John Morgan, I
|Birthplace:||Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony|
|Death:||Died in Preston, New London County, Connecticut Colony|
|Place of Burial:||Spring Grove Cemetery, Connecticut, USA|
Son of James B Morgan, Sr and Margery Morgan (Hill)
|Managed by:||Jocelynn Elaine Oakes|
Historical records matching Capt. John Morgan, I
About John Morgan, I
John Morgan held the military rank of Captain.
He first married Rachel Dymond (From the New London Vital Statistics Index, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctcnewlo/nl1_index.html#M -- John Morgan ye sonne of James Morgan married Rachel Dymon ye - 16th Nov. 1665) and later, unusually for the times, divorced her. He then married again (From the Morgan genealogy book: "Widow Elizabeth Williams, dau. of Lieut. Gov Wm Jones of New Haven, and grand-dau. of Gov. Theophilus Eaton.")
And so it seems that it is from Elizabeth's family that the name "Theophilus" originates and was carried down for nearly two hundred years.
From the Morgan genealogy book:
"He (John Morgan), also like his father and his brother James, was a prominent public man, Indian commissioner and adviser. deputy to the General Court in 1690 from New London, and in 1693-94 from Preston (Connecticut).
The military titles of these early days, even down to that of ensign or seargeant, were esteemed as marks of high distinction..........These infant plantations were surrounded by hostile tribes of Indians........their very existence as well as peace and safety depended much upon the personal character, wise sagacity, prudent counsel and cool intrepidity of these chosen military gentlemen."
Military Service Rank: CaptainResource: http://www.gencircles.com/users/nana44w/2/data/ Title: Morgans, Wm andSons.FBK.FBK.FTW
John Morgan moved to New Preston, Connecticut in 1692 where he died in 1712.He was a prominent man and served as Indian commissioner or adviser. He was deputy to the general court from New London in1689-90, and from Preston, CT, in 1693-94. He removed to Preston about 1692. The probate of the will was appealed from,as he made no mention of his son Joseph, who appeared as a party in the proceedings.
- Morgan genealogy : A history of James Morgan, of New London, Conn., and his descendants; from 1607 to 1869 ... With an appendix containing the history of his brother, Miles Morgan, ....
- JAMES MORGAN, the common ancestor of a numerous family now scattered widely over nearly or quite, every state and territory of the United States, was born in Wales, in 1607, but in what precise locality our honest progenitor first saw the light is uncertain, though probably in Llandaff, Glamorgan Co. The family appears to have removed from Llandaff to Bristol, Eng. on the opposite side of Bristol Channel, a short time at least, perhaps a few years, prior to 1636. The name of his father is unknown, but there is some traditionary evidence that it was William.*
- That year, 1636, in the month of March, he and two younger brothers, John and Miles, sailed from Bristol and arrived at Boston, Mass. in April following.
- JOHN MORGAN, his next younger brother, who from tradition appears to have been a high churchman and to have exceedingly disliked the austerity of the Puritans, left Boston in disgust for more congenial society in Virginia, soon after their arrival. How far the Morgans of Virginia are descended from him I am unable to say.
- MILES MORGAN, the youngest brother, born in 1615, on his arrival at Boston, or soon after, joined a party of emigrants, mostly from Roxbury, of whom Col. Wm Pyncheon was at the head, and founded the settlement of Springfield, Mass.
- * See William, No. 46.
- He is said to have been under 21 years of age at the commencement of this settlement, and to have suppressed the fact of his minority in order to share in the drawing for house lots, which minors were not privileged to do. It is certain that he drew a house lot and afterwards built upon it ; and it was the homestead of himself during his life, and of his descendants for many years after. It was situated upon the south side of "Ferry Lane," and in 1845 was sold by the Brewer family to the Conn. River Railroad Co. ; their tracks now covering the original lot, and their repair shop standing upon the site of the old Morgan homestead.
- He married, about 1643, Prudence Gilbert, of Beverly, Mass., who was a fellow passenger with him in the voyage from England. Of this courtship and marriage, an interesting and curious account is preserved. He had 8 children by this marriage, 4 sons and 4 daughters ; and his wife, Prudence, dying 14 Nov. 1660, he next married Elizabeth Bliss, of Springfield, 15 Feb. 1670, dau. of Thomas, by whom he had 1 son only. His children by Prudence were, Mary, b. 14 Dec. 1644; Jonathan, 16 Sept. 1646; David, 23 July, 1648; Pelatiah, 17 May, 1650; Isaac, 17 March, 1652; Lydia, 8 Feb. 1654; Hannah, 11 Feb. 1656; Mercy, 18 May, 1658 ; and by 2d wife, Nathaniel, 14 June, 1671.
