81. Documentation for Judith Starbuck
(10 Oct 1734 to 25 Oct 1830)
mother of Charles Worth
(17 Jun 1761 to After 1850)



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(Most of the following material was taken from the book by Elizabeth Pearson White,
John Howland of the Mayflower, Volume 1, The First Five Generations Documented Descendants Through his first child Desire2 Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham)

Judith Starbuck was born October 10, 1734, on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts \ (or Aug. 10, 1734).
(1) She was the daughter of William Starbuck and Anna Folger.(2)(3) William Starbuck was born July 22, 1699 on Nantucket Island, Nantucket, Massachusetts and died October 17, 1760. (4) (5) (6) (7) He married Anna Folger September 10, 1720. Anna Folger was born May 25, 1703, on Nantucket Island, Nantucket, Massachusetts and died September 6, 1748. (8) (9) (10) (11)

Judith Starbuck married
Joseph Worth Junior on December 6, 1753, on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.(12) Joseph Worth was born on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, 29th 9 mo. 1729, the son of Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth.(13) He died in New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina, before May 1816, the date his will was proved.(14)

Joseph and Judith Worth may have gone to Barrington, Nova Scotia, around 1762 for a Joseph Worth was listed there as an American Protestant with a wife, one boy and two girls when the census was taken in 1770.
(15) If so, they returned to Nantucket about 1773.

Alexander Starbuck, in his History of Nantucket, states that this family "removed from the Island 29th 9 mo. 1774," before the start of the Revolutionary War.(16) On 23 September 1774, a few days before they left, Joseph Worth, Junior, weaver, and his wife Judith, of Sherborn, with Joseph Macy, blacksmith, and his wife, Mary, and with another heir, Jethro Starbuck, sold to Jethro Mitchell, cooper, land which had been given to them by their father, William Starbuck.(17)

On 24 September 1774, Joseph and Judith Worth with their brother-in-law and Judith's sister, Joseph and Mary Macy, sold to William Rotch, merchant, of Sherborn, another piece of land devised to them by their father, William Starbuck.
(18) On the same day Joseph and Judith Worth sold to Jonathan Burnell, merchant, a share of land "and the remaining two-fifths part is to remain to the use of our mother-in-law, Lydia Pinkham, during her natural life."(19) Lydia Pinkham was the step-mother of Judith (Starbuck) Worth and Mary (Starbuck) Macy, whose father, William Starbuck, had married second, Lydia Coleman who, after William's death had married Theophilus Pinkham.(20) In a final transaction, 8 October 1774, two weeks after the date given by Starbuck for their move to North Carolina, Joseph and Judith Worth and Joseph and Mary Macy jointly sold to William Hussey, merchant, 1/18th of one share in the Old North Warf.(21)

Joseph and Judith Worth were Quakers. They were received as members of the
Center Monthly Meeting in Guilford County, North Carolina, 20th 9 mo. 1774.(22) On January 21, 1776, records show the marriage of their daughter, Eunice Worth, to William Wilson, and on November 27, 1777, their daughter, Matilda Worth, married Latham Folger.(23)

When the southern part of Guilford was cut away to form Randolph County in 1779, Joseph Worth and his eldest son, Jethro, called "single," were recorded on the first tax list. Most of the Quakers, including Joseph and Jethro, refused to turn in an inventory of their property but their names were included anyway.
(24) In spite of having been listed on the Randolph County tax roll in 1779, the minutes of the Guilford County Court for 1784 state that Joseph Worth, "an infirm person," was exempted from paying poll-tax "from year to year."(25) When the U. S. Census for 1790 was taken, Joseph Worth was listed in Hillsborough District, Randolph County, North Carolina, as head of a family of four males and two females.(26)

On October 7, 1796. Joseph and Judith Worth were called "of Randolph County" when the
New Garden Monthly Meeting recorded the marriage of their son, Silas Worth, to Matilda Macy.(27) In the spring of 1806 Joseph Worth, called "of Randolph, North Carolina, yeoman," and Judith, his wife, gave their power of attorney to Matthew Starbuck, trader, of Guilford, to sell property they owned on Nantucket, described as one-thirty-sixth part of a share in the Old Straight Wharf.(28)

Elizabeth Pearson White, in her book John Howland of the Mayflower, Volume 1, The First Five Generations Documented Descendants Through his first child Desire2 Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham, on pages 729 and 730 states the following:

