Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

 

WISER NEWSLETTER

Volume 5 Issue 10                                                       October 2000


RESEARCH FINDINGS

 

Family of Benjamin Wiser

 

(1) Benjamin Wiser, son of James Wiser and Ruth Bowman, was born about 1743 at of Natick, Middlesex, MA, and on 25 Jun 1767 at Sturbridge, Worcester, MA, married (9644) Abigail Thomas who was born about 1745 at Sturbridge, Worcester, MA.  Benjamin died after 1810 at of New Woodstock, Madison, NY.  Abigail died about 1772 probably at Sturbridge, Worcester, MA.  There is no documented proof that Benjamin is the son of James and Ruth Bowman Wiser, or that our Benjamin was married to this Abigail Thomas prior to marrying Kezia.  Further research will be needed to make the absolute connection.

 

  Children:

              4 +   Alithea (Alathea) Wiser                                                            b. 27 Sep 1768+              d.  6 Dec 1848

              3 +   Allice Wiser                                                                                b. about       1770           

 

He also married about 1774 probably at Westborough, Worcester, MA, (2) Kezia who was born about 1748 at of Natick, Middlesex, MA.

 

  Children:

              5 +   Benjamin Wiser                                                                          b.        1774                      d.b       1860

              6 +   Josiah Wiser                                                                               b. about       1776           

              8 +   Kezia Wiser                                                                                 b. about       1781           

              9 +   Abigail Wiser                                                                              b. about       1783           

              7 +   Samuel Wiser                                                                              b.         1784                     d.        1834

            10 +   James Wiser                                                                                b.         1785                     d. about      1860

            11 +   Theodore Wiser                                                                         b. about       1787            d. about      1840

            12 +   female Wiser  (may be Marsilva)                                             b. about       1789           

 

(4) Alithea (Alathea) Wiser, daughter of Benjamin Wiser and Abigail Thomas, was born 27 Sep 1768/1769 at Westborough, Worcester, MA, and on 2 Sep 1788 at Haverhill, Grafton, NH, married (13) Luther Morse, son of Joseph Morse and Jemima Wheat, who was born 5 May 1767 at Westborough, Worcester, MA.  Alithea (Alathea) died on 6 Dec 1848 at Truxton, Cortland, NY.  Luther died about 1823 probably  at Truxton, Cortland, NY.

 

  Children:

        9576     Elizabeth (Betsy) G. Morse                                                       b. 28 Aug 1789               d. about      1860

        9577     Sally Morse                                                                                 b.   8 Aug 1792              

        9578     Jemima Morse                                                                             b.  22 Feb 1794               

        9579     Abigail Morse                                                                             b.  20 Feb 1796               

        9580     Sabra S. Morse                                                                           b.    7 Feb 1798                d. before      1865

        9581     Anna Morse                                                                                b.   6 May 1800              

        9582     Joseph C. Morse                                                                        b.     4 Jan 1803               d.        1859

 

(3) Allice Wiser, daughter of Benjamin Wiser and Abigail Thomas, was born about 1770 at of Sturbridge, Worcester, MA.

 

(5) Benjamin Wiser, son of Benjamin Wiser and Kezia, was born in 1774 at of Westborough, Worcester, MA, and married (19) Sally Turner who was born about 1772 at of Bath, Grafton, NH.  Benjamin died before 1860 at Corinth, Orange, VT.  Sally died in 1818 and was buried at Bath, Grafton, NH.

 

  Children:

        2147     Levi Wiser                                                                                   b.about       1800            

        2148     Benjamin Wiser                                                                          b.        1804                      d.        1864

        5147     Polly Wiser                                                                                  b.about       1806            

        7889     Joseph Wiser                                                                              b.about       1809            

        2080     Nathan Wiser                                                                              b.        1810                      d.    1 Jan 1870

            22     Lucinda Wiser                                                                            b.        1811                      d    26 Jul 1887

            20     John R. Wiser                                                                             b.  5 Jun 1812                  d. 31 Dec 1877

            24     Thomas Jefferson Wiser                                                           b.        1813                     

            21     Solomon Wiser                                                                           b.about      1815              d. before      1847

        2054     Marian W. Wiser                                                                        b.        1816                     

            23     Charles S. Halley Wiser                                                             b. 23 Nov 1818                d. 29 Jul 1880

 

He also married on 12 Oct 1822 at Bath, Grafton, NH, (25) Sarah (Sally) Orn, daughter of Joseph Orn and Elizabeth (Betsy) Cram, who was born in 1784 at Alfred, York, ME.  Sarah (Sally) died on 14 Dec 1860 at Corinth, Orange, VT and was buried at West Corinth, Orange, VT.

