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Richard Morgan

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, United States
Death: November 23, 1890 (72)
Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Christopher Morgan, II and Nancy Morgan
Husband of Eliza Wattles Morgan
Father of Emily Avery Morgan and Christopher Barber Morgan
Brother of Edwin Barber Morgan; Christopher Morgan, III; Henry Morgan; John Morgan and George Pierson Morgan

Occupation: Merchant
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About Richard Morgan

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 777

the following is excerpted from History of Cayuga County, New York By Cayuga County Historical Society, p.578

RICHARD MORGAN was born in Aurora, Cayuga County, N. Y., March 21, 1818, and came of good old New England stock, his great-grandfather, Christopher Morgan, having been born in Groton, Conn., in 1747. Major Morgan, grandson of Christopher, settled in Aurora, N. Y. and had five sons, all of whom were notable men in Cayuga County. One of these was Richard Morgan. He was educated in the Aurora Academy and at a private school at Owasco Lake. At the age of eighteen he entered his father’s store as a clerk and became a partner when he attained his majority. In September, 1837, he married Eliza W. Avery, who was also of New England ancestry. They had two children, only one of whom, Christopher B. Morgan, grew to maturity.

For a time Richard Morgan followed farming at Levanna, but in 1850 he entered into partnership with his brothers, Edwin and Henry, in the historic Morgan store at Aurora. In 1856 he became sole proprietor, and in 1863 took his son, Christopher B. Morgan, into partnership. In 1882 the son succeeded to the business. Richard Morgan was postmaster at Aurora for some time during his son’s absence in the West, and was one of the most active and honored of the business men of the county in his day. He was also highly esteemed for his qualities of heart and head and was a worthy representative of the Morgan family. He died November 23, 1890.

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Richard Morgan's Timeline

March 21, 1818
Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, United States
June 7, 1838
Age 20
Aurora, Cayuga, New York
March 6, 1842
Age 23
Cayuga County, New York, United States
November 23, 1890
Age 72
Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, United States
Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, United States