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

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

April 1739, Connecticut

April 15, 1739- Mabelle Hall Cornwall recorded the following at Riverside Cemetery: "Here lie the bodies of Isaac and Nathaniel, sons of Jacob and Edith Cornwall, both slain by lightening in an instant, April 15th 1739. Isaac in ye 17th year and Nathaniel in ye 10th year of their age."

April 27, 1739- Abigail Hall is born to Daniel Hall & Martha Doolittle in Wallingford, Connecticut.

(Isaac and Nathaniel Cornwall are my second cousins 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Cornwall & Mary Bailey and John Whitmore.
Abigail Hall is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Samuel Doolittle & Mary Cornwall.)
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