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

Morse, Peter[1]

Male 1742 - 1820  (77 years)


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  • Name Morse, Peter  
    Born 2 Sep 1742  Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1762 - 1767  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From marriage through the birth of his 3rd son, Moses.  
    Residence 1769  Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Peter, Jr. was born in Norfolk. His birth date and place are undocumented except in the Morse Genealogy. 
    Residence 1771 - 1776  Amenia, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    From birth of Peter's last son Ira until he purchased land in Tyringham, Massachusetts as Peter Morse of Amenia, Dutchess County, New York. 
    Residence 1776 - 1781  Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Land records show that Peter owned land and presumably lived in Tyringham for 5 years.
    The identity of Peter is shown by the following quotation from the Morse Genealogy: "December 12, 1777, Peter Morse of Tyringham, Mass. gave a deed of the land ‘which fell to me by the distribution of my deceased father, Joseph Morse's, estate,' which was adjacent to the land of Josiah and Deidamia, with that of the widow Ruth Morse's." 
    Residence 1781 -1796  Amenia, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    The 1781 date is an estimate based on the date he sold his land in Tyringham. In 1794 he was identified as Peter Morse of Amenia heretofore of Tyringham in two 1794 land records in Tyringham dealing with a correction to the description of the property he sold in 1781.  
    Residence 1797 - 1801  Hillsdale, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    4 Apr 1797 Cornelius Willsie of the Town of Hillsdale in the County of Columbia Farmer sold to Peter Morse Farmer of the same place for 1200 pounds the lease on a 127 acre farm originally made by John Van Rensselaer of Albany County on 1 Dec 1773 to Gershom Darling on a farm in Claverack, Albany County (now Hillsdale, Columbia County) subject to the rents, reservations, covenants, and conditions therein.
    Witnesses: Peter Hilligas, Moses Morse

    This lease is doubtless very similar to the leases made by the Van Rensselaers in Albany and Rensselaer County. An example is shown at the bottom of Samuel Martin's page

    Peter was on the tax roles for Hillsdale from 1799 - 1801. His sons Amos, Ira, Moses and Peter, Jr. were also on the rolls in 1799.  
    Residence 1803 - 1820  Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Peter was on the 1803 tax roll for Pittstown and owned property there.

    1810 US Census
    Name: Peter Morse
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
    Numbers of Slaves: 2
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
    Number of Household Members: 8 
    Died 21 May 1820  Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Gravestone date. The Morse Genealogy says that Peter died in 1821. The Morse Genealogy seems to imply that Peter died in Tyringham, Massachusetts as it refers a 1777 deed by Peter Morse of Tyringham which Peter owned as a result of the distribution of his father Joseph's estate and states that "He remained in Tyringham." However, Peter later owned land in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York, was buried there, and almost certainly died there.
    Land 27 Apr 1824  Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
    Peter's heirs sold his 105 acre farm in Pittstown to Martin Stover for $3075. The heirs listed in the deed were:
    Sarah widow of Peter Morse,
    Moses Morse [Peter's son] and Mary his wife of Province of Upper Canada,
    Peter Morse [Peter's son] and Lettice his wife of the Town of Halfmoon,
    Ira Morse [Peter's son] of the Town of Schaghticoke,
    Milton Morse [Amos' son, Peter's grandson] and Lufanny his wife,
    Samuel R. Morse [Amos' son, Peter's grandson] and Mary his wife,
    Philip Van Antwerp and Sarah [Amos' daughter, Peter's granddaughter] his wife of the Town of Schaghticoke,
    Rufus Morse [Rufus' son, Peter's grandson] and Naomi his wife,
    Myron Morse [Rufus' son, Peter's grandson] and Cynthia his wife,
    William Green and Millie [Rufus' daughter, Peter's grandaughter] his wife,
    John Southerland and Billicent [Rufus' daughter, Peter's granddaughter] his wife,
    Joel Burgess and Marinda [Rufus' daughter, Peter's granddaughter] his wife of the County of Herkimer,
    John Rogers and Lydia [Rufus' daughter, Peter's granddaughter] his wife of the County of Oneida,
    Billisant Morse widow of Rufus Morse late of the County of Herkimer deceased,
    Elisabeth Morse widow of Amos Morse,
    Silas Morse [Amos' son, Peter's grandson] of Schaghticoke
     
    • There were five more deeds registered in which Martin Stover separately paid additional heirs of Peter Morse for the same tract of land. All the heirs claimed an undivided share.

      Martin Stover paid:
      14 Mar 1825, $72.94 to Marvin Morse of Schaghticoke, a son of Peter's son Amos.

