Dorcas Harris

Brief Life History of Dorcas

Dorcas Harris was born in 1786, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She married Crossman Clark on 28 September 1808, in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 15 November 1844, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Crossman Clark
Dorcas Harris
Marriage: 28 September 1808
Costmor Harris Clark
Jonette Clark
Edwin Lewis Clark
Harriet Elizabeth Clark
Julietta Alcesta Clark
Laura Miles Clark
George Exavier Clark
Ladonia Charlotte Clark

Sources (4)

  • Dorcas Harris Clark, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dorcas Harris, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Dorcas Harris, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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