Griffith Morgan House
Colonial homestead of Morgan family from 1693, following marriage of Welsh mariner Griffith Morgan to Elizabeth Ibbs Cole, widow of Samuel Cole. Saved from demolition in 1971, carefully restored and interpreted by volunteer Griffith Morgan Committee, NJ and National Register of Historic Places 1973, house features beautiful cooking hearth, museum of local history on third floor, living history events and special exhibits.
Backstory and Context
Among earliest families to settle along Pennsauken Creek in old Gloucester County, Griffith Morgan and wife Elizabeth built their home at the mouth of the creek on the Delaware River. Son Alexander occupied the old house during his lifetime, along with 500 acre farm. His son Joseph Morgan occupied the house through the time of the American Revolution.
Sketches of the first emigrant settlers in Newton Township, old Gloucester County, West New Jersey
by Clement, John, 1818-1894, Published 1877 Camden, N.J. : Printed by Sinnickson Chew, pp. 307-314