Lisa:I made a mistake on the cemetery Levi and (Nancy)Jane Robinson Morton was buried in. It is Lower Melrose,
Nacogdoches Co. She was listed as Jane instead of Nancy
Jane on my picture of the headstone.These are some of
the ones the Melrose cem. listed:
Morton, Hattie E., (176); b.10-8-1884, d-6-16-1957, double
marker with: Morton,James R., (176);b-7-18-1881. d-2-9-1965.
Morton, Jane, (177); b-1-18-1852, d-5-17-1921. double
Morton, Levi, (177); b-1-15-1847, d-6-30-1921.
Morton, Erline Hall, (178);(no birth given) d-5-1-2007
Morton, James Paul, (178, 181); b-12-14-1920; d-2-13-1995.
AEM2 US Navy WWII. (probably grandson)
I have Levi's death certificate. #17557, he lived in Melrose and was a widow, Jane died abt. a mo. before he did. His death record shows he died a day before the tomb-
stone, June 29, 1921, Case & Monk funeral home, the 30th
was the date of burial. Occupation, farmer, born in Anderson Co., TX. Father: Jesse Morton, Mother: Priscilla
Killion, both born in Ala.,(if correct). A, J.R.Morton signed the death certficate, which looks as if he is the
same James R. Morton that was buried in his plot. The other
couple was prob. James R.'s son.The dr. that signed the
death was S.H. Robinson, MD, probably Jane's kin. He listed
Brights Disease, old age, and general disability.
All the dates and names are the same listed in the family
Bible except Levi died 6-27-1921.
In the Antioch Cem. in San Augustine Co.:
Morton, J.T.,Sr.1872-1948, (the Bible says, 9-7-1872 born.)
It doesn't have a wife listed. This tells me she outlived
him and is buried with her 2nd husband or the children did
put her a marker up.
In the Corinth Cem., San Augustine Co., TX:
Morton, Twin Daus. of Mr. & Mrs. Jessie Morton, Jr.6-24-1948.
Morton, Jessie T; b-2-18-1913, d-6-26-2004, married 12-14-1935 (Jessie seems to be spelled different from the Jesse
A. Morton married to Pricella Killion, these two are the
son and grandson of Jesse A. Morton.
I have not ever found Jesse A. and Pricella's grave.After
their death, John M. and Nancy went to be near their children in Anderson Co.By the Civil War, Jesse A. and
Pricella had deceased. John M. and Jesse A. always lived
near each other.I noticed Jesse A. sold half of his 1280
land grant a few yrs. before he died.He was not in the
1850 census with Pricella and boys.If the girl, Matha was
his, he must have been married before before he married
Pricella.He was abt. 27 yrs. old and the girl was at the
right age to be a first marriage child. She was in the will
Jesse left, probated after 1850, Nacogdoches Co.
The name of the book I mentioned is "Savage Frontier, Vol. 1, 1835-1837. I checked it out of the Llano, TX library and
wanted all three, they didn't stock the other vol's. Stephen L. Moore wrote the books, and he happened to be kin
to John M. Morton.On page ix of the prologue, he wrote:
My interest in the Texas frontier wars originally stemmed from family research.G-G-G grandfather Thomas Alonza Men-
efee and is father Laban Menefee both served as Texas Rang-
ers during the Indian Campaigns of 1839.G-G-G-G-G-grand-
father JOHN M. MORTON served in an 1839 Houston Co., ranger
battalion and fought in the Cherokee War that summer.He
named many more of his greats and grandfathers, I will not
list.The librarian near me said she would order the books.They have them on line and are some of the best I
have read. All are actual happenings in history. He did a lot of research with Texas. He said some of the info. he had read was second hand info. and he researched it all. I
feel the Vol. II may have John M. in it.In 1939, Jesse A.
was probably not as ill and could have rode with him. He
got the 1280 acres somewhere.The 640 Jesse A. got when he
was a new pioneer in Houston Co. John A got 640 also and
640 more for the San Jacinto Battle.If Jesse A. was in one, it should be the 1836 battle before he got that sick.
I have noticed the J in the grants, and some S's looked
similar.They are tall, narrow and have tall loops on the top of the J. I found one in another legal paper that was written the same.