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Birth and First Marriage
John Morgret was born on June 25, 1795 in Bethel Township, Bedford County, PA. His parents were George Morgret and Margaret Fisher. His first wife was Catherine Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Jacob Smith and Esther Shribock, in 1818. They had nine children: Savannah, Bartley, Rebecca, Henry, Jacob, Matilda, Elijah, Harbert, and John S. Catherine died on Jan. 27, 1833. (Catharine Elizabeth Smith was born on 21 Aug 1794, died on 27 Jan 1833 in , Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States and was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Warfordsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania.)
John next married Elizabeth M. Hess, daughter of Jacob Hess Senior and Ruhama "Amy" Fisher, in 1832. (Elizabeth M. Hess was born on 12 Mar 1809 in Bethel Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, died on 21 Mar 1884 in Brush Creek Twp., Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States 79 and was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Warfordsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania.) They also had nine children: Rhoda, Catherine, Abraham, Abner, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Asa, Susannah and William.
According to the 1850 census, John was a farmer.
Death and Will
John died Nov. 3, 1880. His last will and testament reads as such: Will of John Morgret, late of Bethel Township, deceased.
In the name of God, Amen, I, John Morgret of Bethel Township Fulton County, State of Pennsylvania. Being in Body and sound in Mind, Memory, and Understanding, praised be to God for it considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time, and to the end I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me home, do therefore make and declare this to be my Last Will and testament in manner following that is to say first and principally I command my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator that is to say after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, I bequeath to my wife to have her home on or at the old home as long as she lives and every necessary furnished for her maintainance and my executors to see that she is properly taken care of as long as she lives and decently and honorably buried and funeral expenses paid. I now bequeath to my son Bartley Morgret two notes that I hold against the said Bartley Morgret for seventy one dollars and fifteen cents each, dated the 26 November 1864. Now I bequeath to Rebecca Younker one hundred and twenty dollars at my decease, and now I bequeath to Esther Morgret widow of Henry Morgret deceased twenty five dollars as soon as convenient after my decease. Now I bequeath to my son Jacob Morgret one hundred dollars as soon as convenient after my decease. Now I bequeath to Matilda Plessinger eighty dollars, and now I bequeath to Fancy Miller twenty dollars and no more. Now I bequeath to Elijah Morgret one hundred dollars. I bequeath to Harbert Morgret one hundred dollars. Now I bequeath to John S. Morgret one hundred dollars and now I bequeath to Abraham Morgret one hundred dollars. Now I bequeath the balance of my estate to be equally divided among my heirs as follows, to Bartley Morgret, Rebecca Younker, Jacob Morgret, Matilda Plessinger, Elijah Morgret, Harbert Morgret, John S. Morgret, Catherine Decker, Abraham Morgret, Abner Morgret, Elizabeth Morgret, no Barnhart, William Morgret, to be paid as shortly after my decease as conveniently can be and after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid to be evenly divided among the above named heirs the home not to be sold as long as my beloved wife lives. And I do hereby nominate and constitute and appoint Harbert Morgret of Belfast Township, Fulton Co. State of Pennsylvania, my executor of my Last Will and Testament.
==Descendents of Phillip Morgret http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rkandbd/181.htm==
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