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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