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Thomas Wadsworth (b. 1771) (m.) Jane Best (b 1820) (PA USA)

Thomas Wadsworth (b. 1771) (m.) Jane Best (b 1820) (PA USA)

Posted: 12 May 2005 8:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 May 2005 10:30AM GMT
Surnames: Wadsworth, Best
someone told me that Thomas Wadsworth b. 1771 was married Jane Best b 1820. I find the age difference hard to believe. They lived in Pennsylvania. Can anyone help clarify?

Re: Thomas Wadsworth (b. 1771) (m.) Jane Best (b 1820) (PA USA)

Jennifer Kirsopp (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jun 2005 9:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wadsworth, Fry, Smith
I have been working on this line. From what I have Jane was Thomas' second wife. I am trying to determine who all of his children were. I have a Mary Wadsworth b. May 27, 1807. I am trying to determine if Thomas was her father. Mary was from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She resided in Derry Township. I have made the assumption that Thomas may be her father since I have found him in the Derry Township Census' from 1830 to 1860. Also, I assume that she may have named her first son after her father.

Mary married Samuel Fry who was born about 1806 They had the following children...

Thomas Fry b. about 1831
Samuel H. Fry b. September 01, 1835
Margaret Fry b. May 1836

After Samuel's death Mary married William Smith b. June 11, 1772, and had the following children...

David Filmore Smith b. August 16, 1843
Daniel W. Smith b. about 1846
Harmon Smith b. about 1848


census info: Thomas Wadsworth (b. 1771) (m.) Jane Best (b 1820) (PA USA)

Jennifer Kirsopp (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jun 2005 9:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Jun 2005 11:28AM GMT
Surnames: Wadsworth, Best
Here is some census information that I found to support that Jane was in fact Thomas' wife...

1850 Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Census

Thomas Wadsworth 80 Shoemaker Pennsylvania
Jane Wadsworth 35 Pennsylvania
Issac Wadsworth 7 Pennsylvania
Sarah Wadsworth 5 Pennsylvania
David Wadsworth 1 Pennsylvania

Page: 393
Roll: M432_837


1860 Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Census

Thomas Wadsworth Household

Thomas Wadsworth 90 Shoemaker
Jane Wadsworth 45
Isaac Wadsworth 18 Shoemaker
Sarah Wadsworth 15
David Wadsworth 10
Nancy Wadsworth 7

Post Office: Bradenville
Roll: M653_1195
Page: 244
Year: 1860


Posted: 22 Jun 2005 8:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2005 5:10PM GMT
Thanks for the info. Maybe now I can get somewhere!!

Nancy Forsythe

Re: Thomas Wadsworth (1770-1864) b Hartford Co, MD d Derry Twp, PA (m.) Jane Best (b 1820) (PA USA)

Posted: 29 Oct 2006 6:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Oct 2006 7:18PM GMT
Surnames: Wadsworth, Miller, Best, Wiley, Nickels, Nichols, Henderson, Mitchell
This is my line! As you can see, my dates are a little bit different. I have no info on Jane Best other than that she is buried in Pershing Cem, which I believe is in Bradenville, PA. Thomas Wadsworth b 1770 and died July 1864 is also buried same cem. According to my records, too, Jane was his 3rd wife. Thomas Wadsworth's parents were Thomas Wadsworth b 14 Mar 1747 in Hartford Co, MD and he m. Mary Wiley on 18 Aug 1768, nothing further known about Mary. Thomas b 1747 d 1821. The father of Thomas b 1747 was Thomas Wadsworth birthdate unkown and his mother was Rebecca Passmore. Nothing further known of these last two, but Thomas b 1770 and Jane Best had a daughter Nancy Catherine Wadsworth b 1851 in Derry Twp, PA who died in 1935.Nancy Catherine Wadsworth married Sampson P Miller b 10 Apr 1846 in Derry Twp, PA. Sampson d 1915. Sampson & Nancy both buried in Cole's Cem, Derry, Westmoreland Co, PA .They had a son named Sampson Peter Miller b 31 Mar 1889 in Derry, PA who died 1978 in Latrobe, Pa, who married Anna Florence Nickels/Nichols. These last two were my paternal grandparents, and they aAre both buried in Unity Cem, Unity Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA

Anybody who can fill in the holes on Jane Best the wife of Thomas b 1770, or Rebecca Passmore and Thomas Wadsworth, the parents of Thomas b 3/19/1747, please contact me! If you need more info on any of the people I mentioned in his down-line, I can probably help you.
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