Dorothy Wadsworth

Female15 May 1769–17 December 1857

Brief Life History of Dorothy

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 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, West Turin, Lewis, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Constableville, West Turin, Lewis, New York, United States.

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Willard Allen
Dorothy Wadsworth
Marriage: 1800
Zenas Allen
Hamilton Allen
Alphronson Allen
Esther Allen
Olney Allen
Libanus Allen

Sources (4)

  • Dorothy Allen in household of Zenus Aullen, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Doratha Wadsworth, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Dorothy Wadsworth Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Children (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 12

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 25

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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