WILLIFORD ANCESTORS BELOW. ANCESTORS OF SANDRA WALDROP DOOLITTLE , JUANITA WALDROP HIRSCH AND KITTY
KAT. STARTING WITH THE 5TH GENERATION PARENTS OF CHARITY WILLIFORD (J.W. BAXTER), EUNICE "UNITY" WILLIFORD (BENJAMIN F. WOULARD) AND NANCY WILLIFORD (JAMES P. GRIFFIN) (BELOW) IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILLIFORDS THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDED,PLEASE LET ME KNOW : firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin F. Woulard 1805
*******************************1850 WAYNE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI CENSUS*************************** 15 38 38 Wouliard Benjaiman 45 M F 250 N.C. REMARKS:
surname may be Wooliard******
16 38 38 Wouliard Unity 37 F Miss *** 17 38 38 Wouliard
Elizabeth**** 13 F Ala X 18 38 38 Wouliard
Harriett 11 F Ala X 19 38 38 Wouliard
Benjaman 8 M Ala X 20 38 38 Wouliard
William 7 M Ala X 21 38 38 Wouliard
Delia 5 F Ala X 22 38 38 Wouliard
James M ***
** mIssing on this 1850 Wayne County, Mississippi Census, Erasmus Gloria Eliza born before Elizabeth,born 1837. Gloria Eliza was already married to Elijah Dearman and lived close to Ben and Unity on Ceneus. Also not mentioned on this 1850 Census is Dicey Woulard, (1)Lofton(2)McGuire.
We believe Erasmus and Dicey Woulard were born betwee 1850 and1855 and Unity might have died in Child birth, since she isn't mention on the 1860 census.
******REMARKS: The name was spelled different ways form the time our WOULARDS left North Carolina in the early 1800s traveling and setteling in Wayne County, Mississippi. Wollard, Wolilard, Woolard, Wouliard,but the mid to early 1800s their name was spelled WOULARD, but was often misspelled by the Census Takers.
*** "Unity " Unice Williford Woulard was born in Georgia. This is the last time Unity is mentioned on the 1850 Census in the Wayne County, Mississippi Census. It is believed that Unity died between 1850 and 1860. There is not mention of her death. We do not know, so far, when she died or where she is buried. She may have been buried in a family plot or a Church Cemetery. I am still researching. (December 12, 2003.)
*** Elizabeth is our Mary Elizabeth Woulatd who married (1)William (2)Young Moss, (3)Potolemy Buckalew and Masters, (name could have been Wilfred, Henry, or J. O.). We do not know his name.
Grandmaw Minnie Lee Masters Waldrop (James Harry Waldrop) and Fannie Masters, Barrett , Sweeting were half sisters, they shared the same Master's name. ********************************************************
Benjamin F. Woulard born in North Carolina and came thru Georgia , Alabama and settled in Wayne County, Mississippi. He traveled with his parents brothers and sister. Parents, Simeon and Eliza Woulard. Simeon Born 1780 North Carolina. Sister Amelia ""Milly" married Riley Griffin . Brother, Arrold Woulard and another brother John W. Woulard born in 1806 in North Carolina. John married Elizabeth Grimes. John was called "Capt. John".
In 1839 he owned land in Alabama, the deed was recorded in St. Stephens. For many years Alabama was included in the Territory of Mississippi.
Benjamin met and married Unity Williford ,December 31, 1829.(Unity was born in Georgia 1813) Charlotte Elizabeth "Chairy" Williford(Born Georgia 1808) and Unity Williford were sisters. Unity and Chairty's grand children married. James Harry Waldrop son of Sarah A. Baxter and Dr. Joseph Ryan Waldrop married the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Woulard, Moss, Buckalew, Masters. Minnie and Harry were second cousins. This is my line. Sandra Lee Waldrop Doolittle and Juanita Deloras Waldrop Stone Hirsch. (Carlton Howard Doolittle C.L.U. 1940-2000 and Allen Lee Hirsch, Sr.)
Benjamin and Unity's children:
Eliza Woulard married Elisha P. Dearman he was born in Escambia County , Florida. Died Nov. 1883. In Washington County, Alabama he married Gloria Eliza Woulard , November 19, 1848.
Mary Elizabeth Woulard Born 1837 married William Young Moss, Poltomey Buckalew and Masters children; Oliver L. Buckalew, Dora Buckalew, (Mrs Swan Johnson), Minnie Lee Masters, married James Harry Waldrop and Fannie Louise Masters, married Joe Barrett and Sweeting.
Mary Elizabeth Woulard (b. 1835, d. 1897)
Mary Elizabeth Woulard (daughter of Benjamin F. Woulard and Unity Williford) was born 1835 in Washington County, Alabama, and died 1897 in Vinegar Bend, Washington County, Alabama. She married (1) JO/Henry/Milfred Masters. She married (2) Potolemy Buckaloo, son of John Buckaloo and Nancy Beech. She married (3) William Young Moss on January 06, 1853 in Washington County, Alabama, son of Robert Francis Moss and Nancy Weight. She married (4) Potolemy Buckaloo on April 29, 1864, son of John Buckaloo and Nancy Beech.
More About Mary Elizabeth Woulard and William Young Moss: Marriage: January 06, 1853, Washington County, Alabama.
Mary Elizabeth Woulard and William Young Moss:
William Young Moss (son of Robert Francis Moss and Nancy Weight) was born October 06, 1826 in Washington County, Alabama, and died March 16, 1885 in Buried at Spring Bank Baptist Church Washington Co..
He married (1) Sabrinah Beech, daughter of Peter Beech and Mary. He married (2) Mary Elizabeth Woulard on January 06, 1853 in Washington County, Alabama, daughter of Benjamin F. Woulard and Unity Williford.
More About William Young Moss and Mary Elizabeth Woulard: Marriage: January 06, 1853, Washington County, Alabama.
