20. Documentation for John Worth
(Abt 1817 to Aft 31 Jan 1886)
father of Chesterfield Worth
(1850 to Aft March 1892 and Bef 1893)



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John Worth was born in North Carolina about
1817.(1) He was the son of Charles Worth and Elizabeth Frye.(2) Charles Worth was born on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, on June 17, 1761, and came with his father and mother to New Garden, North Carolina, in September or October 1774.(3) The parents of Charles Worth were Joseph Worth and his wife, Judith Starbuck.(4)

Charles Worth married Elizabeth Frye, daughter of Michael and Nancy Frye, probably in early 1799 in North Carolina.(5) William C. Folger, a genealogist on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, recorded the names of the nine children of Charles and Elizabeth Worth Frye during the mid-1800s.(6) The brothers and sisters of John Worth were Lydia, Levi, Seth, Rachel, Elizabeth, Paul, Lucinda, and Rhoda. Folger labels the Charles Worth family as "descendants of the New Garden emigrants."(7) New Garden was at the present site of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.(8)

John Worth probably was born in Randolph County, North Carolina, where John's grandfather and father had numerous connections. Joseph Worth bought and sold land in Randolph County, North Carolina.(
9) He died in Randolph County, North Carolina, before May 1816, the date his will was proved.(10)

Three sisters of John Worth married in Randolph County, North Carolina. A
marriage bond for Lydia Worth and John Rigsby was posted in Randolph County, NC, on November 13, 1818.(11) A marriage bond for Rachel Worth and Joshua Rigsby was posted in Randolph County on January 1, 1822.(12) A marriage bond for Elizabeth Worth and David German was posted in Randolph County, NC, on December 19, 1824.(13)

The first marriage of John Worth was to
Elizabeth Hyatt, according to the William C. Folger Manuscript.(14) No marriage record for John Worth and Elizabeth Hyatt has been found. However, evidence that John Worth had a child by his first marriage appears in census records. The U. S. Census of Indiana, 1840, Daviess County, lists one female child, age 5 and under 10 living in the John Worth household.(15) This child must have been by his first marriage, since he married his second wife in 1837. The female child is not listed in the John Worth household in the 1850 Indiana census and perhaps she died before the census was taken.(16)

The 1850 Indiana census also lists a Mary Hiatt, age 60, living in the John Worth household. According to the 1850 census record, Mary Hiatt owned the land on which the John Worth household lived.(
17) Mary Hiatt probably was the mother of Elizabeth Hyatt. A Campbell County, Kentucky, marriage record was found for Allen Hiatt and Polly Drysdale. The marriage date was May 3, 1817.(18) Also found was a genealogy listing that gave the name of the spouse of Allen Hiatt as Mary Polly Drysdale.

The second
marriage of John Worth was to Julia Ann Drysdale. They married in Rush County, Indiana, on June 5, 1837.(19) The parents of Julia Ann Drysdale were John Drysdale and Martha McGlaughlin, who were married February 15, 1809, in Montgomery County, Kentucky.(20) Rachael Ann Drysdale, born Sept. 29, 1820, in Campbell County, Kentucky, was a sister to Julia Ann. Rachael married Sandford David Turner in Rushville, Indiana, on February 15, 1838.(21)

John Worth and his family lived in Daviess County, Indiana, in 1840, as did a number of individuals related to him.(
22) Sanford Turner, husband of Rachel Drysdale, appears in the 1840 Daviess County, Indiana, census.(23) David German, a brother-in-law of John Worth, lived next to Sanford Turner in 1840.(24) Mary Polly Drysdale and her husband, Allen Hiatt, lived in Davies County in 1840.(25). John Drysdale also appears in the 1840 Daviess County, Indiana, census.(26) He probably was the father of Julia Ann Drysdale and the brother of Mary Polly Drysdale. William Drysdale, probably a brother of Julia Ann Drysdale, lived next to John Worth in 1840.(27)

Seth Worth, a brother of John Worth, sold land that he owned in Rush County in 1839.(
28) Seth is listed in the 1840 Rush County, Indiana, census.(29) However, Seth Worth also is listed in the Daviess County, Indiana, census in 1840.(30) Seth and his father, Charles Worth, are listed in Daviess County, Indiana, census in 1850.(31) Charles was listed as a member of the Seth Worth household. His age was given as 90 years.(32) Sometime after the 1850 census, Seth and his family moved to Harrison County, Missouri, where he and his wife later died.(33) It is not know where Charles Worth died or is buried.

William Hiatt, perhaps a brother of Elizabeth Hyatt, was born about 1820 in Kentucky. He married Rhoda Worth, a sister of John Worth, on November 7, 1837, in Rush County, Indiana.(
34) William was dead by September 1858 when a guardian was appointed for his minor heirs.(35) Rhoda (Worth) Hyatt died December 30, 1854, and is buried near Morristown in Shelby County, IN.(36)

The children of John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale were Seth, James, John C., Mary J., Elizabeth, and Chesterfield Worth as listed on the 1850 census record.(
37) Another child or other children listed in the 1860 census may have been a child or may have been children of John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale as well. John Worth lived in Shelby County, IN, in 1854.(38) Julia Ann Drysdale died April 10, 1856. She was buried in the Old Boggstown Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana.(39)

The third marriage of John Worth was to
Mary Jane (Lemon) Stephens.(40) She was born October 10, 1824 at Akron, Ohio, and died October 22, 1913, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.(41) The John Worth family lived in Hendricks and Montgomery counties in 1860.(42) The John Worth family lived in Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1870.(43)

John Worth lived in Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1874 according to the Peoples' Directory of Business and Religious Directory of Montgomery County.(
44) The Atlas of Montgomery County indicated John Worth also lived there in 1878.(45) By the time of the 1880 Indiana census, John Worth and family lived in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.(46)

The
John Worth letter to Hiram C. Worth dated February 1, 1886, was written at New Ross, Indiana.(47) In the letter, John Worth lists the names of Charles Worth's children as: Lida, Levi, Rachel, Seth, Betey, Paul, Lewcinda, John (himself), and Rhoda. This list concurs with that found in the Folger MS, 3:2077, listed above. Curtis Older made a special trip to Guilford College and photographed the original letter written by John Worth. Page 1; page 2.

Hiram C. Worth, to whom the letter was sent, was associated with the New Garden area, now Guilford College, on the west side of Greensboro, NC. Hiram C. Worth is buried in the New Garden Cemetery near the Guilford College campus.(48)

Laura D. Worth was a granddaughter of Hiram C. Worth.(49) As the keeper of Quaker records at Guilford College for many years, she compiled much of the North Carolina data for the William Wade Hinshaw book, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.(50) She was the foremost authority in the early 1900s on Quaker genealogy in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, according to Hinshaw.(51) Laura D. Worth is buried at the New Garden Cemetery at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.(52) She was the daughter of Daniel and Eunice Worth.

In his letter, John Worth states that
his son, John Worth, was at Hiram C. Worth's home during the war.(53) John C. Worth was in the 120th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.(54) The 120th Indiana unit was stationed in North Carolina from about April 1865 until the time John C. Worth was discharged at Raleigh, NC, on January 8, 1866.(55) The unit was assigned to the Department of North Carolina and was stationed at times in Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro.(56)

John Worth died sometime after February 1, 1886.(
57) No date of death, location of death, location of burial, will, or estate papers have been found for him.

