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

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

August 1729, Pennsylvania

August 23, 1729- Margaret Tyson, daughter of Matthias and Mary (Potts) Tyson, marries William Hallowell, son of Thomas Hallowell. The marriage was accomplished under the care of Abington Monthly Meeting. Among the witnesses who signed the marriage certificate were, Thomas Potts, Jone Potts, Magdalen Potts, Thomas Roberts, Jr., John Roberts, Jane Austin and others.

(Margaret Tyson is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff and Coentgen Lenssen Coenis & Anna Entgen Thones.)
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