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Nathan Stedman (abt. 1765 - aft. 1850)

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Nathan Stedman
Born about in Massachusetts, maybe Douglas, Worcester Co.map
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Westerlo, Albany Co., New Yorkmap
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Biography

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Note

He appeared on the 1850 Census on 30 September 1850 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY. Westerloo,
pp. 70a-71
Nathan Stedman 47 M Farmer $600 NY ---This would have to be Nathan STEDMAN, Jr.
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Mary " 26 F NY
Samuel " 24 M " Farmer
Henry " 19 M " "
Nathan " 84 M " "
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1810 > NEW YORK > ALBANY > RENSSELAERVILLE
Series: M252 Roll: 26 Page: 69
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year
STEDMAN NATHAN NY ALBANY RENSSELAERVILLE 1810
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Descendants of Harriet E. Stedman
Produced by: John B. Lisle, PO Box 7048, Nashua, NH 03060-7048, USA, 603-888-3333, stedman@tqsi.com, http://www.stedmanfamily.org
First Generation
1. Harriet E. Stedman was born on 2 July 1831 in New York and died on an unknown date.
General Notes and Biography for Harriet E. Stedman : I think she may be a daughter of Rufus Stedman, s/o Nathan.
Noted events in her life were:
She appeared on the 1850 Census on 24 July 1850 in Watervliet, Albany Co., NY. Villiage of West Troy, Town of Watervliet, p. 93
Charles Turner 30 M Laborer ---- England
Catharine " 26 F NY
Elizabeth O. " 5 F " school
Henry " 4 M " "
Jerome " 2 M "
Harriet E. Steadman 19 F "
Charles and Catharine Turner were living in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ in 1880 census. She said her parents were born in NY.
She appeared on the 1870 Census on 16 July 1870 in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY. Rensselaerville PO, p. 648a
Rider, Harriet 38 F W Housekeeping $500 $286 New York
---, Cecil M 17 M W "
---, Rufus S. 15 M W "
---, William 13 M W " school
---, Walter 8 M W " "
She appeared on the 1880 Census on 18 June 1880 in Medusa, Albany Co., NY.
ED 47, p. 24
Rider, Harriet W F 49 Head Wd Housekeeping NY NY NY
---, Cecil W M 26 Son S Laborer NY NY NY
---, Walter W M 18 Son S NY NY NY
---, Rebecca W F 80 Mother in law Wd NY NY NY
Harriet E. married John Rider, son of Mister Rider and Rebecca [--?--], on 4 December 1851. John was born on 4 October 1827 in Durham, Greene Co., NY and died on 16 July 1864 in Petersburg,
Petersburg City, VA at age 36.
General Notes and Biography for John Rider :
http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/services/articles_NEXUS_QueriesNo_4_August%201985.asp
RIDER - Seek par./anc./and info on John RIDER, b. at Durham. Greene Co., N.Y.,10/4/1827; d. at Petersburg, Va. 7/16/64 Civil War; m. 12/4/1851 Harriet (STEDMAN) RIDER, b.7/2/1831.
Ch.: Walter, Rufus, William. & Cecil.
T. Rider, 15 Georgia Ct., Rensselaer, NY 12144 (442)
Noted events in his life were:
He appeared on the 1850 Census on 4 September 1850 in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY.p.
Joel Rider 72 M Farmer $2000 New York
Rebecca Sherman 50 F "
John Rider 23 M Farmer "
William Pickurds 38 M Farmer "
Orrin " 8 M " school
Sarah J " 4 F "
Louise Fiuedout (wid) 71 F Connecticut
He appeared on the 1860 Census on 17 July 1860 in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY. Preston Hollow PO, p. 65
John Rider 30 M Day Laborer ---- $50 (New York)
Harriet " 29 F
Cecil " 7 M school
Rufus " 6 M "
William " 3 M
Rebeca " 50 F
He served in the Union Army between 4 August 1862 and 16 July 1864.
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: John Rider
Enlistment Date: 4 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Westerlo, New York
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 4 August 1862 at the age of 34.
Enlisted in Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 14 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 18 Aug 1862.
Died as a prisoner Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 16 Jul 1864 at Lynchburg, VA.
Sources: 14
Children from this marriage were:
M i. Cecil M. Rider was born abt. 1853 in New York and died on an unknown date.
M ii. Rufus S. Rider was born on 14 August 1854 in Albany, Albany Co., NY and died on 20 May 1920 at age 65.
Rufus S. married Elnora Jane Mulford (d. 11 February 1911) on 5 September 1875.
M iii. William Rider was born abt. 1857 in New York and died on an unknown date.
M iv. Walter Rider was born abt. 1862 in New York and died on an unknown date.
Second Generation (Children)
2. Rufus S. Rider was born on 14 August 1854 in Albany, Albany Co., NY and died on 20 May 1920 at age 65.
Rufus S. married Elnora Jane Mulford on 5 September 1875. Elnora Jane was born on 27 September 1848 and died on 11 February 1911 at age 62.
The child from this marriage was:
F i. Elnora Jane Rider was born on 26 July 1878 in ____, Albany Co., NY and died on 27 October 1953 in ____, Albany Co., NY at age 75.
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Find a Grave---- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=cornwell&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=52074723&df=all&
Westerlo Rural Cemetery
Westerlo
Albany County
New York, USA
Simon P. Miller 1844-1886 and his wife Harriet E. CORNWELL 1853-1898
Their Children
Wilford 1873-1890
Henrietta 1875
Mary 1876
Bertha 1878-1943
William J. 1881-1942
Jacob P. CORNWELL 1820-1874 and his wife Abigail G. STEDMAN 1823-1903
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Old family records located in Atlanta have provided another snippet of information.
From Paulette:
Hannah STEDMAN b So. Westerlo 1802
m Harvey MOREHOUSE at So. Berne, Albany Co., NY, a widower with 7 children
William
Smith
Hannah
Emma M
Mary Catherine
Henry M
George E. Edgar b Corymans (Is this NY? What county?)
1931 George Alton MOREHOUSE, a desc. of Harvey --Newark, NJ---visited Topeka, KS grave of Hannah STEDMAN--MOREHOUSE-CORNWELL
Nathan "Nate" STEDMAN was a sportsman--fox hunter in So. Berne, NY (On a chart as the father of Hannah STEDMAN. The 1810 Census shows a Nathan STEDMAN in Rensselaerville)
Lydia STEDMAN b 1821 m her step-nephew--James CORNWELL, son(sic) of Hannah STEDMAN
NOTE to Paulette from me:
Peter CORNWELL m Hannah STEDMAN-MOREHOUSE on 3/25/1825. James CORNWELL was born 8/6/1820 and William 12/22/1822.
An Abner CORNWELL d. 1823 So. Berne. James named his only child Abner, so, again, I think Peter was raising the orphans of his brother Abner.
