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Descendants of James Works

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. JAMES1 WORKS was born 1756, and died December 01, 1812 in Milledgeville, GA. He married PENELOPE TOOLE, daughter of DAVID TOOLE and TELITHA YARBROUGH. She was born February 27, 1771, and died October 19, 1848 in Sylacauga, AL.

 

Notes for JAMES WORKS:

JAMES E. WORKS

PENELOPE TOOL

 

Thomas Spratlin Porter remembers the following about his ancestors --

as they were told him by his Grandmother, Mary Jane Ogletree Thomas and

her sister, Sarah Elizabeth Ogletree Pinson. This history was related to

Ruth Conaway Kendrick in April 1966. The red or brown hair that showed

up in the later generations was inherited from the Works side of the family.

 

Sally Goggans Hughes Porter remembers that the Works family came to

America from Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland.

 

Ruth Conaway Kendrick says in a letter that one lady she was

corresponding with in South Carolina (a Peterson descendant) told her of

having a rocking chair brought by wagon from Pennsylvania to South

Carolina when her family moved. The Works family apparently came

from Pennsylvania through Virginia to South Carolina.

 

James Works was listed in a Revolutionary War size roll about 1780.

He was cited as being of York County, Pennsylvania, and would have been

born about 1756. He enrolled at Chesterfield Courthouse, Virginia. He did not like being in the Revolutionary War and traded his "rum rations" to another man to take his place in the Rev. War. He had sandy hair, blue eyes and was listed as being a tailor by trade--later records in Orangeburg District, SC list him as being a surveyor by trade--Plat Locators, Old Book B dated 22 Feb. 1792. 1793 and 1796 Tax Records of Hancock County, Georgia list James Works. 1805 Land Lottery records for Washington County, GA list James Works as having two draws--no land received. James Works is listed on Washington County, GA Milita Muster Rolls, 2nd Co., 2nd Batt., 2nd Regiment, 1793. From 1811 Georgia Tax Digest we learn James Works owned 346 acres of land in Baldwin County, GA. He died 1 Dec. 1812.

 

South Carolina Archives, Records of the Register and Secretary of the Province list Robert Works as witness to a deed dated 18 Feb. 1679. No connection has been established.

 

FOURTH SERIES VOL I, HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL NOTES

AND QUERIES (Relating to Pennsylvania)

 

p. 136 states that Patrick

Work bought land in Pennsylvania in 1760 & with a brother moved to

Virginia and they were officers in the Revolutionary army from that State.

A daughter of John Galbraith married a Work, probably James Work,

son of the above Patrick Work. No connection to these Works have been

established.

 

 

1790 Orangeburg District - South Part - South Carolina Census

p. 101 JAMES WORKS

no statics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for PENELOPE TOOLE:

Buried in McCung Cemetery in Talladega, Ala. in an unmarked grave.

Children of JAMES WORKS and PENELOPE TOOLE are:

2. i. JOHN2 WORKS, b. February 12, 1791, Orangeburg District, SC; d. November 04, 1872, Coosa County. Alabama Mt. Olive Cemetery.

3. ii. ELI WORKS, b. December 26, 1795, Georgia; d. May 10, 1874, Itawamba County, MS (Buried Hoyl Family Cemetery).

4. iii. DAVID WORKS, b. July 25, 1811, Georgia; d. April 21, 1878.

iv. TALITHA WORKS, b. 1801; d. Unknown; m. ARTHUR K. ELLIOTT, May 02, 1822; d. Unknown.

v. POLLY WORKS, d. Unknown; m. PETER DUBOSE, February 29, 1824; d. Unknown.

5. vi. JESSE WORKS, b. January 20, 1794, Georgia; d. January 12, 1870, Ouachita County, Arkansas.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOHN2 WORKS (JAMES1) was born February 12, 1791 in Orangeburg District, SC, and died November 04, 1872 in Coosa County. Alabama Mt. Olive Cemetery. He married RUTHA TAYLOR March 01, 1825, daughter of ARTHUR TAYLOR and NANCY ARNOLD. She was born April 10, 1805 in Kentucky, and died December 04, 1897 in Coosa County. Alabama Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Children of JOHN WORKS and RUTHA TAYLOR are:

i. LOUISIA ANN3 WORKS, b. June 19, 1826, Dalls Acount, Ala; d. January 11, 1851, Sycamore, Talladega County, AL (Talleadega Church Cemetery); m. WALTER B. FUNDERBURG, July 11, 1850; d. Unknown.

6. ii. MARY JANE WORKS, b. January 01, 1828, Dallas Co., Al; d. October 26, 1912, Alexander City, Tallapoosa, Al.

iii. JAMES ARTHUR WORKS, b. October 15, 1829, Dallas, Al; d. June 21, 1897; m. MATTIE A. CLARK, January 27, 1858; d. Unknown.

iv. MARTHA TEMPERANCE WORKS, b. October 20, 1831, Lownds Co., Al; d. September 15, 1912; m. (1) JAMES A. SPENCER; d. Unknown; m. (2) JACOB W. SHERMAN, February 07, 1856; d. Unknown.

v. WILLIAM TAYLOR WORKS, b. April 21, 1833, Lownds Co., Al; d. July 06, 1898; m. CALLIE HOPKINS, July 06, 1898; d. Unknown.

7. vi. SARAH MOSS (SALLY) WORKS, b. December 22, 1836, Lownds Co., Al; d. April 01, 1922, Shiloh Baptist Cemetry, Coosa Co., Al.

vii. JOHN LAWRENCE WORKS, b. March 08, 1839, Lownds Co., Al; d. November 13, 1881.

viii. IRA THADDEUS WORKS, b. December 04, 1841, lownds Co., Al; d. November 02, 1863.

ix. ANN ELIZA WORKS, b. December 18, 1844, Talladega County, Alabama; d. March 21, 1922; m. JAMES S. BAILEY, January 04, 1870; d. Unknown.

8. x. ELIZABETH RUTHA WORKS, b. January 09, 1835, Lowndes, AL; d. May 24, 1880, Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

3. ELI2 WORKS (JAMES1) was born December 26, 1795 in Georgia, and died May 10, 1874 in Itawamba County, MS (Buried Hoyl Family Cemetery). He married NANCY ANN ROSS January 12, 1823 in Dallas County, Al, daughter of WALTER ROSS and MARGARET WILLIAMS. She was born March 27, 1799, and died February 09, 1885 in Itawamba County, Mississippi (Buried in Holy Family Cemetery).

 

Notes for ELI WORKS:

Eli Works was one of the first settlers in Itawamba County, Mississippi. That generation built their own homes like their forefathers did, set by the North star at night. They lived frugal enough so that a one year drought would not cost them their farm and home. Eli was a deeply religious man, having deeded some of his land on 3 October 1850 to the M.E. Church (Ita. Land Records, Book 8, page 239) to have meeting house built there. The meeting house is gone, and it is now called the Hoyl Family Cemetery. It is interesting to note that the officers of the Methodist Episcopal Church were Joel Hoyl, William McNeice, James F. Works, John W. Works and Andrew Reeves.

 

1860 Itawamba County, Mississippi Slave Schedule, Eli Works, ownership of eight slaves. His favorite slave was Lemuel Works, whom Eli left 40 acres of land upon his death. Source: 1860 Census Records, 1890 Ita. Co. Tax Records, notes in Works Family Bible in possession of Freda Wylie, 901 Washington Blvd., Sheffield, AL.

Children of ELI WORKS and NANCY ROSS are:

9. i. JOHN W.3 WORKS, SR., b. 1823; d. Unknown.

10. ii. JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK) WORKS, b. January 25, 1825, AL; d. May 07, 1896, Itawamba Co., MS (East Fulton Baptist Church).

11. iii. BENJAMINE MILTON WORKS, b. February 28, 1828, Alabama; d. May 26, 1898, Midlothian Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas.

12. iv. ELI M. WORKS, b. January 1830; d. 1893, Lavaca Co., TX (Willow Creek Cemetery).

13. v. WILEY W. WORKS, b. 1833, Alabama; d. September 17, 1862, Sharksburg, Maryland.

14. vi. MARY PENELOPE WORKS, b. May 31, 1831, AL; d. June 22, 1906, Stephenville, Erath Co., TX.

15. vii. NANCY JANE WORKS, b. April 09, 1836, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. March 30, 1879, Itawamba County, Mississippi.

viii. ADOLPHUS WORKS, b. 1837; d. Unknown.

16. ix. WILLIAM ALEXANDER (ALEX) WORKS, b. May 1843, Autauga County, AL; d. April 1923, Bienville Parish, LA (Camp Ground Cemetery).

 

4. DAVID2 WORKS (JAMES1) was born July 25, 1811 in Georgia, and died April 21, 1878. He married (1) ELIZABETH J. DUNN March 01, 1842. She was born November 07, 1821, and died February 20, 1844. He married (2) MARGARET "PEGGY" TAYLOR BURTON July 03, 1845, daughter of ARTHUR TAYLOR and NANCY ARNOLD. She was born February 20, 1816, and died January 25, 1905.

Children of DAVID WORKS and MARGARET BURTON are:

17. i. JESSE3 WORKS, b. March 05, 1847, Talladega County, Alabama; d. November 23, 1914, Campti, Louisiana.

18. ii. BENJAMINE J. WORKS, b. February 26, 1843, Alabama; d. April 25, 1912, Calcote Cemetery, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

19. iii. ELIZABETH WORKS, b. January 03, 1849, Coosa County, Alabama; d. July 04, 1891, Union Cemetery, Bienville, Louisiana.

iv. WILLIAM TAYLOR WORKS, b. December 24, 1850; d. Unknown.

v. CALLIE C. WORKS, b. June 13, 1854; d. Unknown; m. JOHN ARCHIBALD; d. Unknown.

20. vi. THOMAS MCGREGOR WORKS, b. February 03, 1854, Alabama; d. October 07, 1918, Eros Cemetery, Jackson Parish, LA.

21. vii. MARTHA MARIA WORKS, b. April 21, 1856; d. August 15, 1898.

 

5. JESSE2 WORKS (JAMES1) was born January 20, 1794 in Georgia, and died January 12, 1870 in Ouachita County, Arkansas. He married NANCY SAMPLE October 12, 1826 in Alabama, daughter of ALEXANDER SAMPLE and MARGARET WALLER. She was born February 06, 1808 in NC or Baldwin County, Georgia, and died January 01, 1846 in Alabama.

Children of JESSE WORKS and NANCY SAMPLE are:

i. MARTHA ANN3 WORKS, b. September 23, 1831; d. Unknown; m. (1) SMITH; d. Unknown; m. (2) BRYAN; d. Unknown.

ii. JAMES MILTON WORKS, b. June 29, 1836, Alabama; d. February 10, 1905.

22. iii. SARAH MARGARET WORKS, b. June 25, 1838; d. April 08, 1877.

23. iv. CATHERINE PENELOPE WORKS, b. December 25, 1840, Alabama; d. April 02, 1916, Oklahoma City, OK.

v. NANCY AMELIA WORKS, b. May 24, 1843, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. PARKES; d. Unknown.

24. vi. MARY MATILDA WORKS, b. August 14, 1829, Alabama; d. 1885.

25. vii. PALESTINE ELIZABETH WORKS, b. February 10, 1834, Alabama; d. September 17, 1895, Ouachita County, Arkansas.

26. viii. DAVID ALEXANDER WORKS, b. September 20, 1827; d. July 01, 1863.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. MARY JANE3 WORKS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born January 01, 1828 in Dallas Co., Al, and died October 26, 1912 in Alexander City, Tallapoosa, Al. She married DR. JAMES PETERSON GOGGANS November 04, 1852, son of JAMES GOGGANS and CASSANDRA PETERSON. He was born November 11, 1829, and died January 04, 1891 in Goodwater, AL (Goodwater Cemetery Coosa Co., AL).

 

Notes for MARY JANE WORKS:

JAMES PETERSON GOGGANS

MARY JANE WORKS

 

Dr. JAMES PETERSON GOGGANS was a surgeon of the Alabama

Regiment in the Confederate Service.

 

Dr. JAMES PETERSON GOGGANS married MARY JANE WORKS.

They lived near Rockford, Alabama. Dr. Goggans was educated in

Charleston, South Carolina, and New York City. He was an exceptional

Christian man who spent his life serving others by riding horseback far and

near to treat the sick--often without remuneration. In fact, he treated one

family for typhoid fever year after year, finally contracted it himself, and

died at his home in Alexander City, Alabama. That family never paid a

dime in fees. Dr. GOGGANS was able to educate his three oldest

children quite well, but was persuaded to sign a note for a man who never

repaid, and as it was for a sizable amount, he was unable to send the three

younger children to college. He left a nice estate; however, in settlement,

the oldest son, Adrian, appropriated most of it for himself and left with his

family for still another year's study in surgery in Germany.

MARY JANE WORKS was the opposite of Dr. GOGGANS--a self

centered woman who required pampering. She did not have a very good

personality. She was kind of haughty. She had everything she needed or

wanted. MARY JANE had a lot of money. She came to Texas twice after her

daughter Alice died. Tom had remarried. His new wife, Princella was an

excellent dressmaker. Princella got some black silk material and made

MARY JANE a dress. Princella treated MARY JANE like her own mother

and did all she could to entertain her while she was in Texas.

 

On one of her trips Princella gave MARY JANE a dinner. The first

course was oyster stew. One of Tom & Princella's wedding gifts was $5 for

silverware and they used the silverware set bought with it during this

dinner. The guests of honor were old people--in honor of MARY JANE. It

was held at noon.

 

MARY JANE was as stingy as could be. Before she was ready to board

the train to return to Alabama she lined her dresses with money--bill after

bill--and sewed them up.

