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

Saturday, July 31, 2010

1725, Pennsylvania

The interior of an old meeting house in the Un...Image via Wikipedia
Interior of Friend's Meeting House.


1725- Reiner Theissen is appointed an elder at the Abington Monthly Meeting. He was first a Mennonite, but seems to have become a member of the Society of Friends before leaving Germany.

Daughters Ann Lukens and Mary Lukens are born to Peter Lukens & Gaynor Evans in Germantown Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I do not know if they are twins.

Daniel Potts is born to Daniel Potts & Sarah Shoemaker in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

James Lewis and Sarah Potts are married in Pennsylvania.

(Reiner Theissen is my eighth great granduncle. Ann Lukens and Mary Lukens are my second cousins 8 times removed. Reiner Theissen is her granduncle. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graef.
Daniel Potts is my second cousin 7 times removed. He is the nephew of Sarah Potts. Sarah Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.)

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