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

Friday, October 8, 2010

May 1729, Connecticut

May 28, 1729- Abel Parmelee marries Sarah Doolittle in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut. The marriage would be short, Sarah would die the following year shortly after the birth of their only child, Sarah. The infant did not survive.
Abel would go on to wed Mary Beecher in 1731.
Earlier, 1722, Sarah had given birth to a "natural" child by Henry Williams of Haddam. The two would never marry and their child Martha died in 1725.

(Sarah Doolittle is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle & Abigail Moss.)
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