Bred in Kansas of Kansas lines. His sire was by the Government Farm Linsley who was in Kansas as Remount. His dam was by the Old Midwest stallion Dude Hudson out of Donbelle, of Old Vermont lines. He had only one registered progeny who had no registered progeny.
Starting with today's posts, the photos will be from Registry Volume 6. This volume covers Morgans foaled from 1936 thru 1946, although the photos may include horses foaled before this one. I am not cropping the photos at all. I often enjoy seeing the background and the people in these historical photos and hope some others will also. For some of the Morgans pictured in this volume, there are no other known photos of them. For some, there are other photos, but the more different photos seen, the better one can know these horses. My registry volume is an original printing. I bought it well used and have added to that use. As so few people have these old volumes, for most, these photos have never been seen previously.
(Cornwallis x Betsy Ross [unreg] by Sir Ethan Allen) This x-registered Morgan is an example of the reason for the original reason for the x rule. It was to bring back to the breed Morgans who had slipped away. The dam of this horse was bred by W. L. Orcutt of Mass. Her dam was a chestnut mare, owned by another Orcutt in Vermont and she was said to be by an American Saddle Horse. The Orcutts were multiple generation Morgan breeders. This horse had no registered progeny.
This horse was gelded, but he has an interesting pedigree. His sire was Gypsey Prince 8319 by Gypsey King. King had many offspring in the Mid-Atlantic area. His sire was Kenney's Morgan 4982 by Knox Morgan. This was a different line to Knox then what usually comes down to today. Gypsey King was out of Gipsey Queen 0870 by Rocket 203, a grandson of Sherman Morgan. Gypsey Prince's dam, Nunda, was by Scotland 6000 who was by General Gates and out of Highland Mary by Lambert Chief 1489. Scotland is not often found today. The dam of Gipsey-Allen was Althea 04595 by Allen H by Ethan Allen 3rd and out of Black Bess by Governor Fisk by Flying Morril. Althea's dam Agatha was by Croydon Prince and out of Artemisia. This line to Artemisia was from her time before she went to the Government Farm.
Sadly, most of this above blood is gone. Back in the 1990's I would see an occasional pedigree with Gypsey Prince, but it was rare. In the middle of last century, there were still Morgans around with different and rare old lines. It is pretty much gone now.
Jubilee Joy (Flyhawk x Sentola--full sister to Jubilee King) Mickey Finn, by King Mick 8508. King Mick was by McAllister (Jubilee King x Mrs. Lewis) Mrs. Lewis had a most interesting pedigree and was dam of many good ones. Her sire was Chas. Reade 3953, he by Woodworth's Ethan Allen 1573. Her dam was Bess Franklin. King Mick was out of Jeanne, she by Knox Reade and out of Jean Ann who was by Sentiment sired by Major Reade. This gave King Mick 3 crosses to Chas. Reade. Sadly, there is very little of this blood today.
Sire--Upwey King Benn (x Upwey King Peavine, ASB) Dam--Upwey Cassandra, registered as Cassandra,sired by Mansfield and out of Daisy, by Troubadour of Willowmoor. Dam was Queen, by an Arabian and out of Mare by Denning Allen 74.
Today's posts are all from an ad by Broadwall Farm. Parade became a noted sire. Mansphyllis, out of that Blue Hen mare Paragraph, went on to have other good foals. June Star, by the great Brunk stallion, Squire Burger, also became a noted broodmare.
This blog is dedicated to the Old Morgan--either those who are long gone or those who are contemporary and aged. I will be posting photos of historical Morgans and my own aged horses. Visitors are welcome to submit photos, both historical horses and their own aged horses. Please make the photos of reasonable size and make sure they are compressed. Include as much information as possible on each photo. Use this email addy--
I've been a student of the horse all my life and an avid reader of all sorts of books. I got into Morgans in 1979, getting my first Morgans in 1980 and then becoming a breed historian with published articles in various publications. I still have Morgans, and cats.