Anyone who researches the Morehouse family in America will, sooner or later, come upon the existence of one or more of these long out of print works on the subject, beginning with the immigrant ancestor, Thomas, onward. Then, they have to find a copy. No easy task in itself, and if it's Jacobus they're seeking, they could spend lots of money for a set of books with only a few pages of Morehouse data. That's where this page comes in - a one-stop place for hard to find information that will be useful to all my cousins out there.
I've been working on this page for some time, but thanks are due to cousin Dianne Thomas for putting the burr under my saddle to finish it.
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CAPTAIN GERSHOM MOREHOUSE
THOMAS MOREHOUSE, the immigrant ancestor, was in Wethersfield, Conn., as early as 1640. In 1641 he removed to Stamford, and was one of the original twenty-nine white settlers of that town who purchased it of the New Haven Colony, who had previously bought it of the Indians for one hundred bushels of corn. See New Haven Colonial Records, 1638 to 1649, pp. 45 and 199
In 1653 he settled in Fairfield, and died there in 1658 leaving widow Isabel (who is supposed to have been a second wife and not mother of his children) and children Hannah2, Samuel2 (who had five sons), Thomas2, Mary2, Jonathan2 (who married Mary Wilson, daughter of Edward, of Fairfield), and John2 (who was an ensign in King Philip's war, 1676 and settled in Southampton, L. I., where he died October 10, 1701, leaving children John3, Mary3, and Phebe3).
Thomas Morehouse, as believed, was the ancestor of all the Morehouses in America; any assertion to the contrary needs confirmation. His name was sometimes spelled in the early records Moorhouse and at least one branch of his descendants now spell their name Morhous; it is believed that another has adopted the orthography of Morris.
His descendants were found in New Jersey near Newark, Elizabeth, etc., among the old families and settlers, before the Revolution; in Saratoga Co., N. Y., and the northeastern counties of that State; and throughout the west. Those of south-western Connecticut and of Dutchess and Putnam Counties, New York are believed to have descended from the son Samuel2 through his four sons Samuel Jr3, Thomas3, John3 and Daniel3, who married Hannah, daughter of Lieutenant Abraham Adams, of Fairfield, Conn.
THOMAS1 by the records appears to have purchased in Fairfield on the 6th of August, 1653, twenty-four acres of land on Sasco Hill, a beautiful location near the Sound, and on the16th day of the same month he purchased of Henry Jackson the first, and for many years the only, grist mill in the town. In September of the same year he was one of the deputies to the General Court at Hartford. He died in August, 1658. His eldest son Samuel2 was the executor of his will, and was given a double portion of his property including his houses, barn, mill and mill lot, and other land. His body was probably buried in the south-eastern part of the old cemetery in Fairfield.
Samuel and Thomas were made freemen by the General Court, October, 1664.- Colonial Records, Vol. I.
In the 1st Book of Record of Stamford is found the following: "The lands & housing now in possession of Thomas Morehouse, and bounded and butted, Viz.: Two dwelling houses, two barns & out houses belonging hereunto with two house lots containing six acres more or less bounded by John Chapman on ye north & Every Sharon on ye south butting ye highway on the west to widows estate. And 8 other peices are described. 3 May 1649."
SAMUEL2, son of Thomas1, was born as early as 1637, and died 1687 in Fairfield, Conn., and was buried in the old village cemetery; his grave stone bears the oldest date of any yet found in the grounds; it was discovered by Mr. A. W. Morehouse in June1880, nearly buried in the earth, and by him reset. He married Rebecca, daughter of William and Rebecca Odell, who came from England to Concord, Mass., in 1639; removed to Southampton, L. I., in 1642, and soon after settled in Fairfield. Samuel2 was very often one of a committee appointed by the town to act in the layout of lands and highways. He was lieutenant of the military company, and the first marshal or sheriff of Fairfield county for some twelve years being removed by order of Sir Edmund Andross.
The records show several grants of land to Samuel2 from the town, besides one of the "long lots" - which was surveyed back from the village in half mile widths for a distance of twelve miles, with a roadway between each lot, extending north to the highway, now running east and west from Redding Center across Redding Ridge to "Goodrich Hill." These lots were surveyed by order of the town and at a time when it was feared that the "Crown" would claim all unoccupied land. Samuel2 undoubtedly assisted in the survey, and one of the roads was called the Morehouse road. Their children were: Samuel3, Thomas3, John3, Daniel3 (born 1678 "Ensign", died May 24, 1739, aged 61), James3, Rebecca3, Elizabeth3, Hannah3, Mary3 and Ann3
The will of Samuel2 bears date December 9, 1687 and shows that at that time his sons John3, Daniel3, and James3 were under 20 years of age; and that his daughters Hannah3, Mary3 and Ann3 were under 18; also that Rebecca3 and Elizabeth3 had been previously provided for and were, therefore, probably married. In the signature the name is " Sam ll Moorhous. "
THOMAS2, son of Thomasl, married a daughter of Ralph Keeler of Norwalk, by whom he had Jonathan3, Thomas3, Nathan3, Gideon3 and Mary3 ; and by Martha, daughter of John Hobby of Greenwich (Jonathan Hobby was an early settler of Greenwich, and this John was probably one of his sons), his son Lemuel, baptized November 1, 1696; in his will gives his wife and son Lemuel all his estate, and says he has given his children by his first wife their full share.
GIDEON3, son of Thomas2, lived in Fairfield. His wife Mary was probably the person of that name who died in Redding September 13, 1780, mentioned in note on last page of this book; his children were Samuel4, Gideon4, Zacheus4, John4 and Abigail4.
JOHN4, son of Gideon3, was of Fairfield; he married, May 16, 1745, Mary, daughter of Edward Jessup, and had Gideon5, born December 7, 1746; Edward5, born April I3, 1748; Mary5, born November 23, 1749; John5, born August 25, 175l, and Joseph5, born June11, 1753.
JOSEPH5, son of John4, was born in Fairfield, married December 19, I 773, Molly, danghter of Talcott Bradley, of Fairfield, and shortly after marriage settled near Ballston Lake in Saratoga Co., N. Y., where he died June 19, 1832; his widow died September 14, 1834, at the same place. He had twelve children seven sons and five daughters, viz: Joseph6, born 1774; John6, born 1776; Talcott6, born 1778; Molly6, born 1780; Jessup6, born 1782; Daniel6, born 1784; Esther6, born 1787; Talcott6 (2d), born 1789; Bradley6, born 1791; Abby6, born 1793; Annie6, born 1795; and Matilda6, born 1797.
JESSUP6, son of Joseph5, born July 15, 1782 married, February 6, 1806, Ruth, daughter of Deliverence Andrews, of Stillwater, N. Y. He resided in Ballston, Saratoga Co., N. Y. (a farmer), and died there July 19, 1868; his wife died February 9, 1861. His children were: Mary7, born 1806; Olivia7, born 1808; Joseph D.7, born 1810, Esther7, born 1813; Hibbard7, born 1815; Lory, born 1818, and Harriet A.7, born 1821.
Olivia7, second daughter of Jessup6, was born in Ballston, N. Y., July 23, 1808, married, March 4, 1829; Riley M. Adams, of Bristol, Vt. Her children were: Henry P.8, born 1829, died in infancy; Nelson D.8, born April 6, 1831; Rebecca8, born November 27, 1834 and Catherine B.8, born April 27, 1836
Mary2, daughter of Thomasl, is mentioned in the will of her father.
JOHN2, son of Thomas1, was in Southampton, L. I., in 1683 and left son John3, who married and left sons Nathan4, Gideon4 and John4.
JONATHAN2, son of Thomas1, married Mary, daughter of Edward Wilson, had children Jonathan3, born January 1, 1677; Martha3, born November 2, 1679.
of Thomas2, married Rebecca, daughter of John Knowles April 16,
David3, settled in New Jersey.
Jonathan3 -not traced.
Joshua3 -probably went to New Jersey.
Mercy3, married David Webster of Stamford.
Deborah3, married Jonathan Sturdevant of Norwalk
JOHN3, son of
Samuel2, was born in Fairfield, and married Ruth, danghter of
John, Jr., and Abigail (Lockwood) Barlow. He resided through
life in Fairfield and died there in 1727
James4 (1st), born March 21, 16-? (prob. 1697), died young.
Ruth4, born April 21, 1699, baptized May 21,1704 married ? Marvin.
Stephen4, born July 12, 1701 baptized May 21, 1704. See below.
Gershom4, born November 18, 1703, baptized May 21, 1704 See record.
Elizabeth4, born March 24, 1705 baptized March 31, 1706, died in infancy.
Elizabeth4, born March 31, 1706, baptized May 16, 1708
James4 (2d), baptized March 19, 1709-10, died unmarried.
Abijah4, baptized April 27, 1712
John4 Jr., baptized September 19, 1714, married Mary Stuart, had 8 daughters and 2 sons, viz: Uriah6, born 1739, died 1827 (who married Sarah Wheeler; his only child was John6, Capt., born l776, father of the late John G.7 of Fairfield, Conn.); and William5, born 1749, died 1824 who had sons William6 Jr. and Stephen6.
Ephraim4, baptized August 28, 1716.
Ann4, baptized November 2, 1718.
James4 (3rd), baptized November 11, 1719,
His will reads:
"Item to my well beloved son Stephen Morehouse of Chestnut Ridge land at Chestnut Ridge (Redding), also the farm he dwells upon that I purchased of Capt. Samuel Couch, with the house and barn." Also gives him a yoke of oxen that he now has; to his sons Gershom, Abijah, John, Ephraim and James the rest of his land to be equally divided among them, the farm that he had given Gershom to be accounted for as "part of his portion so that his brothers should be equal with him "; to his daughter Ruth Murwin (married Thomas Murwin , now Merwin), his " bigest silver tankard & twenty pounds in bills of credit besides what I have given her". To his daughter Ann Morehouse his "lesser silver tankard & 150 pounds in bills of credit." Stephen & Gershom, Executors. 28 March, 1727
of Samuel2, born 1678, married Hannah, daughter of Lieutenant
Abraham Adams. He appears to have been a man of good repute and
at times one of a committee in relation to town affairs. His
will is dated January 23, 1738-9, and a noncuperative will dated
April -, I 739. He died May 24, 1739, in sixty-first year.
Abraham4, born in 1700, baptized December 22,1700.
Sarah4, baptized January 10, 1703.
Hannah4, baptized September 24, 1704
Daniel4, baptized December 29, 1706.
Rebecca4, baptized February 24, 1712.
Catharine4, baptized August 29, 1714.
of Daniel3, married, April 12, 1722, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew
and Elizabeth (Peet) Patterson, who was born January 28, 1701.
He was appointed ensign of the first company, or train band, in Fairfield, by the Assembly in May 1743, and was appointed lieutenant of the same by the Assembly in May 1748, and captain of the same in May 1748. He seems to have been a man of strong character and integrity. His will is dated April 27, 1761. He died May 3, 1761, in his sixty-first year. His widow died before November 21, 1785, administrator of his estate appointed on that date. Children:
Samuel5, born April 8, 1724.
Sylvanus5, born December 14, 1725.
Sarah5, born November 28, 1727.
Hannah5, born November 18, 1729.
Daniel5, born April 27, 1732.
Seth5, born July 8, 1734.
Reyecca5, born February 20, 1736-7.
Lois5, born, March 27, 1739.
Andrew5, born July 21, 1740.
of Abraham4, married July 8, 1741, Ruth, daughter of Nathaniel
and Ruth (Adams) Wilson. He seems to Have been a man of good
standing in society, although not as prominent as some of his
ancestors in town affairs; he left a good estate, and had the
respect of his townsmen He died April 5, 1773, in his forty-ninth
year. His widow died April 28, 1775, in her fifty-sixth year.
His will is dated March 15, 1773.
Lois6, born February 24, 1746
Isaac6, born August 31, 1749.
Ruth6, born August 15, 1753
Elizabeth6, born August 15, 1753.
Eunice6, born August 6, 1756.
Abraham6, born March 26, 1758.
of Samuel5, born March 26, 1758, married, February 17, 1780,
Ruth, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Silliman) Wilson, who
was born September 14, 1758. He was over six feet in height,
of a strong sinewy build, commanding appearance, and was usually
called Captain. He, with a companion, was on the beach at Fairfield
when the British forces landed and proceeded to burn the town.
They hastily notified all they could. The companion was killed
and Abraham was captured by the British and taken to New York
and put on board the prison ship where he remained until exchanged.
He received a pension for many years before his death, which
occurred in Fairfield, Conn., September 12, 1841 aged eighty-four
years. He lived at ease and enjoyed the comforts of an ample
competency for many years, and at his death left a goodly estate
to his heirs. His wife died October 30, 1835, aged 77 years.
Nathaniel7, born April 23, 1781.
Ruth7, born September 1, 1782.
Sally7, born July 4, 1784.
Joseph7, born January 10, 1787.
Anson7, born March 3, 1789.
Clara7, born October 2, 1791.
Abraham7, born December 21, 1800.
of Abraham6, married, first, Anne, daughter of Abel and Elizabeth
(Halleck) Treadwell, in the spring of 1810, who died April 11,
Lorinthe8, born August 17, 1811.
Albert8, born March 14, 1814.
He married second, Sally, daughter of William
and Hannah (Bulkley) Jennings, December 14, 1823.
Abraham W.8, born April 23, 1828.
In May 1836 he removed to Royalton, Niagara Co., N. Y. He was a farmer as were all of his paternal ancestors. He was a man of excellent intellectua1 faculties, good judgment, decided opinions, respected by all who knew him for his kindness, justice, and conscientiousness. He was quick in his movements, of marvelous strength, and great self-control. He died in Royalton, Niagara Co., N. Y., March 27, 1847. His widow died in Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., Conn., August 4, 1884. She was born May 2, 1799.
son of Anson7, born April 23, 1828, married, August 17, 1856,
Mary J., daughter of James Benj. and Maria (Brothwell) Wilson,
who was born May 22, 1837.
Melvin W.9, born December 23, 1862.
Leonard B.9, born September 26, 1865.
Emma9, born July 7, 1868.
MELVIN W.9, son of Abraham W.8, unmarried. A machinist, engineer and mechanical expert, now (July 1894) in Sydney, Australia. Left New York February 10, 1894, under a contract for six months to start the initial plant of Mergenthaler Linotype Machines in that country. He has a wide experience and has been uniformly successful in business; has held positions of trust and responsibility, and has won the confidence and esteem of all.
son of Abraham W.8, born September 26, 1865, married, June 27,
1888, Edith May, daughter of John H. and Nancy J. (Raymond) Kedney,
who was born February 17, 1860. He was early employed by a leading
firm in Bridgeport, Conn., then assistant secretary of the Young
Men's Christian Association, after that employed in a large mercantile
house in New York City, and now manager and in charge of a manufacturing
Helen Claire10, born November 17, 1890.
Raymond Irving10, born January 8, 1892.
Emma9, daughter of Abraham W.8, born July 7, 1868, married, September 11, 1888, Rev. C. A. Shatto, of Trumbull Co., Ohio, and died February 8, 1892, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; buried in Greenwood Cemetery. No children.
of John3, was born in Fairfield July 12, 1701, baptized May 21,1704,
married March 21, 1722, Abigail, daughter of John and Abigail
(Minor) Tredwell, born October 7, 1702, died September 5, 1759,
in her fifty-sixth year. He settled in Redding, Conn., and is
said to have been the founder of the Episcopal parish in that
town. He died May 2, 1767, "in ye 66 year of of his age,"
and was buried in the Episcopal church yard on Redding Ridge.
His tombstone is stilI standing. His wife died September 6, 1759,
in her fifty-sixth year.
Joseph5, born February 17, 1724.
Daniel5, born July 21, 1726.
Elizabeth5, born November 1, 1728.
Abigail5, born May 8, 1731.
Stephen5 Jr., born September 25, 1733. See below.
Ann5, born December 15, 1737.
John5, born December 15, 1739, settled in Ridgefield, Conn.
Abel5, born July 15, 1741.
On pages 54 and 55, Beardsley's History of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut , it reads that in "October, 1722, fourteen subscribers in Newtown, including one from Woodbury and one from Chestnut Ridge (Redding), returned their thanks, etc., and requested the Honorable Society to send them a lawfully ordained Minister." Probably the one from Chestnut Ridge was Stephen Morehouse. Again, on page 68, that the Rev. Mr. Caner of Fairfield says he preached or lectured once in three weeks to about twenty families at Chestnut Ridge (Redding). On page 173 "that a second and larger church had been built at Redding in 1750. "
son of Stephen4, was born September 25, 1733, married 1st, April
8, 1759, Sarah Hawley, of Newtown, Conn., who died March 28,
1776, aged 41. He married, 2d, October 3, 1779, Anna Stiles of
Lanesboro, Vt., who died March 31, 1805, aged 60. He settled
in early life in New Preston, Conn, and died there in 1817, aged
Children by 1st wife:
Benjamin6, born April 21, 1760. See below.
Stephen6, born March 8, 1762.
Sarah6, born April 21, 1764.
Rhoda6, born October 31, 1766.
Olive6, born December 6, 1768.
Hannah6, born May 9, 1772.
Ruth6, born March 27, 774.
By 2d wife:
Stiles6, born April 15, 1783.
Augustine6, born September 20, 1785.
of Stephen5, was born April 21, 1760, in New Milford, Conn.,
and in early life settled in Washington, Conn., where he married,
November 3, 1786, Jane Hill. He died in Washington May 6, 1846,
aged 86, his wife having died in 1830.
Hawley7, born August 1, 1788; married January 28, 1811, Betsey Marsh. He died August -, 1846.
Dimon7, born April 2, 1790: married February 3, 1817, Huldah Titus; he died March 28, 1846, aged 58.. He was the father of Hon. Henry H. Morehouse, who for many years has been Judge of Probate of the Washington District.
Sarah7, born July 6, 1791.
Polly7, born November 27, 1792.
Alba7, born April 13, 1794.
Leman7, born January 17, 1796. died September -, 1838.
Seymour7, born January 24, 1798.
STEPHEN6, son of Stephen5, settled in Amenia, N. Y., died there, and was buried in Sharon, Conn., His son Salmon7 (born January 27, 1789; died July 1, 1841), of New Milford, had daughter Sarah8, born 1826, who married Noble G. Bennitt of New Milford, whose son, Rev. George Stephen Bennitt is Rector of Grace Church, Jersey City, N. J.
For a fuller record of this branch of the family see History of New Milford pages 732-737.
