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Elizabeth Snyder ID0407

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Parents - James Nicholas Worthen and Elizabeth Spurling    - MRM Page -
Parents - Elizabeth Joseph Snyder and Mary Unknown             - MRM Page -
 

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Timeline
20 June 1820 James Perry is born in Frederick County, Maryland  S1S2, - S3, S4S5, S6, S20, I1 - I2
13 Aug 1826 Elizabeth is born in Stark County, Ohio  S1 - S2 - S3 - S4 - S5 - S16 - S19 -
9 Sept 1848 Mortgage for lots 13 & 14 in Bailey's Addition, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana - $21.33.  James Perry and Elizabeth Worthen  S22,
2 Nov 1848 Married in Grant County, Indiana  S3, S7S20,
1849 Son Joseph born - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana  (Married: Melissa Unknown ID0661 - Children: 5)
31 Aug 1850 US Census - Jefferson Township, Grant County, Indiana - S25,
-  Occupation, John Perry:  Farmer
Mar 1851 Daughter Mary Jane born - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana -
5 April 1855 Mortgage for lots 13 & 14 in Bailey's Addition, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana - $41.33.  James Perry and Elizabeth Worthen. S15
7 Aug 1857 Son John Wesley born - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana
8 Aug 1857 Hartford City Census - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana  S8,
22 Nov 1859 Son James Oscar born - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana
1860

US Census - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana - James, Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary J, John W and James O - S1,

1860 Occupation, James - Day Laborer - S1
1862 Son Marvin born - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana
14 Jan 1863 Elizabeth's Father - Joseph Snyder, died - Upland, Grant County, Indiana
July 1863 Daughter Emma Ada born - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana
1864 Tax Assessment - S9, S33
1864 Occupation, James - Butcher, owned Hotel - S9, S33
12 Sep 1866 Son William Alfred born
1870 US Census - James Perry, Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary Jane, James Oscar, Marvin, Emma, and Willie (William AlfredS4 -
1870 Occupation, James - Day Laborer - S4
1871 Daughter, Mary Jane Worthen ID0667 - Married: Jacob White ID0668
13 July 1872 James' father Nicholas Warthan dies
1880 US Census - James Perry, Elizabeth, John W, James Oscar, Marvin, Emma, William - S2 -
1880 Occupation, James - Worker at Spoke Factory - S2
22 Dec 1881 Daughter, Emma Ada Worthen ID0681 - Married: Charles Reed ID0682 - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana
12 March 1885 Son, John Wesley Married: Ella Awilda Albright ID0670 (IOOF Cemetery) - 4 children
15 June 1886 Son, James Oscar Worthen - Married: Viola McDermitt ID0678
26 May 1893 Son Joseph dies - Montpelier, Blackford County, Indiana
1895 Residence:  89 East Water St, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana - S10, S30,
1895 Occupation, James Perry - Salesman - S10S30,
18 Aug 1897 James Purchased Medicines -
1899 Occupation, James Perry:  Solicitor -  S31,
1900 US Census - Washington St, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana - James Perry, Elizabeth, William Alfred, Mattie Worthen, Mabel Worthen - James able to read, write and speak English  S3
1900 Occupation, James Perry - Capitalist - S3
1900 Deed for Cemetery Lot (Elizabeth & Mattie Jane) - S14
1903 Residence:  307 E Water, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana - "Worthen J P (Elizabeth) 307 e Water"  S11 -
16 Jan 1903 Son James Oscar dies - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana - Burial: IOOF Cemetery
1904 Residence, James and Elizabeth:  307 E. Water St - S32,
-  Occupation, James:  Retired
22 Oct 1904 James Perry dies - Hartford City, Blackford, Indiana  S6 Burial:  IOOF Cemetery  - Find a Grave -
Sources:  S5 - S6 (Lists city) S12 - S13 -  - S14, S20, S26,
1906 Residence:  Elizabeth Snyder Worthen:  309 E. Water St., Hartford City, Indiana - S29,
20 March 1910 Mattie Jane Klinger, wife of William Alfred, died - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana - Doc4396.pdf
16 Apr 1910 1910 US Census - 307 E. Water St., Hartford City, Indiana - S28,
Household:  Elizabeth, William Alfred, Mabel Marie, William Franklin and Marguerite Worthen.  Also, in the household:  Jennie Tripplet, a Domestic Worker
6 Dec 1910 Elizabeth dies - 307 E. Water St., Hartford City, Blackford, Indiana - 4am - Cause:  Lagrippe
Burial: IOOF Cemetery  - Find a Grave -
S12 - S13 - S14 - S17 - S19, S27,
2 Apr 1912 Son John Wesley dies - Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana
17 Feb 1941 Son William Alfred dies
   
   
   
1848 Signature of James Perry Link (Ph8818-001.tif)  S15, S22,
1848 Signature of Elizabeth Link  (Ph8818-002.tif)     S15S22,

