Thursday, April 8, 2010

Morgan, David

David Morgan

Birth: 12 MAY 1721 Christiana, New Castle Co.,DE
Death: 8 MAY 1813 Rivesville, Marion Co., VA
Burial: MAY 1813 Marion Co., VA, Morgan Cemetery

David Morgan was one of the earliest settlers of the frontier. He was a man of great energy, of character, and of sterling worth.

Later in that same month [April 1770], a settlement was established by the Prickett-Hall-Ice party on the Monongahela River, five miles below the mouth of the Tygart River at the mouth of the stream they named Prickett's Creek. Fearful of being attacked, they petitioned for government protection and, later in the summer, a small fortification called Prickett's Fort was established adjacent to the settlement by David Morgan, built under direction of Col. William Byrd on the Monongahela adjacent to the settlement.
[Amplification Notes: Prickett's Settlement and Prickett's Fort were located at the mouth of present Prickett's Creek, five miles below present Fairmount, [WV] and about a mile below the village of Baxter, Marion Co., WV.
(Source: "That Dark and Bloody River," by Allan W. Eckert, 1995, p. 19)

Problem: The death date of, 5 or 8 May 1813, is disputed by a Bible entry showing 1796. Pat Bugher has the date of death as, 19 May 1813 in Rivesville, Marion, VA. Pat obtain the date from the grave marker which states: David Morgan, Deceased, May 19, 1813, Aged 92. The marker is located in the Morgan family cemetery, on the farm of his son, Stephen Morgan, near Rivesville, Marion Co., VA (WV).

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