Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Morrell Family of New England

John Morrell (Generation 1)
PLEASE NOTE: Additional information and references need to be added ...

John Morrell, born in 1640 as shown by a Deposition, Land Grant in 1668. He was a mason.  In 1676 he settled at "Cold Harbor," in what is now known as Eliot, Maine.  He married, before 1667, Sarah, dau. of Nicholas and Elizabeth ________Hodsdon.   He was living in 1720.  He was licensed to keep a ferry and house of entertainment in  1686. REFERENCE: Old Kittery and Her Families,  Author: E. S. Stackpole Publication: 190,  Page 619.

John Morrell is found in Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1661, about four years before his marriage in Kittery. "Acting under this law [for avoiding the settlement of poor people], the Selectmen [of Ipswich] made complaint to the Ipswich Court in March 1661, that they had notified Daniel Grazier and John Morrill, Irishmen, that they were not willing to have them as inhabitants and they had not removed." We don't know of any other John Morrell in New England at this time, the only other family of this surname is Abraham Morrill of Salisbury, so it is highly likely that this is our John Morrell of Kittery. In addition, 1661 aligns well with the first mention of John in Kittery, which was in 1663, occupation "plasterer." This is the first clue we have as to the nationality of John Morrell, as it seems at least some folks in Ipswich believed he was of Ireland. REFERENCE: Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Thomas Franklin Waters (Ipswich MA: Ipswich Hist. Soc., 1917)

John Morrell was born in 1640 and married Sarah Hodson (daughter of Nicholos of Kittery) in 1674 father-in-law deeded him Birch Point, part of his homestead, reserving right to water from the spring, which still furnishes an abundant supply of excellent water. Birch Point is in the town of South Berwick Maine and near a bridge that spans the river at that place.  Two years later John Morrell sold land to Abram Conley and bought a farm at “Coole Harbor” in present town of Elliot which was in the family until 1932.  It burned to the ground the next year.   He was licensed to conduct a ferry and keep a place of entertainment – one of the first taverns in this state. He was the first to embrace the Friends Religion (Quakers) which many of his descendants embrace to present time. There is little doubt that many a Quaker fleeing from persecution in Boston was carried on the Morrell ferry to safety “down east”.   John Morrell Jr. lived on part of the old homestead and was also a large landowner in the present town of North Berwick. He was a slave owner and a man of wealth and prominence in town. The Morrell’s, Winslow’s, Lowe’s, Peasley’s and Pope’s were all Quakers down to grandfather Paschal Pope Morrell who became a Methodist Minister. He was later a chaplain in the Civil War.  The first Quakers to arrive in America were viewed as dangerous heretics in many of the colonies. They were deported as Witches, imprisoned or hung.  REFERENCE: History of the Morrell Family (Online Record)

JOHN MORRELL (Generation 1)
b.  @1640, Kittery, York Country, Maine
d.  @1723, Kittery, York Country, Maine
     SARAH HODSON/HODSDON
     daughter of Nicolas Hodgson and Elizabeth Wincoll Needham
     granddaughter of Richard Hodson and Elizabeth Prise/Price
     of Hertfordshire, England
     granddaughter of Thomas Wincall and Beatrix ____________
     1665, Kittery, Maine
     before 1674
     b. 1649, Watertown, Massachusetts
         1650, Cambridge/Boston, Massachusetts
     d.

Children of John Morrell and Sarah Hodgson
NICHOLAS MORRELL (Generation 2)
Occupation: Blacksmith
b.  January 29, 1666, Kittery, Maine (Old Kittery and Her Families, 1903)
d.  1757, Kittery, Maine
m. SARAH FRYE, 1695 in Kittery, Maine
     daughter of Abraham Frye and Sarah White
     granddaughter of Adrian Frye and Hannah White
     b. January 9, 1666, Kittery, Maine
         1677, Kittery, Maine
     d.

