Name: James MORGAN
Given Name: James
Birth: 1732 in North Carolina
Death: 1791 in North Carolina
Change Date: 19 Oct 2002 1 2
This James Morgan did not fight in the Revolutionary War unlike the other James Morgan Sr. with whom he is confused. According to his grandson, Enoch Parr, in his "MEMOIRS OF ENOCH PARR" (1808-1851) which was published in full in the INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY, vol. XXII, no. 4, published Dec. 1926 pp. 371-341, sent to me by David Wright, our James was too old to fight.
James lived in a Tory neighborhood (pro-British) and apparently they gave James a bad time as he was what was called a Liberty Man.
On 1 Apr 1781 the British passed through and stripped him of everything that wasn't nailed down while he and his family laid off in hiding. When James returned to see if anything was left standing, he ran into armed men. As neither side by this time was wearing uniforms he had no idea who they were and he was too far into the open to run for it. When asked which side he was on he admitted he was a Liberty man and that was when Gen. Greene introduced himself and asked James to guide him to where the rest of them were camped. James agreed.
On the way they ran into some of James neighbors who when questioned started giving the "wrong"answers. James took over answering the questions which quickly made it apparent to his neighbors who the men were and how close they came to be killed. His neighbors left him alone afterwards.
James and Mary may have had other children who did not survive. Malaria and Yellow Fever killed many people in North Carolina. The traditional listing to Rowan co. for James is incorrect as Rowan co. was not created until after his birth. A James Morgan shows up on the tax records of Orange co. (1772) just before part of it was partitioned off to make Guilford co. I couldn't find any record of a James Morgan in the parent counties of Rowan or in Rowan until the 1800's. There are several land records for a James Morgan in Guilford and Randolph counties. A James and Mary Morgan owned land on Sandy Creek where the Wrights also had land.
Father: Enoch MORGAN b: 1702 in North Carolina
Mary DAVIS b: 1736
in Rowan co. North Carolina
- Barbara MORGAN b: 1758 in Rowan co. North Carolina
- Mary MORGAN b: 12 Feb 1766 in Rowan co. North Carolina
- Martha Betsy MORGAN b: 8 Aug 1768 in Orange co.,North Carolina
- Isaac MORGAN b: 1775 in Guilford co.,North Carolina
- Author: Judith M. Jones
Title: GEDCOM File : judithjones2000.ged
141 W. Maxwell
Date: 26 Jun 2005
- Author: Debra Lee Griffin
Title: GEDCOM File : 3152294.ged
Date: 26 Oct 2005