Rev. Samuel Dexter Morris
Son of John Morris (1774-1852) and Matilda Decker (1790-1836) of McKean Co PA. Born in Portville, NY in 1815, he died in Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY in 1887. Married Elizabeth Cordelia Knapp, May 1837 in Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Parents of eight children, born in various counties in New York and Pennsylvania, including Dr. J.E.K. Morris of Olean, NY. Occupation: Baptist Minister. Established churches and taught at schools from Buffalo to Pittsburgh. Famed evangelist, Jacob Knapp Jr. (1799-1874), was the stepbrother of Elizabeth. Donated by Charles Augustus Millard (1910-1995).