Original Highland Township Landowner
Noah Pomeroy Morse
Noah Pomeroy Morse was born February 15, 1807, at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, the son of Carpenter and Mary (Tenny) Morse. He married first, April 1, 1832, Elizabeth Woodbridge Hyde, born 1817, the daughter of Abner and Mary (Bailey) Hyde. Soon after he and his brother John C. Morse, along with his father-in-law, Abner Hyde, accompanied or else followed the Tenny brothers to Highland Township in 1832-33.
Noah P. Morse was chosen as clerk of Highland's first town meeting on April 6, 1835, at which he was also elected constable and a commissioner of the common schools. He was likewise a charter member of the West Highland Baptist Church, organized on January 16, 1834.
Elizabeth (Hyde) Morse died on March 23, 1845, at age 27 years, 9 months, 6 days. A mere two months later Noah P. Morse married second Elizabeth Prior, born June 5, 1825, at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the daughter of Frederic and Priscilla (Calkins) Prior. She died December 31, 1876, at age 51 years, 6 months, 26 days. Noah P. Morse himself died on March 26, 1887, at age 80 years, 1 month, 11 days.