John H. Morgan (Washington County)


John H. Morgan

State House: 1870-1875

Born: c. 1841 in Maryland

Appointed to the county board of supervisors. Listed on the 1870 census in Washington County with wife Emma and one daughter, occupation “Legislator.” Emma is widowed on the 1880 census with four children in the household.

The New National Era called him “a first-class example of what the changed condition really is of a man in slavery to one in freedom.”


Signature of John H. Morgan from an 1874 petition to Governor Ames