John Wakefield Withington, 18151853 (aged 38 years)

Name
John Wakefield /Withington/
Given names
John Wakefield
Surname
Withington
Birth July 9, 1815 35
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"John Wakefield Withington was born in Green Wood Mifflin County State of Pennsylvania the ninth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifteen"

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Note: Belleville was originally known as Greenwood.

Birth state from son Francis' 1880 Census entry.

Birth of a sisterJulia Withington
May 5, 1818 (aged 2 years)

Date of entry in original source: June 15, 2010
Note: Birthdate is calculated from tombstone information.
MarriageCynthia Jane HasletView this family
March 3, 1839 (aged 23 years)
Citation details:

Marriage Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"John W Withington and Cynthia Jane Haslet was married in Mill Hall Clinton County State of Pennsylvania the third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine"

Birth of a sonWilliam W. Withington
December 6, 1839 (aged 24 years)
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: May 1, 2010
Text:

"William Withington was born in Mill Hall Clinton County State of Pennsylvania the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine"

Note: Family Bible does not list any middle initial, although his military records and his personal letters do.
Census 1840 (aged 24 years)
Citation details:

Year: 1840; Census Place: Bald Eagle, Clinton, Pennsylvania; Roll 450; Page: 342; Image: 695; Family History Library Film: 0020540.

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Note: Household consists of:

Household consists of: Males: 1(<5), 1(20-30) Females: 1(20-30)

Marriage of a siblingCharles BowersoxJulia WithingtonView this family
November 13, 1840 (aged 25 years)
Shared note: 6 Children

6 Children

Birth of a sonGeorge Withington
September 23, 1841 (aged 26 years)
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 26, 2010
Text:

"George Withington was born in Mill Hall Clinton County State of Pennsylvania the twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one"

Shared note: 1 Child

1 Child Unknown wife

Birth of a sonFrancis Edward Withington
October 8, 1843 (aged 28 years)
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"Francis Edward Withington was born in Shirleysburg Huntingdon County State of Pennsylvania the eighth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three"

Birth of a daughterSarah Ellen Withington
November 13, 1845 (aged 30 years)
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: May 1, 2010
Text:

"Sarah Ellen Withington was born in Shirleysburg Huntingdon County State of Pennsylvania the thirteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred forty five"

Birth of a daughterJulia Catherine Withington
July 13, 1847 (aged 32 years)
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: May 1, 2010
Text:

"Julia Catherine Withington was born in Shirleysburg Huntingdon County State of Pennsylvania the thirteeth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven"

Birth of a sonThomas Haslet Withington
September 6, 1849 (aged 34 years)
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: May 1, 2010
Text:

"Thomas Haslet Withington was born in Shirleysburg Huntingdon County State of Pennsylvania the sixth day of Sept in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine"

Census 1850 (aged 34 years)
Citation details:

Year: 1850; Census Place: Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_784; Page: 172B; Image: 346; Dwelling: 21; Family: 24.

Date of entry in original source: April 4, 2010
Note: Value of Real Estate Owned: $800

Value of Real Estate Owned: $800

Note: Age: 33. Occupation: Tailor.
Occupation 1850 (aged 34 years)
Citation details:

Year: 1850; Census Place: Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_784; Page: 172B; Image: 346; Dwelling: 21; Family: 24.

Note: Tailor
Death of a daughterJulia Catherine Withington
August 16, 1850 (aged 35 years)
Citation details:

Death Entry

Date of entry in original source: May 1, 2010
Text:

"Julia Catherine Withington departed this life the sixteenth day of August 1850 in Shirleysburg Huntingdon County Pennsylvania 'Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven' "

Death of a fatherPeter Withington
after 1850 (aged 34 years)

Birth of a sonAlbert Owen Withington
June 12, 1852 (aged 36 years)
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"Albert Owen Withington was born in Shirleysburg Huntingdon County State of Pennsylvania the twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two"

Death December 19, 1853 (aged 38 years)
Citation details:

Huntingdon County, Reel 670, Image 34 of 35. John W. Withington, white male, aged 38 years, died in December 1853 of Typhoid Fever in Shirleysburg Borough. Buried in Shirleysburg Burial Ground. Son of Peter and Mary Withington. Occupation: Tailor.

Date of entry in original source: March 9, 2019
Citation details:

Death Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"John W Withington departed this life in Shirleysburg Pennsylvania the nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three"

Burial
Date of entry in original source: March 18, 2010
Text:

