William Stephen Morgan

7 September 1801–3 September 1878 (Age 76)
Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William Stephen

When William Stephen Morgan was born on 7 September 1801, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen Morgan, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Sommerville, was 31. He married Elizabeth Bartholmew Jones on 8 November 1826, in Ohio, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 September 1878, in Washington D.C., United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Congressional Cemetery, Washington D.C., United States.

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Family Time Line

William Stephen Morgan
Elizabeth Bartholmew Jones
Marriage: 8 November 1826
Sarah Ann Morgan
Elizabeth Willey Morgan
Mary Jane Morgan
Sarah Morgan
George Hopkins Morgan
Robert S. Morgan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1826Ohio, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1814 · British Burn the Capital
    Age 13
    During the War of 1812, on August 24, 1814, the British troops invade Washington D.C., they set fire to the Capitol, the President's Mansion, and other landmarks. The most famous story that comes from this event is that Abigail Adams saved the portrait of George Washington from the flames in the President's House.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 24
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    William Stephen Morgan

    US Congressman. He represented Virginia's 21st District (now defunct) in the Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Congresses, serving from 1835 to 1839. Morgan was born in Monongalia County in what is now …

    Sources (11)

    • Wm S Morgan, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William S Morgan, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
    • Unknown in entry for G. H. Morgan, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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