Person:Elizabeth Morse (9)

Elizabeth Morse
m. 20 Jan 1690/91
  1. Joseph Morse1691 - 1756
  2. Grace Morse1694 -
  3. Mary Morse1697 -
  4. Elizabeth Morse1699/00 -
  5. Jonas Morse1703 - 1779
  6. Patience Morse1705 -
m. 8 Aug 1717
  1. Elizabeth Woods1719 -
  2. Benjamin Woods1720 -
  3. Francis Woods1722/23 -
  4. Fortunatus Woods1724/25 -
  5. Alpheus Woods1726/27 - 1794
  6. Anne Woods1729 -
  7. Sarah Woods1731 -
  8. Catherine Woods1733 -
  9. John Woods1734/35 -
  10. Lydia Woods1736 -
  11. Timothy Woods1738 -
m. 24 Nov 1747
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Morse
Gender Female
Birth[1] 4 Jan 1699/00 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 8 Aug 1717 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Col. Benjamin Woods
Marriage 24 Nov 1747 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Samuel Brigham
  1. Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908)

    Mors, Ellizabeth, d Joseph and Grace, Jan. 4, 1699-1700.

  2.   Source:Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, p. 478, plays havoc with this family. The problem seems to start with the statement that he says Benjamin Woods' will dates "furnish the only date of death", and since he says 1758 for the will, his confusion is natural. [The 1758 date appears to be his son, Benjamin Woods Jr. Middlesex Probate Index shows Benjamin Woods of Marlborough in 1740 (file 25404) and Benjamin Woods in Marlborough in 1758 (file 25408).] Based on this error, apparently, he proceeds to identify Benjamin Woods daughter Elizabeth b. 1719 as the person who m. 1747 Samuel Brigham Esq. who was born 1689, and hence 30 years older than her. The published VRs of Marlborough have been "enhanced" with the notes of Andrew Henshaw Ward, who is a reasonable genealogist, but it can be hard to tell which is the original record, and which information was added from these notes. Nevertheless, even allowing that the information is the VRs may not all e b"official", it still makes so much more sense than Hudson, that Hudson must be rejected. From the VRs, Benjamin's daughter Elizabeth married Jonathan Loring who was b. 1719, and so the same age as her, while it was his widow b. 1699 who married Samuel Brigham b. 1689, who was of the same generation as her.