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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