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, February 14, 2010

1725 Pennsylvania

1725- Joseph Conrad is born to Cunraed Cunraeds and Ann Burson in Philadelphia County.

(Joseph Conrad is my sixth great granduncle.)

1725- Reiner Theissen made an elder by the Abington Monthly Meeting.

(Reiner Theissen is my eighth great granduncle. Joseph Conrad is Reiner's grandnephew. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs and Agnes Op Den Graeff.)

1725- David Potts and Elizabeth Jane Lane are married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Daniel Potts' name appears among those who contributed to the building of the stone wall around Upper Germantown Burying Ground. Daniel and wife Sarah Shoemaker give birth to son Daniel.

(David Potts is my sixth great grandfather. David and Daniel are first cousins. Daniel Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Sarah Shoemaker and Reiner Theissen are 1st cousins twice removed. Sarah Shoemaker is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Herman Op Den Graeff and Gretjen Driessen Pletjes, the parents of Agnes Op Den Graeff. )

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