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HusbandAbraham Morrill

Born
ABT 1615[1]atHatfield-Broadoak, Essex, England
Died
20 JUN 1662[2]atRoxbury, Mass.
Will18 JUN 1662, proved 14 October 1662[3]
Father____ Morrill
Mother
Married
10 JUN 1645[4]atSalisbury, Mass.

WifeSarah Clements

Born
1626[5]atAnsley, Warwick, England
Died
AUG 1694[6]atSalisbury, Mass.
FatherRobert Clements
MotherLydia Drummer
Other spouses(2) Thomas Mudgett

By 1640, Abraham becomes a founding member of the Puritan plantation at Salisbury, Massachusetts. He was granted a house-lot on the "Green." By 1642, he and Henry Saywood were granted 60 acres to build a corn mill. . [7]

Sarah Clements was the daughter of Robert Clements, the pioneer of Haverhill, Mass. He was influential and wealty in that community, and the owner of the first grist mill. He was one of the five to take the deed of the town from the Passagut and Saggahew Indians in 1642. He eventually came to own an island in the Merrimack River that is still known as Clements Island. Percival Wood Clement, Ancestors and Descendents of Robert Clements (Philadelphia: Press of Patterson & White, 1927), Source Medium: Book . [8]

Additional information available.[9]


Y DNA Profile for three descendents of Abraham Morrill of Salisbury.

CHILDREN
NameIsaac Morrill
Born
10 JUL 1646[12]atSalisbury, Mass.
Died
17 OCT 1713[13]atSalisbury, Mass.
MarriedPhebe Gill

NameJacob Morrill
Born
24 AUG 1648[14]atSalisbury, Mass.
Died
23 APR 1718[15]atSalisbury, Mass.
MarriedSusannah Whittier

NameSarah Morrill
Born
14 OCT 1650[16]atSalisbury, Mass.
Died
11 SEP 1731[17]atSalisbury, Mass.
Married(1) in Amesbury, Mass., 05 January 1670[18] to Phillip Rowell. Phillip Rowell was b. in Salisbury, Mass., 08 March 1648[19]; d. in Salisbury, Mass., 07 July 1690[20]
(2) in Salisbury, Mass., 31 July 1695[21] to Onesiphorus Page. Onesiphorus Page was b. ca. 1642; d. in Salisbury, Mass., 28 June 1706[22]
(3) in Salisbury, Mass., 29 May 1708[23] to Daniel Merrill. Daniel Merrill was b. in Newbury, Mass., 20 August 1642[24]; d. in Salisbury, Mass., 27 June 1717[25]

NameAbraham Morrill
Born
14 NOV 1652[26]atSalisbury, Mass.
Died
1698[27]atSalisbury, Mass.
MarriedSarah Bradbury

NameLieut. Moses Morrill
Born
28 DEC 1655[28]atSalisbury, Mass.
Died
20 MAY 1731[29]atSalisbury, Mass.
Married(1) Rebecca Barnes
(2) in Amesbury, Mass., 25 November 1727[30] to Mary Gove. Mary Gove was b. in Hampton, N.H., 14 April 1666[31]; m. (2) in Hampton, N.H., 1682 to Joseph Sanborn

NameAaron Morrill
Born
09 AUG 1658[32]atSalisbury, Mass.
Died
31 JAN 1660[33]atSalisbury, Mass.

NameRichard Morrill
Born
06 FEB 1660[34]atSalisbury, Mass.
Died
17 FEB 1660[35]atSalisbury, Mass.

NameLydia Morrill
Born
08 MAR 1661[36]atSalisbury, Mass.
Died
06 SEP 1737atKingston, N.H.
Marriedin Salisbury, Mass., 09 November 1682[37] to Ephraim Severance. Ephraim Severance was b. in Salisbury, Mass., 08 April 1656[38]

NameHepzibah Morrill
Born
08 JAN 1663[39]atSalisbury, Mass.
Marriedin Salisbury, Mass., 1689[40] to John Dibbs


FOOTNOTES

[1]Birth year estimated from the following three facts. First, if Abraham traveled on the ship Lyon in 1632 with his brother Isaac, he was probably considered a minor because he was not on the list of those who gave the oath to the King. Second, two years later we find him living alone in Cambridge, apparently old enough to take care of himself. Third, Isaac's oldest child is twenty years older than Abraham's oldest child. Therefore it is reasonable to estimate Abraham was much younger than Isaac and probably in his early to mid teens in 1632. Place of birth is estimated from brother Isaac's sale of real estate in 1632 in Hatfield Broadoak. .

