Joseph Workman

Male 1735 - Abt 1813


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  • Name  Joseph Workman 
    Born  1735  Somerset Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1813  Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I13557  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  19 Feb 2018 

    Father  Isaac Workman,   b. 1710, Brooklyn, Kings Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Femmetje Ragel 
    Married  Abt 1733 
    Family ID  F439  Group Sheet

    Family  Phoebe Mcray McCmeher,   b. Abt 1745, York Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1826, Tazewell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Aug 1761  York, York Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Abraham Workman and Annetje Smith, and their children and ancestors, often cited as being the parents of Joseph Workman (variously represented as born 1732-1736), have no documented son named Joseph.
      Abraham's children have been researched carefully in Anderson (Workman Family History) and no son named Joseph, or John, or Isaac are mentioned, even though the oft-"estimated" birth years fit nicely into the 7-year gap in the child-bearing of Annetje with Abraham. Abraham's cousin, Isaac Workman, also descended from John William Workman/Woertman, but through Peter rather than Jans, did have three sons by these same names. Isaac's son, Joseph, is represented in Anderson's work as born in 1735 in Somerset Co., NJ, and her extensive research shows him as the Joseph who enlisted under Capt. Jackson and Capt. Stewart, drawn by her from original sources (noting that such Revolutionary War records do not always fully identify who is who). Therefore, our web site shows Joseph's father as Isaac and cites his lineage to John William.
    Children 
     1. Abraham Workman,   b. 25 Jan 1761, Washington Township, York Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Workman,   b. Abt 1763, Washington Township, York Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nimrod Workman,   b. Abt 1765, Washington Township, York Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anne W. Workman,   b. Abt 1768, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thomas Workman,   b. Abt 1772, Washington Township, York Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Workman,   b. Abt 1773, Botetourt Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Moses Workman,   b. Abt 1777, Washington Township, York Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Jacob Workman,   b. Abt 1780, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1839, Louisa, Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Isaac Workman,   b. Abt 1786, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Phoebe Workman,   b. Abt 1788, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Workman,   b. Bef 1789
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2018 
    Family ID  F422  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Joseph Workman at age 24, as enlistee serving under Capt. Charles Stewart
    Joseph Workman at age 24, as enlistee serving under Capt. Charles Stewart
    June 1759, approximately 17 years before the Revolutionary War
       Source: Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol I (available at archive.org, 676 pages)

  • Notes 
    • Excerpt from "Workman Family History"
      by Thelma Chidester Anderson, Publishers Press, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1962 p.29:

      2. ISAAC WORKMAN, number 81H above, son of Peter Derick Woertman 16H (Dirck Jan 13H John William 1H) and born 1710 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; married about 1733; with his wife, FEMMETJE (PHOEBE) RAGEL, witnessed the christening of Isaac, son of Lucas Covert and Harmptje (Hermitien) Woertman 41H. The couple moved from New York to Somerville, Somerset Co., New Jersey, where their children seem to have been born.

      Just what Isaac's military service was during the Revolution has not been determined but when the military land in Maryland was apportioned he was granted title to fifty acres of land, military lot No. 3656, in Fort Cumberland, at the April session of the Assembly of 1784. Ten years later, on the 14 day of April 1794, Isaac transferred the title of this land to his son, Isaac Jr. Whether or not Isaac Sr. ever actually lived on the land in Maryland is questionable.

      The children of Isaac and Femmetje, so far as known, were:

      10. SARAH WORKMAN born about 1734; known to be in Maryland later; married NATHAN COMPTON.
      11. JOSEPH WORKMAN born 1735 in Somerset Co., New Jersey; appears in the list of recruits raised by Capt. Paul Jackson for the Pennsylvania Regiment, 2 June 1758: "Joseph Workman, laborer, 5 feet 8 inches tall, Of Chester Co., Pa., enlisted 6 May 1756 aged 21, born in New Jersey; Of thin visage." (See Pennsylvania Archives) . He is also listed with the men who returned in Capt. Charles Stewart's Co., 5 June 1759, having enlisted this time 22 May 1759, age 24, from Pennsylvania. He participated in the Revolution, enlisted 28 Aug. 1776 and is believed to be the progenitor of the family that settled Boone Co., West Virginia, inasmuch as he did not receive military land in Maryland. (See later chapter.)
      12. FANNIE WORKMAN chr 11 April 1736. May have died young.
      13. STEPHEN WORKMAN born 1738 in New Jersey. Served in the Revolution.
      14. JOHN WORKMAN born 1740; probably the John who served in the Revolution.
      *15. ISAAC WORKMAN born 1742 in New Jersey; died 1827 in Danville, Knox, Ohio.
      16. REBECCA WORKMAN, known to have lived in Maryland.,
      17. NANCY WORKMAN, known to have lived in Maryland.


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