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    Andrew M. Morrow, farmer; P. O. Piqua; born on the farm where he now resides, Nov. 17, 1833; is a son of Richard and Frances (Clark) Morrow, natives of Pennsylvania, who were united in marriage July 5, 1814, and, in the fall of the same year, moved first to Highland Co., Ohio; thence in spring of 1815, to Miami Co., and settled on a quarter-section of land three miles south of Piqua; the country was then an almost unbroken forest. In the summer of 1817, they erected a double log house with a two-story front, which they occupied on the 20th of December; upon this homestead they spent the remainder of their lives, with the exception of a five years' residence in Piqua, returning to the farm in 1861. Mr. Morrow was a millwright in his youth, but after his settlement in Ohio, he devoted his life to agriculture. Their married life covered a period of half a century. He died May 28, 1864, 76 years of age; and she on the 12th of August, of the same year, aged 75 years. They were the parents of seven children; Joseph M., born March 11, 1815, who was killed by the fall of a roof-pole from the house on the farm of Judge Adams, two and one-half miles south of Piqua; Robert A., born April 11, 1818, died Nov. 19, 1846; Hugh C., born Oct. 9, 1820, died Sep t. 5, 1874; James, born Dec. 20,1822 ; Milton, born Feb. 14, 1825 ; William, born July 31, 1828 and Andrew M. Mr. Morrow was one of the early pioneers, and endured his share of their hardships; was prominent and active in that early day in the organization of the schools, churches and public enterprises of that period, being one of the organizers of one of the first churches of Piqua. He was Colonel and Major of the militia, and was generally designated as Maj. Morrow; was Township Trustee for many years, also County Commissioner for several years. He and wife were members of the Presbyterian Church for the greater period of their lives. Our subject has always resided upon the old home place, and married, April 8, 1858, Eliza E., daughter of Daniel and Margaret Drake; they had three children, Ella Frances, born May 16,1860 Margaret Caroline, born May 14,1862, and Harland D., born Sept. 5, 1873. Mrs. Morrow died Oct. 30, 1873. Dec. 27, 1876, Mr. Morrow was married to Olive L., daughter of James and Sarah Ann (Parker) Dennis, he a native of Ohio, and she of New Jersey; issue, two children-Clifton P., born Oct. 28, 1877, and Eliza D., born Oct. 14, 1879. Mr. Morrow and wife, like their parents before them, are faithful members of the Presbyterian Church. They have a fine farm of 136 acres of land, with good improvements, constituting a very pleasant home and farmer's residence.

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