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 Dorcas <I>Ward</I> Harrison

Dorcas Ward Harrison

Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 25 Jan 1738 (aged 76)
New Jersey, USA
Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6621984 · View Source
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Mrs. Harrison, nee Dorcas Ward, died in her 76th year. The wife of Joseph Harrison, Esq., her parents were John Ward and the former Hannah Crane*. Born in 1661 in what was then the British colony of Connecticut, she was one of many southern New Englanders to emigrate to New Jersey, often to practice a less rigid form of Puritanism. The year of her death is inscribed 1738/9, reflecting the growing Anglo-Protestant acceptance of the Gregorian Calendar. Her gravestone makes no other concessions, however, and has a grim soul effigy of the winged skull type, characteristic of the Puritan-dominated 1600's and early 1700's.
* Findagrave member Jill Hurley (#47127845) notes that some records name Sarah Hills as Mrs. Harrison's mother.
"Anonymous" photo taken by Nikita Barlow in July 2002

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  • Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 20 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6621984
  • Christian H. F. Riley
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorcas Ward Harrison (10 Mar 1661–25 Jan 1738), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6621984, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Nikita Barlow (contributor 46508077) .