MOSES Family

First Generation

1. John1 Moses (#28319) was born in Scotland 1616.

He married twice. He married Alice Unknown. (Alice Unknown is #35695.) He married Ann Jones Mar 1667. (Ann Jones is #28320.) Ann became the mother of Samuel Moses circa 1618. Ann became the mother of Joseph Moses circa 1620. Ann became the mother of Elizabeth Moses circa 1622. Ann became the mother of Alice Moses circa 1624. Ann became the mother of Sarah Moses in Sagamore Creek, Nh (now Portsmouth), circa 1626. Ann became the mother of Aaron Moses in Sagamore Creek, Nh, circa 1630. Ann became the mother of Joanna Moses circa 1654.

John became the father of Samuel Moses circa 1618. John became the father of Joseph Moses circa 1620. John became the father of Elizabeth Moses circa 1622. John became the father of Alice Moses circa 1624. John became the father of Sarah Moses in Sagamore Creek, Nh (now Portsmouth), circa 1626. John became the father of Aaron Moses in Sagamore Creek, Nh, circa 1630. John became the father of Joanna Moses circa 1654. The last names at that time may have been spelled Moyses.

John Moses, my 7th great grandfather, was born 1616 in Scotland.

York Deeds, Folio 1, records a grant which places John Moses's arrival and settlement in the colony at least as early as 1639. After serving several years as an apprentice to George Cleves and Richard Tucker of Casco Bay, New England, John Mose s was granted 100 acres of land on Casco Bay at a place now known as Sagamore Creek, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.The document is dated April 16, 1646.

John Moses was among the first "planters" that came to Portsmouth, Piscataqua, as it was then called. He settled on the southside of Sagamore Creek and the homestead remained in the Moses name for more than 200 years. In early histories Joh n is referred to as Sergeant Moses, possibly because of belonging to the militia.

In January 1679, an agreement was drawn up between John Moses and his son Aaron, who was to receive one-half of the plantation for himself and his heirs in return for which John and his wife Ann were to receive one-half of all proceeds of the lan d (for support in the elder years). The instrument covering this transaction is on file in Portsmouth, NH. Prior to this transaction, John Moses on July 3, 1669 had deeded the other half to two sons-in-law, Joseph Walker and Thomas Creber.

John Moses and Ann Jones had the following children:

child 2 i. Samuel2 Moses (#35692) was born circa 1618.

child 3 ii. Joseph Moses (#35693) was born circa 1620. Joseph was a house joiner by trade in Portsmouth. He was a soldier in Fort William and Mary in 1708. Mention is made in Prov. Papers or New Hampshire of payments to Joseph Moses; in 1724 for "Joyners Work on Castle Point to be paid out of Ye mon ey in Ye Treasurer for Defence of Ye Government."

He owned a lot 146 ft by 53 ft in the heart of Portsmouth, bounded by Congress, Fleet, and Brier Streets. He was one of the original proprietors of Barrington. His house was small, as were most of the houses of the Colonial period. It was howev er, of a character to make it suitable for a school subsequent to his death.

Reference is made in early histories to Doctor Joe. Also mentioned Madame Moses who kept a school in the Joseph Moses house about the period of the revolution. The was doubtless the third wife and widow.

It is probably that Joseph Moses was more a humorist than a wit. He was of the style of men known as "characters" who are seldom found outside of pioneer communities. His strong individuality attracted prominent men who desired his company. Hi s wives were religions of fair social standing; his children were baptized and Brewster concedes that the son, Samuel, a barber "did things which led to the spiritual good of his fellows.

child 4 iii. Elizabeth Moses (#35624) was born circa 1622. She married Joseph Walker before 1662. (Joseph Walker is #35625.) Joseph became the father of George Walker circa 1643. Joseph became the father of Elizabeth Walker circa 1643. (See Joseph Walker for the continuation of this line.)

Elizabeth became the mother of George Walker circa 1643. Elizabeth became the mother of Elizabeth Walker circa 1643.

child 5 iv. Alice Moses (#35628) was born circa 1624. She married Seaman Thomas Creber bef 1665 ?. (Seaman Thomas Creber is #35629.) Seaman was born circa 1620. Seaman became the father of Alice Creber circa 1643. (See Seaman Thomas Creber for the continuation of this line.)

Alice became the mother of Alice Creber circa 1643. Alice Moses married Thomas Creber who was a seaman. Her father, John Moses deed her 12 acreas of his land.

child 6 v. Sarah Moses (#28322) was born in Sagamore Creek, Nh (now Portsmouth) circa 1626. She married Timothy Waterhouse circa 1646. (Timothy Waterhouse is #35597.) Timothy was born circa 1610.

child + 7 vi. Aaron Moses was born circa 1630.

child 8 vii. Joanna Moses (#35694) was born circa 1654.

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