Jessie Mell Morgan

1899–21 January 1985 (Age 86)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Jessie Mell

When Jessie Mell Morgan was born in 1899, in Alabama, United States, her father, James Henry Morgan, was 50 and her mother, Revina Affire Lane, was 49. She married Harry Stephen Pittman on 30 September 1939, in Russell, Alabama, United States. She lived in Bullock, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and District 773, Muscogee, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 21 January 1985, at the age of 86, and was buried in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Stephen Pittman
Jessie Mell Morgan
Marriage: 30 September 1939

Spouse and Children

30 September 1939
Russell, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Henry Morgan


    Revina Affire Lane






    Minnie Colquett


    Maney Morgan


    Handy Morgan


+14 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 7

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 23

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

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)

  • Jessie M Pittman in household of H S Pittman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Morgan in household of Henry Morgan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jessee Morgan in household of J H Morgan, "United States Census, 1900"

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