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Ezekiel Morley 1759-1852

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Ezekiel Morley was born in Glastonbury, Conn., in 1759. Enlisted Jan. 10, 1777 to serve three years in the Revolutionary War, in Capt. Joseph Williams' company, known as the 1st company, 3rd Mass. regt., Continental Line, commanded by Col. John Greaton; was discharged Jan. 10, 1780.

He removed to Ohio from Genesee Co., New York, in 1832, was placed on the pension roll May 2, 1833, which after his death was transferred to his widow. He died in Chester, Geauga Co., Aug. 6, 1852, lacking nine days of being ninety-three years old.

He assisted in erecting the first log cabin that was built in Cleveland.

Ezekiel Morley was one of the original surveyors of the Western Reserve landing at Conneaut Creek, July 4, 1796. "After a perilous journey by land and water. They christened the place Fort Independence, and celebrated the day with such demonstrations of patriotism as they were able to invent. They gave the National Salute with their fowling pieces, drank their toasts with water from Lake Erie, and blessed the land which they had helped to deliver from British oppression." He is buried in Kirtland, Ohio.

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