Rebecca Morgan1

Marriage*1778She married, as his second wife, Joseph Thornbrugh, son of Thomas Thornbrugh and Abigail Brown, in 1778.1

Family

Joseph Thornbrugh b. 26 Jan 1741/42

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 39. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Sarah Morgan1

b. 20 February 1763, d. 30 March 1835
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*______ Morgan2,3,4
Birth*20 February 1763Sarah Morgan was born on 20 February 1763 in Pennsylvania.5,6
Relationship Note*Sarah and Martha Morgan were believed to have been sisters.7,4
Marriage*She married first ______ Roberts in Pennsylvania.5,3
Annulment*The marriage of Sarah Morgan and ______ Roberts was annulled by her parents in Pennsylvania.5,3
Marriage*3 March 1780She married second John Heaton, son of Isaac Heaton and Hannah Bowen, on 3 March 1780 in Pennsylvania. Heaton Families II believed Sarah to be a niece of Colonel Daniel Morgan. Her daughter, Harriett Roberts, was raised in the household of John Heaton.8,1,6,9
Occupation*Sarah's husband, John Heaton, as soon as he had arrived in the western country, had proceeded to obtain land, by grant and by purchase, until he became one of the largest land owners in what is now Greene County, Pennsylvania. He also purchased land in the state of Louisiana. Upon obtaining a patent for land in Greene County, he laid out a town which became a part of Jefferson. He built a large cabin, a great house for that time, by 1790, and had extensive business interests in the area. He built a large flour mill and ran a whiskey distilling operation. He was able to send his flour and whiskey products down the river to Louisville and New Orleans in his own keel boats, and donated 3 tons of grain per year to the needy. By 1792 he had 12 slaves, and by 1812 had freed them all.3,10,2
(Wife) Death17 July 1820Sarah became a widow when John Heaton died on 17 July 1820.11,3
Death*30 March 1835She died on 30 March 1835 in Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania, at age 722,3
Burial* and was buried in the old Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson.2,3

Family 2

John Heaton b. 16 Dec 1760, d. 17 Jul 1820
Children1.Mary Heaton3,2 b. 13 Jan 1785, d. 25 Apr 1807
2.Morgan Heaton2,3 b. 17 Nov 1786, d. 1826
3.Charlotte Heaton2,3 b. 27 Aug 1788, d. 9 Jan 1877
4.Henry Bowen Heaton2,3 b. 11 Jan 1791, d. 22 Oct 1839
5.Elizabeth Heaton12,13 b. 14 Jun 1793, d. 31 Dec 1793
6.John Heaton2,3 b. 25 Nov 1794, d. 18 Mar 1842
7.Hiram Heaton2,3 b. 19 Mar 1797, d. 15 Aug 1832
8.Samuel Morgan Heaton2,3 b. 23 Jul 1803, d. 1862
9.Alexander Addison Heaton14,3 b. 21 Apr 1807, d. 9 Sep 1831
10.Isaac Heaton14 b. 7 Mar 1809, d. 17 Jun 1809

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes 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. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 249. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 286-287. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  4. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), noting that Sarah and Martha Morgan were sisters. Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 249-250.
  6. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 286-288.
  7. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 283.
  8. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country, pages 282-284.
  9. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 249-250, mistyping the year as 1873 and stating she was a niece of Colonel Daniel Morgan.
  10. [S1389] Samuel P. Bates, History of Greene County, Pennsylvania, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Nelson, Rishforth & Co., 1888), Chapter XLI, Jefferson Township, pages 516-517. Hereinafter cited as History of Greene County.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 242 and 249.
  12. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 249, noting her date of birth as 14 June 1793.
  13. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 286-287, noting her date of birth as 10 June 1793.
  14. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 250.

