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Culpepper County, Virginia
|Died||Unknown; disappeared in 1826|
William Morgan (c. 1774-75 - c. 1826) was an American stonemason and shopkeeper who threatened to publish an exposé of Freemasonry and subsequently disappeared, believed by many to have been killed or been bribed into leaving the country. Morgan's presumed murder by New York-based Masons inspired a widespread movement of anti-Masonry in the United States, leading to the formation of the Anti-Masonic Party.
- Murderous Character of Freemasonry: Freemasonry Exposed by Captain Wm. Morgan, History of His Abduction And Murder, Confession of His Murder by Valance, Bernard's Reminiscences of Morgan Times, Oaths And Penalties of Thirty-Three Masonic Degrees. Five Pamphlets in One Volume., Chicago: Ezra A. Cook, 1882, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102292331
- Morris, Robert (1883), William Morgan; or Political Anti-Masonry, Its Rise, Growth and Decadence, New York: R. Macoy, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001064060
- Mock, Stanley Upton (1930), The Morgan Episode in American Free Masonry, East Aurora, N.Y.: The Roycrofters, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102220233
- Knight, Thomas A. (1932), The Strange Disappearance of William Morgan, Brecksville, Ohio: The Author