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Susanna Bingham (Shattuck)

Also Known As: "Morse", "Fay", "Susanna Brigham", "Shattuck"
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Shattuck of Watertown and Susannah Norcross
Wife of Joseph Morse; Joseph Morse, III; John Fay, "The Immigrant" and Thomas Brigham, Jr.
Mother of Joseph Morse, IV; Sussana Newton; Samuel Morse; Hester Josselyn; Mary Barnard (Morse) and 8 others
Sister of Unknown Shattuck; Mary Browne (Shattuck); John Shattuck; Dr. Phillip Shattuck; Johanna Shattuck and 6 others

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About Susanna Bingham

Susanna, widow of Joseph Morse and daug.. of William Shattuck.

Taken from " Immigrant Ancestors " Edited by Frederick Adams Virkus. Extracted from Volume II, Compendium of American Genealogy. Pg. 30, REF # 929.1 VIR, Ilion Public Library.

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  • Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal ..., Volume 4 By Ellery Bicknell Crane
  • Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal ..., Volume 4 By Ellery Bicknell Crane
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  • Thomas Brigham (1), the pioneer ancestor of the Brigham family and of Dr. Hubbard Hammon Brigham, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was undoubtedly an Englishman by birth. The name Brigham is from the Saxon brigg (bridge) and ham (house). There is a Manor of the name in county Cumberland, adjoining Scotland, and in ancient days part of Scotland. They Barony from which the family name is derived is now generally called by another name, Cockermouth. The old castle was one of the strongest in its day. It was built largely of material taken from an olf Roman castle in the vicinity. As late as 1648 it was garrisoned and stood siege for a month. After it was captured it was nearly destroyed, but at last accounts a small part was still habitable. From this Manor the English and American Brighams get their names, and all probably are descended from the early Brighams of this place.
  • Thomas Brigham embarked at London for New England, April 18, 1635, in the ship "Susan and Ellen," Edwary Pyne, master. No other of the same name is known to have embarked for the American colonies. He settled in Watertown. In 1637 he had a fourteen acre lot there, bought of John Doggett. It was situated in a part later annexed to Cambridge. He built his house in Cambridge on a lot containing three acres and a half. His neighbors were Joseph, Isaac and Simon Crosby. His home was about two-thirds of a mile from Harvard College, and at one point abutted on Charles river. He resided there until 1648. He was admitted a freeman April 18, 1637. He was one of the leading citizens, was selectman in 1640, 1642, and 1647, and was a constable in 1639 and 1642. He made a specialty on his farm of raising hogs, and in 1647 owned a third of all the swine in the town. He was fined for letting his hogs get away and run at large. He owned a wind mill in which corn was ground.
  • He died December 8, 1653. His will was dated December 7, 1653-4, and was proved October 3, 1654. He married (first) Mercy Hurd, who is said to have come with her sister alone from England owing to religious difference from which they suffered annoyance and persecution at home. After the death of Mr. Brigham she married (second), March 1, 1655, Edmund Rice, of Sudbury, and Marlboro, ancestor of a notable Worcester family, by whom she had two daughters. (See Rice Sketch). He died 1663, and she married (third) William Hunt, of Marlboro, 1664. He died 1667, and she died December 23, 1693, after being in her third widowhood a period of twenty-six years. The children of Thomas and Mercy (Hurd) Brigham were: Mary, born probably at Watertown; Thomas, see forward; John, March 9, 1644, died September 16, 1728, aged eighty-four years; Hannah, March 9, 1649, married Samuel Wells; Samuel, born January 12, 1652-3, died July 24, 1713.
  • (II) Thomas Brigham, second child of Thomas Brigham (I), was born 1640-1, died November 25, 1717, aged seventy-six years. On the death of his father and the marriage of his mother to Edmund Rice he seems to have lived with his mother in the Rice family. He bought of his father-in-law or step-father, as we now call it, Edmund Rice, a town right when he was of age. He paid thirty pounds for this valuable right to shares of the common land in Marlboro. The deed was given by Edmund Rice's executors, August 28, 1665. Through this purchase he became the ower of extensive tracts located in four of the richest farming towns of Massachusetts.
  • In 1686 he was one of a company to buy 6,000 acres of land near Marlboro and afterwards annexed to it. He drew many lots in the south-west part of Marlboro, and the adjoining towns of Northboro and Westboro as now bounded. He settled in the southwest part of Marlboro, known in later years as Warren Brigham's farm, on the south road to Northboro. His house built not long after King Philip's war is now or was lately standing. It was strongly built and used as a garrison house in time of Indian wars. Thomas Brigham was a leading citizen in his day. His will was made April 17, 1716, and proved January 2, 1717. He gave his sons, David and Gershom Brigham, all his lands on the west side of the Assabet river and other lands near them. He bequeathed to Nathan and Jonathan in equial shares all that part of the Eaton family's on the east side of the Assabet river. Elnathan settled on part of the homestead. Nathan, Jonathan and Gershom were executors.
  • He married Mary Rice, who was born September 19, 1646, daugher of Henry and Elizabeth (Moore) Rice, granddaughter of Edmund Rice, of Sudbury. He married (second), August 30, 1695, Susanna (Shattuck) Morse, widow. The children of Thomas and Mary (Rice) Brigham were: Thomas, born February 14, 1666; Nathan, see forward: David, August 11, 1673, died young; Jonathan, February 22, 1674, married Mary Fay; David, April 12, 1678; Gershom, Dr., February 23, 1680; Elnathan, March 7, 1683; Mary, October 26, 1687.
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Birth: 1643 Watertown Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Mar. 16, 1716 Marlborough Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

