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Belinda Caroline Jones Morlan
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1818
Casey County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1901
Wayne County
Iowa, USA

" Belinda C. Morlan, was born in Casey County,Kentucky, October 28, 1818, and departed this life February 7, 1901. She was therefore 82 years 3 months and 10 days of age.

She was the oldest of a family of eleven children, seven of whom are now living. While she was quite young, her parents William and Abigail Jones removed to Washington County Indiana, and soon afterwards Putnam County, Indiana, where she passed the remainder of her early life. Was married to Henry Morlan August 11, 1836, came to Appanoose county Iowa, in 1852, where he died November 22, 1861, since which time she has remained a widow.

To them were born five children four of which were present to administer to her wants during her sickness, and now to mourn the loss of a loving mother. Louisa Palmyra died when young, N.J. Morlan, W.E.L. Morlan, Mrs. Jane Butler and Mrs. Mary Owen survive her besides a host of other relatives. She had thirty-two grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren.

She was a believer in the Primitive Baptist doctrine of religion, expressing her hope in Christ when 15-years old. Her whole life was marked by that of a true Christian character; a kind and loving mother, a devoted wife, and a good neighbor. Grandmother, as she was commonly called was known far and wide, and the great concourse of friends and relatives who visited her sick room only proved how sadly she will be missed from among us.

Her sickness was of short duration. She had a sudden attack of la grippe, with partial paralysis on Saturday. Failing very fast her children and other friends were summoned, and every thing loving hands could do was done for the sufferer, but she could not abide with us longer, and on Thursday morning the Lord called her spirit home.

The funeral was conducted by Elder Sawin, of Moulton, after which the remains were laid to rest in what is known as Jones cemetery. "

And from the 1878 Biographical History of Appanoose County, Iowa: "Moreland, Belinda C ., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Confidence; daughter of Wm. Jones, who was born in Casey Co., Ky., in 1797; in 1817, married Miss Abigail Davis, native of the same county and daughter of Robert Davis; in 1819, removed to Washington Co., Ind., thence to Putnam Co., Ind.,; in 1851, to Appanoose; settled in Johns Tp.; entered 1,600 acres, on which he settled with all his children, and died in 1872; his wife died in 1870; had ten children, the eldest being Mrs. Moreland; she was born in Casey Co., Ky., in 1818; with her parents came to Putnam Co., Ind.

In 1836, married Mr. Henry Moreland; his father, Elijah M., was born in 1787; married Mary Boutnan; settled in Indiana, where his son Henry was born in1816; came to Putnam Co. in 1833; in 1852, Mr. and Mrs. Moreland came to this county and settled in Lincoln Tp.; in the spring of 1853, they moved to her present place of residence, where he owned 1,000 acres of land, most of which he had divided among his children, and to which they have added 1,500 acres.

Mr. Moreland was among the oldest settlers of the county and a prominent man. Was a Democrat and Conservative. Has held prominent offices both in the county and township; was an extensive stock-grower, and during the latter part of his life engaged in merchandising; he died Nov. 22, 1861, much regretted by all the county, and was attended to his last resting-place by a large concourse of the citizens; he left a wife and five children, the eldest of whom is Newton J., who was born in Putnam Co., Ind., in 1837; is now a resident of this township. Married Miss Emily Banks, daughter of Charles B., a former resident of this county, now deceased; Mary A., born in Indiana, in the same county, Sept. 3, 1840; her husband's biography appears elsewhere; Louisa P., born in Indiana Dec. 1, 1842, died March 27, 1864; Lucinda J., born in Indiana Jan. 4, 1847, wife of P. T. Butler, whose biography appears elsewhere; William E. L., born in Indiana Nov.9, 1849; married Miss Mary E. Freeman, daughter of W. W. Freeman, a resident of this county; they now occupy the old homestead." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Martin Jones (1796 - 1872)
  Abigail Davis Jones (1799 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Morlan (1811 - 1861)
 
 Children:
  Newton Jasper Morlan (1837 - 1924)*
  Louisa Palmyra Morlan (1841 - 1865)*
  William Elijah Lafayette Morlan (1849 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Belinda Caroline Jones Morlan (1818 - 1901)
  Louisa Jane Jones Morlan (1824 - 1904)*
  Nathan Marion Jones (1831 - 1904)*
  Sarah Jones Davis (1834 - 1923)*
  Jonathan Landon Jones (1837 - 1935)*
  John Allen Jones (1842 - 1929)*
  Newton Jasper Jones (1847 - 1888)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Jones Cemetery
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: MidwestAncestree
Record added: May 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90710297
Belinda Caroline <i>Jones</i> Morlan
Added by: MidwestAncestree
 
 
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