Dorcas Paine

27 May 1701–4 September 1748 (Age 47)
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Dorcas

When Dorcas Paine was born on 27 May 1701, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Paine, was 35 and her mother, Patience Sparrow, was 25. She married Joseph Jenkins on 30 January 1722, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She died on 4 September 1748, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 47.

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Joseph Jenkins
Dorcas Paine
Marriage: 30 January 1722
Joseph Jenkins
Mary Jenkins
Mary Jankens
Dorcas Jankens
Keziah Jankens
Rebekah Jankens
Experience Jankens
Rebekah Jankens
Patience Jankens

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1722Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Payne .History: The author of the republican treatise The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine (1737–1809), left England for North America in the mid 1770s, where he became involved in the movement that led to independence. His pamphlet of 1776, Common Sense, influenced the Declaration of Independence and furnished some of the arguments justifying it.

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

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    • Darkis in entry for Rebekah Jankens, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Dorcas Pain in entry for Joseph Jenkins, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Darkis in entry for Mary Jenkins, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"

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