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Achilles Morgan

Achilles Morgan

Male 1772 - 1860  (87 years)

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  • Name Achilles Morgan 
    Born 29 Jun 1772  Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1821 
    Died 20 Jan 1860  Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bock Cemetery, Westville, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I305  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2018 

    Father Capt. Morgan Mod Morgan,   b. 20 Dec 1746, Allegany, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1829, Marion, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Drusilla Prickett,   b. 1 Mar 1752, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1817, Marion, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1770  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Scott,   b. 28 Sep 1772, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1851, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1794  Monongalia, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Morgan,   b. 13 Oct 1795, Monongalia, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1877, Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Cynthia Morgan,   b. 17 Dec 1797, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1882, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Drusilla Morgan,   b. 2 Apr 1801, Monongalia, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1884, Vermillion, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Morgan Morgan,   b. 1 Jul 1803,   d. 7 Dec 1839  (Age 36 years)
     5. Levi Morgan,   b. 19 Jan 1806, Monongalia, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1860, Grimes, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Thomas Scott Morgan,   b. 3 Jul 1808, Monongalia, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1869, Preston, Hickory, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     7. Nancy Morgan,   b. 21 Sep 1812
     8. Elizabeth W. Morgan,   b. 10 Jan 1813, Monongalia, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Dinsmore Morgan,   b. 3 Apr 1818, Monongalia, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Achilles Morgan Gender: male Birth Year: 1772 Spouse Name: Susannah Scott

      In 1773, when he was 27 years old, Achilles's grandfather moved to the Monongahela Valley. Morgan Mod made the trek with his wife, Drusilla Prickett, and his young son Achilles. Not a great deal is known about Mod Morgan. His will lists thirteen children; but, his daughter Elizabeth said that there was a daughter named Cynthia, bringing it up to fourteen. Mod Morgan died at age 83. At the time of his death, he was living on White Day creek, near Catawaba, WV.

      Achilles Morgan, son of Morgan "Mod" Morgan, married Susannah Scott: they had eleven children. Around 1821, Achilles left his home in what is now West Virginia and moved to what became Vermillion County, Illinois. He was a community leader; one historian wrote that Achilles was one of the leading citizens of Vermillion County. Achilles served on Vermillion County's first Board of County Commissioners. He was a captain in the Vermillion County Rangers: that unit defended against Indian attacks. Achilles Morgan died in Vermillion County.

      Achilles Morgan BIRTH 29 Jun 1772 Marion County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 20 Jan 1860 Vermilion County, Illinois, USA BURIAL Bock Cemetery Westville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA MEMORIAL ID 19329427