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The Worsley (and sometimes Worley) Family in eastern North Carolina, USA

The data below was compiled by Arnold Worsley. A list of facts collected from local libraries, the Internet, and family records, they are listed in order by Year. Unless otherwise noted, all locations are in North Carolina, USA

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1800 In the case of John CHERRY, son of Charles: CHERRY appeared in in Beaufort Co. court and pled not guilty. At that time a jury consisting of Jessee ROLAND, Thos. BOYD, Robt Jones, Wm. BOYD, Obediah JEFFERSON, Stephen CONE, Ohanah COX, ? WOOLARD, Major HAWKINS, Joshua JONES, Jon. WHITLEY, & Wm. WORSLEY found CHERRY guilty, and he prayed for an appeal. CHERRY then entered into bond with James BONNER & Meser CHERRY, bondsmen. Date: March term 1800 Date of: Appeal County: Beaufort

1800 Census - S. C. - Beaufort County - Prince William Parish - Felix Wasley (30001||200100,61)

1800 - Census - Edgecombe - Dicy Worsley, age 26 to 44, wife of Pitman and head of a household that consists of a daughter, Judith, age 5, two other daughters under 10 (probably Polly and Elizabeth), a son, age 12 [possibly William (John's grandson mentioned in his 1796 will)], and a son age 6-9 [possibly Pitman,  Jr. (John's grandson mentioned in his 1796 will)], 0 slaves.

1800 - Census - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley, age 26 to 44, head of household with 2 males under 10, 1 female age 10 to 15, 1 female age 16 to 25, 1 female age 26 to 44, and 4 slaves. [John Worsley's name was next on the census list, indicating they were probably next-door neighbors.] 

1800 - Census - Beaufort - John Worsley, age 26 to 44, head of household, with 1 male age 16 to 25, 0 females, and 1 slave. [Thomas Worsley's name was immediately before John's indicating they were probably next-door neighbors.]

1800 - Census - Beaufort - William Worsley, age 45 or over, head of household with 1 male under 10, one female age 45 or over, and 0 slaves. [William's census record is six names below John's, indicating he lived near John and Thomas.] 

1800 - Census - Beaufort - Thomas Bay River Worsley, age 45 or over, head of household, with 2 males age 10 to 15, 1 female age 10 to 15, one female age 16 to 25, 1 female age 26 to 44, and 3 slaves. [His census record was six names below William's.] 

1800 - Census - Beaufort - Joseph Worsley, age 26 to 44 head of household with 1 male under 10, 1 female under 10, 1 female age 10 to 15, 2 females age 16 to 25, 1 female age 26 to 44, and 8 slaves. 

1800 - Census - Beaufort (town of Washington) - Jesse Worsley, age 16 to 25 head of household with 2 other males, also age 16 to 25, 0 females, 0 slaves.

1800 - Census - Bertie -  Daniel Worley, age 45 or over head of household with 1 male age 16 to 25, 1 male age 26 to 44, 1 female age 45 or over, and 0 slaves.

1800 - Census - Duplin - Loftus Worldly [should be "Worsley"]  age 35 to 44 head of household with  2 males under 10, 1 male 16 to 25, 2 females 16 to 25, 1 female age 45 or over, and 1 slave. (page 662)

1800 - Census - Halifax - Mary Worldley [probably should be "Worsley"], age 26 to 44 head of household with 1 male under 10, 1 male 10 to 15, 1 male age 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10 to 15, and 0 slaves.

1800 - Census - Craven - Stephen Worsley [spelled "Worcely"], age 26 to 44 head of household with 2 males under 10, 1 female 26 to 44, and 4 slaves. (page 312)

1800 - Census - Craven -  Stephen Worsley [spelled "Worcely"], age 45 or over head of household with 1 male under 10, 1 male 16 to 24, 1 female 45 or over, and 0 slaves. (page 300)

1800 - Deed - Jones Co. - William Worsley - to __?__, land in Jones Co.

1802 - Craven - Thomas Worsley md. Elizabeth Harris, a widow, on Sept. 25.

1803 - Deed - Jones Co. - Martin Worsley - owned land in Jones Co.

1803 - Craven - Betsy (Elizabeth) Worsley, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Fonville Worsley,  md. Abner Pearce on Apr. 7.

1803 - New Bern District - July Court 1803 - Expense ticket for Jesse Worsley in admr of Noah Campbell vs excr of Tenant Bowen. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1803 - Bertie County - August Court - Thomas Worley was one of 12 jurors. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1803 - Deed - Jones Co. - William Worsley - William Worsley of Richmond, Va., printer, to John Stanley of New Bern, 250 acres in Jones Co.

1803 - Will - Beaufort - Becca Worsley - Old Will Book page 413. Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1803 - Will - Beaufort - William Worsley - Old Will Book page 412. Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1805 - Arrest Warant - Noah Pippin and Dicey Worsley were first shown as being acquainted in a warrant for their arrest dated Aug. 26, 1805. The sheriff of Edgecombe County was to arrest them and deliver to the November 1805 court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in answer to a plea of Thomas Newsom, Noah Pippin's brother-in-law. Thomas was administrator of his sister Mary Newsom Pippin's estate and alleged trespass against the estate and damage in the amount of 50 pounds. From page 391 of Pippin Pathways, The Life and Descendants of Joseph Pippin from Edgecombe Co., NC to Jackson Co., TN by Wilda Allen Luttrell, Emily L. Person Pippin, James Roberts "Jim" Pippin..

1805 - Beaufort - ...Dec 5 1805 Asa Pritchett ... of Beau ... and James Grimes... for 130 Spanish Milled Dollars to me in hand paid by the said James Grimes... a negro girl by the name of Binos, Witness; Phillip Benjamin, William Worsley, Signed by Asa Pritchett: SO FHL F# 416405 vol 08 PG 101. Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1805 - Deed - Jones Co. - William Worsley - to Daniel Parry of Jones Co.

1807 - Deed - Jones Co. - Martin Worsley - mentioned "Martin Worsley's line".

1807 - Beaufort - I Abisha Pritchett ... of Beau... 300 dollars lawful money ... paid by Jesse Worsley... one Negro boy named Simon, Signed by Abisha Pritchett, Witnessed by William Worsley, and Tho Alderson, March Term 1807.: SO FHL F# 416406 VOL 08 PG 151. Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1807 - Beaufort - Abishai Pritchett is a Grantor (or seller) of land to Jesse Worsley who bought the land. Bill of Sale recording date is March 1807 in BK 08 PG 218.: SO FHL F#416381. Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1808 - Petition (Nov., 1808) by Sinah Adams, widow of Reading Adams, stating he died in August, 1808. By this petition she entered her dissent to the will and requested her dower on 110 acres owned by the dec'd. adj. James Adams, Willis Knight and Henry Irwin Toole. Dower allotted to the widow, Jan. 9, 1809. Petition (Nov., 1808) by the widow Sinai Adams requesting her dower and a one-fifth share of the personal property. Records of Estates Edgecombe County Vol. 1. [Reading and Sinah's daughter Polly, aka Mary, married Pitman Worsley, Jr. See entry below for 1822]

1808 - Deed - Duplin - William Worsley of Edgecombe Co. to Christopher Lawson of Duplin Co., Jan 25, 1808, for $174 current money of N. C. 230 acres on the North Side of Panther Swamp in 2 tracts to wit: (1) 200 acres patented by Samuel Jones, beginning at 3 little pines on George Smith's line East South of a small branch, joining the Mill swamp, the Blue Pond, Nancy Bowen's line to said Smith's line, to the run of Panther Swamp, to the lower line of the patent of the George Smith survey. (The second tract not described) Witnesses Owen O'Daniel, H. Grady. April Court 1810. Source: Duplin Deeds, Book 4A, abstracted by Eleanor S. Draughon. [Note: This appears to be land that William Worsley's grandfather, John Worsley, left him in his 1796 Will.] [Also note: In order to sell land, a person had to be at least 21 years of age. William Worsley turned 21 in 1808.]

1809 - Edgecombe Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, May, 1809 "ordered that Noah Pippen pay down to Dicy Worsley the sum of 5 pounds for lying in expenses and of a Bastard Child begotten on her by the said Pippen. That he also pay her 4 pounds per year for the support of the said child for five years annually." (p. 155)

1809 - Deed - Pitt - On Sept. _?_ Samuel Simpson of Craven to Benjamin buck 450 acres @$450. Witness Stephen Worsley. Book S-61.

1809 - Deed - Pitt - On Nov. 9 Sampson Worsley from Lydia Hathaway, 82-1/2 acres $400. Adjoining William Hattaway, deceased, Green Windom, Isaiah Windom, Benjamin Atkinson. .

1810 Census - New York - Oneida County - P. Wosley  (10010||010100) (Page 462) 

1810 - Census - Pitt - Sampson Worsley, age 27 head of household with 2 females 16-25 yrs old, 1 female 26-45 yrs old, and no slaves. He was born in 1784. By 1820 he had moved to Georgia.

1810 - Census - Edgecombe - William Worsley, age 23 head of household that includes his wife Elizabeth, age 18 and one daughter under 10 years of age.

1810 - Census - Duplin - Reddick Worley, age 30 to 39 head of household with 1 male under 10, one female 16 to 25, and 1 slave. [His record was right above Loftus' which indicates they were probably next-door neighbors.]

1810  - Census - Duplin - Loftus Worley, age 45 or over head of household with 2 males 16 to 25, 1 female 16 to 25, 1 female 26 to 44, and 0 slaves. [His record was immediately below Reddick's indicating they were probably next-door neighbors.] 