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Children
William Alfred Worthen  ID0386   - MRM Page -
Joseph Worthen  ID0660   - MRM Page - I5,
Mary Jane Worthen  ID0667    - MRM Page - White Hotel - E. Water St. Residences - Death Certificate - Obituary - 1930 US Census -
John Wesley Worthen  ID0669    - MRM Page
James Oscar Worthen  ID0677     - MRM Page   I8, I9,
Marvel Marvin (Marvie) Worthen  ID0680     - MRM Page
Emma Ada Worthen  ID0681     - MRM Page

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Sources
S1 1860 Federal Census, Hartford City, Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana. Page 9, Dwelling 61, Family 61, Line 18, James P. Worthen. Original Data: NARA, M653, roll 245. www.ancestry.com . Acc000717/ Doc4156.pdf

Extract
1]  James P. Worthen: 38 yr old male - Occupation: day laborer - Value of real estate: $300 - Value of Personal estate: $100 - Born: Maryland.
2]  Elizabeth Worthen: 33 yr old female - born in Ohio.
3]  Joseph Worthen: 10 yr old male, born in Indiana - Attended school during the year.
4]  Mary J. Worthen: 9 yr old female, born in Indiana - Attended school during the year.
5]  John W. Worthen: 3 yr old male, born in Indiana.
6]  James O. Worthen: 1 yr old male, born in Indiana.
 
S2 1880 Federal Census, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. SD 6, ED 166, p 27. Dwelling 294, Family 305, Line 38 James P Worthen. Original Data: NARA, T9, Roll 266. www.ancestry.com . Acc000719/Doc4161.pdf
 
Extract
1]  James P Worthen: 60 yr old white male, married, works at spoke factory, born Maryland, parents born in Maryland.
2]  Elizabeth Worthen: 52 yr old white female, wife of head, keeping house - cannot write - born in Ohio - parents born in Pennsylvania.
3]  John W Worthen: 22 yr old white male, son of head, single, Occupation: teaming, unemployed 3 months - born Indiana, Mother born Maryland, father born Ohio.
4]  Oscar Worthen: 21 yr old white male, single, Occupation: clerk in grocery. unemployed 2 months - Born Indiana, Father born Maryland, Mother born Ohio.
5]  Marvel N Worthen: 18 yr old white male, son of head, single, works in flax factory, unemployed 4 months, attended school, born Indiana, Father Maryland, Mother Ohio.
6]  Emma A Worthen: 15 yr old white female, daughter of head, single, at home, attended school, born Indiana, Father in Maryland and mother in Ohio.
7]  William Worthen: 13 yr old white male, son of head, single, at home, attended school, born Indiana, Father Maryland, Mother Ohio.
 
S3 1900 Federal Census, Washington Street, Hartford City, Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana. SD 67, ED 27, Sheet 1 . Dwelling 24, Family 24, line 90, James P Worthen. Original Data: NARA, T623, Roll 360. www.ancestry.com . Acc000720/Doc4162.pdf

Extract
1]  James P Worthen: Head, white male born June 1820, 79 yrs old, married for 51 yrs - born Maryland, Father born England, Mother born Maryland, Occupation: Capitalist, Not Employed 12 months, Owned home free.
2]  Elizabeth Worthen: Wife of head, white female born Aug 1826, 73 yrs old, Married for 51 yrs, Mother of 9 children, 6 still living. Born in Ohio and parents born in Pennsylvania.
3]  William Worthen: Son of head, white male, born Sept 1866 and 33 yrs old, Married for 3 yrs, born in Indiana, Father in Maryland and mother in Ohio, Occupation: Painter, not employed 6 months.
4]  Mattie Worthen: Daughter in Law to head, white female born Apr 1879, 21 yrs old, married for 3 yrs - 2 children, 1 living, she and her parents born in Ohio.
5]  Mabel Worthen: Grand D of head, white female, born July 1899, 11/12 old, single, born Indiana, Father born Indiana, Mother Ohio.

Family:  The entire family, with the exception of Mabel, Can read, write and speak English.

 
S4 1870 Federal Census, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. Page 2. Dwelling 13, Family 13, Line 29, Perry J. Worthen. Original Data: NARA M593_300. www.ancestry.com . Acc000718/Doc4157.pdf

Extract
1]  Perry J. Worthen: 50 yr. old white male - Day Laborer - value of personal estate: 100 - Born in Virginia.
2]  Elizabeth Worthen: 43 yr. old white female - Keeping house - value of real estate 16.00 - Born Ohio.
3]  Joseph Worthen: 20 yr. old white male, Carpenter's Apprentice - Born Indiana.
4]  Mary Jane Worthen: 18 yr. old white female - at home and born Indiana. John W Worthen: 12 yr. old white male, at home, born Indiana.
5]  James Oscar Worthen: 10 yr. old white male, 10 yrs. old, at home, born Indiana.
6]  Marbell Worthen: 8 yr. old white male, at home, born Indiana. Emma Eta Worthen: 6 yr. old white female, born Indiana.
7]  Willie Worthen: 4 yr. old white male, born Indiana.
 
