Dorcas Bartlett

about 1784–
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Dorcas

Dorcas Bartlett was born about 1784, in Rhode Island, United States. She married Wright Sisson about 1804, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nichols, Tioga, New York, United States in 1865 and Avoca, Steuben, New York, United States in 1870.

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Wright Sisson
Dorcas Bartlett
Marriage: about 1804
Joshua C. Sisson
Jabez Sisson
Minnie Mitaline Sisson
John Sisson
Ann Sisson
Ephraditus Deverick Sisson
Russell Sisson
Joseph Sisson
James Wright Sisson

Spouse and Children

about 1804
Rhode Island, United States


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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 personal name Bartlet, a pet form of Bartholomew .

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"
  • Dorcus Sisson in household of E D Sisson, "United States Census, 1870"

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