ARCHIBALD  WILLINGHAM


(1786 - 1857)
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1 Archibald WILLINGHAM was born 10 Dec 1786 in Richmond County (later Columbia County) , Georgia, USA . He died 27 Oct 1857 in his home, Three Chimneys, Bell County, Texas, USA and is buried in the Willingham Cemetery, Salado, Bell County, Texas, USA. (obit) He married 12 Dec 1809 in Columbia County, Georgia, USA to Eleanor BELCHER.  She was the daughter of John Belcher. She was born on 18 Apr 1794 in Richmond County (later Columbia County), Georgia, USA  and died on 22 Mar 1873 at Three Chimneys, Bell County, Texas, USA. She is buried  in the Willingham Cemetery Salado Bell County Texas.  Residence 1850 in Milam and Williamson, Milam County (later Bell County),Texas.
GENERATION TWO
Children of Archibald and Eleanor Willingham were:
i.  William Washington WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1) was born on 03 Dec 03 1810 in Columbia County, Georgia, USA [1]. He died on 17 Sep 1825 in Georgia, USA [1]. where he drowned while carrying the mail across a creek. (That mail bag is in the collection of Dr. Douglas B. Willingham, Salado, Texas.)
2 ii.  Francis Marion WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1).was born on 01 Mar 1813 in Columbia County, Georgia, USA. Residence 1850 in Milam and Williamson Counties, Texas, USA [25]. He died on 26 Mar 1852 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
iii.  Eleanor WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1) was born on 26 Mar 1815 in Columbia County, Georgia, USA. She died 24 Mar 1848 in Washington County, Texas, USA.She  married  12 Dec 1844 in Washington County, Texas, USA to George Washington Harbour.
3 iv.  Caroline Elizabeth WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1) was born on 12 Jul 1817 in Jasper County, Georgia, USA. Residence 1880 in Precinct 1, Lee County, Texas, USAShe died 08 Oct 1881 in Giddings, Lee County, Texas, USA. She married 01 Nov 1849 to Henry G Anderson. He was born 1814 in Tennessee, USA and died in Lee County, Texas, USA. Residence 1880 in Precinct 1, Lee County, Texas.
4 v.  Martha Prudence WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1) was born 24 Oct 1819 in Jasper County, Georgia, USA. She married James Monroe Harbour. They were married 11  Jan 1844 in Washington County, Texas, USA. Residence 1850 in Subdivision 29, Benton, Alabama,  She died 19 Nov 1853 in Washington County, Texas, USA.
5 vi.  Adeline WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1). was born 25 Dec 1821 in Jasper County, Georgia, USAShe died 16 Apr 1854 in Washington County, Texas, USA.
6 vii. Alfred Jackson WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1) was born on 26 Mar 1824 in Monroe County, Georgia, USA. He married on 18 Jan 1855 in Washington County, Texas, USA to Martha O'Neal.  Residence 1860 in Washington County, Texas, USA. He died 15 Mar 1907 in Washington County, Texas, USA.
viii.  Eli Washington WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1). was born  22 Feb 1827 in Newton County, Georgia, USA. He died 20 Jan 1847 in Independence, Washington County, Texas, USAHe was buried at Independence, Washington County, Texas, USA.  He never married
7 ix.  Wilson "Wilse" Lumpkin WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1). was born on 06 Nov 1829 in Kings Gap, Harris County, Georgia, USA. He married 28 Feb1868 to Elizabeth Jane Yarberry in Washington County, Texas, USA. Residence 1880 in Precinct 2, Bell County, Texas, United States [10]. He died on 15 Jan 1906 in Mi W Salado, Bell County, Texas, USA.  
x.  John Forsyth WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1). was born on 26 Apr 26 1832 in Kings Gap, Harris County, Georgia, USA. He died 17 Jul  1843 in Independence, Washington County, Texas, USA.
8 xi.  Sterling Andrew "Jackson"WILLINGHAM2(Archibald1) was born on 13 Jun 1833 in Kings Gap, Harris County, Georgia, USA. He married Tennessee "Tennie" Paralee Cave. They were married 29 Nov 1866 in Bell County, Texas, USA. Residence 1870 in Beat 4, Bell, Texas, USA. He died on 10 Feb 1871 in Willingham Spring, Bell County, Texas, USA. He was also known as Lieut Sterling A.J. Willingham. Title was Sr. He was buried in the Willingham Cemetery in Salado Bell County Texas (Plot:Family Cemetery CO G 4TH TEXAS REGT).


 Notes for Archibald Willingham:
¦ Proof of kin qualifies one for DRT and SRT.
¦ Military service-Sgt. War 1812 from GA under Capt. Thomas D. Carr and Col. Ignatius A. Few. Also, Capt. in Monroe County, Georgia Militia 1823.
¦ Archibald and family entered The Republic of Texas at Sabine County Dec 1839 and received a head-right 1 Jan 1840. This land was awarded by the Washington Co. land board. [TX Land Office]
Archibald resided in Bell County, first settled in Washington County, Texas, USA
! He has been credited with settling the town of Salado, Texas, USA. (A Texas natural landmark recorded 1967 is located on Salado Creek in Salado, Bell County, Texas, USA reads Quote "First Anglo-American settler was Archibald Willingham, 1851."
¦ Archibald was Dr. by apprenticship, rancher, surveyor, reputed to have worked on original survey of the capital of Texas building in  1853 in Austin, Texas, USA.
¦ Proof of marriage from marriage certificate
¦ Proof of death from obituary
¦ Family legend says his first name was William - not proven.



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