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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

May 1742, Connecticut


May 2, 1742- Timothy Clark is born to Joseph Clark & Miriam Cornwell in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

May 4, 1742- A son, Hezekiah, is born to Hezekiah Doolittle & Hephzibah Tyler in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

May 5, 1742- Eunice Moss is born to Joseph Moss & Lydia Jones in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

(Timothy Clark is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.
 Hezekiah Doolittle  is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.
Eunice Moss is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Moss & Abigail "Goody" Charles.)

Connecticut takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river.” “Nutmeg State,” “Constitution State” and “Land of Steady Habits” are all nicknames that have been applied to Connecticut.
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