Dorcas Huntley

29 December 1752–3 November 1833 (Age 80)
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Huntley was born on 29 December 1752, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Congdon, was 46 and her mother, Ruth Rogers, was 30. She married John Congdon on 27 October 1770. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 3 November 1833, in Amenia, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Savona, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States.

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John Congdon
Dorcas Huntley
Marriage: 27 October 1770
Oliver Cromwell Congden
Oliver Cromwell Congden
Eunice Tillotson Congden
Hannibal Congden
Sophia Congden
Lima Congdon
Helena Congden
Hannibal Congdon
Sila Congdon

Spouse and Children

27 October 1770


    Oliver Cromwell Congden


    Oliver Cromwell Congden


    Eunice Tillotson Congden


    Hannibal Congden


    Sophia Congden


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World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

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.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 45

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, so named from Old English hunta ‘hunter’ (perhaps a byname ( see Hunt ) + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’).2 Scottish: habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders), with the same etymology as in 1. Huntly in Aberdeenshire was named for a medieval Earl of Huntly (who took his title from the Borders place); it is not the source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Congdon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dorcas Congdon in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • Dorcas in entry for Joseph Congdon, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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