Morgan, Edward Fletcher
Age: 21, credited to Cavendish, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/01/1842, Plymouth, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Conrad Cemetery, Kalispell, MT
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Edward F. Morgan is listed in the 1880 census of Silver (Cherokee Co) Iowa: Edward F. Morgan (age 38), Alice Morgan (wife, age 27); No children at this time; 1900 census of Willow township (Cherokee Co) Iowa Edward Morgan (b. Vt., April, 1841), Alice (wife, b. Kentucky, Aug., 1850, age 49). Ruby Morgan (b. Iowa, Feb., 1890, age 10, daughter). --1910 census, living in Kalispell, Montana: Edward F. Morgan (age 67) m. 40 yrs to Alice J. or Alice J., can't read (age 59, b. Iowa) Looks like they had 3 children, but only 1 alive in 1910. --1930 census of Kalisbell (Flathead Co) Montana:Edward F. Morgan (age 89, widower, b. Vt., ) living with John Parsons (b. Iowa, age 58), and his wife Ruby L. (b. Iowa, age 40). and their son Manford Morgan, b. Montana (age 14).
From: Cherokee County Biographical History, 1889, page 411-413: EDWARD F. MORGAN has been prominently identified with the interests of Cherokee County since 1869. He was born in Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont, April 1, 1842. His parents, Isaiah and Harriet (Potter) Morgan,were of English-Irish, and English ancestry. His Grandfather Morgan was a soldier in the Revolution. His grandmother's people were the Parkers, a family well and favorably known for generations in New England, and active participants in the immortal struggle for independence. Edward F. lived in Vermont until nearly twenty years of age, assisting in the cultivation of the old home farm. On October 23, 1862, the spirit of freedom strong within him, he enlisted in Company C, Sixteenth Vermont Volunteers, and joined the noble army then struggling to preserve the Union his ancestors had helped to establish. He was honorably discharged October 23, 1863, but again impelled by the impulses of patriotism, he enlisted in the Third Battery of Light Artillery, Vermont Volunteers, September 2, 1864, and served until peace again came to our distracted land. His health was impaired by the exposure and hardships which he endured in the service. He saw much hard fighting; was in the battle of Gettsyburg, and saw General Hancock near the Peach Orchard shortly after that hero was wounded. He was in the battles and skirmishes at Hagerstown, Rappphannock, Manassas, before Petersburg, near the Rapidan, Culpepper Court-house, Bristow's Station and Warentown Junction. At Gettsburg he saw the Louisiana Tigers make their famous but futile charge under General Pickett, and after that battle he was in the march from Gettysburg to Hagerstown, in the Second Army Corps. At different times during his service he was under Generals Hooker, Meade and Grant. After the war Mr. Morgan went to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he was an engineer in one of the mills. He resided there until 1869, when he came to Cherokee County and took a homestead of eighty acres in Pitcher Township; he improved this land and made it his home until 1881, when he settled in Willow Township. He now owns a good farm of eighty acres upon which he has built a comfortable dwelling, and made many other improvements. The place is well watered, and offers excellent advantages for stock-raising. Mr. Morgan is a member of General Custer Post, No. 25, GAR, and was formerly a member of the Patrons of Husbandry. Since his residence in Cherokee County he has been called upon to fill various local offices of trust and responsibility, and has ever merited the confidence reposed in him. For five years he was justice of the peace of Willow Township, and for a time was supervisor of District No. 1. Politically he is a Republican of the old school. Mr. Morgan was united in marriage May 29, 1869, to Miss Alice Collins, of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. She is a daughter of Henry and Lucinda (Walker) Collins, natives of Kentucky and Missouri respectively. Mrs. Morgan comes of a family of pioneers of Wisconsin and Iowa. Her uncle, Henry Walker, was the first white child born in Clayton County, Iowa, her grandfather, T. B. Walker, being one of the early settlers of that county; at one time he kept the fort at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Mr. Morgan is a man well informed on the early history of Cherokee County, and has many vivid recollections of the trials and hardships of those times. There was a time when he knew every man in the county."
Ludlow, Vt. NEWS: -- 13 Feb., 1925: "Christopher Hall has received another letter of one of his old comrades from Co. "C" 16th Reg't Vt. Vols. It was from Edward F. Morgan (age 86) of Killsbar, Montana, who is judge of probate at the present time, but is planning to give up the office soon." --20 Feb., 1925: To Mr. Christopher Hall, from Annie Smith, Box 4, Chester Depot, Vt.: My Dear Mr. Hall--: In reading your name in last week's paper, it brought back many memories of the long ago. I think you must be the same Chris Hall my father's tent mate. I was not born until some time after the war, but remember my father speaking of you many times and at the time we moved from Andover to Chester, of finding a letter from you to him. Did not he have the measles in camp and you cared for him? I remember a funny incident of my father visiting you. I think you lived in Plymouth; when he came home he said to my mother, Don't ever starch your pillow cases." She remarked, "Why Abe Rowell, what must that woman have though of you for you slept on her pillow shams." Where did the Mr. Morgan you speak of, live I am a member of the Woman's Relief Corps here but the old veterans have nearly all passed on. I would be very glad to hear from you. I am sincerely, --Annie Smith
Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.