1810 - Deed - Pitt - Sampson Worsley  to John Hattaway, 82-1/2 acres $400 Adjoining William Hattaway, deceased, Green Windom, Isaiah Windom, Benjamin Atkinson. Witness Dorset Walker. book S-43.

1811 - Deed - Pitt - On Feb. 6 Sampson Worsley - from Isaac Brown & Jacob Brown, 100 acres @$100. Former owner Arthur Brown. Witness Peter May. Book S-170.

1811 - Marriage - Edgecombe - William Worsley (son of Pitman and Dicy) - to Elizabeth __?__

1811 - Deed - Written: December 12, 1811, Recorded: March 1812 ...we Henry Selby & Wife of the Town of Washington and County of Beaufort For ... the Sum of Four Hundred Pounds ... paid by William Worsley of the said Town & County ... do Bargain and Sell & Convey unto the said William Worsley a Half Lot with the Houses thereon, Situate in the Said Town of Washington and distinguished in the Place of said Town by No. 30. This Lot was Will'd by Samuel Worden to Sally Dana Selby wife of said Henry. To have and to hold unto the said William Worsley his Heirs and assigns. ...we have hereunto set our hands and Seals this 12 day Decm 1811. Henry Selby Sally D. Selby http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/selby25gdd.txt

1812 - Birth - Edgecombe - John Worsley - son of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1812 - Birth - Edgecombe - Littleberry ("Little") Worsley, son of _?_ and Dicy Worsley on June 12.

1812 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley - from Levi Cherry

1812 - War - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.] - a fifer in the 4th Co. detached from Edgecombe Regiment in War of 1812

1813 - Birth - Edgecombe - Nathan G. Worsley - son of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1813 - Deed - Pitt - On Feb. 1 Sampson Worsley - to John Warren, 100 acres @150 pds. Former owners Isaac Brown, Jacob Brown. Mentions Samuel Warren, deceased father of John Warren. Witnessed Allen Atkinson, John H. Atkinson. Book V-107

1813 - Government - Beaufort County - William Worsley, son of either Thomas or Joseph Worsley and grandson of Thomas and Sarah Bonner Worsley, represented Beaufort County in the General Assembly. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of NC Vol I.

1814 - Deed - Pitt - Sampson Worsley - from Samuel Meeks, his wife Sarah, & Drewry Bullock (all are heirs of Drewry Bullock, Sr.).

1814 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Judith Worsley - daughter of Dicy and Pitman Worsley, to Orange Connor on Aug.12. Moved Somerville, Tenn. and later to Daingerfield, Tex. She is said to have been raised as an orphan by grandmother.

1815 - Birth - Edgecombe - Redding Worsley - son of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1815 - Deed - Pitt - Sampson Worsley - to Josiah Windom, 26 acres.

1815 - Deed - Pitt - On June 13 Jesse Boyd to Robert Boyd 70 acres @ 50 pds. Witness Thomas Worsley, Major Boyd. Book T-161

1815 - Deed - Pitt - On Sept. 26 Samuel and Sara Meeks, wife, Drewry Bullock to Sampson Worsley __ acres @$60. Adjoining Josiah Windom, Hehimiah Downs, Henry Meeks. Grantors and Grantee are heirs of Drewry Bullock, Sr., deceased, former owner. book T-251

1815 - Deed - Pitt - On Sept. 27 Samuel Worsley, assignee of Drewry Bullock, from Balaam Bullock & Charles Bullock in an agreement for division of the land of Drewry Bullock. Book T-136

1815 - Tax - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.] - 1 free poll for a free male.

1815 - Tax - Edgecombe - William Worsley - 250 acres($1000), 1 free poll for free male, 1 black poll.

1815 - Edgecombe - Jennie E. Worsley md. John A. Davis on Oct 2

1816 - Will - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.] - a noticeable buyer along with James Harrison of the estate of Mary Smith

1817 - Birth - Edgecombe - William Worsley, Jr. - son of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1817 - Will - Edgecombe - William Worsley - owned land adjoining Robert Cherry and Joshua Wilkinson (whose will here left to his wife land on east side of Branch). His will also mentions "the highland lying on the S. side of the Cypress Pocosin and Dam Branch down to Ballihack swamp". Wit. by William Worsley, Frederick Mayo.

1817 - Militia - Thomas Worley, Windsor, NC, July 4. "... having held a Commission under the Government of NC for sixteen years, six years of that time as Colonel of Bertie County -- I now feel a disposition to Resign..." Abstracts of Letters of Resignations of Militia Officers in NC 1779-1840

1818 - Under the Acts of 1818 and 1832 (as reported by the Secretary of State to Congress in 1835), the following were North Carolina Revolutionary War pensioners. #1615 Private William Woosley, #1617 Private Thomas Worsley. from Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution

1819 - Birth - Edgecombe - Sarah Charlotte Worsley - daughter of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1819 - Will - Halifax - Nancy Woolsey - Recorded copy in Will Book 3 page 647. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1820 - Census - Edgecombe - District 1 - Pitman Worsley [Jr.], age 29. His household included a male, under 10, another male, age 16-17, another male, age 18-25, a female under 10, a female, age 16-26 (probably wife Mary Adams Worsley) and 3 slaves.

1820 - Census - Hancock County, Georgia - Sampson Worsley, age 38. His household included a male, under 10, 3 females under 10, 1 female age 26-25, and 1 female 45 or older. One person in the household was "engaged in agriculture."

1820 - Census - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley - Head of household of 4

1820 - Census - Edgecombe - District 2 - William Worsley, age 33 head of household farmer with wife Elizabeth, age 28, John, age 8, Nathan G., age 7, Redding, age 5, William, Jr., age 3, Sarah Charlotte, age 1. Household had 4 farmers and 5 slaves

1821 - Birth - Edgecombe - Ethelina Worsley - daughter of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1821 - Birth - Edgecombe - Lara Ann Worsley - daughter of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1821 - Deed - Pitt - Thomas B. Worsley witness to deceased. Book CC-98 

1821 - Deed for Cattle - Beaufort Co. - Written: June 21, 1821, Recorded: August 1821 Whereas Thomas Worseley hath this day conveyd to us all his Stock of Cattle & for which we have agreed to pay Two cirtain debts Set forth in the Bill of Sale now We Shall be able to rescure to ourselves any part of Said cattle and pay them debts then we promice and engage to bind the same, to our mother Joana Worseley for her Support during her natural life or Such part thereof as may be nesesary to her support and comfort in witness whereof we have hereunto Set our hands & Seals this 21st of June 1821 Thomas B. Worseley Stephen C. Worseley Signed Sealed & deliverd in presence of Readin Grist William Patrick Beaufort County August Term 1821 there & then was this deed Gift from Thom B Worseley & Stephen C Worseley to Joanna Worsley was proved in Court by the oath of Wm Patrick a Subscribing Witness thereto let it be Registerd. Thomas Smaw Clk. Beaufort Deed Book 12, p. 433, http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/worsley16gdd.txt

1821 - Deed - Beaufort Co. Written: June 21, 1821 Recorded: August 1821 North Carolina Beaufort County Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Worsley for and in concideration of the sum of five Shillings to me in hand paid by Stephen C Worsley the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained & Sold to the Said Stephen C. Worseley one feather Bed and furnature a parcel of Bricks and all my working tools of every discription which Several artickels I warrant and defend to the Said Stephen C Worseley his heirs and assigns forever against the claim of all persons whatsoever In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of June 1821. Thomas Worsley Signed Sealed & deliverd in presence of Readin Grist William Patrick Beaufort County August Tirm 1820 [sic] then and there was this deed Gift from Thomas Worsley to Stephen C Worsley proved in court by the oath of Wm Patrick a subscribing witness thereto let it be registered. Thomas Smaw Clk Beaufort Deed Book 12, p. 437 File at: http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/worsley17gdd.txt

1821 - Deed - Beaufort Co. Written: June 21, 1821 Recorded: August 1821 North Carolina Beaufort County Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Blount Worseley for and in concideration of the Love and affection I bear my Beloved Mother Joannah Worseley and for the further consideration of five Shilings to me in hand paid I have agreed and do hereby loan to my Said Mother the use of Negro Woman Bearsashaba, Negro Girl Annette together With all the other Artickles this day purchased of My Father for and during her Natural Lifetime except Such part thereof as may be nessasary to Sell to Raise the Sum of one hundred and forty five Dollars and Twenty cents With intrest from the 6th day of February 1820 for Which I have this day Given my Note to Josiah Crosby Worsley in witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 21 day of June 1821. Thomas B Worseley Signed Sealed & Deliverd in presence of Reading Grist William Patrick Beaufort County August Term 1821 Then and There was this deed gift from Thomas B Worseley to James Worseley proved in court by the oath of William Patrick a Witness thereto Let it be Registered. Thos Smaw Clk Beaufort Deed Book 12, p. 443 File at: http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/worsley19gdd.txt

1821 - Deed - Beaufort Co. Written: June 21, 1821 Recorded: August 1821 Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Worseley of the county of Beaufort for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred forty four Dollars & seventy cents with intrest from the sixth day of Febuary 1820 secured by Thomas Blount Worsely to be paid to Josiah Worseley that being the amount of a legacy left to the Said Josiah Crosby Worseley [by] Euridic Slade which came to my hands. I have given Granted bargained and Sold and by these presents do give grant bargain Sell & deliver unto the Said Thomas Blount Worsely one Negro Woman called Bearshiba one Negro Girl caled Annette four fether Beds and there furnature one Horse all my Stalk of hogs together with all my house hold an Kitchen furniture which said negroes furnature and Other Artickles I warrant & defend to the said Thomas Blount Worseley his heirs and assigns forever against the claim of all persons whsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty first day of June anno Dom 1820. Thomas Worseley Signed Sealed & Deliverd in presence of Reding Grist William Patrick Beaufort Court August Tirm 1820 there and then this Bill Sale from Thomas Worseley to Joseph [Josiah] Worsely proved in court by the oath of William Patrick a Subscribing Witness thereto let it be registerd. Thomas Smaw Clk Beaufort Deed Book 12, p. 434 File at: http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/worsley18gdd.txt

1821 - Deed - Edgecombe - In DB 17-331, Aug. 4, 1821, Pitman Worsley [Jr.] and his wife, Mary Adams Worsley, daughter of Redding Adams, deceased.

