Grafton M. Worsham, a merchant at Smith’s Valley, is a native of Johnson County, born March 11, 1852, and is a son of the subject of the above sketch. He was reared and educated on a farm. His home was with his parents up to 1873, in which year he was united in marriage to Louisa Fullen. At the time of his marriage, Grafton began the battle of life as a farmer. One child, Rosa, was born unto this marriage, and later, the mother was called away in death. In 1877, Mr. Worsham married for a second wife, Katie Hughes, unto whom has been born two children, viz.: Johnnie D. and Stella B. Mr. Worsham was engaged in farming prior to 1887, in which year he embarked in mercantile pursuits at Smith’s Valley. His stock is general merchandise, and his trade lucrative. In politics, he is a democrat. He is a member of the Baptist Church, and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 917.