42. Documentation for John Drysdale
(Bef 1793 to Aft 1840)
father of Julia Ann Drysdale
(27 Jan 1814 to 10 Apr 1856)



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John Drysdale probably was born before 1793, in ?.
(1)

His parents may have been.(
2)

Census records and other material obtained from limited research into the matter indicate the possibility that a James, John, and Mary "Polly" Drysdale might be brothers and sisters.
(3)

A John Drysdale and James Drysdale witnessed a will on March 29, 1816, for Henry Boyals of Campbell County, Kentucky, wife's name was Martha.
(4)

The 1830 census records for John Drysdale and his presumed brother, James Drysdale, indicate that only John Drysdale had any children living with him and his wife, Martha McLaughlin, in 1830.
(5) It seems probable therefore that Julia Ann Drysdale was a daughter of John Drysdale and his wife Martha McLaughlin.

Additional information on the Drysdales indicate that a Rachael Ann Drysdale, born Sept. 29, 1820, in Campbell County, Kentucky, probably was a sister or cousin to Julia Ann Drysdale. Rachael married Sandford David Turner in Rushville, Indiana, on February 15, 1838.(
6)

Two Internet surname forums indicated a connection between a Collins and a Drysdale. One source indicated a Martha Drysdale married James Collins on January 14, 1850, while a second source indicated a Huey Drysdale, who was born in Kentucky and who moved to Indiana, married a Mandy J. Collins. Both sources appeared to make a connection to the Drysdale ancestors of Julia Ann Drysdale and possibly identify two other cousins or siblings of Julia Ann Drysdale. However, no marriage records for either couple have been found in Indiana or Kentucky.
(7)

Undocumented information received by Curtis Older indicated, "I, too, am looking for Drysdales in Rush Co. I have 3 Drysdale sisters who married in Rush Co. Rachel married Sanford Turner-15 Feb 1838, Julia married John Worth-5 June 1837, and Martha married James Collins-14 Jan 1850. They were the daughters of John & Martha McGlaughlin Drysdale, who were married 15 Feb 1809 in Montgomery Co, KY."
(8)

Census and other information obtained on a William Drysdale indicates that he probably was a brother or cousin of Julia Ann Drysdale. William Drysdale was born in Kentucky, August 28, 1815, and died April 7, 1898, age 82 years, 8 months. He was buried at the Morris Cemetery located 3 miles north of Adrian, Missouri.
(9)

William Drysdale married Elizabeth Earnest March 23, 1837, in Rush County, Indiana.
(XY) (Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850, Last Name: DAYSDAL, First Name: WILLIAM, Spouse- Last Name: EARNEST, Spouse- First Name: ELIZABETH, County: Rush, Date: 3-23-1837.)


Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry F. Earnest and Hannah Bitner. She was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, on June 10, 1820. She died November 11, 1879, in Bates County, Missouri, at age 58.
(10) William Drysdale indicated in the 1880 U. S. Census for Missouri that his father's birthplace was Virginia and that his mother's birthplace was Kentucky.

William Drysdale and family lived next to John Worth according to the 1840 Daviess County, Indiana, census, and John Drysdale and family lived very close to John Worth as well.(12) 

Additional research and data is needed to determine conclusive answers as to the identity of the ancestors and brothers and sisters of Julia Ann Drysdale.

There is evidence the parents of Julia Ann Drysdale were John Drysdale and Martha McLaughlin.

The 1850 census records a Martha Drysdale living with a Susannah Underwood and Robert Underwood in Daviess County, Indiana.
(21) Susannah Underwood probably was a daughter of Martha (McLaughlin) Drysdale and John Drysdale. A Susannah Drasdale married Robert Underwood on February 10, 1849, in Daviess County, Indiana.(22) The John Drysdale household living in Daviess County, Indiana, near to John Worth in 1840 certainly appear to have been John Drysdale and the former Martha McLauglin who married in Kentucky in 1809. Susannah (Drasdale) Underwood appears to have been another sister of Julia Ann Drysdale. The preceding discussion certainly indicates the mother of Julia Ann Drysdale was named Martha, not Mary.

