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

Thursday, September 30, 2010

1729 Pennsylvania

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1729- Thomas Potts is born to John Potts & Elizabeth McVaugh in Upper Dublin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. (Thomas Potts is the second great grandfather of President Theodore Roosevelt. The president is my sixth cousin 3 times removed.)

Jonathan Potts marries Sarah Wood. They passed meeting the second time on 11 mo. 26, 1729, and at the next meeting, held 12 mo. 23, 1729-30, the marriage was reported orderly accomplished. They settled in Whitemarsh Township, now in Montgomery County.
It is not known if they had any children.

Harmond DeHaven is born to Herman DeHaven & Anneken Op den Graeff in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Samuel Seeley and Mary DeHaven are married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Jonathan Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Thomas Potts is his nephew. Thomas Potts is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Harmond DeHaven and Mary DeHaven are siblings.  They are my third cousins 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Hermann Op den Graeff & Gretjen Driessen Pletjes and Pieter Dohrs & Lysgen Grietes.)
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

1729 Massachusetts

1729- Thomas Sisson marries Phoebe Cook in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

(Thomas Sisson is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Richard Sisson & Mary Freeman.)
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

December 1728, Connecticut

December 2, 1728- Elizabeth Leaming is born to Jeremiah Leaming & Abigail Turner in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

December 13, 1728- Mary Turner is born to Stephen Turner, Jr. & Hannah Doolittle in Wallingford, Connecticut.

(Elizabeth Leaming is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Edward Turner & Mary Sanford.
Mary Turner is my sixth great grandaunt. Elizabeth Leaming is her second cousin.)
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Monday, September 27, 2010

November 1728, Connecticut

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November 23, 1728- Thankful Doolittle, wife of Deacon Timothy Tuttle, dies at the age of 40 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.
(Thankful Doolittle is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)

A large part of the Tuttles in this country are descendants of Thankful Doolittle. On a related line, one of her descendants is the poet Robinson Jeffers (pictured at left), a great favorite of mine, who lived and wrote about the area I now call my home, Big Sur and the central coast of California. Here for your enjoyment, is one of his poems about our magnificent redwood trees:




The Summit Redwood
















Only stand high a long enough time your lightning
will come; that is what blunts the peaks of
redwoods;
But this old tower of life on the hilltop has taken
it more than twice a century, this knows in
every
Cell the salty and the burning taste, the shudder
and the voice.

The fire from heaven; it has
felt the earth's too
Roaring up hill in autumn, thorned oak-leaves tossing
their bright ruin to the bitter laurel-leaves,
and all
Its under-forest has died and died, and lives to be
burnt; the redwood has lived. Though the fire
entered,
It cored the trunk while the sapwood increased. 


The trunk is a tower, the bole of the trunk is a
black cavern,
The mast of the trunk with its green boughs the
mountain stars are strained through
Is like the helmet-spike on the highest head of an
army; black on lit blue or hidden in cloud
It is like the hill's finger in heaven. And when the
cloud hides it, though in barren summer, the
boughs
Make their own rain.

Old Escobar had a cunning trick
when he stole beef. He and his grandsons
Would drive the cow up here to a starlight death and
hoist the carcass into the tree's hollow,
Then let them search his cabin he could smile for
pleasure, to think of his meat hanging secure
Exalted over the earth and the ocean, a theft like a
star, secret against the supreme sky.


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Sunday, September 26, 2010

October 1728, Maryland

October 27, 1728- Francis Hopewell and Mary Heard are married in St. Mary's county, Maryland.

(Mary Heard is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Robert Cole & Rebecca Gill.)
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 1728, Rhode Island

September 30, 1728- Abigail Sisson is born to George Sisson & Elizabeth Sherman in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.

(Abigail Sisson is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton.)
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Friday, September 24, 2010

September 1728, Pennsylvania

                            Quaker Couples

September 7, 1728- Jeremiah MacVeagh marries Mary Potts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Mary Potts was a Quakeress, and they were married in Friends Meeting." Quote from the
MacVeagh Family Bible.

