Morse in early Boston, MA
Sources for the following:
0. Samuel Morse, d. abt 1654 (will written 2:10:1654) m. Elizabeth _____. Children named in will were (in this order) John, Daniel, Mary Bullin, and Joseph (deceased) and his wife Ann. Are they these, following?:
1. John Morse m. Annis [Chickering, per Morse Genealogy]. Children, born Boston:
2. Daniel Morse m. Liddia _____. Children, born Boston:
3. Joseph Morse m. Hannah [Phillips, per Morse Genealogy]. Children, born Boston:
Morse in early Watertown, MA
The following is compiled from analysis of Watertown VR (as digitized on ancestry.com) and from the Morse Genealogy (also on ancestry.com).
The progenitor couple appears to be Joseph Morse and his wife Ester _____. (Morse Gen. affirms this and says that Ester was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (____) Pierce.) Their marriage is not found in the Watertown VR which might imply that they were married prior to arrival. (Ipswich?) The Watertown VR indicates they had four children after their arrival to Watertown. They may have had more, born before they settled in Watertown. Morse Genealogy claims that Joseph was the son of Joseph and Dorothy (_____) Morse of Ipswich who wrote a will 24 April 1646, referring to Joseph, as well as to a brother John and a sister Hannah.
There are additional MORSES of Watertown that I cannot yet place:
5. Jeremiah Morse (spelled MOSS) m. 13 Jan 1682 Abigall Woodward (p. 51). Morse Genealogy claims he was the son of Joseph and Esther (Pierce) Morse and that he removed to Groton.
6. Joseph Morse m. 20 Jan 1691 (p. 63) Grace Warrin. Child in Watertown: