1732- My fourth great grandfather, Solomon Hardy, is born on the Piscataway River farm, (two miles west of Cheltenham), to William Hardy & Annie Stimson in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Elias Robey is born to Benjamin Robey & Mary Wood in Charles County, Maryland.
Anne Hanson is born to John Hanson & Elizabeth Tyler in Charles County, Maryland.
Bennet Hanson Clements is born to William Clements & Mary Hanson in Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland.
Robert Wiseman and Elizabeth Heard are married in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Susanna Hopewell is born to Francis Hopewell & Mary Heard in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Raphael Lancaster is born at "Neale's Gift" to John Lancaster & Elizabeth Neale in Cobb's Neck, Charles County, Maryland.
(Elias Robey is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.
Anne Hanson and Bennet Hanson Clements are my first cousins 7 times removed. They are first cousins. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
Elizabeth Heard is my second cousin 8 times removed. Susanna Hopewell is her neice. Susanna Hopewell is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Robert & Rebecca Cole.
Raphael Lancaster is my fourth cousin 5 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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