1305. Documentation for Mary Morril
(Abt 1620 to Abt 1704)
mother of Eleazer Folger
(1648 to 19 Dec 1716)



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24.
Peter Folger(87)(88)(89) born Bet. 1617 - 1618 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died Abt. 1690 in Nantucket, MA. He was the son of John Folger and Meribah Gibbs. He married 25. Mary Morril June 23, 1644 in Watertown or Nantucket, MA.

25.
Mary Morril(90)(91) born Abt. 1620 in Norwich, Norfolk Co., England; died Abt. 1704 in Nantucket, MA.

Children of Peter Folger and Mary Morril are:

i.
Bethia Folger(92)(93)(94) born 1643 in Martha's Vinyard, Dukes, MA; died June 06, 1669 in \ (drowned); married John Barnard February 26, 1666/67 in Nantucket, MA \ (no children; born January 2, 1641/42 in Salisbury, MA; died June 6, 1669 in \ (drowned when canoe overturned).

ii.
Dorcas Folger(95)(96)(97) born 1645; died 1762; married Joseph Pratt February 12, 1674/75; born Abt. 1645; died December 24, 1712 in Charleston, MA.

iii.
Joanna Folger(98)(99) born 1645 in Martha's Vinyard, Dukes, MA; died July 18, 1719 in Nantucket, MA; married John Coleman Abt. 1666; born Abt. 1644; died December 07, 1715.

12 iv.
Eleazer Folger born 1648 in Edgartown, Dukes, MA; died December 19, 1716 in Nantucket, MA; married Sarah Gardner Abt. 1671 in Nantucket, MA.

v.
Bethsheba Folger(99) born 1650 in Martha's Vinyard, Dukes, MA; died 1726; married John Or Joseph Pope 1676 in Salem Village, Essex, MA; born Bet. 1640 - 1650.

vi.
Patience Folger(100) born 1652 in Martha's Vinyard, Dukes, MA; died January 1716/17 in Nantucket, MA; married (1) Hephzibah Harker; born Bet. 1640 - 1652; married (2) Jas Gardner; born Bet. 1640 - 1655.

vii.
John Folger(101) born 1659 in Nantucket, MA; died August 23, 1732 in Nantucket, MA; married Mary Barnard 1688 in Nantucket, MA; born February 24, 1666/67 in Nantucket Island, MA; died October 06, 1737.

viii.
Abiah Folger(102)(103) born August 15, 1667 in Nantucket, MA; died May 18, 1752 in Boston , MA; married Josiah E. Franklin November 25, 1689 in Old South Church, Boston, MA \ (10 children); born December 23, 1657 in Ecton, Northamptonshire, England; died Abt. 1745 in of Boston, Suffolk, MA. Mother of Benjamin Franklin.

ix.
Experience Folger(104) born 1668 in Martha's Vinyard, Dukes, MA; died June 4, 1739; married John Swain Abt. 1687; born September 1, 1664 in Nantucket Island, MA; died Bef. March 2, 1738/39.

Mary Morrill - mentioned in Moby Dick

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
Mary Morrill/Morrel/Morrills/Morill (Circa 1620 – 1704) was the grandmother of Benjamin Franklin who was an American printer, journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, public servant, scientist, librarian, diplomat, and inventor.

Mary came to the New World as an indentured servant probably belonging to
Hugh Peters. Mary married Peter Folger in 1644, who had been one of the few white men in Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket (as a successor of Thomas Mayhew), and who was a teacher and translator for the Wampanoag Indians. Peter Folger paid Hugh Peters the sum of 20 shillings to pay off Mary's servitude, which he declared was the best appropriation of money he had ever made. Their daughter and Benjamin Franklin's mother, Abiah Folger was born on August 15, 1667 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Mary was mentioned by name as a historical figure in Herman Melville's fictional Moby Dick in chapter 24 which is entitled "The Advocate". This chapter is a defense of Nantucket's whaling industry. In it, Melville sets up a series of objections to that industry, one of which is "No good blood in their veins?" His response to this objection is:

"They have something better than royal blood there. The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel [sic]; afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers--all kith and kin to noble Benjamin--this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other."


Moby Dick in Wikipedia -
Moby-Dick[1] is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaleships know of Moby Dick, and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge.


In Moby-Dick, Melville employs stylized language,
symbolism, and metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the main character's journey, the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of gods are all examined as Ishmael speculates upon his personal beliefs and his place in the universe. The narrator's reflections, along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship, are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices such as stage directions, extended soliloquies and asides.

Often considered the embodiment of American
Romanticism, Moby-Dick was first published by Richard Bentley in London on October 18, 1851 in an expurgated three-volume edition titled The Whale, and later as one massive volume, by New York City publisher Harper and Brothers as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale on November 14, 1851. The first line of Chapter One—"Call me Ishmael."—is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature. Although the book initially received mixed reviews, Moby-Dick is now considered one of the greatest novels in the English language and has secured Melville's place among America's greatest writers.

REFERENCES

87. Jordan, John W., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1911), 567.

88. Family Records, (Undated Letter c. 1940-1941 from Margie Loomis to her Aunt Ella Laura Malott Evans) ref. Town Clerk Nantucket & Savage.

89. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol., 2, p. 195.

90. (great grandmother of the author), Malott, Ella Laura, (Indianapolis, IN), Undated Letter from Margie Loomis to her Aunt Ella Laura Malott Evans.

91. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol., 2, p. 195, PETER
FOLGER
Son of John Folger (904) and Meribah Gibbs. Born in England in 1618. Married Mary Morrill in 1644, and moved to Nantucket in 1673. Died in Nantucket in 1704.

92. Savage, James, Savage Dict of First Settlers of New England, Vol. 2, p. 101.

93. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol., 2, p. 196.

94. The Barnard Family, (www/billputman.com/barnard.pdf).

95. Pratt, Eleazer Franklin, Phineas Pratt and some of his descendants, (T. R. Marvin & Sons Printers, Boston, 1897), 56, 60.

96. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol., 2, p. 196.

97. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol III, 474.

98. Macy: Silvanus J. Macy Genealogy of the Macy family from 1635-1868, Albany, Joel Munsell, 68.

99. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol., 2, p. 196.

100. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol, 2, p. 196.

101. No Author, Ancestral Records and Portraits, (The Grafton Press, 1910), Vol. 1, 70-71, Another son of Peter and Mary (Morrill) Folger, John Folger, was born 1659, and died October 23, 1732. He was a miller and farmer of Nantucket, and a member of the Society of Friends. He married Mary, the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard) Barnard, of Nantucket. She was born February 24, 1667, and died October 6, 1737. Among their children was Bethiah, who married Samuel Barker.

102. Bowen, Edward Augustus, Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut, (Cambridge Mass, Riverside Press, 1897), 212.

103. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol., 2, p. 196, Abiah (m.
Josiah Franklin, and was mother of Benjamin Franklin) 15 Aug. 1667.

104. No Author, American Genealogical Record, The Robinson, (Genealogical Record Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1897), Vol. 2, p. 196.