James Morphew (5th Generation in America)
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Born: 15 December 1805 on Elk Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina
Died: 24 September 1871 at Wapello County, Iowa
Married October 5, 1825 at Estill County, Kentucky to Rebecca Hogan. Marriage
bond recorded at Estill County is dated 20 September 1826.
Parents Joseph Morphew (~1775 – 1851) and Avis Eggers (~1778 – 1823)
Born: 28 November 1799 in Tennessee
Died: 23 November 1873 at Wapello County, Iowa
Parents: William Hogan (? To 1827) and Nancy Wadlaw (1779 - ?)
2nd Edition/Morphew-Murphy Story – J.R.Murphy 15 January 2002
THE EARLY YEARS – 1812-1820
James Morphew is to be remembered for his moves westward, spanning half a continent and is responsible for many of the Morphews in western Untied States. He began a search for lands which would grow his crops and would allow his people to prosper. He passed this dream on to his son who continued the search in 1865 when Humphrey S. Morphew, Sr. completed the westward journey to Oregon on a wagon train.
James was six years old when his parents pulled up stakes in North Carolina in 1811. Our youngster saw many things on the move to Pebble County, Ohio and/or Franklin County, Indiana. Whether his parents may have lived in Lee County, Virginia before passing through Cumberland Gap is not known. With wide eyes, James watched his parents, uncles, relatives, and neighbors gather into a single wagon train for their journey to the northwest. He probably spent many a mile walking beside his father’s wagon loaded with their family possessions. Their progress was slow with the primitive road little more than a series of wheel-breaking ruts, bottomless mud holes, and time consuming river fords. More than once he probably watched his father and other elders form a human chain to push out a mired wagon and help the horses pull the heavy wagons over a particularly steep ridge or hill.
The family undoubtedly took several milk cows and maybe one or two sheep, and James spent many an hour herding them along side the family wagon, or tending them with food during the wagon train stops. During the late afternoon after they camped, he saw his elders take their guns and disappear into Kentucky forest to bag game for their meals. During the late afternoon, he probably was all ears listening to friends his own age spin tales about blood-thirsty Indians. The romantic notions about the evening campfires probably didn’t exist much for the Morphews. They were too busy cleaning game for food, or mending the wagon and clothes, and preparing for an early dawn departure. James probably did spend many a night lying awake listening to the cry of wolves somewhere far off in the darkness.
James’s parents settled possibly as early as 1813 in Franklin County (became Union County), Indiana or briefly in Pebble County, Ohio 1819. In 1820 they show up on the U.S. census for Union County, Indiana.
ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, YEARS 1825-1827
In 1825 or 1826, we find James Morphew in Estill County, Kentucky. He is now 19 or 20 years old and he visits his oldest brother Nathan, cousins James, and Daniel Eggers who had just homesteaded land there.
A new generation had grown up and was getting married. In 1825 or 1826 James fell in love with a Hogan girl, and on October 5, 1825 he married Rebecca in Estill County.
Family records state Rebecca was nearly 26 years old, almost 6 years older than James. The age difference raises questions. Was Rebecca married before meeting James Morphew? Grace Morphew has suggested that James married a widow with one child, whose first name was Mahalia (or Mahala), born 1818. The Bible of his son, William Morphew, mentions Mahalia, but the information doesn’t indicate the parents. James and Rebecca name one child, Rebecca Mahalia Morphew, and Rebecca is unlikely would give two children the name of Mahalia. The above marriage bond between James “Murphey” and Rebecca Hogan proves her maiden name when her father, William Hogan, signs.
Morphew tax records in Estill County are found for only the year 1827 with Nathaniel Murphy and 3 James Murphys, one of which must be our James. In the following year both are missing (a nonrelated James Murphy exists in this county for a number of years). Rebecca Hogan’s father dies in early 1827 and her husband “James Murphew” had to sign as an heir. a legal document permitting the sale of the Hogan land in 15 September 1827. Somehow tales of new and much better land opening up in Indiana reached their ears; Nathan and Daniel Eggers Jr. are gone by 1826, the Morphews and Hogans by late 1827 or 1828.