Children (
Worth), all born in Indiana:

Child of John Worth and Elizabeth Hyatt
i. Female child, born prior to 1836, died or married prior to 1850 (A1)
(1840 John Worth census; 1850 John Worth census; Folger Manuscript)

Children of John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale
i. Seth, born about 1840 (A2)
ii.
James W., born about 1841 (A3)
iii.
John C., born May 8, 1845 (A4)
iv.
Mary J., probably born May 8, 1845 (A5)
v.
Elizabeth A., born about 1847 (A6)
vi.
Chesterfield, probably born between June 28th and July 12, 1850 (A7)

Children of (1) John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale or (2) John Worth and Mary Jane Lemon or (3) Mary Jane Lemon and her first husband.
i. Martha A., born about 1852 or 1853 (A8)
ii.
Mary E., born about 1853 (A9)
iii.
Stephen L., born about 1854 or 1855 (A10)
iv.
Adalaska, born about 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859 (A11) probably male


Children of John Worth and Mary Jane Lemon
i. Indiana, born 1860 (A12)
ii.
Ida B. Worth, born August 12, 1862, died January 25, 1864 (A13)
iii.
Eliza (Lydia), born 1868, left off 1870 census - possible - Lydia Worth married John Timmons January 29, 1890, Tippecanoe County, IN (A14)
iv.
Louisa B., born 1868, probably died between 1870 and 1880 (A15)



ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
JOHN WORTH and his son CHESTERFIELD D. WORTH


1) 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, John Worth, age 34, male, wagon-maker, born in North Carolina, Chesterfield D. Worth, age 1, male, 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, John Worth, age 42, male, wagon wright, personal property $100, born in North Carolina, Chester F. D. Worth, age 10, male.

3) U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Montgomery County, Madison Township, post office - Linden, family number 0161, dwelling number 0166, John Worth age 42, wagon maker, real estate = $75, personal property = $100, born in North Carolina, Chesterfield Worth, age 8, male, born in Indiana.

4) Elizabeth A. Worth, a daughter of John Worth and a sister of Chesterfield Worth, was born about 1847. [See 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, Elizabeth Worth, age 3, female, born in Indiana. Also 1860 U.S. Census for Indiana, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Post Office -Pittsborough, Roll M653_265, Page 799, enumerated July 12, 1860, Family 823, Dwelling 823, Elizabeth Worth, age 13, female.]

Elizabeth Worth married Jesse W. Lewellen on November 17, 1864. [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. "The proper Consent having been first filed by Jesse Lewallyn & John Worth a resident of said county."]

Elizabeth Worth and her husband Jesse Lewellen lived in the Shannandale community not far from John C. Worth and his wife Matilda (Horn). [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 152, family 153; Jesse Lewellen, wife Elizabeth, dwelling 158, family 159.] [State of Indiana, Tippecanoe Co., Marriages, John Worth and Matilda Horn, May 14, 1866, Book C-11, p. 202.]

Jesse Lewellen and Elizabeth Worth Lewellen had a male child who was born March 26, 1888. [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.]

Lucy Jane Harmison, the widow of Chesterfield Worth, married again on June 9, 1896, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Lucy married Jesse Lewellen, the widower of Elizabeth Worth, who was the sister of Chesterfield. Elizabeth Worth Lewellen apparently died sometime between March 26, 1888, and June 9, 1896.

Chesterfield Worth and his wife, Lucy Jane Harmison, had named their first two children after Jesse Lewellen and Elizabeth Worth Lewellen. [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, Lucy Jane Worth, age 27, born in Indiana, Elizabeth Worth, age 7, daughter, born in Illinois, and Jesse Worth, age 4, son, born in Illinois.

The relationship of Chesterfield Worth as the son of John Worth is proven through Chesterfield’s relationship to his sister, Elizabeth Worth, who was a daughter of John Worth.

5) Chesterfield Worth, according to census records, had an older brother named John C. Worth. [U.S. Indiana Census for 1860, Hendricks County, Middle Township, John C. Worth age 15, male, Chester F. D. Worth age 10.]

We know from a letter written by John Worth, at New Ross, Indiana to Hiram C. Worth of Greensboro, NC, that John Worth had a son named John Worth who visited with Hiram C. Worth at his home in Greensboro, NC, “in the time of the war”. [Letter from John Worth (New Ross, Indiana) to Hiram C. Worth (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1 February 1886. Original letter at Hege Library, Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC.]

The death certificate of John C. Worth gives his date of birth as May 8, 1845, lists his father as John Worth and that he was buried at Clark’s Hill Cemetery. His tombstone at Clark’s Hill includes an inscription indicating he served in the 120th Indiana Infantry.

According to his military records, John C. Worth’s unit, the 120th Indiana, was at Greensboro, NC, sometime between May 1865 and August 22, 1865. He probably visited with Hiram C. Worth during this time. [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 a copy of his Honorable Discharge, a copy of his Death Certificate, and a copy of the Death Certificate for Matilda (Horn) Worth, his first wife.]

John C. Worth married Mary A. Hamm on or about February 4, 1920. The marriage certificate lists his father as John Worth and his mother as Julia Ann Hiatt. [Julia Ann Drysdale, as listed on the marriage license to John Worth, the father of John C. and Chesterfield, probably was at one time Julia Ann Hiatt.]

Elizabeth Worth and her husband Jesse Lewellen lived in the Shannandale community not far from John C. Worth and his wife Matilda (Horn). [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 152, family 153; Jesse Lewellen, wife Elizabeth, dwelling 158, family 159.] [[State of Indiana, Tippecanoe Co., Marriages, John Worth and Matilda Horn, May 14, 1866, Book C-11, p. 202.]

The evidence strongly supports the conclusion that John C. Worth and Chesterfield Worth were brothers and the sons of John Worth.


REFERENCES

1. Peoples' Directory of Business and Religious Directory of Montgomery County, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House 1874, 400 pages, IR 977.201 m787, p. 392, John Worth, born in North Carolina 1817; U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Montgomery County, Madison Township, post office - Linden, family number 0161, dwelling number 0166, John Worth age 42, born in North Carolina.

2. Genealogical Records of Nantucket Families, William C. Folger, MS, 3 vols., Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA, vol. 3, p. 2,077; Letter from John Worth (New Ross, Indiana) to Hiram C. Worth (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1 February 1886. Original: Hege Library, Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. Transcript: January 1915, made from original letter on loan from Laura D. Worth of Guilford College to Herbert Folger, California Mayflower Society Historian; Genealogy Division of the Indiana State Library, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Vital Records to 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, (Boston, by the society, 1925-1928), p. 2:622.

3. Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850. 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, 2:622, 626, 629, 633, 637; The Gorham Family, Henry S. Gorham, MS. 28 vols. 1932-43. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 3:352; Randolph Co., N. C., (Original) wills, 1775-1899, North Carolina State Archives (Joseph Worth).

4. "Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Their Wandering Children", Elizabeth Pearson White, C.G, F.A.S.G, F.N.G.S., and Edwin W. Coles, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 76 (December 1988), pp. 275-77; Randolph Co., N. C., (Original) wills, 1775-1899, North Carolina State Archives (Joseph Worth).

5. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, William Wade Hinshaw, (1936, rpt, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969), Page: 1:846

6. Genealogical Records of Nantucket Families, William C. Folger, MS, 3 vols., Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA, vol. 3, p. 2,077.

7. Ibid.

8. Curtis L. Older.

9. General Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Etc., Randolph County - Grantees, Book 2, Page 226, North Carolina to Joseph Worth, 150 acres, 1785; Randolph County Grantees, Book 3, Page 267, North Carolina to Joseph Worth, 275 acres, 1787; General Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Etc., Randolph County - Grantors, Book 7, Page 343, Joseph Worth to James Brown, 34 acres; Randolph County Grantors, Book 13, Page 267, Joseph Worth to Lewis Reynolds, 60 acres.

