Samuel Morgan Sr b. 1750 Bucks Co PA, d. Oct 9, 1833 Homer, Franklin Co GA,
was the son of James Morgan and wife Eleanor(Bryan/Ryan). He married Nancy
Hill b. 1757, the daughter of John Hill and Nancy(Poole?). Samuel grew up in PA where he entered the lumber business with his brothers James and Moredici. They owned land and operated saw mills in Wayne, Delaware, Susquehanna and Monroe counties in PA. Samuel Morgan served in the Revolutionary War. The record of the service is the following: It seems that he may have been, in present day military terminology, in a wagon company. He enlisted as a private for the duration of the war in Capt. Benjamin Weatherby's Company in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Oliver Spenser of the Contiental Troops. He served a term of three years and 8 months. All of his monthly pay rolls are dated but all of the places are not included. He was at the following places: Valley Forge 1778, Camp Croton River 1778, Kings Ferry 1778, Hackensack 1778, Minisink 1779, Wyoming(PA) 1779, Scotch Plains 1779, Easton 1779 and Mendham 1780. His record does not show whether or not he engaged in battle. The regiment was disbanded in 1780.
Many people moved after the war looking for land and opportunity. Samuel Morgan Sr. moved to GA. The first record of him in Georgia is dated 1793, an Elbert Co GA Land Court Records - 1793, Samuel Morgan, self, and nine in family. On Dec 12 1795 he witnessed a deed in Elbert Co GA. He moved to Franklin Co GA in 1800 and on Mar 14, 1800 Samuel and Nancy Morgan sold land in Franklin Co GA.
Samuel Morgan's(*our line*) will is dated Feb 8, 1833 Habersham Co GA and names 7 of his children and wife Nancy Morgan.