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

Monday, September 19, 2011

January 1739, Rhode Island

Official seal of Newport, Rhode IslandImage via WikipediaJanuary 5, 1739- Thomas Lawton marries Elizabeth Coggeshall in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island .

January 16, 1739- Benjamin Lawton marries Mary Arnold in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island .

(Thomas Lawton and Benjamin Lawton are brothers. They are my second cousins 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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