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

Sunday, September 20, 2009

1762 December in Loudoun

December 16, 1762- John Conard marries Elizabeth Potts, daughter of Pennsylvania Quakers David and Ann "Nancy" Potts, at the Short Hill Meeting of Friends in Hillsboro, Loundoun County, Virginia.
The Potts family had come to Pennsylvania from Wales—some allege, with William Penn. They lived at or about Pottsgrove, where their ancestor owned a plantation to which the Virginia descendants were heirs.

(John Conard is my 5th great grandfather.)

December 27, 1762- Valentine Miller, future son-in-law of John Conard, is born to Christian and Mary Miller in Neersville, Loudoun County, Virginia.

(Valentine Miller is my 4th great grandfather.)

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