Dorcas Bartlett

about 1784–
Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Dorcas

Dorcas Bartlett was born about 1784, in Rhode Island, United States. She married Wright Sisson about 1805, in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Athens Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Avoca, Steuben, New York, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Wright Sisson
Dorcas Bartlett
Marriage: about 1805
Joshua C. Sisson
Jabez Sisson
John Sisson
about 1812–
Minnie Mitaline Sisson
about 1812–1890
Ann Sisson
Russell Sisson
Ephraditus Deverick Sisson
Joseph Sisson
James Wright Sisson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1805Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution
    Age 3
    On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
    1790 · 13th State
    Age 6
    On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 43
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Bertelot, Bartelot (with the Old French double diminutive suffix -elot), a pet form of Bartholomew .History: This is the name of a well-established New England family. Its members include Josiah Bartlett (1729–95), who was born in Amesbury, MA, and became governor of NH (1790–94). A Richard Bartlet(t) settled in Newbury, MA, in 1635.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Dorcas Sisson in household of James Sisson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Dorcus Sisson in household of C D Sisson, "New York State Census, 1865"

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