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This rare periodical published by
Charles B. Davis, High Point, N.C,
Volume 1, r.o. 1 January 1906 -
Volume 4, No. 5 April 1915
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This issue of the Record is rather small,
but with your aid friends, there is plenty of
room for it to ijrow. It is my intention to
give you from eitiht to twenty-four pa^es and
cover each moi^th. I want letters from all
members of the family who can tell us any-
thingr of interest.

Now, friends, come along with your aid and
let us record the unwritten history of the fami-
ly before it is too late.

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Tlh© Eia^Lvortlh I^ecoird.

Vol. 1. High Point. X. C. Jan. l')06. No. 1.
To Tho Kciworth Cbtnlly.

MY DKAK FKIKNDl^; Siiia- IK')') I Imvi-
been trying to gatluT uiiiteriiil to iKTfect a rec-
ord or genealogy of the North Carolina branch
of the Haworth family. I have succeeded in
gathering mujh valuable material, still there
is mu'h yet to be done before it can be called
perfect. I have spent much time and some cash
in this undertaking and the burden of expen-
ses having become greater than I can bear a-
lone, I have decided to send out this little pa-
per devoted entirely to gathering and preserv-
ing the history of the family, hoping thereby
to interest you in this great work.

I need your earnest co-operation in this work,
with it success will be attained; without it fail-
ure is inevitable. Will you aid me by sending
in your subscription and by giving for pul)H-
cation all the information in your possession
concerning the family? It is my intention to
publish this little magazine monthly until the
record is completed. Its pages will be tilled
monthly with matter pertaining to the family
and ought to be worth much more than the
subscription price to those who wish to know
more about their ancestors. The money re-
ceived from subscriptions will enable me to

lurtlicr perfect the work. Please don't lay a-
siile tliis copy until you decide whether you
win aid in this matter or not. A copy of this
issue will be mailed to every Haworth oi de-
scendant wliose name I have procured. Of
course there are hundreds of the family whom
I do not know. Will you aid me in lookinjr
them up? Thankinjj you in advance for the
aid which I hopj to receive, I subscribe my-
•self, a descendant of Micajah Haworth.

.VoiK.—TIic following letter from Mii> Florence Haworth.
of La Monte, Mo., gi^e^, much information about the de-
scendants of Kiley. the son of George nnil Ann Hauorlh.

La Monte, Mo., August 11, l'J05.
De.\rSir: — Your letter received the 1st. I
should have answered sooner but I had to write
several letters for more information on the sub-
ject. I cannot give you very much informa-
tion concerning the family, but what I can I
will gladly give. The children of Riley and
Pricilla Haworth are: 1 Louis, born June '),
1841, 2 Elizabeth, born Oct. 20, 1S43; 3 George,
born April 14, 1845; 4 Cyrus, born Dec. 22,
1848; 5 Lodimma, born Sept. 30, 1851; (> Riley,
born Jan. 25, 1854; 7 Eri, born Oct. 13, 1856;
8 Almeda, born Jan. 11, I860. Riley married
his second wife (Nancy Clark) and had two
children: Mary Ellen, born Dec. 29, 1867; An-
drew, born Sept. 4, 186<>.

Louis, the eldest child of Riley and Pricilla

Haworth, married Elizabeth Welch. They
had two children: Zemeriah and Lucy. They
then lived in Indiana. Zemeriah was born in
Appanoose county Iowa May 7, 1856 and mar-
ried Martha Trunk in 1S77. They had three
children: William Price, born March 20, 1878;
John, born March 20, 1878 and married Kate
Triplett in 1903. They have one child, Will-
ie, age 7 months. Ollie, the 3rd child of Zeme-
riah, was born in 1885 and married J. W. Sla-
ter in 1899. They have two children: Thelma,
born in Pettis county Missouri, 1902; Martha,
age 6 months. Zemeriah died in 1889.

