QUERY: John William Worthington (1759-1827)

March 21, 2014

Karla Corkran commented on To Submit a Query for the Worthington Surname

If you have a query that you would like to submit query for the Worthington Surname, please post a comment here. What …

Hi, I am the 5th Great Grandaughter of John William Worthington b 1759 VA d 1827 Newberry SC, married Elizabeth Davis. I was hoping to see if anyone knows whether John was a Rev. War Patriot or perhaps his father was, Samuel Worthington Sr. Both of them have dates of birth and death of that period of time.

I am in the DAR and got in through the James Spearman. James’s son Francis Spearman was married to the daughter of John William Worthington, Margaret Worthington (1794-1882 married to Francis Spearman).

Thanks in advance for any information you could give to me!

Karla
Kerrville, TX


Query: William Worthington (1761 – 1848)

November 8, 2013

Jade commented on To Submit a Query for the Worthington Surname

If you have in your database William Worthington (1 May 1761 – 5 Jun 1848) you might be interested in a documented account of at least some of his Revolutionary War record:

http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.Military.amerrev.general/803/mb.ashx

There is an updated version available upon request.


Revolutionary Challenge

March 7, 2013

In support of the Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor, and Verissima Productions, and the Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, I would like to make you aware of this project, a film called Revolutionary Voices. As an introduction to the project, I ask that you visit Judy’s Blog, A Revolutionary challenge. There is more information about this project, including a short video by Maureen Taylor, and other details.

Kickstarter.com posted this update, so that you can see what has happened since March 1, 2013.

I have made a contribution to this very worthwhile project. Please note, that you too can join in by making a submission as noted below on your Revolutionary War connection.

Thank you.

 

Project Update #2: Week One Wrap-Up

Posted by Maureen Taylor & Verissima ProductionsLike

What a whirlwind week it’s been! We couldn’t be happier with the $11,266.00 in pledges we have so far. Don’t forget, we don’t get any of the money pledged until we’ve reached our full goal, so there’s still lots of work to do!

We had an amazing response to Judy Russell’s “Revolutionary Challenge” posted to her Legal Genealogist blog last week (http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2013/03/02/my-own-last-muster/) as well as a great outpouring of support from social media and our direct email appeals.

But now the challenge really begins – many Kickstarter campaigns lose momentum after week one… let’s make sure to keep our pace strong! A second $10,000+ week would make a huge impact on the potential success of our campaign and our film. Here are two quick steps to help us make that a reality: 

1. Keep sharing – (so far, about 50% of our donors have come from sharing and social media efforts (http://infogr.am/The-Profile-of-a-Donor/). Please blog about us, tweet about us, write down the link and hand it out at your next historical society meeting– any and all kinds of networking will help us reach and surpass our goal! 

2. Tell your own Revolutionary Story. Do you have family ties to the revolutionary war? Are you a history buff with a great story or factoid? Do you own an artifact or photo that has a Revolutionary connection? Let us know! Anyone who has pledged to the campaign so far can send us a Kickstarter message or email (lastmusterfilm@gmail.com) that’s 1-3 sentences telling us about your ties to the Revolution. We’ll use Twitter & Facebook to highlight it as thanks for partnering with us to help make this campaign a success. Here’s your chance to show how far the roots of the Revolution spread! 

Thanks again for all of your financial and networking support! 

With Appreciation, 

The Revolutionary Voices team 

Fun Fact: Molly Ferris Akin’s story of bravery during the Revolution was oral history passed down in the family until a descendant wrote in down in 1984. You can start telling your own story now!


Fort McHenry, Maryland

August 10, 2012

Last weekend’s “day trip” became two Day Trips. Unfortunately, Patti was not up to the trip, but we agreed that I would make the trip to Frederick, Maryland and the celebration of Special Orders 191 (will blog later on that). Our plan was to spend the night, visit Worthington Valley, then proceed to the Worthington Reunion. (already blogged about that).

It was hot, but there was time.

Since doing my research last summer (Inferential Genealogy), I wanted to Visit Fort McHenry.

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The Howard family played a role at Fort McHenry early in the Civil War. While doing that research I realized that Frances Scott Key was in my family file. I had known of other Worthington / Key interactions in the past. There is a house in Anne Arundel County that belonged to Key and Worthington. (but that’s another story).

As you may be able to tell from the above picture, that is was a beautiful day. Fort McHenry has programs in the evenings on the weekends, War of 1812 Twilight Tattoo. Why not …. it gave me a chance to re-visit the Fort, as it’s been a number of years since I last was there AND had no pictures. Great day to visit and to that Pictures.

As may have been a tradition at Fort McHenry, in the evening, there was a gathering of the troops (Tattoo), and as was presented this evening, a band was there, along with the local “ladies”.

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The Chesapeake Concert Band and the Fort McHenry Fife & Drum Corps played for those in attendance.

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Period music was presented, including some music specifically created for Fort McHenry.

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The Traditional Canon Salute was included in the ceremony.

