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Willingham William
Male 1792 - 1837

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  • Birth  ca 1792  Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1817  Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    appointed guardian for his brothers, John and Isaac (Guardian Bonds Book, Columbia County, GA) 
    Residence  1818  Lincoln County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    listed in the tax digest Capt Graves Dist. 
    Residence  1820  Lincoln County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    census possibly living with him is two brothers, Isaac and John. 
    Residence  1823  Lincoln County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Adm. for stepfather's estate Hezekiah Spires, Sr.  
    Residence  1830  Jones County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  23 Oct 1832  Jones County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    I Wm. Willingham am held and firmly bound unto C. D. Bostick in the final sum of one thousand dollas to make good and sufficient titles to all the land that I hold adjoining Berry and Foster containing one lot and twelve or fourteen acres more or less of land otherwise remain in full force of law. William Willingham and D. D. Bostick 
    Residence  1836  Jones County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jasper County, Georgia
    The petition of Isaac Willingham respectfully showeth that William Willingham late of Jones County, Deceased, did while in life on the twenty-third of May 1836 make, grant and deliver to your petitioner his certain agreement in writing a copy of which is hereto annexed whereby he acknowledged to have received from your petitioner fifty dollars in full payment for 182 1/2 acres of land more or less adjoining McCalister Williamson on the est side whereon your petitioner (Isaac Willingham) then lived and the said William Willingham then and thereby promised to make good and sufficient titles therfore to your petitioner and your petitioner further showeth that he has fully complied with his contract with the said William Wilingham and has casued the same fully into effect as his part and your petitioner titles for said land in complaince with said agreement in writing without make promised transfer by will. Therefore, your petitioner prays that the Honorable Court may pass an order instruction William Johnson of said county administrator of the estate of said William Willingham decease to make title for said land to your petitioner in conformity to said agreement in writing unless sufficient cause can be shown to the Isaac Willingham, petitioner. 
    Died  ca 1837  Jones County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I902  Keesee
    Last Modified  15 Aug 2018 
     
    Father  Willingham Isaac,   b. ca 1765,   d. 1810, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Brasfield Martha,   d. ca 1841, Lincoln County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Feb 1787  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F201  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  mnu Willingham fnu,   d. Bef 1821, prob Lincoln County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  12 Jun 2017 
    Family ID  F1090  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  Samuel Daniel Ann,   b. ca 1795, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  07 Mar 1821  Lincoln County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Willingham William,   b. ca 1826, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1850, Jasper County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Willingham Isaac,   b. 1820, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Willingham Mary,   b. ca 1822, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Willingham Martha,   b. 1817, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Willingham Nancy?,   b. 1815, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jun 2017 
    Family ID  F275  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • William Willingham son of Isaac d. 1810.doc

      WILLIAM WILLINGHAM, b. ca 1794-1796 d. between 23 May 1836 (sold land) and 12 Sept 1837 (estate records in Jones Co., GA), son of Isaac d. 1810 Columbia Co., GA (estate records) m. 1787 in Granville Co., NC to Martha ?Patsy? Brasfield (marriage record), daughter of George and Elizabeth Brasfield (she is named in father?s will). The children of Isaac and Martha are (1) Caleb (2) William (3) Elizabeth (4) Reuben (5) John (6) Isaac (7) Mary and are identified in Columbia Co., GA court records concerning the estate of Isaac Willingham d. 1810 Columbia Co., GA. The 1810 death date of Isaac is established by the bond records of Columbia Co., GA where Martha was appointed administrator of Isaac?s estate. NOTE: Records indicate that there may be only one daughter named Mary Elizabeth and sometimes called Mary and others called Elizabeth.


      1. William who would be over 21 (b. ca 1794-1796) is first seen in 1817 in the Columbia Co., GA court records when he is appointed guardian of his brothers, John and Isaac.
      (Guardian Bonds Book Columbia Co., GA).

      2. William was in Lincoln Co., GA 1818-
      1818 Lincoln Co. GA tax digest Capt Graves Dist. WILLINGHAM, Wm., Wm. for Isaac and John, Pleasant, Jessey, Robart, John, John

      1820 Lincoln Co., GA census
      William Willingham
      1 m < 10 (I believe that this is William?s son, Isaac b. ca 1819-1820 who is on the 1840 Lincoln Co., census.)
      1 m 16-18 (I believe that this is William?s brother, Isaac b. ca 1804.)
      2 m 18-26 ( This is William and I believe his brother, John, b. 27 Oct 1802.)
      2 f < 10 (I believe that this is the daughter Martha of William who m. 11 Nov 1831 in Jones Co., GA to Charles D. Bostick and a second daughter of William whose name I don?t know.)
      1 f 18-26 (I belive that this is the wife of William and that this wife died sometime around 1821 and William m2. ca 1821 to Ann (nee? Samuels) Daniel.

