NAME: Thomas Worthington
(born, near present day Charles Town, West Virginia )
eventually settled in Chillicothe, Ohio (Ross County)
EDUCATION: little formal education
GOVERNORSHIP: 6th governor, 1814-1818 (two terms)
DIED: June 20, 1827, New York City
Worthington worked as a sailor, farmer, and surveyor.
Before becoming governor, he served as one of the first two United States senators from Ohio, 1803 - 1807; 1811 - 1814.
At the beginning of his second term as governor, the state capital was moved from Chillicothe to Columbus.
Worthington served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, 1821 - 1825.
FIRST LADY of OHIO
NAME: Eleanor Swearingen Worthington
(present day West Virginia)
DIED: December 24, 1848, at age 71