From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Morse Ancestry in England
[See NEHGR 83 (1929):70-84, 278-294]
Robert and Agnes Morse
Robert MORSE - d. 1551-2, England. Resided at Stoke-by-Nayland,
Suffolk. Husbandman. Will dated Oct. 5, 1551, and proved Sep.
Agnes - b. about 1491; bur. Jan. 17, 1578/9 Stoke-by-Nayland,
Suffolk, England. Unwritten will Jan. 13, 1578/9.
- Thomas - b. before 1520.
- John, the Elder - b. about 1520; bur. Sep. 25, 1577, Stoke-by-Nayland.
Married Katherine (b. about 1531; bur. Aug. 26, 1594, Stoke-by-Nayland).
- Richard - b. after Oct. 5, 1530; bur. Aug. 8, 1614, Stoke-by-Nayland.
Married Oct. 18, 1562 Margerie WOOD (bur. Feb. 26, 1609/10, Stoke-by-Nayland).
Children of Richard and Margerie MORSE: Robert married Anne HEDGE;
Margerie married Thomas GENTRIE; Elizabeth married John CROSSE;
and Richard died in infancy.
- John, the Younger - b. about 1533; bur. May 11, 1621, Stoke-by-Nayland.
Children of John MORSE: John married Katharine; Margaret; Robert
did not marry; Anne married Thomas BULL; William married Anne
KIRKMAN; Bridget; Jeremie; and Richard.
- Alice - Living 1578/9. Married Sep. 12, 1570, Stoke-by-Nayland,
Robert ELSINGE, widower.
- Joan - Living in 1551.
- Margaret - Living in 1578/9.
- Katharine - Living in 1551.
Thomas and Agnes Morse
Thomas MORSE - b. before 1520; bur. Feb. 17, 1566/7
Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England. A laborer of Stoke-by-Nayland,
mentioned in father's will as eldest son 1551.
Agnes - bur. Apr. 5, 1574, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk,
- Robert - Named in will of grandfather 1551, and of Uncle
- Thomas - d. 1596/7.
- Richard - b. about 1540; bur. Jun. 30, 1603 Dedham, Essex,
England. Living in 1596. Weaver of Boxted and Dedham, Essex,
England. Married first -?-; and second Feb. 15, 1586/7, Dedham,
Margery SYMSONE. Children of Richard MORSE and his first wife:
Joseph married Dorothy and emigrated to Ipswich, MA [ancestors
of Presidents COOLIDGE and NIXON]; Nathaniel; and Daniel. Children
of Richard and Margery MORSE, his second wife: Samuel; Sara;
- Lancelot - Living 1578/9.
- Margaret - Living unmarried 1596.
- Thomas - bap. Sep. 14, 1567, Stoke-by-Nayland. Born after
death of father.
Rev. Thomas and Margaret (King) Morse
Thomas MORSE - d. 1596-7, Foxearth, Essex, England.
Will dated Nov. 10, 1596. Was minister at Boxted, Essex 1573-1578;
Hinderclay, Suffolk 1583; and Foxearth, Essex 1594. His replacement
at Foxearth was presented Mar. 10, 1596/7. Will proved Apr. 28,
1597. Married first May 26, 1573, Boxted, Essex; and second Nov.
24, 1585, Boxted, Essex, Margery BOGGAS.
Margaret KING - bur. Jul. 28, 1585, Hinderclay, Essex,
- John - bap. Feb. 20, 1574/5, Boxted, Essex, England; bur.
Jan. 31, 1647/8 Romford, Essex, England. Master of Arts 1598,
Emmanuel College, Cambridge; ordained priest Jun. 29, 1601. Rector
of Little Ilford, Essex 1607-1615; rector of Digwell, Herts.
1612-1615; perpetual curate of Romford, Essex 1615-1647/8. License
granted Apr. 16, 1610 to marry Dorothy BURNAP, daughter of Thomas.
Children of John and Dorothy MORSE: Elizabeth; Dorothy; John
died young; Lydia probably died young; Thomas probably died young;
Ann died young; Thomas died young.
- Samuel - bap. Jun. 12, 1576, Boxted,
Essex, England; d. Dec. 5, 1654, Medfield, MA.
