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Re: Henry Morgan Susannah Poe
Posted by: mary sheffield (ID *****1554) Date: November 21, 2012 at 13:31:17
In Reply to: Henry Morgan Susannah Poe by shirley meznarich of 19630

This will answer your your question if Capt. Morgan Morgan was related to your line. Evan was also a brother to the Rowan and Guilford line. I am trying to line up all of these Morgan's that could be related to one anouther. also a Benj Morgan I will post.

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters
Pension Application of Evan Morgan S11098
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
[The following letter explains the petition that follows it.]
Morgantown 7th March 1833
Honb’l Lewis Cass, Sec. of War
Sir I enclose the papers of Evan Morgan for a pension – he informs me, that during the term
which Mr. Isaac Leffer represented this district in Congress, he sent a petition to Mr Leffler,
accompanied by an affidavit of Joseph Bonner [pension application S40421], proving his
services, praying Congress for relief – the late Mr. Doddridge promised Morgan to obtain, when
he went to Washington last fall the affidavit and hand it to you, his health I suppose prevented
his making the examination — Bonner died some years ago, he was a pensioner under the law of
I suppose that Morgan can obtain from the Executive of Virginia a certificate that he was
commissioned as an ensign, if it is necessary, he will apply through Col. Morgan of Richmond.
I am very respt’y Your obt. serv’t Thos. P. Ray [Clerk of Monongalia Court]
To Congress
The petition of Evan Morgan of Monongalia County and State of Virginia respectfully
sheweth – That in an early day, his father David Morgan removed to said County, and settled on
the Monongahela River, some distance above the place where Morgantown the present seat of
Justice of said County now stands. At that time this part of the country was on the extreme
frontier, and continually exposed to the cruel incursions of the Indians. In the year 1774 so soon
as your petitioner arrived at age, animated with a desire to repel their inroads – avenge his
murdered neighbours – and prevent future invasions, he volunteered under Col. Anguish
McDaniel [sic: Angus McDonald], to march to the Muskingum River, and by destroying the Indian
towns to compell them to sue for peace. The battalion marched, and after some severe fighting,
and encountering hardships and perils, that cannot here be detailed, accomplished their object
by the destruction of four Indian towns. In the year 1775, the rumour of the contest for Liberty
reached the wilderness where your petitioner dwelt in almost perpetual warfare with the Savages
and wild beasts of the forest. He did not hesitate so soon as he understood the grounds of
controversy with England, but repassed the Alleghany [sic: Allegheny] Mountains, and in the
beginning of the year 1776, at Hagerstown, Maryland, enlisted as a regular soldier for one year,
under Capt. John Nelson of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment commanded by Col. Dehorse [sic: John
DeHaas], in Gen’l. Sinclair’s [Arthur St. Clair’s] Brigade. Your petitioner was marched northward;
and at length to the Canadian line; but when the army had penetrated to the mouth of the river
Sorrel, a retreat was ordered, and they marched back to Ticonderoga. Here in the summer of ‘76,
your petitioner heard with mingled emotions of awe and satisfaction, the Declaration of
Independence first read by Gen’l. Sinclair to the army, drawn up in hollow squares. After various
hardships, your petitioner was at length marched to Philadelphia, where in the year 1777 he was
honorably discharged after having served fourteen months. He has lost his discharge, but
accompanies this petition with the affidavit of Joseph Bonner Sen’r., one of his fellow soldiers, to
prove the truth of his statement.
Upon his discharge your petitioner felt anxious to ascertain the condition of his father &
family, whom he had left in the wilderness surrounded by savage foes. He proceeded westward
over the Mountains, and found them alive, though harrassed by the enemy. Learning that Gen’l.
[Edward] Hand was about to proceed into the Indian country with a body of troops, to chasten
the Indians, and prevent their aggressions, your petitioner immediately volunteered under him,
& marched in the latter part of the year 1777. – The result of that expedition [Feb 1778, known
derisively as the “Squaw Campaign”] is matter of public history. In the year 1788 [sic: summer
1779] your petitioner volunteered under Col Broadhead [sic: Daniel Brodhead], to go up the
Alleghany River to destroy the Munsie [Munsee] Indian towns, which object was affected.
