Blog Query: Sarah R. Howard

October 3, 2011

Below was in a comment on a blog post here and am hoping some of the readers may be able to help Sharon out.

From: Sharon Ellis sharonellis@yahoo.com

Russ,

My Sarah R. Howard was born around 1794 in Scott County, Kentucky, which is where Georgetown, Ky is located, outside of Lexington. She married Lyman Merriman and moved with him to central Illinois, where they are buried.

Because the Scott Co. courthouse burned twice in the 1800s, there are not many records. When I’ve googled “Howard” + Scott County KY”, the only Howard I’ve found is John Howard, John B. Howard, and John Bazel Howard.

John was listed as John B. Howard and John Bazel Howard on two early Scott Co Ky censuses. I think it was 1800 and 1820. He witnessed a will of a MD native (who was part of the Catholic immigration into that part of Ky) around 1808 or 1810 as “John Howard”, if I remember correctly.

I didn’t know if “Bazel” was a misspelling of Basil, or if it was a family name associated with the Howard family that was given to him as his middle name. Are you familiar with any Bazel family members who may have married into either the MD or VA Howard families? I’ve found people in MD with the Bazel surname and probably need to research the Bazel family to see if I find any intermarriage with the Howards.

My assumptions, which could be wrong, are that John Bazel Howard immigrated to Ky with part of the 65 or so Catholic families from MD who agreed to settle in Kentucky. Part settled in Nelson Co Ky below Louisville, and part of the group who didn’t like Nelson Co settled instead in Scott Co, outside of Lexington.

I assume that Sarah R Howard was John Bazel Howard’s daughter. I have no record of him moving to central Illinois, when Sarah “Sally” left Scott Co. with her husband and his family. in the early 1830s. I did once find a John B. Howard in Butler Co., Ky, (I think around 1840 or so). Butler Co is 150 mi. southwest of Scott Co. I didn’t see an age for that John B Howard.

I’m hoping this will ring a bell, or that you will eventually stumble across something in all your Howard research that might provide a clue or two. Would love to see your Howard ancestors and their dates/locations listed, sometime.

Thanks,
Sharon Ellis


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

August 1, 2010

Researching ROBERT WORTHINGTON B. ca. 1811, Indiana war perhaps three times  (1) METILDA LAWRENCE, 1833; Alexander Co. Ill.; (2) RACHEL DEXTER 1841 Alexander Co. Ill.; (3) CATHERINE HAWES  (nee CASTER) First two marriages only guess. On 1850 Pulaski Co. Ill, census, children per census ELIZABETH 1835, Ky.; LUCINDA 1841, Ky.; BENJAMIN 1845, Ky. and twin RACHEL; ROBERT 1847, Ky.; NANCY 1850 KY.; ROBERT WORTHINGTON 1855/56, Pulaski or Alexander Co. Ill: Merle Stevens, 1707 Third, Brownwood, Tex, 76801


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 7 Fall 1983 – Query 19

August 1, 2010

Has anyone lost ISAAC WORTHINGTON ? In 1850, he ran a ferry over Big Muddy River near the new town of Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois. He owned real estate worth $100 and had been born In Ohio about 1820. ISAAC’s wife was CLARISSA J. WORTHINGTON, about twenty-four years old and a native of Pennsylvania. They had three year old twins, Jefferson J. and SARAH V. WORTHINGTON. The new baby was named LEWIS. All the children were born to Ill. The Jackson County Historical Soc. would like to know where he went from Murphysboro. Write to: Box 7, Murphysboro, Ill 62966.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 7 Fall 1983 – Query 17

August 1, 2010

Need info’ on HANNAH WORTHINGTON 1803 Bucks Co. Pa. d. 1874 Laurence Co. Ill. Mar. Joshua Musgrove 1799 Maysville, Ky. D. 1845, Laurence Co. Ill. Who were HANNAH’S parents: Mrs. Lois Jean Goodson, 318 N. 5th St. Albion, Ill. 62806


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 7 1983 – Query 12

December 2, 2009

Need any and all information on ISAAC WORTHINGTON, b. 1786 d. 1855 mar. Sarah _____[1] b. 1797 d. 1851. Both are buried in cemetery just north of Olmstead, Ill. Their dau. MARTHA JANE WORTHINGTON, b. 1836-1877 mar. JOHN CRITTENDON HARRIS, 1858 in Mississippi County, Mo. Both are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Charleston, Mississippi County, Mo. — Margaret Tipton, 713,Church Tiptonville, Tenn. 38079


[1] Editors Note: “___” Information unreadable or blank


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 2 1983 – Worthington, E. B.

November 30, 2009

Article – The Daily Gazette, Sterling Rock Falls, Ill. Wednesday July 21, 1976

Submitted by: Mrs. Emaline Denning, 807 Ave Rock Falls, Ill. 61071

The Worthington’s were among the first early settlers before 1840. Mrs. E.B. Worthington taught the first school in Harrisbury[1] in a frame house. A lot was given for the location of school. The first pupils were William Kilgour with his sister Nancy Jane. Afterward Mrs. John Crawford, four of the Bush family and a nephew, a brother of Charlie Worthington who was our editor for many years Charlie married Fanny McCartney and lived in the old first ward many years. His father, one of the first settlers kied[2] in those very early days.

The E.B. Worthington’s moved down from the upper town to broadway and as they thus lived outside of either town, Mr. Worthington was the postmaster.

Later, Mrs. Worthington’s daughter Annie taught school.


[1] Editors Note: Per document

[2] Editors Note: Per document


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 1, Page 4 April 1983 – Worthington, George Gilbert

August 27, 2008

Sketch of George Gilbert Worthington on 1826-1895 born at Bustleton, Pa. S/O Mahlon and Matilda (Edwards) Worthington. On 9 Dec. 1852 in Philadelphia, he married Annie F. Johnson, D/O Benjamin and Ann Johnson. Annie Johnson died 7 Nov. 1868. In 1857 George moved to Champaign, Illinois. In 1860 he moved to Loda, where he helped to found a Methodist Church. He moved in 1870 to Lafayette, Indiana. He lived in Shelby Township, Tippicanoe County. He helped to start a church in Lafayette and served as a lay preacher. In 1872 he moved back to the Philadelphia and Bucks Co. area. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey.


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