      9 Jan 1828, $52.14 to James H. Simond [or Simonds] and Hannah his wife. Hannah was a daughter of Peter's son Rufus.

      10 Feb 1830, $96.74 to William Turner and Kasia his wife of Schaghticoke. Kasia was a daughter of Peter's son Amos.

      1 Mar 1831, $60.11 to Almira Kazia Morse. Almira was a daughter of Peter's son Rufus.

      26 Sep 1834, $71.49 to Alfred Smith and Silany his wife of Newport, Herkimer, New York. Silany was a grandchild of Rufus Morse and a great grandchild of Peter Morse being the only surviving child of Sarah Greenfield a daughter of Peter's son Rufus.
    • No record of Peter's purchase of his farm appears in Rensselaer County deed and mortgage books. It appears never to have been registered as Peter did not arrive in Rensselaer County until well after the county was established in 1791.
    Buried Tomhannock Methodist Cemetery, Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I468  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2021 

    Father Morse, Joseph,   b. 14 Oct 1707, Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1777, Canterbury, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Cleaveland (Cleveland), Keziah,   b. 26 Nov 1711, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1758, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1731  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22, 23
    • Marriage date not certain. Also given as 27 Apr 1733, 2 Apr 1731.
    Family ID F212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [24
    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.
    Children 
    +1. Morse, Amos,   b. 26 Oct 1763, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1816, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Morse, Rufus,   b. 5 Jul 1765, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1822, Newport, Herkimer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +3. Morse, Moses,   b. 21 Jun 1767, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Morse, Peter Jr.,   b. 22 Apr 1769, Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1834  (Age 65 years)
     5. Morse, Ira,   b. 15 Nov 1771, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1824  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1742 - Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Nov 1762 - Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From marriage through the birth of his 3rd son, Moses. - 1762 - 1767 - Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Peter, Jr. was born in Norfolk. His birth date and place are undocumented except in the Morse Genealogy. - 1769 - Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From birth of Peter's last son Ira until he purchased land in Tyringham, Massachusetts as Peter Morse of Amenia, Dutchess County, New York. - 1771 - 1776 - Amenia, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Land records show that Peter owned land and presumably lived in Tyringham for 5 years. The identity of Peter is shown by the following quotation from the Morse Genealogy: "December 12, 1777, Peter Morse of Tyringham, Mass. gave a deed of the land ‘which fell to me by the distribution of my deceased father, Joseph Morse's, estate,' which was adjacent to the land of Josiah and Deidamia, with that of the widow Ruth Morse's." - 1776 - 1781 - Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - The 1781 date is an estimate based on the date he sold his land in Tyringham. In 1794 he was identified as Peter Morse of Amenia heretofore of Tyringham in two 1794 land records in Tyringham dealing with a correction to the description of the property he sold in 1781. - 1781 -1796 - Amenia, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Apr 1797 Cornelius Willsie of the Town of Hillsdale in the County of Columbia Farmer sold to Peter Morse Farmer of the same place for 1200 pounds the lease on a 127 acre farm originally made by John Van Rensselaer of Albany County on 1 Dec 1773 to Gershom Darling on a farm in Claverack, Albany County (now Hillsdale, Columbia County) subject to the rents, reservations, covenants, and conditions therein. Witnesses: Peter Hilligas, Moses Morse This lease is doubtless very similar to the leases made by the Van Rensselaers in Albany and Rensselaer County. An example is shown at the bottom of Samuel Martin's page Peter was on the tax roles for Hillsdale from 1799 - 1801. His sons Amos, Ira, Moses and Peter, Jr. were also on the rolls in 1799. - 1797 - 1801 - Hillsdale, Columbia, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Peter was on the 1803 tax roll for Pittstown and owned property there. 1810 US Census Name: Peter Morse Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 Numbers of Slaves: 2 Number of Household Members Under 16: 1 Number of Household Members Over 25: 3 Number of Household Members: 8 - 1803 - 1820 - Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 May 1820 - Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Peter's heirs sold his 105 acre farm in Pittstown to Martin Stover for $3075. The heirs listed in the deed were: Sarah widow of Peter Morse, Moses Morse [Peter's son] and Mary his wife of Province of Upper Canada, Peter Morse [Peter's son] and Lettice his wife of the Town of Halfmoon, Ira Morse [Peter's son] of the Town of Schaghticoke, Milton Morse [Amos' son, Peter's grandson] and Lufanny his wife, Samuel R. Morse [Amos' son, Peter's grandson] and Mary his wife, Philip Van Antwerp and Sarah [Amos' daughter, Peter's granddaughter] his wife of the Town of Schaghticoke, Rufus Morse [Rufus' son, Peter's grandson] and Naomi his wife, Myron Morse [Rufus' son, Peter's grandson] and Cynthia his wife, William Green and Millie [Rufus' daughter, Peter's grandaughter] his wife, John Southerland and Billicent [Rufus' daughter, Peter's granddaughter] his wife, Joel Burgess and Marinda [Rufus' daughter, Peter's granddaughter] his wife of the County of Herkimer, John Rogers and Lydia [Rufus' daughter, Peter's granddaughter] his wife of the County of Oneida, Billisant Morse widow of Rufus Morse late of the County of Herkimer deceased, Elisabeth Morse widow of Amos Morse, Silas Morse [Amos' son, Peter's grandson] of Schaghticoke - 27 Apr 1824 - Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Morse, Peter Sr.
    Peter Morse, Sr. Gravestone
    Tomhannock Methodist Cemetery, Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York

  • Sources 
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      Peter Morfs Son of Joseph Morfs Kezia his wife was born September 2d. 1742

    3. [S191] Morse Genealogy, J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, (The Morse Society, New York, 1903), p. 111 in the Descendants of Anthony Morse.

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      Peter, m. Sarah Raynsom, Nov. 19, 1762