Ohio Railroad. Oliver died at an early age of 28. Stories goes when he was young, he was sickly and the girls adored him and watched over him. I have received a blessing by finding Oliver L. Buckalew's grandson, Zack T. Buckalew. Zack is my third half cousin since Oliver L. Buckalew and Minnie Lee Master Waldrop were half sister and brother. I just received a picture of Aunt Joe Ollie and Aunt Helen Elizabeth Waldrop's picture taken about 1904. These are the daughters of Minnie Lee Masters and James Harry Waldrop. The girls grandmother is Mary Elizabeth Moss, Buckalew, Master's granddaughters. Mary Elizabeth is also Zack T. Buckalew's great grandmother.
Harriet Woulard Born 1839
Benjamin F. Woulard , Jr. Born 1842, died in State Line, Mississippi in 1914. Ben married Anne McGuire who had a daughter Ella Dora McGuire who married George Thomas Loper, in State Line, Mississippi Aug. 18, 1867. They lived in Loper , Alabama Ben fought in the Civil War and has two Civil War Markers standing in State Line Cemetery and the Kittrell's Cemtery, both in State Line, Mississippi. Ben is written about in the book" James Copeland Outlaw" in the Index.
Dicey Woulard Born 1852 . She married Lofton and McGuire. Children Charles McGuire, Eleanor McGuire, Gindler. Eleanor "Ella" McGuire married George Washington Loper. they lived in Loper, Alabama.
William Woulard Born 1843
James Woulard Born 1848
E. A. Woulard Born 1854 Mississippi. Married 1883 Oureal Murray
Zack Terrell Buckalew, Grandson of Oliver L Buckalew, Nephew of Minnie Lee Masters Waldrop.
In the Appendix of the James Copeland Outlaw in the back is a story about a Detective Ben Woulard who lived in Wayne County, Mississippi , on the State line of Alabama and Mississippi. ( Ben Woulard Born 1842, died in State Line , Mississippi, Wayne County . He married Anne McGuire and his step daugher Eleanor McGuire married George Washington Loper and they lived in Loper, Alabama.
June 6, 1872 - Escatawpa , Alabama, Washington County
When W. C. Stanley, of Escatawpa, Alabama , Washington County. was shot, killed and buried in a shallow grave, two or three days later, J. L Cooper came along came thru the woods and found wood hogs around Stanley's body. (Cooper was married to my gr grandmother's sister Nancy Baxter Cooper. ) (Cooper was kill soon after he found the body of Stanley, on the M & O Rail Road and didn't live long enough to Testify.(Killed 1875)
(William Cooper 's wife and sister in law, my great grandmother was Dectective Ben Woulard's first cousin)
Detective Ben Woulard , was call upon because of his brave reputation and fighting in the Civil War. >From the Book: Ben Woulard, Jr. 1842-1914
"They well knowing Mr. B. F. Woulard to be a close observer, and active and energetic in every other respect, appointed him as the most suitable and reliable person in the capacity of detective to ferret out and apprenhend the guilty parties. He obeyed the call, and after Frost took the first train to Mobile, Alabama, where after much tgrouble he learned that Frost had departed for Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Still forward and without delay, he very soon reached that place, where he found him stoppiing with with one of his aunts, and arrested him almost without distrubibng the family.
Mr. Woulard well knew that Frost, prior to the murder of Stanley, was without money and did not really have respectable clothing to wear, though when arrested, he had two valises well packed with good substantial clothing, which he purchased when passing through Mobile, as learned by detective Woulard.
It was now plain to detective Woulard that Frost had received money some where, and was required to give an account of the same. He answered by declaring to have obtainded it by registered letter. On further investigation it was satifactorily shown that he had received not registered letter; and now finding it was vain to appempt to conceal any further, he was about to make a confession of the whole affair; but a person by the name of Cotton, in Mobile, stepped up and learbed the cause of the arrest, when to detective Woulard, he proposed for Frost was placed in Cotton"s custody for something like an hour, when returned with this report: "You have certainly got the right man; go now and arrest Oye and his wife, at Escatawpa" In compliance with such advice, detective Woulard lost no time, but hurried back with Frost, and here did arrest Oye.
MARY ELIZABETH WOULARDS:
Stories go that Great Grandmaw Mary Elizabeth Woulard, William Young Moss, Potolemy Buckalew , Masters had been married three times. Oliver L.Buckalew and Dora Buckalew (Mrs. Swan Johnson) belonged to Poltoemy Buckalew. Minnie Lee Masters (Mrs. James Harry Waldrop) and Fannie Louise Masters(Mrs. Joe Barrett and Mrs. Sweeting.) were half sisters, even tho they had the same last name. Minnie had black hair and black eyes and great aunt Fannie had auburn red hair and green eyes. They always whispered that it was their secret , and it was, they took it to thier graves.
I have a beautiful picture of a very handsome relative who is helping me with my Buckalew/Woulard research. Zack Terrell Buckalew, Jr. Zack is the son of Zack Terrell, Sr, and the grand son of Oliver L. Buckalew and the great grandson of Potolemy Buckalew and Mary Elizabeth Woulard, Moss, Buckalew, Masters and the gr gr grandson of Benjamin F. Woulard and Unity Williford Woulard and gr. gr gr grandson of Simeon and Eliza Woulard
Zack's wife is Frances Ethlyn Husband. Their children are Zack Terrell Bucaklew,III, Sharyn Dianne Buckalew and kelly Suzette Buckalew.
GLORIA ELIZA WOULARD --DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN F. AND UNITY WILLIFORD WOULARD.
GLORIA ELIZABETH AND ELISHA DEARMAN"
ELISHA P. (John-4,Jonathon-3,Solomon-2, Richard-1) b.1825 Escambia Co,Fl. m.19Nov1848 Gloria Eliza Woodard at Washington Co,Al. d.11Nov1883 Washington Co,Al.
