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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

July 1733, Connecticut

July 15, 1733- My seventh great granduncle, Abraham Doolittle, dies at the age of 37 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.
Abraham was born in 1695 to Samuel Doolittle & Mary Cornwall. At the age of 30, he married his first cousin, Martha Cornwall, daughter of William Cornwall & Mary Thompson. Following Abraham's death, Martha wed Abishai Marks.
Joseph Clark, in the following record, was the husband of Abraham's first cousin, Miriam Cornwall, and the father of the infant Joseph who died later in the month.

Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), Charles W. Manwaring,Hartford, 1902, Vol 3, p 40
Abraham Doolittle, Middletown. Invt. £288-07-09. Taken 27 Aug 1733, by John Collins, Joseph Clark & Joseph Doolittle. Court Record, Page 96 -- 29 Jun 1733: Adms. to Martha Doolittle, widow. Recog., £200, with William Marks. Page 18 (Vol. XIV) -- 1 Mar 1743: An account of Adms. was now exhibited in Court by Martha Doolittle, alias Martha Marks, Adms. on sd. estate,which account is accepted.Page 90 (Vol. XV) -- 14 Feb 1748-9: Martha Doolittle, alias Marks, Adms., having exhibited an invt. of the estate of sd. deceased, and also an account of Adms., informing this Court that there is nothing to divide but real estate, this Court do appoint Capt. Jonathan Allyn, Lt.Nathaniel Gilbert & Joseph Clark, of Middletown, to divide the real estate, viz., 1-3 part of the buildings and land to Martha Doolittle, alias Marks, for her improvement during life, and to Abraham Doolittle, eldest son, his double share of 2-3 thereof, and to Ebenezer Doolittle, the youngest son, his single share.

July 30, 1733- Joseph Clark, infant son of Joseph Clark & Miriam Cornwall, dies at the age of 2 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(Joseph Clark is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.)
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