The next child of Louis and Elizabeth Ha-
worth is Lucy, born in Montgomery county
Indiana, May 7, 18()6. She married Thomas
Lemmons in 1883. They have eight children:
Clay, Arlis, Louis, Roger, Viola, Jennie,
Thomas and Elbert.
The 4th child of Riley and Pricilla Haworth.
Cyrus, married Leanna Nutt in 1868 in Mont-
gomery county Indiana. Their children are:
Delia, born Aug. 1, 1*70 in Mmtgomery coun-
ty Indiana; Lodimma, born Feb. 9, 1874 in
Pettis county Missouri; Ransjm, b^rn Feb.
18, 1 S7(, in Appanoose county Iowa; Martha,
born June 15, 1 S78 in Pettis county Missouri,
Charlie, born April 14, 1S99 in Pettis county
Missouri; Efiie, born Aug. 10, 1 8 83 in John-
county missouri; EU'a, born Oct. 27, 18 84 in

Coffee county; Florence, born June 20,
1SS'» in Pettis county Missouri; Lela, born Jan.
10, 1S'>.>. Delia was married to Charlie Basil
in 1SS5, They have live children: Minnie born
March 12, ISSS; Elmer, born 1SS5; Alvin born
18S.%; Jasper, born 1S'»S; Gertie born l'>04.

Lodimma married J. A. McKinney in 1S'>3.
They have one child: Cordie, born Oct. 11,
1S"J5. Ransom married Ethel Hardy in IVOl.
They have two children: Louis, born Nov. (>,
l'»()2; Franklin, born Dec. 2, I'lO.^. Martha
married Henry Pummill in 1S95. They have
three children: Florence, born Auji. 10, 1S<)7;
Perry, born Sept. 10, 1900; Henrietta, born
March 25, 1905. Charlie married Maud Whit-
worth in 1904. Effie married Will Orsborne in

1902. They have one child: Florence, born
Sept. 5, 1904. Elva married Harry Charles in

1903. They have one child born Sept. 23, 1904.
The next child of Riley and Pricilla Ha-

worth is Lodimma. She married Louis Batter-
son in 18S0. Louis died.

Riley Jr., the child of Riley and Pricil-
la Haworth, married Emma Cunningham, of
Boone county Indiana in 1871. One child was
born of this union but I do not know her name
or where she lives. Emma died. He then mar-
ried Martha McClain of Iowa. She died the
same year. Again in 1878 he married Ante-
nette Thomas, of Appanoose county Iowa.


They have seven children: Tom, born Sept.
14, 1879; Clay, born March 12, 18S1; Nicholas,
born Auj:. 3, 1883; Gena, born May 10, 1886;
Allie, born May 9, 1888; James, born Oct. 7,
1884; Eva, born May 29, 1891. Clay married
Hester Curnutt in 1904. They have one child
Maud Ruth, born Feb. 1905.

My grandparents are dead. Grand mother
died during the war and grandfather in 1890.
I have written only four of my uncles and
aunts records; will send the other six as soon
as I hear from them. This is all the informa-
tion I can give till later. Yours truly,

Florence Hawokth.
Letter from Mr. tlarvoy W. C-IolII.

Marathon. N. Y. July 28, '05.
My Dear Sir and Cousin:— (for I think you
one) As you retjuest me in your letter of June
7th to tell of my family connection, and name
of ancestor from North Carolina. My Grand-
father was James Haworth. He emigaated
from North Carolina to Miami county Ohio
about the year 1800. He had sixteen children
as follows: John, Wade, Dave, Nathaniel,
James Jr., Joseph, Sampson, Samuel, Sarah,
Phebe, Elizabeth, Susannah, Anna, (my moth-
er) and Mary. The other two died in infancy.
A few years ago I had a chronology of my
kindred but lost it. I give this from memory.
Any thing I can do to aid you will bo cheer-

