Benjamin Morse Jr.

16 August 1790–30 June 1863 (Age 72)
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Morse Jr. was born on 16 August 1790, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Morse, was 36 and his mother, Olive Greenough, was 30. He married Abigail Carlton on 10 January 1814, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. He died on 30 June 1863, in Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Benjamin Morse Jr.
Abigail Carlton
Marriage: 10 January 1814
William Harrison Morse
Daniel Adams Morse
Benjamin Franklin Morse
Israel Adams Morse
Charles Carleton Morse
George Peabody Morse
Fidelia Carlton Morse
Caroline Abigail Morse
Susan Carlton Morse
Susan Elizabeth Morse
Fedelia Merrill Morse

Spouse and Children

10 January 1814
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 1

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.

Age 22

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Benjamin Morse, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Benj Morse, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin in entry for Fidelia C. Morse, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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