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Reverend Solomon Morgan

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: September 3, 1804 (59)
North Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: North Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Solomon Morgan and Mary Morgan
Husband of Eunice Morgan and Widow Haskell Morgan
Father of Solomon Morgan; Parke Morgan; William Morgan; Lucy Morgan; Heman Morgan and 4 others
Brother of William Morgan; Anne Kinne; William Morgan; Elisha Morgan, M.D.; Mary Morgan and 2 others

Occupation: Minister
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About Reverend Solomon Morgan

He was a minister; I was settled over Nazareth Church at Voluntown in April, 1772; in September, 1783, he was settled over the church at Canterbury. His wife d. May 2, 1793, probably at Canterbury. He is said to have gone to North Canaan in 1798, where he d. Sept. 3, 1804. In 1784, he delivered at Groton, one of the first of the series of Fort Griswold anniversary sermons. He m. 2d, the Widow Haskell.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 263-4


  • Morgan genealogy : A history of James Morgan, of New London, Conn., and his descendants; from 1607 to 1869 ... With an appendix containing the history of his brother, Miles Morgan, ....
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  • JAMES MORGAN, the common ancestor of a numerous family now scattered widely over nearly or quite, every state and territory of the United States, was born in Wales, in 1607, but in what precise locality our honest progenitor first saw the light is uncertain, though probably in Llandaff, Glamorgan Co. The family appears to have removed from Llandaff to Bristol, Eng. on the opposite side of Bristol Channel, a short time at least, perhaps a few years, prior to 1636. The name of his father is unknown, but there is some traditionary evidence that it was William.*
  • That year, 1636, in the month of March, he and two younger brothers, John and Miles, sailed from Bristol and arrived at Boston, Mass. in April following.
  • JOHN MORGAN, his next younger brother, who from tradition appears to have been a high churchman and to have exceedingly disliked the austerity of the Puritans, left Boston in disgust for more congenial society in Virginia, soon after their arrival. How far the Morgans of Virginia are descended from him I am unable to say.
  • MILES MORGAN, the youngest brother, born in 1615, on his arrival at Boston, or soon after, joined a party of emigrants, mostly from Roxbury, of whom Col. Wm Pyncheon was at the head, and founded the settlement of Springfield, Mass.
    • * See William, No. 46.
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  • He is said to have been under 21 years of age at the commencement of this settlement, and to have suppressed the fact of his minority in order to share in the drawing for house lots, which minors were not privileged to do. It is certain that he drew a house lot and afterwards built upon it ; and it was the homestead of himself during his life, and of his descendants for many years after. It was situated upon the south side of "Ferry Lane," and in 1845 was sold by the Brewer family to the Conn. River Railroad Co. ; their tracks now covering the original lot, and their repair shop standing upon the site of the old Morgan homestead.
  • He married, about 1643, Prudence Gilbert, of Beverly, Mass., who was a fellow passenger with him in the voyage from England. Of this courtship and marriage, an interesting and curious account is preserved. He had 8 children by this marriage, 4 sons and 4 daughters ; and his wife, Prudence, dying 14 Nov. 1660, he next married Elizabeth Bliss, of Springfield, 15 Feb. 1670, dau. of Thomas, by whom he had 1 son only. His children by Prudence were, Mary, b. 14 Dec. 1644; Jonathan, 16 Sept. 1646; David, 23 July, 1648; Pelatiah, 17 May, 1650; Isaac, 17 March, 1652; Lydia, 8 Feb. 1654; Hannah, 11 Feb. 1656; Mercy, 18 May, 1658 ; and by 2d wife, Nathaniel, 14 June, 1671.
  • This family of Miles Morgan* has numerous ....
    • * See Appendix.
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  • JAMES MORGAN, the elder brother, and our lineal ancestor, may have settled first at Plymouth ....
  • Wherever he settled at first, he is found in Roxbury, near Boston, before 1640. That year, Aug. 6, 1640, he married there, Margery Hill, of Roxbury. His eldest daughter, Hannah, was born there 18 May, 1642, and all his 5 other children, except perhaps the youngest, who d. in infancy, were also probably born there. He was made a freeman there 10 May, 1643. He is named as a resident there in the inventory of John Graves, 1646, and was a freeholder there as late as 1650, the same year that he removed to Pequot, (now N. London,) and had a houselot assigned him there.
  • It has been heretofore supposed, by myself as well as others, that James Morgan was one of the party of emigrants called the "Cape Ann Company," who came ....
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  • 1. JAMES, born in Wales, 1607, m. Margery Hill, of Roxbury, Mass. 6 Aug. 1640, died 1685, age 78. He was settled in Roxbury at first, and all his children except the youngest dau. were probably born there.
  • CHILDREN. ....
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  • Capt. JAMES, (3) b. 3 Mch, 1644, s. of James, m. "Mary Vine of Old England," Nov. 1666, died 8 Dec. 1711, age 68. His wife Mary died in 1689, of the throat distemper," so called, a terrible epidemic which prevailed throughout the country that year, especially in the months of July and August, visiting nearly every family and carrying consternation and death in its trail. She was born in England in 1641, and was 48 years old when she died. After her death he married 2d wife Hannah --- , born in 1640, who d. in 1711, aged 71, a few days only before his own death, but after the date of his will, in which he calls her his "dear and loving wife." ....
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  • Deacon WILLIAM, (9) b. 4 March, 1669, s. of James 2d, m. Margaret Avery, dau. of Capt. James, of Groton, 17 July, 1696. Both were members of the church at New London before the church at Groton, then New London, was founded, and their four elder children were baptized there by the Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall, afterwards governor of Connecticut. When the first church was established in Groton, 8 Nov. 1704, he was chosen one of the deacons, and the births of his later children are recorded there on the first records of the town. He died 25 Dec. 1750, aged 82, and his widow, Margaret, died in 1755, and her estate was settled that year.
  • CHILDREN. ....
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  • Deacon SOLOMON, (107) b. 5 Oct. 1708, s. of William, m. Mary Walworth, 1 July, 1742, settled in Groton, and died 22 Nov. 1791, age 83. His will, dated 12 July, 1790, proved 5 Dec. 1791, in Stonington Probate, names his wife, Mary, and all his children except Mary and William, as then living. His widow, Mary, was living, and signed a deed as late as 31 March, 1796. His father, William, in 1749, just before his own death, gave this son, Solomon, a deed of the family homestead in Groton, containing 250 acres of land, and he probably lived and died upon the place. It passed again by deed from him to his oldest son, Rev. Solomon, of Plainfield, in 1783, who never occupied it, and who afterwards conveyed it to his brother, Nathan. His tomb stone in the old family grave yard on the original patriarchal homestead bears this tribute to his memory: "Esteemed for his integrity, peaceableness and fidelity, and his Christian life and character."
    • 209. William, 23 Nov. 1743, died three months old.
    • 210. Solomon, 4 Feb. 1745, m. Eunice Avery; 2d, widow Haskell.
    • 211. Mary, 7 Aug. 1749.
    • 212. Anna, ab. 1751, m. Rev. Aaron Kinney, 31 May, 1770.
    • 213. Nathan, 2 Jan. 1754, m. Hannah Perkins, 8 Sept. 1774.
    • 214. Lucy, 26 Sept. 1756, m. Thomas Fish, 12 Nov. 1778.
    • 215. William, 7 Sept. 1758, m. Lucy Avery, 1 Jan. 1784.
    • 216. Elisha, 7 March, 1762, m. Abigail Morgan, (499) Oct. 1790.
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  • Rev. SOLOMON, (210) born 4 Feb. 1745, son of Solomon, m. 1st, Eunice, dau. of Elder Park Avery, of Groton, about 1770. She died 2 May, 1793, in her 45th year, and he m. 2d, widow --- Haskell, probably without issue ; settled over Nazareth church, Sterling, formerly Voluntown, April, 1772, where he continued until Feb. 1784, according to Doct. Bacon, but more probably Feb. 1783, for in Sept. 1783, he was again settled over the church in Canterbury, where he continued pastor until March, 1797, and in April, 1798, he was settled as pastor of the church in North Canaan, Conn, where he remained until his death, 3 Sept. 1804, age 59. He perhaps preached again to his old charge in Voluntown between March, 1797, and April, 1798, as he is said to have gone from Nazareth church to North Canaan, in 1798. While he was settled over the church at Canterbury, from 1783 to 1797, he describes himself in his deeds and other papers, as of Plainfield adjoining. In 1784 "Rev. Solomon Morgan, of Canterbury," delivered at Groton, one of the first of a series of anniversary discourses, which were continued for several years, on the massacre at Groton fort. I have found traces of only five children, after much research, and can not trace either of them further.
  • CHILDREN — all by Eunice.
    • 522. Solomon, about 1772, graduated Yale College, 1791 ; settled a lawyer in Vermont, and died early, unmarried.
    • 523. Park, 13 Aug. 1774.
    • 524. William, 15 Jan. 1777, — both on Voluntown Records.
    • 525. Lucy, 6 Dec. 1778, died 10 Dec. 1796, age 18.— [Grave stone.]
    • 526. Elisha, 7 June, 1782.— [Plainfield Records.]


