Up date on Nash Morgan
Our DNA trail leads to North Hampton NC 1765 and then to MD about 1730
This line is our Morgan and here is how I got there.
Zac Milton Step Father of Elizabeth Celia Morgan Milton, Morganwife of James, who died in 1790
William Morgan Edgecombe Co., NC (cousin to James Morgan Sr of Nash maybe son of Hardy Morgan,or Brother to William Joseph of William Joseph who died in 1764 in NH, NC).
(William Joseph Morgan died 1765 father to Celia Morgan, Milton, (she was born 1749 and a step-dtr) Morgan, Elizabeth Celia, and married James Morgan a cousin, John Sr who would be 13 at this time of Wm Joseph Morgan will. Wm Joseph earlier was married to Sarah Thomas wife of Zac Milton.
William Morgan Sept 4 1762
a track of 100 acres on the south side of White Oak Swamp at mouth of White Oak Swamp at Mouth of Cabin Branch.
Wit: Eth'A Exum, Charles Pointer,
George X Rochell, Peter Morgan 1761 Homony Swamp, Zackariah Milton.
THIS LAND IS NEXT TO TOILET SWAMP WHERE CELIA AND JAMES LIVED.LOOK AT A MAP FOR THAT TIME PERIOD.
Zackariah Milton does shows a relationship with our family of Morgan's. Zac's daughter Elizabeth Selah is his "Step Daughter" and according to their family records it has her age as being born about 1750 at the same time our John Sr. was born. So Zac's wife Sarah Thomas was married to a Morgan Possiably William Morgan who died 1765 who owned land on White Oak Swamp and Cabin Branch before marring Zackariah. Was it to William Morgan in the deed 1762 or was William a child of Sarah and the older brother to Elizabeth Celia? This would explain her Will in which she "leave a colt in his care of her brother William until he comes of age",? Elizabeth Celia marry's her cousin, James Morgan from Edgecombe and Elizabeth Parish in Nash. NC and Elizabeth Parrish of Nash Co NC. They have children; John, James, Henry, Stone, Hardy and Celia. I doubt if she is the mother and father to our John Morgan Sr because John Sr., names his first child William, born September 24, 1772 who was my gggg-granfather and the father of his only child William "Ezekiel" Melvin Morgan born Aug__ 1797. The naming tradation, first child is named after the "father of the father" and secondson to wife father (John Stallings) so I believe William would be John Sr. father not James as other have written. I will write more on William later.
Deed book 00 - 127
Thomas Pollard of Edgecombe co. , Planter to Benjiman Smith, 5 June, 1756 for 4L ,7S a track of 50 acres on the N side of Tar River on Saphony Swamp adjoining both parties, it being part of a deed granted by Earl Granville on March 26, 1752. Wit: Duncan Lemon, William Defual, Zachariah Melton.(father of William Joseph Morgan of Edgecombe relationship to Zac Milton and Elizabeth Celia Morgan).
North Hampton, NC
In the name of God amen I William Morgan of Northampton County being very weak and crazy but of sound mind do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form for lawing
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Morgan all the land that I am now possessed and of after my decease and my wifes decease or widowhood I likewise give him all my stock of cattle and hogs, I likewise give him all my moveable estate that I am now possessed of. I likewise give him my man bonded and saddle
Item I give to my son Joseph Morgan the above mentioned articles to him and his heirs forever
Item I give to my son William Morgan one shilling and three pence This is either the father of the Brother to Celia.
