Elite Societies of Philadelphia
Main Line Atlas, Gladwyne Library
Joseph K. Eyre was born in 1810 in New Jersey. It is unclear when he moved to Lower Merion, but he was on the property by 1850 according to the census log for that year. He used the land for farming, and though he did not have servants, he did hire farmhands to help with the tasks necessary for running a farm. These farmhands were predominantly from Pennsylvania and Ireland, and often if the farmhands were married, their wives would work in the house as domestic servants. He and his wife Anna had five children: Charles (1843), Emily (1846), Edward (1848), Elizabeth (1852), and Ella (1857). In 1886, Eyre sold the property to Effingham B. Morris.
 Year: 1870; Census Place: Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1377; Page: 533B; Image:590; Family History Library Film: 552876
 Year: 1850; Census Place: Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_800; Page: 167B; Image:517
 1850 United States Federal Census, Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.
 Moon, Robert Charles. The Morris Family of Philadelphia. Vol. 3. Philadelphia: RC Moon. 1898.