Moses, Moyses, Moysis, Mosses
John MOSES, born circa 1616 England (age 70 in 1686), migration 1631, first residence Casco, Portsmouth NH by 1639, Sergeant by 1672, Scott ancestry, still living 1693-4
Spouse: (1) Alice _____ probably died before 1664/5, married by 1642 (2) Anne widow of John Jones married by 9/17/1667
Children: By (1) Aaron, Lt., born circa 1650 married Ruth Sherburne & Mary born 1660 married1677, she 2nd married Henry Sherburne; Joanna born c. 1649 married Timothy Davis; Daughter born circa 1642, married Thomas Creber; Mary born 1645 married Ferdinando Huff; Elizabeth born circa 1640 married Joseph Walker; Sarah born c. 1653 married Timothy Waterhouse
Lt. Aaron MOSES born Sagamore Creek in Portsmouth about 1650; died by 1713
Spouse: (1) Ruth Sherburne/Sherborn married 6/1/1676 (2) Mary LEACH? married by 1690, she married 2d John Sherburne 10/20/1720;
Children: (by 1st wife) Ruth married Timothy Waterhouse, Joseph Mead, and Thomas Skinner; Elizabeth died without issue married Joseph Smith; Aaron died without issue. (by 2nd wife) Sarah; James born circa 1690 married Martha Jackson; Josiah tanner, born circa 1698 married Abigail Nelson; Joseph house joiner born circa 1690, soldier at Fort William and Mary 1708, married Rebecca Ayers, Hannah ? and Eleanor Jackson Lang; Mark farmer & cordwainer, born circa 1703 married Martha Williams 1724 and Jane Wallace Samuel died young; Martha; Hannah; Abigail; James farmer & cordwainer married Martha Jaxon 1713
Sarah MOSES born about 1688
Spouse: Sylvanus SCOTT Englishman & weaver, of Portsmouth, married 10/21/1714 Portsmouth NH; 1732 removed to Scarborough ME; removed to Machias ME
Children: Samuel baptized 6/23/1723 Portsmouth removed to Machias ME 1763, Revolutionary War Vet Patriot married Susannah PERRY 12/29/1743 Scarborough; Sylvanus; Ruth married George Tompson; Sarah baptized 1716 married Joseph Seavey in Scarborough resided Machias; Elizabeth married Col. Benjamin Foster, jr.; Frances baptized 1720 married Wooden Foster brother to Benjamin; Amos baptized 1718
ACHS 2/90: Sylvannus Scott Sr. of Portsmouth NH married Sarah Moses of Portsmouth; daughter Sarah Scott married Joseph Seavey in Scarborough ME; they resided Machias ME.
Gen Dic. of ME & NH:
Scott, Sylvanus, Portsmouth, m 10/21/1714 Sarah Moses(1). Will 1754-1756 names w
Sarah, sons Samuel, Sylvanus; daus. Ruth wid of GeorgeTompson; Sarah w of Joseph
Seavey; Elizabeth w of Benj Foster (2 jr.); Frances w of Wooden Foster (2).
Members of his fam went to Scarb and to Machias.
Historic Homes & Places & Genealogical & Personal Memories Vol. 4 by Wlm Cutter: I Sergeant John Moses was born in England about 1615 though there is a tradition in the family that he was of Scotch ancestry. He settled in Portsmouth New Hampshire, received his first grant of land in 1639, had other grants; one of fifteen acres January 13 1652, one of five acres December 5 1653, and he shared in the general division of 1660 having finally received eighty three acres. He signed the petition favoring the jurisdiction of Massachusetts over New Hampshire in 1665. He was sergeant in the militia company. He made a contract with his son Aaron January 6 1679 providing for his support for the rest of his life in consideration of property deeded. Children i Aaron mentioned below 2 Elizabeth married 1662 Joseph Walker 3 Daughter married 1665 Thomas Creber 4 Sarah married Timothy Waterhouse, II Aaron Moses son of John Moses i born in Portsmouth about 1650 married June I 1676 Ruth born 1660 daughter of Henry Sherburne (see sketch). He married second Mary who married second October 20 1720 John Sherburne. Moses built a ship for the British government during the war in 1749. He had a homestead on the south side of Sagamore creek, and his descendants still own and occupy the premises having preserved all the wills and deeds relating to the ownership of the property. Children I James farmer and cordwainer died on homestead married September 10 1713 Martha Jackson 2 Joseph born at Sagamore Creek housewright by trade married August 17 1712 Rebecca Ayers 3 Josiah tanner constable 1736 married Abigail 4 Mark mentioned below 5 Sarah married 1714 Sylvanus Scott
A-CHS Sylvanus Scott will dtd 1754 m 10/21/1714 Portsmouth NH Sarah Moses bp 7/4/1708 d/o Aaron Moses and (2) Mary Leach; ch: Amos, Elizabeth, Frances, Ruth, Samuel, Sarah, Sylvanus. Samuel2 bp 6/23/1723 Portsmouth m 12/29/1743 Scarborough Susan Perry, rem to Machias ME 1763, Rev. War; ch: Sarah, John, George, Susan, Samuel, Simeon, Ruth, Mark, Jesse, Daniel, Theodore. John3 b 1747 m Fanny Thompson b 5/20/1749 d/o George Thompson and Ruth Scott, Lt Rev. War ch: Ruth, Fanny, William P., John Thompson, Betsy. Note from Rebecca Hobart, Dennysville. Children of Sylvanus & Sarah Moses Scott; Elizabeth married Col. Benj. Foster their son Samuel Foster married daughter of Sylvanus Scott Jr. m. Sarah Andrews, Comfort. Samuel and Comfort Foster had a son Benjamin Foster. Sylvanus and Sarah Scott's daughter Frances married Wooden Foster, their son Moses Foster married Drucilla West, their daughter Joanna Foster married Benjamin Foster, their daughter Drucilla Foster married Charles C. Hobart. Col. Benjamin & Wooden Foster were brothers. Notes unknown source: Samuel Scott married Susan Perry, son Wallace Scott married ?, son Mark Scott married Sally Elsmore daughter of Moses Elsmore & Lydia Andrews, daughter Sally Scott married Mark Fenlason in Machias 1812, daughter Sally Fenlason married Roland Dudley from Winslow.