Lydia Mariah CORNWELL b 8/21/1825 seems to have been "pre-mature"--born after 5 months. LOL
IN MY NOTES from John LISLE
Descendants of Harriet E. Stedman
1Produced by: John B. Lisle, PO Box 7048, Nashua, NH 03060-7048, USA, 603-888-3333, stedman@tqsi.com, http://www.stedmanfamily.org
First Generation
1. Harriet E. Stedman was born on 2 July 1831 in New York and died on an unknown date.
General Notes and Biography for Harriet E. Stedman : I think she may be a daughter of Rufus Stedman, s/o Nathan.
Noted events in her life were:
She appeared on the 1850 Census on 24 July 1850 in Watervliet, Albany Co., NY. Villiage of West Troy, Town of Watervliet, p. 93
Charles Turner 30 M Laborer ---England
Catharine " 26 F NY
Elizabeth O. " 5 F " school
Henry " 4 M " "
Jerome " 2 M "
Harriet E. Steadman 19 F "
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There are several interconnections between the Cornwell and Stedman families in Albany county.
The earliest Stedman was a Nathan Stedman who was supposed born in Massachusetts about 1765 (He was listed as age 84 in the 1850 census but as born in NY.). He had been listed in Albany county census (Rensselaerville, then Westerlo) from 1810.
Although I have done extensive research on the Massachusetts Stedmans, I cannot place him. Supposedly, he came from Worcester county.
A Nathan Stedman of Douglas, MA, married a Martha Morse, d/o Jesse Morse and Rachel Allen, born 1769 in Uxbridge, MA in Uxbridge in 1796. Jesse and Rachel are well documented in Uxbridge and both died there between 1800 and 1805.
I can find no evidence of a Nathan Stedman - or any Stedman - in Uxbridge/Douglas area in 1790/1800 census.
Nathan and Martha's first born son Uriah was born about 1797 in New York, but there is no evidence that I have found for them in the 1800 census.
The complete list of children and grandchildren of this family is not known to me.
Findagrave.com has a picture of Hannah's monument in Topeka Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas. Her name is listed as Hannah Cornwell.
HOWEVER, I cannot locate her in the 1860 or 1870 census.
john Lisle.
Nashua, NH
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First Generation
1. Martha Morse, daughter of Jesse Morse, Sr. and Rachel Allen, was born on 11 February 1769 in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA and died between 1830 and 1840.
Martha married Nathan Stedman bef. 1796 in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA.
Birth Notes: He was probably born in Massachusetts.
General Notes: I do not know where this Nathan comes from.
According to Morse genenealogies, Martha Morse, b. 1769 married Nathan Stedman of Douglas in Uxbridge. Douglas and Uxbridge are neighboring towns in southern Worcester
County, MA, near the Rhode Island border. This is an area that some of the Isaac Stedman of Brookline clan moved to. Most explicitly, some descendants of Robert Murdock and Hannah
Stedman moved their and possibly some of Joshua Stedman, son of Thomas, were in the area. But I can find no fit for Nathan with what I know of the family now.
However, I have found a family of a Nathan Stedman in Westerloo, Albany County, New York, that seems like a fit so I have put them together; however, I have not proved that the family I
have documented for Nathan and this Nathan are the same. The more serious contradictory evidence is in 1850 census and 84 year old Nathan is listed as born in New York and an 1880
census where Nathan, Jr., claims his parents were born in New York.
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Census Analysis :
I have found no trace of him in Douglas or Uxbridge in 1790 or 1800 census. I do not believe that he married before 1790 so he probably would have been enumerated with his family at that
time or with whomever he was living. And as there are no Stedmans listed in Worcester county,it is difficult to identify where he might be.
I have also not found him in the 1800 census. A scan of Douglas, MA, and Ressalaerville, NY, did not show any likely matches. The 1820 census validates a birth date for his oldest known
son Uriah of about 1797. Uriah also claims to have been born in New York. The 1810 census seems to have mixed Nathan with some other family so it is difficult to determine which of the
people are his family and which are the other family. I do note that there seems to be a number of Murdock families in Renssalaerville and Westerville. One of them was an Amos Murdock
who went from Newton to Windham Co., CT, and then to Renssalaerville along with two sons. He had brothers in Uxbridge.
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Nathan "Nate" STEDMAN was a sportsman - fox hunter - in So. Berne, NY.
Noted events in his life were:
Nathan Stedman was living at Douglas, Worcester Co., MA abt. 1795.
He appeared on the 1810 Census in 1810 in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY.p. 129
Nathan Stedman 42120 - 30120 - 00
Male 26-45 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1765
Female 26-45 : Martha Morse, b. 1769
Ancestors of Martha Morse
Produced by: John B. Lisle, PO Box 7048, Nashua, NH 03060-7048, USA, 603-888-3333, stedman@tqsi.com, http://www.stedmanfamily.org
Male 26-45 : ?
Female 26-45 : ?
Male 16-26 : ?
Female 16-26 : ?
Male 10-16 : Uriah Stedman, b. abt 1797
Male 10-16 : Thomas Stedman, b. abt 1800
Male < 10 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1803
Male < 10 : ?
Male < 10 : ? William Stedman, b. abt 1810
Male < 10 : ? Rufus Stedman, b. abt 1810
Female < 10 : Hannah Stedman, b. 1802
Female < 10 : ?
Female < 10 : ?
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He appeared on the 1820 Census in 1820 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY.p. 109
Steadman, Nathan 011 201 - 50001 - 0200
Male > 45 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1765
Female > 45 : Martha Morse, b. 1769
Male 18-26 : Thomas Stedman, b. abt 1800
Male 18-26 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1803
Male 16-18 : ?
Male 10-16 : ? William Stedman, b. abt 1800
Female < 10 : ? Elizabeth Stedman, b. abt 1818
Female < 10 : ?
Female < 10 : ?
Female < 10 : ?
Female < 10 : ?
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He appeared on the 1830 Census in 1830 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY.p. 491
Nathan Steadman 000 110 010 0000 - 001 010 010 0000
William Steadman 100 010 000 0000 - 100 010 000 0000
Allen Gardner 000 010 000 0000 - 100 010 000 0000
Nathan Steadman Junr 200 010 000 0000 - 010 001 000 0000
Male 50-60 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1765
Female 50-60 : Martha Morse, b. 1769
Male 20-30 : ?
Female 20-30 : ?
Male 15-20 : ?
Female 10-15 : ?
Male 20-30 : Uriah Stedman, b. abt 1797 - listed as William
Female 20-30 : Mary ?, b. abt 1800
Female < 5 : ?
