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Genealogy, Sims, Roberta Stuart, authorHISTORY OF THE BOONE, BRYAN, MORGAN FAMILIES By Roberta Stuart Sims (Mrs. E. Kittredge Sims) Davie Co. Public L; 319 Forest Avenue MCCE Svil�2 Shreveport, Louisiana 1 George Boone was a weaver by trade and a Quaker by religion. He was born in 1666 in the hamlet of Stoak near Exeter in Devonshire, England. In his time, the Quakers were oppressed .and George Boone therefore sought information of William Penn, his co -religionist, re- garding the colony which Penn had established in America. In 1712 he sent his three children, George, Sarah and Squire to spy out the land. Sarah and Squire remained in Pennsylvania, while their brother, George, returned to England with glowing reports. On August 17, 1717, George Boone, his wife and the rest of his children journeyed to Bris- tol and sailed for Philadelphia, arriving there on the 10th of October. The Boones went first to Abingdon, the Quaker farming community. Later, they moved to the northwestern frontier hamlet of North Wales, a Welsh community which a few years previously had turned Quaker. (Reference "Pioneers of the Old Southwest" by Skinner, pp. 2k-25) George Boone's wife was Mary Milton Maugridge. (Ref. "The Boone y � Bulletin" and "The American Pioneer Records") J Their children were: uP 1. George - born 1690 Married Deborah Howell O] a J N 2. Sarah - born ? it Jacob Stover x 3.Squire JosepFi born about 16 99 Married " Sarah Morgan d U - born 170Ii Ca eEh r W 2 5. Benjamin - born 1706 " Sussannah > 0 FJ p� In 1718, George Boone took up 400 acres in Olay in the subdivision eJ to be later called Exeter and there lived in a log cabin. He died in 17.4.. He left 8 children, 52 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, English, German, Welsh and Scotch blended into one family of Americans. Among the Welsh Quakers was a family of Morgans. In 1720 Squire � _ Boone, a son of George and Mary (Maugridge) Boone married Sarah Morgan. -4 A Welsh American pioneer of note who came early to Pennsylvania was Edward Morgan, the grandfather of two great Americans, Daniel Boone of Kentucky, son of Squire and Sarah (Morgan) Boone and Gen. Daniel Morgan, according to Quaker records. (Ref. p. 22 "Boone Bulletin" and "Amer- ican Pioneer Records". Vol. 11, 1934.-39) 0 J Every effort has been made to learn something of the ancestry of Sarah Morgan, wife of Suire Boone but without appreciable results. It Is claimed, of course, that Sar is father was Edward Morgan of Gevynedd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her marriage record shows that fact be- yond all doubt. It is also reasonably certain that her brothers and sisters were the young Morgans, whose marriage records,.like her own, state that they were children of Edward Morgan of Gevynedd. Beyond these facts, there is nothing authentic upon which to base any state- ment connecting Sarah (Morgan) Boone with any other Morgan family record. I r • • • . • 2 HISTORY OF THE BOONS, BRYAN, MORGAN FAMILIES (Ref* p. 542 Morgan Family by ) . In "Life of Gen. Daniel Morgan of the Virginia Line" by Jamas raaYn, we find, "It is interest- ing to know that these two famous fighters of the Revolutionary period-, Daniel Morgan and Daniel Boone were first cousins, but we have found • no adequate proof of this connection*" The marriage of Edward Morgan's children into the great Welsh families indicate that ey, Dan el Boone and Gen. Daniel Morgan, are connected by blood. Recorded marriages of Edward Morgan t s children are as follows m W There might have been other children. 1710 Elizabeth Morgan Married Cadwallader Morris 1713 Margaret Morgan " Samuel Thomas 1718 Daniel Dorgan Elizabeth Roberts 1720 Sarah, Morgan (Born 170.) t' -Squire Boone 1721 John Morgan " Sarah Lloyd 1728 Joseph Morgan " Elizabeth Lloyd 1731 William Morgan (widower) Catherine Robinson (Ref. American Pioneer Records and The Boone Bulletin Vol. II, 1934--39) It was in North Wales hamlet, Pennsylvania, that Squire Boone met Sarah Mor•�a and married her in 1720 in a quaker meeting house. Their children were: (Record obtained from The Boone Family by Hazel Atter- bury Spraker, published by the Tuttle Co., Rutland, Vt. 1922 Edition) 1. Sarah Born April 7, 172). Died 1824 Married John Wil- cozen Known issue by this marriage were: Daniel Rachel Elizabeth Davie Co. ` P '� '' 2. Israel Born May 20, 1729 Married about 1:4i4blt f tr@LcQR 3. Samuel Born May 3, 1728 Died 1815 Married Sarah Day' :3' I s sue . �> 0- Samuel - Samue1 6 Thomas Rebecca w Mary Levi Squire - born October 139 1760 in.South Carolina; died June 28, 1817 in Todd County, Ken- tucky. He was a Baptist preacher and was married on September 1, 1784, in Fay- ette County Ey., to Anna Gruggs - born June 23, 1796 .