PARENTS: Hezekiah Boyers Morgan and Manerva Jane Brunner
[Note: The mother's first name may have been, Minerva. REH]
BIRTH: 31 Aug 1880, at Palace Valley on the Buckhannon River, near Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV.
PARENTS: s/o Hezekiah Boyers Morgan and Minerva Jane (Bunner)
Information: Marla (McConnell) James Find A Grave contributor - 47003603
Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV;
Washington, DC at 2601 Brentwood Road, N.E.
MARRIAGE: 5 Sep 1906, Mary Geneva "Mattie" Pick
Norman D. Morgan, b. 1 Dec 1907
Arthur Raymond "Raymond" Morgan, b. 17 Apr 1913, d. 1928, buried, 1928 in Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV, Heavner Cemetery
In the Year Book Of Upshur County Historical Society, First Annual 1928, Buckhannon, WV, French Morgan is listed as a Charter Member, Upshur County Historical Society, also a Lorel N. Morgan was listed.
REFERENCE: “A History and Genealogy of the family of Col. Morgan Morgan, the first white settler of the State of West Virginia” — written by the other, non-Californian, French Morgan.
(Furnished by French Morgan of California, Aug 2007)
REFERENCE: RECOLLECTIONS OF BUCKHANNON, WEST VIRGINIA: 1888-1958, French Morgan. Edited by Upshur County Historical Society. 232 pages with index and photographs, Softbound. 2014. $26.00
(Available from The Upshur County Historical Society as of May 2019)
REFERENCE: The History of West Virginia, Old and New, Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 610.
[This is a French Morgan article. See the record of Col. Morgan Morgan, born 1 Nov 1688 and died 17 Nov 1766 in this genealogy for the text to the entire article or use the URL below. Written by Richard E. Henthorn on 21 May 2019.]
(Shared to Richard E. Henthorn by Chris Castle on Facebook, 22 May 2019)
RESIDENCES: Lived in Upshur Co., WV and Washington, DC
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)
RESEARCHER: Member of the Upshur County Historical Society. He wrote a genealogy of the Morgan family and a history of Buckhannon, WV (see References above). He was probably also responsible for the 1923 article in The History of West Virginia.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)
Mr. French Morgan was born at Palace Valley on Buckhannon River, near Buckhannon, August 31, 1880. He graduated from the Buckhannon High School in 1898, then taught school a year, and in 1901 entered West Virginia Conference Seminary at Buckhannon, graduating in the classical course in 1903, and completing the business course the following year.
In 1906 Mr. Morgan married Mary G. [Geneva "Mattie"], daughter of George W. and Hatie (Townsend) Pick [George William Pick and Harriett M. ["Hattie"] Townsend], of Buckhannon, and to this union have been born two sons, Norman D., born December 1, 1907, and Arthur Raymond, born April 17, 1913.
For about twelve years after leaving school he was associated with his father and brothers in operating a planing mill at Buckhannon. At the beginning of the World war he disposed of his interest in this enterprise, and, going to Washington, worked one year for the auditor of station accounts for the Southern Railroad. Since then he has been in the Government service as an employe of the general accounting office, Navy Department Division. His home in Washington [DC] is 2601 Brentwood Road, N. E.
(Source: The History of West Virginia, Old and New, Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 610)
DEATH: 7 Apr 1973, unknown place
BURIAL: Apr 1973, Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV, Heavner Cemetery
FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 29997097
Posted 22 May 2019