GERSHOM1, Sr., son of John3, was born November 18, 1703. He married Sarah, daughter of John Hill, April 22, 1725. To them was born a son Gershom5, November 25, 1727, and a daughter Elizabeth5, January 3, 1730. Ruth5 was born December 23, 1733. Evidently the family removed to Redding in 1737. He and his wife were admitted as members of the Redding church May 8, 1737, " on recommendation of Rev. Mr. Hobart of Fairfield."
GERSHOM5, Jr., son of Gershom1, Sr., was born November 25, 1727, and married Anna Sanford January 18, 1748, who survived him many years and died, as it reads on her tombstone, July 27, 1822, aged 90 years and 6 months
Gershom5 Jr. entered the Revolutionary War as a private, was appointed 1st Lieutenant, 1st Conn. Battalion March 15, 1777, and afterward promoted Captain. He was in command of a company at the battle of White Plains. His son-in-law, a Captain in the British troops, was in the same battle, and they were permitted to meet after the action under a flag of truce to confer on family matters.
Thomas Sanford, an American loyalist, was a Captain of Cavalry in the "British Legion" during the Revolutionary War. - See Sabine's American Loyalists . He married Tabitha6, daughter of Gershom5 and removed with his family to Montreal at the close of the war, where he was afterward accidentally drowned. He is supposed to have received a pension from the British government. It is believed that descendants of Capt. Sanford are still residing in Montreal.
Gershom5 Jr., died in Redding, January 22, 1805, aged 77 years. His tombstone, as well as that of his wife, may be seen in excellent condition in the old unused burial ground just west of the Congregational church in Redding.
The children of Gershom5 Jr., and Anna
Ezra6, baptized April 28, 1754.
Billy6, baptized July 18, 1756.
Aaron6, baptized June 4, 1758.
Jane6, baptized November 4, 1760.
Anna6, baptized June 19, 1764.
Hill6, baptized May 5, 1765.
Lucy5, baptized July 12, 1767.
Betty5, baptized August 6, 1769.
Elizabeth Ruth5, baptized November 10, 1771.
Polly5, baptized May 15, I 774.
Tabitha5, no record of baptism.
Owing to the fact that the records of the Episcopal Church in Redding, previous to 1833, have been lost, the records of the Morehouses of this generation are necessarily incomplete. The facts must be chiefly gained from other sources. Sabine's "American Loyalists," and the will of Gershom5 throw some light on the matter.
In Sabine's "American Loyalists of the Revolution " mention is made of three Morehouses as follows:
(1) "Morehouse, Daniel, of Connecticut, a member of the Reading Association. He became an officer in the Queen's Rangers, and retired at the close of the war on half pay. He went to New Brunswick and was a magistrate and major in the militia. He died in the County of York in 1835, aged 77."
(2) "Morehouse, James. A grantee of St. John, New Brunswick, in 1783."
(3) " Morehouse, John, of Connecticut, a member of the Reading Association. He settled in Nova Scotia and at his decease was one of the oldest magistrates in the Colony. He died on Digby Neck in 1839, aged 78."
It appears that " Reading Association " was an association in Redding who were pledged "to defend, maintain and preserve, at the risk of their lives and property, the prerogatives of the crown and the privileges of the subjects, from the attacks of any rebellious body of men, any Committees of Inspection, of Correspondence," etc.
It is difficult to identify either of the parties named with certainty, though it seems probable that as Daniel and John were members of the Association that they must have resided in or near Redding. As Daniel died in 1835, aged 77, he must have been born about 1758, and by the same process it is found that John was born about 1751, probably, therefore, they were of the same generation as the children of Capt. Gershom5, and may have been sons of one of his brothers.
Descendants of John Morehouse are very numerous in and about Digby, Nova Scotia, and are represented as being very worthy people, noted for honesty and morality.
Stephen4, brother of Gershom4 , Sr., as appears, " was founder of the Episcopal parish in Redding, " and as many of the Episcopalians of the Revolution were loyal to the crown it seems probable that Stephen's family must have been brought up in that faith, and that the Daniel and John mentioned may have been his grandsons.
The will of Gershom5, dated in 1799 and admitted to probate 1805, names Billy and Aaron Morehouse as executors. Besides his wife and the two above mentioned, the following legatees are named: Tabby Sanford6, Jane Osborne6, Lucy Morgan6, Elizabeth Ruth Goodsell6, PoIly Barnum6 and Daniel7, son of Anne6 Morehouse deceased. The will can be seen at the probate records in Danbury, Conn.
Tabitha6, daughter of Gershom5, Jr., married Captain Sanford (see supra).
Lucy6 daughter of Gershom5, Jr., married Charles Morgan, farmer, of Hartwick, near Cooperstown, N. Y.
Elizabeth Ruth6, daughter of Gershom5, Jr., married ? Goodsell, a blacksmith and store keeper near Cooperstown, N. Y.
Polly6 (Barnum)-daughter of Gershom5, Jr., record lacking (see will).
Anna6, daughter of Gershom5 - records lacking (see will), but it is supposed that hers was one of the families which removed to Canada at the close of the Revolutionary war. It is known that her son Daniel7, after his mother's death came to Connecticut and had a home with his grandparents and afterwards with Aaron6.
Billy6, son of Gershom5, Jr., had a family
and resided in the west part of Redding.
His children were:
Peter7, married to Ruth Osborn; their home was in Ridgefield, Conn.
Aaron7, married ? Godfrey, and resided in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Ruth7, married Thomas Olmstead; lived in the west part of Redding.
Tabitha7, married ? Sanford, and lived near the pond in the west side of Redding.
AARON6, son of Gershom5, Jr., was born June 2, 1759, died December 3, 1833. His tombstone, and that of his wife, is standing in good order in the ancient ground of the Episcopal church in Redding, Conn. He married Urana Starr (daughter of John Starr, as see history of the Starr family, No. 450, on page 306), who was born November 4, 1768, and died May 2, 1830. Their children were: Starr Hill7, Flora7, Betsey7, Anna,7 William7, Almira,7 Charles,7 Amelia7, and George7.
Aaron6 entered the Connecticut Army of the Revolution at the age of sixteen, as Fifer. He was in the battle of Flatbush, L. I., Red Hook, and other places, and was in the regiment which covered the retreat from New York City. He received a pension from the U. S. Government the last few years of his life. His home was in Redding Center, where he cultivated a large farm, and for thirty years was a Deputy Sheriff of Fairfield County; an office of much note, responsibility, and honor in his day.
DANIEL7 (see will of Gershom5), nephew and adopted son of Aaron6, infra.
STARR HILL7, son of Aaron6, born January 29,1788, married ? Fairchild. He died in Redding, and was the father of Anson8, Louisa8, and Amanda8, who all removed to New York State, where Anson8 died in middle life, a bachelor.
Flora7, daughter of Aaron6, born November 19,1789, married Bradley Sherwood of Redding - no children. Her second husband was Jeremiah Beers, and they resided in Newtown. He was a large farmer and quite a mechanic. He, with Charles7, constructed the first water works in the city of Bridgeport, laying wooden pipes and taking the water from springs on "Golden Hill"- probably the first city water works constructed in Connecticut. They had two children, John and Julius Starr - John died in boyhood and Julius' death was recorded during the past year.
Betsey7, daughter of Aaron6, born January 11, 1793, married Isaac Sherman, Monroe, Conn.; no children.
Anna7, daughter of Aaron6, born May 13, 1795, married Nathaniel Sherman, of Monroe, Conn. Children: Flora8, wife of Stephen Mallett, a wealthy farmer, now residing at Quaker Farms, Oxford, Conn.; no children. Caroline8, and Isabell8, both deceased.
WILLIAM7, son of Aaron6, born April 25, 1797; unmarried; buried at Redding.
Almira7, daughter of Aaron6, born September 6, 1800; married Nelson Sherman, of Monroe, Conn. Three brothers married three sisters. Children, George Henry8 died in early youth, Polly Betsey8 married John Parmelee and resides in Hattertown, southern part of Newtown, Conn.; one son.
CHARLES7, son of Aaron6, born December 13, 1802, still living in Newtown, Conn., aged 91 years; married Fidelia Starr, born January 28, 1800, died August 17, 1833, daughter of Edward Starr (see Starr book, No. 453, page 309 ). He had a great fondness for mechanical work, and was an expert in a remarkable degree in the use of tools. He resided in New Haven, Conn., for many years. A strong Whig in politics until the war came, and since then an unyielding Republican, and always, from early youth, a staunch Churchman. He married,. for his second wife, Anna Morehouse8, daughter of Daniel7, grandson of Gershom6, and Sarah Peck. The children of Charles7 and Fidelia Starr: Julia8, died in infancy, Cornelius Starr8, and Fidelia Starr8.
CORNELIUS STARR8, son of Charles7, born in Redding, January 2, 1830. Has resided in New Haven since 1837. He chose for his lifework the occupation of a printer, and has been in the book-printing business since March 8, 1851. The firm name is now, July, 1894, and has been since September, 1859, Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. He married, December 1, 1852, Eliza Kimberly, born January 19, 1832, in West Haven, Conn., the daughter of William Kimberly and Ruth Ann Nichols, granddaughter of Eli and Sarah (Lyon) Nichols of Redding. Eliza Kimberly is a direct descendant of Thomas Kimberly of London, who settled in New Haven 1638, and afterward removed to Stratford, where he died in 1673. His son Eleazur was the first male child born in New Haven, and was for many years Secretary of State.
the only child of Cornelius Starr8 and Eliza Kimberly, born July
19, 1856, married May 4, 1880, to Rev. Edwin Stevens Lines, for
the past fourteen years Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
New Haven, Conn.
Edwin Morehouse10, born November 2, 1881.
Henry Starr10, born August 15, 1883, died April 23, 1889.
Margarett Kimberley10, born November 21, 1887, died April 29, 1889.
Harold Stevens10, born March 15, 1889.
daughter of Charles7, born at Newtown, Conn., August 2, 1833;
married Edward C. Beecher, of New Haven, Conn., January 28, 1857;
died in Pasadena, Cal., October 2, 1891.
Their children were:
Charles Edward9, born July 27, 1859.
Harriet Woodward9, born September 13, 1861, died August 19,1863.
Susie Starr9, born November 14, 1864.
Henry Nicholson9, born June 28, 1867.
Anne Fassett9, born December 12, 1872, died March 2, 1892.
of Aaron6, born September 26, 1805, married Jedediah Adams, of
Redding, and resided in Monroe.
Mary C.8, married John Smith, son of U. S. Senator Perry Smith, of New Milford.
Anna Maria8, married George Gray, of Monroe.
of Aaron6, born March 2, 1812, died July 21, 1886, married Caroline,
daughter of Abraham Johnson, January 17, 1832; she was born October
21, 1814, died December 18, 1893.
Caroline A.8, born August 25, 1833, married Benjamin Crofut November 10, 1850. One son, George B., born October 20, 1864, resides in Orange, N. J.
Emily J.8, born September 7, 1840, married James M. Smith December 3, 1860. One child, Nellie D., born September 17, 1862; married Horace Walker December 3, 1884; one child, Helen, born October 25, 1885.
and adopted son of Aaron6. Evidently from tradition, his earliest
years were spent in Canada. He is the only one known to have
returned, of those of the family who removed to Canada at the
close of the Revolutionary war. He married,
first, Sarah Peck, daughter of Nathan and Huldah (Fabrique) Peck.
Sarah died January 6, 1824.
Anna8, born March 7, 1804, married Charles Morehouse7, son of Aaron6, May 31, 1834, died January 28, 1890.
Louis Peck8, born August 4, 1810, married Harriet Augusta Brown, May 18, 1834, died November 9, 1886.
Eliza Jane8, born August 4, 1810, married Charles Fairman, June 18, 1832, died May 21, 1885.
John Beers8, born October 14, 1812, married Laura Ann Osborn, of Monroe, Conn., January 23, 1834, died at Trenton, N. C., January 14, 1845. Had daughter, Ann Jane9, born May 28, 1836, who married Arthur C. Sloat June 11, 1868, at Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., O. Resided in Rushville, Ill., September 29, 1874. No children. Laura Ann Osborn married second time, November 24, 1869, John Ruth, who died January 27, 1880.
Mary8, born June 3, 1815, married James E. Briggs September 15, 1842, died August 1, 1843. Had son Oliver.
Sarah8, born May 16, 1819, married, first, James E. Briggs, 1844; second, Josiah Booth, October, 1855, died __.
second wife, Lucy Thomas; she died August 31, 1832.
Frank8, born January 7, 1826, died November 20, 1826.
Margaret E.8, born November 27, 1827, married Theodore Parmelee September 28, 1852, died August 31, 1853.
Catherine8, born December 23, 1828, married John Boyer December 30, 1852. Resides in Oconomowoc, Wis.
Frank T.8, born January 23, 1830, married Catharine Boyer November 10, 1851. Resides in Oconomowoc, Wis.
DANIEL7, married third wife, Anna Booth, ___1833, died ___. Daniel7 died May 25, 1840.
son of Daniel7, born August 4, 1810, married, May 18, 1834, Harriet
Augusta Brown, daughter of Jabez Brown, 2d, and Catherine Lord;
died November 9, 1886. He was a sign and ornamental painter of
much note; his home was always in New Haven, Conn. Harriet Brown
was a direct descendant of Francis Brown who was one of the prospecting
company which came with Governor Eaton to Quinnipiac in advance
of the colony, and was one of the seven men who were left to
spend the winter of 1637-8 in the hut erected near what is now
the corner of Church and George streets. She was born January
24, 1812; died May 12, 1884.
Louis PECK Jr.9, son of Louis Peck8 and Harriet (Brown), resides in Chicago, Ill. Born March 30, 1835, married, October 15, 1861, Fredrika Gerhardt. He is a graduate of the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, of the class of 1856, and has been connected with the Illinois Central Railroad Company for many years as assistant engineer, assistant chief engineer, land commnissioner and tax commissioner.
Children: Clara10, born July 16, 1862.
George Gerhardt10, born January 25, 1868.
Frederick Ballard10, born May 14, 1873.
Harriet Brown9, daughter of Louis Peck8 and
Harriet (Brown), born August 23, 1838, married, May 29, 1862,
Ezra Leander Brainerd (Yale College 1859), son of Heber and Esther
Hubbard Brainerd. Resides in Chicago, Ill.
Henry Hamilton10, born May 28, 1863.
William Lord10, born January 27, 1865.
Frederic Hubbard10, born August 7, 1866.
Wallace Heber10, born May 14, 1868.
son of Louis Peck8 and Harriet (Brown), resides in Chicago, Ill.
Born March 2, 1851, married Annie Huebel.
Albert10, born February 15, 1880.
Herbert10, born November 23, 1881.
Robert10, born February 10, 1885, died August 3,1890.
Richard10, born October 7, 1887.
Eugene10, born November 19, 1889.
Florence10, born February 29, 1892.
daughter of Louis Peck8, and Harriet (Brown), born April 22,
1854, married May 6, 1872, George Ellsworth Maltby, son of George
Williams Maltby and Sarah Bogart (a direct descendant of Annecke
Jans and Dominic Everhardus Bogardus, the first regular minister
of New Amsterdam).
Maude Evelyn Townshend10, born September 9, 1873.
Dorothy Lord10 (May Violet), born May 16, 1877.
Jennie9, daughter of Louis Peck8, and Harriet (Brown), born September 23, 1858, died September 3, 1864.
daughter of Daniel7, born August 4, 1810, died May 31, 1885.
Married Charles Fairman June 18, 1832, born November 8, 1809,
died December 31, 1886.
Franklin Fairman9, born June 22, 1833, married Mary J. Sherman November 30, 1871.
Matilda Louise10, born February 2, 1873.
Frank Sherman10, born August 31, 1875.
Marion10, born March 17, 1879.
Matilda Eliza Fairman9, born January 4, 1835, died February 15, 1837.
Daniel Beach Fairman9, born May 2, 1836, died February 20, 1837.
Daniel Beach Fairman9,
born January 11, 1839, married Lucinda L. Southwick October 20,
Charles Chauncey10 born July 22, 1861, married Sarah Overman June 25, 1885.
Ruth11, born March 8, 1886.
Helen11, born Nov. 22, 1888, died July, 1892.
Hazel11, born November 26, 1890.
Charles Chauncey Jr.11, born Dec. 27, 1893.
Clarence10, born February 2, 1863, married Margaret Miller, January 6, 1887.
Daniel Beach11, born August 27, 1890.
born February 1, 1841, died January 23, 1872; married James J.
Noble August18, 1864.
Mary Eliza10, born May 30, 1868.
James Fairman9, born March 20, 1843, died January 5, 1870.
Jane Fairman9, born March 20, 1843. Auditing Department Illinois Central R. R., Chicago, Ill.
born April 24, 1845, married Sophie B. Seibert, August 31, 1876.
Charles Edward10, born 6, 1877.
Annie10, born December 12, 1878.
Margarite10, born September 7, 1881.
Arthur10, born May 10, 1885.
Jennie10, born February 10, 1891.
Elizabeth Fairman9, born April 3, 1848, died Nov.18, 1874; married George W. Patten Nov. 28, 1872.
Annie Fairman9, born August 21, 1849, died December 20, 1886.
born November 2, 1851, married James J. Noble August 24, 1875.
Alden Charles10, born May 17, 1880.
Drusius Fairman9, born July 6, 1853, died April 11, 1871.
In the old Episcopal church yard on Redding Ridge are stones marked as follows:
Here lies Mr. Zacheus Morehouse who exchanged this life for immortality Oct. 4, 1780, in the 69 year of his age.
In memory of Mrs. Mary, widow of Mr. Gideon Morehouse of Fairfield, who died at Redding, Sept. 13, 1780, aged upwards of 90 years.
The Fairfield Probate Records, Vol. 1754-57, pp. 116-17, show that Gideon Morehouse and wife Abigal had children, Abigal wife of John Lockwood, and sons Samuel, Zacheus, Gideon and John.
It is the hope of the publisher that his imperfect work may stimulate an interest among the descendants of the immigrant ancestor THOMAS, and aid in soon publishing a full and complete history of the family.