Male < 5 : Alfred Stedman, b. abt 1828
Male 20-30 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1803
Female 20-30 : ? wife
Female 5-10 : Mary Stedman, b. abt 1824
Male < 5 : Samuel Stedman, b. abt 1825
Male < 5 : Henry Stedman, b. abt 1830
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He appeared on the 1840 Census in 1840 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY. w/Uriah Stedman
1840 Federal Census, Westerloo, Albany Co., NY, p. 163 : 000 100 101 0000 - 010 101 000 0000
Male 40-50 : Uriah Stedman, b. abt 1797
Female 30-40 : Mary ?, b. abt 1800
Male 60-70 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1765
Male 15-20 : Alfred Stedman, b. abt 1828
Female 15-20 : ?
Female 5-10 : Emily Stedman, b. abt 1832
1840 Federal Census, Westerloo, Albany Co., NY, p. 161 : 002 001 000 0000 - 001 001 000
0000
Male 30-40 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1803
Female 30-40 : ? wife
Female 10-15 : Mary Stedman, b. abt 1824
Male 10-15 : Samuel Stedman, b. abt 1825
Male 10-15 : Henry Stedman, b. abt 1830
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He appeared on the 1850 Census on 30 September 1850 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY. Westerloo, pp. 70a-71
Nathan Stedman 47 M Farmer $600 NY
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Mary " 26 F NY
Samuel " 24 M Farmer "
Henry " 19 M " "
Nathan " 84 M " "
Children from this marriage were:
i. Uriah Stedman was born abt. 1797 in ____, ____, NY and died on an unknown date. Uriah married Mary [--?--] abt. 1820.
ii. Thomas Stedman was born abt. 1800 in ____, ____, NY and died on an unknown date. Thomas married Phebe [--?--] bef. 1836.
iii. Nathan Stedman, Jr. was born abt. 1802 in ____, ____, NY and died aft. 1880. Nathan married Miss [--?--].
iv. Hannah Stedman was born on 4 April 1802 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY, died on 17 March 1876 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS at age 73, and was buried aft. 17
March 1876 in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Hannah married Peter Cornwell, son of James Cornwell and Miss [--?--], on 25 March 1825 in Berne, Albany Co., NY.
v. William Stedman was born abt. 1810 and died on an unknown date. William married Miss [--?--] bef. 1830.
vi. Rufus Stedman was born abt. 1810 in ____, ____, NY and died on an unknown date. Rufus married Ann [--?--] abt. 1830.
vii. Elizabeth Stedman was born on 21 January 1815 in ____, ____, NY and died on 2 March 1898 in ____, Lake Co., IL at age 83. Elizabeth married James Cornwell,son of Peter Cornwell and Hannah [--?--], on 24 February 1853 in Berne, Albany Co., NY.
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The marriage record for Nathan and Martha "Patty" Morse seems to be valid, but it is not a perfect record. The NEHGS records marriage inent filed in Uxbridge, 15 Oct 1797 and a marriage in Douglas on 28 November 1797. The intent gave his name as Nathan Stevanns and the marriage record as Nathan Stearns; however the 1850 Abner Morse genealogy of the family names him as Nathan Stedman.
IF this is the same Nathan Stedman - and I believe that is so - then any children of Nathan's born before 1797 would be with a previous, and currently undocumented, wife.
I have - or have seen - a long document which was a Will or Estate that identified Martha Morse, d/o Jesse, as the wife of this Nathan Stedman. I have been searching for it, but am unable to find it again either on my computer or in my paper files. (I am bcc'ing this to 2 other researchers who may have insights into this family.)
As Nathan would have been about 32 when he married Patty in 1797, it is possible that he had a previous wife and it is their children that are family members in 1810 older than 16. And the female 16-26 COULD have been a Lydia Mariah Stedman who would fit to being to first wife.
If this is not our Nathan, the most likely source for Nathan is as a remnant of an English family from Shropshire. A John Stedman was a portage master over the Niagara falls in the 1760s. He was in America with several brothers. Most of them went back to England during/after the Revolution. There is some chatter about one brother being in Albany area and dying there. It is possible that Nathan was one of his sons but I have no records of those sons.
IF he is the Stedman from Douglas, there are two possible sources for who he was.
1/ There was a John Stedman born in New London about 1704. He had a large undocumented family that scattered about Connecticut and New York in the 1700s and early 1800s. The name Nathan is not uncommon in that family. I have been searching for data on his family for over 10 years without any success. I know that various Stedmans were part of his descendants but I cannot put the pieces together.
eg:
http://johnlisle.org/stedman/tng/getperson.php?personID=I8382&tree=stedman_main
(The Nathan in this family is well documented...
2/ There was a descendant of Isaac Stedman called Nathaniel Stedman, b. 1713, who left Brookline, MA and was buried in Killingly, CT. Some of his children were born i Worcester county and their descendants are largely undocumented.
http://johnlisle.org/stedman/tng/getperson.php?personID=I6742&tree=stedman_main
This is what I consider the most likely origin of Nathan of Westerlo.
As for Lydia being a 1st wife of James...
Show me any physical evidence for him being married before Elizabeth. He is obviously single in 1850 census and married in the 1855 census. There is no evidence of other children and there is no evidence of a Lydia Cornwell grave.
There is also no Lydia Stedman in 1850 census that I can find who might fit.
I think Clarence is mistaken as he says that Lydia was the mother of Abner. I would assume that if you could find a marriage or death certificate for Abner, it would show that his mother was Elizabeth.
john.
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522. Nathaniel STEDMAN 1 was born on 9 Sep 1632 in Of, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He was christened on 9 Sep 1632 in Biddenden, Kent, Eng. He died on 10 Nov 1678 in Muddy River, Essex, Mass. He married Temperance WILLS in 1664 in Cambridge, Middx, Mass. [Parents]
523. Temperance WILLS 1 was born in 1628/1636 in Cambridge, Middx., Mass. She died after 1678 in Newton, Middx., Mass.. [Parents]
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http://www.edmund-rice.org/era5gens/p34.htm#i181175
Nathaniel Stedman Jr1
Nathaniel Stedman Jr was born on 18 April 1746.2 He married Ruth Morse, daughter of Isaac Morse and Ruth Newton, on 24 August 1772 at Worcester, MA; listed as Nathaniel of Newfane.3,1 Nathaniel Stedman Jr died on 16 October 1812 at Newfane, VT.2
Citations
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, pp. 14, 38.
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 38.
[S71] Franklin P Rice, Worcester, MA, Vital Records.
