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Comingled/Merge Issue; Children may be in error - Recent research (June 2020 and additional documentation) has helped to solidify some of the prior comingled/mis-information; Researchers are encouraged to add sources and re-verify information; making adjustments to profiles as necessary.; As more data becomes available, hopefully the spouses and children can be more clearly defined and relationships adjusted accordingly.

Summary of presumed children, dates, etc. with sources. Researchers are encouraged to perform their own independent research and attach/adjust/modify/create individual profiles as applicable.

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Little is known about the early Morgan wives and daughters.
No original birth or marriage records have been located.
See individual Profiles for expanded information and sources
Only the children for Nancy Mason were identified in the RW Pension Application; although the Application did indicate Ruth Owens had 8 children.[1]; The only source for the Children names was the Revolutionary War Pension Application and IGI/Unsourced Family Trees; Dates are Suspect; information deemed unreliable without sources.
  • There is a great deal of conflicting information surrounding Theophilus (Jr) – Many Source-to-Source discrepancies; co-mingling, Lack of records; conflicting family stories; number of Morgan's with the same names, etc; At least three separate individuals identified as "Theophilus Jr' ; further qualified by (Roman Numerals i.e., - II; III; IV; V) and dates. Adding to the confusion - Both spouses had sons named Theophilus Jr (III and IV); who in turn had sons Theophilus

"The Father" Theophilus II (aka II/ Jr / Theophelus) (1760 -1844) married at least 2X (Ruth Owens/Nancy Mason)[1]

Presumed Paternal Line

[[Morgan-629|Thomas Morgan Sr (1715-1781); m Johanna Unknown presumed "Jackson" (Sleepy Creek VA)
Theophilus Morgan I (1720) m Catherine Unknown
Theophilus Morgan Jr. (II) (1760) m Ruth Owens/Nancy Mason died 18 Aug 1844
  • Son 1 Theophilus III (1781-1843) m Nancy Yates [Will]
  • Son 2 Theophilus IV (1815) m Martha Ann Flewellen ( "Polly" 1850 MS Census) (Theophilus B. Morgan Estate, Shadrack Flewellen, Admin. with Will Annexed. Sep 1849, Will refers to wife, Martha Ann Morgan. presumed daughter of

Shadrack FLEWELLEN and Lydia B [Page [2] (See also Flewellen-67)

(FHC Sourced Tree/several multiples) Theophilus Morgan Jr. 1781–1843  •  LRD6QG  m both Ruth Owens/Nancy Mason (sibilings Reuben Morgan 1756–1820 • Martin Morgan 1758–D • Charles Morgan 1763–D • Joseph Morgan 1765–D • Lydia Morgan 1771–D • Mary Morgan 1778–1833)


1780 Rowan County NC RW Milita - (Marriage)
1790 Iredell, North Carolina
1800 Iredell, North Carolina (Hunting Creek,)
1813 Robertson County Tennessee (Marriage)
1820 Robertson, Tennessee (Randolph TN)
1830 Carroll, Tennessee
1844 Desoto County, Mississippi (Death)
1850 Marshall, Mississippi
1880 District 15, Madison, Tennessee, United States

1st Marriage Ruth Owens - Children Birth Estimates 1784-1812

Theophilus Morgan III (1781 NC / 1843)

  • First child (Likely son of Owens) is presumed to be Theophilus (III) m Nancy B Yates
Theophilus Morgan m Nancy B Yates - NC or Robertson TN -- b 1781 Madison County; d 1843 Robertson Co TN (Will) [3] [4]
Nancy's  parents (unproven) are said to be Thomas Yates m Rebecca Ragsdale [5]
  • Probable Children of Theophilus m Nancy Yates
Theophilus Morgan IV b 1800 m Polly Fitzpatrick (1802) (Wilkes Co NC)[6]
Presumed parents (Theophilus III m Yates) and John Fitzpatrick m Sarah East
(children of Nancy Yates named in TN will)
(sons) R.B. MORGAN; [7] (Robert B)
Willie, [7]
MaryAnn, [7]
Malissa [7],
Sarah, [7]
Ritter HUDSON, [7]
Miles MORGAN[7]
Nancy REED[7]
"United States Census, 1850," database with images,  (Theo (1800) & Polly (1802) FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4BG-DWG : 4 April 2020), Theophilus Morgan in household of Joel Lernsford (1787), Wilkes county, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States; citing family 267, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). - connection unknown

  • The other Theo - (1804) m Elizabeth Huey ? (Desoto Records)  - is most likely son or gson of Mason (vs Owen or vs other Theophilus') and/or may be an unsourced 2nd marriage
 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4LH-R2X : 4 April 2020), Theophilus Morgan, De Soto county, De Soto, Mississippi, United States; citing family 335, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Bartlett Morgan (1800 NC - 1875), married Sarah "Sallie Campbell (Bartlett may be son of Theophilus  m Nancy B Yates vs son of Theophilus m Owen)

