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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

October 1724, Rhode Island

October 7, 1724- Jonathan Randall dies at the age of 36 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. His young daughter would die two weeks later.
An epidemic of Small Pox is known to have began in Plymouth Colony in August of 1724 and raged through the area until June of 1725. This may have caused these two untimely deaths.
A 1724 account of the epidemic.
Jonathan Randall was a physician. His wife, Bethiah Howard, absented herself and refused administration of his will and it was given to William Harris, a principal creditor. He was  buried at the North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island.

October 24, 1724- Jonathan's daughter, Mary Randall, dies at the age of 7 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
(Jonathan Randall is my seventh great granduncle. Mary Randall is his daughter. Mary Randall is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Randall, Jr. & Rebecca Fowler.)

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