fully done. Pardon my delay. Wishing yon
success, I remain. Yours truly,


NoTK.— Mr. Hall's griiuKilhor, James. « as the son .if
George Ha«orth « lio eiiiigialcd lo Anierita with William
I'eiiii in 1699. lie «a.s born on hi» father's, farm in liu..ks
tount) rennsjlvania. .\fter the death of his father. «hii.h
,)i;currcil November 2S, 1724. he. in company « ith hi> brolh-
er.s, emigrated Miutll«ard into Virginia and later passed on
into .North Carolina, settling on the Yadkin river at apUie
lo-day called Itoone township, il being the home of that
celebrated hunter and Indian uarrior, Daniel lloune.

lie, with his brother George, accompanied lioone on his
second Irij) to Kentucky in 1773. lieing repulsed by the
Indians, the Ha.iorth brothers were much discouraged and
returned with their lamilies to their former home on the
Vadkin remaining there for many years. About the year
iSoo James removed his family to Ohio.

The exact date of the arrival of James and George Ha-
worth in North Carolina is unknown 10 the writer; but he is
inclined to believe it must have been several years prior to
Uoone's second trip into Kentucky. Stephanus, a brother
uf James and George, was then living on the Opekon river
in Virginia. In 1763, .Micajah and George, two sons of
Stephanus, emigrated southward into North Carolina, stop-
ping for a short while in lioone's settlement on the Vadkin,
probably with their uncles, James and George.

They then journeyed eastward and when passing through
the country traversed by tli« little stream lo-day known as
•'Wright's creek," a small tributary of Kich Fork of Ab-
bolt's creek, they stopped over night vvith John McCurry.
The next morning Micajah decided to go no further and ac-
cordingly engaged to work for Mr. McCurry, whose daugh-
ter he afterward married. George located a few miles east
in the present county of Guilford which at that time was a
part of Kouan.

On their journey 10 North Carolina they were pursued by
Indians and in order to throw them ofl their Hail they were
forced 10 resort to stratagem. They were crossing a stream
when the liitle fice dog which they were taking with them
gave warning of the foe. They succeeded in eluding them
by wading down the stream for several miles and in so doing
their bundleof clothing which they were carrying on their
backs fell into the water and became very wet. When they
thought themselves in safety they spread their wet clothing
upon the ground to dry. Again the Indians appeared upon
the scene and our unfortunate ancestors were forced to (Ice,
leaving all their possessions except the little dog, whose
mouth they securely tied with hickory bark lest it shoul.l be-
tray them to their foe.

Micajah's land, situated in the eastern part of Kowan
county near the line of Guilford, was granted to him by
Gov. Caswell in two tracts consisting of 250 and 200 acre.s
each bearing dateof Oct. 25. i 7S6. .Sixteen years after the
formation of Guilford from Kowan and Orlnge counties.
The bcgining of the plan by Henry Davis reads as follow,!
".State of Noith Carolina, Kowan county. This plan being
protracted by a scale of forty chains to an inch, represents a
tract of land surveyed for Micajah "Howard" by virtue of a
warrant .lated the nth day of March 17S4." The price paid
for the land was fifty shillings per hundred acres.

Karly in the year 1787 a h.g house was erected on this
land, and lo-.lay, after n lapse of one hundred and nineteen
years is still standing, having been moved perhaps forty
yards from the place where it originally stoo.l. One poplar
log in the wall of the old house was used by the b..ys for a
bow and arrow target an.l today shows the edeci of their
well directed arrows. The old house has been unoccupied
since 1S99 and is fast g,,ing to decay. Its occupants, one
by one. have passed over death's dark river; but the old
house still stand, like a lone sentinel keeping watch over the
sacred memories of the past; pointing with an unerring lin-
ger back through the lapse of lleeting years to the moment

«lu-n il> IniiMcr llrst crosM-,! llie llircshold ..I' ils iloi.r. :.

