1721- Elizabeth Turner is born to John Turner & Susannah Merrill in Hartford, Connecticut.
Abigail Leaming is born to Jeremiah Leaming & Abigail Turner in Middlesex, Connecticut. This child would die before her fourth birthday.
(Elizabeth Turner is my first cousin 9 times removed. Her first cousin Abigail Leaming is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Edward Turner & Mary Sanford.)
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