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From: "Lydie Anderson" <>
Subject: [Morgan] Line of Thomas Morgan of Morgantown, Pa.
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 15:20:30 -0400

I. THOMAS MORGAN (3 of XVII., p. 16), b. 1659; married Elizabeth. They received a grant of land from William Penn, in which is now Berks County, Penn., whither he emigrated about 1720, and founded the town of MORGANTOWN. Issue: 1. Jacob Morgan.
II. JACOB MORGAN (Col.), born in Wales, 1716; d. 1792 at Morgantown, Pa.; married Rachel Piersol. Captain, under the Provincial Government in French and Indian War. Present at the second expedition against Fort Duquesne, also at Forts Pitt and Augusta, and at Braddock's defeat. In 1776 delegate to the Provincial Conference, also to the Constitutional Convention; Lieutenant of Berks County, 1777-1780; commissioned as colonel, 1777; judge of Berks County 1768-1777; justice of the peace for Southern District of Berks, 1777-1791; member of the Council of Safety of Pennsylvania; member of Supreme Executive Council; assistant forage master of Pennsylvania, 1780.
III. JACOB MORGAN (Brigadier-General) born, Morgantown, 1742; died, 1802. Married Barbara Lesher, daughter of Capt. John Lesher, of Reading. Ensign, at 16, in French and Indian War, at first and second expedition against Fort Duquesne, also at Forts Pitt and Augusta; 1760, lieutenant in Second Battalion of Associators, acting adjutant to Colonel Hugh Mercer; 1776, colonel of First Battallion of Associators, at Princeton, Monmouth, Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown and Valley Forge. At Princeton he received the sword of his dying friend, General Mercer, now in possession of the St. Andrew Society, N. Y. Lieutenant of the City of Philadelphia, 1777; member of the Supreme Execu tive Council; 1778, Quartermaster-General, Brigadier-General of County of Philadelphia; Presidential Elector in first contest between Adams and Jefferson for President. His portrait is among those preserved in Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
IV. GEORGE WASHINGTON MORGAN, born 1776, (General Washington stood as one of his sponsors at his christening); married, 1797, Harriet Leib; died 1855.
V. GEORGE LEIB MORGAN, born 1804, died 1846; married Lucretia Elizabeth Hamersley, daughter of Thomas Hamersley and Susan Brockholst Watkins, (granddaughter of General William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey). Issue: 1. Thomas Hamersley. 2. Brockholst.
VI. REV. BROCKHOLST MORGAN, A. M., D. D., A.K.C.; Episcopal clergyman; born 1844. Married, 1865, Mary Rutgers, daughter of John Livingston Rutgers, and Anna Maria Livingston, daughter of the Hon. Robert Le Roy Livingston. Issue: John Livingston Rutgers Morgan, b. 1872.
VII. JOHN LIVINGSTON RUTGERS MORGAN, B. Sc. Rutgers, 1892; A.M., and Ph. D., University of Leipsic, Germany, 1895. Tutor in Chemical Physics and Chemical Philosophy, Columbia University, New York City. BRANCH FROM MORGAN, OF RHYMNY.
I. WILLIAM, (XIX., 3, p. 19), born 1778, living in Nant y Glo, Monmouthshire; married, and had issue: 1. John. 2. William. 3. Richard. 4. Sarah. 5. Maria. 6. (A daughter.) He died at sea.
III. JOHN J., born 1812; married 1836, Mary Evans, of Donlais; emigrated to America with his sister Sarah (4 above), 1840. He sailed from Bristol, settled in Pittsburg, Pa., where they died, and are buried there. Issue of John: 1. William, b. Nant y Glo, Nov. 27, 1838. 2. Thomas, b. Nant y Glo., May, 1840. 3. George, b. Pittsburg, 1844.
III. WILLIAM (1 above), lives in Cleveland, Ohio; is senior partner of the firm of W. T. Morgan & Co., lithographers.
IV. THOMAS (2 above), is in the iron industry.
V. GEORGE (3 above), lives in Pittsburg, is president of the Morgan, Moore & Baine Coal Co., of Cleveland. Get more from the Web. FREE MSN Explorer download :

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