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Garrett Morgan Garrett Morgan was born in 1877, in Paris, Kentucky. He was of Black, Native American, and white descent. Born to formerly enslaved parents, he was the seventh of eleven children. His mother's name was Elizabeth Reed and his father's name was Sydney who freed in 1863 and was the son of John Hunt Morgan, a confederate colonel. As a youth he spent a lot of time working on his parent's farm, eventually dropping out of school in the sixth grade. When Garrett was around 15 or 16 he [...]