My husband is a descendant of Joseph and Irena (HAYNES) MORSE who lived
in Delaware Co., NY in the early 1800's. In doing research on the MORSE family I have
found that the grandfather of the Joseph MORSE, b. 1752 was another Joseph MORSE who was
b. 1694 in RI. I have found the following records.
Could anyone on this list tell me if there is a connection of the following MORSE
family to the Joseph MORSE family of Dutchess and Delaware Cos, NY.
Found in North Kingston, RI Wills:
MORSS, John. Will proved 10 Oct 1727, pgs 239-242. Mentions: Wife
(burned) who recd all her Household stuff that she had when I married her.
Sons Joseph MORSS, Benjamin MORS, Joshua MORSS under 21, and
John MORSS under 21. Daughters (burned), Elizabeth B(burned), and
Abigail Nor(Burned) NORTHROP. (Rel lost) John ELDRED and John
Also.....the following cemetery record for the Common Burial Ground,
MORSE (or possibly MOSS), Edward d 15 Feb 1715 age 57 years
MORSE, Joseph & Friendship, no stones
Sarah, dau of Joseph & Friendship Morse d ___ Jane 1715 in
4 months....broken slate stone next to stone of Edward
MORSE, entry above
John, son of Joseph & Friendship d. 5 May 1717 age 3 weeks 2 d
Any info would be greatly appreciated...... Thanks!