Joanna Folger

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Joanna Folger, daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrill, was born say 1647.1 She died at Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, 18 July 1719.2

Joanna married John Coleman, son of Thomas Coleman and Susan Raulines, at Nantucket before 1667.3,4,5,6

Anderson suggests that there are no primary sources identifying Joanna as a Folger. However, Benjamin Franklin identified all of his aunts by their married surname in a note or letter from Nantucket dated "10 mo, 18d 1763" that was reprinted in 1899. Joanna (Folger) Coleman would be sister to Abiah (Folger) Franklin, Benjamin's mother.3,4


John Coleman b. say 1644, d. Feb 1714/15
  • John Coleman+7 b. 2 Oct 1667, d. 19 Jan 1762
  • Thomas Coleman8 b. 17 Oct 1669, d. 23 Mar 1753
  • Isaac Coleman9 b. 6 Apr 1671, d. 27 Apr 1752
  • Phebe Coleman10 b. 15 Jun 1674
  • Abigail Coleman11 b. 17 Mar 1676/77
  • Benjamin Coleman12 b. 17 Mar 1676/77
  • Jeremiah Coleman13 b. 1678
  • Solomon Coleman14 b. say 1679, d. 12 Jan 1772
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  1. [S1330] Estimated from approximate date of marriage (1667).
  2. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, five vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-28), 5:206, further cited as Vital Records of Nantucket.
  3. [S1190] John Jordan, "Franklin as a Genealogist," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 23 (1899), at 19, further cited as "Franklin as a Genealogist."
  4. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635, 7 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 2:157-162, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  5. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:365. Marriage is not given in Nantucket marriages, only in references to their children's births or marriages. Anderson (Great Migration) indicates there is no proof that Joanna is a daughter of Peter Folger.
  6. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 352, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  7. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:365.
  8. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:379.
  9. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:363.
  10. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:373.
  11. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:349.
  12. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:353.
  13. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:364.
  14. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:378.