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.
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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