Caroline Word

F, b. circa 1795
  • Birth*: Caroline Word was born circa 1795 at NC.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Adams Word and Justiana Dickinson.
  • Marriage*: Caroline Word married William Faulkner, son of Joseph Forkner and (?) Forkner, on 1 June 1816 at Surry Co., NC; According to Surry Co. Marriages page 64; William Faulkner married Caroline Word 1 June 1816; Thomas A. Word was bondsman.1
  • Census: Caroline Word appeared on the census of 7 October 1850 at Union, Ste. Genevieve Co., MO. Caroline Vance/Nance is living with Allen Vance/Nance? Allen is 52 years old and a farmer. He has real estate valued at $100. Also living with them are 5 "Fockner" children. Living next to them is Joseph T. Fockner, age 27, and his family. Joseph is Caroline's brother-in-law.2
  • Census*: She appeared on the census of 4 August 1860 at Ripley, Tippah Co., MS. She is 62 years old and was born in Georgia. She is living with her son William C. Falkner.3

Family: William Faulkner b. c 1795, d. c 1842

Citations

  1. [S257] Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Surry County, N.C. 1779-1868, pg 64.
  2. [S1214] 1850 St. Genevieve Co., Mo. Census, page 247b.
  3. [S650] 1860 Tippah Co., Miss. Census.

Eleanor Word1

F, b. 3 June 1779
  • Birth*: Eleanor Word was born on 3 June 1779 at NC.1
  • Marriage*: She married John Hooper circa 1800.1

Family: John Hooper b. c 1778

Citations

  1. [S41] Jo White Linn, Surry County N.C. Will Abstracts Vol 1-3 1771-1827, pg 30.

Elizabeth A. Word1

F, b. circa 1812
  • Birth*: Elizabeth A. Word was born circa 1812 at NC.1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Adams Word and Justiana Dickinson.1
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth A. Word married Charles W. Humphreys circa 1829.2
  • Census*: Elizabeth A. Word appeared on the census of 9 September 1850 at Tippah Co., MS. Elizabeth A. is 38 years old. She and her children are living with husband Charles W. Humphreys, age 50. Charles is a farmer and has real estate valued at $1,000.3

Family: Charles W. Humphreys b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S1216] Joel Williamson, William Faulkner and Southern History, pg 16.
  2. [S1216] Joel Williamson, William Faulkner and Southern History.
  3. [S651] 1850 Tippah Co., Miss. Census.

Elizabeth Adams Word1

F, b. 3 June 1776, d. 4 October 1858

Family: Matthew Brooks Hooper b. 16 Jun 1768, d. 11 Oct 1856

Citations

  1. [S41] Jo White Linn, Surry County N.C. Will Abstracts Vol 1-3 1771-1827, pg 30.
  2. [S2094] Unknown author, Obadiah Hooper, Sr. Family Tree.

