10. Documentation for Chesterfield D. Worth
(1850 to after March 1892 and before 1893)
father of Ethel Leona Worth
(08 Jan 1893 to 26 Dec 1976)



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Chesterfield Worth was born in 1850 in Rush County, Indiana. He probably was born between June 28th and July 12th. The U. S. Census for Indiana, 1850, enumerated September 4, lists Chesterfield D. Worth as 1 year old.(
1) The U. S. Census for Indiana, 1860, enumerated July 12th, lists Chester F. D. Worth as 10 years old.(2) The U. S. Census for Illinois, 1880, enumerated June 28th, lists Chesterfield Worth as age 29.(3) The census records for 1850 and 1860 indicate Chesterfield Worth had a middle initial of "D".

Chesterfield was the son of
John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale.(4) John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale were married June 5, 1837, in Rush County, Indiana.(5) According to the U. S. Census for Indiana, 1850, John and Julia Ann Worth were the parents of at least six children, all born in Indiana: Seth, James, John C., Mary J., Elizabeth, and Chesterfield Worth.(6) Julia Ann (Drysdale) Worth died April 10, 1856, and was buried in the Old Boggstown Cemetery at Boggstown, Shelby County, Indiana.(7) John and Julia Worth may have had other children between the time of the 1850 census and the date of Julia's death in 1856.

John Worth married Mary Jane (Lemon) Stephens in Shelby County, Indiana, on January 1, 1857.(
8) The U. S. Census for Indiana, 1860, for the John and Mary J. Worth household probably includes children from both of their previous marriages.(9) Chesterfield Worth married Lucy Jane Harmison.(10) She was the daughter of Isaiah Harmeson and Melissa Perkins.(11) Lucy Jane Harmison was born in April 1851 in the state of Indiana.(12) A marriage record for Lucy Harmison and Doctor Dillon was found in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, with a September 8, 1872, marriage date.(13) The first child of Chesterfield and Lucy Worth, Elizabeth A. Worth, probably was born in 1873.(14) Isaphine Worth, a daughter of Chesterfield and Lucy Jane (Harmison) Worth, gave her father's name as "Dock Worth" on her marriage license application in Terre Haute, Indiana.(15)

Chesterfield Worth and Lucy Jane Harmison were the parents of seven children: Elizabeth Ann, Jesse, Clara Belle, Mellisa (Melessia M.), Margaret, Isaphine, and Ethel Leona Worth.(
16) Annie Worth (Elizabeth A. Worth) died at age 18. She was buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana, on September 23, 1891.(17)

Chesterfield Worth apparently died in 1892 at Terre Haute, Indiana, probably sometime after March of that year. The
1892 Terre Haute City Directory lists Lucy Worth as the widow of Chesterfield.(18) Ethel Leona Worth, the youngest child of Chesterfield and Lucy Worth, was born January 8, 1893, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Both the death certificate and the social security application form of Ethel Leona (Worth) Older show that her father was Chesterfield Worth and that her mother was Lucy Jane Harmison.(19) No will or estate papers have been found for Chesterfield Worth nor is it known where he is buried.

Lucy Jane Harmison, the only wife of Chesterfield Worth, remarried on June 9, 1896, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Lucy married Jesse Lewellen.(
20) Jesse was the widower of Elizabeth Worth, a sister of Chesterfield. Jesse Lewellen and Elizabeth Worth were married in Montgomery County, Indiana, on November 17, 1864. "The proper Consent having been first filed by Jesse Lewallyn & John Worth a resident of said county." Jesse Lewallyn was the father of Jesse Lewellen, and John Worth was the father of Elizabeth Worth, Chesterfield's sister.(21) The 1896 Vigo County marriage record proves Jesse Lewellen was the same man who married Elizabeth A. Worth in 1864 in Montgomery County, Indiana. Elizabeth (Worth) Lewellen died sometime after March 25, 1888, and before June 1896.(22)

There is no reason to doubt Jesse Lewellen and Lucy Jane (Harmison) Worth knew each other many years before they married in 1896. Chesterfield and Lucy Jane Worth named two of their children after Jesse and Elizabeth Lewellen. The U. S. Census for Illinois, 1880, Vermilion County, Oakwood Township, indicates the first female child of Chesterfield Worth and Lucy Jane (Harmison) Worth was named Elizabeth. Their first male child was named Jesse.(
23)

