Morgan Morgan, III1771 -
Name Morgan Morgan Suffix III Born 30 Jul 1771 West Virginia Gender Male Person ID I15934 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 8 May 2011
Father Morgan Morgan, II, b. 20 Mar 1737, West Virginia , d. 20 Oct 1797, West Virginia (Age 60 years) Mother Mary Gossett, b. 1743, Pennsylvania , d. 13 Sep 1817, West Virginia (Age 74 years) Married 17 Nov 1761 West Virginia Family ID F4033 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Rachel McCarty, b. Abt 1771 Married 11 Jan 1789 West Virginia Last Modified 17 May 2020 Family ID F6177 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Vol. "State of W. Va. Report of Col. Morgan Morgan Monument-Commission," pub. Charlestown, W. Va. 1924. Hon. Ephraim F. Morgan, Gov. ex-officio-chairman.
Notes from text of book on the Morgan genealogy follow:
Col. Morgan Morgan, b. in Wales 1688, is recorded in Orange County in 1742 as the first settler of West Virginia. He died in Frederick County, Virginia, now Berkeley County, West Virginia. He was educated in London. He is said to be not only the earliest settler but a very prominent settler in the Shenandoah Valley. In 1747 he served as one of the justices (judges) of the first court of Frederick Co., Virginia.
p. 28; p. 66. Morgan Morgan, Jr., who married Mary Gossett, lived and died in Virginia. He was also prominent and is named as commissioner, in 1773, in Berkeley County. He remained upon the old farm of his father. He was an Episcopal minister of great piety and worth. His deeds are recorded by Bishop Meade. He served in the Revolutionary War as a private under Capt. William Haymond. He was very active in the Bunker Hill Church affairs and asked to be buried under the porch of the old church (p. 93), fifty miles from Hedgesville, West Virginia.
p. 95. Morgan Morgan, Jr., was the only one of the Colonel Morgan Morgan's children to remain in Berkeley County. He sold most of his 1,000 acres, until 1765 only 182 acres remained in his possession. He and his wife had been living with their son, Morgan, for some time and on April 2, 1765, he deeded the last portion of his plantation to Morgan 3rd for 100£. English money.