233 was born October 01, 1812 in Columbia Co., Georgia234, and died February 26, 1890 in Grayson Co., Texas.  She married JOHN W. CARAWAY December 27, 1831 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama235.  He was born 1810, and died 1861 in Texas.

 

Notes for ARABELLA WILLINGHAM:

ARABELLA WILLINGHAM, Columbia Co, Georgia

 

Posted by: Lauri Haines

Message: Would you have any information about Arabella Willingham, supposedly born 1 Oct 1812 in Columbia Co, Georgia? Parents? Siblings? Arabella married John W. Carraway 22 Dec 1831 in Tuscaloosa Co, AL and she died in Grayson Co, Texas 26 Feb 1890 after giving birth to at least 10 children. We have no other information on her and would appreciate any help anyone can lend. Thanks

 

Arabella (Willingham) Caraway

 

Posted by: Jerry Chaney

Message: Hi Lauri,

Arabella and John W. Caraway lived in Tuscaloosa, as you know, Married 27 Dec 1831. Got their license on 22 Dec 1831. You can find this in Early Alabama Marriages (pg 50 Vol 6 976.1 V22e. In 1850 John and Arabella were in Walker Co., Al Census pg 273, house 78 John (age 40) b SC 'Bella (age 36) b Georgia. Walker is adjacent to Fayette. In 1860, John and Arabella were living in Houston Co., Texas Census p 235 house 387 Hagars PO. In 1870 Grimes Co., Texas census pg 283, House 171, (Calvin) Marshall age 27 b AL, with wife Martha age 22 b AL (I believe Martha Lucinda Oliver was born in Mississippi) and son John age 1. Also, in Anderson Co., we find Brad and Alcy Caraway living near a Robt and a Beverly Willingham family, all born in AL. Arabella and her grandchildren are in Grayson Co., pg 54 precinct 4 of Kentucky Town. In 1880 they're all in Erath Co., Arabella's parents are John and Nancy Willingham. John was born 1788 in NC. He was the son of William Willingham and ____. John married Nancy _?__. Nancy was born abt 1788 in NC. she died after 1850 in Fayette Co., Al They had 8 children. If you need their names and such, let me know.

 

Jerry Chaney

PO Box 297

Darby, Mt 59829

 

More About ARABELLA WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Siloam Cemetery, Comanche, Texas

       

Children of ARABELLA WILLINGHAM and JOHN CARAWAY are:

                   i.    CALVIN MARSHALL7 CARAWAY, b. February 12, 1843; d. July 02, 1919, Erath Co., Texas; m. MARTHA LUCINDA OLIVER, August 01, 1866, Texas; b. October 15, 1848; d. Unknown.

99.             ii.    WILLIAM GARNER CARAWAY, b. May 13, 1840; d. April 19, 1921, Grayson Co., Texas.

                 iii.    BRADFORD HILLMAN CARAWAY236, d. February 19, 1910, Erath Co., Texas; m. ALSIE HERRINGTON237; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    JOHN AARON CARAWAY238, b. Abt. 1833; d. Abt. 1865.

 

 

48.  BRADFORD W.6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)239,240,241,242,243,244 was born Bet. April 28, 1815 - 1818 in Georgia245, and died Bef. 1880.  He married LUCY POE246,247,248,249,250,251 December 14, 1838 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama252, daughter of SIMON POE and MARGARET MCMILLIAN.  She was born 1818 in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1880.

 

Notes for BRADFORD W. WILLINGHAM:

Children: per William Poe <wpoe@poegen.net>

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1140597&id=I61 785891

 

ADREW J. WILLINGHAM b: 1839

 JOHN WILLINGHAM b: 1841

 MERANDA WILLINGHAM b: 1843

 LUCINDA WILLINGHAM b: 1845

 JAMES T. WILLINGHAM b: 1847

 GEORGE W. WILLINGHAM b: 1/12/1850

 

1850 Alabama census. fam #560 pg 232, states that Bradford was born in Georgia and Lucy in NC and all of the children were born in Alabama.

 

On the 1860 US Census, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, M653-25, pg 728, 27 Jul 1860

Found this family with Bradford Willingham a head of house:

31  1021 1077 Willingham    Bradford  44   M merchant 2,200 7,540     GA

 32  1021 1077 Willingham    Lucy                                      42   F NC

 33  1021 1077 Willingham    Amanda                19   F  AL

 34  1021 1077 Willingham    John                      18   M  AL

 35  1021 1077 Willingham    Maranda               16   F  AL 

 36  1021 1077 Willingham    Josiphine              14   F  AL 

 37  1021 1077 Willingham    James                    12   M  AL 

 38  1021 1077 Willingham    George W             10   M  AL 

 39  1021 1077 Willingham    Sallie S                  6    F    AL

 40  1021 1077 Willingham    William B              4    M   AL

 

       

Children of BRADFORD WILLINGHAM and LUCY POE are:

                   i.    ANDREW J.7 WILLINGHAM253,254, b. 1839, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    AMANDA WILLINGHAM255, b. Abt. 1840, Alabama; d. Unknown.

100.          iii.    JOHN WILLINGHAM, b. 1841, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MARANDA J. WILLINGHAM256,257,258, b. Abt. 1844, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                  v.    ALMEDIA LUCINDA WILLINGHAM259, b. 1845, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. JOHN MCCAIN259; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    JOSEPHINE WILLINGHAM260, b. 1846, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                vii.    JAMES T. WILLINGHAM261,262, b. 1848, Alabama; d. Unknown.

               viii.    GEORGE W. WILLINGHAM263,264, b. January 12, 1850, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    SALLIE S. WILLINGHAM265, b. Abt. 1853, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                   x.    WILLIAM B. WILLINGHAM266, b. Abt. 1855, Alabama; d. Unknown.

 

 

49.  NANCY GARNER6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)267 was born January 11, 1819 in Georgia267, and died May 06, 1869 in Anderson Co., Texas.  She married ROBERT FOSTER FREEMAN268 December 15, 1836 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama269.  He was born May 22, 1816 in Clarke Co., Georgia, and died July 22, 1853 in Anderson Co., Texas.

 

Notes for ROBERT FOSTER FREEMAN:

The middle name could be Frost.

       

Children of NANCY WILLINGHAM and ROBERT FREEMAN are:

                   i.    FRANCIS MARION7 FREEMAN, b. November 20, 1837, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama; d. April 16, 1905, Anderson Co., Texas; m. RACHEL CAROLINE RICHARDSON; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    JOHN WILLINGHAM FREEMAN, b. September 08, 1841, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama; d. December 26, 1864, During Civil War.

 

 

50.  ROANNA6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)270 was born December 01, 1820 in Georgia271,272, and died June 23, 1888 in Anderson Co., Texas273.  She married GEORGE A. ROBERTSON274 December 03, 1838 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama275.  He was born January 25, 1813 in Georgia276, and died January 11, 1894 in Anderson Co., Texas277.

 

Notes for ROANNA WILLINGHAM:

We find George and Roanna listed in the index for Old Bethel Cemetery of the Old Bethel Church.  It was visited by Janie Healer Davis for verification.

 

The inscription for Roanna's marker:

"Such was her end a calm release

          No clinging to this mortal clod

          Closed her eyes and stood in peace

          Before a smiling God"

 

 

Notes for GEORGE A. ROBERTSON:

George and Roanna moved to Anderson Co., Texas about 1851.  They had 4 children.

from posting by "DDCMMG" (DCCMMG@aol.com)  on WILLINGHAM-L at Rootsweb

dated 09-15-2000.

 

We find George and Roanna listed in the index for Old Bethel Cemetery of the Old Bethel Church.  It was visited by Janie Healer Davis for verification. 

 

Inscription for George's marker:

"In Memory of our Beloved Grandparents

          Remember friends as you pass by that all mankind are born to die.

          Then let your cares on Christ be cast .That you may dwell with him

          at last"

 

Marriage Notes for ROANNA WILLINGHAM and GEORGE ROBERTSON:

Name:    George A. Robertson

Spouse:    Roann Willingham

Marriage Date:    03 Dec 1838

County:    Tuscaloosa 

State:    Alabama 

 

       

Children of ROANNA WILLINGHAM and GEORGE ROBERTSON are:

101.            i.    MARY ANN7 ROBERTSON, b. June 03, 1844; d. March 24, 1880, Anderson Co., Texas.

                  ii.    FRANCIS LAFAYETTE ROBERTSON, b. 1843, Alabama; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for FRANCIS LAFAYETTE ROBERTSON:

Research of Janie Healer Davis cites that Francis Lafayette Robertson was among the missing in the Civil War; his service record at that time was with the Texas Cavalry.

 

More About FRANCIS LAFAYETTE ROBERTSON:

Military service: Texas Cavalry in Civil War

 

                 iii.    HENRY H. ROBERTSON, d. Unknown.

 

More About HENRY H. ROBERTSON:

Military service: Texas cavalry in Civil War

 

                 iv.    JOHN A. ROBERTSON, d. Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN A. ROBERTSON:

Texas cavalry in Civil War

 

 

51.  SUSANNA FRANCES6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)278 was born December 20, 1826 in Alabama279, and died Unknown.  She married COLUMBUS W. SLAUGHTER279 November 20, 1848 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama280, son of EZEKIEL SLAUGHTER and NANCY PENDLETON.  He was born July 02, 1824 in Alabama281, and died Unknown.

       

Children of SUSANNA WILLINGHAM and COLUMBUS SLAUGHTER are:

                   i.    JOHN R.7 SLAUGHTER282, b. October 10, 1849, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    EZEKIEL M. SLAUGHTER282, b. May 22, 1851; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    WILLIAM T. SLAUGHTER282, b. May 25, 1855282; d. October 30, 1856282.

                 iv.    SARAH A. SLAUGHTER282, b. June 28, 1857282; d. September 05, 1858282.

                  v.    NANCY A. SLAUGHTER282, b. November 06, 1859; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    MARY S. SLAUGHTER282, b. July 15, 1861; d. Unknown.

 

 

52.  ELIZABETH6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)283 was born July 03, 1829 in Alabama284, and died March 18, 1903 in Scurry Co., Texas285.  She married (1) DANIEL RAYMOND COOK286,287 1846 in Alabama287.  He was born October 16, 1821 in South Carolina, and died September 02, 1881 in Anderson Co., Texas.  She married (2) BENJAMIN YOUNG288 February 09, 1890 in Anderson Co., Texas289.  He was born September 07, 1814 in Simpson Co., Kentucky289, and died August 15, 1898.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM:

Elizabeth and her family data was shared with me by Janie Healer Davis, descendant.

 

From Janie:

"Elizabeth lived with her daughter Susan Frances Cook Doan after the death of her second husband, Rev. Benjamin Young in 1898. The Doans (and Elizabeth) moved to West Texas, into the Pyron area in Scurry County, in the early 1900's from the Groesbeck area. They were listed on the 1900 Limestone County Census. Elizabeth died in1903. Hence, the reason Elizabeth Willingham Cook Young is buried at Pyron Cemetery in Scurry County, TX. The Doans later moved to Merkel in Taylor County, TX, where they raised their families."

