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 11, 2013

July 1742, Pennsylvania

July 7, 1742- A daughter, Eleanor, is born to Anthony Williams & Sarah Shoemaker in Cheltenham Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

(Eleanor Williams is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Aret Klincken & Niske Agnes Jensen.)

In July, 1742, George Thomas, the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, presided over treaty negotiations with the Iroquois. The Treaty Held with the Indians of the Six Nations was signed in Philadelphia.
Tribes involved included the Mohawk, Onayuit, Onantago, Jenontowano, Caiukquo, and Tufcarora.

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