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Delia Ann Dorchester
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1815
East Hounsfield
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1916
Dexter
Jefferson County
New York, USA

Contributed by Beverly Sterling
"Watertown Dailey News Monday Afternoon Feb. 7, 1916
Oldest Resident Dies, Aged 101 Years
Father in war of 1812, Granfather in Revolution
She Leaves 129 Relatives
Miss Delia Ann Dorchester was a native of this county and had lived many years in Iowa.

Aged 100 years and seven month.
Miss Delia Ann Dorchester, one of the oldest residents
of New York state and oldest resident of Jefferson county, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Erskine H. Gilmore of Dexter, about 8 Sunday morning from a general physical
breakdown resulting from a severe cold with witch she first became afflicted in January. She leaves a sister Mrs Eli Witt of Chaurmont, and 128 other relatives.
Miss Dorchester was a real daughter of the war of 1812 and was qualified to be a Member of the Daughters of 1812 and also of the Daughters of the AmericanmRevolution, but held membership in neither of these. Her father, Hooker Thompson Dorchester, of Muscallonge, fought in the War of 1812, and her grandfather, Alexander Dorchester was a solder of the Revolutionary War. With her father and mother and her grandparents, she will rest in Muscallonge cemetery. Her funeral being held at 1 Tuesday afternoon from the home of her neice Mrs. Gilmore. Rev. Harry Westbrook Reed, paster of All Souls Universalist Church, Will officiate." To read more in this newspaper obit in its entirety contact grannynes@aol.com.
Delia never married.
from Cemetery list, DORCHESTER,DELIA DAU ALEX & ANNA 1815-1916 MUSK.CEM[apparently miss printed or read.] 
 
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 Parents:
  Hooker Dorchester (1788 - 1835)
  Mercy Thompson Dorchester (1791 - 1825)
 
 Siblings:
  Delia Ann Dorchester (1815 - 1916)
  Henry E-Cowles Dorchester (1818 - 1881)*
  Alfred Thompson Dorchester (1820 - 1888)*
  Andrew Jackson Dorchester (1827 - 1904)**
  Catherine Dorchester Witt (1831 - 1916)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Muskalonge Cemetery
Jefferson County
New York, USA
 
Created by: grannynes
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45841510
Delia Ann Dorchester
Added by: grannynes
 
Delia Ann Dorchester
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