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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

July 1740, Connecticut

Official seal of Middletown, Connecticut
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July 12, 1740- Jemima Marks is born to Abishai Marks & Martha Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
During the 18th century, Middletown became the largest and most prosperous settlement in Connecticut.

(Jemima Marks is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.)
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