Born: 28 Feb 1747, West Springfield, Massachusetts
Died: 22 Mar 1798, Randolph, Vermont
Justin Morgan was a farmer and tax collector in Springfield. Later he moved with his family to Randolph, Vermont, where he was a schoolteacher, singing teacher, farmer, and town clerk. He taught singing schools all over New England. He owned Figure, a stallion from which the Morgan breed arose. Most of his psalm-tunes were published in Asahel Benham's Federal Harmony (1790), and one in Andrew Adgate's Philadelphia Harmony (1791).
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Steel, David Warren; and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp.
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