Biography of John W. Morris
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





John W. Morris. Was born in Ohio, December 21, 1816. At the age of nineteen, he moved to Indiana, where he engaged in teaching for two years. He then returned to Ohio, and taught for three years. He then went to Logansport, Indiana, and opened a saddler's shop, which he conducted for five years. He then went to St. Louis, where he remained two years, and in 1849, he crossed the plains to California, arriving September 12th. He followed mining about three years, and then returned, via the Isthmus, to Ohio. In the spring of 1853, he again crossed the plains to California, bringing a drove of cattle. He took his stock to Sonoma county, locating near Sebastopol, where he remained for two years. In June, 1856, he came to Mendocino county, and located in Walker valley, where he followed stock raising till May, 1859, when he was elected County Treasurer. He held this office for three terms. He then engaged in farming and butchering. In 1876, he sold his farm, and has since been engaged in the latter business. He was married, August 25, 1859, to Miss Mary White, a native of England. They have one living child, William H., and they have lost four : Ida M., Alice M., Alexander R., and Sarah.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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