Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender
Patriot, Defender. David Morgan, soldier French & Indian War, serving at Fort Necessity and in Braddock and Forbes Expeditions. Soldier in Revolutionary War. Provided drill grounds at Pettyjohn. Surveyed Pricketts Fort and southwest Virginia. Justice of the peace. Noted for saving two of his children in a fight with two Indians.
Erected 2008 by City of Fairmont & Marion County Commission, and West Virginia Archives & History.
Location. 39° 28.783′ N, 80° 8.75′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street (West Virginia Route 310) and Virginia Avenue, on the left when traveling south on 3rd Street. Click for map. Marker is just past the west end of the Monongahela River bridge next to the Marion County Rescue Squad. Marker is in this post office area: Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); First Father’s Day Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); A. Brooks Fleming House (approx. 0.3 miles away); High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boaz Fleming (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marion County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairmont (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairmont.
Also see . . . David Morgan and the Two Indians. 1962 article by Jack B. Moore. “. . . The white man is upwards of sixty years of age, his name is David Morgan, a kinsman to col. Morgan, of the rifle battalion. This man had through fear of the Indians, fled to a fort about twenty miles above the province line, and near the east side of the Monongahela river. From thence he sent some of his younger children to his plantation, which was about a mile distant, there to do some business in the field. He afterwards thought fit to follow, and see how they fared. Getting to his field and seating himself upon the fence, within view of his children, where they were at work, he espied two Indians making towards them: on which he called to his children to make their escape, for there were Indians. (Submitted on August 1, 2009.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
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