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.
Name: George Washington Morgan
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
George Washington Morgan's Timeline
July 9, 1788
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States
November 16, 1813
Roane Co., Tennessee, United States
Athens McMinn County Tennessee
January 10, 1819
Jan. 10, 1819 Huntsville Madison County Alabama
September 20, 1821
June 20, 1824
December 10, 1826
Athens McMinn County Tennessee,
August 14, 1829