Dorcas Crocker

9 August 1783–1874 (Age 90)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Crocker was born on 9 August 1783, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Solomon Crocker, was 26 and her mother, Susannah Catherine Thomas, was 20. She married William Gore in 1804, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Benton, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1860. She died in 1874, in Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Mount Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery, Webster Chapel, Calhoun, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gore
Dorcas Crocker
Marriage: 1804
Joshua Gore
James Gore
Sarah Gora
Susanah Gore
Caleb Gore
Rhoda Gore
William Gore
Reubin Gore
John Ashford Gore
Joseph Uriah Gore
Mary Gore

Spouse and Children

Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

Age 5

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.

Age 25

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy, France, called Crèvecoeur (‘heartbreak’), from Old French creve(r) ‘to break or destroy’, ‘to die’ + ceur ‘heart’, a reference to the infertility and unproductiveness of the land.2 English: occupational name for a potter, Middle English crockere, an agent derivative of Middle English crock ‘pot’ (Old English croc(ca)).3 Americanized spelling of German Krocker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Darcus Gore in household of William Gore, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dorcus Gore in household of William Gore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dorcas Crocker Gore, "Find A Grave Index"

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