W. T. Worley


    W. T. Worley, station agent at Chickamauga, also farmer and lumber dealer at the same place, was born July 14, 1847, in Cherokee County, Ga., and is the fourth of twelve children of Lodson and Evaline (Clayton) Worley. The father was born in North Carolina in 1812, and is now living in Cherokee County, Ga., where he has resided for the past fifty years. He is of French descent. He has been postmaster for nearly forty years. The mother was born in Forsyth County, Ga., in 1822, and is of Scotch descent. Her father, Seward C. Clayton is still living in Cherokee County, Ga., and is eighty-eight years old. Our subject received his education in the common schools of Cherokee County, and began working for himself at the age of twenty-two. He was baggage master on the Western & Atlantic Railroad for nine years and conductor on a through run for over a year. After marriage he engaged in farming, merchandising and milling, and, although he commenced life a poor man, he now owns 326 acres on the Western & Atlantic Railroad, well improved and well cultivated. Besides this he owns a saw mill in the Fifteenth District. In 1875 he married Miss Georgia A. Kaiser, a daughter of W. J. and Nancy (Howell) Kaiser. The father was born in North Carolina in 1815, and died in 1881. Mrs. Kaiser was born in North Carolina March 11, 1811, and died March 24, 1884. Mr. Worley is a Democrat in politics, and cast his first presidential vote for Horatio Seymour. By his marriage he became the father of three children: Mabel N., Clara M. and James Clark. Mrs. Worley was born October 8, 1851, and is an active worker in the Missionary Baptist Church.


Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887