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, January 10, 2010

1735 Pennsylvania

1735- Ann Conard born to Anthony Conard and Sarah Hatfield in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Ann Conard is my 5th great grand aunt.)

1735- Reiner Theissen is appointed along with two other members of his monthly meeting "to visit families of Friends for the promotion of the religious concerns of the Society." This elder of the Abington Monthly Meeting was believed to have been a Mennonite in Germany, but converted to the Society of Friends before immigration to Pennsylvania.
According to William Penn and the Dutch Quakers, he was a man of large wealth and much influence, but is said to have never learned to write his name.

 (Reiner Theissen is my 8th great grand uncle. He is also the great grand uncle of Ann Conard. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs and Agnes Neesgen Op Den Graeff.)

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