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Kentucky. He died in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, July 21, 1853.
Moore, Thomas S.—He was born in Jefferson County Virginia, and was a Representative in Congress, from that State, from 1820 to 1823.
Moorhead, J. Kennedy.—Born on the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania, in 1806; received a limited education ; spent the most of his youth on a farm, and as an apprentice to a tanner; was one of the contractors for building the Susquehanna branch of the Pennsylvania Canal; was the originator of a passenger packet line on said canal; in 1836 he removed to Pittsburg, and there took an active part in improving the navigation of the Monongahela, and was made President of a company bearing that name, and established in that city the Union Cotton Factory; in 1838 he received the militia title of AdjutantGeneral, and subsequently, taking a great interest in the business of telegraphing, became the President of several telegraphic companies. In 1859 he was elected a Representative, from Pennsylvania, to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving as a member of the Committee on Commerce; was re-elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving as Chairman of the special Committee on National Armories; re-elected to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving as Chairman of the Committee on Manufactures, and as a member of the Committee on Naval Affairs.
Moorhead, Charles S.—He was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, in 1802; he adopted the profession of law, and after practising it for a few years he was elected to the State Legislature, serving during 1828 and 1829; he was appointed, in 1832, Attorney-General of Kentucky, which office he held five years; in 1838, 1839, and 1840, he was again returned to the Legislature, officiating during the latter year as Speaker; was re-elected and made Speaker in 1841; was again re-elected in 1842 and 1844, and for the third time chosen Speaker; and he was a Representative in Congress, from Kentucky, from 1847 to 1851; in 1853 he was once more returned to the Legislature; and in 1855 was elected Governor of Kentucky. He was for many years one of the most devoted friends and supporters of Henry Clay. In 1861 he was
tice in 1818.
a Delegate to the Peace Convention held in Washington.
Morehead, I. T.-A Representative in Congress, from North Carolina, from 1851 to 1853. .
Morehead, James T. — Born in Covington, Kentucky, May 24, 1797; studied law and entered upon the pracHe served three years in the State Legislature; in 1832 he was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Kentucky, and after the death of Goyernor Breathitt, in 1834, became Governor. In 1837 he was again elected to the Legislature; and in 1838 he was appointed President of the Board of Internal Improvements, which office he held until 1841, when he was elected to the United States Senate for the term of six years. He subsequently resumed the practice of his profession, and died at Covington, Rentucky, December 28, 1854.
Morgan, Christopher.— He was born in Groton, Connecticut; graduated at Yale College in 1828; and was a Representative in Congress, from New York, from 1839 to 1843. - .
Morgan, Daniel.—Was a native of New Jersey, but removed in early life to Virginia. Having neither the advantages of wealth nor of a good education, he was dependent for his support on hard labor. In 1755 he served as a private soldier under General Braddock. At the close of the campaign he retired to a farm in Frederick County. At the commencement of the Revolution he commanded a troop of cavalry, under General Washington, at Boston. He was detached on the expedition against Quebec, and when Arnold was wounded he took command of his division; but the retreat of the other division, after the fall of Montgomery, left Morgan to contend with the whole force of the enemy, and he was taken prisoner; on being exchanged, he was appointed to the command of a regiment. He was with General Gates at the capture of Burgoyne. In 1778 he commanded a corps on the Schuylkill to cut off supplies from the British in Philadelphia. He served in the Southern campaign, under General Greene, and advanced to
battle of Cowpens in the defeat of Tarleton. In 1794 he commanded the militia of Virginia, ordered out by President Washington, for the purpose of suppressing the Whiskey Insurrection in Pennsylvania. He was a Representative in Congress from 1795 to 1799. In 1799 he published an address to his constituents, vindicating the administration of Mr. Adams. He died at Winchester, Virginia, in 1802, aged sixtyInline. .
