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 7, 2010

1726 Maryland

1726- Rachel Hardy is born to William Hardy and Ann Stimson in Prince George's County, Maryland.

(Rachel Hardy is my fourth great grandaunt.)

Peter Hoggins, Jr., born to Peter Hoggins and Elizabeth Finch in Prince George's County, Maryland.

(Peter Hoggins is my fifth great granduncle. He is the half-brother of Ann Stimson, and the uncle of Rachel Hardy. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Finch. Solomon Stimson was Elizabeth's second husband, after his death she married Peter Hoggins, Sr.
 In 1726, Elizabeth was the executrix of Solomon Stimson's estate. She received the land adjoining Charles Beavans and his personal estate. Charles Beavans was her brother-in-law, having been married to her sister, Mary Finch. Her sons from her first marriage, William Elder and Thomas Elder, each received one cow and one calf.
Elizabeth Finch is my sixth great grandmother.)

Margaret Drury dies in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

(Margaret Drury is my seventh great grandaunt. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.)

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