10. Randolph Co., N. C., (Original) wills, 1775-1899, North Carolina State Archives (Joseph Worth).

11. The Genealogical Journal, Vol. VII, No. 3, 1983, Randolph County Marriage Bonds, Bride Index, W's, 13 November 1818, Lydia Worth and John Rigsby, Paskel Cole bondsman, p. 41.

12. The Genealogical Journal, Vol. VII, No. 3, 1983, Randolph County Marriage Bonds, Bride Index, W's, 1 January 1822, Rachel Worth and Joshua Rigsby, Lancy Moore bondsman, p. 42.

13. The Genealogical Journal, Vol. VII, No. 3, 1983, Randolph County Marriage Bonds, Bride Index, W's, 19 December 1824, Elizabeth Worth and David German, William German bondsman, p. 41.

14. Genealogical Records of Nantucket Families, William C. Folger, MS, 3 vols., Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA, vol. 3, p. 2,077.

15. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1840, Davies County, p. 64, John Worth, 10001-0001.

16. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Rush County, Jackson Township, John Worth, p. 556.

17. Ibid.

18. Kentucky, Campbell County, Marriage Records, May 3, 1817, Allen Hiatt and Polly Drysdale.

19. Indiana, Rush County, Marriages, June 5, 1837, John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale, p. 4:327.

20. Kentucky, Montgomery County, Marriage Records, February 15, 1809, John Drysdale and Martha McGlaughlin.

21. Indiana, Rush County, Marriages, February 15, 1838, Sanford David Turner and Rachel Ann Drysdale.

22. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1840, Daviess County, unknown township, John Worth, p. 64, line 8, 1-0-0-0-1, 0-1-0-0-1.

23. Ibid, Sanford Turner, p. 32, line 27, 2-0-0-0-1, 0-0-0-1.

24. Ibid, David German, p. 32, line 26, 2-1-1-0-0-1, 1-2-1-0-1.

25. Ibid, Allen Hyatt, p. 80, line 8, 0-0-0-1-0-0-1, 0-0-2-0-1-0-0-1.

26. Ibid, John Drysdale, p. 80, line 11, 0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1, 0-0-1-1-1-0-1.

27. Ibid, Wm Drysdale, p. 64, line 9, 1-0-0-0-1, 0-0-0-1.

28. State of Indiana, Rush County Deeds, Page M:181, M:495.

29. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1840, Rush County, Jackson Township, Seth Worth, p. 399, 2-0-0-0-0-1, 0-0-0-0-1.

30. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1840, Daviess County, unknown township, Seth Worth, p. 78, line 27, 2-0-0-0-0-1, 0-0-0-0-1.

31. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Daviess County, Van Buren Township, p. 187, dwelling 1424, family, 1424, line 4 - Seth Worth, line 12 - Charles.

32. Ibid, Charles, age 90.

33. U. S. Census of Missouri, 1860, Harrison County, Clay Township, p. 556, dwelling 444, family 432, Seth Worth.

34. Indiana State Library Genealogy Division, Indiana Marriages Through 1850, Rush County, Rhoda Worth and William Hiatt, December 1, 1837.

35. Shelby County, Indiana, Probate Order Book, page 3:51.

36. Headstone, Rhoda, wife of William Hyatt, Hanover Cemetery, Shelby County, Hanover Township, Indiana.

37. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Rush County, Jackson Township, John Worth, p. 556.

38. Newspaper Division of the Indiana State Library, National Volunteer, (Shelbyville, Indiana), microfilm copy, September 3, 1854.

39. Tombstone, Julia A., Wife of, John Worth, DIED, April 10, 1856, Aged, 40 Yrs 2 mo., & 13 ds., Old Boggstown Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana.

40. Shelby County, Indiana, Marriages, January 1, 1857, John Worth and Mary Jane (Lemon) Stephens. She was born October 10, 1824 at Akron, Ohio, and died October 22, 1913, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

41. Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificate, Mary J. Worth, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, October 22, 1913.

42. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Montgomery County, Madison Township, post office - Linden, family number 0161, dwelling number 0166, John Worth age 42; U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Pittsborough, family number 0823, dwelling number 0823, John Worth age 42.

43. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1870, Montgomery County, Sugar Creek Township, post office Darlington, enumerated June 17, 1870, John Worth age 52.

44. Peoples' Directory of Business and Religious Directory of Montgomery County, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House, 1874, 400 pages, IR 977.201, m787, lists John Worth on page 392, blacksmith and wagon maker, born in N.C. 1817, settled in M. C. 1858 Dem, Clawser's Mills.

45. Atlas of Montgomery County, J. H. Beers and Company, Film reel #10, 1878, 55 pages, IR 912.772 m787, pp. 53 and 56, John Worth.

46. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1880, Tippecanoe County, Tippecanoe Township, June 8 and 9, 1880, John Worth age 61.

47. Letter from John Worth (New Ross, Indiana) to Hiram C. Worth (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1 February 1886. Original letter at Hege Library, Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. Transcript of letter dated January 1915, made from original letter on loan from Laura D. Worth of Guilford College to Herbert Folger, California Mayflower Society Historian. A copy of the transcript was in the lineage documents of Arlie L. Rigsbee, General Number 4071, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

48. Gravestone Inscription, Hiram Coffin Worth, 8/22/1886, New Garden (Cemetery), b. Apr. 8, 1809. The New Garden Cemetery is at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

49. Laura Delphina Worth obituary, Guilford newspaper, January 17, 1945; U. S. Census of North Carolina, 1850, Guilford County, dwelling 27, family 27, Hiram C. Worth, age 41, carpenter; Gravestone Inscription, Hiram Coffin Worth, 8/22/1886, New Garden (Cemetery), b. Apr. 8, 1809; Laura Delphina Worth was a daughter of Daniel and Eunice Worth. Daniel Worth was a son of Hiram Coffin Worth.

50. North Carolina Friends Historical Society Newsletter, Fall 2003, No. 14, The Meaning of L. D. W., pp. 3-4; Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. 6 vols. 1936; rept. Baltimore, 1969, Vol. 1, Forward, p. vi; Laura Delphina Worth obituary, Guilford newspaper, January 17, 1945.

51. Ibid.

52. Laura Delphina Worth obituary, Guilford newspaper, January 17, 1945.

53. Letter from John Worth (New Ross, Indiana) to Hiram C. Worth (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1 February 1886.

54. 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.

55. Ibid.

56. Ibid.

57. Letter from John Worth (New Ross, Indiana) to Hiram C. Worth (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1 February 1886.

A1. Genealogical Records of Nantucket Families, William C. Folger, MS, 3 vols., Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA, vol. 3, p. 2,077, John Worth married Elizabeth Hyatt; 1840 U. S. Census of Indiana, Daviess County, p. 64, John Worth household, Free White Females - age 5 and under 10 - 1; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, John Worth household, Mary Hiatt, age 60, female, real estate value = $400, born in Kentucky, cannot read or write.

