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, October 10, 2011

May 1739, Rhode Island

Official seal of Newport, Rhode IslandImage via WikipediaMay 21, 1739- Elizabeth Clarke is born to Benjamin Clarke & Grizzel Sherman in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

(Elizabeth Clarke is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
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