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

Friday, December 31, 2010

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January 1733, Rhode Island

January 14, 1733- Thomas Shearman is born to Thomas Shearman & Sarah Sisson in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

(Thomas Shearman is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton and Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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1733, Flanders

St. Francis Xavier
My fourth great granduncle, Arnold Livers (1705-1767), was a Jesuit Priest.
In 1974, a list of early priests and nuns of Maryland birth who entered convents or monasteries abroad in the 17th and 18th centuries was compiled by Brother Thomas W. Spalding, C.F.X. It contains this entry:

LIVERS, Arnold. Son of Arnold (and Helena ?) Livers of Prince George's Co. h. 11 May 1705. Entered the Society of Jesus 7 Sep. 1724 and was ordained. He returned to Md. in 1734 and served at St. Thomas Manor, Newtown, and St. Inigoes, where he d. 16 Aug. 1767.

Arnold Livers attended the College of Liege, Flanders, where he studied Philosophy and Theology. He entered the Society of Jesus in Watten, Holland on September 7, 1724.  In 1733 he graduated, was ordained and assigned to the missions of Maryland.
Upon arriving in Maryland, he was assigned to St. Thomas Manor in Charles County. He was assigned to St. Francis Xavier in Newtown, St. Mary's County, where he received his final vows in 1742. He then was assigned to St. Ignatius church on Cross Manor, St. Inigoes in St. Mary's County, where he remained until his death in 1767.

He is said to have administered to the Catholics of Boone's Chapel in Prince George's County, Conewago Chapel in Pennsylvania, and later at the Elder chapel at the home of his sister, Jacoba Clementina Livers Elder, in Emmitsburg, Frederick County.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

1733, Rhode Island

 My seventh great grandaunt, Mercy Sisson, is born to John Sisson & Rebecca Lawton in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

Elizabeth Sisson is born to Thomas Sisson & Phoebe Cook in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

(Elizabeth Sisson is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Richard Sisson & Mary Freeman.)
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

1733, Maryland

My eighth great grandmother, Elizabeth Meekin, widow of James French, dies at Newtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
About 1670, Elizabeth brought 129 Acres of "Wolver Hampton," which Bordered on "Hopton Park" to her marriage to James French. This land had been in possession of Elizabeth's father, William Meekin. Elizabeth had been named in her grandfather Beard's will as an heir in lieu of his grandsons William and Robert Meekin.
Elizabeth witnessed her husband's will on March 17, 1733, so her death came later that same year. Elizabeth Meekin French was a Catholic.

My fifth great granduncle, Anthony Drane, dies at the age of 40 in Maryland.

Henry Massey Hanson is born to John Hanson & Elizabeth Tyler in Charles County, Maryland.

(Henry Massey Hanson is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.)
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

1733, Connecticut

Henry Doolittle dies at the age of 29 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

(Henry Doolittle is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle & Abigail Moss.)
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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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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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Thursday, December 23, 2010

November 1732, Connecticut

November 10, 1732- My eighth great granduncle, Abraham Doolittle, dies at the age of 82 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.
Abraham Doolittle was born in February, 1650, in New Haven, Connecticut.  He was baptized by Reverend John Davenport, under whose strict puritan teachings he was reared. He attended the grammar school in his native town and received the careful religious and secular training prescribed for the Puritan youth of that time. His family moved to Wallingford before his twentieth birthday, where they built a log cabin in a forest glen. At that time, Wallingford was a wild place where wolves and Indians were common. At that time there was not a fence, road, church, school or store nearer than New Haven.
At town meeting May 27, 1672, Abraham was elected constable, a position then of much importance.
President Noah Porter of Yale, in writing of those colonial times,says: "The constable was an officer of superior dignity." He was to the inhabitants "the right arm of the King himself; a functionary treated with reverent awe and obeyed with implicit deference. Whoever resisted the power resisted the ordinance of God."
He took an active interest in Wallingford's affairs and is spoke of as " a worthy son of a worthy sire." 
Abraham was thrice married, and fathered many children.
The following order of the General Court appears under date of October, 1710: "upon consideration of the great affliction and trouble of Abraham Dowlittell of Wallingford in the weakness and infirmity of his children: This assembly do relive and exempt him the said Dowlittell, from paying any county rates for
the future." 

Puritan Literature ca 1660

November 23, 1732- Martha Hull is born to Miles Hull & Mary Tuttle in Farmington, New Haven, Connecticut.

