Person:James Corse (4)

m. Abt 1690
  1. Ebenezer Corse1692 -
  2. James Corse1694 - 1783
  3. Elisabeth Corse1696 -
m. 17 Aug 1721
m. 16 Jul 1747
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Corse
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 2 Mar 1694 Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 17 Aug 1721 Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United Statesto Thankful Munn
Marriage 16 Jul 1747 Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Clesson
Death[1][3] 20 Sep 1783 Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[3][4] Federal Street Cemetery, Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 3. James Corse, in Thompson, Francis McGee; Lucy Jane Cutler Kellogg; and Charles Sidney Severance. History of Greenfield, Shire Town of Franklin County, Massachusetts (1682-1900). (Greenfield, Mass: Press of T. Morey & Son, 1904)

    "… James (Corse) was born in 1694, and … settled at Green River. He was the historic hunter, trapper, and scout, a fit subject for the author of the Leatherstocking tales. His common hunting ground covered the Deerfield, Green and Fall River valleys, up into southern Vermont. His traps were marked with three hacks, and he generally kept two chained together. One was found early in the nineteenth century, near the old Indian spring opposite the house of Mrs. Luke Ballard. This spring was a favorite resort for game, almost equalling the southern licks. Willard says that it was currently asserted by some that James Corse received bounty on wolves amounting to £600, by others said to be $600, and that some said that he had killed nine hundred wolves, but 'at any rate he realized a snug fortune for those days.' He served under Captain Kellogg of Deerfield in Father Rasle's War, and through the French and Indian wars of 1743-63. … Under the passport of Governor Dummer, Mr. Corse made a journey to Canada in 1730 in search of his sister, … He died September 20, 1783, aged ninety years. He was the father of thirteen children. Gad and Asher, his sons, were soldiers in the French wars. None of the name now reside in Greenfield, although there are descendants in the female line still having their residence in town."

  2. Baldwin, Thomas W. Vital records of Deerfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1920)

    "Corse, … James, s. of James and Elisabeth, [born] Mar. 20, 1693-4."

  3. 3.0 3.1 Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Greenfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts, United States: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1915)

    "Corss, … James, [died] Sept. 27, 1783, in 90th y., (gravestone record, Federal Street Cemetery) [Cors, (private record, from the diary of Rev. Roger Newton, D.D., of Greenfield, Communicated by Hon. Francis M. Thompson of Greenfield)]"

  4. James Corse, Jr, in Find A Grave.