biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
C. C. Morgan is a farmer and fine stock-raiser on section 31, White Oak Township. He was born in Mahaska County, Iowa, Nov. 28, 1857, and is the son of Louis B. and S. A. (Smith) Morgan, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Tennessee. Louis B. Morgan first left his native State and went to Illinois in an early day, remaining there until about 1845, during which year he came to this county, and settled in White Oak Township. This was long prior to the time when land came into market, but he staked off a claim, built a cabin thereon 10x12, and lived in it until the land came into market. He built the first frame house erected in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He was one of the heavy tax-payers in this township during his life, took an active interest in everything that tended to advance the interests of the people around him and build up his county, and was very prominent in its early development. he died at the home farm, Oct. 26, 1864, and his remains lie in White Oak Cemetery. His widow survives, and is sixty-eight years old. The subject of this sketch, C. C. Morgan, was married, Feb. 28, 1880, to Miss Alice Bond, a daughter of Edwin and Nancy J. (Bridges) Bond. Mrs. Bond was born in an Indian bark house in this township. Her father was a prominent man among the early settlers, and himself and wife are still living a retired life in this county. To Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have been born four children- S. Clay, Artimesia, Rena and Ida. Politically Mr. Morgan is a Democrat. He is the owner of seventy- five acres of land, all in excellent cultivation and well improved. Like his father before him, he is a pleasant gentleman, whom to know is to like. His home is one of generous hospitality, and friends are ever welcome there.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy