Jonathan B Dorwart

Male7 November 1835–1873

Brief Life History of Jonathan B

When Jonathan B Dorwart was born on 7 November 1835, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Dorwart, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Brillhart, was 19. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Elvira Jane Hanna. He lived in Caernarvon Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died in 1873, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 38.

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Jonathan B Dorwart
Elvira Jane Hanna
Alfarata I Dorwart
Joseph Dorwart

Sources (2)

  • Jonathan B Dorwart in household of Mary Tyson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jonathan Dorwart in household of Joseph Dorwart, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 28

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

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper, from Middle Low German dor, Middle High German tor + wart ‘guard’.

Scottish: variant of Dorward .

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

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