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

Friday, September 9, 2011

1739, Pennsylvania

1739- Sarah Elizabeth Burson has been born to Joseph Burson & Mary Rachel Potts at Gilbert's Manor in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In 1739, the Burson family moved to Buckingham in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Many researchers give Sarah's birth as 1739, yet quote her marriage to Henry Addington as 1744. Highly unlikely, as she would have been five years old. In his will, Henry Addington gave his son, William, the responsibility of caring for Sarah, but she did not stay with William. In 1806, she moved to Indiana with her son, John.
Sarah is presumed to have been buried in Friends Community Cemetery, Chester, Indiana. Her obituary in the Richmond, Indiana, Public Ledger of 25 March 1826, gives her age as 100 years old. The 1827 Directory of Richmond, Indiana, lists early settlers, including John Addington, and states. "Addington's mother came with him, died at 103 years of age."

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

Arnold Kuster dies at the age of 70 in Pennsylvania. The son of Paulus Kusters &  Gertrudje Theissen Dohrs, Arnold was born in Germany. He was twice married, Rebecca Nuzom, then Gertrudt Conrads.

(Sarah Elizabeth Burson is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Jonas Potts & Mary Thomaston. Ruth Burson is her first cousin. Ruth Burson is my third cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Arnold Kuster is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff.)
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