Dorcas Railey

June 1813–5 August 1905 (Age 92)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Railey was born in June 1813, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joseph Railey Jr., was 28 and her mother, Catharine Ford, was 36. She married Dennis A. Tungate on 30 June 1835, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 5 August 1905, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92.

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Dennis A. Tungate
Dorcas Railey
Marriage: 30 June 1835
Martha Ann Tongate
Mary A. Tongate
Matilda Tongate
Malinda Tongate
Oliver Tongate
Catherine Tongate
Caroline Tungate

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30 June 1835
Adams, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 5

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 33

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

Name Meaning

1 Probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss German Rölli ( see Roelle ).2 variant of Raile or Reile .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Darathy Tongate in household of Dennis Tongate, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Darcus Tongate in household of Dennis Tongate, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dovesy Tungate in household of Dennis Tungate, "United States Census, 1870"

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