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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

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William Palmer Sparks

William Palmer Sparks
b. 1 April 1843, Moore’s Hill, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Hamlet and Elizabeth (Chisman) Sparks
d. 15 April 1915, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa

m. 18 October 1866, Moore’s Hill, Dearborn County, Indiana
Anna Minerva Harding
b. 13 August 1848, New Marion, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 14 May 1910, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Anna Minerva Harding:
• Lillie (b. 1867)
• Charles (b. 1868)
• Harry (b. 1869)
• Ida May (b. 1875)
• William (b. 1877)
• Edward (b. 1878)
• A. Montgomery (b. 1881)
• Alice (b. 1884)

The family left Dearborn County, Indiana, about 1878.

Submitted by:
Kathryn M. Jennings
Orland Park IL

Jemima Santee

Jemima Santee
b. 24 March 1777, Washington County, Pennsylvania, to George and [–?–] Santee
d. 8 December 1864, Mercer County, Illinois

m. 18 October 1794, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Andrew Long
b. 10 May 1758, Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to William and Elizabeth (Henderson) Long
d. 16 November 1835, Brownsville, Union County, Indiana

Children with Andrew Long:
• Phoebe (b. 1795) married William Retherford, Jr.
• Elizabeth (b. 1797)
• John (b. 1799) married Mary Hutson May
• Isabella A. (b. 1801) married David Honeyman
• Andrew H. (b. 1804) married Timandra Sparks
• Mary Ann (b. 1807) married Rezin Pratt
• William (b. 1810)
• Sarah (b. 1812)
• Jane (b. 1815)
• Rebecca
• Hugh A.

The family came to Union County, Indiana, in 1830 and left in 1835. Andrew Long was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Sometime between 1828 and 1830, a wagon train moved out from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and started west on the Cumberland Road. The people in this group are found in the 1830 census in Union County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Nadine D. Holder
Sierra Vista AZ
E-mail: nadin@c2i2.com

Enoch Canada Morris

Enoch Canada Morris
b. 15 May 1830, Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, to Hezekiah Morris and Nancy Anna (Penney) Morris
d. 11 Oct. 1920, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

m. 27 Oct. 1885, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN
Lydia Etter
b. 5 Sept. 1833, Putnam Co., IN
d. 1 Oct. 1916, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL
bur. Enoch and Lydia are in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

Children with Lydia Etter:

  • Anna Rebecca (1856-1938) m. John M. Sparks
  • David Henry (1859-1939) m. Minnie Richardson
  • Hezikiah Dolphus (b. 1861) m. [–?–]
  • John Will (1864-1956) m. Elsada Isabel Shuck
  • Joseph Simpson (1867-1901)
  • Melissa Catherine (1869-1893)
  • Frederic Nelson (1871-1899)
  • Violet Elizabeth (1874-1965) m. William Forest Cain
  • Milford Manford (1878-1901)

Born in Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, Enoch and his family moved to central Illinois by covered wagon in October 1874. They stayed in Cumberland Co., IL until the following October 1875 when they moved north-northwest into Shelby Co., stopping at Middlesworth, Shelby Co., IL. In October 1877, the family moved to their new home northwest of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL. Enoch found a wooded area near the banks of the Kaskaskia River. He cleared the area for the house, and he built their home from the logs of the trees he had felled. From 1877 to 1885, Enoch was engaged in timber work, mostly in getting out railroad ties, chopping woods, etc.

Enoch and Lydia were both very devout in their religious beliefs. He was a member of the Old Predestinarian Church on Walnut Creek in Putnam Co., IN. Lydia was formerly a member of the Church of the Brethren near Clinton Falls, IN. In February 1906, Enoch and Lydia moved into Windsor, IL, to live the remainder of their days with their son, John Will Morris, and his family. Both Enoch and Lydia are buried in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL.

Submitted by:
J. Fred Schouten
Bourbonnais, IL
E-mail: FredSchouten@netscape.net

John Sparks

John Sparks
b. about 1814, Estill County, Kentucky, to George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks
d. 1870’s

m. 14 November 1837, Johnson County, Indiana
Delila Ann Demar
b. about 1819
d. about 1855, Putnam County, Missouri

Children with Delila Ann Demar:

  • Nancy Jane
  • Talton Emery
  • Daniel
  • James
  • Martha Ann
  • Fanny
  • George

John immigrated to Indiana in 1826 from Kentucky and resided in Brown and Johnson counties in Indiana. He left Indiana in 1846 for Putnam County, Missouri. John Sparks is said to have died along the Oregon Trail.

Submitted by:
Michael R. Darnel
Granger IN

William Hogg

William Hogg
b. 8 May 1787, Antrim, Ireland
d. April 1880, Graysville, Putnam County, Missouri

m. 25 April 1839, Brown County, Indiana
Luanna Sparks
b. 16 May 1821, Estill County, Kentucky, to William and Nancy (Crawford) Sparks
d. 29 May 1910, Graysville, Putnam County, Missouri

Children with Luanna Sparks:

  • Francis
  • Susan
  • William
  • James
  • Nathaniel
  • Talton Emery
  • Oliver Perry
  • Alsalom
  • Edward
  • Aaron
  • Layton Cay
  • John Richard
  • Thomas

William immigrated to Indiana in 1837 and resided at Hamblen Township, Brown County, Indiana. He emigrated from Indiana in 1855 to Elm, Putnam County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Michael R. Darnel
Granger IN