WORKMAN FAMILY HISTORY pages 58-87

THE DESCENDANTS OF JACOB WORKMAN6 (part 1 of several)

69. ABRAHAM WORKMAN, eldest son of Jacob Workman6 (Abraham1) and Elizabeth Wyckoff; born about 1779 in Maryland or New Jersey; died 1832 in Bath Co., Kentucky; married about 1804 in New Jersey to MRS. HANNAH BURGESS (born about 1781; died 1819 in Bourbon Co., Ky.) Abraham was always a poor man "but honest and kind. Though given somewhat to drink he did not carry it to excess as many did in that day." (See Writings of Jacob L. Workman284.) Abraham seems to have come to Kentucky about 1812 at the same time as his father did. He lived in Bourbon County for some time but soon after his second marriage he moved to Bath Co., Ky., where he lived near George Workman3. It was there that he died. Several children were born to, Abraham and Hannah, but only the names of two of them are known:

*116. JAMES WORKMAN born 17 Dec. 1806 in Allegany Co., Maryland; died about 1831 in Christian Co., Illinois.
*117. MICHAEL WORKMAN born about 1816; died about 1891 near Petra, Bracken Co., Kentucky.

Abraham Workman married (2) SARAH SULLIVAN by whom he had several children but only three of them are known:

118. HARVY WORKMAN born about 1818, probably in Bourbon Co., Ky.
119. HARRY WORKMAN born 1824. From the Bath Co., Probate Records, Book 1, p. 89: "The 12 of Nov. 1832 Harry Workman, orphan son of Abram Workman, deceased, aged 8 years, is apprenticed to John Highland until he arrives to the age of 21 to learn the trade, art, and mastery of farming."
120. PETER WORKMAN born 1825. From the foregoing record, p. 137: "The 11 Feb. 1833, Peter Workman, orphan son of Abram Workman, deceased, of the age of 8 years, was ordered to be bound and apprenticed to Joshua Talbot until 21 years of age to learn farming."

116. JAMES WORKMAN, son of Abraham Workman69 (Jacob6 Abraham') and Hannah Burgess; born 17 Dec. 1806 in Allegany Co., Md; died after 1872 in Christian Co., Illinois; married ELIZABETH BILYEU (born about 1808 in Overton Co., Tenn; died about 1834 in Overton Co., Tenn.). James came from Maryland to Kentucky about 1810 or 12 with his father. When a young man, James went from Bourbon Co., Ky., to Overton Co., Tenn., where he married Elizabeth Bilyeu and had one child. He then moved to Sangamon Co., Ill., arriving in the fall of 1830 in what is now Loami Twp. In 1831, he returned to Tennessee and here his wife died. The children of this union were:

*121. JAMES ABRAHAM WORKMAN born 16 Dec. 1827 in Overton Co., Tenn.
*122 REBECCA WORKMAN born 16 Aug. 1830 in Loami, Sangamon, Ill; died 7 March 1898.
*123. SAMUEL E. WORKMAN born 9 Feb. 1833 near Monroe, Overton Co., Tenn.

James married (2) LYDIA BILYEU (born about 1810 in Overton Co., Tenn; died about 1843 in Overton Co., Tenn; sister to the first wife, Elizabeth. Parentage of these girls not yet established). In 1841, the family moved southwest to Missouri but returned to Tennessee in 1843 where Lydia died without issue. James married (3) ELIZA RAYBURN (born about 1812 of Overton Co., Tenn.). After the marriage, James took his family back to Loami, Sangamon Co., Ill., the same place he had settled when he came the first time. After the Civil War, he returned to Tennessee but three years later he went back to Sangamon Co., Ill., and in 1872 was living in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill. The children of the 3rd marriage, born probably in or near Loami, Ill., were:

124. GEORGE W. WORKMAN
125. WILLIAM B. WORKMAN
126. BARNEY WORKMAN
127. DELLA A. M. WORKMAN
128. MARY WORKMAN twin to Della; died in infancy.
129. ELLEN WORKMAN, died aged 2 years.
130. Infant who died.

(Ref. Writings of Jacob L. Workman;284 and Early Settlers of Sangamon Co., by Power.)

117. MICHAEL WORKMAN, son of Abraham Workman69 (Jacob6 Abraham1) and Mrs. Hannah Burgess; born about 1816 near North Middletown, Bourbon, Ky; died about 1891 near Petra, Bracken, Ky; married MELVINA McDOWELL (born about 1818 near Pinhook, Robertson Co., Ky; died July 1915 near Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky; dau of John McDowell and Miss Adams). Michael was said to be a great preacher--preached loud and long but in later life he lost his mind and finally hung himself. He was a tenant farmer all his life. (Family information given by his son Michael). The children of Michael and Melvina were:

131. JOHN WILLS WORKMAN born about 1840 in Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky; died aged 16 in Robertson Co., Ky.
132. JANE WORKMAN born about 1845 in Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky; married JOHN OLIVER MILLER and had children: Collie Miller; Martha Miller.
133. MARY ELIZABETH WORKMAN born 1847 in Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky; married SAMUEL MERRILL (born in Bracken Co., Ky; died in Robertson Co., Ky; son of Joshua Merrill and Elvira Ham) and had children: Elvira Merrill; Michael Merrill; Alameda Merrill born in Bracken Co. Ky; Joseph Merrill born 30 Jan. 1872 and married 28 Feb. 1892 in Mason, Ky., to Iva Collins ( born 17 Dec. 1877 in Mason, Ky., dau of George Collins and Charlotte Rewell); Rose Merrill born in Robertson Co., Ky., and married Tony Linvill; Anna Merrill born in Robertson Co., Ky., and married Claud Poe; Georgeana Merrill (Doc) a girl, born in Robertson Co., Ky; William Merrill; Druzilla Merrill; Henry Merrill.
134. ROBERT LEWIS WORKMAN born about 1857 in Mt. Olivet, Ky; died young.
135. OTTIE WORKMAN born about 1857 in Mt. Olivet, Ky; died young.
136. NANCY BELLE WORKMAN born 11 Nov. 1859 in Mt. Olivet, Ky; died 3 Oct. 1915 near Higginsport, Clermont, Ohio; married MACK MILLIN KING (born 22 Dec. 1857 near Milford, Bracken, Ky; died 29 Aug. 1923
in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; son Of Abel King and Ruth Marshall) and had children: Thomas Franklin King born 3 June 1880, married 3 Oct. 1914 to Norma May Reid but separated, married (2) Lizzie May Fields (born 18 June 1890 in Robertson Co., Ky., dau. of Thomas F. Fields and Mary Jane Tolle); Daniel Webster King born 19 March 1882 near Milford, Bracken, Ky., married (1) Stella Rosetta Orela Demaris (born 1909, dau of James Demaris), (2) Lue Johnson (dau of Bill and Mary Johnson); Effie Leona King born 25 Sept. 1884 near Milford, Ky., and married John Bucker who was born in Germany; Paul King born 11 Oct. 1904 near Milford, Bracken, Ky., married Florence Gardner (dau of George Gardner); Elmer King born 11 Oct. 1904 near Milford and died 24 Jan. 1905 in Shiloh, Clermont, Ohio.
137. LETHA ANN WORKMAN born 2 Jan. 1861 in Mt. Olivet, Ky; married 18 Aug. 1870 at Falmouth, Pendleton, Ky., to THOMAS MURPHY (born 2 June 1855 in Ireland; died 15 Nov. 1918 in Pendleton Co., Ky; son of Mike Murphy and Mary Ruing) and had children born in Pendleton Co., Ky: Mary Murphy born 13 Jan. 1881, died 2 April 1903, married 17 Dec. 1897 to Toney Firclay; Eddie Murphy born 29 March 1885; John Murphy born 22 Nov. 1890, married 1914 to Mae Layor; Tiza Murphy born 30 Aug. 1883, married in 1904 to Johnnie Downs; Maggie Murphy born 6 Nov. 1887, married in 1907 to Andrew Downs.

    Letha Ann Workman married (2) 17 April 1919 in Brooksville, Ky., to ROBERT M'COLONHON.