S5 Book, Blackford County, Indiana Death Records 1899-1907. Copied by Cecil Beeson, Sr. Fort Wayne, Indiana: Fort Wayne Public Library, 1974, p 405. James P Worthen, Born Md.

Extract:  Name: Worthen, James O - Born: 1859-11-22 - Died: Jan 16, 1903 - Hartford City - Marital Status: Divorced - Born: Indiana - Father: James P Worthen, Born Md - Mother: Elizabeth Snyder, Born O [Ohio] - Burial Date: Jan 18, 1903 Place: H.C. - Age [at death] 43-1-25.
 
S6 Death Record - Blackford Co Health Dept, Hartford City, Indiana Local Record of Death for James Perry Worthen, Book 1900-1904, page 18. , 22 Oct 1904. Acc000801/Doc1121.pdf

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Blackford County Health Department/ Local Record of Death,
Hartford City, Indiana.
James Perry Worthen
died October 22 1904 at Hartford City.
Age: 84,
Sex: Male, Color White -
Married.
Cause of death: Natural Causes.
Place of burial: Cemetery: not given - Address: Hartford City, Indiana.
Back of record:
- Age: 84 yrs, 4 months, 7 days.
- Birthplace: Maryland
- Father: Nicholas Worthen, birthplace: England
- Mother's maiden name: Elizabeth Spurling, birthplace: Pennsylvania
 


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S7 Marriage Record, Database on-line: Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Original Data: Grant County, Indiana, Marriage Records Volume 1, Book C (Sept 1831-June 1, Compiled by - Grant County Genealogy Club; Book: C, Page 246. www.ancestry.com , accessed 1 March 2008. Acc001075.

Extract:  Name: James P Worthen - Spouse Name: Elizabeth Snider - Marriage Date: 2 Nov 1848 - Marriage County: Grant.
 
S8 Census, 1857, Hartford City, Indiana. 8 Aug 1857. Original Data: Blackford County Commissioners Book 2, page 401. Bk3201/Doc4441.pdf 
 
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Blackford County Commissioner's Book 2, page 401 September term, 1857, Census of the Resident population of the town of Hartford City in Blackford County State of Indiana. Taken this 8th day of August 1857.

- Perry Worthen - #20 - No in Family: 6 -

-  "... this census was taken preparatory to a vote on a petition to incorporate Hartford as Hartford City, Indiana and they were the residents of the plat as surveyed, May 21, 1857...".
 
S9 US, IRS Tax Assessment, 1864 (Annual). Database on-line: US IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918. Original Data: NARA, M765, Roll 40. www.ancestry.com . Acc001089/ Doc2575.pdf

Extract
Alphabetical List of Persons in Division No 7 of Collection District No 11 of the State of Indiana liable to a tax under the Excise laws of the United States, and the amount thereof, as assessed by David W Kurtz, Ast Assessor, and by him returned to the Assessor of said District, for the month of Annual List, 1864.

Column Headings: Line Number - Date - Name - Location - Quantity - Article or Occupation - Rate - Valuation - Rate of tax - Class, A, B or C - Class A - Class B - Class C - Total Amount of Tax

Line 26 - Worthen, J P - Location: Hartford - Article or Occupation: 8" Class Hotel - Class: B - Class B: 5.00 - Total Tax: 5.00
 
S10 Book, Hartford City and Montpelier, Indiana Directory, 1895. Database Online. Original Data: Hartford City and Montpelier, IN, 1895. Hartford City, IN, 1895 Gazetteer of Land-Owners of Blackford County, 1895. Anderson, IN: Columbia Direct, 1895. www.ancestry.com, Accessed 4 Feb 2014. Acc000712.  Ancestry.com Record Link -

Extract

Name: J. P. Worthen
Occupation: salesman
Home Address: 89 east Water
City: Hartford
State: Indiana
Year: 1895
Image Number: 16ca783
 
S11 Book, Dale, George R. Directory of Hartford City, Ind., together with a complete gazetteer of Blackford County land owners. Hartford City, Ind. : G.R. Dale, 1903. Bk3159. 

Extract:  "Worthen J P (Elizabeth) 307 e Water".
 
S12 1989 Hartford City Cemetery Burial Records Book, pages 304, 305.

Extract:  Worthen, James Plat: 1 Lot: 527  DOD: 10/22/1904 Age:  84 Sex: M Page:  305  -- Worthen, Elizabeth Plat 1 Lot 527 DOD: 12/6/1910 Age:  85 Sex: F Page: 304.
Link
S13 Google Map showing location of graves  
S14 Warranty Deed, IOOF Cemetery, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. Lot 527. Elizabeth & Mattie Worthen for $30.00. Acc000047/Doc1515.pdf 

Extract: From Trustees of Hartford City Lodge No. 262, I.O.O.F. to Elizabeth and Mattie Worthen for lot # 527 in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Dated 12 Jan 1900.