November 28, 1732- Joel Doolittle is born to Jonathan Doolittle & Rebecca Ranney in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(Joel Doolittle is my first cousin 8 times removed. He is the grandnephew of Abraham Doolittle. Our common ancestors are Samuel Doolittle & Mary Cornwall and George Hubbard & Elizabeth Watts.
Martha Hull is Joel's second cousin once removed.
Martha Hull is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle, Deacon Paul Peck & Martha Hale, and John Moss & Abigail Charles.)
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

October 1732, Massachusetts

October 18, 1732- Moses Doolittle is born to Samuel Doolittle & Jane Wheeler in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts

(Moses Doolittle is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Samuel Doolittle & Mary Cornwall.)
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

September 1732, Virginia

September 13, 1732- John Leake is born to William Leake & Ann Redman in Fauquier County, Virginia.

(John Leake is my third cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are James French & Elizabeth Meekin.)
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August 1732, Rhode Island

August 27, 1732- Isaac Lawton and Sarah Howland are married in Bristol, Rhode Island.

( Isaac Lawton is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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Monday, December 20, 2010

August 1732, Pennsylvania

Thomas Penn
August 11, 1732- Thomas Penn, accompanied by his brother-in-law Thomas Freame, sails for Pennsylvania, arriving at Chester August 11, 1732. During his nine-year stay in Philadelphia, Thomas has a small house built on the Springettsberry Manor lands adjoining the city, near the present Twentieth and Hamilton Streets, and embellishes the grounds with a great variety of plants and trees.
His elder brother John, and his sister Margaret Freame and her young son joined him, arriving September 19, 1734. John remained only a year, but Margaret Freame stayed until the news of her husband's death in the late spring of 1741. She and her brother Thomas then returned to England, arriving at Plymouth late the following November.

August 29, 1732- Mary Kirk is born to John Kirk & Sarah Tyson in Abington Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Thomas Penn is my third cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Pletjes Driessen & Alet Gobels Syllys.
Mary Kirk is my second cousin 8 times removed. Thomas Penn is her third cousin once removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff and Coentgen Lenssen Coenis & Anna Entgen Thones.)
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

August 1732, Connecticut

August 5, 1732- Content Blakeslee is born to Ebenezer Blakeslee & Jemima Tuttle in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut.

(Content Blakeslee is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)
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July 1732, Maryland

July 23, 1732- Henry Hardy is born to George Hardy & Elizabeth Drane in St. George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.

(Henry Hardy is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Hardy & Elizabeth Hayden and Anthony Drane & Elizabeth Mockbee Nicholls.)
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

July 1732, Connecticut

July 17, 1732- Patience Doolittle is born to John Doolittle & Mary Frederick in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

July 30, 1732- My eighth great granduncle, Richard Hubbard, dies at the age of 77 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(Patience Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)

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Friday, December 17, 2010

June 1732, Massachusetts

June 6, 1732- My sixth great grandfather, James Seamans, is born to James Seamans & Tabitha Wood in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Descendants of Thomas Seamans & Susannah Salisbury 

King James VI
From Miss Elizabeth M. Seamans, November 11, 1905, when she was visiting Factoryville, Pennsylvania  

"I wonder if you have heard of the Legend, of the ancestry, of our Seamans. I found it among my relatives, who came here in 1817 from Conn.

King James VI, of Scotland, became James 1, of England, the family name being Stuart and were ardent Catholics, but one renowneced the faith and was banished to Virginia, but was allowed to take money, treasures and silver, the king gave him a grant of land in the new country, in part of which Charleston now stands, the man had a wife and three sons, he died and in the course of time the mother again married, and after her death, her husband became guardian of the three boys, he married again and had a family, the mother of which was anxious to get rid of the Stuart boys, the stepfather took them to the sea and bribed a Captain to take them to the Plymouth Rock Country under the name of Seamans, and get them a home and they would be provided for, the oldest boy knew why they had been sent away and when he had became of age he told his brothers of their property in Virginia and he was going to claim it, he went in a vessel that was never heard from and that was supposed to have sunk, two years later the second boy made the attempt, but the vessel was wrecked and only two  were saved to tell the sad tale of disaster, the third boy decided that as both of his brothers had lost their lives in the attempt to claim their property, he would remain in the Plymouth Rock Country and retain the name of Seamans.

Swansea Mass is only a little way from Plymouth Rock, now do you suppose that there is a shadow of truth in this tradition?

Sincerely Elizabeth"

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

May 1732, Massachusetts

May 12, 1732- Joseph Mosher is born to Jonathan Mosher & Isabel Potter in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

(Joseph Mosher is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

May 1732, Connecticut

May 3, 1732- Sarah Wetmore is born to Ebenezer Wetmore & Elizabeth Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

May 21, 1732- Recompense Roberts is born to Daniel Roberts & Eunice Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

( Sarah Wetmore is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Deacon Thomas Whitmore & Sarah Hall.
Sarah Wetmore and Recompense Roberts are second cousins once removed.
Recompense Roberts is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.)
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

April 1732, Rhode Island

April 24, 1732- Thomas Lawton, husband of Margaret Allen, dies at the age of 44 in Bristol, Rhode Island.

