Eunice 5 BIGELOW
15597 Eunice 5
BIGELOW, daughter of Josiah 4
(Thomas 3 (Samuel
2 , John 1 )
and Mary (HARRINGTON) BIGELOW, was born 1762, probably at
Waltham, Middlesex co, MA. She was married 24 April 1788 in Templeton,
MA to Joseph MORSE, son
of Joseph and Rebecca (BROAD) MORSE . He was born 25 February 1765 at
Waltham, MA. Death date for Joseph, from DAR records and headstone:
"Joseph MORSE Esq., who died at Sherborne, Mass.; Dec. 26, 1819; in the
55 year; of his age".( see below ) This provided by ancestor Karen
Chambliss, who also provides a death date of 3 Aug 1831 in Eaton,
Madison co, NY for Eunice, same sources. Karen also states that the
home of Eunice and Joseph Morse is a NY State Historical Landmark in
Eaton, Madison co, NY. It is not presently owned by either the Morse or
Bigelow family. Bigelow Society states that they are
supposed to have moved to Templeton, MA, then to Eaton, NY. Howe's
Bigelow genealogy lists children, without birthplaces ( plus my
additions) as follows:
see link: http://www.ouroldetowne.com/wood_house_museum.htm
LDS records gives birth place for all children except maybe
as Templeton, Worcester, MA ......ROD 3/19/97.
15597.1. Ellis (Ellice)Morse,
b 26 Jan 1789 at Natick, MA; m Lora AYER?. From DAR and cemetery
records: "Ellis MORSE, b Jan 26, 1789 at Natick, Mass.; Husband &
father; came to Eaton 1796; d Oct. 15, 1869; AE 80 years". (Ellis
- who would become famous for his mills and distillery)
Ellis Morse & Adaline Bagg Morse
Ellis Morse (presumed to be husband of Allie D. Bigelow b.1779
and d. 9 Jan 1880 had sons as follows:
1. Gardner Morse b.3/18/1826, (see below)
2. Col. Henry Bagg Morse, Judge and Civil War hero;
3. Andrew Bigelow Morse (Missionary to Siam and Chaplain of the
Treasury Department under Abraham Lincoln;
4. George E. Morse (Superintendent of building of Madison Hall);
5. Alfred Morse (War hero at Cedar Creek) and
6. Walter Morse (Partner in the firm of Wood, Taber &
Morse) (see below)
Morse, born 10 Dec 1790; married James PRATT, MD, circa
1811(LDS) in Eaton, NY. He was noted as the first physician in town of
NY in 1797. He was born 26 Oct 1770 in Ware, Mass and died in July 1834
enroute to Palamyra, Marion Co, Missouri. We have never found a burial
for him. James had 3 brothers, who also were physicians in Madison Co,
and another 3 brothers who were physicians in Mass. We have never
out where they received their education. Eunice Morse (dau of Eunice
graduated from Clinton Academy that later became Hamilton College.
Morse was James Pratt's 2nd wife. He first married Laurancy Eaton the
of the founder of Eaton, and possibly Madison County. (see below)
15597.3. Joseph Morse, b 11
Feb 1793; m Irene DODGE; res PA.
15597.4. Lucy Morse,
b. 21 Dec 1794; m. 20 July 1824 in Eaton, NY, Rev. Horace Griswold
(Baptist Minister) she d. 4 Jun 1884 in Fremont, NE. She was the
second wife of Rev. Griswold by whom she had 6 children. (see below)
15597.5. Sophia Morse, b 18
Dec 1796; m George ELLICE.
15597.6. Calvin Morse, b June
1799; m Melinda GARDNER.
15597.7. Alpheus Morse,
5 Oct 1801; m Marietta CRAMPHLIN; res Eaton, NY(see
15597.8. Bigelow Morse, b 14
1804; m Patience KENT.
