From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Morgan, Benjamin J.

(born: 1861) 

Morgan was born in Kentucky to Thomas and Amanda Grayson; he used his stepfather's last name. Morgan worked at a real estate firm in Cincinnati and later studied chiropody. He then moved to Indianapolis, where he opened a successful practice and was in great demand; one of his patients was Indiana Governor Claude Matthews. Morgan was also prominent in the African American community in Indianapolis. For more see Slave and Freeman: the autobiography of George L. Knox, by G. L. Knox.


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NKAA Source: Slave and freeman, the autobiography of George L. Knox

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