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Monday, November 19, 2007

Hunting for James Morgan of Durham

front view Durham Mill and Furnace. The gristmill was built on the foundation of the Durham Furnace in 1820.
Since Sarah Morgan (purported but never proven aunt of Gen Daniel Morgan) was a proven daughter of Edward Morgan, I wanted to find out if James Morgan, Iron Monger of Durham Furnace was her brother. There are several choices for the father of James Morgan of Durham, in order of most likely:
1. Thomas Morgan and Jennet of Providence Township Philadelphia (now Montgomery or the border to Chester) Thomas died about 1750.
2. John Morgan Sr who died in Richland Township Bucks - proven not to be his father. See: John Morgan of Abington MM
3. John Morgan of Radnor also proven not to be the father of this James Morgan. See John Morgan of Radnor -he fathered a James about 1700 but this child was dead by 1741 and James Morgan Iron Monger died 1782.
4. Edward Morgan of Gwynedd and Radnor Quaker meetings in Delaware and Chester counties.

side view Durham Mill and Furnace
In looking into who was Daniel's father, I first had to sort out at least of the possibilities which had been sited and disprove or prove them. First I looked into James Morgan, Iron Monger, of Durham Twsp Bucks Co -- rumors were that his father was a John Morgan. Well which John? There were so many. Using wills and other data I sorted out 2 John Morgans quoted as James Morgan's father and proved them both NOT to be his father. James the Iron Monger was a man of property and substance. General Morgan's father was said to be very poor, so poor that General Morgan was said to be "uneducated." James Morgan, ironmonger, educated all his children and son Abel became a doctor.

It is said that Hannah Morgan of Pendleton SC 1800 said her brother was Daniel Morgan, so it is a pity Hannah Morgan not say who her father was. In looking into the ancestry of James Morgan Iron Monger of Durham Furnace, I was hoping for information on rootsweb and ancestry trees, I came away confused and knew I had to do my own search. I had thought since he was so well known that he would have been documented. Ancestry tree were claiming his father was John Morgan, one John from Radnor and one John from Abington. Both of the John Morgan's children whom I have hunted down have been ignored and everyone has forced James Morgan of Durham Furnace (birth guestimated 1708) on BOTH John Morgans.

One John Morgan had a son James being born 1721 -he married Ann Heacock. Too young for our James. The other John had a son James born ca 1700 and dead by 1744. Our James of Durham Furnace did not died till 1782. Among the above men there was no James Morgan who fit the description of James Morgan born about 1708, The John in Radnor had sons with similar names as children of James Morgan of Durham Furnace, so he may have been related. The wills of both John Morgans, however prove James Morgan was not their son, nor their brother. Below is what Warren Ely wrote about 1876 on this subject- he was from Bucks county near Doylestown.When people are working, they often do not have the time to looks for wills and the like and depend on other people which in this case is mistaken. I even believed almost everything I read until I did cross checks and looked at wills and found that only one person knew who James' father was and that was Ely Warren, an early researcher in this area of Pennsylvania. but he was ignored because who has access to his writings? In this article on rootsweb which are referred to in a book transcribed in rootsweb article, I was led on a wild goose chase thru Chester Co and was able to prove that most all of the references in this transcribed book to James Morgan's ancestors were wrong, as well as the reference to Daniel Morgan being his son being also wrong. Everything in the article which is hearsay should be disregarded. What is factual is that Sarah Heinlein was James 2nd wife and that Elinor was his 1st wife. It is also true that his widow Sarah moved to Morgan`s Hill to be near her step children Samuel, Mordecai, James, and Abel. Where they lived was actually originally part of Bucks Co when they were born. Northampton County was formed in 1752 from Bucks Co -an original county. it has been proven by Mr. Warren Ely, a local historian and genealogist in his time, that Elinor was James 1st wife- thru deed transfers- and that the deed transfers also prove that Thomas Morgan and his wife Jenet were parents of James Morgan, ironmonger. James Morgan inherited Providence Twsp. Montgomery Co PA land from his father Thomas and was still in possession of it in 1765.
THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: DAVIS, 1876: CONTENTS, PREFACE, ILLUSTRATIONS, CHAPTER I.
from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M.,
Democrat Book and Job Office Print., Doylestown, PA, 1876.

Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Donna Bluemink.

CHAPTER XLI or

CHAPTER XI (Vol. II), 1905 ed.

DURHAM.

1775.