Elijah Morgan (1796-1869

  • Likely second son of Owens - Elijah m Malinda Murphey
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCD1-Q5J : 4 April 2020), Malinda Morgan in household of Elijah Morgan, Robertson county, Robertson, Tennessee, United States; citing family 1679, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
(son Robert's death cert Elija & Malinda "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch  (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSFH-J8F :  26 August 2019), Malinda Murphy in entry for Robert H. Morgan, 2 Sep 1929; Death, Turnersville, Robertson, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and  Archives, Nashville.

John or Jonathan Oliver Morgan (1796-1860)

  • Reportedly the 3rd Child of Owens John Morgan 'm. Martha Gordon and Catherine Thomas'

Jonathan Oliver “John” Morgan 1796-1860 1860) (Martha Gorton (Gordon) dau of Alexander and Sarah Lee "Kit" Thomas, was born on the 25th March 1796 in Iredell County, N.C.3rd child of Theophilus Morgan Jr(1755-18 August 1844)and Ruth Owen Morgan(1755-18 August 1844). John died in Carroll County, Tennessee in 1860

 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCD4-LHH : 4 April 2020), John Morgan, Carroll county, part of, Carroll, Tennessee, United States; citing family 938, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). (b1796)</ref>
 "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8T4-D5L : 18 March 2020), John Morgan, 1860.

Hugh Morgan 1796-

Likely a fourth child of Owens -- Hugh m Sarah Payne
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZJ-N58 : 4 April 2020), Sarah P Morgan, Polk county, Polk, Missouri, United States; citing family 870, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Reuben Morgan 1797

Likely a fifth child of Owens -- Reuben m Elizabeth Dowell
(also brothers of Theophilus named Reuben; Martin; John)
"North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979,"  database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Z7-3HZF : 17 March 2018), Reuben Morgan, 1820; citing Iredell, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm .

Inventory March 28 1820 - Iredell - No Wife Children (John B Morgan as Administrator :: Martin Morgan in Inventory) (Brothers named Martin & Reuben - Estate likely brother vs son)

Martin (aka Marten)
 "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2M-9GN : accessed 26 June 2020), Martin Morgan, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 396, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
 "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHR8-2GL : accessed 26 June 2020), Martin Morgan, Salisbury, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 626, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 29; FHL microfilm 337,905.
 Marten - "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGS-S82 : accessed 26 June 2020), Marten Morgan, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 234, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 80; FHL microfilm 162,796.

William Morgan 1793

Likely sixth child of Owens - 'William m Mary Gordon"

William m Mary Gordon (dau Gordon-172|Alexander and Sarah Lee]]) (https://www.tngenweb.org/robertson/family/familygordonalex.html TN Genweb Alexander Gordon Biography  1755 - 1831 4. Mary was born 1793 in South Carolina. She married William Morgan, a farmer,  about 1816 in Robertson Co TN. He was born 1791 in North Carolina. William & Mary moved to Henderson County TN between 1820-1822 and  remained there the rest of their lives. Mary died before 1860 and William died before 1870. Their children are Sophia, Elijah, Alfred, Lafayette, William N. and  Mary E. [8] Sophia married Thomas Alexander Noel & their children are Mary Eliza, Harriet Elizabeth, Edmund Francis, Laura Frances, Susan Tamyra, William Priestly, Thomas Jefferson, James Alexander, Robert McKamey, Benjamin Franklin, Sarah Virginia & Albert Lafayette. They moved to Decatur Co TN prior to 1850 & then to Madison Co TN. Thomas worked as a store clerk. He was the son of Zachariah Noell & Mary Grizzard. His grandparents were Thomas Noell & Mildred Callaway. Mildred Callaway was the daughter of Richard Callaway who, along with Daniel Boone, established Boonesborough KY.