© Copyright 2002, 2010 by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association
Ruth Morse1
Ruth Morse|b. c 1750\nd. 22 Dec 1834|p24.htm#i181174|Isaac Morse|b. 2 Sep 1723|p24.htm#i663|Ruth Newton|b. 28 Feb 1729\nd. 12 Jan 1774|p25.htm#i505|Isaac Morse|b. 14 Sep 1697\nd. bt 17 Jan 1748 - Mar 1749|p24.htm#i247|Elizabeth Drury|b. 22 Jun 1701|p10.htm#i238|Gershom Newton|b. 17 Dec 1690|p24.htm#i202719|Elizabeth Angier||p3.htm#i202720|
Ruth Morse was born circa 1750. She was the daughter of Isaac Morse and Ruth Newton.2 Ruth Morse was baptized on 4 August 1750 at 1st Church, Worcester, MA.3,1 She married Nathaniel Stedman Jr on 24 August 1772 at Worcester, MA; listed as Nathaniel of Newfane.3,1 Ruth Morse died on 22 December 1834 at Newfane, VT.4
Citations
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, pp. 14, 38.
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 14.
[S71] Franklin P Rice, Worcester, MA, Vital Records.
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 38.
© Copyright 2002, 2010 by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association
Isaac Morse1,2
Isaac Morse|b. 2 Sep 1723|p24.htm#i663|Isaac Morse|b. 14 Sep 1697\nd. bt 17 Jan 1748 - Mar 1749|p24.htm#i247|Elizabeth Drury|b. 22 Jun 1701|p10.htm#i238|Capt Joseph Morse|b. c 1667|p24.htm#i672|Hannah Badcock|b. c 1670|p3.htm#i671|Capt. Thomas Drury|b. 10 Aug 1668\nd. b 11 Nov 1723|p11.htm#i30|Rachel Rice|b. 10 May 1664\nd. b 10 May 1730|p31.htm#i31|
Isaac Morse was born on 2 September 1723 at Sherborn, MA.1,2,3 He was the son of Isaac Morse and Elizabeth Drury. Isaac Morse married 1st Ruth Newton, daughter of Gershom Newton and Elizabeth Angier.1,2 Isaac Morse married 2nd Hannah (?).1
There is no record of Isaac's birth in the town of Bedford, as reported in the Rice Genealogical Register.
Children of Isaac Morse and Ruth Newton
Ruth Morse+2
Joseph Morse
Artemas Morse
William Morse
Mary Morse
Isaac Morse
John Morse
Thomas Morse
Obadiah Morse
Citations
[S3] Rice Gen'l Register, p. 21.
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 14.
[S306] Thomas W Baldwin, Sherborn, MA, Vital Records.
© Copyright 2002, 2010 by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association
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Joshua MORSE ~ Rev. War 1782 Vermont lookup reply
Posted by: J. transcriber (ID *****1076) Date: October 28, 2007 at 15:17:24
In Reply to: LUCENA MORSE OF VERMONT by lisa of 3075
Hi Lisa, What type period did Lucena MORSE live and what were the names of her sons and grandsons? Have you checked or had Vermot military records checked?
[Lieut. Ward Eager's Company]
[127] The following is a true List of the officers and soldiers who marched to Brattleboro' in the Muster, December 24, 1782, pursuant to orders received from Col. John Sergeants of said Brattleboro', to suppress insurrections and disturbances then subsisting in those parts, under the command of Lt. Ward Eagor.
Names:
Abel Bullard
Elijah Bruce
Samuel Robinson
Joseph Wilder,
Philip Butler,
Lemuel Stevens,
David Southward,
Nathaniel Stedman
Joshua Morse
Ebenezer Ober
Days: 2
Per day: 0.3.0
amt. wages 0.6.0
Miles: 12
Per mile: 4
amt. mileage: 0.4.0
Total: 0.10.0.
Pay Table Office, Bennington, Dec. 26, 1783. The within payroll being examined and approved, the Treasurer is hereby directed to pay unto Lieut. Ward Eager or bearer, the sum of... Isaac Tichenor, Sam. Bartlit, Committee.
Treasurer's Office, Sunderland, Jan. 7, 1784. Recd. of the Treasurer the contents of the above order in behalf of Lt. Ward Eager. Ebenezer Merrick, Capt.
ROLLS OF VERMONT SOLDIERS IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1783, Prepared and published under the direction of Major General Martha T. Rainville, The Adjutant General, 1998, Volume II, page 615.
In the spring of 1766 Jonathan Park, then a young unmarried man, twenty-three years old, and Nathaniel
Stedman, twenty-one (also a single man), started forth from Worcester County with axe, tinder box and kettle sUmg on
their shoulders, to seek a home in the forests on the Hampsliire grants. They made their halt in the township
of Fane, selecting their lots on or near the top of the highest hill in the centre of the town. Stedman took up and
cleared the farm that is to-day known as Nathan Merrificld's old farm. Park cleared what is known as old Newfane
hill common. During this summer they occupied a cabin together on Stedman's lot, — and it would seem that some-
time during this season, Ebenezer Dyer, a lawyer from Worcester County, who was out prospecting for a home,
came to their camp and enquired the route to Hazleton's clearing. Dyer was a full blooded rebel, or anti-king's man.
He came here a refugee from Worcester county, where he had lain in jail seven years for refusing to pay a royal line
of nine shillings. When an opportunity offered itself the
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three men started out together to look for Hazleton's cabin. They came out on to the round top of tlie high hill just
west of the present village of Fayetteville, and pointed out the course in a northeast line to the river. Stedman returned
to their camp, and Park and Dyer descended into the valley and found the flats on which Fayetteville stands. Once in
the valley, surrounded by the dense forest, their only course was to make the best of their route to the river ; and this
they reached on what is to-day best known as the Windham County fair ground farm. Dyer was so well pleased with
the land that he marked the trees and selected this for his lot ; and now being satisfied that they must be below
Hazleton's, they followed up the river and found his clearing on what we know as the Franklin farm. It seems to be
evident that these three men returned to Worcester County in the fall and spent the winter. In the spring of 1767,
Park and Stedman returned, driving with them a pair of steers and a heifer for live stock. With reference to the
exact time that Dyer moved his family into town, we have only been able to learn that Mrs. Dyer was the first white
woman that ever spent the winter in town.
We may here relate an incident illustrating the hardships that these men endured. In order to winter their steers
and heifer, they went out into the north part of the town, some five miles from their camp, to a natural meadow,
now known as the Knowlton meadow, and cut and stacked swamp hay and built a shelter for their stock ; and every
day throughout that long, dreary winter, 1767-S, one or the other of these men plodded his way through the lone, dreary
forest to feed their stock, and back to camp at night; and during the winter Park returned to Massachusetts, leaving
Stedman alone in the forest with his stock to feed, for twenty-six days. In the summer of 176S Park commenced
his clearing in Fayetteville, and built the first framed house in town, covering the frame with hemlock bark. Stedman
left the hill either then or soon after, and settled on the farm now owned and occupied by his grandson, W. A. Stedman. Stedman died in 1S12, October 16, aged 67.
Park lived to be 84, dying July 18, 1837. The remains of both these men are buried in our village cemetery ; while
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Mr. Dyer's dust lies sleeping on the bank, just outside the southeast corner of the fair ground, with no monument to
mark the spot ; consequently we are unable to ascertain his age or the date of his death.
