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Mary Morgan

Mary Morgan

Female 1795 - 1877  (81 years)

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  • Name Mary Morgan 
    Born 13 Oct 1795  Monongalia, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Oct 1877  Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3936  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2019 

    Father Achilles Morgan,   b. 29 Jun 1772, Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1860, Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Martin,   b. 26 Aug 1786, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1851, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 11 May 1815  West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rawley Morgan Martin,   b. 12 Feb 1816,   d. 28 Oct 1878  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F2162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. Mary Martin, mother of A. Martin, Esq., and Rev. Rolley Martin, of this city, died at Georgetown, yesterday noon. She was eighty-three years old, and , with her husband, was one of the very earliest settlers in this part of the country; coming while the Indians were yet here, and before there was any county laid out, or any towns located. Her life has been long, active and useful. Until recently she was able to be about and do work. But few attain so ripe an old age, and but few have done more noble domestic service, which, after all, is the noblest service ever rendered. Her funeral will take palce to-day in Georgetown, from the old Christian church, where she has been for years past a faithful attendant.

      Mary Morgan Parrish BIRTH 13 Oct 1795 Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 2 Oct 1877 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA BURIAL Mount Pisgah Cemetery Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA GPS Add coordinates MEMORIAL ID 5057877

      Mary Morgan was born 13 Oct 1795 in Monongalia County, West Virginia to Achilles Morgan and Susannah Scott Morgan. She was the second of eleven children. At the age of 19, she married Henry Martin(b.1786). Her life in Vermilion County began in time for her 4th child, Eliza to be born in 1822. Children Rawley(1816), Nancy(1817), and Perry(1819) began the long trip from Virginia with their parents Mary and Henry and their grandparents, Achilles and Susannah Morgan. Perry died in 1821. After Eliza was born in Vermilion County, Presley was born in 1826, Elizabeth-1828, John M.-1830, Henry-1832, Achilles-1834, Mary-1836, Martha M-1838, Desdamona F-1841.

      According to H.W. Beckwith in "History of Vermilion County" 1869, Mary and Henry were among the first to settle in Elwood Township, taking up a claim on section 6. Beckwith writes that Mary was said to have been a woman of many good qualities, and during her long and eventful life strongly impressed her character on the community. Her life was devoted to her children and gave great interest to their success. Rawley devoted his time and services to preaching and organizing churches in the surrounding country. Henry was a farmer and bravely fought for the Union in the 4th Illinois Calvary from 1861-1866, later becoming Justice of the Peace. Achilles fought with the 25th Illinois Infantry and went on to become one of the prominent businessmen of Danville.

      Following her husband Henry's death, in 1851, Mary married Joshua Parrish in 1855, enjoying life with him until her death in 1877. Beckwith writes: "she died strong in the love of her best gift to the world—her children. Few women of the present day have had greater reason to feel more satisfied than she, with the part she bore in the stern realities of pioneer life; and the children and grandchildren, so many of whom still live in this county, will, during their lives, continue to hold the good mother in kindly remembrance."

      BIO written by Diana L. Martin with Beckwith quotes on 20 Apr 2009

      Bio by: Diana Martin