Ruth Morse

23 March 1749–12 December 1834 (Age 85)
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary 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 25 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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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Stedman
1745–1812
Ruth Morse
1749–1834
Marriage: 24 August 1772
Billey Stedman
1773–1777
Betty Stedman
1774–1777
Mary Stedman
1776–1777
William Stedman
1778–1864
Lucinda Stedman
1780–
Luvetta Stedman
1781–1817
Huldah Stedman
1783–
Betsy Stedman
1785–
Mary Steadman
1788–1860
Ruth Stedman
1790–
Sarah Stedman
1792–1883

Spouse and Children

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

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Morss
    Morris

    Sources (35)

    • Ruth Morss, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Ruth in entry for Elisha Woods and Lurinda Stedman, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
    • Rhoda in entry for Billey Stedman, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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