David E. Morgan

Brief Life History of David E.

When David E. Morgan was born on 24 April 1803, in Llangadock, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Morgan Jr, was 33 and his mother, Jane Harry, was 34. He married Jane Griffith in Caio, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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David E. Morgan
David Morgans
John Morgan
David Morgan IV
Morgan Morgan
Ann Morgan
William Morgan
Lewis Morgan

Sources (10)

  • David Morgan, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • David Morgan, "Wales, Carmarthenshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • David Morgan, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.

Name Meaning

Welsh (especially Glamorgan): from the medieval Welsh personal name Morgan, Morgant (Old Welsh Morcant, of uncertain etymology).

Irish: importation of the Welsh surname (see 1 above), to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin (see Merrigan ).

Scottish: probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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