Philip Morse

24 May 1755–18 February 1847 (Age 91)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Philip

When Philip Morse was born on 24 May 1755, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Morse, was 40 and his mother, Jane Lunt, was 35. He married Mary Knowles in 1778. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 18 February 1847, in Fayette, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 91.

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Philip Morse
Mary Knowles
Marriage: 1778
Jane Lunt Morse
Elizabeth Morse
Lydia Morse
Isaac Morse
Mary Morse
Benjamin Morse
Martha Morse
Stephen Morse
Philip Morse

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    Jane Lunt





    Mary Jane Morse



    Elisabeth Morse


    Isaac Morse


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World Events (8)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 21

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 26

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Phillip Morse, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Philip Morse, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Philip Morse, "United States Census, 1820"

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