THE PUTNAM COUNTY, INDIANA YEARS, 1827-1844
James and Rebecca head to Putnam County, Indiana in 1827, where many relatives and Morphews were moving. Arlie Morphew helps us with the records at Putnam County, Indiana, and suggests that the Morphews came “el masse” and settled either in Monroe Township (Uncle James, born 1776 and his children: David, Sarah, Mary, Silas, Diana, and Ezra.). In Floyd Township were James and Rebecca and their children. Benjamin (born 1811) who hadn’t yet married was near Nathan (born 1798) and his wife Lucy from Pebble County, Ohio. All the Morphews were less than 4 –5 miles apart. This land was heavily forested and the river bottoms provided the best farm lands and forest products among the hilly countryside. The territory was untamed wilderness and much work was required to clear the area for farming. Putnam County itself had its very first settler in 1822, only five or six years prior.
The U.S. Census of 1830 of Floyd Township, Putnam County lists James + Rebecca with one son and one daughter less than five years of age. Later in 1834, James became administrator of the estate of Washington Hogan, who was an uncle to Rebecca. The details of this probate are summarized in the William Hogan chapter.
Where James actually lived in Floyd Township is difficult to tell, because he bought and sold quite a bit of land. Deed indexes seem to be incomplete.
PUTNAM COUNTY MORPHEW CLAN
The land of Putnam County was good to the Morphews, for many descendants stayed put; even in 1965, a Jesse C. Morphew (Fillmore, Indiana) and Mrs. Leonard Morphew (Roachdale, Indiana lived near the original farms. Many Morphews were born or married here. Benjamin (born 1811) married twice here and Arlie Morphew is his grandson. Joshua Morphew (born 1814) married Naomi Aldridge, who later moved to Illinois when her husband died. Even Morphews married Morphews - Malinda Morphew to David Morphew on February 19, 1854. Today the main concentration of the Indiana group is now at Danville, Indianapolis, and Plainfield, which are a few miles outside the county.
MORPHEW REUNIONS IN INDIANA
Arlie Morphew once wrote: “The Morphews really used to have wing-ding reunions, and when I was 5 years old, I can remember them coming just like the locusts settling on the Pharohs – by wagon, buggy, on foot, and horse back. But time caught up with them. Some of the old ones died, so they were discontinued. In 1925 the reunion was started up again then for several years in Putnam County.” At one reunion over 125 Morphews attended. The reunions stopped in 1942 for the war, since many were going over seas to fight for their country. In 1964 they were again started in combination with the McCloud Clan who married so many Morphews. There are hopes that these may continue bigger and better in years to come.
WHERE ARE THE MORPHEW’S BURIED?
From Arlie Morphew: “I’ll tell you now, very hard to find any record of where they are buried. They just vanished and they were in Putnam County by the dozens. Several are buried at Barnard, Putnam County, several at Clear Creek, south of Groveland, and old Russell Cemetery. Don’t know about James and Polly. But Lucy and Nathan lived south of Barnard in Jackson Township until about 1875, but where they’re buried I can’t say - probably south of Higgins Bridge 3 miles north of New Maysville. Ben is buried in Page Cemetery in Hendricks County, died 27 April 1897.”
OCCUPATIONS OF PUTNAM COUNTY MORPHEWS
“You may wonder what they all did in Putnam County? They operated a large water grist mill and saw mill, and old deeds show they received or bought and cleared 100’s of acres of land from 1835 to 1858. Ben sold 160 acres when he moved to Hendrick County and moved his grist water mill from Clear Creek to Gell River, southwest of North Salem.” From letters of Arlie Morphew.
JAMES AND REBECCA MORPHEW’S LAST YEAR IN PUTNAM COUNTY
James and Rebecca Morphew sold their last land in November 1844 to Christopher Perkins and then left Indiana.
FULTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS YEARS 1844-1850
Possibly the reason that James broke family ties at Putnam County, Indiana in 1845 may have something to do with a letter by a Samuel R. Morphew to a relative of James, calling him dear cousin, and dated 1842 at Fulton County, Illinois:
“Tell Silas to come out here and look this country over (Fulton County), it has
Indiana skinned a mile.”
A number of Putnam County, Indiana, settlers were already living in Fulton County. I have a hunch that James did not come to Fulton County to farm land, but was involved in some sort of business venture.
In December 15, 1845 James Morphew is recorded buying land from Samuel and Mary Ann Minnick at the southwest edge of St. David, Illinois. The land involved the mill seat and mill yard at St. David, but it isn’t clear whether James bought it or it was excluded from the lands he obtained. More likely he had some sort of business or store related to the activities of the mill. On October 7, 1857, James and Rebecca Morphew sold to the Peoria and Hannibal Railroad Company for $1 the right of way along their land on the very southwest corner of St. David.
IOWA, THE FIRST TIME, ABOUT 1849/50 TO 1855
With the magic of new lands opening up in Iowa, James and Rebecca headed west, probably at the bidding of the rest of their relatives and friends. The Morphews did accompany their neighbors. The 1850 census of District 13 of Wapello County, Iowa shows living with them Eliah Allumbaugh (age 21) with his wife Rebecca (age 19) and their young baby, James. Next door was their son William Morphew (age 21) with wife Sarah Allumbaugh (age 19) and Garrett, less than 5 months old. Adjacent to them was William Hogan (age 48) and his wife Jane and family.
FULTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AGAIN, ABOUT 1855 TO 1861
Our first record of their return is the 1860 census of Buckhart Township, Fulton County, Illinois. Living with them are Margaret (age 15) and Riley (age 24) - who is helping with the farm work and Martha Allumbaugh (age 14), daughter of Garrett who now living nearby in the household of Martin Allumbaugh. Next door is the son Humphrey S. Morphew with wife Mary and son, Perry (age 1). In 1860, James and Rebecca Morphew sold to their son, William Morphew, 35 acres for $800 on Section 21 in Buckhart Township, Fulton County, Illinois.
FLOYD AND WAPELLO COUNTIES, IOWA, 1861 TO 1873
James and Rebecca next settled on land a little north of Nora Springs. According to Ory Morphew and Mrs. H.S. Morphew, Jr. (both of Nora Springs), James and Rebecca later pulled up stakes and join other relatives living in Pleasant Township, Wapello County, Iowa, near Bladensburg in 1870. James died there on 24 September 1871 and Rebecca on 23 November 1873. According to Mrs. Lucy Eaton of Garden City, Minnesota: “I believe my grandparents (James and Rebecca Morphew) were buried at Bladensburg, Iowa. Many years ago when I was a young teenager we visited my father’s sister Nancy and Elijah Eggers there, and we went to a cemetery not far from their home, as a I remember it was where my Grandparents were buried.”
At Putnam County, most of the children of James and Rebecca were born, except Nancy.
1. NANCY MORPHEW was born 5 October 1826 at Estill County, Kentucky and died 15 January 1901 in Bladensburg, Wapello County, Iowa.. Married first to James Scott in Putnam County, Indiana on 28 Augusta 1842; second to Elijah Eggers in Fulton County, Illinois, on 19 March 1846. Elijah Eggers was born 12 October 1827 and died on 27 April 1909 and is buried at Bladensburg Cemetery. They lived in the following locations:
1. 1850 and 1860 – census not yet found.
2. 1870 in Pleasant Township, Wapello County, Iowa
3. 1880 in Bladenburg, Wapello County, Iowa
4. 1900 in Pleasant Township, Wapello County, Iowa.
They had three children, names not known. The 1900 census states none of the children were living.
2. WILLIAM (H?) MORPHEW was born 10 January 1829 at Putnam County, Indiana, and died 5 March 1912 at Garden City, Minnesota. He married first to Sarah Allumbaugh at Fulton County, Illinois on 24 June 1846 (County Record) or 18 June 1846 (Bible Record). Married second to Mary A. Hines in April 1876. William died 5 March 1912 at Garden City, Minnesota. See next generation.
