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Descendants of Samuel Worthington, Sr.

Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL4 WORTHINGTON,SR.(ROBERT "THE QUAKER"3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 31, 1687 in Pownall Fee, Marley,Cheshire, England, and died Abt. 1739 in Orange Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)or Delaware, Chester Co. Pennsylvania. He married SARAH SIMCOCK October 19, 1716 in New Jersey Meeting House, Salem, New Jersey, daughter of JACOB SIMCOCK and ALICE MARIS. She was born July 18, 1696 in Ripley Township, Chester Co. Pennsylvania or Ridley, Cheshire England, and died December 26, 1722 in Orange or Frederick Co., Virginia.

Notes for SAMUEL WORTHINGTON, SR.: Came to Salem, New Jersey in 1712 from England. Sale of estate made 14 August,1739. Sarah Worthington is Administratix, June 28, 1739, acknowledged and admitted to record Orange Co. Will Book #1, page 126, also from pages 41 - 42 of John Frederick Dorman's Book of Wills Source: Information given to me by rworthington@att.net (H. R. Worthington)
Source: Information taken from http://members.tripod.com/Dr.G/worthgtn.htm#top site of Dr. Donald Gradeless.

Moved to Salem Co. New Jersey in 1712 before his parents moved there.

Page 20: Pages 102-04. Bond of Sarah Worthington, Jacob Worthington
and James McCrackin unto Robert Slaughter, Gent., Justice.
Page 21: for £ 200. Sarah Worthington is administrix of Samuel
Worthington, Dec.
      Sarah (X) Worthington
      Jacob Worthington
      James McCracken
28 June 1739. Ack. and admitted to record.

Page 24:
Page 126-127. Samuel Worthington. Inventory. 8 August 1739.
Sarah Worthington, extx. Total valuation £ 45.8.9.
      John Mc auarmich
      William Davis
      Samuel Walker
23 May 1740. Returned into court.

Page 129-131. Bond of John Frost, James Wood, Tent., and
Robert Worthington unto Thomas Chew, Gent. For £ 50. 24 July
1740. John Frost is admr. of Micha. Sheppard, dec.
      John Frost
      J. Wood
      Robt. Worthington
Wit: Thos. Wood.
24 July 17409. Ack. and admitted to record
_____________________________________
Page 24:
Page 159-60. John Lilburn. Inventory. Total Valuation £ 46.7.6.
...
To two 2 year old stears to Jacob Worthington 6. 1. 0

Page 41:
Page 210-212. Samuel Worthington. Sail of estate made 14 Aug. 1739
Sarah Worthington. to 2 cowes and calves £ 5. 5. -
To 1 mare 2.10. 6
Henry Hunt to 1 hourse 6. -. -
Samll. Brittan To 1 hourse 3.
Lewis Thomas To 1 cow and calf 3.12. -
Jacob Worthington To 1 cow 2.19. -
To Do 1. -. 6
Jesper Terry To 1 cow and calf 3.14. -
Batt Matthews To 1 cow and calf 2. 5. -
Henry Robinson To 1 mare 4. 9. -
Danll. Burnett 1 cow 2.18. -
Sarah Worthington
To a feather bed and furniture and side saddle 3.10. 6
To a pail, a tub and pair of cards 5. 6
To a old pot and paun 5. -
Robt. Worthington
To a waggon and furniture 17. -. 0
To a old saddle, grinestone and hatt 1. 1. -
To a hook, cheasel and gimblett 3. -
To a gunn and ax 10. 6
To one gunn more 10. -
To 3 baggs and a spinning wheal 10. -
To a sizeth and how 4. 6
To a earthen pott and bason 6. -
To a old chest and box 8. -
To a old coat and two balls 8. -
Jacob Worthington
To a sizeth, a pair of pinchers and shears 10. 2
To a spinning wheal 17. 2
To a coat, west and britches 1.17. 6
George Person
To a gunn, grubbin how and bagg 2. 1. -
Saml. Brittan
To a old saddle and hook 15. 8
To 2 baggs and weading how 13. 6
To a bell and basket 10. 1
Pall Williams
To a hook, cheasel and file 4. 6
Jno. Maccormack To a hook 3. -
Jno Littler To a ads, two oagers and squair 11. 2
Jas. McCraken To a pair of fire toungs and oager 5.7½
Henry Robinson To a ax 6. -
Abel Pearson To a old feather bed and furniture 5. 4. -
To a broad ax 4. 6
Page 42:
Lewis Thomas
To a pair of plow Irons £ 1.11. 6
To a pair of iron traces and haims 2. 1. 6
Samll. Walker To a pair of stilyards 1. 4. -
Jno Hutson To a earthern Jourge 3. -
Jno Tradan To collors, Haims and Iron traces 2. 8
Henry Hunt To a old barrell 1.10
Richd. Morgan To a how 2. 0
Wm. Davis
To a handsaw 1. 2
Signed by Sarah Worthington, Admx.
28 May 1742. Returned by Sarah Worthington, Admx.
_____________________________________





Notes for SARAH SIMCOCK: Sarah Simcock was born July 18, 1696, the daughter of Jacob Simcock and Alice Maris. (See "The Maris family in the United States", compiled for the family by George L. and Jane M. Maris, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1885.) The volume on the Maris Family states about Sarah Simcock merely "married 1716, Samuel Worthington: September 26, 1722 they moved to Salem, New Jersey." - nothing more. However, Worthington records reveal that they moved to Virginia some ten years later, and were ancestors of the Southern Worthingtons.

Sarah Simcock evidently ran away from home and married Samuel Worthington without her parents' consent; and they probably married without the formalities of the Society of Friends. There seems to be in the Chester Minutes no declaration of their intentions to marry, nor any allowances, as seems to be the rule. On the contrary, at Chester Monthly Meeting (Springfield Meeting) a complaint was made of Samuel Worthington on account of his marriage to Sarah Simcock, after keeping company with her without her parents' knowledge or consent; and that the two were "disowned", that is, expelled from the flock. The testimony is dated September, 26, 1716. The next year, however, they both " offered acknowledgment", and were reinstated August 28 and September 25, 1717.
Marriage: October 19, 1716, New Jersey Meeting House, Salem, New Jersey

Children of SAMUEL WORTHINGTON and SARAH SIMCOCK are:
i. MARY5 WORTHINGTON.
2. ii. ROBERT "BOBBY" DOUNLAEN/DUBLEAN WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1717, Delaware Co. which is now Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d. Abt. May 1788, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.
3. iii. SAMUEL WORTHINGTON, JR, b. Abt. 1721, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1784, Abbeville District, Berkley Co.,South Carolina.
4. iv. ALICE/AILSE WORTHINGTON, b. Aft. 1718, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1791, Frederick Co. Virginia.
5. v. SARAH WORTHINGTON, b. Aft. 1718, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1747, Frederick Co. Virginia.
6. vi. SAMUEL WORTHINGTON,JR., b. Abt. 1721, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; d. 1784, Newberry District or Abbeville District, Berkley Co. South Carolina.
7. vii. MARTHA (MARTHEY) WORTHINGTON, b. Bet. 1725 - 1727, Orange Co., Virginia or Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d. Bet. 1798 - 1806, Center Friends Community, Guilford, North Carolina, 18 miles south of Greensboro, North Caolina.

Generation No. 2

2. ROBERT "BOBBY" DOUNLAEN/DUBLEAN5 WORTHINGTON (SAMUEL4, ROBERT (THE QUAKER)3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1717 in Delaware Co. which is now Chester Co. , Pennsylvania, and died Abt. May 1788 in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. He married ANN MCCRACKEN 1738 in Orange, Frederick Co., Virginia. She was born Bef. 1720, and died 1786 in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.

Notes for ROBERT "BOBBY" DOUNLAEN/DUBLEAN WORTHINGTON: Part of the Worthington information is from "Worthington Family Ancestor Association" in Baltimore, Maryland.

Source: From Ann Worthington Email: annhewitt@naxs.net

Following are two pieces from my notes on Robert Dunblean Worthington:

1) From "Kentucky Family Records," Volume IX, p. 8 ff:

Robert (Bobby Dunblean) Worthington, oldest son of Samuel Worthington and
Sarah Simcock, came of age Circa 1738. Following the death of his father in
1739, Bobby lost little time in filing suit against the other heirs in an
attempt to overthrow the will of his grandfather. His petition in Chancery
reviewed the terms of the will and outlined the grandson's objections on the
following grounds:

(1) Mary, the 2nd wife of the grandfather Robert Sr., had since remarried
one Samuel Britain but had not renounced her dower as legally required.
(2) The will named grandsons Robert and Jacob. There had never been a
grandson named Jacob, leaving the inference that Robert the testator had
either been ill or senile at the time the will was drawn.
(3) Since the land had not been left in fee simple, all the heirs were
tenants in common. The land could not be divided; no heir could sell any
part of the land nor could he improve it to his advantage.
(4) Samuel Britain, 2nd husband of Robert Sr.'s widow, had taken over the
management of the estate, claiming it was his by right of dower and
excluding all other heirs from participation in the management.

Samuel Britain and Mary his wife answered the complaint, admitting the truth
of all assertions except that regarding the dower. Samuel Britain had been
appointed guardian of the minor children Robert and Martha - the chief heirs
according to intent of father's will - and it was his duty to manage the
estate in their best interest until they become of age. (According to Sarah
Worthington King Peters, granddaughter of young Robert, Samuel Britain
treated his step-children harshly; the boy was made an indentured servant of
a hard master and ran away. The Court later appointed Bobby Dunblean as
guardian of his young half-uncle.

The Court decreed the following settlement:
1000 acres to Mary Britain to be used during her lifetime; reversionary rights to Robert, the Complainant.
666 2/3 acres to Robert, youngest son of the testator; reversionary rights to complainant.
333 1/3 acres to Martha, youngest daughter of testator; reversionary rights to complainant.
400 acres to Jacob Worthington for use during his lifetime with land to revert to complainant upon his death.
600 acres and all reversionary rights to complainant.

The Court ordered the land to be surveyed and divided. The survey indicated
800 acres more than 3000 shown in the original grant. Lord Fairfax deeded
the land to Bobby bringing his total to almost 1400 acres for immediate
possession. This was a promising start for a young man in his twenties.
The reversionary rights, if he had exercised them, would have given him 4000
acres and made him one of the largest landowners in the area. Bobby
Dunblean, unfortunately, proved to be a poor businessman. Little by little
he sold off the land. In 1769 he was granted 300 acres of land in Pa.,
County of Westmoreland and apparently lived there until death. May 1788 is
date of last record found in that Co. and it is assumed he died soon
after.

Bobby Dunblean Worthington died intestate and there is no recorded deed
naming any of his children. No clue has been found indicating name or
marriage of any daughter and only a partial list of his sons can be
assembled. Actual proof exists for only one - William of Muhlenberg Co.,
KY. Four others seem fairly certain - Samuel, Robert Jr., Jacob and James.
May have been others. [List: Samuel, Robert Jr., Jacob, James, William,
Benjamin and Andrew.]

