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, August 12, 2010

1726, Pennsylvania

1726-Rachel Lewis is born to James Lewis & Sarah Potts in Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

John Potts marries Elizabeth McVeagh, daughter of Edmond McVeagh and Alice Dickinson, in Abington, Pennsylvania. They presented themselves to the Abington Monthly Meeting announcing their intent to marry and were passed April 27, 1726. They were married by May 25, 1726. The minutes state that the marriage was orderly accomplished. Descendants of John and Elizabeth Potts can be traced to the Roosevelt family. John Potts was a millwright.

Alice Lukens, wife of John Conard, dies at the age of 40 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The daughter of Jan Lucken & Mary Tyson, she was born 1686 in Germantown. She married John Conard, third son of Thones Kunders, in 1706 at the Abington Meeting.

(Rachel Lewis is my second cousin 7 times removed. John Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Rachel Lewis is his neice. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Alice Lukens is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff.)
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