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Descendants of Morgan Morgan

10. JAMES21 MORGAN (DAVID20, MORGAN19, CHARLES18, JOHN17, WILLIAM16, THOMAS15, ROWLAND14, THOMAS13, JOHN12, IEUAN AP LLEWELYN AP11, LLEWELYN AP10, MORGAN AP9 LLEWELYN, LLEWELYN AP8 IVOR, IFOR AP7 LLEWELYN, LLEWELYN LLEIA AP6 IVOR, IVOR AP5 LLEWELYN, LLEWELYN AP4 IVOR, IVOR AP3 BLEDRI, BLEDRI2, CADIFOR1 FAWR)229,230,231,231,232,233,234,235,236 was born Apr 05, 1748 in Frederick, Virginia237, and died Mar 01, 1840 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin238. He married MARGARET JOLLIFF239 1786 in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA, daughter of JAMES JOLLIFFE and HANNAH SPRINGER. She was born Oct 23, 1770 in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA240,241, and died Aug 03, 1823 in Vermilion, Illinois242,243.

Notes for J
James Morgan, 2nd child of David Morgan, the Indian fighter.
James moved to Danville, IL, where he applied for and was granted a pension for service in the Revolution. Many of his descendants live in the state of Illinois.
While James had a large family, most of them went to Illinois and the western states and we have been unable to get in touch with them.

Morgan, James, who was one of the five Morgans serving in Captain William Haymond's company of Monongalia County militia during the Revolution, is buried in the Cramer Cemetery, Winfield, Marion County.
RE: West Virginians in the American Revolution by Ross B. Johnston, page 202.

Military service     
Served in the American Revolution under Captain William Haymond

This is from court records of Vermilion Co., IL, March Term 1835:
Wednesday, Mary 11, 1835.
Court convened pursuant to adjournment
Present same as hertofore.
This day James Morgan came into court and produced his declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congrefs of the seventh of June 1832 granting pensions to soldiers of the Revolution and made the necefsary proof to and which were approved and certified by the court. Ordered that court adjourn until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning March 11, 1835
A. Williams

Here is some information from French Morgan's book that should end the "which James is the son of David the Indian fighter" question. I will post for information later.
RE: Daryl, 8/26/2007
James saw service in the Revolution and is presumed to be one of the James' Morgans who served in William Haymond's Company of Virginia Militia stationed at Prickett's Fort in 1777; yet in application for pension he mentions no such service, nor does his brother Zackquill, for that matter though another brother, Evan, does. All three names appear, however, in the record. In the Pension Office at Washington his application is found under Cert. s-33188. Declaration in order to obtain the benefit Of the Act of Congress, approved June 7. 1832.
State of Illinois, (Vermilliion County.(S.S.
On this eleventh day of March, A.D., 1835, personally appeared, in open court, before a Court of Probate of Vermillion County, State of ILL., aged 86 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.
That in the year A.D., 1778, and he thinks in the month of August, he was drafted into the service -- being drafted militia, under Col. John Evans, Capt. James Brenton under the command of General McIntosh - that he was drafted into the service in the county of monongalia, and state of Virginia; that deponent then lived in said county and state at that time - that he marched with the troops commanded by the aforesaid officers from Morgan Town, the county seat of said county, to the Ohio River to Montures Bottom, that he crossed the river at that place and marched with the troops aforesaid, to the place where they erected Fort McIntosh on the Ohio River - that he assisted the troops to erect said Fort McIntosh - that after said fort was constructed he marched with the troops to the Muskingum River, to where Fort Lawrence was erected, that he continued with the troops at Fort Lawrence about a month - that he then marched with said troops back to Fort McIntosh, where he was discharged with the other troops - that in this tour he served three months.
Deponent further says that in the year 1779 he entered as a volunteer under Capt. Samuel Mason, commanded by Col. Broadhead, that he went from Morgan Town, Monongalia County, Virginia, command as above stated - that he marched with said troop up the Alleghany River where they destroyed the Monsea Towns and Corn Planter Town, so called - that they traveled 300 miles as they then believed in traveling to said Towns. That he with the troop returned to Fort Pitt where he was discharged with the other members of the company. That in this company of 1779 he served three (a word, evidently months, omitted here) as well as he can now remember.
Deponent further says that in the year A.D. 1780, he volunteered under the order of Co. John Evans, as an Indian spy. That he so volunteered as an Indian spy at Morgan Town, Monongalia County, Virginia, in the month of March, 1780, and served continually as such spy traveling the country near the Ohio River, and between the settlements and the Indians, until the month of August of said year 1780 - that Col. Evans discharged from the service in August, deponent believes about the 15th of August, 1780, for the time of five months.
Deponet further says he knew the aforesaid officers - he also knew Col. Crawford who was burnt by the Indians at Sandusky, he also knew Col. Zadock Springer who lived In Pennsylvania.
Deponet has not at this time any documentary evidence, he once had written discharges but they are lost by time and accident, and that he knows of know one living who can prove his services except Zackquill Morgan and Evan Morgan, both of whom live in Monongahela County, Virginia - There may be others, but he does not know. The depositions of said Zackquill and Evan Morgan are attached hereto.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension, except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
1 - Deponent further says that he was born in Frederick County, Virginia, the 5th of April, 1748.
2nd - He has a record of his age in a Bible which belonged to his father.
3rd - He was living in Monongahela County. State of Virginia, when he was called into service - that he has lived since the Revolution War, near Morgan Town, Monongahela County, Va., until the year A.D. 1820, and removed to the state of Ill., and now lives in Vermillion Co., State of Illinois.
4th - The first time he entered the service in the army he was drafted in 1778. In the year 1779 he volunteered - and in 1780 he volunteered.
5th - I received a discharge from Gen. McIntosh and also from Col. Broadhead, but they are lost by time and accident.
6th - The names of the officers he has before stated.
7th - The deponent knew Dr. John C. Alexander, William O. Underwood, Esq., William A. Jones and Asahel Risley, the last of whom is a clergy - that they live in the present neighborhood of deponent, and that they can testify as to deponents character for veracity, and their belief of deponents services as a soldier of the Revolution.
The relinquishment of all claims to any except this for a pension is made in a former part of this application.
James X Morgan
Then appears the depositions of Zackquill and Evan Morgan, his brothers, as to the truth of the statements made in this application. These depositions are dated December 12, 1834, and are made before David P. Morgan, a Justice for Monongalia County. David P. - called Squire Dave - was a son of Morgan Morgan, the older brother of James and Zackquill. In later years David P. also went to the middle west. This application was favorably acted upon and the pension granted under date of September 26, 1835.
RE: Daryl ( 8-26-2007

