Jedediah Morgan

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Jedediah Morgan (March 14, 1774 North Groton, New London County, Connecticut – December 10, 1826 Aurora, Cayuga County, New York) was an American farmer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Thomas Morgan (1742–1815) and Sarah (Leeds) Morgan (1744–1832). In 1792, he removed with his father to a farm about 3 miles south of the Village of Aurora, NY. In 1797, he married Amanda M. Stanton (d. 1811), and they had five children. On January 26, 1812, he married Harriet Steele, and they had eight children, among them the pioneering anthropologist, social theorist and state legislator, Lewis H. Morgan (1818–1881).

In 1822, he left the farm, and went to live in the Village of Aurora. In 1823, he was elected Supervisor of the Town of Ledyard, New York.

Jedediah Morgan was a member of the New York State Senate (7th D.) from 1824 to 1826, sitting in the 47th, 48th and 49th New York State Legislatures. In 1824, Morgan was one of only three State Senators who voted against the removal of DeWitt Clinton from the Erie Canal Commission. In 1826, he resigned his seat in the Senate due to ill health, and died soon afterwards.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Silas Bowker
New York State Senate
Seventh District (Class 1)

1824–1826
Succeeded by
Victory Birdseye