CHILDREN OF ELISHA P. AND GLORIA ELIZA DEARMAN
ISAAC WILLIAM b.ca1852 Washington Co,Al. m.(1)02Jul1874 Julia Riggins at Washington Co,Al. (2)23Oct1876 Susan Williams (1860-06Apr1897) at Washington Co,Al. d.1919 Covington Co,Ms.
HARRIET b.1856 Washington Co,Al. m.01Jan1874 R.C. Thompson at Washington Co,Al.
MARY ELIZA b.1860 Washington Co,Al. m.23Nov1884 Harmon A. Bailey at Washington Co,Al.
William Bailey Carrie Bailey
JOHN BENJAMIN b.17Jul1862 Washington Co,Al. m.ca1890 Mary Margaret Anderson (16Feb1873-15Dec1946) at Green Co,Ms. d.01Dec1932 Greene Co,Ms.
JOSEPH THOMAS (JOE) b.May1869 m.08Feb1898 Dorcas McLain at Greene Co,Ms.
GEORGE W. b.Mar1872 Washington Co,Al. m.1899 Sarah (-) (b.Mar1878)
MARY ELIZABETH WOULARD, MOSS, BUCKALEW, MASTERS.
* Charity Williford b, 1808, Georgia d. Washington County, Alabama. Charity married J. W. Baxter of Estacawpa, Alabama. Washington County
Unity Williford, b. 1813, Georgia, d., Green County, Mississippi. Unity married Benjamin F. Woulard, Wayne County, Mississipp
They had: Nancy Williford, my ancestor. She married James P Griffin.(Kitty Kat)
Descendants of Sir John WILLIFORD
Generation No. 1 .
SIR JOHN1 WILLIFORD was born in Hendige, Kingston Parish, Kent. He married JANE UNKNOWN.
Notes for SIR JOHN WILLIFORD: The trex to America begins with SIR THOMAS WILSFORD 9 Variously spelled as Wilford and Williford ) of Hendige, Kingston Parish, Kent is listed as the sixth recorded generation and on 27 June 1620. " He is listed as one of the " Adventurers " who paid 50 pounds sterling into the treasury of the Virginia Company O London. He lost his life and estates in " A quarrel between King and Parliament " ( backed the King ). But his second son, CAPTAIN THOMAS WILSFORD, " was one of the genuine cavaliers who came to Virginia ( The William and Mary College Quarterly, 1st Series, Vol VI, page 89)." On 10 November 1649 Thomas Wilsford, Gent., Patented 210 acres on Perry's Creek in Northumberland County, Virginia. There are many documents relating to his life in this area including the fact that he represented his country in the House of Burgesses. In 1676 THOMAS WILSFORD became an active participant in Bacon's Revolution. It is written " though a small man, Captain Wilsford had a grate heart and was known to be no coward. He had for some years been interpreter between the English and the Indians, with whose affairs he was well acquainted. By birth, he was the second son of a knight who lost his life during the quarrel between the King and the Long Parliament, which forced his son to Virginia." ( Peter Force, Tracts and Other Papers, Washington, D.C., 1836, No. XI, Pages 33 - 34 ). He was captured, and in October 1676, was executed for his part in the revolution. It is thought that Captain Wilsford had only one son, JOHN WILLIFORD. A son of Thomas Wilford ( Wilsford ) is mentioned first in December 1692 when Robert Driver sold Charles Driver a tract of land in Northumberland County, Virginia. " that JOHN WILLIFORD lives on." The assumption being that this land ( formerly owned by Thomas Wiliford above ) was confiscated. But that John had continued to live on the land ( Northumberland County was divided into two counties. One of these being Hamption County. Nothing more is found in Virginia, On 9 January, 1704, Daniel Snooks applied to the court of Perquimms Precinct of Alre, arle County, North Carolina, for a patent of 550 acres. Based on the importation of JOHN, JANE, WILLIAM, and SARAM WILLIFORD. known to be the family of John Williford
Child of SIR WILLIFORD and JANE UNKNOWN is:
2. i. JOHN2 WILLIFORD, JR, b. Abt. 1699, Isale of Wight County, Virginia.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN2 WILLIFORD, JR (SIR JOHN1) was born Abt. 1699 in Isale of Wight County, Virginia. He married MARY JOHNSON. She was born Abt. 1700.
Notes for JOHN WILLIFORD, JR: On December 24, 1722 he paid Thomas ( TP ) and Elizabeth ( E ) Pittman, Jr. L 25 for 250 acres south of Main Blackwater Swamp at the mouth of Little Swamp in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Wit.: Robert Lancaster and Samuel Lancaster. ( Great Book 1715 - 1721. Vol.2, Part 2, pages 508-510.) On March 23, 1733/34, John Williford patented 265 acres south of Main Blackwater Swamp adjoining Robert Mercer and William Edwards. ( Patent Book 15, page 192. )
On February 19, 1735/36, John ( J ) Williford and William Crocker for L6 in current money 100 acres S. W. of Main Blackwater Swamp ( from the patent of 265 acres ). Wit.: Charles Chapman and Thomas Morland. ( Deed Book 4, pagers 519 and 520.).
On November 23, 1739, John ( X ) and Mary ( M ) Williford of Nottoway Parish deeded their friend John Stephenson for love and L5 current Virginia money a tract of 100 acres south of Main Blackwater Swamp adjoining Micajah Edwards and Peter Stephenson ( from a patent ). Wit: John Williford and Martha Williford. ( Deed Book 5, page 415. ).
On March 23, 1743, Benjamin Pittman of Nottoway Parish deeded his friend John Williford for love 150 acres south of Main Blackwater Swamp adj. Said Williford and Micajah Edwards. Wit: Richard Lewis and John Giles. ( Deed Book 6 page 260 ).
