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Worthington, Hampshire, MA
Worthington was first settled in 1764 and was officially incorporated in 1768.
Worthington includes: Ringville, Riverside, Sampsonville, and Stevensville.
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1764 - Worthington is settled
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1768 - Worthington is incorporated
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1839 - Worthington
Hampshire county. This town has a good soil: it is pleasantly situated on elevated ground: it has some mineral treasures, and is washed by a branch of Westfield river. It is 103 miles W. from Boston, 55 E. from Albany, N.Y., and 17 W.N.W. from Northampton. Incorporated, 1763. Population, 1837, 1,142.
The manufactures of Worthington consist of leather, boots, shoes, curtains, children's wagons, and hats: annual value, about $50,000.
In 1837, there were sheared in this town 9,050 merino sheep: the wool weighed 27,000 pounds, and sold for $16,875.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - WORTHINGTON. [Pop. 1,197. Inc. 1768.]
This township is mountainous, the soil excellent, and fitted for grazing. It is well watered by the sources of Westfield river.
Agriculture, merino sheep, and leather, occupy the attention of the inhabitants.
Distance from Northampton, 17 miles; from Boston, 110
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1854 - Worthington
Worthington, a post-township of Hampshire co., Massachusetts, 100 miles W. from Boston. Population, 1134.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1863 - SAD AFFAIR AT WEST WORTHINGTON
Three Young Ladies Drowned
We learn the particulars of a most painful accident at West Worthington, yesterday. It appears that Mr. Duane Beals, his young wife, Miss Cornelia Brown, and a boy of 14 and a girl of 11 years, named Jones, all of Worthington, and Miss Laura Beals of Hinsdale, were rowing in a boat on the pond in Worthington, when it was swamped from being too heavily loaded and the whole party were plunged into the water. Mrs. Beals and Misses Brown and Beals were drowned. Mr. Beals who was a swimmer escaped, bearing with him to the shore the boy and girl who clung to him. - The bodies of the young ladies drowned were recovered last night. The sad calamity has cast a gloom over the whole community where it occurred.
The Berkshire County Eagle
May 28, 1863
Worthington Massachusetts, 1890
Worthington is a fine farming and grazing town lying in the northwesterly section of Hampshire County, on the eastern declivity of the Green Mountains. It is 143 miles west of Boston and 17 miles (by highway) west of Northampton. Its nearest railroad stations are at Hinsdale, Williamsburg and Huntington. The post-offices are Worthington (centre), West Worthington, Ringville and South Worthington. Four Comers is the other village.
This town is bounded on the north by Cummington, on the east by Chesterfield, on the south by Chester, and on the west by Middlefield and Peru. The assessed area is 10,825 acres; of which 5,189 are forest. The geological formation is the Quebec group, and calciferous mica-schist. Specimens of kyanite, in long-bladed crystallizations, are found. The surface is elevated, but there are few high hills. The several streams flow southeasterly, and are affluents of the Westfield River. They are well stored with trout, and have furnished power for many saw mills.... Read MORE...
1895 - Worthington
Worthington, a post-hamlet in Worthington township, Hampshire co, Mass., about 30 miles N.W. of Springfield. It has 2 churches, a cheese-factory, and a bedstead-factory. Pop. of the township, 818.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Worthington, a post-township (town) of Hampshire co., Mass., about 30 miles NW. of Springfield. Pop. of the town in 1900, 675.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Worthington, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Worthington.
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Ebenezer LEONARD (17 March 1710, Preston, Connecticut, USA (Poquetanuck) - 1782, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
Moses MARSH (1716, - 4 October 1796, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
Nathan LEONARD (22 August 1717, Preston, Connecticut, USA (Poquetanuck) - 1783, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
Nicholas COTTRELL (7 July 1717, Stonington, Connecticut, USA (Pawcatuck) (Lords Point) - 1770, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
Moses MORSE (26 July 1721, Newbury, Massachusetts, USA - 9 May 1788, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
Eliashib ADAMS (1726, - 3 September 1801, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
John PARISH (10 March 1726, Windham, Connecticut, USA (Willimantic) - 3 February 1817, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
Sarah HUNTINGTON (5 March 1727, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA - 13 May 1790, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
Jeddediah WILBER (1729, - 31 October 1815, Worthington, Massachusetts, USA)
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Asa COTTRELL (November 1746 - 15 June 1833) and Lucinda Otis CLAPP (27 May 1754 - 23 March 1836) married 6 December 1770
Ward Alvin HARLOW (1 January 1873 - 14 October 1942) and Abbie Louise MOREY (5 November 1871 - 12 January 1912) married 12 November 1896
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