(3) Nickerson/Morton - prepared by James Arthur Negus
William Nickerson (Christened 06/24/1605 Norwich England, d. 1689 Chatham) + Ann Busby (Christened 02/02/1607 or 08 Norwich England, d. 05/18/1686 Chatham)
Nicholas Nickerson (b. 08/10/1628 Norwich England, d. 03/26/1682 Yarmouth) + Mary Derby (b. abt 1644 Norwich England, d. 03/16/1705 or 06 Sandwich MA) - 1st wife
Ester Bassett (b. abt 1630) produced following John Nickerson - 2nd wife
John Nickerson (b. 09/10/1664 Yarmouth, d. 07/23/1745 Yarmouth) + Elizabeth Baker (b. abt 1669 Yarmouth) (m. 08/19/1696 Barnstable)
Children: Elizabeth, Mary, John, Patience, Israel, Tabitha, Mercy, and Eleazer
Eleazer Nickerson (b. 04/02/1718 Yarmouth, d. 10/17/1800 Dennis) + Sarah Bearse (b. 07/05/1722 Barnstable, d. 12/01/1787 Dennis) (m. 07/05/1722 Barnstable)
Children: John, Eleazer, Sarah, and Martha
John Nickerson (b. 03/03/1744 or 45 Yarmouth, d. 09/20/1818 Dennis) + Mary Harding (b. 12/13/1744 Chatham, d. 03/10/1839 Dennis) (m. 12/06/1764 Yarmouth)
Chuildren: john, Samuel, Daniel, and Ebenezer
Ebenezer Nickerson (b. 09/24/1783 Yarmouth, d. 04/02/1858 Dennis) + Ruth Chapman (b. 01/11/1789 Dennis, d. 07/03/1839 Dennis) (m. 10/30/1806 Dennis)
Children: Hannah Chapman, Ruth Chapman, Nathan, Marry Abbott, Sally Seabury, Perlina, Louisa Eastern, Ebenezer, and Eunice Chapman (all born in Dennis) Nickersons are via Church LDS and rootsweb 2008 - needs verification, but looks solid!
Ellis J. Morton (b. 07/17/1813 Plymouth, d 01/08/1874 Plymouth) + Mary Abbott Nickerson ("Polly") (b. 07/28/1816, d. 05/22/1885 Plymouth) (m. 09/17/1835 Dennis MA)
A Sally, "wife of Josiah Morton" (on tombstone) (b. 1796, d. 08/14/1885 Plymouth), is buried at Chiltonville Congregational Church Cemetery with Ellis and Mary "Polly"
7 Children: (1) Josiah Morton + Harriet B Tallman, (2) Abigail Warren Morton (b. 01/07/1836) + George Finney, (3) Susan Baker Morton (b. 1832, m. 1852) + Lemuel Leach, (4) Ruth Chapman Morton (b. 02/07/1842) + Edward W. Hoxie,
(5) Lucy Burgess Morton (b. 01/13/1845) + George Blanchard, (6) Ebenezer N. Morton (b. 1846 or 1850, d. 1926), and (7) Mary Abbott Morton (b. 1855, d. 1924)
Josiah Morton (b. 09/15/1849 Plymouth, d. 09/14/1936 Plymouth) + Harriet B. Tallman (b. 11/27/1845 or 46 Plymouth, d. 11/12/1882 Plymouth, m. 10/02/1866 Plymouth)
(Plymouth VR 4:114 B/C, Plymouth VR D/C) (Burgess Gen 54, Plymouth VR D/C, Plymouth VR M/C) Harriet died young and Josiah remarried Anna E. (b. 1867, d. 1940)
IMPORTANT: buried CHILTONVILLE Congregational Church Cemetery Plymouth along with many other Mortons including Josiah, Ellis,
Josiah was a Grand Banks New England fishing boat captain and lived at 7 Whiting Street Plymouth MA which was also where Jennie and William Penn Briggs Jr. were married
6 children: Jennie Andrews Morton (b. 01/20/1867), Rebecca (Reba) Bartlett Morton (b. 06/08/1873, d. 03/13/1950), Edmund Tallman Morton (b. 1869, d. 1943), Albert Ellis Morton (b. 10/15/1871, d. 1946), Hattie Louise Morton (b. 08/31/1868, d. 09/01/1869),
Otis Burgess Morton (b. 08/08/1875, d. 1897) - died at age 22 from a Plymouth dock accident and is buried at VINE HILLS Cemetary Plymouth with many Mortons (his gravestone is with the Cave family?)
Albert married Sarah J. Harlow (b. 1871, d. 1945) - they had at least 4 children: Tom Morton, Warren ("Huck") Winslow Harlow Morton (b. 10/22/1904, d. 05/02/1997), Albert Ellis Morton Jr. (05/03/1899, d.1929 ?), and Harriett "Hattie" Burgess Morton (b. ?, d. ?)
