|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1688, England|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1766|
Pioneer and early settler. Morgan Morgan was born in Glamorganshire, Wales. He was educated in London, England. He emigrated to the American Colonies at the age of twenty-four. In 1713, he married Catherine Garretson in what is now New Castle County, Delaware. He was employed there as a merchant and magistrate. Many historians consider him the first permanent white settler to build a residence in what is now West Virginia. A monument on Mill Creek near Bunker Hill (Berkeley County) records the date as 1726, but historians now believe it was closer to 1731. He engineered the first road in West Virginia. The highway went from Mill Creek to Winchester, Virginia. Morgan Morgan constructed Mill Creek Church. It was the first church west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He became a community leader serving as the first Justice of the Peace and Captain of the Militia. He later acquired the title "Colonel". He opened the first Inn for pioneer travelers. He is reported to have consulted with George Washington. Francis Pierpont was his great-grandson. West Virginia Governor Ephraim F. Morgan was a direct descendant of Morgan Morgan. Ephraim Morgan served as Governor of West Virginia from 1921 to 1925. A West Virginia Historical Marker to Colonel Morgan identifies the site of his Bunker Hill cabin.
David Morgan (1721 - 1813)*
Zackquill Morgan (1735 - 1795)*
Morgan Chapel Graveyard
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Steve Corley
Record added: Jan 25, 2004
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Added: Nov. 30, 2013
According to Morgan Milton Lewis & Mrs. Jessie Gray Emmons, Genealogical & Biographical Record of Lewis & Grisell Families 1751-1763 to 1903, (1903 Morgan Milton Lewis, Battlecreek, MI, LDS Film #1320690), p.30-- The following is an exact copy of a lette...(Read more)|
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