Screven County Bios

James Morgan Family

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James Morgan married Jane Evans. They were Quakers from Radner Township, Wales. They set sail with children and some grand-children for America in 1691.(3) Both died enroute and are buried at the head of the bay of Bohemia on the western shore of Maryland.

Their children were David, Thomas, Margaret, John, Evan, and James. James is the line from which the Effingham and Screven County Morgan's descend.

(4) James married Eleanora Cadwalter in Wales. They settled in Radnor Tshp.,Bucks Co., Penn., on 450 acres. Their children were Cadwalader, Morgan Lewis(my line), John and James.

John m. Sarah Evans. They had seven children among them a daughter Sarah*, and a son Thomas. ++

Morgan Lewis ((born in Wales, 1688-1776) m. Elizabeth, last name un-known. They had three children, Ann (b 8/18/1738),
Elizabeth (2/15/1740)
Lewis (b. 12/5/1742-1808).

(3) Lewis died in Effingham County, Ga. Georgia history indicates this era was the peak migration of Welsh families from the northern colonies into Ga. They had already begun to leave Penn., moving into Virginia, Maryland, NC,SC, then Ga. The SC 1790 Census lists 43 Morgan families. They were equally numerous in NC records. Many were known cousins. The earliest Morgan settler in Effingham Co. was James Morgan and his farm. The D.A.R. Morgan and Allied Families described John as the founder of the Morgan's of Effingham Co.

Lewis morgan, (he is my line) son of Morgan Lewis Morgan m. Mildred Gardner and moved to Ga. prior to 1773 from Eutaw SC . Their children:
William (12/15/1768-6/25/1859) m. Sarah Baily,
David(1774-1841) m. Sarah Boston (my line) ,
Elizabeth (1/10/1777-5/22/1831) m. James Wilson,
Thomas (12/15/1783-8/8/1851) m. Lucretia Crawford.* +(4,5)

David's children were
John B. (12/19/1806-1850),
David Boston (12/11/1800) m. Sarah Ann Jackson (1804-1850),
Joseph m. Abigal
John (1802). John is my line.

John married but records and family tradition do not give the wife's name. We think she may have been an Ellison because after their marriage the name Ellison appears so often in the naming of children. They had 11 children:
David (10/1831-1903), my line, m. Polly Lucas,
William (1832-) m. Mary Ella Lee ** who died , he then m. Mrs. Liza McClelland +++,
John A. (1834),
James Boston (1836-1903) m. Sarah Eliz. Evans ( neice of Polly Lucas),
Sarah (1837) m. Paul Anderson,
Edwin A. (1838) m. Victoria Archer,
Thomas J. (1841),
Ellen Eliz (1843),
Solomon H. (1843) m. Anna Daley,
Mary Ann (1846) m. a Conner ( killed in civil war),
Margaret (1848).

David Ellison Morgan and Poly's children were (6,7,8)
Richard(1858) m. Eliz Farmer, then ruth Lee,
James (11/22/1860) m. KatherineTuttle,
John David (1866) m. Georgia Walker,
Sarah (1862) m. Edward J. Elam Jr.,
Robert Boston (1864-193 ) m. Ollie Louise Hagan.

Robert Boston Morgan and Ollie Louise Hagan had 2 children:
Robert Ernest 4/5/1903- 4/25/1917) who died of rabies,
Kathleen Louise (1897-) m. Joseph Haynes Waters (1895-1965).

Children of Richard and Elizabeth Farmer were
Joe ,

Edward m. Marie Johnson.

I have much more info. on this line, including civil war letters written home to their wives, old diary's and much much more. Feel free to e-mail me direct at [email protected]


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