Found him on the 1850 Woodstock, Ulster, NY census (img 27) as Morgan L. Finger
age 27, farmer. He lives next door to his brother John
Found him on the 1860 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (img 49) age 36, farmer. His father Philip
age 68 and mother Margaret
age 66 are living in his household.
Found him on the 1870 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (img 182) as Morgan L. Finger
age 44, farmer.
Found him on the 1880 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (dist 154 img 1) as Morgan Finger
age 56, farmer.
—During the thunder storm an Saturday night, May 21st, lightning struck a tall balsam tree standing on the premises of Mr. Morgan L. Finger
on the Saugerties & Woodstock Turnpike. A wire clothes line was fastened to the corner of the kitchen and extended from there to the tree and from thence to a post a short distance away. The lightning passed down the tree and on reaching the wire line separated and followed the line in both directions from the tree. That portion of the fluid which went to the post followed it and entered the ground; that which went to the kitchen did considerable damage. The corner of the kitchen where the line was attached was completely demolished; all the things hanging in the room on nails, etc., were knocked from their places and lay strewn about the floor in more or less damaged condition. The accident occurred about 11 o'clock when all the members of the family were in bed and asleep. They however were all awakened by the concussion and very much frightened but received no injury. - The Saugerties Telegraph
June 2, 1881.
Found him on the 1900 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (dist 130 img 11) as Morgan L. Finger
age 76, farmer. He is a widower and living with him is his daughter Emeline Mann
age 48, widow. His birth is listed as March, 1824.
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