Here is more information on James, s/o David the Indian fighter. This helps explain where the confusion came from. This is also from French Morgan's book.
James Morgan was the only one of David's children to leave West Virginia, and as he took his entire family of twelve children with him, with one exception, very little was known of them by other Morgan branches. It is doubtful if a single descendant of his found their way back into W. VA, to become a resident. It is possible, also, that this family became more widely separated than any other of the David line. It was through mere chance that the above history of James Morgan and his family was obtained through an error in the application of a lady in the west attempting to join the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the matter called to the attention of the writer by the D. A. R. genealogist. The family had forgotten that James moved to Illinois, and for that reason his Revolutionary War record was overlooked, as his application for pension was submitted from that state instead of from Monongalia County, West Virginia, as was supposed.
The pension record located, a letter to the postmaster of Danville, IL, put the writer in touch with some of the descendants still living in that city, with the result that the historical matter herein concerning James Morgan and his nephew, Achilles Morgan, together with almost complete genealogical data of the families, was obtained, as well as considerable information of the descendants of Colonel Zackquill Morgan who also moved to the locality, and adjoining states, which material will be recorded in the chapter dealing with Zackquill and his family. These folks kept pretty well in touch with each other but knew little about the family in W. VA, Just as we in W. VA kept track of each other but knew nothing of the colony in the west after the passing of a generation.
The paragraph found on the middle of Page 79 of the report of the Morgan Monument Commission, published in 1924, in which it is stated that James Morgan married Hanna Cox and moved to Wayne County, Ohio, in 1806, etc., is entirely erroneous, being a case of mixed identity. The James Morgan who married Hannah Cox was of the Preston County, W. VA, family of Morgans who settled at the Dunkard Bottom on Cheat River about the time, or a little before David and Zackquill came to the Monongalia, and was not related to James Morgan the subject of this sketch.
This error arose from the fact that Mrs. H. W. Stone, of Wilder, Idaho, had been a member of the D. A. R. for a number of years on the showing in her application that she was a descendant of David Morgan through the line of his son James. Verification of the record showed every thing seemingly in order and we accepted it as fact, and so reported in the Commission's publication. After that date another Morgan descendant living in Illinois presented an application, purporting to be of the same line, but the data furnished was not the same as that given by Mrs. Stone. Somebody must be wrong. Appeal was made to the writer with the result that James Morgan's pension papers were located, showing at once to which of the Morgan tribes these two Revolutionary War soldiers belonged. Since both James Morgans served in the revolution, the straightening out of the muddle worked no great hardship than to very greatly disappoint the lady in question in finding she was not related to David Morgan, the Indian fighter, as she so much desired, and to show that the writer had been barking up the wrong tree for two years in tracing the family of the wrong James Morgan. This experience convinced us that even D. A. R. records are not infallible but should be given careful consideration before accepting as fact.
RE: Daryl ( 8/26/2007

The other James Morgan who some claim is the son of David the Indian fighter was born about 1748 and married Hannah Cox of Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. They went to Ohio before 1808 and settled in Wayne County. I think he died about 1829. James and Hannah's children were Sarah who married Jonathon Butler and lived in Rochester, IN; Jesse who lived in Chesterton, IN; Rebecca married Thomas Butler and lived in Wayne Co., Ohio; Jonathon; James who lived in Burllington, Iowa; Joseph; John who lived in Kane Co., Oregon; Isaac who died in Kansas; Hannah; William lived in Rice Co., Minnesota.
RE: Daryl ( 8/14/2007

More About J
Daughter of the American: Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Part 2, Page 2074244
Military service: Pvt, Spy, VA, PNSR, Revolutionary War, pension, Captain William Haymond's Company of Monongalia County Militia, Garrison at Prickett's Fort, April, May and June 1777
Pension: Sep 26, 1835, Application was favorably acted upon and the pension granted
Pension Records: Mar 11, 1835, Revolution War Pension, Vermilion, IL

More About J
Marriage: 1786, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA
Children of J
  i.   JAMES22 MORGAN245,246, b. Aug 1789, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA246; d. Mar 03, 1840, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  Notes for JAMES MORGAN:
2nd child of James, son of David, the Indian fighter.
Nothing is known of him other than he left no family.

  ii.   HANNAH MORGAN246, b. Jul 05, 1792, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA246; d. Jul 1808, Monongalia, VA.
  Notes for HANNAH MORGAN:
3rd child of James, son of David, the Indian fighter.

51. iii.   SARAH MORGAN, b. Nov 22, 1793, Monongalia, Virginia; d. Sep 27, 1854, IL.
52. iv.   DAVID MORGAN, b. Mar 11, 1796, Monongalia, VA; d. Jan 19, 1875, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
53. v.   JOHN H. MORGAN, b. Feb 06, 1799, Monongalia, VA; d. Sep 04, 1874, Halsey, Linn, Oregon.
54. vi.   MARGARET MORGAN, b. Nov 29, 1800, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, USA; d. Aug 26, 1864, Wauwtosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
  vii.   ELIZABETH MORGAN, b. Apr 15, 1803, Monongalia, VA; d. 1803, Monongalia, VA.
8th child of James, son of David, the Indian fighter.
Nothing known of her descendants.

