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Lorenzo Morris was born at Smithfield, Madison Co., Aug. 14, 1817. He was the son of David Morris, a native of Otsego Co., who settled in the town of Chautauqua, in 1829. Lorenzo received his education -in the common school and Mayville academy; studied law with Hon. Thomas A. Osborne; and was admitted to practice in 1841, and has been a justice of sessions. In 1839, he was commissioned colonel, by Gov. Seward. In 1867, he was elected senator; and, in 1872, he was appointed by Gov. Hoffman one of the commissioners to propose amendments to the constitution. He was also postmaster at Fredonia from 1855 to 1861. He was married in 1843, to Fanny E., daughter of Walter Strong, of the town of Westfield. He has three children: Ellen M., wife of John S. Russell, a partner in law with Mr. Morris; Clara A.; and Walter D.

Leverett Todd, from Waterbury, Conn., settled in Pomfret, on lot 45, bought in 1818. He married Charlotte Woods, by whom he had two sons and a daughter, the last of whom died young. He and his son Albert live together on the old farm. Andrew resides in Iowa.

Source: Young, Andrew W. History of Chautauqua County, New York. Buffalo: Printing House of Matthews & Warren, 1875. p. 638.



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