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John Morse
Born April 16, 1806
JOHN MORSE, farmer, Wyoming Twp., Sec. 23; P.O. Wyoming; born April 16, 1806, in Bradford, N.H.; in 1854, he came to Jackson Co.; in 1856, removed to Jones Co. When leaving New Hampshire, he bought a draft for $2,150; the bank issuing the draft failed soon after, leaving Mr. Morse penniless on arriving at his new home, but by strict attention to business, he has acquired a competency; he and his son now own 200 acres of land, well improved; the land he entered from the Government. He married Miss Phebe B. Flint in 1834; she was born in New Hampshire; have two children—Abigail M, and Mark H. Mark enlisted in 1862; served to the end of the war, and now draws a pension on account of his eyes being injured in the service. Republican; Presbyterian.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 604.


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