Ruth Morse

Female23 March 1749–12 December 1834

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Morse was born on 23 March 1749, in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Isaac Morse, was 26 and her mother, Ruth Newton, was 20. She married Nathaniel Stedman on 24 August 1772, in Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 12 December 1834, in Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Newfane Village Cemetery, Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Nathaniel Stedman
Ruth Morse
Marriage: 24 August 1772
Billey Stedman
Betty Stedman
Mary Stedman
William Stedman
Lucinda Stedman
Luvetta Stedman
Huldah Stedman
Betsy Stedman
Mary Steadman
Ruth Stedman
Sarah Stedman

Sources (35)

  • Ruth Morss, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ruth Morse Stedman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ruth in entry for Elisha Woods and Lurinda Stedman, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 August 1772Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 27

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

    Age 42

    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 45

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: variant of Morris .

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses . Compare Morris .

    History: Samuel Morse (1791–1872), inventor of the electric telegraph andof Morse code, was a direct descendant of Anthony Morse of Wiltshire,England, who had emigrated to MA in 1635.

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

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