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Re: Bible - Morgan Family
Posted by: mary sheffield (ID *****1554) Date: January 29, 2012 at 16:18:17
In Reply to: Bible - Morgan Family by Omar McCourry of 1449

I came across this while looking for Morgan's in Burke, Co NC If you go to DNA web site

you will find a descendant of a Morgan from Burke, Co NC. I think there is a Julia wood who would knw how to contact this person about the bible. I don't know if they are related but in that area in the REV WAR there were many MORGAN soldiers. This person who had done the DNA thinks they are related to Edward Morgan who married Elizabeth Lloyd of Frederick VA of the Daniel Boone line and they maybe I don't know as they give very little information on their genealogy, but they are from Burke, NC and could get a wealth of information out of this bible. So could other Morgan researchers if you post it here,with all the names and date of Martha Ann Patsy Morgan and D.C. Morgan,__ his father could have family member's in the Rev War. If it is true his line is from Frederick VA I show
Evan, Zackquil, and James also from the same town in VA.
Zackquil widow in 1834 names his children, Stephen H., Sally, Mary, Malinda, Katherine, Rebecca, John Parimount, David James, Samuel, Moran and Elizabeth. Evan and James does not name their children. None are shown living in NC, only Mongalia VA.

MCCOURRY, Malcolm, Esq. [1742 - 1829] was born in Isla, Scotland. Family lore has it that while Malcolm was wandering on the beaches of Scotland, he was kidnapped at the age of 9 by English sailors who forced him into labor on a ship bound for America. Another version is that Malcolm simply ran away from home and boarded a vessel as a stowaway to the new world. As an adult he prospered, becoming an astute writer and practiced law in Morristown, New Jersey. During the war, he served as quartermaster for the NJ Militia commanded by General Munson. In 1766, he married Rachel Freeman [b. 1747-1836] and lived in Roxbury [now Chester], NJ raising 6 children: Phoebe, Jane*, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Rachel, Sarah. He was a founder of the Presbyterian and First Congregational churches of Chester. First wife, Rachel and their son, Benjamin are buried at the First Congregational Church Cemetery. In 1795, Malcolm leaves his wife and children in NJ for the mountains of western North Carolina. His daughter Jane was already married to Zephaniah Horton at this time and relocated to Wilkes Co., NC to meet up with other Horton relatives who already settled in the area. This includes Col. Nathan Horton [1757-1824]. Malcolm secured 35 acres in Jacks Creek, Yancey Co. and was remarried to Sally Lynn, together having 4 children: James, Malcolm Jr., Zephaniah [buried Zeph McCourry Cem], Harriett. He served as county magistrate. According to the Yancey Co. Court minutes of October 1855, Malcolm moved to Wilkes Co., NC, then to Jacks Creek, Yancey Co., in the early 1800's.
NOTES: Pictured above left is the First Congregational Church of Chester, NJ (taken 2-8-09 -bbpytel) in which Malcolm McCourry was a founder. The original church was established in 1747; 2nd church in 1803 wherein Malcolm was a major organizer, 3rd 1856. 1st wife and son are buried in NJ at the adjacent cemetery; Daughter *Jane McCourry married Pvt. Zephaniah Horton who served. with the NJ Militia and moved from NJ to Yancey Co., NC [see his section]. The Song Catcher, by Sharyn McCrumb mentions her ancestor Malcolm McCourry and his unique story. Online Articles: Malcolm and Sally McCourry - by Carol McCurry - OBCGS. Pictured right is Malcolm's Revolutionary War Tombstone, photo courtesy of Mike Ledford; stone ordered by Paul Kardulis and recently installed at the Zeph McCourry Cemetery in Yancey Co.
Descendants of Barnabas Horton, compiled by Geo. F. Horton, MD, 1876; Malcolm "McCurry", Esq. is mentioned on pages 75-76

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