Samuel Morse – no code to hide this one…


Samuel Finley Breese Morse is reported as my 3rd cousin, 6 times removed, in notice # 421 from We’re Related.  Our MRCA is supposed to be Mary Rockford (1668-1700), the great great grandmother of Esther Clark, my 4 times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  Mary is the mother of Isaac Thayer (1664-1778) and he is the father of Josiah Thayer (1724-1766) and he is the father of Miriam Thayer (1747-1824).  At least in this notice lineage.   In another, Miriam’s father, Josiah (1721-1766) has different dates, but close.  But Josiah’s father Isaac (1695-1763) is way different.  This other lineage was reported in a match to B. F. Skinner.  They cannot both be correct.

Oh, in Sam’s lineage, Mary’s daughter, Patience Thayer is born when Mary was 12 years old.

All in all, this is a very questionable reporting by We’re Related.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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