Dolly Maria Brainard

28 June 1820–
Chester, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Dolly Maria

When Dolly Maria Brainard was born on 28 June 1820, in Chester, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, David Willard Brainard Jr., was 29 and her mother, Martha Clarke, was 27. She married Anderson Clark on 26 June 1844, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Upper Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Stanford Township, Clay, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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Anderson Clark
Dolly Maria Brainard
Marriage: 26 June 1844
Hannah Brainard Clark
James Anderson Clark
William David Clark
Euphemia Caroline Clark
Dolly Elizabeth “Lizzie” Clark
Martha M. Clark
Charles Carpenter Clark

Spouse and Children

26 June 1844
Lawrence, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 9

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 36

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dolly ? Clark in household of Anderson Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dolly Clark in household of Anderson Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dolla M Clark in household of Anderson Clark, "United States Census, 1880"

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