138. MARTHA (PATSY) WORKMAN born 10 Oct. 1864 in Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky; married 17 Feb. 1880 in Berlin, Bracken, Ky., to JOHN TOLLE (born 9 Feb. 1854, in Fleming Co., Ky; died 6 June 1918 in Berlin, Bracken Co., Ky; son of Grant Tolle and Hamer Jackson) and had children: Albert Tolle born 3 Jan. 1881 in Berlin, Ky., unmarried in 1929; Vina Tolle born 23 March 1883 in Berlin, Ky., and died 25 Dec. 1886 in Milford, Ky; Hamer Tolle born 6 May 1885 in Milford, Ky., married 18 July 1913 to Mark Gea; Henry Tolle born 18 July 1888 in Milford, Ky., married 24 June 1920 to Dolly Dotson; Sam Tolle born 20, March 1890 in Petra, Bracken, Ky., married 5 March 1921 to Lucy Coach; John Tolle born 8 March 1893 in Milford, Ky., married 3 May 1923 to Lanetta Morre; Hulda Tolle born 23 Feb. 1895 in Plugtown, Mason, Ky., unmarried; Marie Tolle born 26 Aug. 1900 in Petra, Bracken, Ky., married 24 Dec. 1918 to John Pearking.
139. MALISSA ANN WORKMAN born 30 May 1866 in Mt. Olivet, Ky; married 8 Sept. 1885 in Bracken Co., Ky., to SAMUEL BRUIN (born 16 Aug. 1865 in Bracken Co., Ky; died 8 July 1920 in Pendleton Co., Ky; son of Milton Bruin and Sadie Workman--her parentage not show here) and had children born in Bracken Co., Ky: Sadie Bruin born 17 June 1886, married 28 Dec. 1906 to Nim Bauslie; Carl Bruin born 19 Dec. 1889, died 28 April 1912; Lucy Bruin born 4 Aug. 1901, married 12 July 1926 to Andy Myers.
*140. CARR WORKMAN born 31 Aug. 1870 in Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky.
*141. MICHAEL WORKMAN born 2 March 1872 in Mt. Olivet, Ky.
140. CARR WORKMAN, son of Michael Workman117 (Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Melvina McDowell; born 31 Aug. 1870 in Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky; married (1) ALICE RAMIE (born 1875 near Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky; died Aug. 1904 near Mt. Olivet; dau. of James Ramie and Mary Curtis) and had children born near Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky:
142. HOMER WORKMAN born 9 Nov. 1892; died 7 Oct. 1921; married in 1914 and had children born near Mt. Olivet: Lester Lee Workman born 18 Aug. 1915; Anna Marie Workman born 12 Oct. 1921.
143. EVA WORKMAN born 13 Sept. 1894; married THOMAS FIELDS (son of Mat Fields) and had children: Jewel Fields born June 1915 near Fairview, Flemming, Ky; Mary Fields born Aug. 1917 in Faiview, Ky; William Fields born 1923 near Sardis, Mason, Ky; Christene Fields born 1925 in Sardis, Ky; Calvin Carr Fields born 1927 near Sardis, Ky.
144. VINA WORKMAN born 8 Feb. 1896. Unmarried.
145. ROY WORKMAN born 8 Aug. 1900; married Dec. 1920 to RUTH STEWARD (born 23 Dec. 1901 near Mt. Olivet; dau of Edgar Steward and Rebecca Stitt) and had children born near Mt. Olivet: Lennore Workman born 21 Dec. 1922; Lewis Evelin Workman born 9 Oct. 1925; Donald Gene Workman born 15 July 1928.
146. LEONARD WORKMAN born 1903; died 1904.

Carr Workman married (2) ADDA SLOOP (born 2 Nov. 1869 near Mt. Olivet, Robertson, Ky; dau of Ankney Sloop and Susan Collins; married 9 Dec. 1906 near Mt. Olivet). They had no children but adopted Lloyd Blanton who was born 12 April 1916 at Deer Creek, Woodford, I11.

141. MICHAEL WORKMAN, son of Michael Workman117 (Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Melvina McDowell; born 2 March 1872 in Mt. Olivet, Ky; married 25 June 1893 near Milford, Bracken, Ky, to MARTHA MARKSBERRY (born 2 May 1877 near Milford, Bracken, Ky; dau of Bill Marksberry and Cynthia Bruin) and had children:

147. EDIE WORKMAN born 29 April 1895 in Petra, Bracken, Ky.
148. LENA WORKMAN born 22 Sept. 1901 near Mt. Olivet, Ky; married 16 Aug. 1919 to HOMER DOTSON (son of James A. Dotson and Ivela Stitts) and had children born in Robertson Co., Ky: Homer Kenneth Dotson born 29 June 1920; Clara Fenton Dotson born 19 Aug. 1921; Sylvia B. Dotson born 5 Nov. 1922; Shirley Austin Dotson born 29 Feb. 1924; Reuben Dotson born 10 Aug. 1925; Billie Gene Dotson (girl) born 14 May 1928.
149. HAZEL WORKMAN born 25 June 1905 in Piqua, Robertson, Ky; married 26 Sept. 1925 to GEORGE CRAIG (son of John Craig and Mary Cleaver).
150. ELMER WORKMAN born 22 Oct. 1906 in Piqua, Robertson, Ky; married 23 Feb. 1929 in Marysville, Mason, Ky., to PHOEBE DOYLE (born 20 Feb. 1913 in Sardis, Ky; dau of Ernie Doyle and Anna Belle Smith).
151. LEONARD WORKMAN born 23 Sept. 1908 in Piqua, Ky; married 9 Jan. 1929 to BERNICE HITT (dau of Henry 0. Hitt and Myrtie Sparks) and had a daughter Narissa Dant Workman born 18 Aug. 1929 in Robertson Co., Ky.

121. JAMES ABRAHAM WORKMAN, son of James Workman116(Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Elizabeth Bileyu; born 16 Dec. 1827 in Overton Co., Tenn; married 29 May 1847 to JEMIMA KITCHEN (born about 1825; died 5 Nov. 1859; dau of John and Sarah Kitchen) and had children in Overton Co., Tenn:

*152. JAMES MADISON WORKMAN born 6 Nov. 1848.
153. SARAH ELIZABETH WORKMAN born 1850; married CHARLES A. STANLEY (son of Joseph Stanley) and had children Eddy Melvin Stanley; Lonley Ellen Stanley; Minnie Eardine Stanley; Ollie Leona Stanley; Thomas Sanford Stanley; and Elza Earl Stanley.
*154. THOMAS CALVIN WORKMAN born 17 Jan. 1854.
155. JOHN S. WORKMAN born 1855; died in infancy.
156. JEMIMA ELLEN WORKMAN born 1856; married David Bilyeu of Minnesota.
157. RUBY ESTELLA WORKMAN born 1858; died in infancy.
James Abraham Workman married (2) 20 May 1860 to. ADALINE BUCK (born 10 July 1845; died 8 Nov. 1884; dau of William Buck) and had children:
158. JOSEPH ANDREW WORKMAN born 1861 in Loami, Sangamon, Ill; died in infancy.
159. WILLIAM DAVID WORKMAN born about 1863 in Loami, Sangamon, Ill; a bachelor who lived in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
160. NANCY ANGELINE WORKMAN born about 1865 in Sangamon Co., Ill; married WILLIAM MOSS (son of Henry Moss) and had children: Ada May Moss; Earl Clyde Moss; and Leslie Henry Moss.
161. REBECCA ALICE WORKMAN born about 1867 in Christian Co., Ill; married LEWIS MOSS.
162. MARY BELL WORKMAN born about 1869 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill; died aged 3 years.
163. EMMA EVADINE WORKMAN born about 1871 in Loami, Sangamon, Ill; married Mr. Creog.
164. GEORGE HENRY WORKMAN born about 1873 in Loami, Sangamon, Ill ; married (1) ANNIE ARMSTRONG: and (2) MISS BROWN.
165. IVEY MAY WORKMAN born about 1875 in Moweaque, Shelby, Ill ; married AUGUST SEIGBOTS.
166. STEPHEN ABRAHAM WORKMAN born about 1877 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill.
167. LONELY LUELLA WORKMAN born about 1879 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill; married RICHARD ARMSTRONG.
168. JESSIE PLEASANT WORKMAN born about 1881 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill.
169. GENEVIEVE ADELINE WORKMAN born about 1883 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill.

James Abraham Workman was Justice of the Peace and tax collector in Overton Co., Tenn. After his life was threatened by the Ku Klux Klan and many of his friends had been killed by them, he moved his family to Illinois.

152. JAMES MADISON WORKMAN, son of James Abraham121 (James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Jemima Kitchen; born 6 Nov. 1848 in Overton Co., Tenn; married 18 May 1874 in Missouri to Loney Campbell (born 7 April 1858 in Sangamon Co., Ill; dau of William Campbell) and had children:

170. ALFRED CARTER WORKMAN born 30 April 1875 in Prairietown, Christian, Ill ; married ZELMA WORLD and had a dau Carrie Beatrice Workman born 3 Oct. 1902 in LaPorte, Harris, Texas.
171. JAMES WILLIAM WORKMAN born 10 Aug. 1878 in Flat Branch Twp., Shelby, Ill; married 1 March 1910 to CARRIE REYNOLDS (born 4 Feb. 1880 in Windsor, Shelby, Ill). No children.
172. JEMIMA ADELINE WORKMAN born 9 Sept. 1880 in Flat Branch Twp., Shelby Ill; married 9 Dec. 1908 near Assumption, Shelby, Ill., to ALEC ARTHUR STORY (born 3 Oct. 1867 near Assumption, Ill;) and had children born near Assumption, Ill: Wilma Elizabeth Story born 10 Jan. 1911 and Cecil Dwight Story born 9 Aug. 1912.
173. JOHN CLARENCE WORKMAN born 6 Feb. 1884 in Flat Branch Twp; III; married 18 Dec. 1906 to ELIZABETH CRAIN (of Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill; dau of Charles Crain) and had children Helen Euorah Workman born 9 July 1909 in Ontario, Essex, Canada; and John Roger Workman born 24 Aug. 1918 in Flat Branch, Shelby, Ill.
174. OSCAR WORKMAN born 25 April 1886 in' Flat, Branch Twp., Ill; married 10 Dec. 1913 to GRACE HOPMAN (born 10 Dec. 1892; dau, of Lewis Hofman) and had 1 child Richard Workman born Oct. 1920.
175. INOS HENRY WORKMAN born 23 June 1888 in Flat Branch Twp., Shelby, Ill; married FLORENCE LICKMAN and had children: Murray Maxwell Workman born 9 May 1919, in Ontario, Essex, Canada; Beatrice Workman; Bernice Workman; James Workman; and William Workman.
176. ELIZABETH BEATRICE WORKMAN born 28 Oct. 1890 in Flat Branch Twp., Ill; married 4 June 1913 to HOMER HUNTER (of Findley, Shelby, Ill; son of Preston Hunter and Mattie Eversole and had children born near Findley, Shelby, Ill; Inos Workman Hunter born 6 April 1914; James Preston Hunter born 25 Jan. 1915; Roberta Helen Hunter born 17 July 1918; Robert Anderson Hunter born 17 July 1918; Jean Elizabeth Hunter born 20 Nov. 1920.
177. CECIL CAMPBELL WORKMAN born 11 May 1896 in Flat Branch Twp., Shelby, Ill; married 24 Nov. 1914 to ESTHER BASSLER (born 8 June 1896) and had a son Albert William Workman born 2 Feb. 1917 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill.

