William Dorton

Brief Life History of William

When William Dorton was born in 1848, in Nickelsville, Scott, Virginia, United States, his father, John B. Dorton, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 30.

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John B. Dorton
1815–1880
Elizabeth Smith
1818–1869
Elizabeth Dorton
1841–1901
Nancy V. Dorton
1843–
Sarah Dorton
1844–
Mary A Dorton
1847–1902
Martha J. Dorton
1847–1926
William Dorton
1848–
Margaret A Dorton
1849–1886
Prycilla Dorton
1849–
Joseph H Dorton
1851–1926
Robert M Dorton
1852–1859
Mark S Dorton
1855–1931
Zachariah Dorton
1855–
Caroline Victoria Dorton
1857–1922
Unity Dorton
1859–

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    World Events (3)

    1863

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1938 · Name change

    Name changed from Nickolsville to Nickelsville in 1938.

    Name Meaning

    English (Surrey, Kent, and Essex): habitational name from Dorton, Buckinghamshire, recorded in 1313 as Durton, from Old English dor ‘narrow pass’ + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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