(Thomas Lawton is my first cousin 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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Monday, December 13, 2010

April 1732, Connecticut

Tombstone of Mary Earle Hubbard

April 6, 1732- My eighth great grandmother, Mary Earle (wife of Nathaniel Hubbard), dies at the age of 67 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
She lies buried in at Riverside Cemetary in Middletown. Below is the inscription:

Here lies the Body of Mary, the wife of Mr. Nathaniel Hubbard, sen'r, 
who departed this life April 6, 1732, in the 69 year of her Age.

April 20, 1732- Joseph Bacon marries my seventh great grandaunt, Bethia Whitmore, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

April 26, 1732- Josiah Loomis and Abigail Bacon are married in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut.

(Abigail Bacon is my first cousin 9 times removed. Bethia Whitmore is her first cousin. Our common ancestor is Deacon Thomas Whitmore.)
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March 1732, Maryland

Mattawoman Creek, off the Upper Potomac
March 29, 1732- A land transfer involving my fifth great granduncle, George Hardy:

Enrolled at request of George Hardy 29 Mar 1732:
Indenture, 29 Mar 1732; Between Ignatius Gardner, planter, and George Hardy, planter; for £70 and 2300# tobacco; a tract called Gardner's Meadow on Mattawoman main branch; bounded by land of Jeremiah Suell called Convenience and land taken up by James Gambell now belonging to Gabriel Burnham, Jr. in right of his wife; containing 266 acres; also part of a tract called Refuse on Tinker's Branch; containing 200 acres; /s/ Ignatius Gardner; wit. John Beall, Jr., Peter Dent; ack. 29 Mar 17 by Ignatius Gardner and Anne his wife
Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 426.

Mattawoman appears on Capt. John Smith’s circa-1608 map as Mataughquamend, an Algonquian compound translated as “where one goes pleasantly.”
Mattawoman Creek was named for the Mattawoman Indians who had a fort and town in this locality.They were one of many sub-tribes of the Piscataway-Conoy culture that had been predominant in what is now Southern Maryland. Hunters and fishermen for the most part, the Mattawomans and their fellow Piscataways had a similar culture to other groups in the region—the Delawares, Nanticokes and Powhatans, for instance—and they spoke a dialect of the widespread Algonquian language. Like their neighbors, they also had frequent run-ins with tribes from the north, specifically the Susquehannocks, Iroquois and Senecas. And in the late 17th-century, it was one of these conflicts that brought the Mattawomans' demise—helped along, no doubt, by the insults of the European invasion, namely smallpox.
In 1670, Governor Charles Calvert presented to the Mattawoman king, Maquata, a medal with the likeness of his father, Cecilius, second Lord Baltimore, on one side and a map of Maryland on the other.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

March 1732, Pennsylvania

March 29, 1732- Cornelius Conard and Priscilla Bolton are married at the Abington Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Colonial Families of Philadelphia Volumes I and II

(Cornelius Conard is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thones Kunders & Elin Magdalen Tyson.)
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

March 1732, Massachusetts

Slocum Family Monument, Prospect Hill Cemetery - Northville, NY, erected 1908 by Dr. Charles E. Slocum
 Part of the above monument reads: 
ELEAZER SLOCUM, SON OF ELEAZER, BORN 20 JANUARY, 1694; MARRIED DEBORAH SMITH. THEY WERE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. RESIDED IN DARTSMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, A YEOMAN AND MERCHANT AND THERE DIED, HE IN JANUARY, 1739. THEY HAD EIGHT CHILDREN: 1.JOHN. 2.DAVID. 3.MARY. 4.ELEAZER. 5.ELEPHEL. 6.HUMPHREY. 7.ANN. 8.DEBORAH.

