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

Morse, Peter Jr.

Male 1769 - 1834  (65 years)


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  • Name Morse, Peter  
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 22 Apr 1769  Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peter, Jr's birth date and place are undocumented except in the Morse Genealogy. Needs verification. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1800  Claverack, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Land 25 Apr 1801  Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "Peter Morse Junr of the Town of Claverack in the County of Columbia" purchased 45 sq. rods (about 0.3 acre) of land from Abraham Calkins and his wife Elizabeth for £100. 
    Politics 1804  Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Peter was active in the Republican Party (as opposed to the Federalist Party) in Halfmoon.  
    • 1803 -- he was a member of a Republican committee to support John Tayler as a candidate for the New York State Senate from the eastern district.
      1804 -- he was a member of a Republican committee to support Morgan Lewis as Governor and John Broome as Lt. Governor.
      1824 -- he chaired a meeting of the Republicans of Halfmoon and Waterford concerning the legislature's actions (or inaction) on a law for selecting members of the Electoral College for the upcoming presidential election. Newspaper article about this meeting (pdf)
    Civil office 15 Mar 1806  Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Appointed Justice of the Peace for Halfmoon 
    Civil office 1809  Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Re-appointed Justice of the Peace 
    Civil office 13 Mar 1821  Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Appointed Justice of the Peace 
    Land 24 May 1827  Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Peter purchased 100 acres of land from Conradt Ten Eyck et al. for $250. 
    Died 11 Aug 1834 
    Will 19 Jan 1835  Ballston Spa, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Will dated 5 Oct 1833 entered into probate. 
    • Peter gave ten directives in his will:
      1. "unto my son Hiram Morse" he bequeathed the land on which he lived in the Town of Halfmoon.
      2. "unto my son Minor Morse" he bequeathed the farm in Halfmoon upon which Minor was living.
      3. He divided his personal property among his sons Hiram and Minor and his wife Lettice. When Lettice died, her share was to be equally divided between "my two daughters Millie Osborne wife of Isaac Osborne and Margaret Jane Steenbergh wife of Hoffman Steenbergh".
      4. The remainder of his furniture not absolutely bequeathed to Lettice was to be divided between Millie and Margaret Jane.
      5. To Millie he bequeathed $600 to be paid at $100 per year.
      6. To Margaret Jane he bequeathed $600 to be paid at $100 per year.
      7. He directed that Hiram pay the money bequests to Millie and Margaret Jane, and that those bequests be a lien upon the real estate bequeathed to Hiram.
      8. He directed that Hiram pay his debts and funeral expenses.
      9. He divided his clothes between Hiram and Minor.
      10. He named Hiram, Hoffman Steenbergh, and his "trusty friend Asahel Philo" as executors.
    Buried Middletown Cemetery, Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I417  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2021 

    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  [10
    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 1 Brown, Hannah,   b. 5 Nov 1767, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1803  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1790  Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Morse, Miner,   b. 18 Dec 1791
    +2. Morse, Mille (Millie),   b. 22 Aug 1793, Kent, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1872, Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 (Goslin) Dunham, Lettice,   b. 2 Sep 1777,   d. 23 Jan 1848  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1804  [1
    Children 
    +1. Morse, Margaret Jane,   b. Feb 1807,   d. 2 Aug1834, Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     2. Morse, Hiram,   b. 8 Jul 1808, Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1883, Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Morse, Sarah,   b. Aug 1810,   d. 7 Sep 1810, Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Morse, daughter
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Apr 1769 - Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1800 - Claverack, Columbia, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - "Peter Morse Junr of the Town of Claverack in the County of Columbia" purchased 45 sq. rods (about 0.3 acre) of land from Abraham Calkins and his wife Elizabeth for £100. - 25 Apr 1801 - Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitics - Peter was active in the Republican Party (as opposed to the Federalist Party) in Halfmoon. - 1804 - Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil office - Appointed Justice of the Peace for Halfmoon - 15 Mar 1806 - Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil office - Re-appointed Justice of the Peace - 1809 - Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil office - Appointed Justice of the Peace - 13 Mar 1821 - Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Peter purchased 100 acres of land from Conradt Ten Eyck et al. for $250. - 24 May 1827 - Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Middletown Cemetery, Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Morse, Peter Jr. gravestone.
    Morse, Peter Jr. gravestone.
    Gravestone coordinates: N42 49.615 W73 43.038.
    Peter was buried with Hannah on his right, Lettice on his left and the children on her left in order: Sarah, an unreadable stone, Peter Morse Orsborne, a small unreadable stone.

    Peter's inscription read:
    In Memory of
    PETER MORSE Jun:
    who died Aug. 11 1834
    Aged 65 years
    3 months
    & 17 days

    Children and Friends as you pass by
    [As] you are now so once was I
    As I am now so you must be
    Prepare for Death to follow me.

  • Notes 
    • Peter Morse and Lettice his wife of Halfmoon, Saratoga County were listed among the heirs of Peter Morse who sold Peter's farm to Martin Stover. [11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S191] Morse Genealogy, J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, (The Morse Society, New York, 1903), pp. 111, 224 in the Descendants of Anthony Morse.

    2. [S86] 1800 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), Claverack, Columbia, New York; Roll: 22; Page: 1223; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 193710.

    3. [S164] Deed, Saratoga County Clerk, Book E p. 162.

    4. [S188] Albany Register, Tues. 12 Apr 1803, Vol XV, p. 1.

    5. [S189] Waterford Gazette, Tues. 13 Mar 1804, p. 3.

    6. [S190] Cabinet, Tues. 23 Mar 1824, Vol. XIV, issue 715, p. 2.

    7. [S111] History of Saratoga County, Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, editor, (Philadelphia: Everts & Ensign, 1878).

    8. [S164] Deed, Saratoga County Clerk, Book P p. 490.

    9. [S187] Will of Peter Morse, Jr., Saratoga County Surrogate's Court, Book 9, p. 231.

    10. [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

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