Warren E. Ely, Doylestown, saying on the subject of James Morgan of Durham Furnace:
"Deeds of record in Philadelphia for land in Providence township, Philadelphia
county, now
Montgomery, prove conclusively that James Morgan, of Durham,
Ironmaster,
was the son of Thomas and Jennet Morgan, of Providence township,
the
former of whom died about 1750. These deeds further show that the first
wife of James Morgan, of Durham, was Elinor, who died about 1762. His
second wife, Sarah, whom he married about 1766, survived him. James
Morgan, "Ironmonger," was a resident of Providence (Montgomery Co) as late as 1765. James Morgan conveyed land in Providence township, 1771, while a resident of Durham, and the claim of title recited in the deed, clearly prove his identity with the James Morgan, of Providence, son of Thomas and Jennet."

This may be book may be written by a descendant of Warren E. Ely -
EARLY FRIENDS FAMILIES OF UPPER BUCKS,
with Some Accounts of Their Descendants,
by Clarence V(Vernon) Roberts, assisted by Warren S. Ely,
Originally published Philadelphia, 1925,


Thomas Morgan in Providence, Philadlephia (Montogomery today)
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/philadelphia/land/1734land.txt
PUBLICATIONS OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dec. 1898
Miscellany No. 2


Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734

A List of the Names of the Inhabitants of the County of
Philadelphia, with the quantity of Land they respectively hold
therein, according to the uncirtaine Returns of the Constables.

Anno Dom: 1734
PROVIDENCE Twsp.

Casper Stull...............100
John Bidelir...............100
Dirick Rumsawer............150
Aubery Richerdson...........50
Joseph Richerdson..........460
Edward Richerdson..........200
James Hamer................300
Cunnard Rubell.............150
Thomas Wyatt................50
Thomas Vallentine..........100
Samuel Lane................500
John Jacobs................300
Adam Hammer................250
Arnold Frances.............100
Thomas Morgan..............100 this is James Morgan's father
Morris Lewis................15
Henry Pawling..............500
At this point in 1734, James Morgan's father' s land had not passed to him, but he had started working at Durham Furnace..

EDWARD MORGAN
In order to find out anything about the early Morgans of William Penn's Colony and the Welch Tracts (Welsh Tracts), all roads lead back to Edward Morgan. Without knowing who he and his relatives were, you will have a harder time sorting through the rest of the Morgans. Once you determine who his children and grandchildren were, you can set them aside and start sorting thru the rest. Of course it is not so simple and has to be done in a kind of patchwork fashion.

There are too many accounts that Sarah Morgan Boone was the aunt to General Daniel Morgan to ignore it completely. After looking thru old census material and early documents on line, I have come to the conclusion that Daniel Morgan was probably born in Hunterdon County NJ as he said on several occasions. At that time Hunterdon was a vast territory including several counties of today. The New Jersians have determined his birth mist have been a Lebanon Township near Hampton. Hunterdon Co. is across the river from Bucks Co. They decided Daniel's father was Isaac Morgan. It has also been determined his parents were poor, not necessarily Welsh, but descended from Welsh and that they worked or had something to do with the iron forges Union Forge or Norton Furnace. Daniel told someone his father was a charcoal burner (he also farmed herbs at his home/cabin) who may have come from across the river in Hunterdon- or maybe he was still in Hunterdon. Daniel's parents were landless according to most accounts I have read. Still none of this contradicts Daniel's father being the son of Edward Morgan whose daughter was Sarah Morgan Boone. Edward was the first "Morgan" I could find in Philadelphia records, along with his probably kin Maurice/Morris Morgan. They both signed a document at a town meeting in Philadelphia 25th of ye 5 Mo., 1687 (July). They were both living in caves on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River-the landing place for the original Colonists who held Quaker Meeting there- under a tree at first, until they hung a sailcloth for a tent. Later morris signed a doucment for marriage of Hannah Hardiman. She married a carpenter-maybe a Thomas. This may be her father.
Name: Hannah Hardiman
Description: Daughter
Date: 28 Jun 1699
Prove Date: 10 Sep 1702
BookPage: B:189
Remarks: Hardiman, Abraham. Philadelphia. 6/28/1699. Children Mary, Hannah, Deborah and Rebecca. Friends William Biles, Samuel Beakes and George Biles. James Fox, Isaac Norris and John Kinsey. Brother Samuel Carpenter. Cousin John and Rebecca Harris. Cousin Rebecca Williams. Executrix: Wife Rebecca.

