Nancy Breese Morse

Female16 February 1836–22 June 1926

Brief Life History of Nancy Breese

When Nancy Breese Morse was born on 16 February 1836, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel L. Morse, was 31 and her mother, Catherine Swapp, was 29. She married Bartlett Obenchain on 23 June 1850, in Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Jackson, Oregon, United States in 1870 and Manzanita Precinct, Jackson, Oregon, United States in 1880. She died on 22 June 1926, in Central Point, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon, United States.

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Bartlett Obenchain
Nancy Breese Morse
Marriage: 23 June 1850
Alice Arena Obenchain
Elias Obenchain
Hiram N. Obenchain
Elizabeth Obenchain
Morris Maldoren Obenchain
Jenevery Jennie Obenchain
Silas Henry Obenchain
Sarah Melissa Obenchain Pankey
Nancy Morse "Nannie" Obenchain
Minnie Catherine Obenchain
George Earnest Obenchain

Sources (23)

  • Nancy Obenchain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Morse - Government record: birth-name: Nancy Morse
  • Nancy Morre, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1850Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 10

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


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries - 1852-1859: Jackson, Oregon Territory, United States 1859: Jackson, Oregon, United States


    Age 25

    Kansas is the 34th state

    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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