Vol. II, pages 2411 - 2412
MOREHOUSE, Aaron, S13972, CT Line, appl 27 Jul 1832 Fairfield Co CT a res of Newtown CT, sol was b 2 Jun 1759 at Reading CT where he lived at enl & he moved from there in 1827 to Newtown CT
Abraham, S13988, CT Line, sol was b 26 Mar 1758 at Fairfield in Fairfield Co CT & he lived there at enl & he appl there 23 Jul 1832, on 24 Mar 1846 at Fairfield CT one Samuel O. Seelye or Seeley (he was also a witness to sol's application) was adm'r of sol's estate & stated sol d 12 Sep 1841 leaving no wid but left children; Ruth Lyon of Danbury CT, Anson Morehouse of Lockport NY, Sally Seeley of Fairfield & Clarissa Wilson also of Fairfileld CT
Benjamin, Phebe, W2637, NJ Line, wid appl 16 Apr 1838 Essex Co NJ aged 79, sol & wid had m 15 Jun 1778 at New Providence in Essex Co NJ, sol d 27 May 1820, sol's sis-in-law Sarah wid of sol's dec'd bro David Morehouse made aff'dt at Newark NJ on 9 Apr 1838 aged 82 & stated sol had m Phebe Haynes & that sol & his wife had 10 children of which 5 were living in 1838, Sarah's 1st child was b 15 Apr 1779
David, CT Line, sol's name appeared on a list of applicants for invalid pension returned by CT to the House or Reps on 14 Dec 1794, srv as a Pvt in the 2nd CT Regt & in 1794 he lived at Fairfield CT, hls pension cert was dated 4 Oct 1792 & he rec'd $3.33 1/3 per mth
David, Tryphena, W20265, CT Line, sol was b 28 Nov 1764 at Norwalk in Fairfield Co CT & he lived there at enl, in 1818 sol was living at Malta in Saratoga Co NY & was at one time a JP for said Co, prior to 1818 he had lived in Albany Co NY & in 1820 he had moved to Cohocton in Steuben Co NY where he appl 16 Oct 1832 & sol d there 16 Nov 1839, sol had m Tryphena Bidwell 14 Nov 1756 at Stillwater NY & she was b 7 Jun 1765, wid appl 19 Jan 1844 at Cohocton NY, children shown were; David b 29 Oct 1787, Isaac b 4 Oct 1789, Hannah b 24 Oct 1791, D. Fondey b 14 Aug 1793 & d 27 Feb 1817 & Hennery b 21 Apr 1797, in 1844 one Isaac Morehouse was of Cohocton NY, in 1843 a Reuben Bidwell was of Stillwater NY aged 62
David, Rebecca, R7365, CT Line, sol was b 9 Oct 1764 at Somers in Tolland Co CT & he lived there & at Ellington CT during the Rev & about 1792 he moved to Sharon in Windsor Co VT where he appl 24 Aug 1832 sol's bro Thomas Morehouse of Somers CT made aff'dt that he had also srv in the Rev War, wid appl 5 Feb 1840 at Sharon VT aged 75, sol & wid had m 24 Mar 1784, sol d 3 Nov 1839 at Sharon CT
David or David Morehouse, Sarah, R7367, NJ & NY Line, sol was b in 1753 in Essex Co NJ, sol's only surviving son was Isaac W. Morehouse appl 2 Apr 1853 & stated that both hls grandfather's srv in the Rev War, to wit; David Morehouse, Sr. & Isaac Winans & both were imprisoned at the Sugar House in NY & his grandfather Winans died while in prison, sol's father David Morehouse, Jr. d 1 May 1791 in Springfield Twnshp in Essex Co NJ leaving a wid Sarah & 7 children of which only Isaac W. Morehouse b 12 Apr 1782 & Susan Morehouse b 15 Apr 1778 survived in 1853, sol's wid Sarah d in 1839 aged 84
MOREHOUSE, Gershom, S11116, BLW #34851-160-55, CT Line, appl 2 Jan 1833 Saratoga Co NY, sol was b 22 Oct 1764 at Fairfield CT & he lived there at enl & in 1783 he moved to Salem in Westchester Co NY for 4 yrs then moved to New Milford in Litchfield Co CT & lived there & in Fairfield Co CT until 1788 then moved to Ballston in Albany Co NY which is now Greenfield in Saratoga Co NY, sol had srv with an Ensign Grummon Morehouse but no relationship was given, a John Morehouse & Aaron Nash were witnesses to sol's application, sol appl for BLW 17 Jul 1855 & a Sarah Clute was a witness to his 1855 aff'dt
Grummon, S13955, CT Line, appl 26 Jul 1832 Fairfield Co CT aged 87 & sol had lived there at enl & sol was b in Oct 1744 at Fairfield CT & always lived there, one Moses Taylor of Fairfield CT made aff'dt 23 May 1833 & stated sol d 15 Apr 1833 leaving children; Sarah Jennings, Mary Morehouse, Abigail Taylor & Huld Barr all of Fairfield CT
Isaac, S13983, Cont & NY Line, sol was b 7 Jun 1756 at South East in Dutchess Co NY & he lived there at enl & in 1785 he moved to Hebron in Washington Co NY where he appl 8 Dec 1831, in 1831 sol had a wife aged 74 & a granddaughter Jane Morehouse aged 19 living with him
Jacob, S35004, NJ Line, appl 30 Apr 1821 Amite Co MS aged 64, he had enl at Elizabethtown NJ
Peter, Phebe, W21812, CT Line, wid appl 29 Nov 1836 Fairfield Co CT aged 83, sol was b about 1741 at Fairfield CT, sol & wid had m 24 Mar 1776, sol d in 1816
Samuel or Samuel Moorhouse, Mary, W25722, CT Line, sol m Mary Bradley 23 Feb 1783 at Fairfield CT & wid appl there 24 May 1841 aged 82, sol was b in Feb 1758 at Fairfield CT & wid was b there 12 Sep 1758 & both of them always lived there & where sol d 7 Jan 1831, a son Gideon Morehouse aged 55 of Fairfield CT made aff'dt 24 May 1841
Samuel or Samuel Morehous, Anner, W25723, CT Line, sol was b 29 Mar 1762 at Norwalk CT & he enl at Wilton CT, sol m Anner (--) 15 Feb 1783, sol d 3 Feb 1830, wid appl 29 Nov 1839 at Norwalk in Fairfield Co CT & she was b there 26 Jan 1761, children were; Saley b 21 Nov 1783, Samuel b 1 Apr 1786 & d at age of 5 weeks, Samuel 2nd b 9 May 1787, Charles b 22 Oct 1789, Ive b 8 Aug 1793, Eliza b 1 Feb 1796 & she m a Mr. Gregory, Rhoda b 9 Jun 1798, Fanny b 22 Feb 1801 & Marinda b 6 Aug 1803
Samuel, R7366, NY Line, sol was b 6 Mar 1764 at Fredericksburgh in Dutchess Co NY & he lived there at enl & later moved to Litchfield NY then to Hebron NY then to Johnstown NY then to Georgia in Franklin Co VT where he appl 28 Sep 1833, an Orin Dorman & Ira Hlnkley were witnesses to sol's aff'dt
Simeon, Rebecca, W7484, NJ Line, sol was b 3 May 1751 (old style) at Elizabethtown in Essex Co NJ & he lived in Middlesex Co NJ at enl, he appl 17 Aug 1832 Essex Co NJ & sol d there 4 May 1836, sol had m Rebecca daughter of James Meeker on 4 Mar 1778 at her father's in Connecticut Farms in Essex Co NY & she was b 6 Jun 1753, wid appl 8 Nov 1837 at New Providence NJ & in 1838 she was living with a son-in-law Moses Lum aged 50 in Newark NJ, wid d 16 Feb 1839, children were; James b 22 Oct 1778 & d 12 Oct 1784, Betsey b 31 Dec 1779, Hannah b 4 Aug 1781 & d 4 Oct 1784, David b 1 Apr 1783, Samuel b 11 Aug 1784 & d 30 Aug 1784, Amos b 15 Apr 1786, James b 15 Nov 1787 & d 11 Apr 1833, Hannah 2nd ba 22 Sep 1790 & d 18 Jun 1807, Nancy b 26 Jun 1792, Fanne b 27 Nov 1794 & Polly b 17 Apr 1799
Stephen, S17598, CT Line, appl 2 Aug 1832 at Norwalk in Fairfield Co CT aged 71 & he had enl there & he was also born there 12 Jan 1761
Stephen, S29330, CT & NY Line, sol was b 16 Jun 1746 at Norwalk in Fairfield Co CT & he enl at New Fairfield CT & later moved to South East in Dutchess Co NY & also enl there & after the Rev he moved to Hebron in Washington Co NY for 7 yrs then moved to Fort Ann NY for 3 yrs then returned to Hebron NY for 2 yrs then to Warrensburgh in Warren Co NY for 7 yrs then to Addison VT for 22 yrs then returned to For Ann NY for 2 yrs then returned to Warrensburgh NY where he appl 16 Feb 1833, sol's bro Isaac Morehouse was aged 76 in 1833 a res of Hebron NY
Thaddeus or Thadeus, Anne, W5393, BLW #7093-160-55, CT Line, sol was b 9 Oct 1748 at Fairfield CT & he lived at Danbury CT at enl & in the yrs 1806-07-08 he was again living in Fairfield CT & later moved back to Danbury CT where he appl 25 Jul 1832 & sol had m there to Miss Anne or Anna Taylor on 7 Aug 1815, sol d 5 Jun 1837, wid appl 19 Mar 1853 at Danbury CT aged 85
Thomas, S17596, CT Line, sol was b in 1762 at Somers in Tolland Co CT & he lived there at enl & he appl there 23 Aug 1832 & sol d there 9 Oct 1832 leaving a wid Eunlce who was living at Somers CT in 1834
William, Ann, W17172, CT Line, sol was b 3 Jan 1750 at Fairfield CT & he lived there at enl & sol m there to Ann Burr 6 Dec 1781 & sol d there 25 Dec 1824 & his wid appl at said Fairfield CT 18 Aug 1838 aged 81, a son William Morehouse aged 54 made aff'dt 18 Aug 1838 at Fairfield CT
HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT
FROM THE SETTLEMENT OF THE TOWN IN 1639 TO 1818
MRS ELIZABETH HUBBELL SCHENCK
Thomas Morehouse I was at Weathersfield, says Savage, in 1640. He was among the first to receive a grant of seven acres in Stamford. He is found at Fairfield before 1653, where he had purchased the house & home-lot of John Barlow on the Ludlow Square. He was granted land by the town on the west side of the Uncoway River & present Black Rock Bridge, where he ran a grist mill on the creek which empties into the river between Seely's Neck & the Old Mill hill He m Isabella d of Ralph Keeler of Norwalk. His will is dated 8 Aug 1658 in which he leaves 1/3 of his estate to his wife Isabell; a double portion to his eldest s Samuel, homestead, mill & mill-lot, which he was not to sell without the consent of the town; & further distributes his estate among his sons Thomas, John, Jonathan & ds Mary & Ann He mentions d Hannah, to whom he had aIready given a full portion
LIEUT. SAMUEL I S. Of Thomas Morehouse 1, m Rebecca d of William Odell 1 Their children were Samuel, Jonathan, Thomas & John, & probably others. He was Marshal of F. in 1673. & held offices of trust & usefulness. The inventory of his estate was recorded in 1733. Rebecca m. Richard Hubbell 2, 5 Nov. 1685. Thomas m. Mary d. of--, whom he made his sole heir, & died about 1690.
JOHN s. of Thomas Morehouse 1 was at Southampton L.I. in 1684.
THOMAS 2 s. of Thomas Morehouse I, m. Mary d. of Thomas Sherwood. Their children were Thomas, John, Daniel, James. Rebecca, Elizabeth, Susannah, Mary & Ann. The inventory of his estate was recorded in 1708.
JONATHAN s. of Thomas Morehouse I pur. of his brother Samuel their father's dwelling house, near the creek under the hill. He m. Mary d. of Edward Wilson of F. Their children were Jonathan b. 1 Jan 1677; Martha 2 Nov. 1679; & probably others. He m. again 16 April 1690 Rebecca d of John Knowles. Their children were John & Hannah bapt. 7 Oct 1694; Joshua 8 March 1695-6; Elizabeth 9 May 1702; Stephen, Gershom & Ruth. all bapt. 21 May 1704; Elizabeth 31 March 1706; Elizabeth again 16 May 1708; James 19 March 1709-10; Abijah, 27 April 1712; Ephraim 28 Aug 1716; Anne 2 Nov 1718; James II Nov. 1722 F. Par. Rec.
SERGT. DANIEL I s of Thomas Morehouse 2 m.-- d. of -- Their children were Abraham bapt 22 Dec 1700; Hannah 24 Sept 1704; Daniel 29 Dec. 1706-7; Samuel 29 May 1709; Rebecca 24 Feb. 1711-12; Catherine 29 Aug 1714. F. Par. Rec.
THOMAS MOREHOUSE jr. m. Martha d. of -- who was not bapt. until 11 Nov 1696. Their children were Rebecca & Mary bapt. 12 June 1698; John 3 Jan 1701; Sarah 6 Feb1703-4; Jethro 3 Feb 1705-6; Thomas 16 May 1708; Thankful 23 July 1710; Stephen 10 Aug 1712; Thomas again 4 Sept 1715. F. Par. Rec.
DONALD LINES JACOBUS, M. A.
THE EUNICE DENNIE BURR CHAPTER
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1. Morehouse, Thomas.
Deputy (Fairfield) to Conn. Leg., Sept. 1653.
He settled early in Wethersfield, where his holdings adjoined those of Thomas Sherwood, with whom he removed to Stamford in 1640/1, selling his Wethersfield property to George Wyllys. He last settled in Fairfield, where in 1653 he purchased Henry Jackson's tide mill.
Will 4 Aug. 1658; wife Isabel; "if wife is with child"; eldest dau. Hannah (rec'd portion); son Samuel (Exec'r), double portion; three other sons, Thomas, John, Jonathan; dau. Mary; "my mill and mill lot." Inv. Oct. 1658.
Hannah, m. ?
+Samuel, b. abt. 1642.
Mary, possibly m. Joseph Patchen, Sr., as his second wife.
John, resided in 1684 in Southampton, L. I.; Ens., Fairfield County Troop, May 1676.
2. Morehouse, Samuel, s. of Thomas.
Born about 1642, d. at Fairfield in 1687.
Married Rebecca Odell, dau. of William, whose will 1676 named his dau. Rebecca Morehouse and gr. children Samuel, Thomas, and John Morehouse. She was b. at Concord, 17 July 1642.
Will 9 Dec. 1687, proved 13 Mar. 1687/8; wife; sons Samuel, Thomas (Exec'r), John, Daniel (land in Concord field), James; daus. Rebecca, Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary, Ann, last three under 18; Lt. Sherwood and John Seeley, overseers.
Receipt of Benjamin Rumsey, 26 Apr. 1698, to Thomas Morehouse, Jr., Exec'r of will of Samuel Morehouse, for dec'd wife Hannah's portion. Receipt of Matthew Sherwood, 21 Dec. 1696, to brother- in-law Thomas Morehouse, for wife's portion in Est. of father-in-law Samuel Morehouse. Receipt of Richard Hubbell, 1 Mar. 1691/2, the same. Receipt of Ann Morehouse, 7 June 1700, to sister Mary Morehouse (widow of the Executor, Thomas Morehouse) for legacy from will of father Samuel. Rebecca, widow of Samuel, receipted to son Thomas. Israel Curtis receipted, 24 June 1696, to bro.-in-law Thomas Morehouse, for portion by will of father-in-law Samuel Morehouse. Samuel Morehouse, Sr., receipted for portion from Est. of father Samuel.
Rebecca, d. 2 Apr. 1692; m. 5 Nov. 1685, Richard Hubbell.
Elizabeth, m. (1) Matthew Sherwood, Jr.; m. (2) 4 Mar. 1710, Rev. Charles Chauncey; m. (3) at Stratfield, 10 Apr. 1716, Lt. Richard Miles, of New Haven.
Hannah, m. Benjamin Rumsey.
Mary, m. abt. 1693, Israel Curtis.
+Daniel, b. abt. 1679.
James, d. s. p.
Ann, unm. 1700.
3. Morehouse, Thomas, s. of Thomas.
Married (1) ?, eldest dau. of Ralph Keeler of Norwalk, who was his wife in 1672.
Married (2) Martha Hobby, dau. of John, whose will 1707 called her Martha Morehouse. She was bapt. at Fairfield Church, 1 Nov. 1696.
Will 16 Aug. 1716, proved 7 Dec. 1725; wife Martha, mentioning Est. from her father John Hobby of Greenwich dec'd; son Lemuel; all my children by my former wife, they have rec'd their share.
Children [by first wife] (Probably there were more daus. Mary is placed hypothetically as dau. of Thomas):
Mary, m. (1) (rec Stratford) 12 May 1696, John Peat; m. (2) at Stratfield, 4 Dec. 1712, John Corbet; m. (3) (rec. Stratford) 5 Sept. 1723, Benjamin Peat.
+Gideon, b. abt. 1682.
Child [by second wife]:
+Lemuel, bapt. 1 Nov. 1696.
4. Morehouse, Jonathan, s. of Thomas.
Married (1) Mary Wilson, dau. of Edward, who was his wife 1684.
Married (2) at Fairfield, 16 Apr. 1690, Rebecca Knowles. She m. (2) by 1707, John Cressey of Stamford, and d. 21 Aug. 1727.
Before 4 Oct. 1672, he purchased from Joseph Patchen, Sr., his house on Wolf Pit Plain "which sometimes pertayned" to Thomas Morehouse; by 23 Mar. 1676, purchased from his bro. Samuel Morehouse; and by 22 Mar. 1681, purchased from Joseph Patchen, Sr., all his interest within the bounds of Fairfield. On 9 Nov. 1684, he bought from his bro. John Morehouse of Southampton. He was Adm'r of the Est. of Joseph Patchen, Jr., 1689.
On 20 Sept. 1716, David Morehouse of Elizabeth, N. J., for himself and as attorney for brethren Jonathan and John and sisters Mary and Tryal Morehouse, all children of Jonathan Morehouse dec'd who m. Rebecca dau. of John Knowles (mentioning her present husband John Cressey of Stamford); also Joshua Morehouse, David Webster in right of wife Mercy, Jonathan Sturdivant of Norwalk in right of wife Deborah, and Hannah Morehouse of Stratfield, daus. of said Jonathan dec'd; conveyed to Mrs. Abigail Couch.
Children [by first wife], two recorded at Fairfield:
+Jonathan, b. I Jan. 1677 [1677/8].
Martha, b. 2 Nov. 1679; d. s. p. ?
David, settled in Elizabeth, N. J.
Deborah, m. John Sturdivant.
Mercy, m. (rec. Stamford) I Dec 1709, David Webster; and in 1711 they, of Stamford, conveyed to Simon Couch one- fifteenth of the John Knowles lot (Perhaps she was by the second wife).
