Badger Family of Vermont
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  • ID: I2079
  • Name: Oliver Morse
  • Given Name: Oliver
  • Surname: Morse
  • Prefix: Dr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16/18 AUG 1770/1772 in rec'd Chester,NH 1 2 3
  • Death: 29 MAY 1847 in Danville,Vt 1
  • Ancestral File #: f380/f88"2
  • Event: Second Burial 8 NOV 1907 Danville Green,Danville,Vt 4 5
  • Note:
    f376 / f88"2 / 182"2
    See also - John Fahey's dataBase.

    1796: "of" Danville, Vt []

    "Dr Oliver Morse, one of the early settlers of Danville, resided in the eastern part of the town on the farm where J Wesley Morse now (1887) lives [labeled "Mrs.Morse" on 1850 Walling map - at south end of what is now (2006) called "Winn High Drive"], was a farmer and a physician, and practiced his profession for many years. He married twice and reared twenty-one children,..." [Childs]. This apparently does not mean "raised to adulthood" as, the new family monument at Danville Green states "& 7 infants" - who apparently remained behind with the Morrills.

    Burial/Transit permits exist showing that the remains of Dr Morse, his two wives, and his son, Parker were "Removed from one cemetery to the Danville Cemetery Nov 8 1907" [bp] although the new monument mentions "& 7 INFANTS", their remains were apparently not moved as no permits were issued for doing so.
    When a state law caused "the inscription on all gravestones in town erected to the memory of any person who died prior to 1870" to be copied in 1919, Dr Morse was recorded at Danville Green Cemetery where he appeared on the new family monument, disposition of original stone unknown.
    Fred Badger (b.1911) recalled, in 2006, the old cemetery on the Oliver Morse farm "with all stones down when I was a boy [ca.1918], my uncle mowed over it, he'd use a hand rake to pull the hay down to where he could load it;... it was on the rise above the swampy area behind the barn".
    In the 1950s the top half of a white marble gravestone was found for Abner & Abigail Morrill who d.1853 & 1842; it is now (2006) stored in the neighbor's shed down the hill with two matching footstones, a veteran's stone for Oliver's grson, Oliver Langdon Morse, plus several pieces of broken foot/infant stones of white marble.
    Another stone (which Janet Holden, owner of the "Mrs Morse house" in 2007, believed read, "Betsey Morrill" or "Betsey Morse") had recently come up "missing"; it was a little over a foot wide, white marble, rounded on the top; it is probably the gs of Abner Morrill's 2nd wife, whose d. was never recorded anywhere but on this stone.
    Mrs Holden's daughter recalled doing some rubbings when she was a child, but does not know that any survive. A blank white marble footstone, 10" wide, 18" tall, with a rounded top had about that time turned up on the Morse farm.
    6 7 8
  • Change Date: 27 MAR 2016 at 22:34:44
  • OBJE:
  • FILE: click to View dc
  • Title: online dc
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y
  • OBJE:
  • FILE: click to View new gs sketch
  • Title: online new gs sketch
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: N

    Father: Josiah Morse b: 28 SEP 1721 in Newbury,Ma
    Mother: Mary Chase b: 31 MAY 1725

    Marriage 1 Sally Hains b: ABT 1775 in "of" Chester,NH
    • Married: 17 NOV 1796 in Danville,Vt 9
    • Event: Marriage Intentions 25 SEP 1796 in rec'd Danville,Vt 10
    • Event: By in John Fitch,Pastor,Danville Cong'l Chh 11
    1. Has Children Josiah Morse b: 7 SEP 1798 in Danville,Vt
    2. Has No Children Salley Morse b: 20 FEB 1800 in Danville,Vt
    3. Has Children Mary Morse b: 22 APR 1801 in Danville,Vt
    4. Has Children Amos Morse b: 29 JUN 1802 in Danville,Vt
    5. Has No Children Parker Morse b: 10 NOV 1803 in Danville,Vt
    6. Has Children Oliver Morse b: 27 NOV 1805 in Danville,Vt
    7. Has Children Rachel Morse b: 8 JAN 1808 in Danville,Vt
    8. Has Children John H Morse b: 7 AUG 1810 in Danville,Vt

