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Abner Morse at the Vega Cemetery

November 6, 2014 , , ,

Abner Morse grave

Abner Morse grave

Vega, Delaware County, NY

Vega, Delaware County, NY

My 3rd great-grandfather was Abner Morse.  He lived a short life in Delaware County, New York.  He is buried in the Vega Cemetery which is right across the road from Batavia Kill, where Abner’s  ancestors had established themselves in a homestead.  His parents are also buried there, and maybe more generations, I am not sure.  This place would be very significant to me, I know. I don’t know the cause of Abner’s death, but the date is tragic. He died when his young son Daniel Rowland ( my 2nd great) was only 4 months old.  His wife did remarry and take care of Daniel and his older brother in New York.  Daniel took off for Illinois when he was less than 20 years old with his wife-to-be’s parents.  Before the Civil War it was a difficult trip, hard to survive all the way from New York to Illinois.  The young family returned to New York to farm in the same place they had left a few years earlier.  Many generations of Morses farmed the area around Roxbury and are buried there.  I think it is a super Morsey place that I want to visit and see if I can feel the Morses.  Vega Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places, so it will not be disturbed…good news.  This will be a very specific trip to arrange and manage, all about dead Morses in New York, not of much interest to most people, but for me it will be a blast.  These are the adventurers who made my life possible.  Thanks Abner, and all my relations.

Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
is my 3rd great grandfather
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

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Very cool story. Our ancestors were a hearty lot.


Marc Zazeela

November 7, 2014

I thought this was a really interesting part of your genealogy. That timeframe in US history was really a hard time for many who were willing to be pioneers.. I hope you can go “dig up” all the information that you seek


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

November 9, 2014

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