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
Dorcas Arnold
Marriage: 1781
Jesse Champlain
Dorcas C Champlin
Hannah Champlain
Mary Champlin
Martha Cottrell Champlain
Arnold Champlin

Spouse and Children

<Exeter,, RI>


    Jesse Champlain


    Hannah Champlain


    Mary Champlin


    Martha Cottrell Champlain


    Arnold Champlin


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 16

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

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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