ARCHIBALD GRESHAM

1753 – 1823

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Submitted by Key Gresham-Blab

Obituary from GA newpaper:

Archibald Gresham, Esq.

…He moved with his father to North Carolina (Orange Co.) as a child and was elected there to serve as Justice of Inferior Court. He was a revolutionary soldier and a resident of Georgia for 35 years. He served Greene County three times as a Legislator and 15 years as justice of the Inferior Court. He commanded a militia unit of the county during the War of 1812. He was a Baptist for 14 years and left a widow and 6 children when he died February 23, 1823 at his residence, which is about 7 miles outside Greensboro. He is buried in Oakland Cemetary.

Archibald was married to Nancy Rhodes, the daughter of William Rhodes and Mary Baker.

Generation No.1

Children of Archibald Gresham and Nancy Rhodes are:

  1. (2.) Sterling Holcombe Rhodes Gresham, b: 1792 Washington County, D.C. ; d: August 19, 1849, Greene County, Georgia
  2. Young Felix Gresham, b: ? ; d: ?
  3. Frances Adelaide Gresham, b: ? ; m: Thomas Rhodes, October 29, 1817, Greene County, Georgia
  4. (3.) Matilda Gresham, b: ? ; d: ?
  5. Polly Gresham, b: ? ; d: ?
  6. Nancy Gresham, b: ? ; d: ?
  7. Sarah Gresham, b: ? ; d: ?

Generation No.2

2. Sterling Holcombe Rhodes Gresham was born 1792 in Washington County, D.C. and died August 19, 1849 in Greene County, Georgia.

He married (1) Mary Elizabeth Wingard on January 9, 1821 in Georgetown, D.C.

He married (2) Catherine E. Wingard on December 3, 1834 in Georgetown, D.C. (they were sisters)

Children of Sterling Gresham and Mary Wingard are:

  1. (4.) Sterling Archibald Gresham, M.D., b: September 1, 1826, District of Columbia; d: March 22, 1877 Greene County, Georgia
  2. Frances Anne Gresham, b: ? ; m: Albert A. Veasey, March 30, 1841
  3. Laura U. Gresham, b: ? ; d: ?
  4. Ann Elizabeth Gresham, b: 1830
  5. Augusta Gresham, b: 1831, Washington County, D.C.
  6. Georgiana Gresham, b: 1832, Washington County, D.C. ; married John B. Carter, May 21, 1851

Children of Sterling Gresham and Catherine Wingard are:

  1. (5.) Young Felix Gresham, b: February, 18, 1836, Greene County, Georgia ; d: April 13, 1895
  2. (6.) Marceline a. Gresham, b: 1840, Greene County, Georgia ; d: 1897, Greene County, Georgia
  3. Albert Young Gresham, b: 1842, Greene County, Georgia; m: Emma E. Lindsey, January 9, 1866, Greene County, Georgia
  4. Marion Burt Gresham, b: 1844, Greene County, Georgia
  5. Mary Ann Gresham, b: 1844, Greene County, Georgia

3. Matilda Gresham was born “?”. She married James R. Jenkins, April 19, 1807 in Greene County, Georgia

Children of Matilda Gresham and James Jenkins are:

  1. Sterling Gresham Jenkins, b: ? ; d: ?
  2. Pleasant C. Jenkins, b: ? ; d: ?
  3. James R. Jenkins, b: ? ; d: ?
  4. Frances Adelaide Jenkins, b: ? ; d: ?

Generation No.3

Sterling Archibald Gresham, M.D. was born September 1, 1826 in Washington Co, D.C. and died March 22, 1877 in Greene County, Georgia. He married Sarah Elam Stokes on June 5, 1849 on June 5, 1849, Greene County, Georgia. Sarah was the daugher of Ignatious Stokes and Pheobe Gordon

Children of Sterling Gresham and Sarah Stokes are:

  1. Laura Frances Gresham, b: December 25, 1850, Greene County, Georgia; d: February 5, 1855
  2. (7.) Mary Eliza Gresham, b: July 26, 1853, Greene County, Georgia; d: 1944, Greene County, Georgia
  3. Sarah Vernon Gresham, b: January 26, 1856, Greene County, Georgia; m: Mr. Ingram; d: 1936
  4. (8.) Sterling Stokes Gresham, b: September 24, 1859, Greene County, Georgia; d: August 9, 1932
  5. (9.) Ellen Virginia Gresham, b: April 26, 1862, Greene County, Georgia; d: May 27, 1934 Athens, Georgia
  6. John Carter Gresham, b: February 23, 1865 Greene County, Georgia; d: ?
  7. Irene Victoria Gresham, b: January 4, 1868, Greene County, Georgia; m: Haime Morgan, June 1891; d: August 1925

5. Young Felix Gresham was born February 18, 1835 in Greene County, Georgia and died April 13, 1895. He was married to Sarah Jane Baugh on June 15, 1858 in Greene County, Georgia.

Children of Young Gresham and Sarah Baugh are:

  1. Laura Jane Gresham, b: 1859; d: ?
  2. James Young Gresham, b: 1863; d: 1917
  3. Albert Evans Gresham, b: 1863; d: 1904
  4. Franklin Baugh Gresham, b: 1865; d: ?

6. Marceline A. Gresham was born 1840 in Greene County, Georgia and died 1897 in Greene County, Georgia. She married Richard Henry Baugh on May 12, 1858 in Greene County, Georgia.

Child of Marceline Gresham and Richard Baugh is:

  1. Ollie Gregory Baugh, b: 1875; m: Julia Eliza Little, 1903, Greene County, Georgia; d: 1942, Greene County, Georgia.

Generation No.4

7. Mary Eliza Gresham was born July 26, 1853 in Greene County, Georgia and died 1944 in Greene County, Georgia. She was married to Walter Gregory Little on December 17, 1874, Greene County, Georgia

8. Sterling Stokes Gresham was born September 24, 1859 in Greene County, Georgia and died August 9, 1932. He married Antoinette Elizabeth Watson.

9. Ellen Virginia Gresham was born April 26, 1862 in Greene County, Georgia and died May 27, 1934 in Athens, Georgia. She married Talfourd Smith on August 13, 1844 in Greene County, Georgia. He was the son of James Smith and Caroline Swindall.

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