 

She lived to be 95 years old. MARY JANE became a Christian about the

age of 70. She developed cataracts at an early age--also inflammatory

rheumatism. She was well taken care of from Dr. GOGGANS' estate, but

through the years managed to turn all surplus over to Adrian. There were

six children born into the family.

 

James Adrian Goggans was a physician and surgeon, educated in Ann

Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Heidelberg, Germany. For many

years he was Chief Surgeon for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.

He owned his own sanitarium in Alexander City, Alabama, and was one of

the best noted surgeons the state of Alabama has ever known. He

married Mittie Hunt. They traveled widely and lived well, but before

Adrian died he wrote an apology for mishandling MARY JANE's share of

Dr. GOGGANS estate. She wrote forgiveness and he replied thanking her

for making his last days more comfortable. He died a poor man in 1920 at

his home in Alexander city, Alabama. Dr. GOGGANS and MARY JANE

had moved to Alexander City in their later years and built a home

adjoining Adrian's and they lived there until they died.

 

Phillip Peterson Goggans was a physician also educated in Ann Arbor,

Michigan, and New York City. He was the type to collect every dime

owing to him. He married Beatrice Bailey. They moved to Birmingham,

Alabama, and he made a small fortune in real estate.

 

ALICE ELIZABETH GOGGANS attended schools in Mobile, Alabama.

She married Dr. THOMAS BRYANT. They lived with her family the first

few years of their marriage. They have 4 babies (boys) buried there. They

moved to Chandler, Texas.

 

Ira Thaddeus Goggans married Pollie Bay and they lived in

Birmingham, Alabama.

 

 

 

Notes for DR. JAMES PETERSON GOGGANS:

JAMES PETERSON GOGGANS

MARY JANE WORKS

 

Dr. JAMES PETERSON GOGGANS was a surgeon of the Alabama

Regiment in the Confederate Service.

 

Dr. JAMES PETERSON GOGGANS married MARY JANE WORKS.

They lived near Rockford, Alabama. Dr. Goggans was educated in

Charleston, South Carolina, and New York City. He was an exceptional

Christian man who spent his life serving others by riding horseback far and

near to treat the sick--often without remuneration. In fact, he treated one

family for typhoid fever year after year, finally contracted it himself, and

died at his home in Alexander City, Alabama. That family never paid a

dime in fees. Dr. GOGGANS was able to educate his three oldest

children quite well, but was persuaded to sign a note for a man who never

repaid, and as it was for a sizable amount, he was unable to send the three

younger children to college. He left a nice estate; however, in settlement,

the oldest son, Adrian, appropriated most of it for himself and left with his

family for still another year's study in surgery in Germany.

MARY JANE WORKS was the opposite of Dr. GOGGANS--a self

centered woman who required pampering. She did not have a very good

personality. She was kind of haughty. She had everything she needed or

wanted. MARY JANE had a lot of money. She came to Texas twice after her

daughter Alice died. Tom had remarried. His new wife, Princella was an

excellent dressmaker. Princella got some black silk material and made

MARY JANE a dress. Princella treated MARY JANE like her own mother

and did all she could to entertain her while she was in Texas.

 

On one of her trips Princella gave MARY JANE a dinner. The first

course was oyster stew. One of Tom & Princella's wedding gifts was $5 for

silverware and they used the silverware set bought with it during this

dinner. The guests of honor were old people--in honor of MARY JANE. It

was held at noon.

 

MARY JANE was as stingy as could be. Before she was ready to board

the train to return to Alabama she lined her dresses with money--bill after

bill--and sewed them up.

 

She lived to be 95 years old. MARY JANE became a Christian about the

age of 70. She developed cataracts at an early age--also inflammatory

rheumatism. She was well taken care of from Dr. GOGGANS' estate, but

through the years managed to turn all surplus over to Adrian. There were

six children born into the family.

 

James Adrian Goggans was a physician and surgeon, educated in Ann

Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Heidelberg, Germany. For many

years he was Chief Surgeon for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.

He owned his own sanitarium in Alexander City, Alabama, and was one of

the best noted surgeons the state of Alabama has ever known. He

married Mittie Hunt. They traveled widely and lived well, but before

Adrian died he wrote an apology for mishandling MARY JANE's share of

Dr. GOGGANS estate. She wrote forgiveness and he replied thanking her

for making his last days more comfortable. He died a poor man in 1920 at

his home in Alexander city, Alabama. Dr. GOGGANS and MARY JANE

had moved to Alexander City in their later years and built a home

adjoining Adrian's and they lived there until they died.

 

Phillip Peterson Goggans was a physician also educated in Ann Arbor,

Michigan, and New York City. He was the type to collect every dime

owing to him. He married Beatrice Bailey. They moved to Birmingham,

Alabama, and he made a small fortune in real estate.

 

ALICE ELIZABETH GOGGANS attended schools in Mobile, Alabama.

She married Dr. THOMAS BRYANT. They lived with her family the first

few years of their marriage. They have 4 babies (boys) buried there. They

moved to Chandler, Texas.

 

Ira Thaddeus Goggans married Pollie Bay and they lived in

Birmingham, Alabama.

 

 

Children of MARY WORKS and DR. GOGGANS are:

27. i. DR. JAMES ADRIAN4 GOGGANS, b. September 13, 1854; d. April 25, 1920.

ii. DR. PHILLIP GOGGANS, b. June 29, 1855; d. January 24, 1924.

iii. IRA GOGGANS, b. September 15, 1862; d. Unknown.

28. iv. MARTHA KATE GOGGANS, b. July 19, 1864; d. June 30, 1929, Denver, Co.

29. v. ALICE ELIZABETH GOGGANS, b. September 13, 1857, Coosa County. Alabama; d. April 12, 1900, Chandler, Henderson, TX.

vi. SALLIE RUTH GOGGANS, b. January 23, 1868; d. Unknown.

 

7. SARAH MOSS (SALLY)3 WORKS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born December 22, 1836 in Lownds Co., Al, and died April 01, 1922 in Shiloh Baptist Cemetry, Coosa Co., Al. She married WILLIAM MOSLEY GOGGANS, SR. March 20, 1853. He died Unknown.

Children of SARAH WORKS and WILLIAM GOGGANS are:

30. i. JOHN MILTON4 GOGGANS, b. February 08, 1874; d. August 31, 1933.

31. ii. WILLIAM MOSLEY GOGGANS, JR., b. May 20, 1876; d. October 03, 1957.

iii. MATTIE MOSS GOGGANS, b. June 25, 1878; d. Unknown.

 

8. ELIZABETH RUTHA3 WORKS (JOHN2, JAMES1)1 was born January 09, 1835 in Lowndes, AL1, and died May 24, 1880 in Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL1. She married (1) RICHARD C. HARDY December 17, 1857. He died Unknown. She married (2) RICHARD COVINGTON HARDY1 December 17, 1857 in Coosa, AL1. He was born March 19, 1838 in Nixburg, AL1, and died February 29, 1908 in Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL1.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH RUTHA WORKS:

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See notes for Richard Covington Hardy.

 

Notes for RICHARD COVINGTON HARDY:

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Information secured from the 1850, 1870, and 1880 Census for Coosa County, and 1860 Census for Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

Children of ELIZABETH WORKS and RICHARD HARDY are:

32. i. WILLIAM GEORGE GOGGANS WESLEY4 HARDY, b. April 29, 1858, Yount's Ferry, Tallapoosa, AL; d. December 18, 1907, Coledale, Scott, AK.

33. ii. SARAH SALLIE BELLE HARDY, b. September 26, 1861, Yount's Ferry, Tallapoosa, AL; d. 1957, Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Elmore, AL.

iii. ALBERT SIDNEY HARDY1, b. June 21, 1867, Hatchet Creek, Coosa, AL1; d. June 21, 18671.

 

Notes for ALBERT SIDNEY HARDY:

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Birth and Death dates are taken from tombstone located in the Old Hatchett Creek (or Dollar) cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

34. iv. SIDNEY JOHNSTON HARDY, b. August 31, 1868, Hatchet Creek, Coosa, AL; d. November 15, 1939.

v. MARY SUSAN HARDY1, b. July 29, 1871, Hatchet Creek, Coosa, AL1; d. October 08, 19351; m. ISAC BRAXTON BOWDOIN1; b. 18641; d. 19291.

 

Notes for ISAC BRAXTON BOWDOIN:

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9 Children.

 

35. vi. MARTHA TAYLOR HARDY, b. June 06, 1874, Hatchet Creek, Coosa, AL; d. March 11, 1897, Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

9. JOHN W.3 WORKS, SR. (ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1823, and died Unknown. He married CYNTHIA REED June 16, 1850 in Itawamba County, MS. She died Unknown.

Children of JOHN WORKS and CYNTHIA REED are:

i. MATILDA (MARY)4 WORKS, b. 1852; d. Unknown.

ii. PALESTINE (NANCY) WORKS, b. 1854; d. Unknown.

36. iii. WILLIAM WESLEY (WILEY) WORKS, b. 1853, Miss; d. Unknown.

iv. HARRIETT WORKS, b. 1856; d. Unknown.

v. ROXANNE WORKS, b. 1860; d. Unknown; m. C.M. JONES, December 19, 1878; d. Unknown.

vi. JOHN W. WORKS, JR., b. 1863; d. Unknown.

37. vii. WEBSTER WORKS, b. 1865; d. Unknown.

 

10. JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK)3 WORKS (ELI2, JAMES1) was born January 25, 1825 in AL, and died May 07, 1896 in Itawamba Co., MS (East Fulton Baptist Church). He married (1) MARTHA PATTON November 06, 1851 in Itawamba Co., MS, daughter of JOHN PATTON and SARAH RYAN. She was born 1833 in Fayette County, Ala, and died September 21, 1911 in Russellville, Arkansas. He married (2) JENNIE ISABELLE POTTS January 03, 1882. She died Unknown.

Children of JAMES WORKS and MARTHA PATTON are:

38. i. JAMES ELI4 WORKS, b. September 15, 1860, Itawamba Co., MS; d. September 22, 1923, Itawamba Co., MS (East Fulton Baptist Church).

39. ii. SARAH (SALLY) WORKS, b. February 02, 1863; d. April 13, 1939, Russellville, AR.

40. iii. FRANCIS MARION WORKS, b. November 04, 1864, Baldwin, Printiss County, Miss; d. October 11, 1932, Las Cruces, Dona County, NM.

iv. JEFFERSON E. (JEFF) WORKS, b. August 10, 1868; d. July 20, 1933; m. NEVER MARRIED; d. Unknown.

41. v. ROBERT LEE WORKS, b. February 27, 1873, Baldwin, Printiss County, Miss; d. September 09, 1949, Hot Springs, Garland County, AR.

42. vi. DORN THOMAS WORKS, b. September 21, 1858, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. July 06, 1892, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas.

43. vii. HENRY C. WORKS, b. January 27, 1854, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. November 04, 1886, Aurora, Wise County, Texas.

Child of JAMES WORKS and JENNIE POTTS is:

44. viii. JESSE ARLANDA4 WORKS, b. November 18, 1884, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. December 31, 1964, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

11. BENJAMINE MILTON3 WORKS (ELI2, JAMES1) was born February 28, 1828 in Alabama, and died May 26, 1898 in Midlothian Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. He married MARGARET KATHERINE RICHARDSON July 23, 1850 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, daughter of WESLEY RICHARDSON and ELIZABETH REAGOR. She was born April 26, 1834 in Alabama, and died July 07, 1900 in Ellis County, Texas.

 

More About MARGARET KATHERINE RICHARDSON:

Burial: Unknown, Midlothian Cemetery, Ellis Co., TX

Children of BENJAMINE WORKS and MARGARET RICHARDSON are:

45. i. ADOLPHUS MADDEN4 WORKS, b. June 04, 1851, Ellis County, Texas; d. February 23, 1925, Whichita Falls Vernon, Whicita County, Texas.

46. ii. PERRY BYNUM WORKS, b. August 20, 1853, Reagor Springs, Texas; d. January 17, 1902, Myrtle Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas.

47. iii. WILLIAM W. WORKS, b. 1856, Reagor Springs, Texas; d. 1895, City Cemetery, Waxachie, Ellis County, Texas.

48. iv. JOHN DELLETTE WORKS, b. October 1858, Reagor Springs, Texas; d. Unknown.

v. ANNIE A.E. WORKS, b. July 09, 1861; d. September 30, 1868, Wax. Cemetery, Texas.

49. vi. LANDON LEON WORKS, b. February 1864, Reagor Springs, Ellis County, Texas; d. Unknown.

50. vii. FOUNTAIN PITTS WORKS, SR., b. 1869, Reagor Springs, Texas; d. January 17, 1953, Amarillo, Potter County, TX.

viii. BENNETTA CAROLINE WORKS, b. January 22, 1871, Reagor Springs, Texas; d. January 07, 1957; m. JOHN BASS CHEATHAM, June 22, 1893; d. Unknown.

ix. MILTON O. WORKS, b. March 1873; d. Unknown.

x. CARL DAWSON WORKS, b. May 29, 1877; d. January 07, 1957, Los Angeles, California.

 

12. ELI M.3 WORKS (ELI2, JAMES1) was born January 1830, and died 1893 in Lavaca Co., TX (Willow Creek Cemetery). He married MARY ELLEN ALLEN October 02, 1851 in Itawamba Co., MS, daughter of ELIBA ALLEN and NANCY WALDEN. She was born 1832 in Itawamba Co., MS, and died February 29, 1916 in Lavaca Co., TX (Willow Creek Cemetery).

Children of ELI WORKS and MARY ALLEN are:

i. TABITHA ANN4 WORKS, b. April 1853; d. February 05, 1935, Morales, Jackson Co., TX; m. NATHAN GANDY; d. Unknown.

