Dorcas Williams

1804–1870 (Age 66)
Hyde, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dorcas

Dorcas Williams was born in 1804, in Hyde, North Carolina, United States. She had at least 1 son. She died before 1870, at the age of 65.

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World Events (8)

1804

Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1804 · Walton War

Age 0

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Spencer in household of Nathan Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dorcas Spencer in entry for Saml G Spencer and Nancy J Tolson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Dorcas Spencer in entry for Semuel G Spencer and Naomie W Barnett, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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