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Volney Edgar Morgan

Volney Morgan

Volney Morgan

Volney Edgar Morgan
birth: 8 Dec 1849, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana to John Morgan & Margaret A. Bright
death: 15 April 1935 Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
burial: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

marriage 1: 11 Feb 1877, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana
Elizabeth Christina Bruner
birth: Indiana to Nancy Bruner (b. 29 Apr 1829 d. 24 Mar 1883)
death: 10 Apr 1887, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana
burial: Veal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Christina Bruner

Christina Bruner

marriage 2: 8 Apr 1888, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana
Mary Ann Miles 

marriage 3: Apr 1920, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
Julia Cummings 

marriage 4: Dec 1926, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
Junetta Bailey

Children of Volney Edgar Morgan and Elizabeth Christina Bruner:

  • Florence Isabelle Morgan (1875-1950) m. 1890 Henry John Miles
  • Bertha P. Morgan (1879-1950) m. 1907 Orville W. Lee
  • Lee Royce Morgan (1881-1881)
  • Thomas Edgar Morgan (1883-1978) m/1. 1904 Sadie B. Hendrix; m/2. 1928 Florence Kemplin; m/3. 1937 Ethel Prosser

Children of Volney Edgar Morgan and Mary Ann Miles:

  • Nettie J. Morgan (1889-1893)
  • Joseph W Morgan (1890-1977) m. 1915 Stella Shaw
  • William Alexander Morgan (1892-1983) m. 1913 Lila Northey
  • Oscar Morgan (1894-1967) m. 1921 Grace McGinnis
  • Andrew Valentine Morgan (1896-1988) m. Dorothy Burns
  • Mary M. Morgan (1898-1956) m/1. 1917 Harold Dunlap; m/2. 1954 Rallph Ozburn
  • Francis Aloysious Morgan (1900-1984) m. Helen Duryea
  • Margaret Elizabeth Morgan (1901-1955) m. 1922 Robert Sieloff
  • Barbara Agnes Morgan (1903-1993) m/1. Edward Humpal; m/2. Albert J. Ordway
  • Harry M. Morgan (1905-1951) m/1. 1936 Ruth Reed; m/2. 1951 Lelia L. Lynass

The obit for Volney:
“Valentine Edgar Morgan. Valentine Morgan grew to manhood in Fredericksburg, IN.  He was left an orphan when he was a mere child and had to make his way however he could.  As a result he was not able to obtain so much as a grade school education.  He could not read a book or write a letter.  But he did pick up a surprisingly good practical education in his own experience.  However the lack of education seriously limited him all through his life and this, together with much bereavement he experience, caused him to be very quiet and reserved.  In the years 1895 he came to Dawson County, Nebraska and he has resided here ever since.

While he himself belonged to no church, so far as is known, ….He himself attended worship in the Methodist church of Lexington until he was no longer able to do so.

In 1871 Mr. Morgan married Elizabeth Bruner in Fredericksburg, Indiana.  To this union 2 daughters and a son were born.  These survive their father.  They are Mrs. Bertha Lee, Forrest Park, Illinois, Mrs Henry Miles, North Platte, Nebraska, and Mr Edward Morgan of Oshkosh Nebraska.  The mother of these three passed away in about 1885.

In April, three years later, Mr. Morgan married Mary Miles in Washington, Indiana.  To this union 10 children were born.  One daughter, Nettie passed away in 1893 at the age of 3 years.  This Mrs. Morgan passed away in 1910.  The 9 children who survive their parents are, Joseph W. Morgan and Mrs Mary Dunlap of Lexington, William A. Morgan, San Diego, California, Oscar J. Morgan, Fr. Collins, Colorado, Andrew and Frank Morgan, Cheyenne Wyoming, Mrs Marjorie Sieoff, Ainsworth, Nebraska, Mrs Bea Humpal, Ravenna, Nebraska, and Dr. Harry Morgan, Ship Surgeon on the USS Grant (at sea).

Then years after Mrs. Morgans death Mr. Morgan married Julia Fox in Lexington, Nebraska.  This was in April 1920.  Two years later Mr Morgan was again bereaved of his wife.

Five years later in 1927, Mr Morgan married Junetta Gullick in Lexington.  Mrs Gullick-Morgan survives her husband.”

When Volney married his first wife Christina Bruner he used the name Volney Morgan in 1877.  Then when he married Mary Ann Miles he used the name Valentine Morgan in 1888.  His son Thomas Edgar Morgan said his father’s name was Volney.

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.com

John Morgan

John Morgan
birth: 26 Aug 1811, Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia)
death: 17 Jun 1852, Washington County, Indiana
burial: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana

marriage: 24 Dec 1835, Floyd County, Indiana
Margaret A. Bright
birth: 2 May 1815, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky to John Andrew Bright & Lydia Hinkle
death: 16 Aug 1902, Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana
burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Children of John Morgan and Margaret A. Bright:

  • Richard George Morgan (1836-1912)  m. 1863 Hester Ann Russell
  • Elizabeth Martha Morgan (1838-1973) m. 1854 Calvin Henry Thompson
  • John Bright Morgan (1840-1913) m. 1861 Mary E. Kipp
  • William Henry Morgan (1842-1926) m.1866 Sarah Louise Elliott
  • Sarah Ann Morgan (1844-1934) m. 1865 George William Tolson
  • David Kimble Morgan (1847-1926)  m/1. 1872  Hannah Sipgler; m/2. 1875 Harriet Sparks
  • Volney Edgar Morgan (1849-1935) m/1. 1877 Elizabeth Christina Bruner; m/2. 1888 Mary Ann Miles; m/3. 1920 Julia Cummings; m/4. 1926 Junetta “June” Bailey
  • Lydia Morgan (1852-1906) m. Joseph C. Loughmiller

John moved to Floyd County, Indiana with his parents in 1815. He married Margaret Bright in Floyd County and their first child, Richard, was born in Terre Haute, Vigo County. By 1842, the family lived in Frederickbury, Washington County, where son William was born.

