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Henry Adolphus London house in snow.

Print Edition of “Pictures” available at

If you’re not satisfied with a free website or PDF of “Pictures and Sketches of My Son”, I’ve made a print edition available at It might be a nice gift for someone in your family that isn’t tech savvy. I’ve made it as inexpensive as possible, as I’m not interested in profiting off of the work.

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I’ve prepared a print edition of Pictures, for those who want a hard copy of the information on this website. In doing that, I’ve uploaded the contents in a PDF to

Pictures and Sketches of My Son: Isaac London Jr. Who Died January 20th, 1947 : Isaac S. London Sr. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

New information on John London and Sir Robert London

From “Ancestral Records and Portraits” (1910):

In 1664 Sir Robert London was knighted by King Charles II, for services to Charles I. His grandson, John London, who died in 1764, married, in 1940, Mary Walliston, who died in 1779.

John London, their son, of Albye, Norfolk County, Eng., born 1747, and died 1816m came to North Carolina about 1767, becoming Privater Secretary to Governor William Tryon 1769, Secretary to the Province, and Clerk of the Crown for New Hanover County, N.C., 1770. He married, 1785, Peggy (Marsden) Chivers.

Their son, John Rutherford London (1786-1832), married, 1813, Sarah Elizabeth, the daughter of John Quince and Elizabeth S. (Bradley) Lord, whose daughter, Mary Bacot, married Samuel J. Person.

Page Links page updated/ Family page created…

I finally added links to each page of the book on Page Links.

I’ve also set up a “Family” page, trying to pull names and birth/death dates from “Pictures and Sketches”. For family members that I have more details on I will set up a biography page for them at some point in the future.

Gov. Worth’s circular To the people of North Carolina

Gov. Worth's circular To the people of North Carolina.

Gov. Worth's circular To the people of North Carolina. Click to enlarge.

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Gov. Jonathan Worth

Jonathan Worth (18 November 1802 – 5 September 1869) was the governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1865 to 1868, during the early years of Reconstruction.



Early life

A native of Guilford County, Worth settled in Randolph County and made his fame and fortune there as an attorney and legislator. A Quaker and protégé of Judge Archibald Murphey, Worth championed the cause of free public schools, and, though he belonged to the greatly outnumbered Whig party, gained much stature for his practicality and vision.

In 1830, he ran for a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives from Randolph County, motivated in large part by a failing law practice. His major shortcoming, he had decided, was his deficiency as a public speaker. His peers at the Bar persuaded him there was no better way to improve his oratory and achieve better rhetoric than to become a member of the North Carolina General Assembly, which thrives on “talk”.

He served two terms in the House, took a break from public service to build a lucrative law practice, was elected to the North Carolina Senate, and then ran twice for Congress, both times unsuccessfully.

In 1858, Worth was again elected to the State Senate, where he was made chairman of a committee to investigate the poorly-run North Carolina Railroad. He pursued this official duty so relentlessly that the president of the Railroad, formerly a good friend, challenged Worth to a duel, which Worth declined.

Civil War Treasurer

Worth was an avid opponent of North Carolina’s secession from the Union. Though opposed to the Confederate stands on most issues, Worth remained loyal to North Carolina and refused to take part in several peace movements. In late 1862 or early 1863, the legislature elected him State Treasurer by acclamation.

Worth had the unhappy duty of issuing notes and bonds to finance the State’s share of its war debt. Of the some $20 million in notes authorized by the State, Worth issued $8.5 million and $5.2 million were outstanding at the end of the war. War bonds totaling more than $13 million were issued. At the end of the war, all of the State’s war debt was repudiated.

Just before Raleigh was occupied by Sherman‘s conquering forces at the end of the war, Governor Zebulon B. Vance charged Worth with the duty of safeguarding the State archives, which he did by evacuating them to Company Shops in Alamance County. Worth was so highly regarded that when William W. Holden was installed as the provisional Governor, he requested Worth continue as the provisional Treasurer. Worth held that title for five months until he resigned during his campaign against Gov. Holden in a special November 9, 1865 election. Worth is the only statewide North Carolina Treasurer to become Governor.


