Born: 9 Aug 1840 in Peru, Clinton, NY, son of Abner B. CALKINS (b. 26 Jun 1815 in Peru, Clinton, NY – d. 12 Jan 1890 in Wall Lake, Sac, IA), and wife Annis ALLEN (b. 12 Oct 1816 in Allen’s Hill, Ausable, Clinton, NY – d. 6 Mar 1904 in Wall Lake, Sac, IA; Abner and Annis were married on 13 October 1836 in NY.
Dorus was married 13 June 1861 in Crystal Lake, McHenry Co., IL to Olive C. Allen (b. 2 Apr 1840 in New York – d.5 Apr 1924 in Levey, Sac, IA)
Dorus and Olive had at least 3 children: son Edwin Calkins, b. 22 Sept 1863 in Galena, Il from whom descends this line to the member of Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1862-1865, daughter Lalie, b. 1862 in IA, and son Fred, b. 1873 in IA. Dorus died at West Branch IA on 3 August 1913. [Source: Application for membership DUV.]
Dorus enrolled in Co. I, 95th IL Infantry at Grafton, IL, 15 August 1862; mustered in 4 September1862; honorably discharged at Camp Fuller, Rockford IL in October 1862. [Source: Military Service Record – Dorus Calkins (Washington D.C.: The National Archives), Card # 28095363]