Dorothy Merrow

6 October 1712–22 March 1750 (Age 37)
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Merrow was born on 6 October 1712, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Merrow, was 24 and her mother, Rebeccah Davis, was 22. She married Jonathan Foster on 23 August 1733, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1712. She died on 22 March 1750, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Foster
1712–1776
Dorothy Merrow
1712–1750
Marriage: 23 August 1733
Ann Foster
1735–
Abraham Foster
1747–
Dolly Foster
1736–1789
Jonathan Foster
1737–1814
Sarah Foster
1740–1742
Samuel Foster
1743–1794
Sarah Foster
1744–
David Foster
1745–1815

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 August 1733
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Merrow in Surrey, possibly so named from Old English mearg ‘marrow’ used figuratively to mean ‘fertile ground’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Merrow, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Dorothy Merrow, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Dorothy Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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