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Joseph Wentworth (#47289192)
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Jean Hooks
William Able Teague
Thank you cousin for the links of William Teague's Family
Jean Teague Hooks

Added by Jean Hooks on Jan 04, 2014 1:25 PM

Lee Callister
RE: Wentworth redwood city connections
No problem. thanks for the reply. I'm guessing distant cousins as well, but think they may have known how they were related as otherwise it's quite a coincidence they were both here when it was still such a small town.

Meanwhile, I see you also posted the memorial page for George H. Rice, whose abstract business was eventually taken over by his niece's husband Clarence M. Doxsee. Which I mention because it turns out Doxsee was actually the one who sold Franks most of that 200 acres I mentioned, which was actually in 1932.

Your bio of Rice says he was also in real estate and did very well. I see elsewhere he was also a founding partner of one of the local banks. I haven't found anything further about his holdings, nor Doxsee's, but am thinking as successor to Rice's business, Doxsee was in a position to plug into the same connections and investment activities, which might explain how he managed to accumulate so much land.

I don't suppose you know anything about that?

Thanks again for getting back to me.

Added by Lee Callister on Dec 27, 2013 11:19 PM

Lee Callister
Wentworth redwood city connections
Hi Joseph

There were two Wentworths in Redwood City in the mid 1800's, close to the same age and both from nearby towns in New Hampshire, both of which at one time or another seems to have had a connection with the leather tanning business. One is George, who you profiled, who is credited elsewhere (whether true or not) with taking over the Beeger Tannery.

The other is Ira Martin Wentworth, more often written as IM Wentworth - or it appears - sometimes JM Wentworth. I have been looking for a connection but am not finding one, but am thinking they must be at least distantly related.

IM is said to have had 200 acres of land (although there is nothing in his history to suggest how he would have come up with that. George seems to have owned a lot more land, which based on the land records, he was periodically selling for housing throughout the 1870s and 80's .

IM, who may have actually lived in SF, would eventually sell or lose his tannery to the Frank Family, who turned it into a major enterprise while IM focused on his shops in SF, which he then sold, moving his boot and shoe business to Berekley and then Oakland. At some point he went bankrupt (I think while in the city) but also lost a lot of money in Berkeley during the depression, during which time he may have been dealing in real estate on the side.

I should have taken more careful notes.

My focus is on Franks Tannery and the Salaman family who bought or inherited what was left of it when that business dried up in the late 50's, but I am interested in the Wentworth connection and wondering if you can add anything to what I have learned so far. Thanks to you I know quite a bit about George, less about IM. Most of my info is from the web.

Thanks for whatever help you can provide
Lee Callister

Added by Lee Callister on Dec 26, 2013 11:34 PM

Eileen Gillette
Wentworth Family
I see you are researching the Wentworth's that come from Maine, mine originated in Waldo Maine, ggg grandma was Sylvira (some times seen as Sylvia) Augusta Wentworth who married Greenleaf Norton Daniels. You will find the family (in part) buried in Shiloh Cemetery in Birds Landing, Solano, CA.
Eileen 46886393

Added by Eileen Gillette on Mar 07, 2013 9:18 AM

Louise Hart
Captain Samuel Wentworth
Captain Samuel Wentworth, a veteran of the War of 1812 and a direct descendant of William "The Elder" Wentworth, is buried in the cemetery in South Berwick, Maine near the Hart grave which holds his daughter, Mary Ann Wentworth Hart, wife of Simon Hart, my great grandfather. Mary Ann and Simon's first born son died in the Civil War, his service and sacrifice for this country is memorialized on the Hart gravestone. The grave is also the final resting place for their son, Ernest Lincoln Hart, my grandfather.

Added by Louise Hart on Jun 06, 2012 9:06 AM


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