Harriet B. Morton married Lee Russ Sturtevant, had child Morton Sturtevant (b. 04/06/1924, d. 11/02/1995) who had child Gail (Gail Sturtevant Oberst) who lives in Plymouth and emailed me Nov 2008
Rebecca "Reba" married Herbert Ellisworth Holway (Halloway?) (b. 02/03/1861, d. 12/07/1936, m. 02/16/1898) - children: Elizabeth M. Holway (b. 11/18/1911) and Herbert E Holway Jr. that died at 3-days
Elizabeth married Earle G Phillips (b. 09/12/1903, m. 07/01/1938) - Earle was electrician on a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute research vessel - Their children were: Gail and "Tippy" Phillips
Gail sent Linda Negus Cherry info concerning family history including "MA Society of Mayflower Descendents" document - Jennie Andrews Morton to John Alden and Miles Standish
Edmund T. Morton was captain of the steamer "SS Paloma" and took WP Briggs Jr to Cuba in 1910, married Anna Weston Peterson (1869-1954)
his children were Ruth Warren Morton (b. 07/23/1900, d. 02/23/2003), Jeannette Morton (b. 1902, d. 01/04/2006), Louise Tallman Morton (11/30/1904, d. 03/21/1986) and Edwin Howard Morton (b. 08/06/1899, d. 10/29/1975)
Ruth Warren Morton, married William Axford in 1922, children: Edmund, Barbara, Christine, Grant, and Warren
Jeannette married Norman Wilmer Holmes (b. 1901, d. 1990) - Children: Cynthis, Hodson, Judith Fulton, Louise, and Porter Atwood Holmes. Jeannette Holmes hosted large Briggs family reunions
Jennie graduated Plymouth High in 1884 and worked at the Western Union Telegraph Offices in Quincy MA before married There was reference to Plymouth's "Hedge House" in Ruth Morton's obituary.
William Penn Briggs Jr (b. 05/17/1870 Norfolk Island, d. 11/03/1957 New Bedford) + Jennie Andrews Morton (b. 01/20/1867 Plymouth, d. 03/07/1943 Fairhaven, m.10/13 or 10/15/1894 at Josiah's house at 7 Whiting St., Plymouth)
WPB Jr. was born at sea on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific while whaling with his parents and did not make it to US for 4 years, New Bedford's first Electrical Inspector, Had electrical supply business in New Bedford, also voyaged to S Africa and Cuba
Lived 48 Smith St just after married, 220 Kempton St in 1912, and 123 Bedford St (all in New Bedford, MA). Bayview in South Dartmouth was the Briggs summer home. Dropped the "Jr" so son was also a WPB jr.
children: Janet Briggs, Josiah Morton (Mort) Briggs, William Penn Briggs II, and Elizabeth (b. 03/27/1904) and died at 28 days
Josiah Morton Briggs ("Mort") (b. 04/04/1898 New Bedford, d. Dartmouth or New Bedford), worked at Gamewell Company NY as Engineer
Josiah M Briggs married Alice M Crosby (b. 11/12/1904, d. 1964?, m. 09/24/1924 or 09/23/1924) - children: Joan (b. 09/12/1927) (married Perry Ross) and J. M. Briggs Jr (b. 03/11/1930) (married Barbara?)
William Penn Briggs II (b. 05/22/1900, d. 03/05/1959) was a banker, married Juanita Andrea "Andy" Pernas (b. 04/08/1901, d. 04/16/1986, m. 10/02/1923) - children: William Penn Briggs III, Peter Pernas Briggs, and Jane Frances Briggs
(Juanita painted the James Arnold Ship found in Janet Negus' old clock which was in Jim Negus' possession as of 2008)
Juanita's: Parents: Francisco Jose Pernas (b. Muras,Lugo,Spain 12/20/1888) + Jeannette Boyd Munoz (b. 06/08/1880)
Francisco's parents: Salvador Pernas Fernandez and Juanita Andrea Rodriguez, Francisco's brother: Ramon Pernas Rodriguez was married to Dolores Soto Barro
Wm P. Briggs III (b. 09/08/1924) married Kathleen Burwell (b. 07/19/1930), children: Becky (b. 10/17/1948), WPB IV (b. 01/24/1949), James (b. 03/04/1951), Peter (b. 02/15/1953), Hazel (b. 01/03/1955)
Jane Frances Briggs (b. 12/21/1926, d. 10/31/1987) married Chuck Newman (b. 11/05/1929, m. 12/29/1951), children; Susan Elizabeth (b. 02/07/1953), Catherine Andrea (b. 10/08/1955), Paul Edmund (b. 02/02/1957), Valerie Jane (b. 11/13/1958)
Peter P. Briggs (b. 03/12/1930, d. 12/29/2007) married Ann Marie Perkins (b. 09/11/1930, m. 08/25/1951 Mattapoisett) children: Melinda Ann (b. 09/14/1955), Daniel Christopher (b. 06/04/1953), and Heather Jane (b. 02/18/1961)
Melinda + Lowell Evan Smith, children - Lowell Christopher, Peter Collin, Graham Clinton (Kevin E. Eaton - Melinda's 2nd husband); Daniel + Lori Mansfield; Heather + Gary Hobler, child: Doscher M. Hobler)
Stanley Potter Negus Sr (b. 03/22/1908 Prob New Bedford, d. 04/1971 S. Dartmouth) + Janet Briggs (b. 08/19/1906 Prob New Bedford, d. 02/09/2005 Mashpee, Barnstable County, m. 09/01/1931 Bayview house S. Dartmouth)
Janet, William P Briggs, SP Negus Sr and many others laid to rest in Padanaram (South Dartmouth, MA) Cemetery at 507 Elm St.
