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I am search­ing for David M Mor­gan and his wife, Fan­nie F Fletcher. David was born about 1815, ei­ther in Canada or New Hamp­shire...both of th­ese birth lo­ca­tions came from him... taken from cen­sus re­ports in 1860 (New York) and 1870 (Wis­con­sin). Also ac­cord­ing to the US cen­sus re­ports his par­ents were born in Ver­mont and Con­necti­cut. He mar­ried Fan­nie in Canada, where she was born, and their first four chil­dren were born in Canada...Ac­cord­ing to oral fam­ily his­tory...Stanstead, Canada... Af­ter study­ing the his­tory of Stanstead I can see why he wasn’t sure where he was from...He named his sec­ond child Wil­liam Syd­ney.... third, a daugh­ter Amanda, forth a son David Wes­ley. We have searched for years but have been un­able to find any in­for­ma­tion point­ing at David or Fan­nie’s fam­i­lies... found you in an on-line site about Stanstead...can you rec­om­mend any­thing? Peg Mor­gan pmor­ Peg, I have writ­ten to you be­fore. Here is the orig­i­nal in­for­ma­tion. Thank you for that will look into it ... feel­ing like a de­tec­tive! Wish I had asked more ques­tions when young and there were still peo­ple around to ask!! An­other per­son re­search­ing the fam­ily said it was from fam­ily oral his­tory, they spelled it Stausted... so no real proof. Also, have found ref­er­ence to the Mor­gan fam­ily on­line that were re­lated to the Colby fam­ily. Stat­ing that a Colby de­scen­dant name Heath, from Stanstead, mar­ried a Mor­gan from New Hamp­shire... that is where I found the cor­rect spell­ing. It seemed like too much of a co­in­ci­dence to be ig­nored...I looked up Stanstead his­tory and did find a Fletcher there also...thought it was worth a try....Thank you for your quick re­sponse. In a Stanstead Jour­nal ar­ti­cle from Sept. 28, 1944 about the Heath fam­ily of Stanstead, Que­bec I found the fol­low­ing. Wil­liam Heath says “Our el­dest son, J.L. Heath, while sta­tioned in Eng­land, vis­ited Maz­ing, which is on the edge of Ep­ping For­est, near Stanstead, in Es­sex; he found it a lovely coun­try but no rel­a­tives, which is not to be won­dered at when we re­mem­ber that our an­ces­tors left there ten gen­er­a­tions ago.” So the Heaths did come from very close to Stanstead, Eng­land and went to Ply­mouth, NH be­fore com­ing to Stanstead, Que­bec Canada. There is a place named Mor­gan a few miles south of Stanstead in Or­leans County Ver­mont. An In­dex to Cana­di­ans mar­ried in Derby, Ver­mont to 1860 lists a mar­riage for Rachail Mor­gan of Barn­ston, Que­bec to Rus­sell Fletcher of the same place on Aug. 10, 1859. (Very pos­si­ble there is a con­nec­tion to this cou­ple). There are Mor­gans all over the lower part of the prov­ince.

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The late Rev­erend Joycey watch­ing a card game played by mem­bers of the Youth Club. If you can name the other folks in the photo we will share the names we know.

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