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, May 23, 2010

June 1710, Pennsylvania

June 28, 1710- Henry Cunreds and Katherine Trientz Streypers (Streeper) are married at the Friends meetinghouse at Germantown, Pennsylvania. Katherine Streeper is a daughter of William Streypers, one of the Crefelders who came over in the "Concord." The couple are first cousins, Henry's mother being a sister of William Streypers.
A year later the couple buys a strip of land in Whitpain Township not far distant from the Five Points school house called the "Cloot," and there they settled and raised a family of seven sons.

The original marriage certificate of Henry Cunreds and Katherine Streepers, was in the possession of J. Hicks Conrad, of Philadelphia, a lineal descendant. It contains the signatures of fifty witnesses, among whom are six of the thirteen heads of families who came over in the "Concord."

(Henry Cunreds is my seventh great granduncle. Our common ancestors are Thones Kunders & Elin Theisson.)

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