- Sara - bap. Jun. 11, 1578, Boxted, Essex, England. Living
- Daniel - bap. Jun. 29, 1580, Boxted, Essex, England. Probably
- Daniel - bap. May 2, 1583, Boxted, Essex, England. Lived
at Ipswich, Suffolk. Had child living in 1638.
- Joseph - b. about 1586; d. by 1648. Married first Oct. 29,
1605, Redgrave, Suffolk, Ann JASPER (bap. Sep. 28, 1577, Redgrave;
d. after 1616), daughter of Lancelot JASPER and Rose SHEPARD,
and sister of Elizabeth; and second Elizabeth, who survived him.
Children of Joseph MORSE (by which wife is uncertain): Joseph
died young; John died in infancy; John; Benjamin; and Mary died
- Jeremiah - bap. Aug 11, 1588, Hinderclay, Suffolk, England;
bur. Jul. 14, 1663. Clothworker of Dedham, Essex. Married Abigail
(d. 1665/6). Son of Jeremiah and Abigail MORSE: Thomas died without
- James - bap. Nov. 10, 1590, Hinderclay, Suffolk, England;
bur. Sep 5, 1638, Barham, Suffolk, England. Will proved Sep.
8, 1638, Ipswich, Suffolk by brother Joseph, who was sole executor.
Will names brothers Joseph, Nathaniel, Philip, John, Samuel;
a child of brother Daniel, and cousin Joseph.
- Nathaniel - bap. Mar. 13, 1592/3, Hinderclay, Suffolk, England.
- Philip - bap. Mar. 14, 15995/6, Foxearth, Essex, England.
Shepard-Jasper Ancestry in England
[See TAG 62 (1987):235-240]
Edmund and Agnes Shepard
Edmund Shepard - b. about 1475; d. between Jan. 22 and
Mar. 1, 1523/4, prob. at Redgrave, Suffolk, England. His will
names wife, three sons, and four daughters.
Agnes - d. between Feb. 16 and Mar. 16, 1539/40, prob.
at Redgrave, Suffolk, England.
- John - b. about 1501; d. between June 19 and July 5, 1529.
Married Elizabeth. His will names wife, daughter Agnes, son John,
brother Robert, and brother-in-law Edmund GRYGGES.
- Thomas - b. about 1503. Married Alice.
- Robert - b. about 1505; d. between Mar. 1560 and Feb.
3, 1560/1, prob. at Redgrave, Suffolk, England.
- Margaret - b. about 1506. Married Edmund GRYGGES. Children
of Margaret and Edmund GRYGGES: Agnes; Rose; Katheryn; and Anne.
- Ellen - b. about 1509.
- Agnes - b. about 1511. She married and had a son named John.
- Mary - b. about 1513.
Robert and Agnes Shepard
Robert Shepard - b. about 1505; d. between Mar. 1560
and Feb. 3, 1560/1, prob. at Redgrave, Suffolk, England.
- John - b. about 1531.
- Thomas - b. about 1533; bur. Mar. 18, 1589, Redgrave, Suffolk,
England. In 1572 at Wortham, Suffolk, he married Amy ERLE and
his second wife. Child of first marriage: George. Children of
Thomas and Amy SHEPARD: Millisent; Robert (named his uncle Lancelot
Jasper in his will); Mary; Rose; William; George; Thomas.
- Robert - b. about 1535.
- Margaret - b. about 1537.
- Anne - b. about 1539.
- Edmund - bap. Oct. 1541, Redgrave, Suffolk; prob. died young.
- Richard - bap. Nov. 25, 1542, Redgrave, Suffolk.
- Catherine - b. about 1545.
- Edmund - bap. May 10, 1547, Redgrave, Suffolk; prob. died
- Rose - bap. Aug. 9, 1549, Redgrave, Suffolk; bur.
there Sep. 3, 1625.
- Edmund - bap. July 23, 1551, Redgrave, Suffolk.
- A son bap. Sep. 23 1553, Redgrave, Suffolk; prob. died young.
- Olive - b. about 1555.
- Elizabeth - b. about 1557.
- Henry - bap. Mar. 31, 1560, Redgrave, Suffolk. Married Sep.
26, 1588 at Redgrave, Anne KNIGHT (bur. July 25, 1598, Redgrave).
Children of Henry and Anne SHEPARD: Olive; and John.
