The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


MORRIS, Adolphus G - Milford

Among the early settlers of the town of Milford was the MORRIS
family. Their forefathers, about the time of the Revolutionary 
war, emigrated from Wales to the State of Rhode Island, and 
subsequently moved west to Rensselaer county, and some time 
between 1790 and 1800 settled in this town in Otsego County. 
David E., a descendant of this family, was born in the town of 
Milford, Otsego County, May 2, 1801, being the son of Charles and 
Catherine Morris. He was married to Susan, daughter of Reuben
WESTCOTT, she being a native of Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Mass., 
born in 1802, and came to this county with her father in 1815. 
Their family consisted of eight children, the eldest of whom, 
Adolphus G., was born Aug. 20, 1826, in the town of Milford. He 
was married Feb. 14, 1855, to Mary J., daughter of Albert HOWLAND, 
she being a native of the town of Laurens, and was born Oct. 19, 1838. 
Five children have blessed their union: Wellington L., born Aug. 23, 
Clarence S., Dec. 19, 1858; Hiram, Dec. 28, 1862; Frank, Sept. 8, 
1871; Belle, March 3, 1877. Mr. Morris mourns the loss of both 
father and mother, the latter having passed away November, 1868, 
and the former May 3, 1876. Politically he belongs to the 
Republican party, and is one of the most useful, energetic, and 
public-spirited citizen of the town in which he resides.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 199


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