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72 SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS.
ty. His second son, Rev. Joseph J. Morgan, is M. A.
B. D., president of the North Texas University
Training School of Terrell. Mr. Joseph Morgan was
the oldest surviving member of the English Colony.
Mrs. Maria Morgan Smith, the only daughter of
Joseph and Eliza Morgan, is the wife of Rev. L. 0.
Smith. They are now living at Whitesboro, Texas.
She has been very prominent and a very active
Christian lady, and is known in Methodist circles
throughout the State, and is a leader in every charitable
and good cause. She and Mrs. Johnson, a
prominent lady of this city, were instrumental in
building the rescue home in East Dallas. They (the
Methodists) have seven acres of ground and a large
building, and many a poor girl and fallen woman
has found protection and a home there when their
kindred and relatives would not recognize them.
Mr. Joseph Morgan was a very useful man and
was an exception, and volumes could be written on
his good qualities. But we can sum it up in a very
few words by saying he was a perfect Christian gentleman,
and his good works live after him. The
Morgans have done much for the people in the neighborhood
in which they have lived, and their influence
has spread out over a large part of Texas. I never
heard him use any bad language when a young man,
never a word that was not fit for the ears of ladies,
and his influence was always good.
I will try to note the character of Mr. Joseph
Morgan in the following poem.
Our departed brother was a Christian
And a man without a stain,
And was never known to do a wrong
To secure a worldly gain.
Here’s what’s next.
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