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James Morrow

History of Shelby County 1883 Sutton
Pg. 196 Orange Township

The name Morrow is a modification of the Scotch name of Murray.   The great-grandfather of James Morrow emigrated to America from Londenderry about 1730.  John Morrow, father of James was born near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, about the time of the Revolutionary War.  He was a brother of Jeremiah Morrow, who was the first Representative in Congress from Ohio: and also was Governor of Ohio from 1822-1826.  Governor Morrow came to the territory of Ohio in 1795.  He was a member of the first convention that framed the Constitution of the State.  John Morrow, a younger brother of the Governor, came to Ohio at the beginning of the present century, and located in Butler County.  Here he married Mary Robinson about 1805.  James was the second some of this marriage.  He was born in Butler County in 1810.  In 1818 his father entered three-quarter sections of land in what is now Shelby County.  This land he gave to his children.  In 1838 James married Miss Mary
Clark, and the same year moved to his present home in section 34, Orange Township.  They have raised a family of six children, viz., Mary A., Margaret J., Rebecca, Sarah, Robert C, and Elijah J.  Mrs. Morrow died in 1860, since which time Mr. M. has lived with his children.
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