Dorcas Young

29 June 1826–5 January 1898 (Age 71)
East Harwich, Brnstb., Mssc.

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Young was born on 29 June 1826, her father, Jonathan Young, was 37 and her mother, Dorcas Wixon, was 34. She married William Wixom Eldredge on 28 January 1845, in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 5 January 1898, at the age of 71.

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William Wixom Eldredge
Dorcas Young
Marriage: 28 January 1845
Dorcas Emma Eldredge
Lowena Byron Eldredge
Jonathan Eldredge
Rebecca Jane Eldredge
Desiah B. Eldridge
William Eugene Eldredge
Elnathan Edwin Eldredge
son Eldredge
Josiah Lincoln Eldredge

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28 January 1845
Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge.2 Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch ( De ) Jong(H) and Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .3 assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon .

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

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  • Dorcas Eldridge in household of William W Eldridge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dorcus Eldridge in household of William W Eldridge, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Dorcas Eldrige in household of William W Eldrige, "United States Census, 1870"

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