The cinmlry being very >parscly bculc.l jikI niillini; (acili- ^^

ties liein;; poDf it liccame fviilcnl lo Micajah lliat a small j'

mill uoivlU iirove of much value to him. A little trctk ij

which flow eil ihroujjh his farm » a;, harnes.-eil aiul maile to
yieUl it>po«er for that purpose. The mill « a-, huilt, the
l.uhrs. cut from the .-.olid rock aiul all piobally done with his
own hands. In after years lart;er and belter mills were
built on larger streams and this one was allowed to decay.
The buhrs are to-day doing duty as a corner stone under the
grain barn of Solomon I'ayne who owns a part of the land
once owned by Micajah.

He died June 2q, |S22 and vvas buried in the Friend's
burial ground at Springfield church, south of the city of
High I'oint. A list of his family as recorded in his family
bible now in the possession of one of his grand children is
herewith given:

("Born November iS, 1743.

( Died June 29, 1S32.
Married .Mary McCurry of Kowan county North Carolina.

Micajah, (3) Stephanus, (2) George, (1)
Children fourth generation,

John, born May 37. 1765; died, April 6, 1814. I

Stephanus" Jan. 1,1767; " 2

Samuel, " Mar. iS, 1769; ." 3

Micajah Jr. Oct. 25,1771; " 4

Elijah, " May 25, 1774; " Aug. 30. 1797. 5

George, " Aug. 24,1776; " 6

Josiah, " Feb. 8, 1779; " Jan. 29, 1863. 7

Jeremiah," May 14,1781; " 8

Rachel, " Jan. 35,1784; " 9

Mary, " Nov. 5,1787; " 10

Ruth, " Dec. 3, 1790; " II




Devo«0(2 to «ho KloJoHcal interest ^
tho Fa.mily evorywhere.


12 Numban. 50o

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Vol. I. No. 2. ■ March 190$.

Chas. B. Davis, Printer,
High Toint, N. C.



A Family Talk.

■ Since the first issue of the Record was mail-
ed I have received many interesting: and en-
coura;;iny letters. It seems that many of the
family are anxious to see the work go on and
they show their zeal in the matter by enclosing
their subscription and in many cases sending
in clubs of their kindred. I am glad to .see
you interested in this work. Let us all pull
together and let each of us try to do all we
can in recording the unwritten history of the
family before it is too late. Talk the matter
over with your kindred and advise each one to
send in their subscription. Write to those
whom you cannot see and solicit their aid.

If you have not already sent me a record of
your family please do so at once, and if you
know anything of interest to the family jot it
down and send to me. I intend to publish all
records and interesting matter as received. Of
course it will be impossible to arrange them in
the form in which they belong, but when the
matter has all been gathered it can easily be
done. Please keep me pjsted on any deaths,
births, or marriages which occur in your fam-
ily. Now, friends, this little paper is devoted
to a noble family and a worthy cause; striving
to preserve the almost forgotten history of the
family. Are you helping? If not, now's the
time. Don't stop until a copy reaches each
family in the land.

CoDtioued on third page of cover.

TIha Ela^j^oiiiilhi IjIqcq:


Vol. 1. High Point, N. C. March '06. No. 2.

John E-IsLWorth'o ~Q.triJIy.

Micaiah and Mar; Hanorlb. born o
n county North Carolina. May z
.tid Suaaonah Hitchcock, of Rowa

1 John I-:awcr{h. C i
the old Haworth farm in
ir.'.s:dicd April 6. iSu.
county. Soo paao S January R ecord.

By occupation he was a farmer and mechan-
ic. He married at the age of thirty-one years.
He owned a farm on Abbott's creek and built
a small mill on that stream which has since
been rebuilt and has always borne the name
of "Howard's Mill," a name which seems to
have clung to the family since the first one
landed at Philadelphia with William Penn in
16')9. Just why they were called "Howard"
the writer has been unable to acertain. He has
examined old land grants and deeds dated in
17S4, some of which have the name written
"Hovi,-ard," proving beyond doubt that the
family were verbally called by that name, al-
though they invaribly wrote it Haworth.

