April 20, 1733- Matthew Cook is born to John Cook & Mary Slocum in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.
April 30, 1733- Jarvis Brown is born to Jeremiah Brown & Elizabeth Sisson in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island. He is christened in St. Michael's Church, Bristol.
(Matthew Cook is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury. Jarvis Brown is Matthew's third cousin.
Jarvis Brown is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton and Lieutenant James Cole & Mary Lobel.)
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