Walter Morgan1

b. 1855
Father*Anson D. Morgan1 b. 1832, d. b 18 Apr 1863
Mother*Sarah Ann Bonine1 b. 1834
Birth*1855Walter Morgan was born about 1855 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census 18709 June 1870Walter appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 June 1870 in the household of his mother and stepfather in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 15 years old and had attended school within the last year.2

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Anson and Sarah Morgan, Deerfield, Vernon, Missouri; Roll: M653_659; Page: 66; Image: 66; Family History Library Film: 803659. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jonathan Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 584A; Image: 438; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

______ Morgan1,2

Family

Children1.Sarah Morgan+1,3,2 b. 20 Feb 1763, d. 30 Mar 1835
2.Martha Morgan+2 b. 1769, d. 19 Apr 1821

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes 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. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 249. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), noting that Sarah and Martha Morgan were sisters. Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 286-287. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Brabazon Morris Esq.1

Marriage*He married Ann Hamlin.2
Residence*They lived in Tankardstown, County Meath.2,3
(Husband) Deathbefore 16 December 1796Brabazon became a widower when Ann (Hamlin) Morris died intestate.2
(Widower) Administration16 December 1796Brabazon was granted administration of his wife's estate on 16 December 1796.2
Residence*1814Brabazon was identified as of Tankardstown, County Meath, in 1814.1
(Groom's Father) Marriage Settlement6 July 1814Brabazon was mentioned in a memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 6 July 1814 made between his son John Morris of Skreen Castle of the county of Meath, Esq., of the first part, Jane Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, spinster, of the second part, Charles Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Walter Keating of Sylvan Park in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part, and Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Reciting that Brabazon Morris Esq. of Tankardstown in the county of Meath, father of John Morris, party thereto, was previous to 01 February 1812 seized of and in, all that and those, the town and lands of Skreen, set in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath aforesaid containing, according to a survey formerly made thereof, 355 aces, 3 roods and 16 perches and the dwelling house, buildings and improvements thereon under and by virtue of a lease for three lives with covenants for renewal executed to him the said Brabazon Morris thereof by John Phepoc of Armagh in the county of Armagh Esq. and Richard Phepoc, eldest son and heir at law of the said John Phepoc, at the yearly rent of £407, 4p. And said Brabazon Morris being also seized of various other denominations of lands which were particularly specified in the indenture next therein after in part recited and being largely indebted to various people in considerable sums owed by judgments dated 01 February 1812 made between Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the city of Dublin Esq. of the other part, conveying the said town and lands of Skreen as well as several other lands and premises therein particularly mentioned and devised to the said George Williams in trust in the ways and in the manner therein mentioned to pay the several debts and encumbrances in a schedule to said deed annexed.

Reciting by another indenture dated 01 January 1813 made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the other part, Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, release the said secured lands and premises in said indenture of 1812 comprised from the payment of £700 being part of an annuity of £1,000 provided for and committed to the said Brabazon Morris by the said indenture of 01 February 1812.

And reciting that by a certain other indenture dated 01 January 1813 and made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and Brabazon Morris Jr. and John Morris, party hereto, both sons of the said Brabazon Morris the elder, of the other part. After reciting as therein is recited, the said Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, convey unto the said John Morris all that and those the town and lands of Skreen. To hold to the said John Morris, his heirs and assigns, for the life and lives granted of said town, lands and premises and for the lives and life of such other person or persons as should be thereafter named at and for the term of the original lease by virtue of the covenant for renewal therein contained, subject as therein mentioned.

And reciting that said John Morris was, by virtue of said indenture last in recital, seized and possessed of said lands of Skreen, subject to a rateable proportion of the debts, charges and encumbrances created by said indentures of 01 February 1812 and 01 January 1813.

And also reciting that Jane Gerrard, party thereto, was then possessed of £1,500 stock in five government funds and was also as one of the next of kin of William Gerrard Esq., deceased, her father, entitled to a lot or proportion of certain debts due to the estate of the said William Gerrard, which proportions it was calculated would amount to £400 or thereabouts and was also, in the right (of inheritance), entitled to an undivided 5th share of and in the lands of Belrath in the county of Meath held under a lease for a term of years and containing covenants for renewal, which yielded a profit and rents to the said Jane Gerrard of £90 per annum or thereabouts, and the said Jane Gerrard, in right aforesaid, was also in possession of one 5th part or share of the lands of Dromore, situate in the county of Down and held for a term of years which then yields an annual profitable rent of £30, said Jane Gerrard's share whereof amounts to £6 per annum.

