August 6, 1735- Thomas Atkins marries Martha Miller, (daughter of Governor Benjamin Miller, and granddaughter of Thomas Miller, the first settler, and his second wife, Mercy Bassett), in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
August 12, 1735- James Cornwall is born to Jacob Cornwall & Edith Whitmore in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
August 20, 1735- Ruth Doolittle is born to Ebenezer Doolittle & Lydia Warner in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.
(Thomas Atkins is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Deacon Thomas Whitmore & Sarah Hall and George Hubbard & Elizabeth Watts.
James Cornwall is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Cornwall & Mary Bailey and John Whitmore. Thomas Atkins is his third cousin.
Ruth Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle & Abigail Moss.)
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