In 1749 the southern portion of Wight County was formed into a new county named Southampton. On May 25, 1751, John Williford paid Lawrence Lancaster L24 current Virginia money for 82 acres in Southampton County on Terrapin Swamp adj. Micajah Edwards. Wit.: William Williford, Thomas Williford. ( Southampton County, Deed Book 1, page 252. )
John ( X ) Williford made his will in Southampton County on November 15, 1760 and it was probated on 9 April 1761: ( 1 ) wife Mary Johnson Williford, use of the home plantation and all undevised land; ( 2 ) son Nathan Williford, the land where he was then living; ( 3 ) son and executor Thomas Williford, the land where he was then living:, pluss 150 acres; ( 4 ) grandson Benjamin Williford, fifty shillings in cash; ( 5 ) son and executor William Williford, land where he was living plus 150 acres bought from Lawrence Lancaster, chest of dresser and grindstone; ( 6 ) oldest daughter Elizabeth Jones, five shillings; ( 7 ) daughter Mary Boasman, five shillings in cash; ( 8 ) daughter Lucy Williford, five shillings in cash; ( 9 ) daughter Mourning Williford five shillings in cash: Wit< John Stephenson, Samuel Bailey, Thomas Williford, Lucy Williford ( Will Book I pages 267 ). The inventory and appraisal of the personal estate of John Williford was recorded on April 8, 1762 by John Clayton, Joseph Lancaster and Thomas ( T ) Atkinson at a total evaluation of 93.9.10; 3 cows with calves, 3 cows, 52 cattle, 3 sows, 13 pigs, 21 shoats, 32 hogs, 5 geese, 7 hives of bees; 6 chairs, 2 chest, looking glass, oval table, table, couch, chest, chest of drawers, 4 beds and furnishings, pill; 20 barrel of corn, 1006 nails, yarn for two pairs of stockings, 16 pounds of cotton seed, 6 pounds of picked cotton, 40 pounds of cotton, peck of beans, parcel of peas, 6 pounds of spun cotton; old saddle, two bridles, 1/2 pound of shot. 1/2 pound of powder, L6.3.6 in cash, parcel of books, 3 dozen fish hooks, 2 tobacco boxes, 2 wallets, 3 combs, 3 pair scissors, pair of steelyards; 8 3/4 yards of Virginia cloth, 3 1/2 yards of cotton cloth, table cloth, pair of " garnbadoes ". 3 waist coats, handkerchief, band, cap, 3 shirts, 4 pairs of breeches, hat, pair of leather breeches, 2 coats; 4 jugs, 2 chamber pots, parsel of glasses, half-pint pot, parcel of old pewter, funnel, 16 spoons, 2 dozen knives and fork, fry pan, cutting knife, brass kettle, shovel, pair of tongs, box iron and heater; cart and wheels, two wheels, plow, 3 gimlets, compass, grindstone, powdering tub 12 buckets, 12 casks, e old casks, 5 broad hoes, 2 grubbing hoes, reaphook.3 axes, half of a frown, pair of wedges, 2 drawing knives ( postlg ? ) parcel of carpenter tools, handsaw; 460 pounds of bacon, parcel of beef, 3 1/2 bushels of salt, steer hide, piece of leather, some fodder, loom and gear, 5 slays and harness, lined wheel, wooden wheel, and a pair of cards. ( Will Book 1, page 463 -465 ).
Children of JOHN WILLIFORD and MARY JOHNSON are:
i. NATHAN3 WILLIFORD.
3. ii. THOMAS WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1729, Southampton County, Virginia.
iii. ELIZABETH WILLIFORD, m. UNKNOWN JONES.
iv. MARY WILLIFORD, m. UNKNOWN BOASMAN.
v. LUCY WILLIFORD.
vi. MOURNING WILLIFORD.
vii. JOHN WILLIFORD III.
viii. WILLIAM WILLIFORD.
Generation No. 3
3. THOMAS3 WILLIFORD (JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born Abt. 1729 in Southampton County, Virginia.
Notes for THOMAS WILLIFORD:
THOMAS WILLIFORD ca 1729, son of John and Mary Williford of Southampton County, Virginia, was born in what was then Isle of Wight County. (Possibly later called Southampton County.)
On November 15, 1760 he was made executor and legatee n his father's will. ( Will Book 1, page 367.) On December 7, 1764 he sold his brother William Williford of Southampton County for 67.10.0 pounds current money 150 acres south of Main Blackwater Swamp adj. Joseph Helliman and William Williford. Witness's were: Joseph Lancaster, John Clayton, Thomas Pretlow. (Southampton County, Deed Book 3, page 311. ) Thomas Williford had moved to Edgecombe County by February 21, 1765 when he paid Thomas ( T ) Barnes of Johnson County 30 pounds Proclamation Money for 175 acres ( from a grant to Jacob Flowers July 2 1760 ) on Tyancokey Swamp adj. John Barnes, Wit.: Ducan Lamon, John Cohoon, Edgecombe County, Deed Book C, page 284.). On March 21, 1765 he paid Renison ( R ) Tisdale of Johnson County 13 pounds Proclamation Money for 100 acres ( from a grant to Jacob Flowers July 2, 1760 ) on Tyancokey Swamp adj. his own line. Wit.: John Cohoon, Robert Lancaster. Deed Book C. page 285.) On November 16, 1771 he sold Hartwell Williford for 20 pounds Proclamation Money 100 acres north of Pine Log Swamp on a Prong of Tyancokey Swamp. Wit.: Etheldrod Ruffin, John I. Proctor, Benjamin Williams. ( Deed Book D, page 398.) On July 13, 1775 Thomas Williford sold Stephen Watkins for 40 pounds Proclamation Money 175 acres on Tyancokey Swamp adj. the road and the bridge. Wit.: Duncan Lamon, Charles Williams. ( Deed Book e. page 58.) On August 3, 1789 the Edgecombe County North Carolina Court exempted him from further payments of Poll Tax since he was now over-age. In the Census of Edgecombe County for 1790, he appeared with himself and two females. In May Court 1799, Thomas Williford and John Williford witnessed the will of Lazarus Flora. In the Edgecombe County Census of 1800, he had one male 16 - 26 and himself and wife over forth-five. On August 7, 1801 Thomas Williford sold Jacob Williford for 500 pounds in current money 242 acres south of Town Creek on both sides of Little Swamp, adjcent Hardy Cross and John Bell ( Part of a grant by Governor Alexander Martin to John Williford ). Wit.: William Williford, Hardy Flowers. (Deed Book 10, page 166. ) He bought this tract for 50 pounds in specie money from John Williford March 8, 1785. Wit.: Jacob ( his X mark ) Williford, John Williams ( Deed Book 8, page 4 ).
