QUERY: Thomas Janney, Jr

June 22, 2017

A query from Kathryn Schultz

My husband’s mother descends from the Quaker immigrant and “Publisher of Truth” Thomas Janney, Jr., who arrived in Philadelphia in late September 1683 with his family and settled near Newtown in Bucks Co.

His mother was Elizabeth Worthington, born in 1604 and married Thomas Janney, Sr. of Styal, Cheshire in 1625. I do not have any information on her parents. Thomas Janney, Sr. was the son of Randle Janney, whose parents were Thomas and Jane/Jone Worthington Janney, who married in 1578.

Do you know whether there is a connection between these Cheshire Worthingtons and yours in New Jersey? Thanks for your help.

I checked my Worthington databases and don’t have a Janney in any of my files..

Newtown, in Bucks County is a location where Worthington’s have can be found, but about 100 years later. My “Byberry” Worthington line didn’t arrive until about 1705 and they came from Lancashire, England.

I have a couple of other places to look, but will make this Blog Post so that others may help us / you with this Query.

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QUERY: Reeve from New Jersey

April 24, 2017

Bob Bolles 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 …

I see you also have a REEVE line you research. I have several myself from the Newark Essex, NJ area and was wondering if there may be a connection.

My REEVE is Doctor Watts Reeve, b abt Jun 1919 in NJ d 19 Mar 1885 Newark, NJ (not profession , it’s his 1st name) married to Susan C. Dean b. abt 1827 in NJ d. 11 Feb 1896 in Newark, NJ Married in Springfield , NJ on 22 Apr 1847

They had 8 children, Arron W. b 1848, Ann W. b. 1849, Doctor Wilber b.1849 Unknown boy b. 1851 Horace e. b. 1854; Laura Virginia, b. 1858 d 1949; Emma, b abt 1862 and Edward, b abt 1864.

Doctor Watts and Susan are my 2d great grandparents, Laura Virginia is my great grandmother, married to Franklin Summers Bolles on 28 Apr 1881 in Newark, Essex, NJ

Let me know if there is a connection to your Reeves line as my line is bricked walled to this point.


QUERY: Worthington, Charles Campbell

February 7, 2017
jansaranac1969@gmail.com
Submitted on 2017/02/06 at 8:44 pm
Comment Hello Russ and Derrick, Charles Campbell Worthington of NY and Shawnee-on-Delaware PA had a Daughter Alice Rice Worthington from his second marriage. She married and divorced Lionel Noah. I’ll see if I can find a Took or Tucker.

QUERY: Capt John Worthington – John Worthington Austin

February 3, 2017
Sally Bradbury
rnsbradbury@yahoo.com
None of these is in my tree. Sorry. I have not been on your website for a couple of years (working elsewhere) so this is the first time I’ve seen the post by John Worthington Austin. If he is still trying to put together the entire tree of Captain John, he might want to look at my tree (Shaw Kutnewsky Family Tree on Ancestry). My line descends from Capt. John through John to Samuel, but then comes down through Samuel’s second wife Martha Garrettson. Their oldest son was Nicholas who moved to (West) Virginia and lived at Beach Bottom, Brooke, right along the Ohio River. Nicholas married Mary Jones and their son Samuel Garrettson Jones Worthington was a well respected Methodist Episcopal circuit riding preacher for 50 years.
Sally

QUERY: Alice Worthington Tucker

February 3, 2017
Derrick Mcintosh
dmack3400@gmail.com
Question- Is there any relation or could you tell me what the connection is between my grandmother Alisha Worthington Tooke(Born Alice Worthington Tucker) and CC Worthington?

Genealogical Proof Standard–Chapter 3 Homework

January 18, 2017

 

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Christine Rose, Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case 4th Edition Revised, (San Jose, California: CR Publications) 2014.

https://www.amazon.com/Genealogical-Proof-Standard-Christine-Rose/dp/0929626214

Chapter 3 of this book, Evaluating the Records, is something we need to do, for everything we might consider putting into our genealogy database. I do this several times, during the process of my data entry.

  1. Looking at the description of the item in question. For example: the description of an online database. Who created the record group, what was it’s purpose, what am I looking at
  2. When crafting a Citation (I do this up front) I need to determine what I need for the Citation, but that also makes me think and evaluate why I want to use this record
  3. Evaluate this “new” record as it is entered in relationship with other records for a specific Event or Fact
  4. Does it make sense in context with the other information or does it present conflicting information

The best example I can think about is a profile I have in an Online Tree.

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It looks straight forward, the information is cited appropriately. But, this view is only showing my “current thinking” or some might call it my conclusions. But, if I were to look at the Alternate Facts (ALT Facts), I have a different view.

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As each of these entries were entered and cited, they were evaluated, made sense as stand alone entries and entered, but when I put the Census Records in context of the other records, there is conflicting information.

Although my current thinking, is that this person was born in Indiana, but I need to resolve the conflicting information. The “current thinking” is that this person was born 11 Mar 1824 in Indiana, based on an email from the family researcher and a Find-A-Grave entry. There were 7 other records that indicated this person was born about 1825, 1828 in Ohio or 1829, in Indiana.

There is conflicting information, as far as I am concerned. a year or two difference in the same place from Census Records, may be OK, but in this case, after evaluating the Birth Fact, I am not so sure.

Further evaluation of the data at hand, I find that the Contributor for the Find-A-Grave Memorial is the author of the Email that I had received for this profile.

Bottom line on this one, I am not sure that my “current thinking” is correct. I am not disagreeing with the family researchers, but I know that I must find a more reliable record, original if possible, to resolve this conflicting information. I have not completed my Reasonably Exhaustive Research.


Genealogy Proof Standard–2017 Study Group Chapter 1

January 3, 2017

Getting ready for the 2017 Study Group on the book Genealogical Proof Standard, Building a Solid Case by Christine Rose, I discovered that I may have talked about Chapter 1 in an earlier blog post.

We’re Related–Clean Tree Report

I say that, because I am not sure that a Clean Tree reflects that I am working toward the steps that are discussed in this chapter. Yes, it is clean to a viewer, who might not know about the GPS or understand what they are looking at. On a mobile device or in the Ancestry Member Tree APP, but it does not reflect GPS. I have come to call the Clean Tree a Conclusion Based Tree. I was introduced to that term a couple of years ago. Didn’t like it then, don’t like it now.

HOWEVER, in doing some study of the features in an Ancestry Member Tree, keeping the GPS in mind, specifically in Chapter 1, the “Messy Tree” with the available features on the online tree, does both.

I see the Conclusion Tree (No ALT Facts), but can turn the ALT Facts ONE to see “how I got to the conclusion”.

The trick now, is how do I convey some of my research to a Guest on that tree. In most cases, IF you look at the details or Alternate Facts, you see pieces of the Fact, like Abt Year as one Fact, State for the same fact but a different citation, and the Preferred (Clean View) with the complete date and location.

Using the features that I described in that blog post, I think the Messy Tree does reflect the GPS as described in this Chapter. I would not call my Ancestry Member Tree a Conclusion Tree, but my “Current Thinking Tree”. Afterall, there are new records coming online every day.

I did a Video about this topic, if you are interested:

Back2Basics – Clean vs Messy Online Tree


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