      3. William was born ca 1794-1796.
      William was over 21 in 1817 when he was appointed guardian of his brothers, John and Isaac, so William was born before 1817-21=1796. Here on the 1820 census William is no older that 26, so he was born after 1820-26=1794. Therefore, William was born ca 1794-1796.

      4. William m1. ca 1815.
      On the 1820 census, William had three children < 10, so these children were born 1810-1820. William would turn 21 in 1794-1796 + 21 = 1815-1817. Since I believe Isaac b. ca 1820 is a son of William, William?s children were probably born 1820, 1818, 1816. This makes me believe that William married about 1815. I do not know to whom.

      5. William m2. 7 March 1821 to Ann Samuel Daniel, a second marriage for both, in Lincoln Co., GA.
      Wills Book 3 p 4 Lincoln Co., GA: 7 July 1834 Benjamin
      Samuel heirs dau. Ann Willingham (m. William b. 1795), Lucy Quinn, Agnes
      Wright, Jane Wright, Nancy Willingham (m. Isaac b. 1806), Sally
      Willingham (m. John b. 1802) , Mary Steed, sons Edmond, Benjamine, Anthony.
      NOTE: The Willingham are brothers and sons of Isaac Willingham m. 1787 in Granville Co., NC to Martha ?Patsy? Brasfield, who as a widow, married Hezakiah Spires and they lived in Lincoln Co., GA.

      6. William was administrator of his step-father?s estate.
      William Willingham and Zachariah Spires, adm. 19 Jan 1821-3 Nov 1823 for Hezekiah Spires, Sr., dec?s

      7. William died before his mother, Martha m2. Hezekiah Spires, wrote her will in 1841.
      Lincoln Co., GA will book 3 p. 45: 4 Jan 1841 Martha Spires will dated March 1840:
      Daughter Elizabeth Echols; son Isaac Willingham; grandchildren
      heirs of John Willingham; heirs of Reuben Willingham, Caleb and
      Nancy; heirs of William Willingham. Exrs: Isaac Willingham,
      Isaac Willingham, Sr. (Other records imply that this is the son of John Willingham deed of gift Wit: Newman S. Matthews, Isaac Willingham.

      I believe here that Isaac Willingham, Exr., is the son of Martha,
      Since this son, Isaac, of Martha had no son Isaac by 1840, I think that Isaac, Wit., here is the son of William., son of Martha.
      Isaac Willingham, Sr. is Isaac, Esq. b. ca 1797 ( proven by me & Roger O. Willingham using land and tax records to be son of John d. 1818 & Ann of Col. Co., GA) on 1830 Lincoln Co. census with 1 m <5, 1 m 15-20 , 1m 30-40, 1 f <5, 2 f 5-10, 1 f 10-24, 1 f 24-36



      8. William moved to Jones Co., GA by 1830.

      1830 Jones Co., GA census.
      1 m < 5 (I believe this is William and Ann?s son, William, who d. Apr 1850 at age 24 in Jasper Co., GA; b. 1826.)
      1 m 5-10 (I believe that this is William?s son, Isaac b. 1820, who was administrator of the estate of his brother, William in Jasper Co., GA.)
      1 m 15-20 (This has got to be William, age 34-36, and the census is marked wrong.)
      1 f 5-10 (I believe that this is William and Ann?s daughter, Mary.)
      2 f 10-15 (This is the two daughters, Martha and unknown, of William who were on the 1820 census.)
      1 f 30-40 (This is Ann Samuel Daniel Willingham.)

      Georgia, Jones Cty.
      Know all men by these presents that I Wm. Willingham am held and firmly bound unto C.D. Bostick in the (final sum) of one thousand dollars to make good and sufficient titiles to all the land that I hold adjoining Berry and Foster containing one lot and twelve or fourteen acres more or less of land other wise remain in full force of law.
      The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Willingham makes good and sufficient titles to said land then to be void otherwide remain in full force in law given under my hand and seal this 23rd October 1832.
      Wm. Willingham
      Test.
      D.D. Bostick

      Martha Willingham m. 11 Nov 1832 in Jones Co., GA to Charles D. Bostick.

