Biography of Joseph Morse
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Morse, Joseph, was born July 2, 1806, and was the son of Daniel Morse, the latter a pioneer of Genesee county. April 6, 1830, Joseph married Amanda Taller, and in 1844 settled in Barre where Anset Wetherbee now lives. Joseph was a large and successful farmer, buying and selling lands, and was also a noted auctioneer. He was a well informed man and could pettifog in justice court far better than many lawyers. For some time Mr. Morse kept a store and hotel at Barre Center. He died May 7, 1871, His children by his first marriage were: Susan Amanda, Lewis and Loren, all of whom died young. His second wife was Sally Shed, and their children were: Loren and Joseph. His third wife was Sarah Hicks, by whom he had two children, Morris of Barre, and Major of Valentine, Neb. Morris Morse was born August 22, 1845, and has always been a farmer, though like his father he has speculated in whatever has promised good returns. His farm consists of 105 acres and is devoted largely to stock raising, in which Mr. Morse has been scccessful. November 2, 1869, Morris Morse married Mary Tobias, and to them three children have been born, viz.: Sarah E., Alice, and Joseph, the latter dying in infancy.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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