|--------David MORGAN (Great Britain - 1817, Kentucky) | |---------Reece Jones MORGAN (1773, Virginia - 1835, Indiana) | | | |--------Deborah JONES (1751 - ) | |------Valentine MORGAN (1817, KY - 1880, Indiana) | | | | |-------- | | | | |---------Lucretia CRAWFORD (1778, Kentucky - 1864, Indiana) | | | |-------- | Cassius Homer MORGAN (1845, Indiana - 1927, Indiana) | | |-------- | | | |---------David THOMPSON (Virginia - 1824, Indiana) | | | | | |-------- | | |------Frances Ann THOMPSON (1822, Indiana - 1913, Tennessee) | | |-------- | | |---------Barbara (Lutz) RAY (1785 - 1855, Indiana) | |--------
The following biography appeared in an 1880 Vigo County History:
C.H. MORGAN, farmer, Prairie Creek, is the son of one of the old and respected citizens of Prairie Creek township, who came to Vigo county, in 1829, and settled in Prairie Creek township, where the subject of this sketch was born in 1845, he having remained at home working on his father's farm until he was man grown. After this he began for himself, and at the present time he is the owner of as fine a farm as there is in Prairie Creek township. His buildings and his surroundings to the passer-by will go to show that Mr. MORGAN has not been idle, although when he took his farm it was in the rough and was a heavy timbered farm. His father was born in 1816, and died March 29, 1880. Mr. MORGAN has been twice married. His first wife was Ophelia TRUEBLOOD, daughter of B.G. TRUEBLOOD, who was one of the early settlers of Vigo county. The maiden name of his present wife was Nancy M. GILLCREASE. Mr. MORGAN has four children by his former and one by his present wife. Mr. MORGAN is a member of the Masonic fraternity of Lodge No. 178, which meets at Prairieton, and in politics he is a staunch republican.
The house that Cassius built was still standing as of the late 1990s. Cassius attended Merom Union Christian College for one term, taught in a local school, farmed, settled disagreements between neighbors thanks to his law education and served one term as a Republican in the state House of Representatives, in 1897. He also ran a general store in Prairie Creek, built a kiln to make clay drain tiles and bricks and taught his second wife, Lida, how to sign her name, because she had only three months of school.
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