James Dickinson Word

M, b. 17 March 1797, d. 30 May 1890
  • Birth*: James Dickinson Word was born on 17 March 1797 at Surry Co., NC.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Adams Word and Justiana Dickinson.
  • Marriage*: James Dickinson Word married Nancy Forkner, daughter of Joseph Forkner and (?) Forkner, on 11 October 1816 at Surry Co., NC; Thomas A. Word was the bondsman for the marriage of James Word and Nancy Forkner on 11 Oct 1816 in Surry Co. N.C. per Surry Co. Marriages page 225.2
  • Marriage*: James Dickinson Word married Jane B. Hooper on 22 November 1854 at Bartow Co., GA.3
  • Will*: James Dickinson Word left a will on 13 March 1888 at Tishomingo Co., MS. The State of Mississippi
    Tishomingo County
    Art 1. In the name of God, Amen. I James Word of the County and State afore said being of sound and disposing mind thanks be to God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and former following to wit: I assign my spirit into the hands of almighty God who gave it trusting and believing in the final holiness and happiness of all man kind through and by the merits of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ the 15th chapter 1st Corinthians 2nd chapter 1st Timothy 11th chapter Romans and my body to as decently buried by the side of my late beloved wife Jane B Word in the Iuka cemetery with out ostentation or show and a similar slab as the one set at the head of her grave set at mine by my executors here in after named --
    Art 2. As to debt I should owe none and should therefore give my executors out little trouble in that sense. But my will and desire is that all my dues be collected as soon as possible without distressing my debtors unnecessarily so that my little affects may be divided among my children and grandchildren here in after named. I have kept an account against each of them since they became of age or inter married which amounts may be found in a yellow bound ledger book in the back of my trunk.
    Art 3. My Son T. J. Word has had one thousand four hundred and sixty dollars $1460.00 my Daughter Ellen E Nance has had one thousand and eighty five dollars $1085.00 my Daughter Amelia Price has had Eleven hundred and thirty four dollars $1134.00 my Son Charles M Word has had two thousand nineteen dollars and fourteen cents $2019.14 my Daughter Sarah Jane Hutchens now divorced has had five hundred and seventy five dollars $575.00 which amounts may be considered as gifts or otherwise.
    Art 4. If so the amounts in said book will show my will and desire is that all my children and grand children here in named shall receive a sufficient amount out of my estate to make them equal to Charles M Word
    My son T. J. Word to have one share, My Daughter Ellen E Nance one share, My Daughter Amelia Price one share, Milles B one share, Nathan James and Mary Amelia Hutchens children of my divorced Daughter Sarah J Hutchens to have one share.
    Art 5. In case there should anything left after having made these all equal with my son Charles M Word then he is to come in and share equal with the other heirs herein mentioned.
    Art 6. I also will and bequeath to my Daughter Ellen E Nance a certain portion of my present residence for and during her natural life or so long as she may occupy the same Beginning on a small hickory near the north east corner of my old garden on the east side of the road leading out of main street in Iuka turning an easterly corner with Mrs Nelson’s line to the north east corner of said garden, thence with the line of said garden a southern corner to outside fence fifteen feet beyond thence a parallel line with my outside fence a westerly corner to Hickory on the east side of the fore mentioned road thence to the said road to the beginning including dwelling out houses ------ -- this not to be taken as any part off her legacy but is given in consideration of the trouble she has already had and may have in keeping house for me since the death of my beloved wife Jane B Word. But in case of her death or removal off of said then it is to revert and become a part of my common estate and to be disposed of by executors herein after mentioned as other real estate manner in this instrument.
    Art 7. I hereby authorize and empower my said executors herein after mentioned to sell and dispose of all of my real estate which I may have purchased or seized off at public or private sales they think best without any order of court or any other legal proceedings and on final and complete payment being made to make and execute title in fee simper to the purchaser or purchasers them and from payment not having been made that on complete payment being made, to make and execute title to the purchasers there of on the above terms. I do hereby appoint W. P. Hanley and John T. Barnett my true and trusted friends executors to carry into effect this my last will and testament and my will and desire is that my said executors shall not as required to gain bond and security for the faithful performance of their duty having unshaken confidence in their moral honesty and dignity. Signed sealed and published and declared in presence of the subscribing witness the 8th day of February 1886- James Word
    W.B. Mcyecer
    W.W. Hanley
    A. H. Gibson
    The State of Mississippi
    Tishomingo County
    This Writing is a Will made be me the 8th day February 1886 and I wish to write this as a codicil of the same. I will to my daughter Ellen E Nance all the land contained in my present residence being land purchased of M. A. Simmons many years since and bounded as follows Beginning at a small Hickory on the west side of the road leading out of main street in the town of Iuka down the south west corner of Mrs. Nelson’s land turning a south east corner on her line to Branch Creek thence up said creek to J. T. Wraner’s land thence west to a small Red Oak opposite to Zllington Houses thence with road to the beginning containing 12 ½ Acers more or less also all the kitchen and house hold furniture all the stock corn and hay on hand and she is not to allow to my executors nor anyone else for any part of the farm I give it to her in fee simper to do with as she pleases for the trouble she has in keeping house and may have for me. Signed sealed this 13th day March 1888. James Word
    D.L. Cogdall
    E. I. Candlas Jr
    W. W. Dawkins.
  • Death*: He died on 30 May 1890 at Iuka, Tishomingo Co., MS, at age 93 .4
  • Obituary: On 13 June 1890 at Atlanta, GA, Colonel James Word, once well known to Georgia, died in Luka, Miss.May 30th 1890. He was born in Surrey County, North Carolina, four miles from the line of Virginia, March 17th 1797, and at the time of his death was in his ninety-fourth year. His grandfather was a soldier in the revolutionary war, and was killed at King's Mountain. His father and himself were soldiers in the War of 1812, he being a mere boy. He was mustered out of service at Norfolk, Va. at the close of the war in 1815. He moved to Franklin County, Ga. in 1821, and in 1827 moved from there and settled in Dekalb County, seven miles north of Decatur, which was then an almost unsettled country. He and his family lived in a tent until they could get the materials out of the forest to build a cabin. In 1861, he, Colonel Fouche and Captain Frank Shropshire, of Floyd County were elected Delegates to the Georgia Convention which took Georgia out of the Union. He voted for and signed the Ordinance of Secession, and aided in the formation of new Constitution when the Convention reassembled at Savannah.4

