The name Worden (spelled Werden in ancient times) is a topographical name. It came from the fording place on the brook that forms the boundary between the Towns of Clayton and Leyland, Lancashire, England.
This account of one line of descent from Peter Worden, who founded this line of the Worden family in America, is based on the following sources:
Schunke, Marjorie W., A manuscript entitled “The Worden Family in Rhode Island.”
Bahn, Gilbert S., Oliver Norton Worden’s Family. (An unpublished book).
Worden, Oliver Norton, Some Records of Persons by the Name of Worden.
Worden, Mrs. Pat, Wordens Past. A quarterly newsletter (required reading for researchers interested in the Worden family).
In this account Amos Worden (5th Generation) is assumed to be the father of Thomas Worden because he is the only Worden in time and place capable of the act. This agrees with Bahn’s latest conclusions (not those voiced in his unpublished book) but remains to be proven. Regardless, Thomas Worden is still the great grandson of (Dr.) Samuel Worden, and the line of descent is basically correct.
The Worden family were occupying land in the Town of Clayton (now Clayton-le-Woods) Lancashire, England as early as 1190, according to Place Names of Lancashire, by Eilert Ekwall. TheCockersand Abbey land rental records indicate that Henry Werden was occupying land in the Town of Clayton in 1451. The earliest surviving Court Rolls of Clayton Manor (1574) contains the name William Werden and his son and heir, Robert Werden (William died that year). A William Werden was included in the Preston Guild Rolls of 1459, and Peter Werden and his son Peter Werden were on the Preston Guild Rolls as late as 1622. William Werden and his son Robert Werden were the grandfather and father of Peter Worden–the first of the Worden line in America.
“Worden Origins,” by George L. Bolton, which can be found in Volume VII, No. 3, through Volume VIII, No. 2, of Wordens Past, presents detailed documentation of the early Wordens of Clayton-le-Woods and the origin of the Family Name. Although the name Werden was not listed among the principal gentry of County Palatine and the Duchy of Lancashire, it was included in the list of those “who have arms but not residences.”
In a paper given on 22 and 23 April 1989 at Worden Hall, Worden Park, Leyland, England under the auspices of the University of Liverpool, George L. Bolton identifies the farm occupied by the Wordens as the parcel of land donated to the Cockersand Abbey by Gerald de Clayton between 1190 and 1210. In return the Cannons were to pray in perpetuity for the souls of the donors. Bolton states, “From the seventeenth century (and possibly before) to the nineteenth century the holding, with its farm house, was known as ‘Werdens oth’ Hole’ or ‘Werdens of the Sand Hole’ because of its geological characteristics. By the turn of this century it had become Hole House Farm. The farm house, a nineteenth century rebuild, was demolished a few years ago for housing development.” The Wordens rented the farm from the Cockersand Abbey for twelve pence per annum. The Abbey was dissolved about 1540. Junction 28 of the great North-South Motorway falls neatly within the boundary of the farm, although many of the streams which bounded the farm are now buried in pipes.
PETER WORDEN, the son of Robert Worden (b. 1534, d. 1580) and Isabel Worthington, was born about 1576 in Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England during the reigh of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 to 1603). He died in February 1639 at Yarmouth, Massachusetts. He was the first of the English to die in Yarmouth. He married Margaret Grice, daughter of Thomas and Alice Grice, and widow of Anthony Wall, about 1603, according to a 1607 Palatine Chancery Court action (PRO-PL6/1, No. 37). She was born between 1566 and 1571, probably in Warrington, Lancashire. She died early in 1612. She had five children by her first husband, who died in 1601.
Peter Worden was listed as “Gentleman” in several documents, and he was a member of the Town Council of Preston, Lancashire, England, which is located about five miles from Clayton. He was a “Foreign (outsider) Burgess” in Preston, and he leased a shop in the Guild hall, located next to the Preston Market Place, on 01 October 1617. He was last recorded in Preston on 21 January 1629, when, according to the early archives of Preston Borough, he loaned 8 shillings to the Borough for a project concerned with common lands.
