Introduction by Douglas Morgan
Douglas Morgan Tel 585 624 5902
Biographical Information 2018
My name is Douglas Morgan. I have researched Livingston County history for over twenty-five years. I am a life member of the Livingston County Historical Society. I am currently Vice-President of the Springwater/Webster Crossing Historical Society. I also belong to several other town historical societies in Livingston County, NY. I was Lima Town & Village Historian from 2009 until 2016 when my wife and I relocated to Florida. I remain active in Western NY State historical organizations via the internet. Since my retirement in 2006, Livingston County history has been my passion. I work very closely with the Livingston County Historian’s Office.
So, why I am writing a history of Tuscarora, NY? I am the grandson of Leslie & Ernestine (Sy & Teenie) Morgan who ran the general store in Tuscarora (the Petrie store – no longer standing) from 1932 until 1962. Growing up in Lima, NY, I would visit my grandparents for a few days in the summer where I spent time with my cousins – the Edick family. I have gone swimming in “the crick”, sledded down Schoolhouse Hill, and played on the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks even though warned by my Aunt Mary Edick to “stay away from the tracks”. Over the years, my wife and I have attended more church services in the Tuscarora Presbyterian Church than any other church. We know more people from Tuscarora than we knew from Mendon where we lived for thirty years. We rarely missed a chicken barbeque or roast pork dinner. We have attended several “Tusky” reunions. I grew up listening to my father’s tales of Tuscarora, some of which, I assume were true! I have photographed the three principal cemeteries – Dutch Street Cemetery, Union Corners Cemetery and Scipio Road Cemetery and compiled the results into alphabetical listings for each. I hope this work and its inclusion into the Nunda Historical Society website can be used to provide a reference book to those persons interested in Tuscarora history. I also invite you to add your own personal family stories or photos to this look at small town America which for the most part no longer exists. Thank You.