Name: Hugh MORGAN
Given Name: Hugh
Birth: 1 Jan 1759 in Monongalia Co, VA Now Preston Co. WV
Death: 27 May 1844 in Shreve, OH , Wayne Co OH
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Wayne Cty, OH
Reference Number: 535
Change Date: 1 Jan 2009 at 19:19
In 1813 the families of Jacob Funk, Hugh Morgan, and Thoma s Butler
moved from Kingwood to Wayne Co, OH.
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The Early History of North-Central West Virginia
by Robert Jay Dilger
Here is an excerpt-
The Preston County Seat
During the 1790s, John Miller and Hugh Morgan owned
the land that would later become Kingwood. They laid out
the town and offered plots for sale to settlers. The exac t date
the town was laid out is not known because a fire at the
Monongalia County courthouse in 1796 destroyed the
county records. In 1798, Aaron Royse bought two plots for
$20 and, in 1805, John S. Roberts bought three plots. Oral
histories suggest that Hugh Morgan constructed the first
house in Kingwood and, in 1810, built a store for John S.
Roberts. Roberts reportedly had been selling goods from
John Millers farmhouse, which was located about one mile
east of the town. Other early settlers were Conrad Sheets,
Jacob Funk, and a man named Steele. They were all living
in the town in 1807. They decided to name the town Kingwood
because a large grove of stately trees grew in the area. The
Virginia General Assembly established the town by legisla-
tive enactment on January 23, 1811, with John S. Roberts,
Jacob Funk, William Price, James Brown, and Hugh Mor-
gan serving as trustees. Kingwood was incorporated by the
Virginia General Assembly on March 22, 1853.
Although the first meeting of the county court was sup-
posed to convene on the first Monday in March 1818, it was
actually held in early April 1818 in the upper east room a t the
house (tavern) of Colonel William Price in Kingwood. The
house was known for many years as Herndon Hotel. The
justices present at the first courthouse meeting were: John
Fairfax, Frederick Harsh, Hugh Evans, Nathan Metheny,
Joseph Matthews, Nathan Ashby, William Sigler, Benjamin
Shaw, and Felix Scott. During the first meeting, it was de-
cided to purchase John S. Roberts store to serve as the
county courthouse. Because of its color, the house was later
generally referred to as the old red courthouse. A jail o f hewed
logs was built behind the courthouse to hold prisoners, and
a whipping post was placed in front of the courthouse. Colo-
nel John Fairfax, by virtue of his seniority as a justice , was
appointed the county first sheriff. Lacking time to dischar ge
his duties, he sold the appointment to Joseph D. Suit. Char les
Byrne was appointed county clerk and Eugenus Wilson was
named prosecuting attorney. At that time, Kingwood had less
than 100 residents, and about 3,000 people resided in the
Monongalis Co, VA is now Preston Co., WV. Some say he was b orn in Cheat River, VA
Lived next to Moses Lockhart in Ohio.
Company 1 Reg't (McDonald's)North Carolina Mil. Initial Ran k Private Final Rank: Private
Company: 1 Regiment (Scott's) Kentucky Vols. Initial Rank : Private Final Rank: Private
1. Rents Rolls: 1777: Berkeley Dist., VA. There is a Hugh , Morgan on the rent rolls in the Berkeley Dist. of VA Coul d this be our Hugh Morgan?
2. Census: 1810 Monongalia, VA p. 428 1 male age 45 and up , 4 females, under age 10, 5 females ages 10-16 and 1 femal e age 45 and up.
3. Tax List: 1816-1820: Franklin Twp, NW18 (section), 14 (t ownship) 13 (Range), 220 acres, tax years 1816-1820, origin al land owner Thomas Butler.
4. Tax list: 1820 Franklin Twp, Wayne Co., OH. Tax list fo r area remaining in Wayne County in 1820 p. 115 Morgan, Hug h, Franklin Twp, NW 18 (section) 220 acres, 14 (township) 1 3 (range).
5. Land: September 20, 1824: Franklin Twp., Wayne Co., OH . 1824 Early Land Records of Wayne County, OH p. 33 Range 1 3 Township 14 Land Grant Patents in Franklin Township, Ma y 24 , 1824 Morgan, Hugh W1/2 NW 19 (section) 119 acres.
Land Accession/Serial # OHO530.005 BLM Serial # OH NO S/N S tate: Ohio
Document # 516 Issue Date September 20, 1824 Authority: Apr il 24, 1820: Sale Cash Entry (3 Stat.566) acres 119.2 Lan d Office Wooster, W1/2NW 19/14-N 13-W No. Ohio River Surve y OH Wayne
Source: BLM http://www.goloecords.blm.gov/search/detail_pri nt.asp?accession+OHO5390%5F %%F%2E005
6. Census: 1830 Franklin Twp., Wayne Co., OH p. 048
7. Estate: July 30, 1844: Franklin Twp., Wayne Co., OH. Adm inistration for his estate was July 30, 1844, administrato r Hugh Morgan: bondsmen Moses Lockhart, John B. Brown: $100 0; appraisers Thomas McConkey, John Harper, David Knight. C ase No. M100, Journal 11, page 363
Hugh Morgan Probate Record # M100
The Deceased having left a widow and no minor child we se t off to her the following property without appraising th e same as directed by Statue.
