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, February 6, 2012

August 1740, Maryland

August 16, 1740- My fifth great grandfather, William Hardy, dies at the age of 43 in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
The son of William Hardy & Elizabeth Hayden, William was born in Charles County, Maryland. In 1728, at the age of 31, William married Ann Stimson. There is evidence that he was married earlier, to a woman of the last name Hoggins. Ann had passed away in 1738, at the age of 36. William's death left the five youngest children orphans, and in his will he directed his eldest son by his first wife, 23 year-old George, to see to their care.
William was a planter.

William Hardy's Will, dated 8 Aug 1740, Will book DD-1, p 222, Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD:
"I, William Hardy of Prince Georges Co, Planter... to my son George my negro wench Anne... to dau Rachel the first child Anne brings... to son Solomon my boy Nicles (Nicholas)... to my daughter Elizabeth my negro boy Luke... to sons George, William, Henry, Benjamin, Solomon and my daughters Mary Anne, Rachel and Elizabeth all my chattells and movables to be equally divided... to son Henry all my whereing (sic) close... bro George Hardey... son George to be Exec and to take the five youngest children to keare (sic) for them until they are of age..." (Greenwell - Little - Donnally - Hardy and Allied Families of Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri by A. Louise Shelton, 929.273 G855s)

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

August 1740, Connecticut

August 3, 1740- Lois Harrison is born to Amos Harrison & Esther Maltby in Northford, New Haven, Connecticut.

August 7, 1740- Taphath Doolittle is born to Ebenezer Doolittle & Lydia Warner in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

August 14, 1740- Hepzibah Doolittle is born to Hezekiah Doolittle & Hepzibah Tyler in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

August 15, 1740- Susanna Tuttle is born to Isaiah Tuttle & Susanna Doolittle in New Haven, Connecticut.

August 18, 1740- Lydia Moss is born to Joseph Moss & Lydia Jones in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

(Lois Harrison is my third cousin 8 times removed. Lydia Moss is her second cousin. Lydia Moss is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Moss & Abigail "Goody" Charles.
Taphath Doolittle is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Abraham Doolittle & Abigail Moss. Hepzibah Doolittle is her second cousin once removed.  Susanna Tuttle is her second cousin. Hepzibah Doolittle is my third cousin 7 times removed. Susanna Tuttle is my second cousin 8 times removed.)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

July 1740, Massachusetts

Map of Massachusetts highlighting Bristol County
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July 24, 1740- Matthew Wing marries my seventh great grandaunt, Elizabeth Sisson, in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
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