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John Folger (abt. 1659 - abt. 1730)

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John Folger
Born about in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married about in Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusettsmap
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Died about in Nantucket Island, Nantucket, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Oct 2011 | Last significant change: 16 Dec 2018
19:32: Marcel Muise edited the data for John Folger (abt.1659-abt.1730). (+Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard cats) [Thank Marcel for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: Nantucket, Massachusetts | Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts | MtDNA Haplogroup V.


His home was at Polpis on the Fulling Mill Brook in Nantucket.

John was born in 1670. John Folger ... He passed away in 1732.

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  • Genealogy of the Gardner Family by Benjamin Hard Gardner, publ. 1953, Aiken, SC
  • Nantucket Lands and Land Owners, by Henry Barnard Worth, publ. 1901 by Nantucket Historical Association

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On 18 Feb 2012 Lois Hirsch wrote:

Birth: Dec. 24, 1659

Dukes County Massachusetts, USA Death: Aug. 23, 1732 Nantucket Nantucket County Massachusetts, USA

Born Martha'a Vineyard Married 1688 Nantucket MAss

Family links: Parents: Peter Folger (1617 - 1690) Mary Morrill Folger (1620 - 1703)

Spouse: Mary Bernard Folger (1667 - 1717)

Children: Shubael Folger (1700 - 1776)* Abigail Folger Folger (1703 - 1787)*

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Burial: Founders Burial Ground Nantucket Nantucket County Massachusetts, USA Plot: Possibly Buried here?

Created by: P Fazzini Record added: Jun 06, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 70944145

On 8 Dec 2011 Lois Hirsch wrote:

Buried in Founders Burial Ground, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:

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On 11 May 2015 at 18:29 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

Hi, do you have any interest in participating in a Nantucket project? I descend from these families and am trying to drum up interest so that we can form the project. I'm a Wikitree leader & can set it up, but I need at least four other people as participants. Thanks.

John is 15 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 18 degrees from Katy Jurado and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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