One wool wheel
One little spinning wheel and Reel
One weaving Loom and weaving utensils
One stove and Cooking utensils
Six Chairs seven bedsteads and some bedding
One dining table & one family bible
Five knives and two forks
One looking glass
Twelve sheep & one cow (signature) Thomas McConkey (signatu re) Asa Griffith (signature) Daniel Knight Appraisers.
And we allow the sum of Three Hundred Dollars for the suppo rt of the Widow there being no minor children one year fro m the Death of the Deceased (signature) Thomas Mconkey (sig nature Asa Griffith (signature) Daniel Knight Appraisers.
The Estate of Hugh Morgan Deceased in Account with Hugh Mor gan Admrs of Said Estate
Received on Sale bill $50.36
Interest do $1.68 1/4 on Articles sold at private Sale $2.0 0 Taken by Widow at appraisement $175.00 Interest on do $36 .22 1/2 $224.43 3/4.
Bad Debts Unpaid on Daniel McCleland's Note $50.00 Uncurren t Money at the German Bank of Wooster $27.00 Total $77.00.
Sale of Real Estate on the 20th of March 1847 and confirme d on the 10th of May 1847 with interest from confirmation o f sale $5000.00.
Received of J B Brown purchaser the following payment May 1 0th 1847 $690.00 pd February 5 1848 $300.00. Interest on d o $13.20 pd February the 25th 1848 $676.68 Interest on do $ 32.255 February 26, 1848 the last payment in full $3333.3 2 interest on do $158.88 3/4 $5204.34 1/4 Personal estate $ 489.70. Total $5694.05.
Costs Debts and Expenses paid by Hugh Morgan Administrato r of the Estate of Hugh Morgan Deceased
1. July 30th 1844 paid Samuel L. Latch Clerk fee for takin g bond $6.35.2. D. P. Sprague for Advertising Admrs Notic e $1.00.3. August 24th Jackson Lilcoth for Clerking Sale $1 .004. 31st Thomas McConkey Appraisers fees $1.25.5, Asa Gri ffith Do Do $1.00.6, Daniel Knight Do Do $1.007. Sept 30t h T. C. Glasgow Dep Clerks fees $2.008. Sept 26th 1845 Mass on J. Raukin Attys Fees $5.009. Sept 21st 1846 John Harri s Attys Fees #20.0010, May the 14 1847 John Harris Attys Fe es $5.0011. George M. Masson Attys Fees $10.0012. May the 1 4th 1847 Edward Avery Attys Fees $37.0013, July the 21st 18 47 Sloan & Rankin Attys Fees $3.0014. Aug the 19th 1846 Hen ry Lehman J. P. for affidavit of Adm $.2515. Sept 30gth 184 6 George Rex Master commissioners Fees $1.0016. Oct 22nd, D . N. Sprague Printers fees $10.12 1/2 , Nov 12th D N Spragu e Printers fees $4.0018 26th Moses? Frdman? witness fees be fore Master Com $.5019 Dec 9th Samuel Liebert appraisers fe e $1.0020, John Harper Appraisers fee $1.0021, Samuel L. Mo ore appraisers fee $1.0022. April 21st 1847 N. Kauffma n J P Oath to appraisers $.5023. June the 19th William W. B rown J P for Ack Deed $2524 26th W. T. Culbertson Dept Cler k fees in petition to sell fare $22.0025. Sept 16th N M Pri ce for special 1.4026 Nov 26th 1844 J. Tionly Treasurer o f Wayne Co Od Tax $12.4727. Oct 18th 1847 W. T Culbertson D ep Ck for Judgement and Cost (in case of --sells) $841.0928 . May 16th 1845 Amos Roberts Witness fees $.7529 John Hug h J P for taking Deposition $.25.30. July 8 1845 T L Nichol as clerk of court of Lucas Co $.5034. Dec the 18th James Ti nly Treasurer of Wayne Co. Tax $27.78935 Feb 8th 1848 Joh n H Harris Master Com fees $1.5037. Samuel L. Lorak Clerk s fees $2.0038. March the 7th G W M Mason Atty for writin g deed $1.00 returned for further clerks fees $1.75 If..... .$233.88 $1623.82.
The State of Ohio Wayne County--
Personally came before the -----by new authority--Hugh Morg an decd and made oath that the forgoing 00 as he-- are --i s a -- and statements of his --as such administration. S--a nd Sworn--before me Hugh Morgan on this 9th day of Jan 184 8 John J. Harris Master Coms.
The --new Master commissioner to whom was --the forgoing--a nd the accompanying vouchers having examined the same repor ts that said accounts--t the correctly stated that he is i n --to--as per--to the distributors according to --, Respec tfully submitted, John H. Harris Mast Coms.
