Josiah Shepherd Cady m. Sarah Morris

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I am looking for information on Sarah Morris who married Josiah Shepard Cady.  A census shows her parents born in CT and MD.  Some genealogists have listed her parents as Benjamin Morris and Lucy Butler.  This cannot be.

I am going to LaGrange IN where Josiah lived and his son, Hiram Morton Cady was born in late May.  Any support info would be most appreciated.
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in Genealogy Help by Caryn Cady G2G Crew (310 points)

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I'm not sure why you indicate her parents cannot be Benjamin & Lucy?

New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962, database, FamilySearch ( ), Sarah Satterley Morse, 1826; citing FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,CHENANGO POINT,BROOME,NEW YORK, reference ; FHL microfilm 851,118

Name Sarah Satterley Morse
Gender Female
Christening Date 1826
Father's Name Benjamin Morse
Mother's Name Lucy

 PS this couple also had Morse children: Betsey Pameia: Hannah Whitney; Franklin; Waterman etc. etc. christened at the same location

He is living with son Waterman in 1850:

United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (, Benjamin Morse in household of Waterman Morse, Elyria town, Lorain, Ohio, United States; citing family 1923, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Waterman Morse   M 35 New York
Laura E Morse   F 31 New York
William Morse   M 9 Ohio
Benjamin Morse   M 75 Connecticut
Hannah Morse   F 24 New York
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (771k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
In the 1880 US Federal Census in Pentwater, Oceana, MI Sarah Cady states that her father was born in Connecticut and her mother in Maryland.  She reports the same in the 1900 Federal Census; and the 1910 Census. Unfortunately none of them provide names.  I believe that her father is a Benjamin and possibly her mother is a Lucy however it cannot be the Lucy Butler many reference as that Lucy was born in Connecticut not MD. Additionally Sarah Morris was born in Catherine, Schuyler, NY not Chenango Point. Catherine is identified on her death certificate.  Her marriage certificate says she is from Southport NY which is much closer to Catherine. And finally the old family bible (handwritten by ?) says she was born in Catherine. The family bible and other documentation also show her last name spelled Morris.

I wish she was a Butler but right now I need more proof that would counter prove the census records and family bible.

Well evidently; there are more than one Josiah Cady's with wifes names Sarah Morse/Morris, with a son HIram.  (Josiah b. Gill, MA son of David Cady)

1870 Pentwater, Oceania,  MI

Josiah Cady   M 47 Massachusetts
Sarah Cady   F 43 New York
Charles D Cady   M 16 Michigan
George F Cady   M 14 Michigan
Judson Cady   M 12 Indiana
John F Cady   M 9 Indiana
Hiram Cady   M 7 Indiana
Mary E Cady   F 3 Michigan

Michigan Births
Mary E. Cady
Birth Date 13 Sep 1867
Birthplace Peut Water, Oceana, Michigan
Gender Female
Father's Name Josiah S. Cady
Father's Birthplace Gill Franklin Co, Mass
Mother's Name Sarah Morris
Mother's Birthplace Chenuing Co, New York


Hi Chris,

You have the correct family for Josiah Cady and Sarah Morris.  What I was trying to determine is the correct parents for Sarah. Some have her parents as Benjamin Morris and Lucy Butler.  Sarah's mother was born in MD so Lucy is incorrect.

Sorry if I confused you.


Some records say mother is Lucy WHITNEY, can't confirm that.  Found her grave with husband Benjamin in NY but no LNAB or marriage record found.  Josiahs grave gives wife middle name as Sarah Satteriale

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