August 21, 1724- My seventh great grandmother, Mary French, dies in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Mary French was born about 1670 in St. Mary's County to James French & Elizabeth Meekin. Sometime before 1685, she married Robert Thompson, my seventh great grandfather. Robert was a watchmaker who had been born in England. They produced four children.
Robert Thompson died in 1697 and Mary went on to marry Thomas Cissell. Following the death of Thomas, she took a third husband, Charles Daft.
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