Morse, Abner

Morse, Abner a Congregational minister, was born at Medway, Massachussetts, September 5, 1793, and was educated at Brown University, class of 1816. He decided to enter the ministry, and sought further preparation for this important work at Andover Seminary, where he graduated in 1819. He then became pastor at Nantucket, Mass.; subsequently at Bound Brook, N.J., and later removed to Indiana, where he became a professor of natural science, a department of study in which he had greatly interested himself. He attained to considerable distinction as a scientist, and published several genealogical works. He died at Sharon, Mass., May 16, 1865. See New England Hist. and Genealog. Register, 19:371;, Drake, Dict. of Amer. Biog. s.v.

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