Morgan, William P.

Born: 1803-04-01 Tennessee

Died: 1877-08-12 Cass County, Illinois

Flourished: Cass County, Illinois

Morgan was a farmer and landowner who settled near Richmond in present-day Cass County, Illinois, before 1830. In 1850, Morgan owned real estate valued at $2,000. By 1860, he claimed over $8,000 worth of real estate and a personal estate of $1,600. In 1829, Morgan married Rebecca Taylor, with whom he had at least seven children.

U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Morgan County, IL, 56; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Cass County, IL, 13, U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Cass County, IL, 126; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Mason County, 69:124; Cass County, 68:79, 70:14, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Cass County, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 23-24; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Morgan County, 20 August 1829, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Mount Olive Cemetery, Chandlerville, IL.