Biography of Phineas Morton
Eureka, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Phineas Morton, deceased, was born in Hardwick, Massachusetts, October 12th; 1805, and was reared at the place of his nativity. In consequence of declining health he came west in 1858, and preempted land in what is now section 5, Eureka township. Here he passed the remainder of his life, having a fine estate of two hundred and forty acres. He passed away in August, 1874, esteemed and respected by all who knew him. His widow, Sarah E. Morton, nee Brimhail, was born in Pownal, Vermont. November 5th, 1819. When a child of two years her parents removed to Hardwick, Massachusetts, where she grew to maturity. March. 10th, 1846, she was united in marriage with Phineas Morton. Her four children. born to her during this marriage, are all living. George L., Prank A., Harriet A. and Stephen P., the youngest, is attending college at St. Paul.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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