There were lots of charcoal burners in NJ. Today they still exist in Europe but there are few of them left. A charcoal burner is not the same thing as an iron monger. That is where the confusion may have come in as to who Daniel Morgan's father was. There were probably at the very least least two Morgans at Durham Furnace at the same time because it was a common name. One was James Morgan, Iron Monger, who came from Philadelphia, now Montgomery Co. out of Providence Township. James Morgan also owned property in Durham and in Philadelphia (now Montgomery). they think he arrived about 1727 at the furnace.


Map left is a 1776 map of Bucks Co. Durham Furnace was in what became Durham Township Bucks County PA. Durham boats were designed for river commerce by Robert Durham. The boat was used by the Durham Iron Company as early as 1727. George Washington used 40 of these boats in his historic crossing of the Delaware River. Another Revolutionary War figure associated with the area was general Daniel Morgan, a native of Durham and an employee at the furnace at age 16. You can see how Trenton and other towns in NJ are right across the river. Bucks county at one time incorporated land in West Jersey and some Bucks county families are listed with marriages in New Jersey but it was only across the river.

I welcome ALL additions and corrections or arguments. My ancestor was Adam Morgan born 1798 in Gloucester Co New Jersey across from Philadelphia. His father was probably either a John or an Adam Morgan enlisting in Morris Co and moving to Gloucester Co NJ 1777. born in time to be in the Revolution. Because I could not get beyond Adam Morgan, I started to examine other Morgans around him and across the river. The 24th April of 1954 my great uncle Col. Sidney Morgan had a conversation with another Morgan descendant Helen Wilson who said a Mrs. Swope (a descendant) had written the following which had been passed down in her family:

"Four brothers (she does not say their name was Morgan when they arrived) left Wales and settled in the Colonies. One in Virginia, one in Durham Furnace, south of Easton Pa. on the Delaware River, one in Connecticut, the fourth -unknown."

Maybe you can help me solve that riddle. Did they mean James went to Durham Furnace as the son of Thomas Morgan (see information below) and his brothers went to CT, VA and Unknown. The Durham Furnace Morgan family were ancestors of Anna Morgan Balliet whose great grandfather was Enoch Morgan born 20 June 1752, paymaster in the Revolution. Anna had said that her great grandfather Enoch had 3 brothers who fought in the Revolution and that their father James Morgan of Durham named them:

Kill-all- a minute man
Cure-all- Abel Morgan
Save-all- a chaplain
Pay-all- Enoch Morgan, a paymaster (Anna's ancestor)

But who was this Thomas and Jennet Morgan-James' father? DNA tests are slowly trickling in and will help with the puzzle about the Morgans who came before and after 1700 to the Colonies. Randal Morgan descendants have proven to have the same DNA as Edward Morgan descendants, as well as George Morgan 17o8 who died in Gloucester Co NJ 1759. (I have an 80 page paper on his descendants.)

No recorded marriages with the Quakers found at this point. Wife Elinor died in 1762. her existance is proven in deed records in what is now Momtgomery Co. But which James was married to Eleanor Bryan in Somerset Co. NJ? I would guess if the were Welsh, the boxs in the family were Ryan the girls were Bryan, Who was the father of James Morgan Ironmaster of Durham Furnace? His first wife Elinor died about 1762, marriage1763 to Sarah Hennlein, daughter of Matheis Heinlein who arrived in Philadelphia, on the Bannister, from Amsterdam in 1754. James (after being employed at Duhram furnace about half a century) died there, 1782.

Next info is from Volume III THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
"HEINLEINS and MORGANS of Durham township, Bucks county. All the Heinleins in America are descendants of Matheis Heinlein, who with his wife, son George, and daughters Sarah and Eva, took passage in the ship "Bannister." Captain John Doyle, from Amsterdam, and qualified at Philadelphia, October 31, 1754. He settled in Durham township on a tract of land on the southern slope of Bucher Hill. A farm now belonging to B. F. Fackenthal was part of this tract, ..."

James Morgan, from a family of substance, son of Thomas and Jenet Morgan  of Providence
Twshp, settled in Durham about 1727.
From the most authentic source, the manufacture of
iron stoves, for heating of buildings, was begun at the furnace about 1741, when controlled
by George Taylor, James Logan and James Morgan. There were called the "Adam and Eve"
stoves from the figures cast on them. Tradition says several cannon were cast at the furnace
during 1774 and 1776, while George Taylor and James Morgan had control.

