Rachel Morris1,2

b. 28 May 1832, d. 12 March 1853
Birth*28 May 1832Rachel Morris was born on 28 May 1832.1,2
Marriage*19 April 1849She married, as his first wife, Nathan Smith Jr., son of Nathan Smith and Sarah Ann Hickney, on 19 April 1849 in Clinton County, Illinois.3,2,4
Children*Rachel and Nathan had four children together, all of whom died in infancy.2,4
Death*12 March 1853She died on 12 March 1853 in Marion County, Illinois, at age 201,2
Burial* and was buried in Morris - Smith Cemetery, Fairman, Marion County.2

Family

Nathan Smith Jr. b. 18 Feb 1826, d. 18 Sep 1872

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Lavinia (Smith) Lewis, Memorial# 54196487. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Morris) Smith, Memorial# 69844954.
  3. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Nathan Smith and Rachael Morris on 19 April 1849 in Clinton County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nathan Smith, Jr, Memorial# 54195888.

Thomas J. Morris1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Whaley.1

Family

Elizabeth Whaley
Child1.Mary Morris+1 b. 1816, d. bt 1860 - 1870

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary "Polly" (Morris) Cole, Memorial# 9486484. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

William Morris1

b. 1739, d. 22 April 1821
Father*Morris Morris1 b. 1712, d. 11 Nov 1767
Mother*Gwently Thomas1 b. 1716
Birth*1739William Morris was born in 1739 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*1763He married Ann Griffith, daughter of Nathaniel Griffith, in 1763.1
Death*22 April 1821He died on 22 April 1821 at the home of his son Isaac in Line Lexington, Bucks County, at age 82.1

Family

Ann Griffith b. 1744, d. 17 Jul 1821
Child1.Isaac Morris+1 b. 1764, d. 13 Sep 1843

Citations

  1. [S2037] The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, online at www.ancestry.com, Chapter XVI. The children of Gwently Thomas, pages 62-64, William Morris. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

William Morris1

Father*Isaac Morris1 b. 1764, d. 13 Sep 1843
Mother*Elizabeth Mathias1 b. 12 Sep 1765, d. 28 Aug 1803
Birth*William Morris was born in Pennsylvania.1
Death*He died young.1

Citations

  1. [S2037] The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, online at www.ancestry.com, Chapter XVI. The children of Gwently Thomas, pages 62-64, William Morris. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

______ Morris1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Welsh, daughter of Thomas Welsh and Dorothy Gerrard.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Caroline Morrison1

Marriage*1 September 1859She married Henry Anderson Wells on 1 September 1859 in Montgomery County, Illinois.1,2

Family

Henry Anderson Wells
Child1.Kate Rachel Wells+1 b. 14 Sep 1860, d. 10 Mar 1888

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Kate Rachel Wells, daughter of Henry Anderson Wells and Caroline Morrison, and Steven William Womack in 1887 in Christian County, referencing film# 000986722. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of H.A. Wells and Caroline Morrison on 1 September 1859 in Montgomery County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Hannah Yerkes Morrison1

b. 10 February 1796, d. 10 December 1860
Father*John Morrison1,2 b. 1767, d. 17 Mar 1858
Mother*Hannah Yerkes1,3 b. Jul 1772, d. 12 Feb 1844
Birth*10 February 1796Hannah Yerkes Morrison was born on 10 February 1796 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married Joseph Elwood Erwin, son of John Erwin and Susan Drachet Tomlinson.4,1
Death*10 December 1860She died on 10 December 1860 in Bucks County at age 64.1

Family

Joseph Elwood Erwin b. 23 Dec 1792, d. 8 Oct 1870

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah Yerkes (Morrison) Erwin, Memorial# 81958250. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Morrison, Memorial# 53828538.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Yerkes) Morrison, Memorial# 14794173.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Elwood Erwin, Memorial# 81957913.