A number of census records connect various members of the Worth and Lewellen families with Shannandale, Montgomery County, Indiana. Jonathan Lewellen, perhaps a cousin of Jessie Lewellen, married Martha A. Worth, a sister or step-sister of Chesterfield Worth, on April 21, 1869, in Montgomery County, Indiana.(
24) Jonathan and Martha A. (Worth) Lewellen are listed in the U. S. Census for Indiana, 1880, in Shannandale, Montgomery County, Indiana.(25)

George Horn married Mary J. Worth, a sister of Chesterfield, on May 14, 1866, in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.(
26) In the same wedding ceremony, John C. Worth, a brother of Chesterfield, married Matilda Horn, a sister of George Horn.(27) John C. Worth served in the 120th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.(28) Records in his service file clearly identify him as a son of John Worth in Montgomery County, Indiana.

George and Mary Jane (Worth) Horn are listed in the U. S. Census for Indiana, 1880, in Shannandale, Franklin Township, Montgomery County.(
29) John C. and Matilda (Horn) Worth and Jesse and Elizabeth (Worth) Lewellen, are listed on the same page in the U. S. Census for Indiana, 1880, for Shannandale, Montgomery County.(30) The father of Jesse Lewellen also was named Jesse Lewellen. He is listed in the U. S. Census for Indiana, 1870, Montgomery County, Franklin Township, with a post office of Shannandale.(31)

Lucy Jane (Harmison) (Worth) Lewellen died January 30, 1908, in Terre Haute, Indiana.(
32) Because she was impoverished, she was given a county burial. She was buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana, where her grave has no tombstone.(33)

The following list provides information about the seven children of Chesterfield Worth and Lucy Jane Harmison:

1) Elizabeth Ann Worth was born in 1873 and died at age 18. According to records at Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana, she was buried September 23, 1891. She has no tombstone because she was impoverished and received a county burial. Elizabeth was named after Chesterfield Worth's sister who married Jesse Lewellen in 1864 in Montgomery County, Indiana.(34)

2) Jesse Worth was born in February 1876 in Vermilion County, Illinois. The U. S. Census for Illinois, 1880, Vermilion County, Oakwood Township, lists Jesse in the Chesterfield and Lucy Jane Worth household, as age 4, born in Illinois, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana. The U. S. Census for Indiana, 1900, Vigo County, Jesse Lewellen household, lists Jessie Worth as born February 1876, age 24, born in Illinois, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana.(35)

The 1894 Terre Haute City Directory lists Jesse Worth as a laborer at the J. Hanley Mfg. Co. with residence at 22 Chesnut. The 1896 Terre Haute City Directory lists Jesse Worth as a tobacco maker at Fred J. Biel and a residence at 426 S. Water.(
36)

Jesse Worth married Ida M. Luther in Terre Haute, Indiana, on August 10, 1901.(
37) Jesse Worth murdered his wife, Iva May, on 23 March 1925, a Monday. She was beaten to death and her body thrown on a river bank three miles south of Terre Haute. The Terre Haute Tribune on page 1, 24 March 1925, carried a gruesome picture of the murdered wife and the location where her body was found. An article also on page 1 of the paper indicates Jesse killed his wife at their home and grocery store at 1008 South Thirteenth Street early Monday morning. The dead woman had been identified by a sister who telephoned (Jesse) Worth that his wife was in the morgue. A picture also appears on page 1 of the paper entitled "The Slayer", which presumably is a picture of Jesse Worth about the time of the murder. The 1930 Indiana census lists the home of a Jesse Worth, age 53, born about 1876, as Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana. The location is presumed to be that of an Indiana state prison.(38)

3)
Clara Belle Worth was born May 2, 1878, in Illinois. She married William H. Duke.(39) Clara Belle died January 11, 1967, in Long Beach, California.(40) She was buried in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Long Beach. Aunt Clara helped raise Ethel Leona Worth after the death of Chesterfield.(41)

4) Mellisa (Melessia M.) Worth married Cuby V. Hutchings on April 11, 1898.(42) She was erroneously listed as a son, not daughter, of Chesterfield and Lucy Worth on her birth record in Champaign County, Illinois. The birth record also gives Chesterfield Worth’s middle initial as S.

