Biography of William P. Morgan
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Morgan William Pitt, was a native of Groton, Conn., and became a settler in Gaines in 1832. Mr. Morgan, with Benjamin and Eldridge Chester, his brother in law, bought adjoining farms and followed farming. The wife of Mr. Morgan was Eunice W. Chester, by whom he had twelve children. Of those who grew to maturity Julia married A. J. Paddelford; Mary and Francis died at the age of thirteen and fifteen respectively; William P. settled at Saginaw, Mich.; Benjamin F. is a coal and produce dealer at Albion. William P. Morgan, the pioneer, died on the home farm in 1881, and his wife in 1881. He accumulated a good fortune, was deacon in the Baptist church, and a strong Republican in politics. Benjamin Franklin Morgan was born in Gaines in 1848, lived on his father's farm until 1887, and is now its owner. In 1887 he came to Albion and engaged in the coal and produce business. The present firm of Morgan & Linson was established in 1890. September 26, 1876, he married Emma G., daughter of William Louisa Linson, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and they have had one child, Emma Louise, who died April 7, 1891. Mr. Morgan is a strong Republican, and for three years was supervisor of the town of Gaines.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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