Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameMoses SLEEPER 692
Reside1 Date1793
Reside1 PlaceFrancestown, New Hampshire
Misc. Notes
“MOSES SLEEPER, doubtless a relative of Benjamin and Nathaniel, settled quite early [in Francestown, N.H.] upon the John Sleeper place near the road leading to Garvin Sleeper’s. His name appears on the list of tax-payers of 1793, but there is reason to believe that he did not live long in this town. It is known that he had three children.”546

Two of his children are said to have resided in “Whitefield, Vt.”546 Is that now Whitefield, New Hampshire, near the Vermont border?

“I believe, this Moses might be a son of David Sleeper b1721 - I can't get at my Bristol History by Musgrove right now. In case I am right, the heritage would be: Thomas 1;Aaron 2; Moses 3; David 4 (b1721); Moses 5; John 6. This is worth investigating -- Remember too, that at various different times of border disagreements, the home of David Sleeper b1721 was in either Bristol or Alexandria; but David's place of abode never did change; just the borders and the township." (Virginia Sleeper-Terry, 9 Jan 2004, on the Sleeper Family Genealogy Forum,

There are a number of detailed Sleeper genealogies in Richard W. Musgrove’s History of the Town of Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire (Bristol, N.H.: R.W. Musgrove, 1904), but neither this Moses Sleeper nor any of his children appear to be included. The given name Moses seems to have been a common one in the family for several generations.

The New Hampshire Sleepers all descend from the immigrant Thomas Sleeper (abt. 1616 – 30 July 1696), who was living in Hampton, New Hampshire, by 1645.992

David Sleeper, the father of Moses as conjectured above, was born 18 Nov 1721 in Kingston, New Hampshire, the son of another Moses Sleeper and his wife Margaret Sanborn.
 John (1786-1853)
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