Morgan County

  • County Seat:
    Jacksonville
  • Area:
    565 square miles
  • Population:
    Population: 12,714 (1830 census) - 35,547 (2010 census)
  • Named for:
    Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary War General
  • Created on:
    January 31, 1821

Images

  • morgan-county-postcard
  • morgan-Tod Papageorge, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-TP7-1
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-23
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-22
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-21
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-20
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-19
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-18
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-14
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-4
  • morgan-Lewis Kostiner, Seagrams County Court House Archives, Library of Congress, LC-S35-LK31-3

Cases

Street et al. v. McConnell

In an ejectment action, Street and others sought to reclaim a lot in Jacksonville from McConnell. Evidence showed a chain of conveyances from Arnett to Barton and eventually to the plaintiffs. Despite Barton's deeds, the defendant claimed ownership and acted as such. The court ruled in favor of the defendant initially. However, subsequent legal analysis indicated that the plaintiffs indeed held legal title. The judgment was overturned, and the case was sent back for further proceedings. Illinois Report 17 Ill 253 is also part of this case.



Whittaker et al. v. Murray et al.

Whittaker and Palmer sued Murray and Saunders for a debt in Missouri. The court initially ruled in favor of the defendants due to improper notice and lack of service. However, attorneys Strother and Leslie, representing both defendants, filed motions and acted on their behalf throughout. Despite some irregularities, the court found Murray had benefited from the defense and thus, the judgment against him stands. The court reversed the initial judgment, sending the case back for further proceedings. 
Illinois Report 17 Ill 230 is also part of this case.