Dorcas Hall

28 February 1740–May 1832 (Age 92)
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Dorcas

When Dorcas Hall was born on 28 February 1740, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Edward Hall, was 42 and her mother, Mary Miller, was 29. She married Deacon Jeremiah Richardson on 7 May 1761. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1741. She died in May 1832, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Jeremiah Richardson
1735–1816
Dorcas Hall
1740–1832
Marriage: 7 May 1761
Dorcas Richardson
1762–1832
Jeremiah Richardson
1764–1813
Esther Richardson
1766–1846
Lucy Richardson
1769–1822
Mary Richardson
1771–
Sarah Richardson
1774–1832
Thomas Cooper Richardson
1774–1832
Hannah Richardson
1776–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1761
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 36
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 36
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 47
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Danish: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hǫll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the places called with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. Hall is one of the commonest and most widely distributed of English surnames, bearing witness to the importance of the hall as a feature of the medieval village. The English surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from hall ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), or a habitational name from a placename containing the element hall ‘rock’ (from Old Norse hallr).Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀, see He 1 and 2.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Haller
    Hallquist
    Hallen
    Halle
    Hallman
    Hallberg
    Hal
    Hallgren
    Heller
    Hallin
    He
    Halls
    Hallstrom

    Sources (24)

    • Doreas in entry for Doreas Richardson, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Doreas Hall, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Doreas in entry for Mary Richardson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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