Morgan, Edwin B.-Born at Aurqra, Cayuga County, New York, May 2, 1806. He was a merchant by occupation, until his election to the Thirtythird Congress as Representative; and he was re-elected to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses, and was a member of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.
Morgan, Edwin D. — Born in Washington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, February 8, 1811; at the age of seventeen years he entered a wholesale grocery house, in Hartford, Connecticut, as a clerk, and in three years became a partner; soon after reaching his majority he was chosen a member of the City Council of Hartford; in 1836 he settled in New York City, and was extensively devoted to mercantile pursuits; in 1849 he was chosen an Alderman of the city; during the same year he was elected to the State Senate, serving two terms; in 1855 he was appointed Commissioner of Emigration, and held the office until 1858; was a Vice-President of the National Republican Convention, held at Pittsburg in 1856; and has since then been Chairman of the National Republican Committee; in 1858 he was elected Governor of New York; re-elected in 1860; in 1861 he was appointed, by President Lincoln, Major-General of volunteers, and though he rendered much service, declined all o the number of troops sent to the war during his administration having amounted to 223,000; and in 1863 he was elected a Senator in Congress, for New York, for the term ending in 1869, serving on the Committees on Finance, Military Affairs, and on Printing. He was also a Delegate to the Baltimore Convention of 1864.
Morgan, James.—He was born in New Jersey, and was a Representative
in Congress, from that State, from 1811 to 1813. -
Morgan, John J.—He was born in Queen's County, New York, and was a member of the New York Assembly; a Representative in Congress, from that State, from 1821 to 1825; and again in the Assembly in 1836 and 1840. Died in July, 1849.
Morgan, William S. — Born in Monongalia County, Virginia, September 7, 1801. He was self-educated; served as a Representative in Congress, from Virginia, from 1835 to 1839, and was Chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, and declined a reelection; in 1840 he was appointed a Clerk in the House of Representatives, from which position he was transferred to the Legislature of Virginia, and declined a re-election; he was a Democratic Elector in 1844; and in 1845, hav- . ing injured his health by public speaking, he was appointed to a clerkship in the Treasury Department.
Morril, David L.-Born in Epping, New Hampshire, June 10, 1772, and died February 4, 1849. He attended Exeter Academy, studied medicine, and commenced the practice at Epsom in He also studied theology, and was ordained a pastor, but resigned his charge in 1811, and resumed the practice of medicine. He was a Representative to the General Court, in 1811, 1812, and 1816; and in 1816 was chosen to the United States Senate for six years. He subsequently became a member of the State Senate, and its President, and afterwards, for four successive terms, was elected Governor of New Hampshire. He wrote and published many occasional discourses and essays, on various religious and secular topics.
Morrill. Anson, P.—Was born in Belgrade, Maine, June 10, 1803; received the advantages of a common school education; has been chiefly devoted to mercantile and manufacturing pursuits; was for several years a member of the Maine Legislature; was Governor of Maine from 1855 to 1857; and in 1860 was elected a Representative, from Maine, to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving on the Committees on |Post-offices and Post-roads, and Revolutionary Claims.
Morrill, Justin S.—He was born in Strafford, Vermont, April 14, 1810; received an academic education, and engaged in mercantile pursuits until the year 1848, when he turned his attention to agriculture. He was elected a Reresentative, from Vermont, to the hirty-fourth Congress; and re-elected to the Thirty-fifth, the Thirty-sixth, the Thirty-seventh, and the Thirty-eighth Congresses, serving on the special Committee on the Sale of Fort Snelling, and on the regular Committees on Agriculture, and on Ways and Means.
Morrill. Lot M. – Was born in Belgrade, Kennebeck County, Maine, in 1815; entered Waterville College in 1834, but soon after commenced the study of law, and in 1839 was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the Maine Legislature in 1854; of the Senate in 1856, and made its President; he was elected Governor of Maine in 1858, and re-elected in 1859 and 1860; and in 1861 was elected a Senator in Congress, for the unexpired term of Hannibal Hamlin, elected Vice-President of the United States. In the Senate, Mr. Morrill has served on the Committees on Commerce, District of Columbia, and Claims. He was also a member of the Peace Congress of 1861. He was re-elected to the United States Senate in 1863, for the term ending in 1869.
