Dorcas Brush

Female29 November 1760–March 1850

Brief Life History of Dorcas

When Dorcas Brush was born on 29 November 1760, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Zacheus Brush, was 43 and her mother, Hannah Pardee, was 32. She married James Nash on 24 November 1791. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Connecticut, United States in 1850. She died in March 1850, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 89.

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James Nash
Dorcas Brush
Marriage: 24 November 1791
Mary Nash

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  • Nash, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"

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  • Marriage
    24 November 1791
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 16

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 21

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 26

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: metonymic occupational name for a brush maker, from Middle English brush ‘brush’ (Old French brosse ‘brushwood’).

    Americanized form of German Brusch or Brüsch ‘heather, broom, brushwood’ (see Bruesch ).

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

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