Family 1: Nancy Forkner b. c 1795

  • Marriage*: He married Nancy Forkner, daughter of Joseph Forkner and (?) Forkner, on 11 October 1816 at Surry Co., NC; Thomas A. Word was the bondsman for the marriage of James Word and Nancy Forkner on 11 Oct 1816 in Surry Co. N.C. per Surry Co. Marriages page 225.2

Family 2: Jane B. Hooper

  • Marriage*: James Dickinson Word married Jane B. Hooper on 22 November 1854 at Bartow Co., GA.3

Citations

  1. [S649] Unknown compiler, "The Money Tree", Ancestral File.
  2. [S257] Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Surry County, N.C. 1779-1868, pg 225.
  3. [S1540] Unknown volume, Georgia Marriages 1699 - 1944, unknown repository.
  4. [S950] The Atlanta Constiturion, 13 Jun 1890.

John Jackson Word1,2

M, b. 20 April 1843, d. 19 October 1909

Citations

  1. [S1190] 1850 Marshall Co., MS Census, pg 365.
  2. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.

Joshua Word1

M, b. 8 February 1775
  • Birth*: Joshua Word was born on 8 February 1775 at NC.1
  • Marriage*: He married Elizabeth Hooper circa 1795.2

Family: Elizabeth Hooper b. c 1776

Citations

  1. [S41] Jo White Linn, Surry County N.C. Will Abstracts Vol 1-3 1771-1827.
  2. [S41] Jo White Linn, Surry County N.C. Will Abstracts Vol 1-3 1771-1827, pg 30.

Justiana Word1

F, b. circa 1841, d. 23 June 1889

Citations

  1. [S1190] 1850 Marshall Co., MS Census, pg 365.
  2. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.

Justiana Dickinson Word

F, b. 21 October 1815, d. 18 September 1898
  • Birth*: Justiana Dickinson Word was born on 21 October 1815 at NC.1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Adams Word and Justiana Dickinson.
  • Marriage*: Justiana Dickinson Word married John Wesley Thompson on 24 July 1834.2
  • Census*: Justiana Dickinson Word appeared on the census of 2 September 1850 at Tippah Co., MS. She is 34 years old and was born in N.C. She is living with her husband John W. Thompson, age 41, born N.C. They have no children. John is a lawyer and has real estate valued at $1,500.3
  • (Witness) Census: She appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 in the household of John Wesley Thompson Falkner at Ripley, Tippah Co., MS; He is 31 years old and employed as a lawyer. His aunt Justina Thompson, wife of John Wesley Thompson, is living with him and his family.4,5
  • Death*: Justiana Dickinson Word died on 18 September 1898 at Tippah Co., MS, at age 82 .1

Family: John Wesley Thompson b. 28 Apr 1809, d. 21 Jun 1873

Citations

  1. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.
  2. [S523] Unknown author, Ancestry.Com.
  3. [S651] 1850 Tippah Co., Miss. Census.
  4. [S498] 1880 Mississippi Census.
  5. [S2097] 1880 Tippah Co., MS Census.

