I’ve seen it reported that the Leah Morgan who married William Scholl was the sister of the Sarah Morgan who was the mother of Daniel Boone.However, I’ve also seen it said that instead Leah Morgan was the granddaughter of Edward Morgan and Margaret Elizabeth Jarman Morgan whereas Sarah Morgan was the daughter of that Edward Morgan and Margaret Elizabeth Jarman Morgan.
I’ve seen it reported that Leah Morgan was born about 1732 in Somerset Co NJ. I haven’t seen any indication that Edward and Margaret Elizabeth Jarman Morgan ever lived in Somerset Co NJ.It seems more likely that if Leah Morgan’s father was named Edward Morgan then he would have been the Edward Morgan who lived near Shepherdstown who was a witness on the 1745 will of John Van Meter. That Edward Morgan has been said to have been the son of Joseph Morgan born in 1728 in Haverford, PA who married to Elizabeth Lloyd and died bef. 8 Feb 1748 or 1749 inFrederick Co., VA.If Leah was the daughter of that Edward Morgan then she would have been a great granddaughter of Edward Morgan and Margaret Elizabeth Jarman Morgan.
Recall that John Van Meter migrated from NJ to Monocacy in MD and then to VA near Shepardstown.Likewise my ancestor Peter Bowman migrated from NJ to VA near Linville Creek where he died about 1763. Peter Bowman was the son in law of Capt. Peter Scholl, the father of the William Scholl who married Leah Morgan. A book I haven't seen regarding the Monocacy Cemetery includes the names Scholl and Bowman in the index. Perhaps the Scholl's and Bowman's were also in the Monocacy area before migrating to VA.I would love to know what is said about the Scholl's and Bowman's in that book.The first wife of Capt. Peter Scholl was named Deborah.Some think that she was descended from Edward Morgan and Elizabeth Jarman Morgan.
I tend to believe that William Scholl (b 1731 d 1803) married an Annette Loray Van Meter as his first wife and that she, rather than Leah Morgan, was the mother of the Peter Scholl who married Mary Boone and that she was also the mother of Peter Scholl’s brother Joseph.It seems possible that Annette Loray Van Meter may have been related to the Isaac Van Meter who was married to William Scholl's half sister Elsjen (Alice).
Alice Van Metre was granted letters of administration on Isaac Van Meter’s estate on 7 Feb 1748. Many report that William Scholl's half sister Elsjen (Alice) Scholl married a Capt. Richard Morgan after the death of her first husband Isaac Van Meter. Could it be that this Capt. Richard Morgan was related to the Leah Morgan who married Elsjen Scholl's half brother William Scholl?And could it be that this Capt. Richard Morgan was the man who received the large grant for land in the area that became known as Shepherdstown? Capt. Richard Morgan’s will was probated in Winchester, Frederick County, VirginiaDecember 6, 1763. By that time the children of Isaac Van Meter and Alice Scholl Van Meter would have been adults.
The "WVa Historical Magazine Quarterly 1901-1905" indicates that the legatees in Richard Morgan’s will were daughterMary Swearingen; daughter Sarah Morgan; daughter Olive Stockdon; son, William Morgan; son, Isaac Morgan; Samuel Stockdon, son of John; Richard and John Morgan, sons of Jacob; Jean Morgan, daughter of Jacob Morgan; son Jacob, son Abel.The executors were his son William Morgan and his son in law, Thomas Swearingen. A Robert Pearis was mentioned in the will. Perhaps he was just a witness.
I am not aware of how the Robert Pearis was related to Capt. Richard Morgan.Richard Morgan sold 175 acres on the east side of Opeckon' Creek that he had obtained from Jost Hite to George Pearis, the elder, who in 1749 devised the land to his grandson George Pearis. It appears that George and Sarah Pearis and their family were among the families collected by Jost Hite in Philadelphia and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania about 1735. The grandson George Pearisassigned his interest in the same land to Jacob Hite on October 10,1765.The original Pearis homestead was about 5 miles northwest of what is now Winchester VA.