51. ii. MARY ELLEN WORKS, b. 1856; d. February 26, 1922, Lavaca Co., TX.

iii. ADOLPHUS M. (DOLF) WORKS, b. 1857; d. Unknown; m. NEVER MARRIED; d. Unknown.

iv. MILLARD C. WORKS, b. 1859; d. Unknown; m. NEVER MARRIED; d. Unknown.

52. v. BENJAMINE B. WORKS, b. 1862; d. 1929, Harris Co., TX.

vi. SARAH CALEDONIA WORKS, b. 1871, Lavaca Co., TX; d. Unknown; m. NEVER MARRIED; d. Unknown.

 

13. WILEY W.3 WORKS (ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1833 in Alabama, and died September 17, 1862 in Sharksburg, Maryland. He married SARAH B. BROWN September 01, 1857, daughter of WILSON BROWN and ELIZABETH. She was born 1837 in Tennessee, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for WILEY W. WORKS:

Wiley W. Works was killed on September 17, 1862 in Sharksburg, Maryland. Source: Confederate War Record, Company K, 48th Mississippi Infantry.

Children of WILEY WORKS and SARAH BROWN are:

53. i. ANDREW ELI4 WORKS, b. August 26, 1858, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. May 01, 1943, Boswell, Oklahoma.

ii. MARY J. WORKS, b. 1860; d. Unknown.

 

14. MARY PENELOPE3 WORKS (ELI2, JAMES1) was born May 31, 1831 in AL, and died June 22, 1906 in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX. She married WILLIAM JAMES SENTER October 14, 1852 in Itawamba Co., MS, son of ALFRED SENTER and ELIZABETH SHARP. He was born June 18, 1830 in Autauga Co., AL, and died November 30, 1864.

Children of MARY WORKS and WILLIAM SENTER are:

i. NANCY ELIZABETH (BETTY)4 SENTER, b. July 07, 1853; d. Unknown; m. THOMAS WRIGHT LATTA, December 17, 1879, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas; d. Unknown.

54. ii. MARY ANN SENTER, b. 1855; d. Unknown.

iii. ALFRED ELI SENTER, b. February 06, 1857; d. February 10, 1932, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas; m. MARY SALENA LINDSAY, December 21, 1879, Freestone County, Texas; b. October 31, 1865; d. January 18, 1953, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.

iv. JOHN SENTER, b. 1859; d. Unknown; m. RUBY NELSON; d. Unknown.

v. RICHARD DANIEL SENTER, b. October 23, 1861; d. Unknown; m. IDA ANN MILLER, September 06, 1883, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas; d. Unknown.

 

15. NANCY JANE3 WORKS (ELI2, JAMES1) was born April 09, 1836 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died March 30, 1879 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. She married CICERO M. GRAHAM December 08, 1852 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, son of THOMAS GRAHAM and ELIZABETH MILLER. He was born November 28, 1838 in South Carolina, and died March 19, 1908 in Itawamba County, Mississippi.

Children of NANCY WORKS and CICERO GRAHAM are:

i. BENJAMINE F.4 GRAHAM, b. September 17, 1859, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. January 09, 1944.

55. ii. WILLIAM ALLEN GRAHAM, b. May 28, 1861, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. February 26, 1949.

56. iii. SYMANTHA JANE GRAHAM, b. May 27, 1866, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. October 04, 1926, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.

57. iv. CICERO LAFAYETTE GRAHAM, b. January 01, 1869, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. July 23, 1961, Fairview Cemetery, Itawamba County. Miss.

58. v. DANIEL WEBSTER GRAHAM, b. August 08, 1871, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. March 19, 1959, Itawamba County, Mississippi Buried Fairview Cemetery.

vi. THOMAS ELIJAH GRAHAM, b. January 01, 1874, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. 1937, Ada, Oklahoma; m. IVORY CATHEY; b. Ada, Oklahoma; d. Unknown.

59. vii. JOSEPH LEE GRAHAM, b. October 27, 1876, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. November 01, 1960, Itawamba County, Mississippi Buried Fairview Cemetery.

 

16. WILLIAM ALEXANDER (ALEX)3 WORKS (ELI2, JAMES1) was born May 1843 in Autauga County, AL, and died April 1923 in Bienville Parish, LA (Camp Ground Cemetery). He married (1) HIGGINBOTHEM. She died Unknown. He married (2) MINERVA DRUCILLA WARREN December 17, 1860 in Itawamba Co., MS. She was born December 1850, and died 1898 in McNeil, AR.

Children of WILLIAM WORKS and MINERVA WARREN are:

i. SARAH N.J.4 WORKS, b. 1865; d. Unknown; m. DOUGLAS; d. Unknown.

ii. JOHN WILLIAM E. WORKS, b. November 02, 1866; d. December 06, 1945, McNeil, AR; m. GENA B. PARKER; d. Unknown.

60. iii. JEFFERSON L. WORKS, b. 1870; d. 1891, Beuna Vista, Ouchita Co., AR.

61. iv. MARY ALICE WORKS, b. 1873; d. Unknown, Dallas, TX.

v. JAMES REUBEN WORKS, b. 1875; d. 1916, McNeil, AR; m. MAUDE FREEMAN; d. Unknown.

62. vi. MILTON HUGH WORKS, b. August 03, 1877, Polk, Arkansas; d. 1962.

 

17. JESSE3 WORKS (DAVID2, JAMES1) was born March 05, 1847 in Talladega County, Alabama, and died November 23, 1914 in Campti, Louisiana. He married SARAH CELLETTIE WALLIS (WALLACE) June 29, 1871, daughter of FERINAND WALLACE and PINETHIA (FOREMAN). She was born June 13, 1855 in Talladega County, Alabama, and died November 19, 1902 in Antioch Cemetery, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.

Children of JESSE WORKS and SARAH (WALLACE) are:

i. EMMA JUNE4 WORKS, b. June 05, 1873, Alabama; d. November 1911, Ark.

ii. EMILY JUNE WORKS, b. June 05, 1873; d. March 09, 1909, Coushatta, Louisiana.

63. iii. FERDINAND ALLEN WORKS, b. March 01, 1874, Louisiana; d. December 16, 1955, Dallas, Texas.

iv. JOHN ARTHUR WORKS, b. January 09, 1876, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; d. August 26, 1942, Dallas, Texas; m. WILLIE FOUNTAIN; d. Unknown.

64. v. SARA ELIZABETH WORKS, b. September 28, 1877, Lincoln Louisiana; d. February 09, 1965, Jonesboro, Jackson, Louisiana.

65. vi. THOMAS WORKS, b. March 03, 1880, Bienville Parish, LA; d. May 30, 1956, W. Monroe, Louisiana Hasley Cemetery.

vii. WILLIAM HEZEKIAH (PETE) WORKS, b. February 27, 1882; d. March 1924, Columbia, Louisiana.

viii. DAVIE (DOC) WORKS, b. April 01, 1885; d. June 03, 1958; m. ARMANILLA BAILEY; d. Unknown.

 

18. BENJAMINE J.3 WORKS (DAVID2, JAMES1) was born February 26, 1843 in Alabama, and died April 25, 1912 in Calcote Cemetery, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. He married (1) EMILY ANNAH BEATTY June 16, 1870, daughter of WILLIAM BEATTY and CAROLINE MONDAY. She was born June 09, 1843 in Alabama, and died April 30, 1882 in Union Cemetery, Louisiana. He married (2) ELLA C. BEATTY 1882. She died April 06, 1938 in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

Children of BENJAMINE WORKS and EMILY BEATTY are:

i. WALTER SCOTT4 WORKS, b. August 18, 1872, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. October 20, 1933, Matoy, Bryan, Oklahoma; m. (1) BETTY SAUNDERS; d. Unknown; m. (2) CORNELLA SAUNDERS, September 08, 1899; d. Unknown.

66. ii. ROBERT LEE WORKS, b. July 22, 1875, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. July 16, 1943, Chatom, Jackson, Louisiana.

67. iii. CORA ELLA WORKS, b. October 21, 1880, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. June 05, 1942, Union Cemetery, Bienville, Louisiana.

Children of BENJAMINE WORKS and ELLA BEATTY are:

iv. EUGENE4 WORKS, b. October 30, 1882, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. March 28, 1916, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Lincoln, Louisiana.

v. PRICE A. WORKS, b. October 05, 1884, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. June 25, 1917, Matoy, Bryan, Oklahoma; m. ETHEL TOMERSON; d. Unknown.

vi. LUTHER H. WORKS, b. February 22, 1888, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. January 29, 1963, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Lincoln, Louisiana; m. MARTHA IRENE WILLIAMSON, September 03, 1919; d. Unknown.

vii. ALLEN RALPH WORKS, b. November 12, 1896, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. Unknown; m. (1) MARIA ALDEN, Private; b. Private; m. (2) ZELL DUNCAN, Private; b. Private.

viii. ETHEL WORKS, b. August 23, 1899, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. Unknown; m. (1) HENRY MCCLURE; d. Unknown; m. (2) J.M. BRIDGE; d. Unknown.

ix. EDGAR ARTHUR WORKS, b. August 23, 1899, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana; d. Unknown; m. (1) BOYCE MCCONATHY, Private; b. Private; m. (2) LEESIE GOULDIN, Private; b. Private.

x. ELIZABETH CLYDE (LIZZIE) WORKS, b. Private; m. (1) JULUS FREDERICK, Private; d. Unknown; m. (2) DONAYE HODGES, Private; d. Unknown.

xi. BENJAMINE FRANKLIN WORKS, b. July 20, 1903, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana; d. July 22, 1962, Arlington Cemetery, California.

 

19. ELIZABETH3 WORKS (DAVID2, JAMES1) was born January 03, 1849 in Coosa County, Alabama, and died July 04, 1891 in Union Cemetery, Bienville, Louisiana. She married AUGUSTUS WHIT MCMILLAN December 08, 1876. He was born 1854, and died 1938 in Quitman Baptist Cemetery, Quitman, LA.

Children of ELIZABETH WORKS and AUGUSTUS MCMILLAN are:

i. FLORENCE4 MCMILLAN, d. Unknown; m. REESE GUESS; d. Unknown.

ii. MATTIE MCMILLAN, d. Unknown.

iii. CARRY MCMILLAN, d. Unknown; m. ANDREW JONES; d. Unknown.

iv. ALMA MCMILLAN, d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM BOND; d. Unknown.

v. INA MCMILLAN, d. Unknown; m. ELZIE MCMURRY; d. Unknown.

vi. ADOLPHUS MCMILLAN, d. Unknown; m. ANN; d. Unknown.

vii. CLAUDE MCMILLAN, d. Unknown.

 

20. THOMAS MCGREGOR3 WORKS (DAVID2, JAMES1) was born February 03, 1854 in Alabama, and died October 07, 1918 in Eros Cemetery, Jackson Parish, LA. He married FRANCES A. MOORE January 12, 1882. She was born December 15, 1862 in LA, and died July 11, 1930 in Eros Cemetery, Jackson Parish, LA.

Children of THOMAS WORKS and FRANCES MOORE are:

i. OLLIE4 WORKS, b. January 19, 1884, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; d. October 27, 1966; m. ALVA CROSBY, September 25, 1908; d. Unknown.

68. ii. WILLIAM DAVID WORKS, b. January 08, 1886, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; d. August 21, 1944.

iii. MARGARET ELIZABETH WORKS, b. August 17, 1887, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; d. Unknown.

iv. JOHN MONROE WORKS, b. August 26, 1890, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; d. October 26, 1891.

v. INA WORKS, b. September 21, 1892, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; d. August 30, 1938.

vi. IRA WORKS, b. September 1893, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; d. Unknown.

vii. CHARLEY WORKS, b. December 21, 1895, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; d. Unknown.

viii. JOHN WORKS, b. December 21, 1895, Grayson, Louisiana; d. Unknown.

ix. CHARLES WORKS, b. April 1896, Grayson, Louisiana; d. Unknown.

 

21. MARTHA MARIA3 WORKS (DAVID2, JAMES1) was born April 21, 1856, and died August 15, 1898. She married JOHN A. MCMILLIAN. He died Unknown.

Children of MARTHA WORKS and JOHN MCMILLIAN are:

i. LUTHER4 MCMILLIAN, d. Unknown.

ii. MAGGIE MCMILLIAN, d. Unknown; m. BRIGMAN; d. Unknown.

iii. FLOYD MCMILLIAN, d. Unknown; m. LIZZIE GREER; d. Unknown.

iv. BUEL MCMILLIAN, d. Unknown.

v. LUELLEN MCMILLIAN, d. Unknown.

 

22. SARAH MARGARET3 WORKS (JESSE2, JAMES1) was born June 25, 1838, and died April 08, 1877. She married PARKER Abt. 1860. He died Unknown.

Child of SARAH WORKS and PARKER is:

i. MISSOURI ELIZABETH4 PARKER, b. October 01, 1864, Camden, Arkansas; d. Unknown.

 

23. CATHERINE PENELOPE3 WORKS (JESSE2, JAMES1) was born December 25, 1840 in Alabama, and died April 02, 1916 in Oklahoma City, OK. She married DEMPSEY FOSTER JEFFUS Abt. 1871, son of SAMUEL JEFFUS and SALLY COX. He was born April 02, 1848 in Ouachita, Arkansas, and died December 21, 1917 in Ouachita, Arkansas.

 

Notes for DEMPSEY FOSTER JEFFUS:

Buried in Bethesda Cemetery, Ouachita, Ark.