Martha Word1

F, b. 2 September 1770
  • Birth*: Martha Word was born on 2 September 1770 at NC.1
  • Marriage*: She married David Humphries circa 1790.1

Family: David Humphries b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S41] Jo White Linn, Surry County N.C. Will Abstracts Vol 1-3 1771-1827, pg 30.

Sarah Mary Elizabeth Word1,2

F, b. 7 September 1849, d. 1 June 1929

Citations

  1. [S1190] 1850 Marshall Co., MS Census.
  2. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.

Thomas Adams Word

M, b. 12 December 1768, d. 12 February 1831
  • Birth*: Thomas Adams Word was born on 12 December 1768 at Mount Airy, Surry Co., NC.1
  • Marriage*: He married Justiana Dickinson on 15 February 1792 at Surry Co., NC.2
  • Deed*: Thomas Adams Word recorded a deed on 27 December 1794 at Surry Co., NC. He deeded to Lewis Forkner, Edmund Hodges, and Obediah Baker, Elders of Baptist Church in Hollow Settlement, for the "desire said Word has to promote worship of the only true God and encouragement of Schools of Knowledge," 10 acres on Lovins Creek, middle fork of Tarrarat River, Donaldsons School House Branch; part of state grant to Charles Word (specifies Elders give free priviledge for worship of God of other established churches except when in use by Baptists, to keep up Schools and by no means erect Dwelling houses, houses of public drinking places or any other practice of immorality). Wit: richard Laurance, Matthew Davis, John McKinney, Sr.(There are loose estates papers at the NC Archives.)3
  • (Witness) Deed: He witnessed the deed of Lewis Sr. Forkner on 20 July 1795 at Surry Co., NC; Lewis Forkner purchased 100 acres from David Humphreys for 150 pounds Virginia Currency. The property was formerly property of Thomas Smith by deed 3 Apr 1780 on waters of Renfroe Creek where public waggon road crosses said creek. Wit: Benjamin Humphreys and Thomas A. Word.4
  • (Witness) Marriage: Thomas Adams Word witnessed the marriage of James Dickinson Word and Nancy Forkner on 11 October 1816 at Surry Co., NC; Thomas A. Word was the bondsman for the marriage of James Word and Nancy Forkner on 11 Oct 1816 in Surry Co. N.C. per Surry Co. Marriages page 225.5
  • Death*: Thomas Adams Word died on 12 February 1831 at Habersham Co., GA, at age 62 .1

Family: Justiana Dickinson b. Mar 1776, d. 20 Feb 1865

Citations

  1. [S649] Unknown compiler, "The Money Tree", Ancestral File.
  2. [S257] Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Surry County, N.C. 1779-1868, page 225.
  3. [S41] Jo White Linn, Surry County N.C. Will Abstracts Vol 1-3 1771-1827.
  4. [S264] Mrs. W. O. Absher, Surry County, N.C. Deeds Books D, E, and F 1779-1797.
  5. [S257] Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Surry County, N.C. 1779-1868, pg 225.
  6. [S1216] Joel Williamson, William Faulkner and Southern History, pg 16.

Thomas Jefferson Word

M, b. 6 February 1805, d. 25 May 1890

Thomas Jefferson Word

Family: Mary Elizabeth Jackson b. 2 Mar 1822, d. 13 Mar 1852

Citations

  1. [S1190] 1850 Marshall Co., MS Census, pg 365.
  2. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com, Col. Thomas Jefferson Word's Texas burial.
  3. [S1190] 1850 Marshall Co., MS Census.