History of Machias ME: "An association of 16 persons was accordingly formed during the winter of 1763, for the purpose of building a double saw mill at Machias, to be owned in as many shares--and it was decided to commence operations the ensuing spring. /P/ Smiths' Centennial records the names of the Associates in this undertaking, to commence the first English settlement at Machias as follows: Samuel Scott, Sylvanus Scott (brothers), Timothy Libby, George Libby, David Libby (brothers), Solomon Stone, John Stone (brothers), Daniel Hill, Japhet Hill (brothers), Isaiah Foster, Westrook Berry, Isaac Larrabee, Daniel Fogg. The above 13 were all residents of Scarborough and all lived at a District in the town known as Black Point. The remaining 3 were Thomas Buck of Plymouth, Captain of a coaster; Jonathan Carlton of Sheepscot; William Jones of Portsmouth NH. .... The women and children who had remained at Scarborough were removed to Machias in August. .... During the year 1764 the Inhabitants made nearly one million six hundred thousand feet of lumber, which was no doubt an extraordinary season's work.....In 1769 a company of militia of nearly 100 men was formed; Stephen Jones was chosen Captain; Benjamin Foster (afterwards Colonel) Lieutenant and Sylvanus Scott Ensign.
MA & ME Families Volumn II. John Moses: He was a boy of 14 in 1630 when George Cleeve and Richard Tucker, to whom he was apprentices, came to Maine, and it would seem certain that he was with them at that time. In that case he spent his first three years in the New World at the mouth of the Spurwink River, saw the arrival of the Trelawny colony, heard the first thunderous arguments between its leader, John Winter, and the surprised and indignant Cleeve over the title to the land on which Cleeve and Tucker had settled, was expelled with his masters and went with them to begin anew at the little cove on the southern shore of the peninsula in Casco Bay where now stands the city of Portland. /P/ Soon after obtaining hsi freedom from his indenture of apprenticeship John Moses left Casco Bay, married his wife Alice and settled at Sagamore Creek, not far from Strawberry Bank, in the Province of NH. ... "Goodman Moses was the first in Sagamore Creek." ..By 1672 Moses had become sergeant of the Portsmouth train-band, and thereafter he is called Sergt. Moses... There is no record of the death of Sergt. John Moses or of Ann.
MA & ME Families Volumn II. Aaron Moses: Moses took an active part in local military life. His house was a garrison in 1690 when the NH settlements were in grave danger from the French and Indians, and on May 23, 1691/2, five pounds of powder were delivered to him for its defense. ... Administration on the estate of Aaron Moses w as granted to his widow, Mary Moses on 11/21/1713, John Abbot and John Leach going on her bond, and an inventory amounting to £327:17:04, taken by Tobias Langdon and Hugh Banfield was entered on 2/5/1713/4.
