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 13, 2010

November 1730, Connecticut

November 9, 1730- Deliverance Doolittle is born to Abraham Doolittle & Mary Lewis in Cheshire Parish at Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

From the Doolittle Family: Abraham Doolittle and his wife Mary Lewis settled in 1710 in Cheshire parish, north of the village, being among its earliest inhabitants and shared in the struggle to get a start in the world...the privations and dangers of frontier life and the toils and cares of home and growing family. They were undaunted by hardships, and their heroism never failed. These dwellers in the wilderness inherited a taste for refinement and education from an intelligent and cultured ancestry, but with the scarcity of literature, the minister and school teacher were almost their only source of instruction. Industrious, energetic, capable and possessed of firmness of purpose, they established among the hills of Conn. one of those homes of happiness, of taste and character on which the foundations of the Republic were laid. Household fnrniture was rude and scanty. Usually no carpets covered the floor; each room had a bed and a chest of drawers occupied the parlor. Sun dials took the place of clocks, and pewter and wooden dishes were used instead of china and silver, which were kept for special occasions.

November 22, 1730- Samuel Turner is born to John Turner & Abigail Richards in Hartford, Connecticut.

(Deliverance Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.
Samuel Turner is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Edward Turner & Mary Sanford. )
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