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Ancestor Lost? Genealogy? Family History? Cousin Locator? Surname Surfing? Queries? Grandma was a WOFFORD? Ancestry your thing? Cherokee? You've come to the right place. We hope to become 'THE' repository and central disseminating place for any and all WOFFORD family data worldwide. A sort of loosely gathered WOFFORD Family Association that is free & open to anyone who is interested in the WOFFORD family.

We want to be able to assist you in your genealogical work on the WOFFORD family. Please feel free to submit your Ahnentafels, Gedcoms, Queries & even paper Family Group Sheets if they pertain to the WOFFORD Family by writing to WOFFORD Submissions.

As you can probably tell, I am very new to HTML and webpage authoring! Please forgive the 'scitzo' look of the page. I am learning as I go and will be switching things around for awhile until I find a look that makes sense to me. Just KEEP SCROLLING down for now!!! It's difficult for me to believe that this old dog has learned to do this much! I guess all the brain cells aren't dead yet.


My name is Kristi Gross and I maintain the database, and it currently contains 16,000 Plus WOFFORD family members and their allied families. There are many, many Cherokee families that are also listed in the database.



There is a WOFFORD mail-list that you can subscribe to by supplying your e-mail address in a message that has the words "SUBSCRIBE WOFFORD Mail-List" in the body of the message, by writing to me at WOFFORD Mail-List. You may also unsubscribe at any time by sending a message that has the words "UNSUBSCRIBE WOFFORD Mail-List" in the body of the message.

!!BE AWARE!! The WOFFORD Mail-list generates a good bit of mail. It is sporadic, but when I'm feeling prolific you will have WOFFORD mail/data in your box! We have a community of about 50 researchers/cousins who are working on their WOFFORD genealogy. Won't you join us?


The older queries received by private e-mail & postal mail will be entered into the Guestbook in time. Please take a minute before you leave to post or answer a query or just say hi! If you just can't wait for your old queries to show up, go ahead and post them again in the guestbook. It may take me a while to get to them all. Just scroll down and Sign my Guestbook.


I've started my own little bookstore on the web. Click on in to KRISTI's BOOKSTORE!

OR!! Here is a way for you to order a couple of books that pertain to the WOFFORD family. Yes, I'll make a tiny bit of money. It would only be a few cents on the dollar, however! My intent in offering them here is to make folks aware that they are available for purchase OR you can check them out for FREE using your own local library's Inter-Library Loan system.

If you'd just like to order ANY books, music or video, then please do order them through my site in association with Amazon. That will make me $'s ahead. I love to read and have been very happy with the service I've received ordering online w/ They guarantee you the same high level of customer service at my site as you would receive at If you have a question about an order you've placed, please don't hesitate to contact them.

To ORDER TODAY from Kristi's Bookstore just click on the book cover OR on the title where it says Order Today or do a search in the Amazon box:

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Order The Most Daring of Men Today!
'One of the Most Daring of Men: The Life of Confederate General William Tatum WOFFORD'
by Gerald J. SMITH, Southern Heritage Press, 256 pages, paperback, Vol. 16, June 1997.
Our Price: $16.95
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.

Customer Comments:
A reader from Murfreesboro,Tn. , June 16, 1998
Excellent Book
" Needless to say, it has happened again with John McGLONE's excellent Civil War series. ONE OF THE MOST DARING OF MEN by Gerald J. SMITH tells the life of Confederate General William Tatum WOFFORD. ... It is an outstanding work... if you like the Civil War period in this nation's history, you just can't get them any better." Damon VEECH, Times-Picayune, July,1997

John McGLONE, Publisher from Tennessee, C.S.A. , June 15, 1998
"This biography offers a provocative study of one of Georgia's truly great sons, an appraisal which is long overdue."
Want to know more before you order? Read more about Brig. Gen. William Tatum WOFFORD.


Order Homecoming Today!
Homecoming : A Celebration of the WOFFORD, LOTTIE and BRINKER Families
Our Price: $24.95

Hardcover (December 1990) Heritage Pub., Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks.


As time allows, features will be added of our mighty military men of valor. All sides fought valiantly for their beliefs. We owe our American freedoms to these soldiers! In the meantime, won't you send in your military information & photos on your WOFFORD relatives?