Quaker Courtship and Marriage


From a transcript of the marriage certificate of Jeremiah MacVeagh and Mary Potts of Philadelphia PA md 1728 with genealogical notes on their descendents. Microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 22 March 1983 (Jeremiah was a son of Edmond):

"WHEREAS Jeremiah MacVeagh of the township of Lower Dublin in the County of Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, and Mary Potts of Bristol Township in the said County and Province, Seamstress, having declared their intention of marrying with each other before several Monthly Meetings of the people called Quakers, at Abington Meeting house in the county aforesaid according to the good Order used amongst them, Whose proceedings therein after a deliberate consideration, First having Consent of Parents and relatives Concerned and nothing appearing to obstruct were approved by the said meetings.
NOW THESE ARE TO CERTIFYE, all it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their Intentions this Seaventh day of the Ninth Month in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seaven Hundred and Twenty Eight, They the said Jeremiah MacVeagh and Mary Potts appeared in a public Meeting of the People and others at Abington Meeting house aforesaid, And in a Solemn Manner the said Jeremiah MacVeagh taking the said Mary Potts by the hand did openly declare that he took the said Mary Potts to be his wife, promising through God's assistance to be unto her a Faithful and Loving Husband until it shall please God by Death to separate them. And then and there in the said Assembly the said Mary Potts in Like manner Openly Declared that Shee took the said Jeremiah MacVeagh to be her husband Promising through God's Assistance to e unto him a faithful and Loving wife until Death them shall separate. And Moreover the Said Jeremiah MacVeagh and Mary Potts (Shee according to the custom of Marriage Assuming the name of her husband: As a farther Confirmation thereof did then and there to these presents sett their hands and wee whose names are hereunder written being present among others at the Solemning of their Marriage and subsequently in manner aforesaid As witnesses thereunto have also these presents Sett our names the day and year above written. (Signed) JEREMIAH MACVEAGH MARY MACVEAGH
WITNESSES:
EDMOND MACVEAGH
DAVID POTTS
JOHN MACVEAGH
EDMOND MACVEAGH, JR.
JOHN POTTS
JONATHAN POTTS
STEPHEN POTTS
EZEKIEL POTTS
NATHAN POTTS
MARY SIMCOCK
MARY KNIGHT
MARGARET TYSON
MARGARET HOWELL
HANNAH ROBERTS
SARAH THOMAS
HANNAH THOMAS
ANN BURK
AGNES CLEAVER
DOROTHY STICKLEDGE
R. MORREY
THOS. MORREY
ANTHO. WILLIAMS
LEWIS WILLIAMS
THOMAS AIKENS
DANIEL THOMAS, JR.
CHARLES WITT
DANIEL THOMAS
JOHN ROBERTS
JAMES WATERMAN
PETER TAYLOR JR

September 15, 1728- Benjamin Levering is born to Jacob Levering & Alice Tunes in Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Mary Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Benjamin Levering is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Thonis Klincken.)
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

August 1728, Connecticut

August 2, 1728- Nathan Doolittle, child of John Doolittle & Mary Frederick, dies at the age of 8 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

Early Families of Wallingford, Connecticut, With a New Index (#1365)

August 6, 1728- Deed  Vol. 6 Wallingford, Ct., Land Records
"We Caleb Lewis and Abraham Doolittle, Junr. and his wife Mary Doolittle and Thomas Andrews and his wife Felix Andrews all of Wallingford in yo county of Newhaven and colony of Conottycot; & Ephraim Bidwell and his wife Elizabeth Bidwell of Glnsoabery and cmuty of Hartford and colony above sd and Mallichi Lewis now resident in Middletown formerly of Wallingford and colony above sd and Jonathan Munger and his wife Accupe formerly Lewis of Gilford and Colony aboue and in New England we and each of us above named had or haveing now a right in a certain piece of land in ye bounds of Wallingford on ye west side mndy river which was our honored fathers Ebenezer Lewis late of Wallingford Deceased ye number of acres is upon record and is bounded as on record in Wallingford reference being had there unto for and in consideration of certaine sams of money payed to us and each of ns to our full sattisfattions and contentment before the siauing and soalinz and delivery of these presents by our Brother Barnabas Lewis of Wallingford. . . .
signed Jonathan Munger
 Accupie Hunger
 Caleb Lewis
 Ephraim Bidwell
 Elizabeth Bidwell
 Mallachi Lewis
 Abraham Doolittle
 Mary Doolittle
 Thomas Andrews
 Felix Andrews"



August 29, 1728- Abraham Doolittle is born to Abraham Doolittle & Mary Lewis in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut. He was baptised by Parson Hall.