2)1) Land grants to Robert Worthington.
Source: Library of Virginia Electronic Card Index, Land Office Patents and
Grants, http://leo.vsla.edu.

Worthington, Robert 3 Oct 1734
Orange Co.
3000a. On the North side of Sherrando River
situated on each side of a fine Meadow.
Patents 15, p. 339
(Worthey - Card 7 of 65)
[Russ & others - this is apparently Robert Dunblean's grandfather Robert
Worthington who moved to Old Frederick/Orange Co. shortly after he
re-married in 1729.)

Worthington, Robert 15 June 1748
Frederick Co.
3790 a. On Shannandoah River situated on each side of fine Meadow.
N. N. Grants G, p. 63 - 64
16169 ORIGINAL
[Woodard - Card 71 of 84]
[Russ - I think this and the next item are Robert Dunblean's, given the date
and the references in my part 1 above.]

Worthington, Robert 31 December 1751
Frederick Co.
526 a. Adjoining George Pemberton and near the Old Wagon Road.
N. N. Grants H, p. 73
16170
[Woodard - Card 72 of 84]

Worthington, Robert 21 Oct 1766
Hampshire Co. 201 a.
See: Rutherford, Benjamin; Worthington, Robert; McCracken, Jane; and
McCracken, Margaret. 21 Oct 1766
N. N. Grants N, p. 290
16171
[Woodard - Card 73 of 84]
[Question - was this Robert Dunblean or his son Robert who was of age in
1766?]

Worthington, Robert 22 Oct 1766
Hampshire Co. 306 a.
See: Rutherford, Benjamin; Worthington, Robert; McCracken, Jane; and
McCracken, Margaret.
22 Oct 1766
N. N. Grants N, p. 291
16172
[Woodard - Card 74 of 84]
[Question - was this Robert Dunblean or his son Robert who was of age in
1766?]
Children of ROBERT WORTHINGTON and ANN MCCRACKEN are:
      i. JESSE6 WORTHINGTON.
      ii. ROBERT WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1745, Frederick, Orange Co., Virginia; d. Abt. 1788, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania; m. RACHEL MEASON, Abt. 1760, Frederick Co., Virginia.
      iii. ROBERT WORTHINGTON,JR., b. Abt. 1745, Frederick Co. Virginia or North Carolina; d. Aft. 1778, Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania; m. RACHEL MEASON, Abt. 1770, Berkeley Co. Virginia.

      iv. JACOB WORTHINGTON, b. Bet. 1745 - 1765, Frederick Co. Virginia; d. Abt. 1827, Fleming Co. Kentucky; m. (1) ELEANOR, Abt. 1790, Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania; m. (2) MARY TRUITT, 1814, Fleming Co. Kentucky.

      v. SAMUEL WORTHINGTON,SR., b. March 03, 1745/46, Frederick Co. Virginia or North Carolina; d. January 03, 1821, Burrville(Oad Ridge/Clinton), Anderson Co., Tennessee; m. ELIZABETH CARNEY, Bef. May 11, 1773, Berkeley Co., West Virginia; b. April 30, 1754, Virginia; d. October 22, 1830, Anderson Co. Tennessee.

The Carney family came to Tennessee with the Worthington family about 1783.
According to Goospeed's History of Tennessee, Samuel Worthington was a member of the first Grand Jury in 1801.

Source: From David Worthington - Email: dawor@bellsouth.net

Hi, my family are ancestors of Samuel and Alice Worthington's son Samuel
and his wife Elizabeth (Carney) Worthington who moved from Virginia and
settled in Anderson Co., TN in the 1780's or early 1790's. I have a copy
of a License for Samuel to trade with the Cherokee Nation dated Oct. 13, 1797
and issued in Knoxville, TN. From this point the information I have is:

Samuel Worthington born 3/1/1746 Baltimore, Md died 1/3/1821 Anderson Co., TN
      married daughter of Thomas and Sahah Carrol Carney in 1774
      (Thomas surveyed with George Washington)
Elizabeth Carney born 4/30/1754 in Va. died 10/22/1830 Anderson Co. TN
      Children
o Thomas Worthington b. 5/8/1775 d 8/14/1840
      married Catherine Kuykendall
o Samuel Worthington b. 8/1/1776 d. 2/2/1858
      married Mary Murphy in 1800 children: 12.
      Moved to Bledsoe Co. TN @ 1804-7 children: 12
o James Worthington b. 7/11/1779 d. 11/13/1813 at Fort Struther, AL
      married Lettice Tunnell in Feb 1792 children: 6
o Elizabeth Worthington b. 10/1/1781 d. 1862 at Robertsville, TN
      married Col. William B. Tunnell (11-14/1777-6/14/1861) Children: 8
o Nancy Ann Worthington (twin) b. 6/10/1784 d. after 1826
      married John Tunnellin 1800 children: 12
o Sarah Worthington (twin) b. 6/10/1784 d. 12-16-1873
      married Reuban Brown (5/18/1781-10/ /1850) children: 9
o Margaret (Peggy) Worthington b. 10/26/1786 d. 1/8/1827 in childbirth.
      Married James Roberson (11/11/1784-7/31/1852 children: 11
o William Worthington b.3/1/1789 d. 5/2/1830 had son by Margaret Brown
      (John Kelly b. 10/24/1814 petitioned State of Tennessee in 1825 to have birth
      legitimized and add last name of Worthington)
o Robert Gaston Worthington b. 3/17/1791 d. 4/10/1873
      married Francis Jacks (4/15/1791-10/05/1869)
o Jesse B. Worthington b. 4/22/1794 d. 3/3/1879
      married 1822 to Nancy M. Galbrath (11/16/1798 or 5/8/1795-10/29/1874) Children: 8
o Joseph Worthigton b. 1/22/1796 d. 9/10/1840
      married Susannah England

      vi. JAMES W. WORTHINGTON, SR., b. Bef. 1755, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. Aft. 1799, Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky; m. (1) ELIZABETH, Bef. 1788, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania; m. (2) ELIZABETH, Bef. 1788, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.
      vii. BENJAMIN WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1765.
      viii. JAMES WORTHINGTON, b. Bef. 1765, Frederick Co. Virginia; d. Abt. 1799.
      ix. ANDREW WORTHINGTON, b. Aft. 1765, Frederick Co. Virginia; d. Bef. 1830, Muhlenburg Co. Kentucky.

3. SAMUEL5 WORTHINGTON, JR (SAMUEL4, ROBERT (THE QUAKER)3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1721 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and died Abt. 1784 in Abbeville District, Berkley Co., South Carolina. He married (1) MARGARET RUTHERFORD. He married (2) MARGARET (MARTHA) EVANS.

Notes for SAMUEL WORTHINGTON, JR: [Kinship Report of Janet Goff Jenkins II.FTW]

[1430.ftw]

He died in Abbeville or Newberry (both being carved out of Berkley) Co., South Carolina.
His will is on file at Abbeville dated 20 April, 1781.
HIs wife Margaret is named in a lawsuit in 1760.
     
Children of SAMUEL WORTHINGTON and MARGARET RUTHERFORD are:
      i. MARY6 WORTHINGTON.
      ii. RACHEL WORTHINGTON, b. 1772.
      iii. ELIJAH T. WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1753.
     
Children of SAMUEL WORTHINGTON and MARGARET EVANS are:
      iv. MARY6 WORTHINGTON, m. SAMUEL COTE.
      v. ELIJAH T.WORTHINGTON, b. 1753; m. UNKNOWN DAVIS.
      vi. ROBERT WORTHINGTON, b. 1774; d. Bibb Co., Alabama.

4. ALICE/AILSE5 WORTHINGTON (SAMUEL4, ROBERT (THE QUAKER)3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Aft. 1718 in Chester Co. Pennsylvania, and died Abt. 1791 in Frederick Co. Virginia. She married (1) JAMES BODINGHAM Bef. 1747. He died May 03, 1748. She married (2) HENRY WALTON Abt. November 1747. He was born Abt. 1715.

Notes for ALICE/AILSE WORTHINGTON:
From: pjaz@pacbell.net (Pamela)
Reply-to: pjaz@pacbell.net
To: JJen1957@aol.com

Goodmorning Janet,

Looks like a good connection going on here from my perspective, to
my Walton line in Guilford and the Swaims and Polk too.
Yes these Polk do connect in the line of President James Knox Polk.
JAMES POLK, who marries MASSA SWAIM
has his line go back to
fa William and grandfather William Polk III Sir b. 1725, who has a
brother Ezekial.
Well, Ezekial is the grandfather of President Polk, through his son
Samuel.
This is easy enough to peruse on Familysearch.org-- William Polk III
Sir and Ezekial's parents were
WILLIAM POLK and MARGARET TAYLOR.

Now I am looking at these Swaims again who marry Polks, James Polk
to Massa and his daughter Nancy H Polk to Joshua Swaim.

I note( from my perspective) that Massa is the granddaughter of
Martha Worthington Swaim.

Massa's husband, James Polk is the grandfather to NANCY HUTCHINSON PETTY
SWINDELL who marries Lewis Harvey Swindell, the GREAT GRANDSON of ALICE
WORTHINGTON WALTON, sister to Martha Worthington Swaim.

Another way put, Martha Worthington Swaim's grandchild MASSA, marries
her sister Alice Worthington Walton's, ***gt grandchild's wife's***,
grandfather. WHEW!

ALICE WORTHINGTON WALTON
has a son John Walton
who has a daughter Alice Walton, marries John Swindell
they have a son Lewis Harvey Swindell b 1820
who marries ***Nancy Hutchinson Petty***

daughter of Margaret Polk
daughter of JAMES POLK who marries 2nd to MASSA SWAIM-daughter of John
Swaim and Elizabeth Vickery
GRAND DAUHTER of MARTHA WORTHINGTON SWAIM

Now if that isn't enough confusion, Margaret Polk Petty's sister Nancy
H. Polk marries Joshua Swaim, son of William Swaim and Elizabeth
Sherwood.

Please help me see this William in context to Martha Worthington Swaim.
I looked this morning at what you have sent in the past and see that
there are a lot of Sherwoods that marry into the Michael Swaim and Sally
Rigdon line-- OK, I need help finding which William Swaim marries
Elizabeth Sherwood. If anyone can tell me, YOU can.

Thanks Janet,
Love,
Pamela Service
6th gt grand daughter of Alice Worthington Walton

Just adding here, that Pat Schukneckt says that Henry Walton was the bondsman for their marriage. This must be the husband to Alice WORTHINGTON Walton( sister to Martha Worthington Swaim). At the time of this marriage, he was the only Henry Walton in our family, alive, and old enough to be a bondsman. The next were grandsons and gt grandsons.
Notes: Henry Walton is being researched by Pamela Service at pjaz@pacbell.net

Had 640 acres on Deep River in Guilford Co. North Carolina.
      More About HENRY WALTON and ALICE/AILSE WORTHINGTON: Marriage: Abt. November 1747
     
Children of ALICE/AILSE WORTHINGTON and HENRY WALTON are:
      i. NATHANIEL6 WALTON, b. Abt. 1764; m. REBECCA LOYD, 1785.
      ii. SARAH WALTON, m. THOMAS GOSSETT.
      iii. JOHN WALTON, d. Abt. 1803; m. ELIZABETH MORGAN.
      iv. ELIZABETH WALTON, m. ROBERT GALBREATH.

