MORGAN

  • James Morgan emigrant to N. C. came from “Mary Land” where he had married, Jane Knea, Oct 12, 1673. (Berkeley Parish Reg) According to same, they had issue: 1 James, b Feb 2, 1675/6—2 John, b Mar 26, 1678—3 William, b Aug 27, 1679. James (1) Morgan was grt 300a in Perq Precinct, May 22, 1694, “on a Branch of Vosses Creek” adj William Vosse, & Mr Francis Toms. His son John made a deed of gift to his dau Mary Elliott, wife of Thomas Jr, Jan 12, 1724/5, 50a on said Branch. He called this land “Broad Neck,” and later it was spoken of as “on Morgans Swamp” and it seems evident that it was situated on the south side of Vosses Creek, where sd Toms land was located, and the Swamp here mentioned, is probably the one just above what is now called Brights Mill, between Winfall, & Brights Creek. (Vosses) James Morgan, (2) James (1), m Jane Martin (d of John of Pasq Co) issue: James (3) b Jany 17, 1707/8. He died intestate, and we have to rely on the will of his wife Jane, for further information. Her will proven in Perq Co, Mar 22, 1742, Sons: John Anderson (son-in-law) & James Morgan, dau Sarah Parsons (wife of Samuel) dau-in-law Ann Morgan (wife of James) gr-daus: Mary, & Miriam Morgan, Elizabeth Cosan, & Jane Anderson.
  • James Morgan Esq J. P. 27, 8ber 1739. He was Commissioned Sheriff of Perq, by Gov Gabriel Johnston Esq, Apl 1741. Zachary Chancey Dept Sheriff.
  • Morgan, James, (4) Will’m (1) James (1) m Hannah Overman, who was his Extrix Oct 1741, issue: Rebecca, b May 28, 1739.
  • (2) Morgan, William, (1) James (1) m Sarah Fletcher (d of Ralph, & Elizabeth) Mch 13, 1699-1700, issue: 1 Sarah, b Jan 8, 1700/1—2 William, b Sept 14, 1703.
  • Morgan, James, (3) James (2) James (1), wife Ann (née Overman) issue: 1 Elizabeth b Sept 30, 1739—2 Seth, b Sept 16, 1740.
  • (2) Morgan, John, (1) James (1) m Mary Jones (d of Mary Jones, “ye Relict of Robert Beasley”) Sept 2, 1699, issue: 1 Sarah, b Oct 20, 1700—2 John, b Oct 13, 1705—John Morgan will p in Perq Co, Jan 1755. Sons: John (2) & Joseph, dau’s: Rachel Overman, Elizabeth Elliott, Mary Elliott, & Hannah Boswell, to them “my manner Plantation,” gr-son Joseph Boswell. (No wife is named.)
  • Joseph Morgan (s of John ? & Mary) was b July 14, 1741.
  • Morgan (3) James, will Perq Co, names himself “son of William” proven Oct 1741. Sons: Jacob, & Charles, “land on Morgans Swamp” dau’s: Elizabeth, & Rebeckah, wife Hannah, & Thomas Overman (bro-in-law) Exrs.
  • (3) Morgan, William (2) William (1) James (1) m Frances Hendricks (d of Solomon), who made petition July 1747, for “filial Portion” of his Est, out of the hands of Jeremiah Hendricks, her Guar. (Loose papers.)
  • Morgan (4) James, m Hannah Griffith, 16, 3mo 1768, issue: 1 Millicent, b 1, 1mo 1679—2 James, b 7, 3mo 1771, d 17, 8mo 1774—3 Sarah, b 31, 7mo 1773—4 Charles, b 28, 4mo 1777. Sarah Morgan died 27, 11mo 1780. Hannah Morgan died 27, 11mo 1780.
  • Morgan, James, m 2d Millicent Symons, 2, 4mo 1783, issue: 5 James, b 22, 12mo 1783—6 Penninah, b 6, 4mo 1785—7 Lydia, b 1, 11mo 1786—8 Margaret, b 18, 11mo 1788—9 Mary, b 14, 7mo 1791—10 Nathan, b 21, 5mo 1793.
  • (4) Morgan, Charles, (s of James) m Susannah Nixon (d of Barnabe) 1, 5mo 1771, issue: 1 Benjamin, b 1, 7mo 1772—2 Ann, b 18, 2mo 1775—d 18, 10mo 1775—3 Sarah, b 2, 9mo 1776, d 15, 2mo 1777—4 Micajah, b 2, 2mo 1778, d 5, 11mo 1778—5 Penninah, b 26, 12mo 1779—6 Susannah, b 24, 3mo 1782. Susannah wife of Charles Morgan, died 24, 5mo 1783. Charles Morgan (s of James) m 2d Lyda Bundy (d of Josiah) 25, 1mo 1786. (See her will Perq Co, p May 1802; N. C. Hist & Gen Reg Vol 3-3.)
  • Morgan, Seth, m Sarah Lindrier, May 18, 1785.

Source: History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow, (1931).

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