Arah Jane Morgan

14 January 1840–11 July 1899 (Age 59)
Marion, Virginia, United States

The Life of Arah Jane

When Arah Jane Morgan was born on 14 January 1840, in Marion, Virginia, United States, her father, Capt. David Morgan, was 33 and her mother, Pleasant Harris, was 31. She lived in Middle Fork Magisterial District, Randolph, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 11 July 1899, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt. David Morgan
Pleasant Harris
Charles Morgan
Capt. Morgan Morgan
Juretta Morgan
Hillary (Hilery) Morgan
Aaron Morgan
Littleton Taswell Morgan
Martha Morgan
Arah Jane Morgan
Sebra Morgan
Cpl. David Crockett Morgan
James Polk Morgan
Ellen Morgan
Waitman Morgan
Elmyra Morgan

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 21

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. 

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Arah Morgan in household of David Morgan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ary Morgan in household of David Morgan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Arah J Morgan, "Find A Grave Index"

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