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, January 9, 2015

On this Day, January 9th

1715- A son, Jeremiah, is born to Nathaniel Bacon & Hannah Wetmore in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

1717- My eighth great granduncle, Joseph Cole, son of Hugh Cole & Deborah Buckland, marries Mary Eddy, daughter of Caleb Eddy & Elizabeth Bullock, in  Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

1727- My sixth great grandfather, Solomon Stimson, dies at the age of 45 in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Born in March, 1681, Solomon is the son of James Stimson & Hannah Stearns.
At the age of 18, Solomon appeared before the Court for being drunk and fighting. When asked how he pleaded, he declared he would fight again if he had like occasion.
In 1715, he married Elizabeth Finch, daughter of Guy and Rebecca Finch.

Court Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1696-1699

In March, 1699 true bills were found against Benjamin Stephens, Solomon Stimpson, Peter Scamper, Thomas Wells and John Robinson for being drunk and fighting against
"the Goods laws of God and this Province." All except Stimpson submitted to the
court, received fines of 100 pounds of tobacco and were cleared by proclamation.
Stimpson, when asked how he pleaded, declared he would fight again if he had
like occasion; he was then put in the stocks for 3 hours and required to give security
for his good behavior and appearance at the next court. At the June court he was
cleared by proclamation, nobody appearing against him.

Will of Solomon Stimson

Stimton (Stimson), Solomon, planter, Prince George's County, 9th Jan., 1726-7; 26th Jan., 1726/7.
To son Solomon, £30.
To son Benjamin, 50 A. where he now lives and £30.
To son-in-laws William and Thomas Elder, personalty.
To wife Elizabeth, extx., son Jeremiah, daus. Sarah and Mary, personal estate equally.
To dau. Ann, £5.
to wife Elizabeth and hrs., rights in land adj. Charles Bevans; shd. any of child. die during minority, their
portion to be divided among all child. equally.

Test: Thos. Chartur (Chartor), Paul Talbart (Tabart), Elizabeth Morris. 19.67

1736- A daughter, Phebe, is born to Joseph Moss & Lydia Jones in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.

1737- Ebenezer Cole, son of Ebenezer Cole & Mehitable Luther, marries Prudence Miller, daughter of Samuel Miller & Ruth Curtis, in Swansea, Bristol County, Rhode Island.

1745- A son, Benjamin, is born to William Tallman & Ann Lincoln in Berks County, Pennsylvania, British America.

(Jeremiah Bacon is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Nathaniel Bacon & Ann Miller and Deacon Thomas Wetmore.
Ebenezer Cole  is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Hugh Cole & Mary Foxwell and Samuel Luther & Mary Abell.
Phebe Moss is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Moss & Abigail "Goody" Charles.
Benjamin Tallman is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Hall & Mary Thomas.)

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