Morris, Calvary.—He was born in Virginia, and was a Representative in Congress, from Ohio, from 1837 to 1844.
Morris, Daniel.-Born in Seneca County, New York, January 4, 1812; settled when quite young in Yates County, and was bred a farmer; having educated himself, he taught school for a while, and then adopted the profession of law; was at one time District Attorney for Yates County; served one term in the State Legislature; and was elected a Representative, from New York, to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving on the Committee on the Judiciary.
Morris, Edward Joy.—Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1817; graduated at Harvard University; was a member of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania in 1841,
1842, and 1843; and elected to the Twenty-eighth Congress, as Representative from the First Congressional District; was appointed United States Chargé d'Affaires to Naples in 1850, where he remained four years. On his return to Philadelphia, was chosen a member of the Board of Directors of Girard College. In 1856 was again elected to the State Legislature, and in the fall of that year was elected to the Thirty-fifth Congress, and was a member of the Committee for the District of Columbia. As an author, his publications are, “A Tour through Turkey, Greece, and Egypt, Arabia Petraea,” &c.; “The Turkish Empire, Social and Political;” “Afraja, or Life and Love in Norway” (a translation); and also a translation from the German of Gregozovius, “Corsica, Social and Political,” &c. He was reelected to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Re-elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress.
Morris. Gow/vernewsr.—Minister from the Únited States to France, and an eminent American statesman and orator. Born in Morrisania, New York, in 1752, and graduated at King's College, in the city of New York, in 1768. He was bred to the law, came to the bar in 1771, and attained great celebrity in the profession. In 1775 he was a Delegate to the Provincial Congress, from New York, and was employed in the public service in various capacities during the Revolutionary contest, and in all of them displayed great zeal and ability. After the war of the Revolution he retired from public life, although an active member of the Convention which formed the present Constitution of the United States. In 1792 he was appointed Minister to France, and remained in that capacity till October, 1794. He returned to America in 1798, and in 1800 was chosen a Senator of the United States, from New York, serving three years. After retiring from Congress, he spent seven years in Philadelphia. He died November 6, 1816, aged sixty-four. His publications were numerous. Selections from his papers, with a sketch of his life, have been published by Jared Sparks.
Morris, Isaac N.—He is the fourth son of Thomas Morris, and brother of Jonathan D. Morris; was born in Ohio, January 22, 1812. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1835; in 1836 he emigrated to Illinois, and settled in Quincy, where he still resides. In 1840 he was appointed Secretary of State for Illinois, but declined the position; in 1841 he was chosen President of the Illinois and Michigan Canal Company; in 1846 he was elected to the State Legislature from Adams County; in 1856 he was elected a Representative, from Illinois, to the Thirty-fifth Congress, and re-elected to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving as a member of the Committee on Roads and Canals.
Morris. James R.—He was born in Greene Čounty, Pennsylvania, January 10, 1820 (his father, Joseph Morris, having been a member of Congress in 1843 and 1845), and having become a resident of Ohio, he was elected in 1848 to the Legislature of that State; and in 1860 he was elected a Representative, from Ohio, to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving on the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. In 1862 he was re-elected to the Thirtyeighth Congress, serving on the Committee for the District of Columbia.
Morris, Jonathan, D.—He was born in Ohio, and was a Representative, from that State, to the Thirty-first Congress.
Morris. Jonatham D.—He is the eldest son of Thomas Morris, was born in Ohio, and is a lawyer by profession. He served for twenty years as Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, and of the Supreme Court of Clermont County, Ohio; and he was a Representative in Con
ress, from Ohio, from 1847 to 1851. §. devoted to the practice of his profession.