Lancelot and Rose (Shepard) Jasper
Lancelot JASPER - b. about 1550, England; bur. Feb.
22, 1616/7, Redgrave, Suffolk, England. Married Dec. 10, 1574,
probably at Redgrave, Suffolk, England.
Rose SHEPARD - bap. Aug. 9, 1549, Redgrave, Suffolk,
England; bur. Sep. 3, 1625, Redgrave, Suffolk, England.
- William - bap. Feb. 6, 1574/5, Redgrave, Suffolk; d. after
1631. Married Frances. Children of William and Frances JASPER:
Nathaniel; Jonathan; Elizabeth; Joseph married; Jeremy 'Jeremiah
Lance alias Jasper' married; Mary perhaps married John WESTINGE;
Bridget; and Lydia.
- Ann - bap. Sep. 28, 1577, Redgrave, Suffolk. Married Joseph
MORSE. Refer to MORSE line for family details.
- Elizabeth - bap. Oct. 8, 1578, Redgrave, Suffolk. Died young.
- Elizabeth - bap. Jan. 30, 1579/80,
Redgrave, Suffolk; d. Jun. 20, 1655, Medfield, MA. Married Samuel MORSE.
- Henry - bap. May 26, 1581, Redgrave, Suffolk; perhaps bur.
Jan. 27, 1640/1, Redgrave, Suffolk. Married. Children of Henry
JASPER: Henry; and Ruth.
- Rachel - bap. Aug. 5, 1583, Redgrave, Suffolk.
- Samuel - bap. Feb. 2, 1585/6, Redgrave, Suffolk. Married
Sep. 21, 1607, Redgrave Suffolk, Anne EDWARDS. Children of Samuel
and Anne JASPER: John and Joseph, perhaps twins.
- Jeremiah - bap. Nov. 2, 1588, Redgrave, Suffolk.
- Nathaniel - bap. May 24, 1590, Redgrave, Suffolk.
- Daniel - bap. Apr. 23, 1591, Redgrave, Suffolk.
- John - bap. Feb. 2 or 11, 1593/4, Redgrave, Suffolk.
The Morse family in America
For the immigrant family, see The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume V (Boston, 2007), pages 170-77.
Samuel and Elizabeth (Jasper) Morse
Samuel MORSE - bap. Jun. 12, 1576, Boxted, Essex, England;
d. Dec. 5, 1654, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. Son of Rev. Thomas
MORSE and Margaret KING. Resided at Redgrave and Burgate,
Suffolk, England, and Watertown 1635, Dedham 1636, and Medfield
1651, MA. Samuel was a signer of The
Covenant of Dedham, MA in 1636. A husbandman, Samuel embarked
Apr. 15, 1635 on the 'Increase' bound from London to New England,
together with wife, son Joseph, and granddaughter Elizabeth DANIEL
(age 2). Admitted to the First Church at Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA on Jun. 28, 1640; freeman Oct. 8,
1640. Will dated Dec. 2, 1654, with estate inventoried Dec. 5,
1654 at £124.7.0. A Morse Monument was erected at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield in
Apr. 1858 by Morse descendants. Married Jun. 29, 1602, Redgrave, Suffolk,
Elizabeth JASPER - bap. Jan. 30, 1579/80, Redgrave,
Suffolk, England. d. Jun. 20, 1655, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. Arrived
the 'Increase' with husband, son and granddaughter in 1635. Admitted to
the First Church at Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA on Dec. 24,1641. Daughter
of Lancelot JASPER and Rose SHEPARD of Suffolk,
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Morse
See Notable Cousins
for line to: George Herbert Walker BUSH, George Walker BUSH, Calvin
COOLIDGE, Emily Elizabeth DICKINSON, James Butler 'Wild Bill' HICKOK,
Dr. Brewster HIGLEY, Joseph Perry HOLBROOK, Mary LYON, Lowell MASON,
George Andrews MORIARTY, Jr., and Raqul WELCH
- Samuel - bap. May 1, 1603, Redgrave, Suffolk; bur. May. 11, 1626, Burgate, Suffolk.
- Elizabeth - bap. Mar. 6, 1605/6,
Redgrave, Suffolk; d. Oct. 2, 1643, Cambridge, MA. Married Robert DANIEL.
