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 8, 2013

May 1742, Rhode Island

May 7, 1742- The earmark of Barnett Sisson was assigned, "a fork in the right ear and hold in the left ear".
 Source: "Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth" page 319.

May 19, 1742- William, son of William Munro & Mary Lindsey, marries Elizabeth Cory, daughter of William Cory & Isabel Lawton.

(Barnett Sisson is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah F. Lawton. Elizabeth Cory is his second cousin.
Elizabeth Cory is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)

The Providence Plantations government... required each town to do such things as appoint two surveyors of highways and designate times for mending rounds, organize archery practice for men and boys, record earmarks of livestock, and choose a town council.
 Source:"The Colonial Metamorphoses in Rhode Island: A Study of Institutions in Change."


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