Query: Ruth Elizabeth Worthington

April 28, 2013
A Query from Keisha Foulke
Submitted on 2013/04/28 at 5:34 am 

Hello, this is an old thread so I have no clue if any of you will respond, however I’m back tracking my grand mother Ruth Elizabeth Worthington’s family heritage. Apparently we have Native American in our blood thanks to a possibly a descendant of Virginia, a general as my dad heard. But now most of all the Worthington relatives are dead from the side of the Native American blood. I’m not sure if any of you guys know anything about it but email me keishafoulke@gmail.comif you have a clue, thanks.


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


Inferential Genealogy Study Group in 2nd Life – Civil War Papers

July 6, 2011

In Inferential Genealogy Study Group in 2nd Life – Search Broadly #7  I mentioned that I had found some Civil War records. Have only heard about them, but not seen them. Up until today, no matter where I looked, I could not find David Ridgely Howard anywhere related to the Civil War. I was beginning to question if everyone in the Civil War would be found in the Civil War records. The fact that I have seen two indications that he had been wounded, not once but, twice, I thought for sure I would find something.

Well I did. 20 pages of documents on Footnote.com.

He enlisted August 21, 1862 in Richmond, Virginia by Capt R. B Winder for “3 yrs or war”.

Company Muster Rolls were included, including “Sep & Oct, 1864″. He was absent with remarks of “Wounded on Weldon R.R. Aug 19, 1864″. This confirms one wounding that I have found.

Then there were three Hospital Muster Rolls, so I can follow him through the hospitals. Then there was the Medical Directors Office record. “Aug, 19, 1864 – vs flesh upper ext portion left thigh” and was put on furlough for 60 days. The next record told us why. “G.S. amputation right lef flesh upper est portion of thigh”.

So, more details are here but there are two major questions still “on the table”

1) was he wounded at Gettysburg

2) why did he enlist in Richmond

Back to the books that I have picked up and waiting arrival to find the story of how he got from Baltimore to Washington, and now to Richmond. My Civil War re-enactor friend gave me some hints and hoping that one of this sources helps fill in the blanks.

Lots of data entry into my genealogy software. Am working on creating his Civil War Timeline that are now documented by these Civil War Pension files.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 7 Fall 1983 – Worthing

August 1, 2010

Will share proven descendants of ALICE WORTHING for her ancestors: A. b.1745, Charles City Co. Va. d, 1824 Hancock Co. Ga. mar. JAMES ROSSER, Sr. in Prince George/ Charles City Co. Va.: J.W. Johnson, 3325 Kathy La. S.2., Smyrna, Ga. 30080


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 5 Fall 1983 – Governor of Ohio

July 31, 2010

SKETCH OF THOMAS WORTHINGTON (Governor of Ohio)

-       Born 16 July 1773, Berkeley County, Virginia (now Jefferson Co. W.Va.) His father, CAPT. ROBERT WORTHINGTON. His mother, MARGARET MATHEWS. He married ELEANOR VAN SWEARINGEN 1796. Settled at Chillicothe, Ohio 1798, and was elected Governor of Ohio, 1814. Issue; 1 – Mary m. E. Tiffin, b. 1792 d. 1806; 2 – SARAH Ann b. 1800; 3 – JAMES TAYLOR b. 1802; 4 – ALBERT b. 1804; 5 – THOMAS b. 1807; 6 – MARGARET b, 1811; 7 -ELEANOR b. 1809; 8 – Francis b. 1819


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 2 Fall 1983 – Land Grant

July 31, 2010

Land Granted to Samuel Worthington Jr. then of Frederick Co, Vir. In Hampshire Co. Vir. – By Thomas Lord Fairfax – The Right Honoruable Thomas Fairfax, Baron of Cameron in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. To all to whom this present writing shall come, sends GREETING: Know ye that for good causes for in consideration of the compostion to me paid and for the annual rent herein after reserved. I have given granted and confirmed unto, Samuel Worthington Jr. of Frederick County a certain tract of waste and granted land near Patterson’s Creek in Hampershire Co; containing two hundred and ninety one Acres, assigns forever, He, the said Samuel Worthington and his heirs forever. Given at my office in the Frederick County under my hand and seal. Dated the 12th. Day or September 1770. Tho. Day Martin Seal, Samuel was the son of Samuel Worthington Sr. and Mary Simcock and brother to Robert called “Bobby Dunblaen”


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.


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