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Pierre Moragne

Birthplace: France
Death: before December 9, 1807
Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Cecille Bayle and Marie Paris
Father of Isaac Moragne; Pierre Moragne, Junior; Francis Moragne; Jean Moragne and Marie Rogers

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About Pierre Moragne

Pierre ("Peter") Moragne was b. 16 Nov 1740 in Southern France and came to America when he was 24 years old. His first wife died while the Huguenots were in England; and, on 16 July 1765, he married Cecille Bayle. Their wedding is believed to be the first to take place in the New Bordeaux settlement.

Pierre left a will which was dated August 20,1807 and recorded on December 9, 1807 at Abbeville. Courthouse, South Carolina. A transcript of the will is included at the end of this Overview.

Pierre kept a diary during the journey from France to South Carolina. In the diary he records commonplace items such as what his food cost, as well as important matters such as the deaths of those in the Huguenot company.

Their children were:

  • 1. Pierre MORAGNE, married Susannah DAVID. Their children were:
    • A. Jeanne MORAGNE, m Louis GIBERT
    • B. Susanne MORAGNE
    • C. Cecille MORAGNE
    • D. Marie MORAGNE
    • E. Pierre Boyer MORAGNE b 20 Aug 1804 m Rachel Amanda ALLEN, b 28 Dec 1821 d 12 Nov 1856
  • 2. Francis MORAGNE, m. Mrs. Susan GUILLEBEAUX BOUCHILLON. Their son was Pierre Francis MORAGNE who m. Mary Ann TODD.
  • 3. John MORAGNE, m. Katherine WILLIAMS. They were parents of thirteen children. (not listed in the text)
  • 4. Isaac MORAGNE b. 1771 d 13 Mar 1850 m Margaret Blanton CAINE who d 28 Oct 1852 at 53 years of age. They were parents of nine children.
    • A. Mary E MORAGNE, b 1816, d 1903. m Rev W H DAVIS, a Presbyterian minister, in 1842. Mary kept a journal of family and community affairs which is the subject of a book entitle "The Neglected Thread....1836-1842"
    • B. William Caine MORAGNE, b 1818 d 1862 m Emma BUTLER. He studied in Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany.
    • C. John B MORAGNE, b 16 Oct 1819 d 18 Sep 1847 in the Mexican War
    • D. Isaac MORAGNE, M.D. d 14 Dec 1852 m. Mary FLEMING
    • E. Catherine Bathsheba MORAGNE m. Porter FLEMING
    • F. Nathaniel MORAGNE, M.D., married Alice MOSELEY
    • G. Louis MORAGNE
    • H. Francis MORAGNE, d 1845, m Ann Eliza _______
    • I. Edward MORAGNE
  • 5. Marie MORAGNE, m Pierre ROGERS. Their children were:
    • A. Moses Moragne ROGERS
    • B. Dyonisius ROGERS
    • C. Louise ROGERS, m. William SAYRE
    • D. Mary ROGERS, 2nd wife of William SAYRE

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Will of Pierre (Peter) Moragne, Sr.

In the name of God Amen. I Peter Moragne Senr. of Abbeville District Planter sound of mind and memory thanks be to god for the same, calling to mind the Mortality of my body, I ordain and constitute this for my last Will and Testament, that is, first of all I commit my soul into the hands of god who give It & my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner and as touching my worldly Estate with which it has pleased god to bless me, I give, bequeath and dispose in the following Manner viz

1st I give and bequeath to my son Peter Moragne Junr and to his Heirs and assigns for ever a Plantation pf one hundred acres of land, granted to me, situate & being in Abbeville District on waters of little river, on which I do reside also another Plantation joining the above Eastwardly granted to Mary Bayle my Mother in law, reserving twenty five of the same to be bequeathed to my son Francis. Also another tract of fifty five acres of land granted to me joining the northwardly also seventeen acres of land surveyed for me and Joining the above first mentioned plantation Southwardly, with all their appurtenances, belonging or in any wise incident to them, also two lots of four acres of land adjoining the above. I also give and bequeath to my said Son Peter a Negro man named John and a Mulato wench named Jean with all her Children that she has or may have hereafter, reserving one hundred Dollars that my said son Peter shall pay to my Daughter Mary wife of Peter Roger after my Death. Likewise I do give to my said son Peter all my personal property, cattle, Horses, Hogs, plantation tools

2d. I give and bequeath to my son Francis Moragne besides what he has already received from me twenty five Acres of land to be cut off from that plantation originally granted to Mary Bayle, well understood that it is my will that the said twenty five acres shall be taken off along the Eastward line of said plantation

3d I give and bequeath to my son John Moragne besides what he has already received from me fourty acres of land Bounding Northwardly on Jacob Boutiton & Southwardly by a plantation granted to my wife Cecile Baylo his mother.

4th. I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Moragne a plantation of one hundred granted to my wife Cecile Bayle his Mother and adjoining West wardly the lands given to my son Peter, having giving to my said son Isaac already what I intended besides said land.

5th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Besides the hundred Dollars my son Peter is to pay to her after my death & what she has al ready received a plantation of seventy two acres of land granted to me being westwardly of the land above mentioned Situate on the Augusta road whereon liberty Meeting house Stands, reserving four Acres for the use of said Meeting house & the Spring, which I give for the benefit of said Meeting house.

6th. I leave my books to be divided between my five children. I name for Executors of this my last will and Testament my son Peter Moragne Junr & Peter Gibert Senr. revoking and anulling all other former Test aments heretofore made, confirming and ratifying this to be my last will and Testament.

Witness my hand & seal this twentieth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seven and in the thirty second year of the Independence of the United States of America. Signed, Sealed, Published and Pronounced by said Peter Moragne Senr. to be his last will & testament and at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names.

  • P. Gibert
  • P. Moragne
  • C. Gibert
  • J. B. Gibert

Recorded 9 Dec. 1807.

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Pierre Moragne's Timeline

November 16, 1740
July 11, 1774
Age 33
New Bordeaux, Ninety-Six, South Carolina
December 9, 1807
Age 67
Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
South Carolina