Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Morse, Rufus

Male 1765 - 1822  (56 years)


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  • Name Morse, Rufus 
    Born 5 Jul 1765  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1820-1822  Newport, Herkimer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    1820 US Census
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Newport, Herkimer, New York
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 2
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 5 
    Died 4 Jan 1822  Newport, Herkimer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The location of his death is assumed as this is where Rufus lived last. Findagrave memorial # 105615637 says our Rufus is buried Elm Row Cemetery, Laurens, Otsego County, New York. This is almost certainly a different Rufus Morse. The 1824 deed for the sale his father Peter's land names "Billisant Morse widow of Rufus Morse late of the County of Herkimer deceased". There also were probate papers for Rufus Morse in Herkimer County in 1822, and Rufus Morse was listed in the 1820 US Census for Newport, Herkimer County. See references 3,4,5.
    Person ID I1345  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 

    Father Morse, Peter,   b. 2 Sep 1742, Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1820, Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Ransom, Sarah,   b. 13 May 1746, Windham, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1830, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1762  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • It is notable that Peter Morse and Sarah Ransom were descended from different Mayflower passengers -- Peter from Stephen Hopkins and Sarah from Degory Priest. Thus, all descendants of this marriage are descended from two Mayflower passengers. Stephen Hopkins was also in Jamestown, Virginia from 1610 - 1614.
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Brown, Billisant,   b. 13 Sep 1764, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Dec 1786  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Morse, Merinda,   b. 31 Dec 1788
    +2. Morse, Sarah,   b. 5 May 1790,   d. Bef 1834  (Age 43 years)
     3. Morse, Myron,   b. 28 Oct 1791, Dolgeville, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Morse, Mille,   b. 15 May 1793
    +5. Morse, Lydia,   b. 24 Dec 1794
     6. Morse, Robert R.,   b. 26 Sep 1796
     7. Morse, Rufus Jr.,   b. 2 Mar 1798
    +8. Morse, Billisant,   b. 24 Aug 1800
     9. Morse, Peter,   b. 8 Apr 1802
     10. Morse, Bial,   b. 16 Nov 1803
    +11. Morse, Hannah,   b. 28 Jan 1807
    +12. Morse, Almira Keziah,   b. 23 Mar 1809
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jul 1765 - Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1786 - Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rufus died before his father Peter's land was sold, but Billicent wife of Rufus Morse was named as an heir in the deed.

  • Sources 
    1. [S178] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lorrain Cook White, Ed., (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), 974.6 C752 233-10925., Canterbury, p. 116, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/rd/13151/116/234489133.
      Rufus, s. Peter & Sarah, b. July 5, 1765

    2. [S191] Morse Genealogy, J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, (The Morse Society, New York, 1903), p. 111.

    3. [S164] Deed, Rensselaer County Clerk, Book 12 p. 93.

    4. [S132] 1820 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., (ancestry.com), Newport, Herkimer, New York; Page: 37; NARA Roll: M33_67; Image: 53.

    5. [S325] New York Probate Records, Herkimer County Surrogates Records, Book A-B, 1821-1847 img 15.

    6. [S178] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lorrain Cook White, Ed., (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), 974.6 C752 233-10925., Canterbury, p. 116, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/rd/13151/116/234489619.
      Peter, m. Sarah Raynsom, Nov. 19, 1762