John Oliver Gordon https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77420878  See Child #3 John m Martha Gordon (alexander Gordon/Gorton) (https://www.tngenweb.org/robertson/family/familygordonalex.html TN Genweb Alexander Gordon Biography  1755 - 1831 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCD4-LHH : 4 April 2020), John Morgan, Carroll county, part of, Carroll, Tennessee, United States; citing family 938, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Andrew Gordon's 6th child m John Morgan (see child #3) Martha was born June 6, 1797 Chester Co South Carolina and died 1844 Carroll Co Tennessee and buried at Morgan Cemetery. She married John Morgan, a farmer, about 1819 in Robertson Co Tennessee and they moved to Carroll Co Tennessee in 1823. He was born Mar 25, 1796 in Iredell Co North Carolina. There children are Minerva Lee, Alexander G., Calvin J., Rufus K., William Wilson, Dewit Clinton, Elbert W., Albert G., Martha Lee, John Oliver and Sarah E. John Morgan remarried to Catherine Thomas in 1853. Minerva married Charles Morgan & their children are Thomas, John, Martha, Benjamin Clinton, Sarah & Susan. They moved to Tallahatchie Co MS where Minerva died in 1892. Nothing is known about Alexander. Calvin married Mary M. Stanford in Carroll Co TN & their children are John, Jesse & William Howell. Rufus died in 1841 Carroll Co TN. William died 1848 Carroll Co TN. Dewit Clinton married Patience Elizabeth Ross in 1860 & their children are Martha, John, Pocahontas & Rubin. Elbert is a twin to Albert & he never married. Albert married Rachel Pernervie Shaver 1856 Carroll Co TN & their children are Martha Matilda, Sarah Eliza, Nancy, WillieAnn, Leonia F., Andrew Jackson, Margaret E., Minnie E., Elvina J. & Eveline. Nothing is known about Martha Lee. John Oliver married Martha Shaver 1855 Carroll Co TN & their children are Nancy, William Lee & Isaiah. Sarah E. married William Calvin Ross 1861 TN & their children are William J., Daniel L., John A., David L. & Virginia Ross.

Unidentified 7-8-9; Hannah; Joseph ; Emily? married a Gordons

Presumed dates 1800-1812 - See TN Genweb[9] - Gordons; Morgans and Huey

https://www.geni.com/people/Alexander-Gordon/6000000002164839699 Geni Profile Alexander Gordon http://www.thegordondnaproject.com/6608.html Gordon DNA

Alexander Gordon's 8th child[9] William Wesley Gordon (son of Alexander) was born 1801 Robertson Co TN and died Apr 7, 1870 in Madison Co TN. He married Emily Morgan about 1834. She was born 1814 KY and died before 1860 in Tennessee. They moved from Robertson Co TN to Carroll Co TN before 1830 & then to Henderson Co TN before 1840 and by 1860 were living in Madison Co TN. Their children are George L., Elizabeth Calista, Virginia Pocahontas, Sarah L., Anna Bell, Mary Elizabeth "Eliza", Emily Taylor and Fannie Cordelia "Babe".

George L. (son of William Wesley Gordon) married Isabelle Gooch in Carroll Co TN Oct 11, 1858 and he died June 10, 1864 during the battle of Brice's Cross Roads in Mississippi. 
Their children are William, George & Gerome. Isabelle married Joseph Howard about 1869. Virginia Pocahontas died at an early age.

2nd Marriage Nancy Mason (1760 - 1880)

  • Merge Mason-16905 into Mason-5013
presumed daughter of Robert Mason and Mary King
Children Birth Estimates 1813-1826 [1]

(8 Children under age 16 in RW Pension App)

  • Lucretia born 1813[1] m Thomas Bassell Danforth (son of Samuel Danforth and Lucy Augur)[10]
  • Henry H. born 1815 [1] m Susanna Poe
  • Theophilus born 1816 [1] m Martha Ann Flewellen
may have married 2X+ / date discrepancy
"Theophilus " (1804) Elizabeth Huey (may be same as "Polly")
"Theophilus V" (1804-TN) m Polly (1829 TN)[11]
  • Bryant C. born 1818 [1] m  Jane Williams
  • Sallie born 1821[1] m   Louis Murphy[12]
  • Thomas born 1823[1] (Thomas Jefferson m Susan C Flewellen)
  • Perry M born 1824 [1] (m Almeda Cathey)
Tree (sourced) = Nancy Emily Morgan 1826/ m James Jarrell House
Son of Willis House and Nancy Jarrell House FHC sourced
Paternal Line - Thomas (1765) m Amelia; son Brinkley House m Delilah HARTSFIELD Millican House (Spartanburg SC); son Willis m Nancy Jarrell NC & MS))
(Mother Nancy & Dau House) - 1880 TN "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD7Y-JVZ : 15 July 2017), Nancy E Houser in household of J J Houser, District 15, Madison, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 99, sheet 327D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,270.

