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Roster of Soldiers in the American Rev, War, NC Morgans
Posted by: mary sheffield (ID *****1554) Date: May 11, 2011 at 06:29:03
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#3272 James Morgan Col Hardy Murfree, Gen George Washington at Stony Point Battle.
In trying to make James Morgan Sr. Edgecombe connection with the John Morgan of Essex, Va.,
and maybe a third or fourth generation of John Morgan born 1748, I turned to our
John Morgan wife's M: 1770, Rutha Stallings Morgan's pension paper's in it,
states that "he was not an educated man and he was trying to get help applying
for his pension in either Franklin County, NC or in Warren before he died in
1837". So I figured he must have signed up for the war in either of these
locations and I did find him in Warrenton, Halifax. Dist. I don't know if he was
born there but I found his brothers had also signed up there too so I can figure
his father James Morgan who died 1774 must have all lived there at one time,
when he was a young man but I could not find him born there. Another researcher
said his brother Hardy was married in Bute, to Sarah Alston of Birtie, NC 1777
and she had tied this line in to the Barbee family of Essex, VA. This John
Morgan who died in 1733 in
Essex did have a son, James Morgan born in 1714 in Essex VA. When he died it is
said that Ann sold her land and married a doctor Thomas Caruthers and moved to
Onslow, NC with her children James Morgan being one of her sons. Some of our
researcher in our line place us with the Perquimen Morgan's but first the DNA
does not match our Morgan's so those Morgans are out. Some claiming to be
related to the Orange Morgan had DNA and they are related to the Perquimens
Quaker Morgan, KY line and the Boone line of Sarah Morgan.
As of yet I can not remove us from this VA line. When doing the DNA we took a
leap across the ocean matching a family in Pontypool Wales. That places us in
that same area 400 years ago as John Dorian Morgan father Edward, and if the DNA
trail and The genealogy trail meet then we have the answer of where and when did
we come to this country. There are gaps in our paper work according to some but
in my mind the DNA handed down from father to son, tells the real story!


Roster of Soldiers in American Revolution Halifax (Morgan's)
Warrwnton received by Robin Morgin soldier
Benj Morgin

George Morgan John McNess

#2115 Lewis Morgan Sherd Borrow

*#4192 John Morgan do Capt White, 26 Apl Dischgd 10 May 1779 Book C Vol 1
Page 3 Halifax page 187
John bought land with VA money and lived on Turkey Creek in Nash, NC
(Son of James Morgan Sr. d: 1774 and married Elizabeth. James will said he was
from Edgecombe and Elizabeth Parish). John was born 1748 died 1837 in Nash NC.
See Rutha Appl, for John's Rev War Pension from the DAR'S) See John's will. See
Rutha's Stallings Morgan's, Estate records in 1853,

#4192 William Morgan page 1 Halifax 189

Isham Morgan do

Drury Morgan Sherd Barrow

#2454 William Morgan

Sampson Morgan Nichos long (father, Joseph Morgan - will)

*Hardy Morgan page 193 (brother to #3272 James and #4192 John Morgan)

#2135 John Morgan H. Murfree

James Morgan do

Matthias Morgan C. Nixon

#2144 Isham Morgan do

# 29 William Morgan foot soldier 1776 25 days per 2-6 3lb 2 s 6 d page 290
Capt McNess

#2861 William Morgan

#2862 James Morgan

* #3272 James Morgan 274 acres 36 Months service, Col H. Murfree (#3273) page
289
(s/o our James Morgan d: 1774 wife Elizabeth names son's; John, James, Henry,
(William) Stone and dtr, Celia),( See Bertie Ct Document of Henry Morgan. See
Dorothy Smith genealogy. Her Morgan's DNA is a perfect match with our Nash line.
She is a descendant of Seth Morgan of Birtie s/o this James Morgan Jr. lived in
Bertie, NC, named in the Bertie NC Court document, Henry, naming James Morgan
#3272 as his father). See document below!

Morgan Court Doc. Edgecombe NC
Henry Morgan s/o James Morgan JR. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Court
Record State of North Carolina
Edgecomb County In Equity To the Honorable the Judge of the Court of Equity for
the County of Edgecomb –The Bill of Complaint of Henry Morgan of the County of
Edgecomb & of Zylphia, Lavinia & Seth Morgan all of the County of Hertford
Humbly complaining shew (sic) unto your Honor Your Orators the said Henry,
Zylphia, Lavinia & Seth Morgan, that James Morgan the father of your Orators &
Oratrices was a private soldier in the War of the Revolution & served therein
during the period for which he was enlisted which as your Orators & Oratrices
believe was for three years, & until he was regularly discharged that in
consequence of his said services the said James Morgan became entitled to a
military land warrant for 247 acres - for which said warrant he was entitled to
have a grant issued wherein from the State of North Carolina, having enlisted &
belonged to the North Carolina line during the Revolutionary War as will appear
from the Muster Rolls & the
Books of the Land Office of said State - & that a warrant did, as your Orators
& Oratrices are informed & believe, accordingly issued in the name of the said
James Morgan, which was numbered 3272 for 274 acres, and was deposited in the
land office in
Tennessee - that the said James Morgan departed this life some years past
intestate and that in consequence of his death the said warrant was not
located but remained in the said land office -that the said James Morgan left
surviving him your Orators & Oratrices together with Monica Morgan I have not
included all of this document as it state names of others who were stealing this
land from his father estate and names names.


#2891 Sampson Morgan Nichos Long

#2993 John Morgan H. Murfree

#3006 James Morgan

Our James Morgan Jr of Bertie, NC served under Col Hardy Murfree who was from
Hertford NC. At this battle at Stony Point. So it looks like truth to John
Alexander Morgan's claim that his grand-father did serve under Gen Washington. I
thought you might enjoy reading this account.

May 28th, 1779 Sir Henry Clinton, Commander-­in-Chief of British Forces in North
America, massed 6,000 troops at Kingsbridge, New York, for an apparent attempt
to take strategic West Point, known as the "Key to the Continent". The
fortifications at West Point controlled the Hudson River and prevented the
British from cutting off New England from the rest of the colonies. Twelve miles
south was Stony Point, a fortified peninsula jutting one half mile into the
Hudson River, and across from it on Verplanck's Point, was Fort Lafayette, also
well fortified.

Sir Henry ordered both American posts taken. The 40-man garrison at Stony
Point, observing the superior force approaching, burned the blockhouse and
abandoned the works without firing a shot. On the east bank of the Hudson the
American garrison was not so fortunate. Seventy North Carolina Continental
troops were trapped and forced to surrender. Sir Henry ordered the defenses of
both forts be significantly strengthened and started calling Stony Point "Little
Gibraltar".

