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Name: Samuel Austin Morgan
Death Date: 09 Apr 1930
Death Place: Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee
Marital Status: Widowed
Race or Color: White
Estimated Birth Year: 1850
Birth Place: Tenn
Father: Daniel Morgan
Father's Birth Place: Tenn
Mother: Susana Smith
Mother's Birth Place:
Occupation: U. S. Commissor
Cemetery: City Cemetery
Burial Date: 10 Apr 1930
Collection: Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955
Cookeville Press April 10, 1930
Samuel A Morgan, aged 80, well known attorney and oldest member of the Cookeville Bar, died Wednesday morning at his home near this city. His death followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered a week ago.On the day before he was striken with paralysis, he returned from a visit with his son, Bedford Morgan, in Carthage, and then appeared to be as well as usual, but it had been apparent to his friends for the past year that his health and strength were declining....For the past eight years he had served as United States Commissioner at this place. He was born and reared in Jackson County and belonged to a prominent family in that county.
His father, Daniel Morgan, was a pioneer Primitive Baptist preacher. An uncle, Rev Austin H Morgan, was a well known Cumberland Presbyterian minister. In his youth, Samuel Morgan was admitted to the Gainesboro bar. He practiced law in his native county for years, but when the new county of Pickett was established about fifty years ago, he located in Byrdstown, where he continued in the practice for about 30 years. About 20 years ago, he moved to Cookeville, where he has since resided.
For several years after moving to this place, he was associated in the practice of his nephew, Daniel H Morgan...; after the dissolution of this partnership, he practiced alone.
While all his brothers were Democrats and Confederate soldiers, he became a Republican and for 50 years was one of the leaders of the Republican Party in the Upper Cumberland section, being a prominent member of his party's county, district and state conventions.He married Miss Margarette Lucetta Amonette of Clay County....She died about a year ago.
He is survived by seven grown children as follows: Bedford of Carthage, County Farm agent of Smith County; Benton M of San Antonio, Tx; Mrs. Laura Flowers, Bowie, Tx; Mrs. Susie Ledford and Mrs. S J Bowers of Cordele, Ga; J M and George Morgan of Cookeville.
In the courtroom and in his intercourse with friends and the public, his manner was always quiet, considerate and kindly. His nature was without bitterness or hatred. He was a well-read and well-informed man and his kindliness of heart impressed all who came in contact with him.
He was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Christian Church followed by burial in the family lot in the Cookeville cemetery.
Margarette Lucetta Amonette Morgan
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