(Nathan Doolittle and Abraham Doolittle are my second cousins 8 times removed. They are first cousins. Abraham, husband of Mary and father of Abraham, is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

July 1728, Pennsylvania

July 10, 1728- Deborah Tyson is born to Derrick Tyson & Ann Hooten in Abington Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

July 30, 1728- Joseph Lukens marries Mary Maurle at the Abington Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Deborah Tyson is my second cousin 8 times removed. Deborah Tyson and Joseph Lukens are first cousins once removed. Joseph Lukens is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff and Coentgen Lennsen Coenis & Anna Entgen Thones.)
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

June 1728, Maryland

Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, was the ...
June 29, 1728- Ralph Robey leases 104 1/2 acres of Zachaiah Manor during his life and that of his mother, Sarah Robey.

Zachaiah Manor,was a holding of Lord Calvert (Charles, pictured) that stretched from Port Tobacco east to the town of Benedict. Much of Zachaiah was rented under long-term leases that passed from generation to generation as property, but the manor was interspersed with "patent" land, such as "His Lordship's Favor" and "Baltimore's Bounty," that was sold outright. A 1768 census of these leases has preserved much of the genealogical data of the Robey family.


Ralph's brother, Peter Robey had leased 86 1/4 acres of Zachaiah Manor on May 3, 1728 — one of the two oldest Robey leases in the area. The leases indicate that Peter, Benjamin, Ralph and Michael Hines Robey (all brothers) obtained property in the area in May and June 1728.
"State of His Lordship's Manors," 1766, 1767, 1768. Rent Rolls---Partial Census.

June 29, 1728-  Michael Hines Roby. 123 1/4 acres. Leasees: Thomas Owens and Elizabeth Roby. For the life of Sarah Roby.

Ralph and Michael are brothers. Their father, John Robey, had died in 1724.

(Ralph and Michael Hines Robey are my fifth great granduncles.)
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Monday, September 20, 2010

June 1728, Rhode Island

June 28, 1728- Peleg Tripp and Mary Gardner are married by Reverend Doctor Joseph Torrey in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.

(Peleg Tripp is my first cousin 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are Richard Sisson & Mary Freeman.)
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

June 1728, Connecticut

June 11, 1728- Ebenezer Doolittle and Lydia Warner are married by Deacon Judd in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

(Ebenezer Doolittle is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle & Abigail Moss.)
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

April 1728, Pennsylvania

April 12, 1728- Margaret Lukens is born to Abraham Lukens & Mary Maurle in Towamencin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Margaret Lukens is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff.)
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April 1728, Connecticut

April 10, 1728- Mary Dowd is born to David Dowd & Mary Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(Mary Dowd is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.)
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Friday, September 17, 2010

April 1728, Massachusetts

April 2, 1728- William J. Macomber marries Lydia Tripp in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

(William J. Macomber is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Randall & Elizabeth Barstow.)
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

February 1728, Connecticut

February 14, 1728- Abigail Doolittle is born to Samuel Doolittle & Jane Wheeler in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut.

(Abigail Doolittle is my first cousin 8 times removed.  Our common ancestors are Samuel Doolittle & Mary Cornwall. )
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

January 1728, Rhode Island

January 25, 1728- My seventh great granduncle, John Sisson, is born to John Sisson & Rebecca Lawton in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

January 1728, Connecticut

January 5, 1728- Daniel Turner is born to John Turner & Abigail Richards in Hartford, Connecticut.

January 7, 1728- Daniel Roberts, Jr. is born to Daniel Roberts & Eunice Cornwall in Middletown village, Middlesex, Connecticut Colony.


January 18, 1728- Hamlin Johnson is born to Joseph Johnson & Mehitable Hamlin in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

January 31, 1728- Keziah Doolittle is born to John Doolittle & Mary Frederick in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

(Daniel Turner is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Edward Turner & Mary Sanford.
Daniel Roberts, Jr. is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck. Hamlin Johnson is his second cousin. Their common ancestors are John Blake & Sarah Hall. Hamlin Johnson is my second cousin 7 times removed.
Keziah Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)
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1728, Rhode Island

1728- Joseph Randall is born to William Randall & Mercy Williams at Knightsville Village, Providence colony, Rhode Island.

( Joseph Randall is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Randall & Rebecca Fowler.)
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Monday, September 13, 2010

1728 Maryland

1728- My seventh great grandfather, Archibald Pike, dies at the age of 70 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

John Hardy marries Barbara Allison in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Elizabeth Clare Hagan is born to William Hagan & Eleanor Hanson in Charles County, Maryland.

Mary French is born to John & Monica French in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Rebecca Darnall is born to John & Rachel Darnall in Charles County, Maryland.