Children [by second wife], four bapt. at Fairfield:
John, bapt. 7 Oct. 1694.
Hannah, bapt. 7 Oct. 1694; m. at Stratfield, 11 Dec. 1716, Henry Lacy. They, of Newark, N. J., conveyed 1730 land deeded to her by her mother and father-in-law John Cressey and Rebecca his wife, one of the children of John Knowles.
Joshua, bapt. 8 Mar. 1695 [1695/6]; res. Elizabeth, N. J., 1720, settled soon after in Stamford; m. Ann ?.
Elizabeth, bapt. 9 May 1702; m. by 1722, John Ambler, of Stamford.
5. Morehouse, Samuel, s. of Samuel.
He settled in Stratfield, and d. late in 1732.
Adm'n granted to Noah Morehouse, 5 Dec. 1732. Inv. 1 Jan. 1732/3.
John Man and Hannah his wife of Stratfield agreed with three brothers Noah Morehouse, Isaac Jennings, and Daniel Morehouse, to quitclaim right to Est. of father Samuel Morehouse of Fairfield dec'd [Fairfield Deeds].
Children, younger ones bapt. at Stratfield:
XNoah, b. [say 1688], d. Feb. 1750; will 7 Feb. 1749/50, proved 28 Feb. 1749/50; m. at Stratfieid, 6 Oct. 1708, Martha [Summers, dau. Of Henry].
X Samuel, b. [say 1690], d. at Stratfield in 1727; will 3 Nov 1725, proved 5 Dec. 1727; m. Mary ?; she m. (2) Daniel Comstock, Sr.
Mary, bapt. 14 Mar. 1697, d. y.
Elizabeth, bapt. 1 Feb. 1702, d. y.
Hannah (twin), bapt. 1 Feb. 1702, d. at Stratfield, 20 Sept. 1777; m. (rec. Stratford) 28 Apr. 1726, John Man.
XDaniel, b. by 1705, d. in 1759. Adm'n granted to son Daniel, 1 Mar. 1759; m. at Fairfield, 2 Jan. 1724, Abigail Lyon, bapt. 12 May 1706, d. Sept. 1757.
Abigail, bapt. 21 Mar. 1708; m. abt. 1728, Isaac Jennings.
Morehouse, Thomas, s. of Samuel.
Married at Boston, Mass., 3 Apr. 1690, Mary Hill, dau. of Eliphalet and Ann, b. at Boston, 1 Apr. 1670; she m. (2) in 1700, Joseph Sturges, and d. 9 July 1746 in 77 yr. (g. s., Fairfield).
Inv. 12 Mar. 1706. Mary Sturges, who was his widow, to have dower, 1 Mar. 1708; distribution to children ordered. John Morehouse appointed guardian 1708 for Thomas and Mary; Sergt. Matthew Sherwood for John and Rebecca. Distribution 14 Feb. 1719/20; sons Thomas and John; receipts from the daus.
Thomas Morehouse, eldest son, John Morehouse, and Joseph Booth in right of wife Rebecca, children of Thomas Morehouse, acknowledged receipt, 7 Feb. 1722/3, of the dower of their mother Mrs. Mary Sturgis. The next day, Joseph Sturges and Mary his wife conveyed to Joseph Booth of Stratfield land formerly belonging to the Est. of Thomas Morehouse, former husband of Mary.
Children, births recorded 1704 at Fairfield, all but first bapt. at Fairfield:
Catherine, b. 22 June 1691, bapt. at Boston, 7 Aug. 1698; m. Samuel Allen; res. Westerly, R.I., 1717; Lebanon, 1735. They, of Westerly, conveyed 15 July 1717 to bro. Thomas Morehouse of Westerly.
Rebecca, b. 26 Apr. 1693, bapt. 5 June 1698; m. Joseph Booth of Stratfield.
Thomas, b. 18 Nov. 1695, bapt. 5 June 1698; res. Westerly, R.I., 1717; Stonington, 1724; Saybrook, 1725. He, of Westerly, conveyed 8 Nov. 1718 to John Morehouse of Fairfield.
Mary, b. 30 June 1696, bapt. 5 June 1698; m. David Tillison, of Lyme. They, of Lyme, conveyed 6 Sept. 1717 to bro. Thomas Morehouse of Westerly.
John, b. 20 Sept. 1698, bapt. 25 Sept. 1698, d. at Stratfield in 1724; Inv. 10 Nov. 1724; m. Eunice ?; no issue. She m. (2) Samuel St. John of Norwalk, with whom she conveyed land in Fairfield, 1729, making reservation of the life interest of Mary widow of Joseph Sturges. His will, 8 Jan. 1723/4, proved 3 Mar. 1723/4, named his bro. and three sisters, but was not accepted by Court [Pro. Files].
6. Morehouse, John, s. of Samuel.
Married Ruth Barlow, dau. of John, 2d.
Will 28 Mar. 1727, proved 31 May 1727; wife Ruth; son Stephen of Chestnut Ridge; sons Gershom, Abijah, John, Ephraim, James; daus. Ruth Marwin, Ann Morehouse. Thomas Marwin, Jr., receipted 7 Dec. 1727 to Stephen and Gershom Morehouse, the Exec'rs, for legacy of wife Ruth and for that of Ann Morehouse the youngest dau., and for part of the portion of James, one of the sons. Receipt 7 Dec. 1727 of Ruth Morehouse for dower, and portion of son John.
John renewed his Covenant at Fairfield Church, 21 May 1704, the eldest three children being bapt. the same date.
Children, recorded at Fairfield:
Ruth, b. 21 Apr. 1699; m. Aug. 1717, Thomas Merwin.
XStephen, b. 12 July 1701, d. at Redding, 22 May 1767 in 66 yr. (g. s.); will 7 Mar. 1767, proved 10 June 1767; m. (1) 1 Mar. 1722, Abigail Treadwell, bapt. 11 Oct. 1702, d. 6 Sept. 1759 in 56 yr. (g. s.); m. (2) Ann, widow of George Halloway of Cornwall, and dau. of John and Mary (Wolcott) Eliot of Windsor, b. 12 Feb. 1710; she m. (3) at Redding, 29 Nov. 1767, Dea. Joseph Banks.
XGershom, b. 18 Nov. 1703, d. at Redding, 11 June 1768 ae. 64; m. 22 Apr. 1725, Sarah Hill, dau. of John, bapt. 25 May 1701.
Elizabeth, b. 24 Mar. 1706, bapt. 31 Mar. 1706, d. y.
Elizabeth, bapt. 16 May 1708, d. y.
James, b. 21 Mar. 1710, bapt. 19(?) Mar. 1709/10, d. y.
XAbijah, bapt. 27 Apr. 1712, d. in 1753; will 30 Aug 1753, proved 2 Oct. 1753; m. abt. 1737, Mary [prob. dau. of Henry Summers, Jr.], b. abt. 1718, d. at Greenfield, 18 May 1776 in 58 yr. She m. (2) 14 Dec. 1756, Robert Silliman, and (3) 11 Oct. 1768, Lt. John Bradley.
XJohn, bapt. 19 Sept. 1714, d. 1785; will 25 Dec. 1780, proved 1 Aug. 1785; m. Mary Stewart, dau. of James of Norwalk.
XEphraim, bapt. 28 Aug 1716, d. in 1760; will 21 Sept. 1759, proved 20 Feb. 1760; m. Eunice Wheeler, dau. of David, b. 24 Dec. 1717, d. 9 Apr. 1785; she m. (2) John Nichols.
Ann, b. 14 Sept. 1718, bapt. 2 Nov. 1718, d. 5 Nov. 1755; m. 7 Apr. 1736, James Morgan.
XJames, bapt. 11 Nov. 1722, d. after 1753; m Hannah Bulkley, dau. of Peter, bapt. 16 Oct. 1726, d. 23 July 1818 ae. 91 (g. s., Fairfield); she m. (2) 9 Jan. 1766, Ebenezer Burr.
7. Morehouse, Daniel, s. of Samuel. Ens., first company, Fairfield, May 1721.
Born about 1679, d. at Fairfield, 24 May 1739 in 61 yr. (g. s.); m. Hannah Adams, dau. of Lt. Abraham.
Aged 19, he testified Mar. 1698 to the nuncupative will of Sarah Merwin of Milford.
He was called Sergt. at baptism of children, 1712 and 1714.
Will of Ens. Daniel, 8 May 1738, proved 23 Jan. 1738/9; wife Hannah; daus. Katherine Tayler, Rebecca Wakeman; son-in-law Stephen Wakeman; gr. dau. Hannah Hill, my silver tankard; gr. son Daniel Hill; residue to son Abraham.
Children, bapt. at Fairfield:
XAbraham, bapt. 22 Dec. 1700, d. 3 May 1761 in 61 yr. (g. s., Fairfield); m. 12 Apr. 1722, Elizabeth Patterson, b. at Stratford, 28 Jan. 1700 [1700/1].
Sarah, bapt. 10 Jan. 1702/3, d. y.
Hannah, bapt. 24 Sept. 1704, d. 10 Aug. 1729; m. 28 Apr. 1725, William Hill of Redding.
Daniel, bapt. 29 Dec. 1706, d. y.
Samuel, bapt. 29 May 1709, d. y.
Rebecca, bapt. 24 Feb 1711/2, d. in 1761; m. 28 Apr. 1727, Stephen Wakeman.
Catherine, bapt. 29 Aug. 1714; m. Thomas Taylor.
8. Morehouse, Thomas, s. of Thomas, 2d.
Died at Westport, 6 Sept. 1748. Widow Mary d. at Westport, 20 Dec. 1758.
In 1721 he bought property east of the Saugatuck River, in Green's Farms parish (Westport), and in 1732 purchased fifty acres in Wilton parish, Norwalk, where he settled.
Will of Thomas of Norwalk, 13 Feb. 1747/8, proved 4 Oct. 1748; wife Mary; sons Jehu, Thomas; daus. Mary Bedient, Sarah Mills; Thankful Monrow, Hannah Sherwood, Elizabeth Raymond; son Elisha.
Will of Mary of Norwalk, 18 May 1756, proved 11 Feb. 1761; daus. Bedient. Mills, and Raymond; grand daus., daus. of John Sherwood dec'd, daus. of Solomon Monroe, and daus. of son Thomas; children of son Elisha; gr. dau. Molly.
In 1734 Thomas conveyed to his son Stephen the easterly half of his farm in Wilton, reserving life use for himself and wife.
Children, bapt. at Fairfield:
XJehu, bapt. 5 Jan. 1700/1, d. at Westport, May 1778; m. 10 Mar. 1727, Lavinia Munroe; dau. of David of Norwalk b. 31 Jan. 1707/8.
Mary, bapt. 16 May 1702; m. 28 May 1723, John Bedient.
Sarah, bapt. 6 Feb. 1703/4; m. ? Mills.
Jethro, bapt. 3 Feb. 1705/6, d. s. p.
Thomas, bapt. 16 May 1708.
Thankful, bapt. 23 July 1710; m. Solomon Munroe.
X Stephen, bapt. 10 Aug. 1712, d. at Wilton, 21 Sept. 1738; m. at Wilton, Nov. 1733, Sarah St. John; she m. (2) 13 May 1740, Ebenezer Hurlbut.
Hannah, bapt. 4 Sept. 1715; m. John Sherwood.
Elisha, m. ?
Elizabeth, m. ? Raymond.
9. Morehouse, Nathan, s. of Thomas, 2d. Ens., company at Greens Farms, Oct. 1727.
Married abt. 1701, Mary Lockwood, dau. of Daniel.
Ens. Nathan d. at Westport, 31 Oct. 1753. Mary Morehouse, widow, of Norwalk, d. at Westport, 23 Jan. 1761.
Will 9 Oct. 1753, proved 29 Nov. 1753; wife Mary; three sons, Nathan, Jabez, Thaddeus; heirs of son David dec'd; dau. Mary Whitlock; dau. Sarah Hayes; gr. dau. Mary Hilton; dau. Abigail Dixon; son Jabez and Nathaniel Hubbard, Exec'rs.
XDavid, d. in 1733; adm'n granted to Nathan Morehouse, 10 Aug. 1733; m. ?
Mary, m. (1) ? Hilton; m. (2) 4 May 1746, Daniel Whitlock.
Sarah, b. abt. 1707, bur 5 Aug. 1793 ae. 86 (Trinity Church rec.); m. (1) ? Hayes; m. (2) 3 Oct. 1755, James Davis.
XNathan, d. in 1784; will 25 Feb. 1784, proved 3 May 1784; m. 4 Mar. 1740, Elizabeth Ogden, dau. of Joseph.
XJabez, m. 18 Sept. 1738, Sarah Ogden, dau. of Joseph.
XThaddeus, d. at Wilton in 1785; will 22 Feb. 1783, proved 20 June 1785; m. (1) 2 Apr. 1746, Martha Williams; m. (2) 24 Oct. 1773, Abigail (Hickock), widow of William Bennett, who d. 30 Dec. 1800 in 83 yr. (g. s., Westport).
Abigail, m. ? Dixon.
10. Morehouse, Gideon, s. of Thomas, 2d.
Born about 1682, d. at Westport, 12 May 1753 ae. abt. 71 (g. s.); m. Mary Grumman, dau. of Samuel, b. abt. 1690, d. at Redding, 13 Sept. 1780 ae. 90 (g. s.).
Will 23 Mar. 1753, proved 7 Aug. 1753; wife Mary; sons Samuel, Gideon, Zaccheus, John; dau. Abigail wife of John Lockwood. Distribution made 1754 (not recorded until 20 Feb. 1760) made to same except heirs of the son John dec'd.
XSamuel, b. 10 Oct. 1710, d. 17 Jan. 1776 ae. 65 yrs. 3 most 14 days (g. s., Westport); Lt.; m. 20 Aug. 1743, Abigail Frost, dau. of Isaac.
Abigail, m. 8 Feb. 1731, John Lockwood.
XGideon, b. abt. 1718, d. at Westport, 29 Jan. 1771 (g. s.); Deacon; m. (1) 3 Feb. 1742, Sarah Godfrey, dau. of Christopher, who d. 12 June 1756 ae. 38 yrs 3 mos. (g. s., Westport); m. (2) 13 Sept. 1756, Eunice Sturges, dau. of Eleazer, b. 16 Aug. 1731, d. 6 Mar. 1819 ae. 89.
XZaccheus, b. abt. 1722, d. at Redding, 4 Oct. 1780 in 59 yr. (g. s.); m. 24 Dec. 1744, Abigail Sturges, dau. of John.
XJohn, b. abt. 1727, d. 13 June 1753; adm'n granted to widow Mary, 9 Aug. 1753; m. 16 May 1745, Mary Jessup, dau. of Edward, b. 28 Sept. 1729, d. 29 Mar. 1815 ae. 85 (g. s.); she m. (2) 30 July 1754, Gershom Sturges; and (3) 7 Feb. 1765, Samuel Taylor of Norwalk.
11. Morehouse, Lemuel, s. of Thomas, 2d.
Bapt. at Fairfield, 1 Nov. 1696; m. Mary Bouton, dau. of John.
Settled in Ridgefield, where he d. in 1768. Will 7 Apr. 1768, proved 3 May 1768; three sons, Lemuel, James, John; two daus. Rebecca, Hannah. Distribution agreement, 7 June 1768; eldest son Lemuel; son James; youngest son John; dau. Rebecca wife of Comfort Stevens of Danbury; youngest dau. Hannah wife of Aaron Osborn of Ridgefield.
Children, recorded at Ridgefield:
Gabriel, b. 14 Sept. 1718, d. in 1748; adm'n granted, 5 Dec. 1748 to widow Rebecca. She was appointed guardian to the children, Adonijah, Daniel, Joshua, and Martha, with Caleb Lobdell as surety on her bond. Daniel chose David Lobdell for guardian, 6 Mar. 1758, and Joshua chose Benjamin Bennett. The widow Rebecca was wife of Timothy Wood in 1762.
Nathan, b. 12 Jan. 1720.
Mary, b. 4 Sept. 1722.
Rachel, b. 11 Feb. 1727; m. 9 Mar. 1747/8, Thomas Northrup.
Lemuel, b. 20 Dec. 1728; Ens., Ridgefield 2d. Co., May 1767; Lt., Oct. 1769; Capt., May 1771; Deputy for Ridgefield, May and July 1775; m. 6 June 1750, Rachel Osborn.
Thomas, b. 12 Nov. 1730.
Rebecca, b. 9 July 1732; m. Comfort Stevens, of Danbury.
James, b. 30 Sept. 1734.
Hannah, b. 20 Mar. 1737; m. Aaron Osborn, of Ridgefield.
John, b. 10 June 1739; m 14 Mar. 17?, Deborah Brush
12. Morehouse, Jonathan, s. of Jonathan.
Born at Fairfield, 1 Jan. 1677/8.
Married at Stratfield, 8 Aug. 1706, Rebecca Hull, dau. of Samuel.
Children, recorded and bapt. at Stratfield:
XJonathan, b. 9 Mar. 1708, bapt. 14 Mar. 1708, m. by 1730.
Rebecca, b. 2 Feb. 1710, bapt. 5 Feb. 1710.
Martha, b. 26 Jan. 1712, bapt. 7 Sept. 1712, perhaps m. (1) John Bulkley and (2) 1 Nov. 1752, Gershom Whitehead.
Jabez, b. June , bapt. 6 June 1714; res. Redding 1739, Ridgefield 1743; m. at Ridgefield, 9 Nov. 1738, Mary ? (His will, 13 Sept. 1753, proved 1 Dec. 1753; wife Mary; eldest son Jabez; eldest dau. Mary; dau. Rebeeca; wife pregnant; two youngest sons, Josiah, Jonathan; children all under age; wife, Stephen Smith and Jacob Smith of Ridgefield, Exec'rs. Widow Mary of Ridgefield was appointed guardian, 17 Dec. 1754, to Jabez, Josiah, Mary, Jonathan, Rebecca, and Benjamin, and gave bond with Nathan Wilson.).
David, b. 16 Dec. 1716.
Joshua, b. 5 Apr. 1719, bapt. abt. Apr. 1719.
Of Fairfield, had child recorded at Stratford:
Benoni, b. 9 Jan. 1709/10, and bapt. by Rev. Mr. Cutler. The will of Dea. Edmund Lewis of Stratford, 1757, gave to Benoni Morehouse the interest of 16 pounds for support in his old age, and the principal if needed, provided that "he will live with one of my sons and be governed by him."
