Michele, go to James Henry WhitworthFind a graveBanqueteTexas.James Henry Whitworth is my grandfather and is the first husband of Amelia E. Johnson(b)3 Feb. 1876(d) 1 Nov. 1968.Amelia E. Johnson married Jas. Henry Whitworth, (b) 25 June 1870(d) 27 March 1961,on 5October 1892 Bastrop County, Texasand divorced 21 December 1892. Lee Montrial Whitworth was born17 July 1893Bastrop County.Amelia E. Johnson Whitworth married Joe Wortham Bennight 4 November 1894, Lee M Whitworth then took the name of Bennight.
My father is Benjamin Felix Whitworthand is Lee's half brother.My grandparents had nine children, 6 that survived, one daughter and 5 sons.We always knew Grandpa James Henry, had a son and my aunt Stella corresponded with Lee for a while and he stopped writing.My grandpa was up on the bluff walking while his son Lee was down on the shore waiting for his son, my granpa's grandson to be found in 1941 when he drowned in the bay in Corpus Christi, Texas - just watching over his son in sorrow.Transportation, of course was not like it is today, so there was little contact after the divorce.I am not sure when grandpa learnedshe was expecting a baby.Maybe not until after he was born.
I am interested in finding out information on Lee's family, his sons and daughters and their children and grandchildren.My children were surprised to learn their grandpa Ben had a half brother.He was always a presence but no one knew much about him.Grandpa and Grandma (Mary Emma Byrd)married on January 23, 1894 in Bastrop County and moved away lived in Dale where my father was born, then to Mendoza, Tex and on to Nueces County near Corpus Christi, Texas in 1913 and was there the rest of their lives.
Any information you would like to share would be appreciated.