NameStillman Satterley MOREY
Birthabt 1815, New York1242,2221
Residence1847, Illinois2424 Age: 32
Residence1860, Washington Township, Johnson County, Iowa2221 Age: 45
Residence1880, Brush Creek Township, Saline County, Nebraska Age: 65
Death2 Feb 1893, Palisade, Hitchcock County, Nebraska1248, p. 6.,1609, p. 1. Age: 78
FatherAbraham MOREY (~1773-1833)
MotherAbigail STRATTON (1779-1842)
Birthabt 1823, Ohio2221
Death14 Oct 1873, Saline County, Nebraska2442, p. 51-52. Age: 50
ChildrenSamantha (~1845-~1878)
 William (Died as Child) (~1847-<1860)
 Calvin (~1848-)
 Nancy (Died as Child) (~1850-<1860)
 J. Virgil (~1852-)
 George (1855-1936)
 Marion (~1859-)
 Ruth (Died as Child) (~1862-1873)
 Stillman (Died as Child) (~1864-1873)
 Minnie (Died as Child) (~1866-1873)
Notes for Stillman Satterley MOREY

1815 Birth:1242,2424 Birth year of 1815 estimated based on age (35 years) in 1850 census enumeration. A petition dated 5 September 1833 to sell land in connection with the estate settlement of father Abraham Morey indicates Stillman was under twenty-one years of age as of that date. If Stillman were born in 1815, he would have been 18 years old at the time of Abraham's death in 1833. Thus, an 1815 birth date is consistent with the 1833 estate settlement petition.

1820 U.S. Census:642 Stillman enumerated in the household of his father Abraham Morey in Jefferson Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio as one of three males under the age of 10; Stillman was about age 5.

1830 U.S. Census:2373 Stillman enumerated in the household of his father Abraham Morey in Burlington Township, Licking County, Ohio. Two sons were tallied, one between the age of 5 to 10; the other between 15 to 20. Stillman was about age 15, while his brother John Franklin was about age 165. Assume they were tallied in wrong column. Brother William P., age 16, likely living in household of Adam Patterson, his future father-in-law.

1834 Father's Estate Petition:1242 During the October 1834 term of the Licking County Common Pleas Court, a petition to the court in connection with settling the estate of Abraham Morey, who died intestate, lists his "widow named Abigail Morey who is entitled to dower in said land and the following children heirs at law: namely, Asa Morey; William Wheeler and Laura his wife, late Laura Morey; Arthur Briggs and Polly his wife, late Polly Morey; Elias Tracy and Nancy his wife, late Nancy Morey; Josiah Scott and Samantha his wife, late Samantha Morey; Stillman Morey; and Franklin Morey, the two last of whom are minors under the age of twenty one years, all of whom reside in said County."

1847 Migration to Illinois:2424 The Stillman Morey family was in Illinois about 1847, based on birth places of children indicated in the 1850 U.S. census,

1850 U.S. Census:2424
Carroll County, Illinois (Carroll Township)
Enumerated 26 September 1850
Stillman Morey •• 35, male, farmer, real estate value $200, born in New York
Malinda •• 24, female, born in Ohio
Samantha •• 5, female, born in Ohio
Wm. •• 3, male, born in Ohio
Calvin •• 2, male, born in Illinois
Nancy •• 3 months, female, born in Illinois

1851-52 Relocation to Iowa: Based on information from the 1860 census enumeration that son Virgil was born about 1852 in Iowa, it is likely the Morey family relocated to Washington Township, Johnson County, Iowa about 1851 or 1852.

1860 U.S. Census:2221
Johnson County, Iowa (Washington Township)
Enumerated 30 June 1860
Stilman Morey •• 49, male, farmer, real estate value $1,200, real property $300, born in New York
Melinda •• 34, female, born in Ohio
Samantha •• 14, female, born in Ohio
Calvin •• 11, male, born in Illinois
Virgil •• 8, male, born in Iowa << J. V. Morey in 1885 Nebraska state census
George •• 4, male, born in Iowa
Marion •• 1, female, born in Iowa
Household of brother John F. Morey2222 was adjacent.

