1724- Rachel Sisson is born to Thomas Sisson & Jane Freeman in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island.
Jonathan Randall is born to Jonathan Randall & Bethiah Howard in Providence, Rhode Island.
John Randall and Martha Williams are married in Providence, Rhode Island. Martha is the sister of Mercy and Lydia who married John’s older brothers.
(Rachel Sisson is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton.
Jonathan Randall and John Randall are my first cousins 8 times removed. They are first cousins. Our common ancestors are William Randall, Jr. & Rebecca Fowler.)
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