1728- My seventh great grandfather, Archibald Pike, dies at the age of 70 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
John Hardy marries Barbara Allison in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Elizabeth Clare Hagan is born to William Hagan & Eleanor Hanson in Charles County, Maryland.
Mary French is born to John & Monica French in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Rebecca Darnall is born to John & Rachel Darnall in Charles County, Maryland.
Jane Neale is born to James Neale & Jane Boarman in Charles County, Maryland.
Bennett Hoskins marries Eleanor Neale, daughter of Raphael Neale and Mary Brooke, in Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland. A daughter, Mary Ann is born the same year.
( John Hardy is my fifth great granduncle. Our common ancestors are William Hardy & Elizabeth Hayden.
Elizabeth Clare Hagan is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
Mary French is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are James French & Elizabeth Meekin.
Rebecca Darnall is my second cousin 5 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.
Jane Neale is my third cousin 8 times removed. Eleanor is her second cousin. Eleanor Neale is my third cousin 7 times removed. Her daughter, Mary Ann Hoskins, is my fourth cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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