Elizabeth Morgan

about 1814–
Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Morgan was born about 1814, in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, her father, Evan Thomas Morgan Sr, was 61 and her mother, Camelia Hartley, was 49.

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Family Time Line

Evan Thomas Morgan Sr
1753–1850
Camelia Hartley
1765–1838
Issac Morgan
1786–
Isaac Morgan
1800–1869
Sarah Morgan
1811–
Elizabeth Morgan
1814–
Evan Morgan
Mary Morgan
Joseph Morgan
1787–1844
Hiram Morgan
1790–
John Morgan
1792–
Elizabeth Morgan
1794–1848
Camilla Morgan
1794–1876
Sarah Morgan
1796–
Thomas Morgan
1797–1852
John Ferguson Morgan
1808–1895
Nancy Morgan
1810–1880
Matilda Martha Morgan
1814–1896

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1863

Age 49

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.

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