Eliza Ann O’Quinn

Eliza Ann O’Quinn [1] was born ca 1834 in Deep­step, Wash­ing­ton County, Geor­gia, the daugh­ter of Allen and Mary Ann O’Quinn. After mov­ing with her par­ents to Mus­cogee County, Geor­gia, she was mar­ried there 09 Novem­ber 1851 to John H. Walsing­ham, who had been born in Geor­gia ca 1820. It is prob­able that Eliza died prior to 1860, since her name does not appear in census records in that year.

Eliza’s hus­band, John H Walsing­ham, age 40, occu­pa­tion drum­mer, is lis­ted in the 1860 census in Fulton County, Geor­gia in a res­id­ence (prob­ably a board­ing house) with 26 other persons.

John and Eliza Walsing­ham had one child:

1.1 John Lafay­ette Walsingham

John Lafay­ette Walsing­ham [1.1] was born 18 Octo­ber 1852 in Flor­ida, the son of John H. and Eliza Ann Walsing­ham [1]. The 1860 census shows him liv­ing with his grand­par­ents, Allen and Mary Ann O’Quinn, in Taylor County, Flor­ida. In 1870, he is engaged in farm­ing and is liv­ing in Taylor County with Martha C. Pop­pell, age 45, and her four children.

Two years later, 20 June 1872, John Walsing­ham was mar­ried in Taylor County to Sarah Amanda Frances Vic­tory Dur­den. Sara Dur­den (some­times called Frances) was born 26 Octo­ber 1851 in Abe Springs, Cal­houn County, Flor­ida, the daugh­ter of Jesse H. Dur­den and his wife, the former Mary Foster Whit­ting­ton.

Jesse Dur­den had been born 11 Novem­ber 1828 in Baker County, Geor­gia, mar­ried in 1848, and died in 1861 in Jack­son County, Flor­ida, killed by reneg­ades. Mary Foster Whit­ting­ton was born 22 Septem­ber 1828 in Geor­gia, and died in 1920 in Taylor County, Flor­ida, where she was bur­ied in the Lake Bird Meth­od­ist Church Cemetery.

John Lafay­ette Walsing­ham died 20 June 1923 in Alachua County, Flor­ida, and is bur­ied there in Ever­green Cemetery. His wife, Sarah Frances Walsing­ham, died 10 May 1930 in Pinel­las County, Flor­ida, where she is bur­ied in Ever­green Cemetery.

The 1910 census shows that Sarah Frances Walsing­ham was the mother of eight chil­dren, seven liv­ing. Names of the seven liv­ing chil­dren were:

1.1.1 Jesse Jef­fer­son Ancil Lafay­ette Walsing­ham, born 24 Octo­ber 1873
1.1.2 Mary F. Walsing­ham, born 12 Septem­ber 1875
1.1.3 John Allen Ran­dolph Green Walsing­ham, born 22 April 1877
1.1.4 Alice Melissa Van­delia Chaf­fe­lin Walsing­ham, born 24 March 1879
1.1.5 Eldie Walsing­ham (male), born 30 August 188?
1.1.6 Wil­liam Andrew Walsing­ham, born 23 Septem­ber 1886
1.1.7 Clarcie Lil­lie Walsing­ham, born 10 Septem­ber 1889

Jesse Jef­fer­son Ancil Lafay­ette Walsing­ham [1.1.1] was born 24 Octo­ber 1873 at Lake Bird, Taylor County, Flor­ida, the son of John Walsing­ham [1.1] and his wife Sarah. Some­time prior to 1900 he moved to Hills­bor­ough (now Pinel­las) County, Flor­ida, where he mar­ried Mary Adona Eliza­beth O’Quinn on 08 April 1897. Mary O’Quinn [4.5] was the daugh­ter of Andrew Mar­tin O’Quinn [4] and his wife, the former Mary Adona Eliza­beth McMullen.

While liv­ing in Largo, Jesse Ancil Walsing­ham was act­ive in com­munity affairs and was one of the ori­ginal 25 mem­bers of the Board of the Pinel­las County Fair Asso­ci­ation when it was organ­ised on 26 Octo­ber 1917. He served as a mem­ber of its first Exec­ut­ive Com­mit­tee and headed its cit­rus depart­ment. When the Fair Asso­ci­ation ceased to exist on 01 August 1928, Jesse Ancil Walsing­ham was appoin­ted the first paid gen­eral man­ager of the fair at an annual salary of $1,800.

Jesse Jef­fer­son Ancil Lafay­ette Walsing­ham died 09 March 1961 in the Sun­coast Osteo­pathic Hos­pital at Largo, Pinel­las County, Flor­ida. The death cer­ti­fic­ate states that he was 87 years old, a wid­ower, and the owner of cit­rus groves. He had been a res­id­ent of the area for 65 years and cur­rently lived with his son, Roy B. Walsing­ham, at [address ommited] in Largo. he was bur­ied 13 March 1961 in Lone Pil­grim Cemetery, Largo.