154. THOMAS CALVIN WORKMAN, son of James Abraham Workman121 (James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Jemima Kitchen; born 17 Jan. 1854 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 26 Dec. 1930 in El Campo, Texas; married (1) ETTA RIGSBY (who died 19 Feb. 1887 in Hastings, Nebraska) and had children:

*178. JAMES ABRAHAM WORKMAN born 1883 in Nebraska; died 20 Nov. 1948 near Campo, Wharton, Texas.
179. JESSE WORKMAN who died young.
180. EARNEST WORKMAN died an infant.
*181. JEMIMA ADELINE WORKMAN born 9 July 1884 in Illinois.

Thomas Calvin Workman was married (2) 7 Nov. 1887 to MARY ELIZABETH THOMAS (born 7 May 1859 in Illinois; died 20 Aug. 1926 in El Campo, Texas; dau of George Thomas and Caroline Roberts) and had children:

*182. WESLEY HARRISON WORKMAN born 18 Sept. 1888 in Nebraska; died 24 Oct. 1918 near El Campo, Texas.
*183. MARY ETTA WORKMAN born 9 March 1890 near Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.
*184. CHARLES CALVIN WORKMAN born 18 Dec. 1891 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; died 7 March 1947 near El Campo, Texas.

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Upper row, left to right - Thomas Calvin Workman, Mary Elizabeth Thomas Workman, Thomas Calvin Workman, Mary Elizabeth and family, children: James Abraham, Jemima, Wesley Harrison, Mary Etta, Charles Calvin, Lulu E. Workman. Bottom row, left to right - Thomas Calvin Workman, II, Susan Anthis Workman and children Thomas Calvin III, mary Lorraine Workman. Picture of home of Thomas Calvin and Mary Elizabeth Thomas Workman, at El Campo, Texas.


Wiley Roberts

*185. LULU ELLEN WORKMAN born 28 June 1893 in Guthrie, Logan, Okla.
*186. TINA ELIZABETH WORKMAN born 20 June 1895 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.
*187. THOMAS CALVIN WORKMAN II born 6 Jan. 1898 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.
*188. ROSA JANE WORKMAN born 21 June 1900 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.
*189. JACOB OLIVER WORKMAN born 29 Sept. 1903 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.

Thomas Calvin Workman, born in Tennessee, moved to Sangamon Co., Ill., as a boy and grew to manhood there. With his first wife, Etta Rigsby, he moved westward into Nebraska where she died.

Thomas Calvin Workman's second wife, Mary Elizabeth Thomas, was the niece of Martha Roberts (wife of John Butler Workman 286). Wiley Roberts, father of Caroline and Martha Ann Roberts, was a school teacher and served in the war of 1812 with the North Carolina Militia. He was married 23 Feb. 1812 to Nancy Marcum (whose father, Thomas Marcum served in the American Revolution with the North Carolina Militia). A tintype and a few coins that Wiley Roberts had in his pockets at the time of his death (an 1865-2c piece and two silver 3c pieces) were kept by his daughter Caroline Roberts Thomas. Upon her death at Exeter, Nebraska, in Jan. 1904, the tintype and coins were sent to her daughter Mary Elizabeth Thomas Workman and, have subsequently become the treasured possessions of Mary Etta Workman Fouts.

Thomas Calvin Workman and his wife Mary, with the three children James Abraham, Jemima, and Wesley Harrison, made the "First Run" for land April 22, 1889, when the central part of Oklahoma was thrown open to white settlers. They homesteaded 160 acres of land 5 miles east and 1/2 mile north of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Here the rest of their children were born.

In 1915, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calvin Workman sold their farm in Oklahoma and moved with their children Charles Calvin, Thomas Calvin, Rosa Jane and Jacob Oliver to a cotton plantation near El Campo, Texas. Thomas and Mary and three sons, James Abraham, Wesley Harrison and Charles Calvin, were buried at Lake View Cemetery near El Campo.

178. JAMES ABRAHAM WORKMAN, son of Thomas Calvin Workman154 (James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Etta Rigsby; born 1883 in Nebraska; died 20 Nov. 1948 near El Campo, Wharton, Texas; married 29 Jan. 1902 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, to SARAH I. HOLLOWAY (of Missouri) and had children:

190. ANNA WORKMAN born 1904 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; died 1925.
*191. THOMAS WILLIAM WORKMAN born 13 July 1906 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.
192. JESSE JAMES WORKMAN born 1 Dec. 1909 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.
193. WESLEY HARRISON WORKMAN
194. NINA WORKMAN born in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.

191. THOMAS WILLIAM WORKMAN, son of James Abraham Workman178 (Thomas Calvin154 James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Sarah I. Holloway; born 13 July 1906 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; married 18 April 1925 in Waco, Texas, to ROSA LEE NICHOLSON (born 16 Feb. 1907 in Houston, Texas; dau of John Wesley Nicholson and Lizzie Crawford and had children:

195. RUSSEL LEE WORKMAN born 8 April 1926 in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma; married OLLIE MAE FLEETWOOD (born 29 July 1930 in Bixby, Oklahoma; dau Of Rollie Fleetwood and Ruby Ester Cowan) an had children born in Berkeley, Alameda, California: Michael Lee Workman born 25 April 1951; Judy Lynn Workman born 27 Feb. 1956; Steven Dale Workman born 15 Dec. 1959.
196. DOROTHY EVELENA WORKMAN born 8 Nov. 1927 in Waco, Texas, and married JAMES ALLIE WAITE (born 1 Oct. 1926 in Richmond, California; son of Allie James Waite and Hazel Mary Nicholas) and had children born in Richmond, Contra Costa, California: James Allie Waite born 7 Sept. 1951; Marlene Waite born 22 Sept. 1954; Rebecca Ann Waite born 15 March 1957.
197. RUBY FAY WORKMAN born 21 March 1930 in Waco, Texas, and married DAN OREN COWAN (born 3 Aug. 1927; son of James Franklin Cowan and Maud May James) and had children born in Richmond, Contra Costa, California: Ronald Franklin Cowan and Donald Thomas Cowan, twins, born 1 May 1949; Donna Fay Cowan born 28 Dec. 1953.

181. JEMIMA ADELINE WORKMAN, dau of Thomas Calvin Workman154(James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Etta Rigsby; born 9 July 1884 in Illinois; married 1 April 1903 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, to CHARLES AUGUSTUS JONES (born 16 Jan. 1882 in Russellville, Pope, Arkansas; died 7 May 1954 in Byars, Oklahoma; son of George Washington Jones and Mary Elizabeth Keltner) and had children born in Caddo Co., Oklahoma:

198. EDD A. JONES born 22 Feb. 1907; married 19 May 1931 in Sherman, Texas, to LUVADA TRAMMELL, born 30 Nov. 1911 in Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma) and had a son Herman Lloyd Jones born 3 March 1932 in Byars, McClain Co., Oklahoma. Herman L. Jones married Betty Lykins.
199. JOHN BURNIS JONES born 14 Aug. 1908; married 9 May 1931 in Stratford, Oklahoma, to RUEL IVY ROBERTS (born 1 July 1915 in Silverton, Texas; dau of Marion Washington Roberts and Willie Roberts) and had children born in Byars, Oklahoma: Orval Wayne Jones born 29 Feb. 1932 and married 31 March 1955 to Theresa Kay Strickland; Donald Eugene Jones born 30 March 1934 and married 12 July 1959 to Joyce Bonner; Helen Louise Jones born 28 Oct. 1935 and married 3 June 1954 to Jimmie Ladon Ballard.
Jemima Adeline Workman married (2) CLAUD BOWEN and resides in Byars, Oklahoma.

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Upper picture - William D. Workman (son of James Abraham and adaline Buck Workman). Middle picture - Charles Augustus Jones, Jemima Workman Jones. Right - Thomas William Workman, Rosa Lee Nicholson Workman. Lower left - Wesley Harrison Workman, Susan Blessing Workman.

