Welcome to my Worsham Lineage Page. First, I would like to thank all of my wonderful distant cousins for contributing to this line, such as Gary Gaillard and Anna O'Quinn Richter, to name a few. The Surname of Worsham originates from Devon, England, and is considered to be Anglo Saxon.  I have been working on this line for many years now.   I believe the information below is correct, but if you find any discrepancies please email me. I hope you find the information helpful to you, and do let me know if you have more that you would like to add.  A personal thank you to Larry Washum, Dorothy Tuttle, for without their contributions, this site would be very incomplete. You can view their wonderful site at: Worsham and Washam Family History

Descendants of William Worsham

*****************1st Generation*****************

     William Worsham, born ca 1619 in England. He sailed to the Colonies and settled in Virginia. He had a Land Patent for 400 acres of land with his brother George, which was dated on 15 February 1652 in Henrico Co., Virginia.  William married Elizabeth _____ (Possibly Littlebury/Littleberry). Elizabeth was born ca 1623 in Henrico Co., Virginia. William was a well respected man. He was at one time a County Commissioner in Charles City Co., Virginia. William died ca 1660/61 in Henrico Co., Virginia, leaving his wife a widow. Their children were:

1. William Worsham, born ca 1647 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He died ca 1677 in Henrico Co., Virginia. William was a deponent in a case involving Capt. Hill and a Mr. Irby in 1665.

2. Elizabeth Worsham, born ca 1651 in Henrico Co., Virginia.  She married Richard Kennon.  Richard was born ca 1650 of Henrico Co., Virginia, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Kennon. Elizabeth died ca 1743 in Henrico Co., Virginia, and Richard died in 1696 in Conjuror's Neck, Henrico Co., Virginia. Richard was a Justice in the House of Burgess. Their children were: Richard, William, Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Judith Kennon. (Thank you for the names of the children Ruth Burket.

3. John Worsham, (See 2nd Generation), born ca 1653 in the Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia.

4. Mary Worsham, born ca 1657 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married Richard Ligon on 11 April 1680 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Richard was born ca 1657, the son of Mary Harris Ligon. Richard was a surveyor of Henrico Co., Virginia. In 1704 he owned 1024 acres in Henrico Co., Virginia. Richard had a Will (lost) in which his executor was Mathew Ligon, dated 02 Mar 1723/24. Their children were: Mathew, Richard, Henry, Sarah and Mary Ligon.

5. Charles Worsham, born ca 1661 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He married Mary Beville. Mary was born ca 1662 in Virginia, the daughter of Essex Beville. Charles died in 1712. Their children were: Essex, Henry, Drury, Francis, and William Worsham.

     After the death of her husband William, Elizabeth married secondly to Col. Francis Epes. Francis was born ca 1628.  Francis was present during a hearing at the Orphans Court in Henrico Co., Virginia, where he gave an account of cattle of Mary and Charles Worsham.  Francis died in 1678 from a wound that he inflicted with.  Elizabeth died on 23 September 1678 in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia.  Children of Elizabeth and Francis were: Mary, William, Littleberry, and Francis Epes. Elizabeth made two Wills. One for her Worsham children, and one for her Epes children. Both of her Wills were proved on 01 Oct 1678.

Excerpt of the Will of Elizabeth Worsham Epes to her Worsham Children
Dated 28 August 1678

    Will describes her as "Elizabeth Epes, of Bermuda Hundred, widow, making the following bequests:

     To Daughter Elizabeth Kennon: A stone ring, a black gown, a green silk petteicoat, a green satin bodie, and one-fourth of her money in the hands of Samuel Claphamson (of London)

     To Grandchild Mary Kennon/Bolling: A stone ring given her by her sister King

     To Daughter Mary Worsham: One-fourth of her money, certain personal property, and wearing apparel, and her thumb ring

     To Daughter Mary Epes: A new suite which came in this year.

     To Son John Worsham: one-fourth of her money and her silver tobacco box.

     To Son Charles Worsham: One-fourth of her money and certain other personal property.

