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folder 1: Portraits and Monument
1 young John Morgan, he lived in Greensburg
2 Sargent Morgan while serving in the 123rd Regiment of Illinois in the Civil War
3 Morgan as Principal of the Morgan Commercial College
4-7 Morgan in middle age
8 sculpture of Morgan
9-10 Monument at the grave of John Morgan erected by the First Council of the Seventies and the various quorums of Seventies throughout the L.D.S. church in 1896.
folder 2: Family
1 John Morgan and his first wife, Helen M. Groesbeck Morgan, at the time of their marriage
2 John Morgan with his second wife, Annie Smith, and three children
3 Morgan with his parents and siblings
4 Morgan with his daughters
5 Morgan with his sons
folder 3: Portraits of Friends and Acquaintances
1 Aimie (?) Bird
2 Mary Molly Hamble
3 Mrs. S.C. Bertheson Sanford
4 D.W. Hamilton, cousin of Morgan
5 Mrs. Jensen
6 Joseph F. Thomas of Manassa
7 Milton H. Evans and family. They were in the original pioneer group to the Salt Lake valley. L to R: James T. Evans, Margaret L., David E., Milton H. (father), Joseph C., and Melvina S. Evans (wife).
8 Ellen Amelia Johnson Lisonbee, wife of James Lisonbee
9 Palestine Horton Jones, wife of William Anderson Jones
10 Mrs. Jetter Lawrence
11 S.C. Berhelsen Sanford
12 Mrs. Hunnicutt=s mother
13 Alexander C. Hunt, appointed Territorial Governor of Colorado in 1859, he aided the Mormon settlement of San Luis Valley in 1877-1878.
14 Laurence Heiselt - son of Mary Christensen Heiselt; Annie Poulsen Christensen - mother of D.H. Christensen; Mary Christensen Heiselt - daughter of Annie Poulsen Christensen; Andrew Poulsen.
15 Mathias F. Cowley
16 Albert Carrington
17 Victoria Hunnicutt
18 Dollie Bailey, also known as, Mary Naomi Bailey
19 L to R: Martha Jane Bailey, Mary Hoggard, Nancy A.E. McLendon (sister of Martha Jane Bailey)
20 Linda Bailey Mortensen and Beulah, sisters of Dolly Bailey
21 Lucy Osborn McDaniels, married John B. Daniels
22 John B. Daniels, first superintendent of a Sunday School in the Southern States Mission field.
23 James Z. Stewart
24 Pack Haynie; he was of the original company to settle Manassa, CO. married Henerietta Bagwell in the barracks.
25 Henrietta Bagwell Haynie and her three children
26 Henrietta Bagwell Haynie, wife of Pack Haynie
27 Herman J. Christensen
28 Anna Paulsen Christensen
29 Annie Christensen, Ephriam school teacher
30 William Christensen, school teacher in Manassa
31 Charlotte, "Lottie," Beers McGregor, school teacher
32 Utah's pioneer school teachers: Mary Jane Dilworth- Hammond, Julian Moses, Richard Ballantyne, Orson Spenser, T.B. Lewis, Carl Maeser, George Goddard, John Morgan, and John R. Park.
folder 4: Identified Converts (to the L.D.S. Church) of John H. Morgan
1 Mrs. John W. Daniels and her daughters - Georgia converts of Elder Morgan
2 John W. Daniels, Georgia convert
3 Alexander Simo, a convert from South Africa, he operated several flour mills.
4 Mary Bailey, Georgia convert
5-6 unidentified convert of Elder Morgan
7 Mr. and Mrs. Sellers, Southern States converts
8 Jennie Whipple, convert of Elder Morgan
folder 5: Stover and Sellers Families
1 Joseph Stover in his later years
2 Linda Stover Haynie, mother of Leonard M. Haynie
3 Jasper Stover and his wife, Palestine McDaniel Stover; Grandparents of Leonard M. Haynie, lawyer in Alamosa, Colorado.
4 Mrs. Pink McDaniel mother of Palestine Stover
5 Mary Ellen Sellers; first child born in the barracks at Pueblo, 1878.
6 L to R. standing: Jane Sellers Haynie, Ernie R. Sellers, George Sellers, Mary Ellen Sellers, Heber Sellers - son of Robert Sellers; sitting: Missouri Sellers - mother, Don Sellers - young child, Hugh Sellers, Wilford Sellers, Parley Sellers, Robert Sellers.
