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, July 5, 2011

1738, Pennsylvania

1738- My seventh great granduncle, Henry Cunreds, purchases three acres adjoining the property of William Roberts for £4, and ten years later a tract adjoining of fifty acres from Joseph Roberts for £112. By dint of persistent industry he cleared the land, and made a comfortable home for himself and his children. Seven sons were born to Henry and Katherine Cunreds, namely: William, Dennis, John, Peter, Joseph, Benjamin and Samuel.

Gaynor Lukens is born to Peter Lukens & Gaynor Evans in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

William Lukens is born to John Lukens & Dorothy Griggs in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

John Burson is born to George Burson & Sarah Cox in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

(Gaynor Lukens is my second cousin 8 times removed. William Lukens is her first cousin once removed.
William Lukens is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff and Coentgen Lenssen Coenis & Anna Entgen Thones. John Burson is my third cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.)
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