Biography of George Morse
Madison County, NY Biographies





Morse, George, one of the oldest merchants of Madison county, was born in Nelson, April 1, 1817, a son of Abner and Matilda (Brown) Morse. His father was a native of Vermont, a member of the old New England pioneer family of Morse, and one of the earliest settlers of the town of Nelson. His grandfather also lived in Nelson. Mr. Morse was reared on his father's farm and received the limited educational advantages afforded by the common schools of those days. At the age of seventeen he began to learn the painting trade at which he worked in Nelson and Hamilton, locating in Cazenovia in 1838. Until 1865 he followed the business of a contracting painter and in that year bought the drug stock of L. D. Colburn. This business he still continues and on the admission of his son, George H. Morse, the firm name took its present form of George Morse & Son. Mr. Morse is a Republican in politics, has served as village trustee, and is considered one of the representative citizens of the place. He married in 1847 Minerva Mann of Nelson. Of this union three children have been born: George H., Charles F., Emma A., who died in 1879.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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