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 12, 2011

January 1736, Pennsylvania

January 17, 1736- Anthony Williams, a farmer, marries Sarah Shoemaker, daughter of George Shoemaker and granddaughter of Richard Wall, at Abington, Pennsylvania. The wedding was held at the home of Richard Wall.
They settled in Bristol Township, adjoining the homestead farm in Cheltenham.

January 29, 1736- Jacob Shoemaker marries Margaret Conard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Anthony Williams is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Aret Klincken & Niske Agnes Jensen.
Margaret Conard is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thones Kunders & Elin Magdalene Tyson and Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff.)

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