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

Sunday, October 20, 2013

1742, Connecticut

Official seal of Middletown, Connecticut
My eighth great granduncle, Reverend Izrahiah Wetmore, dies at the age of 86 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
Born in 1656 to Thomas Wetmore & Sarah Hall, he wed Rachel Stow, daughter of Reverend Samuel Stow and Hope Fletcher, of Middletown, in 1692, and left many descendants. His father-in-law made him his executor and speaks of him in his will in terms of the highest praise.
He was Magistrate of the town and had been deputy to the General Court of 1721-1728 inclusive.
 "a man of fine abilities, says tradition, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the colonists".
His son, Judge Seth Wetmore, served as Magistrate and Deputy of the Court of Connecticut at the time of Izrahiah's death.

Esther Moss, daughter of John Moss & Martha Lothrop, marries Samuel Frary in New Haven, Connecticut.

Annah Key is born to Samuel Key & Anne Cornwall in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Ebenezer Blakeslee, young child of Ebenezer Blakeslee & Jemima Tuttle, dies in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Patience Barnes is born to Thomas Barnes & Abigail Brockett in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

(Esther Moss is my first cousin 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Moss & Abigail "Goody" Charles.
Annah Key is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.
Patience Barnes and Ebenezer Blakeslee are my third cousins 7 times removed. They are third cousins. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)
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