Mary Ellen Morgan

Female12 March 1840–22 May 1864

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Morgan was born on 12 March 1840, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, John Carman Morgan, was 34 and her mother, Ellen Eleanor Wilcockson, was 26. She married Christopher Cox on 18 February 1858, in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Deep River Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 22 May 1864, in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Dresden Cemetery, Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Cox
Mary Ellen Morgan
Marriage: 18 February 1858
Samuel Cox
William Edgar Cox
Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Cox
Mary Cox

Sources (18)

  • Mary Cox in household of Christopher Cox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E. Morgan, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Mary Ellen Morgan Cox, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1858Poweshiek, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Poweshiek, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Poweshiek, Iowa, United States


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

    Age 7

    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh (especially Glamorgan): from the medieval Welsh personal name Morgan, Morgant (Old Welsh Morcant, of uncertain etymology).

    Irish: importation of the Welsh surname (see 1 above), to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin (see Merrigan ).

    Scottish: probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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