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Elizabeth Carnkrose Dorn
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1778
Fulton County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1878
Fulton County
New York, USA

100 years, 4 months, 12 days

Transcribed and sent by: Donna
NOTE: She stated it was very hard to read

Published in the Utica Weekly Herald and Gazette and Courier, Tuesday, July 30, 1878 (note very hard to read)

Johnstown, July 29. – The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Dorn was very largely attended from her son’s residence, Nicholas Dorn, this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Dunham and Rev. J. A. Williamson officiated. Mrs. Dorn was born near Albany on the 15th day of March, 1778, and when about six years of age removed wither her father Lewis Carucross and family, consisting of fourteen children, to Albany Bush, about four miles east of this village. At the age of twenty she was married to Jeremiah Dorn. Her husband was engaged for a number of years in the war secure the independence of the colonies and died in the year 1846, at the age of eighty-six. Mrs. Dorn was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom are still living. The oldest is Mrs. Peter Smith of Ephratab, 77 years, and the youngest Eli J. Dorn, whose age is 57 years. She had forty-nine grandchildren, sixty-four great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Since her 80th birthday, she has read well without the aid of glasses. She had been quite ill for the past few week, and on Saturday last departed from this world, a happy and devoted Christian, at the age of 100 years, 4 months and 14 days. J.
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Mrs Dorn remembers to have heard her mother-in-law tell of Sir William Johnson, particularly of his funeral at which according to her recollection, most of the mourners were Indians. The red men are also largely accociated with the memories of our subject. A cousin of her mother called "the beauty of Schoharie" was shot by a savage. A principal Indian trail ran through the Dorn farm. A brother of Mrs Dorn in peace times use to carry apples to the Indians at a point thirty miles beyond Utica, and was always well treated. She formerly attended the Caughnawaga stone church and often saw there Colonel Visscher, who was scalped during the revolution in his home in the town of Mohawk, and left for dead by the savages. He wore a handkerchief on his head which concealed his wound.
Mrs Dorn's husband, who was born in 1760 was a patriot soldier in the Revolutionary war, as were also two of his brothers, one of whom, named Peter was at the battle of Oriskany. Mrs Dorn remembers a time when the village of Johnstown had but two stores, one physician and one grist-mill, that built by Sir William Johnson was near the Hall
(this was written in the late 1800's and not politically correct)

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History of Fulton Co, dtd 1878

The cases of person whose lives span a century are rare in any county, Fulton Country presents that of Mrs Jeremiah Dorn of Johnstown her 100th birthday being on 15 March 1878. She was born at Niskayuna, Schenectady county, where her father, a Mr Carnkrose, lived until he came to reside about 3 miles east of Johnstown. Mrs Dorn was one of a family of 14 children, of whom, besides herself there are now living Mr Nicholas Carnkrose and Mrs Veghte. Mrs Dorn own children numbered 10. It is now 79 years since her marriage. Almost as remarkable as her extreme length of days is the fact that during that time, not one of them has she been under the power of disease.

Family links: 
  Jeremiah Dorn (1763 - 1846)
  William Dorn (1809 - 1898)*
  Nicholas Dorn (1818 - 1894)*
  Eli J Dorn (1821 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Johnstown Cemetery
Fulton County
New York, USA
Plot: Section M Lot 302
Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Jun 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92205139
Elizabeth <i>Carnkrose</i> Dorn
Added by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Elizabeth <i>Carnkrose</i> Dorn
Added by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Elizabeth <i>Carnkrose</i> Dorn
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 Added: Jun. 19, 2012

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