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

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

November 1740, Connecticut

Official seal of Middletown, Connecticut
Official seal of Middletown, Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
November 3, 1740- Richard Blake is born to Joseph Blake & Esther Bacon in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

(Richard Blake is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Nathaniel Bacon & Ann Miller and Deacon Thomas Wetmore.)

Name Meaning for "Blake"

English: variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjectiveblæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.
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