1821 - Will - Beaufort - Benjamin Worsley - Orphan Book A page 310. Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1822 - Church - Washington, NC - JoAnn Worsley and Wetherley Worsley were among the charter members of the First Baptist Church.

1822 - Edgecombe - (Feb. court) Petition showing that Reading Adams' widow, Sina Adams had remarried. Reading Adams left the following children (1) Polly, wife of Pitman Worsley [Jr.] [Elsewhere Pitman's wife is referred to as Mary.], (2) Cullen Adams, (3) Lydia Adams. The last two children were minors with Elijah Price their guardian. Another son, William Adams, had died without issue.

1822 - Deed - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.] - from Noah Leggett, mortgage.

1822 - Deed - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.] - from Sina Leggett. [Sina was probably Pitman's widowed mother-in-law who had married second husband Noah Leggett after first husband, Reading Adams died.] Text of Deed

1822 - Will - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.] - heir to Reading Adams' estate along with Lydia Adams and Cullen Adams

1822 - Deed - Pitt - On Sept. 21 Thomas B Worsley witness to deceased John Dixon to Elias Taft and Arnold Taft. Book CC-87

1822 - Pittman Worsley [Jr.] and Richard Buntyn (Bunting) were bondsmen for marriage of Elizabeth Mayo (daughter of Linnington and Rebecca Knight Mayo) and Richard Buntyn (Bunting) on Oct. 22. Richard Bunting was the son of John Bunting and Lucretia Pippin.

1822 - Deed - Beaufort Co. Written: December 24, 1822 Recorded: February 1823 State of North Carolina Beaufort County Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Worsley Joanna Worsley Thomas B Worsley Josiah Worsley & Stephen Worsley of the one part, and Richard H. Bonner of the other part, & all of the County & State aforesaid, Witnesseth that we the aforesaid Thomas Worsley Joanna Worsley Thomas B Worsley Josiah C. Worsley & Stephen C. Worsley that for and in consideration of the Sum of three hundred dollars to us in hand paid before the Sealing and Signing of these presents by Richard H. Bonner the Receipt is hereby acknowledged having bargained and Sold and doth by these presents bargain & Sell unto him the said Richard H Bonner his heirs and assigns forever a Negro Girl by the name of Anneretty together with all here hereafter increase Aged about Fourteen Years To have and to hold the aforesaid Negro Girl & increase unto the said Richard H. Bonner his heirs and assigns and we the aforesaid Thomas Worsley Joanna Worlsey Thomas B Wosley Josiah C Worsley & Stephen C Worsley do hereby Jointly and Severally Warrant and defend the aforesaid Negro Girl Anneretty and her increase unto the said Richard H. Bonner his heirs and assigns forever free & clear of all manner of claim or claims of any person or persons in any manner whatsoever In Witnesseth whereof whe have hereunto set our hands & Seals this 24th day December 1822. Thomas Worsley Joanna Worsley T.B. Worsley Josiah C. Worley (his mark) Stephen C. Worsley Signed Seald and delivd in presence of Robert S. Salter State of North Carolina Beaufort County Court Pleas & Qr Sessions February Term 1823 Then the within Deed of Sale from Thomas Worsley, Joanna Worsley T B Worsley Josiah C Worsley & Stephen C Worsley to Richard H Bonner was proved in Court by the oath of Rob. S Salter a Suscribing Witness thereto let it be Registered. Tho. Smaw C[lk] File at: http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/worsley36gdd.txt

1823 - Birth - Edgecombe - Hezekiah McGilbert Worsley - daughter of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1823 - Will - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.] - Will of Noah Legget to wife Sina Legget, all property now in her possession by contract with Pitman Worsley and 50 cents in cash . . . .

1824 - Death - Bertie - Thomas Worley on July 17.

1824 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.] - witness and bondsman to marriage of Lewis Harrell to Tamsey Thigpen on Jan 5.

1825 - Birth - Edgecombe - Mary Liza Worsley - daughter of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1825 - Death - Bertie - Thomas Worley - August 15, 1825.

1825 - Deed - Jones Co. - Martin Worsley - mentioned "Martin Worsley's line".

1825 - Will - Edgecombe - Dicy Worsley - heir to Judith Manning's estate along with Charity Manning, Etheldred Mayo, Leverton Mayo, Frances Mayo, William Mayo, and Judith Edwards. [Note on Judith Manning: Judith Williams married William Mayo III. The Mayo heirs are their children. After William died Judith married Hillery Manning. Charity is their child.]

1825 - Pittman Worsley [Jr.] was the bondsman for marriage of James Harris and Sally Howell on Jan.20. in Edgecombe

1826 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley - from James Deaver

1827 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley - to Silas Wilkinson, 250 acres

1827 - Deed - Pitt - On Dec. 15 Mary Ann Lane Worsley Boyd - and Calvin Boyd, her husband, to Joseph Hinton of Beaufort County, 300 acres; power of attorney to recover from estates of Benjamin Worsley & Dorcas Chapman. Mary Ann was formerly wife of Benjamin S. Worsley. She is still a minor, so cannot enter suit herself. Joseph Hinton md. Nancy Boyd, daughter of Samuel Boyd. Book EE-464

1828 - Birth - Edgecombe - Susan Worsley - daughter of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1828 - Marriage - Edgecombe - (Nathan) Mayo Worsley - on Dec. 8 to Nancy Wiggins, bondsman was Cullin Adams-500 pounds

1828 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Etheldred Worsley - on Oct. 15 to Brittania Spellings , daughter of Lavinia Pippen Spellings, daughter of Joseph Pippen who died April 10, 1833. Frederick Mayo was bondman.

1830 - Birth - Edgecombe - Lezinna Worsley - daughter of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1830 - Census - Duplin - Reddick Worley age 50 to 59, with 1 male age 20 to 29, 1 female 50 to 59, and 5 slaves.

1830 - Census - Edgecombe - (Nathan) Mayo Worsley, age 21, Nancy Worsley, age 20 to 29 wife of Mayo, Carolin Worsley, age 1 daughter

1830 - Census - Edgecombe - Etheldred Worsley, age 20 to 29, wife Britania Worsley, age 20 to 29, other female in the household age 20 to 29 [sister or sister-in-law?], son _?_ Worsley - under 5, son _?_ Worsley - under 5.

1830 - Census - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley [Jr.], age 36 to 39, wife Mary Adams Worsley, age 30 to 35, a son under 5, a son age 5 to 10, a daughter age 11 to 15, 2 daughters age 5 to 10, and 1 slave. (in "District No. 1 exclusive of Tarborough").

1830 - Census - Edgecombe - William Worsley, Sr., age 43, wife Elizabeth Worsley, age 40, son John Worsley, age 18, son Nathan G. Worsley, age 17, son Redding Worsley, age 15, son William Worsley, Jr., age 13, daughter Sarah Charlotte Worsley, age 11, daughter Ethelina Worsley, age 9, daughter Lara Ann Worsley, age 9, son _?_ Worsley, age 5 to 10, daughter Susan Worsley, age 2, daughter Lezinna Worsley, age 1, 

1831 - Marriage - Edgecombe - John Worsley - son of William and Elizabeth, to Emeliza Spicer on Nov. 2.

1831 - Will - Edgecombe - Dicy Worsley wrote her will. Heirs: Polly, Elizabeth, and a son, Little.

1833 - Birth - Edgecombe - Henry Guilford Worsley - son of John and Emeliza Spicer Worsley

1833 - Birth - Edgecombe - Temperance Mirandy Worsley - daughter of William and Elizabeth Worsley

1833 - Deed - Edgecombe - Mayo Worsley - from Frederick Jones

1833 - Mail - Pitman Worsley had two letters remaining in the Post Office at Tarborough on April 1.

1833 - Will - Edgecombe - In August Court. "The last Will & Testament of Dicy Worsley, deceased, was exhibited in open court for Probate and was proven by Willis Knight, the subscribing witness thereto. Ordered that the same be certified and the Will recorded. The executors named in the said Will refused to qualify."

1834 - Mail - Miss Elizabeth Worsley was one of over eighty people who had a letter remaining in the Post Office at Tarborough on Oct 1.

1834 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Elizabeth Worsley - (Dicy's daughter and Littleberry's sister) to Lewelling Raynor on Dec. 26. (Lewelling Raynor's name was just above Littleberry's in the 1840 census indicating they were probably neighbors.)

1835 - Edgecombe - Inventory of the personal estate of Dicy Worsley made by Little [Littleberry] Worsley, executor on Feb. 23, 1835 (February Court).

Note against Amount Interest from
Willis Knight 177.63 12/28/1834
Ezekiel Staton and William Knight 9.81 6/26/1834
William Smith and Mayo Worsley 7.00 6/26/1834
Hy Find [?] and Ezekiel Staton 7.25 6/26/1834
Little Worsley 15.06 6/26/1834

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1835 - Military - A report of the NC revolutionary pensioners under the acts of 1818 and 1832 lists William Worsley as having the rank of private and Thomas Worsley, private.

