Social Media strikes again

June 23, 2012

I was reading Facebook yesterday, and there was a picture of the Sign for the Burial Ground where my Grandparents (all 4 of them) are buried. A number of my aunts and uncles (Dad’s side) are buried there.


My pictures, not from Facebook


Who posted that photo? The gentleman who currently lives is the house where my Dad’s family lived.


Little did my friend Steve know, that my Grandparents were married in this same building, the Birmingham Friends Meeting in 1915.


This picture is from about 1915. My grandparents were married in this building June 17, 1915. I don’t know, for sure, the date that Steve was at Birmingham, but I am guessing it was a couple of days ago, around the their 97th anniversary. (happy belated Anniversary)

Not only were they Married their, but the are also resting in the Cemetery just behind this building.


I send a link to my Find-A-Grave posting for my grandfather, as on his Find-A-Grave Memorial, there are links to my Aunts and Uncles who are buried in the same area of the cemetery and a link to where my dad is resting.

Henry Russell Worthington (1887 – 1956)

Good thing Steve is interested in Genealogy.

But why stop there, I have other family in the same Cemetery that Steve visited.

Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Who say’s Social Media doesn’t work. For me it works well, hope it doesn’t overwhelm Steve.

Montmorenci–Marie Conrad Lehr

June 17, 2012

Marie Conrad Lehr (1884-1921), was an owner of Montmorenci into the 1900’s, but is a Worthington Descendant. Found this newspaper article on her death:



Baltimore Sun
June 7, 1921
Mortuary Notice


Body Placed In Memorial Chapel She Built Recently

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon in Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal Church for Mrs. Marie Conrad Lehr, wife of Dr. Louis Charles Lehr, who died early yesterday of pneumonia at the home of the Misses Sally and Polly Carter, Washington Apartments. With a simple service, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Hugh Brickhead, the body was taken yesterday from the apartment and placed in the Memorial Chapel in Emmanuel Church that Mrs. Lehr built recently in memory of her mother, Mrs. Lawrence Lewis Conrad. Following the services in the church today the body will be taken to Montmorenci and interred in the old-family burying ground tomorrow.

Mrs. Lehr was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis Conrad. Her mother was Miss Sally Howard Worthington, of Montmorenci, in Worthington Valley. On the paternal side Mrs. Lehr was a direct descendent of Nellie Curtis, daughter of Martha Washington. On November 9, 1909, Mrs. Lehr married Dr. Lehr, son of the late Robert Lehr, who died in 1887. The ceremony was performed at the Hotel Belvedere by the late Cardinal Gibbons, assisted by the late Rev. Francis X. Brady, president of Loyola College.

During the war Dr. Lehr served in France and Mrs. Lehr worked under Miss Anne Morgan on the committee for reconstruction work in France.


June 7, 1921 Mortuary Notice for Marie Conrad Lehr, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland.  Genealogy Bank.

There are a number of follow up items, on my ToDo list, about her and I know there are other newspaper articles, and another visit to Baltimore will need to be scheduled.

She isn’t the first one to have a note about being buried in “the old-family burying ground”. I have other notes, indicating that some have been moved from this burial ground to Saint John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery. Will have to see if she was one of those who was moved.

Of interest, is the notation what she is a descendant of Nellie Curtis, daughter of Martha Washington.

Lesson Learned: The study of this house, continues to show the impact of the people in this house to their neighborhood. Based on this article, once again there appears to be an impact on the Episcopal Church in the area. I suspect that this will be more obvious as time goes on.

Montmorenci–Samuel Worthington, Jr

June 16, 2012

Samuel Worthington, Jr – 1776 – 1811



Mortuary Notice : December 12, 1811, Page 3, Column 2. Samuel Worthington – 1776 – 1811, Federal Gazette, Baltimore, Maryland.  Genealogy Bank.

Samuel Worthington Jr, Son of Samuel Worthington (1734 – 1815) and Mary Tolley Worthington (1740 – 1777) was born 23 Sep 1776 in Worthington Valley, Baltimore County, Maryland.

May have been buried at Montmorenci initially, be later moved to Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Reisterstown (Worthington Valley).


1940 Census–Henry Russell Worthington

April 26, 2012

There is no street address, but I know where this is. The 1940 Census called it Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania, Enumeration District 92 – Family 73.

My Grandparents, and all but one of their children were listed.


The house was part of the Worthington Orchards, on U.S. Route 100.

This is the Rt 100 side of the house. (Photo not dated)


This next picture is of my Grandmother, keeper of the Garden that was in front of her.


This next picture was taken in 1999 on a visit to the farmhouse.


The other side of the house, looking at the front porch. (1999(


Another view of the side of the house.


The entrance to the house in 1999. This is the entrance we all used. Behind the photographer was where the “Packing Shed” and farm stand once stood.


The front of the house in 1999.


The farm house with a little snow, but a photo of the Packing House where we ALL worked, year round.


Thanks to Google Maps, a view of what was the Driveway, from Route 100 to the back of the house as seen above. The driveway above is covered with snow, but it was just up the hill from what’s left of the driveway today.


1940 Census–Henry and Louise Worthington

April 22, 2012

Their first, rented house for $35.00 / month. Didn’t even know they lived here:


At first I couldn’t find them. I started with looking for them with their parents, but they had married in 1939. I knew that Dad had built his house on the farm in Lionville.


So, I really had to look for them.

The right half of the building is 223 South Walnut.


Oh, it’s for sale.

What is a Nanosecond?

February 28, 2012

Rear Admiral “Amazing” Grace Hopper explains a NanoSecond.


She is a descendant of Capt John Worthington and my 7th Cousin

Facebook and Blogs

February 7, 2012

As you might know, I just returned from Salt Lake City, UT and Roots Tech 2012. Lots of topics, talks, chatting, looking a techie stuff and lots of other things, including talking to other Genea-Bloggers.

We heard a lot about Social Networking in many formats.

About an hour ago, My friend Midge Frazel, of Granite In My Blood, simply posted, on FaceBook “Quaker Family: Small Breakthrough”. Since I read and follow her blogs, I had to look, especially with my Quaker Roots.

Her “small breakthrough” had a link to the Quaker “Monthly Meeting” in Adrian, Michigan. I know that place. I opened my family file, went to Adrain in my file to verify who had an event there.


Elizabeth Willits married Samuel Leeds in Adrain. Elizabeth is my 2nd Great Grandmother.

Midge continued to say to do a Google Search in Google Books, as that is how she found more information. She posted a link

The Google Search found this article:

Friends’ review: a religious, literary and miscellaneous journal, Volume 31 and on page 825 was this article.


Samuel Leeds was her second marriage. She had previously married Henry Wilson Worthington.

Lesson Learned: The value of Social Media.


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