Worth was nominated by the Conservative Party, a state coalition that included most Democrats and some former Whigs, to run for Governor in North Carolina’s first and only special election for the office. Worth had been associated with the Conservative Party since the beginning of the Civil War. His opponent was the incumbent Gov. William W. Holden, who had been appointed by President Andrew Johnson and was running on the National Union Party ticket. Worth’s strength was in the eastern part of the state, and Holden carried the western counties which had mostly opposed secession and the Civil War. Worth won with 32,549 votes (55.5%) to Holden’s 25,809 votes (44.0%).[1] Worth won with the support of many elements of the state that had supported secession.[2] The 1865 election had been conducted according to the 1865 state constitution, which was rejected by the U.S. Congress.

Worth was re-elected on October 18, 1866 for a term that started December 22, 1866. He won 34,250 votes (75.9%) to 10,759 votes (23.8%) for former U.S. Rep. Alfred Dockery, running on the National Union Party ticket.[3] In both his gubernatorial campaigns, Worth emphasized that he had opposed secession and that he sought to heal state and national divisions. He expressed support for President Andrew Johnson.[4]

The major event of Worth’s second term was the state constitutional convention, held in early 1868 to draft a constitution meeting the requirements of Congress. One of Worth’s major interests was to restore North Carolina to the Union. Worth was disappointed with the new constitution and refused to run for re-election on the Conservative Party ticket in the election of 1868. He did not recognize the legitimacy of that election, which William W. Holden won. Nevertheless, he wrote to Holden: “I surrender the office to you under what I deem Military duress.”[5]

Worth died 14 months after leaving office as Governor. He is buried in Historic Oakwood Cemetery.

His younger brother, John M. Worth, was also a successful politician and North Carolina State Treasurer from 1876 to 1885. Worth Bagley and Jonathan Worth Daniels were his grandsons.


William Nash Everett (1864-1928)


William Nash Everett (1864-1928) — of North Carolina. Born in Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., December 29, 1864. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1917; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1919; secretary of state of North Carolina, 1923-28; died in office 1928. Died of a heart attack in his room at the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., February 7, 1928. Interment at Everett Cemetery.



article from the Confederate Veteran dated September, 1930, page 336.


….MRS. LONDON came from one of the oldest and most celebrated familes of N.C. She was a daughter of JOHN JOSEPH and LUCY WORTH JACKSON, the latter a daughter of Governor JONATHAN WORTH. As BETTIE LOUISE JACKSON, she married HENRY A. LONDON in 1875, her husband being actively identified with the civil and political life of the State and editor of the ‘Chatham Record’ for 40 years. Seven children survive her- 3 sons and 4 daughters.

During her lifetime she was an active worker in all the patriotic organizations in N.C. and especially with the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was organizer of Winnie Davis Chapter, of Pittsboro, in 1898 and served as its president until 1927, when she retired. She was also State president …

Grandsons and great-nephews were the pallbearers. Children of the Confederacy, of a Henry A. London Chapter, placed the Stars and Bars at the head of the grave and each dropped a flower upon the mound as they filed past.

” To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die. “

there is another mention of MRS. H.A. LONDON on page 359…

Among the many friends whom we had looked forward to meeting at the Asheville Convention was MRS. HENRY A. LONDON, a niece of the late MRS. E.E. MOFFITT, and mother of MRS. J.H. ANDERSON, of Raleigh, N.C., and it is with a sense of deep personal loss to know that she will walk with us no more, except in spirit….
all who knew her, and many who knew her not, are better that she lived. We extend sympathy to her loved ones.
Faithfully, Elizabeth Burford Bashinsky.

See Bettie in “Pictures and Sketches”, pg. 35

Initiation of project…

I spent yesterday scanning the booklet and beginning to OCR the text, all all of today finishing OCR, extracting photos and headline text I wanted to display as images, setting up the website and putting all the information in to create a solid stable and complete beginning of a website.

I keep finding typographical errors (such as the many hyphens that appear in the print version that aren’t needed in a web version), and there is more formatting to take care of, but I’m satisfied that all the information from “Sketches” is now present on the site and looks decent.

If you haven’t figured it out, to view the whole book, you click on the “Pictures and Sketches” link above, and then at the bottom of each page there is a link to the next. There is no overall site map at the moment where you can click on any page.

I’m not sure the blog area will be used much, but I’m leaving it functional for the time being.

I’m not sure what other information I will provide on the site, my main goal is to make the booklet available, though I’ve considered going through and hyperlinking names and other items to relevant off-site information, but that may be a large project for another weekend.

If you are a family member and have genealogical resources, send me an e-mail and I will post the information here. If there is an essay, extract, or article pertaining to one of the family members listed in “Pictures and Sketches of My Son” I may post that here as well.