5. SARAH5 WORTHINGTON (SAMUEL4, ROBERT (THE QUAKER)3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Aft. 1718 in Chester Co. Pennsylvania, and died Abt. 1747 in Frederick Co. Virginia. She married ROBERT HAYES.
Source: pjaz@pacbell.net(Pamela Service)

The research I work with, all says that Samuel Worthington and Sarah Simcock were Martha Worthington's parents who married Michael Swaim. She is named in her sister Sarah Worthington Hayes Will @1747 Virginia and appears there to be the sister to my Alice Worthington aka Else Bodingham, a year or so later to be Walton. Both surviving sisters go to Guilford/Randolph Co. area of North Carolina.

I think that Abigail Branson is supposed to be Borden, ie., Jacob Worthington married Abigail Borden, and their daughter Rachel Worthington, Martha and Alice's 1st cousin, married, 1761, to William Coltrane.

I have not come across a researcher who has Abigail Branson, although Branson becomes a popular name on the sides of William Coltrane and my Alice Walton.

The above Pamela Service is the 6th gt grandaughter of Alice Worthington Walton who is the sister of my Martha Worthington Swaim.
     
Child of SARAH WORTHINGTON and ROBERT HAYES is:
      i. JOSEPH HAYS6 HAYES.

6. SAMUEL5 WORTHINGTON,JR. (SAMUEL4, ROBERT (THE QUAKER)3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1721 in Chester Co. Pennsylvania, and died 1784 in Newberry District or Abbeville District, Berkley Co. South Carolina. He married MARGARET RUTHERFORD Bef. 1760 in Virginia.
Another source said that he was married to Margaret (Martha) Evans.
Children of SAMUEL WORTHINGTON and MARGARET RUTHERFORD are:
      i. BENJAMIN6 WORTHINGTON, b. Virginia; d. 1853, Jefferson Co., Alabama.
      ii. JOHN WORTHINGTON, b. January 02, 1759, Virginia; d. February 15, 1827, Newberry Co. South Carolina; m. ELIZABETH DAVIS, Bef. 1790.

From the Annuals of Newberry: John Worthington, Sr., quiet, oral, inoffensive and industrious; few men deserve more as a parent and a neighbor. From 1804 to 1808, he far exceeded any man I know in the quanity of bottomland which he raised in proportation to the number of hands he employed. Wealth flowed in upon him, and at his death probably in 1826 or 1927, he still had, after providing for his large family who had previously married, a very considerable sum.
His farm was located on Beaver Dam Creek near the Saluda River in Newberry Co..
The Will of John Worthington, Sr. is in the Newberry Court House proved March 19, 1827 and settled 1835.

      iii. MARTHA WORTHINGTON.
      iv. MARY WORTHINGTON.
      v. RACHEL WORTHINGTON.
      vi. ROBERT WORTHINGTON.
      vii. ELIJAH T. WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1753.
      viii. JOHN WORTHINGTON,SR., b. Abt. 1759; d. 1826, `; m. ELIZABETH DAVIS.
      ix. SARAH WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1770.
      x. BENJAMIN WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1771; d. May 13, 1853, Birmingham, Alabama; m. (2) JUDAH STEADMAN; m. (3) JUDITH STEADHAM; b. September 15, 1774; d. December 05, 1856, Birmingham, Alabama.
      xi. RUBIN WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1774.
      xii. SAMUEL WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1775.

7. MARTHA (MARTHEY)5 WORTHINGTON (SAMUEL4, ROBERT (THE QUAKER)3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Bet. 1725 - 1727 in Orange Co., Virginia or Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and died Bet. 1798 - 1806 in Center Friends Community, Guilford, North Carolina, 18 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina. She married MICHAEL ANTHONY SWAIM Bet. 1745 - 1746 in Frederick City, Virginia, Frederick Co. Virginia/Now Jefferson Co. West Virginia, son of WILLEM SWAIM and MARIA/MARY LARZELERE. He was born October 18, 1715 in Staten Island , New York, Richmond New York; Dutch Reformed Church, Staten Island, and died 1795 in Center Friends Community, Guilford Co., North Carolina, 18 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Notes for MARTHA (MARTHEY) WORTHINGTON: 5TH GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF JANET GOFF JENKINS


Source: Dolores Evans Cook

That Martha Worthington was born in Orange Co., Virginia

Source: From the Benjamin Sherwood Papers, Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

That Martha Worthington died after 1805 in Guilford Co., North Carolina

Source: From the Benjamin Sherwood Papers, Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

That Martha Worthington was the wife of Michael Swaim, Sr.
Also the fact that Michael Swaim, Sr. was a preacher.

Source: Dolores Evans Cook

Issued the fact that Martha Worthington was the second wife of Michael Swaim, Sr.

Source: rworthington@att.net (H. R. Worthington) States that Martha Worthington was born 1718 and not the 1727 which I have.

Source: Pat Schuknecht at rws@iland.net from Swaim GenForum Newsgroup

The Benjamin Sherwood letter on file at Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham. North Carolina in the Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick file (see the copy of part of the letter in the notes of Benjamin Sherwood) it states that "Your grandfather father name was Michael Swaim and his father Ithink was thesame, though I have no record there of, his mother name was MARTHA WORTHINGTON."

Source: From Robert Worthington, <rworth@mediaone.net>

I have Martha Worthington, born aft 1718, Chester
Cnty, PA as a daughter of Samuel Worthington Jr. (1687-1739) and wife, sarah
Simcock (1696-aft1742/7). The only other info I have for Martha is she was
married to Sweam (Swen) ? what ever this is.
The sources for my info: Worthington Desc. News Letter, vol 3, No. 2,
page 8, Jan 1985; Mrs. Ralph Della-Volpe, Millbrook, N.Y.; Mrs William J.
Dolinate, Santa Barbara, CA; Maris Family in the U.S. by George L. & Jane M.
Maris: Immigration of the Irish Quakers in Penn. by Albert Cook Myers, 1969,
page 303; Worthington Family of Florida by Eloise J. Rogers, 1972. I hope
this helps in your query. Bob Worthington



Notes for MICHAEL ANTHONY SWAIM: 5TH GREAT GRANDFATHER OF JANET GOFF JENKINS

Michael Swaim married Martha Worthington. This family also went to Rowan Co. North Carolina in the 1750s and settled about 15 miles further east than John and Charity Teague Swaim. . They settled in the area of Center Community in present day Guilford Co. North Carolina about 18 miles south of present day Greensboro, North Carolina.

There are only four known children of Michael and Martha. It is very likely that there are more. Until recently, only three children were known: William (1746), John (1748) and Michael (c. 1753). Recently another son, Moses, has been found. Moses left North Carolina about 1789 and went to Kentucky and on to Athens Co., Ohio(which later became Vinton Co. Ohio) in 1809.

There was an Alexander Swaim with Moses in Kentucky who may have also been another son. No daughters have ever been identified for Michael but it is very likely there were some.

Source: Lloyd Swaim
Shown on tax list for RowanCounty, North Carolina in 1761. May have arrived with family from Virginia in the winter of 1751.

John Swaim and Michael Swaim went to Rowan Co. North Carolina in the 1750s.

The survey of John's land grant took place in 1750 and he sold it and migrated to North Carolina in the following year of 1751. We also have to state that the indications are that Michael preceded John to North Carolina and this took place at some point in 1750-1751, prior to John having sold his land.


MOSES SWAIM'S PARENTS: Since it is definitely known that Moses Swaim's son, Michael, was born in Salisbury District, Guilford Co. North Carolina on December 3, 1788 from both census records and other documentation from his descendants, Moses' parents would have to be Michael and Marthey Worthington Swaim. [NOTE: This genealogical hypothesis is held by many researchers but also questioned by others. Concrete documentation on the parents of Moses Swaim has not as yet been found]. It was in Rowan Co. North Carolina where Michael (1715) settled in the 1750s when he and his family migrated from Frederick Co. Virginia to Rowan Co. North Carolina. His widow Marthey Worthington and his sons William and Michael were living there in the 1790 census. His son, John, settled at present day Level Cross, North Carolina near his wife's father, Marmaduke Vickrey. Guilford Co. North Carolina was formed from Rowan and Orange Counties in 1771.

The only other possibility being that he was the son of John Swaim and Charity Teague (Michael's brother). He cannot be their son since their son, Moses Swaim, was born in 1759, and his descendants are well documented in Swaim-Tysen History, pages 284-300. " Also, John sold his original land grant in 1771 located in present day Guilford-Davidson Co., North Carolina border and moved farther west with his family to Elkin, North Carolina area. "

Swaim tradition coming from the Dutch at that time was to name the two eldest sons for the son's grandparents. Moses followed this tradition and named his eldest son, Michael, for his father Michael (1715). Only three children have ever been established for Michael and Marthey Worthington, William (1746), John (1748) and Michael (c. 1753). It is very unlikely they only had three sons. Arnett in her book, William Swaim, Fighting Editor, quotes Scott as saying Michael raised a large family. They probably also had a son Alexander who was with Moses in Kentucky in 1796.

Moses probably married the first time around 1785 and was probably born around 1760.[NOTE: I have seen where other researchers have put his birth date at around 1744] Michael (1715) would have been 45years old in 1760.

SOURCE: Jesse Swaim who obtained the information from the Benjamin Sherwood Letters in the Benjamin Sherwood/Hedrick file at Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham North Carolina

The middle name "Anthony" was added from the records of David Moose, Jamestown, North Carolina obtained in October of 1999.

Baptism: October 18, 1715, Staten Island, New York, Baptist Church

Michael migrated from Charlestown, Virginia, now West Virginia, to Rowan Co. North Carolina, now Guilford Co.) in probably 1751. Settled in Center Friends Community. Martha, the daughter of Samuel Worthington a Quaker and Sara Simcock. Samuel Worthington migrated from England by way of Ireland then to Salem , New Jersey in 1712. His father and rest of the family followed a year later.

