Dorcas Hamblin

1 December 1805–18 February 1868 (Age 62)
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Hamblin was born on 1 December 1805, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ruben Hamlin, was 24 and her mother, Lydia Fish, was 21. She married Lemuel Hamblin Eldredge on 16 May 1830. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Massachusetts, United States in 1868. She died on 18 February 1868, in Woods Hole, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 62.

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Lemuel Hamblin Eldredge
Dorcas Hamblin
Marriage: 16 May 1830
Abby Lloyd Eldredge

Spouse and Children

16 May 1830
Falmouth MA


    Abby Lloyd Eldredge


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World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

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

1 English: variant of Hamlin .2 Variant of French Hamelin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Eldredge in household of Lemuel H Eldredge, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Dorcas B Eldridge in household of William Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Darcas Hamblin Eldredge, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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