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

Monday, September 28, 2009

1758 Virginia

June 24, 1758- Ezekiel Potts marries Elizabeth Worrall Mead in Fairfax County, Virginia. The marriage was accomplished contrary to Friends discipline, and in consequence, they were disowned on October 28, 1758.
By the will of his father, David Potts, Ezekial inherited an undivided half interest in the homestead farm and mill.
Ezekial Potts later served as a private in the Revolutionary War, Captain Burgess Ball's 5th Virginia Regiment. (D.A.R. RECORDS 12804 AND 127512.)

(Ezekiel Potts is my 5th great grand uncle. Our common ancestors are David Potts and Ann Roberts.)

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