The name of the wife of Thomas Williford has not yet been established with certainty. She apparently died between 1800 and 1810. It is believed that Thomas was listed with his son. ( John Williford of the Edgecombe County North Carolina Census of 1810 but he almost certainly died within the next 1 or 2. )
The activities of Thomas Williford during the Revolutionary War. It may be assumed that he was a Patriot, since he furnished several sons in the Continental and the North Carolina Militia, but he himself was too old for active service. He may have furnished supplies of some sort, for there is a record of John Corpender's ( Sheriff of Wayne County ) having paid Thomas Williford 1.4.0 ( N. C. Revolutionary Army Accounts, VI, p 28, f, 4, No. 84._ The known children of Thomas Williford with probable date of births; ( 1 ) Hartwell Williford, 1719; ( 2 ) Benjamin Williford, 1751; ( 3 ) Joseph Williford, 1753; ( 4 ) Jacob Williford, 1755; ( 5 ) John Williford, 1757; ( 6 ) James Williford 1759; ( 7 ) Willis Williford 1761.
Child of THOMAS WILLIFORD is:
4. i. BENJAMIN4 WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1750, Southampton County, Virginia.
Generation No. 4
4. BENJAMIN4 WILLIFORD (THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born Abt. 1750 in Southampton County, Virginia.
Notes for BENJAMIN WILLIFORD: BENJAMIN WILLIFORD, ca 1750, son of Thomas Williford of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, was born in Southampton County, Virginia.
On February 23, 1780 he patented 200 acres on both sides of Mercer's Mill Branch ( Patent Book 56, page 181.) On October 28, 1782 Governor Alexander Martin granted him 400 acres adjacent Jacob Robbins ( Deed Book M page 208 )
On November 8, 1781 he was granted by Governor Martin 200 acres on both sides of Mercer's Mill Branch adjacent John Cahoon ( Deed Book 4, Page 5663, ) On May 2, 1786 the Edgecombe County Court appointed him an overseer of roads for one year. On January 28, 1788 he was placed on a committee to lay of a new road. (Minute Books in the N.C. State Department of Archives and History.)
On November 27, 1798 Benjamin Williford and Swanson Williford were appointed to a road jury. In the Edgecombe County Census of 1790 Benjamin Williford was listed with three males over sixteen, five males under sixteen and three females in the family.
On August 20, 1791Benjamin ( his X mark ) Williford gave his son Swanson Williford for love 200 acres on both sides of Mercer's Mill Branch adj. Joel Calhoon. Wit.: John Williford, John Morris, Jacob Morris. ( Deed Book 6, page 144.)
The Census of 1800 for Edgecombe County, Benjamin Williford had 2 males under ten, 2 males 10 - 16, 2 males 16 - 26, himself and wife were over forty - five, one female under ten, and one female 16 - 26. On December 27, 1807 he sold John Williford, Jr., for $ 100.00 a tract of 50 acres adj. Drewry Williams and Gardner's Mill Branch. Wit. Harmon Williford. ( Deed Book 12, page 369).
In the Census of 1810, Dixon's District, he had e males under ten, himself and wife over forty - five, one female under ten and one female 16 - 26 On February 22, 1815 he gave to his son Edwin Williford for love 200 acres, all household and kitchen furniture, bay mare, stock of cattle, hogs, sheep, geese, bees, and plantation utensils. Wit.: Harman Wiliford. ( Deed Book 15, page 176.)
Children of Benjamin Williford: ( 1 )
SwansonWilliford, ( 2 ) Edwin Williford, ( 3 ) Harman
Williford ( 4 ) John Williford, ( 5) Benjamin Williford
Children of BENJAMIN WILLIFORD are:
i. EDWIN5 WILLIFORD.
ii. SWANSON WILLIFORD.
iii. HARMAN WILLIFORD.
5. iv. JOHN WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1775, Edgecomb County, North Carolina. v. BENJAMIN WILLIFORD, JR..
Generation No. 5
5. JOHN5 WILLIFORD (BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born Abt. 1775 in Edgecomb County, North Carolina. He married UNKNOWN Abt. 1794.
Child of JOHN WILLIFORD and UNKNOWN is:
. i. WILLIAM EARLY6 WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1800, Georgia. Generation No. 5
5. JOHN5 WILLIFORD (BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born Abt. 1775 in Edgecomb County, North Carolina. He married Mary UNKNOWN Abt. 1794.
They had: Nancy Williford, my ancestor. She married James P Griffin.(Kitty Kat)
William Early Williford
Thomas J Williford
Charity Williford* GR GR Grandmother of Sandra Waldrop Doolittle and Juanita Waldrop Stone, Hirsch
Unity Williford* GR GR GRANDMOTHER OF SANDRA WALDROP DOOLITTLE AND JUANITA WALDROP STONE HIRSCH.
Generation No. 6 ENT
6. WILLIAM EARLY6 WILLIFORD (JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born Abt. 1800 in Georgia. He married SINIA GRIFFIN. She was born in Mississippi.