55. viii.   EVAN STEPHEN MORGAN, b. Jan 11, 1806, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA; d. 1849, Sugar Creek, Possibly Logan, Arkansas, USA.
56. ix.   MARY JOLLIFF MORGAN, b. Jun 13, 1809, Monongalia, VA; d. Mar 30, 1889, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
57. x.   ANNA WOODBRIDGE MORGAN, b. Apr 07, 1815, Monongalia, VA; d. Sheboygan, WI.
58. xi.   MORGAN SPRINGER MORGAN, b. Dec 1787, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA; d. 1840, Virginia, USA.

11. EVAN THOMAS21 MORGAN (DAVID20, MORGAN19, CHARLES18, JOHN17, WILLIAM16, THOMAS15, ROWLAND14, THOMAS13, JOHN12, IEUAN AP LLEWELYN AP11, LLEWELYN AP10, MORGAN AP9 LLEWELYN, LLEWELYN AP8 IVOR, IFOR AP7 LLEWELYN, LLEWELYN LLEIA AP6 IVOR, IVOR AP5 LLEWELYN, LLEWELYN AP4 IVOR, IVOR AP3 BLEDRI, BLEDRI2, CADIFOR1 FAWR)247 was born Mar 01, 1753 in Town Creek, Alleghany, Maryland, not far from Berkeley County, VA248,249,250, and died Mar 18, 1850 in Age 100 years and 18 days; a farm where he had spent most of his life, five or six miles east of Morgantown Monongalia, VA. He married (1) CAMILLA ANN HARTLEY251,252 1781 in Alleghany County, Maryland252, daughter of JOSEPH HARTLEY and SARAH RICHARDS. She was born Aug 28, 1768 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA253,254, and died Jun 02, 1838 in Monongalia, Virginia; age 71 years254. He married (2) MRS. WOODFIN Bef. 1794.

Notes for E
Evan Thomas Morgan, 3rd child of David Morgan, the Indian fighter.

The members of this branch of the family became rather widely scattered and seemed to have made very little effort to keep in touch with each other, or keep track of the family in general. This accounts for the brevity of the tracings given. French Morgan has never contacted members of this line other than a son of Thomas Morgan and a daughter of Nancy Cox. The line of Elizabeth Prickett was obtained from the records of Hon. Aaron Morgan of Porters Falls, who wrote a sketchy history of the family but never published it. His son gave French Morgan access to these records.

Evan, third son of David, lived on a farm about six miles East of Morgantown, which is now owned by his descendants. He lived to be almost a hundred years old, and was the last survivor in West Virginia of the Revolutionary War soldiers. His military record, as given by the Pension Department, is as follows: In 1774, under Col. A. McDaniel, he aided in destroying the Indian Towns on the Muskingum River.
From March, 1776, to April 1777, he was private in Capt. John Nelson's Co., Col. DeHass' Pennsylvania Regiment.
From May or June 1777, three months, in the militia in a company under his brother, Captain Morgan Morgan.
From the fall of 1777, three months, under Captain Zadoc Springer.
In the summer of 1778, three or four weeks, under Col. Charles Martin.
From July 1779, seven weeks, four days, under Capt. Mason and Col. Broadhead.
In 1780 or 1781, he was commissioned Ensign by the Governor of Virginia and, as such, served at various times scouting on the frontier.
He also served in Captain William Haymonds company, as noted elsewhere.
RE: Morgan Morgan Monument Commission.

Obit of Evan T. "Chuck" Morgan, 1750-1850 from Monongalia Mirror, March 23, 1850.
"Chuck" Morgan Dies
Evan T. Morgan, a son of David Morgan, said to be the last Revolutionary War veteran in the county, died March 18, 1850, aged one hundred years and eighteen days. His wife, Camilla, had passed away June 2, 1838, aged seventy-one years. He was nicknamed "Chuck" Morgan, from being a short but heavy-set man. He was buried in the cemetery at the Fairview Methodist Episcopal Church.

Military service     
Served in the American Revolution under Captain William Haymond

Information from Susan Joy Lewis
French Morgan has Camilla, born 1794, as the seventh child of Evan T. Morgan and Camilla Hartley. Marriage date loosely based on two year child spacing with first child born one year after marriage.

Residence: Monongalia County. Cemetery Records states that the Fairview Church, "an acre of land for the Methodist Church and School" was donated by Evan Morgan in 1802. It is reasonable to assume this donation was a portion of his farm. Location is about three miles South of Morgantown on Route 119 (just South of Exit 1, I-68).

Note: Morgan, French, A History and Genealogy of the Family of Col. Morgan Morgan, the First White Settler of the State of West Virginia, 1950, Washington, DC, Public Library, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, Spruce Street. Evan T. Morgan was born 1 Mar 1753 in Maryland, not far from Berkeley County, VA, died 18 Mar 1850 on his farm where he had lived most of his life, 5 or 6 miles east of Morgantown.

Death: Mortality Schedule, 1850 Census;, Internet. Evan Morgan, farmer, born DE (sic), died in March, aged 100 of old age.

Burial: Cemetery Records of Monongalia County, West Virginia, Volume I, 1944-1945, DAR Library, 1776, D. Street, NW, Washington, DC. Evan Morgan died March 18, 1850, aged 100 years 18 days (sic), DAR marker.

Email from Sarah, 2/26/2005
In the 1810 census, Evan is listed as being 45 or older as his wife. He has 3 sons listed as being born between 1791 and 1800. 3 sons being born between 1801 and 1810. He has 2 daughters listed as being born between 1791 and 1800. One daughter being born between 1781 and 1790. Since in the 1790 census he is listed with just himself and his wife, it can be assumed the daughter was born in 1790 after the census was taken. He also had Nancy born in 1813 who married William Cox. Evan left everything to her in his will.
According to descendants John was born in 1808. As I said French made a few errors but it is because he relied on info given him from others.