182. WESLEY HARRISON WORKMAN, son of Thomas Calvin Workman154(James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas; born 18 Sept. 1888 in Nebraska; died 24 Oct. 1918 in El Campo, Texas; married 28 Nov. 1910 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, to SUSAN JANE BLESSING (born 20 Oct. 1891 in Council Grove, Kansas; dau of Christopher Columbus Blessing and Rosella Brown) and had a dau:

200. EMMA LEONA WOKMAN born 9 Nov. 1911; married (1) 23 Dec. 1928 to IRA DICK SCHUMAKER and had two children born in El Campo, Wharton, Texas: Weldon Lawrence Schumaker born 12 Aug. 1934; and Bobbie Neal Schumaker born 20 Jan. 1936. The eldest son, Weldon Lawrence Schumaker, married 23 Jan. 1954 in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, to Barbara Jean Stubbs (born 9 Nov. 1939 in Harlingen, Texas; dau of Benjamin Franklin Stubbs) and had children born in Corpus Christi, Texas: John Dickie Schumaker born 19 Oct. 1954; Sammie Joe Schumaker born 21 June 1956; Sandra Jean Schumaker born 21 June 1957; Terry Lee Schumaker born 17 April 1960.
Emma Leona Workman married (2) 10 March 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas, GEORGE FRANK LIBAL (born 2 Sept. 1914 in Virginia, Gage, Nebraska; son of Joseph Libal and Maria Fiala) and had children born in Corpus Christi, Texas: Georgia Kay Libal born 2 Dec. 1949; Helen Bernice Libal born 19 July 1954.
After Wesley Harrison Workman's untimely death Susan Jane Blessing married (2) CHARLES CALVIN WORKMAN184(brother to Wesley Harrison Workman.)
183. MARY ETTA WORKMAN, dau of Thomas Calvin Workman154(James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas; born 8 March 1890 near Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; married 23 Dec. 1908 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, to CHARLES WILLIAM FOUTS (born 28 Aug. 1881 near Americus, Kansas; son of William Jasper Fouts and Rebecca Thankful Alford.) To them were born:
201. WILLIAM JASPER FOUTS born and died 29 Oct. 1909 near Coyle, Logan, Oklahoma; buried in Fouts Cemetery two miles west of Coyle.
202. CAROLINE AGNES FOUTS born 15 Feb. 1911 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma. Caroline, who gathered and submitted the information on the descendants of Thomas Calvin Workman, was an abstractor and bookkeeper for Stafford Abstract Co., in Winfield, Kansas, from June 1929 to Dec. 1942. Since then she has been a civil service employee of the Air Force and resides in Sacramento, California.
184. CHARLES CALVIN WORKMAN, son of Thomas Calvin Workman154 (James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abrahaml) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas; born 18 Dec. 1891 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; died 7 March 1947 near El Campo, Texas; married 9 Dec. 1920 in El Campo, Texas, to SUSAN JANE BLESSING WORKMAN (widow of his brother Wesley Harris Workman182 and had a dau:
203. VELMA ADELL WORKMAN born 1 June 1925 in El Campo, Texas; married 18 Sept. 1947 in Corpus Christi, Neuces, Texas, to KENNETH RAY POENISCH (born 30 March 1927 in Corpus Christi, Texas; son of

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Upper picture, left to right - Mary Etta Workman Fouts, Caroline Fouts. Lower picture, left to right - Charles William Fouts, Mary Etta Workman Fouts.

Robert Augustus Poenisch and Ruby Lafayette Roper) and had children: Susan Joy Poenisch born 22 Dec. 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas; Kenneth Ray Poenisch born 4 May 1951 in Corpus Christi, Texas; Robert Byron Poenisch born 15 Aug. 1952; John Dee Poenisch born 17 Oct. 1953 in Wharton Co., Texas; Lucy Nell Poenisch born 28 Nov. 1956 in Wharton Co., Texas; Rebecca Dale Poenisch born 22 Jan. 1958 in Wharton Co., Texas; Darryl Wayne Poenisch born 23 April 1959 in Wharton Co., Texas.
185. LULU ELLEN WORKMAN, dau of Thomas Calvin Workman154(James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas; born 28 June 1893 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; married 24 Jan. 1915 in Meridian, Oklahoma, to BERNARD L. SHORT (born 28 Feb. 1884 in West Virginia; died 15 April 1961 in Guthrie, Oklahoma; son of Robert Perry Short and Eliza Jane Hodge) and had children:
204. LEE B. SHORT born 24 Nov. 1915 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; married 5 Oct. 1935 to CHARLENE BAKER (born 20 April 1920 in Crescent, Oklahoma; dau of Charles E. Baker and Emma Kate Pieratt) and had children: Bernard Lee Short born 6 Aug. 1936 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, married 21 June 1958 to Marna Gay Ford; Franklin Perry Short born 27 May 1939 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, married 21 April 1958 to Helen Kiespert; Annetta Eileen Short born 20 Sept. 1945 in Guthrie, Okla; Lela K. Short and Larry Ray Short (twins) born 1 Jan. 1949 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
205. RAYMOND PERRY SHORT born 22 April 1918 in Meridian, Logan, Oklahoma; married 25 Dec. 1941 in Cashion, Okla., to LENA EVA HAMMOND (born 7 Aug. 1925 in Cashion, Okla; dau of Robert Hammond and Vernie Bridle) and had children born in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma: Raymond Lee Short born 17 Sept. 1942; Mildred Elaine Short born 21 Feb. 1944; Margaret Ann Short born 20 Dec. 1950; Wesley Keith Short born 28 April 1958.
206. ANNABELLE MAE SHORT born 1 Nov. 1926 in El Campo, Wharton, Texas; married 29 Dec. 1945 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to AUGUSTUS CLABORN KENNARD Jr. (born 24 Aug. 1926 in Edmond, Oklahoma; son of Augustus Claborn Kennard, Sr. and Emily Nadine Burk) and had children born in Oklahoma City, Okla: Augustus Claborn Kennard III born 3 Nov. 1946; Robert Neil Kennard born 21 Aug. 1949.
186. TINA ELIZABETH WORKMAN, dau of Thomas Calvin Workman154(James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas; born 20 June 1895 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; married 14 Jan. 1917 in Guthrie, Okla., to STEPHEN ALPHRED SHORT (born 14 July 1890 in Pondrum, Ohio; son of Robert Short and Jane Hodge) and had children born in Meridian, Oklahoma:
207. CLARENCE STEPHEN SHORT born 1 Nov. 1917; married 14 Feb. 1942 to ELEANOR BODE.
208. LAURENCE OLIVER SHORT born 15 Dec. 1919; married 22 July 1950 to JUNE B. TIMMONS (born 3 June 1928 in Russel, Oklahoma) and had children: Elizabeth Ann Short born 2 July 1951 in Fort Worth, Texas; Robert Laurence Short born 17 July 1953 in Frederick, Texas; Susan Marie Short born 2 Nov. 1954 in Frederick, Texas; Richard Oliver Short born 12 Dec. 1958 in Granite, Texas.

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Upper picture, left to right - Stephen Alphred Short, Tina Elizabeth Workman Short. Lower pictue - Lawrence O. Short (now a physician and surgeon in Granite, Okla.).

