DEATH OF AN
John Henley Morgan, 75 Years Old, Passes Away on His Farm.
Sketch of His Life.
John Henley Morgan, one of the earliest settlers of Dallas County, has
passed away after living just three-fourths of a century. In speaking of him
yesterday, William Furneaux said:
"He was attracted to this county in the year 1852 by the fame of the black land
of Texas which had reached his English home, Torquay, in the lovely county of
Devon. He came to investigate for himself and finding the fertility of the land
to be almost beyond the power of exaggeration he returned to is home to
communicate the good news to his friends, which the result that his brother.
Joseph Morgan, and his cousin, William Furneaux, left their native land to
settle in this country, he himself returning as soon as his business affairs at
"John Morgan was a man of high character and unusual ability. He was accustomed
to do his own thinking, both in religion and politics and would not confirm his
views to any articles of belief simply because they were considered orthodox or
popular. His mental perception was keen and what he thought he said with courage
and with great ability. Bright and cheerful in disposition he was always happy
in the company of young people, which was manifested by his frequent presence at
the Cemetery Hill school. The large attendance at his funeral bore witness to
the high esteem in which he was held by the community.
The family who mourn his loss consists of his widow, three sons and two
daughters-Prof. Morgan, principal of the Dallas High School. John Henley Morgan
of Torhill farm. Edward Morgan of Dallas, Mrs. John Amery of Roads, Mo., and
Mrs. William C. Furneaux of Hill Crest farm, Trinity Mills.
The Dallas Morning News - January 24, 1901
Edward Lynn Williams