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Rev. Joseph Dorr

Male about 1690 - 1768  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Joseph Dorr 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born about 1690  Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 March 1768  Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Joseph was ordained 25 Feb 1716 minister of the First Church in Mendon, succeeding his future wife’s late father, Grindal Rawson. He remained minister over 52 years until his death. He was the first Moderator of the mendon Association, formed in 1751, which for the first five years held its meetings at his house. He continued to be its standing Moderator until his death. Joseph favored the views of Jonathan Edwards, and signed a testimonial in favor of teh ‘revival of 1740.’ His gravestone epitaph in Mendon: ‘This stone is sacred to the memory of the Rev^d. Joseph Dorr, late Pastor of y^e 1st Church of Christ in Mendon. He died March 9th, 1768, in the 79th year of his age & 52nd of his ministry. He was indued with good Sense. His Temper was mild & placid. He excelled in y^e Birtures of meekness, patience, temperance, sobriety, gravity, benevolence & charity—was a good Scholar, a learned Divine and exemplary Christian.’

      Joseph died in his 79th year, and in the 52d year of his ministry. [1, 2]
    Person ID I24539  Schirado
    Last Modified 3 November 2013 

    Father Edward Dorr,   b. about 1647, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 February 1733/4, Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hawley,   b. about 1656, Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 December 1719, Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Family ID F13878  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Rawson,   b. 22 June 1699, Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 April 1776, Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 9 April 1724  Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Mary Dorr,   b. 6 June 1725, Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 January 1796, Randolph, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Joseph Dorr,   b. 24 May 1730, Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 October 1808, Brookfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Elizabeth Dorr,   b. 8 March 1731/2, Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherine Dorr,   b. 8 March 1732, Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Susannah Dorr,   b. 4 September 1734, Mendon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 June 1783, Milford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Family ID F18118  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S391] E. B. Crane, (Worcester, 1875).

    2. [S531] (Boston, 1920).


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