In 1630 the Plague, which had already ravaged London, struck Preston, and 1069 people out of a population of 3000 died within the year. Peter Worden, his son, and their families probably left Preston because of the plague, as did many of the other survivors, because he next appears in the American Colonies in the mid 1630s. He was probably one of those who came “On Their Perticulers” (not belonging to any general group of emigrants from England sharing a common sectarian religion–such as the Pilgrims.)
It is believed that Peter Worden was first in Lynn, Massachusetts before moving to Yarmouth in 1639. In The History of Old Yarmouth, by Charles F. Swift, is the following: “At the extreme easterly part of the Town, Peter Worden [sic] the elder and younger have established themselves, in spite of the opposition of some of their associates, and here the former died the first year of settlement.”
Peter Worden’s will was probated on 05 March 1639. It is the first will printed in the Plymouth Court Records. A copy of the will remains in the Barnstable Probate Court. In his will Peter Worden left most of his real and personal property in both England and America to his son, Peter Worden. Both he and his son are buried in the Worden Cemetery, overlooking Cape Cod Bay. The cemetery is located on the south side of Route 6A in the Town of Dennis near the border of the Town of Brewster. Diectly across Route 6A, in a pasture, is a small foundation said to be from the house of the elder Peter Worden. The barn in the pasture is said to be built on the original foundation of the house of his son, Peter Worden.
1. Elizabeth,died in July 1635 in Kirkham, Lancashire. she had a child, John Lewis, Jr., out of wedlock, by John Lewis (a “King’s Preacher” who “fledd out of the country”). She married Hugh Swansey.
2. Bridget, died 19 November 1628 in Preston, according to the Preston Parish records. She was not married.
3. Peter, born in 1609 in Clayton-le-Woods, died in 1681 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, married Mary in England.
PETER WORDEN, the son of Peter Worden and Margaret (Grice) Wall, was born in 1609 in Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England. he died in 1681 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. He married Mary in England. She died about 1681.
Peter Worden was first recorded in New England on 02 June 1640. In 1643 he and fifty-one other men of the Yarmouth Company, all sixteen to twenty year old males capable of performing military duties, were directed to establish a place of defense against sudden assault. On 05 March 1667, he was fined 10 shillings for causing a disturbance at the meeting house at Yarmouth on the Lord’s Day. The disturbance consisted of sitting in a corner of the meeting house and conversing in a low tone during the service. On 05 April 1669, he bought a parcel of land from William Twing of Eastham, which he transferred to his son-in-law Kenelem on the same day–apparently as a dower for his daughter Mercy. Peter Worden was assessed a war tax (King Philip’s War) of 8 pounds, 2 shillings, 3 pence in 1676–one of the largest in the Town.
Peter Worden’s will, dated 09 January 1680 with a codicil dated 29 July 1680, was proved on 03 March 1681. His only son, Samuel, was named executor. The will is lengthy and detailed. his wife, Mary, survived him by six years. Her will is dated 06 March 1686. She left her Indian sqauw servant to her son, Samuel. She died on 25 March 1687 in Yarmouth. Both Peter worden and his wife, Mary, are buried in the Worden Cemetery in the Town of Dennis on Cape Cod (formerly the east end of Old Yarmouth).
1. Mary, born in 1639 in Yarmouth, died in 1723 in Yarmouth, buried in the Worden Cemetery on Cape Cod, married John Burge on 08 September 1657 in Yarmouth.
2. Mercy, born 1641 in Yarmouth, died 22 September 1688 in Yarmouth, buried in the Worden Cemetery on Cape Cod, married Kenelem Winslow, 2nd., on 23 September 1667.
3. Martha, born about 1643 in Yarmouth, died in 1725, married Joseph Severance.
4. Samuel, born about 1646 in Barnstable (now East Dennis), died 26 August 1716 in Stonington, Connecticut, buried in Wequetequoc Cemetery in Stonington, married Hopestill Holley.