General George Washington moved some of his available troops to counter the
anticipated attack on West Point, and wisely decided to go on the offensive. He
ordered Brigadier General Anthony Wayne to prepare a plan to retake Stony Point.
The plan Wayne conceived was both daring and prudent. Surprise was essential to
a successful attack, as was good luck. Wayne rejected the concept of a
simultaneous attack on Fort LaFayette, preferring to take it after the capture
of Stony Point. Washington approved the plan, ordering it take place on July
16th.

The topography of Stony Point greatly favored the defenders. The Hudson River
at Stony Point is really an estuary, not a river. At high tide the marshes on
either side of the 150-foot high peninsula are too deep to wade across. At the
base of the peninsula the British chopped down all the trees, creating a double
row of abatis. Trenches and earthworks were thrown up making the position
extremely strong. To further ensure that General Washington could not
successfully attack it, Sir Henry ordered the experienced Lt. Col. Henry
Johnston to command the post. Johnston commanded the 17th Regiment of Foot and
the grenadier company of the 71st Highlanders, a strong detachment from the
Loyal American Regiment and fifteen pieces of artillery, manned by members of
the Royal Artillery. - ­a total of 625 battle hardened regulars.

General Wayne chose the recently formed Light Infantry Brigade, consisting of
1,200 of the best soldiers in the Continental Army, for the assault. Wayne's
Light Infantry Brigade moved out of their encampment, near Fort Montgomery
(seven miles north of Stony Point), and marched to Springsteel, a mile and a
half from the target. Security was extremely tight, and it has been written that
local dogs were killed to prevent them from barking and alerting the British.
Just before midnight on July 15th, the attacking Americans moved forward. To
prevent an accidental firing of a musket or friendly fire incidents, the troops
were ordered not to load their weapons and to only use their bayonets! Maj.
Hardy Murfree's battalion was exempted, as their attack on the center of the
fortifications was a diversion. To encourage the men, a bounty was offered by
General Washington. The first man to enter the fortifications would be awarded
$500.00 , the second man $400.00,
the third man $300.00, the fourth man $200.00, and the fifth man $100.00.

General Wayne's attack plan called for a diversion at the center of the British
lines, with two other columns flanking the fortifications from the north and
south sides. Both of the flanking attacks had to be proceeded by a 20-man
'Forlorn Hope' to cut gaps through the felled trees (abatis) and eliminate the
advance sentries.

These parties were followed by 150 Light Infantry to actually storm the
fortifications at bayonet point. The northern attack force was led by Lt. James
Gibbons' (of the 6th Pennsylvania)Forlorn Hope followed by Major John Stewart's
150-man storming party from the 2nd Regiment, with Col. Richard Butler's
Regiment supporting, and Brigadier General Peter Muhlenberg's 300 Pennsylvanians
in reserve. This would be the secondary attack. The primary assault was from the
south, Lt. George Knox (of the 9th Pennsylvania) would lead the Forlorn Hope,
followed by 150 men from Lt. Colonel Francois Louis Teisseydre, Marquis de
Fleury's 1st Regiment. The main body would be followed by Major William Hull's
detachment. General Anthony Wayne would personally lead the primary as­sault.

At the appointed time Major Murfree started his diversionary attack, and being
the only American detachment to fire their muskets attracted the attention of
British Lt. Colonel Johnston. Johnston immediately ordered a counter attack and
a bayonet charge with six companies the 17th Regiment - - half his entire force.
Their charge was stopped by Major Murfree and with some help from the flanking
forces, preventing Murfree's retreat back to his fortifications. He and all the
survivors of his charge were captured. His absence from the fort left the
remaining defenders without central leadership to coordinate the defense.
Johnston's decision was a fatal mistake.

Reports from the attackers say that they had to wade through four feet of water
to reach the Stony Point peninsula. Both the attacking forces encountered
British outposts almost simultaneously. Lieutenants Gibbons' and Knox's Forlorn
Hopes, wielded their axes to cut the needed gaps in the abatis while under
wicked fire, sustaining horrific losses. The Light Infantry charged through the
gaps routing the British defenders at bayonet point. Lt. Gibbon's Forlorn Hope
was reduced to three men!

Lt. Colonel Fleury was the first into the fortifications, personally tearing
down the British Flag. He was followed by Lt. Knox, then Sergeant Baker of the
Virginia line, who had received four wounds in this attack. Baker was followed
by Sergeant Spencer of the Virginia line who had been wounded twice, then
Sergeant Donlop of the Pennsylvania line who also had been wounded twice. A
record of the payment of these monetary awards confirms the order they entered
the British fort. Fleury divided his awarded of $500.00 among his advanced party
who were just behind him.

Leading the primary attack from the south, General Wayne was struck in the
forehead by a British musket ball. Anyone seeing him hit would have considered
the wound fatal. However, it was only a very painful grazing, leaving him a
permanent reminder of the assault in the form of a large scar. He rose to his
knees and called to his men "Forward, my brave fellows, Forward!". His two
Aide-de-Camps, Majors Henry Archer and Benjamin Fishbourne were quickly at his
side. The blood soaked General immediately ordered: "Carry me into the fort, if
I am to die, I want to die at the head of the column."

Major Stewart's attacking column charged into the North side of the
fortifications within seconds of Fleury's Detachment. The ferocity of the
bayonet wielding Light Infantry was too much for the British defenders who
surrendered.

The success of a three prong night attack was a credit to General Wayne and his
planning, as well as being able to maintain strict security and a lot of luck.
In spite of what had to be a disabling headache from his wound, General Wayne
penned the following to General George Washington:

"Dear Gen'l.

The fort & garrison with Colonel Johnston are ours. Our officers & men behaved
like men who are determined to be free.

Yours most sincerely
Ant'y Wayne"


Sir Henry Clinton, undoubtedly shocked at the loss of the entire garrison at his
"Little Gilbraltar" ordered his army mobilized and moved up the Hudson River. A
large detachment was ordered to reinforce Verplanck's Point, while an even
larger force was sent to recapture Stony Point.

In his reports, Sir Henry wrote: "But it is most probable, from Mr. Washington's
own account of this business, what [that] wary officer suspected my intentions .
. . . they precipitately abandoned their acquisitions. . ."

General Washington did not want a general engagement, therefore preferred to
retreat north to his fortified positions at West Point.

The attack on Stony Point proved to be the last major action in the North.