Genealogical History of ME: Sergeant John Moses, a Scotchman, of Portsmouth, or Piscataqua as it was then called, received his first historical mention in a deed dated 4/6/1646, the introductory lines of which are as follows: "Witness these present that We Geo. Cleeve and Richard Tucker of Cascoe Bay in New England gentlem for and in consideration of Seaven yeares Service as an apprentice pformed unto us by John Moses now of Puchatag River we have granted & confirmed unto him the Sd John Moses his heyres and assigns one handred acres of land. In Cascoe bay." &c. The statement above indicates that he was in New England and entered the service of Cleeve and Tucker as early as 1639. 1/13/1652 John Moysis was granted 15 acres; 12/5/1636 5 acres. In the distribution in 1660 of lands to "All such as were reputed inhabitants and free comyners unto the year 167." John Moses received 83 acres. In the list of subscrib ers 1658 to 1666 given by Brewster to "Maintenance of ye Minister," the first name on the list is that of John Moses who subscribed 1 pound. He was a deacon in the first church in the town. John Moses appears in 1665 as one of the signers of a petition favoring the jurisdiction of MA over NH. He is mentioned several times in early histories as Sergeant Moses and he may have been sent to America as a soldier by Sir Ferdinando Gorges. His settlement was on the south side of Sagamore creek, where he had 42 acres of land running back toward Bellahac brook, to which 43 acres more were added by the grant of 2/3/1660. This old homestead of the Moses family is situated in the suburbs of Portsmouth NH and in 1906 could be reached only by private roads. At the time mentioned it had been continuously in the family name and been occupied by direct descendants of the first proprietor for 260 years. The family then had every deed and will touching the title to this land, even the certificate of the first survey. The house then standing was the third over the original cellar. 1/6/1679 John Moses conveyed to his son Aaron one-half of his plantation with certain live stock, to be managed by said Aaron who was to pay to his father one-half of the profits or increase of the land and cattle. In a deposition made 10/16/1696, John Moses stated he was 70 years old. John Moses married about 1667 Ann Jones widow of John Jones; who his first wife was does not appear. His children by his first wife were: Aaron, a daughter, Elizabeth, and Sarah. //Aaron, son of John Moses, was born at Sagamore creed; there is no record of his death. The town and provincial papers furnish evidence of his being a public man who held various civil affairs in town and state and that he was a lieutenant in Captain Tobias Langdon's company, and was one of the members of a court martial called by Governor Usher at Newcastle 9/29/1696. He married in 1677 Ruth, born 6/3/1660 daughter of Henry Sherborn. It is assumed that he married 2nd Mary, whose family name is unknown. After his death in 1713 his widow Mary was appointed administratrix of his estate. In 1733 his son James was appointed to complete its settlement. The children of Aaron Moses were: James, Joseph, Josiah, Mark, Martha, Hannah, Abigail, and Sarah. A son Aaron and a daughter Elizabeth (Moses)
Historical sketches of John Moses, of Plymouth: a settler of 1632 to 1640 ... By Zebina Moses: FIRST GENERATION Among the first planters that came to the Piscataqua was John Moysis or Mosses a Scotchman by birth he settled on the south side of Sagamore Creek taking up 42 acres of land running back towards Bellahac Brook to which was added by vote of the town Feb 3 1660 43 acres more on the town record of March 30 1664. Land laid out to John Mosses four skore and five acres by Sherburn and Cotton Surveyors. He was a Deacon in the first church in the town. On the town record of 1658 at a meeting called to raise subscriptions for the maintaining of the ministry, he heads the paper with one pound. He had the title of Sergeant from whence he derived it we know not. From old papers we find that his wife's name was
Ann that they had two children Aaron and Sarah. In the agreement made between
John Moses and his son Aaron, Aaron is to pay to his sister
Sarah on her marriage five pounds/ This we presume was to be her marriage portion. SECOND GENERATION
Aaron Moses son of John was b at Sagamore Creek. Brewster in his Rambles says he was m in 1677 to
Ruth daughter of Henry Sherburn she was b June 3 1660. His widow's given name written in her will is
Mary. We believe the Ruth to be an error. ADM There is no record of his death. The Town Tax book of the year 1713 shows that the Old Homestead was taxed to the
Widow Moses and her son James. From town and provincial papers it appears that he was a public man having held a number of offices in the town and State. He was Lieutenant in Capt Tobias Langdon's company and was one of the members of a court martial called by Gov Usher at New Castle Sept 29 1696. Children were
James, Joseph, Josiah, Mark, Martha, Hannah, Abigail, and Sarah. Sarah Moses daughter of John was b at Sagamore Creek. Brewster in his Rambles says, About a third of a mile north of the Old Ham Mansion house on the Point Freeman's Point North Portsmouth between the great elm and the shore in a grove is the cellar of the house of Timothy Waterhouse the tanner. His wife was
Miss Moses. From tradition and what I heard from my Grandmother this Miss Moses was
Sarah of Sagamore Creek, she being the only Miss Moses in or at Portsmouth at that time. AD Moses.
Sarah Moses daughter of Aaron m 1714 Sylvanus Scott an Englishman and a weaver. The house in which they lived was situated in what is known as
Scott's Orchard then a part of the Moses homestead, and later belonged to Michael W Tucker, then his heirs, and now 1889 to John W Johnson who purchased the same from the Tucker heirs. March 9 1732 they conveyed to
James Moses her brother all the title they had to her father's effects and removed to Scarborough from thence to Machias in Maine. Children from Ch Rec of baptisms
Sarah 1716, Amos 1718, Frances 1720, Samuel 1723.
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