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 22, 2013

September 1742- Connecticut

Map showing the Connecticut, New Haven, and Sa...September 14, 1742- Mindwell Cornwall, daughter of Benjamin Cornwall & Mary Ward, dies in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. She is four years old.
A son, Samuel, is born to John Cornwall & Mary Foster in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

September 18, 1742- Noah Dowd, son of Janna Dowd & Desire Cornwall, dies in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. He is four years old.

September 30, 1742- A son, David, is born to David Moss & Mindwell Doolittle in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

(Mindwell Cornwall is my first cousin 9 times removed. Samuel Cornwall and Noah Dowd are her first cousins once removed. Samuel and Noah are first cousins. Samuel Cornwall is my second cousin 8 times removed. Noah Dowd is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Cornwall & Martha Peck.
David Moss is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Moss & Abigail "Goody" Charles and Abraham Doolittle, and Paul Peck and Martha Hale.)

Ebenezer Evans House
Ebenezer Evans House
According to the sign on the Ebenezer Evans House at 17 Long Bottom Road in Southington, the house was built “before 1767.” According to Heman R. Timlow’s Ecclesiastical and Other Sketches of Southington, Conn. (1875), Ebenezer Evans was the
son of Ebenezer and Mary Gridley, his wife, b. Sept. 19, 1742, in Farmington (Southington parish); m. Jan. 19, 1769, Sarah, daughter of Reuben Munson, of Southington. He resided in Southington, where Josiah H. Merriman now lives. He removed to Conway, Mass., where he was living in 1782; but returned to Southington, where he died of influenza, March 24, 1816, aged 75 years.
Anson Merriman (1786-1853) moved to the house in 1832. His father, Chauncey Merriman, had already started a farm on land purchased from Ebenezer Evans in 1809. Anson started the apple orchard on the farm that was continued by his son, Josiah H. Merriman (1834-1912), and then by Josiah’s daughter Sarah (1867-1957) and her husband (m. 1888) Elijah Rogers (1861-1949), who was one of the first farmers in Connecticut to grow peaches commercially. The Rogers Orchard continues today.

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