Washington was so pleased with the victory that on July 18th, he personally rode
to Stony Point and shook hands with every man that participated in the attack.
Joining him was Major General, the Baron von Steuben, who considered the Light
Infantry "his lads."

From a strategic point, the loss, recapture and abandonment of Stony Point has
little military value. But, from a psychosocial point of view, it was
extraordinarily valuable. In a report in Annual Register of 1779, Conrad A.
Gerard wrote about the assault on Stony Point: "It would have done honor to the
most veteran soldiers. . . . . Plan, execution, courage, address and energy, in
short, the most rare qualities were found united there, and I am convinced that
this action will elevate the ideas of Europe about the military qualities of the
Americans."

British Commodore George Collier entered into his journal the following
interesting observation: " . . . The rebels had made the attack with a bravery
they never before exhibited, and they showed at this moment a generosity and
clemency which during the course of the rebellion had no parallel, There was
light sufficient after getting up the heights to show them many of the British
troops with arms in their hands; instead of putting them to death, they called
to them" to throw their arms down if they expected any quarter. It was too late
to resist; they submitted, and the strong post of Stony Point fell again into
possession of the Rebels."

In the opinion of most British officers, the American army was an untrained band
of irregulars, and had little respect of their military ability. However, after
the battle of Monmouth Court House (June 28th, 1778) where the American
Continental Line went bayonet-­to-bayonet with the British regulars and held
their own, and now a successful three prong night attack on what was thought to
be an impregnable position changed many opinions. Although not documented, it is
certain that the successful assault on Stony Point convinced Lieutenant General
Sir Henry Clinton that all his defensive positions had to be reinforced, hence
forcing him to abandon any major offensive actions.

The storming of Stony Point should be remembered as the beginning of the end of
the American Revolution.

The significance of the battle was not lost on Congress. They appraised the
value of the captured British military stores and artillery at $158,640 which
they awarded to the officers and men in proportion to their rank, in the same
manner as prize money was awarded to privateers. (General Henry Knox appraised
the captured stores and artillery at $110,732.)

Three of the gallant officers that led the attack were awarded special
"congressional medals". They were the Marquis de Fleury, Colonel John Stewart
and General Anthony Wayne, each received one. Considering that Congress only
awarded 11 such medals during the entire eight years of war, awarding three for
one battle was significant. Lieutenants Gibbons and Knox received brevet
promotions to Captain.

An interesting aside is the "luck factor" It was long remembered Napoleon, a
serious student of Military History, would always ask the question when
evaluating a general officer "Is he lucky?"

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Part 2

Contributor's Note: Orange Co., North Carolina was created in
1752 from the larger Bladen, Granville and Johnston counties.
Later in 1777 Caswell Co. was created from the "Northern Division"
of Orange Co. Later in 1791, Pearson Co. was created from the
"Eastern" half of Caswell Co. and in 1840 Alamance Co. was created
from the "Western" half of Orange Co. Also part of Durham Co. was
created in 1881 from the "Eastern" portion of Orange Co. So any of
the following Surname's could have been recorded in the above
Counties and never even moved!


Orange NC Tax

1755 M625 MORGAN Charles N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1755 M625 MORGAN David N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1755 M625 MORGAN George N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1779 M625 MORGAN Hardy N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1755 M625 MORGAN Henry N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1772 M625 MORGAN James N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1779 M625 MORGAN John N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1755 M625 MORGAN Mark N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1779 M625 MORGAN Sarah N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll

Granville, NC 1850 Federal Census - Index - M

139a 11 MORGAN Agnes 32 NC pg0128a.txt
139a 12 MORGAN Benjamin 7 NC pg0128a.txt
117b 10 MORGAN Emeline 30 VA pg0117a.txt
139a 13 MORGAN Hardy 6 NC pg0128a.txt
129b 39 MORGAN Haske 50 NC pg0128a.txt
139a 10 MORGAN Irvin 30 NC pg0128a.txt
179b 19 MORGAN John 27 NC pg0176a.txt
179b 22 MORGAN John 5 NC pg0176a.txt
117b 8 MORGAN Joseph H. 60 VA pg0117a.txt
117b 9 MORGAN Mary 25 VA pg0117a.txt
139a 14 MORGAN Nancy 2 NC pg0128a.txt
179b 21 MORGAN Robert 7 NC pg0176a.txt
179b 42 MORGAN Robert 52 VA pg0176a.txt
180a 3 MORGAN Robert 18 VA pg0176a.txt
179b 23 MORGAN Samuel 1/12 NC pg0176a.txt
180a 5 MORGAN Sarah 11 VA pg0176a.txt
179b 20 MORGAN Susan 24 NC pg0176a.txt
180a 1 MORGAN Tabitha 54 VA pg0176a.txt
180a 4 MORGAN Thomas 16 VA pg0176a.txt
180a 2 MORGAN William 20 VA pg0176a.txt
129b 38 MORGAN Winfield 67 NC pg0128a.txt



County, NC - Revolutionary War Soldiers

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Hertford County, North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldiers:

The following Hertford men spearheaded the defense of the area in congress,
as convention delegates, as soldiers or in several or all of those capacities.
They were dedicated to the task of fighting for Provincial Independence from
Great Britain and American Liberty. Hertford County apparently contributed ten
companies of soldiers to the benefit of the American Revolution ~ this is a
partial listing of those patriots:

Benjamine Baker
John Baker, Lt.
Lawrence Baker, 1st Major - [later promoted to General]
David Boon
Matthias Brickle, Lt. Colonel
Thomas Bricke, Captain
John Burton, Adjt.
William Butler
Giles Carter
Isaac Carter, Captain
Caesar Chavis
Thomas Coleman, Captain
Godwin Cotton
Thomas Davidson
Joseph Dickinson
John Duke
Boble Gay
Thomas Green
James Hall
John Harrell, Lt.
Harry Hill, Captain
Kinchen Hollomon
Barnaby Johnson
Richard Johnson
James Jones, Captain
Samuel Jones, Captain
Jesse Knight
William Knott
Jacob Lassiter
Thomas Lassiter
Dr. William Lewis
Lewis Lilly
George Lyttle, 2nd Major
Moses Manley
Southam Manley
John McGlaughon, Captain
Michael McKeel
Nottingham Monk
#3272 James Morgan served under Col Hardy Murfree (see Stony Point story Gen
Washington and Col H Murfree)
John Morgan
Marmmaduke Moore
Hardy Murfree, Captain - [later promoted to Major and then Colonel]
William Murfree
William Murray, Lt.
Abner Perry, Captain
James Pierce
Thomas Pierce
Exum Powell
Stephen Ray
Day Ridley
Robert Sumner
Joseph Walker, Captain
Henry Winborne
John Winborn, Lt.
James Wright
Benjamin Wynns, Colonel
George Wynns


Nash County NcArchives History .....Rev War Pension August 5, 1844
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File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Mary Sheffield-Hegi msheffield2003@yahoo.com April 18, 2010, 9:50 pm

After the death of Ruth's husband, John Morgan, his Revolutionary War service
was certified by William Hill, Secretary of State, North Carolina, on August
5, 1844, and Ruth applied for a pension (file no. W-18528).