DONALD LINES JACOBUS, M.A.
MOREHOUSE. Martha (Hobby), widow of Thomas Morehouse (I: 420), m. (2) Abraham Adams.
Daniel (I: 424), will dated 23 Jan. 1738/9, proved 24 July 1739 [correct the dates wrongly stated].
Lemuel (I: 427) and his son Lemuel, Mrs. William Wallace McPherson, of Chicago, III., who has worked extensively in original sources on the Ridgefield branch of the Morehouse family informs us that Mary (Bouton) Morehouse d. I Nov. 1749, and that Lemuel m. (2) 6 June 1750, Rachel (Keeler) Osborn, widow of David Osborn, b. at Norwalk, 4 Oct. 1706; and that his son Lemuel, Jr., m. Sarah (prob. Smith). Vol. I, p. 427, should be corrected accordingly.
Of the children of Samuel (II: 662-3), Catherine m. Daniel Comstock of Kent as stated; Elizabeth d. at New Milford in 1755, unm.; Ebenezer was serving 1755 in the French and Indian War; and Trial did not d. young, but m. at New Milford 2 Oct. 1745, Benjamin Gaylord, and d. there 17 July 1755. [See Probate Rec. Woodbury, estate of Elizabeth Morehouse.]
David-Wheeler (II: 666) had children by first wife: Ephraim, b. 10 Jan. 1761; Nathan, b. 12 Nov. 1763; and Sarah, b. 16 Nov. 1765. By second wife: Eunice, b. 13 Jan. 1768; Andrew, b. I 1 Apr. 1770; David-Wheeler, b. 1 Mar. 1772; Mordicai, b. 12 Mar. 1774; Ezra, b. 11 Sept. 1776; and Eli, b. 22 Sept. 1778, m. in 1801, Hannah Knapp. [Family record, conrtesy of John McSweeny, Esq., of Victor, Iowa.]
A family record gives somewhat different dates for some of the children of Abijah (II: 677), and adds many details. Abijah, b. 25 Jan. 1748 [1748/9], d. at Malta, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 9 Nov. 1809; m. 1 Nov. 1770, Mary Allen, b. 6 May 1752, d. at Stamford, Delaware ('Co., N. Y., 23 Sept. 1830. Children:
Mary, b. 16 Nov. 1771, d. at Malta, N. Y., 27 July 1810; m. [(1) 18 Mar. 1790, Jesse Bradley, divorced and m. (2) ] 14 Jan. 1798, Oliver Middlebrook (II:653).
Aaron, b. 16 Sept. 1773, d. at Coldwater, Mich., 21 Nov. 1852; m. Deborah Reynolds of Craftsmere, Winchester, N. Y., who d. at Milton, N. Y., 24 May 1844.
Edward b. 5 Oct. 1775, d. at Ballston, N. Y., in 1851; m. 2 Sept. 1798, Betsey Webb of Greenfield, Conn.
DONALD LINES JACOBUS, M. A.
THE EUNICE DENNIE BURR CHAPTER
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
13. Morehouse, Noah, s. of Samuel.
Born [say 1688]; d. at Stratfield, 13 Feb. 1749/50; m. at Stratfield, 6 Oct. 1708, Martha Summers, dau. of Henry.
Will 7 Feb. 1749/50, proved 28 Feb. 1749/50; wife Martha; son James; daus. Kezia wife of George Merritt, Margaret wife of Samuel Patchen, Sarah wife of Deliverance Wakelee, Jemima wife of Ebenezer Wakelee, Martha and Naomi Morehouse.
Children, bapt. Stratfield:
Kezia, bapt. 7 May 1710; m. George Merritt (Grace, dau. of Kezia Morehouse, bapt. at Stratfield, 6 Apr, 1735).
Margaret, bapt. 16 Mar. 1712; m. Samuel Patchen.
David, bapt. 25 July 1714, d. y.
Sarah, bapt. 27 Oct. 1717; m. Deliverance Wakelee.
James, ? m. 2 Oct. 1756, Lavinia Morehouse, dau. of Jehu, b. 19 Apr. 1737. Child of James and Lavinia: David, bapt. at Westport, 20 May 1759. Child of Lavinia Morehouse: David Couch, bapt. 16 Aug. 1761. A James Morehouse d. at Roxbury, 6 Jan. 1777; and a Lorana Morehouse m. there, 22 Mar. 1779, William Norton.
Jemima, m. Ebenezer Wakelee.
Naomi, bapt. at Stratfield, 7 Jan. 1732/3.
14. Morehouse, Samuel, s. of Samuel.
Born [say 1690]; d. at Stratfield, in 1727; m. Mary ? she m. (2) Daniel Comstock, Sr.
Will 3 Nov. 1725, proved 5 Dec. 1727; wife Mary; children Ebenezer, Katherine, Elizabeth. Distribution 30 Mar. 1735: Mary Comstock, quondam wife of the dec'd; son Ebenezer; dau. Katherine wife of Daniel Comstock, Jr.; dau. Elizabeth Morehouse.
Widow Mary Morehouse was appointed guardian, 5 Dec. 1727, to her daus. Katherine, Elizabeth, and Trial Morehouse.
Children, bapt. Stratfield:
Catherine, bapt. 21 Nov. 1714; m. Daniel Comstock, Jr., of Kent.
Elizabeth, bapt. 31 Mar. 1717.
Trial, b. (perhaps posthumous), apparently d. y.
15. Morehouse, Daniel, s. of Samuel.
Born [by 1705]; d. in 1759; m. 2 Jan. 1724, Abigail Lyon, bapt. 12 May 1706, d. Sept. 1757.
Adm'n granted to son Daniel, 1 Mar. 1759.
Children, rec. Fairfield:
Mary, bapt. 25 Dec. 1725; m. (1) 10 July l746, John Stocker; m. (2) at Easton, 2 Nov. 1767, Ebenezer Spicer.
Othniel, bapt. 9 Oct. 1726, d. at Danbury in 1766; m. at Greenfield, Sept. 1747, Susannah Monroe; dau. of Joseph. His will 8 May 1756, proved 27 May 1766; eldest bro. Daniel Morehouse; youngest bro. David Morehouse; Abigail Olmsted (under 18), the girl that now lives with me; wife Susannah; wife and bro.-in-law Daniel Wood of Danbury, Exec'rs. His widow Susannah prob. m. (2) in 1770, John Horton of Naugatuck.
Thaddeus, b. 14 Oct. 1728, bapt. at Greenfield, Dec. 1728, d. Apr. 1747.
Jerusha, b. 1 Nov. 1730, bapt. at Greenfield, 2 May 1731, living 1797; m. at Weston, 14 Jan. 1762, Benoni Dimon.
Samuel, b. 27 Oct. 1732, bapt. at Greenfield, Mar. 1732/3, d. Dec. 1753.
Epenetus, b. 20 Mar. 1734, d. Apr. 1734.
Daniel, b. 19 Mar. 1736; m. at Weston, 17 Feb. 1764, Lydia Monroe; dau. of David, b. 11 Feb. 1745 (Daniel Morehouse by wife Lydia had son Jesse, bapt. 21 July 1765.)
Mercy, b. 15 Oct. 1738, bapt. at Greenfield, 5 Nov. 1738; m. at Weston, 12 Oct. 1757, Justus Olmstead.
Elizabeth, b. 19 Dec. 1740, d. 3 Nov. 1769; m. at Weston, 25 May 1761, Jonathan Squire.
Jesse, b. 9 Sept. 1742.
36+David, b. 31 Mar. 1744; chose Jonathan Squire, Jr., for guardian, 24 Mar. 1764.
Thaddeus, b. 11 Oct. 1746 [1748 by pension record], d. at Danbury, 5 June 1837; Sergt., Rev. War; m. (1) at Danbury, 12 Mar. 1772, Tamar Hoyt, dau. of John, b. 10 Mar. 1754; m. (2) at Danbury, 7 Aug. 1815, Ann Taylor.
16. Morehouse, Stephen, s. of John.
Born 12 July 1701; d. at Redding, 22 May 1767 in 66 yr. (g. s.); m. (1) 1 Mar. 1722, Abigail Treadwell, b. 7 Oct. 1702, d. 6 Sept. 1759 in 56 yr. (g. s.); m. (2) Ann, widow of George Halloway of Cornwall, and dau. of John and Mary (Wolcott) Eliot, b. at Windsor, 12 Feb. 1710. She m. (3) at Redding, 29 Nov. 1767, Dea. Joseph Banks.
Will 7 Mar., proved 10 June 1767; wife Ann, estate she brought at marriage; dau. Elizabeth wife of Ezekiel Hill; dau. Abigail wife of Matthew Mallet; gr. son Christopher. Beardsley; sons Abel, Joseph, Daniel, Stephen, John. Some realty was left intestate, of which Ezekiel Hill of Redding was appointed Adm'r, 15 Feb. 1768. Dower was set to Anne Banks. In 1770, the sons Joseph, Daniel, Stephen, John, and Abel, having rec'd more than their portions, the intestate part of the estate was distributed to Elizabeth wife of Ezekiel Hill, Abigail wife of Matthew Mallet, and to Christopher son of Ann Beardsley dec'd.
Children [by first wife], rec. Fairfield:
37+Joseph, b. 17 Feb. 1723/4.
Daniel, b. 21 July 1726, bapt. 8 Jan. 1726/7; m. 25 Dec. 1751, Phebe Curtis.
Elizabeth, b. 1 Nov. 1728; m. 3 June 1750, Ezekiel Hill.
Abigail, b. 8 May 1731; m. at Trumbull (called of Redding) 23 Dec 1751, Matthew Mallet.
Stephen, b. 25 Sept. 1733, d. at New Milford, 1817 ae. 84, m. (1) 8 Apr. 1759, Sarah Hawley, who d. 28 Mar. 1776 ae. 41, m. (2) 3 Oct. 1779, Anna Stiles, of Lanesborough, Vt., who d. 31 Mar. 1805 ae. 60.
Ann, b.15 Dec. 1737; m. ? Beardsley.
John, b. 1 Dec. 1739, d. at New Milford, 25 May 1824 in 85 yr. (g. s.); m. (1) 27 Dec. 1763, Phebe Beecher, who d. 20 Feb. 1807 in 70 yr. (g. s ); m. (2) 25 Dec. 1808, Thankful Atwell, of Montville.
Abel, b 15 July 1741; ? m. at Redding, 8 Nov. 1768, Betty Squire.
17. Morehouse, Gershom, s. of John.
Born 18 Nov. 1703; d. at Redding, 11 June 1768 ae. 64; m. 22 Apr. 1725, Sarah Hill, dau. of John, bapt. 25 May 1701.
Will 29 Apr. 1766, proved 5 July 1768; wife Sarah; son Gershom Morehouse; daus. Elizabeth, Ruth.
Children, rec. and bapt. Fairfield:
38+Gershom, b. 5 Nov. 1727.
Elizabeth, b. 3, bapt. 5 Jan. 1728/9, Year of birth misstated in town rec., d. at Bridgewater, 31 July 1810; m. 5 Mar. 1747, Nehemiah Sanford.
Ruth, b. 23, bapt. 26 Dec. 1731. Year of birth misstated in town rec.
18. Morehouse, Abijah, s. of John.
Bapt. 27 Apr. 1712; d. in 1753; m. abt. 1737, Mary Summers, dau. of Henry, Jr. She m. (2) 14 Dec. 1756, Robert Silliman, and (3) 11 Oct. 1768, Lt. John Bradley.
Will 30 Aug., proved 2 Oct. 1753; wife Mary; son Abijah; 2d and youngest son Aaron; daus. Rhody, Ann, and Ellen Morehouse; bro.-in-law Michael Middlebrook and wife Mary, Exec'rs. Distribution 14 Jan. 1757; the late widow Mary, now wife of Mr. Robert Silliman; two sons and three daus. as in will. Robert Silliman was appointed guardian of Aaron, and was chosen by Abijah, Aug. 1763.
Children, bapt. Fairfield:
Anna, bapt. 18 Nov. 1738, d. y.
Rhoda, bapt. 21 Sept. 1740; m. James Hamilton.
Ann, bapt. 20 Sept. 1742; m. Jonathan Silliman.
Ellen, bapt. 9 Feb. 1745/6; m. Benjamin Hall, with whom she conveyed land, 1773, bounded on land belonging to the wife of John Bradley, 2d, as dower in her first husband's estate.
39+Abijah, bapt. 19 Mar. 1748/9.
Aaron, bapt. 16 Feb. 1752, d. abt. Mar. 1768. Distribution 4 Oct. 1768; Abijah Morehouse; Rhoda wife of James Hamilton; Ann wife of Jonathan Silliman; Ellen Morehouse.
19. Morehouse, John, s. of John.
Bapt. 19 Sept. 1714; d. 13 June 1785 (Perry Diary); m. Mary Stewart, dau. of James of Norwalk.
Will 25 Dec. 1780, proved 1 Aug. 1785; wife Mary; two gr. sons, Samuel and John Wheeler, sons of dec'd dau. Sarah Wheeler; three daus. Mary wife of Isaac Lewis, Elizabeth wife of James Kirtland, and Ruth Morehouse; two sons, Uriah and William Morehouse. Distribution approved 1799: Uriah and William Morehouse; Elijah Lewis, son and heir of Mary late wife of Isaac Lewis, Ruth wife of Nathan Perry.
Children, bapt. Fairfield:
John, bapt. 14 Aug. 1737, d. y.
40+Uriah, bapt. 17 June 1739.
Mary, bapt. 4 Oct 1741; m. 26 Nov. 1778, Isaac Lewis, of Stratford.
Jesse, bapt. 9 Oct. 1743, d. 8 Aug. 1762 in 19 yr. (g. s.).
Sarah, bapt 20 Oct. 1745, d. abt. 1780; m. 20 (15, by Stratford record) June 1776, Samuel Wheeler, of Stratford.
Elizabeth, bapt. 11 Sept. 1747; m James Kirtland; they res. Cornwall 1793, when they conveyed a right from father John Morehouse dec'd.
41+William, b. 3 Jan. 1750 (Pension rec.), bapt. 25 Mar. 1750.
Ruth, bapt. 3 Sept. 1758; m. 11 Sept. 1794, Nathan Perry, of Greenfield.
20. Morehouse, Ephraim, s. of John.
Bapt. 28 Aug. 1716; d. in 1760; m. Eunice Wheeler, dau. of David, b. 24 Dec. 1717; she m. (2) John Nichols, and d. at Stratfield, 9 Apr. 1785.
Will 21 Sept. 1759, proved 20 Feb. 1760; wife Eunice; two sons, David and Ezra; two daus. Eunice and Esther. Esther chose Eunice Morehouse for guardian, Sept. 1761; and Ezra chose David Wheeler.
Distribution of the widow's dower to the heirs, 20 Nov. 1786: sons David, Ezra; daus. Eunice, Esther.
David-Wheeler, res. Norfolk, 1786; m. (1) Sarah Fairchild, bapt. at Redding, 12 Apr. 1741, d. by 1766; m. (2) by 1772, Anna (Knapp), widow of Andrew Morehouse, b. 2 June 1744, d. Oct. 1786.
Eunice, prob. d. 3 June 1782; m. James Knapp.
Esther, b. by 1747; m. [David?] Meeker.
Ezra, b. by 1747, d. by 1786. Distribution order, 3 Apr. 1786: a third to David-Wheeler Morehouse; a third to Eunice Knapp; and a third to Eunice and Abigail Meeker, daus. of Esther Meeker.
21. Morehouse, James, s. of John.
Bapt. 11 Nov. 1722; d. after 1753; m. Hannah Bulkley, dau. of Peter, bapt. 16 Oct. 1726, d. 23 July 1818 ae. 91 (g. s.). She m. (2) 9 Jan. 1766, Ebenezer Burr.
George Morehouse conveyed, 1768, to bro. Peter, right in home of father James dec'd.
Children, bapt. Fairfield:
Peter, bapt. 2 Dec. 1744; m. (1) Elizabeth Bulkley, dau. of Peter, b. 13 Dec. 1746, d. 6 Nov. 1775 (Perry Diary); m (2) at Greenfield, 24 Mar. 1776, Phebe Blair, b. 29 Sept. 1754 (Children by first wife: Ellen, m. ? Craft; Hannah; Walter; Betsey; Abigail. Perhaps Betsy was the Elizabeth-Bulkley Morehouse who m. at Westport, 27 Apr. 1797, Daniel Disbrow.)
George, bapt. 14 June 1747; of Little Nine Partners, Dutchess County, N. Y., he conveyed in 1774 to Ebenezer Burr, Jr., and Hannah Burr his wife; m. 19 Jan. 1770, Sarah Davis; dau. of Benjamin, bapt. 13 Jan. 1744/5 (Hill, son of George and Anne Morehouse, d. at Redding, 21 Feb. 1770 ae. 5 yrs. The motber of Sarah Davis was named Hill; perhaps there are errors in tbe record.)
22. Morehouse, Abraham, s. of Daniel. Ens., 1st Co.. Fairfield, May 1743; Lt., May 1745; Capt., May 1748.
Bapt. 22 Dec. 1700; d. at Fairfield, 3 May 1761 in 61 yr. (g. s.); m. 12 Apr. 1722, Elizabeth Patterson, b. at Stratford, 28 Jan. 1700/1; d. at Fairfield in 1785.
Perhaps it was his mother Hannah who d. in 1756; for adm'n on estate of Hannah Morehouse was granted, 19 Apr. 1756, to Samuel Morehouse, 2d, with Abraham Morehouse as bondsman.
Samuel, Silvanus, Daniel, and Seth Morehouse, sons of Capt. Abraham late of Fairfield, and joint heirs of Andrew Morehouse after decease of the latter's late widow Anna, conveyed 27 Apr. 1767 to Sarah wife of Zachariah Jennings, Hannah wife of Edmund Rowland, and Rebecca wife of Matthew Jennings.
Adm'n on Est. of Elizabeth was granted, 21 Nov. 1785, to Seth Morehouse.
Children, rec. and bapt. Fairfield:
42+Samuel, b. 8 Apr. 1724.
43+Silvanus, b. 14, bapt. 26 Dec. 1725.
Sarah, b. 28 Nov. 1727; m, June 1743, Zechariah Jennings.
Hannah, b. 18, bapt. 23 Nov. 1729, d. at Malta, N. Y., 1803 ae. 73; m. (1) 23 Nov. 1748, Edmund Rowland; m. (2) Michael Dunning.
44+Daniel, b. 27, bapt. 30 Apr. 1732.
