Often named as complicit in the murders of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother, Uncle John Vinnicum Morse is pictured here in this article posted before. Morse was the brother of Lizzie & Emma’s mother, Sarah Morse Borden.
The Vinnicums and Morses‘ were the genealogical link to the Gardner family. Most of those pictured, and their offspring, were a major part of the Borden sisters lives, particularly Emma Borden when she split from Lizzie in 1n the spring of 1905.
When Hamilton died, his son, now living, received and still keeps these possessions. (The scattering of their property near the time of Orrin & Hamilton’s deaths will be addressed in the next post). These included the “missing” photo albums of the 9 known to exist, 7 of which are resident with the Swansea Historical Society housed in their alcove at the Swansea Library.
Anyway, I don’t think old Uncle John had anything to do with the murders. But I think he came to suspect it was Lizzie. An observant and cautious man, he knew when best to keep secrets known to himself.