John L. German, 2631 Kittley Rd., Wanamaker, IN 46239, submitted a photocopy of Fred E. Crowell's New Englanders in Nova Scotia [microfilm, NEHGS], page 172, with additional information for #458 Reuben Worth(5th gen), 1:588-89, #460 Joseph Worth(5th gen), 1:591-93, and #463 Thomas Worth(5th gen), 1:597-98. all three were among the sons of Joseph worth and his wife, #82 Lydia Gorham(4th gen) (Shuabael3, Desire Howland2, John1), 1:149-50. all three brothers went to Barrington, Nova Scotia, about 1762. Reuben and Joseph Worth, but not Thomas, were listed there in the census taken in 1762. Joseph was a surveyor and farmer, and was a member of the committee to locate new settlers. Joseph was still there when another census was taken in 1770, but Reuben and Thomas were missing and had returned to Nantucket. Thomas Worth was appointed to the Proprietors' Committee, 3 February 1764. Thomas and Joseph, but not Reuben, petitioned for land at Cape Sable. [See Fred E. Crowell, "New Englanders in Nova Scotia," (microfilm, NEHGS, Boston), 172.] Mr. German also found additional proof that #460 Joseph Worth5 and his wife, Judith Starbuck, had lived in Nova Scotia before returning to Nantucket, and then setting out for North Carolina. In the 1850 census records of the Southern Division of Guilford County, N.C., Joseph's son, Paul Worth6, age 77, said that he had been born in Nova Scotia [Census M432, R632: page 357, hse 1579, fam. 1578.] In another interesting item, on the 28th day 9th month 1774, Joseph Worth, Jr., requested a Certificate from the Friends at Nantucket to the Friends at New Garden, where he intended to settle, and he acknowledged his Shortness in heretofore removing to Nova Scotia without a Certificate. This entry was found in the minutes of the Nantucket Monthly Meeting and was transcribed in The Register of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of California, Herbert Folger, ed. (1917) 1:191.

Mr. German is a descendant of Charles Worth6 (Joseph5, Lydia Gorham4, Shubael3, Desire Howland2, John1), whose daughter, Elizabeth Worth7 married David German. Mr. German's article, "David German (1796-1867) and Family of Shelby County, Indiana," won the National Genealogical Society's Family History Writing Contest and was published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (Dec. 1990) 78:279-98. See the additions to 1:588-89, 591-93, 597, 598 in Additions and Corrections, Part II:729-30, which follows.

Curtis L. Older owes his membership in The General Society of Mayflower Descendants to Mr. John L. German who was quoted above by Elizabeth Pearson White. One day about the year 2002 while searching the Internet for clues as to the ancestors of
Chesterfield Worth, a great-grandfather of Curtis L. Older, Curtis came across the website of Mr. John L. German. An e-mail response from Mr. German asked if Chesterfield Worth was the son of John Worth. This led to an exchange of a number of e-mails between Mr. German and Mr. Older. Chesterfield Worth did indeed turn out to be a son of John Worth. John Worth was a brother of Elizabeth Worth, one of John L. German's ancestors. John Worth and his sister Elizabeth Worth were children of Charles Worth, a son of Joseph Worth Junior and his wife Judith Starbuck.

Joseph Worth, in his will dated 30th 9 mo. 1811, and proved in Randolph County, North Carolina, in the May term 1816, bequeathed to his beloved wife, Judith, all of his personal estate, together with one-third of the income from his real estate. He mentioned his sons, Charles, George, Paul and Silas Worth, and his daughters, Eunice Wilson and Matilda Folger. Son Paul Worth and kinsman Job Worth were named as executors. Witnesses were William Macy and Silvanus Swain.
(29)

Joseph Worth will
page one, page two, page three, typewritten certified copy

Judith (Starbuck) Worth died in New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina on October 25, 1830. The Raleigh Register, published in Raleigh, North Carolina November 11, 1830, carried this notice: "
Died in Guilford Co., on the 25 ultimo, Mrs. Judith Worth, a native of Nantucket, in the 96th year of her age."(30)

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Children (
Worth), first four born and recorded on the Island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, last three born in Barrington, Nova Scotia, all but first son mentioned in father's will:(31)

i. Jethro, born 3 September 1754, died in Deep River, N.C., 8 November 1781, before his intended marriage to Mary Barnard could take place.(32)
ii.
Eunice, born 30 August 1756.
iii.
Matilda, born 14 October 1758.
iv.
Charles, born 17 June 1761.
v.
George, named in father's will.
vi.
Paul, named in father's will.
vii.
Silas, named in father's will.


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
JUDITH STARBUCK and her son CHARLES WORTH


1) Randolph Co., N.C., (Original) Wills, 1775-1899, North Carolina State Archives (Joseph Worth). The will names his wife Judith, a son as Charles, and a daughter as Matilda Folger among other children.

2) Folger Manuscript, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Collection 118, Book 7, page 142, which lists a Charles Worth as the son of Joseph and Judith, the marriage of Charles Worth and Elizabeth Frye/Frey, and the names of the nine children of Charles and Elizabeth. The record also identifies the parents of Elizabeth Frye/Frey as Michael and Nancy Frye/Frey. The document was recorded prior to 1850. The first child of Charles and Elizabeth Worth is listed as Lydia and the record indicates she was born in 1799, the same year Charles was removed from the Quaker Church for marrying out of unity. The Nantucket Quakers who moved to Guilford County, North Carolina, in the late 1700s sent reports of family births, marriages, deaths, etc. back to Nantucket where they were recorded. The record also identifies the family as "Descendants of the New Garden Emigrants." New Garden, North Carolina, was at the present site of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

3) Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, birth records, Volume 2, page 622, Charles Worth, child of Joseph and Judith (Starbuck) Worth, 17th 6 mo. 1761, husband of Elizabeth (daughter of Michael Frye and Nancy) [“Descendants of the New Garden Emigrants.” written against the list of Charles’ children.]

