|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1800|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1893|
According to a biography of Jonas Morgan from a portrait and biographical album dated 1890, Jonas Morgan, the son of Daniel Morgan and Lydia Devon Morgan, was born September 12, 1800 in Shenandoah Valley, VA, but his family moved to Licking County, Ohio where he lived until 1833, when he moved to Putman Township, IL.
Jonas was one of nine children born to Daniel and Lydia. Daniel passed away in 1879, Lydia in 1886. Jonas' siblings included James Morgan, George Morgan, Daniel Morgan, Robert Morgan, Nimrod Morgan, Lydia Morgan, Sarah Morgan, and Mary Morgan.
Jonas received only a limited education in the common schools of Ohio and started a business career for himself at twenty-two years of age. On September 9, 1822, Jonas married Miss Delilah Burge, daughter of John and Margaret Burge, of Pennsylvania. Jonas and Delilah lived in Hoop Pole Township, Licking Co, IL on a farm until 1833 when they moved to Illinois. Jonas Morgan was one of the early pioneers of Putman Township. At the time of his first appearance, the county was in a very wild and uncultivated state. He had all the hardships associated with improving the farm. He came just at the end of the Black Hawk War. His land was all timber. He built a small log house and lived in a very modest and quiet manner. According to his biography, written in 1890, [at 90 years of age] "He is bright and a cheerful companion. In fact, he has always been a man of unusually strong mental and physical powers."
Jonas and Delilah were the parents of twelve children: John, Daniel, James, Elizabeth, Harvey, Elmira, Eliza, Delilah, Lydia, William, Lavina, Harvey (#2).
Jonas and Delilah were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Jonas was one of the first trustees of the church and was class leader and superintendent of Sunday school. He was a prominent member of the Christian Union and also a member of a militia company of Ohio. Jonas was always active in politics, voting Democratic ticket.
Jonas and Delilah were highly respected and liked throughout the community, where their list of friends grew longer and longer each year.
Submitted by Nancy Scordino, great-great granddaughter of Jonas Morgan.
The People's Press, Feb. 20, 1893: Jonas Morgan was born September 12th, 1800, in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and died Jan. 15th, 1893, aged 92 years, 4 months and 5 days. Mr. Morgan professed the Christian faith when he was about 30 years of age and united with the Methodist Episcopal church and lived a devoted Christian until his death. He leaves a Christian wife. Twelve children were born to them, ten of whom survive him. Mr. Morgan came to Fulton County in the year 1837 and located on section 28 in Putman Township. Like all the old pioneers he suffered many privations and hardships in getting his wilderness farm under cultivation. By his economy and industry he succeeded in accumulating considerable property. The funeral services were held at the house on account on the illness of Mrs. Morgan. The text was, Thou shalt come to the grave in a full age, like the shock of corn cometh in his season. Job 5-26. The sermon was preached by Rev., E. O. Norville.
Delilah Burge Morgan (1805 - 1895)*
James Simeon Morgan (1839 - 1904)*
Harvey Morgan (1847 - 1930)*
Created by: CJKirkpatrick
Record added: Jan 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17467447
Added: Sep. 3, 2012
Jonas, I know you are in heaven with your beloved Delilah. I just want to say that I can only hope you are looking down on me with pride. I want to know all about our family tree. Please do all you can to help guide me find out everything there is to ...(Read more)|
Amy Morgan Thompson
Added: Aug. 22, 2007