Daughter of James C Baldwin & Harriet Elizabeth Blanchard, both of New York, who were married on December 30th, 1851, Kane Co., IL.
Her parents moved to Tennessee, shortly after marrying, where Bessie & her older sister Charlotte were born. They returned to St Charles, IL when Bessie was just a baby (sometime prior to Dec 1858).
She married Levi Morse, son of William Morse & Susan Pittwood, on May 12th, 1886, Kane Co., IL. The couple, who had no children, lived in St Charles.
After her death, Levi Morse headed west to Colorado where he married Kate E Long (possibly not her maiden name). The couple wed on September 11th, 1907 in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO. Levi, born in July of 1850 in St Charles, IL, died there in 1935 & is buried next to Kate.
1850–1935 (m. 1886)
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