From: Fbtrujillo@gateway.net
To: JJen1957

Janet,
I would like to help you but from you data I can't. You see many of us who are directly from John Swaim Jr. and Elibabeth (Vickrey) Swaim do not agree with the data that you have as we know we are from John and Charity (Teague) Swaim's line and not from his brother Michael and Martha (Worthington) Swaim's line. That we are from the Van Pelts and not Barentsens. In my case I am triple related to the Swaims, Vickrey's and Teagues. I was not going to say anything and just not answer but that seemed unfair (I know some has done that already) most of us don't care to argue the fact we get pretty upset at the some of the information being put out. You see we have our facts and if they had theirs they would not have to say we assume and people could find their ancestors as we have all found ours. I go back to England with the Vickreys and Teagues and to Holland on the Swaim side. Swaim is a American name and did not come from Holland it was originated in Staten Island. I don't think you will find your Moses where you are looking he is from another line. You should believe what you feel is correct. I feel I at least needed to let you know there is another belief and we feel we have our facts. First of all Michael and Martha never had a John or a Moses and Michael did not go to
KY in 1789 with anyone, he was 74 years old by then. He died in Guilford Co. at one of his son's places in the Polecat Creek area. His wife Martha who was a Baptist Evanglist has several old letters written about her and there is data to be found about her. She was in the 1790 Census in Guilford Co. She died 1798 at William's house.
Michael and Martha had 9 live children.
There is proof of all this in Guilford Co records. Papers at Durham College about Martha
written by a descendent out of their son Michael who m. Sarah Rigdon. Their son William had a son Moses called bad Moses who left NC but he was not b. till 1791.
I truly do wish you luck in finding your Moses.
Barbara

Children of MARTHA WORTHINGTON and MICHAEL SWAIM are:
      i. WILLIAM6 SWAIM, b. Abt. 1746, Frederick Co. Virginia; d. Bet. 1811 - 1814, Guilford Co., North Carolina; m. CHARITY VICKREY, Abt. 1772, Virginia; b. May 11, 1747, Randolf Co., North Carolina; d. August 16, 1837, Guilford Co. North Carolina.

Notes for WILLIAM SWAIM:
William Swaim (1746) married Charity Vickrey and lived in southern Guiford Co., North Carolina. William Swaim, famous editor of Greensboro Patriot and his grandson , William Sidney Porter (O. HENRY) descend from this couple. Governor Eagle of Arkansas also was a descendant. There are some descendants of this couple still living in the area of Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina. Descendants from this family also scattered throughout the United States Eula Swaim Coggins, High Point, North Carolina and Dr. Frank Swaim, Rockville, Indiana are descendants.


Source: Sidney Swaim Robins in answer to the question regarding William and Charity Swaim's children: Sidney S. Riobins, 8319 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, Florida

November 20, 1971

Dear Cousin,
Your question about the family of William and Charity Vickrey Swaim.

No dates at all. The list of children my brother, Henry M. took down in his office from his old Aunt Bunyan Lambert's grandmother is precisely as follows, and it is all I know about the matter. She may have omitted somebody.

John-Died single
William-Married and went West
Charity-Married John Green in Guilford Co.
Betsy-Died single
Massah-Married John Polk and old man when she married him.
Patsy-Married a Beeson
Moses-Married Naomi and went West
Marmaduke

Michael-1. Married Christian Stone and died near old homestead
2. Lived in Guilford.
      More: The two notes are contradictory and indicate that her memory was not too sharp on it. Marmaduke's children are listed on another page.

Regards, Sidney Robins.

Source: Letter written by Francine Swaim and husband D. Cletus Swaim

Liberty, North Carolina April 2, 1975

Dear Jesse

We were pleased to hear from you and find someone on our branch of the Swaim family interested enough to be searching with us, and more so to hear that you are interested in more than just your diret line. It is so hard to find anyone around here to share in our endeavors.

We have quite a collection to show you for our three years work on the family. We have uncovered more on the John Swaim and Elizabeth Vickrey Swaim family than on our own, mostly because someone who left here and went to Indiana got to working to get into the DAR. We still have not decided where it all began for us. We've found four different stories of the origin of the Swaims in America, which makes it all confusing.

As far as we have determined, we came from a William (and there were many of that name) Swaim who married Charity Vickrey. The Vickreys were from Randolph Co. and we know that Charity was a sister of the Elizabeth who married John Swaim in Randolph Co.. Some say John and William were brothers, others say they were cousins but we haven't determined which. Any way you count; the descendants of the two families were first cousins through their mothers, so if you trace either family they will connect in the late 1700s.

(Remainder of letter not copied.)

The letter above and the notes listed below were written by Francine Swaim of Liberty, North Carolina in 1975 and sent to me (Jesse Swaim)

After Michael Swaim died, his widow married William Swaim from the John and Elizabeth Vickrey Swaim family. They have been traced through census and Wills.

We have connected William Jeremiah and Moses thru correspondence with their descendants in Alabama and Texas. We could be mistaken, but Moses sold off land from the William and Charity grant so we feel he has to belong with ours. Michael's daughter Charity married an Eagle whose son became governor of Arkansas. The Representative Flowers of Alabama who helped with the impeachment proceedings last year is one of Moses Swaim's decendants.

We lost Charity Swaim Green and Naomi Swaim Morgan, can't find them, think they may have gone to Indiana.

Moses Swaim sold his land to Fields and Fields still own a lot of the land around the Clamix, Guilford Co. area.

We feel that William and Charity must be buried at Timber Ridge. Her brother Christopher Vickrey was the preacher there and he is there, as is Marmaduke . Timber Ridge went under and Bethlehem, Guilford Co. was established from it .
      ii. JOHN SWAIM,SR., b. April 26, 1748, Frederick Co. Virginia; d. January 16, 1827, Level Cross, Randolph Co. North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH VICKREY, May 19, 1767, Randolph Co. North Carolina; Was Rowan Co. N.C. or Guilford Co. Virginia as per Latter Day Saints; b. May 11, 1750, Augusta, Frederick Co. Virginia; d. September 03, 1833, Level Cross, Randolph Co. North Carolina.

Notes for JOHN SWAIM,SR.: I received the following info From: jclarke@gcfn.org (John R Clarke)
To: jjen1957@aol.com

Hi Janet,
"Saw your posting on John Swaim-Eliz. Vickery. If you get any response it
will be interestinng. The reason you get two claims for John's parentage
is there is no firm proof either way. So different people believe what
they want.
It really goes back to the confushion between my John Swaim(c1758-p1832)
of Wilkes Co., NC and your John (1748-1827) of Randolph Co., Early researcher
mixed the two together listing some children from both families. You can
check early DAR records on that.
Some of both lines now claim their John is the son of John & Charity Teague
Swaim but no firm proof for either. There is circumstancial evidence on
both sides but actually NO real proof that john "Old Swim" even had a son
John. The only proven children of his are 1) Rachel m. Abraham inniard/Enyard
marriage bond in rowan co.,nc list John as her father as she was underage.
2) William of Stokes(now Forseyth Co) whom John deeded his land on Fax KNobb
in Surry(now Yadkinn) Co. in 1801 for Wm "maintianing me for life". That
deed also mentions land laid off for s-i-l Thomas Turner(said to have married
daughter Charity Swaim but deed doesn't mention daughters name). So those
3 are provable. Circumstancially Micheal & Moses Swaim both were granted
adjoining land grants on Fox KNobb in 1789 with John Swaim are presumed sons.
Wm sold the land John gave him to Micheal but doesn't call him brother in
deed.Moses sold his land to Micheal before moving to Alabama c. 1824.
Other claimed for this family are Solomon D. Swaim (tho only documentation
on his is reference by Baptist that he was made a minister c. 1774. Early
researcher also listed a daughter Elizabeth m. Abraham Transou but that
appears to be bogus. Transous were Moravian and several Transou lineage
with Abraham in them list no wife Elizabeth (Swaim or not).
Everyone seems to assume he "old Swim"(c1719-pasr1801) is the father of
either your John or mine, but to my knowledge no one has ever provided
real proof of same."
Regards
John
jclarke
257 Cottswold Dr
Delaware, OH 43015

Source: fhswaim@yahoo.com being Francine Swaim who has seen the John Swaim and Elizabeth Vickrey Bible and made notation of their daughter Massah marrying Daniel Robins. Here is the information: Massah Swaim b. July 15, 1768, died March 23, 1846, married Daniel Robins December 1, 1790.

Was a farmer

John Swaim, son of Michael 1715-1790, also went to Iowa in the 1850, maybe at the same time as Barbara Swaim and Eli Vanderford.

John Swaim and Elizabeth Vickrey were married in 1767 and settled on 200 acres of land located close to Marmaduke Vickrey in northern Randolph Co., North Carolina along Deep River. Their homeplace is still standing but is about gone. The house is unoccupied and in very bad shape.

John and Elizabeth Vickrey had eleven children: All grew to adulthood and married. This was very unusual for that time. Their children in order of birth: A. Massah Swaim Robins (1768) B. William Swaim (1770) C. Joshua Swaim (1772) D. Christopher Swaim (1774) E. John Swaim (1777) E. Elizabeth Swaim Swearingen (1779) F. Ashly Swaim (1782) G. Marmaduke Swaim (1784) H. Charity Swaim Laughlin (1786) I. Moses Swaim (1788) and J. Michael Swaim (1791)

According to a story as related by his grandson, Lyndon Swaim, John was a farmer in Randolph Co. and was a friend and hunting companion of DANIEL BOONE.

THE TIMBER RIDGE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY IS LOCATED IN RANDOLPH Co., NOT FAR FROM THE GUILFORD Co. LINE. THIS PROPERTY WAS GIVEN TO THE CHURCH ABOUT 1803 BY CHRISTOPHER VICKREY AND THE SURROUNDING FARM IS OWNED BY A DESCENDANT, DICK VICKREY.

Note: The Swaim Bible records were in the possession of this John Swaim which was given to his grandson, Lyndon Swaim, who was born Dec. 15, 1812.

Source: Letter from Francine and Cletis Swaim

John Swaim, Jr.'s will was found in the Greensboro Library willing his all to his son Moses and his grandchildren as listed in the Yoder Papers down as far as were born at that time. He was definitely John, Jr. We found a Land Grant recorded in the State Land Grant Office dated 1798 to John Swaim, Jr. giving one of the boundaries on John Swaim, Sr.'s line. It was in Randolph Co. on the waters of Deep River, where he was known to live with his wife Elizabeth Vickrey and his 11 children.

Source: Bible was left by John Swaim in his Will to his grandson, Lyndon Swaim.

Moses Swaim and Adah Swindell were married February 13, 1812.