These were the public expeditions in which your petitioner took part against the common
enemy besides which, he was for several years engaged in the defence of forts on the frontier, in
partizan warfare, and in personal rencountres with the Savages; in the course of which, his
father and himself suffered much both in person and property. At one time, they were stripped
of nearly all their stock & moveables by the depredations of the Indians: and at another time his
father was wounded in a personal combat with two armed Savages, whom he slew, although then
sixty years of age. – Your petitioner is now in the 76 year of th his age – is very frail in body, and
reduced to poverty. He has endeavoured to procure a subsistence by teaching a small school in
the country but physical debility being now added to original deficiencies in education, he is
unfitted for that pursuit. Under these circumstances he is induced to apply to his country for
relief, and being apprehensive that his case does not come clearly within the provisions, of the
general law for the relief of distressed revolutionary soldiers, he prays that a special Act of
Congress may be passed, placing him on the pension roll, or making such other provision for his
support, during the few remaining years of his life, as Congress may in its wisdom deem most
proper, and your petitioner as in duty bound will pray &c [signed] Evan Morgan
[On 23 Dec 1833 D. P. Morgan deposed that he had gone with Evan Morgan to the home of
Joseph Bonner for the purpose of obtaining the following deposition.]
Virginia Monongalia County (to wit)
this day Joseph Boner Sr Personally appeared before me David P Morgan jun a Justice of
the Peace for said County and after being duly sworn Deposeth and Saith that Evan Morgan of
Monongalia County Inlisted at Hagerstown In the state of Mariland In the year of 1776 under
Capt. John Nelson in the first Pensulvania ridgment Colonel Dehorse in Genral Synclares Birgade
and the said Morgan was Honorable Discharged at Phillidelpha in 1777 and Further the
deponant Saith Not Given under my hand this 8th day of November 1828
Joseph hisXmark Boner
State of Virginia } ss.
county of Monongalia }
On this 28th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty two,
personally appeared before the County court of Monongalia, Evan Morgan, a resident of said
county aged seventy nine years, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth, on his oath,
make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of
Congress, passed June 7th 1832. That he enlisted as a private soldier for one year at Tomlinsons
tavern now in Allegany county Maryland, in the month of March 1776, as well as he can now
recollect with Capt. John Nelson of the first Pennsylvania regiment of Continental troops – that
on the following day he went on to Hagerstown, the place of rendevouz for the company – that
he remained at Hagerstown about two weeks, when he marched with his company through York
and Lancaster to Bethlehem a Moravian town on the Lehigh, from thence to Easton, on the
Delaware; from thence to Boundbrook in New Jersey, from thence to Brunswick and Elizabeth
town, and from thence by water to New York, thence by water to Albany, from thence to Fort
George, from thence to Ticonderoga, thence to Crown point, thence down the Lake [Champlain]
to St. Johns [St.- Jean], from thence to a fort at Chamblee [sic: Chambly], from thence to
Montreal, where we joined the said regiment under the command of Col. Dehase, Lieut. Col.
Housaker and Major Huffnaugal. Gen’l. [Benedict] Arnold being commander in chief – we
immediately marched on to Fort Anne to relieve six hundred prisoners take by the enemy and
indians at a place called the Cedars [halfway between Montréal and Québec]. after releiving the
prisoners, we marched back to Montreal, and remained about three days, from thence to the
mouth of Sorrel river, where we met the enymy and had to retreat up to Chamblee and St. Johns’
– that he was one of the twelve that in the month of June 1776, was sent out as scouts under the
command of Lieut. Wm. Oaldham [sic: William Oldham], the same person that was killed at St.
Clairs’ defeat [at Wabash River, 4 Nov 1791], being there a Lieut. Col. – that from St. Johns’ we
marched to the isle of Ox-nox [sic: Île aux Noix], thence to Crown point, thence to Ticonderoga,
where we made a stand, and continued there untill his term of enlistment expired – that he left
Ticonderoga on the 20th of February 1777 and marched to Philadelphia, where he was discharged
by Capt. Nelsons written discharge in the month of April 1777, which he lost more than forty
years ago – that near Philadelphia, he heard that the Indians were at war upon the people in this
part of the country where his parents then lived and died, he accordingly came home and in May
1777 joined a company of militia commanded by Capt. Morgan Morgan, but cannot possibly
recollect how long he remained in that service —
That in the fall of 1777 Gen’l. Hand at Fort Pitt called for volunteeres, that he persuaded
six of his acquaintances to go with him, and marched to the head of Tenmile creek, now in Green
[sic: Greene] county Pennsylvania, where the volunteers received orders to station themselves in
different forts – that he was stationed at Pricketts fort [see note below] for three months under
Capt. Zadock Springer, a militia captain.