 

More About ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Pyron Cemetery, Scurry Co., Texas289

 

Notes for DANIEL RAYMOND COOK:

1850 Tuscaloosa, AL Census (District 2, 12/3/1850) shows:

(found by Janie Healer Davis)

Daniel Cook, 27, 1822, SC, Male  

Elizabeth Cook , 21, 1828, AL,  Female  

John W Cook, 3, 1846, AL, Male  

Green B Cook, 1, 1848, AL, Male  

Elizabeth Cook, 70, 1779, SC, Female  

Sarah Cook, 30, 1819, SC, Female

 

 

Household: 1880 US Census, Precinct 5, Anderson, Texas, NA Film Number T9-1288

  Page Number   157A

 

 Daniel COOK   Self   M   Male   W   59   SC   Farmer   NC   SC

 Elizabeth COOK   Wife   M   Female   W   50   AL   Keeping House   GA GA

 Marian COOK   Son   S   Male   W   19   TX   At School   SC   AL

 Susan F. COOK   Dau   S   Female   W   13   TX      SC   AL

 Daniel F. COOK   Son   S   Male   W   11   TX      SC   AL

 Pink MARTIN   Other   S   Male   W   18   TX   Works On Farm   NOT KNOWN NOT KNOWN

 Isaiah HOLLY   Other   S   Male   W   15   TX   Works On Farm   GA   GA

 

The data on Daniel Cook and his descendants is courtesy of Janie Healer Davis. Beginning in 2003, Janie and her mother have traveled throughout Texas meeting new-found relations in the Willingham and Cook lines of their family.  Janie has taken numerous photos of cemeteries, headstones, etc., to have birth/death dates of family found.  She and her mother enjoyed meeting their cousins, listening to their family stories, and learning about more descendants of Daniel Cook's Line

Janie also garnered many copies of marriage bonds/certificates/licenses. Through Janie's grassroots efforts, family photos have been found and shared, and new friendships formed.  It has been a wonderful testimony to the good and friendly people of Texas and the strength of family ties. - Katrina

 

The probate for Daniel Cook's estate is recorded in Anderson County, Texas, Volume L, page 81. (researched by Janie)

From Janie:

Notice in the Probate it says DANIEL COOK DIED NEAR HIS RESIDENCE IN ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. If, indeed, Daniel Cook was killed by a team of runaway horses, it would explain his death "near his residence". If he were actually sick, wouldn't he have died "at his residence"? Additionally, Daniel Cook left no will. A person of his financial stature (upon reading the entire probate), would have made provisions, which leads me to believe perhaps his death was untimely! This is the only piece of "evidence" we have to support those notions at this point. JHD (July, 2005)

 

More About DANIEL RAYMOND COOK:

Burial: Unknown, Old Bethel Cemetery, Anderson Co., Texas

 

Notes for BENJAMIN YOUNG:

I was going back through some of the stuff Charlene sent and found the sheet that listed Benjamin Young's burial place!  (I'm sorry, Charlene, I don't know how I missed it in the package when you sent it to me!) It's listed as an unnamed cemetery near Kirk (Limestone/McLennan Counties) about 5-1/2 miles from Mart, Texas.  It lists Elder Benjamin Young, b. 9/07/1814, d. 8/15/1898.  I'm currently in touch with two gentlemen who have postings on Ancestry.com about a Benjamin Young with the same birth and death dates.  His first wife (?) was Rebecca Blewett and they had seven children (according to one of the guys).  Now we know that Elizabeth wasn't out here in West Texas in 1903 because of Elder Benjamin Young's pastorate---he was dead and buried in Central Texas!...Janie Davis August 2003

 

More About BENJAMIN YOUNG:

Burial: Unknown, Near Kirk, Texas.

       

Children of ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM and DANIEL COOK are:

102.            i.    JOHN WILLINGHAM7 COOK, b. August 27, 1847, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; d. March 31, 1884, Anderson Co., Texas.

103.           ii.    ARTIST GREENBERRY COOK, b. August 1849, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; d. 1904, Anderson Co., Texas.

104.          iii.    JONAS DELEVAN COOK, b. February 03, 1851, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; d. February 20, 1936, Clarendon, Conley Co., Texas.

105.          iv.    NANCY ELIZABETH COOK, b. May 16, 1853; d. January 01, 1937, Anson, Jones Co., Texas.

                  v.    HOSEA MONROE COOK, b. December 26, 1855, Kickapoo, Anderson Co., Texas; d. April 03, 1911, Anderson Co., Texas; m. SARAH ELIZABETH BROWN290, October 02, 1876, Henderson Co., Texas291; b. May 30, 1857, Alanreed, Gray Co., Texas; d. July 29, 1924, Anderson Co., Texas.

 

Notes for HOSEA MONROE COOK:

From Janie Healer Davis...

********

Hosea Monroe and Sarah Elizabeth (Leara) Brown Cook had several children who did not survive this world. Several are buried at Old Bethel, yet Hosea and Leara are buried at Holly Springs near Montalba with some of their other children.

********

 

                 vi.    INFANT SON COOK292, b. November 09, 1859, Anderson Co., Texas; d. November 09, 1859, Anderson Co., Texas.

                vii.    JAMES MARION COOK, b. January 26, 1861, Kickapoo, Anderson Co., Texas; d. March 10, 1936, Frankston, Anderson Co., Texas; m. JULIA LEE RAMSEY, January 25, 1883, Anderson Co., Texas; b. October 06, 1864, Terrell Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

Marriage Notes for JAMES COOK and JULIA RAMSEY:

Info from Janie Healer Davis...

Married by G.B. Willingham. Marriage license recorded in Vol. 9, Page 256, Anderson County Marriage Records. Records show J.M. Cook, Jr. and J.L. Ramsey.

 

               viii.    SUSAN FRANCES COOK, b. November 09, 1866, Kickapoo, Anderson Co., Texas; d. September 03, 1951, Merkel, Taylor Co., Texas; m. JAMES DOAN293, November 08, 1883, Kickapoo, Anderson Co., Texas294; b. 1858; d. 1931.

 

More About SUSAN FRANCES COOK:

Burial: Unknown, Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor Co., Texas

 

More About JAMES DOAN:

Burial: Unknown, Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor Co., Texas

 

                  ix.    DANIEL FOSTER COOK295, b. November 16, 1868, Frankston, Anderson Co., Texas295; d. January 23, 1933, Palestine, Anderson Co., Texas296; m. WINNIE ANN SIMMONS, December 06, 1892, Elmwood Community, Anderson Co., Texas; b. February 17, 1873, Texas; d. Unknown.

 

 

53.  CALEB B.6 WILLINGHAM (REUBIN5, ISAAC4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)297 was born September 13, 1816 in Georgia, and died Aft. 1870.  He married MARY298.  She was born Abt. 1817, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for CALEB B. WILLINGHAM:

There were a few Caleb Willingham individuals, and it was a different Caleb than this one that married Mary A. Andrews in 1854.  That Caleb, b. abt 1825 was son of William Willingham b abt 1789.

 

This Caleb B. Willingham was son of Reuben Willingham and Martha "Patsy" Willingham Willingham.

 

It does appear that both of these two Caleb men were married to a Mary.

 

Does someone know where the following family was in 1860 and 1870?

 

31 Oct 1850 Fayette Co., AL census, 15 Div., page 59

68-68 C.B. Willingham 34 m b. Georgia Farmer 652

Mary 33 f AL

Reuben 14 m AL

Edward 10 m AL

Martha 7 f AL

Nancy 5 f AL

WILLIAM 3 m AL ******

Franklin 2 m AL

**********************

C. B. Willingham is Caleb B. Willingham b. 13 Sept 1816, the son of Reuben Willingham b. 14 March 1793 and

Martha [nee' Willingham] Willingham b. 10 Sept 1794.

 

Thanks, Katherine Woerner

       

Children of CALEB WILLINGHAM and MARY are:

                   i.    REUBEN7 WILLINGHAM298, b. Abt. 1836, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    EDWARD WILLINGHAM298, b. Abt. 1840, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    MARTHA WILLINGHAM298, b. Abt. 1843, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    NANCY WILLINGHAM298, b. Abt. 1845, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

                  v.    WILLIAM L. WILLINGHAM298, b. 1847, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WILLINGHAM299, b. 1848, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WILLINGHAM:

On the 1850 US Census, Division 15, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M432_5; Page: 59; Image: 311., listed as FRANKLIN WILLINGHAM, age 2.

 

 

54.  MARTHA A.6 GRIFFIN (MARTHA5 WILLINGHAM, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)300 was born 1826 in Georgia301, and died Aft. 1880.  She married (1) WILLIAM K. COLE301 Abt. 1850 in Fayette Co., Alabama301.  He was born 1828 in Alabama, and died Aft. 1860.  She married (2) JOHN GANDY301 September 11, 1866 in Noxubee Co., Mississippi301.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of MARTHA GRIFFIN and WILLIAM COLE are:

                   i.    BYARS7 COLE301, b. 1851, Alabama; d. May 1922, Pickens Co., Alabama.

                  ii.    TROY COLE301, b. 1853, Alabama; d. Aft. 1900.

                 iii.    JEFF COLE301, b. 1855, Mississippi; d. Aft. 1870.

                 iv.    FANNIE COLE301, b. 1858, Mississippi; d. Aft. 1870.

 

 

55.  WILLIAM6 GRIFFIN (MARTHA5 WILLINGHAM, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)301 was born August 1828 in Alabama, and died Aft. June 08, 1900 in Scott Co., Mississippi.  He married (1) SARAH CAROLINE FREEMAN Abt. 1851 in Fayette Co., Alabama.  She was born April 11, 1831 in Alabama, and died April 23, 1885 in Mississippi.  He married (2) CORNELIA A. BURGE October 30, 1888 in Scott Co., Mississippi.  She was born May 1844 in Florida, and died Aft. 1910.

 

Notes for CORNELIA A. BURGE:

Married William Griffin as Mrs. Cornelia A. Burge.

       

Children of WILLIAM GRIFFIN and SARAH FREEMAN are:

                   i.    CORNELIUS CHARLES7 GRIFFIN301, b. August 22, 1851, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama; d. January 31, 1939, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., Mississippi.

                  ii.    MARTHA SUSANNAH GRIFFIN301, b. February 1854, Alabama; d. Aft. 1930.

                 iii.    JOSEPH GRIFFIN301, b. 1857, Alabama; d. Aft. 1860.

                 iv.    JAMES TROY GRIFFIN301, b. June 08, 1859, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. April 15, 1934, Crichton, Mobile, Alabama.

                  v.    LULA E. GRIFFIN301, b. Abt. 1862, Alabama; d. September 18, 1925.

 

 

56.  REBECCA6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)302 was born October 08, 1825 in Georgia, and died January 30, 1860 in Fayette Co., Alabama.  She married SAMUEL BURWELL APPLING303,304,305 October 17, 1844 in Fayette Co., Al, son of JESSE APPLING and ELIZABETH LOYALL.  He was born October 24, 1823 in North River, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama306, and died April 16, 1901 in Walker Co., Alabama307.

 

Notes for SAMUEL BURWELL APPLING:

It appears that both wives of Samuel Burwell Appling were named Rebecca.

 

First wife, Rebecca Willingham, died in January of 1860.  They had seven children.

 

In December of the same year, Samuel married Rebecca Whitesides. They had five children, for a total of 12 known children of Samuel Burwell Appling.

 

 

On the 1860 US Census, (East. Div, Fayette Co., Ala, M653_9; Page: 361)

Samuel is widowed and has some of the Willingham family members living in the house, for after losing his wife in January, his father-in-law, Isaac Willingham died in February. 

 

The household in that 1860 census:

Samual Appling Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 32  1827 Alabama  Male  

Laurean e Appling Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 13  1846 Alabama  Female  

Susan M Appling Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 11  1848 Alabama  Female  

Viluo h Appling Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 9  1850 Alabama  Female  

Elizabeth M Appling Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 7  1852 Alabama  Female  

Isaac Appling Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 5  1854 Alabama  Male  

William Appling Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 3  1856 Alabama  Male  

Jesse T Appling Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 1  1858 Alabama  Male  

Laurey Willingham Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 55  1804 Georgia  Female  

Thos Willingham Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 19  1840 Alabama  Male  

Joseph Chansler Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 14  1845 Alabama  Male  

William Chansler Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 11  1848 Alabama  Male  

John Willingham Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 30  1829 Alabama  Male  

Simion W Willingham Eastern Division, Fayette, AL 19  1840 Alabama  Male 

 

 

On the 1880  US Census, (Fayette Co., Alabama, T9_0013, pg 483B)

Samuel is with his second wife Rebecca.

 

Household:

Samuel APPLING   Self   M   Male   W   56   AL   Farming   GA   GA 

 Rebecca APPLING   Wife   M   Female   W   44   NC   Keeps House   NC   NC 

 Mortimon APPLING   Son   S   Male   W   16   AL   Works On Farm   AL   AL 

 Montville APPLING   Son   S   Male   W   16   AL   Works On Farm   AL   AL 

 Lemuel APPLING   Son   S   Male   W   13   AL   Works On Farm   AL   AL 

 George APPLING   Son   S   Male   W   11   AL   Works On Farm   AL   AL 

 John APPLING   Son   S   Male   W   9   AL      AL   AL 

 

Son Jesse Appling, 21, and his wife Malisa/Melissa, 18, are living next door.

 

       

Children of REBECCA WILLINGHAM and SAMUEL APPLING are:

                   i.    LAURA A. E.7 APPLING308, b. October 12, 1845, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; d. March 07, 1915, Fayette Co., AL; m. JOHN T. BLAKENY308,309, March 11, 1869, Fayette Co., Alabama309; d. Unknown.

106.           ii.    SUSAN M. APPLING, b. November 12, 1847, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; d. January 01, 1923, Fayette Co., AL.

                 iii.    VILLIERS CATHERINE APPLING310, b. June 27, 1850, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; d. Aft. 1923, Fayette Co., AL; m. (1) JOHN TYLER DAVIS, May 21, 1873, Fayette Co., Alabama311; b. Abt. 1840, Fayette Co., Alabama; d. Aft. 1880; m. (2) JOHN E. KIRKLAND312, October 09, 1890, Fayette Co., Alabama313; d. Unknown.

