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McDONOUGH COUNTY, ILLINOIS
MARY E. GEORGE
|Author - Marcia Farina|
Joseph H. Morgan was born in Alabama in 1847. In 1870 he was residing in Fountain Green Township, Hancock County, Illinois (perhaps with his mother and two younger sisters).
Maria Elizabeth George, eldest daughter of Jacob and Christina George, was born in Ross County, Ohio, in 1851. The George family made their way west and settled in Hire Township, McDonough County, Illinois, in the mid 1850s.
Joseph and Maria were married in McDonough County on November 13, 1873, by Judge J. B. Nickel. Marriage Documents
Joseph, Maria and their first child, a son, were counted in Hancock Township, Hancock County, in 1880. Three daughters, one of whom perished, were born to them within the decade. A biography of Maria's father, published in 1885, stated that the Morgans were living in Tennessee Township, McDonough County.
Joseph died in 1897 and was buried at Friendship Cemetery.
Maria and children were farming rented land in Tennessee Township in 1900. In 1910 and 1920 Maria was in Colchester Township, McDonough County.
Maria died September 17, 1922, at Colchester, and was buried at Friendship with Joseph and their infant daughter.
The Morgan children were:
enumerated June 28, 1860, dwelling #2106
Jacob George, 30, male, farm, value of real estate 650, value of personal estate 700, born Hesse
enumerated June 8, 1870, dwelling #179
Jetton, Naoma, 53, female, white, keeping house, value of personal estate 100, born AL
enumerated June 27, 1870, dwelling #18
George, Jacob, 41, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 6000, value of personal estate 2000, born Hesse Darmstadt ?, both parents foreign born, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
enumerated June 11, 1880, dwelling #86
enumerated June 6, 1900, dwelling #110
Morgan, Mar__ [last letters obscured by enumerator's notations], head, white, female, Jan 1851, 49, widow; mother of 4 children, 3 living; born OH, both parents born Germany, farmer, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English, rented her farm home, farm schedule 25
William H, son, white, male, Mar 1876, 24, single, born IL, father born AL, mother born OH, school teacher, months not employed - 4, could read, write and speak English
Mary B, daughter, white, female, Oct 1882, 17, single, born IL, father born AL, mother born OH, [no entry for school attendance], could read, write and speak English
Frankie A, daughter, white, female, Oct 1889, 10, single, born IL, father born AL, mother born OH, at school for 6 months, could read, write and speak English
enumerated April 19, 1910, dwelling #118, Roberts Street
Morgan, Mariah, head, female, white, 59, widow; mother of 4 children, 3 living; born OH, both parents born Ger. German, spoke English, own income, could read and write, owned her home free of mortgage
Price, Frankie, daughter, female, white, 20, married (1st) for 2 years, born IL, father born AL, mother born OH, spoke English, could read and write, did not attend school after Sept. 1, 1909
Clayton, son-in-law, [a bracket was drawn to indicate that Clayton and Frankie were a couple], male, white, 34, married (1st) for 2 years, born IL, both parents born U.S. spoke English, optician, working on own account, could read and write
page 87A, enumerated January 17 and 19, 1920, dwelling #349, Roberts Street
Morgan, Maria, head, owned her home free of mortgage, female, white, 68, widow, could read and write, born IL; both parents born Germany, mother tongue German; spoke English
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