- John - bap. Feb. 28, 1607/8, Redgrave, Suffolk; d. May 26,
1657, Boston, MA. A tailor, he was admitted as freeman May 13,
1640, and signed The Covenant
of Dedham, MA. Moved to Boston 1654. Will dated Dec. 18,
1655, with estate inventoried Jun. 9, 1657 at £385.9.5.
Married about 1636 Annis (d. Sep.
1, 1692). Children of John and Annis MORSE: Ruth married Mr. BRACKETT;
John married Elizabeth BOSWORTH; twins Samuel and Rachel died
young; Joseph married Priscilla COLBURN; Ezra married Joanna
HOARE; Abigail married Mr. JONES; Ephraim; Bethia married Timothy
DWIGHT; and Nathaniel married.
- Daniel - d. Jun. 5, 1688, Sherborn, MA. Resided at Watertown,
Dedham, Medfield, and Sherborn, MA. Freeman at Watertown May
6, 1635. Signer of The Covenant
of Dedham, MA. Married Lydia FISHER (b. about 1621; d. Jan.
29, 1690/1, Sherborn, MA), daughter of Anthony FISHER. Children
of Daniel and Lydia MORSE: Obadiah married Martha JOHNSON; Daniel
married Elizabeth BARBOUR; Jonathan married Mary BARBOUR; Lydia
married Ephraim WIGHT (ancestors of poet Emily DICKINSON); Bethia
married John PERRY; Mary married Edward WEST; Bathshua (or Bathsheba)
married Benjamin FISK; Nathaniel married Mary; and Samuel married
- Joseph - bap. May. 2, 1613, Redgrave, Suffolk; d. by Jun.
1654, Dorchester, MA. To New England on 'Increase' with parents
1635. Resided at Watertown 1635; Dedham 1638; Medfield 1651;
and Dorchester by 1654. Signer of The
Covenant of Dedham, MA. Married Sep. 1, 1638, Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA Hannah PHILLIPS
of Watertown, perhaps a sister of Rev. George PHILLIPS. Hannah
married second Nov. 3, 1658 Thomas BOYDEN of Watertown. Children
of Joseph and Hannah MORSE: Samuel married first Elizabeth WOOD,
second Sarah THURSTON, and third Hannah ROCKWOOD; Hannah married
James FLOOD; Sarah married Nathaniel LAWRENCE (they became ancestors
of Pres. Calvin COOLIDGE, and of genealogist George Andrew MORIARTY);
Dorcas married Benjamin CLARK; Elizabeth married Peleg LAWRENCE
(brother of Nathaniel LAWRENCE who married Sarah MORSE, both
being sons of John LAWRENCE and Elizabeth COOKE); Joseph married
first Mehitable WOOD, second Hannah BADCOCK, and third Mrs. Hannah
DYER; Jeremiah married Elizabeth HAMANT; and another child who
- Sarah - bap. Aug. 25, 1616, Burgate, Suffolk. Probably died
- Mary - bap. Aug. 13, 1620, Burgate, Suffolk; d. Feb. 14,
1691/2, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. Married Aug. 10, 1641, Dedham, MA Samuel
BULLEN (d. Jan. 16, 1691/2, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA). Samuel was freeman
Jun. 2, 1641, and a deacon. Children of Mary and Samuel BULLEN:
Mary married Ephraim CLARK (ancestors of Wild Bill HICKOK); Samuel;
Elizabeth; Joseph; Ephraim; Meletiah; Elisha; John; Eliezer died
in infancy; and Bethia.
Robert and Elizabeth (Morse) Daniels
Note: There are a number of Daniel, Daniels, and Daniell families
in colonial Massachusettes. Where an unresolved conflict has
been found, the information from James O. Austin's One Hundred
and Sixty Allied Families has been generally used. David
Daniels has reviewed, organized and shared many details which
shows that the Robert Daniels in the records of Watertown and
Cambridge is one person - refer to Daniels
of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
While there is no substantive evidence concerning the English
origins of Robert Daniels, the search continues. For the curious,
a separate narrative on a DANIELL family
in England. Please read comments and use with CAUTION.