[2][Anonymous], Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925;), 2: 595. .

[3]County Clerk, Essex County Probate (Name: Microfilm of original papers, Massachusetts Archives, Boston;). Mentions "wife" (unnamed), eldest son Isaac, and the other five children Abraham, Jacob, Sarah, Moses and Lydia. County Clerk, Essex County Probate (Microfilm of original papers, Massachusetts Archives, Boston), Source Medium: Book .

[4][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;). .

[5]Percival Wood Clement, Ancestors and Descendents of Robert Clements (Name: Philadelphia: Press of Patterson & White, 1927;), 41. Percival Wood Clement, Ancestors and Descendents of Robert Clements (Philadelphia: Press of Patterson & White, 1927), Source Medium: Book .

[6][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;), 598. .

[7]Joseph Merrill, History of Amesbury (Name: Haverhill: Press of Franklin P. Stiles, 1880;).

[8]Percival Wood Clement, Ancestors and Descendents of Robert Clements (Name: Philadelphia: Press of Patterson & White, 1927;), 41.

[9]We do not know for sure when Abraham Morrill emigrated to New England, however he most likely came on the ship Lyon in 1632 with his older brother Isaac. We think he was young because he did not sign the Oath of Allegiance to the King, and only adult men were required to sign the Oath. We first find Abraham living alone in Cambridge, Massachusetts, paying taxes in 1634. Being a young man in 1632 and a property owner in 1635 puts his birth year at around 1615. . See also The sister of Sarah Clements, Mary (Clements) Osgood, was caught up in the Salem Witch Trials; Mary (Clements) Osgood was accused of witchcraft and spent three months in jail. . See also Abraham Morrill died in Roxbury while visiting his brother. The will of Abraham Morrill is signed two days before his death, the signature being not much more than a scribble. He is believed to be buried in Roxbury in the Eustis Street Burying Ground, in the same cemetary as his brother, who died less than one year later. This is the same cemetary where Thomas Dudley, first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was laid to rest. To his "dear and loving wife" Abraham left one half of the entire estate outright. The other half was to be split between his six surviving children which he mentions by name: Isaack, Abraham, Jacob, Sarah, Moses, and Lidda. His wife Sarah was carrying their youngest child, as yet unborn. Being the eldest, Isaack was to receive a double portion once he reaches the age of 21. Abraham's wife Sarah and his son Isaack were appointed executors of the estate. The descendents of Abraham Morrill include David L. Morrill, Governor of New Hampshire 1817-23, and Justin Smith Morrill, Congressman from Vermont for 43 years and responsible for the Morrill Land Grant Act that established the country's agricultural colleges or "aggies." .

[12][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;), 168. .

[13]ibid. .

[14]ibid., 169. .

[15]ibid. .

[16]ibid., 174. .

[17]ibid. .

[18][Anonymous], Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1913;), 427. .

[19]David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (Name: Providence, R.I: Snow & Farnham, 1897;), 304. .

[20]ibid., 305. "Killed by Indians" .

[21][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;), 472. .

[22]David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (Name: Providence, R.I: Snow & Farnham, 1897;), 274. .

[23][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;), 449. .

[24]David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (Name: Providence, R.I: Snow & Farnham, 1897;), 243. .

[25]ibid., 244. .

[26][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;), 163. .

[27]David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (Name: Providence, R.I: Snow & Farnham, 1897;), 253. .

[28][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;), 173. .

[29]ibid. .

[30][Anonymous], Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1913;), 426. .

[31]New Hampshire, Registrar of Vital Statistics, [New Hampshire] Index to births, early to 1900 (Name: Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974;). .

[32][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;), 164. .

[33]ibid. .

[34]ibid., 173. .

[35]ibid. .

[36]ibid., 171. .

[37]ibid. .

[38]David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (Name: Providence, R.I: Snow & Farnham, 1897;), 315. .

[39][Anonymous], Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Name: Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1915;), 161. .

[40]ibid. .


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