Here is some new info that Jason Wornstaff has shared with me and gave me permission to post on Genforum for everyone to see:
Noah is one of 10 children born to Rhoda Sperry and Daniel Wornstaff, Sr. (both buried in the cemetary in Westfield Township, west of Ashley Ohio known as Winsor Corners Cemetary along with 3 children and one grandchild) that included: Tabitha, Lewis, Martha,Catherine, Julia, Harvey, Noah, Peter, Catherine and Daniel,Jr.
Daniel, Sr. was born in 1794 in the Virginia Territory in the area known as Pendleton Co., West Virginia.He was the son of Henry Wornstaff and Sarah Evick, daughter of George and Eve Evick.I believe Sarah was the daughter of the local mayor of Franklin. henry and Sarah ran off and married then settled in Ohio. Most of these children were either born and buried in the counties of Ross, Morrow or Delaware.The cemetary names are Windsor, Ashley or Marlborough.
Additionally, Daniel, Sr's father Henry born about 1764 had at least one brother Lewis and lived in the area of Sweedland Hill and the Shenandoah Mountain of what is now Pendleton Co.. arrording to my data.It is probable that the father of Henry and Lewis owned land in the area.Sim's index of Land Grants of West Virginia lists several grants to men of the Wornstaff family although the name has several different spellings.In "History of Pendleton, West Virginia" by Oren F. Morton a list of names of people who were in the area prior to 1768 is givenand a "Wornstaff" is listed among them, possibly Henry and Lewis's father.
Henry with his wife emigrated to Ross County, Ohio and married a second wife, Elizabeth, in 1818. They had six children that included: williamm Susannah Wornstaff (Rakestraw), Catherine Wornstaff (Long), Phebe Wornstaff (Turnipseed), Daniel Sr., and Henry Jr. Daniel Sr. fought in the War of 1812.
By the way Henry's will states his name as Henry Wornstaff , but he signs the will in print and script as Heinrich Wornsdorf.
Regarding this info:This is more info than I have ever seen on Henry Sr., thank you Jason for sharing with us.We need to research more and see if we can pin down the dates better because the birth dates I have for Henry Sr.'s kids show them all born before 1818, which means that if Elizabeth is the mother than they were all born out of wedlock. It makes more sense that Sara would be their mother. Also the date of 1818 has also been shown for the marriage of Henry Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Wilges which cold be where the confusion comes in.Unless they were both married to an Elizabeth Wilgis which I doubt. The oldest children of Henry Jr. and Elizabeth Wilgis supposedly are James b. 1819 and William b. 1820 so if the marraige date of 1825 is correct for them then possible Henry Jr. was also married twice. Here is another twist, what if the oldest children of Henry Jr. and Elizabeth Wilgis are misplaced and they are actualy the children of Henry Sr. and his second wife Elizabeth. But,my sister has an obit for James Wornstaff in the Warnstaff family bible and written on it in pencil it says brother of John Wornstaff (our great great grandfather) John is the son of Henry Wornstaff Jr. and Elizabeth Wilgis. So it seems more likely that 1818 is the correct date for Henry Jr. & Elizabeth Wilgis. I hope you are all confused after reading this cause I know I am.
Marriage Index, Selected Counites, Ohio, 1789-1850, FamilyArchive, CD 4000000 ROSS COUNTY MARRIAGES Wilgiss, ElizabethOnstaff, Henry Sep 17, 1825 Wilgis, ElizabethWanstaff, Henry Sep 20, 1818