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, December 12, 2011

March 1740, Connecticut

Wethersfield Cove (Connecticut River), Wethers...
Wethersfield, Connecticut

March 3, 1740- Lois Wright is born to Jonas Wright & Bathsheba Goffe in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. She would die young.
Reuben Tuttle is born to Ezekiel Tuttle & Susannah Merriman in New Haven, Connecticut.

March 5, 1740- Hannah Cornwall, daughter of Benjamin Cornwall & Mary Ward, dies at the age of  4 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

March 26, 1740- My eighth great granduncle, Theophilus Doolittle, dies at the age of 61 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.
Born in 1678, Theophilus was the youngest child of Abraham & Abigail (Moss) Doolittle. He was just 12 years old when his father died. When he came of age, his father's estate was divided up, and he inherited considerable land. He settled at Wallingford, and became a farmer.
In 1699 he married Thankful Hall; service performed by Samuel Street. Following her death in 1715, he wed Elizabeth Howe.

(Lois Wright is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Nathaniel Hubbard & Mary Earle.
Reuben Tuttle is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.
Hannah Cornwall is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.)
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