Thomas Albert Morgan, born 25 Aug 1805 and John Morgan, born 26 Aug 1811 were brothers born in Wheeling, West Virginia and settled in Indiana in 1826 at Fredricksburg, Indiana.”

“John B. Morgan Sr. was born in Virginia, presumably in the Shenandoah Valley.  In 1815 his, parents moved to Floyd County Indiana, in 1815, where he was raised and educated.  He entered the saddle and harness trade with his brother Thomas in 1825 in Fredericksburg, Indiana. and the business proved profitable.  The 1850 census indicated that he had $2,000 to his name, which was quite a bit for that period.“

“John’s son Kimble and Volney were the first to settle in Daviess County, Indiana.”

“Richard George Morgan was born at Terri Haute, In 8 Feb 1836.  His parents moved to Fredricksburg , Posey County, in the Spring of 1841, opening an general store and harness shop in the old building recently torn down to give place to Julian’s new building.  At that time Washington Street was the State road.  A brick hotel that stood near the wall on that street, the brick building now occupied by Thomas Richards and a few cabins constituted the town.
Mr Morgans father (John) soon erected an old fashioned English inn, where H.L. Siegs residence now stands.  It was a very large building, containing more than twenty rooms, had great double porches and was built with a view to the convenience and comfort of the traveling public.  It was destroyed by fire about 1855.”

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.com

Orrin Lemuel Chapman

ORRIN LEMUEL CHAPMAN
b. 6 April 1841, Door Prairie, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Reuben Gates and Matilda (Bryant) Chapman
d. 21 October 1919, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas

m/1. 4 June 1862
Josephine Anderson
b. 1839, Pennsylvania
d. 15 August 1893, Lake County, Indiana

m/2. 25 December 1862, Lake County, Indiana
Almeda Augusta Chapman
b. 19 July 1841, Lorain County, Ohio, to Orvis A. and Electra Minerva (Buck) Chapman
d. 22 February 1915, Athol, Smith County, Kansas

m/3. 14 November 1869, Greenwood County, Kansas
Sarah M. Casner
b. 15 February 1851, Richland Township,
Washington County, Arkansas
d. 25 March 1886, Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri

m/4. 15 June 1876, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa
Mary Jane Shelton
b. 10 January 1856, Davis County, Iowa, to John and Nancy Ann Hawkins (Bagby) Shelton
d. 17 January 1918, Iola, Allen County, Kansas

Children with Almeda Augusta Chapman:

  • Omer
  • Azel Vanrensler (1866-1932) married Mrs. Matilda Ann Styles
  • Charlotte Cecilia “Lottie” (1868-1966) married Andrew Jackson Highland

Children with Sarah M. Casner:

  • Reuben (1872-1872)
  • Minnie Josephine (1873-1934) married Carl Frederick Sorensen
  • Thomas Jefferson (1876-1967) married Sara Emma Chance

Children with Mary Jane Shelton:

  • William Josiah (1877-1943) married Mabelle Wilkerson
  • LeTracey Ettie (1878-1880)
  • Jeannettie Matilda (1880-1965) married Isaac Terrell
  • John Orin (1882-1964) married Stella May Butler
  • Perry Jesse (1887-1969) married Magdalen Catherine “Betty” Bright

Orrin lived in Door Prairie, LaPorte County, and West Creek, Lake County, before leaving Indiana between 1864 and 1866.

Submitted by:
Kathryn Cox
Liberty Hill TX

David B See

David B See
b. 28 February 1835, Indiana, to Jacob A. and Elizabeth I. (Cook) See
d. 4 March 1910, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

m. 23 June 1884, Sand Creek, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Matilda Jane Bright
b. 21 December 1861, Dunn County, Wisconsin
d. 23 May 1933, Auburn, King County, Washington

Children with Matilda Jane Bright:

  • Ethel Anna
  • Elsie May

Indiana is cited as David See’s birthplace in the Bright family Bible (written in his wife’s hand), on his death certificate, on the registration of his marriage to Matilda Jane Bright in 1884, and in the 1870, 1880, and 1900 U.S. censuses for Wisconsin. However, the 1840 birthplace of David’s brother, John Bruce See, is cited as Wisconsin. Therefore, apparently Jacob A. and Elizabeth See emigrated from Indiana to Walworth County, Wisconsin, sometime between the 1835 Indiana birth of their son David and the 1840 Wisconsin birth of their son John. The family’s Indiana residence is unknown.

Submitted by:
Lois J. Porter Mueller
Middlebourne WV