5) Margaret Worth died in Norwalk, California. She married first: Weisenberg; second: Riley. Bruce Weisenberg, a son, changed his name to Worth during World War II. Bruce Weisenberg had two daughters. His last known address was in Simi Valley, California.(43)

6) Isaphine Worth was born in January 1885. She first married Herbert Kiefner on July 29, 1903.(44) She later married a man with a last name of Strandtman in Houston, Texas. Helen Strandtman, a daughter, lived in Houston.(45)

7) Ethel Leona Worth was born January 8, 1893, in Terre Haute, Indiana.(46) She married Roy Burton Older, March 1, 1911, in Decatur, Illinois.(47) Roy and Ethel were the parents of Truxton James, Wilma Jane, and Robert Burton Older.(48) Ethel Leona (Worth) Older died at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, Ventura County, California, December 26, 1976, at age 83.(49) She is buried next to her husband at Springhill Cemetery in Danville, Illinois.(50)

Pictures of Lucy Jane (Harmison) Worth and the brothers and sisters of Ethel Leona Worth, excepting Melissa Worth, are in the possession of Curtis Lynn Older. Curtis is a grandson of Ethel L. (Worth) Older. He obtained the pictures from Wilma Jane (Older) Zillman, a daughter of Ethel L. (Worth) Older.

Chesterfield Worth is listed in the John Worth household in the U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850 and 1860.(
51) Chesterfield was not found in the U. S. Census of Indiana or Illinois, 1870. He did not live in the John Worth household in 1870.(52) Chesterfield and Lucy Jane Worth are in the U. S. Census of Illinois, 1880, Vermilion County, Oakwood Township.(53)

Children (Worth), born:

i. Elizabeth Ann, born in 1873 in Vermilion County, Illinois

ii.
Jesse, born in February 1876 in Vermilion County, Illinois

iii.
Clara Belle, born May 2, 1878, in Vermilion County, Illinois

iv.
Mellisa or Melessia M., August 20, 1880, Champaign

v.
Margaret, date of birth unknown

vi.
Isaphine, born January 1885

vii.
Ethel Leona, born January 8, 1893, in Terre Haute, Indiana


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
CHESTERFIELD WORTH and his daughter ETHEL LEONA WORTH

1) Death certificate for Ethel Leona Older State of California Certification of Vital Record, Ventura County, local registration district 5600, certificate number 2405, date of death 26 December 1975, date of birth 08 January 1893, informant Mrs. Wilma Zillman, a sister of Truxton J. Older. Chesterfield Worth appears as the father and Lucy Jane Harmeson as the mother.

2) Obituary for Ethel Older in the Danville Commercial News dated approximately 27 or 28 December 1976 which lists Chesterfield Worth and Lucy Jane Harmeson Worth as her parents. There may be an obituary in a Ventura, California, newspaper as well.

3) Social Security application form of Ethel Leona Worth, SSN #562-21-4615, also listed under Roy Burton Older SSN #329-09-0236, applied for at Ventura, California, which lists her father as Chesterfield Worth and her mother as Lucy Jane Harmeson.

4) 1892 Terre Haute (Indiana) City Directory, "Worth, Lucy (wid Chesterfield), lab, res 214 S 1st". Lucy also is listed as a widow of Chesterfield in the 1894 Terre Haute City Directory, residing at 22 Chesnut, and in the 1896 Terre Haute (Indiana) City Directory, residing at 426 S. Water.

5) State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages 1880 - 1920, R-Z, p. 190, Sup. Mt. v. 19, Clara Belle Worth, Isaphine Worth, Jessie Worth, and Malessia M. Worth. Name of bride - Isaphine Worth, name of father - Dock Worth, mother’s maiden name - Lucy Harmeson, female, white, age next birthday - 19, date of marriage - July 29, 1903, Book 7, p. 42. The marriage record of Isaphine Worth substantiates that Chesterfield Worth also was known as "Doc" [Dock} [Doctor] Worth. This supports the marriage license in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, that was for Doctor Dillon and Lucy Harmison. Doctor Dillon must have been Chesterfield Worth. Chesterfield Worth could not read or write at the time he married. He signed his marriage record with an “X” on page two. State of Illinois, Vermilion Co., Marriages, Doctor Dillon and Lucy Harmison, September 7, 1872, Film #1298746 - 1298749.

