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 17, 2011

July 1734, Rhode Island

July 22, 1734- Elisha Lawton is born to Job Lawton & Mary Cory in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.

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