Zackquill Morgan1735 - 1795 (59 years)
1. Zackquill Morgan was born on 8 Sep 1735 in Berkeley, West Virginia (son of Col. Morgan Morgan and Catherine Garretson); died on 1 Jan 1795 in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia; was buried in Prickett Cemetery Marion Co., West Virginia.
Colonel Zac, County Lieutenant in the American Revolution. In Sep of 1777, Patriots seized one of the Loyalist leaders, one Hickson or Higginson, and carried him bound across the Cheat River. Col. Zac dumped him in the river where he drowned. Zac's men threatened to refuse to fight if he was convicted of the killing; so he went free. (Waller's Rev. in the West, pg 39)
- Uriah Morgan was born on 22 Jul 1774 in West Virginia.
2. Col. Morgan Morgan was born on 1 Nov 1688 in Glamorganshire, Wales; died on 17 Nov 1766 in Berkeley, Virginia; was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Berkeley, West Virginia.
Casual, well intentioned researchers need to be aware that several family trees on the internet add further ancestry to this line at this point and it appears this is an error.
Serious researchers point out that written documentation, to include Emily Stickeny Spencer's Some Minuscules of History and more importantly The Report of the Morgan Morgan Monument Commission written in 1924 by the State of West Virginia with a whole line of Morgan's contributing, state emphatically that there are no records of Col Morgan Morgan's parents or ancestry. (Ron Yates 7/11/2011)
The following is a list of books and articles on Morgan Morgan which can be found at the West Virginia State Archives Library:
Churchman, Charles R. Kentucky Descendants of Colonel Morgan Morgan, Louisville KY, 1994.
Comstock, Jim. "Morgan Morgan," West Virginia Encyclopedia, Volume 15, Richwood, WV, 1976, pp.3346-47.
R 975.4003 C739.
Goodall, Cecile R. "Morgan Morgan...Bold Pioneer," The West Virginia Review, Volume 10, May 1933, pp.234, 246.
Morgan, Governor E.F. "Morgan Morgan," Magazine of History - Biography of the Randolph County Historical Society, I, 1924, pp.55-61.
Morgan Morgan Monument Commission. Report of the Col. Morgan Morgan Monument Commission, Charleston, 1924.
Mor 1. 1: 1924.
Spencer, Emily Stickney. Morgan Morgan Some Minuscules of History..., Spencer, 1987.
Wood, Don C. "Colonel Morgan Morgan, His Family and Their Homes," The Berkeley Journal, 4: 1977, pp.44-62.
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"Brief History of Col. Morgan Morgan-Welsh Ancestry" Smith Blair, n.d.
"Descendants of County's First Settler Live Here Unto Ninth Generation," Journal, 12- 30-1972.
"Know Your State, Morgan Morgan" by Phil Conley, n.d.
"More Fuel for the Morgan Morgan Fires," West Virginia Hillbilly, 9-14-1966.
"Morgan and More Morgans," West Virginia Hillbilly, 1-14-1967.
"Morgan Cabin, Home of the First Settler in West Virginia," 1987.
"Morgan Morgan is Memorialized at Bunker Hill," Beckley Register-Herald, 3-20- 1966.
"Morgan Morgan First Settler of the State," Beckley Post Herald, 1-1-1965.
"Morgan Morgan Bi-Centennial," Martinsburg Journal, 11-17-1966.
"Morgan Morgan," Buckhannon Delta, 1-5-1967.
"Morgan Monument of Vermont Granite," Beckley Post Herald, 2-17-1967.
"Morgan Cabin, 1731," n.d.
"Morgan Cabin," Martinsburg Journal, 9-8-1984.
"The Book of Morgans," Charleston Gazette, 12-25-1966.
"Today is the 200th Anniversary of First Settler's Death," Martinsburg Journal, 11-17- 1966.
"Unveiling of the Monument of Col. Morgan Morgan," Bunker Hill, Berkeley Co.," 9-13- 1924.
"West Virginia Sketch Book," Buckhannon Delta, 3-31-1966.
"West Virginia's First Settler to be Honored with Monument," Clarksburg Exponent, 9- 4-1924.
Morgan married Catherine Garretson in 1713 in New Castle, Delaware. Catherine was born on 16 May 1692 in New Castle, Delaware; died on 16 May 1773 in Berkeley, Virginia; was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Berkeley, West Virginia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]
3. Catherine Garretson was born on 16 May 1692 in New Castle, Delaware; died on 16 May 1773 in Berkeley, Virginia; was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Berkeley, West Virginia. Children:
- James Morgan was born in 1715 in West Virginia; died in 1731 in West Virginia.
- Anne Morgan was born about 1716 in West Virginia; died about 1763 in West Virginia.
- Charles Morgan was born about 1718.
- Evan Morgan was born about 1720 in West Virginia; died on 25 Nov 1791 in West Virginia.
- David Morgan was born on 12 May 1721 in Christiana, New Castle, Delaware; died on 19 May 1813 in Marion, West Virginia.
- Henry Morgan was born about 1727 in West Virginia; died about 1790 in West Virginia.
- 1. Zackquill Morgan was born on 8 Sep 1735 in Berkeley, West Virginia; died on 1 Jan 1795 in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia; was buried in Prickett Cemetery Marion Co., West Virginia.
- Morgan Morgan, II was born on 20 Mar 1737 in West Virginia; died on 20 Oct 1797 in West Virginia.