A2. Seth Worth was born about 1839; 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Daviess County, Township Not Stated, Roll 77, Page 34, John Worth household, Free White Males under 5 years of age - 1; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, John Worth household, Seth Worth, age 10, male, born in Indiana, attended school during year; 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Madison Township, Post Office - Linden, Roll M653_283, Page 386, enumerated July 24, 1860, Dwelling 166, Family 161, Seth Worth, age 21, male, farmer, born in Indiana. Seth Worth joined for duty and enrolled August 3, 1861, at Lafayette, Indiana, for a period of three years, age 23, rank of Private, in Capt. Naylor's Co., Harris Light Cavalry, this organization subsequently became Company I, 2nd New York Cavalry; died from typhoid fever November 22, 1861, at Columbian College Hospital, Washington, DC; buried at Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC., site 1028. (Present name and address of cemetery: Soldier's and Airmen's Home, Rock Creek Church Road and Upshur St, NW, Phone: 202-730-3206)

A3. James W. Worth was born about 1841 or 1841; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, John Worth household, James Worth, age 9, male, born in Indiana, attended school during year; 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Madison Township, Post Office - Linden, Roll M653_283, Page 386, enumerated July 24, 1860, Dwelling 166, Family 161, James W. Worth, age 18, male, farmer, born in Indiana. James W. Worth apparently joined the same military at the same time as his brother Seth Worth. James W. Worth, Private in Company I, 2nd New York Cavalry, died November 17, 1861, also apparently from typhoid fever, and is buried in site 551 at the Soldier's Home National Cemetery, Washington DC. (Present name and address of cemetery: Soldier's and Airmen's Home, Rock Creek Church Road and Upshur St, NW, Phone: 202-730-3206)

A4. John C. Worth was born May 8, 1845, and apparently was a twin of his sister, Mary J. Worth; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, John Worth household, John Worth, age 5, male, born in Indiana; 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Madison Township, Post Office - Linden, Roll M653_283, Page 386, enumerated July 24, 1860, Dwelling 166, Family 161, John C. Worth, age 15, male; 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; State of Indiana, Tippecanoe Co., Marriages, John Worth and Matilda Horn, May 14, 1866, Book C-11, p. 202.

A5. Mary J. Worth probably was a twin of John C. Worth, her brother, and probably was born May 8, 1845. State of Indiana, Tippecanoe Co., Marriages, George Horn and Jane Worth, May 14, 1866, Book C-11, p. 202; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, Mary J. Worth, age 5, female, born in Indiana. 1860 U.S. Census for Indiana, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Post Office -Pittsborough, Roll M653_265, Page 799, enumerated July 12, 1860n Family 823, Dwelling 823, Mary J. Worth, age 15, female.

A6. Elizabeth A. Worth was born about 1847; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, Elizabeth Worth, age 3, female, born in Indiana; 1860 U.S. Census for Indiana, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Post Office -Pittsborough, Roll M653_265, Page 799, enumerated July 12, 1860, Family 823, Dwelling 823, Elizabeth Worth, age 13, female; 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; 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; Lucy Jane Harmison, the only wife of Chesterfield Worth, remarried on June 9, 1896, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Lucy married Jesse Lewellen. Jesse was the widower of Elizabeth Worth, a sister of Chesterfield. Elizabeth Worth Lewellen apparently died sometime between March 26, 1888, and June 9, 1896.

A7. Chesterfield Worth probably was born between June 28th and July 12, 1850; State of Illinois, Vermilion Co., Marriages, Doctor Dillon and Lucy Harmison, September 7, 1872, Film #1298746 - 1298749; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, Chesterfield D. Worth, age 1, male, born in Indiana; 1860 U.S. Census for Indiana, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Post Office -Pittsborough, Roll M653_265, Page 799, enumerated July 12, 1860, Family 823, Dwelling 823, Chester F. D. Worth, age 10, male; 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. 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. Lucy Jane Harmison, the only wife of Chesterfield Worth, remarried on June 9, 1896, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Lucy married Jesse Lewellen. Jesse was the widower of Elizabeth Worth, a sister of Chesterfield. State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, V 4-M, Nov 1892 - Dec 1896, p. 87, Box 60, June 9, 1896 (929.3177245 V); and also State of Indiana, Vigo Co., Marriages, June 9, 1896, Jesse Lewellen and Lucy Worth, Book 14, p. 84.

A8. Martha A. Worth was born about 1851 or 1852; 1860 U.S. Census for Indiana, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Post Office -Pittsborough, Roll M653_265, Page 799, enumerated July 12, 1860, Family 823, Dwelling 823, Martha A. Worth, age 9, female; State of Indiana, Montgomery Co., Marriages, Johnathan Lewellen and Martha A. Werth, married April 21, 1869, Book 7, original source p. 230; 1880 U. S. Census of Indiana, 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.

A9. Mary E.
was born about 1853. U.S. Census for Indiana, 1860 Hendricks County, Middle Township, Post Office -Pittsborough, Roll M653_265, Page 799, enumerated July 12, 1860; Family 823, Dwelling 823, Mary E. Worth, age 7, female; 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Sugar Creek Township, Post Office - Darlington, Roll M593_345, Page 196, image 400, enumerated June 17, 1870, Dwelling 34, Family 34, Worth, Mary E., age 17, female, white, housekeeper, born in Indiana.

A10. Stephen L. was born about 1854 or 1855. He married Ellen Geiger on June 27, 1874, in Montgomery County, Indiana. Index to Marriage Record 1860-1920 Inclusive Volume III Letters P to Z Inclusive, Montgomery County, Indiana, W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk's Office Crawfordsville Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938, Spouse 1: Stephen L Worth, Spouse 2: Ellen Geiger, Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1874, County: Montgomery, Book: 8, Original Source Page: 181; 1860 U.S. Census for Indiana, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Post Office -Pittsborough, Roll M653_265, Page 799, enumerated July 12, 1860, Family 823, Dwelling 823, Stephen S. Worth, age 6, male; 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Sugar Creek Township, Post Office - Darlington, Roll M593_345, Page 196, image 400, enumerated June 17, 1870. Dwelling 34, Family 34, Worth, Stephen L., age 15, male, white, farm hand, born in Indiana.

A11. Adalaska, born about 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, probably male. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Madison Township, Post Office - Linden, Roll M653_283, Page 386, enumerated July 24, 1860, Dwelling 166, Family 161, Adalaska Worth, age 4, male, born in Indiana; 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Sugar Creek Township, Post Office - Darlington, Roll M593_345, Page 196, image 400, enumerated June 17, 1870, Dwelling 34, Family 34, Worth, Adalaska, age 13, male, white, at school, born in Indiana, attended school within year; 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Tippecanoe Township, Roll T9_313, Family History Film 1254313, Page 173D, Enumeration District 21, Image 0600, Enumerated June 8 and 9, Dwelling 112, Family 120, Worth, Adalaska, white, male, 21, son, single, laborer, born in Indiana, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Ohio.

A12. Indiana B. was born in 1860. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Madison Township, Post Office - Linden, Roll M653_283, Page 386, enumerated July 24, 1860, Dwelling 166, Family 161, Indiana Worth, age 6 months, female, born in Indiana; 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Sugar Creek Township, Post Office - Darlington, Roll M593_345, Page 196, image 400, enumerated June 17, 1870, Dwelling 34, Family 34, Worth, Indiana F., age 10, female, white, at home, born in Indiana; not included in 1880 Worth family census.

A13. Ida B. Worth, born August 12, 1862, died January 25, 1864. Cemeteries of Montgomery County (Indiana), Crawfordsville Public Library, 1y5m13d, d/o John & Mary.