45+Seth, b. 8, bapt 21 July 1734.
Rebecca, b. 20 Feb. 1736/7, d. at Fairfield, 17 July 1816; m. 5 Feb. 1756, Matthew Jennings.
Lois, b. 27 Mar., bapt. 1 Apr. 1739, d. 24 June 1739.
Andrew, b. 21, bapt. 27 July 1740, d. in 1766; m. 27 Jan. 1763, Anna Knapp, dau. of John, b. 2 June 1744, d. Oct. 1786; she m. (2) David-Wheeler Morehouse. Andrew's will, 15 Mar. 1764, proved 3 June 1766; mother Elizabeth Morehouse; sisters, Sarah wife of Zechariah Jennings, Hannah wife of Edmund Rowland, Rebecca wife of Matthew Jennings; wife Anna; bros. Samuel, Sylvanus, Daniel, and Seth; bro.-in-law Nehemiah Knap. In 1772, David-Wheeler Morehouse and Ann his wife conveyed to Samuel Morehouse, 2d, and Seth Morehouse all right in estate of Andrew Morehouse, of whom Ann was widow.
23. Morehouse, Jehu, s. of Thomas.
Bapt. 5 Jan. 1700/1; d. at Westport, May 1778.
He m. 10 Mar. 1727, Lavinia Monroe; dau. of David, b. 31 Jan. 1707/8.
Solomon Morehouse of Norwalk was allowed guardian of Joseph of Fairfield, 4 Apr. 1765.
Children, rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
Jethro, b. 10 Dec. 1727, d. 20 Sept. 1756.
Jehu, b. 1 Apr. 1730; reported dead in 1756 in roll of Capt. David Lacy's Co., French and Indian War. Adm'n granted, 17 Dec. 1760, to Solomon Morehouse. Distribution, 17 May 1763: Solomon Morehouse; Levinah Morehouse; David Darling and Sarah his wife; Jesse Morehouse dec'd; John Morehouse; Daniel Morehouse; Joseph Morehouse.
46+Solomon, b 28 Nov. 1731.
Sarah, b. 24 Oct. 1733; m. 14 Dec. 1756, David Darling; rem. to Claverack, N. V. They conveyed, 1767, to Solomon Morehouse of Norwalk, land in Beacham and Green Long Lots, lately Jehu Morehouse's dec'd and right lately our bro. Jesse Morehouse's.
David, b. 8 Aug. 1735, d. in Army, 21 Aug. 1759. Adm'n granted to Jehu Morehouse, 27 Mar. 1760.
Lavinia, b. 19 Apr. 1737; m. 2 Oct. 1756, James Morehouse, of Stratfield; Levinah Morehouse conveyed, 1767, to Solomon Morehouse of Norwalk, land in Green's Long Lot, also one-sixth of land lately Jesse Morehouse's dec'd.
Thomas, b. 24 Feb. 1739, d. in Army, 6 June 1760.
Jesse, b.. 6 June, bapt 18 July 1742, d. s. p. by 1767.
John, b. 20 Dec. 1744, bapt. 10 Feb. 1745, d. at Westport, 27 Dec. 1795; m. Eunice, widow of Benjamin Davis, and dau of Thomas Nash, b. 27 Mar. 1737. Will 26 Dec. 1795, proved 4 Jan. 1796; all to wife Eunice and dau. Mercy; son-in-law Burr Jennings(Mercy, dau. of Eunice Davis, bapt. at Westport, 3 Oct. 1773. Mercy Morehouse m. at Westport, 7 Dec. 1791, Burr Jennings, and d. 9 Feb. 1842 ae. 68 (g. s.). John Morehouse, called son of Jehu, conveyed 1768 to bro. Solomon of Norwalk.)
Daniel, b. 5 Feb., bapt. 26 Apr. 1747. [A Daniel m. (rec. Redding) May 1785, Hannah Downs, and d. 9 Aug. 1789. His will, 17 July 1788, proved 2 Jan. 1799, gave all to wife Hannah, and made her and Seth Price of Fairfield Exec'rs. Adm'n on Hannah's estate was granted, 17 July 1807, to Rowland Downs of Weston. She was prob. Hannah (Coley) Downs, b. 5 May 1741.]
Joseph, b. 20 Sept. 1750, bapt. 20 Jan. 1751.
24. Morehouse [Thomas and Elisha, sons of Thomas].
Thomas (bapt. 1708) and Elisha Morehouse, presumably of Norwalk, are known (from their mother's will) to have had issue, and we are inclined to think that several Norwalk Morehouses, not otherwise placed, have their source here. Charity Morehouse m. at Norwalk, 3 Sept. 1758, John Platt.
Michael Morehouse first purchased in Norwalk in 1754. Thomas Morehouse in 1770 sold to Michael, land bounded on Solomon Morehouse's land. In 1783, Michael and Betty sold land to Andrew Morehouse; in 1786 Michael sold to Solomon Morehouse. Michael and Betty conveyed to their son Stephen in 1798, retaining life use.
Michael m. at Westport, 23 Aug. 1750, Elizabeth Mills, who is prob. the Betty of the deeds By a family tradition, which we hesitate to accept in its entirety, Michael Morehouse, a native of Scotland, settled in Wilton, m. Miss Oysterbanks, and had a son Michael (a Revolutionary soldier), who in turn (by an unknown wife) had children Nathan (m. Betsey Mills, dau. of Joseph), Andrew, Michael, Esther, Julia, Caroline, and Sally. Was it not the second Michael who m. an Oysterbanks, and was not the first Michael a son of Thomas4 (Thomas3 Thomas2, Thomas1 ) ?
25. Morehouse, Stephen, s. of Thomas.
Bapt. 10 Aug. 1712; d. at Wilton, 21 Sept. 1738; m. at Wilton, Nov. 1733, Sarah St.John; she m. (2) 13 May 1740, Ebenezer Hurlbut
Mary, b. abt. 1736, d. at Sharon, 24 Nov. 1789 ae. 53 (g. s.); m. at Wilton, 8 Nov. 1756, Joseph Gregory.
Sarah, b. abt.. 1738; m. at Wilton, 18 Mar 1756, David Grumman
26. Morehouse, David, s. of Nathan.
He d. in 1733.
Adm'n granted, 10 Aug. 1733, to Nathan Morehouse.
49+?Joseph, b. 6 Mar. 1733.
?Eunice, m. at Westport, 21 Apr. 1749, Ebenezer Squire.
27. Morehouse, Nathan, s. of Nathan. Ens., Norfield Co., May 1765; Lt. May 1768.
He d. at Weston in 1784; m. 4 Mar. 1740, Elizabeth Ogden, dau. of Joseph.
In 1782, he conveyed for love to his dau. Ann wife of Daniel Coley.
Will 25 Feb., proved 3 May 1784; wife Elizabeth; daus. Ann, Mary wife of Ebenezer Bixby, and Mabel wife of Ezra Benedict; son Nathan.
Adm'n granted, 25 Sept. 1795, to Benjamin Lynes. Distribution of dower made to widow, 1 Jan. 1796.
In the baptismal record of three children at Greens Farms, the wife of Nathan is called Lydia. This must be an error unless he had a second wife Lydia and third wife Elizabeth.
Children, rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
Ann, b. 25 Sept. 1741; m. Daniel Coley.
Mary, b. 14 Nov. 1747, bapt. 24 Jan 1748; m. at Weston, 1 Jan. 1767, Ebenezer Bixby.
Mabel, b. 29 Apr., bapt. 3 June 1750; m. at Weston, 2(22, by Danbury rec.) Nov. 1775, Ezra Benedict, of Danbury, as his second wife.
Nathan, b. 28 Feb., bapt. 27 Mar. 1755, d. at Weston in 1795; m. (1) at Weston, 9 Mar. 1782, Mary Ogden; dau. of Samuel, b. 26 June 1761; m. (2) 27 Feb. 1794, Mercy Sturges, b. 31 Dec. 1775. She m. (2) 7 Apr. 1798, David Bulkley, and d. 26 Mar. 1861 (Nathan, Jr., by first wife had Gershom, bapt. 6 Sept, 1782; by second wife, Nathan, bapt. 24 Apr. 1795.)
28. Morehouse, Jabez, s. of Nathan.
He d. at Weston in 1801.
He m. (1) 18 Sept. 1738, Sarah Ogden, dau. of Joseph.
He m. (2) at Weston, 28 Dec. 1780, Rebecca (Lyon), widow of Jeremiah Sturges, who d. by 1799.
Jabez conveyed, 1768, to Thankful wife of David Morehouse, land in Norfield [Weston].
Will 5 Mar. 1799, proved 15 July 1801; son David; daus. Sarah, Eunice, Anna; I have given dau. Hannah her portion; son-in-law Samuel Ogden, Exec'r.
Children [by first wife], rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
50+David, b. 14 Aug. 1740.
Eliphalet, b. 22 Dec. 1742, bapt. 20 Feb. 1743, d. 6 June 1756.
Lockwood, b. 29 Oct., bapt. 4 Nov. 1744, d. 11 Sept. 1752.
Sarah, b. 19 Nov. 1746, d. in 1815; m. Hezekiah Coley.
Hannah, b. 2 May, bapt. 10 June 1750, d. at Salisbury, N. Y., June 1812; m. 28 Nov. 1772, Abel Bradley.
Eunice b. 26 Aug., bapt. 30 Sept. 1753, d. at Weston, 24 Apr. 1838 ae. 84; m. 4 Feb. 1774, John Grey.
Lockwood, b. 4, bapt. 17 Aug. 1755.
Ann, bapt. at Weston, 5 Sept. 1762, d. at Greenfield. 11 Dec. 1834 ae. 73 yrs. 5 mos. (g. s.); m. 18 Apr. 1782, Samuel Ogden.
29. Morehouse, Thaddeus, s. of Nathan.
He d. at Wilton, in 1785; m. (1) 2 Apr. 1746, Martha Williams, bapt. 14 June 1724.
He m. (2) 24 Oct. 1773, Abigail (Hickock), widow of William Bennett, who d. 30 Dec. 1800 in 83 yr. (g. s., Westport).
Will 22 Feb. 1783, proved 20 June 1785; wife Abigail; gr. son Jared Morehouse; gr. daus. Martha, Ellis, and Anne Morehouse, children of son Elias dec'd; son Enos, of Ballston, N.Y.; gr. son Aaron Morehouse; dau. Olive; Clapp Raymond and my wife Abigail, Exec'rs. The Exec'rs named refused to serve, and Samuel Middlebrook was appointed Adm'r. On 5 Sept. 1785, Jared and Aaron Morehouse of Norwalk chose Samuel Morehouse for guardian; and Martha and Ellis Morehouse chose Sarah Morehouse for guardian.
Thaddeus and wife Abigail, of Norwalk, conveyed in 1774 to Thaddeus Bennett, Jr., of Fairfield, all right in land and grist mill from William Bennett's estate.
Children [by first wife], rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
Elias, b. 6, bapt. 8 Mar. 1747; m. at Weston, 5 Nov. 1766, Sarah Patchen, bapt. 26 July 1747, she m. (2) ? Olmstead.
Olive, b. 28 Sept., bapt. 2 Oct. 1748.
Enos, b. 2, bapt. 10 Feb. 1751; res. 1783, Ballston, N.Y.
Martha, b. 6, bapt. 7 Apr. 1754.
Alice, b. 14, bapt. 20 June 1756.
30. Morehouse, Samuel, s. of Gideon. Ens., w est parish, Fairfield, May 1756; Lt., Oct. 1762.
Born 10 Oct. 1710; d. at Westport, 17 Jan. 1776 ae. 65-3-14; m. 20 Aug. 1743, Abigail Frost, dau. of Isaac, b. abt. 1723. Widow Abigail Morehouse m. (2) at Westport, 24 Aug. 1776, Jabez Raymond, of Norwalk, and (3) 8 Sept. 1799, Shubael Gorham, and d. 9 Dec. 1800 ae. 77 yrs. 3 mos. (g. s.).
Est. ordered distributed, 14 May 1776, to widow Abigail and only dau. Abigail wife of Capt. Ebenezer Coley. Distribution, 24 Aug. 1801, of the dower of Abigail, widow of Samuel, to the children of Abigail late wife of Ebenezer Coley (only heir): Morehouse Coley; Ebenezer Coley, Jr.; Samuel Coley: Michael Coley; Levi Coley; Abigail wife of Shubael Gorham; Mary wife of Abraham Baker.
Children, one rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
Abigail, b. 22 Mar. 1744, bapt. 18 Sept. 1748, d. 3 Feb. 1797; m. 11 Aug. 1763, Ebenezer Coley, of Weston.
Infant, d. 19 May 1747.
Infant, d. 1 Sept. 1748.
Mary, bapt. 24 Jan., d. 10 Feb. 1756.
Child, stillborn 14 Mar. 1761.
31. Morehouse, Gideon, s. of Gideon.
Born abt. 1718; d. at Westport, 29 Jan. 1771 (g. s.); m. (1) 3 Feb. 1742, Sarah Godfrey, dau. of Christopher, b. abt. Mar. 1718, d. 12 June 1756 ae. 38 yrs. 3 most (g. s.); m. (2) 13 Sept. 1756, Eunice Sturges, dau. of Eleazer, b. 16 Aug. 1731, d. 6 Mar. 1819 ae. 89. She m. (2) 27 Jan. 1791, Daniel Morehouse of Weston.
Deacon, Greens Farms Church.
Adm'n granted 2 Apr. 1771, to Ebenezer and Grumman Morehouse; Eunice Morehouse was appointed guardian to her youngest six children. Distribution 15 Aug. 1772: eldest son Ebenezer; sons Grumman, Gideon, Jesse, Abijah; daus. Hannah, Rhoda, Mary, Eunice; sons Samuel, Abraham, Gershom, Stephen; youngest son Benjamin. Dower set to widow Eunice.
Children [by first wife], rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
51+Ebenezer, b. 1, bapt. 23 Jan. 1743.
52+Grumman, b.. 19, bapt. 23 Sept. 1744.
Gideon, b. 5 Aug., bapt. 14 Sept. 1746, d. at Westport, 25 Apr. 1783.
Abijah, b. 27 Oct., bapt. 6 Dec. 1747, d. 14 Oct. 1751 in 4 yr. (g. s.).
Sarah, b. 14 Apr. 1749, d. 26 May 1769 ae. 20-0-30 (g. s.).
53+Jesse, b. 7 Sept. 1750.
Abijah, b. 30 Apr., bapt. 10 May 1752.
Hannah, b. 12 Oct., bapt. 14 Nov. 1753, d. 18 Mar. 1784(Sarah, dau. of Hannah Morehouse, bapt. at Westport, 30 Oct. 1774), m. 12 Nov. 1780, Noah T. Hanford.
Rhoda, b. 16 May, bapt. 22 June 1755; m. (1) 8 Oct. 1778, Caleb Disbrow, Jr.; m. (2) 6 May 1792, Elijah Gray of Weston.
Children [by second wife], rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
Mary, b. 26 Apr., bapt. 10 July 1757; m. 20 July 1783, Thomas Taylor, of Norwalk.
Samuel, b. 11 Feb., bapt. 25 Mar. 1759, d. 7 Jan. 1831 ae. 71 yrs. 10 mos.; will 5 Mar. 1828, proved 5 Feb. 1831; m. 25 Feb. 1782 [23 Feb. 1783 by church rec.], Mary Bradley, b. 2 Sept. 1758, d 10 Oct. 1852 ae. 94-1-8 (Dates from Bible record, which also gives children of Samuel: Gideon, b.. 16 Nov. 1783, bapt 22 Mar. 1784, d. 9 Apr. 1861 ae. 77-4-24 (g. s., Fairfield West Cemetery); m. (1) ?; m. (2) Polly Sherwood, b 15 Aug. 1795, d. 26 Jan. 1823; m (3) Eunice Robinson, dau of Capt. William, who d. 7 Oct. 1854 ae. 63-9-20 (g. s.). Mary, b. 23 Apr., bapt. 30 July 1786, d. 10 May 1787. Esther, b.. 9 Mar., bapt. 13 Apr. 1788, d. 24 Jan. 1871 ae. 82 yrs. 10 mos.; m. 25 Dec. 1808, Gershom Bulkley. Samuel, b. 25 Mar., bapt. 28 May 1791, d. 23 June 1832 ae. 41. Sarah-Bradley, b. 17 Jan., bapt. 23 June 1793 d. 22 Dec. 1833 ae. 40; m. Francis Bulkley. Sturges, b.. 13 Jan., bapt. 14 May 1797, d. 2 Sept. 1841 ae. 44. Burr-Bradley, b. 10 Sept. 1799, bapt. 31 Aug. 1800, d. 12 Jan. 1848 ae. 48-4-2).
Eunice, b. 8 Jan., bapt. 22 Feb. 1761 ; (Wakeman Burritt, son of Eunice Morehouse, bapt. at Westport, 23 Mar. 1783.) ? m. 13 May 1790, John Coley.
Abraham, bapt. 13 Nov. 1763, d. at Westport, 21 Feb. 1816 ae 53 (g. s.); m. 5 Oct. 1785, Mary Taylor, b. abt. 1760, d. 29 Mar. 1842 ae. 82 (g s.) (Adm'n granted, 4 Mar. 1816, to Samuel T. Morehouse. Distribution of Abraham's Est., 27 Mar. 1817 widow Mary; children, Laurinda wife of John Andrews, Abraham, Samuel T., and Mary wife of Lyman Banks. The children were bapt. at Westport: Lorinda, bapt. 6 May 1787, m. 17 Jan. 1808, John Andrews, Jr. Abijah, bapt. 14 Dec. 1788, d. at N. Y., 9 Feb. 1812 ae. 23. Abraham, bapt. 8 May 1791, d. 13 Sept. 1828 ae. 36 (g. s.). Samuel-Taylor, bapt. 3 Mar. 1793 m. 15 Feb. 1818, Harriet Burr. Jarvis, bapt. 21 May 1797, d. at Albany, 26 Aug. 1815 ae. 18 yrs. 5 mos.. Polly, bapt. 3 Mar 1799; m. 12 Jan. 1817, Lyman Banks..
Gershom, b. 22 Oct. 1764 (Pension rec., error for 1765), bapt. 15 Dec 1765; rem. 1783 to Salem, Westchester County, N. Y., 1787 to New Milford, Conn., 1788 to Ballston (Greenfield), Saratoga County, N. Y.; res. Greenfield 1833, and Providence, N. Y., 1855.
