Morris Homestead Historical

Morris Homestead Historical (HM1V59)

Location: Romulus, MI 48174 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 12.097', W 83° 24.249'

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This early Victorian farmhouse was built by Robert Anson Morris and Hiram G., his son, circa 1860, of select timbers from the North. Robert and Jane Phillips, his wife, came from New York state, and in 1854 purchased this 100 acres from George W. Moore. Robert was a wealthy landowner, charcoal maker, and abolitionist. He was fatally shot by highwaymen on the Chicago Road in 1866 while returning by team and wagon after selling wool in Detroit. His daughter, Mary Jane, married Peter C. Bird. Hiram (1842-1917), a scholar and musician, continued charcoal and brickmaking, fruit and berry farming on this place.

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Hiram and his two wives, Lucia Peck (d. 1886) and Annie Downing, had nine children born in this house. They were: Mila, Jennie, Loy; Ray, LeVerne, Charles (killed in France in World War I), Pearl, Harold, and Willard. The Morris farm was sold when LeVerne moved to California in 1926. Harold regained the farm and raised fancy garden produce for 20 years, moving to Florida in 1952. The house and 30 acres was bought by Frederick W. and Helen Hay (dau. of Ray V. Morris) in 1980. House restoration by Frederick Morris Hay and Gerald A. Diepenhorst, grandsons of Ray. Restoration completed in July of 1983.
HM NumberHM1V59
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Date Added Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 301517 N 4674960
Decimal Degrees42.20161667, -83.40415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.097', W 83° 24.249'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 5.82" N, 83° 24' 14.94" W
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Area Code(s)313, 734, 248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13739 Huron River Dr, Romulus MI 48174, US
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