John Morrison1

b. 1767, d. 17 March 1858
Birth*1767John Morrison was born in 1767 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*He married first Hannah Yerkes, daughter of Elias Dungan Yerkes and Martha Coffing.1,3,2
(Husband) Death12 February 1844John became a widower when Hannah (Yerkes) Morrison died on 12 February 1844 at age 71.3
Marriage*He married second Elizabeth ______.4,2
Death*17 March 1858He died on 17 March 1858 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the 91st year of his age2
Burial* and was buried in the Old School Baptist Meeting House Cemetery, Southampton, Bucks County.2

Family 1

Hannah Yerkes b. Jul 1772, d. 12 Feb 1844
Children1.Joseph Morrison5,2 b. 18 Oct 1794, d. 30 Jul 1880
2.Hannah Yerkes Morrison6,5 b. 10 Feb 1796, d. 10 Dec 1860
3.John Morrison7 b. 28 Oct 1807
4.Sarah Morrison8 b. 30 May 1818, d. 11 Oct 1884

Family 2

Elizabeth ______ b. 1769, d. 3 Jan 1861

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #53. Elias Yerkes, page 41. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Morrison, Memorial# 53828853. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Yerkes) Morrison, Memorial# 14794173.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Morrison, Memorial# 53828880.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Morrison, Memorial# 53828538.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah Yerkes (Morrison) Erwin, Memorial# 81958250.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Morrison, Memorial# 114518282.
  8. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family, #140. Jones Yerkes, page 63.

John Morrison1

b. 28 October 1807
Father*John Morrison1 b. 1767, d. 17 Mar 1858
Mother*Hannah Yerkes1 b. Jul 1772, d. 12 Feb 1844
Birth*28 October 1807John Morrison was born on 28 October 1807 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*30 September 1830He married Matilda Jarrett, daughter of James Jarrett and Ruth Lockridge Gwinn, on 30 September 1830.2,1

Family

Matilda Jarrett b. Jun 1814

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Morrison, Memorial# 114518282. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Matilda (Jarrett) Morrison, Memorial# 114518387.

Joseph Morrison1

b. 18 October 1794, d. 30 July 1880
Father*John Morrison1,3 b. 1767, d. 17 Mar 1858
Mother*Hannah Yerkes1,2 b. Jul 1772, d. 12 Feb 1844
Birth*18 October 1794Joseph Morrison was born on 18 October 1794 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Eleanor A. Addis.4,1
(Husband) Death7 January 1870Joseph became a widower when Eleanor A. (Addis) Morrison died on 7 January 1870 at age 66.4
Death*30 July 1880He died on 30 July 1880 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at age 851
Burial* and was buried with his wife in the Old School Baptist Meeting House Cemetery, Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,4

Family

Eleanor A. Addis b. Dec 1803, d. 7 Jan 1870

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Morrison, Memorial# 53828538. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Yerkes) Morrison, Memorial# 14794173.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Morrison, Memorial# 53828853.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eleanor A. “Ellen” (Addis) Morrison, Memorial# 53828496.

Sarah Morrison1

b. 30 May 1818, d. 11 October 1884
Father*John Morrison2 b. 1767, d. 17 Mar 1858
Mother*Hannah Yerkes2 b. Jul 1772, d. 12 Feb 1844
Birth*30 May 1818Sarah Morrison was born on 30 May 1818 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2,3
Marriage*1841She married Jones Yerkes, son of Benjamin Yerkes and Margaret Jones, in 1841. They were second cousins one time removed.1,2,3,4
Death*11 October 1884She died on 11 October 1884 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at age 662,3
Burial* and was buried in Plot A95 of William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.3

Family

Jones Yerkes b. 3 Mar 1810, d. 29 May 1887

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #31. Benjamin Yerkes, pages 33-34. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.
  2. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family, #140. Jones Yerkes, page 63.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Morrison) Yerkes, Memorial# 31733153. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jones Yerkes, Memorial# 22972883.

