Re: Joshua Wynne I, Joshua Wynne II, Joshua Wynne III
Thanks,Danny, for that information about Joshua Worsham. I checked back through my information about Thomas Worsham, and I see that he operated a ferry and later, a toll bridge. It seems that after his death, his widow, Elizabeth, was a partner in the operation of the toll bridge over Dan River, not the ferry (as I said earlier).
The information I have about Thomas Worsham's ferry is from Government Petitions, The Library of Virginia. The first petition was brought by Petitioners George Lumpkins & Thomas Worsham in Pittsylvania County on October 15, 1792. "Owners of land on the Dan River ask for the establishment of a ferry from their lands on either side." Includes notice & affidavit. Reel #153, Box 198, Folder 38.
In a second petition on December 9, 1801, Petitioners John Barnett & Others ask for a law to enable John Barnett, Thomas Barnett, John Walker & Thomas Worsham to build a toll bridge across the Dan River opposite the town of Danville. Reel #153, Box 198 Folder 74.
The third petition was brought by Petioner Elizabeth Worsham & Others on December 17, 1818. "Proprietors of a toll bridge across the Dan River ask for an increase in tolls." Includes list of tolls. Reel #153 Box 199 Folder 9.
That is the last information I have about Elizabeth Wynne, wife of Thomas Worsham.
Danny, I know you have been researching the town of Danville and its early inhabitants for a long time, and you have a lot of info about the Colonel William Wynne. Do you know if Colonel William Wynne has any living male descendants (still carrying the surname Wynne or Winn) who might be willing to participate in the Winn DNA project? The Winn DNA project need participants who can trace their lineage back to one of the sons of Joshua Wynne & Mary Jones --these sons include Joshua, Peter, Robert, Francis and of course, the Colonel William Wynne. That website is as follows: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ttg13/DNA/home.htmlhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ttg13/DNA/home.html