7 Daniel R. Sellers and family; standing: John, Hugh, Dora; sitting: Nellie, Mary B. (Wife), Joseph, Daniel R. and Ella.
8 Victoria Frances Sellers Kirtland and family. She was a daughter of Bird Jackson Kirtland and lived in the barracks in 1877-1878.
9 Daniel R. Sellers, President of the United Order of first Mormon settlers of San Luis Valley, Colorado. In 1878 with his sons. L to R: Hugh Lee Sellers, Daniel R. Sellers, Robert Sellers (baby), and Earl Sellers.
folder 6: Faucett and McCoy Families
1 Almira Faucett, wife of James Faucett, converts of Elder Morgan
2 Albion Haggard and wife, Mary G. Faucett Haggard, and daughter; they often entertained Morgan at their home in Cassandra, Georgia.
3 Queen V. Bailey Faucett at age 16, she was the wife of Alonzo C. Faucett. On Sept 10, 1878 at age 16, Queen Bailey warned Morgan of the coming of the KKK while he was holding a meeting at Cassandra, GA.
4 sons of James Faucett: Alfonzo C., Thomas C., James Wiltson
5 James Faucett and his wife, Mollie, with their children
6 Queen V. Bailey and Mary Haggard (on the right), early converts of Elder Morgan
7 Bart Faucett, a brother of James Faucett. Bart=s wife was Victoria Coxwell Faucet.
8 Judge Angus C. McCoy - born March 13, 1789, died Oct 12, 1865; Rev. John C. McCoy - born May 30, 1782, died 1865; Hon. George McCoy - born June 21, 1800, died April 6, 1863; Polly (McKinney) McCoy - born March 30, 1800, died July 23, 1872.
9 Ann Tweed (Fielding) McCoy - born Jan 17, 1793, died March 28, 1854; William McCoy - born Jan 30, 1785, died Sept 3, 1869; Elizabeth S. (McCoy) Morgan - born April 12, 1802, died May 10, 1874; Capt. James Morgan - born Jan 9, 1802, died April 1, 1872.
10 Nancy (McCoy) Caldwell - born July 4, 1798, died Jan 3, 1873; Harriet (Botkin) McCoy - born April 14, 1825, died Dec. 26, 1895; Priscilla (McCoy) Thom - born July 16, 1801, died Dec. 13, 1871; George McCoy - born March 12, 1791, died Aug 2, 1860.
11 Ann Tweed (Fielding) McCoy - born Jan 17, 1793, died March 28, 1854; William McCoy - born Jan 30, 1785, died Sept. 3, 1869.
12-13 Ann Tweed (Fielding) McCoy - born Jan 17, 1793, died March 28, 1854; William McCoy - born Jan 30, 1785, died Sept. 3, 1869; Elizabeth S. (McCoy) Morgan - born April 12, 1802, died May 10, 1874; Capt. James Morgan - born Jan 9, 1802, died April 1, 1872.
folder 7: L.D.S. Church Leaders
1 Standing: B.H. Roberts, J. Golden Kimball, Rulon S. Wells. Seated: John M. Whitaker, George Reynolds, Seymore B. Young, Christian D. Felstead, Edward Stevenson. Stevenson filled the vacancy caused by the death of John Morgan on Oct. 8, 1875. Stevenson was appointed on Oct. 9, 1894.
folder 8: Unidentified Individuals and Groups
1 unidentified woman
2-3 unidentified man
4 unidentified groups
folder 9: Civil War
1 "Last strong hold of the Confederacy in the Battle of Selma. John Morgan played an important part for which he was given official recognition."
2-4 Remnant of the Regimental Flag of the 123rd Regiment of Illinois carried by Color Sergeant, John Morgan, during the last two years of the Civil War, 1862-1864.
5 group portrait of Civil War soldiers in uniform
6 "Staff at Cove Spring, near Stevenson, Alabama, before the great battle of Chickamauga in Georgia. The 123rd Reg. participated in these preliminary battles and Chickamauga, which are known in history as some of the bloodiest battles of the war. In 1877, J. Morgan served as a Mormon missionary and taught and baptized many of the same people who had fought in the bloody war fourteen years earlier."
7 Lee and Gordon=s Mills, a strategic point at Chickamauga.
8 "The Men Who Completed the Victory." Nashville Campaign of the Civil War.
folder 10: L.D.S. Missionaries
1 Elder James L. Lisonbee
2 Elder Joseph Standing
3 Elder Joseph Standing on mission in Illinois and Indiana.
4-5 Joseph Standing (seated), Rudger Clawson (standing) as missionaries in Georgia. Joseph Standing was later killed by a mob.
