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

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Back to the Revolution

I recently applied for membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I attended my first meeting last week, and I expect my membership to be confirmed in September when my local chapter reconvenes following their summer hiatus.
I was also able to visit DAR National Headquarters in Continental Hall when I visited Washington, DC in April.
My qualifying patriot ancestor is John Worland. I chose John as we share our name.
It's now time to look back towards the American Revolution, and learn more about those who served. My supplemental ancestors possibly include Peter Gideon, John Conard, John Sisson, and Solomon Hardy. I need to look deeper into the lives of these and other members of my ancestral family.


  1. Congratulations on submitting your application to DAR! I'm also a member; my mother and I made our applications on the line of her paternal patriot ancestor, John Space, who served from New Jersey. At the time we didn't know my grandmother also had patriot ancestors in her family line as well. I have a number of posts on my blog about DAR - hope you'll have time to check them out. Depending on when your application was submitted it might be verified before the next National Board of Management meetings during Continental Congress in July - otherwise for sure at the NBOM meeting in October.

    Looking forward to more posts about your DAR journey.


  2. Congratulations and welcome, Deci! I also blog frequently about the DAR, as well as the C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution).

    Elizabeth O'Neal
    (DAR member in CA)

  3. P.S. I didn't read carefully enough, and thought you were still in WA. Looks like we're practically neighbors! Might see you at some district or state events this year! :-)


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