1835 - Pension - Beaufort - THOMAS WORSLEY, BEAUFORT COUNTY, PRIVATE, NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE, $96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE, $306.06 AMOUNT RECEIVED, JANUARY 17, 1831 PENSION STARTED, AGE 75

1836 - Deed - Edgecombe - Little [Littleberry] Worsley - from Silas Wilkinson, 217-1/2 acres, Coneto.

1836 - Deed - Edgecombe - Mayo Worsley - and Nancy, from Jesse Morris' Atty

1836 - Will - Edgecombe - Silas Wilkinson and Mayo Worsley - April 15, 1836 Witnessed will of Mary Staton, probated May Ct. 1836. "...being sick and weak in body... All property to my son Ezekiel Staton." Edgecombe County Will Abstracts 1824-1857.

1837 - Death - Edgecombe - Emiliza Worsley - wife of John, died near Falls of the Tar on May 17, leaving a husband and one small child.

1837 - Deed - Edgecombe - Mayo Worsley - to John Mooring

1838 - Death - Edgecombe - John Worsley - born 1812, son of William and Elizabeth.

1838 - Deed - Edgecombe - Mayo Worsley - from Rueben Mayo

1840 - Census - Pike County, GA - Pitman Wesley [Worsley?] 40 to 49, 1 other male 40 to 49 [possibly his wife accidentally placed on the wrong side of the page], 1 female 20 to 29, 1 male 15 to 19, 1 female 15 to 19, 1 male 10 to 14, 1 female 10 to 14, 2 females 5 to 9, and 1 female under 5. no slaves.

1840 - Census - Edgecombe - (Nathan) Mayo Worsley, age 31, wife Nancy Worsley, age 40 to 49, son Ios A. Worsley, age 5 to 9, Edwin G. Worsley, age 5 to 9, daughter Carolin Worsley, age 10, daughter Nancy L. Worsley, age 1

1840 - Census - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley, age 28, wife Harriet Crisp Worsley, age 25, male age10 to 14, female age 5 to 9, male under 5, daughter Louisa Worsley, age 6, daughter Margaret Worsley, age 3, daughter Amanda Worsley, age 3. Household included 4 farmers, 2 male slaves.

1840 - Census - Edgecombe - William Worsley, Sr., age 52, wife Elizabeth Worsley, age 50, male age 20 to 29, female age 20 to 29, 1 male age 15 to 19,  daughter Laura Ann Worsley, age 19, daughter Ethelina Worsley, age 19, 2 males age 10 to 14, daughter Mary Liza Worsley, age 11, female age 10 to 14, female age 5 to 9, 3 slaves.

1840 - Census - Tallahatchie County Miss. - Etheldred Worsley age 30 to 39, 2 sons age 5 to 9, 1 daughter under 5

1840 - Will - Edgecombe - Milly Wilkinson's will dated June 28, 1840, probated in Nov. Ct. 1845 leaves "all my Negroes, namely Jack, Lewis, and Dicy, as well as the residue of my estate" to Granddaughter Lorry (Sarry?) Ann Worsley. From Edgecombe County Will Abstracts 1824-1857.

1841 - Death - in Edgecombe, July 26, Nancy Worsley - wife of Mayo, left 4 small children. Obituary in Tarboro newspaper follows...
Mrs. Nancy Worsley Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Sat., July 31, 1841
Died in Edgecombe County on July 26th, Mrs. Nancy WORSLEY, wife of Mayo WORSLEY. She leaves four small children.

1841 - Deed - Edgecombe - Little B. Worsley - from Lawrence Bunting

1841 - Deed - Edgecombe - Mayo Worsley - from Lawrence Bunting, mortgage.

1842 - Marriage - Edgecombe - (Nathan) Mayo Worsley - on Feb. 22 to Mary Louise Staton, daughter of Winfield Staton. Witness, Joseph John Pippen - 500 pounds.

1842 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Redding Worsley - of Alabama to Anna Eliza, daughter of Gray Armstrong

1843 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Sally Ann Worsley - to Warren E. Spicer Apr. 19. Gray Armstrong, witness.

1843 - Will - Edgecombe - William Worsley - admin. of Temperance Edmondson's will

1844 - Deed - Edgecombe - Henry G. Worsley - (et al) from Moses Spicer estate - Division of land

1844 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Laura A. Worsley - daughter of William, Sr., to Elza Taylor on Sept. 12., Her brother, Redding Worsley, was witness.

1844 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Redding Worsley - witness marriage of Laura A. Worsley to Elza Taylor on Sept. 12

1845 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Nathan G. Worsley - to Evelina Anderson on Jan. 1. Robert Johnson, witness.

1846 - Will - Franklin - Mary Worley - Recorded copy in Will Book M page 125. Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1847 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Lezina Worsley - daughter of William, Sr., to Capt. Jesse B. Bullock on Aug 13. Henry R. Johnson, witness.

1847 - War (Mexican) - Mexico - Private H. M. G. Worsley, a member of Company A of the Edgecombe Volunteers sent to the Mexican War, died. He was one of 22 from Co. A and 16 from Co. B of the Edgecombe units who were described as "victims of the climate" in a letter from First Lieutenant John S. Pender that described conditions in Mexico. (from Turner and Bridgers History of Edgecombe County, p. 146)

1848 - Deed - Edgecombe - Nathan G. Worsley - from Elza Taylor et al

1849 - Jury - Edgecombe - (Nathan) Mayo Worsley - served on jury.

1849 - Agriculture - Little B. Worsley (reported in the 1850 census) 175 improved acres, 100 unimproved acres, $1400 farm value, $35 implements value, 5 horses, 3 mules, 35 milk cows, 40 cattle, 28 sheep, 150 swine ($700 livestock value). Crops/produce included 1200 bushels Indian corn, 25 bushels oats, 30 lbs. wool, 75 bushels peas, 5 bushels potatos, 300 bushels sweet potatos, 100 lbs. butter, 5 tons hay, $35 of home made items, $850 of slaughtered animals. He had 3 female slaves 20-33 years old and 1 male slave 20 years old.

1850 - Census - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley [spelled here as "Wausley"]- age 38 Farmer whose household consists of wife Harriett, age 35, a daughter, Louisa age 17, a daughter, Margaret age 15, a daughter, Amanda age 13, a daughter Penna (Piney) age 5, a son Angus age 9, a son, William H. H. age 8, a son Lona [actually daughter Leona], age 7, a son, Arnold age 3, a son, Genesse [James], age 2, a son, Newsom age 1. Also in the household were male age 24 Wm Bunting Laborer NC I; and male age 23 Redin Ford. Littleberry had $950 in real estate and both he and his wife were illiterate. William was a son of Richard Bunting and Elizabeth Mayo. (family 630) All were born in NC.

1850 - Census - Edgecombe - (Nathan) Mayo Worsley [spelled here as "Wausley"]- age 41 Head of household consisting of Mary L. Worsley age 29 Mayo's second wife (Mary Louise Staton, daughter of Winfield Staton and Julia Mayo), a daughter (by first wife) Carolin age 20, a son (by first wife) Edwin G. age 18, a son (by first wife) Ios A. age 16, a daughter (by first wife) Nancy L. age 10, a daughter Virginia E. age 8, a daughter Laura M. age 5, a daughter Aneliza age 2, son Thad A. age 1. Farmer with $3500 in real estate. All were born in NC. (family 583)

1850 - Census - Davidson County, NC (North Subdivision) - David Worsley age 29 a farmer worth $400, wife Dulcimer age 26, daughter Catherine age 6, son Samuel age 4. All born in NC. (house 292, family 295, taken Aug. 9, 1850)

1850 - Census - Barbour County, Alabama - Sampson Worsley, age 68, a physician, head of household with daughters Albina, age 40, Mary Worsley, age 23, and granddaughter Mary Smith, age 10.

1850 - Census - Henry County, GA - Pitman Wesley [Worsley?], age 50 a farmer with real estate worth $800, born in SC, wife Mary Wesley, age 50, born in NC, daughter E. Wesley age 22, born in NC, son R. P. Wesley, age 21 a farmer, born in NC, daughter M. Wesley, age 19, born in NC, and male child S. Thomas, age 15, born in GA. (house 373, family 373, taken Sept. 11, 1850)

1850 - Census - Tallahatchie County Miss. [same county where Etheldred lived in previous census] - William Worsley age 17 born in NC, Britton Worsley age 16 born in Tenn., laborers in the household of farmer Eli Staton age 50 and his wife Temperance Staton age 46, both born in NC, worth $3500 in real estate. Eli and Temperance's 4 children, ranging in age from 24 to 14, were born in Tenn., their youngest children, aged 9 and 6, were born in Miss. (house 159, family 159, taken Oct. 9, 1850)

1850 - Census - Hinds County Miss. - head of household John Worsley age 40 a mechanic born in NC, wife Mary Worsley age 25 born in SC, son Lafayette age 11 born in Ala., daughter Sarah age 9 born in Ala., daughter Laura A. age 7 born in Miss., son Joseph age 5, born in Miss., son James age 2 born in Miss. Also in John's household Reddin Worsley age 35 a merchant born in NC, wife Ann age 35 born in NC, daughter Martha A. age 6 born in NC, daughter Adeline age 4 born in NC, son McWillis age 2 born in Ala. (house 1460, family 1460, taken Nov. 23 and 24, 1850)

1850 - Census - Titus County, TX, Town of Daingerfield - Orange Conner a farmer age 57, worth 320, born in NC, wife Judith [Worsley] Conner [Dicy and Pitman's daughter], age 55, born in SC, daughter Susana, age 27, born in AL, son Cicero a clerk, age 20, born in TN, son William age 18, a farmer born in TN, son Munroe age 16, a farmer born in TN, daughter Mary age 12 born in TN. ( house 65, family 65, taken Sept. 10, 1850)

