The Worland Family in America and Beyond

I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon

Saturday, July 18, 2009

1799 Kentucky

December 8, 1799- My great great great grandparents, Thomas Worland and Verlinda Hardy, marry in Woodford, Kentucky.

Some sources place the marriage in Emmitsburg, Charles Co., Maryland. But, a bio of St. Vincent's Church in Shelby County, Indiana, published in 1880, states: "Thomas Worland was born in Maryland June 11, 1774; moved to Scott County, Ky., in 1796;.."

The Genealogical Society of Utah also possesses the following document on microfilm. It was filed with the Clerk of the County Court, Marriage bonds of Woodford County, Kentucky:

Know all Men by these Presents, that We Thomas Worlin and Patrick McGowan are held and firmly bond unto James Garrard Squire, governor or chief magistrate of the commonwealth of Kentucky, in the just and full sum of Fifty Pounds, current money of the said state, to whom payment well and truly to be made to our said governor and his successors, for the use of the commonwealth.
We bind ourselves, or heirs, executors and administrators, jointly, severally and firmly, by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 6th day of December 1799.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be held and solmenized between the above bound Thomas Worlin and Liney Hardin of the county of Woodford: Wherefore, if there be no lawful impediment to the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

(Teste) Thos. Worland (L.S.)

Thomas Johnson Patrick McGowen (L.S.) X Mark

Liney Hardin: McGowan says is of age.

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