1730- My fifth great grandmother, Ann Bacon, is born to Henry Bacon & Frances Smith in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
My fourth great granduncle, Benjamin Hardy, is born to William Hardy & Anne Stimson in Prince George's County, Maryland.
My fourth great granduncle, Robert Livers, is born to Arnold Livers & Mary Ann Drane in Prince George's County, Maryland.
My sixth great granduncle, John Hanson, marries Elizabeth Tyler in Charles County, Maryland.
Ignatius French is born to John & Monica French in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
(Ignatius French is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are James French & Elizabeth Meekin.)
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