Children of Nicolas Morrell and Sarah Frye
Sarah Morrell, b. December 1, 1695, Kittery, Maine
Elizabeth Morrell, b. March 18, 1698, Kittery, Maine
John Morrell, b. June 6, 1701, Kittery, Maine
Robert Morrell, b. February 18, 1704, Kittery, Maine
      m. (1) Sarah Roberts
            (2) Patience Weymouth
            (3) Anne Jones
Anne Morrell, b. December 1, 1708, Kittery, Maine
      m. John Hall

JOHN MORRELL (Generation 2)
Will Proven: 1763 (Old Kittery and Her Families, 1903)
b.  1675, Kittery, Maine
d.  May 17, 1718, Kittery, Maine
     1763, North Berwick, Maine (MGleason)
m. Hannah Dixon
      December 16, 1701, Kittery, Maine
      March 18, 1701, Dover, New Hampshire
      daughter of Peter Dixon and Mary Remick of Kittery, Maine
      granddaughter of Christian Remick and Hannah Foster
      b. February 3, 1684, Kittery, Maine
      d. December 20, 1765, North Berwick, Maine

Children of John Morrell and Hannah Dixon
John Morrell, b. June 30, 1702, Kittery, Maine
Thomas Morrell, b. August 20, 1705, Kittery, Maine
Keziah Morrell, b. @ 1707, Kittery, Maine
Peter Morrell, b. September 16, 1709, Kittery, Maine
Jedediah Morrell, b. August  29, 1711, Kittery, Maine
      d. 1776, North Berwick, Maine (MGleason)
      m. Anna Dow, b. 1718, North Berwick, Maine (MGleason)
            d. 1761, North Berwick, Maine (MGleason)
Richard Morrell, b. September 23, 1713, Kittery, Maine
Mary Morrell, b. Kittery, Maine

ELIZABETH MORRELL  (SEE: Generation 2)
b. 1676, Kittery, Maine
c.  June 29, 1740, Rochester, New Hampshire
d. January 1740/1741, Kittery, Maine
    Buried at Drowne/Morrell Cemetery, Eliot, Maine
m. Samuel Drowne, February 3, 1698, Boston, Massachusetts
      married by Rev. Ben Wadsworth
      son of Leonard Drowne and Elizabeth Abbott
      granddaughter of Walter Abbott and Sarah _____________
      b. March 7, 1676, Kittery, Maine
          at Sturgeon Creek/Kittery, Maine
      d. January 25, 1721, Kittery, Maine
          Buried at Drowne/Morrell Cemetery located at
          Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine

SARAH MORRELL  (Generation 2)
b. 1679, Kittery, Maine
d.
m. (1) George Huntress, August 1, 1701, Dover, New Hampshire
            b. 1680, Portsmouth, New Hampshire,   d. 1713
      (2) Nicholas Frost, December 3, 1714, Kittery, Maine
            b. 1674, Kittery, Maine     d. 1718
      (3) Thomas Darling, 1720, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
            b. 1677, New Hampshire     d. 1739, Durham, New Hampshire

ADAH/EDAH MORRELL  (Generation 2)
b.  1680, Kittery, Maine
d.
m. (1) Jonathan Nason, April 27, 1702, Dover, New Hampshire
           son of Jonathan Nason and Sarah Jenkins
           grandson of Richard Nason and Sarah Baker
           grandson of Reynolds Jenkins and Anne Gall
           b. 1676/1677, Kittery, Maine
           c. April 13, 1712, Berwick, Maine 
           d. April 7, 1746, Kittery, Maine
                Will Dated: November 4, 1745 Will Probated: April 7, 1746
     (2) Benjamin Wormwoord
          August 29, 1747
          b.
          d.

