From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 863-864



Albert Morley was born in Ontario County, N. Y., March 13, 1832, a son of Ebenezer and Salinda Morley, the former a native of Connecticut, born April 26, 1792, and the latter of Vermont, born in 1797.  In 1842 Ebenezer Morley came to Steuben County, Ind., and settled on section 21, Richland Township, where he became a prominent and influential citizen.  He died in 1864 and his wife in 1859.  Of their family of eleven children five came with them to this county -- David, now of Iowa; Jane, wife of R. V. Dally; Albert; George, of Michigan; and James.  Martin came later but returned East and died in Pennsylvania; Mrs. Mary Perkins, deceased, also came later; Calvin came before the parents but is now a resident of Washington County, Neb.  In his early life the father was a Democrat but his last vote was for the Republican ticket.  Albert Morley is one of the active, public-spirited men of Richland Township, and has served the people in several offices of trust and responsibility.  When he was fifteen years of age he began to take care of himself and learned the trade of a carpenter and joiner, subsequently becoming a master-builder and contractor.  He has worked at his trade the most of the time till within the past few years.  Nov. 8, 1852, he was married to Ruth Dally, who was born in Ohio, March 16, 1833.  Their only child, Robert G., is a partner of his father in the ownership of the real estate and business.  The farm contains 86 acres and is situated on sections 19 and 20, the residence of the father being on section 19 and the son's on section 20.  They were for some time in the mercantile business at Richland Center but in January, 1884, sold out to John W. Douglass.



Submitted by Kim Davoli