That in the month of July 1779 Col. Brodhead called for volunteers to go and take the
Munsie town, up the Allegheny river, about two hundred miles – that he engaged eleven others
to go with him, that they marched to, and took the town, being engaged in that service from the
time he left home untill his return seven weeks and four days —
That in 1780 he was commissioned as an Ensign by the Governor of Virginia, and during
the summer season was engaged for a week at a time, in scouting and guarding the frontiers, for
which he never received any pay, the time employed altogether he cannot recollect — He
relinquishes all claim to a pension except the present – that his name is on no pension roll of
any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. [signed] Evan Morgan
State of Virginia } SS.
County of Monongalia } On this 25 day of February th in the year 1833, personally appeared
in open court, before the County court of Monongalia, now sitting in open court, Evan Morgan, a
resident of said county, aged seventy nine years, and the same person named in the foregoing
declaration, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following
declaration. That he was born on Town creek, now in Allegany county state of Maryland, on the
first of March, in the year 1754, that his age was recorded in his fathers bible, which has been
destroyed fifty years ago, that whilst an infant his father removed from Town creek to Frederick
county Virginia, and in the year 1773 removed to the county of Monongalia, where he has ever
since resided, and from which he always marched when called into service – that he recollects
Col. Hartley of Pennsylvania, Col. Wine of New Jersey, Col. [Anthony] Wayne of the 4th
Pennsylvania regiment. Col. Johnson, Capt. R. Butler, and a number of other regular officers,
whose names he has forgotten – that he recollects Col. John Evans, Col. McCleery [William
McCleary], Col. Philadejen, Major Springer, Capts. McCollough, Biggs, and a great many other
militia officers, whose names he cannot now recollect.
That he is well acquainted with Col. John Evans, Matthew Gay, John Evans jun’r., Rev’d.
Joseph A Shackelford, Dudley Evans, William Haymond, and a number of other respectable men
of the county, who he believes can testify as to his character, and the general belief in the
neighbourhood of his services in the Revolution —
That there is no person now alive to his knowledge by whom he can prove his services
under Capt. Nelson, that some years ago he petitioned congress for a pension accompanying
which he sent the deposition of Joseph Bonner (who is since dead) who served in the same
company. —
That he is confident, that he served a term not less than six weeks, as an ensign as stated
in his former declaration, and he is confident that could he recollect that this is much short of
the time – that he has been a member of the Methodist church for about forty eight years.
Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid [signed] Evan Morgan
Col. Dudley Evans, aged sixty seven years, personally appeared before the said court and after
being duly sworn, doth depose and say, That he has been personally acquainted with the above
named Evan Morgan, a resident of this county, ever since the year 1779, that he served in the
year 1782 two weekly tours of duty in scouting against the Indians under the said Evan Morgan
as an ensign of Virginia Militia, that during these tours the said Morgan frequently described to
him his the said Morgan’s services in the regular army as an enlisted soldier to the North, and he
has no doubt, that the said Morgan performed the said services – that the said Morgan is a man
of very respectable character — Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
[signed] Dudley Evans
[The following report is by Washington G. Singleton, a District Attorney who investigated many
pensioners from Monongalia and other counties in present West Virginia. For details see pension
application S6111 of David W. Sleeth.]
Evan Morgan draws $56. 20/100
I the undersigned Evan Morgan at the requisition of the Secretary of War give the
following narative of my age and Revolutionary services. to Wit.