Letter (emailed from Sarah Liming, 2/26/2005
This is a copy of a letter written to their son, John F. Morgan
Monongalia County, VA February 23, 1837
I once more have taken in hand to write to you to give you some information how we are doing in this country. It is all the way we can converse together. As for health, through the tender mercy of our God, we enjoy a good share of it, considering our advanced age for which favour we thank the author and giver of all the blessings we enjoy in time. All of you relations as far as I have heard is in good health.
Numbers of people have died in this country since you left here and of your old acquaintance old Mr. (Smel ?) and his wife old Mary Miers. I expect you have heard of the death of your Uncle Zacquell Morgan and your Uncle Stephen's wife. I could name more but none that you are so well acquainted with.
I must inform you your old companion Thomas Cox is married to Betsey (Darnel ?) and Polly Austen is marred to a man from Winchester of the name of Thompson (Pumroy ?0. Young as she is, I think she has done well.
We have had a very cold winter. As for grain wheat is one dollar ten cents per bushel, corn from forty to fifty cents. Pork and beef is quite (....) but plenty we understand. Joseph and Isaac is to leave that front where they settled and go about two hundred miles further to the west. You can send them this letter if they have gone after you have read it and give our best to them for we wish both you and them all to possess all the blessings benevolent heaven has to bestow.
We wish you to write to us to know how you and your brothers and families is and how you are all likely to get through the world. Nancy wants you to write the names of Isaac's two daughters. If you will write to Amos (Powel ?) and instruct him to proceed in exchanging writings with McClane. You can get your land and sell it to your advantage. Land in this country is selling very high.
We wish you to write to us soon as this shall come to hand and do if you know or have heard of your brother Hiram. Let us know where he is. I am now in a few days eighty four years old. Excuse my bad writing. This from your affectionate father and mother.
Evan Morgan Camilia Morgan

Evan Morgan Pension File
Hand written document, having about 17 ink blots over the surface, most small enough not to interfere with the reading of the words. Slight water staining at lower right corner. My comments in square brackets.
Morgantown Monongalia County Va
This day David [? an initial, possibly a P] Morgan personally appeared before a justice of the peace in and for said county, and being duly sworn deposeth and saith -
That in the fall of 1827 or 1827 that he [blot[ acting as a justice of the peace in and for the County of Monongalia in the State of Virginia. Went with Mr. Evan Morgan to the house of Joseph Buner, for the purpose of taking his deposition respecting the services of the said Evan Morgan that were rendered in the Revolutionary War, - a certificate of which he gave at the time - which [has been, scratched out] is said to be since lost the purport of which is still well recollected by the deponent. (to wit) That he the sd [said] Evan Morgan had served with him the sd [said] Buner one year in Capt John Nelson Company of the first Redgt. of the Pensylvania Regulars, which was commanded by Col. Dehause [slight blot, not certain of spelling] and that the said Morgan was marched to Philadelphia and there honorably discharged.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd [second digit blotted, could be 23 or 25] of December 1833
D p Morgan
Thos. Watson JP

I, Thomas P. Ray, clerk of the County Court of Monongalia in the state of Virginia, do certify, that Thomas Watson esqr. is a Magistrate of said county, and that the above signature purporting to be his is genuine
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of said court at Morgantown, the 23rd of December in the year 1833
Thos. P. Ray
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

Envelope, evidently made from a sheet of paper. Creases and wear indicate it was tri folded.
from N. Goff Apl. 30
[postmark illegible except last four digits of city] ___MORE
[addressed to] James L. Edwards
Coms. of Pensions
Washington City

[hand written, one sheet, second page not provided in photocopies]
Evan Morgan draws $56.20

I the undersigned Evan Morgan at the request of the Secretary of War, give the following narration of my age and revolutionary services. To wit -
I shall be 87 years old on the 1d of March next. - in March 1776.
I enlisted under Capt. John Nelson (at Tumbleson Tavern (in the allegany Mountain?) for one year. Rendevoad [rendezvoused] at Hagerstown Maryland, and marched from there to Montaral Lower Canady, and was attached to the first Pensylvania Regt. commanded by Col. D Horse, from there the army under the command of Genl Arnold marched up the St. Laurence + recaptured from the British army six hundred Yankee prisoners - thence Back to Montreal and ?ricar Quebck. Met the American army retreating. Joined it + continued the retreat to ticonderoga then joined Gen. Gates army. We fortified and made a stand against the British. who came in sight but did not attack us. From Ticonderoga the company to which I belonged marched to Philadelphia and 12 wee discharged - I was one year on [or in] this lettn?.
In June 1777 I volunteered for 3 months under my Brother. Capt Morgan Morgan. in Monongalia county & was stationed at Prickets Fort in said county.. This fort was built by the settlement for their own protection. Capt Morgan was commissioned by the committee of safety - his business + that his men was to guard the settlement and protect it against the invasion of the Indians. I remained at and about the fort for three months. I acquired and made the settlement right. I had an improvement and got a grant for four hundred acres of land. [at the right margin is figuring-

In the fall of 1777, Gen. Hand who was at Fort Pitt contemplateing against the Indians on the Muskingham called on the militia to volunteer in the expedition - a large Number volunteered and Rendesvoued on ten Mile creek. When? we were at that place under the command of Col. Gaddis - the season being far advanced the expedition was abandoned by the Direction of Genl. Hand the men a let much?
[here ends page 1 of ?]
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