Jane Neale is born to James Neale & Jane Boarman in Charles County, Maryland.

Bennett Hoskins marries Eleanor Neale, daughter of Raphael Neale and Mary Brooke, in Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland. A daughter, Mary Ann is born the same year.

( John Hardy is my fifth great granduncle. Our common ancestors are William Hardy & Elizabeth Hayden.
Elizabeth Clare Hagan is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
Mary French is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are James French & Elizabeth Meekin.
Rebecca Darnall is my second cousin 5 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.
Jane Neale is my third cousin 8 times removed. Eleanor is her second cousin. Eleanor Neale is my third cousin 7 times removed. Her daughter, Mary Ann Hoskins, is my fourth cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

1728 Pennsylvania

1728- Jonathan Potts is born to David Potts & Elizabeth Jane Lane in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He would move to Virginia with his parents.

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

About 1728 Thomas Penn appears to have been engaged in business of some sort in London, and to have had a partner. He writes to his brother John Penn, April 26 of that year, and signs the letter " Thomas Penn and Company;" in it he speaks of " my business on partnership, of which I some time since acquainted thee."

(Jonathan Potts is my fifth great granduncle.  James Lewis is his second cousin. James Lewis is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Thomas Penn is my third cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Pletjes Driessen & Alet Gobels Syllys.)
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

December 1727, Connecticut

December 25, 1727- John Cornwall and Mary Foster are married in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

December 28, 1727- Jonathan Doolittle is born to Jonathan Doolittle & Rebecca Ranney in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(John Cornwall is my first cousin 9 times removed. Jonathan Doolittle is his first cousin once removed. Their common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.
Jonathan Doolittle is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Samuel Doolittle & Mary Cornwall.)
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Friday, September 10, 2010

November 1727, Connecticut

November 20, 1727- Sarah Dowd is born to Jacob Dowd & Elizabeth Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

(Sarah Dowd is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.)
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October 1727, Maryland


October 11, 1727- James Neale dies at the age of 77 at Cobb Neck in Charles County, Maryland. James was the eldest son of Captain James Neale and Anne (Gill) his wife. He was born in Spain. His father, Captain James Neale, was a merchant and an agent for King Charles II and the Duke of York, and traveled often to Spain and Portugal.
James was around sixteen years of age when his father returned to Maryland and had James naturalized.
Young James was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Calvert, daughter of Colonel William Calvert, Secretary of Maryland, and granddaughter of Governor Leonard Calvert. William Calvert, upon the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth with James Neale, granted the couple 600 acres on the east side of Piscataway River and the south side of Piscataway Creek.
At the death of his father, James Neale inherited half, 1,000 acres of  the 2,000 acre "Wollaston Manor," the family plantation in Charles County. Following the death of his first wife, James wed Elizabeth Lord, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Lord. At the time John Lord was a magistrate of Westmoreland County, Virginia. In 1687, John Lord deeded his daughter Elizabeth 700 acres of land in Virginia, parts of three tracts near Giles Brent's Mill. The deed stated she was marrying James Neale of Wollaston Manor in Charles County, Maryland.

The will of James Neale of Wollaston Manor, Charles County, is dated 1 April 1725, and was proved 11 October 1727 (Annapolis, Lib. 19, fol. 246). Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 6 page 40

Neale (Neal), James, Sr., Wolleston Mannor, Charles Co.,
To eldest son James, Jr., deed of Woolleston Mannour afsd. confirmed; and personalty. To second son Henry, deed of 500 A. Gills Land confirmed; and personalty. To son Benjamin and hrs., 500 A. leased to and known by names of Davies, Antho. Smith, Jno. Castles and Tho. Sparkes; sd. son dying without issue, to son William and hrs.; and personalty. To son William and hrs., 500 A. leased to Cha. Rocks, Nat. Freeman and Thomas Marrish; and all land at Matta Woman bou. of Geo. Hinson; sd. son dying without issue or during minority, to son Benj. and hrs.; and personalty at age of 21.
To wife Elizabeth and hrs., interest in 340 A. lying at Upper Machoteck, Va., lately in poss. of Michaell Webb and Benja. Berryman; 1/3 personal estate. To daus. Mary Deaton, formerly Vanswerring, Mary Tawney, formerly Neale, Ann, now wife of Mr. Edward Cole, and Margaret, personalty.
To dau. Mildred, ?30 at age or marriage.
Exs.: Wife and sons Benjamin and William to divide residue of personal estate equally.
Test: Walter Story, Thos. Taney, Joseph Alvey.
Codicil: Son William and dau. Mildred to have no interest in bequests until they give bond to acquit themselves and hrs. of all interest in certain slaves once property of dau. Elizabeth.
Date and tests same as above will.