A Campbell County, Kentucky, marriage record was found for an Allen Hiatt and Polly Drysdale. The marriage date was May 3, 1817.
(24) Also found was a genealogy listing that gave the name of the spouse of Allen Hiatt as Mary "Polly" Drysdale.

The 1840 Indiana census for Davies County lists Allen Hyatt as living near to John Drysdale as well as near Sandford Turner, William Drysdale, Seth Worth, David German, and John Worth.
(28)

As previously indicated, John Worth and Julia Ann (Drysdale) Worth and their children lived in Daviess County, Indiana, in 1840, as did a number of individuals related to them.
(31) Sanford Turner, husband of Rachel Drysdale, appears in the 1840 Daviess County, Indiana, census.(32) David German, a brother-in-law of John Worth, lived next to Sanford Turner in 1840.(33) Mary Polly Drysdale and her husband, Allen Hyatt, lived in Davies County in 1840.(34). John Drysdale appears in the 1840 Daviess County, Indiana, census as living very near Allen Hyatt.(35) William Drysdale, probably a brother of Julia Ann Drysdale, lived next to John Worth in 1840.(36)

REFERENCES

1. Tombstone of Julia A. Worth in the Old Boggstown Cemetery, Boggstown, Shelby County, Indiana. The inscription on the tombstone reads, "JULIA A. Wife of JOHN WORTH DIED April 10 1856 Aged 40 Yrs 2 mo & 13 ds." This inscription was barely visable when photographed on August 26, 2000, by Curtis L. Older. The cemetery was vandalized sometime before the picture by Curtis L. Older was taken of the tombstone. However, the inscription was confirmed by John German of Wanamaker, Indiana, who visited the cemetery in the 1960s and wrote down the inscription at that time, which was before the cemetery was vandalized and the tombstone broken.

2. Kentucky, Montgomery County, Marriage Records, February 15, 1809, John Drysdale and Martha McGlaughlin.

3. 1810 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Montgomery County, Township - Not Stated, Roll M252_7, Page 371, Image 387, James Drisdale household; 1820 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Campbell County, Covington Township, Roll M33_20, Page 19, Image Number 25, James Drysdale household; 1820 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Montgomery County, Township Not Stated, Roll M33_25, Page 283, Image Number 155, James Drisdale household; 1830 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Montgomery County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 40, Page 30, James Drysdale household; 1820 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Campbell County, Covington Township, Roll M33_20, Page 19, Image Number 25, John Drisdale household; 1830 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Montgomery County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 40, Page 30, John Drysdale household; 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Daviess County, Township Not Stated, Roll 77, Page 42, John Drysdale household; Kentucky, Montgomery County, Marriage Records, February 15, 1809, John Drysdale and Martha McGlaughlin.

4. Henry Boyals - of Campbell County, Kentucky, dated: March 29, 1816, wife - Martha, witnesses - John Drysdale and James Drysdale, Will Book A, 1787-1821, Campbell County Court House, Alexandria, Kentucky.

5. 1830 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Montgomery County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 40, Page 30, John Drysdale household; 1830 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Montgomery County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 40, Page 30, James Drysdale household.

6. Indiana, Rush County, Marriages, February 15, 1838, Sanford David Turner and Rachel Ann Drysdale.

7. "Just found out my great-great grandfather's name was Huey (Hugh?) Drysdale. Records state he was born in or from Kentucky and married a women named Mandy Collins born in Indiana. Could this be your Hugh? My name is Beth Drysdale Pribble, I live in Indiana and my e-mail address is prib40@hotmail.com"; second message from unknown sender.

8. Genealogy forum a message from Susan Lederer. No documentation provided to substantiate the claims made by Susan Lederer.

