Interim Content

Morin, Josiah


8 Jan. 1791–25/26 Oct. 1885. Farmer, merchant, judge. Born at Bourbon Co., Virginia (later in Kentucky). Son of John Morin and Sarah Fishback. Served in War of 1812. Married first Mary Shipp, 4 July 1815, in Kentucky. Wife died. Married second Harriet Barnet, 26 Feb. 1831, at present-day Daviess Co., Missouri. A pioneer settler of Millport, in present-day Daviess Co., 1831. Appointed county judge of Daviess Co., 1837. Elected state senator, 1838. Attended court hearing at Gallatin, Daviess Co., for JS, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Caleb Baldwin, and Alexander McRae, 9–11 Apr. 1839. After they were granted change of venue to stand trial in Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri, JS and his party stayed 14–15 Apr. 1839 in home of Judge Morin, who seemed at least partially sympathetic to Latter-day Saint cause. Lived at Gallatin, 1840. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri, ca. 1842; to what later became Oregon Territory, 1846; near Coloma, El Dorado Co., California, 1848; and to Green Valley, Sonoma Co., California, 1850. Lived at Analy (later in Sebastopol), Sonoma Co., 1860–1880. Died near Sebastopol.