*died August 25, 1843, _ daughter of William and Susanna (Hearn) Gruggs. (Grubbs) They had 13 children • (Raf. MSS 04.83 Drapers) f . r3 HISTORY OF THE BOONS, BRYAN$ MORGAN FAMILIES . Jonathan Born December 6, 1730 Married • Issue: John ;G septi Daniel 5. Elizabeth Borb February 16, 1?32 Married William Grant b. 1720 died 176. Issue: Mary John Israel Da vie Co. . Sarah; y William r •►� r SaIM3 el Squire Elizabeth Moses Rebecca 6. Daniel - The famous pioneer and Indian fighter was born Oct, 22, 1?340 died September 229 1820 in Missouri. Mar- ried Rebecca Bryan, daughter of Joseph and Alee Bryan. .Issue: James ' Israel Sus s annah Jemima ` Levina Rebecca Daniel Jesse William Nathan 7. Marg Born March 14., 1736 Died 1819 Married William Bryan, brat he r to Rebecca and Martha Bryan. Issue: - Samuel adn a Daniel William Phebe Hannah a John Sarah Q Abner w Elizabeth a Mary 8. George Born January 13,-1739 Died 1820 Married Ann or Nancy Linville Issue: Marg Elendar • William George HISTORY OF THE BOONE, BRYAN, MORGAN FAMILIES Sarah Nancy Sussannah Mariah Samuel Edward Nester 4 9. Edward Born March 30, 1740, was killed at the first battle of Blue Licks 1780. Married Martha Bryan, daughter of Joseph Alee Bryan and siter of Rebecca Bryan, wife of Edward's famous brother, Daniel. From "The Wars of Kentucke " by Daniel Boone: "Yq footsteps have been marked with blood. Two darling sons and a brother have I lost by savage hands. What thanks, what ardent and ceaseless thanks are due to that all superintending Providence which has turned a cruel war into peace. May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster.. War, from all lands." Note: Daniel Boone couldn't spell but certainly had mull command of the English language. (It is said that his parents spoke beautiful English) His expression of thoughts in all of his letters is splendid. Many of his letters are now in the Congressional Library, Washington, D.C. At Boone Is Statkon may be seen the rude limestone slabs erected by Boone himself on the graves of his brother, Edward, his son Israel and his nephew, Thomas Boone, the two latter were victims of the 2d Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Note: All descendants of Edward Boone are eligible for membership in the patriotic organizations, S.A.R. and D.A.R., because of his service rendered to his country in repulsing the British and Indians in the 1st Battle of Blue Licks. The children of Edward and Martha (Bryan) Boone were: r Mary, who married Peter Scholl George Joseph z Sarah, who married William Hunter U La Jane, born September 18, 1762, married Morgan Pdorgan, born September 10, 1760 CL Charity In "Abstracts of Early Wills and Inventories" by J. Estelle King, I found the following abstract notation: "Clark County, Kentucky, dated May 12, 1793, Martha Boone bequeathed to the following children, George, Joseph, Charity, Jane Morgan, Mary Scholl and Sarah Hunter - Executor, John Morgan Jr." 51 HISTORY OF THE BOONE, BRYAN, ' MORGAN FAMILIE Su�1� CO. F� .'