John O Morse

John O Morse

Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 May 1851 (aged 47–48)
Burial Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 94251693 · View Source
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John Osborn Morse of Edgartown, Massachusetts was a merchant and a mariner.

John, son Uriah and Prudence (Fisher) Morse, of Edgartown married 1st:
Joanna Pease, dau. of Marshall & Eliz. (Vincent) Pease, on Dec. 7, 1823.
She died in 1833. Children of this marriage:

-Sally Mirick
-Elizabeth P. b. abt 1830 (m. Thomas Morrison, a mariner, (b. Messina, NY abt 1823) in Edgartown, 2 Jun 1856

-Sarah M. Pease b. abt 1836 (m. William H. Monroe, d. 1902 in Danversport, Mass)

John married 2nd:
Mary Smith (b. 1813, dau of Ebenezer and Mary (Hulsart) Smith) of Edgartown, Oct. 11, 1834

They had the following 6 living children (from birth records and the 1850 Census for John O and Mary Morse):

Joanna P b. 1836
John Osborn b. 1840
James L b. 1841
Ellen Jane Ann b. 13 Aug 1843
Josiah Gorham b. 18 Jul 1845
Mary H b. 6 Nov 1849

John Morse was a wealthy ship owner. In 1841, in the "Report of the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheres," are recorded two of his vessels:
"Rhine" 174 ton bark, captained by Morse
"York: 434 ton ship, captained by Pease

John died of dropsy in Paita, Peru, while on a whaling voyage aboard the bark "Sarah."

His widow Mary appears on the 1860 Census in Edgartown with children: James L and John O, Jr., both mariners, and Jennie (Jane Ann) and Josiah in her household.

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John O. Morse
died at Pajta, Peru
May 27, 1851
aged 49 years


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