5. , a daughter born on 10 February 1648.
(Dr.) SAMUEL WORDEN, the son of Peter Worden and Mary , was born in 1646 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. He died on 26 August 1716 in Stonington, Connecticut at seventy-one years of age. He married (1) Hopestill Holley, the daughter of Joseph Holley, Sr. and Rose Allen, in 1665. She was born in 1646 and died on 13 September 1715. he married (2) Frances West a few months after the death of his first wife, but he lived less than one year after the marriage. (Dr.) Samuel and his wife Hopestill are buried in the Wequetequoc Cove Cemetery in Stonington.
(Dr.) Samuel was the first male Worden born in America. He was a prominent physician and became a large landowner in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. On 06 June 1682, he requested permission to “take his freedom” (move to another town). He purchased his first land in Rhode Island in 1693. In 1695 he purchased 250 acres on what has become known as Worden’s Pond from Benedict and Josiah Arnold. On 12 February 1697, he sold the 150 acre Worden farm in Yarmouth to Isaac Chapman for 250 pounds, reserving “…one half akor of land…a buring place for my fathers posteretie fo rever lying for squere about the plase whear my father Werden was buried [the Worden Cemetery]… .” In 1709 he purchased land in Stonington, Connecticut near the Pawcatuck River. Upon his death, his widow, Frances, refused to administer his will, and the Court appointed his son Isaac Worden and james Rogers as administrators. Isaac died within two years, and his widow Rebekah fulfilled his obligations.
CHILDREN BY FIRST MARRIAGE
1. Peter, born in 1668 in Yarmouth, died 18 November 1732 in Warwick, Rhode Island, married his first cousin Mary Holley on 20 February 1693, she died in 1733.
2. Samuel, born in 1670 in Yarmouth, died about 1727, farmed south of Worden Pond, Rhode Island, married his first cousin Rose Holley in 1700.
3. Isaac, born about 1673 in Yarmouth, died in 1718 in Stonington, married Rebekah .
4. Thomas (Dr.), born in 1675 in Yarmouth, died 06 November 1759 in Norwich, Connecticut, married Sarah Butler on 09 December 1708 in Stonington.
5. Nathaniel (Dr.), born about 1679 in Yarmouth, died in 1738 in Greenwich, Connecticut, married Margaret
6. Rose, married Richard Partlow.
7. Hopestill, married her first cousin John Holley.
8. Mary, married Daniel Wilcox.
ISAAC WORDEN, the son of (Dr.) Samuel Worden and Hopestill Holley, was born about 1673 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. He died on 11 August 1718 in Stonington, Connecticut. He married Rebekah Richmond at Kings Town, Rhode Island. Rebekah was born in 1677 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island and died in 1735 in Kingstown.
On 18 September 1716, the Court appointed Isaac Worden, of Stonington, administrator of his father’s estate after his stepmother, Frances, refused the responsibility–having been married to (Dr.) Samuel for less than one year. Isaac died intestate two years after his father, before fulfilling his duties as administrator. Isaac’s widow Rebekah then fulfilled his responsibilities. Isaac’s estate, since he did not leave a will, was not settled until after Rebekah’s death (about 1735). Between 1735 and 1741, each of Isaac’s children signed a quitclaim deed to their brother William, probably to settle the estate.
1. Amos, born about 1695, was a cordwainer (leather worker) on 10 April 1738 when he signed a deed in Stonington.
2. William, born about 1698, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. He married Sarah Shelley in 1718 in Stonington. Sarah was born about 1698 in Stonington, and died on 12 August 1757 in Stonington. William died in 1790 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. William and Sarah had five children – William, Ebenezer, Benjamin, Isaac, and Nathaniel. William’s great-great-grandson was John Lorimer Worden (the Captain of the Union ship “Monitor” during the Civil War battle of the “Monitor and the Merrimac.”
