Throwback Thursday – Historically Speaking

Throwback Thursday – Historically Speaking


According to Washington County Historian Jeremy Elliott, this is the old home-place of Harvey Morris Esq. & Martha Tucker Morris that sits on the corner of Main Street and Hackberry/Hwy.56, now lived in by Mrs. Ginger Morris. 

Harvey was a local attorney and occasional author, (including; Washington County Giants and Washington County’s Underground Railroad), a grandson of county pioneer, Benoni & Rebecca (Trueblood) Morris. 

Martha, also was a granddaughter of early pioneers, James and Sarah (Huston) Tucker and the daughter of Judge Tucker. 

Martha is considered to be the original matriarch of our county historical society, serving as president and for many years as the driving force of the organization, preventing it’s demise. 

She also served as the Vice President of the Indiana Historical Society and was the Genealogical Editor for the Indiana Magazine of History and the Indianapolis Star. 

Martha was also instrumental in the organization of the Salem Public Library. 

Harvey & Martha’s benevolence ensured the survival of the Washington County Historical Society for over 2 decades.