Children of Adah Morrell and Benjamin Wormwood
Adah Wormwood
Jerusha Wormwood

HANNAH MORRELL  (Generation 2)
b. 1682, Kittery, Maine
d.  January 10, 1766
m.  (1) John Tidy, 1702
            son of Robert Tody and Sarah Libby
            b. 1683
            d. January 1766

ABRAHAM MORRELL  (Generation 2)
b.  1684, Kittery, Maine
d.  1724
m. Pheobe Heard, 1712, Maine
     daughter of John Heard and Phebe Littlefield
     b. January 15, 1692, Kittery, Maine
     d.
     m. (2) Thomas Stevens, August 29, 1724, Kittery, Maine

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NICHOLAS MORRELL (Generation 2)
Occupation: Blacksmith
b.  January 29, 1666, Kittery, Maine (Old Kittery and Her Families, 1903)
d.  1757, Kittery, Maine
m. SARAH FRYE, 1695 in Kittery, Maine
      SARAH WHITE FRYE
      daughter of Abraham Frye and Sarah White
      granddaughter of Adrian Frye and Hannah White
      b. January 9, 1666, Kittery, Maine
          1677, Kittery, Maine
      d.

Children of Nicolas Morrell and Sarah Frye
SARAH MORRELL  (Generation 3)
b. December 1, 1695, Kittery, Maine
d. 1754, Somerville, Hancock, Maine
m. Benjamin Weymouth
     son of Benjamin Weymouth and Mary Vickery
     b. February 1, 1694, Dover, Strafford, Maine
     d.

Children of Benjmain Weymouth and Sarah Morrell
Sarah Weymouth, b. February 23, 1728/1729, Berwick, Maine

ELIZABETH MORRELL  (Generation 3)
b. March 18, 1698, Kittery, Maine
d.
m. Thomas Hobbs
      December 2, 1721, Kittery, Maine
      son of Henry Hobbs and Mary ______________
      grandson of Henry Hobbs and Hannah Canney
*Several members of the Hobbs family came to Maine from Dover, New Hampshire and pioneers of this name have been identified with the settlement of several towns in York County, Maine and also other Maine Counties. Some of these men were millwrights and as such became instrumental in establishing the lumber manufactering business. From State of Maine Genealogies, pg 1592.
      b. @ 1696, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
      d. @ October 13, 1777, Berwick, Maine

Children of Thomas Hobbs and Elizabeth Morrell
Phebe Hobbs, @ 1722, Berwick, Maine
       m. Francis Chadbourne, 1752, Berwick, Maine
Thomas Hobbs, Jr. b. 1726, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
       m. Mary Abbott, 1758, Berwick, Maine

JOHN MORRELL    (Generation 3)
b. June 6, 1701, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.

ROBERT MORRELL   (Generation 3)
b. February 18, 1704, Kittery, Maine
d. 1781, Kittery, Maine
m. (1) Sarah Roberts Weymouth
           May 29, 1729, Kittery, Maine
           b.  1709
           d.  August 14, 1737
Children of Robert Morrell and (1) Sarah Roberts Weymouth
Abigial Morrell, b. January 28, 1731, Kittery/Eliot, Maine
      m. Thomas Hammett, April 5, 1750, Newington, NH
Lucy Morrell, b. November 3, 1732, Kittery, Maine
William Morrell, b. March 5, 1733/1734, Kittery, Maine
      m. Rachel Warren, March 1, 1764
Lydia Morrell, b. December 1735, Kittery, Maine