 

Marriage Notes for VILLIERS APPLING and JOHN DAVIS:

Wedding performed in the home of the bride's father.

From Marriage Book 1: Brides (A-F), 392b, Fayette Co., Alabama.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~alfayett/Bk1Brides_AF.html

Found by Ron Griffin.

 

 

Marriage Notes for VILLIERS APPLING and JOHN KIRKLAND:

Listed as Mrs. Katie Davis.

 

                 iv.    LOUISA M. ELIZABETH APPLING314, b. April 26, 1852, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; d. Unknown, Fayette Co., AL; m. JOHN W. BAKER, November 20, 1870, Fayette Co., Al315; d. Unknown.

                  v.    ISAAC WILLINGHAM APPLING316, b. May 02, 1854, New Lexington, Fayette Co., AL; d. May 27, 1897, Fayette Co., AL.

                 vi.    WILLIAM FRANKLIN APPLING317, b. May 04, 1856, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; d. May 18, 1940, El Campo, Wharton Co., Texas.

                vii.    JESSE T. APPLING317,318, b. August 02, 1858, New Lexington, Fayette Co., AL; d. December 31, 1939, Fayette Co., AL; m. MELISSA MCCLURE319, Fayette Co., Alabama; b. Abt. 1862, Alabama; d. Unknown.

 

 

57.  VILLIERS6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)320 was born Abt. 1827 in Alabama, and died Bef. February 1873.  She married JAMES O. RICHARDS320 Bef. 1850.  He was born Abt. 1826 in Alabama, and died Aft. 1880.

 

Notes for JAMES O. RICHARDS:

On the 1870 US Census (Township 17, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M593_16; Page: 459; Image: 440) I found what I believe to be the family of J. O. Richards.   The 42-year-old female listed beneath J. O., age 45, does not read Villiers, and is a bit uncertain.  Looks like Bilarus.

 

Dwelling 55.

Richard(s),             J. O. 45, M W Farmer           AL

                Bilarus (?) 42 F W Keeping House AL

                William 17 M W   AL

                Sarah    15  F W    AL

                John          13  M W              AL

                Samuel  11  M W  AL

                James      9  M W  AL

                Beckey     7  F W  AL

                Ann              5  F W              AL

                Cora              2  M W             AL

(Note that Cora is listed as Male)

 

Next door in the previous dwelling is another Richard(s) family. I could not decipher the initlals of the head of household. Could be H or could be W. Middle initial is J.  He is 33 and 35-yr-old Margaret is listed below.

Also on this family's dwelling is a 39-yr-old Isaac Richard(s) and a 35-yr-old Sharlet listed beneath him. Two children are listed beneath these two entries with the four other children listed beneath the head of house and his wife.

kmpiper

       

Children of VILLIERS WILLINGHAM and JAMES RICHARDS are:

                   i.    ISAAC7 RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1850; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    LAURA RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1852; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    WILLIAM RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1853; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    SARAH RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1855; d. Unknown.

                  v.    JOHN C. RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1857; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    SAMUEL RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1858; d. Unknown.

                vii.    JAMES C. RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1861; d. Unknown.

               viii.    REBECCA RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1862; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    ANN RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1865; d. Unknown.

                   x.    CORA RICHARDS320, b. Abt. 1868; d. Unknown.

 

 

58.  JOHN GRIFFIN6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)321 was born January 17, 1830 in Alabama322, and died October 16, 1894 in Fayette Co., Alabama.  He married SARAH CATHERINE JOHNSON322,323.  She was born August 27, 1842, and died January 28, 1905 in Fayette Co., Alabama.

 

Notes for JOHN GRIFFIN WILLINGHAM:

John G. Willingham was a Justice of the Peace and performed many marriages in Fayette Co., Alabama

 

 

More About JOHN GRIFFIN WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Willingham Family Grave Yard

 

More About SARAH CATHERINE JOHNSON:

Burial: Unknown, Willingham Family Grave Yard

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and SARAH JOHNSON are:

107.            i.    VIRGINIA7 WILLINGHAM, b. October 26, 1867; d. Unknown.

108.           ii.    GEORGIA ELLA WILLINGHAM, b. October 29, 1869; d. Unknown.

109.          iii.    ALABAMA WILLINGHAM, b. 1873, Alabama; d. Bef. 1943.

                 iv.    ZABOR WILLINGHAM324,325, b. August 15, 1873, New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama326; d. 1940; m. IDA DELLA PENION326,327; b. 1876328; d. 1941.

 

Notes for ZABOR WILLINGHAM:

From family records, Major was the given name for Major Zabor Willingham, not a military rank.

 

Major Zabor and his wife Ida had nine children per the information from Jody Willingham.

 

110.           v.    WILLIAM ZELAR WILLINGHAM, b. August 15, 1873, New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama; d. December 06, 1959, Cordova, Walker Co., Alabama.

                 vi.    TEXAS ANN WILLINGHAM328, b. August 31, 1877; d. Unknown; m. HARRY SIMON WALKER328; b. October 23, 1876; d. Unknown.

 

 

59.  ELIJAH6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, WILLIAM4, ISAAC3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1832 in Alabama, and died Abt. 1888 in Yalobusha Co., Mississippi.  He married MARY E. POE.  She was born January 05, 1829, and died November 22, 1910 in Panola Co., Mississippi.

       

Child of ELIJAH WILLINGHAM and MARY POE is:

111.            i.    LAURA J.7 WILLINGHAM, b. September 17, 1876, Panola Co., Mississippi; d. May 22, 1959, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.

 

 

60.  AMOS6 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS5, HENRY JESSE4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)329,330,331,332,333 was born January 04, 1810 in Georgia334, and died May 05, 1901 in Upshur Co., Texas.  He married (1) JANE BELLE HANEY335,336,337,338 December 26, 1832 in Newton Co., Georgia339.  She was born April 22, 1811 in Georgia340, and died November 22, 1879 in Upshur Co., Texas.  He married (2) LUCRETIA KENEMORE341 April 14, 1881 in Upshur Co., Texas342.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for AMOS WILLINGHAM:

There is a family group sheet posted to the Upshur Co., Texas, page on the Texas GenWeb site.

http://txgenes.com/TxUpshur/art/FGS/FamilyGroupSheetWillinghamAmos.html

 

The data was submitted by Joyce Willingham, is free for use, but cannot be used commercially or charged for use.

 

Sources: Bible of Amos Jackson and Ann Elizabeth Willingham, tombstones, courthouse records

       

Children of AMOS WILLINGHAM and JANE HANEY are:

                   i.    JESSE CLEVELAND7 WILLINGHAM, b. December 30, 1833, Newton Co., Georgia; d. November 02, 1861, Civil War.

                  ii.    GEORGE HANEY WILLINGHAM343,344,345, b. May 27, 1836, Newton Co., Georgia; d. August 04, 1863.

 

Notes for GEORGE HANEY WILLINGHAM:

1880 Long Marsh, Clarke Co., VA census for George Willingham      

       # Willingham, George 34 (must be error, he is 44) VA VA VA b. 1836 m. 1858 [Father of John Wesley.]

       , Mary 44 VA VA VA b. 1836

       , John W. 20 VA VA VA b. 1860 [John Wesley, gggrand father of Debbie]

       , George F. 17 VA VA VA b. 1863 [m. Virginia E. is 1910 in Stonewall, Frederick, VA, dau Julia M. b. 1905]

       , James E. 13 VA VA VA b. 1867

 

                 iii.    MARY ANN WILLINGHAM346,347, b. March 29, 1839, Randolph Co., Alabama; d. Abt. 1877; m. JAMES ROBERT READ, 1868, Upshur Co., Texas; d. Unknown.

112.          iv.    AMOS JACKSON WILLINGHAM, b. December 14, 1841, Randolph Co., Alabama; d. July 10, 1924, Upshur Co., Texas.

                  v.    REBECCA JANE WILLINGHAM348, b. January 22, 1845, Randolph Co., Alabama; d. April 21, 1900, Upshur Co., Texas; m. FRANCIS MARION SATTERWHITE349, Abt. 1867; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for REBECCA JANE WILLINGHAM:

On the 1860 census, the female child fitting this age was listed as Rebecca. On the 1850 census, the female child listed as age 7 was Jane R. Willingham.

Perhaps the full name was Rebecca Jane or Jane Rebecca Willingham.

 

 

                 vi.    LOUISA J. WILLINGHAM350,351,352, b. November 08, 1847, Randolph Co., Alabama; d. Abt. 1877, Wood Co., Texas; m. JOHN HAGUE SNOW, Abt. 1868; d. Unknown.

113.         vii.    JOHN WESLEY WILLINGHAM, b. October 30, 1850, Randolph Co., Alabama; d. Bet. 1894 - 1900.

               viii.    NANCY M. WILLINGHAM353,354, b. August 25, 1852, Randolph Co., Alabama; d. December 20, 1871, Upshur Co., Texas.

114.           ix.    JOSEPHUS NEWTON WILLINGHAM, b. May 14, 1856, Upshur Co., Texas; d. July 12, 1930, Upshur Co., Texas.

 

 

61.  HUMPHRIES6 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS5, HENRY JESSE4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)355 was born 1811 in Georgia, and died Unknown.  He married HANNAH JOHNSTON October 26, 1835 in Newton Co., Georgia356.  She was born Bet. 1816 - 1817 in South Carolina357, and died Unknown.

       

Child of HUMPHRIES WILLINGHAM and HANNAH JOHNSTON is:

                   i.    JANE7 WILLINGHAM357, b. Bet. 1836 - 1837, Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

 

62.  HARVEY6 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS5, HENRY JESSE4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)358 was born 1813 in Georgia, and died Unknown.  He married MARY HARDMAN359 September 11, 1832 in Butts Co., Georgia360.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for HARVEY WILLINGHAM:

On the 1850 US Census, Beat 2, Randolph, Alabama; Roll: M432_14; Page: 292, Harvey is living next door to his brother Amos and family.

 

       

Children of HARVEY WILLINGHAM and MARY HARDMAN are:

                   i.    ALFRED7 WILLINGHAM361, b. Abt. 1833, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ALBAN WILLINGHAM362, b. Abt. 1836, Georgia; d. Unknown; m. MAHALA WATSON; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JAMES HENRY WILLINGHAM363, b. September 22, 1839, Georgia364; d. August 16, 1909, Alabama; m. JULIA ANN MISSOURI OVERTON; b. April 24, 1849, Georgia365; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for JAMES HENRY WILLINGHAM:

American Civil War Soldiers

about James Willingham

Name: James Willingham ,  

Side Served: Confederacy 

State Served: Alabama 

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.

Enlisted in Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment Alabama.

Surrendered Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment Alabama on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox, VA.

 

The Forty-seventh regiment was organized at Loachapoka, May 22,

1862.

 

Later, in June, the regiment arrived in Virginia and was

brigaded, under General Taliaferro, with the Forty-eighth

Alabama and several Virginia regiments. It was in Stonewall

Jackson's "own division. "

The regiment received its "baptism of fire" at Cedar Run,

August 9th, where Captain Menefee was killed, and nearly one-

half of the effective force of the regiment wounded more or

less severely, 12 being killed outright.

Source Information:

Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Regiments [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works. Copyright 1997-2000

Historical Data Systems, Inc.

PO Box 35

Duxbury, MA 023.

 

Found at: http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/47gmstr.html  a history of the roster of Co. G., 47th Infantry.

WELLINGHAM [WILLINGHAM?], David C. (paroled, Appomattox || Burton)

WELLINGHAM [WILLINGHAM?], James Henry (burial: Bolton Cemetery, Franklin Co., AL)

WILLINGHAM, Thomas J. (KIA, 9 Aug 62 || Burton)

WILLINGHAM, W. H. (paroled, Appomattox || Burton)

 

 

 

MILITARY: "FRANKLIN COUNTY, ALABAMA HERITAGE BOOK", Lawrence County Archives; Moulton, Alabama

Enlisted at Loachapoka, Alabama, as a Private, Company G, 47th Alabama Infantry. HIs brothers, Thomas & David Willingham, and his Uncle, Bennett Hardman, also enlisted at the same time. This Infantry was assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia. Their first action came in the Battle of Cedar Run on August 9, 1862. His brother, Thomas, was killed in this battle. This unit was also in the capture of Manasses Junction, the second Battle of Manasses, Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and the Battle of Gettysburg. This unit also fought in the Battle of Chickamauga, marched to Chatanooga, Lookout Mountain, Concord Station, and Missionary Ridge, Tennessee. In March, 1864, the unit returned to Virginia. James lost his right index finger during the Battle of the Wilderness , May 6, 1864. He fought at Spotsylvania Courthouse, and the 47th Alabama Infantry was rear guard for General Robert E. Lee's army until he surrendered at Appomattox. Of 82 men who enlisted in Company G, only 16 were paroled at Appomattox.

