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Micah Stetson (1754 - 1838)

Micah Stetson
Born in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married before 1783 in Scituate, Massachussetsmap
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Died in Scituate, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Biography

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Micah Stetson was a Massachusettsan.

Micah Stetson was born in Scituate, Massachusetts. Married Sarah Copeland, 9 children. He was Representative to the State Legislature in 1815 and 1816, and a man of considerable business enterprise. He lived near the Comet's place in Norwell, Massachusetts -- John S. Barry. [1]

Birth

Micah was born in 1754. He was the 2nd child and 1st son of Jonah Stetson and Elizabeth Hatch. [2]

Marriage

Married Sarah Copeland of Scituate [3] 23 Mar 1783 [4] at Scituate, Massachusetts. [5]

9 Children [3][4]:
  1. Sarah (Stetson) Eells, b 1783; d. 30 Jul 1864 [6]
  2. Esther (Stetson) Brooks, b. 24 Nov 1785 [7]; m. Capt Noah Brooks of Bost, 9 Feb 1812; d. 6 Jun 1863 [8]
  3. Ebenezar Stetson, b. 14 Oct 1787 [9]; d. 14 Mar 1881 at South Scituate [10]
  4. Mary/Mercy Stetson (twin), b. 9 Nov 1789 [11]; d. 25 Jun 1881 at Boston, unmarried. [12]
  5. Lusanna/Johannah Stetson (twin), b. 9 Nov 1789 [13]; d. Jul 1801
  6. Joseph Copeland Stetson, b. 15 Jan 1791 [14]
  7. Alpheus Stetson, b. 8 Apr 1794 [15]; bap. 29 Jun 1794 [16]; d. 30 Jan 1881 at Boston Massachusetts. [17]
  8. Lydia Ford (Stetson) Sullivan, b. 15 Sep 1796 [18]; m. Rev Lot B. Sullivan, 9 Oct 1820, 4 children
  9. Elisha Stetson, b. 8 May 1799 [19]; d. 16 Feb 1869 at Medford, Massachusetts [20]

Residence

Resided in the "Mansion House" in Scituate, built by his grandfather, Jonah (which was standing in 1933) [3].

Occupation

  • Was a ship joiner and builder [3].
  • Represented Scituate in the Legislatures of 1815 and 1816 [3]

Military Service

1776 Project
Corporal Micah Stetson served with 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution.
  • 19 Apr 1775 - Marched on the alarm as a "Minute Man.," (along with his Father, Jonah (1-4-5-1)) was later a Corporal in Capt. Joseph Stetson's Company [3].
Service Recorded [21]
  • Private, Capt. Galen Clapp's (2d Scituate) co. of militia. Col. Anthony Thomas's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 10, 1775 ; entered service April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days ;
  • Capt. William Turner's co. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from camp dated Jan. 9, 1776; mileage for 56 miles allowed said Stetson ; company joined Col. John Bailey's regt. Dec. 10, 1775;
  • Corporal, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co., Col. Dyke's regt. ; pay abstract for rations to and from camp and travel allowance home, dated Boston, Nov. -, 1776, and endorsed "Regiment at Dochester Height; " 60 miles travel allowed said Stetson
  • Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; service from Sept. 28, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 35 days, at Rhode Island on a secret expedition
He was on the list of pensioners of the Revolutionary War as "artificer" and was placed on the roll May 9 1833 [22]

Death

He passed away in 1838 [3]. He is buried at the First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, Massachusetts [23]

Research Notes

  • Stetson Kindred Genealogical Index: 1-4-5-1-2

Sources

  1. Barry, John Stetson; Page 82
  2. Stetson, O.F.: Vol 1 No 2, Pg 87
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Stetson, O.F.: Vol 1 No 2 Pg 155
  4. 4.0 4.1 Barry, John Stetson; Ppg 82-83
  5. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G979-7NV3?cc=2061550&wc=Q4D4-449%3A353350201%2C353448301%2C353448302 : 22 October 2020), Plymouth > Scituate > Births, marriages, deaths 1640-1801 > image 214 of 264; citing Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston.
  6. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6M8S-XCL?cc=1463156&wc=MJC5-N38%3A1043007201 : 22 May 2019), 0960184 (004220474) > image 562 of 783; State Archives, Boston.
  7. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5NW-3V6 : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Esther Stetson, 1785.
  8. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-68Y7-5N?cc=1463156&wc=MJCY-T38%3A1043008201 : 22 May 2019), 0960183 (004220473) > image 233 of 692; State Archives, Boston.
  9. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5N7-CYG : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Ebenezar Stetson, 1787.;
  10. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DBLQ-MS5?cc=1463156&wc=MJCF-L29%3A1043012101 : 22 May 2019), 0960221 (004223245) > image 365 of 866; State Archives, Boston.
  11. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5N7-84H : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Marcy Stetson, 1789.
  12. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DBLQ-3D3?cc=1463156&wc=MJCF-L29%3A1043012101 : 22 May 2019), 0960221 (004223245) > image 531 of 866; State Archives, Boston.
  13. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5NQ-DNG : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Lusanna Stetson, 1789.
  14. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5N7-HT3 : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Joseph Stetson, 1791.
  15. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5N7-67D : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Alpheus Stetson, 1793.
  16. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5N7-67F : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Alpheus Stetson, 1794.
  17. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DBLQ-9X2?cc=1463156&wc=MJCF-L29%3A1043012101 : 22 May 2019), 0960221 (004223245) > image 407 of 866; State Archives, Boston.
  18. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5NQ-RSD : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Lydia Ford Stetson, 1796.
  19. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5N7-6WH : 14 January 2020), Micah Stetson in entry for Elisha Stetson, 1799.
  20. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QCS-QZX?cc=1463156&wc=MJCJ-JWG%3A1043006701 : 22 May 2019), 0960194 (004221409) > image 514 of 707; State Archives, Boston.
  21. Massachusetts S and S in Revolutionary War, Vol XIV, Pg 946
  22. "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9WB-9GL6?cc=2069831&wc=MXMQ-5TL%3A355664701 : 22 September 2016), 5-vol E Revolutionary War pensioners > image 232 of 436; citing NARA microfilm publication T718 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1962).
  23. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 December 2020), memorial page for Micah Stetson (1754–27 Dec 1838), Find A Grave: Memorial #74061357, citing First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Charles Baker (contributor 47201082) .

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