Elizabeth Folger (Starbuck) (1738 - 1821)

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About Elizabeth Folger (Starbuck)

An important house no longer standing on the northeast corner of Winter and Liberty Streets was the home of Walter and Elizabeth Folger and their children, one of Nantucket’s most accomplished and interesting families. Walter (1735–1826) married Elizabeth Starbuck (1738–1821) and they had eight talented offspring, among whom were Walter Folger Jr., inventor and state representative; Phebe, a talented artist and poet who also taught both navigation and needlework; Gideon, who was a whale oil merchant; and Rebecca,whose only surviving son, William C. Folger, became a renowned historian and genealogist. (1)


  1. Excerpted from Off Centre: The Wesco Acre Lots The Houses and Their Histories. An NPT publication written by Betsy Tyler.
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Elizabeth Folger's Timeline

June 12, 1765
Age 27
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Age 83