      1860 GA Jasper Co Monticello
      SEE NARA Series M653 Microfilm Roll 128
      Volume 009 Page 076 Sheet 310 Line 018
      BOSTICK, Charles, Head of household, 46, b. NC
      Martha, [wife] 45, b. GA (nee? Willingham, m. 11 Nov 1832 in Jones Co., GA to Charles D. Bostick, daughter of William, son of Isaac d. 1810 Columbia Co., GA)
      Matilda, [daughter] 19, b. GA
      Michael, [son] 14, b. GA
      Martha E., [daughter] 7, b. GA
      J. G., [not reported] 1, b. GA
      John C., [not reported] 29, b. NC
      Nancy, [not reported] 22, b. GA
      Martha S., [not reported] 4, b. GA

      Jasper Inferior Court EE
      sitting for Ordinary purposes
      November Term 1839

      It appearing to the Court that at the last May Term of said Court that William M. Wimbish, did obtain an order now calling on William Johnson, administrator of the estate of William Willingham, dec?d to show cause why he should not execute a title to the said William M. Wimbish, to all the land that the said William Willingham held on the 23rd day of October 1832 (the date of his bond for titles to C.D. Bostick, ...which bond the said Wimbish is the legal assign) adjoining Berry & Foster, containing one lot and twelve or fourteen acres more or less --and this said order having been published for three months in the Southern Recorded and the said administrator showing no cause to the contrary--It is ordered by this Court that he do execute said title in ...of the provisions of said bond when one said bond is presented & the title ...of ...

      Georgia, Jasper County
      Ordinary Office Recorded on the Minutes of Court November 5th 1839
      Richard Flemister, CCO
      I transfer the within to James Kendricks for value rec?d. Aug 13th 1836.
      C.D. Bostick
      I transfer the within to William M. Wimbish as agent for James Kendrick.
      Jeptha Clements

      NOTE: The following record shows that William Willingham was alive 23 May 1836.

      Georgia, Jasper County
      To the Honorable the Inferior Court of said County when sitting for ordinary purposes.
      The petition of Isaac Willingham respectfully showeth that William Willingham late of Jones County, deceased, did while in life on the twenty-third day of May in the year Eighteen Hundred and Thirty-six make, grant, and deliver to your petitioner his certain agreement in writing a copy of which is hereto annexed whereby he acknowledged to have received from your petitioner fifty dollars in full payment for one hundred and eighty- two and one half acres of land more or less adjoining McCalister Williamson on the west side whereon your petitioner then lived and the said William Willingham then and thereby promised to make good and sufficient titles therefore to your petitioner and your petitioner further showeth that he has fully complied with his contract with the said William Willingham and has caused the same fully into effect as his part and your petitioner further showeth that the said William Willingham has departed this life without having made to your petitioner titles for said land in compliance with said agreement in writing without making promised transfer by will. Therefore, your petitioner prays that the Honorable Court may pass an order instructing William Johnson of said county administrator of the estate of said William Willingham deceased to make title for said land to your petitioner in conformity to said agreement in writing unless sufficient cause can be shown to the contrary by him, the heirs, or legal representatives of said deceased.
      Isaac Willingham, petitioner

      Copy of the agreement
      Rec?d. of Isaac Willingham fifty dollars in full payment for one hundred and eighty two acres 1/2 of land more or less adjoining McCalister Williamson on the west side whereon the said Isaac now lives for which I promise to make good & sufficient titles this 23rd May 1836.
      William Willingham.

      9. William died in Jones Co., GA between 23 May 1836 and 12 Sept 1837.

      Georgia, Jasper County
      Court of Ordinary March Term 1838
      To William Johnson, administrator on the estate of William Willingham, deceased, and to the heirs & legal representatives of said deceased, you will take notice that the said William Johnson, administrator on the estate of William Willingham, deceased, will be directed by an order of this court which shall be first held after this rule shall be legally administrated to make good and sufficient titles in fee simple for this tract or parcel of land mentioned in the forgoing petition and agreement in writing to the said Isaac Willingham agreeable to the promise in said agreement ... unless cause to the contrary can be shown and it is ordered by the courts that the above petition and this rule be published in a public gazette and in the public places in said for three months before this order..shall be applied for and...

