This is the family of my former husband, Jimmy Wooten. Our daughter,
now 30 is searching for her heritage. I have heard that the HENRYs were Cherokee and lived on the reservation in SC or maybe
NC. I can't actually recall.
I know that Irene Henry
had a brother, John Henry, who married John Wesley "Wes" Wooten's half-sister, Gloria Galloway.
These are the parents of John Freeman Henry. I knew John and he was out in the lake with Jimmy the day he drowned. Jimmy tried
to save him but he couldn't.
Jimmy, Johnny and Dinky were out in the middle of the lake in a boat.
Johnny became disoriented and wanted off the boat. Not realizing he was in the middle of the lake, Johnny stood up to get
off, Jimmy tried to get him to sit down and the boat capsized. Johnny panicked and Jimmy was trying to pull him to the boat
but Johnny was fighting him, eventually sinking, taking Jimmy with him. Johnny had a death grip on Jimmy's belt buckle, so
Jimmy had to unbuckle the belt or be pulled down too. Jimmy always believed he should have been able to save Johnny but in
truth, he could not save a panicky person, fighting him. No one could have. Not even a professional rescuer. It was
a terrible accident...preventable by their not being in the boat, in the lake, in the first place but an accident
When Jimmy and I were first married, we stayed a week with his
& Rosa Craig Galloway in Walhalla, SC. Jimmy's great
grandmother was still living at that time. She spent most of her time in bed. The house had no electricity,
no indoor plumbing and they heated with a wood burning stove in the living room. There was only a rocking
chair for sitting near the warmth of the stove. The walls were covered with torn apart cardboard boxes for insulation and
there wasn't a coat of paint, inside or out.
While we were there,
a thunderstorm came and I loved hearing the rain on the tin roof. We had quilts to sleep under and kerosene lamps to
light the room. One night I had to go to the outhouse out back..it was so dark I couldn't see my hand in front of my
face! I went back to get a flashlight but there wasn't one so I had to take a kerosene lamp. I did not like that.
Charlie Galloway, had been a constable and his grandmother, *Rosa
Lee Angeline Lulabell Craig, had been a mid-wife. She told me she
had delivered over 500 babies during her life-time.
What I have so far. Thanks to Sandra Prince and Kurt Wootan (Wooten DNA project)
+ Lanzudder "Tootsie" ___
Posey Wooten, b. 1854 Clayton,Rabun Co.,GA; d. Feb 28, 1928, Rabun, Co GA
+ Julia Ann Cantrell, b. abt 1855 GA
Samuel Wooten, b. abt 1882, GA
"Ed" Elisha Wootten, b. abt 1893, Clayton, Rabun, GA; d. ?
+ Rosa Lee A.Lulabell. Craig, b. Aug 11, 1907, Clayton, Rabun Co, GA; d. Jan 9, 1985, Walhalla, Oconee Co., SC
Samuel Wooten, b.
Edward Elisha Wooten, b. Mar. 22, 1928, Clayton, Rabun, GA ; d. Nov 15, 1983, Henderson, NC
+ Mildred Barnes
John Wesley Wooten, b. May 18, 1930; d. Dec 1, 1990, SC.
Velma Irene Henry, b: Apr 6, 1937 Highlands, Macon Co.,NC; d: July 14,1972 Oconee Co., SC
Robert Wooten, b.
abt 1893, GA
Monia H. Wooten, 1898 - 1947,
Clayton, Rabun Co., GA
Ramey, B. May 2, 1890
Henry, b: Jun 15, 1894, Macon Co., NC; d: Jun. 11, 1972, Franklin, Macon Co., NC; buried Ellijay Missionary Baptist Cemetery , Macon Co., NC NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1970-74; Certificate: 22A107
+ 1. Lexie B. Ammons, b: 1906 d.1933
1. Frank Henry, 1924-1996
2. David Henry, b: Mar. 18, 1931,NC; d: Nov. 16, 1950, Ellijay, Macon Co., NC
+ 2. Britanna "Brittie" Webb,
b: May 25, 1893, Macon Co., NC; d. Dec 1, 1999, Macon Co., NC; m: Jan 28,1920 Macon Co. NC. (d/o Ben
Webb & Ruth McCall)
Roosevelt H Henry, b. abt 1923
2. Annie Mae Henry, b. July
14, 1924, Highlands, Macon Co., NC;
Fairder Henry, b. abt 1926
Velma Irene Henry b: Apr 6, 1937 Highlands, Macon Co.,NC, d: July 14,1972 Oconee Co., SC (Irene had
a daughter before marrying Wes, her name was Rose or Rosetta, and was raised by Brittie, her mother.)
+ John Wesley "Wes" Wooten, b: May 18,1930; d: Dec. 1, 1990
James Wesley "Jimmy" Wooten, b. Nov 19, 1955, Oconee Co., SC; d. Apr 5, 2011, Candler, Buncombe Co, NC; cremated/no
Sarah Katherine "Kathy" Vesser, b. June 2, 1953, Jefferson City, Jefferson Co. TN; d. May 10, 2012, Ashville,
NC (CarePartners Hospic and Palliative Care John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center ) ; cremated/no headstone
Jamie Wreath Wooten, b. Oct 2, 1982 Oconee Co., SC; d. Oct 2, 1982, Oconee Co, SC; burial unknown
Douglas "Dink" Wooten
Bartow Wooten, died at 18 months of age
Tony Lee Wooten, b. Sept 30, 1963, Henderson Co., NC; d. Sept 12, 2003, SC
Terry Dale Wooten (1966-1993)
5. Charlie T. Henry (could
this be "Uncle Tinny" Jimmy spoke of?)
6. Roy A. Henry
7. Bessie I. Henry, b. (m.
Carl Lee Zachary)
8. Ruth Henry (m. Beck)
|John Wesley Wooten - Army
|Submitted by Sandra Wooten Prince, NC
|John Wesley Wooten, June 1957 (27 yrs)
|Submitted by Sandra Wooten Prince, NC
|Rosie Wooten Craig, Charlie Galloway - late 1970s
|Mother and step-father of John W. Wooten
|Tony Lee Wooten 1963-2003
|Terry Dale Wooten 1966-1993