A14. Eliza (Lydia), was born about 1868 and died between 1890 and 1900. Lydia Worth married John Timmons, January 29, 1890, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Volume IV Letters Rog - Z Inclusive Roqevs, W - Z, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, County Clerk's Office, Lafayette Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration, Spouse 1: John Timmons, Spouse 2: Lydia Worth, Marriage Date: 29 Jan 1890, County: Tippecanoe, Book: C-19, Original Source Page: 223; Lydia Worth was not included in the 1870 Worth family census. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Tippecanoe Township, Roll T9_313, Family History Film 1254313, Page 173D, Enumeration District 21, Image 0600, Enumerated June 8 and 9, Dwelling 112, Family 120, Worth, Eliza, white, female, age 12, daughter, single, at school, born in Indiana, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Ohio; 1900 U. S. Census for Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Wea Township, Roll T623_406, Page 5B, Enumeration District 117, Enumerated June 15, 1900, by James W. McBeth, Dwelling #96, Family #96, Timmons, John, head, white, male, born October 1869, age 32, married, 1 year of marriage, born in Indiana, parents born in Germany, farm laborer; Timmons, Nellie, wife, white, female, born April 1866, age 34, married, 1 year of marriage, mother of 2 children, 2 children living in 1900, born in Iowa, parents born in Indiana; Timmons, Tessie O., daughter, white, female, born March 1892, age 8, single; Timmons, Mary M., daughter, white, female, born June 1895, age 4, single Worth, Mary J., mother-in-law, white, female, October 1824, age 75, mother of 7 children, 2 children living in 1900, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in New Jersey; John Timmons remarried in 1899 and his new wife appears in the 1900 Tippecanoe census. Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Volume IV Letters Rog - Z Inclusive Roqevs, W - Z, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, County Clerk's Office, Lafayette Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration, Spouse 1: John Timmons, Spouse 2: Nellie Christ, Marriage Date: 27 Feb 1899, County: Tippecanoe, Book: C-22, Original Source Page: 198.

A15. Louisa B., born 1868, probably died between 1870 and 1880. She was not included in the 1880 John and Mary Worth census records.

A16.
Children of Mary Jane Lemon (mother of 7 children, 2 living in 1900, according to 1900 census record), either by her former husband or by John Worth:

i. Armilda A., female, age 12, born 1848. She was not included in the 1850 Worth census. U.S. Census for Indiana, 1860 Hendricks County, Middle Township, Post Office -Pittsborough, Roll M653_265, Page 799, enumerated July 12, 1860 Family 823, Dwelling 823, Armilda A. Worth, age 12, female. Not included in 1870 Worth family census.

ii.
Martha A. or Mary E. or Stephen L. - possibly one or two of these three

iii. Adalaska - possibly a child of Lemon. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Madison Township, Post Office - Linden, Roll M653_283, Page 386, enumerated July 24, 1860, Dwelling 166, Family 161, Adalaska Worth, age 4, male, born in Indiana; 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Montgomery County, Sugar Creek Township, Post Office - Darlington, Roll M593_345, Page 196, image 400, enumerated June 17, 1870, Dwelling 34, Family 34, Worth, Adalaska, age 13, male, white, at school, born in Indiana, attended school within year; 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Tippecanoe Township, Roll T9_313, Family History Film 1254313, Page 173D, Enumeration District 21, Image 0600, Enumerated June 8 and 9, Dwelling 112, Family 120, Worth, Adalaska, white, male, 21, son, single, laborer, born in Indiana, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Ohio.

iv.
Indiana, born 1860, child of Lemon and Worth

v.
Ida B. Worth, born August 12, 1862, died January 25, 1864
child of Lemon and Worth

vi.
Eliza, (Lydia?) born 1868, left off 1870 census, child of Lemon and Worth
(married John Timmons, January 29, 1890, Tippecanoe County, IN)
(died before 1899 when John Timmons married Nellie Christ)

vii.
Louisa B., born 1868, child of Lemon and Worth, not on 1880 census,
probably died between 1870 and 1880 census


Children (
Worth), all born in Indiana:
Children of John Worth and Elizabeth Hyatt
i. Female child, born prior to 1836

Children of John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale
i. Seth, born about 1839; joined for duty and enrolled August 3, 1861, at LaFayette, Indiana, for a period of three years, age 23, rank of Private, in Capt. Naylor's Co., Harris Light Cavalry, this organization subsequently became Company I, 2nd New York Cavalry; died from typhoid fever November 22, 1861, at Columbian College Hospital, Washington, DC; buried at Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC., site 1028

Soldier's and Airmen's Home
Rock Creek Church Road and Upshur St, NW
Phone: 202-730-3206

ii. James W., born about 1841

WORTH, J W  
PVT   US ARMY
CIVIL WAR
DATE OF DEATH: 09/06/1863
BURIED AT: SECTION A  SITE 61
CAMP NELSON NATIONAL CEMETERY
RR#3 6980 DANVILLE ROAD NICHOLASVILLE , KY 40356

(859) 885-5727

Worth, J W, d. 09/06/1863, Plot: A 0 61, bur. 09/07/1863
James Worth (First_Last)
Regiment Name 1 Ohio Infantry
Side Union
Company ? F
Soldier's Rank_In ? Pvt
Soldier's Rank_Out ? Pvt
Alternate Name ?
Notes

Film Number M552 roll 121

WORTH, J W 
PVT I 2 NY CAV
DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/1861
BURIED AT:   SITE 551

SOLDIERS HOME NATIONAL CEMETERY

iii.
John C., born May 8, 1845

(married Matilda Horn, May 14, 1866, Tippecanoe County, IN)


iv.
Mary J., probably born May 8, 1845

(married George Horn, May 14, 1866, Tippecanoe County, IN)


v.
Elizabeth A., born about 1847
(married Jesse Lewellen, November 17, 1864, Montgomery County, IN)

vi.
Chesterfield, probably born between June 28th and July 12, 1850

Children of John Worth and either Julia Ann Drysdale or Mary Jane Lemon

i.
Martha A., born about 1852 or 1853
(married Jonathan Lewellen, April 21, 1869, Montgomery County, IN)
(was living in 1920? Clinton County, IN?)

ii.
Mary E., born about 1853

iii.
Stephen L., born about 1854 or 1855

(married Ellen Geiger, June 27, 1874, Montgomery County, IN)


iv.
Adalaska, born about 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859
probably male, probably child of Mary Jane Lemon

Children of John Worth and Mary Jane Lemon

i.
Indiana, born 1860

ii.
Ida B. Worth, born August 12, 1862, died January 25, 1864

iii.
Eliza, born 1868, left off 1870 census
possible - Lydia Worth married John Timmons 29 January 29, 1890, Tippecanoe County, IN

iii.
Louisa B., born 1868, probably died between 1870 and 1880


Children of Mary Jane Lemon (mother of 7 children, 2 living in 1900, according tobcensus record)

i.
Armilda A., female, age 12, born 1848 - child of Mary Jane Lemon & ?? Stephens was not in the 1850 Worth census
ii. Martha A. or Mary E. or Stephen L. - must be one of these three

Martha A. Lewellen was living after 1900? Clinton Cty Frankfort Twnp?