June 19, 1772, Joseph Morris conveyed his interest to James Morgan for £375, and at the
subsequent partition he was allotted plat number 26, containing 191 acres and 120 [121*]
perches. March 25, 1773, the share-holders voted to dissolve the co-partnership, probably
in view of the approaching conflict with the mother country, after continuing 46 years with
varying fortunes. The deed was executed December 24th, by Samuel Powell, son, and heir
at law of Samuel Powell, who survived Griffith Owen, trustee of the Durham company,
Joseph Galloway and Grace, his wife, Abel James, John Thompson, Joseph Morris and
Hannah, his wife, James Hamilton, Cornelia Smith, who was the daughter of Andrew Bradford,
and James Morgan and 2nd wife Sarah, his wife. His widow Sarah removed to Morgan Hill,
Northampton county, 1790. Lehigh County was formed from Northampton County in 1812,
which was formed in 1752 from Bucks County, an original County. This area was part of
Bucks County Pennsylvania, until Northampton County was founded in 1752.Easton, PA
is the county seat. Counties taken from Northampton: Wayne (1798), Monroe (1836) border
to the Northeast; Lehigh (1812) borders to the West; Northumberland (1772), Schuylkill (1811),
Carbon (1843) border to the Northwest.

Children of James Morgan and Eleanor/Elinor -Mordica, Abel, James, Samuel and Olivia:

A. Mordecai Morgan (some list him as John Mordecai Morgan) b. unknown d. 1793-4 m. Mary Davis. Moved to Wayne co. Pa Mordecai/Mordica, James and Samuel were lumbermen, and were purchasers of large tracts of land in the Upper Delaware and Susquehanna river country. Mordica purchased four hundred acres in what is now Monroe county in 1785. Mordica and James settled at a place called Morgan's Hill, in Wayne County PA, where Sarah Heinlein his step mother passed her widowhood.

Lehigh County was formed from Northampton County in 1812, which was formed in 1752 from
Bucks County, an original County. This area was part of Bucks County Pennsylvania, until
Northampton County was founded in 1752. Easton, PA is the county seat. Counties taken from
Northampton: Wayne (1798), Monroe (1836) border to the Northeast; Lehigh (1812) borders
to the West; Northumberland (1772), Schuylkill (1811), Carbon (1843) border to the Northwest.

B. Abel Morgan b. unknown d. 1796 Surgeon in the Revolution m. Elizabeth Bay (maiden name Lizzie Bell) widow of Hugh Bay. Abel became a noted physician in Philadelphia. Dr. Abel Morgan removed to Morgan's Hill, in Williams township, Wayne Co below Easton PA. Dr. Morgan was surgeon of the Eleventh Regiment. Pennsylvania Line. His friend George Heinlein (Sarah's brother or nephew) was a very popular man and became captain of the Durham township militia, served all through the war, and afterwards secured additional land and pursued. All the Heinleins living in the regions roundabout are descendants of James, who married Ann Bay, only daughter of Hugh Bay and his wife Elizabeth Bell, both of Philadelphia. After Hugh Bay’s death Dr. Abel Morgan married the widow, and removed to what is now Morgan’s Hill, in Williams township, about one mile below Easton. They had only one daughter, Hannah, who died while yet in her teens. James Heinlein is credited with changing the spelling of the name from Heinlein to Hineline, yet the baptismal records of his family show the former way of spelling. His children were George Bay Heinlein, Hugh Bay Heinlein, Abel Morgan Heinlein, Edward Bay Heinlein, Morgan Bay Heinlein, Jacob Bay Heinlein, John Bay Heinlein, Henry Bay Heinlein, Hannah Eliza, wife of William Raub. They all were born prior to 1820. The children of George Bay Heinlein are: Hugh Abraham, born 1823; Joseph, 1825; John William, 1829; Samuel Morgan, 1832; Susan, 1834; Daniel Edward, 1836; Ann Shultz, 1839. The children of Joseph Heinlein are: Mary, married Kemmerer; Emma, married Edelman; Charles, Frank and Clara, married Kleinhans,all of whom have children, and some grandchildren. Hugh, Abel, Jacob and John, with their entire families, about the year 1860 removed to Ohio, where their descendants are quite numerous. The descendants of Morgan and Edward are to be found in Warren county, New Jersey, and Bucks and Northampton counties, Pennsylvania. Henry died without issue.
Text taken from page 308 Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [NewYork-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III Lehigh County was formed from Northampton County in 1812, which was formed in 1752 from Bucks County, an original County. This area was part of Bucks County Pennsylvania, until Northampton County was founded in 1752. Easton, PA is the county seat. Counties taken from Northampton: Wayne (1798), Monroe (1836) border to the Northeast; Lehigh (1812) borders to the West; Northumberland (1772), Schuylkill (1811), Carbon (1843) border to the Northwest.