187. THOMAS CALVIN WORKMAN II, son of Thomas Calvin Workman154 (James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas; born 6 Jan. 1898 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; married (1) 21 Sept. 1919 to SUSAN VERNON ANTHIS (born 26 Sept. 1898 in Rockdale, Texas; died 15 Aug. 1944 in Tucson, Arizona; dau of Frank Anthis and Martha Elizabeth Kyle) and had children born in El Campo, Wharton, Texas:
209. VIOLET HENRIETTA WORKMAN born 26 Sept. 1921; married 28 Dec. 1940 in Tucson, Arizona, to LLOYD CECIL ARNOLD (born 22 June 1918 in Hamilton, 111; son of John Cecil Arnold and Lydia Orpha Ellefritz) and had children: Kenneth Lloyd Arnold born 30 March 1944 in Arlington, Va; Karen Sue Arnold born 29 March 1947 in Arlington, Va; and Maribeth Kay Arnold born 29 Aug. 1954 in Falls Church, Va.
210. MARY LORRAINE WORKMAN born 17 March 1928.
211. THOMAS CALVIN WORKMAN III born 19 Nov. 1929; married 11 Feb. 1949 in Tucson, Arizona, to MARILYN ADA THORNBURG (born 29 Oct. 1928 in Tucson, Arizona; dau of Martin Lynn Thornburg and Lucille Marie Bitting) and had children born in Tucson, Pima, Arizona: Melanie Sue Workman born 11 March 1950; Thomas Craig Workman born 27 May 1953; Diana Marie Workman born 8 July 1957.
188. ROSA JANE WORKMAN, dau of Thomas Calvin Workman154(James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas; born 21 June 1900 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; married 6 July 1919 in El Campo, Wharton, Texas, to CHESNA JASPER MITCHELL (born 31 Dec. 1899 near Halletsville, Lavaca, Texas; son of William Hensley Mitchell and Mary Virginia Parks) and had children born in El Campo, Wharton, Texas:
212. HENSLEY HARRISON MITCHELL born 20 Dec. 1921; married 6 March 1943 in Wharton, Texas, to ANNIE MAE LUTINGER (born 8 Oct. 1925 in Rosebud, Bell, Texas; dau of Edward Lutinger and Dale Kessler) and had children born in El Campo, Texas: Hensley Harrison Mitchell born 3 Sept. 1946; Deborah Faye Mitchell born 13 Aug. 1950; Pamela Kay Mitchell born 15 June 1954.
213. LESLIE LEON MITCHELL born 9 Feb. 1926; married 10 June 1948 in El Campo, Texas, to CLARICE ANGELINE ROD (born 8 June 1929 in El Campo, Wharton, Texas; dau of Anton Rod and Francis Orsak) and had children born in El Campo, Texas: Michael Lynn Mitchell born 27 Oct. 1950; Randel Lynn Mitchell born 19 April 1955; Cynthia Kay Mitchell born 31 May 1959.
214. ROSA MAE MITCHELL born 1 April 1935; married 23 July 1954 in Glen Flora, Texas, to CARL DOUGLAS MATHEWS (born 27 Feb. 1933 in Glen Flora, Wharton, Texas; son of Thomas Jefferson Mathews and Nannie Ruth Wheeler) and had children born in El Campo, Texas: Dawn Roxann Mathews born 22 July 1955; Douglas Lynn Mathews born 13 Dec. 1956.
189. JACOB OLIVER WORKMAN, son of Thomas Calvin Workman154(James Abraham121 James116 Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas; born 29 Sept. 1903 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma; married in 1927 to MAE LEODA NORTHCUT (born 1 July 1905 near Mountain Home, Baxter, Arkansas; dau of Robert David Northcut and Maggie Jane Dixon) and had children born in El Campo, Wharton, Texas:
215. OLIVER JACOB WORKMAN born 1 Nov. 1928; married 15 June 1955 to GERTRUDE QUINTERO (born 14 Jan. 1930 in El Campo, Wharton, Texas) and had children born in El Campo, Texas: Oliver Dean Workman born 4 Oct. 1956; Erick Lane Workman born 8 Dec. 1957.
216. WILTON LEE WORKMAN born 27 Sept. 1931; married 11 Nov. 1957 in Georgia, to MARJORIE CHRISLINE JONES (born 2 Aug. 1937 in South Carolina; dau of Charles Jones) and had a son: Michael Allen Workman born 8 Oct. 1958 in Gainsville, Florida.
217. MABEL FAY WORKMAN (twin) born 2 Nov. 1938.
218. ALTON RAY WORKMAN (twin) born 2 Nov. 1938.
122. REBECCA WORKMAN, dau of James Workman116 (Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Elizabeth Bilyeu; born 16 Aug. 1830 in Loami, Sangamon, Ill; died 7 March 1898; married 13 Sept. 1849 to SOLOMON SHETTER (born 15 Sept. 1822 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 9 March 1908 in Rochester, Sangamon, Ill; son of Solomon Shetter and Nancy Carlyle) and had children:
219. ANDREW JACKSON SHETTER born about 1850 in Overton Co., Tenn; died about 1856.
220. ARISSA SHETTER born 19 Dec. 1851 in Overton Co., Tenn; married 19 Dec. 1870 to JAMES STANTON.
221. JOHN IRVING SHETTER born about 1853 in Overton Co., Tenn; died aged 3 days.
222. NANCY E. SHETTER born 30 June 1854 in Overton Co., Tenn; married WILEY DUYVALL and had children: Mabel Duyvall; Harry Solomon Duyvall.
223. JAMES ABRAHAM SHETTER born 2 May 1857; died 15 Oct. 1861 in Sangamon Co., Ill.
224. SAMUEL ELIJAH SHETTER born 15 Oct. 1859; died 7 Sept. 1861 in Sangamon Co., Ill.
225. MINIZA JANE SHETTER born 25 Jan. 1863 in Sangamon Co., I11; married WILLIAM CASIDA (who had been married before.)
226. WILLIAM SANFORD SHETTER born 4 May 1866 in Sangamon Co., Ill; died 7 March 1881 of a fall from a horse.
227. ANNA ISABELLA SHETTER born 4 May 1866 in Sangamon I11; married (1) PETER STUBBS; (2) GEORGE PORLWOOD.
228. ELIZA ADALINE SHETTER born Oct. 1868 in Sangamon Co., Ill; married HANSON WELSH.
229. ALBERT ADDISON SHETTER born 8 Nov. 1870 in Sangamon Co., I11; married MARY EVANS but divorced.
230. ESPEY CLEMENTINE SHETTER born 10 Feb. 1872 in Sangamon Co., I11; married WILLIAM GREANING.
231. MATILDA CATHERINE SHETTER born 15 April 1874 in Sangamon Co., Ill; married ALBERT HUDSON.
232. MARTHA or MYRTLE ELLEN SHETTER born Oct. 1876 in Sangamon Co., Ill; married GEORGE HOWARD.
123. SAMUEL E. WORKMAN, son of James Workman116 (Abraham69 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Elizabeth Bilyeu; born 9 Feb. 1833 in Overton Co., Tenn; married 15 Nov 1851 to ISABELLA KITCHEN (born about 1835; dau of John Kitchen) and had children born in Loami, Sangamon, Ill:
233. ISAAC C. WORKMAN
234. SARAH ELIZABETH WORKMAN
235. LYDIA J. WORKMAN who married JOHN D. HAYS (son of John Hays) and had children: Gertrude Hays; George Hays; Berte Hays; Ray Hays.
236. JAMES D. WORKMAN
237. NANCY A. WORKMAN
238. ISABELLA WORKMAN
239. MARY L. WORKMAN
70. ISAAC WORKMAN, son of Jacob Workman6 (Abraham1) and Elizabeth Wyckoff; according to the story left by his nephew, Jacob L. Workman284, was married in Maryland. "His wife's name I do not remember. His wife died in Bourbon Co., Ky., about the year 1825. He was married again to EUNICE KOONS but soon parted. He then moved to Illinois where he lived a few years and died in 1838." He made his home with his brothers William and John most of the time. He had been staying with William for a few days and started on foot to the farm residence of his brother when he was caught in a blizzard and frozen to death. When a child, he met with an accident--being burned--that maimed his right hand. He was a shoemaker and followed his trade. The children of Isaac Workman and his first wife were:
240. MARY WORKMAN
241. NANCY WORKMAN
242. HANNAH WORKMAN
243. JACOB WORKMAN
244. BENJAMIN WORKMAN
72. BENJAMIN WORKMAN, son of Jacob Workman6 (Abraham1) and Elizabeth Wyckoff; born about 1785 in New Jersey or Maryland; was married in Allegany Co., Maryland, to HANNAH BILYEU65B (born about 1787 in New Jersey; or Maryland; was married in Allegany Co., Maryland, to HANNAH BILYEU65B (born about 1787 in New Jersey (error in text: line doubled mjj, ed.); died in Kansas; dau of John Bilyeu58B). Benjamin and Hannah lived the first part of their married life in Allegany Co., Md., where four of their children were born, going to Bourbon Co. Ky., to join the rest of the family about the year 1814. There, according to a grandson, Michael Workman of Lamar, Missouri, six more children were born. Sometime after the year 1825 Benjamin and his family decided to move on west. Whether he went first to Kansas is not clear but he finally settled in Sangamon Co., Ill., where he died. Most of his known descendants eventually made their homes in the state of Missouri. The children of the family were:
245. ELIZABETH WORKMAN born about 1807 in Allegany Co., Md; died in Sangamon Co., Ill.
246. STEPHEN WORKMAN born about 1809 in Allegany Co., Md.
*247. JOHN WORKMAN born about 1811, in Allegany Co., Md; died April 1908 in Tuscumbia, Miller, Mo.
248. BENJAMIN WORKMAN born about 1813 in Allegany Co., Md; said by his cousin, Jacob L. Workman284, to have been a "bully fighter but a sober and industrious man." Probably as a result of his combative nature, he died about 1838 in Sangamon Co., Ill.
249. ISAAC F. WORKMAN born about 1815 in Bourbon Co., Ky.
250. DAVID WORKMAN born about 1817 in Bourbon Co., Ky.
251. LYDIA WORKMAN born about 1819 in Bourbon Co., Ky.
252. ANNA WORKMAN born about 1821 in Bourbon Co., Ky.
253. HANNAH WORKMAN born about 1823 in Bourbon Co., Ky.
254. SARAH WORKMAN born about 1825 in Bourbon Co., Ky.
247. JOHN WORKMAN, son of Benjamin Workman72 (Jacob6 Abraham1) and Hannah Bilyeu65B; born about 1811 in Allegany Co., Md; died April 1908 in Tuscumbia, Miller, Mo; married SARAH JANE WYRICK (born and died in Tuscumbia, Miller, Mo; dau of Stephen Wyrick.) John had migrated with his parents from Maryland to Kentucky and from there to Illinois. Along the way he had been able to develop his artistic nature and played the violin. Being one of the older members of his father's family he no doubt helped his mother raise the children after the death of his father, Benjamin. At any rate, John was about 40 years old before he married. It is possible that his mother, Hannah Bilyeu Workman, was living with him at the time of her death in Kansas. The children of John and Sarah were:
*255. MICHAEL WORKMAN born 28 Nov. 1851 in Miller Co., Mo. (He gave the information concerning this family.)
*256. DAVID WORKMAN born 28 Feb. 1857 in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, died 4 May 1906.
257. CULOWAY WORKMAN born about 1859 in Tuscumbia, Mo; married MARY ELLEN WILLIAMSON.
258. JOBE WORKMAN born about 1861 in Tuscumbia, Mo; died in 1916; married Miss MOYER.
259., SARAH WORKMAN born about 1863 in Tuscumbia, Mo; died in 1914 in Tuscumbia; married JAMES GREEN.
260. DIANAH WORKMAN born about 1865 in Tuscumbia; died 1899 in Tuscumbia, Mo; married KENNETH ROBNETT.
261. MARY ANN WORKMAN born in Tuscumbia, Mo; married DOLPH CARICO or Clark and lived in Elden, Missouri.
262. LUE WORKMAN born in Tuscumbia, Mo; married WILLIAM R. FOWLER.
263. HANNAH WORKMAN born in Tuscumbia, Mo; married JOHN DOBSON.
264. JOSEPHINE WORKMAN born in Tuscumbia, Mo; married BENJAMIN HOWELL.
255. MICHAEL WORKMAN, son of John Workman247 (Benjamin72 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Sarah Jane Wyrick; born 28 Nov. 1851 in Miller Co., Mo; married 8 June 1879 to LOIS FOWLER (born 27 Feb. 1861 in McLean Co., I11; dau of John B. Fowler and Mary Jane Johnson) and had children:
265. OLIVE A. WORKMAN born 3 May 1880 in Richland, Pulaska, Mo; died Sept. 1880.
266. IDA MAY WORKMAN born 12 Dec. 1881 in Greenfield, Dade, Mo; married 1 March 1903 to WILLIAM RUDD_a farmer.
267. VIDA WORKMAN born 7 Dec. 1884 in Greenfield, Dade, Mo; married 19 Feb. 1903 to HARVE LUCUS, a farmer.
268. PINKNEY M. WORKMAN born 14 Oct. 1887 in Zalma, Bollinger, Mo; married 11 Dec. 1915 to NEVA TAYLOR.
269. GOLDA WORKMAN born 13 June 1891 in Greenfield, Mo; married 18 Dec. 1909 to BENJAMIN LESTER.
270. IRA B. WORKMAN born 12 June 1895 in Greenfield, Mo; married 19 March 1916 to BESSIE PATTERSON.
271. LOIS DENANA WORKMAN born 21 April 1898 in Greenfield, Mo; married 28 Sept. 1919 to WILLIAM CLAY, a barber.
272. RALPH L. WORKMAN born 8 July 1901 in Jasper, Barton, Mo; died 1 March 1921 in Lamar, Barton, Mo.
273. FLOYD R. WORKMAN born 8 July 1901 in Jasper, Barton, Mo; a mechanic by trade; married 14 June 1924 to VIVIAN HARLO.
256. DAVID WORKMAN, son of. John Workman247 (Benjamin72 Jacob6 Abraham1) and Sarah Jane Wyrick; born 28 Feb. 1857 in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas; died 4 May 1906 in Joplin, Mo; married 5 July 1879 in Tuscumbia, Miller, Mo. to SARAH KINDER (born 11 March 1843 in Tuscumbia, Mo.) and had children:
274. ALONZO F. WORKMAN born 20 May 1880 in Richland, Pulaska, Mo,; married 1 Aug. 1909 to ELSIE B. HOOVER (born 10 March 1891 in Everton, Dade, Mo; dau of Monroe Hoover and Anna -------------) and had children: Evangeline Devotia Workman born 27 April 1910 in Lamar Barton, Mo., married 2 Feb. 1927 to Mr. Osenbaugh and had a son Alonzo Osenbaugh; Alonzo F. Workman born and died 1 Jan. 1912 in Everton, Mo.
275. FRED RALIA WORKMAN born 14 Feb. 1882 in Richland, Mo; died 18 Feb. 1924 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; married in 1905 in Joplin, Jasper, Mo., to IRENE ------------ and had children: Fred Workman; William Workman; Unie Workman.
276. NELLIE JANE WORKMAN born 21 June 1884 in Richland, Mo; married in 1899 in Joplin, Mo; to JAMES HUFFMAN and had children: Jessie Huffman; Lee Huffman; Bessie Huffman; Elsie Huffman.
277. WALTER BURTON WORKMAN born 31 March 1886 in Richland, Mo; married MARY -------------- and had children: Beulah Workman; Walter Workman; Marie Workman.
278. CLARENCE ELMER WORKMAN born July 1891 in Tuscumbia, Mo; married EFFIE -------------------- and had children: David Workman; Clarence Workman; Charles Workman; Lyal Workman.
279. MAGGIE EDITH WORKMAN born Aug. 1893 in Tuscumbia, Mo; married CHARLES SIMPSON. No children.
280. BESSIE MAY WORKMAN born April 1897 in Tuscumbia, Mo; married in 1915 in Joplin, Mo., to RAY DIXON and had children: Milton Dixon; Gerald Dixon; Lavene Dixon; Roy Dixon; Mildred Dixon; Betty Gene Dixon.

