This is what I have on Celia Morgan dtr of Zac Milton.We all agree the Selah was hard to figure out her situation but I think I have discovered what makes sense to me as I try to discover who John Sr. father was if not James which I do not believe is his father so i am taking another look at each of James Morgan children to try to understand this James Morgan. I am starting with Celia first.
John Morgan and Anne Barbee of Essex, VA. (I believe James and William could be the children of the Morgan's of Essex, and VA.connection to John Stallings and his wife Elizabeth Ward of IOW and Nasemond VA.).I have deeds on her mother Mary Ward, with a connection to the John Morgan of Essex, Va., on this line as I try to discover when and where John Sr meet Rutha Stallings in search of their father's but I will post that at a later date. All these family's did move around a great deal. Cousin, Mary Isle of Wight County
WARD, Frances 15 Feb 1704 John Chapman John ca 1718 Elizabeth -- Thomas ca 1719 Joanna Raynier Benjamin ca 1734 Sarah -- Elizabeth ca 1744 John Stallings Ann ca 1750 James Maddray Ann 25 Mar 1783 Benjamin Jones Benjamin 28 Jan 1786 Rebecca Edwards Martha 18 Nov 1786 William Woodward Mary 25 Aug 1791 Jesse Atkinson Nancy 30 Oct 1798 Abraham Jones John 19 Mar 1801 Holly Mangum Frances 25 Oct 1807 James Pitman John 12 Mar 1863 Lucy A. C. Jones George W. 8 Dec 1881 Margaret A. Edwards
Johnston County, NC - Will of James Stallings, 1786
Will of James Stallings (abstracted) 14 Apr. 1782 Prob. Nov. Ct. 1786
Daughter Elizabeth Gulley-Negro Hannah & Child
Son Zadock-Negro Haggar & Children
Daughter Ruth Talton-Negro Molly for 15 years, then to daughter Ruth and granddaughter Nancy Harper
Daughter Judith Talton-Negro Mark
Son Issac-Negro Tony
Son Jacob-land lying on North side of Neuse River, including house and Plantation where I now live
Daughter Sarah Stallings-80 money in gold or silver
Son Ezekial-land and plantation on South side of Neuse River
Remainder of estate after debts are paid to be divided between Children; Ruth, Elizabeth, Zadock, Judith, Jacob, Issac, Sarah and Ezekial
Exec: Zadock Stallings, Robert Gulley
Wit: Henry Blurton, John Brady
William Morgan Edgecombe Co., NC cousin to James Morgan Sr. (Brother to Celia Morgan Milton Morgan Selah, who married James Morgan a cousin but father to our John Sr who would be 13 at this time).
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.
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 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 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.
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 his her James X TalerElisabeth X Selah Morgain mark mark his Robert X Vick mark
An inventory 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 MORGAN 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 mark)