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Stephen Morgan
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1761
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1850
Marion County
West Virginia, USA

Buried with no stone, son of David and Sarah Stevens Morgan.


It was requested that by contributor AZSuzi that also include this:

Stephen Morgan, was the sheriff of Monongalia County when he made this statement to the
Monongalia Gazette, of Morgantown, in October of 1808: Some historians have asserted
that my father killed three Indians in the fight at our homestead in 1779. He was
responsible only for the death of two Indians; they were of the Delaware Nation, and
about thirty years old. One was very large, weighing about two hundred pounds; the other
was short and stocky, weighing about one hundred and eighty pounds. My father (David
Morgan) was six feet one inch tall, and at that time weighed one hundred and ninety
pounds, about. It has been published that my father tomahawked and skinned the savages.
This is not true. He left one Indian alive, but dying, and returned to the fort and to
his bed, which he had left less than an hour before, where he remained for the remainder
of the day. The oft' made statement that he attempted to escape to the fort by flight is
not true. He did not run a single step with the exception of getting away from the
savages. The running he did was done to gain an advantage over the enemy, and this he
accomplished. "My father traveled the frontier wilderness from boyhood, from Canada,
New York, Pittsburgh, to Kentucky, Tennessee, to South Carolina, and fought the Indians
and other enemies of our country as often as became necessary. Before the fight at our
homestead, he had fought and killed seven Indians in single handed combat. Others there
were, including French and British soldiers, wounded and killed by him as a soldier in
battle. He well understood the Indians and their method of warfare, and could speak the
languages of the Delaware, Shawnee, and Wyndotte nations. "In his manner of living
and defending himself and others, he was no different from his contemporaries. I
certainly would not class him an Indian-fighter, no more than I would class Jacob
Prickett, Frederick Ice, or Nathaniel Cochran as such. He was a Christian, a patriot, a
soldier, a surveyor, and a very good farmer, the profession of which he is most proud,
and a loving, and most times, a too indulgent parent." (Now and Long Ago, pp.
521-522)
 
 
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 Parents:
  David Morgan (1721 - 1813)
  Sarah Stevens Morgan (1726 - 1799)
 
 Children:
  Henry Sommerville Morgan (1799 - 1873)*
  William Stephen Morgan (1801 - 1878)*
  Elizabeth S. Morgan Willey (1803 - 1875)*
  Ann Morgan McClean (1806 - 1866)*
  Albert G. Morgan (1814 - 1870)*
  Sarah Jane Morgan Merrill (1818 - 1897)*
  George Pinkney Morgan (1823 - 1861)*
 
 Siblings:
  Morgan Morgan (1746 - 1826)*
  James Morgan (1748 - 1840)*
  Zackquill Morgan (1758 - 1834)*
  Stephen Morgan (1761 - 1850)
  Drusilla Morgan Cochran (1776 - 1839)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
David Morgan Cemetery
Fairmont
Marion County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Dena West
Record added: Nov 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101051861
Stephen Morgan
Added by: AZ Susi
 
 
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Rest in Peace, my 4th great grandfather...
- Helene McClean Lubaroff
 Added: Mar. 10, 2015
5th Great-grandfather
- Emma Auberg
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014

- Judy Clayton Hagberg
 Added: May. 19, 2013
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