6) Pictures of Lucy Jane Harmison and the brothers and sisters of Ethel Leona Worth which include inscriptions on the back side consisting of “My darling mother”, “my mother”, “My sister”, “William H. Duke Terre Haute, Ind. When he and sister Clara first met. When I was 12 years old”, “Isa”, “Clara Worth Age 18”, “Sister Anna”, and “Uncle Herbert”. Copies of these pictures were made by Curtis L. Older and are included in his genealogical records related to Ethel Leona Worth and Chesterfield Worth. The pictures were originally in the possession of Wilma Jane Older Zillman after her mother, Ethel Leona Worth, died.

7) U. S. Census of Illinois, 1880, Vermilion Co., Chesterfield Worth, age 29, born in Indiana, Lucy Jane Worth, age 27, born in Indiana, Elizabeth Worth age 7 daughter, and Jesse Worth age 4 son.

8) Ethel L. Worth is listed as a step-daughter by Jessie Lewellen in the 1900 Indiana census. Jessie Lewellen married Lucy Jane Harmison Worth in 1896. Jesse had previously married Elizabeth Worth, a sister of Chesterfield. Apparently Elizabeth Worth Lewellen died between 1888 and 1896. Chesterfield and Lucy Jane named their first son Jessie and their first daughter Elizabeth after Jessie Lewellen and Elizabeth Worth Lewellen. 1900 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vigo County, Harrison Township, Terre Haute City, Roll T623_409, Page 11B, Enumeration District 110, House 125, Dwelling #230, Family #267, Lewellen, Jesse, head, white, male, born June 1845, Lewellen, Lucy J., wife, white, female, born April 1851, Worth, Jessie, stepson, white, male born February 1876, age 24, single, born in Indiana, white,, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana, day laborer, can read, write, and speak English, Worth, Isaphine, stepdaughter, white, female, born January 1885, age 15, Worth, Ethel L., stepdaughter, white, female, born January 1893, age 7.

9) State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, V 4-M, Nov 1892 - Dec 1896, p. 87, Box 60, June 9, 1896 (929.3177245 V); State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, June 9, 1896, Jesse Lewellen and Lucy Worth, Book 14, p. 84.


REFERENCES

1. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Rush Co., Jackson Township, enumerated September 4, 1850, by Isabael L. Sutton, p. 556, dwelling 52, family 54, Chesterfield D. Worth, age 1, born in Indiana.

2. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Hendricks Co., Middle Township, Pittsborough, enumerated July 12, 1860, by Asa S. White, dwelling 0823, family 0823, Chester F. D. Worth, age 10.

3. U. S. Census of Illinois, 1880, Vermilion Co., Oakwood Township, e. d. 219, sheet 41, dwelling 298, family 299, enumerated June 28, 1880, by Magruder W. Selby, Chesterfield Worth, age 29, born in Indiana.

4. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Rush Co., Jackson Township; U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Hendricks Co., Middle Township.

5. State of Indiana, Rush Co., Marriage Records, June 5, 1837, John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale, p. 4:327.

6. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Rush Co., Jackson Township, John Worth, age 34, born in North Carolina, wagon maker, Julia A. Worth, age 35, born in Kentucky; Seth Worth, age 10, James Worth age 9, John Worth, age 5, Mary J. Worth, age 5, Elizabeth Worth, age 3, and Chesterfield D. Worth, age 1.

7. Tombstone of Julia Ann (Drysdale) Worth, Old Boggstown Cemetery, Shelby Co., Indiana. John German viewed the tombstone in the 1960s. John recorded in his notes that the tombstone read as follows: JULIA A., Wife of, JOHN WORTH, DIED, April 10 1856, Aged, 40 Yrs 2 mo, & 13 ds. Elizabeth Worth German, a sister of John Worth, was an ancestor of John German. She also was buried in the Old Boggstown Cemetery. Before Curtis L. Older visited the Old Boggstown Cemetery on August 26, 2000, vandals damaged many tombstones. The upper-left portion of the Julia Ann Worth tombstone, which included the letters "Juli", was broken off.

