Dorothy Stover

10 December 1704–1786 (Age 81)
Cape Neddick, York, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Stover was born on 10 December 1704, in Cape Neddick, York, York, Maine, United States, her father, John Stover Sr, was 51 and her mother, Abigail Alcott, was 49. She married Capt. Thomas Pickering about 1714. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1786, at the age of 82.

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Capt. Thomas Pickering
Dorothy Stover
Marriage: about 1714
Daniel Pickering
Dorothy Pickering
Olive Pickering
Lydia Pickering
Mary 'Molly" Pickering
Capt. Thomas Pickering II
John Pickering V
Mary Pickering
Elizabeth Polly Pickering
Abigail Pickering

Spouse and Children

about 1714


    Daniel Pickering



    Abigail Pickering


    Dorothy Pickering


    Olive Pickering


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (2)


Age 72

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 72

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

Name Meaning

North German (Stöver): from Middle Low German stover, badstover ‘bather’, ‘worker at a public bathhouse’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Elizabeth Pickering, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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