Dorcas Howland

4 October 1750–28 January 1808 (Age 57)
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Howland was born on 4 October 1750, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Howland Jr, was 30 and her mother, Deborah Shepherd, was 29. She married Stephen Slade on 13 November 1769, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 28 January 1808, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 57.

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Stephen Slade
Dorcas Howland
Marriage: 13 November 1769
Rebecca Slade
Howland Slade
Dorcus Slade
Dorcas Slade

Spouse and Children

13 November 1769
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America



    Howland Slade


    Dorcus Slade



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World Events (6)


Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 26

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 31

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Holland 1.2 Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland .

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

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  • Dorcas Howland, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Dorcas Howland, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Dorcas Howland, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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