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Willingham William R. (possibly Rhodes), I
Male 1826 -

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    Birth  Abt 1826  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I521  Keesee
    Last Modified  22 Jun 2017 
    Father  Willingham "it is unproven that he is the father of these children" Caleb,   b. ca 1790, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1837, Jones County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  mnu poss Glass Willingham Elizabeth,   b. ca 1795, parentage not proven Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. prob Bef 1850, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Jun 1810  Jasper County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1316  Group Sheet
    Family  Styers Margaret Ann (most probable spouse),   b. Abt 1827, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c. 1865, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The children of William Rhodes and Margaret Willingham were orphaned in about 1865, per genealogy of Sherry Jumper a descendant of William Rhodes brother, Henry Jackson Willingham.
      In the 1870 Wood County census, Children of William Rhodes and Margaret Willingham are with J F S Surratt family and John Davis family (John Davis married a Surratt) in Upshur County which is adjacent to Wood County, Texas. Not sure where their other son Thomas Willingham was living.
    >1. Willingham Franky,   b. Abt 1849, St. Francis County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Aug 1872, Upshur/Wood County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Willingham William Rhodes, II,   b. 04 Apr 1852, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1889, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Willingham Margaret Ann,   b. 10 Mar 1854, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Willingham Thomas T,   b. 05 Aug 1855, Austin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1920, Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Willingham Henry Jackson,   b. 07 Jun 1862, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1909, Milo, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents W R Willingham and wife to W. Adelheid Mattern Austin County, Texas December 24, 1860
    Franky J. Camp and James M Camp to J. W. Faulk Upshur County, Texas
    Franky J. Camp (Willingham) selling her part of land belonging to William R. Willingham decd. August 16, 1872
    Last Modified  04 Sep 2013 
    Family ID  F157  Group Sheet
  • Documents
    1850 Census Franks, St. Francis County, Arkansas
    1850 Census Franks, St. Francis County, Arkansas
    Hiram Hillman Willingham and family with sister Nancy and enumerated next is brother William R. Willingham with his family.
     W R Willingham and wife to W. Adelheid Mattern Austin County, Texas December 24, 1860
     W. R. Willingham Co. K, 7 Texas Infantry (Gregg's Reg't Texas Inf.)
    Confederate, Private
    Comany Muster Roll of the organization named above, Jan and Feb, 1863
    Enlisted When: Feb. 15, 1863
    Where: Upshur Co., Tex.
    By whom: Lt. Hurley
    Period: 3 years
    Last Paid by whome> O. D. Horr
    Bounty and Commutation, six months, $75.00
    Present or absent: Present
    The 7th (also known as Gregg's) Regiment Texas Infantry was organized November 9, 1861, at Hopkinsville, Ky., with nine companies. A to I which had previously been mustered into service for three years or the war. It was captured at Ft. Donelson, Tenn., February 16, 1862, released at Vicksburg Miss. about September..........
    Age 36 years, eyes yellow, Hair chestnut, complexion dark, Height 5, feet 5 inches.
    Occupation: Farmer
    Present or absent: Present
    Remarks: Left sick ....?

    Appears on register of C. S. A. General Hosptital Shreveport Louisiana
    Complaint: Pneumonia
    Admitted January 15, 1864
    Discharged at Shreveport LA January 30, 1864.
  • Notes 
    • 1850 Franks Township, St. Francis County, Arkansas
      William R. Willingham 24 Farmer GA
      Margaret Willingham 23 Ala
      Franky Willingham 1 Ark

      (Listed just above is the family of Hiram H. Willingham age 29, born Georgia, wife Susan age 26 born Alabama, Nancy age 18 born Georgia, Mary age 5 born Arkansas, John age 4, Arkansas, Nancy E. age 1, born Arkansas.) most likely the brother of William Rhodes Willingham. Hiram is listed in the 1870 Hunt Co., Texas Census.

