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 is very helpful, is to provide as much information as possible:

Names:

Dates:

Places:

Relationships:

Your Email contact information:

If you see a query, either from the NewsLetters of as Blog Queries, please post any information you might have.

Any queries will have Blog Queries at the Subject line. I will create a new Page where you can post the Query to me and I will repost them here with your contact information.

Will give this a try and see how it goes.

Thank you,

33 Responses to To Submit a Query for the Worthington Surname

  1. Texana says:

    iS Captain Worthington kin to Samuel Worthington the Quaker who married Sarah Simcott? in PA

    • Texana,

      If by Capt Worthington, you mean Capt John Worthington (1650 – 1701), then no. Samuel “the Quarker” Worthington, came into “West Jersey” much later then Capt John. I have done some research in this line as well as Capt John. Samuel’s line can be found is mid-Pennsylvania, and Charles Town (WVA / VA) after leaving West Jersey.

      Capt John’s line stayed mostly in Maryland.

      Hope that Helps.

      I will post this on the Query board.

      Thank you,

      Russ

  2. Texana says:

    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!.

    • 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

  3. Gill Lake says:

    Hi
    I wonder wether you have any information about Bessie Worthington, daughter of Henry Fraser Worthington.
    She married James O’Hara Murray in 1894. James worked for Henry Rossiter Worthington as a mechanical engineer based in Europe – mostly Berlin. James married again in 1898 and is described as a widower on the marriage certificate so it sees Bessie not have a long life.
    Any info very gratefully received!
    Thanks
    Gill

    • Gill,

      I will post this query onto the Blog.

      I will also look for more information about Bessie Worthington, as I do have information on Henry Rossiter Worthington.

      Thank you,

      Russ

      • Janet Worthington Dudones says:

        Hello Gil and Russ,
        I just discovered your weblog today. thanks for doing it! Henry R Worthington was my gg grandfather, and Charles Campbell Worthington my G grandfather (Henry Fraser’s brother. I have no info on Bessie, other than her name, so this info is helpful to me. Elizabeth’s sister Valeria or Valerie married someone named Roper. maybe that will be helpful, if you have not learned more since this query. I have a lot of info on Henry R and CC Worthington.

        I would like to know how the name Rossiter came into the family…There have been a couple generations of HRW’s, a company called Rossiter Realty, and a house named Rossiter.

        Thanks,
        Jan

        • Russ Worthington says:

          Jan,

          I will have to look this up. I think I have something in my notes about Rossiter.

          The Henry Rossiter Worthington founded a Worthington company in Harrison (I think) New Jersey. I have been to the Church where he is buried in White Plains, New York. AND I live about 15 miles from the Worthington State Park in NJ, where Charles Campbell had is home. I have traced this line back to the mid 1600’s where Nicholas Worthington came to Connecticut.

          I’ll look at my files. I haven’t looked at that line for a while.

          Thank you,

          Russ

        • Gill Lake says:

          Hi Jan
          Thanks for the information. I was researching a friends genealogy (James O’Hara Murray) when I discovered he married Bessie Worthington. It appears James worked for the Worthington Company so married the bosses daughter! I cannot find a death record for her. I have a copy of a newspaper report of her sister Valerie’s wedding in Pelham NY. Quite a big event with a train chartered from NY City. If you let me have your email address I will scan it and send to you.

  4. Jennifer Menze says:

    Hello,

    The tags on your site match several of the leads I am working.
    Website tags: Worthington, Byberry, Bodingham, Bartlett
    I would be extremely grateful for any help.

    Some Worthingtons in Orange/Fred Co VA intermarried with a group of families that moved to Guilford/Rowan, NC.
    First, I am trying to find out if the Parsons–who were part of this group in Guilford– had ties to this group as far back as Orange/ Fred Co VA. There is a “George Person” on a Worthington estate document.
    Second, I am grateful for any info you are able to provide me on the Worthingtons & other families that will help further my search.