Lyndon Swaim born December 15, 1812
Priscilla Swaim born July 30, 1814
Mahala Swaim born April 5, 1816
Eliza Swaim born March 5, 1818
Polly Swaim born March 10, 1820
John Milton Swaim born January 26, 1822
David W. Swaim born February 21, 1824, died October 3, 1837
Marmaduke C. Swaim born February 23, 1826
Benjamin F. Swaim born January 10, 1828
Bartlett Y. Swaim born January 10, 1830, died June 4, 1845
Henry Swaim Born May 19, 1832

John Swaim married to Elizabeth Vickrey on May the 19th 1767
William Swaim married to Elisabeth Shearwood on December 17, 1789
Massah Swaim married to Daniel Robins on December the 1st 1790. Christopher Swaim married to Sarah Hines on September the 28th, 1794
Joshua Swaim married to Sarah Eliott on april the 23rd 1795
Elizabeth Swaim married to George Swearingen on July the 30, 1801
Ashly Swaim married to Sarah Waldon on August the 12, 1802
John Swaim Junior married to Mary Laughlen on April the 19th 1804
Charity Swaim married to James Laughlen on January the 16th 1806
Marmaduke Swaim married to Jeanet Laurance onFebruary the 4th 1806
Michael Swaim married to Susan Hinshaw on December 1, 1811
Moses Swaim married to Adah Sindell February 13, 1812

Signed Notary in and for Tarrant Co. Texas, My commission on June 1, 1977.
Parents-John Swaim, born April the 26th 1748-Died January 16, 1827
Elizabeth Swaim born May 11, 1750-Died September 3, 1833

The above children:

Massah Swaim, born July 15, 1768-Died March 23, 1846
William Swaim, born March 10, 1770-Died June 1850
Joshua Swaim, born April 5, 1772. Christopher Swaim born December 24, 1774
John Swaim, Jr. born May 15, 1777
Elizabeth Swaim born August 27, 1779
Ashly Swaim born February 25, 1782
Marmaduke Swaim born February 23, 1784-Died December 26, 1822
Charity Swaim born August 1, 1786
Moses Swaim born December 31, 1788-Died april 25, 1870
Michael Swaim born February 10, 1791
Ada Swindell of Hyde, North Carolina, wife of Moses Swaim born?

Lyndon Swaim (son of Moses) was married to Abiah Swaim (Late Shirley) on the 3rd of November 1842

Their child:
Emma Swaim was born September 21, 1843-Died June 18, 1845

Abiah Swaim Died January 1858

Lyndon Swaim and Isabella Logan were married October 25, 1859

Their Children:

Mary Lindsey Swaim born August 26, 1860-Died august 13, 1928
Ada Swaim born april 7, 1863-Died December 14, 1907
Logan Swaim born August 17, 1865
Isabella Swaim born June 23, 1868
Lydon Swaim -Died March 26, 1893
Mrs. Isabella Logan Swaim -Died February 9, 1900
Ben Swaim born August 11, 1888
Married June 30, 1917 to Lucille Annette Wilms

His Children:
Ada Ellen Swaim born May 15, 1918, Ada married Jack Pitman on May 30, 1937
Rebecca Laura Swaim born February 4, 1920
Eugene Ben Swaim born March 25, 1923
Ira Marvin Swaim born December 29, 1926, the owner of the Bible July 1976

More About JOHN SWAIM,SR.:
Burial: Buried Timber Ridge Cemetery, Randolph Co. North Carolina;abandoned at Level Cross
      More About ELIZABETH VICKREY:
Burial: Buried Timber Ridge Cemetery, Randolph Co. North Carolina;abandoned at Level Cross
      More About JOHN SWAIM and ELIZABETH VICKREY:
Marriage: May 19, 1767, Randolph Co. North Carolina; Was Rowan Co. N.C. or Guilford Co. Virginia as per Latter Day Saints

      iii. MICHAEL SWAIM, b. Bet. 1752 - 1754, Guilford Co., North Carolina; d. 1804, Guilford Co., North Carolina; m. SARAH "SALLY" RIGDON, July 24, 1775, Guilford Co. North Carolina.

Notes for MICHAEL SWAIM: Original letter in Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick file. One page of a four page letter by Benjamin Sherwood, 9 Feb 1856.
"Beloved Grandchildren" Marion Co., Iowa, page 4---1, February 9, 1856. Your grandmother Sherwood maiden name was Sally Swaim, her mothers maiden name was Sally Rigdon or Riggdon. Your grandfather father name was Michael Swaim an his father I think was the same, though I have no record there of, his mother name was Martha Worthington. Father Swaim died when I was a small boy- I recollect seeing him once. Mother Swaim married Samuel Trogdon a few months before I married. She and her husband are both dead. Grandmother Martha Swaim died some years after I had a family. She was a good woman and I think probably, the best female preacher that I ever heard her husband died before I was born. All the Swaim that I have mentioned were Baptists, except mother-in-law, she was a Presbyterian. We are in only moderately good heatlh.
P.S. February 10th the cold is intense. Respectfully
B. Sherwood
Mary Sherwood

Can't read the rest in left corner of page, looks like "B>Land MC Hedrick, New York City, If you write letters direct particular number an to when you write again. This was the end of letter. Note: This letter was from Benjamin Sherwood and 2nd wife Mary Shelton widow of John Shelton. Benjamin divorced Sally Swaim, Oct 1841 and Married Mary Shelton 4 Jan 1848. Son tells of death of father as Jan 1867. Benjamin Sherwood and Sally Swaim had 13 children. "The Sherwood Story" came out in the "THE GUILFORD GENEALOGIST BY THE GUILFORD Co. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF NC, Vol. 18, No. 3, Spring 1991 Number 53. Sally Swaim parents are Michael Swaim and Sally Rigdon/Riggdon, they where married 24 Jul 1775, Guilford Co, NC. I have copy of marriage bond. I'm sure this will help Regan Butler. Keep up the good work, I always like to see your notes. PAT



Re: Swaim, Sally b. 1787 Guilford, NC Regan Butler 6/09/99 (2)

Notes for SARAH "SALLY" RIGDON: It had been reported that Michael's wife was Sally Worthington but the following information proves that her name was Sarah Ridgon: Letters written by Benjamin Sherwood, her son in law, from Marion Co., Iowa (Feb. 9, 1858, Nov. 26., 1859, Septe3mber 21, 1862, and February 24, 1863) lists her as Sally Ridgon of Irish descent. This information is from The Guilford Genealogist.

      iv. MOSES SWAIM, b. Abt. 1762, Center Friends Community, Guilford Co., North Carolina, 18 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1819, Swan Township,(only two properties away from son, Michael) Athens Co. Ohio; m. (1) UNKNOWN, Abt. 1785, North Carolina; m. (2) CATY BERRY, September 27, 1796, Clarke Co., Kentucky(later became Montgomery Co.Ky.)or Carroll Co.Ky.; b. Bet. 1760 - 1770, Mason Co. Kentucky?.

Notes for MOSES SWAIM: 4TH GREAT GRANDFATHER OF JANET GOFF JENKINS

MOSES SWAIM'S PARENTS: Since it is definitely(?) known that Moses Swaim's son, Michael, was born in Salisbury District, Guilford Co. North Carolina on December 3, 1788 from both census records and other documentation from his descendants, Moses' parents would have to be Michael and Marthey Worthington Swaim. [NOTE: This genealogical hypothesis is held by many researchers but also questioned by others. Concrete documentation on the parents of Moses Swaim has not as yet been found] It was in Rowan Co. North Carolina where Michael (1715) settled in the 1750s when he and his family migrated from Frederick Co. Virginia to Rowan Co. North Carolina. His widow Marthey Worthington and his sons William and Michael were living there in the 1790 census. His son, John, settled at present day Level Cross, North Carolina near his wife's father, Marmaduke Vickrey. Guilford Co. North Carolina was formed from Rowan and Orange Counties in 1771.

The only other possibility being that he was the son of John Swaim and Charity Teague (Michael's brother). He cannot be their son since their son, Moses Swaim, was born in 1759, and his descendants are well documented in Swaim-Tysen History, pages 284-300. " Also, John sold his original land grant in 1771 located in present day Guilford-Davidson Co., North Carolina border and moved farther west with his family to Elkin, North Carolina area. "

Swaim tradition coming from the Dutch at that time was to name the two eldest sons for the son's grandparents. Moses followed this tradition and named his eldest son, Michael, for his father Michael (1715). Only three children have ever been established for Michael and Marthey Worthington, William (1746), John (1748) and Michael (c. 1753). It is very unlikely they only had three sons. Arnett in her book, William Swaim, Fighting Editor, quotes Scott as saying Michael raised a large family.

A large group of Swaims have lived in the area of Athens Co. Ohio since 1809. Moses Swaim came to Athens Co. in about 1809. This group was completely left out of the" Swaim-Tysen Family History" by Lloyd B. Swaim, Joseph Mullane and Marjorie Decker Johnson.

Descendants of this family group have been told that their Swaim ancestors went from New Jersey to North Carolina to Ohio by way of Kentucky. In the home built by John Milton Swaim, Sr. in New Marshfield, Ohio, Athens Co. Ohio, recently destroyed by fire, were a bed and a bench that the family had been told was brought to Ohio from North Carolina by the original Athens Co. settlers. (Moses Swaim).

P.S. This house was later owned by Ada Kennedy and her mother, Faye Swaim Kennedy who was the 8th grade teacher of Gene and Joy Goff Thomas and JanGoff and Larry Jenkins. I, Janet Jenkins, knew Ada personally.

Had bought 121 acres in Swan Township, Athens Co. but now in Vinton Co. Ohio in 1809. She also found that Michael Swaim owned land in Elk Township which bordered Swan two properties away from Moses Swaim. Estate records of Moses Swaim and found that he had died 1818/1819 leaving his estate to his minor children: Shusanna, John, William, Barbara and Else. The dates of these children came of age and claimed their inheritance. It should be noted that establishing birth dates from these dates gives some discrepancies in William and John's birth dates from the dates given on their tombstones. (The tombstone dates are probably more accurate than the dates as to when Moses Swaim's children would be of age (21) to receive their inheritance.)

MOSES SWAIM'S PARENTS: Since it is definitely known that Moses Swaim's son, Michael, was born in Salisbury District, Guilford Co. North Carolina on December 3, 1788 from both census records and other documentation from his descendants, Moses' parents would have to be Michael and Marthey Worthington Swaim. This is where Michael (1715) settled in the 1750s when he and his family migrated from Frederick Co. Virginia to Rowan Co. North Carolina. His widow Marthey Worthington and his sons William and Michael were living there in the 1790 census. His son, John, settled at present day Level Cross, North Carolina near his wife's father, Marmaduke Vickrey. Guilford Co. North Carolina was formed from Rowan and Orange Counties in 1771.

Moses Swaim would have been born in Guilford Co., North Carolina (Center Friends Community) around 1760 to Michael Swaim and Martha Worthington. It has been established that Moses' son, Michael, was born in Salisbury District in North Carolina in 1788. This would be Guilford Co., North Carolina. Michael gave his birthplace as North Carolina in each Federal Census. It was Swaim family tradition at that time period to name the two eldest sons for their grandparents also establishing Michael Swaim as Moses' father.

Moses Swaim probably left North Carolina about 1789 and migrated into Kentucky since he is not in Guilford Co. North Carolina Census of 1790, Whether his first wife was living at that time is unknown.

List of marriages 1793-1837 for Clarke Co. Kentucky Moses's second marriage. His marriage license was dated September 27, 1796. He married Cathy Berry. Part of Clarke Co. Kentucky later became Montgomery Co. Kentucky. Also found this same record in the Mormon files in Dayton, Ohio.

