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.
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.