Wauwatosa in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Veteran
Patriot James Morgan was born April 5, 1748, in Frederick County, Virginia. At the age of 30, Morgan enlisted in the Revolution for a three-month tour in Colonel John Evan’s Virginia Regiment. He served with General McIntosh’s campaign in the Ohio country. Morgan re-enlisted in 1779, for a three-month term with a Pennsylvania Regiment. His third enlistment was again with Colonel Evans, as a scout and spy against Loyalist Indians. James Morgan was discharged in August 15, 1780. (Continued on other side)
(Continued from other side) James Morgan resided in Morgantown, Virginia until 1820, when he moved to Vermillion County, Illinois. He subsequently moved to Wauwatosa in the late 1830’s. There he died at the age of 92 on March 3, 1840, and is buried in this cemetery.
Two other descendants of the American Revolution – Lyman Wheeler and Annis Avery Hill are also buried in this cemetery. Wheeler’s grandfather was a eighth-generation American who answered the call to arms in Lexington on April 19, 1775. Annis Hill’s father , Jonathon Avery, was a Minute Man and Orderly Sergeant in the Revolution.
Erected 2005 by Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution from a generous contribution from William Roddis, and contributions from members
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 3.786′ N, 88° 0.524′ W. Marker is in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Wauwatosa Avenue 0.1 miles from West North Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2405 Wauwatosa Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53213, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lowell Damon House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wauwatosa Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kneeland-Walker House (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Sunnyhill Home” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thomas Benjamin Hart House (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Church Street Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wauwatosa.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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