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Dorcas and Caleb
Dorcas Ingalls (1751-1821) and Caleb Swan (1749-1798) Generation Five Family 737 DORCAS INGALLS (James Ingalls4, Mary Stevens Ingalls3, Sarah Abbott Stevens2, George1), b. at Andover, 18 Feb 1750/1 daughter of James and Mary (Frye) Ingalls; d. at Methuen, 16 Jul 1821; m. 30 Sep 1777, her third cousin once removed, CALEB SWAN, b. 4 Oct 1749 son of Timothy and Mary (Abbott) Swan. Caleb Swan’s mother Mary Abbott is from the Rowley Abbott line. Dorcas was born in Andover, but aft