Morse, Ellis, b. Jan. 26, 1789 at Natick, Mass.; Husband &
father; came to Eaton 1796; d. Oct. 15, 1869; AE 80 years. (Only child
document that matches Bigelow Society information).
The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I, pg 134.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America.
Morse Genealogy; by J. Howard Morse and Emily Leauett; 1903
Walter Morse would join Allen Wood
and L. C. Taber in the Steam Engine Works. The W, T and M Steam engine
works. The company was only the third marker of steam engines in
America in 1848. By the 1880's it had developed the first practical
four wheel drive steam engine, the father of today's tractor. (Pictured
In its "Hay Day" it was the largest 4 wheel drive steam traction engine
company! Many of the steam engines produced by the company ran oil
Pennsylvania in the early days. By the 1860 and 1870's they were
all across America having an office in Eaton and Chicago! The site of
main foundry is on Mechanics Street in Eaton and is marked by a New
State Historic Marker!
Other inventors from Eaton included Samuel Winchester Chubbuck the
inventor of the first "Pony Key and Sounder" for Professor S. F. B.
Morse's telegraph system! Samuel Chubbuck was the cousin of Emily
Founding mother Eunice Bigelow Morse was of the famous Bigelows
of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "OLD TOWN FOLKS", Deacon Badger being
brother! The Stowe's are also buried in Eaton, Samuel Stowe ran Eaton
The Sage Tavern, Samuel Stowe's competion, was one of the earliest
establishments of it day and a beautiful example of early framed
houses, not logs. The
house is standing in Eaton, though it is missing it's NYS Historic
that needs to be replaced.
Eunice's daughter Eunice, was
educated at the Morse Academy and attended the Seminary of Reverend
Samuel Kirkland, which became Hamilton College. She married the area's
first Physician James Pratt. Dr. Pratt was also the first teacher in
the area holding classes
in three different locations in the adjoining towns; one at the Joseph
Morse House in Eaton, one at Colonel Joshua LeLand's and the other the
house of Thomas Morris in what was then Morris Flats. (Now Morrisville)
of Dr. Pratt and his wife who was once his student is on Route 26 in
and is marked by a NYS Historic Marker!
Correspondence with ancestor Karen Chambliss (g.g.g.g. granddaughter
of Eunice 5
Correspondence includes DAR and cemetery
Visit Karen's Web site at: Notable Women
Ancestors ., for obituary and lots more.
also visit: http://morsesociety.org/
also visit: http://www.ouroldetowne.com/biographies_2.htm#The
He became a resident of this town
Feb. 28, 1796, and the following year
made the first improvement where
this town now stands. He held se-
veral public offices, and after years
of toil, was called to his last resting
place, late? journeying and within
two miles of the place of his birth.
Subject: Eunice 5 Bigelow page
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 20:44:59 EDT
From: Preston Pelkey
In reading the two page on Eunice (5) Bigelow, I
detected a couple of dates which were transposed.
First, just above the second headstone photo, the reference to:
Morse, Ellis, b. Jan. 26, 1789........d. Oct. 15, 1896; AE 80
Obviously death date should be 1869.
Second, the last entry on Eunice (5) Bigelow page 2, for
the same Ellis:
Morse, Ellis, b. Jan. 26, 1798 ...came to Eaton 1796....d. Oct. 15,
Date of birth should be 1789, and death 1869.