IN MEMORY OF JOHN W. WITHINGTON DIED DEC. 19, 1853 AGED 38 YEARS, 5 MOS & 10 DAYS

Family with parents
father
17801850
Birth: February 11, 1780 21 22
Death: after 1850
mother
Marriage
Marriage: before 1800
16 years
himself
Nace/John Withington Shirleysburg Home.JPG
18151853
Birth: July 9, 1815 35Greenwood, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: December 19, 1853Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
3 years
younger sister
Nace/Julia Withington Bowersox Tombstone 1.JPG
18181875
Birth: May 5, 1818 38
Death: August 16, 1875Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Family with Cynthia Jane Haslet
himself
Nace/John Withington Shirleysburg Home.JPG
18151853
Birth: July 9, 1815 35Greenwood, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: December 19, 1853Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
wife
Nace/Cynthia Withington Brewster Tombstone Location.JPG
18191857
Birth: July 14, 1819Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: July 20, 1857Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage
Marriage: March 3, 1839Mill Hall, Clinton, Pennsylvania, USA
9 months
son
William W. Withington
18391907
Birth: December 6, 1839 24 20Mill Hall, Clinton, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: November 13, 1907Mount Union, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
22 months
son
Nace/George and Caroline Withington Tombstone.JPG
18411924
Birth: September 23, 1841 26 22Mill Hall, Clinton, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: August 6, 1924Newton Hamilton, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
son
Francis Edward Withington
18431922
Birth: October 8, 1843 28 24Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 19, 1922Petersburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
daughter
18451910
Birth: November 13, 1845 30 26Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: March 12, 1910
20 months
daughter
Nace/Julia C Withington Tombstone.JPG
18471850
Birth: July 13, 1847 32 27Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: August 16, 1850Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
son
18491886
Birth: September 6, 1849 34 30Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: December 1886Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
3 years
son
Nace/Albert Withington Tombstone.JPG
18521855
Birth: June 12, 1852 36 32Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: January 27, 1855Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Henry Brewster + Cynthia Jane Haslet
partner’s partner
Nace/Henry Brewster Tombstone.JPG
17981880
Birth: March 10, 1798
Death: October 31, 1880
wife
Nace/Cynthia Withington Brewster Tombstone Location.JPG
18191857
Birth: July 14, 1819Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: July 20, 1857Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage
Marriage: about 1856Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
BirthLetter from Shelby Torres to William D. Nace containing copies of pages from the John and Cynthia Withington Family Bible, 12/31/2009
Citation details:

Birth Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"John Wakefield Withington was born in Green Wood Mifflin County State of Pennsylvania the ninth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifteen"

BirthHistory of that part of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys Embraced in the Counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union and Snyder
Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Note: Belleville was originally known as Greenwood.
MarriageLetter from Shelby Torres to William D. Nace containing copies of pages from the John and Cynthia Withington Family Bible, 12/31/2009
Citation details:

Marriage Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"John W Withington and Cynthia Jane Haslet was married in Mill Hall Clinton County State of Pennsylvania the third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine"

Census1840 United States Census
Citation details:

Year: 1840; Census Place: Bald Eagle, Clinton, Pennsylvania; Roll 450; Page: 342; Image: 695; Family History Library Film: 0020540.

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Note: Household consists of:

Household consists of: Males: 1(<5), 1(20-30) Females: 1(20-30)

Census1850 United States Census
Citation details:

Year: 1850; Census Place: Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_784; Page: 172B; Image: 346; Dwelling: 21; Family: 24.

Date of entry in original source: April 4, 2010
Note: Value of Real Estate Owned: $800

Value of Real Estate Owned: $800

Occupation1850 United States Census
Citation details:

Year: 1850; Census Place: Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_784; Page: 172B; Image: 346; Dwelling: 21; Family: 24.

DeathPennsylvania Deaths, 1852-1854
Citation details:

Huntingdon County, Reel 670, Image 34 of 35. John W. Withington, white male, aged 38 years, died in December 1853 of Typhoid Fever in Shirleysburg Borough. Buried in Shirleysburg Burial Ground. Son of Peter and Mary Withington. Occupation: Tailor.

Date of entry in original source: March 9, 2019
DeathLetter from Shelby Torres to William D. Nace containing copies of pages from the John and Cynthia Withington Family Bible, 12/31/2009
Citation details:

Death Entry

Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
Text:

"John W Withington departed this life in Shirleysburg Pennsylvania the nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three"

BurialJohn, Julia, and Albert Withington tombstones. Old Baptist Cemetery, Shirleysburg, PA, Latitude: 40.30340, Longitude: -77.87543; inspected by Cynthia N. Barnes 3/18/2010.
Date of entry in original source: March 18, 2010
Text:

IN MEMORY OF JOHN W. WITHINGTON DIED DEC. 19, 1853 AGED 38 YEARS, 5 MOS & 10 DAYS

NoteHistory of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania
Date of entry in original source: April 22, 2010
NoteFiles of Fort Shirley Heritage Association, Fort Shirley Heritage Museum, Shirleysburg, PA 17260
Date of entry in original source: March 18, 2010
SourceCharts prepared by Cynthia Withington Nace Barnes in late 1960's.
BirthView

Birth state from son Francis' 1880 Census entry.

Birth

Belleville was originally known as Greenwood.

Census

Household consists of: Males: 1(<5), 1(20-30) Females: 1(20-30)

Census

Age: 33. Occupation: Tailor.

Census

Value of Real Estate Owned: $800

Occupation

Tailor

Death
Shared note

John was Burgess of Shirleysburg in 1853, on Town Council in 1844, 1846, and 1849, and Constable in 1853. He was a pioneer member of the Shirleysburg Methodist Episcopal Church.

On the original layout of Shirleysburg, John and Cynthia's home was the first lot to the north east.

Shared note

(Research):https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90022138/john-w-withington

"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHB7-J6Z : 16 August 2017), John Withington, Bald Eagle Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 342, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 450; FHL microfilm 20,540.

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4HJ-398 : 12 April 2016), John N Withington, Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 24, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Media object
Note: John and Cynthia Withington's Shirleysburg home was the gray house in the foreground; later, their son George lived in the white house across the street. John's sister Julia and her husband Charles Bowersox lived in the red house across the street and up one lot.
Media object
Note: In the Old Baptist Cemetery just north of Shirleysburg are, left to right, the tombstones of Albert O., Julia C., and John W. Withington.
Media object
Note: John W. Withington's tombstone.
Media object
Note: Detail of John W. Withington's tombstone.