Philip W. Morgan, of Canada, born September 23, 1841, came to Buffalo when young, and resided there 12 years.
His father came to Darien and located on the farm where Mr. Morgan now lives. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. I, 100th
N. Y. Vols., serving three years and a half, and received an honorable discharge. He was in the battle of Fair
Oaks, was captured and sent to Libby prison, thence to Salisbury and Belle Isle, being confined in all four months,
when he was exchanged. He was at Fort Wagner during the siege, and from there was sent home on recruiting service
for four months, in 1863. He joined his regiment the next spring, was in the engagement at Drury's Bluff, was captured
and taken to Libby, thence to Dansville, Andersonville, and Florence prisons, when he was paroled. His seven months'
earnings while a prisoner were mittigated in part, and his life spared, by his shrewdness as a trader, and his
aptness in gaining the confidence of his guards. An imitation chain, made of bogus gold dollars, when polished
up furnished him additional food supplies, the last dollar bringing him in a porker of 90 pounds. His imprisonment
caused him to be in service six months beyond his term, and he returned home with poor health. December 26, 1865,
he married Sarah Dyer, of Darien. The next three years were spent in the Pennsylvania oil regions. His wife died
November 4, 1869, being the mother of his sons Walter E., a mechanic in Buffalo, and Endell N., who lives at home.
Mr. Morgan spent three years in Kansas, and then returned to Darien. January 14, 1873, he married Ella Burns. of
Pembroke, and she is the mother of his son George M., and daughters Winnie and Jennie, who live at home Mr. Morgan
has been highway commission and collector of taxes.
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890
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