|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1835|
|Death: ||May 24, 1896|
Simeon is my 2nd great grandfather on my paternal side. Simeon was born in Fentress Co., Tennessee. Fentress was formed in 1823 from Overton & Morgan counties. Despite this, you will see Overton listed as his birth county in many genealogies and his Civil War enlistment papers give Overton Co. as his birthplace.
Simeon served in Co. C, 43 Reg't Missouri Infantry Volunteers, of the Union Army. He enlisted Aug. 15, 1864 at Maysville, Missouri, mustered in Sep. 2, 1864 at St. Joseph, Missouri and mustered out Jun. 30, 1865 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 43rd Regiment was primarily assigned to fight the guerrilla action in the state. However, during his service his company was captured by the Confederate Army, Oct. 15, 1864, at the Battle of Glasgow in Howard Co., Missouri. Fortunately the Union prisoners were released or "paroled" the same day and Simeon returned to duty. The battle of Glasgow was a part of Price's Missouri Expedition, a raid by Confederates under the command of Major General Sterling Price into Missouri which began on 19 September 1864. Although Glasgow resulted in a Confederate victory, it had little long-term benefit as Price was defeated at Westport a week later.
Simeon married Eliza Jane Ogle Feb 26, 1860 in DeKalb Co., Missouri. They had eight children, Fannie J, John (Jehu) Grant, Ruth Adah, Frances Barton, Joseph M, Arthur Judge, Maud E and Docia Estella. They resided in DeKalb Co., MO, farming until around 1889-1890 when we find Simeon and Eliza living in McWilliams, Otoe Co., Nebraska. According to the 1890 Veterans Census, Simeon had contracted scurvy. No further details are given.
Simeon may have been postmaster of Loretto, Boone Co., Nebraska around 1891-1895. By the beginning of 1896 Simeon, Eliza and their daughter, Docia, were living in Cowles, Webster Co., Nebraska. In a letter, dated Feb 18, 1896 from Cowles, Nebraska, daughter Docia writes of how ill her father is and canceling a family trip to Missouri in the spring.
After Simeon's death, Eliza Jane moved to Pleasant Hill, Webster Co., Missouri and is found in 1900 living with her son, Bart F Morgan (Barton Frances). Where she died and is buried is unknown.
John Grant Morgan (1864 - 1920)*
Maud E. Morgan Paul (1875 - 1932)*
Co. C 43 Reg. Mo. Vol - 61Y 9M 29D
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Originally Created by: Gloria Barnes
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
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