Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 4 Fall 1983 – Worthington, Minnesota

July 31, 2010

Worthington, Minnesota

The town of Worthington, Minnesota was named for the Worthington family of Ohio, Among its members were Thomas Worthington, once Governor of that state. Worthington is one of the oldest names in America. From a member of the Worthington family it is learned that the named can be traced back to the time of the Norman Conquest in England. It is a Saxon name and originated before the time of William the Conqueror. The Saxons bearing the name lived in Derby, and there was a town of the same name. Some members of the family came to America on the Mayflower.
Submitted by: Worthington Community College, Worthington, Minnesota.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 4 1983 – Worthington, Jane

December 1, 2009

Bette’s Column: While my mother is looking for a highwayman, I decided to find out about “Lady Worthington”. Grandma Worthington was born in Ticonderago, N.Y. 14 March 1833 and when a small bake her father moved to Ohio, then in 1837 he came to Iowa, and settled on a homestead a mile north of the present city of Ft. Madison, where the subject of this sketch was reared. On March 9, 1856 she married to Robert C. Worthington. They settled on a farm, a part of which is now part of the town of Wayland, Clark County, Missouri, where their children were born, Dr. C.E. Worthington of Tray, Idaho, and Dr. S.C. Worthington, who died in Kindreck in 1891. She died 1909, Grandma Worthington was Jane Worthington.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 2 1983 – Worthington, Thomas

November 30, 2009

Note: We have many subscribers who are from the same branch as Governor Thomas Worthington of Ohio formerly from Virginia. But as you know that one of our subscribers Ms. Mary Ann Brown is curator of Adena, Thomas Worthington’s old home? Ms. Brown has been researching the Worthington surname for some time. Visit Adana Ms. Brown is always happy to greet a Worthington Descendant – The Editors.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 1, Page 8 April 1983 – Query 11

March 5, 2009

Want proof of parentage of JAMES WORTHINGTON b. 23 March 1781 in Pa. and his wife Nancy McGRAW b. 16 Sept. 1781 in Pa. They were living in Dunbar Twp. Fayette Co. Pa. in 1810. They were the parents of the following children, all born Fayette County, Pa.

  1. John, b. 1801 m. Ann Sarah Luther
  2. James, b. 1803; m. Ellenor
  3. Isabella, b. 1804p;; m. John Hall 31 August 1826
  4. Charles, b. 1813; m. Rachel Cartright
  5. Lindy (or Luty) b. 1825; m. Rosa Lee Sutherland

In 1836, James and Nancy and sons moved to Lawrence Co. Ohio to install iron furnaces there. They had worked in iron furnaces in Pa. Want proof that the James Worthington listed in 1800 census of Fayette Co., Dunbar Twp. is father of James Worthington, b. 1781. The James Worthington of the 1800 census is believed to be the son of Robert Worthington and his wife Ann. This Robert, known as Bobbie Dunblaen, was the son of Samuel and Sarah Symcock Worthington. Samuel was the son of the immigrant Quaker Robert Worthington and his first wife Alice Taylor.

Mrs. Ralph Della-Volpe
South Rd. Box 51
Millbrook, N.Y. 12545

* Note: This line connects to Governor Thomas Worthington of Ohio who used the motto similar to the one used in our heading for the coat of arms of Capt. John Worthington, “Worthy to bear the dignity of ones ancestors: Frances and Bette. The ancient Puritan family of Samuel Chew who through two of their daughters are my direct ancestors, marrying into the Worthington family through Charles m. Sarah Chew. This fine family have give much recorded history on the Worthingtons and the Chew girls (I) m. John Eager Howard.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 1, Page 4 April 1983 – Worthington, Adaline Eliza (Downs)

August 27, 2008

Sketch of Adaline Eliza (Downs) Worthington b. 27 Aug. 1841 near Chilicothe, Ohio. The D/O Benjamin and Leah Jane (Walker) Downs. She married George Gilbert Worthington on 17 July 1870 at Mountmorency, Indiana. She was his second wife. Following the death of George Worthington she moved to Newark, New Jersey. She is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, New Jersey.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,443 other followers

%d bloggers like this: