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Subject: [GM-L] MORSE
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 21:22:06 EDT
Source: Farnsworth Memorial
John Morsse (Morse) was town clerk Dec. l3, l674 when
the lands of Matthias Farnsworth were recorded. John
Morse was one of Groton, MA orig. proprietors. (see
also Dr. Samuel A. Green's "Early Records of Groton"
p.35l Mary Farnsworth Line
John Thatcher b. Jan 22, l685 son of Samuel Thatcher
and his wife, Mary Farnsworth of Groton, MA. Samuel
Thatcher was son of Deacon Samuel Thatcher of Water-
John Thatcher who d. Feb. 29, l744, m. Oct 24, l7l2
Elizabeth Morse b.1692 dau of Joseph Morse and wife
Elizabeth (Sawtell) Morse of Groton, MA.
p.243 Benjamin Farnsworth Line
Alonzo David Bolton b. Apr. 7, l8l3 son of David Bolton
and wife, Phebe (Kemp) Bolton who was dau of Benjamin
Kemp and wife, Abigail (Smith) Kemp of Shirley, MA.
David Bolton b. l79l at Reading, MA son of William Bolt-
ton and Sally Farnsworth.
Alonzo David Bolton m. Dec. 27, l834 Mary G. Morse. Res:
Winchester, NH (eleven children)
Note: William Bolton and his wife, Sally Farnsworth re-
sided with their son, Aaron Bolton at Fitchburg, MA un-
til their deaths.)
p.258 Benjamin Farnsworth Line
Betsey Barrett b. Nov 24, l78l dau of Jonas Barrett and
wife, Mary (Fletcher) Barrett of Ashby, MA.
Betsey Barrett m. (1) July 3, l803 John Morse. He d.
Jan l2, l806 and she m. (2) l808 John Crosby. She d.
Jan 30, l847 at Putney, Vt. (two children by John Morse
and six children by John Crosby).
p.287 Benjamin Farnsworth Line
Edward Miller Farnsworth Jr. b. May 28, l857 son of
Edward Miller Farnsworth and his wife, Charlotte F.
(Pinkham) Farnsworth of Lynn, MA.
Edward Miller Farnsworth Jr m. (l) Dec. l, l88l Esther
Crafts Morse dau of John C. Morse and wife, Joanna
Paige (Emmons) Morse. who d. Mar 23, l9l8. Edward M.
Farnsworth m. (2) July 8, l9l9, E. Genevieve (Dow)
Starr who d. Dec. l8, l944. (see p. 310)
Edward Miller Farnsworth Jr. and wife, Esther Crafts
Morse had issue:
1. Edward 3rd b. l883 m. l908 Margaret King dau of Sam-
ual G. and Alice T. King.
2. Esther M. Farnsworth b. l885 m. l909 Woodworth James
son of Frank and Gertrude James (no children)
3. Edith Wendell Farnsworth b. l894 m. (l) l9l6 Homer
L. Ingram He d. l9l8 and she m. (2) l920 Mitchell
Allen (one child, Edith Farnsworth Allen m. Charles
Cowen son of Rawson and Mabel Cowen (4 Cowen child-
p.860 Untraced Families Section, Farnsworth Memorial:
Grace E. Farnsworth b. l87l m. l894 Walter A. Morse b.
l864. She was the dau. of James W. Farnsworth and his
wife, Emma Alice Burt of Westport, NY.
Walter A. Morse and Grace E. Farnsworth had one child:
James K. Morse b. Aug l9, l899.
Source: "Epitaphs of the Old Burial Ground, Groton, MA"
by Dr. Samuel A. Green
Willow Tree and Urn
Doctor Benjamin Morse died May 2l, l833 AET 93
Mrs. Mary Morse his wife died Dec. l6. l835 Age 94.
Source: Prescott Memorial -John Prescott Line
Mindwell Prescott b. Jan l4, l788 dau of Jonathan Pres-
cott and his wife, Mary Brigham of Sterling, MA.
Mindwell Prescott m. June 2, l8l8 William Morse, a farm-
er of West Boylston where they died. She d. l832 age 44.
p.ll6 John Prescott Line
Silas Prescott b. June l3,l808 son of John Prescott and
wife, Eunice (Dinsmoor) Prescott of Shirley, MA.
Silas Prescott m. Nov. 22, l832, Lorinda Morse. She d.
