Biography of Morris Loomis
Yates County, NY Biographies





Loomis, Morris, born April 22, 1831, is a son of Gideon and Lydia (Barnes) Loomis, and grandson of Thomas Loomis, who settled in this county in 1814. The father of Morris was born in Hillsdale, this State, February 20, 1800. A farmer by occupation, he married in 1820, Lydia Barnes, and they had eight children, six sons and two daughters, four surviving. The father died in 1854, and the mother in 1848. They were members of the Baptist Church. Morris Loomis was reared on a farm in Barrington. He married July 16, 1854, Candice, daughter of Samuel Vance, a pioneer settler of Yates County. Nine children have been born of this union, seven sons and two daughters, six of whom survive, viz.: Samuel, Dorcilla, wife of B. S. Pulner; Melvin, Manilla, wife of S. B. Miller; Huldah, and Luella. Mr. Loomis was assessor of Barrington one term, served as overseer of the poor two terms. He has a farm of 132 acres, and is a member of the Farmers' Alliance.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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