Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameSarah MORSE 202
Birth Date16 Sep 1643
Death Date1684
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
FatherJoseph MORSE (1615-1654)
MotherHannah PHILLIPS (1617-1676)
Misc. Notes
Bond’s Watertown on p. 821 identifies the parents of Sarah (Morse) Lawrence as “John and Hannah (Phillips) Morse, of Dedham”234 but on p. 872 Bond identifies her father as “Joseph” rather than John. “John” appears to be a simple misprint, but it has carried over into later sources, including Green’s Epitaphs236, which also identifies the parents of Sarah (Morse) Lawrence as “John” and Hannah Morse, probably on the basis of Bond’s earlier error.
Birth Date15 Oct 1639
Death Date14 Apr 1724
Death PlaceCharlestown Farms, Massachusetts
FatherJohn LAWRENCE (-1667)
MotherElizabeth COOKE (1611-1663)
Misc. Notes
According to Bond’s Watertown234 (with square brackets in the original), “Dea. NATHANIEL LAWRENCE, of Groton, m., in Sud., Mar. 13, 1660-1, SARAH MORSE, b. Sept. 16, 1643, dr. of John and Hannah (Phillips) Morse, of Dedham. [See Memorial of Morse, p. 40.] She d. in Groton, in 1684, and he m. (2d) HANNAH (Anna) _____. She d. after 1701, for Nathaniel L., and wife Hannah, of Groton, signed a deed Jan. 14, 1701. He was adm. freeman, May 15, 1672; was early chosen a deacon; was a Rep. of Groton, and much employed in town business. In advanced life he moved to Charlestown Farms, where he d. Ap. 14, 1724, aged 85. His Will, dated Aug. 4, 1718, proved May 8, 1724, mentions son Nathaniel, to whom he gave land in Groton; son John; drs. Hannah Houlden, and Mary Wheeler; son Samuel Page; dr. Elizabeth Harris; dr. Deborah, and grandson Lawrence. Inventory, £714 18s. 6d.” A list of his children follows.

Green’s Epitaphs235 repeats substantially the same information: Nathaniel “is represented in this neighborhood at the present time by numerous descendants. He held various offices in the church and town, and was one of the first representatives to the General Court, under the charter of William and Mary, in the year 1693. He married, first, March 13, 1660-1, Sarah, daughter of John and Hannah Morse, of Dedham, and lived for a while at Sudbury, before coming to Groton. His wife died August 29, 1683, and he married, secondly, Hannah _____. In advanced life he removed to that part of Cam-[p. 244]bridge now Lexington, where one of his sons was living, and here he died March 12, 1746, leaving a large family.”

Note that brothers Nathaniel and Peleg Lawrence married sisters Sarah and Elizabeth Morse.
Marr Date13 Mar 1660/1
Marr PlaceSudbury, Massachusetts
ChildrenNathaniel (1661-)
 Sarah (Died as Child) (1663-)
 Hannah (Died as Child) (1664-)
 John (1667-1746)
 Mary (Died as Child) (1670-)
 Sarah (1672-<1718)
 Elizabeth (1674-1675)
 Deborah (1683-)
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