Jedidiah Morse

Morse's gravestone at the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven. 1810–11. Yale University Art Gallery |signature=Appletons' Morse Jedidiah signature.png |birth_date = |birth_place=Woodstock, Connecticut Colony, British America |death_date = |death_place=New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. |spouse = Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese |children = 3, including Samuel and Sidney }} Jedidiah Morse (August 23, 1761June 9, 1826) was a geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of the telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel Morse, and his textbooks earned him the sobriquet of "father of American geography." Provided by Wikipedia
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