Biography of Evan Morgan
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Morgan, Evan, was the pioneer of a large family who came from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, about 1799, and settled on a farm one mile east of South Lansing. The pioneer himself died on the old farm, aged eighty two years, and his wife, Sally Goodwin, died in the same place a few years before her husband. The descendants of Evan Morgan are still living in the county, although a number of them settled in other States, noticeably in Michigan. Their children were: William G., who married Fanny White; Thomas, who was killed in the war of 1812; Richard G., who married Elizabeth Ozmun; Charles, who married Phoebe Gibbs; Nelson, who married Melissa Talmadge; Edwin G., who married Cordelia Talmadge; Betsey, who married John Mead; Ruth, who married Abel Beach; Phoebe, who married John Tichenor; and Susan, who married Lemuel Kelsey. William G. Morgan, the oldest son of Evan, was born in Pennsylvania in 1789, and at the age of ten came with his parents to Lansing. He married Fanny White, and in 1832 moved to a farm near Benson's Corners, and died in Groton. His children were: Miles A., Nelson, Thomas, Phoebe, Richard, Fanny, Jerusha, Susan and Caroline. William G. Morgan died in 1870, and his wife in 1844. Richard Morgan was born June 18, 1820. Richard G. Morgan, son of Evan the pioneer, was born in Lansing in 1797, and died in Dryden in February, 1865. His wife, Elizabeth Ozmun, was born in 1805, and died in Dryden in 1868. They were married in 1824, and lived in the north part of the town. Their children were; Catharine, who married D. W. Manier, of Groton; Rich; Sara, who married W. R. Sanford; Elizabeth, who married William E. Brown; Isabelle, who married A. E. Snyder; Almira, who died in Dryden in 1876; Maria J., who married W. R. Fisher; and Adeline P., who married Joshua Dans. Rich Morgan, son of Richard G., and grandson of Evan, was born in Dryden in 1827. In 1855 he married Luana Van Nortwick, by whom he had four children: Ella V., wife of C. B. Tarbell; C. Glenn, Rich V., and one other who died in infancy. Rich Morgan died October 5, 1861, on the farm in Groton now owned by Richard Morgan, the latter having married the widow of Rich Morgan in 1864.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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