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Thomas Albert Morgan

Thomas Albert Morgan
birth: 25 Aug 1805, Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia)
death: 10 Jun 1899, Washington County, Indiana
burial: Canton Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana

marriage: 24 Sep 1827, Floyd County, Indiana
Harriet Buckman
birth: 14 May 1808, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Benjamin Buckman & Eunice Mather
death: 18 Mar 1889, New Philadelphia, Washington County, Indiana
burial: Canton Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana

Children of Thomas Albert Morgan and Harriet Buckman:

  • Benjamine F Morgan (1829-1881)  m. 1851 to Margaret Walker
  • Ermine Morgan (1831-1914) m. 1860 to James Grokett
  • Margaret Ann Morgan (1833-?) m. 1857 to Thomas Thompson
  • Thomas Richard Morgan (1835-1891) m. 1857 to Penelope R. Moore
  • Eunice L. Morgan (1837-?) m. 1860 William Durbin
  • Elmira Morgan (1839-?) m. 1856 to William A.  Auston
  • Lafayette Morgan (1842-1880) m1. 1868 to Mary McCurdy; m2. 1877 to Marg. Monroe
  • Clark Buckman Morgan (1846-1864) died in the Civil War.
  • Harriet Morgan (1847-1882) m. 1868 Henry Clay Durbin
  • Clarence D. Morgan (1850-1855)
  • Belle Morgan (1858-?) m. [–?–] Meadows

“June  12, 1889, New Philadelphia items–Thomas Morgan Sr. passed the way of all flesh, June 10th , of paralysis.  Deceased was 84 years old and leaves a family of four children, one son and three daughters, who still survive him.  One of his sons, Clark, who departed this life several years ago, met his death while out defending the Stars and Stripes.  His son Thomas R. Morgan lives in Campbellsburg.  Mr. Morgan was pioneer saddle and harness maker, having carried on the business here alone for 30 years. He was an industrious good citizen and a member of the Baptist Church.”

“Thomas Albert Morgan was born on Aug 25 1805, either in Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) or the Shenandoah Valley.  One of his grandchildren, Belle Meadows, recalled a story he related about having been lost in the mountains of Kentucky at the age of five, after trying to follow his father who was going hunting.  He became lost in the woods overnight while family and friends tried to locate him.  A Negro discovered him the following morning.  this story suggests that the Morgan family may have lived in Kentucky for a time.

In 1815, his parents moved to Floyd County, Indiana, where Thomas was reared and educated.  He moved with his brother to Fredericksburg in 1825 and opened a saddle and harness shop.  this business flourished and he became a prominent member of society.  Although not rich, he was financially sound.  On 26 Sept 1827, Thomas married Harriet Buckman in Floyd County, Indiana, who was the daughter of Benjamin and Eunice Buckman II.  They resided in Washington and Floyd Counties for the remainder of their lives and Thomas was renowned and respected throughout the area for the quality work he did.  Through out  the years they lived in Fredericksburg, Salem, New Albany, Canton and New Philadelphia.  On July 4 1885, Thomas and Harriet won a five dollar gold piece for having been married the longest of anyone present, 58 years.  Thomas died in New Philadelphia on 10 June 1889 and Harried died there on 18 March 1889.  They are buried in the Canton Cemetery in Canton, Indiana.”

New Philadelphia, Indiana is an unincorporated Community in Franklin Township, Washington  County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.com

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Evline Lillian Layton

Evline Lillian Layton
b. 18 September 1878, Union Mills, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Seymour Charlie and Estella M. (Bement) Layton
d. 5 February 1929, Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington

m/1. 12 September 1897, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington
Jacob Martin “Jake” Shetler
b. 11 November 1858, Kentland, Jasper County, Indiana, to Hezekiah and Nancy Ann (Sutton) Shetler
d. 19 August 1925, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

m/2. 13 November 1922, Everette, Snohomish County, Washington
Gust Hill

Children with Jacob Martin Shetler:
• Minnie “Blanch” (1898-1957) married (1) Gus Anderson, (2) M. B. Webb, (3) Fred Smith, (4) Cliff Cook, (5) Floyd Challender
• Harry Layton (1899-1974) married (1) Violett Gorrie, (2) Nancy Isabell Johnson Graves
• William Cecil “Wooley” (1901-1928) married Estelle “Dollie” Belle
• Lester Earl (1903-1963) married (1) Vera Viola Heay, (2) Grace Minney (Hoffman) Williams
• Charles Semore (1905-1993) married Stella E. Duree
• Genevieve Estella “Neva” (1907-1990) married (1) Ross Best, (2) Jack Taylor, (3) Bernard Neustead, (4) Johnny Krieger
• Jacob LeRoy “Roy” (1909-1987) married Mary A. Knight
• Emma Garnetta (1911-1918)
• Pearl Ione (1915-1989) married (1) Earl Joseph DePew, (2) Karl Johan Algat “Al” Hemmingson, (3) Milton Storrs