    Marriage 2 Betsey Morrill b: 23 DEC 1788 in rec'd Danville,Vt
    • Married: 8 OCT 1811 in rec'd Danville,Vt 12
    • Event: By in John Fitch,Pastor,Danville Cong'l Chh 13
    1. Has No Children Joseph Morse b: 18 APR 1812
    2. Has No Children Jewett Morse b: 2 APR 1813
    3. Has No Children Almira Morse b: 11 APR 1814 in Danville,Vt
    4. Has No Children Jewett Morse b: 12 APR 1815 in Danville,Vt
    5. Has Children Walter H Morse b: 28 JAN 1817 in Danville,Vt
    6. Has Children Joseph Morse b: 30 JAN 1819 in Danville,Vt
    7. Has Children Betsey B Morse b: 26 APR 1821 in Danville,Vt
    8. Has Children Hannah B Morse b: 19 MAR 1823 in Danville,Vt
    9. Has Children Julia Ann Morse b: 6 AUG 1825 in Danville,Vt
    10. Has No Children Lemuel Morse b: 1 MAY 1827
    11. Has No Children Lydia Morse b: 28 NOV 1828
    12. Has No Children Abner Morse b: 24 JUN 1830 in Danville,Vt
    13. Has No Children Elmira Morse b: 7 JUL 1832
    14. Has No Children Infant child b: 1833

    1. Title: dc
      Abbrev: dc
      Page: DVR (1:263)
      Note: At the bottom of the list of their children: "Oliver Morse died May 29, 1847 aged 75 years" => b.ab. 1772.
    2. Title: [ej]
      Abbrev: [ej]
      ex-journal: assorted unverified information and letters of memories.
      Page: John Fahey, OR
      Note: Quoting Chester, NH Town Records; "b. Aug 18 1772".
    3. Title: [MG]Morse Genealogy
      Abbrev: [MG]Morse Genealogy
      Being a Revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" Published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, J. Howard Morse; New York, 1903
      Page: pp.114,235
      Note: "was b. in Chester, NH Aug 16 1770".
    4. Title: bp
      Publication: (burial permit)
      Abbrev: bp
      Page: (1:214)
      Note: "Removal from one cemetery to another Nov 08 1907 ... Dr Oliver Morse; d. May 28 1847 AE 75y" => b.ab. 1772.
    5. Title: gs
      Publication: visited, verified, usually sketched, and often photographed as well
      Abbrev: gs
      Page: sketched
      Note: New family monument in West Corner section of Danville Green Cemetery, east side of Road 3, 1/3 from southern end. Disposition of original stones is unknown.
      "Oliver Morse M.D. / DI. May 28, 1847, AE.75. / ----- / Sally, His Wife / June 2, 1811, AE.35 / ----- / Betsey His Wife / Apr. 9, 1872, AE.83. / ----- / Parker, His Son, AE.68. / ----- / & 7 Infants". Note: no for Parker.
    6. Title: ch.dc
      Abbrev: ch.dc
      Page: DVR (5:09)
    7. Title: Child's Gazetteer, 1887 - Caledonia/Essex Co
      Abbrev: Child's Gazetteer, 1887 - Caledonia/Essex Co
      "Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, Vt 1764-1887"; Hamilton Child; Syracuse Journal Co, Syracuse, NY; May 1887. NOTE: These gazetteers do contain errors - verify against primary sources!
      Page: p.180
    8. Title: [SFA]Stiles Family in America
      Abbrev: [SFA]Stiles Family in America
      Original Title: "Genealogies of the Massachusetts Family and the Dover, NH Family", Mrs Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild; Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1892
      Page: p.115
      Note: q.v.
    9. Title: mc
      Abbrev: mc
      Page: DVR (1:190)
      Note: "Oliver Morfs Married Nov'r 17'th 1796 to Sally Hains"; by John Fitch Pastor of the Congregational Church in Danville.
    10. Title:
      Page: DTR (1:73) per Marshall Kirk in Vt Genealogy Magazine (3:04) Oct 1998
      Note: Source of "Oliver Morse of Danville Published to Sally Hains of Chester State of Newhampshire".
    11. Title: mc
      Abbrev: mc
      Page: DVR (1:190)
    12. Title: mc
      Abbrev: mc
      Page: DVR (1:200)
      Note: "List of Marriages Solemized by John Fitch Pastor of the Congregational Church during the year 1811 ...
      "Oct'r 8 Oliver Morse, & Betsey Morrille both of Danville were united in marriage".
    13. Title: mc
      Abbrev: mc
      Page: DVR (1:200)
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