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 21, 2009

1762 St. Mary's, Maryland

February 11, 1762- John Pike, son of Archibald and Lucy Pike, dies in St. Mary's, Maryland.

(John Pike is my 5th great grand uncle. Our common ancestors are Archibald Pike and Lucy. The Pike family surname is listed as Peake in many documents of the time.)

Will of John Pike:
Son: Archibald, 50 ac. "Ferney Branch" where I live. At death of wife, Kezia estate to be divided amongst children: Mary, Lucy, Ann, Mary Ann, and John Pike and if it proves my wife is with child, desire that child to share equally.
Exec: Wife, Kezia. Wit: Rodolphus and Mary Hackett, James Pike.

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