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Re: William Worsham, Henrico Co. VA
Posted by: Robert Dale Sweeney Date: June 14, 1999 at 13:11:16
In Reply to: William Worsham, Henrico Co. VA by Vickie Harris of 811

As to the supposed Elizabeth "Littleberry" (who married Col. Francis Epes after the death of William Worsham) see my posting of 23. May. As for William Worsham, the only clue about his family seems to be that he and a George Worsham patented land in 1652 together, part of which was sold to William Worsham in 1640 (for all this see Boddie's Southside Virginia Families, Vol. II, pp. 382ff). This George may possibly have been a brother. In 1666 there was a patent of land to one John Wilson which adjoined the land of "the Orphants of George and William Worsham". The LDS Ancestral File on this William calls him "John William" (why I do not know) and states that he was born 1625 and died 1660/61, whereas his wife Elizabeth Littleberry was born 1623 and died 23. Sept. 1678, and that they were married in Charles City County in 1643. The only one of these dates that I have found elsewhere is Mrs. Elizabeth (_________)Worsham Epes' death date, which is well attested. One's faith in this file is somewhat shaken by their son William's supposedly being born in 1647, and his children in turn being born from 1656 to 1660, except for a son William whose birth and death dates are the same as his father's. This dubious Mormon biology apart, it does not purport to find parents for either one of this couple. If there is any basis for his birth date of 1625, then he could not have been the patentee of the land in 1640, and the natural assumption would be that William the patentee was the father of George and William and that William, Sr., was dead by 1652 and that both George and William, Jr. in turn were dead by 1666, leaving minor children. Perhaps more can be settled in the forthcoming major book on the Worshams.


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