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Dorothy (Quincy) Jackson (1709 - 1762)

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Dorothy Jackson formerly Quincy
Born in Brainstree, Norfolk, Massmap
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Wife of — married 7 Dec 1738 in Boston, Massachusettsmap
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Died [location unknown]
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Dorothy Jackson nee Quincy (1709-1762) was the subject of a poem entitled "Dorothy Q." and written by her great-grandson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, who saw a portait of her in her youth. The first stanza:

GRANDMOTHER's mother: her age, I guess, // Thirteen summers, or something less; // Girlish bust, but womanly air; // Smooth, square forehead with uprolled hair; // Lips that lover has never kissed; // Taper fingers and slender wrist; // Hanging sleeves of stiff brocade; // So they painted the little maid.

The entire ode can be found here, along with a short author's note discussing two of her male relatives.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2016-04-13), entry for Dorothy /QUINCY/.

  • Holly, H. Hobart. Descendants of Edmund Quincy 1602-1637 who settled in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts in 1635. Quincy, Massachusetts; Quincy Historical Society; 1977. pg 4.

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Dorothy is 19 degrees from Danielle Liard, 12 degrees from Jack London and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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