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Farm of Jacob Workman and Elizabeth Wycoff, near Frostburg, Maryland. This is the old family home where most of the children were born. Donald Workman standing on old barn foundation. John Workman, son of Jacob Workman.

281. DESSIE FAY WORKMAN born 29 March 1899 in Celt, Camden, Mo; died 17 Nov. 1926; married in 1918 in Joplin, Mo., to CHARLES CELLENER and had children: Cuba Cellener; Wanda Cellener; Charles Cellener; Fay Cellener.
282. DAVID MURLIE WORKMAN born Feb. 1895 in Bagnell, Miller, Mo; married MAUD -------------) No children.
74. JOHN WORKMAN, son of Jacob Workman6 (Abraham1) and Elizabeth Wyckoff; born 8 Oct. 1789 in Allegany Co., Md; died 21 April 1855 in Salt Lake City, Ut; married 11 March 1809 in Overton Co., Tenn., to LYDIA BILYEU68B (born 18 Aug. 1793 in Green Co., Ky; died 30 Sept. 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Ill; dau of John Bilyeu58B and Tryntje ------------ ).

   As a young man of 19, unattached and looking for new worlds to conquer, John left the Maryland home of his father, going first to the Kentucky country but soon continuing on to Overton Co., Tenn., where he became attached to the Bilyeu family. That he had known this family before coming to Tennessee is certain. They had gone through the same migratory stages as had the Workman family and shortly before this John's elder brother, Benjamin, had married Hannah Bilyeu65B. While in Overton Co., Tenn., Peter Bilyeu and John Workman were among the signers of a petition of 27 Sept. 1813 for a militia to protect the settlers from the Indians. (See American Historical Magazine v. VII p. 217 of 1902.)

   In 1814 John and his family moved to Kentucky and bought land in Nicholas Co., just ten miles north of where his father, Jacob, had settled in Bourbon Co., two years previously. By industry and economy the Workmans. soon found themselves in good circumstances both in land and money and John built a fine home in Carlisle. The Workmans were very sincere in their religious beliefs belonging to the Tunkers or German Baptist Church (like their cousins who were settling further up the Ohio river in Belmont and Knox Counties, Ohio.)

   "John, having studied the Bible and classified its scriptures into subjects, had a very comprehensive understanding of the teachings of Christ. He tried to show the other members of the church the better understanding of the scriptures. This led to arguments and contention among them, bringing the hatred and envy of the members of the church upon John and his family. For this reason John left Carlisle and went back to Overton County, Tennessee. Because of the bitterness in the community towards them over religious disputes it was impossible for John to sell his fine holdings in Carlisle so he abandoned them. When I was in Carlisle, Kentucky, in 1932 I found that four of the best city lots were still deeded to John Workman. The only certificate of title the present occupants had was based on 'long continued, uninterrupted possession.' These holders were very much afraid that I was going to start action against them.

   "Back in Overton County, Tenn., again, John bought much land and had slaves to work it. He laid his farm out in sections for the different kinds of farm crops; had his own grist mill, grocery store and flocks and herds. He attended but could not accept the popular interpretation so in due time he quit the church altogether. After that he carried on a distillery of whisky and brandy and got to drinking moderately himself.

   "In 1839 two Mormon Elders came to Overton County, Tennessee. They had a hard time finding lodgings. They came to John Workman's door. As John had never turned a traveller from his door without food and rest these elders found a welcome in his home. The message they brought struck a familiar chord in the heart of John Workman. He brought out his compendium and found his classification of scriptures to be similar to the one the elders used. Their explanations were those he had tried to convey to the church members and for which they had cast him out and abused him and his family. On the 22 day of July 1840 John and his wife Lydia and several of his children were baptized by Abram Owen Smoot and Julian Moses and confirmed 30 July that year as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

   "This step increased the hatred and persecutions by the local church and community. In 1843 he abandoned his vast holdings in Tennessee and emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he could associate with those who had the same religious convictions that he cherished. Here he bought a farm four miles east of Nauvoo where he lived most of the time. Two of his sons had previously located in the City of Nauvoo.

   "In the summer or 1845 John had harvested a good wheat crop and threshed some of it. One day in early evening he saw some of the farm homes of other Saints in flames. He knew at once that this was the work of mobs whose fury had raged unabated since the Nauvoo Charter had been repealed. He had a wagon there with boards across the running gears. John put what he could of the sacked wheat on this wagon and his family on top of the wheat and drove to Nauvoo for protection. The severe persecutions the saints suffered at this time proved too much for John's wife, Lydia, and she succumbed to the trials, dying in Nauvoo, 30 Sept. 1845, and was buried in the Nauvoo cemetery.

   "John passed through the trials incident to the expulsion of the Saints from Nauvoo. This was the third time he had abandoned his earthly possessions for his spiritual convictions. He remained in the city of Nauvoo until the late spring of 1846 when he was driven into the wilderness with the Saints. He joined his son, Jacob L. at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, where he had a temporary cabin. John remained there until, 1851 when he emigrated to the Great Salt Lake. In Salt Lake he lived part of the time with his children and part of the time in the small home that Jacob L. had built for him on the lot Jacob had drawn at the time the city was laid out. John had left some of his family in Illinois, they having elected to stay there, but others had followed the course of the church and were with him in his devotion to the cause he had espoused. He labored with his own hands for a living and because of his beautiful penmanship had been given the assignment of being scribe to the Church, spending most of his time transcribing patriarchal blessings and family histories. . . .

    "Jacob L. Workman, writing about his father's death, said: 'He continued his labor of transcribing blessings and family records until the spring of 1855 when his health became very poor. His affliction increasing upon him in spite of all our faith and prayers and all we could do. On the 14th of April I could see that his days were numbered. I asked him if he wanted to die. He said that he would rather live, but if it was the Lord's will to take him he was ready. We had frequent talks upon the Gospel of Salvation. He remained in his rational mind until the evening of April 20th when he went to sleep but still continuing to breathe until 20 minutes to 5 A.M. the morning of April 21 he passed away surrounded by his family and friends.'"

