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

Thursday, May 20, 2010

1711 Pennsylvania

1711- Henry Cunnard is born to John Cunard & Alice Lukens in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Abraham DeHaven is born to Herman DeHaven & Anneken Op den Graeff in Skippack, (now Montgomery County.)

Elizabeth Op den Graeff dies in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She had no children. Following her death, her husband, Peter Von, married Gerritje Jansen in Bensalem.

(Henry Cunnard is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thones Kunders & Elin Theisson.
Abraham DeHaven is my third cousin 8 times removed. Henry Cunnard is Abraham's third cousin. Elizabeth Op den Graeff is my second cousin 9 times removed. Henry Cunnard is her second cousin once removed. Elizabeth is Abraham DeHaven's aunt. Our common ancestors are Hermann Op den Graeff & Gretjen Driessen Pletjes.)

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