As of February 24, 2023
- Page created for Dorcas Folger.
- recruitment of individuals who are mtDNA descendants of Dorcas. Folks who are mtDNA descendants are encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com
For further information see Mrs. Charles Delmar Townsend, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG and Margaret Harris Stover, ed. by Margaret Harris Stover, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Vol. 8 Pratt, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2nd edition 2008.
Dorcas Folger, daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrill was born Plymouth Aug 1645 and died there aft Jul 1712. She married Charlestown 12 Feb 1674/5 Joseph Pratt and they had nine children: Mary (1675), Joseph (1676), Bethia (1679/80), Benjamin (1681/2), Dorcas (1683-1683), Phineas (1684), Joshua (1686), Lydia (1688-1694) Sarah (1690).
Mary Pratt was born Nantucket 16 Sep 1675 and died prob. Dudley bef 6 Aug 1746. She married (intentions Charlestown & Lynn 25 Oct 1707) Joseph Edmunds and they had seven children: Hannah (1708/9), John (1711 d.y.), Joseph (1714), William (1716), Mary (1719), Sarah (c1721) and Benjamin (c1724).
Bethia Pratt was born Charlestown 11 Feb 1679/80 and died Nantucket 19 Jun 1741. She married Nantucket abt 1701 Sampson Cartwright and they had six children: Phineas (c1701 d.y.), Alice (1702), Dorcas (1703 prob. d.y.), Hazadiah (c1707), Mary (1710 d.y.) and Thomas (1712 d.y.).
Sarah Pratt was baptized Charlestown 19 Oct 1690 and died Nantucket 4 Jun 1762. She married twice, first Nantucket 20 Jan 1714/5 Jeremiah Coleman and second Nantucket 7 Feb 1739/1740 John Renuff (no children). By her first husband Sarah had six children: Peter (1716), Lydia (1717/8), Sylvanus (1720-1736), Joanna (1722), Enoch (1724/5) and Jeremiah (1729).
Hannah Edmunds was born Lynn 13 Jan 1708/9 and died Dudley 26 Jan 1741/2. She married Woodstock, CT 29 Nov 1731 Philip Newell and they had five children (Dudley): Hannah (1733 m Ebenezer Edmunds [II]), Philip (1735), Mary (1737 m Hezekiah Bellows), Lois (1738/9 m Nathaniel Bacon) and John (1741/2 prob. d.y.)
Mary Edmunds was born Lynn 30 Aug 1719 and died Nova Scotia aft 13 Apr 1795. She married twice, first Dudley 27 Dec 1738 (Lt.) Joseph Scott then Nova Scotia 1762 Daniel Knowlton (no children). By her first husband she had eight children: Abijah (c1739), Joseph (c1741), Asa (c1742), Ephraim (c1744), Willliam (bp1745), Lemuel (bp1747), Mary (bp1753 m John Graham) and Sarah (bp1760).
Sarah Edmunds was born Lynn abt 1721 and died Nova Scotia bef 4 Mar 1770. She married (int. Dudley 11 Jan 1743/4) David Cuttin(g) and they had five children: Mary (1744/5), Sarah (1746), John (1748), William (1750) and David (1755).
Alice Cartwright was born Nantucket 21 Sep 1702 and died there 21 Oct 1767. She married Nantucket 13 Oct 1722 David Gwinn and they had four children (Nantucket): Jonathan (1723), John (1725), Thomas (1727) and Margaret (1729 m Odour Stretton).
Lydia Coleman was born Nantucket 17 Feb 1717/8 and died there 26 Aug 1813. She married twice, first Nantucket 28 Oct 1751 William Starbuck then Nantucket 29 Oct 1761 Theophilus Pinkham (no ch.) By her first husband she had: Anna (1754 m Paul Paddock).
Johannah Coleman was born Nantucket 19 Sep 1722 and died bef 8 Jan 1765 (husband's estate). She married Nantucket 9 Mar 1750 Eleazer Clark and they had four children: Silvanus (1751), Abigail (1753 m Samuel Ingraham [II]), John (1755) and Lydia (1756 m John Anderson [II]).
- ↑ See https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/288553/who-was-mary-morrill-ca-1617-1704-m-peter-folger for a discussion about Mary's unknown parentage and emigration to New England.
mtDNA Results V
One matrilineal descendant of Dorcas has posted on WikiTree where they have taken a HVRI & HVRII mtDNA test at FTDNA and was predicted to fall under Haplogroup V. Other matrilineal descendants are encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com
Lineage of tester
One individual claiming to be a matrilineal descendant of Dorcas Folger has posted on WikiTree their lineage and their mtDNA result.
Dorcas Folger (1645-p1712) Mary Pratt (1675-b1746) Hannah Edmunds (1708/9-1741/2) Lois Nowell (c1738- ) Meriam Bacon (c1764-1862) Eda Atwood (1798-1874) Harriet N. Folger (1822-1897) Ellen Marie Severance (1859-1947) Gladys Ellen Smith (1893-1993) Esther Marion Mills (1913-1989) mother of tester tester
References and External Links
- Mrs. Charles Delmar Townsend, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG and Margaret Harris Stover, ed. by Margaret Harris Stover, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Vol. 8 Pratt, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2nd edition 2008.
- Lovelace, Jayne Pratt, The Pratt Directory. Rev. ed. Chandler, Ariz.: Ancestor House, 1995