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Dorothy (Quincy) Jackson (1709 - 1762)

Dorothy Jackson formerly Quincy
Born in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Wife of — married 7 Dec 1738 in Boston, Massachusettsmap
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Died at about age 52 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial Americamap
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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.


  • 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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