1729- John Hardy is born to John Hardy & Barbara Allison in Charles County, Maryland.
George Medley is born to George Medley & Anne Tant in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Francis Hopewell is born to Francis Hopewell & Mary Heard in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
(John Hardy is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Hardy & Elizabeth Hayden.
George Medley is my third cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.
Francis Hopewell is my third cousin 5 times removed. Our common ancestors are Robert & Rebecca Cole.)
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