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John Morgan (1696 - 1746)

John Morgan
Born in Gwynedd, Montgomery, Pennsylvaniamap
Husband of — married 1721 in Haverford, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 50 in Frederick Co., Virginiamap
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John Morgan was born 1696 in Gwynedd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. John married Sarah Lloyd. John and his wife Sarah were of the Quaker faith. They were married at the Gwynedd Meeting House in 1721. In 1741, the family moved to Frederick, Virginia along with several other Quaker families, including the Boones. He died 2 Sep 1746 in Frederick, Virginia, British Colonial America.


1696 Gwynedd, Montgomery, Pennasylvania


'...the following are probable marriages of the sons and daughters of Edward Morgan and Elizabeth Jarman Morgan: 1710, Elizabeth Morgan m. Cadwallader Morris; 1713, Margaret, m. Samuel Thomas; 1713, William m. Elizabeth Roberts; 1721, John m. Sarah Lloyd; 1718, Daniel m. Elizabeth Roberts; 1720, Sarah m. Squire Boone; 1728, Joseph m. Elizabeth Lloyd; 173, William widower, m. Cath. Robeson." [1]

Marriage to Sarah Lloyd

1721 Minutes of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting: '3rdly Application being made on behalf of John Morgan for a Certificate to Haverford Monthly Meeting in order to proceed in Marriage with one Sarah Lloyd belonging to the said Meeting. John Jones and Cadwalader Foulke to make Necessary Enquiry and to write one agst next Meeting. 1st The friends Appointed last Meeting laid Down one Certificate for John Morgan.'[2]

'9-8, 1721. Marriage of John Morgan, son of Edward of Gwynedd, and Sarah Lloyd, daughter of Thomas of Merion. Witnessed by Dorothy Morgan (wife of Morgan Morgan), Edw. Morgan, William Morgan, Daniel Morgan, Sarah Boone,Squire Boone and others. (It was in North Wales hamlet, Pennsylvania, that Squire Boone met Sarah Morgan and married her in 1720 in a Quaker meeting house.)'[3]

Move from Pennsylvania to Virginia

'In 1741, John Morgan (son of Edward) and his brother Joseph received a certificate of removal from the Gwynedd Meeting to the Hopewell Meeting in Frederick County Virginia, and moved there in the 1740's. One source says he acquired land in Martinsburg, but no records have been found. Martinsburg was in the northern third of Frederick County that became part of Berkeley County in 1772, and in 1863, part of West Virginia.'[4]


Hazel A. Spraker wrote: 'The children of John and Sarah were:

(1) Elizabeth;
(2) Leah;
(3) William;
(4) Sarah, my ancestor; and
(5) Morgan, who was an orphan after his parents died.'[5]

We know a bit about the guardian William BALDWIN, who took William and Morgan Morgan into his home after John died. Records of Stewart Baldwin (as found in his 1995 manuscript of Edward Morgan's descendants) showing WILLIAM BALDWIN was married to an Elizabeth. They had lived prior in Frederick Co VA where Elizabeth Morgan migrated with her parents from Philia Co PA. Later this couple moved to Rowan Co NC near Squire and Sarah (Morgan) Boone. This is also where we find other orphans of John Morgan. One of these orphans, William Morgan, in 1767 had WILLIAM BALDWIN as a witness for his deed for 200 A [acres] in Rowan Co NC. Bk 6 p.593 [record cited in Mc Cubbins Collection; Moberly-Morgan].[6]

This same WILLIAM BALDWIN was guardian for Morgan Morgan. '16 Aug 1747 Morgan Morgan heir at law of John Morgan dec'd being upon his petition admitted to choose his guardian, made choice of Joseph Morgan & William BALDWIN.' [7]


1746 Frederick County, Virginia. [8]

Administration of Estate

"Frederick County Court records show that John was deceased by 5 May 1747, and a certificate for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of John Morgan was granted to his widow Sarah Morgan... (Wording ?) also mentioned are Joseph Morgan and James Davis. [9]


Clear Brook, Frederick County, Virginia. [10]


  1. Jenkins, Howard M., "Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd" Second Edition, Published by the Author, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1897: Pg. 411. Ref. American Pioneer Records and The Boone Bulletin Vol II, 1934-39
  2. Research Notes of Susan Aldridge on
  3. Research Notes of Susan Aldridge on
  4. The Boone Family by Hazel A Spraker; Morgan Log House History ; Research on John and Joseph Morgan by Don C Wood
  5. The Boone Family by Hazel A Spraker; Morgan Log House History ; Research on John and Joseph Morgan by Don C Wood
  6. Research Notes of Susan Aldridge on
  7. FHC Film No 0031,416 - Need to confirm - this source may be a listing from Frederick Co. Va Court Order Bk 2 p.279. Yes it is - (
  8. Source: #S1662636863
  9. Admin 5 May 1747 Frederick Co. Va Court Order Bk 2 p.240 A certificate for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of John Morgan deceased is granted Sarah Morgan widow & relict of the said John Morgan, (? wording can't see 'together with his daughter Sarah, his brother') Joseph Morgan, and James Davis. (
  10. Source: #S1662636863
  • Burial: Hopewell Friends Burial Ground Clear Brook Frederick County Virginia, British Colonial America.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name John Morgan Gender Male Birth Place PA Birth Year 1696 Spouse Name Sarah Lloyd Spouse Birth Year 1700 Marriage Year 1721 Marriage State PA Number Pages 1 Household Members Name Age Sarah Lloyd John Morgan
  • WikiTree profile Morgan-1700 created through the import of BOONE.ged on Jul 3, 2011 by Herbert Wolfe. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Herbert and others.
  • Source: Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: Ancestral File (R) Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998 Repository: #R01
  • Sources: Mormon Library ,,, Family Tree Maker World Family Tree Archives


  • Thanks to Karen Schroer for starting this profile.
  • Source: S1662636863 Repository: #R1650733604 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Repository: R1650733604

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I question the birth year and location [Wales-1694] for John as all the other children of Edward Morgan were born in PA. Daughter Elizabeth was also born that year in PA?
posted by Ken Morgan
John Morgan is my 7th gr-grandfather. We plan to visit the Edward Morgan home in Lansdale, PA which is open for tours.

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