William Folger

Ancestry of Rear Admiral
William Folger

United States Navy


    Mayhew Folger

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    • 3rd Generation — Grandfather of William Folger
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 9 Mar 1774 
    • Birth Location:
    • Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts 
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    • Death Date:
    • 1 Sep 1828 
    • Death Location:
    • Massillon, Stark, Ohio 
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    • Burial Location:
    • Massillon City Cemetery, Massillon, Stark, Ohio 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 7 Mar 1798 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts 
    • Notes: 
    • Mayhew Folger was the captain of the sealing ship Topaz when he rediscovered the Pitcairn Islands in 1808. In 1790 mutineers from the HMS Bounty settled on Pitcairn Island. The only mutineer still living in 1808 when Capt. Folger arrived was Jack Adams.

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  • Sources for Mayhew Folger

    • 2 Hinchman, Lydia S., Early Settlers of Nantucket: Their Associates and Descendants, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: Ferris and Leach (1901), 259, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 3 Neff, William B., ed., Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio: History and Biography, Cleveland: The Historical Publishing Co. (1927), 125, Google Books (Digital Library).