About Capt. Samuel Morey
- THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 272.
Samuel Morey April 23, 1762-April 17, 1843
Samuel was the second of seven children to Israel Morey (1735–1809) and Martha Palmer (1733–1810) and was Born in Hebron, Connecticut, but moved to Orford, New Hampshire, with his family in 1768. He later moved across the Connecticut River to Fairlee, Vermont, but was buried in Orford in 1843. Lake Morey in Vermont is named in his honor.
His parents were of Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut who moved to Orford, New Hampshire, about 1766. Inventor Extraordinary, gave first American demonstration of an automobile (1828), invented surface heated carburetor and patented liquid fuel internal combustion engine (1826), patented steam engine (1795), patented steam turning spit (1793) Samuel Morey acquired large landed estates on both sides of the Connecticut River; was extensively engaged in lumbering and had superior mechanical and scientific talents. He built the locks at Bellows Falls; patented a revolving steam engine in 1815; took out a patent for an engine to propel boats in 1795 and later, other patents for the same purpose, all of which were successfully applied.