December 25, 1721- Daniel Potts and Sarah Shoemaker are married in the Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
(Daniel Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset. Sarah Shoemaker is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Lysgen Grietes. However, Daniel and Sarah are not blood relatives.)
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