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Save The Date!! 109th Morgan Reunion! August 13, 2016

The 2016 Morgan Morgan Reunion will once again be held at Pricketts Fort, Near Fairmont, WV.

Download a Reunion Registration Form here in PDF  or   DOC
T-Shirts will also be available at the reunion.

   Descendants of Colonel Morgan Morgan will gather on August 13, 2016 for the 109th annual reunion.  You can read an article about a recent reunion written by our Reunion President, Gary D. Sweeney, by going HERE. There is a free Bluegrass concert the evening before at the Fort.

    Preparing for the 100th reunion, it was remembered that composer William Prunty--descendant of Gov. Ephraim Morgan and David Morgan--had sketched the beginnings of a musical based on the famous Indian-fight incident, while David's family was living at Pricketts Fort. This play and music was discovered among William's music, and one of the songs--MY RIVER: MONONGAHELA--was used during the opening celebration for the 100th reunion in 2007. Jonathan Turner performed the song in colonial garb. You can listen to this song by going HERE.
 
For the Reunion, these are some of the local Fairmont motels available:
•Days Inn – 304/366-5995
•Red Roof Inn – 304/366-6800
•Comfort Inn – 304/367-1370
       •Fairfield Inn – 304/367-9150
•Super 8 – 304/363-1488

        

Morgan Morgan Descendants Reunion:  The descendants of Colonel Morgan Morgan and his wife Catherine Garretson Morgan who live in the Marion County, West Virginia, region have been gathering annually for more than a century. They share a pride in their heritage and in the contributions of their ancestors to our nation.

   The reunions have been held in various area locations over the years, including Bridgeport, Norwood Park, and Winfield. Often the family met at the Mt. Zion Church pavilion where so many prominent Morgan family members worshipped and where several who have since passed away lie in the nearby cemetery. The well-known and highly celebrated Mt. Zion Choir provided musical entertainment at the 1918 reunion held at Norwood Park.

    In 2007, the reunion celebrated its 100th anniversary and began a new tradition of meeting at Prickett’s Fort State Park. The festivities of the day were attended by 600 people, nearly 400 who were actual Morgan descendants coming from 28 states, the
District of Columbia, Canada and Brussels. The site was selected because of the Fort’s connection with the Morgan family who not only helped to construct it, but also sought refuge there during times of danger.

    Throughout the years, the Welsh tradition of song has been an important part of the reunions as well as the sharing of the history of the Morgan’s important presence when our nation was young. French Morgan, noted Morgan family historian, delivered an address about Colonel Morgan at the 1935 reunion at Mt. Zion.

   A visit by representatives of the 201st Army National Guard, started in 1735 by Colonel Morgan, is a regular event at the reunion. Music, theatrical portrayals, military history, genealogy sharing and community recognition have made the Morgan Morgan Reunion a
destination of so many descendants across the nation each year.

   The reunion is held each year on the second Saturday in August. Join us for the 106th Morgan Reunion at Prickett’s Fort State Park on 10 August 2013! 

Note About The history of the Morgan reunions:  Reunions were not held each year, but when it was discovered that 2007 would be the 100th, that's when we changed the format & went "all out" to make it an historic event. From the covered-dish dish dinners at a community center (before the 100th) to a Prickett's Fort setting with 600 people, special music and speakers, an historically accurate catered dinner, displays--all of these features are part of #100-16th, and hopefully into the future.

 
These are some of the local Fairmont motels available:
•Days Inn – 304/366-5995
•Red Roof Inn – 304/366-6800
•Comfort Inn – 304/367-1370
       •Fairfield Inn – 304/367-9150
•Super 8 – 304/363-1488

 

Our Morgan Reunion Committee in the Summer of 2008


Robert Ellis, Gary D. Sweeney, Jo Ann Lough, Raymond Morgan, Rita & George Laishley

 

Click here to view a PDF File of an article printed in the Fairmont, WV Times-WV newspaper about the 100th Reunion. 

Click Here to  a PDF File view the 2009 Reunion Program

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