Thomas Jefferson Word Jr.1

M, b. 14 November 1848, d. 7 June 1922
  • Birth*: Thomas Jefferson Word Jr. was born on 14 November 1848 at Marshall Co., MS.1,2
  • He was the son of Thomas Jefferson Word and Mary Elizabeth Jackson.1
  • Death*: Thomas Jefferson Word Jr. died on 7 June 1922 at Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, at age 73 .2
  • Obituary: Circa 9 June 1922 at Dallas, TX, Judge Jeff Word Dies of Pneumonia~

    Texas Jurist Ends Career of Fifty Years in Dallas~

    Judge Jeff Word 74 years old, well-known Jurist of Texas,
    who had been in Dallas fifty years, died at his residence, ---- Ross Avenue at 10:15 o'clock Wednesday morning.

    He had not been in the best of health, but was able to walk from the business district to his home Saturday. The exertion is believed to have brought illness which developed into pneumonia on Monday morning. His condition was not thought serious until early Wednesday when he began sinking rapidly.

    Judge Word was born in Holly Springs, Miss. Nov 14, 1848. With his father Thomas Jeff Word, he moved to Texas a few
    years later, where the family settled at Palestine. He married Miss Mary Reeves daughter of Judge Ruben A. reeves and niece of Roger Q. Mills.

    As a young man he began a brilliant law practice as the partner of Judge John H. Reagan of Palestine. After moving to Dallas he continued general practice until a few years ago when his partner her Judge J.W. Thompson died. Since that time Judge Word had specialized in civil matters.

    He is survived by his wife, one son, Arthur Word of St. Louis. Three daughters; Mrs. Louise Leftwich of Carlsbad, N.M., Mrs. William Cavin and Mrs. Olive Titterington of Dallas and a granddaughter Olive Titterington.

    Judge Word was one of the oldest practicing attorneys in Dallas and was a member of the Central Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, and will be in charge of Dr. Graham Frank. At Greenwood Cemetery Masonic burial services will be held.

    above bio from Find A Grave contributor Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick.2

Citations

  1. [S1190] 1850 Marshall Co., MS Census.
  2. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.

William Word1

M, b. 19 May 1772
  • Birth*: William Word was born on 19 May 1772 at NC.1
  • Marriage*: He married Elizabeth Bryson circa 1792.1

Family: Elizabeth Bryson b. c 1772

Citations

  1. [S41] Jo White Linn, Surry County N.C. Will Abstracts Vol 1-3 1771-1827, pg 30.

Jane Worrel

F, b. circa 1802, d. 29 July 1887

Family: Green Renn b. c 1800, d. c 1877

Citations

  1. [S5] Warren Co., N.C. 1860 Census.
  2. [S21] N.C. Marriage Bonds unknown file number, pg 8879.

Catherine Kitty Worrell1

F, b. circa 1817

Family: Doctor Mansfield Duke b. c 1810

Citations

  1. [S992] Unknown volume, North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741-2004, www.Ancestry.com.
  2. [S65] 1850 Granville Co., N.C. Census.

Betsy Josephine "Joe" Worsley1

F, b. 19 August 1925, d. 10 November 2003

Family: James Eldridge Parkin b. 10 Aug 1924, d. 21 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.

Joseph Marion Worsley1

M, b. 1 December 1903, d. 12 April 1979

Family: Sally Genora Renn b. 6 Jul 1904, d. 8 Oct 1977

Citations

  1. [S1414] Franklin Co., N.C. Marriage License unknown file number.
  2. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.
  3. [S865] Unknown author, N.C. Birth Index 1800 - 2000.
  4. [S971] Unknown author, Florida Death Index 1877 - 1998.

Andrew Lynn Wortham1

M, b. 3 September 1926, d. 6 February 2014

Family: Phyllis Rose Gupton

Citations

  1. [S1169] David H. Gupton, Faulkner.
  2. [S992] Unknown volume, North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741-2004, www.Ancestry.com.
  3. [S522] The Daily Dispatch, 7 Feb 2014.

