Scioto Company Founders

The Scioto Company was organized in Connecticut in 1802 to purchase land and establish a town in the Northwest Territory.

Scioto Company Minute Book and Ledger

This minute book from 1802 to 1806 contains contains of subscribers, constitution, minutes of meetings, names of officers and committee members, treasurer’s records, and town lot purchases. Available at The Shop at the Old Rectory (Worthington Historical Society) and Ohio Historical Society libraries.

Scioto Company Descendants: Genealogies of the Original Proprietors of Worthington, Ohio

Is out of print but available at the libraries of the Worthington Historical Society. Worthington Public Library, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus Public Library, and the Ohio Genealogical Society. Not all 38 proprietors who shared in the 1804 land division came west or remained in Ohio, but this publication describes 392 families in 38 of Ohio’s 88 counties. When families moved out of state, the state is indicated, but full sketches are given only for residents of Ohio. This publication intentionally stopped at the 3rd generation (although children of the 4th generation are named in their parents’ sketch) believing that the 20th century offers plentiful resources for family researchers to trace their own line. It contains both a surname index, an index of families by county of residence, and a bibliography of sources cited.

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Scioto Company members:

Allen, Joel, b. Sept. 21, 1755, Southington, CT. – came to Worthington briefly but returned to Connecticut after the death of his son in 1805

Andrews, Moses, b. Apr. 7, 1755, New Britain, CT, d. July 20, 1848, Montague, MA – did not come west but four of his children settled in Worthington

Atwater, Russell, b. June 20, 1762, Cheshire, CT., d. June 1851, Phineas, NY – Blandford, MA investor who did not move to Ohio but to New York

Beach, Samuel, b. Oct. 18, 1749, Norfolk, CT., d. June 1815, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery — Revolutionary War veteran

Bristol, David, d. before Mar. 13, 1820, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery –was a resident of Barkemsted, CT before moving to Ohio

Buttles, Levi, b. Nov. 12, 1763, Simsbury, CT., d. June 14, 1805, br. St. John’s Cemetery – was also president of Licking Land Co. which settled Granville, OH

Case, Ambrose, b. Oct. 25, 1773, Simsbury, CT, d. June 26, 1839, Logan, OH, br. Old Logan Cemetery – Sold his Scioto Co. share to his brother, Isaac, but moved to Hocking Co., OH shortly before his death

Case, Israel, b. Nov. 14, 1757, Simsbury, CT., d. Apr. 27, 1818, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery — Revolutionary War veteran

Case, Israel Putnam, b. June 24, 1781, Simsbury, CT., d. Sept. 20, 1832, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery – Served in War of 1812

Case, Job, b. July 27, 1758, Simsbury, CT., d. Aug. 23, 1822, Granville, OH, br. Old Colony Cemetery – Revolutionary War veteran settled in Granville and son Job W. Case took up his Worthington land

Cochran, Glass, b. Aug. 3, 1764, Blandford, MA, d. Sept. 1, 1823, Knox Co., IN – was in Worthington from 1804 to 1817 and served as Justice of the Peace and in the militia

Curtis, Jeremiah, b. Sept. 6, 1770, Southington, CT, d. June 21, 1813, Marietta, OH, br. Curtis Cemetery, Genoa Twp., Delaware Co., OH – had orchard, grist mill, and distillery in Delaware Co.

Gould, John, d. before 1815 and reportedly buried in Crescent Mills Cemetery, Russell, MA – Russell, MA investor who did not come west

Griswold, Ezra, b. 6 Dec. 1767, Simsbury, CT., d. Oct. 2, 1822, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery – operated first tavern in Worthington, militia captain, and justice of the peace.