1870 U.S. Census: Stillman Morey and Melinda Neely not yet located. Son Calvin Morey360 enumerated 22 June 1870 in Pilot Township, Iowa County, Iowa in the household of David Disbro and his family as a male, age 22, white, farm laborer, born in Illinois, male over the age of 21.

1873 Prairie Fire Tragedy:2442, p. 51-52. "In 1873 a woman and four school children burned to death in Brush Creek Precinct near what is known as Turners Hall [Athletic Association of Sokol]. This fire started from a point on Swan Creek, remains of a camp fire on election day on October 14, 1873, about 2 PM. It reached the school house, located in the Northeast corner of Sec. 26-6-3 Brush Creek Precinct. Miss Elen Taylor was the teacher and she was so unnerved by the catastrophe that she quit teaching in that school. Mrs. Morey took six of the children from the school and as the fire approached they took refuge in a sod building that had been used by John Flora as a blacksmith shop. They became panic-stricken and left their refuge. Two of the children who had woolen clothes did not get fatal burns, but four of them and Mrs. Morey died from their burns. Mr. Elliot, father of Fred Elliot, went there to lay out the dead bodies, on account of the fearful stench of the burned flesh, the bodies were removed from the house, to which they had been taken and laid out in Mr. Elliott's wagon. These bodies were buried on the schoolground at the time. It is thought they were later removed."

Prairie Fire Tragedy 1873:1195 "J. W. Beeney, contractor and builder, settled in Nebraska in 1864, locating at Brownville, and engaged in contracting and building, and remained until 1872, when he moved to Saline County, settling on a farm five miles west of Wilber. While living on the farm Mr. Beeney met with one of those terrible catastrophies which occasionally occurred to a Nebraska pioneer -- a prairie fire. In September, 1873, Mrs. Morey, mother-in-law of Mr. Beeney, who was living near them with her family, saw a fire coming some five or six miles distant. Mounting a horse, she rode with all speed to the schoolhouse, some three-fourths of a mile distant, where her three children, and also those of Mr. Beeney's, three in number, were attending school, in all eleven persons. Giving the alarm, they started ahead of the fire to seek a place of shelter, but before a mile was passed the fire overtook them. Taking refuge in a sod stable, the flames quickly surrounded them, the intense heat driving them out only to be caught in the flames on the outside. One, the oldest daughter of Mrs. Morey, was burned to death on the prairie. The rest managed to reach Mrs. Morey's house in a very badly burnt condition, where nine of them died from the effects of burns, Mr. Beeney's two oldest sons being the only ones who recovered -- one crippled for life, the other scarred for life. Mr. Beeney was born in Licking County, Ohio, in 1840. In 1855 he moved to Johnson County, Iowa. He came to Nebraska in 1864; settled in Wilber in 1874, and has since been engaged in contracting and building. He was married in 1866 in Johnson County, Iowa, to Miss Samantha Murray (i.e. Samantha Morey, daughter of Stillman Morey and Melinda Neely) of that place. They have six children -- Charles B., Alex, Della, Mattie, Lenna, and Richard, deceased."

1880 U.S. Census:2421 Stillman enumerated in the household of his son George Morey in Brush Creek Township, Saline County, Nebraska as a white male, 66, father, single, can't read or write, born in New York, father born in New York, mother born in New York. Also residing in the household were George and his wife Mary, age 23, along with their children William, age 4, and Thomas, age 2.

1885 Nebraska State Census:247 Stillman enumerated in the household of his son George Morey in Brush Creek Township, Saline County, Nebraska as white, age 78, born in New York. Also residing in the household were George and his wife Mary, both age 28, and their sons William, age 8, Thomas, age 6, Harey, age 2, and George A., 2 months. Son J. V. Morey and family2497 residing nearby.
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