Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 7 Fall 1983 – Query 23

August 1, 2010

Need info’ on Thos. WORTHINGTON 1773 – 1827 Ohio Senator? Governor, his wife and children: John E. Hanna Jr. 1800 N. Huntington St. Arlington, Va. 22205


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 5 Fall 1983 – Governor of Ohio

July 31, 2010

SKETCH OF THOMAS WORTHINGTON (Governor of Ohio)

-       Born 16 July 1773, Berkeley County, Virginia (now Jefferson Co. W.Va.) His father, CAPT. ROBERT WORTHINGTON. His mother, MARGARET MATHEWS. He married ELEANOR VAN SWEARINGEN 1796. Settled at Chillicothe, Ohio 1798, and was elected Governor of Ohio, 1814. Issue; 1 – Mary m. E. Tiffin, b. 1792 d. 1806; 2 – SARAH Ann b. 1800; 3 – JAMES TAYLOR b. 1802; 4 – ALBERT b. 1804; 5 – THOMAS b. 1807; 6 – MARGARET b, 1811; 7 -ELEANOR b. 1809; 8 – Francis b. 1819


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 4 Fall 1983 – Worthington / Langtree

July 31, 2010

THOMAS WORTHINGTON OF WORTHINGTON OF Worthington, England ESQ. mar. DOROTHY LANGTREE dau. of LANGTREE of Langtree. Issue: WILLIAM=MARGARET HALSEY; SUSAN unm. JOHN; AGNES = RICHARD WORTHINGTON

-       EDWARD WORTHINGTON of Worthington, England 1613 – Isald dau. of GILBERT Langtree; Issue: WILLIAM WORTHINGTON

-       EDWARD WORTHINGTON of Worthington, England = MARGARET dau. of JOHN ORRELL of Torton, England. Issue; THOMAS of Worthington 1613- Isald Langtree; RICHARD; ELIZABETH = RICHARD ASPIN; SUSAN


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 4 Fall 1983 – Worthington, Minnesota

July 31, 2010

Worthington, Minnesota

The town of Worthington, Minnesota was named for the Worthington family of Ohio, Among its members were Thomas Worthington, once Governor of that state. Worthington is one of the oldest names in America. From a member of the Worthington family it is learned that the named can be traced back to the time of the Norman Conquest in England. It is a Saxon name and originated before the time of William the Conqueror. The Saxons bearing the name lived in Derby, and there was a town of the same name. Some members of the family came to America on the Mayflower.
Submitted by: Worthington Community College, Worthington, Minnesota.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 2 Fall 1983 – Land Grant

July 31, 2010

Land Granted to Samuel Worthington Jr. then of Frederick Co, Vir. In Hampshire Co. Vir. – By Thomas Lord Fairfax – The Right Honoruable Thomas Fairfax, Baron of Cameron in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. To all to whom this present writing shall come, sends GREETING: Know ye that for good causes for in consideration of the compostion to me paid and for the annual rent herein after reserved. I have given granted and confirmed unto, Samuel Worthington Jr. of Frederick County a certain tract of waste and granted land near Patterson’s Creek in Hampershire Co; containing two hundred and ninety one Acres, assigns forever, He, the said Samuel Worthington and his heirs forever. Given at my office in the Frederick County under my hand and seal. Dated the 12th. Day or September 1770. Tho. Day Martin Seal, Samuel was the son of Samuel Worthington Sr. and Mary Simcock and brother to Robert called “Bobby Dunblaen”


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 2, Page 5 – Worthington, John (Sr.)

July 19, 2009

SKETCH OF JOHN WORTHINGTON, SR.: 1604-1691 Cheshire, England, buried at Mobberley mar. Marie Hobson d. 1658. Issue: John Jr. (q.v.); Frances mar.1667 Edward Morgan of Chester; Martha d. 1669 buried at Mobberley; Sarah, of Morley, Pownall Fee, Cheshire; mar. Benjamin Boult of Knowsley at Thos. Pott’s house, Pownall Fee; John Jr. b. 1628-1717 at Quarrel Bank, in Pownall Fee age 88; buried at Mobberley mar. Mary Owen Issue: Hannah 1659; Samuel 1661; Robert (q.v.); Ezra 1693 bur. Whitley; Martha 1669 bur. Mobberley; Esther of Hoyle d. 1896: Isaac; Sarah;


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 1, Page 8 April 1983 – Query 11

March 5, 2009

Want proof of parentage of JAMES WORTHINGTON b. 23 March 1781 in Pa. and his wife Nancy McGRAW b. 16 Sept. 1781 in Pa. They were living in Dunbar Twp. Fayette Co. Pa. in 1810. They were the parents of the following children, all born Fayette County, Pa.

  1. John, b. 1801 m. Ann Sarah Luther
  2. James, b. 1803; m. Ellenor
  3. Isabella, b. 1804p;; m. John Hall 31 August 1826
  4. Charles, b. 1813; m. Rachel Cartright
  5. Lindy (or Luty) b. 1825; m. Rosa Lee Sutherland

In 1836, James and Nancy and sons moved to Lawrence Co. Ohio to install iron furnaces there. They had worked in iron furnaces in Pa. Want proof that the James Worthington listed in 1800 census of Fayette Co., Dunbar Twp. is father of James Worthington, b. 1781. The James Worthington of the 1800 census is believed to be the son of Robert Worthington and his wife Ann. This Robert, known as Bobbie Dunblaen, was the son of Samuel and Sarah Symcock Worthington. Samuel was the son of the immigrant Quaker Robert Worthington and his first wife Alice Taylor.

Mrs. Ralph Della-Volpe
South Rd. Box 51
Millbrook, N.Y. 12545

* Note: This line connects to Governor Thomas Worthington of Ohio who used the motto similar to the one used in our heading for the coat of arms of Capt. John Worthington, “Worthy to bear the dignity of ones ancestors: Frances and Bette. The ancient Puritan family of Samuel Chew who through two of their daughters are my direct ancestors, marrying into the Worthington family through Charles m. Sarah Chew. This fine family have give much recorded history on the Worthingtons and the Chew girls (I) m. John Eager Howard.


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