Person:Thomas Worthington (9)

Gov. Thomas Worthington
m. bef. 24 November 1759
  1. Mary Worthington1757 - 1837
  2. William WorthingtonAbt 1766 - 1801
  3. Gov. Thomas Worthington1773 - 1827
  • HGov. Thomas Worthington1773 - 1827
  • W.  Eleanor Swearingen (add)
  1. Sarah Worthington1800 - 1877
Facts and Events
Name Gov. Thomas Worthington
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][4] 16 Jul 1773 Jefferson, Virginia (now West Virginia)
Death[2][4] 20 Jun 1827 New York City, New York, United States
Burial[3][4] Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States
Reference Number? Q368387?

Sixth Governor of Ohio, U.S. Senator from 1801-1807. Brother of Mary Worthington, wife of Ohio's first Governor, Edward Tiffin.


WORTHINGTON, Thomas, a Senator from Ohio; born in Jefferson County, Va. (now West Virginia), on July 16, 1773; completed preparatory studies; went to sea; studied surveying; moved to Ross County, Ohio, in 1796; member of the first and second Territorial legislatures 1799-1803; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1803; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from April 1, 1803, to March 3, 1807; member, State house of representatives 1807; again elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Return J. Meigs, Jr., and served from December 15, 1810, until December 1, 1814, when he resigned, having been elected Governor; Governor of Ohio 1814-1818; canal commissioner from 1818 until his death; member, State house of representatives 1821-1822; died in New York City on June 20, 1827; interment in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. 4

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Thomas Worthington (governor). See also his biography in Ohio History Central.

  1. Cole, Frank Theodore. Thomas Worthington of Ohio: Founder, Senator, Governor and First Citizen. (Columbus, Ohio, 1903)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas Worthington, in Ohio History Central.
  3. Thomas Worthington's tombstone and memorial page, in Find A Grave.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Thomas Worthington, in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.