    The remainder of her Estate to her husband, Eppes' children.  Makes her son-in-law Richard Kennon, Executor.

Excerpt of the Will of Elizabeth Worsham Epes to her Epes Children
Dated 28 August 1678

Will describes her as "Widow of Col. Francis Epes, of Henrico Co.", making the following bequests:

     Elizabeth ratifies all her gifts to her children by her former husband, Mr. Worsham, deceased. What Estate was given to her by the verbal will of her husband, Col. Frances Eppes, she wishes to be divided equally between the children she had by Eppes, viz: William, Littlebury, and Mary, when they come of age. She appoints her step son Francis Eppes, and her son-in-law Richard Kennon, Executors.

Note of Interest: Elizabeth Worsham Epes was the 2nd Great Grandmother of Martha Wayles who married President Thomas Jefferson.

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    John Worsham, Capt., born ca 1653 in the Burmuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia. He married Phoebe _____ was born ca 1657 in Henrico Co., Virginia. John was a Captain in the Militia. John died on 29 November 1729 in Henrico Parish, Henrico Co., Virginia, and Phoebe died in 1729, also in Henrico Co., Virginia. Their children were:

1. Elizabeth Worsham, born ca 1677 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married twice. She married first to Thomas Ligon on 02 Feb 1696/97 in Varina, Henrico Co., Virginia. Thomas was born ca 1677, the son of William Ligon and Mary Tanner. Their children were: Phoebe, Elizabeth, Thomas, and Mary Ligon. Elizabeth married second to Alexander Marshall. Alexander was born ca 1677. He was Sheriff in 1737. Elizabeth died in February 1743/44, and Alexander died on 03 May 1743. Children: Francis Ligon, Alexander, William, Francis, Elizabeth, and John Marshall..

2. John Worsham, Capt. (See 3rd Generation), born ca 1679 in Henrico Co., Virginia.

3. Frances Worsham, born ca 1683 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married William Rowlett on 12 October 1703 in Henrico Co., Virginia. William was born ca 1675, the son of Peter and Frances Rowlett. William died on 05 May 1735 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Their children were: William, John, and George Rowlett.

4. Mary Worsham, born ca 1685 inHenrico Co., Virginia. She married Rev. George Robertson. George was born ca 1662 in Scotland. Their children were: James, George, Elizabeth, and John Robertson.

5. William Worsham, born ca 1688 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He married twice. He married first to Mary Archer, and second to Lucy Hamlin on 08 September 1725 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Lucy was born ca 1696. William died in 1748 in Dale Parish, Henrico Co., Virginia. Their children were: Lucy, and Anne Worsham.

6. Daniel Worsham, born ca 1690 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He married Judith "Elizabeth" Archer. Elizabeth was born ca 1690. Daniel died on 12 August 1727 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Their children were: Phebe, Elizabeth, and Martha Worham.

7. Martha Worsham, born ca 1694 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married Seth Ward. Seth was born ca 1685, the son of Seth Ward and Anne Hatcher.  Martha died in 1784 in Henrico Parish, Henrico Co., Virginia.  Children: Seth, Martha, and Elizabeth Ward.

8. Anne Worsham, born ca 1696 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married Thomas Osborne. Thomas was born ca 1690 in Henrico Co., Virginia, the son of Thomas Osborne and Martha Jones. Anne died in 1730 in Amelia Co., Virginia, and Thomas died in 1755 in Lunenburg Co., Virginia. Their children were: Reps, Anne, Edward, Martha, John, and Daniel Osborne.

9. (Daughter) Worsham, born ca 1698 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married William _____.

10. (Daughter) Worsham, born ca 1700 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married _____ Poythress.

*****************3rd Generation*****************

     John Worsham, Capt, born ca 1679 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He was a Captain in the Militia. He married Mary Wynne ca 1712 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Mary was born ca 1689 in Charles City Co., Virginia, the daughter of Maj. Joshua Wynne and Mary Margaret Jones. John died ca September of 1753 in Chesterfield Co., Virginia, and Mary died 1725 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Their children were:

1. John Worsham, born ca 1711 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth Agnes Branch on 11 October 1726 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Branch and Elizabeth Archer. Their children were: John, Lucy, Elizabeth, William, Henry, and Thomas Worsham.

