Samuel Morgan


Samuel Morgan

Samuel Dold Morgan (November 8, 1798 – June 10, 1880), was an American businessman, builder, and manufacturer. He was known as "The Merchant Prince of Nashville."

Samuel D. Morgan was born in Staunton, Virginia. He was married on November 2, 1819, to Matilda Grant Rose Mackintosh of Staunton, born in 1802. They would eventually have 12 children [ [http://www.allcensus.com/genealogy/pafg93.htm Genealogy webpage] ] . The family moved from Huntsville, Tennessee, to Nashville in January 1833, where Morgan became involved in dry goods and banking. He was at once a merchant, architect and builder. His firm, Morgan and Company, was one of the largest wholesale importers of dry goods and a manufacturer of clothing; the business was sufficiently sound and respected to be permitted to issue script money during the Panic of January 30, 1844. He was appointed to the new commission charged with planning a new State Capitol for Tennessee, becoming its president in 1854, Morgan was instrumental in choosing William Strickland of Philadelphia as the architect of this monumental structure.

In 1856 his firm built the Italianate style Morgan-Reeves Building at 208-210 Public Square; the building survived until 1975. ( [http://www.lostnewyorkcity.com/forums/index.php?topic=82.0 Building photos and details] -- external link)

During the American Civil War, Morgan engaged in manufacturing munitions for the Confederates until Nashville's occupation by Union forces. He was also a Confederate official, serving as chairman of the Central Bureau of Military Supplies in Nashville during the War. Morgan had two sons killed during the war serving in the Confederate States Army. His nephew, Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan of Alabama, served with the Confederate cavalry and gained fame as the leader of Morgan's Raiders. He was killed in 1864.

Samuel Morgan died in Nashville and his remains were interred in the southeast corner of the State Capitol.

Morgan Park in the historic Germantown section of Nashville was named in honor of Morgan.

On June 10, 1980, the hundredth anniversary of Samuel Morgan's death, a ceremony was held at the Tennessee Capitol Building in his honor. The State Legislature declared that day to be "Samuel Dold Morgan Day" (Senate Joint Resolution 351).

Notes

External links

* [http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/m/Morgan,Samuel_Dold.html UNC Library]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Samuel Morgan Shortridge — Samuel M. Shortridge Samuel Morgan Shortridge (* 3. August 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; † 15. Januar 1952 in Atherton, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker (Republikanische Partei), der den …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Samuel M. Shortridge — Samuel Morgan Shortridge (* 3. August 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; † 15. Januar 1952 in Atherton, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker (Republikanische Partei), der den Bundesstaat Kalifornien im US Senat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Samuel M. Shortridge — Samuel Morgan Shortridge (August 3 1861 January 15 1952) was a Republican Senator from California. He was a descendant of Daniel Boone.He was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and moved to California as a child with his family, which settled in San… …   Wikipedia

  • Morgan Iron Works — Former type Private Industry Manufacturing Fate Sold …   Wikipedia

  • Morgan v. Hamlet — Supreme Court of the United States Argued January 30, 1885 Decided March 2, 1885 …   Wikipedia

  • Morgan G. Bulkeley — Morgan Gardner Bulkeley (* 26. Dezember 1837 in East Haddam, Connecticut; † 6. November 1922 in Hartford, Connecticut) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker und Gouverneur des US Bundesstaates Connecticut. Er war Mitglied der Republikanischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Morgan Gardner Bulkeley — (* 26. Dezember 1837 in East Haddam, Connecticut; † 6. November 1922 in Hartford, Connecticut) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker und Gouverneur des US Bundesstaates Connecticut. Er war Mitglied der Republikanischen Partei. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Samuel Spencer (Southern Railway) — Samuel Spencer (1847 – November 26, 1906) was an American civil engineer, businessman, and railroad executive. Spencer eventually became president of six railroads, and was a director of at least ten railroads and several banks and other… …   Wikipedia

  • Samuel Augustus Foot — Samuel Foot Samuel Augustus Foot (* 8. November 1780 in Cheshire, Connecticut; † 15. September 1846 ebd.) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker, der als Gouverneur des Staates Connecticut amtierte und diesen in beiden Kammern des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Samuel Foot — Samuel Augustus Foot (* 8. November 1780 in Cheshire, Connecticut; † 15. September 1846 ebd.) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker, der als Gouverneur des Staates Connecticut amtierte und diesen in beiden Kammern des …   Deutsch Wikipedia