Person:Samuel Morgan (11)

Samuel Morgan
d.Abt Feb 1770
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Morgan
Gender Male
Christening[1] 30 Apr 1703 York, Virginia, United StatesDenbigh Parish
Death[2] Abt Feb 1770
  1. - The Family History of John W. Pritchett.

    Samuel was christened in Denbigh Parish, York County, 30 April 1703, a son of Simon Morgan. Samuel Morgan secured a patent to 438 acres on the upper side of Deep Creek near Thomas Neal 29 September 1735. He appeared in Amelia County as early as its formation in 1736. The next year he was charged on 2 tithes including Janny, a slave. Samuel bought land first in Amelia County 26 September 1754 when Robert Coleman conveyed him two parcels of land. One parcel was 200 acres on the upper side of Winticomack Creek, for £40, and the other parcel was 300 acres, also on the upper side of Winticomack Creek, for £60. Six years later, on 20 May 1760, Samuel conveyed to his eldest son, John Morgan, 250 acres of this land for 10 shillings and “natural love & affection for son.” By November 1768 his other sons came of age and Samuel conveyed property to them, for “natural love, goodwill, and affection of son.” He gave William Morgan 218 acres and he gave Samuel Jr. 250 acres. This latter property was the same 250 acres Samuel Sr. bought from Robert Coleman in 1754. In July 1768 Samuel Morgan and David Neal resolved a dispute about the ownership of some slaves. “All differences are set aside and love and friendship subsist.” Six prominent citizens of the county witnessed the “Instrument of Writing.” Samuel Morgan Sr. wrote his will in Amelia County 24 January 1770 naming his wife and children. He must have died soon afterwards because his administrator, John Stanley, returned a report of the estate sale 22 March 1770. It is peculiar, however, that Samuel’s will, without a probate date, was recorded in Amelia County Will Book 2 among other wills of 1777. It was not until March 1777 when Daniel Gill, Robert Chappell, John Neal, and Cain Mann appraised his estate at £137.8.2 and assigned Mary her dower of five slaves. Mary must have died before 1780 when her eldest son, John, married. According to his will, Samuel and his wife, Mary, were the parents of the children listed.

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    Amelia County Will Book 2, 1771-80, p.205