9. E-mail to Curtis Older from Beth Drysdale Pribble. "My great great grandfather was William Drysdale born in Montgomery County,Kentucky,August 28th,1815. He married Elizabeth Earnest in March,1837 in Rush County,In. (she was from Sevier County,Tennessee). I have the family tree on down from there and can't find Julia. I live in Kennard, Indiana. That is only 20 min. from Rushville, IN Rush County. If I can help your research IN ANY WAY please let me know!! Beth"

10. Cemetery Records of Bates County, Missouri Volume III.

11. Cemetery Records of Bates County, Missouri Volume III.

12. 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Daviess County, Township Not Stated, Roll 77, Page 34, William Drysdale household and John Worth household.

13. Indiana, Rush County, Marriages, June 5, 1837, John Worth and Julia Ann Drysdale, p. 4:327.

14. Peoples' Directory of Business and Religious Directory of Montgomery County, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House, 1874, 400 pages, IR 977.201, m787, lists John Worth on page 392, blacksmith and wagon maker, born in N.C. 1817, settled in M. C. 1858 Dem, Clawser's Mills; U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Montgomery County, Madison Township, post office - Linden, family number 0161, dwelling number 0166, John Worth age 42, born in North Carolina.

15. The English ancestry of the Worth family is presented in A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Families by Carol Clark Johnson. A caveat on the latter source is its sporadic documentation and its reliance upon heralds' visitations. An unpublished, but important source of Worth family information is the William C. Folger records of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts families in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association. Consisting of three large handwritten ledgers, the Folger collection is criticized for its inaccuracies and total lack of documentation, however, the very age of this effort, which began before the Civil War, gives it its own value as evidence. See Genealogical Records of Nantucket Families, William C. Folger, MS, 3 vols., Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA, vol. 3, p. 2,077; also see "Joseph and Lydia (Gorham) Worth of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Their Wandering Children", Elizabeth Pearson White, C.G, F.A.S.G, F.N.G.S., and Edwin W. Coles, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 76 (December 1988), pp. 275-77.

16. Genealogical Records of Nantucket Families, William C. Folger, MS, 3 vols., Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA, vol. 3, p. 2,077.

17. Ibid; Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, William Wade Hinshaw, (1936, rpt, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969), Page: 1:846.

18.
U. S. Census of Indiana, 1840, Davies County, p. 64, John Worth, Free White Males - under 5 years of age - 1, age 20 and under 30 - 1, Free White Females - age 5 and under 10 - 1, age 20 and under 30 - 1, Total people in family = 4, Persons employed in Agriculture = 1, Number of white persons over age 20 who cannot read and write = 2.

19. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, John Worth household.

20. Genealogical Records of Nantucket Families, William C. Folger, MS, 3 vols., Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA, vol. 3, p. 2,077; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, John Worth household.

21. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Davies County, Washington Township, Roll M432_140, Page 112, Dwelling #395, Family #395, Robert Underwood household.

22. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Microfilm #1433573, Robert S. Underwood, Mrs. Susannah Drasdale, February 10, 1849, Daviess County, Indiana.

23. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, John Worth household.

