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John Morgan

Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Morgan and Dorothy Morgan
Brother of Hannah Avery; David Morgan; Stephen Morgan; Abigail Morgan; Amos Morgan and 2 others

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About John Morgan

Defender of Fort Griswold, unmarried

"John Morgan a brother in law of Elisha used to relate how he came by his own wound. He and a comrade got onto the parapet for better range and opportunity to fire when his companion said "There now John we ve a good chance at them." But they soon found the good chances were pretty evenly divided as John received a ball in his knee which gave him a stiff leg and afterward a pension while his comrade whose name could not be recalled was killed outright John on the death of his sister and her husband took charge of the family and reared them as his own. He died in 1840 a bachelor"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris, p. 248

John Morgan 3d a volunteer wounded in the fort with a musket ball near the joint of the knee by means of which his knee is rendered entirely stiff and he much disabled in walking and the like exercises

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris   p. 129


John Morgan - Wounded at Ft. Griswold and Paroled, Age 21

Gravestone Inscription:
       In memory of
M R.  J O H N  M O R G A N.
  who died April 17, 1840.
      in the 80th. year
          of his age.
Severely wounded at the taking of Fort
Griswold in 1781, he sustained through
Life the character of a Hero a Patriot and
            an honest man
As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive


John never married.; settled in Groton. and died there, 17 April, 1840, age 79. He was made sole executor of his father John's will, in 1798, and charged in the will with the care and support of David, his next younger brother, (David) " weak in mind, bereft of reason and faculty to govern and care for him- self;" caused by epileptic fits. John was one of the hapless garrison in Groton Fort, at the time of the massacre in 1781, and was severely wounded by a musket-ball through the knee.

source: Morgan Genealogy. A HISTORY OF JAMES MORGAN, OF NEW LONDON, CONN. AND HIS DESCENDANTS; by Nathanial H. Morgan, p 102

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John Morgan's Timeline

March 28, 1761
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
April 17, 1840
Age 79
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States