Dorcus Elizabeth Croom Stanley

2 February 1822–10 April 1897 (Age 75)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dorcus Elizabeth Croom

When Dorcus Elizabeth Croom Stanley was born on 2 February 1822, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Major Henry Stanley, was 38 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Hardy, was 16. She married David Bowers on 21 April 1840, in Stewart, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 April 1897, in Stewart, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75.

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David Bowers
Dorcus Elizabeth Croom Stanley
Marriage: 21 April 1840
Missouri Virginia Bowers
Mallen E Bowers
Laura Ellen Bowers
Mary Lavinia Bowers
Thomas William Bowers
Charles Henry Bowers
David Marcellus Bowers
Martha L. Bowers
Marcellus Edgar Bowers
Julia Lenora Bowers
Roswell Eugene Bowers

Spouse and Children

21 April 1840
Stewart, Georgia, United States


    Missouri Virginia Bowers


    Laura Ellen Bowers


    Mary Lavinia Bowers


    Thomas William Bowers


    Charles Henry Bowers


+6 More Children

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 8

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorcus Bowers in household of David Bowers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dorcas C Bowers in household of David Bowers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dorkis Bowers in household of David Bowers, "United States Census, 1850"

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