Morris, Joseph.-Born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1795. He was left an orphan at the age of ten years, and having been apprenticed to the trade of a wheelwright, he continued to follow the business until he was twenty-five years old. In 1824 he was elected Sheriff of his native county. In 1829 he removed to Ohio, and devoted himself to merchandizing; he was elected to the Ohio Legislature in 1833 and 1834; he was Treasurer for Monroe County for one year, and, while in that office, was elected to Congress in 1843,
without an instructor, he commenced the study of law, adopted the profession, and became eminent. In 1806 he was elected to the Legislature of Ohio, and represented Chermont County, either in the Senate or House, for a period of twenty-four years, doing much to develop the resources of his adopted State. He was also Chief Judge of Ohio, and he was elected a Senator in Congress for the long term, from 1833 to 1839. He died December 7, 1844, and his Life and collected speeches and writings have been published in one volume, under the supervision of his son, Rev. B. F. Morris. While in Congress he ably defended the freedom of the press, the freedom of speech, and the right of petition. Isaac N. and Jonathan D. Morris were his SOIlS.
Morrison, George W.-He was born in Vermont, and was a Representative in Congress, from New Hampshire, from 1850 to 1851, and again from 1853 to 1855.
Morrison, John A.—He was born in Pennsylvania, and was a Representative in Congress, from that State, from 1851 to 1853.
Morrison, William Balls.-Was born in Monroe County, Illinois, September 14, 1825; received a liberal education, and adopted the profession of law ; in 1852 was chosen Clerk of Monroe County, which office he resigned to go into the State Legislature, where he served three years, and was Speaker of ...the House in 1859; served as a private in the Mexican war, fighting under Colonel Bissell at Buena Vista; after the Rebellion broke out, he organized the Forty-ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteers, and was severely wounded at Fort Donelson ; and while in command of his regiment in the field was elected a Representative, from Illinois, to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving on the Committee on the Militia.
Morrow, Jeremiah. — Born in Pennsylvania in 1770, but removed to the Northwest Territory, now the State of Ohio, in 1795, and was chosen a member of the Territorial Legislature in 1800. He was the first Representative in Congress, from Ohio, serving from 1803 to 1813; and was a Senator in Con
gress, from 1813 to 1819, being appointed, in 1814, a Commissioner to treat with the Indians. He was Governor of Ohio, from 1822 to 1826; subsequently a Canal Commissioner; served a second time as a Representative in Congress, from 1841 to 1843, officiating as Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands; and for several years before his death was President of the Little Miami Railroad Company. He died in Ohio, March 22, 1852.
Morse, Freeman H. — He was
born in Bath, Maine, February 18, 1807; was in the State Legislature from 1840 to 1844, and also in 1853 and 1856; was Mayor of Bath three years; was elected to Congress in 1843, serving one term ; and was re-elected a Representative to the Thirty-fifth Congress, from Maine, serving as a member of the Committee on the Cost of Public Printing, and that on Naval Affairs. He was also reelected to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He was also a member of the Peace Congress of 1861.
Morse, Isaac E.-He was born in Louisiana, and was a Representative in Congress, from that State, from 1843 to 1851.
Morse, O. A.—Born in Cherry Valley, 6tsego County, New York, March 26, 1815; graduated at Hamilton College, New York; studied law, but has not practised of late years; and was elected a Representative to the Thirtyfifth Congress, serving as a member of the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Morton, Jackson.—He was born in Virginia, and, removing to Florida, was a Senator in Congress, from that State, from 1849 to 1855. He subsequently entered extensively into the business of manufacturing lumber in Florida. Served in the Rebellion as a member of the Confederate Congress.
Morton, Jeremiah. —He was born in Virginia, and was a Representative in Congress, from that State, from 1849 to 1851.
Morton, Marcus.-He was born in Freetown, Massachusetts, December 19, 1784; graduated at Brown University in 1804; studied law, and devoted himself to politics; in 1811 he was cho