`, r; . t . \J No ee : The birth dates of Jane Morgan, Sept�ee7 u 1,762 and -that of her husband Morgan Morgan, September 101 T760 were registered in my grandparen is t (Evander Smith and Mary Cunningham Morgan) Bible. Mg - grandparents were sec- ond cousins, Evander Smith Morgan being the grandson of Morgan and Jane (Boone) Morgan. Mary Cunningham was the granddaughter of Morgan and Jane (Boone) Morgan. In this manuscript I am making note of all available data, hence the recording of the following regarding Sarah Boone, sister of Jane, obtained from "American Pioneer Records" and "The Boone Bulletin". Sarah, daughter of Edward and Martha (Bryan) Boone mar- ried Vb*- Hunter. Their daughter, Polly, married James Hudgins, whose daughter, Kitty, married Charles Lowrey, whose daughter Mary, married Dan. W. Young. f 10. Squire Boone II, born October 5, 1744, died in 1815 - married Jane van Cleve. Issue: Enoch Born Oct 1765 Jonathan " 1766 MR Mosesl769 " L' Isaiah " 1772 ��f, Sarah u 1775 morgan " 1778 ll. Hannah Born August 1746, died 1826 ' l `• �o 0 Married: 1st time to John Stewart or Stuart w 2d time to Richard Pennington > Issue: . Daniel Pennington At page 33 "Socie. ty of Colonial Wars", it is recorded that Squire Boone- I, 196-1765, served against the Catawba and Cherokee Indians om Several occasions. He was Juatice for Rowan County, North Caro- lina. This record establishes membership for Squire Boone is descend- ants in . the Colonial Dames of America. Squire Boone enlarged his farm by thrift. He continued his trade of weaving and kept 5 or 6 looms going making homespun cloth for the market and neighbors. The Boones were prosperous and happy in Oley and it may be wondered why they left their. farms and l6oms, both of which were profitable, and set their faces toward the unknown. It is recorded that, though they were Quakers, they were of a high mettle and were not infrequent- ly dealt with by the Meeting. Two of Squire Boone t s children mar- ried "worlding s" - non -Quakers - and were, in consequence, disowned by the Society of Friends, In defiance of his sect Wkiah strove to mak, make him sever all connection with his unruly offsprings Squire Boone refused to shut.his door on the son and daughter who had scandalized local Quakers. The Society of Friends thereupon expelled him. This occurred, apparently, in the winter of 1748-49. In the spring of 1750 we see the whole Boone family (save two sons) with their wives and children, household goods and stock on the great highway bound M 6 ® HISTORY OF B OO NE, BRYAN, MORGAN FAMILIES MOCIK"Willel NI for a land where the hot. heart and -belligerent 61rit shall not Ve held amiss. They moved from Pennsylvania to Rowan County, North Carolina. Squire Boone died in his 65th year in 1764 and was buried Rowan County at the fork of Yadkin River about 10 miles above the fork on a place called Burning Rigg; his wife, Sarah (Morgan) Boone died in her 72d year in 1776 and was buried beside her husband. Author t s Note: Another . re cord states that Squire and Sarah ( Morgan) Boone are buried in Joppa graveyard near Mocks- ville, North Carolina. (Note by Louise Utley - They are buried in Joppa graveyard about one mile North of Mocks- ville, North Carolina. There is a historical marker in front of the graveyard stating the fact that the parent of Daniel Boone are buried there.) M I Jane Boone, born September 18, 1762, died December 1, 1812, wag the daughter of Edward and Martha ( Bryan) Boone, granddaughter of m Squire I 'and Sarah (Morgan) Boone. She married Morgan Morgan, born September 10, 1760, died March 18, 1835. (Ref. Family Bible) 6 o I have been unable to ascertain the blood relationship, if any'2 between Jane Boone and her husband, Morgan Morgan, because of lack o genealogical information on Morgan Morgan ' s family. However, I am of. the opinion that there did exist a remote - degree of blood relationship, because in my study of various Morgan genealogies, I have observed that the earliest Morgan immigrants to this country came f rom Males and a great many of them settled in the Welsh community of Pennsylvania, as did Eduard Morgan, grandfather of Jane Boone who was the wife of Morgan Morgan, From a manuscript which has long been preserved in our Morgan family records, I obtained the following data: The Morgan family moved from Virginia to Kentucky and were among the first settlers def that territory in about the year 17?5 or 1780 and remained in Kentucky until 1800, then removed to the Spanish terr- itory known as Louisiana and settled on Bluff Creek, now in the Parish of East Fleiciana. The family that came from Kentucky to -Louisiana were as follows: Two brothers, Morgan Morgan and John Morgan and two ' sisters, Sarah Morgan and Nanoy Morgan . Morgan Morgan married Jane Boone by which