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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN MORRIS, farmer, Rogersville, Penn., was born in Center Township, this county, March 28, 1832.  His parents, Ephraim and Martha (Roseberry) Morris, were natives of Greene County, where they were married and spent all their lives.  John Morris was twice united in marriage, first November 11, 1854, with Sarah Church, a native of Center Township, and daughter of Elijah and Anna Church (nee Moore).  Her parents are natives and residents of this county.  By this marriage Mr. Morris is the father of six children, viz: Martha A., wife of Harvey Call; James M., Asa W., John J., Arta M., wife of Goodwin Hunt, and Elijah.  Mrs. Morris departed this life March 10, 1878.  November 30, 1879, Mr. Morris married for his second wife Elizabeth Phillips, a native of Marshall County, W. Va.  Her parents were Joseph and Anna (Inghram) Phillips, natives of West Virginia, both now deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Morris are the parents of two children—Joseph G. and Sarah A.  Mr. Morris is quite a genius, and has learned several different trades.  He is a carpenter, stone-mason and blacksmith, and succeeds in almost any kind of work.  He has been engaged in farming for several years, and owns about 300 acres of land where he and family reside.  During the Rebellion he entered the service of his country in Company F, Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served over a year, received a wound at Williamsburg from a piece of a shell.  Mr. Morris was elected commissioner of Greene County and served three years, being one of the few Republicans who ever held that office in the county.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 12 June 2007

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