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John Morrow [born 1834]

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John Morrow [born 1834]

Posted: 21 Oct 2001 2:01PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 17 Feb 2002 6:03PM GMT
History of Huntington. Brant & Fuller: Chicago. 1887. page 523. Huntington City and Township

John Morrow, an old citizen of Huntington Township, was born in Preble Co., OH, February 2, 1834, being the son of Hugh and Elizabeth (Holmes) Morrow, the former of whom was the son of George and Sarah Morrow, born in North Carolina, September 1, 1801. The latter was the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Holmes and was born in Kentucky, August 7, 1805. At the age of fourteen our subject came with his parents to this country and located with them upon the farm that is now occupied by the County Infirmary. There his youth was spent assisting to clear and cultivate his father's farm. His marriage to Rachel E. Hamm, occurred May 4, 1858. She was born in Berks Co., PA, February 22, 1832, being the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel (Moyer) Hamm, both natives of PA. In the month of October, following their marriage, Mr. & Mrs. Morrow settled upon the land they now occupy as a farm, and there they have ever since continued to reside. They had located right in the woods, and the clearing of a farm naturally occasioned for them a great deal of hard work. In the course of a few years the forest home was converted into a good farm. The course of improvement has gone on until now they have a comfortable home. The politics of Mr. Morrow is Republican. His first presidential vote was cast for John C. Fremont, and he has ardently supoorted the principles of the Republican party ever since. He is a hard working man, a successful farmer, and he and wife are worthy and honored citizens. When the parents of Mr. Morrow came to this county they had a family of ten children, six of whom are still living. The subject of this sketch, however, is the only one living in Huntington County. The mother of Mrs. Morrow now lives in Wayne County, this State, at the age of seventy-nine.

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