Kathryn Morse
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Kathryn Morse

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Kathryn A. Morse
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [half], [half], [half], [half] and [private brother (1930s - unknown)] [half]
Profile last modified | Created 9 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 2 Aug 2020
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I frequently edit place names to replace abbreviations with the spelled out name. Because we are an international community, I want to facilitate communication by avoiding abbreviations that may not be understood across borders.

Feel free to correct my typos. It is easier for me to see the typos of others than my own and I appreciate corrections!


Kathryn Morse is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.
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Kathryn Morse has English ancestors.
Kathryn Morse has Irish ancestors.
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Kathryn Morse has Scottish Ancestors.

I have two graduate degrees, have lived in several states and held several jobs. I have worked at every level of government and taught school, including being an adjunct professor in political science. However, I've been known to drop everything to stay with my sick mother or live near my daughter to help with grandchildren.

I hope that there is such a thing as reincarnation because there are so many wonderful things to do that you just can't do them all in one lifetime.

I like to work on the family genealogy, grow flowers for bees and butterflies and share things with my granddaughters. I enjoy scifi/fantasy novels and historical fiction. Over the years I've enjoyed doing and learning new things via the web and computers. I've been working on Kathryn's Retro Historical Nature Pretty Backgrounds and Hopewell, Virginia, Images.

Relationships to US Presidents

Thomas Jefferson, 2 c 7x r, via Judith Soane Randolph Fields
James Madison, 12 c 4x r via William Trussell
John Quincy Adams, 12 c 5x r via Ralph (Neville) de Neville KG PC
William Henry Harrison , 11 c 6x r via Roger Lewknor
John Tyler, 12 c 4x r via Edward (Neville) de Neville
Zachary Taylor, 12 c 4x r via William FitzHugh
Franklin Pierce 12 c 4x r via William Trussell
James Buchanan, 12 c 6x r via John (Plantagenet) of Gaunt KG
Abraham Lincoln, 17 c via Robert Corbert
Rutherford Hayes, 6 c 5x r via Rev. John "Sion" Meyrick
Chester Arthur, 10 c 4x r via Robert Collier
Grover Cleveland, 10 c 4x r via Peter Arnold Van Der Poest II
Theodore Roosevelt, 14 c 2x r via William FitzHugh
William Howard Taft, 12 c 2x r via John Woodhull, Esquire
Woodrow Wilson, 15 c 3x r via John (Plantagenet) of Gaunt KG
Warren G. Harding 16 c via Robert Isham
Calvin Coolidge, 7 c 4x r via John Traine
Herbert Hoover, 13 c 2x r via John Harcourt, Esquire
Franklin Roosevelt, 13c 2x r via William Dormer, Esquire
Harry Truman 16 c via William Trussell
Richard Nixon, 12 c 1x r via Richard Cave, Esquire
Gerald Ford, 12 c via Gregory Isham
George Herbert Walker Bush, 11 c 3x r via Robert Collier

Note from Kathryn

I think of working on a public family tree as a gift to my family, close and far away in both space and time.

And I am grateful for the work of many extended family members and our friends and neighbors who have done such careful research to properly connect us on various other sites.

I believe that imagining the lives of our ancestors can make us better people in the present time. We have to consider that their lifestyle and choices were different from ours. And then we can more deeply understand that the lifestyle and choices of others in our present time is also different. And maybe we can become more tolerant.

Perhaps we can also learn from things that we believe were good about the past and apply that to our present.

It seems that I am descended from Earls and Barons (and other titles.) Personally, I do not have these kinds of achievements. But, even in times of financial embarrassment or poor health, I believe that I have maintained dignity, integrity, and humor. And that's important. Yes, I believe it is important to be connected by dignity and integrity and humor. And that is what makes a family a family for the ages.

Kathryn Morse, M.P.A., M.Ed.

March 28, 2018


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Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kathryn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kathryn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the February 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Great Job! Thanks!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Kathryn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the January 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Great job Kathryn! Thanks for all your contributions to the Sourcerer's Challenges!

posted by Alex Stronach
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Kathryn reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Outstanding! We started this program in April of this year 2019 award is April through December.

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kathryn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the December 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Great Job! Thanks!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Kathryn, I'll make a note to watch for a Joel Morse born around 1782, as you requested. Do you have a place of birth? I see are a few close matches in Morse & Leavitt.

I also have a brick wall ancestor, Stephen, born in New York around 1812. My Y-dna indicates he's a descendant of either Anthony or William William of Newbury, Mass.

posted by Terry Morse
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kathryn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the November 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Can you be more specific?  Yes, I've done the research.  The sources seem pretty straight forward.  I can add more details if you think that's necessary.  My Mores line is Samuel>Daniel>Samuel>Samuel>Sarah Woodcock.
Oh Thank you on the location cats.
posted by Lynette Jester
I also try to add location categories to the profiles.

I forgot to add this... https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:US_Census_Ashley_County_Arkansas_Master_Index

posted by Lynette Jester
I only have the 1850 Census for Ashley Co transcribed. The county pages are always a work in progress. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Ashley_County_Arkansas


posted by Lynette Jester
Hi Katheryn Thank you for following Arkansas and your interest in improving the presence of Arkansas on Wikitree. Let me know, please, exactly what you are interested in. I'm particularly interested in the SW corner where my family lived. Lots of Boyettes et al in my collaterals.

Lynette - Arkansas Project

posted by Lynette Jester
Hi Kathryn:

The final count is on this link for each team and individual member below. We came in 10th place and had worked on a total of 2,117 profiles.


You had 135 and came in 5th place for our team. Thank you so much for participating and being a part of the Super Sweeper's team this last weekend!!

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Kathryn, You may be correct about our shared segments, but my family lines have been in Virginia for many years, so Gedmatch shows many matches with me at 4th-6th cousin level whom I have no idea how we are connected.

Thanks for the help with Needham, Sr. I added some info on Needham, Jr's mother.


posted by Michael Tyler
Your efforts are very much appreciated!!
posted by Paula J

Kathryn is 22 degrees from Laurie Giffin, 31 degrees from Toni Morrison and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.