(James Neale is my first cousin 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.) 

Wild Rose of Wolleston Manor (interesting memoir on the Neale family.)
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

October 1727, Connecticut

October 7, 1727- Adonijah Roberts is born to Ebenezer Roberts & Mercy Johnson in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

(Adonijah Roberts is my second cousin 7 times removed.)
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October 1727, Rhode Island

October 1, 1727- William Peckham is born to Isaac Peckham & Jane Sisson in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.

(William Peckham is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton.)
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September 1727, Connecticut

September 23, 1727- George Sleed is born to Jonathan Sleed & Thankful Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(George Sleed is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.)
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September 1727, Massachusetts

 Headstone of Job Randall, Second Church Cemetary, Nowell, Massachusetts
Inscription:
HERE LYES YE
INTERRED BODY
OF MR JOB RAN
DALL WHO DYED
SEPTEMBER THE
19TH 1727 & AGED
ABOUT 73 YEARES

 September 19, 1727- Job Randall dies at the age of 73 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Job was born in 1654 in Scituate. At the age of 25 he married Elizabeth Doty, daughter of James and Lydia (Turner) Doty and a granddaughter of Edward Doty of the 'Mayflower'; the marriage produced six children.
Job was a shipwright and a very respectable and useful man. He lived a quarter mile south of Herring Brook Hill and worked at the Chittenden Yard on the Norwell side of the river. He built ships for Samuel Lillie and Andrew Belcher of Boston. Many of Belcher's ships were privateers used in the French war. In 1675 he served in King Philip's War under General James Cudworth.
Job Randall lies buried in the Second Church Cemetary in Nowell, Massachusetts.

Source: Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement to 1831.
(Job Randall is my eighth great granduncle. Our common ancestors are William Randall & Elizabeth Barstow.)
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

August 1727, Pennsylvania

August 20, 1727- Hannah Lukens is born to Peter Lukens & Gaynor Evans in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

(Hannah Lukens is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff.)
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Monday, September 6, 2010

August 1727, Connecticut



August 2, 1727- Abigail Blake, daughter of Jonathan Blake & Mary Johnson, dies at the age of 14 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(Abigail Blake is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Sarah Hall.)
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

July 1727, Connecticut

Homage to Asher Durand - Upper valley view of the Connecticut River.

July 16, 1727- John Turner is born to John Turner & Abigail Richards in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Turners have a long history in Connecticut and a number of them fought in the Revolutionary War.

July 29, 1727- Sarah Blake is born to Jonathan Blake & Mary Johnson in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(John Turner is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Edward Turner & Mary Sanford.
Sarah Blake is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Sarah Hall.)

Middletown Historical Society

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

July 1727, Pennsylvania

Abington Monthly Meeting House

July 4, 1727- The lawsuit regarding the property of founder William Penn is finally settled:

"the surviving trustees in Pennsylvania, named in Penn's will; and the younger children of William Penn, Jr.1 This suit in the Exchequer Court, after many delays, during which Dennis Penn, Henry Gouldney (one of the mortgagees), the Earl of Oxford, and Hannah Penn all died, was decided favorably to the will July 4, 1727. The " family deed sextipartite," to which an allusion has been made, was then framed, by which it was agreed that John Penn should have half the Pennsylvania and Delaware property, Thomas one-fourth, and Richard one-fourth, and that John's share should be charged with certain money payments to Margaret."

Painting of Thomas Penn.

July 7, 1727- Margaret Kirk is born to John Kirk & Sarah Tyson in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

July 29, 1727- James Dilworth marries Sarah Shoemaker, daughter of Peter Shoemaker & Margaret Op den Graeff, at Abington. Sarah is the widow of Daniel Potts.

(Thomas Penn and his brothers are my third cousins 9 times removed. Margaret Kirk and Sarah Shoemaker are his third cousins once removed. Their common ancestors are Pletjes Driessen & Alet Gobels Syllys.
Margaret Kirk is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff and Coentgen Lenssen Coenis & Anna Entgen Thones.
Sarah Shoemaker is my third cousin 8 times removed. Margaret Kirk is her third cousin. Our common ancestors are Hermann Op den Graeff & Gretjen Driessen Pletjes and Pieter Dohrs & Lysgen Grietes.)
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