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He appeared on the 1850 Census on 30 September 1850 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY. Westerloo,
pp. 70a-71
Nathan Stedman 47 M Farmer $600 NY ---This would have to be Nathan STEDMAN, Jr.
----- p. 71 -----
Mary " 26 F NY
Samuel " 24 M " Farmer
Henry " 19 M " "
Nathan " 84 M " "
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1810 > NEW YORK > ALBANY > RENSSELAERVILLE
Series: M252 Roll: 26 Page: 69
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year
STEDMAN NATHAN NY ALBANY RENSSELAERVILLE 1810
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Descendants of Harriet E. Stedman
Produced by: John B. Lisle, PO Box 7048, Nashua, NH 03060-7048, USA, 603-888-3333, stedman@tqsi.com, http://www.stedmanfamily.org
First Generation
1. Harriet E. Stedman was born on 2 July 1831 in New York and died on an unknown date.
General Notes and Biography for Harriet E. Stedman : I think she may be a daughter of Rufus Stedman, s/o Nathan.
Noted events in her life were:
She appeared on the 1850 Census on 24 July 1850 in Watervliet, Albany Co., NY. Villiage of West Troy, Town of Watervliet, p. 93
Charles Turner 30 M Laborer ---- England
Catharine " 26 F NY
Elizabeth O. " 5 F " school
Henry " 4 M " "
Jerome " 2 M "
Harriet E. Steadman 19 F "
Charles and Catharine Turner were living in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ in 1880 census. She said her parents were born in NY.
She appeared on the 1870 Census on 16 July 1870 in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY. Rensselaerville PO, p. 648a
Rider, Harriet 38 F W Housekeeping $500 $286 New York
---, Cecil M 17 M W "
---, Rufus S. 15 M W "
---, William 13 M W " school
---, Walter 8 M W " "
She appeared on the 1880 Census on 18 June 1880 in Medusa, Albany Co., NY.
ED 47, p. 24
Rider, Harriet W F 49 Head Wd Housekeeping NY NY NY
---, Cecil W M 26 Son S Laborer NY NY NY
---, Walter W M 18 Son S NY NY NY
---, Rebecca W F 80 Mother in law Wd NY NY NY
Harriet E. married John Rider, son of Mister Rider and Rebecca [--?--], on 4 December 1851. John was born on 4 October 1827 in Durham, Greene Co., NY and died on 16 July 1864 in Petersburg,
Petersburg City, VA at age 36.
General Notes and Biography for John Rider :
http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/services/articles_NEXUS_QueriesNo_4_August%201985.asp
RIDER - Seek par./anc./and info on John RIDER, b. at Durham. Greene Co., N.Y.,10/4/1827; d. at Petersburg, Va. 7/16/64 Civil War; m. 12/4/1851 Harriet (STEDMAN) RIDER, b.7/2/1831.
Ch.: Walter, Rufus, William. & Cecil.
T. Rider, 15 Georgia Ct., Rensselaer, NY 12144 (442)
Noted events in his life were:
He appeared on the 1850 Census on 4 September 1850 in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY.p.
Joel Rider 72 M Farmer $2000 New York
Rebecca Sherman 50 F "
John Rider 23 M Farmer "
William Pickurds 38 M Farmer "
Orrin " 8 M " school
Sarah J " 4 F "
Louise Fiuedout (wid) 71 F Connecticut
He appeared on the 1860 Census on 17 July 1860 in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY. Preston Hollow PO, p. 65
John Rider 30 M Day Laborer ---- $50 (New York)
Harriet " 29 F
Cecil " 7 M school
Rufus " 6 M "
William " 3 M
Rebeca " 50 F
He served in the Union Army between 4 August 1862 and 16 July 1864.
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: John Rider
Enlistment Date: 4 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Westerlo, New York
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 4 August 1862 at the age of 34.
Enlisted in Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 14 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 18 Aug 1862.
Died as a prisoner Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 16 Jul 1864 at Lynchburg, VA.
Sources: 14
Children from this marriage were:
M i. Cecil M. Rider was born abt. 1853 in New York and died on an unknown date.
M ii. Rufus S. Rider was born on 14 August 1854 in Albany, Albany Co., NY and died on 20 May 1920 at age 65.
Rufus S. married Elnora Jane Mulford (d. 11 February 1911) on 5 September 1875.
M iii. William Rider was born abt. 1857 in New York and died on an unknown date.
M iv. Walter Rider was born abt. 1862 in New York and died on an unknown date.
Second Generation (Children)
2. Rufus S. Rider was born on 14 August 1854 in Albany, Albany Co., NY and died on 20 May 1920 at age 65.
Rufus S. married Elnora Jane Mulford on 5 September 1875. Elnora Jane was born on 27 September 1848 and died on 11 February 1911 at age 62.
The child from this marriage was:
F i. Elnora Jane Rider was born on 26 July 1878 in ____, Albany Co., NY and died on 27 October 1953 in ____, Albany Co., NY at age 75.
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Find a Grave---- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=cornwell&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=52074723&df=all&
Westerlo Rural Cemetery
Westerlo
Albany County
New York, USA
Simon P. Miller 1844-1886 and his wife Harriet E. CORNWELL 1853-1898
Their Children
Wilford 1873-1890
Henrietta 1875
Mary 1876
Bertha 1878-1943
William J. 1881-1942
Jacob P. CORNWELL 1820-1874 and his wife Abigail G. STEDMAN 1823-1903
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Old family records located in Atlanta have provided another snippet of information.
From Paulette:
Hannah STEDMAN b So. Westerlo 1802
m Harvey MOREHOUSE at So. Berne, Albany Co., NY, a widower with 7 children
William
Smith
Hannah
Emma M
Mary Catherine
Henry M
George E. Edgar b Corymans (Is this NY? What county?)
1931 George Alton MOREHOUSE, a desc. of Harvey --Newark, NJ---visited Topeka, KS grave of Hannah STEDMAN--MOREHOUSE-CORNWELL
Nathan "Nate" STEDMAN was a sportsman--fox hunter in So. Berne, NY (On a chart as the father of Hannah STEDMAN. The 1810 Census shows a Nathan STEDMAN in Rensselaerville)
Lydia STEDMAN b 1821 m her step-nephew--James CORNWELL, son(sic) of Hannah STEDMAN
NOTE to Paulette from me:
Peter CORNWELL m Hannah STEDMAN-MOREHOUSE on 3/25/1825. James CORNWELL was born 8/6/1820 and William 12/22/1822.
An Abner CORNWELL d. 1823 So. Berne. James named his only child Abner, so, again, I think Peter was raising the orphans of his brother Abner.
