Morgan was born in Fort Valley, Shenandoah County, Virginia. He m. Amanda Golladay 16 Sep 1856. They had 7 children; Granville, Joseph W., Virginia Catherine, Frances 'Fannie', Rudolph Henry, Nettie Mae, and Samuel Houston. Morgan died on 18 Apr 1912. He is buried at Slate Hill - Golladay Cemetery, Fort Valley, Shenandoah County, Virginia. His parents were; John J. Wakeman, Sr., and Mary Burner.