History of the Restoration Movement

William Edgar Morgan


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The Life Of W. E. Morgan

William Edgar Morgan was born June 15, 1871 in Sevierville, Tennessee. He was the son of William Jasper P Morgan (1844-1916) and Julia Ann Abbott (1844-1900). He was married to Maud M. Fletcher (1884-1903). They had one daughter Maudie Morgan Schmidt (1902-1983).

Little is known of his education, but he preached for churches of Christ in the Knox County area. It would be good to know more about him and his life.

Brother Morgan appears to have had a relatively lonely older life. His wife died after only 19 years of marriage. He never married again. His daughter married and moved to California. He passed from this life in his home on Christmas Day, December 25, 1953. He was 84 years of age.

-Scott Harp - 05.14.2022

Sources: Ancestry.com; Newspapers.com.


The Knoxville Journal
December 27, 1953, page 12

Directions To Grave

William Edgar Morgan is buried in Greenwood Cemetery near north I640 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Head north Hwy. 441 North Broadway, and turn right on Hwy. 331. The cemetery is on the right. Upon entering the office, the location of the grave acertained and we headed into the cemetery. The GPS below will show you the actual location. Sadly when we arrived at the grave, we noticed that there was no marker. Very disappointing.

GPS Location
36°01'57.8"N 83°54'44.1"W
or D.d. 36.032733,-83.912255

The Morgan plot lies back toward the tree line, behind the stones you see in the foreground

Photos Taken 04.20.2021
Webpage produced 05.14.2022
Courtesy Of Scott Harp

Special Recognition: Thanks to C. Wayne Kilpatrick and Tom L. Childers for assisting me in the location of the graves on this page. We were together at the Southeast Institute Of Biblical Studies Bible Lectureship in 2021 at the Karns church of Christ in Knoxville, Tennessee. We had a wonderful day traveling to Elizabethton and Johnson City locating graves of gospel preachers of yesteryear.


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