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, February 3, 2011

1734, Pennsylvania

1734- Peter Lukens, with wife Gaynor Evans, moves to Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Peter was a clockmaker. He is mentioned as residing on a tract in Horsham of seventy-five acres. The following year the Horsham road is mentioned as having been laid out from his house up into the centre of Montgomery Township.

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

Herman DeHaven, with wife Anneken Op den Graeff, moves to New Providence, where they live on a 200-acre tract. Herman builds a saw mill and grist mill. He also keeps an ordinary or inn. He is granted a license for the inn in 1734. 

(Peter Lukens is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff.
Thomas Lewis is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Anneken Op den Graeff is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Hermann Op den Graeff & Gretjen Driessen Pletjes and Pieter Dohrs & Lysgen Grietes. Peter Lukens is her second cousin.)
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