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?