      NOTE: The following shows that William Willingham was deceased before 12 Sept 1837 as William Johnson had already been appointed administrator of William?s estate by that date. The following also shows that the brother, Caleb, of William was deceased before 12 Sept 1837.

      SOURCE:
      Ordinary Minute Book, 1826-1837
      Jones Co., Georgia
      pg. 185
      Tuesday, September 12th, 1837
      Court met pursuant to adjou---
      Present their honors JAMES GRAY
      JAMES GODWIN
      HOWELL F. WILLIAMS ESQRS.

      Ordered that WILLIAM JOHNSON ADMINISTRATOR of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM deceased have leave to sell the Lands belonging to said Estate on a credit of twelve months upon advertising the same as required by the Law and the usual four months Notice having duly published,etc. no objections filed.

      pg. 186

      On application of WILLIAM CLELAND Administrator on the estate of CALEB WILLINGHAM deceased. It is ordered that WILLIAM L. MIDDLEBROOKS, GREEN WILLIAMSON, THOMAS J. MIDDLEBROOKS, EPHRAIM SANDERS/LANDERS and THOMAS H. STEED be and they or a majority of them are hereby appointed commissioners to divide the negroes belonging to the Estate of said decease--said commissioners to be sworn agreeable to Law and return their proceeedings to the court.

      On application of WILLIAM JOHNSON adminsitrator of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM deceased shewing that he has given the proper notice--It is ordered that WILLIAM L. MIDDLEBROOKS, GREEN (next page)

      pg. 187

      WILLIAMSON, EPHRAIMS SANDERS/LANDERS, MCALLISTER WILLIAMSON and THOMAS J. MIDDLEBROOKS be and they or a majority of them are hereby appointed commissioners to divide the Negroes of said dec'd amongst his distributees according to Law--the said Commissioners to be first sworn agreeable to Law and to make a record of their proceedings to this Court.

      Ordered that Letters of Guardianship of the person and property of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM, ORPHAN AND IDIOT SON of CALEB WILLINGHAM, deceased be granted to WILLIAM CLELAND on his giving bond and Security in the sum of TEN thousand dollars, and that the Clerk take WILLIAM JOHNSON AND ISAAC WILLINGHAM as securities.


      Ordered that Letters of Guardianship of the persons and property of WILLIAM AND MARY WILLINGHAM orphans of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM deceased be granted to ANN WILLINGHAM THIER MOTHER upon her giving bond and security in the sum of Eight thousand dollars and that the clerk take WILLIAM JOHNSON, WILLIAM CLELAND AND ISAAC WILLINGHAM securities.

      Ordered that Letters of Guardianship of the person and property of ISAAC WILLINGHAM orphan of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM dec'd be granted to CHARLES D. BOSTICK upon his giving bond and security in the sum of Four thousand dollars==and that the Clerk take WILLIAM JOHNSON AND WILLIAM CLELAND as securities.

      10. After his father?s death, Isaac, age about 17 in 1837, son of William (d. by 12 Sept. 1837 Jones Co., GA), moved to Lincoln Co., GA possibly to live with his uncle, Isaac Willingham (still in Lincoln Co. on 1850 census), or his uncle, John Willingham (d. 12 Jan 1838 in Lincoln Co.) , or his grandmother, Martha Spiers (d. Lincoln Co., by 4 Jan 1841). We see from the following 1829 Lincoln Co., GA tax records that both Uncle Isaac and Uncle John lived in the same tax district as Eli Garnett (later to become the father-in-law of Isaac b. 1820).

      Eli Garnett, Capt. Bentley?s Dist. 1829 tax list of LINCOLN CO., GA
      5 slaves
      400 acres (2.3) Wright, Little River, Lincoln $2.77 1/2

      Isaac Willingham (Son of Isaac d. 1810 and Martha.)
      2 slaves
      210 acres (3) Wright, Little River, Lincoln Co. $.20 1/2 (NOTE: Eli Garnett also lived by Wright on Little River.)
      202 1/2 (pine) #145 Dist 5, Muscogee Co.

      John Willingham (Son of Isaac d. 1810 and Martha.)
      2 slaves
      260 acres (3)
      202 1/2 acres (Pine), Lee
      83 acres (Pine), Early $1.54

      11. Isaac Willingham b. ca 1820 m1. 26 May 1839 in Lincoln Co., GA to Louisa Ann Garnett, daughter of Eli Garnett and Lucinda Bentley. Isaac and Louisa are on the 1840 Lincoln Co., GA census in district #183 with no children; both are age 20.