marriage he left the f ollowing eight heirs, to . wit : _ 1. Williams who married: 1st Mary Vardell, dughter of John Vardell who emigrated with the Morgan family from Kentucky; 2d Name unknown Issue: Morgan Morgan Jane Morgan 2.. George, born 1792 and died without issue. (Accorfing to Bible record in possession of Mrs. Robert L. Morgan, RFD As Baton Rouge, Louisiana) - 3. D_ married three times: lst wife - name unknown 2d wife was Rachel Smith 3d wife was Rachel Felps ,r ♦ f HISTORY OF BOONS, BRYAN, MORGAN FAMILIES Issue - lst marriage One heir: Wineford Morgan married Martin J. Naul (spelled Vinef ord in Nau1 family Bible, so must be different from Winifred) 2d marriage Eli Morgan. Evsnder Smith Morgan Thomas Milton Ido r= SOHN%, U0.1 -L..... 3d marriage Elizabeth Morgan, anc Morgan ; foocksville, L y (Evander Smith Morgan was born December 22, 1834 and died November 8, 1878 of yellow fever*) 4. Charity, married Isaac. Miller, no living heirs. 5. Elizabeth, married lst : Morgan from North Carolina and left one son, Tomas Dorgan; 2d: Jesse Sweeny and left one son, Hampton Sweeny 6. Martha, -married Uvnah Kenner Issue: Martha, who. married Daniel Ambnnse Cunningham 7. Hannah, born 1797 (Bible Record) died in 1821. Married Hiram Thacker of Kentucky. 8. Mary, born 1?94 (Bible Record) died in 1821. Married George McDuf f y and removed to the state of Kentucky and le f t two heirs - names unknown. 7 Evander Smith Morgan ( see under #3 above) born December 22, 183 ., died Nobember,8, 1878, married his second cousin, Mary Alice Cunning- ham (born July 26, 1838, died 1896) in Amite County, Mississippi, on Augu st.26, 1856, daughter of Daniel Ambrose Cunningham and Martha (Kenner) Cunningham (see under #6 ' above ) The children of Evander Smith Morgan • and Mary Alice ( Cunni am ) Morgan were: m 1. Daniel Thomas 2. William. -E, cv Charles Cunningham Mary Alice 5• Robert Lee n. 6. Thomas Oscar 7, Henry Arthur 8. Mattie 9. Evander Smith Jr. C Note ::_ wander Smith Morgan, Captain, Company G, 3d (Wingfield) Louisiana Calvalry, CSA, entered June O, 1862 at Greenville Springs, Mississippi. According to Federal rolls of prisoners of war, was captured at Port Hudson, Louisiana on July 9, 1863, sent to New Orleans, Louisiana July 159 1863. Received at Ft. Columbus in New D HISTORY OF BOONE, BRYAN, MORGAN FAMILIES York Harbor October 10, 1863. Forwarded to Johnston Island, Ohio October 15, 1863. Transferred to Port Lookout, Maryland, from Ft. Delaware, April 28, 1865. Released on oath in June 1865. BRYAN FAMILY - Martha Bryan, wife of eward Boone, was a daugMtb3-'`tif °` os pii' and Alae Bryan of Virg niia. Her grandfather, Morgan Bryan (born -1-671 and no previous Morgan connection to indicate that he was given the name Morgan because of family ties) came to America in 1695 and here married Martha Strode in 1719, a descendant of Sir William Strode, one of the signers of the death warrant of King Charles I. From his brother came the great commoner, William Jennings Bryan. The father of Morgan Bryan was Francis Bryan III, who married Sarah Brinker, a cousin of the Prince of Orange, and his father was William Smith Bryan, son of Sir Francis Bryan II (born 1649) and Ann, daughter of Sir William Smith. Sir Francis Bryan II, was a son of Sir Francis I and Lady Joan Fitz -Gerald, and he was a son of Sir Thomas Bryan and Lady Margaret, daughter of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Frederick Tilney. Sir Humphrey Bourchier's parents were Sir John Bourchier (Earl of Eire) and Lady Ann Plantagenet. This Lady Ann was a daughter of Thomas of Woodstock (Duke of Gloucester) and Lady Eleanor de Bohun (pronounced Boone and said to be the same family as the American Boones). Thomas of Woodstock was a son of Edward III, King of England and Phillipa of Hainsult. Lady Margaret Bourchier, wife of Sir Thomas Bryan, was a cousin of Queen Ann Boleyn and was a favorite at the glamorous court of Henry VIII, who had a predeliction for wives. She is said to have been very beautiful and most fascinating and her influence was so great and far- reaching that jealous couriers in their "whisperings" even suggested a "royal Romance". (Ref. "Brianana" by Edward A. Bryan)