And reciting that a marriage was then intended to be had and solemnized between the said John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and it had been agreed that said John Morris in consideration of said marriage, and of the fortune and property of the said Jane Gerrard consisting of the several premises therein and herein before specified and set forth, should charge said lands of Skreen with an annuity of £300 as a provision for the said Jane Gerrard and for their issue of the then intended marriage.

The said indenture, of which this writing was a memorial, witnessed that the said John Morris, in pursuance and execution of said agreement, and in consideration of said marriage and portion and profits of said Jane Gerrard, __________ and other considerations due also mentioned, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, release and confirm to the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating as trustees by virtue of a lease for all therein recited and to their heirs and assigns, all that and those the town and lands of Skreen, situate in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath containing to a survey formerly made 357 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches or thereabouts, together with the dwelling house, out houses and improvements thereon, bounded northerly by or by parts of the said lands of Skreen, north easterly by the great road leading from Wallerstown to Skreen, south easterly by the lands of Obertstown, southerly partly by the lands of Baconstown, Cullaghtown, Glebeland and _________, and westerly partly by the lands of Trim, with benefits of fairs, markets, tolls and customs held on or belonging to said lands of Skreen, and all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold the said released premises and every part thereof unto the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating, their heirs and assigns, for the lives therein mentioned and for the lives to be forever added by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal subject to such rateable proportion of said encumbrances as such lands were subject to by said several indentures before recited and upon the interests and for the uses in the said deed of which this writing was a memorial.

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed by John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and witnessed by Richard Barrett Jr. of Navan Esq. and Charles Fitzsimmons of Liscartan, both in the county of Meath. The memorial was registered on 6 Dec 1814.3

Family

Ann Hamlin d. b 16 Dec 1796
Children1.Brabazon Morris Jr.3
2.John Morris1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1815; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Administration of Ann Morris, alias Hamlin, deceased intestate, granted 16 December 1796 to Brabazon Morris of Tankardstown, County Meath, Esq., her husband. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328.

Brabazon Morris Jr.1

Father*Brabazon Morris Esq.1
Mother*Ann Hamlin1 d. b 16 Dec 1796
Residence*1814He was listed in Leet's Directory of 1814 in Tankardstown, County Meath.2
(Groom's Brother) Marriage Settlement6 July 1814Brabazon was mentioned in a memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 6 July 1814 made between his brother John Morris of Skreen Castle of the county of Meath, Esq., of the first part, Jane Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, spinster, of the second part, Charles Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Walter Keating of Sylvan Park in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part, and Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Reciting that Brabazon Morris Esq. of Tankardstown in the county of Meath, father of John Morris, party thereto, was previous to 01 February 1812 seized of and in, all that and those, the town and lands of Skreen, set in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath aforesaid containing, according to a survey formerly made thereof, 355 aces, 3 roods and 16 perches and the dwelling house, buildings and improvements thereon under and by virtue of a lease for three lives with covenants for renewal executed to him the said Brabazon Morris thereof by John Phepoc of Armagh in the county of Armagh Esq. and Richard Phepoc, eldest son and heir at law of the said John Phepoc, at the yearly rent of £407, 4p. And said Brabazon Morris being also seized of various other denominations of lands which were particularly specified in the indenture next therein after in part recited and being largely indebted to various people in considerable sums owed by judgments dated 01 February 1812 made between Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the city of Dublin Esq. of the other part, conveying the said town and lands of Skreen as well as several other lands and premises therein particularly mentioned and devised to the said George Williams in trust in the ways and in the manner therein mentioned to pay the several debts and encumbrances in a schedule to said deed annexed.

