August 7, 1731- Richard Ward is born to Joseph Ward & Sarah Weeden in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.
August 15, 1731- Joseph Cook is born to John Cook & Mary Slocum in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.
August 17, 1731- Anne Peckham is born to Isaac Peckham & Jane Sisson in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
(Richard Ward and Anne Peckham are my second cousins 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton. Richard Ward, Anne Peckham and Joseph Cook are third cousins.
Joseph Cook is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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