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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Moses Starbird Small
1785–1856
Dorcas Burnell
1785–1841
Marriage: December 1810
Rosilla R. Small
1815–1855
Clement E. Small
1817–1878
Harriet B Small
1819–
Ebenezer H Small
1821–1896
William Burnell Small
1824–1870
Stephen A. Small
1826–
Elizabeth Mary Small
1830–
Sally Small
1832–

Spouse and Children

    Moses Starbird Small

    Male1785–1856Male

    Female1785–1841Female

MARRIAGE
December 1810
children

(8)

    Rosilla R. Small

    Female1815–1855Female

    Clement E. Small

    Male1817–1878Male

    Harriet B Small

    Female1819–Female

    Ebenezer H Small

    Male1821–1896Male

    Male1824–1870Male

+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.

Possible Related Names

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

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.