William Morris Homestead

In 1855, William Morris and his wife Harriett Evans crossed the plains in a handcart company. He lost his wife and five children to diphtheria while living in Marriott between 1863 and 1864. He became melancholy for the remainder of his life with the loss of so many family members. With two surviving children, he built an adobe home on this site and later married Elizabeth Russell Hamblin, widow of Duane Hamblin, the son of Jacob Hamblin. The house was filled with nine more children, including his step-daughter. William prospered as a farmer and cattleman. Today a portion of his farm at this site is preserved as perpetual open space within Morris Meadows Subdivision.

Marriott-Slaterville City Historical Marker historical marker #6, located at 1800 West 700 South in Marriott-Slaterville, Utah