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 16, 2011

January 1739, Connecticut

Official seal of Middletown, ConnecticutImage via WikipediaJanuary 5, 1739- Abigail Hubbard is born to Robert Hubbard & Elizabeth Sill in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

January 8, 1739- My seventh great grandfather, Stephen Turner, marries his second wife, Hannah Center, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
His first wife, Hannah Doolittle, had died the previous September, leaving Stephen with young children.

January 12, 1739- Stephen Wetmore is born to Moses Wetmore & Margaret Johnson in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

January 17, 1739- Ebenezer Wetmore is born to Ebenezer Wetmore & Elizabeth Cornwall in  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. The child would not survive.

January 26, 1739- Lucia Roberts is born to Daniel Roberts & Eunice Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(Abigail Hubbard is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Hubbard & Elizabeth Watts. Stephen Wetmore and Ebenezer Wetmore are my second cousins  8 times removed. Abigail Hubbard is their second cousin once removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Whitmore & Sarah Hall.
Lucia Roberts is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.)
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