Note: This lot has the following persons buried: Elizabeth Snyder Worthen ID0407, James Worthen ID0677, James Perry Worthen ID0406, L A Worthen ID0690, Mattie Klinger Worthen ID0387, and William Alfred Worthen ID0386. Also buried in this lot are Harold Atha ID1851 and his wife Marguerite Worthen Atha ID0383. The only persons with stones are: Mattie Klinger Worthen and Harold and Marguerite Worthen Atha.
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S15 Mortgage Papers for James Perry and Elizabeth Worthen. Lots 13 & 14 in Bailey's Addition, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, $41.33, 5 Apr 1855. Acc000160/Doc1425.pdf

Transcription

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No (58)
James P Worthen
Mortgage to the State
of
Indiana
$41.33
20.00
$21.33
Received fro Record/ April 5th 1855 at/ 4 O'clock P.M.
and duly recorded/ the same day a Mortgage/ Record A. Page 195
Wm Taughimbaugh ?? [signature]/ Recorder/ B.C. [Blackford County]
Fees $.50
23 11

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State of Indiana, Blackford County, SS:
Before me, the undersigned, personally comes J. P. Worthen the signer of the foregoing mortgage, and being duly sworn, deposes and says, that he is the legal owner of the premises mentioned in said mortgage, and that there is no incumbrance or better claim, either in law or equity, that he knows of or believes, on or to said lands.
The said James P Worthen derives his title by Deed

Signature of James Perry Worthen

Sworn to and subscribed, before the undersigned, this 5th day of April 1855
Signature [W. Stewart] Aud  [Auditor]
 

[Section below does not apply, and was not filled out]
We the undersigned Trustees of the Township of
County of . . . . . . having personal examination of the forgoing de-
scribed premises, do, upon our oath, say that the same is of the value of . . . . .
. . . . . Dollars in specie, at the common selling sale in this County, at this time,
exclusive of perishable improvements. 
Three blank lines
   Sworn to and subscribed, before the undersigned . . .  . . of said
County, This  . . . . . day of . . . .  185
Blank Line
[End of Section]

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State of Indiana, Blackford County, SS:
Before me, the undersigned James P Worthen & Elizabeth Worthen the mortgages within named, and acknowledged the within deed of mortgage to be their voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 5th day of April 1855

Signature [W. Stewart] aud Bla Ind [Auditor Blackford County]


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Trust Fund Mortgage
We Perry [Erased] James P Worthen & Elizabeth Worthen of the County of Blackford in the State of Indiana A mortgage to the State of Indiana, all Lots 13 & 14 in Baileys Addition to the town of Hartford City Ind.

For the payment of Twenty [erased]  Forty One dollars & thirty three cts, with interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum, payable in advance, according to the conditions of the note hereto annexed.

In Testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands an seals, this 5th day of April 1855
Signature of James Perry Worthen  Seal.
Signature of E Worthen  Seal.

I James P Worthen promise to pay to the State of Indiana, on or before the 5th day of April 1860 the sum of Forty one 33/100 Dollars, with interest thereon, at the rate of seven per cent per annum in advance, commencing on the 5th day of April 1855 and do agree that, in case of failure to pay any installment of said interest, the principal sum shall become due and payable, together with all arrears of interest, and on failure to pay such principal or interest when due, two per cent.  damages shall be collected with costs, and the premises mortgaged may be forthwith sold by the County Auditor for the payment of such principal sum, interest, damages, and costs.
???  Signature of James Perry Worthen   Seal.


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State of Indiana, Blackford County, SS:
The undersigned Clerk and Recorder of said County, in which is situated the land described in the foregoing mortgage, hereby certify that no conveyance of, or incumbrance on, said land has been made, committed, or suffered by said mortgagor, or any person under whom he holds title, so as in any manner to impair the validity of said mortgage. All of which fully appears from an examination of our respective offices
[Two lines are available but no signatures]


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Received Dec. 7 1864 of J. P. Worthen $21.33 on the Worthen mortgage - Signature: ?? Anderson ABC
By ?. D. W??ts

Received May 3? 1865 $20.00 in full of the Worthen Mortgage - Signature [Unreadable]
D ?    ABC

[ABC = Auditor, Blackford County]

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S16 1910 Federal Census, Water Street, Hartford City, Ward 4, Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana. SD 11, ED 13, Sheet 2A. 307 Water St, Dwelling 42. Family 42, Elizabeth Worthen. Original Data: NARA, T624, Roll 340. www.ancestry.com . Acc000721/Doc1540.pdf

