Dorothy Gleason

1803–1 August 1881 (Age 78)
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Gleason was born in 1803, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Phinehas Gleason, was 50 and her mother, Margaret Kelso, was 42. She married Eber Maynard on 17 August 1822, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 1 August 1881, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Eber Maynard
Dorothy Gleason
Marriage: 17 August 1822
Caroline Augusta Maynard
Frances Fanny Maria Maynard
Minerva Lucinda Maynard
Alden N. Maynard
Ellen Elizabeth Maynard

Spouse and Children

17 August 1822
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 0

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy G Maynard in household of Eber Maynard, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Doratha G Maynard in household of Eber Maynard, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Dorethy Mainard in household of Eber Mainard, "United States Census, 1860"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.