Lived Cottage St New Bedford, and Rockland St South Dartmouth children: Stanley Potter (b. 02/26/1933 New Bedford, d. 06/04/2009 Barnstable), Linda Ann (b. 09/10/1939 New Bedford), Richard Morton Sr (b. 12/30/1936 New Bedford)
Linda Negus Cherry + Charles William Cherry (b. 04/18/1938, m. 10/29/1960), children: Pamela Ann (b. 10/15/1969), Robert Scott (b. 09/18/1961), Russell William (b. 09/02/1964)
Robert + Christina Troisi (b. 05/12/1957, m. 11/07/1987) - children: Christina Brianne (b. 04/01/1990), Garrett Andrew (b. 05/10/1991)
Russell + Debra Schlusberg (b. 04/04/1964, m. 05/31/1987) - children: Erica Hope (b. 07/26/1990) and Andreya Skye (b. 11/22/1996)
Pamela + Robert Nicolella (b. 03/08/1969, m. 08/06/1994) - adopted: Nina (b. 01/03/1992) and Hannah (b. 04/29/1999)
Richard Morton Negus + Janet Bruce (b. 06/09/1937, d. 12/06/2007, m. 06/20/1959) - children: Susan (b. 07/22/1962) and Richard Morton Negus Jr (b. 05/27/1961)
Richard Jr + Sandra (b. 06/28/1959, m. 04/25/1987) - children: Andrew (b. 04/02/1990), Victoria (b. 04/02/1990), and Douglas (b. 02/26/1993)
Susan + Tim Evans (b. 01/26/1962, m. 08/15/1987) - children: Austin Michael (b. 04/17/1991), Phoebe Negus (b. 02/23/1995), and Zoe Ann (b. 12/26/1998)
Stanley Potter Negus Jr + Ruth Elizabeth Hubbard (b. 06/05/1932 Barnstable, d. 11/11/2007 Cotuit, m. 02/28/1953 Bourne MA) - children: James A Negus (b. 01/25/1959 Worcester), David William Negus (b. 11/09/1955 El Paso), Carol Ida Negus (b. 01/12/1957 Worc.)
James + Susan Pauline Baker (b. 10/10/1965 Knoxville TN, m. 08/02/1993 Florence, South Carolina courthouse, MC might be Charleston SC) - no children
David + Maimouna Diakite (b. 12/17/1967, m. 01/03/1988 Bamako, Mali, West Africa, div. 05/1995) - children: William Ibrahim Negus (b. 07/21/1988 Mali) and James Issa Negus (b. 08/31/1990 Mali)
David + Miriam Herrera (b. 12/03/1966, m. 09/10/1995 Philippines) - children: Charmane Herrera (b. 12/04/1991) adopted, Damie Herrera (b. 10/11/1995), Jasmine Herrera (b. 04/06/1999)
Carol + Bruce Ernest Smith (b. 07/03/1955 Worcester, m. 07/09/1977 S Dartmouth MA) - children: Timothy Michael Smith (b. 06/18/1979 Nashua) and Brian Scott Smith (b. 10/20/1981 Nashua NH)
Timothy Michael Smith + Sadie Ann Toomey (b. 01/20/1982 Laconia NH, m. 09/15/2001 Plymouth NH)
Children: Elise Marie Smith (b. 02/28/2006 Lebanon NH), Chloe Siobhan Smith (b. 09/21/2008 Lebanon NH)
Brian Scott Smith + Samantha Jane Sutter (b. 06/07/1982 Burlington County NJ, m. 09/21/2007 Little Egg Harbor NJ)