Sources & References

Named References [1] [14] [15] [7] [9]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 [RW Pension Application# R16544 (Widow Nancy ; December, 28 1875) Service about 1780; Carlton's Command/Davidson's Division ( Cavalry Service)
  2. "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XD3G-VPB : 27 January 2020), Shederick Fluellen, 1821.
  3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125638554
  4. "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-8NB3?cc=1909088&wc=M6Q7-938%3A179719701%2C179901901 : 22 May 2014), Robertson > Inventories, Wills, 1840-1843, Vol. 11 > image 262 of 293; county courthouses, Tennessee. [1] Aug Term 1843 -- Nancy & named CHILDREN RB Morgan; Willis, Mary Ann; Melissa (or Madison); Sarah; Riller; Mason?; Miles; Nancy Reed (Theophilus Morgan as Testator in his lifetime)
  5. Find A Grave Memoria 125638543
  6. "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLMS-LCQD : 28 November 2018), Theophilus Morgan and Polly Fitchpatrick, 20 Jan 1834; citing Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, p. , North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm .
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 INDENTURE [names Yates children Theophilus Morgan Will, June 28, 1843 ; Robertson County Tennessee Will Book 11, pg 484.; Transcribed by Sharon Smith Indenture names children Theophilus Morgan Will, June 28, 1843 ; Robertson County Tennessee Will Book 11, pg 484.; Transcribed by Sharon Smith
    This indenture made and entered into the 28 June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three, me being weak and frail in body but perfect in mind do this day bequeath and make my last will and testament.
    First to Nancy [Yates] my wife and R.B. MORGAN my son I appoint them guardians for my children Willie, MaryAnn, Malissa and Sarah to take all my property lands and thereunto pay all my just debts & school the children and give to them as I have done to the others and when Sarah becomes of age 21 I want my property divided between all my children with the exception of one negro girl Manda which my wife Nancy is to have and hold in her lifetime then to fall back to the children. I give and set aside my land that I now live on to R.B. MORGAN and Willie MORGAN my two youngest sons at the death of their mother Nancy MORGAN to have and to hold for their own benefit. The remainder of my property I want divided equally between all my children Ritter HUDSON, Miles MORGAN and Nancy REED given under my hand and seal date and year first above written. Theophilus MORGAN, (seal)
  8. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCDJ-TX9 : 4 April 2020), Mary Morgan in household of William Morgan, Henderson county, Henderson, Tennessee, United States; citing family 84, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). Wm m Mary b 1793
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 TN Genweb
    Riverside Cemetery, Madison County, Tennessee ( vs Emily)
    Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Tennessee, 1887 ...
    [www.tngenweb.org/goodspeed/carroll/ History of Tennessee]
    1830 Campbell County Tennessee Census
  10. Bible
  11. "United States Census, 1850,"  database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4LH-R2X : 4 April 2020), Theophilus Morgan, De Soto county, De Soto, Mississippi, United States; citing family 335, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  12. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF34-WWB : 18 March 2020), Sarah Murphy in entry for Louis Murphy, 1870.
  13. "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V283-FP8 : 14 February 2020), James J. House, 1850.
  14. Rowan County NC and Tennessee Records
  15. Madison County, Tennessee Historical Sketches of the County and Its People; by M. Secrist (Pension Application)

See Also

Asa Morgan S31870      Benjamin Morgan S2860     Benjamin Morgan W3854      Charles Morgan BLWt12352-100     Crispin Morgan SC68      Daniel Morgan BLWt1496-850 Evan Morgan S11098      Haynes Morgan W17157     Henry Morgan W3709      Isaac Morgan SC69     Isaac Morgan SC70      James Morgan S1704     James Morgan S7251     James Morgan S33138     James Morgan VAS750     James Morgan W7468     James Morgan W25729     Jeremiah Morgan VAS751     John Morgan BLWt2049- 50     John Morgan S5777     John Morgan S7243     John Morgan S21383     John Morgan VAS398     John Morgan W18528     John Morgan W25725     Jonas Morgan W7480     Joseph Morgan R7382      Morgan Morgan S31265     Nathan Morgan S16985     Nathan Morgan W18529     Orman Morgan R7385     Philip Morgan R7386  Reece Morgan W4297     Richard Morgan S7238     Robert Morgan R7384      Simon Morgan W8475     Spencer Morgan VAS752      Theophilus Morgan R16544     Thomas Morgan S2859     Thomas Morgan S2861     Thomas Morgan S2862      Valentine Morgan S1567      William Morgan S5782     William Morgan S7246     William Morgan S9034     William Morgan S18985     William Morgan S41886     William Morgan S41895 Zackquil Morgan W1912

  • Morgan Marriage Bond Images NC 
database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8GX-442 : 14 February 2020), John Yeats, 1779.
Flewellen/Morgan 1850 "United States Census, 1850," database with images,  FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4LH-5V6 : 4 April 2020), Martha Morgan in household of S Fluellen, De Soto county,  De Soto, Mississippi, United States; citing family 182, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Desoto DeSoto Descendants Surname Index Volume 25

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