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, November 6, 2013

April 1742, Connecticut

English: Pratt Street, Downtown Hartford, Conn...
English: Pratt Street, Downtown Hartford, Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
April 25, 1742- Abigail Turner is born to John Turner & Abigail Richards in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

(Abigail Turner is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Edward Turner & Mary Sanford.)

"In the years prior to the American Revolution, Hartford changed from an agrarian to a mercantile society. Its shops bustled while its port throbbed with activity as ships laden with treasures from the Orient and Indies docked. It was this wealth of commercial activity that prompted the growth of Hartford as an insurance capital. Prosperous merchants, fearing the loss of the cargoes stored in warehouses along the river, subscribed to The Hartford Fire Insurance Company. Hartford's preeminence as a whaling town grew simultaneously." Hartford: History
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