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 24, 2011

November 1734, Rhode Island

November 3, 1734- Benjamin Clarke marries Grizzel Sherman in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

November 6, 1734- Ann Cook is born to John Cook & Mary Slocum in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

November 20, 1734- George Sisson is born to George Sisson & Elizabeth Sherman in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.

November 22, 1734- John Lawton is born to Isaac Lawton & Sarah Howland in Bristol, Rhode Island.

(George Sisson is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton and Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury. Grizzel Sherman is his aunt.
Grizzel Sherman is my second cousin 9 times removed. Ann Cook is her second cousin once removed.  Ann Cook and John Lawton are my third cousins 8 times removed. They are third cousins. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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