Family Legend was that he made shoes during the war. This was explained by the fact that General Longstreet's troops were desperate for shoes and clothes. He went among his troops and found tanners and cobblers and established a shoe factory.

James Henry files for a Confederate Pension in 1887 in Jefferson County, Alabama, and renewed his pension there until 1896, when he filed in Colbert County, Alabama. He drew a pension in 1906, 1907, & 1908 in Clark County, Arkansas. He died in 1909 in Franklin County, Alabama.

 

More About JAMES HENRY WILLINGHAM:

Burial: August 1909, Bolton Cemetery, Franklin Co., Alabama

 

Notes for JULIA ANN MISSOURI OVERTON:

On the 1850 US Census, District 29, Fayette, Georgia; Roll: M432_69; Page: 27; Image: 58., Jacob Overton, male, 28, farmer, is listed with Eliza, 29, female, and four named children, and one female listed as Infancy age 1.  I believe this last child to be Julia.

 

 

                 iv.    THOMAS J. WILLINGHAM366, b. Abt. 1841, Georgia; d. Unknown; m. SOPHRENIA ANN OVERTON367; b. November 05, 1844, Georgia368; d. Unknown.

                  v.    DAVID WILLINGHAM369, b. Abt. 1846, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. CLARKY ANN REBECCA RAY; d. Unknown.

 

 

63.  MARY6 WILLINGHAM (THOMAS5, HENRY JESSE4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 28, 1820 in Morgan Co., Georgia, and died July 20, 1904.  She married ELISHA RAY February 07, 1839 in Newton Co., Georgia370.  He was born Abt. 1818, and died Abt. 1865.

 

Notes for MARY WILLINGHAM:

Please note - These careful research notes are from the database authored by Larry Gatlin through RootsWeb World Connect. It is titled, "The Willinghams -- 9-16-03" 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2667810&id=I460

 

 

"An early family researcher of Mary Willingham Ray's line states that she is the daughter of Wm. Willingham and his wife Catherine Ann Unknown. This family probably lived in Carroll Co. GA originally but moved on to Benton Co.(later Calhoun Co),AL,by the 1850 census. In the 1850 census, two Mary Willinghams appear: one Mary ,age 33, is in the home of Wm. and Catherine Willingham in Benton Co., AL. The other Mary ,age 27, appears in the home of Elisha Ray in Campbell Co., GA, later Carroll Co. The latter Mary is Elisha's wife.

 

In the 1860 census for Carroll Co., Ga, Rebecca Willingham ,age 77, is living with Elisha and Mary Willingham Ray and their children. She appears to be the widow of Thomas Willingham of Randolph Co., AL. In the 1850 census of Randolph Co., she is age 68. We know that Thomas Willingham married Rebecca Humphries, daughter of Joseph Humphries and Rebeckah Phelps. Hence, we assume Rebecca Humphries Willingham to be the mother of Mary Willingham Ray since she is residing with Elisha and Mary.

 

A further bit of corrobating evidence may be the names of children: Clarkey Ann Rebecca b.1846 may be named after her grandmother, Rebecca Humphries Willingham. Her youngest brother is Elisha Thomas b. 1866 who could be named after his dad as well as his grandfather, Thomas Willingham. The name recurs: The eldest son of James Marion

Ray b. 1839 is also Elisha Thomas, only two years younger than his uncle of the same name.

 

There is no evidence that Mary Willingham, daughter of Wm. and Catherine Ann Willingham of Calhoun Co., AL, ever married. Certainly acc. to the 1880 census, four of her sisters were spinsters."  

END.

 

       

Children of MARY WILLINGHAM and ELISHA RAY are:

115.            i.    JAMES MARION7 RAY, b. Bet. 1839 - 1840, Carroll Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    FRANCIS CICERO RAY371, b. 1841, Carroll Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    MATILDA JANE RAY371, b. November 21, 1843, Carroll Co., Georgia; d. May 18, 1913.

                 iv.    CLARKEY ANN REBECCA RAY371, b. October 1845, Carroll Co., Georgia; d. 1940.

                  v.    JOSEPH WINFIELD RAY371, b. Bet. 1848 - 1852, Carroll Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    WILLIAM JACKSON RAY371, b. 1852, Carroll Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

                vii.    MALISSA PERMELIA RAY371, b. November 09, 1855, Carrolton, Carroll Col., Georgia; d. Unknown.

               viii.    LUGENIA CORNELIA RAY371, b. 1860; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    ELISHA THOMAS RAY371, b. 1866, Carroll Co., Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

 

64.  RALEIGH SANDERS6 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM BROOKS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)372 was born Abt. 1795 in Columbia Co., Georgia, and died April 10, 1872 in Loganville, Walton Co., Georgia.  He married (1) LUCRETIA MOON Abt. 1815.  She was born in Solumbia Co., Georgia, and died Abt. 1843 in Walton Co., Georgia.  He married (2) RACHEL DANIEL373 July 25, 1844 in Walton Co., Georgia374.  She died Unknown.  He married (3) NANCY RICHARDSON375 Bef. 1850.  She was born Abt. 1816, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for RALEIGH SANDERS WILLINGHAM:

I have not found documents myself as to the name of the wife of Raleigh S. Willingham. 

 

Notes for LUCRETIA MOON:

From the posting and research of Karen Dale on her database

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gamoons&id=I623

 

 

Jesse Moon in a Deed names his daughter Lucretia Moon as the lawful wife of R. S. Willingham....

 

Walton Co. GA Deeds, Book Q, 1847-1851

p. 265

 

Know all men by these presents that for natural love and affection which I bear to MY DAUGHTER LUCRETIA MOON, but THE L AWFUL WIFE OF R.S. WILLINGHAM, I now grant and convey to him and his children a certain negro woman Julia abot. 28 year s of age and her daughter Fellis about 8 to the youngest child of R.S. Willingham named Frances [Rachel Daniel's daugh ter] to have and hold...

Jesse [X] Moon

Thomas B. Moon

John Griffin Recorded 1 Jul 1853

 

       

Children of RALEIGH WILLINGHAM and LUCRETIA MOON are:

116.            i.    JESSE M.7 WILLINGHAM, b. 1818; d. 1858.

                  ii.    ELIJAH M. WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. 1823 - 1824, Georgia; d. Unknown, Caswell, Tennessee.

117.          iii.    PENELOPE CASH WILLINGHAM, b. 1825; d. 1860.

                 iv.    MARY POLLY WILLINGHAM, b. Bet. 1826 - 1827, Georgia; d. Unknown; m. LEWIS S. MOON; d. Unknown.

118.           v.    WILLIAM BROOKS WILLINGHAM, b. 1830, Walton Co., Georgia; d. December 13, 1862, Bristol Co., Virginia.

                 vi.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM376, b. July 11, 1835, Georgia; d. Unknown; m. JOHN THOMAS, October 31, 1852, Walton Co., Georgia377; b. Bet. 1830 - 1831, Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

       

Child of RALEIGH WILLINGHAM and RACHEL DANIEL is:

                vii.    FRANCES M. A.7 WILLINGHAM378, b. May 15, 1845, Walton Co., Georgia; d. January 19, 1928, Rockdale Co., Georgia; m. JOHN M. GRIFFIN379, November 24, 1870, Walton Co., Georgia380; b. Abt. 1842; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for FRANCES M. A. WILLINGHAM:

The text below in quotes is found on the database "Columbia > Walton Co., GA Moons/Willinghams" by Karen Dale 

 

 

Text from Karen Dale

"Jesse Moon Sr. gave a slave to Frances before his departure for Alabama. It is this document that gives the name Lucret ia Moon as one of Raleigh's wives, but dates make clear that Frances was the daughter of Raleigh and Rachel Daniel.

 

Walton Co. GA Deeds, Book Q, 1847-1851

p. 265

 

Know all men by these presents that for natural love and affection which I bear to MY DAUGHTER LUCRETIA MOON, but THE L AWFUL WIFE OF R.S. WILLINGHAM, I now grant and convey to him and his children a certain negro woman Julia abot. 28 year s of age and her daughter Fellis about 8 to the youngest child of R.S. Willingham named Frances [Rachel Daniel's daugh ter] to have and hold...

Jesse [X] Moon

Thomas B. Moon

John Griffin Recorded 1 Jul 1853"

*END

 

 

65.  LUCRETIA6 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM BROOKS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)381,382 was born 1803 in Georgia, and died 1881 in Walton Co., Georgia.  She married ENOCH NEEDHAM Bet. 1825 - 1826.  He was born Abt. 1798 in North Carolina, and died Unknown in Angelina Co., Texas.

 

Notes for LUCRETIA WILLINGHAM:

From the transcription of the Corinth Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Walton Co., Georgia:

 

NEEDHAM, Leucritia Willingham

        1803--1881

        Wife of Enoch NEEDHAM--Enoch buried in Angelina Co., TX

        Children: William, Charles, Kyle Grundy, Samuel, Mary Elizabeth ATHA, & Rollie

 

 

More About LUCRETIA WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Corinth Memorial Gardens, Walton Co., Georgia

       

Children of LUCRETIA WILLINGHAM and ENOCH NEEDHAM are:

                   i.    ROLLIE7 NEEDHAM383,384, b. December 10, 1835, Walton Co., Georgia; d. 1920, Walton Co., Georgia.

 

Notes for ROLLIE NEEDHAM:

Through the Walton Co., Georgia, database through Rootsweb, a list of Walton Co. deaths....

NEEDHAM, Rollie--born 10 DEC 1835--died 1920; Parents:  Enoch & Leucritia Willingham NEEDHAM

 

                  ii.    WILLIAM NEEDHAM, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    CHARLES NEEDHAM385, b. Abt. 1827, Georgia; d. Unknown.

119.          iv.    KYLE GRUNDY NEEDHAM, b. Bet. 1829 - 1830, Georgia; d. 1884, Montgomery Co., Texas.

                  v.    SAMUEL NEEDHAM386, b. Abt. 1834, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    MARY ELIZABETH NEEDHAM387, b. December 23, 1833; d. October 25, 1909, Walton Co., Georgia.

 

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH NEEDHAM:

The cemetery transcription of the Corinth Memorial Gardens in Walton Co., Georgia,  listed Mary Elizabeth's birth in 1833.  The 1850 US Census, Division 88, Walton, Georgia; Roll: M432_86; Page: 37; Image: 77. gave her age as 15 that year.

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66.  MARY L.6 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM BROOKS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)388 was born 1808 in Columbia Co., Georgia, and died Unknown.  She married ELISHA B. BURNHAM389 May 29, 1829 in Walton Co., Georgia390,391.  He was born Bet. 1800 - 1801 in Connecticutt, and died Unknown.

 

More About ELISHA B. BURNHAM:

Census: 1850, Division 11, Carroll, Georgia; Roll: M432_63; Page: 9; Image: 19

       

Children of MARY WILLINGHAM and ELISHA BURNHAM are:

                   i.    WAREHAM7 BURNHAM392,393, b. Abt. 1830, Georgia; d. 1891; m. MARY E. N. HENDON, January 05, 1865, Clayton Co., Georgia394; b. Bet. 1846 - 1847; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for WAREHAM BURNHAM:

In a September 11, 1881 issue of "Theh Atlanta Constitution" (Atlanta, Georgia), a Legal Notice from Fulton County, Georgia, addressing the Commissioners of Roads and Revenues of said county and state discussed a petition signed by citizens of old Blackhall district asking to sustain the new district laid out by the ordinary of said county known as number 1332.  The plea continued.

Some of those who signed the petition were of the Burnham family including "Wareham Burnham."

