I am researching Willinghams in Fairfield SC and across the Broad River in Newberry SC. There was an estate settlement for a Leonard Suber around 1820 in Newberry and a James Ashford was listed. I have seen the Ashford name frequently in early 1800s Fairfield. In fact in 1791, William Willingham deeded to his grandson William Ashley, a minor, some land. I looked in 1790 census for Ashleys in Fairfield, but saw none. However, there were Ashfords. Several Willinghams from Fairfield moved to Alabama around 1850 period and of course some went on to Texas later.