24. Kentucky, Campbell County, Marriage Records, May 3, 1817, Allen Hiatt and Polly Drysdale.

25. "I am looking for the family of Allen Hiatt/Hyatt who married Mary "Polly" Drysdale 3 May, 1817 in Campbell Co. KY. Allen was born ca. 1797 in PA. His parents were William and Elizabeth "Betsy" Thatcher Hiatt. My Hiatt family came from PA, NC, VA to OH in 1808-10. They stayed in OH and moved several times ending up at Cincinnati OH and crossed into Campbell County ca. 1817 where two of the children married. Allen HIATT b. ca. 1797 m. Mary "Polly" DRYSDALE 3 May 1817. Stephen HIATT b. ca. 1798 m. Lucy MORRIS 6 Dec. 1817. Nancy HIATT b. ca. 1803 m. Landon BONHAM 3 August 1818. Then the family moved on to Greenup County ca. 1820-27 as that is when the others married. Sallie/Sarah HIATT b. ca. 1805 m. Jeremiah RICE 24 March, 1824. Elizabeth "Betsy" HIATT b. ca. 1807 m, Jesse Griffith 21 Aug. 1827. John HIATT b. c. 1809 m. Mahala BRAMMER 16 July, 1830. All the last 3 marriages occurring in Greenup Co. KY. Vivian at e-mail: VMcca43559@aol.com."

26. 1820 U. S. Census for Kentucky, Fleming County, Township Not Stated, Roll M33_21, Page 43, Image 50, Allen Hiatt household, Free White Males - under 10 years - 1, of 16 and under 26 years - 1, Free White Females - under 10 years - 2, of 26 and under 45 years - 1, number of persons engaged in agriculture - 1.

27.
1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Township Not Stated, Roll 26, Page 278, Allen Hiatt household, Free White Persons - Males of 5 and under 10 - 1, of 30 and under 40 - 1, Females under 5 years of age - 1, of 5 and under 10 - 2, of 10 and under 15 - 1, of 30 and under 40 - 1.

28. 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Daviess County, Township Not Stated, Roll 77, Page 42, Allen Hyatt houshold, Free White Persons - Males 15 and under 20 - 1, 40 and under 50 - 1, Females 10 and under 15 - 2, 20 and under 30 - 1, 50 and under 60 - 1.

29. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Rush County, Jackson Township, Roll M432_170, Page 556, Dwelling #52, Family #54, John Worth household.

30. "I am a descendent of JOSIAH HIATT. Vivian at VMcca43559@aol.com"

31. 1840 U. S. Census of Indiana, Davies County, p. 64, John Worth.

32. Ibid, Sanford Turner, p. 32, line 27, 2-0-0-0-1, 0-0-0-1.

33. Ibid, David German, p. 32, line 26, 2-1-1-0-0-1, 1-2-1-0-1.

34. Ibid, Allen Hyatt, p. 80, line 8, 0-0-0-1-0-0-1, 0-0-2-0-1-0-0-1.

35. Ibid, John Drysdale, p. 80, line 11, 0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1, 0-0-1-1-1-0-1.

36. Ibid, Wm Drysdale, p. 64, line 9, 1-0-0-0-1, 0-0-0-1.

37. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Rush County, Jackson Township, John Worth, p. 556.

38. Newspaper Division of the Indiana State Library, National Volunteer, (Shelbyville, Indiana), microfilm copy, September 3, 1854.

39A. Tombstone, Julia A., Wife of, John Worth, DIED, April 10, 1856, Aged, 40 Yrs 2 mo., & 13 ds., Old Boggstown Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana.

39B. Shelby County, Indiana, Marriages, January 1, 1857, John Worth and Mary Jane (Lemon) Stephens. She was born October 10, 1824 at Akron, Ohio, and died October 22, 1913, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

40. Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificate, Mary J. Worth, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, October 22, 1913.

41. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Montgomery County, Madison Township, post office - Linden, family number 0161, dwelling number 0166, John Worth age 42; U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, Hendricks County, Middle Township, Pittsborough, family number 0823, dwelling number 0823, John Worth age 42.

42. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1870, Montgomery County, Sugar Creek Township, post office Darlington, enumerated June 17, 1870, John Worth age 52.

43. Letter from John Worth (New Ross, Indiana) to Hiram C. Worth (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1 February 1886. Original letter at Hege Library, Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. Transcript of letter dated January 1915, made from original letter on loan from Laura D. Worth of Guilford College to Herbert Folger, California Mayflower Society Historian. A copy of the transcript was in the lineage documents of Arlie L. Rigsbee, General Number 4071, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts.