James Madison Workman

26 February 1842–14 July 1923 (Age 81)
Bracken, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Madison

When James Madison Workman was born on 26 February 1842, in Bracken, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Walker Workman I, was 30 and his mother, Sophia Broshears, was 29. He married Martha Ann Hedges on 14 November 1865, in Oakland, Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Augusta, Bracken, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Brooksville, Bracken, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 14 July 1923, in Bracken, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Workman Cemetery, Powersville, Bracken, Kentucky, United States.

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James Madison Workman
Martha Ann Hedges
Marriage: 14 November 1865
Mary Jane Workman
George Lewis Workman
Charles Pinkard Workman
Orville Tracy Workman
Francis Workman
Alford Workman
Sylvester Workman
Monie Workman
Benjamin Franklin Workman

Spouse and Children

14 November 1865
Oakland, Warren, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 8

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • James M Workman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James M Workman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James M Workman in household of William Workman, "United States Census, 1860"

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