WAR OF 1812:
Brig. Gen. William Tatum WOFFORD
Dr./Captain Benjamin WOFFORD
Colonel Jefferson L. WOFFORD
1st Georgia Infantry
Use your browser's edit function & search for WOFFORD. Check out the parolled!

How to Help
1) Submit, Submit, Submit your WOFFORD information to this site. The most important way you can help!!!
2) Type in records for the archives section.
3) Do lookups for other researchers.
4) Research WOFFORDs in your area and post them to this site.


Paul WOFFORD, Winemaker Paul WOFFORD.

Norsworthy WOFFORD, Inc., located in Waldenburg, Arkansas
1-800-538-8350, NORSWORTHY WOFFORD.

WOFFORD Home Improvements, located in South Carolina

Fred WOFFORD Insurance Agency
358 East Blackstock Road # A, Spartanburg, SC 29301, (864) 587-0610.

WOFFORD's Mens Clothing & Furnishings - Retail
412 Calhoun Street, Johnston, SC 29832, (803) 275-2173.

Ed & Dorothy WOFFORD
Montrose, Colorado Realtors REALTY.

Matthew G. WOFFORD, Optometrist
2717 S Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74129 (918) 627-1911.


Do you know of any PLACES named WOFFORD?


429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Main telephone numbers:
(864) 597-4000 Switchboard
(864) 597-4300 Library
(864) 597-4130 Alumni

WOFFORD's main website can be reached at COLLEGE.

Historical Building Renovation Project at OLDMAIN.

WOFFORD College Library:
The WOFFORD College Library is searchable online at LIBRARY.

Or you can go straight to the main entrance of their library webpage at LIBWEB.

Campus Map:
Get an idea of WOFFORD College's layout by looking at this map of the CAMPUS.

You can click here & find some more links!MORE LINKS!


Can anyone help with News & Notes to fill in our blanks? If you'd like to contribute please e-mail or postal mail your stories and announcements. If it is from a newspaper clipping, please be sure to include the name & town location of the newspaper, and the date that it appeared in print.


Sandra Madelynne (WOFFORD)1)LAKE 2)BROWN, R.N., recently retired from years of service as an administrator for many counties in Oklahoma Public Health Departments. She didn't enjoy retirement and immediately went back to work, this time for the Head-Start program. She has since retired from there as well (1998) and is now working as a consultant for Head-Start throughout the U.S. She is active in mission work, making visits to Israel, Honduras, and Brazil. She taught hygiene and the Gospel to students in some of these countries and was allowed into the school systems where the missionaries were not allowed to go. She and her husband, Earnest James 'Earnie' BROWN have just accepted the lay pastorship of Arpelar Baptist Church, Arpelar, OK. Sandra is active in Sunday School outreach ministries with Frink Baptist Church, McAlester, OK as the administrator of their elder's Sunday School classes, which involves a group of teachers who teach Sunday School lessons to shut-ins and those in nursing homes. I'm going to have to interview her and get all the 'facts!'. Sandra is the daughter of Harry Basil 'Buck' WOFFORD & Daisy Matilda (TAYLOR) 1)SETZER. Sandra is the granddaughter of Frank WOFFORD, Sr. & Alice Emma (RUSH) 1)RIDER. You can send your regards to Sandra at by Kristi Dawn (LAKE) GROSS,

Thanks for all you've done!


Eula Noba (BALL) BURGE

CAVE CITY - Eula Noba (BALL)BURGE, 86, of Charlotte died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in Harrison, Arkansas. Born in Charlotte on Nov. 5, 1910, she was the daughter of Commodore and Josephine (MOORE) BALL. She was a homemaker and a member of the Charlotte Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Charles BURGE of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two daughters, Wanda WILKERSON of Tuckerman and Marion BULLINGTON of Harrison; a sister, Jewell ELLIOTT of Harrison; seven grandchildren, Brenda CHAMBLISS, David WILKERSON, Leah HIGHTOWER, Michael BULLINGTON, Michelle FALLIS, Leslie WOFFORD and Mark BURGE; and 10 great-grandchildren, Sarah CHAMBLISS, Barton CHAMBLISS, Shea WILKERSON, Barton WILKERSON, Joey HIGHTOWER, Ben HIGHTOWER, Shannon FALLIS, Kristie WOFFORD, Karrie WOFFORD and Austin BULLINGTON.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion BURGE; a brother, Benjamin "Buck" Moore BALL; and a granddaughter, Sarah WILKERSON. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Crouch-McGee Funeral Home Chapel of Cave City with Ralph WALLIS and Neil WILKERSON officiating. Burial will be in Charlotte Cemetery under the direction of Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City. Obituary appeared in 1997, Batesville Daily Guard, Batesville, Arkansas. Submitted by Kristi GROSS. Posted 1/26/1999.