Notes for WILLIAM EARLY WILLIFORD: ?1830 AL Census Index - Williford, William E. AL WASHINGTON CO. 252 1830
1840 MS Census MS CLARKE CO. 133 1840 William E. WillifordMales (2) 5-10,(1)10-15,(2)15-20,(1)20-30,(1)40-50 Females (1) under 5, (1)5-10,(1)10-15,(1)30-40 1850 MS Census Index - Willford, William E. MS CLARKE CO. BEAT NO 2 167 1850
Children of WILLIAM WILLIFORD and SINIA GRIFFIN are:
7. i. WADE HAMPTON7 WILLIFORD, b. Jul 1820, Mississippi; d. 30 Aug 1887, Polk County, Texas.
ii. GEORGE WILLIFORD, b. 1829.
iii. ARENA WILLIFORD, b. 1830.
iv. RICHMOND WILLIFORD, b. 1832.
v. REBECCA WILLIFORD, b. 1834.
vi. MARY WILLIFORD, b. 1836.
vii. ABRAM WILLIFORD, b. 1839.
viii. MARGARET WILLIFORD, b. 1843.
ix. RHOMAS WILLIFORD, b. 1948. Generation No. 7
7. WADE HAMPTON7 WILLIFORD (WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born Jul 1820 in Mississippi, and died 30 Aug 1887 in Polk County, Texas. He married (1) ANNIE ELIZABETH RUNNELS Jul 1842 in Washington County, Alabama. She was born in Mississippi. He married (2) SALLY WILLIAMS 1858 in Jefferson or Hardin County, Texas. She was born Jun 1832.
Notes for WADE HAMPTON WILLIFORD: He left Mississippi in an ox cart for Texas See 976.1243 Matte, Jacqueline Anderson, The History of Washington County, First County in Alabama. Volume II.
1860 TX Census - Williford, Wade TX HARDIN CO. HARDIN P. O. 342 1860
1880 Federal Census - Hardin County, Texas ED 29 pg 11 Was 60, married, listed as a farmer, Born in Ms, father was born in GA, mother was born in Ms.
His formative years were spent in farming and logging activities with his father in Southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama. Wade was married in Washington County, Alabama to Annie Elizabeth Runnels in Mid-summer, 1842, and they continued the farming way of life as they raised their family in the Clarke County, Mississippi area. Wade and Annie had seven children in Mississippi by the end of 1854 and later set out for Texas in Ox carts. They arrived in what was then Jefferson County, Texas in the spring of 1855, and settled near Concord to engage in logging work in the virgin pine forest. Annie Elizabeth died on March 2, 1857, and in 1858 Wade married Sally Williams, said to be the first person born at Richardson's Bluff (now Evadale). Wade and Sally were living at Hardin in 1860, and later on Cypress Creek east of Kountze, on what was called Williford Road. Wade and Sally had four children, and lived in Hardin County until about 1890 when about 1890 when he bought 160 acres of timber land in Polk County from H N Vickers. Wade Hampton Williford, the logger, had met E G Sims in December 1876, the log after, and from this meeting evolved the acquisition of the Polk County Property. Wade's sons Rosier Walton Williford married Mary Elizabeth Daniel on 1 December 1880, and this young couple occupied the Cypress Creek property when Wade moved to Polk County. Wade passed away 30 August 1887. His log brand was "WH". (above notes from John Pate) Notes for SALLY WILLIAMS: 1880 Federal Census-See Wade H Williford Was listed as Sarah, was 47, married, keeping house, born in Texas, both parents born in Miss.
1900 Federal Census - See Benjamin Williford Was born June 1852, was 67, was a widow, had 5 children of which 5 were living, was born in Texas, both parents were born in Ga., could not read and write.
Children of WADE WILLIFORD and ANNIE RUNNELS are: i. ALONZO ELI8 WILLIFORD, m. REBECCA RICHARDSON. ii. ROSIER WALTON WILLIFORD, m. MARY ELIZABETH DANIEL. 1900 Census Texas, Tyler County, Page 136BB - listed under R.W. iii. WILLIAM RICHMOND WILLIFORD, m. EMMA WILSON. 8. iv. JAMES IRVIN WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1844, Texas or MS. 9. v. DOCK LEVERT WILLIFORD, b. 1845, Texas. 10. vi. GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIFORD, b. 1847, Mississippi. 11. vii. WADE HAMPTON WILLIFORD, JR., b. Abt. 1852, Mississippi. Children of WADE WILLIFORD and SALLY WILLIAMS are: viii. ERASMUS (R R)8 WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1859; m. UNKNOWN ROBERTS. Notes for ERASMUS (R R) WILLIFORD: 1880 Federal Census-See Wade Williford Was 21, single, at home, born in Texas ix. FRANK WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1863; m. KATHERINE SIMS. 12. x. BENJAMIN EARLY WILLIFORD, b. 22 Feb 1866, Texas; d. 02 Mar 1936, Warren, Tyler, Texas. xi. STEPHEN Y. WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1869, Texas. Notes for STEPHEN Y. WILLIFORD: 1880 Federal Census - See Wade Williford Was 11, single, at home, born in Texas. xii. REBECCA WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1873, Texas; m. SHERWOOD HOLLAND. Notes for REBECCA WILLIFORD:1880 Federal Census - See Wade Williford Was 7, born in Texas. Generation No. 8 8. JAMES IRVIN8 WILLIFORD (WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) Photo of Mary Ellen Roberts Overstreet - sent by Ron Eller 1860 TX Census Index Williford, James TX HARDIN CO. HARDIN P. O. pg343 1880 TX Census Precinct 2, Tyler, Texas (childrens names don't seem to match) Page 401D Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace James I WILLAFORD Self M M W 36 MS MS ALFarmer Mary WILLAFORD Wife F M W 25 TX AL MS Keeping House Wade WILLAFORD Son M == W 19 TX MS TX Wiley WILLAFORD Son M S W 9 TX MS TX Sarah J WILLAFORD Dau F S W 8 TX MS TX Lyda A WILLAFORD Dau F S W 5 TX MS TX T WILLAFORD Son M S W 3 TX MS TX 1900 census TX Hardin County Precinct 3 pg 2B Children of James Irvin Williford and Mary Ellen Roberts OVERSTREET 13. i. ELIZA ANN9 WILLIFORD, b. 27 Jul 1874, Hardin County, Texas; d. 08 Oct 1938, Tyler County, Texas. ii. ELLEN WILLIFORD, b. 14 Feb 1872, Texas; m. P.H. "PINK" FONDREN; b. 17 Feb 1851.