Moses Swaim paid taxes in Montgomery Co. Kentucy in 1794, 1797, and 1808. He and his family migrated to Athens Co. Ohio about 1809.

Living in Montgomery Co. Kentucky in 1797 were Moses, John and Alexander Swaim. It has not been determined who John and Alexander were. There is a possibility Alexander Swaim who was with Moses Swaim in Kentucky could have been his son by his first wife. Notice that Moses Swaim named one of his sons, John Alexander Swaim, by his second wife after the John and Alexander who were with Moses in Kentucky. Moses could have been born in the early 1750s.

There have been many Moses Swaims in the Swaim family. Moses Swaim then migrated into Athens Co. Ohio about 1809. This Moses purchased 160 acres of land in 1809 in Swan Township, Athens Co. Ohio which is now in Vinton Co. Ohio. Records of Montgomery Co. Kentucky show him there from 1794 to 1808. He obtained a license to marry Cathy Berry in Carroll Co. Kentucky on September of 1796.

Previous to 1794, Moses had lived in the Salisbury District of Guilford Co. North Carolina. His eldest son, Michael, was born in the Salisbury District Guilford Co., North Carolina on December 3, 1788. Therefore, he must have been married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown.

There is little doubt that this Moses Swaim was the son of Michael and Marthey Worthington Swaim.

Michael and Marthey Swaim settled in the Salisbury District, Guilford Co. NorthCarolina in the 1780s. Michael and his family had gone to present day Guilford Co. from Frederick Co. Virginia.

At the time of Michael's birth which was 1788; it was Swaim family tradition to name the eldest son for their grandfathers. Moses named his eldest son , Michael, for Moses' father. The only other possible parents for Moses are John Swaim and Charity Teague who had also gone to North Carolina in the 1750s. John Swaim and his wife Charity's son, Moses , has been identified and is not this Moses Swaim. They lived further about miles west of Michael.

The family's tie to North Carolina as we know now, were located in Athens Co. Ohio records.

Looking for original deeds in Athens Co, Ohio for Michael Swaim while doing so a deed was for 160 acres of land in Swan Township for Moses Swaim in 1809. This land was located two properties away from Michael Swaim in Elk Township. Moses Swaim had always appeared when searching for this family.

Checking the 1820 Athens Co. tax list Moses Swaim's property was listed as Moses Swaim heirs.

This estate record listed the minor heirs of Moses Swaim with the dates these children would be 21 years old inheriting their share of Moses Swaim's estate. Those minor children were: Shusanna Swaim, John Swaim, William Swaim, Barbara Swaim and Else Swaim .

This estate record made all the previous material collected on this family group fall into place.

From this estate record and the other material collected the following has been ancestrial history of this family group.

Moses Swaim was born in Guilford Co. North Carolina in the 1760-1765 likely time frame. He is no doubt the son of Michael of 1715 and Marthey Swaim. There were no other Swaims in Guilford Co. North Carolina for him to have been their son. Moses had known brothers of William of 1746, John of 1748, Michael of about 1753, and likely Alexander. These are the only children that have ever been established for Michael and Marthey. It is almost certain there are still missing children.

Moses Swaim married in Guilford Co. North Carolina around 1785, wife unknown and had a son, Michael Swaim born on December 3, 1788. There have been records found that Michael was born in Salisbury District, Guilford Co. Northe Carolina. He had a daughter Sarah who could have been born in 1786 or 1790-96. This daughter married Charles Camel in Athens Co. Ohio on November 29, 1811.

Moses and his family left Guilford Co. North Carolina before the 1790 census and after the birth of Michael. This would establish 1789 as the year of departure. Whether his first wife was still living at this time in unknown.

He next appears in Montgomery Co. Kentucky in 1794 paying taxes on his livestock and ___. In 1796, John Swaim and Alexander Swaim are on the Montgomery Co. Kentucky tax list. At the same time, there are descendants of Mathias Swaim of 1712 living in _____County, Kentucky. John , Alexander and Moses stayed together in Kentucky until 1808 when Moses disappeared from the tax list.

In September of 1796, Moses received a marriage license to marry Caty Berry in Clarke Co. Kentucky. This record has shown up in several places. A Swaim descendant has received a copy of this marriage license.

Moses Swaim, his second wife, Caty Berry, and his children: Michael, Sally, Katy, Susanna, John Alexander, William, Barbara and Else went to Swan Township Athens Co. Ohio in 1809. The family had previously lived in Montgomery Co., Kentucky. I t appears Moses, Michael, likely Sally and Moses' first wife went to Kentucky from Guilford Co. North Carolina about 1789. The eldest son Michael was born in the Salisbury District, Guilford Co. North Carolina on December 3, 1788. The 1790 Census for Guilford Co. North Carolina does not list Moses or his wife and son Michael.

Was this Moses Swaim born in 1744 or was it 1765?

Source: Hocking Co. Ohio-1825 Tax List copied by Janet Goff Jenkins at JJen1957@aol.com

1825 Lands, Moses Swaim and Heirs are listed. (Hocking Co. was formed in 1818 from parts of Athens, Ross and Fairfield Counties and part of Hocking Co. was taken to form Vinton Co. Ohio in 1850)

SOURCE: Probate Court, Athens Co. Ohio, Estate of Moses Swaim, May 24, 1828, H. Bartlett C., by A. B. Walker. Copied by Janet Goff Jenkins at JJen1957@aol.com

Received this fifth day of November 1819 Henry ONeill, administrator and ____________________of Moses Swaim. Received the full sum of $27.00 in full of my shair of the goods and chattles of the said Moses Swaim , my father-in-law in the name of my wife, Shusanah Swaim. Received by me this day, fifth day of November, 1819. Signed: William Wilkinson with Zion Wilkinson as the witness.

Received of Henry ONeill $37.00 and sixty cents it being my part of my father's , Moses Swaim's estate. Received by me this first day of April 1828. Signed Else Swaim.

July 5, 1828, Received of Henry ONeill, the full sum of $29.00 it being my part of the estate. Personal of my father, Moses Swaim. Pray this by me. Signed John Swaim with Thomas O'Neill as the witness.

Bill of Charges Expences that I, Henry ONeill, have against the heirs of Moses Swaim deceased as guardien.
Paid to Shusana Swaim November 5, 1819-------------------------------$27.00
Paid to John Swaim July 5, 1821---------------------------------------------- $29.00
Paid to William Swaim October 16, 1821------------------------------------$32.48
Barbra Swaim October 16, 1822 or 1828------------------------------------$32.48
Else Swaim December 15, 1827-------------------------------------------------$37.63
For my attending to courts in their name and being summond and all my other trouble I charge ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$15.48 this 21st day of May of 1828.
TOTAL---$174.07

October the 16th of 1824 received of Henry O'Neill our guardian the full sum of $32.48 it being our part in full of the property our father Moses Swaim deceased. Received by me Barbara Swaim with Nancy O'Neill as the witness.

Source: Natalie Cottrill

Moses SWAIM's heirs (nonresident) taxed in 1821 in Hardin Co., Ohio. Related?

TAX: 1795 Kentucky
Information from Tax Record: Jesse SWEM, Mason Co.

TAX: "Bourbon Co., Kentucky Taxpayers, 1787-1799," .
Information from Tax Record: 1795 - Alexander SWIM
John SWIM
Alexander SWIMM

TAX: Clark Co., Kentucky Tax Lists; 1793-1797 and 1799-1809; Family
History Library; MF 7930.
Information from Clark Co. Tax Lists:
1793 - No SWIM, SWAIM.
1794 - 17 Jun. Moses SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 6 horses, colts, mares &
mules; 13 cattle. Robert DOUGHERTY's list.
1795 - 24 May. Moses SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 7 horses and mules; 9
cattle. Joseph SMITH's list.
1796 - 25 Mar. Moses SWAIM; 1 white male > 21; 4 horses, mares; 8 cattle.
30 Mar. Alexander SWIM, 100 acres on Slate waterway, originally
listed under Jacob WIERS; 1 white male > 21; 1 horses,
mares; 4 cattle.
30 Mar. John SWIM, 1 white male > 21; 1 horse; 2 cattle.
Micajah HARRISON's list.
1797 - No SWIM, SWAIM.

TAX: Montgomery Co., Kentucky Tax Lists; 1797, 1799-1812; Family
History Library; MF 8168.
Information from Montgomery Co. Tax List:
1797 - 21 Jun. Alexander SWIN; 50 acres on Slate waterway, land
registered in names of OWING; 1 white male > 21; 1horse.
18 Aug. Moses SWIM; 23.5 acres on Slate waterway registered in
John SOMER's name; 1 white male > 21; 4 horses.
Micajah HARRISON's list.
1798 - No List.
1799 02 Jul. Alexander SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 1 horse.

02 Jul. John SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 1 horse.
08 Aug. Moses SWAIM; 1 white male > 21; 4 horses.
Jesse WOODRUFF's list.
1800 - 28 Apr. Alexander SWAIM; 50 acres; 1 white male > 21; 1 horse.
11 Jun. John SWAIM; 50 acres on Slate waterway; 1 white male >21;
2 horses.
Jesse WOODRUFF's list.
10 Jun. Moses SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 5 horses.
William ELLIS.
1801 - 28 Jun. Moses SWAIM; 1 white male > 21; 6 horses.
17 Jul. John SWAIM; 1 white male > 21; 2 horses.
22 Aug. Alexander SWAIM; 1 white male > 21; 1 horse.
1802 - 20 Aug. Alexander SWIM; 50 acres on Slate Creek registered in
names of MYERS and OWING; 1 white male > 21; 2 horses.
20 Aug. John SWIM; 50 acres on Slate Creek registered in names
of
MYERS and OWING; 1 white male > 21; 3 horses.
List 1.
10 Apr. Moses SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 7 horses.
List 2.
1803 - 10 Apr. Moses SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 7 horses.
List 1.
22 Jun. John SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 4 horses.
24 Jun. Alexander SWIM; 50 acres on Slate Creek registered in
name of OWINGS; 1 white male > 21; 3 horses.
List 2.
1804 - 24 Apr. Moses SWIMS; 162 acres on Slate registered in name of
FRENCH; 1 white male > 21; 1 white male 16-21; 11
horses
or mares.
List 1.
05 Apr. Alexdr. SWIM; 50 acres on S. Creek registered in name
of
John C. OWENS; 1 white male > 21; 4 horses.
05 Apr. John SWIM; 50 acres on S. Creek registered in name of
John
C. OWENS; 1 white male > 21; 4 horses.
List 2.
1805 - 29 Jul. John SWIM; 50 acres on Slate Creek registered in name
of
John OWINGS; 1 white male > 21; 5 horses.
Jesse WOODRUFF.
13 Jul. Moses SWIM; 1 white male > 21; 1 white male 16-21, 7
horses.
List 2.
1806 - 07 Apr. Moses SWIM; 160 acres on Slate registered in name of
James
FRENCH; 1 white male > 21; 1 white male 16-21; 4
horses.
List 1.
07 Apr. John SWIM; 50 acres on Slate registered in name of
OWINGS;
1 white male > 21; 4 horses.
List 2.
1807 - 21 Mar. John SWIM; 50 acres on Slate Creek registered in name
of
J. MYERS and J. C. OWINGS; 1 white male > 21; 5 horses.
List 2.
07 Apr. Moses SWIMS; 1 white male > 21; 1 white male 16-21; 8
horses.
List 2.
1808 - No SWIM, SWAIM on List 1.
24 Jun. John SWIMS; 1 white male > 21; 1 white male 16-21; 2
blacks > 16; 6 total blacks; 5 horses.
List 2.
1809 - No SWIM, SWAIM.
1810 - No SWIM, SWAIM.
1811 - No SWIM, SWAIM.

