Morgan Moment – Morgan Family Members Visiting the Morgan Family Cemetery
One of the many highlights for me from my trip back to Morgan in August 2011 was actually getting to meet members of the Morgan family!
Eight members of the family joined us on the tour of Morgan and were kind enough to not only let me take their photo but also allowed for me to put the photo on this web site. The group includes the direct descendants of Carel “Charles” Morgan, the patriarch of the family who purportedly came to Gravesend, New Amsterdam in “The New World” (present day Brooklyn, NY) from Wales in 1641 (see the Simple Morgan Family Tree and the Will of Charles Morgan) and some of their spouses.
Though I have been in correspondence a few of them since I started this web site in 2009, this was the very first time that I actually met any of them! I went through my entire childhood and most of my adult life without ever having met anyone affiliated with the cemetery right near my childhood home!
Ironically, no one in this photo or currently associated with the ancient and historic family cemetery in Morgan, NJ retains the last name of “Morgan”. Perhaps there are others still with the “Morgan” surname from other branches of the family who descended from the first Charles Morgan. In either case, we would love to hear from anyone who is part of the extended family with or without the “Morgan” surname. It would be an excellent way to get in touch with their very distant cousins.
I would like to again give a big THANK YOU to everyone in the photo and express my appreciation for everyone’s help with this web site and especially their support and presence on August 27, 2011. It was awesome that they came that day and opened up the family cemetery for us – especially since Hurricane Irene was about to hit the area and some had to drive a long way to be with us.
Originally posted on October 13, 2011.