Finding aid for the John Morgan Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Morgan, John
Title: John Morgan Papers
Dates: 1788-1801
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: John Morgan was a Hartford, Connecticut resident who, along with John Caldwell and Jonathan Brace, was one of the original trustees of the Connecticut Land Company. The deed of trust to them from the 35 company proprietors was the original title source to most of the property in the Connecticut Western Reserve, the area in what is now northeastern Ohio consisting of over 3 million acres which was bought by the company on credit in 1795 for $1.2 million. The collection consists of contracts, agreements, and quitclaim deeds pertaining to land in the Western Reserve. Parties involved in the transactions include John Morgan, Daniel L. Coit, Samuel Hinckley, Joseph Howland, Elias Morgan and Ephraim Root.
MS Number MS 1138
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English