Betty, I will also send a message to you via regular email. Our John Morlan, died in Lathan Kansas as far as we know. He married either a Charlotte Taylor (word of mouth) or an Ann Amelia Williams. Their daughter Amelia (Melie), b. 15 Nov 1855, Glidden, Carroll County, IA, d. 8 Jan 1912, m. 20 Jan 1869, George W. Bates. We have no other information that is verifiable beyond Melie herself. So any help we can get, is favorable. That is why I requested the Morlan name be installed. It appears that you and I are it kiddo.