Reuben Morgan

  • Birth: 1778 South Carolina
  • Death: ca. 1856 Russellville, KY
  • Burial: KY-Simpson-Middleton-Mogan Cemetery
  • Sex: M
  • Living: N


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Brother to Samuel Morgan b. May 1771.

Document: Newberry SC Historical and Genealogical records, by Leland Summer, 1850: This document was found by Muriel Marvin.

Reuben Morgan, Sr. died about 1822 in Newberry District, leaving widow, Elizabeth, and children, Thomas (in Alabama), Sarah (wife of Jacob E[?] Hunt, John (died), Rachel (dead), Daniel, David, William, Ezekiel, Reuben [suspect that this is Reuben b. 1778], Elizabeth (wife of Francis Price). John left widow, Elizabeth, and children: Nancy, Tabitha, Susannah, Luke, Mark, Mary, and John. Rachel married William Watson and left children: Humphrey, William, Wiley, Elizabeth ([…] of William H Logan). David Morgan and wife, Nancy. Thomas Morgan and wife, Rebecca sold lands on Bush River to James Wood in 1817. Thomas' wife was Rebecca Coats, daughter of John Coats. Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan (widow of John) was mother of chidren; she died 1831. A daughter, Mary, married Levi Harmon. Tabatha maried John Mathis. Nancy died in 18[..] unmarried. Susannah married in 1839 to James Bushardt. Levi Harmon and wife moved to Fayette Co. Mississippi. Mark Morgan died August 5, 1850, leaving widow, Matilda, and children: [ ]arcison and Sheilda Buther Morgan. Butler Morgan was a Confederate veteran, lived in Newbuerry. Isaac Morgan was granted land on Second Creek, near Board River, in 1769. His wife, A[ ] died before he died.

Muriel Marvin writes: “Now, there's something intriguing in the Newberry SC Historical and Genealogical records, by Leland Summer, 1850. As you will see from the copy I'm sending, there was a Reuben Morgan, Sr., who died in 1822, leaving a widow, Elizabeth, and a large family, listed, which included a Reuben, Jr, possibly our Reuben! This could fit with his having been born about 1779 in South Carolina. Reuben, Sr, left such a long inventory of possessions sold at auction, I gather he was quite well off. The inventory is so hard to read, I'll spare you, unless you're really that interested. It's available on FHL (Salt Lake) film #24265, pp. 336-339, adminsistrative papers and inventory… I'd be very interested to know if you discover any proof that Reuben Jr is the one who when to Kentucky.”

Source: Muriel Marvin; 2396 Storybrook Ln; Placerville CA 95667

Children of Rueben Morgan (1778-1857): 1. Martin Morgan (-1855) 2. Aaron H. Morgan (1808-1874) 3. Moses Morgan (1808-1881) 4. James W. Morgan (-1871) 5. Nancy Morgan (-1855) 6. Rueben Morgan Jr. (1822-1900) 7. Tobillia Delitha Morgan (1824-1855) 8. Obadiah Morgan (-1855) 9. Samuel Morgan (-1855) 10. Louisa Morgan (-1855) 11. John Morgan 12. George W. Morgan (1830)

Born:. abt. 1778, SC Died: June 1857, Logan, KY; Buried: Middleton, Simpson, KY

Cemetery on land of Mrs. McIntyre, descendant, 1/2 mile off state rte 100 SW of Middleton, in part of Simpson Co. KY cut out from Logan in 1869. Cemetery marker gives birth, death and marriage information.

Married Mary Robinson bef 1808.

* “Where is Russellville KY?”: * Mark Hicks * * 05/26/99

Logan County.

* “Where is Newberry Co. SC ?”: * Mark Hicks * * 06/28/2000

* Notes on ancestry of Reuben Morgan * Mark Hicks * * 12/13/2000

Source: Author:

I have been working on the Morgan Family for some time but am still confused with it. My ancestor was Sarah Morgan born 18 Dec. 1768 in Newberry, SC d 2 March 1850 White Plains, Benton Co., Alabama married Elijah Teague bef 1787. They are living in Abbeville Dist. SC with a Thomas Morgan next door (likely a brother, from age). Their names are associated with Thomas, Malon or Mahlon among others. In Newberry Co., SC Historical and Genealogical by George Leland Summer, Sr. He states “Thomas Morgan was granted 3 acres land on King's Creek on Feb. 17, 1767— Thomas Morgan & wife Isabel sold lands on King's Creek 25 Nov, 1774. They were probably the parents of Reuben & Thomas J. Morgan, the latter of whom moved to Alabama.” I have found a Royal Grant for 300 acres on King Creek Berkeley Co.(Newberry) for Thomas Morgan 7 Sept 1767. Most interested in what you have and the dates.

