Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FOUND: 1867 Marriage Certificate for MORGAN/SECRIST of Southern Indiana

Shelley Cardiel has found an 1867 marriage certificate for a southern Indiana couple and would like to give it to a descendant of the family. If you recognize this family, or can provide any other information, please contact cardiels@comcast.net. The marriage certificate is for Joel M. MORGAN and Mary C. SECRIST who were married 8 December 1867 in Harrison County, Indiana. Shelley's research has found additional information on this family showing their connection to other counties in southern Indiana:

Joel M. MORGAN was born about 1847 in Dubois County, Indiana to parents William D. MORGAN (b. 1824) and Margaret T. ROBERTSON (b. 1822). Joel was one of 6 children born to this couple including: John W.; Joel M.; Maria A.; Enoch H.; Asa F. B.; and Charles Anthony MORGAN, all born between 1845 and 1861.

Mary C. SECRIST or SECREST was born abut 1844 to parents Henry SECRIST (b. 1815) and Delana STROTHER (b. 1815). The family was from Harrison County, Indiana. The couple had 5 children including: Peter W.; Mary C.; John H.; Margaret A.; and George F. SECRIST, all born between 1832 and 1850.

Joel and Mary (SECRIST) MORGAN had a daughter, Maggie M. MORGAN born 1868. Joel MORGAN died 2 December 1934 in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana. His wife Mary C. (SECRIST) MORGAN died 5 April 1955 in New Albany and both are buried in the New Albany National Cemetery.

Census records provide the following details:
1850 census of Hall Township, Dubois County, Indiana:
--William MORGAN, age 27, a Laborer, born IN Margaret MORGAN, age 28, born KY John W. MORGAN, age 5, born IN Joel M. MORGAN, age 4, born IN

1850 census of Harrison County, Indiana:
--Henry SECREST, age 36, a Farmer, born OH Delana SECREST, age 35, born KY Peter M. SECREST, age 7, born IN Mary C. SECREST, age 6, born IN John H. SECREST, age 4, born IN Margaret M. SECREST, age 2, born IN George W. SECREST, age 6 months, born IN Catharine STRAWDER, age 13, born IN

1860 census of Posey Township, Harrison County, Indiana:
--William MORGAN, age 38, a Farm Laborer, born IN Margaret MORGAN, age 38, a Housekeeper, born KY John W. MORGAN, age 15, a Farm Laborer, born IN Joel W. MORGAN, age 13, born IN Maria A. MORGAN, age 7, born IN Enoch B. MORGAN, age 4, born IN Asa L. F. MORGAN, age 1, born IN

1860 census of Webster Township, Harrison County, Indiana:
--Henry SECREST, age 44, a Farmer, born OH Delana SECREST, age 45, a Housekeeper, born KY Peter SECREST, age 17, a Farm Laborer, born IN Mary SECREST, age 14, born IN John SECREST, age 10, born OH Mariah SECREST, age 8, born IN George SECREST, age 8, born IN William SECREST, age 6, born IN Elizabeth SECREST, age 4, born IN Daniel SECREST, age 3, born IN
+ 1 Domestic Servant

1870 census of Johnson Township, Crawford County, Indiana:
--Joel MORGAN, age 27, a Farmer, born IN
Mary C. MORGAN, age 26, Keeping House, born IN
Margaret MORGAN, age 1, born IN

1880 census of Patoka Township, Crawford County, Indiana:
Joseph M. MORGAN, age 33, Farming, born IN, parents born IN Mary C. MORGAN, wife, age 35, Keeping House, born IN, parents born IN/OH Margaret M. MORGAN, dau, age 11, born IN

1900 census of Jefferson Township, Dubois County, Indiana:
--Joel M. MORGAN, age 53, born Aug 1846, married 32 years, born IN, parents born IN, a Farmer Mary C. MORGAN, wife, age 55, born Jul 1844, married 32 years, 4 children/2 living, born IN, parents born IN John H. MORGAN, son, age 19, born Mar 1881, born IN, a Farm Laborer

1910 census of French Lick Township, Orange County, Indiana:
--Joel M. MORGAN, age 63, married 42 years, born IN, parents born IN, Own Income Mary C. MORGAN, wife, age 65, married 42 years, 8 children/2 living, born IN, parents born IN John H. MORGAN, son, age 29, born IN, a Farm Laborer

1920 census of Orleans Township, Orange County, Indiana:
--Joel M. MORGAN, age 73, born IN, parents born IN, a Day Laborer Mary C. MORGAN, wife, age 75, born IN, parents born IN John H. MORGAN, son, age 38, born IN, a Day Laborer

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