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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

May 1730, Connecticut

May 8, 1730- Sarah Doolittle, wife of Abel Parmalee, dies following childbirth at the age of 26 in Litchfield, Connecticut. The infant, Sarah, does not survive.
Before her marriage to Abel Parmalee, Sarah Doolittle had a "natural" child by Henry Williams of Haddam, Martha, born September 10, 1722 in Wallingford. Sarah and Henry never married. The little girl died in 1725.
Sarah Doolittle was the daughter of Theophilus Doolittle and Thankful Hall. Abel Parmelee would later wed Mary Beecher.

May 27, 1730- Thomas Doolittle marries Sarah Abernathy in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

(Sarah Doolittle and Thomas Doolittle are my first cousins 9 times removed. They are first cousins. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle & Abigail Moss.)
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