Dorcas Brush

29 November 1760–March 1850 (Age 89)
New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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
1756–
Dorcas Brush
1760–1850
Marriage: 24 November 1791
Mary Nash
1798–1881

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 November 1791
children

(1)

    Mary Nash

    Female1798–1881Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

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

1 English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for someone thought to resemble a brush (Middle English brusche, from Old French brosse), or a metonymic occupational name for a brush maker. It could also be from a related word, brusche ‘cut wood’, ‘branches lopped off trees’ (Old French brousse), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a forester or woodcutter, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’ (Late Latin bruscia).2 Respelling of German Brusch or Brüsch, a topographic name from the field name Brüsch (Middle High German brüsch ‘heather’, ‘broom’ or ‘brush’).

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

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Sources (1)

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

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