Evline’s stepmother, Lois C. Layton, put her in an orphanage when her father died in 1889. At age 15, she was adopted by the George A. Monroe, Sr. family, originally from Michigan City, who now made their home in Ferndale, Washington. After her marriage, she began to wonder about her family. Her mother, Estella, had married John F. Neu, and was living in Omaha Nebraska. They were reunited in 1907. After her divorce in 1920 from Jacob Shelter, Evline became a camp cook for logging camp #9 above Hamilton, Washington.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA

William Newton Monroe

William Newton Monroe
b. 4 June 1841, Flat Creek, Scott County, Indiana, to Sanders Alexander and Katherine Elizabeth (Monroe) Monroe
d. 26 December 1935, Monrovia, California

m. 24 December 1863, Fort Kearney, Nebraska
Mary Jane Hall
b. 1 January 1846, LaGrange, Lewis County, Missouri, to Milton S. and Nianna Hall
d. 8 February 1932, Monrovia, California

Children with Mary Jane Hall:

  • Milton Sanders (d. 1899)
  • George Otto married Anetta Evans
  • Myrtle Mignonette married Bruce C. Bailey
  • Jesse Lee (d. age 7)
  • Mabelle Huntington married Thomas Dyer

William’s family moved to Liberty Bell, Iowa, when he was only eleven years old. After finishing grammar school, he went to Ashland University, Iowa, and graduated at eighteen years old. Following graduation, he taught school in the John Wiley district on the Des Moines River. He had thirty-six pupils and received a salary of forty dollars a month. He took turns boarding with parents of his pupils.

On 3 August 1861, William enlisted in the Union Army at Ottumwa, Iowa. He joined the First Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and his regiment fought in battles in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. He was subsequently commissioned First Lieutenant and was mustered out in 1865 with the rank of Major.

After the Civil War, William engaged in railroad construction work in association with his father-in-law, building twenty-five miles of railroad from Omaha to Fremont, Nebraska. More railroad construction followed, taking the family from California to Texas, to Chile, South America, to Mexico, and to Alaska. Along the way he bought land, helped found the town of Monrovia, named in his honor, and served as the new town’s first mayor.

In 1935, at the age of ninety-four, he led the Monrovia Day parade when Monrovia celebrated its forty-ninth anniversary.

Submitted by:
Naomi Keith Sexton
Scottsburg IN
E-mail: scasi@c3bb.com

William Henry Bailey

WILLIAM HENRY BAILEY
b. about 1822, Indiana, to Aaron and Susanah Bailey
d. about 1854, Victoria County, Texas

m. 6 September 1846, Jefferson County, Indiana
Lucretia Monroe
b. about 1826, Indiana
d. about 1860, Victoria County, Texas (Locations for birth and death have not been proven.)

Children with Lucretia Monroe:

  • Oliver F. (b. 1848)
  • Sarah J. (1850-ca. 1859)
  • Cyrus A. (1853-1910)

The family emigrated from Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1846.

Submitted by:
Josephine Fitzhenry Hodge
Nassau Bay TX

Henry Raymond Monroe

Henry Raymond Monroe
b. 8 October 1888, Austin, Scott County, Indiana, to Joseph Levi and Mary Ann (Owens) Monroe
d. 28 April 1968, Newcastle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

m/1. 17 September 1909, Austin, Scott County, Indiana
Bertha June Peacock
b. 17 October 1887, Austin, Scott County, Indiana, to William and Sarah (Bolser) Peacock
d. 23 May 1944, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

m/2. about 1945, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cleo Harriott

Children with Bertha June Peacock:

  • Miles Lee (1910–1963) married Florence Gerber
  • Kenneth Raymond (b. 1912) married Ruth Reimer
  • Mary Mosell (1915–1988) married (1) John Pierring, (2) Lawrence F. “Jack” McIntire
  • Emma Elizabeth (1917–1987) married (1) Willard Owens, (2) Robert White
  • Josephine Wilma (1921–1986) married Robert Isabella
  • Margaret Rose (b. 1923) married Edward Seiling

Henry Monroe’s father and mother and his paternal grandfather, William P. Monroe, were all native-born Hoosiers.

Henry was Bertha June Peacock’s second husband. She first married Clem Chasteen.

Henry tried farming in both Indiana and South Dakota between 1917 and 1927 but in October 1927 moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he accepted a position as plant policeman with the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. He remained in Pittsburgh until his retirement in 1953 and move to Newcastle, Pennsylvania.

Henry’s son Kenneth Raymond did not like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after moving there in October 1927 with his parents. On 23 February 1934, with only an eighth grade education, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1960, after receiving a high school diploma from George Washington University and graduating from Los Angeles City College, he accepted a position as comptroller with the U.S. State Department. He retired after 10 years with a total of 35 years service with the U.S. government.

Submitted by:
Kenneth R. Monroe
Tampa FL