The 1900 census records show that Mary Walsing­ham was the mother of four chil­dren, two liv­ing. One addi­tion child was born after 1900, mak­ing a total of five:

1.1.1.1 _____ Walsing­ham, born and died 1897/1900
1.1.1.2 _____ Walsing­ham, born and died 1897/1900
1.1.1.3 Sumter Loy Walsing­ham, born 17 Feb­ru­ary 1898
1.1.1.4 Carl Bryan Walsing­ham, Sr., born 24 Janu­ary 1900
1.1.1.5 Roy B. Walsing­ham, born ca 1906

Sumter Loy Walsing­ham [1.1.1.3] was born 17 Feb­ru­ary 1898, the son of Jesse Walsing­ham [1.1.1.] and his wife Mary. The 1900 and 1910 census records show him liv­ing with his par­ents in Hills­bor­ough (now Pinel­las) County, Flor­ida. He died 16 Novem­ber 1956 in Pinel­las County.
Carl Bryan Walsing­ham, Sr. [1.1.1.4] was born 24 Janu­ary 1900, the son of Jesse Walsing­ham [1.1.1.] and his wife Mary. The 1900 and 1910 census records show him liv­ing with his par­ents in Hills­bor­ough (now Pinel­las) County, Flor­ida. He later mar­ried Ophelia Gates and the union res­ul­ted in at least one child, Carl Bryan Walsing­ham, Jr. [1.1.1.4.1]; noth­ing is known of any pos­sible addi­tional children.

Dur­ing much of his life, Carl Bryan Walsing­ham, Sr. was act­ive in the Amer­ican Legion and served as the first cxom­mander of the Heisler-Johnson Post 119 in Largo, when it received its charter on 27 March 1940.

Carl Bryan Walsing­ham, Sr. died 28 Novem­ber 1975 in the Sun­coast Osteo­pathic Hos­pital, Largo, Pinel­las County, Flor­ida. The death cer­ti­fic­ate states that he was 75 years of age, lived at 461 Fourth Street, S. W., largo, and was a retired inspector with the Fed­eral and State Agri­cul­ture Depart­ment. He was bur­ied 01 Decem­ber 1975 in the Lone Pil­grim Cemetery, Largo. [Appendix note]

Mary F. Walsing­ham [1.1.2] was born 12 Septem­ber 1875 in Taylor County, Flor­ida, the daugh­ter of John Walsing­ham [1.1] and his wife sarah. The 1880 census shows her liv­ing with her par­ents in Taylor County; she evid­ently died before 1885 since she does not appear in the Flor­ida state census of that doat nor any suc­ceed­ing fed­eral census.
John Allen Ran­dolph Green Walsing­ham [1.1.3] was born 22 April 1877 in Taylor County, Flor­ida, the son of John Walsing­ham [1.1] and his wife Sarah. Some­time prior to 1902, he mar­ried Lil­lie Ruth Meares. The 1910 census lists his occu­pa­tion as build­ing con­tractor and shows him liv­ing in Pinel­las County, Flor­ida with his wife and three chil­dren. another child was born after 1910, bring­ing the total issue to four:

1.1.3.1  Gladys Walsing­ham, born ca 1902
1.1.3.2  Violet Walsing­ham, born ca 1905
1.1.3.3  John Shel­don Walsing­ham, born 20 Septem­ber 1908
1.1.3.4  James Lucian Walsing­ham, born 27 April 1911

Gladys Walsing­ham [1.1.3.1] was born ca 1902, the daugh­ter of John Walsing­ham [1.1.3] and his wife Ruth. She was mar­ried to Joe Campbell.
Violet Walsing­ham [1.1.3.2] was born ca 1905, the daugh­ter of John Walsing­ham [1.1.3] and his wife Ruth. Whe is mar­ried to Mor­ris Boggs and, as of this writ­ing, live in Hol­i­day, Pasco County, Florida.
John Shel­don Walsing­ham [1.1.3.3] was born 20 Septem­ber 1908 at Largo, Pinel­las County, Flor­ida, the son of John Walsing­ham [1.1.3] and his wife Ruth. he was mar­ried to Eunice B. Lyon and died 14 Janu­ary 1979 in Pinel­las County.
James Lucian Walsing­ham [1.1.3.4] was born 27 April 1911 in Pinel­las County, Flor­ida, the son of John Walsing­ham [1.1.3] and his wife Ruth.
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2 Comments

  1. Kat Shea
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I came across your fam­ily while work­ing on the gene­a­logy of a friend who is des­cen­ded from Wil­liam Andrew Walsing­ham. You show Sarah Amanda Frances Vic­tory Walsing­ham as being bur­ied in Ever­green Cemetery with her hus­band John Lafay­ette Walsing­ham. In my work, I found her bur­ied in St. Peters­burg and John, who is bur­ied near Gains­ville, is bur­ied with his second ‘wife’ Sophro­nia St. Johns.
    I also found a tree on genealogy.com that says Sarah Amanda Frances… ‘mar­ried’ Lar­kin Mus­grove (who was involved with her father’s murder in 1860, and described as a bigam­ist). I do find that the Walsing­ham men seemed to move on from the mother of their chil­dren after a while.
    I’m try­ing to find hard doc­u­ments to back up my work rather than rely­ing on fam­ily trees (they all say some­thing dif­fer­ent). Do you have mar­riage doc­u­ments or death list­ings, or other evidence?

  2. sam
    Posted September 23, 2014 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    My father was the gene­a­lo­gist, when I have time I will look through his papers and see if I can find his sources. Thanks for your comments.

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