When Dorothy Wadsworth was born on 15 May 1769, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Timothy Wadsworth, was 41 and her mother, Hopey "Heppy" Kilbourn, was 38. She married Willard Allen in 1800. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Turin, Lewis, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 17 December 1857, in Constableville, Lewis, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Constableville, Lewis, New York, United States.
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, Yorkshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Wæddi (genitive Wæddes) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.
History: William Wadsworth came from England to Cambridge, MA, in 1632, and in 1636 accompanied Thomas Hooker as one of the founders of Hartford, CT. — John Wadsworth (died 1787) was a fellow of Harvard College and is buried in the old burial ground in Cambridge, MA. Peleg Wadsworth, born in Duxbury, MA, 1748, was a revolutionary war general and grandfather of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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