14. iii. THOMAS WILLIFORD, b. 23 Mar 1877. iv. WADE WILLIFORD, b. Oct 1876 v. SINIE WILLIFORD, b. May 1880
vi. JAMIE WILLIFORD.
15. vii. MARTHA E. WILLIFORD, b. 29 Nov 1886, Polk County, Texas; d. 23 Apr 1975.
viii. GEORGE WILLIFORD, b. Nov 1889
ix. HENRY WILLIFORD, b. Sep 1891 - photo of Henry Williford and Mary Annie Overstreet
9. DOCK LEVERT8 WILLIFORD (WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born 1845 in Texas. He married ALICE PEDIGO. She was born 1858 in Texas.
Child of DOCK WILLIFORD and ALICE PEDIGO is: 16. i. CORA9 WILLIFORD, b. 1892.
10. GEORGE WASHINGTON8 WILLIFORD WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1)
11. WADE HAMPTON8 WILLIFORD, JR. (WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1)
Notes for ELLEN WILLIAMS: 1880 Federal Census - See Wade Williford, Jr. Was 26, married, keeping house, born in Texas, father was born in Texas, mother born in Ms.
Child of WADE WILLIFORD and ELLEN WILLIAMS is:
i. JAMES H.9 WILLIFORD, b. Abt. 1878. Notes for JAMES H. WILLIFORD: 1880 Federal Census - See Wade Williford, Jr. Was 2, and born in Texas.
12. BENJAMIN EARLY8 WILLIFORD (WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born 22 Feb 1866 in Texas, and died 02 Mar 1936 in Warren, Tyler, Texas. He married LAURA JEANETTE TRAHAN. She was born 06 Dec 1870 in Texas, and died 02 Feb 1970 in Houston, Harrison, Texas.
Notes for BENJAMIN EARLY WILLIFORD: 1920 Census TX Tyler County vol. 151 ed 202 sheet 2 line 30 List the family. Unknown if Laura, is the children's mother or if Laura is the same as Miss Trahan. All children listed born in Texas
Children of BENJAMIN WILLIFORD and LAURA TRAHAN are:
17. i. SARAH EMMA9 WILLIFORD, b. 10 Oct 1888, Dollardsville, Polk, Texas; d. 17 Jul 1978, Warren, Tyler, Texas.
18. ii. EARLIE WILLIFORD, b. Nov 1892, Texas. iii. WADE WILLIFORD, b. Mar 1897, Texas. iv. PEALIE A. WILLIFORD, b. Nov 1898, Texas; d. 1987, Texas.
v. CARL WILLIFORD, b. 1901, Texas.
vi. CHARLIE WILLIFORD, b. 1902, Texas.
vii. BIRCH PHEERE WILLIFORD, b. 16 Nov 1904, Tyler County, Texas; d. 05 Sep 1962, Texas; m. ELLEN EDNA FOUNTAIN, Tyler County, Texas.
viii. ORLAND WILLIFORD, b. 29 May 1907, Hyatt, Tyler, Texas; d. 11 Apr 1967, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas; m. LILLIAM GREENE, 1933, Tyler County, Texas.
ix. JOHN B. WILLIFORD, b. 1910, Texas.
x. OPAL WILLIFORD, b. 1912, Texas.
xi. KATIE B. WILLIFORD, b. 1915; m. DONIS NICHOLSON.
xii. MERTIE WILLIFORD, b. 1890.
xiii. OLLIE WILLIFORD, b. Jun 1895, Tyler County,
Texas; d. 1909, Tyler County, Texas.
Generation No. 9
13. ELIZA ANN9 WILLIFORD (JAMES IRVIN8, WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born 27 Jul 1874 in Hardin County, Texas, and died 08 Oct 1938 in Tyler County, Texas (Source: Buried Big Sandy, Dollardsville, Texas. Headstone). She married LEWIS HAMPTON "FOUNT" OVERSTREET 31 Dec 1891 in Hardin County, Texas (Source: Marriage Records on CD05), son of JAMES OVERSTREET and MARY HARRISON. He was born 14 Oct 1870 in Village Mills, Hardin, Texas, and died 23 Mar 1932 in Tyler County, Texas.
Children of ELIZA WILLIFORD and LEWIS OVERSTREET are:
i. ISAAC EDWARD10 OVERSTREET, b. 28 May 1893, Polk County, Texas; d. 13 Jun 1954, Big Sandy, Texas.
ii. THOMAS JEFFERSON OVERSTREET, b. 28 Feb 1895, Polk County, Texas; d. 07 May 1935, buried Big Sandy Cemetery, Texas (Source: Buried Big Sandy. Cemetery, Dollardsville, TX); m. PEARL MULLINS, Hardin County, Texas; b. 18 Mar 1901; d. 12 Jan 1976, Conroe, Texas..
iii. ROBERT IRVING OVERSTREET, b. 27 Sep 1896, Village Mills, Hardin, Texas; d. 01 Jan 1943, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas (Source: Headstone-Big Sandy Cemetery in Dollardsville, TX); m. LEONA KIMMEY, 28 Mar 1934, Kountze, Hardin, Texas (Source: Marriage records in Kountze, Hardin, Texas.); b. 18 Sep 1909, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas; d. 03 May 1996, Silsbee, Hardin, Texas (Source: Buried Big Sandy, Dollardsville, Texas. Headstone).