8. State of Indiana, Shelby Co., Marriages, January 1, 1857, John Worth and Mary Jane (Lemon) Stephens.

9. The John and Mary J. Worth household is listed twice in the U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860. Once record is for Montgomery Co., Madison Township, post office - Linden, family number 0161, dwelling number 0166. The second record is for Hendricks Co., Middle Township, Pittsborough, family number 0823, dwelling number 0823.

10. U. S. Census of Illinois, 1880, Vermilion Co., Chesterfield Worth, age 29, born in Indiana, Lucy Jane Worth, age 27, born in Indiana; State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages 1880 - 1920, R-Z, p. 190, Sup. Mt. v. 19, Clara Belle Worth, Isaphine Worth, Jessie Worth, and Malessia M. Worth; 1892, 1894, and 1896 Terre Haute (Indiana) City Directory, "Worth, Lucy (wid Chesterfield).

11. Indiana State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, Lucy Lewellen, location of death - Harrison Township, Vigo Co., Terre Haute, N 4th St., date of birth April 1851, age 57 years, widow, father Isaiah Harmeson, mother - not known, date of death January 30, 1908, burial Highland Lawn, information given by Jesse Worth, N 4th St.

12. Ibid; U. S. Census of Indiana, 1900, Vigo Co., Vol. 78, E. D. 110, Sheet 11, Line 77, Lucy J. Lewellen, born April 1851, age 49, number of years in present marriage - 3, number of children - 7, number living - 6, born in Indiana, father born in Ohio, mother born in Indiana.

13. State of Illinois, Vermilion Co., Marriages, Doctor Dillon and Lucy Harmison, September 7, 1872, Film #1298746 - 1298749. Other than the fact that Chesterfield could not read or write and would not know what was written on the marriage certificate as his name, I have no idea why he is listed on his marriage license as Doctor Dillon. He apparently went by the name “Dock” because one of his daughters, Isaphine Worth, lists her father’s name as Dock Worth on her marriage license. Perhaps his middle name was Dillon, but I have nothing else to support that possibility.

14. U. S. Census of Illinois, 1880, Vermilion Co., Elizabeth A. Worth, age 7, born in Illinois.

15. State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, 1880-1920, R-Z, p. 190: name of bride - Isaphine Worth, name of father - Dock Worth, mother’s maiden mame - Lucy Harmeson, female, white, age next birthday - 19, date of marriage - July 29, 1903, Book 7, p. 42.

16. Pictures of Lucy Jane (Harmison) Worth and the brothers and sisters of Ethel Leona Worth, excepting one sister, Melissa Worth, are in the possession of Curtis Lynn Older, a grandson of Ethel L. (Worth) Older. The pictures were obtained from Wilma Jane (Older) Zillman, a daughter of Ethel L. (Worth) Older. Each picture has writing on the back by Ethel L. (Worth) Older that identifies each picture; U. S. Census of Indiana, 1900, Vigo Co., line 77, Lucy J. Lewellen, born April 1851, age 49, number of years in present marriage - 3, number of children - 7, number living - 6.

17. Highland Lawn Cemetery, 4420 East Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana, Annie Worth, age 18, buried September 23, 1891, Section 20, Lot 8, Block 5, no stones, county burial - impoverished.

18. 1892 Terre Haute (Indiana) City Directory, "Worth, Lucy (wid Chesterfield), lab, res 214 S 1st". Lucy also is listed as a widow of Chesterfield in the 1894 Terre Haute City Directory, residing at 22 Chesnut, and in the 1896 Terre Haute (Indiana) City Directory, residing at 426 S. Water.

19.
State of California, Ventura Co., Certificate of Death, local registration district 5600, certificate number 2405, Ethel Leona (Worth) Older, date of death December 26, 1975, date of birth January 8, 1893, father - Chesterfield Worth, mother - Lucy Harmison; Application for Social Security Number, April 25, 1972, Ventura, California, Ethel L. Older, maiden name Ethel Leona Worth, parents - Chesterfield Worth and Lucy Jane Harmison.

