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Mary Katherine Morrell Folger
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Birth: 1620
Nantucket County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1703
Nantucket County
Massachusetts, USA

She is the grandmother of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1709), Founding Father and signator of the Declaration of Independence.

She is also the 5th great grandmother of James A. Folger(1835-1889), the founder of Folgers Coffee in San Francisco California.

She is the third great grandmother of Capt Mayhew Folger (1774-1828) who was the captain the ship Topaz when he rediscovered the Pitcairn Islands in 1808.

She is mentioned by name in Chapter 24 of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick". Melville mentions that she was the grandmother of Benjamin Franklin.

The DAR chapter on Nantucket Island is named after her daughter Abiah Folger who was the mother Benjamin Franklin.

Children:
Joanna Folger (1645-1719)
Eleazer Folger (1648 - 1716)
John Folger (1659 - 1732)
Abiah Folger Franklin (1667 - 1752)
Bethiah Folger d. 06 Jun 1669
Experience Folger

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Peter Folger (1617 - 1690)
 
 Children:
  Joanna Folger Coleman (____ - 1719)*
  Eleazer Folger (1648 - 1716)*
  John Folger (1659 - 1732)*
  Experience Folger Swain (1663 - 1739)*
  Abiah Folger Franklin (1667 - 1752)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: My ninth great grandmother MRL
 
Burial:
Founders Burial Ground
Nantucket
Nantucket County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Possibly Buried here?
 
Maintained by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Jan 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63676434
Mary Katherine <i>Morrell</i> Folger
Added by: L. S. STEPHENS
 
 
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Remembering my ninth great grandmother. Rest in Peace
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014

- Old Coot
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014

- Beverley
 Added: Dec. 18, 2013
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