State of North Carolina
Nash County
On this the ninth day of August eighteen hundred and forty-four (1844)
personally appeared before me Evan H. Morgan one of the acting justices in and
for the county and State aforesaid Mrs. Ruth Morgan and maketh the following
declaration in order to obtain a pension under the act of Congress passed 4th of
July 1836. and after being duly sworn according to Law doth declare on her
oath that she is the widow of the late John Morgan deceased who enlisted in the
Revolutionary war of the Continental line of North Carolina about the
commencement of the war as will more fully appear by a certificate which she has
procured from the secretary of the state of North Carolina which she
submits as proof in part of her said husband John Morgan service and she
farther declares that her said deceased husband John Morgan who she now
represents died on the fifteenth day of May eighteen hundred and thirty seven
and that he was aged eight eight years when he died and that she was his wife is
ninety four years old and that her maiden name was Ruth Stallings and that she
was married to her husband John Morgan in year seventeen hundred and seventy one
and she declares that she was a resident of the county of Nash and state
aforesaid when she and her husband John Morgan was married and they have resided
every since in the county and state aforesaid and she farther declares that her
deceased husband John Morgan was a while before he died preparing his proof of
his services but died before he could make his proof and that she herself did
not know until lately that there was any provision made by the act of Congress
for widows of deceased soldiers if she had known such fact existed she should
have made application before now and she farther declares that she relinquishes
all claims for a
pension whatever except the claim sworn and supported to this day and date
above
written
Ruth (her mark) Morgan
Wit. Evan H. Morgan JP

I the undersigned acting Justice of the Peace do hereby certify that Ruth
Morgan the above applicant for a pension is from old age and bodily infirmity
entirely unable to attend court and file her declaration
Evan H Morgan JP

An affidavit was submitted by Henry Morgan, who stated that he was well
acquainted with John Morgan the husband of Ruth Morgan. The births of the
three eldest children were "pasted on the lid of this book," having been copied
from the original by said Henry Morgan, in 1816 or 1817. There are three other
children, heirs of said Ruth Morgan: James, Anna, who married Bennett Smith,
and Susannah, who married Irven Finch. The old, original
record is in the possesssion of Henry's brother, William Morgan, who refuses to
let the record be taken off the book. No date.
Evan H. Morgan, J.P.

State of North Carolina
Nash County
This day personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the peace for
the county and State aforesaid Mr. William B. Morgan of Nash county and after
being duly sworn according to Law deposit and sayeth that he is 45 years
old and that this leaf attached to this paper contains the original record of
the ages of the two oldest children of John Morgan Ruth Morgan widow of the
latter who is now making application for a pension and that he has had the said
record in his possession for the space of 24 years and that he has always
understood it is in the hand writing of his uncle Henry Morgan and he further
states he has every reason to believe that it has been in the family ever
since the names on the attached leaf was reccorded Sworn and subscribed to
before me Jan 27th
1845
Wm B Morgan
wit. Evan H Morgan JP

The leaf that was turned in by William Morgan was from the family bible, and it
named three children of John Morgan and Ruth his wife. It gave their names and
births as follows: William, born September 26, 1772; Nancy, born June 4, 1774;
and John, born February 25, 1777.

An affidavit was submitted by James Morgan, aged 57 years, who says he is the
eighth child of John and Ruth Morgan. He says his father "was a man of
little education and did not get about and did not know how to make out the form
etc."
Signed by James Morgan, January 27, 1845.
A B Baines JP.


Additional Comments:
See copy of Bible record for John Morgan Sr. and Rutha Stallings Morgan
Rutha was from VA according to 1850 Nash census record and 103 but she was 103
at her death in 1863. Her Pension records for her husband John say her real age
of 94 in 1844 making her born 1750.


Source: Nc Archive
Written: November 27, 1774
Recorded: January 25, 1782

James Morgan of Edgecombe County and Nash and Elizabeth Parish

1774 Edgecombe Parish was again found to be too large and accordingly divided.
The western portion became Elizabeth Parish. The dividing line began at
Richmond's Old Place on the40

Roanoke and extended along various bounds to the house of Thomas Daniels on
Fishing Creek.41

The landmarks mentioned in the division have now disappeared but the line
apparently ran within a mile or so of the present road between Halifax and
Enfield. The freeholders of Edgecombe Parish were directed to meet at the
Church at Conoconara to elect vestrymen while the freeholders of Elizabeth
Parish were to hold their election at the court house in Halifax town. Very
little is known about Elizabeth Parish. After its formation there are few
references to it. The will of the Rev. Thomas Burges mentions money due him
from the two parishes in Halifax County, indicating that he served both
Edgecombe and Elizabeth Parishes.

The same session of the Assembly which divided Edgecombe Parish in 1774 also
divided St. Mary's Parish, Edgecombe County. The new parish formed from St.
Mary's was also called Elizabeth.42

This parish was not a part of Elizabeth Parish as formed from Edgecombe Parish—
Halifax and it is strange that the two new parishes should have identical
names.43

Elizabeth Parish as formed from St. Mary's occupied what is now Nash County.


The parish division referred to took place in 1756. The part of Edgecombe
Parish south of Fishing Creek was constituted St. Mary's Parish. This division
left Edgecombe Parish bounded by the present limits of Halifax County. In 1759
the county itself was divided and Edgecombe Parish did in fact become Halifax
County while the Parish of St. Mary's retained the name of Edgecombe.31

It is not known why the parish of more recent establishment retained the old
county name. The confusing combination of Edgecombe Parish-Halifax County
resulted.

