Query: Charles Worthington (b: 02 Aug 1820 in Pennsylvania)

April 4, 2013

Penny wrote

 

I’ve traced my Worthington line to Charles Worthington, born August 2nd 1820 in Pennsylvania, but I can’t find his parents! He was married to Caroline Dimm, and the two lived in Wolf, Lycoming, PA, before moving to Kansas. Any help with his parents would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


Blog Query: Monroe Willets Worthington

September 12, 2011

Max Monroe Worthington says:

April 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm (Edit)

This is all sort of new to me.

My father was Monroe Worthington, born is Stevens County Kansas in 1904. His middle name was Willets but for some reason he never used it. I believe that Henry Russell W. must have been my grandfather as well. They left Kansas around 1910 and eventually settled in Bluefield, WV.

I don’t know if I even have any specific questions about this but I have always wondered about all the moves and the people and all the reasoning. Maybe the curiousity comes with the advanced age.

I did meet Josiah Wistar when I was very young, probably around 8 or ten. It could not have been much before he was killed. Also met two sons who I believe were named Fayette and Wilson. I believe his wife was named Bernice.

Is any of this correct? Its been a long time.

 

Editor Comment:

Max,

Is your birthday March 8th? If so, we are 2nd cousins.

On this Blog you will see a picture of my Grandfather, Henry Russell Worthington and his brother Josiah Wistar Worthington.

I may have a picture of your father as a very young child.

Thank you for contacting me. We need to stay in touch.

Thank you.


Blog Reader to Blog to Flickr to Headstone Photos

April 14, 2011

Just a short note of Thanks to Blogger Gale Wall of the Digital Cemetery Walk Blog.

While reading my daily Blog Reader messages, I came to a recent Blog post by Gale. I have been following this blog for a while, as I also have interests in Cemeteries. The posting was about updating her Flickr page(s) and how to utilize what she has posted on Flickr. I have been working on doing the same thing.

When I looked, what caught my eye was the Kansas Cemeteries. Looked down and saw Lyons County, where my ancestors lived. The cemetery was Cottonwood, also a name that was familiar to me. Scrolling though the 60 some odd photos was my 2nd Great Grandfather’s (Job Whitall Reeve) stone and a couple of his children.

A couple of clues for me, 1) confirmation of where they were buried, 2) the stone flat on the ground would confirm to me their Quaker Heritage, and 3) a couple of dates were confirmed.

A special Thank You to Gale for sharing her photographs Online, so “we” can find them.


New Record Group

March 28, 2011

While attending an Online Chat in “Second Life”, we were talking about Land Patents. This is a Record Group that I had not looked into before.

Knowing that my Great Grandfather, Samuel Worthington (1843 – 1897) and his wife, Sarah Catherine Reeve (1849 – 1894) moved to Kansas, where my grandfather was born (27 July 1887), I decided to see what I could find. So, off to this website:

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

There were four listings for the children of Samuel and Sarah.

(Mary) Elizabeth Traver Worthington (1886 – 1941), who married Willits Reeve Worthington (1872 – 1942), Henry W(Wilson) Worthington (Jr) 1853 – 1938), and J (Josiah) Wistar Worthington (1888 – 1953).

Land Patent Number 291284

Land Patent Number 291284

This Land Patent was issued 12 day of September, 1912 and signed by President Wm. H. Taft.

“Whereas, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Dodge City, Kansas, has been deposited in the General Land Office, whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the claimant J. Wistar Worthington according in the provisions of the Act of Congress of April 24, 1820, entitled “As Act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands.” and the acts supplemental thereto, for the Southwest quarter of section twenty-two in township thirty-two south of range forty-three west of the sixth principal meridian, Kansas, containing one hundred sixty acres.”

The Mapping feature on the website did not appear to be working, so that I could see how the other two Land Patients were located. Henry Wilson Worthington, Jr, and Mark Willits Worthington’s Land Patients were in Morton County and appear to be very close.

Elizabeth Traver Worthington was in Stevens county.

Now to learn was the other information on these documents mean.


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