Searching for info on Thomas Morgan, married to Isabella Chitta. He served in the Revolutionary War. They lived in Newberry Co, SC. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who can tell me who Thomas Morgan's parents were and the names of children for Thomas and Isabella. My line of descent is: Thomas, Mahlon, Benjamin, William Gaines. Willing to share info on these lines. Carol Loper Dunaway (home) (work)

Thomas Morgan of Newberry Co. District of Ninety-Six died before 1796. His wife was Isabella Chitta??. Sale of land 1791 identies one son as Thomas. I am trying to identify other children. A handwritten family history identifies another son as Benjamin (d abt 1830, Pickens, SC). Thomas owned land on Kings Creek, a small branch of the Enoree River between the Broad and Saluda Rivers. Does Kings Creek still exist today. Can anyone tell me in what county and exactly where it is? I have been unable to find on current maps. Larry Morgan : Posted: 12/12/1997

* Info on Reuben's brother Samuel * Flo Nell Ozell * 12/12/2000

FLO NELL OZELL” 11 Dec 2000

I saw your listing on World Connect for Reuben Morgan, b. 1778, SC. I am descended from his brother, Samuel, b. 1771 SC. (at least I'm pretty sure they were brothers). My line is from Samuel's son, Reuben, who moved to Taney Co., MO, c. 1840.

Other researchers tell me they believe that the maiden name of Samuel's wife, Elizabeth, was also Robinson. As far as I know, nobody has proof of this. I have searched for years for the parents of these two Morgans without finding either their parents or their birthplace in SC.

I have a Civil War record for Reuben Morgan as follows:

The National Archives record (Card # H8043242) for R. Morgan, says he was a pvt. in Co. D, 9th Missouri Infantry and that he enlisted Oct. 1, 1862, for the war, in Henry Co., Missouri. The record says he appeared on that Company Muster Roll for January and February 1864 and that he “Died at or near Ft. Smith, date not known”. (This suggests he died in 1864 - fno).

Above Record also says, “The 9th Reg. MO Inf. was formed by consolidation of the four Missouri companies of Clark's Regiment Missouri Infantry and the six companies of the 8th (also known as Musser's) Battalion Missouri Inf. by S.O. No. 171. Headquarters Dist. of AR, dated Sept. 30, 1863. By S.O. 177. Headquarters Price's Div., dated Sept. 15, 1863, the reg. was designated the 9th Regiment Missouri Inf. Companies A, B, C, and H. Clark's Reg. MO Inf. became Cos. B, C, D, and E, respectively, 9th MO Inf. and Companies A, B, C, D, E, and F, 8th Battalion Missouri Inf. became A, F, G, H, I, and K, respectively, 9th Regiment Mo. Inf.”

Other researchers believe this is our Reuben Morgan. I have never been sure whether this is my Reuben or another Reuben Morgan, no doubt related related to him.

I would be glad to exchange information if you need what I have on my Morgans.

Flo Nell Ozell

I agree that there are few researchers for this Morgan line. I know of no proof that Samuel and Reuben were brothers. However, I have corresponded with a few researchers off and on since 1977. All have agreed that the two must have been brothers. Both were born in SC in the same time period. Both appear in Logan Co., Ky at the same time. And, most persuasively I think, is the repetition of names for their children. Also, the elderly Elizabeth shown in Reuben's household after Samuel's death is assumed to be Samuel's wife, and, some think, the sister of Mary Robinson Morgan, wife of Reuben. Have you found a will for your Reuben?

I also happen to think that there is a good chance that the Aaron Morgan who appears in Logan Co. early on was in some way related, since the name Aaron keeps cropping up among descendents of both Reuben and Samuel. As you will see, my g-grandfather was Aaron Calvin Morgan.

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