3. REBECCA MAHALA MORPHEW was born 4 August 1831 at Putnam County, Indiana and died 3 September 1900 at Hastings, Iowa and is buried at Nora Springs. She married 1st to Elijah Allumbaugh (brother of Sarah Allumbaugh) on 30 November 1848 at Fulton County, Illinois (county record). Elijah Allumbaugh was born 2 February 1828 and died 8 July 1868 and is bured at Blandensburg Cemetery, Blandensburg, Pleasant Township, Wapello County, Iowa. Rebecca married 2nd to Thompson Cool, probably in Iowa about 1871, and married 3rd to Al Keller in Iowa. Rebecca lived in the following locations:
1. 1850 - Elijah + Rebecca Allenbaugh: District 13, Wapello County, Iowa
2. 1860 - Elijah + Rebecca Allenbaugh: Buckheart Twp, Fulton County, Illinois
3. 1870 - Rebecca Alumbaugh: Desmoins Township, Jefferson County, Iowa
4. 1880 - census not found yet
5. 1900 - Rebecca Keller: Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa
In 1870, Rebecca (Morphew Allumbaugh) was living in Jefferson County, Iowa (per census record), and there is a Thompson Cool in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, whose gravestone reads “1840 - 14 March 1893 – Iowa, Co. B., 19th Iowa Inf.” The birth dates seem dissimilar and the link cannot be made at this time.
In 1900 Rebecca was living with her son, Elijah Cool (born 1872), and his new wife of 6 months, Nettie May, in Nora Springs, Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa. Descendants of the Elijah Allumbaugh family are detailed in Donna J. Alumbaugh’s 1981 book, “Allumbaugh-Alumbaugh Family – 1740 to 1981.” A second edition is expected soon..
Children of the 1st marriage: (1) James Garrett Allumbaugh (1 December 1849 – 3 October 1900), (2) Mary Margaret Allumbaugh (7 September 1851 – 4 September 1852), (3) Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Allumbaugh (4 October 1856 – 17 June 1932), (4) Martha Ellen Allumbaugh (20 October 1856 – 6 February 1920), (5) Charles Norton Allumbaugh (31 October 1858 – 28 July 1859), (6) William Hogan Allumbaugh (24 October 1861 – 25 February 1946), (7) Anna Allis Allumbaugh (13 October 1863 – 24 December 1867 ), (8) Letta Estella Allumbaugh (13 March 1867 – 27 March 1867).
Children of the second marriage: (1) Elijah Milton Cool (July 1872).
4. RUTH ANN MORPHEW was born 13 November 1834 at Putnam County, Indiana and died 26 June 1912 at Nora Springs, Iowa (Spring Grove Cemetery at Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa. Ruth Ann married Moses J. Tatum on 28 October 1852. Moses was born January 1833 and died 23 June 1909 (Spring Grove Cemetery at Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa). They lived in the following locations:
1. 1850 - Ruth Ann Morphew: District 13, Wapello County, Iowa
2. 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 – Moses J. and Ruth A. Tatum: Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa. The 1880 census indicates the town of Nora Springs.
Children are: (1) James Riley Tatum (25 May 1858), (2) Moses A. Tatum (24 October 1861), (3) Osker J Tatum (27 January 1865), (4) Rebecca Ellen Tatum (2 October 1868), (5) Joseph Edwin Tatum (25 April 1873), (6) James Tatum (30 June 1875), (7) William Frederick Tatum (29 September 1876), (8) Gertrude Tatum (6 November 1879).
5. JAMES RILEY MORPHEW was born 26 August 1836 at Green Castle, Putnam County, Indiana and died 8 March 1912 at Ocheyedan, Iowa.. He married 1st to __ and 2nd to Sarah Melisa Smiddy on 23 July 1860 at Nora Springs, Iowa. They lived in the following locations:
1. 1850 – James R. Morphew: District 13, Wapello County, Iowa
2. 1860 – Riley Morphew: Buckheart Township, Fulton County, Illinois
3. 1870, 1880 – James R. and Sarah M. Morphew, Rock Grove Township, Floyd
4. 1900 – census not found yet.
