Dorcas Anderson

13 November 1763–16 September 1849 (Age 85)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Anderson was born on 13 November 1763, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Anderson Sr., was 40 and her mother, Sarah Carney, was 31. She married Pvt. Benjamin Franklin Barton on 27 September 1783, in Fingerville, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 16 September 1849, in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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Pvt. Benjamin Franklin Barton
Dorcas Anderson
Marriage: 27 September 1783
Thomas L Barton
Milton Barton
Joshua Lane Barton
Cecelia Selah Barton
Avarilla Dorcas Barton
Jane Anderson Barton
Vashti Barton
Bailey Anderson Barton
Benjamin Franklin Barton Jr
Thomas Barton
Eliza Barton
David Eli Barton
Abigail Sarah Barton
Anna F. Barton
Isaac Barton
James Madison Barton
Dorcas Anderson "Darkey" Barton

Spouse and Children

27 September 1783
Fingerville, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 13

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Andrew's son

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Died at Pickensville S.C. on the 29th Dec 1849, Mrs. Dorcas Barton, in the 88th year of her age. The deceased was a native of Virginia, but moved to this state with her husband. Mr Benjamin Franklin B …

Sources (3)

  • Widow (Unknown) Barton, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Dorcas Barton, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Dorcas Barton, "Find A Grave Index"

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