Samuel H. Worthington, and Granville Worthington of Levyville, Levy Co. Fla. were in Enoch Daniels, Detachment in the Seminole War, 1856. Commander, Lieut. Enoch Daniels
Samuel Worthington of Worthington Springs, Florida was the g.son of the above Samuel and the son of John and Elizabeth (Davis) Worthington b.1785, New Berry S.C. d. Otter Creek, Levy Co. Florida. Samuel was very eccentric and had quite a bit of money for people of that day, his father grew cotton and grew more cotton per acre than any person in New Berry, County and I guess he received his share of the money also when John died. Samuel built a house of oak blocks, and this house was one of the best in that part of Florida. His boys played near the Santa Fee River and near where they lived. One day while digging in the sand, a trickle of water started to flow and they ran home to tell their father. This is where Samuel “built” the Springs
Land Granted to Samuel Worthington Jr. then of Frederick Co, Vir. In Hampshire Co. Vir. – By Thomas Lord Fairfax – The Right Honoruable Thomas Fairfax, Baron of Cameron in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. To all to whom this present writing shall come, sends GREETING: Know ye that for good causes for in consideration of the compostion to me paid and for the annual rent herein after reserved. I have given granted and confirmed unto, Samuel Worthington Jr. of Frederick County a certain tract of waste and granted land near Patterson’s Creek in Hampershire Co; containing two hundred and ninety one Acres, assigns forever, He, the said Samuel Worthington and his heirs forever. Given at my office in the Frederick County under my hand and seal. Dated the 12th. Day or September 1770. Tho. Day Martin Seal, Samuel was the son of Samuel Worthington Sr. and Mary Simcock and brother to Robert called “Bobby Dunblaen”
Anna H. (Coale) Worthington 6 Sept. 1817 d. 21 June 1838 was but 21 years of age, was the wife of Frank Hollingsworth Worthington b. 22 April 1816 d. 11 Jan. 1892. Anna is buried in a very old brick church yard. The church built in 1811. Anna is the only Worthington buried in this cemetery. She is buried beside the Coale family lot, though none of the dates could possibly have been those of her parents, but could have been her brothers and sisters. Her husband Frank H. Worthington, was the son of Charles and Hannah (Yellott) Worthington. The cemetery is located at Nottingham, Cecil Co. Md.
If your family can be traced as far back as 1538, that means that your ancestors are of very noble stock, because only the aristocracy kept records of their doings before the 16th, century.
As your editors look back on this past year, we keep asking ourselves not “How our members are getting along with their Family History Research” but Are we as your editors giving our members a balanced program of the things which they want and find interesting?” We have tried very hard to do just that, with the kind help from many of our members. Our first year has indeed been an unqualified success, but that success has been due entirely to the enthusiasm and support of our members in the combined research of our Worthington family. Our membership has grown very large since our very first member, Charles Worthington, Atlanta, Ga. sent in his subscription (This is the first time he is aware he is number One). Maryland leads all the states for the amount of subscribers, Illinois is second and Texas is third. This makes Capt. John (1st) Nicholas (2nd) and Robert the Quaker (3rd). We are researching the Worthington in England, where all our lines cross. We dont know how we can get this information to you, but in the coming months we are going, to try. We deal with mostly Parish Records and Lest Court Records, as these, are the moat easily documented. We have one room filled with filing cabinets – full of Worthington records, pictures, maps, wills, deeds. If any member has an idea as to the best way we can impart this information – please, please send in your suggestions. We have thought of taking one immigrant ancestor at a time – But .is this fair?
It is time for renewal as this is last issue in Volume I – as we subscribe by volume. We don’t want to lose any of you – you are all family. “The Worthington Descendants Family”. Thank you all for putting up with typing mistakes, errors, etc.
We want to especially thank our two faithful husbands, father and son-in-law- Charles Brengle and Philip Poole, who have aided us in all research, transportation, printing, cemetery digging and in preparation for mailing and who have to face and live with the big “W” as a steady diet. We hope to talk to you all again in October. Frances and Bette.