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Descendants of Workman


Generation No. 3


3. JAMES3 WORKMAN (JOHN2, WORKMAN1) was born Abt. 1776, and died March 26, 1844. He married EDNEY FLOYD. She died September 27, 1866.

Notes for J
AMES WORKMAN:
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James Workman was the son of John Workman and his first wife Miss Watts.

Little is known of his early life. Relying upon the census of 1790, it seems safe to say that he was born before that date in the Newberry District; and that he moved with his father to Laurens District in 1797. Before 1800 his mother had died; his father had married Miss Elizabeth Montgomery of York District.

Many unfavorable stories regarding this step-mother and her step-children have been handed down. One concerning James may be of interest and also indicative of why he later made Newberry District his home.

These two did not get along well together; each disliked the other intensely. To spite James, step-mother Elizabeth secretly and deftly cut his rawhide whip, which he prized highly and always kept lying across racks on the wall ready for use. On one occasion, when he came in, took it down, and gave it a big pop over his head, "CRACK!" It fell apart just as she had planned. Instantly he knew who had done this. In his rage he turned and knocked his step-mother down with the stock end of the whip, which he still held in his hand. The blow stunned her and she fell to the floor. It was then that he realized what he had done. Knowing that he had to face not only his step-mother, but also his father, John Workman, he bolted away from home. On foot, he followed the course of Little River until he came to the area on the same river where John Floyd lived. Whether he found employment by Captain Floyd is not known, but it is certain that in 1809 he married Miss Edney Floyd, daughter of Captain John Floyd and Nancy Andrews.

By 1810 James had returned to Newberry District and had married Miss Edney Floyd, daughter of Captain John Floyd and Miss Nancy Andrews.

Edney Floyd Workman and her husband, James Workman owned land on Little River in Floyd Township of Newberry County. Here they reared their family: Madison Floyd, John Floyd, Cornelius Floyd, Andrews Floyd and Nannie Floyd.

Their graves are to be found in Floyd Cemetary.

They have many descendants in South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisianna, Virginia and Alabama.

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Contract for the sale of slaves
State of South Carolina
Newberry District

Know all men by those present that I, James Workman, of the state and district aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars to me in hand, paid, have bargained and sold to Madison F. Workman, as trustee for, Mrs. Edney Workman, appointed by the Court of Equity at Newberry Court House, nine negroes - viz: Stephen, Edy, Mary, Esther, Silvy, Milly, Amy, Rachel and Harriet - to have and hold, all and singular, the negroes above mentioned unto Madison F. Workman, his heirs for ever defend unto the said Madison F. Workman for the sole and seperate use above mentioned. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 24th day of October in the year of our Lord 1842.

James Workman

Witnesses:
William Peterson
W.F. Peterson

Notes for E
DNEY FLOYD:
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The graves of James and Edney Workman are to be found in Floyd Cemetary, Newberry County, South Carolina, located about 12 miles northwest of Newberry Courthouse, on old road to "Belfast", about 100 yards from new highway.

Headstone inscriptions read:

Sacred
To the memory
of
James Workman
Died March 26, 1844

Sacred
To the memory
of
Edney Workman
who departed the life
September 27th, 1866

Source: George Leland Summer, Sr.'s. Newberry County, S.C., Historical and Geneological, p.450.
     
Children of J
AMES WORKMAN and EDNEY FLOYD are:
6. i.   MADISON FLOYD4 WORKMAN, b. August 15, 1810; d. May 20, 1881.
7. ii.   JOHN FLOYD WORKMAN, b. July 15, 1810; d. May 01, 1873.
8. iii.   CORNELIUS FLOYD WORKMAN, d. April 06, 1854.
  iv.   ANDREWS FLOYD WORKMAN, d. July 1864; m. MARY PITTS.
  Notes for ANDREWS FLOYD WORKMAN:
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Entered Confederate Army as a private on January 12, 1864 - 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, Company B. Died of disease in July of 1864.

  More About ANDREWS FLOYD WORKMAN:
Military service: January 12, 1864, Civil War - 1st South Carolina Volunteers, Company B

  v.   NANNIE FLOYD WORKMAN, b. July 03, 1813, Newberry County; d. July 21, 1904; m. JOHN LEWIS.


4. SAMUAL3 WORKMAN (JOHN2, WORKMAN1) He married ELIZABETH PATTERSON.
     
Children of S
AMUAL WORKMAN and ELIZABETH PATTERSON are:
  i.   ROBERT4 WORKMAN, d. 1848; m. SALLY COWAN.
9. ii.   JOSEPH MARTIN WORKMAN, b. 1829; d. 1862.
10. iii.   JAMES E. WORKMAN, b. 1824; d. 1862.
  iv.   AUSTIN WORKMAN, m. MARGARET LYLES.
  v.   SAMUEL D. WORKMAN, m. OZZIE REED.
11. vi.   HUGH WORKMAN.
  vii.   SUSAN WORKMAN, m. WILLIAM WATSON.
  viii.   REBECCA WORKMAN, m. MARION MONTJOY.
  ix.   POLLY WORKMAN, m. THOMAS WATSON.


5. HUGH3 WORKMAN (JOHN2, WORKMAN1) He married MARY TAYLOR, daughter of TAYLOR and MARTHA.

Notes for H
UGH WORKMAN:
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Hugh Workman, youngest son of John Workman and Miss Watt, ws a hatter by trade. He lived in Laurens County.

From the notes of Thomas M. Workman, a descendant, the following is quoted, "At the early age of four, my grandfather, Hugh Workman, son of John Workman, the cooper, was apprenticed or bound out to a man, named James Caldwell, on account of a step-mother, Elizabeth Montgomery. At fourteen he was turned loose and he learned the hatter's trade of Montgomery, besides gong to school some. He married Mary Taylor, the youngest daughter of William Taylor, "The Smoker," who lived two miles east of Laurens. He was a weaver by trade, having served years for his trade.

Hugh Workman and his wife, Mary Taylor, were members of Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church whre they are buried. Their many descendants are widely scattered. Very few records were obtained.

Notes for M
ARY TAYLOR:
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From the notes of Thomas M. Workman, a descendant, the following is quoted, "My grandmother, Mary Taylor Workman was an excellent weaver and she told me many things. Her mother, Martha Taylor, lived until 1844 aged some 101 years and upwards. According to my grandmother's own words, her marriage to Hugh Workman was an elopement. Billy, "the smoker", didn't want his daughter to marry at all. One day she walked out to where he was working, told him she was going to marry and walked right off and was married to Hugh. My great grandfather, James Blakely
     
Children of H
UGH WORKMAN and MARY TAYLOR are:
12. i.   JOHN C.4 WORKMAN, b. June 12, 1822; d. June 04, 1871.
13. ii.   MARGARET E. WORKMAN, b. May 09, 1831; d. February 14, 1892.
14. iii.   SAMUEL JAMES WORKMAN, b. June 08, 1835; d. November 05, 1913.
  iv.   MARTHA WORKMAN, m. LEANDER MILAM.
15. v.   MARY J. WORKMAN.
  vi.   ROBERT F. WORKMAN.
  vii.   EMILY WORKMAN.


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