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Nathan E. Morse is a descendant of Anthony Morse mentioned in the preceding sketch. His grandfather, Abel Morse, married Sarah Holbrook. Their son Nathan, born October 14th, 1785, was twice married, first in 1822, to Rebecca Child, and second to Mary Mills. By his first wife he had three childrenAbel, George and Nathan E. Abel, born August 20th, 1823, married Mary Elliott, of Thompson, and died February 25th, 1858. George, born May 19th, 1825, married Sylvia C. May, of Woodstock, and is county commissioner.
Nathan Eugene Morse was born in Woodstock November 12th, 1829, and was married August 29th, 1850, to Sarah B., daughter of John Fowler, of Woodstock. They have had three children-Susie E., born June 14th, 1855, wife of Nathaniel G. Williams, of Brooklyn, Conn., and two who died in infancy Nathan E. Morse received an academical education, and at the age of 18 years engaged in teaching, which he followed for several winters, working on the farm in summer. At 20 years of age he commenced farming on the Jonathan Carpenter farm, continuing there for .five years. He then engaged in mercantile pursuits for six years, and has since followed farming, and during this time has been engaged in the mail contracting business and lumbering. In politics he is a republican. He has settled many estates, has been a member of the school board twenty years, assessor, member of the board of relief, selectman, justice of the peace many years, member of legislature in 1883, and trustee of Putnam Savings Bank seven years. He is deacon of the Congregational church of East Woodstock, and has been secretary of the Agricultural Society of Woodstock.