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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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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

Reeves Washington Riggins

Reeves Washington Riggins
b. 4 March 1802, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 2 February 1881, Coles County, Illinois

m. 31 August 1834, Union County, Indiana
Perlina White
b. 25 September 1813, Union County, Indiana, to Asa and Mary (Lewis) White
d. 25 January 1895, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Perlina White:
• Charles W. (1835-1908) married America Hodge
• Asa V. B. (1837-1906) married Zelpha M. Walker
• Richard S. (1839-1911) married Adaline Davis
• Sarah E. (1841-1905) married Jasper Cartwright
• Bathsheba (1843-1928) married Nathan Ashby
• Emanuel (1845-1922) married Rosaline Thompson
• Mary Jane (1847-1877) married Henry Chism
• John A. (1849-1870)
• Lafayette (1851-1890) married Elizabeth Beavers
• Adeline P. (1853-1949) married Thomas C. Orr

In about 1834, Reeves moved to Union County, Indiana with his siblings, John Alfred Riggins, Richard Stokes Riggins, and Polly Riggins and her spouse, Isaac Dunn. Reeves left Indiana in about 1846 and moved to Coles County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com

Modjeska Pauline Richison

Modjeska Pauline “Polly” Richison
b. 25 September 1907, Jay County, Indiana, to Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander) Richison
d. 21 March 1989, Seattle, King County, Washington

m/1. 18 May 1926, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Melburn Theodore Thornburg
b. 9 November 1903, Jay County, Indiana
d. 4 January 1987, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana

m/2. after 1926
Paul Armstrong

m/3. before August 1949
Elwood Thompson

m/4. after 1952
James Jackson

m/5. by 1973
William Cleary

m/6.
Stankey Rohr

Pauline’s first husband, Ted Thornburg, worked at Kistleman’s Wire Mill in Muncie for many years and was reputed to have bootlegged booze during Prohibition while married to Pauline. They divorced, and she married several more times before her death. She never had any children although her brother, Frank, seemed to remember being told that she miscarried one child.

Paula, as she was known outside the family, married her third husband, Elwood Thompson, in the late 1940’s. He was a navigator on a plane shot down over Korea, and his body was never recovered. She was a widow (Mrs. Stankey Rohr) when she died.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

N. R. Thompson

N. R. Thompson
b. 7 October 1846, Jennings County, Indiana
d. 25 April 1921, Osage County, Kansas

m/1. 12 September 1872
Emaline Miller
d. 27 December 1891, Osage County, Kansas

m/2. 24 October 1904, Osage County, Kansas
Ida McLaughlin

Children:
• Iva G.
• Lory L.
• Delgar W.
• Ina Rubie
• Gertrude Hill
• Ira
• I. W. Cramer

N. R. had a brother, J. L. Thompson of Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Indiana.

N. R. left Indiana about 1884.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Marilla Thompson

Marilla Thompson
b. 10 December 1849, Leesburg, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Samuel and Sarah Thompson
d. 20 March 1919

m. 8 June 1879
John Williams
d. 9 July 1903, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

Children with John Williams:
• Sarah Lovella married Richard Schultz
• Harry Herbert
• Olive Gertrude
• Ira
• Samuel C.

Marilla left Indiana in 1870.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Christina Peterson

Christina Peterson
b. 29 April 1833, Orserum, near Grenna, Smaland, Sweden, to Peter and Anna Brita (Jonson) Peterson
d. 20 January 1907, Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 26 April 1856, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Charles “Carl” J. Anderson
b. 23 October 1833, Grenna, Smaland, Sweden
d. 10 September 1921, Independence Lake, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children with Charles J. Anderson:
• Alfred John (1857-1935) married Nellie Elizabeth Englund
• Theodore Emanuel (1858-1926) married Louisa Matilda Anderson
• Fred William (1861-1927)
• Oscar Amel married Anna Christina Johnson
• David Clarence (1866-1941)
• Anna Lydia (1868-1937) married Oliver Thompson
• Nancy Amelia (1871-1892)
• Medora Christine (1873-1953) married Erland Klas Lind
• Emma Charlotte (1875-1951) married Alton J. Stenseth
• Mary Josephine (1879-1916) married Bryant O. Benjamin

Christina’s family came to Indiana about 1852 via New York. She left the state between August 1856 and February 1857 for Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Her son, Oscar Amel, changed his surname to Allen.

Submitted by:
Edith Grindstaff Anderson
Saline MI