Ellen Morgan

Female28 December 1848–26 June 1864

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Morgan was born on 28 December 1848, in Marion, Virginia, United States, her father, Capt. David Morgan, was 42 and her mother, Pleasant Harris, was 40. She lived in Randolph, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 26 June 1864, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 15, and was buried in West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt. David Morgan
Pleasant Harris
Charles Morgan
Capt. Morgan Morgan
Luretta Morgan
Hillary Morgan
Aaron Morgan
Littleton Taswell
Littleton Taswell Morgan
Martha Morgan
Aarah Morgan
Sebra Morgan
Cpl. David Crockett Morgan
James Polk Morgan
Ellen Morgan
Ellen Morgan
Waitman Morgan
Elmyra Morgan

Sources (3)

  • Helen Morgan in household of David Morgan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Helen Morgan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Helen Morgan in household of David Morgan, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (2)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 15

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

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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