[this document is heavily stained by what appears to be water damage on the right one third; however, the quality of penmanship is such that it was easier reading than the last document]
To Congress
The petition of Evan Morgan of Monongalia County and State of Virginia respectfully sheweth. - That in an early day his father David Morgan removed to said County and settled on the Monongahela River, some distance above the place where Morgantown, the present seat of Justice of said County, now stands. At that time this part of the country was on the extreme frontier, and continually exposed to the cruel incursions of the Indians. In the year 1774 so soon as your petitioner arrived at age, animated with a desire to repel their inroads - avenge their murdered neighbors - and prevent future invasions, he volunteered under Col. Anguish McDaniel, to march to the Muskingum River, and by destroying the Indian towns, to compell them to sue for peace. The battalion marched, and often some severe fighting, and encountering hardships and perils, that cannot be here detailed, accomplished their object by the destruction of four Indian towns.
In the year 1774, the rumour of the contest for Liberty reached the wilderness where your petitioner dwelt in almost perpetual warfare with the Savages and wild beasts of the forest. He did not hesitate so soon as he understood the grounds of controversy with England, but repassed the Alleghany Mountains, and in the beginning of the year 1776, at Hagerstown, Maryland, enlisted as a reguler soldier for one year, under Capt. John Nelson of the Pennsylvania Regiment commanded by Col. Dehorse, and Genl. Genl. Sinclair's Brigade. Your petitioner was marched northward, and at length to the Canadian line: but when the army had penetrated to the mouth of the river Sorrel, a retreat was ordered, and they marched back to Ticonderoga. Here in the summer of '76,
[end of page 1. Intervening pages seem to be missing, but water stains match the prior page except reversed left to right]
then sixty years of age. - Your petitioner is now in the 76th year of his age - is very frail in body and reduced to poverty. He has endeavored to procure a subsistence by teaching a small school in the country, but physical debility being now added to original deficiencies in education, he is unfitted for that pursuit. Under these circumstances he is induced to apply to his country for relief, and being apprehensive that his case does not come clearly within the provisions of the general law for the relief of distressed revolutionary soldiers, he prays that a special act of Congress may be passed, placing him on the pension roll, or making such other provision for his support, during the few remaining years of his life, as Congress may in in its wisdom deem moot proper, and your petitioner as in duty bound will pray etc
Evan Morgan
[clear but slightly shaky handwriting]

State of Virginia
County of Monongalia
On this 28th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, personally appeared before the County court of Monongalia, Evan Morgan, a resident of said county, aged seventy nine years, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress, passed June 7th 1832. That he enlisted as a private soldier for one year at Tomlinsin's tavern now in Allegany county Maryland. in the month of March 1776, as well as he can now recollect with Capt. John Nelson of the first Pennsylvania regiment of Continental troops - that on the following day he went on to Hagerstown, the place of rendevouz for the company - that he remained at Hagerstown about two weeks, when he marched with his company through York and Lancaster to Bethlehem a Moravian town on the Lehigh, from thence to Easton, on the Delaware, from thence to Boundbrook in New Jersey, from thence to Brunswick and Elizabethtown, and from thence by water to New York, thence by water to Albany, from thence to Fort George, from thence to Ticonderoga, thence to Crown point, thence down the lake to St. John, from thence to a ford at Chamblee, from thence to Montreal, where we joined the said regiment under the command of Col. Dehose, Lieut. Col. Honsaker and Major Huffnaugal. Genl. Arnold being commander in chief - we immediately marched on to Fort Anne to releive six hundred prisoners taken by the enemy and indians at a place called the Cedars. after releiving the prisoners, we marched back to Montreal, and remained about three days, from thence to the mouth of the Sorrel river, where we met the enemy and had to retreat up to Chamblee and St. Johns' - that he was one of the twelve, that in the month of June 1776, was sent out as scouts under the command of Lieut. Wm. Oaldham. the same person that was killed at St. Clairs' defeat, being there a Lieut. Col. - that from St. Johns' we marched to the isle of Ox-nox, thence to Crown point, thence to Ticonderoga, where we made a stand, and continued there until his term of enlistment expired - that he left Ticonderoga on the 20th of February 1777 and marched to Philadelphia, where he was discharged by Capt. Nelsons written discharge in the month of April 1777, whiich he lost more than forty years ago - that near Philadelphia he heard that the Indians were at war upon the people in this part of the country, where his parents then lived and
[additional pag(s) not provided]
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

Baltimore April 29th 1835
J. L. Edwards\
Comms. of Pension\
Here of last evening received your note of yesterdays date - desiring me by the request of Mr. Ray of Va. to return threw the city, - for certain purposed there in stated, - It now is impractical for me to call by=, but when I return home, I will in writing give you all the information I am in possession of in relation to the pension claims mentioned by Mr. Ray=
Yours Repfy
Nathan Goff
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

One sheet, folded in half.
The only words on it are "Evan Morgan."
Photocopied with one sheet, tri folded (as if to put into a business size envelope).
Written on it are the words "Evan Morgan - Pen

Next document: one large trailing ink blot on the lower left, water staining on the right side.
Monongalia County (to wit)
This day Joseph Boner Snr. Personally appeared before me David P. Morgan Justice of the Peace for Said County and after being duly sworn Deposeth and Saith. that Evan Morgan of Monongalia County Inlisted at Hagerstown In the state of Mariland In the year of 1776 under Capt. John Nelson in the first Pensylvania Ridgment Colonel De horse [blot] Synclares Brigade and the said Morgan (has or was) [blot] able discharge at P [rest of word crossed out] Phillidelipha [blot] and further the deponent saith not. Given under my hand this 9th day of November 182(5 or 6).
Sworn and
DP Morgan a Justice of the Peace Joseph
I Boner
[The I in between Joseph and Boner is not a middle initial. It is Joseph's actual mark, which looks like a block letter capital I with an extra horizontal bar in the center.]

Preprinted form letter. Hand written portions are in quotes.
"S.F. 11.098" Washington, D. C.
_____, 19 ____
In reply to your request of _____, received _____
for a statement of the military history of "Evan Morgan" a soldier of the REVOLUTIONARY WAR, you will find below the desired information as contained in his (or his widow's) application for pension on file in this bureau.
[what follows is a grid, with the headings]
[I have numbered each instance of service for clarity.]
1. "1774, destroyed 4 Indian towns, Col Anguish McDaniel [letters stricken out to change to Angus]"
2. "Mch or Apl 1776, 1 yr or 14 mos, Pvt., Cpt. John Nelson, Col. DeHass, Penn"
3. "May or June 1777, 3 mos., Cpt. *Morgan Morgan, brother"
4. "Fall 1777, 3 mos., Cpt. Zadock Springer"
5. "Summer 1778, 6 or 4 wks, Col. Charles Martin"
6. "July 1779, 7 wks 4 days, Cpt. Mason, Col. Brodhead"
7. "1780, 1781 or 1782, 6 weeks, Ensign, scouting + guarding the frontier, VA"
"* soldier's brother"
Battles engaged in "On Sorrel River"
Residence of soldier at enllistment "Monongalia Co. Va."
Date of application for pension "Aug. 28, 1832 His et al."
Residence at date of application "Monongalia Co., VA
Age at date of application, "born Mch. 1, 1754 on Town Creek, Allegany Co., Md."
Remarks: "Soldier was the son of David Morgan who lived and died near Philadelphia and was wounded in a personal encounter with two armed savages on the frontier. A son is referred to but his name and that of soldiers wife is not on record."
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

