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

Thursday, June 3, 2010

March 1720, Rhode Island

Common Burial Ground Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island

March 16, 1720- Elizabeth Lawton, widow of Peleg Sherman, dies at the age of 82 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.
Elizabeth and Peleg had thirteen children: Thomas, William, Daniel, Mary, Peleg, Ann, Elizabeth, Samuel, Eber, John, Benjamin, Sarah, and Isabel.

(Elizabeth Lawton is my ninth great grandaunt. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)

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