Extract
1]  Elizabeth Worthen: Head of household, female, white, 84 yrs old, widowed, 9 children, 5 still living, born Ohio, parents born Pennsylvania, No Occupation, owned house free.
2]  William Worthen: Son of head, male, white, 43 yrs old, widowed, born Indiana, Parents born in Ohio, Occupation: paper hanger for dwellings, working on own account, not out of work on 15 April 1900.
3]  Mabel Worthen: Granddaughter of head, female white, 10 yrs old, single, born Indiana, Father Indiana and Mother Ohio, no occupation.
4]  William Worthen: Grandson of head, male, white, 8 yrs old, single, born Indiana, Father in Indiana and Mother in Ohio. Marguerite Worthen, Granddaughter of head, female, white, 4 yrs old, single, born Indiana, Father Indiana, Mother Ohio.
5]  Jennie Tripplet, Domestic, female, white, 49 yrs old, married 1 yr, 5 children, 3 living, she and her parents born in Ohio, Occupation: Domestic for private family working on her own account,

Household:  Except for William (Jr.) and Marguerite the family speaks English and can read and write

 
S17 Death Record:  Elizabeth Worthen, 6 Dec 1910. Blackford County Health Department, book No 1908-1922, page No 19. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Acc001457/Doc1596.pdf

Extract:
Blackford County Health Department - Local Record of Death - Social Security No. - (Blank) - Address: Hartford City, Indiana - THIS IS TO CERTIFY, that our records show Elizabeth Worthen, Died December 6 1910 at Hartford City - Age at Death: 85, Female, White, Widowed. Primary cause of death: Lagrippe - Signed: T C Dodds, MD, Hartford city, Indiana - Place of burial or removal: (Blank) - Hartford City, Indiana - Date of burial: (Blank) - Funeral Director: J will Baxter, Hartford City, Indiana - Recorded locally in book No. 1908-1922, Page No 19. (Back of document): Date of Birth: August 13, 1825 - Birthplace; Ohio - Father: Joseph Snider BP: Pa. - Mother: Mary Snider BP: Pa



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S18 Marriage Record. James P Worthen and Elizabeth Snider. 30 Oct 1848. Grant County, Indiana. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Acc001460/Doc1608.pdf

Extract:
James P Worthen to Elizabeth Snider - Be it remembered that on the 30th day of October 1848 the following Marriage License were issued towit. State of Indiana Grant County. To all who shall see these presents Greeting. Know ye that any person legally authorized to solemnize matrimony in Grant County is hereby licensed to join in Marriage as husband and wife James P Worthen and Elizabeth Snider and for so doing this shall be his sufficient authority. Witness Ashery Steel Clerk of the Grant Circuit Court this 30th day of October AD 1848. A Steel ???? By ?? Springer ??? and after wards towit on the 16th day October 1848 Green B Jacks "" made the following return towit. State of Indiana Grant County. This certifies that on the 2nd day of November 1848 James P Worthen and Elizabeth Snyder were joined in Marriage by me. Green B Jacks (Seal) Justice of he Peace.

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S19 Obituary. Elizabeth Snyder Worthen, 86. The Evening News (Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana), 6 Dec 1910. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers.  Acc001464/ Doc1663.pdf

Extract:
DEATH CLAIMS WIDOW WORTHEN
Aged and Well Known Woman called to Reward
Came to Hartford City Nearly Three-quarters of a Century Ago - Funeral Thursday
Mrs. Elizabeth Worthen, 86, died at her home on east Water street, Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock. She had been ill for six weeks with the grip. Other complications set in and her condition was critical a week before the end.
The surviving children are William and John Worthen, Mrs. J. D. White and Mrs. Charles Reed, of this city, and Marvel Worthen, of Chicago.
Mrs. Worthen was born August 13, eighty-five years ago, in Stark County, O. She came to Hartford City with her parents when a girl of thirteen and continued to reside here until her death. Her maiden name was Snyder. Besides the five children and sister Mrs. Mary Swift of this city and a brother, Jerry Snyder, of Nebraska, survive. Her husband, J P Worthen, died about six years ago.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house 209 East Water street, and interment will be made in the I.O.O.F cemetery.

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S20 Obituary. James Perry Worthen. The Evening News (Harford City, Blackford County, Indiana), 22 Oct 1904. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers.  Acc001465

Extract:
J. P. WORTHEN CALLED HOME
One of the Older Residents Dies of Neuralgia of the Heart
J. P. Worthen died rather unexpectedly at his home on east Water street at 5 o'clock Saturday morning at the age of 84, and one of the oldest and best esteemed citizens is called home. Mr. Worthen had been failing for several months and for a few days before his death he was complaining of neuralgia of the stomach, but he was believed to be better Friday evening. It seems that his death was due to neuralgia of the heart which came suddenly.
Perry Worthen had been a resident of this city for sixty years, but he was a native of Maryland, having been born in Fredericksburg, Perry county, that state. He was married in this city November 2, 1848, and his aged wife survives him. He was the father of nine children of whom five are living - Mrs. Mary E White, John, William and Marvel Worthen and Mrs. Emma Reed. The children all live in this city with the exception of Marvel, whose home is in Chicago.
Mr. Worthen was a sincere and earnest church worker and a kindly man who had no enemies and counted as friends all his acquaintances. For [two lines obscured by a crease] knew him so well, but the older residents will feel a pang of sorrow when they learn he has passed away.
Mr. Worthen will be buried from his house Monday afternoon. Interment taking place in the Oddfellows cemetery.


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S21 Receipt from H. H. Haines, Father's Medicines to J. P. Worthen, 18 Aug 1897, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. $2.50. Acc001678/Ph8796.jpg/Doc2576.pdf

Extract:
Fort Wayne, Indiana, Aug 18/ 1897
Mr. J. P. Worthen Hartford City
Bought of H. H. Haines,
Proprietor of
Father's Medicines
[Quantities obscured]
Total: $2.50
"Paid Received Money Order for $2.50 - signed H. H. Haines"
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S22 Mortgage, James Perry Worthen, Elizabeth Worthen. 9 Sept 1848, 9 Dec 1848. Lots 13 & 14 in Bailey's Addition, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. Acc001699.

Extract:
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We James P Worthen & Elizabeth Worthen of the County of Blackford, in the State of Indiana, do afsign over and transfer to the State of Indiana, all of Lots No Thirteen and Fourteen in Baileys addition in the Town of Hartford
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which we declare to be mortgaged for the payment of Twenty one and thirty three cents with interest at the rate of seven per cent. Per annum, payable annually in advance, according to the conditions of the note hereunto annexed.
In Testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this ninth day of September 1848.
Attest ? ? Cook
[Signature] James Perry Worthen (Seal)
[Signature] Elizabeth Worthen (Seal) - [Ph8818-002.tif]
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I, James P Worthen promise to pay to the State of Indiana on or before the Ninth day of September 1853, the sum of Twenty One dollars & thirty three cents with interest thereon at the rate of seven per cent. Per annum, payable annually in advance, commencing on the tenth day of September 1848, and do agree that in case of failure to pay any installment of said interest, the said principal sum shall become due, and collectable, together with all arrears of interest; and on any such failure to pay principal or interest when due, five per cent. Damages on the whole sum due shall be collected with costs, and the premises mortgaged may be forthwith sold by the Auditor of Blackford County for the payment of such principal-sum, interest, damages, and costs.
Witness my hand this 9th day of Decm 1848
[Signature] James Perry Worthen
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State of Indiana, Blackford County, SS.
The undersigned, Clerk and Recorder of said County in which is situated the land described in the foregoing mortgage, hereby certify that no conveyance of, or incumbrance on said land has been made, committed, or suffered, by said mortgagor, or any person under whom he holds title, so as in any manner to impair the validity of said mortgage; all of which fully appears from, and examination of our respective offices.

State of Indiana, Blackford County, SS.
Before me the undersigned, personally comes the signer of the foregoing mortgage, and being duly sworn deposes and says, that he is the legal owner of the premises mentioned in said mortgage, and that there is no encumbrance or better claim either in law or equity that he knows of or believes on or to said Lots. [Signature] James Perry Worthen [ph8818-001.tif]
The said James P. Worthen derives his title by Deed from James M Ayres BC [Blackford County, I think]
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Sworn to and subscribed before the undersigned this 9th [rest missing]
We, the undersigned, citizens of the county of Blackford, having made personal examination of the foregoing described premises, do upon our oaths say, that the same is of the value of [blank] dollars in specie at the common selling rate [crossed out] in this county at this time, exclusive of perishable improvements.
Sworn to and subscribed before the undersigned Clerk & Cty Auditor of said county this ninth day of Decem-- 1848
John ? Cook ??? BC
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State of Indiana, Blackford County, SS.
Before me the undersigned Clerk & Cty Auditor in and for said County, personally appeared James P Worthan & Elizabeth Worthan mortgagors within named and acknowledged the within deed of mortgage to be their voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and Elizabeth Worthan wife of the said James P. Worthan being examined separate and apart form, and without the hearing of her said husband, and the contents and purport of said deed of mortgage being by me first made known to her, did acknowledge that she executed the same, of her own free will and accord and without any coercion or compulsion from her said husband.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of Decr, 1848
[Signature] John F Cook (Seal)
Sold by Davis and Lane, Indianapolis, IA.

Received for Records Dec 9th 1848 at 12 O'clock M
Recorded Dec 11th 1848 in deed record C, page 17
[Signature] Wm ?????, Recorder B.C.