1850 - Census - La Salle County, Ill. (Ophir Township) - John Worsley age 41 a farmer worth 1500 born in Md., wife Matilda age 41 born in NY, son Joseph age 11, daughter Ann age 8, son John age 3, daughter Amanda age 2. All children born in Ill. (house 1596, family 1628 taken Oct. 20, 1850)

1850 - Census - La Salle County, Ill. (Ophir Township) - Joseph Worsley age 67 a farmer worth 1500 born in England, wife Susannah age 65 born in Md. (house 1832, family 1876 taken Nov. 22, 1850)

1850 - Census - Calloway County, KY (District 2) - E. D. Worsley age 25 a farmer born in NC, wife[?] J. A. Worsley age 16 born in GA. (house 243, family 243, taken Aug. 16, 1850)

1850 - Census - Edgecombe - Elizabeth Worsley, age 60 William Sr.'s wife. cannot read

1850 - Census - Pitt (Greenville District)- Josiah C. Worsley, age 38, a laborer worth $400, with William Worsley age 12, and John Worsley age 11. (family #52)

1850 - Census - Edgecombe - N. [Nathan] G. Worsley [spelled here as "Wausly"]- age 35, laborer, head of household consisting of wife Evaline age 27, a daughter G. A. [Georgeanna] age 5, a son Charles age 3, and a son Levi age 1. Also in this household was a 50 year old woman named Charlotte Anderson, probably Nathan's mother-in-law. (family 39) All were born in NC. 

1850 - Census - Edgecombe - William Worsley, Sr., age 62, a farmer worth $3000 in real estate, whose household includes his 60 year old wife, E. (Elizabeth) Worsley, son William Worsley, Jr., age 28 a laborer worth $600, daughter E. L. (Ethelina) age 22, and daughter M. L. (Mary Liza), age 21. All were born in NC. (house 107. family 107)

1850 - Census - Edgecombe - H. G. Worsley, age 16 a laborer in Calvin Spicer's household.

1851 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Caroline Worsley on Feb. 18- daughter of Mayo and Nancy, to John Peebles, who was born in Pitt county. Elisha Cromwell was J. P.

1851 - Will - Edgecombe - (Nathan) Mayo Worsley - witnessed will of Joseph L. Pippen, which mentions land on and near Balahac Swamp.

1852 - Will - Franklin - Kezia Worley - Recorded copy in Will Book 0, page 325. Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1854 - Will of Sarah Knox leaves to niece Mary Harris "my land on the west side of Worsley's Canal adj. John Knight and Jesse W. Leigh." Edgecombe County Will Abstracts 1858-1910.

1855 - Estate - Halifax - Winfield D. Staton's will proved in May. Division of negroes among Mayo Worsley and other parties.

1859 - Deed - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley - ,et al., and Canal, contract.

1859 - Marriage - Pitt - Edward G. Worsley, on Jan. 11, to Martha A. Peebles, daughter of late Howell Peebles of Pitt.

1859 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Dec. 14 Henry Guilford Worsley - son of John and Emilizer, to Mary Elizabeth Proctor. William Worsley, Jr. was a witness, Hilliard S. Taylor, M. G.

1859 - Agriculture - Little B. Worsley (reported in the 1860 census) 100 improved acres, 180 unimproved acres, $6000 farm value, $200 implements value, 2 horses, 3 mules, 18 milk cows, 18 cattle, 20 sheep, 50 swine ($1200 livestock value). Crops/produce included 1500 bushels Indian corn, 27 bales (400 lb.) cotton, 50 lbs. wool, 100 bushels peas, 10 bushels potatos, 210 bushels sweet potatos, 75 bushels orchard fruit, 100 lbs. butter, 12 tons hay, 30 lbs beeswax, 400 lbs honey $100 of home made items, $600 of slaughtered animals. His slaves (by age and sex): 39 m, 27 f, 21 f, 11 m, 11 f, 3 f, 1 f. They lived in 2 slave houses.

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley, age 46 Head of household, wife Harriett age 43, daughter Louisa age 25, daughter Margaret age 23, son Augustus age 16, son William H. H. age 15, son Lunidus [actually daughter Leona] age 14, daughter Piney age 12, son Arnold age 11, son James age 10, son Newsom age 9, son Elisha age 7, son Mayo age 5, daughter Emma age 3, son Theophilus age 7 months. Had $6000 real, $10,000 personal property. (family # 1197)

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - (Nathan) Mayo Worsley, age 52 Head of household, $25,000 real, $55,000 personal prop. Mary L. Worsley, age 38 wife., daughter Nancey L. Worsley, age 21, daughter Virginia Worsley, age 17, daughter Laura M. Worsley, age 14, daughter Aneliza Worsley, age 12, son Thadeus Worsley, age 10, son Franklin Worsley, age 9, son Nathan Worsley, age 7, daughter Mary Worsley, age 5, daughter Francis Worsley, age 3, daughter Ida Worsley, age 7 months. (family # 1222)

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - Aneliza Worsley [Redding Worsley's wife], age 35 labeled "insane" lives in household of wealthy ($30,000) farmer, Gray Armstrong [her father].

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - Edwin G. Worsley, age 27 Head of household (Mayo's son), Martha P. Worsley, age 28 wife

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - Evelina Worsley, age 36 Nathan G. Worsley's wife, Lucey S. Worsley, age 8 daughter, Pitt Worsley, age 10 son, Charles D. Worsley, age 12 son, Georganna Worsley, age 13 daughter,

1860 - Census - Barbour County, Alabama - Sampson Worsley, age 77, a farmer, head of household with daughter Albina, age 50.

1860 - Census - Henry County, GA (Bear Creek Post Office) - Pitman Wesley [Worsley?], age 70, farmer worth $1200 in real and $500 in personal property, born in SC, Polly Wesley, age 59, born in NC, Mary Wesley, age 24, born in NC, John W. Price, age 17, a student, born in GA (house 530, family 530, taken July 4, 1860)

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - Martha A. Worsley, age 16 in household of William Sr., possibly Redden's dau

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - Mary E. Worsley, age 25 daughter of William Sr.

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - Redden Worsley, age 44 son of William Sr.

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - Will Worsley, age 35 son of William Sr.

1860 - Census - Edgecombe - William Worsley, age 71 $10,000 in real, $10,000 in personal prop. Elizabeth Worsley, age 68 wife

1860 - Deed - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley - 900 acres from Joseph J. Porter who had bought it from Thomas Hopkins who inherited it from father Daniel Hopkins.

1860 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Amanda A. Worsley - daughter of Littleberry, to Joseph C. Harrell on Feb. 1. William Harrell, J. P.

1861 - Civil War - H. G. (Henry Guilford) Worsley - in July joined the Confederate Army at Old Sparta in Edgecombe County. Joe Worsley provided these copies of newspaper clippings from Rocky Mount, NC newspaper, The Evening Telegram, that relate some interesting details of H. G. Worsley's accounts of his Civil War experiences.

1861 - Marriage - Edgecombe - John M. Bunting md. Jane Bryant on Jan. 10, 1861. (They had two children, daughter Mary Octavy Bunting, b. Jan. 11, 1862 d. July 9, 1863 and son James J. R. Bunting, b. April 1, 1863) [John M. Bunting died in an accident sometime around the end of the Civil War. His widow Jane Bryant Bunting md. Arnold Worsley in 1873.]

1861 - Civil War - John B. Worsley, born in 1840 and resident of Pitt County, a private, enlisted 7/21/61 in Wayne County in The 1st NC Cavalry (Company H), was later (3/22/65) transferred to Company A of the Third NC Cavalry.

1861 - Civil War - James A. Worsley (Mayo's son), of the 10th regiment from Martin County, was promoted to Captain on Oct 12, 1861. From N. C. Confederate Militia Officers Roster abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.

1862 - Will - Edgecombe - Delilah Spicer's will, written Jan. 4, 1862, probated May Ct. 1862, mentions grandson H. G. Worsley - blanket, Negroes Virginia, Beauty, and Albert. Edgecombe County Will Abstracts.

1862 - Civil War - Edwin G. Worsley (Mayo's son), 2nd lieutenant in the 30th Regiment from Edgecombe County Dist. No. 14, was reported dead by the Colonel on Jan 22, 1862. From N. C. Confederate Militia Officers Roster abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.

1862 - Edgecombe - Will of S. L. Spicer, written Jan. 22, 1862 (no probate date), "I bequeath my Negroes and lands to my mother and sister for their lifetime, at their death to be divided equally between C. W. Spicer's heirs, Warren E. Spicer and Henry G. Worsley. Edgecombe County Will Abstracts.

1862 - Civil War - Edgecombe - William H. H. Worsley - enlisted July 1, 1862 in Company E of the 33rd Regiment of the NC Infantry.

1863 - Death - Sampson Worsley. Headstone in Barbour Co.,Al. reads:
Sampson Worsley
b:Mar. 21, 1789
d:Nov. 3, 1863

1863 - Civil War - William H. H. Worsley was captured at Falling Waters, Md. July 14, 1863 (This was with Lee's army on his retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg.); He was first confined at Point Lookout, Md. and then transferred to Elmira prison, arriving Aug. 18, 1864. He died on Nov. 6, 1864 at Elmira Prison of "chronic diarrhoea."

1863 - Map - Edgecombe - G. Worsley - The name appears on this map located several miles east of Leggett near creek bridge.

1863 - Map - Edgecombe - M. Worsley - probably Mayo Worsley. The name appears on this map.

