Monday, November 19, 2012

Who was Pleasant Morgan?

Back in February I posted a copy of the marriage bond between Charlie Read and Mary Alice Cain. My 2nd-great-grandparents were married on Valentines Day, 14 February 1895 in Barren County, Kentucky. Mary Alice is one of my biggest brick walls, and I have no idea who her parents were. Recently when looking again at this marriage bond, I noticed that I had overlooked a possible major detail. The surety on the marriage bond was Pleasant Morgan. Who was this person? Could Morgan be a connection to Mary Alice's parents?

According to information on Ancestry, Pleasant Morgan was born on 6 July 1846 in Jackson County, Tennessee, and he died on 31 March 1928 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. In the 1880 US Census, Morgan and family were living in the Eastern 1/2 of Barren County, Kentucky. I've looked through that enumeration district and there is no one with a last name spelled like Cain. I'm stumped on this one.

If there are any researchers descended from Pleasant Morgan that stumble on this page and have ideas on his connection to Charlie Read or Mary Alice Cain, please let me know.

Update - 24 May 2013
A kind researcher cleared up my question on the identity of Pleasant Morgan and his connection to the Read family. Charlie Read had an older brother, Albert Shirley Read. Albert married Lucy Jane Morgan on 23 August 1893. Lucy's father was Pleasant Morgan.

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