The Morse Code Connection

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Time for a quick family brag: The inventor of Morse Code is my cousin! — my 2nd cousin 7 times removed, to be exact. Our common ancestors are my 8th great grandparents Benjamin Child, Jr. (b. 1685, d. 1771) and his wife Patience Thayer (b. 1700, d. 1764).

Samuel F. B. Morse (from Wikipedia article)

Here’s the relationship breakdown: