Alfred W WORLEY Lucy Susannah Neal WILLIAMS Mini tree diagram

Pleasant WORLEY5,1,2

between 1782 and 17851,2 - 3rd Jul 18654

Life History

between 1782 and 1785

Born in Buckingham County, Virginia.1,2

16th Dec 1810

Married Lucy Susannah Neal WILLIAMS in Rutherford County, North Carolina.1

5th Mar 1837

Birth of son Alfred W WORLEY in Georgia.7,3,8


Resident in Division 15, Cherokee, Georgia.3

15th Mar 1862

Death of son Alfred W WORLEY in Yorktown, York, Virginia.6

3rd Jul 1865

Died in Cherokee County, Georgia.4

Jul 1865

Buried in Canton Family Cemetery, Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia.1


  • 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Georgia, 5 June, Canton District, P O Canton, page 15 (scan 673), Hse #107, Fam #114 Pleasant Worley 78 M Farmer $2500 Real Estate $985 Personal b Virginia [abt 1782] Susan Worley 68 F b South Carolina [abt 1792] --  page 15 -- Marietta Worley 23 F b Georgia [abt 1837]  Marietta is the same age as their son Alfred W Worley, who is recorded earlier on the same page.  If Marietta is their daughter (and not a granddaughter), it might mean she and Alfred are twins.  I note that their age would mean that if Susannah is their mother, she would have been 45 when they were born.  Some sources report she was born in 1795, which would make her about 42 at their birth.  Family sources report that Alfred is her son.  Living next door to Pleasant and Susannah is their don William W Worley, who is a Primitive Baptist minister.  1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Georgia, 5 June, Canton District, P O Canton, page 15 (scan 673), Hse #107, Fam #114 William W Worley 45 M Minister (P Baptist) $3000 Real Estate $2183 Personal b North Carolina [abt 1815] Liacain (?) Worley 40 b South Carolina [abt 1820] Isabella Worley 17 F b Georgia [abt 1843] James P Worley 15 F Student b Georgia [abt 1845] Samuel T Worley 12 F b Georgia [abt 1847] Ambrose Worley 6 F b Georgia [abt 1854] Liacain (same as mother) 2 F b Georgia [abt 1858]  On the other side of William is John Worley, who is likely a son of William.  1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Georgia, 5 June, Canton District, P O Canton, page 15 (scan 673), Hse #109, Fam #116 John Worley 20 M Farmer $125 Personal b Georgia [abt 1840] Mary Worley 19 F b Georgia [abt 1841]  The following notes on Pleasant "John" Worley are found in  Carter Alexander Worley's genealogy: Pleasant and Obadiah moved to Habersham in Georgia.  His brother Pleasant Worley lived at the foot of Yonah (elev. 3156 ft;) and Pink (elev.2623 ft. ) Mountains, about 4 miles South of East as the Crow flies.  Pleasant & Lucy Williams/Neal Worley  The second of the Worley boys to move into Habersham was named William. He m. Susan Hannah Hutcheson of Spartanburg County , SC where they lived a number of years, and where their children Woodson, Susan, Silas and James H. were reared. They are covered more completely in Part 8 of this series. It was a real estate deal of William's--one of many--that brought his brother Pleasant and Susannah and family into this county. Deed Book F, page 7 dated 3 Jan.1827 tells us that William Worley of Habersham County, GA deeds to Pleasant Worley of Rutherford County, N C a 250 acre tract of land.  This was Land Lot #166 Third District described as being on Yellowbank Creek in the Cool Springs District. [NOTE: The 1832 Lottery has two Pleasant Worleys listed in different Districts: Pleasant, "Sr." in "Captain Hughes District; and Starr's Book, shows one ')ust plain Pleasant" in "Mat. Gordon's Battalion 107th G.M.GA.--Capt. James R. Brock Distr." The writer believes there is sufficient evidence to identify this "Sr.", but not the other. Both men named Pleasant had 2 draws; in the case of "Sr." he was a veteran of the War of 1812, serving in Captain James Bradley's Co. of the 3rd NC Militia Regiment as confirmed by the application of his widowed wife for a Pension. We are uncertain why the other Pleasant Worley has 2 draws].  Pleasant paid William $300.00--which is about average for good farmland back the--for the 250 acre lot which William bought a Sheriff Sale 5 Dec.1826 for $20.00; and no doubt both men were satisfied with the deal. The steep mountain land lots of 490 acres in old Habersham could be had for as little as $25.00; and at a later period ownership of mountain land could be had just by registering at the Courthouse.  Pleasant and Susannah moved right next to Pink (and Yonah) Mountain on its western side, after 3 Jan.1827 with their first five children: Williams Washington b.1812, John (Pleasant?) b.1817, Hulda b.1819,Ambrose b.1821, and Ezekial Graham Worley b.1825. After living there some time Sarah (Sallie) was b. 1828, Piersoll Lumpkill (Bob) b. 1831, and Mary Etta was born in 1835. Not sure if Alfred W. (b.Mar.1838) was born before or after the move to Cherokee Co. There is no doubt that Allen Jasper, b. 1840, was born on the banks of the Etowah River, near Keithburg, 3 miles north of Canton, GA. [NOTE: Both of the last two sons were killed in the War Between the States]. The Habersham1830 US Census confirms 6 children at that time.  One photo herein shows a view looking toward Pink Mountain on the right, and cliff - faced Yonah on the left. This is looking East along Tom Bell Road to just where E. J .Biggers Road comes in on the right. There are several Bigger's houses that occupy much of th old Land Lot of the Worleys. The place is about one mile north of Cleveland, White County, Georgia and east of Hwy. 75. From the high ground here the Horse Range Mountain--where Pleasant's brother Obadiah lived--is easy to see about 4 miles westerly.  The two-people photo shows John "Johnny" Worley (the second child of Pleasant and Susannah to reach maturity) and Mary "Polly" Williams (daughter of Jonathan Williams and Jane-) not many years after they were married. Johnny was 17 years old when his family moved to the Cool Springs-Pink Mountain farm (now White County); and stayed there until he was about 30 years of age, apparently still single and waiting to find the "Just Right" young lady. He moved to Cherokee County, GA with his family; and pretty soon found the right one; and thus he and Polly were married shortly after moving.  They raised eight children to adulthood mostly at the "Worley Crossroads", in lower Pickens County. The "Dowdy-old-Mill" is about a mile west down the road on Sharp Mountain Creek, where remaining stonewalls identify the site. William Balaam Dowda, the miller, fIrst married Johnny's sister Hulda Worley, and after she died married Julianne Williams, sister to his wife Polly. Johnny lived at one time at Salacoa, and later moved west to near Fairmount, in (now) Bartow County, Georgia. There they gave the land for the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church across the road from their farmhouse; and they are both buried there in the church cemetery. More information can be found in the Cherokee and Pickens and Bartow County heritage books.  Served in War of 1812 in Capt James Bradley's Co, NC Militia  -- Ancestry World Tree,


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Georgia
    • 5 June, Canton District, P O Canton, page 15 (scan 673), Hse #107, Fam #114
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Georgia
    • 27 August, Division 15, page 899-900, Hse#671, Fam #673
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
  • 5. 1850 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Georgia
    • 27 August, Division 15, page 899-900, Hse #671, Fam #673
  • 6. American Civil War Soldiers
    • Name: Name: 16 Sources;;
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Georgia
    • 5 June, Canton District, P O Canton, page 15 (scan 673), Hse #101, Fam #108
  • 8. Karen Strand, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 25 January 2010

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