Oswego County's: Guide To Government

Theophilus Sherman Morgan

(b. January 18, 1789, d. November 20, 1849) Theophilus Sherman Morgan (son of Theophilus Morgan III and Abigail Lane) (166). was born January 18, 1789 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, and died November 20, 1849 in Chicago, Illinois. He married (1) Harriet Reed on March 17, 1814 in Oswego, NY. He married (2) Mary Elizabeth Lyon on September 12, 1838 in Oswego, NY.

Theophilus Sherman Morgan held the military rank of Colonel.

(Courtesy Mike Morgan, Morgan-Lserve. Extracted from book "Updated Morgan Genealogy: A History of James Morgan, 1607 - 1685, of New London, Conneticut, and his descendants from 1607 - 1997. Written by Freeman E. Morgan, Jr. ISBN NUMBER IS: 0-7884-0870-4 .

"m. Harriet Reed, of Oswego, 17 March 1814; settled in Oswego, Oswego Co. NY in 1809; was colonel of militia; member of State legislature, from 1817 to 1820, inclusive; was County Clerk from 1828 to 1831; 8 years Supervisor of the town of Scriba; in 1833 was one of the Jackson Presidential Electors of that State; President of the Northwestern Insurance Co. for 12 Years; a merchant of unimpeachable integrity; a gentleman of polished manners, and honorable bearing; one of the "forty high-minded gentlemen," referred to in Hammond's Political History of New York, as being the founders of the Democratic party, and one of the early fathers and founders of Oswego village. His wife, Harriet, died 12 July 1830, and he married 2d, Mary E. Lyon, dau. of James, of Oswego, 12 Sept. 1838. He died 20 Nov. 1849, age 61, accidentally shot near Chicago, Ill."

Col. Theophilus S. Morgan is documented on the http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/index.html site in many places. There is a NY death index listing Mrs. Harriet, wife of Colonel Theophilus Morgan, who died July 12, 1830 at the age of approximately 35 years.

As we know, Charlotte named a daughter "Harriette Theophila", and the names "Harriette" and "Theophilus" continue down the McMartin and Baker lines.

Theophilus Morgan appears in the 1830 US Census in Oswego, NY.

More About Theophilus Sherman Morgan and Harriet Reed: Marriage: March 17, 1814, Oswego, NY.

More About Theophilus Sherman Morgan and Mary Elizabeth Lyon: Marriage: September 12, 1838, Oswego, NY.

Children of Theophilus Sherman Morgan and Harriet Reed are:
i.Charlotte Matilda Morgan, b. May 15, 1815, Oswego, New York (166), d. December 29, 1903, Perth, Ontario (166).
ii.Theophilus Charles Morgan, b. March 31, 1817, Oswego, NY, d. date unknown.
iii.Robert Chaffee Morgan, b. April 25, 1820, d. date unknown.
iv.George Elliott Morgan, b. March 26, 1825, d. January 6, 1856.