      After they arrived in Texas between 1850 and 1852 , they had four other children that are known.
      1. William Rhodes Willingham II, born April 4, 1852, Texas, d. August 18, 1889, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas
      2. Margaret Ann Willingham, B. March 10, 1854, Texas. She married Albert Carr
      3. Thomas T. Willingham, b. August 5, 1855, Texas, d. February 15, 1920, Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, married Laurisie J. (lnu)
      4. Henry Jackson Willingham, b. June 7, 1862, Texas, d. July 25, 1909, Milo, OK, buried at Woodard, Oklahama. Married Francis Mae Ruggs, (2) Mary Virginia Latham.

      Per Sherry Jumper the land that belonged to William Rhodes Willingham I is in Upshur County located 4 1/2 miles northeast of Hawkings, Woods County and 5 miles northwest of Big Sandy, Upshur County. It was from the John Styer survey. That places it on the county line. There was a small cemetery to the south, just below their land. It is called the Smith Cemetery because of the owner of the property. It has a few stones and they are local people that were living around the Willingham farm. He and his wife Margaret are more than like there, but no headstones. Then land was then quitclaimed to a local store owner J. W. Faulk and was only signed by William R. Willingham and his wife Caroline and MA and AR CArr as heirs to the land. It is located on FM 2659 where FM 3689 veers off to the right and ten crossed Big Sandy Creek.
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      Name: John Henry WILLINGHAM
      Given Name: John Henry
      Surname: WILLINGHAM 1 2
      Sex: M
      Birth: 2 NOV 1846 1 2 in Clark County, AR (Murfreeboro)
      Occupation: 1 2 Baptist preacher & farmer
      Death: 2 AUG 1926 3 in SEALING, DEWEY CO., OKLAHOMA

      [271940.FTW New.FTW]
      7/19/2000 - John Henry Willingham served in the Civil War. Company G, 47th Alabama Regiment from 1862 to 1865. His pension application #15507 was approved on August 3, 1904. (Data from Arkansas Pension records. John Henry enlisted in TALLAPOOSA, AL on the Tallapoosa River and where his mother and father (Hiram Hilman Willingham) had lived. The property is thought not to be be covered by the water from the Martin Lake in Tallapoosa County
      (This is probably referring to John H. Willingham, brother of Hiram Hillman Willingham. He is the one that served in Company D, 47th Alabama Regiment, out of Tallapoosa Co., GA. and died Sept. 1862. Tallapoosa Co., AL Archives Military records list a John H. Willingham as Died Sept. 30, 1862 and buried Confederate Section Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA)
    • Milam County and Burleson County, Texas

      In the 1910 Burleson County Texas I found Willie Boyd living in the household of Sarah Elizabeth Willingham Boedeker. Sarah was the sister of my ggggrandfather William R. Willingham b. 1826 Georgia.
      I traced Willie to be the daughter of John M. Boyd born 1855 from Tallapoosa County, Alabama and Emma Bailey

      Post found about family moving to Milam County from Tallapoosa Co., AL

      Searching for the descendants of Mary Linda (BOYD)COLLINS, name of spouse unknown. Mary Linda, b. 1881 in Tallapoosa Co, AL, came to the Ben Arnold/Walker's Creek area of Milam County in about 1889 with her parents, Jocora (HENDERSON) & James W. BOYD, both b. in AL. Jocora's sisters, Georgia (HENDERSON) GUNN, her five children, and Annie (HENDERSON) & John Thomas SLAUGHTER and their five children joined the BOYD's on the trip by train to Texas.

      1)Samuel Slaughter b. 1758 d. 1821 Baldwin Co., Ga is the brother of John Slaughter b. 1750 d. 1805 Halifax Co., VA John is the father of the Martin Slaughter b. 1778 mentioned above.
      2)John A. Slaughter b. 1786 Halifax Co., Va d. 1856 Musogee Co., GA
      3)John Reese Slaughter b. 1818 Baldwin County, GA d. 1868 Tallapoosa Co. Alabama marr. Martha Amanda Wood ( a Benjamin Johnson is witness to his will in Tallapoosa Co.)
      4)John Thomas Slaughter b. 1859 Tallapoosa Co., AL d. 1892 Milam Co., Texas married 1879 Annie Davis Henderson in Tallapoosa County, AL.

