Rutland County, Vermont, Family Sketches
An American Adventure
Morey - Philemon Morey, 1743-1810, identified by Wakefield as a Mayflower fifth generation descendant, was in Rutland, Vermont at the time of the 1790 census enumeration. Several notices published between 1807 and 1810 in the Rutland Herald for letters being held for Philemon Morey at the Rutland Post Office indicate that Philemon was literate and carried on a vigorous correspondence, probably with other family members. Philemon and his wife both died about 1810. Congregational Church records as well as the Rutland Herald noted the passing of Mrs. Morey on 15 November 1810.

Sons Joseph Morey and wife Jane along with Abraham Morey and wife Abigail Stratton established their families in Rutland. About 1813, after the death of Philemon Morey, they joined with other families from the area in relocating to Licking County, Ohio and Knox County, Ohio.

Stratton - Abigail Stratton was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on 15 March 1779 to John and Mary Stratton. Abigail Stratton most certainly lived some portion of her life in Rutland County, Vermont, including the early 1800s when she was the wife of Abraham Morey. She died in Licking County, Ohio in 6 September 1842.