Biography of Morris Thomas
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Thomas, Morris, was born in Swansea, Wales, May 23, 1815, and died in Carlton, where his widow now resides, in 1880. He was a man of sterling qualities, emigrating to this country when a mere boy. He purchased the farm where his widow and daughter, Mrs. Ann Eliza Dean, now resides about 1845, the most of which he cleared with his own hands. December 1, 1844, he married Mary Hoadley, who was born in Alleghany county March 18, 1826, and they had these children: William Edgar, born December 3, 1847, and died October 22, 1887. He married Eliza McCarthy; James M., born December 4, 1849, and died January 5, 1880; Ann Eliza, born October 24, 1852, who married Sanford Dean, born August 14, 1852, and died October 21, 1886. They had two children: Nelson M., born November 21, 1873, who is being educated at the Brockport Normal School; and James M., born September 17, 1880; Cora B., born June 20, 1860, and married Orris Knapp, by whom she has one child, Clark, born September 29, 1884; and Henry Jay, born March 29, 1863. He married Belle W. Loveland, who was born in Albion October 23, 1865. She is a graduate of Albion Union High School. Her father was Wells A. Loveland, a thirty third degree Mason.

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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