John Morgan

28 March 1830–7 April 1909 (Age 79)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Morgan was born on 28 March 1830, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Morgan, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Hardman, was 20. He married Ann Gillott on 6 April 1850, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 7 April 1909, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Morgan
Ann Gillott
Marriage: 6 April 1850
Mary Elizabeth Morgan
Ann Maria Morgan
Amelia Butterly Morgan
John Gillott Morgan
Joseph Edward Morgan
Mary Melvina Morgan
Joshua Brigham Morgan
Samuel George Morgan
Annetta Jane Morgan
Alberta Morgan
Rhoda Ann Morgan
Reuben Willard Morgan
Wilford Moroni Morgan
Franklin J Morgan
Lillian Aurelia Morgan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1850St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 9
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 29
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Edward Morgan

    Written by daughter-in-law Elizabeth Josephine Bawden Morgan Source of information: Edward Morgan's diary, as he told it to daughter-in-law Elizabeth Josephine Bawden Morgan on 3 Oct 1923. Some info …

    Sources (107)

    • John Morgan, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Margan in entry for Orsom Margan and Joy Amelia Gibson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • John Morgan in entry for Alberta Spencer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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