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Joseph and Dorothy (____) Morse, Sr. - The Parents

Joseph and Dorothy (____) Morse may have immigrated separately from their son, Joseph Morse, Jr.. He was in Ipswich, Mass by 1637. He was born Nov 4, 1576, in Boxtead, Essex, England. He died, probably in Ipswich, Mass in 1646.  See the Essex County, England Home Page.

They had three known children, named in his will: 

  • Joseph, m Hester Peirce
  • John, m Dina (____)
  • Hannah, m Thomas Newman
Joseph and Hester (Peirce) Morse, Jr.

 Immigrant Father to Ipswich - by 1637
Immigrant Son to Watertown - by 1636
Grandson to Groton about 1666,
But Indians Destroyed the Town 1676 and He returned to Watertown

The Morse's represent more of our Watertown ancestry. They were neighbors to many of our other Watertown ancestors as the children of the immigrants intermarried.
 
Origins
 
   
Birthplace: 
England, Boxstead, Essex, England 

See the Morse line in England. "NEHGR," Vol 83:70-84, 278-294; 1929. 

See the Essex County Home Page
 

Birthdate: 

Abt 1610 
Ancestry/history: 
"Ancestors of American Presidents" gives his line as Thomas > Richard > Joseph, Sr > Joseph, Jr. Further, it shows that Samuel Morse, of Dedham, Mass was his first cousin, following the 1929 NEHGR information. 
   
Immigration
 
   
 Immigration Date: 
1634
Age at immigration:
About 20-30
 Immigration Marital status: 
Single (Married Hester Peirce in Mass)
Ship: 
Elizabeth (of Ipswich, Suffolk)
   
Biographical and Family
 
   
Biographies:  The Michael Roman page
   
 Resided: 
Watertown by 1635, died there 1691
   
Spouse: 
Hester Peirce, daughter of immigrant John Peirce, married in Mass 
See Peirce
Children:
  • Joseph III, m Susanna Shattuck
  • John, m Abigail Stearns, (2) Sarah (___)
  • Jonathan, died young
  • Jonathan, m Abigail Shattuck
  • Hester, m Jonathan Bullard
  • Sarah, m Timothy Cooper
  • Jeremiah, m Abigail Woodward
  • Isaac
 
  _________________ 
 Presidents: 
Joseph and Susannah were ancestors of:  Joseph is a cousins to presidential descendants of Samuel Morse of Dedham, Mass: 
  • George Bush
  • Calvin Coolidge (a different relationship than above)
  • William Howard Taft
__________ 
Notable descendants: 
 
Notable Morse's include Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, and Wild Bill Hickok 
Subsequent generations:
See Shattuck Section
   
Kansas Pioneers' Line: 
See below
   
 
Resources and Research
   
References: 
The Morse Genealogy - J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, 1903 

New England Historic Genealogical Register, 1929 (pgs.292-293) 

Memorial of the Morses, Abner Morse, This book contains the history and genealogy of the Morse family of Massachusetts, Boston. 1850. This book is on-line at genealogylibrary.com. Because of its age, use with care!

   
 Gates Resources and Research
Related Links:
   
  The Morse Society Home Page
   

 
Kansas Pioneer's Lineage

The lineage from Joseph Morse to Henry Gilbert Baldwin, Kansas Pioneer of the 1870's, is: 
    Direct Descendants of Joseph Morse, Sr. 

     1   Joseph Morse, Sr. 1576 - 1646 
    ....  +Dorothy 1580 - 1646 
    .... 2   Joseph Morse, Jr. 1610 - 1691 
    ..........  +Esther Peirce 1610 - 
    ........... 3   Joseph Morse, Jr. 1637 - 1677 
    .................  +Susannah Shattuck 1643 - 1716 
    .................. 4   Hester Morse 1664 - 1725 
    ........................  +Nathaniel Joslin II 1658 - 1726 
    ........................ 5   Joseph Joslin 1699 - 1761 
    ..............................  +Katherine Read 1707 - 
    ............................... 6   Abigail Joslin 1735 - 
    .....................................  +Nathaniel Whitney IV 1728 - 1776 
    ...................................... 7   Abigail Whitney 1763 - 1847 
    ............................................  +Elijah Bruce 1760 - 1835 
    ............................................ 8   Abigail Whitney Bruce 1806 - 1884 
    ..................................................  +Nehemiah Willis Fisher 1805 - 1859 
    ................................................... 9   Eleanor Serepta Fisher 1843 - 1924 
    .........................................................  +Henry Gilbert Baldwin 1836 - 1894 
    .......................................................... 10   Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961 
    ................................................................  +Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976

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