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

Friday, May 14, 2010

1712 Maryland

1712- Thomas Robey is born to John Robey & Sarah Smallwood in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland.

(Thomas Robey is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.)

On our recent trip to Southern Maryland, we came across this old barn across from the old one-room schoolhouse in Port Tobacco. This is on a corner directly below the historic plantation Rose Hill. Charlie and I had pulled over looking for Port Tobacco. We couldn't find it. A woman visiting the schoolhouse informed us, "This is Port Tobacco."

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