Kristi's note: I have in the database Larry G. WOFFORD, son of _____ WOFFORD and _____ _____, and Leslie G. BURGE applying for a marriage license on 16 August 1977 at Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where part of this family lives is a suburb of Tulsa. Can anyone help connect this family to the main branch of WOFFORDs?


Daniel James 'Dan' WOFFORD

The WOFFORD family recently lost one of it's best genealogical researchers and collectors of WOFFORD family history at the death of Daniel James 'Dan' WOFFORD, Jr., born on 26 September 1936 at Rudy, Crawford County, Arkansas; died on 09 Oct 1998 at Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Burial was at the Love Cemetery, in Alma, Crawford County, Arkansas. He was the son of Daniel James WOFFORD Sr. 1914-1984, and Emily Marie BALL (living in 1999). He was the grandson of Dr. Henry Grady 'Grady' WOFFORD 1891-1972, and Margaret 'Maggie' BROYLES 1890-?, and on his mother's side, Andrew Pinkney BALL Sr. 1888-1969 and Nannie Harrison DOUGLAS. Dan was married to Ella Fern RAY and had three children: Robin Ray WOFFORD, Wade Ray WOFFORD; and Rush Ray WOFFORD. His obituary appeared in the Jay, Oklahoma newspaper. Submitted by Kaye LARRABEE & Sherlyn GREAVES. Posted 1/99.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

VITALS a/k/a the WOFFORD Cradle Roll

New arrival expected in Spring of 1999.

Dustin Cody TIDWELL & his wife Jamie Lee (POUND) TIDWELL of Council Hill, Oklahoma are expecting their first child this coming Spring. Dustin is the son of Rick Joe TIDWELL & Teri Madelynne LAKE. He is the grandson of Frank Warren LAKE & Sandra Madelynne WOFFORD. Dustin & Jamie are hoping for a healthy, happy baby!



Congratulations on your accomplishments!


Wedding bells will soon toll!


Welcome to the family!


25 Jan 1999 Our dear cousin, Virginia (MURPHY) SNOW, grandaughter of Mattie Lavina WOFFORD and Charles H. MURPHY is in the hospital. Her daughter Treva states that the doctor thinks it may be her heart. Your prayers are coveted on her behalf. Virginia is very active in pursuing WOFFORD genealogy, whether it be hers or yours and she is always most helpful and kind to share her finds with us here at the Database! Get well soon Virginia!

We'll pray for you.

View a family crest belonging to some portion of the WOFFORD family at CREST.
New WOFFORD contacts: Brian Wofford 405/677-2443 business phone, Oklahoma City, OK 73160, Attended Oklahoma, Carl Albert, Hobbies: Football. Contact attempted 1/8/1999 KDG.
....KEEP SCROLLING!! I'm still learning.


Let's make this the very best family page on the web. How? You can help! Don't know how, but willing to help? Send me an e-mail and we'll get you started. The least scrap of WOFFORD information may hold the key to someone's ability to tie into the rest of the family. It can be as simple as a middle initial that breaks down that brick wall in their research. No pressure, but if we all do just a little bit the WOFFORD Family will be the BEST O'THE BEST on the Internet. Can you help?

