Biography of Samuel A. Morton


Morton, Samuel A., Concord, p. o. Morton Corners, was born in Onondaga county, N. Y., May 8. 1818, and came to Erie county with his parents, Wendell and Polly Southworth Morton, who first settled in the town of Boston in 1820, afterwards moving to Morton's Corners in 1830, which was named after him. He died October 4, 1868, at the age of eighty-seven. Samuel A. Morton was educated in the common schools, and in connection with his brother, Alanson P. Morton, built the hotel at Morton's Corners. In 1853 he married Arsula P. Ostrander, daughter of Horace Ostrander, and they have two children: Wendell J. and Laura E. Mr. Morton has served as postmaster for eleven years and also as aêsessor.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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