!TAX: 1800 Kentucky
Information from Tax Record:
John SWIM, Fleming Co.
Vinsant SWIM, Fleming Co.

So, I figure Moses had John and Alexander as brothers.

I haven't been able to prove much about Michael, b. 1715 kids yet. Maybe if
you have a chance, given the tax info. I gave above, you can try to track
down something on Michael. My time is so very, very limited on my own stuff
(perils of being a professional - no time for own family - literally). Hope
you are well and enjoy the above (if you don't already have it). I have
grave concerns about the Moses to Michael, b. 1715 link, so if you can prove
it, let me know. I have it as questionable.

Natalie Cottrill
PO Box 900188
Sandy, UT 84090-0188
(801) 699-9470
http://www.progenealogists.com/

Notes for CATY BERRY:
4TH GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF JANET GOFF JENKINS

Source: Birth: IGI of the Latter Day Saints has a Caty Berry(notice the spelling of "Caty" born 1760 in Mason Co. Kentucky and then the IGI has a Caty Berry marrying Moses Swaim in Clark Co. Kentucky so perhaps they are the same especially with the first name on both the birth and marriage as being "Caty". The IGI report said that Caty was born 1760 in Mason Co. Kentucky but the Gedcom below said that she was born in Virginia but notice that her brothers were found in Mason Co. Kentucky so she must have lived with them. The IGI shows her parents as being Thomas Berry and Frances Kedall but the Gedcom below gives Thomas Berry and Frances Kendall. The address of the Gedcom submitter is Edith Mae Rankin Johnson , 110 Turkey Creek Road, San Antonio, Texas 78231. The following may or may not be the ancestors of Caty Berry who married Moses Swaim. I copied it in case I need it later on.

Sources: Sources:
Title: World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1
Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Publication: Release date: August 22, 1996
Note: Customer pedigree.
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Family Archive CD
Page: Tree #1579
Text: Date of Import: Dec 23, 1999
Title: William Berry #1579.FTW
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Other
Text: Date of Import: Dec 23, 1999

Descendants of William BERRY

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 BERRY1 was born May 22, 1650 in St Paul's Parish, King George Co., Virginia, and died June 02, 1721 in Hanover, King George, Va. He married MARGARET DAUGHTY1 May 05, 1686 in Of, Stafford, King George, Virginia. She was born 1675 in , King George Co., Va, and died February 05, 1719/20 in Hanover Parish, King George, Virginia. Burial King George Co, Va

Children of WILLIAM BERRY and MARGARET DAUGHTY are:
      i. THOMAS2 BERRY1, b. Abt. 1687, Virginia; d. Bef. 1720, , King George, Virginia.
      More About THOMAS BERRY: Ancestral File Number: 1Z8H-JGK

      ii. ENOCH BERRY1, b. 1693, Of, St. Pauls, King George, Virginia; d. 1763, St. Pauls, King George, Virginia.
      iii. MARGARET BERRY1, b. Abt. 1696, Hanover, King George, Va.
      iv. ELIZABETH BERRY1, b. Abt. 1698, Hanover, King George, Va.
      v. JOSEPH BERRY1, b. Abt. 1698, Hampshire, Va; d. 1750, , King George, Virginia.
2. vi. JOSEPH SR. BERRY I, b. 1700, St Paul's Parish, King George Co., Virginia; d. November 1749, , Stafford, Va..
      vii. HENRY BERRY1, b. Abt. 1704, Occupation Creek, , Virginia; d. Bef. 1720, , , Virginia.
      viii. JAMES BERRY1, b. 1704, , King George, Va.
      ix. JOHN BERRY1, b. 1706, Berry Plains, King George, Va; d. 1720, , King George, Virginia.
      x. ENOCH BERRY1, b. 1708, , Hampshire, Va; d. 1763, Hanover Parish, King George Co., Virginia.
      xi. SARAH BERRY1, b. Abt. 1710, Occupation Creek, , Virginia; d. 1720, , King George, Virginia.
      xii. GEORGE BERRY1, b. 1710, , King George, Va.

Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH SR.2 BERRY I (WILLIAM1 BERRY)1 was born 1700 in St Paul's Parish, King George Co., Virginia, and died November 1749 in , Stafford, Va.. He married CATHARINE BURNBURY1 in Of, St. Paul's Par., Stafford, Virginia, daughter of THOMAS BURNBURY. She was born 1702 in King Geo, Co, Va..
Children of JOSEPH BERRY I and CATHARINE BURNBURY are:
      i. FRANCES3 BERRY1, b. November 11, 1721, St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., Virginia; d. Aft. 1750.
      More About FRANCES BERRY: Ancestral File Number: NM89-QT. Christening: November 11, 1721, St. Paul's Par., Stafford Co., Virginia

      ii. JOSEPH BERRY1, b. April 27, 1723, St. Pauls, Stffrd, Va; d. April 20, 1807, Winchester, Frederick, Va.
      More About JOSEPH BERRY: Ancestral File Number: 22HD-W2. Burial: 1806. Christening: St. Paul's Par., Stafford Co., Virginia

      iii. BENJAMIN BERRY1, b. August 16, 1724, St Paul's Parish, Stafford, Va; d. 1810, Berryville, Clarke Co., Virginia.
      Burial: 1810, Grace Episcopal, Berryville, Clarke Co., Virginia. Christening: St. Paul's Par., Stafford Co., Virginia

      iv. MARGARET BERRY1, b. October 16, 1724, Saint Pauls Par., Stafford, Virginia; d. October 16, 1724, Saint Pauls Par., Stafford, Virginia.
      v. MARGARET BERRY1, b. July 16, 1725, , Stafford, Va; d. July 16, 1725, , Stafford, Va.
      vi. MARGARET BERRY1, b. June 14, 1726, Saint Pauls Par., Stafford, Virginia.
      vii. REUBEN BERRY1, b. Abt. 1727, King George Co, Va.
      viii. WITHERS BERRY1, b. 1728, , Stafford, Virginia; d. Aft. 1749, , , Virginia.
      ix. REUBEN BERRY1, b. 1731, , King George, Va; d. Aft. 1771, King George Co, Va.
3. x. THOMAS BERRY, b. July 1733, Hanover Parish, King George Co., Virginia; d. December 18, 1818, "berry Plain", King George Co., Virginia.
      xi. FRANCIS BERRY1, b. Abt. 1734, , King George, Va.
      xii. BALDWIN BERRY1, b. Abt. 1737, Of, St. Paul's Par., Stafford, Virginia; d. 1791, , Mason, Ky.

Generation No. 3

3. THOMAS3 BERRY (JOSEPH SR.2 BERRY I, WILLIAM1 BERRY)1 was born July 1733 in Hanover Parish, King George Co., Virginia, and died December 18, 1818 in "berry Plain", King George Co., Virginia. Burial: 1818, , , Va. Christening: Hanover Parish. He married FRANCES ANN KENDALL1 1753 in Of, Berry Plain, Frederick, Virginia, daughter of SAMUEL KENDALL and ELIZABETH WOFFENDALE. She was born 1737 in , King George, Va., and died December 02, 1818 in "berry Plain, " Frederick Coun, Virginia. . B Children of THOMAS BERRY and FRANCES KENDALL are:
      i. MARGARET4 BERRY1, b. February 16, 1756, , Frederick Co., Va; d. , , Tx..
      ii. BETSY CALMES BERRY1, b. Abt. 1758, Frederick Co., Va.
      iii. NANCY ELIZABETH BERRY1, b. June 09, 1760, Dennis Mills, , La.
      iv. JOSEPH BERRY1, b. April 22, 1762, Of, Berry Plain, King George, Virginia; d. Of, Mason City, , Kentucky.
      v. JANE BERRY1, b. June 19, 1764, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. 1850, , Mason Co, Ky.
      vi. SALLIE BERRY1, b. Abt. 1766, Of, Berry Plain, King George Co., Virginia.
      vii. SAMUEL BERRY1, b. Abt. 1768, Of Berry Plain, King George Co., Virginia.
      viii. WILLIAM BERRY1, b. March 09, 1768, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. Bef. 1821.
      ix. CATY BERRY1, b. Abt. 1770, Of Berry Plain, King George Co., Virginia.
Endnotes

1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

ubj: Re: Caty Berry
Date: 11/6/00 6: 27: 05 AM Pacific Standard Time
From: ALCGRNJ
To: JJen1957

Hi there,

No, I haven't gotten anything more on that Berry family. I'm working on Caty's brother Thomas line. Interesting, in that he died in Mason, KY. I am missing most data on two generations; Samuel son of Thomas, and Benjamin Franklin son of Samuel.

Apparently, Thomas acquired VA land in what was to become KY and some of his descendants moved there. I didn't know that Caty did also.

This is my wife's family, so can't call you a distant cuz.

Hopefully, one of us will find out more.

