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John Benton Morgan
22 June 1876 Alabama Herald

Neta Wood transcribed this obituary and sent me this copy. John Benton Morgan was born about 1802 in Pickens County, South Carolina. He was the grandfather of Mary Ophelia Morgan Holdridge, and my third great grandfather.

Death of John B. Morgan

We regret to learn of the sudden death of our much respected old friend, John B. Morgan which occurred one day last week. Mr. M. retired at night in his usual health, after working all day, and next morning was found dead in his bed. He formerly resided in DeKalb and Cherokee Counties, but for several years prior to his death in Coffeytown Valley, in this County. He was in all relations of life, as husband, father, and friend, an extra ordinarily good man, and was beloved by all who knew him. He was about seventy-six years old; he had a fine constitution and almost uninterrupted good health. He was a consistent Christian, and was a member of the Methodist Church for near a half century. His aged widow and bereaved children and kindred have our sincere sympathy in their loss.