June 1733- Thomas, the infant son of Isaac Lawton & Sarah Howland, is born and dies within days in Bristol County, Rhode Island.
June 21, 1733- Gideon Sisson is born to George Sisson & Lydia Cole in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.
(Thomas Lawton is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.
Gideon Sisson is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton and Hugh Cole & Deborah Allen Buckland. The infant, Thomas Lawton, is his second cousin once removed.)
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