 

  Children:

            27     Sarah (Sally) Jane Wiser                                                           b. 27 Aug 1827               d.  1 Jan 1892

            26     Daniel Wiser                                                                               b. 24 Apr 1830                d. 20 Apr 1909

 

(6) Josiah Wiser, son of Benjamin Wiser and Kezia, was born about 1776 at of Westborough, Worcester, MA, and married (2664) Philena.  After leaving Cazenovia and Truxton, lived near Elmira, NY in Veterans Township, Chemung, NY.

 

  Children:

      10592     Lorenzo Wiser (probable son, but not proven)                     b.        1822                     

      12344     Achsah E. Wiser                                                                        b. 30 Apr 1826                d. 10 Jun 1834

 

(8) Kezia Wiser, daughter of Benjamin Wiser and Kezia, was born about 1781 at of Haverhill, Grafton, NH.

No further record.

 

(9) Abigail Wiser, daughter of Benjamin Wiser and Kezia, was born about 1783 at of Haverhill, Grafton, NH. 

She was a member of the same New Woodstock church that her sister Alathea Morse belonged to.

 

(7) Samuel Wiser, son of Benjamin Wiser and Kezia, was born in 1784 at Haverhill, Grafton, NH, and about 1820 at of Truxton, Cortland, NY, married (28) Betsey (Elizabeth) Babcock, daughter of James Babcock and Temperance Decker, who was born about 1790 at of Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA.  Samuel died in 1834 at Truxton, Cortland, NY.  Betsey (Elizabeth) died in 1839 at JoDaviess, IL.  Betsey (Elizabeth) was married to Theodore Wiser. 

 

  Children:

            30     Amanda Wiser                                                                            b.        1820                      d. 13 May 1886

            29     Temperance M. Wiser                                                               b.  8 Jul 1821                   d. 13 Jan 1881

            31     Ezra Wiser                                                                                   b. about      1824            

            32     John McCormick Wiser                                                             b. 22 Jun 1826                 d. 25 Jul 1897

      12785     Samuel S. Wiser                                                                          b.about       1829            

            34     Matilda Ann Wiser                                                                    b.        1832                      d.        1861

            35     William Henry Wiser                                                                 b. about       1834           

 

(10) James Wiser, son of Benjamin Wiser and Kezia, was born in 1785 at of Haverhill, Grafton, NH, and married (15) Anna Kingsley, daughter of Simeon Kingsley, who was born in 1796 at of Truxton, Cortland, NY.  James died after 1860 at Cortlandville, Cortland, NY.  Anna died after 1860 at of Boone Twp, Harrison, IN.  There is no proof that James was the husband of Anna, though seems probable.

 

  Children:

        6727     Mary (Polly) Wiser                                                                    b.        1812                      d.a       1870

            18     Mariam Elis Wiser                                                                      b.c       1820                     d. 28 Jul 1850

            17     Lucy Ann Wiser                                                                         b.        1823                      d.a       1883

            16     Cloe S. M.D. Wiser                                                                    b.        1824                     

 

He also married before 1835, (2663) Amanda who was born in 1800 at MA.  Amanda died on 16 Mar 1885 at Cortland, Cortland, NY.  There is no proof that Amanda is the mother of Levi, though he was the son of James.

 

  Children:

            14     Levi Wiser                                                                                   b. 10 Jan 1835                 d.  8 Mar 1903

 

(11) Theodore Wiser, son of Benjamin Wiser and Kezia, was born about 1787 at of Haverhill, Grafton, NH, and after 1832, married (28) Betsey (Elizabeth) Babcock, daughter of James Babcock and Temperance Decker, who was born about 1790 at of Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA.  Theodore died about 1840 at JoDaviess, IL.  Betsey (Elizabeth) died in 1839 at JoDaviess, IL.  Betsey (Elizabeth) was married to Samuel Wiser. 

 

  Children:

            36     Albert Henry Wiser                                                                   b.        1838                      d.after      1850

 

He also married (416) Elisa Hunt.  There is a Elizabeth Wiser buried in the same cemetery as Ashcah Wiser above.  There is no proof that Prudence and Samuel Henry were their children, but probable.

 

  Children:

        2178     Prudence Wiser                                                                          b. 10 Sep 1817                 d. 18 Feb 1903

        2184     Samuel Henry Wiser                                                                  b.  3 Feb 1819                  d. 21 Mar 1893

 

(12) female (may be Marsilva) Wiser, daughter of Benjamin Wiser and Kezia, was born about 1789 at of Haverhill, Grafton, NH.  She is listed in early newspaper indexes of the Cazenovia, New York paper.

 

 

POSTSCRIPT

 

Thanks for your interest in the newsletter.  You may contact me at or at my home address of 6 Baton Rouge, Roswell, NM  88201, (505) 623-2534.