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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

April 1742, Rhode Island

Chepachet, Rhode Island
Chepachet, Rhode Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
April 18, 1742- Winchester Mathewson marries Mercy Harrington, daughter of Elisha Harrington & Susannah Ruttenburg, in Chepachet, Providence, Rhode Island.

"In 1742, the boundary line between the Colony of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, was settled at Providence, by commissioners appointed by the king..." - A Discourse, Embracing the Civil and Religious History of Rhode-Island ...By Arthur Amasa Ross

(Mercy Harrington is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Harrington & Elizabeth White.)
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