Inferential Genealogy Study Group in 2nd Life – What next ?

July 10, 2011

While I wait for a couple of Civil War books to arrive, I wanted to step back to see what I had.

Over the past several days, I have been looking at Census Records from 1850 – 1900 to see what I could find as I build this family in hopes that I would find the Parents of David Ridgely Howard.

The biggest help to date is this 1880 Census Record. The first census that included relationships.

This is the household of William R. Howard.

1880-CensusRecord-HowardHousehold

David is at the bottom and listed as Brother to William R. The 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1900 Census included some of this same siblings and family members. Over these census records, some come and some go. Had to build an EXCEL spreadsheet to track this “family”. I am continuing to track these individuals and identify their relationships.

To date, the only ‘hint’ to David’s parents is that his parents, both of them, were born in Maryland. His siblings census records confirm that each time I look at them.

It would appear that David’s siblings, other than William remained single. It also appears that William ran a Flower Store, guessing in Baltimore, as he is listed twice as a Merchant and once a Flower merchant.

The funny piece about this research is that I worked very close to where this household was, at least in one census record that reported the street and house number.

Remembering Dr. Jones’ task two, it Search Broadly. What have I missed? It’s obvious to me that the census is not going to get me there.

Summarizing where I am, I checked some of my early research notes, looking for what I haven’t look yet. There is was, the comment in the Gettysburg presentation that James Walllace and Ridgely Howard’s grandparents served in the Revolutionary War. Yes, I have questioned the number of generations back, but I am not counting that number yet.

So, off to see if I can find any Revolutionary War records for any Howards in Baltimore. I know, in advance from other research that I will find a a couple. Another set of records that I haven’t looked at closely before.

Isn’t this fun ???


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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