Descendants of John Folger

John Folger, b. 1590, d. 1660.

He came from Norwich in Norfolk in 1635 on the “Abigale” and settled in Dedham, Mass., in 1638, and in Watertown, Mass., in 1640, then went to Martha Vineyard. He married Merible Gibbs.

ISSUE:

(2) Peter b. (England) 1617, d. Nantucket 1690; m. Mary Morrill in 1640. She was from Salem, Mass.; she came over in the same ship with Peter. (She died in 1704.)

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ISSUE-(10 children; see Folger Genealogy).

One of their sons was John Folger (3), b. 1659; d. Aug. 23, 1732; m. Mary Barnard, daughter of Nathaniel Barnard.

John and Mary (Barnard) Folger had children as follows: Nathaniel (3), b. Feb. 18, 1694; d. June 15, 1775; m. Priscilla Chase, Nov. 18, 1718. Priscilla was the daughter of Isaac Chase, born 1647, died at Martha’s Vineyard, 1727, and married Mary Perkins. Isaac Chase was son of Thomas Chase, who died July 25, 1604. His wife was Elizabeth Philbrick.

(4) Nathaniel Folger, John Folger (2), Peter (1) and Priscilla (Chase) Folger had daughter, Elizabeth (4); b. 1716, d. Nov. 25. 1795. She married Paul Pease. (See (3) Kelley Genealogy.)

(3) Abiah. daughter of Peter (2) and Mary (Morrill) Folger married Josiah Franklin and they had ten children. Their last child was Benjamin Franklin, b. in Boston, Jan. 7, 1706, d. April 17, 1790; m. Deborah Reed, of Philadelphia, Pa., in 1770. (See Descendants of Thomas Franckline).


Surnames:
Folger,

Collection:
Mackenzie, George N. Woodruff Genealogy: Matthew Woodruff of Farmington, Conn. 1640-1, and ten generations of his descendants, together with genealogies of families connected through marriage : Abbe genealogy, Sturtevant genealogy, Stevens genealogy, Burke genealogy, briefs from Kelly, Franklin and Folger genealogies. Boston, MA: Everett Print. 1925.

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