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 Morgan Jones

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Morgan Jones

  • Birth 5 Jun 1771 Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 25 Dec 1840 Grave Creek, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 56617479

Morgan was the 6th of 8 children of Rev. David Jones and Anne Stillwell.

In June of 1772 his father Rev. David Jones (the patriotic pastor) and Morgan's uncle Morgan Jones met with George Rogers Clark who surveyed hundreds of acres of land for the brothers in the Moundsville/Grave Creek area.

As payment for service in the Revolutionary War, Morgan's father David was given 3,098 acres of land grants which included much of Moundsville, Grave Creek Mound, along the Grave Creek itself and acres in Licking Co., Ohio.

Morgan became a surveyor. In 1793 Morgan surveyed eleven thousand acres of land by the Allegheny river in North central PA. In 1798 he moved to this area married and he was appointed surveyor for Ohio County, WV.

Morgan first married Sarah Griffith 1 Jun 1798 in Ohio Co., WV. They had 10 children:

1. Mary, 1798-1831, m. Jos. Hamilton, 6 ch
2. David, 1799-1863 OR, m. R. McClean, 8 ch
3. Elizabeth, 1801-1860 DC, m. Wm S. Morgan, 5 ch
4. Isaac, 1803-1812 VA(WV)
5. Horatio Gates 1804-1884 NE, m. N. Martin, 11 ch
6. Joseph B., b. abt 1805 d. unk OH
7. Ellen b. abt 1807?-unk
8. Morgan, 1809?-unk
9. Archibald b. abt. 1811?-unk
10. Ann, 1812?-unk

After Sarah died on 12 Apr 1812, Morgan married Nancy McKnight on 2 Jul 1812 and they had 4 children together:

1. Rebecca, 1813-unk
2. Archibald, 1816-1879
3. Jane, 1819-unk
4. Rachel, 1823-unk

Sadly, even though Morgan had many aptitudes and was given various large tracts of grant land by his father, money was not one of his priorities. Bit by bit he sold off acres for their living costs. After Morgan died in 1840, his 2nd wife Nancy lived in the county poor house.

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In memory of Morgan Jones who departed this life Dec 25th 1840 in the 70th year of his age.
Beloved by all who knew him in this life ...





  • Maintained by: AZ Susi
  • Originally Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56617479
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Morgan Jones (5 Jun 1771–25 Dec 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56617479, citing First Street Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by AZ Susi (contributor 46978490) .