Morgan Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War

MORGAN

Soldiers in the

American Revolution

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Explanation of terms:

B. = born
Ch = children
BLW = bounty land warrant (land given to a veteran for their military service)
Mar. = married

Morgan soldiers in the American Revolutionary War

ABEL MORGAN
Pennsylvania Militia. Served as a Surgeon, Pa. Militia; d. 1785

BENJAMIN MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Born 10 Oct., 1762 in Fauquier Co., VA. Died 29 Sep., 1841 in Tennessee. Lived in Culpeper Co., VA. when he enlisted in the Virginia Militia. In 1791, he moved to Mecklenburg Co., VA.; in the fall of 1798, he returned to Fauquier Co. for 2 years, then moved to Culpeper Co. for 5 yrs, then moved to South Carolina where he lived for 18 yrs. He then moved to Madison Co., Ala. to live with his children. He later moved to Davidson Co., TN. He applied for a pension there in 1832. Private, Virginia Militia, $22.22 Annual Allowance $66.66 Amount Received August 2 1833 Pension Started Age 72 (1835 TN Pension Roll)

BENJAMIN MORGAN Sr.
Virginia Militia. Born 25 Dec., 1760 in Philadelphia Co., PA. He lived in Berkeley Co., VA. when he enlisted in the Virginia Militia. He mar. Ann Ellis 18 July, 1783 at Hagerstown, MD. Ch included John, Phebe, Moses, Aaron, Jesse, Elis, Nancy, Eleanor, Benjamin Jr., James R. and Hannah. Benjamin Sr. died 24 Feb., 1836. His widow applied for a pension in 1842 while living in Monroe Co., VA.

CHARLES MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Served as a private in the VA. Militia; on the 1782 Elk Creek Militia list and on Flower Swift's 1st, 2nd and 35d undate militia rosters. Received a BLW in Apr., 1790.

DANIEL MORGAN
Virginia Militia and Continental Army. Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) was born near Junction, in Hunterdon County NJ. He worked as a teamster and served in that capacity on Gen. Edward Braddock's disastrous expedition in 1755. During and after the French and Indian War he was an Indian fighter. After the outbreak of the American Revolution, Morgan was commissioned captain of a rifle company by Congress. He accompanied Gen. Benedict Arnold on the difficult march to Quebec in 1775. On December 31, Morgan led a heroic attack against overwhelming odds on the inner defense of Quebec city before being repulsed. Forced to surrender, he was held prisoner until the fall of 1776. Congress then commissioned him Colonel of a Virginia regiment. Morgan subsequently organized 500 sharpshooters who fought well again Gen. John Burgoyne in the crucial battles at Freeman's Farm and Bemis Heights in 1777. Poor health and dissatisfaction with Congress caused Morgan to leave active service, but he returned in 1780. On January 17, 1781, he won a brilliant victory over the British at the Cowpens, in South Carolina. Morgan then returned to his estate near Millwood, Virginia. In 1794, he commanded the Virginia militia as it helped put down the Whiskey Rebellion. He served as a Federalist in the United States House of Representatives from 1797 to 1799. He died in Winchester, Virginia, on July 6, 1802. Source: University of South Carolina History Dept. 1936

DANIEL MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Served as a private in the VA. Militia. Received a BLW in Aug., 1790.

DANIEL
Virginia Militia and Continental Army. Born in County Derry, Ireland in 1736; camt to America in early life with father. Served as a Brigadier General in the Continental Line.

DAVID MORGAN
Maryland Militia. A BLW was issued to his brother Nathaniel Morgan. Nathaniel applied for a BLW in 1826, at the age of 80, while living in Greene Co., OH. Morgan Morgan and Elizabeth Morgan were witnesses to his application.

ENOCH MORGAN
Pennsylvania Militia. Stroudsburg, Pa. 1827

EVAN MORGAN Pennsylvania Militia and Virginia Militia. Enlisted at Tomlinson's Tavern in what is now Allegany Co., MD. He later served under Capt. Morgan Morgan. Applied for pension in 1832 while living in Monongalia Co., VA. at age 79.

GEORGE MORGAN
Pennsylvania Militia. Moved to Guernsey County, Ohio; was 75 years old in 1834.

HAYNES MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Lived in Halifax Co., VA. when he enlisted in the VA Militia. He mar. Mary Thompson on 29 Oct., 1774 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. He died in Mar., 1795. His widow moved in 1817 or 1818 to Rowan Co., NC, that part which later became part of Davie Co. She applied there in 1837 at age 87, for a pension. Ch were Mary Haynes, Haynes, Mary Thompson and Elizabeth Laurance Morgan.

