William E. Worsham, farmer; P. O. Oakland; born in Kosciusko Co., Ind., Feb. 19, 1850; here he attended the common schools until 15 years of age, when he emigrated with his parents to Coles Co., Ill., Feb. 7, 1865; here his father, William Worsham, died May 12, 1877, and his mother died Jan. 19, 1879. Upon locating here, Mr. W. assisted his father in farming until 19 years of age, when he engaged in school-teaching during the fall and winter, and following farming in summer until 1873, when he located upon his present place, which contains 150 acres of prairie and timber land, and was one of the first places settled upon and improved in Morgan Tp. His marriage with Martha V. Collins was celebrated Dec. 13, 1873; she was born in Morgan Tp., Coles Co., Oct. 26, 1850. They have one child by this union-William Watson Worsham, born Jan. 4, 1875. Mrs. Worsham is a daughter of Watson Collins, of the early pioneers, and whose biography appears in this work.
Biographical Sketch of William E. Worsham
MLA Source Citation:Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 12 March 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/biographical-sketch-of-william-e-worsham.htm - Last updated on Oct 14th, 2011
Contribute to the Conversation!
Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.
You must be logged in to post a comment.