    Tags: Worthington, Bodingham
    Robert Worthington “the Quaker” lived on the Opequon in Fred, VA
    1st son Samuel Worthington married Sarah Simcock
    I appreciate anything you can provide me about this Samuel Worthington’s family tree & the names on the settlement of his estate (I have rootsweb & ancestry…I have no primary sources, etc)
    Ca 1737 Orange, VA
    particular names of interest:
    “George Person” 1st & foremost!
    The Abel Pearson is likely of the Enoch Pearson Quaker family,
    that sadly had no Georges? They removed to SC.
    Do you think it’s possible Geo could be a base born Pearson?
    Do you have any idea where I could find more info on this Geo?
    Daniel Burnet: possibly Barnett that shows up in NC?
    Brittain: any documents you could refer me to? They are in NC.
    Williams: They show up in NC, but there are too many Williams in this world ;p
    I don’t see the Morgan Morgan family, but do you have that info?

    Sam’ls dau:
    Alice Worthington married 1) Bodingham
    & 2) Henry Walton Nov 1750 Fred VA
    Alice & Henry removed to Guilford/Rowan NC where they & their children are found in the land records. Son Nathaniel Walton witnessed documents for & with Parsons family members.

    Tag: Byberry
    1) This Samuel would appear to be a descendant of the NJ Worthingtons.
    BUT: I never overlook coincidence….
    One researcher states this Henry Walton is of the Byberry Waltons. Another family that marries in is also of Byberry.

    Are these VA Worthingtons related to the Byberry Worthingtons in any way?

    2) New Jersey: Some Parsons settled early on in NJ, Philly, Bucks Co. Any relationship with this group of Parsons?

    3) I believe the Worthingtons & the Enoch Pearson family may have intermarried as far back as England? They continued this in PA. Anything you have come across in the Quaker records…a George?? would be appreciated!

    Tag: Bartlett
    I am curious about this one. I have some Bartletts turn up in the early land records in Guilford. They aren’t easy to trace, but it’s quite possible they are related to the rest of this crew. Any info would be appreciated!

    Thank you for your time!

    Jennifer Menze

    • Jennifer,

      Thank you for your comments.

      To the best of my knowledge, at this point in time, the Byberry Worthingtons and the Robert the Quaker Worthington lines are NOT related in the US. There is a study going on to help determine which of the 4 major Worthington lines (in the US) came from which Worthington line in the UK.

      I am not actively researching these two lines, but I do research and share what I do have on them. These lines are not complete.

      The Byberry line started just inside the Philadelphia city limits and when north along the Delaware River. The Robert “the Quaker” Worthington line when to Virginia (West Virginia) and into Ohio. I have not found any intermarriages.

      I’d have to look at the NJ/PA Parsons. Byberry and where Robert “the Quaker” lines came into the same area of the country, and a number of years different. Byberry and “West Jersey” are across the Delaware River. West Jersey is now Burlington County.

      Again, thank you for your comments.

      Russ

  5. John Worthington Austin says:

    I am a 6th Great Grandson of Captain John Worthington, descended from his youngest son, Charles, by Sara Dorsey Howard. Does a complete “tree” exist from all or some of Captain John’s 6 children (by Sara) through to the present? If so, how would I view it?
    Thanks.

    • John,

      We are cousins, then, as I also am a descendant of Charles.

      I would doubt if anyone has a “complete tree”. I just checked my file and I have 2,196 Descendants of Capt John, and 548 descendant from our Charles.

      Russ

      • John Austin says:

        Russ, Thanks very much for the personal and prompt response. 2,196 descendants of Captain John is astounding but not too surprising considering he had, by my searches, 31 grandchildren; a GREAT start. (If you’ve never read “Adam’s Curse”, by Bryan Sykes, it makes interesting reading on the spread of DNA down through the generations. Apparently a third of all Asians are descended from Genghis Khan.) Anyway, I’m descended from John’s son Charles via HIS son Charles; from which of Charles senior’s four children do you descend? I have attached an Excel copy of my family tree, if it comes through this email, and you can see the Worthington section on page 4, bottom right. My interest, other than playing with spreadsheets, is to find the other siblings of my string, down through the generations. The fact that you know how many descendants are from Captain John and Charles means there’s info out there. Is it consolidated anywhere? Your blog is amazing. By the way, are you aware that the Worthington House at Monacacy Battlefield was bought by John Thomas Worthington, Captain John’s 3rd great grandson by John’s son John? Per my cousin Fred Jenkins who I believe you know or know of. Keep up the good work. Almost forgot, I had planned on attending the Worthington reunion last year but didn’t make it. I live not far away in Kennett Square, Pa. You met my sister Janet. Our sister Peg Ellis is who you apparently received much research info from, as you mentioned in you blog report. John Worthington Austin

        • John,

          Please email me your spreadsheet to:

          hrworth at gmail dot com

          DNA results are interesting, and J2 is the term I think you are suggesting. Don’t know about Genghis Khan though.

