Worth County was created in 1852 from the territory of
Dooly and Irwin Counties.
The men appointed to layoff the county and established
its boundaries were Jonathan Smith of Irwin County and Elijah B. Pate of
The records of Worth County were burned, but we find many
pioneer citizens of Turner County's territory were prominent in all political
and civil affairs.
Daniel Henderson, Lott Whiddon, the Davis family. the
Story family, the Fillyaw family, the Hobby family, were all prominent
and served in various positions of trust and honor until the creation of
Turner County. Col. Andrew J. Davis was Judge of the County Court of Worth
at the creation of Turner County.
Records of marriages in Worth County were burned and a
complete record could not be obtained.
Those secured are given below:
1855--Charles Wheelis - Mary Hobby, Danl. Henderson, J.
1856--Alfred Story - Pinkney Goff, Wm. Keen, J. P.;
- Sarah Thompson, D. Henderson, J. I. C.
1857--R. G. Ford - Susan Hobby, G. C. Powell, M. G.
1857--John C. Sumner - Mary Hobby, Thomas Young, J. P.
1858--Willis Story (son of Richard Story) - Mary Johnston.
Wm. Reeves. J. P.
1860--Alfred Newell - Lucinda Pate, Warren Dykes, M.
1860--Andrew J. Sutton - Mirah Roberts, Thos. I. Young,
1862--James N. Hobby - Catherine Henderson. J. W. Rouse,
1856--Dr. T. W. Tyson - Georgiana Ford, Warren Dykes,
1870--Micajah Roberts - Sylvania Blanchard, Ben Barbee,
1878--Tillman Fillyaw - Bennie Goff, Isaac Hobby, M.
1878--M. Brock - Rebecca Pitts, W. R. Williams, J. P.
1878--Daniel H. Davis - Mary Ann Bowman, Rev. J. J. Davis.
1883--J. M. Pate - E. A. Cone, A. J. Owens, J. P.
1889--Rev. J. J. Davis (second wife) - Betsey Stephens,
W. A. Davis, N. P.
1889--J. F. Huggins - Polly Cravey, C. L. Royal, J. P.
1889--John W. Nipper - M. E. White, A. A. Collins, J.
1885--Shep W. Odom - F. E. Kerce, A. A. Collins, J. P.
1877--Willis J. Odom - Betsey J. Story, S. M. Hunt, J.
1887--Jacob Z. Paulk - Elizabeth Cravey, C. L. Royal,