Daughter of William Shattuck and Susanna Hayden. Married Joseph Morse 12 Apr 1661

Susanna married Joseph"John" Morse on 12 Apr 1661 in Watertown and they had ten children; Susanna,Hester,Joseph,Elizabeth,Samuel,Mary,Hannah, Jonathan,Jacob and Elizabeth.

Susanna married John Fay on 5 Jul 1678 and had four children: David Fay-23 Apr 1679,Gershom Fay-19 Oct 1681,Ruth Fay-15 Jul 1684, Deliverence Fay-7 Oct 1686

She then married Thomas Brigham on 30 Jul 1695.

Family links:

 William Shattuck (1622 - 1672)
 Susanna Hayden Norcross (1620 - 1686)

 Joseph Morse (1637 - 1677)*
 John Fay (1648 - 1690)*

 Hester Ester Morse Josselyn/Joslin (1664 - 1725)*
 Elizabeth Morse (1667 - ____)*
 Joseph Morse (1667 - 1733)*
 Samuel Morse (1670 - 1758)*
 Hannah Morse Newton (1674 - 1732)*
 Jonathan Morse (1675 - 1754)*
 Jacob Morse (1678 - 1690)*
 David Fay (1679 - 1704)*
 Gershom Fay (1681 - 1720)*
 Deliverence Fay Shattuck (1686 - 1710)*

 Susanna Shattuck Morse Fay Brigham (1643 - 1716)
 Mary Shattuck Browne (1645 - 1732)*
 John Shattuck (1647 - 1675)*
 Phillip Shattuck (1648 - 1722)**
 Johanna Shattuck (1650 - 1673)*
 William Shattuck (1653 - 1732)*
 Rebecca Shattuck (1655 - 1684)*
 Exercise Shattuck Corlies (1656 - 1695)*
 Abigail Shattuck Parker (1657 - 1694)*
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Grove Hill Cemetery Waltham Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

Generation No. 2

2. SUSANNA2 SHATTUCK (WILLIAM1) was born 1643 in Watertown, Massachusetts, and died Aft. 1695 in Marlboro, Massachusetts. She married (1) JOSEPH MORSE April 12, 1661 in Watertown, Massachusetts, son of JOSEPH MORSE and HESTER PIERCE. He was born April 30, 1637 in Watertown, Massachusetts, and died 1677. She married (2) JOHN FAY July 15, 1678 in Watertown, Massachusetts. He was born 1648 in England, and died December 5, 1690 in Marlboro, Massachusetts. She married (3) THOMAS BRIGHAM July 30, 1695, son of THOMAS BRIGHAM and MERCY HURD. He was born Abt. 1640 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and died November 25, 1716 in Marlboro, Massachusetts.

Suzanna was the daughter of William and Susanna Shattuck. She married Joseph Morse on 04/12/1661, with whom she had 7 children. She then married John Fay, Mary Brigham's widower, on 07/05/1678 with whom she had 4 more children. After his death she married Thomas, thus making his niece Mary Fay and nephews John Fay Jr. and Samuel Fay his stepchildren.

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Susanna Bingham's Timeline

June 1643
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 11, 1662
Age 18
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
September 11, 1664
Age 21
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 11, 1667
Age 24
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 23
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 4, 1670
Age 27
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
February 7, 1672
Age 28
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)