      12. Isaac Willingham b. ca 1820 first appears on the 1841 (now is 21) Lincoln Co., GA tax list. We note that he owns land adjacent to Bostick (Charles D. Bostick, who was appointed to be his guardian 16 Sept 1837 in Jones Co., GA court records). Charles Bostick is on the 1840 Jasper Co. census p. 64, 364th Dist.
      Isaac Willingham, Capt Winns Dist , 1841 Lincoln Co., GA tax list.
      4 slaves
      175 acres (2) next to BOSTICK, Okmulga River, Jasper Co., $2.02
      one Slation/?Station (?stallion-seems unlikely as no one else is taxed on animals) $5.00 -quite a large amount

      13. By 1850, Isaac Willingham b. 1820 is in Jasper Co., GA and applies to be administrator of the estate of his brother (half-brother), William Willingham d. Apr 1850, age 24, in Jasper Co., GA. Charles D. Bostick is in many of the records concerning the estate of William and through the years Charles D. Bostick appears in the records of Isaac.

      14. The mother of Isaac Willingham b. 1820 and Martha Willingham m. Charles D. Bostick and another girl Willingham is not known; their father is William Willingham, son of Isaac and Martha Brasfield Willingham. In 1837 daughter Martha was married, the other girl was not appointed a guardian, so either she was >21 (b. >1837-21=1816) and not married, she was married, or she was dead; son Isaac was appointed ward of Charles D. Bostick. The only William Willingham marriage in GA around 1812 that I have is William Willingham m. 2 Jan 1812 in Randolph (changed to Jasper 1812) Co., GA to Elizabeth McMichael. Elizabeth's mother was Elizabeth White McMichael. The name Willingham comes up in the sale of farm articles after the death of William McMichael. [McMichael information from a McMichael researcher.] William Willingham m. Elizabeth McMichael, son of Thomas Willingham m. Judith Finch.

      15. William?s widow, Ann Samuel Daniel Willingham, moved to Jasper Co., GA.
      Jasper Co., GA
      20 Dec 1844

      Know all men by these presence that I, ANN WILLINGHAM, of the county and state aforesaid being of sound mind and memory do for and in consideration of the love and good will which I bear towards
      NANCY JANE SMITH and
      OTHELA ANN SMITH
      give and bequeath unto the said Nancy Jane and Othela Ann Smith a certain Negro woman by the name of MIMA and the increase of her body, also a small boy by the name of JERRY-and in case the said Nancy Jane survives the said Othela Ann Smith, then the said woman and here increase together with the above mentioned boy shall fall to and belong unto the said Nancy Jane alone and the lawful heirs of her body and provided that if the said Othela Ann Smith survives the said Nancy Jane Smith, then and in that case the above named woman and her increase together with the above named boy shall fall to and belong unto the said Othela Ann Smith alone and the lawful heirs of her body and provided also that upon the decease of the said Nancy Jane and Othela Ann Smith the above mentioned Negroes and increase shall be equally divided amongst the lawful heirs of their bodies and in case the said Nancy Jane and Othela Ann Smith both decease without heirs then and in that case the said Negro woman and increase together with the aforementioned boy shall descend to and belong to
      WILLIAM WILLINGHAM
      and his heirs. Provided nevertheless that I the said Ann Willingham so claim the right and possession of the above named Negroes and increase during my lifetime. In Testimony whereof I the said Ann Willingham have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written--signed in presence
      EDWARD A. STEED Ann (her mark) Willingham (Legal Seal)
      I. PITTS

      NOTE: Ann is the widow of William Willingham, son of Isaac d. 1810 Columbia Co., GA. This William Willingham is her son and the Smith girls are granddaughters and daughters of her daughter, Nancy, who married first to William Cleland and second to Joseph Smith.

