Manasseh Morton

Manasseh MORTON (1668 – 1747) was Alex’s 7th Great Grandfather; one of 256 in this generation of the Miller line.

Manasseh Morton was born 3 Feb 1668 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass. His parents were Deacon George MORTON and Joanna KEMPTON. He married Mary TABER in 1703 in Dartmouth, Mass. Manasseh died 3 Nov 1747 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.

Mary Taber was born on 18 Mar 1676/77 in Dartmouth, Mass.  Her parents were Thomas TABER and Mary TOMSON.  Mary died about 1745.

Children of Manasseh and Mary:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Elizabeth Morton 10 Jul 1704 Plymouth, Mass Thomas Handy
21 Apr 1730 Dartmouth, Mass
16 Aug 1781 Dartmouth, Mass
2. Zephaniah Morton 6 Jan 1707 Plymouth 15 Oct 1745 Plymouth
3. Taber Morton 3 Mar 1709 Dartmouth, Mass Lucy Burgess
2 Feb 1732 – Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass
1 Jan 1775 Nantucket, Mass
4. Ruth Morton 8 Feb 1714 Dartmouth Isaiah Peckham
19 Apr 1736 Dartmouth, Mass
3 Nov 1747 Dartmouth
5. Joanna Morton 1718
Dartmouth
Samuel Mendall
31 Mar 1740
10 Mar 1805 New Bedford, Mass
6. Seth MORTON 20 Jan 1722 Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass Elizabeth ALLEN
4 Dec 1746 in Dartmouth, Mass.
5 Oct 1802 New Bedford, Bristol, Mass.
7. Mary Morton 1725
Dartmouth
William Dexter
9 Jun 1744 North Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass
3 Nov 1747

Manasseh’s father was one of the original purchasers of Dartmouth in 1652.  Manasseh moved there from Plymouth about 1708.

Dartmouth, Mass

Children

1. Elizabeth Morton

Elizabeth’s husband Thomas Handy was born 11 Nov 1706 in Sandwich, Mass. His parents were Richard Handy (1672 – 1729) and Patience Randall (1678 – 1730). Thomas died before 4 Apr 1793 in New Bedford, Mass.

Children of Elizabeth and Thomas:

i. Thomas Handy b. 1731 Dartmouth, Mass.; d. 1810 Rochester Sandwich Harwich; m. 20 Aug 1753 – Dartmouth to Priscilla Hammond (b. 17 Jul 1734 Dartmouth). Priscilla’s parents were Samuel Hammond (1685 – 1764) and Elizabeth or Deliverance Edminster (1710 – 1748) Thomas and Priscilla had two children Gamaliel (b. 1754) and Levi (b. 1756)

ii. Rebecca Handy b. 1736 Dartmouth, Mass; d. 1772 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass<; m. ~1757 to her cousins Ebenezer Handy (b. 17 Apr 1732 or 25 Oct 1732 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass. – d. 1827 in Wayne, Kennebec, Maine) Ebenezer’s parents were Benjamin Handy (1703 – ) and Elizabeth Fish (1705 – ) Ebenezer and Rebecca had nine children born between 1757 and 1772.

After Rebecca died, Ebenezer married Annie Hicks (b. 1736 – d. 1818 in Wayne) In 1775 Ebenezer, Anne and eight children removed to Wayne, Kennebec, Maine.

3. Taber Morton

Taber’s wife Lucy Burgess was born 6 Jan 1710 in Lexington, Middlesex, Mass. Lucy’s parents were William Burgess (1686 – 1715) and Eleanor Monroe (1683 – 1729). Lucy died 30 Sep 1786 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass.

Taber left a large estate. Nantucket lands and landowners, Volume 2, Issue 1 By Henry Barnard Worth – December, 1775.

Lucy Morton, widow of Taber Morton, administratrix of his estate, valued at £1,850.

1781 – Division of estate of Tabor Morton made between William, Reuben, Mary and Ruth Morton, Abigail Sinclair. Judith Burnell.

