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William Morehouse (View posts)
Posted: 957082871000
I have info dating back to 1653 from Thomas Morehouse, a deputy to general court of Ct and fisrt settler of Fairfield County,CT any info, please write back.

Marsena (Marcy) MOREHOUSE: CT > NY

Posted: 958167043000
Edited: 993244467000
Hi all. New to CT research. Seeking info
on fam of Marcy /Marcey / Marsena MOREHOUSE,
b 27 Mar 1796 Brookfield, Fairfield, CT.
She m 1815 Harvey MUNN. They migrated across
NY State, settling in Carlton, Orleans Co.,
NY. They had 4 known ch: Abel MUNN b abt
1816 CT, m Lucinda NYE; Genett MUNN b abt
1818 CT, m Wm. CHAMBERLAIN; Henry MUNN b 1823
Chenango Co., NY, m Caroline BALLOU; and
Leaman / Leaman / Lee MUNN b Orleans Co., NY,
m Sarah MAGUIRE, a Scottish lassie. Abel
also lived in WI and, by 1877, was living in
Marshall, Calhoun Co., MI w/Lucinda dtrs:
Celia, Rachel Mercy. Also in 1877, Henry's
daughter, Edith MUNN, was living in Sandwich,
DeKalb Co., IL w/her Uncle Nahum BALLOU's
family. Thanks for any help. Karen Mohr,

Mille Morehouse

Posted: 965424821000
Edited: 997118705000
Mille Morehouse was the daughter of David Morehouse from Fairfield, CT. She married Stephen Williams Jan 20, 1783 in Weston.

Morehouse of CT.

Lois Miyasaka (View posts)
Posted: 967214134000
My mother's maiden name was Morehouse. Her father traced the family back to an Abram Morehouse born in 1768 to Sarah Bulkley born in 1778. Their son Andrew married Lavinia Lord. Apparently they went first to Ohio, where son Linden Husted was born, and then to Milwaukee where both died. Does this tie in to what you have?

Morehouse Bio's

Michelle (Morehouse) Mitchell O'Bryan (View posts)
Posted: 969382538000
Hi William...
I have found alot of Morehouse information in the educational areas of the web especially that pertaining to the American Revalution and Morehouse...there is quite of bit of info there as well as a pretty extensive pedigree listing...i also found in "aol uk" in their education dept a listing of loyalists during that time which the Morehouse's were..if you have trouble finding sites...just let me know


William Morehouse (View posts)
Posted: 969446083000
Thanks, for the insight, I have to apologize I posted that message months ago, and spent no time on researching my family's geneology further. Though if you have any info on what I posted (morehouse's of Fairfield county, CT) PLEASE WRITE BACK

Morehouse information

Michelle (View posts)
Posted: 969467099000
I've got quite a bit and am finding more all the time....are you looking for bio's or descendants?.....there is some conflicting information in regards to Thomas Morehouse I and who had his children...(Elizabeth or Isabel Keeler)...but i do have a good line of the lineage from 1638 or so to present in the process of comparing to other info and settling on what i believe to be accurate...let me know what you need or are interested in and i'll see what i can do to help


william Morehouse (View posts)
Posted: 969616820000
Michelle, Thomas the first was the deputy to General Court of Ct. Ct. Legislator in 1653. His son Thomas Morehouse the second m. a Keeler but no fist name. If I am saying the correctly Thomas the 1st is my 9th greatgrand father. The information I have dates farther back but what I have now is my greatgrand Father's Ancestory.

Thomas Morehouse et al.

Michelle (View posts)
Posted: 969637049000
Hi William...may i ask how far back you got beyond 1653?....any links or advice for that is really what i'm searching now and seem to have hit the preverbial brick's what i have for Thomas I...THOMAS MOREHOUSE, the immigrant ancestor, was in Wethersfield, Conn., as early as 1640. In 1641 he removed to Stamford, and was one of the original twenty-nine white settlers of that town who purchased it of the New Haven Colony, who had previously bought it of the Indians for one hundred bushels of corn. See New Haven Colonial Records, 1638 to 1649, pp. 45 and 199

In 1653 he settled in Fairfield, and died there in 1658 leaving widow Isabel (who is supposed to have been a second wife and not mother of his children) and children Hannah2, Samuel2 (who had five sons), Thomas2, Mary2, Jonathan2 (who married Mary Wilson, daughter of Edward, of Fairfield), and John2 (who was an ensign in King Philip's war, 1676 and settled in Southampton, L. I., where he died October 10, 1701, leaving children John3, Mary3, and Phebe3).

Thomas Morehouse, as believed, was the ancestor of all the Morehouses in America; any assertion to the contrary needs confirmation. His name was sometimes spelled in the early records Moorhouse and at least one branch of his descendants now spell their name Morhous; it is believed that another has adopted the orthography of Morris.

His descendants were found in New Jersey near Newark, Elizabeth, etc., among the old families and settlers, before the Revolution; in Saratoga Co., N. Y., and the northeastern counties of that State; and throughout the west. Those of south-western Connecticut and of Dutchess and Putnam Counties, New York are believed to have descended from the son Samuel2 through his four sons Samuel Jr3, Thomas3, John3 and Daniel3, who married Hannah, daughter of Lieutenant Abraham Adams, of Fairfield, Conn.


THOMAS1 by the records appears to have purchased in Fairfield on the 6th of August, 1653, twenty-four acres of land on Sasco Hill, a beautiful location near the Sound, and on the16th day of the same month he purchased of Henry Jackson the first, and for many years the only, grist mill in the town. In September of the same year he was one of the deputies to the General Court at Hartford. He died in August, 1658. His eldest son Samuel2 was the executor of his will, and was given a double portion of his property including his houses, barn, mill and mill lot, and other land. His body was probably buried in the south-eastern part of the old cemetery in Fairfield.

Who was your Great Grandfather...i may be of some help there....

Thomas Morehouse

Lois Miyasaka (View posts)
Posted: 970239178000
My mother was a Morehouse, but apparently a branch that came over later. Have you tried the American Revolution site hosted by the DAR. They have quite a bit about the Thomas Morehouse family.
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