Washington Morse

(1816-1909). Pioneer Seventh-day Adventist minister. He was born and reared in Vermont. While in his teens he united with the Methodist Church, later becoming active in lay work. Early in the rise of the Adventist (Millerite) movement he identified himself with the group and devoted much of his time and substance to this cause. The disappointment of 1844 brought him to despondency, from which he was rescued about 1845 through the encouragement of Ellen Harmon. Through the urging of James White he began to preach in Vermont in 1852. The same year he participated in a council at which it was decided to acquire the first Adventist press. Also in 1852 he was ordained, in Vermont. In 1856 the local church dropped him from its membership. He moved to Illinois and later to Minnesota, where, while...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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