Rec fees $.50
fees ???? To J.P.W.
Doc0477.pdf
S23 Database on-line, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959" Blackford County, Indiana. Charles Reed and Emma Ada Worthen. Original Data: Blackford County, Indiana, Circuit Court, 1881 Marriage Records, page 235. www.familysearch.org , accessed 9 Nov 2012. Acc001915/Doc1270.pdf

Extract:
name: Charles Reed
event: Marriage
event date: 22 Dec 1881
event place: , Blackford, Indiana
registration place: , Blackford, Indiana, United States
marriage license date: 22 Dec 1881
spouse's name: Emma Worthen
spouse's gender: Female
priest's name: Ebenezer T Chaffee
page: 235
film number: 001672562
digital folder number: 004201885
image number: 00748
number of images: 1
batch number: M02132-3

 
S24 Book:  Wilma Haas Lucas, Warthan, Warthen, Worthen Family, The (np:, nd),  Bk3400.   Doc0195.pdf
S25 1850 US Census, Jefferson Township, Grant County, Indiana, page 192A, Line 3, Family 401, James P. Worthen household. NARA: Roll: M432_147. www.ancestry.com, accessed 30 Aug 2014.  Ancestry.com Record Link - Doc4155.pdf

From Image:
1] James P. Warthan: Head of household - 27, male - Occupation: Farmer - Born: Maryland
2] Elizabeth Warthan: 25, female - Born Ohio
3] Joseph Warthan: 5/12, male - Born Indiana
Household:
- Value of Real Estate $150
 
S26 "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011" [database on-line]. Original Data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 19002011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Archives and Records Administration. www.ancestry.com, accessed , 22 June 2016. James Perry Worthen, 22 Oct 1904. Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. Doc3578.pdf.

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Indiana State Board of Health/ Certificate of Death
Page 359, Record Number 77
Place of Death: 307 E. Water St, 4th Ward, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana
Full Name: James Perry Worthen
Male, White, Married - Spouse: Elizabeth Worthen
Birth: 15 June 1820, Maryland - Age at Death: 84y 4m 7d
Occupation: Retired
Father: Nicholas Worthen, born England
Mother: Elizabeth Spurling, born Pennsylvania
Informant: Eliz. Worthen, Hartford city
Date of Death: 22 Oct 1904, 5am
Cause of Death: Neuralgia of Stomach for 2 days
Immediate Cause: Angina Pectoris for 15 months
Signed: R. L. Truett, M.D.
Burial: 24 Oct 1904, Hartford City
 
S27 "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011" [database on-line]. Original Data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 19002011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Archives and Records Administration. www.ancestry.com, accessed , 22 June 2016. Elizabeth Worthen, 6 Dec 1910, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana. Doc3579.pdf

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Indiana State Board of Health/ Certificate of Death/ Page 313, Registered No. 92
Place of Death: 307 E. Water St, Hartford City, Licking Township, Blackford County
Full Name: Elizabeth Worthen
White, Female - Born 13 Aug 1825, Ohio - Age at Death: 85y 3m 23d
Widowed - Husband: James P. Worthen
Father: Joseph Snider, born Pennsylvania
Mother: Mary Snider, born Pennsylvania
Informant: Will Worthen
Date of Death: 6 Dec 1910, 4am
Cause of Death: Lagrippe
Burial: 8 Dec 1910, Hartford City
 
S28 1910 US Census, Hartford City, Ward 4, Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana. SD 11, ED 13, Sheet 2A. 307 Water St, Dwelling 42. Family 42, , Line 45, Elizabeth Worthen. Original Data: NARA, T624, Roll 340. www.ancestry.com, accessed 29 Nov 2006. Acc000721/Doc1540.pdf

From Image:
1] Elizabeth Worthen: Head of household, female, white, 84 yrs. old, widowed, 9 children, 5 still living, born Ohio, parents born Pennsylvania, No Occupation, owned house free.
2] William Worthen: Son of head, male, white, 43 yrs. old, widowed, born Indiana, Parents born in Ohio, Occupation: paper hanger for dwellings, working on own account, not out of work on 15 April 1900.
3] Mabel Worthen: Granddaughter of head, female white, 10 yrs. old, single, born Indiana, Father Indiana and Mother Ohio, no occupation.
4] William Worthen: Grandson of head, male, white, 8 yrs. old, single, born Indiana, Father in Indiana and Mother in Ohio.
5] Marguerite Worthen, Granddaughter of head, female, white, 4 yrs. old, single, born Indiana, Father Indiana, Mother Ohio.
6] Jennie Tripplet, Domestic, female, white, 49 yrs. old, married 1 yr., 5 children, 3 living, she and her parents born in Ohio, Occupation: Domestic for private family working on her own account,
Household: Except for William, Jr. and Marguerite the family speaks English and can read and write.
 
