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Samuel Finley Breese Morse [Parents] was born on 27 Apr 1791 in Charleston, MA. He died on 2 Apr 1872 in New York, New York County, NY. He married Lucretia P. Walker on 6 Oct 1818 in MA.

Other marriages:
Grizwold, Sarah Elizabeth

Samuel F. B. Morse was the son of Jedidiah Morse, a pastor who was as
well known for his geography as Noah Webster, a friend of the family,
was known for his dictionaries.
Most often recognized for his contribution to the communications
industry, Samuel Morse was also an artist and photographer. He
founded the National Academy of Design, and was its first president.
But he turned to inventing to make his fortune.
Morse had little formal training in electricity, but realized that
pulses of electrical current could convey information over wires. By
1835 he probably developed his first telegraph model working in the
New York University building where he taught art. Morse used in his
model such crude materials as an old artist's canvas stretcher to
hold it, a home-made battery and an old clock-work to move the paper
on which dots and dashes were to be recorded. He applied for a patent
in 1837. An improved version of the machine would be demonstrated
successfully in public six years later.
Morse offered his invention and patent as a gift to the Republic of
Texas, but was refused by president Sam Houston. A model of that same
telegraph is still housed in the state archives. The first telegraph
company in Texas was chartered in January, 1854.
- 2003 Joe Defazio <ancestor2b@yahoo.com>
Sources: Library of Congress; The Handbook of Texas

Lucretia P. Walker was born before 1800. She died on 7 Feb 1825 in MA. She married Samuel Finley Breese Morse on 6 Oct 1818 in MA.


Daniel Worthington Morton was born about 1900. He died about 1980. He married Beulah Elizabeth Shofner about 1924 in Birmingham, AL. They were divorced after 1924.

Beulah Elizabeth Shofner [Parents] was born on 11 Feb 1892 in Post Oak, AL. She died on 25 Feb 1962 in Lakeland, Polk County, FL. She was buried on 28 Feb 1962 in Fort Crawford Cemetery, Brewton, Escambia County, AL. She married Daniel Worthington Morton about 1924 in Birmingham, AL. They were divorced after 1924.


James Milton Murray was born on 25 Nov 1885. He died on 5 Jul 1957. He married Eva Inez Shofner on 18 Jun 1924 in Mobile, Mobile County, AL.

Eva Inez Shofner [Parents] 1 was born on 4 May 1890 in Brewton, Escambia County, AL. She died on 27 Apr 1973 in Clermont, Lake County, FL. She was buried on 30 Apr 1973 in Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, GA. She married James Milton Murray on 18 Jun 1924 in Mobile, Mobile County, AL.


Thomas Woodham was born in 1598 in England. He died after 1625 in VA. He married Elizabeth Mussage before 1623.

Elizabeth Mussage was born about 1600 in England. She died after 1625. She married Thomas Woodham before 1623.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Woodham (2)

John Nation was born on 28 Mar 1697 in North Pertherton, Somerset County, England. He died on 15 Dec 1772 in Guilford County, NC. He married Bethiah Robbins about 1720 in Monmouth County, NJ.

Bethiah Robbins [Parents] 1 was born in 1701 in Monmouth County, NJ. She died in May 1774 in Guilford County, NC. She married John Nation about 1720 in Monmouth County, NJ.

They had the following children:

  M i Christopher Nation was born about 1720 in Monmouth County, NJ. He died on 11 Nov 1799 in Randolph County, NC.
  F ii Elizabeth Nation
  F iii Bethiah Nation

Joseph Matthew Robbins [Parents] was born about 1725 in Wales. He died after 1747 in NC. He married Bethiah Nation before 1743 in NC.

Bethiah Nation [Parents] was born before 1730 in NJ. She died after 1747. She married Joseph Matthew Robbins before 1743 in NC.

They had the following children:

  M i Johnathan Robbins was born in 1743 in Rowan County, NC. He died after 1760.

married to Mary Welch.
  F ii Isabel Robbins was born in 1744 in Rowan County, NC. She died after 1767.

married to William W. Livingston, 1767, Rowan County, NC.
  F iii Nancy Robbins
  M iv Joseph Matthew Robbins (2) was born in 1749 in Rowan County, NC. He died after 1770.

married to Elizabeth Swaim.

Marmaduke Vickery [Parents] 1 was born in 1715 in NC. He died on 6 Dec 1787 in Randolph County, NC. He married Elizabeth Nation in 1734 in VA.

Marmaduke Vickery fought in the American Revolutionary War as a
volunteer in Col. Dugan's Regiment, 1779-80.

Elizabeth Nation [Parents] 1 was born in 1723 in NJ. She died in 1787 in Randolph County, NC. She married Marmaduke Vickery in 1734 in VA.

They had the following children:

  M i John Vickery (3) was born in 1739 in Randolph County, NC. He died in Dec 1788 in NC.
  M ii Christopher Vickery was born before 1740 in Randolph County, NC. He died on 14 Apr 1841 in NC.
  F iii Charity Vickery
  F iv Elizabeth Vickery
  F v Jeretta Vickery was born on 8 May 1754 in Augusta County, VA. She died on 30 Jul 1849 in Preble County, OH.
  F vi Dorcas Earkes Vickery was born on 29 Nov 1755 in Randolph County, NC. She died before 1840 in NC.
  M vii Samson Vickery 1 was born on 1 Dec 1757 in Guilford County, NC. He died after 1787.
  F viii Bethiah Vickery was born on 11 Dec 1760 in Guilford County, NC. She died after 1780 in IN.

Leon Dean Pingelton [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born on 5 Dec 1902 in Van Zandt County, TX. He died on 28 Jan 1967 in Yavapai County, AZ. He married Ada Pearl Neilson on 21 Nov 1921.

Leon Dean Pingelton was a peace officer who served as a Federal guard
and as a border patrol officer during World War II, according to his
obituary.

Ada Pearl Neilson 1 was born on 4 Feb 1903 in AZ. She died in Apr 1999. She married Leon Dean Pingelton on 21 Nov 1921.

They had the following children:

  M i Leon Dean Pingelton Jr.
  F ii Evelyn Willette Pingelton 1 was born on 24 Feb 1924 in TX. She died on 10 Oct 1998 in El Paso County, TX.

Thomas Raymond Nesbitt

Margaret Ann Reynolds [Parents]


John Oakey 1, 2 was born about 1640. He died after 1700. He married Mary Vincent after 1660.

Mary Vincent 1 was born before 1648. She died after 1665. She married John Oakey after 1660.

Other marriages:
Unknown

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