1880 Indiana Census, Montgomery County, Shannondale
Name:   Martha A. LEWELLEN
  Age:   27
  Estimated birth year: <1853>
  Birthplace:   Indiana
  Home in 1880:   Shannondale, Montgomery, Indiana
  Head of household: Johnathan LEWELLEN
  Father's birthplace: NC
  Mother's birthplace: OH


iii. Adalaska -
probably child of Lemon (living at time of Mary Jane Worth obituary)

iv.
Indiana, born 1860, child of Lemon and Worth

v.
Ida B. Worth, born August 12, 1862, died January 25, 1864, child of Lemon and Worth

vi.
Eliza, (Lydia?) born 1868, left off 1870 census, child of Lemon and Worth (married John Timmons, January 29, 1890, Tippecanoe County, IN) (died before 1899 when John Timmons married Nellie Christ)

vii.
Louisa B., born 1868, child of Lemon and Worth, not on 1880 census, probably died between 1870 and 1880 census



Burials

Matilda Worth
Birth:   1849
Death:   1914
Burial:
Clarks Hill Cemetery
Clarks Hill
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

John C Worth
Birth:   Apr. 8, 1845
Death:   Feb. 16, 1926
 
VETERAN
CO G IND 120TH REG

Clark’s Hill, Indiana, February 17 - John C. worth, formerly a resident of Clark’s Hill, died at four o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the family home, in Shannondale, Montgomery county, after a week’s illness. Death was due to apoplexy. Mr. Worth was born in Montgomery County, May 8, 1845. He saw service in the Civil War, serving with Company C. 120th Indiana Regiment. Surviving are the widow, and two children by his first wife; Mrs. Joseph Apple and William Worth, of Clark’s Hill. The body was brought here Wednesday afternoon to the home of his son, William Worth, where funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Kuhn in charge; burial in the Clark cemetery.

William Worth
Birth:   Feb. 14, 1871
Death:   Nov. 25, 1951
 



Clark’s Hill, December 26 - William Worth, 80 years old, of Clark’s Hill, died yesterday in Home hospital, Lafayette, where he had been a patient since Sunday. He was a retired New York Central railroad worker. Born near Clark’s Hill, he married Edna Platt, who died 14 years ago. He formerly lived at Roachdale before returning to Clark’s Hill. Survivors are a son, John, at home, and two stepdaughters, Mrs Maxine Stinebaugh, Battle Ground, and Mrs Dorothy O’Connor, Lafayette. Burial in Clark’s Hill Cemetery. ( Lafayette, Indiana newspaper, December 26, 1957)
 
possible:

Name:   James Worth
Date:   Sept 13, 1902
Location: Indiana
Age:   64 yr
Gender: Male
Race:   W
Source location: County Health Office, Anderson

Source notes:   The source of this record is the book H-27 on page 9 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.


Julia Ann Drysdale was born January 27, 1814, in Kentucky.
(1) Her parents probably were John Drysdale and Martha McGlaughlin, who were married February 15, 1809, in Montgomery County, Kentucky.(2)

Census records and other material obtained from limited research into the matter indicate that a James Drysdale Sr. probably was the father of a James Jr., John, and Mary "Polly" Drysdale.
(tt) A John Drysdale and James Drysdale witnessed a will on March 29, 1816, for Henry Boyals of Campbell County, Kentucky, wife's name was Martha.(KK)


The 1830 census records for John Drysdale and his presumed brother, James Drysdale Jr., indicate that only John Drysdale had any children living with him, and his wife, Martha McLaughlin, in 1830. It seems probably therefore that Julia Ann Drysdale was a daughter of John Drysdale and his wife Martha McLaughlin and that the father of John Drysdale was named James Drysdale.

Additional information on the Drysdales indicate that a Rachael Ann Drysdale, born Sept. 29, 1820, in Campbell County, Kentucky, probably was a sister or cousin to Julia Ann Drysdale. Rachael married Sandford David Turner in Rushville, Indiana, on February 15, 1838.(
3) A Martha Drysdale married James Collins on January 14, 1850, and also probably was a sister or cousin to Julia Ann.

Information received by Curtis Older, the sender of which is unknown to me at present, indicated, "I, too, am looking for Drysdales in Rush Co. I have 3 Drysdale sisters who married in Rush Co. Rachel married Sanford Turner-15 Feb 1838, Julia married John Worth-5 June 1837, and Martha married James Collins-14 Jan 1850. They were the daughters of John & Martha McGlaughlin Drysdale, who were married 15 Feb 1809 in Montgomery Co, KY."

Census and other information obtained on a William Drysdale indicates that he probably was a brother or cousin of Julia Ann Drysdale. William Drysdale was born in Kentucky, August 28, 1815, and died April 7, 1898, age 82 years, 8 months. He was buried at the Morris Cemetery located 3 miles north of Adrian, Missouri.
(II) Cemetery Records of Bates County, Missouri Volume III William Drysdale married Elizabeth Earnest March 23, 1837, in Rush County, Indiana, however, no marriage record or license has been found for this couple via the Internet. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry F. Earnest and Hannah Bitner. She was born in Sevier County, Tennessee on June 10, 1820. She died November 11, 1879, in Bates County, Missouri, at age 58.(III) Cemetery Records of Bates County, Missouri Volume III. William Drysdale indicated in the 1880 U. S. Census for Missouri that his father's birthplace was Virginia and that his mother's birthplace was Kentucky.

William Drysdale and Elizabeth Earnest were the parents of twelve children, including: 1) John N. Drysdale, born May 29, 1841, died August 23, 1895, married Mary Jane Allender; 2) Henry Drysdale, born 1839, died 1907, married Mary E. Davis, wed 1863; and 3) James, born April 28, 1843, Rush County, Indiana, died March 12, 1909, Bates County, Missouri. James Drysdale married Mary Strain. Many of the William and Elizabeth Drysdale children and their spouses are buried in Morris Cemetery, Bates County, Missouri, and others are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates County, Missouri.

William Drysdale lived next to John Worth according to the 1840 Daviess County, Indiana, census. Additional research and data is needed to determine conclusive answers as to the identity of the ancestors of Julia Ann Drysdale.

Julia Ann Drysdale married John Worth in Rush County, Indiana, on June 5, 1837.
(4) John Worth was born in North Carolina about 1817.(5) He was a son of Charles Worth and Elizabeth Frye.(6)

The first marriage of John Worth was to an Elizabeth Hyatt, as recorded in the William C. Folger Manuscript.
(7) The Folger Manuscript of three volumes is known as Genealogical Records of Nantucket Families. Folger recorded many of the Nantucket families that moved from Nantucket, Massachusetts to North Carolina in the late 1700s. Charles Worth, the father of John Worth, was born on Nantucket Island in 1761 and moved with his parents, Joseph and Judith (Starbuck) Worth Jr., and his brothers and sisters to New Garden, North Carolina, about 1775. New Garden became the present site of Guilford College on the west side of Greensboro, North Carolina. Charles married Elizabeth Frye of Stokes County, North Carolina, probably in 1799.(10) The listing of the Charles Worth family in the Folger Manuscript gives the name of the wife of John Worth as Elizabeth Hyatt.

No marriage record for John Worth and Elizabeth Hyatt has been found. However, support for the marriage does appear to exist in two census records. Evidence that John Worth was the father of a child, before his marriage to Julia Ann Drysdale, appears in census records for 1840 and 1850. The 1840 U. S. Census of Indiana, Daviess County, lists one female child, age 5 and under 10 living in the John Worth household.
(8) This child must have been born by 1835, prior to his marriage to Julia Ann Drysdale in June 1837. This female child is not listed in the John Worth household in the 1850 Indiana census and perhaps she died, or married, before the census was taken.(9)

Additional information from the 1850 U. S. Census of Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, household of John Worth, appears to support a connection between John Worth and a Hyatt, or Hiatt, family. The Folger Manuscript spelled the last name of the wife of John Worth as Hyatt. The 1850 Indiana census lists a Mary Hiatt, age 60, living in the John Worth household. It seems reasonable to assume that the Folger Manuscript and the 1850 Indiana census for Rush County contained two viable ways to spell the last name of John Worth's first wife. Folger used Hyatt while the 1850 census used Hiatt. The Mary Hiatt of the John Worth household in 1850 could have been John Worth's first mother-in-law. Mary Hiatt could have been the mother of Elizabeth Hiatt, John Worth's first wife, according to Folger.