6 Memorial to Elders W.S. Berry and J.H. Gibbs who were slain at Condor's farm in Tennessee on Aug 10, 1884. B.H. Roberts disguised himself to look for the bodies of these two missionaries.
7-8 Elder John H. Gibbs, murdered while serving as an L.D.S. missionary in Tennessee.
9-10 Elder William S. Berry, murdered while serving as an L.D.S. missionary in Tennessee.
11-12 Group of missionaries. John H. Morgan seated (number 8).
13-14 Southern States Missionaries. Picture taken Jan 26, 1886. Standing in rear - L to R: G.W. Lewis, D.S. Emery, W.A. Cowan, F.R. Lyman. Seated: O. Merrill, O.A. Bates, Pres. John Morgan.
15-16 Picture taken on Oct 5, 1886 in Rome, Georgia. At the left, standing, President J.H. Morgan. Seated in center, William Spry - later Governor of Utah. Still later, Spry served as commissioner of the U.S. General Land Office in Washington D.C.
folder 11: KKK Threats
1 Photograph of a drawing of a KKK member hanging a man on a tree with the words, "A charitable hint to Mormons." Morgan found this warning tacked to a tree.
2-3 Photographs of warnings to Elder Morgan from KKK members in Tennessee.
folder 12: Sunday School Group Portraits
1 damaged negative of 1:12:2
2 first row: Mrs. Jane Elledge Smith, Mrs. John Morgan, Mrs. Sophie Madensen, Mrs. McCarrol, Mrs. William Christensen, Mrs. Albert Smith, Pres. Albert Smith, Robert Haynie, Linda Stover Haynie, N. W. Miller, Anglin Evan Miller, H. L. Sellers, Mrs. H. L. Sellers, Henry Foster, Emma Forbes Foster, Sarah Smith Pond, Pearl Harrison Smith; second row: Maria Harrison, Josephine Groesbeck Smith (baby in arms is Glen C. Smith), Levi Helm, Brigham Harrison, Jasper Stover, Mrs. Jasper Stover, Mr. Grantham, Heber J. Grant, John Henry Smith, Harmon Sowards, Mrs. Harmon Sowards, Mr. Fulmer, Martin Christensen; third row: Thomas Crowthers, Henry Smith, Mrs. Henry Smith, Mrs. Margaret Haskell, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Mollie Jack Thomas, Lois Koch, Mrs. Mattie Princhard Koch, Mrs. John Dalton, Bishop John Dalton, Joseph Spiker, Mrs. Sarah Spiker, Mrs. Elledge, Mrs. McCarroll and little son; bottom row: name unknown, name unknown, James Rogers, Tom Parker, Annie Mickelsen, Lyn Harrison, Lucy Smith, Mac Dalton on Mrs. Dalton=s lap, Josephine Smith, Bart Dalton, Dottie Dalton, Emma Spiker, Joseph Spiker, Bessie Spiker.
3 Group portrait taken after Sunday School in either 1909 or 1910. First row: Millard Brady (baby), Frank Brady, George Taylor, Jacob Rogers, Harry McCarroll, John Brady, Bro. Searl (Academy School Teacher); second row: Amanda Valentine, Viola Boice, Shade Boice, John Briggs, Thomas Brown, Christopher C. Brady, Samuel Jackson, Henry Gibson, Frank McKinney; third row: Stephen A. Smith, Bro. Rolly, Murphy McKinney, Mrs. Nellie McKinney, Victoria Hunnicutt, Ella Rea Brady, Ezra Sego, Simon Dunn, Alma Christensen, G. Wayne Rogers, Serafain Abeyta, B. H. Harrison, Levi Dunn, P. W. DePriest, Arthur Smith, John A. Smith, Mamie Dunn; fourth row: Sadie Brady, Mary Ellen Sellers Sego (child born in barracks), Susan Haynie, Annie Christensen, Mrs. Rolly, Lexie Harris, Hyrum Harris, Nattie Feitz, Eda Sego Lottie Keel, Nettie Valentine, Myrtle Swafford, Mary Taylor; fifth row: Lydia Stover Haynie, Mary Jackson, Alta Boice, Eunie Dunn, Mary Van Fredenburg, Mary Calbreth, Christian Jensen, H.L. Sellers, Mrs. Searl; sixth row: Kistie Mortensen, Flossie Mortensen, Margaret DePriest, Eunice Wilson, Leslie Reynolds, W. Fred Haynie, Robert M. Haynie, Ammon Mortensen. Sidney Sego.