4) See White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Volume 1, The First Five Generations Documented Descendants Through his first child Desire Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham, page 591 through 593, pages 721 and 722, and pages 729 and 730 for an extensive listing of original source documents to substantiate Joseph Worth Jr. as the father of Charles Worth.

5) Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Volume 4, page 526, marriage record for Joseph Worth, son of Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth, and Judith Starbuck, daughter of William and Anna (Folger) Starbuck, married Nantucket, 6th 12 mo. “called December,” 1753. Removed from Nantucket 29-9-1774.

6) Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Volume 2, page 503, birth record for Judith Starbuck, October 10, 1734, daughter of William Starbuck and Anna Folger, wife of Joseph Worth (son of Joseph and Lydia Worth).

7) Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Volume 2, page 633, birth record for Matilda Worth, child of Joseph and Judith (Starbuck) Worth, 14th, 10 mo. 1758, wife of Latham Folger (son of Reuben and Dinah).

8) Obituary for Judith Worth, Raleigh Register, Raleigh, North Carolina, 11 Nov. 1830, Marriage and Death Notices in Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette, 1826-1845, by Carrie L. Broughton, State Librarian (1946), page 322 (Part II, Deaths); Nantucket VR 5:615, but gives date newspaper was published instead of actual date of death; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 100:286.

8) 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.

9) General Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Etc., Randolph County - Grantees, Book 14, Page 398, John Reese to Charles Worth, 121 acres, 1822; Randolph County Grantees, Book 16, Page 56, John Reese to Charles Worth, 440 acres, 1822.

10) An account of this family was published in National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) 76:275-77. "Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Their Wandering Children", p. 275.


REFERENCES

1. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s, Volume 76, "Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Their Wandering Children", p. 275-6; Nantucket, Mass., Vital Records to 1850, 5 vols. Boston, 1925-28, 2:503, (Hereafter Nantucket VR), Starbuck, Judith, d. William and Anna, Oct. 10, 1734. [w. Joseph Worth (s. Joseph and Lydia), d. William and Anna (Folger) (first w.), 10th, 10 mo., P. R. 38.]

2. Nantucket VR, 4:526.

3. Ibid.

4.
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s, Volume 76, "Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Their Wandering Children", p. 275.

5. Family Records, Undated Letter c. 1940-1941 from Margie Loomis to her Aunt Ella Laura Malott Evans ref. Town Clerk Nantucket & Savage.

6.
No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol. 2, p. 200.

7. Macy, Sylvanus, Macy: Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635-1868, (Albany: Joel Munsell, 1868.), 127.

8. Family Records, Undated Letter c. 1940-1941 from Margie Loomis to her Aunt Ella Laura Malott Evans ref. Town Clerk Nantucket & Savage.

9. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol. 2, p. 200.

10. Macy, Sylvanus, Macy: Genealogy of the Macy Family from 1635-1868, (Albany: Joel Munsell, 1868.), 127.

11. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s, Volume 76, "Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Their Wandering Children", p. 275.

12. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s, Volume 76, "Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Their Wandering Children", p. 270, 275-6.

13. Nantucket VR 2:630.

14. Randolph County, North Carolina, (Original) Wills, 1775-1899, North Carolina State Archives (Joseph Worth).

15. Nova Scotia Census, 1770 (Chicago, 1972), 5.

16. Starbuck, Alexander. The History of Nantucket, County, Island and Town. 1969; rept. Rutland, Vt., 1976. Page 831.

17. Nantucket County Deeds 9:180 [Family History Library. Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints. Salt Lake City, UT.; branches everywhere. References refer to numbered reels of microfilm. #906235. Hereafter FHL.].

18. Nantucket County Deeds 9:107 [FHL #906235].

19. Nantucket County Deeds 9:111 [FHL #906235].

20. Nantucket VR 5:484.

21. Nantucket County Deeds 9:116.

22. Starbuck, 828; Sallie W. Stockard, History Of Guilford County, North Carolina (Knoxville, Tenn. 1902), 193.

23. W. A. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (1969) 1:583; 692, 795.

24. William Perry Johnson, "Tax List of Randolph County, N.C.," The North Carolinian, A Quarterly of Genealogy and History (June 1956) 2:2:179-81.

25. Guilford County Court Minutes (November 1784), 121 [FHL #0501190].

26. U.S. Census of North Carolina, 1790, Randolph Co., 98.

27. Hinshaw, 1:583; Nantucket VR 4:530.

28. Nantucket County Deeds 19:341-42 [FHL #907355].

29. Randolph County, NC, (Original) Wills, 1775-1899, North Carolina State Archives (Joseph Worth).

30. Raleigh Register, Raleigh, North Carolina, 11 Nov. 1830; Nantucket VR 5:615, but gives date newspaper was published instead of actual date of death; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 100:286.

31. Randolph County, NC, (Original) Wills, 1775-1899, North Carolina State Archives (Joseph Worth); Nantucket VR 2:622, 626, 629, 633, 637; Gorham, Henry S. The Gorham Family. MS. 28 vols. 1932-43. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 3:352.

32. Hinshaw 1:795, 846.