Biography of Charles O. Morgan
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Morgan, Charles O., Potsdam, was born on a farm in the town of Stockholm, May 9, 1832. The earliest ancestor we find in this family is Forrest Morgan. the grandfather of our subject, a native of Vermont and the father of seven sons and five daughters, one now living, Sereno E. Morgan, a retired farmer of Potsdam. Joel Morgan, the second son, and father of our subject was born in Rochester, Vt., in January, 1800, and was only seven years of age when his parents moved into St. Lawrence county. Forrest Morgan took up a farm of 100 acres in Potsdam, which was then but a wilderness. He reared his family on this farm, and Joel was sent to the district schools. Joel started out for himself when he was of age, and his first purchase of land was a farm of sixty four acres in the town of Stockholm, where he has always made his home. He married Rebecca Currwn of Potsdam, and they were the parents of ten children, eight now living: Silas and Maurice are in Kansas; Ira in Missouri; Albert. Mrs. Daniels and Mrs. Helen Hines are in Michigan ; Marsden is a farmer of Stockholm and Charles. Joel Morgan died in 1865, at sixty five years of age. Our subject was educated in the common schools and made his home with his mother until he was twenty seven years of age. He married in 1850, Arvilla Whitney of Louisville, and they had one child, Myron J., a farmer of the town of Norfolk. In 1857 Mr. Morgan bought his present farm and has added to it by purchase until now he owns a beautiful farm of 135 acres, devoted to dairying, keeping nineteen head of stock besides six horses and other stock. Mrs. Morgan died in June, 1865, and he married second in 1867, her sister, Susan J., who died later without issue. The present Mrs. Morgan was Martha, daughter of Samuel Meecham of Lawrence and widow of Jerome Hathaway of Westport, on Lake Champlain. They have one daughter, Gertrude L., a student of Norwood Academy. Mr. Morgan is a Republican.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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