Child of Taber and Lucy:

i. Mary Morton b. 26 Mar 1734 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass; d. 15 Dec 1797 in Nantucket; unmarried 1798. Will Mary Morton. Niece, Deborah Morton (b. 25 Sep 1761. She died on 13 Jan 1832 at age 70; D. single at the Asylum.)

ii. William Morton b. 17 Jul 1736 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass; d. 4 Sep 1803 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass.; m. 31 Dec 1791 to Jemima Coffin (b. 2 Feb 1759 in Nantucket – d. 17 Aug 1842 in Nantucket) Jemima’s parents were David Coffin (1718 – 1804) and Ruth Coleman (1721 – 1763) Jemima’s 3rd great grandfather was our ancestor Thomas COLEMAN. Also see my post Nantucket Founders. William and Jemima had a son William Jr (b. 1793)

After William died, Jemima married 4 Sep 1806 in Nantucket to Prince Gardner(1742 – 1816).

iii. Abigail Morton b. 7 Sep 1738 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass.; d. 21 August 1821; m. 30 Dec 1756 Nantucket to Samuel Sinclair

iv. Ruth Morton b. ~1740 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass.; d. 3 Jun 1820; unmarried

v. Judith Morton b. ~ 1745 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass; d. 22 Oct 1781; m.14 Apr 1766 – Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass. to James Burrell (Burill) ( – d. 11 Oct 1793) Judith and James had a boy Seth (b. 1768)

vi. Reuben Morton Sr. b. 8 Aug 1743 or 1 Aug 1747 Hudson, Columbia, New York; [I don’t know why Reuben would have been born in New York when there isn’t evidence that Taber and Lucy left Nantucket, but that’s what all the genealogies say]d. 27 Dec 1813 Athens, Greene, New York; fell through the ice crossing the Hudson River and drowned; m. 28 Dec 1768 Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass to Mary Worth (b. 4 Dec 1747 Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass – d. 5 Apr 1818 Athens, Greene, New York) Reuben and Lucy had six children born between 1769 and 1792.

4. Ruth Morton

Ruth’s husband Isaiah Peckham was born 14 Sep 1705 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Stephen Peckham (1652 – 1724) and Mary Pope (1654 – 1730). Isaiah died 19 Mar 1794 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.

Children of Ruth and Isaiah

i. Isaiah Peckham b. 1737 Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass; m. 18 Nov 1764 in Dartmouth to Elizabeth Kirby (b. 5 Aug 1744 in Dartmouth – d. 11 Mar 1794) Elizabeth’s parents were William Kirby (b. 1711) and Hannah Reed.

ii. Peleg Peckham b. Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass; m. int. 9 Jan. 1775 Dartmouth to Rhoda Briggs Ruth’s parents were Jacob Briggs and Hannah Myrick. Peleg is a Peckham family name. It’s possible that the Peleg that married Ruth was the son of Stephen Peckham (1718 – 1797) and Sarah Boss (1724 – )born 27 Sep 1744 in Dartmouth.

iii. Prince Peckham b. 30 Jan 1746 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass; d, 06 Mar 1833 in Middletown, Delaware, NY; m1. 1 Feb 1765 – Dartmouth Mary Jenny (Jenne) ( – 1780); m2. 28 Nov 1780 Chilmark, Dukes, Mass to Sarah Austin (b. ~1756 in Chilmack, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass – d. aft. 15 Mar 1834 in probably Middletown, Delaware Co, NY when she sent a statement to the pension board.) Prince and Sarah had five children between 1783 and 1802.

It’s possible that Prince’s parents were John Peckham (1697 – 1781) and Mary Boston (1702 – 1780)

Prince served in Revolutionary War as a 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Cranston’s Company of Coast Guard. Engaged July 25, 1775; serving 5 months, 19 days in defense of the seacoast

iv. Lucy Peckham b. Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass

v. Zilpha Peckham b. Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass

5. Joanna Morton

Joanna’s husband Samuel Mendal was born 3 Nov 1714 in Rochester, Plymouth, Mass..  His parents were John Mendall (1688 – 1768) and Prudence Gibbs (1689 – 1732).  Samuel died after 20 Feb 1770 in Rochester, Plymouth, Mass.

Children of Joanna and Samuel

i. Daniel Mendall b. 31 Aug 1741 Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass; d. 1805 Dartmouth Rochester, Plymouth, Mass; m1. 23 Mar 1769 to his cousin Hannah Mendall (b. 5 Aug 1746 in Rochester – d. 1772) Hannah’s parents were Amos Mendall (b. 1722) and Susanna Church (b. 1721) Daniel and Hannah had one son Ebenezer (b. 1768)

Soldiers – Revolutionary War Extracted From Mattapoisett And Old Rochester Massachusetts
Church Mendall.
Daniel Mendall.
Samuel Mendall.
Seth Mendall.

m2. 9 Mar 1775 in Rochester to Thankful Hammond. There were five Thankful Hammonds born in Rochester between 1740 and 1768 so I’m not sure which ones where her parents. Daniel and Thankful eight children born from 1776 to 1791.

ii. Ruth Mendall b. 24 Dec 1748 Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.; d. 5 Feb 1821 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.; Burial: Cedarville Cemetery, Plymouth; m. 5 Apr 1770 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass to Barnabas Ellis (b. 9 Dec 1749 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass. – d. 18 Nov 1833 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass; Burial: Cedarville Cemetery, Plymouth) Barnabas’ parents were Eleazer Ellis (b. 1724) and Deborah Gibbs (1724 1766). Ruth and Barnabas had six children born between 1771 and 1784 in Plymouth.