Typed Rev + 1812 Wars Section form letter, undated. Someone has used it, writing from the bottom and left upward and right, apparently to indicate the pages of the file to be copied for response to a query.
"List: Pet's decl. dated Aug. 28, 1832 2p
Sol's dec - dated Feb 25, 1833 ending on cursiting? page write affid. of Jos. A. Shackelford Feb. 27, 1833.
3. Joseph Boner's letter from from Monongalia Co., VA Nov. 8, 1828 1p
David Morgan's affid. Dec. 23, 1833 signed D. Morgan, 1p
The petition of Evan Morgan, the sol. undated, but water stained at side, ending 91st page0 with Here in the summer of 76, & the second page with signature. =2p
Soldier's petition to The Honorable James L. Edwards, undated first page ending "such as household furniture" + 2 page with his signature = 2p
Dudley Evans affid & several witnesses Feb 10, 1836 = 1 page = in all 12 P
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

Handwritten letter on letterhead.
Bell Phone 135 - R
Consolidated Phone 50 - R
J. H. Morgan
General Hardware
Lawrence Paints
Good Luck Stoves and Ranges
Morgantown, W. Va.
"June 10, 1916
Commisioner of Pensions
Washington, DC:
Dear Sir,
Writer would like information enlistment or service of Evan Morgan of Virginia with the Continental troops during the Revolutionery War. His first enlistment was at Morgantown Va but all records of same were destroyed by fire when our Court house burned about 50 years ago. Have been informed that he drew a pension for service in the Revolutionery War until his death in 18 [page torn off here] His age was 100 years and 12 ddays.
Yours very truly,
John H. Morgan"
Stamped with postmark: U. S. Pension Office 12 Jun 1916
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

Typed on Letterhead.
Sixty Seventh Congress
Addison T. Smith, Idaho, Chairman
followed by 11 more names
Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic
House of Representatives, U. S.
Washington, D. C.
Mr. Smith's Committee Assignments
April 14th
Honorable Washington Gardner,
Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. Commissioner,
Mrs. H. W. Stone of Wilder, Idaho, is very anxious to obtain some information with reference to the services in the Revolutionary War of her relatives - Evan and Lackwil (or Zackwil) Morgan, who are supposed to have served in Captain Brinton's Company of Virginia. I am advised by the Adjutant General that the Revolutionary War records in that office are incomplete and that I might possibly obtain additional informatin from your office. Kindly advise me in this matter.
Very truly yours,
Addison T. Smith.
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

Typed Letter
Rev. War Section
April 17, 1922
Hon Addison T. Smith,
House of Representatives.
IN re: Evan Morgan and Zackquil Morgan, War of Revolution.
In response to your request for information in regard to the two soldiers named above, for Mrs. H. W. Stone, of Wilder, Idaho, you are advised that from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, S. 11098, it appears that Evan Morgan, the son of David Morgan was born March 1, 1754, on Town Creek, in Allegany Co., Maryland, and while living in Monongalia Co., Virginia, served as follows:
In 1774, under Colonel A. McDaniel, he aided in destroying the Indian Towns on the Muskingum River.
From March 1776, to April 1777, he was a private in Captain John Nelson's Company, Colonel DeHaas' Pennsylvania Regiment.
From May, or June 1777, three months, in the militia company of his brother Captain Morgan Morgan.
From the fall of 1777, three months, under Captain Zadock Springer.
In the summer of 1778, three or four weeks, under Colonel Charles Martin.
From July 1779, seven weeks and four days, under Captain Mason and Colonel Broadhead.
[second page]
In 1780, or 1781, he was commissioned Ensign by the Governor of Virginia, and as such served at various times scouting on the frontiers, for six weeks.
He was allowed pension on his application executed August 28, 1832, while living in Monongalia Coounty, Virginia. His son is referred to but his name and that of the soldier's wife is not on record.
From the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, W. 1913, it appears that Zacquil Morgan was born September 8, 1758, in Frederick County, Virginia. He was the brother of the above noted Evan Morgan.
While living in Monongalia County, Virginia, he served as follows:
From June 1778, for six months, as Sergeant, in Captain James Brinton's Company, Colonel John Evans' Regiment.
From Jully 1779, for seven weeks and four days, under Captain Samuel Mason and Colonel Brodhed.
He was allowed pension on his application executed August 27, 1832, while living in Monongalia County, Virginia. He died February 27, 1834. He married in Monongalia County, Virginia, September 18, 1834 [note this date is after his death], Sina, or Cina West, who was born November 1, 1777, and she was allowed pension on her application executed
[page 3]
July 2, 1849, while living in Marion County, Virginia.
Their children were:
Stephen H. born December 1, 1797.
Sally February 22, 1800.
Mary November 20, 1802.
Melinda February 22, 1805.
Katharine July, 8, 1807.
Rebecca July 16, 1810.
John Parimount October -, 1812.
David James January 17, 1815.
Samuel Moran January 16, 1817.
Elizabeth march 20, 1820.
Very Respectifullly,
Washington Gardner
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

