Amos Morse

Male28 November 1738–22 March 1817

Brief Life History of Amos

When Amos Morse was born on 28 November 1738, in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jedediah Morse, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Fisher, was 35. He married Mary Pettee on 8 September 1771, in Walpole, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 22 March 1817, in Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Amos Morse
Mary Pettee
Marriage: 8 September 1771
Martha Morse
Mary Morse
Chloe Morse
Abi Morse
Sarah Morse
Amos Morse
Lois Morse

Sources (22)

  • Amos Morse, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Amos Morse, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Amos Morse, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    8 September 1771Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
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    Age 38

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 38

    """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 43

    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

    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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