Name: James MORGAN
Given Name: James
Birth: 1710 in Pa.
Death: 1779 in Bucks co. Pa.
Names of Children came from William W.H. Davis History of Bucks co. Pa.1876.Volume III
This is from Volume I&II--THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER XLI, DURHAM, 1775
There is some dispute as to the ancestry of General Daniel Morgan.
Warren E. Ely, Doylestown, saying on the subject: "Deeds of record
Philadelphia for land in Providence township, Philadelphia county, now
Montgomery, prove conclusively that James Morgan, of Durham, Ironmaster,
was the son of Thomas and Jennet Morgan, of Providence township, the
former of whom died about 1750. These deeds further show that the first
wife of James Morgan, of Durham, was Elinor, who died about 1762. His
second wife, Sarah, whom he married about 1766, survived him. James
Morgan, "Ironmonger," was a resident of Providence township as late as
1765. He conveyed land in Providence township, 1771, while a resident of
Durham, and the claim of title recited in the deed, clearly prove his
identity with the James Morgan, of Providence, son of Thomas and Jennet.*
Above and below is info taken from History of Bucks co.Pa by William W.H.Davis 1876.
[Durham also claims General Daniel Morgan, of the Revolution, as one of
her distinguished sons. He was the son of James and Sarah Morgan, and born
near the furnace, 1736. The father, after being employed at the furnace
about half a century, died there, 1782. His widow removed to Morgan Hill,
Northampton county, 1790. The Morgans, Welsh Baptists, settled in Chester
county, Pennsylvania, about 1700, possibly earlier, whence John Morgan
removed to Richland township, Bucks county, where he died, 1743. His son
James, father of Daniel, settled in Durham about 1727. John Morgan had
three sons, James, Isaac and John. After James' death his nephew, Mordecai
Morgan, became general manager at the furnace, 1785, having charge of the
three forges, and those at Chelsea, Greenwich and Bloomsburg, in New
Jersey, erected, respectively in 1745, 1748, and 1760. The three latter
erected and controlled by Durham blew out, 1742, and were torn down soon
after. There were several other Morgans in Durham, probably all of the
same family, among them Mordecai, a single man, Enoch, 1793, and Abel
taxed for 530 acres, 1783. Isaac Morgan, the brother of James, moved to
what is Morgantown, Berks county, and John the younger to Brownstown,
where he died. The Morgans of West Virginia are descended from Isaac, John
and Daniel. James Morgan lived on a portion of plat 30, Durham survey, now
opened by Charles Laubach, near the Laubach Brothers' lime kilns. Here
Daniel was born. (28) Becoming tired of working at the Durham furnace,
Daniel Morgan went to Chelsea across the Delaware, and within a year, at
seventeen, followed his brother John to the Shenandoah Valley, and hired
out to a farmer. This suited him no better, and in two years, 1755, we
find him driving a baggage wagon in General Braddock's disastrous
expedition to Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburgh. After the death of Daniel
Morgan's father, his home at Durham was occupied by Jonathan Dillion,
whose son John died August 1, 1890, at the age of 91 years, who told
Charles Laubach he had the honor of being born in the same house as
General Morgan. The Morgan house was yet standing about 1800, in a tumble
down condition. (29)*
Next info is from Volume III
HEINLEINS and MORGANS
HEINLEINS and MORGANS of Durham township, Bucks county. All the Heinleins in America are descendants of Matheis Heinlein, who with his wife, son George, and daughters Sarah and Eva, took passage in the ship "Bannister." Captain John Doyle, from Amsterdam, and qualified at Philadelphia, October 31, 1754. He settled in Durham township on a tract of land on the southern slope of Bucher Hill. A farm now belonging to B. F. Fackenthal was part of this tract, the other portio
- Samuel MORGAN b: 1745 in Bucks Co. Pa.
- Daniel MORGAN b: 1737 in Pa.or N.J.
- Abel MORGAN b: 1738 in Pa.
- Mordica MORGAN b: 1750 in Pa.
- James Jr. MORGAN
- Oliva MORGAN