Please accept this as probably accurate, but not “gospel.”Ezekiel H. Morgan (1807 - 1876) and Susannah ____ (1807 - 1887) were early well-respected settlers in the Union/Columbia County area (probably 1830’s/1840’s).I don’t know if there were any other Morgans who moved at the same time to the area.
Their children include at least 5 sons: Asa R. (1829 - 1872); Seeborn (1830 - 1878); William(1832 -____); Henry (1833 - ____); Gustian (sp?) (1835 - ____) and at least 3 daughters: Margaret (1837 - ____); Nancy (1840 - ____); and Fanny (1844 - ____).I don’t have a Susan Anna, but considering how often nicknames or alternate names were used, I wouldn’t completely exclude the possibility that Nancy or Fanny might have been Susan Anna.
The David Ezekiel Morgan who married Charity Elizabeth Scott was Asa’s son.One of their descendants told me that she remembered being told an old family story that some Ainsworths in Union County had a buggy accident and were killed. They left 8 children and Zeke and Lizzie Morgan "took them in" and raised them as their own (along with their 11 or so children)I’d love to find some documentation on this.
I don’t have William H. in the 1870 census, but he may be there.At the time I was going through the Union and Columbia County records, I was a genealogy neophyte and sometimes foolishly ignored families who weren’t “mine.”