John D. Wortham1

M, b. 17 July 1842, d. 5 May 1923

Family: Mary Jane Renn b. 18 May 1856, d. 8 Jul 1910

Citations

  1. [S242] Henderson Gold Leaf, 5 May 1887.
  2. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.

Lillian Beatrice Wortham1

F, b. 24 May 1915, d. 5 January 1995

Family 1: James Ira Renn b. 1 May 1915, d. 5 Sep 1967

Family 2: Theodore Darrell Hedgepeth b. c 1928, d. 11 Apr 2005

Citations

  1. [S2364] Unknown volume, Virginia Marriage Records 1936-2014, www.Ancestry.com.
  2. [S2354] Unknown volume, Social Security Applications & Claims Index, 1936 - 2007, unknown repository.
  3. [S992] Unknown volume, North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741-2004, www.Ancestry.com.

Lottie Wortham

F, b. 26 January 1891, d. 1 November 1983

Family: Jesse Thomas Hester b. 6 Aug 1889, d. 4 Apr 1970

  • Jessie Mavis Hester
  • Winston L. D. Hester
  • Myrtle Wortham Hester

Citations

  1. [S849] Unknown author, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908 -2004.
  2. [S138] Unknown volume, Vance Co., N.C. Marriage Register, Register of Deeds Vance Co., NC Courthouse.

Mamie Alice Wortham1

F, b. 18 April 1890, d. 10 June 1911

Citations

  1. [S1213] Unknown author, Findagrave.com.

Richard A. Wortham1

M, b. 8 July 1875, d. 7 October 1960

Family: Eula Jones b. 5 Apr 1880, d. 14 Jan 1946

  • Ollie H. Wortham2
  • Allie Wortham2
  • Fredie Wortham2
  • Annie B. Wortham2
  • Viola Wortham2
  • John D. Wortham2

Citations

  1. [S1099] Unknown volume, Lenoir Co., N.C. Death Certificate, www.Ancestry.com.
  2. [S626] 1910 Granville Co., N.C. Census.

Hyrum Worthington1

M, b. circa 1874

Family: Hannah Forkner b. c 1876

Citations

  1. [S1992] Unknown volume, Utah County Marriages, 1887 - 1937, unknown repository.
  2. [S1987] Unknown volume, California County Marriages 1850 - 1952, unknown repository.

Spencer Forkner Worthington1

M, b. 1898

Citations

  1. [S1987] Unknown volume, California County Marriages 1850 - 1952, unknown repository.

Agnes Wren

F, b. circa 1858

Allen Wren

M, b. before 1780
  • Birth*: Allen Wren was born before 1780 at NC.
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of Elizabeth Allen and Daniel Edwards on 17 May 1809 at Warren Co., NC; Daniel married Lezy (Elizabeth) Allen. Allen Wren was the bondsman. Allen Wren's mother was an Allen.1

Citations

  1. [S198] Unknown author, Marriages of Bute and Warren Counties, North Carolina 1764-1868, pg 54.

Delitha Jane Wren

F, b. February 1827, d. 1905
  • Birth*: Delitha Jane Wren was born in February 1827 at NC.
  • She was the daughter of William Wren and Middie Clark.
  • Marriage*: Delitha Jane Wren married Moses Bennett Faulkner, son of James Falkner and (?) Bennett, in 1843 at NC.
  • Census*: Delitha Jane Wren appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Bedford Co., TN. Delitha is 51 years old and living with her son William H.1
  • Census: She appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Bedford Co., TN. Delitha J. is 75 years old. She was born in Feb 1825 in N.C.
    She has had 10 children and 5 are still living.2
  • Death*: She died in 1905 at Bedford Co., TN.

Family: Moses Bennett Faulkner b. 1824, d. 1879

Citations

  1. [S2265] 1880 Bedford Co., Tenn. Census.
  2. [S2266] 1900 Bedford Co., Tenn. Census.