C. James Morgan Jr. b. unknown d. unknown he was said to be a Lumberman. Operated saw mills with his brothers. Mordica and James settled at a place called Morgan's Hill, in Wayne County PA, where Sarah Heinlein passed her widowhood. Mordica, James and Samuel were lumbermen, and were purchasers of large tracts of land in the Upper Delaware and Susquehanna river country.

D.Olivia Morgan b.unknown d. unknown. married Capt. James McCullough Capt. of artillery in reg. of Gen Henry Knox.

E. Enoch Morgan b June 20, 1752 paymaster in the 6th PA reg married Susannah Bailey (Anna Balliet Morgan said Enoch Morgan moved to Stroudsburg, Monroe Co) b Feb 20, 1747 died Jan 14, 1815 here is reference to Baily and Morgan names in a will:

Enoch Morgan
Information: County: Northampton Co.
Name: Enoch Morgan
Rank: Lieutenant & paymaster
Annual Allowance: 240 00
Sums Received: 808 00
Description of service: Pennsylvania continental line
When placed on the pension roll: November 6, 1818
Commencement of pension: April 23, 1818
Age: 70
Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks.: Dropped from the roll under act May 1, 1820.

BAILY, GEORGE. Radnor.
January 11, 1765. September 28, 1765.
Plantation whereon I now live in Radnor containing 82 acres to be sold.
To wife Isabella (Townsend) £200. To grandson George Harry £10 at 21. Remainder
divided between 3 daughters Hannah (married Amos Harry), Betty and Dinah.
Executor: Son in law Amos Harry.
Witnesses: John Davis, Mordecai Morgan, Mary Morgan.

i. Enoch Morgan

ii. Thomas Bailey Morgan b March 15, 1788

iii.Elizabeth “Betsy” Morgan married a Vanderbilt

iv. Susannah/Susan Morgan married John Smiley

v. Rebecca Morgan b March 28, 1791 married John Hammond

vi. James Morgan married Hannah Bennett and had 11 children

a. Bennett

b. James

c. Madison

d. Ellen

e. Mercy

f. Rebecca

g. Thomas B. b. 11 NOV 1832 in Monroe Co, PA? died 21 MAY 1910 in Lehigh Co, PA m. Sarah Januarye Romig born 22 APR 1837 in Lehigh Co., PA buried Union Church, Neffs, North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA lived 1860 AND 1870 North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA (see Ann Phillips)

1. John R. Morgan b: ABT 1858 in Lehigh Co., PA m. Sarah Geiger

2. James Morgan b: ABT 1860 in Lehigh Co., PA m Minnie Couch

3. Edward W. Morgan b: ABT 1864 in Lehigh Co., PA m. Alice Smith

4. Anna J. Morgan b: ABT 1866 in Lehigh Co., PA m. 21 FEB 1889 Aaron Harvey Balliet b: 27 DEC 1867 in Ballietsville, North Whitehall Twp

5. Charles Morgan m. Ruth Taylor

6.

h. Elizabeth

i. Rachel

j. Emily

k. Litilia/Lititia By previous marriage

l. William By previous marriage


F. Elizabeth Morgan ?

G.Sarah Morgan?

H. Samuel Morgan in Bucks, Pa married Charity Vansant (Van Sandt) 1762 May 20 in Bucks Co, PA. Mordecai, James and Samuel were lumbermen, and were purchasers of large tracts of land in the Upper Delaware and Susquehanna river country. Mordica purchased four hundred acres in Monroe county in 1785. Mordica and James settled at a place called Morgan's Hill, in Wayne County PA, where Sarah Heinlein his step mother passed her widowhood.

Lehigh County was formed from Northampton County in 1812, which was formed in 1752 from
Bucks County, an original County. This area was part of Bucks County Pennsylvania, until
Northampton County was founded in 1752. Easton, PA is the county seat. Counties taken from
Northampton: Wayne (1798), Monroe (1836) border to the Northeast; Lehigh (1812) borders
to the West; Northumberland (1772), Schuylkill (1811), Carbon (1843) border to the Northwest.


