|Birth: ||May 12, 1721|
New Castle County
|Death: ||May 19, 1813|
West Virginia, USA
Called "The Great Indian Fighter."
David Morgan was a son of Col Morgan ap Morgan. He was a surveyor, Planter and soldier.
David Morgan stood six feet, one inch tall, weighed about 190 pounds, was powerfully built, and had black hair and dark brown, nearly black, eyes. ("Now & Long Ago")
On October 23, 1746, the famous "Fairfax Stone" was laid. David Morgan, at 25, was one of the surveyors in the party, which included a young George Washington.
David fought in the French and Indian War, and was there for Braddock's disastrous campaign against the French at Fort Duquesne in the summer of 1755, and was left with a saber scar to his left cheek. His coat was red then, but it became blue soon enough.
Like his friend (and relation by marriage) Captain Jacob Prickett, David was a frontiersman on par with the legendary Daniel Boone.
Jake and David had a lot of experience fighting American Indians, and in fact, at the time of his death, had missing fingers from an Indian tomahawk hurled at the back of his head, (He was herding his children back into the fort, on the run, as he threw up his hand to protect the back of his skull-- the tomahawk struck and severed his fingers.)
Morgan was 57, and on his sick-bed at the time. In a feverish dream, "he saw" 2 of his children running around scalped and bleeding. It is said that he jumped out of his sick-bed, rushed out through the open fort gates, and found 2 of his children meandering down the cow path looking for a stray. He called to them to get back to the fort, and as they did, 2 braves attacked. David scuffled with one and managed to kill him, and was on the run through the gates when the tomahawk hit him squarely on the back of his head. Had he not thrown up his hand, he no doubt would have died then and there.
At the dawning of our great nation, David Morgan was there, blue-coated and willing to fight frontier style. (Might have even been a little of his ancestral Welsh style as well.) His brother, Zackquill Morgan, was a Colonel, their brother Evan "Chunk" Morgan was a scout and spy.
David Morgan has thousands (maybe even millions) of proud descendants, and his first name has come down through the Morgan, Swisher, and Ward lines. I'm sure it has come down through other family lines as well.
Morgan Morgan (1688 - 1766)
Catherine Garretson Morgan (1692 - 1773)
Sarah Stevens Morgan (1726 - 1799)
Morgan Morgan (1746 - 1826)*
James Morgan (1748 - 1840)*
Evan Thomas Morgan (1753 - 1850)*
Zackquill Morgan (1758 - 1834)*
Stephen Morgan (1761 - 1850)*
Drusilla Morgan Cochran (1776 - 1839)*
David Morgan (1721 - 1813)
Zackquill Morgan (1735 - 1795)*
Morgan Morgan (1737 - 1797)*
David Morgan Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Kelley Ward
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57487192