By Mary E. C. Workman
To John and Lydia Bilyeu Workman were born:
283. RICHARD WORKMAN born 27 Dec. 1809 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 17 Sept. 1812.
*284. JACOB L. WORKMAN born 7 July 1812 in Monroe, Overton, Tenn; died 28 July 1878 in Virgin City, Utah.
*285. ELIZABETH WORKMAN born 10 Nov. 1813 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 15 Feb. 1861 in Christian Co., Ill.
*286. JOHN BUTLER WORKMAN born 10 Nov. 1815 in Bourbon Co., Ky; died 23 April 1895 in Exeter, Nebraska.
*287. SAMUEL P. WORKMAN born 10 Sept. 1817 in Carlisle, Nicholas, Ky; died 31 Dec. 1865 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill.
288. LYDIA WORKMAN born 22 May 1818 in Carlisle, Nicholas, Ky; married JEREMIAH HAMMOND. Jacob L. Workman, her brother, says, “My sister Lydia married in Overton Co., Tenn., in 1835. She joined the Church and was baptized the same time my father was and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but they did not come to Nauvoo. I have heard just lately that she came to Illinois but like the others out there, have forgoten their maker and Mormonism by not keeping in touch with an organized branch of the Church."
*289. HANNAH WORKMAN born 21 Feb. 1821 in Carlisle, Nicholas, Ky; died 28 Dec. 1873 in Springville, Utah Co., Utah.
*290. ABRAHAM S. WORKMAN born 18 Sept. 1822 in Carlisle, Ky; died 27 Oct. 1852 in Provo, Utah.
*291. ANDREW JACKSON WORKMAN born 15 July 1824 in Carlisle, Ky; died 15 June 1909 in Hurricane, Utah.
*292. CORNELIUS C. WORKMAN born 21 Nov. 1826 in Carlisle, Ky.
*293. OLIVER GAULTRY WORKMAN born 7 Jan. 1828 in Overton Co. Tenn; died 28 July 1904 in Salt Lake City, Ut.
294. MARY (POLLY) ANN WORKMAN born 10 May 1829 in Overton Co., Tenn; married (1) JOHN D. LEE but left him at Winter Quarters, Nebr., and returned to her father in Mt. Pisgah, Iowa. She later went to Des Moines, Iowa, where she was married (2) to JOHN BENNETT. She had two children by this marriage when they moved to Kansas.
295. STEPHEN WORKMAN born 30 Aug. 1830 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 28 Oct. 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Ill.
296. PETER WORKMAN born and died 23 July 1831 in Overton Co., Tenn.
297. SOLOMON WORKMAN born 27 June 1832 near Monroe, Overton, Tenn; died 17 Oct. 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Ill.
298. JOSEPH WORKMAN born 23 July 1833 near Monroe, Overton, Tenn.
*299. LOUISA WORKMAN born 5 July 1834 near Monroe, Overton, Tenn; died 14 Oct. 1911 in Grant,. Fremont, Idaho.
300. DAVID WORKMAN born and died about 1836 near Monroe, Overton, Tenn.
301. BENJAMIN WORKMAN born and died 17 June 1837 near Monroe, Overton, Tenn.
302. HYRUM SMITH WORKMAN born 12 July 1839 near Monroe, Overton, Tenn; the youngest of the family, he came through all the vicissitudes of Mormonism, migrating with his father to Salt Lake City. In 1855 he went to join some of his older brothers in California but soon came back. In 1875 he married EMILY HERBERT. They went to Southern Utah and worked on the St. George Temple, returning later to Wallsburg and finally settled in Ogden, Utah. Their children were: Emily Louisa Workman born 7 July 1865; Esther Sophronia Workman born 17 Oct. 1868; John Workman born 12 Dec. 1870; Herbert Workman born 15 April 1872; Lydia Musetta Workman born 9 Dec. 1874; Mary Elizabeth Workman born 29 Feb. 1878; Franklin Smith Workman born 18 Oct. 1880; Robert James Workman born 8 Oct. 1882; Eugene Workman born 22 May 1885; Lois Martha Workman born 24 March 1889.
284. JACOB LINDSAY WORKMAN, son of John Workman74 (Jacob6 Abraham1) and Lydia Bilyeu69B; born 7 July 1812 near Monroe, Overton, Tenn; died 28 July 1878 in Virgin, Washington, Utah; married (1) 15 Aug. 1834 to NANCY READER (born 12 Feb. 1810 supposed to be in Raleigh, Lincoln, N.C.; died 23 Nov. 1846 in Mt. Pisgah, Iowa. Jacob was only given one name at birth but later added the name of Lindsay for his own identification in the records. He seldom used the name, preferring the initial.

   Jacob worked well in his father's family, showing himself to be responsible and industrious. As a youth his father entrusted him to make a journey to Kentucky to transact some family business. Of this trip he says, "After spending several weeks there I returned to Tennessee after the first trip of my life in good health and high spirits."

   John Workman gave Jacob a tract of land for his own use and Jacob appreciated the gift so much that he spent all of his extra time improving this land and soon had it in good shape. He says, "At this time my father was making and selling brandy and whisky at his distillery. Many people of low character would come and get drinks, spending their last cent for liquor. This put me to disgust so that I left it off entirely. I was now about 18 years old. I commenced to spend all the time I could preparing timber and materials to build me a home so that it would be ready by the time I needed one. The time I spent doing this work most men and boys were drinking and rowing and spending their time and money foolishly." By the time that he married Nancy Reader, Jacob had a comfortable home well stocked and waiting.

   July 22, 1840, Jacob and Nancy were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in the spring of 1842 the family with Jacob's brother Abraham and family, migrated to Nauvoo, Ill. "Here they obtained two city lots across the street east of Heber C. Kimball's home where they built two brick houses. When I was in Nauvoo in 1925 the old keeper at the hotel told me that he remembered those houses well. He said they were two stories high and known as the Workman homes but that they had been demolished and the brick floated down the river to Keokuk where they were used in building a store." (Memoirs of Mary E.W.C. Workman.)

   The trials endured by Jacob and Nancy during the expulsion from Nauvoo were no less hard on them than on his father's family. The children were younger and Nancy was frail. By the time they had reached Mt. Pisgah in 1846 her physical strength failed. Food was hard to get, housing was inadequate against the wintry blasts and sickness was everywhere. In October the second son Samuel died. In November it had been necessary to borrow flour from a farmer to sustain the ebbing strength of the little family. On the 23 of that month the irate farmer came to the door demanding that he be paid or the flour returned. Jacob stepped outside and closed the door to spare his ailing wife the worry and tried to explain that because of sickness he had not been able to do, anything about the debt. When he returned to the house Nancy was dead. Jacob, weakened by hunger and sorrow, was now under the necessity of preparing his wife's body for burial. The camp was so filled with sickness that there was no one to help. Kneeling by the bed Jacob prayed for the strength needed to complete the duty, and for help. As he staggered along with his sad burden a stranger came to him and asked if there was anything, he could do. Together they dug a grave and buried the gallant little mother and the stranger left.

   The memory of the stranger, whose name Jacob had neglected to inquire, and the help in answer to his prayer remained with Jacob and he wondered who the man could have been. Many years later, as the memory still tortured him, he asked the Lord to make known the name of his benefactor. One night soon after that a group of men sat around a camp fire telling the most striking experience of their lives. One man in the circle told the story of his aid to a man in need and Jacob recognized him as his benefactor. He was Oliver Stratton whose son later married one of Jacob L.'s daughters.

To Jacob L. Workman and Nancy Reader were born:
*303. JAMES THOMAS WORKMAN born 22 July 1835 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 24 Aug. 1907 in Parker, Fremont, Idaho.
304. SAMUEL WORKMAN born 26 Jan. 1837 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 11 Oct. 1846 in Mt. Pisgah, Iowa.
*305. JACOB READER WORKMAN born 19 Aug. 1838 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 11 March 1912 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah.
*306. JOHN ALMA WORKMAN born 19 Dec. 1839 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 14 April 1904.
307. WILLIAM SMOOT WORKMAN born 7 Nov. 1841 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 5 Dec. 1841.
*308. HYRUM PARLEY WORKMAN born 25 Feb. 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Ill; died 11 May 1890 in Snyderville, Summit, Utah.
*309. JOSEPHINE WORKMAN born 27 July 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Ill; died 23 Aug. 1886 in Farmington, Davis, Utah.

   In Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, in the same fall of 1846 lived Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Douglas Morrison who had joined the church in Port Twp., Pa., in 1840, and emigrated to Nauvoo in 1845. They had been married since about 1834 but were childless. Now they were in Mt. Pisgah experiencing the same trials of hunger and sickness that the Workman family was undergoing. In October of that year Mr. Morrison died, leaving his wife, Fanny Harris Morrison and her mother, Mrs. Fanny Groft Grabil Harris, to make their own way. The following 19 Feb. 1847 FANNY HARRIS MORRISON (born 5 Feb. 1815 in Dunmore, Lackawanna, Pa; died 4 July 1893 in Virgin City, Washington, Utah; dau. of William Harris and Fanny Groft Grabil) was married to Jacob Lindsay Workman.

   Jacob L. Workman had used his wagon box to build coffins for his wife and son. It was necessary, therefore, to recoup his fortunes sufficiently to restore the equipment before the journey across the plains could be made. Accordingly, it was not until the summer of 1848 that he was able to move his family on to Utah. They joined Lorenzo Snow's company that year and arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley 26 Sept. 1848.