m. (2) Patience Weymouth
           daughter of Timothy Weymouth and Patience Stone
            1738, Kittery, Maine
            b. March 10. 1710/1711, Kittery, Maine
            d.
Children of Robert Morrell and (2) Patience Weymouth
Isaac Morrell, b. January 31, 1738/1739, Kittery, Maine
      m. (1) Joanna Chadbourne, May 28, 1772, Kittery, Maine
            (2) Hannah Stanley, July 4, 1793, Kittery, Maine
Nicholas Morrell, b. November 12, 1740, Kittery, Maine
      m. Patience Chick, June 12, 1762, Kittery, Maine
            daughter of Thomas Chick and Martha Bradeen
Timothy Morrell, b. July 16, 1742, Kittery, Maine
Joel Morrell, b. October 28, 1744, Kittery, Maine
      m. Hannah Wilson, July 13, 1774, Kittery, Maine
Mary Morrell, b. November 12, 1746, Kittery, Maine
      m. Silas Hoag, 1766, Kittery, Maine
Annie Morrell, b. May 16, 1749, Kittery, Maine
      m. ___________ Hunt
Eunice Morrell, b. October 24, 1751, Kittery, Maine
Jane Morrell, b. October  9, 1758, Kittery, Maine
      m. Joseph Broughton, December 13, 1781, Portsmouth, NH

(3) Anne Jones
      November 9, 1779, Kittery, Maine
      b. York County, Maine
      d.
Children of Robert Morrell and (3) Anne Jones
(No issue from this marriage)

ANNE MORRELL   (Generation 3)
b. December 1, 1708, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.

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ROBERT MORRELL (Generation 3)
son of Nicholas Morrell and Sarah Frye
grandson of John Morrell and Sarah Hodsdon/Hodson
b. February 18, 1704, Kittery, Maine
d. 1781, Kittery, Maine
m. (1) SARAH ROBERTS
           May 29, 1729, Kittery, Maine
           b. 1709, near Kittery, York County, Maine
           d. August 14, 1737, Kittery, Maine

Children of Robert Morrell and (1) Sarah Roberts
ABIGAIL MORRELL  (Generation 4)
b.   January 28, 1729/1730, Kittery, Maine
      January 28, 1731, Kittery/Eliot, Maine
d.  after 1760
m. Thomas Hammett
     son of John Hammett
     April 5, 1750, Newington, NH
     b. near Kittery, York County, Maine
     d.

LUCY MORRELL  (Generation 4)
b. November 3, 1732, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.

WILLIAM MORRELL   (Generation 4)
b. March 5, 1733/1734, Kittery, Maine
d.
m. Rachel Warren
      March 1, 1764
      b.
      d.

LYDIA MORRELL   (Generation 4)
b. December 1735, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.

m.  (2) PATIENCE WEYMOUTH  
            daughter of Timothy Weymouth and (2) Patience Stone
            1738, Kittery, Maine
            b. March 10. 1710/1711, Kittery, Maine
            d.
Children of Robert Morrell and (2) Patience Weymouth
ISAAC MORRELL   (Generation 4)
b. January 31, 1738/1739, Kittery, Maine
d. @ 1750, York County, Maine
m. (1) Joanna Chadbourne, May 28, 1772, Kittery, Maine
           daughter of William Chadbourne and Phebe _______________
           granddaughter of William Chadbourne and Mary _____________
           great granddaughter of Humphrey Chadbourne and Sally Bolles
           great great granddaughter of Humphrey Chadbourne and Lucy Treworgy
           b.
           d.
      (2) Hannah Stanley, July 4, 1793, Kittery, Maine
           b. York County, Maine
           d.

NICHOLAS MORRELL   (Generation 4)
b.  November 12, 1740, Kittery, Maine
d.  1784, Kittery, Maine
m. Patience Chick, June 12, 1762, Kittery, Maine
      daughter of Thomas Chick and Martha Bradeen
      granddaughter of Richard Chick and Martha Lord
      great granddaughter of Thomas Chick and Elizabeth Spencer
      b.  1741, Kittery, Maine
      d.

TIMOTHY MORRELL    (Generation 4)
b. July 16, 1742, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.

JOEL MORRELL  (Generation 4)
Lived at Eliot Homestead …
b. October 28, 1744, Kittery, Maine
d. February 7, 1825, Kittery, Maine
     buried at Old Morrell Cemetery @ Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
m. Hannah Wilson, July 13, 1774, Kittery, Maine
      b. 1750
      d.

