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John Morris Wilmarth (1833-1888), oldest son of Nelson Wilmarth and Matilda Morris (1816-1838), daughter of John Morris and Matilda Decker of Ceres and Eldred, McKean, PA. He was born in Olean, Cattaraugus, NY on 15 Jul 1833. In 1838 Matilda died in childbirth at the home of her father in Ceres Twp. with a son, later named William Almond Wilmarth (1838-1914), who was raised by William and Calista Lamphier in Eldred, McKean, PA. After leaving the baby in good hands, Nelson and five-year-old John Morris Wilmarth moved to Athens County, OH, where Nelson remarried later that year. John M. Wilmarth is listed in the various biographies of William A. Wilmarth. "Morris" Wilmarth was raised in Carthage, Athens, OH and later moved West. John Morris Wilmarth married Mary Lucetta Buck in Carthage Twp., Athens, Ohio on 28 Jan 1858.