Welcome to the Morse Family Page!
Updated: 02 February 2016
If you have additional information on the Morse family, photographs, diaries, letters, etc., please contact Jim Adams at: adamsmckain at gmail.com.
Word has been received of the death of Francis Lynn Morse (1912 - 2016) husband of Dorothy Marie Adams (1913 - 1993) and Mildred Pearl (Snow) Adams (1915 - 2006). Uncle Francis can also be found at findagrave.com.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for Morse photographs.
The Morse Family Tree at ancestry.com begins with Robert Morse in 1434.
Morse Family Tree #1
at ancestry.com (You will need a subscription to view this file). This
Morse family tree has a Sullivan H. Morse (19 Jan 1814 in Wethersfield,
VT, USA - 19 Oct 1893 in Calvin, Cass, MI). There is some inconsistency
with this tree and there are 3 men by the name Sullivan H. Morse with
The first Sullivan H. Morse is listed as having no spouse and parents are not listed.
The second Sullivan H. Morse with the same birth/death dates is married (1) to Mary A. Haner and they have 6 children:
1. Albert Manning
Marriage (2) to Phoebe Bailey and they had 3 children:
2. Lydia A.
Marriage (3) to Marietta Burns with no children listed.
The parents of the above Sullivan H. Morse are Asa Morse (1772 - 1831) and Anna Bowman (1774 - )
The 3rd Sullivan H. Morse
listed is married to Mary Ann Steves (1819 - 1875). They had a son,
Albert Manning Morse (28 Jan 1845 in NY - 18 Oct 1918 in Calvin, Cass,
MI) married to Emma Jane Shepard.
Albert Manning Morse & Emma Jane Shepard had 4 children:
1. Alice Morse
2. Clifford Manning Morse (b. about 1873 in MI - 27 May 1933 in LaGrange, Cass, MI) married to Lena Johanna Vigaard (1884 - )
3. Irma Morse
4. Jessie E. Ort
Clifford Manning Morse and Lena Johanna Vigaard had 4 children:
3. Wayne A. Morse
4. Albert Manning Morse
William E. Morse (b. 1847 in NY - d. 1904) married Flora Woods (Sep 1852 in MI - 26 Mar 1909 in Jefferson Twp, Cass, MI, USA). She was the daughter of James Andrew Woods (08 June 1817 in Logan, OH - 06 Sep 1877 in Cassopolis, Cass, MI) and Mary Nicholson (20 April 1829 in NY - 29 Dec 1875 in Cass Co., MI). William & Flora Morse had 4 sons:
1. Ernest W. Morse b. May 1875 in Michigan
2. Don S. Morse b. May 1879 in Michigan
3. Carl Andrew Morse (b. 24 June 1884, d. Nov 1966) married Sarah A.
Orril Mack (1889 - 1987). They had a son, Francis Lynn who married (1) Dorothy Marie Adams
(21 October 1913 - 08 June 1993) on 01 May 1943 at the Edwards Corners
Methodist Church. Francis and Dorothy had two sons. Francis married (2)
Mildred Snow (20 September 1912 - 27 Feb 2006).
4. Max E. Morse b. April 1888 in Michigan.
Clarence Mack b. about 1881 (found in 1910 U.S. Census)
Mack names in Bly Cemetery:
Arthur E. Mack, b. 1887, d. 1889
Cella L. Mack, b. 1862, d. 1917
Evander S. Mack, b. 1842, d. 1916. Co D 1st Mich E&M
M. Alice Mack, b. 1859, d. 1940
Roderick J. Mack, b. 1857, d. 1931
Morse names in Bly Cemetery:
Carl Morse, b. 1884, d. 1966
Dorothy M. (Adams) Morse, b. 1913, d. 1993
A. (Adams) Morse, b. 1844, d. 1929 (possibly wife of Bery F. Adams) See
1900 Census. See also 1860 US Census: Laura A. Morse, age 15 was living
with the Henry & Mary J. Pell family in Calvin, Cass, MI. PO
Sarah O. Morse, b. 1889, d. 1987
Dorothy (Adams) Morse, Mildred (Snow) Adams, Francis
Morse. Taken at the home of Dr. & Mrs. U.M. Adams in Marcellus, MI
at the funeral of Clarice (Nemmers) Adams, August 1987. (Note the
Nemmers Family Tree above)
Leslie Adams (partial image), Francis LynnMorse, Horace
Chester Adams, Roxanna Arvilla (Bent) Adams, Dorothy (Adams)
Morse. (Date not known, possibly at the 50th Wedding Anniversary in
1950. Centennial Farm parlor) Photo from Roxanna A. Adams collection
courtesy of Pam Adams
Photo taken at the Centennial Farm
Front row, left to right: Jim Adams, George Adams, John Adams, Marilyn Adams (in front of John Adams), Dan Adams, Margaret Adams.
row, left to right: Mary Adams held by Clarice (Nemmers) Adams, Francis
Lynn Morse holding Bruce Morse, Roxanna Arvilla (Bent) Adams. Dog's name?
(Photo from Roxanna A. Adams collection courtesy of Pam Adams)