Dorcas Arnold

1 August 1760–5 September 1795 (Age 35)
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Arnold was born on 1 August 1760, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Joseph Arnold, was 49 and her mother, Hannah Gifford, was 45. She married Christopher Champlain Jr in 1781. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 September 1795, at the age of 35, and was buried in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Champlain Jr
1764–1851
Dorcas Arnold
1760–1795
Marriage: 1781
Jesse Champlain
1787–1851
Dorcas C Champlin
–1898
Hannah Champlain
1789–
Mary Champlin
1792–
Martha Cottrell Champlain
1794–
Arnold Champlin
1795–1876

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1781
<Exeter,, RI>
children

(6)

    Jesse Champlain

    Male1787–1851Male

    Hannah Champlain

    Female1789–Female

    Mary Champlin

    Female1792–Female

    Martha Cottrell Champlain

    Female1794–Female

    Arnold Champlin

    Male1795–1876Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 16

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 20

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: from a very widely used personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. In addition, it has probably absorbed various European cognates and their derivatives (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).2 English: habitational name from either of the two places called Arnold ( see Arnall ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name, at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorcas in entry for Hannah Champlin, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Dorcas in entry for Jesse Champlin, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Dorcas in entry for Mary Champlin, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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