The act dividing the parish in 1756, in addition to providing for the money
due from John Pope, directed that St. Mary's Parish assume its share of the
arrears of the parish of Edgecombe, the proportion to be determined by the
number of tithables in each parish. This was customary when a new parish was
established and seems to have been perfectly fair. However, the new vestry of
St. Mary's didn't like the arrangement and sent the Rev. Mr. Moir and two of
its members to the Assembly and to the Governor to complain.32

In 1760 he was one of the commissioners appointed to lay out the town of
Tarborough and was one of the first lot holders. Mr. Moir remained in St.
Mary's until 1762 when he became rector of St. George's Parish in Northampton
County. While in Northampton he seems to have visited Bertie and Hertford
Counties and his old charge of St. Mary's with some degree of regularity. He
resigned from St. George's late in 1765 and died soon thereafter. The Rev. Mr.
Moir was quite a controversial figure and much has been written about him. He
became involved in a private dispute with Governor Dobbs while he was rector
of St. Mary's. There is a good discussion of Mr. Moir and his work in St.
George's Parish in Northampton Parishes by Lewis.33

The chapel at Elias Fort's was located on the south bank of the Tar River near
a small spring at Teat's Bridge.68

This bridge appears on Tanner's map of North Carolina, printed in 1823, and is
located about eight miles north west of the town of Tarboro, near Dunbar farm.
There is no reference to any other chapel in St. Mary's Parish, in either the
printed histories or court records. The Mouzon Map already referred to, shows
a cluster of houses and a church building at both Halifax town and Tarboro.
Whether this is of significance or merely the map makers symbol for a town,
one cannot say. There seems to be no tradition of a church or chapel in
Tarboro at this date belonging to the Church of England.

James Morgan

Nash County, North Carolina, Will Book I, page 19
"In the Name of God, Amen this 27 day of November 1774, I James Morgan, of
Egcomb County and Elisabeth Parish being Sick and weak of body but of sound
and perfect sense and memory and calling to mind the mortality of body and
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this
my last will and Testament, and as for what it hath pleased God to Bless me
with I Give and dispose in manner following. Imprimus, first of all my lawful
debts and funeral charges to be paid.
Item. I Give and bequeath to my loving son John Morgan, all that part of land
begining at the Mouth of Norflits branch thence to out to the back line line
and up to Benjn. Tanns line also one Cow and Calf to him his heirs &c for Ever
Item. I Give and bequeat to my loving son James Morgan all that part of land
on Et. Side of the Deep Bottom Branch up to the Bogg Branch, then up the Bogg
Branch to the head thence a Strait course to John Taylors line, also one cow
and calf and on two year old heifer to him his heirs and assigns foreve.
Item. I Give and bequeat to my loving son Henry Morgan one Cow and Calf and
one two year old heifer to him his heirs and &c forever.
Item. I give and bequeat to my loving son Hardy Morgan the reminder of my land
with the plantation I now live on after his mothers death to him his heirs and
assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeat to my loving wife Elisabeth, all the remainder part
of my Estate to raise my children with and what remains at her death I desire
may be equally divided between my son Stone and both Cealle Morgan, and I do
hereby Nominate and appoint my loving wife Elisabeth Morgan my sole Executrix
of this my last Will and Testament utterly disallowing all others before by me
made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and
Testament in Witness whereo, I have herento set my hand and affixed my seal in
the day and date above, Writen
Signed Sealed published his
and pronounced by sd, James James X Morgan (Seal)
Morgan to be his last Will mark
and testament
C W Moore
his
John X Finch
mark
her
Mary X Kiff
mark"

An inventory of James Morgan's estate was made by Hardy Morgan, administrator.
It included much livestock, and a sale was held by James Battle, Sheriff, on
January 25, 1782. Selah Morgan and Hardy Morgan were mentioned (Nash County
Inventories, Sales and Current Accounts of Estates 1777-1859).
An inventory of James Morgan's estate was made by Hardy Morgan, administrator.
It included much livestock, and a sale was held by James Battle, Sheriff, on
January 25, 1782. Selah Morgan and Hardy Morgan were mentioned (Nash County
Inventories, Sales and Current Accounts of Estates 1777-1859).


Source: Wills, Deeds, Estate Records, Census
Author: Mary Sheffield-Hegi

DNA Matches for

James Morgan Sr. of Edgecombe Co, NC born about 1714 (VA), wife Elizabeth

By Mary Sheffield Hegi, James “Doug” Morgan Contributor’s Janice Clark,
Dorothy Smith, John Morgan IV, Martin Sewell, Micheal Walsh

James Morgan Sr. Will Nash County, North Carolina, Will Book I, page 19
I Give and bequeath to my Loving son John Morgan all that part of land
begining at the Mouth of Norflits branch thence out to the back line line and
up to Benjn. Tanns line also one Cow and Calf to him his heirs &c for Ever
Item. I Give and bequeat to my loving Son James Morgan all that part of land
on Et. Side of the deep bottom branch up to the bogg branch then up the bogg
branch to the head thence a Strait coure to John Taylor’s line also one Cow
and Calf and two year old heifer to him his heirs and assigns for Ever Item. I
Give and bequeat to my loving son Henry Morgan one Cow and Calf and one two
year old heifer to him his heirs and for ever Item. I give and bequeat to my
loving son Hardy Morgan the reminder of my land with the plantation I now live
on after his mothers death to him his heirs and assigns for Ever Item. I give
and bequeat to my loving wife Elisabeth all the Remainder part of my Estate to
raise my Children with and what remains at her death I desire may be Equally
Divided between my son Stone and Cealle Morgan Bette, and I do hereby Nominate
and appoint my loving wife Elisabeth Morgan my Sole Executrix of this my last
Will and testament utterly disallowing all others before by me made and
Ratifying and confirming this and no Other to be my last Will and Testament in
Witness whereof I have herento Set my hand and affixed my Seal in the day and
date above Writen Signed Sealed published his and pronounced by sd James X
Morgan (Seal) Morgan to be his last Will mark and testament C W Moore his Mark
John X Finch mark her Mary X Kiff mark" ( I found a William Kiff in Onslow NC ,
could be a connection to her, who was she a sister to James, Maybe?)


Morgan DNA
Y DNA is handed down from father to son, leaving a DNA trail, so the
importance of DNA can’t be over stated when genealogy research throws you a
curve and you hit a brick wall as we did with our known ancestor James Morgan
from Edgecombe, NC. DNA gave us the answer and not in the direction we were all
researching. What a surprise to see and old Edgecombe document I had stored for
years held the clue along with a letter from Dorothy Smith sent to me this
Spring a DNA match. Even then it wasn’t until I sat down and started this
article that the answer jumped out at me. All the puzzle pieces fell into place
thanks to Doug Morgan’s DNA. Doug Morgan who ancestors were; James Morgan SR
Edgecombe, and Nash NC. John Morgan Sr. B: 1749 Nash NC, William b:1772 Nash,
Ezekiel b: 1797 Nash NC, Melvin Walker co , Alabama b: 1846, Burt (AKA Sweet)
b:1887, James b:1920, all from Walker Co. Alabama. Doug’s DNA can be found at
ysearch.com User ID KY6E2 & small-stuff.com/Morgans #M106181My cousin Doug
Morgan a retired, Fire Chief
from Birmingham AL,.became a DNA donor and had 2 very interesting matches! One
DNA 25/24 match was from Lott Morgan son who were all born and lived in
Monmounthshire, Glamorgan Co. Wales until 1950 when Lott Morgan moved to
America. His son’s DNA proves we were related to this Welsh family in the early
1700’s.

