Wednesday, January 4, 2012

William H. Morgan and Catherine Peck

I don't seem to know a whole lot about William H. Morgan and his wife Catherine Peck. From what I have found William H. Morgan was born August 4, 1793 probably in North Carolina. He was the son of Thomas Morgan and Ruth Weisner.
William married Catherine Peck February 5, 1817. Catherine was the daughter of Peter Porter Peck and Catherine (Last name unknown). Not much of anything is known about her parents. It's another dead end.
Catherine Peck was born April 15, 1795 and died April 23, 1879.
The graves for both William and Catherine are in Ackworth, Iowa, where the family reportedly migrated after leaving Tennessee.  Their graves can be seen here along with many other family members, you can also see a photo of their church on this link.

This page on the same site has photos of some descendants of William and Catherine. I haven't figured out exactly who everyone is, it doesn't appear any are my ancestors, but they certainly are related somehow, and looking at old photos is always fun.

From what I have found so far these are the children of William and Catherine Peck Morgan:

  1. Matilda Morgan- born Dec 5, 1817. died April 20, 1855. She married James Allen
  2. Ruth Morgan- born Aug. 6, 1819 in TN. Died Dec 6, 1900. She married Jacob Beals in 1838 in Lost Creek, TN.
  3. *Elizabeth Morgan (my ancestor)- born Jan 16, 1821 in Lost Creek, Jefferson, TN. Died June 16 1890 probably in Iowa. She married Thomas Norris Allen
  4. David Morgan- born July 18, 1822. Died Dec 13, 1892. He married Lucinda Lee.
  5. Jonathan Morgan- born Mar 13, 1824 in TN. Died Mar 18, 1895. He married Jane Cuthbert.
  6. Abigail Morgan- born Dec 23, 1825 in TN. (no death date recorded right now). She married Abraham Beals.
  7. John Basil Morgan- born Sep 29, 1828 in Lost Creek, TN. Died Aug 15, 1879 in Fruitland, Kansas. He married Abigail Moore Aug 17, 1852. (I believe this is some of those pictured on the page I linked to above)
  8. Catherine Morgan- Born Apr 17, 1830 in TN. (no death date recorded). She married Frederick Smith
  9. Elisha H. Morgan- Born Jan 5, 1832 in TN. Died Sep 6, 1868 in Fruitland, Kansas. He married Eliza Jones. It appears these two are also buried in the same cemetery as his parents. 
  10. Susannah Morgan- Born Jun 17, 1833 in TN. Died Nov. 9, 1882. She married James C. Bales.
  11. Mirriam Morgan- Born Feb. 9, 1835 in TN. Died July 28, 1852. 
  12. Jeptha W. Morgan- Born Nov. 20, 1836 in Lost Creek, Jefferson, TN.  Died Jan 8, 1924 in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa. He married Arminta Canady in 1876.
  13. Rebecca Morgan- born Apr 23, 1838 in TN. Died Feb 19, 1892. She married Pleasant Jones
  14. William Morgan Jr.- born Dec 4, 1840 in TN. Died Feb 17, 1912. He married Elizabeth Carey.
That's pretty much what I have on this family group, I'm not even sure how accurate it all is. 

1 comment:

  1. This is as if some how the family was trying to hid from us William H. Morgan that is apart of my line, would have been Born about the date You Have Listed.
    I HAVE Census from Decatur TN. 1850 What i was asking of you is this same ?
    CENSUS–1850 Decatur County, Tennessee, Page 413, Family 58 (5 Sep 1850 - 4th Dist.):
    William H. Morgan 57 male NC farmer
    Sarah Morgan 40 fem NC
    James Morgan 14 male TN
    Allen Morgan 11 male TN
    Munevoy (?) Morgan 9 male TN
    Mahalia Morgan 7 fem TN
    Benj Morgan 6 male TN
    Nancy Morgan 2 fem TN
    Edward Morgan 22 male NC school teacher
    THIS is all i have and i Have Hit the Wall !