1863 - Marriage - Pitt - On Dec. 19 Josiah Worsley and Elizabeth Corbitt

1864 - Civil War - Henry Guilford. Worsley, a private in Company C of the 16th NC Cavalry was transferred from Company I of the 7th NC Cavalry (7/11/64). Paroled at Goldsboro (5/16/65) "Came in for Parole."

1864 - Court - February session of the Edge. Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Elizabeth Worsley vs. Redden Worsley, William Worsley, Mary E. Worsley, Etholina Worsley, Jesse Bulluck and wife Lizina, Jasper Williams and wife Sarah (non residents), Guilford Worsley, H. Lafayette Spicer, Solomon S. Spicer, Christopher E. Medlin, Columbus Taylor, George Ann Worsley, Charles Worsley, Lucy Worsley, Levi P. Worsley, William J. Worsley (non resident), Laura Worsley (non resident), Mariah Worsley, Mary Worsley (non resident). Petition for Dower.

1864 - Deed - Edgecombe - Elizabeth Worsley - from William Worsley estate - dower

1864 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley estate - to Elizabeth Worsley - Dower

1864 - Marriage - Edgecombe - John Worsley - witness marriage of Marina Worsley to Edwin Lee.

1864 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Martha A. Worsley - to Carter Pope on Jan. 14.

1865 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Jennie E. Worsley - to John A. Davis on Oct. 3. Thomas R. Owens, M. G.

1865 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Laura M. Worsley - daughter of Mayo and Mary, to William T. Cobb on Dec. 13. Thomas R. Owens, M. G..

1865 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Marina Worsley - to Edwin Lee on Dec. 28. wit. by John Worsley (bondsman). J. H. Daniel, M. G..

1866 - Will - Davidson - William Woosley -

1866 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Milly Worsley to Anthony Staton on Jan. 20. J. H. Daniel, M. G.

1866 - Marriage - Edgecombe - William Worsley to Litha Taylor on Oct. 11. Hilliard S. Taylor, M. G.

1867 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Harry Worsley to Julia Freeman on Feb 16. William Harrell, J. P.

1867 - Deed - Edgecombe - E. G. Worsley estate - to Martha Worsley - Dower

1867 - Deed - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley - to Joseph J. Porter, mortgage.

1867 - Deed - Edgecombe - Martha Worsley - from E. G. Worsley estate - Dower

1867 - Will of Gray Armstrong, "I have this day entered into a contract with Carter Pope to provide for my daughter Ann Eliza Worsley during her lifetime, and I am to pay $175 per annum and he is to receive her share of my estate upon my death." [Ann Eliza Armstrong had married Redding Worsley and was "labeled insane"] Edgecombe County Will Abstracts 1858-1910.

1868 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Leona Worsley - to George Walker on Dec. 24.

1868 - Marriage - Edgecombe - William Worsley - to Mary M. Long on Nov. 1.

1869 - Deed - Edgecombe - Little B. Worsley - from Jesse Stancill, mortgage.

1870 - Census - Edgecombe - Arnold Worsley, age 22 Littleberry's son, a head of household farmer, sister Margarette Worsley, age 33 Keeps house.

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Ashley Worsley, age 37 head of household, farmer

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Cornelia Worsley, age 22 Mayo's daughter, identified as Aneliza in previous census.

1870 - Census - Edgecombe - Elisha Worsley, age 17 Farm Laborer (Littleberry's son)

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Frank L. Worsley, age 19 son of Mayo

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Idonia Worsley, age 11 daughter of Mayo

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - John O. Worsley, age 7 son of Mayo

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Julia Francis Worsley, age 14 daughter of Mayo

1870 - Census - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley, age 57 Head of household. Farmer, wife Harriett Worsley, age 52, daughter Anpine Worsley, age 23, son James Worsley, age 20, son Newsome Worsley, age 19, daughter Amy Worsley, age 16, [grandson?] Howell A. Worsley, age 4 , [granddaughter?] Anine[?] Worsley, age 2

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Mary L. Worsley, age 15 daughter of Mayo

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Mary Worsley, age 35 wife of Ashley, keeps house

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Mary Worsley, age 49 head of household, Mayo's Widow, keeps house

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Nancy Worsley, age 31 Mayo's daughter by first wife Nancy Wiggins Worsley

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Nathanell Worsley, age 17 son of Mayo and Mary L., he md. Sarah Long and reared a family in Oak City.

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Redding Worsley, age 54 cotton gin wright, living alone, son of William Sr.

1870 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Thaddeus Worsley, age 20 Farmer, son of Mayo

1870 - Deed - Edgecombe - Henry G. Worsley - from Henry G. Worsley's trust

1870 - Will - Edgecombe - James A. Worsley, written Feb. 5, 1869, probated July Ct. 1870. All to wife Mary A. Worsley. Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. Edgecombe County Will Abstracts.

1871 - Deed - Edgecombe - Edwin G. Worsley - from Mayo Worsley

1871 - Church - Mississippi - SESSIONAL RECORD OF NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 1870-1876

Aug 6, 1871
The session met at the church at ….When the following persons presented themselves and were admitted to the full membership of the church: Mrs. Mary A. Worsley and Mrs. Zenia M. Kerr on their profession of faith in Christ ….

Aug 9, 1871
Preaching today at 11:00 A.M. and the doors of the church were opened and the following persons admitted to membership: ……….Preaching at night when the following persons were admitted to the membership of the church on a profession of their faith in the redemption of Christ: Mr. Ethel Worsley aged about 75 years. He also received the ordinance of Baptism, and Mrs. …… [other names omitted]

"It is easy for me to speculate but I cannot prove this – Etheldred Worsley and Brittania Spellings Worsley separated by 1850. Etheldred married (common Law?) to Mary Anna (?) Brittania Spellings Worsley was connected to VESS or (Voss) and is shown on the 1850 census as Anna Vess with an eleven year old child, Martha in tow. Some of the Voss’s moved to Texas. Martha Worsley married J. G. or J. D. Brown in 1857 and then married Richard Anderson Henson in 1860. Martha Worsley Henson applied for Civil War Pension after 1900." [from Wanda Henson Carlton]

1873 - Deed - Pitt - Litha (Talitha) Hopkins (who md. Wm.Thomas Ellinor) sold 52 acres on Conetoe Creek in Pitt Co. to Littleberry Worsley DB M-E pp45-49 Jan 1873. This land had been deeded to Litha by her father, Arnold Hopkins. She had received it after her father's death when his land was divided up on June 21, 1823. [source http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/pitt/Deeds/dbccp243.htm]

1873 - Marriage - Lower Conetoe - Arnold Worsley - to Jane Bryant Bunting on Jan. 18.

1873 - Marriage - Newsom Worsley, born 1850, married Nancy Bryant, born 1850, on January 23. (from Pitt County Lineages)

1873 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Janet Magnora Worsley - "Maggie" Nov. 7, daughter of Arnold and Jane

1873 - Deed - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley - and Harriet, to Josiah Council

1874 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Zeebro(?) Gibins Worsley - Aug. 10, son of Arnold and Jane

1874 - Deed - Ballahac - Arnold Worsley and William Bryant bought 57 acres on Ballahac Canal. Arnold later bought Bryant's half.

1874 - Deed - Edgecombe - Arnold Worsley - from Little Worsley

1874 - Deed - Edgecombe - Edwin G. Worsley - William Kenneth Parker bought nearly 400 acres on fishing creek from Edwin's heirs.(Edwin was son of Mayo Worsley and Nancy Wiggins Worsley).

1874 - Deed - Edgecombe - Little Worsley - to Arnold Worsley

1874 - Deed - Edgecombe - Little Worsley - to George Walker and wife

1874 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley - to Sander L. Spicer

1874 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Mary Louise Worsley - ("Mollie", 1855-1914, daughter of Mayo and Mary Staton Worsley.) to Peter Richard Rives(1847- 1932). Mayo Worsley was a prominent landowner in Martin Co.

1875 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Mandy Effie Jane Worsley - Sept 8, daughter of Arnold and Jane

1875 - Marriage - Martin County - F. L. Worsley to M. J. Purvis on Nov. 16. Martin County Marriage Records

1875 - Death - Lower Conetoe - Zeebro(?) Gibins Worsley - July 2, son of Arnold and Jane

1876 - Marriage - Martin County- Nathanell Worsley to Sarah E. Long on Jan. 26. Martin County Marriage Records

1876 - Deed - Edgecombe - Frank Worsley - from D. H. Barlow

1876 - Deed - Edgecombe - L. B. Worsley - and Harriet, to B. J. Keech, mortgage

1877 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Laura Worsley - Feb. 2, daughter of Arnold and Jane

1877 - #246 Little Creek Grange - T. A. Worsley was Secretary, W. T. Cobb was Master. The P. O. address was Tarboro. (One of nine granges listed in Edgecombe County for that year.

1878 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Mary Caroline Worsley - April 28, daughter of Arnold and Jane

1878 - Death - Lower Conetoe - Mary Caroline Worsley - August, daughter of Arnold and Jane

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - Charity Worsley - to W. S. Clark

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - Elisha Worsley - to W. S. Clark

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - L. B. Worsley - to N. M. Worsley [Nathan Mayo?]

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - Mary E. Worsley - from William Worsley and wife Jane Armstrong

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - Mary L. Worsley - from three other Worsleys

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - Nathan M. Worsley - with others on deed to Mary L. Worsley

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - Reddin Worsley - from William Worsley and wife Jane Armstrong

1878 - Marriage - Pitt - Mittie [or Middie] Ann Thomas, daughter of Jesse Thomas, md. Elisha Worsley on May 8.