Children of the second marriage: (1) Richard Fayette Morphew (5 May 1861); (2) Margaret Ann Morphew (17 June 1863), (3) James Humphrey Morphew (31 January 1865), (4) Martha Jane Morphew (11 August 1867), (5) William Joseph Morphew (20 January 1870), (6) John Riley Morphew (28 December 1874), (7) Sarah Louella Morphew (16 September 1875), (8) Rosetta Morphew (11 September 1877), (9) Marion Tavis Morphew (1 March 1879), (10) Charles Franklin Morphew (23 March 1880), (11) George Augustus Morphew (11 May 1883).
6. HUMPHREY STURGES MORPHEW was born 26 January 1839 at Putnam County, Indiana and died 8 May 1919 at Nora Springs, Iowa, age 80, and is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa. He married 1st to Mary Ellen Shields on 16 November 1858 at Fulton County, Illinois, and 2nd to Amanda Gish (17 August 1846 – 22 September 1924). They lived in the following locations:
1. 1850 – Humphrey Morphew: District 13, Wapello County, Iowa
2. 1860 – Humphrey Morphew: Buckheart Township, Fulton County, Illinois
3. 1870 - census not found yet
4. 1880 – H.S. and Amanda Morphew: Portland, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
5. 1900 – H.S. and Amanda Morphew: Rock Grove Township, Floyd Co., Iowa
Children of the 1st marriage: (1) Perry Sylvester Morphew (16 July 1859), (2) Sephronia Belle Morphew (18 February 1861), (3) Rebekah Triphenia Morphew (29 March 1868), (4) Mary Ellen Morphew (16 November 1864).
Children of the 2nd marriage: (1) Cariola Morphew (12 October 1866), (2) Henry A Morphew (4 January 1869), (3) Humphrey Sturges Morphew (14 August 1870), (4) Amanda M. Morphew (26 January 1873), (5) George Morphew (27 January 1874), (6) Sonia “Sena” Morphew (11 October 1876), (7) Ollie Wallace Morphew (7 December
1878), (8) Harry Edmond Morphew (29 March 1881), (9) Orra “Ory” Morphew (1 July 1889).
7. ESTER MARGARET MALINDA MORPHW, “Margaret.” was born 10 February 1846 at Fulton County, Illinois and died in 1901 at Tracey, Lyle County, Minnesota She married Squire D. Morris, whose middle name is thought to be David and the name he used. Fulton County, Illinois, county marriage records state: “Easter M. M. Morphew” to Squire Morris on 8 October 1863. The Morris family has been found in the following census:
1880 Squire D. and Ester Morris, Nora Springs, Wapello County, Iowa
Children are only partly understood: (1) Nancy Morris, (1866, possibly in Wapello County, Iowa), (2) Rebecca Frances Morris (8 February 1870 or 1867, possibly in Wapello County, Iowa), (3) William Nelson Morris (1876, possibly in Wapello County, Iowa), (4) Moses Augustus Morris (1878, possibly in Floyd County, Iowa, (5) Lucretia Morris (13 September 1881 in Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa), (6) Mable Morris (1888 in Minnesota).
8. AVIS SELENE (CELINDA) MORPHEW. Born 17 February 1842 at Putnam County, Indiana. Died as a child, according to family records. However Fulton County, Illinois marriages list in 22 January 1860, Celinda Morphew to Sylvanus Johnson . The 1860 census states Sylvanus, age 28 and Salenda (Celinda), age 18. No further trace has been found, and possibly she died shortly after the marriage.
