History of Nathaniel Worden III, Dutchess County, New York:
1.NATHANIEL8 WORDEN III(NATHANIEL7, NATHANIEL6, SAMUEL5, PETER4, PETER3, ROBERT2, WILLIAM1) was born September 06, 1733 in The Horseneck, Connecticut, and died October 17, 1807 in Near Pawlings, Dutchess County, New York.He married SARAH HUSTED 1752 in Dutchess County, New York, daughter of EBENEZER HUSTED and SARAH HOLMES*
*Note: EBENEZER HUSTED was the son of ANGEL HUSTED and REBECCA REYNOLDS. I have the ANGEL HUSTED line going way back to ROBERT HUESTED of England. I think SARAH HOLMES is the daughter of ISAAC HOLMES of Greenwich, CT (I'm 90% sure on ISAAC).
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HISTORY OF NATHANIEL WORDEN III:
From the memoirs of Joseph Watkins Worden quoted in "Worden Family History", by Meda Worden Langsdorf: "Nathaniel Worden III was the son of Nathaniel Worden II and grandson of Nathaniel Worden Ist. The Dr. Nathaniel Worden I of Greenwich spoken of on p.p. 154 of the Oliver Norton Worden (1817-1867) family record of Wordens in America is in direct line of our ancestors from Peter Worden 1st, down to the present time. I am satisfied that such is the fact from what I remember hearing my great grandmother Marthy Watts, (Martha Elizabeth Watts) say about his moving from Worden Pond (near the Great Swamp in Rhode Island) or near there to the Horseneck or Cross Cob (Croscob) near Greenwich. Great grandmother was born in 1754 and lived between Greenwich, Connecticut and White Plaines, New York. His grandson Nathaniel Worden III, spoken of on page 155 in Oliver Norton Worden's history is our great grandfather, having moved from the Horseneck to the town of Pawling in Dutchess County, New York some to me before 1761. The same is proven by papers we hold.
"Dr. Nathaniel Worden III was born about 1735 and was married to Sarah Husted. They had nine children (actually they had eleven children). A tradition holds that Nathaniel practiced medicine in Connecticut until he went blind and then went to New York where he died in 1807.The names of his children are copied from his will which was written October 12, 1807. He died soon afterwards for his will was filed for probate on October 30, 1807. He told his family that on the following day at 4 o'clock P.M. his soul would leave the body and it was said that his prediction was fulfilled within a few minutes.
Dr. Nathaniel Worden III, it seems, believed in the policy followed by William Penn in paying the original inhabitants and owners of the land although he had previously bought it from other parties. When Great Grandfather Worden moved into the town of Pawling it was a wilderness. The nearest wagon road was about two miles from where he started his house. Now (1890) there are several wagon roads through the property itself and a railroad the entire length of the valley. Dr. Nathaniel's wife's name was Sarah Husted."
Some records have it that Nathaniel served in the Revolutionary War in a militia role, this is probable because his entire generation served in some capacity in that war. Nathaniel is listed in the Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York Ancient Documents as someone who was in the custody of the sheriff of Dutchess County, New York for debt. This is common in that era, anyone with an opponent at law could be hauled in before a magistrate and forced to be bonded, until trial. Justus Bush posted bond for him. Justus was also the administrator of his father's estate.
Nathaniel Worden III is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Patterson, New York. An Alternate BD is September 06, 1735.
HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 NEW YORK, DUTCHESS COUNTY. PAWLING TOWN:
Name of head of family: Worden, Nathaniel
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 3
Free white males under 16 years: 2
Free white females, including heads of families: 4
1. "Worden Family History", by Meda Worden Langsdorf, based on the memoirs of Joseph W. Worden.
2. Projected 1780 Dutchess County, New York Census.
3. 1790 Pawlings, Dutchess County, New York Census.
4. 1800 Pawlings, Dutchess County, New York Census.
