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, August 30, 2011

October 1738, Pennsylvania

The interior of an old meeting house in the Un...Image via WikipediaOctober 4, 1738- William Edwards, of Milford,  marries Martha Foulke, daughter of Hugh Foulke,  at the Richland Monthly Meeting in Buck's County, Pennsylvania.
Among the witnesses are the names of Edwards, Foulke, Roberts, Griffith, Lester, Ball and others well known in this part of Pennsylvania.

"She was a daughter of our ancient friend, Hugh Foulke and Ann his wife..., and being religiously educated, was in her young years an example of virtue and sobriety to her sex; and in the twenty-second year of her age, was married to William Edwards, an approved minister of Richland Monthly Meeting." 

Dated: 5th-mo. 20, 1781
Samuel Foulke
William and Martha both became prominent ministers and elders in the Society of Friends (Quakers).

(Martha Foulke is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Aret Klincken & Niske Agnes Jensen.)
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