3. Samuel, married Thankful Worden (Daughter of Dr. Nathaniel Worden) in Greenwich, Connecticut, resided in Rye, New York in 1741.
4. Isaac, married in 1729 in North Stonington, Connecticut, resided (probably) in Newport, Rhode Island in 1735.
5. Sarah, born 03 March 1703, married Joseph Pendleton on 9 January 1723, in Newport, Rhode Island, resided in Westerly, Rhode Island in 1738. Joseph Pendleton was born on 3 March 1702 in Westerly, Rhode Island and died in 1761 in Westerly. Sarah died in 1760 in Westerly.
6. Thomas, born about 1706.
7. Mary, married James Weeden, resided in Newport, Rhode Island in 1735.
8. Hopestill, married Caleb Weeden, cordwainer, resided in Newport, Rhode Island in 1735.
AMOS WORDEN, the son of Isaac Worden and Rebekah , was born about 1695, probably in Stonington, Connecticut. He was a cordwainer (a leather worker) in Newport, Rhode Island in 1738 when he deeded his share of his father’s estate to his brother William.
Gilbert S. Bahn, writes (in Worden’s Past), “If one reviews the record of the estates of the sons of (Dr.) Samuel Worden, one finds a single candidate in the line of Peter Worden of Yarmouth who may account for the first Wordens to appear near Pawling in Dutchess County, New York. This is Isaac’s son Amos, who left no record concerning residence at Newport, Rhode Island after 1738, when, at Stonington, he deeded to his brother William his share of his father’s lands. Amos was a cordwainer; Nathaniel of Dutchess County, New York was a cordwainer when he arrived there. I have already suggested that Thomas of Dutchess County was a son of Isaac’s son Amos.” Bahn also suggests that Thomas, Amos, Isaac, and Daniel were brothers. All four were on tax rolls around Pawling in the 1750s and 1760s.
1. Amos, born about 1715, died probably in 1769 in Dutchess County, on tax rolls in Dutchess County between 1756 and 1769.
2. Thomas, born about 1716 in Connecticut, died about the time of the American Revolution in Pawling, married Hopestill , on tax rolls in Dutchess County in 1764 and 1765.
3. Isaac, born about 1717 in Connecticut, on tax rolls in Dutchess County in 1755, was a cooper, enlisted 02 May 1761 in Captain Peter Harris’s Dutchess Company, was 5’8½” tall, with brown eyes and red hair.
4. Daniel, on tax rolls in Dutchess County in 1755.
THOMAS WORDEN, the son (probably) of Amos Worden and Rebekah , was born about 1716, probably in Connecticut. He died in Pawling, Dutchess County, New York about the time of the American Revolution, according to his grandson James Worden. He married Hopestill who died about 1795 in Pawling. Thomas lived in Greenwich, Connecticut when his son John was born in 1741. They moved to Pawling before 1764, where he was on the tax rolls in 1764 and 1765. He leased land adjacent to Whaley’s Pond.
1. Thomas, was married, and had children.
2. James, died near one hundred years of age in Windfall Settlement, between Ithaca and Elmira, New York, was married and had children.
3. Joseph, killed at the Battle of Brandywine during the American Revolution, was married and had children.
4. Shubael, killed at the Battle of White Plains during the American Revolution, was married and had children.
5. Gilbert, lost in the American Revolution.
6. John, (The Centenarian) born 27 March 1741 in Fairfield County, Connecticut, died 06 January 1842 in Wallkill, New York, buried in the Mapes Burying Ground near Howell’s Station with an inscribed headstone, married (1) Hannah Stark, (2) Preston, was a veteran of the American Revolution.
7. Charlotte, married Daniel Stark about 1795. They were the parents of Olive Stark who married James Worden, the son of Charlotte’s brother John.
