DAR holds marking ceremony for Revolutionary War Soldier
On Aug. 16, the Fairfax County Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution conducted a Commemorative Marking to honor a fallen Patriot of the Revolutionary War. The marking ceremony was held at Turner Pond, Sky Meadows State Park near Paris, VA, and commemorates Corporal Randal Morgan, who was born Oct. 25, 1756 in Philadelphia, PA, and died Aug. 16, 1777, while serving in Colonel Daniel Morgan’s 11th Virginia Regiment in the cause of American independence. He and his family lived at the site where the marking is now located. Randal was the youngest son of Randal and Grace Morgan. Noah Morgan, the grandson of Randal Sr., and his wife Letitia, settled at Irish Corner about 1838. Many, if not most, of the Morgans who currently live in Greenbrier County likely descend from Noah Morgan and thereby the family of Randal Morgan the Patriot. Noah Morgan and many of his Morgan descendants are buried at Morgan Cemetery, south of Ronceverte. The marking ceremony was conducted by Diane Lynn (Morgan) Wright, the current Regent of the Fairfax County Chapter, NSDAR, who is a direct descendent of Randal and Grace and Noah and Letitia Morgan.