Jane Morrow1

Marriage*She married John Hinkson, probably in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Immigration*1764Jane and John Hinkson emigrated from Ireland with their children as early as 1764 and settled first at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1
Land Records*20 March 1764Jane's husband, identified as John Hinkson, of Philadelphia, purchased, from Charles Norris and his wife, two adjoining farms in Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania, on the south side of the tract of James Sharpless, for £860 by deed dated 20 March 1764.1
Residence*1764By the end of 1764, the family had settled permanently at Nether Providence, and Jane's husband was assessed there with 200 acres of land and buildings worth £16 per annum, 3 horses, 4 cattle, 10 sheep and 2 servants.1
Religion*27 January 1766Jane was a Quaker, and presented a certificate from Friends in County Cavan, Ireland, and was accepted for membership at Chester Monthly Meeting on 27 January 1766.1

Family

John Hinkson
Child1.Jane Hinkson1

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 355-356. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Abigail Morse1

Father*Samuel Morse1 b. 1587, d. 5 Apr 1654
Mother*Elizabeth ______1 b. 1587, d. 1654
Birth*Abigail Morse was born in England.1

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, First Generation, pages 1-4. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.

Abigail Morse1

b. 2 January 1646
Father*John Morse1 b. 1611
Mother*Annis ______1 d. Sep 1691
Birth*2 January 1646Abigail Morse was born on 2 January 1646 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Abigail Morse1

b. 5 January 1718/19, d. 15 March 1805
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Noah Morse2,3 b. 20 Apr 1681, d. 2 Jun 1719
Mother*Abigail Gleason2,3 b. 27 Jul 1680
Birth*5 January 1718/19Abigail Morse was born on 5 January 1718/19 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,5,3
(Daughter) Probate Agreement11 January 1729/30Ten years after her father's death, Abigail's mother Abigail Morse, Administrator of her father's estate, and Nathaniel Johnson, grandfather and court appointed guardian of Abigail's four siblings, presented their agreement regarding the distribution of the remaining balance of the estate of Noah Morse, late of Sherborn, to the Middlesex County probate court judge for approval. It was approved on 11 January 1729/30. The agreement divided the remaining balance of £54, 18s, and 6p between his widow, who received one-third or £18, 6s, and Noah's children. The deceased left a total of five children, four by his first wife and one by his widow, Abigail Morse. Each of the four daughters, Jemima Morse, Hephzibah Morse, Experience Morse and Abigail Morse, the widow's child, received £6, 2s, 3 farthings apiece and Cyprian Morse, as the oldest son, received a double share of £12, 4s, 2p. The widow and administrator Abigail Morse was directed to give their shares to each of the children separately, or to their lawful guardians. If any further adjustment in the estate was to be made, Abigail was to deduct it proportionately from each of their shares and to take receipts.6,7
Marriage*15 November 1737She married her stepbrother Nathaniel Heaton Jr., son of Nathaniel Heaton and Mariah Morse, on 15 November 1737 in Wrentham, Suffolk County.8,9
(Wife) Death10 October 1785Abigail became a widow when Nathaniel Heaton died on 10 October 1785.1,10
Death*15 March 1805She died on 15 March 1805 in Wrentham in her 87th year.10,1

Family

Nathaniel Heaton b. 1709, d. 10 Oct 1785

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 2, pages 12-13. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32-33. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 65. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32-33, and incorrectly reporting her death in the same year.
  5. [S1372] Lillian May Wilson and John Barber White, The Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Gleason of Watertown, Mass., 1607-1909, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Thomas Gleason (1607-1686) married Susanna Page, and emigrated before 1642 from England to Watertown, Massachusetts, moving about 1654/1655 to Cambridge, and in 1658 to Charlestown, Massachusetts. The Gleason name was spelled "Leeson" in early records. Includes indexes. (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Press of the Nichols Print, 1909), page 38, and incorrectly reporting her death "in infancy". Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Thomas Gleason of Watertown.
  6. [S1375] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871; digitized from records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, online at www.americanancestors.org, Noah Morse, Case# 15554, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15554: 1-5. Hereinafter cited as Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871.
  7. [S1374] Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an Encyclopedia Britannica Company, online at www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary, a venter is a wife or mother that is a source of offspring. Hereinafter cited as Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
  8. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 2, pages 12-13, although reporting the date of their marriage as 27 October 1730 and confusing their marriage with that of his father Nathaniel's second marriage to Abigail (Gleason) Morse, Abigail's mother.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Marriages, Volume 2, page 320.
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Deaths, Volume 2, page 464.

