Shelby  County  Indiana

Hamilton  Morris

          Hamilton Morris, a resident and native of Marion Township [Shelby County, Indiana], was born May 23, 1830, the youngest in a family of eleven children, born to  William G., and Nancy (Young) Morris,  who were natives of Princess Ann County, Va., and Breckenridge County, Ky., respectively, their marriage occurring in the latter State.  They came to Shelby County, March, 1821, and continued residents until their death, the latter dying November 15, 1859, at the age of seventy years-, and the formerís death occurred October, 1863.  He had arrived at the good old age of eighty-two years.  Our immediate subject [Hamilton Morris] always remained with his parents supporting them in their declining years.  He received a very limited education in consequence of the poor facilities afforded in those days.  November 22, 1852, his marriage with  Nancy D. McCabe  was solemnized, and to their union twelve children have been born, these six now living:  Amanda J., wife of  James Rinehart;  Oliver M.,  Charles O.,  Mary A.,  Didama R.,  and  Francis M.  The deceased children were:  Edwin R.,  two infants unnamed,  William T.,  Malissa  and  Priscilla W.  Mr. Morris has always made farming his occupation and he has been quite successful.  He now owns 120 acres of well improved land.  He and wife are members of the Little Blue River Baptist Church.  He also belongs to the I. O. O. F. fraternity.  In politics he is a Republican, but he will not allow party prejudice to control him.  The father of our subject served six months in the War of 1812.
History of Shelby County, Indiana from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc.: together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana territory, and the State of Indiana,  (Chicago : Brant & Fuller, 1887), p708.
Contributed by Linda Stokesbury Brennan

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