Sometime during or before the year 1830 a
"y" was added to the name of the Southern
Haworths, making their name read Hayworth.
The Northern branch of the family, it seems,
never adopted this mode of spelling.

Thinking that perhaps a short sketch of the
old mills history would prove interesting I
submit the following: During the winter of

1796 John Haworth built a dam across Abbotts
creek at the place where the dam now stands.
A small corn mill was built about fifty yards
below this dam. This little mill, being one of
four which had been built in this portion of
Rowan county since 1750, had a large custom
and was still doinu duty at the death of its
owner in April 1814.

Sometime prior to this date, two of the four
mills mentioned above had ceased to grind the
corn of the settlers. The one built by the
Cridlet)Ough family, on the little stream to-
. day known as Cridlebough creek, a small tribu-
tary of Rich Fork creek, which was, without
doubt, the oldest of the four, had been closed
many years before the war of the Revolution.
Another small mill was built, by the writer's
father, about one half mile above the old site
on this same stream sometime during the 50s.
It received the unique name of '"Dustrious
Mill," which it retained as long as it steed.

The country wherein this mill stood being
exceedingly hilly and covered with a large and
dense growth of trees was made the rendez-
vous and camping ground of the Tory bands
of this and other sections during the war of
the Revolution.

During that perilous time bands of Tories

were scouring the country in all directions,

stealing, torturing, and in many instances,

murdering defenceless women and children.


Tradition to-day points out this spot as the
Tory camp. It was once heavily timbered
land, but is now cultivated. It is supposed
that the band buried all of their ill gotten
gains with the intention of digging them up
again at the close of the war; but the King's
army did not so easily conquer the struggling
patriots and all the Tory element were forced
to leave the State at the close of the war.
Tradition here says they had not the time to
gather up their treasures and were obliged to
leave them. The only undisputable evidence
to day produced in favor of this traditious tale
is the finding upon this old camp ground of a
lot of old pewter plates piled one upon anoth-
er, also a few old and very rusty gun barrels.

About eighty years after the close of the
war 'tis said one of the descendants of this
Tory band visited this community for the pur-
pose of locating the treasure, but the land
having been cleared he was unable to do so.
The only mark by which he was to be guided
was a rudely carved picture of a man upon the
bark of the tree by which the money was buri-
ed. This picture, tradition further says, was
carved with its head downward in order that
it might easily be found among all the other
pictures which had been carved upon the trees
by the boys of the surrounding country.

After John Haworths death his mill re-
mained in the p:)ssession of his widow for a-

bout six years and tlion passed into the liands
of the two oldest sons, Elijah and John Jr.
This occurred perliaps in 1S20. The custom
becominj; so jjreat in after years it was tlioujjht
best to build a lar-jer house and add a wheat
mill thereto. In former years both wheat and
corn were jjround in the same mill, the sepera-
tion of the bran from the flour beint; done by
the primitive method of hand boltinjj. In
order to jjet more pjwer from the limited wa-
ter supply it was tliou;^ht best to leuijthen the
race about one hundred yards. This was <lone
a short while after, and a larj^e frame house
was built which is still standing to day.

The little tub mill was changed into a saw
mill a short while previous to the buildintr of
the new house and all the material used there-
in was sawed there. In after years the mill
passed into the hands of John Franklin Ha-
worth, son of John Jr., and E. H. Haworth,
son of Alfred, and Capt. Wilson L. Cecil. A
lary:e enjjine and boiler was purchased, also a
new saw mill, ami all was arranjjed to be run
by either water or steam. It is one of two
buhr mills yet remaininsif in this section and
enjoys a very larjje patronajje. It is owned to
day by J. S. Spurtreon & Son, O. S. Craven
and C. A. Davis. It has now passed entirely
out of the Haworth family, havintj remained
in their possession for one hundred and eijjht