- This family of Miles Morgan* has numerous ....
- * See Appendix.
- JAMES MORGAN, the elder brother, and our lineal ancestor, may have settled first at Plymouth ....
- Wherever he settled at first, he is found in Roxbury, near Boston, before 1640. That year, Aug. 6, 1640, he married there, Margery Hill, of Roxbury. His eldest daughter, Hannah, was born there 18 May, 1642, and all his 5 other children, except perhaps the youngest, who d. in infancy, were also probably born there. He was made a freeman there 10 May, 1643. He is named as a resident there in the inventory of John Graves, 1646, and was a freeholder there as late as 1650, the same year that he removed to Pequot, (now N. London,) and had a houselot assigned him there.
- It has been heretofore supposed, by myself as well as others, that James Morgan was one of the party of emigrants called the "Cape Ann Company," who came ....
- 1. JAMES, born in Wales, 1607, m. Margery Hill, of Roxbury, Mass. 6 Aug. 1640, died 1685, age 78. He was settled in Roxbury at first, and all his children except the youngest dau. were probably born there.
- 2. Hannah, 18 May, 1642, m. Nehemiah Royce, 20 Nov. 1660.
- 3. James, 3 March, 1644, m. Mary Vine, Nov. 1666.
- 4. John, 30 March, 1645,m. Rachel Dymond; 2d, wid. Elizabeth Williams.
- 5. Joseph, 29 Nov. 1646, m. Dorothy Park, April, 1670.
- 6. Abraham, 3 Sept. 1648, d. Aug. 1649.
- 7. A daughter, 17 Nov. 1650, d. the week after.
- Capt. JOHN, (4) b. 30 Mch, 1645, s. of James, m. Rachel Dymond, dau. of John, 16 Nov. 1665, by whom he had 7 children. After her death he m. 2d, Widow Elizabeth Williams, dau. of Lieut. Gov. Wm Jones, of N. Haven, and grand-dau. of Gov. Theophilus Eaton, by whom he had 8 children, in all 15. He removed to Preston about 1692, and died in 1712, aged 67. In his will ....
- CHILDREN — by Rachel.
- 38. John, 10 June, 1667, m. Ruth Shapley.
- 39. Samuel, 9 Sept. 1669, m. Hannah Avery, 30 Dec. 1709.
- 40. Isaac, 24 Oct. 1670, m. 1st, --- , 2d, Abigail Skiffe, 1715.
- 41. Hannah, 8 Jan. 1674, m. Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge, 4 May, 1704.
- 42. Mercy, May, 1675, m. --- Williams, d. 1754, age 79.
- 43. Sarah, 13 April, 1678, m. John Amos, April, 1694.
- 44. James, about 1680, m. Bridget --- .
- CHILDREN — by Elizabeth.
- 45. Elizabeth, about 1690, died young.
- 46. William, 1693, m. Mary Avery, 3 July, 1716.
- 47. Rachel, bap. 19 Apl, 1697, m. Thomas Curtis, 17 March, 1715.
- 48. Audrea, bap. same day, m. Benj. Fowler, of Guilford, 10 Nov. 1719.
- 49. Margery, bap. 9 July, 1699, m. Nath. Johnson, of Guilford, 2 Aug. 1727; 2d, Widow Diana Hubbard.
- 50. Joseph, bap. 27 Apl, 1701, m. Ruth Brewster, 8 May, 1735.
- 51. Theophilus, bap. 16 May, 1703, m. Widow Lydia Pierpont.
- 52. Mary, m. John Norton, of Guilford, 14 Nov. 1729.
- I HAVE INCLUDED ONLY THE PARENTAGE OF THE MORGAN LINE, THERE ARE ALSO OTHER LINES INCLUDED IN THE REFERENCE.
- Register of the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia, 1904 ... By General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.). District of Columbia, Albert Charles Peale
- JOSEPH PRENTICE SANGER
- Major-General (Retired), U. S. Army, Born, Detroit, Michigan, May 4, 1840.
- Grandson of - Joseph Prentice (1781-1836) and Sarah (Morgan) Sanger (1779-1624)
- Great-grandson of - John Morgan (1742-1816) and Eunice (Crarey) Morgan (---).
- Great-great-grandson of
- - Samuel Morgan (1705-1769) and Elizabeth (Forsyth) Morgan (---).
