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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

April 1730, Rhode Island

April 1, 1730- Isabel Lawton, wife of Samuel Albro, dies at the age of 88 at North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island. Isabel was the daughter of George Lawton & Elizabeth Hazard.

April 9, 1730- Elisha Smith marries Sarah Sanford, daughter of William Sanford & Hope Sisson, in Newport, Rhode Island.

(Isabel Lawton is my first cousin 11 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Lawton & Isabel Smith. Sarah Sanford is her first cousin twice removed.
Sarah Sanford is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton.)
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