Blog Query: Samuel Worthington

October 2, 2011

Received from : Texana twlawler@ymail.com

John Worthington (1618-71) was master of Jesus College and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge. Other Worthingtons were nonconformist ministers: John of Dean Row, and Robert of Mottram-in-Longdendale, who in the 1640′s fought the power of established church. Samuel Worthington was on of the 1st to follow Fox’s Quaker movement to Penn. in America. John’s diary is free to read on line and it’s quite interesting!.

My Reply:

Texana,

I think that the Samuel Worthington you are talking about is the Samuel “the Quaker” Worthington or Robert “the Quaker” Worthington who landed in West Jersey. My other reply about Samuel applies here, is from my research on that line would indicate, the two Samuel’s are the same Samuel.

Hope that helps. I also hope that if others of confirming or different information that they would post a comment to this Blog Post.

Thank you,

Russ


Fearless Females Blog Post: March 14 – Favorite Female Ancestor – Prompts for Women’s History Month

March 16, 2010

This is part of  a series of daily blogging prompts entitled Fearless Females created by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog in honor of Women’s History Month .

I’ll pass on this prompt:
* March 13 — Moment of Strength: share a story where a female ancestor showed courage or strength in a difficult situation.

March 14 — Newsmakers?

Did you have a female ancestor who made the news?

Why?

Was she famous or notorious?

Did she appear in the social column?

Well, Rear Admiral  Grace Hopper tops this list. There are many newspaper articles found online. Most of them deal with her military experience in the U.S. Navy. Several articles talk about her retirement. Or, more accurately Retirements.

There is one article with President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office.

Earlier articles about “Amazing” Grace spoke of her experiences with the computer, from the beginning of computers. As I mentioned earlier, she found the first Computer Bug. Wonder what she would think of the technology that we have available in 2010, only 20 years after her death.

But, I guess if you can explain and show a nano-second to a bunch of engineers, she would probably say “told you so”. After all, its easier to say “I’m sorry, then to get permission”. (one of her quotes)


Fearless Females Blog Post: March 10 – Favorite Female Ancestor

March 10, 2010

This is part of  a series of daily blogging prompts entitled Fearless Females created by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog in honor of Women’s History Month .

Here are the prompts – consider honoring your female ancestors by posting at your genealogy or family history blog!

Took the ‘day off’ yesterday, to visit my 93 year old mother. Each visit is a almost a day long event.

However, it was a multi-event visit. Spent a wonderful hour and a half with a Facebook friend at Starbucks. Can’t get any better then that.
Stopped by to pay respects to my Dad in the memorial garden of the Church where I grew up. Being a contributor to the Find-A-Grave website, I took pictures.

Spent Tuesday, March 9th creating a database file for that Memorial Garden, which had been started, but only had one interment listed. Uploaded the file, updated the Find-A-Grave website, then posted the entire Memorial Garden on the website, as well as posting the images for T0mbstone Tuesday.

The assignment for March 9:

Make a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.

Chose to skip that assignment and do the Find-A-Grave work instead. (good excuse, huh?)

* March 10:

What role did religion play in your family?

Oh, yeah.

My Dad’s family were Quakers, going way back. My Mother’s family were Episcopalian, but not so far back. However, going back to the earliest Worthington, Capt. John, the Anglican Church shows up again.

Below is a picture of my Grandfather (Mom’s father), My Father, my brother and I. Three of the four, in this picture were / are very active in the Church.


How did your female ancestors practice their faith?

While visiting the Memorial Garden at Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield, New Jersey, I was reminded of the Worthington Room in the Parish Hall.

My mother spent hours and hours in this room, and the room that preceded it helping with the many tasks of running a Church of this size. The folks in this picture were her companions doing things like putting Sunday Bulletin’s together, Monthly Newsletters, etc. The Room was named in her honor.

If they did not, why didn’t they?


Did you have any female ancestors who served their churches in some capacity?

My mother was the first female to be on the Vestry (governing body) and warden of that church. She was the Treasurer for years and years. She also tied the ties in the first picture for my brother and I, and all of the other Choir Boys, in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Chester, Pennsylvania.


Fearless Females Blog Post: March 8 – Favorite Female Ancestor – Prompts for Women’s History Month

March 8, 2010

I want to point out a series of daily blogging prompts entitled Fearless Females created by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog in honor of Women’s History Month which starts today, 1 March 2010.

