Thomas Morgan and Ann Ollen Watkins were married in England in 1841. They came to America in 1855, bringing with them four
children (Edward, Elizabeth, Eliza and Priscilla). Three more children (William Thomas, James John, Everal Hannah) were born
Thomas married Nancy Jane Radford Ryset, a widow with three small children (Francis Daniel, Melvin and Don Carlos),
in 1871. Melvin died in December,1871 and Don Carlos died in 1873. Only Francis Daniel (Frank) survived to adulthood. Thomas
and Nancy Jane had 9 children, only four (John Thomas, Martha Velleta, Joseph Charles, and Lydia Almeda) survived to adulthood.
This picture, taken in the winter of 1915-16, 1916-17, or 1917-18, was clearly an attempt by the author to bring together
all the living children of Thomas Morgan from these two marriages. Eliza died in 1892. James John lived in the area where
the picture was taken but was not present. Other than James John, all the living children of these two marriages are present
in this picture.
This picture was taken on the same day and in the same place as the top picture. Here the author has gathered not just the
Thomas Morgan children, but a number of other inlaws as well. These pictures were taken a year or two after Thomas died at
his daughter Priscilla's house near Ririe, Idaho. The last living wife of Thomas Morgan, Susan Augusta Byington Wilbur is
present, as is her daughter Ruth Dennis Wilbur, who was married to both James John (Who is not present) and later to William
Thomas (4th from right, standing).
If the person on the Right Side is Sarah Ryset, as we believe, she was not only the wife of Frank Ryset, but the daughter
of Edward (Ted) Morgan. They were not blood relatives, however, as Frank was the son of Francis Frederick Ryset and Nancy
Jane Radford. Sarah Priscilla Morgan Ryset was born in 1872, married Frank Ryset in 1888, and died in 1954.
Thomas Morgan Ascendents Chart
To view a simplified chart of Thomas Morgan's children click on the link above.
Morgan Family Tree
To view a graphic representation of the early Thomas Morgan family click on the link above.