Morehouse family
(transcribed by Pat O'Dell:

William Morehouse, farmer and stock raiser, section 16, post office Hopkins, was born in Essex County, New Jersey, near the city of Newark, September 20, 1806. He spent his boyhood days on a farm at his birthplace, receiving a common school education, and when sixteen years of age he accompanied his parents to Morrow (then Delaware) County, Ohio. They settled in the timber, and there William assisted his father and brothers in clearing a farm, and then improved one for himself. He was also engaged in the saw milling business twenty years, and being skilled in the use of tools, also worked some at the carpenter's trade. He came west in 1856 on a pleasure tour, and returned home and sold his farm, moving with his family in 1858 to Nodaway County, settling here in July of the same year. He purchased the land where he now resides in 1859. Mr M. has since given his attention to agricultural pursuits. The county was very thinly settled at that time, and he entered upon his second pioneer experience. His farm now contains eighty acres of improved land and sixty-eight acres of timber. He is a sturdy, honest and industrious citizen, and has seen many a hard day's work, but is still well preserved and well posted on the topics of the day. Mr M. was married about the year 1830, to Miss Elizabeth Aldridge, a native of York State. By this union they have five children living: Susan, (now Mrs John Goodman), Caroline, (widow of Luther Riley), Smith, Cynthia, (now Mrs Samuel Wood) and Percilla. Three are deceased.

Nodaway County, Missouri History of 1882, [page 621]

Harvey Morehouse, farmer and stock raiser, section 16, post office Hopkins, was born in Morrow (then Deleware) County, Ohio, July 28, 1831, and was there reared, spending his boyhood days on a farm, and receiving an education in the schools of the neighborhood. His father worked at the carpenter trade, and Harvey also learned to use the tools when quite young, and being of an ingenious turn of mind, took quite a liking to the business, and has followed it more or less through life. He emigrated west and settled in this county in 1858, when it was almost a wilderness, and has been identified with its growth and prosperity since. He has filled the offices of road overseer and school director several terms. He owns a nice farm of 120 acres, all of which is in cultivation and pasture lands. He has a small orchard and keeps a fair amount of stock. The tornado which passed through this region in June, 1881, swept the fence clear from forty acres of his land and damaged his crops to a considerable extent. Mr M. was an eye witness to the scene and assisted in caring for those injured. He was married in the fall of 1854, to Miss AdalineWood, a native of Cataraugus County, New York. They have a family of eight children: Charles, Lillian (now Mrs Cyrus White), Lucina (now Mrs H.C. Butts), Albert, Timothy, AliceA., Lemars and Ethie M. Mrs M. is a member of the M.E. denomination.

Nodaway County, Missouri History of 1882, [page 622]

S.A. Morehouse, farmer and stock raiser, section 16, post office Hopkins, was born in Morrow County, Ohio, December 12, 1833. He was reared at his birthplace, spending his boyhood days on a farm and receiving an education in the schools of the neighborhood. He also worked some at the carpenter's trade. Coming west in 1858, he settled in Nodaway County, and has since been identified with the growth and prosperity of this county. During the war he served in the Enrolled Missouri Militia. Mr M. has devoted his attention chiefly to agricultural pursuits, and now owns a fine farm of 100 acres, well improved. He has filled most all of the township offices. He is a member of Xenia Lodge No 50, A.F. and A.M. of Hopkins, and stands among the leading citizens of the county. Mr M. was married December 31, 1853, to Miss Alice Wood, an estimable lady. She was born in Erie County, New York, January 17, 1834. They have had six children, five of whom are now living--Edward, Madora, (now Mrs Wesley Gray,) Nelson, Frank and Marlo.

Nodaway County, Missouri History of 1882, [page 622]

Francis M. Morehouse, farmer and stock raiser, section 9, post office Hopkins, is the second son of Judge Stephen Morehouse, of Maryville, and was born in Mor[page 623]row County, Ohio, May 19, 1843. He was reared at his birthplace until thirteen years of age, spending his boyhood days on the farm, and receiving the benefits of an education in the schools of the neighborhood. In the spring of 1856, he accompanied his parents westward, they settling in Union Township, Nodaway County, where they commenced the improvement of a farm in the then wild and thinly settled county. Since that time they have been identified with the advancement and interests of Nodaway County. During the war, Francis served in the Enrolled Missouri Militia. He has given his attention to agricultural pursuits through life, and now owns a fine farm of eighty acres, well improved, besides twenty acres of timber. He has good buildings for the accommodation of his stock. His farm is watered by three good wells, and he also has a good young orchard. Mr M. has filled the office of road supervisor five years and school director two years. He was married, in 1870, to Miss Sarah E. Huls, a native of Kentucky. They have been blessed with three children, two of whom are living; Mattie M. and LunaV.

