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Siblings Henry Barnard Worth (1858-1923) and Helen B. W. Worth (1861-1907) were descendants of the early European settlers of Nantucket. This collection includes genealogical information, presented in near-alphabetical order, relating to Nantucket families, located and copied by them.
- Collection Number:
- Henry B. and Helen B. W. Worth Genealogy Record Books
- circa 1905
- Worth, Henry Barnard, 1858-1923 and Worth, Helen Barnard, 1861-1907
- Nantucket Historical Association
- Material is in English.
Information for Users
Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Henry B. and Helen B. W. Worth Genealogy Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.Sensitive Materials Statement:
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.
- MS186 Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.
- MS187 William C. Folger Genealogical Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.
- MS35 Henry B. and Helen B. W. Worth Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.
Henry Barnard Worth (1858-1923) was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Captain Calvin G. Worth (1812-1879) and Helen B. Winslow (1835-). He graduated from the Bridgewater Normal School and attended Amherst College for a year. He attained the bar in 1885 and set up practice in New Bedford, Mass. He was married to Sarah E. Tuelb in 1891, and later to Emma Cleveland Higham (-1944). Worth was vice-president of the Nantucket Historical Association and secretary of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society as well as a member of the New Bedford Free Masons and the Union Lodge of Nantucket. His sister, Helen B. W. Worth (1861-1907), was a member of the Nantucket school board. She was vice-president of the Children’s Aid Society and secretary for the Nantucket Improvement Association. The Worth family are descendants of the early European settlers of Nantucket.
Scope and Content
This collection includes genealogical information, presented in near-alphabetical order, relating to Nantucket families, located and copied by siblings Henry Barnard Worth and Helen Barnard Worth.
Book 1 Index and Abrams–Folger, circa 1905
Book 2 Gardiner–Worth, circa 1905
Book 3 Adams–Hiller, circa 1905
Book 4 Jackson–Wyer, circa 1905
Finding aid by Ashley Miller, January 2022.
Materials in this collection were digitized with support from Connie and Tom Cigarran.