- Great-great-great-grandson of - James Morgan (1680-1721) and Bridget ( ---) Morgan (---).
- Great-great-great-great-grandson of - John Morgan (1645-1712) and Rachel (Dymond) Morgan (---).
- JOHN MORGAN (1645-1712) of Connecticut; Lieutenant, 1692; Deputy from New London, 1690; Deputy for Preston, 1693; Deputy for Groton, 1708-'14; Captain of Upper Campany or Train Band of Groton, 1714; Indian Commissioner for Pequod Indians, 1720-'31; Associate in Governor's Council, 1720; Deputy to General Assembly from Groton at New Haven, 1720; at Hartford, 1731.
- (ISSUES WITH DATES OF WILLIAM MORGAN & HIS CHILDREN)
- A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times ([1902?])
- MORGAN OF CILFYNYDD.
- (A Branch of Tredegar.)
- I. William Morgan, of Llanvabon, born 1571 (his will describes him as late of Eglwysilian). He bore arms, CILFYNYDD, (see page 11). Issue: 1. Evan. 2.
- Thomas. 3. John. 4 James. 5. Watkin. 6. Johnathan. 7. William. Of the above, Evan married Mary Friswyth, and had six children. THOMAS MORGAN, of Bedwas, County Monmouth, after of Eglwysilan, and then of Monmouth, and so described in the will of Janet Morgan, in 1779. He sold Bredwenarth to his brother Watkin, while the elder branch retained Cilfynydd, and the younger settled at Llandough. He married Mary, named in a post-nuptial settlement in 1716, and died 27th March in 1761. They had : 1. Thomas Morgan. 2. John. 3. Mary. 4. Margaret. JOHN MORGAN, called of Cowbridge in his sister's will died in 1775. He married Cecil Williams, of the Beach, Llysworney. They had : 1. William. 2. Watkin, died 20 October, 1793. 3. Jonathan. 4. Ann, who inherited Bredwenarth under her aunt's will. (Died 9th July, 1822, aged 77. Buried at Llandough. She married John Basset, of Bonvileston and had Thomas Basset.) 5. Mary Morgan. JONATHAN MORGAN, D. D., rector of Hedley, County Surrey. Presented 29th Nov., 1791, resigned 1818; married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Richard Dunford, of Woodmanstone, County Surrey, and had : 1. William. 2. Ann Morgan married her cousin Thomas, son of John Basset and Ann Morgan, who was of Bonvileston and Bredwenarth. Issue: Richard Basset, of Bonvileston, and others. WILLIAM MORGAN, M. D. , M. A., was fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. SIR THOMAS CHARLES, son of Thomas, of Basset, was born in London, 1783; knighted, 1814; died London, 1843 He married, 1812, Miss Sydney Owenson, who, as Lady Morgan, earned in her day a distinction in literature which is still recorded in catalogues of English letters. She wrote poems, novels, biography, and an autobiography. But her reputation was won by her political novel, "The Wild Irish Girl," the title of which became her own soubriquet. In 1817.
- and 1821 she essayed historical writing, and succeeded in creating genuine sensations by her "France Under the Bourbons" and "Italy," which appeared respectively in the last-named years. . .
- LINE of JAMES MORGAN, OF CONNECTICUT.
- I. JAMES MORGAN ( 4 of I above), sailed from Bristol, in the ship Mary, with a kinsman, ROBERT MORGAN (see line of ROBERT, post.), in the summer of the year 1636, and landed in Boston, Massachusetts Bay. Settled first at Sandy Bay, near Gloucester, on Cape Ann, but found the coast bleak and the Indians troublesome. He married in Roxbury, where his first child was born, May 18, 1642. Finding fertile and desirable plantations at the mouth of the river Thames, at New London, in Connecticut, he, with the Sandy Bay colony, headed by its pastor. Rev. Richard Bliman, removed and settled there in 1649. Here he was assigned, February 10, 1650, lands granted him, "on the path to New street, being six acres of upland where the wipwams are, in the path that goes from his house toward Culvers, among the Rocky Hills," (New street is now Ashcroft street, in the city of New London, but it was called "Cape Ann street," in honor of the Cape Ann colony, for more than a century). In 1661 he was one of a committee "to layout the bounds of N. London on the east side of the Great River." In 1662 it is recorded that "James Morgan, Mr. Tinker and Obiadiah Brown are chosen to seat the people in the meeting house, which they doing the inhabitants are to rest silent." In 1662 he is appointed one of a committee to contract to build a house for the ministry at New London, and signs himself "James Morgan, Senior, of New Lon-
- don." In this year, 1662, he stands third highest in amount among the taxpayers, he certifying to a holding of £250. He died in his homestead, about three miles from Groton. (occupied as late as 1869 by Elijah S. Morgan, a descendant), on the road to Poquonoc Bridge, about three miles from Groton, in 1685, aged seventy-eight years. He married Margery Hill, of Roxbury, August 6, 1640. Issue: 1. Hannah, born May 18, 1642, (married Nehemiah Royce, Nov. 20, 1660). 2. James, born March 3. 1644, married Mary Vine, Nov., 1666. 3. John, born March 30, 1645 (married, (1) Rachel Dymond; married (2) Elizabeth Williams, widow). 4. Joseph, born Nov. 29, 1646, married Dorothy Park, April, 1670. 5. Abraham, born Sept. 3, 1648, died Aug., 1649. 6. A daughter died in infancy, born Nov. 17, 1650.