Signature and seal from Will
dated July 3, 1655
Robert DANIELS - b. about 1592, England; d. Jul. 6,
1655, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA. Arriving in America about 1636, Robert was
granted 25 acres on Jul. 25, 1636 at Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. His son Samuel
came to America with him, but daughter Elizabeth (age 2) came
with her maternal grandfather. It may be supposed that this arrangement
was made due to the recent or expected birth of son Thomas about
1635. Robert purchased additional lands at Watertown and at Cambridge.
A constable at Watertown in 1651, he removed to Cambridge about
1654, possibly encouraged by both his second marriage and the
following entries in the Watertown records: "at ameting of
the Select men the 8/4/1654 Rebert Geneson and John Knap Complaining
that Robert Daniell that hee Did not fence his pportion within
their feild -- It Did appeere by testymony of Mr whitny and his
owne Confession that all his Land was by his owne act in a generall
feild with them and hee Could not make it appeere that he hath
taken himsefe orderly out The sentance of the Select men is that
wher as it Dooth apeere that Robert Daniel hath apaffell of Land
within their feeld Containing 8 or 10 akers mor or Les, that he
shal fence it by equall pportion with the rest of the Comoners."
"Vpon a second hearing of Goodman Daniell sute the towne
Dooth not see any thing to mooue them to alter their minds but
Doe Judg him a delinquent to the Towne 20 s fine according to
the Towne order." The will
of Robert DANIELL was dated Jul. 3, 1655 at Cambridge, and proved
there Oct. 2, 1655, and mentions his wife Reana and his five surviving
children. Robert married first about 1630 in England, and second
May 2, 1654, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Mrs. Reana ANDREWS,
widow of both Edmund JAMES (d. 1640) and William ANDREWS (marriage
contract Aug. 11, 1640, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA; d. 1652). Reana married
fourth before Apr. 12, 1669 Elder Edmund FROST (d. 1672) as his
third wife, with the estate of Reana FROST being values at £78.10
on Jan. 3, 1675/6.
Elizabeth MORSE - b. Mar. 6, 1605/6, Redgrave, Suffolk,
England; d. Oct. 2, 1643, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA. Daughter of Samuel
MORSE and Elizabeth.
Children of Robert and Elizabeth Daniels
- Samuel - b. about 1631, England; d. about 1695, Medfield,
Norfolk Co., MA. To America with parents about 1636/7, and admitted freeman
in 1652 at Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Moved to Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA by 1681. Married
May 10, 1671, Watertown, MA Mercy GRANT, possibly the daughter
of Christopher and Mary GRANT. Children of Samuel and Mercy DANIELS:
Robert married Hester; Samuel died in infancy; Joseph; Mary;
Elizabeth; and Sarah.
- Elizabeth - bap. Aug. 4, 1633, Earls Colne, Essex, England;
d. Jan. 27, 1722/3, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. The baptism record names her
parents as Robert Daniel and Elizabeth his wife. At age 2, Elizabeth
came to America 1635 in the 'Increase' with maternal grandfather
Samuel MORSE. Married May 17, 1655, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Thomas FANNING.
Children of Elizabeth and Thomas FANNING: Elizabeth; Mary died
in infancy; Mary married Benoni LEARNED; and Sarah died at age
- Thomas - b. about 1635, probably in England; bur. Nov. 6,
1644, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.
- Sarah - b. about 1638, MA. Living unmarried in 1655. Reportedly,
she later married William CHENEY of Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA
- Joseph - b. about 1640, MA; d. Jun.
23, 1715, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA.
- Mary - b. Sep. 2, 1642, Cambridge, MA; d. 1704, on road to
CANADA (slain by Indians). Moved to Medfield, thence to Hadley,
MA about 1666. Married Jun. 14, 1660, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA Sampson FRARY
(d. Feb. 29, 1704, Deerfield, MA - slain by Indians), son of
John and Prudence FRARY. Children of Mary and Sampson FRARY:
Mary married Jacob ROOT; Mehitable married Hezekiah ROOT (ancestors
of George EASTMAN); Susanna died in infancy; John; and Nathaniel
Joseph and Mary (Fairbanks) Daniels
Joseph DANIELS - b. about 1640, MA; d. Jun. 23, 1715,
Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. Son of Robert DANIELS and Elizabeth
Joseph moved to Medfield (became Medway 1713, and Millis
1885), Norfolk Co., MA by May 1662, and deposed Apr. 25, 1672 at about age
31. In 1676 his home was burned by Indians during King Phillip's
War. Married first Nov. 16, 1665, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA to Mary
FAIRBANKS; second about 1683 Rachel SHEFFIELD (b. Mar. 24, 1660; d. May
3, 1687, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA), daughter of William and Mary
SHEFFIELD; and third 1697 Lydia ADAMS (b. 1653; d. Dec. 26, 1731),
widow of James ALLEN, and daughter of Edward and Lydia ADAMS.