Letter from our 25/1 DNA Match in Wales

Hi! My Dad was (Cecil Owen Lot Morgan b. 10/11/1923 Maerdy, Glamorgan, Wales
d. 1/990 Port Orford, Oregon). We were actually from Monmouthshire Gwent My
Great Grandfather, Lot Morgan, settled in the Rhondda Valley, Glamorgan, but
he was born in Pontypool, Monmouth. My Mom does remember her Father-in-Law (my
grandfather Robert Henry Morgan) stating that we did have family in America.
Who and when, no-one
knows. We were also told we were descended from the Family of Tredegar Wales and
Henry Morgan the Pirate family, so I take it all with a grain of salt Janis
Clark sent me copies of her father’s g-father’s and ggg-father’s birth records
to verify her ancestor’s history.
One question still remained which Morgan crossed the pond and came to America?
The answer is: James Morgan Sr. born in England, as stated by John Alexander
Morgan s/o Seth s/o Henry s/o James Morgan Sr. The answer found in Dorothy Smith
letter who’s nephew Raymond Morgan is a perfect 25/25 DNA match with Doug
Morgan, and who’s family descends from Seth Morgan from Birtie and Hertford NC,
son of Henry, son of James JR. Seth later moved to TN then White Co Arkansas.
James Morgan Jr. born about 1757 served in the Rev War and died without a will.
James Jr is believed to be buried in Hwy 97 out from Samaria
Baptist Church.

Dorothy Smith letter

Letter from our 25/25 DNA Match, Dorothy writes in this letter to me just
before she died of a heart attack last spring. Mary, My nephew “Windy” (DNA
donor) is the son of my brother, Raymond W. Morgan, Sr. (1915-1996). Our
father was Luther Thomas Morgan (1878-1946), born in Center Hill, White
County, AR. Luther Thomas Morgan was the son of John Alexander Morgan and Mary
Elizabeth (Bette) Wood. Luther's siblings were: Martha Ida Morgan (1868-
1941), Mary Ella Morgan (1871-?), Arthur David Morgan (b. 1875-d. 1958 in
Texarkana, Miller County, AR.), Kate M. Morgan (1885-?). Mary Elizabeth
(Bette) Wood was the daughter of David Simpson Wood & Sarah Jane ?). John
Alexander Morgan b. 4-26-1841 in Brownsville, Haywood County, TN., d. 6-13-
1918 in Kensett, White County, AR. He was the son of Seth Morgan b.1801 in
Bertie County, NC; d. 12-23-1863 in Center Hill, White County, AR. and Nancy
Valentine (b. 1814 in Bertie County, NC; d. between 1860-1863. John Alexander
Morgan enlisted at Pocahontas, AR in the Confederacy 11-1-1861,Co, E 7th
Infantry (Desha's Battalion). He was in the battle of Peach Tree Creek and
the Chicamoga battle. He was captured at Harrodsburg, KY on 10-9-1862 and
exchanged at Vicksburg, Ms. He was wounded and sent to a hospital near
Atlanta, GA in 1864. In a 1911 census for Confederate veterans he stated his
grandfather was James Morgan who had come to this country from England and was
a soldier in the Revolutionary War and that he soldiered 6 years under Gen
George Washington. However, the dates do not correspond and I have been
unable to verify this. Perhaps it was his great grandfather who served in the
Revolutionary War. Dorothy had not seen Henry’s court doc from Edgecombe when
she wrote this letter to me. If she had she would seen that Seth, and Henry
Morgan descended from James Morgan and his grandfather was indeed James Morgan
Jr who did in fact serve in the Rev. War. If he served in under Gen George
Washington then that should be easy enough to prove and Washington letters and
diary were full of references to a Morgan. I did research the census records
for this line of Morgan’s and Dorothy did do her homework.
Harrell Census Hertford NC
In chapter 4, of the Harrell Genealogy. I noted a land purchase Nathan made in
Bertie County in 1793, and that he still owned the land on the Chowan River at
his death in 1802. The Bertie County land was divided among several of his
heirs in 1818. It appears the division of this land was based on Nathan’s
will. The Bertie County Court appointed Commissioners to establish an equal
division into four parcels of 32 acres each to be drawn by four of Nathan’s
heirs. James and Celia Harrell Morgan drew lot number 1; Starkey S. Harrell
drew lot number 2; George and Sarah Bond drew lot number 3; and William and
Nancy Harrell Smith Yancey drew lot number four. [1] (Nancy’s first husband
was William Smith; her husband at the time of the land division was James
Yancey.)
This has to be Selah or Celia, married to our James Morgan Sr. that we all
have thought to be Milton but she died in 1790.
NC Tester of Wills page 70
Morgain (Morgan) Elizabeth Selah May 4 1790
James (eldest), William Ex. Brother William Morgain, Elias Owens. Wit: James
Taylor, Robert Vick.

