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Samuel Morse

Male Bef 1576 - 1654  (> 78 years)


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  • Name Samuel Morse  [1, 2, 3
    Born Bef 12 Jun 1576  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 12 Jun 1576  Boxted, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Died 5 Dec 1654  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID I23101  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BAM, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 

    Father Rev. Thomas Morse,   d. 1597, Foxearth, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret King,   b. Bef 28 Jul 1525 
    Married 26 May 1573  Boxted, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F16432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Jasper,   b. Bef 30 Jan 1580,   d. 20 Jun 1655, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1602  Redgrave, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Elisabeth Morse,   b. Bef 6 Mar 1606,   d. 2 Oct 1643, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)
    +2. John Morse,   b. Bef 28 Feb 1608
    +3. Daniel Morse,   b. Abt 1610,   d. 5 Jun 1688, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +4. Joseph Morse,   b. Bef 2 May 1613,   d. Bef 20 Jun 1654, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F13905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • With his wife, he migrated to New England in 1635.

      Probably, but not absolutely proven as, a son of the Rev. Thomas Morse of Boxted, Essex; Hinderclay, Suffolk; and Foxearth, Essex.

      Samuel Morse and Elizabeth Jasper are the most recent common ancestors of BAM and TWK. They are also ancestors of presidents William Howard Taft and Calvin Coolidge, and (probably, assuming that Nathaniel Butler, husband of Sarah Herrick, was a son of Benjamin Butler, 1727-1800, and Susanna Whiting, 1734-1775) also of the two Bush presidents.

      Robert Charles Anderson, in The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, p. 174:

      In 1929 G. Andrews Moriarty published an extensive collection of extracts from probate records and parish registers for the surname Morse in Suffolk and Essex and on that basis constructed a pedigree of the family in those counties [NEHGR 83:70-84, 278-94]. He discussed three Samuel Morses who might have been the immigrant, and concluded that the New England man was the son of the Rev. Thomas Morse of Boxted, Essex, Hinderclay, Suffolk, and Foxearth, Essex [NEHGR 83:286-89]. (This same identification had been made in 1865 by Abner Morse [NEHGR 19:264-66].)

      In 1948, in the course of examining John Morse of Boston, Robert H. Montgomery analyzed Moriarty's arguments and concluded that Moriarty had not proved his case [TAG 24:147-56, at 148-49]. Less than a year later Moriarty defended his position vigorously [TAG 25:54-56]. We have accepted Moriarty's identification as the most likely solution, with the caveat that additional evidence would be welcome.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2997] A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants and History of the Towns of Sherborn and Holliston by Abner Morse. Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1856.

    2. [S628] The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908, Part IV: The Ancestry of Linda Anna Powers 1839-1879 by Dean Crawford Smith; edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000.

    3. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    4. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    5. [S3009] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Genealogical Research in England: Morse." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 83:70, Jan 1929; 83:278, Jul 1929.

    6. [S1853] Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and His Wife Frances Helen Miller by Mary Lovering Holman (vol. 1) and Winifred Lovering Holman (vol. 2). Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1948-1952.