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

Friday, November 15, 2013

July 1742, Rhode Island

Washington & Nathanael Greene
Washington & Nathanael Greene (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

July 27th, 1742- Revolutionary War hero, Nathanael Greene, is born born on Forge Farm at Potowomut in the township of Warwick, Rhode Island. He would become General George Washington's most trusted General.  The Marquis de Lafayette proclaimed of him "..in the very name of Greene are remembered all the virtues and talents which illustrate the patriot, the statesman, and the military leader..." The only men to have served all eight years of the Revolution at the rank of General were George Washington and Nathanael Greene.

July 29, 1742- Susanna, daughter of William Cornell & Hannah Thurston, dies at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.
Her uncle, Gideon Cornell, is serving as assistant to the Governor and as a Justice of the Court.

(Gideon Cornell is my third cousin 9 times removed. His niece, Susanna Cornell, is my fourth cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Lawton & Isbell Smith.)
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