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Great-Great-Grandparents (Mother's Father's Father's Parents)
Born: February 18, 1791, in Bedford County,
Mary Erwin Morlan
Born: March 5, 1797, in Bedford County,
Married: December 30, 1819, in Fairfield, Columbiana County, Ohio
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Occupation: Manufacturer of linseed oil. Richard built a flour mill in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in 1837
Richard Morlan was born in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1791. After his father, Stephen Morlan, died in 1810, the Morlan families and other Quaker families in the area that had not already left for Ohio and points west moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, where they farmed. Columbiana County is on the Ohio / Pennsylvania border, about 25 miles south of Youngstown, Ohio
After Richard and Mary Erwin were married in 1819, the Morlan family moved to Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1824. Beaver County is just east across the Ohio / Pennsylvania border, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
They lived in or near the town of Fallston, Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary (Rhodes) Morlan, went with them and died there January 9, 1830, at the age of 76. The Morlan family engaged in farming and the manufacture of linseed oil.
Richard and Mary (Erwin) Morlan were the parents of seven sons, one of which died shortly after birth. Four of their sons fought in the Civil War.
After the death of his first wife, Mary (Erwin) Morlan in 1846, Richard married (2) Caroline O. Wilson about 1848. She was born about 1805. She may have been previously married.
Richard and Caroline (Wilson) Morlan were the parents of two children.GO TO THEIR CHILDREN
Richard Morlan died July 6, 1866, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 75. His second wife, Caroline (Wilson) Morlan, died about 1895 around 90 years old.