Dorcas Rawlings

Female13 October 1799–6 December 1850

Brief Life History of Dorcas

When Dorcas Rawlings was born on 13 October 1799, in Bourbon, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joshua Rawlings, was 33 and her mother, Mary Sophia Kennedy, was 22. She married Thomas Talbott on 23 April 1817, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. She died on 6 December 1850, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 51.

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Thomas Talbott
Dorcas Rawlings
Marriage: 23 April 1817

Sources (5)

  • Dorcas Rollings, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Dorcas Rollins (Rawlings) Talbott, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1817Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

    Age 2

    The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 19

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Rawling , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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