- II. JAMES (2 of I. above), March 3, 1644, m., Nov., 1666, (1) Mary Vine; married (2) Hannah Cromwell. He was deacon of the first church in Groton until his death; captain of the train band, 1692, by order of the Governor and Council; deputy to the General Court from New London, 1689 to 1700, and from Groton in 1706; commissioned to advise and direct the Pequots ten years. His will is dated, Groton, June 25, 1708; probated Jan. 22, 1712. Issue by last wife: 1. James, born 6 Feb., 1667, married Hannah --- , and second wife Anna --- . 2. William, born March, 1669, married Margaret Avery, 17 July, 1696. 3. Mercy, born March 20, 1670, married Thomas Starr, Jan. 1, 1695, 4. Hannah, born June 8, 1674, married William Latham, June 30, 1698. 5. Elizabeth, born Sept. 9, 1678, married Jonathan Starr, Jan. 12, 1698. 6. Jerusha, born 1682, was living in 1712, at date of father's will. MERCY, who married Thomas Starr, of Groton, son of Samuel Starr, of New London, Jan. 1, 1695, had issue: ....
- III. JOHN (3 of I. above), b. March 30, 1645; m.(l) Rachel Dymond, Nov. 16, 1665; married (2) Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Lieutenant-Governor Jones, and granddauphter of Governor Theopilus Eaton ; was Deputy to General Court from New London, 1690; from Preston, 1693-4. Issue by first wife: 1. John, born June 10, 1667; married Ruth Shapley. 2. Samuel, born Sept. 9, 1669; married Hannah Avery, Dec. 30, 1709. 3. Isaac, born Oct. 24, 1670; married (1) --- , (2) Abigail Skiffe, 1715. 4. Hannah, born Jan. 8, 1674; married Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge, May 4, 1704. 5. Benjamin, born 1674; married, 1694, Christiana Jordan. 6. Mercy, born May. 1675; married --- Williams; died 1754, aged 79. 7. Sarah, born April 13,1678; married John Amos, April, 1694. 8. James, born about 1680; married Bridget --- . By second wife : 9. Elizabeth, born about 1690, died young. 10. William, born 1693; married Mary Avery, July 3, 1716. 11. Rachel, born April 19, 1697; married Thomas
- Curtis, March 17, 1715. 12. Audrea, born — , bap. same day; married Benjamin Fowler, of Guilford, November 10, 1719. 13. Margery, bap. July 9, 1699; married Nath. Johnson, of Guilford, Aug. 2, 1727; 2d. Widow Diana Hubbard. 14. Joseph, bap. April 27, 1701; married Ruth Brewster, May 8, 1735. 15. Theophilus, bap. May 16. 1703; married Widow Lydia Pierpont. 16. Mary, married John Norton, of Guilford, Nov. 14, 1729.
- VII. JOHN, (1, of III., above,) b. June 10, 1667; m. Ruth Shapley. His will is dated May 30, 1774, probated March 16,1746. Captain of the Train Band of Groton, Oct. 8, 1714. Issue: 1. Ruth, b. August 29, 1697; m. ---- Brewster; d. 1744: left two children. 2. Mary, b. Dec. 18, 1698; m. James Morgan, Jr., son of Deacon James (2. of I. above.) 3. John, b. Jan. 4, 1700; m. Sarah Cobb, April 17, 1728. 4. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1702; m. Robert Keeney, of Norwich. 5. Experience, b. March 24, 1704; died young. 6. Hannah, b. Dec. 17, 1706; m. Peter Plum, of New London. 7. Rachel, b. July 5, 1709. 8. Martha, b. Dec. 12, 1711 m. Isaac Geer, May 3, 1740. 9
- Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1715: m. Moses Fish, of Voluntown. 10. Jemima, b. May 5, 1715; m. Thomas Fish, of Groton, Aug. 25, 1743 (Martha, married Isaac Geer, of Groton, May 1, 1740; settled in Groton. Issue: Nathan and Isaac. JEMIMA married Thomas Fish, of Groton, Aug. 25, 1743. Issue: Thomas.)