JOHN WORDEN, the son of Thomas Worden and Hopestill , was born on 27 March 1741 in Fairfield County, Connecticut — in the area known as the “Horseneck” of Connecticut. He died on 06 January 1842 in Wallkill, New York and has become know as “John the Centenarian.” He was a cooper. He moved with his father to Pawling, Dutchess County, New York where he married (1) Hannah Stark, the daughter of Aaron Stark(1) and Margaret , on 02 October 1772 in Pawling. She died about 1810 in Dutchess County. Her father, Aaron, was killed in the Wyoming Massacre while his son watched. The son later died as a result of wounds received during the Massacre.
John Worden married (2) Preston, who also lived over one hundred years. John was her third husband. They moved to the Wyoming Valley in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Their home on “The Plains,” northeast of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was surrounded by so many houses belongin to his sons that the place was known as “Wordentown” in the 1820s. The Wordens were more zealous hunters than farmers. They were expert marksmen and fine athletes.
About 1836, after the death of his second wife, he went to live near his son in Wallkill, Orange County, New York. He was over one hundrend years old when he died. He is buried in the Mapes Burying Ground near Howell Station with an inscribed headstone.
John Worden served in the Army during the American Revolution. He enlisted about 01 September 1776 in Wilkes-Barre, and he served as a Private in Captain Samuel Ransom’s Independent Company of Connecticut Troops. He fought in the Battles of Millstone and Bound Brook, and in numerous skirmishes with British troops. He served until 20 April 1777 when he left to move his family out of the Wyoming Valley back to Dutchess County because of the Indian danger — leaving just before the Wyoming Massacre on 03 July 1778. He then served in the New York Militia until the end of the War. He returned to live in Wilkes-Barre in 1832, he was (at ninety years of age) the oldest man present. He applied for a pension on 05 September 1832. Three of his brothers were killed in the Revolutionary War.
CHILDREN BY FIRST MARRIAGE
1. Hopestill, born 02 Nobember 1773, died young.
2. Abrigail, born 23 December 1775, died young.
3. Thomas, born about 1779, married Polly Underhill, resided in Wallkill.
4. Joseph, born about 1781, married (1) Diadama Burch, (2) Deborah Burch, was a farmer at Ithaca, New York in 1870.
5. Sarah (Sally), born about 1783, married (1) Elijah Gould, (2) Roswell Hale.
6. Mary (Polly), born about 1787, married Fish.
7. John, born 21 February 1789, died 19 August 1861 in Wallkill, married Eleanor Underhill.
8. James, born 31 May 1791, died 04 August 1882, buried in West Pittston Cemetery, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with an inscribed headstone, married Olive Stark on 11 September 1817 in Pittston, Pennsylvania.
9. Jesse, born about 1793, married Anna Underhill, resided in Poughkeepsie, New York.
10. Xenophon, born about 1795, married (1) Crosburn, (2) Sally , resided in Ulster, Chemung, and Tompkins Counties, New York.
11. Daniel, born about 1797, married (1) Knight, (2) Mary .
12. Jemima, born about 1799, married Knight.
13. , died young.
14. , died young.
JAMES WORDEN , the son of John Worden and Hannah Stark, was born on 31 May 1791 in Dutchess County, New York. He died on 04 August 1882 and is buried in the West Pittston Cemetery, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with an inscribed headstone. He married Olive Stark, the daughter of Daniel Stark and Charlotte Worden, on 11 September 1817 in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1867. He was a cooper and farmer.
Olive Stark was born on 30 March 1799. She died on 24 December 1874 and is buried next to her husband in the West Pittston Cemetery with an inscribed headstone.
1. Miner , born 06 August 1819, died 19 October 1864, buried in the Arch School Cemetery, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania with an inscribed headstone, married Eliza Josephine Reynolds on 25 December 1845 in Nicholson, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.
