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Sylvester C. Morris

Male 1843 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Sylvester C. Morris 
    Born 13 Aug 1843  Delaware County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I21247  My Genealogy

    Father Owen D. Morris,   b. Miami County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 55 Yrs Old; Franklin Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Nancy Cory,   b. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1st Marriage Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jessie Lydia Clore,   b. May 1875, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F5854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Cochran,   b. 1853, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1902, 49yrs Old; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1872  Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Flora Morris,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Louis Morris,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1913, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F7473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: History of Montgomery County, Indiana; with personal sketchesof representative citizens [c.2005 data base on-line atwww.Ancestry.com] Indianapolis, Indiana: A.W. Bowen & Co.,1913; pages622-623. Obtained Saturday, 16 August 2008, by SLJuhl, Compiler &Genealogist (sljuhl1234@yahoo.com)
      "SYLVESTER C. MORRIS, one of the well known and enterprising farmersand stock men of Madison township, Montgomery county, has witnessedwonderful progress and improvement since taking up his residence hereover sixty years ago. During the time he has lived here he has beenan active factor in local growth and prosperity, and he has anextended circle of acquaintances who wish for his old age serenity ofmind and all the comforts and blessings that go to make one of histemperament happy. He has ever had at heart the welfare of hiscommunity and while laboring for his individual advancement has neverneglected his general duties as a citizen. Mr. Morris was born inDelaware county, Indiana, August 13, 1843. He is a son of Owen D. andNancy (Cory) Morris. they were both natives of Ohio, he of Miamicounty. They spent their earlier years in the Buckeye state, and fromthere Owen D. Morris removed to Delaware county, Indiana, laterremoving to Montgomery county in 1850 and settled in Franklin townshipand there spent the remainder of his life, dying at the age offifty-five years. He was twice married, his second wife being DelilaCory, sister of his first wife. Five children were born of the firstunion, namely: Louisa, John C., Abigail, deceased; Sylvester C., ofthis review; and Alonzo, of this review. Four children resulted fromthe second union, namely: Alta Zera, deceased; Matilda Jane, DoraFlora and Della. Sylvester C. Morris was seven years old when he wasbrought by his parents from Delaware to Montgomery county, and he hegrew to manhood and received a common school education, and early inlife he took up farming in which he is still actively engaged. Heowns a valuable and highly improved farm in Madison township, on whichhe carries on general and mixed farming and raises live stock which hefeeds for the market, and no small part of his annual income has beenderived from this source. Mr. Morris was married on December 12, 1872to Catherine Cochran, daughter of Harvey H. and Debora (Morehouse)Cochran, both from Fountain county, Indiana, the Cochran having beenvery early settlers in both Fountain and Montgomery counties. Twochildren were born of our subject's union with Catherin Cochran,namely: Flora, who married A.W. Breaks of Union township, this county;and Louis who is deceased. The wife and mother was called to hereternal rest on November 10, 1902, at the age of forty-nine years, andin 1904 Mr. Morris married Lydia Clore, daughter of Henry and Maria(Myers) Clore. The Clore family were among the earliest settlers inParke county and became well known, and there Henry Clore stillresides. Mr. Morris is a Democrat in his political affiliations. Hebelongs to the Tribe of Ben-Hur at Crawfordsville. Religiously, he isa member of the Christian church."