Sheet of blank paper, postmarked U. S. Pension Office
S Aug 14, 1926
Typed Letter
Rev. & 1812 Wars Section
October 4, 1926
Laura J. Forbes
506 West Mechanic
Wapakoneta, Ohio
I have to advise you that in order to obtain the date of last payment of pension and possibly the date of death of Evan Morgan, S. 11098, a soldier of the Revolution from Monongalia County, Virginia (later West Virginia), you should apply to Civil Division, General Accounting Office, Washington, D. C., citing all of the following data:
Evan Morgan, Certificate 23401, issued March 4, 1836, rate $70.22 per annum, commenced March 4, 1831, Act of June 7, 1832, Virginia Agency. From the War of 1812 records of this Bureau it appears that Elizabeth Dennie, widow of Henry Dennie, applied for pension while a resident of Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, on account of the services of her former husband, Evan Stephen Morgan, who served with the Virginia troops during the War of 1812 and died in the service August 26, 1818 [crossed out and hand written 1814]. Her claim was allowed.
She stated that she married Henry Dennie May 25, 1817, and that he died October 15, 1835, in Middletown, Ohio.
She died July 4, 1879, in St. Mary's, Auglaize County, Ohio.
E. W. Morgan
Acting Commissioner
[what follows is hand written on the bottom left]
Duplicate of this
letter in case
of Evan S. Morgan
wid. Elizabeth Dennie
O. W. Wid. File 13075
RE: Susan Joy Lewis

Typed letter.
August 15, 1930
Mrs. Lawrence M. Cox
Rev. & 1812 Wars Sections
58 Anderson Place
Morgantown, West Virginia
Dear Madam:
You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, S. 11098, that Evan Morgan, the son of David, was born March 1, 1754, on Town Creek, Allegany County, Maryland, and when an infant moved with his father to Frederick County, Virginia, and in 1773, to Monongalia Coounty, Virginia, settling on the Monongahela River above where Morgantown was later located.
While residing in Monongalia County, Virginia, he volunteered in 1774, under Colonel Anguish McDaniel, marched to the Muskingum River, and assisted in destroying four Indian towns.
He enlisted at Tomlinson's Tavern, Allegany County, Maryland, in March, 1776, served as a private in Captain John Nelson's Company, Dolonel DeHaas' Pennsylvania Regiment, was in the expedition to Canada and was discharged in April, 1777.
In May or June, 1777, he enlisted and served three months in Captain Morgan Morgannn's (soldier's brother) Company and in the fall of the same year served three months in Captain Zadoc Springer's Company and was stationed at Prickett's Fort.
In the summer of 1778, he served three or four weeks at Martin's Fort, under Colonel Charles Martin. During this tour, he had his leg broken.
In Julyl 1779, he enlisted and served seven weeks and four days in Captain Mason's Company, under Colonel Broadhead and went on an expedition up the Allegheny River and assisted (second page) in destroying an Indian town.
In the fall of 1780, or 1781, he was commissioned Ensign by the governor of Virginia and served as such at various times for six weeks scouting on the frontiers. It is also stated that he engaged in the same service as an ensign in 1782.
The soldier also stated that for several years he was engaged in different forts on the frontier and in personal encounters with the Indians and that both he and his father suffered greatly from their depradations, and that his father, when sixty years of age, had an encounter with two armed Indians both of whom he killed.
He was allowed pension on his application executed August 28, 1832, at which time he was a resident of Monongalia County, Virginia.
A son is referred to, his name and the name of the soldier's wife not shown. The name, D. R. Morgan, appears, no relationship to soldier stated. It appears that soldier was a school master.
Very truly yours,
E. W. Morgan
Acting Commissioner.
(not signed. Evidently one of multiple copies, the original would have been signed and sent)
Re: Susan Joy Lewis

More About E
Burial: 1850, Fairview Church Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia, VA
Daughter of the American: Centennial Edition, Part 2, Page 2073, Ens Pennsylvania, USA PNSR
Military: Pension Notes: Age 81 in 1834; Monongalia, VA militia
Military service: Ens Pennsylvania, USA PNSR, Captain William Haymond's Company of Monongalia County Militia, Garrison at Prickett's Fort, April, May and June 1777; Freeman Haynes255
Pension Records: 1834, Monongalia, VA militia; Age 81 in 1834; age 88 in 1841
Residence: 1810, Not Stated, Monongalia, Virginia256

Notes for C
Information on following children is listed as fully known by French Morgan, at time of his book publication, however information is meager. The members of this branch of the family became rather widely scattered and seemed to have made very little effort to keep in touch with each other, or keep track of the family in general. This accounts for the brevity of the tracings given. The writer has never contacted members of this line other than a son of Thomas Morgan and a daughter of Nancy Cox. The line of Elizabeth Prickett was obtained from the records of Hon. Aaron Morgan of Porters Falls, who wrote a sketchy history of the family but never published it. His son gave French Morgan access to these records.

Email from Judy Lock, 1/24/2005
The file of Hartly vs Hartley, 1844; Land owned by Joseph Hartley (1742-1824); Marion County, West Virginia, USA; Circuit Court Records CC (Circuit Chancery) #194
"From this file we learn that Camilla Hartley, a daughter of Joseph (she was born 28 August 1768 and died 2 June 1838, it is stated in the records), married ____ Morgan (the husband is not named in the papers, but is known to be Evan Morgan, son of David the Indian fighter). She was dead when the suit commenced and the papers identify her heirs.

They were awarded an interest in the property totalling $118.75, which amounted to a share of $13.19, 4/9 each. The deputy sheriff's note on the back of the summons identifies the husbands of the married daughters and specifies which of the heirs lived in Monongalia County and which were non-residents of the Commonwealth (none of Camilla's heirs lived in Marion County, where the land lay and the suit was instituted). There is also a newspaper clipping of the legal notice re: the suit, which also identifies non-resident heirs. A combination of the info about them shows Camilla's children to be, not in order of ages):
1. Joseph Morgan, died before 1844, survived by a son Zacheus Morgan, who was a non-resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia (per note by the deputy sheriff and legal publication); this is probably the Joseph who married in 1815 to Margaret Gull, with John Gull and Evan Morgan as suretors on the marriage bond. Likely the oldest son.
2. Thomas Morgan, resident of Monongalia County in 1844.
3. Isaac Morgan, non resident in 1844.
4. John Morgan, non-resident in 1844.
5. Hiram Morgan, non-resident in 1844.
6. Elizabeth Morgan, ____ Prickett, resident Tyler County, Virginia (from the marriage bonds she married in 1809 to Thomas Prickett, as daughter of Evan Morgan). Likely the oldest daughter.
7. Camilla Morgan, married Joseph Austin, resident Monongalia County in 1844 (married in 1813 as daughter of Evan Morgan. Joseph Morgan, probably the brother above, was suretor on marriage bond. Buried at Fairview Cemetery on 4-14-1876, age 81 years, 6 months, 11 days). From her age, probably the second daughter.
8. Polly Morgan, married Amos Powell, resident Monongalia County in 1844 (married as Mary Morgan, in 1820, with Evan Morgan as suretor on marriage bond).
9. Nancy Morgan, married William Cox, resident Monongalia County in 1844."