Abigail Morse1

b. 9 July 1716, d. 13 October 1716
Father*Noah Morse1,2 b. 20 Apr 1681, d. 2 Jun 1719
Mother*Abigail Gleason1,2 b. 27 Jul 1680
Birth*9 July 1716Abigail Morse was born on 9 July 1716 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Death*13 October 1716 and died in Sherborn three months later on 13 October 1716.3,1

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Births, Volume 1, page 65. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Deaths, Volume 1, page 214.

Bethiah Morse1

b. 28 January 1651
Father*John Morse1 b. 1611
Mother*Annis ______1 d. Sep 1691
Birth*28 January 1651Bethiah Morse was born on 28 January 1651 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Cyprian Morse1

b. 15 June 1712
Father*Noah Morse1,2 b. 20 Apr 1681, d. 2 Jun 1719
Mother*Mary Johnson1,2 b. 11 Mar 1691, d. 1 Nov 1712
Birth*15 June 1712Cyprian Morse was born on 15 June 1712 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Son) Death1 November 1712Cyprian's mother died on 1 November 1712 when he was only 4 months old.3
(Minor) Guardianship23 June 1719Cyprian was seven years old when his father died, and on 23 June 1719 his grandfather, Nathaniel Johnson of Pontefract, New London County, Connecticut, paid bond of £200 to the judge of the probate court in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in order to take upon himself the obligation of being appointed guardian for Cyprian and three of his sisters, the four children of his deceased daughter, Mary (Johnson) Morse with Noah Morse.4,5
(Eldest Son) Probate Agreement11 January 1729/30Ten years after his father's death, Cyprian's grandfather and his court appointed guardian, Nathaniel Johnson, and Abigail Morse, Cyprian's stepmother and Administrator of his father's estate, presented their agreement regarding the distribution of the remaining balance of the estate of Noah Morse, late of Sherborn, to the Middlesex County probate court judge for approval. It was approved on 11 January 1729/30. The agreement divided the remaining balance of £54, 18s, and 6p between his widow, who received one-third or £18, 6s, and Noah's children. The deceased left a total of five children, four by his first wife and one by his widow, Abigail Morse. Each of the four daughters, Jemima Morse, Hephzibah Morse, Experience Morse and Abigail Morse, the widow's child, received £6, 2s, 3 farthings apiece and Cyprian Morse, as the oldest son, received a double share of £12, 4s, 2p. The widow and administrator Abigail Morse was directed to give their shares to each of the children separately, or to their lawful guardians. If any further adjustment in the estate was to be made, Abigail was to deduct it proportionately from each of their shares and to take receipts.6,7

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Births, Volume 1, page 66. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Deaths, Volume 1, page 215.
  4. [S1375] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871; digitized from records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, online at www.americanancestors.org, Jemima Morse et al, Case# 15555, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15555: 1-2. Hereinafter cited as Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871.
  5. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32-33.
  6. [S1375] Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871, online at www.americanancestors.org, Noah Morse, Case# 15554, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15554: 1-5.
  7. [S1374] Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an Encyclopedia Britannica Company, online at www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary, a venter is a wife or mother that is a source of offspring. Hereinafter cited as Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Daniel Morse1

b. 1613, d. 5 June 1688
Father*Samuel Morse1 b. 1587, d. 5 Apr 1654
Mother*Elizabeth ______1 b. 1587, d. 1654
Birth*1613Daniel Morse was born in 1613.1
Marriage*before 1636He married Lydia Fisher, daughter of Anthony Fisher and Mary ______, before 1636 in Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3,4
Death*5 June 1688He died on 5 June 1688 in Sherborn, Middlesex County.5

