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Morgan Family Bible
Hartford, Connecticut

Transcriptions & Additional Genealogy

NOTE:    I've "rescued" an old family bible belonging to the MORGAN and AVERY Family of Connecticut.  Based on limited research I was able to gather a considerable amount of information regarding this family and have included that information below along with details of the information included in the bible.  Shelley Cardiel


.    Jasper MORGAN and Clarissa HOLDRIDGE, April 4th 1818

Jasper MORGAN b. 1784 in Groton, CT to parents John MORGAN (b. 1735 in
Groton, CT) and Dorothy AVERY (b. 1736 in Groton, CT).  Jasper was the last
of 8 children born to this couple including, John; Hannah; David; Stephen;
Abigail; Amos; and Experience MORGAN all born in Groton, CT between 1761 and
1778.  Jasper married Clarissa HOLDRIDGE (b. about 1784) and they had a son
Robert Avery MORGAN born in Groton, CT.

.    John Sands AVERY and Sarah D. SMITH

John Sands AVERY b. 19 Aug 1782 in Groton, CT to parents John AVERY (b. 24
Jan 1737/38 in Groton, CT) and Sarah BELTON (b. 8 Jun 1743 in Groton, CT).
John's first marriage in April of 1812 was to Bethiah WILLIAMS (b. 11 Nov
1787 in Ledyard, CT) with whom he had one child, Bethiah Williams AVERY b.
28 May 1817 in Groton, CT.  John's second marriage on 29 Aug 1819 was to
Sarah "Sally" SMITH b. 28 Aug 1779 in Poquonock Bridge, CT to parents Oliver
SMITH (b. 27 Apr 1739 in Poquonock Bridge, CT) and Mary DENISON (b. in
Stonington, CT).  They had at least two children including Sarah Sands AVERY
b. 18 Aug 1820 in Groton, CT.

.    Robert A. MORGAN and Sarah Sands AVERY, June 7th 1842

Married in Groton, CT, the couple had 5 children including, John Sands;
Jasper; Clara Augusta; Ella; and Jenny Avery MORGAN all born in Groton, CT
between 1843 and 1860.

.    John Sands MORGAN and Susan A. GOODWIN

Susan GOODWIN b. 19 Apr 1850 in MA to parents Lewis Benjamin GOODWIN (b.
1818) and Abby Ann WHITING, married John Sands MORGAN on 25 May 1843 in
Groton, CT.  The couple had two children their first being Clara LeBaron
MORGAN b. about 1876 in CT. Susan died in 1921. 

.    Clara Augusta MORGAN and Charles F. CHANEY, October 17th 1883

.    John Sands AVERY, August 19th 1778
.    Sarah D. SMITH, August 28th 1779
.    Jasper MORGAN, January 1784
.    Clarissa HOLDRIDGE, 1792
.    Robert Avery MORGAN, December 21st 1818
.    Sarah Sands AVERY, August 18th 1820
.    John Sands MORGAN, May 25th 1843
.    Jasper A. MORGAN, September 18th 1849
.    Clara Augusta MORGAN, December 7th 1852
.    Ella Sands MORGAN, December 17th 1854
.    Jennie Avery MORGAN, July 1st 1860
.    Children of John S. MORGAN and Susan GOODWIN
o    Clara Brown, February 5th 1876
o    Infant Son

.    John Sands AVERY, November 16th 1848
.    Jasper MORGAN, May 8th 1870
.    Sarah D. AVERY, March 14th 1871
.    Clarissa H. MORGAN, January 4th 1879
.    Robert Avery MORGAN, August 7th 1884
.    Jasper A. MORGAN, March 18th 1853
.    Ella Sands MORGAN, November 1st 1856

Census records provide the following information:

1860 census of Ledyard, CT:

Jasper MORGAN, age 70, a Farm Owner, born Groton, CT
Clarissa MORGAN, age 67, born Preston, CT
Delia MORGAN, age 30, born Groton, CT

Sally D. AVERY, age 80, born Stonington, CT
Nancy A. BAILEY, age 42, born Groton, CT
Denison C. BAILEY, age 14, born Groton, CT

1860 census of Groton, CT:

Robert A. MORGAN, age 40, a Steamboat Capt., born Groton, CT
Sarah S. MORGAN, age 39, born Groton, CT
Sarah A. BAILEY, age 19, born Groton, CT
John S. A. MORGAN, age 17, born Groton, CT
Clara A. MORGAN, age 7, born New London, CT
+ 1 Domestic servant

1870 census of Ledyard, CT: - living in the home of Edmund & Bethiah SPICER

Sally D. AVERY, age 90, born CT

1870 census of Groton, CT:

Robert A. MORGAN, age 51, a Merchant, born CT
Sarah S. MORGAN, age 49, Keeping House, born CT
John S. MORGAN, age 27, a Merchant, born CT
Cara MORGAN, age 17, born CT
Jennie MORGAN, age 9, born CT
Clara MORGAN, age 78, born CT
Adelia MORGAN, age 40, born CT
+ 1 Farm Servant and 1 Domestic Servant

1880 census of Groton, CT:

John J. MORGAN, age 37, a Merchant, born CT
Susan A. MORGAN, wife, age 27, Keeps House, born CT
Clara MORGAN, dau, age 4, born CT

Robert A. MORGAN, age 61, a Coal Dealer, born CT, parents born CT
Sarah S. MORGAN, wife, age 59, Keeping House, born CT, parents born CT
Clara MORGAN, dau, age 27, at Home, born CT
Jennie MORGAN, dau, age 17, at Home, born CT
Delia MORGAN, boarder, age 52, born CT, parents born CT
+ 2 servants

1900 census of New London, CT:

Charles CHANEY, age 46, born Aug 1853, married 16 years, born CT, parents
born CT, a Coal Merchant
Clara M. CHANEY, wife, age 47, born Dec 1852, married 16 years, 2 children/2
living, born CT, parents born CT
Mary E. CHANEY, dau, age 11, born Apr 1889, born CT, at School
Morgan R. CHANEY, son, age 8, born Dec 1891, born CT, at School
Sarah S. MORGAN, mother-in-law, age 79, born Aug 1820, a widow, 5 children/2
living, born CT, parents born CT

1910 census of New London, CT:

Charles B. CHANEY, age 56, married 30 years, born CT, parents born CT
Clara CHANEY, wife, age 56, married 30 years, 2 children/2 living, born CT,
parents born CT
+ 1 housekeeper

Jennie A. GARD, age 49, married 18 years, 1 child/1 living, born CT, parents
born CT
Sally S. GARD, dau, age 17, born CT, parents born CT
Sarah S. MORGAN, mother, age 89, a widow, 5 children/2 living, born CT,
parents born CT

I am hoping to be able to return this wonderful old bible to a member of this family.  If you are a member of the family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.   Shelley Cardiel  cardielsATcomcast.net.  Replace the AT with @




This file was contributed for use by the New London County CTGenWeb Project  by:
Shelley Cardiel <cardielsATcomcast.net>
November 23, 2008

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