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So why all the fuss about Fort McHenry and Frances Scott Key? According to my database, he was the Father-in-law of my 10th Great Grand Uncle. What ??? OK, he’s distant, but still related. Looking at HOW we are related, I run into TWO, not one, but TWO Revolutionary War “Hero’s”. As reported on this Blog, John Eager Howard, grandfather of David Ridgely Howard and McHenry Howard, of Civil War fame, but also Ann Cooper Whitall, wife of James Whitall. (The Battle at Red Bank, New Jersey).

The Whitall House it across the Delaware River from Fort Mott. Another visit to the Whitall House is in order.

In this one line, I have Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War hero’s.

 

More Photo’s can be found here:


Inferential Genealogy Study Group in 2nd Life –Revolutionary War Records

September 23, 2011

One thing that this study has done for me, is to get me to look into records that I have not used before.

Earlier I had mentioned Civil War Records. Still working on them. What has been interesting is reading a book about the 1st and 2nd Maryland C.S.A. that David Ridgely Howard was a part of. This book documents the activities of the unit, and the CW documents for him complements that book.

I have gone back to the notion and James Wallace (Union Soldier) and David Ridgely Howard’s ancestors were in the Revolutionary War together, with George Washington.

As I have developed the family units in Baltimore, there are a couple of people that might be the same people or they may be two different people.

Doing a search for a couple of people in the file, I found five (5) Revolutionary War SAR applications. I spent all of today entering about 200 pieces of information on just 3 of these applications. It has helped separate the families and has given some clear indication of how the people in my file are related, especially against the Census Records that I have looked at.

I’ll get back to the Civil Was tomorrow, as I have found some very interesting information about this family line or lines. Some good documentation of just how many brothers and cousins were in the Civil War AND why they chose to serve in the C.S.A., That’s a story for another day.


Inferential Genealogy Study Group in 2nd Life – What next ?

July 10, 2011

While I wait for a couple of Civil War books to arrive, I wanted to step back to see what I had.

Over the past several days, I have been looking at Census Records from 1850 – 1900 to see what I could find as I build this family in hopes that I would find the Parents of David Ridgely Howard.

The biggest help to date is this 1880 Census Record. The first census that included relationships.

This is the household of William R. Howard.

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David is at the bottom and listed as Brother to William R. The 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1900 Census included some of this same siblings and family members. Over these census records, some come and some go. Had to build an EXCEL spreadsheet to track this “family”. I am continuing to track these individuals and identify their relationships.

To date, the only ‘hint’ to David’s parents is that his parents, both of them, were born in Maryland. His siblings census records confirm that each time I look at them.

It would appear that David’s siblings, other than William remained single. It also appears that William ran a Flower Store, guessing in Baltimore, as he is listed twice as a Merchant and once a Flower merchant.

The funny piece about this research is that I worked very close to where this household was, at least in one census record that reported the street and house number.

Remembering Dr. Jones’ task two, it Search Broadly. What have I missed? It’s obvious to me that the census is not going to get me there.

Summarizing where I am, I checked some of my early research notes, looking for what I haven’t look yet. There is was, the comment in the Gettysburg presentation that James Walllace and Ridgely Howard’s grandparents served in the Revolutionary War. Yes, I have questioned the number of generations back, but I am not counting that number yet.

So, off to see if I can find any Revolutionary War records for any Howards in Baltimore. I know, in advance from other research that I will find a a couple. Another set of records that I haven’t looked at closely before.

Isn’t this fun ???


Inferential Genealogy Study Group in 2nd Life – Search Broadly #2

June 6, 2011

The History Channel had a program on Gettysburg. Ridgely Howard, of Baltimore, Maryland was mentioned as part of the Maryland Battalion. His father served in the Revolutionary War and served with George Washington

“His father served in the Revolutionary War” statement has been of concern to me. The time frame doesn’t match up.

So, I returned to my genealogy database, as I knew I had some Revolutionary War veterans in there somewhere.

I looked at my Howard’s, specifically Of the 8 male Howard’s, I found 3 of them married a Ridgely. Did I miss something in my first glance at my file?

Joseph Howard married Rachael Ridgely, but Joseph died in 1777.

Brice Howard married Anne Ridgely, but Brice died in 1799.

Thomas Cornelius Howard married Eleanor Ridgely, but he died in 1801

All three were sons of Cornelius Howard and Rachael Ridgely Worthington.

Note: Naming pattern.

Note: A Worthington, Ridgely, Howard connection.

Brice Howard was a Captain of the Anne Arundel Militia in 1776

Thomas Cornelius was an Ensign in Captain Brice Howard’s Company

Henry C. Paden, Jr., Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Family Line Publications, Rear 63 East Main Street, Westminister, Maryland 21157 – 1992), Philadelphia Genealogical Society Library, Page 101.

 

So, there is some validity to the Note about an ancestor being in the Revolutionary was, but also rules out the “father” piece of the statement used in the TV program.


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