Abel Morley Sr

1689–1771 (Age 82)
Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abel

When Abel Morley Sr was born on 18 January 1689, in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Morley Sr., was 24 and his mother, Martha Wright, was 26. He married Susannah Kilbourn on 9 April 1719, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 17 January 1771, in Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Feeding Hills, Agawam, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Abel Morley Sr
1689–1771
Susannah Kilbourn
1698–1782
Marriage: 9 April 1719
Sarah Morley
1720–1762
Alverson E Morley
1734–
Abel Morley Jr
1721–1759
Thomas Morley
1724–1795
Susanna Morley
1726–1811
Hannah Morley
1727–
Issac Morley
1728–1799
William Morley
1731–1798
Thankful Morley
1733–1736
Thankful Morley
1737–
Gideon Morley
1738–1818
Asahel Morley
1740–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
9 April 1719
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places called Morley (for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, County Durham, Norfolk, and West Yorkshire), or Moreleigh in Devon, all of which are named from Old English mōr ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of French Morlet, a nickname from a diminutive of Old French mor ‘brown’, ‘dark’ (from Latin Maurus ‘Moor’).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Abell Morley in entry for Susanah Kilborn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abel Morley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abell Morley in entry for Thankfull Morley, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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