Blog Query: Sarah R. Howard

October 3, 2011

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 sharonellis@yahoo.com

Russ,

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.

Thanks,
Sharon Ellis


Blog Query: Samuel Worthington

October 2, 2011

Received from : Texana twlawler@ymail.com

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!.

My Reply:

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


Blog Query: Samuel “the Quaker” Worthington

October 2, 2011

Received this from Texana twlawler@ymail.com

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

My Reply was:

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


Blog Query: Worthington’s in Alabama

September 14, 2011

Cindy says:

September 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm (Edit)

I’d like to know if there is any relation here to the Worthington family in Crenshaw County, Alabama. My mother was Betty Worthington and her parents were Carney Eddie and Obie Lee Worthington.


Blog Query: Worthington’s in Florida

September 14, 2011

Margaret Harris says:

September 14, 2011 at 11:18 am (Edit)

I have a slight connection to the Worthington’s in Florida (Washington County). Please see my tree at http://online.dralex.com/margmarieh/. Click on “People”, then “W”.

Florida Worthington married into my Kolmetz line. (She was not in my direct ancestry). I would recommend that you check into the history of this family and see if they are connected to your line. I will look in my Washington County Heritage book and see what I can find, too,


Blog Query: Issac Worthington

September 13, 2011

Jimmy Worthington says:

March 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm (Edit)

My Great-Grandfather left Oklahoma and settled in Lindale, Texas. His name was Issac Worthington, I believe. He was a peace officer of some kind in Oklahoma. Peace was in short supply those days in Oklahoma. He ended up killing a member of some gang. He knew if he stayed, the rest would kill him. That is when he moved to Texas. His Dad had moved to Oklahoma, from Tennessee. I am not sure, but I have heard that he was in the “Oklahoma land run”. His brother moved to California. When my Grandfather, William Shelby Worthington was getting on in years, a man & his wife drove up to their house, and told him that he was his cousin from California. He did not even know that his Dad had any siblings. Because of this, I have met a few of that branch of the family.

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Blog Query: David Greenwood Worthington

September 13, 2011

Wanda Worthington koerner says December 15, 2010 at 4:48 pm (Edit)

  • My ggf was David Greenwood Worthington born 1821 in Mississippi . He showed up in Washington County,Florida about 1845 on the first Florida voters list and lived there till his death in 1893 .

    He married and raised a large family before his death. I have not found any parents for him, I did find one brother Martin M. Worthington born in 1819 also in Mississippi.

    If anyone has any information on this line please help.


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