Know all men by these presents That we Hugh Morgan, John B . Brown and Moses Lockhart are held and firmly bound the St ate of Ohio in the penal sum of One Thousand dollars, to th e payment of which we jointly and severally bind ourselve s on Executors and administrators firmly be these presents , sealed with our seals and dated the 13th day of Octobe r A D 1846. The Condition of the above obligation is such t hat whereas the Curt of common Please within and for said C ounty of Wayne their September Term A. D. 1846. Ordered th e said Hugh Morgan administrator of the Estate of Hugh Morg an deceased described in a Petition now pleading in said Co urt of Common Pleas by the said Hugh Morgan administrator a s aforesaid, against the Heirs and devices of Hugh Morgan d eceased. Now if the said Hugh Morgan Administrator as afore said shall in all respects faithfully account for all furth er assets from the sale of this real estate of the said Hug h Morgan deceased as described in said Petition. Thence hi s obligations to be paid otherwise to be and remain in ful l force and --in law. Attest W. R. Culbertson
Hugh Morgan (seal) Moses Lockhart (seal) John B. Brown (sea l)
Received September 30th 1844 of Hugh Morgan and Administrat or of the Estate of Hugh Morgan deceased two dollars cler k fees for recording appraisement and Sale Costs etc. on sa id Estate $200
Roots Web.com Land Records:
Name: Hugh Morgan Name: Hugh Morgan
Date 14 Aug 1832 Date: 20 Sept 1824
Location OH Location: OH
Document: # 2301 Document # 516
Serial # OH0560-.320 Serial # OH05530.005
Sale Type: Cash Entry Sale Sale Type: Cash Entry Sale
Acres: 80.0000 Acres: 119.2000
Meridian or Watershed: Ohio River Survey Meridian or Waters hed: Ohio River Survey
Parcel: Township 18 N, Range 14 W, Section 31 Parcel: Towns hip 14 N, Range 13 W, Sect. 19
Know all men by these presents, That we Hugh Morgan, John B . Brown and Moses Lockhart of the County of Wayne and Stat e of Ohio and held firmly bound unto the State of Ohio in t he penal sum of Twelve Thousand dollars, to the payment o f which we'll and freely to be made we jointly and severall y bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Administrators , sealed with our seals, and dated this 13th day of Octobe r A D 1846
The Condition of the about obligation is such that wherea s the Court of Common Pleas within and for said County of W ayne their September Term A.D. 1846, ordered the said Hug h Morgan administrator of the Estate of Hugh Morgan decease d described in a Petition now pleading in said court of com mon Pleas of Wayne County by the said Hugh Morgan Administr ator of aforesaid, against the Heirs and devices of Hugh Mo rgan Deceased. Now if the said Hugh Morgan Administrator a s aforesaid shall account for all the proceeds of the sal e that shall remain after payment of the debts (of the sai d deceased) and charges for which the land, described in sa id petition, shall be sold and disposed of the same accordi ng to the law then this obligation to be void otherwise t o be and remain in full force and virtue in law.. attest W . R. Culbertson.
Hugh Morgan (seal) Moses Lockhart (seal) John B. Brown (sea l)
Wayne County Genealogical
Newsletter for Wayne co. Society Chapter, OGS
P O Box 856,
Wooster, OH 44691
Vol 10 No. 2 page 3 Type D. Hugh Morgan.
Wills and Abstracts Guardianships to Wayne County 1812-1851 : 552: Hugh Morgan 1844 Jul 30, ad Hugh Morgan: bd Moses Lo ckhart, Jn B. Brown, $1000: Ap Thos McConkey, Jr. Harper, D ave Knight. M1000. J11-263
Robert Douglas History fo Wayne County OH:
Hugh Morgan, Sr., was born on Cheat River, VA., January 1 , 1759, his wife, Mercy Ayers, Being born December 15, 1763 . He immigrated to Wayne county 1814--15, settling on the f arm now owned by John Brown, on the west side of the townsh ip. Here he lived and died in 1844, his wife surviving hi m three years. He had ten children, viz; Stephen, Dorcas, P hoebe, Mary, Jane, Margaret, Elizabeth, Priscilla, Rebecc a and Temperance. All were girls save one, all were born i n Virginia, all grew to womanhood, all lived in Wayne count y at one time and all are dead.
Father: John Jr. MORGAN b: Abt 1729
Mother: Mary CURTIS
Mercy (Mary) AYERS b: 15 Dec 1763 in Sussex County, New Jersey
in Sussex Co. NJ
- Change Date:
12 Sep 2008
- Stephen MORGAN b: 19 Jul 1784 in Monongahela Co., VA
- Dorcas MORGAN b: 26 Mar 1786 in Monongahela Co., VA
- Phoebe MORGAN b: 19 May 1788 in Monongahela Co., VA
- Mary MORGAN b: 12 May 1790 in Monongahela Co., VA
- Jane MORGAN b: 1 Nov 1792 in Monongahela Co., VA
- Margaret MORGAN b: 29 Jan 1795 in Kingwood, Monongahela Co., VA
- Elizabeth MORGAN b: 13 Feb 1797 in Monongalia Co, VA Now WV
- Priscilla MORGAN b: 31 May 1799 in Monongahela Co., VA
- Rebecca MORGAN b: 8 Jul 1801 in Monongahela Co., VA
- Temperance MORGAN b: 24 Feb 1804 in Monongahela Co., VA