2. Thomas Worsham, born ca 1713 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He was a Captain in the Militia. He married Martha Moseby/Moseley in January 1778. Thomas died ca 1800/1801 in Chesterfield Co., Virginia. Their children were: Rebecca, Daniel, and John Worsham.

3. Phebe Worsham, born ca 1717 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married Moses James. Moses was born ca 1715. Phebe died in 1768 in Chesterfield Co., Virginia, and Moses died ca 1758 also in Chesterfield Co., Virginia.

4. Joshua Worsham, (See 4th Generation), born ca 1719 in Henrico Co., Virginia.

*****************4th Generation*****************

    Joshua Worsham, born ca 1719 in Henrico Co., Virginia.  He married Mary _____ ca 1747 in Prince George Co., Virginia. Mary was born ca 1725 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. Joshua 20 April 1771, and Mary died in 1798, both in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. Below is an abstract of Joshua's Will

Abstracts of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Wills

     Joshua Worhsam of Pittsylvania county, d. April 20 1771; probate 29 aug 1771. Wit., Thomas Duncan, William Melton and George Southerland, Leg., wife Mary Worsham, the plantation whereon we now live. Sons John Worsham, Thomas, Daniel, Robert, Joshua, daughters Mary Michel, Patty and Phebe. Ex., beloved wife Mary and son David.

     Note: This is where both my lines cross over.  Both Robert and Joshua are my 6th Great Grandfathers. Their children were:

1. John Worsham, born ca 1740 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. He married Mary _____.

2. Daniel Worsham, born ca 1742 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth _____.

3. Mary Worsham,born ca 1745 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.

4. Robert Worsham, (See 5th Generation), born ca 1748 in Pittslyvania Co., Virginia.

5. Joshua Worsham, (I will follow Roberts line), born ca 1750 in Pittslyvania Co., Virginia. 

6. Michel Worsham, born ca 1752 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. She married Robert Ferguson. Robert was born ca 1761. Their children were Tunstall and Tabitha Ferguson. Michel also had two daughters Lucy and Elizabeth, paternal side unknown.

7. Martha "Patty" Worsham, born ca 1755 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. She died in 1778 in that same county. It does not appear that she married.

8. Thomas Worsham, born ca 1760 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth Wynne on 24 February 1783 in Brunswick Co., Virginia. Elizabeth was born ca 1762. Thomas died in 1817 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.

9. Phebe Worsham, born ca 1762 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. She married Stith Wynne on 31 March 1786 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. Stith was born ca 1758 in Virginia.

*****************5th Generation*****************

     Robert Worsham, born ca 1748 in Pittyslvania Co., Virginia. He married Ruth Wynne. Ruth was born on 04 January 1755 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, the daughter of William M. Wynne and Mary Cynthia Harmon. Robert was listed in the 1767 Tithables for Pittsylvnia Co., Virgina, pg. 304. He was in the Virginia Militia, listed as having Sworn Allegiance to the State - 30 Sep 1777. He died on 13 Aug 1807, and Ruth died on 08 January 1808, both in Washington Co., Virginia. Their children were:

1. William Washam, born ca 1772 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. He married Hannah Smith on 07 February 1792 in Washington Co., Virginia. Hannah was born ca 1777. William died in 1819 in Washington Co., Virginia. Their children were: David, Jonathan M., Joseph, and Edith Washam.

2. John Worsham, ( See 5th Generation), born ca 1774 in Montgomery Co., Virginia.

3. Joseph Worsham, born on 09 October 1776 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. He married Nancy McNew. Nancy was born ca 1790 in Virginia, possibly the daughter of Elisha McNew and Catherine Smyth. Joseph and his family were listed in the 1820 - 1850 Washington Co., Virginia Census records. Joseph died in Mar 1860 in Washington Co., Virginia. Nancy was listed in the 1860 Washington Co., Virginia Census records. Their children were: Ruth, Mary, Sophia, David, Eleanor "Ellen", Robert R., Alfred R., William, and Elizabeth Worsham.

