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

Saturday, November 20, 2010

February 1731, Rhode Island

February 3, 1731- Peleg Sherman, son of Peleg Sherman & Alice Fish, marries his first cousin, Bathsheba Sherman, daughter of Samuel Sherman & Sarah Pearce, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Their fathers were brothers. They were married by Justice William Sanford.

The Shermans were an ancient family in England. The name is said to be derived from their ancient occupation, they having been cloth dressers or shearers of cloth.
The History of New Bedford, Bristol County, 

(Peleg and Bathsheba Sherman are my second cousins 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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