 

 

 

                  ii.    NEEDHAM BURNHAM395, b. Abt. 1833, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JULIA BURNHAM395, b. Abt. 1834, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    AMY BURNHAM395, b. Abt. 1838, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  v.    MARTHA BURNHAM395, b. Abt. 1839, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    KYLE W. BURNHAM395, b. Abt. 1836, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                vii.    ANDREW BURNHAM395, b. Abt. 1841, Georgia; d. Unknown.

               viii.    RACHAEL BURNHAM395, b. Abt. 1843, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    ELISHA BURNHAM395, b. Abt. 1847, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                   x.    DANIEL BURNHAM396, b. Abt. 1851, Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

 

67.  JOHN KYLE6 WILLINGHAM (WILLIAM BROOKS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)397 was born 1815 in Walton Co., Georgia, and died 1887 in Jonesboro, Clayton Co., Georgia.  He married CAROLINE NICHOLS398 January 09, 1839 in Walton Co., Georgia399,400.  She was born Abt. 1822, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN KYLE WILLINGHAM:

This John Kyle Willingham, b 1815, wa a Private in the Confederate States Army. He died in 1887 and is buried in th the U.S. Veterans Cemetery - Ami Cemetery - in Menlo, Georgia

 

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and CAROLINE NICHOLS are:

                   i.    MARY ANN7 WILLINGHAM, b. November 1840, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    S. ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1842; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    AMEY WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1844; d. Unknown; m. GEORGE STRICKLAND; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    PENELOPE M. WILLINGHAM, b. 1848; d. Unknown.

 

 

68.  BROOKS MOON6 WILLINGHAM (CASHWELL5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)401,402 was born February 09, 1814 in Georgia, and died Unknown.  He married MARY ELLEN AUSTIN403,404 May 08, 1834 in Walton Co., Georgia405.  She was born Abt. 1816 in Georgia406, and died 1889.

       

Children of BROOKS WILLINGHAM and MARY AUSTIN are:

                   i.    CASHWELL AUGUSTUS7 WILLINGHAM, b. May 20, 1835; d. Unknown.

120.           ii.    JOHN AUSTIN WILLINGHAM, b. May 10, 1839, Cedartown, Polk Co., Georgia; d. August 24, 1900, Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas.

                 iii.    ISAAC V. WILLINGHAM407, b. Abt. 1837, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    THOMAS B. WILLINGHAM408, b. Abt. 1846, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                  v.    WILSON W. WILLINGHAM409, b. Abt. 1848, Georgia; d. Unknown.

 

 

69.  ISAAC COLUMBUS6 WILLINGHAM (CASHWELL5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)410 was born 1826 in Walton Co., Georgia411, and died March 10, 1887 in Colbert Co., Alabama411.  He married (1) PENELOPE CASH WILLINGHAM411 November 24, 1844 in Walton Co., Georgia412,413, daughter of RALEIGH WILLINGHAM and LUCRETIA MOON.  She was born 1825, and died 1860.  He married (2) ANNIE ELIZABETH OLIVE414 December 02, 1869 in Tuscumbia, Colbert Co., Georgia.  She was born Abt. 1848 in Alabama, and died Unknown.

       

Children of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and PENELOPE WILLINGHAM are:

                   i.    MARTHA LOU7 WILLINGHAM415, b. 1845, Walton Co., Georgia416; d. 1863416; m. JOHN KEENUM417, 1859418; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    WILLIAM THOMAS WILLINGHAM419, b. 1849, Walton Co., Georgia420; d. January 29, 1935420; m. FANNIE VIRGINIA HICKS421; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    WARREN BROOKS WILLINGHAM422, b. 1851, Georgia; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    CASH MARION WILLINGHAM423, b. March 13, 1853, Georgia424; d. December 04, 1925, Alabama; m. LUCINDA SUE SHIPP; d. Unknown.

                  v.    SUSAN MARGARET WILLINGHAM425, b. 1858, Walton Co., Georgia426; d. 1929, Birmingham, Alabama426; m. WILLIAM THOMAS CANTRELL427, 1872428; d. Unknown.

 

       

Children of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and ANNIE OLIVE are:

                 vi.    MOLLIE L.7 WILLINGHAM429, b. Abt. 1871, Alabama; d. Unknown.

                vii.    VIRGINIA L. WILLINGHAM429, b. Abt. 1872, Alabama; d. Unknown.

               viii.    WILLIAM COLUMBUS WILLINGHAM430, b. Abt. 1873, Colbert Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for WILLIAM COLUMBUS WILLINGHAM:

Isaac could be Isaac Columbus Willingham, Jr.

 

 

                  ix.    JULIA AUTREY WILLINGHAM431,432, b. March 01, 1876, Colbert Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

121.            x.    JOSEPH MONROE WILLINGHAM, b. January 01, 1880, Colbert Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

                  xi.    EDWARD RAND WILLINGHAM433, b. February 07, 1884, Colbert Co., Alabama; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for EDWARD RAND WILLINGHAM:

Edward R. Willingham registered for the WWI draft in Lauderdale County, Alabama.

he listed his birthdate as Feb 7, 1884. He was working as a carpenter for the W.C.K. co. in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

He listed his nearest relative as Mrs. Ida Willingham.

       At the time of his registration, he listed that his right arm and right leg were broken.

       He was described as tall, slender build, with gray eyes and dark hair.

       Processed through draft board O Sept 12, 1918.

 

 

                 xii.    HUGH FINLEY WILLINGHAM433, b. September 1885, Colbert Co., Alabama; d. October 1885.

 

 

70.  JOSHUA WILLINGHAM6 BUTT (PEACE5 WILLINGHAM, ABNER4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1)434 was born Abt. 1824 in Warren Co., Georgia, and died Abt. 1879 in Augusta, Georgia.  He married PAMELA ROBERTSON BOGGS.  She died Unknown.

       

Child of JOSHUA BUTT and PAMELA BOGGS is:

                   i.    ARCHIBALD WILLINGHAM7 BUTT435, b. September 26, 1865, Augusta, Georgia; d. April 19, 1912, Off Nova Scotia436.

 

Notes for ARCHIBALD WILLINGHAM BUTT:

"synopsis on Archibald W. Butt" for the book "Both Sides of the Shield."

 

An influential military aide to President William Howard Taft and President Theodore Roosevelt, Archibald Butt is one of the most highly praised passenger-heroes of the Titanic tragedy. He ensured the safety and eventual rescue of countless people, but was himself lost as one of the victims of that disaster. Both Sides of the Shield begins: Mr. Palmer: You will start for the South tomorrow and write a series of letters on the educational and social conditions existing in that section. Avoid the cities and beaten tracks and let your pictures be drawn from life. This will be an order on the business office for what money you may need.

 

 

71.  HIRAM C.6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)437 was born 1832 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.  He married HARRIETT E. SPRAY.  She died Unknown.

       

Child of HIRAM WILLINGHAM and HARRIETT SPRAY is:

122.            i.    HIRAM LEE7 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1864, Kentucky; d. June 29, 1934, Kentucky.

 

 

72.  JARRETT6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN W.5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)438,439 was born 1803 in Tennessee, and died Bet. September 1857 - 1858 in Kentucky.  He married MASON FREELS439 April 15, 1821 in Daviess Co., Kentucky440.  She was born March 18, 1803 in Georgia, and died Aft. 1870.

 

Notes for JARRETT WILLINGHAM:

From 1850 census Dist 1, Henderson Co., KY, M432+204, pg 296, family 389

389  WILLINGHAM     JARRETT   47   M    W    FARMER    TN

                MASON 47   F  W                                GA

                                MINERVA   21   F    W              KY

                THOMAS    18   M W         KY

                                LOUISA         15   F    W           KY

                ELIZA        11   F W              KY                 

                ELIZABETH   9    F    W      KY

                                GETTY          7    F    W           KY

 

Notes for MASON FREELS:

Page 107 of "Kentucky records of early wills & marriages" of Daviess Co, has her name spelled as Marian Friels and marriage date as Apr. 15 1821. It has her husband listed as James and again as Jarrett.

       

Children of JARRETT WILLINGHAM and MASON FREELS are:

123.            i.    JOHN C.7 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1822, Virginia; d. 1906, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

124.           ii.    MARY SOLESBURY WILLINGHAM, b. January 15, 1824, Kentucky; d. August 10, 1910, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

125.          iii.    RUSSELL WILLINGHAM, b. 1826, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880.

126.          iv.    MINERVA WILLINGHAM, b. 1829, Tennessee; d. Unknown.

127.           v.    THOMAS W. WILLINGHAM, b. 1832, Tennessee; d. July 12, 1882, Robertson Co., Texas.

128.          vi.    MARY LOUISA WILLINGHAM, b. March 26, 1835, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. March 23, 1918.

                vii.    ELIZA S. WILLINGHAM441, b. 1839, Tennessee442; d. Unknown; m. GEORGE W. BOTTOM, May 22, 1854, Henderson  Co., Kentucky443; d. Unknown.

               viii.    ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM444,445,446, b. 1841, Tennessee447; d. Unknown; m. GEORGE W. BOOK448,449, February 26, 1858, Henderson  Co., Kentucky450; b. Abt. 1837, Henderson Co., Kentucky451; d. Unknown.

129.           ix.    GARTENA WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1842, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

 

73.  THOMAS6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN W.5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)452 was born 1809, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLINGHAM:

From the 1850 US Census, Henderson Co., Kentucky, Dist 1, dwelling 315:

315  WILLINGHAM            THOMAS              41 M W  FARMER               KY

                                FRANCES             15 F W  KY

                                SARAH A             17 F W  KY

                                ELIJAH  12 M W  KY

                                     MARGARET 6 F             W  KY

Parents John and Frances are in dwelling 311. Brother James and family are in dwelling 313. Elijahh is in 317, and John  W. is in 318.

 

In the 1850 census, it was not enumerated as to marital status. I feel the three females and one male are Thomas' children, and that perhaps he is widowed at this time. However, the female listed immediately following Thomas is two years younger than the next listed female. Perhaps Thomas had re-married, and a very young bride. I have chosen to list 15-year-old Frances as a daughter.  Katrina Piper

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM are:

                   i.    FRANCES7 WILLINGHAM453, b. Abt. 1834, Kentucky; d. Unknown; m. JOHN COX, February 07, 1855, Henderson  Co., Kentucky454; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    SARAH A. WILLINGHAM455, b. Abt. 1833, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    ELIJAH WILLINGHAM456,457, b. Abt. 1837, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MARGARET WILLINGHAM458, b. Abt. 1843, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

 

74.  ELIJAH H.6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN W.5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)459,460 was born July 1810 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1900461.  He married FRANCES B. GALLOWAY462 January 26, 1832 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  She was born 1811 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, and died Bef. 1900463.

 

Notes for ELIJAH H. WILLINGHAM:

1850 US Census, Dist 1, Henderson Co., Kentucky, M432_204; Page: 296

Dwelling # 382, Family # 392

WILLINGHAM,   Elijah      39 M Farming, KY

                Frances  37 F         KY

                Betissa F.17 F       KY

                Eliza J.   15 F          KY

                James     13 M       KY

                Elijah C.  11  M      KY

                Jarrett     9  M       KY

                Sarah      4   F         KY         

Cont on next page                John       2  M        KY

 

In 1880 census Elijah was 69 yrs old and living with son John and his wife Mary Roxanne Gish.

 

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FROM 1860 CENSUS, HENDERSON CO., kentucky

195. Willkingham,   E.W  49   M    Farmer       KY

          Frances B  48 F KY

          Jarret Z  18   M  KY

          Sarah E   15   F KY

          John 12   M KY

          Nancy  S    9   F KY

          George W  4   M KY

          William T  1   M KY

 

More About ELIJAH H. WILLINGHAM:

Date born 2: July 1810, Henderson Co., Kentucky464

Census: August 30, 1850, District 1, Henderson, Kentucky; Roll: M432_204; Page: 296

 

More About FRANCES B. GALLOWAY:

Census: August 30, 1850, District 1, Henderson, Kentucky; Roll: M432_204; Page: 296

       

Children of ELIJAH WILLINGHAM and FRANCES GALLOWAY are:

                   i.    BETISSA FRANCIS7 WILLINGHAM465, b. 1833, Kentucky; d. 1857, drowned.

 

Notes for BETISSA FRANCIS WILLINGHAM:

In the book "Early births of Henderson, Co, Kentucky" it states that Amelia F. Willingham and Elijah Pirtle gave birth to William T. Pirtle, was her name Amelia or Betissa? On another birth record it has her listed as Frances and her husband listed as Elisha J. Pirtle.  Nancy Leeg Jankowski

 

130.           ii.    ELIZA JANE WILLINGHAM, b. January 25, 1834, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1880.

131.          iii.    JAMES A. WILLINGHAM, b. 1837, Kentucky; d. February 04, 1920, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

                 iv.    ELIJAH CLEATON WILLINGHAM466, b. May 03, 1839, Henderson Co.,  Kentucky; d. July 15, 1925, Henderson Co.,  Kentucky467.