Family

Lydia Fisher b. 1620, d. 29 Jan 1690
Children1.Daniel Morse+3 b. 31 Jan 1640/41, d. 29 Sep 1702
2.Samuel Morse+6 b. 12 May 1661, d. 2 May 1704

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, First Generation, pages 1-4. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy : record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898), page 10. Hereinafter cited as The Fisher Genealogy.
  3. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 520. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Deaths, Volume 1, page 214. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S1376] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Digitized copy includes page 9, which is missing from other digitized copies viewed. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.

Daniel Morse1

b. 31 January 1640/41, d. 29 September 1702
Father*Daniel Morse1 b. 1613, d. 5 Jun 1688
Mother*Lydia Fisher1 b. 1620, d. 29 Jan 1690
Birth*31 January 1640/41Daniel Morse was born on 31 January 1640/41 in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*21 June 1669He married Elizabeth Barbour, daughter of George Barbour and Elizabeth Clark, on 21 June 1669 in Medfield, Suffolk County.3,4
Death*29 September 1702He died on 29 September 1702 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, at age 61.5,3

Family

Elizabeth Barbour b. 11 Feb 1651, d. 1714
Children1.Daniel Morse6 b. 10 Jul 1672, d. 4 Apr 1719
2.Noah Morse+7 b. 20 Apr 1681, d. 2 Jun 1719

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 1a, the date written as the "31 of the 11 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was January, not November. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Third Generation, pages 12-25.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 117.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Deaths, Volume 1, page 214.
  6. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32.
  7. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33.

Daniel Morse1

b. 10 July 1672, d. 4 April 1719
Father*Daniel Morse1 b. 31 Jan 1640/41, d. 29 Sep 1702
Mother*Elizabeth Barbour1 b. 11 Feb 1651, d. 1714
Birth*10 July 1672Daniel Morse was born on 10 July 1672 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*22 May 1696He married Susannah Holbrook, daughter of Thomas Holbrook and Margaret Bouker, on 22 May 1696 in Sherborn.1,2
(Husband) Death14 April 1717Daniel became a widower when Susannah (Holbrook) Morse died on 14 April 1717.3,4
Research Notes* The Morse Genealogy reported that both brothers, Daniel Morse and Noah Morse each married, as his second wife, Abigail Gleason. The marriage of Abigail Gleason and Noah Morse took place on 04 November 1714 and on that date Daniel's wife Susannah was still living. She died on 14 April 1717, two years before her husband Daniel. Noah was still living when his brother Daniel died on 04 April 1719, and Noah died two months later on 02 June 1719. Our conclusion is that Abigail married only Noah Morse before her second marriage to Nathaniel Heaton.5
Death*4 April 1719He died on 4 April 1719 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, at age 46.1

Family

Susannah Holbrook d. 14 Apr 1717

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Marriages, Volume 1, page 155. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32, noting her death "in 1713."
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Deaths, Volume 1, page 216.
  5. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32-33.

Eleazer Morse1

b. 22 October 1688
Father*Samuel Morse1 b. 12 May 1661, d. 2 May 1704
Mother*Deborah ______1 d. 5 Oct 1719
Birth*22 October 1688Eleazer Morse was born on 22 October 1688 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
(Appraiser) Inventory25 June 1719The Inventory of the estate of Noah Morse, late of Sherborn, was completed and appraised by Noah's 1st cousin Eleazer Morse and two others on 25 June 1719. It was sworn to by Abigail Morse, Noah's widow and one of the administrators of his estate, and filed with the Judge of Probate in Middlesex County. Noah's estate of real and personal property was valued at £150.3

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Third Generation, pages 12-25. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Births, Volume 1, page 67. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1375] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871; digitized from records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, online at www.americanancestors.org, Noah Morse, Case# 15554, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15554: 1-5. Hereinafter cited as Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871.

