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John Morris, farmer, Rogersville, PA, was born in Center Township, Greene County, PA, March 28, 1832 and died on Jan 5, 1922. He is buried in the Roseberry Cemetery, Center Township, Greene County, PA.
His parents, Ephriam and Martha Roseberry Morris, were natives of Greene County, where they were married and spent all their lives. John Morris was twice married. First on Nov 11, 1854, to Sarah Church, a native of Center Township, and daughter of Elijah and Anna Church. By this marriage Mr. Morris is the father of six children: Martha A., wife of Harvey Call; James M., Asa W., John J., Arta M., wife of Goodwin Hunt, and Elijah. Mr. Morris married his second wife, Elizabeth Phillips, a native of Marshall County, WV on Nov 30, 1879. Her parents were Joseph and Anna Ingram Phillips, natives of West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Morris were the parents of two children, Joseph Garfield and Sarah.
During the Civil War, he served with Company F, Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, receiving a wound at Williamsburg from a piece of shell.