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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Family Time Line

John E Morgan
1815–1896
Margaret Ann Griffith
1817–1891
John Griffith Morgan
1840–1933
Owen Morgan
1843–1914
David Morgan
1845–1921
William Morgan
1848–1865
Sarah Ann Morgan
1852–1880
Mary Morgan
1854–1878
Joseph Morgan
1856–

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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.
1863
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.

Possible Related Names

Merrigan
Morgans

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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