Ephraim Morse1

b. 19 May 1648
Father*John Morse1 b. 1611
Mother*Annis ______1 d. Sep 1691
Birth*19 May 1648Ephraim Morse was born on 19 May 1648 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Experience Morse1

b. 15 April 1710, d. 1761
Father*Noah Morse1,2 b. 20 Apr 1681, d. 2 Jun 1719
Mother*Mary Johnson1,2 b. 11 Mar 1691, d. 1 Nov 1712
Birth*15 April 1710Experience Morse was born on 15 April 1710 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Daughter) Death1 November 1712Experience's mother died on 1 November 1712 when she was only 2 years old.3
(Minor) Guardianship23 June 1719Experience was nine years old when her father died, and on 23 June 1719 her grandfather, Nathaniel Johnson of Pontefract, New London County, Connecticut, paid bond of £200 to the judge of the probate court in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in order to take upon himself the obligation of being appointed guardian for Experience and three of her siblings, the four children of his deceased daughter, Mary (Johnson) Morse with Noah Morse.4,5
(Daughter) Probate Agreement11 January 1729/30Ten years after her father's death, Experience's grandfather and her court appointed guardian, Nathaniel Johnson, and Abigail Morse, Experience's stepmother and Administrator of her father's estate, presented their agreement regarding the distribution of the remaining balance of the estate of Noah Morse, late of Sherborn, to the Middlesex County probate court judge for approval. It was approved on 11 January 1729/30. The agreement divided the remaining balance of £54, 18s, and 6p between his widow, who received one-third or £18, 6s, and Noah's children. The deceased left a total of five children, four by his first wife and one by his widow, Abigail Morse. Each of the four daughters, Jemima Morse, Hephzibah Morse, Experience Morse and Abigail Morse, the widow's child, received £6, 2s, 3 farthings apiece and Cyprian Morse, as the oldest son, received a double share of £12, 4s, 2p. The widow and administrator Abigail Morse was directed to give their shares to each of the children separately, or to their lawful guardians. If any further adjustment in the estate was to be made, Abigail was to deduct it proportionately from each of their shares and to take receipts.6,7
Marriage*17 May 1733She married, as his first wife, her 3rd cousin Joseph Morse Jr. of Sherborn, son of Joseph Morse and Prudence Adams, on 17 May 1733 in Holliston, Middlesex County. Their marriage was recorded in both Sherborn and Holliston.8,9,10
Death*1761She died in 1761, probably in Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).11

Family

Joseph Morse b. 15 Nov 1705, d. 1780

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Births, Volume 1, page 67. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Deaths, Volume 1, page 215.
  4. [S1375] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871; digitized from records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, online at www.americanancestors.org, Jemima Morse et al, Case# 15555, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15555: 1-2. Hereinafter cited as Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871.
  5. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32-33.
  6. [S1375] Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871, online at www.americanancestors.org, Noah Morse, Case# 15554, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15554: 1-5.
  7. [S1374] Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an Encyclopedia Britannica Company, online at www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary, a venter is a wife or mother that is a source of offspring. Hereinafter cited as Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
  8. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 42-43, noting the date of their marriage as 17 May 1735.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Marriages, Volume 1, page 156.
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Holliston Marriages, Volume 1, page 247.
  11. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fifth Generation, pages 95-97.

Ezra Morse1

b. 5 December 1643
Father*John Morse1 b. 1611
Mother*Annis ______1 d. Sep 1691
Birth*5 December 1643Ezra Morse was born on 5 December 1643 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hephzibah Morse1

