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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1736, Connecticut

1736- Thomas Doolittle dies at the age of 31 in Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut. Thomas was born in 1705 to Abraham Doolittle & Elizabeth Thorpe. In 1730, he married his first cousin, Sarah Abernathy, and had five children. Sarah was the daughter of William Abernathy & Mary Peck.

Joseph Doolittle is born to Joseph Doolittle & Experience Bartlett in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

Hannah Doolittle is born to Thomas Doolittle & Hannah Fenn in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

John Key is born to Samuel Key & Annah Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Elisabeth Dowd, daughter of Jacob Dowd & Elizabeth Cornwall, dies at the age of 16 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(Thomas Doolittle is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle. Hannah Doolittle is his first cousin once removed.
Joseph Doolittle is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Samuel Doolittle & Mary Cornwall. John Key and Hannah Doolittle are his second cousins once removed.
John Key and Elizabeth Dowd are my second cousins 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck. They are second cousins.
Hannah Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle, Paul Peck & Martha Hale, John Moss & Abigail Charles.)
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