Re: "Missing" Morton/Martin Family Etowah County, AL??
Jana: I don't think you know the year your ggg gmom was born. That would help. I am almost sure they are kin to my
line, Marshall Morton,Sr.1763-1835. He was too old to have
another family but she could have been one of his g-children. He had a dau. that he disowned because she married a Native American.Her name was Eleanor Nellie
Morton, 1784-1876. She took up with Samuel Martin, a native
American. Proof has not been found they ever married. When
an Indian marries, the children take her last name, not his. Marshall Morton was an Indian Trader, and lived among
the Nelsons, which dau.Sarah, no date, was supposed to have married to a ? Nelson, which she may left for OK when the Indians were removed. Yours could even be her dau.
The place Marshal lived, was among the different races. If I remember, Sarah had children, named them Mortons, I think their name was changed to Nelson. It may be that when the Indians left for OK, they could get a government pension if they could prove they were a certain %of Indian blood.It could be the same on the your GGG.They either did or didnot want the pension.There was a note on Gen. Forum about the Eleanor marrying the Nelson. Two of the
sons, Joel Jackson Morton and Henry were married to sisters
using the Martin name.However, afterwards they used the
Jenothan Joel Morton 1786-1862 & Lucy Durham, 1791 d-unk,
lived in The Blount, Etoway area. My line is Marshal, son, John M.,is his bro., the rest of my line is John M's,.... Jesse A., then Levi, then Malitta,my grandmom.The Morton
name changed with my mom.
John M. was in the Battle of San
Jacinto. Him and his son Jesse were granted 640 acres ea.
Marshal's for the 1812 war, Jesse, 640 ac. for coming to live in TX.Jesse received 1280 more in San Augustine Co.
but unk to me yet.Jesse got sick with Parkinson's, then
got snake bit, didn't live long after that. My g-gfather
was 3 at that time.
When James and Jane Morton came to SC on the James @ Mary
ship from Ireland with Rev. Martin and his family in the
1760's. Martin brought his congregation.There's lots of
info on the internet about Jane Peden Morton.James died,
she remarried Robt. Morrow, moved to Morgan Co., Ala. from
SC with the rest of t he family in Blount Co.
(I lived in Chilton Co., and Jefferson and have been all
around the Sand Mtn. areas looking for a new place we liked.The reason the Morton's came was for free land.
They all got at least 640 ac., Texas paid them in land,
to pioneer here and fight in the Mexican War.You still
see GTT on a lot of papers in the library there, Gone to
Texas.The Mortons setteled in Palestine, Houston Co. and
now Anderson Co. Mine moved east to Nacogdoches Co. John M
and Jesse received the last 640 ac and 1280 ac near there.
They probably sold the 640 for ea. when they got the
Nacogdoches Co., land. Jesse sold 640 ac. of the 1280 when
he got sicker.John M. lived close to Jesse A and Pricella
Killion Morton until both died early, Jesse in 1850, her in
1860, then they moved back to Anderson Co. and are buried
there.Eleanor Nellie Morton that lived with Samuel Martin
is most likely yours and my kin. All the Indian would be
bred out, and there is nothing wrong with a good peaceful