Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameJoseph MORSE 286
Birth Date1615
Birth PlaceRedgrave, Suffolk, England
Death Date1654
Death PlaceDedham, Massachusetts
Immigr Date1635
Immigr Place“Increase” from London
FlagsImmigrant, Presidential Ancestor
FatherSamuel MORSE (bp. 1576-1654)
MotherElizabeth JASPER (bp. 1579-1655)
Misc. Notes
Joseph Morse and Hannah Phillips are ancestors of U.S. President Calvin Coolidge.328

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Birth Date1617
Death Date3 Oct 1676
Death PlaceBoston, Massachusetts
Burial Date6 Oct 1676
Will Date1676202
Immigr Date?
Misc. Notes
There were several persons named Phillips among the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, and the relationships among them are not known. In an entry for one Henry Phillips, Bond’s Watertown287 reports: “What affinity there was, if any, between Rev. George Phillips [Watertown’s first minister], this Henry Phillips, and Hannah Phillips ‘of Watertown,’ who m., Sept. 1, 1638, Joseph Morse, first of Dedham, afterwards of Medfield, has not been ascertained.... Hannah, wid. of Joseph Morse, m., in 1658, Thomas Boyden, an early settler of Watertown, then said to be of Medfield. In her Will, dated 1676, she mentions he daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Lawrence”. Note that these two daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah, married two Lawrence brothers, Peleg and Nathaniel Lawrence.
Marr Date1 Sep 1638202
Marr PlaceDedham, Massachusetts
ChildrenElizabeth (1647-1715)
 Sarah (1643-1684)
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