I shall be 81 years old on the 1 of March next. st in March 1776 I Enlisted under Capt. John
Nelson (at Tumbleson Tavern (in the allegany mountain) for one year Rendevoused at
Hagerstown Maryland, and marched from there to Montreal [illegible word] Canady, and was
attached to the first Pensylvania Regt. commanded by Col. DHorse, from there the army under
the command of Genl Arnold marched to up the St. Lawrence & recaptured from the British
army six hundred (Quaker) Prissoners – thence Back to Montreal and near quebeck. Met the
american army retreating. Joind it & continued the retreat to ticonderoga then joind Genl
[Horatio] Gates army. we [illegible word] & made a stand against the British who came in sight
but did not attack us. from Ticoderogy the company to which I belonged marched to
Philadelphia and we were discharged. I was one year in this tour.
In June 1777 I volunteered for 3 months under my Brother Capt Morgan Morgan in
Monongalia county – & was stationed at Pickets Fort in said county. this Fort was built by the
settlement for their own protection. Capt. Morgan was commissioned by the committee of safety
– his business & that his men was to guard the settlement and protect it against the invasions of
the Indians. I remained at and about the fort for 3 months. I agreed and made the settlement
right. I had an improvement and got a grant for four hundred acres of land.
In the fall of 1777 Genl. Hand who was at Fort Pitt contemplating against the Indians on
the Muskingham [sic] called on the Militia to volunteer in the expedition – a large number
volunteered and Rendevoused on Ten milecreek Pen we were at that place under the command
of Genl. Gaddis [probably Col. Thomas Gaddis] – the season being far advanced the expedition
was abandoned and by the Direction of Genl Hand the men a ten mile were distributed among
the different Forts in the settlements myself with others under the command of Capt Zadock
Springer, were sent to Prickets Fort & remained there 3 months including the time at Ten mile. –
this was in the winter season
In the Summer of 1778 Col John Evans ordered a draft of men for 3 months. I went a
substitute (cant recollect in whose place) to Martin Fort. (Monongalia cty) [on W side of
Monongahela River on Crooked Run] I was service some three or four weeks. got my leg broke &
went home. this was neighbourhood service.
In the year 1779 I volunteered under Capt. Mason and marched from Monongalia to Fort
Pitt & up the allegany to the Munchee towns. destroyed the town killed fifteen Indians & one
white man supposed to be a british officer was in this expedition seven weeks & four days
In the year 1781 I was commissioned by the Governor of Virginia an Ensign, and 1782 I
served six weeks, as Ensign scouting on the Frontiers & thus ended my Revo services.
In witness of all which I hereto subscribe my name Nov. 3, 1834. Evan Morgan
Witness Isaac Cooper.
To the Honorable Mr. James L. Edwards [Commissioner of Pensions].
Your petitioner Evan Morgan one of the revolutionary soldiers Humbly prays that you
will again take into consideration his claim as a Soldier aforsaid the following comprises the
Services rendered by him as well as he can now recollect all of which he has heretofore state in
his declaration now filed in your office. In the Years 1776 & 77 he served 14 months a part of
the time in Canada the ballance in Vermont [sic] under General Gates and Captain John Nelson
by whom he was marched to Philadelphia and there discharged and returned home in 1777 he
serve 3 months under Captain Morgan his next service was under Captain Sprenger 3 months
the latter part of 1777 defending the frontiers his next Service was under Col’n. Charles Martin
3 months in the year 1778 defending the Frontiers his next Service was under Col’n. Broadhead
7 weeks & 4 days up the Allegany to Big Muncy Town We took the Town and burnt it he was
then commissioned by the Governor of Virginia as Ensign and Served Six weeks defending the
Frontiers lost my commission for all this Service I am only allowed $56.20 per annum I am
now 83 years of age and may say my days are almost numbered I own no real or personal
property except a small amount such as houshold furniture I am now living with my son. being
old and poor and having but a few days more I may say to live and having served my Country
honestly & faithfully at a time that tried mens souls I have taken the liberty to call your
attention again to my case I ask this in shear Justice I can furnish satisfactory testimonials as
to my character & standing and trust you will give this your early attention a few days or
months more and it may be too late With Great respect I remain Respectfully
Your Obt Hble Servat Evan Morgan
NOTE: Fort Prickett is now Fort Prickett State Park 4 mi NE of Fairmont in Marion County WV.
Evan Morgan’s name also appears on the muster roll of that fort under Capt. William Haymond
and Lt. Morgan Morgan from 14 Apr to 12 Jun 1777 (printed in J. T. McAllister’s Virginia Militia
in the Revolutionary War).

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