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Dorcas (Merrill) Edwards (1784 - 1867)

Dorcas Edwards formerly Merrill
Born in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 30 Nov 1803 in Mainemap
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Died at age 83 in West Gardiner, Lincoln, Maine, United Statesmap
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Dorcas (Merrill) Edwards was born on 1 January 1784 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States. Her parents were Daniel Merrill and Dorcas (Crockett) Merrill.[1]


She married William Edwards on 30 November 1803[2]. They had twelve children[3]:

  • Susan, born 27 Dec 1804; married George Anderson
  • Emeline, born 9 Feb 1806; married Ivory Wakefield
  • James H. R., born 13 Nov 1807; married Emeline McLellan
  • Betsey, born 16 Dec 1808; married William Mason
  • Dorcas M., born 28 Dec 1810; married Sylvester Fogg
  • Catherine, born 2 Mar 1813; married Peter Mosher
  • Charlotte, born 7 Feb 1815
  • Harriet, born 25 Nov 1817; married Tobias Littlefield
  • Hannah L., born 15 Aug 1819; married Daniel Cole
  • Margaret, born 2 Oct 1821
  • Mary Jane, born 7 Jul 1825; married A. Bachelder
  • Albion, born 29 Sep 1827


  1. "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Dorcas Merrill, 01 Jan 1784; citing Gorham, Cumberland, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,930.
  2. "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), William Edwards and Dorcas Merrill, 30 Nov 1803; citing Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 9,781.
  3. McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 477.

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Hi - this should be an Open profile.

"Profiles of people over 200 years old must be Open." [[1]]


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