      Sarah Boldeker
      in the 1910 United States Federal Census Burleson County, Texas

      Name: Sarah Boldeker
      [Sarah Bodeker]
      [Sarah Boedeker]
      Age in 1910: 67
      Birth Year: abt 1843
      [abt 1863]
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 3, Burleson, Texas
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Father's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
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      Household Members: Name Age
      Sarah Boldeker
      Willie Boyd

      John M Boyd
      in the 1900 United States Federal Census Milam County Texas

      Name: Emma Boyd
      Age: 28
      Birth Date: May 1872
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 7, Milam, Texas
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: John M Boyd
      Marriage Year: 1883
      Years Married: 17
      Father's Birthplace: Alabama
      Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
      Mother: number of living children: 5
      Mother: How many children: 5
      Occupation: View on Image

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      Household Members: Name Age
      John M Boyd
      Emma Boyd
      William T Boyd
      Willie Lee Boyd
      Lillie May Boyd
      J D Boyd
      O V Boyd

      1. James F. Boyd, born in Georga about the year 1817, died in Chambers
      County early in 1856 just before Richard Boyd made his will dated April
      2, 1856. James married Martha Winston in Chambers County January 6,
      1842. In his will dated March 15, 1856, James mentions specifically his
      mother Lucy, sister Orey and her two Taylor children. He also mentions
      the two children of sister Martha E. Harkness. He honored sister Orey
      "for her kind attention to me during my present and former illness."
      James referred to his father as William Richard Boyd. This is the only
      record we have of Richard's full name. 2. Martha E. Boyd, born at
      Jackson, Georgia, May 10,820; died July 6, 1847. Martha married James W.
      Harkness of Butts County, April 30, 1835. They had two children: Mary
      Ann, born May 11, 1837, and Rosanna E., born June 24, 1842. 3. Richard
      W. Boyd, born in Georgia in 1826, married Mary Ann Marshall April 12,
      1849 in Chambers County. 4. Orey W. Boyd, born in Georgia June 28, 1827;
      died in Alabama May 1, 1903. Orey married 1st David Taylor in Chambers
      County October 22, 1846. They had two children; Isabella Camilla (1849)
      and Emma Jane (1851). Orey married 2nd William Angus Ferguson June 25,
      1854. They had one child Ida C. Ferguson born 7 December 1856 died
      February 22, 1860. 5. Elvira Boyd, born in Georgia in 1829 married
      Daniel Taylor (b. 1827) October 22, 1846 in Chambers County. They had
      four children who died young; Zachary 1848-1852, Eleazar 1852-1852,
      Sally M., 1854-1858 and James 1859-1859. 6. John Pleasant Boyd, born in
      Georgia in 1832 married Harriett Jane Gross (1835-1903) October 12,
      1852. JOHN PLEASANT BOYD died in the Civil war. They had seven children:
      James Wilson b. 16 Oct 1853 m Jo Henderson, went to Texas, John Monroe
      b. 27 Jan 1855 m. Emma Bailey and moved to Texas, William Clopton Boyd
      born 1856 went to Texas, Emma Jane Boyd, born 31 Mar 1858 died 18 June
      1938 m. Elihu Bryant Thornton (1841-1920), Calista Mildred Boyd born
      about 1860, Jefferson Davis Boyd (1861-1936, Edith Pleasant Boyd born 26
      Sept 1862 died July 12, 1914 m. William L. Handley (1862-1918). 7.
      Malissa Susan Boyd, born in Georgia February 24, 1835 died in Alabama 15
      April 1900. She m. Cornelius Peoples Hunter (1827- 1902). They had eight
      children: Emma david Hunter m. Turner Dent about 1880, Cumi Malissa
      Hunter married Samuel Jesse Hall (1868-1942) in 1892, William Lucius
      Hunter m. Ada Henderson, John Richard Hunter m. Lou Ella Still
      (1879-1961). 8. Celeste Boyd born in 1836/37. 9. Talitha Cumi Boyd born
      18 June 1842 died in Lee County, Alabama Apr 8, 1906. She married Dr.
      J.P. Ferguson in 1859.

