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Worden family file

Genealogical material compiled by Doris (Rich) Sheridan dated 1975 tracing the Worden family from Peter Worden born in Clayton, Lancaster County, England about 1568 and died in Yarmouth, Mass in 1638 to Doris Rich Sheridan born 1930 in Albany, NY. Ms. Sheridan says that she has taken most of the material from "Some People By The Name of Worden" by O. N. Worden published in 1868. The second section of the genealogy is a brief family tree of each of the Worden Wives. An addendum of corrections dated 27 Dec. 1976 is included.

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Sanford Family

This file consists of 3 pages, a letter to Charles Morse by Del Sanford in 1982, his handwritten response and an excerpt from Warwick town records, Vol 1 pertaining to a land matter in 1783. Sanford was hoping to be able to lay claim to some town land (a Jennings road).

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1982
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Arthur B. Tenney and family file

This file contains numerous items; letters written by Arthur B. Tenney to Charles Morse over the span of nearly 50 yrs (1936-1985), handwritten and typed information from Morse re Tenney and his family, a 1982 newsclip written by Irmarie Jones re the mystery of where Arthur's stepmother was buried, letters from Ruth Burkett, a granddaughter of Arthur. Arthur was born and lived in Warwick 14 yrs and his father, Charles H. Tenney built their home on the site of Mr Morse's home. When he died in 1906 of typhoid, he left his second wife (Mrs. Mary Hastings Tenney), who died shortly after and his son and 5 of her children. They became orphans and were taken to Oklahoma to live with relatives. Arthur lived there the remainder of his life. became fast friends (through letters) with Mr. Morse, visited, put up a stone at the Warwick Cemetery, shared memories of his early days in Warwick.

Year (or year range): 
1936-1985
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Thorn Family

This file folder contains one item, a letter written in 1982 to Charles Morse by Marion H. Thorn (Mrs. Henry H. Thorn). She is asking for help in proving that she paid for and owns 2 grave lots (#307) at Warwick Cemetery. Her husband, Henry, is buried in one and the other is to be for her. She was living in Springfield and her children out of town. She was also concerned that the Thorns did not take lots owned by the Green family (relatives of Henry). Mr. Morse notes that he answered this letter 4 days after he received it.

Year (or year range): 
1982
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Whitney Family File

File consists of a letter dated June 1972 written to C. Morse by John Crosbie.
He asks about Timothy Whitney and Mary Hastings. He references a book (1895) by Pierce, "The Descendants of John Whitney" .

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White Family File

File consists of 1 handwritten sheet (Charles Morse) giving info on Benjamin White, Jacob White, John White and Thomas White.
Thomas White (1757-1849) , a Revolutionary War soldier, came from Royalston to Warwick.
See genealogy of Joseph Nelson White (Warwick Library)

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Town(e) Family

File consists of 1 handwritten sheet by C. Morse giving Town(e) family history.
Silas Towne and his 5 siblings are listed, all born in mid 1700's, and Elijah and Lydia Lock and their family are listed.

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Williams Family File

- Typewritten notes from a Williams tracing family from Robert Williams who died prior to March 28, 1609 in West Somerton, Norfolk, England to Stephen Williams who died of the plague at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in 1625 to Robert Williams born July 1607 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England and died in Roxbury, Massachusetts September 1, 1693 (came to Roxbury in 1637) to Captain Stephen Williams born Roxbury November 8, 1640, died Roxbury February 15, 1719 or 1720 to Ensign Joseph Williams born Roxbury February 24, 1680 or 81, died Roxbury August 17, 1720 to Colonel Joseph Williams Esquire born Roxbury April 10, 1708, died Roxbury May 26, 1798 (Revolutionary Officer) to Colonel Samuel Williams born Roxbury July 3, 1742, died Warwick May 9, 1786.
- Four additional typewritten pages covering the above and continuing from Colonel Joseph Williams, Esquire to Joseph Jr. born 1738, died 1822 to Joseph Williams born 1764 died 1841 to Melzar and Chester Williams (twins) born 1801 in Warwick and had a clothing store on Wendell Road, wove and dyed cloth, later bought the Warwick Inn, later sold. Notes continue with Melzar’s descendents. Melzar married Icybinda Wheelock September 24, 1824 and fathered six children. He married his second wife Rachel Hill 1842 and fathered four children and he married his third wife Thamason Phillips in 1852 (no children). Notes continue Joseph A. Williams (son of Melzar) born Warwick 1843 married Julia Fisher 1869 and fathered three sons (Frederick Barnard born May 18, 1871 born in Warwick, died in Worcester 1939, buried in Warwick, married Fannie May Putnam 1899; Charles E. Williams born April 11, 1873, died 1952, buried in Putney, VT., married Maude Kendrick 1905; and Frank Wallace Williams born February 17, 1875, died September 25, 1958, buried in Warwick, married Mavorette Reed in 1899). Genealogy continues through the next two generations, the last child noted born in 1964.
- One page handwritten notes (Charles Morse) re Col. Samuel Williams
- Four pages on handwritten notes (Charles Morse) listing births of Williams children from 1774 to 1860.
- Newspaper clipping of marriage of Mavorette A. Reed of Orange and Frank W. Williams of Warwick on October 18, 1899.

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Woodward Family File

Letter from Horace Woodward to Charles Morse (dated 25 June no year but after 1963) thanking Charles Morse for his book and continuing with the story of his (Woodward’s) ancestor , Gilbert Wood, who wrote two books on Blandford which Mr. Morse might find of interest. Gilbert Wood was at one time pastor in Winchester, NH and married to Emma Chadburne Wood, daughter of Dr. Chadburne one time president of Williams College and the founder of the Massachusetts Agricultural College.

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Weeks Family File

One page of handwritten notes (Charles Morse) with following genealogy taken from the History of Richmond written in 1884:
Richard Weeks resident of the North East Ward #2 as early as 1785. Signed in favor of Independence July 4, 1776. Richard had three sons: Joseph (moved to Winchester, married Mary Peters in 1795 and married his second wife Anna Bullard in 1813. Town Clerk over 20 years, Representative to General Court, Associate Judge, Representative to Congress, died August 4, 1845), William (married Martha Thompson in 1789, died September 8, 1837), and Richard (was a hatter, married Lydia Wellington of Acton, MA, had seven children, died March 25, 1848).

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