Dorcas Wardwell

Brief Life History of Dorcas

When Dorcas Wardwell was born on 15 October 1754, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ralf Wardwell, was 25 and her mother, Dorcas Parsons, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Ralf Wardwell
1729–1763
Dorcas Parsons
1732–
Ebenezer Wardel
1752–
Dorcas Wardwell
1754–
Nathan Wardwell
1757–
Sarah Wardwell
1759–
Meriam Wardwell
1761–

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  • Dorcas Wardwell, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

World Events (3)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1785

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Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Wardle or a habitational name from a place called Wordwell in Suffolk, probably named with an Old English wride ‘bend’ + well ‘stream’.

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

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