1784-1787 Johnston Co NC census
Hardy, John, and William, but not James. As he died in 1774 James Battle,
Sheriff, sale Jan 25 1782,
Also this same family in the Hertford census, .Hardy and Cealle Morgan. were
mentioned in Nash Inventories.
The Harrells write:
Celia does not appear to have been with her mother, Elizabeth Gordon, in the
1810 census when she would have been 16 to 19 years old. I did not find her
with her future husband, James Morgan, either. There was a James Morgan in
Hertford County, but he was a bit too old to be Celia’s husband. The 1810
entry for James Morgan listed him as over 45 years of age, and his wife as
over 26. (The age category for James is very difficult to read from the
microfilm, but based on his age in the 1820 and 1830 censuses, I think he
should have been in the 26-45 age category in 1810, and Celia would not have
been over 20 years of age.)
By 1820, there is a census entry that has James and his wife in age categories
more appropriate for Celia’s estimated age. James should have been age 30-40,
Celia should have been 26-30. She was age 26 to 45 in 1820, and 30 to 40 in
1830, so we can put her age at between 26 and 30 in 1820, which gives a birth
year of between 1791 and 1794
Henry Morgan Court Doc. Edgecombe NC
Henry Morgan s/o James Morgan JR. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Court
Record State of North Carolina
Edgecomb County In Equity To the Honorable the Judge of the Court of Equity
for the County of Edgecomb –The Bill of Complaint of Henry Morgan of the
County of Edgecomb & of Zylphia, Lavinia & Seth Morgan all of the County of
Hertford Humbly complaining shew (sic) unto your Honor Your Orators the said
Henry, Zylphia, Lavinia & Seth Morgan, that James Morgan the father of your
Orators & Oratrices was a private soldier in the War of the Revolution &
served therein during the period for which he was enlisted which as your
Orators & Oratrices believe was for three years, & until he was regularly
discharged that in consequence of his said services the said James Morgan
became entitled to a military land warrant for 247 acres - for which said
warrant he was entitled to have a grant issued wherein from the State of North
Carolina, having enlisted & belonged to the North Carolina line during the
Revolutionary War as will appear from the Muster Rolls & the Books of the Land
Office of said State - & that a warrant did, as your Orators & Oratrices are
informed & believe, accordingly issued in the name of the said James Morgan,
which was numbered 3272 for 274 acres, and was deposited in the land office in
Tennessee - that the said James Morgan departed this life some years past
intestate and that in consequence of his death the said warrant was not
located but remained in the said land office -that the said James Morgan left
surviving him your Orators & Oratrices together with Monica Morgan

Exact 25/25 DNA matches Letter’s from John Irvin Morgan and Martin Sewell
Mary, Thanks for all your information. Most of my data came from Rocky
Strickland who is a descendent of George Washington Morgan and FEREBEE
LAFAYETTE Finch (common ancestors of mine). Beyond the information he has
provided, I don’t have much to offer. I do have detailed birth/death/marriage
information on my line from John Morgan, Jr b. 2-25-1777 onward if you are
interested though I don’t have any original source data at this time. My line
has stayed very close to Nash County over the years, in fact I was born in
Wilson, NC and grew up in Farmville, NC just east of Nash County. At this
time, I live in Virginia in the suburbs of Washington , DC John Morgan IV
Dear Doug and Mary,
My name is Martin Sewell and I recently obtained your names and email
addresses from John Morgan IV. I am assisting a cousin of mine,
Raymond "Windy" Morgan, in researching his Morgan line. Ray and John have
matched in their 67-marker Y-DNA tests from Family Tree DNA in Houston. This
indicates a very recent common ancestor. Thus, we have a genetic trail that
indicates a relationship but we are severely lacking in the 'paper' trail
(conventional family tree). John has indicated his known ancestors are: John
Morgan, Jr b 2-25-1777 Nash County, NC, d 11-1841 Nash County, NC John Jackson
Morgan b 2-8-1816 Nash County, NC, d 5-17-1900 Nash County, NC George Washington
Morgan b11-5-1851 Nash County, NC d 1-5-23 Nash County NC John Irvin Morgan, Sr
b 9-28-1880 Nash County, NC, d 3-19-45 Farmville, NC John Irvin Morgan, Jr b
4-9-1910 Wilson, NC, d 7-31-1981 Farmville, NC John Irvin Morgan III b 2-13-1948
Wilson, NC, d 5-13-1987 Alexandria, VA
The Morgan line Ray and I are chasing: Seth Morgan, b. ca. 1801, Bertie Co., NC,
d. 1863, White Co., AR., m. Nancy Valentine.
John Alexander Morgan, b. 1841, Haywood Co., TN, d. 1918, White Co., AR.
(notable data exist as a result of his CSA military service).
Sons of John Alexander:
Arthur David Morgan, Sr., b. 1875, White Co., AR, d. 1958, Miller Co., AR. (my
maternal grandfather) Luther Thomas Morgan, b. 1878, White Co., AR, d. ca. 1940,
AR. (Ray Morgan's paternal grandfather)

In the 1911 Civil War Veterans' Survey, John Alexander Morgan noted that his
father, Seth Morgan, of Bertie Co. NC, was the son of one James Morgan of NC.
It is possible (but not confirmed), from other records, that this James was born
before 1760 and died around 1819 in Hertford Co., NC. Also, John Alexander
claimed that grandfather James "came from England" and "served six years in the
Revolutionary War under Gen. Washington". Due to James' age and, very likely,
his poor health at this time in his life, the details on the Revolutionary War
service and 'coming from England' are questionable. We've been up against the
proverbial brick wall for years with Seth. Assuming that this James Morgan
mentioned in the 1911 document is indeed his grandfather, then James Morgan (b.
1707)--discounting the part about coming from England--is right for a possible
link. Would you know if he had a son named James, Jr., who had a son named Seth?


Letter from Mary

Yes, but Martin, James Morgan 1707 is not our line! Seth father is James
Morgan Jr. Please see the court document from Edgecombe Co. 1827. James Morgan
JR’s father of Seth and Henry died without a will and was in the Rev War and
maybe with his brother John. James Morgan JR’s father James SR and wife
Elizabeth did leave a Will. It is likely some of James SR children came over
from England, like his grandson said in the 1911 document. I would not began to
dispute that historical document!

John Morgan Sr 1749 Will
JOHN SR. MORGAN s/o JAMES was born 1749, and died April 4, 1836 in Nash
County, NC. He married" RUTHA STALLINGS d.1853 John served as a Revolutionary
War soldier as a Private in Captain White's Company of the Sixth Regiment from
April 26, 1776 until May 10, 1779 as certified August 5, 1844 by William Hill,
Secretary of State of North Carolina.

Per Deed BOOK 2-98, The State of North Carolina ; Governor Alexander Martin on
November 1, 1784 granted to John Morgan a tract of land of 160 acres on Turkey
Creek adjoining Robert Vick.
Will of John Morgan written April 4, 1836 recorded Nov 1840 Nash County Court.
To wife Rutha - lend to her all my land, negro woman Rachel , man Bunn; etc
after her decease , land & man to go to daughter Nancy, woman to go to my son
James.
to son John Morgan - Daniel
to son James Morgan - Ben
to daughter Nancy Morgan - Clary
to daughter Sela wife of Hutchens Ferrel Caroline to daughter Ana wife of
Benet Smith Tim to daughter Susana wife of Irvin Finch - Peg etc
Remainder to go to my 4 daughters and two sons Ex : Irvin Finch, son James
Morgan Wit: H. Finch, Claburn Finch (his mark)
Note attached: Probated Aug Court 1837 & recorded as of date above.

