December, 1736- Sarah Potts is born to Stephen & Anne Potts in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
December 14, 1736- Mathias Shoemaker is born to Jacob Shoemaker & Margaret Conard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(Sarah Potts is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Mathias Shoemaker is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thones Kunders & Elin Magadalen Tyson and Mathias Dohrs & Elin Neesgen Op den Graeff.)
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