Dorcas Arnold

1 August 1760–5 September 1795 (Age 35)
Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Dorcas

When Dorcas Arnold was born on 1 August 1760, in Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Arnold, was 47 and her mother, Hannah Gifford, was 45. She married Christopher Champlin Jr about 1785, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 September 1795, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Champlin-Greene Burial Ground, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Champlin Jr
1764–1851
Dorcas Arnold
1760–1795
Marriage: about 1785
Jesse Champlin
1787–1851
Hannah Champlin
1789–
Mary Champlin
1792–
Martha Cottrell Champlin
1794–
Arnold Champlin
1795–1876

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1785Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1763 · First Synagogue in America
    Age 3
    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
    1772 · The Gaspee Affair
    Age 12
    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.
    1776
    Age 16
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, German, Dutch, French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Croatian, and Slovenian: from the ancient Germanic personal name Arnwald (Middle English Arnold, Old French Arnaut), composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule, power’. This name was introduced to Britain by the Normans.English: habitational name from either of two places called Arnold in Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire, from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + halh ‘nook’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name (see 1 above), at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Arnall
    Arnhold
    Arnoldi
    Arnal
    Arndt
    Arnet
    Erne
    Arlt
    Aerni
    Arnell
    Arnett
    Arno
    Aerts
    Aaron
    Arnholt
    Arnoldy
    Arnson
    Arnaiz
    Arnaud
    Arne
    Arnott

    Sources (17)

    • Dorcas in entry for Hannah Champlin, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
    • Dorcas Arnold Champlin, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Arnold Memorial pg. 106

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