August 11, 1738- Mindwell Cornwall is born to Benjamin Cornwall & Mary Ward in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. She will not survive until adulthood, dying at age 4.
August 12, 1738- Jesse Doolittle is born to Ebenezer Doolittle & Lydia Warner in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.
(Mindwell Cornwall is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.
Jesse Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle & Abigail Moss.)
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