Ellen Morgan

28 December 1848–26 June 1864 (Age 15)
Marion, Virginia, United States

The Life 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 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
1806–1885
Pleasant Harris
1808–1882
Charles Morgan
1827–1913
Capt. Morgan Morgan
1829–1912
Juretta Morgan
1830–1879
Hillary (Hilery) Morgan
1831–1840
Aaron Morgan
1834–1837
Littleton Taswell
1835–1837
Littleton Taswell Morgan
1837–1917
Martha Morgan
1839–1839
Arah Jane Morgan
1840–1899
Sebra Morgan
1842–1888
Cpl. David Crockett Morgan
1844–1929
James Polk Morgan
1846–1915
Ellen Morgan
1848–1864
Waitman Morgan
1850–1857
Elmyra Morgan
1853–1857

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (2)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 13

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

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

1 Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Morcant, which is of uncertain but ancient etymology.2 Irish: importation of the Welsh surname, to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin ( see Merrigan ).3 Scottish: of uncertain origin; probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Helen Morgan in household of David Morgan, "United States Census, 1850"

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