Dorcas Earle

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Dorcas Earle, daughter of Ralph Earle and Dorcas Sprague, was born at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, about 1680.1 She died at Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, before 1752.1

Dorcas married John Clapp, son of Increase Clapp and Elizabeth Bursley, about 1700.1,2


John Clapp b. Oct 1676, d. bt 1752 - 1754
  • Charity Clapp1 b. 18 Sep 1701
  • Ebenezer Clapp1 b. 13 Apr 1704
  • John Clapp1 b. 23 Oct 1706, d. 13 Oct 1722
  • Benjamin Clapp1 b. 22 Jan 1708/9
  • Earl Clapp1 b. 29 Feb 1711/12, d. 10 Nov 1715
  • Elizabeth Clapp+1 b. 15 Feb 1714, d. bef. 3 Aug 1790
  • Mary Clapp1 b. 23 Mar 1716
This person was last edited on21 Jun 2012


  1. [S85] Mary Lovering Holman, The Scott Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Harriett Grace Scott, 1919), 224-233, further cited as Holman, Scott Genealogy.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 317, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).