S29 City Directory:  Directory of Hartford City, Ind., and Complete Gazetteer of Blackford County Land Owners.  Pages 97, 100, 109.  Hartford City, Ind.:  George R. Dale, 1906.  Bk3814.  Doc4440.pdf

From Images:

Title Page (PDF page 1):   http://archive.org/stream/directoryofhartf1906dale#page/n7/mode/2up

Page 97 (PDF page 2):  http://archive.org/stream/directoryofhartf1906dale#page/n229/mode/2up
White J D (Mollie) White's boarding house 302 e. Water

Page 100 (PDF page 3):  http://archive.org/stream/directoryofhartf1906dale#page/n235/mode/2up
Worthen, Elizabeth widow 309 e Water
Worthen, Fred 113 S Mulberry
Worthen Harry baker 113 s Mulberry
Worthen J W (Ella) painter and decorator 113 s Mulberry
Worthen Wm painter and decorator 315 e Water

Page 109 (PDF page 4):  http://archive.org/stream/directoryofhartf1906dale#page/n255/mode/2up
Hotels
White's Boarding House 302 e Water
 
S30 Hartford City, Montpelier and Blackford County, Indiana Directory, 1895. Anderson, Indiana: Bulletin Printing Co., 1894. www.archive.org, accessed 5 Sept 2017. Bk3691/Doc4445.pdf

Pdf pages:
1: Title Page
2: Population
- Hartford City: 5676
3: Abbreviations
4. Reed, page 79
- Chas, clk W B Cooley Rest, h e Commercial
- John, lab, h s e cor Columbia and Oak
- Wm, principal s ward school, h s Jefferson bet Water and Chestnut
- S C Mnfr hub blocks near L E & W ry depot, h 97 e Washington
5. White, page 91
- J D, h 82 e Water
6. Worthen #1, page 93
- Jas O. cook, h 98 e Water
- J P, salesman, h 89 e Water
- Jno W. city police, h Mulberry bet Washington & Water
- Marve, cook, h 89 e Water
- M C, wid, h s Spring
7. Worthen #2, page 94
- Rosa, h s Spring
- Wm, lab, h 133 w Main
 
S31 Hartford City, Indiana Directory, 1899. Compiled and published by George R. Dale and O. T. Frash. Hartford City, Indiana: The Hartford City Times Print, 1899. https://archive.org/details/directoryofhartf00dale_0. Bk4068/Doc4446.pdf

PDF Pages:
1. Title Page
2. Table of Contents
3. Reed, page 74
- Reed Charles, mgr Cooley restaurant, 214 e Commercial
- Reed Fred, clerk, 214 e Commercial - [RM7-
- Reed William, professor in mathematics, n H S bldg, res 208 s Jefferson
4. White, page 89
- White J D, propr White boarding house, 302 e Water
5. Worthen, page 90
- Worthen J O, lehr tender, s Mulberry
- Worthen John W. clerk, s Mulberry
- Worthen Perry, solicitor, 309 e Water
- Worthen William, painter, 313 e Water
6. Hotels Listing, page 100
- White boarding house, 302 e Water
 
S32 Dale, George R. Directory of Hartford City, Ind., and Complete Gazeteer of Blackford County Land Owners. Hartford City, Indiana: Geo. R. Dale Publisher, 1904.
( https://archive.org/details/directoryofhartf1904dale, accessed 12 Sept 2017) Doc4464.pdf.

PDF Pages:
1: Title

2: Index
White Mrs J. D., opposite page 82

3: Directory page 82, Reed Listing
Reed Chas (Emma) prop Interurban news stand 218 e Comm phone 531
Reed Wm teacher 208 s Jeff phone 403

4: Display ads (opposite page 82) - (Ph11880.jpg)
WHITE HOUSE
Near Business Center
Rates, $1.00 a Day/ Special Rates by the Week
Not only a place to board but a place where one can enjoy all the comforts of home life.
Mrs. J. D. White
302 EAST WATER ST., HARTFORD CITY

5. Directory page 103 - White Listings
White J D (Mary) prop white's boarding house 302 e water phone 197
6. Directory page 106 - Worthen Listings
Worthen J P (Elizabeth) retired 307 e water
Worthen wm (Mattie) painter 315 e water

7. Directory page 115 - Hotels Listing
White House 302 e Water phone 197
 
S33 Document, Federal - US, IRS Tax Assessment, Sept 1864, page 58. 11th Collection District, Division 7. Database on-line: US IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918. Original Data: NARA M765, Roll 41. www.ancestry.com, accessed 10 Apr 2008. Acc001084/ Ph4610.jpg.

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(58.)
United States Internal Revenue, 13
Detailed list of persons in the Eleventh Collection District of the State of Indiana from whom returns have been received, or penalties collected under the Excise Laws of the United States, including all assessments returned on a special list, and the amount thereof as received by DeWitt C Chipman, Collector, and by him returned to the Assessor of said District, for the month of September, 1864, together with all collections made after allowance, and all allowances received after collection, during the same period - Signed D, O, Chipman, Collector
Division No 7 - Blackford County

Name: J. P. Worthen
Location: Hartford City
Occupation: Butcher
No. in Abstract: 10 Months
Total: 4.17
 
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