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Elizabeth Phillips d/o Edmund, md. Henry H. Morgan

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08 Oct 2013 12:30 #1359 by Mamie
Henry H. Morgan resides on section 5, town of Wheatland. He is a son of Richard Morgan, a native of New Hampshire, who settled on this farm in 1856. When a young man, Richard Morgan moved to Maine, where he married Achsah Whitcomb. From there he moved to this State. At this time he had a family of five children—Samuel, the eldest, came here with a family of his own; he now resides in Ogden, Boone Co., Iowa. Joseph, the second son is now in the town of Sterling. Two other children are Achsah and Henry H., the latter of whom owns the homestead where his father settled in 1856. He was born in the State of Maine, in 1840, and came to this county the year after his father. He married Elizabeth Phillips, a native of Monmouthshire, England. Edmund Phillips, her father, having died in England, her mother emigrated to the United States with her family in 1854. Mrs. Phillips moved to De Soto in 1863, and resided there until her death, which occurred in May, 1869. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have five children—Mary W., Roscoe P., Grace C., Wesley H. and Maurice E. The homestead farm has now 220 acres, it originally contained 240. Mr. Morgan is one of the prominent farmers of the town of Wheatland. He has been a justice of the peace and assessor of the town, and is at present chairman of the town board, a position which he has held for six years.

Source: History of Vernon County, Wisconsin, Illustrated, published by Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Ill., 1884; Pg. 739

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