- VIII. SAMUEL (2 of III. above,) b. Sept. 1669; m. Hannah Avery, Dec. 30, 1709. Issue: 1. Samuel, b. March 9, 1711: m. Abigail Heath, Sept. 30, 1741. 2. Elijah, b. April 13, 1712; m. Eunice Williams, Nov. 13, 1735. 3. Hannah, b. Feb. 13, 1714. 4. Abijah, b. July 6, 1715. 5. Lucy, b. May 9, 1717. 6. Theophilus, b. 1718; was living 1840. 7. Experience, b. 1721. 8. Timothy, b. 1723; m. Deborah ---- .
- IX. ISAAC (3 of III. above,) b. Oct. 24, 1670; m. 1st, — ; m. 2d, Abigail Skiffe, June 23, 1715. He d. Nov. 25, 1754. Issue by first wife: 1. David, born Feb. 21, 1700; m. Dorothv Lamb, Sept. 12, 1728. 2. Peter, b. 1705. 3. Isaac, b. May 8, 1706: d. June 20. 1725. 4. Joseph, b. March 15, 1710. 5. Benjamin, b. Aug. 18, 1714; m. Sarah Branch, Jan. 21, 1734. By second wife: 6. Nathaniel, b. June 23, 1717. 7. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 21, 1719.
- MORGAN, John
- b. 30 MAR 1645 Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass.
- d. 12 FEB 1711/2 Preston, New London, CT.
- Father: MORGAN, James
- Mother: HILL, Margery
- Spouse: JONES, Elizabeth
- b. 28 AUG 1664
- Father: JONES, William
- Mother: EATON, Hannah
- MORGAN, William
- MORGAN, Rachel
- MORGAN, Andrea
- MORGAN, Marjory
- MORGAN, Joseph
- MORGAN, Theophilus
- Marriage: 16 NOV 1665 Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.
- Spouse: DEMING, Rachel
- b. 1644 Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.
- Father: DEMING, John
- Mother: TREAT, Honor
- MORGAN, John
- MORGAN, Samuel
- MORGAN, Isaac
- MORGAN, Benjamin
- MORGAN, Hannah
- MORGAN, Sarah
- MORGAN, James
- From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_9.htm#135
Name: John Morgan , Capt.
Birth: 30 MAR 1645 in Roxbury, MA
Death: 12 FEB 1711/12 in Preston, CT
Father: James B. Morgan b: ABT. 1607 in LLandaff Co., Glamorgan, Wales or Bristol England
Mother: Margery Hill b: 1607 in Roxbury, MA
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Morgan b: ABT. 1690 William Morgan b: 1693 Rachel Morgan b: 19 APR 1697 Audrea Morgan b: 19 APR 1697 Margery Morgan b: 9 JUL 1699 Joseph Morgan b: 27 APR 1701 Theophilus Morgan b: 16 MAY 1703 Mary Morgan b: AFT. 1703 Marriage 2 Rachel Deming
Married: 16 NOV 1665 in Roxbury, MA
John Morgan b: 10 JUN 1667 in Preston, Conn. Samuel Morgan b: 9 SEP 1669 in Preston, Conn. Isaac Morgan b: 24 OCT 1670 in Preston, Conn. Benjamin Morgan b: ABT. 1674 Hannah Morgan b: 8 JAN 1673/74 Mercy Morgan b: MAY 1675 in Preston, Conn. Sarah Morgan b: 13 APR 1678 in Wethersfield, CT James Morgan b: ABT. 1680 in Preston, Conn....
Resided in Roxbury, Massachusetts and New London, Conn. Buried Avery/Morgan Cemetery , Groton, Conn.
Capt. John Morgan, I's Timeline
March 30, 1645
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 16, 1665
Wetherfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
June 10, 1667
Preston, New London County, Connecticut Colony
September 9, 1669
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
October 24, 1670
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, Colonial America
January 8, 1674
Preston, New London County, Connecticut, Colonial America
April 13, 1678
New London, New London County, Connecticut, Colonial America
New London, New London County, Connecticut, Colonial America