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 firstname.lastname@example.org you have a clue, thanks.
This is a copy of a Query Posted on this blog:
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
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.
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.
I’m very interested in reading more in the blog and would like to add information about my family link.
My g-g-g-grandfather is Ansel Terry married to g-g-g-grandmother Elizabeth Foster and as a widower to Lydia Brown.
One of his sons, David Nelson Terry (my great-great-grandfather) married his second wife Ruth Blackburn Scott and are the parents of My great-grandfather Rev. Lewis (Lute) Sherman Terry who married my great-grandmother Harriet “Hattie” Elizabeth Curtis
And they are parents of my grandfather Jesse Wall Terry who married my grandmother Ruth Adell Nesmith.
I’m new to genealogy research and am excited to find any family links.
Cathy Lowe Clark
I wonder whether 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!
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 email@example.com
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.
Received from : Texana firstname.lastname@example.org
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!.
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.
Received this from Texana email@example.com
iS Captain Worthington kin to Samuel Worthington the Quaker who married Sarah Simcott? in PA
My Reply was:
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.