Barnabas served as a private in the Revolutionary War. Barnabas Ellis: Private, Captain Zaccheus Bartlet’s Company, Colonel Lathrop’s Regiment; service, 10 days. Company marched from South Precinct in Plymouth to Bristol, Rhode Island on 11 Dec 1776 on an alarm.

Seth Freeman, an authorized agent of the General Court sold for 9 lbs. 18 sh., by deed 4 Feb 1785, a tract in the Herring Pond Indian lands to Barnabas Ellis” of Plymouth, yeoman. (today’s Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe)

Children: Eleazer Ellis, Reuben Ellis, Lois Ellis, Francis Ellis, William Ellis and Jennie Ellis.

iii. Lois Mendall b. 26 Mar 1752 Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass; d. 18 Jul 1821 Rochester, Plymouth, Mass.; m. 30 Nov 1775 in Rochester to Isaac Briggs (b. 4 May 1747 in Rochester – d. 16 Oct 1802 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.) Issac’s parents were John, Jr. Briggs (1711 – 1771) and Mary Benson (1716 – 1792). Lois and Isaac had nine children born between 1776 and 1794.

iv. Seth Mendal b. 1754 Rochester, Plymouth, Mass.; d. 6 Sep 1812 Rochester; m. 16 Nov 1780 in Rochester to Meribah Clifton (b. 28 Oct 1758 in Rochester – d. Dec 1830 in Rochester) Meribah’s parents were Timothy Clifton (1720 – 1776) and Deliverance Bolles ( 1722 – 1778) Seth and Meribah had eight children born between 1781 and 1792 in Rochester.

6. Seth MORTON (See his page)

7. Mary Morton

Mary’s husband William Dexter was born 14 May 1719 in Rochester, Plymouth, Mass. His parents were cousins  Jabez Dexter (1690 – 1773) and Mary Dexter (1692 – 1759). William died 10 Mar 1805 in New Bedford, Bristol, Mass.

Children of Mary and William:

i. Alice Dexter b. 16 Jun 1744 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.

ii. Abigail Dexter b. 9 Jun 1746 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.; d. 1774 in Rochester, Plymouth, Mass; m. 14 Aug 1772 – Dartmouth to Benjamin Bolles (b. 1750 in Rochester – d. 1809 in Rochester) Abigail and Benjamin had one son Rueben (b. 1774)

Bolles, Benjamin. Corporal, Capt. Charles Church’s co., Lieut. Col. White’s (4th Plymouth Co.) regt.; enlisted July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll dated Rochester.

iii. Eunice Dexter b. 14 Oct 1748 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass; d. New Bedford, Bristol, Mass.; m. 3 Jun 1773 – Church of Christ, First Congregational Church of Dartmouth (now Acushnet) to Elisha Stephens (b. 5 Mar 1751 in Rochester Plymouth Mass. – d. 15 Oct. 1835 in possibly Illinois) Elisha’s parents were Isaac Stevens (b.1723) and Elizabeth Dexter (b.1725)

Elisha Fought in Revolutionary War – took part in the Boston Tea Party – fought battles including Ticonderoga NY

iv. Luen Dexter b. 21 Aug 1751 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass; d. 1 Sep 1838 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York > m. 22 Feb 1778 Rochesster, Plymouth, Mass. to Bathsheba “Vashti” Priscilla Sturtevant (b. 4 Sep 1756 in Rochester -d. 6 Sep 1839 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass) Vashti’s parents were Zadock Sturtevant (1724 – 1821) and Priscilla Howes Barstow (b. 1729)

In the 1800 census, Luen was living in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont with a household of 11

In the 1810 census, Luen had removed to Henderson, Jefferson, New York, and had a household of 9.

Still listed in the 1830 census;

Sources:

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10708951/person/215856048

Hudson-Mohawk genealogical and family memoirs: a record of …, Volume 2 By Cuyler Reynolds

Representative men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts …, Volume 3

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=1146457&st=1

Taber Morton’s children’s marriages – Vital records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the year 1850 page 4_221

http://www.nantuckethistoricalassociation.net/bgr/BGR-o/p302.htm#i9044

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