Biography of James Morgan
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Morgan, James, Potsdam, was born in County Dublin, Ireland, in August, 1823, and was only five years old when his parents moved to this country. The father of James settled on a farm in Potsdam, now occupied by a brother of subject, Daniel. James was educated in the common schools and assisted on his father's farm until he was about thirty years of age. In 1853 he bought a farm of eighty acres of the Remington tract, on which he has erected a beautiful residence, two barns and a granary. He has also increased the size of the place to 105 acres, which he conducts as a dairy farm with seventeen head of cattle, three horses, sheep, etc. The milk is made into butter, and the product is about 1,500 pounds per year, Mr. Morgan is a Democrat, but has never been an aspirant for public office. He married, January 29, 1853, Jane, daughter of Patrick and Alice (Murphy) McGouvern, and they had five children, all deceased. They have two adopted daughters, Johannah and Jane Elizabeth.

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