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

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

January 1732, Connecticut

Grave of Mehitable Whitmore Bacon
January 11, 1732- Samuel Doolittle, newborn son of Thomas Doolittle & Sarah Abernathy, dies in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

January 17, 1732- My eighth great grandaunt, Mehitable Whitmore (widow of Andrew Bacon), dies at the age of 62 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. She lies buried in Riverside Cemetary in Middletown. Her tombstone reads:
 "Here Lyeth the body of Mehetable Bacon Relict of Andrew Bacon who died Jan 17th 173 1/2 in y 63 year of her age"

(Samuel Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)
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1 comment:

  1. I am a descendant of Mehitable's brother Samuel Whitmore who also married a Bacon...Andrew Bacon's sister Mary. Linda Broadbent McCoy


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