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, December 26, 2010

December 1732, Connecticut

December 3, 1732- Eliakim Stow marries Lydia Miller (daughter of Benjamin Miller) in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
Benjamin Miller was the son of Thomas Miller, who came from Birmingham, England, and was one of the first settlers of Matabeset, now Middletown, Connecticut. Benjamin Miller was the first settler in Cochinby, now Middlefield, Connecticut; he was called "Governor" from some old Indian custom. 
Eliakim Stow owned the land from a point east of what is now known as Lee's Mill, west to the top of the mountain. He had a sawmill, and later a mill for carding wool. 
Eliakim Stow and Lydia (Miller) Stow lived in Middlefield, where he built a house on a hill above the brook Besek, near the present Baileyville. When he selected the site for the house it was on such a steep hillside that his father-in-law, Benjamin Miller, refused to come to the raising, there being a beautiful level building spot higher up the hill and further south, which Benjamin Miller preferred, but Eliakim Stow would not occupy.

A Genealogical History Of The Kelley Family: Descended From Joseph Kelley Of Norwich, Connecticut (1897)

December 31, 1732- Jemima Doolittle is born to Thomas Doolittle & Sarah Abernathy in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

(Eliakim Stow is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Deacon Thomas Whitmore & Sarah Hall.
Jemima Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)
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