Colonel Zackquill Morgan

Recently erected statue of Col. Zackquill Morgan

Derik’s 6th Great-Grandfather

Birth: 8 September 1735, Bunker Hill, Frederick, Virginia

Death: 1 January 1795, Fort Prickett, Marion, Virginia, United States

G.B. – French and Indian War

U.S. – Revolutionary War

According to family tradition, Zackquill and his brother David served with Virginia forces in Braddock’s ill-fated expedition (1755) and in the more successful expedition by General Forbes in 1758.

During the Revolutionary War, Morgan was “County Lieutenant” of Monongalia County with the title of colonel. He commanded part of the Virginia Minute Men during that war, with about 600 men and was with General Gates at the Battle of Saratoga in October 1777. He lost nearly half of his men in that battle.

History of Marion County, WV:

Jacob Prickett

Derik’s 7th Great-Grandfather

G.B. – French and Indian War Militia

U.S. – Revolutionary War

BIRTH 1722, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
DEATH 14 Apr 1797 (aged 74–75) Marion County, West Virginia, USA

U.S. –

Inside Prickett’s Fort

Prickett’s Fort was built at the meeting of Prickett’s Creek and the Monongahela River in 1774 as protection against local Native Americans. Jacob Prickett and David Morgan built the fort to originally protect against the Native Americans and later during the Revolutionary War, the British and their Native American allies. It wasn’t used as a military fort, instead it was used for a gathering point for local people to gather when there might be an attack. Though it was built for defense it did have some offensive aspects to it.

French and Indian War militia and provisioners to the militia ://

Luther Barney

Derik’s 6th Great-Grandfather

U.S. – Revolutionary War

Second Regiment – 1775 – 1st Company /

BIRTH 4 MAR 1757 • Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony
DEATH 30 SEPTEMBER 1844 • Ellery, Chauttauqua, New York, USA

Pension Files – Pg 13

Pension Files:

William Foster

Derik’s 6th Great-Grandfather

U.S. – Revolutionary War

BIRTH 29 APR 1734 • Holliston, Middlesex, Ma., U.S.
DEATH 16 MAY 1825 • Auburn, Cayuga, NY., U.S.

Samuel Sheffield Foster

Derik’s 5th Great Grandfather

U.S. – Revolutionary War – Privateer

BIRTH 20 NOV 1766 • Canterbury, Windham, Ct., U.S.
DEATH 27 AUG 1849 • Batavia, Genesee, NY., U.S.

Pension Files:

Charles Barney

U.S. – War of 1812 / Black Hawk War

Derik’s 5th Great-Grandfather

BIRTH 23 MAR 1783 • Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, United States of America
DEATH 2 FEB 1865 • Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States of America

Charles Barney was the third child of ten children born to Luther and Niber Abigail (Winship) Barney. In 1805 Charles married his first wife, Mercy Yeoman, daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Fountain) Yoeman in Batavia Village, Newstead Township (now in Genesee County), New York. About the time Charles and Mercy’s third child, Lucian, was born, the family moved to Knox County, Ohio. On 1 June 1812 the United States declared war against Great Britain (War of 1812) and on August 26, 1812, Charles enlisted at Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio as a private in the Ohio Militia. Serving 41 days, which was an average enlistment, Charles received an honorable discharge. Making preparation to move to Illinois in 1825, his wife Mercy became fatally ill and following the birth of their last child, died on October 18, 1825, at age 40. Their children are: Luther (1806-1860), Lewis (1808-1894), Lucien (1811-1846), Lurinda or Lucinda (1813-1843/1848), Henry (1816- ), John (1823-1879), and Melinda (1825-1827).


War of 1812 Pension Files:

source FindaGrave

U.S. – Civil War

Wilson “William” Cunningham McConnell

U.S. – Civil War (Union) – Died as POW

Company B, 62nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (62nd OVI)

Derik’s 3rd Great-Grandfather

BIRTH 30 SEP 1828 • Bloom Twp, Morgan Co., OH
DEATH 9 JAN 1864 • Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina

Wilson McConnell Civil War Pension Application

Solomon Bear

U.S. – Civil War (Union)

Derik’s 2ns Great-Grandfather

Company B, 162nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (162nd OVI)

BIRTH ABT 26 APR 1835 • Stark, Ohio, U.S.
DEATH ABT 2 JAN 1902 • Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana, U.S.

Solomon Bear Civil War Head Stone App MIUSA1879_113693-00115

Benjamin Franklin Barney

Derik’s 4th Great-Grandfather

U.S. / Indian Wars (Utah Black Hawk War)

BIRTH 12 MAR 1832 • Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States of America
DEATH 7 DEC 1904 • Elsinore, Sevier County, Utah, United States of America

John McKee Fausett

U.S. – Indian Wars – SGT – Utah Territory Militia

Derik’s 4th Great-Grandfather

BIRTH 22 DEC 1804 • Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, U.S.
DEATH 29 MAR 1874 • Midway, Wasatch, Utah Territory, U.S.

John M. Fausett – Utah Militia Payroll – 1869
Veteran Headstone Application

Joseph Clyde Faller

U.S. – World War I

Derik’s Great-Grandfather

BIRTH 25 NOV 1888 • Thornville Perry, Ohio, USA
DEATH 8 NOV 1979 • Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States

The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana)05 Aug 1919, Tue • Page 13
The Butte Miner (Butte, Montana) 05 Aug 1919, Tue • Page 16
Tribune-Examiner December 15 1978 Page 10 Image 10

Rodney Churchill Foster II

U.S. – Korean War

Derik’s Grandfather

BIRTH 12 SEP 1929 • Manhattan, Gallatin, Mt., United States
DEATH 2 MAY 1972 • Spokane, Spokane, Wa., United States

Rod Foster aboard the USS Keppler The third USS Keppler (DD/DDE-765) was a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. She was named for Boatswain’s Mate First Class Reinhardt J. Keppler (1918–1942), who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for “extraordinary heroism” during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

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