Caroline Cox Morgan family papers

Abstract

The Caroline Cox Morgan family papers (dated 1839-1863, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 82 items) comprise correspondence between various Cox and Morgan family members in Kentucky and Texas relating to the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War, and the California Gold Rush as well as daily life.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Caroline Cox Morgan family papers
Creator
Peel, Ann Macklin
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
1997ms492: [identification of item], Caroline Cox Morgan family papers, 1839-1863, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Caroline Cox Morgan (1821-1867) was born in Piqua, Ohio, to Leonard James Cox and Maria Fenwick Cox. Caroline spent her childhood living in Franklin County, Kentucky. She had an older sister Catherine Isabella Bella (1805-1873) and three brothers Louis, Cornelius, and Leonard. Bella married Sidney Sherman in 1835. Towards the end of 1835, Sherman gathered a group of men and went to Texas to fight in the Texas Revolution. After fighting in the battle of San Jacinto in 1836, Sherman returned to Kentucky for Bella and 12-year old Cornelius Cox. They settled in Harrisburg. Caroline joined her sister in Texas in 1843 and married Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan, son of Colonel James Morgan, in September 1843. Her brother Louis Cox, who worked on a river boat, died in 1840. In 1849, Cornelius Cox left Texas for California during the Gold Rush. Caroline had 8 children, six of whom lived to adulthood included Fannie Belle, Charlie, Mary Olivia, Ophelia Cecilia, Maria Caroline, and Ellen Latham. Following the death of Kos Morgan in 1865, Caroline moved to Kentucky to care for her elderly mother. She died in 1867 in Kentucky of tuberculosis.
Scope and Content
The Caroline Cox Morgan family papers (dated 1839-1863, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 82 items) comprise correspondence between various Cox and Morgan family members in Kentucky and Texas relating to the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War, and the California Gold Rush as well as daily life. The bulk of the papers consist of letters sent to and by Caroline Cox Morgan. Her frequent correspondants include her sister Bella Sherman, her father Jacob Cox, her mother Maria Cox, and her brother Leonard James Cox. Three of the letters were written by Caroline's brother Louis Cox, who worked on river boats, during the year of his death, 1840. The papers additionally contain several letters written by Kos (Kosciuko) Morgan, Caroline's husband, and several letters written to Kos' father, James Morgan. The letters describe many political and current events in Texas; the development of Harrisburg and New Washington, Texas; and the frequency of diseases such as yellow fever and typhus. Several of the letters discuss the deaths of Caroline's children Louis and Thomas from common tropical diseases.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Corn beef recipe, undated

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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1839 January 12

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Louis L. Cox letter to Caroline Cox Morgan, 1840 July 2

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Louis L. Cox letter to Caroline Cox Morgan, 1840 July 29

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Louis L. Cox letter to Caroline Cox Morgan, 1840 September 8

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Cornelius Cox letter to Catherine Isabella Sherman, 1842 October 1

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob and Maria Fenwick Cox, 1843 April 21

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Caroline Cox Morgan and Catherine Isabella Sherman letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1843 August 21

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1844 February 17

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1844 October 25

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1845 August 25

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1845 September 28

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Caroline Cox Morgan and Catherine Isabella Sherman letter to Colonel Jacob and Maria Fenwick Cox, 1846 January 18

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Colonel Jacob Cox letter to Cornelius Clay Cox, 1846 May 5

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1846 May 22

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to Cornelius Clay Cox, 1846 September 11

  • Box 1, folder 16
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1846 September 20

  • Box 1, folder 17
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Fox, 1846 October 13

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1846 October 30

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to Stephen Fenwick, 1847 March 4

  • Box 1, folder 20
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1847 July 22

  • Box 1, folder 21
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Cornelius Clay Cox, 1847 July 31

  • Box 1, folder 22
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Cornelius Clay Cox, 1847 August 24

  • Box 1, folder 23
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Maria Fenwick Cox letter to Leonard James Cox, 1847 September 27

  • Box 1, folder 24
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Maria Fenwick Cox and Cornelius Cox letter to Leonard James Cox, 1847 December 12

