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Catharine Livingston Morse

Other Name:
Catherine Livingston; Catherine Livingston Morse
September 24, 1813
May 25, 1905
Home Town:
Coxsackie, NY
Later Residences:
Philadelphia, PA
Upper Montclair, NJ
Sidney E. Morse (April 1, 1841)
Biographical Notes:
Catharine Livingston Morse was born in Coxsackie, NY to Rev. Gilbert Robert Livingston and Eliza Burill. She married Sidney E. Morse in 1841. They had two children, Gilbert Livingston Morse, and Lucretia Morse. She died in New Jersey in 1905.
"Catherine Livingston Morse, daughter of Gilbert Robert Livingston and Eliza Burill, and widow of Sidney E. Morse, (founder of the New York Observer,) and brother of Prof. S. F. B. Morse, died yesterday at her home in Upper Montclair, N.J., aged ninety-one years. Mrs. Morse was a lineal descendant of Robert Livingston- first lord of the manor of Livingston- and Alida Schuyler, his wife. She was connected with many of the prominent families of old New York. She was a well of information concerning old New York and its inhabitants."
New York Times May 26, 1905

"She spent the greater part of her life in New York, and her anecdotes of the old city and its old families with many of whom she was connected- were full of color and humor. During her latter years she became totally ...

Secondary Sources:
Genealogy of the Child, Childs and Childe families, of the past and present in the United States and the Canadas, from 1630 to 1881, Published for the author by Curtiss & Childs, printers, 1881.

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