Dorcas Stewart (1735 - 1817)

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Dorcas Stewart
1735 - 1817
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June 2, 1735
Wells, York, Maine, USA
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January 6, 1817
Wells, York, Maine, Usa
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Dorcas Stewart was born on June 2, 1735 at Wells, York, Maine, USA. She died on January 6, 1817 at Wells, York, Maine, Usa at 81 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Dorcas Stewart passed away on January 6, 1817 at Wells, York, Maine, Usa at 81 years of age. She was buried in Wells, York Co, Maine. She was born on June 2, 1735 at Wells, York, Maine, USA. There is no information about Dorcas's family or relationships.

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In 1800, Dorcas was 65 years old when on August 30th, educated blacksmith Gabriel Prosser organized a slave revolt. He wanted to capture Richmond and kill all whites - excluding Methodists, Quakers, Frenchmen, and the poor - and become king of a new black nation. The revolt failed, he was captured and hung. Slave laws were tightened in Virginia.

In 1804, when she was 69 years old, on July 11th, Alexander Hamilton, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Aaron Burr, Vice President of the United States, fought a duel. Alexander Hamilton was shot and died the next day. Burr was indicted for murder and was acquitted but his political career was ruined.

In 1817, in the year of Dorcas Stewart's passing, on December 10th, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th U.S. state. The area was previously called the Mississippi Territory. David Holmes was the first governor of the state.

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