Item I give to my son Arnold Morgan one shilling and three pence
Item I give to my son Sampson Morgan one shilling and three pence
Item I give to my son Aaron Morgan one shilling and three pence
Item I give to my son Timothy Morgan one shilling and three pence
Item I give to my daughter Mary Toler one shilling and three pence
I do likewise constitute and make my son Joseph Morgan my hole and sole executor of this my last will and testament Whereof I have here unto affix my hand and seal this 14th day December 1764
William X Morgan and seal (his mark)
John JonesSarah JonesHenry Johnson
Timothy Morgan of Guilford Co North Carolina
to beloved wife Mary Morgan, use of land, stock, furniture, Negro man Jo
to daughter Lucy Backen, five shillings
to daughter Mary Mathews, five shillings
to son Elias Morgan, thirty acres
to daughter Celah Mills, five shillings
to son Thomas Morgan, five shillings
to daughter Martha Morgan, five shillings
to son Kinchen Morgan, five shillings
to son Green Morgan, balance of home place, blacksmith tools, land after his mother’s decease
to grandson Enos Morgan, land
to Negro man Jo, freedom after Mary’s decease
Executors son Elias Morgan and Abel Coffin
28th day of May 1818
Timothy X Morgan (his seal and mark)
Hezekiah Clark, Winny Bird
Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Selah Morgan
May 4, 1790
Nash County, NC
In the name of God Amen I Elisabeth Selah Morgain of the County of Nash and Province of North Carolina being very sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing memory do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say Imprimis I give and bequeath to my eldest son James Morgain one mare and her increese except for furst colt I give to my son William Morgain also I give unto my son James Morgain fore calvbes and two yourlans with thare in crees for ever and the above mentioned cattle and mare I leve in the care
of my brother William Morgain to keep and do
take care of and the same and to let at the of the cattle such of can be
well spared out of the sd stocks and put the money out upon in trust till the child comes of age where as ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament winst whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this forth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and nbinety I do
constitute and apoint my brother William Morgain and Elias Owens executors this my last signed sealled published pronounced and declared byu the sade Elisabeth Selah Morgain as her last will and testament in the presents of us whom his presents and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed names
James X TalerElisabeth X Selah Morgain
Robert X Vick
was made of
the estate of Seley Morgan by William Morgan, administrator, on December 9, 1791 (Nash County Inventories, Sales and Current Accounts of Estates 1777-1859).
Elizabeth Celia MORGAN (her mark) written 4 May 1790 (dtr of Hardy Morgan s/o Henry
To eldest son James MORGAN - mare with colt to go to son William
To son William MORGAN 3 cows 3 yearlings to be in care of my brother William MORGAN
Executor - brother William MORGAN Eliza OWENS
Wit: - James TAYLOR (his mark) Robert VICK (his
I BELIEVE THIS JAMES MORGAN IS THE SON OF HARDY MORGAN AS HARDY DID THE INVENTORY OF JAMES MORGAN, ELIZABETH'S HUSBAND. AFTER JAMES 1772 DIED CELIA MARRIED MR SELAH AS SHE IS NAMED IN HER FARTHERS WILL.., SHE DIED IN 1790, ACORDING TO MILTON'S GENEALOGY SHE WAS BORN 1749 AND A STEP DAUGHTER. SHE COULD NOT BE THE MOTHER OF JOHN MORGAN SR. AS SHE WAS HIS AGE. jAMES COULD BE A UN-NAMED SON IN HARDY MORGAN'S WILL IN 1811.WE HAD DNA DON AND ARE IN GROUP 4 ON THE MORGAN WEB SITE AT WWW.SMALL-STUFF.COM/MORGAN
FROM SUSAN ALDRIDGE Blog
There were lots of William, James and Joseph Morgans in NC. I am trying to separate them.
Not sure which William this is- he is not William Joseph Morgan who was from another set of Morgans who were Quakers and in NC in the 1690s. JOSEPH SAID HE WAS BORN IN MD.
William Morgan - ?a brother to James Morgan? (wife Elizabeth Selah Milton)
Will 85mo, 129, probate May 1765
Joseph Morgan Will:
To my son Joseph Morgan all my land after my decease and my wife's (name not given) decease and to my sd son also all my cattle and hogs and all my moveable estate
to my sons William, Arnold, Sampson, Aaron and Timothy Morgan and my daughter Mary Toler one shilling and three pense each.
