Biography of Elias Morris



Van Buren County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

ELIAS MORRIS, fourth son of Dolphin and Nancy Morris, was born in Decatur township, Van Buren Co., Mich., May 11, 1832, and is the oldest living white person born in the county. His education was obtained principally at the district schools in the vicinity, with the exception of three terms at the Wesleyan Seminary (now Albion College), at Albion, Calhoun Co., Mich. He married, March 12, 1857, Charlotte, daughter of Allen Dunning, of Edwardsburg, Cass Co., Mich.

Five children have been born to them; three only are now living. By occupation he is a farmer; he is now the owner of a fine farm, where he resides, just in the edge of Cass County, near his fatherís old home.

We present the readers of this work the portraits of Dolphin Morris and wife, Charles H. Morris and wife (brother of Elias), and a sketch of their house; these, together with his own portrait, are all inserted by Elias Morris as a tribute of love and respect to his deceased father, brother, and sister.

History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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