Children of CATHERINE WORKS and DEMPSEY JEFFUS are:

i. ALLEN4 JEFFUS, b. 1873; d. Unknown.

ii. NANCY JEFFUS, b. 1876; d. Unknown.

iii. BETTY JEFFUS, b. 1877; d. Unknown.

iv. JESSE GREEN JEFFUS, b. July 20, 1879; d. Unknown.

v. JAMES WELCOME JEFFUS, b. March 10, 1881; d. Unknown.

 

24. MARY MATILDA3 WORKS (JESSE2, JAMES1) was born August 14, 1829 in Alabama, and died 1885. She married DANIEL M. REINHARDT September 15, 1845, son of CHRISTIAN REINHARDT and MARY FORNEY. He was born 1814, and died 1906.

Children of MARY WORKS and DANIEL REINHARDT are:

i. CHRISTIAN PETER4 REINHARDT, b. December 11, 1846; d. Unknown.

ii. DANIEL F. REINHARDT, b. November 27, 1852; d. Unknown.

iii. JOHN M. REINHARDT, b. 1861; d. Unknown.

iv. JAMES A. REINHARDT, b. 1865; d. Unknown.

v. JESSE W. REINHARDT, b. June 30, 1868; d. Unknown.

 

25. PALESTINE ELIZABETH3 WORKS (JESSE2, JAMES1) was born February 10, 1834 in Alabama, and died September 17, 1895 in Ouachita County, Arkansas. She married (1) JOHN FOSTER HAYNES March 25, 1852 in Ouachita County, Arkansas. He was born April 12, 1827 in Alabama, and died January 31, 1857 in Ouachita County, Arkansas. She married (2) WILLIAM C. MONTGOMERY January 25, 1872. He died Unknown.

Children of PALESTINE WORKS and JOHN HAYNES are:

i. ANDREW JACKSON4 HAYNES, b. June 04, 1853; d. September 16, 1857.

ii. HENRY HARRY HAYNES, b. January 11, 1855; d. October 31, 1909; m. MARY ELIZA NEELEY, February 02, 1879; d. Unknown.

iii. JULIA FRANCES HAYNES, b. December 29, 1856; d. August 01, 1885; m. JOHN RILEY YORK, December 24, 1874; d. Unknown.

Children of PALESTINE WORKS and WILLIAM MONTGOMERY are:

iv. MARY ELIZABETH4 MONTGOMERY, b. October 30, 1872; d. August 24, 1876.

v. AMANDA ALICE MONTGOMERY, b. February 05, 1868; d. November 30, 1879; m. LIVINGSTON; d. Unknown.

vi. NETTA EUGENIE MONTGOMERY, b. April 23, 1870; d. September 11, 1871.

vii. MARTHA EVALINE MONTGOMERY, b. November 03, 1875; d. September 12, 1877.

viii. MINNIE CHARLES MONTGOMERY, b. July 18, 1877; d. October 23, 1903; m. CHARLES CURTIS LAMBERT; d. Unknown.

 

26. DAVID ALEXANDER3 WORKS (JESSE2, JAMES1) was born September 20, 1827, and died July 01, 1863. He married MARTHA JANE STOCKS May 08, 1853 in Union County, Arkansas, daughter of REDDEN STOCKS and HARRIET LANGSTON. She was born 1836 in Troup County, Georgia, and died 1880.

Children of DAVID WORKS and MARTHA STOCKS are:

69. i. MARY ELIZABETH4 WORKS, b. March 18, 1853, Union County, Arkansas; d. February 08, 1918, Miller County, Arkansas.

ii. IRA WORKS, b. 1857; d. Unknown.

70. iii. DAVID ELI WORKS, b. February 02, 1856; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

27. DR. JAMES ADRIAN4 GOGGANS (MARY JANE3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born September 13, 1854, and died April 25, 1920. He married ANN E. "MITTIE" HUNT January 29, 1878. She died Unknown.

Child of DR. GOGGANS and ANN HUNT is:

i. JAMES OLNEY5 GOGGANS, b. November 24, 1878; d. March 27, 1910, Albuquerque, NM; m. FRANCES; d. Unknown.

 

28. MARTHA KATE4 GOGGANS (MARY JANE3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born July 19, 1864, and died June 30, 1929 in Denver, Co. She married ELLIS "DOC" WOOD August 17, 1882. He died Unknown.

Children of MARTHA GOGGANS and ELLIS WOOD are:

i. JAMES COMMODORES5 WOOD, d. Unknown.

ii. SALLIE ALICE WOOD, d. Unknown.

iii. MINNIE LEE WOOD, b. December 29, 1883; d. Unknown.

iv. JAMES OLIVER WOOD, b. January 23, 1886; d. Unknown.

v. IRA THADDUES WOOD, b. January 29, 1888; d. Unknown.

vi. GORDON HARRY WOOD, b. January 03, 1896; d. Unknown.

 

29. ALICE ELIZABETH4 GOGGANS (MARY JANE3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born September 13, 1857 in Coosa County. Alabama, and died April 12, 1900 in Chandler, Henderson, TX. She married ALFRED THOMAS BRYANT December 12, 1878 in Coosa County. Alabama, son of JOHN BRYANT and SARAH ROBISNON. He died Unknown.

Children of ALICE GOGGANS and ALFRED BRYANT are:

i. BRYAN5 BRYANT, b. 1879; d. Unknown.

ii. JAMES JAY BRYANT, b. September 24, 1881, Goodwater, AL (Goodwater Coosa Co., AL); d. December 27, 1959, Pleasanton, Atascosa, Texas; m. SUNSHINE YARBROUGH, June 30, 1907, Chandler, Henderson, Texas; d. Unknown.

iii. SALLIE VALENCIA "LINNIE" BRYANT, b. October 03, 1883, Goodwater, AL (Goodwater, Coosa Co., AL); d. June 20, 1957, Hillsboro, Hill, Texas; m. JAMES MONROE CONAWAY, December 29, 1902, Tyler, Smith, Texas; d. Unknown.

iv. LENA BRYANT, b. August 29, 1886; d. Unknown; m. ARCHIE LEE YARBROUGH, SR., February 11, 1911, Chandler, Henderson, Texas; d. Unknown.

v. TWINS (STILLBORN) BRYANT, b. 1882; d. Unknown.

vi. BRYANT (INFANT DEATH) BRYANT, b. 1884; d. Unknown.

 

30. JOHN MILTON4 GOGGANS (SARAH MOSS (SALLY)3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born February 08, 1874, and died August 31, 1933. He married (1) MATTIE A. WALKER January 06, 1900. She died Unknown. He married (2) FLORENCE NEIGHBORS MITCHELL Private. She was born Private.

Children of JOHN GOGGANS and MATTIE WALKER are:

i. JAMES WILLIAM5 GOGGANS, b. Private.

ii. GEORGE MILTON GOGGANS, b. July 07, 1904; d. January 25, 1949.

 

31. WILLIAM MOSLEY4 GOGGANS, JR. (SARAH MOSS (SALLY)3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born May 20, 1876, and died October 03, 1957. He married MARGIE ETHEL GOODGAME February 26, 1905. She died Unknown.

Children of WILLIAM GOGGANS and MARGIE GOODGAME are:

i. WILLIAM MOSS5 GOGGANS, b. Private.

ii. MARY MOSS GOGGANS, b. Private.

iii. ROBERT MERRILL GOGGANS, b. Private.

iv. ALBERT MILTON GOGGANS, b. Private.

v. JAMES FRED GOGGANS, b. Private.

vi. LULA RUTH GOGGANS, b. Private.

vii. EMMA FLORENCE GOGGANS, b. Private.

 

32. WILLIAM GEORGE GOGGANS WESLEY4 HARDY (ELIZABETH RUTHA3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1)1 was born April 29, 1858 in Yount's Ferry, Tallapoosa, AL1, and died December 18, 1907 in Coledale, Scott, AK1. He married SARAH ANN "DORA" JOHNSON1 May 22, 1878 in Coosa Co., AL (Arkadelphia, Clark, AK)1. She was born July 07, 1860 in of Coosa County, AL1, and died Bet. 1902 - 1906 in Coledale, Scott, AK1.

 

Notes for WILLIAM GEORGE GOGGANS WESLEY HARDY:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Based on information taken from the 1860 Census for Tallapoosa County, AL, and the 1870 and 1880 Census for Coosa County, AL, and the 1900 Census for Shelby County, AL. William was a farmer by trade.

 

Notes for SARAH ANN "DORA" JOHNSON:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Also known as Dorah and Dara.

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM HARDY and SARAH JOHNSON:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Hardy Wamick Works, received from Mona Wamick states that William and Sallie Belle were both married in 1878.

Children of WILLIAM HARDY and SARAH JOHNSON are:

i. MARY E.5 HARDY1, b. August 1879, AL1; d. Unknown.

ii. BETTY HARDY1, b. 1880, AL1; d. 1902, Conway, AR1.

iii. WILLIAM RICHARD HARDY1, b. March 17, 1882, AL1; d. April 27, 1956, Sanger, CA1; m. (1) HENRITTA MINOR1, November 28, 1904, Coledale, Scott, AK1; b. September 12, 1878, AR1; d. March 19, 1947, Poteau, LeFlore, OK1; m. (2) MARION, Private; b. Private.

 

Notes for WILLIAM RICHARD HARDY:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Source: William George Hardy and Dora Johnson Family Tree 1997 by Ada Hardy Duncan and Barbara Hunter Hardy. Indicates date of birth as March 16, 1882 in Howe, LeFlore, OK.

 

Notes for HENRITTA MINOR:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Henrietta and her family appears as a family unit in the 1910 Census for Scott Co., AR. It is not certain at this time that Henrietta is the daughter of Dan H. Minor, but the location of her residence next to Dan and Mary Minor leads to that logical conclusion. Information received from Ada Hardy Duncan, niece of William Richard Hardy, indicates that through her personal knowledge indicates that Henrietta's last name was Minor.

 

iv. WALTER D. HARDY1, b. January 26, 1884, AL1; d. September 08, 19171; m. EMMA WILLIMINA WIDEMAN1; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for WALTER D. HARDY:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Information taken from the 1900 Census for Precinct No. 1, part of

Columbiana, Shelby County, Alabama.

 

v. NATHAN HARDY1, b. February 1886, AL1; d. 19041.

vi. ADIE VICTOR HARDY1, b. April 02, 1888, Shelby Co., AL1; d. March 08, 1967, Poteau, LeFlore, OK1; m. (1) ELIZABETH OLSON1, Abt. 1915, Hartford, Sebastian, AK1; b. May 23, 1892, Rogers, Sebastian, AK1; d. May 05, 1930, Rogers, Sebastian, AK1; m. (2) MAY HUMPHREYVILLE1, Aft. 19301; b. 18821; d. 19531; m. (3) OPAL UNKNOWN, Private; b. Private.

 

Notes for ADIE VICTOR HARDY:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Buried at the Hartford Cemetary in Hartford, Sebastian County,

Arkansas.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH OLSON:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Information taken from the 1900 Census for Rogers Twp., Sebastian Co.,

Arkansas

 

Marriage Notes for ADIE HARDY and ELIZABETH OLSON:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Information provided by daughter Wilhelmina. Exact date not available

due to the fact that their mother died while they were still young and

their father never shared this information with them.

 

Notes for MAY HUMPHREYVILLE:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Family relationship provided by Wilhelmina Hardy PETERS, Fish Hatchery

Rd., Burlington, WI.

 

vii. CORA HARDY1, b. May 1890, AL1; d. 1912, Poteau, LeFlore, OK1.

 

Notes for CORA HARDY:

[er_works.FTW]

 

1900 Census indicates the sex of this person as male and the first

name to be Cara, however, niece, Wilhelmina Hardy PETERS, Fish

Hatchery Rd., Burlington, WI indicates the sex of this person to be

female and the first name to be Cora.

 

viii. SIDNEY JACKSON HARDY1, b. March 21, 1893, Selma, Dallas, AL1; d. April 22, 1966, Sanger, CA1; m. UDA TOLLISON1; b. 18951; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for SIDNEY JACKSON HARDY:

[er_works.FTW]

 

International Genealogical Index - 1994 Ed., Vers. 3.06

Batch: 7222334 41

Source: 822002

B: 28 Mar 1973 OAKLA

E: 29 Mar 1973 OAKLA

SP: 11 Apr 1973 OAKLA

Information submitted by Laura Hardy, daughter-in-law

1845 Elgin St.

Oroville, CA 95965 (Chico Stake)

 

ix. LEXIE ANN HARDY1, b. February 14, 1897, Shelby Co., AL1; d. June 03, 1989, Sanger, CA1; m. JOHN HUNTER1; b. 1885, KS1; d. Unknown, Sanger, CA1.

 

Notes for LEXIE ANN HARDY:

[er_works.FTW]

 

1900 Census for Shelby County, Alabama indicates the spelling of the

first name to be Lexa, however, niece, Wilhelmina Hardy PETERS, Fish

Hatchery Rd., Burlington, WI indicates the spelling should be Lexie.

 

Notes for JOHN HUNTER:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Marriage relationship to Lexie Hardy provided by Wilhelmina Hardy

PETERS, Fish Hatchery Rd., Burlington, WI.

 

x. ADA HARDY1, b. 19001; d. November 20, 1918, Hartford, Sebastian, AR1.

 

Notes for ADA HARDY:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Family relationship provided by Wilhelmina Hardy PETERS, Fish Hatchery

Rd., Burlington, WI.

 

33. SARAH SALLIE BELLE4 HARDY (ELIZABETH RUTHA3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1)1 was born September 26, 1861 in Yount's Ferry, Tallapoosa, AL1, and died 1957 in Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Elmore, AL1. She married JOEL BUCHANAN WAMICK1 December 08, 18781. He was born October 03, 1856 in New Site, Tallapoosa, AL1, and died 1946 in Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Elmore, AL1.

