November 4, 1739- Caleb Sherman and Elizabeth Lawton are married in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.
November 10, 1739- Mary Mitchell is born to James Mitchell & Anna Folger in Newport, Rhode Island.
November 11, 1739- Rebecca Brown is born to Jeremiah Brown & Elizabeth Sisson in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island.
(Rebecca Brown is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah Lawton.
Caleb Sherman is my second cousin 9 times removed. Elizabeth Lawton is his second cousin once removed. Elizabeth Lawton is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.
Mary Mitchell is my fourth cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Lawton & Isbell Smith.)
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