Lydia Mariah CORNWELL b 8/21/1825 seems to have been "pre-mature"--born after 5 months. LOL
IN MY NOTES from John LISLE
Descendants of Harriet E. Stedman
1Produced by: John B. Lisle, PO Box 7048, Nashua, NH 03060-7048, USA, 603-888-3333, stedman@tqsi.com, http://www.stedmanfamily.org
First Generation
1. Harriet E. Stedman was born on 2 July 1831 in New York and died on an unknown date.
General Notes and Biography for Harriet E. Stedman : I think she may be a daughter of Rufus Stedman, s/o Nathan.
Noted events in her life were:
She appeared on the 1850 Census on 24 July 1850 in Watervliet, Albany Co., NY. Villiage of West Troy, Town of Watervliet, p. 93
Charles Turner 30 M Laborer ---England
Catharine " 26 F NY
Elizabeth O. " 5 F " school
Henry " 4 M " "
Jerome " 2 M "
Harriet E. Steadman 19 F "
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There are several interconnections between the Cornwell and Stedman families in Albany county.
The earliest Stedman was a Nathan Stedman who was supposed born in Massachusetts about 1765 (He was listed as age 84 in the 1850 census but as born in NY.). He had been listed in Albany county census (Rensselaerville, then Westerlo) from 1810.
Although I have done extensive research on the Massachusetts Stedmans, I cannot place him. Supposedly, he came from Worcester county.
A Nathan Stedman of Douglas, MA, married a Martha Morse, d/o Jesse Morse and Rachel Allen, born 1769 in Uxbridge, MA in Uxbridge in 1796. Jesse and Rachel are well documented in Uxbridge and both died there between 1800 and 1805.
I can find no evidence of a Nathan Stedman - or any Stedman - in Uxbridge/Douglas area in 1790/1800 census.
Nathan and Martha's first born son Uriah was born about 1797 in New York, but there is no evidence that I have found for them in the 1800 census.
The complete list of children and grandchildren of this family is not known to me.
Findagrave.com has a picture of Hannah's monument in Topeka Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas. Her name is listed as Hannah Cornwell.
HOWEVER, I cannot locate her in the 1860 or 1870 census.
john Lisle.
Nashua, NH
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First Generation
1. Martha Morse, daughter of Jesse Morse, Sr. and Rachel Allen, was born on 11 February 1769 in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA and died between 1830 and 1840.
Martha married Nathan Stedman bef. 1796 in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA.
Birth Notes: He was probably born in Massachusetts.
General Notes: I do not know where this Nathan comes from.
According to Morse genenealogies, Martha Morse, b. 1769 married Nathan Stedman of Douglas in Uxbridge. Douglas and Uxbridge are neighboring towns in southern Worcester
County, MA, near the Rhode Island border. This is an area that some of the Isaac Stedman of Brookline clan moved to. Most explicitly, some descendants of Robert Murdock and Hannah
Stedman moved their and possibly some of Joshua Stedman, son of Thomas, were in the area. But I can find no fit for Nathan with what I know of the family now.
However, I have found a family of a Nathan Stedman in Westerloo, Albany County, New York, that seems like a fit so I have put them together; however, I have not proved that the family I
have documented for Nathan and this Nathan are the same. The more serious contradictory evidence is in 1850 census and 84 year old Nathan is listed as born in New York and an 1880
census where Nathan, Jr., claims his parents were born in New York.
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Census Analysis :
I have found no trace of him in Douglas or Uxbridge in 1790 or 1800 census. I do not believe that he married before 1790 so he probably would have been enumerated with his family at that
time or with whomever he was living. And as there are no Stedmans listed in Worcester county,it is difficult to identify where he might be.
I have also not found him in the 1800 census. A scan of Douglas, MA, and Ressalaerville, NY, did not show any likely matches. The 1820 census validates a birth date for his oldest known
son Uriah of about 1797. Uriah also claims to have been born in New York. The 1810 census seems to have mixed Nathan with some other family so it is difficult to determine which of the
people are his family and which are the other family. I do note that there seems to be a number of Murdock families in Renssalaerville and Westerville. One of them was an Amos Murdock
who went from Newton to Windham Co., CT, and then to Renssalaerville along with two sons. He had brothers in Uxbridge.
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Nathan "Nate" STEDMAN was a sportsman - fox hunter - in So. Berne, NY.
Noted events in his life were:
Nathan Stedman was living at Douglas, Worcester Co., MA abt. 1795.
He appeared on the 1810 Census in 1810 in Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY.p. 129
Nathan Stedman 42120 - 30120 - 00
Male 26-45 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1765
Female 26-45 : Martha Morse, b. 1769
Ancestors of Martha Morse
Produced by: John B. Lisle, PO Box 7048, Nashua, NH 03060-7048, USA, 603-888-3333, stedman@tqsi.com, http://www.stedmanfamily.org
Male 26-45 : ?
Female 26-45 : ?
Male 16-26 : ?
Female 16-26 : ?
Male 10-16 : Uriah Stedman, b. abt 1797
Male 10-16 : Thomas Stedman, b. abt 1800
Male < 10 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1803
Male < 10 : ?
Male < 10 : ? William Stedman, b. abt 1810
Male < 10 : ? Rufus Stedman, b. abt 1810
Female < 10 : Hannah Stedman, b. 1802
Female < 10 : ?
Female < 10 : ?
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He appeared on the 1820 Census in 1820 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY.p. 109
Steadman, Nathan 011 201 - 50001 - 0200
Male > 45 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1765
Female > 45 : Martha Morse, b. 1769
Male 18-26 : Thomas Stedman, b. abt 1800
Male 18-26 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1803
Male 16-18 : ?
Male 10-16 : ? William Stedman, b. abt 1800
Female < 10 : ? Elizabeth Stedman, b. abt 1818
Female < 10 : ?
Female < 10 : ?
Female < 10 : ?
Female < 10 : ?
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He appeared on the 1830 Census in 1830 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY.p. 491
Nathan Steadman 000 110 010 0000 - 001 010 010 0000
William Steadman 100 010 000 0000 - 100 010 000 0000
Allen Gardner 000 010 000 0000 - 100 010 000 0000
Nathan Steadman Junr 200 010 000 0000 - 010 001 000 0000
Male 50-60 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1765
Female 50-60 : Martha Morse, b. 1769
Male 20-30 : ?
Female 20-30 : ?
Male 15-20 : ?
Female 10-15 : ?
Male 20-30 : Uriah Stedman, b. abt 1797 - listed as William
Female 20-30 : Mary ?, b. abt 1800
Female < 5 : ?
