ROBERT WORTHINGTON, farmer and stock-dealer; P.O. Petersburg. Son of Robert and Ann E. (Whiting) Worthington; born in Ross Co., Ohio, Nov. 8, 1815, where he was raised and schooled. He began business for himself at 21, engaging in agricultural pursuits. He has twice married - first, to Eleanor Haynes, of Ross Co., Ohio, Nov. 10, 1836, who died Feb. 1, 1836, who died Feb. 1, 1839, leaving two children; second, to Miss Margaret Clark, of Ross Co., Ohio, Feb. 10, 1842. They came to Illinois in the fall acres of fine land; has a fine and beautifully located residence. His family consists of nine children by his last wife.