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Family Group Sheet for Morris Farris

HUSBAND Morris FARRIS
  Birth

abt 1673

Chatham, MA
Marriage

18 Mar 1708

Nantucket, MA; Version 2, Version 3
Residence

1715

Chatham, MA
Residence
n/a
"Morris Island" then known as Quitnesset, purchased by Capt. James Forster of London, later came into possession of Morris Farris for whom it was later named. Morris purchased a tavern on Monomoit Beach near Wreck's Cove, to entertain sailors and others seeking a temporary harbor. Morris would later sell the tavern to Joseph Stewart in 1728.
Land Sale
1728
Sold Tavern to Joseph Stewart located on Monomoit Beach near Wreck's Cove
Death

aft 1728

Chatham, MA
WIFE Orange (ROGERS) CARTWRIGHT
    Widow of Nicolas Cartwright
Father
William ROGERS
Mother
Martha BARNARD
CHILDREN
F
Abigail FARRIS
  Birth Nantucket, MA

M

William FARRIS
  Birth
abt 1710
Nantucket, MA
  Residence
1736

Chatham, MA; Occupation: Seafarer - William was of Chatham in 1736, a sea faring man, and gave bond on that date to Sylvanus Bourne of Barnstable. Source: Cape Cod Library, Vol I, Early Chatham Settlers, Pg31, FTMCD194, Pg 602

  Other
1745
William Farris was one of the creditors of the estate of Elisha Hopkins. William removed to Falmouth where he was living in 1790.
  Death
aft 1790
Falmouth, MA

Morris Island: This 8 mile strip of sand extends southwest from the town of Chatham is located on the "elbow" of Cape Cod, forming the natural barrier islands of North & South Monomoy. Despite its remoteness, it became a community as early as 1710. A tavern for sailors was opened up in the location of today's "Hospital Pond", known then as "Wreck's Cove". The settlement was abandoned after its harbor was washed away in the Hurricane of 1860. See Map