          I know Fred and met many others (not Fred) at the Reunion this past summer. Had a great time.

          I was born and grew up in Chester County.

          Here is a link to a Descendant Chart of Capt. John.

          http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/o/r/H-R-Worthington/GENE6-0001.html

          It may not be current, but it is online.

          You are descendant of Charles Jr (1736 – 1799) while I am descendant of John (1733-1803). My family left Harford County between 1815 and 1866. Don’t know off the top of my head when.

          Russ

  6. John Worthington Austin says:

    Russ, the FamilyTreeMaker site is a great resourse, as I previously mentioned. In an attempt to “chart” it out, I’ve worked my way completely through Charles’ descendents to my present relatives, but John’s seem to peter out. How do you come down from Charles’ son John?

  7. Penny says:

    I’ve traced my Worthington line to Charles Worthington, born August 2nd 1820 in Pennsylvania, but I can’t find his parents! He was married to Caroline Dimm, and the two lived in Wolf, Lycoming, PA, before moving to Kansas. Any help with his parents would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  8. Libby says:

    Greetings Russ. I have a fair bit of Worthington History. I am descended from James Tolley Worthington, the 8th child of Samuel and Mary Tolley Worthington. He left Md and went to Kentucky with his twin brother Thomas. If you are interested in it, just let me know.

    • Libby,

      Absolutely. I sort-a fall short after they leave Worthington Valley. Would love to fill in the gaps.

      My email is

      hrworth (at) gmail (dot) com

      Have you been to Worthington Valley and Montmorenci?

      Thank you,

      Russ

  9. Dan says:

    Is this Worthington bunch any relationship to the Samuel Worthington that was killed in Texas in the early 1830’s?

    • texana says:

      I have a lot of info on the Texas Worthington who surveyed Texas in 1830s. I do not know how he died or where. He descends from Robert the Quaker in PA.

  10. Jade says:

    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.

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  12. Sally Bradbury says:

    Russ,
    The Anne White book includes a quote regarding Mary Tolley Worthington, first wife of Samuel (b.1734) “In honor of Mrs. Mary Worthington, wife of Samuel Worthington, who was born 21st day of March, 1744, and departed this life the first day of October 1777, Aged 37 years 6 months, leaving a disconsolate husband and 11 weeping children to lament their loss. This amiable woman lived beloved and died lamented by both rich and poor. And her soul is gone to heaven above enjoying her dear redeemers love; While time shall roll and never end A blest eternity to spend.”
    Do you know if that was an obit.?, inscription on her grave marker? or other?
    Sally Bradbury

    • Russ Worthington says:

      Sally,

      I have posted the query and will do some checking. I am pretty sure that I have a picture of that headstone and it may already be online.

      I’ll post to the Blog shortly.

      Thank you for your Query.

      Russ

  13. Sally Bradbury says:

    Ooops! I should have checked Find A Grave first, as the person who submitted Mary’s included a transcription and, YES, it is the inscription on her stone.
    Sally

    • Russ Worthington says:

      Sally,

      Not a problem at all. I have a number of photos on that Blog about the Worthington’s buried at St. Johns, Worthington Valley. there is a link, on the right of that page, for the Burial Ground.

      Russ

  14. Ian W says:

    QUERY: Alston WORTHINGTON

    Names: Alston WORTHINGTON
    Dates: Birth 1817
    Places: Home in 1850: Southern Division, Davidson, North Carolina
    Relationships: SPOUSE: Margaret Worthington (b.1823)
    CHILDREN: James W Worthington (b.1847), John K Worthington (b. 1849)

    I am researching the Worthingtons of North Carolina. Alston WORTHINGTON is the oldest ancestor I can find. And he is also my brickwall.

    I have a tree on ancestry.com that I am open to sharing if there are folks who can help me continue my search of “where did I come from?”

    Many thanks!

    Ian Worthington
    Raleigh, NC

  15. Karla Corkran says:

    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

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