Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 1, Page 2 April 1983 – Worthington, Noah

Noah Worthington let his slaves off at Christmas, until the Yule log burnt. The slaves became smart, and they started soaking the Yule log from October to December.

There were two Noahs: Devil Noah – he had raven black hair and plaited his whiskers. Gentleman Noah was driven by his nephew Devil Noah with his high spirited horses, when he became frightened he asked his hephew to slow down or stop. Devil Noah replied, “I’ll drive these horses straight to —- if you don’t give me $5,000. He received the $5,000.


  • Senator Thomas Worthington under Thomas Jefferson in which he states in a letter to Jefferson in Washington 17 July 1793 – a plan for the capital.
  • Judge William G.D. Worthington b. 1785 m. Eliza Jordon. Judge Worthington was appointed Territorial Governor of Florida by Andrew Jackson.
  • William E. Worthington was the first clerk of the Court of Howard County, MD.
  • According to Richardson “Side Lights of Md. History” p. 255, Captain John Worthington emigrated to Md. in company with his brother Samuel, in the year 1670. The latter settled in Somerset County and left numerous descendants. As of yet we can not document this information. We have the following in our files:

Samuel Worthington 1648 – 1715 married in 1685 Alice Elzey D/O John and Sarah Elzey of Southampton, England

– 1692 Samuel took the oath of sub-sheriff

– 1696 Samuel signed to address the province of Maryland to King William and Queen Mary as Military Officer and Official of Someret County.

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