Children of SARAH HARDY and JOEL WAMICK are:

i. ELLA BELLE5 WAMICK1, b. November 11, 18791; d. July 1881, Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL1.

 

Notes for ELLA BELLE WAMICK:

[er_works.FTW]

 

Buried in Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery (akas Dollar Cemetery), Coosa Co., AL.

Birth and Death dates acquired from same.

 

ii. MATTIE ETHEL WAMICK1, b. December 10, 1897, AL1; d. January 23, 19941; m. TIMMONS MARVIN HAMMOND1, December 29, 19201; b. February 19, 1894, AL1; d. May 15, 1959, Montgomery, AL1.

iii. JOEL EDWARD WAMICK1, b. December 18, 1903, Dollar, Coosa, AL1; d. January 14, 1978, Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Elmore, AL1; m. (1) RONNIE EUNA HAMMOND1, March 1923, Elmore Co., AL1; b. April 28, 18991; d. March 21, 1957, Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Elmore, AL1; m. (2) BERTHA LEE PRICE MYERS, Private; b. Private.

iv. BERTHA LEE WAMICK1, b. July 26, 19061; d. October 24, 19891; m. EARL WERDNER HOLT1, December 19431; d. April 07, 19751.

 

34. SIDNEY JOHNSTON4 HARDY (ELIZABETH RUTHA3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1)1 was born August 31, 1868 in Hatchet Creek, Coosa, AL1, and died November 15, 19391. He married MARY BEATRICE WOOD1. She was born July 14, 18691, and died August 26, 19371.

 

Notes for SIDNEY JOHNSTON HARDY:

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Birth and Death dates are taken from tombstone located in the Old Hatchett Creek (or Dollar) cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

Notes for MARY BEATRICE WOOD:

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Birth and Death dates are taken from tombstone located in the Old Hatchett Creek (or Dollar) cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

Children of SIDNEY HARDY and MARY WOOD are:

i. VERA5 HARDY, b. Private; m. PRENTICE COLLINS1, Private; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for PRENTICE COLLINS:

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Of Richville, AL. Family lived in Sidney J. Hardy's home in Sylacauga.

 

ii. KATE HARDY, b. Private; m. CHARLIE HORTON1, Private; d. Unknown.

iii. JESSIE HARDY, b. Private; m. ALEC PARHAM1, Private; d. 19471.

 

Notes for ALEC PARHAM:

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Of Ft. Valley, GA. Alec owned plantation and operated large lumber companies in GA.

 

iv. JAMES IRA HARDY1, b. September 23, 18941; d. October 01, 19451; m. ELRA STEELE AKAS ELREE1; b. April 14, 19001; d. Aft. 19151.

 

Notes for JAMES IRA HARDY:

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Birth and Death dates are taken from tombstone located in the Old Hatchett Creek (or Dollar) cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

Notes for ELRA STEELE AKAS ELREE:

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Birth and Death dates are taken from tombstone located in the Old Hatchett Creek (or Dollar) cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

v. CPL. R. OLNEY HARDY1, b. November 20, 18961; d. July 30, 1918, Battle of Oregan Forest, France1.

 

Notes for CPL. R. OLNEY HARDY:

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Birth and Death dates are taken from tombstone located in the Old Hatchett Creek (or Dollar) cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

vi. JINKS HARDY1, b. October 16, 18981; d. January 11, 19501; m. NINA MAE STEELE1; b. March 11, 18981; d. December 05, 19461.

 

Notes for JINKS HARDY:

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Birth and Death dates are taken from tombstone located in the Old Hatchett Creek (or Dollar) cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

Notes for NINA MAE STEELE:

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Birth and Death dates are taken from tombstone located in the Old Hatchett Creek (or Dollar) cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL.

 

35. MARTHA TAYLOR4 HARDY (ELIZABETH RUTHA3 WORKS, JOHN2, JAMES1)1 was born June 06, 1874 in Hatchet Creek, Coosa, AL1, and died March 11, 1897 in Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL1. She married RUSSELL ISAIAH PIRKINS1 August 07, 18901. He was born Abt. 18661, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for MARTHA TAYLOR HARDY:

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Buried in Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery (akas Dollar Cemetery), Coosa Co., AL.

Birth and Death dates acquired from same.

Children of MARTHA HARDY and RUSSELL PIRKINS are:

i. FRED DANIEL5 PERKINS1, b. 18921; d. Unknown.

ii. MATTIE BELLE PERKINS1, b. March 09, 18971; d. March 11, 1897, Old Hatchett Creek Cemetery, Dollar, Coosa Co., AL1.

 

Notes for MATTIE BELLE PERKINS:

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Died of measles. Mother and baby buried in Dollar Cemetery on Hatchett Creek.

 

36. WILLIAM WESLEY (WILEY)4 WORKS (JOHN W.3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1853 in Miss, and died Unknown. He married NANCY ELIZABETH EDGE, daughter of THOMAS EDGE and ELIZABETH GILBERT. She was born September 1849 in GA, and died Unknown in Leesburg, Florida.

Child of WILLIAM WORKS and NANCY EDGE is:

i. JOHN WESLEY5 WORKS, b. Ragland, Alabama; d. Unknown; m. MINNIE EDWARDS, December 09, 1899; d. Unknown.

 

37. WEBSTER4 WORKS (JOHN W.3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1865, and died Unknown. He married MOLLIE WARREN July 31, 1886 in Itawamba County, Miss. She died Unknown.

Children of WEBSTER WORKS and MOLLIE WARREN are:

i. ISSAC WEBSTER5 WORKS, b. April 02, 1882, Etowah County, Alabama; d. August 13, 1972, Ft. Payne, AL (Walker's Chapel); m. OLLIE MAE JOHNSON, October 11, 1911; b. December 28, 1886; d. February 11, 1977, Ft. Payne, AL (Walker's Chapel).

ii. CYNTHIA ELIZABETH WORKS, b. March 26, 1885, Etowah County, Alabama; d. October 03, 1971; m. JOHN MCPHERSON, October 02, 1904; b. May 25, 1879; d. November 20, 1958.

iii. MATTIE WORKS, b. June 1887; d. February 28, 1974.

iv. ARRIE ARRAMETTA WORKS, b. March 14, 1891, Etowah County, Alabama; d. 1905.

 

38. JAMES ELI4 WORKS (JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born September 15, 1860 in Itawamba Co., MS, and died September 22, 1923 in Itawamba Co., MS (East Fulton Baptist Church). He married MINNIE ALICE FIKES July 26, 1885 in Itawamba Co., MS, daughter of TYREE FIKES and ELIZABETH BREWER. She was born September 07, 1867 in Bibb Co., AL, and died July 31, 1961 in Itawamba Co., MS (East Fulton Baptist Church).

 

Notes for MINNIE ALICE FIKES:

Minnie Alice (Fikes) Works was a remarkable woman. She lived 38 years after her husband passed away. We were poor as church mice, but Grandma Works made certain we ate well. Works country folk ate steak, turkey, chicken, pork, wild grapes and plums in all forms of jellies and jams, syrup and honey from our farms, gardens, orchards, peanuts, corn, polk sallet, Black Haws, pecans, walnuts, fish, watermelons, cantaloupes, pears, sweet and Irish potatoes, berries, Mustang and Opossum grapes, squirrel, cottontail, jack, and swamp rabbits, and others without having to buy it--just grow, catch, or pick your own wild and farmed. Uncle Dorn kept bee hives and bee trees could be marked with a brand listed with County Court under State law, and anyone else could not cut it legally. Half the honey went to the land owner. My grandkids think all the above fit to eat comes from HEB Grocery, Kroger's, or United Super.

Children of JAMES WORKS and MINNIE FIKES are:

i. LEE ANDREW5 WORKS, b. May 13, 1886, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. November 04, 1960, Red Bay, Franklin, Alabama; m. CORA ALICE WOOD, July 23, 1911; b. April 24, 1890, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. September 21, 1960, Red Bay, Franklin, Alabama.

ii. SULA BELLE WORKS, b. June 30, 1887; d. April 24, 1905.

iii. VIRGIL CISCO (BIRD) WORKS, b. September 09, 1888; d. December 25, 1951.

iv. WILLIAM DORN WORKS, b. April 30, 1890; d. March 05, 1964.

v. CHESTER CLEOPHUS (CHESS) WORKS, b. July 19, 1892; d. July 24, 1958.

vi. JAMES OLIVER (DOLL) WORKS, b. April 05, 1895, Russellville, Arkansas; d. November 13, 1964, Itawamba County, Mississippi; m. NORMA ALLEN HARDEN; b. September 08, 1902, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. April 12, 1945, Itawamba County, Mississippi.

vii. BEULAH DELL WORKS, b. August 21, 1897, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. February 02, 1986, Red Bay, Franklin, Alabama; m. PHILLIP JAMES LESTER; d. Unknown.

viii. AUDIE DEW WORKS, b. January 22, 1900, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. January 1976, Carbon Hill,Walker County, AL; m. ALVERTA JACKSON, December 19, 1922; b. May 02, 1908; d. November 18, 1987, Carbon Hill,Walker County, AL.

 

39. SARAH (SALLY)4 WORKS (JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born February 02, 1863, and died April 13, 1939 in Russellville, AR. She married THOMAS DAVIDSON December 23, 1883. He was born 1863, and died 1901.

 

Notes for SARAH (SALLY) WORKS:

Buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Russellville, AR

Children of SARAH WORKS and THOMAS DAVIDSON are:

i. MATT5 DAVIDSON, d. Unknown.

ii. LILLIE DAVIDSON, d. Unknown.

iii. THOMAS DAVIDSON, JR., b. 1894; d. 1970.

iv. HATTIE DAVIDSON, b. 1897; d. 1972.

v. JOE DAVIDSON, d. Unknown.

vi. MOLLIE DAVIDSON, d. Unknown.

 

40. FRANCIS MARION4 WORKS (JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born November 04, 1864 in Baldwin, Printiss County, Miss, and died October 11, 1932 in Las Cruces, Dona County, NM. He married MOLLIE WALKER. She was born June 05, 1870, and died February 18, 1909.

Children of FRANCIS WORKS and MOLLIE WALKER are:

i. FINAS HENRY (FITZ)5 WORKS, b. January 07, 1895, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas; d. April 07, 1949, Pomona, Orange County, California; m. (1) ANNE NELSON, Private; b. Private; m. (2) HELEN ROBINSON; b. January 08, 1909; d. December 26, 1997.

 

Notes for FINAS HENRY (FITZ) WORKS:

Buried in Pomona, Orange County, California, Pomona Cemetery, Calif.

 

ii. SYLVESTER LEE (VESTER) WORKS, b. December 16, 1889, Russellville, Arkansas; d. September 07, 1924, Ruidoso, Otero County, New Mexico; m. MARY ESTELLA CLURE; d. Unknown.

iii. ROBERT (BOB) WORKS, b. August 12, 1898, Russellville, Arkansas; d. April 08, 1935, Santa Fe, NM; m. NETTIE (CARROLL?) BAILEY, Bet. 1920 - 1923; b. September 06, 1899, Texas; d. July 1926, Oklahoma.

 

Notes for ROBERT (BOB) WORKS:

Robert died in prison in NM.

 

iv. ADA WORKS, b. October 12, 1901, Ardmore, Oklahoma; d. September 06, 1930, Deming, Luna County, NM; m. JAKE Q. NOWLIN; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for ADA WORKS:

Buried in Mt. View Cemetery

 

41. ROBERT LEE4 WORKS (JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born February 27, 1873 in Baldwin, Printiss County, Miss, and died September 09, 1949 in Hot Springs, Garland County, AR. He married MAUDE COFFMAN August 05, 1900 in London, Arkansas. She was born April 04, 1878 in Pikeville, Tennessee, and died December 25, 1952 in Orange, Texas.

 

Notes for ROBERT LEE WORKS:

Buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hot Springs, AR

 

Notes for MAUDE COFFMAN:

Buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hot Springs, AR

Children of ROBERT WORKS and MAUDE COFFMAN are:

i. CORBETT LEE5 WORKS, b. January 02, 1902, Russellville, Arkansas; d. July 1970, Dallas, TX.

ii. JOHN IRA WORKS, b. April 17, 1904, Bellville, Arkansas; d. June 1969.

iii. ROBERT HILL (BOB) WORKS, b. Private; m. EDNA LEANNA MCGUFFY, Private; b. Private.

iv. LAWRENCE EUGENE WORKS, b. May 07, 1911, Horatio, AR; d. June 1982, Idabel, McCurtin, OK; m. OUITA LEE RUSH, Private; b. Private.

 

42. DORN THOMAS4 WORKS (JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born September 21, 1858 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died July 06, 1892 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas. He married MINNIE MAE BULLOCK. She was born March 14, 1870 in Crawford Co., MO, and died November 08, 1950 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas.

 

Notes for DORN THOMAS WORKS:

Dorn Thomas Works was a doctor in Jack County, Texas having filed for his Doctor's Certificate on July 8, 1890.

Doctor's Certificates were issued by the State, or signed by Benito Juarez in Mexico. They were given to men who "Read Medicine" and served an apprenticeship under an older Doctor, studying textbooks at night. Dr. Works made rural house calls.

Buried in Winn Hill Cemetery, Jacksboro, Texas

Among the early settlers of Berwick Community were--Dr. Works

 

Source: Jack County History published in 1986

 

Notes for MINNIE MAE BULLOCK:

Post Offices of Jack County, Texas and their post masters--Minnie Mae Works

 

Buried in Winn Hill Cemetery, Jacksboro, Texas

 

Source: Jack County History published in 1986

Children of DORN WORKS and MINNIE BULLOCK are:

i. WILLIE MAE5 WORKS, b. November 23, 1888, Jeannette, Jack County, Texas; d. Unknown; m. DORAN WORKS PORTER, August 12, 1910; b. February 03, 1888, Jack County, Texas; d. December 09, 1962, Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas.

