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Shepherd Hinson Morgan
Birth: Mar. 15, 1890
Marion
Marion County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 21, 1971
Wilson
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA

"Shep" was born in Marion County, S.C. (now Dillon County). His note left in the family bible (daughter Martha has it) says he was born near Oakdale Church, just over the Dillon County line in Robeson County N.C. He is remembered as self-educated man who worked hard all his life to support a family of eleven. Upon leaving the farm as a young man, he first became a deputy Sheriff, but could not take having to arrest kin folks so he quit to go to barber school and became a Barber. He left Chadburn, NC with his family in 1929 at the beginning of the Great Depression to live and work in Rocky Mount. He worked thirty one years there as a Barber. Many of those years were spent working in Weeks Barber Shop in South Rocky Mount (Almond C. Weeks), where his sons started taking turns making money as shoe shine boyS. He opened his own three-chair Barber shop in 1940 across from the main Atlantic Coast Line railway station, address 429 SE Main St, next to the Hawkins Hotel and Nellie's Diner. His son Leon, remembers that while working as shoe shine boy and clean up person, his dad met, talked to and learned things from Railroad people he provided services to from all up and down the East Coast. He also met and talked to may travelers from many places and listened attentively to the world news every day. He loved to hear and tell jokes and was considered among the best when it came to sense of humor. All the children remember his humorous sayings as family gospel; often cracked with a dry voice in the midst of what would otherwise have been strictly tragedy. He could make Etta stop to laugh in the middle of trying to hit him in the head with a frying pan. He always had chickens and a vegetable garden in the yard and was a skilled cabinet maker and carpenter as a hobby. During World War II and during the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts, he regularly wrote to and recieved letters from five of his six sons who all were in the Military Service, four of them going overseas. His son, Gale, who was born a cripple was not accepted for military service. He planned for, designed and built a family home at 903 Griffin St in Rocky Mount in 1954-1958 near the time of his retirement after selling the Barber Shop business. He often cut hair in the basement of his home for old-time customers. He kept in touch by letter with all of his children throughout his life, always reporting mostly the good things from home and always encouraging everyone to stay in touch. As a young man he played the fiddle and the banjo, but had to give it up in later years because of arthritus in both hands. He and Etta raised not only their own nine children but substantially raised several grandchildren as well at their home where a good size ditch with running water ran through the one and a half heavily wooded acres of property just behind the house and just outside the basement where family re-union dinners would be held. He also had a large garden and grape arbor, and a chicken house and chickens, and pigs for a while. He is most fondly remembered and greatly admired by his children and grandchildren. He suffered senilty for a year before his death. He went to the hospital for acute glaucoma in one eye, for the first time in his life at age 81 and never really completely recovered from the anesthesia required to ease his pain. He came from a tenant farmer background with a 7th grade education to become a successful small business owner and operator, and successful father to nine children and about ten grandchildren who lived for awhile in his self-designed and self-built "retirement" home. In May of 1998, 28 years after his death in May 1971, Son Alan also remembered that Dad sang a really great, very deep voice Base in the choir at church on special occasions. He was the son of Orphie Bass and Kenneth Morgan. 
 
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 Parents:
  Franklin Jacob Morgan (1863 - 1925)
  Orpha Ann Bass Morgan (1866 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Mantha Etta Small Morgan (1895 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Carl Andrew Morgan (1914 - 1993)*
  Hobart Stanley Morgan (1916 - 1973)*
  Evelyn Athelea Morgan King (1918 - 1985)*
  Martha Mildred Morgan Bruffey (1921 - 2007)*
  Maurice Wilton "Pete" Morgan (1921 - 1984)*
  Gale Freeman Morgan (1922 - 1989)*
  Shepherd Alan Morgan (1929 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Colonia Dare Morgan Hill (1882 - 1973)*
  Bonnie Morgan (1885 - 1886)*
  Beady Morgan (1887 - 1889)*
  John Frank Morgan (1888 - 1888)*
  Shepherd Hinson Morgan (1890 - 1971)
  Mary Ann Morgan Evans (1892 - 1973)*
  John Ance Morgan (1895 - 1980)*
  Franklin Jasper Morgan (1897 - 1980)*
  Orpah Jane Morgan Spivey (1899 - 1996)*
  Ida Mae Morgan McElveen (1902 - 1975)*
  James Proctor Morgan (1905 - 1984)*
  Ruby Morgan Britt (1908 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rocky Mount Memorial Park
Rocky Mount
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Dec 05, 2004
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