To Jacob L. Workman and Fanny Harris Morrison were born:
*310. DAVID HARRIS WORKMAN born 28 Feb. 1848 in Mt. Pisgah, Iowa; died 31 Oct. 1918 in Provo, Utah.
*311. LYDIA WORKMAN born 10 Feb. 1850 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died 29 Jan. 1871.
312. ANDREW JACKSON WORKMAN born 24 May 1851 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died 10 May 1852.
*313. JOSEPH NIMROD WORKMAN born 15 Aug. 1852 in Salt Lake City, Ut; died 24 Feb. 1932 in Brigham City, Utah.
*314. FANNY LOUISA WORKMAN born 3 March 1854 in Salt Lake City, Ut; died 3 Feb. 1926 in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming.

   On 3 Jan. 1852, Jacob Lindsay Workman was married (3) to REBECCA WILLARD TURNER (born 18 July 1834 in South St. George, Maine; died 4 Sept. 1885 near Fort Apache, Arizona; dau of Nathaniel Hupper Turner and Elizabeth Barter.) The Turner family, consisting of parents, two sons Henry Barter Turner., David Sevy Turner, and Rebecca, had joined the Mormon Church in Maine in 1842. That fall they made the long journey to Nauvoo, Ill., but the, rigors of the trek claimed the life of the mother on 22 Jan. 1843 (aged 33) and two weeks later, 6 Feb. 1843, the father died (aged 39) leaving the three children orphans in a strange land. Three unsuccessful attempts were made by the Barter family to take the children back to Maine but fate intervened and they remained with the Saints. Rebecca and David became wards of other Mormon families and were brought to Utah, Rebecca who was then 9 years old coming in the family of Benjamin Covey; and David Sevy Turner, a child of 7, was brought by Israel Barlow. The older boy, Henry, was a cripple having been left so by infantile paralysis, and no one thought that he would be able to, make the arduous journey. He remained in Winter Quarters, Nebraska, supporting himself by doing odd jobs and helping others to prepare for the trek. It was Rebecca's greatest desire to bring her brother to Utah and Jacob Workman promised that as her husband he would fulfill the

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Jacob Lindsay Workman and family, left to right - Rebecca Willard Turner Workman, Jacob Lindsay Workman, Fannie Harris Workman, and daughter Fannie Louise Workman Stratton.

desire. It was a number of years before he was able to send a wagon only to have word returned that Henry had died.

To Jacob L. Workman and Rebecca Willard Turner were born:
*315. ABRAM SMITH WORKMAN born 29 Oct. 1852 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died 31 Oct. 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
316. MARY WORKMAN born 26 Dec. 1853 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died there 30 Dec. 1853.
317. ELIZABETH WORKMAN born 26 Dec. 1853 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died there 28 Dec. 1853.
318. HANNAH WORKMAN born 13 Jan. 1855 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died there 24 July 1855.
*319. MARTHA JANE WORKMAN born 27 July 1856 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
*320. CORNELIUS WORKMAN born 27 July 1858 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died 26 June 1936 in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming.
*321. NANCY LUELLA WORKMAN born 2 April 1860 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died 19 March 1931 in Provo, Utah.
*322. ISAAC NATHANIEL WORKMAN born 26 Feb. 1862 in Bountiful, Davis, Utah; died 23 June 1925 in Neola, Duchesne, Utah.
323. HENRY T. WORKMAN born 21 Dec. 1863 in Virgin, Washington, Utah; died 25 Dec. 1863.
*324. ERASTUS SNOW WORKMAN born 20 Nov. 1864 in Virgin, Washington, Utah; died 8 Nov. 1929 in Kiz, Carbon, Utah.
*325. REBECCA ELLA WORKMAN born 3 March 1867 in Virgin, Utah; died 4 March 1907 in Lone Tree, Wyoming.
326. LUCY MARINDA WORKMAN born 26 June 1869 in Virgin, Utah; died 23 April 1871.
*327. ADELIA MARIAH WORKMAN born 16 July 1871 in Virgin, Utah; died 7 July 1928 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah.
*328. NETTIE PERCENA WORKMAN born 14 Jan. 1873 in Virgin, Utah; died 11 Nov. 1920 in Roosevelt, Utah.
*329. GEORGE ALBERT WORKMAN born 23 Aug. 1874 in Virgin, Utah; died 14 Feb. 1960 in Glendale, Garfield, Utah.
*330. LORENZO WORKMAN born 22 Aug. 1876 in Virgin, Utah; died 19 May 1902 in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah.

   Jacob L. Workman and his families were called by President Brigham Young to help to colonize the southern part of the state of Utah in the interest of the development of the cotton industry. Jacob had been a missionary to the Indians and was always active in Militia work in the northern part of the state. In the south he supported his church and community to the fullest extent.

285. ELIZABETH WORKMAN, dau of John Workman74 (Jacob6 Abraham1) and Lydia Bilyeu68B; born 10 Nov. 1813 in Bourbon Co., Ky; died 15 Feb. 1861 in Christian Co., Ill; married in 1833 to JOHN H. BILYEU108B (born 3 Nov. 1803 in Green Co., Ky; died 15 May 1867 in Christian Co., Ill; son of Peter Bilyeu63B and Diana Blackwell.) John H. Bilyeu was married (1) to JULIA ANN ------------ (born about 1804; died about 1831-2) and had a dau:

*331. JULIA ANN BILYEU born 16 Oct. 1827 in Overton Co., Tenn; died 12 Jan. 1859 in Sangamon Co., Ill; married (1) DAVID WORKMAN1415 and (2) MICHAEL WORKMAN1675.
To John H. Bilyeu and Elizabeth Workman were born:
*332. PETER M. BILYEU born 13 May 1832 in Sangamon Co., Ill; died 27 May 1898 in Christian Co., Ill.
*333. JOHN S. (PAINT) BILYEU born 21 Jan. 1834 in Miller Co., Mo; died 1 Jan. 1915 in Christian Co., Ill; married MALINDA WORKMAN1568.
*334. SAMPSON BILYEU born 22 Oct. 1835 in Sangamon Co., Ill; died 10 Nov. 1864; married SARAH WORKMAN1677. See her record.
335. EDMON B. BILYEU born 15 Feb. 1839 in Sangamon Co., Ill; died 23 Oct. 1897 in Christian Co., Ill; married 25 Dec. 1861 to PERCY (PENSY) REED (born 1 May 1839; died 5 July 1889 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Ill.) and had children: John H. Bilyeu; Clarissa Bilyeu; Lydia Ann Bilyeu who married Mr. Barnett; Ray Bilyeu; Edmon Bilyeu; Edna Bilyeu; Elizabeth Bilyeu; Sarah Bilyeu who married Mr. Evans; Malinda Bilyeu who married Mr. Jacobs; Peter C. Bilyeu; Isom Bilyeu; Wilbur P. Bilyeu born 3 Oct. 1881, married Leola Adams.
Leola Adams was the dau of John Adams364 and Minerva Bilyeu 1640.
Edmon B. Bilyeu married (2) 29 Sept. 1891 to MRS. NANCY FINN EASLEY and had one son: Earl Bilyeu born in Assumption, Ill.
*336. LYDIA BILYEU born 15 April 1838 in Miller Co., Mo; died 1 Oct. 1916 in Moweaqua, Shelby, 111.
*337. JOSIAH BILYEU born 4 April 1841 in Sangamon Co., Ill; died 11 July 1870 in Moweaqua, Ill. See Record of Michael Workman1675.
338. GEORGE M. BILYEU born 20 Oct. 1842 in Sangamon Co., Ill; died 2 Feb. 1931 in Moweaqua, Ill; married MINERVA BILYEU (dau of Richmond Bilyeu and Miss Elizabeth Bilyeu; Minerva died 2 July 1893) and had children: Iva Bilyeu born 3 Nov. 1877, died 6 Feb. 1900; Elizabeth Bilyeu; John H. Bilyeu; Ruth Bilyeu; Evaline Bilyeu born 20 Aug. 1885 in Christian Co., Ill, died 27 July 1908; George Workman Bilyeu; Polly Bilyeu born and died 2 July 1893.
339. ISAAC BILYEU born 3 Sept. 1844 in Miller Co., Mo; died 9 Dec. 1930 in Sangamon Co., Ill; married 25 Jan. 1868 to EFFIE DILLIE WORKMAN1642 (born 19 Jan. 1852; died 4 Nov. 1901, parentage not known, but raised by George Bilyeu113B and Elizabeth Workman1570) and had children: Ida Bilyeu; Jennie Bilyeu; Nora Bilyeu; Reagene Bilyeu; Fannie Bilyeu; Thomas Bilyeu; Lucy Bilyeu; Lula Bilyeu.
340. HYRUM BILYEU born about 1850; died 23 Aug. 1925 in Black Hills, South Dakota; married MAGGIE M. GORDON1577 (dau of Isom B. Gordon and Effie Dillie Workman1571) and had children: Charles Bilyeu; Effie Bilyeu; Hester Bilyeu; Inez L. Bilyeu.
341. SARAH ANN BILYEU born about 1852 in Christian Co., Ill; died 1882-3 in Lockwood, Dade, Mo; married NEWELL J. BAYS and had children: David Crockett Bays born 19 Jan. 1873 in Christian Co., Ill., married Anna Easley; Jennie Bays born 21 Jan. 1875 in Cedar Co., Mo., married Joseph Campbell; Josiah (Si) Bays born 21 Jan. 1875 in Cedar Co., Mo., married 29 March 1905 to Elizabeth Jacobs (dau of Samuel Jacobs and Diana Bilyeu); Elizabeth Bays born 8 Feb. 1877 in Christian Co., Ill., married Stanley J. Britton.
342. DAVID BILYEU born about 1854 in Christian Co., Ill; married ELLA WORKMAN of Blue Mound, Ill. (dau of Abram Workman, family not known.)