 

Notes for WILLIE MAE WORKS:

They later divorced. She moved to Hollywood, CA

 

Notes for DORAN WORKS PORTER:

Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro, Texas

 

ii. CORBITT BURNIE WORKS, b. 1891, Peaster, Parker County, Texas; d. 1952, Corpus Christi, Texas; m. BEULAH MAYBELL BRATCHER; b. August 25, 1892; d. February 07, 1989, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.

 

43. HENRY C.4 WORKS (JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born January 27, 1854 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died November 04, 1886 in Aurora, Wise County, Texas. He married MARGARET C. HOLT December 18, 1880. She was born January 17, 1862 in IL, and died May 23, 1889.

Children of HENRY WORKS and MARGARET HOLT are:

i. LUCIAN ROBERT5 WORKS, b. January 09, 1884, Decatur, Wise County, Texas; d. May 14, 1976, Decatur, Wise County, Texas; m. MARY LEOLA SANDERS, December 17, 1903, Aurora, Wise County, Texas; b. January 18, 1882; d. August 20, 1948, Wise County, Texas.

 

Notes for LUCIAN ROBERT WORKS:

Buried at Immanual Baptist Church, Jonestown between Decatur and Alvard, Wise County, Texas. Retired farmer.

 

 

Notes for MARY LEOLA SANDERS:

Buried at Jonestown between Decatur and Alvard, Wise County, Texas

 

ii. ARRA LEE WORKS, b. September 14, 1880; d. Unknown.

 

44. JESSE ARLANDA4 WORKS (JAMES FRANKLIN (FRANK)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born November 18, 1884 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died December 31, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama. He married WILLIE JANE DULANEY May 29, 1904 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, daughter of JOSEPH DULANEY. She was born October 15, 1882, and died July 30, 1962.

Children of JESSE WORKS and WILLIE DULANEY are:

i. CECIL VOYED5 WORKS, b. April 15, 1905, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. June 10, 1946; m. GERTRUDE DULANEY, Private; b. Private.

ii. ELMER HARLEY WORKS, b. November 12, 1906; d. July 15, 1908.

iii. CURL ROSCO WORKS, b. November 18, 1909, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. January 07, 1940, Itawamba County, Mississippi; m. ERVIN GREEN, Private; b. Private.

iv. CUPLE HOMAL WORKS, b. Private; m. TRAVIS MOORE GRAY, Private; b. Private.

v. GLOIS BRITICE WORKS, b. March 28, 1914, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. August 1980, Bessemer, Jefferson, AL; m. MAXINE EVELYN MITCHELL, Private; b. Private.

vi. MORTON SELDON WORKS, b. Private; m. ESSIE WALTON, Private; b. Private.

vii. WEALON ORR WORKS, b. February 20, 1919; d. December 1996; m. ONEIDA PAULINE CAMPBELL, Private; b. Private.

viii. JAMES JOSEPH ARLANDA WORKS, b. October 21, 1921; d. August 1986; m. (1) BETTY FLORENCE COWART, Private; b. Private; m. (2) INEZ CABLE, Private; b. Private.

ix. BUPLE NANNIE WORKS, b. Private; m. THOMAS HOWARD DEPRIEST, Private; b. Private.

x. WAZIE WAIN WORKS, b. Private; m. PAUL JULIAN GETTS, Private; b. Private.

 

45. ADOLPHUS MADDEN4 WORKS (BENJAMINE MILTON3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born June 04, 1851 in Ellis County, Texas, and died February 23, 1925 in Whichita Falls Vernon, Whicita County, Texas. He married MARY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL December 03, 1874 in Ellis County, Texas. She was born March 16, 1852 in Tennessee, and died July 12, 1924 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

 

More About ADOLPHUS MADDEN WORKS:

Burial: February 25, 1925, Eastview Cemetery, Veronon, Wilbarger Co., TX

Children of ADOLPHUS WORKS and MARY CAMPBELL are:

i. TALLEY5 WORKS, b. 1875; d. Unknown.

ii. GEORGE ALBERT WORKS, SR., b. December 17, 1877, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas; d. March 21, 1966, Denver, Denver County, Colorado; m. FLORENCE ELIZABETH ENOS, December 21, 1915, Dec 21, 1915; b. July 25, 1889, Alton, Madison County, Illinois; d. May 26, 1981, Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado.

iii. TRULIE WORKS, b. August 01, 1883, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas; d. February 08, 1933; m. J.S. BAILEY, SR.; d. Unknown.

iv. ADOLPHUS MADDEN WORKS, b. October 09, 1879, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas; d. October 20, 1931, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; m. GARLAND JULIEN TRAVIS, February 06, 1906; b. July 22, 1883, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas; d. February 06, 1966, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

v. MAI FARE WORKS, b. Private; m. JOHN MILTON WILLIS, Private; d. Unknown.

vi. BENNETTA MINNIE (BENNIE) WORKS, b. January 21, 1891, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; d. Unknown.

vii. INA A. WORKS, b. October 09, 1895, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; d. Unknown; m. H.L. (LIT) BEAR; d. Unknown.

 

46. PERRY BYNUM4 WORKS (BENJAMINE MILTON3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born August 20, 1853 in Reagor Springs, Texas, and died January 17, 1902 in Myrtle Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. He married SARAH ELLEN (SALLIE) CAMPBELL December 03, 1874 in Ellis County, Texas, daughter of GEORGE CAMPBELL and ELLEN AUGUSTA. She was born December 06, 1855 in Nashville, Tennessee, and died May 18, 1937 in Myrtle Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas.

Children of PERRY WORKS and SARAH CAMPBELL are:

i. KATIE ELIZABETH (MARGARET)5 WORKS, b. 1876, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas; d. Unknown; m. J. M. LOGGINS, July 17, 1894; d. Unknown.

ii. LAURA BYNUM WORKS, b. September 01, 1877, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas; d. July 04, 1965; m. S. A. LOGGINS, November 22, 1899; d. Unknown.

iii. GEORGE WESLEY WORKS, SR., b. November 1879, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas; d. August 18, 1961; m. LILLIAN VICKERY, November 22, 1905, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; b. 1881; d. August 19, 1964.

 

More About GEORGE WESLEY WORKS, SR.:

Burial: August 21, 1961

 

iv. ALBERT VERN WORKS, b. February 1877; d. November 21, 1960; m. SARAH ALPHA; d. Unknown.

v. VERA WORKS, b. February 1887; d. Unknown; m. GRIFFIN; d. Unknown.

vi. ELLEN AUGUSTA (GUSSIE) WORKS, b. August 1891; d. December 20, 1960; m. EARL A. BROWN, SR.; d. Unknown.

vii. COL. JOHN MORRIS WORKS, d. Unknown.

viii. MARIE (MAE) WORKS, d. Unknown; m. BURGESS; d. Unknown.

ix. JOHN M. WORKS, b. December 1898; d. Unknown; m. BURGESS, Private; b. Private.

 

47. WILLIAM W.4 WORKS (BENJAMINE MILTON3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1856 in Reagor Springs, Texas, and died 1895 in City Cemetery, Waxachie, Ellis County, Texas. He married BELLE MCWHORTER December 13, 1876. She was born 1860, and died October 25, 1913 in City Cemetery, Waxachie, Ellis County, Texas.

Children of WILLIAM WORKS and BELLE MCWHORTER are:

i. CHARLEY L.5 WORKS, b. November 02, 1878; d. November 20, 1878, City Cemetery, Waxachie, Ellis County, Texas.

ii. NETTIE WORKS, d. Unknown; m. FLANNIGAN, Denver, Denver County, Colorado; d. Unknown.

iii. ORAN WORKS, d. Unknown; m. LUTIE MAE GLENN; d. Unknown.

iv. UNA L. WORKS, d. Unknown; m. REV. STANLEY SCOTT; d. Unknown.

v. WILLIAM D. (WILLIE) WORKS, d. Unknown.

 

Notes for WILLIAM D. (WILLIE) WORKS:

Never married.

 

vi. BYNUM MCWHORTER WORKS, d. Unknown; m. ANNA LEE KONZACK; d. Unknown.

vii. LEON WORKS, d. Unknown; m. DORRIS MCDANIEL; d. Unknown.

viii. BELLE WORKS, b. 1895; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM PENN; d. Unknown.

 

48. JOHN DELLETTE4 WORKS (BENJAMINE MILTON3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born October 1858 in Reagor Springs, Texas, and died Unknown. He married LUCY CHILTON HOWARD. She was born June 1859 in Alabama, and died Unknown.

Children of JOHN WORKS and LUCY HOWARD are:

i. JAMES DELETTE5 WORKS, b. September 1885; d. Unknown; m. SARAH; d. Unknown.

ii. LUCY CHILTON WORKS, b. March 31, 1888; d. May 1977.

iii. FRANK HOWARD WORKS, b. August 1891; d. Unknown.

iv. CORNELIA MARGARET WORKS, b. September 1892; d. September 15, 1966, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.

v. WESLEY MORGAN WORKS, b. March 15, 1895, Texas; d. Unknown; m. GRACE O. BERRY, Private; b. Private.

vi. FRANCES WILLELLA WORKS, b. October 20, 1897; d. March 1982.

 

49. LANDON LEON4 WORKS (BENJAMINE MILTON3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born February 1864 in Reagor Springs, Ellis County, Texas, and died Unknown. He married LUCRETIA HILDA HAWKINS June 01, 1892, daughter of M. HAWKINS and AMANDA. She was born February 1865 in TX, and died December 20, 1960 in Restland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

Children of LANDON WORKS and LUCRETIA HAWKINS are:

i. LEE ROY LANDON5 WORKS, b. April 1893; d. Unknown.

ii. HELEN M. WORKS, b. February 1898; d. Unknown; m. A. D. CORY, January 25, 1920; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for HELEN M. WORKS:

They later divorced.

 

iii. NELLIE MAE WORKS, b. Private; m. R. B. BLANCHARD, Private; d. Unknown.

iv. DORNE EARL WORKS, b. July 16, 1901; d. February 27, 1970; m. GERTHA, Private; b. Private.

v. MARTHA LEE WORKS, b. August 21, 1903; d. October 11, 1904.

vi. MARY LEE WORKS, b. Private; m. CARL SCHWARTZ, Private; d. Unknown.

vii. NELL WORKS, b. July 16, 1901; d. June 1977; m. PAUL EBSTRUP; b. March 01, 1896; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for NELL WORKS:

Twin sister to Dorne Earle Works.

 

50. FOUNTAIN PITTS4 WORKS, SR. (BENJAMINE MILTON3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1869 in Reagor Springs, Texas, and died January 17, 1953 in Amarillo, Potter County, TX. He married NANNIE DAWSON DIXON November 11, 1897 in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas. She was born July 31, 1871, and died March 05, 1951 in Amarillo, Potter County, TX.

 

Notes for FOUNTAIN PITTS WORKS, SR.:

He was a Judge, attorney and Sunday School teacher in Amarillo, TX

Entombed in mausoleum in Llano Cemetery, Potter Co., TX

 

Notes for NANNIE DAWSON DIXON:

Entombed in mausoleum in Llano Cemetery, Potter Co., TX

Children of FOUNTAIN WORKS and NANNIE DIXON are:

i. MARY DAWN5 WORKS, b. April 03, 1899; d. Unknown; m. E. S. DAVIS, JR.; d. Unknown.

ii. MAURICE MILTON WORKS, b. December 15, 1900; d. August 25, 1930, Amarillo, Potter County, TX.

 

Notes for MAURICE MILTON WORKS:

Entombed in mausoleum in Llano Cemetery, Potter Co., TX

 

iii. MAIDA WILFA WORKS, b. December 15, 1900; d. December 08, 1992, Shreveport, LA; m. DR. JOSEPH J. MICKLE, JR.; b. June 23, 1898; d. June 1965, Shreveport, LA.

 

Notes for MAIDA WILFA WORKS:

Died in Shreveport, LA

 

Notes for DR. JOSEPH J. MICKLE, JR.:

Dr. Mickle was president of Centenary College.

 

iv. MILDRED GENELLE WORKS, b. Private; m. W. W. GIBSON, Private; b. Private.

v. FOUNTAIN PITTS WORKS, JR., b. Private; m. ELOISE WILSON, Private; b. May 19, 1914; d. October 26, 1990, Albuquerque, NM.

vi. NANCY COFFEE WORKS, b. July 18, 1907; d. August 1976, Amarillo, Potter County, TX; m. W. W. NICKLAUS, Private; b. Private.

 

51. MARY ELLEN4 WORKS (ELI M.3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1856, and died February 26, 1922 in Lavaca Co., TX. She married A. J. RICKMAN, SR.. He died September 20, 1913 in Lavaca Co., TX.

Children of MARY WORKS and A. RICKMAN are:

i. EARL5 RICKMAN, d. Unknown.

ii. ARTHUR RICKMAN, d. Unknown.

iii. A.J. RICKMAN, JR., d. Unknown.

iv. VOL RICKMAN, d. Unknown.

v. AUDREY RICKMAN, d. Unknown.

vi. ETHEL RICKMAN, d. 1918; m. W.C. (BILL) HOPKINS; d. July 05, 1929, Lavaca Co., TX.

 

52. BENJAMINE B.4 WORKS (ELI M.3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1862, and died 1929 in Harris Co., TX. He married ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) URWIN. She died 1940 in Caldwell Co., TX.

