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Welcome to the Morse Family Page!

Updated: 06 May 2012


If you have additional information on the Morse family, photographs, diaries, letters, etc., please contact Jim Adams at: adamsmckain at


Scroll to the bottom of this page for Morse photographs.


The Morse Family Tree at begins with Robert Morse in 1434.


Morse Family Tree #1 at  (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 different families.


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

  2. William

  3. Charles

  4. Rollin

  5. Roland

  6. Hattie


Marriage (2) to Phoebe Bailey and they had 3 children:

  1. Morse

  2. Lydia A.

  3. Samantha


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:

  1. Daughter

  2. Daughter

  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

Laura 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 Brownsville.

Sarah O. Morse, b. 1889, d. 1987


Morse Photographs

. 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 Morse, 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), Dan Adams, Margaret Adams.
Second row, left to right: Mary Adams held by Clarice (Nemmers) Adams, Francis Morse holding Bruce Morse, Roxanna Arvilla (Bent) Adams. Dog's name? (Photo from Roxanna A. Adams collection courtesy of Pam Adams)