Israel Adams Morse

3 December 1824–2 September 1905 (Age 80)
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Israel Adams

When Israel Adams Morse was born on 3 December 1824, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Morse Jr., was 34 and his mother, Abigail Carlton, was 28. He married Caroline P Ordway on 18 May 1845, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died on 2 September 1905, at the age of 80, and was buried in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Israel Adams Morse
Caroline P Ordway
Marriage: 18 May 1845
Alice Emily Morse
Augusta C. Morse
Mary Fidelia Morse
Hannah Maria Gould Morse
Ella Abigail Morse

Spouse and Children

18 May 1845
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Alice Emily Morse


    Augusta C. Morse


    Mary Fidelia Morse


    Hannah Maria Gould Morse



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh and English: variant of Morris .2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses . Compare Morris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Israel A Morse, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isreal Adams Morse, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Israel A. Morse in entry for Horace Albin Hawkes and Mary Fidelia Morse, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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