May 27, 1736- Elihu Stow is born to Eliakim Stow & Lydia Miller in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
May 29, 1736- Benjamin Clark is born to Joseph Clark & Miriam Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
(Benjamin Clark is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.
Elihu Stow is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Whitmore & Sarah Hall.)
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