A Note from Facebook–22 May 2013

November 17, 2013

Patrick Lee Worthington

Dear Mr. Worthington:

I follow your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts on the various genealogy sites over the years. I descend from what the late David Reed referred to as the “Squirrel Hunting” Worthington’s. My direct ancestors are James Worthington (1781-1862) and Nancy McGraw (1781-1857). There is circumstantial evidence that we descend from Robert Worthington, the Quaker Immigrant, but, in my opinion, little else. Would it be OK to send you a friend request? Or do you prefer I join/follow a specific group on Facebook?

Mainly, just wanted to introduce myself and thank you for all the work you’ve done helping ALL branches of the Worthington’s with their research.

Sincerely,
Patrick Worthington,
Lexington, KY

Posted 22 May 2013 – just thought I would share that message here.


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 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 5 1983 – Kentucky Enties and Deeds

December 1, 2009

Old Kentucky Enties And Deeds by Williard Reuse Jillsen

Edward Worthington, 400 acres, 11 Nov. 1779 Lincoln County

Edward Worthington, 400 acres, 11 Nov, 1779 Jefferson County

Edward Worthington, 1,000 acres 19 Way 1780 Jefferson County

Edward Worthington, 560 acres 22 May 1780 Jefferson County

 

GRANTS WEST OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER (1822-1858)

James Worthington, 160 acres

 

GRANTS IN COUNTY COURT ORDERS

Thomas Worthington 15 acres 14 Nov. 1849 Muhlenberg County

Thomas J. Worthington 20 acres 10 Nov. 1870 (no county given but land is listed on Casey Creek)

 

COURT OF APPEALS DEEDS—GRANTEES

John T. and Charles Worthington, of Baltimore, 1 Aug. I807. 1,000 acres on the Big Barren River

Robert Worthington 31 Dec. 1802 713½ acres, on branch of Salt River

Thomas C. Worthington of Frederick, 7 Jan 1811; 4,833 acres no waterway

William G.D. Worthington of Baltimore, 7 Jan. 1811; 2,416½ acres, no waterway

Walter T. Worthington of Maryland. 18 July 1800; 1,000 acres, Big Barren River

 

Virginia Land Grants

Edward Worthington, 560 acres 1 Nov. 1785, Nelsen County

 

OLD KENTUCKY GRANTS (1793-1856)

Edward Worthington 300 acres, 24 Feb 1796, Shelley County

Edward Worthington 200 acres, 24 Feb 1796, Shelly County

 

GRANTS SOUTH OF GREEN RIVER (1797-1866)

William Worthington 200 acres, 19 Oct, 1796 Legan County

Joseph Worthington 200 acres, 15 Feb. 1800 Henderson County

Joseph Worthington 33 acres 19 Oct.1806 Henderson County

(There are other Worthington’s listed in Legan and Muhlenberg Counties William, Benjamin, Andrew and Thomas)

 

Submitted by Mrs. Ralph Della-Volpe, Milibrook, N.Y.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 1 1983 – Worthington, Edward

December 1, 2009

Captain Edward Worthington

Worthington’s Station or Fort in Lincoln County, four mi. S.E. of Danville, Ky settled in 1779 by Capt. Edward Worthington one of the “Long Hunters”. Member of House of Representatives included Edward Worthington in 1818.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 2, Page 5 – Worthington, Jacob

July 19, 2009

SKETCH OF JACOB WORTHINGTON: b. bef. 1765, Frederick Co., Va. D. 1827 Fleming Co., Ky mar. (1) by 1790, Westmoreland Co., Pa., Eleanor ___[1] (2) 1814 Fleming Co,. Ky. Mary Pruitt. He was a Frontier Ranger, in Westmoreland Co., 1778-1784 Issue; Mary Ann Mar. Wm. Gillespie; Phoebe mar. Isaac Gillespie; Abraham Mar. Fanny McIntyre; James Holland Truitt; William Collins; Eli Johnson; Elizabeth mar _____[2] Wilson; Sarah mar. _____[3] Bid__[4]


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