 

Notes for ELIJAH CLEATON WILLINGHAM:

159. Willingham,E.C 21   M    Farmer              KY             Isabella 19   F                        KY             Richard    1   M KY

 

from 1860 CENSUS, HENDERSON CO., Kentucky

 

I have this family buried in two Cemetery's, I believe the name was changed, but their headstones are in Busby cem. on state 1299 near Busby Station in Henderson, Co., Kentucky.  Nancy Leeg Jankowski

 

More About ELIJAH CLEATON WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Robards Cem,  Henderson Co., Kentucky

 

                  v.    JARRETT ZACH WILLINGHAM468, b. November 08, 1842, Henderson. Kentucky469; d. May 05, 1911, Henderson. Kentucky470.

 

More About JARRETT ZACH WILLINGHAM:

Burial: May 07, 1911, Ferwood Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky470

 

                 vi.    SARAH ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM471, b. December 04, 1845, Kentucky; d. Unknown, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

                vii.    JOHN WILLINGHAM472,473, b. May 15, 1848, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. March 03, 1908, Henderson Co., Kentucky474; m. ROXIE ANN GISH475, April 16, 1868, Henderson  Co., Kentucky476; b. February 07, 1846477; d. May 03, 1935, Henderson Co., Kentucky478.

 

More About JOHN WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky

 

132.        viii.    NANCY SANNA WILLINGHAM, b. November 25, 1851, Hebbardsville, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. November 08, 1899, Paris, LaMar Co., Texas.

                  ix.    GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLINGHAM, b. 1856, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLINGHAM:

There is a record in Henderson Co., KY, of a marriage on 05-06-1876 for a George W. Willingham to Mary L. Mays.  As there were more than one Geoge W. Willingham men in the area, I did not enter the marriage for this George W.  

 

                   x.    WILLIAM T. WILLINGHAM479, b. July 1859, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. October 19, 1922, Henderson Co., Kentucky480; m. LOUISA481; b. 1858; d. October 25, 1920, Henderson Co., Kentucky482.

 

Notes for WILLIAM T. WILLINGHAM:

On 1880 census William T. has a Bro-in-law living with him named Aleck Reed and a niece, Emma Reed. 9 yrs old. I am not certain how they are connected. kmp 3-15-2004

 

1880 US Census, Hebbardsville, Henderson Co.,KY, T9-0419, pg 375a

William T. WILLINGHAM1   Self   M   Male   W   20   KY   Farmer   KY   KY

 Louisa WILLINGHAM   Wife   M   Female   W   22   KY   Keeping House   KY KY

 Aleck REED   BroL   S   Male   W   29   KY   Farmer   KY   KY

 Emma REED   Niece   S   Female   W   9   IL      KY   KY

 

 

Found W.T. on the 1900 Census, Kentucky, Henderson County, Roll 526 Book 2, Page 64, with wife Lou and father, E. H. living with him. kmp 3-05-2002

 

 

More About WILLIAM T. WILLINGHAM:

Burial: October 1922, Presbyterian Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky

 

More About LOUISA:

Burial: October 1920, Presbyterian Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky

 

 

75.  ELIAS6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN W.5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)483,484,485 was born January 06, 1817 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, and died Bef. 1870 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  He married AMELIA S. DAVIS486,487 January 06, 1840 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  She was born April 09, 1823 in Kentucky488, and died July 26, 1892 in Henderson Co., Kentucky489.

 

More About AMELIA S. DAVIS:

Burial: Unknown, Ridgewood Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky

       

Children of ELIAS WILLINGHAM and AMELIA DAVIS are:

                   i.    ROBERT C.7 WILLINGHAM490,491,492, b. November 13, 1840, Kentucky493; d. April 01, 1905, Kentucky494; m. (1) SARAH E.; b. February 11, 1846495; d. January 23, 1878, Henderson Co., Kentucky496; m. (2) SARAH A. WILSON, March 01, 1882, Henderson Co., Kentucky; b. October 22, 1844497; d. May 13, 1883, Henderson Co., Kentucky498.

 

Notes for ROBERT C. WILLINGHAM:

The Cemetery Transcription for Ridgewood Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky, identified two wives for  R. C. Willingham. One was Sarah A. and one was Sarah E., different birth/death dates. No maiden names shown.

 

Willingham, R. C. born Nov 13, 1840 died April 1, 1905

Willingham, Sarah A. Wife of R. C. Willingham born Oct 22, 1844 died May 13, 1883

Willingham, Sarah E. w/o R. C. Willingham born February 11, 1846 died January 23, 1878

 

 

More About ROBERT C. WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Ridgewood Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky

 

More About SARAH E.:

Burial: Unknown, Ridgewood Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky

 

More About SARAH A. WILSON:

Burial: Unknown, Ridgewood Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky

 

                  ii.    ARTHUR D. WILLINGHAM499, b. March 12, 1845, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    SARAH FRANCES WILLINGHAM500, b. June 02, 1847, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    HENRY T. WILLINGHAM500,501, b. 1849, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                  v.    ELIZABETH ANN WILLINGHAM502, b. 1851, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    H. TAYLOR WILLINGHAM503, b. 1852, Kentucky504; d. 1916, Kentucky504.

 

 

76.  JAMES HENDERSON6 WILLINGHAM (JOHN W.5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)505,506,507 was born February 06, 1823 in Henderson Co., Kentucky508, and died August 12, 1892 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  He married ELIZABETH C.509,510,511 October 05, 1842 in Henderson Co., Kentucky511.  She was born March 01, 1820 in Daviess Co., Kentucky, and died July 12, 1872 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.

 

Notes for JAMES HENDERSON WILLINGHAM:

From the 1850 US Census, Henderson Co., Kentucky, Dist. 1.

 

313  WILLINGHAM            JAMES H                 27         M W FARMER KY

                                ELIZABETH  30   F W  KY

                                JAMES M                5           M W  KY

                                FRANCES J  4       F W  KY

                                GEORGE M  2       M W  KY

        LONG                             MARTHA A  11   F W  KY

 

From this data, we find James as head of house, age 27, with Elizabeth, 30-year-old female and four minor children.  One of the children has a different surname - 11-year-old Martha Long. Seeing the age difference for Elizabeth and James, perhaps Martha is a step-daughter to James.

 

On the 1860 US Census, (Div 2,, Hebbardsbille,  Henderson Co., Kentucky, M653_373, pg 0)

James is head of house. On the last line of his household is a 23-year-old Elijah Willingham.  The enumberator's entry reads that James H. was Elijah's guardian.

 

James H Willingham

37    1822                Kentucky               Male      

Elizabeth C Willingham

41    1818                Kentucky               Female   

James M Willingham

15    1844                Kentucky               Male      

Frances J Willingham

14    1845                Kentucky               Female   

George M Willingham

12    1847                Kentucky               Male      

Lucinda C Willingham

9      1850                Kentucky               Female   

Sarah E Willingham

6      1853                Kentucky               Female   

John A Willingham

3      1856                Kentucky               Male      

Elijah Willingham

23    1836                Kentucky               Male      

 

       

 

More About ELIZABETH C.:

Burial: July 1872, Bethel Cemetery, Hebbardsville, Kentucky

       

Children of JAMES WILLINGHAM and ELIZABETH C. are:

133.            i.    JAMES MEREDITH7 WILLINGHAM, b. October 07, 1844, Kentucky; d. April 05, 1920, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

                  ii.    FRANCES JANE WILLINGHAM512,513, b. June 03, 1846, Kentucky; d. July 28, 1911, Arkansas; m. WILLIAM W. KERR514, September 03, 1863, Henderson  Co., Kentucky514; d. Unknown.

134.          iii.    GEORGE MADISON WILLINGHAM, b. June 1848, Kentucky; d. 1919, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.

                 iv.    LUCINDA C. WILLINGHAM515, b. Bet. 1850 - 1851, Kentucky; d. Unknown; m. T. W. PRIEST, December 30, 1869, Henderson Co., Kentucky516; d. Unknown.

                  v.    SARAH ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM517, b. July 15, 1853, Kentucky; d. January 17, 1889.

                 vi.    JOHN A. WILLINGHAM518, b. December 28, 1856, Kentucky; d. April 20, 1882.

 

 

77.  MILDRED A.6 WILLINGHAM (JARRETT5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died Unknown.  She married ALEXANDER MOSBY STRATTON.  He died Unknown.

       

Child of MILDRED WILLINGHAM and ALEXANDER STRATTON is:

                   i.    MONT7 STRATTON, b. 1861; d. Unknown.

 

 

78.  JARRETT6 WILLINGHAM (JARRETT5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)519 was born 1807 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1860 in Spring Hill, Kentucky.  He married TELITHA OWENS September 07, 1826 in Hickman Co. Kentucky.  She was born 1810 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1860.

 

Notes for JARRETT WILLINGHAM:

In the 1850 census of Henderson Co., Kentucky, it states that Jarrett was living with wife Tabitha and son Felix A. also a Eliza F. who was four years old. Could this be Jarrett & Tabitha child or Feliz's child? Felix was 23 years old on census.

 

328  WILLINGHAM     JARRETT   48   M    W    MILLER         KY TELITHA 43 F    W              KY

               FELIX  A       23   M    W              KY ELIZA F 4    F W              KY

       

Children of JARRETT WILLINGHAM and TELITHA OWENS are:

135.            i.    FELIX A.7 WILLINGHAM, b. 1827, Tennessee; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    MARGARETTE WILLINGHAM, b. 1845; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    ELIZA F. WILLINGHAM, b. 1846; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MARY M. WILLINGHAM, b. 1848; d. Unknown.

 

 

79.  THOMAS T.6 WILLINGHAM (JARRETT5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 25, 1816 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, and died May 09, 1883 in Carlisle Co. Kentucky-interred in Hickman Co. Kentucky.  He married SARAH (SALLY) REESE520 March 05, 1829 in Hickman Co. Kentucky, daughter of JAMES REESE and REBECCA.  She was born 1811 in Possibly Tennessee, and died 1883 in Carlisle, Kentucky.

       

Children of THOMAS WILLINGHAM and SARAH REESE are:

                   i.    MARGARET7 WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown, California.; m. THOMAS SULLIVAN, February 15, 1857521; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ALPHA WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown, Carlisle , Kentucky; m. THOMAS ELLIS; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    MARIA WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown; m. MARION PATTERSON; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MARY WILLINGHAM, b. Carlisle , Kentucky; d. Unknown; m. BRIT GLENN; d. Unknown.

                  v.    RICHARD WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown.

                 vi.    WILLIAM WILLINGHAM, d. Unknown, died in Confederate army.

136.         vii.    JAY WILLINGHAM, b. March 04, 1850, Spring Hill, Hickman Co, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

137.        viii.    ROBERT OSCAR WILLINGHAM, b. 1854, Carlisle Co. Kentucky; d. September 09, 1925, Carlisle Co., Kentucky.

 

 

80.  GARTHENA6 WILLINGHAM (JARRETT5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 29, 1816 in Henderson. Kentucky, and died September 1844 in Carlisle Co. Kentucky.  She married THOMAS JEFFERSON OWEN522,523 December 04, 1834 in Ballard Co., Kentucky.  He was born July 08, 1808 in Warren Co, Kentucky, and died December 22, 1888 in Carlisle, Kentucky.

 

Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON OWEN:

Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II, Lewis

Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 57-61.  Carlisle Co.

 

Thomas Jefferson Owen, the father of Dr. Owen, was born in Warren county, Kentucky, June 8, 1808, spent his youth under the parental roof and when a young man of twenty-two yrs removed to Calloway co. Kentucky, settling upon a tract of land which he occupied for about two yrs. He then sold that property and removed to Ballard Co, taking up his abode near the village of Cunningham, but later removed to a farm near Spring Hill, and here he spent many yrs, devoting his attention to agricultural pursuits with creditable and gratifying success.

 

He married Miss Garthena Willingham, who was usually known by the given name of Gettie. Her father, Jarrett Willingham, was one of the pioneer settlers of Hickman Co. Mrs. Owen died in 1844, leaving three children: Margaret Elizabeth, who became the wife of Joel B. Reese and died in 1902; John Reese, whose name introduces this record; and James Thomas, who died in 1851 aged nine years and some months. The father, long surviving his wife, died at the home of {his father}, Dr. Owens, in Arlington, on the 22d of Dec 1888, having passed the 18th milestone on the journey of life. Both were laid to rest in the family graveyard upon the old home farm near Spring Hill. They were ardent and faithful members of the Missionary Baptist church, and for many yrs the father was a notable and prominent citizen of this region.

 

 

 

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON OWEN:

Burial: Unknown, Spring Hill

       

Children of GARTHENA WILLINGHAM and THOMAS OWEN are:

                   i.    MARGARET ELIZABETH7 OWEN, b. 1838; d. 1902; m. JOEL B. REESE; d. Unknown.

