Information about William's father being Elijah comes from hints, like these below, that I find as I do research. This is a page from the History of Appanoose County, Iowa, the biography is that of Belinda Jones Morlan, and someone has written in the margin that Belinda's husband was the brother of William, and were fathered by Elijah Morlan.
|Biographical History of Appanoose County, Iowa|
More reliable is the information I have on William Morlan and Louisa Jane Jone's descendants. Marrying into the Jones family was the best thing he did as they were very good at keeping records and gave birth to quite a few descendants who were passionate about preserving their family history.
The research goal with the descendants is to track them to current as far as possible, filling in as many of the blanks as possible...finding their stories, recording their history.
I sent in a Family Finder DNA test thru familytreedna.com and would like to find some connection to the 100s of results they have provided.
Here is the Family Group Sheet for William Morlan and Louisa Jane Jones:
|Jones Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa|
|From the Feb 2, 1904, Iowegian.|