Mary FAIRBANKS - b. Nov. 10, 1647, Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA; d. Jun. 9, 1682, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. Daughter of George
FAIRBANKS and Mary ADAMS.
Children of Joseph and Mary Daniels
- Joseph - b. Sep. 23, 1666, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. Married
first Rachel PARTRIDGE, said to be the daughter of John PARTRIDGE,
but published sources given conflicting information. Joseph married
second by 1693 Bethia BRECK (b. Dec. 29, 1673; d. Feb. 3, 1754).
Children of Joseph and Rachel DANIELS: Samuel; Joseph; David;
Hannah; Ezra; Sarah; Abigail died as a child; and Tamar.
- Mary - b. May 4, 1669, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA.
- Samuel - b. Aug. 20, 1671, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. Married 1694 Deborah
- Mehitable - b. Jul. 10, 1674, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA; d. Jun. 3, 1686,
- Ebenezer - b. Apr. 24, 1677, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA; d.
Jan. 29, 1767. Married first Dec. 22, 1701 Elizabeth PARTRIDGE
(b. 1679; d. Apr. 25, 1706), daughter of John PARTRIDGE and Elizabeth
ROCKWOOD, and half sister of Hannah PARTRIDGE. Ebenezer married
second Oct. 31, 1707 Mary HARDING (b. Aug. 25, 1687; d. Jan.
20, 1725); and third, in 1726, Hannah FISKE. Children of Ebenezer
and Elizabeth DANIELS: Elizabeth; Tryphenia, Mary. Children of
Ebenezer and Mary DANIELS: Phebe and Mehitable (twins); Ebenezer
married Sarah; Thankful; Jeremiah; and Moses.
- Elizabeth - b. Mar. 9, 1678/9, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. Married first
Nov. 7, 1705 Joseph MASON (b. 1669, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA; d. 1728). Elizabeth
married second 1730 John DRAPER. Daughter of Elizabeth and Joseph
DANIELS: Elizabeth possibly married Samuel LEACH.
- Jeremiah - b. Mar. 17, 1679/0, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA; d. Jun. 16,
1680, probably at Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA.
- Eleazer - b. Mar. 7, 1680/1, Medfield, Norfolk Co., A; d. Mar. 28, 1772, possibly at Mendon, Norfolk Co., MA.
Children of Joseph and Rachel Daniels
- Jeremiah - b. Nov. 3, 1684, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. d.
Nov. 16, 1771. Son of Joseph and Rachel. Married first May 7,
1713 Hannah PARTRIDGE (b. 1696; d. Oct. 12, 1751), daughter of
John PARTRIDGE and Elizabeth ADAMS, and half sister of Elizabeth
PARTRIDGE. Jeremiah married second Dec. 6, 1753 Mrs. Mehitable
WILSON (d. Oct. 1780). Daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah DANIELS:
Rachel married Elisha ADAMS. Children of Jeremiah and Mehitable
DANIELS: Jeremiah; and Hannah.
- Rachel - b. Oct. 10, 1686, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA.
- Zachariah - b. Apr. 9, 1687, MA; d. May 2, 1687, MA.
Eleazer and Mary (Holbrook) Daniels
Eleazer DANIELS - b. Mar. 7, 1680/1, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA; d.
Mar. 28, 1772, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; bur. Pine
Hill Cemetery [photo].
Son of Joseph DANIELS and Mary FAIRBANKS.
Lived most of life at Mendon, MA where he was constable in 1710,
and selectman in 1725. Owned and managed 1000 acres at Mendon,
MA, which was probably distributed prior to his death. The distribution
of his estate (£143 8s.) was signed Jun. 23, 1772 by sons
David and Joseph, and by his six daughters (by mark) and their
husbands. Married Jul. 28, 1709, Scituate, MA.
Mary HOLBROOK - b. Nov. 2, 1686, Scituate MA; d. Mar.
