MORGAN CEMETERY, (Parks Rd)
LINCOLN COUNTY TENNESSEE
This lost cemetery at this GPS upon the hill on East side of Parks Road (This is near the Renegar Cem.) I (C.W. Austin) have not been here but by the exploration of historical cemetery mapping (USGS Mapping) and Google maps I am lead to believe this cemetery can be found at GPS N 35.20144 X W -86.47252 (yellow Check) though I know there are no signs of marked stones in the middle of a cleared cattle pasture. Other possibilities are: GPS N 35.20177 X -86.47142 (white Check) Another: N 35.20019 X -86.47594 (Red Check) or even: N GPS 35.20109 X W -86.48239. (Pink Check) One of these places could be an old house site, or a slave graveyard with few signs of the graves today or even a unreported cemetery for early settlers with or without marked stones.
No one has found this cemetery in many years if ever. Court papers say:
MORGAN, Capt John, 1753 - 1816,
Revolutionary War Soldier who came to Lincoln County in the latter part of his
life - interred near here in a lost grave.
Capt John Morgan is believed to be buried here though his grave is lost. He was born 1753 and died 1816 or 1817, but as you will read below some say 1830ish and was known to be a Revolutionary War Soldier - see below.
Information according to the book Cemetery Records of Lincoln County Tennessee by Tim & Helen Marsh. Their source was court house records.
It is known that Lewis Morgan and Henry Morgan lived in this neighborhood as found in the 1820-1830 censuses. I do not know if Lewis & Henry died here or transferred elsewhere. See Austin Morgan settlements map here of the East/West Forks of Mulberry creek.
C. Wayne Austin 2013
Find A Grave contributor Vonnie Cantrell has made the following available to the readers:
Captain John Morgan, Jr., DAR Ancestor Number A080464, was the son of Squire John Morgan, 1735 - 1787, DAR Ancestor #: A080465, and Martha Ann Settle, 1732 - 1820. He married Mary Hall (Find A Grave Memorial# 45035472)1763 - 1850, daughter of William Hall 1740 – 1787, Ancestor Number A049579, and Thankful Doak.Captain and Mary Hall Morgan were the parents of several children, including:
John Hall Morgan
Hiram Suttle Morgan
William Paul Morgan
Mary Polly Morgan1803 – 1856
I (Vonnie) have included an article from GenForum below:
Capt. John Morgan.
Written by Jay Guy Cisco
From Historic Sumner County, Tennessee 1909.
Captain John Morgan, a Revolutionary soldier, came to Sumner County in 1784 with his father-in-law, Major William Hall, whose eldest daughter, Mary, he had married before leaving North Carolina. He built his fort on an eminence in the vicinity of Rogana, on lands now owned by Dr. Jesse Johnson. Some of the logs of which the fort was constructed are now in the walls of a barn on the farm of Dr. Johnson. Captain Morgan's father, Squire John Morgan, came with him and was killed by an Indian warrior while returning from the spring under the hill. The Indian rushed upon him and sank his tommyhawk deeply into his brain, where it was left, being too tightly wedged into the skull to be withdrawn. He also lost a brother, Armistead, a fine young man, and very popular with the settlers. He was killed from an ambush at Southwest Pass, on the route from Knoxville, while piloting a party of emigrants..
Captain Morgan's eldest daughter, Nancy, married James Bright of Kentucky, who was a surveyor, and settled at Fayetteville, Lincoln County, about 1803 and where Captain Morgan also settled about the same time. On the breaking out of the Creek War he raised a company of mounted troops and joined General Jackson at the rendezvous at Huntsville, Ala. He was a large, handsome man, with noble features and gray hair that hung down on his shoulders and when he rode through Fayetteville at the head of his company his appearance and the occasion were never forgotten by those who witnessed it, and is one of the traditions of the town. He was well advanced in years, but he said: "A man should never get too old to fight the British and Indians.".
He died some time in the 1830's and was buried near Mulberry. His wife survived him until 1850 and is buried in the old cemetery at Fayetteville. General John Morgan Bright, one of the most honored citizens of Fayetteville, is a grandson of Captain John Morgan. Colonel E. L. Drake of Winchester is his great-grandson.
In a letter to the write he says; "I remember my great-grandmother Morgan (Mary) very distinctly-how her black eyes flashed at the mention of the British or Indians."
This presentation is based the material presented on page 392 Lincoln Co Cemeteries (book.) Added here 14 Dec 2013. Revised 14 Mar 2014
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