      QUESTON: Can these Smith girls be found on the 1850 census?
      1850 Div 47 Jones Co.,, GA
      272 Joseph Smith 35 all born GA
      Nancy Smith 35 b. 1815 GA
      Nancy Cleland 13
      Othelia A Smith 11 [Left a slave 1844 by Ann Willingham, widow of William Willingham d. Jones Co., GA, son of Isaac d. 1810 GA & Martha.]
      Nancy J Smith 7 [Left a slave 1844 by Ann Willingham, widow of William Willingham d. Jones Co., GA, son of Isaac d. 1810 GA & Martha.]
      Eliza Smith 5 b. 1845
      Mary Smith 3
      Joanna Smith 1
      Bethina Cleland 6
      Wilson Whatley 62 Teacher
      David D Mitchell 25 overseer

      Jones Co., GA
      7 July 1845
      Personally came before me Edward A. Steed who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw Ann Willingham sign seal and deliver the within deed for the purpose therein mentioned and that the deposant subscribed the same as a witness and saw Isaac Pitts do so likewise. Sworn to and subscribed this 7 July 1845 before me, John Williamson, J.P.
      Edward A. Steed
      Recorded 17 July 1845
      Jesse Loyall, Clerk

      NOTE: Both Ann and her son, William, died 1850 in Jasper Co., GA. I don?t know who the older William Willingham is, but expect that he is the son of Thomas and Judith Finch Willingham.
      Mortality Schedule 1850 Jasper Co., GA
      p. 35 William Willingham, age 55 (b. 1795) b. GA d. Oct. 1850
      p. 46 Ann Willingham, widow, age 65 (b. 1785) b. SC d. March 1850. This is probably the widow of William m2 Ann Daniel Samuel. This is about her correct birth date and she was born in SC according to family records.
      p.? William Willingham, age 24 (b. 1826) b. GA d. Apr 1850 [I did not have this, but a descendant of Isaac b. 1820, administrator of the estate of this William, Donald Willingham, does.] This is the son, William, of William and Ann Samuel Daniel Willingham.
      =====================
      Additional information 2010
      Mike,
      You responded to the following message on the Glass family forum.
      Post #1931 Glass family forum by Tom Roberts robe1rts@alltel.net
      I am tryng to determine if Zachariah Glass [1759 in VA - 1826 in Newton Co, GA] had a daughter or grand daughter named Nancy Glass or Willingham [abt. 1815 in GA - 1874 Jones Co, GA]. Did she marry William Cleland [1805 in England - 1843 Jones Co, Ga]? The Nancy who married William Cleland later married Joesph Smith in Jones Co, GA.

      I'm sending you some records in the hopes that they will help you and then you will help me by explaining the relationships.

      1840 Sander's Dist. Jones Co., GA census
      William Cleland
      1 m 30-40, William b. 1800-1810
      3 f < 5, [Nancy b. ca 1837
      1 f 5-10,
      1 f 20-30 Nancy b. 1810-1820


      Jasper Co., GA marriages: Caleb W. Willingham m. 21 June 1810 in Jasper Co., GA to Elizabeth Glass. Caleb is son of Isaac Willingham died intestate 1810 Columbia Co., GA m. 1787 Granville Co., NC to Martha Brasfield. I found no Glass family listed on the 1820 Jasper Co, GA census.
      Jones Co., GA 1820
      Caleb Willingham, Capt. Seal?s Dist. p. 138,
      1 m 26-45 [b. 1775-1794 b. ca 1788], Caleb
      2 f < 10, b. 1810-1820
      1 f 16-26 Elizabeth age 10-20 from 1830 census; she probably married at about 16, b. ca 1794.
      NOTE: Caleb Willingham d. 1838 Jones Co., guardian & estate records, son of Isaac
      & Martha Brasefied Willingham. Settlement of Caleb?s estate mentions one son, William, an idiot.]

      Jones Co., GA 1830
      Caleb Willingham, p. 431 or 432,
      1 m 5-10, b. 1820-1825
      1 m 10-15, b. 1815-1820 Probably b. ca 1820 since not on 1820 census.
      1 m 40-50 [b. 1780-1790?ca 1788], Caleb d. 1838 Jones Co., GA
      1 f 10-15 [b. 1815-1820], Should be another female; is she Nancy b. ca 1815 m1. William Cleland and m2. Joseph Smith?
      1 f 30-40 Elizabeth b. 1790-1800; b. 1790-1794 from 1820 census; b. ca 1794
      NOTE: William Cleland is administrator of the estate of Caleb Willingham.