* March 8 — Did one of your female ancestors leave a diary, journal, or collection of letters? Share an entry or excerpt.

Actually I have two.

Ann C. Whitall, the Heroine of Read Bank, the Battle of Gloucester

and

From Tennessee to California in 1849. Letters of the Reeve Family of Medford, New Jersey.

In light of the most recent “Who Do You Think You Are” episode, with Sarah Jessica Parker, and her Gold Rush Story, I’ll put a short quote from one of these letters.

Sacrament City, California
December 30th 1849

(Letter written by Rebecca Reeve and addressed to her cousin, Mary W. Ely, Medford Burlington County, New Jersey.

<snip>

Dear Cousin

With what feeling of happiness could I adress a letter to thee now, my first from this pleasant City, this City grown up as if by magic, this the end of our long and tedious journey. This our resting place and I expect future home, . If we could number three, but Ah my Cousin, brother R and myself only lived to reach the end of our journey. I have to nerve myself to look back and relate to thee the horrible death of our dear brother Clayton. I wish the task were not mine. I seem to almost feel the terrible arrows of the savage Indians pierceing me as they pierced our deat brother. He was indeed killed by them, killed by some of the most fierce and Savage tribe in North America. The Clamath Indians, of Clamath lake, Oregon. over at their hunting and fishing grounds upon Pit river, upper Californina, where the emigration passed.

<end snip>

These letters were published in The Journal of the Rutgers University Library, Volune XI, Number 2, June 1948.


Fearless Females Blog Post: Prompts for Women’s History Month – Day 3

March 3, 2010

This is part of  a series of daily blogging prompts entitled Fearless Females created by Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog in honor of Women’s History Month which starts today, 1 March 2010.

Here are the prompts – consider honoring your female ancestors by posting at your genealogy or family history blog!

* March 3

Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors?

Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.

We pause for the discussion on Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, to be able to answer the question of the day. However, it does “honor’ a female ancestor. This time, my Great-Grandmother

As with many Quaker families, naming patterns exist down through the generations. I am one of them.

For those that know me, may know that I go by my middle name, not my first name. AND I have “III” or 3rd at the end of my name. Because my family lived on the same property as my paternal grandparents, I guess, I was to be called by my middle name, like my grandfather. My dad, was called by his first name.

Looking back, my Grandfather’s Grandfather was named Henry Wilson Worthington. So, we know where my grandfather, my father, and I got our first name from. BUT, where did our middle name come from? Oh, this will take a minute, but will get at the question of the day.

My grandfather’s parents died in Kansas in the 1890’s and he, and his next younger brother and sister were put on a train from Kansas to Philadelphia, where they were met (but there is a long story here) and were taken to New Jersey, to live with their Grandmother, Elizabeth Willits Worthington.

In doing some research in the 1900 Census, I knew where I should have found my Grandfather. I knew that he graduated from the Moorestown Friends School in 1907. So, he should have been in NJ 1900 Census. Didn’t find him. (At the time I did the search, not all names were indexed).

A little frustrated in not being able to find him nor his grandmother, I checked my notes on her to find that she had been married a second time. Searching for Elizabeth with a different surname, I found her.

Elizabeth Willits was married to Henry Wilson Worthington. They had Samuel, Sarah, Jeremiah Willits, Henry Wilson, Jr., Elizabeth Farnum, and Nathan B. Leads as children. Still no hint about where Russell fit in. The other names or parts of names can be explained looking at the family structure.

Looking at these families, Grandfather Samuel’s second sister married a Henry C. Russell, whose father was Henry Russell, of Ireland.

Most of the Russell’s are buried in the Friends South-Western Burial Ground in Philadelphia.

So, to answer the question, my name was handed down from the marriage of Elizabeth Farnum Worthington.

So, the mystery of how we (three) got our names was answered in a family letter, not in my possession, after a “dear friend”.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 2, Page 6 – Worthington, George F.

July 21, 2009

SKETCH OF GEORGE F. WORTHINGTON: 25 March 1877 at Readingville, Pa. mar. Nettie Thomas of Newark, N.J. on 19 Nov, 1900. He died in 1943 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Issue: George, Jr.; Ruth Marjorie


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 2, Page 6 – Worthington, Oril

July 20, 2009

SKETCH OF ORIL WORTHINGTON: 1871-1945 at Lafayette, Indiana mar. 1899 Frederick Hagney, M.D. of Newark, N.J. Issue: Pauline and Frederick, Jr. She is buried Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J.


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