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Major George Washington Morgan

Also Known As: "Wash", "Washington", "George Washington Morgan"
Birthplace: Calhoun, McMinn County, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 28, 1862 (44)
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States (Wounded October 17 1862 in Civil War battle near Ashland, Ky.; lived 11 days before succumming to his wounds )
Place of Burial: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Gideon Morgan and Mary Margaret Morgan
Husband of Martha Keziah Morgan
Father of Mary Sevier McSpadden; Gideon Hazen Morgan; Frank Mayo Morgan; Margaret Elizabeth Morgan; Ellen Ziporah "Ellie" Stapler and 4 others
Brother of Margaret Ann Eiffert; Elizabeth Lowrey Morgan McElrath Eblen; Cherokee America Morgan; Rufus Montezuma Morgan; Amanda Patience Morgan and 3 others

Occupation: Major in Confederate Army
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About Major George Washington Morgan

George Washington Morgan was a Captain in the U.S. Army during the War with Mexico, serving in most of the battles from Vera Cruz to Mexico City. Later during the War Between the States, he was a Major in the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States of America. He was wounded 17th of October, 1862 in a battle near Ashland, Kentucky, surving for approximately 11 days before passing away from his wounds. He was serving under the Command of General John Hunt Morgan at the time of his death.

"The Chapman Roll, a 1851 enrollment of Cherokees east of the Mississippi, enumerated the family of Margaret and Gideon's son, George Washington Morgan, as Family No. 1 in Monroe Co.,Tenn. George's age is listed as 33 years, and he is said to be of mixed blood, married to a white woman, and the father of Mary S. Morgan, aged 2 years, and Gideon Morgan, aged 1 year. Gideon Morgan, Sr., is enumerated as Family No. 2 in Monroe County, He is identified as a 73-year old white male whose wife, a native Cherokee, was in Arkansas.[11] A note indicates Gideon had died since enrollment."

  • Name: George Morgan
  • Death Date: 20 Mar 1862
  • Burial Place: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  • Cemetery: Lexington City Cemetery
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Regiment: 1st Cavalry
  • Regiment Organization or State: Kentucky
  • Company: F
  • "In a Rare 1828 Deed Cherokee Mother Betsy Walker Makes Provisions for Her Daughter" in The Tennessee Genealogical Magazine / Ansearchin' News Vol. 48, No. 3 (Fall 2001), pp. 7-9. This may or may not be where he is buried. This is where he died.

FAG Contributor Janice Patterson #47091572 said the following:

According to the book "One of Morgan's Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter" (2011), George Washington Morgan lived 11 days after he was wounded in battle at Ashland, the Henry Clay mansion, and "was buried in Lexington Cemetery in the Morgan plot.

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Major George Washington Morgan's Timeline

December 1, 1817
Calhoun, McMinn County, Tennessee, United States
Tennessee, United States
August 19, 1849
Citico, TN
April 3, 1851
Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, United States
March 12, 1853
October 6, 1855
April 12, 1858