Hayes, Levi, b. Apr. 1, 1763, Simsbury, CT., d. Oct. 8, 1847, Granville, OH, br. Old Colony Cemetery – also a member of Licking Land Co., settled at Granville

Humphrey, Lemuel G., b. May 5, 1766, West Simsbury,

[now Canton] CT, d. June 16, 1823, Liberty Twp. Delaware Co., OH – settled briefly in Worthington before moving to Delaware Co

Kilbourn/Kilbourne, James, b. Oct. 19, 1770, Farmington, CT., d. Apr. 24, 1850, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery [perhaps later moved to Greenlawn in Columbus] – Founder of Scioto Co, Deacon of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Mayor of Worthington, U.S. Congressman

Kilbourn, Lemuel, b. Oct. 7, 1764, Farmington, CT., d. c. 1820, Ross Co., OH – built first sawmill in Worthington, moved to Ross Co. c. 1806

Little, Nathaniel, d. Jan. 10, 1813, Delaware, OH – resident of Blanford, MA when he joined Scioto Co., operated store in Worthington before moving to Delaware by 1808

Mills, Joel, b. Oct. 8, 1746, Simsbury, CT., d. Dec. 30, 1822, Canton, CT. – investor who never moved west

Morrison, Alexander, bp. Aug. 25, 1752, Boston, MA, d. Oct. 20, 1810, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery – Revolutionary War veteran, resident of Blandford, MA when he joined Scioto Co.

Morrison, Alexander, Jr., b. Sept. 17, 1780, Blandford, MA, d. Aug. 2, 1821, Urbana, OH – served in militia in War of 1812, operated a store in both Worthington and Urbana

Norton, Jedediah, b. Dec. 5, 1762, Saybrook, CT, d. Mar. 1812, Farmington, CT. – investor who never came west

Phelps, Thomas T., bp. Aug. 4, 1771, Hartford, CT. – arrived in Worthington in fall of 1803 and taught first school in community that winter but returned to New England

Pinney, Abner, b. 1749, Windsor, CT, d. Nov. 23, 1804, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery – Revolutionary War veteran, first burial in St. John’s Cemetery

Pinney, Abner Putnam, b. Feb. 28, 1779, Simsbury, CT., d. 1869, Dublin, OH, br. I.O.O.F. Cemetery – Lt. in War. Of 1812, moved to Delaware Co. farm

Pinney, Azariah, b. July 26, 1775, Simsbury, CT., d. Aug. 21, 1811, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery – Justice of the peace and original member of Masonic Lodge

Plumb, Ichabod, b. Mar. 11, 1777, Middletown, CT., d. Oct. 18, 1846, Delaware Co., OH, br. Berkshire Cemetery – moved from Worthington to Delaware Co. c. 1808, militia Major in War of 1812

Sloper, Samuel, b. June 12, 1747, Boston, MA, d. Dec. 4, 1802, Blandford, MA, br. Blandford Cemetery – died shortly after joining Scioto Co., four children settled in Ohio including son Samuel, Jr. who settled his father’s land share

Stanbery, Jonas, b. Jan. 25, 1761, White Plains, NJ, d. Feb. 23, 1840, Zanesville, OH, br. Greenwood Cemetery – investor who sold lands to Scioto Co., never lived in Worthington but made gift to establish first Worthington library in 1894

Stewart, Nathaniel, b. 1758, Goshen, NY – resident of Blandford, MA when he joined Scioto Co., operated store and distillery in early Worthington but sold out in 1806

Street, Ebenzer – resident of Southington and later Granby, Ct. – investor who never came west

Thompson, William, b. Oct. 30, 1753, Middletown, CT., d. Mar. 22, 1830, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery – Revolutionary War veteran who was resident of Blandford, MA when he joined Scioto Co., Associate Judge of Franklin Co. Court

Topping, John, b. Aug. 24, 1777, Simsbury, CT, d. 1809, Worthington, OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery

Topping, Josiah, b. Mar. 13, 1768, Simsbury, CT, d. Sept. 1830, Sandusky Co., OH, br. Ballsville Cemetery, Fremont, OH – physician and militia member in early Worthington

Topping, Zophar, b. June 17, 1773, Simsbury, CT., d. 7 Sept. 1814 while serving as a scout during War of 1812.

Vining, William, b. Sept. 23, 1779, Simsbury, CT, d. Sept. 9, 1867, Worthington, OH, br. Walnut Grove Cemetery – farmed west of Olentangy River on site with prehistoric Indian earthworks

Wilcox, Roswell, b. c. 1764, d. Oct. 27, 1831, Clinton Twp., Franklin Co. OH, br. St. John’s Cemetery – operated sawmill north of Worthington and later in Clinton Twp., patented water wheel improvements