Inferential Genealogy Study Group in 2nd Life – Search Broadly #2

June 6, 2011

The History Channel had a program on Gettysburg. Ridgely Howard, of Baltimore, Maryland was mentioned as part of the Maryland Battalion. His father served in the Revolutionary War and served with George Washington

“His father served in the Revolutionary War” statement has been of concern to me. The time frame doesn’t match up.

So, I returned to my genealogy database, as I knew I had some Revolutionary War veterans in there somewhere.

I looked at my Howard’s, specifically Of the 8 male Howard’s, I found 3 of them married a Ridgely. Did I miss something in my first glance at my file?

Joseph Howard married Rachael Ridgely, but Joseph died in 1777.

Brice Howard married Anne Ridgely, but Brice died in 1799.

Thomas Cornelius Howard married Eleanor Ridgely, but he died in 1801

All three were sons of Cornelius Howard and Rachael Ridgely Worthington.

Note: Naming pattern.

Note: A Worthington, Ridgely, Howard connection.

Brice Howard was a Captain of the Anne Arundel Militia in 1776

Thomas Cornelius was an Ensign in Captain Brice Howard’s Company

Henry C. Paden, Jr., Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Family Line Publications, Rear 63 East Main Street, Westminister, Maryland 21157 – 1992), Philadelphia Genealogical Society Library, Page 101.


So, there is some validity to the Note about an ancestor being in the Revolutionary was, but also rules out the “father” piece of the statement used in the TV program.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 4, Page 6 Fall 1983 – Doctor Charles Worthington

July 31, 2010

SKETCH OF DOCTOR CHARLES WORTHINGTON, son of COLONEL NICHOLAS and CATHERINE (nee) GRIFFITH WORTHINGTON, b. 9 October 1759 in Anne Arundel County, Md. He served in the Continental Navy in the Revolutionary War. On 14 February 1788 he married ELIZABETH BOOTH. Their children were: i – NICHOLAS WORTHINGTON:  ii – JOHN GRIFFITH (he went to Ohio): Catherine: iv – ELIZABETH ANNE: v – WILLIAM NICHOLAS. DOCTOR CHARLES WORTHINGTON lived in GEORGETOWN, Maryland. He died 10 September 1836.

Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 1, Page 5 April 1983 – Worthington, Nicholas

January 17, 2009

Sketch of Nicholas Worthington – 1734 – 1793 Col. Rev. War. Round Bay m. Catherine Griffith 1732-1793 Issue: Elizabeth, 1752-1756; Thomas 1754-1823 m. Margaret Mullikin, Charles 1756-1756; Nicholas 1757-1782; Rev. War m. Elizabeth Rutland; Dr. Charles, 1759-1836 Surgeon U.S.N. m. Elizabeth Booth; Catherine, 1761 m. Col. Baker Johnson’; Brice John, (twin) 1764 q.v.,; John Griffith (twin) 1765-1797 unm.; Elizabeth, 1766-1820 unm; Achsah 1768-1835 m. Dr. Richard Y. Goldsborough S/O Robert and Sarah (Yerbury) Goldsborough; Sarah 1770 m. Dr. William Goldsborough q.v. (bro. Richard Y.)

Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 1, Page 3 April 1983 – Worthington, Ann

August 22, 2008

Sketch of Ann Worthington m. Thomas Beale Dorsey; Issue Capt. John Worthington Dorsey 1751-1821 Rev. War; Battle of Long Island and White Plains.

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