ALFRED JACKSON WILLINGHAM

 
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6. ALFRED JACKSON WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1)  was born in Georgia, coming to Texas in 1838 and settling in Washington county. At that time the place was more or less a wilderness, and when he settled on a farm in the heart of the county, he took upon himself the herculean task of carving a home out of the virgin wilds. He proved himself entirely equal to the emergency, it appears, for he maintained a continuous residence there from then until 1902, when he died, at the advanced age of ninety-six years, well preserved and hale indeed, for one of that splendid age. The mother, too, seemed to find the hardships of pioneer life in a new country not detrimental to her health and strength, for she is yet living in Washington county, ninety years of age, and in the enjoyment of all her faculties and a fair measure of health and strength. In further mention of these worthy people, it should be said that the father was a man who saw life in its most turbulent aspects as a soldier in the Texas army from 1838 to 1856, and he served in the Mexican war under General Taylor, as well as in the Confederate army during the long civil conflict between the north and south. In the Mexican war he was taken prisoner at Black Fort, but though he was successful in making his escape almost immediately, nearly all the other prisoners were killed in their attempted escape. A fearless man, staunch and true, he went his way through life ready to meet whatever came to him of good or ill, and always ready at a moment's notice to take up arms in the defense of whatever cause he felt a sympathy for. He was a true soldier of fortune, but withal a splendid citizen, earnest and hard-working all his days, and he was honored and loved in Washington county to the end of his career. The family is one of South Carolina origin, and there are to be found today many splendid families of the name of that state.  "A History of Texas and Texans, Volume III" by Frank W. Johnson, The American Historical Society, Chicago and New York, 1914."

Alfred Jackson Willingham was born 26 Mar 1824 in Monroe County, Georgia, USA. He died 15 Mar 1907 Washington County, Texas, USA  and is buried in the Willingham Cemetery at New Year's Creek, Washington County, Texas, USA, USA. He married *18 Jan 1855 in Washington County, Texas, USA, USA to Martha (Patsy) O'NEAL who was born 7 Dec 1834 in Melbourne, Arkansas, USA. She died 12 Jan 1919 in Washington County, Texas, USA[6, 16]. and is buried in the Willingham Cemetery at New Year's Creek, Washington County, Texas, USA, USA.

 

GENERATION THREE

Children of Alfred and Martha Willingham were:
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Charles Henry WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1)[5] was born 26 Oct 1855 in Washington County, Texas, USA, USA[6] and died 22 Mar 1934 in Runnels County, Texas, USA, USA[6]. He married Lillie Eggleston CARR who died 30 Nov 1938 in Runnels County, Texas, USA
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Sarah "Sallie" WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1)[5] was born 06 Jun 1859 in Washington County, Texas, USA, USA. She died 07 Jan 1882 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, USA[5] and is buried in the Willingham Cemetery at New Year's Creek, Washington County, Texas, USA, USA. She married **30 Dec 1875 in Washington County, Texas, USA, USA to William John DICKINSON. The couple had one child Cassi Ann DICKINSON. died young and is buried in the Willingham Cemetery at New Year's Creek, Washington County, Texas, USA.
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Francis Marion WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1)[5] was born 13 Jun 1861 in Washington County, Texas, USA, USA[6] and died 29 Oct 1898 in Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas, USA, USA[5]. He married 25 Mar 1886 in Lee County Texas to Sarah Ann JONES who was born Feb 1868 in Texas, USA
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Andrew Jackson WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1)[5] was born 18 Jun 1866 in Washington County, Texas, USA, USA[6]. He married 07 Jul 1899 in Runnels County, Texas, USA to Alice HARRISON. They moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA.
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John H. WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1)[6, 43, 16, 44] was born 27 Jul 1869 in Washington County, Texas, USA and died 17 Jun 1929 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas, USA, USA[6, 16, 45]. He is buried in the Willingham Cemetery at New Year's Creek, Washington County, Texas, USA. He married 15 Oct 1893 in Lee County, Texas, USA, USA[16] to Julia Ann MURDOCK who was born 10 Oct 1872 in Kaufman County, Texas, USA and died 28 Mar 1959 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, USA. She is buried in the Willingham Cemetery at New Year's Creek, Washington County, Texas, USA, USA. She was the daughter of James Murdock and Sarah Jane York  Residence 1920 in Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA [46].
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Mary Eleanor WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1)[5] was born 19 Dec 1871 in Washington County, Texas, USA, USA.[6] She was married three times. First to Granville DEPOYSTER, second to James CONNER, Sr. and third to Reynolds HARDING.
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Annie WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1)[5]was born 01 Aug 1874 in Washington County, Texas, USA, USA[6]. She married three times. First on 12 Nov 1890 to Miles NORTON and they had a daughter Minnie Lee Norton who was born Jul 1891.  She married second to Bascomb STOCKING who was born Oct 1869 in Texas.  He was the son of Mattie Stocking who was born in MS Dec 1846. Annie married third to Joeseph Leonard EIGEL who was born abt. 1888.  
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  viii. Edna WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1)[5] was born 15 Sep 1877 in Washington County, Texas, USA. She married 15 Sep 1896 in Washington County, Texas, USA to Emmet Barrow.  Edna married 2nd to Henry Holt Phair.  She died before 1965.  Henry Phair died 1 Jan 1965 in Harris County, Texas, USA.


¦ Notes for Alfred Jackson Willingham:
1. * The date of marriage is shown on the Washington County website as 15 Jan 1855 but the family bible of A. J. states 18 Jan 1855.  The 15th is most likely the date of issuance of the license.  This is a very common error in transcriptions of marriage records.
2. **Date and William are from the Washington County Website.
3. Served in the Confederate Army.
4. Mexican War - Pvt.  Shapley P. Ross, 10-18-1846/11-18-1848. (Bounty Warrant 13421 160A)(Mounted Volunteer)|
5. Ref: CSA Pension application C6903/4-6-1887 denied/already receiving pension.
6. The government supplied a military marker which was erected on his grave by a great-granddaughter and her husband, Katherine Willingham and Howard A. Woerner.

Washington Co. Texas 1870 Census
pg 202                                    Brenham Post Office
fam# 287---Willingham, A. J. 47 GA Farmer (Alfred Jackson, son of Archibald)
Martha 35 Says GA, but  it is AR (Martha O’Neal, dau John & Nancy Harbour O’Neal)
Sarah 15 Says GA, but  TX (source #1)
Charley 11 TX (Charles Henry)
F.M. 9 TX female( Francis Marion, male)
Jackson 4 TX male (Andrew Jackson)

 


                         


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