Pvt. Benjamin Franklin Morgan

Kinsman of William Morgan

   Benjamin Franklin Morgan was born February 18, 1818 and died in Confederate Service on May 22, 1863.  He was a member of the Floyd Legion State Guards (Georgia).  He joined Company H and served there until his death. He married Minerva Young and they are now resting in Young Cemetery just outside of Rockmart in Polk County Georgia.

His son was Thomas William Morgan born Oct 7 1854 died Jan. 18 1931. He was a very active member in the first group of the SCV. Many of my artifacts have come down to me from him.

Obituary of Minerva Morgan

Obituary. Cedartown Standard, Oct 11, 1900. Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia. "Mrs. Minerva Morgan, one of Rockmart's most esteemed and venerable ladies, passed away Saturday evening, after having been in failing health for a long time. She was aged seventy-eight years, and was the widow of the late Benjamin Morgan. Hers was a long and useful life, and out of a large family of children four survive to mourn the loss of a devoted mother~Mrs. R. R. Thompson, of Cedartown, Mrs. John B. Jones, of Walthall and Messrs. Thos. W. and Geo. F. Morgan, of Rockmart. Mrs. Morgan was a daughter of the late Augustus Young, one of Polk's pioneer citizens, and her remains were taken to Young's for interment Sunday, the funeral being conducted at the home of her brother, Col. Jas. Young, and services being conducted by Rev. J. L Perryman. The deceased was for many years a devoted member of the Baptist church, and was a noble Christian woman. "She will be missed," has been said by many since her death. Always cheerful, she was ever faithful to administer to those who needed help." 

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