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

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November 1730, Pennsylvania

Neshaminy Creek
November 16, 1730- David Potts dies at the age of 60 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
David was born about 1670, in Montgomeryshire,Wales. David was a Welsh Quaker and a miller by trade. About 1690, he and his two brothers migrated to Pennsylvania. David Potts married Alice Croasdale, youngest daughter of Thomas Croasdale and Agnes Hathornthwaite. Agnes had came to Pennsylvania in the ship "Welcome" with William Penn.
The couple settled on Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County, in the vicinity of the village of Langhorne.
David Potts was a man of good standing in the community and had the confidence of his neighbors. He represented Philadelphia County in the Provinicial Assembly for the years, 1728, 1729, and 1730. "The Pennsylvania Gazette" of Nov. 19, 1730, contained a notice of his death in which it is stated that "Monday last died Mr. David Potts, one of the Members of Assembly for this County."

(David Potts is my seventh great granduncle.)
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