At one time Jost Hite had 175 acres on the east side of Opeckon' Creek which had been surveyed by Robert Brook in 1734. Hite assigned this tract to Richard Morgan who then sold it to George Pearis, the elder, who in 1749 devised the land to his grandson George Pearis. The original Pearis homestead was about 5 miles northwest of what is now Winchester VA.Some assume that Richard Morgan was related in some way to George Pearis, the elder. George Pearis had a son Richard Pearis who was actively involved in obtaining the assistance ofCherokee warriors during the French and Indian Wars. In 1754 Richard Pearis was working with Nathaniel Gist, the father of Sequoyah who developed the Cherokee alphabet, in attempting to obtain the assistance of Cherokee warriors.
It is believed that Capt. Richard Morgan was first married to a woman named Jane (some say Taylor).On 23 and 24 August 1738 John Van Meter (Metre) of Orange County obtained for 100 pounds current money from Richard Morgan of the same place and his wife Jane "290 acres between the dividing of Josiah Jones and Charles Anderson's path ... near fish spring."Josiah Jones may have been a relative of the Robert Jones who married Mary Van Meter, a daughter of John Van Meter. I have not determined who the father was for Capt. Richard Morgan. Perhaps he was a brother to the Edward Morgan who married Susanna Taylor.
Capt. Richard Morgan had children named William Morgan (ca 1723-1788) who married Drusilla Swearingen, a daughter of Thomas Swearingen III also known as Thomas of the Ferry; Jacob Morgan; Mary Morgan who married Thomas Swearingen, a son of Thomas Swearingen III; Olive Morgan who married John Stockdon; Sarah Morgan who married William Neeley; Abel Morgan (d1784) who married Elizabeth Bedinger; and Isaac Morgan who married a woman named Lethitia.Some apparently think that Capt. Richard Morgan also had a son James Morgan who married Margaret Hedges, the sister of Ruth Hedges who married Abraham VanMeter.However, that is questionable since Capt. Richard’s Morgan’s will doesn’t mention a son James and it is believed that the James Morgan who married Margaret Hedges didn’t die until he was as killed by Indians in Berkeley County West VA in the time period of 1778 to 1779.
Capt. Richard Morgan’s sons William Morgan (b abt 1723) andAbel Morgan (b 1755?) have been said to have been born in NJ. Thus it may be that Richard Morgan was a descendant of Edward Morgan and Elizabeth Jarman Morgan who migrated from PA to NJ.
On 8 Feb. 1748, an Elizabeth Lloyd Morgan was granted administration of estate of a Joseph Morgan. Richard Morgan and George Pearis were her securities. That Joseph Morgan is believed to have been the brother of the Sarah Morgan who was the mother of Daniel Boone and thus the son of Edward Morgan and Margaret Elizabeth Jarman Morgan.Joseph Morgan married Elizabeth Lloyd September 8, 1728 at the Harveford MM.Perhaps Capt. Richard Morgan was the son of this Joseph Morgan.
Some say Edward Morgan and his wife to be Margaret Elizabeth Jarman, the parents of Squire Boones wife, are believed to have arrived at Philadelphia on the ship “The Morning Star” from Liverpool in 1683.However, Margaret Elizabeth has also been said to have been born in 1678 in Bucks, Pennsylvania. She married Edward Morgan in 1694 in Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.
He was the son of James Morgan and Alice Hopton. Edward Morgan has been said to have been born 1670 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to have beenchristened in Gwynedd, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, and to have died in 1739 in Gwynedd, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.Margaret Elizabeth Jarman is believed to have beenthe daughter of a John Jarman who was born 5 Oct 1654 in Llanguring, Nantmel, Wales.
Edward Morgan and Margaret Elizabeth first settled in the Towamencin region of PA. In 1702 Griffith Jones received a patent from the Commissioners of Property for the 600 acres in Towamencin and sold 300 acres of it to Edward Morgan by deed dated 26 February 1708.Edward Morgan was known as a tailor.OnSeptember 22, 1714 Edward Morgan received a deed for 500 acres of George Claypoole's 1000 acres in Towamencin.By 1713 Edward Morgan had apparently moved to Montgomery because in the deed from Claypool he is described as a "yeoman of Montgomery."The original Morgan Log house has been restored and preserved. The house is located on Weikel Road, between Allentown Road and Snyder Road (off Rt. 363), Towamencin Township, near Lansdale, Montgomery County PA.
