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

Monday, December 27, 2010

1733, Pennsylvania

 My fifth great grandaunt, Elizabeth Conard, is born to Anthony Conard & Sarah Hatfield in Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Burson is born to Joseph Burson & Mary Rachel Potts at Gilbert's Manor in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Lydia Lewis is born to James Lewis & Sarah Potts in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

A son, Benjamin Tyson, is born to Derrick Tyson & Anne Hooten in Abington Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The child survives less than nine months.

Peter Lukens is born to Joseph Lucken & Susanna Maurle in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

(Benjamin Burson is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Jonas Potts & Mary Thomaston. Lydia Lewis is his second cousin.
 Lydia Lewis is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Benjamin Tyson and Peter Lukens are my second cousins 8 times removed. They are second cousins. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff and Coentgen Lenssen Coenis & Anna Entgen Thones.)
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