1752- Samuel Archibald Pike is born to John Pike and Kezia Hackett in St. Mary's, Maryland.
(Samuel Archibald Pike and I are 1st cousins 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Lucy and Archibald Pike.)
Gabriel Newton is born in St. Mary's, Maryland.
(Gabriel Newton is my 4th great grand uncle. Our common ancestor is Clement Newton.)
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