It is a very thoughtful and attractively designed page, which I
really enjoyed reading. My mother was Gladys Elizabeth Morse, and
her forbears are in the same Sherburne and Waltham, Massachusetts,
60 Wells Avenue
Hoxsie, Rhode Island 02889-3847
Subject: Morse surname
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 22:23:54 -0500
From: Connie King < email@example.com
I just found the Bigelow homepage and it is
quite impressive. I know you probably answer many questions, but
I can't seem to solve this on my own. (I have tried for about 2
months now.) Here is my story: My g-g grandmother's name
was Anjinette Morse Atha. She was born 11/11/1844 (not sure
where) and died on April 20, 1909. She is buried in Clarksburg
Cemetary in Bourbon County, Kansas. My g-g grandfather was from
Logan County, Ohio, so I assume she must have been from Ohio
originally. His name was William Thomas Atha, born 12/28/1848 and
died in Bourbon County on 12/2/1913. Anjinette's father's name
Jason (??) and his father was Alpheus Morse and I am assuming that his
was Joseph Morse married to Eunice Bigelow. I believe the Morse's
be descended from Anthony Morse of England. If you know, can you
tell me if I am following the right line. Nothing seems to make
sense with the Morses as they have so many first names that are the
Have you ever heard of an Anjinette in the descendent
line? Any help would be so much appreciated.
Thank you. Connie King.
Subject: Lucy Morse and Rev. Griswold
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 21:32:25 -0800
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Coralee Griswold)
Just in case you would like to fill in one of your holes:
15597.4. Lucy b. 21 Dec 1794; m. 20 July 1824 in
Eaton, NY, Rev. Horace Griswold (Baptist Minister) she d. 4 Jun 1884 in
Fremont, NE. She was the second wife of Rev. Griswold by whom she
had 6 children.
From the Desk of
Griswold Family Genealogist
Article sent from 2/27/1997 paper in NY by Wilbur Bigelow, RR2, Bx.
210-B, Hamilton, NY 13346:
Picture of Allie Morse from the Burchard Archives with article about
the Eaton Morse family. Ellis Morse (presumed here to be husband
of Allie D. Bigelow b.1779 and d. 9 Jan 1880 and reason she is
pictured), had sons as follows:
Gardner Morse b.3/18/1826, "one of most successful of the Eaton Morse
family, though little is ever mentioned of him."
His brothers Col. Henry Bagg Morse, Judge and Civil War hero;
Andrew Bigelow Morse (Missionary to Siam and Chaplain of the Treasury
Department under Abraham Lincoln;
George E. Morse (Superintendent of building of Madison Hall);
Alfred Morse (War hero at Cedar Creek) and
Walter Morse (Partner in the firm of Wood, Taber & Morse)
seem to have gotten the lion's share of historic remembrances.
Gardner was reared in Eaton and, as a
young man, worked with his father, Ellis, in the cattle and
distilling business. Their business partnerships lasted until
Ellis' death in 1869. At that time, Gardner built a new sawmill
and gristmill and embarked
on the quest of building the Midland Railroad. (He was one of the
leading men in the Midland Railroads development.) In his lifetime he
as Justice of the Peace, Railroad Commissioner and District clerk for
consecutive years, and as Madison co. Treasurer. A staunch
Republican all his life, in 1866 was elected to NY State Assembly.
Gardner remained intimate friends with
Charles Grandison Finney, who lived in Eaton as a boy with his aunt and
Elizabeth and Cyrus Finney, becoming a famous revival preacher and
of Oberlin College, America's first co-educational college.
spoke of his remembrances of Madison Co. when young, and was considered
many who knew him to be a knowledgeable co. historian. Gardner
is just another of the famous Eaton Morse family, and he is buried in
Historic Eaton Cemetery.
