William Morgan

12 May 1848–7 March 1865 (Age 16)
Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Morgan was born on 12 May 1848, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John E Morgan, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Ann Griffith, was 31. He died on 7 March 1865, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 16.

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John E Morgan
Margaret Ann Griffith
John Griffith Morgan
Owen Morgan
David Morgan
William Morgan
Sarah Ann Morgan
Mary Morgan
Joseph Morgan

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World Events (5)

1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
Age 2
Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
Age 15
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 15
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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 (2)

  • William Morgan in household of Jn Morgan, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Morgan, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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