9. DANIEL HIRAM MORPHEW. Born 9 February 1841 at Putnam County, Indiana. Died the next day.
10. ELIZABETH MORPHEW. Born 23 December 1832 at Putnam County, Indiana. Died as a child.
CENSUS RECORDS FOR JAMES AND REBECCA MORPHEW AND CHILDREN
1830 U.S. Census of Putnam County, Indiana
1 male and 1 female 0-<5; Nancy (1826), William (1829)
1 male 20-<30; James Morphew (1805)
1 female 20-<30; wife Rebecca (1799)
Murfree, Phebe (next household to James Morphew)
male 40-<50; probably husband Jonathan Aldridge. Why use the
name “Murfree” instead of Aldridge?
1 female 5-<10; Mary (1824/25)
1 female 10-<15; Naomi (1819/20)
1 female 30-<40; Phobe Morphew (1799)
1850 U.S Census of District 13, Wapello County, Iowa, shows James Morphew, family #602, house #602, age 44, farmer, born. N.C. These records are useful to compare with known information.
Morphew, James 44, farmer, born N.C.
Rebecca, age 50, born Tenn.
Ruth A. 15, Indiana
James R. 14, Indiana
Humphrey 12, Indiana
Sylana (girl) 8, Indiana (Celinda)
Margaret 4, Illinois
In the same household is Elijah Ellembaugh, 21, Illinois,
Rebecca Ellembaugh, 19 Indiana, and James Ellembaugh 10/12
Illinois. (This is Rebecca Mahalia Morphew)
The adjacent house has William Morphew:
Morphew, William, age 21, born Indiana
Sarah, age 19, Illinois
The next household to James Morphew and William Morphew is William Hogan
Hogan, William 48, carpenter, Tennessee
Jane, can’t read birth date, born Indiana
Mary 20, Indiana
James 18, Indiana
Elizabeth 13, Indiana
Anderson 8, Indiana
Andrew 7, Indiana
Sarah 5, Indiana
Emeline 3, Indiana
1860 U.S. Census for Fulton County, Illinois shows the following persons living in
Morphew, William, age 30, farmer, born Indiana
Sarah 29, Illinois
James 10, Iowa
Riley 7, Iowa
Rebecca 5, Illinois
William 3, Illinois
Living with them is Martha Alembaugh, age 14, Illinois
(daughter of Garrett Allumbaugh)
Next door is William’s parents:
Murphew, James 54, farmer, North Carolina
Rebecca 60, Tennessee
Margaret 15, Illinois
Next door is James and Rebecca Morphew’s son:
Mary 22, Illinois
Allenbaugh, Elijah 32, farmer, born Illinois
Rebecca, 28, Indiana, born Indiana
James 10 male, Illinois
Benjamin, 6, Iowa
Martha, 3, Illinois
Allenbaugh, John 26, Illinois with Jane 21, Illinois and family
Also living with them:
Sarah Carney 55, Virginia
William Bolin 16, farmhand, Ohio.
Anna 27, Ohio
Henry 1, Illinois
Garet 72, Virginia
Elizabeth 16, Illinois
1860 U.S. Census for Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa:
Tatum, Moses J. 26, farmer, Illinois
Ruth A. 25, Indiana
Margaret 5, Iowa
James R. 2, Iowa. On the same page of census is:
Tatum, James, 41, farmer, Indiana (no wife listed)
Lucinda, 19, Kentucky
William 14, Iowa
Joseph A. 5, Iowa
Anne E. 1, Iowa
1870 U.S. Census for Pleasant Township, Wapello County, Iowa:
Rebecca 70, housekeeper, born Tennessee
In the household is Sarah Hobbs, age 50, born Ohio. Both James
and Rebecca are listed as handicapped (i.e. blindness, deafness,
etc.). Also states James cannot read, but can this be due to
blindness? Sarah attended school in the previous year.
1870 U.S. Census of Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa
Moses J. 7, Iowa
Next door is:
James H. 5, Iowa
Martha J. 2, Iowa
Next door is:
Lucinda 30, Kentucky
Anna E 10, Iowa
Mary A 7, Iowa
Andrew J. 6, Iowa
Louisa 3, Iowa
1870 U.S. Census of Webster Township, Floyd County, Iowa
Tatum, James 79, farmer, North Carolina (Son of James P. Tatum - see Tatum Chapter.)
