Jedidiah Morse

Jedidiah Morse[1] (August 23, 1761  June 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."

Jedidiah Morse
Portrait by son Samuel Morse, c.1810–11. Yale University Art Gallery
Born(1761-08-23)August 23, 1761
DiedJune 9, 1826(1826-06-09) (aged 64)
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese
Children3, including Samuel and Sidney