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Re: Delila BASS MORGAN NC/CANADA/HAITI/MI
In Response To: Re: Delila BASS MORGAN NC/CANADA/HAITI/MI ()
The information I have on the Morgan family came from a 3rd cousin who put together a family history book and gave a copy to my grandfather who is the oldest member of our family who is descended from this line.
I have copies of some of the pages. There was only a short paragraph about the Morgan family in Haiti and it said as follows:
"Around 1860 the Republic of Hayti (now Haiti) advertised in Canada for workers to come and settle there and work in the harvest of sugar cane, offering homestead land to those who wuld come and stay. George Morgan took advantage of the offer and around 1861 he moved with his family to St. Marc, Haiti. The family lived in Haiti until some time after the end of the Civil War in the United States. While there, Zacariah (their son) was inducted into the Haitian Army, where he served as an officer. While in Haiti, he met Mary Rebecca Nevitt whom he married in 1864 . "
The book referenced and where the paragraph came from is called "The Morgans: An Early Pioneer Family in Boyne City." Boyne City is in Michigan in the Charlevoix area. The book was written and edited by Eula Martin, Kipp Drake and Robert Morgridge. Attached is a picture of the coverpage of the book.
I'll ask my grandfather for the contact info of his cousin and try to get more info.