Matthew Dorr

Brief Life History of Matthew

When Matthew Dorr was born on 14 June 1725, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Edmund Dorr, was 32 and his mother, Mary Griswold, was 31. He married Elizabeth Palmer on 4 November 1747, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1747 and Washington, Ohio, United States in 1800. He died on 18 September 1801, in The Plains, Athens, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hocking Cemetery, The Plains, Athens, Ohio, United States.

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Matthew Dorr
Elizabeth Palmer
Marriage: 4 November 1747
Phebe Dorr
Edward Dorr
Helen Talcott Dorr
Judge Matthew Dorr
Samuel Griswold Dorr
Jonathan Dorr
Joseph Dorr
Elisha Dorr
Elizabeth Dorr
Russell Dorr

Sources (15)

  • Matthew Dorr, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Matthew Dorr, "Ohio, Athens County, Deceased Veteran Grave Registration Card File Index, 1819-1936"
  • Matthew Dorr in entry for Joseph Dorr, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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World Events (4)


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

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

German (Dörr): variant of Dürr (see Durr 1). Compare Doerr .

English: probably a variant of Dore .

Irish: variant of Durr 2.

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

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Marriage record of Matthew and Elizabeth Palmer

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