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - Sarah E. Worsley - with others on deed to Mary L. Worsley

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - Thaddeus A. Worsley - with others on deed to Mary L. Worsley

1878 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley - to Mary E. Worsley and Reddin Worsley

1879 - Deed - Edgecombe - L. B. Worsley - to Jamison Worsley

1879 - Death - Daingerfield, TX - Judith Worsley Connor, Littleberry's sister, on March 15.

1879 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Levi P. Worsley, age 28 to Anna Bulluck age 20 in #12 Township

1880 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Ruthie Worsley - Oct. 13, daughter of Arnold and Jane

1880 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - William Rufus Worsley - Oct. 13, son of Arnold and Jane

1880 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Arnold Worsley, age 33 [b. 4/2/1848] Head of household, farmer, Jane Bryant Bunting Worsley, age 38 [b. 4/30/1841], wife of Arnold, daughter Maggie, age 7 [Janet Magnora Worsley, b. 11/7/1873], daughter Effie, age 5 [Mandy Effie Jane Worsley, b. 9/8/1875], daughter Laura, age 3 [b. 2/2/1877] (page 41)

1880 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Elisha Worsley, age 26 [b. 3/20/1854] Head of household, farmer, wife Millie [or Mittie or Middie] A. Worsley, age 21 [b. 5/7/1859], son J. S. Worsley, age 1 (page 37)

1880 - Census - Rocky Mt. - Ethaline Worsley, age 58 Head of household, single, keeps house, sister May E. Worsley, age 55

1880 - Census - Rocky Mt. - Henry G. Worsley, age 47 Head of household, farmer, wife Mary E., age 37, daughter Anbella, age 19, son William H., age 17, son John L., age 14, son Thomas L., age 12, son Benjamin F., age 10, daughter Mary Lucinda, age 8, daughter Emma E., age 6, daughter Maggie, age 3, son Mark Guilford, age 3 months., daughter Mary Elizabeth, age 3 months

1880 - Census - Lower Conetoe - James Worsley, age 29 single, living alone, son of L. B. (page 40)

1880 - Census - Tarboro - John O. Worsley, age 15 student, boarding with Robt. Whitehurst.

1880 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Littleberry Worsley, age 66 head of household, farmer, wife Harriet, age 62, daughter Margaret, age 40, daughter Piney, age 34, son Mayo, age 23 (page 37)

1880 - Census - Rocky Mt. - Mack Litta Worsley, age 13 daughter of ?

1880 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Mary A. Worsley, age 42 widowed farmer living alone (page 10)

1880 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Mary L. Worsley, age 58 widow, Mayo's second wife, stepdaughter Mary L. Worsley, age 40, son J. A. Worsley, age 30, daughter-in-law C. F. Worsley, age 26, daughter Ida V. Worsley, age 20, son J. O. Worsley, age 17

1880 - Census - Tarboro - Miss L. C. Worsley - Lucy(?) age 25 single, seamstress for a horse trader named W. H. Weathersbee

1880 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Newsome Worsley, age 28 Head of household, farmer, wife Nancy Bryant Worsley, age 28, son Augusta, age 5, daughter Anna, age 3, daughter Lula, age 1 (page 40)

1880 - Census - Rocky Mt. - Pitt Worsley, age 31 Head of household, farmer, wife Annie, age 27

1880 - Census - Lower Conetoe - W. M. Worsley, age 26 Head of household. Farmer, wife S. E., age 28, daughter C. E., age 3, daughter S. L., age 1

1880 - Census - Rocky Mt. - William Worsley, age 40 Head of household, farmer, wife Mary M., age 40, son Joseph, age 10, son William, age 8, daughter Elizabeth, age 6, son Nathan, age 4, son Richard, age 8 months,

1880 - Deed - Edgecombe - L. B. Worsley - to John Robinson

1880 - Deed - Edgecombe - L. B. Worsley - to Mayo Worsley

1880 - Deed - Edgecombe - Mayo Worsley - to B. J. Keech, mortgage.

Ollie Carmer Worsley, born February 5, 1882 in the Rocky Mount, NC area

1882 - the will of Littleberry Worsley written on March 10. witnessed by Ed Pennington and John P. Mallett.

1882 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Mattie Dorla Worsley - Mar. 18, daughter of Arnold and Jane

1882 - Deed - Edgecombe - Charity Worsley - to B. J. Keech

1882 - Deed - Edgecombe - Cora F. Worsley - to B. J. Keech

1882 - Deed - Edgecombe - L. B. Worsley - from Elisha Worsley, mortgage

1882 - Deed - Edgecombe - Thaddeus A. Worsley - to B. J. Keech

1883 - Deed - Edgecombe - Jamison Worsley - to B. J. Keech, mortgage

1883 - Deed - Edgecombe - L. B. Worsley - to Elisha Worsley

1883 - Deed - Edgecombe - Little B. Worsley - from Daniel P. Hopkins

1883 - Deed - Edgecombe - Nathan M. Worsley - to Bryan J. Keech

1884 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Nathan Arnold Worsley - May 11, son of Arnold and Jane

1884 - Edgecombe - William Worsley's will, written Nov. 5, 1883, probated July ct. 1884, lists wife Mary Worsley, Joseph Worsley, William Worsley, Milly E. Worsley, Nathan Worsley, Richard L. Worsley, and Olin ("Ollie") Carmer. Worsley (Book G, page 678) Edgecombe County Will Abstracts.

1884 - Edgecombe - Will of Reddin Worsley, written Sept. 1 1884, probated April Ct. 1888, mentions sister Mary E. Worsley - $200. Sister Earthaline Worsley - $200. Niece Lavor McL. Proctor - $200. Residue of estate to Martha H. Pope, and she may receive the annual interest yearly. Exs. S. L. Spicer, Henry G. Worsley. Wits. M. W. Proctor, W. E. Bradley. Edgecombe County Will Abstracts.

1885 - Death - Lower Conetoe - Harriett Crisp Worsley - wife of Littleberry, Jan. 5, 1885

1886 - Deed - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley - to Ed Pennington, mortgage

1886 - Will - Edgecombe - Mary E. Worsley's will, written May 29, 1886 and probated Dec. Ct. 1895, leaves to Laura M. Proctor (wife of John Proctor) all my estate. Edgecombe County Will Abstracts.

1887 - Deed - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley - to W. D. Keech, mortgage

1888 - Deed - Edgecombe - Littleberry Worsley - to J. A. Whitehurst

1888 - Death - Lower Conetoe - Littleberry Worsley - Tarboro newspaper notice reads, "Sunday, in this county of gravel, in his 77th year." Tombstone reads, "Nov. 8, 1888".

1888 - November 22, 1888 the will of Littleberry Worsley was probated in Halifax County Superior Court., mentions wife (Harriet), daughter Piney Worsley, Joseph Harrell's children, and Noah Meeks. (One recorded copy in Halifax Will Book 6, page 515, another recorded copy in Edgecombe County Book H. page 132, original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh.)

1888 - Estate - CR.047.508.31 - Littleberry Worsley's inventory and account of sales on Dec. 19 by B. J. Keech, Executor.

1888 - Marriage - Edgecombe - John Oscar Worsley, age 25 to Fannie Deedly age 21 in Tarboro

1888 - Will - Edgecombe - Reddin Worsley - Recorded copy is in Will Book H, page 125. Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1889 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Henry Guilford Worsley - to Elizabeth Proctor

1889 - Marriage - Edgecombe - W. H. (William Henry) Worsley, age 25 to Lula Brake age 17 in #12 Township

1889 - Politics - Edgecombe - W. H. (William Henry) Worsley was secretary of the Juneville Alliance, one of 15 groups of farmers trying to organize a third political party. (from Turner and Bridgers History of Edgecombe County, p292)

1892 - Politics - Edgecombe - W. H. (William Henry) Worsley was a candidate for House of Representatives, and served on the executive committee at a third party convention on June 11. (from Turner and Bridgers History of Edgecombe County, p. 295, 296)

1893 - Marriage - Edgecombe - John L. Worsley, age 27 to Piety Barnes age 20

1893 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Mary Lucinda Worsley - daughter of Henry G., to Spencer Robbins.

1894 - Will - Edgecombe - Ethalia Worsley, written Jan. 25, 1889, probated July Ct. 1894, Nephew F. P. Bulluck - $100. Nephew T. R. Bulluck - $100. Sister Lizzina Bulluck - $100. Sister Mary E. Worsley - $100 and my house of a home as long as she lives. Remaining property to be divided among my nephews, nieces, and sisters. (Will Book H page 228) Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. Edgecombe County Will Abstracts.

1895 - Marriage - Pitt - Anna Worsley, daughter of Newsom Worsley md. Henry James Jan. 22.

1895 - Death - Lower Conetoe - Jane B. B. Worsley - first wife of Arnold on Feb. 5. Obituary from Greenville newspaper follows...
Mrs. Jane Worsley Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 20, 1895
Bethel Items.....Mrs. Jane WORSLEY, mother of our townsman, Mrs. J. B. BUNTING, died at her home near Conetoe last week. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. COTTEN, of Conetoe.

1895 - Deed - Pitt Co., NC Deed Book "V-5" page 535 Dated 8/12/1895. Nora Peoples to Pennie Meeks $1.00 and affection, lease of house and surrounding one acre (framed wooden house) adj: Mack Lewis, Buck Lewis, Ed Lewis and Joe Clark. Land given to me by my father Little Berry Worsley by his last will and testament. Also grant my mother Pennie Meeks a right to get wood and lightwood off all my other land. Signed Nora [Meeks] Peoples (signed only by her and not her husband) [LB's will refers to a Noah Meeks]

1895 - Will - Edgecombe - Mary E. Worsley - Recorded copy in Will Book H, page 337. Original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1896 - Marriage - Edgecombe (Lower Conetoe township) - Arnold Worsley md. Sallie Elizabeth Wiggins, daughter of J. A. Wiggins on Mar. 4.

