James George Morgan

22 July 1820– (Age NaN)
Garway, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James George

When James George Morgan was born on 22 July 1820, in Garway, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Coles Morgan, was 29 and his mother, Mary Prosser, was 34. He married Emily Babb on 23 January 1842, in Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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James George Morgan
Emily Babb

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
Age 1
A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
Age 7
Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 34
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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Elder James Morgan

Wilford Woodruff recorded meeting James while visiting Garway during Woodruff's service in the British Mission in 1840. Here's an excerpt from chapter 12 (page 138-139) of Woodruff's journal, which ca …

Sources (8)

  • James George Morgan, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • George Morgan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: James George Morgan

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