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William Worthing was born March 3, 1795, in County Radnor (Radnorshire), Wales, and died February 18, 1874, in Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI, at age 78. Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. He is the son of Unknown.

Margaret Davis was born March 17, 1797, in County Bercknock (Bercknockshire), Wales, and died May 1, 1885, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, at age 88 years 1 month and 14 days. Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. She is the daughter of Unknown.

William Worthing and Margaret Davis were married about 1820 in Radnorshire, Wales.

The family immigrated to the United States in 1844.

William Worthing and Margaret (Davis) Worthing had nine children:

  1. Anna H. Worthing: Born April, 1822, in Radnorshire, Wales; Died January 31, 1916, in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI (age 93). Buried in Avoca Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married (1) 1850 in Salem, Walworth Co., WI, to Joseph Willson: Born about 1810 in New York; Died October 15, 1867, in Fond du Lac Co., WI (about age 57).  Buried in Avoca Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married (2) December 6, 1868, in the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Byron Corners, Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Michal M. Scheidel Jr.: Born May 1818 in the Town of Grittvil, Alsace-Lorraine, France; Died August 7, 1894, at his residence in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 78). Buried in Byron Cemetery, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.
  2. Margaret A. Worthing: Born September 6, 1823, in Radnorshire, Wales; Died July 23, 1910, in Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 86). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married 1848 to O. Thomas Price: Born December 3, 1821, in Radnorshire, Wales; Died May 4, 1915, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 93). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI.
  3. William R. Worthing: Born November 25, 1825, in Glascomb Parish, County Radnor, Wales; Died June 10, 1907, in Winnebago Co., WI (age 81). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married December 24, 1848, in Radnorshire, Wales, to Emret E. Holden: Born September 3, 1831, Dover, Cuyahoga Co., OH; Died October 18, 1908, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 77). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI.
  4. Thomas Worthing: Born about 1828 in Radnorshire, Wales; Died April 9, 1879, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 50). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married about 1852 in Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Mary Unknown: Born April, 1835, in New York; Died August 11, 1901, in Unknown (age 66). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Three sons.
  5. David Worthing: Born April 13, 1830, in Radnorshire, Wales; Died February 16, 1911, in the Village of Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 80). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married (1) April 20, 1854, in Wisconsin to Sarah A. Lurvery: Born May 3, 1835, in Genesee Co., NY; Died November 26, 1855, in Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 25). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married (2) March 29, 1857, to Jane Parrott: Born October 12, 1835, in Somersetshire, England; Died November 1910 in the Village of Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 75). Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI.
  6. James Worthing: Born June 19, 1832, in Radnorshire, Wales; Died after 1920 in Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married (1) August 10, 1854, in Kenosha Co., WI, to Eleanor E. Brown: Born about 1837 in Saint Lawrence Co., NY; Died Unknown; Married (2) October 27, 1885, in Green Lake Co., WI, to Crissie Wicks: Born February 6, 1860, in Wisconsin; Died after 1930 in Unknown.
  7. Aaron Worthing: Born about 1837 in Radnorshire, Wales; Died after 1911 in Michigan. Lived in Hillsdale, MI.
  8. Elizabeth "Eliza" Worthing: Born about 1840 in Radnorshire, Wales; Died after 1860 in Unknown. Married to Edward Johnson: Born Unknown;; Died Unknown. Lived in Charles City, IA.
  9. John Worthing: Born about 1844 in Radnorshire, Wales; Died about 1844 in Radnorshire, Wales, shortly before the family came to America (age Infant,  8 Months).



TIMELINE

William Worthing was born about 1796 in Radnorshire, Wales.

Margaret Davies was born March 17, 1797, in County Bercknock, Wales.

William Worthing and Margaret Davis were married about 1820 in Radnorshire, Wales.

The 1841 Wales Census shows William Worthing (age 45) born in Wales with real estate of $1,800 is a Farmer and is living in Radnorshire, Wales. Living with him are the following, all born in Wales: Margaret Worthing (age 40); Ann Worthing (age 15); Margaret Worthing (age 15); William Worthing (age 15); Thomas Worthing (age 13); David Worthing (age 11); James Worthing (age 8); Aaron Worthing (age 4); and Eliza Worthing (age 1).


William Worthing arrived June 1, 1844, at the Port of New York aboard Ship St. George from Liverpool, England, with his wife and eight children. William Worthing (age 49), a Farmer; Margaret Worthing (age 47); Ann Worthing (age 22); Margaret Worthing (age 20); William Worthing (age 18); Thomas Worthing (age 16); David Worthing (age 14); James Worthing (age 12); Aaron Worthing (age 7); and Elizabeth Worthing (age 4). Everyone was born in England.


The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 26, 1850, shows William Worthing (age 55) born in Wales with real estate of $1,800 is a Farmer and is living in Salem Twp., Kenosha Co., WI. Living with him are the following, all born in Wales: Margaret Worthing (age 53); James Worthing (age 18), a Farmer; David Worthing (age 20), a Farmer; Aaron Worthing (age 12); and Eliza Worthing (age 10).

