Following Morgan/Morgan (Orien & James)
By Don Taylor
My half-sister Glennis is a DNA match on Ancestry.Com with several individuals who have common ancestors with Nathan Smith Morgan and his wife, Belinda Odell. In the search to determine Glennis’ biological father, I am continuing to develop a tree of the descendants of Francis and Fannie (McGregor) Morgan of Pleasants County, West Virginia. This time I look at Sarah D. Morgan, Orien Morgan, and James Cyrus Morgan. They are the ninth, tenth, and eleventh of eleven (known) children to be examined.
Francis and Fannie (McGregor) Morgan’s 11 (known) children
|Clara M Morgan||Gail Hemsworth
|Married Everett Luzader
Married Earl Deem
|Henry Clifford Morgan||None.||Died at age 15.|
|Lewis V. P. Morgan||Lula Edna Morgan
Opal Jean Morgan
|Died at age 2.
Married William Davis
|Rosa Virginia Morgan||Carrie Vernice May
Clara Bernice May
Mary Fannie May
Edna Marie May
Roy Harold May
|Married Pearl W. Dutton
Married Hezekiah Martin Morrison
Married Floyd T. Williamson
Married Clarence Gorell
Married Della Olive Hooper
|Dora D. Morgan||None||Died at age 2.|
|Ephraim Stokeley Morgan||Helen Virginia Morgan
Ralph W. Morgan
|Married Louis Scott – No Candidates
Died at age 1
|Nathan Spencer Morgan||None (Apparently)||Married Alice Redding|
|John A. Morgan||Louise
|Died as Infant.
Married Iris Edith Estep – 3 children.
Married Van Bert Franks – 1 child.Married Wilbert Clayton Bauer – No children.
|Sarah D Morgan||See Dora D Morgan above.|
|Orien E. Morgan||Melvel Cyrus
|Married – Daughter b. 1933
Married – Son b. 1938
Not a Candidate
Died as infant
|James Cyrus Morgan||James J
|Not a Candidate
Sarah D Morgan was born on 4 June 1876 to Francis & Fannie Morgan. This was a single birth. The same date and same parents indicate that the two individuals, Dora D. Morgan and Sarah D. Morgan are the same person. The child was buried as Dora D, so I use that name and have merged the individuals.
Orion E. Morgan was born on 1 Sept 1878 in West Virginia. He married Grace Martin about 1906; they had five boys, Mervel, Clarence, Richerd, Glen, and Carl. None of them appear to have had boys between 1925 and 1935. He died in 1973 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Cyrus Morgan was born in October of 1880. He married Annie Cecil [LNU]. They had one son and two daughters, none of them appear to have children between 1925 and 1935.
That completes my look AT the children of Francis and Fannie (McGregor) Morgan. I have not found any strong candidates with this group. Francis was the first of twelve children of Nathan Smith Morgan and Belinda Odell, so I will continue…
Next, I’ll look at the descendants of Samson G Morgan, son of Nathan Smith Morgan and Belinda Odell, who was born in 1842.
Note – My Criteria:
- “Candidates” are males born between 1925 and 1935.
- “Not considered” are females who are unlikely to have had a male child between 1925 and 1935.
- “Not a Candidate” are males born between 1915 and 1925 as being too young to have had a son between 1925 and 1935 and too old to be a candidate.
- “Possible but unlikely” are males born between 1925 and 1935, but are not named Paul or Phil, which are the likely names of Glennis’ biological father, or otherwise don’t appear to fit the “likely candidate” criteria as being in Minnesota or Michigan in 1953. I will revisit these possibilities later of this project fails to find a potential candidate.
This is a quickly developed “notional” tree. I have all supporting documents regarding Orien Eli Morgan & descendants documents in a separate folder. All records used were found at the following sites:
For specific sources that I used, please email me or use the contact form below.
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