1722- Eleanor Heard is born to William Heard & Elizabeth Cole in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
John Medley and Elizabeth Meekin are married in St. Mary's, Maryland.
George Medley marries Anne Tant in St. Mary's, Maryland.
(Eleanor Heard is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Robert Cole & Rebecca Gill.
Elizabeth Meekin is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Meekin & Elizabeth Beard.
Anne Tant is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury. John Medley and George Medley are brothers.)
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