Rutha Stallings Morgan :

In Nash County Court a petition was made by A.B. Baines, admr. in the estate
of Ruthy Morgan, who died intestate in 1853; listing of heirs for a total of
nine shares.
(1.) Ezekiel Morgan , a grandson and child of William who had been a son.
(2.) Grandchildren: Wright Morgan, Moses Morgan, Jackson Morgan, Toppin wife
of Reuben Murray, Gray Morgan and Winnefred were children of John Morgan, who
had been son.
(3.) Cherry Bryant wife of Joseph Bryant had been a daughter
(4.) Great Grandchildren: Harriett Denton wife of Archibald Denton, Alsey M.
Cone, Henry R. Cone, James Cone, John Cone, Nancy Perry wife of Blount Perry,
Susan Cone and William Cone, all children of William Cone who was the son of
Elizabeth Cone a daughter of the intestate.
(5.) Ana Smith was a daughter
(6.) James Morgan was a son
(7.) Susan Finch wife of Irvin Finch, was a daughter (8.) Nancy Morgan, who
recently died had been a daughter. (9.) Children of Celia Ferrell, who had
been a daughter.

Samaria Cemetery
According to relative, Mary Ellen Brantley who still live in the area, John
Morgan SR (born l749) died in l837; married 1771; Rutha Stallings Morgan, born
1750, died 1853. I also notice an Elizabeth Morgan born before 1780; died
before 1850; suppose this was his John’s daughter, appears she married
William May Cone, born before 1809; died 1850. This goes back to before my
great, grand fathers even. Also, I note a son, James Morgan, JR died 1781.
That is all the information I have on them. But these are the people you are
seeking information on. I think they are buried on Hwy 97 out from Samaria
Baptist Church in this church cemetery. I am quite sure of this. In a phone
call to her she said, “they are buried across the road from the church and
because they were well to do they had markers on their graves”.
Other DNA matches other than the one’s listed Above to date.
Just to keep things interesting we have 2 DNA matches from about 400 years
ago with Micheal Walsh from Ireland a variant name of Morgan, and who’s
Morgan’s are related to us thru Tredgar line of “Philip the Welshman.
Hello,

I'm FTDNA kit N54638 and YSearch RXYKH. Although I wouldn't say we are
really close relatives, the FTDNA comparison tool says there is a very high
probability of having a common paternal ancestor in the last
500 years. By the way, 2 of the other 5 people that are possibly
related to me in this way are also of the last name Morgan.

I've been told that Morgan is a traditional surname in Wales (west
side of Great Britain.) My family is from southeastern Ireland
(County Kilkenny) but the family story is they (the Walsh's) came from
Wales circa 1200 A.D. with the Cambro-Norman Invasion of Ireland.


Walace Wilkins Morgan Eliza Caroline Pate

Walace Morgan born in Dora Walker Co. Alabama, s/o Melvin Morgan b: 1846
Horse Creek Alabama wife Sophronia Caroline Elmore from Ga, s/o
Ezekiel Morgan born Aug 26 1797 wife Lenny Brantley both of Nash NC. s/o
William Morgan born 1772 Nash NC and Deliah Nash, s/o John
Morgan Sr B:1749 and Rutha Stallings of VA, s/o James Morgan SR born about
1725 and Elizabeth Monmounthshire, England. At the time James came over to
America Monmounthshire was England. This changed depending on the time period
to Wales so when researching records, look in both Wales and England.

EZEKIEL2 MORGAN (WILLIAM1) was born August 21, 1797 in Raleigh, Wake, North
Carolina, and died November 26, 1881 in Dora Alabama. He married (1) LINNIE
BRANTLEY 1820 in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, daughter of RILEY BRANTLEY.
She was born February 20, 1802 in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, and died
December 27, 1874.

EZEKIEL MORGAN:
Burial: White Church Cemetery- Near Dora AL
LINNIE BRANTLEY:
Burial: White Church Cemetery-Davis Cemetery-Dora AL

The story does look unfinished and it is! The point was just tracing Doug
Morgan's DNA as far back as we could and we still don't know exactly who and
when we crossed the pond to America. If you want a conclusion, according to
Henry Morgan descendant's John Alexander Morgan said, his grandfather James
Morgan came here from England after 1740. We know this from the letter's of
James descendants, who matched Doug DNA 100%, John Alexander Morgan was right,
his grandfather James Morgan came to this country from England/Wales according
to Doug's DNA, a good chance from Janis Morgan line but she has a gap in her
research of about 60 years from our line. Too, we know from letters we have a
varient named Micheal Walsh, who descended. from "Phillip the Welshman" from
Ireland about 600 years ago and he believe's he tie's into the Tredgar line thru
Helen who he says was sleeping with about everyone back then!!!. How he know
this I don't know but I am sure he knows
his history in Ireland, as he still lives there. Janis Clark believes her
family who is a close DNA match to
Doug and her family is from Careleon Wales and she has always been told her
family descended from this Tredgar line too. So that ties both of them in to the
Tredgar line. Her family has always lived just down the road from Tredgar near
Pontypool Wales. I posted these letters hoping it would help researcher's who
were looking to tie into our James Morgan line (husband of Elizabeth), and maybe
someone from Edgecombe reading this book after it is published will have more
answers but until we get more DNA perfect matches down the road from other
Morgan's in Wales and America there is no conculsion and to many still
unanswered questions to reach a conclusion. All I could do was publish the
letters from our Morgan's who had matched Doug and hope someone before the next
book is published can add to our DNA history. Matches are coming in all the time
and everyone wants to know how they fit into our line but it will be up to them
to trace their history to these
ancestors especialy 100 years from now! Anyone who wants to add or has good
reason to believe something different is always welcome. Nancy Moore descendant
of Seth, who said she paid thousands on her research of her James Morgan line.
(s/o James), I would wlove to see her research as she has doc of James Rev War
records and according to her a file cabinet full of records from the court house
basement in White Co Arkansas and Archives in DC. Maybe some day I can meet with
her and go over some of her research.

I do hope you do the DNA 67 and let us know how it comes out. We have 2 DNA 67
matches already. The Arkansas Raymond "Windy" Morgan, descendant of Henry Morgan
s/o James Jr. line did a 67 and John Irvin Morgan III, MD from VA. who descended
from John Morgan Sr b: 1748, John Jr, George Washington Morgan. It is
interesting that Henry line, John Alexander Morgan said, his grandfather served
under Gen Washington and John Jr. named his son George Washington Morgan. Must
be a grain of truth to this story of John Alexander Morgan.


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