  • Box 1, folder 25
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Cornelius Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1847 December 15

  • Box 1, folder 26
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1848 January 1

  • Box 1, folder 27
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1848 March 17

  • Box 1, folder 28
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1848 August 13

  • Box 1, folder 29
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Catherine Isabella Sherman letter to Stephen Fenwick, 1848 December 31

  • Box 1, folder 30
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob and Maria Fenwick Cox, 1849 February 4

  • Box 1, folder 31
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Maria Fenwick Cox letter to Leonard James Cox, 1849 April 4

  • Box 1, folder 32
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, circa 1849 April-May

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D.W. Clinton Harris letter to Stephen Fenwick, 1849 July 7

  • Box 1, folder 34
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1849 July 19

  • Box 1, folder 35
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1849 July 19

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Maria Fenwick Cox letter to Leonard James Cox, 1849 September 30

  • Box 1, folder 36
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1849 December 30

  • Box 1, folder 37
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Maria Fenwick Cox letter to Leonard James Cox, 1850 May 3

  • Box 1, folder 38
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Maria Fenwick Cox letter to Leonard James Cox, 1850 June 24

  • Box 1, folder 39
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1850 July 21

  • Box 1, folder 40
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1850 August 27

  • Box 1, folder 41
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1850 October 3

  • Box 1, folder 42
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1850 October 3

  • Box 1, folder 43
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1850 October 28

  • Box 1, folder 44
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1850 November 6

  • Box 1, folder 45
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1850 November 7

  • Box 1, folder 46
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1851 January 21

  • Box 1, folder 47
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1851 April 14

  • Box 1, folder 48
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Maria Fenwick Cox letter to Leonard James Cox, 1851 November 7

  • Box 1, folder 49
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1851 December 10

  • Box 1, folder 50
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1851 December 27

  • Box 1, folder 51
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Cornelius Cox, 1852 January 11

  • Box 1, folder 52
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1852 February 9

  • Box 1, folder 53
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1852 February 9

  • Box 1, folder 54
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob and Maria Fenwick Cox, 1852 June 11

  • Box 1, folder 55
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1852 August 8

  • Box 1, folder 56
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1852 October 3

  • Box 1, folder 57
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1852 October 27

  • Box 1, folder 58
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1852 November 8

  • Box 1, folder 59
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1852 December 7

  • Box 1, folder 60
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1853 February 7

  • Box 1, folder 61
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1853 March 27

  • Box 1, folder 62
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1852 April 20

  • Box 1, folder 63
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1853 August 12

  • Box 1, folder 64
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1853 August 23

  • Box 1, folder 65
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Catherine Isabella Sherman letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1853 November 9

  • Box 1, folder 66
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1854 February 17

  • Box 1, folder 67
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1854 March 20

  • Box 1, folder 68
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1855 April 22

  • Box 1, folder 69
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Maria Fenwick Cox, 1855 April 28

  • Box 1, folder 70
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Catherine Isabella Sherman and Leonard James Cox, 1855 May 20

  • Box 1, folder 71
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1855 August 18

  • Box 1, folder 72
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Cornelius Cox, 1855 December 6

  • Box 1, folder 73
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to Cornelius Clay Cox, 1855 December 26

  • Box 1, folder 74
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Caroline Cox Morgan and Fannie Bell Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob and Maria Fenwick Cox, 1857 January 9

  • Box 1, folder 75
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Caroline Cox Morgan letter to Leonard James Cox, 1857 October 28

  • Box 1, folder 76
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to H.R. Craig, 1857 October 30

  • Box 1, folder 77
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Kos (Kosciusko) Morgan letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1857 December 26

  • Box 1, folder 78
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George D. Sargeant letter to Colonel James Morgan, 1861 January 23

  • Box 1, folder 79
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Joseph Barnard letter to Colonel James Morgan, 1863 March 15

  • Box 1, folder 80
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John J. Johnson letter to Colonel Jacob Cox, 1863 September 19

  • Box 1, folder 81
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Mrs. Bedford Macklin envelope and calling card, 1942 March 20

  • Box 1, folder 82
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