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Brief Biography of John Worthen who Arrived in Utah in 1852

by Zenna Worthen Buttle – Granddaughter John Worthen was born 22 July, 1817 at Northwich, Cheshire, England. He was the son of Richard Worthen and Mary Cowap. He had seven brothers and sisters. Their names are Samuel Richard, William, James, Robert, Richard 2nd, Joseph. ┬áThe sisters are Jane and Mary Worthen. Richard, the father of John, was a shoemaker by trade. Richard’s father was Richard Nicols, a soldier who died in Foriegn Wars while fighting under the British Flag. Richard’s […]

Biography of Samuel Worthen

Written by Elizabeth Worthen Henderson of Panguitch, Utah Samuel Worthen, the son of Richard Worten and Mary Cowap, was born December 21, 1825 at Northwich, Cheshire, England. When a boy about ten years of age, he went as an apprentice to learn the trade of a mason, and through his training he became a master mechanic of the trade. He, in connection with his Mother, brothers and sister, emigrated from England to the United States when he was a young […]

Letter from Elmer C. Anderson seeking information about John Madison Chidester

Members of the Chidester and allied families. Dear folks: I think that you either know me personally or have heard of Thelma Chidester Anderson and myself and so we need very little introduction. However, if you haven’t heard of us, Thema’s father was John Nicoll Chidester and mother Mary Elizabeth Workman Chidester. As a hobby, I started writing a history of the Chidester Family in America about fifteen years ago. Today I have amassed a collection of over 14,000 Chidester, […]