1896 - Marriage - Edgecombe - B. F. Worsley, age 25 to Susan C. Turner age 24 near Rocky Mt.

1896 - Marriage - Edgecombe - W. H. Worsley, age 22 to Dora Calhoun age 21 in #12 Township

1897 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Bonnie Estelle Worsley - Jan. 22, daughter of Arnold and Sallie

1897 - Birth - Rocky Mount - James Randolph Worsley - son of William Henry and Lula Brake Worsley. Pitman was his ancestor.

1898 - Marriage - Pitt - Lula Worsley, daughter of Newsom Worsley md. J. S. Rollins on Jan. 19.

1899 - Marriage - Pitt - Mary Worsley, daughter of Elisha Worsley md. W. L. Brewer on May 5.

1899 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Joseph Worsley, age 28 to Margaret Calhoun age 20 in #12 Township

1900 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Arnold Worsley, age 52 Head of household, [b. 4/2/1848] illiterate, owns home clear, Sallie W. Worsley, age 34 [b. 5/7/1866] second wife of Arnold, illiterate, son Nathan Arnold Worsley, age 16 [b. 5/11/1884], daughter Bonnie Estelle Worsley, age 3 [b. 1/22/1897], son Charlie Littleberry Worsley, age 8 months [b. 9/26/1899] (page 21)

1900 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Effie Worsley Spain, age 24 wife of head of household Joseph J. Spain, md. 4 yrs 0 children, Arnold and Jane's daughter, Ruthie Caroline Worsley, age 19 [b. 10/13/1880] single, Arnold and Jane's daughter, Mattie Dorla Worsley, age 18 [b. 3/18/1882] single, Arnold and Jane's daughter

1900 - Census - Lower Conetoe - James Worsley, age 52 single, illiterate, son of Littleberry

1900 - Census - Rocky Mt. - John L. W. Worsley, age 34 Head of household, md. 7 yrs, wife Piety, age 28, son Gaston E., age 4, son Paul R., age 1

1900 - Census - Rocky Mt. - Joseph Worsley, age 29 head of household, wife Maggie, age 19

1900 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Mayo Worsley, age 44 Head of household, illiterate, single, sister Anpine [Piney] Worsley, age 54 single (page 25)

1900 - Census - Martin County - Nathan Mayo Worsley, age 47 Head of household, married 24 yrs., [son of Mayo and Mary Louise Staton Worsley], wife Sarah E., age 50, daughter Corah Elizabeth, age 23, school teacher, daughter Sallie Lavenia, age 22, daughter Laura Malissa, age 17, daughter Effie Bryan, age 15, son Benjamin Mayo, age 12, daughter Mary Rebecca, age 9, son Nathan Wilbur, age 7

1900 - Census - Rocky Mt. - Willie Worsley, age 27 head of household, wife Catharine D., age 25, daughter Nittie May, age 1

1903 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Mattie Dorla Worsley [Arnold's daughter] to W. L. Staton.

1904 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Amy Worsley - daughter of Arnold and Sallie

1906 - Birth - Lower Conetoe - Rosa Gold Worsley - daughter of Arnold and Sallie

1907 - Deed - Ballahac - Arnold Worsley - bought 12-1/2 acres joining the 57 acres on Ballahac Canal

1908 - The will of G. P. Grimes of Pitt Co. mentions "all my interest in the farm deeded to me by B. J. Keech and known as the E. Worsley Farm adj. Hannah Jenkins and Keech near Conetoe." Edgecombe County Will Abstracts 1858-1910.

1910 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Arnold Worsley, age 61 Head of household, wife Sallie, age 41, son Nathan, age 24, daughter Bonnie, age 12, son Charlie L., age 10, daughter Ammie, age 6, daughter Rosia [Rosa], age 4

1910 - Census - Lower Conetoe - Mayo Worsley, age 54 single, head of household, sister Piney Worsley, age 64.

1911 - Death - Edgecombe - Henry Guilford Worsley - son of John and Emeliza Spicer Worsley

1912 - Marriage - Edgecombe - R. E. Worsley, age 33 to Liddia Harrell age 19 in #4 Township

1913 - Marriage - Edgecombe - William R. Worsley, age 32 to Lena Bruce Simmons age 32

1914 - Death - Washington, DC - [Sept. 17, 1914 Newspaper article from the Washington Progress of Washington NC]

Death of First Enlisted Tarheel

Capt. John B. Worsley, formerly of Pitt Co., but late of Asheville, was found dead in his room in Washington, DC on the night of Sept 1, 1914. Capt. Worsley was a gallant Confederate soldier. He was the first man from NC to enlist in the War Between the States and fought through that memorable war without being furloughed a single day. When Fort Sumter was being bombarded, Capt. Worsley, then a mere boy, asked permission to join the Confederate troops. He took part in that battle and after it was over was given his preference of remaining with the SC troops or returning to his native state. He chose the latter of course and served with gallant distinction. He was buried in River View Cemetery, Asheville, NC at 4:00 PM on the 3rd of Sept.

1915 - Death - Lower Conetoe - Piney Worsley - daughter of Littleberry in 1915

1915 - Birth - Martha Melvina Worsley, daughter of Ollie Carmer Worsley and Cordella Bost Worsley, in Charlotte, NC

1916 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Robert Worsley, age 22 to Varnie Eubanks age 18 in #1 Township

1919 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Gaston E. Worsley, age 24 to Nettie May Worsley age 20 in #12 Township

1920 - Census - Edgecombe (Township 2) Jan. 20 - Nathan A. Worsley (Sr.), age 35, wife Effie E. Worsley, age 26, daughter Margarette L. Worsley, age 3-1/2, son Nathan (Jr.), age 1 year and 5 months, son William C. age 3 months. Nathan's profession was listed as "farmer" and "general farmer."  Rented his house. A lodger, William H. Alford, age 52 and single, also lived with them.

1920 - Census - Edgecombe (Township 2) Jan. 20 - Mayo Worsley, age 64 and single, owned house free and clear, a farmer.

1920 - Census - Conetoe Town (Township 2, Edgecombe County), Jan. 24 - Arnold L. B. Worsley, age 71 living on Louise Street in Conetoe, with second wife Sallie E. Worsley, age 53, 22 yr. old daughter Bonnie E. Worsley, 21 yr. old son [Charlie] Littleberry Worsley, 16 yr. old daughter Amy L. Worsley, and 13 yr. old daughter Rosa Gold Worsley. Arnold's profession was listed as "farmer" and "general farmer." Littleberry's profession was "laborer" and "general farmer."

1920 - Marriage - Edgecombe - On June 2 Nathan Wilbur Worsley, born April 8, 1892 (son of Nathan Mayo Worsley, Jr.) md. Marjorie L. Barrett, born Oct. 22, 1898.

1920 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Paul Worsley, age 21 to Callie L. Ruffin age 20 in #13 Township

1921 - Death - Arnold Worsley on May 5, 1921. (born April 2, 1848)

1921 - Will - Ballahac - Nathan Arnold Worsley, Sr. - inherited from father Arnold land on Ballahac Canal

1922 - Marriage - Edgecombe - [Charlie] Littlebery Worsley, age 24 to Alma Edmondson

1922 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Floyd Davis Turnage (b. Edgecombe Co. on Aug. 11, 1895) md. on June 20, 1922 Lula Marie Worsley (b. Rocky Mount on Aug. 18, 1900-d. March 6, 1985). The Tyson and May Genealogy of Pitt County

1922 - Marriage - Edgecombe - Walter C. Worsley, age 30 to Annie Pearl Southerland in #1 township

1926 - Deed - Conetoe - Nathan Arnold Worsley, Sr. - bought 406 acres 2 miles from Ballahac Land being part of the 900 acre tract owned by his grandfather, Littleberry Worsley

1930 - Census - Nathan A. Worsley, head of household, homeowner, age 45, wife Effie, age 36, daughter Margarette, age 13, son Nathan, Jr., age 11, son William, age 10, son Baxter [Braxton], age 9, daughter Mildred, age 7, son Earl, age 5, son Jimmie, age 2, son Jonnie, age 1. Value of home was $2800. All were born in NC and all their parents were born in NC. Household #4, Family #4, taken April 2, 1930

1933 - Death - Lower Conetoe - Mayo Worsley - son of Littleberry in 1933

1935 - Pitt County - Bethel Cemetery - William Z. Worsley, born 1888, died 1935. Bethel Cemetery Survey, Pitt Co. Obituary in Greenville newspaper follows...
William Z. Worsley Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., Nov. 25, 1935
Funeral services for William Zeno WORSLEY, 45, who died at his home in Bethel Saturday night, were conducted Sunday afternoon by the Rev. A. H. BUTLER, assisted by Rev. Leslie NEWMAN, pastor of the Bethel Baptist church. Burial was in the family graveyard near Bethel. Mr. WORSLEY had been engaged in the blacksmith work in Bethel for the past 25 years. He was an active member of the Pentecostal Holiness church. He is survived by his wife and following children: Mrs. Lang TERRY of Aulander, Mrs. Robert ROBERSON of Robersonville, Julius WORSLEY of Greenville, W. G., Bonnie Ray, Earl, Hilda, Daisy and Betty Jean WORSLEY, all of Bethel.

1936 - Marriage - Edgecombe - William C. Worsley, age 27 to Kate Barnes Bradley in #12 Township

1947 - Pitt County - Bethel Cemetery - Bonnie R. Worsley, born 1890, died 1947. Bethel Cemetery Survey, Pitt Co.

1959 - Death - Lower Conetoe - Nathan Arnold Worsley, Sr.

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