Sarah Compton Morgan

about 1735–
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Sarah Compton

Sarah Compton Morgan was born about 1735, in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. She married John Compton on 28 January 1763, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in her hometown.

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John Compton
Sarah Compton Morgan
Marriage: 28 January 1763
Polly Powers, Potter, Compton

Spouse and Children

28 January 1763
New Jersey, United States


    Polly Powers, Potter, Compton


World Events (6)


Age 40

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 65

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Sarah Morgan, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Sarah Morgan, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Sarah Morgan, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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