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Dorcas (Mulford) Eldredge (1693 - abt. 1755)

Dorcas Eldredge formerly Mulford
Born in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 17 Mar 1711 in Barnstable, Eastham, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 61 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticutmap
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Dorcas Mulford was born on 6 March 1691/2 in Orleans, Banstable, Massachusetts to Thomas Mulford (1665-1747) and Mary Bassett (1666-1742).


She married Elisha Eldredge Jr. (1690 - 1754) in 1711 in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Children of the Eldredge-Mulford Marriage

  1. Mulford Eldredge (1713-1791)
  2. Jesse Eldredge (1715-1794)
  3. Elisha Eldredge (1718-1758)
  4. David Eldredge (1719-1797)
  5. Dorcas Eldredge (1721- )
  6. Mary Eldredge (1721- )
  7. Jemima Eldredge (1724- )
  8. Bethiah Eldredge (1726-1812)
  9. Tamesin Eldredge (1727-1771)


Dorcas died on 9 November 1755 at Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut at the age of 62.

Burial place is unknown. There is a virtual Cemetery Memorial.

Research Notes

The date for the birth for Dorcas has been changed from 6 Mar 1692 to 6 Mar 1693. Anna (Mulford-22), the older sister of Dorcas, was born 28 Jul 1691 which would put just 8 months between the two births. There is a hand written note in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Anna Mulford that shows the birth of Dorcas as Mar 1693, although the three appears to be written over a number and there is a /2 below the three.[1] Furthermore, there is a citation at Family Search about the history of the Eldredge family that lists the birth of Dorcas as 6 March 1693. [2] The reference lists her complete death date as 31 January 1755.


  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Orleans, Massachusetts birth of Dorcas Mulford on 1 March 1691 to Thomas and Mary Mulford.
  • Virtual Find A Grave Memorial# 88799257, Created by: Brent Miller, Record added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Eldredge, Zoeth S. Eldredge Genealogy, A Record of Some of the Descendants of William Eldredge of Yarmouth. Boston, MA: Private, 1896. Page 6, Elisha is family member # 3. Eldredge, ZS: This gives list of their children, church activities, and will dated 12 December 1751 and proved 23 November 1754.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998. Ancestral File, v.4.19, "Electronic," note: Dorcas MULFORD (AFN: 1TB8-0V), wife of Elisha Eldred Sr., probably error should be Elisha Eldred Jr.


  • This person was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011.
  • Profile Mulford-20 adopted by Tom Quick - Nov 17 2013
  • Profile -20 merged into Profile -1 - Nov 19 2013
  • Profile -43 merged into Profile -1 - Dec 26 2013
  • WikiTree profile Mulford-43 created through the import of Ancestors of Lynn E Nelson.ged on Jun 1, 2011 by JaAnna Nelson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by JaAnna and others

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