      1830 Jones Co., GA census.
      1 m < 5 (I believe this is William and Ann?s son, William, who d. Apr 1850 at age 24 in Jasper Co., GA; b. 1826.)
      1 m 5-10 (I believe that this is William?s son, Isaac b. 1820, who was administrator of the estate of his brother, William in Jasper Co., GA.)
      1 m 15-20 (This has got to be William, age 34-36, and the census is marked wrong.)
      1 f 5-10 (I believe that this is William and Ann?s daughter, Mary.)
      2 f 10-15 (This is the two daughters, Martha m. 11 Nov 1832 in Jones Co., GA to Charles D. Bostick and unknown. I think that the second daughter is Nancy m1. William Cleland and m2. Joseph Smith because Ann, widow of William, left money to two of the Smith girls.)
      1 f 30-40 (This is Ann Samuel Daniel Willingham.)

      SOURCE: Ordinary Minute Book, 1826-1837
      Jones Co., Georgia
      pg. 185 Tuesday, September 12th, 1837
      Court met pursuant to adjou---
      Present their honors JAMES GRAY
      JAMES GODWIN
      HOWELL F. WILLIAMS ESQRS.

      Ordered that WILLIAM JOHNSON ADMINISTRATOR of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM [NOTE: William Willingham is brother of Caleb Willingham m. Elizabeth Glass] deceased have leave to sell the Lands belonging to said Estate on a credit of twelve months upon advertising the same as required by the Law and the usual four months Notice having duly published, etc. no objections filed.

      pg. 186

      On application of WILLIAM CLELAND Administrator on the estate of CALEB WILLINGHAM deceased. It is ordered that WILLIAM L. MIDDLEBROOKS, GREEN WILLIAMSON, THOMAS J. MIDDLEBROOKS, EPHRAIM SANDERS/LANDERS and THOMAS H. STEED be and they or a majority of them are hereby appointed commissioners to divide the negroes belonging to the Estate of said decease--said commissioners to be sworn agreeable to Law and return their proceeedings to the court.

      On application of WILLIAM JOHNSON adminsitrator of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM deceased shewing that he has given the proper notice--It is ordered that WILLIAM L. MIDDLEBROOKS, GREEN (next page)

      pg. 187

      WILLIAMSON, EPHRAIMS SANDERS/LANDERS, MCALLISTER WILLIAMSON and THOMAS J. MIDDLEBROOKS be and they or a majority of them are hereby appointed commissioners to divide the Negroes of said dec'd amongst his distributees according to Law--the said Commissioners to be first sworn agreeable to Law and to make a record of their proceedings to this Court.

      Ordered that Letters of Guardianship of the person and property of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM, ORPHAN AND IDIOT SON of CALEB WILLINGHAM, deceased be granted to WILLIAM CLELAND on his giving bond and Security in the sum of TEN thousand dollars, and that the Clerk take WILLIAM JOHNSON AND ISAAC WILLINGHAM as securities.


      Ordered that Letters of Guardianship of the persons and property of WILLIAM AND MARY WILLINGHAM orphans of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM deceased be granted to ANN WILLINGHAM THIER MOTHER upon her giving bond and security in the sum of Eight thousand dollars and that the clerk take WILLIAM JOHNSON, WILLIAM CLELAND AND ISAAC WILLINGHAM securities.

      Ordered that Letters of Guardianship of the person and property of ISAAC WILLINGHAM orphan of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM dec'd be granted to CHARLES D. BOSTICK upon his giving bond and security in the sum of Four thousand dollars==and that the Clerk take WILLIAM JOHNSON AND WILLIAM CLELAND as securities.


      1840 Dist 825 Murray Co., GA [Cannot prove, but the following might be the widow, Elizabeth Glass Willingham, of Caleb Willingham.
      Elizabeth Willingham (indexed Willigngham)
      1 m 15-20 b. 1820-1825 Caleb had a son 5-10 in 1830. [?William R. b. ca 1826?]
      2 m 20-30 b. 1810-1820 Caleb had one son 10-15 in 1830 [?Helmin H. b. ca 1821 GA?]
      2 f 5-10 b. 1830-1835 [?Sarah b. ca 1835 GA and Nancy b. 1832 GA?]
      1 f 15-20 b. 1820-1825 Caleb had 1 f 10-15 in 1830
      1 f 40-50 Elizabeth b. 1790-1800; Caleb?s Elizabeth was 30-40 in 1830
      NOTE: This could be the family of Caleb and Elizabeth Glass Willingham.
      NOTE: Elizabeth Willingham m. 5 Jan 1842 in Murray Co., GA to John Golston (?Hudson)
      NOTE: Mary Ann Willingham m. 23 July 1846 in Murray Co., GA to Isaac Baugh