Child of BENJAMINE WORKS and ELIZABETH URWIN is:

i. ROBERT R.5 WORKS, d. Unknown.

 

53. ANDREW ELI4 WORKS (WILEY W.3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born August 26, 1858 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died May 01, 1943 in Boswell, Oklahoma. He married (1) MARIANNA EVANS December 23, 1894, daughter of WILLIAM EVANS and LUVICY RAMER. She died Unknown. He married (2) LENA SHAW 1923 in Boswell, Oklahoma. She died Unknown.

Children of ANDREW WORKS and MARIANNA EVANS are:

i. ALBERT EVANS5 WORKS, b. May 27, 1914, Boswell, Oklahoma; d. August 17, 1995, Seminole, Oklahoma; m. (1) MAUD INGRAM, Private; b. Private; m. (2) MARY ODELL DAVIS, Private; b. Private; m. (3) RUTH KATHERINE BROWN, Private; b. Private.

ii. MARY ETHEL WORKS, b. November 09, 1895, Gober, Texas; d. Unknown, Seminole, Oklahoma; m. HERBERT OWEN; d. Unknown.

iii. ESTER LEE WORKS, d. Unknown.

iv. WILLIAM THOMAS WORKS, b. January 20, 1900, Gober, Texas; d. Unknown, Oildale, California; m. VEDA KEITH, Private; b. Private.

v. WILEY WESLEY WORKS, b. Private.

vi. CLARA LUCIVY WORKS, b. Private; m. BIRD OWEN, Private; b. Private.

vii. GENEVA INEZ WORKS, b. Private.

 

54. MARY ANN4 SENTER (MARY PENELOPE3 WORKS, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1855, and died Unknown. She married THADDEUS GUESS December 14, 1871, son of LEVI GUESS and EMILINE. He was born 1850, and died Unknown.

Children of MARY SENTER and THADDEUS GUESS are:

i. ROBERT5 GUESS, b. 1873; d. Unknown.

ii. CICERO GUESS, b. February 1878; d. Unknown; m. MARY M. DAVIS, September 12, 1897, Ertah County, Texas; d. Unknown.

iii. BETTIE GUESS, b. 1879; d. Unknown; m. A.L. GREER, December 13, 1896; d. Unknown.

iv. LITHA GUESS, b. January 1882; d. Unknown.

v. NETHA GUESS, b. January 1882; d. Unknown.

vi. JAMES D. GUESS, b. May 1884; d. Unknown.

vii. ELIJAH A. GUESS, b. June 1888, Mississippi; d. Unknown.

 

55. WILLIAM ALLEN4 GRAHAM (NANCY JANE3 WORKS, ELI2, JAMES1) was born May 28, 1861 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died February 26, 1949. He married NANCY JANE HARDEN, daughter of RICHARD HARDEN and NANCY BLALOCK. She was born May 21, 1868, and died March 27, 1907.

Children of WILLIAM GRAHAM and NANCY HARDEN are:

i. WILLIAM W.5 GRAHAM, b. May 16, 1896; d. June 11, 1912.

ii. GROVER A. GRAHAM, b. May 16, 1893, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. May 04, 1964; m. MARY M. WADDLE; b. December 23, 1897; d. February 07, 1939.

iii. TRANNIE GRAHAM, b. April 22, 1890, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. May 13, 1890.

iv. GERTRUDE GRAHAM, b. May 18, 1889, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. June 01, 1889.

v. WILLIAM ALLEN GRAHAM, JR., b. May 13, 1888, Itawamba County, Mississippi; d. July 03, 1888.

vi. EVA GRAHAM, d. Unknown; m. DR. CLAUDE CROMEANS; d. Unknown.

vii. TELLIE J. GRAHAM, b. Private; m. KERMIT KIRKSEY, Private; b. March 17, 1904; d. January 15, 1939.

viii. CORMINE GRAHAM, b. Private.

ix. GUY GRAHAM, b. 1903; d. Unknown; m. VIVIAN KIRKSEY, Private; b. Private.

x. BABY GRAHAM, b. May 1900; d. Unknown.

 

56. SYMANTHA JANE4 GRAHAM (NANCY JANE3 WORKS, ELI2, JAMES1) was born May 27, 1866 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died October 04, 1926 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas. She married HENRY DULANEY October 28, 1883 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, son of THOMAS DULANEY and ELIZA HORN. He was born February 27, 1858 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died August 23, 1931 in Fannin County, Texas.

Children of SYMANTHA GRAHAM and HENRY DULANEY are:

i. CICERO5 DULANEY, b. 1885; d. Bef. 1946.

ii. MILTON DULANEY, b. 1887; d. January 27, 1962, Austin, Texas.

iii. MINERVA DULANEY, b. August 14, 1890, Arkansas; d. August 14, 1973, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; m. GUY ELLIS; d. Unknown.

iv. LILLIAN DULANEY, b. November 02, 1893, Arkansas; d. May 1976, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; m. (1) JIM ROUTH; d. Unknown; m. (2) BEN HALL; d. Unknown.

v. VERSEY DULANEY, b. September 21, 1896, Arkansas; d. August 03, 1934, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.

vi. MYRTLE DULANEY, b. January 02, 1899, Texas; d. December 1979, Denison, Texas; m. JAMES BROWN; d. Unknown.

vii. ODO BOW DULANEY, b. June 06, 1903, Grayson, Sherman County, Texas; d. November 25, 1985, Savoy, Texas; m. OLLIE LEAH GILLIAM, January 01, 1929; b. November 27, 1901; d. December 11, 1986.

 

57. CICERO LAFAYETTE4 GRAHAM (NANCY JANE3 WORKS, ELI2, JAMES1) was born January 01, 1869 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died July 23, 1961 in Fairview Cemetery, Itawamba County. Miss. He married MAUDE MUELLER JOHNSON July 12, 1858 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. She was born November 05, 1874, and died September 02, 1965 in Fairview Cemetery, Itawamba County. Miss.

Child of CICERO GRAHAM and MAUDE JOHNSON is:

i. BEULAH LORRAINE5 GRAHAM, b. August 12, 1900; d. Unknown, Itawamba County, Mississippi; m. KIRBY LAND MAXEY, April 23, 1914; b. December 29, 1888; d. November 1973.

 

58. DANIEL WEBSTER4 GRAHAM (NANCY JANE3 WORKS, ELI2, JAMES1) was born August 08, 1871 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died March 19, 1959 in Itawamba County, Mississippi Buried Fairview Cemetery. He married EMMA TULA FARRAR February 28, 1897, daughter of JOSEPH FARRAR and TABITHA FORD. She was born July 15, 1875 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died November 29, 1931 in Itawamba County, Mississippi Buried Fairview Cemetery.

Child of DANIEL GRAHAM and EMMA FARRAR is:

i. LEONA LEE5 GRAHAM, b. February 10, 1898; d. Unknown.

 

59. JOSEPH LEE4 GRAHAM (NANCY JANE3 WORKS, ELI2, JAMES1) was born October 27, 1876 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died November 01, 1960 in Itawamba County, Mississippi Buried Fairview Cemetery. He married ANNIE SENTER December 27, 1902 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. She was born November 12, 1877 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died September 24, 1944 in Itawamba County, Mississippi Buried Fairview Cemetery.

Children of JOSEPH GRAHAM and ANNIE SENTER are:

i. THELMA5 GRAHAM, b. Private; m. CHARLES GODFREY, Private; b. December 18, 1896; d. February 02, 1964.

ii. ALBION H. GRAHAM, b. June 27, 1906; d. November 06, 1906.

 

60. JEFFERSON L.4 WORKS (WILLIAM ALEXANDER (ALEX)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1870, and died 1891 in Beuna Vista, Ouchita Co., AR.

Children of JEFFERSON L. WORKS are:

i. REUBEN5 WORKS, d. Unknown.

ii. CHESTER WORKS, d. Unknown.

 

61. MARY ALICE4 WORKS (WILLIAM ALEXANDER (ALEX)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born 1873, and died Unknown in Dallas, TX. She married DICK HUGHEN. He died Unknown.

Child of MARY WORKS and DICK HUGHEN is:

i. HOWARD5 HUGHEN, b. Private.

 

62. MILTON HUGH4 WORKS (WILLIAM ALEXANDER (ALEX)3, ELI2, JAMES1) was born August 03, 1877 in Polk, Arkansas, and died 1962. He married (1) CATHERINE STARNES. She died Unknown. He married (2) DAISY MAE ANDERSON March 01, 1913. She died Unknown.

Child of MILTON WORKS and CATHERINE STARNES is:

i. TRUMAN5 WORKS, d. 1947, Brownsville, Texas; m. EVELYN NEIL, Private; b. Private.

 

More About TRUMAN WORKS:

Shot: 1947, Brownsville, Texas

Children of MILTON WORKS and DAISY ANDERSON are:

ii. JAMES BERNARD5 WORKS, b. Private.

iii. TULLY MILTON WORKS, b. Private.

iv. ROBERT AIKEN WORKS, b. Private.

v. CARMEN WORKS, b. Private.

 

63. FERDINAND ALLEN4 WORKS (JESSE3, DAVID2, JAMES1) was born March 01, 1874 in Louisiana, and died December 16, 1955 in Dallas, Texas. He married MARY FOUNTAIN. She died Unknown.

Children of FERDINAND WORKS and MARY FOUNTAIN are:

i. LAWRENCE5 WORKS, b. September 28, 1899; d. October 1970, Garland, Dallas, TX; m. LISSIE, Private; b. Private.

ii. MARY FOUNTAIN WORKS, b. Private; m. GENTRY, Private; b. Private.

iii. NOLA FOUNTAIN WORKS, b. Private; m. NOLLE, Private; b. Private.

iv. WILLIE FOUNTAIN WORKS, b. September 12, 1908; d. May 1979, Sherman, Grayson Co., TX.

 

64. SARA ELIZABETH4 WORKS (JESSE3, DAVID2, JAMES1) was born September 28, 1877 in Lincoln Louisiana, and died February 09, 1965 in Jonesboro, Jackson, Louisiana. She married SAMUEL JONES DAVIS January 17, 1897, son of HENRY DAVIS and JEMIMA KESTERSON. He was born March 28, 1873 in Howard County, Ark, and died February 06, 1945 in Antioch Cemetery, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.

 

Notes for SARA ELIZABETH WORKS:

Jesse Works was adamant, his daughter could not marry Samuel Jones Davis, a sharecropper. Jones and Sara could not accept this. They simply loved each other too much. On January 17, 1897, at the age of ninteen, Sara was married to Jones. She was warmly welcomed by the Davises, but her father never forgave her.

 

Notes for SAMUEL JONES DAVIS:

Samuel buried Antioch Cemetery Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, LA

Children of SARA WORKS and SAMUEL DAVIS are:

i. MINNIE ELIZABETH5 DAVIS, b. April 15, 1898, Alexandra Rapides Louisiana; d. January 09, 1994, Shreveport, LA; m. (1) IRA CARL WATSON, September 13, 1914; d. Unknown; m. (2) ADRAIN YOUNG, Aft. 1920; d. Unknown; m. (3) DURWARD BLACK, Aft. 1922; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for IRA CARL WATSON:

Buried in Zion Rest Cemetery

 

ii. JAMES HOUSTON DAVIS, b. September 11, 1899, Alexandra Rapides Louisiana; d. Unknown; m. (1) ALVERN ADAMS; b. 1906; d. 1967; m. (2) ANNA GORDON, Private; b. Private.

 

Notes for JAMES HOUSTON DAVIS:

Jimmie Davis

 

Hall of Fame

Birth Name: James Houston Davis

Induction Year: 1971

Date of Birth: 9/11/1899

Place of Birth: Quitman, LA

 

(on writing "You Are My Sunshine")

"I didn't write it about anybody

special, although I might have been

courtin' two or three at the time. I

believe it was written after a rainy

day in Louisiana like this. Sunshine

is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of

brightness. I still like to watch the sun go down in the

afternoon. I carried 'You Are My Sunshine' around but

nobody would let me record it, and I couldn't get anybody

else to record it. They either didn't think the song was any

good or that I was any good. I recorded my own version in

1931 in Chicago, but nothing happened with it."

 

"A song is the most intangible thing in the world. It's not

what I like, it's what people buy. Songs should be

inspirational and have meaning."

 

You are my sunshine!!

 

Former Occupations:

 

Former Governor of Louisiana 1944 to1948 and 1960 to 1964. He wrote the song "You are My Sunshine" in 1930. Jimmie Davis Tabernacle was built in 1964 by friends of Gov. Davis. It is built on the grounds where he attended and graduated from Beech Springs High School. His father and mother lived a few feet back of the building. An old house has been moved to the site which is similar to the house that the Davis lived in. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame (1972) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1971). He served on the Shreveport City Council from 1938 - 1942 and the Public Service Commission 1942-1944. He was a popular and well loved Governor.

 

teacher, criminal court clerk, dish washer, sharecropper

 

Education:

 

High School--Beech Spring High School

College--Soule Business College

College--Louisiana College (Pineville); history major; graduated with a BA degree; attended

in the early 1920s

College--LSU; graduated with a MA (Master's Degree) in education and psychology

Career Milestones:

 

Mid 1920s--performed on KWKH Radio

1928--first recording session for Columbia Records

1929--signed with Victor

1934--first artist to sign with Decca Records

1935--had first major hit, "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine"

1940--recorded "You Are My Sunshine" on February 4; song was released one month later

and sold over 1 million copies in America; when the song was released in England, King

George VI declared it his favorite song

1941--first feature film role in "Strictly in the Groove" which starred Ozzie and Harriet Nelson

1944--starred in feature film "Louisiana"

Awards:

 

1972--Country Music Hall of Fame induction

 

Catalog Highlights:

 

You Are My Sunshine

 

Co-writer: Charles Mitchell

Artists: Jimmie Davis, Rice Brothers Gang, Bing Crosby, Guy Lombardo,

Wayne King, Andrew Sisters, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Faron Young, Nat

King Cole, Jimmy Wakely, Gene Autry, Mitch Miller, Oscar Peterson, Pete

Seeger, Andy Williams, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Bryan Ferry

 

Nobody's Darlin' But Mine James Houston Davis was born September 11, 1899, in Quitman Louisiana. He grew up in a two room shack called home by he and his ten siblings, his parents and his grandparents.

