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

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

October 1712, Pennsylvania

October 19, 1712- John Jarrett and Mary Lucken are married in Horsham Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Mary was a daughter of Jan Lucken, the immigrant, of Germantown. John Jarrett was the first of his family in Horsham township.He probably was not, as tradition has reputed him, from Scotland, (" from the Highlands," one form of it says), but perhaps a son of one of the German or Holland company who settled at Germantown. Old records show his name spelled Jerrett, and this was no doubt a variation of Gerrett.
Jacob Gerrett, or Gerrets, was in Germantown in 1703, and in the Horsham assessment of 1734 John Jarrett's name is spelled John Garret. (He is assessed for 200 acres of land.)

(Mary Lucken is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff.)

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