138.           ii.    DR. JOHN REESE OWEN, b. September 15, 1839, Ballard Co., Kentucky; d. March 06, 1912, Arlington, Carlisle Co., Kentucky.

                 iii.    JAMES THOMAS OWEN, b. 1842524; d. 1851.

 

 

81.  ALEXANDER H.6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)525,526,527 was born 1809 in Henderson Co., Kentucky528, and died 1882 in Sebree, Webster Co., Kentucky.  He married (1) EMILY MORSE Abt. 1831.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) MARY H. MURRAY529,530,531,532 July 14, 1835 in Henderson, Kentucky, daughter of JAMES MURRAY.  She was born 1811 in Kentucky533, and died 1850 in Henderson Co. Kentucky534.  He married (3) ELIZABETH CAMPBELL535,536 Aft. 1850 in Graves Co., Kentucky.  She was born October 29, 1818 in Kentucky537, and died June 22, 1889 in Henderson Co., Kentucky538.

 

Notes for ALEXANDER H. WILLINGHAM:

One researcher has given the middle name as Hice. I have no documentation regarding Alexander H. Willingham's middle name.

kmpiper

 

Alexander H. Willingham, was a native of Henderson Co., Kentucky., born in 1809, the son of Isaac Willingham and his first wife Mary Collins. Isaac was a Virginian and one of the first settlers in the purchase.  Alexander was a State senator at the time of his death in Webster Co., Kentucky.  It was Alexander that carried the first United States mail from Wadesboro to Iron Banks (now Columbus), Kentucky. He was sheriff many years, and six times he represented Graves Co. in the state legislature.

 

Alexander H. was thrice married. With his first wife Emily, they had Pulaski M. Willingham.

 

Children from his second marriage to Mary Murray were: William Jerome, James Murray, Benton Polk, Robert Alexander, Mary E., Nancy E., and Amy J. Willingham.

 

Children with his third wife Elizabeth Campbell were:  Kittie A., Campbell H., Lucy A. and Susan A. and possibly another Alexander - Alexander L. b. abt 1857. See the notes following the 1850 and 1860 census lists.

 

 

On the 1850 US Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, Dist 1, Dwelling 1185, Roll M432, image 510

WILLINGHAM, A. H.         40 M Farmer

        Mary                              35 F

        Pulaski M.     18 M Farmer

        William                           14 M

        James                             13 M

        Benton                           9  M

        Alexander      7 M

        Mary                              5 F

        Nancy                            3 F

        Amey                             4/12 F

 

Yet, on the 1870 US Census, Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky; Roll: M593_464; Page: 206,  Two of these children's names are present with very conflicting ages.

 

WILLINGHAM,  Alexander               60 M W Lawyer KY

        Elizabeth                        50 F W Keeping house KY

        Ellen                               22 F W At home   KY

        Campbell H.   17 M W At home KY

        Amy J.                            15 F W At home   KY

        Alexander L.  13 M W At home KY

        Susan A.                        11 F W At home   KY

 

The two children named Alexander:

 

The Alexander who is 7 in 1850 was Robert Alexander and could not be the same Alexander L. who is 13 in 1870. 

 

The two children named Amy/Amey:

 

Amey on the 1850 census is less than one year old. on the 1870 Census, and Amy J. is age 15.  The Amey from the 1850 census would be at least 20 years old. I do not  know the details behind this difference. Some people list Amy J. as child of Elizabeth Campbell's marriage to Alexander H. Willingham. It would certainly depend on which age was correct.

 

Having seen many families in research that lost a child and then renamed a later child the same name, I would consider this one possibility.  I have not found a will for Alexander H. Willingham.  Even his death date is not truly recorded anywhere that I have found so far.

 

For historical purposes only, I list that A. H. Willingham was a slave owner.  From the 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules

Slave Information = Graves Co., Kentucky

 

Age Gender Race

 

70 Male Mulatto 

40 Male Black 

37 Female Black 

35 Male Black 

18 Female Black 

13 Male Black 

12 Female Black 

11 Male Black 

6 Female Black 

4 Male Black 

3 Male Black 

1 Male Black 

 

 

 

More About ALEXANDER H. WILLINGHAM:

Occupation: State Senator and Sheriff539

 

Notes for ELIZABETH CAMPBELL:

On the 1860 US Census, Mayfield P.O., Graves Co., Kentucky, M653_369, pg 0; Elizabeth and husband Alexander Willingham are living next door to James Campbell, age 69, and his wife Catharine, age 67.

 

This could be Elizabeth's parents.  Also in the James Campbell household are:

Nancy, age 38

Matthew, age 32

Granville, age 29

Catharine, age 26.

 

It is strange that there would be unmarried children of that age still living at home. They are all listed as being born in Kentucky, so they are not new to this country at this time. 

 

 

 

More About ELIZABETH CAMPBELL:

Burial: Unknown, Pleasant Valley Cem., Henderson, Kentucky

       

Child of ALEXANDER WILLINGHAM and EMILY MORSE is:

139.            i.    PULASKI MORTIMER7 WILLINGHAM, b. October 1831, Sebree, Graves Co., Kentucky; d. March 06, 1911, Muskogee, Muskogee Co., Oklahoma.

 

       

Children of ALEXANDER WILLINGHAM and MARY MURRAY are:

140.           ii.    WILLIAM JEROME7 WILLINGHAM, b. June 06, 1836, Brush Creek, Graves Co., Kentucky; d. July 31, 1921, Fulton, Fulton Co.,  Kentucky.

141.          iii.    DR. JAMES MURRAY WILLINGHAM, b. August 02, 1837, Kentucky; d. December 27, 1893, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

142.          iv.    BENTON POLK WILLINGHAM, b. March 07, 1841, Graves Co., Kentucky; d. December 11, 1917, Graves Co., Kentucky.

                  v.    ROBERT ALEXANDER WILLINGHAM540, b. Abt. 1843, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    MARY E. WILLINGHAM541,542, b. 1845, Kentucky; d. Bet. 1860 - 1945; m. ? HARDWICK543; d. Unknown.

                vii.    NANCY ELLEN WILLINGHAM543,544,545, b. Bet. 1847 - 1848, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

       

Children of ALEXANDER WILLINGHAM and ELIZABETH CAMPBELL are:

               viii.    CAMPBELL H.7 WILLINGHAM546,547,548, b. Abt. 1852, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    LUCY A. WILLINGHAM549, d. Unknown.

                   x.    ALEXANDER L. WILLINGHAM550, b. Abt. 1857, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                  xi.    SUSAN A. WILLINGHAM551,552,553, b. Abt. 1859, Kentucky554; d. Unknown; m. ALEXANDER J. EADES555; b. September 11, 1856, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. January 13, 1921, Hopkins Co., Kentucky.

 

More About SUSAN A. WILLINGHAM:

Burial: Unknown, Kentucky

 

                 xii.    AMY J. WILLINGHAM556,557, b. Kentucky558; d. Unknown; m. ? COUCH; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for AMY J. WILLINGHAM:

In the 1850 Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, Roll M432,, pg 458, image 510, an Amey is listed with parents William Jerome and Mary Willingham, prior to William Jerome's marriage to Elizabeth Campbell. Mary (Murray) Willingham died in 1850, the same year that this Amey was born. Perhaps Mary died from complications in giving birth to Amey. I suggest that this Amey Willingham also died, for according to two other sources, there was another Amy/Amey J. Willingham, about five years younger listed with the 3rd wife of Alexander H. Willingham.

 

I believe that the Amey J. Willingham listed with A. H. Willingham and 3rd wife Elizabeth, and who is age 5 in the 1860 US Census, (Mayfield P.O., Graves Co., Kentucky, M653_369, pg 0) is the Amy that grew to adulthood and married.

 

It was a common practice to use a name again should the first child with the name die young.

 

 

                xiii.    KITTIE A. WILLINGHAM559, d. Unknown; m. ? HALL; d. Unknown.

 

 

82.  LAFAYETTE FRANCIS6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)560,561,562 was born 1816 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, and died July 12, 1866 in St. Clair Co., Missouri.  He married (1) LOUISA BENNETT May 15, 1834 in Hickman Co., Kentucky.  She was born October 10, 1811, and died June 22, 1887 in Graves Co, Kentucky-Old Bethel cem..  He married (2) MARY A. Abt. 1854.  She was born 1825 in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1855 - 1925 in Missouri.

 

Notes for LAFAYETTE FRANCIS WILLINGHAM:

Lafayette was constable for Henderson County, Kentucky at least in the year 1850.

 

More About LOUISA BENNETT:

Date born 2: October 10, 1811, N.C.

       

Children of LAFAYETTE WILLINGHAM and LOUISA BENNETT are:

                   i.    ISAAC MARION7 WILLINGHAM, b. Abt. 1835562; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    S. W. WILLINGHAM, b. 1835; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    J. A. WILLINGHAM, b. 1836; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    A.J. WILLINGHAM, b. 1838; d. Unknown.

143.           v.    JOHN M. WILLINGHAM, b. 1840, Graves Co., Kentucky; d. Aft. June 1880.

                 vi.    M. JOSEPHINE WILLINGHAM, b. 1842; d. Unknown; m. F.C. WALDEN; b. Rutherford Co. Tennessee; d. Unknown.

                vii.    I. WILLINGHAM, b. 1843; d. Unknown.

144.        viii.    JAMES KNOX POLK WILLINGHAM, b. 1845; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    THOMAS O. WILLINGHAM563, b. 1847; d. Unknown; m. LUCY; d. Unknown.

                   x.    VICTORIA WILLINGHAM, b. 1849; d. Unknown; m. ? LITTLE; d. Unknown.

                  xi.    ROBERT WILLINGHAM, b. 1850; d. Unknown.

 

       

Children of LAFAYETTE WILLINGHAM and MARY A. are:

                 xii.    ANN E.7 WILLINGHAM, b. 1855; d. Unknown.

                xiii.    ROBERT B. WILLINGHAM, b. 1856; d. Unknown.

                xiv.    SANDOVAL WILLINGHAM, b. 1857; d. Unknown.

 

 

83.  GEORGE WASHINGTON6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)564,565 was born August 14, 1818 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, and died August 22, 1899 in Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas.  He married PERMELIA ANN WILSON566,567 August 17, 1842 in Audrain Co., Missouri568, daughter of DAVID WILSON and SUSANNAH HANES.  She was born February 04, 1823 in Boone Co., Missouri, and died May 1907 in Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas.

 

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLINGHAM:

1850 US Census, District 99, Warren, Missouri; Roll: M432_421; Page: 46; Image: 93

Willingham,           George 29 M Farmer KY

Willingham,           Permelia 28 F Missouri

Willingham,           John W.    6   M Missouri

Willingham,           J.T.               5 M   Missouri

Willingham,           Warren     3 M  Missouri

Willingham,    Lucinda E. 2/12   F Missouri

 

Household: 1880 Census, Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, T9-0680, page 389D  Family History Library Film   1254680

 

 George WILLINGHAM   Self   M   Male   W   61   KY   Farmer   KY   KY

 Permelia A. WILLINGHAM   Wife   M   Female   W   56   MO   Keeping House TN   VA

 Annie WILLINGHAM   Dau   S   Female   W   19   MO   At Home   KY   MO

 Ida WILLINGHAM   Dau   S   Female   W   17   MO   At Home   KY   MO

 Ora Belle WILLINGHAM   Dau   S   Female   W   11   MO   House Keeper KY   MO

 

 

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLINGHAM:

Census: July 08, 1870, Salt River, Randolph, Missouri; Roll: M593_802; Page: 214

 

More About PERMELIA ANN WILSON:

Census: July 08, 1870, Salt River, Randolph, Missouri; Roll: M593_802; Page: 214

       

Children of GEORGE WILLINGHAM and PERMELIA WILSON are:

                   i.    JOHN WASHINGTON7 WILLINGHAM569,570, b. October 03, 1843, Missouri; d. January 08, 1895, Waldo, Columbia Co., Arkansas; m. SARAH AMONETT571,572,573, May 05, 1885, Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas574; b. 1860, Hempstead Co., Arkansas575; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    JAMES THOMAS WILLINGHAM576, b. August 10, 1845, Missouri; d. Unknown.

