An American Family History

James Haworth


The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.

James Haworth was born in 1719 in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

He married Sarah Wood on November 3, 1743 at Smith River Meeting, Frederick County, Virginia. Sarah was born on November 11, 1720.

Richard Haworth (1744, married Ann Dillon, daughter of William Dillon),
Jemima Haworth (1745, married John Wright),
George Haworth (1749, married Susannah Dillon),
James Haworth, Jr. (1752, married Mary Reece/Rees),
Elizabeth Haworth (1754),
Sarah Haworth (1755, married Peter Dillon).

They were members of Buckingham Monthly Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

In 1739 they moved to Frederick County, Virginia were they were members of Hopewell Monthly Meeting. In 1750 they signed Joseph Lupton's marriage certificate.

He settled near his brothers, Stephanus and Absalom, and his uncle, Robert Scarborough, on Apple Pie Ridge.In November, 1752 James had 227 acres on both sides of Great Spring Branch of Back Creek and North Mountain, in Frederick County.

James died on October 10 1757 about the time his family was driven off their farm by Indians, near Hopewell, Frederick County, Virginia. The new widow Sarah Haworth, received 3 of the 35£ sent for relief by the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. James' estate was appraised on April 30, 1759.

Sarah married Peter Ruble in 1759 and was disowned at Hopewell on December 24, 1759.

In February, 1768 Sarah, Peter and the Haworth children removed to Bush River Monthly Meeting, Newberry County, South Carolina.

Sarah died on June 20, 1769.

Apple Pie Ridge Road is in Frederick County, Virginia. In 1751 Quaker families settled along Ridge Road. The road became known as Apple Pie Ridge Road when Hessian soldiers, captured during the revolution, would go to the ridge to eat the apple pies baked by the Quakers.

European and indiginous American fought fierce battles as the Europeans expanded their territory.


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