History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeeds 1880, pg. 841-42, Bollinger Co., MO
WILLIAM M. MORGAN FAMILY
William M. Morgan, circuit court clerk of Bollinger County, was born five miles east of Marble Hill, December 14, 1849, and is a son of Albert G. Morgan of English parentage, born in Jackson County, Ala., in 1829.
When small, the latter (Albert) with his father, William Morgan, immigrated to Bollinger County, Mo.
In 1847 he (Albert) married Sarah C. Snider, who was born in 1832 on the farm on which the subject of this sketch was born. She was the daughter of Martin Snider, one of the pioneer settlers of Bollinger County, having come here in 1817 from North Carolina with his father, Barnett Snider. The Sniders are of German extraction. Martin was born in 1809.
Albert G. Morgan served through the Mexican War and was in the battle of Vera Cruz. He died in February 1851, leaving but one child, William M.
Mrs. Morgan afterward married James F. Caldwell, who was born in South Carolina in 1832, but whom she had two children, Columbus P. (attorney of Marble Hill) and Lova E. (wife of George W. Wood).
William M. Morgan grew to manhood on his grandparents farm, and received his education in the common schools. In 1875, he entered the teacher's profession, and taught two winters, during which time he became a disciple of Blackstone, studying under the direction of Hon. Alex Barrett, of Marble Hill. In March, 1877, he was admitted to the bar at Marble Hill, and began practicing his profession. In 1880, he was elected prosecuting attorney and was re-elected in 1882. In 1886, he was elected to his present office, and during his two years service has proved to be an able and efficient officer.
On September 2, 1868, he wedded Miss Jennie C., a daughter of William Miller. She was born in Millersville, Cape Girardeau County, in 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have five children living: George E., Ura P., Jettie M., Emma B., and William C. Mr. Morgan is a Mason. He and wife are members of the Christian Church.