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Dorcas (Unknown) Buss (1626 - 1709)

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Dorcas Buss formerly [surname unknown] aka Jones
Born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts,map
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, New Englandmap
Unknown-9065 created 14 Sep 2010 | Last modified
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John Jones (died 1673) married prior to October 1648 (birth of 1st child) Dorcas _______. Widow Dorcas Jones remarried to William Buss (died 1697/8, his second wife) on 24 December 1674 at Concord, Massachusetts. His widow Dorcas (______) Jones Buss died in Concord on 22 November 1709.[1]

"Ensine William Buss & Dorcuss Jones maried 24. desemr. 1674" in Concord[2]

"mrs Dorcas Buss Relict Widow to ye Lt Wm Buss dyed Novembr ye 22d 1709" in Concord[2]

Children of Dorcas and John Jones[1]

  1. Samuel (1648-1717/8)
  2. Ephraim (1650-1676/7)
  3. Elizabeth (1652-Stratford, Connecticut) m. step brother Joseph Buss
  4. Joseph Jones b June 8 1654; d. before 20 June 1682
  5. John Jones (1656-1726)
  6. Dorcas Jones (1659-1746)
  7. Rebecca Jones (1662/3-1712
  8. Nathaniel Jones (say 1665-1745/6) m. Mary Rediat.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Was Nathaniel Jones, Who Married Mary Rediat in 1696, a Son or Grandson of John 1 and Dorcas ( ) Jones of Concord, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 163:105. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850: Concord (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010).

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On 29 Sep 2015 at 21:13 GMT Anne B wrote:

Lizzie, Thank you so much for this information. I've reviewed the information on Dorcas Green. She did immigrate in 1634 on the ship Francis. See Hotten John Greene sailed on the same ship, so they may be related. However, Anderson (Great Migration Series) doesn't commit to any particular relationship between John and Dorcas and finds no further records for either. So proof of her parentage does not exist.

New England Marriages prior to 1700 "Jones, John (-1673) & Dorcas ___?___ (-1709), m/2 William Buss 1674; b. 1648; Cambridge/Concord."

So I fear Dorcas is still unknown. Thanks.

On 29 Sep 2015 at 16:48 GMT Lizzey Bolt wrote:

Dorcas is my 10th Great Grandmother. In my research of her I found that her Maiden name was Green. Her father was John Green, as of yet I have not been able to find who her mother was. According to the U.S. and Canada,Passenger and Immigration List Index,1500's - 1900's Dorcas Green arrived in Massachusetts in 1635 at the age of 15. According to the U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Index Dorcas and John were married in 1648.

On 17 Jan 2015 at 03:08 GMT Anne B wrote:

Her maiden name was not Buss nor was it Jones. She was unknown. Disconnecting from Unknown Jones.

On 30 Nov 2014 at 23:10 GMT Anne B wrote:

Dorcas was not the daughter of this William, but his wife. Her LNAB at birth needs to be changed to Unknown. She needs to merge with another Dorcas, but the first step is to change LNAB

On 1 Sep 2014 at 16:09 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

UNKNOWN-135347 and Jones-24031 appear to represent the same person because: same person

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