Isaac Willingham was born about 1820 in Georgia. He married Louisa Ann GARNETT about 1839 in Lincoln County, Georgia. The information I have on Isaac and his two wives was graciously provided to me by Harry Rudd, the great-grandson of Martha E.
This marriage produced 3 known children:
- Nancy Jane, b. 1842.
- William Newton, b. 1845, d. 1886. (Married Mary Ann SHARP).
- George Crawford, b. 19 Oct 1847, d. 31 Dec 1885. (Married Frances Ann SHARP).
It is suspected that Louisa died either in childbirth or shortly after the birth of George Crawford. Isaac remarried to Mary Ann GUNBY (b. abt. 1826) on 9 Mar 1848 in Lincoln County, Georgia.
- Martha E., b. abt. 1850. (Married Ivine T. SHIVER).
- Caleb Ben Franklin, b. 8 Apr 1852/1853, d. 20 Jan 1925. (Married Mary Margaret MAYES).
- Mary L., b. abt 1854/1855. (Married George Oliver SHIVER).
1860 Federal Census of Camilla P.O., Mitchell County, Georgia
Enumeration Date: 6 Jun 1860
Page #639, Dwelling #29, Family #31
NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION R/E VALUE P/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE Isaac WILLINGHAM 40 M Farming $3000 $15000 Georgia Mary WILLINGHAM 34 F Georgia blind from sickness N. J. WILLINGHAM 16 M Georgia Wm. N. WILLINGHAM 14 M Georgia G. C. WILLINGHAM 12 M Georgia M. E. WILLINGHAM 10 F Georgia C. B. F. WILLINGHAM 8 M Georgia Mary L. WILLINGHAM 6 F Georgia
Isaac passed away sometime between the 1860 and 1870 census, as he is not enumerated with his children in Mitchell County. There is always the possibility that he died serving in the Civil War.
1870 Federal Census of Camilla, Mitchell County, Georgia
Enumeration Date: 4 Jun 1870
Page #44, Dwelling #596, Family #598
NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION R/E VALUE P/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE George WILLINGHAM 22 M Farming $1800 $500 Georgia Nancy J. WILLINGHAM 25 F Keeping House Georgia Mary Ann WILLINGHAM 44 F No Occupation Georgia blind Mary WILLINGHAM 15 F At Home Georgia
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