Dorcas Pearson

18 March 1679–23 November 1756 (Age 77)
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Pearson was born on 18 March 1679, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Pearson, was 34 and her mother, Mary Jane Pickard, was 27. She married John Hobson on 2 September 1699, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 23 November 1756, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John Hobson
1680–1770
Dorcas Pearson
1679–1756
Marriage: 2 September 1699
Hepzibah Hobson
1700–1765
Humphrey Hobson
1702–1704
Moses Hobson
1704–1790
John Hobson
1706–1719

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 September 1699
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(4)

    Female1700–1765Female

    Humphrey Hobson

    Male1702–1704Male

    Male1704–1790Male

    John Hobson

    Male1706–1719Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers ( see Pierce ). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries.2 Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Pearson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Dorcas Hobson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Dorcas Pearson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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