    You could:
  • Abstract WOFFORD vitals & obits from your local newspapers.
  • Abstract WOFFORD census information.
  • Abstract local WOFFORD court records.
  • Abstract local WOFFORD Cemeteries.
  • Interview your WOFFORD relatives.
  • Transcribe an old WOFFORD letter.
  • Send in your WOFFORD family group sheets.
  • Send in the names listed in a funeral book.
  • Send in your family bible records.
  • Send in the WOFFORD page of your local phone book. Include the name & year of phone book, city/towns, state it covers and the area code for that area.
  • Send in scanned images/photos of your WOFFORD family members. Be sure to let us know their full names, including maiden names, and how they relate to the family. Their parents & grandparents, etc.
  • Send in copies of your WOFFORD research that you've done. Perhaps many of you are sitting on fat &/or thin files of WOFFORD miscellany that might help someone else.
  • Send me a warm fuzzy email every now & again to keep me energized & focused on WOFFORD's.

Name your poision. If you're specifically talented in an area, please tell us about it. Surely we can find a job for you to do. Graphic designer, letter writer, researcher, html writer, etc. Other ideas of what's needful? Toot your own horn and let us know.

Remember, if your portion of the family isn't listed in the WOFFORD Family Clearinghouse Database, might it be that you haven't yet submitted it?

If you are new to WOFFORD research, you might as well get acquainted with Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. More info will be added later, but to get you started click here for a recent map of Spartanburg.

Although I haven't yet had a chance to look at and abstract any WOFFORD data from the following book, it may prove of interest to those who are descended from Dr./Captain Benjamin WOFFORD and Julia Ann WOODRUFF, who practiced medicine in this area about 1840? to 1894. If any of you order and/or view it and find good WOFFORD data in it, won't you let us know?

Order Spartanburg Medicine Today!
'A Brief History of Medicine in the Spartanburg Region and of the Spartanburg County Medical Society 1700-1990 : To Which Are Added Biographies.
by William Chapman HERBERT
Our Price: $25.00, Hardcover (October 1992) Reprint Co; Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks.


Order Spartanburg Deeds A-T, 1785-1827 Today!
'Spartanburg County-District, South Carolina, Deed Abstracts, Book A-T 1785-1827' by Albert B PRUITT
Our Price: $55.00
Hardcover (November 1988)
Southern Historical Press
Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks.



WOFFORD cemetery listings on the Dent Co. MO GenWeb site. The link below will take you to the main cemetery page....scroll down near the bottom for the two WOFFORD ones.
DENT CEMETERIES. (note: some of the other cemeteries listed here also contain some WOFFORDS and related families.)

Submitted by JoAnn WHITAKER.


A place for your interesting WOFFORD family photos, WOFFORD homes, tombstones, etc. Check out your photo drawer/box/jumble....haven't you got WOFFORD pics that others would like to see? Peek here for what's come OFF THE WALL so far!


This will be a place for WOFFORD letters, memorabilia, military discharges, newspaper clippings, love letters, etc. Check out your trunks, drawers, attic...haven't you got WOFFORD miscellany that other WOFFORD descendants would like to know about?


Do you own a WOFFORD sword, bible, painting, etc? Tell us and we'll post it's story here. What do you think? Should we list the address &/or phone number? Or a contact person?

  • United States Flag. The flag that draped the coffin of Harry Basil 'Buck' WOFFORD is owned by Sandra Madelynne (WOFFORD) 1)LAKE 2)BROWN.
  • Wallet. The wallet of James P. WOFFORD is owned by Jesse _____? Jesse, what's your last name???
  • Mocassins. Beaded mocassins that belonged to Sandra Madelynne WOFFORD are owned by Kristi Dawn (LAKE) GROSS.
  • War Ration Book. World War II ration book that belonged to Harry Basil 'Buck' WOFFORD is owned by Kristi Dawn (LAKE) GROSS.


From Upper South Carolina Genealogy and History, published by the Piedmont Historical Society, Vol. XI, No. 3.:

*Unity Baptist Church Minutes from Nov 1853 to Jul 1857: following slaves mentioned (owners name in parenthesis): Alexander; Caroline (LAWHON); Eliza; Emaly; Jerry (ALEXANDER); Kinsey (SKINNER); Letty (SKINNER); Lucingda (WOFFORD); Marget (BRISE); Marier (GENTRY); Mary; Mary (HILL); Nimrod (NESBITT); Obednego (LEATHERWOOD); Robert; Salena; Simpson (ALEXANDER); Susan (THOMAS); Tom (Dr. KING); Toney (HOBBY).

