Dorcas Jane Mann

14 June 1841–22 March 1913 (Age 71)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Dorcas Jane

When Dorcas Jane Mann was born on 14 June 1841, in Iowa, United States, her father, John Mann, was 31 and her mother, Elisabeth Brewer, was 28. She married James Thomas Francis Powell on 24 September 1857, in Scotland, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Grove Township, Davis, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 22 March 1913, in Bucklin, Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Bucklin, Linn, Missouri, United States.

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James Thomas Francis Powell
Dorcas Jane Mann
Marriage: 24 September 1857
Elizabeth Powell
William Douglas Powell
Alva Powell
Thelma Powell
Dorothy Powell
Solomon Francis Powell
James A. Delbert Powell
Laura Jane Powell
Charles Alva Powell
Purley Walter Powell
Dempsey Taylor Powell

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    James Thomas Francis Powell



24 September 1857
Scotland, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 5

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 19

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch (De Mann), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man, or for a man contrasted with a boy, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch man. In some cases it may have arisen as an occupational name for a servant, from the medieval use of the term to describe a person of inferior social status. The Jewish surname can be ornamental.2 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, found in Old English as Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing this element, such as Hermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Man (cognate with 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Powell in household of Purley Powell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jane Powell in household of Thomas F Powell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Darkus Powell in household of Thom Powell, "United States Census, 1880"

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