RE: Judy Lock

More About E
Marriage: 1781, Alleghany County, Maryland257

Notes for M
Some people say Evan was married to a lady by the last name of Woodfin. It is said that Evan received land from John Woodfin in the right of his wife. We have never seen the proof of this claim, however it may be true. John Woodfin was killed by Indians and hung on a cross above the fort he was trying to flee to. Perhaps Evan's wife was killed at the same time? Evan T. Morgan fought on the frontier for several years before marrying Camilla. We believe Camilla was the mother of all the children. These accounts of John Woodfin are in the History of Monongahela, Volume two, by Paul Price.
Information given by Yvonne Morgan, Oklahoma City, OK

"While this party of Indians were thus engaged, on Booth's creek and in the circumjacent country, a more numerous body had invaded the settlements lower down, and were employed in the work of destruction there. They penetrated to Coburn's creek unperceived, and were making their way (as was generally supposed) to a fort not far from Morgantown, when they fell in with a party of whites, returning from the labors of the cornfield, and then about a mile from Coburn's fort. The Indians had placed themselves on each side of the road leading to the fort, and from their covert fired on the whites, before they were aware of danger. John Woodfin being on horse-back, had his thigh broken by a ball; which killed his horse and enabled them to catch him easily. -- Jacob Miller was shot through the abdomen, and soon overtaken, tomahawked and scalped. -- The others escaped to the fort.
Woodfin was afterwards found on a considerable eminence overlooking the fort, tomahawked and scalped. The Indians had, most probably, taken him there, that he might point out to them the least impregnable part of the fortress, and in other respects give them such information, as would tend to ensure success to their meditated attack on it; but when they heard its strength and the force with which it was garrisoned, despairing of being able to reduce it, in a fit of disappointed fury, they murdered him on the spot."
RE: Chronicles of Border Warfare by Alexander Scott Withers, Reprinted 2001, pp. 248-249.

More About E
Marriage: Bef. 1794
Children of E
59. i.   JOSEPH22 MORGAN, b. 1785, VA; d. Bef. 1844.
  ii.   EVAN MORGAN258,258, b. 1790, VA; d. 1812258,258; m. ELIZABETH MORGAN, Oct 20, 1810; b. 1789, Monongalia, West Virginia, USA258.
  Notes for EVAN MORGAN:
Evan Morgan, 2nd child of Evan Thomas Morgan.

Believe there was a family story passed down that he died in the wor of 1812. As far as French Morgan's "One authority states he married Elizabeth Morgan 20 Oct 1810," there is a marriage bond in Monongalia County for Evan S. Morgan and Elizabeth Kremer, dated 18 Oct 1811. Surety John Jolliffe - no father listed for the bride. Best guess is he died without children, therefore no need to mention him in Hartley vs. Hartley. I would assume a birth of ca. 1790 because he married in 1810.
RE: Susan J. Lewis

Marriage: Oct 20, 1810

60. iii.   ELIZABETH MORGAN, b. 1792, VA; d. 1880, Wetzel, Virginia, USA.
61. iv.   CAMILLA MORGAN, b. Oct 03, 1794, Monongalia, VA; d. Apr 14, 1876, Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA.
62. v.   THOMAS MORGAN, b. 1797, VA; d. Mar 18, 1862.
63. vi.   MARY "POLLY" MORGAN, b. 1798, VA; d. 1844.
64. vii.   NANCY MORGAN, b. 1798, Monongalia, Virginia, USA; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900.
65. viii.   ISAAC MORGAN, b. 1800, VA; d. Aft. 1860, McLennan County, Texas.
  ix.   SARAH MORGAN258, b. 1807, VA; m. WEN BURROWS, 1821.
  Notes for SARAH MORGAN:
Sarah Morgan, 8th child of Evan Thomas Morgan.
Nothing known of them.

(French says she married Wen Buris). No marriage record for this couple in Monongalia County. Safe to assume she also died without having children before 1844. Need to analyze Evan Morgan's census records further to guess at her age. No "Wen" Burris appears in any census, anywhere; I suspect he is actually the Van Burris, age 44, living next door to Aurelius Ellis in 1850. If this is so, I suspect Sarah would have been born ca. 1807 and married about 1827. Tyler County or over the border in OH might be good places to look for a marriage record. ca. 1807.
RE: Susan J. Lewis

Marriage: 1821

66. x.   JOHN FERGUSON MORGAN, b. Aug 11, 1808, Monongalia, VA; d. Dec 24, 1895, Tow, Llano County, TX.
  xi.   HIRAM MORGAN258, b. 1810, VA.
  Notes for HIRAM MORGAN:
Hiram Morgan, 5th child of Evan Thomas Morgan.
Married and went to Oregon where he had a large family. Nothing is known of him or his descendants.

Hiram Morgan: Might be the Hiram W. Morgan, apparently single, a 45 year old gold miner enumerated in 1850 at the Middle Fork of the American River, Eldorado Co., CA. This is inconsistent with French Morgan's claim that Hiram moved to Oregon and had a large family, and qualifies as a wild guess. Anybody have census for Hiram? Also, Hartley vs Hartley seems to follow age order, first for the boys, then for the girls. So Hiram, wherever he was, would probably have been closer to 40 than 45. Abt. 1810.
RE: Susan J. Lewis

  More About HIRAM MORGAN:
Residence: 1844, Non resident of Monongalia County, VA

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