5. Family File of William R. Baker.
6. Pat Worden.
History of some of Nathaniel's Children:
1. Nathaniel Worden IV: Died in Revolutionary War.
2. Jonah Worden: Died in Revolutionary War.
3. David Daniel Worden: Moved from Saratoga to Cayuga County.
4. Silas Worden: Moved from Dutchess County to Albany, New York, and then to Wyoming County, New York.
5. Deborah Worden: Buried in the Dale Pioneer Cemetery, Wyoming, New York. She was 91 years old. She was in her father's will, dated October 12, 1807.
6. Marshall J. Worden: Farmed near Pawlings, Dutchess County, New York, inherited 70 acres from Nathaniel.
7. Dr. Moses Worden: Moses was a doctor, and attended on the wounded during the Revolutionary War. He was in Coeymans, Albany County, New York in 1800. Coeymans was a lumber and livestock port on the Hudson river. Moses' son William was named in Moses' father's will. dated October 12, 1807, the will was probated April 13/15 1813. Letters of Amir was granted to Hiram Mace.
8. Deliverance Worden: This son farmed near Pawlings, Dutchess County, New York, inherited 57 acres from Nathaniel. Deliverance had numerous sons. The 1850 Census puts Deliverance (Delevan) in Putnam County, New York.
9. Dernius/Demas/Dimmeas Worden, married Edward Smith, they farmed near Pawlings, New York.
10. Dr. Stephen Worden: Inherited 184 acres from Nathaniel, the largest part of the estate. Stephen livbed all of his life there and was a physician.
Notes for SARAH HUSTED:
In the 1810 Pawling, Dutchess County, New York Census Sarah is listed as living with her son Stephen Worden. Sarah lived to the age of 92 years. She is buried in Patterson Cemetery, Putnam, New York.
Marriage Notes for NATHANIEL WORDEN and SARAH HUSTED:
Alternate marriage date cited is 1760, less probable.
Children of NATHANIEL WORDEN and SARAH HUSTED are:
i. DANIEL DAVID9 WORDEN, b. 1752-1758; m. EUNICE UNKNOWN.
2. ii. MOSES WORDEN, DR., b. 1753, Dutchess County, New York; d. January 1813.
iii. NATHANIEL WORDENIV, b. Aft. 1754, Dutchess County, New York; d. Bef. 1780, Revolutionary War.
Notes for NATHANIEL WORDENIV:
Nathaniel died without issue in the Revolution.
iv. JONAH WORDEN, b. Aft. 1755, Dutchess County, New York; d. Bef. 1780, Revolutionary War.
Notes for JONAH WORDEN:
Jonah died without issue in the Revolution.
v. DEBORAH WORDEN, b. 1764, Dutchess County, New York; d. September 06, 1846, Near Wyoming, New York; m. SAMUEL C. PERRY, Aft. 1780.
Notes for DEBORAH WORDEN:
Buried in the Dale Pioneer Cemetery, Wyoming, New York. She was 91 years old. She was in her father's will, dated October 12, 1807.
Notes for SAMUEL C. PERRY:
Buried Private Cemetery @ Lawrence & Ladd Rd.s in Genesee, New York.
3. vi. SILAS WORDEN, b. September 10, 1764, Dutchess County, New York; d. March 23, 1847, Middlebury Township, Wyoming County, New York.
4. vii. MARSHALL J. WORDEN, b. 1772, Dutchess County, New York; d. Aft. 1850, Wyoming County, New York.
5. viii. DELIVERANCE WORDEN, SR., b. 1774-1784, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1840, Pawling, Dutchess County, New York.
ix. DEMIUS WORDEN, b. 1774-1784, Dutchess County, New York; m. UNKNOWN SMITH.
x. SALLY SARAH WORDEN, b. 1774-1784; m. UNKNOWN WINTERS.
6. xi. STEPHEN B. WORDEN, DR., b. May 31, 1779, Near Pawlings, Dutchess County, New York; d. March 28, 1848, Near Pawlings, Dutchess County,New York.
xii. LUCY WORDEN, b. 1774-1784, Dutchess County, New York; m. ABRAHAM AVERY.
Notes for ABRAHAM AVERY:
Part of the Dutchess County, New York Avery Family.
xiii. ISRAEL WORDEN, b. 1774-1784, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1817, Orleans County, New York; m. REBECCA BECKA UNKNOWN.