Clarissa Morse

Female19 February 1802–

Brief Life History of Clarissa

When Clarissa Morse was born on 19 February 1802, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, John Morse, was 36 and her mother, Abigail Shattuck, was 28.

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John Morse
Abigail Shattuck
Hannah Morse
Betsey Morse
David Morse
Lovina Morse
Clarissa Morse
Clarisa Morse
Otis E. Morse
Eliza Morse
Nancy Morse
Harrison H. Morse
Mark Morse

Sources (2)

  • Clarissa Morse, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Clarissa Morse, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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Siblings (12)

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World Events (3)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 32

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

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.

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