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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


I. A. MORRIS, retired farmer and stock-grower, was born September 22, 1811, on a farm near Uniontown, Fayette County, Penn, and is a son of Griffith and Hannah (Springer) Morris.  His parents were natives of Pennsylvania, and of Welsh and Irish origin.  His father came to Greene County in 1824, locating in Dunkard Township, where he spent the remaining portion of his life.  His family consisted of eight children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the second.  He was reared on the farm and received his early education in the district schools.  He very naturally chose farming as an occupation, and engaged therein successfully until he retired from the cares of his more active life.  His farm is well improved and consists of 200 acres, where he resides in Dunkard Township.  Mr. Morris was united in marriage May 4, 1837, with Miss Nancy, daughter of Samuel and Retilda (Bright) Everly.  Her father was born in Virginia, and her mother was a native of Delaware.  They were of Irish lineage.  Mr. and Mrs. Morris have a family of eight children—Martha J., wife of Josiah Hall; Clarinda, wife of William Hord; Clark, a stonemason; George W., a farmer; Loranda, wife of Isaac Courtwright; Samuel, a merchant at Uniontown, Penn,; Delia, wife of James Sargent, and Single.  Mr. and Mrs. Morris are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has been a class-leader and superintendent of the Sabbath-school.


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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: 31 October 2008
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