      Harriett Jane Gross was the grandmother of John M. Boyd, father of Willie Boyd. Harriett?s father, Bluford Gross, received a land grant that bordered the land of Jesse S. Ellis. Land grant also next to Jesse S. Ellis is John R. Slaughter.
      PatenteeSLAUGHTER, JOHN R
      (Add To My People)
      Patent Date7/31/1840
      AccessionSTA AL5050__.398
      LocationTallapoosa County, AL
      MeridianSt. Stephens
      AuthorityFebruary 8, 1887: Indian Allotment - General (24 Stat. 388)
      View U.S. County Boundary History
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      PatenteeGROCE, BLUFORD
      (Add To My People)
      Patent Date7/8/1841
      AccessionSTA AL5070__.150
      LocationTallapoosa County, AL
      MeridianSt. Stephens
      AuthorityFebruary 8, 1887: Indian Allotment - General (24 Stat. 388)
    • William R. Willingham to W. Adulheid Mattern County of Austin, Texas Rec. 1860
      Notes on land: deeded to them by George Carothers by land belonging to Boedeker and by land of Speiss?
      George Carothers b. 1787 Ireland married in 1812 Jones County, GA Susannah Durham b. 1786 Ga George?s mother, Jane Caruthers 1761-1852 was living in 1840 Jones County, GA. His father Robert Carothers 1767-1825 Montgomery County, AL Apparently after Robert?s death in AL she moved back to Jones County, GA. George lived in Montgomery Co., AL in 1830 census. A Wm. Carothers lived in St. Francis Co., AK in the 1840 census.
      8-30-1853 Washington County Texas-- 75 acres Alfred H. Wood and Alvavena Harrison Wood to Wm. R. Willinghaus (Willingham).
      9-1854 Washington County, Texas?Wm. R. Willingham to W. R. and John R. Weir...mentions Willingham being of Washington Co., corner of tract sold to J. T. Petty next to J. L. Wood tract. Wood in the Schrier League
      10-18-1854-Washington County, Texas?William R. and John R. Weir to George W. Petty on Mill Creek Schrier League 200 acres tract resided on by Jno. L. Wood., Sr. decd. Tract sold R. D. Wood to A. H. Wood and wife and by said Wood and wife sold to W. R. Willingham??.
      George Washington Petty received land grant. He was born 1812 Tennessee and d. 1901, Texas marr. Marion Alston Wood b. 1823 TN (daughter of Jno. L. Wood mentioned above in deed involving Willingham land) mar 1837 Washington Co., Texas
      John R. Weir mentioned above was a doctor and relocated to Upshur County, Texas (same area as to where our Willingham?s lived). He was married 1st to Elizabeth Elston, b. Georgia and they were in Benton (Calhoun) County, Alabama in 1840 along with her father John Elston. Elizabeth Elston mother was Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Elizabeth Sevier and William H. Clark. Elizabeth Sevier was the daughter of General John Sevier of Tennessee (Sevier County, Tennessee)
      In the document at the following link is a Supreme Court lawsuit (Locke vs. Lockhart) that involves John R. (Randolph) Weir, his son Richard and the suit is between individuals linked to Upshur County, Texas and Crawford County, Arkansas.
      In 1850 Washington County, Texas census John R. Weir (Ware) is listed as #427 and #421 is A. Willingham b. 1790 with an interesting group that were born various places and I cannot place the family.
      Wood Name
      Sarah E. Boedeker daughter of William Otto Boedeker and Sarah Elizabeth Willingham married Francis Marion Wood b. 1855 Austin Co, TX. His father was William F. Wood b. 1828 TN that married Mary Ann Shelburne b. Lauderdale Co., Alabama. William F. Ward (Wood) lived with the Shelburne family in 1850 Austin County, Texas census.
      On the 1850 census Pg 12 is the Shelburne?s, Pg 13 was George Carothers (sold land to William Willingham after the 1850 census, so this is a good possibility this is where William R. Willingham was after his land purchase. After George Carothers sold land he moved close to Brenham and in the 1860 Washington County census he is living within a page or so of George Washington Petty (see above).( A descendent of George Washington Petty did marry a Rose Willingham later and I don?t remember the location) On page 14 are more Shelburne?s and Alfred Minton (Menton). More on him later.