Children of Joel Morrell and Hannah Wilson:
Samuel Morrell, settled in Tuftonborough, New Hampshire
Betsy Morrell, m. Simon Hanscom, March 2, 1794
Nancy Morrell, m. Robert Johnson, October 1, 1808
Jane Morrell (unmarried with no issue)
William Morrell, b. 1787    d. 1870
        m. Mary Emory, settled on father Joel Morrell’s Farm
Joel Morrell, d. 1813/1814, Halifax Prison
        m. Sally Bartlett
Jacob, Morrell, b. October 17, 1797, lived on father Joel Morrell’s Farm
        m. Sarah Jenkins

MARY MORRELL    (Generation 4)
b. November 12, 1746, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.  Silas Hoag
       1766, Kittery, Maine
       December 21, 1768, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
       b.  1742, near Kittery, York County, Maine
       d.

ANNIE MORRELL    (Generation 4)
b. May 16, 1749, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.  ___________ Hunt
      b.
      d.

EUNICE MORRELL    (Generation 4)
b. October 24, 1751, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.

JANE MORRELL    (Generation 4)
b. October  9, 1758, Kittery, Maine
d.
m.  Joseph Broughton, December 13, 1781, Portsmouth, NH
       b.
       d.


m. (3) ANNE JONES
           November 9, 1779, Kittery, Maine
           b. York County, Maine
           d.
Children of Robert Morrell and (3) Anne Jones
(No issue from this marriage

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JOEL MORRELL (SEE: Generation 4)
Lived at Eliot Homestead …
b.  October 28, 1744, Kittery, Maine
d.  February 7, 1825, Kittery, Maine
      buried at Old Morrell Cemetery @ Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
m. Hannah Wilson, July 13, 1774, Kittery, Maine
      b. 1750/1758, Eliot, Maine
      d. June 1, 1831, Eliot, Maine (NEHGS Register)

Children of Joel Morrell and Hannah Wilson:
BETSY MORRELL    (Generation 5) 
b.   @ 1774, Maine
d.   October 21, 1802 (OKHF)
m.  Simon Hanscom, March 2, 1794
       b. @1763 (OKHF)
       d. November 23, 1833 (OKHF)
       m. (2) Betsy Remick, April 21, 1803 (OKHF)
                  daughter of Stephen Remick and Hannah Rogers (OKHF)
                  b.
                  d.
Children of Simon Hanscom and Betsy Morrell:
Jonathan Hanscom, m. Olive Ann Paul, July 9, 1818 (OKHF)
       Moved to Wilton, Maine (OKHF)
Betsy Hanscom, m. July 21, 1819, Ebenezer Frye (OKHF)
Joel Hanscom, m. Elizabeth H. Pierpoint, February 9, 1836 (OKHF)
       Moved to Wilton, Maine (OKHF)

JOEL MORRELL    (Generation 5)
b.  1775, Maine
d.  1795 (“lost at sea as young man”)
m.  (unmarried with no issue)

JANE MORRELL    (Generation 5)
b.  @ 1777, Maine
d.
m.  (unmarried with no issue)

SAMUEL MORRELL   (Generation 5)
Settled in Tuftonborough, New Hampshire
b.  March 17, 1779, Maine
d.  February 27, 1849, Tuftonborough, New Hampshire
m. Mary Hudson, September 1810
      b.
      d. 1876, Tuftonborough, New Hampshire
Children of Samuel Morrell and Mary Hudson:
Hannah W. Morrell, b. October 15, 1812
Joel Morrill/Morrell, b. May 11, 1815, Tuftonborough, New Hampshire
      d. October 4, 1867, Newburgh, Maine
      m. Almira Piper
Almira Morrell, b. October 17, 1817
William Morrell, b. June 7, 1819   d. December 25, 1819
      m. (unmarried with no issue)
Mary Jane Morrell, b. April 5, 1822    d. July 5, 1861
      m. John D. Mallard, September 12, 1847, Moltonborough, New Hampshire
Sarah Morrell, b. March 13, 1816    d. November 22, 1854
      m. John S. Foss, October 1828
Elizabeth Morrell, b. June 4, 1828    d. March 1, 1866
      m. Jacob G. Smith
Julia Morrell, b. January 20, 1830,   d. January 20, 1830
      m. (unmarried with no issue)
Julia Leavitt Morrell, b. @ 1831    d. August 22, 1853

