John Hamilton Morgan

8 August 1842–14 August 1894 (Age 52)
Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of John Hamilton

When John Hamilton Morgan was born on 8 August 1842, in Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, his father, Garrard Morgan, was 36 and his mother, Eliza Ann Hamilton, was 27. He married Helen Melvina Groesbeck on 24 October 1868. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866. He died on 14 August 1894, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Hamilton Morgan
Helen Melvina Groesbeck
Marriage: 24 October 1868
Helen Melvina Morgan
Elizabeth Morgan
Eliza Ann Morgan
Ruth Morgan
John Morgan
Flora Groesbeck Morgan
Nicholas Groesbeck Morgan Sr.
Gail Morgan
Bessie Morgan
Gerard Earl Morgan
John Hamilton Morgan II

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    24 October 1868
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 6
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 14
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann: 4th Child of Samuel Linton and Ellen Sutton taken from Linton family newsletter June/July 2004

    Bio-sketch taken from Mary Ann's own journal. Mary Ann Linton was born in 1865 in Nephi, Utah and named after her father’s younger sister. She married John Hamilton Morgan on 7 June 1888 (she was 23 y …

    Sources (67)

    • John W Morgan in household of Gerrard Morgan, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Morgan in entry for Mathias C Morgan and Nellie Agnes La Rheir, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • J in entry for Elizth Morgan, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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