Male < 5 : Alfred Stedman, b. abt 1828
Male 20-30 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1803
Female 20-30 : ? wife
Female 5-10 : Mary Stedman, b. abt 1824
Male < 5 : Samuel Stedman, b. abt 1825
Male < 5 : Henry Stedman, b. abt 1830
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He appeared on the 1840 Census in 1840 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY. w/Uriah Stedman
1840 Federal Census, Westerloo, Albany Co., NY, p. 163 : 000 100 101 0000 - 010 101 000 0000
Male 40-50 : Uriah Stedman, b. abt 1797
Female 30-40 : Mary ?, b. abt 1800
Male 60-70 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1765
Male 15-20 : Alfred Stedman, b. abt 1828
Female 15-20 : ?
Female 5-10 : Emily Stedman, b. abt 1832
1840 Federal Census, Westerloo, Albany Co., NY, p. 161 : 002 001 000 0000 - 001 001 000
0000
Male 30-40 : Nathan Stedman, b. abt 1803
Female 30-40 : ? wife
Female 10-15 : Mary Stedman, b. abt 1824
Male 10-15 : Samuel Stedman, b. abt 1825
Male 10-15 : Henry Stedman, b. abt 1830
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He appeared on the 1850 Census on 30 September 1850 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY. Westerloo, pp. 70a-71
Nathan Stedman 47 M Farmer $600 NY
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Mary " 26 F NY
Samuel " 24 M Farmer "
Henry " 19 M " "
Nathan " 84 M " "
Children from this marriage were:
i. Uriah Stedman was born abt. 1797 in ____, ____, NY and died on an unknown date. Uriah married Mary [--?--] abt. 1820.
ii. Thomas Stedman was born abt. 1800 in ____, ____, NY and died on an unknown date. Thomas married Phebe [--?--] bef. 1836.
iii. Nathan Stedman, Jr. was born abt. 1802 in ____, ____, NY and died aft. 1880. Nathan married Miss [--?--].
iv. Hannah Stedman was born on 4 April 1802 in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY, died on 17 March 1876 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS at age 73, and was buried aft. 17
March 1876 in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Hannah married Peter Cornwell, son of James Cornwell and Miss [--?--], on 25 March 1825 in Berne, Albany Co., NY.
v. William Stedman was born abt. 1810 and died on an unknown date. William married Miss [--?--] bef. 1830.
vi. Rufus Stedman was born abt. 1810 in ____, ____, NY and died on an unknown date. Rufus married Ann [--?--] abt. 1830.
vii. Elizabeth Stedman was born on 21 January 1815 in ____, ____, NY and died on 2 March 1898 in ____, Lake Co., IL at age 83. Elizabeth married James Cornwell,son of Peter Cornwell and Hannah [--?--], on 24 February 1853 in Berne, Albany Co., NY.
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The marriage record for Nathan and Martha "Patty" Morse seems to be valid, but it is not a perfect record. The NEHGS records marriage inent filed in Uxbridge, 15 Oct 1797 and a marriage in Douglas on 28 November 1797. The intent gave his name as Nathan Stevanns and the marriage record as Nathan Stearns; however the 1850 Abner Morse genealogy of the family names him as Nathan Stedman.
IF this is the same Nathan Stedman - and I believe that is so - then any children of Nathan's born before 1797 would be with a previous, and currently undocumented, wife.
I have - or have seen - a long document which was a Will or Estate that identified Martha Morse, d/o Jesse, as the wife of this Nathan Stedman. I have been searching for it, but am unable to find it again either on my computer or in my paper files. (I am bcc'ing this to 2 other researchers who may have insights into this family.)
As Nathan would have been about 32 when he married Patty in 1797, it is possible that he had a previous wife and it is their children that are family members in 1810 older than 16. And the female 16-26 COULD have been a Lydia Mariah Stedman who would fit to being to first wife.
If this is not our Nathan, the most likely source for Nathan is as a remnant of an English family from Shropshire. A John Stedman was a portage master over the Niagara falls in the 1760s. He was in America with several brothers. Most of them went back to England during/after the Revolution. There is some chatter about one brother being in Albany area and dying there. It is possible that Nathan was one of his sons but I have no records of those sons.
IF he is the Stedman from Douglas, there are two possible sources for who he was.
1/ There was a John Stedman born in New London about 1704. He had a large undocumented family that scattered about Connecticut and New York in the 1700s and early 1800s. The name Nathan is not uncommon in that family. I have been searching for data on his family for over 10 years without any success. I know that various Stedmans were part of his descendants but I cannot put the pieces together.
eg:
http://johnlisle.org/stedman/tng/getperson.php?personID=I8382&tree=stedman_main
(The Nathan in this family is well documented...
2/ There was a descendant of Isaac Stedman called Nathaniel Stedman, b. 1713, who left Brookline, MA and was buried in Killingly, CT. Some of his children were born i Worcester county and their descendants are largely undocumented.
http://johnlisle.org/stedman/tng/getperson.php?personID=I6742&tree=stedman_main
This is what I consider the most likely origin of Nathan of Westerlo.
As for Lydia being a 1st wife of James...
Show me any physical evidence for him being married before Elizabeth. He is obviously single in 1850 census and married in the 1855 census. There is no evidence of other children and there is no evidence of a Lydia Cornwell grave.
There is also no Lydia Stedman in 1850 census that I can find who might fit.
I think Clarence is mistaken as he says that Lydia was the mother of Abner. I would assume that if you could find a marriage or death certificate for Abner, it would show that his mother was Elizabeth.
john.
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522. Nathaniel STEDMAN 1 was born on 9 Sep 1632 in Of, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He was christened on 9 Sep 1632 in Biddenden, Kent, Eng. He died on 10 Nov 1678 in Muddy River, Essex, Mass. He married Temperance WILLS in 1664 in Cambridge, Middx, Mass. [Parents]
523. Temperance WILLS 1 was born in 1628/1636 in Cambridge, Middx., Mass. She died after 1678 in Newton, Middx., Mass.. [Parents]
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http://www.edmund-rice.org/era5gens/p34.htm#i181175
Nathaniel Stedman Jr1
Nathaniel Stedman Jr was born on 18 April 1746.2 He married Ruth Morse, daughter of Isaac Morse and Ruth Newton, on 24 August 1772 at Worcester, MA; listed as Nathaniel of Newfane.3,1 Nathaniel Stedman Jr died on 16 October 1812 at Newfane, VT.2
Citations
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, pp. 14, 38.
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 38.
[S71] Franklin P Rice, Worcester, MA, Vital Records.
© Copyright 2002, 2010 by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association
Ruth Morse1
Ruth Morse|b. c 1750\nd. 22 Dec 1834|p24.htm#i181174|Isaac Morse|b. 2 Sep 1723|p24.htm#i663|Ruth Newton|b. 28 Feb 1729\nd. 12 Jan 1774|p25.htm#i505|Isaac Morse|b. 14 Sep 1697\nd. bt 17 Jan 1748 - Mar 1749|p24.htm#i247|Elizabeth Drury|b. 22 Jun 1701|p10.htm#i238|Gershom Newton|b. 17 Dec 1690|p24.htm#i202719|Elizabeth Angier||p3.htm#i202720|
Ruth Morse was born circa 1750. She was the daughter of Isaac Morse and Ruth Newton.2 Ruth Morse was baptized on 4 August 1750 at 1st Church, Worcester, MA.3,1 She married Nathaniel Stedman Jr on 24 August 1772 at Worcester, MA; listed as Nathaniel of Newfane.3,1 Ruth Morse died on 22 December 1834 at Newfane, VT.4
Citations
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, pp. 14, 38.