Nodaway County, Missouri History of 1882, [page 622-23]

G.A. Morehouse, farmer and fine stock raiser, section 17, post office Hopkins, was born in Morrow County, Ohio, March 26, 1845, and was there reared, spending his youth on a farm and receiving a common school education. Arriving at maturity he commenced farming on his own account, and in the spring of 1869 came west, settling in Nodaway County, Missouri. He has given his attention to agricultural pursuits through life, and now owns 40 acres of improved land and 10 acres of timber. He is largely interested in raising fine horses, roadsters of the famous Black Hawk and Hamiltonian stock, some of the best in the west. One of these animals took two premiums in Morrow County, Ohio. Mr M. also keeps three varieties of hogs--Berkshire, Poland-China and Jersey Reds, the last named being imported direct from New Jersey. He is also largely engaged in sheep raising, and in partnership with his brother owns about 300 head. Mr M. was married in 1868 to Miss Mattie Strawn, who was born in Perry County, Ohio, in October, 1842. They have three children Minnie M., John H. and Florence M.

Nodaway County, Missouri History of 1882, [page 623]

Judge Stephen Morehouse, public administrator, is one who has figured prominently in the early development of Nodaway County, and has been closely identified with its progress for nearly a quarter of a century. He is a native of New Jersey, and was born February 11, 1813. His father, Stephen, was also a native of New Jersey. When the subject of this sketch was in his eighth year, the family removed to Ohio, locating in Delaware County, where he was educated and reared to manhood. The father being a farmer, Stephen Jr spent his youthful days in tilling the soil. In 1834, Miss Hariet Wood became his wife. He resided in the Buckeye State until the spring of 1856, when, with his family, he came to Missouri, and settled in Nodaway County, ten miles north of Maryville. Here he entered half a section of land, and was among the first farm openers in that portion of the county, there being but two residents between his place and Maryville, which, at that time, was a diminutive cross road town. He was recognized among the most substantial and progressive agriculturists, until about seven years ago, when he removed to Maryville. Mr Morehouse, during his long residence in the county, has held many positions of trust and responsibility. He was one of the early county judges, being elected in 1858. For a number of years he served as justice of the peace. In 1874, he was elected probate judge, the duties of which office he discharged one term, and at present he holds the office of public administrator. In every office which he has held, Judge Morehouse has been found to be equal to all emergencies, discharging his obligations with the utmost fidelity. He is characterized for his numerous sterling qualities, and no man in the county has [page 804] more friends than he. His family consists of eight children living: A.P., Francis, Wellington, Stephen, Alvina, Ann, Polly and Rose Belle.

Nodaway County, Missouri History of 1882, [page 803-4]

Albert P. Morehouse. Among the active business men of Maryville, no one is deserving of more honorable mention than A.P. Morehouse. He was born July 11, 1835, in Delaware County, Ohio, and is the son of Stephen Morehouse, a native of Newark County, New Jersey. His mother's maiden name was Harriet Wood, a native of New York and a daughter of Russell Wood, who settled in Delaware County, Ohio, at an early day. Albert's early life was that of a farmer boy. His educational advantages were good and well improved, and at the age of eighteen he began to teach school in his native county, and in 1856 accompanied his father to Missouri. Here he continued teaching and employed his spare time in studying law. In 1860 he was admitted to the bar and the same year entered upon the practice of law in Maryville in company with Colonel Amos Graham, this relation continuing until the death of Mr Grahm in 1865. In 1871 Mr Morehouse relinquished active practice and gave his entire attention to real estate, and at the present time is the senior member of the firm of Morehouse & Sisson. The firm have as complete abstract books as are to be found in Northwest Missouri. In 1872 Mr M. was a delegate to the Baltimore convention, and in 1876 to the St Louis convention. In the fall of 1876 he was elected to represent his district in the state legislature, and made a diligent and faithful representative. He was married in 1865 to Miss Mattie McFadden, of Lexington, Missouri. Mr M. is a good financier, a man of progressive ideas, and liberal in devising for the interest of the community in which he lives. He has the confidence and respect of those with whom he comes into business relations, is wide awake to all matters of public concern, and has done much to develop the trade of his town and county. He is in the prime of manhood, full of life and business energy.

Nodaway County, Missouri History of 1882, [page 804]

Obituary [abstract] - Harriet wife of Stephen Morehouse, died in buggy accident, 76, born Jan 25 in New York; wed 1834; funeral 10 mi north of Maryville. Nodaway Democrat, July 9, 1891
Obituary [abstract] - Stephen Morehouse, died Sep 19, 1892 Maryville; born Feb 11, 1813 New Jersey; to Delaware Co, Oh when 8 yr old; in 1834 wed Mrs Harriett Wood; in 1856 to Mo; wife killed in runaway accident about 2 yrs ago; "remains were taken to the cemetery on the farm and laid to rest by the grave of his wife." Nodaway Democrat, Sep 22, 1892
Obituary [abstract] - Francis M.Morehouse, died Dec 27 1894 typhoid; wed Sarah E. daughter of A.M.Huls; son of Stephen Morehouse; born May 19, 1843 Morrow Co, Ohio; in 1856 to Union twp, Nodaway Co; buried "cemetery on the old home far." Nodaway Democrat, Jan 3, 1895