Family:Evan Morgan and Joanna Biles (1)

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Marriage? bef. 1748
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abt 1775
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15 Oct 1789
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1762 At Sea
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bef. 1748
1774

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  • Caution: Craig, 2001 1 did not list Anne Morgan as a daughter of this family. More research needed.
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    per John A Craig, 2001:

    ... EVAN MORGAN, son of David Morgan, friend of Washington, and friend and neighbor of Benjamin Franklin, was born in Wales, emigrated with his father and at least one brother to Pennsylvania, about 1717. He became a wealthy merchant of Philadelphia. Evan Morgan married Joanna Biles, daughter of George Biles and Martha Blackshaw of Bucks Coiunty, Pa., in 1724. Her grandfather William Biles came to America in 1679, on the ship "Elizabeth and Sarah," and Randall Blackshaw, father of Martha, came on the ship "Submission" in 1682. The latter held some 1,500 acres of the five thousand acres puchased of William Penn by James Harrison. His father was Captain Randall Blackshaw, of Hollongee, in Cheshire, England, an officer in the army of Charles during the Great Rebellion.
    Joanna (Biles) Morgan died in childbirth in 1743, at Philadelphia. She and Evan Morgan had nine children. When Evan died in 1748, he left his children well provided for...his property was considerable, aside from his business and his iron interst, and the profits from these latter were invested for the benefit of his sons until they should come of age.

    CHILDREN OF EVAN AND JOANNA (BILES) MORGAN:
    1) Morris Morgan, born at Philadelphia, died circa 1775 at St. Bartholomew's.
    2) Evan Morgan Jr., born at Philadelphia, died in 1775.
    3) Dr. John Morgan, born June 10, 1735 at Philadelphia, married Mary Hopkinson of Philadelphia, established the first school of medicine in North America, first Surgeon-General of the United States, died Oct. 15, 1789, at Philadelphia.
    4) Hannah Morgan, born in 1737 at Philadelphia, married the Rev. Dr. Samuel Stillman of Boston in 1759, died in 1821 at Boston.
    5) MARY MORGAN, "remained single at home," died Feb. 1775.
    6) Thomas Morgan, born at Philadelphia, "died of Yellow Fever in Jamaica."
    7) Martha Morgan, born at Philadelphia, married John Austin.
    8) Benjamin Morgan, born at Phiadelphia, "lost at sea 1762."
    9) George Morgan, born and died an infant at Philadelphia.
    10) Col. George Morgan, born Feb. 14, 1743, at Philadelphia, married Mary Baynton of Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1764, and died after an illustruous, adventurous career on March 10, 1810, at Morganza Estate, Washington county, Pa.