2. George W., born 01 February 1822, married Elizabeth Jumper.
3. Cary, married (1) Harriet Lockwood, (2) Agnes Butterfield.
4. Hiram Birchard, born 08 November 1826, died in 1912, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Factoryville, Wyoming County, PA, married (1) Vangelia (Varney) Lockwood, (2) Mary Ann Miller, (3) Almira (Myra) Geer on 21 April 1889 in Hamilton, PA.
5. Hannah Stark, born 18 November 1828, married Brooks Campbell.
6. Benjamine Bailey, born 28 December 1832, died 13 February 1913 in Factoryville, PA, married (1) Lydia (Liddie) E. Stroh. She died 22 May 1872 at 32 yrs in Binghamton, NY. Married (2) Mrs. Lavina E. Caswell on 12 October 1873 in Binghamton, NY.
7. John W., born 15 February 1834, married Rebecca Oldershaw.
8. Louisa, born 15 March 1837, died 27 May 1855.
9. David Mills, born 06 August 1839, died 1922, married (1) Mary Jane (Jennie) Rennie on 02 May 1864. She was born in 1843 and died 31 July 1872. He married (2) Catherine Stark (1840-1902) on 09 September 1873 in Pittston, PA. All are buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, NY.
10. Sarah, born about 1842, died young.
MINER WORDEN , the son of James Worden and Olive Stark, was born on 06 August 1819 on “The Plains,” Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He died on 19 October 1864 in Nicholson Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. He married Eliza Josephine Reynolds (#446), the daughter of Robert Reynolds and Susannah Helen Capwell, on 25 December 1845 in Nicholson Township.
Miner Worden was a farmer near Lake Sheridan in Nicholson Township. He is buried in the Arch School Cemetery on Thomas Hill near Lake Sheridan with an inscribed headstone. His will, dated 19 October 1864 (on the day of his death), was probated on 16 May 1867. It is recorded in Will Book 2, page 478, in the Wyoming County Courthouse.
Eliza Josephine Reynolds(2) was born on 01 June 1823 in Pennsylvania. She died on 10 September 1906 in Nicholson Township. She married (2) Thomas Joyce on 20 January 1872. She is buried (as Eliza Worden) in the Arch School Cemetery without an inscribed headstone.
1. Leroy C., born about 1874, married Len Biddleman.
2. Olive, born about 1849, died about 1868.
3. Susan, born about 1850, died young.
4. Hiram Sutton(3)
, born 6 August 1851, died 02 March 1943, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Factoryville, Pennsylvania with an inscribed headstone, married Watie Gardner on 28 September 1879 in Factoryville.
5. Dora A., born 28 April 1853, died 26 August 1853, buried in Arch School Cemetery with an inscribed headstone. She was the twin sister of Delna.
6. Delna Adelia, born 28 April 1853, died in 1910, married Kennard Stark Miller, buried in West Pittston Cemetery.
7. Isabell E., born on 13 September 1854, died 28 June 1884, buried in Arch School Cemetery, married William Harrington.
8. Robert A., born about 1857, killed by a falling tree when twenty-four years old, buried in Arch School Cemetery.
9. Miner E., born in July 1861, died 10 June 1920 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, buried in Arch School Cemetery without a headstone, married (1) Elizabeth A. Rendle (#464), (2) Anna E. Kennerly.
10. Edson G., born about 1864, buried in Arch School Cemetery, married Caroline Wolfe on 04 November 1897.
MINER E. WORDEN, the son of Miner Worden and Eliza Josephine Reynolds, was born in July 1861 in Nicholson Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. He died on 10 June 1920 in Scranton, Pennsylvania and is buried in the Arch School Cemetery near Lake Sheridan in Nicholson Township without an inscribed headstone. He married (1) Elizabeth A. Rendle, the daughter of Thomas Rendle(4) and Ellen Hope(5), about 1883. He married (2) Anna E. Kennerly in 1915. He was a carpenter and builder in Scranton.
Elizabeth A. (Annie) Rendle was born on 31 May 1864 in Pittston, Pennsylvania. She died on 01 July 1909 in Scranton and is buried in the Rendle Family Plot in the West Pittston Cemetery without an individual headstone.
