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Morgan, Thomas (Sangamon Co., IL)

Born: 1783-XX-XX Kentucky

Died: 1858-XX-XX Schuyler County, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

During the War of 1812, Morgan served in William Henry Harrison's Army of the Northwest, seeing action at the sieges of Fort Meigs and the Battle of the Thames. After the war, he relocated near in Hamilton County, Ohio, near Cincinnati, where he married Elizabeth Butler, with whom he had seven children. In 1822, Morgan and his family moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, purchasing public land and settling south of Spring Creek, west of Springfield. He and his family later moved to Schuyler County, Illinois.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 532-33; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Sangamon County, 68:1, 2, 6, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Thomas Morgan to the Editors of The Old Soldier