I'm already confused.:)There was a Thomas Willingham in Morgan Co. 1820, but the one in Morgan Co. already had children--five at least, with one extra, somewhat older male in the household--could have been a son. Capt Harper's District, Morgan GA, 1820 2 1 1 1 01 1 0 1
I can't see that this man would have given away three younger daughters but kept the sons and older daughters...makes no sense to me. He may be the Thomas Willingham in Newton Co. 1830--not sure. As I recall you had the one in Newton out of SC? Or is the Thomas in Morgan 1820 the son of William Willingham?
Thomas Willingham in Columbia 1820 was apparently unmarried, no children. Makes more sense he was the father of three girls born after 1822. Also makes sense that the one in Columbia married Ann Jones--who was in Columbia. But still the question of who he was--process of elimination says you're probably right about Wm.B.
There was a lot of movement from Columbia to Morgan and Walton in the 1820s. In 1820, a George Willingham was in Morgan, and there's a William Willingham there as well. However, both George, son of William, and William B. son of John were enumerated in Columbia 1820. I wonder if they got counted twice somehow? Or were the Morgan Willinghams a different family?Enoch Spinks who was married to Christina Willingham, dau. of John and Ann of Columbia,was in Morgan in 1820 as was Elijah Moon, son of Jesse Moon and Rachel Willingham. Jesse was still in Columbia 1820.
Of those Walton Willinghams you list from the 1830 census, the first four were married to Moons. The Moons began leaving Columbia for Walton about 1824--in 1827 Jesse Moon sold all their lands in Columbia. My guess is that the the Willinghams made the same move, same time. In fact, most of the Moon brothers + William B. Willingham, sold land parcels to Jesse about 1827 so he could put them all together for sale--he sold over 900 acres of land, both Moon and Willingham land, I suspect, to Juriah Harris 1827--and by 1830 they were all (with one exception who left Columbia shortly after that) in Walton. However, it's possible that the land William B. Willingham sold to Jesse was Jesse's mother's land--WB was excutor of her husband's estate and later, in Walton, listed as her agent. Whatever the details, the Willinghams and Moons always acted in concert because there were so many intermarriages.
Richard Shipp was also in Walton in 1830, with what seem to be the three Willingham girls in his household. Walton Co. GA 1830 01 2 1 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 1
His son John C. was also in Walton, married to Amy Moon, but I've never found a marriage record. My guess is that it was in Walton about 1828.
Always impresses me that you are able to keep the GA Willinghams straight--they just give me a headache!