Aaron Morgan Cemetery
also known as Morgan Family Cemetery
T43, R27, S35 - Big Creek Township
701 NW Hwy O, Henry County, Missouri
8 known burials from 1858 to 1887
Landowner: Jake Tonsfeldt
Indexed by: Richard Williams and Mr. Morgan, Oct 1985; photos by Linda M. Everhart, Jan 13 1996
Directions: Four miles north of Hwy 7 on Hwy O. Cemetery is east of the former Trail Ridge Sporting Clays area and surrounded by strip pits and coal dumps. Private property must be crossed to access.
Condition: The markers were moved sometime in the early 1990s, about 50 yards from the original site; reason unknown. They were originally spread over a larger area and surrounded by remnants of black metal fencing. Now the markers are set in a straight line with a wooden rail fence around them. All are standing, except for William Eli's which is laying flat on the ground and broken in one place. The markers are well preserved for their age and several have decorative relief designs at the top. Aaron Morgan's marker was there in 1985, but could not be located in 1996.
History: The original cemetery location was in the SE quarter of Section 34; the markers are now in the SW quarter of Section 35. The first owner of the property was Jeremiah Ryan, who received it as government bounty for war service. On Sep 1, 1851 it was transferred it to John O. Covington. At the time, Aaron Morgan's land bordered to the South and East. The 1895 plat map shows James W. Page as the owner of this property, with William M. Morgan's land bordering to the East. The Morgan and Covington families were connected by marriage: Mary Alice Covington was the wife of Benjamin G. Brown, a brother to Jonathan W. Brown whose wife was Margaret Morgan, daughter of Aaron Morgan.
BROWN, Margaret MORGAN - b: Dec 1845 Logan Co, KY - d: Oct 20 1873 Henry Co, MO - 27Y 10M 18D - dau of Aaron & Nancy MORGAN - m: Feb 8 1866 to Jonathan W. BROWN - ch: John W. (marker)
INSCRIBED: BROWN, Margaret - d: Oct 20 1873 - 27Y 10M 18D - wife of J. W. BROWN
ELI, Elizabeth Ann MORGAN - b: Oct 27 1838 Kentucky - d: Mar 30 1872 Henry Co, MO - 33Y - dau of Aaron & Nancy HICKMAN MORGAN - m: Nov 22 1857, Henry Co, MO to William ELI - ch: Anna Margaret, Aaron Boone, Nancy M., Mary L., Sarah C., William Edwin, Reuben (marker)
INSCRIBED: ELI, Elizabeth - Oct 27 1838 - Mar 30 1872 - wife of William ELI
ELI, William - b: Feb 7 1833 Indiana - d: Nov 3 1874 Henry Co, MO - 41Y - son of Michael & Anna BANISTER ELI - m: Nov 22 1857, Henry Co to Elizabeth A. MORGAN - ch: Anna Margaret, Aaron Boone, Nancy M., Mary L., Sarah C., William Edwin, Reuben (marker)
INSCRIBED: ELI, William - Feb 7 1833 - Nov 3 1874 - stone broken in half on ground
HICKMAN, Mary "Polly" - b: Nov 30 1802 Kentucky - d: Feb 1 1864 Henry Co, MO - 61Y 2M 1D - single - dau of John Lewis & Nancy Ann PATTON HICKMAN (marker)
INSCRIBED: HICKMAN, Mary - Nov 30 1802 - Feb 1 1864 - 61Y 2M 1D - "Kind angels watch this sacred dust, Til Jesus comes to wake the just"
LUPTON, Asa Adam - b: abt 1865 Christian Co, IL - d: Oct 18 1887 Henry Co, MO - 22Y 7M 11D - single - son of Thomas & Agnes HERBAUGH LUPTON - death records only
MORGAN, Aaron - b: May 27 1808 South Carolina - d: Apr 8 1873 Henry Co, MO - 64Y - sp: Nancy HICKMAN - ch: George W., Mary Ann, John H., Reuben, Elizabeth A., Louisa Margaret, William Martin, Margaret - stone missing 1996
MORGAN, John Hickman - b: Jun 9 1834 Kentucky - d: May 11 1864 Henry Co, MO - 29Y 11M 2D - son of Aaron & Nancy HICKMAN MORGAN (marker)
INSCRIBED: MORGAN, John H. - Jun 9 1834 - May 11 1864 - 29Y 11M 2D - A member of the Missionary Baptist Church
MORGAN, Nancy HICKMAN - b: Jun 10 1809 Kentucky - d: Sep 9 1858 Henry Co, MO - 49Y 3M 29D - dau of John Lewis & Nancy Ann PATTON HICKMAN - sp: Aaron MORGAN - ch: George W., Mary Ann, John H., Reuben, Elizabeth A., Louisa Margaret, William Martin, Margaret (marker)
INSCRIBED: MORGAN, Nancy - Jun 10 1809 - Sep 9 1858 - 49Y 3M 29D - wife of Aaron Morgan - A member of the Missionary Baptist Church