Person:Dorcas Unknown (57)

Dorcas Unknown
b.Abt 1627
  • HJames Andrews1625/26 - 1704
  • WDorcas UnknownAbt 1627 - 1695/96
  1. James AndrewsEst 1650 -
  2. Rebecca AndrewsCal 1655 - 1731
  3. Dorcas Andrews1663 - 1723
Facts and Events
Name Dorcas Unknown
Married Name Dorcas Andrews
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1627 (Age 69 on grave marker)
Marriage to James Andrews
Religion? 20 Jul 1677 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesAdmitted to Old South Church
Death? 3 Feb 1695/96 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Burial? Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesGranary Burial Ground


Dorcas, wife of James-2 ANDREWS (Samuel-1), is frequently but incorrectly identified as a daughter of Michael-1 & Elizabeth (CLEEVE) MITTON, thanks in part to the following source: Robert J. Dunkle, "The Andrews-Cogswell-Page Bible," Genealogist 3(1982): 45-95. John Brooks Threlfall, Twenty-six great migration colonists to New England & their origins (Madison, Wisconsin: John Brooks Threlfall, 1993) has been digitized and is accessible via The specific URL for the PDF is...

Critical corrections to Dunkle from Threlfall include the following:

  • It was James-3 ANDREWS (James-2, Samuel-1) who married Sarah-2 MITTON (Michael-1).
  • Sarah-2 (MITTON) ANDREWS died without issue so the identity of the second wife of James-3 ANDREWS (and the mother of his daughter, Jemima) is unknown.
  • Michael-1 & Elizabeth (CLEEVE) MITTON had no daughter named Dorcas.
  • The origins of Dorcas, wife of James-2 ANDREWS (Samuel-1), are unknown.

For other corrections to Dunkle, see also:

  • David L. Greene, FASG, "Correspondence," Genealogist 3(1982): 263-4.
  • Nathaniel Lane Taylor, FASG,"the bearth of all my Children was... (Andrews-Mackworth)," (15 December 2008), an entry in his blog, A Genealogist's Sketchbook (

Unfortunately, Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, 7 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 1:56-8 did not include any of Greene's corrections or Threlfall's corrections to Dunkle (which were available) nor any of Taylor's corrections to Dunkle (which were not yet available).