Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mattie G. Worthington, 1845-1865

In THE GENEALOGY OF THE WORTHINGTON FAMILY, we read that Martha, known fondly as "Mattie," was the daughter of David S. Worthington and Emily Temperance Spalding Worthington. She was born on August 9, 1845. Sadly, Mattie Worthington died at the age of 19 on March 30, 1865. She was laid to rest in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Below is a closer view of the inscription on Mattie's tombstone:

The inscription reads:

Sweet is the slumber beneath the sod
While the pure spirit is resting with God.
         Peacefully sleep.


Nancy said...

I love some of the epitaphs on old gravestones. I wish they did it more often these days.

Was Mattie related to the Worthingtons who founding Worthington, Ohio?

Dorene from Ohio said...


I suspect Mattie was related to the Worthingtons who founded Worthington, Ohio, but I haven't had time to track down all the connections yet!