Some might argue that the Mary Hiatt living in the 1850 household of John Worth, was the mother of Julia Ann Drysdale. That she had remarried after the death of her Drysdale husband and that her second spouse also had died by 1850. There appears to be significant, but incomplete evidence, to indicate the preceding was not the case. There is evidence the parents of Julia Ann Drysdale were John Drysdale and Martha McLaughlin.
The 1850 census records a Martha Drysdale living with ????? who probably were her daughter and son in law.

There is evidence that Allen and Mary "Polly" (Drysdale) Hiatt could have been the parents of an Elizabeth Hiatt. There is evidence John Drysdale, father of Julia Ann Drysdale, was a brother of Mary "Polly" Drysdale, the mother of Elizabeth Hiatt. All of these individuals can be closely connected, or an association shown to exist between them, through census records and marriage records. Additional information that has been found gives support to a close association between these individuals as well.

According to the 1850 census record, Mary Hiatt owned the land on which the John Worth household lived.(
10) A Campbell County, Kentucky, marriage record was found for an Allen Hiatt and Polly Drysdale. The marriage date was May 3, 1817.(11) Also found was a genealogy listing that gave the name of the spouse of Allen Hiatt as Mary "Polly" Drysdale. A daughter of this Allen and Mary (Drysdale) Hiatt might have been born about 1817 or 1818 and could have married John Worth in 1834 or 1835. Allen Hiatt was born about 1797 in Pennsylvania. His parents were William and Elizabeth "Betsy" Thatcher Hiatt.

An 1820 census record for Allen Hiatt exists for the state of Kentucky, Fleming County, no township stated. The census indicates that Allen Hiatt and Mary Drysdale Hiatt had two daughters and one son who were under 10 years old. Since they were married in May 1817, they likely had one child in 1817 or early 1818. This child could have been named Elizabeth Hiatt.

An 1830 census record exits for an Allen Hiatt household in Rush County, Indiana. The 1830 census indicates one female of 10 years and under 15. This child could have been Elizabeth Hiatt who would have turn 18 or thereabouts in 1835. The 1830 census indicates that Allen and Mary Hiatt were in Rush County by 1830. It appears the Drysdale and Worth families did not arrive in Rush County until a few years later.

The 1840 Indiana census for Davies County lists Allen Hyatt as living near to John Drysdale as well as near Sandford Turner, William Drysdale, Seth Worth, David German, and John Worth. The 1840 census uses the Hyatt spelling. Hence, Hiatt and Hyatt do seem to be used interchangeably in the census records for this family. The 1840 census indicates Allen Hiatt was age 40 and under 50 and that Mary Drysdale Hiatt was age 50 and under 60. It appears that Allen Hiatt, or Hyatt, husband of Mary, died before the 1850 census was taken.

There is no 1850 census record for the Allen and Mary Hiatt household. The 1850 John Worth census in Rush County, Indiana, indicates Mary Hiatt was 60 years old at that time. Allen and Mary Hiatt appear to have been in Davies County, Indiana, along with the John Worth and John Drysdale families.

Additional information obtained on the Internet indicate that William Hiatt, born about 1777, married Elizabeth "Betsy" Thatcher, who was born about 1781. William and Elizabeth Hiatt came from Pennsylvania to Ohio and on to Kentucky William and Elizabeth Hiatt moved to Ohio about 1808. They then moved on to Kentucky, being in Mason, Fleming, and other counties in Kentucky.

William and Elizabeth (Thatcher) Hiatt were the parents of the following children, and perhaps others who are unknown:

1) Allen, born in 1797, married Mary"Polly" Drysdale May 3, 1817, in Campbell County, Kentucky

2) Stephen, born 1798, married Lucy Morris, December 6, 1817, in Campbell County, Kentucky

3) Thatcher, born 1799, married Esther/Hester Hunt, Green, Markwell, in 1820, in Kentucky

4) Nancy, born 1803, married 1st Landon Bonham; married 2nd John Pemberton

5) Sarah/Sallie, born 1805, married Jeremiah Rice, March 24, 1824, in Greenup County, Kentucky

6) Elizabeth "Betsy", born 1807, married July 16, 1830

It seems entirely possible that Allen Hiatt and his wife, Mary Drysdale, named their first female child Elizabeth after Allen's mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" (Thatcher) Hiatt. Additional research or data is needed to determine conclusive answers to the Elizabeth Hyatt issue as well as to identify the ancestors of Julia Ann Drysdale.

John Worth and Julia Ann (Drysdale) Worth and their children lived in Daviess County, Indiana, in 1840, as did a number of individuals related to them.
(12) Sanford Turner, husband of Rachel Drysdale, appears in the 1840 Daviess County, Indiana, census.(13) David German, a brother-in-law of John Worth, lived next to Sanford Turner in 1840.(14) Mary Polly Drysdale and her husband, Allen Hyatt, lived in Davies County in 1840.(15). John Drysdale appears in the 1840 Daviess County, Indiana, census and lived very near to Allen Hyatt.(16) John Drysdale probably was the father of Julia Ann Drysdale and perhaps was a brother of Mary Polly Drysdale. William Drysdale, probably a brother of Julia Ann Drysdale, lived next to John Worth in 1840.(17)

The children of John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale listed in the 1850 Indiana census for Rush County, Jackson Township, were: Seth, James, John C., Mary J., Elizabeth, and Chesterfield D. Worth.
(18) In 1854, John Worth and his family lived in Shelby County, Indiana.(19) Julia Ann Drysdale died April 10, 1856.(20) She was buried in the Old Boggstown Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana.

John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale may have been the parents of children who were born between the time of the 1850 Indiana census and the date of death for Julia Ann in April 1856. The 1860 Indiana census records for the family of John Worth include 1) children from his marriage to Julia Ann Drysdale, 2) children by his marriage to his third wife, Mary Jane (Lemon) Stephens, who he married on January 1, 1857, in Shelby County, Indiana, and 3) children from the prior marriage of Mary Jane Lemon to ? Stephens.
(21).

Mary Jane Lemon was born October 10, 1824 at Akron, Ohio, and died October 22, 1913, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
(22) and was buried at Battle Ground, Tippicanoe County, Indiana. Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificate, Mary J. Worth, Tippicanoe Co., Indiana, 22 October 1913

The John Worth family lived in Hendricks and Montgomery counties in 1860.
(23)

The John Worth family lived in Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1870.
(24) John Worth died sometime after February 1, 1886.(25) No date of death, location of death, location of burial, will, or estate papers have been found for him.