20. State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, V 4-M, Nov 1892 - Dec 1896, p. 87, Box 60, June 9, 1896 (929.3177245 V); State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, June 9, 1896, Jesse Lewellen and Lucy Worth, Book 14, p. 84.

21. State of Indiana, Montgomery Co., Marriages, Jesse W. Lewellen and Elizabeth Worth, married November 17, 1864, filed and recorded January 28, 1865, Book 6, p. 272.

22. State of Indiana, Montgomery Co., Births, 1882 to 1920, Book H-4, p. 141, male child of Jesse Lewellen and Elizabeth Worth, born March 26, 1888.

23. U. S. Census of Illinois, 1880, Vermilion Co., Oakwood Township, e. d. 219, sheet 41, Chesterfield Worth, age 29, born in Indiana, Lucy Jane Worth, age 27, born in Indiana, Elizabeth A. Worth, age 7, born in Illinois, Jesse Worth, age 4, born in Illinois, Clara Belle Worth, age 2, born in Illinois.

24. State of Indiana, Montgomery Co., Marriages, Johnathan Lewellen and Martha A. Werth(Worth), married April 21, 1869, Book 7, original source p. 230.

25. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1880, Montgomery Co., Shannandale, Jonathan Lewellen, age 38, farmer, born in Indiana, father born in NC, mother born in NC, Martha A. Worth, age 27, keeping house, born in Indiana, father born in NC, mother born in Ohio, Nettie, age 9, at school, Lillian, age 7, at home, Thomas, age 4, Arthur, age 2, Oliver, age 7/12.

26. State of Indiana, Tippecanoe Co., Marriages, George Horn and Jane Worth, May 14, 1866, Book C-11, p. 202.

27. Ibid, John Worth and Matilda Horn.

28. National Archives, Civil War Pension Records, John C. Worth, 120th Indiana Infantry, Private, Company C, soldier's certificate #368-228, Can #7 730, Bundle #22, wife Rebecca J. Worth, number 497,241 appears on the cover of his folder, also #1,567,964. File contains copy of his Honorable Discharge, copy of his Death Certificate, and copy of Death Certificate for Matilda Worth. John C. Worth lost sight in his left eye, was partially deaf in both ears, and was severely wounded in the left shoulder and right arm due to a shell explosion at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.

29. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1880, Montgomery Co., Franklin Township, Shannandale, enumerated by F. H. Marshall on June 11, 1880, enumeration district 102, p. 15, dwelling 147, family 147, George Horn, age 34, Mary Jane, age 34.

30. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1880, Montgomery Co., Shannandale, enumerated June 11, 1880, by F. H. Marshall, p. 16, e. d. 102, John Worth, wife Matilda, dwelling 151, family 152, Jesse Lewellen, wife Elizabeth, dwelling 158, family 159.

31. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1870, Montgomery Co., Franklin Township, post office Shannandale, dwelling 302, family 303, p. 40, Jesse Leuallen, age 50, occupation - cooper, born in Ohio, cannot read or write, Ruth A., wife. Jesse Lewellen, the father of Jesse Lewellen who married Lucy Jane (Harmison) Worth, was born April 7, 1820, in Ohio. He married Grace Clinton September 21, 1841, in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana. He married second Ruth Anna Pickering July 10, 1861, in Crawfordsville. He died January 30, 1899.

32. Indiana State Archives, Vigo Co., Indiana Death Index, name of deceased - Lucy Lewellyn, female, white, age at death 57, date of death January 30, 1908, Terre Haute, CH-49, p. 26; The Terre Haute Tribune, Terre Haute, Indiana, January 31, 1908; Lucy Lewellen obituary, p. 2; The Terre Haute Indiana Star, Terre Haute, Indiana, February 1, 1908, Lucy Lewellen obituary, p. 3.

33. Highland Lawn Park Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana, Lucy Lewellen, burial in Lot 59, B. A. Sec. 11.

34.
Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana, Annie Worth, age 18, buried September 23, 1891, Section 20, Lot 8, Block 5, no stones, county burial - impoverished.

35. State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, 1880-1920, R-Z, p. 190, Sup. Mt. v. 19. (Genealogy 977.201 V689U, v.19): name of groom - Jesse Worth, name of father - Chesterfield, mother’s maiden name - L Thompson, male, white, age next birthday - 26, date of marriage - Aug 10, 1901, Book 6, p. 23. (Note: L Thompson for the mother is not correct.)

