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Moses Leland Morse

  • Born: 19 May 1781, Sutton MA
  • Marriage: Huldah Sibley on 10 Dec 1804 in Sutton MA
  • Died: 2 Sep 1831, Sutton MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed from 1795 to 1802 to Josiah Wheelock in Sutton MA

    It appears, from known watches signed WHEELOCK & MORSE, that the men were in a working partnership in the last years of Morse's term.

  • Watch, c 1800
    Historic New England
  • He worked after 1802 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Keene NH

  • Watch paper, c 1825
    American Antiquarian Society
  • He worked as a silversmith and watchmaker in Cambridge MA
  • Obituary printed in the Massachusetts Spy (Worcester MA) on 7 Sep 1831
    "Deacon Morse was a man of great mechanical ingenuity to whom the country is indebted for several useful inventions. He was the projector and, to the time of his death, the principal manager of the extensive cutlery establishment in this town. He was an affectionate husband, a kind father, a faithful friend, an exemplary and valuable citizen, and meek and pious christian. Few men in his situation in life would be more missed and the void which he has left in the circle in which he moved will not be readily nor easily supplied."

Moses married Huldah Sibley on 10 Dec 1804 in Sutton MA. (Huldah Sibley was born on 6 Aug 1782 in Sutton MA.)

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