Dorcas Burnell

about 1785–25 July 1841 (Age 56)
Maine, United States

The Life of Dorcas

Dorcas Burnell was born about 1785, in Maine, United States. She married Moses Starbird Small in December 1810. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 25 July 1841, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Moses Starbird Small
Dorcas Burnell
Marriage: December 1810
Rosilla R. Small
Clement E. Small
Harriet B Small
Ebenezer H Small
William Burnell Small
Stephen A. Small
Elizabeth Mary Small
Sally Small

Spouse and Children

    Moses Starbird Small



December 1810


    Rosilla R. Small


    Clement E. Small


    Harriet B Small


    Ebenezer H Small



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

English: from a metathesized diminutive of Middle English brun ‘brown’ ( see Brown ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Burnell in entry for Eben Horace Small, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Dorcas Burnell in entry for Eben Horace Small, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Dorcas Burnell - Published information: death: 25 July 1841; Portland, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

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