11, 1759, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; bur. Pine
Hill Cemetery [photo].
Daughter of Samuel HOLBROOK and
Children of Eleazer and Mary Daniels
- David - b. Jul. 4, 1710, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; d. Mar. 21,
/1776, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; bur. Pine Hill Cemetery. He was constable
in 1757 and selectman in 1761. Married about 1736 Huldah TAFT
(b. Jun. 28, 1718), daughter of Israel TAFT and Mercy ALDRICH.
Children of David and Huldah DANIELS: Ruth married first Jonathan
WHEELOCK, and second Abraham STAPLES; Darius married first Ruth
ALDRICH, second Mrs. Nancy THAYER, and third Mrs. Mary (ARNOLD)
TAFT; Mary married Seth KELLY; Eleazer died young; Chloe married
Seth DAVENPORT; Matilda died young; David married Olive ADAMS;
Huldah married first Silas PENNIMAN, and second Henry DEARTH;
Moses married Abigail ALDRICH; Clotilda married Sherebiah BAKER;
Mercy married Ephraim WILLIAMS; and Matilda married first John
GOULD, and second Ichabod THAYER.
- Mary - b. Jul. 30, 1712, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA. Living in
1772. Married Feb. 16, 1733 Eleazer HAYWARD (b. 1710; d. Jan.
4, 1782). Children of Mary and Eleazer HAYWARD: William; Mary;
Sarah; Bethiah; Jemima; Eleazer; and Anne.
- Moses - b. May 29, 1714, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA. Not mentioned
in distribution of father's estate in 1772.
- Abigail - b. Mar. 26, 1718,
Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; d. Sep. 1775. Married Ephraim
- Rachel - b. Mar. 23, 1720, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; d. Aug.
12, 1802, West Stockbridge, MA. Married May 20, 1740 Nathaniel
RAWSON (b. Aug. 27, 1716, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; d. Aug. 15, 1803, West
Stockbridge, MA), son of Nathaniel RAWSON and Hannah THOMPSON.
Children of Rachel and Nathaniel RAWSON: Rachel B.; Elias died
young; Nathaniel; Simeon; Mary; Jonathan; Moses; Anna; Mercy;
Elias; Grindal; and Abner married Lucretia JEFFORDS (parents
of Amariah RAWSON and grandparents of Jerome RAWSON, who married
Elizabeth Rosalia MOREY)
- Mercy - b. Mar. 1, 1722, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; d. Aug. 22,
1802. Married first Dec. 19, 1740 David POND (b. Jan. 31, 1720;
d. about 1761), son of David POND and Sarah RICHARDSON; and second
Jul. 2, 1767 John THAYER (living in 1772), son of John. Children
of Mercy and David POND: Samuel; and Seva.
- Joseph - b. Apr. 12, 1724, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; d. Jun.
2, 1779, Mendon, MA; bur. Pine Hill Cemetery. Joseph was Captain
of the 3rd Mendon Company, responding by marching to Roxbury,
MA on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, and soon became a Major.
Married Jun. 21, 1748 Margaret FRENCH (b. Jun. 10, 1729),
daughter of John FRENCH and Margaret. Children of Joseph and
Margaret DANIELS: Elizabeth; Diadem; Margaret; Demaris; Joseph;
Simeon; Eleazer married Mary BURRILL; Anne; and Nahum married
first Anne COOKE (daughter of Dr. Samuel COOKE and Temperance),
and second Susan ENOS.
In Memory of Maj.
Joseph Daniels, who
died June the 2nd 1779 in
the 56th year of his age.
Now slain by death who spareth none
and lies full low under this stone.
Take heed and thou shalt see
as I am now, so shalt thou be,
Rotting in dark and silant dust.
Prepare for death, for die thou must.
Life is uncertain, death is sure;
sin is the wound, Christ is the Cure.
- Bethiah - b. Aug. 28, 1726, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA. Intentions
to marry Aaron TAFT published Feb. 4, 1745/6.
- Deborah - b. Oct. 13, 1728, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA. Living
in 1772. Intentions to marry Hezekiah HALL, son of Edward and
Hannah, published Nov. 1, 1749. Children of Deborah and Hezekiah
HALL: Mary; Isaac; Rebecca; Elizabeth; Rebecca; Hannah; Sarah;
Deborah; and Mary.