Dorcas A Chitty

Maury, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Dorcas A

When Dorcas A Chitty was born in 1813, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, her father, Benjamin Chitty, was 37 and her mother, Nancy Ware, was 32. She married Harrison Upchurch on 13 August 1842, in Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Harrison Upchurch
Dorcas A Chitty
Marriage: 13 August 1842
Lafayette James Upchurch Chitty

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 6
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built
Age 22
The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
Age 33
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English chitte ‘pup’, ‘cub’, ‘young (of an animal)’ (apparently related to Old English cīð ‘shoot’, ‘sprout’).2 English: habitational name from a place named Chitty in the parish of Chislet, Kent, named from an Old English personal name Citta + ēg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marsh’.3 Possibly an Americanized form of German Schütte ( see Schutte ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Dorchas Chitty, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Dorchas Chitty, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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