*The location of Unity Baptist Church is not mentioned. Therefore, one may pinpoint its location by writing Piedmont Historical Society, P.O.Box 8096, Spartanburg, SC 29305. In the information that I (KDG)received the name was spelled above as Lucingda, so this isn't a typo on my part, but makes me wonder if it wasn't one by whoever typed it?

It Happened When? What day was that?
A neat little date tool. DAY GENERATOR.


For now, if you'd like to leave a WOFFORD query, won't you use the Guest Book to do so? When you do leave a query, please consider leaving your U.S. postal address too. E-mail addresses are somewhat transitory. When we get the answer to your query, we'd like to be able to reach you! It sometimes takes a year or two for 'the answer' to come, but when it does, wouldn't you like to hear about it? If so, then please leave us with a postal mailing address. We'll let you know. Or others can just write to you directly.

If you receive your answers from someone writing directly to you, won't you keep us informed? Other WOFFORD cousins with inquiring minds want to know! If we all post to this one place with questions and answers, the better a WOFFORD resource it will become.


You know who you are! Those of us (guilty myself) who cruise by a family history page and extract good info and then just cruise on out without ever speaking up! I want to know if I've helped you. I want to know if you have questions.

Are you or someone you know a descendant of the WOFFORD family, even if the last name isn't WOFFORD? Are you part of a family with WOFFORD connections? Then, YES, you belong here. Please take the time to submit your family info. for posterity's sake!! Leave a trail to your family heritage in a visible place for future generations.

If you find something that helped you, even in the tiniest of ways, I'd love to hear about it. Even if you think you've exhausted my sources talk to me. NEW STUFF comes in EVERY DAY by U.S. Mail and in private e-mail and I won't be able to get all the updates posted quickly! Questions? Give a shout!

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P.S. If you've submitted WOFFORD information to me and it isn't in the database OR posted here yet, please forgive me. I type slowly & I'm dancing as fast as I can. Want to get moved to the top of the pile? Give me a nudge! I promise not to get too grouchy. If my family information is incorrect, please let me know. But BE PREPARED, I'll want you to prove it to me with original source documentation! See a typo? Let me know! Want your family info removed to private status? Let me know!

There are several file cabinet drawers full of WOFFORD information here that we'll get entered & posted as time allows. Remember I'm a full-time home educator, homemaker, wife of 1, mom to 2, stepmom to 3, grandmother to 3, dog owner of 2, daughter, etc., etc., as time can get short.

I am looking for a good Social Secretary for our little WOFFORD family group. If you'd like to be the chief bottle washer in charge of keeping track of everyone's name, postal address and e-mail addresses, and lines they are researching, I'd like to chat with you. Sorry, the pay is nada dime, but we'll all send you warm fuzzy thoughts on the 35th of every 13th month. Sit, sit, no shoving please. Don't everyone jump at once! There is work enough for everybody.

Kristi Dawn (LAKE) GROSS
WOFFORD Family Clearinghouse Database & Mail-List
Retreat Ridge, 1000 Ridge Drive
Sand Springs, Oklahoma 74063

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Boxing anyone? Danny WOFFORD's Heavyweight Stats
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Wofford Terriers - Sports reporting
Terry WOFFORD - Aviation & Space Artist -LAVISH!
Louis WOFFORD's - Rising Star Hot Air Balloon Rides!
Bryan WOFFORD - Artist & Designer
William WOFFORD, Jr. - Another great family Artist!
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Nat & Carol WOFFORD - Real Estate, Waco, TX
Chris WOFFORD's Nursery & Landscaping, TN
Steve WOFFORD - bead artist
WOFFORD Cemetery - Sevier County, Arkansas - GENEALOGY
Johnny WOFFORD of TN - Amateur Radio

Soon to be added:

  • WOFFORD Marriage Records
  • Information on LAKE Whitetails. Home of White Mountain, solid white, whitetail deer, owned by my Dad, Frank LAKE, Muskogee, OK, 918/683-6127.
  • Information on Bags by Brandie, wallets, purses, umbrellas. Owned by my niece, Brandie BRASHIER, Tulsa, OK, 918/832-1829.
  • Christian links (plan of salvation & correspondence course)
  • WOFFORD Bibliography
  • WOFFORD Family Bibles
  • WOFFORD Obituaries