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
1817–1880
Sarah Jane Newton
1817–1893
Marriage: 29 October 1839
Francis Worthington
1842–1852
Amelia Stewart Worthington
1848–1901
Harry Fraser Worthington
1845–
Fanny Worthington
1848–1850
Sara Newton Worthington
1851–1931
Charles Campbell Worthington
1854–1944
Josie Worthington
1857–1857

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 October 1839
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Asa Worthington

    Male1788–1875Male

    Frances Meadowcraft

    Female–1897Female

siblings

(5)

    Catharine Julianna Worthington

    Female1816–1904Female

    Male1817–1880Male

    Frances Lavinia Worthington

    Female1824–1898Female

    Grace Romaine Worthington

    Female1826–Female

    Maria Frazer Worthington

    Female1828–Female

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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