145.          iii.    WARREN VICTOR WILLINGHAM, b. July 29, 1847, Missouri; d. May 03, 1935, Waco, McLennan Co., Texas.

                 iv.    LUCINDA ELIZABETH WILLINGHAM576,577, b. March 31, 1850, Missouri; d. June 19, 1886.

                  v.    GEORGE DAVID WILLINGHAM578, b. February 22, 1852, Missouri; d. March 19, 1914.

                 vi.    SUSAN MAHALA WILLINGHAM578, b. June 05, 1854, Missouri; d. Unknown.

                vii.    MARY CATHERINE WILLINGHAM578, b. September 03, 1856, Missouri; d. Unknown.

               viii.    FRANCIS LAFAYETTE WILLINGHAM578, b. October 10, 1858, Missouri; d. September 03, 1896; m. FOREST ELLEN BAIRD; d. Unknown.

                  ix.    PERMELIA ANN WILLINGHAM579, b. December 23, 1860, Missouri; d. 1953.

146.            x.    IDA FLORETTE WILLINGHAM, b. December 21, 1862, Missouri; d. 1962, Nevada Co., Arkansas.

                  xi.    ORA BELLE WILLINGHAM579, b. October 05, 1868, Missouri; d. Bef. 1900; m. K. T. POWERS580, December 10, 1890, Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for ORA BELLE WILLINGHAM:

The 1850 Census, Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, T9-0680, page 389D, states name as Ora Belle (two names) Willingham.  Another researcher has the name as Arabelle.

 

 

84.  JAMES W.6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)580,581,582 was born 1822 in Kentucky, and died Bef. 1870.  He married MARY ELIZABETH583,584 Abt. 1846.  She was born Bet. 1827 - 1828 in Tennessee, and died Unknown.

       

Children of JAMES WILLINGHAM and MARY ELIZABETH are:

147.            i.    SARAH ANN7 WILLINGHAM, b. September 29, 1847, Kentucky; d. June 12, 1872, Graves Co., Kentucky.

                  ii.    LUCY WILLINGHAM585, b. Bet. 1850 - 1851, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JOHN WILLINGHAM586, b. Bet. 1858 - 1859, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

 

85.  DR. ISAAC JARRETT6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)587,588 was born March 04, 1823 in Tennessee, and died April 08, 1895.  He married LUCINDA MCFADDEN589,590 October 1847.  She was born 1825 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1880.

 

Notes for DR. ISAAC JARRETT WILLINGHAM:

In the 1850 Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, Roll M432,, pg 458, image 510, we find Isaac living next door to his parents, and a few doors away from Alexander H. Willingham, his brother. Isaac's occupation is listed as physician.

 

 

       

Children of ISAAC WILLINGHAM and LUCINDA MCFADDEN are:

                   i.    JAMES7 WILLINGHAM591, b. 1849, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ISORA ETNA WILLINGHAM592,593, b. June 08, 1852, Kentucky594; d. Aft. 1921; m. (1) JAMES NATHANIAL BLACKMAN595,596, December 07, 1876, Fulton County, Kentucky; b. June 04, 1841; d. October 19, 1921597; m. (2) JAMES W. FIELDS598, December 07, 1876598; b. September 27, 1847; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for ISORA ETNA WILLINGHAM:

Thtere is an Isora (Willingham) Blackman is on the Fulton County, Kentucky - Confederate Widow's Pensions list as follows:

 

Blackman, Isora (Willingham) Co.E, 4th Tennessee Infantry #4093 15 Dec.1921, James Nathaniel Blackman

 

On the 1880 Census, Isora is living with her parents, Issaac J. and Lucinda, but with the surname Fields, and marital status is widowed. Perhaps,  Isora married twice and was widowed twice. Of course, the Isora who married James Nathaniel Blackman could indeed be a different Isora. It would be necessary to do more proof by finding actual documentation. ...Katrina Piper

 

 

 

                 iii.    JOHN J. WILLINGHAM599, b. Abt. 1858, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

 

 

86.  JOHN C.6 WILLINGHAM (ISAAC5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)600,601,602 was born Abt. 1825 in Graves Co., Kentucky, and died Unknown.  He married ELIZABETH J. SHELTON603,604.  She was born Abt. 1824 in Butler Co., Kentucky, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN C. WILLINGHAM:

There were two John C. Willinghams in Kentucky at the same time frame and both had a wife named Elizabeth.

 

I have now received what I feel is proof that the John C. Willingham that was married to Elizabeth J. Brown was not the same John C. Willingham that was married to Elizabeth J. Shelton.  Descendant Kenneth D. Willingham found death certificates, birth records, marriage records, etc., documenting his claim that his great-great grandmother was Elizabeth J. Brown as his aunts, uncles and grandparents told him. Besides the Kentucky and Arkansas documents, he also has a tin-type photograph of Elizabeth J. Brown Willingham which lists her birth & death year and stated she was the wife of John C. Willingham.

 

Kenneth also researched Elizabeth J. Shelton and found that she, too, existed, and that she, too, was married to a John C. Willingham. Kenneth learned that the two John C. Willinghams existed in the state of Kentucky at the same time - one in Henderson County and the other in Graves County, Kentucky.  His research states that the write-up on the John C. Willingham that married Elizabeth J. Shelton is in the Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, LewisPublishing Company, 1904 pp 726-727, Graves.

 

Kenneth D. Willingham's ancestor, John C. Willingham was the son of Jarrett Willingham and Marion Freels and was from Henderson Co., Kentucky.

 

On the 1850 US Census, District 1, Graves Co., Kentucky, M432_201, pg 458, image 510, dwelling 484;

J. C. Willingham, age 35,  is living next door to A. H. Willingham, his wife Mary, and children Pulaski, William, James, Burton, Alexander, Mary, Nancy and Amy.

With J. C. are his wife Elizabeth, age 36, and two sons - Alexander 3, and Jeremiah 1.

A. H. and J. C. Willingham are brothers, sons of Isaac Willingham.

 

The other J. C. Willingham appears on the same census in Henderson Co., Dist 1, family 365:

John C. Willingham, age 27, wife Elizabeth, 27, daughter Nancy 7, dau Isabella U. 4, dau Lucy A. 2, and son, William H. 5/12. In the dwelling prior, #364, is Elias Willingham, wife Amelia and their children.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH J. SHELTON:

Her father was a Baptist Minister.

 

 

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and ELIZABETH SHELTON are:

                   i.    ALEXANDER7 WILLINGHAM605, b. Abt. 1847, Graves Co., Kentucky; d. Unknown.

148.           ii.    JEREMIAH THEODORE WILLINGHAM, b. July 11, 1849, Graves Co., Kentucky; d. February 09, 1911, Graves Co., Kentucky.

 

 

87.  LAZARUS MARCELLUS6 WILLINGHAM (ELIJAH5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)606 was born September 07, 1818 in Henderson. Kentucky, and died Aft. 1860.  He married (1) MARY MARGARET LONG607,608 September 07, 1837 in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  She was born Abt. 1818, and died Unknown in Henderson Co., Kentucky.  He married (2) JUDITH E. SANDEFUR609 April 05, 1852 in Henderson Co., Kentucky610.  She was born 1821 in Kentucky, and died 1880.

 

Notes for LAZARUS MARCELLUS WILLINGHAM:

From1850 Census, Henderson, Kentucky

329  WILLINGHAM     LAZARUS   31   M    W    FARMER    KY

                MARY                   31 F         W              KY

                                EUPHEMIA          5    F        W              KY                                                                        WILLIAM J          3 M         W              KY                                                             MARY A               2    F        W            KY

                                LAVISA                 7    F        W              KY

 

 

from 1860 CENSUS, HENDERSON Kentucky

142. Willingham,   Lazrous                                  42   M    Farmer     KY

                Judith                     38   F                       KY

                                Utheoniah             16   F                        KY

                William J                13  M                      KY           

                Mary A                  12   F                       KY

                                Arminta                  7    F                        KY

                Decius M               5   M                       KY            

                Heneretta               3   F                         KY

 

Katrina, we've now found that the four children listed with the Lazarus b 1819 were not his.  They were the children of a Zachary Willingham and we're not sure where Zachary fits.  Lazarus became their guardian in about 1860 according to Henderson co court records. (forwarded by Jan Knox from research by KENNETH D. WILLINGHAM)

 

January County Court 1860 Henderson County, Kentucky

 

On motion L Willingham who took the oath prescribed by law It is ordered that he be appointed guardian for Lavisa Belle Willingham, Euphemia Willingham, William Jasper Willingham, and Mary A Willingham, infant orphans of Zachariah Willingham, dec’ and the said Lavisa Belle Willingham & Euphemia Willingham being over the age of fourteen years appeared in Court & in open Court made choice of the said L Willingham as their guardian, and thereupon the said L Willingham with J R Biggs his surety approved of by the Court gave bond or covenant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky conditioned according to law.

 

Since the 1850 Henderson County, Kentucky Census shows these children living with Lazarus & Mary Willingham, and it indicates that Mary A. Willingham is 2 years old in 1850, Zachariah, having died when Mary was an infant; probably died between 1848 & 1850.

 

**With the above data, there will be a correction to place the children with the proper parents when research has found where to place the father of the children, Zachariah Willingham…..kmp

 

       

Children of LAZARUS WILLINGHAM and MARY LONG are:

149.            i.    SARAH JANE7 WILLINGHAM, b. July 22, 1838, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. August 24, 1878, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

150.           ii.    LUVISA BELLE WILLINGHAM, b. February 08, 1843, Henderson Co., Kentucky; d. January 25, 1933, Hebbardsville, Kentucky.

                 iii.    EUPHEMIA CAROLINE WILLINGHAM611, b. 1845, Kentucky; d. Unknown; m. GEORGE M. BROWN, January 21, 1862, Henderson Co., Kentucky612; b. 1835; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    WILLIAM J. WILLINGHAM613, b. December 11, 1846, Kentucky; d. August 06, 1868, Kentucky.

 

More About WILLIAM J. WILLINGHAM:

Burial: August 1868, Cash Creek Cemetery, Henderson Co., Kentucky

 

                  v.    MARY A. WILLINGHAM613, b. 1847, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    UTHEMIAH C. WILLINGHAM614, b. 1845; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for UTHEMIAH C. WILLINGHAM:

Possible nickname - Themie

 

151.         vii.    MARY A. WILLINGHAM, b. August 06, 1851, Henderson. Kentucky; d. June 18, 1916, Henderson. Kentucky.

 

       

Children of LAZARUS WILLINGHAM and JUDITH SANDEFUR are:

152.        viii.    ARAMINTA7 WILLINGHAM, b. 1853; d. Unknown.

153.           ix.    DECIUS M. WILLINGHAM, b. January 15, 1854, Kentucky; d. 1943, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

                   x.    HENRIETTA WILLINGHAM, b. 1857; d. Unknown.

 

 

88.  JOHN W.6 WILLINGHAM (ELIJAH5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)615,616 was born Abt. 1819 in Kentucky, and died Bef. 1860.  He married MARY E. CUMMINGS616 Bet. 1840 - 1842.  She was born Abt. 1824 in Missouri, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN W. WILLINGHAM:

1850 US Census, Henderson Co., KY, Dist.1

 

318  WILLINGHAM     JOHN W    30   M    W    FARMER    KY

                                MARY E    26    F     W              MO

                                ALVES J      7    M    W        KY

                                TAYLOR     4     M    W              KY

                                ELIJAH      9/12  M    W              KY

       HALMARK,      SARAH           25  F    W               KY

 

 

More About JOHN W. WILLINGHAM:

Occupation: Farmer616

       

Children of JOHN WILLINGHAM and MARY CUMMINGS are:

154.            i.    ALVES JEFFERSON7 WILLINGHAM, b. March 13, 1843, Kentucky; d. April 15, 1899, Henderson Co., Kentucky.

155.           ii.    TAYLOR F. WILLINGHAM, b. 1846; d. Unknown.

156.          iii.    ELIJAH WILLINGHAM, b. August 28, 1850, Kentucky; d. March 13, 1929, Henderson Co.,  Kentucky.

 

 

89.  ANDREW J.6 WILLINGHAM (ELIJAH5, GARRETT4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)617,618 was born 1835 in Kentucky, and died Unknown.  He married MINERVA WILLINGHAM619 December 22, 1851 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, daughter of JARRETT WILLINGHAM and MASON FREELS.  She was born 1829 in Tennessee620, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for MINERVA WILLINGHAM:

Had twins March 1853 One was named Sarah H, other name unknown. Had another set of twins Dec 16 1859 Names unknown.

       

Children of ANDREW WILLINGHAM and MINERVA WILLINGHAM are:

                   i.    SARAH A.7 WILLINGHAM, b. March 22, 1853; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    UNNAMED WILLINGHAM, b. March 22, 1853; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    MASON WILLINGHAM, b. 1855; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MARTHA S