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, January 16, 2013

February 1741, Rhode Island

Summit of Pocasset Hill, in Tiverton, RI, USA ...
Summit of Pocasset Hill, in Tiverton, RI, USA the highest point in Newport County at 320 feet (98 m) above sea level. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
February 1741- Joseph Babcock dies at the age of 60 in Westerly, Kings County, Rhode Island.
Joseph was born in 1681 to John Babcock and Mary Lawton.
In 1704, he married Rebecca Stanton.

February 13, 1741- Elizabeth Tripp, wife of William Wood, dies at the age of 53 in Newport County, Rhode Island.
Born in Portsmouth on November 21, 1687, Elizabeth was the daughter of James Tripp and Mercy Lawton.
In 1708, when she was 21, she first married Richard Mitchell of Great Britain. He died in 1722. In April of 1734, she married William Wood.

(First cousins, Elizabeth Tripp and Joseph Babcock, are my second cousins 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Lawton & Isbell Smith.)
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