Aug 4, l854 (see also p.l62)
p.l62 Silas Prescott and his wife, Lorinda Morse of West
Boylston, MA had issue:
1. Jane E. Prescott b. l835 m. James Landy
on Aug l9, l854.
2. Charles Kendall Prescott b. l837
p.3l4 James Prescott Line
Capt. James Prescott b. Nov. 9, l787 son of Samuel Pres-
cott and his wife, Mary Rundlett of Sanbornton, NH.
Capt. James Prescott m. (l) l808 Lydia Morrison. He m.
(2) the widow, Mary (Kimball) Morse, the widow of Joseph
Morse of West Newbury. She was the dau. of Caleb Kim-
ball of Sanbornton, NH. (See also 428)
p.428 James Prescott Line
Capt James Prescott and his lst wife Lydia Morrison had
Capt James Prescott and his 2d wife, Mary B. Morse had
one child, his 11th:
11. Kimball Caleb Prescott b. July 29, l848
p.336 James Prescott Line
Nathaniel Hubbard b. Aug. l776 son of John Hubbard and
wife, Judith (Prescott) Hubbard.
Nathaniel Hubbard m. (l) Betsy Ambrose He m. (2)
Mehitable Morse. He d. Aug l84l at Tamworth, leaving
one son, Nathaniel Hubbard Jr.
p.548 James Prescott Line
Ann Elizabeth Prescott b. June l5, l834 dau of Horton
Prescott and wife, Harriet (Tracy) Prescott of Vershire,
Vt. Ann Elizabeth Prescott m. l854 Abel Morse. She be-
came a celebrated writer and after their marriage she
wrote under the name "Lizzie Morse" She died of typhoid
fever at Newton Centre, MA on Jan 2l, l862.
Source: Dr. Samuel A. Green's "An Historical Sketch of
Groton, MA l655 -l890 pub. l894
Dr. Green cites "A narrative of the Troubles with the
Indians in N.E" by Rev. William Hubbard pub. l677:
"Many facts were obtained from Rev. Mr. Willard. The
Indians were a cowardly set and never attacked in open
field. The "red hellhounds" as they were called by our
pious forefathers, were always ready to attack women
and children but afraid to meet men. The main body of
the savages passed the night folowing the final attack
in an adjacent valley which cannot now be easily identi
fied but some of them lodged in the garrison house which
they had taken and the next morning after firing two or
three volleys they departed. They carried off a prison-
er: John Morse, the town clerk who was ransomed a short
time later. Rev. Thomas Cobbet in his letter to Rev.
Increase Mather shows very nearly the time of John Morse
"May ye l2th l676, Good wife Divoll and Good
wife Ketle upon ransom paid, came into Con-
cord & upon like ransom presently (after John
Moss of Groton & Lieftenant Carlors (Kerley)
daughter of Lancaster were set at liberty
and nine more without ransom". (Mather Manu-
scripts in the Prince Collection at the Boston
Public Library I.76).
List of Groton Town Clerks from l662: Richard Sawtel;
Jonathan Morse; William Longley Jr.; James Blanchard;
Jonathan Sheple; Samuel Rockwood; Capt. James Parker
Richard Blood and Jonas Prescott made entries. p.l58
Jonathan Morse was lst who signed records with his
name tho not always. Wm. Longley Jr. was followed by
Josiah Parker as town clerk. Also Mr. Brigham or Bing-
ham and Jos. Lakin et al.
Dr. Benjamin Morse son of Dr. Benjamin Morse and wife,
Abigail (Dudley) Morse. Dr. Benjamin Morse b. at Sutton
Mar. 20, l740 m. Nov 27, l760 to Mary Barnard dau of
Isaac and Sarah Barnard also b. at Sutton on Sept. l3,
l74l. Dr. Morse came to Groton, MA during the Revolution
was a Rep. to the General Court in l784 and succeeding
yrs. Delegate to Constitutional Convention of the U.S.
l788 (where he opposed the adoption) He d. May 3l, l833
aged 93. His widow d. Dec. l6, l835 age 94.
p.l29 General Court of MA Dates of Election:
May 7, l787 Dr. Benjamin Morse of Groton, MA
May l2, l788 Dr. Benjamin Morse of Groton, MA
May ll, l789 Dr. Benjamin Morse of Groton,MA
p.l35 Convention for adopting the Constitution of the
United States January 9, l788
Dec. 3, l787 Dr. Benjamin Morse, Joseph Sheple
Esq. l788 Both these delegates opposed the adopt-
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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