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, February 24, 2014

February 1743, Pennsylvania

Seal of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

February 23, 1743- A son, Joseph, is born to Cornelius Conard & Priscilla Boulton in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

February 26, 1743- Samuel Embree, son of Moses Embree and Mary Southard marries Rachel Lewis, daughter of James Lewis & Sarah Potts, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
 It was the first marriage at Robeson Friends Meeting House.The log structure had been built two years earlier on rented land.

(Joseph Conard is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thones Kunders & Elin Magadalen Tyson and Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff.
Rachel Lewis is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.)
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