Al Clarke
Harpswell, ME
      More About MOSES SWAIM and CATY BERRY: Marriage: September 27, 1796, Clarke Co., Kentucky(later became Montgomery Co.Ky.)or Carroll Co.Ky.
      v. REBECCA SWAIM.
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The material in this section was received from Janet Jenkins — JJen1957@aol.com


Descendants of Robert (The Quaker) Worthington, Sr.
Generation No. 1 1. ROBERT (THE QUAKER)3 WORTHINGTON,SR. (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1663 in Quarrel Bank, Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England, and died December 1735. Lived in Orange Co. Va.; died Patuxent, Ann Arundel Co., Maryland. He married (1) ALICE TAYLOR 1686 in Hite, Cheshire, England. She was born Abt. 1662 in Cheshire, England, and died Bet. 1722 - August 1729 in Salem Co., New Jersey or Philadelphia, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He married (2) MARY BURTIS Bet. June 13-July 30, 1729 in Burlington, New Jersey. She was born Abt. 1703, and died Abt. 1794. Children of ROBERT WORTHINGTON and ALICE TAYLOR are: 1. MARY WORTHINGTON. 2. SAMUEL WORTHINGTON, SR., b. December 31, 1687, Pownall Fee, Marley, Cheshire, England; d. Abt. 1739, Orange Co., Virginia (now West Virginia) or Delaware, Chester Co. Pennsylvania. 3. ROBERT WORTHINGTON,JR., b. March 25, 1689, Winsloe, Cheshire, England; d. Abt. 1719, Enroute from England dying young. 4 JOHN WORTHINGTON, b. February 08, 1692/93, Marley, Cheshire Co., England; d. Abt. 1719, Enroute from England. 5. JACOB WORTHINGTON, b. March 24, 1695/96, Ballingnehee, Kings Co., Ireland or Ballinakill, Westmeath, Ireland; d. 1748, Frederick Co., Virginia. 6. EPHIRAIM WORTHINGTON, b. December 11, 1697, Ballinakill, Co. Westmeath, Ireland; d. June 1727, Piles Grove, Salem Co. New Jersey. 7. ESTHER WORTHINGTON, b. December 15, 1702, Ballinakill, Co. Westmeath, Ireland; d. Aft. 1734, Frederick Co., Virginia. 8. MARTHA WORTHINGTON, b. December 24, 1704, Ballinakill, Westmeath Co., Ireland; d. Died Young in New Jersey. 9 ELIZA WORTHINGTON, b. October 12, 1706, Ballinakill, West Meath, Ireland. 10. EZRA WORTHINGTON, b. December 12, 1706, Ballinakill, Co. Westmeath, Ireland; d. Abt. 1715, Salem Co., New Jersey. 11. MARTHA WORTHINGTON, b. December 12, 1706, Ballinakill, Co. Westmeath, Ireland; d. Abt. 1714, New Jersey. 12. PHILLIP WORTHINGTON, b. June 08, 1708/09, Ballinakill or Dublin, Co. Westmeath, Ireland; d. May 09, 1709/10, Dublin, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. 13. RACHEL WORTHINGTON, b. September 27, 1710, Ballinakill, Co. Westmeath, Ireland; d. August 30, 1728, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. Pennsylvania. Children of ROBERT WORTHINGTON and MARY BURTIS are: 14. MARTHA4 WORTHINGTON, b. c 1730, Frederick, Orange Co. Virginia; d. Abt. 1756, Frederick Co., Virginia. 15 MARY WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1732, Frederick, Orange Co. Virginia; d. Bef. 1757, Virginia; m. SAMUEL BRITTAIN. 16. ROBERT WORTHINGTONJR. COLONEL, b. Abt. 1734, Orange, Frederick Co. Virginia; d. Abt. 1779, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia(West Virginia). 17. THOMAS WORTHINGTON. Generation No. 2 2. SAMUEL4 WORTHINGTON, SR. (ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 31, 1687 in Pownall Fee, Marley, Cheshire, England, and died Abt. 1739 in Orange Co., Virginia ( now West Virginia)or Delaware, Chester Co. Pennsylvania. He married SARAH SIMCOCK October 19, 1716 in New Jersey Meeting House, Salem, New Jersey, daughter of JACOB SIMCOCK and ALICE MARIS. She was born July 18, 1696 in Ripley Township, Chester Co. Pennsylvania or Ridley, Cheshire England, and died December 26, 1722 in Orange or Frederick Co., Virginia. Children of SAMUEL WORTHINGTON and SARAH SIMCOCK are: 1. MARY5 WORTHINGTON. 2. ROBERT "BOBBY" DOUNLAEN/DUBLEAN WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1717, Delaware Co. which is now Chester Co. , Pennsylvania; d. Abt. May 1788, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania; m. ANN MCCRACKEN, 1738, Orange, Frederick Co., Virginia; b. Bef. 1720; d. 1786, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. 3. SAMUEL WORTHINGTON, JR, b. Abt. 1721, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1784, Abbeville District, Berkley Co., South Carolina; m. (1) MARGARET RUTHERFORD; m. (2) MARGARET (MARTHA) EVANS. 4. ALICE/AILSE WORTHINGTON, b. Aft. 1718, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; d.Abt. 1791, Frederick Co., Virginia; m. (1) JAMES BODINGHAM, Bef. 1747; d. May 03, 1748; m. (2) HENRY WALTON, Abt. November 1747; b. Abt. 1715. 5. SARAH WORTHINGTON, b. Aft. 1718, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; d.Abt. 1747, Frederick Co. Virginia; m. ROBERT HAYES. 6. SAMUEL WORTHINGTON,JR., b. Abt. 1721, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; d.1784, Newberry District or Abbeville District, Berkley Co. South Carolina; m. MARGARET RUTHERFORD, Bef. 1760, Virginia. 7. MARTHA (MARTHEY) WORTHINGTON, b. Bet. 1725 - 1727, Orange Co., Virginia or Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d. Bet. 1798 - 1806, Center Friends Community, Guilford, North Carolina, 18 miles south of Greensboro, North Caolina; m. MICHAEL ANTHONY SWAIM, Bet. 1745 - 1746, Frederick City, Virginia, Frederick Co. Virginia/Now Jefferson Co. West Virginia; b. October 18, 1715, Staten Island , New York, Richmond New York; Dutch Reformed Church, Staten Island; d. 1795, Center Friends Community, Guilford Co., North Carolina, 18 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina. 3. ROBERT4 WORTHINGTON,JR. (ROBERT (THE QUAKER)3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 25, 1689 in Winsloe, Cheshire, England, and died Abt. 1719 in Enroute from England dying young. He married (1) RACHEL MASON/MEASON June 13, 1729 in BUrlington, New Jersey. Child of ROBERT WORTHINGTON and RACHEL MASON/MEASON is: i. ROBERT5 WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1730, Orange, Frederick Co., Virginia; d. Bef. August 17, 1779, Orange, Frederick Co., Virginia; m. MARGARET WORTHINGTON, Abt. 1753. 4. JACOB WORTHINGTON (ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 24, 1695/96 in Ballingnehee, Kings Co., Ireland or Ballinakill, Westmeath, Ireland, and died 1748 in Frederick Co., Virginia. He married (2) ABIGAIL BORDEN Abt. 1735 in Virginia, daughter of BENJAMIN BORDEN and ZERIAH WINTER. Children of JACOB WORTHINGTON are: 1. ESTHER WORTHINGTON, b. Bet. 1735 - 1748, Orange, Frederick Co. Virginia. 2. RACHEL WORTHINGTON. 3. ELIZABETH WORTHINGTON. Children of JACOB WORTHINGTON and ABIGAIL BORDEN are: 4. RACHEL5 WORTHINGTON, b. Bet. 1740 - 1744, Orange Co. Virginia; d. 1831, Edenton, Chowan Co. South Carolina or Randolph Co. North Carolina; m. WILLIAM COLTRANE, Bet. 1760 - 1761, Edenton, Chowah Co. South Carolina; b. Abt. 1736, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; d. November 17, 1835, Randolph Co. North Carolina. 5. EASTER WORTHINGTON, b. Bef. April 01, 1746. 5. EPHIRAIM WORTHINGTON (ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 11, 1697 in Ballinakill, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, and died June 1727 in Piles Grove, Salem Co. New Jersey. He married ELIZABETH BRICK September 26, 1722 in Salem Co., New Jersey, daughter of JOHN BRICK and HANNAH DAVIS. She was born Abt. 1704 in Cohansey, Salem Co., New Jersey, and died April 1761 in Salem Co. New Jersey. Children of EPHIRAIM WORTHINGTON and ELIZABETH BRICK are: 1. JOHN WORTHINGTON,SR., b. Bet. 1723 - 1730, Salem Co. New Jersey; d. March 23, 1810, Randolph Co. North Carolina; m. MARY BROOKS, Abt. 1750, Either Old Frederick Co. Virginia or in Old Orange Co. North Carolina; b. 1732; d. October 09, 1832, Guilford Co. North Carolina. 2. EPHRAIM WORTHINGTON,JR., b. Bet. 1723 - 1730; d. 1759; m. SARAH STITH, May 18, 1757. 3. ELIZABETH WORTHINGTON. 4. ESTHER WORTHINGTON. 5. RACHEL WORTHINGTON. 6. ESTHER WORTHINGTON (ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 15, 1702 in Ballinakill, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, and died Aft. 1734 in Frederick Co., Virginia. She married (1) ARTHUR BLACKBURN. He died November 1742 in Orange, Frederick Co. Virginia. She married (2) RENIER LOUDEN/LOWDEN January 30, 1719/20 in Salem New Jersey, Salem County, New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born in Ireland, and died April 14, 1730 in Salem Co. New Jersey. Marriage: January 30, 1719/20, Salem New Jersey, Salem Co., New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Children of ESTHER WORTHINGTON and RENIER LOUDEN/LOWDEN are: 1. ALICE LOUDEN, b. Aft. 1721. 2. ROBERT LOUDEN, b. Aft. 1721. 3. RACHEL LOUDEN, b. Aft. 1721. 4. CHILD LOUDEN. 7. MARTHA WORTHINGTON (ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Bet. 1730 - 1731 in Frederick, Orange Co. Virginia, and died Abt. 1756 in Frederick Co., Virginia. She married SAMUEL PEARSON Bef. Feb 14, 1750/51 in Frederick Co., Virginia, son of ENOCH PEARSON and MARY SMITH. He was born June 23, 1724, and died January 08, 1790 in Newberry Co. South Carolina. Children of MARTHA WORTHINGTON and SAMUEL PEARSON are: 1. MARY PEARSON. 2. ENOCH PEARSON. 3. WILLIAM PEARSON. 8. ROBERT WORTHINGTON JR. COLONEL (ROBERT3., JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1734 in Orange, Frederick Co. Virginia, and died Abt. 1779 in Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia(West Virginia). He married MARGARET MATTHEWS November 24, 1759. She died Abt. 1780 in Probably Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., Virginia (West Virginia). Children of ROBERT COLONEL and MARGARET MATTHEWS are: 1. MARY WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1766; d. July 1808; m. EDWARD TIFFIN DR.,FIRST GOVERNOR OF OHIO, Abt. 1789, Charleston, Virginia; b. June 19, 1761, Carlisle, England; d. August 09, 1829, Chillicothe, Ross Co. Ohio. 2. EPHRAIM WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1760; d. May 1797. 3. WILLIAM WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1769; d. 1801, Maysville, Kentucky. 4. MARTHA WORTHINGTON, b. Abt. 1763; d. Bef. 1835, Berkeley Co. Virginia; m. ISAAC EVANS. 5. THOMAS WORTHINGTONI,GOVERNOR OF OHIO, b. July 16, 1773, Jefferson Co., Virginia which is now West Virginia or Chillicothe, Ross Co. Ohio; d. June 20, 1827, New York City, New York Co., New York; m. ELEANOR VAN SWEARINGEN, December 13, 1796, Shephedstown, Berkely, West Virginia; b. September 22, 1777, Chillicothe, Ross Co. Ohio; d. December 24, 1848. 6. ROBERT WORTHINGTON, b. April 21, 1770, Probably Charles Town, Jefferson Co., West Virginia; d. 1843, Highland Co. Ohio; m. ANNE E. WHITING, 1791; b. January 24, 1773; d. 1847. The material in this section was received from Janet Jenkins — JJen1957@aol.com

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