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9 - Rosina Worrell - 5 (1817 - 1897), generation number 9 above is generation number 2 in the Poinsett genealogy above, was the daughter of Curtis and Mary Worrell. She was born at Paoli, near the Lancaster Turnpike, in Chester Co, PA. (See Thomas Gabriel Poinsett, above, for details of her marriage and household locations.) Rosina was baptized and received as a convert into the Catholic faith at St. John the Evangelist Church in Philadelphia, 28 January 1840, a year after her first child, Rebecca Ann, was born. Husband Thomas G. died in 1885. In about 1888 Rosina went to Colorado with her elder son, Charles B. Poinsett, where she died at the age of 81. She was interred 25 October 1897 in a Catholic cemetery (Mount Olivet Cemetery, sec. 6, blk. 8, lot 12, SGSW) in Wheat Ridge, near

Denver, CO.

9 - Tacy Worrell - 269 was Rosina Worrell Poinsett's sister.

Tacy, married James L.

Mifflin. James Mifflin, a descendant of the Governor Mifflin family of colonial times, was a wealthy merchant in Philadelphia, residing at 1013 Race St. Thomas Mifflin (b 1851) of Chester, PA, was the son of James Mifflin and Tacy Worrell. Thomas married Cora Edna Gardener; a record of their child in the Leopold church states: Born 2 Dec 1877, baptized 8 Sep 1878, at St. John's, Theresiam Juliam Mifflin, daughter of Thomas Mifflin and Cora Gardener; sponsors Charles Poinsett and Maria Alsbury. I have family photographs and a newspaper clipping documenting that James and Thomas Mifflin of Philadelphia were the honored guests at a large family reunion at the home of Joseph Poinsett - 21 in Perryville in

1928; the Poinsetts

article states it was were beneficiaries

the Mifflins first visit of the Mifflin estate.

to Missouri

in 40 years.

The Joseph

As noted

above, there

were land

transactions involving 1888 there are several

the Mifflins of Philadelphia and land transfers involving James E.

the Poinsetts.


Poinsett - 15,

Charles B.

1878 and Poinsett -

10, Thomas Mifflin and his wife Cora Edna, James Mifflin, and Theresa may have been a daughter of James Mifflin and sister of Thomas).





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