4 key to a missing photograph
5 unidentified group of children
6 unidentified group, some have instruments
folder 13: Manassa, Colorado
4 Miller Ranch home
5 home of Moses Thatcher
7 ranch to the east of Manassa.
8 Box Elder trees planted by John Morgan
9 Apple trees
10 Haynie Hardware Store
11 Sila Smith home
12 L.M. Peterson home
folder 14: L.D.S. Church Buildings
1 Manassa=s first log cabin church also used as a school.
2 Stake Center in Manassa
3 unidentified building
folder 15: Miscellaneous Buildings
1 Colorado Stables where Porter Rockwell died in a manger. Tuft's Mansion House, next door, was an early hotel located on the Southeast corner of State Road and Emigration Street (now State Street and Broadway).
2 Old Spanish home in Los Ceratos, Colorado.
3 West side of Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, in the Spring of 1870.
4 View of Pueblo in 1873, from a point of Tenderfoot Hill nearly opposite Third Street looking southwest.
5-6 Drawing of Mormon Barracks on an island in the bend of th Arkansas River. Twelve families lived there during the winter of 1877-1878. Numbers one and 14 were kitchens and dining rooms. These families lived under the United Order.
No. 2: Daniel R. Sellers, Mary A. Bumister Sellers (wife), Hugh Lee Sellers, William Robert Sellers, Reuben Daniel Sellers, Martha E. Sellers, Dora Lucinda Sellers, Esther Lucinda Sellers
No. 3: Bird Jackson Kirtland, Mary Ann Sellers Kirtland (wife), Mary Ann Delilah Kirtland, Minerva Jane Kirtland, Minta Ellen Kirtland, Daniel Jackson Kirtland, Albert Addison Kirtland, Victoria Francis Kirtland
No. 4: Hugh Lee Sellers, Missouri Mahala Sellers (wife), James Robert Sellers, Mary Ellen Sellers
No. 5: Samuel Surratt Sellers. Mariha E. Harton Sellers (wife), John Lincoln Sellers, Elizabeth Jane Sellers, Robert Preston Sellers, Rhoda De Lain Sellers, Mary Tennessee Sellers, William Riley Sellers, Florence R. Sellers, Omer Ellen Sellers
No. 6: James Jack Sellers, Georgianne Horton Sellers (wife), Robert Jack Sellers, Molly Sellers, Mattie Sellers, Allan Sellers, Albert Sellers, Alora Sellers, Alabama Sellers, Zoie Sellers, May Sellers
No. 7: Millon Evans, Mrs. Millon H. Evans (wife), Angelins Evans, Mary Elizabeth Evans, James Thomas Evans, Margaret Lucinda Evans, Joseph Evans
No. 8: Thomas Chandler, Mrs. Thomas Chandler (wife), Thomas Chandler, Jr.
No. 9: Pack Haynie, Henrietta Bagwell Haynie (wife)
No. 10: A.G. Bagwell, Carolyn M. Bagwell, Henrietta Bagwell, Albert John Bagwell
No. 11: William L. Marshall and family
No. 12: William Mayers ans family
No. 13: William A. Jones and family
7 map of Southwestern United States
Content Description +/-
This collection details the life of John Hamilton Morgan including his participation in the Civil War and service as the L.D.S. Mission President of the Southern States mission. The collection also details a great deal of the history of the Morgan family in early Utah and Colorado. The first eight folders of the collection consist of identified portraits of the Morgan family, acquaintances, and converts to the Mormon Church. Folder nine includes photographs of the 123rd Regiment flag, soldiers and other images relating to the Civil War. Folders ten and eleven contain photographs of L.D.S. missionaries, groups, and other images relating to the Southern States mission, of which John Morgan was the President. The remaining folders contain a variety of photographs of buildings in Manassa and Pueblo, Colorado. The collection consists of mostly copy prints, though there are a few originals from the late 19th century.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Administrative Information +/-
Collection is arranged topically.
Mary Ann Curtis 23 February 2000
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Author of the Finding Aid:
Mary Ann Curtis
EAD Creation Date:
7 October 2004
John Hamilton Morgan Papers Accn 1465