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Dorcas (Unknown) Pearson (1621 - 1702)

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Dorcas Pearson formerly [surname unknown] aka Pickard [uncertain]
Born in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before in Rowley, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Aug 2017
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Dorcas (Unknown) Pearson migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Disputed Origins

Dorcas Pickard is shown throughout a wealth of unsourced online genealogies with the last name Pickard, and parents John Pickard and Ann ( ) Pickard Lume. Quality sources supporting her parents and last name at birth have not been found yet. As a result, her last name at birth will be chanced to Unknown, with Pickard as an uncertain Other Last Name. Her parents will be removed until such time as quality sources to support them are provided.


This person is an ancestor of President Franklin Pierce[1]

Dorcas _______ was brought to Rowley by her husband, John Pearson. Her last name was unknown. They lived together 50 years.[2]

Dorcas ( ) Pickard died January 12, 1702-3 at Rowley, Massachusetts.[2]


  • Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.
  • Thurston, Brown, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892, Second Edition, published by Brown Thurston, Portland, Maine, 1892, Pg. 13. Shows last name as unknown


  1. Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blodgette, George Brainard; Jewett, Amos Everett, Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, published 1933. Reference page 273

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On 8 Aug 2017 at 20:24 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Many people use and both the Yates and Edmunds collections on that site have this name. It also populates the unsourced Find a Grave memorial for her. 40043139

On 5 Aug 2017 at 23:44 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

The Torrey source is not for this couple; rather it is for her son, John Pearson and his wife Mary

On 5 Aug 2017 at 23:09 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

spelled out marriage state name, marked place uncertain; it was possible they married in England (as one source says)

On 5 Aug 2017 at 21:48 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Children Priscilla, Miriam, Hannah and Hepzibah were born when Dorcas was over 60 years old. They are not likely her children

On 5 Aug 2017 at 21:19 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Are there any quality sources that show her LNAB is Pickard? I have only seen her as Unknown last name.

On 14 Jun 2016 at 08:47 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

Error reported on this profile. Pickard-205 fied before Pearson-4434 born. See
This profile has been identified to have problem. For more information please see Project:Database_Errors or ask a question at G2G with tag db_errors

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