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1798 Adam Morgan and mother Sarah Flaningham
Posted by: susan aldridge (ID *****2868) Date: June 13, 2004 at 22:37:15
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I still have not found Adam Morgans parents. I just discovered my father left papers saying that his mother said that her great great father fought in the Rev. war and his name was also Adam and his son was our Adam 1798 who my great great aunt told my mother was kicked out of Moorestown Meeting around 1820. (Evesham?) She said the family "moved on" after that. They did move after 1825 to Moreland 1830 and Blockley,Philadelphia 1840, Bridesburg, Philadelphia 1850, downtown Philly 1860. Then he died and was buried in Odd Fellows cemetery in the Charles Greener plot.

My great uncle Col. Sidney Morgan (Secretary of the Tarriff Commission under Eisenhower)left papers saying he was not sure about the name of the ancestor who fought in the 3rd M Regiment on the line under Elias. But that he was "sent sick.... " probably from Ft Ticonderoga. He also mentions that in 1954 he went looking for the boyhood home of Gen. Daniel Morgan in Harding (Hardingville) and found that it had burned "20 or 30 years ago." That a cement block building was standing in its place. That it was near the Kerns and the Webers. He must have had a map or address from the family. He does not say we are related to him, but why did he know the address?

My grandmother tells my father which he writes down that this Rev. War Adam Morgan was married to Sarah Flanigan whose mother was Sarah Jennings who was married to Michael Flanigan. But there is only one Sarah Jennings of the right time period and she married a George Flaningham. They had a Sarah Flaningham, but also a son Issac who had a Sarah Flaningham. My grandmother may have left out the Isaac generation. Because Sarah Jennings daughter Sarah married in about 1780 and then again in 1791 and that husband did not die till 1808 -according to LDS. of course, sources at LDS say Sarah Jennings had 2 Sarahs, 1853 and 1857. Maybe one by each husband if she married 2 Flaninghams.

I believe that the Sarah Jennings who married George Flningham/Flaningam is the right one. Either my grandmother remembered the name Michael wrongly or he was really George Michael or George had a brother Michael to whom she was married first, or second, and which no one knows about.

In 1880 NJ there are no Flaninghams left--I am wondering if the name changed slowly to Flaningan or Flanigan.That is the way my grandmother pronounced it to my father.

susan aldridge


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