Stephen, bapt. 24 Jan. 1768, d. abt. 1840; m. 20 Jan. 1791, Esther Taylor, of Norwalk (Children, bapt. Westport Esther, bapt. 25 Nov. 1792; Lorinda, bapt. 22 Jan. 1797.)
Benjamin, bapt. 25 Mar. 1770; m. at Milford, 15 Mar. 1795, Temperance Cable; dau. of George, bapt. 19 May 1771.
32. Morehouse, Zaccheus, s. of Gideon.
Born abt. 1722; d. at Redding, 4 Oct. 1780 in 59 yr. (g. s.); m. 24 Dec. 1744, Abigail Sturges, dau. of John.
Children, rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
Betty, b. 8 Nov., bapt. 29 Dec. 1745.
Infant, d. 22 Oct. 1747.
Two infant sons, d. 27 Jan. 1749.
Zaccheus, b. 4 June, bapt. 8 July 1753.
Sturgis, b. 11, bapt. 17 Nov. 1754.
John, bapt. 27 Feb., d. 10 Mar. 1756.
Child, stillborn 27 Feb. 1756.
Abigail, b. 1, bapt. 2 Aug. 1757; m. Isaac Drew.
Mary, b. 30 Apr., bapt. 6 May 1759.
Sarah, b. 14 Nov. 1760.
John, b. 26 May 1763; m. at Redding, 4 Nov. 1784, Grace Wheeler; dau. of Ephraim, bapt. 12 June 1763 (Children, rec.. Redding: Zaccheus, b. 17 Feb. 1787; Clary, b. 10 Mar. 1791.)
33. Morehouse, John, s. of Gideon.
Born abt. 1727; d 13 June 1753; m. 16 May 1745, Mary Jessup, dau. of Edward, b. 28 Sept. 1729, d. 29 Mar. 1815 ae. 85 (g. s.). She m. (2) 30 July 1754, Gershom Sturges; and (3) 7 Feb. 1765, Samuel Taylor of Norwalk;.
Adm'n granted to widow Mary, 9 Aug. 1753. Distribution, Mar. 1762: Widow; eldest son Gideon, Jr.; Mary Morehouse; Edward; John; Joseph.
Dower set to Mary Taylor as widow of John Morehouse was distributed to the children, 1815: eldest son Gideon; Joseph Morehouse; Mary wife of Nathan Raymond; heirs of John Morehouse dec'd.
Children, rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
Gideon, b. 7 Dec. 1746, bapt. 1 May 1748, d. at Westport, 5 Aug. 1829 ae. 83-7-18 (g. s.); chose Gideon Morehouse for guardian, Sept. 1761.
Edward, b. 13 Apr., bapt. 1 May 1748, d. y.
Mary, b. 23 Nov. 1749, bapt. 7 Jan. 1750; m. Nathan Raymond; res. 1781, Ballston, N. Y.
John, b. 25 Aug ., bapt. 1 Sept. 1751.
Joseph, b. 11, bapt. 14 June 1753; res. 1775 and 1781, Ballston, N.Y., living 1815; m. 19 Dec. 1773, Mary Bulkley, b. 5 Sept. 1755 (·Children (incomplete): Joseph, b. 18 Dec, 1774, d. in Mich., 1 July 1848; m. (1) Amanda Merrill, who d. at Greenfield, N. Y., 23 Jan. 1827 in 52 yr.; m. (2) Rebecca ? , who d. at Greenfield, 27 Sept. 1846 ae 69. John, b. 19 Sept. 1776, d. "out West" 29 Aug. 1859; m. Esther Bennett. Jesup. Bradley, of Battle Creek, Mich. [Old Northwest Gen. Quarterly, vol. 6, p. 100 ].) He conveyed in 1775 to John Morehouse, Jr., of Fairfield, reserving right to heirs of gr. father Gideon Morehouse to pass, and the thirds of gr. mother Mary Morehouse.
34. Morehouse, Jonathan, s. of Jonathan.
Bapt. 14 Mar. 1708.
Children, two bapt. Greenfield, seven Redding:
Rebecca, bapt. 29 July 1731; ? m. 19 Sept. 1746, Robert Meeker.
Sarah, bapt. 16 Dec. 1733, d. y.
Sarah, bapt. 20 June 1736; [ ? m. 2 Dec 1762, Joseph Rumsey; but Rumsey's wife d. 10 Mar. 1763 ae. 20 or 21, which does not correspond.]
Joanna, bapt. 15 Apr. 1738.
Mary, bapt. 15 Apr. 1738.
Hannah, bapt. 3 June 1739.
Elijah, bapt. 11 Mar. 1742; m. Rebecca Beers, dau. of Anthony of Norwalk.
Phebe, bapt. 27 Mar. 1744, d. at Brookfield in 1806; m. (1) 30 Apr. 1762, David Bartram; m. (2) ? Morehouse.
Ruth, bapt. 14 June 1747; ? m. 3 Dec. 1763 ( 1 Dec. 1764, by Danbury rec.), Elijah Burchard.
36. Morehouse, David, s. of Daniel.
Born 31 Mar. 1744; d. at Weston in 1808.
He m. at Weston, 11 Nov. 1770, Ann Squire.
Dower set to widow Ann, 24 Mar. 1808. Distribution, 21 Mar. 1810: sons Daniel, Othniel, Thaddeus, David; daus. Abigail wife of Truman Thorp, Anna wife of Elihu( ?) Barlow, Sarah wife of William Pierce, Polly Pine.
This David was called "Jr." at marriage to distinguish him from David son of Jabez, b. 1740.
Children, bapt. Trinity Church:
Daniel, d. at Danbury in 1815; adm'n granted, 28 Mar. 1815, to Nathan Bulkley and Abel B. Gregory; dower set to widow Abigail; m. Abigail ?
Abigail, m. Truman Thorp.
Mary, bapt. 11 Nov. 1790; m. (1) ? Pine; m. (2) Abel B. Gregory, of Danbury.
Othniel, bapt. 11 Nov. 1790; m. at Weston, 20 Apr. 1806, Susanna Nash.
Sarah (twin), bapt. 1 Nov. 1791; m. at Weston, 31 Mar. 1806, William Pearce.
Elizabeth (twin), bapt. 1 Nov. 1791, d. young.
David, bapt. 1 May 1793.
Anna, bapt. 2 June 1794; m. 23 Mar. 1802, Elnathan Barlow.
David, bapt. 28 Apr. 1799.
37. Morehouse, Joseph, s. of Stephen.
Born 17 Feb. 1723/4; d. at Redding, in 1770.
He m. 26 Mar. 1747, Elizabeth Silliman, dau. of Nathaniel, b. 1 Feb. 1725/6.
Adm'n was granted, 27 Apr. 1770, to Elizabeth Morehouse of Redding. Joseph Morehouse of Redding chose mother Elizabeth for guardian 1770, and she was appointed for Phebe.
Children, rec. Fairfield:
Joseph, b. 13 Jan. 1754.
Elizabeth, b. 8 July 1757.
David, b. 25 Oct. 1759.
Phebe, b. 3 May 1763.
38. Morehouse, Gershom, s. of Gershom. Ens., east company, Redding, May 1765; 1st Lt., Nov. 1776; Capt.
Born 5 Nov. 1727; d. at Redding, 22 Jan. 1805 ae. 72 -2-6 (g. s.)
He m. 18 Jan. 1749, Anna Sanford, dau. of Joseph, b. 15 Feb. 1731/2, d. 27 July 1822 in 91 yr. (g. s.).
Will 11 Jan. 1799, proved 12 Feb. 1805; wife Anna; two sons, Billy, Aaron; children, Tabby Sanford, Jane Osborn, Lucy Morgan, Elizabeth Ruth Goodsell, Polly Barnard; Daniel son of my dec'd dau. Anna.
Children, rec. Fairfield, bapt. Redding:
Peter, b. 27 Feb. 1750, "Abner" d. at Redding, 14 Sept. 1766 ae. 17.
Tabby, b. 4 July 1752; m. 15 Nov. 1770, Ephraim Sanford.
Ezra, b. 15, bapt. 28 Apr. 1754, d. y.
Billy, b. 12 June, bapt. 18 July 1756; m. (1) 5 Mar. 1778, Ruth Guire, who d. 23 Oct. 1796; m. (2) 23 Sept. 1797, Sarah Mallory, bapt. 8 May 1763 (Children by first wife, rec. Redding: 1. Olive, b. 4 July, bapt. 22 Aug. 1779, d. 9 Oct. 1812 ae. 33; m. 14 Dec. 1799 Daniel Sanford. 2. Peter, b. 22 July 1781, d. at Ridgefield in 1828; m. at Weston, 15 Oct. 1805, Ruth Osborn; his will, 15 Nov. 1819, proved 29 Aug. 1828, named wife Ruth, Tabitha wife of Thomas Olmstead, Aaron Morehouse, Jr., and David Sanford and Emily Sanford, children of sister Olive dec'd. 3. Charles, b. 30 Nov. 1785. 4. Tabitha, b. 26 Apr. 1788; m. Thomas Olmstead. 5. Aaron, b. 14 Sept. 1795.)
Aaron, b. 2, bapt. 4 June 1758, d. at Redding, 3 Dec. 1833 ae. 75 (g. s.); lived in Newtown last 6 yrs.; m. 19 Aug. 1787, Urania Starr, who d. 2 May 1830 ae. 61 (g. s.) (Children, rec. Redding: Starr-Hill b. 29 Jan. 1788; Flora, b. 19 Nov. 1789; Betsey, b. 11 Jan. 1793; Anna, b. 13 May 1795; William, b. 25 Apr. 1797.)
Jane, b. 7, bapt. 5( ?) Nov. 1760; m. 28 Jan. 1778, Daniel Osborn.
Ann bapt. 19 June 1763.
Hill bapt. 5 May 1765, d. y.
Lucy, bapt. 12 July 1767; m. ? Morgan.
Betty, bapt. 6 Aug. 1769, d. y.
Elizabeth-Ruth, bapt. 10 Nov. 1771; m. ? Goodsell.
Polly bapt. 15 May 1774.
Polly bapt. 4 May 1777; m. ? Barnard.
39. Morehouse, Abijah, s. of Abijah. Lt., 1st Co., 4th Regt., Jan. 1778.
Bapt. 19 Mar. 1748/9.
He m. 1 Nov. 1770, Mary Allen; dau. of David, b. 6 May 1752.
Children, rec. and bapt. Fairfield:
Mary, b. 16 Nov. 1771, bapt. 19 Apr. 1772; ? m. 18 Mar. 1790, Jesse Bradley, of Greenfield.
Aaron, b. 10 Sept., bapt. 31 Oct. 1773; ? m. at Weston, 6 June 1792, Parthena Gilbert, of Wilton.
Edward-Allen, b. 5 Oct., bapt. 26 Nov. 1775; m. at Greenfield, 2 Sept. 1798, Betsey Webb.
Abijah, b. 8 May, bapt. 14 June 1778, d. at Bridgeport in 1819 ae. 40; m. Rachel Burr, dau. of Jesse, b. abt. 1782, d. Jan. 1817 ae. 34.
Gold, b. 23 Jan., bapt 15 Apr. 1781; m. 7 Mar. 1802, Betsey Meeker of Greenfield (Child, bapt. Fairfield: Alethea, bapt. 8 Aug. 1802 (offered by her gr. mother Mary Morehouse.)
Henry, b. 26 Mar., bapt. 4 May 1783.
Benjamin, b. 9 Mar., bapt. 15 May 1785.
Cretia, b. 5 Aug., bapt. 31 Aug. 1788.
Frederick, b. 27 Nov. 1791, bapt. 8 Jan. 1792.
Ellen, b. 16 July 1794 [1793?], bapt. 30 Mar. 1794; said to have m. ? Lawrence.
George, b. 21 Mar., bapt. 15 May 1796.
40. Morehouse, Uriah, s. of John.
Bapt. 17 June 1739; d. at Fairfield, 27 Jan. 1827 ae. 87 (g. s.); m. (1) Sarah Wheeler, dau. of Ephraim and Sarah (Wilcoxson) Wheeler, b. at Stratford, 21 June 1746, d. 10 Oct. 1776 in 31 yr. (g. s.); m. (2) at Oxford, 19 Dec. 1786, Beulah Lewis, dau. of William, bapt. Mar. 1746, d. 27 Oct. 1813 in 67 yr. (g. s.).
Adm'n granted to John Morehouse, 26 Feb. 1827.
Child [by first wife], bapt. Fairfield:
John, b. 28 July, bapt. 22 Sept. 1776, d. 5 Jan. 1847 ae. 70 (g. s.); m. (1) 21 Oct. 1798, Hannah Gold; dau. of Abel, bapt. 17 June 1777, d. 25 Oct. 1819 ae. 42 (g. s.); m (2) Charry Ogden; dau. of David, bapt. 26 Mar. 1786,. d. 18 Jan. 1850 in 64 yr. (g. s.) (Children. by first wife, bapt Fairfield: Sarah Wheeler, bapt. 22 Dec. 1799; Ellen Burr, bapt 9 May 1802.)
41. Morehouse, William, s. of John. Corp. in Revolutionary War.
Born 3 Jan. 1750 (Pension rec.); d. at Fairfield, 25 Dec. 1824 ae. 75 (g. s.); m. 6 Dec. 1781, Ann Burr, b. 9 Dec. 1756, d. 13 May 1843 ae. 86 yrs. 5 mos. (g. s.).
Will 17 Dec. 1824, proved 18 Jan. 1825; wife Ann; three children, Ann, William, and Sarah; George, Mary-Burr, Abby-Bibbins, and Sally-Ann, the four children of my late son Stephen; Sally, widow of my dec'd son Stephen.
Children, bapt. Fairfield:
Anna, bapt. 27 Oct. 1782, d. 6 Aug. 1825 ae. 42 yrs. 11 mos. (g. s.); m. 22 Sept. 1802, Billy Bibbins.
Sarah, bapt. 29 Aug. 1784, d. 30 Jan. 1862 ae. 77 yrs. 6 mos. (g. s.); m. 11 Dec. 1825, Billy Bibbins.
William (twin), b. 22 July, bapt. 29 Aug. 1784, d. 21 May 1860 ae. 75 yrs. 10 mos. (g. s.); Deacon; m. 23 Mar. 1809, Esther Burr, b. 10 Mar. 1786, d. 29 Oct. 1855 ae. 69-7-19 (g. s.).
Stephen, bapt. 20 May 1787, drowned [off Black Rock Harbor], 28 Oct. 1817 ae. 30 yrs. 6 mos. (g. s.); m. Sally Bibbins, dau. of Israel, bapt. 26 Feb. 1786, d. 23 Nov. 1865 ae. 80 yrs. 1 mo. (g. s.).
Seth-Burr, bapt. 10 Oct. 1794.
Silliman-Burr, bapt. 28 Aug. 1796.
42. Morehouse, Samuel, s. of Abraham.
Born 8 Apr. 1724 ; d. at Fairfield, 5 Apr. 1773 in 49 yr. (g. s.); m. 8 July 1744, Ruth Wilson, dau. of Nathaniel, bapt. 1 May 1720, d. 28 Apr. 1775.
Will of Samuel 2d, 15 Mar., proved 3 May 1773; wife Ruth; dau. Lois wife of Seth Silliman; two daus. Ruth and Eunice Morehouse; son Isaac Morehouse; youngest son Abraham Morehouse.
Children, rec. and bapt. Fairfield:
Lois, b. 24 Feb., bapt. 2 Mar. 1745/6, d. at Stratfield. 13 July 1807 in 63 yr. (g. s.); m. Seth Silliman.
Isaac, b. 31 Aug, bapt. 1 Sept. 1749, d. 1797; m. Sarah [Knapp], who d. at Stratfield, 22 Aug. 1837 ae. 86 (g. s.) (Adm'n granted, 27 Feb. 1797, to Sarah and Abraham Morehouse; David Burr, Jr., surety. Distribution 15 Aug. 1800: Widow; sons Samuel, Isaac; daus. Eunice, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ruth. Children, bapt. Fairfield: Elizabeth, bapt. 27 Mar. 1776; Eunice, bapt. 15 Apr. 1778; Samuel, bapt. 26 Dec. 1779; Sarah, bapt. 4 Sept. 1782: Samuel, bapt. 24 Feb. 1784 [Abigail, wife of Samuel, d. at Stratfield, 29 Aug. 1826 ae. 44 (g. s.)].)
Elizabeth, b. 15 Aug., bapt. 2 Sept. 1753, d. 12 Aug. 1756.
Ruth (twin), b. 15 Aug., bapt. 2 Sept. 1753, d. at Stratfield, 4 Jan. 1829 ae. 75 (g s.); m. Ezra Hawley.
Eunice, b. 6 Aug., bapt. 12 Sept. 1756, d. at Stratfield, 1 Dec. 1823 in 68 yr. (g. s.); m. Robert Wilson.
Abraham, b. 26 Mar., bapt. 2 Apr. 1758, d. at Fairfield, 12 Sept. 1841 ae. 84 (g. s.); m. 17 Feb. 1780, Ruth Wilson, bapt. 17 Dec. 1758, d. 30 Oct. 1835 in 77 yr. (g. s.) (Children, bapt. Fairfield: Nathaniel, Ruth, and Sally, bapt. 30 Nov. 1786; Joseph, bapt. 6 May 1787; Anson, bapt. 24 May 1789. Perhaps this was the Anson who m. Milly [Godfrey]. Adm'n on Abraham's estate was granted 18 Sept. 1841. Distribution to children: heirs of Nathaniel (Catherine wife of John Bulkley, and Jane L. Morehouse); Ruth wife of John Lyon; Sally wife of Samuel O. Seeley; Anson Morehouse; and Clara wife of Alden Wilson.
Elizabeth, bapt. 1 June 1760, d. y.
43. Morehouse, Silvanus, s. of Abraham.
Born 14 Dec. 1725.
He m. 3 Nov. 1747, Mary Hall, dau. of Samuel, b. 18 Sept. 1726.
Children, rec Fairfield, bapt. Easton:
Silas, b. 20 July 1763, bapt. 20 July 1764.
Andrew, b. 5 May, bapt. 8 June 1766.
44. Morehouse, Daniel, s. of Abraham.
Born 27 Apr. 1732; d. abt. 1780.
He m. 15 Apr. 1755, Sarah Sturgis, dau. of Solomon, b. 20 Mar. 1733.
