Russel Noble Tavern House

The tavern house of Russel Noble was removed to make room for the brick hotel built by J.A. McElwain in 1843, the Bingham Hotel, on North Main and Genesee Streets.  The tavern moved to North Main Street was occupied by the late George W. Morris, Esq.

"Russel Noble was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and married Cynthia Palmer at Orwell, Vermont.  They removed to Warsaw and settled on the West Hill in 1811.  They had three children: Achsa, born February 4, 1797  married Samuel Salisbury."

"George W. Morris was born on January 12, 1800 and married Minerva M. Scovel in 1823.  He settled in the north part of the town where he resided many years, and removed to the village where he died in November 1865.  He was a highly esteemed citizen and was elected Justice of the Peace in 1831 for four years and again in 1839.  He was a man of strict integrity and firmness of principle.  He was a thorough temperance man and a friend of universal freedom and lived to rejoice in the entire abolition of slavery in the United States.  As a member of the Methodist Church, he was one of its main pillars.  His wife and a part of his family still reside in Warsaw [as of 1869].  They had seven children of whom five are living, two having died young:  1.  Harriet A., 2. Resina; 3. Mariett, who married James H. Sperbeck, and had two children; 4.  Nathan Jackson, who married Geraldine L. Holly, a daughter of Alanson Holly, is a druggist in Chicago, and has a son; 5. Marvin W., who married Loduski Blair and has a son, George E."

Note:  J. H. Sperbeck is shown on a 1866 map as occupying the residence located at 160 North Main Street.

George W. Morris was the son of Lyman Morris who was born June 24, 1780, and married Resina Hotchkiss in Hampton, November 1798.  He removed to Warsaw in 1804, and settled a mile north of the village, where he resided until his death, January 16, 1854.  After having five children, including George W. Morris, his wife died January 23, 1829.

Summarized from Young's History of Warsaw, 1869.