The followinc list of his family h« been compiled by >he .vrilet
from the only available dales in his possession. The old family bible
containinL.- ihe family record ivas taken br Mary or Alice when ihey
let. Nor.h Carolina. The descendanls of Mary. Alice. Newell or
Emsle.v. if any. are perhaps in Indiana or Iowa. The writer has
failed to find any of them, althonh he has made several attempts to
do so darinu the last seven years

John, (4) Micajah, (J5) Stephanus, (2)
Geortre, [l]

Children, fifth ( Jr


Kel). 7, 171,7; died .Vpril ij. iS6i.
May 27, i7i;S: " Dec. 6, ii-j4.
" Mar. 14, 1814.

June 24, iSSo.


Note.— Siephanu>, ihe second child of .Micajah and .Mary
Ilauorth, l.orn Jan, 1, 1767, (See |>.ii;c S January Record.')
Thur. far the wriier ha> h.-nn 10 liiid any descendants
of this man. Ii is known, however, that he was livinj; on
or near his lather's farm in the year iSoo. The « rilcr i«
inclined lo believe that when James Ilawonh moved to
Ohio in the year iSoo Slephanus went also. Kel.ecca
\Vrij;ht, an aj^ed lady Jnd the only living grand child of
.Micajah and Mary Haworth, informed the wriier several
years ago thai she had heanl her mother say that Stephanus
moved away to M.ami when she was young. Ily refering
10 page 15 January Record, we see that .Mary (Kchecca
Wright's tiiother) was born 17S7 making her 13 years of age
when this emigration occnred DouUiless .Stephanus' de-
cendants, if any, arcso day in Indiana or Ohio. Any in-
formation on this subject will be thankfully received by the


Letter from lanthus D, Coppock.

Wiishintcton, Kan., Feb. 27, l')06.
Sik:— I am a native of Miami county Ohio,
and a jjranii son of Elizabeth Hawortli, of the
family of which Mr. H. W. Hall wrote about
in January Rkcokli. In my chiUlhooci I per-
sonally knew live members of the family: John,
Joseph, Sampson, Samuel anil Elizabeth, the
last named beiiijj my trrand mother. She first
married William Eleman of which union three
children were born: William, James and Jane.
She then married John Davis and one child
was born whose name was Lydia, she was my
mother. Elizabeth married her third liusband,
Jessie Jones, but no children were born to
them. What I have written above is from
memory as I have no records or papers to aid
me. Enclosed find 50c for subscription to the
Record. Yours very respectfully,

Ianthus D. Coppock.

Letter from J^mes V/, doLWorth.

Weiser, Idahp., July 1'*, l')05.
Dear Sir: — Your letter written to my dau^rh-
ter Etta was refered to me to answer. In re-
gards to our family history I will say: My
grandfather, Jonathan Haworth, moved from
Ohio to Vermilion county 111. about the year
1820 and died there, leaving three sons: Peter,
Richard and James. Peter (my father) mar-
ried Matilda Shadley and to them were born


four children all of whom died before reachiny:
maturity except the writer, (James W. Ha-
worth ) and by a second marriage of my father
a half brother: Samuel R. who now lives at
La drande, (Vegan. Richard, (father's broth-
er) married Sarah Dukes and to this union
there were live chiUlren reaching maturity:
Louisa, James, Mary, John and Richard. Two
live in California an.l the others if living are
at or near Emp,)ria, Kansas. James died in
Vermilion county Illinois, without issue.

I was born in Wills (now Kankakee) coun-
ty Illini)is in 1847, later going to Vermilion
county to school at the Friends Vermilion
Seminary, and for a time living with John
Haworth \vh.) came from Tennessee or North
Carolina in an early day to Ridge farm. 111.

In 1S7.1 I married to Alveda Rice and
have four children living: Julius R.. Alma,
S.imuel E. and Etta. All of whom live here
on our farms. Fearing this may not be of

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