November, 1737- William Sisson is admitted as a freeman in Westerly, Rhode Island.
November 24, 1737- Ann Fish is born to Preserved Fish & Elizabeth Slocum in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.
(William Sisson is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton.
Ann Fish is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury. William Sisson is her second cousin once removed.)
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