Rebecca 74, North Carolina
Jesse 46, farmer, Kentucky
Wesley 27, farmer, Illinois
Also one entry away from James Tatum, age 79
Hester 47, Kentucky (daughter of Washington Hogan)
Nancy 20, Iowa
Asbury 18, farmer, Iowa
Roseta 17, Iowa
Lydia 15, Iowa
Margrett 13, Iowa
Mary 9, Kansas
Henry C. 6, Iowa
1870 U.S. Census of Union Township, Floyd County, Iowa
Tatum, Henry, age 46, farmer, Kentucky and family
Tatum, James W, age 28, tenant, Illinois and family
Tatum, Thomas, 23, farmer, Illinois and family
1870 U.S. Census of Desmoins Township, Jefferson County, Iowa, (page 047)
Alumbaugh, Rebecca, 38, keeping house, born Indiana
Frank 15, Iowa
Martha 13, Iowa
William 9, Iowa
1880 U.S. Census of Nora Springs, Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa,
Tatem, Moses J., self, age 47, born Illinois
Rutheann, wife, 45, Indiana (daughter of James Morphew – 1805)
Moses A., son, single, 18, Iowa
Ellen, daughter, 11, Iowa
Joseph, son, 7, Iowa
Frederick Tatem, son, 3, Iowa
In same house: Ole Nelson, other, 49, Norway.
Morphew, James R. self, 43, born Indiana
Sarah, wife, 37, Illinois
Humphrey, son, 15, single, Iowa
Jane, daughter, 12 Iowa
William, son, 10, Iowa
John, son, 7, Iowa
Charles, 2 months, Iowa.
Morris, Squire D. self, age 50, born Indiana
Ester, wife, 34, born Illinois (Ester Morphew)
Nancy, daughter, single, 13, Iowa
Rebecca F., daughter 7, Iowa
William N., son 4, Iowa
Augustus, son, 1, Iowa
1880 U.S. Census of Bladensburg, Wapello County, Iowa
Eggers, Elijah, self, 52, Illinois
Nancy, wife, 53, Kentucky (daughter of James Morphew – 1805)
1880 U.S. Census of Portland, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Morphew, H.S., self, 41, Indiana
Amanda, wife, 32, Ohio
Henry, son, 11, Iowa
Sturgis, son, 7, Iowa
Seriah, daughter, 3, Iowa
Ollie W., son, 1, Iowa
1900 U.S. Census of Pleasant Township, Wapello County, Iowa, page 301A, 19 June 00
Eggers, Elijah, head, November 1827, age 72, married 54 yrs, born Ill, parents N.C.
Nancy, wife, Oct. 1826, 73, marr. 54 yrs, 3 children, none living, Ky, N.C. Tn
1900 U.S. Census of Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa,
Tatum, Moses, head, January 1833, age 67, married 47, born Ill., parents N.C. (p. 225)
Ruth A. wife, November 1834, 65, 47, 6 children, 6 living, Ind, parents Ky.
Fred W. son, September 1876, 28, married, born Iowa
Ida May, granddaughter,April 1877, 23, married, no children, Iowa, parents Ia
__ __, grandson, December 1881, 18, single, born Iowa, father In, mother Ia.
Morphew, H.S., head, January 1838, 62, married 34 yrs., born In, father-N.C. mo-Tn
Amanda, wife, August 1845, 54, m-34, 7 children, 5 living, Ohio, Penn, Ohio
Oliver, son, October 1878, 21, single, Iowa
Harry, son, March 1882, 18, single, Iowa
Ora J. son, June 1887, 12, single, Iowa.
Cool, Elijah, head, July 1872, 27, married 6/12 yr, born Iowa, parents born Indiana
Nettie May, wife, March 1874, 26, 6/12 yr, no children, Iowa, Ky., Wisconsin
Rebecca Keller, mother, August 1831, 68,widow,7 children,5 living, In, In, In.
(daughter of James Morphew – 1805) The 7 children should be 9.