CHILDREN BY FIRST MARRIAGE
1. Leroy E., born in July 1885 in Scranton, died 18 March 1906 in Scranton, buried in the Rendle Family plot in the West Pittston Cemetery.
2. Ethel, born in 1887 in Scranton, died 16 December 1889 in Scranton, buried in the Rendle Family plot in the West Pittston Cemetery.
3. Floyd J., born in July 1891 in Scranton, died 21 March 1915 in Scranton, buried in the Rendle Family plot in the West Pittston Cemetery.
4. Helen Anne, born in July 1893 in Scranton, died 26 April 1912 in Scranton. Buried in the Rendle Family plot in the West Pittston Cemetery.
5. Miner B., born 04 March 1895 in Scranton, died 21 July 1935 in New York City, buried in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, New York with an inscribed headstone, married Charolette C. McGuire on 07 March 1916 in Warrior Run, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, served in the U.S. Army during World War I.
6. Annie A. (Nan), born 01 December 1896 in Scranton, died 25 November 1983 in Binghamton, New York, buried in Chenango Valley Cemetery, Broome County, New York with an inscribed headstone, married Walter G. Castle(6) on 04 September 1915 in Binghamton, New York.
7. MINETTA RENDLE (Etta), born 20 February 1898 in Scranton, died 11 June 1984 in Broome County, New York, buried in the Chenango Valley Cemetery, Broome County, New York with an inscribed headstone, married Clayton Wesley Coleman on 26 July 1920 in Greene, New York.
8. Wahneta E., born in January 1900 in Scranton, died young in a fall from a high chair.
MINETTA RENDLE WORDEN , the daughter of Miner E. Worden and Elizabeth A. Rendle, was born on 20 February 1898 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She died on 11 June 1984 in the Town of Chenango, Broome County, New York and is buried in the Chenango Valley Cemetery, Broome County, New York with an inscribed headstone. She married Clayton Wesley Coleman on 26 July 1920 in the Village of Greene, Chenango County, New York.
Minetta (Etta) Worden was a housewife and mother. She lived most of her married life in Binghamton, New York with her husband and family. She maintained a happy, dignified home, and she was always concerned about the welfare of her husband and children. She was always there, always cared, and was always a lady. She was the mother of three children.
1. Three Generations of Wordens married descendants of Aaron Stark. See The Aaron Stark Family, by Charles R. Stark. (See Below)
2. For the Ancestry of Eliza Josephine Reynolds, see The Capewell and Capwell Families, by Clarence L. Capwell, and Genealogies of Four Revolutionary Soldiers of North Eastern Pennsylvania [Capwell, Colvin, Phillips, and Reynolds], compiled by John Graham Wilson.
3. Hiram served as a Private in Troop C (under the command of Captain Emil Adams) in Lt. Colonel E.A. Carr’s Regiment of the 5th Cavalry of the U.S. Army during the campaign against the Apaches of Arizona in 1873 and in the campaign against the northern Cheyennes and Sioux in 1876. He was honorably discharged and he, and later his widow, received veteran’s pensions, was a veteran of many campaigns in the Indian Wars on the western plains, having served under George W. Custer during part of his service in the U.S. Army from 1872 to 1877 — obviously prior to Custer’s last Stand at the Little Bighorn in 1876.
4. Thomas Rendle was the son of John Rendle and Mary . He was born on 18 December 1834 in England. He died on 03 September 1910 in Pittston, Pennsylvania and is buried in the family plot in the East Pittston Cemetery.
5. Ellen Hope was the daughter of Finian Hope (born in England) and Emaline Price (born in New York). she was born on 12 December 1845. She died on 01 September 1916 in Pittston, Pennsylvania and is buried in the Rendle Family plot in the East Pittston Cemetery. Her will is dated 08 November 1910, is in Book 36, page 440, in the Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Her will mentions her grandchildren by name.