Walter Woodworth (the first in my family to go to the new world) originally came to America in or around the time of the Mayflower (1628-1630).It is not known if he went alone or with his parents and siblings.
His family was originally from Lancaster, England where they were known as Woodward, and not Woodworth (which came about when Walter came to America).
Walter settled in Scituate, MA. and married Elizabeth Rogers.
They had 11 children: Thomas, Ben, Sarah, Elizabeth, Walter, Joseph, Mary, Martha, Isaac, Mehitable, and Abigail.
Joseph Woodworth was the next to continue the lineage,he was born in Scituate, MA in 1644.He married Sarah Stockridge and had 9 children: Joseph, Mary, Margaret, Ben, Sarah, Elizabeth, Eunice, Abigail, and Ruth.
Joseph died in 1718.
Joseph Woodworth JR. was the next,he was also born in Scituate, MA on March 19, 1670.
He married a woman by the name of Rachel (her surname is unknown).They had only 2 children: Joseph and Jedediah.It is unknown when Joseph died.
Jedediah was next,he was born in Compton, Rhode Island on Feb. 1, 1699.He married Margaret Torrey and had 7 children: Amey, Constant, Ben, William, Jedediah, Amey (2), and Margaret.Jedediah died on November 11, 1777.
The next was William Woodworth.He was born October 3, 1732 in Norwich, CT.He married Sarah Blackmore and had 7 children: Elizabeth, William, Tim, Alexander, Leonard, Blanch, and Lemuel.
William died a little after 1767 and Sarah died Nov, 10, 1767.
Next was Alexander who was born on July 19, 1760 in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia.His first wife, Polly Hubbard, whom he had only one child with: Polly. Polly Hubbard died on Dec. 5 1795.
Alexander married again to Eunice Bill. They had two children: Eli and (Washburn)George.Eunice didn't live long either.She died also on Dec. 5, except in 1804.
Alexander went on to marry a third time to Sally Bowman whom he had 3 children with: Betsy, Eunice and Leonard. Sally Bowman died on June 23, 1858.It is not known when Alexander died.
Next was (Washburn) George Woodworth born June 10, 1801 in Royalton, Vermont.He married Caroline Spencer in 1823 and had 6 children: Alonzo, Gordelia, Joseph, William, Jerome, and Eleanor.George died somewhere around 1871.Caroline's date of death is unknown.
Next was Alonzo Woodworth.He was born on October 24, 1824 in Rochester, NY.He married Julia Twitchell in 1850.I don't know all the children that had except one, William A. Woodworth.Alonzo took his family across America to California where they settled in Dos Palos.Alonzo died on Dec 26, 1906 in Dos Palos, CA.
Not much is known about William A Woodworth (Alonzo's son). I assume he was born around 1850-1860 either in California,or in New York state. William married Rosilla Hysell around 1865. Not all their children's names are known to me,except one,Mamie (my great great grandma).
Mamie Woodworth was born in 1884 in California.She married Lester Melville.They had 7 children: Mabel, Erma, Gladys, Gordon, Henry, Lester, and Raymond.
Mabel Muriel Melville (my great grandma) was born 7/29/1906 in Gonzalez, California. She married Carl Lumbert Walker and had 4 children: Evelyn, Calvin, Carl, and Gloria.
Mabel died in the late 1980's. and Carl died in the 70's.
Next came my grandma Evelyn Lucille Walker. Born 5/8/1928 in Monterey, California. Her first husband Joseph Louis McCarthy was born 5/22/1924 in Madison, WI. They had 4 children together: Linda Eileen, Laura Jean (died 12/26/94), LaVern Elaine, and Joseph Carl. Joseph Louis McCarthy died around 1962 of heart problems.
Evelyn married again to Hans George Tauscher. They had no children but Hans adopted the four kids giving them his surname. Hans was born 2/2/1929 in Princeton, California. Now both Hans and Evelyn reside in Oregon.
Next came LaVern Elaine.She was born 12/20/55 in Sacramento, California.She married Kenneth Calvin Kilmer born 8/25/46 in Sacramento, California. They had two children: David Matthew,and Susan Joyce.
LaVern and Kenneth are now divorced and LaVern has married again to Robert Richard Rudow.
Next is me,Susan Joyce Kilmer. i was born March 25, 1980 in Sacramento, California. I married Joel Elton White born 12/26/74 in Soap Lake, Washington.We have no children.
I hope all this history is helpful,and if you have anything to add,just let me know!
I'd especially like to find ancestors in the Lancaster, England area prior to 1610.