36. 1894 Terre Haute (Indiana) City Directory, Jesse Worth, laborer, J. Hanley Mfg. Co., residence 22 Chesnut; 1896 Terre Haute (Indiana) City Directory, Jesse Worth, tobacco maker, Fred J. Biel, residence 426 S. Water.

37. State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, 1880-1920, R-Z, p. 190, Sup. Mt. v. 19, date of marriage - Aug 10, 1901, Book 6, p. 23.

38. Terre Haute Tribune newspaper, pages 1 and 2, 24 March 1925.

39. State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, 1880-1920, R-Z, p. 190, Sup. Mt. v. 19, (Genealogy 977.201 V689U, v.19): name of bride - Clara Belle Worth, name of father - Chester, mother’s maiden name - Lucy Harmison, female, white, age next birthday - 19, date of marriage - February 25, 1896, Book 4, p. 80.

40. Social Security record, Clara Belle (Worth) Duke, born May 2, 1878, died January 11, 1967, Los Angeles, California, mother's maiden name - Harmeson.

41. Statements by Truxton James Older and Wilma Jane (Older) Zillman made to Curtis L. Older.

42. State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, 1880-1920, R-Z, p. 190, Sup. Mt. v. 19. (Genealogy 977.201 V689U, v.19): name of bride - Malessia M. Worth, name of father - Chesterfield, mother’s maiden name - Harmison, female, white, age next birthday - 19, date of marriage - April 11, 1898, Book 5, p. 31.

43. Data from Janet Kay (Zillman) Shinkle, granddaughter of Ethel Leona (Worth) Older and daughter of Wilma Jane (Older) Zillman.

44. State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, 1880-1920, R-Z, p. 190, Sup. Mt. v. 19. (Genealogy 977.201 V689U, v.19): name of bride - Isaphine Worth, name of father - Dock, mother’s maiden name - Lucy Harmeson, female, white, age next birthday - 19, date of marriage - July 29, 1903, Book 7, p. 42.

45. Information from Janet Kay (Zillman) Shinkle to Curtis L. Older.

46. State of California, Ventura Co., Certificate of Death, local registration district 5600, certificate number 2405, Ethel Leona (Worth) Older, date of birth January 8, 1893. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1900, Vigo Co., 1900, Ethel Worth, born January 1893, age 7.

47. Statement by Wilma Jane (Older) Zillman made to Curtis L. Older. No marriage record was found for Roy Burton Older and Ethel Leona Worth.

48. State of Illinois, Macon Co., Decatur, Birth Certificate, date of birth September 28, 1911, residence of the mother and location of birth - 1165 North Edward Street, Decatur, Illinois, name of child added to the birth certificate per affidavit of Truxton James Older, July 3, 1973; Birth certificates for Wilma Jane Older and Robert Burton Older should be on record at the Court House, Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois; U. S. Census of Illinois, 1920, Vermilion Co., Danville, Newell Township, enumeration district #173, enumerated January 5, 1920, by Blanche Miller, Roy Older household; U. S. Census of Illinois, 1930, Vermilion Co., Danville, Ward Four, enumerated April 3, 1930, Roy Older household.

49. State of California, Ventura Co., Certificate of Death, local registration district 5600, certificate number 2405, Ethel Leona (Worth) Older, date of death December 26, 1975.

50. Springhill Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois, Lot 337, Block 21.

51. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Rush Co., Jackson Township, p. 556, John Worth household; U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Hendricks Co., Middle Township, Pittsborough, John Worth household.

52. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1870, Montgomery Co., Sugar Creek Township, Post Office - Darlington, dwelling 34, family 34, enumerated June 17, 1870, by J. S. McLaughin, John Worth household.

53. U. S. Census of Illinois, 1880, Vermilion Co., Oakwood Township, e. d. 219, sheet 41, Chesterfield Worth household.

54. Champaign County, Illinois, official record #0405000002065. Title: Champaign County Register of Births, Entry 2065, Comments: Registration of Birth for Malissa Worth, Born August 20, 1880, in Champaign. Son of Chesterfield S. and Lucy Worth.