Dorcas Wade

Female6 March 1738–before 1797

Brief Life History of Dorcas

When Dorcas Wade was born on 6 March 1738, in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Nathan Wade, was 33 and her mother, Deborah Hawkins, was 24. She married Deacon Asa Jones on 6 November 1762, in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died before 1797, in Vermont Township, Edmunds, Dakota Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Asa Jones
Dorcas Wade
Marriage: 6 November 1762
Isaac Jones
Wade Jones
Rhoda Jones
Mary Jones
Deborah Jones
Elder Abner Jones

Sources (4)

  • Dorcas Wade, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Dorcas Wade, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Dorcas Wade in entry for Asa Jones, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1762Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1763 · First Synagogue in America

    Age 25

    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

    1772 · The Gaspee Affair

    Age 34

    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.


    Age 38

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

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Wade (Old English Wada or, via Norman French, from ancient Germanic Wado, of unclear origin but possibly related to Old English wadan ‘to go’).

    English: topographic name from Middle English wade ‘ford’ (Old English (ge)wæd ‘ford, especially a tidal crossing’) for someone who lived by a ford, or a habitational name from a place so called, such as Wade Hall in North Cove (Suffolk).

    Irish: shortened and altered from Mac Uaid, see McQuaid .

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

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