March 6, 1732- Anne Slocum is born to Eleazer Slocum & Deborah Smith in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 A short history of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, genealogical and biographical; embracing eleven generations of the first-named family, ... in the female lines as far as ascertained

March 23, 1732- Jesse Cornell is born to John Cornell & Sarah Sherman in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

(Anne Slocum is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Richard Sisson & Mary Freeman.
Jesse Cornell is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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February 1732, Pennsylvania

February 16, 1732- Margaret Tyson is born to Derrick Tyson & Ann Hooten in Upper Dublin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Margaret Tyson 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.)
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Friday, December 10, 2010

February 1732, Rhode Island

February 1, 1732- Stephen Mott & Abigail Lawton are married in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

(Abigail Lawton is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)

The Shurtleff and Lawton Families: Genealogy and History
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

January 1732, Rhode Island

January 25, 1732- My ninth great granduncle, Isaac Lawton, dies at the age of 81 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.
Isaac Lawton was a deputy of the General court for eight years ranging from 1696 through 1708.
He was an honest farmer and had three wives.  The first was Mary Sisson, who died in childbed of her only child.
He married second, March 1, 1674, Elizabeth Tallman, by whom he had all his children. Their fathers, Thomas Lawton and Peter Tallman, had been partners in purchasing the Indian rights of Holmes Hole Neck (about 1664). Isaac bought three of the shares of Homes Hole Neck but later disposed of them.
Peter Tallman was also quite active in the settlement of Martha’s Vineyard, and Thomas Lawton of Portsmouth, by his will of June 6, 1674, proved Sept. 29, 1681, bequeathed to his son Isaac “all rights at Martha’s Vineyard” Isaac's third wife, to whom he was married October 11, 1701, was Naomi, widow of George Lawton and daughter of Bartholomew Hunt.  Naomi died January 3, 1720.

Will--proved 1732, Feb. 14. Ex. son John. To eldest son Isaac, 5s., he already having had house and farm he lives on in Portsmouth. To son Thomas, 5s. he already having received house and farm in Bristol. To son Job all the house and land he now hath improvement of in Portsmouth, and negro boy Jamme. To five daughters, Sarah Rogers, Anne Almy, Mary Vaughan, Susanna Pearce and Ruth Hall, each 5s. they having had already. To five daughters of Elizabeth Smith, deceased, viz: Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Phoebe and Hannah, 5s. each. To two grandchildren, children of my daughter Isabel Cory, late deceased, viz: Elizabeth and William Cory, each 5s. To daughter Ruth Hall, negro girl Phillis. To son John, all my farm whereon I dwell in Portsmouth, with dwelling house, orchard, &c., and all money, silver plate, bonds, household goods, husbandry gear, negro servants, cattle, horses, sheep, &c.

Inventory, £1780, 16s., viz: silver money £15, 3s., gold ring and 3 pieces of gold £4, wrought plate £67, bonds £886, money scales and weight, stillyards, churn, carpenter's tools, negro man, gril, boy, and child of two months £300, 4 oxen, 11 cows, 5 yearlings, 4 calves, 80 sheep and lambs, horsekind £50, swine £6, &c.
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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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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

January 1732, Massachusetts

January 10, 1732- Jeremiah Brown and Elizabeth Sisson are married in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

January 23, 1732- Oliver Sherman is born to Thomas Sherman & Phebe Lawton in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

(Elizabeth Sisson is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton. Jeremiah Brown is my first cousin 11 times removed. Our common ancestors are James Cole and Mary Lobel.
Oliver Sherman is my third cousin 8 times removed. Elizabeth Sisson is his second cousin once removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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Monday, December 6, 2010

1732, Massachusetts

1732- Daniel Sherman, husband of Sarah Jenney, dies at the age of 70 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

Daniel's grandson, Moses Sherman, son of Ebenezer, is born in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

(Daniel Sherman is my first cousin 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

1732, Maryland

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.)
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

1732, Pennsylvania

The interior of an old meeting house in the Un...Image via Wikipedia
1732- My fifth great grandaunt, Mary Potts, is born to David Potts & Elizabeth Jane Lane in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thomas Potts marries Susanna in Abington township, Pennsylvania.
The marriage was accomplished in a manner "contrary to Discipline of Friends," and on January 26, 1733, they made an acknowledgement for their, "Disorderly Walking," which was accepted. "Disorderly walking" was a term that was used to cover a multitude of infractions, including fornication and having out-of wedlock children.This shows that Susanna was also a Friend, but her maiden name is not given. They resided in Bristol Township.

"It is agreed in the unity of freinds that all professing the truth, who have or shalbee guilty of any disorderly walkinge by which the name of the Lord comes to bee dishonour'd, shalbee by a particular paper for every such disorderly walking, condemned publiquely by freinds; if so bee they who are or may be concern'd shall refuse after foure or five exhortacions & admonitions, according to the good order of the gosple, to give forth a publick testimony, under their hands by which such particular disorderly practices shalbee judged & condemned."
(Russell Mortimer, ed., Minute Book of the Men’s Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol 1667-1686)

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

(Mary Potts and Rebecca Lewis are second cousins. Thomas Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Mary and Thomas are first cousins once removed. Rebecca Lewis is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.)
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