1st wife Charity VanSand married Charity Vansant (Van Sandt) 1762 May 20 in Bucks Co, PA. children

i. Rachel

ii. Sarah,

iii. Isaiah,

2nd Mary SANDS b: 20 Jan 1754 in Bensalem Twp,Bucks Co

i. Children: Unknown female married Harbert,

ii. Edmond

iii. Samuel

iv. James

v. Joseph

vi. Charles

I found one researcher whose work I respect- email from dspitts358@woh.rr.com

on this Ancestry page Donna Pitts.I do disagree with her on one family and that is of Peter Morgan who married Mary Vansandt. They ended up in Ohio. There are Peter Morgans in Gloucester NJ but I have not seen any in this part of PA. The names of Peter's children are not really that of James' family. The Peter Morgan family has these son: Charles, Gabril, John, Corneluis, Samuel, Joshua, Vansandt Morgan. Of 7 names only the name Samuel matches. (The name John is too common to count.) Donna believes Samuel Morgan from Bucks is Peter Morgan and that his wife Mary is Charity Vansandt d/o Isaiah VANSANDT Vansant. I doubt that BOTH man and wife would change their names. Samuel Morgan married Charity Vansant (Van Sandt) 1762 May 20 in Bucks Co, PA. Charity and Mary had the same great grandfather Garret Stoffelse VANSAND who died in Bensalem Buck Co NJ on June 5, 1706. . Mary's parents were John Vansant, justice of Bucks county, 1715-18, 1723-27, and Rebecca Cox of Philadelphia, m. August 19, 1728, and settled in Middletown, Monmouth Co NJ. Info came from the Book of William W.H. Davis--History of Bucks co.Pa.written 1876 &1905. See will below.

