Dorcas Larkin

about 1750–
Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Dorcas

When Dorcas Larkin was born about 1750, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, David Larkin, was 20 and her mother, Mary Knowles, was 20. She married Henry Wilcox about 1770, in Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Davis
1759–
Dorcas Larkin
1750–
Marriage: about 1780
Hannah Davis
1788–1882
Aaron Davis
1794–1860
David Larkin Davis
1802–1860

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1780Rhode Island, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 26
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 26
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 31
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Lar-, Lor-, both pet forms of Lawrence , formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’, a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce, cruel’. This Gaelic name was often regarded as an equivalent of English Lawrence .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Lawrence
    Larkins

    Sources (1)

    • Dorcas in entry for David L. Davis, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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