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Samuel Morgan, Sr
Birth: 1753
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1833
Banks County
Georgia, USA

Married Nancy Hill on May 20, 1766 in Hunterdon (now Morris County) New Jersey.

Samuel and Nancy's children:

Samuel Morgan,Jr. 4/26/1778 Morris Co,N.J.
Nancy Morgan 1780 in N.J
John Morgan 2/27/1784 New Jersey
Talitha Morgan 1774-1803
Thomas Morgan 1787 N.J.
Margaret Morgan 1784
Martha Katherine "Katie" Abt 1785
Rhoda Morgan 1774-1793
Patty "Patsy" Morgan 1774-1803
Jonathan J. Morgan 4/7/1801 Homer,Franklin Co, Ga.

Samuel Morgan served in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted as a private for the duration of the war in Capt. Benjamin Weatherby's Company in the 5th New Jersey Regiment commanded by Col. Oliver Spenser of the Continental Troops. Records indicate his service began May 20,1777 when he enlisted.
He was present for service or accounted for through 1780. He served a term of three years and 8 months.

The year 1791 found Samuel as a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Land was also available to veterans and Samuel next sought a bounty for his service. Samuel acquired a bounty and on May 5, 1791, was issued a warrant. It is thought that Samuel moved his family to the state of North Carolina, resided there a short time, and moved on to Georgia.

Many people moved after the war, looking for land and opportunity. Samuel Morgan Sr. moved to Ga. About 1793. He was given a land warrant and claimed acreage in Franklin County,Georgia. The first record of him in Georgia is dated 1793, in Elbert Co.,Georgia Land Court Records - 1793, Samuel Morgan, self, and nine in family. On Dec. 12, 1795, he witnessed a deed in Elbert Co.,Ga. He moved to Franklin Co., Ga in 1800, and on Mar. 14, 1800, Samuel and Nancy Morgan sold land in Franklin Co, Ga. The Register of the first land lottery for Franklin County, held in the year 1803, shows that Samuel Morgan Sr. participated and drew land. He is also noted on the Franklin County Jury List of 1804.
Samuel Sr was enumerated in 1810, 1820 and 1830 Census of Franklin County, Georgia. His home was near the present day town of Homer, Georgia. It was here that Samuel Sr. raised a large family and was a leader in the local Presbyterian Church. When the Lebanon/Homer Presbyterian Church was organized in 1827, Samuel, at age 77, was one of two ruling elders, aiding in its organization. Samuel and his family were strong, faithful members of their church, as he was a ruling Elder. By the year 1833, the little church was flourishing and increasing its membership. However, Samuel Morgan Sr was nearing death. He was 83 when he decided to prepare his will. It was dated Feb. 8, 1833, in Habersham Co, Ga. He died the following October.He and his family are buried in New Lebanon in their church cemetery.




 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy Hill Morgan (1757 - 1835)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Morgan (1779 - 1857)*
  Jonathan J. Morgan (1801 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Special thanks to Scott Steinbrink for his work on this memorial. Also, the burial of Samuel Morgan Sr. has been verified by Banks County Cemetery Records and his family as New Lebanon Cemetery.
 
Burial:
New Lebanon Cemetery
Homer
Banks County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: N.J "Joanna" Patterson
Originally Created by: Scott A. Steinbrink
Record added: Dec 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81554067
Samuel Morgan, Sr
Added by: N.J "Joanna" Patterson
 
Samuel Morgan, Sr
Added by: N.J "Joanna" Patterson
 
Samuel Morgan, Sr
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Love to my 5th Great-Grandfather that I finally found! My Grandmother was Willie Varnell Morgan born 12/03/1904 Lampasas Texas, died 12/13/1965 Temple, Texas. Her father was Charlie Neal Morgan born 1883 Calhoun Co., Alabama died 1935 Bartlett, Williamson...(Read more)
- Brenda Neyra
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
Love and gratitude to my 6g grandfather 8 generations back through Samuel Jr.
- Sandra
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