Henry Rossiter Worthington

17 December 1817–17 December 1880 (Age 63)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Henry Rossiter

Henry Rossiter Worthington was born on 17 December 1817, in New York City, New York, United States as the son of Asa Worthington and Frances Meadowcraft. He married Sarah Jane Newton on 29 October 1839. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1850 and Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 December 1880, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Henry Rossiter Worthington
Sarah Jane Newton
Marriage: 29 October 1839
Francis Worthington
Amelia Stewart Worthington
Harry Fraser Worthington
Fanny Worthington
Sara Newton Worthington
Charles Campbell Worthington
Josie Worthington

Spouse and Children

29 October 1839


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Asa Worthington


    Frances Meadowcraft




    Catharine Julianna Worthington



    Frances Lavinia Worthington


    Grace Romaine Worthington


    Maria Frazer Worthington


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · 67 Streets in Brooklyn By 1819

Age 2

A village map dated April 8, 1819 shows sixty seven streets. The widest streets measured 60 feet wide while the narrowest street, Doughty Street, measured 20 feet wide.
1834 · The City of Brooklyn is Incorporated

Age 17

An act of incorporation in 1834 turned the village and town of Brooklyn to the city of Brooklyn. The city was divided into nine wards.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and Leicestershire named Worthington; both may have originally been named in Old English as Wurðingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Wurð’, but it is also possible that the first element was Old English worðign, a derivative of worð ‘enclosure’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Henry Worthington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry R Worthington, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry R Worthington, "United States Census, 1850"

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