Children, rec. and bapt. Fairfield:
Abraham, b. Nov., bapt. 30 Nov. 1755; m. 3 Feb. 1791, Sarah Bulkley; dau. of Ebenezer, b. 2 May 1773 (Children, bapt. Fairfield: Daniel, bapt. 23 Mar. 1793; Maltby-Bulkley, bapt. 9 Nov. 1794; Harriet, bapt. 16 May 1798; Maria-Sturges, bapt. 2 Sept. 1804).
Esther, b. 15 Feb. 1757, prob. d. y.
Esther, b. 8 Nov. 1762 (Weston rec.); m. 30 May 1783, Dimon Wheeler.
?Abigail, d. by 1794. Order, 10 Feb. 1794, to distribute the Est. of Abigail Morehouse, a minor, dec'd to Abraham Morehouse and to Esther wife of Dimon Wheeler.
45. Morehouse, Seth, s. of Abraham.
Born 8 July 1734; d. at Fairfield, Mar. 1799; m. (1) Ruth Sherwood, perhaps widow of David Sherwood; and dau. of Daniel Summers, b. 4 Dec. 1741. He m. (2) abt. 1789, Hannah, widow of Ebenezer Bulkley, and dau. of Jonathan Maltby of Stamford, b. 5 Oct. 1741, d. 3 Oct. 1820 ae. 79.
Seth Morehouse and Hannah his wife, of Fairfield, conveyed to Nathan Bulkley, 1790, her right from former husband, Ebenezer Bulkley dec'd.
Will 9, proved 28 Mar. 1799; wife Hannah; four daus. Charity Wilson, Clarey Wakeman, Elizabeth Haines, Parthenia Bulkley; three sons, Elijah, Lyman, and Daniel Morehouse.
Distribution 11 Nov. 1820, to the heirs, of the dower that had been set to Seth's widow: heirs of Elijah dec'd; son Lyman; son Daniel.
Children [by first wife], three bapt. Fairfield:
Charity, bapt. at Stratfield, 20 May 1770; [d. at Stratfield, 23 Apr. 1850 in 77 yr. (g. s.)]; m. [Justus] Wilson.
Clara, b. 26 May 1773, d. 16 Nov. 1821; m. 9 Apr. 1794, David Wakeman.
Elijah, m. 15 Mar. 1789, Hannah Bulkley, b. 14 Oct. 1768.
Elizabeth, bapt. 20 July 1775, d. y.
Elizabeth, bapt. 6 Sept. 1778; m. ? Haynes.
Lyman, bapt. 31 Jan. 1779.
Parthenia, bapt. 19 Mar. 1780; d. 18 Feb. 1847 ae. 67 (g. s.); m.
Daniel, bapt. 26 Aug. 1781.
46. Morehouse, Solomon, s. of Jehu. Ens., 7th Co., 4th Regt., Army, Mar. 1758; 2d Lt., 5th Co., 3d Regt., Mar. 1759; 2d Lt., 4th Co., 3d Regt., Mar. 1760; Capt.
Born 28 Nov. 1731; d. at Westport, 15 May 1808 ae. 76-5-13 (g s.).
He m. Miriam Couch, b. 14 Apr. 1737, d. 19 Mar. 1824 in 87 yr. (g. s.).
Children, bapt. Westport:
Solomon, bapt. 8 Oct. 1761; m. 27 June 1790, Eleanor Meeker; dau. of Seth, bapt. 18 Mar. 1770 (Children, bapt. Westport: Nabby, bapt. 4 Nov. 1792; Henry, bapt. 4 Sept. 1796; Molly, bapt. 29 Jan. 1800.)
Lydia, b. 6 July, bapt. 21 Aug. 1763, d. at Westport, 28 July 1814 ae. 51 yrs. 22 days (g. s.); m. 13 Jan. 1786, Jesup Darling.
Ellen, bapt. 24 Nov. 1765; m. 31 Dec. 1786, Stephen Morehouse.
Molly, bapt. 14 Feb. 1768.
David, bapt. 21 July 1771.
Sarah, b. [28 Jan. 1774], bapt. 17 July 1774, d. at Westport, 19 Feb. 1849 ae. 75-0-22 (g. s.); m. 27 Jan. 1799, Jesse Jennings.
Samuel, bapt. 25 Aug. 1776.
Ezra, bapt. 21 Feb. 1779.
47. Morehouse, Daniel, s. of David.
Born 23 Mar. 1727; prob. d. at Westport, 25 Apr. 1815 in 90 yr.
He m. (1) 17 Oct. 1751, Mary Sturgis, dau. of John.
He m. (2) 27 Jan. 1791, Widow Eunice Morehouse. She was widow of Gideon Morehouse, and dau. of Eleazer Sturges, b. 16 Aug. 1731, d. 6 Mar. 1819 ae. 89.
Possible child ?
Lydia, b. by 1759; m. at Norwalk, Dec. 1775, Gideon Lockwood.
48. Morehouse, David [s. of David?].
He m. at Weston, 3 Apr. 1761, Sarah Hanford, dau. of Eleazer, b. 1746.
Children, rec. Norwalk:
Samuel, b. 29 Mar. 1762.
Sarah, b. 26 July 1763.
David, b. 28 Nov. 1764, d. at Cohocton, Steuben County, N. Y., 16 Nov. 1839 (Pension rec.), m. at Stillwater, Saratoga County, N.Y., 14 Nov. 1785, Tryphena Bidwell, b. 7 June 1765.
Anna, b. 17 July 1766.
Esther, b. 15 Feb. 1768.
Rhoda, b. 23 Dec. 1769.
Hanford, b. 4 Nov. 1773.
Noah, b. 5 May 1775; m. 9 Mar. 1797, Hannah Gregory.
Lydia, b. 28 Dec. 1776.
Isaac, b. 1 Aug. 1778.
Hannah, b. 27 Oct. 1781.
Aaron, b. 2 May 1783; ? m. at Westport, 25 Oct. 1807, Eunice Bulkley.
Letty, b. 14 Dec. 1784.
Polly, b. 26 Apr. 1787.
49. Morehouse, Joseph [s. of David?].
Born 6 Mar. 1733.
He m. 12 Jan. 1758, Hannah Banks, b. 7 July 1739.
Children, rec. Weston : (Sally Morehouse, gr. dau. of Joseph, b. 21 May 1783.)
Daniel, b. 26 Nov. 1758.
Molly, b. 25 Nov. 1760.
Banks, b. 23 Jan. 1763; res. 1832, Blenheim, N. Y.; m. (1) 5 Aug. 1784, Jane Sturges, dau. of John, 4th, b. [18 Jan. 1763], d. at Weston, 3 Feb. 1789 ae. 26 yrs. 16 days (g. s.); m. (2) 27 May 1790, Eunice Morehouse (Bapt. at Trinity Church: Eunice wife of Banks Morehouse, 8 Aug. 1790; children- Jane, bapt. 10 July 1791; Munson, bapt. 4 Aug. 1793; John-Banks, bapt. 30 Aug. 1795).
Hannah, b. 15 Jan. 1765; ? m.. at Weston, 14 June 1781, Ezekiel Sturges.
Sarah, b. 5 May 1767.
Joseph, b. 5 Feb. 1771.
Jonathan, b. 25 Jan. 1780.
50. Morehouse, David, s. of Jabez. Ens., Weston Trainband, 4th Regt., Oct. 1777.
Born 14 Aug. 1740.
He m. at Westport, 25 Jan. 1764, Thankful Couch; dau. of Solomon, bapt. 6 Feb. 1743.
David and Thankful conveyed land in Weston in 1784.
Children, bapt. Weston:
Milly, bapt. 23 Sept. 1764; m. 20 Jan. 1783, Stephen Williams.
Elizabeth, bapt. 8 Feb. 1768.
Sarah, bapt. 18 Mar. 1770.
51. Morehouse, Ebenezer, s. of Gideon. Ens., 6th Co., 4th Regt., Jan. 1778; Lt., Nov. 1780.
Born 1 Jan. 1743; d. at Westport, 5 Jan. 1829 ae. 86 (g. s.); m. 22 Sept. 1779 Temperance Andrews, widow of John, b. 16 Jan. 1739, d. 18 Mar. 1819 ae. 79 (g. s.). She was dau. of George Cable.
Will 5 Sept. 1828, proved 12 Jan. 1829; to Gideon M. Jennings, Joseph Jennings, Emma wife of Joseph H. Wakeman, all children of Jesse Jennings, right in land at Greensfarms; residue to Esther wife of Abraham Morehouse and to Betsey wife of George N. Hurlbut and Ebenezer M. Disbro, both children of Samuel and Sarah Disbro; nephew Joseph Hanford, an idiot living with me, to have maintenance.
52. Morehouse, Grumman, s. of Gideon. Ens., Fairfield Guards, Apr. 1782.
Born 19 Sept. 1744; d. at Westport, 15 Apr. 1833 ae. 88 (g. s.); m. 29 May 1768, Huldah Elwood, bapt. 11 Mar. 1744, d. 19 May 1815 ae. 71 (g. s.) [9 May ae. 71 yrs. 9 mos. by church record].
Distribution, 25 Oct. 1833: dau. Sarah Jennings; dau. Abigail wife of Moses Taylor; dau. Mary Morehouse; dau. Huldah wife of Aaron Burr.
Children, bapt. Westport:
Infant, d. 26 Dec. 1768.
Sarah, b. [30 Dec. 1769], bapt. 14 Jan. 1770, d. at Westport, 28 Jan. 1845 ae. 75-1-29 (g. s.); m. 5 June 1791, Joshua Jennings, Jr.
Mary, bapt. 6 July 1772, d. at Westport, 18 May 1854 ae. 81-9-19 (g. s.).
Abigail, bapt. 7 May 1775, d. 21 Sept. 1858 ae. 84 (g. s.); m. 23 June 1796, Moses Taylor.
Huldah, bapt. 30 Aug. 1778, d. 12 Jan. 1848 in 69 yr. (g. s.); m. 3 Apr. 1799, Aaron Burr.
53. Morehouse, Jesse, s. of Gideon.
Born 7 Sept. 1750, d. at Redding, 11 Apr. 1827 ae. 76 (g. s.); m. 16 June 1779, Hannah Mills, bapt. 5 Mar. 1758, d. 11 Oct. 1832 ae. 78 (g. s.).
Will 10 Mar. 1827, proved 8 May 1827; wife Hannah; sons Ebenezer and Jesse, Jr.; daus. Betty wife of Joseph Burr, Hannah wife of Jeremiah Everit, and Abigail wife of Hezekiah Hull.
Betty, bapt. at Westport, 9 Mar. 1780; m. 19 Aug. 1798, Joseph Burr.
Ebenezer, b. [Oct. 1781], d. at Redding, 6 June 1847 ae. 65 yrs. 8 mos. (g. s.).
Jesse, bapt. at Westport, 28 May 1786.
Hannah, bapt. at Weston, 24 June 1792; m. Jeremiah Everit.
Abigail, bapt. at Weston, 14 Aug. 1796; m. Hezekiah Hull.
Lois m. 25 Mar. 1756, Peter Parsons. [Fairfield rec.]
Amarillis m. 21 Feb. 1780, Philip Hubbard. [Greens Farms Church]
Abigail m. 21 Nov. 1790, Adam Oysterbanks. [Greens Farms Church]
Anna m. 4 Sept. 1774, David Coley, Esq. [Weston Church]
John Odell was appointed guardian to Riel Morehouse, 7 Oct. 1772. Adm'n on estate of Riel of Fairfield was granted, 28 Mar. 1791, to Zeba Westcott.
Adm'n on Est. of Abigail Morehouse of Weston granted, 20 Nov. 1791, to Abraham Morehouse of Fairfield.
Adm'n on Est. of Gideon Morehouse of Weston granted, 10 Jan. 1816, to Jesse Morehouse, with Peter Bradley as surety.
Ephraim m. Huldah Sherman, dau. of Josiah, b. Mar. 1758.
Samuel d. Nov. 1773 ae. abt. 50 [Greenfield Church]. The Perry Diary mentions this death as abt. 1 Nov. 1773 and calls him "the shepherd"; and enters also the death of the other Samuel (son of Abraham) on 6 Apr. 1773.
David of Fairfield, but which David appears not, was in prison at Norwich, Jan. 1778, evidently as a loyalist.
Stephen m. 31 Dec. 1786, Ellen Morehouse, of Norwalk. [Greens Farms Church] He was b. abt. 1761, and d. at Norwalk, 24 Jan. 1833 (Pension rec.), his widow Ellen surviving.
Elizabeth of Stratfield m. 18 Nov. 1793, Seth Silliman, Jr. [Fairfield Church]
Isaac, b. abt. 1763, res. 1833 Hebron, Washington County, N.Y.; bro. of Stephen, b. at Norwalk abt. 1747, enlisted from New Fairfield 1775, res. 1834 Warrensburgh, Warren County, N.Y.
Ann m. 18 Apr. 1782, Samuel Ogden. [Weston Church]
Joseph m. 24 Jan. 1788, Eleanor Bixby. [Weston Church]
Eunice m. 27 May 1790, Banks Morehouse. [Weston Church]
? of Norwalk m. 27 June 1782, Aaron Sturges. [Greens Farms Church]
Olive m. 14 Dec. 1799, Daniel Sanford. [Redding rec.]
? m. Abigail Cable, bapt. 8 Nov. 1778.
Sarah of Norwalk m. 3 Aug. 1806, Eliphalet Stratton. [Greens Farms Church]
Eleanor m. 8 May 1808, David Craft. [Greens Farms Church]
Mary had dau. Sarah, bapt. 2 Oct. 1785. [Trinity Church]
Polly of Weston m. 27 July 1800, Ralph Burn of Milford. [Greens Farms Church]
Elizabeth d. 22 June 1755. [Redding Church]
DONALD LINES JACOBUS, M.A.
MOREHOUSE. Martha (Hobby), widow of Thomas Morehouse (I: 420), m. (2) Abraham Adams.
Daniel (I: 424), will dated 23 Jan. 1738/9, proved 24 July 1739 [correct the dates wrongly stated].
Lemuel (I: 427) and his son Lemuel, note correction in footnote, II: 662.
Of the children of Samuel (II: 662-3), Catherine m. Daniel Comstock of Kent as stated; Elizabeth d. at New Milford in 1755 unm.; Ebenezer was serving 1755 in the French and Indian War; and Trial did not d. young, but m. at New Milford. 2 Oct. 1745, Benjamin Gaylord, and d. there 17 July 1755. [See Probate Rec. Woodbury, estate of Elizabeth Morehouse.]
David-Wheeler (II: 666) had children by first wife: Ephraim b. 10 Jan. 1761; Nathan, b. 12 Nov. 1763; and Sarah, b. 16 Nov. 1765. By second wife: Eunice, b. 13 Jan. 1768; Andrew, b.. 11 Apr. 1770; David-Wheeler, b. 1 Mar. 1772; Mordicai. b. 12 Mar. 1774; Ezra, b. 11 Sept. 1776; and Eli, b. 22 Sept. 1778, m. in 1801, Hannah Knapp. [Family record, courtesy of John McSweeny, Esq., of Victor, Iowa.]
A family record gives somewhat different dates for some of the children of Abijah (II: 677), and adds many details. Abijah, b. 25 Jan. 1748 [l748/9], d. at Malta, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 9 Nov. 1809; m. 1 Nov. 1770, Mary Allen, b. 6 May 1752, d. at Stamford, Delaware Co., N. Y., 23 Sept. 1830.
Mary, b. l6 Nov. 1771, d. at Malta, N. Y., 27 July 1810 m. [(l) 18 Mar. 1790, Jesse Bradley, divorced and m. (2)] 14 Jan. 1798, Oliver Middlebrook (II 653).
Aaron, b. 16 Sept. 1773, d. at Coldwater, Mich., 21 Nov. 1852; m. Deborah Reynolds of Craftsmere, Winchester, N. Y., who d. at Milton, N. Y., 24 May 1844.
Edward b. 5 Oct. 1775, d. at Ballston, N. Y., in 1851; m. 2 Sept. 1798, Betsey Webb of Greenfield, Conn.
Abijah, b. 8 May 1778, d. at Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 1818; m. Rachel Burr of Fairfield.
Gould, b. 23 Feb. 1781, d. at Malta, N. Y., 12 Mar. 1866; m. 7 Mar. 1802, Betsey Meeker.
Henry, b. 26 Mar. 1783; m. Hannah Moon of Greenfield, N. Y.
Benjamin, b. 9 Mar. 17, d. at Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y., 18 Nov. 1858; m. Betsey Parsons of Ballston, N. Y.
Lucretia, b. 5 Aug. 1789, d. in Chenango Co., N. Y., 25 Sept 1855; m. Charles Blood of Ballston, N. Y.
Frederick, b. 26 Nov. 1791, d. at Malta, N. Y., 26 Nov. 1809.
Elinor, b. 16 Feb. 1794, d. at Stamford, N. Y., 2 Sept. 1866; m. Levi Lyon.
George, b. 21 Mar. 1796, d. at Malta, N. Y., 1 Oct. 1809.
[Courtesy of Mrs. Eda Whitney Safford, Burlington, Vt.]
Stephen (II: 679), bapt. 20 May 1787, m. 4 Oct. 1810, Sally Bibbins.
Abraham (II: 679), b. 26 Mar. 1758, d. 12 Sept. 1841 ae. 83-5-17 (Bible record); m. 17 Feb. 1780, Ruth Wilson, bapt. 17 Dec. 1758, d. 30 Oct. 1835 in 77 yr. (Bible record.) Of their children (see footnote): Sally, b. 4 July 1784, d. 28 Oct. 1859 ae. 75-3-24, m. Samuel O. Seeley; and Clara, b. [2 Oct. 1791], d. 16 July 1855 ae. 63-9-14, m. (1) Wilson Knapp. m. (2) 22 Nov. 1840, Alden Wilson.
Betty (II: 684), bapt. 9 Mar. 1780, m. Joseph Beers, not Burr (see II: 84).
Under "Unplaced" (II: 685) Isaac was b. abt. 1756, not 1763.
Bradley, Morehouse, Middlebrook. (Pages l35, 148, 653,
677). Mary Morehouse, dau. of Abijah, b. 16 Nov. 1771, m. (l)
18 Mar. 1790, Jesse Bradley; m. (2) 14 Jan. 1798, Oliver Middlebrook.
Jesse Bradley on p 148 (son of Elisha) is believed to be the
same who m. 28 Feb. 1798, Abigail Bulkley, so the Jesse placed
hypothetically as son of Benjamin Bradley on p. 135 should be
eliminated. A divorce between Jesse and Mary seems to be indicated.
[Contributed by Miss Loretta B. Perry, Fairfield, Corm.]