I’ve seen reference to a book "Genealogy of the Morgan Family Descendants of David Morgan”by LaHonda Jo Morgan which states that about the year 1720, the parents of David, Sarah, and Daniel Morgan, with about twenty other Quaker families from Wales emigrated to America and first settled in Bucks county, Pennsylvania and then about 1725 moved across the Delaware River a few miles above Trenton and settled near its banks and opened up a farm in what is now Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Obviously the date of 1720 for the immigration of Edward Morgan and Margaret Elizabeth Jarman must be wrong if Margaret married Edward Morgan in 1694 in Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.Also Sarah Morgan married Squire Boone in 1720.It seems unlikely that Sarah Morgan and Squire Boone moved to Hunterdon County NJ about 1725; however, if they did then their could have been some sort of contact between my ancestor Capt. Peter Scholl and the parents of Daniel Boone.
I’ve seen it said that the children of Edward Morgan and Margaret Elizabeth Jarman included:
William Morgan, d. bef. 29 July 1741, md. 1st in 1713 Elizabeth Roberts at the Radnor Monthly Meeting, md. 2nd, Catharine Robeson in 1731.
Edward Morgan, d. bef. 7 May 1718md. Margaret (?)
Elizabeth Morganmd. 1710 to Cadwallader Morris.
John Morgan, d. bef. 5 May 1747 in Frederick co., VA, md. 1721 to Sarah Lloyd, the marriage was witnessed by Dorothy Morgan, Edw. Morgan, William Morgan, Daniel Morgan, Sarah Boone, Squire Boone and others
Daniel Morgan, b. 1691, d. June 1773, md 1718 at Gwynedd MM, PA Elizabeth Roberts.
Margaret Morgan, b. 1693 d.1750, md. 1713 Samuel Thomas
Morgan Morgan, d. Mar/Apr 1727, md. ca. 1718 Dorothy Hughes.
Alice Morgan, d. before 23 Oct 1742, md abt 1718 atGwynedd MM, PA, Jenkin Evans
Deborah Morgan, reported to have died as a child in 1699 near Philadelphia PA.
Sarah Morgan, b. ca. 1700/1, d. 1777, md. 1720, Gwynedd MM, PA, Squire Boone.
Mary Morgan, probably d. bef. 1755, md. John Wright.
Joseph Morgan, b. 1702 d. 1748/9, Frederick co., VA, md. 1728, Elizabeth Lloyd.
It appears that the Edward Morgan who married Susanna Taylor was the grandson of the Edward Morgan who married Margaret Elizabeth Jarman and that his father Joseph Morgan was the brother of the Sarah Morgan who married Squire Boone and became the mother of Daniel Boone.Perhaps that Edward Morgan (b abt 1736) was the brother of the Leah Morgan who married William Scholl.The Edward Morgan who married Susanna Taylor had a brother James Morgan b. 1746 who married an Elizabeth Taylor.
The Joseph Morgan who married who married Elizabeth Lloyd had a brother John Morgan who married a Sarah Lloyd.OnMay 5, 1747, Sarah Morgan widow and relict of John Morgan was named administrator for his estate. Joseph Morgan and James Davis were her securities.Then onAug 6, 1747 Joseph Morgan was made the administrator for the estate of Sarah Morgan. Andrew Campbell and Thomas Swearingen are also mentioned.
Perhaps the Leah Morgan who married William Scholl was the daughter of this Joseph Morgan.Some seem to think that Leah Morgan was a first cousin of Daniel Boone presumable through a relative of Daniel Boone’s mother Sarah Morgan.I have seen one report where Leah was referred to as Leah Jarman Morgan.
The Rachel Morgan who married Isaac Van Meter on 27 Dec 1791 in Ohio Co., Virginia was the daughter of an Edward Morgan (b 1736d. ca. 1799, Ohio Co., VA) who married Susanna Taylor about 1763.That Edward Morgan has been said to have been the son of Joseph Morgan born in 1728 in Haverford, PA who married to Elizabeth Lloyd and died bef. 8 Feb 1748 or 1749 inFrederick Co., VA. That would mean that the Edward Morgan who married Susanna Taylor was the grandson of the Edward Morgan who married Margaret Elizabeth Jarman and that his father Joseph Morgan was the brother of the Sarah Morgan who married Squire Boone.The Edward Morgan who married Susanna Taylor could have been the brother or the father of the Leah Morgan who married William Scholl.