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Jedidiah Morse

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
1. Jedidiah Morse Marker
Inscription.
In Memory Of
Jedidiah Morse
The Father of American Geography
Born in Woodstock Windham Co. Conn. Aug. 23 1761
Died in New Haven June 9 1826
In the joy of a triumphant faith
In Christ

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A graduate of Yale College in 1783
Author of the first geography printed
in American in 1784
Honored by the Univ. of Edinburgh Scot
with the degree of S.T.D. in 1794
Pastor of the first church in
Charlestown Mass.
from 1789 to 1820
U.S. commissioner to the Indian tribes
from 1820 to 1822
The originator
and efficient promoter of
great and wise plans for the public good
The bold and firm defender of
Evangelical truth

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In Memory Of
Elizabeth Ann Morse
Wife of Jedidiah Morse
Daughter of Samuel Breese and Grand Daughter of
Samuel Finley President of the College of New Jersey
Born in New York City Sept 29 1766
Died in New Haven May 29 1828
Eminent for all the virtues that adorn the
Christian wife and mother

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This monument
To the best of fathers and of mothers
Is erected by their sons

 
Location. 41° 18.773′ 
Jedidiah Morse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
2. Jedidiah Morse Marker
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N, 72° 55.679′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Grove Street Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Grove Street, New Haven CT 06511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Silliman (here, next to this marker); Col. Decius Wadsworth (a few steps from this marker); David Humphreys (a few steps from this marker); Amos Beebe Eaton (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel William Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Eli Whitney (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed (within shouting distance of this marker); Yehudi Ashmun (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New Haven.
 
Also see . . .  Jedidiah Morse on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 16, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Jedidiah Morse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
3. Jedidiah Morse Marker
south side
Jedidiah Morse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
4. Jedidiah Morse Marker
north side
Jedidiah Morse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
5. Jedidiah Morse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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