Dorcas Emery Harris

Female29 December 1849–23 April 1910

Brief Life History of Dorcas Emery

When Dorcas Emery Harris was born on 29 December 1849, in New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Ezekial Delano Harris, was 29 and her mother, Eunice Stinchfield Marston, was 26. She married Albion Kendall Paris Marston on 14 November 1868, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 23 April 1910, in Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Pownal, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albion Kendall Paris Marston
Dorcas Emery Harris
Marriage: 14 November 1868
Albert Lewis Marston
Ernest Linwood Marston
Frederick Albert Paris Marston
William Everett Marston
Harriet Alice Marston

Sources (31)

  • Dorcas Harris in household of Ezekiel Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dorcas E. M. Harris, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Dorcas E. M. Harris, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1868Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States


    Age 14

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

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 17

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dorcas Emery Harris Marston

    Birth: Dec. 29, 1849 Pownal Cumberland County Maine, USA Death: Apr. 23, 1910 Auburn Androscoggin County Maine, USA Dorcas Emery Harris, the daughter of Eunice Stinchfield (Marston) and Ezekiel D …

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