Dorcas Gapen

2 March 1811–11 February 1899 (Age 87)
Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Dorcas

When Dorcas Gapen was born on 2 March 1811, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Stephen Gapen, was 49 and her mother, Rebecca Ann Snider, was 22. She married Henry Stoneking on 3 May 1825, in Braden, Tyler, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Tyler, Tyler, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Tyler, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 11 February 1899, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Tyler, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Stoneking
Dorcas Gapen
Marriage: 3 May 1825
Elisha Stoneking
Sara Ann Stoneking
Oliver Stoneking
about 1854–1870
Rebecca Stoneking
Joshua Joseph Stoneking
Stephen Stoneking
Samuel Stoneking
Clarissa Stoneking
Rachel Stoneking
Margaret Stoneking
Mary Jane Stoneking
Eunice Stoneking
Daniel Stoneking
David Stoneking

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1825Braden, Tyler, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 1
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 25
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Patrice.Altered form of French Guespin: nickname derived from Old French guespe ‘wasp’, referring to some characteristic of this insect.

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

    Sources (31)

    • Dorcus Stoneking in household of Henry Stoneking, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Dorcas Stoneking in entry for Joshua Stoneking and Elizabeth Mcintire, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
    • Dorcas Stoneking in household of Henry Stoneking, "United States Census, 1860"

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