HENRY MORGAN
North Carolina Militia and Virginia Militia. Born 7 Dec., 1758 in either Rowan or Guilford Co., NC. He lived in Guilford Co. when he enlisted in the NC Militia. He later moved to Montgomery Co., VA. and enlisted in the VA. Militia; listed on Flower Swift's 1st, 2nd and 3rd undated militia rosters (men from southwestern Virginia). He lived there 16 yrs, then moved to Grainger Co. TN. Where he lived 11 yrs. He then moved to Warren Co., KY. for 4 yrs, then moved to Logan Co., KY., living there 5 yrs before moving to White Co., IL. He was living there in 1832 when he applied for a pension and died there 22 Feb., 1849. Mar. Susanna (Susan) Poe in Sep., 1785 in Montgomery Co., Va. Widow applied for pension in 1851 at age 86.

JAMES MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. Born 26 Apr., 1760 in Baltimore Co., MD. He lived in Randolph Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia.He later moved to Guilford Co., NC and enlisted there. He applied for a pension in 1834 while living in Yancey Co., NC.

JAMES MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. Born 1 Apr., 1758 in Anson Co., NC. He lived in Mecklenburg Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia. He later moved to Caswell Co., NC, then to Washington Co., Va. and then to Lee Co., Va., then to Knoxville, TN., then to Pulaski Co., KY., then to White Co., TN, then to Franklin Co., TN., then to Marion Co., TN. He applied there for a pension in 1836. By 1844, he had moved to Coffee Co., TN. He died 12 Oct., 1851 in Tippah Co., MS. He mar. Naomi (mnuk) near Monticello, Wayne Co., KY. in 1806. His pension applications stated his oldest son was killed in the Florida Indian War (Second Seminole War).  In 1844, he said his children were living in middle TN. and in 1848, he said a son and some daughters were living. His widow applied for a pension in 1858 aged about 67. She died in Tippah Co. in 1865 at the home of a daughter, Nancy, wife of William Kincaid who was the only surviving child left in 1874. His pension records mention brothers John and Mark Morgan.

JAMES MORGAN
Pennsylvania Militia and Virginia Militia. Born 5 Apr., 1748 in Frederick Co., Va. Lived in Monongalia Co., Va. when he enlisted in the VA. Militia. He lived in Morgantown, VA. until 1820, then moved to IL. He applied for a pension in 1835 while living in Vermillion Co., IL. He died there 1 Mar., 1840. Ch. were referred to but not named. His pension records in 1834 mention Zackquill Morgan, age 76, Evan Morgan, age 81 and David P. Morgan, a justice of the peace, all of Monongalia Co., Va. Zackquill and Evan were both Rev. Soldiers.

JAMES MORGAN
South Carolina Militia. Born 9 Mar., 1760 on the James River, VA. He lived in Fairfield Co., SC when he enlisted in the SC Militia. He latr moved to Warren Co., Ga., then to Franklin Co., TN., then to Perry Co., AL., where he applied for a pension in 1833. He moved to McNairy Co., TN. About 1842 to live with his ch. In 1842, James H. Morgan was a witness in McNairy Co. for his pension application.

JAMES MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Mar. Anne Forrest on 16 Sep., 1790 in Goochland Co., Va. He died 6 Mar., 1830. Widow applied for pension in 1839 at age 71 while living in Matthews Co., Va.

JOHN MORGAN
Maryland Militia. Served as a private in the MD Militia. Applied for a BLW in Jan., 1794.

JOHN MORGAN
Maryland Militia. Born 22 Sep., 1761 in St. Marys Co., MD. He moved when young to Dorchester Co., MD. And lived there when he enlisted in the MD Militia. About 1799, he moved to KY. In 1832, he applied for a pension while living in Oldham Co., KY. At the time, his twin brother Thomas Morgan was still living. John died 1 July, 1840.

JOHN MORGAN
Maryland Militia. Enlisted at Fredericktown, MD in the MD Militia. He applied for a pension in 1825 at age about 58. He was married and had an adopted child.

JOHN MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. Born in NC and lived in Chatham Co. when he enlisted. He later moved to Onslow Co., NC and enlisted there. After the war, he moved to Tippah Co., MS, where several of his ch had moved. He applied for a pension in 1833 while living in Fayette Co., AL., aged about 70. He died 15 Aug., 1844.

JOHN MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. He mar. Ruth Stallings in 1771 in Nash Co., NC. He died 15 May, 1837, aged 88. His widow applied for a pension in 1844 while living in Nash Co.; application made before Evan H. Morgan. Ch included William B., Nancy, John, James (*8th ch) and at least 4 others.