 4. Robert Washam, born ca 1778 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. He married Jane Reagan on 23 October 1806 in Washington Co., Virginia. Jane was born ca 1780. Robert died on 19 May 1812 in Washington Co., Virginia. Their children were: Elizabeth R., and Robert Nicholas Washam.

5. Littleberry "Berry" Worsham, born ca 1780 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth T. West on 26 January 1809 in Caswell Co., North Carolina. Elizabeth was born ca 1789. Berry died in 1817 in Caswell Co., North Carolina. Thier children were: Mary B., Emily H., Robert West, John J., Joseph C., and Littleberry Winn Worsham.

6. Martha "Patsy" Worsham, born ca 1782 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. She married Tobias Smith on 22 July 1802 in Washington Co., Virginia. Tobias was born on 13 September 1781. Martha died in 1818, and Tobias died on 21 August 183, both in Fayette Co., Indiana. Their children were: John, Mariah, Ruth, George, Mary, Robert, Joseph, Sarah, and Tobias Smith.

7. Mary Worsham, born ca 1784 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. She married Thomas Rockhold on 25 June 1807 in Washington Co., Virginia. Thomas was born ca 1774. Mary died on 07 September 1824 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Their children were: Ruth, C. D., Clemmentia, Thomas, Eza, and Elizabeth Rockhold.

8. Jeremiah Worsham born on 03 April 1786 in Washington Co., Virginia. He married Nancy Fullen on 04 May 1813 in Franklin Co., Indiana. Nancy was born ca 1795 in Virginia. Their family was listed in the 1820 thru the 1850 Fayette Co., Indiana Census records. Jeremiah died on 20 October 1861 in Connersville, Fayette Co., Indiana, and Nancy died on 17 Jul 1859 in Fayette Co., Indiana. They both are buried in the Worsham Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Fayette Co., Indiana. Their children were: Elizabeth, William W., Ruth, Samuel, Matilda, Robert M., John J., George W., Franklin M., Jeremiah, Charles W., Joseph T., and Sarah A. Worsham.

9. Sally Worsham, born ca 1789 in Washington Co., Virginia. She married Dr. Mitchell Tate. Mitchell was born ca 1786. Sally died in 1828 in Washington Co., Virginia.

10. Ann "Annie" Worsham, born ca 1792 in Washington Co., Virginia. She married Samuel Woods Netherland on 07 January 1819 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Samuel was born on 18 Nov 1796 in Virginia. Annie died on 06 May 1827 in Kingsport, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, and Samuel died on 10 Sep 1832. They both are buried in the Boatyard Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Their children were: Sarah Ann, Margaret Woods, Robert Glen, and Creed Fulton Netherland.

11. Ruth Worsham, born ca 1793 in Washington Co., Virginia. She married William Mackey on 25 August 1816 in Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee. William was born ca 1785 in Ireland, the son of John Mackey and Mary McIlvaine. William died on 11 Aug 1831 in Matagorda Co., Texas. Ruth was listed in the 1850 and 1860 Matagorda Co., Texas Census records, living with her daughter and son in law; Mary and Albert Wadsworth. Ruth died on 30 October 1862 in Matagorda, Matagorda Co., Texas, and is buried in the Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Matagorda Co., Texas. Info on this family from "The Mackey's and Eberly's of Texas by Josie Hoskinson and Julia Bishop. Their children were: Mary, Martha, John, Andrew C., Sarah, Catherine, Robert, James Rhea, Elizabeth, and Nancy Mackey.

12.Thomas Worsham, born ca 1796 in Washington Co., Virginia. He married Permelia _____. Thomas died in 1873 in Union Co., Tennessee. Their children were: Robert William, Mattias T., James, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Permilia, and Ruth Worsham.

13. Jefferson Wynne Worsham, born on 26 August 1798 in Washington Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth Powell ca 1821 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. Elizabeth was born ca 1799. Jefferson died on 05 November 1824 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Their children were: Alvin S., and Eleanor Margaret Worsham

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