Biography of George Morgan
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Morgan, George, Potsdam, was born on a farm in Potsdam, April 12, 1845, a son of John and grandson of George. John Morgan was born in County Maith, Ireland, in 1813, and came here with his parents in 1830. He was employed by David Clarkson about four years, and ten years after coming to this country bought a farm of one hundred acres in Potsdam, where his whole life was spent. He married when a young man Mary McGinness, also a native of Ireland, and they had six children, five of whom are still living James, a farmer of Potsdam; Bridget, of Potsdam; Ann, wife of Thomas Horan, of Potsdam; John, also a farmer of Potsdam; and George. John, the father, died September 20, 1888. Mrs. Moran is still living at seventy six years of age. The whole life of our subject has been spent in this town. He was given a good education and in his younger days was employed in the neighboring mills. In 1883 he bought a farm of 200 acres, known as the Leonard farm, and part of the Usher & Dart farm. Mr. Morgan is a Democrat. He was a trustee of St. Andrews church for the year 1892. He narried in 1870 Bridget, daughter of James O'Brien, a native of Canada, and they had four children - one died in infancy, three now living: James William, John Leslie, and Bridget lrene, Mrs. Morgan died November 28, 1887.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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