Subject: joseph morse
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 11:25:53 -0500
From: "lois godbout" <email@example.com>
My name is lois godbout, i am descended from samuel morse &
elizabeth jasper, there are a lot of joseph morse's in my family, i am
generation from my g grandfather harry proctor morse & jane etta
morse, he had a brother john, james, warren, and sister grace, hazel,
these names sound familiar? please e mail me at work firstname.lastname@example.org
or home email@example.com
Subject: Eunice Morse Page
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 05:31:21 -0400
From: "Mary E Messere" <
Dear Rod was on your Bigelow Page for Eunice Morse..there is a
bunch wrong there..Ellis Morse was not married Allie Bigelow..He was
the son of Eunice Bigelow Morse and Joseph Morse. Allie Morse is
the daughter of Patience
Kent and Bigelow Morse. Married Sylvester Burchard. Eunice Morses had
Eunice, Ellis, Bigelow, Alpheus, Lucy,Gardiner, Calvin, Joseph
Will Send info later. Pictures, Artifacts and all family information at
House Museum..In Eaton -- Mary E Messere --
More: too late for this year, but look for next year's
Subject: From Historic Eaton= Morse
-----Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 28th
Pancake Breakfast (Fire Barn) benefit Fire Department (before Parade)
Parade and Memorial Day Service
Ribbon Cutting of New Museum Located on River Road
(Celebrating over 200 years of History & the Morse Women) (at Post
Bake Sale - Tee Shirts, History Books & More
(All proceeds to benefit the new museum)
Tours of New Museum by Back Street Mary
On hand for the Day
Members of the 114th Reg. NYS Volunteers
Bob Betz as Eli Perkins and more!
This Memorial Day Monday is the opening of the new museum in
Eaton. We are hoping to use this event to raise money for
little museum building on River Road.
The postal cancellation and show in the museum will be on the Morse
Women, wives, mothers, etc.
A refreshments will follow at museum, though we are hoping to have most
else on the front street near the post office.
I have worked hard trying to make the first floor of the building look
good, though it has been tough with no money. This day will be
our only opportunity to raise any funds and we still need to come up
with a bunch
for the money I borrowed to pay the attorney’s fees........so I
the weather cooperates.
I cannot tell you how much your support in the past has
meant, and I hope that you have no other plans for the weekend
and can join us, if only for a while during our special event! Please
extend this invitation to family and freinds.
My Best Wishes
Back Street Mary
Sent: Sat, June 30, 2012
Looking into my family's
geneaology, I descend from the Bigelow's. My g-g-g grandmother
was Eunice Morse (married to
Dr. James Pratt), the daughter of Eunice Bigelow (married to Joseph
Morse). From there it goes to Josiah Begelow (Revolution
Patriot), Lt. Thomas Bigelow, Samuel Bigelow, John Bigelow
Blacksmith, Randle Bigelow, Robert of Ollerton Bigelow Baguley,etc.
I am trying to determine if this is MY correct lineage?? I am
also interested in the Bigelow Society, and note that your 2013 annual
meeting will be in Albany, NY. More specific information is
desired, in that my wife and I would like to take a trip specifically
to that area in order to visit the Eaton and Sherburne area.
Thanking you profusely in advance for any and all information related
to the above. I very much look forward to hearing from you.
Regards, Fred Carrington Phoenix, AZ
Subject: Morse family of
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 19:49:58 EDT
Hi. I stumbled across some of your work that you've placed on the
Internet which looks very nice!
I have my Great Grandmother Mary Fuller Clark's diary in which she
makes so many references to Mrs. Mary Morse. On one occasion, she
wrote, in 1864, that Alfred Morse enlisted (into the Union Army), so I
assume that Mary was the mother of Alfred. I know that there were two
Alfreds from Eaton in the Civil War, but this Alfred survived. (I was
hoping that your tombstone picture from Eaton would have shown, in the
background, my Clark ancestor's tombstones, but no such luck.)
Mr. Osborn married for his first wife on May 23, 1838, Harriet N.,
youngest daughter of the late Joseph Moss and Rhoda Griffith of New
Berlin, Chenango county, N.Y. She died March 27, 1861. Four daughters
were born to them. Rosanna, who died in early childhood; Rosalie, wife
of the artist Albert Bierstadt; Mary, wife of Charles C. Hall of New
York, and Esther, the only one now living, the wife of William G. Mayer
of the U.S. Navy, and later a leading lawyer in Cincinnati, Ohio. On
July 1, 1863, Mr. Osborn married for his second wife Adaline, youngest
daughter of the late Ellis Morse and Adaline Bagg of Eaton, Madison
Modified - 07/18/2012
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