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, November 4, 2013

April 1742, Massachusetts

Map of Massachusetts highlighting Bristol County
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Bristol County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
April 4, 1742- Curtis Cole is born to Ebenezer Cole & Prudence Miller in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
On April 21, his grandmother, Ruth Curtis Miller, dies at the age of 52.

April 15, 1742- A divorce was granted to a slave named Boston. He charged that his wife cheated on him with a white man and that she bore his child.

(Curtis Cole is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Hugh Cole & Mary Foxwell and Samuel Luther & Mary Abell.)
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