Reciting by another indenture dated 01 January 1813 made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the other part, Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, release the said secured lands and premises in said indenture of 1812 comprised from the payment of £700 being part of an annuity of £1,000 provided for and committed to the said Brabazon Morris by the said indenture of 01 February 1812.

And reciting that by a certain other indenture dated 01 January 1813 and made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and Brabazon Morris Jr. and John Morris, party hereto, both sons of the said Brabazon Morris the elder, of the other part. After reciting as therein is recited, the said Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, convey unto the said John Morris all that and those the town and lands of Skreen. To hold to the said John Morris, his heirs and assigns, for the life and lives granted of said town, lands and premises and for the lives and life of such other person or persons as should be thereafter named at and for the term of the original lease by virtue of the covenant for renewal therein contained, subject as therein mentioned.

And reciting that said John Morris was, by virtue of said indenture last in recital, seized and possessed of said lands of Skreen, subject to a rateable proportion of the debts, charges and encumbrances created by said indentures of 01 February 1812 and 01 January 1813.

And also reciting that Jane Gerrard, party thereto, was then possessed of £1,500 stock in five government funds and was also as one of the next of kin of William Gerrard Esq., deceased, her father, entitled to a lot or proportion of certain debts due to the estate of the said William Gerrard, which proportions it was calculated would amount to £400 or thereabouts and was also, in the right (of inheritance), entitled to an undivided 5th share of and in the lands of Belrath in the county of Meath held under a lease for a term of years and containing covenants for renewal, which yielded a profit and rents to the said Jane Gerrard of £90 per annum or thereabouts, and the said Jane Gerrard, in right aforesaid, was also in possession of one 5th part or share of the lands of Dromore, situate in the county of Down and held for a term of years which then yields an annual profitable rent of £30, said Jane Gerrard's share whereof amounts to £6 per annum.

And reciting that a marriage was then intended to be had and solemnized between the said John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and it had been agreed that said John Morris in consideration of said marriage, and of the fortune and property of the said Jane Gerrard consisting of the several premises therein and herein before specified and set forth, should charge said lands of Skreen with an annuity of £300 as a provision for the said Jane Gerrard and for their issue of the then intended marriage.

The said indenture, of which this writing was a memorial, witnessed that the said John Morris, in pursuance and execution of said agreement, and in consideration of said marriage and portion and profits of said Jane Gerrard, __________ and other considerations due also mentioned, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, release and confirm to the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating as trustees by virtue of a lease for all therein recited and to their heirs and assigns, all that and those the town and lands of Skreen, situate in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath containing to a survey formerly made 357 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches or thereabouts, together with the dwelling house, out houses and improvements thereon, bounded northerly by or by parts of the said lands of Skreen, north easterly by the great road leading from Wallerstown to Skreen, south easterly by the lands of Obertstown, southerly partly by the lands of Baconstown, Cullaghtown, Glebeland and _________, and westerly partly by the lands of Trim, with benefits of fairs, markets, tolls and customs held on or belonging to said lands of Skreen, and all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold the said released premises and every part thereof unto the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating, their heirs and assigns, for the lives therein mentioned and for the lives to be forever added by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal subject to such rateable proportion of said encumbrances as such lands were subject to by said several indentures before recited and upon the interests and for the uses in the said deed of which this writing was a memorial.

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed by John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and witnessed by Richard Barrett Jr. of Navan Esq. and Charles Fitzsimmons of Liscartan, both in the county of Meath. The memorial was registered on 6 Dec 1814.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1814; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1625] Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814), online at www.findmypast.com, B. Morris Jun Esq., Tankardstown, County Meath, post town of Navan. Hereinafter cited as Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814).

