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Thomas Morley 1758-1844

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.

Thomas Morley of Glastonbury, Conn., died in Kirtland, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1844, aged eighty-six years, and lies in Kirtland Cemetery.

During the Revolutionary War he served his country from Connecticut, enlisting in Jan. 1776, under Capt. Wells and Col. Cook, serving until Jan. 1777.

Again in Aug. 1777 he entered the same regiment for two months, under Capt. Bidwell; again, in July 1779, for two months.

He was in the battle of Stillwater.

Mr. Morley was one of the early settlers of Kirtland township. Arriving July 6, 1815 he began the settlement of his farm.
At the house of Thomas Morley, in 1818, was organized the first religious society in Kirtland. In 1824 this society erected its first church building, which was made of logs and occupied the site of the present day Presbyterian church. Mrs. Morley died in 1848.

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