1731- My fifth great granduncle, James Pike, is born to Archibald & Lucy Pike in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Mary Hanson is born to John Hanson & Elizabeth Tyler in Maryland.
William Leake marries Ann Redman in Maryland.
(Mary Hanson is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
William Leake 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