Our Family Quilt

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Our family is like the pieces of material in one of my grandmother's much loved quilts. Some pieces are shiny and new. Some are older and faded. And then more are worn and dim. Join me as I built my Family Quilt. It has been a labor of love.

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  • ID: I3940
  • Name: James Lewis WILLINGHAM
  • Surname: Willingham
  • Given Name: James Lewis
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 Mar 1872 in Ashville, St. Clair County, Alabama
  • Death: 28 Jul 1959 in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
  • Burial: Pine Crest Cemetery Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
  • _UID: 7128D47DF14BE247B73D512341AAC7E750A0
  • Note:
    Spouse 1: J. L. Willingham Spouse 2: Mary Cantrell Marriage Date: 10 Feb 1898 Marriage Place: Winston Surety/Bond Date: Performed By: Minister of the Gospel Surety/Perf. Name: Levi Watts OSPage: 276

    MARRIAGE: "WINSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA MARRIAGES"; Volume 1 (1891 - 1900); Page # 274
    Willingham, J.L. to Cantrell, Mary - February 10, 1898

    To any Minister of the Gospel, Judge of Supreme or Circuit Court, or Chancellor of said State, Judge of Probate, or any Justice of the Peace of said County, Greeting:
    You are hereby authorized to celebrate the Rites of Matrimony between J. L.. Willingham and Louisa Cantrell, and this shall be your sufficient authority for doing so.
    Given under my hand and seal, this 7th day of Feby., 1898.
    Signature: R. L. Blanton, Judge of Probate
    The above named parties were married by me at John Cantrell?s on the 10th day of Feby., 1898.
    Signature: Levi Watts, O. M. G.

    Know all men, by these presents, That we, J. L.. Willingham and J. D. Cantrell are held and firmly bound unto the State of Alabama in the sum of Two Hundred Dollars, to the which payment well and truly made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, jointly, and severally, firmly by these presents.
    Sealed with our seals, dated this 7th day of Feby., 1898.
    The condition of the above Obligation is such, That if there be no legal cause to obstruct the marriage of J. L. Willingham and Louisa Cantrell, to whom a license this day has been granted, then to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
    Witness our hands and seals, the day and year above written.
    Signature: J. L. Willingham
    Signature: J. D. Cantrell
    Attest: R. L. Blanton, Judge of Probate
    Recorded: Feby 12, 1898
    Signature: R. L. Blanton, Judge Probate, Winston County

    DEATH: "ALABAMA DEATHS 1908-1959"
    Name: James L Willingham
    Death Date: 08 Jul 1959
    Death County: Mobile
    Certificate: 15461
    Role: 6

    Census: 1900 WINSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA- Precinct # 7 Looney Taverns - Enumerated June 9, 1920 -
    Supervisor's District # 6 - Enumerator's District # 159 - Sheet # 7 A - Household # 123
    James Willingham, Male, Born Mar 1873, Age 28, Married 1 year, AL, AL, AL, Farmer, Farms 123 acres
    Mary, Female, Born June 1889, age 30, AL, 1 of 1 children living
    Leona, Female, Born Feb 1899, AL

    Census: 1930 NESHOBA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI - Philadelphia Township - Old Philadelphia & Meridian Road - Beat # 1 - SD# 50-5 - ED# 7 - Sheet # 16 B - Household # 310
    James L. Willingham, Male, Rents, $10.00 Month, 57, Age at 1st Marriage 26, FL, AL, AL, Farmer, 276 Acres
    Mary L., Female, 50, Age at 1st Marriage 19, AL, GA, AL
    Albert, Male, 18, MS, FL, AL, Farmer, Rents Property, 277 Acres
    Clemie D., Female, 15, MS
    Willie B., Male, 12, MS
    Mary E., Female, 5, MS

    Sources: "Conversation with Martha Harris; June 5, 2003. She is the Great-granddaughter of James Lewis Willingham.
    She states that John married a Mary (last name unknown) and had no natural children, but had one adopted child.
  • Change Date: 8 Apr 2007 at 23:57:16

    Father: Isaac James WILLINGHAM * b: 23 Sep 1837 in Randolph County, Alabama
    Mother: Mary S. WOODS * b: 1850 in Alabama

    Marriage 1 Mary Louisa CANTRELL b: 15 Jun 1879 in Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama
    • Married: 10 Feb 1898 in Winston County, Alabama
    1. Has Children Living WILLINGHAM
    2. Has Children Leora Calodina WILLINGHAM b: 1 Feb 1899 in Looney Tavern, Winston County, Alabama
    3. Has Children James Dewey (J. D.) WILLINGHAM b: 15 May 1899 in Mississippi
    4. Has Children Albert Justin (Bud) WILLINGHAM b: 28 Sep 1911 in Mississippi
    5. Has No Children Clemmie Dee Vivian WILLINGHAM b: 25 Jan 1915 in Philidelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi
    6. Has No Children Willie B. WILLINGHAM b: 7 Feb 1917 in Mississippi
    7. Has Children Living WILLINGHAM
    8. Has No Children Jessie Virgel (Jess) WILLINGHAM
    9. Has No Children Donald WILLINGHAM

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