Rev. Jedediah Morse, Jr.

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Rev. Jedediah Morse, Jr.

Birthplace: Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Death: June 09, 1826 (64)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Jedidiah Morse and Sarah Morse
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Finley Morse
Father of Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Sr.; Sidney Edwards Morse; Jedediah Edwards Morse; Rev. Richard Cary Morse; Thomas Russell Morse and 5 others
Brother of Jonathan Morse; Calvin Morse; Amos Morse; Doratha May; Lydia Child and 2 others

Occupation: Geographer
Managed by: Charles W Lewis, II
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About Rev. Jedediah Morse, Jr.

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Jedidiah Morse (July 23, 1761 – June 9, 1826) was a geographer and the father of Samuel F. B. Morse, the man who created morse code..."

"...He studied divinity at Yale (M.A. 1786). He was a pastor in Charlestown, Massachusetts (across Boston) for about thirty years..."

"...Morse also made significant contributions to Dobson's Encyclopædia, the first encyclopedia published in America after the Revolution...

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Jedidiah Morse', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 February 2011, 02:03 UTC, <> [accessed 28 April 2011]

Jedidiah Morse (August 23, 1761 – June 9, 1826) was a notable geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel Morse, and his textbooks earned him the sobriquet of "Father of American geography."

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Rev. Jedediah Morse, Jr.'s Timeline

July 23, 1761
Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States
April 27, 1791
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
October 4, 1792
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
February 7, 1794
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts, United States
May 6, 1797
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
January 26, 1801
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
January 27, 1803
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
March 15, 1805