Cadwallander Morris1

Marriage*He married, as her second husband, Susannah (Jones) Heaton, daughter of John Jones and Mary West.1

Family

Susannah Jones b. 1743

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes 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. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 649. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Catherine Morris1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*______ Morris1
Mother*Elizabeth Welsh1
Birth*Catherine Morris was born probably in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*She married ______ Dempster.1
(Grandniece) Will18 October 1749Catherine's grand uncle Samuel Gerrard wrote his will dated 18 October 1749 at Clongill, County Meath, naming his brothers, John Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, sister, Dorothy Welsh, nephews, Thomas Gerrard and Gerrard Welsh, niece, Elizabeth Morris, who we believe to have been the daughter of Samuel's sister, Dorothy Welsh, grandnieces, Darcy Wentworth and Catherine Dempster, who Samuel identified as the daughters of Elizabeth Morris, his cousins, Mary Byrne, Robert Gerrard and John Gerrard, and his uncle Edward Gerrard, who was identified as the father of Samuel's cousin John. Unfortunately, the abstract we have of Samuel's will does not identify the father, or parents, of his cousins Mary Byrne and Robert Gerrard, nor does it mention the names of the husbands of Mary Byrne, Elizabeth Morris, Darcy Wentworth or Catherine Dempster. We would really like to see a more complete copy of Samuel's will.2,1,3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, citing and attaching a copy of a Betham Genealogical Abstract of Samuel Gerrard of Clongill's will and probate information. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  3. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  4. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  5. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).

Darcy Morris1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*______ Morris1
Mother*Elizabeth Welsh1
Birth*Darcy Morris was born probably in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*She married ______ Wentworth.1
(Grandniece) Will18 October 1749Darcy's grand uncle Samuel Gerrard wrote his will dated 18 October 1749 at Clongill, County Meath, naming his brothers, John Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, sister, Dorothy Welsh, nephews, Thomas Gerrard and Gerrard Welsh, niece, Elizabeth Morris, who we believe to have been the daughter of Samuel's sister, Dorothy Welsh, grandnieces, Darcy Wentworth and Catherine Dempster, who Samuel identified as the daughters of Elizabeth Morris, his cousins, Mary Byrne, Robert Gerrard and John Gerrard, and his uncle Edward Gerrard, who was identified as the father of Samuel's cousin John. Unfortunately, the abstract we have of Samuel's will does not identify the father, or parents, of his cousins Mary Byrne and Robert Gerrard, nor does it mention the names of the husbands of Mary Byrne, Elizabeth Morris, Darcy Wentworth or Catherine Dempster. We would really like to see a more complete copy of Samuel's will.2,1,3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, citing and attaching a copy of a Betham Genealogical Abstract of Samuel Gerrard of Clongill's will and probate information. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  3. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  4. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  5. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).

John Morris1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Brabazon Morris Esq.1
Mother*Ann Hamlin2 d. b 16 Dec 1796
Marriage Settlement*6 July 1814A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 6 July 1814 was made between John Morris of Skreen Castle of the county of Meath, Esq., of the first part, Jane Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, spinster, of the second part, Charles Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Walter Keating of Sylvan Park in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part, and Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Reciting that Brabazon Morris Esq. of Tankardstown in the county of Meath, father of John Morris, party thereto, was previous to 01 February 1812 seized of and in, all that and those, the town and lands of Skreen, set in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath aforesaid containing, according to a survey formerly made thereof, 355 aces, 3 roods and 16 perches and the dwelling house, buildings and improvements thereon under and by virtue of a lease for three lives with covenants for renewal executed to him the said Brabazon Morris thereof by John Phepoc of Armagh in the county of Armagh Esq. and Richard Phepoc, eldest son and heir at law of the said John Phepoc, at the yearly rent of £407, 4p. And said Brabazon Morris being also seized of various other denominations of lands which were particularly specified in the indenture next therein after in part recited and being largely indebted to various people in considerable sums owed by judgments dated 01 February 1812 made between Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the city of Dublin Esq. of the other part, conveying the said town and lands of Skreen as well as several other lands and premises therein particularly mentioned and devised to the said George Williams in trust in the ways and in the manner therein mentioned to pay the several debts and encumbrances in a schedule to said deed annexed.