JOHN MORGAN
North Carolina Militia and Virginia Militia. Born 24 June, 1754 in Culpeper Co., VA. He lived in Surry Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia. After the war, he lived for 3 yrs in Montgomery Co., VA; then moved to Warren Co., TN., where he applied for a pension in 1834. He died 8 Jan., 1835.

JOHN MORGAN
Pennsylvania Militia. After the war, he moved to Greene Co., TN., where he applied for a pension in 1818. In 1820, he was aged 81, with a wife Letia, aged 45, sons Stephen, aged 14 and Zachariah, age 7, living at home. Private, Pennsylvania Continental Line, $96.00 Annual Allowance $1450.13 Amount Received April 1 1819 Pension Started Age 74 (1835 TN Pension Roll)

JOHN MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Born in 1758 in Gloucester Co., VA. where he lived when he enlisted in the VA Militia. He applied for a pension in 1832. His brother William was mentioned in the application.

JOHN MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Born in Mecklenburg Co., VA. He mar. Sarah Chamblin in Apr., 1803. He died 10 June, 1833. His widow applied for a pension in 1853 at age 70.

JOHN MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Born in VA., son of William Morgan and his 1st wife. He lived in Fauquier Co., VA. when he enlisted in the VA Militia. Applied for a BLW in 1834. His older brother Charles moved to KY. in 1783 and died in 1822 in Muhlenberg Co., KY., leaving ch. Willis of KY. Elizabeth who mar. a Morton, Anne who mar. Armistead Morehead, John, Rosanna who mar. a Tapp, Lucinda, who mar. a Tarnes, William (who had 4 ch in 1822).

JONAS MORGAN
Virginia Militia. While he was in the militia during the war, he mar. Susannah Hrdin. After his death, she applied for a pension in 1837 at age 102. She lived in Warren Co., Va. They had 5 ch.

MORGAN MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Born 24 Aug., 1760 in Lancaster Co., PA., son of Nathaniel Morgan. He moved with his father as a child to Montgomery Co., VA. where he lived when he enlisted in the VA. Militia; on Flower Swift's 1st undated militia roster of men from southwesten Virginia. After the war, he moved to Wythe Co., VA.; in 1795, he moved to Fayette Co., KY. and in 1802, moved to Cumberland Co., KY. He applied for a pension there in 1833.

NATHAN MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. Born in Cecil Co., Maryland. He lived in Rowan Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia. He mar. Naomi Pool, dau. Of Jacob Pool, there in Jan., 1779. He applied for a pension in 1832 in Rowan Co. He died 16 Oct., 1842. Ch named were James, (another ch but the paper is torn here), Elizabeth and another name torn off the record.

NATHAN MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Born 22 Oct., 1752 in Delaware. He lived in VA. when he enlisted in the VA. Militia. He was listed on Osborn's Montgomery County Militia (for the area which later became Grayson and Carroll Counties) rosters for 2 Apr 1783 and 1785. Two years after the war, he moved to Georgia for 8 yrs then moved to South Carolina for 3 yrs then moved to KY. for 2 yrs then to Indiana in 1812. He applied for a pension in 1832 while living in Switzerland Co., IN.

ORMAN MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. He died 12 Nov., 1829. He mar. Polly (mnuk) in NC, 1 Sept., 1779. She died 30 Apr., 1828. Their son Wiley D. Morgan applied for a pension in 1854 in Whitfield Co., GA. at age 60.

PHILIP MORGAN
Georgia Militia. He later moved to KY. Jesse Peters was executor of his estate in Washington Co., KY. in 1842.

REECE MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Mar. Mary (???) in July 1777. He died Feb 1817 in Bedford Co., VA. Widow applied for pension in 1839 at age 83, while living i Franklin Co., VA.

RICHARD MORGAN
North Carolina Militia and South Carolina Militia. Born 1755 or 1756 in Maryland. He lived in Duplin Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia. He lived in South Carolina for 10 yrs, then moved to Robeson Co., NC. for 10 - 12 years, then moved to Richmond Co., NC. He applied there for a pension in 1832. He died 32 Oct., 1835.

ROBERT MORGAN
Maryland Militia. He was a son of Edward Morgan who died in Harford Co., MD. He applied for a pension in Harford Co. in 1818. In 1820, he had no family living with him; a son lived in Baltimore.

ROBERT MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. Born Nov 1760, son of William Morgan Sr. Mar. Mary Shelton about 1786 in Chatham Co., NC and soon afterwards moved to Oglethorpe Co., Ga. where they lived for 14 yrs, then moved to Jackson Co., Ga. They had 9 ch: Nancy, Penelope, Mary, Catherine, James, William, Elizabeth, John and one child who died young. Robert died in Mar., 1827 in Jackson Co. His dau. Penelope made an affidavit in Jackson Co. in 1853 stating her father was the son of William and Joyce Morgan and listed William's children and births as William Jr., Robert and one other ch whose name cannot be read on the record.

