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.
April 24, 2017
Bob Bolles commented on To Submit a Query for the Worthington Surname
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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.
May 22, 2016
I’m trying to determine if we are related to Samuel Worthington who founded Worthington Springs, Florida. My grandmother told me stories of somehow we were related through either her mother, Martha Lucinda Shepherd or her father, Ezra C. Fisher. My grandmother’s name was Esther Ina Fisher. I’ve puttered on Ancestry.com, but couldn’t find a connection…in fact the trail runs cold at Martha and Ezra – I can’t find any records of their parents. Any insight would be much appreciated.
January 12, 2016
A Query from Sharon Culver-Rease
I am struggling to find the parents of my great grandmother, Martha A Worthington who was born March 15, 1870 in Kansas. She had a brother Edward born in October 1876. The information I have is from census and marriage records. She moved to Missouri at 18 and got married. I would welcome any suggestions.