Wills: Samuel Morgan, 1805: Shamokin Township, Northumberland County,
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Written 1802
Probated 1805
Samuel Morgan's Will, In the name of God
Amen. I, Samuel Morgain, of Shamokin Township, in the County of
Northumberland, being weak in body but of Sound Memory, thanks be to
God for his goodness to me; and Calling to Mind the Mortality of my
body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make
and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form
following; viz, First I give my Soul to the Almighty God, who gave it
me; nothing doubting but at the General Resurection, I Shall receive
the same again by the Almighty power who gave it me, and as Touching
such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this
Life, I give & bequeath as follows: First I give and bequeath unto
my son, Edmond, the dwelling house, improvements, and Thirty acres of
land, on the place where the dwelling house stands likewise ten acres
of woodland, along the line adjoining John Moore; Secondly I bequeath
unto my son Samuel Twenty nine acres of the plantation, adjoining
Michael Weaver's land on which he has Erected a house; Thirdly I give
and bequeath to my three sons, James, Joseph, and Charles, the
residue or Remainder of said plantation to be Equally divided among
them; Fourthly I bequeath to my Grand Daughter Rachel Harbert The Sum
of six pounds in specie, to be paid by my sons-Edmond, Samuel, James,
Joseph, and Charles each one an Equal Share; It is my Desire that said
Rachel shall have the Chief part of her Grand mother's Clothing. It is my
Desire likewise the Movables be Sold after my decease, and the
sums the amount to be equaly Divided among my present Children; and if
my son Samuel chooses to take the Drawers at the Appraisment, let so
much as they amount to, be deducted from his share of the moveables; To
Isiah, Rachel, and Sarah Morgan; Children of my first Wife I give and
bequeath as follows viz, To my Daughters, Rachel and Sarah, I give
each forty seven pounds, to be paid by my son Isiah out of the Estate
now in his possession, and that against the ensuing spring The
Remainder of said Estate, I bequeath to the said Isiah Morgain for his
Share- And I do nominate and appoint my sons Samuel and Edmond Morgain,
to be my sole Executors of this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking
all and every former legacies and bequeasts by me made heretofore In witness
whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this Twenty ninth day of January,
in year of our Lord one eight hundred and two
Samuel Morgain SEAL Saumuel Morgain last Will and Testament
Signed Sealed pronounced And Delivered in presence of Joseph Robison
Richard Patton John White Northumberland County SS Be it remembered
that on the Seventh Day of January in the Year of our Lord 1805, Before
me Jeremiah Simpson Esq. Register for the County aforesaid Personally
appeared Richard Patton one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the
foregoing Will Who being duly affirmed according to Law Saith he
was personally present + did see Samuel Morgan the Testator Sign Seal
& declare the foregoing writing, to be his last Will & Testament That al
the Time of his so publishing, the said will he wasof sound & disposing
mind memory as affirmant does believe according to the best of his
knowledge + understanding. And that Joseph Robison + John White
wrote their names as Witnesses at the same in the presence of each other.
That the name Richard Patton wrote as a witnesss of his own proper
hand writing. And further Saith Not.
Affirmed & Subscribed } the day and year afs'd. } Richard Patton
Before Jerem'h Simpson, Reg.
The family bible of Isaiah Morgan 1801 - 1878, Northumberland County
_______________________________________________
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FAMILY RECORD Births Isaiah Morgan was Born October the 12th, 1801.
Mary Morgan was Born November the 22nd, 1805. Eliza Jane Morgan was
Born November the 1st, 1823 Saturday. Nathaniel S. Morgan was Born
August the 8th, 1825 on Monday. Rachel Morgan was Born April the 30th,
1827 on Monday. George Washington Morgan was Born October the 29th 1828
on Tuesday. David Morgan was Born was Born October the 10th 1830 on
Sunday. Dennis W. Morgan was Born September the 7th 1832 on Friday.
Ananias S. Morgan was Born July the 11th 1834, Fryday. Sallyann Morgan
was Born October the 24th 1836, Monday. Rebecca Rosannah Morgan was
Born May the 12th 1839, Sunday. Charles Jesse Morgan was Born May the
27th 1841, Thursday. Mathias Reed Morgan was Born June the 24th 1843,
Saturday. Rosetta Mariah Morgan was Born September the 9th 1845,
Tuesday. John Whorrel Morgan was Born April the 25th 1847, Sunday.
James Newton Morgan was Born March the 30th 1850, Saturday.
Marriages
Isaiah Morgan was Married to Mary Saxton November 17th 1822
Nathaniel S. Morgan was Married to Mary Elizabeth Zuern February 13th 1848
C. Kahler to Rebecca Kahler July 22, 1858 by C. S. Giest in Uniontown
Deaths
Rosetta Maria Morgan, Daughter of Isaiah and Mary Morgan
Departed this life March 26, 1846--Aged 6 months and Twenty days Mark
10th Chapter and 14th verse Charles Jesse Morgan Departed this life
September the 6th 1846--Aged 5 years and 3 months 10 days Second Samuel
12 Chapter 23 Verse Nathaniel S. Morgan Departed this life March 11th,
1854 on Saturday 8 o'clock in the morning--Aged 28 years and 7 months
and 3 days John 11 Chatper 2, 23 verse Ananias S. Morgan Departed this
life on Wensday morning at 7 o'clock August 15th 1855, aged 21 years,
one month, and 4 day 39 Psalm 4 vers



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Resources for the area of Durham Furnace and beyond to NJ and Delaware

Hunterdon Maps
NJ Maps
Freepages NJ land outside of Bucks PA
MORGAN DNA not all descendants are uploaded to the first group
Philadelphia and Chester Co Morgan David Morgan Blog
Morgan Log House 850 Weikel Road, Towamencin, PA 19443 (215) 368-2480
Early residents map of Chester made by George Smith, but I cannot find a full blown up copy online-referred to on this site
Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734
Primitive Baptist Welch Tract in Delaware
US Genweb all states
Main Directory for rootsweb
Notes on Morgans from the Morgan Society
History of Radnor Township
Chester Co PA Wills for Morgan on Ancestry.com
Article about Edward Morgan
Some information and thoughts about the tree of Lewis Morgan
Ancestry docs for Morgan
Rootsweb discussion of Edward Morgan with correct and incorrect information
Ancestry tree by Pamela Clem for s/o Edward- Joseph Morgan's children
but very questionable information about him being the son of James Morgan
Merion Monthly Meeting PA Burial and marriage records on rootsweb
Landholders of Philadelphia 1734 on rootsweb

1 comment:

aLivingStone said...

if u are indeed kin, or a morgan..i am as well! there is a great history book of our ancesters that came from wales in late 1600's..it is in the Stanley County library in North Carolina USA...there u can find a wealth of information!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mi famly line is....sir james beget edward, beget john, beget nathan...gowen, johanthon, Drury, John Ellison, Drew, Clyde, Wayne beget John Mark, my father