Dorcas C Philbrick

1820–1894 (Age 73)
Buckfield, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Dorcas C

When Dorcas C Philbrick was born on 7 October 1820, in Buckfield, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Enoch Philbrick, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Buck, was 43. She married Freeman H Hathaway on 21 October 1846, in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States in 1880 and Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1894. She died on 2 August 1894, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 73, and was buried in Maine, United States.

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Dorcas C Philbrick
Freeman H Hathaway
Marriage: 21 October 1846
De Elmar Hathaway
Francyvillow Hathaway
Charles Francis Hathaway
Freeman H. Hathaway

Spouse & Children

  • Female1820–1894Female

  • Freeman H Hathaway


21 October 1846
Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, United States


  • De Elmar Hathaway


  • Francyvillow Hathaway


  • Male1850–1918Male

  • Freeman H. Hathaway


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 12

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Felbrigg in Norfolk, named with Old Scandinavian fjǫl ‘board’, ‘plank’ + Old English brycg ‘bridge’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Hathaway, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dorcus Hathaway in household of Freeman Hathaway, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dercas Hathaway, "United States Census, 1860"

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