James MORGAN

Male 1607 - 1685  (78 years)


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  • Name James MORGAN  [1, 2, 3
    • James Morgan, the emigrant ancestor and progenitor of the Morgan family, was born in Wales in 1607. He m. Margery Hill of Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 6, 1640. He was made freeman there, May 10, 1645. Early in 1650 he had lands granted him in Pequot, now New London, as New London records show which was soon occupied by him as a homestead, 'on the path to New street or Cape Ann street,' as it was called in honor of the Cape Ann Company, who chiefly settled there. On the 25th day of December 1656, he sold his homestead and removed soon after, with several others, across the river, upon large tracts of land previously granted them by the town. The spot where he built his first house in Groton in 1657, and where he ever resided and died, is a few rods southeast of the dwelling of Elijah S. Morgan, about three miles from Groton ferry, on the road to Poquonock Bridge. He was nine times afterwards chosen member of the assembly, the last in 1670, and he was also an active and useful member of Re. Richard Blinman's church, as his name is prominent in every important movement or proceeding.

      He also served in he early Colonial wars. [1]
    Born 1607  Lianvabon, Glamorans, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1685  Groten, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I40377  Main Tree
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2022 

    Family Margery HILLS,   b. 16 Jun 1611, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1690, Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1640  [1, 5
    Children 
    +1. Hannah MORGAN,   b. 18 May 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1677, Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Capt James MORGAN,   b. 03 Mar 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1711, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     3. Capt John MORGAN,   b. 30 Mar 1645, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Joseph MORGAN,   b. 29 Nov 1646, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1704, Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
     5. Abraham MORGAN,   b. 3 Sep 1648, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1649, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     6. Daughter MORGAN,   b. 17 Nov 1650, Roxbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1650, Roxbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F03196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 1685 - Groten, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, Richard Anson Wheeler.

    2. [S03445] The Family Forest Descendants of Sir Robert Parke, Bruce Harrison, (Name: Name: Millisecond Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    3. [S02580] Lineages of Members of the National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims.

    4. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    5. [S5304] "Morgan Genealogy" A History of James Morgan, of New London, Conn. and His Descendants; From 1607-1869, Nathaniel H. Morgan, (Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1869).