Blacksmiths Ebenezer & Obadiah Morse: Following the Opening of Colonial Iron Furnaces, New Hampshire to South Carolina
In the late 1600s there was an Eb and Ob Morse living in Portmouth, NH just north of the first iron furnace established in the colonies (Saugus Furnace in Lynn, Massachusetts). They were blacksmiths and dropped out of site in the very early 1700s though their father remained in Portsmouth, NH. Our Ebenezer Morse (of Virginia / South Carolina / Kentucky) has yDNA that matches that of descendants related to the parents of this Eb and Ob who had lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and who were blacksmiths. Was the trade passed down in the family? Are we linked to the NH Morses, not just through yDNA, but also through the trade of blacksmith?