Reciting by another indenture dated 01 January 1813 made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the other part, Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, release the said secured lands and premises in said indenture of 1812 comprised from the payment of £700 being part of an annuity of £1,000 provided for and committed to the said Brabazon Morris by the said indenture of 01 February 1812.

And reciting that by a certain other indenture dated 01 January 1813 and made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and Brabazon Morris Jr. and John Morris, party hereto, both sons of the said Brabazon Morris the elder, of the other part. After reciting as therein is recited, the said Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, convey unto the said John Morris all that and those the town and lands of Skreen. To hold to the said John Morris, his heirs and assigns, for the life and lives granted of said town, lands and premises and for the lives and life of such other person or persons as should be thereafter named at and for the term of the original lease by virtue of the covenant for renewal therein contained, subject as therein mentioned.

And reciting that said John Morris was, by virtue of said indenture last in recital, seized and possessed of said lands of Skreen, subject to a rateable proportion of the debts, charges and encumbrances created by said indentures of 01 February 1812 and 01 January 1813.

And also reciting that Jane Gerrard, party thereto, was then possessed of £1,500 stock in five government funds and was also as one of the next of kin of William Gerrard Esq., deceased, her father, entitled to a lot or proportion of certain debts due to the estate of the said William Gerrard, which proportions it was calculated would amount to £400 or thereabouts and was also, in the right (of inheritance), entitled to an undivided 5th share of and in the lands of Belrath in the county of Meath held under a lease for a term of years and containing covenants for renewal, which yielded a profit and rents to the said Jane Gerrard of £90 per annum or thereabouts, and the said Jane Gerrard, in right aforesaid, was also in possession of one 5th part or share of the lands of Dromore, situate in the county of Down and held for a term of years which then yields an annual profitable rent of £30, said Jane Gerrard's share whereof amounts to £6 per annum.

And reciting that a marriage was then intended to be had and solemnized between the said John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and it had been agreed that said John Morris in consideration of said marriage, and of the fortune and property of the said Jane Gerrard consisting of the several premises therein and herein before specified and set forth, should charge said lands of Skreen with an annuity of £300 as a provision for the said Jane Gerrard and for their issue of the then intended marriage.

The said indenture, of which this writing was a memorial, witnessed that the said John Morris, in pursuance and execution of said agreement, and in consideration of said marriage and portion and profits of said Jane Gerrard, __________ and other considerations due also mentioned, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, release and confirm to the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating as trustees by virtue of a lease for all therein recited and to their heirs and assigns, all that and those the town and lands of Skreen, situate in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath containing to a survey formerly made 357 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches or thereabouts, together with the dwelling house, out houses and improvements thereon, bounded northerly by or by parts of the said lands of Skreen, north easterly by the great road leading from Wallerstown to Skreen, south easterly by the lands of Obertstown, southerly partly by the lands of Baconstown, Cullaghtown, Glebeland and _________, and westerly partly by the lands of Trim, with benefits of fairs, markets, tolls and customs held on or belonging to said lands of Skreen, and all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold the said released premises and every part thereof unto the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating, their heirs and assigns, for the lives therein mentioned and for the lives to be forever added by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal subject to such rateable proportion of said encumbrances as such lands were subject to by said several indentures before recited and upon the interests and for the uses in the said deed of which this writing was a memorial.

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed by John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and witnessed by Richard Barrett Jr. of Navan Esq. and Charles Fitzsimmons of Liscartan, both in the county of Meath. The memorial was registered on 6 Dec 1814.3
Marriage*before 6 December 1814He married Jane Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, daughter of William Gerrard and Jane Vipont, before 6 December 1814, the date their marriage settlement agreement was registered.1

Family

Jane Gerrard

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1815; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Administration of Anne Morris, alias Hamlin, deceased intestate, granted 16 December 1796 to Brabazon Morris of Tankardstown, County Meath, Esq., her husband. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328.

______ 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 Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

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 microreoduction 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.