Jedidiah Morse

Jedidiah Morse (HMXGL)

Location: New Haven, CT 06511 New Haven County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 18.773', W 72° 55.679'

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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
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 673438 N 4575561
Decimal Degrees41.31288333, -72.92798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.773', W 72° 55.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 46.38" N, 72° 55' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 York St, New Haven CT 06511, US
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