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The John DeMorse Family Home Page (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Updated March 6, 2003

Gary J Baird

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John DeMorse Sr. first settled in the area now called Friendship, Maine around 1750. The John DeMorse family moved to Morse Island sometime before 1790, and Morse's have lived on the island ever since. More information to follow. Anymore who thinks there are errors in this data please contact me at

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Family Photos

  • Site of original home on Morse Island, Friendship, (91 KB)
    This is the site of the original log cabin on Morse Island built about 1798. It's beleived the log cabin was built by John (and Lydia) Morse but there is some evidence that it might have been built by John DeMorse.
  • Morning Star II model (47 KB)
    This is the model of the Morning Star II that Warren built when he returned home from his years at sea. The model is currently in the Peabody Museum in Salem, MA.

Related Files

  • Letter from Susie Morse to Ivan Morse dated: 1952 (73 KB)
    This is a letter that Susie Morse wrote to Ivan Morse in responce to some questions he asked her about Morse Island family history. It contains some facinating insite into life on Morse Island.
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