SIMON MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Served as a Captain in the Virginia Militia. He was wounded in the Battle of Eutaw Springs. He mar. Elizabeth Pickett 28 Mar 1786 in Fauquier Co., VA. She was the dau. Of Capt. William Pickett. He later became the Adjutant General of Virginia and held that rank when he died in Fauquier Co. 6 July 1810. He received a disability pension in 1808. His widow later moved to Fleming Co., KY. and applied for a pension there in 1839 at age 73. She was living with her son, Colonel D. Morgan, who was a member of the Kentucky State Senate. She was living there in 1843. Another son, Charles W. Morgan was a Captain in the US Navy in 1839.

THEOPHILUS MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. He enlisted in the NC Militia in Rowan Co., NC He married Nancy Mason 20 Jan 1813 in Robertson Co., TN. He died 18 Aug 1844 in DeSoto Co., MS. His widow applied for a pension in 1875 in Madison Co., TN at age 85. Ch were Lucretia Morgan, Henry H. Morgan, Theophilus B. Morgan, Bryant C. Morgan, (1 ch name cannot be read), Thomas J. Morgan, Perry M. Morgan and Nancy E. Morgan.

THOMAS MORGAN
Maryland Militia. Born 22 Sep 1761 in St. Marys Co., MD. When he was very young, he moved with his faher to Dorchester Co., MD where he enlisted in the MD Militia. He lived there until age 45, when he moved to KY. He applied for a pension in 1832 in Oldham Co., KY. His twin brother John also lived there in 1833 and also served in the Revolutionary War.

THOMAS MORGAN
Virginia Militia and North Carolina Militia. Born in Bedford Co., Va. He lived in Botetourt Co., VA. and served in the VA Militia before moving to Washington Co., NC in 1779, to that part which later became part of Greene Co., TN., where he also enlisted in the NC Militia. He applied for a pension while living in Greene Co. in 1833 at age 82. Fought under Capts. Doherty and Jacob Brown in Tennessee as early as 1779.

THOMAS MORGAN
Virginia Militia. He had lived in Baltimore, MD, then moved to Williamsburg, VA where he lived when he enlisted in the VA Militia. After the war, he moved to Harrison Co., OH., where he applied for a pension in 1833 at age 80.

VALENTINE MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. He lived in Guilford Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia. He served under Capt. John Morgan. He moved to Grainger Co., TN., where he applied for a pension in 1833 at age 72. Private, North Carolina Line, $30.00 Annual Allowance $75.00 Amount Received October 18 1833 Pension Started Age 73 (1835 TN Pension Roll)

WILLIAM MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. He lived in Edgecombe Co., NC when he enlisted in the NC Militia and was still living there in 1832 when he applied for a pension at age 68.

WILLIAM MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. Was living in Brunswick Co., NC when he applied for a pension in 1818.

WILLIAM MORGAN
North Carolina Militia. Was living in Craven Co., NC in 1819 when he applied for a pension. His wife was dead and he had 5 grown ch.

WILLIAM MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Born 1762 in Gloucester Co., VA. and lived there when he enlisted in the VA Militia. He applied for a pension in 1832 and lived in Mathews Co., Va. He still lived there in 1840 and stated a brother James had died in 1839. Also stated John Morgan's birthdate was recorded in the same book that had been burned.

WILLIAM MORGAN
Virginia Militia. Lived in Culpeper Co., VA. when he enlisted. He applied for a BLW in 1819 when living in Shelby Co., KY. In 1820, he had a wife and 5 daughters age 10 to 16 and another dau. with her 3 small ch living with him (her husband had deserted her). He later moved to Indiana and then moved back to Shelby Co., KY by 1837. The BLW was issued to him in 1833.

WILLIAM MORGAN
Flower Swift's 1st and 2nd Undated Militia Roster.

ZACKQUIL MORGAN
Virginia Militia and Pennsylvania Militia. Born 8 Sep 1758 in Frederick Co., VA. and lived in Mongalia Co., VA. when he enlisted in the VA Militia. Mar. Sina (Cina) West 18 Sep., 1794 in Mongalia Co. He applied for a pension in 1832. He died there 27 Feb., 1834. His widow applied for a pension in in 1849 in Marion Co., Va. Ch included Stephen H., Sally, Mary, Malinda, Katherine, Rebecca, John Parimount, David James, Samuel Moran and Elizabeth.

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