The children of John Worth from census records:
1. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1840, Daviess County, p. 64
one male under age 5 - probably Seth Worth, born 1839
one male age 20 and under 30 - should be John Worth
one female age 5 and under 10 - probably died by 1850 census
one female age 20 and under 30 - should be Julia Ann Drysdale Worth

2. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Rush County, Jackson Township, John Worth, p. 556
Seth, male, age 10 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale Worth - Seth Worth was born about 1839
James, male, age 9 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale Worth - this should be James W. Worth, born about 1841
John, male, age 5 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale Worth - this should be John C. Worth born 1845 probably a vtwin of Mary J. Worth
Mary J., female, age 5 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale probably a twin of John C. Worth born 1845
Elizabeth, female, age 3 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale
Chesterfield D., male, age 1 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale


3. Julia Ann Drysdale Worth died April 10, 1856.

4. John Worth married Mary Jane Stephens on January 1, 1857, in Shelby County, Indiana. Book 7, Original Source Page 68.

5. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Pittsborough
Seth, male, age 21 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale
included in 1850 Worth census
James W., male, age 19 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale
included in 1850 Worth census
John C., male, age 15 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale
included in 1850 Worth census
Mary J., female, age 15 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale
included in 1850 Worth census
Elizabeth, female, age 13 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale
included in 1850 Worth census
Armilda A., female, age 12 - child of Mary Jane Lemon
Armilda A. was not in the 1850 Worth census
Chester F. D., male, age 10 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale
included in 1850 Worth census
Martha A., female, age 9 - could be a child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Mary E., female, age 7 - could be a child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Stephen L., male, age 6 - could be a child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Adalaska B., female, age 2 - child of Mary Jane Lemon
one or two years beyond marriage date
Indiana B., female, age 4 months - child of Mary Jane Lemon
three or four years beyond marriage date

6. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Montgomery County, Madison Township, post
office - Linden

Seth Worth, age 21 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale included in 1850 Worth census
James W. Worth, age 18 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale included in 1850 Worth census
John Worth, age 14 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale included in 1850 Worth census
Mary J. Worth, age 14 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale included in 1850 Worth census
Elisabeth Worth, age 10 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale included in 1850 Worth census
Chesterfield Worth, age 8 - child of Julia Ann Drysdale included in 1850 Worth census
Adalaska Worth, age 4 - could be a child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Indiana Worth, age 6 months - child of Mary Jane Lemon at least 3 years beyond marriage date



7. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1870, Montgomery County, Sugar Creek Township, post office - Darlington, enumerated June 17, 1870
Mary E. Worth, age 17 - could be child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Stephen L. Worth, age 15 - could be child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Adalaska Worth, age 13 - could be child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Indiana F. Worth, age 10 - child of Mary Jane Lemon
at least 3 years after marriage
Louisa B. Worth, age 2 - child of Mary Jane Lemon
at least 11 years after marriage

8. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1880, Tippecanoe County, Tippecanoe Township, June 8
and 9, 1880
Eliza Worth, age 12 - child of Mary Jane Lemon
at least 10 years after marriage
Adalaska Worth, age 21 - child of Mary Jane Lemon
at least 2 years after marriage

9. Mary Jane Lemon Stephens Worth was born October 10, 1824. It is doubtful she
had any children after the time of the 1880 census since should would have
been 55 years old at that time.

10. 1850 Census, Rush County - no children in doubt

11. 1860 Census, Hendricks County - 3 children in doubt
Martha A., female, age 9 - could be a child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Mary E., female, age 7 - could be a child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Stephen L., male, age 6 - could be a child of either Drysdale or Lemon

12. 1860 Census, Montgomery County - 1 child in doubt
Adalaska Worth, age 4 - could be a child of either Drysdale or Lemon

13. 1870, Montgomery County - 3 children in doubt
Mary E. Worth, age 17 - could be child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Stephen L. Worth, age 15 - could be child of either Drysdale or Lemon
Adalaska Worth, age 13 - could be child of either Drysdale or Lemon


14. 1880 Census, Tippecanoe County - no children in doubt

15. Mary Jane Lemon Worth indicates in the 1900 census that she was the mother of seven children, 2 of whom still were living in 1900.


16. Ida B. Worth
, died January 25, 1864, aged 1 year, 5 months, 13 days - daughter of John Worth and Mary Jane Lemon Stephens Worth
Source:
Crawfordsville Public Library

Cemeteries of Montgomery County (Indiana)
Last name First name Birth Death Death age Other
Worth
Ida B   January 25, 1864 1y5m13d d/o John & Mary

Stephen L. Worth - 1860 census - 6 years old - son of John Worth
mother could be either Julia Ann or Mary Jane

Title: Index to Marriage Record 1860-1920 Inclusive Volume III Letters P to Z Inclusive
Record Location: Montgomery County, Indiana
W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk's Office Crawfordsville Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938
Spouse 1: Stephen L Worth
Spouse 2: Ellen Geiger
Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1874
County: Montgomery
Book: 8
Original Source Page: 181


Martha A. Worth, age 9, female, 1860 census, could be daughter of either Julia or Mary

Mary E. Worth
, age 7, female, 1860 census, could be daughter of either Julia or Mary

Armilda A. Worth, age 12, female, 1860 census, was daughter of Mary Jane Stephens and ?? Stephens

Adalaska B. Worth
, age 2, female, in 1860 census - daughter of John and Mary Worth

Indiana B. Worth, age 4 months, female, in 1860 census - daughter of John and Mary Worth

Ida B. Worth, died January 25, 1864, aged 1 year, 5 months, 13 days - daughter of John Worth and Mary Jane Lemon Stephens Worth

Crawfordsville Public Library

Cemeteries of Montgomery County (Indiana)
Last name First name Birth Death Death age Other
Worth
Ida B   January 25, 1864 1y5m13d d/o John & Mary

CDPL Upd DAR Cemetery (Township)
5-54   2-290 Linden Cemetery (Madison)

Worth
Sarah Geiger   August 07, 1869 54y16d   6-66   2-320 Peterson Cemetery (Sugar Creek)

Worth
William Arthur   March 05, 1887 4y9m29d   6-66   2-320 Peterson Cemetery (Sugar Creek)


Martha A. Worth is listed in 1860 John Worth household. It appears she married Jonathan Lewellen. Get marriage record for this couple. She was born about 1851. Was child of John and Julia Ann Worth or a child of Mary Jane Lemon Stephens and her husband.

Jonathan Lewellen and wife Martha A. Worth Lewellen and children in the 1880 Indiana, Montgomery County, Shannondale, Census:
Jonathan Lewellen, age 38, farmer, born in Indiana, father born in NC,
mother born in NC
Martha A. Worth, age27, keeping house, born in Indiana, father born in NC,
mother born in Ohio


County: Shelby
Name: Mary Jane Stephens
Spouse: Worth John
Marriage Date: 01 Jan 1857
Book: 7

Original Source Page: 68


Name: Mary Jane LEMON
* Given Name: Mary Jane
* Surname: Lemon
* Sex: F
* Birth: 10 OCT 1824 in Akron,Ohio
1
* Death: 22 OCT 1913 in Lafayette,Tippicanoe Co.,IN
1
* Burial: Battle Ground,Tippicanoe Co.,IN
1
* Residence: 1900 Tippicanoe Co.,IN
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* Note:

In 1900 Mary Jane (Lemon) Worth was living with her daughter Nellie (Worth) Timmons in Tippicanoe County,
Indiana; the census reports that Mary had been the mother of seven children of whom only two were living. Mary J. Worth died 22 October 1913 in Lafayette, Indiana and was buried at Battle Ground, Tippicanoe County, Indiana.
* Change Date: 9 APR 2000 at 14:56:41
Marriage 1
John WORTH b: 1817 in North Carolina
* Married: 1 JAN 1857 in Shelby Co.,Indiana
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Sources:
1. Repository:
Name: Indiana State Board of Health
Title: Death Certificate, Mary J. Worth, Tippicanoe Co., Indiana, 22 October 1913
Abbrev: Death Certificate, Mary J. Worth, Tippicanoe Co., Indiana, 22 October 1913
2. Title: 1900 federal census, Tippicanoe County, Indiana
Abbrev: 1900 federal census, Tippicanoe County, Indiana
Page: (Wea Township), enum. dist. 117, p. 55, dwelling 96, family 96
3. Title: Shelby County, Indiana, marriages
Abbrev: Shelby County, Indiana, marriages