Sunday, July 2, 2017

William Morrow, Native of the Emerald Isle

William Morrow was born in Ireland on December 12, 1812. He emigrated to the United States, where he first resided in New York, and later in Erie County, Ohio. On October 18, 1843, William Morrow married Jemima Taylor.

William Morrow died on April 11, 1880, and he was buried at the Perkins Cemetery. A brief biographical sketch of William Morrow is found in Hewson Peeke's book A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio.

William Morrow was reared and educated in the Emerald Isle and as a youth of eighteen years he immigrated to the United States, having been for a time identified with the boot and shoe business in New York City, whence he finally came to Erie County, Ohio, and engaged in the same line of enterprise at Sandusky, he having learned the trade of shoemaker in his native land. He finally settled on a tract of land in Perkins Township, on what is now Columbus Avenue of the City of Sandusky, and he reclaimed this farm of thirty-six acres from the virgin forest, developing the same into one of the productive farms of the county and here continuing to maintain his home, a worthy and highly respected citizen, until his death in 1880.

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