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MORFORD, HENRY- author, editor, etc..
Posted by: Ken Cutler (ID *****3367) Date: September 28, 2008 at 16:54:39
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Looking for Henry Morford scholar. Henry was an author- plus, born 1823 died 1881. I have collected many of his works and letters and want to speak/communicate to anyone who has done same, or who hails from his line. Henry was the son of William Morford (b. Sept. 23, 1796 d. April 28, 1868)and Elizabeth Willett (b. Feb. 14, 1794 near Bay Shore, N.J. d. Jan. 31, 1835). He grew up in Monmouth County, NJ but moved to Brooklyn NY in about 1856 where he was a newspaper editor, magazine editor, writer of novels, poetry, travel guides, plays, and many letters. He had a bookstore at 52 Broadway, and affiliated himself with many of the "power people" of his day, including Whitman, Hawthorne, and Tweed.

There are several mysteries that surround his life and work that I am trying to puzzle out. For instance he was buried next to his wife Blanche D. Morford see Tombstones found at the Cemetery Adjacent to the American Baptist Church, Kings Highway, Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ 69 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748-2001, USA (See http://distantcousin.com/Cemetery/NJ/Monmouth/AmericanBaptist) BUT there is information that leads me to believe that a woman calling herself, Mary Morford, may have actually been his wife after Blanche.

ALL help appreciated.

Ken Cutler
Gandolf95@aol.com


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