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 21, 1850, shows William Worthing Jr. (age 24) born in Wales is a Farmer and is living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Emeret Worthing (age 19) born in Wales, who is Keeping House. Also living there is William Worthing (age 1) born in Wisconsin.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 24, 1850, shows Thomas Price (age 28) born in Wales with real estate of $400 is a Farmer and is living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Margaret Price (age 26) born in Wales; and Mary Price (age 1) born in Wisconsin. Also living there is Thomas Worthing (age 22) born in Wales, a Laborer.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1860, shows Wm. Worthing (age 65) born in Wales with real estate of $3,000 and personal estate of $10,000 is a Farmer and is living in Salem Twp., Kenosha Co., WI. Living with him are the following, all born in Wales: Margret Worthing (age 63); Aron Worthing (age 23), a Farm Laborer; and Eliza Worthing (age 20). Also living there is Herbert Bashum (age 20) born in England, a Farm Laborer.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 23, 1860, shows Wm. Worthing (age 34) born in Wales with real estate of $4,000 and personal estate of $1,000 is a Farmer and is living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Emaret Worthing (age 28) born in Ohio. Also living there are the following children, all born in Wisconsin: Wm. Worthing (age 10); Frank B. Worthing (age 8); Arthur A. Worthing (age 6); and Fred A. Worthing (age 4).

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 24, 1860, shows Thomas Worthing (age 32) born in Wales with real estate of $4,000 and personal estate of $600 is a Farmer and is living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Mary Worthing (age 25) born in New York; Vienna A. Worthing (age 7) born in Wisconsin; Ida E. Worthing (age 5) born in Wisconsin; Carrie E. Worthing (age 3) born in Wisconsin; and Patrick Rowley (age 20) born in Ireland, a Laborer.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 7, 1860, shows Joseph Wilson (age 59) born in New York with real estate of $2,500 and personal estate of $50 is a Farmer and is living in Leroy Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is Ann Wilson (age 38) born in England. Also living at home are: Anna G. Wilson (age 9); and Wm. H. Wilson (age 6), both born in Wisconsin.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 2, 1870, shows William Worthing (age 75) born in South Wales with personal estate of $4,000 has No Occupation and is living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with is Margaret Worthing (age 73) born in South Wales, who is Keeping House. Also living there is John Mesner (age 21) born in Prussia, a Farm Laborer.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 3, 1870, shows William Worthing Jr. (age 44) born in Wales with real estate of $13,000 and personal estate of $2,000 is a Farmer and is living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Emerette Worthing (age 38) born in Ohio, who is Keeping House. Also living there are the following children, all born in Wisconsin: William B. Worthing (age 20); Frank B. Worthing (age 18); Arthur J. Worthing (age 16); and Fred A. Worthing (age 14). Also living there is a Domestic Servant: Mary Bush (age 18) born in England.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 3, 1870, shows Thomas Worthing (age 42) born in Wales with real estate of $14,000 and personal estate of $5,500 is a Farmer and is living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Mary Worthing (age 35) born in New York, who is Keeping House; Bienna A. Worthing (age 17) born in Wisconsin, who is Teaching School; Ida E. Worthing (age 15) born in Wisconsin; Emma C. Worthing (age 12) born in Wisconsin; Thomas E. Worthing (age 9) born in  Wisconsin; George W. Worthing (age 6) born in Wisconsin; Charles A. Worthing (age 4) born in Wisconsin; and Andrew Messner (age 18) born in New York, a Farmer.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Mrs. Margaret Worthing (age 84) born in Wales to Welsh-born parents is Widowed or Divorced is Keeping House and is living in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Mrs. Mary Worthing (age 44) born in New York to New York-born parents is Widowed or Divorced and is living in Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with her are her 5 unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Welsh and New York-born parents: Ida E. Worthing (age 24); Carrie Worthing (age 22); Thomas E. Worthing (age 19), who Works on Farm; George Worthing (age 16), who Works on Farm; and Charles A. Worthing (age 14). Also living there is a Servant, Lawrence Conrad (age 24) born in Prussia to Prussian-born parents, who Works on Farm.

Margaret (Davies) Worthing died May 1, 1885, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, at about age 88.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows Mary Worthing (age 65) born April 1835 in New York to New York-born parents with 6 of the 8 children born to her still alive is a Widow who owns her home free of a mortgage and is living at 98 Harney Street, 4th Ward, Coty of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with her are: her son-in-law of eight years, Mickel A. McGalloway (age 40) born January 1860 in Wisconsin to Irish and New York-born parents, a Manager of Flavoring Extracts; and her daughter, Emma McGalloway (age 42) born September 1857 in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and New York-born parents, who is childless.


The Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI, Friday, February 17, 1911

DAVID WORTHING IS DEAD

Pioneer of the Village of Omro Has Passed Away.

Fond du Lac, Wis., Feb. 17. David Worthing, for many years a resident of the village of Oakfield, and a pioneer settler of that vicinity, died at his home there at 10:30 Thursday evening. He was born April 13, 1830 at Radnorshire, Wales, and celebrated his fourteenth birthday by embarking with his parents for America. The family came immediately to Wisconsin, locating in Kenosha county. In 1851 Mr. Worthing purchased a farm in the town of Lomira, Dodge county, where he resided for many years. He was married to Miss Sarah A. Laivery, April 20, 1851 and she died November 26, 1855, leaving one small son, Frank M. Mr. Worthing was married November 29, 1857 to Jane Parratt. They moved to Oakfield village in 1894 and Mrs. Worthing died there last November. Mr. Worthing has held many town offices. For several years he was a supervisor, for nine years assessor and for ten years chairman of the town board. He was a member of the Oakfield lodge F. and A. M. For several years he has been confined to his home by illness. He is survived by five children: Frank M., of Kendall, Mich., Mrs. Adelia E. Edwards, Marietta J., Walter W. and Mrs. Myrtie A. Barber, all of Oakfield; two sisters, Mrs. Anne Shidell, of Sparta, and Mrs. Eliza Johnson, of Iowa; and two brothers, James, of this city, and Aaron, of Hillsdale, Mich. The funeral will be held Monday morning from the residence. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.