Extra: my son Joseph Morgan
Wits: John Jones, Sarah Joiner X her mark, Henry Johnson Probate refe rs to witness as Sarah Jones
Joseph Morgan (born 1745) died ca 1792 in 1773 29 Sep Age: 28 Joseph Morgan of Province of Md 200 acres on N bank Tar River on Gum Swamp from John White of Edge. Deed Bk 2 74 Wit.Th & Alex. Cromwall of Tar River
Children of Joseph Morgan of Edgecombe Co NC marriages 1st Sarah, 2nd Mary Jelk Atkinson
1. Mary MORGAN ca 1762 married Drury SPELL, given slave 1779 witnessed by John Spell (Drury's father) 1762-Sep.4-Joseph purchased 100 acres on the south bank of White Oak Swamp at the mouth of Cabin Branch in Edgecombe County -sold this land without a dower release on 19 April -either his wife had just died or he was still unmarried. Mary was born just before that or after a marriage which follows. 12 October 1774. Joseph and his wife Sarah sold 300 acres of their land to Jonas Shivers (Chavis?)
2. "Nancy" Ann MORGAN 1767 m. Ezekiel Causey and Levin/Leavin Causey Levin Causey's estate record says//Account received from a 1/5 part of the balance due from Mary Morgan Admrx. to the estate of Joseph Morgan Decd Aug Ct 1785. Joseph Will list four sons, one dtr Ann. Second will list only three sons, and step mother as 5th part. From Kinfolk of Edgecombe Cash was received from Mary Morgan adm. Div. of money among Mary Morgan, Anne Casway, John Morgan, Jo Morgan, Aug Court 1794.I show in my notes of Ezekiel Causey--"another, Ezekiel married Ann Morgan dtr of Joseph." I am not sure of the dates or location here.
3. James MORGAN 1770 made admist of his father will 1792) The Jas. may been Jos?
4. Joseph MORGAN 1772
5. John MORGAN 1776- in 1792 Aug. Term Court. John Morgan chose brother Joseph as guardian. (He may have reaches his majority by 1794 when he sold land "according to will of Joseph Morgan."
Joseph married 2nd Mary Jelk, widow Atkinson, 1779-1780 probably after the children's mother died. From Becky Oct. 2000 Joseph Morgan married 1780 Mary Jelks. #1 was m. John Atkinson 1774 Northampton Va. After Joseph Morgan's death, Mary remarried to David Hathaway: 1792 Petition May (614) for dower by David Hathaway and wife Mary, formerly widow of dec'd Joseph Morgan, stating deceased died possessed of 410 A composed of sepaerate titles, all on or near Tar River. Notice given to Joseph, John and David Morgan, all heirs of dec'd. Year's privision alloted the widow . (no date.)
6. David MORGAN b ca 1780 no knowledge- "to David, tract running from old river landing to great putlick road. Sein place to David and Robert; Robert, tract adj. David's having houses etc. on it (whereupon I live) "
7. Robert MORGAN b. ca 1784 died as a child before 1792
his father married Mary Atkinson 1779-1780 probably after the children's mother died
1. Joseph MORGAN got "all my land after my decease and my wife's (name not given) decease and to my sd son also all my cattle and hogs and all my moveable estate"
2. William MORGAN got one shilling and three pense
1794 Nov. 10 William Morgan will Edgecombe--probated Feb. Court 1795. Names sons William and John, dtr. Martha Price and Kiddy Jones and grandson David. Edgecombe NC Wills November 10, 1794-1795 William gives all land to son William Morgan and gr. son David Morgan gets mare and stock. (Is this the William who first appears 1763 records wife Sarah died prior to will)
3. Arnold got one shilling and three pense
4. Sampson got one shilling and three pense
5. Aaron got one shilling and three pense
6. Timothy Morgan got one shilling and three pense
7. Mary Toler got one shilling and three pense
Was this also a brother to James???1727/26 Oct 22-Nov 1730 Pasquotank Precinct NC:
ROBERT MORGAN will: sons Bennet, Joseph, Robert, Moses (a plantation to each), Aaron. Daughters Allis, Elizabeth, Ann, and Juda. Wife Elizabeth
Exec: sons Bennett and Joseph Morgan.
Wit: Abel Ross, Tamar Ross, Jeruas Jones, James Adams. Proven before Richard Everard.
1762-Sep.4-purchased 100 acres on the south bank of White Oak Swamp at the mouth of Cabin Branch in Edgecombe County -sold this land without a dower release on 19 April 1762