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, September 5, 2010

July 1727, Connecticut

Homage to Asher Durand - Upper valley view of the Connecticut River.

July 16, 1727- John Turner is born to John Turner & Abigail Richards in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Turners have a long history in Connecticut and a number of them fought in the Revolutionary War.

July 29, 1727- Sarah Blake is born to Jonathan Blake & Mary Johnson in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(John Turner is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Edward Turner & Mary Sanford.
Sarah Blake is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Sarah Hall.)

Middletown Historical Society

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