JOHN H. WORTHINGTON, farmer, P. 0. Plain City, was born in Connecticut August 25, 1825; he is a son of Elias
and Althea (Howe) Worthington. His education was obtained in the common schools and at Jefferson High School. In
early life, he learned the cabinet maker's trade; he was also a wagon maker, which business he followed with more
than average success. He was a mechanic from seventeen to twenty eight years of age, when he was obliged by poor
health to abandon his trade, In 1851, he married Candace Smith, a native of Darby Township, and a daughter of Richard
and Betsey (McCloud) Smith. Her grandfather. Samuel Smith, or Eider Smith, as he was called, was a pioneer minister,
who came to Madison County and raised a large family, of whom two sons, John and James, were among the most prominent
farmers of the county, James, the only survivor of the two, was born in Vermont September 23, 1793, was a soldier
in the war of 1812, and now resides with his only son, James S., in Union County, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs, Worthington
have had seven children, viz, Ida, wife of Thomas K. Sherwood, of Franklin County, Ohio; Eva, wife of E. S. Converse;
John Charles, Herbert, Althea, Myra L. and Harry. Mr. and Mrs. Worthington are members of the Universalist Church.
He is a Republican in politics. They own and reside on a good farm of 280 acres in the township.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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