WILLIAM MORRELL   (Generation 5)
Settled on father Joel Morrell’s Farm
Resided in Eliot, Maine in 1870 (Census)
b. February 1786, Eliot, Maine
d. December 25, 1870, Eliot, Maine
    m.  Mary Emery, February, 21, 1816
           b. October 30, 1794, Eliot, Maine
           d. November 4, 1885, Eliot, Maine
Children of William Morrell and Mary Emery:
Jane Morrell, b. April 6, 1816, Eliot, Maine   d. April 18, 1898
Isaac Morrell, b. May 15, 1818, Eliot, Maine  d. January 2, 1845, Eliot, Maine
Japhet Morrell, b. March 11, 1821, Eliot, Maine  d. October 30, 1854, Eliot, Maine
      m. Elizabeth P. Hanscom
Sarah Ann Morrell, b. Feb. 7, 1823, Eliot, Maine   D. Feb. 19, 1883
      m. Ephraim Shorey, December 24, 1847, South Berwick, Maine
Adeline Morrell, b. 1827, Eliot, Maine     d. April 2, 1892
Moses Morrell, b. June 29, 1830, Eliot, Maine   d. October 26, 1917, Eliot, Maine
      m. Sarah Elizabeth Emery
Alonzo Morrell, b. November 7, 1833, Eliot, Maine
      m. Ellen Elizabeth Hill
Martha Morrell, b. June 16, 1835, Eliot, Maine   d. June 13, 1844, Eliot, Maine
      m. (unmarried with no issue)

NANCY MORRELL    (Generation 5) 
b.   1789, Maine
d.   August 3, 1828
m.  Robert Johnson, October 1, 1808
       b.
       d.

JACOB MORRELL     (Generation 5)
Lived on father Joel Morrell’s Farm
b.  October 17, 1792, Eliot, Maine
d.  October 16, 1812
m. Sally Bartlett
      b.
      d.

JOHN MORRELL    (Generation 5)
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 residing at Eliot, Maine (Census)
b.   October 17, 1797, Eliot, Maine
d.   November 26, 1881, Eliot, Maine
      Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
m. SARAH JENKINS
      October 17, 1821, South Berwick, Maine
      b. April 1797
      d. November 13, 1865, Eliot, Maine
          Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine

Children of John Morrell and Sarah Jenkins:
Benning, Morrell, b. October 1822, Maine   d. April 7, 1879, Eliot, Maine
      Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
Mary Ann Morrell, b. July 5, 1825, Maine   d. May 31, 1909, Eliot, Maine
      Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
Franklin Jefferson Morrell, b. Jan. 2, 1828   d. January, 10, 1891, Eliot, Maine
      Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
Charles Edward Morrell, b. May 1832, Maine   d. Sept. 15, 1865, Eliot, Maine
      Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
Andrew J. Morrell, b. December 1834, Maine   d. Feb. 6, 1882, Eliot, Maine
      Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
Henrietta Morrell, b. Nov. 2, 1838, Maine    d. March 12, 1912, Eliot, Maine
      Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine
Horace Morrell, b. Nov. 2, 1838, Maine    d. January 10, 1871, Eliot, Maine
      Buried at The Morrell Cemetery, Old Cottage Lane, Eliot, Maine

     

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful information. My great grandmother, Edia (Edith) Lord was the daughter of Esther Morrell and Samuel Lord, both of Maine. Great to have info on her family back to the 17th century!
    Rebecca.Stringer@twc.com

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