Otherwise Lost To History


It’s nice to see the name of my great-great-great grandfather, otherwise lost to history, recorded somewhere. His name was Morgan  Morgan Reynolds.

His name and the rest of the family  his grandfather, parents and siblings were briefly mentioned in a book published in 1861.

He is listed first on the list of children, so I am assuming he was the firstborn of the family. He died young, before his parents, in 1872. He was only 48 years old.

A few years back I finally found his grave, in an abandoned town in Iowa called Greencastle.

In the book, Morgan’s brothers Hiram, Harry and an unnamed stillborn baby are listed as deceased.

I’d sure like to find his cause of death.

Is there something in the Reynolds or Walker genes that leads to premature death?



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