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 14.
[S71] Franklin P Rice, Worcester, MA, Vital Records.
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 38.
© Copyright 2002, 2010 by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association
Isaac Morse1,2
Isaac Morse|b. 2 Sep 1723|p24.htm#i663|Isaac Morse|b. 14 Sep 1697\nd. bt 17 Jan 1748 - Mar 1749|p24.htm#i247|Elizabeth Drury|b. 22 Jun 1701|p10.htm#i238|Capt Joseph Morse|b. c 1667|p24.htm#i672|Hannah Badcock|b. c 1670|p3.htm#i671|Capt. Thomas Drury|b. 10 Aug 1668\nd. b 11 Nov 1723|p11.htm#i30|Rachel Rice|b. 10 May 1664\nd. b 10 May 1730|p31.htm#i31|
Isaac Morse was born on 2 September 1723 at Sherborn, MA.1,2,3 He was the son of Isaac Morse and Elizabeth Drury. Isaac Morse married 1st Ruth Newton, daughter of Gershom Newton and Elizabeth Angier.1,2 Isaac Morse married 2nd Hannah (?).1
There is no record of Isaac's birth in the town of Bedford, as reported in the Rice Genealogical Register.
Children of Isaac Morse and Ruth Newton
Ruth Morse+2
Joseph Morse
Artemas Morse
William Morse
Mary Morse
Isaac Morse
John Morse
Thomas Morse
Obadiah Morse
Citations
[S3] Rice Gen'l Register, p. 21.
[S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 14.
[S306] Thomas W Baldwin, Sherborn, MA, Vital Records.
© Copyright 2002, 2010 by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association
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Joshua MORSE ~ Rev. War 1782 Vermont lookup reply
Posted by: J. transcriber (ID *****1076) Date: October 28, 2007 at 15:17:24
In Reply to: LUCENA MORSE OF VERMONT by lisa of 3075
Hi Lisa, What type period did Lucena MORSE live and what were the names of her sons and grandsons? Have you checked or had Vermot military records checked?
[Lieut. Ward Eager's Company]
[127] The following is a true List of the officers and soldiers who marched to Brattleboro' in the Muster, December 24, 1782, pursuant to orders received from Col. John Sergeants of said Brattleboro', to suppress insurrections and disturbances then subsisting in those parts, under the command of Lt. Ward Eagor.
Names:
Abel Bullard
Elijah Bruce
Samuel Robinson
Joseph Wilder,
Philip Butler,
Lemuel Stevens,
David Southward,
Nathaniel Stedman
Joshua Morse
Ebenezer Ober
Days: 2
Per day: 0.3.0
amt. wages 0.6.0
Miles: 12
Per mile: 4
amt. mileage: 0.4.0
Total: 0.10.0.
Pay Table Office, Bennington, Dec. 26, 1783. The within payroll being examined and approved, the Treasurer is hereby directed to pay unto Lieut. Ward Eager or bearer, the sum of... Isaac Tichenor, Sam. Bartlit, Committee.
Treasurer's Office, Sunderland, Jan. 7, 1784. Recd. of the Treasurer the contents of the above order in behalf of Lt. Ward Eager. Ebenezer Merrick, Capt.
ROLLS OF VERMONT SOLDIERS IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1783, Prepared and published under the direction of Major General Martha T. Rainville, The Adjutant General, 1998, Volume II, page 615.
In the spring of 1766 Jonathan Park, then a young unmarried man, twenty-three years old, and Nathaniel
Stedman, twenty-one (also a single man), started forth from Worcester County with axe, tinder box and kettle sUmg on
their shoulders, to seek a home in the forests on the Hampsliire grants. They made their halt in the township
of Fane, selecting their lots on or near the top of the highest hill in the centre of the town. Stedman took up and
cleared the farm that is to-day known as Nathan Merrificld's old farm. Park cleared what is known as old Newfane
hill common. During this summer they occupied a cabin together on Stedman's lot, — and it would seem that some-
time during this season, Ebenezer Dyer, a lawyer from Worcester County, who was out prospecting for a home,
came to their camp and enquired the route to Hazleton's clearing. Dyer was a full blooded rebel, or anti-king's man.
He came here a refugee from Worcester county, where he had lain in jail seven years for refusing to pay a royal line
of nine shillings. When an opportunity offered itself the
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three men started out together to look for Hazleton's cabin. They came out on to the round top of tlie high hill just
west of the present village of Fayetteville, and pointed out the course in a northeast line to the river. Stedman returned
to their camp, and Park and Dyer descended into the valley and found the flats on which Fayetteville stands. Once in
the valley, surrounded by the dense forest, their only course was to make the best of their route to the river ; and this
they reached on what is to-day best known as the Windham County fair ground farm. Dyer was so well pleased with
the land that he marked the trees and selected this for his lot ; and now being satisfied that they must be below
Hazleton's, they followed up the river and found his clearing on what we know as the Franklin farm. It seems to be
evident that these three men returned to Worcester County in the fall and spent the winter. In the spring of 1767,
Park and Stedman returned, driving with them a pair of steers and a heifer for live stock. With reference to the
exact time that Dyer moved his family into town, we have only been able to learn that Mrs. Dyer was the first white
woman that ever spent the winter in town.
We may here relate an incident illustrating the hardships that these men endured. In order to winter their steers
and heifer, they went out into the north part of the town, some five miles from their camp, to a natural meadow,
now known as the Knowlton meadow, and cut and stacked swamp hay and built a shelter for their stock ; and every
day throughout that long, dreary winter, 1767-S, one or the other of these men plodded his way through the lone, dreary
forest to feed their stock, and back to camp at night; and during the winter Park returned to Massachusetts, leaving
Stedman alone in the forest with his stock to feed, for twenty-six days. In the summer of 176S Park commenced
his clearing in Fayetteville, and built the first framed house in town, covering the frame with hemlock bark. Stedman
left the hill either then or soon after, and settled on the farm now owned and occupied by his grandson, W. A. Stedman. Stedman died in 1S12, October 16, aged 67.
Park lived to be 84, dying July 18, 1837. The remains of both these men are buried in our village cemetery ; while
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Mr. Dyer's dust lies sleeping on the bank, just outside the southeast corner of the fair ground, with no monument to
mark the spot ; consequently we are unable to ascertain his age or the date of his death.
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