Notes for ROBERT IRVING OVERSTREET:Was in WW1- Honorable Army, worked in Motor Pool. Corporal 1918
Notes for LEONA KIMMEY:1910 Nacogdoches county, Texas census list parent with no children.Buried Big Sandy Cemetery, Dollardsville, Texas
iv. MARY ANNE OVERSTREET, b. 26 Mar 1898, Hardin County, Texas; d. 07 Aug 1984, Big Sandy Cemetery, Texas. Notes for MARY ANNE OVERSTREET: Never Married. Listed under Anne Overstreet in SS death index.
v. ALLEN DOUGLAS OVERSTREET, b. 10 Mar 1900, Polk County, Texas; d. 13 Mar 1966, bur. Big Sandy Cemetery Polk county, Texas; m. ELIZABETH GUSSIE UNKNOWN.
14. THOMAS9 WILLIFORD (JAMES IRVIN8, WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born 23 Mar 1877. He married NANCY JANE SIMPSON 02 Jan 1898, daughter of GEORGE SIMPSON and MARTHA UNKNOWN. She was born 15 Jun 1876. 1900 census TX Hardin County Precinct 3 pg 2B
Child of THOMAS WILLIFORD and NANCY SIMPSON is:
i. ETTER10 WILLIFORD, b. 1899.
15. MARTHA E.9 WILLIFORD (JAMES IRVIN8, WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born 29 Nov 1886 in Polk County, Texas, and died 23 Apr 1975. She married JAMES HAMILTON "BUD" OVERSTREET 04 Jun 1910 in Kountze, Hardin, Texas (Source: Marriage Record in Hardin County Courthouse pg 270.), son of DAN OVERSTREET and SARA COLLINS. He was born 02 Feb 1879 in Village Mills, Hardin, Texas, and died 15 Nov 1983.
Notes for MARTHA E. WILLIFORD: Buried in Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin, Texas Notes for JAMES HAMILTON "BUD" OVERSTREET: Buried in Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin, Texas
Children of MARTHA WILLIFORD and JAMES OVERSTREET are:
i. JAMES VINSON10 OVERSTREET, b. 10 Jan 1912, Fuqua, Polk, Texas; m. OPAL HENDRIX, 18 Oct 1929; b. 24 Mar 1911; d. 23 Mar 1999. Notes for OPAL HENDRIX: This is a 'memorial' from the Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas (appeared March 24, 1999) Opal (Bo) Hendrix Overstreet 3/24/1911 - 3/23/1999 Matthew 5:8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."Our Precious Bo"
She was born on March 24, 1911 and raised in Honey Island, TX. She attended school and graduated from Saratoga, TX in 1930. In 1930, she married James Vinson Overstreet and they had one son, James Vinson Overstreet of Honey Island. They owned and operated a grocery store in Honey Island before moving to Kountze in 1954. They owned and operated Overstreet L.P. Gas in Kountze for 50 years, before retiring. On October 18, 1998, they celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary.
On March 23, 1999, only one day before her 88th birthday, she went home to be with the Lord. We will always cherish the wonderful memories of you Bo. We are so thankful for the many years that we got to spend with you and know we'll be together again someday.
She is survived by her husband, J.V. Overstreet, of Kountze, one son, Dwayne V. Overstreet, of Honey Island, Grandchildren, Byron Overstreet, Royce Overstreet, and Rhonda Chatelain. 7 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Buried in Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin, Texas
ii. GLADYS OVERSTREET, b. 27 Oct 1914, Segno, Polk, Texas; m. JOHN NOBLE ELLER, 09 May 1935, New Braunfels, Comal, Texas; d. 23 May 1982. Notes for JOHN NOBLE ELLER: Buried in Holland Cemetery, Village Mills, Hardin, Texas
iii. HENRY OLAN OVERSTREET, b. 12 Apr 1918, Segno, Polk, Texas; d. 14 Sep 1969, Hardin County, Texas (Source: From Headstone - Buried Holland Cemetery Kountze, Hardin, Texas.); m. GEORGIA RAY HENDRIX, 15 Feb 1939; b. 01 Sep 1919.
iv. SON OVERSTREET, b. Died at birth (twin); d. Cemetery near Segno, TX.
v. DAUGHTER OVERSTREET, b. Died at birth (twin); d. Cemetery near Segno, TX.
16. CORA9 WILLIFORD (DOCK LEVERT8, WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born 1892. She married THOMAS LUMPKINS. He was born 1885 in Texas.
Children of CORA WILLIFORD and THOMAS LUMPKINS are:
i. JESSY10 LUMPKINS, b. 1915 .
ii. THOMAS J. LUMPKINS, b. 1917. >p>iii. LILLIAM LUMPKINS, b. 1919.
17. SARAH EMMA9 WILLIFORD (BENJAMIN EARLY8, WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born 10 Oct 1888 in Dollardsville, Polk, Texas, and died 17 Jul 1978 in Warren, Tyler, Texas. She married WALTER ELBRIDGE BOZEMAN 19 Jan 1913 in Hardin County, Texas.
Child of SARAH WILLIFORD and WALTER BOZEMAN is:
i. MINNIE KATHERINE10 BOZEMAN, m. ACTON YOUNG COLLIER, JR.; b. 29 Aug 1909.
18. EARLIE9 WILLIFORD (BENJAMIN EARLY8, WADE HAMPTON7, WILLIAM EARLY6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, SIR JOHN1) was born Nov 1892 in Texas. He married MATTIE UNKNOWN. She was born 1898 in Texas.
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