His father had only a third grade education, but was determined his children would be better educated than he was, instilling a hunger for learning in all of his children. Jimmie left home to study at Louisiana College. He supplemented the meager savings he took with him by washing dishes and singing on street corners, eventually receiving a baccalaureate degree. He went on to LSU where he received a master's degree. For a while, Jimmie served as a professor of history at Dodd College.

Northeast Louisiana seemed to be a spawning ground for Louisiana's political leaders providing the state with no less than five govenors and countless senators, congressmen and many other political leaders. Destined to follow suit, Jimmie almost simultaneously managed to launch careers in Louisiana politics and country music. In 1928 he took a job as a clerk for Shreveport's Criminal Court. In September of the following year, the 29 year old civil servant recorded for RCA Victor. Like many artists of the day, for the four years Jimmie recorded for RCA Victor his records amounted to little more than imitiations of America's biggest hillbilly star of the same time - Jimmie Rodgers.

May of 1935 saw his fourth release for Decca, "Nobody's Darling But Mine," his first major hit. With the resulting royalties, he settled his college debts, bought a farm and got married.

With the royalties and newfound celebrity status from his next big hit released in 1936, "It Makes No Difference Now", Davis was in position to advance his political career yet again. Campaigning with his band in tow in 1938, he was elected Shreveport's commissioner of public safety, in charge of the city's fire and police departments.

Two years later in Chicago, on Monday, February 4, 1940, Davis recorded the song that would become his calling card. Released a month later, "You Are My Sunshine" sold over a million copies in America. The record later crossed the Atlantic to England, where King George VI declared it his favorite song. Covered by Gene Autry and Bing Crosby, this song has been recorded by over 350 artists, and translated into over 30 languages including Russian and Japanese.

During this period, Jimmie made numerous movie appearances. Yet, 1944 proved to be one of his biggest years yet, not only starring in the feature film Louisiana, but, once again with the help of his band during campaigning, later that year he was elected to his first four year term as Louisiana's govenor. In a move we would now consider as a "conservationist" or "environmentalist," Govenor Davis took action to revive the state's timber industry, ravaged in the 1920s and 1930s, by passing the Forestry Act.

Today the state grows more timber than it can cut. During his first term, automobile drivers were licensed for the first time in Louisiana. When he left office in 1948, there was a comfortable surplus in the state treasury which was used by future administrations to fund the state's first old-age pension program - a feat accomplished without raising taxes during his administration.

 

 

In the 1950s, Jimmie returned to his roots in the form of gospel music, and found great favor with hits like "Supper Time," "Honey In The Rock," "Take My Hand" and "Columbus Stockade Blues." Jimmie, along with Hank Williams and others, is credited with introducing Cajun music to the country music audiences with his redition of "Colinda."

 

 

Jimmie was called upon again to lead his state in 1960 when Louisiana was suffering the worst problems in the state's history since Reconstruction: A nationwide recession plunged Louisiana into a deficit; The State was targeted by the federal government for the integration of its elementary schools. Financial problems were solved when Governor Davis proposed to the Legislature a budget that was actually lower than the one the preceding year - never done before, and never done since. The problem of desegregation was solved, as Jimmie had promised in his inagural address of 1960, "without prejudice and without violence." Again, these problems were solved without raising taxes.

 

Currently residing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at 99 "years young," Jimmie still makes regular concert appearances, continues writing songs, and as his schedule allows, makes new recordings.

Take a listen to a song we all know and love, "You Are My Sunshine."

 

Jimmie Davis-twice governor of Louisiana, recording artist, songwriter,

movie star, author, businessman, cattleman, farmer, school teacher, and lecturer. Quite an accomplishment for someone born of poor sharecropper parents on a small farm where he saw and experienced poverty at its worst. Jimmie Davis made his original entrance into this world on September 11, 1900, at the small town of Quitman, Louisiana. One of eleven children, he

says it wasn't until he became governor that he learned you were supposed to sleep lengthwise in the bed.

He has many talents, but it is as a songwriter and stage performer that Governor Davis is best known. He has

written or co-written over three hundred songs including "Nobody's Darling But Mine", "Where The Old Red

River Flows", "Worried Mind", and the greatest song of all time that would make him an immortal songwriter,

"You Are My Sunshine". "Sunshine" has been recorded more than 400 times in every music style.

Two strong elements of the Jimmie Davis style showed in both of his campaigns when he ran for governor of

Louisiana. The first was his gentleness; he absolutely refused to trash the opposition, took the heat, never

returned an insult from an opponent, and avoided head to head debates.

The second element of his campaigns was country music. He assembled a band of country musicians to back him

on his campaign trail, then ended every speech and rally by asking the huge crowds of people to join with him in

singing "You Are My Sunshine".

 

Governor Davis offers no advice, only caution: "If you don't know where you're going, you'd better not start."

Jimmie Davis surely knew where he was going.

 

 

 

 

Notes for ALVERN ADAMS:

Alvern Adams was a graduate of Centenary College and a teacher. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Adams, a prominent family in Shreveport, LA.

 

Source: From the book "You Are My Sunshine--The Jimmie Davis Story" by Gus Weill.

 

iii. JESSE CARL DAVIS, b. Alexandra Rapides Louisiana; d. Unknown, California; m. MARIE MCNAMEE, Private; b. Private.

iv. WILLIE WALLACE DAVIS, b. January 29, 1902, LA; d. Unknown; m. IRENE SPARKS, Private; b. Private.

v. LETTIE DAVIS, b. Alexandra Rapides Louisiana; d. June 1968, Shreveport, Louisiana; m. A. TILMAN WATTS, Private; b. Private.

vi. ALMA RENA DAVIS, b. Private; m. (1) HARRY CONELIUS, Private; b. Private; m. (2) SAM THIBEAU, Private; b. Private.

vii. ELSIE ADELE DAVIS, b. August 01, 1907, Alexandra Rapides Louisiana; d. January 11, 1911, Antioch Cemetery, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.

viii. LELA MAE DAVIS, b. Private; m. JOE TILMAN KING, Private; b. Private.

ix. DOROTHY AGNES DAVIS, b. Private; m. MARION EDWARD BLACK, Private; b. Private.

x. HENRY JONES DAVIS, b. Private; m. GENEVA PARKER, Private; b. Private.

xi. CECIL REESE DAVIS, b. December 02, 1914, Quitman, Jackson Louisiana; d. August 03, 1932, Antioch Cemetery, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.

 

Notes for CECIL REESE DAVIS:

Never married.

 

65. THOMAS4 WORKS (JESSE3, DAVID2, JAMES1) was born March 03, 1880 in Bienville Parish, LA, and died May 30, 1956 in W. Monroe, Louisiana Hasley Cemetery. He married LELA GRIGGS December 20, 1908 in Jonesboro, Jackson, Louisiana, daughter of WILLIAM GRIGGS and EMILY KING. She was born May 15, 1894 in Calhoun, Louisiana, and died Unknown.

Children of THOMAS WORKS and LELA GRIGGS are:

i. LEVA5 WORKS, b. December 29, 1929, Eros, Jackson, Louisiana; d. October 03, 1933, Indian Valley Cemetery, Ouchita, Louisiana; m. JESSIE WAGONER, Private; b. Private.

ii. JESSIE LEWIS WORKS, b. Private; m. ESTELLE HUDSON, Private; b. Private.

iii. BESSIE MAE WORKS, b. Private; m. LEON JACKSON, Private; b. Private.

iv. EMILY FLORINE WORKS, b. Private; m. DAVID MCWILLIAMS, Private; b. Private.

v. LOIS WORKS, b. Private; m. JOHN THOMPSON, Private; b. Private.

vi. DOROTHY DEE WORKS, b. Private; m. BOBBY MACHEN, Private; b. Private.

 

66. ROBERT LEE4 WORKS (BENJAMINE J.3, DAVID2, JAMES1) was born July 22, 1875 in Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana, and died July 16, 1943 in Chatom, Jackson, Louisiana. He married MANDY BLALOCK January 12, 1899, daughter of JAMES BLALLCOK and MARY VAILS. She was born February 16, 1875 in Quitman, Louisiana, and died June 18, 1946 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.

Children of ROBERT WORKS and MANDY BLALOCK are:

i. EFFIE MAE5 WORKS, b. Private; m. (1) SAM JONES, Private; b. Private; m. (2) J.H. ABERCROME, Private; b. Private.

ii. JAMES ARTHUR WORKS, b. August 14, 1902, Quitman, Jackson Louisiana; d. Unknown; m. BELL PERRY, Private; b. Private.

iii. WILLIE MAUDE WORKS, b. October 20, 1903, Quitman, Jackson Louisiana; d. July 27, 1938, Hodge, Jackson, Louisiana; m. ELIVIE STEWART; d. Unknown.

iv. BETTY ANN WORKS, b. February 06, 1906, Quitman, Jackson Louisiana; d. December 23, 1953, Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana; m. FLOYD GORDON, Private; b. Private.

v. WALTER HARLON WORKS, b. Private; m. VELMA BRANCH, Private; b. Private.

vi. RICHARD LEON WORKS, b. Private; m. ETHEL CHATHAM, Private; b. Private.

vii. MAMIE LOLA WORKS, b. Private; m. JAMES LONG, Private; b. Private.

viii. CLARA LUCILLE WORKS, b. Private; m. WOODROW CLEMENTS, Private; b. Private.

ix. GRADY LAVELLE WORKS, b. Private; m. THELMA ALETHIA THOMPSON, Private; b. Private.

 

67. CORA ELLA4 WORKS (BENJAMINE J.3, DAVID2, JAMES1) was born October 21, 1880 in Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana, and died June 05, 1942 in Union Cemetery, Bienville, Louisiana. She married SAM WILLIAMS February 02, 1905. He was born September 14, 1875, and died August 29, 1949 in Union Cemetery, Bienville, Louisiana.

Child of CORA WORKS and SAM WILLIAMS is:

i. LOLA5 WILLIAMS, b. Private.

 

68. WILLIAM DAVID4 WORKS (THOMAS MCGREGOR3, DAVID2, JAMES1) was born January 08, 1886 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and died August 21, 1944. He married MAGDALENE. She was born in Louisiana, and died Unknown.

Child of WILLIAM WORKS and MAGDALENE is:

i. DURWOOD L.5 WORKS, b. Private.

 

69. MARY ELIZABETH4 WORKS (DAVID ALEXANDER3, JESSE2, JAMES1) was born March 18, 1853 in Union County, Arkansas, and died February 08, 1918 in Miller County, Arkansas. She married WILLIAM M. LONG in Union County, Arkansas. He was born January 27, 1832, and died August 10, 1911 in Miller County, Arkansas.

Children of MARY WORKS and WILLIAM LONG are:

i. ALTHEA5 LONG, d. Unknown; m. EARNEST HODGE; d. Unknown.

ii. BURNEY LONG, d. Unknown; m. MYRTLE LINDSEY; d. Unknown.

iii. LIAS S. LONG, b. January 08, 1885; d. Unknown; m. LAURA M. DENNY; b. May 17, 1890; d. July 23, 1965, Miller County, Arkansas.

iv. SILAS R. LONG, d. Unknown.

 

70. DAVID ELI4 WORKS (DAVID ALEXANDER3, JESSE2, JAMES1) was born February 02, 1856, and died Unknown. He married AMANDA (MANDY) CHURCHWELL in Ouchita County, Arkansas. She was born May 03, 1862, and died July 16, 1941 in Ouchita County, Arkansas.

Children of DAVID WORKS and AMANDA CHURCHWELL are:

i. JAMES HENRY (JIM)5 WORKS, b. October 10, 1881; d. Unknown; m. ALTA ELIZABETH GRAY; d. Unknown.

ii. LULA WORKS, d. April 05, 1909; m. WILLIAM A. FAVORS; b. 1880; d. 1919.

iii. JEFF ELI WORKS, b. December 1885, Miller County, AR; d. May 29, 1937, Miller County, AR; m. MINNIE GRAY; b. September 20, 1891, Miller County, AR; d. February 05, 1937, Miller County, AR.

iv. LILLIE WORKS, b. September 03, 1890; d. November 13, 1916; m. FRANK SKINNER; d. Unknown.

v. WILL WORKS, d. Unknown; m. (1) BECKY, Private; b. Private; m. (2) RUBY SAMS, Private; b. Private.

vi. JOHN DAVID WORKS, b. May 03, 1892; d. October 11, 1960; m. ONIE HURT; d. Unknown.

vii. MATTIE WORKS, b. July 03, 1894; d. July 30, 1973; m. CLEM JACKSON; b. May 28, 1889; d. May 09, 1936.

viii. BETTY WORKS, b. February 02, 1898; d. September 15, 1974; m. BUD PHILYAW; d. Unknown.

ix. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (LUM) WORKS, b. November 26, 1899; d. June 19, 1947; m. NANNIE DILLARD LOVE, Private; b. Private.

x. THOMAS NEWTON WORKS, b. November 24, 1900; d. July 15, 1954; m. MARY PHILYAW, Private; b. Private.

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. er_works.FTW, Date of Import: Jan 29, 2000.