b. 24 April 1708
Father*Noah Morse1,2 b. 20 Apr 1681, d. 2 Jun 1719
Mother*Mary Johnson1,2 b. 11 Mar 1691, d. 1 Nov 1712
Birth*24 April 1708Hephzibah Morse was born on 24 April 1708 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1
(Daughter) Death1 November 1712Hephzibah's mother died on 1 November 1712 when she was only 4 years old.3
(Minor) Guardianship23 June 1719Hephzibah was eleven years old when her father died, and on 23 June 1719 her grandfather, Nathaniel Johnson of Pontefract, New London County, Connecticut, paid bond of £200 to the judge of the probate court in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in order to take upon himself the obligation of being appointed guardian for Hephzibah and three of her siblings, the four children of his deceased daughter, Mary (Johnson) Morse with Noah Morse.4,5
(Daughter) Probate Agreement11 January 1729/30Ten years after her father's death, Hephzibah's grandfather and her court appointed guardian, Nathaniel Johnson, and Abigail Morse, Hephzibah's stepmother and Administrator of her father's estate, presented their agreement regarding the distribution of the remaining balance of the estate of Noah Morse, late of Sherborn, to the Middlesex County probate court judge for approval. It was approved on 11 January 1729/30. The agreement divided the remaining balance of £54, 18s, and 6p between his widow, who received one-third or £18, 6s, and Noah's children. The deceased left a total of five children, four by his first wife and one by his widow, Abigail Morse. Each of the four daughters, Jemima Morse, Hephzibah Morse, Experience Morse and Abigail Morse, the widow's child, received £6, 2s, 3 farthings apiece and Cyprian Morse, as the oldest son, received a double share of £12, 4s, 2p. The widow and administrator Abigail Morse was directed to give their shares to each of the children separately, or to their lawful guardians. If any further adjustment in the estate was to be made, Abigail was to deduct it proportionately from each of their shares and to take receipts.6,7

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33, stating her name was "Hepsebeth" and her date of birth 2 April 1708. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Births, Volume 1, page 67. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Deaths, Volume 1, page 215.
  4. [S1375] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871; digitized from records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, online at www.americanancestors.org, Jemima Morse et al, Case# 15555, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15555: 1-2. Hereinafter cited as Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871.
  5. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32-33.
  6. [S1375] Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871, online at www.americanancestors.org, Noah Morse, Case# 15554, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15554: 1-5.
  7. [S1374] Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an Encyclopedia Britannica Company, online at www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary, a venter is a wife or mother that is a source of offspring. Hereinafter cited as Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Jemima Morse1

b. 9 April 1706
Father*Noah Morse2,3 b. 20 Apr 1681, d. 2 Jun 1719
Mother*Mary Johnson2,3 b. 11 Mar 1691, d. 1 Nov 1712
Birth*9 April 1706Jemima Morse was born on 9 April 1706 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
(Daughter) Death1 November 1712Jemima's mother died on 1 November 1712 when she was only 6 years old.4
(Minor) Guardianship23 June 1719Jemima was thirteen years old when her father died, and on 23 June 1719 her grandfather, Nathaniel Johnson of Pontefract, New London County, Connecticut, paid bond of £200 to the judge of the probate court in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in order to take upon himself the obligation of being appointed guardian for Jemima and three of her siblings, the four children of his deceased daughter, Mary (Johnson) Morse with Noah Morse.5,6
(Daughter) Probate Agreement11 January 1729/30Ten years after her father's death, Jemima's grandfather and her court appointed guardian, Nathaniel Johnson, and Abigail Morse, Jemima's stepmother and Administrator of her father's estate, presented their agreement regarding the distribution of the remaining balance of the estate of Noah Morse, late of Sherborn, to the Middlesex County probate court judge for approval. It was approved on 11 January 1729/30. The agreement divided the remaining balance of £54, 18s, and 6p between his widow, who received one-third or £18, 6s, and Noah's children. The deceased left a total of five children, four by his first wife and one by his widow, Abigail Morse. Each of the four daughters, Jemima Morse, Hephzibah Morse, Experience Morse and Abigail Morse, the widow's child, received £6, 2s, 3 farthings apiece and Cyprian Morse, as the oldest son, received a double share of £12, 4s, 2p. The widow and administrator Abigail Morse was directed to give their shares to each of the children separately, or to their lawful guardians. If any further adjustment in the estate was to be made, Abigail was to deduct it proportionately from each of their shares and to take receipts.7,8

