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George Washington Morgan

Birthplace: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States
Death: Died in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Gideon Morgan; Gideon Morgan; Patience Morgan and Patience Morgan
Husband of Mary Frances Morgan; Mary Frances Morgan and Jane Morgan
Father of Mary Catherine Chilton; Musidora Sayer; Irby Morgan; Lucy Ann Morgan; Gen. John T. Morgan (CSA), U.S. Senator and 5 others
Brother of Calvin Morgan, Sr.; Luther Morgan, Sr.; Colonel Gideon Morgan, Jr; Rufus Mentezuma Morgan, Capt.; Mary "Polly" Morgan and 3 others
Half brother of (No Name)

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About George Washington Morgan

"named thus because he was born during the War. George Washington was staying with the family at the time: he stood as a godfather.

ID: I0012

Name: George Washington Morgan

Sex: M

Birth: 9 JUL 1788 in Saratoga Springs, NY

Death: 15 MAY 1882 in Nashville, TN

Burial: Mt Olivet Cem., Nashville


George Washington Morgan's father, Gideon Morgan, was an architect,

surveyor and civil engineer. While surveying in western New York, his

home was at Saratoga. Gideon was owner of a tavern and traveler's rest

in Saratoga and was visited here in 1788 by General George Wasington,

Henry Knox and a French engineer; all on their way from New Windsor for

Wethersfield to confer with General Rochambeau and lodged the night in

the tavern of Gideon Morgan in New Preston (now Washington);in fact, on

the very night that George Washington stayed under the Morgan roof, a

son was born to Gideon and his wife Patience Cogswell, and in honor of

the visit, this son was christened George Washington Morgan.

Let us hope that Patience' name served her well, as we can only imagine

the attention due her and her new baby George, must have been diverted to

their famous guests.

George Washington Morgan had removed from Virginia to Tennessee, along

with his father, Gideon, and some of his brothers and thier families.

GeorgeMorgan & Brother, William C. Morgan were both living in or near

Nashville, Davidson Co., Tenn circa 1810-1814, where he and Mary

(Frances) Irby were married in 1813. Both are listed in the 1812 Muster

Roll of Nashville & it's vacinity. (Frances) and George's first child was

born in Nashville.

They were living in Huntsville, Madision Co. by 1817-1819.

Living in Tuscaloosa 1820-21: (see below)

The style of the case is “Trigg vs King’s Exors etc” The file number is

1834-21-SC it is in the courthouse basement of Wythe Co., VA

John Reeder died in Carrolsville Jefferson County, State of Alabama on

the third day of March 1819

Court of Chancery State of Tennessee, Union County This day came William

H. Stockton personally before me W.H. Stockman sworn to this 6 th day of

April 1821 Robt Lindsay State of Alabama, Tuscaloosa County - George

Morgan & Steohen Reeder appeared personally before Leven Powells a

justice of the peace for the county aforesaid & made oaths in due form of

law that John Reeder of Jefferson County, State of Alabama departed this

life at Carrolsville in said county on the third day of March last past

sworn & subscribed to the 25th day of April 1820 before Leven Powell.

George was listed in 1823 among the first merchants of the city of

Athens, McMinn County, TN. George, wife Frances and family, removed to

Benton Co.( now Calhoun Co.) Alabama in 1833.

They were living in Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL 1850-1857, were Frances died

and is buried.

Father: Gideon Morgan b: 15 JUN 1751 in Springfield, Hampton, Mass.

Mother: Patience Cogswell b: 19 AUG 1754 in Litchfield, New London, Conn.

Marriage 1 Frances Irby b: 31 JAN 1795 in Virginia

Married: 16 NOV 1813 in Nashville, TN


Mary Catherine Morgan b: 16 SEP 1814 in Nashville, Tenn
Musidora Chilton Morgan b: 28 MAR 1817 in Huntsville, AL
Irby Morgan , Sr. b: 10 JAN 1819 in Huntsville, AL
Lucy Ann Morgan b: 22 OCT 1821 in Tuscaloosa, AL
John Tyler Morgan , Sen. b: 20 JUN 1824 in Athens, Tenn
Elvira (Ella) Frances Morgan b: 10 DEC 1826 in Athens, McMinn Co., Tennessee
Philander Dean Morgan b: 4 AUG 1829 in Athens, TN
Cornelia Read Morgan b: 7 JUN 1832 in Athens, Tennessee
Lauretta Morgan b: 11 MAR 1836 in Benton Co. AL
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George Washington Morgan's Timeline

July 9, 1788
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States
November 16, 1813
Age 25
Roane Co., Tennessee, United States
October 16, 1814
Age 26
Kentucky, United States
Age 28
Age 28
Athens McMinn County Tennessee
January 10, 1819
Age 30
Jan. 10, 1819 Huntsville Madison County Alabama
September 20, 1821
Age 33
June 20, 1824
Age 35
Athens, TN
December 10, 1826
Age 38
Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, United States
August 14, 1829
Age 41