      1840 Sander's Dist. Jones Co., GA census
      William Cleland
      1 m 30-40, William b. 1800-1810
      3 f < 5, [Nancy b. ca 1837, ? , ?]
      1 f 5-10,
      1 f 20-30 Nancy b. 1810-1820

      1850 Div 47 Jones Co., GA
      Joseph Smith 35 GA [all born GA]
      Nancy Smith 35 f b. ca 1815
      Nancy Cleland 13 f b. ca 1837
      Othelia A Smith 11 b. ca 1839, implies married Smith ca 1838, but still married to Cleland in 1840?? Should this be Othelia A. Cleland?
      Nancy J Smith 7 b. ca 1843
      Eliza Smith 5
      Mary Smith 3
      Joanna Smith 1
      Bethina Cleland 6 f b. ca 1844. What is relationship?
      Wilson Whatley 62 m teacher
      David D Mitchell 25 m overseer

      NOTE: I believe it is the above Nancy J. Smith b. ca 1843 and Othelia A. Smith b. ca 1839 who are mentioned in the following document of Ann Willingham. If so, perhaps Nancy m1. William Cleland and m2. Joseph Smith is a daughter of William and Ann Samuels Willingham. The William Willingham named in the document is a son of William and Ann Samuels Willingham.
      William Willingham's widow, Ann Samuels Daniel Willingham, moved to Jasper Co., GA.
      Jasper Co., GA 20 Dec 1844
      Know all men by these presence that I, ANN WILLINGHAM, of the county and state aforesaid being of sound mind and memory do for and in consideration of the love and good will which I bear towards
      NANCY JANE SMITH and
      OTHELA ANN SMITH
      give and bequeath unto the said Nancy Jane and Othela Ann Smith a certain Negro woman by the name of MIMA and the increase of her body, also a small boy by the name of JERRY-and in case the said Nancy Jane survives the said Othela Ann Smith, then the said woman and here increase together with the above mentioned boy shall fall to and belong unto the said Nancy Jane alone and the lawful heirs of her body and provided that if the said Othela Ann Smith survives the said Nancy Jane Smith, then and in that case the above named woman and her increase together with the above named boy shall fall to and belong unto the said Othela Ann Smith alone and the lawful heirs of her body and provided also that upon the decease of the said Nancy Jane and Othela Ann Smith the above mentioned Negroes and increase shall be equally divided amongst the lawful heirs of their bodies and in case the said Nancy Jane and Othela Ann Smith both decease without heirs then and in that case the said Negro woman and increase together with the aforementioned boy shall descend to and belong to
      WILLIAM WILLINGHAM
      and his heirs. Provided nevertheless that I the said Ann Willingham so claim the right and possession of the above named Negroes and increase during my lifetime. In Testimony whereof I the said Ann Willingham have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written--signed in presence
      EDWARD A. STEED Ann (her mark) Willingham (Legal Seal)
      I. PITTS
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      Katherine Willingham Woerner

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      Name: William Willingham
      Number: 79
      District: 12th DISTRICT, FOURTH SECTION, CHEROKEE
      Residence: Sanders's
      County: Jones
      The 12th district, fourth section was located on the far west side of Murray County, GA when the county was created and may fall into Walker, Dade, or Whitfield County now
    • William Willingham to Wilson Williams
      State of Georgia Jones County 1809
      This indenture made this twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and nine, between William Willingham of the County of Columbia of the one part and Wilson Williams of the other part both of the above State and County. Witnessth that for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, I have bargained and by these presents do bargain and sell unto Wilson Williams a certain lot of land #183 lying in the 12th dist. when drawn Baldwin Co., now Jones County and drew by Nancy Jones, Columbia Co, now Jones County and drew by Nancy Jones, Columbia Co., the same lot having such shapes hear the plat, annexed to the grand, will represent which said lot of land I do warrant, and forever defend unto the said Wilson Williams forever, I bind myself my heirs, executors and do sign warrant, and forever defend and forever defend the same in fee simple unto the above mentioned Wilson Williams together with all its appurtanances there unto belonging, signed, sealed the day and date first above written in presence of John Driver, John R. Scott, Goodridge Driver. Signed 10th Oct 1809, Recorded Nov 30, 1809

      Wilson Williams 1797-1874 mar. 1820 Sarah Kimbrough 1804-1871