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33, noting her date of birth as 7 April 1706/07.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Births, Volume 1, page 68. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Deaths, Volume 1, page 215.
  5. [S1375] Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871; digitized from records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, online at www.americanancestors.org, Jemima Morse et al, Case# 15555, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15555: 1-2. Hereinafter cited as Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871.
  6. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32-33.
  7. [S1375] Middlesex County MA Probate Papers 1648-1871, online at www.americanancestors.org, Noah Morse, Case# 15554, Middlesex Cases 14000-15999, pages 15554: 1-5.
  8. [S1374] Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an Encyclopedia Britannica Company, online at www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary, a venter is a wife or mother that is a source of offspring. Hereinafter cited as Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Jeremiah Morse1

Father*Samuel Morse1 b. 1587, d. 5 Apr 1654
Mother*Elizabeth ______1 b. 1587, d. 1654
Birth*Jeremiah Morse was born in England.1

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, First Generation, pages 1-4. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.

John Morse1

b. 1611
Father*Samuel Morse1 b. 1587, d. 5 Apr 1654
Mother*Elizabeth ______1 b. 1587, d. 1654
(Husband) Relationship NoteIt is unlikely that Annis, the wife of John Morse of Dedham, and Francis Chickering of Dedham, were siblings. In his Morse-Chickering Correction article, the author acknowledged that the information he had relied upon had come from two secondary sources and that further research had convinced him that "it is most doubtful if Annas, wife of John Morse, was a Chickering."2,3
Birth*1611John Morse was born in 1611 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*He married Annis ______ probably in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony. She was, by early researchers, thought to have been Annis "Chickering", a sister of Francis Chickering. The theory has since been proved false, although many publications, past and present, still perpetuate the incorrect information. John Morse's wife's surname has not yet been learned.3,4,5

Family

Annis ______ d. Sep 1691
Children1.Ruth Morse+4,6,7 b. 3 Jun 1637
2.John Morse4 b. 8 Apr 1639
3.Samuel Morse4 b. 5 Jan 1640, d. b 1655/56
4.Rachel Morse4 b. 5 Jan 1640, d. b 1655/56
5.Joseph Morse+4,8,9 b. 30 Dec 1640, d. 7 Oct 1689
6.Ezra Morse4 b. 5 Dec 1643
7.Abigail Morse4 b. 2 Jan 1646
8.Ephraim Morse4 b. 19 May 1648
9.Bethiah Morse4 b. 28 Jan 1651
10.Nathaniel Morse4 b. 2 Mar 1653

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, First Generation, pages 1-4. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11, probably incorrectly reporting her surname was "Chickering."
  3. [S1364] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Morse-Chickering Correction", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 100, page 79 (1946): the author correcting his earlier statement that John Morse of Dedham married Annas, a sister of Francis Chickering of Dedham. He acknowledged that the information had come from two secondary sources and that further research convinced him that "it is most doubtful if Annas, wife of John Morse, was a Chickering". Hereinafter cited as "Morse-Chickering Correction."
  4. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11.
  5. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 2, page 12, reported the marriage of Annis Chickering to Joseph Morse, and said they were the parents of Mariah Morse, wife of Nathaniel Heaton. It is believed, however, that Annis Chickering was the wife of John Morse and that they were the parents of Joseph Morse who was the father of Mariah. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 1, the date written as "3d of 4 mo." which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  7. [S1289] Mary Lovering Holman, The Scott Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.G. Scott, 1919), Ellis, pages 192-194. Hereinafter cited as Scott Genealogy.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 74.
  9. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 2, page 12, noting incorrectly that Mariah Morse's mother was Annis Chickering.

John Morse1

b. 8 April 1639
Father*John Morse1 b. 1611
Mother*Annis ______1 d. Sep 1691
Birth*8 April 1639John Morse was born on 8 April 1639 in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 1a. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.