  • MORGAN, Solomon
  • b. 4 FEB 1744/5 Groton, New London, CT.
  • d. 3 SEP 1804 North Canaan, Litchfield, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: MORGAN, Solomon
  • Mother: WALWORTH, Mary
  • Family:
  • Spouse: AVERY, Eunice
  • b. NOV 1748 Groton, New London, CT.
  • d. 2 MAY 1793 North Canaan, Litchfield, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: AVERY, Parke
  • Mother: LATHAM, Mary
  • Children:
    • MORGAN, Solomon b. ABT 1772 Sterling, Windham, CT. d. Vermont
    • MORGAN, Park b. 13 AUG 1774 Sterling, Windham, CT.
    • MORGAN, William b. 15 JAN 1777 Sterling, Windham, CT.
    • MORGAN, Lucy b. 6 DEC 1778 Sterling, Windham, CT. d. 10 DEC 1796
    • MORGAN, Elisha b. 7 JUN 1782 Sterling, Windham, CT.
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Reverend Solomon Morgan's Timeline

February 4, 1745
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Age 26
Voluntown, Windham , Connecticut Colony
August 13, 1774
Age 29
Voluntown, New London, Connecticut Colony
June 15, 1777
Age 32
Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut, United States
December 6, 1778
Age 33
Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Age 34
June 7, 1782
Age 37
Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Age 38
Age 40
Age 42