William Morris House
William Morris married his second wife, Patsy Hillian, on October 5, 1831. The couple had a son in 1835 when Morris was 74 years old.
William Morris, a Revolutionary War veteran, came to Montgomery County in 1806, He bought a 20-acre farm near Centerville in 1815 and moved into this house with his family. With no daughters in the family, they employed an African American female servant to help with the many domestic chores, a common practice at the time.
Historically, the first floor was divided into three rooms. he stone floor was originally made of wood planks with a root cellar below. Carillon Park created the opening in the ceiling in 1953 to allow a view of the second floor and roof construction.
Built circa 1815 on West Social Row near Centerville, Ohio.
Erected by Warren E. and Thelma L. Snyder.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 43.707′ N, 84° 12.017′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newcom Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Carillon Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Deeds Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Locust Grove School (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Viet Nam Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); The Patterson Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); The 93rd Regiment (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
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